1968-11-13; 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, 40 per word of $1.00 minimum. Call 386-9938. Ten Cents Clare en.tn.1 Twelve Pages Clare Michigan, Wednesday November 13, 1968 91st Year New Series Vol. 77 No. 11 New County Supervisors After January 1 _ Holley Workers Choose Association CARL BRINGOLD District I _-.-_■_ lft-_*_n'i «_*fc^_3*J , _> _L _ "^ $**£^ _»tr_£_.._;*_ -,JEt_: -a. STANLEY OMAN District II THOMAS BRADLEY District III JOHN BRUBAKER District IV Voting better than 3 to 1 in favor of representation by the local Employees' Association, Holley workers last Thursday rejected bids by national unions to take over their bargaining rights as agents. Vote totals announced by the National Labor Relations Board here were: The Association (local) ' 324 United Auto Workers 142 Mine Workers 12 No Representation 1 Campaigning that had lasted through the past five weeks for the votes of workers at Holley's Aircraft Division plant at Clare, ended with balloting Thursday and in one swift hour after the booths closed at 4:40 p.m. the ballots were counted and tallied, and results announced. Lyle Skinner, personnel director at the Clare plant said Friday that negotiations on a new contract would resume at the first possible hour after the election outcome is certified by the NLRB. Contract talks and bargaining had been at a stand still since the UAW petitioned for the election. No reports have been made public yet on the pos<- sibility that the UAW might object to the vote results sometime before Thursday this week, the last day for such filing of objections and request for a new election. William Vorushko, NLRB hearings officer who conducted the election, com- Got Their Bow Deer The first deer kill for Jerry Riedel, 21, of Harrison, -the first after four seasons of trying, came with a successful bow shot last Saturday. He brought down a 150 pound buck with three points. The fine target appeared in front of Riedel at 10:30 a.m. in the old apple orchard on the Strange, farm nine miles northeast of Clare. Another bow season mention goes to Leonel Green of Clare who was one of the first serious bow hunters in this area and who downed his deer on opening morning of the bow season again this year. rend Is In ._.* . ft . . C. _.-! i can ...«_>. . ... .«».jw- •_ *'■• ection Finals MARK McKENNA District V Cifiiens Bank . Mails Chesks Fur $7 (M4425 J. Stuart Bicknell, president of Citizens Bank and Trust Company in Clare announced today that the bank has mailed checks in a total amount of $76,444.25 to members of the bank's 1968 Christmas Club. The checks, which were mailed to 778 members of the club represented an increase of approximately, $7,000.00, over those paid to members of last years . club, Mr. Bicknell stated. Christmas club checks are used by members not only for Christmas gift purposes, but also for the payment of year-end taxes, for conversion to other types of saving programs and for other personal anticipated purposes, Mr. Bicknell stated. The bank is now enrolling members in its 1969 Christmas Club which is open to all persons, both members of earlier clubs, and persons who would wish to ^avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the club to set aside funds for major personal year-end expenditures. Call GOP Clare county Republicans have a call to their convention at Harrison on November 18 in the New County Building from the State Central Committee. Clare County Chairman Don Luce of Farwell said the business meeting will consist of election of members on the county executive committee and the transaction of other business. Ellen Ulch is secretary* The meeting v/ill be called at 8:00 Area voters lived up to expectations of a record day at the polls November 5 and scored victories for local Republican slates. The national ticket headed by Presidential Candidate Richard M. Nixon also won in the area and upstate counts, -going contrary to the Michigan final totals. For the first time in the memory of many voters, waiting lines at the polling place in Clare City Hall formed several times during the day. At the office of the'county clerk in Harrison the returns from townships and precincts were slowed presumably by the volume of votes to count. Unofficial tallies by township and precinct began to arrive at the County Building shortly before midnight and,were not complete until Garfield township's count was in at 6:00 o'clock on Wednesday morning. Republicans won all five seats on Clare county's new Board of County Supervisors when three of them were unopposed and two others, -Carl Bringold in District