Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 72, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 22, 1962 Page: 1 of 16
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Paramount Pictures Corp. to
shoot class A film in Claude
Lloyd E. Anderson, location
manager for Paramount Pictures
Corporation of Hollywood, was in
Claude Monday and stated the
film, to be made from the book,
"Horsemen Pass By" by Larry
'McMurty, will be shot in Claude.
Shooting will start around the
middle of May to first of June.
The company will probably be
in the area two to three weeks.
The film will be a Class A pro-
duction, which means it will be
one of Paramount's major films
of the year. The production is
a modern screen play pertaining
to a ranch family, covering three
generations. The use of a small
town is only incidental to the
film and has very little to do
with the plot.
Mr. Anderson stated the com-
pany would be on location here
'•approximately six to eight days
making various street scene shots
as well as shots near Goodnight.
"We use local people for ex-
tras whenever we have need for
them," Mr. Anderson stated. "Dur-
the time we shoot the street
scenes in Claude we will need
merchants cooperation by keeping
their stores open."
Approximate schedule for shoot-
ing various parts of the film will
include two days at the rodeo
grounds; one day at the little
league ball park; one day at
m homes in the area; one day at a
church in town at which a
funeral scene will be shot. Eight
to ten days will be spent at
ranches in the Goodnight area.
Mr. Anderson stated the an-
nounced name, "Wild Desire" will
definitely be changed. There is
also the possibility the name
"Claude" will be substituted for
the town name in the book.
Arrangements will probably be
made between now and the mid-
dle of May for help with street
scenes, rodeo and ball park scenes
where crowds and cars will be
needed to form the background
of the acting.
Jerry Sinise, staff writer of the
Amarillo Daily News, wrote the
.following story about Paramount
Pictures search for a location in
the Panhandle last week:
Paramount Studios is planning
:o shoot a movie titled "Wild De-
sire" near Amarillo during May
or June, Lloyd A. Anderson, lo-
cation manager, said Wednesday
The movie is based on the book,
"Horsemen Pass By," written fey
Larry McMurtry, an instructor at
Texas Christian University.
. Anderson is in Amarillo to
check sites for the "modern day
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story which involves a ranch and
small town." He's checked ranch
sites at Claude and Vega.
"The director, writers and art
director will be in Amarillo Fri-
day to consider the locations I've
spotted," Anderson said.
Martin Ritt, director of "The
Long Hot Summer" and "Five
Branded Women," will direct the
Class A movie. The writers are
Mr. and Mrs. Irving Rayetch.
They jointly wrote screenplays,
"Home From the Hills," "Dark
at the Top of the Stairs," "The
Long Hot Summer" and "Sound
of Fury." Mrs. Ravetch uses the
pen name of Hariet Frank Jr.
The art director is Tambi
"Not all the casting has been
done," Anderson said. "So far
we have Paul Newman playing
one of the major roles." New-
man's most recent movie was
At least 50 per cent of the
screen play will be shot in the
^nnhandle. The rest will be shot
"ii stage at the Paramount
"McMurtry is the nephew of
R. L. McMurtry of Amarillo,"
Anderson said. "He's also the
nephew of Joe McMurtry and
first cousin of Alfred McMurtry,
both of Clarendon."
His parents live at Archer City,
near Wichita Falls.
Anderson has talked with Rex
Baxter, manager of the Tri-State
Fair Association, about the possi-
bility of putting a "cover set" in
one of the barns.
"In case we ran into bad wea-
ther we could shoot some of the
Anderson, who has been with
Paramount for 28 years, added:
"The title is a little misleading
and will probably be changed.
There is good characterization
and the script leads itself to
quality drama. The grandfather
in the movie is a pioneer, an
early cattleman, tough and high
Newman acts the "type of per-
son you want to like, and yet, he's
just no good. His part calls for
him to have little regard for
The California man said that
"area people will be used for ex-
tras" in the film.
Anderson was appreciative of
the cooperation he's received since
coming to Amarillo.
"The Texas and Southwest Cat-
tle Association has been very
helpful. I like the people here
(in the Panhandle). They are
'real' people. They seem to have
a dependence upon each other
and an individualism that people
elsewhere don't seem to have."
He added: "We're not a travel-
ing side show, but an industry on
wheels. We're anxious that the
people here like us. We'll use
local unions, transportation and
Ritt, the Ravetches and Larson
are to fly into Amarillo Friday
on the 4 p.m. TWA flight 260
from Los Angeles. They plan to
be here until Sunday or Monday
going over the locations.
The pioneers who blazed the
trails now have descendants who
burn up the roada.
VOL. 72. CLAUDE, ARMSTRONG COUNTY, TEXAS, THURSDAY, FEB. 22. 1962. NO. 27.
men meet tonite
A meeting will begin tonight
at 7:30 in the Goodnight Com-
munity Center. This meeting has
been called by Richard Dewey,
one of the group of 13 cattlemen
in the county, who are currently
circulating petitions requesting the
Animal Health Commission to
take the necessary action to make
Armstrong County a modified-
certified brucellosis free area.
