1969-01-15; 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 W«_t- A'<is,-40 per *ord of SUOO minimum. Call 386-9938. Fifteen Cents Sixteen Pages Clare Michigan, Wednesdaj^Janu^^ Our 91st Year 15 CENTS New Series Vol. 77 No. 20 Homeowners in the wake of heavy snow conditions and roof melting, have been busy knocking down icicles that threaten to collapse eaves. This one (top) was more than six feet long and weighed nearly 45 pounds. BOTTOM: Art Damoth found all the snow his rotary blower could handle on the walks and driveway of his home at. 1007 Court in, Clare. Sentinel photos. Snow! We're More Than Buried Under Clare Wins First Claxg High.'s basketball players* lived up to their coach's belief that they could be a higher scoring team when theyp iftlasted. Farwell Friday, 74-73. It was the Pioneers' first victory in five games. Their 4-1 record is not an exciting start _or the season, but it is better than 0-5 for important reasons. Clare's locker room was a happy one after the win, and there is a marked upturn in spirit. t Team play was improved and looks like it has a chance tc get even better. Coach Ivan Davis says his squad, -hit and hurt by injuries and Illness, is improving and the days may be over when he started a different "five" every game because somebody was always benched by injuries or the flu. Dan White was the leading scorer Friday among Pioneers that had four players in double figures. They are coming back to the attack level they exhibited in their first game when they scored 80 points. After another away game Tuesday this week when the Pioneers take on Evart, they will battle Reed City on the home floor Friday evening January 17. Both are important games in conference standings and Davis' squad will try to be up for these top rivals- P-TA Will _____ _n. *___.' Exchange Student Here er Detour To Cuba Its a long time since the remark has been heard,- "Snow falls everywhere else, -CI .re never gets as much as surrounding places". The steadily falling and drifting stuff continued to make the biggest headlines and cause the biggest headaches. Clare is getting its share this season. . . more than it is ready for. There's that gasoline dealers' sign bearing the message ". . get De-icer" and the sign is almost hidden behind festoons of glistening icicles. Everybody is sold out of rock salt and snow shovels almost. There were no schools in a wide area that weren' t closed part of the time since December vacation. Clare schools have opened only since Monday this week after several days shutdown because of ice and drifted roads. Consumers Power and Michigan Bell Telephone installations have suffered more damage than inflicted by tornadoes. Street clearing equipment of Clare's Department of Public Works was unable to keep up with snow removal and» private trucking contractors had tc come to aid. McEwan street wasn't completely cleared since December 28 until Monday afternoon this week. We don't* mean to be pessimistic, but the Clare County Road Commission, -having a struggle of its own with road clearing, reminds beleaguered residents to have patience with the efforts. —There's still half of January and all of February and March that normally bring heavy snowfall. The 'Sentinel's camera records this week scenes of people and places under what will certainly be a record snow season. (See Pages 4, 6, 7, 10, inside). The ClareP.T.A« will* meet Monday ••Januarxf 20, at 8:00 in theVEleme.ntary auditorium. There will be a short business meeting and then one pf Mrs. Meek's chorus groups will -entertain the P.T.A. The main topic for the evening will be a panel discussion on bus matters. On the panel will be Mr. Simoneau, Mr. Snyder, Mr. Rayburn, Mr. Bradley and one of the bus drivers. Mr. Simoneau will show a film on buses. This panel discussion will cover a lot of different factors on running buses, so if parents have any questions about any bus matters and want some information, plan on attending this interesting and informing meeting. Refreshments will be served by the 3rd grade room mothers. Three Aides Will Assist In Grades In less than a, week over 50 applications were received by the Clare elementary school for three teacher-aide positions. This response was very gratifying to school officials The selection comuiittee is comprised of teachers Mrs. Verona White, Mrs. Inger Nelson, Mrs. Kay Starner, Mrs. Ruth Schunk, and principal Albert Schum|p. They have completed a preliminary screening of the applications and have arranged to interview about twelve of the applicants this week. Turn to Page 4 Sweetheart Ball Feb. 15 On Saturday evening, February 15 a Sweetheart Ball sponsored by the Clare Hospital Auxiliary, will take place at the Surrey House^Harrison. Tickets are being mailed this week. Anyone wishing tickets for this event may contact ticket chairman Mrs. Margaret Campbell A mldnignt DUffet luncheon will climax the evening. An exchange student from Buenos. Aires, Argentina, tall blue-eyed Beatriz Davidis, arrived in Clare In the early morning hours Monday after her plane was hijacked and taken to Cuba and she went without sleep for four nights, -the arrival in this country delayed for one entire day, -food not fit. to eat on the Cuban plane that was substituted on t. h e return from Havana! And she's taking it all in stride with the smiling remark that it was more of an adventure than a misfortune, Beatriz, who likes her nickname Trixie better than her own, will live in Clare at the home of Mr, and Mrs. Ray Owens and their family and attend school at Clare High during this year's second semester. Youth For Understanding," a teenage student exchange program sponsors her trip to the United States, and finds volunteer families for all the students from abroad to live with. About the "adventure", Miss Davidis remembers a well-dressed man walking past her in the aisle of the plane as it n'eared landing ; time.,%.% -Miami. tfe.**. Bg#!iS^y and jife was ott Ins way to the /Bor-trol cab irt^threaten th&pilot. * ..-.-.