Volume 50, Number 32, September 4, 1964


Joseph Bilicki

Joseph Bilicki, 69 died in Caro Community Hospital Tues. after a short illness.

Mr. Bilicki was born in Poland December 10, 1894. He was married in Detroit in Oct 1914. Mr. Bilicki had been a resident of Wells Township, Tuscola County, for the last 46 years.

He is survived by his widow, Phyllis, and five sons, Joseph, and Theodore Bilicki, both of Troy; Anthony and Max Bilicki, both of Caro, and Henry Bilicki, Birmingham.

The remains were in Harmon Funeral Home, Kingston, where the Rosary was recited at 9 p.m. Thursday.

Funeral services were held in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Wilmot, at 11 a.m. Friday with Rev. Raymond Pilarski officiating.

Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Register for Off Campus Classes

Registration for persons planning to enroll this fall in Central Michigan University’s off campus class in Kingston will be held at 7 p.m., Sept. 10, at Kingston High School.

The class, Education 408 (workshop in curriculum development), carries two semester hours of credit and is open to graduate students, seniors and qualified juniors.

Michigan State students may register for the same class for three term hour credits as Education 820.

Persons planning to enroll must be present at registration and must have been accepted for admission prior to registration.

The class in Kingston is a part of a continuing schedule of college credit courses offered throughout a large portion of the state by Central’s Field Services office.

Church News

Mr. Ronald Cassie will be the guest speaker for the morning worship services of the Kingston and Deford Methodist Churches on Sept. 6.

Ron is a graduate of Kingston High School and will be graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Central Michigan University in January 1965. His wife, Sue, is a graduate of Caro High School and is a senior at Central Michigan University.

Ron and Sue have accepted a position with Campus Crusade for Christ, International: a student Christian movement designed to present the claims of Jesus Christ to the collegiate world. Campus Crusade works closely with local churches of all denominations and campus groups.

Ron and Sue have just completed a three week program if intensive training at Campus Crusade international headquarters located at Arrowhead Springs, California. They have been appointed to serve on Central’s campus and will begin their work with the fall semester.

Film on Viet Nam

"Jungle Beachhead," a spectacular motion picture filmed beyond the last outpost of civilization in Viet Nam’s dense jungles will be shown at the Deford Methodist Church on Sunday, September 6, 8:00 p.m.

The films takes the viewer on an unforgettable safari over frightening mountain roads, along magnificent but treacherous rivers, and into the steamy, tangled jungles of Central Viet Nam where contact is made with some of earth’s most primitive and savage tribespeople. A new world is entered; it is as though the clock suddenly turned back centuries. Human beings live together like animals in great longhouses which wrap around the hillsides like giant brown caterpillars; engage in wild orgies and drunken dances; slaughter pigs, monkeys, and water buffalo to appease demons; are bound by cruel and heartless custom which dictates the sawing off of the boys and girls six upper front teeth. The men are clothed with dirty loin cloths and their matted hair adorned with sticks and bones. Colorful beads, ear and nose ornaments and hand woven, wrap around skirts made up the women’s wardrobe. Shut off from the outside world they live and die amidst indescribable filth, misery and spiritual darkness.

This unusual jungle darkness provides the backdrop for an action packed story of Christian heroism. Young men and women meet head on with vicious, diabolical Communism and inhuman, pagan custom in their efforts to bring medical help and salvation to those tribesmen living along earth’s forgotten frontier. The pastor, Charles E. Strawn , invites the public to see this colorful and inspiring film.

School Schedule

School Opens September 8, 1964.

Registration and Orientation:

General Information

School will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 8 and 9. Buses will return the students home at the close of the morning session.

Full day sessions are planned for September 10 and 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.


The children who live north of M.46 will report to their rooms any time between 8:30 and 11:30 on September 8. The children who live in town or south of M.46 will report to their rooms on September 9 between 8:30 and 11:30. When regular sessions start, those north of M.46 will attend the morning session; those in town or south of M.46 will attend the afternoon session.

Elementary 1.6

These students will report to their rooms at 8:30 on Sept. 8 and September 9.

Junior High School 7 8 9

These students will report for registration at 8:30 on September 8.

High School 10 11 12

These students will report for registration at 8:30 on September 9.

Books and Workbooks

The usual rental fee of $5.00 for each student will be paid to the grade school teacher or to the principal’s office. There will be additional costs for workbooks and shop cards for high school students.

Bus Schedule

Buses will leave on their routes at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 8. There will be some changes on most routes. Several adjustments to the bus routes may be made during the first week of school.


Type A lunches will be served at 35 cents per single meal or $1.50 per week. The first day for lunches will be Thursday, September 10.

Special Education Workshop

Mrs. Lynne Burmeister, who teaches Type A Special Education at Kingston, attended the fourth annual Special Education Workshop at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on August 24, 25, 26. The Special Education personnel included were visiting teachers, teachers of the educable and trainable mentally handicapped, speech correctionists, teachers of the homebound or physically handicapped, diagnosticians, county and deputy superintendents, and special education consultants and coordinators.

Keynote speaker was Dr. Orville Johnson of Syracuse University who had written several books and had done research on exceptional children. The other main speaker was Mr. Floyd Barberron, the new State Director of Special Education, who has worked in similar capacity in Wisconsin and Arizona. Miss Gail Harris and others from the Department of Public Instruction also were speakers.

Tours on campus included a detailed visitation at the State Home and Training School in Mt. Pleasant and watching a taping of an educational TV class for the school year.

About 150 Special Education personnel attended the conferences.


