1945-06-28; Saline Observer
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i The Saline Observe VOLUME 62 SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 1945 NUMBER 38 Park Commission Adopts New Plan Oval Bowl Designed By Herring To Cut Pool Cost 60 Pet. The .City.Park Commission at .a meeting in the high school Tuesday evening had presented ior their consideration .a new type of swimming pool by Chairman C. JH. Osgood. The .plans as submitted are a radical departure from the conventional designs of swimming and wading poolp in .general. They are the brain-child of Edwin Heririg and are a marvel of simplicity and adaptability to most .any "location. The conventional design of straight walls that Tequire so much excavating and the building of forms, is entirely eliminated, and the cost of -construction "is reduced to a minimum. A pool such as this can be built at a much lower cost than the pool the Commission visited at Morenci, and will cover twice the ground. Oval "in design, 150 feet in length, by 75 feet in width, it slopes toward the center from all sides like a giant soup-toureen. Shallow wading pools are constructed at each end for the little tots and are separate from the main pool so that the water of one cannot mingle with that of the others. The depth of the main pool runs from a foot at the rim to a depth of 4 to 6 feet, or whatever is finally determined upon, and the plan calls for a diving raft centrally located. The striking thing about this design of Hering's lies in its simplicity and there is the wonder why someone had not hit upon the idea before. It is, in the opinion of competent engineers, See Swimming Pool Page 3 There'll Be Music Detroit Planning In The Air Tonight For World's Fair When the Milanaires Revive Barbershop Harmony Here Committee of 100 Already Busy On Preliminaries What To Do With Our Waste Paper Is Query of Those Who Dislike To Destroy It ¥igorous Rivalry Among Towns Air Park Ways Being Sought By Many While it is apparent that the Japs are licked, whether they - know it or not, it is equally ap- . parent that the war in the Pacific . may drag out for some consider- " -able time.- But the merefact that. .. we are approaching a period of ■ peace should arouse any commu- • nity to what may transpire in that post-war period and cause • it to plan accordingly. Any community is lame that is not taking into account the mighty development of air transport and what it will mean at the war's ending. Any coxnmunity which fails in its fiscal policy to provide a sinking fund against what the future may demand, is piling up a great liability. As Manferd Burleigh says in regard to a World's Fair in Detroit, "We must raise our sights," so too, does the lesser cities and towns need to clear the scales from their eyes and the dust from their brains and do some mighty straight thinking. We are not of that ilk who are obsessed with the idea that to build one's community it is necessary or even desirable to strive to bring in new industry. Far better, in our judgment, to make the most of what we have, improve the local facilities for more abundant living and Iseep just a leetle mite ahead of the times. There is communal fun in that kind of living and the town that practices it will never become dull even to its oldest inhabitant. After all wars come new development. The railways follow- ' ing the Civil War, the automobile following World War I. It will be the flying machine after World War H. Read this in "Planes", the official publication How is waste paper being salvaged in Saline.? It is a question that many have been asking, and as a result we are passing it along for the answer. Recently a business man told us of a circular letter he had received with instructions to "hand it to your local newspaper" ior publicizing. We asked "him if he knew who or what organization was handling waste paper, and he was in the dark as much as two ladies we met one day, their arms filled with magazines, headed for the ash pile. "We know it is a shame to "burn them," they .told us, "but we can't keep them around forever, and we don't know who to notify to pick them up or where to take them." Here at The Observer we have been holding several cartons of waste paper" and on Monday disposed of them to several boys who were out with their wagon gathering it up and storing it in their father's garage. They said there was no drive on, but that they were storing it up for the next school drive. Undoubtedly this is the very lowest ebb in the paper situation and it is extremely acute. Many lines of paper and cover stock have been entirely eliminated and the need for waste paper is greater right now than at any tme. during the war. So much paper material is being used for purposes never thought of before the war, that, added to the .abnormal demands for the regular lines of stock, the supply just doesn't balance up. There would still be an acute shortage if we salvaip.d every scrap. And not doing that makes it "acuter." When we burn waste paper and fail to dispose of it at its cash value, we lose the opportunity to bring solid comfort to many convalescent servicemen as set forth in an advertisement on page two of this paper. Disregard for these little things—and little things sometimes mean so much to the men in service—is one of the reasons tfiey may feel that the people back home "don't care.' Leave your whiskers on 'til the momin' John, for I won't work a minute looooonger—! and accordingly a vast majority, if