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Ill I I Ill l I [ Clarendon, Donle]f County, Texas, T, hu,rsday, October 25, 1973 12 ,Pages , ,, ,,,Volume I1,, ,,No,, 33 '" Donley County named BiCentennial County . Y / I ltistory Commission, and Pam Gsttis read the letter which them that Doniey County has been named Texas' first it was a dream-come-true to members of as well as dtizens throughout the county who project. This gives Doniey County the lead in BI.Centennial activities for the nation's birthday. Photo by Richard Allen] ncs meet ...... aude Friday Clarendon Brenehos, fresh off a heart-shaking 1-point Over arch-rival Memphis, crank up their football machine night when they meet the Claude Mustangs. observers took it for granted that the winner of the game would win district, with little down the road before the bi-district match. if the Claude Mustangs have anything to do with it. Bronchos will be favored to win when the Mustangs roll for the game, which is at 7:30 p.m. here Friday pushover by any means. The Claude crew into the game a 3-3 record, having lost to state powers temphis and Groom. They've had no trouble beating foes. i Mustangs are led by heralded quarterback Greg Forbes, a more than average job of passing to Mike Campbell. likes to hit Bill Merrell with the pass. Alongside Forbes roup of good ground gainers. will play at full-strength, with the exception of Reese, who hurt his ankle in last Friday night's game. see action, but probably will sit the game out to let his a lot of teams left that are capable of beating us," Clyde Noonkester. "If we play our best like against Memphis, we should win the rest of our games . But we could lose if we let down on any one game." said he was well pleased with the team's play Memphis. LaTonn to arrive in Thursday bale LaToun, who plans to open his practice st Medical called Tuesday to report that he wm be In Clarendon afternoon. had planned to move here Tuesday, but was Retting his trailer packed. He eunled hospital offidals to that he wound be here Thursday. s purchased the home of the late W. B. Ayers in Clarendon, Just behind the Patching Club House. here from Warread, Minnesota, where he has a year. He is 38 years old, Is married and has age 4. deposits near $20 Mmlon in Donley County banks reached a total of a benk  was Issued on Wednesday of last \\; )oniey County State Bank reported deposits of the close of business Wednesday. This was an of 5105,506 over the July call. Farmers State Bank reported a total deposit of at the close of business on Wednesday, an of 5155,354 over the July bank call. State Bank of Hedley reported total deposits at a decrease of5229,461 from the total deposits of July. showed a big Jump over the same call one year ago. for the county are up nearly 52 million over last becominf00 first in Texas to receive title When the United States of America cele- brates her 200th birthday in 1976, Donley County citizens will have a front row seat in the celebration. The American Revolution Bi-Centennial Commission of Texas unanimously approved Donley County's application as an officially designated county to celebrate the nation's birth, the first county in the State of Texas to be so designated. Donley County is awaiting word from Washington on national recognition of the county as a national bi-centennial county. The state commission has submitted the county's program for national recognition. Letters of congratulation have been received from Gov. Dolph Briscoe, U.S. Sens. Lloyd Bentsen and John Tower, U.S. Rep. Bob Price, and State Sen. Max Sherman. All have praised the county's program for the bi-centennial celebration. The planning and organizing of the Bicentennial celebration is being done by The Donley County Living History Commission. This Commission is a non-profit corporation, whose work belongs to the people of Donley County. Every man, woman, and child in Donley County can participate. Various committees will be meeting in the next few months. As these meetings are published, residents may find the area in vich they wnt towork and join in the excitin planning for Donley County's Bicentennial Celebration. Donley County's celebration will begin in April, 1974, and continue developing through the summer of 1976. Mayor M. L. VanArsdel of Howardwick, Mayor D. E. Boliver of Hedley, Mayor Flip Breedlove of Clarendon, and County Judge Billie Christal have worked with the Living History Commission to get official Texas endorsement. Our county will join other lead cities and areas across the nation in setting up the celebration of the 200th birthday of our country. Besides the team work of local officials which enable Donley County to receive official designation, Curly Monroe and Jupe Johnson have given valuable assistance in traffic pl&nning. County Commissioners Gene White and Jess Finley are providing invaluable services to the celebration. Commissioners Junior Hill and John Swinney also have helped to support Bicentennial Plans. And where else could community effort have been more apparent than in the "VVomanless Wedding," where local men working together provided an entertainment for a community that was willing to participate as an audience. Many other people in the community have Auto theft suspects wreck county jail cells Three Colorado youths were arrested Friday afternoon in a stolen car from Trinidad, Colorado. The arrest was made by Chief of Police Gary Gerdes and Sheriff Frank