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COUNTY JUDGE Billie Christal gives the oath of office to county commissioners Gene White and Junior Hill. White represents Precinct 1 in Clarendon, and Hill represents the IIedley precinct. White is a newcomer to the Commissioners Court, and Hill was re- elected. (Saye Photo) Clarendon, Donley County, Texas 3 Hedley men hurt in crash A fiery one-car turnover late !unday six miles east of Clar- radon sent three Hedley men to tea hospitals, two of them in erious condition. Lynn Holland, 21, was still leprted in critical condition ednesday at Northwest Texas ospital in Amarillo after be- [Ufpye00red Coun- [ "",'plv.atl In Memphis Lynn's brother, Glvnd, oA v--ru Improving at the marillo hoital, as was the , who - -" was les Wed and Was hospitalized at [emphis. ApParently the car went outer barrel, hit a soft shoulder aorf Pped over at a high rate peed. All three men were Wowa from the vehicle. The three men were south- und on U.S. 287 at 10:20 ,m when the aCCident occur- ed. The wreck COmPletely de- }olish,d the vehicle in which |e three were riding. 00ear rain i20 inches !Rainfall totals in 1972 reached Jan.4,1973 COUNTY JUDGE Billie Christal gives newly-elected Sheriff Frank Lindsey Jr. the oath of office Monday morning in the County Courthouse. Lindsey, who has been serving as deputy sheriff at Hedley, takes the job from Sheriff Clyde James, who didn't seek re-election. (Saye Photo) 1 Section II Volume I, No. 34 A recent report filed by the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission projects a tremen- dous growth for the Howardwick community in the next 3 to 17 years. The report, a comprehensive study made for a 25 - county basis, projects that the Howard- wick population will reach 3,000 permanent residents by the year 1990. Showing a permanent pop- ulation of 300 residents this year, the reportproJects a Jump to 800 - full - time residentsby 197S, a jump to 2,000 residents by 1980, a Jump to 2,400 resi- dents by 1985, and 3,000 resi- dents in 1990. Week-end resident totals show an increase, but a much slower increase than the full-time to.. tal. Showing 1,500 weekend re- sldents this year, the report estimates 1,800 by 1975, 2,100 by 1980, than a leveling -off of the weekend population at 2,100. The report, an unbiased, ob- Jective report, comes at a time when Howardwick residents and promoters are planning tre- mendous growth. George Ho- ward, city manager, told The Press last week that construe. tion on Roadrunner Mall will Board members vote to open Medical Center t l " 20 inches, according to T Saye, weatherobser. ae total was near the 19- lch yearly average The rainfall tol for 1973 egan building early this week. he Clarendon area received ne inch of snow, which amount- d to .19 inChes of moisture. he high for Tuesday was 31, nd the low Was 28. The snow turned to sunshine and a beautiful day THREE HEDLEY men were injured in this car when the car went out of control and crashed five mile sea st of Clarendon. The car was totally demolished, as can be seen by the pic- ture. Injured were Lynn Holland, Glyndol Holland, and Mau- rice Myers. (Press Photo by Will Lowe) Financial problem looms for district The Donley County Hospital Board voted Tuesday to open the Medical Center as soon asposslble, and designated adminis- trator Wes Langham to decide when that will be. Langham said that the hospital couldn't "open before Monday," and stated that he would gather up a staff for the hospital and open it "at the earliest possible date." Chief of staff for the hospitalwill be Dr. Thomas Marshall, an osteopath from Arizona who has been in town for a couple of weeks. Dr Marshall, 49, has been practicing in the old Stewart Clinic. Dr. Marshall will be the only doc- tor practicing at Medical Center for the timebeing. He said that he will try to persuade Dr. Shy from Arizona to Join him when the hospital Is opened. Dr. Shy is also an osteopath. This would leave the hospital with two ostopaths and no medical doctors. Basketball under way Clarendon s Broncho basket- well considering they only had two workouts before the game," said Coach George Byerly fol- lowing the Claude tournament. "They were a little rusty, but they looked good." The Broncs defeatedSllverton 35-34 in a opening squeaker at Claude. Kenneth Reese and El- ballers, having been delayed from the courts over a month due to the state football play- otis, hit the courts last Thurs- day for the first time, andwhile they looked a little rusty, they show plenty of promise forhe upcoming district season. The Broncs won their first ray King were high point men game of the season, beatingSil- in that game, which saw the verton in the opening round of Broncs keep off a close Silver- the Claude Invitational Tourna- ton attack. ment, then dropped the next Stinnett, a power house which game to eventual tournament dominated the Claude tourney, winner Stlnnett. put a 55-30 sting on the Broncs The Broncs came back into in the second game of the tour- play Tuesday night in the home ney. Danny Monroe and Mickey opener, and dropped a 38-30 Grady lead the Clarendon