1967-01-12; Clare Sentinel
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i «e Sentinel '*\ Ten Cent* Copy Hospital Will Campaign For Public Gifts Clare Osteopathic Hospital's corporate members Tuesday night elected one new Board member, reviewed the year's business and took reports on the progress of the hospital's new addition, approved reorganization of the Board of Trustees and launched a program of public relations to improve the hospital' s "image' and solicit public help in equipping and furnishing the expanded building. Malcolm Whitford, a member of the corporation was elected to a three-year term on the Board replacing Dexter Elden who resigned, and two incumbents Frank Coker and Clarence Riedel were re-elected. New president of the Board is John Quinnan who was elected along with Dr. William Hendrickson vice president, Malcolm Whitford secretary and Clarence Riedeltreasurer. Dr. John Weitzel of Harrison was renamed to his post as midic-al director for the coming year. Ken Barnes of Clare accepted an appointment as chairman of a new committee to promote favorable public relations within the area served by the growing hospital. He will concentrate his work in Clare, Harrison, Farwell, Coleman, Rosebush, Evart, Gladwin and Beaverton and the area around each to present a story of the services provided only by the hospital tc this general region. A strong eff jrt will be initiated to obtain public contributions for the equipping or supplying of needed scientific devices and hospital furnishings as civic projects, gifts from public spirited Gxganiz'iT.ovis indivitinals, or as memorials _n the names of ? boss benefitted by the hospital's services or of public figures whose memories should be perpetuated. Fourteen Pages Clare. Michigan — Thursday, January 12,1967 Eighty-seventh Year New Series Vol. 75, No. 19 Seek $313,400. In Project Aid Interact Sends ©is Sports Mag Our fighting forces in Vietnam will receive copies of the "Sporting News" sent by the Interact Club of Clare. The Interact Club is also corresponding with a sister Interact Club in Clare, Australia. Ambulance Is On Call New information on how to obtain ambulance service in Clare county came this v»«3k from Louis Becker, county clerk. Service is now provided from the office of Dr. Elmer Shurlow and the telephone number to call is 386-9255. An announcement last fall tha t the four funeral directors in the county would discontinue ambulance service at the end of 1966 brought action from the Board of Supervisors who conducted an election to approve a tax for maintaining ambulance service as c public iacility, 1-Day Change For Students The Student Councils of ^ the Clare and Coleman high schools arranged a student exchange wiiich took place last Friday, January 6th. Five students from each school spent the day observing classes and students of the respective school. Students from Clare were: Janet Carey, Darla Carrow, Leonard Erickson, Tim White and Bill Warner. The Coleman students received into our high school were: Rick Ramsey, Eira Palin, Kay Fox, Rick Nielson, and Paul Vogel. Eira Palin is an exchange student at Coleman from Finland. W<- mw,. ■3 fy**1 *" - Views inside the nearly completed county building in Harrison reveal much finishing work to be done, but the word is out that offices may be moved in on the weekend of January 27-28. Just a little imagination is needed to see the furniture uncrated and people all in place ;with business humming amid new conveniences and efficiency never possible in the old quarters. Top picture here is the Circuit Court chambers With the bench being assembled in the rear, center. Workmen are hanging the ceiling and in- stalling the floor. Lower photo is inside the large room to contain most of the county clerk's staff. Separate office spaces and the vault adjoin on two sides. Improved lighting and air circulation are features of this department and telephone and electric outlets are placid on the floor beneath each desk position. Garfield Supervisor C. R. Case and County Clerk Louis Becker were in the building on a short progress checking tour. Sentinel photos. A mission to Washington D.C. leaving today from Clare is to present this city's needs for Federal funds for three projects pending on water supply and city sewage treatment. If the trip is entirely successful, the group will return with cash or credit in the amount of $313,400, to swell local moneys raised and State matching funds promised. The other extreme possibility is that denials of Clare's applications will make the appeal a useless gesture. Ken Barnes, manager of Clare's Chamber of Commerce and a member of the group going to Washington today said that final disposition of the applications may take some time, but a reasonable expectation would be somewhere between a grant df the entire amounts and a denial for the time being of any Federal funds whatsoever. At least 16 local industries, service facilities, utilities, and the general public will breath a sigh of satisfaction and relief if the granting of all or part of the needed money permits a go-ahead for expansion of facilities. The projects have been in a state of inertia on a "dead center" for many months while attempts were being made to arrange financing. The projects are for, 1) Enlargement of the city's water supply and a large storage tank with circulating mains. Tied in with this portion is expansion of the water, purification plant (iron<| removal) to serve more population and growing industry. 