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Left Hand Corner There are some 290 persons who have a very short time to live, says the National Saftey Council. That THE till 1350 ^-/AKfrpfELnil WAKEIFIELD, MICHIGAN fie. The figure is based on a four- day holiday period with very heavy traffic--nearly 30,000,000 automobiles on the move throughout the nation. Will you be one of them? _ _... A , "Never before in America has official conscience fallen so low, or official impudence grown so rash, or publlif apathy seemed more profound," declares Fulton Oursler in The Reader's Digest for June. The^ greatest danger to our democracy today is not from Russia, Oursler believes, but from ourselves, frowi our growing disregard of principles and our reliance on expediency. In a world situation of the greatest seriousness, moi?al lassitude seems constantly to deepen. Democrats and Republicans alike have led us -into a "twilight of dishonor." This decline in national character threatens the loss of our standards and, as a consequence, the loss of liberty through abuses, corruption" and chaos. In the face of the most widespread flouting of traditional concepts of honor in our history, Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to be shocked, Oursler charges. Instead of resisting 1 breaches of public morality we tend more and more to condone them. "That's politics," we say, as if politics need always be a sinkhole. The people are even finding something to admire in the slackness and deceitfulness by which taxpayers are bilked. They smile at scoundrels in office as if they were only amusing scalawags. Today's curse upon political life is not so much what is unlawful as what is unscrupulous, Oursler states. Unlawful acts can be punished by the courts, but only public opinion can deal with dishonor. "Broken promises are not illegal, they are simply faithless and dishonorable. But even lip service to a code of honor now excites open derision." FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1950 59 Pupils To Get Diplomas Next Week Fifty nine students of the Wakefield high school will, receive diplomas at the thirty-eighth annual commencement exercises next Wednesday evening at 8:00 p. m. in the Memorial building. Professor Burney B. Bennett of. the Michigan College of Mining and Technology at Houghton will deliver the commencement address. Phillip Cormier, president of the senior class, will preside over the program which will feature several musical selections and will be climaxed with the presentation of diplomas by -Clarence A. Jacobson, president of the board of education. Miss Delores Hanson, valectorian of the class, will present the valedictory address entitled, "We Go Forth" and salutatorian Paul Gottwald will speak on, "The Promise and Us." A cornet solo, "Valse Briiliante" by Roy Maki and an instrumental ensemble playing the "Triumphal March from Aida" will be featured in. the musical part of the program which will include the class song, "Echoes." Prosessional ,and recessional music will be furnished by the .high school band under Carl Nelson. The graduating class includes: Neil Bedell, John Beling, Glenda Benson, Eleanor Blaskowski, Marlene Bolen, Jack Brennan, James Bugni, Philip Cormier, Elmer Danula, Oiva Fastelin, Lois Forte, Rosemarie Galinatz, Paul Gottwald. Allan Hallberg, Delores Hanson Elizabeth Harrison, Donna Haskins, John Hocking, Shirley. Jarvinen, James Johns, Audrey Johnson, Beatrice Johnson, Joy Johnson, Philip Johnson, Dorothy Jurmu, Ralph Jurmu, Russell Jurmu, Pauline Kastelnak, Mary Lou Kerkes; Marilyn Lepisto, Adele Luoma, remain within