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The Clarendon Press, November 11, Page4 orNeWmeatlabels.o.ot. Ao.o..,o. o.,ver,,,..ys,.m /Hi( r Miss ]--.-.-..  "How about a ribeye steak for dinner tonight? Or would you Why all this? prefer a Delmonico steak, fillet steak steak?" to the Texas A & M Illam -" I'' i mlmlnv aw.a,Zalmll  the new labeling system should help shoppers who move from one part of the country to another, and even within cities where names of meat cuts vary. The new labels will feature three main parts--the name of the animal specie from which the meat came (beef, pork, lamb, veal), the primal or sub-primal cut (rib, shoulder, loin), and the recommended name of the particular cut (steak, roast.) A Porterhouse steak, for example, would be labeled "Beef Loin Porterhouse Steak." "Grocers and meat retailers will still have the option to include some of the 'fancy' names of cuts on the labels if the names are widely used and shoppers are accustomed to them. However, the basic recommended name must appear on the price-weight label," points out Orts. Actually, they're all the same, and that's added to the shoppers' confusion over the years. In the next few months, though, consumers should find some relief in shopping for meat, because grocers and meat markets are joining together in adopting new Uniform Retail Meat Identity Standards, according to Dr. Frank Orts, meats specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service. The new standards for retail meat cuts were prepared by the National Livestock and Meat Board, which consists of industry representatives from throughout the country, in cooperation with the meat industry and several government agencies. "With this new system for labeling meat, the total names for cuts have been dropped. In the case of the ribeye steak, the names of 'Delmonico, fillet and beauty' will no longer by used." the Opening of JOHNSTONS CLEANERS [Formerly George's Cleaners] Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Johnston have purchased George's Cleaners and will be open for business MONDAY, NOV. 12 Billy Ray invites his friends and former customers of George's Cleaners to come by and visit. We're happy to have Mrs. Marjorie Holland and Mrs. Willie Putman as our experienced associates. We will be happy to handle any or all of your cleaning needs. A week after I arrived in Clarendon I received a circular from Bob Price that made it clear to me who I was not going to vote for in the congressional election, although it still left me a choice between Jack Hightower and Ray Ruffin. In the past few days that field of two has narrowed considerably, and Jack Hightower will get my vote unless he does something drastic to commit political suicide. In a highly metaphorical and slightly ungrammatical press release we received the other day, Ray Ruffin assured himself of the loss of one vote, although l'm sure the loss of my vote will not exactly make him cry. In this release, Ruffin said that he sent a letter.to "-major Republicaffnd, Democratic leaders in both the Houg'and Senate" remarkin upon the fact that Nixon could no .... longer lead the country, but impeachment would damage "the very political glue that holds our great system together." ) ) k Ruffin proposed a bill (which in itself is precocious, since he is not even past the primaries of his own party yet) that would, in ) effect, totally wreck the checks and balances system and would P give Congress a stronghold on the nation. In short, this bill l) requests a 28th amendment (my, he is getting ahead of himself) that would give the House of Representatives a chance to show its displeasure with the president by taking a "no-confidence" p vote about the way the president is running the country. If this ), vote should be upheld in the Senate, the president about whom the vote was taken would suddenly find himself back in his home town at his law practice and the vice-president, or whoever is next in the line of succession, would find himself running the country for a while. Each of the two major political parties will then, within 30 days from the vote of "no-confidence," call to order a full, special convention to nominate candidates to fill the vacated office of the ) presidency. Thirty days after the conventions, a special election ) will be held to elect a new president. The conventions will be paid for by the respective parties, but from the time of the nomination until the time of the election, all campaign costs are to be federally funded. With this bin, Ruffin has completely put an end to the American political game of "let's see who can be more ridiculous" by simply eliminating the possibility of competition. I would much prefer having a slightly competent president in office with a strong Congress to keep an eye on him than having a puppet president and an unchecked Congress with a gleam of power-madness in its eyes. The executive and legislative branches of our