The Annual Van Horn reunion was held Saturday, Aug. 22, 1964 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Van Horn. There were 41 members present. Pot luck dinner was had at noon. The afternoon was spent playing ball and visiting. The youngest member present was Gregory Myers 7 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Myers of Cass City. Election of officers: President, Alvin Van Horn, Vice President, Mildred Trisch; Secretary and Treasurer, Gladys Van Horn.

Ice cream and cake was served before departing for home.

Guests were present from Kingston, Cass City, Boscommon, Fenton, Harbor Beach, and Deford. Next year’s reunion will be held the same place and date.

Society News

Mr. Sylvia Dibble, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dereszynski and girls of Grand Rapids, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Ludlow and family of Ohio, Mr. James Dibble and children, and Mrs. Wayne Wilcox and Carol Lynn of Marlette attended the Reunion of the Streeter family at Byron Lake Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Ensign called on Mr. and Mrs. Jay Ensign in Caro Thursday evening.

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

Brother Thomas who had been spending some time at the Eugene Rassette home returned to his duties at Notre Dame last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Quiel of Taylor were Saturday visitors at the Ernest Torongeau home.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rassette were Sunday evening callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hampel.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Caswell and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Ensign spent the weekend at their cabins near Gladwin.

Mrs. Harry Garbutt, Mrs. Ken Atfield, Glen Atfield and Mrs. Floyd Clark, Mrs. Lottie Candall of Pontiac called on Mrs. Loie Evens Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Gilliland and Mr. W. L. Penfold were in Kinde Tuesday to call on Mr. Lee Penfold who is progressing slowly from his fall.

Jim Stoner and boys had dinner Sunday with his father and mother before leaving for Clawson to live.

Mrs. Harvey Reaver and children of East Dayton attended the Caro Fair Wed. night with Mrs. E. J. Powell and children of Kingston.

Dick Ross

As an IFYE you can never know, what may happen to you next. You may arise in the morning to find that you were supposed to be somewhere yesterday and knew nothing about it, or you may wait three or four days to be taken to your next host family. Time means nothing to the rural Pole and he has the attitude, "If it gets done today fine, if not next week will be all right." As I now have been in Poland for over two months, I would like to take you through a typical day on the farm. You arise with the entire family at four in the morning, the sun has already been up for half an hour. You milk your two cows, feed your twenty chickens and three pigs and are in the field by five. Today, the sugar beets need hoeing and the entire family joins in. Breakfast is at nine and consists of rye bread, scrambled eggs with chopped onions and dill for seasoning and coffee. As the sugar beets are still awaiting your return to the field until three when dinner is served. About twelve you take a break for lunch of apples, tomatoes, or what ever else may be in season at the time. Dinner is the big meal of the day and begins with soup followed by a huge helping of potatoes, rye bread and perhaps a piece of meat. Of course the ever present bottle of Vodka is on the table and you help yourself – if you want it. At five you are back in the field and stay there until eight. Next the cattle need milking and the animals need feeding. Supper is at nine and usually is sausage, bread, and tea. So concludes the average day in the rural life of Poland. You may say they work hard, which is true, but it s common to have a neighbor visit you at home or in the field. When this happens work is forgotten and these visits may continue for several hours.

Kingston News

Harvey Reaver Jr., was operated on Monday morning at Saginaw Osteopatic hospital. Harvey is recovering at the home of his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pearsall of East Dayton.

Mrs. Douglas Ensign and family spent Thursday with her mother Mrs. E. Rich of Silverwood.

Kay Paladi of Deford was a pleasant caller of Mrs. Hunter in the middle of last week.

Mrs. Otis Miller and Sandra of Vassar visited Mrs. Hunter Thursday afternoon.

Mrs. Cecil Walker and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Walker called on Jack McAlpine in the Caro Hospital, Mrs. Rita Tate in Hills and Dales Hospital, and on Richard Crittenden at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Crittenden of Caro.

Roy Coats was a Friday evening caller at the Charles Gilliland home.

Mr. and Mrs. Erv. McGeachy of Waterford were dinner guests of her grandmother Mrs. Loie Evans on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Amber Jones spent last week Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cook of Waterford and brought Mark and David back home with them for a weeks visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cook and family of Waterford were guests of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Amber Jones Thursday. Mark and David who had spent the week with their grandparents returned home with them.

Mrs. Pearl Silvernail was a Sunday guest of Mrs. J. H. Hunter.

New Arrivals

Mr. and Mrs. John Newton of Mayville are parents of a girl born August 28th in the Hill and Dale Hospital at Cass City. She weighs 7 lbs, 8 oz, and has been named Renee Lynn. Grandparents are Mrs. Sylvia Dibble of Kingston and Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Newton of California.



The PROBATE COURT for the County of Tuscola.

In the matter of the Estate of Norman M. Allen, Deceased.

At a session of said Court, held on August 25th, 1964.

Present, Honorable Timothy C. Quinn, acting, Judge of Probate.

Notice is Hereby Given, That the petition of Bradford Allen the administrator of said estate praying that his final account be allowed and the residue of said estate assigned to the persons entitled thereto will be heard at the Probate Court on September 24, 1964 at 11 a.m.

It is ordered, That notice thereof be given by publication of a copy hereof for three weeks consecutively previous to said day of hearing, in the Kingston Enterprise, and that the petitioner cause a copy of this notice to be served upon each known party in interest at his last known address by registered, certified, or ordinary mail (with proof of mailing), or by personal service, at least fourteen (14) days prior to such hearing.

Timothy C. Quinn, acting Judge of Probate

A true copy, Beatrice P. Berry, Register of Probate

Atkins and Drillock Attorneys, Marlette, Michigan.

HTML by Ed Van Horn


December 2000

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