1959-07-09; Clare Sentinel
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mmmmmmmmm mm wmwm ,v IV 1 IIJd Kjju±\ ENTINEL Eatfiblisfeed 1878 $2.50 Year la Clare- Isabella Couail-w iii«»»>iii ■■in ii i.i » I, hi i i i,ii..i i .. irrrrr-irrrf,..yi, Biwriiy THE CLARE SENTINEL-- CLARE, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1959 Ten Cents Copy New Series, Vol. 67, No. 43 7" •fi V New High School Being Rushed To SepLber Finish ^ai*«F9*ik; L10Q Elementary Pupils Expected In Remodeled Present Building Builders of Clare's new high school are rushing their job to beat a September completion deadline date. First classes in the $795,000. building are scheduled to meet in ju'st 10 weeks. But Superintendent Richard Wheeler hag been assured that while the race will foe close, there is scarcely a doubt that the 1959* 6(1 school year can start in the brand new surroundings as planned, The building just has to be ready, Mr. Wheeler says. Last •year's high school facilities have been committed to elementary ~mse and remodeled accordingly. There is no place to put classes tout in the new building. Under construction or "in process" since December 1957 after District electors -approved financing of the building program, the project is now approaching the finishing phase. Floor installation and painting will begin shortly, progress in the classroom areas is noticably ahead of the gymnasium and locker rooms. The opening of high school has' already been set back two weeks later than customary to stretch the construction period. When it opens, the school will bring to Clare a new .concept in education at the high school level. Students and faculty both will meet opportunities which are to •be advanced beyond anything formerly offered area students. The -building facilities consist of 13 classrooms for organized instruction. Besides the class- group rooms, there are four Special Education rooms foi* use by smaller' groups or Individuals wliere students may undertake e^tra work in connection With class assignments, * Separated areas have been designed to provide what might be called a "campus" under the school's single roof. English, languages and literature are taught in one of these areas where six classrooms are grouped. Math and. the sciences are in another. Business and' commercial skills are taught in another. Arts and crafts, homemaK5"ng> agriculture all have planned claS?? space. Where it is desired, the classrooms • are built around the Special Education facilities so that students in the particular area may practice, experiment or pursue studies in connection with assignments in the nearby classrooms. A giant double gymnasium, modern • library, and a multi-. purpose area which may find use as a -study hall are also in the building. Said to be large enough for a possible maximum of 550 students, the high school will probably admit something like 450 ai its initiation this autumn. District electors twice defeated plans for financing and building of a 1.3 million school expansion in Clare before the present building program was approved December 12, 1957. The school's shop courses and band music will be taught in Ihe old high school whiph is other- Wise re-coristrycted for elementary grade use. While construction goes forward on the new high, school, the present school building is »b6ing remodeled to .-^become -a kinder- garten-thrbugh-eightb. grade elementary school. Enrollment estimates place the flttmber* ofrstudeTplfein the elemen- tary building at X100 .When the doors open in September.. ■In the wings which were added to the building ih 1948, the smallest beginners at one end of Continued On Page 8 V- J Taxpayer Cost Just lc A Day Monday, -July 13th, is the date of the Special Election for -a 4 mill tax proposal to be used as operating funds.for the Clare Area School District. An affirmative vote guarantees each and every child in the Clare area an equal educational opportunity, while a negative vote will cause a retrenchment program that will handicap each and every child in the area. The polls will he open from 8 a.m. to 8 p»m. on Monday, July 13th. Voting will be held in the main entrance of the Public School. Just a few last thoughts to help electors in determining how to vote. 1. The cost to the taxpayer is as follows an $1,000 assessed valuation: CLARE COUNTY . $4,516 per year, 9c per week, or a little over lc per day. ISABELLA COUNTY . . k Vernon Township: $4,79 per year, 9c per week, or a little over lc per day. Wise Township: $4.53 per year, or a little over lc per day. Can we afford to jeopardize the future of our children for such a small amount of money? 2. Many school districts in and around Clare County are faiced with this same issue. We are not alone, buff lets face facts. 