Volume 50 Number 31 Aug. 28, 1964

White Creek School

About 100 gathered at the School House Sunday, August 23 for the last School Reunion.

The crowd began gathering at about 11 o’clock and continued the rest of the day.

At one o’clock the committee and helpers prepared a very nice pot luck dinner and every one proceeded to east as though they hadn’t ate for a week.

After dinner ice cream was served to all who could eat it.

Then we had a short program conducted by Mrs. Ellen Coltson and Mrs. Alice Hampshire. The following program was given: The crowd sang the first stanza of America. Neillie Williams at the piano. Reading, Ellen Coltson, Reading "Operation Grandpa" by Mrs. Abbie Schwaderer. Music by Alfred and Larry Weaver "Will Talk Back," and "Your Cheatin Heart." Reading St. Peter at the Gate, Alice Hampshire. Reading "My get up and go has got up and went." Elva Coan. Music by Larry and Alfred Weaver. Bouquets were presented to the oldest student Mrs. Mary Hawley. The oldest teacher Mrs. Dorothy Lee. The one who came the farthest Mrs. Rebe Claison. The oldest eighth grade graduate, Mrs. Myra Burmeister, the youngest teacher Mrs. Jacquline Goodell.

A good time was expressed by all. There were Manistee, Ann Arbor, Flint, Pontiac, Cass City, Drayton Plains, Lansing, Bay City, Peck, Grosse Pointe, Hudson, Lapeer, Holt, Marlette, Detroit, Royal Oak, Birch Run, and Kingston residents in attendance.

Mystery Golf Day

August 29 is Ladies and Mens Mystery Golf day. Starting at 1:30. All we know for sure is the lady tees off at each tee. And alternate shots follow. How the winners will be determined is still a mystery. You’ll have to play to find out. At 5:30 there will be a box social each lady preparing a box to be sold. Proceeds to be used for future activities.

School Annexation

After a third vote, East Dayton Tues, voted to annex to Kingston. The three prop. passed. The measures regarding annexing & dissolving the district passed 45 to 19, while the proposal to raise taxes .03 of a mill to bring E. Dayton taxes in line with Kingston’s passed 39-18.


Mrs. Natilda Brown, 67, 5483 E. Mayville Road, died unexpectedly in her home Wed.

She was born January 5, 1897 in Jackson. She was married to Alfred Brown in Flint May 23, 1955.

Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Alma Juers, Mt. Morris, andMrs. Delores Klamert of California: five sons, Robert, Edgar, and Woodrow Todki, all of Flint; Charles Shields, Otisville, and Kenneth Shields, of California, a brother Clarence Delano, Jackson, 29 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

The remains were in the Harmon Funeral Home, Kingston, where services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. John Gross officiating. Burial was in Millington Cemetery.


The Miss Mixers 4-H club met at Mrs. Gyomory’s for a special meeting for their Mother’s at 12:30 p.m. When we got there we started preparing the luncheon. Kathy Darling and Carol Brigham made the flower arrangement. Tunafish salad with radishes, celery and carrots for color was made by Sandra Silvernail. Norma Simmons made deviled eggs which were very good. Janet Roberson made egg salad sandwiches and Jeanette Roberson made cheese and meat sandwiches. All of the sandwiches were in all different shapes. They were very dainty. Kathy Darling made a green salad with carrots in it. Carol Brigham made a toss salad. Norma Simmons made a jello with peaches on the top. Janet Roberson made a white cake and salad. Jeanette Roberson made a white cake and a salad. Ellen Marie Moore fixed the relish tray. And we all made cookies. Our Mother’s were the judges for the table setting, the flower arrangement and our food. Then we had our meeting. Meeting was called to order by our President Sandra Silvernail. Pledges were said and roll call was taken. Minutes were read and approved and the treasurer’s report was read and approved also. Old business was that we are going to go to Caro to the fair grounds Thursday night, August 20, 1964 to fix our booth. We will leave at 8:00 p.m. We will have to get our scrap books ready. And the officers will have to get their books ready for the fair Monday. Mrs. Gyomory is going to pick up our projects Monday. Meeting was then adjourned.


Ellen Marie Moore, Sandra Silvernail, Norma Simmons.


Representative Don Wismer, Jr., Republican, Port Huron, has been selected as an outstanding young man of America by The National Jr. Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Young Men of America Committee. This award is granted annually to men that have contributed significantly to their community, state and nation.

Wisner, a Thumb District legislator, has been active in civic enterprises for many years.

Democratic Candidates For County Offices

M. J. Hill, 53, Democratic Candidate for Sheriff. He is a resident of Quanicassee. Born in Gilford Township, where he attended Fairgrove High School. He is a commercial fisherman. A former State Highway employee, worked in De Foe Shipyards. He is a member of Masonic Lodge Fairgrove, Saginaw Bay Commerical Fishermans Association. Member of Tuscola County Democratic Committee, Chairman of Wisner Twp., Democratic Committee membership Chairman 1963. Former Chairman of Young Democrats. Is married and has 2 sons, James and Douglas.

Robert Buchinger, 28, Democratic Candidate for County Treasurer. A resident of Denmark Township where he is a farmer. He attended St. Michael’s Lutheran School at Richville. Graduated from Vassar High School. General Motors Institute, Flint. Served 2 years in United States Army and received an honorable discharge. He is a member of the NFO and of Richville Conservation Club. Member of Tuscola County Democratic Committee. Is a member of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Richville. Is married and has 5 children including twins.

Leon Van Steenhouse, 62, Democratic Candidate for County Drain Commissioner. He is a farmer near Unionville where he attended Public Schools. He has been a member of the Unionville School Board for 30 years. Is President of Unionville Industrial Development Corp. Vice President of Unionville Mens Business Club, Served on Wallace and Morley Board of Directors. Member of Tuscola County Democratic Committee for 9 years. Delegate to State Conventions since 1951. Member of NFO. Is married and has 8 children.

