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#»' I <*\ #■ Everybody Beads The Clare Sentinel AU Home Print THE CLARE SENTINEL This Week — 18 Pages 126 Columns 2520 Inches 4> <a, Established 1878 CLARE. MICHIGAN, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1S49 Now Series Vol. 57, No. 52- CLARE KIWANIS CLUB SPONSORS HARRISON. GROUP Joe Johnston To Be Varsity Tackle Local Kiwanians Participate In, Organization And Charier Night Monday Through; the initiative of Circuit Judge Donald E. Holbrook, past president of the Clare Kiwanis Club, with the cooperation of Willard Bickneil, Past lieutenant Governor of District Four, and President Mark Bickneil and other officers and members of the Clare club, the local organization has sponsored a Kiwanis Club at Harri- j son. * j The orjganization of a club for Harrison was first suggested by Judge' Holbrook last October, but it was not until this spring that definite action' was taken, and following a series of! dinner meetings at Harrison and a visit by the Clare club that the| "groundwork" was established and the actual organization was under way. The efforts of'the local Kiwanians and officials of the service club were brought to a successful climax with the Harrison Club's first Charter Night held there Monday evening of * this week. Past Lieut. Governor Bickneil, who! has been very active in the organiza-- tion of the Harrison club, was chair-1 man from the sponsoring Clare club and presided as "master of ceremonies during the presentation of the following program: Opening—Willard H. Bickneil, Past Lieut. Governor, Clare. "America"—Assembly, invocation—Judge Dopald B. Holbrook, Past President, Clare. •Dinner. Introduction of Guests—Willard H. Bickneil. Group Singing — Led by Arthur Bock, Clare, accompanied by Dr. Joe Sweeney, Mt.'Pleasant. Presiding Officer—M. J. Anderson, Lieutenant Governor, District 4. Presentations American Flag — Fenton Kiwanis Club, Aldrich C. Locke. Canadian Flag—Owosso Kiwanis Club, Charles Grace. . */--• *»Y f v. Road Sign—Mt. Pleasant Kiwanis Club, Gerald Cotter. . . Gong and Striker — West-Branch Club, Charles H. Turner.' ' \ Club Shield and Meeting Place Card —Midland. Kiwanis Ciub, T. Chester Maher. Club Banner — Bay City Kiwanis Club, James, B. Crabbe. Road Sign—Saginaw, Kiwanis Club, James Spence. • .. President's Kit — Tawas Kiwanis Club, Harold L. Gould. Club Luncheon Flag—Flint Kiwanis Club, R. F. Thalner. (Continued on Paj?e Four) Pictured above is Joe Johnston, 201- pound sophmore tackle from 'Clare, now beginning his first year of varsity football with the central Michigan College Chippewas. Although lacking in experience, Johnston shows signs of becoming one of the most capable linesmen in 'Central College history. A standout on both offensive and defensive football, Johnston is big and fast and plays the game like he invented it. He probably will be in the starting lineup when ithe Chips meet the Ferris Institute Bulldogs this Friday 23, at Big Rapids. SIX BREAKING AND ENIERINGS IN CITY DNESDAY NIGHT t* YOUNG PEOPLE OF LOCAL CHURCH TO B ORGANIZED SUNDAY Congregational Sunday School Plans Special Rally Day Services A full day's program of worship service, a Sunday School Rally Day event, and a young people's group meeting, at the Congregational Church is set for next Sunday, September 25. Mr. "Verne A. Stockman, of Mt. Pleasant, will occupy the pulpit as guest speaker at the morning worship service, and lead in plans for complete organization of the young people's group of the church. Mr. Stockman's sermon topic is, "Tides of the Overso.ul." In his recent Sunday services here, Mr. Stockman has spoken to increasingly large crowds, and a record attendance is expected. A full choir will sing special music with Mrs. Mildred Bretz and Mr. Norris Elden, soloists. Mr. Harold Collins, organist, will play. Rally Day is scheduled as a special, event at 11:35 for the Sunday School and is also expected to bring a record attendance of young folks. Program plans for special music, small favors for members, and adult. visitors are. nearly