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News-Palladium, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1966, Benton Harbor, Michigan Michigan's Biggest Buy For Reader And For Advertiser BENTON HARBOR MICH THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 8 1966 SECTION TWO PAGE TWENTY-ONE LAST I 94 LINK TO BE COMPLETED IN FALL Paw Paw Eyes Merger With Lawton District SOUTH HAVEN HOUSE South Haven firemen fight the Wednesday morning blaze that swept through the interior of the home of brook 410 Humphrey street Tom Cornstalk brother to Mrs brook was forced to jump to safety from a second floor window after he was caught sleeping in an upstairs bedroom Cornstalk was not hurt Mrs brook and her two young children were also forced to flee the fire from the first floor Cause was undetermined Dorothea Logan photo RATES STAY LEVEL SouthHaven Township Alters Taxing System By JIM DONAHUE j South Haven Bureau SOUTH HAVEN In a complicated series of vers the South Haven township board last night changed some ordinary taxing procedures to conform with state laws The board voted to spread the Toted extra two mills of ship assessed valuation for fire protection plus an additional voted of one mill tax on state equalized valuation for operation of the South Haven Community Hospital authority A request from the South Haven Library board for the usual one mill tax was denied after members discovered the tax was prohibited by state law without voter approval ever members thp township's agreed to share of pay the library operation amounting to some from the township general fund To help make up the loss in the general fund the board then voted to charge taxpayers a one per cent collection fee with this money be deposited in the general fund The collection fee is allowed by state law ever the board has not charged it for many years ONE IN ONE OUT While it appears township taxpayers will be assessed an additional tax and fee this year the payments outside of the extra voted two mills for fire protection will remain about the same The one mill special tax that has been charged in previous years over and above he 15 mill limitation will not assessed for library ion Board members quizzed board secretary John Callaghan on an apparent lack of township representation on he board Supervisor James Schnake and Clerk Herbert Jang said they were concerned hat library board members are appointed only by the mayor of South Haven Schnake said the board has lired Township Atty Sheldon Rupert of Paw Paw to gate the new deal set up in 1957 without township tion He said he felt the township which has joint in the library with the city has lost its right to appoint library board members or be on that board LEFT OUT Callaghan explained that the old library board had to be broken up in 195 when it was learned that its size was illegal At the time he said there was a building committee working or the new library building anc this group was later appointed as the library board He said he felt this appoint ment was made as a matter and said he understand why the township has been left out of reappoint ments to the board Schnake said he had Rupert to look into the matter further and hoped to see J cooperative agreement reachet for future appointments Ask Berrien Builders To Obey Law Group Urges All To Get Licenses B E H RIEN lome Builders Association of Berrien County last night went in record urging all building contractors in Berrien county to apply for a license under the new state contractors licensing iw Said Jack Imbs the ion's executive secretary this morning: Although this action in no way should be taken as a approval of all sections of this law the membership felt the law was on the books and until such time as it was amended or repealed it was to the contractor's advantage to comply STOCK PURCHASE Hearing In AEP Case Is Postponed WASHINGTON AP The Securities and Exchange Com- mission has postponed a ing scheduled for today on a proposal by American Electric Power Co a New York City holding company to acquire stock in the M i c h i g a n Gas and Electric Co The postponement was ted by American Electric er pending the filing of an amendment to its application on the stock purchases which would be made from a third company Michigan Gaa Utilities Co of Monroe Mich Under the amended tion announced last week AEP and Michigan Gas Utilities will share o He said that it pointed put the association's meeting last night at the Youth Memori- al building that there are sections of the law that could possibly place a contractor in financial jeopardy by not ing for the required license PROTESTS RAISED Strong protests against the licensing act we're sounded re- cently at a meeting of another area contractors organization the Independent Contractors As sociation of Southwestern igan At an Aug 30 meeting at Niles that group laid plans to contest the new act in the courts Harry G a s t Jr Lincoln township supervisor explained the new Berrien county tion ordinance for subdivision platting to the Berrien ors group last night Tha o becomes effective Oct 1 and applies to all new property plats outside of areas serviced by publia water and sewage systems Proposal May Be Revived Would Affect School Expansion PAW PAW The possibility of the eventual joining of the Paw Paw and Lawton school districts was discussed briefly last night by the Paw Paw board of education as