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/ ? DR. E. DALE LaTONN, daughter Chfls and Mrs. LaTona arrived in Clarendon Thursday night. Dr. LaTonn plans to open his dinlc at M Center on Nov. 12. [Press Photo] Dr. LaTonn arrives Dr. E. Dale LaTona and his family arrived in Clarendon Thursday night after a 3-day journey from Warroad, Minnesota. They moved into the Bob Myers house behind the Patching Club House, and are getting settled this weekend. Dr. LaTonn moved to Clarendon to begin practice at Medical Center Clinic. He has been practicing medicine in Warroad, Minn., for the past year and a half. Dr. LaTonn's wife and 4-year-old daughter, Chris, and their two dogs and their cat pulled into town late Thursday. Several residents and college students helped get them moved into their Clarendon home. Dr. LaTona told The Press that he plans to go to Austin Monday to apply for his Texas license, then he and his family will travel to California for their vacation. He plans to open his practice on Nov. 12 at Medical Center. Dr. LaTonn, 38, was born in Wisconsin. He attended college in Michigan, graduated from Medical School in California, and practiced medicine in California for about 5 years before moving to Minnesota. He had practiced in Minnesota for a year and a half. He decided to move to Texas because the town he was in was small, and his practice was not as big as he wanted. Residents of Clarendon are certainly glad to welcome Dr. LaTonn to the community. KENNETH KING breaks away on his way for one of Clarendon's three touchdowns Friday night against Claude. Three wmm't enough, however, ms Claude beat the Bronehos, 29-19, in ) a major upset. [Press Photo by Richard Allen] dLC  7 $ / s' I iarendon, Donlef Count, Texas i Sunda/, October 28, 1973 , r i ./01ume I, I No. 34 " zrillo company low bidder County's.' ' '00''-'first Housing project bid awarded cotton br,ngs$442 h Plains Building Company of Amarillo was awarded the Authority. The 20 units will be built for use by the low-income Hedloy's and Donley County's first bale of cotton of the 1973 to build the 20 units planned by the Clarendon Housing r. Bids were opened Thursday afternoon, and High had the low bid of $308,400. With seven alternates from the bid, the High Plains bid was $298,740, the bid by about $64,000. The housing authority has $296,170 to spend on the project, $2,500 less than the lowest bid with the alternates Members of the board accepted the low bid by High but explored ways to cut the bid so that it would fit the of money available for the project. Several ways to cut bid were discussed, including the use of city or county )ment for some of the preliminary land work. second bid totalled $372,.500. This bid was submitted by Wright Lumber Co. of Altus, Oklahoma.W.C. Shelton of Lawton, Oklahoma, submitted a bid of $376,000, G. W. Hastings Construction Company gave the high bid of for the project. e homflng project is a 6-year-old dream of the Housing elderly of Donley County. The project began in 1967, and money was approved for the project a year ago. But the government had not asked for bids, and the program was stalled until mid-September, when bids were called for. The project is a program of the Housing and Urban Development Department. Some 20 units will be built across Clarendon to be rented by elderly persons. The people who qualify to rcnt the units gill pay a small rent to the Itousin k Authority. Sites for the housing units include the site of the old Shamburger Lumber Company, the old Baptist Curch location, the Barrett property at Fourth and Ellerbe, the Reeves property at Fourth and Taylor, and the old Miller property at the north end of Main Street. Construction is set to begin in 30 to 60 days from now. Members of the housing authority include Dub Tyler, Homer Estlack, Bill Todd, James Baln, Richard Tunnell and J. R. Brandon. Bi-Centennial for youth, too youth of Donley County will have just as good an to participate in the National Bi-Centennial as the adults, thanks to a new phase of the program planned for the county. County was named this week as Texas' first t County, and the county was praised as having the ram for the Bi-Centennial in the state thus far. The ies are being directed by the Donley County History Commission, headed by Norma Selvidge. ut as the adults plan for the nation's birthday, the youth county want to play a part as well. a sophomore English major at Clarendon College, been named Youth Coordinator for all Bi-Centennial and she announced this week the first youth project for Celebratiou. A Donley County Flag Contest will be staged by the DCLHC, with the slogan for the youth being "A New Beginning." In this first flag contest, youth ages kindergarten through the 8th grade will be urged to design a flag for Donley County. The flag must be representative of Donley County, must be a hand-drawing by the entrant, must be in color of some type, and it must have something to do with the slogan, "A New Beginning." The winning flag will be chosen by a panel of 3 college and 3 high school students. The winning entry will be used as a pattern for the official Donley County flag, which will be flown beside the Texas and American flags at the Athens Amphitheatre and the Centennial Building on Highway 287. The flying of the flags at the amphitheatre will be much like the flying of the flags in Shakespeare's days. bumper cotton crop was ghmed Tuesday, October 23. The bale was raised by J. A. [cotton] Eppars on the Ludle Franklin place one mile east of Hadley. It was ginned by the West Texas Gin in Hadley bee of charge. W. B. [Nooldo] Wigglus Istho manager of the gin. From 2.