1963-11-07; Clare Sentinel
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-j*v "Th Sentinel T«a Csssis Copy Thuntday, NoT.ml.or 7. 1963 Established 1878 New Seritt, Vol. 72, No. 9 -j*C "Dear gov, I Sent Letters to Mickey Mouse. And You* -- * j& regular weekly release from, the governor's office in. Lansing this week: is devoted to amusing excerpts from letters received strom school children. They're good enough to be collected into a book. Here are some. Ed. Of the some 500 letters which come into the governor's office every day, none are more delightful than those that are written by children. By now it is a firmly established principle that kids say the darndest things. But with each new batch of mail this principle is confirmed in a new and amusing way. I've been collecting some of these letters,* and I'd like to share some of my favorite ones with you. Here are some samples, with the last names of the writers omitted to~prevent their identification: "Dear Governor Romney—I like your speech but I did not understand it. But it was good anyway. How can you talk so much?" Yours Truly, Gary. "Dear Romney—I love Blue Birds. But there are few left. Can we help get more? Since I am just 7 years old, I would like to help to get more," Signed, Carol. "Dear Governor Romney — Today when I was delivering papers I saw the strange warbler that is around the state. I will draw the picture of what it looks like. . ■ I do not know what the back looks like so I will .not color the back of it." Phillip. "Dear Mr. Romney — Your a very good governor. I am not mad. I don't care if you like it or not. You may .have one like it. You don't have to build it or not. I don't care if you do or if you don't. Dean. Thank you." (The boy enclosed a picture of an airplane.) "Dear Mr. Romney — I wanted to know if my boy friend and I could have a picture of you and your family. My boyfriend doesn' t know how to write a letter yet so he asked me. to write a letter for him. I was going to write a letter before to you so he asked to write one for him too, The teacher in homeroom hung a picture of you on the wall that a boy in my room brought in. Our class is studying on Lansing. I hope you will send me and my boyfriend a picture of you and your family," Your frien<£,„ "-Joe.'''""""'" ''""' ' "'" ' " -"■"*""■•■ "Bear Gov. Romney— It was a pleasure to stand by your door yesterday." Sincerely, Ken and Paul. "Dear George — I went to the capitol last month for my first time and I'like it. I live in St. Clair Shores and I was visitting soom friends. When I was come home I couldn't get any sleep because of the holes in the road. I am moving soon and I would like t picture to take along." Yours truely, David. "P.S. I think you area nice guy." "Dear Governor — I hope you are.having fun. I am. I live near lake Michigan, I go on hikes there. Would- you please send me a picture of you." Your friend, Timothy, "Dear Governor Romney— Sunday April- 7th we were at the capitol building.Jn the parking lot where you park your car there was an oil spot on the cement, I think you should have your oil checked." Respect- ' fully yours, Bruce. "Dear gov,—My name is Dicky. I have a sister Laurie. She is 10, And I am 8. I have sent a letter to Alvin, Simon & Theodore. The President. And Mickey mouse. And you. I got answers from everybody. The day is Feb. 7, 1963. I have a dog, Isabell. I have to go now Goddby," Love, Dicky. Nab Youth Suspected In Car Theft Clare police credited a set pf conditions that joined a quick report of a Clare auto being stolen, together with the fast co-operation from neighboring authorities to solve "the car theft case Monday in just less than four and one half hours. Arrested 'and charged with driving away the car illegally is a 16 year-old minor boy from Gladwin county with a record of five previous auto thefts. The car, a 63 Chevrolet Impala convertible, belonging to Al lacco, was stolen from the parking lot at Town and Country at 12:55 p.m. November 4th, and reported at once to Clare Police. Calls were placed to the police stations at Mt, Pleasant, Farwell, Harrison, Gladwin and Coleman and at 5:20 p.m. the car was spotted near Gladwin, Sheriff Edick of Gladwin county gave chase, and the suspect abandoned the car near the school, running into the woods. A posse line was formed and about 9 p.m. the boy was flushed out of the woods, badly scratched and torn clothing, in trying to evade the searchers. A NEW CLARS COUNTY GOVE-tNJWB-NT headquarters will appear like ithis artist's sketch il voters approve a millage levy in a December election- and if federal funds are approved for 58 percent of the cost. At right is a story and one-hal_ courtroom wing while center front is a prominent section for the clerk and register of deeds and at extreme left is a similar section for a supervisors' meeting chamber. More coimty offices occupy spaces between. In the rear are spaces for storage and facilities for distributing food and supplies to holders of welfare orders. The site is in Harrison on the spot presently occupied by the old "courthouse". •Photo by courtesy o- Guy & Dolls, Harrison. County Building Plans eddy For Public View The shape of things to come, by way of a new government center at the Clare county seat, — or at least what is proposed for voter approval in December was revealed this week with the showing of an architect's sketch of the building. fund belonging to Clare county is $42,000 and a one- mill tax is figured to be more than adequate to raise the remaining $109,000. The county's- money on hand is left over from tax funds