1962-11-08; Clare Sentinel
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..--. ---wii^Vv 'r»'«?w»?i^«gR<'v; Glare Sentinel firazsdai''. November 8, 1962 Established 1878 Just © fl "Health, research, and education for the benefit of society", is what Fred Ser- ver describes as Ms occupation. The be whiskered cyclist, passed through Clare Tuesday on his way to Grayling anddrewpienrj of curious glances. Server's age i$ 67 or 70 years, he guesses and the final destination in his bicycle trip is Manistique,, 400 miles from Detroit! where'he started, ! He claims membership in the National Hygiene Society of Detroit and eats nothing but raw vegetables and fruit, no meat. He stayed in Clare Tuesday night and told questioners that he will go to Alaska next spring to put his regal' hair style, beard and" stature to work as a "model" at the University of Fairbanks. He plans to ride his bike on the 4,000 mile trip at the estimated rate of 60 miles per day. Shrine Club Orga se |:nj ^ Elf Khurafeh Shrine Temple, of the Oasis of Saginaw,is now repiesent- ed in Clare, Gladwin, and Roscommon counties by the twelfth Shrine Club to be so designated. The new club to be known as the Vacation Land Shrine ' Club, held an organization meeting with a dinner gathering at the Surrey House in, Harrison last Thursday. Following 'he dinner, an election of officers and directors was held. Elected were, president, Dr, Gtc, Born, of Clare; vice-president, Ted .-Hai\*«ry,**'"uf" Houghton Lake; secretary ** and treasurer, Paul Weath- erhead, of Harrison. Directors named were, Dave Broka and Joseph Hunter, of Beaverton; Dr. H D. Hartman, of Roscommon, Perry Miller, of Higgins Lake, Tim Frey, of Clare and Glen Poetof Harrison. The Vacation Land Shrine Club plans to meet the first Thursday of each month except the months of December,February,and March and welcomes all Shriners of- Clare,Gladwin and Roscommon counties GOP ELECTS ROMNEY; KEEPS COURTHOUSE CONTROL FIRM HERE r<v to join with them. Monday, November 12 "will be observed by the Citizens State Bank and Clare Postoffice as Veteran's Day. Those places and others not ordinarily open on legal holidays will remain closed all day. ONE VOTE counts as much as another, is the spirit in &axe county where modern times haven't spoiled the atmosphere of Lincoln township's polling place in the "Lake George town hall, while voting machines have replaced the paper ballot in Clare's precincts'. Election board members seated from left in the top picture are Mrs. Beulah Abbott, Mrs. Amy Nichols, Mrs. Jayne Kress, Mrs. William Green. Basil Coyne is also a board member. Voters in the background near the old stove and pile of f irewood^ are Lionel and Minnie Weaver of Lake George. Below, Mrs. Virginia Seite chooses her candidates Tuesday from the list behind vote machine tabs in Clare. Lake George photo by Harold Love Sentinel Circulation Hits 3,400 With Student Campaign Help Sentinel circulation, higher than at any time in the history of this 84 year old weekly has passed 3,400 in November. Recent addition of more than 70 names of new subscribers who signed in the school's subscription campaign helped to give the circulation figure a big boost. In the CHS magazine and newspaper subscription drive, students set a new record for sales with a total of $3,692.68 and Principal' David Donovan said that this amount v/ill be increased when a few late sales are tabulated. Class sales in order of the amounts are Juniors- $1,220.45, Freshmen - $1,183.95, Sophomores - $706.72, and Seniors with $580.71. Individual student turning in the most sales -*- i BoA Simons, is ot Clare might he envied by plenty of frls fellow hunters for this eight-point buck he brought dowa %osl ^ s**®0*?* test day. His second as a bow hunter, it was the iirst live deer lEod ever shot at successfully. He hit it jvith two arrows before bagging it. mis father, Eojjert is ■ going hunting abdve the straits and he'd better bring home f^metfiing as good. Sentinel photo was - Roxanne Schroeder with $222.39 for the valuable sifcst prize. " ' Otise'ir" prizewinners numbered 71 students who sold $19.95 worth of subscriptions or more. Sentinel subscriptions were sold by students on a special offer that allowed the student fund to keep as high as; aSO percent of the price »ipMd for new subscriptions. Grange To Publish State History The Michigan State Grange at Lansing