Volume 50 Number 12 April 24, 1968

The Travels of Dick Ross

"Any fool can see his differences, but a wise man understands them."

The above quotation seems to me to be the key to my next six months abroad. If I’m to carry out my responsibilities successfully as an International Farm Youth Exchange delegate to Poland I must learn to understand the why’s of Polish social, political and cultural life.

Of the forty delegates in Washington D.C. for our week of orientation all are gone except the four going to Poland. I never believed that it was possibly to develop such ties and friendship that I have established here in such a short time. Our program in Washington has consisted of a study of our agricultural, economic, political and social structure. So much has been thrown at me in short time that my head seems to be bursting with facts and figures. I honestly felt that college was rough but this has been much worse. Our daily schedule included an average of ten hours a day in lectures, discussions or embassy calls.

My fellow traveling companions into this new and exciting adventure are two girls and one fellow. June Cunningham of Minnesota is a graduate of Wheaton College where she majored in Political Science. Sandra Virture of Pennsylvania is a junior at Penn State majoring in Home Economics and Mark Bordsen of Montana a senior in Entomology at Montana State.

Our next stop before biding the North American Continent good bye for six months is Wilkes Barre College in Pennsylvania were we will be doing extensive study on the Polish language and culture for ten days.

This is the first of several articles that I hope to have printed in the Kingston Enterprise to keep you informed of my experiences as an IFYE delegate from Tuscola County, the State of Michigan and the United States to Poland

Richard Ross

Card of Thanks

I wish to thank the Rosary Altar Society of St. Michael’s Parish in Wilmot, also my friends and relatives who sent me cards, flowers, and candies while I was a patient at Saginaw General Hospital. Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered

Mrs. John Lalko

Honored on Birthday

Mr. and Mrs. David Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dillis Walker, Jr., Eva Belle Walker of Ortonville, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Walker, Sharon, and Richard Hurst of Pontiac, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hazen, Enora Lang, and two grandchildren of Farminton, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Walker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dilles Walker, Sr., and 3 children, Leo Paul Walker, of Drayton Plains, Elsie Walker of Lapeer, and Freddie of Caro, Mr. and Mrs. John Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cook of Clare came Sunday to help their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Cecil Walker celebrate her birthday. She received many nice cards and gifts.

County Achievement

Irene Meyers, well-known industrial career woman will be the featured speaker at the 37th annual achievement day for Tuscola County Home Economics Extension women in Akron on April 25.

Miss Myers whose commanding personality and outstanding work in the field of counseling, is a native Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She joined the General Electric Company in 1919 as a factory clerk. Later she was named as supervisor of women’s activities of General Electric in Fort Wayne, a post she held of over 20 years.

She is best known for her work with the Elex Club, the largest organized club for industrial women in the United States. The club serves social, service and education purposes. During her years as advisor, she directed 33 trips for women to Europe, Mexico, Hawaiian Islands and the West Indies among other places.

She was awarded General Electric’s highest award to employees, the Charles A. Coffin Award in 1950. In the history of the award, only two women have ever been so honored. She was also selected "Woman of the Year," by the Pilot Club and was twice named Fort Wayne’s "Citizen of the Week."


On April 14, Kay Froede called the meeting to order in the absence of Jane Ross , our president.

Brenda Green led the pledge to the American Flag while Judy Ross led the pledge to the 4-H flag.

The Secretary’s and treasurer’s reports were given. Roll was called.

We talked about our achievements which were held April 18 at Gagetown

The next meeting will be at Alice Steele’s house.

It was motioned and seconded that the meeting be adjourned. Carried.

Reporter, Sharon Galubenski

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for Kingston students will take place on Wednesday, April 29 beginning at 2:00 p.m. During the "Round –Up" information on the school will be given by Superintendent, Thomas Dale, health and immunization regulations will be given by Mrs. Lucy Miller, public health nurse, and Mrs. Alma Wingert, Kindergarten teacher will inform the parent of what the child should learn in kindergarten.

While the parents are attending the meeting, there will be a play hour for the children in the kindergarten room. It is requested that the younger children be left at home, if possible.

Parents are required to present the birth certificate of each child who will begin school is September. The $5.00 fee for books and supplies may be paid at this meeting or upon the opening of school in the fall.

It is estimated that there will be 45 children which will be divided into 2 sections. On will meet in the morning, the other in the afternoon. Assignment to a section will not be made until the location of each child is determined and the bus route is established.

East Dayton News

The East Dayton Ladies will have a Bake Sale, Bazaar and Rummage April 24 and 25 at Harmon’s Furniture Store.

Mr. and Mrs. Murrey Docherty entered Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Bennett and Mr. and Mrs. Lawson Bennett for dinner Thursday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wilson were Friday Port Huron and Sarnia visitors.

Social News

Mr. and Mrs. Alton Lyons called on Mr. Wm. D’Arcy on Sunday at Cass City.

Mrs. Leland Ensign and Mrs. Douglas Ensign attended a bridal shower in honor of Miss Harriet Thorp in Reese Monday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rassette entertained Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rassette and family of Linwood, Thur.

Mr. Cecil Walker was pleasantly surprised on her birthday, Thursday when Mrs. J. H. Hunter, Mrs. B.E. Moore, Mrs. Alton Lyons, Mrs. Bessie Sproule and Mrs. Mary Booth came to help her celebrate the occasion.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brooks of Pontiac spent Saturday afternoon at the Leland Ensign home.

Mr. and Mrs Leland Ensign attended the wedding of their grandson Lee Robert Ensign and Miss Sherry Kay Knudson of Waterloo, Iowa, in Marlette Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

Rev. and Mrs. Wm. Lyons and family of Croswell were Sunday guests of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Alton Lyons.

Mrs. Hazel Wilmot has returned home after spending 10 days with her cousin, Mrs. Henry Spiekerman of Saginaw.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Quiel of Taylor spent the week end at the Eugene Torongeau home.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry McCloud and sons of Silverwood called on Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ensign and family Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tong, Mrs. Josephine Cajacari, Nancy, and Robin of Detroit spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Caswell and attended the reception for Mr. and Mrs. Lee Robert Ensign Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harmon were Wednesday dinner guests at the Ed Froede home. Evening callers were Mrs. Howard Berry and Joan. Mrs. Larry Smith and Susan, Mrs. Gary Koehler, Mrs. R. L. Ross and Rev. Weeks.

Mrs. Nina Hunter, Ed and Ted Froede were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Boyle at Alma.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ross, Mrs. Louis Wenzlaff, Jr., and Sherri were Thursday evening callers at the Ed Froede home.

Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Schrader, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Miller and Mrs. Loie Evans attended the funeral of Gorman Gottschalk at the Colfax Cemetery in Bad Axe.

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