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The Clarendon Press, June 21, 1973, Mrs, Barton James McElroy. Page 2 oooo Price leaving Chamber post "Clarendon has the potential for a great future and the Chamber of Commerce can and should be a vital leader in that growth," asserts Clyde Price, Jr. who has recently resigned as manager of the Clarendon Chamber of Com- merce. Price, who has been manager for three years, leaves the post in order to devote more time to his responsibilities as manager of the Emmett O. Simmonslnsurance Agency. He says that he loved his work with the Chamber and will miss it; however he plans to continue as an enthusiastic working mem- ber in the future. It is important to Price that the Chamber of Commerce be an active organization functioning for the community. That takes, he feels, the commitment and participation of all of its members, rather than the efforts of just a few. Price reports that since January he has received more inquiries about Clarendon by letter and phone than the total he received during the previous two and a half years. He sees this as an indication that more and more people are in- terested in moving to the Clarendon area. Among the activities of the Chamber of C om merce during his tenure Price is especially proud of certain ones. Clarendon was one of the first four hundred towns to participate in the computerized industrial program sponsored by the Texas In- dustrial Commission. With the aid of other agency heads in Clarendon the Chamber collected the information required to be in the program. The program makes the information about towns available to industries and businesses that are looking for a place to locate. Also, in the past several weeks Price, with the help of sev- eral businessmen and farmers, planted grass seed on a thir- teen acre industrial tract owned by the Chamber. Hopefully that grazing land will brir a littl addtional income to the Chamber. Price, who is known around town as "Clydie", was born and raised in Clarendon. He attended Clarendon Junior College and West Texas State. The only time he has not lived in Clarendon was the two years he spent in Virginia in the Army Signal Corp. In July j 1956, Price went to work in the insurance business and in Sel2temb, 1959, he joine@theEmmettO. Simmons In- surance Acy where he has beelever since. Throughout his career Price has attended many Insurance schools and con- ferences. The insurance business and the Chamber of Commerce don't leave Price much free tlme but he has been an active member of the Volunteer Fire Department for twenty-one years. Price is the son of Mrs.Anne Myra Price and the late Cly- de I. (Pinkey) Price of Clarendon. He has two married broth- ers. Jerry and Mary Price live in San Diego, California, and Kenneth and Marti Price have recently moved to Claren- don. THE PRESS salutes Clyde Price, Jr. for his outstanding work and commitment to Clarendon through his work as manager of the Chamber of Commerce. [, LYDE 1. PRIC: JR .... retires as thambel manager, but still working hard for it. (Press Photo bY Lowe) Miss Jordan weds Barton J. McElroy The marriage of Miss Karla Sue Jordan of Amarillo, Texas, and Barton James McElroy of Columbia, Mo., was solemlzed Saturday the ninth of June in a garden setting at the Palisades home of the bride'sparents, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Jack Jordan. Col. Chaplin and Mrs. Barton I. McElroy of Carl Junction, Mo., are parents of the bridegroom. Officiating were Col. Chaplain Barton L. McElroy, father of the bridegroom and Rev. Wallace Wardlck of Joplin, Mo. Ed Skidmore, Albuquerque, N.M., sang "The Weddiug Pray- er", and "Wedding Song," and accompanied himself on the guitar. Miss Pare Stuart of Dewey, Okla., and Mrs. Alice Han- naford, of Joplin, Mo., (former trio members with Miss Jor- dan who travelled for Ozard Bible College) sang "Love Is", accompanied by organist, Mrs. George Grey. The bridegroom sang Walk Hand in Hand With Me as the bride was escorted down the aisle by her father. The bride was lovely in a white formal wedding gown of Filipino Chiffon over Bridal Satin with a chapel train. The bodice, Filipino sleeves, and train from waist to ruffle were of heavy Spanish Lace beaded with Mother of Pearl beading in a floral pattern. The headpiece of the chapel length veil was beaded to match. The gown and veil were hand made, beaded, and corded by friends of the McElroy family in Ma- nila, Philippines. The bride carried a cascade bouquet of Gardenias, Stephano- tis, and feathered white carnations, and a family wedding handkerchief embroidered with the names and wedding dates of the brides of her mother's family. The bride wore pearl earrings and necklace, a gift from the bridegroom. The bride carried out the traditions of something old, new, borrowed and blue. The garden setting for the ceremony consisted of steps lead- ing up to a white platform placed under a huge I00 year old Cottonwood Tree. The platform was flanked by white columns with Grecian urns containing pink Tuberous Begonias. The background was a white wooden arch entwined with greenry and pink carnations and flanked by