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October 18, 1973     The Clarendon Enterprise
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l $ 'c o OF the Clarendon Junior High Band, along their director Garry Bowen, accept the first place trophy the parade at the Hedley Cotton Festival ,Saturday. by Richard Allen] WHO DID odd jobs on the weekend remarked to a "but I never work on Sunday, except for the Lord." the pay?" his friend asked. said the weekend worker, "the pay isn't so hot, but beat the retirement plan." )W how many of you know anything about world but I've been saving a chapter of it to put on you ever arrived in town nearly two years ago. I had never been to Clarendon until I started a newspaper to own. A friend of mine told me about a he knew of that would make good newspaper towns, mentioned Clarendon. 1 asked him. "Do you mean Clarendon, 0, stupid, I meanClarendon, Texas, up in the Panhandle," believe I'll look into that place," I told him, "because :ance in my family history." was just like home to me. my great-great-great grandfather was the Earl of That's Clarendon, England. Ever since I was to a grasshopper, my grandmother told me that I was the royalty of England. " she would say, "you're a part of royal family. Your great-great grandfather was the Earl of Clarendon, and of the most powerful and influencial men in England. e have that royalty in our blood today." how my gleam when she told of her proud ms. Her father had come to America only a few she was born. He had fled to America for the life that he had heard so much about. He wanted to be a of the free enterprize that he had been told existed in the VOrld. the never lost his pride in the royal family he came from. my grandmother taught me that I should be proud of royalty in my blood, and that the memory of having a relative back down the line was worth something. i was proud. When I started to school, one of the first 1 told my teacher and my classmates was that my randfather was the Earl of Clarendon. Every I started to school l told the kids that my grandfather Earl of Clarendon. ! warn well until I entered junior high school, and told my teacher and my English class that my great-great-great the Earl of Clarendon, and that I had royal always got to be a smart guy in the crowd, and tt was no exception. One of my classmates brought an to class the next day, in which there was an about the Earl of Clarendon, William Hyde. I told turned out to be true. There was an Earl of and his name on my grandmother's side. the part about him was a little more complete. Seems that of Clarendon, who was indeed my grat-great-great had been deported from England, ad sent to exile island off the coast. think we better throw him out of class, since that's did to his great-great-great grandfatheri" some smart my feelings were hurl I had been told that my grandfather was a noble man of royalty in England, and now that crazy encyclopedia saysthat a crook who was deported from England. was one to give up easy, though, so I searched the over to find more information about William Hyde. It lot of searching, but I finally found the truth. deported from England, but he did it as a voluntary duty for his country. There was some early-day spy needed to be done on this island away from England, Hyde agreed to publicly be deported, so that he a good excuse to do this spy work. He did a job for his country, and died a hero, though some books didn't tell the whole story. ) proudly showed this information to my English class my pride was restored. And I knew that my grandfather was a gallant Earl of Clarendon. hen I decided to move to Clarendon, I realized the that while I couldn't take over the family duty and be the maybe I could restore family confidence and "Dean" of Clarendon. And so I am. sure there are some who would like to re-create and have me deported from Clarendon just as my grandfather was. guarantee you, I ain't leavingl I t for world history. The Clarendon Press, October 18, Page 9 IGHLIGHTS OF '73 HED EY COTTON FESTIVAL The queen and her court. Lions Club Float. t 287 Cafe Float. /(!  i/iiiill i  i l !!!ii!i! i iiiiii!i/iii!il l iil i ii Donley County Feed Lot float. Security State Bank float. Highlights provided, by these firms The Singing Sweethearts. which are proud of Hedley and its successful festival. THE DONLEY COUNTY FEED LOTS,INC. Professional Care of Your Cattle ERNEST KENT TEXACO WHOLESALE Your Friendly Texaco Wholesale Dealer THE FARMERS STATE BANK & TRUST CO. e Member FDIC THE CLARENDON PRESS Donley County's Largest Newspaper !