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November 15, 1973

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i DALE LaTONN treats a patient during his first day of rice Monday. The doctor, who moved here from Minnesota reeks ago, opened the clinic at Medical Center Monday. He A wm play a key role In opening the hospital next week. [Pross Photo by Richard Allen] Hospital board hires administrator The Donley County Hospital District board of directors Monday night hired Mrs. Dale Martin as administrator of the Medical Center Hospital. and named Steve Bell as assistant administrator and business matrager. The two were hired in preparation for the opening of the facility next Monday, Nov. 19. Also hired was Mrs. Charlotte Alexander. hired as director of nurses for the Medical Center complex. Mrs. Martin. the new administrator, has served as administrator of the Medical Center nursing home ever since it opened in June. 1972. She had formerly worked in a nursing home in Paducah. She was given authority to run the business of the hospital last spring when administrator Wes Langham resigned, and has run the hospital ever since. She was chosen from 6 applicants. Bell, a native of Clarendon. and son of Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Bell. has received his training in business. His duties will involve keeping all the hospital's books and handling the business end of the operation. Mrs. Alexander. a veteran nurse,'served on the hospital's staff when it originally opened. She has been servmg on the staff of the Hall County Hospital until recently, when she resigned to accept her post here. The three were hired in executive session during the regular meeting of the board Monday night. Dr. LaTonn opens Dr. Dale LaTonn opened his clinic for practice Monday at Medical Center. I-te reported a light patient load. The clinic has been closed the past two days while Dr. LaTonn visits friends in Spearman. His office is currently taking appointments. Dr. LaTonn will be in full gear Monday when the hospital opens, and he will be honored along with Dr. R.L. Gilkey Sunday "at Medical Center. During the meeting, Mrs. Martin reported that the hospital had undergone a state inspection last week and received a good report. The facility will have to undergo a Medicare inspection after it opens. In other action, the board paid some bills and went over .a financial statement. The board voted to pay the school district $3,600 plus $200 interest for tax collections for 1972. Also approved was a payment of $2,100 to the school district for collecting the first half of the current hospital taxes. It was agreed that the other $2,100 would be paid when all taxes are collected. Concerning next year's tax collections, the board voted to pay the school district $5.500 as requested for those tax collections, proided the money could be paid at the end of the year rather than the first of the year as requested by the school board. The board met with Dr. Dale LaTonn, who reported his views of the upcoming hospital opening, and made "his recommendations. Murphy Funeral Home is purchased by 3 men N/urphy Funeral Home of Clarendon, presently owned and operated by Mrs. J.W. Murphy and Mrs. Louise Payne, has been sold to Manrice Schooler and Mack Gordon of Schooler Gordon Funeral Directors in Amarillo and Delbert Robertson of Clarendon. The change of owuersMp will be offoctive on December 1. Robortn will be the managing partner here in Clarendon, where he was associated with Murphy Funeral Home for many years. In announcing the sale, Mrs. Payne and Mrs. Murphy stated, "We wish to express our gratitude to all the many friends and families of Clarendon and Donley County. it was an extremely difficult doclsion to make after 28 years of service to this community, but due to our age and other business interests, we feel we have made the right ehok." Mrs. Payne plans to devote her time to The Tumbleweed which features chldren's and gift Items. /3 II I I I I Clarendon, Donley County, Texas Thursday, November 15, 1973 Volume II, No. 39 ] I III II I meetW elerFriday '*l Ironcs " oin toss set here ay be season last game' at 10 a.m. Saturday l If Clarendon and Memphis beth win their games Friday night as expected, District 2A wm end up in a 3-way tie for the J championship, the tie being between Clarendon, Memphis and | Claude. y night s game between the Clarendon Bronchos and First, the game is played at Wheeler, and second, Wheeler  This would [orce-a toss of a coin to decide which team bier may or may not be the final game of for the always gets tough when they host Clarendon. So even though reptKqtt the district in BI-Dlst14et play