complete. Primary department children will, attend and take part in the event, and teachers of all classes have made an urgent invitation to all members and friends to, be present. .Sponsors of a group for upper high school people, and all others up to age 25 will hold a meeting in the "church at 5:30 where young men and women are invited to talk to Mr. Stockman in a discussion panel on the subject of permanent organization. Efforts have been made, to contact Congregational "'young people with sponsors hoping for success in this first session. Refreshments will be served at this meeting, with Mrs. George Becjc's class of high school girls in charge. Married couples of the church will receive bids to most with this group as sponsors. Consumers Power ' - Celebrating 100,000 Farm Connection Connecting of Consumers Power Company's 100,000th farm ■ customer will be celebrated October 6 with a public barbecue, farm exhibition and' speaking program on the Cletug R. Fredericks farm in Wheatland Township, Hillsdale County, the.Company announced today, Serving an area embracing Imost of the counties of the Lower Peninsula, Consumers claims more farm customers than any other electric company in the United States. Its total of 100,000 represents about 56 per cent of all Michigan farms receiving electric service from any source, "About 99 per cent of all Michigan farms are now electrified. Speeder Dallies With Payment Of Fine; Given "Double Dose" ;By Dunlop Six breaking and enterings of Clare business places, by some person or persons during Wednesday night, were reported to City Police Thursday morning. They include: Gulf gas station-^—broken rear door and inner door glass broken. Lucille's Bat Shop — side window broken.^ Gillespie Body Shop—broken window, exit apparently made by rear door. Brown & Bruckart Sales & Service —small window broken. Bob's Sales & Service — window broken in rear. Marsh Grain Company — window broken. At the Johnson Elevator a front office window and an elevator window Were broken, apparently with stones, Wednesday night, but there was no evidence of entering. "BUI Brings 'Em Back" Gordon Nelson, Star Rt., Sears, who plead guilty to the charge of excessive speed and involved in accident, when arraigned before Justice Wm. B. Dunlop in Municipal Court January 31, 1948, and was fined $10.00 and $3.35 costs, did not pay his fine. Justice Dunlop ran onto the record Of the incompleted 'case, when checking his files about two weeks ago and Thursday of last week issued a bench warrant for Nelson. The latter appeared in court last Friday, when an additional fine of $10.00 and $3.35 costs was imposed for contempt of court. Nelson paid up and was released— and we'll wager that in the future he will have more respect for our Municipal Court. James Ostrowsky, of Clare, was arrested by City Police at 11:00 o'clock Wednesday morning of last week, charged With reckless driving on N. TFS-27. He plead guilty when arraigned in Municipal Court the next day and was fined ?25.00 and $3,50 costs. Another reckless driving charge was pending against Ostrowsky, at the time. The 14 year old Coleman girl, reported missing in, last week's Sentinel, has returned to her home. The 12 year old Qrant township girl, also reported missing last week, was found on the streets of Clare by City Police and returned to her home. Martin Loomis reported to City Police at 11:00 o'clock Thursday evening of last week that two of his trucks had been drained of about GO gallons of gasoline. City Police^ when notified Sunday | that cattle were roaming about on j Wheaton Ave., turned* cowboy and roundest' up the cattle and returned j them to the Clare Livestock Auction Yard, from whence they had strayed. J The city cowboy was not named Gene JAutry, however his name was Gene. , HELEN LUCILLE DOHERTY V0TCD CLUTPRESIDENT Beatrice Lange Wins Nellie Hampton Golf Trophy At Country Club Beautiful weather at the Country Club attracted many women golfers for Ladies' Day Wednesday. It was Nellie Hampton Day with Mrs, Lu. Hampton of Harrison in charge ot the program. . * ■ An engraved -tray was offered as •a trophy in memory of Mrs." Nellie Hampton, and was won by Mrs. Beatrice Lange in an eighteen hole low net score game. Mrs. Lange's winning card was an 83 and a very close second was posted by Mrs. Jo Anderson who had 84. Pot luck lunch was served with the main part furnished by Mrs. Lu. Hampton, the hostess. Next week's program begins at 10:00 a. m. and the lunch'will consist of sandwiches brought from home, and a main dish to be furnished at the club. The ladles' business meeting featured an*electibn of officers as follows: President, Mrs. Helen Lucille Boherty; 'Vice President, Mrs. Lu. Hampton, SebjTreasurer., Mrs, Velma Damoth; Spor't Chairman, Mrs. Adelaide Blden. A* committee will be. appointed to share the work and supervise the player's handicapping. CONVENTION OF WOMEN'S CLUBS HERE_0CT. 13-14 Thirty-one Northeastern District Clubs To Convene At Hotel Doherty The Clare Study Club, with its new Officers," Mrs. B. E. Cook, Mrs. Neil B. Sterling, Mrs. Harold Collins and their- efficient staff, is geared to a tempo of preparation, for the reason that it is to be hostess at the annual convention of the Women's Clubs of the Northeastern District October 13th and 14th at the Hotel Doherty. The Farwell and Harrison Studj Clubs will act as co-hostesses. The Hotel Doherty will be an ideal setting for this colorful affair, which will be the highlight of the autumn season, for the thirty visiting Clubs. The District Program Committee, with their president, Mrs. B. C. Beck, of Mt. Pleasant, is planning a program with outstanding speakers, patterned after the Adult Education Institute, The Convention will also have it's festive side. Thursday evening there wilL be a banquet for all Club members and Friday noon a luncheon, honoring the Past Presidents of the thirty-one Clubs!; ; > - : ' For the pleasure of the. guests, there will .be music, by outstanding musicians, at each session..,: This will be a reunion of the old friends and an opportunity to form new friendships, in the Northeastern District. PROPERTY LOSS HEAVY IN WEEK > ENDiCCIDENTS Two Ladies Injured Saturday Night By Chain Tied Across Sidewalk -The front endof a 1946 Ford coupe, driven south on McEwan Street by Nelson Rutter, 23, of dlare, R-l, at 5:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon of last week, was badly damaged in a collision with a 1947 Chevrolet Cities Service oil truck driven East on Fourth Street by John Myers, 27, of Clare, R-4. Damage to the car was estimated at $550. Investigating City Police issued a summons to. Myers for running a red light- Raymond Burr, 34, of Mt. Pleasant, driving a truck north on US-27, three miles south of Rosebush at 5:00 o'clock- Monday afternoon^ w;as involved in a collision "with George E. Dixon, 69, of Rosebush, R-L driving a car south on the highway, when Dixon is alleged to have made a left turn In front of Burr. Damage to the truck was estimated at $500 and the car $300. ,-.•;*. State "'Police .of the Mt. Pleasant Post, who investigated the accident, issued a ticket to Dixon for failure to yield-right pf way. A car driven east oh US-10 near M-115 by Glen G. Blackerby, 19, of Lake, R-2, was involved'in an accident Monday with an auto driven in the same direction by Leonard B. Rehkopf, 25, of Stanwood, R-l, when, according to investigating ^tate Police, Rehkopf started to pass Bfackerby as Blackerby started to pass a school bus, and a collision ensued. Damage to the Blackerby car was estimated at $30 and the Rehkopf car $300. Kenneth Schaeffer, 20, of Rosebush, R-2, escaped injury at 1:30-o'clock Sunday morning, when he apparently fell asleep while driving a 1946 Ford coupe on M-61^, five miles east of US-27, ran off the highway, struck a culvert and rolled over several times. Damage to the car was estimated at $600 by investigating State Police. Two Ladles th^rcd* ■ * ' Mrs. David Mair, of Clare/ was badly bruised and her sister Mrs. John Griffith's, Who was visiting her from Sarnia, Ont., suffered a cracked rib when they fell over a chain stretched across the sidewalk on