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I. <*" Clare Ten Cents Copy Sixteen Pages Clare, Michigan May 20, 1965 Established 1878 New Series Vol. 73. No. 37 Michigan Week visitors from Chesaning were treated to sights . . . and pleasnn. tastes Monday when they toured Thayer Dairy Popsickle production departmeni. Sampling the chocolate-covered goodies art- Howard Everts, president of the C ofC and a conductor with Glen Cain and Mrs. Everts on the industry tout-, Mrs.Robert Ballard. wife of Chesaning's village president, Mrs. Donald ReTiman and Mr. Rehman a member of the Chesaning Council. Don Thayer at right explained operations at Thayer's, one of Clare's major employers. On Wednesday members of the Clare Rotary Club went sightseeing in the plant in Thayer's M-W open' h6use, The tour will be open to the ■public Saturday from 9 to 12 and 1 to 3. Blood Bank In Trouble; Seeks Donors The Clare Chamber of Commerce annual honor to the Citizen of Th& Year was ac cepted toy Frank LaGoe before an applaud- _:feAV&HK^ iu ing crowd at Monday night's the Doherty Wedgewood Room, presented the Inscribed plaque on of the entire organization. Sentinel V '*_____:. i ■WW*: _"_ •-» banquet in Ken Barnes behalf photos. M-W Launched Here Monday A Michigan Week observance here that got off to an excellent start on Monday, continues today and ^hrough the end of this week "•"%ith the spirit that in this state has been an annual reminder to the world of Michigan's greatness. The audience at the 1965 M-W Banquet Monday evening at the Doherty Motor Hotel applauded the selection of Frank T. LaGoe as Citizen of the Year, -met visiting Chesaning Village President Robert Ballard and awarding of'■* regional citations for product of the year and agricultural product of the year, -and joined in honors to Richard (Pete) Wheeler for 20 years of dedication to public education m Clare. ■■•■*• *■ The banquet climaxed a day of entertainment for Chesaning's President Ballard and Mrs. Ballard and Arthur Gewirtz, village clerk and Mrs. Gewirtz, and Donald Rehman, councilman and Mrs. Rehman. They arrived in Clare in Mid Morning and were conducted on a tour to see Clare's library, airport, city hall, and water iron removal plant. After lunch they went sightseeing through Holley Carburetor, Kraft Foods, Beaver Tool, and Thayer .Dairy. They were generous and sincere with their admiration for Clare's public services and industrial advancement. High point of interest at the M-W Banquet was the presentation of a plaque and citation to Frank LaGoe in the Citizen of the Year award for outstanding efforts and achievements fo public affairs. In presenting the handsome trophy to LaGoe, Chamber of Commerce Secretary - Manager Ken Barnes spoke of the appreciation and esteem that is felt for him for his free giving of time,. ability and experience for city and area betterment. A former president of the Chamber of Commerce LaGoe now directs the Economic Development Corp., is a member of the newly formed County Building Authority, is president of the Clare Board of Education and remains interested in other endeavours. In business life he is a vice president and the trust officer of Citizens Bank and Trust Company <_ J,. <_ la-se^aM-Rosebush. The expression of public appreciation tp Superintendent Wheeler came on the eve of his departure from Clare after 20 years in school work here as teacher, high school principal and superintendent. He had declined a contract to continue here after the close of this school year. His years in leadership saw the district enlarged through annexations and joining of areas in the district, modernization of the school plant and building of a new high school. The school has grown both in size and program offered under Wheeler's administration. Significant moments at the banquet came with the awarding of Region 8 citations for product of the year to Brown Municipal Industries of Mt. Pleasant for a catch basin cleaner to remove sand or sludge from catch basins and stor- age tanks. Band "Koncert" Tonight Favorite Fun For All Ages Tonight the Clare High School Band will present its final concert for the year, another edition of their Kiddie Koncert that was so popular when presented two years ago. The concert, scheduled for 8:00 p.m. in the High School Gym, will consist of novelties, features, and light music, all designed to entertain the kids and amuse the adults. Near Ready With Photos For License Installation of the first of 48 color cameras to produce Michigan's new driver's license -photos has started and will probably be finished by June 7 according to James Hare, Michigan Secretary of State. Clare county's camera will be installed in the sheriffs office on May 27, p_ne week from today and in Jh^jTlt. Isabella county the camera will be delivered ind installed the same day. First