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,, ft THE CLARE SENTINE Established 1878 S2.50 Year In Clar*. Isabslla Counties THE CLARE SENTINEL, CLARE, MICHIGAN >% It II » i 'W f-.' V l" ■*--■ Bell Plans LOCtu wl Construction - Michigan 'Bell Telephone Company plans to spend $144,000 ior new construction to expand ano improve service in Clare during 1959 and 1960, the company announced today. Clarence B. Riedel, Michigan Bell manager here, said the company will, spend $48,000 this year and $96,000 next year. The outlays, when added to th« 1956-through<L958 expenditures, will 'bring Clare's total to $60u, 000 for the five-year period. The $144,000 earmarked for Clare is part of the $171 million construction program Michigan Bell has planned throughout its territory for 1959 and 1960. "The"... 1959*60 expenditures," Riedel said, ^represent the com-. pny's;best estimate as to what will be required to fill customer demand -for better grades of service, to place in effect many of the technological advances which have been developed to make telephone service more convenient and useful, and to provide service to customers when and where they, want it;.. "A program of this magnitude means much to the economy or Michigan," * Breaking down the scheduled constiruction program for Clare during the 1959-60 period, Riedel said the company plans to spend $87,000 for cable, wire, poles, and other outside plant $4,000 -jor additional central office equipment $53,000 for equipment on customers' premises; and the blance for miscellaneous facilities, Riedel said one phase of the two-year construction program is to convert five more Michigan communities from the manual "number please'* type of service to dial. "Ninety-seven per cent q$ Michigan^Bell's customers now have dial service." he said. "By %ie end of 1960, the company will bisr 98.5 per cent dial." • Jy. - - , T- ** -■---*-—•■"•" Riedel said part ^themon^SS^^^^^^ in the two-year-fcwfram Will gof-H"*1**** *®hm to hear the for expanding local calling areas THURSDAY. JULY 23,1959 Tea Cantt* Copy *■ New Series, Vol. 67, No. 45 Residents interested in watching progress on Clare's new high school building saw rooters Bearing the finish oi .their work while other workmen began setting window glass. Inside the building, work on the'lighting system and. ceiling and floor finishing continues. This Saginaw News photo was taken from Cedar and Schoolcrest. • Voters Save Program For Elementary Grades As School Millage Wins A victory for educational poll cies backed by the Citizens Committee For Better Schools was finally obtained in 2 to 1 vote landslide at the district election Saturday,. July 13, It was a. pro. posal for raising needed .operat-. ing revenue that failed twice pre viously.and had thug driven the School "Board ito reluctant cutbacks ,in elementary, programs. Winning overwhelming- approp val this month, the 4-mill tax garnered 836 .favorable votes to 408 against. Frank T. LaGoe was elected to the School Boards seat by 667 votes over his opponaht, Robert Bergey's 547. A separate proposal for the sale of unused rural schood properties was also ap- Birthday Surprise For Mr.L.K£>avy . E, Davy was very pleasantly surprised Thursday evening last week, while sitting on the lawn Pf his home at 805 McEwan, with in many parts of the state, lie said the number of telephones*— not counting extensions — in Clare's local calling area increased from 1,082 in 1948 to 7,277 at the beginning of this year. RayNeffsSl Wilis "Junior 99 Ray Neil, winner of a junior golf tournament held here July 9 is a State Tournament competitor. The Clare contest was sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Dick Ulrica was chairman of the event held at Twin Elms. Six. entries all under the age of IS played the 18-hole contest with Ray carding a 3942 for his 81-stroke winning score. Ralph Baumgarth was runner-up. CallCCBS Members of the permanent Citizens Committee for Better Schools to. aid and advise the Clare School Board will meet Tuesday evening, July 28 to or ganize and elect leaders. strains of "Happy Birthday" as the employees of Davys' their -husbands and wives .arrived to give him a birthday celebration for his 90th birthday, on Saturday July 18. A social hour of visiting and showing old time pictures was. followed with refreshments of ice'cream, and a beautiful decorated cake in his honor. He was presented with a box of candy, and best wishes of the.group.; Also guests of tlje evening -included his daughter Mrs. Flor erce Kennedy who keeps house, for him, and another