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Canyon Sunday News (Newspaper) - October 4, 1970, Canyon, Texas The Canyon sunday news vol. 3 no. 4 Canyon Texas sunday october 4, 1970 1 Section 8 pages eagles stun westerners 16 -12 Prichard Sparks ground onslaught by Troy Martin paced by the Power til running of Cliff Prichard and a defense that made yardage dearer than real estate in downtown Dallas the Canyon eagles stunned the Lubbock westerners Friday night before a Homecoming crowd in Buffalo bowl. The score was i6-12-the margin of an extra Point and a Field goal from the gifted toe of Edwin Mcbride. Beautiful Jan Westfall was named chs Home coming Queen Friday night before an enthusiastic crowd of admirers escorting her Oft the Field were Mike Shadix student Council vice president and Duane Harp Council president see Story inside ambulance service City to study contract Canyon City commission thursday night gave tacit approval to financial participation in supplying ambulance service for the City. The commission tabled any action in order to study a 1967 contract Between the City and Lagrone funeral Home. That contract was in effect for Only 22 Days and was never exercised. It provided that the City pay Lagrone funeral Home $562 a month for providing ambulance service and permitted the firm to charge up to $10 a Call for such service. Jerry Lagrone owner of the company told the City commission that he has already had a meeting with a committee from Randall county commissioners court and that there was a consensus that the county should participate in ambulance Cost. The committee was composed of county commissioners Glenn Dowlen and Bill Butler. Lagrone said one of the commissioners mentioned participation at $2 x a month and the other $250. Lagrone told both the City and county that about 16 percent of his ambulance Calls Are Mude outside the City and collections run Overall about 70 percent. He said the usual charge for a City Call has been $20 while the charge for an out of town Call runs $30 and up depending upon the distance. Lagrone said providing ambulance service is a dead expense to his firm. Quot we know we could save $1,500 a month by not having it and wed be delighted for the tax payers to have it a he declared. Commissioner Ken Olsen asked How Many of the people hired for ambulance service also do other work around the funeral Home. La Grone replied that it requires two employees around the clock to be available for ambulance service and that he would not require these people if he were not providing ambulance service. A we have to be Able to As sure our constituents that we Are not subsidizing your permanent employees a Olsen stated. The commissioner also wanted a breakdown on Cost of service to the City and to the county. Lagrone said he did not have this breakdown immediately available. A if the City had to run it itself we would have to have some employees and equipment a said mayor j. Manly Bryan. Bryan figured that keening of quot pop oboe on Call 24 hours it. Day would be extremely expensive to the cry. A Man on Call 24 hours a Day at $1.60 an hour would figure $14,016 annually. Commissioner h r. Fulton observed that a number of cities Are involved in providing ambulance service. Lagrone said a Survey of the area and state showed that 80 percent of the cities in Texas and 95 percent Over the Panhandle Are involved. A i done to think there a any question of us participating a said Olsen. A it is just How mayor Bryan said he does no to think the City should concern itself with How much the county participates. He said he thinks the City should pay its fair share and leave county service a matter Between Lagrone and county officials. Lagrone said he would be willing to abide by provisions of the 1967 contract and make monthly reports to the City. The 1967 contract has a 30-Day escape clause. The commission approved the 1970 a Roll of $18,164,622, which would provide $263,377.10 at $1.45 ,page6 but the score is not sufficient to Tell the Story of the she lacking the eagles gave the lads from South Plains Cotton country. For that you must go to the statistics. Prichard alone ground out almost As much yardage As the stubborn Eagle defenders allowed their visitors. Prichard gained 113 Yards Rushing while the westerners combined were Able to Muster Only 117. Total Yards Rushing for the eagles was 205. Matt Hansen and Bill Moore two sophomores moved up Only this week from the Junior varsity accounted for 44 and 22 Yards respectively and quarterback Chuck Wright contributed 26. The unyielding Canyon Forward Wall forced the westerners to the air where they fared a Little better than on the ground. Westerner quarterback Larry Williamson completed nine aerials out of 24 for 132 Yards but one was a