Lindsey. Gerdes had noticed the trio entering stores around town, and officers waited for the three youths to return to the car and then stopped them. The officers checked with the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and found that the car had been reported stolen. This arrest made the second "hit" in two days for Gerdes from NCIC reports of stolen vehicles. Justice of the Peace Carroll Lewis set bond of $2,500.00 on Donald Thibodeau, 18, William Myers, 17, and Jackie White, 17, all of Pueblo, Colorado. The three were transferred to the Potter County Jail in Amarillo and put in a maximum security cell. The reasons for this were twofold: one, the Donley County Jail's three cells were full and two, the three Colorado youths completely wrecked the runaround in which they were confined. The three broke all the windows, flooded the runaround and generally made a mess of things, according to Gerdes. Gerdes said this emphasized Donley County's need for a better jail. The present jail's limited capacity forced the police to keep the three prisoners in the runaround, which gave them access to all windows. agreed to work on committees, provide research and work toward an exciting Celebration. The Boy Scouts under the leadership of Tommy Saye are planning participation in the Celebration. The Clarendon Chamber of Commerce, the Lions Club of Howardwick, Hedley, Clarendon, and the Kiwanis Club have all voiced their support. Community effort and teamwork make a winning combination for a wonderful Donley County Bicentennial. 1 i THE CLARENDON LIONS CLUB observed its Slat annivemm Tuesday night with a banquet, which was attended by over 125 persons. Meeting for a chat following the banquet were Lion District Governor Bm McMinn, Mrs. Allen Esthwk, Boss Liens Allen Estlack, and Curly Hays, speaker for the event. [Press Photo] Lions mark 51st anniversary dOSS LION ALLEN ESTLACK, left, presents a special award to Tommle Saye for Saye's tireless years of working with the dty's Bey Scouts. The award wm be made annually to an Individual deserving special recognition of community service. [Press Photo] Over 125 Lions, wives and guests attended the 51st annual Ladies Night Lions Club Banquet Tuesday night in the Clarendon Lions Club Hall. The crowd listened to speaker James L. (Curly) Hays, a Southwest Conference football official and special agent for West Texas Utilities, tell funny stories and urge residents of Donley County to work together for progress. "If you all join hands to work for your goalS," Hays said, "you'll find that the community can accomplish the many projects needed for the community." Lion Beryl Clinton was master of ceremonies. Lion R. E. Drennan directed the group in several songs and the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Don Stone gave the invocation, and dinner was served. A menu of fruit salad, turkey and dressing, sweet potatoes. green beans, pea salad, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, hot rolls and cherry cobbler was served. Guests were introduced by Clinton. including District Governor Bill McMinn, Howardwick President Vernon Berry, Zone Chairman Glenn Doty, and Kiwanis President Basil Smith. A special guest was Mrs. H. T. Burton, wife of the late H. T. Burton, who was a charter member of the Clarendon Lions Club. It was pointed out that Mrs. Burton attended the first Ladies Night dinner 51 years ago. Boss Lion Allen Estlack made announcements and presented special awards. He thanked the banquet committe, and gave perfect attendance pins to J. D. Little, one year; R. E. Drennan. 2 years; Homer Estlack, 27 years; and Carl AUmond, 29 years. Estlack reported that the pancake supper and the light bulb sale were big successes. The highlight of Estlack's presentation was the giving of a special award to Tommie Says for his many years of outstanding service to the Boy Scouts of Clarendon. Following the speaker's talk, a plaque of barbed wire was presented to Hays. Hospital appeal thrown out Appeals Court refuses to consider lawsuit The Court of Civil Appeals in Amarillo this week threw out an appeal filed by the Donley County Hospital District involving the settlement of a suit between the district and Dr. George W. Smith. The appeal involved a settlement made last spring by the hospital district and Smith. The district, in the spring of 1972, filed a suit against Dr. Smith, and Smith had countered with a $300,000 suit against the district for failure to honor his contract. The lawsuits were settled in the spring of 1973 when an agreement was reached between the district and Smith that a sum of $48,000 be paid to Smith. After the settlement was made, a new board was elected to run the hospital district, and that board voted to appeal the settlement to the Court of Civil Appeals, in an effort to have the $48,000 settlement set aside. 3he court threw the appeal out of court because the required $48,000 bond was not put up by the board. The court ruled that the amount of the settlement in question must be put up in bond for the appeal to be considered. Hospital attorney Mike Sanders had not put up the $48,000 bond, so the court ruled that the appeal could not be made. The time limit has already passed for filing an appeal, so the district cannot re-file the appeal. The hospital board did not budget any payment to Smith when the budget was approved in June, so this week's action by the Court of Civil Appeals could cause a delimma for the bod.