2) Extension of sanitary sewage system to serve existing and proposed industrial development in the city's northwest section. 3) Construction and equipping of a new secondary treatment plant for sanitary sewage. It will be of the lagoon type and contracts for construction have only just been signed. Arrangements to make the trip to the capitol to expedite the applications have been made for Barnes Glen Cain, the Clare city manager, Harold Hughes the city attorney, Bill Koch Nursing Home, The Garfield Memorial Library, Municipal Airport, Lake Shamrock Corp., and numerous civic clubs, churches and organizations. The mission group will present facts on increases of water consumption and escalations in new home building and employment, plus known prospects for more city and industrial growth. Stuck On "Dead Center" Awaiting Vital Grants Sewase Plant Contract Given Skaters Must Waltz To New Rink Rules Winter recreation in the City of Clare received some new rules this week to make skating more popular and enjoyable for youngsters of all ages. The rink on public school property is now organized for safety and fun. ■*- The use of the rink is free to everyone. City Manager Glen Cain announced that a rink director will supervise all activities to make sure that older skaters don't bowl over the little beginners and that these small fry don't wander out in the middle of a rough hocky game. Included in new regulations are provisions for skating parties by groups, —the control of too much "rough stuff and unsafe behavior, —and even the closing of the rink when ice is so soft that blades ^would ruin it. In making the new. rules public, Cain said that willing compliance a n d courtesy on the ice would make the rink a better place for outdoor recreation. The general rules in effect immediately are: Evening hours Will be 6:00 to 9:30 every evening. Electric lighting is provided. The rink will be supervised by a Rink Director, Marlon Loses Postmaster The U.S. Postmaster at Marion, Michigan, Carle- ton Morton has resigned his job after three years. No replacement has been 'flamed. Morton Ms said that he wishes to devote full time to other business who will be present while skating is in progress. The rink director is authorized to supervise the activities on the rink. In general, the early evening, 6:00-7:00 will be considered the time for the little tots, 3rd grade & below. They will be given priority at this time. The balance of the evening will generally be considered for students above 3rd grade. The later part of the evening 8;30-9:30, older students and adults may be given priority. The rink director may divide the rink in 1/2 for skating, 1/2 for hockey, or if he feels it necessary, alternate skating and hockey during the course of an evening. Rowdyism and unsafe behavior will not be permitted. Refusal to abide by proper safety suggestions of the rink director will result in suspension of skating privileges. At times, special skating parties may be arranged with the rink director. These should be arranged prior to the time of the party. At times when the weather is very mild, the rink director may suspend skating for the evening, rather than allow skating which could completely destroy the ice or the rink. If these suggestions are followed and skaters show courtesy toward one another, an enjoyable tithe can be had by all. The city of Clare does not assume liability for any injury or accident that occurs on the rink premises. The Clare City Commission has authorized the start of construction on the new sewage treatment lagoon to increase the capacity and efficiency of waste disposal facilities, it was announced after the Commission's last meeting of 1966. Authorization came after the sale of $85,000 Worth of General Obligation Sewer Bonds, and $48,000. in Sewer System Revenue Bonds. A contract for the construction of the lagoon has been signed with Dunigan Bros., Inc., contractors of Jackson Michigan. Purchaser of the $85,000. issue of General Obligation Bonds was Watling, Lerchen and Co. stock exchange brokerage firm whose nearest office is located in Mid- Taking Blood Have Funds Donations Here For School January 17 For Retarded land, Michigan. Their low bid at the reading December 27 was to bear an average interest rate of 4,469 percent The Sewer System Revenue Bonds in the amount of $48,000. were successfully bid by Kenower, McArthur & Co. at the interest rate of 5 percent. The Commission paid a tribute