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ARE two kinds of dis- good and bad; discont. motivates work is good that inactivates MEMBERS of the State were noted for their Each looked for to embarrass the !uring his most import. of the session, the looked up and no. his archrival was doz. in his front row in tb.e day, the said angrily, "Must you my speeches?,, d. yawned the second law. "it's purely Volun. a lot of COmment interview With Dr. Marshall which was in last week's Clar. Press. It seems some been told that the attributed to Mar. false, and the story been "fabricated,, by us assure you that the nts were exactl:i as Dr. made them. And let you that the editor that these statements And let us assure the story was not lab- If ever there Is a need 00ars00ll story up. vaay to do so. YOu think about it, it be Silly for this to "fabricate,, a possible reason actual?make up a story policy of The Clar- ess to print the news. the news as it is, we want it to be. And we have an obliga- the People. If news, it Still must always to print as it happens, and Chips fall where they new8#:o all men is e; attempting to workable and plan chili ncho Booster Club free Chili supper 13, at 7:30 hool Care- and en- E. H. that the citizens of Surrounding Bronchos Well this past be one ii I Clarendon, Donley County, Texas MISS CINDY MADDOX, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Haskel Phelps of Memphis, was crowned Clarendon College Bulldog Queen Monday night during halflime ceremonies at the CC basketball game. She is escorted by Kim Blaut, a member of the Bulldog team. Flower- girl is Bridget Spier, and crown bearer is Chris Simmons. (Press Staff Photo) Cotton harvest Chamber eyes nearly over county-wide group co;t00h00vestinL00i00ycoun. ty hit the 90 per cent comple- tion mark this week as most cotton farmers began to wrap up their harvest. The climax to one of the odd- est years of cotton harvest in history was nearing, with the harvest beginning last October and wrapping up in February, a harvest period of 5 months. With only 10 per cent of the cotton left in the fields, some 9,100 bales of cotton had been ginned in the county, and it appeared likely that the harvest would top the 10,000 mark be- fore the season is over. Eldon Lyles, manager of the Paymaster Gin in Clarendon, reported that most farmers had begun to wrap up their harvest. He said most of the county's cotton would be out of the fields by the end of the week. Lyles said this year's crop is the best in the county since 1965. work together The Clarendon Chamber of Commerce board of directors voted Monday in a called meeting to check into the possibi- lity of forming a county-wide group to boost the county and to seek industry and growth for the area. Some suggestions had been made earlier to various cham- ber members concerning a county-wide group.A special aim of the group, if formed, would be to coordinate the efforts of both Clarendon and Howardwick and other areas of Donley County in seeking industry and new residents. Letters will be mailed to various governmental and service groups in the county, asking them if they are interested in a county-wide effort and if so, what goals they would like to see accomplished. The Mu Gamma Chapter of fair is from Hereford. Beta Sigma Phi is sponsoring The benefits from the ball February 8, 1973 i t l i II unt?:fUnty has one of the finest medical facilities of " " :mparable size. But it doesn't do anybody any it's Closed. re ar:rObably many opinions as to why our hospital "" t/fete it re-'- may be many reasons as to why it is azzy dOesn*t matter why the hospital is clos- Is, it is Closed. Anda closed hospital doesn't do any good. week, two loc auto w- - al residents were sermusly injured t, :reck. One person was taken to Amarillo, h," .ffLemphis. It takes an hour to drive to Am- "' uay m that  ay come, and probably already has hour is one hour too long for a life to Very, Very dangerous for a community this size, lWay from a larger community, to be without And it is a shame that we have such a faci- we aren,t Using it. taxes on the hospital whether it is open or not have it open? the basic reason why the hospital isn't a matter of the community not working to- one group of people tries to open the hospital, another group who works in the opposite as a result, nothing constructive gets done. 