Brady delegation largest at Highway 87 meeting

July 27-Aug. 2, 1966 Ten representatives from Brady made up the largest one town delegation to attend the US Highway 87 Association meeting in Lubbock last week. Those attending from Brady were, Judge and Mrs. K.O. Ellington, George Purcell, James Feazelle, Chuck Norwood, Ben Dillon, Jean F. Williams, Johnny Rudder, Bill Robinett and Jimmy Huffman. Port Lavaca was set as the 1967 meeting place with San Antonio getting the 1968 meeting. The association indicated that Brady would be in line for the 1969 meeting if they desired it. Judge Ellington was re-elected vice- president of the southern region of the association. Hal Woodward of Coleman, member of the Texas Highway Commission, was keynote speaker. He said the image of a state or area can easily get muddled in the mind of a potential tourist. Woodward told the group that a nationwide survey indicates many people think of Texas as a flat, arid desert void of mountains, forests, greenery, beaches, water or tall buildings. He said Texas boasts an abundance of each of these features that the visitor would not expect to find. “The point is, the images of your state, your area can easily get muddled in the mind of the potential tourist unless you do something about it.” The answer, Woodward said, is to tell and keep telling potential visitors about Texas’ attractions and recreational facilities. “You tell them and then you tell them again.” Woodward urged information programs and mentioned the success of the Texas Highway Department’s centers in bettering the tourist’s image of Texas. *** Escapees still loose The hunt continued this week for two men who sawed their way out of the McCulloch County jail last Wednesday. Lonnie Lee Teague and Bobby Roberts, both in jail in lieu of bond, sawed the bars from their cell door and the jail window to escape from the back of the jail. Sheriff Luke Vogel, after questioning a number of persons, believes that the two men fled from the jail several hours earlier than the 2 a.m. time set last week after the break. “The men were seen about 9:30 or 10 p.m. Wednesday headed for the lot where the Gartman Butane truck was parked,” Vogel said. The stolen truck was found 10 miles south of Austin, Saturday. It was driven into a weeded lot and according to Deputy Golden Jones, was well hidden. Vogel said he thought the men left the jail about 9:30 p.m., went directly to the truck and left town. “They were apparently well on their way when we finally got the word they had broken jail,” the sheriff said. Sheriff Vogel said the two men had had a number of visitors during their imprisonment and that one of them had apparently slipped the prisoners a hack saw blade. “I know they had some local help and I think I have it narrowed down to three men,” Vogel said. He also said that he was sure Teague was in Austin. Teague’s parents live there. Vogel also said the escapee had made two telephone calls to a man in Austin. *** Duncan Chevrolet’s 10th birthday party now in progress Duncan Chevrolet Company is staging its 10th birthday party and to show appreciation to customers, the firm has lowered the prices on the entire stock of new chevrolets, new pickups and ElCaminos and new cars. Eldon Duncan, owner and operator, said, “Within the past 10 years we have felt like we have accomplished something here by offering the public the most complete automotive dealership in McCulloch County.” Besides the automobile business, the firm has a complete body shop and a tire department. *** Houn’ Dawgs choose Leifeste as president Lamar Leifeste, pastor of the First Methodist Church, and an avid booster of the Brady Bulldogs, was named president of the Ol’ Houn’ Dawgs Club at the annual membership meeting at Simpson Lake last Thursday night. Leifeste succeeds Herbert Penn as head of the booster organization. Other new officers elected by the 50 Houn’ Dawgs present included James Feazelle, vice-president and Helmuth (Red) Stromquist, secretary-treasurer. The Houn’ Dawgs set the date for the annual fall barbecue and extended an invitation to all prospective A and B team candidates. The affair will be held at Richards Park on Aug. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Leifeste introduced the new Bulldog varsity coaches, Fletcher Field and assistant Forrest Hanson. Fields told of the plans for the season and listed 32 players who are expected to make up Brady’s entry in District 8-AA. Edward Whiteley, who moved up to the principalship of Brady South Ward after several seasons as assistant Bulldog coach, spoke briefly as did Hanson. Supt. C.A. Reynolds urged the Ol’ Houn’ Dawgs and fans to give full support to Brady’s new coaching staff and the athletic program in general in the Brady school system. First regular meeting of the Houn’ Dawgs is set for the first Monday night in September, with the Brady-Belton game of last year to be shown.

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