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February 22, 1973

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tACK SEASON is under way at Clarendon High School, and these tracksters are hard at preparing for their first track meet at Fort Stockton Saturday. They are John Hol- Scott Hamilton and Tommy Hill. (Press Photo by Will Lowe) rack Season Opens meet Saturday t Fort Stockton by WILL LOWE 'he Clarendon High School 1973 track season will officially under way this Weekend with the team going South for at Fort Stockton. Head track coach Bob Lemons leave With his team Friday afternoon for the trip. Will be around 50 teams from all over the state in- schools from class B throughclassAAAA. The meet be divided into *.hree divisions, Class AAAA, AA A, and Other classes. Clarendon Bronchus will be competing classes B, A, and AA. The track meet will be the larg- the state this weekend. oach Lemons, head track coach for the last three years, "We have more seniors running this year than in last five years. Because of this we ought to have a onger team than in Past seasons.,, m for thisyear will be composed of Tom- Shields, Jerry Holland, Kenneth Reese and Elray King. same team, last Year at the regional track met in Lub- ran a 3: 25.7, Just .8 of a second off the high school rec- The record was set ln1969by Pat ChilLon, Charles Lou- Walter Reese and Steve Land with a time of 3:24.9. This broken if lst year was any lndiatio i relay t .... " .... --.. earn ; Tiffs will undoubtedly be for the ,,,ue relay for Clarendon. 1970 a record was set in the 440 yard relay by Benny Charles Louis, Bobby Leeper and Jim Moore with a 43a The440 relay team for the 1973 track season up oy team members Jerry Holland, Tommy ldS,lastKenneth Reese, and Elray King. This team ran a If, ed st l0 seconds off the record They also otX'lCt to go to the regional meet last season. POssible for the record to be broken if all team mem- os put out their best and get their handoffs down to perfec- It Will be very interestingthis year to team Will do. see how good this People to watch this year who might have a chance recordswillbe KennethReese, a junior who as a soph- ran a 22.6 220 Yard dash, Just .5 of a second off the ',ord set by Mac McClellan in 1966 with a time of 22.1. Zson. is CaPable of running with a lo't more strength this lray King Will be a strong contender district wise this Considering that as a Junior he rana 10.3 100 yard dash. rsuing the record time set by Jim Moore in 1970 of 9.6 he Will most certainly pick up POints at meets. King Will be a bigthreat to all sprinters he corn- He is one of the strongest sprinters in the Holland, along With Ki wzll to break th -^ rig, both be looking forward a time "JOu Y arddashrecOrd set by Steve Land av. As a Sophomore, Holland ran 440. This Year he wi Cated duri,. f -- 11 be a junior and a lot faster as " OOtball season. KI This is 1.2 o .... ng ran a 51.0 440 last e this ..,,. - f  econd oft the record. It is ver us:. my I;l',e broken this Year bv K'"' Y p "" -" De the ---- - - -.s. a - ,-an to watch this ear in the mile "-'paomore, Hill rana 5:01.0, just y mere 3.5 of a record set by Sandy Thornberry in 1967. Hill be a very strong threat to the record this year. If he has roved very much at all since last year, he will have a 1 he end of the 1973 track season. rid ElrayKlngwill be very tough dis- this Year in the broad ju-np. Bohthase boys mde of points during the meets last year. With determina- COUld Pick up 1st and 2nd places in the br,)ad jump. a. the district Shields and King will be battling it out for the honors the discus record. Both are tied with a record of 126'II,, It will be interesting to see which one will out at the end of the season with the new discus rec- )avls, a Sophomore transfer from Claude, will either in dlstancethe'880 races.Yard run or mile run. He shows good po- Leeper a senior, Will probably be running the mile sbrother, Bobby Leeper, holds the record With a height of 6'2' set at the Amaril_CJ in 1970. r, a Junior, appears inthe early workouts that tpeed and shows to be a potential sprinter for He Will add a lot of depth in the short races. a Junior, has shown an abundance of improve- last Year and appears to be a very strong con- in the distance races this year. , a relay sprinter who transferred from Claude, m more depth in the sprints. Danny Monroe will be strong in both the discus shot Put this season. He was very strong last year shrnan in these events. a senior who was a hurdler last season, will working on them this year. Palmer should pick up s at the meets on the hurdles. Randy Croslin, a sopho- his skills this year as varsity hurdler. be very strong in the next three years on the He shows good form and potential. Holland, a senior this year, will be running the 880 (Corit. on Page 7) Locals flush Fourflushers The KGNC Fourflushers and Flusherettes lnvadedClaren- don High School Gym Tuesday night, and certain members of the KGNC team probably thought they were playing the Harlem Globetrotters or somebody like that. For the members of the Clarendon faculty, especially the men, showed that they were worthy to play anyone. The local men took the Fourflushers, 56-51, in a rough game which had to go into overtime. The gals nearly pulled off an upset, too. The Bronchettes, composed of high school women teachers and friends, raced to an early