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50 3O I Clarendon, Donley County. Texas Thursday, November 8, 1973 12 Pages Volume II, No. 36 I I I I C nty vo!ers state ' defeating Ikes 1 2 Donley County voters joined voters across Texas in turning hands down to higher pay for legislators and annual sessions of the Legislature. Statewide, the measure was defeated bY a 2 to 1 margin, but local votes said no by a near 4 to 1 margin. Donley County's vote on the pay hike amendment was 215 against, and only 66 for. The turnout was extremely poor, with only 284 county voters turning out for the election, about 12% of the registered voters of the county. Statewide voter turnout was about the same. Voters voted on 9 amendments during the election, and defeated at least 3 of them. The light turnout, one of the lightest turnouts in history, was attributed to the fact that only amendments were included in the election, and no offices were filled. Following is a rundown of the nine amendments and their outcome: Amendment No. 1, legislative pay hikes and annual sessions of the Legislature. Failed statewide, failed in Donley County, 66 for, 215 against. Amendments No. 2, Homestead protection, passed statewide, passsed in Donley County, 210 for, 70 against. Amendment No. 3, Homestead exemption, passed statewide, passed in Donley County, 189 for, 91 against. Amendment No. 4, Conservation districts, passed statewide, failed in Donley County, 103 for, 154 against. Amendment No. 5, Coastal seawall bonds, passed statewide, failed in Donley County, for 120, against 136. Amendment No. 6, District Courts jurisdiction, Tailed statewide, failed in Donley County, 44 for, 220 against. Amendment No. 7, Increase veterans land fund, passed statewide, passed in Donley County, 158 for, 114 against. Amendment No. 8, Broaden ad valorem tax, failed statewise, failed in Donley County, 73 for, 190 against. Amendment No. 9, Water tax exemption, passed statewide, failed in Donley County, 112 for, 161 against. "CLARENDON COLLEGE BULLDOGS are ready to open the oach Jack Hedden feels that this year's team to win the conference, as he's combining talent for what he thinks will be the winning combination. Team members include [not in order] Joe Pride, Herman Brown, Brent Sherrod, Evander Ford, Junior Siegeler, David Graham, Archle Hughes, Steve Amerine, Joe Evans, Richard Wiley and Larry Mitchell. [Press Photo by Richard Allen] / ' Ildogs open season Monday Bulldogs open their season Monday, November :7:30 p.m. against the Panhandle State Junior Varsity in the fieldhouse. The Bulldogs who will see most of the action night and during the rest of the season are Joe Pride, a SOphomore from Philadelphia who led the nation last year in Herman Brown, a 6'4" sophomore from New York; Sherrod, a 6'4" sophomore from Channing, Texas; Ford, a 5'9" sophomore from New York; Junior a 6'10" sophomore from Vernon, Texas; and David a 6'4" freshman from Ft. Towson, Oklahoma. Keith of the four returning starters from last year's squad, tile entire season due to a recurrence of a kaee injury last year. Hedden said his team had made a lot of progress, and in their Saturday scrimmage against Cameron State of Lawton, Okla., the Bulldogs played their oponents even, losing both halves sci'immaged by only a few points. Cameron is the defending champion in its conference, .and is a four-year school, so that showing shines brightly for the Bulldogs. Against Murray State on October 31, Clarendon did very well. "We beat them pretty good both halves," said HeddeD. "We showed improvement in all areas, but the defense made the most improvement. Offensively we executed better and our timing was better. The scrimmage was satisfying." "Our two strongest points are rebounding and quickness, and this will cause a lot of fast breaks," Hedden continued. "This team will play a type of bali game that people will enjoy watching. We'll be able to give a fast, entertaining ball game." Broncs host Silverton Friday night By DAVID EVERMAN The Clarendon Bronehos, still in a 3-way tie for the district championship, host Silverton here Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in another one of those "do-or-die" games. Silverton is a young team with good speed and good potential, but they haven't shown a lot in previous games this season. Silverton is winless in district play, except for a 46-0 win over Valley High last week. "They're not the caliber team of Claude or Memphis, or