Wednesday, September 3, 1969 ESCANABA DAILY PRESS. Escanaba, Michigan Page 1'hree Queens, Floats Brighten Labor Day Celebration ROCK — The Labor Day Festival here bad just about ] •veryth.ng, crowds good | weather, lots of entertainment, — and a gathering of pretty gui queens tor a get-together and a crowning ceremony. Immediately following the parade King Lion, Herb W«*st- lund introduced Nancy Wei« dum, 19R8 U. P. State Fair queen, who ;n turn introdueed Joai ne Noimela the Ri>ck school homecoming queen, and Kathy Madden of Gladstone, the 1969 U. P. State Fair queen. Nancy also crowned Dianne Kiveka* as the 1909 Roek Lions Festival queen Nancy returned home Saturday. Aug 30, after sin'nding the summer in Sonin as a 4-H Toen Cnra\an- er. The Trenary and Rock volunteer fire dej>artments furnished excitement in the after- noen, the Escanaba Band presented a concert, and the fireworks in the evening concluded the festivities on the grounds. The dame at the Finn Hall, s|K>nsored by the Senior clas«, with mu.'ic by “The Porridge” concluded the festival for the young crowd. Parade winners were: Rock American Legion float as the most outstanding float of the parade; Living on the Farm, second most outstanding; best commercial were the Iron Mule, the Pug. and Potvin Bros.: best comic, Bancroft circus, Keeping America Beautiful. I’m Happy to Keep America Clean, Girls Best Friend, and Raggedy Ann Doll; civic float, the Cannon; parade of colors was the bc"-t organizational float. The PresMonettes of Manistique was the best womens drill team; best decorated bikes, >r,f» ojrie were Larry Linna and ChcrvT Seppanen; unique entries were Rock’s | oldest resident, George I«u<ar- di who is 91; and Uncle Sam, portrayed by Mr. Hagstrum. Lori Linna was best girl clown. Best 4-H floats were the West Rock 4-H and the Rock 4-H | Club. Prizes awarded after the fire« i works were: first, F Poquette, Escanaba; and others went to. I Lidia Manchaca, Gwinn; Bill Gauthier, Little Lake; Ehna1 I Comero, Covington; Dave 1 Holmes. Watson; Shelly Ter- I r an, Gladstone; H. F. Prose, I Temple City. Calif.; Ellen Hei- tikko, Marquette: Eino Kivela, Rock, Nellie Salmi, Rock. Enrollment Lags In Area Schools Total student enrollment in .school, but so far only 1.429 Escanaba Area Schools is run- jbave registered.” said Robert ning behind the original esti- BEST CIVIC FLOAT in the Rock Labor Day parade was this cannon with Old Glory, a patriotic theme entered by Sam Layman. Rated outstanding float in the parade was the American Legion Post 559’s “Fiftieth Anniversary of the American Legion.” (Mrs. Albert Weldum Photo) Kiwanis Hears Biafra Report Felix Sacheck Dies Suddenly Felix John Sacheck, 51. of Bark River died suddenly at 2 30 a m. today at his home following a heart attack. He was born June 9. 1918 in Crystal Falls and resided there for 29 year*. He lived in Fscanai>a for 15 year» and for the past five yeart* had lived m Bark River Mr. Sacheck was employed as an installer for the Western Electric Co. He was a member of the Hiawatha Pi>st, VFW of Escanat»a, the Wolverine Chapter of the Telephone Pioiieers and Imd served with the U. S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his widow, Emily: five son*;, Felix Jr., serving with the U. S. Army in Anchorage, Alaska. Stephen, Allen, John and Patrick, at home; two daughters, Barbara and Deborah, at home; two sisters Mrs. Ix'onartl (Irene) Gustafson of Chicago and Miss Anna Sacheck of Crystal Lake, ern arva mostly 111.; five brothers. Joseph of the central area Jacks*vi Center, Ohio. George cult*, and the Eastern area of Pickard. Ala., Andrew of comprising Biafra. This area is Sacramento, Calif , Stephen of composed of 250 tribes, and is Schools Closed In Four Upper Peninsula Districts mates made by school superintendent Luther Barrett. As of Tuesday, 4.577 students were registered in Escanaba Area Schools, compared with 4,652 last year. “Current totals are below projection, but I have faith that the total enrollment will !>e met by the fourth week of school,” Barrett said. The Senior High School is one of the main reasons causing the below-estimate totals. “We originally anticipated 1,483 students for the high Driver Escapes Injury In Crash A Rapid River woman escaped injury Tuesday when the car she was driving spun out of control and landed in I a ditch. According to State Police, Jereta Groleau, 52, Rapid River, was traveling at a high rate of speed when she lost control of her car on rain-slicked U. S.-2 just west of Rapid River Tuesday afternoon. Troopers issued a citation to Mrs. Groleau for violation of the basic speed law, too fast for conditions. Public schools in four Upper Peninsula communities—Norway-Vulcan, Kingsford, Wakefield and Bessemer—remained closed today because their teachers don't have contracts, reports the Michigan Education Association (MEA) office in Marquette. Teachers in several other districts are still holding contract talks, but have reported without contracts. MEA officials reported that 131 school districts across the state do not Bill Stenbol, who, have contracts with their message to fellow teachers, although only 25 districts are aifected by strikes and lockouts. Only one contract was signed during Tuesday's many mediation and contract meetings across the U. P. Gwinn teachers voted to ac- Kiwamans were brought abreast of the situation in Biafra in a filmed commentary produced by the Biafra Relief Services Foundation, and a background of the stricken country, by