pink Azaleas and a green topiary tree. Mrs. Charles William Burlln I! of Auburn, Maine, aunt of the bride, was Matron of Honor. Miss Janice Wallis of Mon- damin, Iowa, served as Maid of Honor. Miss Pam Stuart of Dewey, Okla., and Mrs. Paul Hannaford of Joplin, Mo., were bridesmaids. They wore floor length dresses of pin chalet dot, over crepe. They carried white lace fans with feathered pink carna- tions and pink satin streamers tied in love knots. Randy Wilson of Joplin, served as bestman. Groomsmen were Dave Bouchard of Luby, British Columbia, Steve Miller of Littleton, Colo., brother-in-lawofthebridegroom, andTom Farrlngton of Atlanta, Mo. The bride's mother wore a floor length dress of purple shadalon with orchid accessories. The bridegroom's mother wore a floor length turquoise dress with white accessories. Both wore corsages of Gardenias and pink roses. Grandparents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Cart Pittman and W. L. Jordan of Clarendon. Mr s. Dora Adklns is her great grandmother. Twirlers aflend camp The Clarendon High School Twirlers have Just returned from West Texas State University where they attended, from June 10-1G, Caravan of Camps Twirl- ing Camp. While there, they re- ceived the highest instruction possible in the State of Texas. All of the twirling staff are National Champions with an endlesslist of honor s. There were 20 majorette lines and approximately 175 twirlers. They learned marching and twirl- ing routines, dance twirls, strut- Ling, fanfares, two baton routines and had opportunities to learn twirling with hoops and knives. Lecture sessions on modeling and grooming, showmanship, leader- ship and costume designwereal- so attended. Clarendon can be proud of Kim Newbouse, Andi Eads and Karen Burgess; Friday morning at the awards ceremony they received the honor of being the Hardest Working Majorette Line. They received a plaque that will be placed in the band hall. Each girl will also receive a medal for her effort. CLARENDON HIGH TWIRLERS Andi Ends, Kim Newhouse and Karen Burgess attended twir- ling camp last week and received high honors. They are preparing for the upcoming school season. (Press Photo by Will Lowe) The annual Money Drive for the Little League will be held next Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. The players col- lecting the donations will be in uniform. Love that Texas--- by JOAN HOAGLAND After living a couple thousand miles from Texas for more than four years I had lost a feeliugfor how high, blue, clear and wide the Texas sky is, how clean the air can feel and how long the sun can shine. But just a short time in Clar- AROUND TO The Lloyd Bensons are spending daughter and her family, Jan and Ronnie Martin Plano. Sunday the entire Benson clan, which included Mary, Briss and Mike of Claude, had a picnic Chef Bernie had barbeque and fixins for a This year there are 12 rodeo queen contestants, I you can imagine, makes for a very exciting count was held last Friday, and from its results I'd year's contest will be close. With so many girls there's got to be a favorite for you -- so past years the difference in the winner and the has meant only a matter of centsI Don't let yogi defeated by a margin like that! Last week Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Hinton and Jennifer and David, of Wichita Falls were hou aunt, Mrs. Joe Allison and cousin Nelda. Arthur McGarity, newly returned from his tri a day in Austin with hisbrother andwlfe, the Tom While in Austin the three made the hour drive to tl# summer camp where the brothers' sister, ployed. Arthur then returned to Clarendon over the  and plans to spend the rest of the summer at reporting to his engineering Job with the San and Light company this September. Connie Robinson lut can't seem to use enough pans when she cooks -- now that morn Dorot daughter a new dishwasher for a birthday presentI The Willard Skeltons are holding open family this summer. Last weekend Sandy was children Mike, Lisa and Mat of Wichita Fallsare week with them and this upcoming weekend pecting daughters Paula and Candy and their Here's hoping Homer Taylor is back extra Taylor was admitted to Northwest Texas I don't know of anyone more devoted to her yard  ley Clifford. There she was last Monday ly working out in that 90 degree heat! Have you noticed tile two new Six 287? I ihink their advertising is real clever. The Dallas you travel the more original the plug endon and those good things of the Panhandle have been pumped back into my bloodstream. As I settle into the comfort of the atmosphere here I think about a meeting I attended a short time before leav- ing Massachusetts at the end of May.Itwas a group of well- educated women whosepurposewastobecomeknowledgeable In local, regional and national concern. The topic of this 0tthe trva his of w of th, gen Ioaa 1 tw( MR. AND MRS, BEN LOVELL of Ashtola have retired after :s. SUs Lovells retire from public life " why we'd spend our summer here, but they want to come by Mthc to see why. They walk in thepastures, drive the tractor, talk "1 can't to thecattle, work in the garden, swim and fish in the lake, observe the magnificent sunsets and stay longer thanwe plan pay the bill!" If you carelessly cause a fire on someone else's property, such as at a motel or other place of busine$$, you Can be held liable for damages which may run into thousands of dol- lars. Such legal liability can he insured by Knorpp Insurance Agency. Mrs. G. H. Parker has a mouth-watering termilk cakeI Give her a ring this weekend and secretI .I |" Wine found guiqell Tuesday, June 19, the 100th JudicialDistrict Court  011 and found Curtis Wine of Clarendon guilty of aggr  0 sault. Judge Robert E. Montgomery presided.  