bomb in the fourth Quarter for a touchdown. Canyon Man dead in fire at Home even in the passing department the westerners did not look As Good As the eagles. Eagle defenders picked off two Westerner aerials. Canyon tried five passes completed three and had no interceptions. Passing netted the eagles 49 Yards. Eagle punting showed marked improvement Friday night Over the week previous when the punt average was a Beasiey 15 Yards. Against the westerners Canyon kicked eight times for an average of 31.25 Yards per punt. The westerners Drew first blood scoring the second time they got the Ball. Lubbock recovered a Canyon Fumble on the Lubbock 41. Halfback Richard Thomas carried to the 42 and then Williamson tossed a 7-Yard pass to Dwayne Sarten. Tailback Chad Utley carried to the Canyon 31. Williamson kept for four More to the 27 and then Lubbock lost Back to the 29. Williamson found Craig Brooks for 12 Yards to the 17 and then went to the 13 on a keeper. Tailback Clipton Hoppes picked up 11 to the 2. Utley went for no gain and then see eagles Page 6 it was an embarrassing moment for this official in the Lubbock Canyon game Friday night he m m we rms. V4-�o. Was in the Way when Westerner Craig Brooks went for this Long pass. Photo by Jim Martin buffaloes take Secondi Home st cd win. 42-30 an elderly Canyon Man was burned to death in his Home at 408 Twenty second Street about 11 25 of clock Friday night. Dead is Bryant Albert Stroup a retired Farmer. Fire Captain Joe Rice said the fire apparently started in a stuffed chair in the living room of the Small apartment and gutted the room. He said it May have been caused by a cigarette. Or. Stroups body was found in the bathroom of the apartment which belongs to Glenn Dowlen. The building was heavily damaged. Six units of the Canyon fire department answered Canyon Gridiron mourning rivals by Caro Chain Shock of the tragic plane crash which killed Twenty nine persons including thirteen Wichita state shocker football players was met with disbelief and sadness at Etsu Friday. The buffs had played the Wichita state team less than a week ago in their Home opener in the Buffalo bowl. Even then the shocker team had been plagued by plane trouble As last week in route to Amarillo one of the planes had to turn Back because of mechanical difficulties. The Lead plane brought part of the players into the Amarillo Airport and then returned to Wichita for the rest of the team leaving the second plane grounded. This week the team was travelling to Logan Utah to play Utah state Only one of the two school owned planes did no to make it. News of the planes having crashed in Timber us and rugged Mountain country near dry Gulch Creek Colorado met their teammates As they landed in Utah. Many of the players had to have sedatives after they were taken to their hotel rooms. They planned to attend Church Friday night. Joe Kerbel summed up the feeling of the Campus Over the six of clock news Friday when he said a at a time like this words seem very a speaking for the athletic department coaching staff and All the athletes and 1 am sure everyone at West Texas state we Are deeply grieved Over this horrible tragedy. At this time our thoughts and prayers Are with the deceased the entire shocker football team and All their West Texas state University president or. James p. Cornette sent a Telegram of condolences to Wichita state president or. Clark Ahlberg Sec mourn ,pa��6 the Call and remained at the scene for an hour and a half. Or. Stroup was pronounced dead by Justice of the peace . A a Bill Wilson. The victim was badly burned. Firemen searched the building in vain for a Small Skunk which or. Stroup kept As a pet. Rice said or. Stroups is the first fire death in Canyon this year. Funeral services will be held at 10 of clock monday morning in Lagrone funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill foil pastor of Canyon first Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in dreamland cemetery. Survivors include four sons Dan and Larry of grand Junction colo., Curtis of Farmington n. Mex., and Gaylord of Happy three daughters mrs. Melba Fields of Corpus Christi mrs. Glenna Anderson of Canyon and mrs. Dorinda Powers of Hereford and 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Cage game is tuesday the Dallas Chaparral will take on the Salt Lake City stars in an exhibition game tuesday night at 7 30 . In the Buffalo fieldhouse. Tickets Are $2.00 in Advance or $2.50 at the Gate and May be obtained at the Etsu activities Center. West Texas state outplayed in most offensive departments except the All important scoring column subdued determined East Carolina 42-30 in Buffalo stadium saturday night. The buffaloes performing before a disappointing Home crowd estimated at 11,000, needed the