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section promoting Donley County, its resources Chamber of Commerce is included in this week's Press. section features advertisements from industries, and other businesses, telling about their part in County, s fast-growing economic boom. Press has Drlnted 1,000 extra of these sec- to give to the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce. Will be mailed to persons who have expressed in- moving to Clarendon. These will also be sent to and others who might want to know more County. this special section in today's Press. Clarendon, iii Donley County, Texas April 19, 1973 2 Sections I 28 Pages Volume 1, No. 49 i I8 A TIME to give thanks to our loving God, who son to die on the cross for the sins of his people, him from the grave to give us new life. Easier is Silent worship, a time we can set aside to thank he has given us. This scene, in the prayer room at the First Baptist Church, depicts a silentplace for silent prayer to God, at the time of year when we should appreci- ate God's love most of all. This Bible is open to the story behind Easter. Let us all give praise unto the Lord on this special Sunday, Easter Sunday. (Photo by Will Lowe) Easter celebrations Sunday by LEE ANN PALMER is Easter. What crosses your mind when you The crucifixion, a family get-together, visiting lillies, new clothes, the Easter bunny and or green grass filled baskets? of what comes into mind, each involves a a ritual families look forward and delight and churches here in town are involved Zster events. Gene Alderson and children attend Sunday the noon meal out and come home to spend the afternoon hunting the well-hidden Easter the "bunny" in the backyard. Mrs. Alderson, Years, has made both of the children's Easter op at home' "ng Saturday Motion filed to reinstate judgment A motion to reinstate the Judgment in the lawsuits between the Donley County Hospital District and George W. Smith and a citizens group and George W. Smith was filed in Dis- trict Court Friday by attorneys for Dr. Smith. A settlement between all parties involved in the hospitals suits was made over a month ago, but a motion to vacate those Judgments was upheld in District Court two weeks ago, thus putting the lawsuits back into the fire. The motion to vacate the judgment was filed by Mr. and Mrs. Steve Rogers, on the grounds that the settlement, which gave Dr. Smith $48,000 in 4 yearly payments, was illegal. The Judge upheld their claim, pointing to a pro- vision which prohibited the hospital hoard from obligating itself for more than one fiscal year in advance. The new motion to reinstate the Judgment claims that the Judgment should be reinstated because the provlsion at ques- tion "was not intended to keep the board from meeting its obligations." The settlement was a case of contractual recognition, not a new obligation, the motion contends. "How foolish it would be to cause the Donley County Hospital District to self-destruct when it could maintain its life and do its work by spreading the payment of the obli- ration over a number of years," the motion stated. The motion goes on to state that if the court does not see fit to extend the payment out for four years, that the lawyers for Smith request that a reform judgment be made to make the $48,000 conform to the law. A hearing has been set to consider the new motion on April 30 at 10 a.m. Women to give away beef Cowbelles protest beef boycott A group of women known as the Top of Texas Cowbelles don't like the idea of beef boycotts. And they don't like for the rancher and feechot operators to take theblame for what many consumers are calling "high-priced beef." So, these women have planned a"Beef Van Visit', for Mon- day, April 23. The beef van will visit Clarendon, Hedley, Memphis and Wellington. The beef van will stop for two hours at each town. Residents of each town are asked to visit the van, register for some FREE beef, then stick around for the drawing at the end of the visit. Beef will be given away FREE at each stop. While there, residents will be told that beef is actually a bargain, and the Cowbelles will show why. The beef van will start out Monday at Clarendon, visiting there from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in front of the Clarendon Press. Then, the van will stop in Hedley from 11 to 1 p.m. in front of the Security State Bank. At 1:30, the van will stop in Memphis for two hours on the square, staying there until 3:30 p.m. Then from4 to 6 p.m., the van will be in Wellington on the square across from the City State Bank. Some lucky person will win some FREE BEEF in each town, and all will learn of what a bargain beef is to the American housewife. The beef van is sponsored by The Donley County Feed Lots, Inc. of Hedley. KGNC radio will keep listeners informed where the beef caravan is each hour. Come on out and win some beef, and learn of what a bar- gain beef is today. Hospital board re-orl?anizes outfits, "We're hoping to be in Qultaque Sunday to be with both my parents and his, related Mrs. Ernest Barbee. "Those are the usual Easter plans for us." Y early the Skelton children collect ' 'back ho me" during the season. This year Mr. and Mrs. Gene Odom and family of Wichita Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Monroe of Lubbock and Sandy Skelton of Midland are expected to Join the Wil- lard Skeltons for the Sunday morning worship hour. "Usually we have the family get-together and all attend church and afterwards have a large noon meal," said Mrs. Ruth Neal. "Our Easter meal resembles that of Thanks- giving really. We always have turkey or ham." The Leonard Selvidge family uses Easter and its long holiday to take in the annual Alumni Banquet in Builer, Oklahoma, and pay a visit to her aunt, Mrs. Josie Haney of Elk City. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Todd taketheir annual blue bonnett tour of Central Texas at this time. Mrs. Todd explained, "We've been going for several years now and look forward to it with much pleasure." Many people may remember the sugar eggs Mrs. H. C. Brumley used to make every Easter. Decorated with Just her flair, Mrs. Brumley sold and gave them as Easter pre= sents. Some of the churches in the community arrange special events and schedules throughout Easter and the weeks be- fore. The Clarendon Ministerial Alliance is responsible for the Easter service to be held tomorrow night at 7:30 in the Methodist Church. Don Stone of the Church of Christ will deliver the message. Open to all denominations, these Good Friday services have been conducted by the Alliance for the past few years and are a regular part of the Easter Re- ligious traditions. The Baptist Church had their yearly Easter Contain and Festival of Praises Sunday. The contata was a musical presentation given by the combined choirs of the church. Methodist tradition calls for each congregation member to bring a white lily to adorn the sanctuary for Easter Sun- day. This year Mrs. T. M. Caldwell will have a sol,) during the worship services. She will sing "Bless This HOUSe." Presbyterian members conduct Holy Week Services each morning throughout the week prior to Easter Sunday. A pot luck breakfast is prepared by the ladies and elders of the church and Rev. McGarity delivers a sermonette fol= lowing the meal, The Easter season is the time for tradition to fill the at- mosphere. Families congregate and churches deliver their "story of the crucifixion" services. However we celebrate Easter, by a family reunion, and Easter egg hunt or at- tending church services, whatever, each and everyone of us is doing so with humble dignity inour hearts. How glori- fying it is to live in a community that upholds the old fash- ioned ideals and rituals of the spiritual Easter seasoh. for the "Shop at Home and Save" pro- the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce, 3 p.m. Saturday on the parking lot across registering at participating merchants last will be for one prize of $25, another and another prize of $10. All money will be at Home and Save" script, good at any merchas. s Will be held each Saturday at the same time Christmas. you will be given tickets each time you at one of the 17 participating merchants, out with your name, drop it in a box at each and the merchant will put it in the main to the drawing. of merchandise from a merchant, oae ticket. If you buy $10 to $50 from him, you From SS0 to $500, 10 tickets; from $500 from $1,000 to $5000, 50tickets; tickets. So, the more you buy at home, the You have to win. g merchants include Aldersn Chevrolet, Company, Mills Motor, Inc., Parker- John's, Junior's Food Market, Clifford Gro- Riggs Farm & Ranch, Tunnell Pharmacy, The Tumbleweed, Henson's, Goodman Furniture and Palmer Motors. and save. And win valuable prizes while The Donley County Hospital District board met Tuesday afternoon to canvass the votes of the past election and to swear in new members Delbert Robertson, Lacy Noble and Ernest Barbee. The board deadlocked when the question of the lawsuits were brought up by attorney Rudy Rearer. Renfer told the board that a heang on a motion to reinstate a Judgment on the suits would be held April 30. He said that he needed instructions as to what action to take on the motion. Renfer told the board that the question is this: Does the hospital district pay $48,000 and settle the suits now, or does the district take the lawsuits to court? Renfer esti- mated that the hospital would we closed for as long as 18 months if the suits are fought in the courts. After discussing the pros andconsof each action for about two hours, R. D. Cagle made a motion that the board settle the lawsuits for the sum of $48,000. There was no second, so the motion died. Ernest Barbee made a motion that the district take the lawsuits to court and let the court decide on them. Lacy Noble seconded that motion, and the vote tied at 3-3, so that motion failed also. With no answer for the attorney, a meeting was scheduled for next Tuesday at 4 p.m. to discuss the matter further. Each member of the board expressed his opinion that the lawsuits need to be cleared out of the way. Each member expressed a desire to open the hospital as soon as possible. Board president Bright Newhouse asked eachboard member for their ideas on the situation. R. D. Cagle said he wants to settle the suits before any other action is taken. He said that he believes that the suits must be cleared away before constructive action can be taken. Delbert Robertson said that the board needs to dedicate itself to the chore of opening the hospital as soon as pos- sible. Ernest Barbee said he feels that the suits must be clear- ed away. He indicated his hopes of settling the suits with- out