daughter" and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Lionei Duncan and son Eugene On Saturday, he was honored when members of his family arrived from Bay City, Mr. ana Mrs. Bourke Lodewyk, Mr. and Mrs. John Keschman, and Mm. Eugene FitzGerald, taking him and Mrs. Kennedy for a family dinner at the Hotel Doherty, Mr. Davy also had the distinction of having his picture and an interesting and commendkble article concerning his. 90th birtii day on the front page of the Detroit Free Press in the Saturday edition; The reporter was in Clare during the week and inte-, viewed this grand old man, who is believed to have the distinc tion of being the oldest business man throughout the state, proved. In the breakthrough by forces seeking to provide sufficient school operating tax money, the school district gains the funds to schedule full-day classes for 4th< 5th and 6th grades and' can now offer elementary instruction in music, art, physical education, and can provide essential library facilities. These educational services had been threatened by lack of money until action by the public com' mittee aroused voter support for the tax raise. Efforts of the Citizens Com' mittee and the District School Board had the backing of the Guests Dine At YMCA . Mystic Lake The Eighth Annual "Good Neighbor Day" at YMCA Mystic Lake Camp attracted a record attendance at the camp Tuesday July 14. I$f ty eight local suppliers merchants,-as well as friends ano officials of the 3TMCA at Lanv ing were guests for the evening meal following-^''toSxt through camp. - • Guests were given special wel« come and greetings by'Homer Shepard President of the Boartt of the YMCA. A special program was enjoyed in the new recreation hall whicu included talents by campers. Guests attending from the local area included: Mr. Charles Scott, Wilbur Scott, Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Anderson and son, Mrs. Jean Dendor, Mr. and Mrs. William Bratt, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Case, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Scott and sons, Mr. and Mrs. James Ankney all from Lake. Mr. and Mrs. Don Luce from Farwell. Clare residents included: Mr. and Mrs. Crittenden and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. K. Hammer- .toerg. Rev, and Mrs.. L, Nevins, Mr. and Mrs. Onier Parent, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry' Alien, Mr, and Mrs. J. Green Jr., Mr. and Mrs, Henry Magnus, and Lee Sowle. Going To Ag. Conference Floyd Norcutt of the CHS faculty and other teachers of vocational agriculture from high schools throughout the state will brush up on teaching" methods and technical agriculture at Michigan State University July 27-31. ■ Participating with the teachers in their 40th annual conference will be Michigan school superintendents, principals, directors of oi vocational education and teac.i- ers of institutional on-farm training. About 350 are expected. Theme of the "week-long event at Kellogg Center will toe "Quality Leadership and Scientific Agriculture for Today and Tomorrow." ; The conference will highlight talks by M.S.U. faculty and authorities from the vocational agriculture field on quality teaching, how to help farmers with their credit problems, vertical intergration and the effects of irradiation on agricultural products. County Board of Education and many serious-minded citizens outside the committee membership. Numbers of voters in the election fell short of the high record mark, but the total of 1263 persons went through the booths in the all-day election. A late rush to get in line at the eight o'clock closing hour boosted the total after a slow afternoon. Election Board workers Counted ballots for more than three hours after the polls closed They were Mrs. Genevieve Fleming, L. C, Garthe, Carl Gruno, Mrs. Katherine Eroh, Florence Field. FarweH School Election In a school election at Farwell held the same day, two new Board members were voted to po sitions as trustees. They are Ken neth Kapplinger with 149 votes and Ray Agle with 84. The two led a field of six candidates for two vacancies. The Farwell school district had seen more than Usual interest in the election after replacement of the superintendent had divided support for the Board. Incumbeni members Bernard McNerney and George Tiedeman were not can* didates for re-election. % frtmans '%'cg-teg" Bates t*> dance at Clare County Fi!ce Faiv Buzz Boats More than a quarter of a mil lion inland boats have been registered under the Michigan water- craft licensing law. Secretary of State James M. Hare,' reports that registrations