system, although continually sparring and with occasional intervention from the judicial branch, manage to bat out a passable government. If one branch or the other gains the upper hand, the nation will eventually end up on the same road as ancient Rome. Also, considering the cost of a political convention, this proposed amendment would almost place the two major parties in bankruptcy. Plus the fact that 30 days is far too short a time to arrange a convention with any degree of competency and, as evidenced, by the nominating conventions of the past year, four years of planning doesn't always exactly do the trick. An important part of our service is helping to ease money squeezes on our customers. When you choose us to be your bank for checking account and savings account service, you are establishing a valuable connection for use when oppor- tunities or emergencies arise. THE DONLEY COUNTY STATE BANK Clarendon, Texas i College, won second place in the coiffure styling category 3-day cosmetology seminar at Amarillo. Her model is Cath Mote. [Press Photo] , Rexall [ Calendar i Another exception I take to this proposal is that it totally eliminates all possibilities of a third party rising into power. This third party threat has always managed to keep the two major parties somewhat in check, and if my history serves me correctly, the Republicans themselves started as a third party. If we thus go around the possibility of a third party, we are asking for a polarization of the two major political parties, with a large no-man's-land in between. The nation does not need to be saddled with another huge debt, which the federal funding of 30 days worth of campaigning would bring. These campaigns cost a bunch of money, and if you don't believe me ask George Wallace, who is still trying to pay his campaign debts although he barely made it to the national convention. According to an Italian lass named Juliet, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. Taking off from Shakespeare, Bounty Towels Jumbo Rolls 3 Rol 93c impeachment by any other name would be as rank, even if disguised as a method for Congress to give a "bold display of leadership," as Ruffm so euphemistically puts it. Ruffin is afraid of America's becoming a "second-class world and economic power," hut even the serious consideration of this bill would put the United States well on the road to becoming a second-rate democracy. The Founding Fathers had their stuff together when they made the Constitution, and hopefully the people we now entrust with the management of our nation can prove themselves worthy of the trust we placed in them upon their election and direct this proposal immediately into the H J/Wax Upholstery and [ nearest trash can. ',;:: Kit [ /}'ll-t Car Cleaner I Bulldogs open season Monday The Clandon Bulldogs have nothing before them except the season now, after their last scrimmage Thursday at Weatherford, Oklahoma, against Southwestern State College. "We made the improvements we needed to make, and I am especially pleased with the defense and the rebounding. I think we're about as ready as we can be for the season opener," Coach Jack Hedden said. Thursday's scrimmage was a costly one for the Bulldogs, though, since two of the players slated to start tomorrow's opener went down with injuries. David Graham, an Oklahoma freshman, is out for a while with a minor knee injury and Herman Brown, a sophomore from New York, is out with a pulled thigh muscle. In the scrimmage with Southwestern, the two teams played four quarters of basketball, with each team winning two of the quarters by a small margin. Hedden said the reason the Bulldogs had been scrimmaging against four year institutions was because the practice against the tougher, larger schools would better prepare the team for the season. The game, set for tomorrow night at 7:30 in the Clarendon gym, will be against the Panhandle State College Junior Varsity. However, the fact that the opponent is a B team is misleading, because Panhandle State has not opened its varsity season yet. "They had a good recruiting year," Hedden said about tomorrow night's opponents. "They picked up 1S or 16 good freshmen and some junior college transfers. Many of these players will probably end up on the varsity squad when they get a little seasoning, so we don't really feel like we'll be playing a junior varsity club. Hedden continued about the coming season's prospects. "If we play as well as we're capable of playing, we should be able to win. We would like to win tomorrow night and then go into our conference season undefeated." The Bulldogs play their first conference game November 29 against Western Texas Junior College. Hedden was openly optimistic about the upcoming season. "I feel like we'll have a team that the city of Clarendon can be proud of having." "Windshield Washer [ Antifreeze Solvent" _.[ Look 5 Charmin Bathroom Tissue 4 Rol 39c MEMBER FEDIRAL DEPOSIT NSURANCE CORPORATION