against $tinnett. lehos, but the outcome of the contest mav not have any tag whether it is or isn't the final game. e Bronchos will have to beat Wheeler to remain in a 3-way hr the District 2A championship. If the Broncs win. and phis wins their game, then a 3-way tie will exist and a flip of Coin will decide which team goes to Bi-District. the Broncs lose,then Memphis would automatically go to the ffs, having beaten Claude. t the coin-toss party. yway, the Bronchos meet Wheeler Friday night at 7:30 p.m. heeler for a game that probably won't be any pushover. THE b, it's obviously another "do-or-die" contest for the chos, and even if they "do," they might "die" if luck runs Clarendon is heavily favored. Wheeler will still likely be a toughie. Wheeler has a good team, one that is certainly capable of knocking off anybody on any given night. It hasn't been a real good year for them. but they've risen to the occasion a few times." and might be in the mood to do it this week. since it's the final game of the season. The Bronchos are healthy and ready to play, so it shouldn't be a bad night for Clarendon. And every member of the Broncho squad knows that this win is vital if there's any chance of post season play. Don't stay at home. Travel to Wheeler to support these determined Bronchos. That coin toss is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the Clarendon Administration Building. As soon as the winner of the toss is decided, that team will meet with Stinnett officials l here to decide where the BI.Distrlct game will be played. There's two sides to look at. The Bronchos, in 9 games, haven't won a single coin toss at the beginning of the game. That could spell bad luck, with the reaseuing that a losing streak is contagious, or it could spell good luck, with the reasoning that it's about time we win a coin toss. I Anyway, we all hope the luck is with us Saturday morning, but ] then more important than that, we hope luck is with us Friday [ night when the Broncs meet Wheeler. That game will have to be ][ won by Clarendon for a spot at the coin.tossing party. I By DEAN SINGLETON 0 OIL FIELD WORKERS were trying to measure a long After they had made guesses that differed considerably a .tader asked, "Wouldn't it be easier to lay that pole on the d and measure how long it is?" [," one worker replied. "We're trying to figure out how is, not how long it is." Tax collections good A total of 59% of Donley County's taxpayers have already paid their county taxes, according to a report released by the Donley County tax office. Some $82,614.04 has been collected thus far. A total of $139,093.66 was assessed. These taxpayers apparently wanted to take advantage of the 3% discount gtven to taxpayers ff taxes are paid in October. A 270 discount is given if taxes are paid in November, a 1% discount is given if taxes are paid in December and no discount is given if taxes are paid in January. After January, a penalty is levied for unpaid taxes. The 59% compares favorably to the 43% which was collected by the school, college and hospital districts during October, and is well ahead s payments. Hospital reception set A roception and open house at Medical Center Hospital will honor beth Clarendon's doctors and the staff of the hospital. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception is sponsored by the Medical Center Auxiliary of Donley County. The open house will allow visitors to view therhospltal fJK;il|tios before the hospital opens the following day. The reception will be in honor of the county's doctors, Dr. R.L. [Rip] Gilkey and Dr. Dale LaTonn, and their staffs. The public is invited to view the facilities and meet the town's new doctors. CC Bulldogs clobber Panhandle State in season opener The Bulldogs of Clarendon College started off the season on an impressive note with a 91-36 pasteing of the Panhandle State College Aggie Junior Varsity. The Bulldogs started with an 8-2 lead minutes into the first quarter and just piled it on the poor Aggies. who appeared to be wandering around in bewilderment most of the game. The Clarendon team built a 41-12 halftime lead on the strength of Joe Pride's total domination of the backboards and Evander Ford's darting in. out and around the Aggies. Pride. who ended the night with a total of 28 rebounds, gave no doubt as to which team controlled the backboards. Herman Brown pulled in 12 )CAL FARMER, and I won't tell you who, was finishing ]anting one Sunday morning when the pastor of his church caroms and Junior Siegeler and David Graham each had 10 ,driving up to the fence. "Brother," the minister lectured rebounds, contributing to a team total of 65. 