New Year sees 3 business changes made in Brady

Dec. 30, 1966-Jan. 3, 1967 Three businesses in Brady will make changes with the coming of the new year. W.K. Cobb, who has been in the drug store business since 1929, has sold his interest in the City Drug of Brady, to Harold Deaton, a partner, effective Jan. 1. In addition to the drug store and building, Cobb sold his business buildings occupied by Mode O’ Day and The Waldrop Insurance to Deaton. Cobb plans to retire to Lake LBJ and spend his time fishing and resting. Deaton plans to run the store as it has been in the past with the same employees as heretofore. R.A. McShan, after 21 years in The grocery business at 100 Crothers Ave, is going to consolidate his store with McShan No. 2 on 11th and S. Bridge Streets. The No. 2 store since July 1964 has been run by McShan’s son, Bob. Two of McShan’s employees, Robert and Richard Evans, will enter the trucking business with their father, and McShan said the shortage of help and the new wage and hour law coming up in the near future prompted his move. “I hate to move from this location. It has been like home for so many years, and I have appreciated the support of my customers in the past and solicit their future business,” McShan said. The other business making a change is Wilensky- Huffman. A liquidation sale is now in progress at the store so that the partnership can be dissolved. Jimmy Huffman will buy the interest of Raymond Wilensky in the store. Wilensky, in business here many years, moved to Dallas two years ago. *** JRB Supermarkets buys Piggly Wiggly JRB Supermarkets has acquired the Piggly Wiggly store in Brady, effective Jan. 2. A grand opening celebration will be held later this month and the first advertisement of the new owners is in this issue of The Herald. The JRB Supermarkets are owned and operated by J.R. Beadel Company of Brownwood. Beadel is president of the company and his brother, Allen Beadel, is co-owner and an official of the firm. J.R. and Allen Beadel have been in the retail grocery business for over 20 years and previously were engaged in the wholesale grocery business. Their entire career has been spent in Central and West Texas and both men say they are firm believers in the future growth and development of this section of Texas. J.R. Beadel and Co. operates stores in Brownwood, Bangs, Coleman, Cross Plains, Abilene, Cisco, Ranger, Eastland, Lampasas, DeLeon and now Brady. JRB Supermarkets are members of Affiliated Food Stores, a wholesale grocery cooperative in Dallas, and carry a wide variety of nationally advertised brands. “JRB offers the best quality foods together with fair prices and courteous service. JRB Flavor Fed Beef is the best available and is handpicked by our own meat buyer,” officials of the company said. Joe Elliott, store manager and Harold Weaver, market manager, and all employees of Piggly Wiggly will remain with JRB Supermarkets in their present capacity. “We are proud to become a member of this wide- awake and growing community of Brady and we will do our best to give you a food store in which you will be proud to shop. Come in and shop with us. We will save you money. We also give America’s most valuable stamp, S & H Green Stamps,” the new owners said. *** 1967 football schedule complete Brady High School football coach Fletcher Fields has announced the football schedule for 1967. The 10- game card, with five games at home and five away, will be comprised of the same teams as last year. Only one game will be played very far from Brady and that one is at Colorado City. The two schools had set up a home-and-home series and the first one, last year, was played here. Coahoma, on the same terms, will play in Brady this year. The schedule is as follows and fans are invited to clip and keep it. Sept. 8’Lampasas, Here Sept. 15’Lake View, There Sept. 22’Winters, Here Sept. 29’Colorado City, There Oct. 6’Coahoma, Here *Oct. 13’Mason, Here *Oct. 20’Coleman, There *Oct. 27’Llano, Here *Nov. 3’San Saba, There *Nov. 10’Ballinger, There *Denotes district games. All district games will begin at 7:30 p.m. while all pre-district games will begin at 8 p.m. The B team and junior high team schedules have not been completed but will be published when ready. *** Son to Middletons Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Y. Middleton, Jr., are happy to announce the arrival of a son, born at Brady Hospital, Thursday, Dec. 29. He weighed six pounds and nine ounces. The Middletons have named their first child Mark Vigil. The happy grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Glen Whittenburg of Gatesville and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Middleton of Melvin.

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