bulging 28-9 Lead acquired in the first half to put Down the wingless pirates. East Carolina limited to Only two Points in its first three games scored its initial touchdown of the season with 1 17 to play in the first Quarter and led the buffaloes 9-7. The game was less than three minutes gone when West Texas Ralph Anderson fielded a Tony mag Lione punt on the buffaloes 34 and sprinted 66 Yards for a touchdown. Matias Garza a kick made it 7-0. After Earl Clary was successful on a 23-Yard Field goal try Billy Wallace gave the pirates their Brief 9-7 Lead on a four Yard touchdown plunge to end a 39-Yard, six play drive that started when George Whitley returned a punt 38 Yards to the w est Texas 39. The buffaloes struck swiftly for three touchdowns in the second period and appeared to have their second Triumph in three games safely tucked away. A 31-Yard scoring pass from de Holwig to Olan Thompson with 2 31 gone in the Quarter regained the Lead for West Texas state 14-9. Eight minutes later the buffs concluded a 47-Yard scoring March with flanker Robert Jackson covering the last 38 Yards in a Brilliant Jaunt Down the sidelines and see buffs Page 6 Mcgee has Praise for Thompson East Carolina coach Mike Mcgee had a Good word to say for Rocky Thompson and Robert Jackson following his teams 42-30 loss to the buffs Here saturday night. A a we re terribly disappointed a said coach Mcgee. A we had a shot to win and did no to capitalize on it. They the buffs have great athletes see Mcgee page6 Eye witness account Shotgun blasts three september building million for the first time since july 1969, when a permit for the new Junior High school was issued building permits in september topped $1 million in a single month. Building permits for september came to $1,004,735. This included the Canyon Creek project 100-unit apartment House in Hunsley Hills for which excavation work already has begun. Three residences totalling $63,500 were included in the permits with four additions at $7,585 and repairs coming to $3,500, a Carport at $100 and a storage House at $50. Permits for september 1969 came to $83,950. An Amarillo Railroad worker gunned Down his estranged wife another woman and then turned his Shotgun on himself Early Friday evening in Palo Duro state Park. Some 200 merrymaking licensed vocational nurses who had just elected one of the victims their state president recoiled in horror. Dead were identified As Ray Cecil Sims about 42, 4621 Lipscomb mrs. Ella Mae Woods a a Jackie Sims about 40, 5111 Bonham and mrs. Dorothy Nell Plyler Quinn 31, Clovis n. Mex. Randall county sheriff . A a slim Johnston said Sims partially concealed a 16-gauge Browning Auto Matie Shotgun under his coat As he and mrs. Quinn approached mrs. Sims on a path just outside the pan handle heritage foundation amphitheatre in the Canyon. Johnston said several witnesses reported that mrs. Sims said something to the couple. No one could understand what was said. Sims shot his wife and As she fell turned the gun on his companion. He stood there As if bewildered for several seconds then placed the barrel of the gun in Bis Mouth and pulled the trigger. Justice of the peace . A a Bill Wilson returned a ver dict of double murder and suicide. He pronounced Sims and mrs. Quinn dead at the scene. Both women were shot in the Chest. Mrs. Sims was dead on arrival at Neblett Hospital in Canyon. Two a Vns standing near the scene of the shooting loaded mrs. Sims into a panel truck used in catering a Barbecue for the nurses and rushed her toward Canyon. The panel truck was met by a i Agron ambulance just East of Palo Duro roads Junction with South Washington Street and the victim was transferred to the ambulance. Thomas Kelly fort Sam Houston and Lucille Broom of Garmon both vocational nurses accompanied mrs. Sims to the Hospital. A Jackie just walked up to him Sims and said something and he shot her a a shaken Kelly who is a nurse in the recovery Center at Brooks general Llo Spital sobbed. A the shot Jackie and then the other girl. A i saw the Shotgun by his Side but i thought it was a prank. When he shot Jackie i knew it was no joke i done to think he Ever said anything. I knew the other two were dead but 1 thought we might save Jackie. We loaded her into a Barbecue Wagon but an ambulance met Kelly was about 15 feet from the scene of the shoot ing. A a it a the most horrible thing in be Ever seen a said mrs. Broom who has known mrs. Sims for years through their professional association. A a in be had them brought in but in be never got one like see Shotgun Page 6 Randall county sheriff . A slim Johnston looks at a 16 gauge Browning automatic Shotgun with which three people were killed Friday night in Palo Duro Canyon a

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