The versatile Pat McCall, Lansford, a Democratic State Committeeman member and prominent in Carbon County Democratic ranks, is announcing to party friends his purchase of the Lansford Evening Record. McCall said he plans to commence operations of the Panther Valley newspaper Oct. 1. The present publisher is John R. Watkins, son of the late David G. Watkins, a Republican leader in Carbon County for many years. McCall's venture into the field of newspaper work follows his interests in other fields including mine stripping operations, radio promotion, and farming.