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The Clarendon Press, March 28, Page 2 Purcell vtsds area-- Y what's his future? from Amarillo hospitals. It's so nice to have them back. By [M4n  Mrs. Sam Lowe is in Room 433 of High Plains Baptist Hos- pital, if you want to send cards 'n letters. FORMER CONGRESSMAN Graham B. Purcell, who was narrowly defeated by Republican Congressman Bob Price in the 13th Congressional District race last November, was in the Panhandle area last week, witha fresh face and a new outlook on thedistrict'sproblems. Purcell left hisold friends in this area wondering whether or not he would make another run at the 13th District. Some think he will, some think he wonPt. This writer, for one, thinks Purcell will indeed take another stab at the 13th Congressional seat. It was the look on the veteran lawmaker's face that convinced us that his political days are far from over. Purcell was interviewed for about two hours by several of his close newsPaper friendsduring aprivate meeting in Chil- dress. Those participating included Carroll Kochp publisher of The Quanah Tribune-Chief; Paul Ord and Claud Arnold, publisher and editor of The Childress Reporter; and Dean Singleton, publisher of The Clarendon Press. Purcell was making a swing through his old district for the purpose of "renewing acquaintances and visitingwith old friends." And although he never told anybody he would seek election to the 13th District in 1974, he didn't tell anybody he wouldn't, either. Purcell spent ll year s in the U. S. House of Representatives before winding up in a re-districting battle with incumbent Bob Price, a Republican. At the time he was defeated, he was chairman of the Livestock andGrainSub-Committee andwas one step away from being chairmanofthe entire Agriculture Committee. After the long, hot campaign inthe400-mtle long district, many political observers predicted that Purcell would never run again. Purcell was visibly tired and worn- out when the campaign ended in defeat. But the veteran congressman has re-gained his vigor. H e's the same polltical fighter now that he has always been. Purcell is presently practicing law inWashlngton D. C. He is working wlth various groups on special governmental matters, including the Texas Cotton Growers. He is work- lng as a link between various groups and the Congress. Graham told me that he has spent more time with his fam- ily (his 9 children and charming wife Nancy) since the elec- tion than he had in the previous 3 years. He says the re- lief from the pressure of public life has been refreshing. Purcell, as our lnterviewbegan, told us that he could com- ment "on any subject you can bring up. I had to be careful when I was a public servant, but I can say anything I want now without fear of being shot out of the saddle." Purcell attacked the Nixon administration on several angles. He said that the administration's "peace with honor" in Southeast Asia was unrealistic. "Obviously. Mr. Nixon has made a deal to get our troops out of Vietnam, get our prisoners of war home, then pay the enemy billions of dollars in foreign aid in repayment." Purcell said that it is, in his opinion, absolutely repulsive to think of paying the enemy U.S. tax dollars after all the A merican lives they have taken. "I am totally and unconditionally opposed to giving the North Vietnamese ANY American aid to rebuild their coun- tryl" Purcell said. The former congressman hit the President on the farm program cuts, saying that the farmer cannot standthe dras- tic cuts which the administration is proposing. He also hit the President hard on the issues of the economy the Post Office and the Watergate incident. Purcell said Nlxon is deceiving the American people, and said "The bubble will burst one of these days." Purcell had little to say about his former opponent, Rep. Bob Price. His only comment was that he feels Price is simply a "rubber stamp" for President Nixon, and not a man with any thoughts of his own. (Price is presently hospitalized with a heart attack, and there has been some speculation that he many not seek re-election in 1974.) Purcell, asked about the 1976 presidential race, said he looks for John Connally to be the nominee for the Re- publicans, with Melvin Laird the possible vice presidential nominee. He predicted the Democrats would come up with a "fresh, new face," somebody who is known in politics but not pre- sently considered as a leading contender. "I think Kennedy is very unlikely," he said. "I would be tickled to death with Hubert Humphrey, but I doubt that the party would run him again." The Democratic politican refused to rule out a race for Congress for himself in 1974. He saidthat he has no plans to run, but explained that he will take a "long, hard" look at the situation before making a decision. Current possibilities for the 13th district race, besides Purcell include State Sens. Jack Hightolver and Max Sherman, Ray Ruffin, and others. Purcell indicated a fondness for Hightower, who has long been a close friend. "I wouldn't want to get into a primary fight with Hightower. He's a good man." After the interview with friends, Purcell got in his car and Journeyed to his hometown of Archer City, where he ate home-made biscuits and gravy with his parents. He then flew back to Washington. And as he left, all those whovisitedwith him during his 2-day trip across his old district probably wondered what again? Will he continue to practlce law in Washington? Will he continue to stay on the fringes of Texas politics? Nobody knows. But as onewho has known Graham Purcell for quite sometime, I can readily say that whatever he does, he will always be concerned about his old district. He will be concerned about the farmer and the rancher, who he helped for many years. He'll be concerned about the agriculture programs. He'll be concerned about people. People. That's always been his business. As Graham talked with me and others last week, I could visibly see the concern in his eyes. Even though he's now out the mainstream, he's still worried about the problems of today and tomorrow. Graham Purcell is a public servant at