County Agent Bo Wheeler will
be present to explain the pro-
gram and answer questions. The
presentation will consist of three
New records for
Leisure Lounge will be open
for Junior High students Friday,
Feb. 23, from 7:30 to 10 o'clock.
The eighth grade is to sponsor.
Then Saturday evening, Feb.
24, from 9:30 to 11 o'clock for
high school students with the
ninth grade sponsoring.
Come and enjoy all the new
lecords selected from your sug-
slated Feb. 26
Plans are underway this week
for the Annual Blue and Gold
Banquet which is held by the
Cub Scouts each February to
celebrate the birthday of scouting.
This year the celebration will
be held Monday, Feb. 26, 1962,
at the Warner Community Home
Special guests this year will
be the Boy Scouts of Troop 17,
oldest scout troop in the west.
to grass fire
The Claude Fire Department
was called to the scene of a
grass fire at 4:15 p.m. Thursday,
just across the highway from the
R. G. Eddleman farm, seven
miles east of town. No damage
was done due to the work of
our faithful smoke-eaters.
«| GEM THEATRE: Sat. - Sun.:
"Gidget Goes Hawaiian" starring
James Darren, Michael Callan
and Deboran Walley,
primary parts; what happens if
a county takes action, what hap-
pens if it does not, and how a
county becomes modified-certified
brucellosis free, once the decision
to do so has been made by the
Refreshments will be provided,
courtesy First National Bank of
The Board of Trustees of the
Claude Independent School Dis-
trict, met in regular session
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1962.
Total due bills approved for
the month were $1,974.55; total
cafeteria due bills approved were
$75,000 of insurance was added
to cover the new addition to the
School election judges were
selected (same as last year) and
voting boxes will be located at
Washburn, Fairview, Claude and
Report on census enumeration
shows 1961—425; 1962-444.
One year contracts were ex-
see TRUSTEES on page 9
"Pete" Peterson, formerly of the
Fairlane Pharmacy in Amarillo,
has been employed at Claude
Pharmacy since Feb. 1.
Mr. and Mrs. Peterson live in
Amarillo and have three child-
ren, Mike 13, Sharon 10 and
Marshal Lynn 15 months. They
are members of the Methodist
Church and Pete belongs to the
Pete says he is very contented
here as these are "my kind of
To speak in Pampa
Cecil Waggoner will speak in
the Lamar Christian Church in
Pampa Friday evening at 7:30,
during their laymen's week of
services. The church is located in
south Pampa at Sumner and
Bond streeta or 1900 S. Sumner.
Note: A reader hands me
the following from the maga-
zine "Concern" stating he felt
the other side of the United
nations should be presented.
Unfortunately, the side pre-
sented here Is about the only
side you read in newspapers
If the UN dies
by Bishop John Wesley Lord
If the UN dies, not Russia but
the free world is to blame. To
destroy the UN would be Russia's
greatest achievement. Our Presi-
dent has said "Let our patriotism
be reflected in the creation of
confidence rather than crusades
of suspicion.' Today intelligent
men, moved by fear rather than
by faith, are engaged in crusades
of suspicion and are seeking to
undermine confidence in this
world organization and are work-
ing for its ultimate destruction.
They refuse to accept the great
and necessary presuppositions
found in the UN Charter, because
of a narrow and dangerous pat-
riotism. The great aims of the
peoples of the UN are clearly
"to save succeeding generations
from the scourge of war . . .;
"to reaffirm faith in funda-
mental human rights . . .;
"to establish conditions under
which justice and respect for the
obligations arising from treaties
and other sources of internation-
al law can be maintained . . .;
"to employ international ma-
chinery for the promotion of the
economic and social advancement
of all peoples . . ."
It is not easy for men or na-
tions to move from a selfish
concern for "me and mine" to a
true concern for all people. This
requires the acceptance of a
greater humanity than we have
known in the past. Whatever is
touched with the first person
singular we endow with uni-
see REPORT on page 8
Recently the Friday Dalluges
moved into the former Jess Wil-
son residence. The Rosco An-
steads, who have been living in
their trailerhouse west of Lowe
McGehees, moved to San Hone,
N. M. Mr. and Mrs. Rex Adud-
dell moved into the trailerhouse
from north of town. Mrs. Florine
Osteen moved into the Ralph
Ray rent house where the Dal-
luges hav« been living.
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Waggoner, William J. B. & Waggoner, Cecil O. Claude News (Claude, Tex.), Vol. 72, No. 27, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 22, 1962, newspaper, February 22, 1962; Claude, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth355967/m1/1/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Richard S. and Leah Morris Memorial Library.