Frank Baughman of Amarillo was the attorney  t0 tensed Prosecutor was District Attorney John I)@  Wine was sentenced to six monthsin jail and asseS@ Ic of $IOO. Mr. and Mrs. John Morrow and Johnny . . Missy and took her home to Canyon. Missyhad bee - with Mr. and Mrs. Darell Harper and Alan all las' II prticular meeting was land-use planning. The statement was made that unfortunately a majority of the nation'spopulation live on the East and West Coasts. "But that's understandable," said one woman, "so much of the middle of the country is uninhabitable." The other members nodded in agreement. My mouth actually flew opan at the naivete of the idea. I dis- covered her ignorance and that of the others in the group was based on their never having been to that vast area they consider "uninhabitable." Meanwhile, my husband and i are thoroughly enjoying en- many years of hard work. (Press Photo by Will L(we) tertainlng friends from Massachusetts who didn't understand WALT KNORPP PH. 874-3521 on. They leave reluctantly, earnestly vowing they'll come back. We understand. .... ",:AJi MR, AND MRS. Herschel (Bhorty)Thompson were honored Sunday at the First Baptist Church, where it was "Thompson day." Thompson is retiring after 21 years as custodian of the church. They were honored Sunday morning, andagainSunday tght with a reception, A spectalpart of the day was when they were awarded this color TV and plaque from the members of the church. They also received a check for $200. by LEE ANN PALMER After a grand total of 48 years in service to the public, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lovell will begin to enjoy the life-style of a seml-retired couple. The Lovells, Goodnight residents since 1961, have owned an operated the little community's only Texaco station and grocery mart for the last 13 years. Prior to their begin- ning in Armstrong County, Mr. and Mrs. Lovell operated public businesses of one type or another on both the north and south sides of Ashtola. Ben and his family, the Howell Walker Lovells, came to Southard, as Ashtola was called in 1915, from Honey Grove, Texas. In 1925 young Lovell began his first business which soon expanded to include a garage, grist mill, scales and cotton yard. All of these locations were centered Just north of the Ft. Worth and Denver railroad. The highway was designated to be moved in 1936. So, the Lovells compelled to change with the times, situated the business entertprises and their home in the southern part of Ashtola. In 1953 Ben and Reta built a brand new home to accom- modate a growing family and to comfortable house his age- ing parents. During their years in Ashtola, Benhad served as the com- munity's Gulf and Phillips fuel distributor. After moving to the southern edge of town, he became associated with the Texaco firm. Before their final move to Armstrong County, Mr. and Mrs. Lovell operated the A shtola Postal Service, tOO. Just eight years after erectingtheir new home the LovelYs station and store enterprise dictated that they pUll up roots and begin business a little further down the road. About this time news had been released that the highway would be widened to four lanes. So, to keep his business, Ben moved his family and home toJustthls side of Goodntght and had a brand new Texaco station built. For recognition of his service, the Texaco awarded Lovell on several occasions. He has the company's 25-year plaque displayed on one of tle walls. The Gates Tire Company has also Goodnlght distributor for his loyal service. When asked about problems with vandals, Mrs. plied, "Oh we've had minor break-ins through When you have a business out in the country the highway, it can't be avoided. Really, been quite lucky. I consider the times we've more of the funnier incidents than the By their last move in1961, the Lovells had Joe Tom and James Reed. James Reed and the daughter of the late Ernest Hunts call Dumas their home. There, James serves partner in the Lovell, Lyle and Cobb law firm. Joe Tom Lovell married the former Shirley son of Claude in 1963 and has since been a He has been commuting to Clarendon where he cashier and vice president for the Farmer's Mr. and Mrs. Lovell are the very proud gr of I0 children, eight of whom are the and the remaining two belong to Joe and Shirley 0 As previously stated, Ben and Rita are sests of semi-retirement. Although not tied dow duties any more, Ben's farming chores have him Just as busy as before. Both Ashtola and Goodnight has missed the Lovells' Station and Store but we are most years of generous and unyielding neighborly