heart. Yes, I think we'll see more of Graham Purcell in the iture. The look on his face and in his eyes last week convinced me that his political days are far from over. Goldston Club meets Goldston Club met in the home of Nina Dale Thursday, March 22, for a social evening. "42" and visiting were enjoyed by fourteen members and guests. Delicious refreshments were served to members Annie Bates, Blanche Gray, Mac Wilkinson, Eleanor Martin, Blanche Higgins, May Pearl McDonald, Lilla Roberts, Joy Roberson and Della Allen, and visitors, Edna Hudson, Annie Thompson, Charles Bates and Houston McDonaldbythehos- tess, Nina Dale. Our next meeting will be April 5 with Blanche Gray. I II I II Ill I Never leave a baby alone ona raised surface -- no matter what the urgency. Serious in- Juries can result from falls, warns Jane Fleischer, family life education specialist with the Texas Agricultural Ex- Small appliances, like hand mixers, are designed to do light - weigh Jobs best. Use them for heavy Jobs and the motor will burn out, saysLil- llam Cochran, home manage- ment specialist, Texas Agri- If you forgot the Variety Show sponsored by the CC Span- ish Club, you really missed out on some great entertain- ment. Perhaps the best performers were the SingingSweet- hearts and leaders, the Don Springers. Mrs. lareime Hamilton, M: H, S. Brumley, Mrs. Rolle Brumley"and Mrs. H. T. Burto were seen at Ruby Brom- ley's Tuesday at neon. It seemed as if they were having a fine time! Freezer foods are really convenient. Here are some of my favorites. surfacing with new spring interest EASY POT-ROAST Store no longer than 6 months. Makes enough for 6 to 8 servings. 3 - pound beef chuck pot-roast (arm blade, inside roll or shoulder clod) 2 teaspoons salt I/4 teaspoon pepper 2 medium onions, sliced I can (8 ounces) tomato sauce l tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon horseradish 1 teaspoon prepared mustard Place meat on 30 x 18 - inch piece of heavy-duty alumi- num foil. Season with salt and pepper; sprinkle onion on meat. Mix remaining ingredients; pour on meat. Fold foil over meat and seal securely. (To serve immediately, see below.) Label and freeze. 4 hours 15 minutes before serving, remove easy Pot-Roast from freezer and place wrapped meat inbaidngpan, 13 x 9 x 2 inches. (if foil has torn during storage, overwrap with foil.) Cook in 350 degrees oven until tender, about 4 hours. Place meat on warm platter; keep warm while making Gravy (below) GRAVY Spoon off fat from broth. Add enough water to broth to measure 2 cups; pour into pan. Shake 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour in covered jar; stir slowly into broth. Boil and stir 1 minute. If desired, add few drops bottled brown bouquet sauce. To Serve Immediately: Place wrapped meat in baking pan, 13 x 9 x 2 inches. Cook in 300 degrees oven until tender, about 4 hours. Place meat on warm platter; keep warm while making Gravy. (above) GREEN BEANS IN SOUR CREAM Makes enough for 3 or 4 servings. I Package (10 ounces) frozen green beans 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento Salt and pepper 1/2 Cup dairy sour cream Cook green beans as directed on package; drain and re- turn to saucepan, Stir in onion, pimiento, salt and pepper; heat. Turn into serving dish; spoon sour cream on top. FRUIT DESSERT FREEZE Store no longer than I month. Makes enough for 12 serv- ings. 1 package (15.4 ounces) creamy white frosting mix 2 cups whipping cream 1 large banana I can (8 3/4 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained School A -- tension Service, Texas A&M cultural Extension Service, __ University. Texas A&M University. m e n u MARCH 26-30 MONDAY Sloppy Joe on Bun French Fries with Catsup Blackeyed Peas Buttered Cookie Milk Check the unique surface pattern on Johnny's exclusive 100% poly- ester double-knit suit. It's sure to look as smart on you as it does on Johnny. Deep-notch wide lapel styling, sparked with sculptured flapped patch pockets, makes the most of the great-performing fabric. Deep side vents, bright print lining, and the gleam of Johnny's own "JC" blazer buttons add to the impact. This spring, take your cue from Johnny. $105.00 TUESDAY Bar-B-que Wieners Creamed Potatoes Buttered Spinach Hot Rolls - Butter Applesauce Milk WEDNESDAY Beef Stew wflh Vegetables Pickled Beets Cornbread Sliced Peaches Milk $0036-5o Regular and Longs THURSDAY Chicken with Rice Seasoned Green Beans Candied Sweet Potatoes Hot Rolls - Butter Jelly Milk FRIDAY Pizza with Cheese Buttered Corn Tossed Green Salad Whipped Jello with Cream Milk III II Fish fillets are cut from the fish side, away from the back- bone -- steaks are one-inch- thick slices cut across the flsh containing a small por= tion of backbone, explainsKa= ren Kretpke, foods and nu- trition speclalist Texas Agri- cultural Extension Service, Texas A&M University. Clarendon, Texas I/3 cup chopped pecans, if desired 1/3 cup halved maraschino cherries, drained I/3 cup cut-up dates 2 tablespoons lemon Juice Chill frosting mix (dry) and whipping cream cover small mixer howl at least 1 hour. Beat until softl form. Slice banana into frosting mixture; fold in rer ingredients. Pour mixture into baking pan, 9 x inches, or 2 refrigerator trays. Wrap, label and i Box 1110, Clarendon, The Clarendon Press is published weekly on Th every week of the year, at 204 South Kearney in CI Texas. The Clarendon Press is entered as second class in the U.S. Post Office, Clarendon, Texas, 79226. Mailing address is P.O. Box It10, Clarendon, Texas,  Subscription rates in Donley and adjoining counties  Pl Subscription rates outside this area are $5.50.  ' The Clarendon Press was established on May 1,19r on Clarendon, Texas. The Clarendon Press is a ., publication. W. Dean Singleton is owner and editor fisher. Any erroneous reflection upon the character of any I or firm appearing in these columns will be gladlY] promptly corrected upon being brought to the atte I  Save $50 Credenza Color TV. Model WU8OO3JP Model WUSOOSJP. Mediterranean styled credenza h_- cabinet in tempered hardboard with Classic Pecan.  t finish. 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