«- . ..His* camera or tape recorder sy. ung from his sh qulde _■- vin a s mall I ea- thfir casS, and it bumped hijf head "as he passedmy seat", she tells. A few minutes later the pl. ne had changed course and the scheduled landing time passed with no Miami in sight.' JVhen Miss Davidis and the other passengers saw soldiers afte r they finally landed, they realized what had happened. We had' been joking about being forced to land in Cuba, she remembers. She is 18 years old with straight blond hair that reaches to her waist and her beautiful features break easily into a nice smile. A smooth, tanned complexion reminds you that it is sunny summertime in the Argentina she just left, and she likes the outdoors. The Owens family and their guests are finding each other friendly and easy to get acquainted with. You have the idea they are all going to enjoy the next half-year. Miss Davidis has already told her new family about how the passengers on the hijacked plane were taken to a room in a public building in Havana where they sat among piles of their luggage and were told about accomodations planned for them while they waited for a Cuban refugee plane to take them to Miami. "Our rooms and the food in Havana were very good", she says. The de- touring passengers were allowed to go sightseeing and were shown everything they asked to see. Not so pleasant was the trip from Havana to Miami. The plane was dirty and "shaky", and the food served was so bad that Miss Davidis and many of the others refused to eat it. She said they were hungry, but not that hungry! After the hijacked plane landed at Havana, many of the passengers saw the man who had captured the plane in midair and forced the: pilot to turn to Cuba, walking freely around the streets.. The students coming to Michigan homes arrived at Metro Airport in Detroit early Monday morning on their final leg of the flight, and were met by their adopted parents. In school in Clare, Miss Davidis will study government, U.S.history, and English which are required. Although she is already graduated from seven years of primary school and five years of high school in her native city, she is looking forward to her semester here as valuable time in continuing her education. She plans to enroll in a university when she returns to Buenos Aires where her education should be completed in five more years. At Owens' home here, her "sisters" are Kathy, -a senior at Clare High and Becky who is a 10 year-old fifth grader. Her "brother" is Bruce, a Clare High freshman. She is interested in sports and says that games and physical education are required of all boys and girls in the high school in her home city. Football is her favorite spectator sport. Her father is employed in Buenos Aires in textile manufacturing. She said she would let him know by letter about the safe outcome of the interrupted flight and her happy welcome in the Owens' home here. "He dislikes telegrams" she said. "Every telegram bears bad news, he fears". Miss Davidis got off on the right foot with her "Mom", Mrs. Alma Lee Owens, when she unpacked a gift brought from Buenos Aires. It was a set of matching miniature spoons and cocktail forks with Sterling handles hand made in figures suggesting interesting things about Argentine life and customs. Mrs. Owens Is delighted and will have a lifetime memento of the visit of her exchange guest. The regional representative of Youth For Understanding said that students from Brazil were also understood to be scheduled for visits here in the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Foell, and Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Anderson. "Trixie" Davidis from Buenos Clare, Bruce and Kathy Owens. Aires (left) getting acquainted Sentinel photo. with her adopted family in Sheriff Busy Denying Snomobile News Quote Readers here of the New York daily Wall Street Hileman Is County Road Chairman The Clare County Road Commission has announced the election of William Hileman of Harrison as chairman and Glen Lloyd of Clare as chairman pro- tem for the coming year. Hileman, who is active in community affairs, is beginning his fifth year as a road commissioner and Lloyd is beginning his seventh year. The Commission took the opportunity to thank the residents and visitors to Clare county for their patience during the recer\t heavy snow storms. They noted that the county has received more than 60 inches of snow fall so far this year with half of January, all of February and March, and possibly part of April yet to come. This amount of snowfall compares with 43 inches during the entire 1967-68 season and 77 inches during the entire 1966-67 season. The 1966-67 season was a record fall for the last 20 years. Most of the present snow on the ground has fallen in a three week period beginning just before Christmas. With all this snow and the increased drifting which is Turn to Page 6 Journal were surprised by a Monday dateline story about snowmobiling in Michigan that took an ill- natured tone that the sport is ruining life in the rural countryside, and the snowmobile itself is, "a lousy invention". But none were more surprised than James Darling, Clare county sheriff who was quoted in the article as saying that his weekends were filled solid with.com- plaints about abuse of the public with snowmobiles, and that the sport was ruining rural life and property in Clare county and becoming a bane to other outdoor sportsmen. Sheriff Darling told The Sentinel Monday afternoon that he was not interviewed and a mistake might have been possible because of an incident related in the story about a snowmobile accidently ramming a house in Lake City, Michigan j-> Missaukee county, —mistaken by the New York writer perhaps, for Lake Village in Clare county. The Clare county Sheriff s Department has no more than a normal amount of complaint about snowmobilers. Most common are calls that the machines are driven across people's lawns Turn to-Page 16 Clare-Gladwin Dairy Shortcourse Jan. 16 Hopefully the weather will permit the third meeting in the Clare-Gladwin Dairy Shortcourse says George C. MacQueen, County Extension Agricultural Agent. C.E. Meadows, nationally recognized authority on dairy cattle breeding, genetics and production will be the speaker. Dairymen are urged to attend and bring their production records along. The session begins at 10:30a.m. in the Gladwin Extension office Conference Rooms in the basement of the County Jail building. The agent goes on to state that it's fine to check the milk hauler's weight slip after he empties the bulk tank at the farm. The fallacy lies in the matter of trying to evaluate individual production. It can't be donel A herd is a group of individuals with individual traits and characteristics, the agent said. Unless the good traits of each individual can be utilized to the advantage of the he).d owner, he will be in a poor competative position as a dairyman. Dr. Meadows is in a position to help any dairyman achieve higher dollar return, who are willing to apply themselves to the task, the agent said* ■ __"-*_r * _iN_*ts.l . *_ W4^._%>- v.*^»Hv._r_ faun**!-.*, . V#JO_*-__..
|Title||1969-01-15; 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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