have zoomed up sharply from less ' than 200 per day during April to 800 or more per day in Juno and July, Isabella V Twilite Tour Most farms in Isabella county have some need for surface drainage, according to Harry L, Densmore, County Extension Director. This is true in- a lot of cases even though the farms are well tiled, he said. To show the results of what good surface drainage can do there Will be a Twilight Tour starting at 6:30 p.m. today, July 23, 1959. The tour will start at the Bill Weller farm, 4 miles south and XVz east of Rosebush. At 7:00 the group will visit the Russell Robertson farm, 1 mile north of the Weller farm. A combination of waterway and tile will be shown. At 7:30 the .group will tour the House-Bowerman sou waterway. This is a large area drainage project located 3Yi miles west of US-27 on the Weidman Road, The fourth stop will be at 8:00 t the Raldon Pasch farm, 4-& miles straight west of Rosebush. Here you will see a series of ditches that are being farmed and also a drop box to the drainage ditch. This tour is being sponsored jointly by the Isabella County Soil Conservation District and the Cooperative Extension Service. A representative from the Area Conservation Office will be present. Clare C of C Stag Day A golfers Stag Day, sponsored ■by the Clare Chamber of Com- .merce is to be held all day on Thursday, August 6 at Twin Elms, Clare. Invitations have gone out to surrounding towns for golfers who might like to attend. ■Players may tee off at 9 a.m. with a buffet supper crowning the day when it grows too dark to play. A fee will include golfing arid the meal. McArthur Cards In Stock . Residents of the community who have been asking when the Christmas cards bearing Grace McArthur's painting /'Christmas Time" would be marketed wili be glad to know Cimmerer's Drug Store and Grove Bros. 5c to $1 store have two versions of this card. One card is a 'general' greeting card and the other is a /special" for Dad, Annual Picnic Attended By Area I00F The Oddfellows annual Clare- Isabella County District picnic Was held with the Central Chip* pewa IOOF Association as guests at the Clare Hall on Sunday, July 12, with around- 135 enjoying the most bountiful picnic dinner. The program that followed was in charge of Mrs. Maude Langworthy of Coleman, presk dent of the district and Harrison Simmon of Clare, president of the association. Lodges of Tru* fant, Greenville, Alma, Ithaca, El- Well, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Coleman, Shepherd and Clare were represented and welcomed by Ernest Irwin of the Clare Lodge, With a response by Ashley Lip- pert, past association president of the Alma lodge. - Harrison Simmons, Howard Cotton and Ed Schlafley participated in an Old Fiddlers contest, with Ed Schlafley carrying off first prize. * Reading and anecdotes were given \?y Nellie Childers of Shepherd, Joe Swain of Clare, Ed Nelson and Melvin Hunt of Mt. Pleasant. And more of the program continued with dance -numbers by Vicky and Cheryl Schlafley and song by Darlene and Eva- line seiter.^ Glare* mditemoxhs. by the Clare Noble Grand Jamts ST-eoman. The oldest Oddfellow present was George Graham of the Midland lodge and the oldest Rebekah was Rhoda Byba of the Clare Rebekah lodge. This sister and brother also had the most years of membership. The youngest Oddfellow was Carl Strouse and the youngest Rebekah was Connie Strouse, both of the Clare lodges. Mrs. Naomi Wright of Alma Inside Guardian of the Rebekah assembly was introduced ' and gave a few remarks. The visitors complimented Clare on their very lovely hall, Ann Jackson Places In State Pageant Ann. Jackson continued to win honors,. as she competed in the ''Miss Michigan" contest, held at Muskegon July 9 and 10. She won first place rating in the swimming suit division, and Ann Marston of Detroit was selected as Miss Michigan. Bonita Kolean, Miss Central Michigan, was chosen Miss Congeniality by the contestants. Ann was sponsored by the Grayling Chamber; of Commerce, and her mother Mrs. Ruby Jackson accompanied her to Muskegon. Previous honors received by Ann were Miss Clare, Miss Clare County, and then Miss Michigan Winter Sports Queen in a contest held at Grayling. County Fair Spectacle To Open For Six Days With Outstanding Events Officials of Clare county's Free Fair will be watching attendance figures with more than usual interest during the 1959 run at the Harrison fairgrounds to see if the stepped-up program of attractions and the lengthened schedule will be reflected in new attendance marks. Outstanding billings in tlie entertainment