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December 23, 1973     The Clarendon Enterprise
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December 23, 1973

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Congratulations to Jimmy Floyd named to the Panhandle Superstar team. Clarendon's certainl very proud of these two outstanding athletes. Diamonds seem to be the "in" Christmas present this year. Belinda Tanner got a diamond ring from Tommy Hill. Debbie Robertson got some diamond earrings from Danny Holland. Tracy Cagle got some diamond earrings from Ted Tyler. Laura Holland received a diamond necklace from Scott Hamilton. Johnny Gerner gave Tami Douthit a diamond ring. Pat Trout received a diamond ring from Mike Leeper, but it is not an ordinary "diamond ring." Jean Brandes received the same type of diamond ring as Pat's from Jerry Holland. All of the girls were excited, but Pat and Jean seemed more "hysterical" than the rest. (I wonder how "Zales" felt?) Well, when school is out, it's certainly hard to find out news. I guess this week's column will just have to be short. Until next year .... Happy New YearI[ t00lMlU|r'00m _., AND Panhandle Press Association West Texas Press Association The Clarendon Press is published semi-weekly every week of the year, at 204 South Kearney Street in Clarendon, Texas, 79226 The Clarendon Press Is entered as second class matter in the U. S. Post Office, Clarendon, Texas, 79226. Second class postage Is pald at U. S. Post Office, Clarendon, Texas, 79226. Malllng address in P. O. Box III0, Clarendon, Texas, 79226. Subscript/on rate In Donley County Is $4.50 per year. SubscHp- tion rates outside the eeunty are $5.50. The lrendon Press was established on May 1, 1972, in Clarendon, Texas. The Clarendon Press is a home-owned pqbllcation. W. Dean Singleton is owner and publisher. Any enmneous reflection upon the character of any person or firm acmring in these columns wm be gladly and promp6) corrected upon being brought to the attention of the publisher. The Press prints the news as it happens, and not as it wants it to happen. Last Monday night the personnel of the Greenbelt Water Authority had their Christmas par/y at the club. Twenty attended this gala occasion. Wednesday night a large crowd participated in "Family Night." The Christmas buffet, prepared by Mrs. Buckley, was really good and everybody enjoyed the fun and games. Thursday noon the Duplicate Bridge Club met at the clubhouse for luncheon and cards. Julia Beck was the hostess and the high pointers were Nell Barnhill in first place and Avis Benson in second. The families of the city of Clarendon held their Christmas party last Thursday night at the club and all reported a very enjoyable evening. The Men's Golf Association and "Pro" Lendon have just about completed the remodeling of the pro shop. The new Astro-Turf carpet looks great and we hope that it will withstand the golfers cleats. Please make your New Year's party reservations with Fern as the clubhouse right away. It's going to be lots of fun and you can start the New Year off right with black-eyed peas and roast pig for breakfast. Byerlys have a son Mr. and Mrs. George Byedy of Burlesen, former residents of Clarendon, are the proud parents of a baby boy, Marcus Aaron Byedy, who was bern December 12. The new baby weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces, and is cortain to be a future basketball player. George was head basketball coach here until last summer, and Pat was employed by West Texas Utilities. II III I Mr. and Mrs. George Emott, Dean, Mary Kay and Sam of Grapevine visited Saturday with her uncle; Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Quattlebaum. . ' p 00...and We're ready to help you make it so As a customer of ours, you have access to our extensive experience, facilities and connections.., to help you make this new year one of your better ones. If you're not already using our services, the beginning of a new year is a good time to start doing so. THE DOHLEY COUNTY STATE B,ANK Clarendon, Texns I want to wish this country a Happy New Year--a much happier one than it has had the past one[ And I want to wish all of you likewise [ Things have looked pretty grim nationally most of 1973, but I just can't believe they are going to stay that way foreverl If I know Americans, we shall slap back at our misfortunes with all wv got. With Christmas just past and the New Year coming up, we just have to feel a revival of our spirits, take a refreshed view and stop being fearful. We shall brace ourselves for the rigors ahead and arm ourselves with the necessary courage to solve our problems. It may take us awhile, but we shall accomplish our goals. I believe