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■■■» »j_m -■'"■ilM" ' «NUp N«Mles entin Ten Cents Copy Sixteen Pages Clare, Michigan — Thursday, March 30, 1987 Eighty-seventh Year New S*rfw Vol; 75, No. 30 Isabella Stock Raisers To Treat 107 Buyers County Re a Over tour hundred 4-H and FFA members and * their parents will show Lonnie Chambers Gets Life Term Lonnie Chambers, who went on trial in Harrison February 28 for the 1956 murder of his father-in-law, and was found guilty of first degree murder, was sentenced to life imprisonment late last week. Chambers first trial in 1956 had been halted when he was judged insane and committed to Ionia State Hospital. The past two years, Chambers had been jailed at Harrison until tests determined his ability to stand trial and the date set. Under Michigan law, the conviction on first degree murder carried the mandatory life sentence. -Gary Cole Dies In Auto Plunge An auto accident Saturday took the life of Gary R. Cole, 24 year-old Clare man whose car left the road and plunged down a steep embankment near Sanford. He left a wife, the former Connie Whltaker and a small son, Anthony. The victim had lived his entire life in this area and was the son of Mr. andMrs. Maynard D. Cole of RFD-4 Clare, He served in the U.S. Navy for four years until 1967 and was recently employed as a machine operator at Dow Corning inMid- ^and. He was a* graduate of Clare HighSctoolandjfigtf--. ried Mrs. Cole in California* in 1965. Members of his grieving family who survive him are his parents, and two brothers Larry D. Cole of Midland and Roger D. Cole at home, a sister Valinda Cole at home, and his grand mother Mrs. Verla Barry of rural Clare. Funeral services for Mr. Cole were held Tuesday, March 28 with Rev. Harold I-. Knickerbocker officiating and burial in Warren Township cemetery in Coleman. Stephenson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. School Notes A clothing drive will begin Monday, April 3rd, in the elementary building. Parents are urged to send clothing with their children for the Save the Children of Federation drive. Clothing will be sent to the southern part of U.S. Five teachers from the elementary school will attend a reading conference held in Grand Rapids the 3rd and 4th of April. They are: Ruth Schunk, Eva Anderson, Irene Shively, Doris Mitchell, and Winnifred Denton. their appreciation to 107 buyers of livestock at the Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair Livestock Auction next Friday night, March 21, at their 12th annual Livestock Appreciation Banquet. The event will take place at Beal City High School and is sponsored by the. Isabella County Livestock Producers Association. One hundred seven buyers at last fall's auction purchased a total of 42.4 tons of live meat from ninety-three club members at the annual auction. This included 77 steers, 23hogs and 22. lambs fed and cared fo r by the club members as their 4-H or FFA projects last summer. The program will feature Professor Clyde F. Cairy, of Michigan State University. Dr. Cairy is a professor of Pharmacology and is widely known as a mentalist, mind reader and telepathist. He will present a program entitled "Memory andMentalism.' Bill Hubert, Central Michigan University student and musician, will present instrumental and vocal entertainment. Evart Bowerman, president of the Isabella County Livestock Producers Association, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the program. Susan Anderson, member of the Bowen Busy Bees 4-H Club, will give the invocation. Receiving special recognition from Don Walker, Extension 4-H Youth Agent, for having participated in the fair auction sale for ten years will be seven buyers. They are the Clare- Packing Company, Collin Farmer Supply, Dutcher Implement Company, Lee Implement, Inc., Peet .Packing Company, Ridley Commission Company, and Hubscher and Son. Each of these buyers will receive a certificate of honor and membership in the "Ten Year Buyers Group.' Dinner for project members and buyers will be provided by the Livestock Association and served by members of the Altar Society of St. Joseph Church of Beal City. Election Monday Electors in Clare will go to the polls Monday next week to choose three members of the City Commission. Absence of any public issue such as proposals or other referendum may keep voting at normal numbers or below, it is expected. Candidates .for three vacancies include all the incumbents on the Commission who are Roy Dunbar, Ray Owens, and Robert Walters. On the ballot also are Willard Bell and Wendell Colvin. The polls will open at 7.00 a.m. and remain open until eight in the evening. The supervisor from Surrey township on the Clare County Board represents 1,653 people while Summerfield township's supervisor represents 119 people, but a plan for new apportionment will shortly even out such wide differences on the Clare County