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December 6, 1973

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Volume !I, No. 45 Thursday, December 6, 1973 Clarendon, Donley County, Texas I Salt Fork Classic opens today The annual Salt Fork Classic basketball tournament will tip off Thursday morning at the Clarendon College fieldhouse. In the boys bracket. EsteUine and Stinnett start off the tourney at 9:00 a.m., followed by Lefors-Lo:kney at 12:00 noon. The winners of these two games will meet at 9:00 a.m. Friday and the losers will meet at 6:00 p.m. Friday. Other Thursday action for the boys is Paducah and Silverton at 6:00 p.m., plus Valley High and Clarendon at 9:00 p.m. The \\; . winners of these two games wdl meet at 12:00 noon Friday. The losers of the games will meet at 9:00 p.m. Friday. The championship game for the boys takes place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, and the end of the losers' bracket takes place at 9:00 p.m. Saturday. In the girls division, Estelline and Stinnett start off at 10:00 a.m., followed by Silverton and Lefors at h30 p.m. The winners of these games will meet at 10:30 a.m. Friday, and the losers of the games will clash at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Other girls' games are Valley High and Clarendon Junior College at 4:30 p.m. and Clarendon High School versus Paducah at 7:30 p.m. The winners of these two games will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday and the losers will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The girls championship will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday and the final game in the losers bracket will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. CLARENDON BRONCHO basketball team is wed into the Members of the varsity are, front row, Tommy HHI, Smith, David Lewis, Scott Hamilton and Larry Doane. Back row, Alan Harper, Kenneth Kenneth King and Danny Mouree. basketball coach. [Prose Photo] Beese, Randy Croslin, Coach Dung Keeney is Bronchos win second game Churemdlon Branehos first team boys won their second of the season ]-ues41ay nisht with a .45,2.. over High scorer for Clarendon was Randy Croslin with 9 y Monroe, Kenneth Reese and Scott Hamilton each 8 points, Kenneth King had 6 points, Larry Doane had 4 and David Lewis had 2 points to round out the Broncho High scorers for Groom were David Britten, with 6 and Stun Britteh with 6 points. "This was only our second of practice," Coach Doug Keeney said, "and the players : to move around better. They are moe aggressive on boards and will improve every week." The 'B' team boys also won, beating Groom 47-32. High for the Broncs were Steve King with 15 points and Gary with 13 points. Others scoring for the 'B' team were John with 5 points, Eddy Eads, Mike Newhouse and Velma with 4 points each and Alan Hamilton with 2 points. scorer for Groom was Chris Britten with 13 points. The A team girls lost Tuesday night, 60-48, also playing Groom. High scorer for the Bronchettes was Pearly with 28 points. Other girls scoring were Pam Mooring 12 points, Camille Mann with 6 points and Donna Gardner 2 poiits. High scorer for Groom was Rose Kuehler with 42 Monday night, the boys and girls junior varsity traveled to to take on the Lakeview varsity teams. The boys team charged for drugs Three Ciagendon youths were arrested early Thursday by Police Chief Gary Gerdes on charges of possession of uana. The three were arraigned Saturday and released on cash bond. They are Gary Dale Vinson, Stephen Edgar and Roger Dale Wheeler. The youths were arrested when Gerdes walked up to their car question them about a rock-throwing incident and smelled the of marijuana. They were held in the jail until charges were Saturday. won 66-64, with Steve King scoring 32 points and Gary Jack cor;  22 ir, tS The "rls 'B' team lot to the Lakeview varsity :: 'g po , . ,gl . ...... : ...... 63-19. Ava Hastey led the scoring with 12 points and Christi Cagle, Gloria Cailoway and Roberta Barker each scored 2 points and Rosolyn Shields scored 1 point to round out the scoring. Bulldogs now 2-0 The Clarendon Bulldogs raised their conference record to 2-0 with an on the road victory over South Plains Junior College at Levelland Monday night. Clarendon edged past South Plains by a score of 73-68 in this important game. "The thing that pleased me the most about this game was our rebounding effort. This is due primarily to Joe Pride hitting his last season's form finally. Junior Siegeler is also making a tremendous amount of progress," Coach Jack Hedden said. Leading rebounder for the Bulldogs was Joe Pride with 23 rebounds. Junior Siegeler also topped the 20 mark with 21 rebounds. Others pulling in rebounds for Clarendon were Herman Brown with 18, Evander Ford with 4 and Davey Graham with 3. Top scorer was Ford with 21 points, followed by Pride's 18, Brown's 16, Graham's 12 and Siegeler with.,6 "loints. Hedden said, "We played raggedly, but you have to give South Plains credit for that. They varied their defense and made us get away from what we were trying to do offensively. "It was a big game for us, our first conference game on the road. It was important for us to win it. The thing we have to concentrate on now, however, is the game with Howard County," Hedden continued. The Bulldogs travel to Big Spring Monday night to take on Howard County Junior College, the pre-season pick to win the conference, and is averaging almost 104 points per game, so the Bulldog defense has its work cut out. "If we can beat Howard County at their place, it could provide the spark to really make us tougher. We need the support of our fans and student body to help us prepare for this game. I feel like we'll be ready to play when we go down there." Donley Hospital short on patients The Donley County Medical Center has more nursing home patients on the waiting list than it can hope to handle, but the hospital is still relatively empty. Hospital Administrator Dale Martin reported Tuesday that the nursing home, with 22 patients, is filled to capacity. Some 14 patients are on the waiting list for the nursing home. Three patients were in the 20-bed hospital Tuesday. They were Barcus Antrobus, Margaret Thompson and