field make the shows resemble a "little State fair". With the Clare County Fair among the few rural occasions Strange Hits Desperation State Tax Proposals Another attempt was maoe this week to provide a tax compromise that would end the legislative stalemate. Fifty-eight members, twenty- nine from each party, introduced a 4-bill package at the tail end of the July 16 session. Under the state Constitution's 5-day provision, the package may be voted upon next Wednesday (July 22). Known as the Lesin- ski-Green tax program, this program would: , (1) Revise the Business Activities. Tax by raising the tax on utilities from IVs mills to 4 per cent. The rate on general business would go to 50 mills (5%) from the present 6% mills. Added exemptions would toe 75% of payroll and personal property depreciation. This would produce an additional $38 million in B.A.U. revenue, (21 Increase the use (sales) tax to 4c, removing exemptions foi- hotels, motels, and material used in Federal construction projec-s Thjs would bring in about $120 mliti6«7 J7"- -■■. "'-y ', (3) Increase hy 5c iter $1,000 the intangibles tax on banks ana corporations to yield two million dollars. This would raise an additional $2 million. (4) Reduce the .corporation franchise,tax from 4 to 3 mills. Revenue loss would toe $11.5 million, While the package might well deserve an "A" in political expediency, it fails miserably from the standpoint of tax equity or long-range planning. The number of legislators who signed the bills without first reading them is a shameful disgrace. It appers that the heat and a desperate urge to get out of Lansing far exceeded logic and reasoning in reaching a compromise- I would personally predict that as public awareness of this package increases, changes.of legislative approval will decrease proportionately. Scott Oil Business Sold The gasoline and oil distributorship at Lake, formerly operated under the ownership of Frederick Scott was sold July 1, to Jenkins Phillips 66 oi Marion, according to an announcement by Scott. Jim Ankney Will toe the new resident agent at Lake. Beginning in business in 1929, Mr. Scott enlarged with the purchase of business interests belonging to his late father, Georgt* Scott in 1945. . He plans to continue with other business centered around the .sale and' distribution o$, £»<£>.* gas and motor oils, •'■•.'< JC Officers Installed "\- 7 Clare Junior Chamber of Commerce officers taking office at the first of July are: President Burt Maynard, vice presidents Jack Dillon and Russ Foell, secretary Bernard Wilson, and treasurer Bill Chaffee. The club plans to continue sponsorship ol the Air Rifle Shoot for boys, teenage drivers Road-E-O, and oilier projects. Watery "School" For Fledgling Skiers If the "busman's holilay" wasn't such an overworked phrase, it would apply readily to tWo teachers of physical education and health who hold free classes during their vacation to coach youngsters' in swimming ana water skiing at Eight Point Lake. For Marian Petrequin ana Betty Smithj who own a pretty cottage at tjie Clare county resort and teach school in Detroit for their professional livlihooa, there's nothing in the recreation program but the satisfaction of watching the children .develop skills. . But for the boys and girls who are treated to expert instruction in loved sports, — well, they will .remember ihe grownup pals w.io helped make their vacation one of fun and proud .accompiisn- meht. ' The two women are busy off and on all summer as they teach water sports to classes of youngsters, and help supervise teen-age dances in the clubhouse. A dozen to 15 boys and girls turned out to learn to scoot over the lake towed by a fast boat, and balancing on twin slivers ojl wood! That's water Skiing, and while a few of the beginners hat- been on skis before, Other had not. After many dunking*-, and patient ehcouragement from the teachers, every child had learneu the thrill of a new sport ren of Eight Point Association families and every learning session sees the lake shore crowaea with mothers, smaller sisters and brothers and other spectators Who enjoy a real pjl-ide in watering the kids progress It's all in the summers lun for the teachers who say it helps the general recreation program directed by their friend and president of the association, Mrs. Betty Ruhl. - Both the women have long experience in working .with youngsters, and Miss Smith is going back to a hew job in the fall,, the Department Head - for Healtn Education in the Detroit City Public School System. She is the Tho classes arc limited to fchild- first