that[ I think we may look with renewed confidence toward better things for this country in the next year. I don't have to tell you I'm no economist and no expert on political diagnosis, but don't you feel that the furor in Washington has caused us to re-evaluate the priorities we've been holding? Do you feel with me that a trend has begun to reverse the centralization of power; that Congress has begun to awaken to its responsibilities; that our system of checks and balances is WORKING? We wish we could clear away the smokescreen of diversionary tactics so we could see what's really going on, but perhaps we are better off to trust the powers that be to the Lord since they are ordained of Him. If we condemn dishonesty in our leaders, we may well ourselves whether we have the innocence to cast the first If we do enough soul searching, we just may regain some of Christian concepts that made this country great. They will any country great because they make great menl If this maze of sad national events has made us more of our responsibilities as citizens, if our legislators see to function in closer adherence to the intent of the because of it, if it turns us back toward God and His way, then i is worth all the pain and we shall see the hand of God and using evil men to accomplish good for us. We may have lost faith in some of the men in high surely we have not lost faith in our system. It isn't perfect, but t still works better than any other. We have a great deal more fear from the breakdown of moral fiber out in the boondock., of the misdeeds of the relative handful of government who have disappointed us. Everybody on Capital Hill is playing Adam: "Look, HE did not M EI" And nobody believes anybody any morel How recognize the truth if it ever comes out? But let us make every effort to be positive in thought action, and may we all look earnestly and confidently to future, having faith in the God of the universe. Happy New Year to as everyone! What happened Christmas,t? Sunday dinner was held in the home of Mrs. D.T. Smailwood. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. J.G. McAnear, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Todd, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie McAnear, Todd and Jennifer, all of Clarendon, and Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Cross, Billy Cross and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Robinson, all of Denton. Gifts were exchanged Sunday night. Visiting with Mrs. Carl Adams during the holidays were her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Butch Lane of Amarillo and her granddaughter, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Woody of Oklahoma City, Okla., and their two sons, Alex and Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Glen Adldns spent Christmas Day in Amarillo visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hal Riley. Visiting their parents over the holidays were Mrs. Ann Karnes and family of Amarillo, the Charlie Slavins of Houston and the Pat Slavins of San Angelo. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Strndley and son Brad of Chicago, Illinois, Jean and Loyd Richardson of Odessa, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Page and their four daughters of lreford were Christmas guests of the Ira Page family. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas H. Lowe and family of Columbia, Missouri, spent the holidays with his mother, Mrs. Walter Lowe, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Spradling of Hedley. Jim Swift Jr. spent the holiday with his sister, Mrs. Em Simmons, and then visited with his mother, Mrs. J.D. Swift Amarillo. Mr. and Mrs. BronMe MeNabb of Waco visited over Christmas holidays with her parents and brother, Mr. and Emmett O. Simmons and Jem. Mr. and Mrs. Darell Harper and Alan spent part of Christmas holiday in Brownwood visiting Mr. and Mrs. Karens, Sheilia and Kris. On Christmas Day both traveled to San Angelo to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Dean and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Harper and Shell. Mr. and Mrs. John White celebrated their 50th anniversary at the home of their son, Mr. and Mrs. Their son, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. White and children from Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Deaton of Amarillo and Mrs. Della also attended. Judge and Mrs. Billy Chrlstal spent the Christmas with their daughter, Mrs. John Boone, in Canyon. Visiting in the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Payne were Eda Wallin of Levelland, Mr. and Mrs. Ike O'Neal, Mr. Alfred McNabb of Amarillo and Mrs. G. C. Murphy of THANK KNORPP INSURANCE AGENCY oo :'' C:lorondon