3. What-will happen if it fails? a. Half day sessions for the 4th, 5th. and 6th grades. b. Curtailed transportation. c. Special courses like music, art, and physical education will be eliminated in elementary grades. ■ Clare 'Public School' District can not afford this drastic curtailment and boys and girls must not be cheated out of their rights, 4. 1,465 students are going to show up to be educated next fall regardless of the amount of revenue available. You can not properly educate them without the money to staff the classrooms with competent teachers, and heat and light them for their comfort.. 5. The success of this campaign will affect every facet of the community. It affects property values^ it affects business, and it affects the social welfare of the community.* People do not move into or remain in a community unless their children can receive a proper and complete education. Good schools make good citizens and good citizens make good communities. Don't let Monday, July 13th, pass by without going to the polls and Casting yotit ballot in favor of good schools, a good community* and a happy and appreciative youth. Citizens Committee For Bottey Schools Dr. Shurlow, Leaving For Study Abroad Dr. and Mrs, Elmer Shurlow, will leave Clare, July 16. to visit her parents atKirksville Mo,, and theii his parents at Lapeer, Michigan. From there they will go to Detroit July 27, to-fly to New York, where they willYdepart tor Linz, Austria, Dr. Shurlow Will spend at least a year in special "surgery studies there. A graduate of Air bion College with a B.A. degree, he received his Doctor's' degree from a four year course at Kirks- ville College , of Osteopathy at Kirksville Mo,, and had one iu*> ternship at Flint Osteopatie Hospital before coming" to Clare, where he- has -spent three yeari. as Preceptorship in Surgery with Dr. Kranik, at the Clare General Hospital. The Shurlows have been active in the community, and the Clare Methodist Church, and MX3. ShuriOw was a teacher in the FarweH School, Though they will be miSsed, they are . extended congratulations -and 'best of luck -in-their Hew home, and the continuance ofTfurther educational studies, .vi. ox /7 ;7"s% ... , -**>-** " Clare's school building, familiar to more than a generation of'residents who passed through its classes and learning" has seen many alterations over the years, but never a full-scale' remodeling like the operation presently going on. High school facilities are being 'made over to accommodate classes of pupils in elementary grades. Working to finish the job before the bells ring again in September, are Ralph Ackerman,, Ray Ruby, and Don Richardson 'erecting a new partition lo divide the former-home economics kitchen. 7 „-_ , Photo by Lee* Sowle Senior Citizens The birthdays of two of Clare's senior citizens are celebrated in July. Mrs. John Foss was 95 years old on July 4th, — our na». lion's birthday too," and L. E. Davy will observe his 90th birthday on July 18. For New Methodist Building Addition Methodists have announced special services of dedication next Sunday for their modern three- story addition to the church. The building contains classrooms for Church School pupils and facilities fbr recreation, public gatherings and preparing and serving meals. • Special worship services of consecration in the morning will be followed by public viewing of the building. Bishop Marshall R. Reed of Detroit, resident Bishop of the Michigan area, Methodist Church, will be the guest preacher and will conduct the special consecration service in connection with the morning church service at 10:: 00 a.m. The choir will present special music for the service. . The new educational unit was completed last January and the Church School began its sessions therein the first Sunday in February. An immediate growth was realized with much satisfaction expressed both' by the teachers and pupils. During the afternoon next Sunday following the consecration service, "open house" will be observed with the people of the community invited in to be showfa through the ne'w building. Light refreshments will be served by the Woman's Society of Christian Service. The structure has classrooms planned in the light of modern standards for the Church School. They are large, with lots of Invited To Gratiot Show i ■* *■ a\ Isabella County Holstein .breed-- ers have been invited by the Gratiot County group to take part' in their County Black ano White Show to be held at Alma on Thursday, July 16. Potluck dinner is at noon with free milk and ice cream with judging starting at 1:00 p.m. "We hope that many of you will firtd.it possible to accept this invitation and take part in the show,'" urged Hairy Densmore, Isabella Extension Director, light The windows are all ther- mopane glass, with , ventilating panels beside the larger center pane. Modern hot water heating provides the heat for the rooms With a system that makes it possible to heat any one of the three