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December 6, 1973

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DRESSED at Clarendon College are Ginger Bolerjaek and Tregellas. [Press Photo] SCHOOL SPIRIT winners at Clarendon College include Pippen and Joe Pride. [Press Photo] ATHLETIC at Clarendon College are Sharon Jarrett and Brown. [Press Photo] DEPENDABLE at Clarendon College are Chormalne and Joe Perrin. Presentations were made Tuesday night ',C [Press Photo] ! PltOMORE CLASS Faverltee at Clarendon College are Pm I, and Roger Warm. [Press Photo] MR..AND MISS CJC at Clarendon College are Joe Perrin and Pam Gattis. [Press Photo] MOST BEAUT1FtJL and Most Handsome at Clarendon CeHege are Glenda PoweH and Radney Edwards. [Press Photo] FRESHMAN CLASS FAVORITES include Donna Sargent and Gene Reynolds. Reynolds is not pictured. [Press Photo] MOST WESFERN at Clarendon Collage art Diane Pemme and Rodney Edwards. [Press Photo] ARKET" M Ma-xet activity increased in Central exas and on the Texas Plains during the week, according to the Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, Elsewhere in the Western Region, activity remained about the same level as previous weeks. Both foreign and domestic mill inquiries increased. Mill purchases, however, were generally limited to cotton for prompt delivery. Merchants and shippers continued to seek cotton to fill earlier sales. Growers delivered the bulk of current ginnings on contracts made earlier in the year. Growers with uncomlnitted cotton offered freely in most locations but sometimes rejected bid prices. Spot cotton prices fluctuated during the week but ended the week iigher. Harvesting efforts continued to make good progress in most locatios, Rain slowed the harvest in portions of nearly all Western Region states for short periods of time during the week. Killing frosts or freezes were reported in some sections of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona during the week, Growers in South Texas were preparing land for the next crop. The Clarendon Press, December 6, Page 7 By DEAN SINGLETON I ATTENDED a meeting of The Texas Press Association over the weekend in Dallas, leaving here on Friday. We drove to Dallas Friday night, attending the meeting Friday night and all day Saturday, then got up early Sunday morning to make the return trip home. But wait. All the sergice stations were closed. We heard on the news that 2% of the stations in Dallas were still open. We could probably have found a station that was open, but then we figured that we might not find another station open between Dallas and Clarendon, so we played it safe and stayed an extra day, coming home on Monday. It cost me an extra day. l didn't drive S0 miles an hour like the President asked. I drove 70. Since it cost me an entire day, I didn't think I could spare two more hours to drive 50 mph. Also, 1 would probably have got my tail bashed in at S0, since I saw only one car in the 600-mile round trip that was observing the S0 mph. Other than that one car, I couldn't tell any difference in the traffic speed. Saturday night before the stations closed, cars were lined up for blocks waiting for some fuel. I would bet my right toe that if the truth were known, not a gallon of gasoline was was all bought Saturday night. I saw a piece in the paper the other day with some interesting statistics about the gas shortage, if indeed there really is one. Ths story pointed out that if all the anti-pollution equipment could be removed from America's cars for about a year, then gasoline consumption would be reduced by 35%. And that would be enough to solve the shortage. Of course, the almighty ecologists wouldn't stand for that. But statistics show that 35% less gasoline would be used if the anti-smog stuff could be removed. Looks like to me that it would be a good idea to remove this smog stuff long enough to cure the energy crisis. Then, when the government and the big oil companies quit playing games and we have plenty of fuel again, we could install the equipment back on the cars and go back to getting poor gas mileage again. That probably doesn't make any sense to the ecology-minded Senate, though. Send Santa Letters to Clarendon Press Christmu is less thmt three weeks away, and that Jolly old eft, Santa Claus, still doesn't know what all the Htlie kiddies want for Christmas. Time Is growing short, and everybody knows the marl sorvlce is a little slow, especially to the North Pole. So, Santa has asked The Clarendon Pres for some help, and we hove agreed to help Idm. Santa hoa placed a giant-sized mall box in the front office of The Clarendon Press, and it will remain here until December 21. ff you want to write Santa a letter, yu can bring that letter to The Clarendon Press and drop it in the box yourself. Or, ff you can't get to the Press office, you can mall It to Santa Claus, The Clarendon Press, Box m0, Clarendon, Texas. Santa will pick up his mall here once a week, and get to work on those Chrlstnma wishes. He will also allow the staff of The Clarendon Press to publish letters in Its Christmas edition. So don't walt a minute. Write that letter to Santa, and bring It by the blg mailbox at The Clarendon Press. Hit or Miss By DAVID EVERMAN For the past 13 or so years, the United States has been spending millions of dollars (billions, in fact) on a space program that I cannot really see much sense in having. We have lost three men in this program during a fire in a testing program for the Apollo spaceship, and darn near lost three more last year when another Apollo blew partly in two. Now we are wasting money on an inefficient windmill floating around out in space that is rather rapidly falling apart, and eidently wasn't too well put together in the first place. If we spend billions of dollars on something like that, we should at least demand that it work properly. Maybe we could get a 10-month-or-10-million-mile guarantee from the manufacturers. I used to be almost fanatically pro-space program, but at the moment it's not too evident why we need the space program. We need to go traipsing around in a freezing vacuum like we need, well, a hole in the head. And there is no reason we need the moon enough to spend all the money we have spent on it. If we want cheese we've got Holland. It also seems to be a lot of trouble to go through to find out how the earth was formed, when we've got all kinds of theories from which to choose. Even if the astronauts do find anything conclusive, 1 personally don't think I'll sleep better knowing that the "Big Bang" theory was right after all. Some people may contend that America needs the moon for military reasons, which is as preposterous as can be. There is little, if any, military value in the moon, and no civilian use except for people who would chop it up and sell it as genuine moon-rock, or the actual place where Neff Armstrong stepped when he took the first step. (What would be the lunar equivalent of Plymouth Rock?) The moon is right where it should be, and we are right where we should be. The moon is doing just dandy for us right now, what with handling our tides and acting as a conversation piece for lovers who go walking. The moon also has a habit of turning Lon Chaney, Jr. into a werewolf, but that's not enough to warrant our invading it. Getting down to the meat.and potatoes of the matter, which is OK unless on Friday, the United States is throwing away money so wastefully on the space program that it is actually and truly pitiful. I would much rather have my tax money used to support some welfare mother than thrown away on a useless contraption that does very little good except get some astronauts away from home for two months. We could find better ways to spend our money if we really have to spend it. Unless, of course, we end up back in Southeast Asia, and I would much rather have tax money wasted in outer space than in Asia. At least it doesn't kill anybody in outer space, or not as many. There are so many things crying for money here on earth. Many people could benefit now, rather than only a few thousand bespectacled scientists. I'm not knocking scientists. I planned on being one until I ran afoul of Chemistry and alegebra, and decided to pick on another profession. The money could be spent much more gainfully if we could get it away from NASA. For example, the American Cancer Society needs the money (we have a chapter of the ACS here, by the way). All sorts of organizations need the money, and a few private individuals such as myself wouldn't cry if they got it (just kidding). Or then, we could use the money to paint new 50 mile an hour ...... speedlL,'git sisns. Speaking of the fuel.situationiny gallons of fuel does it take to get one of those rockets o the ground? 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