Board. Re-apportionment with a nine-member Board was in a plan unfolded this week Membership on the Board has been 23 under present representation. The new plan has been debated and passed in a committee at Harrison and will now come up for action on the floor at the April meeting of Supervisors. The City of Clare which was held four places on the present Board will be reduced to two members. One will be elected or appointed from the 1st Precinct and the other from the 2nd Precinct in the city. Under the proposal the City of Harrison would no longer be represented by" supervisors from its three wards, but would help elect one supervisor along with the entire township of Hayes. Harrison's population in the I960 census was 1,072 and because it was divided into three wards, it daimed three seats in the present Board. The townships of Garfield, Freeman, Redding and Winterfield are presently represented by one supervisor each, but in the new plan the four would be included in a single district to elect one supervisor. Picketing" Abandoned At Kraft Milk strike pickets appeared Saturday forenoon in Clare in connection with the nation-wide effort by the National Farmers' Organization (NFO) to get an increase for milk producers. At Kraft Foods plant here where picketing was started, it was said that the NFO did not .attempt to interfere with plant deliveries by milk haulers, but it was believed the intention to persuade Teamster union drivers to refuse to haul away plant products. The short demonstration was called off when the pickets were told by Clare police that a city ordinance required them to get a permit. Must Go! The Conservation Department" s annual reminder to winter fishermen was issued this week; The time is now to remove shanties from the ice. Submerged shanties can become hazards to boating and create litter problems. Their populations are respectively: Garfield, 686 Freeman, 127 Redding, 200 Winterfield, 285 total - 1298 Another district entitled to one supervisor on the proposed nine-man Board tyould be made up of the townships of: Summerfield, 119 liincoln, 345 Greenwood, 255 Frost, 338 ^total - 1057 ff Another supervisor would represent the combined townships of: Franklin, 251 Hamilton, 513 Hatton, 295 total - 1059 Two of the county's larger townships amonjg those which contain no villages or,-cities are paired in another district to elect one supervisor. They are: Proposed districts under-* a-Clare shaded to show which townships join county re-apportionment plan are • to elect one supervisor each. . Better Business Follows Freeways The 45 counties in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula were divided into 12 areas of similar size for a comparison" of sales tax collections oh food during June, July and August. Counties in each of the 12 areas and per cent of increase in sales tax collections on food during the summer months between 1961 and 1966 include (State- Continued on page A-8 The Ohio-to-Soo Freeway' is triggering significant economic expansion" in Northern Michigan, the State Highway Commission reported today. Commission Vice Chairman Charles H. Hewitt of Detroit said summer traffic volumes in the Northern half of the LoWer Peninsula increased more than 30 per cent between 1959 and 1965. Hewitt said the increase in sales tax collections on food during June, July and August between I960 and 1966 was higher in 19 Northern Michigan counties than it was in the rest of the state. The largest percentage increases in both traffic and sales tax collections on food occurred in the corridor of counties through which the Ohio-Soo Freeway passes. Summer traffic volumes on the Ohio-Soo Freeway north of Clare increased from an average of 5,421 vehicles per day in 1959 to 13,800 vehicles per day last summer. Sales tax collections on food increased 40 per cent between 1961 and 1966 in 10 counties between Clare and the Mackinac Bridge compared to a state-wide average increase of 25 per cent. "Unquestionably, 1-75 is triggering significant economic expansion in the northern half of the Lower Peninsula,' Hewitt said. Prom Money This Saturday, April 1, the junior Class of Clare High is having an "April Fool's Day Car Wash-Bake Sale", from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The car wash will be at the I.G.A. parking lot, which will include a thorough cleaning of the inside of the car. The bake sale will be at two locations, the I.G.A. .and Clare Hardware. There will be a large variety of delicious homemade baked goods. ■ Money received from this project will be used toward the Junior-Senior Prom in May. They will welcome your patronage. Pick'67-'68 Courses Soon Enrollment for next year's scheduled curriculum will be completed within the next two weeks for the students at Clare high school. A precaution must be made to all students as class changes in the fall will be very limited, so make your