floors without heating1 the others. .The building is 42 feet wide and 72 feet long, three floors in height. Vinyl tile has been used throughout the building. Around $3,000 Was spent in revamping the kitchen, enlarging it, putting in. new cupboards and shelves, arid new work and serving tables. The ground floor was planned for the youth with two classrooms and the recreational room, which is also a banquet room. The second and third floors are given* over to classrooms. Three exits connect the building with the church auditorium and basement. The beautiful lighting system was installed by the Seiter Electric company, including all the extensive wiring throughout the structure. The very efficient heating -system, together with the plumbing, was installed \ by Ackerman Plumbing and Heating. The construction work was done by Seiter Brothers. The walls are of Celocrete blocks. The painting throughout the building, and the varnishing of the woodwork was done by William Garchow. Construction of the new building began the very last of July and Was completed the last of January. Much equipment for the classrooms has been installed since the completion ot the unit The cost of the building was a little over $57,000 with more than 57 percent of the cost already met. With this' very excellent equipment for religious educational purposes the church looks forward hopefully and expectantly to continued growth in its religious educational program. The Church Is most grateful to all who have helped to make possible this beautiful and practical added structure that will make possible a greatly increased ministry and service to th6 people of this community* ^ __ One of the,largest exhibits of student art at Cehtral Michigan University is now being held in -•withes ."^ightm&n. Hall, art .gallery, through July 15, The gallery is open every weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 200 pieces including painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, lettering, weaving, design, papier-mache and plaster and wire work" comprise the exhibit. All work was done as class projects during the spring semester by CMU art students. Two displays new to a student exhibit at Central are also included. They are pieces in mar-, ble and limestone and a figure or welded steel. . ' ' The exhibit is open to tie public. i' ■ . Exhibit Variety In Student Art At CMU School District Baptist Guest Speaker Rev. Rogers, of Mt. Pleasant, will fill the pulpit at the First Baptist church next Sunday in the absence of the pastor and family- Rev. Irwin Tuinstra, pastor of the Baptist church at Houghton Lake, will be guest speaker Sunday, July 19th. The teachers training course films are shown each Wednesday evening during the Prayer Service hour. Friends and tourists in the area are cordially welcome to all services. Drive-In Church Service The Sunday evening service at the Dover Church will be a Driverln again this week. A young trumpeter, formerly, with the U.S. Army band as it played concert tours in Germany and Austria, will play featured special music of the service. The public is invited to these services in the church parking lot at 8:00 p.m. Heads Rotary Frank T, LaGoe, recently elected to head the Clare Rotary club for 1959-60 was installed in his office Wednesday of last ■ week when outgoing president Omer Parent placed the gavel in his hand. Other new officers of the club elected to serve with LaGoe are Vice Pres. Gordon Mcintosh,, second Vice" Pres. E. A. (Bud) Anderson, Secretary Joe Kisnow- ski, and Treasurer Walter Klein- ert On Ballot Monday At the Clare-Isabella School District's annual election Moil- day, July 13, the issue of providing extra operating revenue has claimed the leading interest Being proposed for voters' consideration is the raising of school tax millage to provide 4 millSj in addition to the county allocated tax portion. Intensive campaigning to,bring to voters' attention the "reasons for extra millage, and the district's critical position without it has been made the primary'job of a group of district residents Organized in a Committee For Better Schools. * ; -V. The committee has urged all citizens to be sure and vote, and has recommended a "yes" mark on the ballot, .Money to carry on the newspaper, direct mail, and radio campaign has been raised by voluntary contributions by individuals to the committee. In the same election, the choicd of a School Board member to fill a vacancy will be made between Frank T. LaGoe, and Robert Bergey. Both candidates are in their first race for a local Board position. The one elected will succeed Russell Eberhart whose term expired. On still another ballot Monday, voters may indicate their approval of the proposed sale of school properties in rural locations no longer used as classrooms. Polls at the Clare sohool building will be open Monday from