Volume 50, Number 23, July 3, 1964

Church News

St Michaels

Father and Son breakfast was held at St. Michael Rectory basement, Sunday, June 21st on Father’s Day after early Mass. It was well attended. 86 fathers and sons were present.

Breakfast was prepared by members of the Altar Society (wives of most of the fathers present) with Mary Sabo and Genevieve Wood in charge. Breakfast was served mainly by the teenage daughters of the parish who turned out in a large number to serve Dads on their day. Menu was scrambled eggs, pork sausages, polish sausage, hot finger rolls, jelly and a variety of donuts and coffee.

A surprise speaker was announced by Father Ray, Dave Lalko, he gave a nice talk of his experiences on his trip to Disney Land which he won recently thru a contest with the local IGA store.

In Memoriam

In loving memory of my husband Wm. McCool who passed away five years July 4, 1959.

Surrounded by friends, I am lonesome.

In the midst of my joys, I am blue.

With a smile on my face I’ve heartache

Longing dear husband for you.

Sadly missed by his

Wife and family

Congressman James Harvey Tours Area

From Algonac on the south to Port Austin on the north; to Port Sanilac on the east to Merrill on the west, Congressman Jim Harvey will crisscross the new Eighth Congressional District on his annual mobile trailer office tour starting July 10th.

During a scheduled brief Congressional recess next month Congressman Harvey will visit 39 communities in an eight-day period. The first stop on the tour is Frankenmuth with Reese the final stop on July 20th.

"The principal purposes of the annual trailer tour, as in past years," Harvey explained, "are to discuss current problems and policies of the Federal Government. Further, it brings Washington closer to home to be of personal service to those people involved in Government programs such as veterans affairs, social security, income tax and business affairs." Harvey estimated that no resident would have to travel more than 18 miles to reach the trailer at one of its stops. "I would have liked to schedule another 10 stops or so, but it was impossible to do so in the limited free time available." Harvey said.

The total tour will cover about 800 miles in the eight days, and will include six stops in Saginaw County; seven in Huron County; eight in St. Clair County, and nine each in Sanilac and Tuscola Counties.

Last October, Congressmen Harvey staged a trailer tour through the new Eighth District with 17 stops. He has since conducted "office hours" in Bad Axe, Sandusky, Caro, and Port Huron.

Harvey will be in Kingston on Friday, July 17 from 3;15 to 3:45 p.m.

New Store Opens

The "Parker Bros" are opening their new store at 6145 State St. Kingston this Friday and Saturday July 3 and 4. The brothers, Bob and Jim have worked long and hard at building and getting their merchandise in order. They will handle chairs, sofa beds, end tables, gas ranges, electric ranges, light fixtures, medicine cabinets, wall coverings, and many more items. They will be open only on Friday evening 6:00 to 9:00 and Sat’s from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the present time. Stop in and look over the fine display of merchandise.


The 9th annual Reunion of the Fred Rossman family was held Sunday, June 28, 1964 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Richter. 63 members were present from Saginaw, Pontiac, Lapeer, Rochester, North Branch, Auburn Heights, Oxford, Gaylord, Mt. Dora, Florida and Kingston.

A pot luck dinner at noon was followed by the usual business meeting. The afternoon was spent in visiting and games.

The next reunion will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mann at Oxford.

Kingston News

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Ensign of Caro called on Mr. and Mrs. Leland Ensign Saturday evening.

Ellen Marie Moore spent last week with her cousin Linda Hicks in Decker.

Mr. and Mrs. James Mollory and children and Mr. and Mrs. James Caswell and Alice attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Henry McLellan in Cass City Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Emerson McIntyre and Kevin were week end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moore. Mrs. McIntyre and Kevin are staying on for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Eastman of Cass City called on Ed Froede Sunday.

Mrs. Richard Mallory and children of Cass City spent Monday visiting relatives here.

East Dayton News

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Caine, Mrs. Sarah Carrathurs and Mrs. Mary Flint of Cobourg, Ontario visited Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wilson Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meldrum and family were Wednesday and Thursday guests of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wilson.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Dowe of Midland visited her uncle Mr. and Mrs. Murrey Docherty.

Rebecca Hunter attended the Jobs Daughters Bethel at Grand Rapids three days last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Hunter and family attended the Curry reunion Sunday afternoon at Indianfields park and they visited Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Craig in the evening.

The annual Churchill reunion met at the East Dayton hall Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wilson attended the wedding of Arthur Trinka and Mrs. Alena Wilson Saturday evening at Flushing Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Graubner and Mr. and Mrs. Horace Hunt of Detroit visited Mrs. Alfred Walls Saturday. Sunday guests were Mr. and Mrs. Richard Selenske and family and Jane Hunt.

Mr. and Mrs. Murrey Docherty visited Mr. and Mrs. Nick Ward at Murphy Lake Sunday.