the law are more rampant than ever. There was little f, Billy Mezzano, Niemi, Arnold a., David Osier, Carole Randall, LeVerne Regis, Dennis Rice", Janice Rintamaki, Edith Roberts, Donald n the State _ even a lackadaisical public has not forgotten the exhibitions of General Saily, Donald Sampson, Funerals Held For Lake Victims Last rites were held this "week for John W. Strough, 59, and ^Marshall A. Kent, 47, victims of a tragic fishing mishap at Lake Gogebic last, Tuesday. The: Strough funeral was held .Saturday morning at the family home- with Rev. Thomas A. Dren" gacz. of St. Mary's church officiating. Burial w.as in the Lakeside cemetery. of the deceased served and included Jack Clarence Nelson, Lawrence Nelson, Jack Brennan, Walter Corda, an dAnson Moore. Among the "friends and relatives from out of town= : who attended the services were ,Mr. and Mrs. William Thorton and daughter, Patricia, .; Mr. and Mrs. ;, L'Anse; Mr. ar ter Corda, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Nelson, all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Strough, Trihdad, Colo.; x Mr. and Mrs. John Lehti. atel Mr. and Mrs. Gus Pelto, all of DuJuthr Mrs. Alice Murray, Oshkosh; Mr. -and Mrs. William Strough, St." Thomas, Virgin Island; Mr. and Mrs. Anson Moore and family, Detroit; Herman Strough, Lake Gogebic. Funeral services for Marshall Kent who died in an attempt to save Strough were held Tuesday afternoon at the Frick Funeral home .and the Wakefield Methodist church. The body -was found Saturday morning after three days of intensive dragging operations on the part of the State Police and the county sheriffs department. .The Rev. J, H. Oatey and Herbert- W. Ingraham had charge of the service. The church choir rendered two selections. The pallbearers were" John Delmet, Roy Johnson, Stanley Kanieski, Ed Novak, Kenneth Bowker and Willfred Rostallon. Among the out of town relatives who attended the rites were ; Mrs. Susan^ Richards, two daughters and -their husbands,-Ely, Minn.; Mr. and Mrsr -Oliver Rosoco, -two' daughters and son, Saginaw, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. John Thomas : - Richards, Dulluth, -Minn.; " Mr. and : Mrs. "Garnet er, Iron River, Wis.; Mrs: Skamfer, .Mr. and Mrs. : Kent, arid Mr Detroit, G. R. Connor To Lead Boy Scouts For Gordon R. Connor, Wakefield, was elected Boy Scout 3 District Chairman for the Gogebic .Range District at the annual spring meeting held Thursday evening, May 18 at 7 p.m . at Black River Park. R. O. ^Helberg, retiring District Chairman, Jvas selected as District Commfs- ·'fiioner. District Vice Chairman for Ironwood, Bessemer and Hurley will ^be elected af; the first meeting in -September. -Over 40 Scout Leaders and Com- -mitteemen attended" Thursday's '^Smelt Feed at Black River. Scout Field Executive Larry Peterson out- slined plans for the Council Cam- ·^poree which will be held June 2, 3 "and 4 at Camp Wenoka near Iron River, Wisconsin. Fidelity, the official camp for Scouts in this area, will operate six weeks this summer from June 25 to August 4. August 5, 6 and 7 will be a Scout Leaders Retreat at Camp Fidelity and all Scouters will be invited to attend. Major Gus W. Schlitzkus, former Scoutmaster of Troop 117 of the Ironwood Methodist * Church and now Explorer Advisor of Post 117, was presented with a Boy. Scout Statue as a token of appreciation from the Scouters in this area. Major Schiltzkus, ROTc Officer, has been re-assigned to overseas duty and will leave Ironwood sometime after school is out. Hosts .for the Roundtable were Troops 115 and 116, Bessemer, with Carl Olson, Val Rielecki, William Lintelmann