Chips down for Bulldogs’moment of truth

Oct. 11-14, 1966 The time has arrived when the chips are down and the Brady Bulldogs must play for keeps’district play begins this Friday night with the Bulldogs meeting the Punchers at Mason. Five games are behind District 8-AA teams. They mean nothing as to which will possess the district crown when the next five games are completed. The Bulldogs are in fair physical condition. Of course, Michael Pellizzari is out, possibly for the season. Pat Elliott is still under the doctor’s care and whether he goes Friday night depends on what the team physician says, Coach Fletcher Fields said. Otherwise, the remainder of the team had good workouts this week and the boys proclaim themselves in good spirits. “I am trying to convince them that we just prepare for one game at a time and this week it is Mason,” Fields said. “They (Mason) have a team about our size and they are fighters. They play right down to the wire and refuse to give up. We always have a good game with Mason and it is no problem to get these Brady boys up for a game with the Punchers,” Fields pointed out. Five offensive and seven defensive regulars return to the Mason squad this season. The Punchers run from the T formation and are strong on experience and short on size (as are the Bulldogs.) The Punchers have posted a 3-2 non-district season and have wins over Junction, Fredericksburg and Burnet, while losing to Goldthwaite and Sonora. Things look sticky as far as most of the district teams are concerned. All five of them have come through pre-district play with pretty good records. San Saba boasts four wins and a tie and Ballinger has a 3-2 record. Coleman is possessor of probably the most unique record in that the Bluecats have tied three of five games, won one and lost one. Llano has a 2-3 record. Brady’s 4-1 mark puts the Bulldogs in second place behind San Saba. Leading scorers in the district come from San Saba with Radow Keeney leading the pack with 32 points, followed by teammate Larry Sanderson with 30. Brady’s Puddin Jones is in third place, one point ahead of Dorman Moore. They have 28 and 27 points respectively. The students at Brady High School planned a big bonfire for Thursday evening and all Bulldog fans are invited. *** State Fair to honor Melvin 4-H Club girl Sandra Marshall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Marshall of Melvin, is being honored at the State Fair of Texas Honor Award Banquet Friday night, Oct. 14, as a member of the Texas 4-H Council. The honor award is a tribute to Sandra in recognition of outstanding 4-H endeavors and for her representation of fellow 4-H members in the district and Texas 4-H councils. The Honor Award Banquet and the Friendship Party following it is one of the most glamorous event available for Texas 4- H members. “Sandra will also attend the ‘Get Acquainted Orientation’ meeting and the Texas 4-H Council meeting on Friday. The Texas Council consists of one boy and one girl from each of the 12 districts in the state.” On Saturday Sandra will attend a breakfast provided by United Gas Co., at the Statler-Hilton Hotel and then will take turns with other council members staying in the 4-H booth at the State Fair. Rooms are furnished the 4-Her’s at the hotel for the weekend, and the lunch on Saturday by the State Fair. Mrs. Vyvien Duncan, McCulloch County Home Demonstration Agent and Mrs. Floyd Marshall will accompany Sandra to the fair in Dallas. *** House plant care garden club topic “Winter Care of House Plants” was the topic discussed by Mrs. Fount Stroope when the Brady Garden Club met last Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Richards Memorial Library clubroom. She said that pot plants should be re-potted and kept in a warm place during cold weather. She noted that poinsettias should be kept at an even temperature to insure blooming and that now is the time to plant bulbs. Mrs. E.J. Brock, president, presided at the business session when it was announced that the therapy committee will arrange centerpieces for the dining table at the Fireside Nursing Home on Thanksgiving. Mrs. Brock and Mrs. Carl Keith attended the meeting on publicity which was held at the San Angelo Standard-Times in San Angelo recently. Mrs. Brock and Mrs. Leroy Keese also attended a meeting in Brownwood recently in the interest of arrangements to be made for the Lighthouse of the Blind in Austin. The Brady club will make a plaque to be placed on a wall of the Lighthouse. A committee met with the city council recently relative to cleaning and beautifying the depot grounds. Members voted to have a work day at the grounds Thursday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. The grounds are to be cleared of weeds and debris so that grass may be planted. Attending were Mmes. E.L. Guyton, Emmett Damron, M.J. Bean, W.H. Ballou, H.L. Braly, August Steelhammer, Bill Hook, Jimmy Ellison, Gilbert Steelhammer, John Sorrell of Melvin, A.H. Woody, Fred Lohn, E.J. Brock, Spencer Engdahl, J.H. Snodgrass, Fount Stroope, Leroy Keese and Jack B. Smith.

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