The Hillsdale Daily News from Hillsdale, Michigan on September 14, 1963 · Page 5
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The Hillsdale Daily News from Hillsdale, Michigan · Page 5

Hillsdale, Michigan
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Saturday, September 14, 1963
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Oh, Reverend! How You Run! By MAISIE BROWN What’s more fun than seeing four rectors standing in a room in a dilemma? Seeing a bishop sitting on a couch in his nightshirt! This is just one of the delicious sights in “See How They Run,” the final play of the season of the Hillsdale Community Theatre players. * * * “See How They Run” runs so fast that it’s over before you know it, and you wish for ' more. The nearly full opening-night house rocked with laughter almost all the way through the second and third acts. There are so many good lines delivered with such great good humor than we might respectfully request members of the cast to wait a bit for the laughs. Many of the delightful plays on words were covered by guffaws and we’d like to have heard them all. Each of the nine {»arts were sharply defined, playing contrast against contrast. Cast members seemed particularly well chosen for the parts they played. And those who had the difficult jf>b of speaking with unfamiliar English accents did a remarkably fine job with very few slips. Stephen Spieth, who spent several years in Australia with his family, did an exceptionally fine job with his words. Patti Forbes had the contrasting Cockney accent and she delivered it with the wide range of tones it so demands. * * * In a nutshell, the play is a farce, Written by Phillip King, and concerns cases of mistaken identity. And all the mistakes wmd up dressed as ministers running around the vicarage of Merton* Cum Middlewick. The vicar, (Spieth), has married an American actress (played by Jan Woodard* who is adjusting well to her new role in life in spite of the usual fussy troublemaker of the parish (a middle-aged woman played by Carole Bradley). The woman is upset because the vicar’s wife has usurped the job of decorating the pulpit (Oh, unhappy familiar situation!) To single out one or two of the performances from the others for comment would he difficult, for although some r»le* are much longer than others, each one Is so carefully defined as to be sheer delight to the audience. In this day of television, when everybody is exposed to some rather pr"fes- sional performances every day of the week, it's sheer joy to see our ow n local players put <>n such a |>oIi**hed performance. Others not already mentioned in the cast are Jon Brittain, James W. Keil, Ronald Morgan, Jr., David Shoemaker and Robert Dud- lay. The fine performance is to be credited to Craig Berger, director. * $ * The play Is fast. It’s funny. It’s Ray and delightful. It’s a couple of hours well spent. It is to be repeated tonight at 8:30 and Sunday evening at 7:30, at the Woman's Congress Building at the fairgrounds. Oh. wait ’til you see that bumbling bishop! And that minister in his unmentionables ! Accidents Busy Local Police Hillsdale City Police busied themselves with accidenl investigations among other things, in August. Property damage accidents numbered 38, hit and run, 1 and personal injury, 2. Other police business during the month is as follows: Traffis Violation: 19 Traffic control: 18 Assists Assists to rescue squad, etc. 23 Complaints Miscellaneous: 49 Total complaints received: 179 Criminal Larceny: 10 Malicious deslruction: 6 Others : 8 Collections Municipal Court: $ 385 Police desk: $ 239.11 Parking meter: $1,977.60 Total : $2.601.71 Arrests Adults: 5 Juvenile: 2 Traffic: 19 Ticket« Meter! Issued : 981 Paid: 929 Parking: Issued : 13 Paid: 22 Warrants issued for overdue meter tickets: 2 Society.. 