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Battle Creek Enquirer from Battle Creek, Michigan • Page 8

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THE BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER AND NEWS Wednesday, November 23, 1966 Straws Break Ties In 2 Twp. Contests The incumbent clerk of Marshall Township and Republican Ralph M. Wyman of Newton Township have proved that when it comes to drawing lots or straws for a political office, The board's general election canvass contained one other election oddity. The board reported that it discounted the Sheridan Township vote in the 56th Legislative District race because of a mixup in the names of candidates as posted on voting machines. The machines in the township should have had incumbent Rep.

Claude E. Burton, Democrat, they're tops. Both proved their adeptness at the "draw" by breaking tie contests resulting from the gen eral election, the county Board of Canvassers reported today. Democratic Marshall Town defeated seeking reelection ship Clerk James Herman took against the challenge of Dale Warner. But Township voters unknowingly balloted on a race the long straw in his tie with Republican Robert J.

Parker. Mr. Wyman drew the winning pitting 49th District Democratic Rep. Robert W. Cook against lot in his contest with Demo crat Jane A.

Strawderman for treasurer. Mr. Warner who was elected. The 49th District doesn't include Sheridan Township. The mixup was attributed to election inspectors by State Director of Elections Robert Montgomery.

The board didn't mention a mysterious questioning of the election procedure used in the reelection of Circuit Judges Ronald Ryan and Creighton Coleman, both unopposed. The question concerned wheth Enquirer and News Photo. County Bar Association which arranged the event; Hastings Municipal Judge Laurence E. Barnett; Richard Robinson of Eaton Rapids, elected to succeed Judge McDonald; and Associate Justice Theodore Souris of the Michigan Supreme Court. Inductees Get Fine Sendoff 29 Honored In Stirring Event JUDGE FETED Barry-Eaton County Circuit Judge Archie D.

McDonald, left, retiring at the year's end after 20 years on the circuit bench, was the center of attention at a testimonial dinner Tuesday night at the Hart Hotel. With him are, from left, Lee Mallison, former prpbate judge and president of the Calhoun 1 Twenty nine young men left er the judges were properly elected because their names did not appear on the ballot of the primary election. County Clerk here for induction into the Hitchhiker Arrested; Not the Wanted Man armed forces today after a send- off few could soon forget. Marcus Gray Jr. said the names didn't appear because The Harper Creek High School Jordanian Student Riot Hit by Police JERUSALEM, Jordan Sector (AP) Police battled demon band turned out and played stir they were unopposed and that ring martial music and then the National Anthem as the bus this procedure conformed to SILVERTON, Colo.

(UPI) Enquirer and News Photo. MARKS 98th Mrs. Lucille Mitchell, presented her mother, Mrs. Lulu Brown, with a birthday cake Tuesday on her 98th birthday. Mrs.

Brown, the oldest Medicare patient at Community Hospital, received another cake from the hospital and a Christmas medallion, shown on her pillow. Oldest at Hospital Medicare Patient Starts 99th Year San Juan County officials stillJ pulled away from the Federal election law. Neither Mr. Gray nor the Center. Lt.

Col. Percival Lovseth, judges could say who raised the question. There has been no formal complaint filed in the mat chaplain of the VI Corps gave the strating students in this Holy City today while the northern town of Nablus remained sealed off and unrest spread to the main towns of Jordan's West ter. Four Dersons received write-in men this community's blessing; the Gideon Bible Society armed them with copies of the New Testament; and members of car believed to have been leased to Sergent and in the couple's bloodstained, bullet punctured camper-pickup truck. Sergent, a short, bushy-haired native of Marshall, has lived in California, Nevada and Colorado in past years, officers said.

The search for Sergent has spread nationwide, spurred by FBI warrants issued charging him with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and transporting a stolen car across state lines. votes for the circuit judgeships. Parents Without Partners gave F. Jack Neller and Robert Mc- each of them gift kits which in Fee each received one vote for the eieht vear term with Mr cluded billfolds with their manes in gold. years, her entry into Communi Neller receiving an additional ty in early October marked her The color guard of American Bank.

The demonstrators demanded arms to fight Israel and the strengthening of Jordanian military units along the tense frontier with the Jewish state. Latent dissatisfaction among Legion Post No. 298 added to the ceremonial touch. vote for the six year term James Sullivan and Joseph Wilcox each received a vote for the six year term. Rep.