members started wrestling with the lem of planning future sions of the Paw Paw school facilities to take care of the exploding school population Supt Dan McConnell told the board that enrollment in the junior and senior high grades are expected to go over the 800 mark this year while ments in grades have jumped from 983 last year to so far this week The possibility of the Lawton schools joining the Paw Paw schools was discussed once before by the two boards of education but no conclusions were reached and the matter was dropped Whether the Lawton schools would join the Paw Paw district would have a bearing on how the expansion of the schools will be handled according to board members CITES COSTS McConnell told the board that to remodel the Michigan avenue school into a complete tary unit will cost an estimated Additional changes to make the unit into a junior high school would run the total to over he said In addition more classrooms are needed at other elementary schools to take care of the increase in students This year there are 56 kindergarten students at the Black River school 60 at the Cedar street school and at the Michigan avenue school he said If the joining of the two districts were to be ed according to the discussion of the board members other possibilities would be opened up for exploration NO ACTION TAKEN No action was taken on the proposition McConnell announced that all teaching positions have been filled with the addition of Mrs Patricia Westinghouse to teach first grade at the Michigan avenue school and Robert to teach junior high social studies as well as act as BODY Body of boy believed to be David Leiter 15 of Battle Creek is loaded aboard Berrien county's marine patrol boat Wednesday after it was found on Lake Michigan beach quarter mile north of Marquette Woods road Lincoln township Leiter drowned Sunday in area south of Benton Harbor's Jean Klock park Loading body from left are Seaman Fulton of the St Joseph Coast Guard station Sgt William Bielman Berrien marine officer Sgt Don Jewel and Seaman Leo Stoessel Parents couldn't positively identify the body according to Coast Guard Staff photo Two More Bodies Are Recovered assistant football coach Board President William ting appointed Paul Kaiser Luther Daines and the negotiating McConnell committee for the board of education to discuss teacher contract ations with representatives of the Paw Paw Education ation The board approved the pur chase of 40 new textbooks for junior high classes industrial arts Land Auction Includes Two Cass Parcels offer for each Michigan Gas and stock Earlier the two had paii per share All three firm joined in the new for the stock purchase The commission said s new hearing date will be fixed ter Last month the commission said American Electric Power may have violated the Public Holding Company Act in to obtain the com- mon stock of the small Michigan firm It told its counsel to take that position at the hearing Donald Cook a former SEC chairman is president ican Electric Power LANSING State Highway Department will offer 26 parcels of excess land at public auction at Battle Creek Sept 27 Eighteen of the are in Calhoun County two in Cass County and six in Barry County FIRST MEETING NEW TROY PTA of the New Troy branch of the River Valley schools hold its first meeting of the year in the all-purpose room of the New Troy school on Monday Sept 12 at 8 p.m The women of the executive hostesses board will serve as Dowagiac Church Is Moving Services Sunday In New Building will he held Sunday for the first time in the Calvary Bible church's new building at Dowagiac All this week Pastor Roy F Heimbecker and others have been moving articles from the old church on Prairie Ronde to the new building one-half mile east on the sajne road The new building was by rapid growth of the congregation The old church built 24 years ago had seating capacity of 175 in the Sunday school and 200 in the main The new church seats 500 in the Sunday school and 632 in the main auditorium Services Sunday will be at the regular times for Sunday school and for the church services A er service and reception of now members will be held at 7 p.m The new church building will be dedicated on Sunday Oct 123 Weekend Drowning Victims In Lake The bodies of two persons who drowned over the Labor Day weekend washed ashore minutes apart yesterday one at Grand Mere and the other at Lakeside The bodies of Stanley Garb 22 of Chicago and David Leiter 15 of Battle Creek were the last to be recovered of the five out-of-state persons who drowned in Berrien county over the weekend body washed ashore at at Lakeside one-and-one half miles from where he was sucked under by undertow at Harbert Woods beach Sunday afternoon New Buffalo state police reported The body was discovered in the waves by Mrs Mildred Wood Lake Shore drive Lakeside BODY IDENTIFIED Troopers waded out to er it and had it taken to the Smith funeral home in New Buffalo where relatives made the identification The body was later sent to Chicago Garb had spent the summer at the Marine Corps Officer Training school and was a lifeguard in Chicago body was found on the property of Dr of Notre Dame avenue Stevensville near Marquette Woods road at p.m according to Berrien county Sheriff's deputies Leiter drowned Sunday after noon while playing with two younger brothers in an area jus south of Jean Klock park according to Benton township