$00 pounds of seed cotton, Eppers received a 690 pound bale of cotton and 900 penada of ton seed. The bale was sold under the contracted prico of $$ cont8 per pound and brought $324.50. The cotton seed was sold to the Hedley Wmt Texas Gin for $9$.00 s ton, bringing $42.75. The bonus paid for the first bale of 1973 cotton by the Hadley IJans Club was $75. The total mount reeelved by Mr. Eppars for bale of cotton was $442.25. Tide was by far the moat money ever received for a bale of cotton in Donley County. District changes make 2A a lot tougher District 2A, the scholatic UIL district which includes Clarendon, lost a weak team and gained a tough one last week during reorganization of the school districts of the region. Valley High, the consolidated school with students from Turkey and Quitaque, was moved out of district 2A. and pushed back into Class B. Valley High has been very weak competition in 2A football during the first two years of the school's existence, losing to all district opponents both years. But the team replacing Valley High in the district may be a spoiler for a lot of district football games. Shamrock, which is presently leading District 2AA football, will drop back to Class A and enter Class 2A, competing against Clarendon, Memphis, Wheeler, Wellington, Silverton, McLean and Claude. Shamrock will likely put a stop to the usual 2-way battle for the district crown which is always fought between Clarendon and Memphis It will be a 3-way battle next year, at least, since Shamrock traditionally yields a tough team. The Irish are ranked high in the state this year in AA ranks. Action on the new school districts was taken last Monday during meetings of the school officials. , ymet eemamt tur tSe Jey Conaty ' Cemmlssleu, exldalns b youth prognmt to Rklk Thomhon% Klm Moore and ,h'k Crt. The hdbPla y a ImSr pstt in the celebntda of the cmmtry'a y. [Pmm Photel Many other activities will be planned for the youth of Donley County by Miss Gattis. Activities suggested include a study of Donley County history by talking to the old-timers of the area and grandparents; visits to the old courthouse; a study of early-day homes, a study of early ranches, early businessses; early churches; a study of the plants and trees of Donley County; a study of the wildlife; and a complete study of the history by reading history books about the county. A comPlete program will be directed by Miss Gattis for the youth. Pant Gattis is a native of Irving, Texas, but both her parents are originally from Donley County. Her mother is the former Mary Ann Lenders, and her grandmother is Bessie Landers. Her father, Tommy Gattis, was reared in the Brice Community. Miss Gattis has had many honors at Clarendon College. She is president of Phi Theta Kappa, a reporter for the Spanish Club, a reporter for the Bulldog Banner, a cheerleader, and an officer in the Green Masque Club at CC. She was selected as a representative to Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby's reception concerning the Bi-Centennial. So, youth of Donley County will get to play a complete role in celebrating the country's 200th birthday. Said Miss Gattis: "If America is trying to regain her strength, she must rebuild at the grass roots, in small communities such as ours. The new beginning could begin here in Donley County. Let our children be the first." Hedley Owls rolling The Hedley Hlgh School Owl and Owlettes basketball teams appear to be headed for another district championship. In the season opener at Hedley Tuesday night with the Hartley High School teams, the Hedley B boys, the Hedley girls and the Hedley A team all won their games by good margins. The boys are coached by Troy Lemley and the girls by Glen Holland. The teams will be playing out of town next week, playing Adrian High School there October 30 and Hartley there November 2. Art showing today The first public showing of a unique series of mosaic portraits done by James B. Mason, who believes that these portraits are the only ones of their kind in existence, will culminate today from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. at the Farmers State Bank. The mosaics series, of the first thirty-five presidents and two others, started yesterday at 1:30. Mason is a winner of the Texas Heritage Foundation's Gold Medal and uses only natural coloreeLwood chips, which give the truest color and are very durable compared to the use of canvas and oils. E. Shelby, the curator of the collection from Amarillo, will be here today to explain the methods the artist used in constructing these works. The admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for students. All money collected will go to the Museum Committee to help finance a proposed museum in the Forth Worth and Denver depot owned by the committee. Milo harvest soars The ma's adio farmers have been bringing in their crops in such quantity that the milo harvest is the biggest in 10 years. So far this season, 7,396,000 pounds of milo has been brought in, and for the past few days it has been coming at a rate of 600,000 to 700,000 pounds daily. Before the rush of the