Shawn Renee, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hilts will be home Tuesday from the hospital.

Social News

Rev. and Mrs. Alan Weeks who have been in the community for five years have been transferred to the Deckerville Methodist Church. The will be moving July 6. Rev. and Mrs. Charles Strawn and daughter will be taking over the Methodist Church in Kingston. Rev Strawn is a graduate of Ashbury Seminary in Kentucky. They will be moving here the 6th of July and will start the 12th of July. We here in the community wish the Week’s success in their new venture and extend a hand of welcome to Rev. and Mrs. Strawn.

Little Rhonda Wynn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wynn of Pontiac spent several days with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moore. She returned home Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Torongeau and family of Garden City were Saturday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Torongeau.

Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Tewksbury left Kingston last Mon. and spent time in Flint with their daughter and family. On Tuesday they left for Florida and arrived in their home in Pt. Richey Thursday evening.

Mr. David Grundwald of Port Huron former resident was a caller in Kingston, Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Boyne of Leonard called on relatives here Sunday.

The Raymond Quiel children of Taylor are spending two weeks with their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Torongeau.

On Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Holsworth of Mt. Dora, Florida spent the day with her sister Mr. and Mrs. Fred Neal.

Mr. and Mrs. Ward Waldie of Gaylord returned to their home to Gaylord Monday after spending some time here with Mrs. Lillie Rossman and other relatives.

Miss Lois Fradenberg of Chicago and her mother from Midland were callers at the home of Mrs. Forest Wilmot Friday afternoon. Miss Fradenburg was a teacher in Kingston from 1943-1945.

Several from Kingston attended the piano recital of Mrs. Caister and her pupils at the Marlette Methodist church Sunday.

Mrs. Vernon Everett and Mrs. Forest Wilmot were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle Everett and family.

Rev Schlitz, retired minister, of Port Huron was guest speaker at the Methodist Church here Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Moore and Ellen were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Grindley of Owosso.


The class of 1934 had their 3rd reunion at the high school on June 21st. There were ten class members and their families and three teachers and their families present from Gaylord, Midland, Bay City, Barnes Lake, Royal Oak, Marlette, Mayville, Flint and Kingston.

A pot luck dinner was served at noon and the rest of the day was spent in visiting and getting reacquainted.

New Arrivals

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rock (the former Janet Gilmore) are the proud parents of a baby girl born June 26. She weighed 5 lbs, 5 oz and is named Gayle Ann.

The grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gilmore of Kingston and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rock Sr., of Deford.

60th Reunion

The 60th annual reunion of the descendants of Denarirs and Lorenzo Van Wagoner who came from Anheim, Holland, was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Van Wagoner on Andersonville Rd., Waterford, Michigan on the last Sat. of June.

Fifty relatives enjoyed a wonderful self-serve dinner under the trees on a beautiful lawn. Prizes were awarded to Mrs. Esther V.W. Tufty, Washington, D.C. who came the farthest distance. Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Burmeister who had been married the longest. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Burmeister the most newly-married couple and Beth Deanne Burmeister of Auburn Heights who was just 5 months on that day.

Those who attended from Kingston were Mr. and Mrs. Glen Van Wagoner and the John Burmeisters.

Retires From Army

M. Sgt. and Mrs. George A. Parker and family of Jackson spent the week end visiting with relatives.

Sgt. Parker retired the 30th of June after 20 years in service. He served in the Pacific 28 months during WW II. He was in the 1st Marines who fought on Guadalcanal. New Britian, and Peliliu. His company was one of the first to fight in WW II from the U.S. They fought on Guadalcanal 6 months before going to Australia for a rest.

He has been stationed in Germany, Panama, and several other places. While in the Pacific, he also received the Purple Heart. Sgt Parker and family live just outside of Jackson. They have six children Jay, Cheryl, Cathy, Mark, Scott, and Shawn.

Social Notes

The Sr. Birthelmers were invited to their son’s for Fathers Day. We spent 4 days in the company of our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and great grandchildren in their lovely new home in Northville, Michigan.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis N. Legg of Roscommon spent a few days visiting in town this week.

Miss Carolyn Dafoe and Nancy of Pontiac returned home Wednesday after spending their vacation with their three grandmothers in Kingston.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hoistworth of Florida and Mrs. Fred Neal of Kingston spent Mon., afternoon visiting their aunt, Mrs. Lillie Rossman.

Mr.and Mrs. Harold E. Burmeister and children of Auburn Heights were the guests of his parents Mr. and Mrs. John Burmeister. Recent callers were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Williams of Marlette, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smiley of Pontiac, Mrs. Nellis Churchill, Jean Bergman, Mr. and Mrs. Hank Churchill and children of Port Huron.

Mrs. Sylvia Dibble and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dibble visited Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Ludlow in Montpelier, Ohio and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dereszynski in Grand Rapids over the week end.

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