Volume 50, Number 17, May 22, 1964

Graduation Exercises

Commencement exercises will be held for the "Senior Class of ‘64", Thursday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m. on the football field. Everyone is invited.

The class of "64" has invited one of their past teachers, Mr. Emory Ingersol, as their special guest and main speaker.

If the exercises are unable to be held in the open, because of weather, the ceremony will take place in the school gym. Because the gym will only hold a limited number of people the audience will be limited to those who hold tickets which are being distributed by the senior class.

Former School Commissioner Passes On

Ben. H. McComb, 75, of Caro died Monday at his home after a short illness.

Mr. McComb taught in the Kingston High School System from 1909 until 1914 when he was made Tuscola County School Commissioner. He was the youngest school commissioner in the state, and held the unopposed post longer than anyone else.

In 1915 Mr. McComb’s petition to the Tuscola County Board of Supervisors was the starting point of the Farm Bureau.

He served 35 years as Tuscola County Commissioner and superintendent retiring in 1949.

He served as Red Cross chairman during World War II, and for 17 years was Sun. School superintendent of the Methodist Church in Caro.

Mr. McComb is survived by his wife, Nina; tow sons, Donald of Taylor, and Lee of Caro; a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Walt of Reese; a sister Mrs. Gladys York, of Houghton, and six grandchildren.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Caro with burial in the Caro cemetery.

Community Calendar

The graduating class of 1914 invite all school mates and friends to help them celebrate their 50th anniversary on Fri. June 19, 1964 at the Kingston Community School Multi-purpose Room from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pot luck at noon. Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Coffee will be furnished.

Methodist Church

Our high school graduates are to be guests of honor this Sunday morning. We are inviting each graduate with their parents to be present and we will have a token of special recognition to be present to each one.

Our church services will be dismissed for the evening and we will attend the Baccalaureate service at the school.

Remember that Daily Vacation Bible School begins on June 2, at 1:30 p.m. here at the Kingston Methodist Church. The program will be held on Sunday evening, June 7th.

Alan Weeks, Pastor.

Accepted at Institute of Higher Education

The following members of the graduating class 1964 have been accepted by institutions of higher learning. Many of these students have received scholarships.

Karen Bilicki

Michigan State and University of Mich. with scholarship

Karen Dennis

Central Michigan University with a scholarship

Jane Ross

Michigan State University, with a scholarship

Kenneth Wilkinson

General Motors Insitute and Michigan College of Mining and Technology

Claudia Gilmore

Eastern Michigan College of Commerce, with a scholarship of $600.00

Sharon Brief

Eastern Michigan University, Western Michigan University, Saginaw Business Institute with a $600.00 scholarship

Sara Harp

Michigan State, Spring Arbor, and Olivet College

Marilyn Richter

Saginaw Business Institute

Ruth Ann King

Ferris State College

Beverly Everett

Olivet College

Terrence Miller

Michigan State University

Curt Legg

Michigan State University

Gary Plane

Saginaw Business School

Albert Denhoff

Michigan State, (summer course) Bankers scholarship for short courses

Don Weeks

Asbury College


Principal Resigns

Mr. Donald E. Spohn, High School Principal for the past two years has resigned this position effective at the close of the current school year.

In his letter Mr. Spohn stated that the decision to move from Kingston was very difficult to make. He said, "Everyone has been very friendly and we like the people here in Kingston. We feel that we have made some lasting friends, both on the staff and in the community."

Mr. Spohn has been very dedicated in his position. He was instrumented in beginning a most comprehensive testing program for high school students. The High School has taken great strides toward improvement under his guidance.

The board regrets Mr. Spohn’s decision but felt that they should not stand in the way of his promotion in his career.


Oliver C. Gray

Mr. Oliver C. Gray, 70, of 3770 Shaw Rd, Kingston passed away Wendesday, May 13, in the Saginaw Veterans Hospital. He was born in Maple Grove, Michigan on April 15, 1894. Mr. Gray had been a resident of this community for the past ten years.

Mr. Gray and Miss Ethel Orban were married in Detroit on October 30, 1924. He was veteran of World War I.

He leaves his wife Ethel, one brother Earl of Durrand, two sisters Lucina Bundy of Goodrich, and Leah Starkweather of Pontiac.

Funeral services were held Saturday, May 16, at 2 p.m. from the Harmon Funeral Home with Rev. Alan Weeks officiating.

Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery under the auspices of North Branch American Legion Post No 457.

Club Notes

As the President and Vice President were absent, Bonnie Vant called the meeting of the Wells Jolly Workers 4-H Club to order. Diane Vant and Lawanda Curry gave the pledges. Diane led the American Flag pledge, and Lawanda led the 4-H pledge.

We decided to have outdoor cookery as a group project for our summer club.

Lawanda Curry made the motion to adjourn and Diane Vant seconded the motion.

After the meeting the hostess, Alice Steele served a lunch.

Diane Vant

Lawanda Curry, reporters.

Kingston Dump

The meeting was called to order May 13, 1964 at 7:30 by Charlie Gilliland at the Dairy Bar.

Moved by Gilliland seconded by Ed Kaminski that James Brief be appointed chairman of the dump Committee.

Discussed and agreed by all parties concerned that the dump be opened every Saturday form 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. commencing from this date for 1 year.

Moved by Glliland seconded by Kaminski that no changes be made without committee meeting with all parties concerned.

Moved by Gilliland, seconded by Brief meeting adjourn.

James Brief,

Dump Committee Chairman.

Kingston News

Mr. and Mrs. Alton Lyons and Ed were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Mary Booth. In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Lyons called on her father Mr. Wm. D’Arcy of Cass City.

Mrs. Pearly Silvernail spent Sunday afternoon with Mrs. J. H. Hunter. Mrs. Silvernail recently returned from spending four months with her son in California.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wynn and Rhonda of Pontiac spent Monday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Moore.

Thursday Mrs. B. E. Moore and Mrs. Alton Lyons called on Mrs. Bessie Sproule in the Cass City Hospital.

Mrs. C. V. Walker, Mrs. Irene Moore, and Mrs. B. E. Moore went to Cass City Monday and brought Mrs. Bessie Sproule home. She has been a patient in the Cass City Hospital for some time.

Mrs. Henry Spiekerman of Saginaw is spending a few days with Mrs. Forest Wilmot.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Ensign attended the funeral of Mr. Snyder in Caro Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hazen of Farmington called on Mrs. C. V. Walker Sunday. They went to the West Goodland Cemetery and in the afternoon called on Mr. Hazen’s mother in Marlette. In the afternoon Gordon Walker of Caro called on Mrs. Walker.

Mrs. Lee Penfold and son Max of Kinde visited at the Loie Evans home Sunday and had supper with her.

Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Chappel of Marlette were Friday afternoon callers of Mrs. Loie Evans.

Saturday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Legg were Mr. Percy Legg and Mrs. Kathryn Ash of Roscommon, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Pridmore of Detroit, Mrs. Frank Parker and Mr. and Mrs. John Van Cleave.

New Arrivals

Mr. and Mrs. Duane Thorp are the parents of a baby boy, born Sunday May 17, in the Cass City hospital.

Swimming Lessons

Mrs. Mike Lalko

Kingston, Michigan

Dear Mrs. Lalko:

On behalf of the Caro Recreation Commission I would like to express our appreciation for your donation to our swimming program. Kingston is fortunate to have an organization such as the Literary Club to take an interest in its’ youth.

I shall have the 1964 applications in the mail within a few days. We regret that we have had to raise the lesson fee to $2.50, but our budget is such that we have no choice. The only alternative we would have had would have been to limit the lessons to local children and this we did not wish to do.

Your truly

Harry E. Schubel

Village Recreation Director.

This letter was received in regards to our children attending the Caro pool. Watch the paper next week for the time and place to obtain applications. As you see the fee is raised, so kids start saving your pennies.

Mrs. Lalko


Mr. and Mrs. Leland Ensign spent from Tuesday until Fri. at their cabin near Gladwin.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Legg and grandson Michael Hubbard of Pontiac visited with relatives her Sunday afternoon.

Earl Dibble, Sr., is still a patient in the Hills and Dales Hospital at Cass City . He had been there for the past month.

Mrs. Evelyn Duel of Holly was a guest at the Harper home over Sunday.

Mrs. Shirley Ludlow and children of Montpelier, Ohio are spending are spending two weeks visiting at the Earl Dibble and Herbert Ludlow homes.

Mrs. John Van Cleave, Mrs. Ross Hartt and Mrs. Leland Ensign called on Mrs. Elwood Eastman of Cass City Friday evening.

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