Volume 50, Number 9, March 27, 1964


Mrs. Leroy Murphy passed away at her home in Pontiac on Wednesday after a brief illness. Funeral services were held at the Donaldson Funeral Home and interment was in the Kingston Cemetery on Saturday afternoon. Rev Lynn Latham of Caro conducted prayer services. Mrs. Murphy is survived by her husband and a step-daughter Helen Maloney of Dearborn.


Central Michigan University’s championship ROTC drill team, the "Queen’s Guard," has been invited to appear for the second straight year in the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., April 9-13.

Central’s "Queen’s Guard," Michigan’s drill team championship squad for two straight years , is one of 50 elite university teams invited to the national Cherry Blossom Festival competition.

Included on this year’s roster is Edwin P. Zajac, freshman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Zajac of Kingston.

The team performs throughout the state in parades and at other functions each year. In addition, competitive meets are held with other college and university drill teams from all over the Midwest.

New Arrivals

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Powell are the parents of a son born Sat., March 21 in the Cass City Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Powell and Mr. and Mrs. Berlin of Mayville.

The Greatest Show on Earth

The "Greatest Show on Earth" is coming to Kingston High School in the form of "Grandad Goes Wild." On April 3 and 4 you are all invited to this Junior Class presentation. "Grandad Goes Wild" is a hilarious comedy to be given in three acts. This play is sure to give you a laugh a minute as you watch Grandad and his antics.

When twelve people are forced to spend the night in a house which usually accommodates only two, as in "Grandad Goes Wild," there’s bound to be action and comedy, and plenty of it.

You will see Bob Moore as "Grandad" acquire a wild hobo friend named "Hoaley," played by Gary Manier.

How do twelve people live together for two weeks in cramped quarters. The answer is hilariously shocking.

Let’s make it a date, Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4. The time is 8 p.m. It will end a million laughs later. If you’re still in high school the price is 50c. If you’re an adult, it will be 75c. Pre schoolers are to be admitted free of charge.

The cast is: Donna Houghton as Laura Morton, Bob as Grandad, Chris Schwaderer as Angie, Ann Zajac as Betty Shadduck, Dennis Koehler as Kip Shadduck, Allan Easton as Jack Norwood, Gary Manier as Hoaley, Jack Burns as Grogan, Mary Lou Koppelberger as Jane, Barbara Olesky as Victoria Harrington, Mary Rassette as Della Harrington and Pat Czerweic as Drusilla Dobbins.

Easter Date is Set By Moon

Easter is one of the few things in modern life that goes strictly by the moon.

This is why the Easter date, which falls on the rather early date of March 29 this year, can occur on any one of 35 days, from as early as the equinox to as late as April 25, according to the University of Michigan astronomer Hazel M. Losh.

To understand this fluctuation, one must recall that the church fathers, gathered in the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. decreed that East was to be kept on the Sunday following the first full moon that comes after the vernal equinox.

This year the vernal equinox came on March 20. Thus the full moon of March 27 places East Sunday on March 29.

Says Professor Losh, "Probaby a good reason for choosing the full moon for reckoning East was to enable pilgrims to the Holy City to have the advantage of moonlight.

In 1943 Easter came on the latest possible date, April 25, and it will happen again in 2038 A.D. The last time Easter fell on March 22, the very earliest that it can come, was in 1818 and will not come again until 2285.

Next year Easter will be on April 28.



John C. Annin, 77, of 3370 River Street, Kingston passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home Friday, March 20. He was born December 1, 1886.

Mr. Annin and the former Ethel Soper were married March 9, 11957.

He was a seaman 2nd class in the United State Navy in World War I, and a retired machinist from the Chrysler Motor Co.