East State Street near the Groves home at 8:30 o'clock Saturday evening. The ladies were, walking on State Street when the accident occurred and did not see the chain until they fell over it. They were taken to the Mair home and Dr. Howard P. Potter was called to attend them. Mrs. Griffiths, who was confined to her bed, was able to be up and about the Mair home Tuesday and both are recovering satisfactorily. Although it is not known who tied the chain across the sidewalk, small boys were seen playing with it a few days previously. The case is still being investigated by City Police. Kiwanians Active In Organization Of New Kiwanis Club At Harrison WILLARDVH. BICKNELL Past Lieut. Governor Who Presided Charter Night -4> MARK H. BICKNELL President of Sponsoring Clare Kiwanis' Club ADA JANE SEXTON PASSES AT CLARE HOSPITAL FRIDAY Funeral Services Held Here Monday With Interment At Vernon, Mich. Ada Jane Sexton, daughter of Fred and Winnie Sexton, wa'sWorn in Vernon, Shiawassee county, Michigan, August 22, 1922, and passed away at Clare, Michigan, September 16, 19"49, after a long Illness and several days hospitalization. • She came to .Clare with her parents at the age of ten years. She was a member of Zenobia Chanter, O. E. S., Mt. Vernon Grange, the Pomona Grange and State and National Grange. She was of a quiet nature and a lovely person to know. She is survived by her, parents; two sisters, Beiilah at home and .Mrs, Clarend Methner, of Coleman; and two brothers, George and John, both at home; besides a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held, from the Thurston Chapel at 10:00 o'clock Monday morning, with the •Rey.^Les- lie J. Nevins officiating, and interment in Greenwood Cemetery at Vernon, Michigan. . FLOOD CONTROL MEET AT BANCROFT HOTEL TUESDAY, SEPT. 27 To Discuss Saginaw, Kawkawlin And Au Gres - River Basin Projects Deaths MRS. HERBERT BOODY Relatives in Clare received ■ word early Thursday morning of the death of Mrs. Herbert Boody, of Detroit, who passed away very suddenly, after only a few. hours illness. Mrs. Boody was the former Lyda Allen and'her early life was .spent in Vernon township. She was a sister-in-law of Ward Boody, Mrs. Roy Feighner and Mrs. Olive Oliver, of Clare. READERS NOTICE! News omitted from this issue will appear in next week's Sentinel. The Saginaw Valley Regional Planning Commission will meet in the Crystal Room at the Bancroft Hotel in Saginaw Tuesday, September 27, W. E. Dennison, Commission chairman announced today. A flood control meeting is scheduled for 2.00 P. M. and all persons interested In projects in the Saginaw* Kawkawlin and Au Gres River Basins are urged to attend this meeting and participate in the; discussion. Few formal reports are planned in order that ample time for questions' and discussion will be available: '• '._ , Col. Louis J. Rumaggi, Detroit District Engineer, tf.' S. Army, will be present and discuss the status of the surveys and plans developed to date for the three projects int the Saginaw Valley Region. Representatives of the Federal Fish and Wildlife Service from Minneapolis will also attend and report on their studies of the possibilities' of a wildlife program as part of the flood control plan. . The "Interim Legislative Committee on Water Resources., of ■ which Rep. David E_..Young is chairman and representatives of several other interested state and:federal agencies will also attend. - Other items on the agenda include the possibility and desirability, of the Commisssioh seeking an authorization by Congress during its 1950 session for a portion of the Saginaw Valley project and problems in connection with furnishing, assurances to. the Army Engineers of local cooperation, Dennison reported. AUTUMN FOREST FIRES THREATEN LARGE ACREAGE Permits Required For Outdoor Burning Of Rubbish, Grass And Brush . WILLIAM S. HIBBARD President of New Harrison Kiwanis Club AMERICAN SKI CO- EXPANDS RESEARCH FOR UJ. ARMY Charles W. Kapplinger, Former Clare Boy, To Devote Time To Research Projects A warning from conservation officials that the autumn forest fire