1937-08-26; Saline Observer
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r|Vf TT"? SALINE OBSERVER VOLUME 56 SALINE. WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1937 NUMBER 47 To he of Bond - Forbes School Centennial Celebrated Thursday, August 19; Two Hundred Enjoy Splendid Program. Service to You Is a Pleasure To Us The aline Savings Bank The One Story Bank On the Corner What About Fertilizer We have been very careful in selecting our brands of Fertilizers and feel we have what it takes to produce bumper crops, when other conditions are considered. Use Welch "Independent Plant Foods" with ground tobacco stems Or Swift's "Red Steer" non-acid forming Fertilizers And I think you will agree there are none better. Delouse your poultry nature's way—in the dust box. More simple—most effective. If you wish to get those hogs to market in a hurry, use Hominy, made from pure white corn. Cole's Feed Store PHONE 47 SALINE LESS THAN 3 Cents a Week FOR HOME NEWS THE BEST NEWS ON EARTH! DONT DELAY . . . ! SUBSCRIBE NOW 4 months 5§c 8 months $1 One year $1.50 Don't Lose Time With a Worn-Out Binder SPEED is essential at silo-filling time—it pays to have a corn binder you can depend on for sure, steady performance. Don't try to get along with an old, worn-out binder—an investment in a new McCormick-Deering is more than worth while. The McCormick-Deering is available in vertical and horizontal types, and there is a specal vertical binder for use where corn is short. Both have a reputation for good work under all sorts of conditions. They get all the corn and bind it tightly in evenly butted bundles. Herman PHONE 33 inmger SALINE The centennial, cf the Bond-Forbes school was - field on the school grounds Thursday, August 19th. The hard rain of Tuesday prevent- ted the farmers in the district from threshing so they turned out in full force with trucks, sedans, and pickups to collect relics, tables, lumber, chairs and other equipment necessary for the success of the occasion. The morning dawned threatening' rain but cleared later and perfect August weather prevailed throughout the day. At about 10 O'clocK the people with well-filled baskets record book' was held at this school house October 2," 1837, "for the pur- ,pose of organizing according to the late Act." David Brown, Moderator. • George Partridge, Clerk, j At the next meeting Julius Crittenden was chosen Assessor and George Partridge, Director. It was voted to have school kept four months by a man teacher to commence on the third Monday in November. Wood was to be of "white oak, hickory, white ash, beech, suffer maple, either or all of them at began to gather and it was a jolly crowd that sat down to enjoy dinner, visit with old friends and schoolmates with the lively orchestra mil** sic lending its inspiration. Two hundred were present. j The president of the reunion, Albert Gall, then called the meeting to j order for the routine business, which ! consisted of secretary's and treasur- ! er's reports and election of officers. This last part was rushed through at top speed resulting in the reelection of present incumbents. President—Albert Gall. Vice President—Adolph Stierle; Secretary—Mrs. Edna Cammet. Treasurer—Julia Gordon. It was voted to hold the next: reunion in two years, the third . Thursday in August, 1939. The j president then turned the meeting; over to the program committee, Ar- i thur Lutz acting as chairman, and j the following program was given, j Community Singing —Miss Katherine Briggs, song leader; Mrs. Merritt Martin, accompanist. Welcome—Bruce Cammet. •Poem, "Time Hath Its Epochs" (William M. Gregory)—Mary Greg- orv Every. Musical Number, Junior Collins, Duane Robison. "Girls of Long Ago"—Patricia Gleason. Memories of the Bond-Forbes School—Elf a Collins Munroe. "The Old Spinning Wheel," "School Days"—Katherine Briggs, . accompanied by Mrs. Merritt Martin. School History—Julia Gordon. Recognition of oldest pupil. Recognition of youngest pupil. Recognition of earliest teacher. America. The oldest pupils proved to be Miss Louise Tower, 90 years old, of Ann Arbor and Mr. Silas Briggs, 86, of Saline. The youngest pupil enrolled last June was little Bruce Cammet, who gave the welcome. Mrs. Adell Forbes McCrumb of Flint had the honor of being the earliest teacher present, having taught in 1891. However, later in the day Mrs. Hattie Carson Rouse, who taught in 1885, arrived for a short stay. The honored ones were cheered and presented with snap-shots of the school house. The