woman to hold the position still offering good harness racing Secretary Albert Haley and the Board have elevated the racing spectacle to one ot the top attractions Here. Twelve thoijsand dollars is to be divided in purses for winners in the four-day racing meet. The rich offerings have attracted more than 100 horses including most of the finest trotters and pacers in the upstate circuits. On the big vaudeville stage m front of the grandstand, entertainment will bring all sorts of variety from animal acts and country music to top-rated acrobats, night club singers and television singers'and dancers, Big names and show-world reputations will follow one another irt change after change as fourteen "acts" will introduce stars from past successes as Ed Sullivan and Arthur Godfrey show appearances, TV network pro- grams such as the teenager:** Dick Clark show On American Bandstand, and still others who have appeared at The Desert Inn at Las Vegas. The entertainment has been planned with variety to please all tastes and preferences, Fireworks is featured on each evening pro- ,gram, . '■ '■ * With" two children's days, August 4th and August 7th, attrac tions include four give-away bicycles in free drawings. Iha giant midway promises more f*ui and thrills than ever, • Described as the largest and (best ever at a Clare County Fair, the midway boasts new rides called The Scrambler, Octopus, The. Coaster, and has also the Dodgem, Tilt-A-Whirl, Rocfco- plane plus five kiddie rides, live ponie's, Merry Go Round, and Ferris Wheel. DVer 40 concession spaces Will include five midway shows. tn the exhibits Department, higher livestock premiums are Offered "this year, and sp^cimdhli of prize vegetables and flower*-* are expected, to outnumber those of fprmer years. Mary Sue Hodge, State Dairy Princess, will visit the Clar» County Fair on-the afternoon and evening of August 7th. Virginia Dunham, Clare County Princess, will accompany her for tie afternoon attd evening* of the fair. LaVaile Mielke and Sharon Butcher the other members in the Clare County Dairy Princess Court will be present for the evening affair in front of the grandstand. Organized groups of 4-H members and Future Farmers and Future Homemakers are nbw preparing exhibits, and some plan toooths and stands Where they Will sell meals and other refreshment's. Large audiences are expected to witness special entertainment furnished by 4-H talent shows and a Saddle Club performance on August 4th. Replacing the auto thrill show of former opening nights, the Board has scheduled a professional wrestling card at 8:15 on August 3. Three bouts in the ring will be climaxed by the punishing "Austrailian Tag match". Fair dates this year run from Entry Day on August 3, to the Saturday night ending on August 8. School Boards Organize Jim Start, Farwell School Board member and pharmacist at Houghton's Drug store was elected president of that Board in*a re-organization meeting held Thursday evening following the July 13 .election. He replaces Bernard McNerney as head of the Board. McNerney was not a candidate for re-election. The re-election of Dayton Brow' and Allan Rawson, secretary and treasurer "was also voted. In the re-or,ganization meeting for the Clare School Board, held Monday ol this week, Harold Hughes, was returned to the presidency, and Dr. C. B. Nell, the secretary. New member Frank T. LaGoe is the treasurer. No Licenses James Darling, Clare County Sheriff has announced that no auto operators licenses will be issued at Oils Harrison office Monday through Thursday of next week. Mr. and'Mi's. Darling will be at Escanaba attending a state convention.
|Title||1959-07-23; 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.|
|Subject/Keywords||Clare (Mich.) - Newspapers; Clare County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
|Copyright Permission||1923-1999: Copyright to the Clare Sentinel is held by the newspaper. Copyrighted material is reproduced with the permission of the newspaper.|
|Title||1959-07-23; Clare Sentinel|
|Publisher||R. G. & F. A. Jefferies|
|Subject/Keywords||Clare (Mich.) - Newspapers; Clare County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
THE CLARE SENTINE
S2.50 Year In Clar*. Isabslla Counties
THE CLARE SENTINEL, CLARE, MICHIGAN
- Michigan 'Bell Telephone Company plans to spend $144,000 ior
new construction to expand ano
improve service in Clare during
1959 and 1960, the company announced today.
Clarence B. Riedel, Michigan
Bell manager here, said the company will, spend $48,000 this year
and $96,000 next year.
The outlays, when added to th«