The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on January 8, 1977 · Page 2
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The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan · Page 2

Ludington, Michigan
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Saturday, January 8, 1977
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2 Ludington Daily News, Saturday, January 8, 1977 Rood Commissions May Group To Secure Insurance Hy KICHAKD L. DANCZ Dally News Staff Writer SCOTTVILLE-The Mason County Road Commission may become part of a like- group of commissions forced to band together to provide adequate insurance coverage following a series of recent cancellations by some major insurance companies. The board of commissioners was told Friday that the Michigan County Road Association's policy committee is giving thought to the "grouping of 1 ike-counties" to combat spiraling premium costs and recent trend to cancel policies to road commissions around the state. Under provisions of a possible plan for blanket insurance coverage, each commission would secure insurance up to around $200,000 and then the commissions would join together with counties of similar sizes to get the umbrella coverage which has been the major problem. A trend toward liberal handling of lawsuits with judgments against municipalities has shoved umbrella premiums beyond the reach of most commissions which are experiencing financial problems because of reduced gasoline sales. "There are a few other suggestions being studied by the committee," Commissioners Nellis Riisberg said, "but it appears that the commissions will have to group up and be self-insured with an overrider being paid to process the claims." The Mason County Road Commission had a policy cancelled by an insurance company last fall and has been unable to secure an adequate policy with another insurance firm because of some errors in bidding. The commission, however, is presently insured until September. In other business: —The board noted that a correction in a billing from Towns Construction Company for cleaning steel for bridge work was received and that payment, less 10 per cent, would be made. —A request for snowplowing of Maple Street in the Hamlin Lake Estates near the north bayou is being studied. The street, while platted, is not part of the county road system and cannot be plowed by county crews. The request will be discussed with the township board. Police Beat Cor Hits Train CUSTER—Two rural Scottville men escaped serious injury Friday afternoon in the village here when a railroad crossing signal apparently failed to go on properly and their car slid into a passing Chessie System train. Mason County Sheriff's deputies said this morning that Jeffery Morrell and Timothy Hansen, both of route 1 Scottville, had some minor injuries but they were not admitted to the hospital. The accident occurred at 12:13 p.m. at the crossing on South Madison Street and Morell told deputies that the warning light didn't go on until it was too late to stop the car he was driving. A witness, Duane Schwelm of Hale, told deputies that the car Morrell was driving was going about 15 to 20 miles per hour and that it slid into the train. Deptuties also investigated three other accidents on snow-covered roads in the county, with one motorist from Hough ton Lake getting a speeding ticket. Deputies said that Sherry Foust of the Houghton Lake area lost control of her car on U.S. 31 at Deren Road and went into a ditch shortly after 1 a.m. today. She was ticketed for violation of the basic speed law. In a 2:45 a.m. accident today, Nicholas Majewski of 701 Seventh St., lost control of his car on U.S. 10-31 near Amber Road, went off the road and hit a mailbox before ending up in the ditch. Randy Wheaton of route 2 Ludington, driving in the McDonald's parking lot on East Ludington Avenue late Friday night, lost the brakes on his car and struck a flower box. Two Ticketed Two motorists were cited for failing to yield the right of way during investigation of three auto accidents by Ludington police on Friday. £ Vera Reed of 101fl,Sher.raan.St., was ticketed at 2 p.m. by police after she drove her car from Loomis Street into the left rear of a car driven by John Leifker of 709 N. Rath Ave. Leifker was traveling on Washington Avenue. And Chris Bentz of 1536 Betty Ave., was given a ticket at 12:08 p.m., when he drove his car into the intersection of Filer and Madison Streets in front of a car driven by Dennis Tactor of 812 E. Foster St., and forced Tactor to swerve his vehicle which then struck a telephone pole. Jean O'Brien of 404 W. Loomis St., while backing from a parking space in the alley of the 400 block of West Ludington Avenue, struck a parked car owned by John Ewhorwing of Stiles Road. MakeD&D Arrest A woman was arrested by police at 2:44 a.m. today and charged with being drunk and disorderly. The arrest was made in the 200 block of South James Street. Her name was withheld pending issuance