1945-06-14; Saline Observer
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The Saline Observ VOLUME 62 SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY. MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 1945 NUMBER-36 u -» Free Labor Little Money Built Pool And Morenci City Manager Says Everybody For It A group of Saline people, largely members of the City Park Commission, made a trip to Morenci, Fridayxevening under the leadership of C. H. Osgood, chairman, for the purpose of looking over the swimming pool and gathering what information they could from City Manager Glennis Green, one of the original promoters of the swimming pool project there. Those making the trip were Mrs. Bernice Martin, Mrs. Grace Clark Orwick, Mrs. Osgood, Mrs. Max Fosdick, Mayor Alwin Gross, Edwin Her- ing, Don Burkhart, Clarence Haarer, Sam Lambarth, Clyde Lowe and Myron Gallagher. Very favorable conditions existed in Morenci in 1941 when have of course had to get along without showers and bath houses. Users of the pool have to get into their bathing togs at home and return home to get out of them. In spite of that inconvenience, five thousand persons used it last year, 300 being the largest number any one day. We have a lady in charge during the summer, and pay $100 per month for her services. It works out very satisfactorily. Out of a total appropriation, by the City, of $600 to cover from July 1, 1944 to May 1, 1945, for labor and supplies, a total of $279.81 has been disbursed." Asked "What would you do, if you had it to do over," Green replied, "Nothing. Except, perhaps, to build it bigger," and added, "This thing is a big as- Detroit Edison Will Spend Millions ..< u Right In Our Own Back Yard" Power Company Has Giant Program In The Offing % Saline Man Builds Garden Cultivators In "Leisure" Hours While it still powers the* war industries of Southeastern Michigan, greatest Allied arsenal in the world, The Detroit E3ison Company already is launched into its program for meeting One more of the many straws that show which way the wind is blowing, as regards the thinking and doing of thousands of Americans now employed in war industry, is the activity at dener applies the motive power. The cultivator shoes, teeth, or what-have-you, are pieces of metal clipped sort of diamond shape and welded together in gangs of three and five and are attached to the extreme ends of the handles. The cultivator is light, but extremely sturdy and a very necessary adjunct to an3d_ody's garden activity. Last week the shop turned out its 500th cultivator, which are being made for a jobber in Ypsilanti. This quantity production is made possible with the help of Merle Hoffman, "leisure time" arc-welder. County Group Entertained at Curtiss Home At Annual Meeting Of Historical Society The Lord is holding me up." —James Walter Wilson, aged 120, Vidalia, Ga., "oldest man in the U. S." The "MightylSeventh" Would _s*assa-_____----_-g~-a-^--^_______ BejMighty Easy, If _MMHI--*fcllWtt___Wli. ■■!_**_« f How Many Will Be Here Ten Years From Now How many people are likely to be in this community ten years from now? Are there economic resources that can be developed? How can the community do its part in the conservation of the soil? What is the best way to provide adequate medical and hospital facilities for the population? What goals should the community strive to reach in educational activites? Did you know that Michigan's lagging campaign for sale of E-bonds would go over the top in 24 hours IF you and I and other citizens transferred just 7 cents of every dollar in savings deposits into war bonds? We didn't either. Seven cents, already saved, isn't going to cost anybody anything. Invested in war bonds, it will earn 33 1/3 per cent additional return in 10 years. That's the astonishing bargain, the world's best investment, of the E-bond. We were interested in a warning from the senate finance committee, of which Senator Arthur Vandenberg is a member, that inflational pressure has reached an all-time high. The amount of money deposited in banks is tremendous. Louis J. —"Lifted" from Gene Alleman's Nims, commissioner of revenue, predicts another buying surge in Michigan as soon as reconversion is completed and consumer goods are available at stores. In the meanwhile, why not buy more bonds? Michigan Mirror on Page 2. Turn to the edtorial page 2 and read the article "Local Planning is Urged Now" as advocated by Dr. Charles E. Hoffer, professor of 'sociology at Michigan State College. set to this community and one of our greatest aids in the battle against juvenile delinquency. The community that gets along without one pays for it just the same in more ways than one." We Wuz Just Another Sucker But We Didn't Take A Very Healthy Bite the pool was built. A nearby contractor on a road job did the excavating at a cost of $75 for which he would have ordinarily charged $300. A building the city had razed, f urnshed > materials for building the forms and with four cement mixers furnished gratis, .one at each corner of the excavation, the walls were poured, in a single day when the community folks turned out and supplied the labor. A picnic dinner and an evening meal in the new park site where the pool is located, added a sort of festive touch to the occasion, and enthusiasm ran high. The total labor cost for the entire project was $687 and $1,453 were expended for materials. The pool, 100x50 ft. is 9 feet deep at one end, 18 inches at the other. The water level determines the depth of the water where the little tots splash, and cutting it down to six inches reduces the depth at the lower end to 8 feet. Seventy-five thousand