The Escanaba Daily Press from Escanaba, Michigan on March 9, 1976 · Page 3
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Escanaba Daily Press. Escanaba, Mich, Tuesday. March 9. 1976 Page Three Death notices lather ^Mnon Esther F Pearson. SI. Rte 2. Escanaba, died Monday at 10 a m. in Sebnng. Fla . where she was vacationing She was born March 29, 1894 in Escanaba and had been employed for 50 years by Marble Arms in Gladstone She worked in the sales department before her retirement. Miss Pearson was a member of Bethany Ixitheran Church and K C Chapter 49 Order of the Eastern Star Surviving are three brothers, Robert, Charles and Albin S Pearson Sr , all of Escanaba; a sister, Mrs William F. (Margaret) Brown. Wichita. Kan Funeral arrangements are tentatively set for Saturday with the Anderson Funeral Home in charge. Briefly told Danforth Ski Hill will be open from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m tonight The Berra Club of Escanaba will meet at 12 noon Friday at the House of Ludington. Urr> Fredrickson. Am vets field service officer, will be at the clubhouse from 4 to 6 p.m Wednesday to assist all veterans and widows Doe to the increase of flu cases in the community, visitors at St Francis Hospital will be limited to the immediate family only The North Central Stamp and Coin Gub will meet Wednesday at 7 p m. in the library room of the North Central High School in Powers. Following the meeting, movies will be shown on Stamp Collecting An invitation exhibit displaying works of 23 local artists begins this week at the William Bonifas Art Center. The gallery is open from 1-4 p m. from Tuesday through Saturday and also from 7-9 p. m. Fridays The exhibit will run through March 27. Menominee County Library’s bookmobile will make the following tours next week: Tuesday and Wednesday — Powers School; Thursday — Hannahville. SDA School and SDA Community Stop; Friday — Hirsch'sand Faithorn. Mrs Agnes Belanger. 75, 407 S 10th St., died today at 7 50 a m. today at St Francis Hospital The former Agnes Beauhamp was born March 27, 1900 in Escanaba and had lived here all of her life She was a member of St Anne's Church, the Daughters of Isabella. American Legion Auxiliary, Escanaba Senior Citizens Club and Mary grove Retreat Club She had worked as a grocery clerk for many years Her husband. George, died in 19)12. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Mary Jane) Reiffers, Escanaba and Mrs William (Joyce) Labre, Milwaukee; four sisters, Mrs Ed (Virgifria) Keller Venice, Fla , Mrs. Chester (Eva) Nielson. Olympia. Wash., Mrs Harvey (Marie) Gardner, Gladstone and Mrs Lee (Alice) Essinger, Franklin Park, HI ; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren Friends may call at the Aik) Funeral Home Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. The Daughters of Isabella rosary will be recited at 4 p.m.; American Legion Auxiliary ritual is set for 7 p.m.; and parish rosary will he at 8 p m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 9 30 a m at St. Anne's Church with Fr Conrad Dishaw officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery Kslth Uitumbord Keith E. LaBumbard, 58, 8909 Virgil, Detroit, died unexpectedly Monday. He was bora June 27,1917 in Rapid River and graduated from Rapid River High School and the University of Detroit. He served in the European Theater during World War II. le was a building contractor and owned his own business in Detroit Surviving are his widow, Patricia; one daughter. Mrs Gary (Candice) Balloid, Traverse City; two sons, Daryl, Garden City and Dale, Walled Lake; one sister, Mrs. James (Carol) Prestage, Tipton, Mo.; and four grandchildren. A brother, Howard, died Feb. 14. The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Turowski Funeral Home in Detroit and burial will be in Detroit. Psnnk Macksvlch Mrs Fannie Mackevicn. #.t. 800 S 11th St ., died Monday at 5 30 a m at Multicare . Mrs Mackevich was born March 12. 1882 in Russia ami lived in Duluth, Minn . until 1929 when she married Samuel Mackevich and then moved to Marinette Following the death of her husband in 1949. she moved to Escanaba to make her home with her son. Percy Winberg She was a member of Beth El and the Indies of Hadassah Besides her son she is survived by a step daughter. Mrs Bernard < Audry i Meyer. Bethesda. Md , two step grandchildren. and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Boyce Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m The funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 30 a m at the funeral home with Rabbi Isaac Van derwalde officiating Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery Briefly told Effective immediately, the Escanaba office of the WIN Program is located in the State Office Building. 