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Hillsdale Daily News (Newspaper) - May 31, 1986, Hillsdale, Michigan Jobless rate drops jobless rates dropped during april in All 12 major labor markets in Michigan As seasonal enterprises soaked up workers Laid off for the Winter the Michigan employment Security commission said Friday. In Hillsdale county the unemployment for april dropped to 9.3 percent Well below the 10.3 percent in april and the years High of 13.1 percent in january. The labor Force in Hillsdale county numbered 19,900 in april with 18,025 employed and 1,850 unemployed. In neighbouring Branch county the unemployment rate dropped to 9.2 percent from the March figure of la percent. The labor Force in Branch county is 17,550, with 15,925 employed and 1,625 unemployed. The Benton Harbor and Lansing East Lansing labor markets had the largest percentage declines in unemployment rates and joblessness in Flint and the upper Peninsula declined the least the Agency said. In Benton Harbor hiring by two Large manufacturing companies helped lower the jobless rate by 9.4 percent from 9.6 percent in March to 8.7 percent in april the Agency said. It think things Are picking up some and i think there is some potential to pick up even More a said James Walter assistant manager of the commissions Benton Harbor office. A a we be had several employers interested in locating Here the Lansing East Lansing unemployment rate declined by 9.1 percent from 7.7 percent in March to 7 percent in april the Agency said. Hillsdale news Hillsdale daily news 19m to pages Hillsdale Michigan 49242 Price 25 cents saturday May 31,1986 a wedding and an engagement Are announced a Page 5. Worship this weekend at the Church of your Choice in the Hillsdale county area a Page to. Weather sunny weather details on Page 2 serving Hillsdale county readers Dally since 1909 vol. 77�?no. 128 inside county a memorial service was held Friday at readings elementary school for a teacher who died a year ago a Page 2. A few More candidates have turned in petitions for county commission seats a Page 2. Outdoor writer Dave Knox worked with people from Michigan outdoors Friday in Hillsdale county a Page 3. The Genesse Mill is remembered in a picture and a poem a Page 4. Sound off what is the most pressing problem facing the world this question was asked of members of Hillsdale High schools state Champion future problem solvers team that will attend the Fps International bowl sunday through wednesday investigation continues a Roger Dale Blay 42, of 1202 Heathcliff Hillsdale was lodged by Hillsdale county sheriffs deputies Friday night for driving under the influence of liquor following an Accident at card and Carpenter roads just before 7 . The sheriffs department said Blay was eastbound at a High rate of Speed when he apparently lost control for the record.2 markets.2 school lunches.3 people Page.4 senior events.5 amusements.6 sports.7-8 classified.8-9 lottery Detroit apr the winning number in fridays daily Michigan lottery drawing was 751. The winning number in fridays daily-4 Michigan lottery drawing was 1210. Briefly trooper testifies Detroit apr a Maryland state trooper testified in circuit court Friday that sobriety Check lanes help control the number of Drunken Drivers on his states roads. However his statistics were challenged by a lawyer from the american civil liberties Union which filed a suit challenging the constitutionality of the roadblocks designed to catch Drunken Drivers. 130 released Moscow a a soviet doctor said Friday that 130 of the 299 people hospitalized after the chernobyl nuclear Accident have been discharged n bus crash Walker Calif. A a tour bus carrying residents of a retirement Home careened at High Speed off a twisting Mountain Road and plunged into an icy Swift running River Friday killing 18 people and injuring 24, authorities said. The death toll made it the worst . Bus crash in nearly six years. There was confusion Over the number of people aboard the bus and divers searched the West Fork of the Walker River for More victims. The bus bringing passengers Back to Santa Monica Calif., after a four Day Outing to Reno was 90 Miles Southeast of Reno on . 395 when it bounced off a Fence and plunged Down a 15-foot embankment into the Walker River. It flipped Over and then lodged upright on rocks with its rear ripped apart in a few feet of racing water the California Highway patrol said. The River is near flood stage and seven feet deep in some spots. Kills 18 Mono county sheriffs department investigator John Daniels said the Accident apparently was caused by excessive Speed and no other vehicles were involved. The condition of the Driver was not immediately determined. The cup initially said that 49 were aboard but Bob Grunbaum a spokesman for starline Tours of Santa be Springs Calif., said the company believed the bus was carrying 44 people and a spokesman at the Bally grand hotel in Reno nev., where the tour stopped said there were 42 aboard. A there were bodies All Over the place a said Alex Mcewan owner of the nearby Mountain Gate Lodge who helped remove the victims. A i believe quite a few got washed out through the Back when the windows popped out. A couple of the people we carried out died at the Side of the and Slid into a car driven by Edward e. Wing 79, of 215 e. State St., Reading. Blays vehicle then rolled Over and came to rest on its top. Both Drivers were wearing Seatbelt and both were