1965-12-16; Clare Sentinel
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Clare Sentine tf»ia Cents Coi»y Sixieen Pages Clare. Michigan December 16. 1965 Eighty Seventh Yea? New Series Vol. 74 No. 15 Plans Call For Relocating M-61 a State Highway Department proposal to relocate and widen M-61 will bypass Marion, straighten a 18.7- mile stretch from Harrison west to M-115, and cost $3.3 million according to Howard E. Hill, department director. Contract letting is programmed for five years hence. Existing M-61 from Harrison west to M-115 is a 20rfoot facility with sight restrictions, rolling grades and critical safety, subsurface and surface conditions. Existing M-61 west of Harrison will be relocated approximately one - half mile south of its present route. It will then rejoin existing M-61 at & point just west of the present intersection of State Rd. and M-61. Existing M-61 from State Rd. west of Harrison to just east of the Muskegon River will be widened to 24 feet with ten-foot shoulders. From east of the Muskegon River to M-115. M-61 will be reconstructed over a direct six-mile route eliminating the 14-mile former route north through Marion and west to M-115. When completed, the entire 18.7-mile segment from Harrison will consist of a 24-foot pavement with ten-foot shoulders, eliminating curves with sight restrictions, Hill said. Previous proposals to by-pass Harrison were discarded when traffic studies showed that fifty per-cleaned, why aon't you push calls for uie letting of contracts on the project in the first quarter of 1970. Copies of the engineering report are on file with officials in all cities, towns and counties on the proposed route Swept Along On A Dare Many people believe that a person can do his best workin the forenoon of the day, and there are some businessmen in Clare who "pushed" this idea to the extreme last Friday to prove it is correct. Working at the stiff and sunless hour of 5 o'clock in the morning, eleven downtowners swept pavements on a kind of a dare. And they did such a good job that it seems to prove that executives do their best work early! Roy Beltinck, Dan Burdo Ken Ritter, Paul Schroeder Ben Burdo, Clarence Gum, Bob Cimmerer, Jim Grove, Chuck Clark, Ken Barnes and Dex Elden —that's the citation list. And these fellows were at the Chamber of Commerce coffee hour Tuesday when someone told City Manager Gum that the streets were shamefully dirty, and why didn't he have them swept? But the mechanical sweeper was broken down and on the fritz, so he replied "If you want the street Report To Be Aired ecommend Dover School Annexation An extensive and highly comprehensive report that has been hammered out by the CIRC will be ready for final consideration and Dirt Chasers who turned out on a five a.m. project Friday to sweep Clare's downtown streets clean for holiday shoppers are, (from left): Clarence Gum, Jim Grove, Bob- Cim merer, Dan Burdo, Ben Burdo, Chuck Clark and Paul Schroeder. An "early" and rare Sentinel photo. Programs In Our Churches CELEBRATE NATIVITY The Christmas story will be retold this year in churches throughout the community, with plays, recitations, songs, and exercises, by the youth, pulpit speakers, and choirs. Many programs are scheduled for Sunday evening, December 19, and more special observances will be on Christmas Eve. The United Church of Christ Congregational will have their annual program ber 23, at 7:30, and Friday afternoon,' the 24th from 3 to 5, and at 7:30. A the First Baptist Church, the annual program will be presented Sunday evening by the different classes of the Sunday School and the Junior Choir. Rev. Harold Knickerbocker has chosen for his topic Sunday morning, "The Wise Men Heard/' Rev. Raymond Norton of A meeting Monday evening of the 18-member Clare Intermediate School District Reorganization Committee (CIRC) in the Dover School, is certain to adoption, be interesting and perhaps A major part of the re- controversial, believes port is its section recom- James McNamara district mending the number of K-12 superintendent in Harrison The business of summarizing and reporting to the S t a t e on recommended school re-organization is to be completed. McNamara said the session will double as a hearing. Citizens affected will have an opportunity to question the committee. A decision on the place ment of the Dover School District in a K-12 district will be discussed and is sure to be part of the final report by the local committee. Five Dover District residents are members of the CIRC. They are Larry Rank Nial Abbott, Shelly Burton Burke Rilett, and William Montney. Interested parents and taxpayers are invited to attend the meeting. districts and their boundary lines in the Clare County Intermediate District, The whole report summarizes 1. Community, 2. Finance Facilities and Transportation, 3. Cur- riculm and Personnel, 4, Recommendations, Gordon Mcintosh's citation from the Postal is presented^'by Postmaster Larry Jackson. Department at 6:30 Sunday evening, with the Clare Methodist Church n «(_/tq<_^ ««Thn Phviofrvioo .