season is approaching is accompanied by a reminder that the new fire law as passed by the recent legislature is now in effect. Conservation Officer Don Bell said that under the new law a permit, which is issued free of charge, is re-' quired for all fires, except fires for domestic purposes, even though a freshly made fire-break has been constructed. This includes the burning of rubbish, leaves, weeds, vines, brush, grass and other debris. Permits may be obtained from any of the Conservation Department field offices, conservation officers, fire officers towerman and authorized key-- men, and when circumstances necessitate they may be obtained by telephone. . Each firfe officer has an entire couh-, ty to protect against , uncontrolled fires 'and during a hazardous period fires without"a permit are a danger to the entire . community. The purpose of the permit is to prevent the sending of badly needed equipment and manpower to check on false alarms When it might be sorely needed on legitimate fire fighting. Officer Bell warned that, the issuance of a permit does not relieve the holder of any responsibility regarding the control or spread pf any "fire he sets. The new law provides for the collection Of suppression costs front any person who' negligently allows fire set by himself to escape.- This is nn addition to the fine and costs and/or jail sentence imposed under the permit law. The collection for damages to slate-owned, land and property are also recoverable under tlu state law. Additional contracts have been a warded the American Ski Company here by the Quartermaster General's Office of the U. S. Army to increase the scope of the local company's re search and development work, Charles W. Kapplinger, who was born and raised in Clare County and has worked as an application engineer for the Allis-Chalmers Company in Milwaukee for the past 2Y2. years, has accepted employment with the Amer< lean Ski Company and will devote his efforts to Army research projects Mr. Kapplinger is a graduate in metallurgical engineering oi the Michigan College of Mining and Technology. He also received nine months training at Yale University and spen* six months in theeresearch laboratory at Wright Field While.in the Army Air Corps. Mr. Kapplinger states that both he and his wife, the former Barbara Caple, are very glad to be back living in Clare. DONALD HAINES SENT 10 JACKSON BY CIRCUIT JUDGE. Clare Young Man Sentenced For* Indecent Exposure By '''-.■ Judge Holbrook' "' Donald'Haines, of Sheridan township, who plead guiltyof fraud in- Circuit Court Monday of last week,- was sentenced by Judge Donald Hi Holbrook on Wednesday to one and Behalf to ten years in Jackson Prison. Ah amount in excess of $1300 was inr volved in the fraud charges. The statement in last week's Sentinel that, "Elton Allen, of Clare, plead guilty of the charge of taking indecent- liberties with a minor child . . ." was erroneous. Actually the charge was* a much lesser charge,'being merely a charge of indecent exposure. Judge Holbrook sentenced Alien* Wednesday of this week to sixty days. in either the Clare county jail at Har,- jison or the Bay County jail, the remainder of the year on probation to the Probate Department at Bay City> and ?150 costs. It is reported that Paul James Bol-, enbaugh, 24, of Coleman, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering charge* in Midland County Circuit Court after.- - police caught him breaking into the Merritt Oil company there on MarcBs 25, and implicated Burley Hall, Jr., .25, of Coleman, in confessing otherr crimes. Bolenbaugh admitted breaking into the Rosebush Elevator company among other business establishments, according to police. The two men were sentenced to twp to fifteen years, by Judge Holbrooli* Tuesday. According to. reports from Grand* Rapids, John Shiraef, 15, of Rosebush, one of the youngest defendants ever-' sentenced in Circuit Court there, was serving a seven to thirty-five year prison term. He had pleaded guilty to hitting-; John LaBaron, 18, on the head with' a black jack and robbing him of $45- When LaBaron gave him a ride while he was hitch hiking, according to news releases. *- Court's Busiest Day Wm. A. Henderson, clerk of therefore County Circuit Court, reports-' the following court work on September 12, 1949: ■-■*.