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October 4, 1973

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WALKER, left, of the Clarendon Country Club board of welcomes the new golf pro, Lendon White, to Monday morning shortly after White bad signed a White, who formerly has been the golf pro at Lake Golf Club in Sweetwater, will be on the job in the 4ace pro Jim Terry, who is moving to Lubbock. his wife have a son, age 13, and a daughter, age 8. Photo] istration deadline for Nov. 6 vote day for persons wishing to register to vote in the Nov. 6 constitutional amendment election will be Friday. Clerk P. C. Messer said potential voters, including 18 years of age and older, may register to vote in the County tax office. may register after Friday, but may not vote in the which sees at least one controversial amendment for approval. balloting begins for the election on Oct. 17 in the office. The final day for those who have moved precinct to another to transfer their voter registration is four days prior to the election. controversial amendment would raise legislators' salaries ,ear and call for annual sessions of the legislature. amendments will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. first on the ballot will concern the hike in legislators' and annual sessions and appropriations bills. The protection of real property of a single lnd provides that a homestead may not be abandoned with consent of both spouses. third on the ballot extends the $3000 ad valorem tax to homesteads of unmarried adults. The fourth airements for laws relating to creation of certain and reclamation districts. The fifth on the ballot counties and cities on the Gulf 6iI1"6i15'o issue for construction of sea walls. e sixth on the ballot is also a controversial amendment, one has been criticized by county judges throughout the state. amendment would give district courts concurrent over probate matters. seventh amendment provides for an additional $100 in bonds or obligations for the veterans' land fund. The authorizes cities and towns to levy ad valorem taxes to pay ,al and interest on their general obligations. The ninth ballot authorizes the legislature to exempt from taxes property used by non-profit water supply corporations or atives. Homecoming activities set Friday at Clarendon High The 1973-74 Clarendon High School Football Queen will be crowned Friday afternoon at the pep rally for the Clarendon-Wellington football game. The pep rally is 3:20 Friday afternoon at the high school gym. Both students and the public are invited. The Queen and her attendants are chosen by the football team in a secret vote taken sometime during the week. The Queen will be crowned by football captains Rodney Hicks and Jimmy Floyd, with the help of one other senior boy. The Queen will reign over all homecoming activities, and she and her attendants will sit on the sidelines during the game. The senior class, sponsored by Mrs. Bill Todd and high school principal Mark Gunnels, will host a Homecoming dance immediately after the game in the Broncho cafeteria. The dance will last until 12!30 and all high school students and dates, parents, teachers and other adults are welcome. The band playing is an Amarillo-based group calling themselves 'Sunshine.' The Senior class will furnish Cokes, sandwiches, cookies, potato chips and dip as refreshments. It can run up into a good deal of money to sponsor a dance like this, with the band alone setting the seniors back $225, and the senior class has been selling mums to finance the homecoming activities. Small mums cost $3.00 and the large ones are $4:50. The deadline for buying these flowers was yesterday afternoon, but "exceptions will be made." The flowers will be delivered Friday. Tomorrow night's game will be Clarendon's first game in defense of its District 2A title. The contest should be a tough one, since Wellington's latest victory was over the Childress team that ruined the Broncho opener. Kickoff time is at 7:30 p.m. at the high school stadium. Pregame activities start earlier, so be sure to show up in plenty of time. Clarendon, Donle/ County, Texas Thursday, October 4, 1973 trail I I I 14 Pages Volume II, No. 27 I i I 1 Clarendon retail trade up 15o00 Retail trade Jumped by a whopping 15 per cent last quarter over the same quarter last year, Indicating that times are Itrosperous in Donley County. The city of Clarendon received its one per cent portion of the sales tax last week, a check for $8,078.41. A five per cent sales tax is charged on all taxable products sold in Clarendon, with four per cent going to the state and the remaining one per cent going to the city. The $8,078.41 figure was up $1,161.40 over the same quarter the year before, which figures 15 per cent Increase. City officials Bronchos to o against usually look for an increase of about $500 or five per nt to seven per cent, but the 15 per cent increase was very unusual. The figures, broken down, show that $800,078.41 of taxable merchandise was sold In Clarendon during the throe-month period, compared to $691,091 in sales over the ume period a year ago, an increase of nearly $110,000 or about $55,000 a month. This figure includes most Items sold In downtown Clarendon, excluding most grocery Items and excluding automobiles. pen district Wellington Friday The Clarendon Bronchos will open district play Friday night when they host the Wellington Skyrockets in a homecoming game here at 7:30 p.m., but it doesn't look like a pushover by