7 New Members Welcomed Here A new season began for 27 members of the Hillsdale Newcomers Club with the officer’s tea held at the home of Mrs. Robert Smith, 93 S. West St. New president, Mrs. Clyde Carver, opened the meeting with the Lord’s Prayer. After new officers were introduced, each member was asked to identify herself and give her former home. Mrs. Ben Duryea, city hostess, then gave a special welcome to seven new members, Mrs. Elie Weirich, Mrs. Richard Klein, Mrs. Art Wurfel, Mrs. Albert Dorow, Mrs. James Baranek, Mrs. William Van Horn and Mrs. Ivan Jagger. The club by-laws were read and a request for support for the Hillsdale Symphony was made by Mrs. Ralph Anderson. The meeting adjourned to a decorated tea table high-lighted by a novel punch bowl arrangement of a floating rose ice ring done by Mrs. Duryea. The next meeting according to Mrs. Hugh Della Rossa, program chairman, will be a family skating party from 7-9 Wednesday, Sept. 25, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ingles at the Stadium. GETTING ORGANIZED — Division leaders for the 1963 Hillsdale Community Chest Drive met with campaign chairman, Mrs. Frank Leutheuser. Each leader received books, schedules for the drive, and his division quota. Mrs. Leutheuser met with each division leader to offer her assistance with any problems they might have. The goal is the Highest in recent years. Coming Events Monday, Sept. 18 Crystal Rebekah Lodge will meet for potluck supper at 6:30 p. m. at the American Legion rooms. Hickory Leaves As Alum Scribe II. Richard Hickory, alumni director of Hillsdale College, has resigned his post in order to join his father, John Hickory, of the First National Bank in Burr Oak, as manager of the bank’s insurance department, effective Sept. 17. A 1955 graduate of Hillsdale College, Hickory has been associated with the college staff since September, 1959, when he became admissions counselor. In August of 1960 he was named alumni director, a newly-created position. Prior to coming to the college staff he was an installation loan officer of the National Bank of Jackson, later spent a year as an agent for the Northwestern Mu- tul Life Insurance Co. in that city, and nine months as a salesman for a manufacturer of business forms. Mr. Hickory served as treasurer of the Jackson Junior Chamber of Commerce during his stay in that city, and was state convention chairman in 1959. He was treasurer of the Alumni Association of Hillsdale College 19561958, and a member of the executive committee from 1958 to 1960. He, his wife and sons, Mark and Todd, live at Manitou Beach on Devils Lake. Four Enlist In U.S. Air Force Four Hillsdale County youths enlisted in the United States Air Force during August. All are stationed at Lackland AFB, Texas, for eight weeks of basic training. The enlistees are: T h m o a s Brigg-s, rte. 1, Reading, the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Briggs. He is a 1963 graduate of Reading High School. Richard F. Donovan, Manitou Beach, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Donovan. He previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps. David L. Dryer, 139 Reading Avenue. He Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Dryer, and a 1963 graduate of Hillsdale High School. Wilmer S. Morgan, Jonesville, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Morgan. He attended Jackson Junior College for two years. Hillsdale Schools Announce Menus Hillsdale Community Schools announce hot lunch menus for the wreek of Sept. 16. Monday—Macaroni and cheese, meat sandwich, cole slaw, cherry pudding, milk. Tuesday—Hamburg on bun, potato chips, cheese square, buttered peas, sliced pineapple, milk. Wednesday—Meat loaf, wax beans, garden salad, bread and butter, applo- sauce, milk. Thursday—Vegetable-meat pie, peach- cottaqe cheese salad, bread and butter, cookies, milk. Friday—Tomato soup, crackers, toasted buns with cheese, celery sticks, peanut butter cake with pineappU topping, milk. Chest Chairman Figures Goals Gaily wrapped packages presented to each division leader sparked the opening of the official meeting with Sylvia Leutheuser, chairman of the Community Chest, at Davis Schoil auditorium. Inside each box was a card indicating the division goal which was read aloud. The goals are as follows : Hillsdale College Hillsdale Schools Outlying business Downtown Business Special gifts Professional County Employee» City Employes Industrial Offices Corporations Labor $ 1,300 1,200 2,150 6,250 3.300 2.600 675 600 1.300 7,000 3,600 Total $29,975 News In Brief As broken down by Mrs. Leutheuser, the figures represented realistic goals, based on previous years. As a guile-line to giving, it was noted that if each person gave one day’s pay, the quota would be filled without difficulty. Mrs. Comstock Succumbs At 93 Florence M. Comstock, 93, died Friday at the Hillsdale Community Health Center, where she had been since suffering a hip fracture in August. She had made her home at 441/2 Budlong St. And lived most of her life in Hillsdale. She was born in Hillsdale County on April 17, 1870, the daughter of George and Emaline (Chellis) Schrutt. She married Edward L. Comstock, who died in 1930, on Dec. 3, 1889. Two sons, E.G. Comstock of Monroe, and L.G. Comstock of Euclid. Ohio survive. A sister, Mrs. Minnie Ziegler of Hillsdale, two grandchildren, and 10 great­ grandchildren also survive. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the Van Horn Funeral Home. Rev. Gardner L. Winn will officiate. Interment arrangements are incomplete. Local Alum Appears On Network TV Show Dr. Eugenia M. Oole, of Mankato, Minn., who has many friends in the Hillsdale area, appeared last Tuesday on a national network television program called “Picture This,” and being successful, will be on the show again next Tuesday at 8 p.m. A 1936 graduate of Hillsdale College, Dr. Oole received a master’s degree from the U. of M. in 1937, and her doctor of education degree from Columbia University Teachers College in 1952. She has been head of the art department in State Teacher College at Mankato since 1952. Open bowling today, starting at 1 p.m. Maple Lanes.—Adv. 14 Jon A. Gillette, rte. 2» Hillsdale, paid $29.30 fine and cost Friday in Hillsdale Municipal Court for careless driving. Jack Bemis, 14 Wolcott St., paid $54.30 fine and cost Friday in Hillsdale Municipal Court for reekless driving. 3-piece living room suite, stove, refrigerator, set of bar bells, 166 lbs. for sale, HE 7-7453.—Adv. 14 Douglas Kent Blakeman, 22 Barnard St., paid $15 fine and cost Friday in Hillsdale Municipal Court for speeding 38 mph in a 25 mph zone. Moose Club—Saturday night— Come and Dance, to Rossetti’s Orchestra. Dance ’till 1:30.—Adv. 14. Carroll Rogers, 153 Mosherville Rd., reported Friday to State Police of the Jonesville Post that his mailbox was knocked down by an unidentified auto. Wanted—full financial assistance for responsible college student. WTrite Box 80, % Daily News.— Adv. tf. Gary H. Kipp, 20» and Patricia Ann Rising, 16» both of Waldron applied for a three- day-delivery marriage license Friday at the Hillsdale County Clerk’s office. Reserved seat tickets for Hillsdale College-Fairmont State game at Flint Saturday night, Sept. 21, now on sale at Hennessy’s Drug Store.—Adv. 20 Gerald Fry's Married Forty Years Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Fry, E. Bacon St., will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday. Following their marriage, the Frys lived in Jackson until 1930, when they moved to Hillsdale. They have lived at their present address for the past 33 years. Mr. and Mrs. Fry are the parents of six children. Their children are: Mrs. Noyle (Donna) McClellan, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) Stal- hood, Mrs. Harley (Clois) Piper, and Cleo Fry of Hillsdale. Dale and Gary of California. They also have 10 grandchildren. Society Spends Morn Working Quilt Blocks BANKERS — The Missionary Society of the Bankers Baptist Church met at the home of Mrs. L. J. Groeneveld of Sand Lake Rd., for an all-day meeting. Quilt blocks were worked in the morning. Potluck lunch was served by the hostess, assited by Mrs. Lulu Gillette, Mrs. George Woodard and Mrs. Orval Eisele. Mrs. Stacy Cole had charge of the program entitled: “Christ the Lord of My Life.” She was assisted by Mrs. Ermin Fansler. Mrs. George Woodard, sang a solo, and also a duet with Mrs. Graham Settlemire. Roll call was answered with a Bible verse on “WTork.” Country Club Members. Guests, Touchdowners: Buffet served Saturday, Sept. 14 before game, starting at 6 p. m. Club Lounge open at 4 p. m.—Adv. 14. Horace Stephens, 178 Ball Rd. reported Friday to State Police of the Jonesville Post that 75 gallons of gasoline had been stolen from a storage tank at that address. Special Sunday, Sept. 15. Chicken with homemade biscuits, all you can eat, $1.25. Serving 12 to 4 p.m. Clara Graves, cook. Ray’s Restaurant, Pittsford.