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O By DEAN SINGLETON PANHANDLE-The Clarendon Brenehoo played championship football for two qmurs here Friday night, but the awesome Stinnett Rattlers played four quarters of tough, no-mlstake football ad the Broehos fell to the Rattlers 22-12. Approximately 4,000 anxlos fans watched the dash. The Brenchoo opened the game wlth a 70-yacd, 9.minute drive that ended in a touchdown and a big hope for the Bl-Distrkt win, but the the bad ews came--Stinnett got a chance at It. From there, Stinnett marched 73 yards in 7 minutes for a touchdown, passed for 2 points and led the ballgame from then O. KENNETH REESE scampers acro the goal for one of Clarendon's two touchdowns Friday night. Clarendon loot to Stinnett, 22-12 in BI-Dlstflct action. [Press Photo by Richard Allen] Clarendon, Donle County,, Tex Sunday,   i,, 'i  ,: QUARTERBACK Randy Croslln tries to dodge Stinnett's toekle Mike Curry Fdday night to gain extra yardage. [Press Photo by Richard Allen] November 25, 1973 Ill _ I . II I Volume II, No. 42 II AT THAT POINT, It looked like an eveniy-nmtched ballgame, but the Brouchoo did what you Just can't do in a playoff game--they made some mlstakoo. The first mistake was a bad 14-yard punt by Danny Monroe, which put the Rattlers on the Clarendon 42-yard line. It took only 8 plays from there for the Rattlers to make it 16-6. The second mistake, on the next series, was a Randy pass that feb into the hands of a Sflnnett defender. The Rattlers scored after that mistake, and made the score 22-6. THAT MADE it neeessury for Clarendon to play catch-p football. The Bronca haven't been able to play catch-up football this year, and they eortalniy couldn't do It against that awesome Rattler defense. The odds were against the Bronehos when the second half began, but that bunch of championship players came flghthtg back in a big way, showing their fans that they were't whipped until the final gun sounded. Coach Clyde Noonkooter replaced Croslin at quarterback with Kenneth Reese for the second haft of play. Croslin moved to the line In the ond half. REESE DID a magnlficont Job of firing up the Brenehoo' sputtering offense, as he led his team 85 yards for a touchdown on their first possession of the seond haft. This tightened the game up at 22-12, but the Sflnnett defense halted any thought of another score. You would have to hand It to Stinnett. They're a championship team in every respect. Quarterback Dennis Cobb, an All-Stain candidate, was superb in his signal-calling. His pmming was effective when he needed it, but his running abilities were what kept the team out in front. And the defense? it was a championship effort by the Rattlers. % : ALL TRIPPED UP. Kenne4h Kbt8 Sees n Inw binw ham ttltlee defenee man to halt .din after he gained good ymiqe. King had a big night qpdnet Stinnett, although the Brones lost the game. [Press Photo by Rieherd Allen] TEAM EFFORT. This tackle of Stinnett's Dennls Cobb shows the temn  dk#ayed by the Clarendon defensive crew. Not many teams could have overcome this fearsome defense. [Press Photo by Richard Alle] THE By DEAN SINGLETON IT IS SAID we are approaching a moneyless society. In that some of us are ahead of our times. THE NEW Dream Donut Shop, owned by Andy Schulze, has caught on in its first week of business. Andy, who is well as the Panhandle's best donut baker, reports that he's donuts faster than he can make them. And everybody is about how good they are. If you have time sometime, drop and watch him make donuts. It's quite interesting. It's a sure thing that area residents will be getting a little now that the new donut shop is in town. I VISITED RELATIVES in Wichita, Kansas, over the holidays, and of course, ate too much turkey. My is in the oil business in and around Wichita, in the end of the business. He produces oil leases for about different oil companies. I asked him how things were going me that some of the companies he produces for had o hold the oil he produces off the market in anticipation a big increase in oil prices. the oil shortage is brought on chiefly by oil companies holding back production in lieu of higher prices. And, if the goings on in "ichita Kansas, are any indication, that's where much of the problem is. These oil companies are producing their wells only at a minimum. And then, the oil they're producing is being held off the market while they wait for a higher price. The oil shortage is caused because oil companies are trying to blackmail the.American consumer into paying the oil company's price for fuel. And, when you get