W.W. Ashcraft. Mrs. Martin reported that 8 patients went through the hospital's emergency room Sunday fgr various ailments or injuries. Mrs. Martin said that the staff is complete for both sides of the medical center, with a total of 31 employes at the facility. She said that few adjustments were required during the recent inspection by the State Health Department, which was made Friday. The facility has not yet undergone an inspection to qualify for Medicare. That inspection is set for Dec. 18, 19 and 20. Mrs. Martin said the Medicare money would be paid retroactive to the day the hospital opened. The hospital has still not received some $12,000 in Medicare money from the last time the hospital was open. Mrs. Martin said that she still expects that money and attributed the lateness of the payment to the fact that'the papers weren't worked up correctly. She said Medicare is conducting an audit of the hospital's case, and she expects payment of that money when the audit is complete. "If we don't get it then, 1 guess we'll call the congressman," she said. With few hospital patients, the money flow for the hospital operations has been slim, but Mrs. Martin said that the district could use tax money to finance operations for awhile until more patients are admitted to the hospital. City Christmas lights to be turned on late The City of Clarendon will not light its Christmas decorations until Christmas week, or possibly the week before, according to city secretary Buddy Knorpp. The candles will not be lit until the week of Christmas or the week before. The star on the tower will be lit at approximately the same time as the candles. As to, the fuel situation, Knorpp added that the city would not cut down on any services as long as gasoline is available. He would not say what services would be cut if gasoline became scarce, ut he emphasized that no cuts in service would be made as long as gasoline was available. ALL-REGIONAL BAND memhom from Clarendon Include Farrel MeAfee, tuba; Janle Hall and Regina Knorpp, comet; Mary MeGarity, alternate cornet; and Kevin Cates, alternate tombone. The band consists of the best bandsmen in the region. The All.Region Band wm present n concert on January 12 at Canyon High School under the direction of Dr. Charles Traylor of Abllene Christian College. [Press Photo] Beryl Clinton likes to work with area's young people By DAVID EVERMAN Beryl Clinton is an educator, and always has been. Despite a stint in the insurance business, he's an educator at and he knows it now. "I like to work with young people," said,"that's why I returned to teaching. I enjoy my role dean here because 1 have a chance to lead the young people productive lives." Clinton is Dean of Academics and Training, although he came to Clarendon in 1966 as Dean of the College. Clinton was certainly no to Clarendon, having taught mathematics at Clarendon School, besides being head football coach at the high school Clarendon College, plus girls basketball the high school. Clinton was born in Taylor County in 1923, but shortly his moved to a farm near Stanton, in Martin County. He grew there, in the company of 6 brothers and 2 sisters, and from high school there. After that he went to West State University on a football scholarship, and also ran the in track. He got his Bachelor's degree in Physical in 1947 with a minor in Government and Speech, his education was interrupted by a 4-year stint in the forces. He started teaching in Clarendon, where he taught coached football. After a year at Childress, he was offered the head coaching job at Clarendon High School, and so moved to Clarendon for two years. This was when he also coached at the college. After two years of coaching at CHS, Clinton felt himself becoming too highly strung for the job, so he moved on to Horace Mann Junior High School in Amarillo. At Horace Mann he taught Physical Education and science, plus coaching football and wrestling. After four years at Horace Mann, Clinton decided to try something other than teaching. He then joined up with Estate Life Insurance Company of Amarillo as a part time agent. Three years later, when he resigned from the company, he was holding the office of assistant to the president. After his life insurance days, Clinton came back to Donley County as County Guidance Counselor. In this office, he acted as guidance counselor "for Clarendon College, Clarendon High School, Clarendon junior high and elementary schools, a school at Ashtola and one at Lelia Lake, plus the Hedley schools. After a year of this, Clinton returned to Amarillo as a counselor at Palo Duro High School, and ended up an administrative assistant. One year after gaining the Palo Duro post, he found himself back home in Stanton, where he was superintendant for three years. In 1966, he came back to Clarendon and this time has evidently settled down, for he has been here ever since. One of the things Clinton has'done is to re-establish a boxing program in Clarendon. "I think the interest in boxing is growing again here in Clarendon. As a result of this interest, we felt that some of the kids around here should be given the opportunity to participate. Through boxing, physical conditioning is necessary and quick thinking is an absolute if you wish to remain healthy in the ring. Boxing gives some of them an opportunity to participate in an activity as an individual, whereas they might not get a chance to participate in a team sport," Clinton said. He explained how the equipment for the boxing program was financed by the college, and although he is the only coach, there is enough parental help to make the program a success. Clinton married Billie Quinn in 1944. The Clintons have two children, both sons. The eldest, Gary, is an assistant administrator in the veterans hospital in Amarillo and the younger of the two, Charles, is a sophomore music major at Clarendon College. Clinton is a member of the Lions Club, is a Maso n, and is a member of the First Baptist Church. He is also a member of the Texas State Teachers Association, the Texas State Junior College Teachers Association, and the Texas Association of Instructional Administrators. BERYL CLINTON ..... he keeps things going at Clarendon College. [Press Photo] /