which built the jail. State permission was ob- Teachers At Workshop The fall workshop for officers and members of the- Michigaru Association foi Childhood Education was held in Mt. Pleasant Saturday, November 2. Representing the Clare Elementary School, were- Mrs. Margery Cleveland, Mrs. Ruth Neff, Miss Heler House, and Mrs. Beyerly Stout. The workshop include, such subjects as Working for children, meeting the needs of children two tc twelve, and growth-inducing experiences for children under six. - Group discussions were centered around basic human values for childhood education, establishing new branches near local communities, planning good programs* promoting public affairs^ keeping accurate records, and promoting student branches. Special features included a symposium "Working with Children in the Community, in the Nation, and in Foreign Lands"," presented by Helen Johnson, United States, Leocadia Gomes, Brazil, and Eileen Honore, Trinidad* & Frances Martin, fof- *# trierly with Central Michigan: University, was the luncheon speaker. We'll have to admit the time is long overdue for the last leaf to fall, — for frost on the pumpkin.and ice on the pond. All that stuff is supposed to follow certain dates on the calendar, but the J*'«athp.rrnj,n didn't get'the message. • Winter has been^kept waiting in the wings while sunny, warm weather took encore after encore. Even now, when the time comes to depart for the-season, the late summer act leaves us something more to talk about. Such as — A whole armful of leaf lettuce and double petunias picked fresh Monday by Mrs. Richard Koontz in her garden near the YatM-115 and US-10 have been given to us as a reminder of what a delightful late season it has been. * * * Other entries in the late garden "derby", include a fine batch of red raspberries picked by Willard Wedge in his Clare garden. * * * And finally there is the story about the gambler's success after he hit a winning streak in his own small home town. He bought a shiny, new sports car for $6,000 and headed for Las Vegas to try his luck there. The following week he returned in a shiny, new, $60,000 bus! Supervisors and county officers began talking several years ago about the need for improvements in the county building. The-.ime was rapidly approaching when the county clerk and register of deeds vault and fireproof storage space would be used to capacity. Another discussion was on the subject of whether to replace and re-locate the heating plant which was judged to be in dangerous condition in need of extensive rebuilding, and located too near a position everv household _ultu interest iieing accumu- beneath the only stairway building " itself ^ted-Sy the money on hand to the second-floor court- to be a modern mlSht brin& the total room' amount to near $45,000 by Plans for the proposed the time it is needed. new county building pro- A county election on a tax.. tained after retirement of proposal to build the county v jail building bonds, to building' will come before transfer the remainder of voters on December 2. 'the money into the present Before that date, a pub-1 bu^di«S «"»<*., lie information effort is' Stuart Huntley, member aimed at bringing details -t °L o6-^!^!?"^!1^? of the whole project to ev- a" °"'""""""'' -"*-■.*<■-- * and active on the committee ery corner of Clare county'.for -the new building , said -that interest being accumu- and into ; The" designed new heart of local government and services, is presented in simple lines of impressive brick areas, and glass and aluminum. Plans call for it to. be built on the space slightly in front of the spot now occupied by the present courthouse (county building). Supervisors are hopeful that 58 percent of the cost of the structure will be borne by the federal government in a kind of present-day WPA program. In fact, the key to the whole project is a grant of $207 thousand being sought from Washington. Without this government aid the project is not likely to succeed. The fund will be completed hy$ 151 thousand in local money. Over all cost of the building project has been estimated at $358,000 and an application through proper channels has already been made for the $207,000 which may be approved from federal Accelerated Public Works monies available. On hand in a building Won't Find Bucks In Favorite Haunts Hunters may . not find deer in their usual haunts because of the prolonged dry spell when Michigan's firearm seasons open Nov. 9 in the western Upper Peninsula and Nov. 15 elsewhere in the state. Unless the state has a snowfall or there are some good soaking rains before these two dates, many whitetails will continue to stick close to streams, marshes, and other water areas, according to the Conservation Department. Normally, at this time of year, deer range in upland areas. Above the Straits, they usually retreat to areas of heavy cover when the snow starts to pile up and temperatures drop. However, because of the early opener in the west- FIRST SNOW of the coming season covered this bush with beauty at Lake George last Sunday morning. A foretaste of what deer hunters are hoping for, the snow disappeared rapidly" in .the warming sun of that day. Harold _x>ve photo. ern Upper Peninsula,deer are still likely to be scattered throught their summer range in this part of the state when the season starts. This year's generally poor acorn crop will also alter the hunting picture somewhat. For the most part, deer will not be found concentrated in their favorite feeding areas of other years as a result of the spotty crop. Some of the best places for hunting