probably not even McLean," said Coach Clyde Noonkester. "They've got some new kids that have helped their team some, but I don't think we'll have any trouble with them if we play good football. , "If we don't play good football, they can hurt us," Noonkester continued. The Broncbes beat McLean Friday night by a score of 28-0 following a stunning loss to Claude the week before. The Broncs were certain picks for the playoffs after beating Memphis three weeks ago, but the Claude Mustangs upset that apple cart and put the Broncs in a do-or-die situation for the rest of the season. Even at best, the Bronchos may have to flip a coin for the right to represent the district in the playoffs. Hospital opening slated Nov 19 Cancer Society has meetmng here bonley County Hospital Board, in a special called meeting The board interviewed 3 more applicants for administrator. night, set November 19 as the target date for opening Center Hospital. Dale LaTonn, who has just moved here to practice plans to open the clinic next Monday, Nov. 12. Dr. staff has already been hired and will report to work board authorized Mrs. Dale Martin, nursing home and Mrs. Charlotte Alexander, chief nurse, to hospital. Mrs. Martin reported Tuesday that applications have been accepted, and they likely would trouble finding enough people to staff the facility. and read applications from 3 others, but took no action on hiring an administrator. The board accepted a proposal from Clarendon Wholesale Supply for a contract to get the hospital plant in good working condition. Roddy Klinnert, owner of the firm, said that the hospital's facilities would be in good shape before Nov.19. A regular meeting of the board will be held next Monday. The board at that time will likely hire an administrator and discuss a load of unpaid bills. A large amount of money will have to be raised to open the hospital, as operating capital will be needed when it opens. Repairs under way at hospital Clarendon Wholesale will repair all broken equipment, service all mechanical equipment prior to the hospital's opening, and then maintain all equipment on a regular scale. Klinnert said it is not unusual to have problems getting a building in shape when it's been unused for a long period of time. "It will be in good shape on Nov. 19," he concluded. Student hurt in crash A Clarendon College student from Groom was Injured in a bear crash at the intersection of Highway 287 West and Highway 70 late Tuesday night. Bob Davis, who is a student at Clarendon College, failed to make a turn onto 287 from 70 and flipped his ear on a vacant lot across from the intersection, ponce saW. The car was demollslled, and Davis was taken to Hall County Memorial Hospital where he was treated for minor Injuries. No school here Friday There'will be no school Friday in Clarendon Public Schools. Teachers will be attending the regional Texas State Teachers Association workshop on that day, and all  will be tumad out. of sitting idle will take its toll on an empty hospital and Medical Center was no exception. County Hospital Board went into contract with Wholesale Supply this week, giving the firm the of getting the facility in good order for opening. Klinnert, owner of the company, told The Press this he and his workers have found quite a few things th the facility, and a fast program for fixing them is things were found immediately: air conditioning compressor was burned out. transformers were burned out. air conditioning-heating dampers were out. booster pump motors were burned out. switches were burned out. Water heater has gone out. said that he suspects lightning may have hit the some time, causing some of these problems. The is an electrical surge. He declined to make an of what it will cost to get the facility in good shape. if this is all we'll find or if we'll find other of whack," he said. Nurse week State Bank and the Donley County State Bank informing the public about nursing education and responsibilities. Future plmm for the Whitecaps Organization includes area wide seminars for area nurses, a career day for area students interested in the nursing profession, a Community Day for taking blood pressure, and distribution of special holiday favors to the patients of the Medical Center Nursing Home and the Clarendon Rest Home. Officers of the Whitecaps are Bettie Burk, president; Tracy Worley, vice'president; LaDell Maxwell, secretary; Gwen Sweeney, treasurer; and Mary Tanner, reporter. Sponsors