Brady Municipal Gas signs new 20-year contract

Sept. 13-16, 1966 The Brady, Texas Municipal Gas corporation has contracted to purchase an extra supply of gas from the McCandless-McCammon field in Brown County at a cost below the national average set by the Interstate Commerce Commission, according to Manager Aubrey Bierman. The corporation will buy gas for storage on a 20- year contract at 12 cents per thousand cubic feet, whereas the national average cost is 16.5 cents, Bierman said. At present, the gas will be stored in the Janellen field. It may also be pumped into the lines for use. Plans are to pump an additional five-year supply in the Janellen field to add to the approximately 20- year supply already available to the corporation. The bonding company has required that the five- year supply be stored in the field in addition to the 20-year backlog already available in the other wells owned by the corporation, local officials stated. “The McCandless-McCammon field already has three good wells and are drilling three more,” said Bierman. “This new contract will enable us to have a 25-year supply of gas for the future. The gas purchased on the new contract may also be used in the lines at the 12 cent rate,” he added. Mayor John Rudder, a member of the board of directors of the corporation, pointed out that the city was in deed fortunate to have this backlog of gas. “This move to have a municipal gas corporation is a farsighted move on the part of some civic minded men. They have planned with engineers and the bonding company for years ahead. This gas contract at 12 cents per thousand cubic feet will assure us even more gas in the future. “Other towns have purchased gas systems with no thought but the present, no plans for future gas usage. As a result, they have run into difficulties. This contract and storage plan for future years assures us of no gas difficulties for years to come,” Rudder declared. Bierman pointed out that engineers usually underestimate a gas supply for the future. “Years ago they predicted the Janellen field would be depleted by now’but we are still getting gas and by using it as a storage field we have still added to the supply.” “All in all, I don’t think gas customers of the corporation have anything to worry about. They will be getting gas at no increase in rates and with the 20-year supply plus the new five-year backlog, we have ample gas for many years to come,” Bierman concluded. *** ‘Felt Hat Days’ set Friday and Saturday Mayor John Rudder has proclaimed Friday and Saturday as official Felt Hat Days in Brady. The major suggests that it’s time to toss away the old faded straw and step out in a new felt’now that fall is here and another grand football season is underway. A new fall felt will perk up your spirits as well as your appearance. Brady merchants have just the model and brim shape that a man in the Heart Of Texas likes to wear. Participating in Felt Hat Days here Friday and Saturday are John’s Boot and Western Store, Wilensky-Huffman, Lintz’s and Samuel’s. Step out in a felt hat for the big football game here Friday night’Brady vs. Lake View. *** Rochelle Club to study Heritage Mrs. R.L. Smith, in introducing the years programs on Texas heritage, said she hoped the members would recall things they already knew, would learn new facts and that the studies would be enjoyable and fun as the Rochelle Study Club met Monday afternoon in the Community Center. Mrs. A.L. Neal spoke on “Texas, the Lone Star State,” using the outline of its discover and development under the six flags of Spain, France, Mexico, Texas, Confederacy and the United States. She said most of the people who came to Texas with Stephen F. Austin, were seeking homes rather than adventure. It was not until the beginning of difficulties with Mexico that men seeking adventure flooded the settlements. “Texans are proud of their revolution. They take pride in the heroic defense of the Alamo, and the great victory at San Jacinto. They learned at Goliad more than a century ago that you can’t do business with dictators.” With the exception of the period of Spanish exploration, the history of Texas prior to the War between the States, is almost entirely the history of East Texas. Since the end of that conflict, a new empire’West Texas’has acquired a population and enjoyed abundant development and its story is the story of progress. Mrs. Howard Price presided for the business meeting. Mrs. Lloyd Moseley, finance chairman, announced that the club would have the subscription agencies for both the San Angelo Times and the Fort Worth Star Telegram and asked in securing new and renewal subscriptions to these newspapers. Mrs. George Harris and Mrs. M.N. Williamson served frosted soft drinks to fifteen members and two guests, Mrs. W. E. McNate and Mrs. Carl Davenport. *** Rodrigue-Doyal wedding date set Mrs. Lillian Rodrigue of Brady announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Latricia Willeene, to Bobby Dean Doyal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Green Doyal of Lohn. Miss Rodrigue’s fiance is serving with the United States Navy and is stationed at the Naval Air Base in Fallon, Nev. The couple plan to be married in a 5 p.m. ceremony, Sunday, Nov.. 6, in the First Methodist Church of Brady.

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