HA project contract due OK Thursday

Oct. 14-18, 1966 The work contract for the local low rent housing project for Brady will be signed Thursday in Fort Worth. Chairman of the Housing Authority of the City of Brady, Stan Wallace, and executive secretary H.E. Stromquist will meet with the Public Housing Authority architect, Elwin Fitch and contractor Homer Haworth to complete the main construction contract for the 90-unit project. Haworth was low bidder Sept. 28 with a figure of $929,352. The Orange, Tex. contractor will have 360 calendar days in which to complete the project which will be built on four separate sites. Stromquist said the contractor’s first procedure day would be Oct. 31. It is expected that a number of local firms will receive subcontracts in the various phases of construction. It was over a year ago, September 1965, when the project was set in motion with a $1,177,335 loan from the Housing and Home Finance Agency in Washington. Eight firms submitted bids for the housing project and Haworth was awarded the contract after the bids were opened by Architect Fitch from Houston. *** Coolest spell of season drops mercury to 39 The coolest spell of the young fall season was ushered in last Friday evening with a mild norther. Temperatures dropped to 42 Saturday and a low of 39 Sunday morning. The mercury was down again to 42 on Monday morning. The front was accompanied by a few clouds and a light drizzle fell in Brady, about .10 inch. Northern parts of the state reported snow Monday morning and last Friday night other areas reported a killing freeze. Farmers and ranchers in McCulloch County are in need of some rain with the possible exception of peanut farmers. Long range forecasts for the area predict no moisture in the near future. *** Bulldogs, Punchers fight to draw A fired-up bunch of Mason Punchers threw a lasso Friday night and held the favored Brady Bulldogs to a 14-14 tie. The Punchers overcame a 14-point deficit with touchdowns in the third and fourth periods to battle the Bulldogs to a stalemate. Brady scored first on a four-yard run by Dorman Moore who also kicked the point after. They scored again on the third stanza, this time on a 35-yard Moore-to-Raymond Lafuente aerial. Moore again added the PAT. Puncher Wayne Lehmberg hooked up with Charles Loeffler on two passes, one of 20 yards and another of 34 for their scores in the third and fourth periods. The Punchers first try for an extra point failed, but after the second TD, Lehmberg ran for the two points that tied the score. District 8-AA has turned into one of those crazy mixed-up loops where anything can happen. Unbeaten, but once tied, San Saba fell to an improving Coleman and Llano played a hair-raiser against Ballinger before losing 15-7. According to fans who saw the game, Llano had a very good chance to pull the game out of another upset. For football fans who may be wondering, Coach Fletcher Fields settled the question as to how the tie between Brady and Mason would be rated. First downs and penetration are not counted in District 8-AA, but a tie game is counted as half a game won and half a game lost in the standings. In any case, unofficially the first downs and penetrations were even, Fields explained. *** Oct. 16-22 is B&PW week Members of the Brady Business and Professional Women’s Club are observing B&PW week, Oct. 16-22 and in observance, attended the churches of their choice this past Sunday. Mrs. Clementine Holbrook, president of the local club, reported that the members will also observe their week by breakfasting together Thursday morning. Any lady in this county interested in joining this working women’s organization is asked to contact Mrs. H.L. Lackey, chairman of the membership committee. *** Three seniors on honor roll for Rochelle School Three seniors are on the Rochelle school honor roll, released last week by Principal Bill Spurgin. A total of 15 appear on the list, which includes those whose grades are 90 or better. SENIORS’Sue Hutchens, Vicki Gamblin and Linda Jeffreys. JUNIOR’Paul Kruckemeyer. FRESHMEN’Cherry Kruckemeyer and Vicki McBee. EIGHTH’Anne Moseley and Kathy Turnell. SEVENTH’Marja Beakley and Janice Kruckemeyer. SIXTH’Tanya Cooper. FOURTH’Mike Kilmer and Liane Jones. THIRD’Jacquetta Poe and John Jackson. *** In Abilene for tests Mrs. H. Gilbreath is undergoing tests in Abilene this week. She is expected to return home this week- end, but will probably return to Abilene for major surgery next week.

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