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II 12 new vocational courses planned in b ggesf exp i ansion : :. .... i , ,w,,,: : by DEAN SINGLETON , Clarendon Press Publisher COLLEGE officials look over plansfor 12 new and technical programs which are set for the Year in one of the biggest expansions in the Looking over the new courses are Tex registrar; Beryl Clinton, dean of students; George i!!ii!iill i  iiiii!ii!  ii iiiiill (I: i ii i l I Bourns, public infor marion director; and Floyd Gulnn, coun- selor. The new programs will bring 12 new families to Clarendon, and an estimated 200 additional students. (Press Photo by Will Lowe) ClarendonCollege will add some 12 new vocational and tech- nical courses to its curriculum next fall inone of the biggest expansions in the college's history, The Clarendon Press learned this week. The local college, which has concentratedprimarily on li- beral arts during its 75 years in existence, will now take an aim at the growing vocational and technical field. The vast vocational program, designed by Dean Beryl Clinton, Presi- dent Kenneth Vaughan and registrar Tax Selvidge, will be one of the most complete vocational and technicalprograms in the West Texas area. The new expansion will bring 12 additional instructors to Clarendon, all professionals in their own fields and all hav- ing families. This alone will be a tremendous boost to the area's economy, adding as many as 50 populationto the area. In addition, Dean Clinton estimated that over 200 students would participate in the 12 vocational programs. As the vocational programs grow, as many as six new teachers may be added to the faculty each year to keep up with the rapid growth which college officials expect from the new courses, Clinton told The Press. The 12 programs have received approval by the State, and are awaiting funding at present. Clinton estimated that over $150,000 would be funded for the programs by the State. Vocational and technical programs have swept the state institutions over the past several yeats. The demand for skilled labor has taken the spotlight over the demand for professional personnel. Junior colleges acrossthe state have turned to vocational courses, since that's where the demand seems to be. Clarendon College officials have conducted surveys on the subject, and have found that an overwhelming percentage of students want to take vocational courses rather than tra- ditional liberal arts courses. In a survey given in 8 area high schools, Clarendon Col- lege found that over 50 of all students surveyed indicate an interest in vocational and technicalprograms. In a survey of Clarendon College sophomores, over half the students an- on, Donley County, Texas March 29, 1973 2 Sections Volume 1, 0 No. 46 al hundred :ted in town sitors are expected to converge on Clar- and Saturday for the C larendonCol- one of the college's biggest events of the set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and performance is set for 2 p.m. Sat- Will be at the Donley County Fairgrounds. Open tOhigh school and college students from the rodeo are bull riding, team roping, tie down calf roping, ribbon roping, Is goat tying and the Queen contest. event is Loyd Barby of Beaver, s Produced the show for the past four :hewinners of each perform- who enter an event for two per- Pete for the average for which three Will be given. andCowgirlwillbe awarded a belt A $5 Jackpot will be available in ach performance. lhebest in the event's history. Will be selected Saturday afternoon. JUdged on beauty and horsemanship. beautiful belt buckle. beaaetta Peoples of Clarendon. The Quanah. the rodeo, dances will be held )n the rodeo grounds. Music will be ry Impressions.,, The dances willbe Thursday and Friday night. The m 9 P.m. to I a.m. her banquet ressmg Chamber of Commerce Banquet reports Bright Newhouse, chalr- rnittee of the chamber. held Friday, April 13, at the high on sale soQn. Planning a trades day promotion, April 14. Beginning on that day, each Saturday afternoon in Down= ash prize. Various merchants will for the weekly drawing on s which will be announced next Chamber of Commerce is working for YOUII League meeting set the 1973 Little League program has P.m. Thursday, Tax Selvidge an- held in Room 102 at Clarendon Col- Sons are urged to attend. enough interested people 4, it Will have to be cancelled for e League!! Liquor question may be near An application for a petition seeking liquor for Precinct 1 is presently in circulation, it was reported Tuesday. Citizens seeking an election must get 10 signatures on the application before they obtain a petition from the County Clerk's office. Ther b the petition must be signed by 25% of the voters of the last election. When the petition is completed, it will be presented to the County Commissioners Court, which has 10 to 20 days to call an election. Proponents of the liquor election predict that an election can be called for early May. The petition will ask for sale of liquor for off-premises comsumption in Precinct I. A similar election was held last April II, and failed by II votes. Law requires that a wafting period of a year be ob- served before another election can be held. The only liquor now sold in Doniey County is sold at How- ardwick. ? THESE Clarendon College actors practice for the up- coming Spring Musical, ',Annie Get Your Gun," which will be staged April 11 and 12 by the Clarendon College Drama Department. The spring musical, which is always a big hit at the college, will be a double treat this year since there will be an 18-place orchestra to accompany the pro- gram. (Staff Photos). 