1962-12-06; Clare Sentinel
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Sentinel fm. Cesiig C^r Ttoaday, Deewnheg 0, 1962 EitabUshed 1878 Xtrw S«rlm. Vmt 71 Kfo. It Are They Looking: At? Day Like This Is One Day Less Of Winter &■ Z&' ■■&■ SNOWPUSHER Kenneth Guwdermen, veteran operator ol a heavy plow for the Clare County Highway Department has his equipment oiled and ready for duty as he remembers last year's «::tra heavy snows. His equipment is called when ordinary plows get stalled ami ho spent a b«sy season in 1961-62. But this year's mild weather so far, has him waiting aadHvomfartng as he scans a sunny 62 degrees on a thermometer. SNOWSLIDERS Jean White, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John White, and Jane Elden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dex. Elden frown at the prospects of a late skiing season. For both girls, skiing is a favorite winter sport and they had plenty of it in December 1961. The area's recent warm speii seemed more iikc Spring: than -'Winter and their thermometer must go a lot more "down hill" than 62 before they can slide. SNOWTRACKER8 ere looking for •ometMttg te show them * rabbit track, Roger Bonham and "friends" are anxious to hunt, but Where's the snow? Rabbit hunting, one of Michigan's best known winter sports is waiting for the mercury an'd the anowi to fai! ss hunters so far have squinted Into a blue, sunny sky, and Beagles have looketj down their nose® at nothing but dry, brown grsa*. All photos by The Sentinel. ■JS?* Choices Award Pictures on p&ae 1-B Selection ef four Ckf r county high schoolgirls! the 1962 Good Citize award was announced this week by the Daughters ol the American Revolution local Michilimacinac chapter. 9 t •*$&* •?%> *••&:> A little added height, and some fresh talent on Coach Jim Raymond's Pioneer basketball squad didn't help them in the season opener Tuesday against Harrison, The Hornets "bombed" them 60-37 for an unexpected lo; . But- the over all prospects may be brighter than the first game score indicates, with Ralph Buchholz rebounder at well over six feet, Al McKenzie 6' -2" forward who transferred here last summer from Seattle, Washington; Sam Kushmaul, another 6' -2" forward up from last year's bench, and veterans Skip Breen and Skip Kegg at the guards. Raymond says''There's my height, but now we need shooting eyes." The shooting was so cold at Harrison that the Pioneers made only 13 of 31 charity tosses and couldn't hit the hoop for field goals from anywhere. A bad defense is under major revision before CHS Continues its season at Durand Friday and raises the curtain in the home gym against Coleman here on December 11. Another tall baskete6r, Tom* Horgan, who transferred here last summer from Mt. Pleasant is a 6'~l'r forward and a fine natural player "who will see action as soon as eligibility permits after the 31st of January. Nine home games appear on the Pioneers' schedule and season tickets may be purchased at the school. Other Mid-Michigan B conference schools will lose no time in plunging into • the current of title in the annual petition were: Linda el from Ciare , ••a Qliv "om Far-' .. _ is from Harrison, and Ann Blackledge from Marion. The four seniors were nominated by members ol their own classes with final selections from each school's list of nominees being made by the respective faculties. Qualifications _ considered were personal dependability -,- service, and-patriotism. Miss Casteel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Casteel and has been an outstanding and very cooperative student during the past three years. Her school activities are many. She was the Pep Club award winner in i960, Dedication Set For Clare Church Clare Band In Concert At Taw as Plans are complete for the dedication Sunday of the Clare Assembly of God church building, purchased recently from the Episcopal denomination . in Clare. Since October 1 the new congregation with. Pastor John tC. Wibley have been conducting a full-time church program and working on the completion of the interior of the building. Rev. E.D.Cooley,superintendent of Assemblies of God in Michigan "will preach at the dedication to be held at three o' clock afternoon. The church is located on Clarabella Road immediately past the overpass of US-27 over US -10 east of Clare, The dedication, as well as any of the church are open to the local winner in speech contest for her declamation in i services 1961 and district winner public, for oratory in 1962,served j During the time ,-ince as secretary-treasurer of -tne new denomination nas High School Athletic Board owned the building a white 1960-6l,and president of