and Bob Rundell sharing the cooking honors. Al Riccelli, Hurley, was salad chef. Fried Smelt, potato chips, cole slaw, buns and coffee were served. Those present at the roundtable from Troop 116 A. D. CmSHOLM Alex D. Chisholm, general manager of the iron mining interests of the Pickands, Mather Co. in the Lake Superior district, and member of the Cleveland partnership, will be given the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering at the annual commencement exercises to be held June 5 at the Michigan College of Mining and Technology, Houghton, Dr. Grover C. Dillman, president of the college has announced. he Ironwood high school with honors in 1903, Mr. Chisholm immediately started work at the Newport mine, Ironwood, first underground and later in the point he various supervisory jobs until he was made superintendent of the Schlelsinger and steel Tube interests which operated the Newport and Palms-Anvil mines. SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAH Dems State Program Lost At Session Gov. Williams had rough going, with the Republican legislature which he convened in special session March 15. The GOP for the first time since 1933 reversed the tax-and-spend policy of the Michigan legislature. The Republicans cut Williams' recommended expenditures of $343,000,000 by more than $70,000,000. The majority party killed off his proposal to add $110,000,000 in new taxes. Welfare ..Bills Approved 1. It also passed five welfare bills tightening administration of direct relief and other phases of social service activites. 2. Authorized a modified bridge authority to determine feasibility of a structure to span the straits of Mackinac. 3. Repealed sales taxes on proceeds from rentals of tangible personal property and exempted publications having second class mailing privileges and motion picture films from sales and use taxes. 4. Forgave more than $1,000,000 of uncollected sales taxes on bottled liquor sold between July 1 and Dec. 29, 1949. 5. Authorized a floor on price if grapes sold processors, subsidized grape gowers and wineries using Michigan grape by establishing Approved Hittle automobile bill to protect buyer from practices of some financing outlay ne became program from $28,000,000 to S10,- by the Pick- 000,000. Mather Co., operating 8. Authorized the government reagents, and advanced rapidly to the form program to continue, general manager of all the com' 9. Legalized revenue bonds to panics* properties in the district. finance limited access highways ship of John Maragon. A Senate committee unanimously censured Vaughan. But he continued as the President's aide. Men in the highest places, who would not think of stealing for the spell Nick Re, Carl -A. Olson, Eugene Kosmicki and James Richardson. From Troop 115 (Bessemer) Robert Rundell, ' William Lintelmann, Lind. Troop 119 (fron- 'Mattsdhj' ~Edw. ' Gillian, ts, Marion Bale, Clarence Verhelst, Helmer C. Erickson, Harry Sorenson. Troop 102 (Pence) home at Duluth ' and one daughter. have four Wuorinen, Anthony Zielinski, Ward, Zuidmulder. Wakefield Hospital News May 19--Admissions: Mr. arid Mrs. The at d i d e s nrivae and that divides private and life. a baby boy; Diseharg Kahila and daughter, Verona; Russell Osborne, Wakefield, medical. (Pence) Joe Baima. Troop 124 (Hurley) Tony Lopez, James Ritche, M. Gianunzio, Joe Kasper, Jr., Albert .Lopez, John Walisiewcz, Al WaUof - 1A . . ,. Riccelli. Troop 101 (Wakefield) Wakefield state police won Ne i s Kuivenen, Nels Seppa, Bruno ruial ·r-aciVv* w?eW-.r*T »!