The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan on September 3, 1964 · Page 19
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The Ludington Daily News from Ludington, Michigan · Page 19

Ludington, Michigan
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Thursday, September 3, 1964
Page 19
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Early History Of Girl Scouting In Ludington Girl Scouting was organized. In Ludington in 1932 by Mrs.' George 0. Kribs at the Community Churchhouse and sponsored by Mary and Martha Club. Officers were: Captain Mrs. George 0. Kribs, 1st Lt. Mrs. Earl D. Hamilton, 2nd Lt. Miss Lillian Gates, 3rd Lt. who also served as secretary, Miss Jean Kinney; Commanders: Mrs. A. R. Vestling, Mrs. Fred Newberg (now Mrs. James Morgan), Mrs. Lowell Beach. .One of the first Investure ceremonies was held March 6, 1932 at the churchhouse. The following girls took the scout oath and were awarded Tenderfoot Badges: Jean Kinney, Jane Piper, Jean Seward, Patsy Matthews, Betty and Elaine Baggott, Marion Guenette, Esca Mitchel, Virginia Price, Mary Parrott, Mary E. Vorce, Dorothy Meers, Phyllis Baggott, training courses in leadership and camps were organized for those who were interested in the out-of-doors. The first Scout camp Ludington girls attended was held on Camfield Lake. It was called Camp Michawa with Mrs. G. 0. Gribs Church School Has Seven Departments Seven departments in Washington Avenue Baptist Church Sunday School are headed by James Cooper, general superintendent. Assistant superintendent is Robert Hesslund Jr., and secretaries include Mrs. Donald Waite and Mrs. James Cooper. Adult superintendent is Zen Hanger. Mrs. H. Alvin Bradshaw is in charge of the nursery department. Mrs. William Tarr is superintendent of the beginners with Mesdames Marion Petersen, Raymond Lange, Robert Bradshaw, Charles Collins, Arthur Hulth and Mary Pehrson, instructors. Teachers in the primary department include Mesdames E. T. Anderson, Robert Bradshaw Jr., Max Mortensen, Robert Esther Hawley and Betty Pact schow. Due to this group and its interest in youth, scouting expanded with leaps and bounds. Other churches and schools started troops of their own, women volunteered to take as Camp Director. A camp opened at Ludington State Park in July 11, 1937, was named ' Camp Lucy Mac. Thirty girls from Ludington and Manistee attended the first session of camp. Another first for Ludington waft the annual cookie sale. Thi first sale was held May 15, 1933, with Lagesen's Bakery furnishing the cookies. Mr. Lagesen fashioned a trefoil cutter and baked the cookies. The Brownie Tea, Girl Scout Banquet, Brownie Day Camp, and cookie sales are now established as part of Girl Scouting in Ludington. Although Scout phrases have changed, uniforms have changed, Girl Scout books have changed, the promises, laws and foundation of Girl Scouting remain the same. Cadette Girl Scouting A Cadette Girl Scout must be 12, 13 or 14 years of age and be prepared for the four challenges of social dependability, emergency preparedness, action citizenship, and the promise. The highest award in Cadette scouting is to be a first class scout. Adults interested in this program are Mrs. L. Gardiner Miller, Mrs. Warren Iteen, Mrs. Charles Niel, Mrs. Theron Haas, Mrs. George Christensen, Miss Evelyn Carlson, Mrs. L. W. Swanson, Mrs. Dale Shepler and Mrs. Clarence Clapper. Troop 139, with Mrs. L. W. Swanson leader includes Cathy Clapper, Wendy Daron, Sheery Haner, Terry Haner, Karen Hanson, Laura Mueller, Karen Uordine, Kathy Obel, Kay Roat, Susan Schade, Sharon Swanson, Judy Weinert, Charlene Wex- staff, Patricia Green and Karen Knudsen. Troop 153, leader is Mrs. L. G. Miller and includes Joanne Beckstrom, Susan Christensen, Debbie Cole, Belinda Haas, Donna Hodge, Jane Hodges, Elpise Iteen, Cathy Iverson, Cheryl Mattis, Dalice Miller, Paula Niel, Mary Pirtle, Suzanne Renwick, Candy Salter, Debbie Schroeder, Linda Sheldon, Donna Shull, Sally Smith, Nancy Snow, Kathleen