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MAKE OVER 2A LOCAL FRIDAY, JAN. 18, 1991 BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER Wall collapses at Olivet College Groyp backs cable search Resolution calls for competition, more services By JACKIE RYNIAK Staff Writer in Charlotte and released. Collins said the department is investigating reports that another adult and a 7-year-old child also were in the building at the time of the collapse. "The construction workers got everyone out of the building," said Donald A. Morris, Olivet College president. "Shortly thereafter, the wall came down all at once." Work on the 22,000-square-foot renovation was to double the library's size. It was expected to be finished in 18 months. Collins said those in and around the building were lucky because the section, about 50 feet high and 25 feet wide, fell in on itself and into pits dug for construction. "We were also lucky because not many people were in there at the time," he said. "The construction people weren't even that close to it." Nothing caved into the basement of the library. "The construction hole has been there for some time," he said. "I thought maybe snow build-up caused it, but it didn't. I'm not sure what OLIVET A student suffered minor injuries fleeing from Olivet College's century-old Burrage Library, where a three-story wall collapsed just before 5 p.m. Thursday. Workers from Holland Construction of St. Joseph were working on a $4 million reconstruction project at the library. "I'm sure the collapse had something to do with the construction and the workers having to dig near the original footings," said John Collins, assistant fire chief. "Luckily, they heard it cracking and had time to react. You never know what will happen with a building that old." Collins said Karen Greer, 28, of Charlotte, was working in the library's computer room when she noticed a crack in the wall getting bigger. "Greer said it was her second day on the job," Collins said. "She tripped onto the cement entrance way when going through the door." She was treated at Hayes-Green-Beach Hospital would allow for additional service and possibly increased capabilities for all participants in the metro Battle Creek area." AMSA passed an identical resolution a year ago, but Behnke suggested the group reaffirm its stance to support Battle Creek's announcement that it is looking for a second cable company. Battle Creek and Pennfield Township offices have been flooded with complaints about WestMarc's most recent $2 per month rate hike, starting Feb. 1. The Emmett Township Board also backs the city's cable search. WestMarc serves about 25,000 customers in Battle Creek and surrounding townships. After inquiries from city com missioners more than a week ago, City Manager Ranee Leaders said, the city is gathering a list of other cable companies in the state and would contact them about coming to Battle Creek. At Thursday's meeting, Leaders invited AMSA members to attend the Jan. 22 city commission meeting, where WestMarc General Manager Myles Hustad has agreed to make a presentation explaining the company's rate-hike rationale. WestMarc customers learned last month that basic cable would rise from $ 1 7.45 to $ 1 9.45. Adding expanded service or premium channels also is increasing, and WestMarc has stopped mailing to customers a free monthly program guide for HBO and Cinemax. FOR THE RECORD Coldwater Rotary Club and Jonesville Downtown Business Association, a former board member of Selective Service and a member of Coldwater Elks Lodge 1023 and United Commercial Travelers of Coldwater, and co-chairman of the Jonesville Sesquicentennial Celebration. Surviving are his wife, the former Janet Farner, sons, Richard J. Hruska II and John P. Hruska, both of Kalamazoo; his father, John Hruska of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a sister, Mary Ann Fili-pow of Cleveland, Ohio. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Memorials may go to Coldwater Rotary Foundation. Arrangements are by Dutcher Funeral Home, Coldwater. Paul Walter Jones Paul Walter Jones, 80, formerly of 6465 Osborne Road, Delton, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991, in Evergreen Manor where he had been a patient since March 27. He was bom in Battle Creek and he lived in the area most of his life. He moved to Jackson in 1951, returning to the Battle CreekDelton area in 1979. He farmed with his father in the Pennfield Township area until the early 1940s. Later, he was a semi truck driver with E & L Transport Co., Dearborn, for 24 years, retiring in 1970. He enjoyed reading and traveling. Surviving are daughters, Charlotte L. Grove of Battle Creek, Virginia Emery of Newfield, N.Y., Doris Carter of Mesa, Ariz., and Lynda Warden of Mayville; sons, Herbert P. Jones of Great Falls, Mont., and James W. and Phillip D. Jones, both of Delton; 44 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. His wife, the former Ruth Keys, died in 1978. An infant daughter, Judith Gail Jones, died in 1942. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Memorials may go to Michigan Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. George E. Marshall MARSHALL George E. Marshall, 85, of Marshall Manor, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991, in Oaklawn Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Crisfield, Md., and he came to Michigan in 1965 By MARK MAYES Staff Writer Battle Creek officials aren't the only ones unhappy with local cable service. An area agency with representatives from Battle Creek and surrounding townships Thursday unanimously approved a resolution supporting competition for area cable television service, now provided by WestMarc Cable. "We too in Pennfield Township have had some problems and are concerned about WestMarc," said Township Supervisor Rob Behnke, who also chairs the Area Metropolitan Services Agency. The resolution says AMSA welcomes "healthy competition which from Baltimore, Md., to make his home with his sister, June. He was a chef at the Lord Baltimore Hotel for 30 years and later was a chef at the Albion Holiday Inn for several years. Surviving are a son, George E. Marshall Jr. of Crisfield; two grandchildren; sisters, June Eldred of Albion and Mae Brittingham of Hopewell, Va.; and a brother, Arthur Marshall of Hopewell, Va. Cremation has taken place. No services are scheduled. Arrangements are by the Albion Chapel of Tidd-Williams Funeral Chapels. Caroline E. Merrill COLON Caroline E. (Hen-sel) Merrill, 90, of 105 Edwin Ave., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991, in Sturgis Hospital. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, and was a 1918 graduate of Columbus High School. She came to Colon in 1935 and was employed by Abbotts Magic Company of Colon for 25 years, retiring in 1965. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aide Society and a member and past president of American Legion Auxiliary. Surviving are a daughter, Mer-rillyn R. Merrill of Ann Arbor, and sisters, Fauna Petit and Jean Tu-tella both of Columbus. Her husband, Fred R. Merrill, died in 1976. Services will be at 1 1 a.m. Saturday at Schipper Funeral Home. Memorials may go to Colon Rescue Squad or the Colon Library. Loyal D. Pask Loyal D. Pask, 85, of 421 Lake-view Ave., died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991, at home after a long illness. He was born in Defiance County, Ohio, and he came to Battle Creek in 1935 from Muskegon. He had been employed by Snap-On Tool Co., Anderson Dairy, Consumer's Power Co., Talbitt Lawn Mower Repair, Clark Equipment Co., and had owned and operated the former Columbia Hardware. He retired in 1971 from Mix Hardware. He was a member of AT. Met-calf Masonic Lodge 419 F&AM, American Association of Retired Persons and National Rifle Association. Surviving are brothers, Kenneth Pask of Montgomery and R.T. Pask of Coldwater, and sisters, Ar-lene Simonds of Battle Creek, Enquirer Executives James T. Barnes Jr. Publisher Robert B. Miller Jr. Chairman Ellen Leif eld Louis Glubke Executive Editor Controller George Lawson Gail Mitchell Advertising Director Circulation Director Linda Marabell George Morgan Marketing Services ' Production Director Director Sharon L. Samfilippo Human Resources Director Newsroom To communicate with Various Editors, call 964-7 1 6 1 and ask for these extensions: Ellen Leifeld Executive Editor Ext. 700 Mary Lipscomb Assistant Managing EditorProduction ...Ext. 763 Jonathan Miller Metro Editor Ext. 782 Steve Morse News Editor Ext. 760 David Carlton Business Editor Ext. 704 Bill Miller Regional Editor Ext. 750 Leslie Rardin Lifestyles Editor Ext. 758 Jim Dean Entertainment Editor Ext. 752 Steve Smith Neighbors Editor Ext. 759 John Sherwood Editorial Page Editor Ext. 754 Will Kowalskl Sports Editor Ext. 721 Doug Allen Chief Photographer Ext. 730 Advertising Department Classified and Retail Display Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 964-7161 Maxine Potter of Coldwater and Margaret Tipsword of Broadlands, 111. His wife, Maxine Pask, died in 1970. Private services will be held. Arrangements are by Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Sherman J. Rowland MIDDLE VILLE Sherman J. Rowland, 85, of Gun Lake, Mid-dleville, and formerly of Charlotte, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991, in Blodgett Memorial Hospital, Grand Rapids, after a long illness. He was bom in Durand and he had lived in Charlotte many years. He was a co-partner in the Rowland-Partridge Ford Dealership in Charlotte, until retiring in 1968. Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Weaver, a daughter, Pamela R. Bacher of Vienna, Va.; and one granddaughter. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Burkhead-Green Funeral Home, Charlotte. Memorial donations may go to American Heart Association of Michigan. Donald Skedgell NASHVILLE Donald Skedgell, 67, of 2363 N. Mason Road, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 1991, in Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Arragements are pending at Maple Valley Chapel-Genther Funeral Home. Eloise K. Thiel Eloise K. (Hardy) Thiel, 67, of Shallotte, N.C., and formerly of Battle Creek, died Saturday, Jan. 12, 1991, at home after a short illness. She was born in LeGrange, N.C., and lived in Battle Creek from 1947 until 1988 when she moved to North Carolina. A homemaker, she was a member of Battle Creek Country Club. Surviving are a son, Kevin Jay Thiel of Reno, Nev.; and sisters, Mary Hardy Souders of Shallotte, N.C., and Margaret Hardy Finke of LeGrange. ' Services were held Wednesday at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, N.C. Compiled by Mark Glubke and Ver-na Weidig Setting it Straight Army Spec 4 Keith A. Tracy is the son of Nadine Parsons of Gull Lake. He was incorrectly identified in a story Thursday. ALL SHEARLING and LEATHER COATS 50 OFF Suggested Retail Price Includes . . FREE Appraisal, Warranty, Monogram, Alterations, Garment Bag ana Manger. 0 Financing Available No Interest or Payment Until March 1991. Police and Station robbed: a man wielding a meat cleaver robbed Best gas station at 1211 Lansing Road, Charlotte, of an undetermined amount of money early today, Eaton County sheriffs deputies said. The man entered the station about 1 a.m. and took money. He fled on foot to a nearby car. Vandalisms reported: Eight vehicles were vandalized and property valued at $718 taken Wednesday in the parking lot of the Carton and Container Division of Kraft General Foods, 490 E. Michigan Ave., Battle Creek police said. The incidents occurred about 3 p.m. Damage was estimated at $745. Robbery attempted: a man carrying a tire iron attempted to rob a 45-year-old Battle Creek woman about 9 p.m. Tuesday outside Witmark, 5700 Beckley Road. She told Battle Creek police she was walking to her car when a man in his early 20s demanded her money. The victim ran inside the store and employees called police. The suspect could not be located Thefts: (Values in parentheses) Lemont Street and West Michigan Avenue: Attempted theft of '85 Buick Century, damage to window, steering column ($300). Meijer's, 2177 W. Columbia Ave.: Clothing ($250) from a pickup. Vandalism: Ryan's Restaurant, 799 S.W. Capital Ave.: Car window ($90). West Goguac Street, 200 block: Car window ($75). Lottery Thursday DAILY GAME: 221 DAILY-4: 8978 KEN0: 2, 5, 13, 17, 18, 20 23, 26, 33, 38, 40, 51, 52, 57 61, 62, 63, 65, 67. 70, 73, 78 You must match 6 to 10 numbers to win a cash prize. Wednesday DAILY GAME: 180 DAILY-4: 5397 LOTTO 47: 6, 12, 20, 35, 39, 47 Six-number winners: None Five-number winners: 62 $2,500 each Four-number winners: 3,135 $100 each B ZINGER: 0-9-4-4-8-3 B SATURDAY JACKPOT: $10 million to 9 to 5:30 sri ; Kit m j : foVR FUR COATJtF i 1 ARE ALWAYS fe I 40 OFF More obit information. 7B She was born in Kalamazoo and came to Battle Creek in 1946. She worked in the cafeteria at Kellogg Co. in 1966 and later worked at Eaton Co. and Ralston Purina Co., retiring in 1971. She attended Ber-ean Seventh-day Advent- Delores A. Benson ist Church. Surviving are her husband, Wendell W. Benson; a daughter, Sherry Williams of 137 Lakeway Drive; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A son, Steven L. Benson, died in 1989. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Berean Seventh-day Ad-ventist Church. Memorial donations may go to Calhoun County Unit of the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Shaw-Estes Funeral Home. Eugene Bluford Eugene Bluford, 60, of 411 Boyes Drive, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 1991, in Battle Creek Health SystemLeila Site. Arragements are pending at Perry Mortuary. Mildred J. Brannan Mildred J. (Radtke) Brannan, 73, of Battle Creek, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991, in Battle Creek Health SystemLeila Site after being stricken at home. She was born in Petosky and she came to Battle Creek as an infant. She assisted her husband in his . roofing and siding company. Her husband, Nelson Brannan, died in 1985. Surviving are sons, Bud and Gayle Brannan, both of Battle Creek; daughters, Pat LaFon and Marilyn and Jackie Brannan, all of Battle Creek; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lorraine Tabiadon of Battle Creek. Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. Memorial donations may go to any charity. Ethel M. Curtis Ethel M. (Engle) Curtis, 68, of Jackson, and formerly of Battle Creek, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991, in Doctor's Hospital, Jackson, after a long illness. She was bom in Battle Creek and graduated from high school here. A homemaker, she lived in the Jackson area many years. Surviving are her husband, Floyd "Bud" Curtis; two daughters; three sons; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene Webster of Spring Hill, Fla.; and brothers, Clare Engle of Brooksville, Fla., Robert Engle of Holland, Norman Engle of Bradenton, Fla., and Carl Engle of Dowling. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be 1 1 a.m. Saturday at Bennett Community Church, Jackson. Arrangements are by Nichols-Arthur Funeral Home, Michigan Center. Richard J. Hruska COLDWATER Richard J. Hruska, 56, of 306 Fiske Road, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991, in Community Health Center of Branch County after being stricken on his way home from work. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and had lived in Coldwater 37 years. For the past 20 years, he had owned and operated the Big D Variety Store in Jonesville. He was a former member and president of the Coldwater Jaycees and had been named a J.C.I. Senator for his service to the group. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Coldwater, a member and past president of Obituaries Former mayor of Marshall dies Thursday Dr. Milford Mayo Sr., 85, a longtime Marshall optometrist and civic leader, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 1991, at the home of his son after a short illness. He was born in Battle Creek to a pioneer Calhoun County family and he graduated from Battle Creek Central High School and the former Battle Creek College. He was a 1929 graduate of the School of Optometry at Columbia University in New York City. He started his practice in Jackson and in moved his practice to Marshall where he practiced until retiring in 1975. After retirement, Dr. Mayo continued to call on his former patients, provid- Dr. Milford Mayo Sr. ing them with eyeglass care. He served as a Marshall city councilman in the 1930s and as a city commissioner in the 1940s. He was elected mayor of Marshall in April 1 96 1 and served as mayor until April 1963. During his tenure as mayor, Dr. Mayo was instrumental in the election that provided public approval for the improvement of Brooks Field. He also was instrumental in moving the Michigan National Guard Company B to new headquarters by turning the former County Maintenance Garage on Spruce Street into its Armory. He was a member of the former Calhoun County Board of Supervisors, a member and vice chairman of the Michigan Municipal League Region 1, a charter member of the Mayors of America Unity Program and he had served on the Historic District Study Committee for a number of years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and a 58-year member and past president of Marshall Rotary Club. He recently received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, the Club's highest award, for his service to the organization. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and Psi Ep-silon professional fraternity. In his youth, Dr. Mayo was a DeMolay member. He was an avid golfer and was a longtime member of Marshall Country Club. He was a founding member of the Executive Club coffee group and an honorary member of the Marshall Historical Society. He was interested in the restoration and beautification of Marshall and had worked to place trees along Marshall's business district and establish Ketchum Park. His first wife, the former Helen M. Disher, died in 1953. His second wife, the former Natalene M. Zeigler, died in 1970. Surviving are a son, Milford, Mayo Jr. of Marshall; and a grandson. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. Memorials may go to Good Samaritan Hospice Care or First Presbyterian Church. Arrangements are by Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home. Delores A. Benson Delores A. (Davis) Benson, 61, of 1141 Lynch Road, Pennfield Township, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991, in Battle Creek Health SystemLeila Site where she had been a patient since Jan. 8. , 4. i - . t i . . x : Aw Battle Creek BATTLE CREEK. MICHIGAN Vol 91 Issue 182 (USPS 045-400) Ninty-first Year of Publication Published weekday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings by Federated Publications Inc., 155 W. Van BurenSt. Battle Creek, Michigan. 49017-3093 A member of the Gannett Group Telephones Switchboard 964-7161 (800)333-4139 Circulation 968-4444 Outside of Battle Creek area (800) 333-4139 USA Today Delivery 968-4444 Marshall bureau 781-9911 Subscription Rates DAILY AND DAILY SUNDAY WEEKLY RATES SUNDAY ONLY ONLY Carrier Delivery $2.75 $1.80 $1.25 Motor Route $3.00 $1.90 $1.40 ADVANCE OFFICE PAYMENT Carrier Delivery 13 Weeks $35.10 $22.75 $15.75 26 Weeks $68.90 $44.20 $31.00 52 Weeks $130.00 $85.80 $59.75 Motor Route Delivery 13 Weeks $37.70 $24.05 $17.75 26 Weeks $75.40 $48.10 $35.00 52 Weeks $143.00 $91.00 $67.25 All Office-Pay Rates Are Discounted Mail subscriptions payable in advance. Call for rates. The Battle Creek Enquirer is published daily at 155 W. Van Buren St.. Battle Creek, Ml 49017-3093. Second class postage paid at Battle Creek. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Battle Creek Enquirer, 155 W. Van Buren St.. Battle Creek, Ml 49017-3093. 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