0 in CC history m rolled indicated they might stay at Clarendon College another year or two in order to take vocational courses. In a survey of 142 freshman students now enrolled inClarendonCollege, 98 indicated an interest in taking vocational and technical courses next year at CC. So, the interest in vocational and technical courses de- finitely points to the need, Clinton points out. In addition to the 12 vocational and technical courses plan- ned next fall, two new extra-curricular activities, both unique to the college field, have been planned. The sport of rodeo will be offered by the college. An in- structor will coach rodeo Just as a coach would coach foot- ball or basketball. Also, drag racing will be offered as an extra-curricular activity. Both are new to the college field in this area. The following vocational and technical courses are planned for the college next year. RADIO and television servicing. This course will be a 4- semester, 2-year course. Career opportunities which this course will involve include TV serviceman, shop owner, sales representative and manufacturers representative. The course will teach the student to maintain and repair con- sumers electronic equipment, particularly communications media receiving. AUTOMOBILE Body Repair. This course is a 2-year, 4- semester course. Career opportunities include automobile dealership, general automobile garage, body repair shops and painting shops. This program is designed to develop a high degree of skill in its graduates, in straightening, build- ing-up and refinishing damaged auto bodies. AUTOMOBILE Mechanics. This course is a 4-semesier, 2 - year course. Career opportunities include automobile mechanic, radiator repairman, automatic transmission specialist, service manager, repair service salesman and mechanic foreman. A complete mechanic repair and overhaul knowledge of automobiles, buses, trucks and other automo- tive vehicles will be the course's goal. REFRIGERATION and Climate Control Mechanics- Air Conditioning. Career opportunities include production and maintenance technican, laboratory and research technician, electrical draftsmen, engineering aides, engineering tech- nicians, electrical estimators, electrical equipment sales- men and service technician. The heating-air conditioning program is designed to train the student to install, service and repair commercial and domestic air conditioning and heating units. RANCH Management. This course aims to "teach the students the necessary skills in making Judgmental decisions concerning all phases of ranch management. The 2-semes- ter program will teach efficient and profitable management of a cattle ranch. FARM Management. This 2-semesier course will teach the students the necessary skills in making Judgemental decisions concerning all phases of farms and farm man- agement. FEED LOT Management. This 2- semester course will teach the students the necessary skills in making Judg- mental decisions concerning all phases of the feed lot operation. Its goals are to train persons to operate and manage all phases of the feedlot business. COLLEGE Concentrated Training for Business. This course will be offered in 2-semester and 4-semester versions. It's goals are to teach the students complete office secretarial skills necessary for Junior stenographers, also medical and legal. SECRETARIAL Accounting. This 4-semester course offers opportunities as Junior accountant, cashiers, tellers, book- keepers, machine operators and computing. The goal is to teach the student to do bookkeeping jobs from small business to governmental offices. LAW Enforcement. This part-time course is designed to develop and direct the student in achieving a level of pro- ficiency in law enforcement and general background know- ledge so that he may be a valuable addition to any of the law enforcement agencies operating on the local, state and fed- eral level in our service area. Specifically, the program is designed to produce a well-rounded individual capable of adapting to the objectives and methods of the employing agency and one who will be able to specialize to meet the needs of the organization with whom he works. LICENSED Vocational Nursing. This 12-month course is designed to train a licensed vocational nurse. This course will be in cooperation with hospitals in Childress, Memphis, Wellington, McLean, Groom, Pampa and Clarendon. COSMOTOLOGY. This 2-semester course offers career training in shop operation andprivate beauty care, hair, skin and nail care. Murphy offers to run ambulance Murphy Funeral Home of Clarendon hasoffered to take over the city ambulance operations until Medical CenterHospital is opened. Mrs. Louise Payne, manager, said that her family's fune- ral home will operate the ambulance as a public service until better arrangements can be made when the hospital opens. The Murphys formerly operated the ambulance service until the city took it over, the trend in all towns and cities today. Mrs. Payne said that the funeral home would keep a man on call 24 hours a day to operate the service. Billy Ray Johnson woulu serve as manager for the service, she said. The offer was presented to the Ambulance Board Wednes- day morning by Mrs. Payne. The ambulance service has been operated as a volunteer project, but recent incidents have shown a need for quicker service by the ambulance. The ambulance had been sta- tioned at the hospital, but with the hospital closed, it's usually hard to get the ambulance in a short period of time. "We want to serve our community in the same tradition in which we have always done," Mrs. Payne said. Super Save closes Super Save Grocery has closed its doors. The store, owned by John Vallance of Memphis, who died recently, was clos- ed early Tuesday morning. Bill Ray, whoworked at the store, said that the store prob- ably will not be re-opened until after it is sold at a later date.