lead, thenlost it and ended up losing to the KGNC girls, 30-40. Clarendon gals included Doris Mills, Bonnie Couch, Cathrine Green, Diane Weller, Connie Phillips, Mary White, Beth Johnson, Susie Shields, Harlene Phillips, Theola Leeper, Rosie Peoples, Janie Crump, Carol Hall, Judy Low- ry and Patsy Bowen. The men, led by Clyde Noonkester, Jeff Walker and Jack Hall, took a commanding lead lnthe first half, but the Flush- ers caught up with them Just before the end of the game. Fin- ally, with the score 46-46, the game went into overtime, and Walker and Hall put it out of reach again to win it. Clarendon men playing included Gary Bowen, George Byer- ly, Jack Hall, Bob Lemons, Milton Mann, George Martin, Jim Nance, Clyde Noonkester, John Wayne Stepp and Jeff Walker. Th.e ,en played a fine game, but some of them were com- plaining of a little soreness Wednesday morning. During game intermissions, fourth and fifth grade boys played some basketball which proved interesting to all the overflow crowd. Proceeds from the game will go to re-model the Clarendon High School fteldhouse. Clarendon, Donley County, Texas I I IT'S ALL IN the way you look at It. Clyde Noonkaster, one of the fearless leaders of the Clarendon Faculty Basketball team, tries to dribble right past KGNC's Bill Coleman dur- ing Tuesday night's benefit game withthe KGNC Fourflush- ers. The Clarendon team won the game, and showed that football coaches and principals and agricultural teachers and other teachers can make basketball players, too. (Press Staff Photo) AG TEACHER George Mar- tin catches thebasketball dur- ing Tuesday night's game with KGNC. Martin played on the Faculty team. (Press Photo) February 22, 1973 I I I I I Volume I, No. 41 I Hospital Bill Hearing set Monday Methodists included in will Joseph R. Lowery of the Pope and Driemeyer Law Firm in Fast St. Louis, Illinois has informed the First United Methodist Church, Clarendon, that it will share it the will of Shirley D. Pickard, deceased. Her estate at the time of her death was valued at $1,715,195.65, including a trust established by Mrs. Pickard's mother, Mrs. Evelyn Price, over which Shirley Plckard held power of appointment. Under the provision of her will, all Federal Estate Tax and Inheritance Tax applicable to said trust are to be paid from the Evelyn Price Trust. Also, Roy E. Pickard, hus- band of Shirley D. Pickard, will draw an amount of 5% of the net fair market value of the property in the trust each year during his life time. Upon the death of Roy E. Pickard, as provided by Mrs. Ptckard's will, the First United Methodist Church will re- ceive 12/32nds of the residue of the trust. No cash value at this time is available for release concerning the value of inheritance which will eventually come to the church. Mrs. Shirley D. Pickardwillbe remembered as the grarm- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Patman. Rev. Weldon Rives, pastor, commented on the matter: "We of the First United Methodist Church feel very happy and very humble. We are very happy because through A House committee hearing concerning the Donley County Hospital Bill is set for next Monday in Austin, Rep. Phil Cates informed The Press. The bill, as presented by Cares, calls for the Donley County Hospital board to be divided into two groups, one group which contains the three members whose terms expire April 1, and the other group those whose terms will not ex- pire until April l, 1974. The bill provides for the three whose terms expire this year to run for election on April 7 and for the other four members to come up for election on April 1, 1974. The bill was i-ently passedby the State Senate, under the leadership of Sen. Max Sherman, and sent to the House. Time is now running short, since the bill must be passed prior to the March 7 filing deadline for candidates. With the House hearing scheduled on Feb. 26, that leaves only 8 days for committee hearings, a placement on the calendar, a vote by the House, and a signature by the governor. Some doubt has been expressed as to whether it will be possible to go through all these channels and still have thebillpassed by the dead- line. There is some opposition to the bill. A group who opposes the bill as it passed the Senate and as introduced by Cares has passed a petition calling for the election of all seven board members this year. Sources in Austin have informed The Press that it would be impossible to re-write the bill and have it passed in time to take effect prior to the elec- tion on April 7. The petition reportedly would be presented to the Commissioners Court. However, the Commissioners Court passed a resolution calling for the hospital bill to be written just as it present- ly stands, and commissioners have not shown any indica- tion that they will seek any changes on the bill. Rep. Cares, in awrittenstatement to The Press, said, "...I will not do anything they (the Commissioners Court) do not ask me to do." Cates has repeatedly said he will try to pass the bill just like the commissioners and hospital board wants it. There has been some indication that some legis- lators might block the bill from appearing before the full House. If this should happen, the commissioners court would have to appoint members to fill the three places which ex- pile. Rep Cares said that telephone calls and visitors have been pouring into his office concerning the