poem, "TimeHath its Epochs," read by Mary Gregory Every, was written by her grandfather, William M. Gregory, a prominent person in the school history and known as the "Poet of Washtenaw County." Many of his poems are in the possession of his granddaughter, Miss Minnie Ruckman. Katherine Briggs, who sang two solos in her usual pleasing manner,- is the granddaughter of Dexter Briggs, who attended the Bond school in 1865. - -. Just as the program was started, what should appear on the scene but a horse and buggy with an apparently old couple who had evidently had a long ways to come, hut as "the old gray mare ain't what she used to be" they were a trifle late. The occupants proved to be Oren and Patricia Gleason. The rig furnished much amusement- and several joy rides were enjoyed. Alberta Robison, Lucille Kohler and Ellen Gleason. dressed in old-fashioned clothes, passed programs. Sports for boys and girls were conducted by committees of older children in the district. It was nearly six o'clock and the men were engaged in an exciting game of baseball when their wives reminded them that there was "milking to do." There was then a scurrying to dismantle the decorations, return borrowed property and return home carrying pleasant memories of the Bond-Forbes Centennial. History of Bond-Forbes School '.-'There is no record of the building "of the little log school house, located fat the foot of the hill on the north side of the road across from the present site, which was used for several years. The first meeting recorded in the the price of sixty-three cents per cord and each man to furnish ac- eording to the valuation of his property." Eighty dollars was to be raised to defray expenses for the ensuing year. District number 4 then comprised parts of sections 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 27 and 28. In January, 1838, plans were made to build a new school house arid 5300.00 was to be raised to build this, school. This was to be built "on the opposite side of the road between Samuel Bond's north line and the break- off near the brook on Enos Reynold's land where the district board of officers shall see fit." However. th.* site was not used as records show later. In 1839 tlie first mention of District No. 8 was made, Number 4 being previously used. *riAt this time it was voted to have three months winter school, alsr "that for each scholar one-half core? of stove wood be furnished two feet long, white ash or hickory;" also, "that the teacher board with those who send to school;" voted, "that wc determine by lot the order in which the wood shall be furnished, such list be handed by the Directors to the teacher." This list included: 1. J. Annin; 2, J. Forbes; 3, Wm. Gregory; 4. Lewis Phelps: 5, David Brown: 6, H. Hovey; 7, G. Partridge: 8. Henry Sherman; 9, E. Reynolds: 10. S. (Hulbert; 11, W. Corbett; 12, Samuel Crop; 13, J. Crittenden; 14, Samuel Bond: 15, H. Davidson. September 29, 1857. the following resolution was offered by Joshua Forbes: "Resolved, That we will not build a new ~ school house on the present site." Carried. "Resolved, That a committee of five be appointed by viva voce to ascertain where and on what terms a new site can be obtained for a school house." This committee was composed of J. B. Lewis, Samuel Wood, Milan Kidder, Edward Mitchell and William Gregory. At the next meeting the committee reported that Augustus Bond had offered to give the District one acre of land directly east of the burying ground lying on the road and that Morgan Elliott would sell one acre on the road adjoining Mr. Bond's orchard for the sum pf forty-five dollars including stone sufficient for -underpinning and a well. This latter offer was accepted and the money was to be raised by tax together with two hundred dollars for building the. school house. A committee composed of J. B. Lewis, Joshua Forbes and L. M. Phelps was appointed to visit school houses and present plans for the new building. William Gregory was Director at tins time. This new school house was to be "26 by 36 feet and the wails to be 12 feet in height, said house to be built of wood on a substantial wall of stone laid on lime and mortar 3 feet in height and 18 inches in thickness to extend 2 feet below the surface, the lime and mortar to extend 4 inches below the surface. 