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k Clarendon, Donley County, Texas Thursday, October 18, 1973 12 Pages Volume II, No. 31 III II Lion banquet speaker announced James L. [Curly] Hays, farm and ranch supervisor for West Texas Utilities Company in Abilene and long-time Southwest Conference football official, will be the keynote speaker for the Clarendon Lions Club Ladies' Night Banquet. Hays has been a member of the Southwest Conference Football Officials Association since 1938 and has worked in the Southwest Conference since 1953. He is.currently chief of referees for the association and is also president of the Abilene Chapter of the association. Born in Clarksville, Texas, Hays attended the public schools in San Angelo where he began his athletic career. While attending San Angelo High School, Hays was twice named to the All-State Football Team. Hays went on to the University of Tulsa where he was an All-American end and was named to the All-Missouri Valley Conference Team for three years. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Tulsa in 1938 and received his bachelor of science degree fi'om Dartmouth University in 1943. Hays has served as farm and ranch supervisor for WTU since he joined the Company more than 34 years ago. Over the years, he has worked with 4-H Clubs, FFA boys and girls and farmers and ranchers, not only in the Company's service area but all over the state. He is a board member of the Texas Commercial Agriculturists Council, secretary of the West Texas Hereford Association, adult advisor for the Texas Junior Hereford Association and secretary of the Food and Fibers Council of Texas. Hays, who has his own ranch in Red River County, is an honorary Lone Star Farmer, trustee of the Texas 4-H Foundation, trustee of the P. T. Montfort Foundation and a member of the Board of Directors of the West Texas Fair. Curly Hays IN EVERY WAY. Miss Geneva Naylor was crowned Hedley Cotton Festival the coronation ceremonies. It was the climax of several weeks Petltlon for the crown. She will reign for the 1973-74 season. [Press Photo by Richard Friday's game means everything to local gridders Broncs face Memphis Cyclones That heralded Friday night is about to arrive. It's the Friday night which determines the course of life for a lot of football players every year. It's that Friday night that usually determines which team in the district will represent the district in football playoff games. It's that Friday night where there's celebration for some and crying for others. Yes, it's the Friday night when it all goes on the line. ' Clarendon's Bronchos meet the Memphis Cyclones this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Broncho Stadium in Clarendon. If you want a seat, better be there at least 30 minutes early, since Clarendon's stadium won't begin to hold the crowd that always gathers to see these two teams fight it out. It's kind of a neighborhood feud that comes every year. And the winner usually wins district. It's that simple. Of course, there's always a chance that another team on down the road will spoil things for the winner of the Clarendon-Memphis brawl, but the winner of this game usually makes it with all ease, and there aren't any signs of a spoiler in the district this year. "lt's going to be a heck of a battle[" stated Clarendon head coach Clyde Noonkester Tuesday. "They've got a good ball club. They're as good as any Memphis team I've ever seen." Nooukester reported that the Memphis team has good speed, good size, and a good defense. "Their defense is about as good as any we've seen," Noonkester said. He continued, "They're the best team we've seen yet this year. They've improved every week." IIII Memphis is a running team, with a well-balanced, strong running attack. The Cyclones are big, and awesome on defense. On passing, they're quite good, Noonkester reports. Memphis opened the season against White Deer, beating the Bucks 26-0. Clarendon beat the Bucks 42-0 the next week, and could have run the score up more. The Cyclones lost the next game 13-0 to Chilclress, the same score that beat Clarendon when the Bronchos met Childress. Memphis beat Crowell, 13-3; Claude, 35-18; and McLean, 56-8 in last week's game. The Brouehos defeated Quanah, Wellington and Valley High in their other encounters. As for the Bronchos, Noonkester said, "We're in good shape. We're in good physical shape, and the boys are keyed up for this game." Of course, it didn't help the Bronchos any to meet Memphis the week after toying around with weak Valley High, but Noonkester said it didn't hurt their morale. The Bronchos will be 100% Friday night, with nobody out with injuries. And that, plus the fact that the Broncs play on their home field won't hurt anything. The Bronehos have one of their better teams this year. They beat Memphis 14-0 last year in the rain and slush, then went on to go all the way to state, only to lose to Schulenberg 14-10 in the state finals. This year, they came back to find two important elements gone from that team, one being Tommy Shields, the all-state running [Cont'd. on Page 3] I i otton Festival big'success ' considered guests of honor at the festival, started registering The audit of the hospital district showed a total loss for the suit has been filed to intervene in the judgment. If the latter e candidate6 for the Queen of Cotton and future queen tared in the Saturday afternoon parade, with the queen es each riding on her own separate.car most of which PrOvided by the Chamberlain Motor Company. Also l in the parade were the Antique Club of Amarillo, with ernber driving his own antique car, most of them in tie costumes to add to the effect, and the giant bull from Texan in Amarillo. There were several area riding clubs Parade, along with a few horse ahd wagon teams from the " Also on horseback was a Democratic candidate for States House of Representatives, Ray Raffia, on his ,hampion cutting horse "Senor George." Draped across rSe's hindquarters was a blanket bearing Ruffin's IL3 zl slogan, "Texans are Raffia Ready." Several marching i:!iio  hHh :cdhot :ol tab !