20 beauties run for Jubilee title

May 24-27, 1966 Twenty, count ’em!. Twenty beautiful young girls from McCulloch County will vie for the title of Miss Heart of Texas and will be crowned in the opening ceremonies of the July Jubilee, July 1 at Bulldog Stadium. The girls will take part in the Miss Heart of Texas Pageant, the traditional opening of the Jubilee, and will be voted on by the audience as they enter the stadium. Cactus Pryor, well known TV personality from KTBC-TV, Austin, will be master of ceremonies for the pageant. McCulloch citizens remember him better as ‘Dr. Hugo Hansen from Denmark,’ since his appearance at the recent Chamber of Commerce banquet. Young ladies competing for the title will be Betzy Williams, Linda Gibson, Sheryle Wall, Linda Simpson, Pam Guice, Kathy Young, Clara Porter, Karen Feazelle, Dainty Wood, Reva Hargrove, Sandra Brock, Carol Ricks, Becky Roper, Paula Miller, Carol Neal and Karen McCulloch, all of Brady; Sandra Marshall and Kathy Fleming of Melvin and Donna Springer and Susan Boren of Rochelle. *** Medallion due McCulloch Co. Courthouse A medallion is to be ordered for McCulloch County’s Courthouse, it was announced at a meeting of the McCulloch County Historical Survey Committee at Richards Memorial Library clubroom last Saturday. Chairman Clarence Snider, who presided, stated he is compiling a Confederate Memorial. Plans were discussed for marking the Western Cattle Trail that originated around San Antonio and passed through the Lohn and Salt Gap areas and converged on the Colorado River near Waldrip. It was noted that a list of McCulloch County pensioners is published in seven books. A compiler of books on ghost towns lists the opening of McCulloch County post offices as follows: Brady, Aug. 8, 1976; Broadmore, 1907; Calf Creek, 1915; Camp San Saba, 1876; Cowboy, 1879; Tucker, 1909, later changing name to Doole; Fife 1902; Lohn, 1890; Melvin, 1906, Nine, 1892; Pear Valley, 1910; Placid, 1908; Rochelle, 1879; Salt Gap, 1905; Stacy, 1897, Voca, 1878; Waldrip, 1879; Whiteland, 1912. A pioneer citizen of Mercury is to be contacted to try to determine whether Dugout has significant historical value to be marked. An effort is to be made to move the James Bowie monument, located in a pasture in the Calf Creek area, to the highway for a more prominent position. Members attending the meeting, besides Snider, were H. D. Bradley, J.E. Edmiston, George Engdahl, Mrs. W. N. Williamson, Mrs. Fred Wulff, Mrs. D. S. Pumphrey, Mrs. H. L. Braly and Mrs. Fred Lohn. *** Bradshaw goes to Andrews High as Backfield Coach Johnny Bradshaw, former Brady Bulldog football star, and son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bradshaw, has been hired as defensive backfield coach at Andrews The Andrews school board hired Bradshaw as an additional coach. He has coached at Roswell, N. Mex. High School and, prior to that, was at Odessa Ector for five years. Bradshaw will be remembered as a former captain of the Bulldogs and an all-district halfback in 1956. He graduated from BHS in 1957. *** Open house set for Thompsons Friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thompson and family of Rochelle are invited to attend open house for them at the Rochelle Community Center Tuesday, May 31. Thompson, who has been superintendent of the Rochelle School system for 13 years, recently tendered his resignation to go to Overton as head of the schools.

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