transported to the Hillsdale Community health Center for treatment of injuries. Photo by Mark Rogers roses roses and a big thank you to Jim Toucher for mowing my big Yard when my Mower was broken Down rom Robert Bach. Roses to All who helped me As chairman of american legion Post 156 Montgomery from Alice Newberry. Roses to my big brother Jim Loomis for the use of the boat and your help during the ecology dive from your baby Sis and Sauk Trail dive club. A bouquet of roses to Dale and Sherry and boys for All the rides to the Hospital mowing the Yard and keeping an Eye on me from Betty Bradshaw. Roses to the Good mothers who chaperoned our classes to the Toledo zoo. We really appreciate you from the first graders at Gier school. A w roses to Velva Carr Pat and Kathy Coler Butch Caskey John Macdonald de Miller Harold Miller Tom and Euen Rose Robert Schilling Mike Stiver Eldon Jeff and Rhonda stump Larry and Sandy Taylor Ethel Wriker and Larry Sphar for All their help these past two weeks while our car is being repaired. Your unselfishness is appreciated from Scott and Kathy stump. Roses to Adabell Hill Dean Scoville Tom Connally mrs. Cramer Maggie or. Brown and sgt. Szczembara for taking special time for kids on our annual Field trip from the Pittsford second Grade. Water important Hillsdale Ray l. Johnson has an affection for water. He likes to drink it boat on it and test it. Johnson is a chemist whose speciality is finding out about materials that belong or done to belong in liquids. About 15 years ago just after he and his family arrived in town a Hillsdale utilities Board member asked him about the phosphates in the areas lakes and Rivers. At that time there was a growing concern for the health of the great lakes particularly Lake Erie which were becoming clogged with phosphates primarily from household detergents. If allowed to continue the phosphates would have directly contributed to the death of the lakes. With students from his classes at Hillsdale College Johnson began a study of Baw Beese Lake and the St. Joseph River. A it was interesting to me because it was a practical outlet of what we see in the lab a said Johnson who was asked in 1981 to join the utilities Board in part because of his expertise about water problems. He was recently reappointed for a second five year term. In addition to providing electricity to the Hillsdale Community the utilities Board is responsible for providing water and waste water treatment for the City. A this advice to the Board regarding the waste water treatment Plant has been very beneficial a said Ronald d. Neer Hillsdale a director of utilities. A i feel this is a Good town and this gives me a Chance to give a Little Back a Johnson said of his willingness to work on the Board which meets every other tuesday. His service to others extends to the presbyterian Church where he has been an elder for several years and a member of the Exchange club. He has also been an executive Board member of midwestern association of chemistry teachers in Liberal arts colleges. The chemistry professor who has been teaching at Hillsdale College since 1969, sees his work on the Board and in the classroom As providing practical application of chemistry to Peoples lives. A a in be enjoyed teaching More than working in Industry because i Deal with people a said Johnson who worked for Pittsburg plate Glass industries near Akron Ohio for several years after he received his . In physical and analytical chemistry from Ohio currently he teaches environmental chemistry which discusses ecological problems created by chemistry and computer applications which trains students to use computers to solve chemical problems. His interest in computers goes Back Many years. A i wrote my first computer program in 1964,�?� Johnson said. He has published an article on the use of a Micro computer. Johnson 46, who lives at 306 n. Walcott St., Hillsdale jokes about his Grey hair which he claims is not due to his age but to a combination of teaching and having three teen age children. Karen 19, is a student at Hillsdale College Ray 15, is in High school and Cheryl 13, is a seventh grader. Penny Johnson a wife who shares his interest in teaching is a pre school teacher for the Hillsdale intermediate school District. Perhaps because he grew up a few Miles from Lake Erie in Norwalk Ohio Johnson has always had a desire to be near water. After accepting the position at the College he wanted to find some water where he could launch his Motorboat. A i wanted to find out How dirty it was to Johnson before i put my boat in it a he said joking about what got him started in testing Baw Beese Lake. A actually it was pretty now the water that Johnson has helped to keep clean provides him with a place to fish and to pull his kids on water skis. Beth Pechta a world hunger because it is the most imminent and most Jenny Foulke a a major one is the Lack of communication at All Levels from the world Powers Down to the family Melly Goodell a Nicaragua because no one really knows what the problem chemist a Ray l. Johnson professor of chemistry at Hillsdale College is a member of the Board of Public utilities whose responsibility is to keep the City a waste water system operating efficiently. Photo by Richard Venus meet your neighbor Chris Pentzell a the degeneration of religion in Chip Hayes a apartheid in South Africa and that too Many people condone it. A

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