Powell, Due in Jail, Out Sailing NEW YOR K(AP) A court order requiring Rep. Adam Clayton Powell to surrender for a 30-day jail sentence comes due today, but the Harlem congressman was expected to ignore it as he has directives in three other contempt of court convictions. Powell, who won election two weeks ago to his 12th term, was reported sailing in the Bahamas aboard his yacht, Adam's Folly. There was no indication he would appear at the State Supreme Court hearing. The jail term is based on Powell's criminal contempt of court conviction developing from a $164,000 libel judgment against him.

The congressman was found guilty of wilfully refusing to submit to a financial examination in the case. Attorneys for Powell appealed the conviction Tuesday on the grounds the State Supreme Court went beyond its jurisdiction in trying him for criminal contempt. The appellate division reserved decision. If Powell were to surrender he could be jailed for an additional year and 30 days on three other convictions, all for civil contempt of court. Powell has avoided arrest by staying out of the state.

The military affairs commit tee of the Battle Creek Area There were not significant vote refugees living in the part of Jordan that was formerly Palestine the area between Chamber of Commerce and the Baffle Creek Optimist Club served coffee and rolls. totals changes cited in the board's official results as com were searching for a former Michigan man wanted for murder today, after an all-points bulletin in northwestern Colorado and western Nebraska proved worthless. A police pickup bulletin in Colorado and the Nebraska panhandle for a hitchhiker resembling Thomas Julius Sergent, charged with murdering two Arizona tourists near Tiere in September, was cancelled Tuesday. It was believed that officers had checked out the suspected hitchhiker and found that he was not Sergent. Sergent was named in two warrants issued here last Friday by San Juan County officials.

The 25-year-old former convict, who has lived in several states, was charged with murder in the deaths of Milton D. and Mildred Moeller of Phoenix. The bodies of Moeller, 56, and his 55-year-old wife were found Nov. 2 at th Lime Creek campground south of Silverton. An autopsy showed both had been shot to death with a high-powered weapon.

Dist. Atty. Al Haas said he had based the charges on evidence found at the scene where the bodies were found, and other pared with unofficial results re The December quota for Se the River Jordan and the frontier with Israel erupted into violence last week following the leased cy me clerk's office the day after the election. lective Service Board No. 217 is only three but the January quota will go up to 20 according to Israeli attack Nov.

14 against the village of Samua. Chief Clerk Mrs. Elizabeth Ford. Mrs. Lulu Brown celebrated her 98th birthday anniversary Tuesday at a party in Community Hospital.

At 98, Mrs. Brown is the hospital's oldest Medicare patient since the program's start July 1. The near-centenarian received two cakes, a bouquet of flowers, a gift from the hospital and best wishes from patients and medical staff alike. "My heavens, I didn't know so many people knew about my birthday," Mrs. Brown said when the greetings began to pour in.

Another guest of honor at the party was her daughter, Mrs. Lucille Mitchell of 363 Upton who also celebrated her birthday anniversary Tuesday. Mrs. Mitchell attributed her mothers' longevity to the fact that "she never took the time to be sick." Although Mrs. Brown has been in failing health for several Those who left this morning Demonstrations broke out last first real illness.

Born in Dowagiac on Nov. 22, 1868, Mrs. Brown has outlived her 14 brothers and sisters. The trait seems to run in the family. Her husband Henry, who died in 1947 at the age of 82, outlived his 15 brothers and sisters.

Mr. and Mrs. Brown came to Battle Creek 45 years ago. In 1950, Mrs. Brown went to Cleveland to live with her daughter, returning here in 1962.

Mrs. Mitchell, a retired public health nurse, said she looks forward to ripe old age herself. "They say it runs in the family and I guess I chose the right parents," she quipped. Birthday greetings were sent to Mrs. Brown by her son, Irving, of the Upton Avenue address, and another son Otis Brown, who lives in Cleveland.

Her eldest son died in 1951. 3 Seen Running From Burglary Calhoun County sheriff's deputies are searching for three young men seen running from an Emmett Street service station that was broken into early this morning. Reported missing from Koop-man's station at 925 Emmett were a television set valued at $90 and $80 in cash. The window of a garage door was found broken. Jerry Gates of the Emmett Street Bar across the street told sheriff's deputies he saw the three youths running from the service station as he was clos were: week in Nablus, 40 miles north Walter M.

