1969-07-23; Clare Sentinel
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CITY LIBRARY 4TH & MO£v^fj 44-17 >l**,iw'««*«_S- ■ f-V— __4__|^^^^-F X. entitle! Fifteen Cents Fourteen Pages Clare Michigan. Wednesday Julv 23» m9 Q"^ 91st Year ' New Series Vol. 77 No. . 16 It's County Fair Time In Clare OUCH— The rock-em sock-em atmosphere of a wild west rodeo is coming to Clare County as a part of the Clare County Free Fair which opens next Monday at the Fair grounds' in Harrison. The Diamond S. Rodeo will be just one of several great grandstand shows that are on highlight this year. '> The sounds, the smell, • the electric amosphere are all unmistakable, it's county fair time as the Clare County Free Fair takes over the fairgrounds at Harrison for a solid week of • constant activity. The free fair one of the big attractions in Northern Michigan during the summer, opens next Monday, July 28, and will run through Saturday, August 2. Registration for all exhibitors is set for Monday July 28. Fair officials have announced that all exhibitors must register with the Entry Clerk before 6 p.m. An exhibitors ticket must be obtained and taken to the Department Superintendent who will give assistance in displaying the exhibit. The Auto Demolition Derby will be the big grandstand attraction at 8 p.m., Monday. _ Festivities get in full swing Tuesday as it is officially designated Childrens day with the youngsters enjoying reduced prices on the Skerbeck midway as well as having an opportunity to win a bicycle. Some lucky boy and girl who hold the winning ticket and who are present at the fairground when the drawing takes place at 4 p.m. will take home brand new bicycles. Tuesday will also be the first day which exhibits will be judged. Judg ing will begin at 8:30 a. m. " The racing program, one of the big highlights of the fair every year, also begins Tuesday at 2 p.m. and will run every day until the end of the fair. The harness racing events annually feature some of the best drivers and horses in the midwest. A free grandstand show of 4-H speed and action is on the bill for 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. The exhibit judging and racing program will highlight Wednesday and a Pony Pulling Contest will be the grandstand feature at 7:45 p.m. The 4-H and F.F.A. Showmanship cont are the big doin' s 1 day morning at lOp. the junior dairy • contests are set for 1 p.m. The harness program on Thurs ternoon, will prec annual Automobil chinery andLive^ rade which will x.i at 7:30 p.m. and tests rhurs- .m. and judging leduled racing .day af- ;ede the le, Ma- itockpa- ike place will be led by, "Mis/ s Clare County." Shortly' after the parade the annu al Grand Champion Beef, Lamb sale will ti with the young 4 the show anirm the big benefici. 8:30 p.m. the, Hog and ake place jwners of lis being aries. At awarding See Fair Pag ;e - 2 Voice Sets I Jp Permanent! y The delegates of the Voice of the People - Clare County met at the Greenwood Township hall' on Thursday, July 17, at 8:00 p.m. to set up a permanent organization. A set of by-laws that had been drawn up by the Executive committee was read and discussed, article by article, and approved by delegates. The by-laws were written to concur with the by-laws as approved by the Michigan Voice Organization. One of the main points of the by-lay /s was that no officer s_ iall be paid a salary but < _ou1d be re- embursed fo r incidental expenses upo in the approval of the Ex ecutive committee. A) nother main point, set uj p a Board of Directors ti o total nineteen, one fi :om each political subd; ivision within the county. The elect nent' officel approval o; The office- Chairman,! low; Vice; R. V. H ai Been Postponed ALLREADY — All animals must be innoculated before they can take part in the festivities at the Clare County Fair. Helping Charma Kleinhardt out is Dr. Neil Stirling- who has given several of the innova tions in the last few days as county 4-Hers prepare their animals for their premier performance of the year. The show cause hearing in Clare County's suit a- gainst Mr. and Mrs. Howard Eaton of Harrison has beenindefinatelypost- poned while the two parties attempt to work out a settlement according to the office of Jay Trucks, attorney for Clare