down to it, we really don't have much choice but to pay their price or walk. Now, I don't want to make it look bad on the oil industry, because I was raised to my 230 pounds on money from oil companies. They have a side of this, too. While in Wichita, I visited with the owner of a large oil company. I know him well because my father worked for him for many years. Jack told the oil company's side of the story, and he had a point. Ten years ago, oil companies received a 27% "depletion allowance" from the government, meaning that an oil company could write off much of the expense of drilling a "dry hole." If a driller drilled and got an oil well, he could make some money. If he got a dry hole, or a non-producing well, he could write off much of the expense off his income tax and the money wouldn't be totally wasted. It wasn't such a risk to drill for oil when you could come out of it without a huge financial loss. But, today, Congress has cut that depletion allowance, and if a driller gets a dry hole, it's just his tough luck and he suffers the ASCS working on fuel crisis in an effort to increase efficient distribution of middle distillate fuels, the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) is now working in cooperation with the Texas Railroad Commission in handling request forms. The two agencies hope that the agreement between state and federal agencies will speed up the mandatory allocation to dealers and farmers. One of the two forms available are Form OOG-PAP-20, to be used by wholesale purchasers to request emergency allocation for immediate use. "If the farmer has crops in the field and cannot get fuel to bring them in, that is considered an emergency," said John Stepp at the ASCS office. The other form is OOG-PAP-17, which is used by purchasers of middle distillate fuels in bulk supply to adjust their monthly allocation or to receive a new allocation. The ASCS office has the forms to fill out. and will verify needs in emergency cases and in bulk supply situations if the Texas Railroad Commission requests. Stepp emphasized that the ASCS office did not have the power to get fuel immediately. "We distribute the forms to the farmer, the farmer fills out the forms and presents it to the dealer, who in turn sends the form on to the supplier," Stepp said. It is then up to the supplier to send the Some weeks back, 1 reported in this column my opinion that [Cont'd. on Page 8] fuel to the dealer if they can. bL ............. - .......... 14, vii lq Swinney likes ,life in Clarendon By DAVID EVERMAN as the four, lane ldghway and a road from Hedley to McLean. John Swinney Ires come a long way from Indlau Territory, bhlch he wm peint out as his birthplace, saying that he "wasn't trn in Oklahoma." He might admit to heing an "Okle" at es, but he'll add the reservation that he was there before 51daboma was. One of Douley County's Cannmlsslors, Wlnney came to Clarendon in 1918 from Wins County at the age ]q 25, after buying a boot repair and shoe shop. After a few iears, he decided the shoe repair business wasn't the one for ], so he sold the shop and bought a farm, where he ndsed |ttton, grain and cows for 2.5 years. The farm life got bad after 1t. t,  he switched from the farm to the United States Poet |[! and carried the Naylor Route for 22 years, retiring In 1968 " run for election as county conunlulunor, post he had  by I votes in 1965. HIS son, Dalton, now carri the Naylor Route, INC Swlnney had first been deetod county commissioner In 1961, td after IooIng In 1965 he ran again in 1969, winning the poet l, thne. He de,boo his job as  after roads, bridgoo, , unty property and "other things too numerous to mention." .j lt commi,leners also pay bms and listen to grlevanee at the 74-200 llular meeting on the mmmi Monday of each month. However, 'Whmey places as most Important during his tenure In oflico the tving of county and city roads by the commissioners eonrt, sneh "Douley County has done pretty well with market reads, but yon have to work at it," he said. Swhmey has dire wacnings for the next few years, however. "Everything's changed in the past 2 or 3 years. The new le#slatlon is #ving the counfloo hardhipe, taking away our fine money. Tlds and other chensoo might emt the county f,000." The Swhmeys have two sons, five grsndehlldreu and eight great-grsndehildren. Then, the eldoot son, llve In Weldan Springs Garden, Misesurl, and Balm liras In Clarendon. Swinney married Orpha Gunn in 1913 in Wise County, after first meeting her on s visit to his uncle. He says the first time he m his future wlfe she was a 12-yenr old