25 seats to be arranged in parallel rows lengthwise of the-house. Said seats to front opposite the entrance door except the two end seats next .the entry on the outside rows, which are to front the stove. That we build a balloon frame. (This was rescinded later). Resolved, the shingles shall be of pine first quality. The roof of boards of oak one inch thick and 8 inches wide, straight edged and laid close together, that the ceiling be of whitewood," etc., etc. The remaining specifications were made with the same care and, precision evidenced by these pioneers in' all their business dealings. The reeords show a total of seven hundred and fifty dollars raised for building the new school house, which was finished about 1860. At this time' a fence was built with a large gate in the middle of the roadside and stiles at each end next the road. In 1878 the school was reseated at a cost of $105.00- There were two (Concluded on page two) Remembered Saline By Many Bequests The Late Nathan Sordine's Will Admitted to Probate; Church, library and Others to Benefit. The will of Nathan Bordine was allowed and filed in probate court, Ann Arbor, August 23rd. The bequests were mainly to his brother, Levi Bordine, of Milan, his sister, Mrs. Levina Darling of Omaha, Neb., and to a number of nephews and nieces. Of interest locally are the following: The sum of five hundred dollars to the Federated church; five hundred dollars for the perpetual maintenance of the mausoleum in Oak- wood cemetery; his books to the Saline Public Library; his home and furnishings to Miss Nettie Simmons, who cared for him in his last years; the sum of two hundred dollars to Miss Doris Nieth__mmer; and his old two-seated surrey to Henry Ford for his museum. It was indeed thoughtful of Mr. Borotine to remember the church, cemetery and library, showing as he did a deep appreciation of the privileges enjoyed in this community during his long, useful life. It is an example that might well be followed by others when they come to leave on that last, long journey. Another Warning Issued To Delinquent Taxpayers Response to First Appeal to Pay Up Has Been Very Good, Gundry Says. Issuing a note of warning to delinquent taxpayers, Auditor General George T. Gundry again calls attention to, the fact that after September first, the delinquent taxpayer will, automatically, come under the provisions of Act 28, passed by the 1937 legislature, an Act which leaves no option to public officials on the matter of property delinquent for taxes. After September first, Mr. Gundry points out "If the 1936 taxes are not paid in full, and if the matured installments of 1932 and prior years have not been paid, and if the first installment of 1933, 1934 and 1935 taxes have not been paid, (prior to September first), the taxpayer has completely lost his opportunity to take advantage of the ten payment plan. "If payments are made before September first, there is a saving in fees amounting to 34*4% on 1933 tax. 25%% fees on 1934 tax, and 16%% fees on 1935 tax." The penalty for default of any installment is that the entire balance of the tax is offered for sale at the next tax sale, which is in May, 1938. County treasurers, continues Mr. Gundry, are greatly encouraged by the response to the state and county advertising concerning delinquent tax collections and it is anticipated that by the time September first is reached, that the total delinquency for taxes will be substantially reduced. In The Morning Mail Omaha, Neb., Aug. 17, 1937. Mr. Wilson, Dear Sir: Inclosed you will find postal order for my yearly subscription. This has not been quite as hot a summer as usual Twice it has registered 103 and 104 degrees, "while in previous years 114 and 115 degrees. A short time ago I took a 500-mile auto trip through the farming country of Nebraska. Never saw crops look more beautiful Many fields contained 100 and more acres. Never- the-less I have learned since many parts have been hit by hail, grasshoppers and drought Tours, Ida A. Wood. CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank our friends and neighbors, also the Bridgewater and Saline Fire Departments who so kindly assisted us in our recent fire. Mr. and Mrs. John Boettner. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mann. CARD OF THANKS We wish to extend Our thanks to the'neighbors and friends for their thoughtful kindness during the illness and death of Mrs. Mattison. D. B. Mattison and children. SALINE CITY TAXES DUE I will be at thfe Citizens Bank on Saturday, August 28, to receive' city taxes. This will be the only up town date; may be paid at my home at any other time. Frank .Camburn, Treasurer. To tell it is to sell it. THE OBSERVER LINERS Classified Advertising 6c per line first insertion. «c per line each subsequent insertion. MINIMUM CHARGE. 