of the new licenses with the owner's col or photo will be coming out late this month or early June. A special feature will be the twirling and drum major contes t for preschoolers, with treats for all entrants and prizes for the two winners. Kids planning to enter the contest should bring their own batons. Proceeds from the concert admission is 10.5 for everyone regardless of age.....will go toward ado- nation to the Sousa Memorial Band Shell to be erected at the Kennedy center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This is in response to a nationwide appeal to school bands for a $100 contribution which, if received before May 31, will be matched by federal funds, dollar for dollar. On Tuesday of this week, the members of the Senior Band and the parents of the seniors were guests at the annual Band Banquet. Richard Wheeler, Superintendent of Schools, was special guest at the affair, which was held in the Me- Church basement rooms and attended by 120 people. Theme of the banquet was the number one, recognizing the first division rating that the band received at the State Festival this year for the first time. The agricultural award went to Eber Wetzel of Au- Gres in Arenac county for a new building design and process for the fresh storage of bulk potatoes or vegetable crops. Holding up to 150,000 bushels, the building ventil ates and protects the vegetables to maintain them in fresh condition. Employing as many as 12 persons at one time, the property is said to be valued at $25 million. Among judges in the regional competition were Ken Barnes, Clarence Gum, Clare city manager, and O.D. Bayes, owner of Town and Country dining restaurant. The Region includes counties of Clare, Isabella, Gladwin, Roscommon, Arenac and Ogemaw. Master of ceremonies at the banquet was Howard Everts, Chamber of Commerce president who introduced the program features and also called on Chesaning President Ballard, Clare mayor Tim Cotter, and Gene Umlor of Mt. Pleasant who is M-W chairman for Region 8. The Red Cross Bloodmobile, coming to Clare on Monday, May 24 is on another trip to try to collect enough blood to meet Clare county's quota and keep up with the rate that county residents are using transfusions. Volunteer donors are urgently asked to make appointments to give blood between the hours of 12 noon and '6.00 p.m. that day. The station will be in the large hall in Clare Congregational Church. The critical nature oi this request for donors was explained by Mrs. Alex Strange who told The Sentinel that failure to collect 150 units or more on this Bloodmobile trip will al-* most certainly mean the end of the Blood Bank membership for Clare county. "We know that our ur-p gent requests often sound alarming and warn .that the program is in danger," Mrs. Strange said. "But we are not crying wolf. The county cannot remain in the Blood Bank program and continue to use more "_£ £S,-.S_ ..it.-"S *_f—_ Apathetic public response to former appeals has disheartened sponsors of the program and made it more and more difficult to get the services of workers and committee leaders. There is hope that realization of the hardship and expense that would follow loss of the program, will inspire renewed interest and cooperation. To save time on Blood mobile day, appointments can be made by calling Mrs. Donald E. Holbrook, Sr. at 386-7653 or Mrs. Tim Frey at 386-2544 or Carl Stephenson a t 386-7451. 112 More Trees Planted In K Project Choosing Michigan Week as an appropriate time for announcement, the Clare Kiwanis Club revealed the completion of its project to Banquet Closes Pin Season The Gateway Ladies Friday Night League held its annua 1 banquet last Friday night, May 14th, at Town and Country Lounge. One hundred bowlers and guests enjoyed a delicious smorgasbord, celebrating the close of a very successful and pleasant sea. son. ft • f * * Included on the guest list were Marie Sweet ; and Eleanor Lehr, Association President and Secretary, respectively, and Charlotte and Tula Brown. The Lone Pine team had charge of table decora- tions, and Ruth Heii*n__and Helen McJarnes planned some enjoyable entertainment. Milly Brannigan, gag chairman, also delighted the group with her presentation of amusing gag prizes. Neareine Morse, league president, extended a welcome to the guests and then turned the program over to Myrtle Coil who acted as toastmistress. She distributed the various awards, assisted by Rose Neff, league secretary. The Ford - O - Matics team won both halves for undisputed championship— something that hadn't as yet been accomplished in the league's history. Their wins for each half were identical, -something of an oddity. Dan McDonald's Ford Sales is their sponsor. The members of the winning team are Fran Carncross, captain; Myrtle Coil, Iola Archbold, Iva Burnett and Rose Neff. Baseball