deer will be along big bodies of water where acorn supplies escaped this summer's late frost. Department field observations point to ' another good-sized herd this fall. In northern Michigan, deer numbers are comparable with last year when hunters ' harvested nearly 98,000 whitetails. The southern Lower Peninsula's deer population has increased from about 40, 000 last year to ane'stima- ted 45,000-50,000. Bear populations shape up about the same as a year ago when 950 of these big animals were taken during the firearm deer seasons. There is a good possibility that this year's .poor berry crop and unseasonably warm weather could postpone the "Denning up" period for bears. Holiday! The Clare Postoffice will be closed all day Monday, November llth* There will be no window service, but mail will be dispatched as usual. The Citizens Bank and Trust Company and the Clare Selective Service Board, will also be closed for the holiday. Leader With a deer population estimated at 800,000, there, is more big game hunting in Michigan than any other state. More than one-million hunting licenses, in all categories, are sold annually in the state. vide working quarters, storage, and office space for all major government and local service agencies except the sheriff, prosecuting attorney, and road commission which all. have their own headquarters elswhere. Three principal sections house the circuit court, the clerk and register of deeds, and the room for supervisors' sessions. Connecting these sections in the 24,800 sq. ft. building are facilities for many other county offices such .as the probate courts- bureau of social aid, the extension agent, county school administration, and others. Supervisors have announced that four volunteers from their membership, are available to appear before clubs, county groups at any time to display pictures of the proposed building and explanations of the floor plan. ' Their purpose will be to answer questions about the project and acquaint the public with the problem and the solution before voting day. Academy Shuts Out Pioneers A third period effort to come from behind failed the Pioneers Friday in their football game against Sacred Heart, and they were downed by the shutout score of 7-0. Clare's seventh defeat in the waning season was in a non-league contest and left Coach George Perry's eleven with one more game to play, - a tilt against Big Rapids tomorrow on the home field, A recovered fumble.giv- ing Sacred Heart the ball on Clare's 35 in the sec ond period set up the game's only touchdown. It was Pat Horgan, a CHS enrollee last year, and now a Sacred Heart back, who plunged across for the six-pointer in just seven .plays from where the costly fumble was recovered. Clare's late move to get back into the game came when they moved to Sacred Heart's five yard line, but were held there and lost the ball on downs. Big Rapids, back on the Pioneer schedule after several season's absence took a 26-9 beating at the hands of.Cadillac Titles Clear In Lake 13 Agreement Property owners at Lake Thirteen will soon have their deeds listed as "free and clear" when final payment of attorney fees are made and the judgement filed for that purpose. Some time ago, title owners discovered that their deeds held a., reverter clause and the word •"obnoxious", and stated a list of restrictions which could not be violated, and if so, the property would revert to the original owner. Several "" attempts had been, made at different times to get this clause removed and due to the lad of signers it was soon dropped. Deeds have, up to now. contained conditions and clauses which made them subject to question as to clear and undisputed ownership. Occupants said that it was difficult to borrow money on their property, and to sell, or dispose of the lots and houses. This man made lake started in 1947byHerschel Reiss, has grown and flourished through the years. There are now 360 land owners around the lake. Three months ago, George Bradley, formerly of Saginaw, and a'property owner on Lake Thirteen, decided to take action, and through his efforts, he circulated a petition getting about half of the land owners' signatures. Taking it to his own attorney in Saginaw, much controversy prevailed, until finally an injunction was filed againse Reiss, and v/ith due deliberation and special, hearing, the claim was settled, out of court, with Mr. and Mrs. •Reiss agreeing to the elimination of the clause. Bradley states he is keeping accurate accounts of all money paid in or paid out, and says that if each property owner pays the nominal amount of $6.00 this would more than take care of the expense and he is sure that this will be accomplished in a short time. Contacts are being" made with all property owners to ask for contributions to complete the necessary payments. Revising By-laws Donald Holbrook, Jr., of Clare, has been named to a committee of 10th District Republicans for Clare County to work with other g A TomSkLea°gftame ^^£ ^ff™ t0 at Farwell In .which Evart toe n W GonstltUtlon* demonstrated strength, Paul N, Sutton of Mid- 32-6 gave the Wildcats that land, Republican state cen- conferenCe crown. . > tral committee member Around the area mOre has been named chairman scores included: Harrison of the committee, Reports over Marion 7-6, Coleman are to be completed in Jan- swamping Beal City 27-7, uary, and presented to the Gladwin Shutting out Bea- county in the district for ve_ton20-0. • ■„ approval.
|Title||1963-11-07; 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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