ceiling has been built over ■the board 1962-63,won the the sanctuary and walls National Education Devel- lhave been painted ice- ■ opment Test award twice, I green. Women of the church in 1960 and 1961,magazine have made -dark green sales award for four years, i drapes being the second high in sales in 1961 for the school, Clare High's .". Band shared the stage with the Tawas High Band in an evening concert at Tawas' area Saturday, and the two schools will play a return engagement before a Clare crowd her e on January 19 in a "home-and-home" program arrangement. <"hat provides musical entej> i tainment for listeners of I both towns in turn. \ Directors of the c two ! bands — Lloyd Conley in j Clare and Edward Rima at j Tawas Area measure the Sunday j benefits in experience and practice for the musicians, and companionship for individual players vho get to know their counterparts in other schools by offering them their home hospitality when they are guests. • Concert programs for the affairs offer three numbers by each of the two participating bands,and a section of three more numbers played by the combined bands, Marches, semi-classics and lighter popular music is mixed on the schedules. BUT WE SURE MISS THE WHITE STUFF, RIGHT? With all the folks who cared one way or t'other about the unseasonal warm weather last week there must have been quite a number,—and maybe the lack of snow was the thing about this that struck people as so unusual with hot as June should be. But who cared? Well, you and your neighbors noticed the balmy weather and remarked about how queer it seemed for December. But how about these others? Santa Claus should be November's last days and ; getting" concerned if it looks ; the beginning of December. v Most generally this part of the world is accustomed to seeing a blanket of white in this season, and ice on the ponds. Or at least a real nip of winter cold. Instead of this, we had weather of spring mildness and bright sunshine that was squintier and almost as [people say. Squirrels are not storing nuts like they" Usually do and fur is not; !so heavy on wild denisens; of field and forest. This kind of a season nature's signs indicate an j really hurts sellers of "open" winter. You know mittens, tire chains, fuel what these sign -wise I Coat on p. A-& Elect Marlin Alexander "Indian Summer" is a sometimes warm, sunny spell after the first freeze, or "Squaw Snow". Quite a few outdoors people have observed that Commerce Group Head ! The annual meetine of ful nroiects during the like there will be no snow to brush from chimneytops j and glide his sleigh over! | How about all the sport,; i lovin' kids and their elders . . 'who vearn for snow andi The annual meeting of ful projects during I snappy weather. Without I the Clare Chamber of Com-. past 12 months 'snow there's no skiing, ■ merce,- attended by about -—no tracking rabbits: 20 members was held behind a pair of full-throati-i Monday noon this week at ed beagles,—no ice fishing, 'the Doherty Motor Hotel —no riding toboggans. journalism and yearbook award in 1961, editor of Clare Pioneer 1962 - 63, vice president of Dramatics Club 1961-62, member of Student Council, and of the National Honor Society this year. Besides her school activities, Linda holds a part time job at one of the local business places and has a regular rt-dio program spot onWCRM. - Pamela Oliver.daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ode Oliver was the winner at Farwell High School, announced by Harold Elenbass, the principal. She has participated in the following activities: served as president of*] for the windows. Sunday school rooms in the basement have been finished in b;nq;e with Redwood trim. Two rest rooms have been installed in the basement. At the morning service on December 9, the pastor, Rev. John Wibley will preach, and in the evening (service the same day his father, Rev. W.C.Wibley, pastor of the Grand Rapids Assembly of God Church will be pulpit speaker. DEATHS Former Clare county Sheriff, Seaver Amble,76, of Harrison died last week while wintering at Sarasota Florida. He had been in poor health for threeyears. He had served.in the county sheriff post for" 14 years. Survivors are his wife, Jenny, two daughters and two sons, one of which, William is a Harrison President. Burial was Friday Mrs. Patsy Schlafley, Outside Guardian of the Rebekah Assembly of Michigan was honored at a dinner and reception class in her freshman year, I Tue^f evening r3e7ember ^^.