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, Donley County. Toxas Wednesday, November 21, 1973 roncs, Stinnett c!,ash Friday mirror on the wall, whose got the best football because o " hand and his two-game layout. knows what the mirror thinks, but Clarendon and members of the Broncho Football Team think the best football team of all. And those Bronchos to prove it when they meet the Stinnett Rattlers play Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in Panhandle. all? Bronchos went into Bi-District play after winning a tie for District 2A title, and then by getting lucky and winning a toss. When the regular season ended last week, Clarendon, and Claude were in a 3-way tie for the district ). coaches of the three teams met in Clarendon Saturday tossed their coins, and Clarendon got the right to district in the Bi-District match against Stinnett. But don't count on it, because he can run without his fingers. The Rattlers are a well-balanced team. Their offense is superb, both running and passing. They have several key running backs that are dangerous, and some excellent pass receivers. The Rattlers also have a good defense, both on the run and the pass. The Rattlers beat favored Canadian by a score of 16-8 to get here. In that game, Cobb ran 45 yards on the first play from scrimmage to set up the events for the win. They beat Sanford-Fritch 14-6, then defeated White Deer 12-0 but without the services of Cobb. Stinnett has a big team, with overall weight a little bigger than the Bronchos. the second year in a row that the Bronchos are the district. Last year, the Broncs won the district then took a close 6-0 win over Canadian in bi-district and ; all the way to state for the first time in Clarendon history. lost a heart-breaker to Schulenburg, 14-10, in that And players have wanted to go back at state ever since. they have that chance. But that first hurdle is a high one. undefeated, with a 10-0 record. Clarendon has an 8-2 having lost to Childress (13-0) and Claude (29-19). will be a good football game," commented head coach Noonkester, who has led all 7 of his teams to district bs in his 7 years as head coach. "I would say that it kind of like last year's game with Canadian. It will be indeed tough. Their offense is one of the best. It is All-State prospect quarterback Dennis Cobb, who has called one of the best passers in the state. Cobb is a master e option. He's a big threat because he can throw at any time, run at any time. His option play can be very deadly. b has sat out the past two games because of injured fingers throwing hand. He may not be as effective as usual "We're ready to play," said Noonkester about his Bronchos. "We're right at full strength with nobody out. The morale is good. We're ready to win." Noonkester said he is working on pass defense, in an effort to stop Cobb's passing arm. "Our pass defense isn't our strongest area, but we're working on it," he said. ..... Noonkester continued, "I believe it will be a contest betw two evenly-matched teams. Both clubs are about the same caliber. I think we have a S0-S0 chance of winning the game." It took a good team to get to the playoffs. The Bronchos opened their season on a sour note, losing to tough Childress 13-0. Then, they put it together and demolished White Deer 42-0. They then beat Quanah, Wellington and Valley High, before getting to the season's biggest test--Memphis. Memphis was a slight favorite when the Cyclone came blowing into town. And the Bronchos and Cyclones played a superb game, a game that was played as well as a state championshi p game is expected to be played. The Bronchos played their hearts out, and won by a 13-12 score over Memphis. Then, the following week, a bunch of Claude Mustangs caught the Bronchos with their pants down and beat them, 29-19. [Ceat. an page 12] lns GOOSE be cooked? Tomorrow ts Thrv, and always calls for a dinner of turkey and dressing. shut [excuse me] ur maybe Mg turkey Munday as It waited to see if It would make It through Thanksgiving without setting Its 8oose esebed. WeD, this bird made It through Thankag!ving without loalng Its head, but Just wait until ChrlstmM. [Press Photo] For America our homeland. Freedom. Family and friends/ Our daily bread.., the fruits of our labor. .... give thanks for all of this.., and for the people who founded it: the stark courage of the Pilgrims built us this great nation. The Donley Ceenty Commissioners Court has sent letters to various state officials, telling them that the court is'opposed to appropriating state highway funds for mass transit projects. According to County Judge Billie Christal, city lobbyists are trying to force measures to transfer highway funds from the Texas Highway Department to mass transit projects, which would benefit the cities of the state. The county's position is that these funds, which already have been set aside for construction of highways, should be used for highways, and not mass transit. "The city people are trying to take our money away from its purpose," Christal said. "This money was meant for highways, and we need it for highways." Obviously, the State Highway Department wants the money to be used for highways. Stands like were taken by Donley County are also being taken by other rural counties in the state to help the funds remain in line for highway construction use. School out 4 days The Clarendon Publk Sehools wm  out Wednesday st 3 p.m. for the Thanksgiving holldays and wm .. o again on Monday, November 26. The sehoel business offices wm be closed Thursday and Friday along with City, County and Clarendon College business ufliees, These offices will be open again, on Monday, November 26. hospital opens The Donley County Medical Center Hospital opened for business Monday morning for the first time in well over a year, and immediately two patients were admitted. The hospital got a formal opening when a reception and open house was held Sunday afternoon. Over 300 persons turned out to greet Drs. R.L. (Rip) Gilkey and Dale LaTonn. the county's two new doctors, and their staffs and the staff of the hospital. Cokes, coffee and cookies were served to visitors as they met the doctors and viewed the hospital facilities, some of the beds yet to be used. The hospital, built in early 1972. was open only two months in the summer of 1972 before the doctor left town. And it hasn't been open since. But Medical Center Hospital is open now, and residents showed their approval of its opening Sunday when they turned out for the open house. Monday morning, two patients were admitted to the hospital. Mrs. Margaret Thompson and Mrs. Jesse Adamson were admitted Both are patients of Dr. Dale LaTonn. Dr. LaTonn, who comes to Clarendon from Minnesota, opened his office at Medical Center last week. He saw few patients last week, but treated 22 patients Monday. Administrator for the hospital is Mrs. Dale Martin. who has served as administrator of the nursing home since it opened in 1972. Steve Bell of Clarendon is the new business manager and assistant administrator, and Charlotte Alexander is director of nurses. Clinic hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. "Our first day ran pretty smooth," commented Mrs. Martin. "We got our staff to working and things went real well.'" Salt Fork tourney set The Salt Fork Classic Basketball Tournament will be staged Thursday, Friday and Saturday. December 6, 7 and 8. at Clarendon College's field house. The event will involve a fine group of high school basketball teams which will be competing for tournament honors. The event is sponsored annually by Clarendon College and the Clarendon Chamber of Commerce. Commissioners protest funds for mass transit Broadus Spivey of Austin, a former resident of Clarendon and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Spivey of Clarendon, was seriously injured early Saturday morning in a fateful 2-car accident near Mason, Texas. His 15.year-old son, Danny, was also seriously injured in the accident. Both are in critical condition in an Austin hospital. Two other persons involved in the accident were killed instantly. According to officers, a pickup truck came across the road on the wrong side and headed towards a car right in front of the vehicle driven by Spivey. The vehicle in front of Spivey swerved to the ditch, and Spivey couldn't hit the ditch without hitting the other car. The crash was head-on. Both Spiveys were rushed to a hospital in Mason, and then transferred 'to the Austin hospital. Danny was in a coma late Monday night. Broadus underwent serious surgery. Both were in critical condition. Dr. R.L. (Rip) Gilkey of Clarendon, who was acquainted with Spivey, was in Austin at the time of the accident, and he visited with the Spiveys at the hospital over the'weekend. Broadus.Spivey and son ,njured ,n car accident Medical Center