He leaves his wife Ethel, one daughter Mrs. Albertina Johnson, Phoenix, Arizona, one step daughter Mrs. Frances Dunsford, Marlette; two step sons, Charles Soper of Saginaw, and Harold Soper of Detroit; one sister Mrs Mollie Michelson of Birmingham; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 3, 1964 from the Harmon Funeral Home with Rev. Alan Weeks and Rev. W. Traver officiating. Pallbearers were Sherwood Heineman, John Burns, Dean Jeffrey, Albert Peter, Eugene Henderson, and Harland Legg. Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery.

Farm Bureau

25 members of the Tuscola County Farm Bureau made up the largest representation at the Thumb Area Legislature seminar at Lansing, March 12. 65 from Huron, St. Clair, Sanilac, Lapeer, Macomb, and Tuscola met at Dines to discuss legislation and talk with the legislatures.

One bill of interest in rural areas is the licensing of farm machinery. Spearheaded by Stanley Powell, this bill has overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate to make all vehicles used in the production of agriculture products exempt from licensing. It now awaits the Governors’ signature.

Dan Reed commented on activities in Washington. Speaker Allison Green appeared briefly to welcome the group. Eight members of the House of Representatives were present for the luncheon.


Mrs. Douglas Ensign and children called on her mother Mrs. Everett Rich in Silverwood Sunday.

Thursday, Mrs. Cecil Walker, accompanied her son Gordon to Pontiac and returned Fri. evening. While there she visited Mr. and Mrs. Leo Walker and Mrs. and Mrs. Dillis Walker of Drayton Plains. A daughter of the Dillis Walkers had been hit by a car and suffered injuries earlier. She also called on Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Baldwin.

Mrs. Glen Van Wagoner, Mrs. Donald Gould and daughter and Mrs. J. M. Burmeister attended a shower for Mrs. George Hobson and Penny Sue at the Alvin Jones home on Sunday afternoon. Sponsors were Myrtle Diegel and Peggy Jones.

Mrs. Althea Hawkins of Deford was a caller at the Loie Evans home on Friday.

MRs. B. E. Moore, Mrs. Wiswell and Mrs. Arnold Moore spend Friday in Owosso with the Emerson McIntyres.

Mrs. Louis Wenzlaff and Mrs. Leland Ensign attended the Board meeting of the Tuscola County Federation of Women’s Clubs at the home of Mrs. Geo. Foster, Jr, Thursday evening in Fostoria.

Mr. and Mrs. Alton Lyons entertained Mrs. J. H. Hunter and Mrs. Mary Booth Sunday for dinner.

Mrs. Winnie Burns returned home as spending ten days in the Cass City hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Boyne of Leonard were Saturday night supper guests of Mrs. Forest Wilmot.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ensign of Marlette called on their parents Mr. and Mrs. Leland Ensign.

Mr. E. J. Powell had the misfortune of burning himself severly Saturday afternoon at his home. His shirt caught fire and one arm and side was badly burned. He is a patient in the Cass City Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gould and daughter Glenna were Sunday guests at the home of their parents Mr. and Mrs. Glen Van Wagoner.

Friday afternoon guests of Mrs. Forest Wilmot were her cousins Mr. and Mrs. Orville McBride of Sandusky.

Mrs. Esther Burmeister of Mackinaw City was a guest on Friday at the J. M> Burmeister home. She recently returned from a trip to Pensacola, Florida, the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, La. And Hot Springs, Arkansas. She plans to re open Motel Wawatam on April 15.

Mr. Sam Miller Jr. and Miss Careen Denne of Clarkston, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Penfold and son Max of Kinde and Mr. and Mrs. Irv. McGeachy and sons of Waterford were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Loie Evans.

Mr. and Mrs. Basil Hudson of Marlette spent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Ensign.


Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Alton Lyons called on Mr. and Mrs. Wm. D’Arcy in Cass City. Mrs. D’Arcy fell and fractured her hip and is in the hospital.

Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Forest Thornton of Port Huron and Mrs. Forest Wilmot were at the Cedarburg Funeral Home in Saginaw. A cousin Mr. Henry Spiekerman passed away Friday, March 20.

Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hazen and Mrs. Cecil Walker called on Mrs. Bartles of Marlette.

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