3 accidents mar holiday travel’no serious injuries

Nov. 25-29, 1966 Two car wrecks Friday and one Sunday marred the holiday weekend in McCulloch County. No serious injuries were recorded in any of the accidents. Possibly the most severe injury occurred in a one car mishap Friday morning at 11:30 a.m., about 20 miles north of Brady on the Coleman Highway. Mrs. Theresa Eager Madden had a blowout on the car she was driving and the vehicle turned over once. She was taken to Brady Hospital by Wilkerson Ambulance and was treated for cuts about the head and face. She was entered in the hospital for observation. Friday afternoon about 3:30 p.m., a collision between Joseph Alston Brown of Brady and Paschal Otto Drake of San Angelo took place about two and one-half miles west of Brady. According to investigating officers, Brown apparently turned left in front of the Drake vehicle which struck the left rear of the Brown car. Mrs. Drake, who was accompanying her husband was slightly injured and was taken to Brady Hospital where she was treated and later transferred to San Angelo. Sunday about 11 a.m., a car driven by Creston Funk, Jr., of San Antonio was in collision three miles south on US 87, with a pickup truck driven by Carl Nance of Brady. Funk, who was cut about the face was accompanied by his wife and two small children, one of whom was slightly injured. They were taken to Brady Hospital by a passing motorist where Mr. Funk and the child were entered for treatment and observation. Investigating officers deemed both vehicles total losses. The Funks, who were on their way to Lubbock, credited seat belts with the fact that their injuries were no more severe. All four were wearing their seat belts when the accident occurred. *** Cool front and gusty winds drop mercury to 28 Some of the coldest weather of the season was ushered in by a cold front Saturday night which was accompanied by strong gusty winds. The temperature was in the mid-forties Sunday morning and never got higher than the mid-fifties during the day. Monday morning dawned clear and bright with a light frost and a 29-degree reading. Under clear skies and bright sunshine the thermometer rose to a high of 64 Monday and dropped to a low of 28 Tuesday morning about 6 a.m. The wind had changed to southerly Tuesday but the warming trend was predicted to be short-lived as another cold front was to move into North Texas Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. Snow flurries were expected in the Panhandle along with the front. *** 22 students from McCulloch County at A&M this semester 22 students from McCulloch County are included in the record enrollment at Texas A&M University in College Station, this fall, announced Registrar H.L. Heaton. Heaton said enrollment at A&M this semester totals 10,629, an increase of 1,205 students over the same period last year. Attending from McCulloch County are William Day, Ben Dillon, John Droughton, Gilbert Engdahl, Joe Evridge, Charles Fleming, George Kidd III, Carl Kyzar, James Kyzar, David Lohn, Don Miller, Larry Miller, Bennie Moore, Robert Moran, Craig Steffens, Manuel Pina, Sidney Doyal, Jon Underwood, Jaroy Moore, Kirby Huffman, Doran Lemke and James Moseley. *** Bert Haney is sorority speaker Theta Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Monday evening, Nov. 28 in Richards Memorial Library. The guest speaker, Bert Haney, gave an interesting and humorous program on “How Is You Conversation.” Using a tape recorder and four members, Diana McShan, Veta Young, Peggy Gartman and Joanne Pierce, Mr. Haney pointed out the six arts of a good conversationalist. During the business meeting it was announced toys were ready and would be distributed to approximately 60 needy children at Christmas. Plans were made for the Christmas party on Dec. 21 for the Special Education Classes. These parties are one of the sorority projects. Marilyn Carrithers gave a report on the Christmas dance to be held Dec. 17 at Brady Country Club. Hostesses for the evening, Maurice Mallow and Laverne Petty served refreshments to members: Linda Blauvelt, Wanda Burns, Mary Lou Byrd, Marilyn Carrithers, Mary Sue Fields, Peggy Gotcher, Linda Hanson, Ilene Harris, Carolyn Hughes, Sherron Jordan, Wanda McBee, Diane McShan, Joanne Pierce, Melba Rickman, Allie Roddie, Dora Whiteley, Lucy Wood, Ginger Woodard and Veta Young, and pledges Myrna Steward, Peggy Gartman, Bobbie Jordan, Bonnie Roddie, Ann Fisher, Glenda Middleton and Bobby Petty. *** Thanksgiving in Austin Mr. and Mrs. Elvard White were among the many Bradyites in Austin Thanksgiving Day for the Longhorn-Aggie football classic played in Memorial Stadium.

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