_««*. T-ioIrl M nj^.j-'j/c^, J_»A U.IAU «e*u Saari. Troop 147 (Wakefield) George Nystrom, Maurice .B. Wozniak, Anton Bracket. Troop 104 Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cloon have been in Rochester, Minn, this week where they were to consult the 10. Validated airport zoning. Williams' top recommendations which failed to win approval included: 1. 5110,000,000 in new taxes. 2. "$18,600,000 from the general fund for highways. 3. Seal-of-quality for Michigan farm products. 4. Revision of the unemployment insurance act. 5. Low cost housing. "^ recovery provision of 7. Cut legal voting age from 21 to IS years. Masor Gus sr Mrs. H. A. Tressel left Wednes- T ,,,,· A day evening for San Francisco, Je S Ion Arranges Cal., where she will visit her son, May 3O' Observance Memorial services dedicated to the dead of two world wars will be making 1 a score of 369 iSTrtv °0?n democrac j has n f I* May 21-Discharged: Dante Kenet- SSf^con^'wiS^a TfiT^n^S District. Chairman R. .O. Helberg, W^n^egf VcckTseTfThe^ flood n^Mei^rchurcK, will deliver teSftv of P So,, 1S ^ m " "' Bessemer ' sur Sical. ?TMoper ?h o r a ? Town wSefSd Ironwo ^, and Field Executive Larry conditions, Mrs. Edwards is unable the principal address, tegrity of those men m govern- May 22-Admissions: Mr. and TM P ^?^f.Jf^J^ 6 ^ Peterson of Ashland. to attend the funeral rites. Mrs. The service will climax a parade Visitors, G. J. Waramie, Chicago, Morombe is survived by her husband, which will begin on Lake Shore HI., William Cole, Executive Board who is recuperating from a critical Drive near the Memorial building Member, Superior, J. LaForge, Iron- operation, and two sisters and two an d proceed to the cemetery. Bruno wood. ! brothers, residing in England. Mr. Saari is in charge of the arrange- The Scout Leaders decided to and Mrs. Morcombe visited Wake- nients. have an informal Camporee to be field about two years ago. Commander Louis Orlich of the held at Black River on June 9, post will lead the .audience in the Swee and ' S ' those men in govern- May 22--Admissions: Mr. and was ^ . on ' "ao 1 ^ a de- Mrs. Roy Hill, Wakefield, a daugh- cent job and remaining unsinged ter; Mrs. Arthur Murray, Wakeby ambition or greed, in spite of field, medical; discharged- Mrs «f *A Q ·** ^-- e e*an,p,e S , often fro m those ^,n^ M^e.etU ? nf dau g ^ "Lj? o^f wUg/^t! May 23--Admissions: State Troop- T W « r-~~A »- c »*ey- er and Mrs. Bruno Guzin, Wakefield, ° Gradua *e from MSC Tjhey Fly to Finland ..__. , ..___, Hjalmer Ahonen, well known far- a son - Mrs. Guzzin was the former --«=-"- *·- v^M. U i CW o«a a.uu rway- ±u ana ll. William Baird, Besser mer at the Comet location, and Charlene Rintamaki of Wakefield; TM° nd _J' , S !' a ^' both graduates of appointed Oamporee Chairman. ' Call the city clerk's office and Pat y k president 'of' the" 'American Mrs. William Carroll left Duluth M r and Mrs. Roman Yatchak, 'mon- S? 4 4RO 2?!? ? **? ^ TM a load of rubbish will be hauled Le S ion Auxiliary will place a wreath Wednesday morning at 10:20 on WakefieUl, a son; Baby Kathleen J^°f ^ e *' 469 students TM h o r^ Nestor Juom, 67, Rites away next week without charge, on the memorial monument in the Sr^a. 1 **- ""* ··* »"* E= TelS =c=i^ It %£2 HeH Thurday Afte^on - B ^ i d ^ *» * «*. =r , -s^Sr-.sm*j? sasLrs-«,-^."^»-^5J l sss «j£sa, l £ i s£ ---TM^~- -«.-- - - _ in the United States, while Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Platski, Ewen, sur- " - · - - · - - -·--i; Mrs . Norman Skolansinski, TM e la rgest · class ever to graduate :efielrt. sTiro-ina! from tne college. . ' . -- --" --»**«* . A v* v-4- XSAJ. u u.j.j.1^ «_r, -- ^ £*vw ww '« A 4.