of a warrant. Correction SCOTTVILLE—Scottville police said that an accident published in Wednesday's Daily News was incorrect. Police said that the accident, which occurred on Tuesday at the intersection of State and Reinberg Streets, involved autos driven by Bertha Bickford of 123 W. Broadway St., and by Ruth Sanders of route 2, Scottville, not Bruce Sanders. Also, they said that the Bickford auto stopped on Reinberg St., and, when Bickford said that she didn't see any oncoming cars on State Street, she drove her car into the intersection, then spotted the Sanders' car. The Bickford car struck the rear of the Sanders car, causing minor damage. Story Hour School-age story time will be held at the Ludington Public Library Monday at 4:15 p.m. and all children of school age are invited to attend. Three stories will be presented, the first being "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro MCC Voters WE URGE YOUTO Vote No On The Recall For Jim Dittmer Paid (or By Mr. & Mrs. W. Van Nortwlck Leaf. This is about the famous Ferdinand who loved to smell flowers. The other stories are "I Am A Giant" by Ivan Sherman and "It's Not Fair!" by Robyn Supraner. SOMETHING GREAT IS ALWAYS HAPPENING AT THE OF LUDINGTON Tuesday-January llth 5p.m. to 10 p.m. Will be our first famous ethnic Buffet for 1977. OUR FANTASTIC POLISH BUFFET Featuring dozens of Favorite Polish and American Dishes I Includes Beverage & Dessert $ 2.95 Children Under 12 Freeway To Open Jan. 14 LANSING (UPI) - The final link of 1-275 freeway in southeastern Michigan will be opened to traffic Jan. 14, highway officials said Friday. The new section extends from M-153 in Wayne County south for 26 miles to US-24 in Monroe County. It connects with previously completed segments at either end of the 38-mile-long freeway — one extending from the 1-96 and 1-696 interchange at Novi and the other connecting US-24 with 1-75 north of Monroe. The new freeway will provide a direct north-south route for traffic bypassing populous metropolitan Detroit. It increases Michigan's freeway network to 1,665 miles and bring the state to within 7 per cent of completing its 1,181-mile portion of the national interstate freeway system. An . extra feature of the,. freeway < is ' an eight-foot-wide ' paved path at the outer edge of ' the road to serve both bicyclists and pedestrians. It will be dedicated this summer. State Highway Commission Chairman Peter B. Fletcher called 1-275 "one of the safest ever built in Michigan." It was designed with wide medians, split-level roadways to avoid headlight glare, concrete bridge barriers, flat roadside slopes and obstacle- free roadsides. Bridges over the freeway have long spans with one central pier to reduce roadside accidents. All signs are on wooden supports that break when struck by a vehicle. Petition For Venue Change HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (UPI) — Counsel for a Michigan couple petitioned Blair County Court Friday for a change of venue in their second trial on murder charges. Judge Robert Campbell said he will rule on the petition Monday after reviewing radio, television and newspaper accounts of the first murder trial of Jeffrey Daugherty, 21, Taylor, Mich., and Mrs. Bonnie Heath, 42, Beaverton, Mich. The defendants were convicted last month in the death of Elizabeth Shank, 40, Tipton, Blair County, who was shot and killed during an armed robbery March 9, 1976. Daugherty was convicted of first degree murder, and Mrs. Heath of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery. Reaches Top Of Mt. Everest In Bicentennial Expedition Dr. Chris Chandle, an emergency medicine specialist and member of the America Bicentennial Everest Expedition, climbs to the top summit of Mt. Everest, the 29,028-foot peak ... tallest and most dangerous on earth. Chandler, along with glider pilot Bob Cormack, were the only two, out of an original 561- member crew, to make it to the top on Oct. 8,1976, after an incredible ten-week climb. (CBS Photo via UPI) Those Geese Are Really Wintering Down Now DAILY NEWS PHOTOS BY BOB KURAS This flock of geese, which came in to the Ludington State Park in December, is largest ever seen at the park and have created feeding problems for the park still wintering at the park. The flock, numbering nearly 500 geese, is one of the rangers who are digging into diminishing food supplies. Obituaries Mrs. Melville D. Preston Photography Exhibits Displayed At West Shore Community College Mrs. Melville D. Preston, 79, of 406 N. Washington Ave., died at 2:45 p.m. Friday at West Shore Hospital in Manistee where she had been a patient for eight days. Lillian M. Adams was born June 1, 1897, in Scottville where she grew up and graduated from high school in 1916. She then moved to Chicago where she was married to Oscar W. Moore and he died in 1954. She remarried in Chicago on Aug. 26, 1969, to Melville D. Preston, In September of 1969 the couple moved to their present home in Ludington and he survives. Her