to Frank T. LaGoe, vice president of Citizens Bank and Trust Co. for his assistance in the negotiations for sale of the bonds. A letter of appreciation to him said in part, "This is to thank you personally for your fine interest and cooperation, without which necessary improvement to the city's sewage disposal system might not have been immediately possible' . The entire letter was made part of the minutes of the meeting which are reprinted on page A-8 of today's Sentinel. Clare mayor, and Dan McDonald, president of the Chamber of Commerce. They have been in touch with congressmen who can be of help and meetings have been arranged by Senator Robert Griffin with Senator Phillip Hart, Congressman Elford Cederberg, and representatives of the national Economic Development Authority. The Clare delegation has a good case to present. Testimony of all industrial and business leaders in Clare is in accord on the view that present limits on water supply and sewage disposal shuts the door on growth of existing manufacturing and industry, and even more, it blocks the establishment of new industry desiring to locate here and limits housing development and growth of the city. Such opinions and evi dence are in the form of signed statements and copies of letters andquestion- aires which the Clare mission will take with theni to show in Washington. Adding to Clare's arguments are pressures from the Michigan Water Resources Commission to make this city bring sewage treatment up to acceptable capacity for the town's size and demands of industry and the public. Still other factors favoring the granting of Clare's applications are hard facts in evidence that show Clare has made more than reasonable efforts to relieve its own situation and has arranged for its share of funds for the projects. Joining employers and the public in stating their opinions on the need for the projects are public or semi- public service establishments such as the Public School system, Clare Osteopathic Hospital, The Doherty Motor Hotel, Clare Help Offered In Claims For Medicare Patients Worldtronic Clare county's Red Cross Blood Bank Chairman Larry Acton has given January 17 as the date for the next visit of the Blood- mobile in this county for collection of blood. It will be in Clare at the Congregational Church from 12 noon until 6:00 p.m. "The need for public cooperation is just as great as ever", he said. Clare county was placed on probation in September 1966 because of the failure to meet quotas of blood donations and later an upturn in giving maintained the temporary good standing of the county in the State Blood Bank membership. Acton and other sponsors of the program hope that a favorable margin of donations can be volunteered so that blood used by residents.of the county will not be more than the number of units collected in Bloodmobile visits. House Bums A fire Monday evening ruined the interior of a small house at 1030 McEwan, and the damage was described as heavy. Water used to fight the blase flowed on to the street in front of the locations of neighboring Giant Super Market and Statewide Real Estate and froze causing and may be used as an a temporary traffic haz*- essential part of the func- zard. » tion of special • education New plans to construct and equip classrooms and facilities for education of the area's mentally retarded were discussed Monday this week in a meeting held at Clare Public Schools. The building would serve Clare and Gladwin counties and might be located on the campus of Mid-Michigan Community College. The Intermediate Boards of Education of Clare and Gladwin Counties and the local Boards of Education of Beaverton, Clare, Far- well, Gladwin and Harrison met with state officials who Would be involved, Joseph Homminga of the State Department of Public Health told the group that 46 to 48 percent of the funds for construction were available. State and federal funds would account for $72,000 and the Clare and Gladwin Intermediate Districts for $40,000 each, he said. The Mid-Michigan Community College Board of Trustees has agreed to to provide a 20-acre site. James C. McNamara, Clare intermediate superintendent, said that the local cost of $40,000 for Clare and Gladwin Intermediate Districts is "available is Special Education Funds Older people in this area who have paid doctor bills but have not yet claimed their medicare doctor bill insurance payments are invited to have their claims checked by the Mt. Pleas- and social security office before mailing them to the medicare carrier, according to Armand W. Ross, district manager. "in the first six months of the medicare program some benefit payments were delayed because the applicants did not include all the necessary information with their claims", he said. Ross believes that most people will need this help only the first time they make a medical insurance claim. Contestants Wanted For "Miss Clare" Judging for Miss Clare for the Winter Sports Festival will take place Saturday afternoon January 21 at the Hotel Doherty. Girls 17 or older and unmarried in the Clare school district are invited to try out at 2:30 p.m. A committee from the Clare Business and Professional Women's Club,is in charge of arrangements, and will be there with the judges to assist in the selection of Miss Clare. "The Medicare Handbook TT*_i_^*% X7_-_._-.