ef- decision to Wheeler. fort, 7 points for Monroe and 'q thought the boys played 4 for Grly. Ward shows his Grand Champion Steer which topped the Donley County Steer Clarendon lost the third game 47-42 to Vega. Rickey Little- field was top scorer with 16 points, and Kenneth Reese and Tommy Shields each had 8. The Broncs came out fourth in the tournament. The Broncs aver- aged somewhere around 35% shooting in the Claude tourney. Wheeler stayed pretty close to the Broncs inTuesday night's game, but finally beat them 38-30. Elray King shot for 11 points and Randy Croslln shot for I0. The Broncs play Wellington Friday night in Wellington, then return home to play Silverton Tuesday night here. Helen Woody . . new manager Clarendon Press names manager and other types of office equip - ment. All products are in stock, and can be purchased right off the shelves. A complete service arrangement has also been es- tablished by The Press. He said the office machine llne would include Olympia, Oli- vetti, Underwood, Victor, Can- non, and Selco. "We're proud to announce our expansion into the office supply and machine buslness,"Single- ton said. "And we're equally proud to have somebody with Mrs. Woody's background to run our new operations." Mrs. Woody is married to J. C. Woody of Lella Lake. They have one son, Rick, who also works for The Clarendon Press The Clarendon Press now has a full - line printing depart- ment, too. John Just, a veteran printer, has been employed by The Press for several months. "We've expanded muchquick- er than we ever planned," Sing= leton said. "We're very pleased with the response we've re- ceived here, both in the news= paper and office supplies and printing." Helen Woody, who has worked for The Clarendon Press news= paper since last summer, has been named manager of The Clarendon Press Printing & Office Supply Co., it was an- nounced Monday by Dean Single- ton, owner of the firm. Mrs. Woody has worked on the news staff of the Claren- don Press newspaper and has assisted in the office supply store. She will devote full time to operating the office supply and printing business, effective immediately Singleton purchased the print- Ing and office supply business from Clyde L (Pinkie) Price in September. He became asso- ciated with the business last April when he opened The Clar- endon Press newspaper The printing business has been in operation in Clarendon forever 40 years, and has gained a dis= tinguished reputation. Singleton announced that a complete new stock has been purchased, and all types of of- rice supplies can be obtained at The Press office. He also announced that The Press now handles typewriters, adding machines, calculators The problem which faces the hospital district is finances. "Ine hospzbal was clod on ptetroer i5, 1912 when Dr. Pa- trict Doln was fired by the hospital district. Since that time, there has been no revenue except tax money to help pay for the hospital. It was estimated during the meeting that some $25,000 to $ 30,000 would have to be borrowed for the hospital to open. Operating expense is estimated at $ 25,000per month, and it would be a month to 60 days before revenue would be coming in. If the hospital is opened, a staff of 6 registered nurses will have to be hired to meet with Medicare specifications. Langham reported that the hospital apparently will not qualify for some $12,400 in which was charged to Medicare when the hospital was in operation last summer. The hos- pital opened on July 10, but did not meet Medicare specifi- cations until Aug. 28. Some $12,800 was charged to Medi- care, but Medicare apparently will pay only $451, since the other $12,000-pluS was charged to Medicare before the Aug. 28 qualifying date. It was reported by Langham when the hospital opened that Medicare would begin paying effective on the opening day, but hospital deficiencies apparently will keep the money from the district, thus causing the district to lose over $12,000. The request to open the hospital was made by Dr. Mar- shall. He said that if the hospital were open now, he has two patients who could be admitted. Since the hospital has been closed, the hospital would have to start proceedings for Medicare qualifications all over again. The board discussed a date as when the hospital should be opened. Delbert Robertson made a motion that the hospital be opened as soon as possible. Jane Bownds seconded the motion, and the board voted unanimously to open the hos- pital. Dr. Marshall presented a request to the board that the hospital district furnish him an automobile: Dr Marshall owns no car, and it was pointed out by Langham that the doctor would need a car to perform his duties. Dr. Mar- shall wants to lease a car from an Amarillo auto company. He asked the board to paY $692 on the car, which would take care of the first and last month payments and the tax and insurance. He then would want the board to guarantee the monthly payments to the lease company. After discussing the matter, the board decided to take no action on the matter, and see if Dr. Marshall could get a car on his own without the districts help. Dr. Marshall's qualifications