—Adv. 14 Robert Clark, 11 Charles St. reported to Hillsdale City Police Friday that a bicycle belonging to his son, Gary, was stolen from the porch. A bicycle owned by another son, Tracy, was reported stolen on Sept. 12. Posts Organize New Fellowship The three VFW Posts of Hillsdale County, Hillsdale, Waldron, and Reading, organized the VFW Fellowship Association at a meeting at the Hillsdale VFW hall. Officers elected for the new organization are: Joe Bommarrito, commander Tom Lamming, senior vice commander; Mrs. Elva ;Biegler, chaplain; recording secretary, Jean Lapham; Betty Hummel, treasurer; Mrs. Patricia Jackson and Joe Perry, color guard; guard, Fred DePratt; trustee, fone year, Boyd Raymond, two-year, Bill Phibbs three-year, Betty Carmean. Meetings of the Fellowship will be on the second Wednesday of each month, rotating with the different posts. The next meeting will be Oct. 9 at 8 p. m., at the Reading VFW Post hall. The purpose of the new club is to further relations between the posts and help build more substantially. Plans are underway to enter a float in the Veteran’s Day parade at the Hillsdale County Fair. Republican Women Help Among those assisting at the biennial fall meeting of the Republican Women’s Federation of Michigan are Joanne Smith of 14 W. Hallett St. and Ruth Keister of 24 Rippon. The meeting will be held in Flint at the Pick-Durant Hotel Oct. 2-3. Special Conclave Eureka Commandery No. 3 Knights Templar, Tues., Sept. 17, 1963, 7:30 p.m. Practice Order ofTem- ple, preparatory to annual inspection, Oct. 12. Lunch to follow. Ruel B. VanWert, E. C. Humor Solvent For Irritations “Those blessed with a sense of humor get the most out of life.” The Rev. . Laverne Merritt told his fellow Hillsdale Rotarians, Thursday. He said that psychologists claim people without a sense of humor are more subject, to maladjustments. Why laugh? Merritt listed four motivations and gave amusing examples to illustrate each. They are: “the inconsistent situation”, “exaggeration or understate* ment”, “word play” and “the surprise or unexpected.” He said that humor contributes to our welfare because it has a “healing” value (laughter is the best medicine), helps us overcome fears and can help us release tensions. It need not—should not —be suggestive, smutty, or dirty to achieve its constructive purposes. “Humor,” he observed “is a solvent to the irritations of life . . . and provides us with a proper perspective of ourselves. It creates fellowship and helps us see the other fellow’s point of view ” The Rev. Merritt was introduced by Roger Losey, program chairman. Rotarians who celebrated birthdays in July, August and September were honored at a “quarterly” birthday table. Parents Liked What They Heard School meetings on “Reading Readiness” were w'ell attended by interested parents of kindergarten and first grade children. In each of four meetings, at the elementary schools, Mrs. William Nott, Mauck kindergarten teacher, discussed general preparedness for learning and presented suggestions for the development of creativity. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Leutheuser, in the parental role, gave many practical suggestions for developing readiness for learning in the home. Emphasis was directed to the parents’ responsibility for the physical, mental, emotional and social development and well-being of their children. Mr. Robert Hayes, speech therapist of the Hillsdale Community Schools, discussed the desirability for giving children a background of rich experience and emphasized the need for developing clear, correct speech. Hospital HILLSDALE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER Medical Admissions Kevin Bright, 26 Westwood Randy Burlew, Reading Howard McLain, rte. 2 Born To Mr. and Mrs. Roger Annis, Reading, boy, today Discharges Glenda Ruth Dyer, North Adams Glen Butler, Osseo Terry LoPresto, city Mrs. Catherine Pengelly, Allan Randy and Danny Button. Camden Mrs. Larry Mix and daughter, Litchfield. THE HILLSDALE DAILY NEWS, Saturday, September 14, 1963 5 See Our Display NATIONAL MEMORIAL STONE COMPANY Hillsdale's Largest Monument Dealer Phone HE 7-2537 C. L. Baker 20 S. Manning buying a new home? YOU'LL SAVE MONEY AND IT'S EASY WHEN YOU COME TO CAMPUS ELMS GO - Because they were suffering from Dutch Elm disease, a row of fine old elms along the Circle Drive of Hillsdale College had to be removed this week. Largest were a 65-foot tree in front of East Hall (above) and a 75-footer at the southeast corner of. Worthing Hall, with others further west. The two are believed to have been about 100 years old, and were numbered among the oldest elms in the county. Both were also suffering from dry rot inside of the trunks. The Weather CLOUDY AND WARMER MICH. ZONE