police STRONG CURRENT Leiter's body was carried six miles by the strong lake cur rent It was taken to Memoria hospital in St Joseph and identified by relatives As an extra precautionary measure deputies said the boy's denta records are being sent for to make absolute positive cation The body of another holiday drowning victim washed ashon Monday at Harbert He wa Leroy Bonnell of Cairo Ohio who drowned Sunday a Weko beach in Bridgman HI and the drowning of Garb an Leiter brought to 20 the numbe of water deaths in Berrie County so far this year In all of last year there wer only 11 drownings Others drowning over th weekend were Joy Ellen Jur czyk 18 of Hickory Hills 111 who went under at a beach at South Haven an Robert Addison 23 of ton Ind who drowned a Covert township park along th lake NEW Mrs Lucille Mann of Hartford left and Mrs Donald Nola Allen of Lincoln Park recently purchased the Hub restaurant in They will hold a open house this Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m Marion Leedy photo HUB CHANGES HANDS Sisters Buy Coloma's Oldest Restaurant COLOMA ty's oldest This eating place the Hub restaurant has been by two sisters Mrs Mann of Hartford and chased Donald Nola Allen of Lincoln Park a Detroit suburb The sisters took over the on Sept from Mr and Mrs Nate Smith The restaurant has been in operation for 33 years A open house will be held Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m at which time free coffee and donuts will be served The donuts are one of the specialties of the ant's new cook Mrs Betty Dean of Hartford The restaurant will be open from 6 to 6 p.m every day but Sunday when hours are 8 fo 3 p.m KEEPING NAME We won't change the name of the restaurant it's too a colorful part of said the women Mrs Mann a widow la the mother of four daughters in eluding Ronna Peggy Jo Ann and Sheila who attend school in Mrs Allen whose husband Is area has a married daughter living at Detroit The women's mother Mrs Eswine a brother man and a sister Mrs all live at Hartford truck driver working in the Highway Spans State New Buffalo To Port Huron Other Road Projects LANSING AP plans to open million worth of new highways this fall in- the last link in a way clear across Michigan from Port Huron to New Buffalo Ardale Ferguson of Benton Harbor chairman of the State Highway Commission said 40 miles of freeway would open to traffic fall bringing the state past the mark in interstate freeways and giving it more than miles of state and interstate freeways He said completion of a million segment of in Macomb County by mid- November would allow ists to drive nonstop from the Blue Water Bridge at Port Huron to New Buffalo 275 miles FERGUSON REPORT This would complete gan's portion of he said except for 1.5 miles near New which can't be used un- il Indiana builds Us connecting ink The section extends from Vernier Highway in Harper Woods through East Detroit and Roseville to 14 Mile Road Another major segment also scheduled for completion in mid-November is eight miles southwest of Detroit The million section an extension of the Detroit Toledo way extends from Pennsylvania R o a u in Taylor Township through Southgate Allen Park and Lincoln Park fo Road on the City Limits OPENINGS Other freeway openings miles of the Huron Freeway at Port Huron million Oct 19 9 miles of U.S 127 from Mason to southeast of sing million mid-October miles of Clemens Freeway east of million early tober miles of Freeway Battle Creek million late October miles of in two tions from WA Milo Road to Eight Mile Road in Oakland County million late No- miles of U.S 131 south of Cadillac million Sept 8 southbound lanes on three miles of southeast of Midland and widening of 8.4 miles of from two of five lanes from the end of the way southeast to Saginaw million of eight grade separations on U.S 127 between Jackson and Mason and on U.S 27 in Crawford and Roscommon counties million early No- OTHER ROADS projects uled for completion this of four miles of U.S 2 Wakefield early October of 0.7 miles U.S 12 at U.S 23 south of Ann Arbor million late ber of 11.6 miles of U.S 23 Tawas City and in Alcona and Alpena counties million Mid-November of 4.9 miles of Paw Paw Motorcyclist Hurt In Crash PAW PAW A rural Paw Paw youth was taken to Lake View Community hospital after he was involved in motorcycle crash on South LaGrave street in Paw Paw Village officers said es told them Phil Fleming 15 route 2 was attempting to do a make his motorbike stand on one wheel when he set with the cycle falling on his leg Fleming received a deep puncture to the right leg according to officers No one else was involved in the accident U.S 24 in Wayno and Oakland Counties million late No- miles of modernization on U.S 41 from Dagget to U.S 2 at Powers Menominee ty million early October miles of modernization of from U.S 41 in stone to Perkins million late October miles of modernization of from west to aning in Genesee and Saginaw counties million MODERNIZATION miles of modernization of from Greenville west million mid-November miles of modernization of from Acme northeast of Traverse City east to the kaska County line million mid-November of 7.2 miles of from near Frontier north to southeast of Hillsdale million late September The commission also an- the start of tion projects totaling lion on U.S 12 Michigan nue in Wayno County
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