Volume 50, Number 20, June 12, 1964

Allison Green Announces his Candidacy

Allison Green of Kingston, Speaker of the Michigan house of Representatives announced today that he will be a candidate at the Republican primary for State Representative from the new district No. 15, which is comprised of Huron and Tuscola counties.

Prior to being elevated to Speaker in 1963, Breen had been Majority Floor leader for eight years. In addition to this responsibility, he has served on a number of the more important committees in the House including: Apportionment, Education, Rules and Resolutions, Labor and the Legislative Audit Commission.

Al Green was born October 28 1911 at Caro. He attended a rural school, Caro High School, and is a graduate of Central Michigan University.

Prior to legislature, he spent fifteen years in public education, as teacher, coach, principal and superintendent.

He has owned and operated his farm in Tuscola County since 1940.

He and his wife Marjorie have five children, two of which are still at home

Receives Certificate of Merit

Carl King has been presented with a Certificate of Merit in Farm Mechanics, awarded by the Thor Center for Better Farm Living, Huntley, Illinois, for showing the greatest farm mechanics ability among the graduating senior of Kingston Community School.

Neil C. Hurley, Jr., founder of the Thor Center, a non-profit farm research organization located in northern Illinois, established the Farm Mechanics Award to honor the member of each senior high school class deemed most outstanding in his proficiency to apply farm mechanics to the effective use of farm shop equipment and tools in the maintenance of farm machinery and in building projects to provide improved farm living and operating efficiency. The selection is made by the student’s vocational agriculture teacher.

Recognition of outstanding high school vo-ag is part of the Thor Center’s program for honoring leading vo-ag teachers, outstanding agriculturists, and others who have contributed to farm progress. The Center also works closely with high schools, colleges, 4-H Clubs and Future Farmers of America groups in seminars and is the site of a Model Farm Shop which features more than 2,500 tools.



Nicholas Bastian, 76, died Tuesday in Hills and Dales Hospital, Cass City, after a long illness.

He was born in Austria, Hungary, February 26, 1888 and came to the United States in 1904. Mr. Bastian married Catherine Bachman November 22, 1919.

He was retired by General Motors where he worked as a machinist.

He is survived by his widow, eight sons, Nicholas, Center Line; John, Bad Axe; Joseph, Detroit; Michael, Richmond; Frank and Wilfred, both of California, and Edward and Henry Bastian both of Kingston; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Newton, Mayville; Mrs. Rosemary Ashcroft, Deford, and Mrs. Eva Zielinski, Saginaw, and two sisters Mrs. Margaret Bering, Kingston, and Mrs. Eva Lapine, Hamtramck.

Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, in St. Michael’s church, Wilmot, with Rev. Raymond Pilarski, officiating.

Remains were in Harmon Funeral home where the Rosary was recited at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Wilmot.

Youth for Christ

Youtharama comes to Marlette High, Saturday, June 13, through June 21st, will feature a special Youtharama program sponsored by the New Life Crusade and Youth For Christ. Every night a different speaker will be featured.

Sunday 3.00, Don Engram; Monday 8:00 Cedric Sears; Tuesday, 8:00, Billy Walker, special music by Johnny Shev; Wednesday, 8:00, Harold Walker; Thursday, 8:00, Alton Goil, chalk artist; Special brass and vocal music; Friday, 8:00, Dave Breese; Saturday, 8:00, Billy Walker, special music by Johnny Shev; Sunday, 300, Dave Breese.

With the music under the direction of Marvin Hallenbeck.

A special music attraction will be on hand for the complete nine days in the person of Ed Lyman, the foremost sacred tenor and recording artist in the nation.

Youtharama will be opening Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. with a sacred concert. Then on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. No service Sunday evenings – attend your church! 8:00 will make the opening each evening beginning Monday. Plan now to attend every meeting.

There will be free refreshments every week day night.

Census Complete

Mrs. Adelaide Plane and Mrs. Jaunita Trisch have completed the annual school census for the Kingston Community School

The census shows a total of 845 children living in the district: 212 of these are under age 5, 633 are between ages 5 and 19.

The census shows an increase of 53 school age children over last years count


Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Gilmore and sons spent the week end at their cottage on the Tittabawassee River.