Alex Kennedy, 56, Democratic Candidate for Coroner. He is a Pharmacist living in Vassar. A graduate of Millington High School and Practical Institute of Pharmacy. A member of St. Frances Xavier Crabini Church, Vassar. Member of Tuscola Democratic Committee. Was Chairman of "Fair Share" drive. Is married and has 2 daughters.

Lee E. Blackmer, 51 Democratic Candidate for Coroner. He has been a farmer but is now a factory worker. HE served with the United States Army during World War II in the South Pacific, received an honorable discharge. Is a member of Tuscola County Democratic Committee. Is married and has 4 children.

Melvin P. Otto, 37, Democratic Candidate for Register of Deeds, is a resident of Millington. Born in Vassar, attended Vassar High Schhoo. Is a Radio and TV repairman. A previous farmer, Shopworker, Business Administration. Served 9 years in the Armed Forces. Received an honorable discharge. Is Commander of VFW Cass River Post 3692, Vassar. Member of Tuscola County Democratic Committee. Chairman of Membership Drive. Member of Grace Lutheran Church, Vassar. Is married.

Beulah I. Whybork, 59 Democratic Candidate for County Clerk. She is a resident of Arbela Township. Was born in Allenville, Missouri. Graduated from High School at Will Mayfield, Attended College in Marble Hill, Missouri. Completed one year of College work at Will Mayfield where she obtained her teacher’s certificate. Is now a housewife. Past Matron O.E.S Millington Chapter No 416. Vice Grand of Cass River Rebekah Lodge No. 488 Tuscola. Member of Blue Star Mothers of America Chapter No. 133. Is Vice Chairman of the Tuscola County Democratic Committee. Is a member of the Arbela Methodist Church. Treasurer of the Church 12 years. Member of Arbela W.S.C.S. circle, also General M.S.C.S. at Millington Methodist church. Is married and has 4 children.

Society News

Mr. and Mrs. James Cattran of Deleware, Ohio spent last week with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Everett.

Mrs. Rosa Thomas of Grand Junction, Colorado and here daughter Mrs. Myrtle O’Leary of Flint spent last week end at the home of Mrs. F. G. Parker. They also visited with Mr. and Mrs. John VanCleave. Mrs. Thomas is 88 years old. She flew jet to Michigan. All of these folks were residents of Meeker, Colorado at one time.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Clement, Roger, Mike and Tom spent last week end with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pridmore in Detroit.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parker and Mr. and Mrs. Hank Bastian returned Saturday p.m. after spending the week in Northern Michigan. They made a trip in two canoes down the AuSable River of nearly one hundred miles.

East Dayton

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Berry visited her sister Mrs. Nina Hunter Sunday evening, other callers were Mr. and Mrs. Ben Boyle and Scott and Mrs. Rose Froede.

Karen Hunter is staying with her grandmother while her parents are on vacation.

John Walls has been visiting his mother Mrs. Alfred Walls.

House Guest is 104

Sunday dinner guests of the Gerald Hurshburger home were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bonsteel of Garden City and grandmother, Mrs. Smart, a pure bred Mohawk Indian, who will be 105 years old in November. She is very alert and active and said Grace in Mohawk.

Purely Local

Mrs. J. H. Hunter had as guests Friday, her niece Mrs. Montford Robertson and daughter Kathleen.

Monday morning garden callers were Rev. and Mrs. Howard Rogers of Midland, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rose, nee Beverly Rogers and son Lee, of Colorada Springs enroute to Niagara Falls.

Ron Barrons, Ed Henderson and Ted Roberson arrived safely back in Kingston after their bike trip to Niagara Falls. The traveled nearly 600 miles.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Vinneault and family of Ferndale visited with an exchange student from Denmark at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lidbeck.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Ruggles returned Saturday from a two weeks trip which took them through the Bad Lands of South Dakota, Mt Rushmore in the Black Hills. The Big Horn Mountains and on to Yellow Stone Park. Enroute they attended the National Rural Letter Carrier and Ladies Auxiliary Convention, Aug 11 to 14 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rassette of Linwood visited at the Eugene Rassette home Thursday.

Dale Penfold was home on a pass from Veterans Hospital to see his sister.

Mrs. Leo Ashcroft accompanied by her husband, left Monday morning by plane for Chicago to enter North West Hospital for treatment.

Gail Penfold spent the week end with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Everett Penfold.

Society News - East Dayton

Mr. and Mrs. Murrey Docherty were in Royal Oak Tues., to see his brother Omar Docherty who is very ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Denton came to visit Mrs. Alfred Walls Sunday and spent the night with her.

Miss Karen Hunter enjoyed Sunday dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Donald Roberson and family

August 15 Mrs. A. Walls and Jane Hunt accompanied Mrs. Alfred Hunt to Midland to attend the wedding of Mrs. Hunt’s grandson James Ayre.

Kingston News

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kremer of Pontiac were week end guests at the Leo Legg home and attended the Horse Show last Saturday.

Larry and Richard Paulson of Ashland, Ohio spent several days visiting at the home of their aunt Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moore.

Mrs. Tom Gwinn and children called on their Aunt Mrs. J. H. Hunter Thursday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Torongeau, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rassette, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Gendron of Flint, Stephen Gendron of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Poissant of Detroit enjoyed dinner at the Jas. Parker home in honor of Brother Thomas.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Miller of Clarkston spent a few days with her mother, Mrs. Loie Evans.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Parent of Saginaw, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Randall spent Friday evening at the Gerald Hursbarger home.

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