1964-09-03; Clare Sentinel
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-- --t-^gy- -...^-.^g- .^ . ~p.1M __.»-.--Jj|y--.r-i.-. mirr-_ . --_ ■■-■ii-Tci >■■-- ■' "" i ■'n-ri***** ,»,_»«»!,«■__ ., _ i-.J 1*1 ****«****W||^^M It. i ii »i_^p!H__«Hl. ■ >it»i^'--'-ni.iiinii^_ Sentinel Ten Cents Copy Fourteen Pages Established 1878 Clare, Michigan September 3, 1964 New Series. Vol. 72. N6. 52 County GOP Nominations Go To Trucks, Darling Judge Donald E. Holbrook T Judge Scores As 3rd Distri Court Choice A tide of Clare county voters Tuesday in Michigan's first September Primary under the new constitution, carried Jay F. Trucks into the Republican nomination for county prosecutor and chose veteran Sheriff James Darling for another term. The GOP choices are counted good as elected in the General Election to come on November 3. Trucks is a Clare attorney who made his campaign one of personal contacts up and down the county. Traveling door to door through every township and criss-crossing' every road and high- Area friends and acquain tances of Judge Donald E. Holbrook watched all but the very last election returns pile up a winning total for him in the outstate Third District Court of Appeals contest to find three candidates to run in November. The non-partisan balloting, with just 290 scattered precincts yet to tally Three-day __"■>_■_ _,"!_.___._A- - - weii- oration For,l^rweH..„_. Farwell's 62nd annual Labor Day Celebration, September 5, 6 and 7, is being enthusiastically proclaimed by sponsoring Jaycees as, ''more than twice the attraction" than has been offered in the past. Joe Willey, celebration chairman and Bill Lynch, parade director, have arranged a program that backs up their claim. Live entertainment including a hootenanny' and square dance will begin the local festivities Saturday at 7 p.m. A midway will be open beginning Saturday at 9 a.m. Floats, marching bands horses and riders and more Following the parade at 9 a.m. is to be a horse pulling contest. On Monday the parade will open the program at nine a.m. and an all-day schedule of contests, games, and midway fun will close with fireworks at 10 p.m. To Tour Europe Fifteen industrial executives from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and western Pennsylvania will participate this fall in a Trade T7w\Qtici . *-\r. \ A" £r*e—i *-*.*- ••*. T?«j -_-.«*.£. ft .I -.*_.__ iVj.iOOJ.UIl LU jCili"" rope sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers. The executives, some of whom will be accompanied by their wives were named by a NAM news release and include A. E. Streadwick, president of Beaver Tool and Engineering in Clare and J. E. Riecker legal counsel to the firm. The group will gather in New York City Sept. 30 for apre-conference briefing with representatives of fee Departments of State and Commerce and will take off the following day for a 21-day tour of the major European world trade .centers. Moved To Cadillac Jade R_ Hammond, former Fisheries Supervisor for the Gladwin Division, Michigan Conservation De- tt partment is in a new job, [% having been promoted to District Fisheries Biologist -at Cadillac. gave Holbrook a very firm second place in the choice for three. Only 2000 votes separated him from John Fitzgerald of Lansing, the front runner. With the Judge a sure winner in the nomination for the Court and Donald E. Holbrook, J_;. nominated also in his race for GOP candidate for the legislature, the father and son candidates moved a long step together in political careers. The two of them together .-___-_. TV-. TTi . r. —_._.1__. ._. v._.-_i jay r. ixuCi-o liu-ii— inated for Clare County Prosecutor, and Dr. Julian ,._£k.Ger__hO-V _he__jom_j__3£_fca, - Coroner were recognized with special honors at the Clare Kiwanis Club meeting last evening. All are members of the club. Nominated In Garfield In the area's only Township Primary Tuesday, voters in Garfield took an extra ballot into the booths to select nominees for all local officers from supervisor down. Their choices had to be marked in addition to all other county, district, state and nonpartisan picks. Neil Watkins, incumbent trustee won in a three-man race for nomination with this vote result: Neil Watkins 146 Mike Pavelka 24 Carl Heath 19 In a contest for constable the incumbent was again re-nominated: Robert Priest 117 Charles Roland 46 W. Schermerhorn 31 Nominees in other offices were elected with incumbents unopposed on the ticket: For supervisor, C. R. / Case, 170 For clerk, Donna Scott, 181 ' For Treasurer Alice Ruckle, 