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October 4, 1973

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The Clarendon Press, October 4, Page 4 Is gasoline shortage real? J In recent months, and especially in the last few weeks, the motoring public bas been paying attention to the possibility bf a severe gas shortage. The gas strikes in the last month, the promise of more and bigger gasoline strikes and the fact that some sta::ons just do not have gas have made the motorist extremely cautious. The tourist business has fallen off considerably, as most merchants situated on the highway will quickly say. According to Clarendon Texaco Wholesaler Ernest Kent, the local gasoline situation has changed only slightly since last year. He said that there was some shortage locally, but that was due to the fact that he is getting gas from Fort Worth instead of Amarillo, due to the Amarillo refinery's closing for overhaul. Kent cited transportation problems as the only reason he ran After 11/2 years A cfion Center by DAVID EVERMAN short, but he added that while he had limited some customers, he had never been forced to turn anybody away. Kent said that he is getting 95% of his 1972 gasoline quota, and most area stations are getting the same. He commented that it was not really a shortage of gasoline that has forced many Stations to close, but the small or nonexistent profit under the existing federal price controls. Since the Phase 1V controls limit the retailer's price, but not wholesale prices, the individual stations were being forced to cover the rise and simply could not afford to stay in business. Monday, however, retailers were given the go-ahead to increase prices from one to two and a half cents per gallon. Most retailers feel that as soon as the price controls are lifted, the individual retailers will be able to reopen, and the public will no longer feel the pinch. gaining acceptance Unbeknownst to many residents of Clarendon, the Community Action Center is still on Kearney Street, nestled between an unoccupied building and a beauty shop a few feet north of 4th Street. The Center, though ignored by many, is steadily if slowly gaining acceptance. AL present, the Center has only three Adulti Education Courses, plus the General Equivalence Diploma (GED) tests, but more classes are in the offing. The courses now being given are Upholstering and Furniture Repair, which meets Monday nights; Clarendon College BSU students go to meeting Approximately 5,000 college students from 85 Texas campuses will meet in Dallas, Oct. 5-7, for the 54th annual Baptist Student Union Convention, the largest-known Baptist College student gathering in the world. Activities for the weekend meeting, slated for Moody Coliseum on the Southern Methodist University campus, include dynamic gpeakers, music groups, a 300-voice convention choir, and student sharing. Approximately 20 students from Clarendon College will be attending. The group of you,g college Christians will be leaving at noon Friday for a spiritual experience that may never be equaled. Speakers include author Charlie Sheed, who has written Letters to Kuren, Letters to Philip and Premises to Peter; Baptist humorist Grady Nutt, who has appeared on the Mike Douglas Show; and Thomas Starkes, secretary of the department of interfaith witness for the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board. Others include Buckner Fanning, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, San Antonio; Charles L. Holland, pastor of Gaston Avenue Baptist Church, Dallas; and saxophonist Vernard Johnson from Fort Worth. " Recording stars Andrae Crouch and the Disciples, who have lpoeared with Johnny Carson' will give a concert On Saturday  e%n , .... .... . A 300-voice choir from Stephen F. Austin University will sing in one session. Student sharing, says Dr. W. F. Howard, director of the Texas Baptist Student Division, includes personal experiences of some 97 students who spent the summer in BSU-sponsored mission projects in Texas, 12 other states and 10 foreign countries. Also, there will be time for small group sharing and prayer meetings. Fire prevention set October 7-13 has been deslgnatod National Fire Prevention Week for 1973. Take time to PREVENT a ponlble FIRE. Think about your Home Fire Prevention. This is a family responsibility... A lot of words have been said ud printed about fire prevention. Each of us has a responsibility to ourselves and to our family to make our home safe fzom auwanted fires. So take action and make this year's fire prevention week last for 12 months. Do what ever it takes! You wm be glad you dldt MilD above average The area mild harvest has begun and, judging by the seven or eight cuttings already in at the Bolin Elevator, this year's crop will be above average. . The price has dropped from $4.25 to $4.00 per hundred, but the quality is good, according to Blackie Johnson, and the mild is producing fifty-seven to fifty-nine pounds per acre. The yield per acre is als above average so far, with a bit over 1,000,000 pounds in. The harvest should start going full scale within the next two weeks. Social Security The demand for primary miner- Q. i've heard tlmt disabled people can now get Medicare at any age. Is this possible.'