hospitalblll. He urged interested citizens to write instead of calling, so he would have a written record of their visits. "My job is to represent the well-being of the majority of the people of Donley County," Cates said.."I am ready to listen to every individual or group who wants to express a view, but I do urge you to write, rather than call." Cates said he was not committed to anyone or anybody in Donley County, but wanted to serve the best interests of everybody in the county. ',However," he said, "the Commissioners' Court is closer to the situation and more responsive to the people than I be- cause they serve only one county while I serve 10. There- fore, I want to work with them, and I will not do anything they do not ask me to do." Cares urged "all factions" to come together andgree on a solution to their problem. this act, one has given witness to the fact that the mission of the Church has had some degree of success in making a itness for our Lord and Savior, JesusChrlst. Foz through this gift Shirley D. Pickard testifies to her religious and spiritual training she received and the great meaning the Church held for her parents. Wlth such a witness as this we cannot be anything but happy for this is evidence that God is still alive and at work in the world today. "We are very humble because of the significance of the gift which will be the responsibility of our church to ad- ministrate. The church talks much about proper steward- ship of its members time, talents, presence and gifts. This is necessary because we are disciples of Christ called to continue His saving work in the world today. Now. one has given our church an opportunity to practice what we preach"! It will be our continuous prayer that the Lord in His might wisdom will guide us in the decisions we make that the most profitable use might be made of this gift for the glory of God the Father, "We truly pray that through this opportunity we, of the First United Methodist Church of Clarendon, shall prove to be faithful and just stewards of this trJst placed in our hands by the blessings of the Lord. Hedley in district tourney tonight STEVE CARTER makes a handoff to TommyShieldsduring relay workouts Monday. Track season starts Saturday with a meet in Fort Stockton. (Press Photo by Will Lowe) The Hedley Owls will try to move up the basketball ladder this weekend when they play in the District Tournament at Memphis. The Owls will play at 8:30 p.m. Thursday night in their opening game. They'll play the winner of the Lakeview-E stel- line game, which will be played prior to the tournament. The Owls have not lost a Class B game this year. They have lost only to higher class schools. "[hey lost a narrow defeat Saturday night when they played Class A Petrolia, which hasn't lost a game all year and is favored to win the State Class A Championship. Petrolia beat Hedley, 61-57, in a hot match. Hospital board sets meeting The Donley County Hospital District board of directors will meet Friday at 4 p.m. for the regular monthly meet- ing. The meeting will be held in the hospital. The agenda for the meeting includes minutes of the pre- vious meeting, a report from the administrator, a report from committees and officers, and personnel matters con- cerning the discussion and report about the lawsuits in- volving the hospital. Press gets second-class permit The Clarendon Press Tuesday received its Second-Class Mailing Permit from the U. S. Post Office Department in Washington. The permit was sent to E. A. Tipton, who is acting as postmaster in Clarendon, and Tipton delivered the docu- ment to Dean Singleton, owner and publisher of the news- paper. The Press has previously been mailingwith a Third-Class Permit while waiting for approval of the Second-Class per- mit. The new permit gives The Press privileges to mail the newspaper at a much lower postage rate than before. It also gives The Clarendon Press a certain distinction among respected newspapers. The permit was made retroactive to the application date, which was last summer, and Singleton received a check for all postage paid above the lower second-class postage rate. The Clarendon Press was founded on May 1, 1972 by Sing- leton, and has been a constant success story since the begin- ning. The Press has the largest circulationofany newspaper in the county, and the largest circulation of any newspaper between Memphis and Amarillo. The Press has extensive circulation in Claude, in addition to circulation in all areas of Donley County. After founding The Press newspaper, Singleton purchased the Clarendon Press Printing andOfficeSupply from the late Clyde I. Price. The operation has undergone extensive ex- pansion since that time, and the printing and office supply operations have been expanded throughout the area. "The approval by the U.S. PostOffice of the Second-Class Permit is a big boost in our operations," Singleton said. "It establishes the fact we are established; we're here to stayl" Singleton expressed thanks to those post office officials who were instrumental in getting the permit approved, in- cluding Joe Bownds, E. A. Tlpton, Mike McCullyand Little- ton Havens. ACTING POffrMASTER E. A. Tlpton, left, presents a Sec- ond-Class Permit to Dean Singleton, publisher of TheClar- endon Press. The permit, issued Tuesday, plays animport- ant role in weekly newspaper operations. (Press Photo by Rosey Harper)