any outlay of cash between the district and Dr. Smith. Lacy Noble agreed that the suits must be settled. Jeff Walker said he wants the suits settled. He asked the board if it wouldn't be cheaper to settle out of court now than to go further in court. Lions broom sale set The Clarendon Lions Club Blind Shops Caravan will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25, north of the Post Office. Proceeds from the sale will be used for Lion public service projects such as Little League, Clarendon College scholarships, Girls Town and the Crippled Chil- dren's home. On sale will betopqualitybrooms, mops, and other house- hold items such as ironing board covers and pads, durable door mats, etc. All of these items are manufactured by blind workmen in blind shops or lighthouses, which are non-profit organizations. Earnest Kent willbe inchargeof the sale. Every home will be canvassed. At the same time, the Lions Club will be selling tickets for the Lions Club Circus, which will be held in Clarendon on May 10 and U. Tickets areS1, or $5 for the entire family. Support your Lions Club intheir efforts to serve the needs of our time. J. S. Hinds said that he wants to settle the lawsuits in whatever way is most practical. Rearer estimated that the cost of going further in court would be "$4,000 to SG,000 in legal fees." He pointed out also that it is his opinion that the hospital might not open as long as the suits are hanging over the district's head. Mrs, Dale Mart was:given anthority by the board to take care of the hospital's business, nce administrator Wes Langham has resigned. Mrs. Martin is administrator of the nursing home. Bright Newhouse remains president of the board. He received a unanimous voice of approval from all members of the board. R. D. Cagle was elected vice-president, and J. S. Hinds was elected secretary. SHOOTN00 I THE.002 I ]AMES RUSSELL in the Belfort Journal: "A man who can drive a car safely while kissing a prettygirl is not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." THE DONLEY COUNTY Hospital District board, meeting with three new members, spent nearly four hours Tuesday trying to work out some of the district's problems. As anybody probably would have known, there were some disagreements. But the disagreements were all voiced in a mild, friendly manner. And the board had what we thought was a productive meeting, even though no action was taken. Lacy Noble, Delbert Robertson and Ernest Barbee were sworn into office. All voice the feeling that cooperation will be needed on the board if anything can ever be done. We agree. And even though no firm action was taken at the meeting Tuesday, it was apparent that all members want to cooperate. Whether anybody will compromise or not is another matter. But the atmosphere of the first meeting convinced us that, even though the board isn't in agreement on some issues, they all want the hospital open and will strive to meet that goal. For examPle, the big point of discussion Tuesday was whether the board wanted to settle the lawsuits once again with Dr. Smith, or whether they wanted to take the matter to court. It was evident that 4 members wanted to settle, and 3 members preferred going to court rather than pay the settlement money. After all the arguments, pro and con, board member Ernest Barbee said, "I won't vote to pay out district money to settle the suit, but if the majority votes to do so, I'll support the board's declson." If this kind of cooperation prevails, the board should have no trouble functioning together. The Clarendon Press supports the hospital board in what- ever action they take. We think it's time that we give the board our words of support. They don't have an easy Job by any means. They have to make decisions that seem to be the best ones. And we citizens MUST support these men. We hope andpraythat the hospital can be opened in the near future. And we also hope that Donley County citizens will support the board in whatever decisions they make. The Clarendon Press promises to support the board in their efforts. Won't you do the same? It might be a matter of life and death someday. First Baptist plans Evangelistic week The First Baptist Church of Clarendon has set aside the week of May 6-13 for its week of Evangelistic emphasis. Each evening of this series of meetings, the Pastor of the Church, James O. Brandon will be showing film on his ex- periences in Brazil as a missionary for the Southern Baptist Convention. This cultural part of the week will spot light many of the cultural habits and life of the people of Brazil such as: education, commerce, religion, travel, farming, ranching, towns, cities, country sides, landscape, lakes, rivers, and etc. You will be taken through an agri- cultural institute which is an attempt to aid the Brazilian farmer in learning how to farm better. You will see the Amazon River. You will see how women live and work, and how men make their living. Bro. Brandon will be bringing a message each evening assisted by Terry Scoggin, the Church Music Director. Many of you have been hearing about the Brandon*s ex- periences in Brazil. This is your opportunity to see for- yourself through these films the country of Brazil and share The community of Clarendon is invited to participate with the First Baptist Church in this week's activities each eve- ning May 6-13, at 7:30 P.m.