Mrs. Nina Hunter and Becky Hunter attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Jenkins in Fostoria, Sunday afternoon. In the evening they were supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rushlow of Caro and attended the wedding reception of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Berry at the Lutheran Church.

Kingston News

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Froede of Chula Vista, California. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Froede of Pontiac, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Curry and son, George of Troy and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Milford and family of Pontiac Lake were Sunday visitors at the Ed Froede home.

Mr. Wesley Seddon and son Allen of Wyandotte spent a few days visiting relatives here.

Mr. and Mrs. Alton Lyons spent last week with Mr. and Mrs. James McCutcheon at Lewiston and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fortier of Lake City. The Fortiers celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last week.

Rev. and Mrs. Bob Ingersoll of Houghton Lake, and Mrs. Alfred Orgram of Saginaw were Friday guests at the Alton Lyons home.

Kay Froede spent a few days last week in Alma with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Boyle and son Scott.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Ensign spent from Thursday thru Monday at their cottage near Gladwin.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Munger of Caro, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Munger of Wolverine, Mrs. Emma Wilkinson of Caro, and Mrs. May Dillabaugh of Gilford were Saturday callers at the Ed Froede home.

Mr. Wm. D’Arcy of Cass City was a week end guest of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Lyons.

Monday Mrs. J. H. Hunter entertained Marjorie Radloff for supper and the evening.

Mrs. Donald Long and children of Clifford and Mrs. Vern Jefson and children of Marlette called on Mrs. James Caswell and children Wednesday of last week.

Tuesday afternoon callers of Mrs. J. H. Hunter were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Maddux of Cooksville, Tennessee.

Mr. and Mrs. James Reehl and baby called on Mrs. J. H. Hunter Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Rodenbo and family of Auburn Heights and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Neal were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Green.

Candlelight Double-Ring Ceremony Unites Couple

Mr. and Mrs. Arlo O. Ruggles

Miss Nancy Eileen Hayes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orvil C. Hayes of Caro, and Mr. Arlo O. Ruggles, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ruggles of Kingston were united in marriage, at the First Baptist Church of Caro on May 16, by Rev. Oluf Jensen in a candlelight double-ring ceremony.

Three hundred seventy-five friends and relatives witnessed the ceremony which was the first wedding in the new church.

Mrs. Willard Beecher of Caro was her sister’s matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Lynn Hart of Saginaw, cousin of the bride; Miss Pat Ruggles, sister of the bridgegroom; Miss Cheryl Averill, cousin of the bride; Miss Carolyn Goslin cousin of the bride; Miss Susan Hayes cousin of the bride. Misses Rita and Laura Hayes, sister of the bride were junior bridesmaids. David Borowiak and Lori Lee Borowiak, children of Mr. and Mrs. David Borowiak were ring bearer and flower girl. Christine Hart of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hart was also a flower girl.

The bridgegroom chose his brother Fred Ruggles of Kingston as his best man. Ushers were Clayton Ruggles of New York, and Albert Ruggles, Kingston, brothers of the bridgegroom; Floyd Hayes and Ava Hayes of Caro, brothers of the bride and Willard Beecher, brother-in-law of the bride, of Caro.

Annual Election Report

Two hundred eighty-one voters went to the polls on Mon., Jun 8 for the Annual School Election.

Results of the election were as follows:

Two members elected for a four year term were Jack R. Wesch with 161 votes and Gary d. Koehler with 136 votes. Edward Bilicki was elected to a two year term with 140 votes.

The question to continue the present 3 mills for 2 years for operation was passed by more than 2 to 1 margin with 189 voting yes and 92 voting no.

After the polls had closed a short annual meeting of the board was held.

The new school board members will take office and the school board will reorganize and elect their officers on July 1 at 8:00 p.m.

Enrollment for summer school reading classes is going very slowly. Any students who are in grades 1, 2, or 3 and are reading below their grade level are urged to enroll. It will be beneficial for them and enable them to improve their reading skills.

Classes will begin on June 22 providing a sufficient number are enrolled. It is possible for those who wish to take swimming classes to attend school only on the days when they do not swim. Thus it will be possible to take both.

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