freckle.faced kld, but the Swinneys wm eelebrsto their 61st anniversary on January S of next year. Swlnney Is presently a member of the Oddfellows and 12-yeac member of the Linns Club. He is ales an ex-Mason, and has been a member of the Methodist Church all of his life, attending the First Methodist Church in Clarendon. His wife is member of the Rehekahs. Swinney summed up life in Donley County by saying, "You've never lived until you've lived in Clarendon." JOHN SWlNNEY..."yo've never Hved until you've lived In Clarendon..." ON PAPER, Clarendon led the ballgame. The Bronehoo ran a total of 65 plays to only 60 for Stlnnett, and the Broncs outgalned the Rattlers in total yards gained, Clarendon with 261 yards and Sthmett with 242 yards. The Brenehoo made 17 first downs to only 1S for Stinnett. But Sthmett outplayed the Brouches when It counted, and Stinnett gooson to the quarter.finuls next week. Clarendon's running game, although it sputtered at tlm, wasn't a bad effort. King #eked up 102 yards in 23 ean4es, Reese gained 96 yards In 21 carrlee, Jerry Holland picked up 43 yards In 12 carries, Jehnny Gmer llalned IS yards tn 4 car',f, and CrosIIn #eked up 4 yards In 2 canioo. ,Clarendon dominated the first qmu.ter of the baligame. The Brenes took the opening klek on their own 30, and murehed 70 yards in 22 plays for the snore. The march was an amazing one, with King, Reese and Holland ploVing for small lumps yardage, and converting two fourth, down plays during the 9-minuto drive. King capped the touchdown drive with a 1-yurd storing run. The idek was bobbled and blocked, but Clurendon led 6-0 with 3 minutes on the elo. Stlmtett,led by quarterbtek Cobb and rmming banks Rink Hageistein and Mike Monden, took over the next serlee and marched 75 yards in 16 plays for the score. Cobb capped the drive with a 2.yard scuring run, and Hageistein made a run for 2 poInts, and it was 8-6 Stinnett. CLARENDON COULDN'T move on the next series, and Danny Monroe punted, but the ball went high and short, setting Sthmett up at the Broncho 42. Six plays later, Cobb want over from the 1 following a previnus 19-yard scamper, and it was 14-6. A pass from Cobb to Charlle Hart made It 16-6. On the next sedoo, Croslln went beck to threw on first dewn, but found no receivers open, and loot 2 yards. One play later, facing a third and 12, he threw the ball up in the air, and Sthmett's defender caught It. Cobb hit Hart with a 33-yard pass, and with 1:04 left In the half, Cobb ran 19 yards untouched for the touchdown. A try for two failed, and It was 22-6 when the buzzer rang. THE BRONCHO defense, fired up from the dressIng room, halted the Stinnett drive on the first series of the second half. Quarterback Reeee led his team from his own 15 to paydirt In 14 plays. Good, long runs by King and Reees ldghiighted the drive, longest run being a 21.yard stamper by Reeee ldmeslL Reeee made the touchdown from 9 yards out. A try for 2 was not successful, and it was 22-12, but a new bull_game for Clarendon. But even though Stinnett couldn't score again, they ate up the dock every time they got the bail. The Bronehoo got one more good drive going, murehing from their own 20 down to the Stinnett 1S, but a fumble gave the ball to Stlnnett and they ran the deck out. FOR CLARENDON, It was a gallant effort by a gallant bunch of Bronchoo. It was a good year, an 8-3 year. And C_wh Noonkester, his assistants, and most of all, his players, deserve the prsles from every football fan around. But even though the season ended Friday night, the Bronchos played hard until the end. Clarendon girl cagers lose first outing Clarendon High School's girls basketball team started the season on an unhappy note Tuesday night, losing 55.43 to the visiting Panhandle team. Leading the scoring for CHS was Pearly Butler with 17 points. Also in double figures were Chris Craft and Pare Mooring with 10 points, Camille Mann rounded out scoring with 6 points. ConeY, Doug Keeney was complimentary of the team, however, noting that they hustled well and stayed in the game, although down 35-26 at the half. He also had high words for Mattie Fields and Talleen Litlefield on their defensive efforts. Clarendon came out of the game injury free with the exception of Pare Mooring, who"got her bell rung," according to Keeney. The injury was not serious. The girls B team also played Tuesday night, losing 58-10. However, some of the B team girls had never played basketball before in a game situation. The girls travel to Groom Tuesday, November 27. The B team plays at 5:30 and the Varsity plays at approximately 7:30.