Opener Is May 23rd Flags, music and crowds will again herald the opening of the Little League season Sunday,' May 23. A parade starting at 1:30 from McEwan and Third streets near Consumers Power salesroom will be led by the Clare High Band and Little League and Minor League teams and managers will march to the field for flag raising and opening day ceremonies. A triple attraction is on the card for that day, too. All six teams will play in three games. A 12:30 Stanley Oil meets Anderson Drugs. Following at five o'clock the second game will match Clare Hardware against Alexander Shoes. A nightcap contest will start under the lights at They were awarded the sponsor's trophy selected and donated by Gateway Lanes, together with individual trophies and arm chevrons. Ulrich Standard Service won the roll-off'for run— ner-up awards. The following girls were presen- ted trophies for this honor; Pauline Brinkerhoff, captain; Barbara Smock, Gayle Cimmerer, Linda Mum- ford, Gloria Ulrich and Marlene Hales. Corky's Restaurant received consolations for fin ishing at the bottom. Fran Carncross was ap. propriately honored for her Her charm, friendliness, and numerous other pleasing qualifications won Penny Bryant the "Most Congenial" award. Marjorie Lynch was presented the Achievement Award for- raisin0, her av^ erage 11 points. Special recognition was 'given "■-to * Bonnie "Bauder .■for outstanding bowling; to Carol Cotton for rolling a triplicate; and to Nina Grim, June Schildbach, Eva Bolin and Bernice Porter for special accomplishments. Only six women had a perfect attendance, and being: Iva Lou Bauer; Connie McNerney; Margaret Kegg; Pauline Brinker- county residents with free blood wherever they happen to be in the U.S. or Canada when they need it. Without county member- Ship the blood costs .about $35. per unit. Giving blood requires only about 45 minutes of time and donors say they would rather give it than receive it. A free health checkup is provided each blood giver. Clip Golf Rose Neff. .__, Officers ,£or_next seaspn will be jsf.eai.eihe l_.brse,* (^.«iTf*»*hH-flf" president; Margaret Bed- v-«*i«5AA.*.a«x ard, vice-president; Rose Neff, secretary-treasurer; and Connie McNerney, ser- geant-at-arms. high series of 633, the highest ever bowled by a woman at Gateway Lanes. Fran's high calibre shooting during the season also earned her the award for high average of 169. Joan Mickle received the trophy for high game of 223. Step Up Safe Driving Campaign .An intensified campaign of highway safety and caution, in traffic is to be launched immediately under sponsorship of nearly 500 state leaders in government, law enforcement, tourism and business. Spurred by the realization that Michigan will have four long holiday weekends this year, the safe driving, campaign will follow the theme, Bring 'Em Back Alive, and strive to curb the rising highway 'accident toll. Starting with Memorial Day, the critical holidays fall On 4th of July, Labor Day and Christmas. _ CHS Joins New Ahletic League A new area athletic conference for six high schools along US-10 from Sanford to Reed City has been organized and will begin scheduled completition in the fall of 1966. Including Clare, Far- well, Coleman, Meridian, Evart and Reed City, the new league has taken the name US-10 Conference. School Boards in all member communities have approved the organization. The league drew its members from three other high school athletic groups and big changes from former organization and membership are expected in the Mid-Michigan B, the Tomahawk Conference, and possibly West Michigan Conference as a result of the shuffling. Meridian and Clare have given notice of intent to withdraw from the Mid- Michigan B League and Reed City has is withdrawing from the West Michigan Conference. Coleman, Farwell and Evart are presently members of the Tomahawk Con ference and will continue to compete in that Conference during the 1965-66 school year. Harrison another member of the Tomahawk withdrew this year to join the North Eastern Michigan Conference. The remaining members of the Tomahawk—Lake City, Marion, Barryton, Beal City—are expected to recruit additional Class D schools to continue that athletic league. Several factors favor the formation of the new league. All teams will have greatly reduced traveling distances; each school can compete in full conference play and still maintain traditional rivalry outside of the conference. The schools enjoy other forms of cooperation and* competition other than athletics and these relationships can be expanded. High school enrollments in all schools are very close to one another—large Class C. or small Class B. MEN'S ASSN. June 13th, 9-Hole Monkey Foursome July 25th, 18-Hole 2-Ball Foursome August 2nd, Club Qualification Must be Completed August, Club Tournament September 