'don't you know that the Cr,eator made the world in six nd rested on the seventh?' The Bulldog scoring was paced by Pride's 14 field goals for a total of 28 points. Other big scorers for Clarendon were Junior es, ' said the farmer as he looked uneasily at the rain clouds Siegler, with 15 points and David Graham, who contributed 10 sky. "I know all about that. But he got done and I didn't." points. The leading scorer for the Aggies was John Ratliff, who , . . hit for 16 points on 8 field goals. LL SURE MISS seemg Lease Payne and Mrs. Murphy Clarendon never trailed in the game, and were never even the funeral home after December 1. They sold the funeral llast week' and will nt be arund the funeral hme afteraber 1. . year for agriculture ink it is certainly appropriate to thank the Murphys and 's ..... 3 has been a prosperous year for Donley County farmers, for their never-endmg service to Donley County. They ve nearly 30 years of untiring service to residents of this according to County Extension Agent Ronald Gooch. The y .... estimated cash receipts for wheat are $350,000 for 1973, over , and they ve never failed when residents needed thetr They've suffered the pain and grief of losing loved ones four times the cash receipts of $75,000 for wheat in 1972. Grain arly every family in the county, and they ve comforted the sorghum has more than doubled, with estimated cash receipts of of those who grieved. $2,300,000, as compared to last year s $1,000,000. Cotton and Donley County owes a lot to Mrs. Murphy, her late cottonseed estimations run to $3,700,000 almost tripling 1972's and Louise Payne. We thank you and we appreciate Murphy and Louise. And we know you'll always be Donley County, and helping those in need. [Cont'd. on Page 12] output of $1,750,000. Estimated cash receipts on cattle are $7,250,000, almost doubling the 1972 production of $4,200,000. Gooch pointed out that the estimates were cash receipts alone, and did not include federal payments. Gooch said that the figures are misleading, except for the figures on wheat. The wheat harvest was bigger this year, mostly because of better conditions for growing. Prices on grain sorghum and cotton have almost doubled, and an increase on the price of fed cattle is named as the main reason for the rise in cattle money. "The farmer's prices in all instances have gone up. In some cases, the price is double or triple what it was last year, if he can even get it," Gooch explained. Denver man arrested here A Denver, Colorado, man was arrested here Sunday evening at 5:30 by Police Chief Gary Gerdes. Thomas Miller, 38, was arrested in a stolen car and was arraigned before Justice of the Peace Carroll Lewis, which set bond at $2,500. Colorado authorities are expected to arrive this week to return Miller for trial. ew cleaners opens y y endon have purchased 's Cleaners, and have re-named the business Johnston's .Lrs. new cleaners opened Monday for business, and Johnston d that business was extremely good. Ray formerly was associated with Murphy Funeral Home are Mrs. Mar]erie Holland and Mrs. Willie , both experienced dry cleaning assoctates. of the new business was made in Sunday's ,'s Clarendon Press. J seriously threatened. The Aggies closed the score to 12-6 early in the game, but the Bulldogs put up a 21-point blitz, to end any Panhandle State hopes with only two points put on the board in retaliation by the Panhandle State crew. One of the many things that shone brightly for Clarendon was the fact that the second team played better against the Ag starters than did the regulars. While Coach Jack Hedden started substituting early in the second period the second half accounted for most of the Bulldog scoring. "You can't really tell much from a game like this one," Hedden said. "We just outclassed them." One thing was obvious, and that Was that the Bulldogs were nothing short of outstanding from the field, sinking 44 field goals out of 81 tries. ,for a .55 percentage. This shooting display plus a ball-hawking defense and the general quickness of the Bulldogs were the keys to the win. "Our main points will be rebounding and speed." Hedden said in a pre-season interview, and these were two of the things which contributed to the Bulldogs win. One thing Hedden did not mention was the defense, which blocked shots all night and continually stole the ball to set up fast breaks. BULLDOG JUNIOR SIEGELER reacbee high for a ball during Monday night's game aguinst Panhandle State. The Bulldogs ran away with the game. [Press Photo] BOOl!l Bulldo 8 Joe pride looks kind of like the Booger Man as be makes a surprise defensive move against a Panhandle State player here Monday night. The Bulldogs won hig. [Press Photo]