1968-10-03; Clare Sentinel
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In the Want-Ads To sell, rent, buy, recover lost articles, find a job, or whatever needs ACTION, try Sentinel Want- Ads, 4. per word of $1.00 minimum. Call 386-9938. Sentinel "Sayings" Those things that come to the man who waits seldom turns out to be the things he's waiting for. Ten Cents Twelve Pages Clare Michigan, Thursday October 3, 1968 91st Year New Series, Vol. N . 77 No. 5 "Bigger than abreadbox" is this giantpuffball mushroom. The record for large size is claimed by Mike Elden who picked it along with two others about half as big. This, one measured 51 and a-half inches around the largest way. Sentinel photo. TI_e Pioneers from Clare High cornered the Coyote pack in their lair Saturday and found out how fierce the cornered animal can be. Limping back from the encounter, the defeated Pioneers had the hide clawed off their pride (32-Q), a fractured record of 16 straight wins, and a tattered hope of another US-10 Conference championship. Wha' happened? "Reed City just grabbed the ball and ran away from us all afternoon." The Coyotes received the opening kickoff and marched to a touchdown without giving up the ball. Clare took the next kickoff and fumbled on the first play from scrimmage with Reed City recovering the ball and scoring again. Two TDs behind and the' game had only started! '" When Pioneer Coach Gary Rayburn had recovered from the shock of the onesided defeat, he described the remainder of the game as a nightmare of frustration with Reed City doing everything right andbene- Continued on Page 7 Construction on a new building for the Farwell State Savings Bank has star- X-Ray Unit The Michigan Department of Public Health mobile x-ray unit will be at the Clare City Hall on Wednesday, October 9th; 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Only persons who have had active tuberculosis or a positive reaction to a i. tuberculosis test will be accepted for an x-ray. ted this week after groundbreaking Saturday. The modern new structure is expected to be ready for occupancy by June first, 1969. Bernard Schofield, president said the building will follow the currently popular Colonial design in exterior appearance. It will be 44x73 feet. Property on the corner of Main street and Corning will be the site and is ample for the needs of parking where a blacktop Continued on Page 8 A preliminary hearing Tuesday this week paved the way for an expected order by the National Labor Relations Board for a representation election at Holley Carburetor's Clare Aircraft Division plant. The question to be voted' on is whether the UAW or the local Employees' Association shall be sole bargainer for workers in negotiations with the company. Holley Plant Manager Robert Mettler and Personnel Director Lyle Skinner were unconcerned with the UAW claim that 30 percent of Clare plant eligible employees indicate interest in such an election. If true, it makes the legality of the petition for the vote automatic. But William Borushko, NLRB hearing officer who presided at the meeting in the new County B.uilding at Mt. Pleasant decreed a postponement .in issuing the election order until another meeting scheduled October 14. If there is to be an election, it will be ordered by the NLRB regional director on-" re.e.mmendation-'' by Borushko. The extra time was requested by both sides, —the UAW will seek to subpoena company records on layoffs and Wrings, and Holley agreed that time is needed to prepare accurate terms in the petition defining eligibility to vote in an election. Production workers and certain other classifications of employees at Holley have always been represented by an independent, local union called The Employees' Association. Plan Clinic Fund Drive The Central Michigan Child Guidance Clinic plans a drive for funds to enlarge facilities in Mt. Pleasant and expand services to include counseling for adults. It is hoped to raise $15,000 in a six-county area for building additions and remodeling. A background story is on Page 9 in this week's Sentinel. Legal counsel present at Tuesday's meeting for The Association insisted that the present Association claimed, and would continue to claim a majority of the employees eligible to vote on representation. The Association claim met no argument or dispute. On other points, how ever, Holley Attorney Richard Fritz of Detroit, and Attorney Charles Marshall from the UAW legal department in Detroit aired their differences in exchanges across the conference table. Fritz fired the charge that the UAW's attempt to call an election was timed to interfere with current negotiations on a new con tract between Holley and The Association. (The filing of a valid petition for the election halts all progress toward such a new contract and "freezes" the status until workers decide who shall represent them.) In a quick denial of the charge, Marshall objected that, "We have never timed an election to interfere with contract negotiations. "We (the UAW) didn't come to Holley employees with a proposal to take over their representation. They asked us to come." The Sentinel learned however, that the UAW's challenge to The Association's authority at Holley has been prepared by years of pamphlet passing and circulation of UAW litera- HUDDLE. United Auto Workers representatives at a nesting with Holley Clare plant management and officers of the Clare Employees Assn. Tuesday before a NLRB hearings officer ■> listen .4. ^'Walter Schultz of Detroit (back to camera) tell them what's going on in the closed door session that preceded the meeting. Schultz is a UAW International representative in organizing. CONFERENCE. Richard Fritz of Detroit, Holley attorney and Donald Bramlage also of Detroit, the Holley personnel director (seated with backs to camera) discuss a ppint at the conference'table Tuesday before answering William Borushko (standing at left), the NLRB hearings officer. Across the table at right is Clare Holley Employees Assn. President William Cornell with Kent Vana the legal counsel for the Association. Sentinel photos. Let The Bars Down and Talk It Over **$& "Holley Carburetor Employees' Association committeemen are nice people, but— their election is a sort of popularity contest. I think a committee chosen with the help of outside UAW advisors would help us get a better contract". * * * "The UAW says Holley employees came to them first and the idea of organizing under international union domination originated among Clare employees of Holley. That's pure bunkl I know for sure that UAW organizers have tried for years to get us to ask them in and make it look as if the idea came