-._. - _■ ,—, _* _ cent of minated said. Current M-61 traffic ter- in Harrison, he programming Glare MmtiM To install M Strouse a broom at five in the morning when the trash pick up truck is starting its round?" "Well, we might just do that!" S§ that -is how chase •■---•■ fellows kind-of -got dared into such a stunt. And that is how the streets got so clean for the weekend of pre-Christmas shopping. Firemen got a pumper truck and sprayed a pageant, "The Christmas Story," presented by the youth of the church. There will be choral readings, with music by the choir and congregation. Refreshments will be served later in the dining hall. At the, morning Service, Rev. Karl Wickstrom will fe^gvife -.steqeage. V4Hqk,*,. pitality to the Highest," with music by both Junior and Adult Choirs. The Christmas Eve service at 8 p.m. will highlight "Christmas Carols and Candlelighting," and Installation of Ed Strouse as Clare Masons' Worshipful Master will be held in an open meeting Saturday evening, in the Masonic Temple here. The John Q. LQok Lodge election was held Tuesday evening. Taking office for 1966 with the new Master will be; Senior WardenLester j^Q Set Cox, Junior Warden Sam Shepard, Treasurer Robert Seiter, Secretary Frank Poet, Chaplain Frank Schaaf. Senior Deacon Larry Everts, Junior Deacon Le Roy Eisenhauer, Stewards Bill Goodwin, Ken Martz, Homer O'Dell and Ed Pudvay. Marshal Warren White, Ty,ler Archie Beatty, and at 4:00 Organist Duncan Koeplin- invited, ger. away the little speck-or-two the meditation by the pas- of dust that remained after sweeping. And that is why you'd better not throw a gum wrapper or any cigar ashes on the street. These fellows get broom blisiers if they do this bit too often. is Still will also Lutherans Cornerstone Prince of Peace Lutheran Church held its annual meeting Sunday afternoon December 12th. Plans were made for the Corner Stone Laying of the new Lutheran Church on North US-27. Date was set for Sunday December 19th p.m. The public is Installing Officer will be George Wilson, Past Master of the lodge and District Deputy Instructor. The other officers are Past Masters of the Clare lodge. Ten new members were accepted to the congregation last Sunday. Election of officers for 1966 was held and the following elected. Harold Not- ter president, Paul Schroeder vice president, Roy The public is invited to Schmidt recording secre- the ceremonial installation tary, Herb Waldeck and and refreshments will be William Carr financial served in the dining room secretaries. Earl Gerlach, following the meeting. Shoppers See More Clare's Yule shopping hours at shops and stores are now in full swing for the eight shopping days before December 25. Display windows and store interiors are brightly lighten and aisles aie beginning to be crowded until 9:00 each evening. Members of the Chamber of Commerce offer their sincere best wishes at this holiday time in a greeting advertisement on page B-3 of today's Sentinel and many more advertisements of special bargains., services and gift assortments by Cla^e and area stores fill the pages. Many offerings are never repeated at othe* times of the year and shoppers are urged to scwdy Sentinel columns'for the best buys, and vislf i*GGal stores. Walter Spindler and Martin Schleff the Board of Elders Henry Meyers ana j o h n Schneider trustees of the church. tor, "The Light Shining." There be special music. A special service on Christmas Eve for the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church will convey the Birth of Christ in several parts, Christmas Tree, Christmas Presents, Christmas Caroling, Christmas Parties, and Christmas Worship. Both children and congregation will participate. There will also be a meditation by Pastor Charles Smith. The program at the Church of the Nazarene will be during the morning worship hour. This will include recitations, and exercises and music by the youth of the church, directed by Mrs. George Mc« Queen, and her committee. Rev. Richard Cook will bring the Christmas message at the evening service. Tha Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve at the St. Cecilia's Catholic Church will include the traditional Christmas music and meditation. On Christmas Day there will be two masses, 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. The adult choir will sing for the Midnight mass and the late mass on Christmas Day. The Childrens' Choir will sing at the early mass. Confessionals will be heard on Thursday Decem- will speak on "Wonder at Bethlehem" for his