announced today that an agricultural history of Michigan, containing some 250pages, is expected to come out early in 1963. The history is centered around the Grange, which has steadily sought a better life for rural people of the statfc throughout its 90 years. It traces the Grange's reaction to and leadership in many of the leading public issues of the day in this ; eriod. It is one of the most complete agricultural histories of the state ever written. The book is . entitled, "The Grange In Michigan" and was written by Fred Trump, well - known agricultural writer in the state. Doll Dress Contest A Christmas doll dressing contest sponsored by Clare Civitans is looking for older girls or women to dress the dolls for some child's Christmas and at the same time become ** eligible for a prize to be awarded to the "best dressed",doll. Dolls taken by contestants to be dressed will be collected again on December 8. Contest rules "-d all information may be obtained by calling R.Giles Ev-6-2488. I Enlisting Carolers For Good Will An effort is being made to organize a citywide appeal for Christmas Basket donations. Church choirs and fellowships, service clubs Boy and Girl Scouts^jH; and other interested grcjups are being asked to join in for one evening of caroling for their own enjoyment and particularly to give all townspeople and opportunity to contribute to the Christmas Baskets. Tentative plans call for dividing the town'into sec■" tions and for different caroling groups who can canvass each section to make a concerted appeal for donations. . A similar appeal us|hg carolers has been in effect 'for manyyearsinSt. Louis Missouri where many community welfare projects aAe supported by this one endeavor. It is hoped that our com munity too, will respohd by participating in caroling groups to make this new venture a success. * HPO Gets Earlier Schedule Donald L.Swanson.Dir ector, Chicago Region Post Office Department has announced that the Highway Post Office, operating between Detroit, Saginaw, Clare, and Mackinaw City Michigan, will provide one hour earlier delivery of northbound mail, effective November 12, 1962. Arrival of the Highway Post Office in Mackinaw City at 7:00 a.m.,instead of 8|00 a.m.,will advance delivery by one hour to all offices on the eastern half of the Upper Peninsula. Many other offices, including Gaylord, Che- hoygan, and Wolverine will benefit by an earlier re ceipt of their morning mail through this schedule re vision. Northbound, the Highway Post Office leaves Detroit at 11:30 p.m.Saginaw at 2-10 p.m.Clare3.'45a.m. Indian River 6;20 a.m,,and arrives Mackinaw City at 7.-.00 a.m. Southbound,the Highway Post Office will leave Mackinaw City at 7:25 p.m.,Clare 10.-05 p.m. Saginaw 1:30 a.m.,arriving Detroit at 4;30 a.m. '■■;. These improvements are a part of the ssrwce improvement program of Postmaster General J.Edward Day, and have been accomplished at no added expense to the Department If aw Scrlatfi Volum* 72, No. S I Michigan's General Election over, the story in short is: George Romney thundered to an impressive victory for the governor- Ship over Democratic imcumbent Governor John Swainson, but failed to carry members of the State Administrative Board with him to office; the Republican advantage in the Swainson and carried members of the State Administrative Board 'with him to office; the Republican advantage in the State Legislature is secure; the balance on the State Supreme Court is tipped back from what ..some call labor partisan lines; local Republicans in Clare county won handily over moderately strong Dem rivals in the two contested offices (sheriff and county clerk) and other GOP incumbents rolled up.large totals on the close local scene. Clare county electors helped return to office both State Senator Harold B. Hughes from the 28th District and Russell Strange, Representative from the Isabella-Clare District. Bearing out predictions on the eve of the voting, ■Michigan and Clare county went to the polls ina record turn out for an off-year General Election, one in ■which the presidency of the United States i s not at stake. Surpassing record 1958 voting by 467 votes, the combined total for Romney and Swainson Tuesday was 4,315 in Clare county(un- officially). This big turnout approached the I960 combined total for governor. The county vote margins for Republicans in state, district, and local races