any means. District coaches woke up last Saturday morning to find the district race was at least a three-way race when Wellington overpowered Childress in a 14-8 victory Friday night. Childress was heavily picked over Wellington, having beaten both Clarendon and Memphis 13-0 in games earlier this season. Childress beat Clarendon in the season's opener and beat Memphis the following week. Clarendon and Memphis were considered the two teams to fight it out for the district crown, but Wellington's win over Childress made the picture a little broader. Clarendon ceaches, who spotted the game between the Skyrockets and Childress, report that Wellington's team isn't much different than the team that the Bronchos demolished a year ago. "But the attitude and agressiveness has totally changed," Coach Clyde Noonkester said. He reported that the team has the winning attitude. They are trained to believe they can beat anybody. And they showed this in their astounding defeat of Childress last week. "The new coach over there has the whole town hopping," Noonkester said. "They've got tremendous spirit on the teadl and throughout the town." The Skyrockets have a good running game, a good passing game and a solid defense, Noonkester reported, and again, they're aggressive. And they're alert. "They'll play us a good bailgame," Noonkester reported. He said that he hopes to have his team keyed up to meet the enthusiasm of the Wellington players. The Bronchos go into the game after having a week of rest during an open date. The Broncs lost their season opener to Childress after a game full of boo-boos, but came back to demolish White Deer 42-0 and grind out at 21-7 victory over tough Quanah. The Broncs have shown good poise in offense and defense. The Bronchos will suffer fom the loss of Kenneth Reese, who is out with injuries. "Reese is doubtful, and it's hard to lose a guy like him. He's important on kickoffs, offense and defense." Running back Jerry Holland, who has missed the last two games with an ankle injury, is likely to start. The Bronchos, after their last two victories, seem to have jelled into a good, strong contending team, And they'll be picked to beat the Skyrockets. But the homecoming festivities aren't likely to be spoiled by a boring game. It should be a competitive contest that keeps everybody to the last gun. KENNETH PRICE, left, receive, the oath of ofltce u County Attorney for Donley County from county clerk P. C. Messer Monday. Price was appointed to the post following the resignation of Clyde Slavin. He officially took over the Job Monday morning. [Press Photo] Uniform drive in full swing The drive to raise money for new uniforms for the Clarendon High School Band is continuing this week. Members of the four-member committee which is raising $9,000 to buy the new uniforms Children make bricks at theatre In preparation for the Bicentennial celebration, Mrs. Norma . Selvidge took a group of children to the Athens amphitheatre to do something few people do nowadays--make bricks. Mrs. Seividge explained that brick-making is something visual for the kids. As she explained it, every child in Donley County can make a brick and design it in his own way. The bricks will be used in the construction of the amphitheater or bicentennial building. Some of the designs the children usedwere paintings, name, handprints and, in the case of nine-month-old Neal Price, a footprint. The key thing about the brickmaking is that every child make and design his own brick and this brick will be used in building the bicentennial monuments. The reasons for Saturday's excursion werd inquiries from both Austin and Washington, D. C. Both capitols were curious about .the brick-making project, which is unique to Donley County. The children participating were Whitney Cosper, Rene Cosper, Mark White, Kim White, Bonnie Bourns, Cara'Cornell, Lourie Alexander, Stuart Fisher, Chad Selvidge, Shay Selvidge, Neal Price, Kristen Walker, Doug Walker, Sherilyn Walker and Jill Wallace. reported this week that they are a little behind in seeing prospective donors, but pro- mised to try to see these people in the next week or two. Members of the committee are Fred Chamberlain, presi- dent of Chamberlain Motor Company; Carroll Knorpp, president of Donley County State Bank; Emmett O. Simmons, president of the Farmers State Bank and Trust Company: and Melvin Boothe, president of the Security State Bank in Hedley. Some 30 selected businesses and individuals and organi- zations will be asked to contribute $300 each to raise the money. The committee has selected the most successful, leading businesses and indi- viduals to be included in the community project. Each con- cern selected will be asked in the coming month to contribute $300. Some of these concerns have been contacted and have already given their contri- butions. The rest will be contacted soon. If you're one of the selected 30, you'll be contacted soon. Grand Jury indicts four Four indictments were re- turned Monday in District Court by the Donley County grand jury, newly appointed this week. The new grand jury includes M. L. VanArsdel, foremau: Jiggs Mann. Mrs. Betty Morgan. Mrs. Willard Skelton, John G. Freeman, Own Johnson. Jerry Gage, Mrs. Richard Tunnell. T. M. CaleweU. Bobby Cole. Houston D. Bell and Preston Grovcr. Criminal cases were set for October 29. CHILDREN MAKE bricks with their own Imagination. THESE CHILDREN participated in the brick making ceremonies Saturday. PHONE 874-3641 WITH YOUR NEWS. '