gallons "of water are required to fill the pool which is drained and refilled every ten days during the three months in which it is operated. The City Water Department makes no charge fqr water service, and has an annul net of around $2,000. Morenci and Sahne have one thing in common, good, pure water. In the Morenci neighborhood are numerous flowing wells and to the south, of that lovely city a certain community is known by the name of Fountain Valley. "The outbreak of the War sort of held up the completion of our plans for the pool," Mr. Green explained to the group from Saline, as they heard his story out in front of his gas station between interruptions of waiting on patrons, "and we Pretty well fussed up last week cutting over the little sheet from 12 to 13 ems measure and adding four more pages and brightening up The Observer somewhat, we fell rather easy prey to what we and a lot of others in the community feel is a cheap racket. Two rather prepossessing fellows dropped in at a very busy moment to take up just as little of our time as they possibly could, but with the object of selling us a piece of cardboard —name our own price—bearing a replica of the discharged Serviceman's button and this inscription, "To Every Wearer of This .Button, Thanks'" The Serviceman is entitled to our undying gratitude, but not that kind of a bird who travels the country selling these cards for his personal enrichment. The pair, one of whom represented himself as a member of the American Legion, the other an ex-Serviceman who was the' beneficiary of this scheme, was told at this stop that if the latter would settle his score on the basis of a 50c payment and measure any sacrifices that he had made at a price that cheap, we would be glad to wipe our slate clean as far as he was concerned. We also informed the pair that it would be extremely dangerous for anyone to offer a half dollar as a measure of thanks to any returning Sahne Serviceman. Yes, we wuz a sucker, but then again, they wuz cheap fishermen the pent up demands for an era of peace. Millions will' be spent in expanding, reconditioning and reconverting Edison plants and f a- clities as the need for tanks, planes, ships and guns is superseded by the market for the implements of peace. The best evidence on how the Company may be expected to meet those demands is contained in the record of how it met the obligation and the challenge of war. It means litle to say that in 1944 The Detroit Edison >__!<,m- pany put 3,400,000,000 kilowat- hours of power into the life lines of industry, but it is a bit clearer when it is explained that that power was equal to the strength of 40.500.000 Jiien working eight hours a day for 300 days. In 1944 Detroit Edison produced 88 per cent more power than it did in 1939 when the war started in Europe. It accomplished that remarkable increase in production with an increase in power house capacity of only 21 per cent. It was accomplished with an actual decrease in the 'number of company employes. In 1939 The Detroit Edison Company was employing an average of 6.550 persons. In 1944 the total was down to 6,227. While other costs of living and manufacturing rose Jstead- ily through the five.year period, See Edison Page 8 odd hours of the evening, holidays and such hke, in the workshop of Henry Erskine at 103 West McKay street. Erskine is employed at the Ann Arbor plant of the Hoover Ball Bearing Company, and does a full week's work there. In the garage setting back from his house, he has a machine shop where he does welding and miscellaneous repair work for farmers of the community and others, in his so-called leisure hours. But imagination and mechanical ability—coupled to a vast ambition—have done things to him, as they have to millions of his fellows throughout the country. And now Erskine is maldng garden cultivators, and turning them out in considerable numbers as a profitable side line. Reconversion and returning veterans may or may not disrupt the steady job at the ball bearing plant, but, and this is the point we are trying to make, the Henry Erskines of America will be taking that in stride and are themselves making provision against that very day. They are riding two horses, in the event that one is shot from under them. The garden cultivator this ingenious metal worker fashions is of all metal construction. The wheel is a welded metal band; the spokes, two eliptical bands centered at the hub, through which the axle runs and is attached to the handles on either side where the gar- Swimming Pool Increase Seen In State Expert Estimates 200 WiU Be Built In Five Years After War $30,000 Of Goal Short AG TEACHERS TO MEET IN JULY The 26th annual summer conference for Michigan teachers of vocational agriculture will be held July 16-20 at Michigan State College. Dr. Harold M. Byram, professor of education and secretary of the conference committee announces. Approximately 225 persons from all sections of the state are expected to attend. Thirty Thousand Dollars Still To. Go To reach the goal of $75,000 —the quota set for Saline in- the sale of Series E War Bonds. To date Sahne sales of the various War Bonds stands as follows: Series E, $46,387.50; quota $75,000. Series F, $18.50. Series G, $6,900. li/2% and 2V_%, $13,000; all others, $90,000. . 