were: GOV. Romney - 2926, Swainson, 1389. LT. GOV. Reid-2886, Lesinski-1300 SEC. OF STATE Stockmeyer - 2650, Hare- 1567. Road Chief Speaks Out To Defend His Record Charges raised by critics of his administration in the Clare County Road Department and by state auditors drew answers this week from outgoing Road Commission Chairman Avery Barber. He pointed to progress in the Department during his six-yean occupation of the chairman* post and said that county "politics" were to blame for deposing him in last month's "election of a Commission replacement. On one point Barber agreed with disclosures published in last week's issue of TheSentinel-JDis- sention among members of the Commission itself was an impeding influence in the effectiveries -of the Clare County bureau. ' .'•'.'■ Barber will leave office on December 31 when Gleh Lloyd takes the third chair on the Road Commission following his appointment by county supervisors last month. He said that he will be .satisfied if, the .public will judge, the merits of his stewardship as commis sion . chairman after the public ""knows the truth' WTiat bothers Barber most is, in-his words,"the Road Department was in improved condition recent ly since he took office as Commission chairman six years ago", and to him it appears that the reward for this achievement is being turned out of office. "When I became chairman the Department was $80,000 in debt and was having trouble meeting payrolls. The equipment was 'junk'. "Now, theRoad Commission is -out of debt and is paying its bills every 30 days. It has built a new $25';000 office building in Harrison and is equipped for work with what the State Highway calls the best equipment for any Michigan county of comparable size." (If the public and Clare county taxpayers are to be concerned with learning " the truth", then let the following be known.- The Clare County Road Commission discontinued some time ago the proper practice of publishing official minutes of Commission meetings. This was done for the stated reason that it would save taxpayers money, but the only REAL result of the action has been that the Commission has thus allowed itself to conduct business in dark secret away from the eyes and knowledge of taxpayers who are called upon to foot $500,000 worth of its bills annually. A Sentinel editorial condemning this hideaway conduct of public affairs appears on page eight -ffHof today's paper) There, is more to his credit that the public has know, Barber declares, A ■ reaticiion • ;l the county . vJau labor force has meant fi'-'t^ the saving of payroll dollars that have gone instead into better equipment and moreneeded construction of county roads. He recalls that when the Department was in tight financial straits, he and Tom Cook, the superintendent went out to township Boards to ask for cash advances to enable the Commission to meet obligations . This township participation' in return for value in road construction has beeti' So successful, Barber says, that now township "matching money" is' so large an account in Department affairs that the county Cannot handle all the demands that townships ask and are 'ready'With funds for- ' '".■.*-Ba*^be% said- that until the end,' of'-his-term 6n December 31, the books and record of the Road Commission will be open and available for public inspection in the headquarters office in Harrison. in response to aquestion about the uncomplimentary report "on his Department by ■ auditors of the State Department of The Auditor General, Barber answered, "Yes the public can see that too." The record will show that the Department has built 59 miles of blacktop road since he has been on the Commission, he said. In addition 12 miles of finished roadbed were completed in 1961 and eight miles of the roadbed are -ready for blacktop next season. Barber claims partial credit for an employee retirement plan now in effect for road workers; Counter arguments charging that " politics" cost him his job are part of Barber's answers to critics of the Commission. He says that he fought efforts of certain Supervisors .to be named on a county road committee with powers to make committee appointments of Commission members and his resistance earned animosity of those supervisors. The replaced chairman said he could show a connection between a criticism -in the last auditor's report on his Department and unauthorized use of county