not all the barbers in Sahne, will shut up early tonight and hie themeslv.es to the basement of the City Fire Hall where the American Legionaires will play host to Howard "Fritzie" LeBaron and his Barbershop Quartette, who harmonize under the fanciful name of "The Milanaires." Devotees of the S.P.E.B.S.Q. S.A., who have promulgated the program for this night, do not, however, limit the attendance of barbers alone, but ehiphatically declare they want anyone there who has a taste for the blending of male voices in song or may have a yen to harmonize barbershopically. SPEBSQSA, which exudes a hint of more alphabetical soup, and may tend to alienate the interest of the old conservatives, Is really rather New Deal- ish in that it is a short cut for a really long name. .Che Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartette Singing In America, Inc. The Milanaires, who by the way, were a feature on the program- of the implement dealers of Wayne and Washtenaw counties at their meeting at the Saline Hotel Tuesday night, are charter members of Milan Chapter No. 39 and are affiliated with the national organization whosw code of ethics aspires to preserve for its members and for all future generations of prospective members the sacret. right of men to seek haven from the burden of their daily cares through indulgence in old- fashioned vocal quartette harmony. They are restrained from accepting membership of those who are not congenial and who do not love harmony and have agreed to refrain from forcing their songs upon unsympathetic ears. Reads the Code: We shall by our stimulus of good music and vocal harmony endeavor to spead the Spirit of Harmony throughout the world"; render.- all possible altruistic service ^ through the medium of barbershop harmony, and shall, in our daily tasks, devote our best energies to Win the War and The Peace. In short, they would sing their way into the hearts of the peoples of the world, and you will be welcome along with those barbers tonight. Preliminary studies are being conducted by a group of De- troiters for a World's Fair in Detroit after the War. • The group which will function as "Detroit's World Fair Com- rnittee of 100" has declared that no world's fair could be complete without the co-operation of the industries and talents which have made Detroit great and therefore it is simply logical and timely to hold a fair on Detroit's home grounds. Joining with business and in- dustial leaders, both the UAW- CIO and the AFL have endorsed the fair and have pledged their active assistance in making it a .reality. The idea of holding a world's fair originated with a group of Detroit business leaders two y^ars ago. Since then numerous meetings have been held to discuss all aspects of conducting such an enterprise. Studies are now in progress to determine the extent of financing required for the fair. The committee, likewise, is_ reviewing the records of prveious fairs and carrying on informal discussions with foreign countries and industries, relative to their participation in a fair in Detroit. Says Manferd Burleigh, presi- rent and general manager of the Great Lakes Greyhound Lines, Inc.: "Detroit stands at the most critical point in its entire history- A World's Fair could mean .is..new turn of the road for our city. It could be the means of real community co-operation which will mark the beginning of a new and greater Detroit. We must set our sights higher." Saline's close proximity to the dynamic city of Detroit makes it of considerable interest because a World's Fair that close to our community would affect us greatly. The Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago drew 39,000,000 people! The influx of visitors would naturally overflow for miles around and labor and industry would hum with the preparations for such a great undertaking. Peacetime air travel - will bring London within 12 hours of Detroit; the most distant point on the globe within .less than 50 hours! Go ahead, Detroit! Stage your great World's Fair for the postwar period. It probably will not cost the surrounding towns and cities anything, but they will stand to reap a harvest in the way of up-lift and spirit that will take many years to dissipate. Heave Ho! Saline! .roan . ^ ™©K_iTif WAR LOAN Welcome Awaits Old Employees Returning Servicemen Gixen Job Assurance By Vtility Company Larry Towe Shows Campus Pictures Rotary Guest To Quit V. of M. Publicity Post "Michigan on Parade was shown local Rotarians at their meeting at The Tavern last Thursday. The sound pictures revealed many of the new buildings on the campus and explained at considerable length the many activities of the University in training officers for the armed forces—soldiers, sailors and marines, various mechanical aids, literary and athletic features, all of which combined to depict the herculean tasks accomplished by Michigan's pride —the U. of M. The films were made under the supervision of Larry Towe, director of publicity at the University, who previous to taking on that work was publisher of The Jonesville Independent and will again enter newspaper work the first of August, having purchased a county seat paper in northeastern Calif ornia. His assistant, Will Scott, accompanied him to Saline. Soldiers representing three branches of the service were guests—T/4 Dean Burkhardt, Ens. Max C. Collins and Sgt. John E. Anderson. James E. Kelly of Ann Arbor came with Max Fosdick. Don Ford, Clarence Haarer and President Arthur Heininger made