188 way in the county, he distributed hundreds of leaflets with his picture and qualifications to make voters acquainted with him. In capturing the place on the party ticket, Trucks upset incumbent Prosecuting Attorney Alexander T. Strange, II. Draw 3 For Elk Licenses Two Clare men will be among 300 Elk hunters in Michigan's first season December 5 to 13. Norman Hutchinson of R-2 Clare, and Steve Thomas of 626 W. Fifth had their names selected by data processing machine to get the licenses. Merle Calkins of R-l Rosebush was another in the area who was lucky on the selection. The city of Clare gave Trucks a lead of 172 votes in the first returns reported and he clung to the lead through ups and downs throughout the county as he maintained more or less the same margin. Unofficial totals in the two county races where local interest was highest were: Sheriff Darling Jay F. Trucks For Prosecutor- Trucks, 1420 Strange,1238 " For Sheriff- Darling, 1865 Rowley, 893 The outcome was closely similar to that in the 1962 Primary in Clare county when then incumbent Prosecutor James S. Bicknell, III was unseated by Strange as challenger while Darling experienced little difficulty in holding his place on the GOP ballot. Voting turnout surpassed 1962's Primary total by more than 700 in the county. No Democrates filed for any county job, and further than prosecutor and sheriff, no other Republican race developed for courthouse posts. Completing the Clare county ticket in November will be Clerk and Register Two instances of individual heroism and quick thinking that saved small children from serious injury or worse, recently came to the attention of Notebook. Just one week ago Sunday, August 23, Mrs. West Semig was visiting on the lawn of her parents' home where she and her husband, West with their two sons Bob and Leon live. She happened to look down toward Old US-27 highway which passes the place and was^ horrified. *o;. see.J?e_\, two-year old nephew Stand-' ing in the middle of the pavement with a speeding auto approaching on the other side of a small rise. In instant action, she raced down the slippery grass of the steep bank, snatched the child and threw him and herself into the ditch on the far side of the pavement. She was just barely in time to prevent what might have been a fatal accident. Mrs. Semig said she could actually feel the brush of the speeding auto as it passed her and the tot. They were both understandable shaken by the experience, but neither were hurt. The driver continued without stopping or even slowing. In another unusual emergency that happened last spring, Wetzel Rogers, came around the end of Manor Motor Court on his rounds as city carrier in the Clare postoffice, just in time to see a driverless car carrying several small children crash through a wooden fence and head across busy McEwan street. He timed a jump as the car went by him, made it to the driver's seat and tried bring it to a halt. Continued On Page A-8 Holbrook s Edge 621 In House Nomination Late election results coming in to Donald E. Holbrook, Jf's Clare headquarters Wednesday morning after the Primary votes were tabulated; surged him into a 621-vote lead over Bob Phinny and captured the GOP nomination for State Representative in the new 99th District. A crowd of elated friends Monday Nighters End Season Fifty members of the Clare Men's Monday Golf League ended their season Monday this week at Twin Elms with a Kickers' Tournament for fun and prizes, and a banquet afterward in the clubhouse. Prizes were awarded and new officers elected for the summer of 1965. Virgil Bergstrom, conducting the meeting in the absence of President Leon Stanley, was elevated to the head of the league in the coming season. Elected with him were Vice President Keith First of Harrison, Secretary Jack Rodabaugh and Treasurer Chris Demo both of Clare. _ Team winners in the two divisions of the league were Joe and Dale Miller for Hooks, and Fran-Jesse and Chuck Eaton, a pair Of left handefs from Harrison. They all took away handsome trophys. Added to the main prize a golf club won by Leo Hampton, were numerous awards for putts, pitches and drives, —and for just attendance at the banquet. and workers in Holbrook's campaign gathered at his home to listen to telephoned reports on the counting and congratulate him. Holbrook won "the right to go on the General Election ballot on November 3 as the Republican party's chbiee against Democrat Elden Crawford of Osceola coupty in'the district. The primary tussle was among seven