^c4u. H1C \ CLLJ.UiClJ.UC Hi LX1C Corolewski and Ray- 10 and 11. William Baird, Bessemer, Clean Up Week May 29-June Pledge to the Flag and Mrs. Joseph Carroll is making the trip as a ·juuiii, 01, were neiu- at tne J?TICK -J --«.- 0 . _.-~v~ give the headline address before' Funeral Home Thursday afternoon. load f, ^ U1 be hauled away at a mnt ^ r « ·,, ,,, - t TM° " c U1C rp,, ·!,,,, e, ,, A ..4.___ ,.,, _ f small charere. This service is offer- ^oia star mothers m the city will leader and interpreter for a group Wakefield, surgical. of people who are "going home" Mav 24 --Admissions: Mrs. for visits of varying durations. Mallnar, 'Ewen,. medical; *· » *fcj*t*fcj w-l_ v CAJ. J AAlgj VALAJ-CLUJ.^!!^!* · * * "^ Clij Mr. Ahonen will visit a brother Garci a, Wakefield, medical; dis- ,, . . and sister in Finland. The brother cha rged: James Gumm, Wakefield !f e °P emn | of a lives on the old farm at Kangasala, medical; Mrs. Henry Sawaski and h ° me , On Sunda y ^e street. She the birthplace of Mr. Ahonen, while ^^ Stambaugh. P Ians to carr / the nationally known his sister lives only a short dis- Mav 25--Admissions: Mrs. Mar- - t5otanv ' no dve lot Y^ns, and will tance away. He expects to return *in Freeman, Puritan, surgical; Members of the church choir ren- Ma y 29 to June 3 - dered several hymns. . '--' Mrs. Bertha Campbell announces Mr - Juoi « was found dead in a First L « thera n Church opening of a yarn shop at her y tu.usi.uuuu. , ,, pastor of sma11 charge. This service is offer- -' offipiatPd ed durin S the clean up drive from be taken to the cemetery in special n«-^,, on +,, T.-- ^ cars and will occupy a position of honor during the services In case of rain the program will uup at ner -,, feet from. The church school will hold a scho^^mnasium *" m " ^ ^ ^^ street. She his Ca stile location home Monday a picnic on the church lawn, Sats ^ ._^i» 1 . _ Tinrm Wn "ho^ 1^^^-** :** v.^ n « u«.«.i+-\^ nv/^n^r HAonnninoc ot O a YV TJAf^iilo^ any -,. -- had been in poor health urday beginning at 9 a. m. Regular , , ,, .. ,, several years and arrangements services will be held Sunday at 9 · 3ort I5al1 Season Upens ^ WJi Miy I been completed Monday to a - m - in the English language and Monday Eve at 6 o'clock iTlhrre""months "^"first return Mayls--Admissio^:"Mr^d.Mrs any ^ ittin S material which she is hospitalize him. Employed for 10:30 a. m. in the Finnish language. Jimtown and the Dossettos will since he came to the United States Carl Huttunen, Ramsay, a son-' " Ot carrvin S in stock. Mrs. Camp- ma «y years at the Sunday Lake The boy s chorus will rehearse be the first attraction in he Wake- in 1911 he is making the trio Miss Marguerite Martin ' Ber^land bel1 plans to ' carr y Bitting sup- mine he.had retired two years ago. Monday at 4 p. m.. The girl's field Softball League, which opens at the 'urgent solicitation of his medical; Mrs. Louis DeNeve Wake- pies ^ d P atems - He was born at Kurikka, Fin- Chorus will rehearse Wednesday at its schedule Monday evening at the land, Feb. 22, 1883 and was mar- 4 P- TM-_ _ high school field. The game is call- . family, who believes it will improve field ' medical; Mr. and Mrs. -Fay ,, f , ~ - · - * his health and ive him a much ' Horswill, Bessemer, a d a u h t e r Schools Close June 2 .i.u.iii.i£v. vv 44 is UCAAV^-v to AL. w J.J.1 11 li LtLU VK" ~~ T w~» f J..J.J.. td».*iV4, avA-i. o. "j.'