selections of classes very carefully. Class changes will be difficult because teachers, 'rooms, desks, etc., will be arranged in advance to the 67-68 school year by the pre-enrollment. Arthur, 420 Sheridan, 712 total - 1132 One seat on the proposed new Board for the township of Hayes and including the City of Harrison would represent a population of 1678. Surrey township's representation would not change from the present Board of Supervisors under the new proposal. Its elected member would represent 1653 persons including the Village of Far- well. Also unchanged from present representation on the new Board would be Grant township with one seat for its 1328 residents outside the city limits of Clare. The City of Clare with a 1960 census population figure of 2442 is given a seat on the proposed Board for each of its two precincts. Since the number of • residents in each precinct is unknown, the committee divided the city's population and listed each precinct as having 1221 residents. The proposed plan for re-apportionment or some new plan close to a true 1- man, 1-vote formula for county districting must be approved at the coming April session of supervisors, -or else-. Or else the State has ruled that the re-apportionment must be done by a commission of five local members: the county prosecuting attorney, the county clerk, the county treasurer, and the county chairmen of Republican and Democrat parties. Members of the supervisors committee that drafted the proposal for the new apportionment are headed by Clinton Case, chairman and include Albert Haley,. George Nash, John DeForest, and Mark McKenna. The plan was submitted on March 23 along with the committee's recommenda- tion that it be adopted. The nine districts defined in the plan come closer to being equal in population than any representative districts in any former Clare county supervisor plan. The widest spread of difference is 621 between the largest Hayes district and the smallest Summer- field, Lincoln, Greenwood, PollCe Called Frost district. Average number of residents in the nine new districts would be 1294. WHAT MAKES CLARE CLICK? To Analyze Progress Here -»The City of Clare will be the basis for a special course in the techniques of area resource development. The 1 course is being offered by the Michigan State University B Department of Resource Development. The first meeting will be April 7-8. Other course | meeting dates will be April 21-22, May 5-6, May 19-20th. instructors will be Dr. William J. Kimball, professor of Resource Development; and Dr. Milton H. Steinmueller assistant professor of Resource Development. Residents of the elate area and about 15 graduate (students from MSU's East Lansing campus have already ! planned to enroll In the course. Other Clare area residents can enroll at 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 7th, in the Vocational Agricultural room of the Clare Public School. The course is particularly appropriate for teachers, clergymen, community leaders, and employees of federal, state, and local government. It is open to residents of Clare and surrounding counties. Glare county was selected as a study area because eever&l significant community development efforts are Underway* . J—_w— Friday, April 7, session will feature a dlscwssfen by -a nunaber of Clare communies. Isadeara devoted; p devJ#cjpme_iB of she count^s Msf&_#al im^frgpSMil asd g©i^_&|ii--C5, social and economies stleiif. f «^* Those participating in the discussion include; John Brubaker, chairman, Clare County Board of Supervisors; Glen Cain, Clare city manager; Ken Barnes, chairman, Clare County Planning Commission; Malcolm Whitford, Testing Will Reveal Ear And Eye Defects Health District Seven in Cooperation with the Michigan Department of Public Health, will do vision and hearing tests at Clare Elementary School, April llth through l3th. Parents with children between the ages of 3 1/2 and 5 are urged to have them screened^ as there will be no ehar,g|.,, v e4iftg wi-f%i'l'ooeift. ?im_mimW__WS!&mi" Mrs. Merle White, hearing technician. Both have received special training for this work. Each year approximately 8,000 children ih Michigan develop a handicapping loss of hearing; many thousands more develop a hearing loss which may later become a haftditg&p. One purpose of this sere- enfeiig Is to detect a loss of hearlfe <-af ly fjipugh Sot fg S& le^M« ftf'Ofe ■'•* ■_f-rn"B!ii_j^tft Jflge, A- 8 engineer, Clare County RoadCommission; Frank LaGoe, Industrial Development Corporation; Joe Dumont, WUCi Soil Conservation Service; and Richard Snyder, supt. Clare Public Schools. The Saturday, April 8th session will include a tour of Glare, Surrey, Grant and Sheridan townships. The tour will Include visits to Mott Mountain Ski Area, Penrose dairy farm, and Worldtronic's new plant. The sessions on April 21-22 will be devoted to determining Clare county's economic base and