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Feedlot open house Saturday Free barbeque, 00tours, music scheduled Saturday is the big day at The Donley County Feed Lots. prior to the barbeque at 6 p.m. Inc., located two miles west of Hedley Just south of High- way 287. The giant feedlot, which has recently expanded its facili- ties from a 10,000-head capacity to a 20,000-head capacity, will hold open house from I p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Featured will be a free barbeque at 6 p.m. and live music following the meal. Over 3,000 pounds of barbeque will be catered for the event, and around 4,000 persons are expected to attend. Rep. Phil Cates of Lefors will be the featured speaker for the big event. Other politicians who have indicated they will be present are U. S. Rep. Bob Price, U. S. Senator John To- wer, State Sen. Max Sherman, State Rep. BenBynum and var- ious local officials. The events begin at 1 p.m. at the feedlot. Tours of the new pens and the new ultra-modern feed batch plant will be given all afternoon. At 6 p.m., visitors will gather under the trees to eat barbeque while live music is played by a country and western band. The dedicatory address will be given by Cafes Visitors from across the nationwillbe present, feedlot offi- cials report. The featured expansion of the feedlot is the new feed batch plant, which towers over the large cattle complex. This plant mixes feed by computer rations. The plant cost in excess or $6o0p00o to build. The Donley County Feed Lots is the largest single industry in Donley County. It began four years ago when Charles Payne, president, started digging post holes with his own hands. He built a small facility, then expanded it little by little until it reached its present size. It now pumps millions of dollars into Donley County's economy, and employs 20 persons, with future expansion already in the planning stages. Payne is president, and Billy Clubb is vice-president and manager. Cattle from across the nation are fed at the facilities, and money from across the nation flows into the Doniey County operation. Payne invites everyone to attend the big celebration. Sheriff appeals for pay hikes The Donley County Sheriff's Department has appealed to the Collingsworth and Armstrong counties. County Grievance Committee for pay increases which the Car expense, says Lindsey, is about the same level it was County Commissioners have denied. The department is ask- 20 years ago. lng for increases which would cost the county about $6,000 "We Just can't live on these wages with prices going up on yearly, everything." Lindsey said. CountyCommissioners say that any increase for the sheriff's According to county records, Lindsey makes $497 a month department would definitely increase the county taxes, and take home pay) and $300 car expense. He is not asking for commissioners are opposed to tax increases. For that rea- a salary increase for himself, but he is asking for a $150 son, commissioners say, they will not approve a pay in- increase in car expense, bringing his car allowance to $450 crease for the department, monthly. Sheriff Frank Lindsey has asked the Commissioners Court His chief deputy draws $352 a month salary and $200 a twice this year for increases, and the commissioners have month car expense. He is asking for a $68 a month hike in denied the request both times, salary to $420, and a $100 a month hike in car allowance Llndsey turned the request over to the Grievance Commit- to $300. tee last week, and their case will be heard on August 3. If The Hedley deputy draws $283 a month salary and $200 a the Grievance Committee, which is composed of 9 persons, month car allowance. Lindsey is asking an increase to $333 votes unanimously for the raises, then they automatically salary and $300 car allowance, an increase of $100 a month would go into effect, and commissioners would have to take car allowance ad $50 a month sMary ................................. the necessary action to find the money to take care of it. If Also asked are $S0 a month hike for office secretaries in the committee does not vote unanimously, then the increases the tax office, which the sheriff oversees. will not be granted. Commissioners point out that any increase in salaries for The Grievance Committee is composed of Sheriff Frank any county employees would cause a need for a tax increase. Lindsey, County Treasurer Nina Dale, County Clerk P.C. And for that reason, they have denied any increases for the Messer, County Attorney Clyde Slavin, and citizens Bill A1- sheriff's department. They point out that other county era- len, Mrs. Pauline Leggett, Mrs. Earnestine Allison, Warren ployees draw less than the sheriff's office employees, For Hardin and R. O. Nelson- The members vote by secret bat- instance, the county Judge only draws $350 a month, with no lot after hearing all sides of the question, car allowance. This is less than half what the sheriff draws. $HEILA MAYBEN, outgoing Miss Armstrong County, The sheriff's department is asking for increases in sal- commissioners point out County commissioners draw $271 Ik\\; "s With the newly crowned Miss Armstrong County, Deb- aries and car expense. Even though they received a 10 per- a month salary, and $75 a month car expense. FC, OOdin, during Saturday's contest. (Press Photo) cent increase in salary last year, they say their salaries are "We Just can't afford to give anybody a raise unless we still $150 to $200 a month lower than similar salaries in Hall, raise taxes," one commissioner said. s Armstrong County crowned Courthouse construction studied Goodin of Claude, cro,00ed Miss Armstrong .'Y for 1973 Saturday on the courthouse lawn at Claude. t t. large crowd sat on the grass on one of the summer,s basement below would store county  County for 1972, put the crown on the new queen, architect, has recommended that this "J 88 a,  Goodin is a 1973 graduate of Claude High School. She that it is, in his opinion, the best ndrlvin a tractor for her father this summer. She  nter Texas Tech in the fall. She likes to sew and The second proposal, which the commissioners appear b. the plane. She was sponsored by BurrowBrothers Chev- to favor, is to spend the money on remodeling the present  l Claude. courthouse facilities, and build a small annex to the south.   