Galen, Mickey T. of Jerusalem; and in the town Geerts, Lynn V. Burgett, Law of Hebron, about 25 miles to the Christmas Tights On Party Friday The Downtown Dpvelnmnpnt rence R. Gibbons, Victor C. south.

Students held two demonstrations in Jerusalem itself Butcher, Jack A. Steele, William H. Cummins, Steve E. Cross, Monday and were dispersed by police and Bedouin troops. Amos A.

Aldrich, Gerald R. Far- leigh, Jerry L. Douglas, Gary L. The most serious trouble ap Curtis, Jack H. Gmsburg, Glen-wood C.

Jessup III, Ernest R. Division's annual Christmas "lights on" ceremonv is sched peared to be centered in Nablus, whose inhabitants are noted for Mason, Terry J. Gurn, Richard A. Olson, Hugh R. DeLaForet, their unruliness and stubborn uled for 6:30 p.m., Friday, in the parking lot of the Post Tav ness.

items found near an abandoned ing the bar about 2:40 a.m. Joseph C. Colton Gerald A. Barrick, William H. Krasean ern Motor inn.

Mayor Harry Wilklow, citv officials and offirprs nf ttw Noah Richardson, Jerome Smith, Jeffrey L. Neuman, Dan iel H. Kunkel, J. L. Smith, Lan- Downtown Development Division will participate in throwing the master switch which will light Circuit Court Arraignment Set on Assault Charge ny G.

Mabus, John L. Nelson and Howard M. West. up the downtown area. The hiehlieht nf thp nrncrram will be the singing of Christmas songs by the Battle Creek Central High School Christmas Choir, directed by Alfred G.

David L. Annis, 25, of 411 W. State Nashville, was bound over to a Dec. 22 arraignment in Circuit Court Tuesday in the wounding of another man June 'Samaritans' Thanked For Injured Wife Mrs. Vonnie S.

Boyer, 21, of 1 in the Kroger Co. parking lot, 355 Emmett St. The examination, of the charge of assault with intent to commit murder, was held before Municipal Judge William C. Burke. Among the six witnesses who testified was the victim, James E.

Moore, 27, of Route 3, who Benton Harbor, injured Saturday evening when her car smashed into the E. Michigan Avenue overpass on 1-94, was reported in "fairly good" condition today in Leila Hospital. sat in his wheelchair as he recounted the moments leading up to the shooting. Mr. Moore, a Buck, Doe and Cow Lost on Doc's Farm LESLIE (AP) Dr.

Terry Burge wasn't happy Tuesday about conditions down on the farm he owns near Leslie. He said deer hunters shot a buck, a doe and one of his registered cows, valued at $500, and left all three to rot in the woods. Her seaman husband, J. S. patient at the American Legion Boyer, stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Reserve Training Hospital, has been unable to walk since the shooting.

Mr. Moore testified that he Center, penned a short note to the Enquirer and News expressing his "sincerest thanks to the kind woman who gave aid and and Annis had quarreled over a woman and that Annis shot him and then, as he lay on the Richards. The public is invited. State Dems Sued Over Parking Lot LANSING (AP) Contending Michigan Democrats have not paid a $1,400 bill for work on a parking lot at their state headquarters, a Lansing excavating firm filed suit in circuit court Tuesday. Cadwell Inc.

of Lansing said in its petition that it helped complete a parking lot Nov. 9 and 10, 1965 in connection with a visit to the headquarters building by U. S. Sen. Edward M.

(Ted) Kennedy. The excavating firm said it has not been paid. It named the Democratic party and the Democratic State Central Committee as defendants. Zolton Ferency, Democratic state chairman, said he was not familiar with the case but "if there is any merit to it, I am sure we will be able to settle it amicably." comfort" to his wife at the accident scene. pavement, stood over him and said, "You move again and I'll A man and woman in the car following Mrs.

Boyer's had stopped and assisted her while the ambulance was enrou'te. They did not identify Driver All Wet CHEYENNE, Wyo. (UPI) A motorist taking a driving test flunked before he was even halfway through the course. Officials said a Wyoming highway patrolman stopped the driver on suspicion of "drunken driving." The state official testing the driver drove the vehicle back. shoot you again." Louis Lingg, manager of the Kroger Store, testified that he witnessed the shooting.