I, and Stanley O- man in District II defeated Democrat opponents. All the officers in the County Building from the county clerk on down were re-elected to succeed themselves. They also were unopposed Republicans. In Isabella county a proposal to raise the legal millage limitation permanently to 18, from 15 mills was defeated. .The measure would have fixed amounts for county, schools, townships and for the county intermediate school district, -and ended the need for an allocation board. The vote was 3649 No, to 2819 Yes. Isabella also voted to permit' sale of beer and wine. Surprising upsets at the Isabella County Courthouse replaced Prosecutor David Burrows, .a Democrat whose office was won by Republican James IJox. Douglas Dehn won the new sentatives Donald E. Hoi- District Judgeship in a race brook, Jr. each won re- with Russell Otterbine who election over Democrat has been municipal judge, opponents. Another race for District Judge in which Clare County Probate Judge Alex Strange was pitted against Jon Ringelberg turned out 2023 Clare county votes for Ringelberg against 2836 for Strange, but a heavy majority in Gladwin county for Ringelberg elected him with an unofficial margin of 134 votes. Congressman Elford Cederberg in this local district, and member of the Michigan House of Repre- Clare County Clerk Louis Becker said the new 5-man Board of County Supervisors would receive his call for their first meeting after taking the oaths of office on January 2, 1969. The Board will organize by naming one of their number as chairman and electing also a vice chairman. Becker will be the clerk of the Board as has been his job with the old Board. Pioneers Finish With 16-2 Record For Their Coach Clare High gridders, playing last Friday at Oscoda turned in as good a performance as any this season, -but met the best and hardest hitting-team on their schedule. They were turned back 27-6. For retiring Head Coach Gary Rayburn it was only the second loss for varsity teams he coached here and places his record at 16- 2-0. His teams won every game on their own Pioneer field. Rayburn has resigned as coach, giving the reason that the duties conflicted with his full-time post as administrative assistant to Superintendent Richard Snyder in the Clare school system. Meeting the Oscoda eleven that is 15th in state Class B according to Associated Press ratings, the Pioneers made their own scoring chance in the first quarter when they took the ball after holding for yardage and forcing Oscoda to kick. Their drive took them over for" a touchdown with the touchdown coming on a 42 yard pass from Steve Luplow to Dennis lacco. The Clare defense stopped Oscoda again on the Clare 20, but this time the breaks allowed Oscoda to score. A penalty against Clare and a Clare fumble recovered by Oscoda set up the TD to even the count. Halftime score was only 14-6 against the Pioneers and it looked like anybody's ball game. But Rayburn and his men remember the fourth period with pain. Three Clare fumbles with the slippery ball, -two interceptions against them, -and a 74 yard scoring run by/ Oscoda made the widening go-ahead difference. The Pioneers' single remaining threat was stopped when one of their costly bobbles was recovered by Oscoda on their own 2-yard marker. Rayburn said a few minor injuries to his players turned out to be less serious after examinations. A possible concussion for Larry Ruby was a hard bump, but not a serious one and other players' various sprains and bruises were stiff the next day, but not crippling. Rayburn said every senior on the squad had a chance to play in the game.- They included Joe Greer, Dennis lacco, Rick Garver, Dan Vote Tops $-to-IMargin plimented Holley management in Clare for their cooperation in actual balloting arrangements within the plant. He opened the ballot boxes in the presence of representatives from all three unions and officials ■****w«^ William Vorushko. National Labor Relations Board hearings officer who conducted ihe election last week at Holley's plant in Clare empties the ballot container preparing to count votes after the close of the polls. No hands but his touched any ballot after it was marked by the voter. Sentinel photos. Bill Cornell (center), president of the Employees Association has a confident grin as the' count climbs for the local union after election- Holley Plant (Manager Robert Mettler (in white shirt) and Holley Carburetor Company's Personnel Director from Warren. Donald Bramlege (right) were watching the vote couitf. Tallying votes as they were counted by Vorushko were (left) Mrs- Donna