.eLy --- - _ · » ^ , _ . mi_ CNA T\ i t ·«- A.I » * his health and give him a much Horswill, Bessemer, a daughter; Schools Close June 2 , " ed tteTre in 1907 to the late Miss The. St. Paul s Lutheran church ed for 6 o'clock. needed rest. - · ' discharged: Mrs. Stanley J3irk, -Bes-, -The Wakefield schools will cllose ?V? a Lahti- He came to Wake ~ r I?,, Ironwood TM n Present a TWO other games will be played sfimpr siiT-criMT- iv/r^cr -MT^H^ -n/r^i '_' fry ' t,a ^ im », A « , *_· T*..? ,_,, field in 1911 and found employ- concert luesday at :30 p. m. at the during the week. Wednesday even^^ TM;-~r, TT:^ ,,.=*,, -- j First Lutheran church. The public ingr Thomastnn and *be S"«"""-° \ A free will offering will will pl ay their first game, \vitT7ne . Luncheon will be served Conservation and Sports Club meet- church parlors after the ing Thursday evening. The public is by the Ladies Aid. invited to the games . - . , - - - c o s e The Duluth plane was due in semer ' surgical; Mrs. Matt Malnar," for '.the summer vacation Friday d m l911 and found em P lo y ·M ____ TTTMI, j-*^ m-_. ___ ^ ___ __._.·.,-.__· Ewen. medial-- 3^-=- T? /r«_*.._ T^^ 9 A «.,,,,,: _____ ,._ _ _______ ,..' me nt at the mines. His wife and a^7 throng"" fHghrTcrosVthe Freeman, Purtian, " siirgiVal. ·""""""' band r work ' w¥ ie^n£nTed"untii S"' ^rTM' ^' med hiin here in 1911 « - " : - 8 ' J dled 1 9 4 t h o n g ocean was to begin at 11:30 Thurs- band work ' w e n n e d u n t i ^ly 4 under -the direction of C - Nelson, and '.plans for a summer ^v^a.*2. wc*^» vw kf^Aa CLl, -JpJ-.fcH/ AllLUfi*"" - : day evening. Arrival .at Pantere, Mill Reopens Wednesday ., . ~Finland Was scheduled for 6:15 The Cinnor Lumber Land Com- recreational program at the schools Friday evening. Stops were to be pany mill which has been idle for and on the Sunday Lake beach is made _ at Newfoundland, Scotland, several weeks for repairs and due Norway, and Stockholm, to the spring break-up will resume Oslo, arranged, Sweden. »-v» %-AAV *JJ/A *"**£ W4 - Cd,XV"U.|./ VVili JL CJSUilltS operations next Wednesday. Cutting Miss Maki Graduates -- at two camps in the Presque Isle Miss ~ Dr. Carl Neidhold, Appleton, Wis., area and in the Porcupines will- also Mrs. Aili Maki, died in 1934. He is daughters, Mrs. Rolando, and (Laura) Keski and two m and Jack, who made Discuss Sewage Plant Files for State Senator with their father. There Called to Escanaba with repre- Robert K. Stevens, Kingsford, sentatives of every other city in the chairman of the Dickinson county relatives upper peninsula Wakefield officials road commission, has announced his services Thursday were advised that addi- candidacy for state senator on the spent the weekend With* his mother get" un'der" way "next" weekV~Abuut 'o^'df S-^Sberrof *tite L eradu8S sTster ^hh^H^r^w^^'^ * tional time would be given to pre- Republican ticket. The senatorial and sister, Mrs. Grant Leman. Mrs. 150 men will returned to their lobs ing class at St Luke's School of friS* f? 2? I -, 5 P " S an ade 1 uate sewage distnct comprises Dicksinson, Iron, Neidhold is a patient at the Wake- it was learned this week. Nursing MuS, last F-ifay even- Mz id Srf W^T^ I/!" dlSP ° Sa ! Pl ^' ?**. ^ P roblems TMTM*TM** TM* Gogebic counties. No field hospital. Incidentally, Dr. Neid- - ' imr Mrs MaS ««? MI« T!«^? rf i ^ i TM TM »! Hakkala, were brought to the attention of other candidate for the office have hold attend the distri/'convention R. A. Bums was endorsed for Sfki this 2$ attending the TMl ?ot £Lfs ^luf K^^'t $\ ^ ^ ^^ m *TM Ser ' ^ f ° rmally ^ ^ TM nO TM Ce of Rotary International at Ironwood state deputy, BPOE, at the spring monies whichT were heW at the KrSii f£? ^n M TS? I ^ t ^ I Nels Simqnson. engineer, and Win. ment. It is learned unofficially that Sunday and Monday. . condaveheld at Hancock Saturday! First^ Pr^ytekaT chuurl vS ^S. ' nSng"' aCC ° Untant ' attended ^ £ ^ek'T-'el^ion^ * C ° nsldering