^A-^^l^f 14th in the Clare I.O.O.F. competition. Friday games'! daughter of Mr. and Mrs next week will see Corunna (Ellis Hughes is the "Good-! invade Chesaning's gym, while St, Louis plays at Ithaca. Elsewhere in the area Beaverton plays at Cole-- man Tuesday and on Friday next weekltwill be Beaverton at Lincoln - Alcona, Qladwin at Tawas Area, Coleman at Beai» City, Farwell at Evart and Mafrison at Marion. The last named contests kick off the start of a Tomahawk Conference season. all four years being parliamentarian of F.H.A. for the junior and senior years, sophomore member of the student ' council, cheerleader, in drama, and served as Ski Club secretary for the past three years. In her junior year she was an exchange student to Finland. Prom Harrison, Keith Mayfield principal announces that Jan Elyse Hughes, Rebekahs Testimonial Affair Honors Patsy Schlafley "" 'Baldwin, a past president; Coral Bromley of Baldwin, a past grand master of the I.O.O.F. of Michigan, and James Yeoman, of the Grand Lodge Youth Committee. District No. 20 officers, recognized were Madeline. Seiter, Clare president, Beatrice Seeley of Shep- hefd, vice president , Louise Farrow of Gladwin, secretary and Mrs. Lillian Johnson of Weidman,trea- surer. L.A.P.M. State officers recognized were Cant, on. p. A-4 *~ • Nuisance Citizen". Her activities in her first year in high school were class secretary ahd a member of the chorus, member of the newspaper staff and F.T.A. In her second year she wa s a member of the Y.F.C. honor society.F.T.A^class secretary-treasurer in hex third and fourth years, and took part in the senior play. Ann Blackledge, daughter of Mr* arid Mrs, Lester Hall sponsored by the Clara Rebekah Lodge, Recognized as the-i "baby" of the grand family this idea was carried out in the decorations and theme for the evening. Mrs, Luella Otter of Hemlock, president of the Rebekah Assembly, is Pat- j s/ s fraternal mother, and other special guests were Mrs, Lillian Stanley, and Mrs. Hope Sheldon,of Bay Gity,past presidents of the Assembly,PatSy' s great and great - great- grandmothers respectively The fraternal grandmother Mrs. Annabel Larsen of Detroit was unable to attend Other assembly office?* present were Mrs. Naomi Cases Solved Clare Police have solved a recent series of destructive mischief incidents with the detention of six youngsters whose ages range from 12 to 16. They say the boys were responsible for nuisance acts of prowling and doorbell Car Theft Reported To Clare Police An armed holdup and theft of an automobile Tuesday in which a young hitch - hiker victimized a Midland woman is unsolved while local law enforcement units and State Police seek the youth in the Houghton Lake area. He is described as about 16years old and dark haired and armed with a pistol. Mrs. Robert Cermak of Midland reported at the Clare Police station that the holdup occured about 1:45 Tuesday afternoon after she had picked up the youth near Saginaw and driven him to the US-10 expressway exit at Midland When she prepared - to leave the expressway, she said he drew a German- made Lueger pistol and threatened her. He forced her to stop the car, a 1961 blue Cadillac, and put her out beside the road. In a following car, Mr. and Mrs, Clarence Diepen- horst of Garden City.Mich- igan witnessedtheforceable take over of Mrs. Cermak's car. They from beside the road and gave chase to the boy. A truck driver moving along the expressway toward Clare helped to chase the auto thief after a shouted appeal between his vehicle and that of the ,Deipenhorsts',but the Cadillac outdistanced pursuit and turned north on M-18. - Mrs. Cermak was brought on to Clare where she made a report of the incident to Mrs And speaking of rabbits, j the Michigan snowshoe | hare is going to appear J mighty foolish if he turns his coat white for natural I protection in snow, and then there isn't any snow,right? Some folks you know, will be just as happy if snow never falls. It's a terrible thought, but without snow and slush the I kindergarten teachers (wouldn' f have to take-off land put-on their little i pupils' overshoes and boots i exactly 17,647 times before ! the end of winter. Teachers couldn' t feel too sad if this chore were eliminated! The snow plow driver probably knows how it feels to sometimes wish winter "as less severe. He knows tuat before spring comes he and the whole county road crew will be fighting snow around the clock (some of these nights and we might even get an extra foot or two to "make up" for the present soft weather. What have we go^any- way? Could this be a short "Indian Summer", so late in the autumn season? Some natives say_ that true to elect officers for next year and review success- ff. J. Green Dies At [Home In Clare J.J, Green, 69, who had operated Green's Clothing Store here 36 years,died Saturday at his home 214 State. Mr. Green was '**™^J?'A8?,3-?