brought the Kiwanians as part of the committee on International Relations. Stenbol related that Biafra was an offshoot of Nigeria, which receive it* independence from Britain in 1960. Nigeria was then split into three ethnic regions, with the north- Mohanuncdan, met teachers, announced today that the teachers have filed an unfair labor practice ciiarge against the Calumet School Board. Kingsford teachers are scheduled to meet with the school board at 7 p. m. tonight to Mrs. M. Falck Taken By Death Mrs. Martin F. (Almira) Faick 69. of Rock died at 12:15 a.m. today at St. Francis Hospital where she had been a patient for six days. She was born Jan. 14, 1900 Sheboygan, Wis., and had an- hear the results of a fact-finder who was called into the contract talks. Bargaining is set to start at 8 p. m. Teachers are still out at Norway-Vulcan as the school board has postponed the opening of school in lieu of a fact finding report that is expected by the end of this week, spokesman for the MEA nounced. In Wakefield and Bessemer I Township, schools are still closed pending teacher contract settlement. No progress has been reported in these two districts, according to the MEA. Teachers in the Sault Ste. I Marie, Newberry, Ishpeming and Big Bay de Noc districts have reported to work without contracts. Micensky, principal. “I have no explanation as to what happened to the students we anticipated,” Micensky stated, explaining that the industrial expansion has not brought any new students into the high school. Junior High Down By classes, the breakdown of high school enrollments for 1969-70 is as follows with 196869 figures indicated in parentheses: freshman 389 (376), sophomores, 374 (368); juniors. 344 (349); and seniors, 322 (333). The only increases occurred at the freshman and sophomore level. Jurtibr and senior classes have dropped since last year. Enrollment at the Junior High School has fallen considerably. So far oniy 661 have enrolled, compared with 721 last year. Overall elementary enrollment is up 64 this year. Last year the area's 11 grade schools served 2,468 pupils. This year the number enrolled so far is 2,532. By schools, enrollments so far this year, with last year’s figure in parentheses, are as follows: Soo Hill, 234 (255), down 21; Wells, 262 (293), down 31; Cornell, 55 (53), up 2: Webster, 329 (335), down 6; Washington, 196 (234), down 38; Franklin, 285 (248), up 37; Lemmer, 526 (510), up 10; New Jefferson, 231 (216), up 15; Pine Ridge. 88 (81), up 7; Ford River, 206 (243), down 37; and Old Jefferson 126 (—), reactivated and up 126. Holy Name Declines The drop in enrollment at the Soo Hill and wells schools are caused by the transfer of students to the Old Jefferson, according to Barrett. Officials at Holy Name High School announced today that they have enrolled an estimated 560 students this year, compared with 581 last year. “Quite a few moved out of town, and some have switched over to Escanaba Hign School,” said a spokesman for Holy Name. Minibike Theft Ring Broken Up WATF.RFORD TOWNSHIP — (API — Police arrested nine Pontiac youngsters aged 14 to 16, and recovered nine stolen mini- bikes today after a break-on «t a Waterford Township cycle dealership. Police were calk'd by a neighbor who henixi glass breaking. The mini bikes, valued at $2.¡330. were discovered lying in tald grass in a nearby field. Those arrested were released to their | parents for api>earance later in Oakland County Juvenile Court. in Bates, Mich, and Peter of Caspian, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home in Bark River from 3 to 9:30 p. m. Friday ami parish prayers will be recited at 8 p. m. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. Saturday at St. George's Church with the Rev. Thomas Dunleavy officiating. Burial will be in Ever- gu-en Cemetery, Crystal Falls. Military rites will be conducted by the local veterans gani/ations. by far the most intelligent area of Nigeria. In 1967, the Biafrans decided to seek their own independence, and a vicious war has waged since that time. By mid 1968, the death rate in Biafra by starvation exceeded 6,000 j>eople each day, most of them ctpt a contract offered by the Gwinn School Board during been a resident of the Rock talks late last night. Teachers area since 1936. She was n-ar- a mixture of at Gwinn had originally refus-;ried to Martin Falck June 1, Eastern area ed to rej>ort for work but 1921. clianged their minds on a re- Mrs. Falck was a member of quest of the superintendent oi the Legion Auxiliary and the schools. Rock Union Ladies Aid. In Houghton, mediation ef-1 She is survived by her hus- forts failed Tuesday and both band; and one son, Eugene of board and teacher groups re- Minneapolis, Minn, quested fact-finding in their contract talks. Teachers will continue to report for work as talks are scheduled, MEA officials said. I5C W/9/69 STORE COUPON or- ehildren The film documentary clearly depicted the plight port to school Tuesday, the as- of the area, and a plea which sociation said, becaiuse they has been extended to the have not reached a work agree- American countries. ment with the school board. A A ladies night program which mediation meeting is schedul- had been scheduled for Thurs- ed for this afternoon. The day night has been canceled, j MEA, speaking for the Calu- Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home Calumet teachers did not re- chapel with the Rev. Theophil Hoffmann officiating. 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