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The Clarendon Press, December 9, Page 2 THIS CAST OF "Babes in Toylund" wm present the play Sunday afternoon at Clarendon College. Time for the play is 2:30 p.m. Vaughan rites today Final rites for Dewey l, Vaughan, 74, of Big Spring and formerly of Clarendon, are se for 2 p.m. Sunday i Schooler-Gordon-Robert son Fu- neral Home Chapel here. The Rev. Joe Sullivan. pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church here, will officiate, Burial will be in Citizens Centetery here Vaughan, who died Thuvsda 3 in Big Spring after a hmg illness, was making'his hornu,, with a daughter, M(-lqbie Holland of Big Spring. He lived in Clarendon for 25 years before moving to Big Spring. Born in I)allas, he was a retired farmer and a Mason. Masonic servic:es will be held at the cemetery. Survivors include his wife. Georgia; two other daughter. Mrs. Margaret Hawley of 1613 Buntin in Amarillo, and Mrs. Bille Gable of Rege, Norway; a brother, Johnny Vaughan off Rockwall; a sister, Mrs. Rose Sutton of Dallas; eight grand children and 13 great-grand- children. ... you're financing a new car ... it could be profitable fo examine the specs of the contract as closely as you do those of the car. Let us show you why bank financing (especially at our bank) is the businesslike and more advantageous way to budget your car-buying. THE DONLEY COUNTY STATE BANK Clarendon, Texas Hit or Miss  B DAVID EVERMAN -; .. :.ana=i,.a=i=,mi..: ..' /-' ."" ,i America numbers itself among the nations that have a vice-president again. Congress got Gerald Ford sworn in lhursday as the nuw veep, which immediately raised several question:; in the air around out nation's capitol. The biggie, of course, is when would be done about President Nixon now that here is a nice. cmservative Republican to take his place. The big umo is no that Nixon will resign because Ford is capable of !mning lhe laox the way the show ought to be run. I kinda doubt d,at, though. But then, I didn't think that other uy wmh] resign either. But there is more at stake here than was at stake in lhe Agnew case. For one thing, Nixon will have to go through lh." same if-he-resigned-he-must-be-guilty thing that Avncw dkk-Aqd Nixon has no specific crimes to which to plead holo omleltere,' although we could probably think some up if we tried bard enough. It wouldn't take a whole lot of thinking to (t il, either. But anyway, there's not much of a chance that Nixon will resign, tf he hangs onto the job as long as he has, in the face of what he has, 1 doubt if he will vacate the post now that people are iirin, ol Watergate and Nixon's income tax cheatings, such as taking d:ductions hr his vice-presidential papers that he donated to the Smithsonian as a part of our natural heritage. Next time the tax deadline rolls around again I'm going to use that one. There:s to much at stake for him to resign now, hope as we may lhat he will. He's in until '76 anyway you look at it, so here's not much /ope in hassling him about resigning. But maybe i'/s best at that, or at least not as bad. if Ford ends up in the Presidency, that will mark the first time in history that America will have had a non-elected president, even though he was roundly approved by the House and Senate. Minor as that point may be, Thomas Jefferson would roll over in his grave a the thought of it. Ford would be the first man since King George to rule America without the consent of Americans, and would be the first president the American people would have had no choice in selecting. But there is one bright side of it. If Ford messes up. we do not have to kick ourselves about it. l-his may be a cliche, but there is too much to lose if Nixon resigns, one of which would be world prestige--but you can't really say how much effect Nixon's resignation would have until the 1970 campaign starts. The other day, 1 was driving along and saw a bumper sticker saying "America-Love it or Leave it." It upset me to think that that particular bumper sticker was still in existence after its rise to popularity a few years back. It aggravates me to think that some people believe that to criticise America is the same as hating America. 1 may not support everything the government does, and 1 will admit that it has faults that do need correcting. VII not maintain that we are living in Shangri-La, since we both know that we aren't, and some faults do exist. It is not only our right to raise our voices in criticism if we think voices should be raised, bin our duty. It's not what America is that l dislike, but what it might become if we say there are no faults. All I can say t the "'l,ove it or Leave it" people is that there is a nation where the press doesn't criticise the government, laborers rio not strike, and the young people accept things the wv they are. It's called Russia. QUESTIONS PEOPL ASK By: Weldon Rives, Minister First United Methodist Church in light of the current trend of fashions, lax moral which contribute to an increase of broken homes; consumption of alcoholic beverages and the growing use drugs,among other conditions, it is not unusual to hear question if morality can be legislated. The events of the past decades have caused young adults to take a freer approach in that they no longer appear willing to be bound by a strict and ethical code of conduct. There is more support for a legalization of alcoholic beverages, growing parimutual gambling and recently there were overtones legalizing houses of prostitution in the state and through the nation. The prime statement in support of action is "People are going to do it anyway, so why not mak legal?" Well, they are also going to murder,, rape, steal, cheat, etc. If you begin legalizing immorality, sinfulness, corruption because "they are going to do it anyway" then is no end to what must be so iegalizedl No, I thinkit has been proven that you can't legi but just because people are going to do it and are going doing it, is no reason to give approval to that which is the betterment of humanity. We are confronted with a today that is full of moral perversions. The minister and i church which stands against approving moral often severly criticized, persecuted,rejected and scoffed it is the responsibility of Christians-ministers and laity speak out bluntly and courageously against or act that is immoral and indecent. He who seeks to dilute the Christian life with indecency and corruption wants the comfort and. hope that brings into our lives, but shys away from the moral demandS makes. Jesus said [John 14:15] "if you love me, keep commundment." Christian morality is summed up in willingness to be obedient unto God. Yet, g discipleship is expressed in the event that we are obedient His commandments. Yet, many so-called "Christians", who take an active part in the life of the church, support it their time, talent, gifts, presence, etc., are also the ones often make God's demands for moral cleanliness and s uprightness of life, mind, and heart. At the heart of the Christian life there is a vigorous which demands a strong social passion that insists u democratic r" ,hts, and public and private morality whereby! true disciple ao:tains from all forms of evil - even to that may only appear to be evil, for its appearance may weaker brother to fall into sin if we indulge in its Morality cannot be legislated, but Christ has given us claim to be His disciples the way in which we are to go. And seek to take liberty with what He has demanded, then we in peril of the Judgement. Grace and During December On All New Dodge, Chrysler, and Plymouth Automobiles & H&ups---and All Used Cm and Tme00 Purchasers of Any of These Units During December will be eligible Several Valuable Gifts To Be Given Away December 22nd and First i!. ITEMS ItLL BE ON DISPI.Y IN OT $tlOW ROOM the Year. Any 0t Our Chrysler Products Are Economical To ! 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