25 CENTS Lest you forget, we say it yet, anyone may have The Observer four years for §5.00. 25% is-big interest on your money. For Sale—Farm horses. Auto Company. Wiedman For Sale—Apples, 15c a peck, phone 191-F11. 46tf Wolverine Shoes wear longer, cosl no more. At Parsons*. Tung-Sol Radio Tubes. Tubes tested 'free. Stevens & Bush. For Sale—Harvest apples. Fred R. Braun, phone 183-F31. 46 Use Good Luck Laying Mash Saline Mercantile Company. For Sate—Early Evergreen sweet corn, 1c per ear.- John Hack. W. E. Dietiker, licensed cmbalmer and undertaker. Phone 175-F2. For Rent—Furnished apartment Herman Bredernitz, phone 270. For Sale—Two O. I. C. brood sows. Charles Schultz, phone 257-F2. 47 For Sale—Kitchen range in good condition. 207 S_ Ann Arbor St Dr. Hess' Stock and Poultry Tonic now on sale by Saline Mercantile Co. For Sale—Peaches for eating and canning now ready at Saline Valley Farms. See or write Toonan & Johnson, Milan, for demonstration of Schult house trailer. 48 For Sale—Three sows with 6-7-8 pigs. Bruce LeBaron, 4 miles south of Saline on Milan road- Sand, gravel,, cinders, rock, black dirt, manure. General trucking, ashes. Call phone 223-F3 27tf Some handsome new colors, Women's Silk Hose, Service and Chiffon weights, 69c, at Parsons'. For Sale—Building lot on South Harris street. Splendid location. Mary Morden, phone 247. Make a five-gallon test of Ford "Benzol" today. Now for sale by the Wiedman Auto Company. For Sale—Screened gravel, immediate delivery, from Seyler's pit Phone 780-F3 or 23875, Ann Arbor. Still time to fill your coal bin at reduced prices. Orders promptly filled. Muir Hardware. Hardware, Coal, Paints. Parmak Electric Fence Unit, controls 25 miles fence; all you need is a Hot-Shot Battery. Come in for demonstration. Cole's Feed Store. Eyes examined. Best glasses made at lowest prices. U of M. graduate 45 yrs. in practice. Dr. L. O. Gibson, Oculist, 549 Packard St. Ann Arbor For Sale—Three-piece bedroom suite, springs and mattress, 3 rocking chairs and 6 dining chairs. Mrs. Mable Case, 214 South Ann Arbor street. Radio Service. All makes, parts and tubes; also gas, oil and accessories, groceries, candy, tobacco. Art's Service Station, Saline-Pleasant Lake Roads. Saline phone 181-F13. For Sale—1 3-yr.-oid fresh Jersey cow, calf by side; 1 6-yr.-old Jersey cow, calf by side; 2 Holstein fresh cows, calves by sade; several springer heifers and cows. Ambrose Ernst, phone 190-F2. REWARD DEAD OR ALIVE Farm animals removed promptly Highest prices always -paid. Phone collect to Ann Arbor 2-2244. Central Dead Stock Co. 34tf 19S2 FOSD TUDOR 1930 FORD COUPE 1932 CHEVROLET TRUCK 1929 CHEVROLET COACH COOK MOTOR SALES Authorized Chevrolet Dealers Lost—On highway between Fred Ernst -farm and -Bridgewater, reel ratchet pipe dies. $5.00 reward. C. F. Ernst, Bridgewater. • BARGAINS TN TRACTORS Used Farmall with new tractor guarantee; several 10-20 tractors, several good -used McCormick com binders. Herman Heininger, phone 33. Exchange your wheat for Hayden Flour at Tecumseh. Receive, in addition to the best flour we know how to mill, a- beautiful set of dishes free. This is one of the most amazing opportunities you will hear of in a long time. Think of it, positively free, a 32 piece set of dinnerware, that retails nowhere for less than S6.95, given to you with our compliments, just to get you to try our flour. "If once you try it, you'll always buy it"- HAYDEN FLOUR MILLS, TECUMSEH. ASK THE MAN Who is using ALL-MIX 42% Concentrate to make his Growing Mash or Laying Mash, why he likes it, as one word from him is worth ten words from us. We can give you the names of many who are rising ALL-MIX because it suits them and saves them money. One sacfc makes five sacks of Laying Mash or six sacks of Growing Mash.._ ALL-MIX is all concentrate—no filler, not even bran or mids. It is packed in an air, moisture and light proof sack to protect the full Protein and Vitamin strength at all times. It's always tresh, Tou will like ALL-IOK 42%, teo. Money back if not satisfied. Saline Mercantile Company.
|Title||1937-08-26; Saline Observer|
|Publisher||LeBaron & Nissly|
|Description||An issue of the Saline, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Began publication in 1880. No longer published.|
|Subject/Keywords||Saline (Mich.) - Newspapers; Washtenaw County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
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