road equipment by a brother - in -law of Fred Jones', Jones is a member of the Commission and a leading candidate for the vacant chairman's post. Barber said that no less than three of Jones close relatives hold jobs with the Department, They are Ed Bringman , Jones' brother-in-law, Buck Jones Fred Jones' son, and Dale Brandon, a nephew. Barber said that Bringman brought unfavorable comment by auditors who noticed a recorded entry that he made personal use of County Continued on page 8 GOV. ELECT ROMNEY With Clare's Best Wishes "This is a Clare Cham ber of Commerce 'Lucky Buck* worth $1.00 for you with our best wishes for hunting luck". These words will surprise many a deer hunter who stops in Clare on his way northward when the businessmen's organiza - tion begins the annual givr ing away of the now-famous Bucks. - The genuine dollars are colorful bank checks and may be cashed anywhere. In the past hunters have picked up the Lucky Bucks and the Chamber of Commerce finds they have been cashed in all|parts of the -north. C-C member gas station operators Will pafis but the dollars and the best wishes for, the organization this year, President Joe Johnston said. Con Con Pamphlets Available Ready for distribution to anyone who asks for it, is a new pamphlet which describes briefly the work of the Michigan Constitu tional Convention and is s. valuable aid to the public in understanding the doc ument before an election that will approve, or reject the convention's work. The 12- page pamphlet also summarizes what dele- gwteS believe are the most significant changes propo sed in the new constitu tion-for Michigan. Also off the presses and ready for distribution is another book published by the Con Con, Available in limited quantity .to those who desire a complete explanation of all changes in the new document is an 110-page booklet which contains the full text of the new constitution plus explanatory notes. The larger booklet has been sent to all schools an d public libraries in Michigan; to newspapers, radio and television stations. I ATTY GEN. Danhoff-2742, Kelley-1410 ST. TREAS. Allen-2775, Brown, 1413 AUD'RGEN. Seidman - 2817, Farnum 1326. CONGRESS at LARGE Bentley*- 2898, Staebler- 1-295. '(* Based on nearly completed returns from statewide . sources' it .appeared that Neil Staebler was a winner over Alvin Bentley) U.S.REP.' Cederberg - 2957, Evans 1229. STATE SENATE 28th DIST. Hughes, 3008-Jones 1178 LEGISLATURE Strange-2906, Smith-1309 CO. PROS.ATTY. - -Alex Strange-3163 CO. CLERK Henderson (R) 3101,Drew (D) 1120- SHERIFF Darling(R)-3173, Brink(D) 1067 CO. TREAS. Rutter-3203 DRAIN COMMIS. Williams-3163 CORONER Stephenson- 3164 and Weitzel-3097 SURVEYOR Lapham-3072 , R o m n e y, s victory equaled in interest, or overshadowed al 1 other. state and area election news. The Republicans will now have a chief executive in the state house for the first time in 14 years. His party campai$iejd hard on the theme that ia. •Republican governor wording with a legislature and state administrative board of his own party can end bickering in Lansing that has led Michigan down & path of political inaction and -near disaster in fin-^ ances, and slow progress. ih the field of public services. , The state will expect a government of action and a beginning of results from unified Republican leaders. In the contest for the Michigan House seat now held by Russell H. Strange and bid for by Donald E. Smith (D) Of Farwell,. Strange found the going Comparatively easy and won in the Isabella-Clare District 2906 to 1309. Clare, county * voters gave-Strange more than a 2.to 1 edge and in Isabella county the difference was roughly 5 to 3 in favor of Strange. Smith's home precinct of Surrey township gave him a complimentary vote tally of 250 which was far.far ahead of the Democrat ticket. But it was felt that straight Republican voters contributed too heavily, even in his home town, to make Smith's bid serious. The GOP vote in Surrey was 291- The City of Clare Went for Strange, 635 to 254. Senator Harold B. Hughes_ took a lead over Democrat rival Carroll Jones of 3008 to 1178 in Continued on page 8- •w-vCf" M JV y^'VtWAWfl^nv HAR0LD K«HUGHEs"V RfrElec*ss£;Jenator ftrfwKffcftwu. RUSSELL H. STRANGEF&& Wins District Vot ■"jg'ILWJ-'tt.1 t'
|Title||1962-11-08; 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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