Updyke, Holley employee and UAW worker. Walter Schultze a UAW organizer and Charles Marshall UAW attorney who. are both seated ai right end of the table. Many other interested observers attended the vote count- How Clare County Voted X ^<_ ^ ^> ^ _>_ **>_ %> %■ % <& % % ^ .. Arthur Franklin Freeman Frost Garfield Grant 31 129 19 27 62 52 23 30 142 208 26 140 23 26 60 70 19 45 66 110 V 34 132 140 131 139 140 136 137 133 141 18 32 _36 _35 -35 -35 -34 33 32 33 57 73 79 82 79 79 _81 _78 -79 -72 18 46 47 48 48 45 _41 -44 -42 .42 63 109 119 126 121 127 121 119 115 121 165 189 128 227 133 224 247 263 245 248 244 243 248 245 Greenwood 139 416 133 449 144 443 487 492 497 491 492 492 475 480 Hamilton 31 70 24 75 24 76 78 79 81 80_ 78_ 79_ 77- 75 Hatton 95 115 80 136 85 127 141 145 140 140 145 140 136 .134 Hayes 31 119 28 129 34 126 145 146 143 143 139 141 135 139 Lincoln 260 205 227 241 231 241 279 298 278 286 278 277 268 278 Redding 89 71 86 90 84 92 96 107 105 106 102 99 94 97 Sheridan 29 27 27 29 28 29 28 32 32 33, 33_ 33_ 30_ 34 Summerfield 58 206 55 223 59 224 241 230 236 241 234 236 228 242 Surrey .208 388 199 412 207 410 429 450 426 421 414 416 406 414 Winterfield 47 63 41 77 41 78 83 90 86 84 _86_ 84- 82_ 85 Harr'n 1 85 155 75 177 75 171 195- 200 196 199 198 196 194 195 Harr'n 2 56 127 44 140 43 140 138 144 147 147 142 143 142 142 Harr'n 3 47 98 30 116 29 116 120 121 120 121 120 121 119 117 Clare 1 192 319 182 329 183 332 366 366 360 355 353 356 351 355 Clare 2 171 405 155 404 148 427 438 432 437 429 428 440 427 440 Totals 1980 3419 1708 3645 1735 3438 3912 4017 3941 3950-3899-3907-3855-3881 of the'company and counted while marks were tallied by all parties involved. The Sentinel's own vote- by-vote tally was marked at the same time. Observers and interested parties who had predicted a closer vote were surprised with the overwhelming rejection of the UAW. The local Association has represented Holley employees for 20 years and made much in campaign discussions of the longper- iod of freedom from lost time due to disputes or strikes. Many Holley workers and their families and friends from this area had voiced opinions favoring both sides in a flood of letters and calls to The Sentinel. Campaigning at the plant was intense with printed leaflets and bulletin board literature. There were frequent handouts at the plant gates by both the UAW and the Association. Twenty six challenged votes which were held out of the count have ceased to be an issue because no matter how they were marked, they wouldn't affect the outcome. The company had challenged nine votes and the UAW had challenged 14, -many of the latter on the UAW's claim that they were cast by persons who were supervisors. Tax Dispute Ruling Against Townships "The"Michigan Tax Com-- mission, in a ruling earlier this month upheld Consumers Power Co. and Michigan Consolidated Gas Co. in what was called, "appeals on the re-figuring of'taxes on their properties and equipment in Clare county". The action by the utilities was aimed at bringing their valuations into equal status with other property in their several assessment local districts. State law provides for valuation at 50 percent of true value and the utilities claimed that while this yardstick was applied to their properties, -some other properties in the same townships were benefitting from lower valuations. Charles Springsteen the deposed Clare County Equalization Director, had earned the wrath of the townships' outgoing supervisors on the old "lame duck" Board when he predicted this would happen and tried to correct the situation. County Clerk Louis Becker was quoted as having said on November 4 that the county would appeal the Tax Commission ruling because supervisors from Winterfield and Garfield townships estimated the corrected situation would almost double taxes for resident of these townships Family Life Speaker For P-TA Monday The Clare Parent Teachers Association meeting scheduled for November 18 is to have a fine program headed by a distinguished faculty member from Western Michigan University and also including an important business meeting. Darrell Thornas, assistant professor of Family Life Education at WMU in Kalamazoo is to speak on Morals and Manners Matter, a topic of interest for young people and their parents. He holds degrees from Brigham Young University and has taught Family Life Education courses in the Flint area since 1960. Thomas is presently working on his doctorate at WMU.
|Title||1968-11-13; 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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