County. The suit filed by Trucks for the county on July 10, asked for a temporary and permanent injunction to enjoin the Eaton's from constructing a fence across the roadway that leads into the Clare County Fair parking area. The complaint filed in Judge Robert Campell's Circuit Court accused the' Eaton's of "wrongfully and maliciously fencing the palintiff s property," at the fairground site. The fence was removed early last week and the county immediately pos- poned the suit as the two parties attempted to reach a solution. In an exclusive inter view with the Sentinel, Howard Eaton said, "my wife and I are really sorry that the hearing did not take place last Wednesday. We're very anxious for our side to be explained." Eaton said he built the fence "Not to stop the fair, I never had that in mind at all. I simply wanted some action and I've been trying for seven years to get it without any luck, so I decided I had to do something drastic and it worked." Eaton maintains that in 1959 an agreement between the county and the previous owners of the Eaton property was made which allowed 20 feet off the south end of the fairground property and 20 feet of the Eaton's north property line for a road. However that road was never built and the Fairground entrance for several years was some 100 See County Page - 2 ion of perma- • :s followed the f the by-laws. :s elected were Mr. LeeSwal-, Chairman, Mr. . . mp; Secretary, Mr. Joe <f Jrim, and Treasurer, Mi ,. Keelan Nixon. - The,ma[ in topic of bus-,. * iness" cphj cerne.d the rental of atW x.h at the Glare County K air. It was voted to.. nj! laintain a booth and Mrsi , Jack Rockwell, Harrison ., was named chairmar _ of the ' Fair Committi ee and MrS. Gale Howard,| Mr. Leo'Bischoff Mr. Cha irles Thorne and Mr. R.' V. Hamp were named f :o the committee. Mr. I .. H. Brown-Frost Townsh ip, was named Public ! Relations "Director of . the permanent or- ganizat ion. It will be his duty to gather and publish whatev. er information the Voice' feels should be brougl it out that would < be of j interest to all taxpayer] s. Shooting Accident Wounds Young Bioy _. T__!_*_ __? _#• r___ _ t- vi r.lr « __. J -rt j» ' Gary John Fitzpatrick, an 8 year old Fort Benning Georgia boy is in serious condition in Saginaw General Hospital after -an accidental shooting in his grandfathers . home late Monday even^ instate Police of the Mt. Lands The Mo . '•;' By Tim McGuire .Man now belongs to a new world. -With Neil Armstrong's first hesitant step on the earth's moon a new era has begun. An era in Which nothing is impossible and an era which brings new hope of a land unscarred as we punish oiirselves with brutal ____._*s At*3:17;45 p.m. Clare time, on July 19, 1969, man conquered that majestic globe which has hung over us for time immemorial. Technical ' progress and nerve of a magnitude yet to be matched make this an event that must be recorded in "-til written forms of cb-imunication. ■;$he flight of the lunar module, the moon landing cx$i began shortly after 1 ;p.m. with Neil Arm strong, commander and Edwin Aldrin standing e- rect and held in by Harnesses. At shortly at 3 p.m. the descent engines were fired and tension across the world became the common emotion. The landing was difficult; dangerous and tedious as Armstrong was forced to take the ship off automatic landing when the LM craft was seen heading for what the astronauts described as "a football sized-crater filled with large rocks and boulders." By manually operating the landing craft Armstrong was able to take the ship some 4.8 miles from the original landing site to a remarkably smooth area that seemed to provide exactly what the mission was looking for. <j After long hours of preparation and some relaxation and as some 500 million in practically every corner of the world save Communist China, North Korea and North Vietnam, impatiently Waited. Neil Armstrong Was at last ready to adventure through the lunar module hatch and etch his name alongside of the great explorers of history. Proceeding cautiously Armstrong unveiled the great adventure to the tremendous ' television audiences when he reached the second step of the capsules ladder and unveiled a television camera. That camera enabled mankind to share with Armstrong the greatest