from us! "Affiliation with the UAW that has headquarters and direction outside of this area, and that would collect and spend dues money from Clare Holley plant workers'; would take thousands of dollars out of the local area. Local businessmen like me are going to feel this differ ence and we hope that if problems exist at Holley, they can be worked out without surrendering authority and money to the UAW." . * * "There's a lot being promised us if we vote in the UAW. I wish we could let them take over just long enough to see if they make good, —like a trial period, you know?" * * * "Now-a-days we all want all we can get. Is this wrong? Maybe we' re not so particular any more how we get it when we see other people having so much. ..." * * * With the Holley Employees Association and the United Auto Workers competiting for the exclusive right to represent wage earners at the Holley Plant in Clare, there's going to be intense interest and activity between now and election time. The Sentinel will have something to say about what it thinks. All Holley employees, their families and the public are all invited to do the same in our columns. (They're already starting, —see above.) The job of The Association's Plant Committee is to protect workers rights and improve conditions. Holley employees can judge their results and decide if the UAW could do it better. * * * Let's let the bars down and say what we think out in the open! The same rules as for Letters To The Editor will apply. Try to keep your letters brief and all must be signed. Names will be withheld if requested and The Sentinel will carefully respect the writer's confidence. . * * * Lets hear it for what you believe on the question of the UAW vs. The Association. Send letters to The Clare Sentinel, personal to Dex Elden. ture near the plant gates and by other means to employees. Complaints in the plant about how the local committee runs the Association business have further chipped away at employee acceptance of The Association as agent in bargaining and negotiations. Loyal Association members sensed this attitude and blamed some of the more recently hired employees. An appeal to support the Association and to air complaints at meetings where they could be acted on, was posted on plant bulletin boards by committee members and former Association officers. It was torn down by UAW organizers, The Sentinel was told. Opinions registered Tuesday in the give and take of opposing sides at the table included Company Attorney Fritz' score with the point that the UAW petition for an election at this time was a nuisance tactic aimed more at disruption of the current bargaining with The Association on a new contract, than with hope of success at the polls,—since it is doubted that the UAW could command a majority of eligible voters. This opinion was upheld by management spokesmen Continued on Page 8 Band Needs Green Ties Are you willing to part with an old school tie? Lloyd Conley, instrumental music director at Clare Public Schools says that band members are at the end of their ropes for some thing to put around their necks. They need Kelly green ties. Coming up with this shortage of part of their uniforms, and lacking time to order a supply, -they are appealing to former band members who might have green ties hanging in closets or folded in drawers. Call Conley at 386-9945 if you will sell or give your old school tie to the school and prove that Action Line isn't the only place to get problems solved. Two Boys Semifinalists In Tests Ground was broken Saturday for Farwell State Savings Bank's new building to be built on the south corner of Main and Corning_ streets. In the ceremony and observing are, back row, left to right: Hershel Reiss, Jr, the builder. Bank Director Larry R. Schofield, Allen W, Howard -cashier, W.H. Flower -director, Herbert R. Miller -assistant cashier, Donald R. Luce -director. Front: Carol Jean Pirber, Linda K. Smith, and Mary E. DeForest -all bank employees, Bernard Schofield -bank president, Frank L. Littlefield -chairman of the Board, Allen R. Graham -vice president. Clare High School has two National Merit semi- finalists this year: Leonard W. Erickson, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Erickson, 804 Beech Street. Leonard is a member of the National Honor Society, the US-10 Council, the Debate Club, the Junior Classical (League, the Student Council, and plays varsity golf. He is planning to attend one of the Ivy League colleges. Karl W. Randall, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Randall, 10718 S, Grant • Avenue. Karl is a member of the National Honor Society, the Symphonic Band, and the French Club. He is planning to attend Michigan ;j State University or the University of Michigan. They are two of the15,000 semifinalists who were the highest scorers in their States on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test given last February. They constitute loss than one per cent of the graduating secondary school seniors in LEONARD ERICKSON the United States. Semifinalists become Finalists by receiving the endorsement of their schools and submitting scores from a second examination. Every Finalist will be considered for one of the 1,000 National Merit $1000 Scholarships allocated by state. Many "will also be considered for the four-year Merit Scholarships provided by some 400 corporations, foundations, colleges professional associations KARL RANDALL and other organizations. Names of the winners in the 1968-69 Merit Program will be announced by early May, 1969. In addition to the two seniors at CHS, a letter of commendation for a high score was awarded to James Whitford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Whitford, Principal Donald Spencer announced. Special Dates Guidance Department- Special Dates: 1. October 3, Thursday 7:00 p.m. College Night at Farwell. 2. October 7th, Monday 7:00 p.m. Financial Aids Discussion for parents of Seniors. 3. October 14th, last day for registration for Michigan Competitive. Scholarship Exam. 4. Saturday, November 9th, Michigan Competitive Scholarship Exam at Far- well. 5. Tuesday, October 8th, Adult Education Classes. Fall Registration. 6. Thursday, October 10, 7:30 p.m. Adult Education Investment Class Begins at High School. Child Clinic Child clinic dates in Clare county are October 8 in Harrison at the New County Building from* 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and in Clare and Farwell on October 10 at the Clare City Hall from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
|Title||1968-10-03; 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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