/h 'ewd he sCt e; i i raaaship Trophy The highlights of the parade, however,  floats, including entries from the Lion's Club, the t2Unty Feedlot and various civic organizations in Donley ' and some floats from areas outside Donley County. One :i'3rprising bit was the appearance of a pair of unicycles g',e parade route. James Evans was the emcee for the 1. and Mrs. Jackie (Cotton John) Smith was the parade  for the Grande Parade. Organ music was provided by |"POpular and ever-present Mike McCully. I sets fall production tg, ent of Drama at Clarendon College will present .ter s "Lost Horizon" for the Department's first fall g a torizon" offers a sharp contrast between the physical 2d the mental one. The setting is in Tibet, in the  Mountains. The time is 1973. The play consists of Mng, comedy and romance mixed with philosophy, "aZd conflict. 'l or" ' ' " " " , lzon wtli be under the dtrectzon of Mrs. Norton l I)zrector of Drama, and will be cast by members of the 'asque Club of Clarendon College. ailenbdonPrcS;l::, Ntvh:meaT:datS)rSpFine Arts ," . , contracts awarded FhvU.S. Soil Conservation Service is awarding a contract to ts  new flood prevention dams on Bitter Creek in 'yt Donley County Congressman Bob Price announced %ntract to Wilson Construction Corporation of El Reno, a, calls for construction of one dam on the western I1 of Bitter Creek and the other on the eastern tributary. ,bOth dams will total some $477,000, Price said. l,,"uction is to be2in within two weeks with completion before Christmas of 1974. Friday morning in the Lion's Den, where they were served refreshments and treated to a program viztil 4 p.m. Friday was finished by the performances of various vocal groups and the McLean High School band, leading to Mrs. Norton Selvidge's talk /zbout the progress of the work on the amphitheatre and other bicentennial preparations. Friday's festivities were closed out by a dance at the American Legion Hall at 9 p.m. with music provided by Jeep and His Western Trade Winds, a group from Memphis. Saturday morning started with a Kiddie Parade that had John Farris as parade marshall. Filling in the time between the kiddie arade and the grande parade were several singing groups, tmong them the Clarendon College Stage Band, the John fhomas Family Band, Singing Sam from Pampa and the Singing ;weethearts. .... i i ii i !i ! iiili I; / GENEVA NAYLOR, center, was crowned Hedley Cotton Festival Queen Saturday night 111 the hlghlIght of the 3-day event. Particlpathzg In the crowning are ly Ruffln, candidate for U. S. Congress, and his wife Paula Rufftn. [Press Photo by Richard Allen] year of $36.360. Broken down, the audit showed a net loss for the hospital of $21,84S and a net loss for the nursing home at $14,515. The audit showed a net decrease in working capital of $40,618. Hospital administrator Dale Martin pointed out after the meeting that the loss for the hospital stemmed mostly from the 3-month period in which it was open. She said that the loss on the nursing home was caused from a period of time early in the fiscal year when the nursing home was not filled to capacity. She told The Press that the nursing home is now operating at capacity, and that it is paying its way now. Several special notes in the audit explained deficiencies in the material available for the audit. The longest explanatory note was Note No. 4, which stated: Bulldogs meet Cameron Saturday Clarendon College opens its 1973 basketball season unofficially Saturday with a 2:30 scrimmage against Cameron College of Lawtoa, Oklahoma. The scrimmage doesn't appear to be much in the way of entertainment, according to Coach Jack Hedden, and the scoreboard and clock will probably remain idle during the scrimmage. The Bulldogs have been working on offense for only the last week or so, and Cameron started its offense Monday. Hedden emphasized the fact that the scrimmage would be little more than a workout spent getting players and plays co-ordinated. He plans to throw in two or three experienced players, such as national rebound leader Joe Pride, Herman Brown or Keith Embry. These three players, along with Channing native Brent Sherrod, are four of last year's starters returning to put in another year for the green and white. Hedden will try out all thirteen members of his squad Saturday afternoon to try to find the right combination in preparation for the season opener with Panhandle State Junior Varsity.i Top rookies for the Bulldogs include 6-10 Junior Seigler of Vernon and 6-6 Perryton native Randy Merkey. Other highly-touted recruits are Archie Hughes, Richard Wiley, Steve Amerin and Joe Evans. / Recruiting competition is rough in the Panhandle area, so Clarendon had to go out of state to get quality playei's. In fact, more than a few of the Bulldog players are from such places as New York and Philadelphia. Hedden is optimistic about the college's chances for the -conference title. Although preseason polls have the Bulldogs in second place, Hedden sees Clarendon in the thick of the title race. prevails, the original liability could become real. At June 30, 1973, it was not known whether the total liability as a result of the lawsuits would be $48,000 or $300,000. "One lawsuit alleges that the district purchased equipment without seeking bids. The purpose of the suit could possibly enjoin the district from payment of a portion of its bonded indebtedness." The audit was conducted by the firm of Mathis, West, Huffine, and Company of Wichita Falls. In other action, two people who have applied for the post of administrator interviewed with the board. No action was taken. Also, Mrs. Martin read a letter from the Clarendon Independent School District, which outlined its proposal for collecting taxes for the hospital district. Under the proposal, the school district would collect all taxes for the hospital district for an annual sum of $$,500, payable by Jan. 1 of each year. No action was taken, however. i:!i THE CLARENDON LIONS CLUB hogan its annual Light Bulb Sale Tuesday evening, walldng the streets selling light bulbs to raise money for worthy projects that the club sponsors. Shown here at work are Hons Jerry Gage, John Wayne Stepp and Maurice Rlsley. [Press Photo by Richard Allen] L