'et us wrong. We're not taking sides with any want the hospital open, and we want it open to 'tion of ALL groups. And we think ANY group in the opposite direction of progress is What '. side" it's on. suggestion. Why can't our community come together, and think together in harmony? to "bury the hatchet" and work together? COmmunity fought long enough? that the hospital will never operate well as keep pulling at each other. We urge to "pull together," and work together the goal we all should have: to open the all, a closed hospital doesn't help ANYONEI! I I II I 1 Section Volume I, No. 39 II their sixth annual charity ball will go to help the Human De- February 10 at the Electric Attem ts to chan e measure fail Theater, Clarendon, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale by the sorority. They are $2.50 in advance and $3.00 at the door. The band playing for the af- Senate passes hospital bill, House consideration next The Donley County Hospital District bill was passed in the State Senate Tuesday afternoon and sent to the House, Sen. Max Sherman told The Press in a telephone conversation Tuesday night. The bill, as passed by the Sen- ate, calls for the 7-memberhos- pital board to be divided into two groups, a 3-man group tobe elected this April, and a 4-man group to be elected in the next election. As specified by thebill, the three members whose terms expire this year would be up for election this year. Those mem- bers are O. C. Watson, Jane Bownds and Delbert Robertson. It was reported from Austin that there were several moves by Donley County citizens to change the bill. Some wanted the bill to be changed, calling for the three members elected to be drawn from a hat, rather than have those whose terms are expired up for election. Another move, which was reportedly en- couraged by an attorney for the hospital district, called for elec- tion of all 7 hospital board mem- bers in the April election. Sen. Sherman informed The Press that he passed the bill to conform exactly with the resolu- tion issued by the Donley County Commissioners Court and the hospital board. He said he sug- gested some of the proposed changes to members of bothbod- ies, but said neither the Com- missioners Court nor the hos- pital board wanted any changes made on the bill. The bill now faces a House committee, then when reported out of committee, will face a House vote. The governor would then have to sig n the measure before it becomes law. Rep. Phil Cares told The Press that he would see thatthe bill is passed exactly as it reads at present. He said that only a resolution from both the Com- missioners Court and the hos- pital board would cause him to alter the bill The hospital bill must become law prior to Feb. 28 for the elec- tion to be held this year. Can- didates for the hospital board would have to file 31 days prior to the election, which would be the first Saturday in April. Should the bill not pass in time, commissioners would appoint the 3 board members. County Judge Billie Christal velopment Center, Park Ira- and two commissioners plan to provement and the Summer Rec- appear before the House com- reation Center. mittee to see that the bill is not After you have bought your changed. The committee meeting tickets, please phone Mrs. has not been scheduled at press Owen Johnson at 874-2314 for time Wednesday, but probably reservations, will be held sometime nextweek. THE BRANIX)N FAMILY includes (from left)Janna, Elesha, Sarita, wife Barbara, Nessa, and Dr. Brandon. The family moved here last week, and was honored with a reception Sunday night at the church. (Press Photo) An interesting family When the First Baptist Church of Clarendon called Dr. James Brandon to pastor the church recently, they received more than an average Baptist mini- ster. They got a family of 6 who can tell you more about Brazil than the average geo- graphy book. Dr. Brandon and his family spent $ years in Brazil. He served a8 a missionary for the Southern Baptist Convention. The Brandons returned to the states one year ago. And tly brought back a genuine Brazil citizen, their youngest daughter Sarita, who is 2 years old. She was born in Brazil. "When you go to Brazil, you can go back 100 years," Dr. Brandon said. "The cities are fairly modern, but go 20 miles out in the country, and you find the same thing you found 100 years ago, cow trails and Jun- gie." The Brandons learned many customs in Brazil, and came to know many inconvenient prac- tices as a way of life, such as boiling