26th, Men and Womens Association Banquet. CENTRAL MICH. May 16th, Alma - Couples Day C.M.G.A. June 19th & 20th, Clare - Best Ball - Twin Elms Event June 27th, Clare - 27 Hole 4-Man Invitational C. M.G.A. June 27th, Ithaca - Couples Day C.M.G.A. July 17th & 18th, Clare - Central Michigan Open Clare July 25th, St. Johns , - Couples Day C.M.G.A. July 31st, Portland - Stag- Day August 8th, Clare - Couples Day C.M.G.A. WOMEN'S SCHED. Events are at Clare unless otherwise noted. May 23, Couples Day Alma. May 26, All Clubs Grand Ledge. June 2, Luncheon June 9, AU Clubs, Clare June 16, Home June 21, Invitational Clare. Continued On Page A-8 along residential curb sides, and terraces through out the city. The club sponsored the planting of 112 more trees this spring in continuing a cooperative project started last fall. Cost was shared with the city government. Planting has been under the supervision of White's Nursery and Garden Center, who also furnished the soil. Chosen for planting this spring were three varieties of trees, Sugar Maple, Norway Maple, and Marshall Ash. Last fall's planting consisted 'of Nx. rway Maple and Schwedler Maple. To keep Clare beautiful and insure shade along its parkways, the club will make this a continuing program from year to year. Many of the trees just planted are coming into full leaf. According to White's Nursery, the trees should not become too dry. Clare residents can share in the program by watering trees along their parkways. Note Book £_■■_»_*' Approach of Memorial Day and attention to family burial lots makes for interest in an item called to NOTEBOOK'S attention by Mrs. Claude Cassidy. She discovered a curious old paper in some family things, which turned out to be a receipt written to her husband's father, John Cassidy on October 8, 1886 for a "grave lot" in Surrey Township Cemetery. The full sized iot was three dollars and the receipt was signed by Frank McLillan, sexton. And another note, —the first class postage on the envelope in which the receipt was mailed was two cents, only recently raised at that time from the previous rate of one cent for a letter. __ BUT HAVE FUN WITHOUT US" Space Hero Sends Polite Regrets Some people might have moments of musing over what national heros are really like in personal life. How would it seem to meet person --to -person with, -say —a space flight astronaut like Gus Grissom? Well, the women bowlers in the Friday Night League almost did . . they think! The idea of the space pilot meeting 100 bowlers at their annual banquet started out as an innocent , little joke and then almost succeeded as a gag turned around oh the first joker. Making plans some time Off went the invitation to Major Virgil 1. Grissom members were asked to tell who their guests were to nSmbl? ofdlSn^pScellS Farwell Students Are tings. A bowler on the Ulrich Standard Oil team got some laughs when she wrote the names of Gus Grissom and John Young, Gemini flight twin pilots on the proposed guest list. ,._ . Conservation Tourists 7:00 p.m, when Bryant's ago for the women's league Mobil meets Citizens Bank banquet at the end of the and Trust. bowling season, team Then, Mrs, 'Milly Brannigan of Farwell, in charge of the amusements and "gag" presentations on the coming program thought of reaily inviting the spacemen to the party with the wild idea that if they should accept, it would be an astonishing and memorable turn of the little joke. Sixth grade students at FarWell Elementary School will join the ranks of conservation tourists Thursday, May 20th. Previously the 6th grades of Clare Elementary, St. Cecilia, Harrison Elementary, and C.A, Amble Schools have visited points of interest on their annual conservation trek. The Farwell students will visit Thayer* s trout pond on Hatton Road, observe a deer yard along the Hatton grade. They will lunch at Lilly Lake, which will also serve as one of the stops ott the tour. Hubels Forresters at Lake George will be their last stop. This more or less Winds up their Conservation activity for the school year, altho many opportunities exist to continue their work beyond the 6th grade. This may be done in the form of a local 4-H Conservation Club. at National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Manned Space craft Center in Houston, Texas. And Milly didn't tell anyone what she had done. Now, you know that the spacemen couldn't possible attend our ladies' bowling party. But their politely amused reply to the invitation revealed a fine sense of humor. And the program did have its little joke when Milly read the personal letter signed by Gus Grissom and, explaining that, "John and I" cannot attend, but "we do hope that everyone hut a fine time at the party/'
|Title||1965-05-20; 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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