Christmas message Sunday morning, which will also be heard over radio WCRM. The combined chancel, choral and sunshine choirs will present the anthem "Behold that Star." lirVi&Eons For Public Clare county supervisors, specially Chairman Jake Case and the members of the building committee don't want anyone to think that groundbreaking ceremonies tomorrow for the "new county building are going to be held in private. The public is invited to Harrison and is welcome and urged to attend the ceremony at 2:00 p.m. "Invitations" mentioned in earlier news about the event were sent to members of the county Board of supervisors and several others whose attendance was especially desired, Case said. Approve Contracts The Clare Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting in the high school library at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 13th. Bids for the sale of a retired 1952 International school bus and "a used Frigidaire Electric Stove were opened. High bid for the bus was $201.75. The stove brought $111.50. In other action second semester teaching contracts were approved for Mrs. Dinah Hall (high school English), and Mrs. Virginia Clute (6th grade). The Annual Financial Report for 1964-65 was also reviewed by the Board prior to publication. .The all church Vesper Pageant will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday with Mrs. Edward White Jr. in charge of arrangements. - other events will be the Christmas Eve Dramatic Cantata at. 11:00 with Mrs. Norell Mahon, directing. Rev. and Mrs. Norton will have _ . „ „ ,„-,.. u open house at the parson- ■£*. t* „± T\,^„ ?°!don E' Mfntosh« as" age Tuesday and Wednes- FOT ISOat I agS s i s t a n t postmaster at diy, December 21 and 22 Evep wlth a snow bl°ket claKf' M^chl|an1'n Jetl5ed frnm <. tn => anrt 7 m Q ^ . a snow manicec Qn November 30,1965, after "?* rhrL *„ w corr^g much °? iht St?te41 ye*rs and 5 monrtis of Is Christ in Your and with wintry winds howl- Christmas?" is the pro- ing around, the warm wea- Advance Date Watch Is Gift To Gordon Mcintosh gram to be presented at the Clare Church of God Sunday evening at 7:30 by the youth and adults of the church. A children's program will take place during the Sunday School hour. The Christmas message will be given by Rev. Jftajrold Messer at the morning service." The Church group will go caroling on December 22nd. Rev. Kenneth Hardin announces his Christmas message will concern the story of the shepherds as taken from Luke 2: 8-16 The children will present recitations, skits and song at the program Sunday evening at 7 p.m. and the young people the pageant "Gifts Begrudged." Caroling will be done on Christmas Eve. At the Herrick Mennonite Church the program will be at 7;30 Sunday evening '"'The Birth of Christ" will feature recitation, exercises and special singing by ther topic of boats and boat, ing was much in .the news of late around the Secretary of State's Department. First of all, for the convenience of persons who may wish to obtain their new three-year motorboat registrations early and for persons whgare going South soon, and ate taking their boats, the Michigan Depart- ft A ment of State "jumped the Ml gun' by nearly a month and new registrations may be purchased for $3.00 postal service, at the age of 60. A party was held on December 2, 1965, and many postal employees and Annual Mf Banqiief Held eisian A banquet and of entertainment program Saturday fTom^"anvTrTncrofficeUof evening in Coleman was at-' ^SSSrfs^ tendedbvmembersofIIni- Secretary of State James M. Hare said this makes it tended by members of Uni ted Mine Workers Local 1510& at Robison Industries easier for persons who may S?rt?dflf ^^?s °\^: „„•„>, ..„ ~*Jl .—+~„u~ni bands as guests. More wish to pick up a motorboat registration with their new 1966 auto license plates. "They won't have to make two trips," he noted. Postoffice Open Saturday Extra services at the the children, and the adults clare postoffice during the will take part in a can- pre-Christmas season have dlelight service, with fellowship hour afterwards. Rev. Floyd Bontrager will give the Christmas message on Sunday maorning. The Christmas program of Farwell Grace Bible church will be held Sunday evening, December 19 at 7:00 o'clock. been announced by Postmaster Larry Jackson. The postoffice will remain open all day Saturda Dec. 18 from 8:30 in the morning until 5 p.m. wit all- window service. Also parcel post will be delivered on Thursdays until after Christmas. Scoring Trys Fail; CHS Loses, 73-41 30 points scored by White leading the way. Dan 140 people were tot the audience Saturday evening in Coleman when LocaT 15100 TSMW at Robinson industries dined and watched an entertaining program. page.) Sentinel photo. (Story on mis A Pioneer basketball team that could do everything but score points was overwhelmed by St. Louis Tuesday night 73-41. "Clare played a good game against the Sharks on the home floor and the score, doesn't tell half the story," was the way some game-wise fans summed up their opinions. Coach Ivan Davis' boys out - hustled the visitors and on several St. Louis drives the ball was stolen and hawked out of their hands by alert Pioneers. Clare improved team fioorwork and worked the ball into short range for more shots than they had managed in earlier games. And they counted a higher percentage of free throw successes than usual. "But floor shots just wouldn't go theough the net," lamented Davis. "We were hitting the rim and bouncing away.' hi*?