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BROOKSHIRE, WALLER COUNTY, TEXAS, Thursday, March 17, 1955 Number 18 at or the P. on J2 in the Katy F.F.A. Parade to Be Televised Saturday by KPRC-W, Says McDougal C. K. (Shorty) Cott on His Horse This is a familiar sight to Shorty's many friends who will long cherish the memory of how he loved to ride his horse and the job of caring for his herd of cattle. for be remodeling and Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Cecil (Shorty) (off Cecil Kennette Cott passed away suddenly in a Houston hospital, Sunday, March 13, 1955. He had lived in ill health for several months. Cecil had lived in Katy for 50 years and all who knew him, loved him, and affectionately called him "Shorty." His wonderful disposition and happy outlook was an inspiration to all. After graduating from high school he went to work in the Stewart and Wright Drug Store and worked there until about 1940. He then went to work for The Katy Hardware Co. and worked there until 1952, when his health caused him to quit. After that, most of his time was spent tending to his cattle. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. C. B. Peck, of Katy; a brother, J. M. Cott of Houston; a step-sister, Mrs, M. D. Freeman and a step-brother, J. G. Roberts both of Katy, and a host of relatives and friends. Attend Nat Convention In Denver, Colorado James E. Taylor, Superintendent of Katy Schools, Cecil Gorden, school 'board president, Melvin Scott, and C. I. Cardiff attended the American Association of School .Board Administrators meeting and the National School Board Association meeting in Denver, Colorado this week. They/ returned Wednesday evening. Funeral services were held in the First Methodist Church o: Katy at 3 o'clock. Rev. Floyd La Munyon of Perryton, Texas officiated, assisted by Rev. F. D. Dawson, Jr., and Rev. Olen Bachler. Pallbearers were Arthur Miller, Esten Denny, George Vaughan, Jess Freeman, Cecil Beckendorff, and Cecil Coynes. April 1 to 9th Will Be Clean-Up Week The City of Katy and the City of Brookshire will observe Clean-up Week April 1-9 this year. If you have any accumulation of trash or junk, weed patches, grass in the drainage ditches, you are probably planning to clean-up. Clean-up week is a time for all those special things including'repaint- ing, rewiring and various odd jobs for beautifying your home and eliminating fire hazards. Special announcements will be made by the fire departments and city councils. They will appreciate your cooperation. Change In Personnel Occurs at Bank The resignation of Ralph Waters as cashier in the Farmers State Bank was accepted by the directors in a meeting on Monday evening. Mr. Waters resigned to become a claims adjuster for the Hartford Fire Insurance Co. in Houston. Howard Brookshire was elected active vice president of Farmers State Bank last week. He will likely assume the cashier's duties left Mr. Waters. Geo. Rheman, Sr., is president, and A. Agopian is executive The Raty F. F. A. parade to be televised by KPRC-TV, was the special news given by Bill McDougal to the large crowd attending the Amateur pro- grim Saturday night. The parade begins at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning, March 26th. "This should be an added incentive for merchants, automobile dealers and farm implement men to spend more time and money -on their entries," said T. J. Heinemeier, parade chairman. Bill McDougal, Farm and Ranch Director of KPRC Radio and T.V. Station, Was Master of Ceremonies for the annual amateur program given each year after the F. F. A. Father and son banquet. A delicious turkey dinner was prepared by Mrs. Lottie DeVol and her staff for about 250 persons including honorary Future Farmers ol the Katy F. F; A. Chapter and special guests. The program included popular music by the "Star Dusters," Janice Coynes, J. Desmond Woods, Hoyt Pierce, an<3 Jean Miller, with Eileen Robichaux as soloist; cowboy music and songs by Richard Beckendorff, Richard Fry, Pinkeye Benentt, and Otto Kremling. J. Desmond Woods, F. F. A Chapter president welcomed the crowd and Jim Watson introduced the out-of-town visitors Bill McDougal lead in a discussion of the coming F. F. A. Fat Stock Show and Rodeo. There will be 17 market calves, 23 fat hogs, 12 fat lambs, 31 pens of fryers, 18 pens of capons, and IS fat steers, in the sale on Saturday afternoon. Joe Cobia, . Thomas Guzman, Frank Garcia, Gary Jordan and Arnold Paben told about the sale animals. David Baker told about the ribbons, etc., to be awarded for beef and dairy cattle in the breeding cattle division. The various divisions of the parade and the awards, loving cups, and cash prizes were explained by students, Joan Miller, automobiles-; Barbara Schoeneman, bands; Dona Clayton, floats; Athene Bundick cowgirls; Ed Longenbaugh cowboys; J. L. Rose, farm machinery. Features of the rodeo which will be held on Friday and Saturday nights were described by Laura Ann Miller, who told about the Waller Co. Sheriff's Posse and the Austin Co. Square Dance group each to perform. Audrey Rose and Blevins Bundick told of the barrel races and cutting horse _ contests, and Howard Fisher told of the bronc riding, brah- man bull riding and calf tie down divisions. Glen Bundick, Sales co-chairman with Arthur Robichaux and J. D. Woods, encouraged everyone to come out and buy the fat stock raised as projects by the Katy Future Farmers. Jim Rose, rodeo chairman said they would promise a mighty fine rodeo. (See the ad in this weeks TIMES). T. J. Heinemeier pointed out the table where the loving cups valued at about $400 were displayed. "This is a fine way to advertise your business and this community," said Mr. Heinemeier, "and with that boy scout promise of Bill McDougal's—to televise the parade, let's all go to work on an entry." Others in the program included a solo by Melvin Scott, accompanied by Mrs. Phylis Bachler, songs by the Modern- aires Trio, Mrs. Raymond Barker, Mrs. Melvin Scott and Mrs. Olen Bachler, accompanied by Peggy Bishop. Jean Miller danced a ballet, Madelyn Sue Freeman, Dona Jo Thompson, Joan Miller, Rosemary Barnette, Kathryn Ann Hendry and Jean Miller sang several numbers,and Myrna Jordan gave a tap dance number. Atha Bundick impersonated an old farmer in a cute dialogue. L. D. Robinson, Chapter adviser thanked everyone for. participating and then made-'the awards to the F. F. A. chapter boys. Fifteen boys received their first x year greenhand pin, nine received 2nd year chapter fanner pins, and then he presented the honor and service award jackets. The complete list of award winners will be in nekt week's paper. It is next weekend — March 26 and 26, the 12th annual Katy F. F. A. Fat Stock Show and Rodeo. Katy School Alumni Calls For Old Pictures Efforts are being made by the Katy Alumni to have prints made of all old pictures of school groups, or members of the Alumni. Anyohe having such pictures is asked to bring them to W. D. Fussell at the school Administration Bldg. An Additional Streets To Be Paved Will Adam! is the presiding judge, and Mrs. Mozelle Avery and C. W. Barnum are his assistants who will hold the election on April 5th to elect a mayor and two city councilmen for Brookshire. They were appointed

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  1. The Brookshire Times,
  2. 17 Mar 1955, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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