/ A. Disabled workers at any age, disabled widows between 50 and 6S, and children who became disabled before age 22. can be covered by Medicare ff the person is entitled to disability benefits under Social Security or Railroad Retirement, This Medicare coverage for the disabled person began either July 1973, or after a disabled person has been entitled to disability payments 24 con- slecutive months, whichever is later. Q. I've raised my two grandchildren since their pa- rents were killed in a ear accident when the children were small. I've heard that when ! retire next year, they can receive melai =eeuJtty on my r'cord, is this correct? A. A grandchild can become entitled on his grandparent's record if the child's parents are disabled or dead, and the child is living with and being supported by the grandparent when the grandparent retires, becomes disabled or dies. O. is it true that Medlem coverage will now be extended to social security disability beneflclurles? A. Yes. Individuals who have been receiving social security disability payments for 24 consecutive months will be entitled to hospital insurance benefits beginning J3, 1973. They may also enroll in the doctor part (supplementary medical insurance) of Medicare for months beginning July, 1973. Typing, meeting Tuesday nights and Carpentry, which meets Wednesday nights. All three courses meet at 7:00 and last three hours. The instructors are all trained and qualified professionals. According to Mrs. Osburn, the co-ordinator of the center, the planned courses will become reality when verification returns from the Texas State Technical Institute (ISTI) in Waco. The new courses will be Welding, Roof Repair, Auto Mechanics and Auto Repair and a course in Office Procedures that includes typing, bookkeeping and speed writing. Both the Community Action Center and the TSTI are funded through the Texas Education Association, or TEA. Mrs. Osburn said enrollment was still open in any course and anyone interested may enroll at any time. Also, a student enrolled in one of these courses can drop out at any stage in the course and receive a certificate giving him credit for the number of hours completed. The entrance fee is regularly $2.50 but can be scaled down for those unable to pay that sum and scaled upwards for those who can easily afford to pay more. From its beginning in Clarendon, the center has met with ill feeling from the majority of residents. Most residents feel that the center is geared solely for minority groups or consider it a kin to the Welfare Program in that the center is basically good but its programs are frequently misused or abused. Mrs. Osburn denies the allegation that the center was set up to benefit minority groups only, maintaining that the center is there to aid the disadvantaged, regardless of race or national origin. "These courses are for.anyone who feels he is disadvantaged," she explained. "Nowadays, people who have' an incomplete education can be considered disadvantaged. People who have no specific skill or training or are underpaid in their present jobs can also be called 'disadvantaged.' " In closing, Mrs. Osburn emphasized her belief that the center is steadily gaining acceptance in the community, regardless of its inauspicious start. alE is expected to increase four- fold by the year 2000. The United States then will need 7.5 billion tons of aluminum ore, 1 billion tons of phosphate ore, and 100 million tons of copper metal. Glacier Count.' The North Cascade Mountains in Washington State contain 756 glaciers covering 103 square miles. CON S tlMIEI00' COeNE000000o I Where the money goes Food prices in the last year have risen 3.7 percent. This high- er than any of us like, but it is not a crisis. In fact, the 3.7 percent rise is less than the average rate of increase during 1967-71, when food prices were not considered to be a serious problem. It is true, of course, that some food prices have risen more than the average. Meat prices rose 11.6 percent. Meat accounts for only about a fourth of your food budget. If meat prices went up more than "the average, the prices of some other foods had to go up less than the average - or decline So here's what happened in the past year (July 1971 through June 1972): Prices actually went down for cereals, bakery products, poultry, eggs, and non-alcoholic beverages; Prices of dairy products rose less than 1 percent: Prices of fruits and vegetables rose less than 2 percent. / Figures from the Bureau of La- bor Statistics show that the aver- age American's take-home pay is up 7.2 percent in the past year. The average consumer could have bought 18 percent more food than a year ago. But. they chose to buy more other things: cars, appli- ances, vacations, clothes, housing, 'etc. Buying more non-food prod- ucts and services has been attrac- tive because nonfood prices have risen only 2.9 percent in the past year - so much less than food prices that other things looked "cheap" while food seemed "high" by comparison. U. S. POSTAL SERVICE STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION (Act o[AUffut 12, 1970: Secffon 3683. Title 39. United States Code) The Clarendon Press ONPAGE21 Oct. I, Se.mi;eekly county, ate, ZIP CO) Ot pn rs) 21A South Clarendon Texas 79226 South Clarendon Texas 79226 W. Dean Singleton P.O. ox 11].O Clarendon, Texas 79226 U. Dean Sin P.O. Box lllO Clarendon, Texas 7922 W. Dean Singleton P.O. Box 11-I-0 Clarendon: Texas 79226 7. OWNER (I[ owned by a corporation, ItS name and address raut be stated and alto lmmedfately thereunder the stockholders otng Or holding I percent or more of total amount of stock. 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SPOILED AFTER PRiNTIIqG ] G, TOTA L (Mm Of E & F-aould eqll net pee nn ld4own IR A) 2, OC ACTUAL NUMBER O SINGLE ISSUE TO FILING I 561 1,276 1,837 o 21 1,858 ,000 b (lgnature of eaftor, I i certify that the statements made by me above are correct and complete. ,r_../ PSFom 3526 Jul 1971 Be it ever so humble, there is no place / like.,...., m Introducing Mr. Mrs. Jimmy Kuhn and Bll I= The Jimmy Kuhns came to Clarendon in July, 1968. Jimmy is employed by Greenbelt Water Authority. Jimmy s hobbies are reading the paper and watching TV. Pat's hobbies are keeping house and working in the yard. They have three children, Patricia Harris of Houston, Jay Kuhn of St. Louis, Me., and Robert Kuhn of Corpus Christi. Their grandchildren are Tony and Renee Kuhn, who reside with them, and Jim D. and Christie Lee Harris. The Kuhns planned their new home and it was built by Lawrence Glenn. They moved into it Monday. Building new homes adds much to a growing community. The EMMETT O. SIMMONS AGENCY is proud to see the Jimmy Kuhns move into their new home. We are HOME folks who want to insure YOUR he EMMET O. SIMMONS Fire - Casualty - Auto Life TELEPHONE 874-3506 CLARENDON, TEXAS