Thai- man, Peggy Young, Susan Sniegowski, Martha Skvarla, Karen Bennet and Ann Hinds. Hesslund Jr., Warren Brandt and Mr. Alvin Bradshaw. Superintendent of the junior department is Mrs. Robert Nelson, assisted by Mrs. Edna Johnson, E. T. Anderson, Mrs. Zen Hanger, Warren Brandt, Miss Joan Miller and Jack Vander- Kooi. Intermediate instructors include Mrs. Rueben L. Dahl, Gary Tyler, Mrs. 0. A. Starke and Rudy Carlson. Don Mclnnis and Donald Waite are in charge of the young people's group and Robert Nelson and Robert Bradshaw Sr. are adult instructors. Robert Carr, Joseph Clark and Dean Veerman are bus drivers. 0 O 0 A child who is loved gives richly of love in return. School Town -AT- Open Men. thru Sat. 9:00 a.m. Till 9:00 p.m. DISCOUNT LUDINGTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SHOP OUR COMPLETE SCHOOL SUPPLIES DEPARTMENT On* of the Largest Selection* in Mason County Discount Prices Everyday Teaching Staff In Church School Forwarding Christian education of children of Emanuel Lutheran Church School are Rudolph 0. Anderson superintendent, Robert E. Shaw assistant superintendent, James Ganakas secretary and Mrs. George L. Wright treasurer. Kindergarten department is taught by Mrs. Grace J. Coleman and Mrs. Emery Marrison Jr.; primary by Miss Myrtle Matson, Mrs. Melvin Walker, Mrs. Loren Johnson and Mrs. Robert Christensen; junior department by Mrs. Archie Walters, Mrs. John Harrington, Mrs. Donald Crawford, Miss Marjorie Wright, Alfred Rister, Robert Shaw and Everett Peterson and intermediate department by Mrs. Wright and George Son- era). Youth Bible Class is taught by Elmer J. Nelson. Substitute teachers are Mrs. Gilbert Rogan, Mrs. Walter Keson, Mrs. Oscar Christenson, Mrs. Robert Wilson and Miss Ellen Palm. Miss Matson has taught in the Sunday school for 42 years. Mrs. Coleman, Mr. Nelson and Mrs. Wright have taught for 25 years. Mrs. Walters has been teaching for 20 years and Mrs. Barrington and Mrs. Anderson for 15 years. Mayor C. Evert Johnson retired this last year after having been a Sunday school teacher in Emanuel Church for 25 years. Mrs. Axel Grundmark taught in the church school for 55 years. Sunday School, Daily Vacation Bible School and parish education are supervised by a council on Christian education which is composed of Mr. Rister chairman, Mrs. Coleman, Mrs. Wright, Mr. Soneral and Mr. Anderson. Only One Senior Troop There is only one Senior Troop in Mason County. This troop meets as a group once a month. The Seniors have eight indis- pensables to follow: promise and laws, service, troop management, citizenship, international friendship, health and safety, new knowledge and shills and vocational exploration. Major interests that a Senior girl may follow are arts, community action, homemaking, international friendship, mariner, mounted, trailblazer, and wing. Adults interested in the senior program are Mrs. A. J. Del- Zoppo, Mrs. Russell Hayford, Mrs. Elmer Rummer, Mrs. Charles Derler, Mrs, Clifford Dixon, Mrs. Clayton Loft, and Mrs. Arthur Ebner. Registered girls are Judith Beckstrom, Kathy Boven, Jane Cassan, Patricia Ebner, Loa Hartley, Janet Hayford, Alice Landon, Linda Loft, Theresa Soberalski, Michele Waite, Edna DelZoppo, Eileen DelZoppo, Margarite Derler, Nancy Elms, Susan Fisher, Rita Hathaway, Joanne Masten, Janet Rummer, Janet Wadel and Roberta Wadel. Take Baby Too Taking vacations with baby need no longer be a question of "Is it really worth it?" Modern transportation methods, from cars to jets, make it easy to take him along. His menu can be just what it is at home with minimum alterations. Comfortable clothing is important but not a problem. A favorite, washable toy will help keep baby occupied and happy! Serve Your Family With Ease ... With A Modern Kitchen Designed For Efficiency Specialists In Custom-Built- Kitchens Check With Us First — You'll Find Our Prices Attractive PETERSEN FURNITURE SPECIALTIES N. Washington Ave* Dial 843-8121

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