first runnerup in the queen's contest was Miss Bobbie been termed a "disgrace" by one high county official, County Judge Billle Christal has said that most citizens 'e, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Moore . The 17- and offices for the county are spread out around town because who have talked to him favor remodeling the present facility. "Old beauty is a senior at Claude High School, and likes much of the courthouse is unusable, and it's too small But the present facility is in such bad shape that a re- 'back riding, tennis and swimming. She was sponsored anyway, officials report, modeling Job would be a major chore, with no costs available  Claude Jaycee-ettes. The commissioners are now facing two alternatives, and on what this would cost. 'l runner-up was Miss Marlene Brunson, daughter of plan to adopt one of the two in the near future. Any project used would obviously cost more than the l',a" azzd Mrs. Warner Brunson- The 18-year-old beauty likes The first proposal would be to leave the present structure $80,000 which is now on hand. Officials say that warrants i4.  and play basketball. She wassponsoredby the Claude as it is, and build a 50 by 100 building directly south of could be used to finance the project, using future Revenue LI Club. T the courthouse. The structure, which an Amarillo architect Sharing monies as collateral. , .girls were chosen from a group of 20 contestants, he has said would cost $175,000, would house most county , three celebrities were chosen from five finalists. The a! fourth runners-up were Sandra Goodin, daughter of |M Mrs. A1 Goodin; and Vicld Black, daughter of Mr. L] rs. Harley Black. ] girls were Judged by three Amarillo Judges on their gen- pe,so,.,lty .nd 00auty. -"ce Bodiford, farm and ranch director for KGNC Radio- I as master of ceremonies. t"lg intermissions, Miss Sheila Mayben and her sister ,a Mayben performed arts in twirling. 00laude celebrates OWd of residents, visitorsandtourlsts attended the 42nd Caprock Roundtp Saturday in Claude, attending the 12lers Reunion, the free barbeque, Armstrong County : cOntest, flea market and the rodeo. The final perform- :of the rodeo and a 6:30 p.m. parade climaxed the events l I. na Bishop. 87. was the oldest woman present. Belle IV" 80 was 0000ognlzed as the oldest woman native of P roag County present. Jack Eddleman of Florida traveld 'rthest of any man present for the reunion. Annie Davis REP. PHIL CATES and wife Nancy ..... Cates will speak at the Open House at the Donley County Feed Lots, Inc. Cates to speak at feedlot opening State Rep. Phil Cafes of Lefors, representing the leglsla- tive district which include s Donley County, will be the featured speaker Saturday evening at the opening of the new facili- ties at the Doniey County Feed Lots, Inc. at Hedley. Cafes, who is a member of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee of the Texas House of Representatives, will speak on the livestock industry. His wife Nancy, who Cafes often calls the brains of the family, will accompany him. Cates is serving his second term as state representative, but only his first as a representative for Donley County. He defeated Rep. Tom Christian when both were Faired into one district. He presently is a member of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee and vice-chairman of the Water Sub-committee of the Natural Resources Committee. Cafes was born on January 6, 1947 in Pampa. He graduated from high school in Lefors in 1965, and graduated from West Texas State University in 1969, with a Bachelor of Science in Government and Psychology. He married the former Nancy Kay Holt. While not in session, Cafes is employed by the Cabot Cor- portatlon, Oil and Gas Division, as an economic adviser to the Comptroller. The young legislator is a past city chairman of the March of Dimes Bucket Brigade, a member of the Pampa Optimist Club, the Pampa Junior Chamber of Commerce, Pampa Chamber of Commerce, Pampa Toastmasters Club, Gray- Roberts Farmers Union, Gary-Roberts Farm Bureau, Gray County Board for Aid to Retarded Children, Texas Alcoho- lics and Narcotics Education Board of Directors, board of consultants of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, Executive Board of the Adobe Walls Council of Boy Scouts, board of directors of the Panhandle Plains HistoricaISociety, the First Baptist General Convention of Texas, Execu- tive Board of the Adobe Walls CouncllofBoy Scouts, board of directors of the Panhandle Plains Historical Society, and the First Baptist Church of Pampa. ij County gets good rain NO GAS TODAY. A local service station has had this sign out most of the week. Several stations have run out of faso- line during the last three weeks, but the shortage hasn't Donley County was blessed with rain over the weekend, and while some parts of the county got as much as 2 1/2 inches of rain, other parts barely received any at all. Most parts of the county did receive a good rain, and it came when it was needed most. Clarendon officially received .26 inches of rain Friday night, .30 inches Saturday and Sunday, and .90 inches Monday, for a total during the weekend of 1.46 in- ches, which was enough to cool off the town and water the crops where the rain hit the best. Many residents reported rainfall of 2 inches and 2 1/2 inches in town and several farmers reported that much rain in several parts of the county. Overall, it meant a big boost to most farmers in the co- unty. One area near Lelia Lake received some heavy hail. Leo Smith reported heavy damage to his cottoncrop from the hall, but said he feels the plants will grow out of it. The rains make the crop picture look even better for the upcoming cotton season, and continue to make the agriculture picture in the county extremely bright. Tunnell staging monthly sale been city-wide. This sig early Monday, stated, "No Gas. We voted for Nlxon." But the last part was omitted later Monday. (Press Photo by Will Lowe) Tunnell Pharmacy is staging its monthly discount sale this week. All kinds of items of use to families are included in this fantastic sale. Complete details can be found in the 2-page advertisement inside today's Clarendon Press,