adventure of all time. From the time Armstrong put his left foot on the lunar surface everything after seemed anticlimactic. Despite the fact that the astronauts (Aldrin joined Armstrong some 1. minutes later) were accomplishing all the designed aspects of their mission it appeared to- viewers that the two men were out for a Sunday afternoon romp in the park, and throroughly enjoying themselves. Unofficially Armstrong Spent 2 hours and 14 minutes on the lunar surface and Aldrin enjoyed the site Which, he called, "Beautiful, absolutely magnificent'' for one hour, and 44 minutes. During their romp they collected stones and moOn soil Which earth sceintists hope will give some link in the mystery of the universe. When the astronauts _ left the moon early Monday afternoon they left behind them an American Flag, a heap of good old. American 'litter and footprints which should last for some 500 years in the moon atmosphere. The hook up with the command ship, operated by the almost forgotten Micheal Collins, proved somewhat hectic Monday afternoon as the docking gave the lunar module passengers what was described as a "Severe Jostling." The docking maneuvers, however took place behind the moon out of radio contact With the earth. Splashdown for the astronauts and a personal hero's welcome on board the recovery ship Hornet by President- Nixon is scheduled for sometime Thursday. That splashdown will put the f ini on one of man's greatest epics, An epic that through modern communication has belonged to every human being. In compliance with the National Day of Participation decreed by President Richard Nixon and the decree by Governor William Millikeri, the Clare County Board of Supervisors and the Clare City Commission did not meet Monday. The Board of Supervisors postponed their meeting until ,10 a.m. Tuesday and the Commission postponed their meeting until 8 p.m- Tuesday. Pleasant Post reported that the accident occured at the home of Chester Fitzpatrick of 6054 Lor- enger Drive, Lake, in Surrey Township at about 10:55 p.m. Gary's father, Thomas E. Fitzpatrick, a former resident of the Farwell area but now of Fort Benning was playing cards in one room with his father. His three sons Were playing in another room when. a .22 caliber pistol, which was thought unloaded, accidentally went off. The Mt. Pleasant State Police Post also investigated two weekend auto' accidents in the Clare area. Six people including four members of a Clare family were injured in a two-car accident that occurred at 2:05 Sunday morning. Injured from Clare were Mrs. Sharon Kay Wale, the driver of one auto, her husband Kenneth, 29, and two sons,.Keith, 7 and Kevin 3. They were all taken to Clare Osteopathic Hospital. Kevin was transferred to Bay City Mercy Hospital Monday- Police said a car driven by Calvin H. Fyfe, 41, Inkster was driving left Of the center line^ when it struck the car driven by Mrs. Wales. Fyfej t was not injured but was.1 lodged in the Isabella Coui lty jail on a drunk and diso rderly charge. Tl tiree people from the meti ropolitan area were trea ited for injuries Monday at the Clare Osteo- patl lie , Hospital when a sinj He car crashed on the U.i >. - 27 freeway near Sur! rey Road at about 4:25 Mo) nday morning. 3 tate Police reported thai c Patrick M. Murray,, 17 | of Birmingham apparent! ly fell asleep at the wh< 2el of his auto and thecal : rolled over several tin les. He was issued a Suj m mons for careless orliving. Murray and two pa-ssengers were treated foj r lacerations and bruise s at the hospital. ! The Skate Police, also ac :companied, Rosebush, CLare and Mt, Pleasant fijre departments to a giant barn blaze at the Allvin Walton farm near R-osebush late Saturday evening. The fire was rleporfced about y:3U p.m. b;ut burned on into the vj fee hours of the morning. E testtroyed in the fire V i_Ich reduced the 40 to 60 i o ot bam to rubble were 1A head of cattle, 500 1 Dales Of hay, 1,000 bales I of straw, a baler, a See Shooting Page - 2 a- * i X 1 p.* 1 #' v M.' _¥ *& **.-**«* *■**- **■*>;»*= ■«>*-- _* .r.«. _* **■'"•*' &■=*$■ f ■■■■ il ,«Jp*'i. __ ._• '"*•■*-*,,. . . -■ ry'fc *** '
|Title||1969-07-23; 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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