* £?!!"**l and * assistance Take Care ButlHave Fun Skiing can be a real wintertime picnic. It takes picked her up | some money, some know- how, and some precautions j to have a beginner's enjoyment with this swisher sport, but skiing should .not be overlooked as a fun possibility by either young or not-too-old, cautious or bell-bent. Giving it a first try is a very natural possibility here, too, because Michigan now has literally scores of ski areas whose prices and Slopes both run Josephine i from gentle to steep. A .Wright, of Alma.vice pres- • ringing up to minor vandal idem, Mrs. Lila Albrecht of Greenville, marshal, Mi's, PearlMorfis of Flint, |chaplain,Mrs.Myrtle Stone of Midland, musician, and Mrs. Phyllis Bromley of ism; Shoe polish defacing of houses and the like. Chief Milan Shepard said that parents of the boys being questioned are co-Gperal'ive Haynak at the Clare Police station. A radio alert was immediately transmitted to State Police, Clare Chief Milan Shepard received a report later that the stolen car had been found at 6:30 near Houghton Lake village, but the driver had disappeared. He said that the stolen car had a flat tire, and one wheel ittay have been damaged, apparently from striking a curb or ditch at a high rate of speed,. beginner can thus go as far as his money and energy permits, or he can remain a happy snow -- covered novice by very little application of .either. Don't trust the old rule. of thumb that your skis J.on^ trips for shopting or and married Miss Mary E. Wilson, October 29,1912, at Charlotte. He had lived .in Clare 55 years and was a life member of the Masonic Lodge. He leaves his wife, two. sons, J. H. and John A. both of Clare four daughters, Mrs. Patrick MCConnell of Detroit, Mrs. Peter Schilling of Freeland, Mrs. Murl Sanborn of Auburn and Mrs. Edward E. Archie of Mt. ] Pleasant*, a sister, Mrs. j Josephine Anderson of 5Clare. Outside of his business and family life, Mr. Green was best known for his love} of the outdoors where he! was in his element as a game hunter and ' round; the calendar fishing enthu- . siast. He had a great talent J and fondness for training) hunting dogs, and never i" exhausted a supply of interesting stories of t;he wonderland of ."Michigan's outdoors. Many other Sportsmen Marlin Alexander,sho> retailer and longtiir. worker and booster fo - business activities here was named president to succeed Joe Johnston whose term expires Richard Groves, owner an manager of Lone Pint Motel" and Restaurant is. the new vice president. Alexander picks up the reins of the businessmen's organization after a very successful year which saw the group_act ively.interested in a groat, number of projects, and which ended with finances reported in a healthy condition. A new membership drive and dues collection is customarily conducted in April or before. Outgoing president.Joe Johnston, reporting to members on the year's achievements showed that the Chamber had "something going for them" in seven months of the '1962 calendar besides the membership drive project. Highlights of 1962 included the organization's participation in efforts to prepare i facilities here for Clare's , newest industry, Beaver oorn. Tool and Engineering Cotp, in finding] housing for accompanying workers. —■• And Lajkfe Shamrock parade organ-" ization and dedication ceremonies. . ■ A completed commercial project that may prove to have long-lasting effects of worthiness and benefits for the city was the installation of lights for nighttime illumination of an expressway sign east of Clare, Live projects including annual retail events and promotional activities were listed in every month except February, July and October. The treasurer's report showed spending for the year of $6,461.43 and t balance on hand on P ember 3 of $1,611.06. Fair Group To Meet Here President Albert,- Halej sought his companionship, of Giare, notified member! should reach in length tc the heel of your hand when your arm is Stretched above your head. Remember, the shorter the ski,the slower and more controllable it is; longer skis, Cant on p.B-3 fishing. Another hobbjr in which he excelled was the growing of garden vegetables and flowers iif$iis; own yard, Fune^i services|p||o'r him were Tuesday alllpO p.m. that the "1962 Annual Meeting of the Northern Michigan Fair Group will b' held at the Doherty Hote in Clare, Friday and Saturday, December 7 and I for the election of officers and a director, and othei association business.
|Title||1962-12-06; 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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