FORECASTS: (fly Associated Press) Southern Lower Michigan: Sunny and turning warmer today, highs 64 to 68. Fair and not so cool tonight, low 47 to 52. Sunday increasing cloudiness and warmer, high 70 to 76. Southeast to south winds 5 to 15 miles today and tonight becoming south to southwest 15 to 22 miles Sunday. Outlook for Monday: Partly cloudy and warm with a chance of showers. HILLSDALE WEATHER FACTS Maximum Temp. Friday 63 Minimum Temp, last night 34 Temp. Friday at 7 p. m. 50 Temp, this morning at 7 37 Noon today 67 Temperature year ago today 77-49 Sun sets today 6:51 p. m. Sun rises Sunday 6:19 a.m. Prof. W. R. Sherman, Observer. Girls Installed In Camp Ritual The Junior High Camp Fir« Girls of the seventh and eighth grades hosted a membership overnight party for all girls of the seventh and eighth grades of Davis School. The girls were transported to O.C. Kimball Camp, registered. and given their cabin assignments. After finding their “home for the night,” the girl* went to the cooking area where they prepared “Ham Jamboloya”, “Tuna Fish Chowder”, “walking salad”, and “S’mores.” Suppei over and the cooking area cleaned, the girls went back to their cabins to make beds and prepare for the evening program. * m * The evening ceremonial wa$ held in the lodge around the fireplace. The girls were called to the Council Fire by the “Wohelo” call from their counselors, Mary Gray, Prudy Brott, Barbara Morrison and Sharon Applegate. The greeting to the Council Fire by giving the Camp Fire Hand sign was exchanged by the girls and the counselors. The fire lighting ceremony was followed by a candlelight. installation ceremony which was presided over by Mrs. Dale Brott, president of the Hillsdale Camp Fire Girls Council. The seventh grade girls were welcomed into the Junior High Camp Fire program and were challenged to remember the true meaning of their membership in the Camp Fire Organization. The eighth grade Junior High Camp Fire Girls taking part in the can- dlelighting of incoming members were Phyllis Eckhardt, Linda Kriser,, Carolan Smith, Susan Smith, Diane Sowle, Barbara Tervol, Cheryl Wilson and Patty Munsell. The group then enjoyed a song fest led by the counselors. * * * The Council Fire ended with the singing of “Goodnight Wohelo” and the fire extinguishing ceremony. After a “short night of sleeping” the girls prepared breakfast of bacon, eggs and french toast on hobo stoves. After cleaning the cabins and campsite, the girls were ready to leave for home. Members of the Hillsdale Camp Fire Council assisting with the activity were Mrs. Vincent DeFranco, Mrs. John Donnelly, Mrs. John Davis, Mrs. Dale Brott, Mrs. Tom Brown, Mrs. Darrel Corey I and Mrs. Kincel Sowle. Other | adults helping with the transpor- ! tation were Mrs. Richard Elliott, j Mrs. Walter Joyce and John Mills. PHOTO BY MOENCH B and W or Color # PORTRAITS # WEDDING # COMMERCIAL * AERIAL # PUBLICITY Two-way Radio Dispatch Phone HE 7-7268 The average adult has about 18 square feet of skin. Regular meeting Wenona Chapter, No. 162, O.E.S., Mon., Sept. 6th, 8 p. m. Initiation. Iva Dougherty, W. M. n u ONLY TWO LEFT ! ! TWO MORE CHANCES TO SEE HOW THEY RUN HILLSDALE COMMUNITY THEATRE'S LAST PRODUCTION FOR THE SUMMER SEASON Tonight at 8:30 Sunday at 7:30 Tickets Available for $1.00 at Woods' Music, Blank's Jewelry, Hudson and Varnum's, Jonesville. Scholl Insurance Agency S. Howell at Barry Hillsdale THE OLD PHILOSOPHER: Don’t waste time looking for four-leaf clovers, when there are weeds in your garden. BATES OIL CO 41 YEARS CORNER SHARP AND HOWELL TEXACO DISTRIBUTOR - DIAL HE 7-7250 The policeman whistled the car to the curb and pointed to ttie dog in the front seat. “Does your dog have a license?” he asked. “Heavens no” the woman replied* “What for? I do all the driving." A friend of mine was traveling in Wales, and on entering a hotel in one of the small towns, noticed the. words “TAM HTAB” written on the mat. “Ah,” he said, “I suppose that’s Welsh for “welcome.” “No Sir,” replied the doorman. .“That’s the bath mat turned upside down.” Lady to tramp: “Are you really content to spend your life, walking about the country, begging?” Tramp: “%*i, Maam, I often wish I had a car.” Protect ycr.'v c -r f~r i ■’ ' nier >ins'h and ru*»t with our ( pound-L-I ndercoatin ;. .Now i** a g«»od time before wet wea'lier.

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