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The Clarendon Press, October 21, Page 8 and other mass media such as radio and TV. Boy, what a dog. What does he expect? The vice-president of the United Sates is under criminal investigation and the news media are supposed to ignore it? Agnew also said he was the victim of new leaks, inaccurate reporting, and testimony of witnesses who received immunity from prosecution because of their testimony. What is a news leak? Evidently, anything he likes or that helps him is a press release while anything he doesn't like or goes against him is a news leak. The only difference is in connotation. Inaccurate reporting? Many times the best thing a reporter does in rewrite a politician's statement, keeping the politician from looking illiterate, The fact that some witnesses received immunity because they testified against him? This is commonly called turning state's evidence, and has been going on much longer than Agnew has. Agnew maintained that he was innocent of any wrongdoing, although he pleaded no contest to an income tax evasion charge, with full knowledge tht such a plea was tantamount to a plea of guilty. Agnew said the plea was given "to quell the raging storm." The raging storm, in all probability, was one of accusations and indictments that were headed his way. By throwing himself on the mercy of the court, maybe he figured to get some sympathy when he deserves nothing less than what the KBGH broadcaster almost got at Valley High last Friday. Agnew also attacked the character and credibility of the witnesses who testified against him...and this was after he resigned less than a week after he swore up and down that he wouldn't. Agnew himself is not of unimpeachable character. Spiro said that he resigned in order to keep from jeopardizing the national security. The only security these indictments would have jeopardized was the Spiro T. Agnew security, not national. He said also that it would be best for himself, his family and the country if he stepped down. I'll not swear anything about himself and his family bettering by his resignation, but as for the country ...... Since eomtull to don, an occurence that took place three weeks ago today, I have found out that the wild, wanton life of a bachelor is not all a bed of roses, but nor is it a patch of thorns. I have learned to make toast and biscuits. I have also learned how to stuff burnt toast and biscuits into a bag and push them deep into the trash can and go to the icebox for a baloney sandwich. Also, 1 have been confronted with the intricacies of a washing machine and the operation of a dryer. Sunday last I went to wash and after putting my money in, it took what must have been hours and hours to wash, with me standing by the roaching and lifting the lid occasionally in vain hope that it had stopped. The dryer was a whole different matter to operate. It took my coin eagerly and did not so much as burp until some kind lady walked over and turned the knob to start it - the very same knob that I had exhausted myself in trying to turn. However, be assured that one day I will triumph over the machine and dryer and I will do my clothes alone without depending on ladies who take pity on a bumbling bachelor. In his column Tliursday, Dean said something about his being descended from an Earl of Clarendon, and he is proud of his heritage - regardless of the fact that his ancestor was deported. As of late, Dean has started letting this go to his head - and he has been going just a bit too far. I don't really mind being called 'Dave,' but l do take offense at 'knave.' ! would tell you a story of my heritage, but my ancestors were usually much better at hiding their tracks--usually from posses, vigilantes, etc. Since coming to Clarendon and establishing my own domicile, I have found that life can at times be hectic. (You may be familiar with the term 'euphemism.')Luckily, one thing I have not had to do is learn how to make the American drink called coffee. Since I have made (for lack of a better word) coffee before, I was overjoyed at finding a complimentary coffee place next door at Tunnell's. (This isn't a free plug. We're charging ad rates.) My coffee-making method usually consists of forgetting the coffee until it forms into a paste with the consistency of Elmer's Glue-all, so you can imagine how happy I was to find out that I would not have to fight a percolator every morning for the rest of my life. Prefers helping to teaching Government prof follows hobbies Clarence Hamilton, government professor at Clarendon College, came to Clarendon in 1969 after twenty-five years teaching in public schools. He says that he left the Springlake-Earth public school district after fourteen years because he was "bored by the disinterested adolescents in the public schools." Two years after coming to Clarendon College, in 1971, he was named one of the Outstanding Educators of America, being the college's one allowed nominee for the honor. Hamilton says his teaching interests lie in teaching a student not what to think, but how to think. He prefers to help them learn to cope with governmental and sociological problems, and to help them adjust to a strange society. "I was in administration for seven years, but I never got the personal satisfaction from building buildings as I do from helping students," he explained. "I don't regret those seven years, but 1 wouldn't do them overI" Now he is the head of the Social Sciences department at the college, but specializes in teaching government. In fact, he says his two hobbies are government (he's a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat) and fishing, and he evidently knows which side is up about both of them, judging by the accolades he has won as a teacher and by the state record Northern Pike he pulled out of Greenbelt Lake. The Northern Pike is now on display in the lobby of the Farmer's State Bank. In 1960 he pursued his governmental interests by running for state legislature, at the urging of many of his comrades. He lost the election to an eight-year incumbent by a six and one-half per cent margin in what he termed a clean race, both sides having Broncho JV bows to Memphis 'B' team Memphis's Junior Varsity hosted the Broncho JV Thursday night and handed the visitors a 28-0 loss. Coach Doug Keeney described the game as "Just one of those things. We couldn't get anything going on offense." Fumbles hurt the team, and the Junior Bronchos had two scoring opportunities that didn't quite come off. The best break for the Clarendon team came when Steve King picked off a Memphis fumble in midair and sped to the Memphis eight before being dragged down. Two plays later, the Clarendon crew fumbled the ball away at the