all of their waterbefore using it and pasturizing their own milk at home. Dr. Brandon while in Brazil, served as secretary intheState Baptist Office. His duties in- eluded training pastors and building new Baptist churches. The Brandons still speak the native Brazil lang,age well, and sometimes communicate with each other with this language. Dr. Brandon pastored the Bol- ton Steet Baptist Church in Amarillo before entering the mission field. He pastored other various churches throughout the state prior to that. He married his wife Barbara 16 years ago. They have four daughters, Elesha, age 13; Janna, age 11; Nessa, age 4; with an old fashioned "pound- ing" and reception Sunday night following services at the church. Thechurch, for the first time in quite awhile, was com- pletely full Sunday night. The enthusiasm at the church has been overwhelming. Dr. Brandon spoke to the Clar- endon Kiwanis Club Tuesday and Sarita, age 2. morning, and the Lions Club The Brandons were honored Tuesday at noon. Boy Scout week under way here by HELEN WOODY Boy Scout Week begins Feb- ruary 8 (today) and will pro- ceed through the following week. And Clarendon Boy Scouts and Explorers have plenty of right to celebrate, as one of the best years in a long string of big Scout years climaxes this week. Today is the Boy Scouts of America 63rd anniversary. Scout Sunday is February II. Troop 33 and Explorer Post 33 will attend ceremonies at the First Baptist Church Sunday. All are asked to be at the church at 10:45 a.m. to pre- pare. Tommie Saye is the local Scoutmaster, and has been scoutmaster since 1966. He has complied some big statistics in that time. Local scouting sta- tistics also look much better than the national average. The Adobe Walls Council covers 12 counties in Texas and 3 coun- ties in Oklahoma. Only 25 per- cent of all boys nationwide enter scouting, while some 40.9 per- cent of the boys in the Adobe Walls Counil area enter scouts. Executives at the Na- tional Boy Scout Headquarters report that LESS than 1 percent of all boys in scouting earn the God and Country Award, while Tommie and his scouts since 1966 have earned 27 God and Country Awards, with 15 boys now working on the award. Ac- cording to anAdobeWallsCoun- cil scout executive, Tommie's scouts have more than half of ALL the God and Country Awards for the council. TheGod and Country Award is earned through the church of a boy's choice. The minister of that church helps the boy. It takes at least one year to obtain this honor. Executives at the National Boy Scout Headquarters also report that only 1 percent of of all boys in scouting earn the Eagle Award. Out of Troop 33 since 1966, there have been 8 boys who have obtained this rank, with 3 boys now lacking only 1 merit badge each to qualify for this rank. To earn this rank a boy must have 21 merit badges, 11 of them specified by the National Boy Scouts. There are about 100 other badges he can choose the remaining 10"merit badges from. After he has met these require- ments, he must serve actively as a leader in the troop, such as a Senior Patrol Leader, Pa- trol Leader, A ssistants or some other officer in the troop for not less than six months. He Continued on Page 7 Two injured in car crash Mrs. Frank (Wanda) Phelan ]r. and Cecil Burrow werein- ]ured Friday night when their automobiles collided at the corner of Highway 287 and Koo- gle Streets here. Basketball benefit set The Clarendon Bomberett s and Bombers will play the KGNC Floor Flusherettes and Flush- ers in basketball games. The games will take place Tuesday, February 20, at 7 p.m. in the Clarendon liigh School Gym. Admission will be $I.00 for adults, 'and .50 for students. Tickets, donated by The Clar- elon Press, are being sold by the Clarendon football boys. The accident happened about 6:15 p.m. Mrs. Phelanwasrush- ed to Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo by the local am- bulance. She suffered 8 broken ribs and a collapsed lung. She was reported in satisfactory condition at the hospital Tues- day. Her husband Frank wasat her bedside. Brxrow received head injur- ies in the accident, and was taken to the hospital in Mem- phis, where he was released Friday night after treatment, He was taken to Groom for more treatment Saturday aRer- noon, it was reported by mem- bers of his family, Burrow was driving a Dodge, and Mrs. Phelan was driving a Buick. Clarendon police officers in- vestigated the accident.