past few days the elevator was receiving 400,000 to 500,000 pounds dally, and with the recent influx milo has started to pile up. A to Warehemm Manager Blackie Johnson, the only explanation for the sudden increase in the crop is that it must have been a good year. The quality of the grain is good and farmers are receiving $3.90 per hundred. The elevator is getting rid of most of the grain as it comes in, most of it going to the Weeks and Bagwell elevator at Claude. Broncs lose, 29-19 The Claude Mustangs came to play football Friday night, the Clarendon Bronchos didn't, and the Mustangs pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the year in District 2A, defeating Clarendon 29-19 before a crowd of unbelieving fans. Claude's magnificent quarterback Greg Forbes picked the Broncho defense apart while the Bronchos stood and looked in disbelief. And when the Bronchos did get the football for offensive purposes, it was 1-2-3 punt of 1-fumble-l-fumble. The loss for Clarendon's Bronchos, who had their sights on a return trip to the playoffs and not on a game with Claude, puts the District 2A race in a 3-way tie, with Clarendon, Memphis and Claude tied with 3-1 district records. If all three teams go undefeated the rest of the season, the race would stay in a 3-way tie and a coin toss would decide who would play in the playoffs. If Clarendon and Memphis go undefeated and Claude loses a game down the line, Clarendon would advance to the playoffs undisputed, since the Broncs beat the Cyclones. So the entire situation will remain in limbo until one of the three teams loses. To stay in the race, Clarendon will have to win three more games, And that will be a big assignment if they don't play any better than they did Friday night. The glory lure to go to Claude, however, as they did everything right. Even broken plays turned to scores as nothing could go wron. "The best team won tonight," a very disappointed Clyde Noonkester said after the game. And that's the way it was. Even when the Brenchos got fired up and made a touchdown, the Mustangs came rushing back for another touchdown to keep the lead. The Mustangs put together a total of 365 offensive yards, 168 through the air and 197 on the ground. Clarendon had only 183 total offensive yards, 159 rushing and 24 through the air. The Mustangs more than doubled Clarendon in yards gained. Claude ran 94 offensive plays, compared to only 49 for the Bronchos. And that's another factor that told the story. The Mustangs came to Clarendon and gave the Brones a good old country licking. And oh did it hurt. The Mustangs opened the scoring early in the ballgame when Forbes threw a 49-yard bomb to Tony Stephenson. Coy Johnson fouled up on the kick, then threw a pass for 2 and Claude led 8-0 with 5:43 showing in the first period. Clarendon got the ball on the kick, but a quick fumble gave Claude possession again on the Clarendon 38. This possession didn't yield any points, and the Bronchos got the ball on their own 5 after a punt. On the third play from scrimmage, the Broncs fumbled and Claude got the ball on the Broncho 15. On fourth down, a field goal was not good, and Clarendon got another crack at it. Gaining no yardage, Clarendon punted to Claude on the Mustang 34. From there, Claude drove again. Ten plays later following a 26-yard pass from Forbes to Mike Campbell, Forbes ran in from 6 yards out untouched for the touchdown. Coy Johnson's kick was good, and it was 15-0 Claude with a minute gone in the second quarter. Clarendon didn't make a single first down until minutes before the half was over. David Lewis intercepted a Forbes pass on the Clarendon 47 to set up the Bronchos' first touchdown drive. Two good runs and 30 yards worth of penalties put the Broncs down on the 1S, and from there Kenneth King broke loose for the touchdown. King tried to run for two, but with no avail, and it was 15-6 Claude at the half. Clagenden took the second half kick. Jerry Holland took the ball and returned it 75 yards to the Claude 25, but an offsides penalty made the ball be kicked again. This time, King got it and got it out to the Clarendon 32. From there, King ran 13, then 7, then 4 yards. Quarterback Randy Croslin ran for 8, King went for 5, and a 15-yard penalty put the ball on the Claude 15. Croslin ran to the 8, and King galloped over for the touchdown. King's kick was good, and it was 15-13, the closest Carendon ever got. Bat Claude came marching back. On the next series, the Mustangs drove 65 yards in 10 plays for a touchdown. The snap on the extra point try was broken, but the kicker threw the ball to quarterback Forbes for a 2-point conversion, and it was 23-13. On the kick to Clarendon, Holland took the ball and returned it to the Claude 45, but fumbled the ball and Claude recovered. Coach Noonkester thought the ball went out of bounds, and got a 1S-yard penalty against himself trying to argue the point with the officials. Claude got the ball on the Clarendon 40 after the penalty, drove to the 20 and Forbes hit Campbell with a 20-yard pass in the end zone to make it 29-13. King took the next kickoff and ran it to the Claude 35, and 11 plays later Croslin hit Stan Shelton in the end zone for the touchdown. A try for 2 was no good, and it was 29-19. The Broncs never bad a chance after that, and the rest of the night was sad for Clarendon, but joyous for the town of Claude. m.mmmm