five. Memphis got its big break right away when Clarendon kept the opening kickoff one play before losing the ball inside the Clarendon 20. Memphis converted the miscue into a touchdown to lead 7-0 before the game was more than a few minutes old. Clarendon fought back in the second half, although down 14-0 at intermission, but couldn't come back. Barry Schafer suffered an ankle injury midway through the third quarter, but Keeney said it looked to be a bad sprain. Elementary News Did Don Shula ever drink his coffee, Rick H. and Richard S.? Announcing Teacher Heath and her mob of Jug-Heads! The Chinese Football has become a famous object around C.G.S. Are you smiling in the gym, Eddie B., David M. and Barry H.? How 'tis ya Spencer H.? We have a few knuckle heads just waiting to see themselves published. The following had better look because I went to a lot of trouble: Tony K., Keith R., Larry C. and Mark M. "Stuart F., put down that Chinese footballI" said Teacher Mooring. locals agreed to fight things out above the table. "If 1 couldn't win on my merits, l didn't want to win on his demerits," he said. Hamilton first became interested in government while at West Texas State University, where he received his bachelor's degree in political science in 1938 and got his master's in 1947. Stewart Condren..p'rofeso at WTSU and'fOrtner dean at Clarendon College, im'nced Hamilton int taking an interest in government. It was a decision Hamilton said he has never regretted. "He was my fishing buddy, and he took a personal interest in me. That's how I got into politics and l've never regretted a day of it," he emphasized. Born Clarence Leroy Hamilton in 1915, he married Carolyn Elisabeth Whitworth of Athens, Georgia. He described his courtship as a long one in two ways - it lasted seven years and the two were usually a thousand miles apart. "We wanted to make sure we weren't making a mistake," he explained, adding that after seven year's courtship they were both pretty sure. He has two children, the oldest being C. L. Hamilton, Jr. and the youngest now Mrs. Bo Bryant, of Dimmitt, Texas. He has three grandchildren, all his daughter's children, named Belinda, Blake and Brett. Mr, and Mrs. Everett Monroe of Lubbock were home for the weekend to see the Clarendon-Memphis game and to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Skelton and Mr. and Mrs. Curly Monroe and Roy. Mr. and Mrs. Steve Land visited their parents over the weekend. After getting his degree in 1938, his first teaching post was in the Portales, New Mexico public school system, and he spent his twenty-five teaching years in the panhandle-eastern New Mexico area. 1 CLARENCE HAMILTON... CC h, stmetor lihes to help Our last new 1973..... '73 Chevrolet Laguna Sport Cpe Priced to move it out!!! Check our good stock of new 1974 Chevrolets. New cars arrwing daily. ALDERS ON CHEVROLET Clarendon, Texas Ethel Williams di services held in Clarendon's Colts travelled to Memphis Thursday night to tangle with Memphis' eighth graders in a 6 p.m. battle. The Colts started out as if they planned to run Memphis off the field, scoring twice on long runs before the first quarter was over. John Hall started the scoring with a 40 yard burst, and then Howard Weatherton did him one better by going over from 60 yards out. Mrs. Ethel wimams, 87, died at 6:45 a.m. Friday Clarendon Rest Home, where she had been for seventeen months. Services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, at the Funeral Chapel at Dalhart, with Rev. Burr Morris, Presbyterian Church, Dalhart, officiating. Interment was Dalhart Cemetery. The two-point conversion tries failed each time. The Colts' lead stood at 12-0 until the second quarter, when Memphis got a first down at the 11 and pushed it in in five plays despite a tough Clarendon defensive effort. The touchdown came on a run from the two-foot line. Later on in the quarter Memphis tallied on a 20 yard pass, and the score stood deadlocked at 12-12 at the half. Memphis broke the tie in the third stanza when they put a 30 yard run on the board to take a 18-12 lead. Howard Weatherton matched this with a 30 yard run for Clarendon to knot the score at 18-all. Coach Brnmley said he was pleased with his team's performance overall, and that the Colts played well both offensively and defensively. The Colts lost a victory, however, when a touchdown pass was called back by a penalty. She was born Lorena Ethel Denman, April 28, 1886, Bell County, Texas. She married J. H. Williams in Guyman,Oklahoma She and her husband moved to 1909. Mrs. Williams was a long time employee of the at Dalhart and was office manager for the Dalhart Bottling Co. for several years. Mr. Williams died 1967. Mrs. Williams came to Clarendon May 14, 1972. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Nell Barnhill and Mrs. Lois Donnell of Midland; one son, Thomas Williams of Fort Myers, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Harville of Nevada, Missouri, and Mrs. Marguerite Wichita Falls; three brothers, Oscar Denman of South Tom Denman of Texline and Randolph Denman of California; six grandchildren and thirteen great- Bearers were Glen Johnson, Nathan Peery, Eddie Russell Childers, Cayior Caddell and Ed Bishop. Murphy Funeral Home was in charge of local arran Social Security Q. I understand that under the new Federal Supplemental Security Income program, individuals 65 or over who qualify can receive up to $130 a month, but couples can get up $195 a month. This amounts to $97.50 each for a husband and wife. Does this also apply to a couple that is separated? A. Under the Federal Supplemental Security Income program, a husband and wife who have been living apart more than 6 months would be considered as individuals rather than as a couple. The Federal program guarantees a monthly income from all sources of at least $130 for individuals in financial need who are 65 or over, blind, or disabled. Q. Will the supplementary security income be added on to my social security check? A. The money you will receive from the Supplementary Securi- ty Income will not be added to your social security check. You will receive two separate checks, one for social security and one for supplementary security income. Q. I receive a very small imdon every month and I'm 72 ym old. My wife is 67 yem old but she has never worked and receives no Income. Could we he eligible for payments under the new Federal program next year? A. Depending on how much your monthly pension is, you and your wife may be eligible for monthly payments unde the new program. Contact your nearest social security office for further information. REENE'S has more Idarned dry goods for sal than you can shake a stick atl! Come see us today and get ready for winter.