Two Austin men charged with vandalism here

June 3-7, 1966 Sheriff Luke Vogel arrested two Austin men who have been charged with destruction of the foundation of the Gray Carrithers home on Sixth St. Vogel received a call on May 26 that someone was recklessly driving on the north side of town. He was given a description of the vehicle and made the investigation. After waiting a short time he apprehended Lonnie Lee Teague, 27 and Roy Lee Wilson , 17. They were charged with driving while intoxicated and driving without a license and placed in jail. Earlier Mrs. Carrithers had driven by the site of the new home and had seen the two men and was sure they were not part of the construction crew. She later mentioned to her husband that she had seen the men and they looked suspicious and had taken their license plate number. On Friday morning, Carrithers drove by the new home and found that someone had torn up the new copper pipes that had been installed and had bent and broken some of the other plumbing fixtures. He went to the jail and notified Sheriff Vogel and noticed the car bearing the license plate that his wife had written down. Building contractor Buster Quain estimated damage to be about $150. *** Head Starts first classes begin Monday Plans for the Head Start program in the Brady schools have been completed and the first classes will be held Monday at South Ward Elementary. The classes are for children five or six years of age who will start school in September 1966 or 1967. One section of the Head Start program will be for non-english speaking students. It is designed primarily for children in low income families to prepare them for school. Three professional teachers have been employed and more will be added if enrollment justifies. Supt. C.A. Reynolds said a school bus will run in the north and east sides of town to transport the pre-schoolers. *** Six McCulloch Co. Future Farmers to receive degree Six McCulloch County Future Farmers were among 95 selected from the Area VII FFA Association to receive the state’s highest degree in FFA work. Barry Bivens and Steve Snodgrass from the Brady chapter, Lewis Bratton, Bruce Deeds, and mark Moseley from Rochelle and Jimmy Murray from Melvin were selected during the 12th annual convention of the association at the Terrace Motor Hotel in Austin last Monday. Final approval will be made during the June 7- 9 meeting of the state committee in Austin. The requirements to receive the State’s highest award include: outstanding leadership ability, school and community cooperative activities, and development of proficiency in farm enterprises as well as earning and having invested at least $500, of which two-thirds must be from their farming programs. The top state awards will be presented during the State FFA Convention in Austin, July 13-15. *** Sidney Hatch hurt in freak accident Sidney Hatch, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Neill Hatch, was injured in a freak accident while mowing the lawn Wednesday just before noon. The lawn mower slung a 1-4 inch piece of wire into Sidney’s abdomen. He was taken to Brady Hospital where X-rays revealed the wire had penetrated the abdominal cavity and was floating around. He is resting comfortable at the hospital and is under observation. X-rays are being made periodically and watch put on his blood count. According to his father, the attending physician said that barring complications the small piece of wire will be left in his body. *** Steward Evans takes Rochelle School position Steward Evans is the new Superintendent of Rochelle Schools. Presently the high school principal in Snyder High School, he was elected as Rochelle Superintendent by the Rochelle Board of Education. A native of Mertzon, Evans succeeds C.W. Thompson, who has been head of the Rochelle School for the past 13 years. Thompson resigned recently to become Superintendent of Overton Schools. Evans hold a BS degree from Sul Ross College at Alpine, and a Masters degree from North Texas State University and has completed additional graduate work at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He taught six years in the Midland school system and from there went to Callisburg as principal, thence Snyder as principal. Evans is married and has three sons, ages 10, 7 and 5. “We are looking forward to having the Evans’ family in our community in late June,” said R.S. Moseley, president of the Rochelle Board of Education.

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