qualified candidates, but the election day trend showed it to be pretty much of a race between Holbrook and Phinny. Unofficial totals for each, and county-by-county votes in the district go like this: Total vote- Holbrook 3520 Phinny 2899 Clare Co. gave- Holbrook 1837 Phinny 249 Osceola Co. gave-' Holbrook 664 Phinny 486 Mecosta gave- Holbrook 829 Phinny 694 Newaygo county, where Phinny's home is in Fremont, gave- Holbrook-190 Phinny 1470 Outcome of the race between Holbrook and Phinny grew in suspense as the five others dropped back. They included Milford Mel- lon^ Jayne Cooper Moore, Rex Roethlisberger, El- wood VanAntwerp, Kenneth Walthers. At one point as returns were being reported early Wednesday morning, Holbrook lead Phinny by only three votes 2398-2395 with 16 precincts still to make reports. Four of the last townships in Clare county, -Surrey, Grant, Garfield and Frost were among them and were counted as strong for Holbrook. As these four came in to headquarters, the lead widened and remaining precincts in other parts of the district were divided among several of the candidates evenly enough so that Holbrook's winning margin could not be cut. The Clare candidate and volunteer helpers in his campaign had conducted an old fashioned doorbell ringing canvass of areas in every part of the district and didn't stop until the late evening before election day. Drought Blamed For High Nitrate Corn Drought stricken corn is causing headaches for farmers in some areas of Michigan and other states. While grain and forage yields are expected to be low in these areas, far mers are also concerned that drought stricken corn silage may contain high levels of nitrates, say a pair of Michigan State University extension special- ists. Low production, poor Local Support Strong Tuesday's Primary voting in Clare rolled up a total of 698 whose turnout made a heavy dent in the record for numbers. How did electors mark their choices in Clare? Hot races for nominees to represent local residents in the two houses of the' state legislature brought sendoffs to Harold Hughes for the Senate and Donald E. Holbrook, Jr. for the House from hometown voters who made them favorites of course. Donald E. Holbrook, Sr. a candidate for 3rd District Court of Appeals also enjoyed strong support from Clare friends and neighbors. Harold Hughes counted 333 votes here as against a total of 202 for his Republican rivals combined. Don E. Holbrook, Jr. took a lead of 311 ih Clare over his nearest opponent Robert Phinny, in the field of 10 for the new 99th Representative District. Donald E. Holbrook, _>r. in the non-partisan, primary for judge in the District Court of Ap- peals was given 479 votes here with three closest candidates counting 76 and 75, 75. rate of gain, and other signs of possible nitrate poisoning of live stock could result. Don Hillman, MSU dairy extension specialist, cautions farmers not to be to hasty in harvesting corn Silage. "The moisture content of corn silage may remain high even though several leaves may have turned brown near the bottom of the stalk,'* he points out. "Harvesting of the corn containing excessive moisture could result in poor quality silage. Yields could increase by allowing more time for the plant to grow and ears to develop." Better yet, much of the nitrate may disappear as a result of further plant growth and maturity. Dr. Clifford Beck, veterinary medicine extension specialist aft MSU, says high levels of nitrate in silage does not neees- indlcate the silage will cause problems. Many other factors also enter into the nitrate problem-- mo_t of which are poorly understood. "High levels of nitrates have been fed to cattle for long periods without any evidence of harmful effects in some experiments, while in other cases much lower levels have caused economic losses and "cattle deaths," explains Beck. "Nitrate levels in silage may or may not be associated with fertilization practices," he added. "Other factors that should be considered are the nitrate content of the farm water, supply, presence of nitrate, containing weeds in the corn crop and stunting of plants with weed killers.