a few remarks about their trip to the district meeting of Rotarians at Windsor, Ont., recently. After driving around the city Don got thirsty and asked a policeman where one could get some water and was told that if he'd turn to the right at the corner and go down the one-way street plenty would be furnished him. Paul Lambarth of the Ypsilanti State hospital, who recently became a member, received his lapel button, and all sang "Happy Birthday To You" in rcognition of the birthday anniversary of Frances Lock- wood. What Do WE Do? of the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America: -The greatest landing facility development program in avia- ' tion history apparently now is ' underway throughout the Unit- • ed States as indicated by marked increase in requests for plan-' ning guidance received by government and private aviation agencies. .'- Reports of seven regional field offices of the Civil Aeronautics Administration reveal that an average of 1600 individual consultations are being held monthly by CAA field engineers with municipal officials and prhr-. ate individuals on landing fa-" cility plans. This is twice the activity experienced a year ago and does not include consultations between local 'officials and private See Air Plans Page 3 pAMILIES of the boys fig&ting the Japs are the best bond buyers. If they don't think they have done enough by giving a boy, then we should certainly lend our money and put the Mighty 7th over BIG! Just. $10,500.50 to finish even. /The boys don't fight for us on that basis. What Do We Do? * Pre-War Hammond Is Newest Market Challenge Dean Hammood Sells Plane Rights To Henry Kaiser Following is. a report from Aviation News on .the pre-war Hammond plane, written by Alexander MeSurley; under the caption "Decade-Old Hammond Lightplane is Newest Market Challenge." . . ' Twin tailboom pusher of 1934, born in Ypsilanti, was ahead of time—now emerges- from obscurity to become post-war Kaiser project—prophetic progress is foretold. . _ One of the easiest-flying airplanes ever built—according to pilots who have flown it—the Hammond is slated for a potent post-war comeback, this time: as a five-place personal plane, Plans for the return of 1200 Detroit Edison Company employes on military leave from the Company have been completed, James W. Parker, president, announced today, "we are most anxious to welcome them back." "Our plans recognize three simple facts," Mr. Parker said. "Veterans do not wish to be segregated and treated as a group apart; each veteran is anxious to resume his own individuality, each has his own ambitions and hopes; while im- medate reemployment is vital to him, he is more concerned with the years ahead." In a message to each employe in the service, the company is now advising that he will be restored to his former position or, if qualified, to the position to which he would have been raised by promotion had he not been away. His wage rate will include raises granted to his job while he has been in service. If the man's position has been discontinued, the company will endeavor to find another position of like seniority, status and pay. Life insurance, retirement plan benefits, immediate vacation with pay and sick leave benefits will automatically be restored. Other benefits, such as additional insurance and hospital and surgical insurance coverage for the family, will be available to him if desired. The company has selected James F. O'Brien and assigned him to the employment bureau as veterans' coordinator whose full-time job wil be concerned with restoring veterans to their former jobs and assisting them in solving any individual readjustment problems which may arise. "Mr. O'Brien has a long background of service with the company and is a veteran of World War I," Mr. Parker sflid. "Apprentice training courses will be accelerated twenty per cent for returned veteran employes who were enrolled before leaving for military service. Our plans are flexible and designed to offer the best opportunity we can to each veteran in helping him to take his position in civilian life. We recognize that no one pattern will fit the needs of all. Some men will want refresher courses, some will have acquired new skills, others will wish to complete their apprenticeship training courses, and some will require and receive special consideration because of wounds or illness contracted in the service," Parker said. ^ instead of a two-place ship, as in the original form as reported in Aviation News last week. Dean Hammond, designer of the plane, ; has sold its post-war manufacturing rights and signed a contract with Henry Kaiser to produce a post-war model to be called Kaiser-Ham- ond. W-hat the decade-old Hammond will become in the postwar vfersion is still a matter of conjecture. But even on the strength of first reports, any appraisal of the post-war plane -field - from now on must take very seriously under consideration' the force which this plane, may be, as a combined prodljction know-how and finances of Henry Kaiser anil the admitted engineering genius of Dean Hammond. ..Mr. and Mrs. Leo Westphal had a letter from their son, Coxswain Herbert Westphal, about two weeks ago in which he-^inf ormed them that he had been_iosptialized for a couple of weelcs but at the time of .writing was up and about. _Je had been in the invasion of Jwo Jima and •Olap-twa.
|Title||1945-06-28; 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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