7/8%, $35,000. Total purchased, $101,306; quota $165,000. At a meeting of the local committee held Wednesday evening it was decided that no War Bond auction, such as have been held in Saline during previous drives, would be held for the Seventh War Loan Drive. Saline has always met its responsibilities and has "gone over the top" in each drive, and committee Has every confidence that this will be done again this time. The people are urged to immediately go to the post office or either of the Saline banks and make application at once for the bonds which they will purchase to help win the war against the Japs, and to again meet the high quota assigned to our people. Behind Your Bonds Lies _he Might of America GOLD, SILVER, COPPER Billions of dollars' worth of gold, silver and copper have eom_ from the mountains of-- Montana since John White In.July, 1862, made the first' "pay" -discovery of ore on Grasshopper Creek; and Bannock Camp arose. Higher ground was located at Alder Cr«ek fee-next year, then Virginia City took the laurels and after that __elena,vtheearnp that became the capital eity^Such" resources are onls|a sra-U-'part of t_e vast resour.es Baching Hp your War Bonds. V. Si Treasury Department More than 200 public and private swimming pools will be built in Michigan within five years after the war, according to a recent study by a prominent swimming publication. "Increased stress on swimming in the armed forces, the intensive instruction program of the Red Cross and the grow^ ing pollution of open waters will result in doubling swimming f acilities everywhere," said Sylvan Hoffman, editor of Beach and Pool, who forecasts that the nation will construct about 10,000 new pools in the fi:rst five postwar years. Outdoor pools, now about 60 per cent in operation throughout the country, will show a slight gain over indoor in future construction, according to Hoffman. Tile will continue to be used extensively for pools because of its sanitary features and ease of cleaning. Chief change will be demand for new designs and more use of color he predicted. "In general, municipal pools will be larger, with wading and diving separated from swimming sections," Hoffman said. "Tile indoor pools will be in greatest demand by schools and colleges, where swimming, like other body building' exercises, will be stepped up after the war," he declared. Michigan now has about 400 pools, according to estimates of Beach and Pool. Swimming facilities of private estates, camps, hotels, schools, country clubs and pool operators, as well as municipalities, are included in this figure. The greatest number of U. S. swimming pools—an estimated 4,000 of the national total of 10,000—are owned by municipalities and counties, according to Hoffman. YMCA's, colleges, schools and hotels come next, with 2,500, while private estates claim 1,500 pools, country clubs 1,200 and commercial interests 800. Members of the Washtenaw Historical Society were guests of the Saline Library Board here Saturday afternoon. About 67 members from Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Manchester, Dexter and Sahne met at the library where they inspected the building and registered. From there they went to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Curtiss where the regular business meeting was held in the spacious recreation rooms in the basement. Professor Loreh, the retiring president, opened the meeting giving a short talk on arousng the interest of the younger people in continuing the society and stressed the need for a permanent home for the organization. Geneva Smith, secretary, told of meetings during the past year and reported a membership of 187. Treasurer's report was read and accepted. Mrs.-Hazzard, who has charge of the filing system listing residents of Washtenaw county, gave a good report of her work and urged people to co-operate in furnishing names and data for family records. Howell Taylor, custodian, reported articles of interest in connection with early history having been donated and urged contributions of old maps, books, utensils, etc. Mrs. Lloyd Catey gave a short history of the library, which was organized in 1900. She also told some historic facts about some of Saline's older buildings. The secretary read Mr. Taylor's article on the history of the Curtiss house, built in 1876 by Mr. William H. Davenport. He spoke of the style of architecture and good material used in its construction. He told of the restoring and preserving the style in remodeling. Many of the original pieces of furniture are still in use, some of which were purchased at the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia in 1876. Election of officers resulted as follows: President — Ernest Allmen- dinger, Ann Arbor. First Vice President—Walter Staebler, Ann Arbor. Second ^ice President—Mrs Lunan Seamans, Ypsilanti. Third Vice President—Mrs. Bessie Collins, Saline. Fourth Vice President—Mrs. B. F. Burtless, Manchester. Secretary and Treasurer- Geneva Smith, Ann Arbor. Custodian — Howell Taylor, Ann Arbor. Historian — Dr. F. Clever Bald, Ann Arbor. After the meeting adjourned . the guests were invited to inspect the house and grounds. Tea, coffee, cakes and wafers were served in the dining room, Mrs. Ray Niles and Mrs. Roy Rogers presiding. . Spring flowers graced the dining room table as well as the other rooms. TO OPEN SERVICE APPLIANCE STORE Frank Deede, who came to Saline three years ago and has worked at the Willow Run plant on electronic equipment, will operate a modern Radio and Appliance store at 109 East-Michigan Ave., in the Surge store, doing sales and service. Mr. Deede has been in radio work for over 20 years and operated a similar store at Carrington, N. D., until three years ago. "Our returning "servicemen! will add thousands of independent achievements on ev-| ery level of life."—James A. Emery, general counsel, Natl. Assn. of Manufacturers.
|Title||1945-06-14; 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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