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//' 16 Pages , Donley County, Texas May 3, 1973 Two Sections Volume 1, No. 51 FFA Team 6th in State The Clarendon Future Farmers of America Dairy Pro- ducts team, composed of Jeff Campbell, Stan Shelton and Tom- my Hill, won sixth place in the State FFA competition Satur- day at Texas A&M University. The team competed against over 90 teams, the best in the state, to win the sixth place honor. Tommy Hill was fourth high individual in the contest. Milton Mann is adviser for the youths. THE BEZL I Broncho Band leaving for Colorado Friday Under the leadership of music director Garry Bowen and By Dean Slngletoa Drum Major Mike Boothe, the Clarendon HighSchoolBroncho TTLE MINDS discuss people, average minds discuss great minds discuss ideas." LLy, President Nixon has done what he should have ago. He has taken the blame for Watergate. can't say that it was the honorable thing to do, he was at the point where he HAD to take the blame. thing to have done would have been for him it out in the open months ago. LaPPened at Watergate probably has happened in both Years. It's probably not anything new for poll- to spy on their opposition. But the fact that COVerups came directly from the president's office If the executive branch lies to us about this, anything the president ever says? bur )inion that Nixon will never free himself from incident. The American people will never confidence which is needed between the people and resident. We will always wonder if he's telling the nOt. Nixon has told the nation that he personally about the incident when it happened. We doubt being truthful. Would it make sense for the pre- the United States to be completely ignorant of what aides are doing in his behalf? Of course not. may prove to be this nation's biggest tragedy For when a nation loses respect in its leader, a sad day. some event will happen to prove that our pre- an innocent bystander. But that's probably just GRADY HENSON was sure to change her clock last to Daylight Savings Time.She had read reminders I:)ST, and told herself that she wouldn't be one to forget. She turned her clock an hour, but an hour direction. She was two hours late for church. ey County citizens have filed a motion to their citizens suit against Dr. George Smith with ct's suit against Smith. rtainly hope that the judge turns this motion out the argue the hospital issue in these columns. We to determine who is right, or who is wrong. beside the point. these citizens have every right to sue anybody But to consolidate their personal suits with the dlstrlct,s suits could cost the taxpayer's additional This could lead to the taxpayer paying for lawyers Private lawsuit, brought by a group of citizens who to do with handling the taxpayer's money. And thinking, is wrong. : leople want to file lawsuits, they need to pay their S. we reported in this column about the butane Texas. Well, you might be pleased to know action was taken and Loving will be furnished at least "until the first of next year. However, throwing away their wood stoves yet, because know what to expect next year. in Loving over the weekend, and saw that look ton residents' faces. I think C. F. Harmon, the he town's grocery store and a man who I've known all up the fuel crisis in the best way I've heard. his world has always been blessed with the best resources, but that everything man touches turns ms. He said that man has refused to let God and its course, and as aresultwe've got fuel crisis, z hUndreds of other crises. just won't leave nature alone," he concluded. got a point. action taken on reinstatement : JUdge Robert Montgomery, citing his lack of know- One legal question, took no action Monday on a reinstate a judgment in the lawsuits between the Hospital District and Dr. George W. Smith. invited attorneys for the hospital district and group to submit briefs within 1G days showing why "or illegal fr the hospital district to pay /settle- 4-year period. involving Smith, the hospital district and a citizens settled in March, with Smith to receive $48,000 of four years. Atthat time, Judge Montgomery ordering the hospital to pay Smith in this  rnonth later, attorneys for Steve and Helen Rogers Ion to vacate the judgment, saying that it is illegal jtealMd:ntgioetry :beigaastied:tt:fsOeetYl:dmetntaftiSth:lt for Smith filed a motion to reinstate the hearing on this matter came up Monday, and }rney argued that the 4-year payment schedule He pointed out a case in Corpus Christi s Point. He also pointed out several phrases of that the 4-year agreement is legal. [or Rogers argued that the judge had already set aside, and should not consider reinstatement. attorney for the hospital district, told the district wants to bring the cases to trial. He board would oppose a settlement. said that he would give all sides an opportunity and he will make his decision at a later date. Crop picture good, maybe Next year's crop situation in Donley County could be one of the best ever if conditions continue to develop, according to County Agent Ronald Gooch. "The wheat looks real good, but we're a little concerned about possible freeze damage," Gooch reported. "We won't know if there's any freeze damage until the wheat heads out." Gooch said that if freeze damage is minimal, the wheat crop could develop into a bumper rop this summer.Some hail did damage t,v somc wh(at in the Jericho area in the north part of the county, Gooch reported, but it wasn't widespread. Gooch also sees an excellent year for cotton and grain sorg- hums, if the rain will let up. "If the ground can be prepared, cotton and grain sorghums should do extremely well in the next year, " Gooch said. "We've had the best moisture situation in years. Prospects look real good." Farmers are very late getting into the fields, because of the intense rain which has fallen