*' However, drought is probably .he principle cause of high nitrates in forage crops. Com harvested as grain present., no problem. The Two specialists suggest several practices for farmers attempting to avoid nitrate toxicity problems; —don't feed silage for two or three weeks after the silo is filled. —make feeding changes gradually by feeding small amounts for several days and providing extra roughage in the form of hay for a week to permit cattle to adjust to the new feed.. —feed liberal amounts of grain to decrease consumption of the nitrate- So effective was the voter appeal that Holbrook's telephone in Clare began ringing early in the forenoon Wednesday as voters from all over the new 4- county district called to congratulate him and assure him of more support in November. Not so fortunate was Harold B. Hughes, whose bid for re-election in the Michigan Senate was turned back in a three-way race for the GOP nomination between him, Guy Vander Jagt of Cadillac, and Don Gordon. In the huge area of the 36th Senatorial District, Hughes found himself in unfamiliar territory and counted on an Uphill fight. Vander Jagt took the contest with a heavy margin over second place Gordon. Dr. E.- J. Gershon will oppdse him in November as the Democratic candidate. He was unopposed for his party's nomination on Tuesday and counted 542 votes in the district. Listening to returns on Tuesday night, Senator Hughes saw the unmistakable trend from northern parts of the district that called his opponents their: favorites. He left his office early and conceded defeat. He was one of many containing roughage and victims in the election, of also enhance the conver- redistrieting and the con- sion of nitrate to amnonia. sequent weakening of prestige as an incumbent, —make sure cattle re- His; andJ several other ceive adequate levels of experienced voices in the vitamin A. --feed iodized salt since nitrate problems are more serious with iodine deficient cattle. legislature suffered their defeats as moderate conservatives although Hughes was never associated with the "old Guard* areh-re- actionaries. of Deeds Wm. A. Henerson. Treasurer Lewis F. Rutter; Drain Commissioner Walter H. Ehle who replaces former officeholder Bruce Williams; Coroners Dr. Julian Gershon who is new on the ticket and incumbent Carl Stephenson; Surveyor Paul Lapham. Their unofficial totals in the county were: Henderson 2519 Rutter 2437 Ehle 2258 Gershon1439 Stephenson 2064 Lapham 2281 Strange Margin Just 64 Votes Representative Russell Strange, formerly of Clare would rattier switch districts than fight in the candidate field of seven for a seat in the House. When redistrieting split Isabella county from Clare, he went with it to try for nomination in the new Isabella-Montcalm District. His decision gave him some rough moments as early returns on election night gave his chief opponent, Loren Gray a breakaway lead that lasted on through the night. Strange, believing he had lost didn't learn of his victory until Wednesday morning. But jf&ai results from Isabella county, last to be reported, restored the rae •tc.^&Ve_." terms- and at la, put Strange into a straw thin victory edge of 6± votes! The photo finish had th count of: Strange 2304 Gray 2240 Peterson 2041 A recount is possible, although not officially discussed yet the margin is not far from one single vote in each precinct of the district. Examining the vote in each of the two counties proves again that campaigning in new district-areas outside of older ones where candidates were well known, has been a considerable factor in the election this week. • Gray had a margin of 15 votes in Montcalm county and was in front by more that until final reports gave Strange an edge of 79 in Isabella and enough to win. In local Isabella races Sheriff Ray Martin stood off a challenge for the nomination by Edwin Matlock, 2032-1612. Drain Commissioner Rollin Gross defeated a bid by Matt McConnell, 2096- 1644. Other incumbent county officers were renominated without opposition. Estimates High In Fire Loss A fire Tuesday afternoon at 6;24 in the kitchen at Town and Country Lounge, Clare was under control in 15 minutes after the Clare Fire Department responded, but damage from lingering smoke odor and stains might amount to as much as $10,000 according to immediate estimates. The popular dining spot, owned and operated by Mr* and Mrs, O. D. Bayesmust have estimates on complete cleaning and probably redecorating. The blaze started on or near'the cooking area and quickly ignited a grease filter in the hood over the ranges. Firemen said that a steel roof prevented the spread of Flame 8 and more damage. Thick smoke filled the kitchen and then drifted into other parts of the* building that includes bar? lounge, and rooms for large,. dinners and parties.
|Title||1964-09-03; 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;|
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