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December 13, 1973

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The larendon Press, December 13, Page 8 N $3 5' MILLION COTTON CROP THIS YEAR Donley Count's cotton crop Is expected to bring in over three By DEAN SINGLETON I N M N N and one-half million dollars this year, according to the managers of the county's three cotton gins. "The crop this year seems to be a little bettor," admitted Doug Burgess, manager of the Paymaster Gin in Clarendon. "The quality and yield is better and we have had more suitable weather, perfect for cotton farmers, with a late frost." Aecern_g to Burgess, the Paymaster Gin has already weighed In approximately 2,500 bales so far, and weighing in aproximately 150 bales dally. Burgess expects S,000 bales before the end of the harvest. wct. Earl Shields, Manager of the Paymaster Gin in LeHa Lake, called the harvest "exceptionally good." "1 imagine it's because more acres were planted and the cetton is yielding more," Shields continued. "We've got the Iest crop we've ever had here at Leila Lake. Some farmers are getting two bales per acre on dry land, and some Irrigated land cotton is not getting what dry land cotton is. The farmers are planting more cotton due to higher prices, and It's all coming in at once due to the weather. We've got more cotton out on the yard than every before." The West Texas Gln at Hedley Is weighing In I00 bales per day, according to manager W.B. Wiggins. "The weather's been excellent so far," Wiggins said. "There were a few more acres planted, and the yield per acre Is a little better, based on what's come in," he said, explaining thls year's crop. Th only problem with the crop is not enough time and men. "We're working 15 hours a day, 7 days a week," said Wlgglml. "Our only problem Is help," agreed Shields. THE STORY OF COTTON TWO DRUNKS were fumbling around, trying to apartment. "Say," said one, "you don't open the door That's a cigarette butt." "Dang," said the other, "I've smoked my key[" ROY BILBERRY in The Graham News told about a from Boston who was visiting her sister in Graham. was busy one afternoon and asked her to c[o the shopping. supermarket, she stood in front of the dairy counter and: said to the clerk, "Excuse me, please, but could you which kind of buttermilk I should buy to make The clerk shook her head and said, "It wouldn't difference, honey, you ain't gonna make no cornbread anyway, with that accent." ' AND ROY told a good Christmas story the other da, anybody in the Christmas spirit. Late one Christmas eve in a rough part of town, wasn't safe to be out at night, four little boys were dra bag down the street. A minister, coming home from a midnight service, them and said, "Well, what have we here? This late at dragging that bag down the street, rll bet ybu are up Don't you children know that if you do that, old Santa won't come to see you?" The smallest of the little fellows looked up at the said, "Who do you think we've got in the bag?" AND WE'D like to congratulate the city for downtown streets. It sure makes the atmosphere THERE'S A GOOD story that's been passed around the newspapers the past several weeks, and we'd like to you. It bears some thought. It is titled "A Tall Tale Story." Once upon a time at the corner of Where's It All What's Happening a grasshopper was stretched out on smoking pot. The summer sun beaming down on his didn't have a care in the world. Then along came an ant, his attache case full'of grain, for the First National Silo. "Like man, sit down, rap with me and let your mind said the grassh0pper..."Drop out of that ant race." stopped for a moment. He looked over at the faded blue jeans and the old Army jacket. "No thanks," ant, shaking his head. "I'm preparing for the cold lies ahead. It will be here all too soon. I think you'd better same." "Why worry about the winter? All you ants care about almighty barley. You're hung up on material whole world is dominated by economics. Winterl Winter[ That's all I ever hear from you. What a drag. r The ant straightened his tie, picked up his attache continued on his way. The winter was severe. The United States Weather called it "the worst in the past fifteen years." The had no place to go; his commune had been razed for income housing project. He had no food and found starving. He applied for unemployment compensation but found ineligible, sine he had never worked. The grasshopper that he would have to make some sacrifices. He went! Laundromat, threw his clothes into a machine, and the back room, where he washed his face and heavens!" he thought of himself. "Am I Establishment?" He quickly dismissed the thought mind. He combed his hair, polished his beads and put clothes. He then went to the ant and asked for food. said the ant. "I worked all summer while you nothing. You made your bed, now lie in itl" "All that blasted washing for nothing," grasshopper disgustedly. Two weeks later, much to the ant's surprise, he notice from the government that there would be a 20 deduction from his grain to help support the The ant tried to call his Senator to protest the action told by the Senator's office that his elected the campaign trail. The ant found out that the senator was scheduled night in the state capitol...to a massive group 'Wiseman' to show Mrs. MeGarlty's Resource Room will present a play The Forgetful Wiseman, on December 14 at 1:30 p.m. will be given in the Old College Auditorium. The I invited. The cast of characters includes: Michas, a shepherd Willie Weatherton; Leander, a pet lamb who talks, James Sarah, a village girl, Rena Gardner; Melchoir, the wiseman, Bryan Schafer; Kindheart, a camel who talks, Calloway; Balthazar, a wiseman, Barbara Smith; wiseman, Allan White; Angel, Sharon Leeder; Harris; Mary, Glenda Gains; Shepard, Willie shepher, Darrell Gillam. Scout News The Eagle Scouts Award Presentation will be afternoon, December 16, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Clarendon College. All Scouts and Explorers, parents, iends and invited to attend. peaking for the occasion will be C. L. Kasy of resentation will be made by Frank Phelan, president Adobe Walls Council. Thirteen Boy Scouts of Troop No. 33 hauled eight of sand to their project at the Greenbelt Lake Sunday The following boys worked: Richard Sanchez, Le Re Stan Leffew, I_nny Garman, Butch Blackburn, Wade Porter. Jon Nichols, Terry Putman, Danial Kyle Hill, Shane Swinney and Phil Burdan. Church hosts s The First Christian Church of Clarendon will have speaker, former minister Bedford W. Smith, now of Texas, on Sunday, December 16, to preach a special sermon, "Room For Jesus" at the 11 a.m. regular worship For the 6 p.m. hour. he will deliver an all.scripture the Life of Christ, entitled "For God So Loved the The public is invited to attend either or both