305 Ludington St All referrals for WIN Program services can be made there or by calling 788 2314. Horry Voedon Harry Yeadon, 90. of Ontonagon. died this week at the home of his daughter in LAnse Mr Yeadon was born in Canaria and moved to Bark River as a child and lived there until 1«4 He is survived by two sons, one daughter. several grandchildren and one sister. Mrs Maude Finn of Iron Mountain as well as many nieces and nephews in this area Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Allen Cane Funeral Home in Ontonagon and burial will be in On tonagon Cemetery Fire damages logging truck Dollar loss in a logging fire has been estimated at $500. Escanaba Public Safety of ficers report Officers were called to Ludington St and Lincoln Road about 4pm Monday and extinguished a blaze in a truck owned by the Escanaba Paper Co Officers speculated that overheating caused two tires to burn Some of the unit's brake system was also damaged The truck trailer was being driven bv Tom Neuens Survey traces are uncovered 1 » Evidences of an original survey through the tapper Peninsula In IH40 are still being found today. Here, Art Knger, district supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources office in Crystal Falls, holds a section of an original bearing tree found In Marquette County. That first survey was completed by William Austin Burt and his five sons. It's still possible for U P residents to find a little bit of history on their hack forties Department of Natural Resources regional in formation officer Mac Frimodig says many contemporary surveyors and others are still finding evidences of the first area survey in the 1940's conducted by William Austin Burt, a Cnited States Deputy Sur veyor. who established the northernmost point of the Michigan Principal Meridian at Sault Ste Marie That came on Aug 25.1840 Burt and his five deputy sirvevor sons played a vital role in drawing town and section lines from Sault Ste Marie to the Copper Country and on down to the Wisconsin border DNR surveyors have been universally impressed with the accuracy of the Burts' markings Sometimes remnants of the 125-year-old survey, con ducted under the most trying conditions, are found with the Burt name being most prominent among the carved inscriptions Evidence of the survey sometimes is only a core of discolored dirt where a stake once existed or a fragment of an old stump with faint numbers William Burt’s name is not only imbedded in Michigan historical archives, but is inscribed on bearing trees and witness trees across the entire Cpper Peninsula. During the course of his surveying. Burt accomplished many notable feats, including the invention of the solar compass That instrument, which could determine the true meridian by a single otv nervation, employed a concept still in use today, and helped overcome the inaccuracies which ore bodies inflicted on magnetic compasses But that magnetic at traction wasn't all bad, for it led his compass needle astray on Sept. 18, 1844. resulting in the first discovery of iron ore in the l^ake Superior district and precipitating the development of the Marquette Iron Range. Burt also Invented the typographer, a writing machine that preceded the typewriter by 50 years, and he buill and patented an equatorial sextant, an instrument used for navigation. Play is scheduled A cast of 18 singers and actors will portray a series of 70 earthy characters in the Escanaba Area High School Fine Arts Department's pro duction of “Spoon River Anthology ’* The play is a dramatic adaptation by Charles Aid man of Edgar Lee Masters' “Spoon River Anthology.’’ It will be presented for three performances on Saturday. Monday and Tuesday at H pm. in the high school auditorium Tlie original Masters book, first published in 1915, con tained 244 apocryphal epitaphs of people lying in the graveyard of a little Illinois town called Spoon River, each an unflinching confession telling of a life that had been lived, lost and either enjoyed or endured Retaining Masters’ title for his album of gravestone vignettes, Aidman made a stage dramatization of the book by dealing with only the 70 most inter related of Spoon River's citizens As in Masters original book, Aidman used the device of letting long-buried men and women, who had envied or hated or guiltily loved each other, speak for themselves through their imaginary epitaphs The cast of 18 will glide through a wide variety of character changes teachers, farmers, merchants, prostitutes, ministers, lonely apinsters, over pursued beauties, the town's tycoon, a lone Jewish clothier, a village idiot, an oculist, a local dandy and one marvellously happy woman who died fulfilled at 96 The singers will interject folk tunes to complement the poetry of the anguished, desperate or relaxedly funny confessions Ken Long is directing this parade of prairie people who all are have passed beyond keeping of secrets and thus willing to tell how it was in their lives Peter D Adamini is providing the simple setting and lighting Woman injured snowmobiling A Wilson woman was slightly injured in a snowmobile mishap Monday, State Police at the Gladstone Post report Police said Doreen Edgar, 21, Hte 1, Wilson, was driving her machine along S 8th St. in Wells about 8 p m. when she apparently lost control and rolled over The woman was treated at St Francis Hospital for minor injuries WE WILL BE CLOSED AT 5 P.M. 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