Judge Burke continued Annis' bond at $5,000 and he was re leased to await the higher court arraignment. Jailed Man Dies; FBI Joins Probe Local Obituaries WETUMPKA, Ala. (AP) of Kalamazoo, two grandchil Jacobsons i State and federal agents have entered the investigation of the death of James Earl Motley, whose body was carried from dren and four great-grandchil dren. the Elmore County jau Sunday. Sheriff Lester Holley says he Albert B.

Conklin Albert B. Conklin, 79, former is awaiting the outcome of an autopsy he ordered to determine how the Wetumpka Negro died. Monica Gutierraz Monica Gutierraz, three-day-old daughter of Antonio and Jacqueline (Gagnon) Gutierraz of 15 Main died Monday evening in a local hospital where she was born Saturday. Her survivors, in addition to her parents, include a brother, Michael; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.

A. C. Gutierraz of Laredo, and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Simone Gagnon, of Saint Hyacinthe, Canada. ly of Route 2, Division Drive, a retired molder, died at 4:13 p.m.

Tuesday at a local nursing home where he had resided since April, 1965. He had been Companions of the dead man claim he was beaten by an officer when he refused to be in ill health since going there The sheriff repeated his Mr. Conklin retired in 1953 from Union Pump with which he had served about 10 years. Pre promise to make the report public "the minute we get it. Nothing will be withheld." Housing Start 'Resurgence' Seen by July WASHINGTON (AP) The Commerce Department predicts it will be the second half of next year before construction of new buildings begins an upturn.

Housing starts, hit by the tight money market, currently are at their lowest level since World War II. The department said that by year's end housing starts should reach 1,225,000 units. The figures for next year, the department forecast, will range between 1,050,000 and 1,150,000 units, the lowest since 1946. The department says its predictions for an upturn late next year assume there will be some easing of credit during the second half of 1967. viously he served with what is now Battle Creek Packaging The FBI said Tuesday that it Machines, 15 years.

Mr. was investigating a complaint to the Justice Department stem Conklin was born Dec. 16, 1886, at Bellevue, the son of Sanford ming from Motley's death. Col. William Russell, Alabama public safety director, and Ella (VanHouton) Conklin.

He was married to Freida Spaulding May 1, 1926, at Bea said his department also was inquiring into the death. die Lake. She died June 17, 1958. Mr. Conklin was married to Bessie Whitcomb June 5, Mrs.

Charles F. Williams Mrs. Anna Belle Williams, 79, formerly of 49 Rose widow of Charles F. Williams, died at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday in a Kalamazoo hospital where she had been a patient two weeks.

She had been staying with her son in Kalamazoo the past year. A resident of the Battle Creek area more than 50 years, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, its Martha Circle and XYZ Club and a member of the Bedford Fellowship Club. She and her husband formerly resided at 245 Main St. in Bedford. She was born June 25, 1887, in Kalamazoo, a daughter of William and Anna (Bonte) Clawson, and was married to Mr.

Williams Dec. 5, 1916. He 1959, in Battle Creek. She died April 6, 1965. Mr.

Conklin was a member of Local No. 251 of the The Rev. K. L. Buford of Tus-kegee, field director fo rthe National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said his group would conduct its own investigation.

Sheriff Holley said Motley was arrested Sunday on charges of highway drunkenness and resisting arrest. International Molders Allied Workers and the Capt. Oscar Brady Post No. 298 of the American Legion. He served in World War I from.

November, 1917, to December, 1918, as a mess sergeant in the 310th En gineers, part of the time over 20,000 Homeless TETTENHALL, England (UPI) To 20,000 persons, Tet-tenhall is home. To a county traffic and highways committee, there is no such town. "Tettenhall does not exist," insisted committee Chairman Vic Law. "We scrutinized every map we could lay our hands on and Tettenhall just doesn't exist." Local Births seas. Mr.

Conklin is survived died here Oct. 5, 1958. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Otis (Is by one son, Gordon of 8226 Drive one sister, Mrs. Gro- abel) Grafmiller of 14 N.

COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Mr. and Mrs. Allan Kingsley, ver (Lydia Stebleton) Strong of Riviera Drive; her son, Dur- 188 Brewster Drive, a son at 3:30 Beadle Lake; and three grand ward of Kalamazoo; a sis children. p.m. Tuesday.

ter, Mrs. Lee (Jennie) Mason.

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