Marshall Evening Chronicle (Newspaper) - December 31, 1959, Marshall, Michigan
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22/ Michigan supreme court1 throws out use tax; H. Vandenburg Hatch approved to practice tew before high court; Motorola Communications and Electronics, Inc., Chicago, low bidder on county radio' system.
23. Judge Magnotta permits teen-ager to leave solitary confinement 48 hours early.
. 24. Coldwater squad spoils Redskins’ homecoming.
26. Fine crowd on hand for Marshall’s Fall Festival; 193 confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic church.
27. City commissioners OK electric rate boost; one way streets here proposed; Road crews engaged in finishing work on Interstate 94.
28. Work starts on project to provide additional telephone facilities for Marshall Exchange subscribers; Oil found in Albion city limits — group of Marshallites hold rights; $752 collected as result of “Coffee Series.”
29. Ron Harris elected president of Marshall Young Farmers.
30. Retiring City Assessor Floyd Withee honored by city officials; Police Chief Joseph McClintic issues warning in connection with Halloween celebrating.
31. Lakeview squad whips Marshall Redskins; Oilmen work to cap thundering oil well in Scipio oil field.
2.—-Henry Libbrecht purchases Wash King; $150 collected for UNICEF; Jim Smith, 61, Albion, held in shotgun slaying of James Cheek, 44, and savage beating of Mrs. Elizabeth Peebles, 46; Athol Hazen, Fredonia Grange,, takes second place honors in State Grange, cake baking contest.
3.—Stanley Lamb Post reaches ‘60 membership quota; Mystery Farm feature starts in Evening Chronicle;-Runaway oil well near Jonesville continues to gush water, oil high into air.
4.—Dr. C. L. Larned, Lyon Lake, dies; Marshall has one of the finest small town libraries in nation.
5.—Rotarians praise A. C. Hem-mingsen for many years of community service; Boyd Walters elected new chairman of C. of C. industrial committee; Rev. and Mrs. Thomas Frisby honored on first anniversary; County 4-H fall achievement rally attended by 350 persons.
6.—County health facilities observe^ by University of Michigan students; pr. Herman Beuker announces retirement from practice of medicine.
7.—Adrian scores 14-6 win over Redskins.
10.-*€ity commissioners study proposed land sub-division and utility extension ordinance; City named in suit.
lL-j-Budget of $843,000 for 1959-60 adopted by board of education; Harry, pardner and Art Goodwin named honorary F.F.A. members/; Maynard Clark named cage coach for 1959 -60 season; Accumulated patient days show increase at Oak-lawn hospital. ,
12.—National Food store addition plans revealed; Christmas club checks delivered.
13.—Crash injuries claim , life of George Moore, 78, of Cadillac; Edward Gainer, retired merchant, dies.
13.—Three youths sentenced' by Judge Magnotta to solitary confinement complete terms; Redskins close football season with victory over Homer Trojans; G. N. Westbrook, Homer funeral director, dies. ..
16.—Moose lodge joins battle against cystic fibrosis; Marv’s Rambler Sales plans grand opening; : :\... ...
1$.—Council of Liberal Churches seeks investigation of sentences handed out by Circuit Judge Magnolia.
19.—Six police chiefs come to defense of Circuit Judge Magnotta; Charles Maxwell and Dr. C; J. Stringer speak at Christmas seal kick-off dinner; Mary Tillot-son, 97, one of cityfs oldest residents, dies.
21.—Henry W. Goddard, retired building contractor, dies.
23 —Clifford Sanders, 30, Albion, killed in hunting accident. .
24;—Wendell Holmes, Jr., 29, Hillsdale, killed while directing traffic on new US-12 highway; C. of C: members hear talk on soil conservation at breakfast meeting at Community building.
27.—Tractor-Mate, Inc., makes shipment of tractor-mounted fork lifts.
28.—Herbert Johnson, Battle Creek, found guilty of slaying wife.
30.—Goal virtually . reached by Marshall Community Chest workers.
4—Brooks Memorial fountain perfect setting for nativity scene.
5.—Police reveal three bad checks passed in city; Sherer-Gil-lett Co. declares dividend.
7.—dedication of Interstate 94 staged this morning with number of notables present; John H. Davies elected worshipful master of Masonic lodge.
8.—Attorney General Paul L.
Adams rules Calhoun county is without authority to pay Circuit Judge Magnotta mileage from Albion to county seat in Marshall;
Frank Cuber elected head of retail division of C. of C.
9.—Marshall school district short $91,340 in state aid pay; Paul S.