~_, which is given to all bene- UniOU VOteS ficiaries, explains how to make the claims", he said, "and the form is relatively simple, but most people can use some advice "We're glad to offer assistance, and we believe we can help many people to avoid some delay in their payment". The Mt. Pleasant Social Security office is located at 316 N. Mission and the phone number is 773-9924. For the added convenience of the public, the Mt. Pleasant social security office is now open every T"W f^_l11_-i«1W Friday until 8:00 p.m. 1JT' VJllM&py A plant election Wednesday this week at Worldtronic was held to decide the question of union representation for workers there. The union seeking to represent production and hourly rated hands in bargaining is the International Allied Industrial Workers Union and balloting was scheduled for 4:30 Wednesday afternoon. Facts, not claims on the risks and danger to health and safety if water and sewer services are not enlarged will be a part of the Washington presentation, Barnes said. An alarming example, also part of the case, is one in which water main pressures were checked by an insurance firm October 18, 1966. A fire hydrant in the northwest part of the city was opened to simulate conditions that would prevail in case of an emergency. While this hydrant was open, a test at the next hydrant one block away revealed that pressure dropped to zero, indicating that the water supply and pressure was disastrously lacking under the present conditions. - CHS Cagers In Slim Win fjhrer Coleman The Pioneers continued their winning ways Friday night by edging Coleman in a slow-fought battle 52- 47. The win gave the Clare club its third conference win and'keeps them tied for first place with Evart. Evart dumped Sanford- Meridian 74-69 Friday night and will clash with the Pioneers tomorrow night (Friday) in a head to head battle for solepos- ession of first place. The game will be played in Evart with reserves getting under way at 6:30 and the varsity game to immediately follow. The Ciare five will have to stop the fine shooting of Bob Stark and Doug Ros- ser in Friday night's contest if they hope to remain in first place. Stark and Rosser dumped in 26 and 22 points respectively a- gainst. Meridian in their third straight conference win. The fans, the Pioneers and the Evart squad should classify this coming game as "Super Friday' . Clare fans and the Pioneers should- also classify this game as a MUST! In Friday night's contest the Pioneers bounced to a 13-8 first period lead after trailing 5-4 with 3:42 remaining. Captain Dick Norcutt drew first blood at the 6:14 mark to give the Pioneers a 2-0 early lead. P-TA TO Hear Continued on Page B Ross noted that the medicare claim may be made either by the patient or by the doctor, if he accepts assignment of the insurance. If the doctor applies for the medicare payment, he bills the patient only for any part of the $50 decu-^ ctible that still remains to be paid and for 20 percent of the bill over the $50 deductible. Under the "other, method of payment the doctor bills the patient, the patient pays the bill, and then the patient sends the completed request for payment form to the medicare carrier. A statement from the doctor showing the treatment given and the charges already paid by the patient must be furnished See Medicate, page A-8 The Clare P,T.A, will meet Monday . evening, January 16 at 8 p.m. in the Elementary auditorium. Dr. Eugene Gillaspy, president of the new Mid Michigan Community College will be the speaker and give some interesting information on this project. Memberships will also be accepted one more time. There is now an enrollment of 203 to date. Open House An open house at the Farwell Bar is advertised for Wednesday, Jan. 18 beginning at 6 p.m. to introduce the public and new owners Bill and John Rice. Special entertaining in* dudes dancing with music by the Drifters from I o clock until closing. Call GOP To Convention Chairman of the Clare County Republican Committee Don Luce of Farwell has issued the call for the 1967 county convention on January 31 to be held at Harrison. Delegates will name their delegates to attend the State convention and transact other business on the agenda now being completed. The delegates going to Harrison were elected in the 1966 Primary and who were certified. The official notice of the time and place fbr the county convention signed by Luce and Mrs, Ellen Ulch the secretary is published elsewhere if. this isiire at The Sentinel.
|Title||1967-01-12; 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.|
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