hobbies were antiques of all kinds and while living in Chicago she had given many hours of free duty as a receptionist to the Norwegian American Hospital. In addition to her husband she is survived by two sisters Mrs. Howard A. (Gladys) Snyder of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Mrs. LYRIC DOWNTOWN 8438811 OPEN 6:45 SHOWS 7-9 "NOT SINCE 'CAT BALLOU' such a hilariously bawdy movie!" A broken down frontier scout teams up with a drunken Indian with a social disease to pull off the Great Brothel Robbery of 1908! U. MARVIN • Oliver REED • Rokrt CULP Elizabeth ASHLEY • Strother MARTIN • Sylvia MILES "THE GREAT SCOUT AND CATHOUSE THURSDAY' An PG AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL Picture MANISTEE VOGUE—THE SHOOTIST Norton (Victorine) Neal of Scottville; three nieces, Mrs. Thomas Story and Mrs. Maureen McLellen, both of Scottville, and Mrs. James Delaney of Marshalltown, Iowa;. and several cousins. She was preceded in death also by her parents, Jesse and Myrtle Adams. The funeral for Mrs. Preston will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Dorrell Funeral Home with the Rev. Harvey Heneveld of the Mason County Reformed Church officiating. Interment will be in Brookside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Dorrell Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Sunday and the family will receive friends only from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. —Dorrell Mrs. £. Brogstrom Word has been received of the death of Mrs. Ellen Larson Brogstrom, 88, of Saginaw. She formerly resided on Stephens Road and prior to her death was in a coma for three weeks in a Saginaw hospital. The photography of Marilyn, Vicki and Leland Ames, will be on exhibit in the Instructional Media Center Library at West Shore Community College from Jan. 10 to Feb. .4. Marilyn grew up on a farm outside of Hart and lived there until two years ago when she moved to Ludington. Interested in photography since a child, she says, "I had one of those small box cameras and used it on the farm taking pictures of my cat, dog, and cows. It was only about fifteen years ago that I purchased a more expensive camera and began to free lance for the Muskegon Chronicle." Later she became the Oceana and Mason County correspondent for the Chronicle. She uses a 35mm and twin lens reflex. Leland, Marilyn's deceased son, did post graduate work at the University of Georgia. Majoring in game biology, his photographs primarily consist of wildlife and nature scenes. He used a 35mm camera in his photography. Marilyn's daughter, Vicki, is studying photography at the Chicago Circle Campus of the University of Illinois in downtown Chicago. She attended Muskegon Community College. Her majors include English, history, and photography. Vicki uses various filters, telephoto and close up lenses. Marilyn states that she still takes photographs in her spare time to "get away from the pressures of the day." The exhibit may be viewed Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For weekend viewing, contact Dave Masten at 845-6211, or Enterprise 6316, ext. 235. + + + Paetschow Exhibit Photographer Robert Paetschow of Manistee will exhibit his photography at West Shore Community College now through Feb. 4 in the college's Instructional Media Center Library. Paetschow graduated from Manistee High School and attended West Shore Community College where he enrolled in a "Creative Photography" class. Prior to that time most of his knowledge of photography was self- taught. His photography interests range from nature and portraits (in natural settings), to images created through darkroom experimentation. Paetschow uses a 35mm Minolta SRI .with various lenses including 35mm, 55mm, 135mm, 3x teleconverter, and various filters. He also has a darkroom in his home with a Pro-Lab 66 enlarger. The exhibit may be viewed Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For weekend viewings, contact Dave Masten at 845-6211, or Enterprise 6316, ext. 235. 100 Years Needed To Mellow Fiddle WASHINGTON (UPI) -. Want to buy a bargain fiddle as good as a $100,000 Stradivarius? For $5,000, it's a deal. However, it might be a while before you could cash in on a big money resale — 100 years or so. That is how long one expert told the National Geographic Society he believes it would take one of the finest modern violins to reach its peak in tone. After a century, it could — perhaps — start to sound as magnificently mellow as 250- year-old Strads do today. The New Chuck Colson Here former White House "Hatchet Man" tell his own story in a movie that describes how a cool calculating "Tough Guy" was made into a new man. Sunday — January 9, 7 p.m. Ludington Free Methodist Church One block W. of Rath and 2V4 blocks N. of Ludington Ave. & Robert St. Secure, stylish diamond settings, finished here in our own shop. $ 59,95, Pre-vacation sale 48.88. . JEWELRY*/* GIFTS LUDINGTON. MICH. 4

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