how land is used in the county. Class members will analyze the county's human resources and the institutional framework within which citizens and officials must work during the sessions on May 5-6. Members of the class will also practice interview techniques. The final session on May 19-20 will be devoted to bringing together information collected in previous sessions. Alternative development paths for Clare's future will be reviewed. One of the best features of the course, according to Kimhall, is the interactioj. afj. ong field people, com- muhi-y residefite asm camptestedents. lash group tends to^comp^ment the Ijnowlsgge #the <j$px^^ the next township elections could be district elections under the proposed organization. College Hopes For Review Of Fund Sharing Mid Michigan Community College recently completed applications for Federal funds to aid in construction, under Title 1 of the Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963, of academic facilities. The Federal funds are allotted to the State of Michigan and administered by the Higher Education Facilities Commission in Lansing, under a state plan. The plan provides a State Commission to carry out the functions of administration and operation of the funds released by the Federal government under the Title 1 program. The State Commission makes verification that all construction projects submitted by application, meet basic eligibility requirements. Applications are assigned priority according to need based on anticipated increased enrollment or creation of new facilities for projected enrollment. Past experience with the HE FA program has shown that community colleges with the largest enrollment or greatest potential enrollment have been given highest priority in the administration of grants. At the present time, however', an overall review of the program is being undertaken, with the objective of providing a more equitable basis for distribution of funds. With the application made by Mid Michigan Community College, it would be possible to .receive $240,000 in funds from the Federal government for construction of the first instructional building. Every effort is being made by the college to assist in the administrative review of policy making it possible for the smaller colleges such as Mid Michigan to share in the release of construction funds. Under thepresent system of supervisor representation an extreme difference of 1534 exists between the largest single district sending a supervisor to Harrison and the smallest. It is to correct this condition that the State directed in Act 261 of The Public Acts of 1966, that all county Boards of Supervisors in Michigan shall be apportioned into single-member districts along one-man* one-vote guidelines. April of this year was declared the deadline for approving a reapportionment plan in all Michigan counties before the problem would become the responsibility of the commission of county office holders. An earlier proposal was discussed unofficially and called for a 12-member Board, but followed similar guidelines for the one- man, one-vote districting. Supervisors wonder if there are other workable plans to accomplish the same result in this county? Believing that the public should have an opportunity to express an opinion about the plan now proposed, supervisors have agreed to delay action on It until the outline is made known and residents are gfven the. chance to coiita&t their representatives. . ■ . a'" Belief is thai; wilh xeap- poBtiopnent „ fetog, eaKSlM f ir by the April, ls&7 dafie^ In Chase Of Wanted Man Clare City Police, seeking to co-operate In a road blockade and search for an escaping homicide suspect Monday, encountered some out of the ordinary action that started Off what Chief Elry Tice called a busy, frantic week here. State Police asked for help in catching a suspect believed fleeing f:rom Cadillac after a Monday afternoon killing there and Clare law officers went on an alert at a few minutes past eight o'clock. A radio message asked them to halt a converted school bus carrying Sunday school children toward Mt, Pleasant, and which had run through a blockade on M-115 headed toward Clare. Clare officers stopped the bus just inside the city'S west limits and emptied it of the driver and young passengers, but no suspect. The bus driver's explanation was that he misunderstood the signal to Stop at the police blockade and thought the Trooper was ''waving the bus through". Later Monday Chief Tice and two officers were called to the Robert Folkert residence at 604 N. Maple to question a man who stopped there, Police were told^that a man knocked at the Folkert trout door at 11*30 p,ms and lacked to be let i& iL tte MilTErta. St6_-&. jgwlfei by Foj^rbti? Bug $i^irjg.( Cent, on page A*»g:'
|Title||1967-03-30; 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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