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 - Mayor Exchange Program Enjoyed in Two Cities...
Mayor Exchange Program Enjoyed in Two Cities The Mayor Exchange program saw Scottville Mayor Norman Gall Mrs. Gall and Councilman am Mrs. Donald Sanders being enter tained royally by the residents o Davison, while Mayor Roy Perk ins, Mrs, Perkins and Davison Councilman Shirlie Merritt am Mrs. Merritt were Scottville guests. On Sunday the exchange mayors and councilmen and wives met Midland for luncheon with each group briefing the other on arrangements for the Exchange day, Mayor and Mrs. Perkins and the Merritts of Davison arrived in Scottville and were greeted a I Stephens Motor Court by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stephens. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stephens Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lundquisl officially welcomed the Davison group to Scottville and enjoyed Sunday evening dinner together, On Monday morning Charles Andersen, I. J. Eddy and Harold Han sen arrived to present the key to the city to Mayor Perkins and the group were guests of honor at a welcoming breakfast at Burl's restaurant. During the morning hours a tour of several Scottville area industries including Stokely-VanCamp, West Michigan Electric Co-Operative, Hansen's Dairy and Andersen's Evergreen Nursery was enjoyed. At the Stokley plant the guests were presented with two cases of Stokcly canned foods and at Andersons two blue spruce trees were presented as a gift from the City of Scottville, While Mrs. Perkins and Mrs. Merritt attended the rural-urban luncheon and program at Scottville Community hall with Mrs. Charles Andersen, the visiting mayor and councilman enjoyed luncheon and visits to the Scottville elementary school, the site of the new Mason County Central high school, Scottville Concrete park area nt'itr river. After being joined by Mrs. Perkins and Mrs. Merritt at 3 p.m. a tour of the Hamlin lake resort area and Ludington State park was taken following which the men attended the meeting of Scottville Rotary club and Mrs. Perkins, Mrs. Merritt, Mrs. Charles Andersen and Mrs. Carl Smith were dinner guests of Mrs. Harold Hansen at her home on Scottville Route 2. The mayor presided at a brief session of Scottville Common council and the group left here about 9 p.m. to return to Davison. Mayor and Mrs. Gall and Mr. and Mrs. Sanders, meanwhile had spent Sunday evening with Mrs, Gall's parents Mr. and Mrs. Harley Pinkston of Swartz Creek. They were met early Monday morning just outside of Davison and given a police escort into the city. They Products and the I 'ere Marquette were taken into the downtown area where the high school bam joined the parade and accompanied them to the city hall, where they .played several selections. Repre sentatives of all civic and churcl organizations in Davison as wel as city officers were present to greet the Scottville group and thej were presented with a key to the city. During the morning they visited all of the city's churches and one of the new elementary schools. A noon Mrs. Gall and Mrs. Sanders were guests at the home of one o. the councilmen's wives and Mayor Gall and Mr, Sanders of a group of councilmen. During the after noon a tea and style show was pro sented at the American Legion hall with Mrs. Gall and Mrs. Sanders as special guests. This' evenl planned by all of the women's or ganizations in Davison was plannec also as a welcome to new residents of the city. At 6 p.m. the, Scottville group attended a banquet for about 50 persons with councilmen and their wives, the Chamber of Commerce officials and others attending. Dur ing the program following Mayor Gall was asked to speak to the group and tell a little about the city of Scottville. He was presented with a gavel and Mrs. Gall with the table bouquet at this event. The day closed with an impromptu and informal council meeting with Mayor Gall presiding. Mrs. Gall and Mr. and Mrs. Sanders returned to Scottville Monday evening while Mayor Gall went on to Detroit on business. List Eligibility of Voters in Wheat Referendum June 20 Anthony Saya, chairman of the Mason County Agricultural Stabil- zation and Conservation committee, has announced that eligibility to vote in the wheat referendum, June 20, is determined as follows: All persons are eligible to vote in the referendum who will share in the 1958 wheat crop from a farm in the commercial wheat area on which the wheat acreage to be harvested plus any acreage to be placed in the wheat acreage reserve, will be more than 15 acres. Mr. Saya pointed out that such farmers arc eligible to vote even though their names are not on the County ASC register. Farmers eligible to vote include those who are entitled to share in the proceeds of the wheat crop as owner- operator, cash tenant, standing a

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  1. The Ludington Daily News,
  2. 22 May 1957, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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