on Donley County. The county was much later than usual getting cotton out of the fields, with the last cotton harvested in middle April. Gooch sees some danger if the rain persists and farmerscan't get in the fields to plow. Butall in all, it looks like another prosperous year for farm- ers in Donley County. Band has had a very active and productive year. They have worked long and hard on music, marching and routines. They have participated in pep rallies, football games, assemblies, contests and parades. This is the largest Broncho Band that Clarendon has had in recent years consisting of G2 members. The year really got under way for the band on September 18 when they participat- ed in the Tri-State Parade in Amarillo. They received an ex- cellent rating in the second division. The twirlers, Katrina Messer, Kim Newhouse and Gina Killingsworth, received a H rating, with Katrina making a I in solo twirling which quali- fies her to go to the state contest in Austin this summer. On December 2 at Panhandle there were All-Region try- outs in which Mike Boothe and Farrell McAfee won a chair for the All-Region Band. They performed on January 12- 13 in Dalhart, Texas. The Band held their WinterConcert on February 27.A very large crowd attended to hear the band present a program of total band entertainment. March 3 saw a solo-ensemble brass sextet going to Canyon consisting of Richard Woody, Regina Knorpp, Jauie Hall, Mike Boothe, Farrell McFee and Sue Hall. They came home with a I rating, which also entitled them to compete in the state contest in Austin June 2-4. The band and May & Duncan Music Co. sponsored a percussion clinic for areadrummers, March 15. Their last outing was a trip to the Borger Band Festival where they received a II rating in both Concert and Sightreading. But the biggest and best is to be the last. All year the Band has been working to raise money to enable them to travel to Canon City, Colorado, to participate in the band festival held there each year. There will be approximately 37bands. Along with the help of the Band Booster Club and the cooperation of the public, they have earned enough money to make the trip. The band will leave at 7 a.m. Friday morning and will return Monday evening. The Clarendon High School band consists of: Marilyn Adkln.% Jn Barbee, 3em,ie Barbee, Jack Bell, Tammy Blackburn, Mark Boothe, Mike Boothe, Liz Bromley, Karen Burgess, Calvin Burrow, Mitzi Cagle, Vicki Childs, Andi  Eads, Melissa Estes; Janie Hall. Sue Hall, Shauna Hardin, Jerry Holland, John Holland, Cathy Hommel, Pare Johnston, J. Lynn Jones, Johnny Just, Frankie Just, Glna Killingsworth, Regina Knorpp, KeUie Langham, Richard Leathers, Mike Leeper, Farrell McAfee; Lanita McDonald, Ralph McGarity; Katrina Messer, Carrie Neal, Kim Newhouse, Donna Odom, Cay Plunkett, Cindy Price, Debbie Robertson, Mona Robinson, Terry Saye, GaryShlelds; Donna Stevens, Roger Stevens, Crystal Tatum, James Thom- as, Pat Trout, Wanda T rout, Leanne Tucker, Julie Wise, Shir- ley Wise and Richard Woody. Citizens seek to consolidate lawsuits against Dr. Smith A group of Donley County citizens have filled a motion to interplead and intervene inthelawsuit, DonleyCountyHospltal District vs. George W. Smith. The citizens, F. E. Sawyer, H. S. Hardin, John Bass, Oran G. Judd and J. H. McMurtry, have asked to intervene in the lawsuit "on behalf of all taxpayers and landowners of the Donley County Hospital District." These same citizens have filed a motion to consolidate two lawsuits, Donley County Hospital District vs. George W. Smith; and Sawyer, Hardin, Bass, Jndd and McMurtry vs. Donley County Hospital District and George W. Smith, Milton Jochetz, R. D. Cagle, Bright Newhouse and Jeff Walker. The citizens seek to consolidate the lawsuits because "they involve common questions of fact, they involve common ques- tions of law, and to keep them separate would involve un- necessary costs and expenses to the plaintiff and defendant." The result, if the motion is granted, would put these lawsuits against Smith into one suit, putting the citizens of Donley County in court against Smith. Gina Killings'worth Melissa Estes ...valedictorian ... salutatorian Honor graduates revealed at CHS Gina Killingsworth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Odis Killings- worth, is thisyear'sValedictorianfor ClarendonHighSchool's Senior Class. Miss Killingsworth made a grade of 96.354 during her four years of study at Clarendon High. Mellssa Estes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bailey Estes, is salutatorian, with a grade of 95.279 for her four years of study. Mike Boothe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Boothe, is the top male student, with a grade of 95.11for his four years of school- ing. These three will be honored at the graduation exercises scheduled for May 25. Miss Killingsworth is a member of the Band, Future Teachers of America, Annual Staff, National Honor Society and is twirler of the band and president of the NHS. She plans to attend college next fall. Her hobbies are playing the piano and singing and twirling. Miss Estes is a member of National Honor Society, Band, FTA, Future Homemakers of . merica, Annual Staff, Library Club and works in the school office. She plans to attend col- lege and hopes to be a pharmacist. Her hobbies are sewing, tennis, skiing, skating, reading and swimming. Boothe is a member of the Band, the FTA, Spanish Club, Annual Staff and the National Honor Society. He wants to major in law in college and maybe go into politics, tlis hob- bies are photography and skiing. Mike Boothe ...top male student Little League to begin X The 1973 Little League seasonwill get  way on Tuesd May 29, with the first game on that date. .J For a complete season scheduleofgames and for a rtind on who is on what teams, turn to Page 8 of this week's f endon Press.