Brady girl first new Shrine burn patient

March 25-28, 1966 Louise Plumley, who was seriously burned at her home on Feb. 4, was taken to Galveston on Saturday for treatment at the new Shriners Burn Institute. Thirteen-year-old Louise was one of the first children admitted to the newly opened hospital. Shrine Imperial Potentate, Barney Collins of Mexico, admitted the first patient on Sunday to the new $3 million dollar institution, the nation’s only hospital devoted exclusively to the care and treatment of burned children. Louise received burns on 40 percent of her upper body about 7:30 one morning as she was dressing for school, and has been under treatment at the Brady Hospital since the accident. She was taken to Galveston in a Wilkerson ambulance and was accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Plumley and Jim McFarlin. Collins told the huge crowd that gathered for the opening that the cost of operating this institute is estimated at more than $1.5 million per year when it goes into full operation. Yet, as in all Shriner’s hospitals for crippled children, no patient or sponsor may pay one cent. If space is available, any burned child will be accepted regardless of color, nationality or religion. The Burn Institute at Galveston is dedicated to the treatment of severely burned children under the age of 15, whose parents or guardians are unable to pay for treatment. Children are admitted as long as beds are available, upon the request of a Shriner. In some cases, the burn Institute personnel provide instruction for the care of severely burned children being cared for in local hospitals while awaiting transportation to the Burn Institute, when requested by a physician. Several members of the Sues Temple Shrine of San Angelo attended dedication ceremonies at the new Shriners Burn Institute, including potentate Gordon Griffin, Jr. of Brownwood. *** Brady vet receives series of rabies shots Dr. Richard Winters is taking a series of seven rabies shots to counteract possible infection of the deadly disease. This will be the second time in less than two years that the Brady Vet has had to take the shots. He was exposed last week while working with a sick cow. He was not sure what the animal had died of until they sent the head off and received a positive report of rabies. He had an open cut on his hand and decided it would be in his best interest to take the series of rabies shots once again. He had continued to work until Tuesday but has since remained home. Mrs. Winters said he had been very uncomfortable, but by Thursday he had resumed his practice and was feeling better. *** Kenneth Morris reported wounded in shooting Kenneth Morris, 42, a Brady truck driver, was wounded in a shooting incident in San Angelo Wednesday night, according to information received here. Morris was reportedly hospitalized at Shannon Hospital with a bullet wound to the chest. Police were quoted as saying he was unconscious and unable to give any details at this time. He was taken to the hospital about 11:30 p.m. by a San Angelo taxicab driver. *** Rochelle wildlife group discusses quail stocking The Rochelle 4-H Club Wildlife group met Tuesday in the Ray Engdahl home. James Springer, vice-chairman, presided at the business meeting. County Agent Travis Langford and junior leader Linda Roberts gave information on how they might get quail to put on their land. Those present were Elaine Hurd, Kyle Moseley, James Springer, Brent Deeds, Larry Ringer, Gary Engdahl, Cindy Ringer, Dixie Hurd, Linda Roberts, County Agent, Mr. Langford, adult leaders, Mrs. Bobby Hurd, Mrs. Harvey Ringer and Mrs. Ray Engdahl. *** Brother, sister nominated for class favorites Rose Ann and Charles Reynolds, daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Reynolds, have been nominated for junior and senior class favorites at Abilene Christian College. Rose Ann, a 1963 graduate of Brady High School, is a junior elementary education major. She is a member of the A Cappella Chorus and is president of the Kitten Klub pep organization. Charles, a 1962 graduate of Brady High School, is a senior biology major. He is president of the senior class and a member of Sub T-16, a men’s social club, as well as co-captain of the Wildcat football team. *** Play cast feted with party Chuck Priess, a member of the cast of the Brady High School junior class play, “Time out for Ginger,” was host to a party following the presentation on Friday evening, entertaining at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Harry Priess. The cast members and director, Miss Lucille Welch were in attendance.

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