- On motion of Harold B. Hughes, Prosecuting Attorney, five criminal^ cases were put on the calendar as follows : Walter Broh charged with issuing: fraudulent check, plead not guilty and>5 trial will he^set later. Donald Haines charged with fraud plead guilty and sentence will be made- September 21. Elton ,Allen charged with indecent? exposure plead guilty and will be sentenced September 21. (Continued on Page Ten)^ SPECIAL Michigan fish and chips at Schaef- fer's Dairy Bar every Friday. Most Agreeable Business Person Will Be Honored John Vukin, and Carl Stephenson were .welcomed into membership in the Clare Rotary club at the noon meeting Wednesday at the 'Hotel Doherty. Mr. Vukin, manager of the Kroger supermarket and Mr. Stephenson, funeral director received their membership pins and wall plaques in' a- short informal ceremony conducted by Dr. S. C. McArthur,. past pres'ident of the club.» Rota'ry's ,„" Courtesy . Contest was given a "shot in the arm" when Jay Hendrie and club president Stuar,t Bickneil gave pep talks and urged more activity in the affair. Jay Hendrie repeated the club's invitation for voting and comment by the public. Voting for all patrons of Clare business, costs nothing and is intended to determine Clare's most friendly business person. People are asked to sqnd the name qf friendly, "courteous business people to Gerald Green, Clare. Local business places are cooperating by'displaying contest stickers. Running 60 days, the contest will close the last of October, and the contest sponsors are hoping for a big rush of mail naming Clare's favorite downtown neighbors. A colored movie -was shown by Court Bauer. It pictured a thrilling fishing catch of giant salmon and game' fish. LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEET SEPTEMBER 3RD* AT HOTEL DOHERIT Local Trustees Interested' Jm Qualifying For State Aid Library Funds: • The trustees of the libraries of seven cities and three counties gathered1. at the Hotel Doherty, September 3j. for dinner and a meeting later. The-- cities represented were Reed". Cityv Evart, Farwell, Harrison,- Marion,- Rose City and Clare, and the counties,*. Ogemaw, .Osceola -and Clare. - Miss Jean Johnson, field representa*- tive for the State Library Board, conducted a discussion and answered questions on the new provisions in the State Aid to Public Libraries Law. The most important part of the'new-' law that interested the trustees" off Clare is as follows: General Library Fund(70% of total1- State Aid appropriations; is available/ to all public libraries). Qualify by having: Local tax sap-- port equal to at least 3/10. mills o»* area served. Meeting State Board- for Libraries certfication standards ott* staff and hours, , . . ._ '.': ■*« Apply by: Submitting application! form not later than November, ,1949^ for share in the 1949-50 State Aid.appropriation (Form to be'sent to" libraries about Oct. 1). Basing application on report, of last completed fiscal year prior to July 1, 1949. Amount to be expected by qualified, library: Per capita share of General*. Library Fund approximately 8c (as> compared with 6c this year), ,1st installment to be mailed 'by' end of Ja»— uary/1950, probably. • 2nd installments, to be mailed by end of ■ May, 1950V- probably. The trustees from Clare were Mm.*.. Alec Artibee, Mrs. Ledta Van. Every, - Mrs. Harold Fleming, n President «£*' Clare Board J Mr3. Robert Pinafore^*. Secretary of Clare Board; MrsL HHfiaw i Tibbils, Treasurer, of Clare Board? ! and Mrs. F. E. Hochstetler, Librariwfc-.
|Title||1949-09-23; Clare Sentinel|
|Publisher||R. G. & F. A. Jefferies|
|Description||An issue of a Clare, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Began publication in 1896. Previously known as Clare Sentinel and the Democrat-Press. In 1923, absorbed the Clare Courier.|
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