°score 5J&SJSS G"^ ****** «» *°es "» S3 i ^?J?**i t Ttinl ,,nde* ** StLouns basket to had 16 points to lead both try aud block the shot of his teams. „ .taller opponent, Fred Mafland, JVs beat the St, Louis 6'a- shark- forward. visitors 61-51 with a record Photo-fay Peter Brown than 140 were seated in the cafeteria at Coleman High School. Master of ceremonies was Local President Carl Mowry who introduced many of the officers and special guests for the evening, and presented a program highlighted by humor and musical features. Speaker was Doug Hill^ a Traverse City impersonator and humorist of many talents. He was introduced to the audience as Dr. Schoen- deust Goetz from Luxom- burg, a distinguished visiting scientist studying operations at Dow Chemical Co. Included in his program routine were sleight of hand tricks, a piano performance and his talk full of jokes and ridiculous stories about his "visit" in the U.S. " A whole program of top musical numbers was presented by The Barber Belles, a quartet of young women from Midland who were prizewinners in a national district contest last year. On the menu were Swiss steak and an entire meal served country style at the long banquet tables. Regional representatives from the UMW were present and brought greetings. Cast Of 28 In Pageant The South Lansing Street Church of God, Mt. Pleasant will present a Live Nativity Pageant. With a cast of twenty eight the events of the Birth of Christ will be portrayed. The location is the corner of Broomfield Road and Lyn- WOod Drive, 2 blocks easf of Mission Street in Mt. Pleasant. Three complete performances will be presented each evening December 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th. at 7.30 p.m., 8 p.m., and 8:30 p.m. A cordial invitation is extended to all to drive out friends were present. He was presented with a gift from the employees and retirees, a watch engraved with his name and length of service. Gordon and his wife like to travel, and also work around on their farm. He entered the service as a substitute clerk-carrier on July 1, 1924; was appointed city carrier on January 16, 1930. On October 16, 1930 he transferred to clerk, and on August 31,1947 assumed the duties of assistant postmaster, which position he held until retirement. There have been many changes during Gordon's period of service. The original number of rural carriers was seven, later dwindling to four. Mail came entirely by train, and four trains served Clare, but now two trucks and three Highway Post Offices serve the office. He has served under six different postmasters, of whom one served twice. Isabella SCD Names Officers The Isabella Soil Conservation District held its 17th Annual Meeting at the Rosebush School Tuesday, December 7 at 8 p.m. Arlo Curtiss of Coe Township was reelected to the District Board and Allan Rawson, Gilmore Township was elected to represent the Northwest section of Isabella County. At an election of officers held after the annual meeting Eugene Methner was reelected Chairman of the District Board; Arlo Curtiss, Vice Chairman; George Wheeler, Secretary; R.Dean Taylor, Treasurer and Louie Webb, an Advisory Member. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice John Sr., entertained the members and visitors present with some beautiful color slides taken in Russia this past summer when they visited there. Mrs. M. John gave a short discussion of their impression of the Russian people and their farming methods,. ■'''" \ News Sale Clare Kiwanians, as "goodfellow newsboys" in their annual drive for Christmas funds for the needy will be on the streets today and through the end of the week selling a special edition of The Sentinel, Presale collections this afternoon will start thev drive, and street sale of the Special paper will be confuted all day tomorrow and Saturday. Price of each copy Is whatever buyers wish m* give for assistMee to _&<*••■ wanis programs of civic and view this performance, and area benefit.
|Title||1965-12-16; 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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