Elliott elected president of Chamber of Commerce; Albion-Marshali football players honored; Sid of OK Wrecking Co. accepted to te/ar down old laundry building; Leon Bischoff elected chancellor commander of Knights of Pythias.
10.—Open house planned at Red-field Plaza.
11.—Dr. Myron Tazelaar elected chief-pf-staff at Oaklawn hospital;
Rotarians sell Extra; Jim Pyle named most valuable player, on 1959 Marshall football squad.
12.—Tina Bynum e^cted Marshall high school’s DAR good citizen;
Redskins drop opener to Coldwater;
Richard Chrzanoski, 26, of Grand Rapids, charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, given \\h to 5 years pen term; Ralph Baker,
53, Battle Creek, killed in Illinois accident.
14.—Supe^isors OK payment of $251 to dog warden.
15.—Cards, packages commence rolling into Marshall Post Office; three-man committee to study possibility of county library.
16.—Survey shows city has need for 1300 parking spaces; overflow crowd on hand in court as Creighr ton R. Coleman takes his oath of
*ihriV TUESDAY, DEC. T5, was a big day for Creighton R. Coleman as he was sworn in as judge in the 37th
sentences three more young men jucjicja| circuit. In the above picture is Judge Alfonso A. Magnotta, left, who was named to the judge
to solitary confinement. bench earlier in the year following the death of Judge Harold E. Steinbacher; Judge Blaine W. Hatch,
17.—H. vandenBerg (Van) Hatch wh0 is" retiring at the end of this year after 32 years as judge, and Judge Coleman. tl joins law firm of Hatch & Scul- '
thorp; Table Toppers discuss holiday safety measures.
18.—Jiaycees seeking outstanding young farmer;, band-orchestra present holiday concert.
19.—Marshall Redskins trimmed by Three Rivers.
21.—Kfchard Babic and William Einhardt back in arms of law;
Judge Magnotta hands out two more solitary terms; Earl J.
Woods, 24, Albion, killed in accident south of Albion* boosting the county traffic death toll to 23 for year.
22.—Commissioners award ‘contracts for purchase of police cruisers, truck.
23,.—Richard Lee Babic handed 7M> to 15 year term in Southern Michigan prison.
24.—Edward J. Casey, noted dairy farmer, claimed by death.
28;—Jayceee announce plans for pick-up of discarded Christmas trees; Judge Magnotta declares his •program • is sound—will work out In majority'of cases; 103 families,«
24 individuals had brighter Christmas thanks to many local organic zations, scores of donors.
PICTURED HERE IS THE FIRST WORK on Marshall public schools done as a result of the passage in May of the 1959 bond issue for $1,750,000. The ground work on the four room addition to Shearman school which is expected to be completed very early in the new year is pictured. The addition., to be built at a cost of 575,000.. will provide service for all pupils in the Shearman area, will eliminate transporting students from that area to Gordon school, and will relieve crowded conditions at Gordon school.
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MARSHALL'S Christmas season decorations received more praise than ever before. Many persons passing through the cjty claimed Marshall was the finest decorated city Jthey had seen. The Detroit Free Press photographer caught a fine view'of the city's main street.
BACK IN LATE APRIL the sky was lit up for miles around when a fire raged in a wildcat well 15 miles northeast of Marshall. It raged for six and one-halt hours. The fire was on the farm of Earl Midlam, Jr. Two persons were injured.
DAIRY PRINCESS CROWNED—Dr. N. P. Ralston, director of exten-sion for Michigan,, is pictured here crowning Ruth Ann Avery as Calhoun county dairy princess for 1959. At the left is Ida McLain, who placed second., and at the right is Carol Weitzel, who placed third. 1
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1.—Attorney Reid Hatfield elected chairman of Marshall Family Counseling Board; County records 22nd traffic fatality of year wi#i
v death of Roy Abbe, 66, Rives Junction, from injuries sustained in crash on M-60, two miles east of US-27 intersection.
2.—Announcement made by the Chronicle that Santa letters again will be published; James M. Moses relinquishes chairmanship of State Civil Service Commission; Carlyle Serr, Rev. Douglas Trout, Walter Venn and Dorfnan Wigent elected Chamber of Commerce directors.
3.—Work completed on model horde in new. sub-division; announcement made that new Eaton addition will comprise approximately 28,000 square feet. *
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MARSHAL^LOSTAJ.ANDMARK^uring 1959. Pictured above is tKe old mill, off Marshall avenue, Road construction has been big news in Marshall and the area throughput 1959. This picture is of US-12 construction at I8V2 and 14-Mtle shortly before dismantling work got underway,. , Road, looking, west toward Marshall. ■ '