eight o'clock in the morning until 8 p.m. Permanent Advisors At the final pre-election meeting last Monday of the Citizens Committee For Better Schools, a permanent Advisory Committee was approved for working with the District School Board. A method was agreed upon for selection of CAC members. Thirteen members, either men or women will comprise the group. The president of the local P-TA will be a member. Townships in the School District will each furnish one member by appointment by the supervisor. Other memberships shall be filled by appointment by each Of the following: the Clare Chamber of Commerce, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Business and Professional Women's. Club, Clare City Supervisors, the Clare Women's Study Club, the Farm Grange, the Farm Bureau. Members shall be interested in solution of school problems, hjii may not be employees of the local or county School Boards. A sub-committee that recommended this method of permanent selection included James Corsaut, chairman, and Dr. Neil Stirling, Mrs'. Betty Sheponski. Robert Carter, Robert Bergey, ♦.#--tf^P<J>"#--fr-fr>y^-|>^»^"-jfr,#^^ The Sentinel's July 16 Issue Will 8e Printed Six [5ays> Ahead Of The Regular Deadline,, And The Office CLOSED UNTIL JULY 20 Farwell Electing 2 On Board Seeking election to trustee posts on the Farwell Area School Board are six candidates whose names have been certified for the ballot. The election date in Far- well is Monday, July 13. Two members of the present Board will retire with the ending of their terms this month. They are Board President Bernard McNerney, and George Tideman. Neither of the two was a candidate for another term. On Monday's ballot will be th6 names of Ray Agle, Arlo Barber, Raoul Couts, Kenneth Kapplinger, and Mrs. Mary Lou Shilling. The two successful candidates will join three carry-over Board members Jim Start, Dayton Brow, and Allen Rawson. The replacing last month of Farwell's former school superintendent by Board action has fail- ed to become an important iae-' tor in the election. Gloria Sickal In National Speech Contest Gloria Sickal of Clare will.represent Michigan in the finals of the first "My True. Security" program in Washington, D.C* July 19 through July 22, 1959- The State winners Will compete in Washington and the National winners will be announced at an Awards Banquet at the Statler Hilton Hotel there on-. Tuesday evening July 21. "My True Security" is a script writing and delivery competition which encourages high school seniors to think, write and speak on the importance of initiative and self-reliance in providing a secure: future for the individual. ^My True. Security" j-**. c^spqji* sored nationally* t>y the U.S. Jutt- -, ior Chamber of Commerce. Clare JayCees sponsored Gloria in her contest appearances. Principal speaker and guest of honor for the National Awards Banquet on July 21 is Dr. Keith T. Glennan, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency. This vital government agency headed up by Dr, Glennan is responsible for the space research program of the United States atid specifically the training of the famous "Mercury Astronauts". The National first- place winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Two co-equal run- ners-up will each receive $500 scholarships. The State winners will tOur Washington during their stay. Of particular interest on the tour will be visits to: The Federal But- reau of Investigation, Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior, The Pentagon, Department of Health Education and Welfare and the Department of State. Homemakers Show Open To Club Women Women's County Extension agents Ruth Mclllnay in Isabella, and Phillis Pearson in Clare counties have made special announcements concerning the coming Homemakers Conference to be held July 21-24 on the campus of Michigan State University • at East Landing. * Any woman in the state is welcome to attend this four day event of relaxation from meal planning, dish washing, and routine.- Sectional meetings this year that are new and different will be on Microwave cooking, Pottery designed before your eyes on a potter's wheel, Fashion on a budget, and many others for you to choose from. Special classes will be held on /Small Investers are Important"; "Photograph"; "The How and Why of Recrea tion"; "Writing and' Effective Speaking"; and many otters. Tours will be held for those who want to see the new Museum, the Chapel, Horticultural Gardens for a nominal charge. There will be a bus tour of the campus and a bus tour to the Capitol. Nat only will visitors have fun in this way but it Wilf be an opportunity for members to exchange ideas with other women and see what they are owing in their county and state.
|Title||1959-07-09; 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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