were discussedbythe board. Langham reported that he had heard good reports on Dr. Marshall's practice while in Clarendon. It was noted that the hospital by-laws called for a doctor to have mal-practice insurance before he can practice In the hospital, and that Dr. Marshall presently does not have such insurance. Administrator Langham reported that Dr. Marshall was presently negotiating with Clyde Price Jr. of the Emmett O. Simmons Agency about the insurance. Price, in a letter to board chairman Bright Newhouse, denied that Dr. Marshall had ever conferred with him about insurance. He said he had never met Marshall, and said the doctor had never discussed insurance with him. Price also pointed out that the hospital was opened last summer witllout mal-practice insurance, and still has no such coverage. In other business, County Judge Billle Christal appeared before the board and asked them to pass a resolution re- questing the Texas Legislature to introduce legislation that would permit the Board of Directors to be elected by the residents of Donley County. Board members are present- ly appointed by the Commissioner's Court. Board member Delbert Robertson objected to the re- solution as introduced. It passed, with Robertson the only objector. begin soon. Membership into the Roadrunner Foundation is now open. Howard said plans call for a retirement type community at Howardwick, with the mall fur- nishlng stores, shops, a movie theatre and a discount center. He says the ultra-modern mall will be constructed so as not to go out of date. The following is a partial statement made in the compre- hensive report by the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission: Howardwtck is a recently in- corporated community that has grown up as a resort type res- idential area on the north side of Greenbelt Reservoir. It is primarily Sherwood Shores IX, a subdivision of some 3,3001eta ranging from shoreline loca- tions for fine permanent homes to camp trailers. The commun- ity was incorporated in May 1971 with 23 registered voters. It has been reported that there are now 268permanent homesof which over 100 are occupied more than 60% of the time and the remaining homes are for #eekend living. A 160 acre tract of land ad- Jacent to this subdivision isbe- tag planned for development into a shopping center and a large hospital and health complex. R is predicted that Howardwlck will develop into a retirement co m munlty that will offer resort housing, a convalescent center and hospital facilities for the retired population. Central water and sewer sys- tems for the weekend occupants and the per manent re sidents are important to provide adequate service as well as to protect the resorvior from contamina= :ion. To financially support this program of development it is assumed a high percentage of grants and long term loans will be available. A small sub-standard water system, apparently constructed as a cam--type system, exists but will not adequately serve.it is recommended that a new distribution system be design- ed for the overall project zi be constructed by stages as fi- nancing will permit. The water supply lsproposedto come from the Greenbelt Water Treatme Plant t2Lroh adequate su"ppl" lines, pumping and storage faci- lities. Design shall be based on an adjusted 1990 projection of 3,700 population and an average per capita usage of 150 gallons per day. A supply line balanc- ed with tank capacities of 500,- 000 gallons ground storage and 200,000 elevated storage will best allow for construction by stages. The proposed sewage system is to include an adequate col- lection system designed for ap- proximately 1,500 connections, four lift stations, necessary outfall lines and a treatment plant located downstream from the dam to prevent contamin- ation of the lake. Construction must be done in stages to meet the need and financial capa- bilities of a growing commun- Ry. Farmers State shows paintings The Farmers State Bank and Trust Company of Clarendon is pleased to announce that com- mencing today, the bank will have on display, twenty prize winning paintings from the Tex- as Fine Arts Association com- petitive shows. These paintings were award winners tntheTex- as Fine Arts Association with support from grants by the Tex- as and National Endowmentsfor the Arts and Humanties. This exhibition will be on display in the bank's lobby until January 16th. The Farmers State Bank and Trust Company of Clarendon is pleased to sponsor thispriz winning traveling art exhibR as a public service to its cus- tomers and the community. Claude OK'd for doctors CLAUDE -- The National Health Service Corps has aP.. proved application of the Arm- strong County Medical Center for two physicians from tlm corps to practice in Claude. Exact date when the doctors will arrive depends on availa- bility of physicians in the pro- gram. Meanwltlle the doctor procurement committee of the Medical Center will conti,um its search for a doctor. Claude and Armstrong CotuRy have been without a medical doctor since the death in At|g- ust 1971 of Dr. Ann Wat.,a,ll who had practiced iht'rt, silk:t, April of that year.