are Mrs. Linda Britten and Mrs. Helon [ains. The organizational meeting of the Donley County chapter of the American Cancer Society (ACS) took place Monday night at the Farmers State Bank before a crowd of 16 people. Two men from Amarillo, John Altus and Jerry Clingen, conducted the program after a few opening words from Dr. Richard Gilkey. The two Amarillo men explained the services of the ACS, then outlined the different committees each separate society has and clarified the duties of each officer. They told about the Amarillo Bike-A-Thon held last year, and explained what the society does to raise money during April, which is Cancer Month. The two pointed out that Potter County raised $35,000 last year for the ACS. Two temporary officers were elected to handle the society until it can get organized fully. Temporary chairman is Mrs. Gene Alderson and temporary secretary is Betty Burk. Dr. Giikey, in his explanation at the start of the meeting, said, "I believe in the society. It can help my patientS, it can help you, it can help your friends." At the end of the meeting, the group nominated a unit board to serve in Donley County. Those people selected will be notified before the next meeting, which will be held November 26, and they will be requested to come. CLARENDON MAYOR H.M. [Flip] Broediove has proehdmed week as Clarendon Nurses Week, eolnddlnl with Texts Mayor proclaims :1 r O. i, ][LM. Breedlove signed a proclamation honoring the !nad  red Nurses of Clarendon in conjunction with the Texas 7/eek, November 4-10. Whitecaps, a newly organized group in the School of :econd  l at Clarendon College, honored the RN sof Clarendon by [raw fll ag corsages to each of them and saying thanks for the mt the Dv that they provide to the citizens of this area. n Is fortunate to have eight Registered Nurses. The Mrs. Linda Bell, Mrs. Janet LaTonn, Mrs. Charlotte "-er, Mrs. Jimmie Isbell, Mrs. Onita Thomas, Mrs. Bessie t, Mrs. Clarice Alley, and Mrs. Linda Britten. hout the week there will be displays at the Farmers 2-0. on teat nsive ttt ii 5:00 p.,! The Bronchos will be in good shape for Friday night's encounter. Kenneth Reese will be back in action this week, and the only injured player is running back Gary Shields. "We're in pretty good shape," Noonkester reported. The Broncs will be favored to win the encounter with Silverton, but they'll still need the support of a stadium full of fans. Game time is 7:30 p.m. Claude, Wellington decide 2A outcome to By DEAN SINGLETON The outcome of District 2A will depend largely on the game Friday night between the Claude Mustangs and Wellington Skyrockets And football fans in Clarendon, as well as Claude, Will have their" glhd to that gar this week. The Mustangs travel to Wellington Friday night for a 7:30 p.m. confrontation with the Skyrockets, a game which w.ilI tell it all for the district race. At present, Clarendon, Claude and Memphis are tied for the district lead, with Clarendon and Memphis having two more games to play and Claude finishing up Friday against Wellington. If Claude beats Wellington, the Mustangs will clinch at least a tie for the district crown. If Claude wins, and Memphis and Clarendon go undefeated in the next two outings, the race will end up in a 3-way tie, and a toss of the coin would decide which team meets Stinnett in the bi-district clash. If Claude should lose to Wellington, Clarendon and Memphis would be tied for the district lead, and Clarendon would advance to the playoffs because they defeated Memphis. That's provided, of course, that Clarendon wins the next two games, If Clarendon should lose a game, either to Silverton this week or Wheeler next week, then Claude and Memphis would be tied, and Memphis would go to the playoffs because the Cyclones defeated Claude. If Memphis should lose a game. and Claude beats Wellington, then Claude would be tied with Clarendon and would go to the playoffs by virtue of having beaten Clarendon. But, barring any unforeseen circumstances, Clarendon and Memphis should have little trouble winning their last two games, and the district title thus hangs on the Claude-Wellington game Friday night. (Remember, however, that an upset is possible on any given Friday night, and Clarendon isn't immune to an upset.) The Cltede Mumtlagm are the surprise team of the district. [Cont'd. on Page 121 humes Week. Breedlove signed the proelmtion Tuesday at City Hall while Clarendon nurses watched. IPr Photol