1945-08-02; Saline Observer
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& The Saline server VOLUME 62 SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI|pI(|%, THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 1944 NUMBER 43 IA Crash Near Luzerne Takes Lives of Three Oscar Wheeler,'Saline Druggist, Killed; Two Saline Companions In Grayling Hospital. ^"-rocked and grieved by the tt, -■ .tragic ending of a vacation .trip in the north woods, which culminated in th^ cdeath of -Oscar C. Wheeler, well known Saline druggist, and two other persons, and serious injury -to four others, two of whom are Mrs. Martin Fuoss and Charles [Jordan, also of Saline, friends here are relieved to learn that the .condition of both Mrs. Fuoss and .Mr. Jordan iis .very favorable for their ultimate recovery. The two Saline men "had gone to Luzerne a week ago on a vacation fishing trip and were accompanied by Mrs. Fuoss •.who went to visit her 'daughter, Mrs. Raymond Baker of Berkley, who with her children, were spending the summer there. The party was homeward bound Saturday caftemoon, and at an intersection on M-72, the automobile in which they were riding .and a .car .driven by Or- lin McFarland of Greenbush, collided. Mr. Wheeler was killed instantly, McFarland dy- the following day and the third ^victim, Harold Favors, Flint, died late Monday in Mercy Hospital at Grayling, where .all the injured were taken follow ing the .accident. How the collision occurred is unexplainable, as the view of each road at 'the intersection was unobscured for each driver. McFarland, who recovered consciousness before he died, declared that he saw no car in sight, and those of the Saline party say they failed to note his car approaching. Funeral services for Mr. Wheeler were held her Tuesday .afternoon at the Loekwood Funeral Home, with interment in Oakwood cemetery, Dr. Frederick Lendrum officiating. •Oyer forty years in business in Saline, Oscar C. Wheeler had made many friends and a wide acquaintance. He was born at Adair, March 4, 1873, the son of Darius and Martha Wheeler, and .after graduating froih the University School of Pharmacy at Ann Arbor, came directly to Saline and occupied the building where the Keveling drug store is now located. He was married to Miss Matilda Gross of Saline, October 4, 1899, who with five daughters, Mrs. Harold Hilsinger of Midland; Mrs. Edward Smith of Seymour, Ind.; Mrs. James Mcintosh of " Plymouth; Mrs. Grace C. Young, Saline; and 1/Sgt. Wilma Wheeler of Gowan Field, Idaho;.and one son, Oscar, Jr., of Ann Arbor, survive him. Also surviving are his sister, Mrs. Charles Spencer of Washington, D. C, and nine grandchildren. Mr. Wheeler was a member and past master of Saline Lodge, No. 133, F. & A. M., past patron qf Saline Order of Eastern Star, and a member of the Methodist church. To Establish New rise Saline Cleaners Will Be Open For Business On The Thirteenth A new establishment will open here the 13th of August, in the building on South Ann Arbor street recently vacated by Gersdd Coe and his barber shop. The Saline Cleaners, under the management of Jack .Daniels, will bring to this community a dry-cleaning and pressing service which should be of considerable interest to .Salineites who will quickly recognize the advantage of having such a service available locally. At present all dry-cleaning .and pressing work is being sent to out-of-town establishments and, of course, there is a necessary delay in the return of the garments under such an arrangement. Mr. Daniels expects to give prompt service, with special attention to spotting, cleaning and pressing and will no doubt receive the patronage which a purely local enterprise deserves. ■$ Is Our Ifaior Rol Merchants Stingy With Adrian Team Much has been said, and. much has been written thru press and radio concerning the rehabilitation of the ex- serviceman. It has been the oft expressed determination of America to provide for,, their needs, to place them in jobs and help ' 'ti §gain find themselves in civil life. ' ri A good many of our local .servicemen will, undoubt- ly, need no help. They will be returning to the farms and occupations they left when they entered the services. tj •'There may be some however, who will stand in need of the service a local agency can provide. It may be Nothing more than a bureau of information on the opportunities for self-help—educational, vocational, etc., in connection \pth,certain government agencies, perhaps. After all the encouragement and .promises that have been held out to him on his returning—it is preached from the pulpits, spoken of by Rotary, Kiwanis; mentioned in the lodges, talked about in clubs and societies- it surely seems that somethings actual should be done about it. As far as we haVe been able to determine, our community has, and is making- no concerted effort in this direction. - - , Possibly there is no needo'for it It may be that the boys returning home will be aWe to shift for themselves. That those, who are still strong and rugged mentally and- physically, will be more than glad to compete with the rest of us here at home for their place in the sun. After all, it is only a small proportion of the many millions in the service, who realy see actual combat and suffer the hell of this war. But Saline will have its share of those terribly hurt men. For those who will never again return to the firesides they left—no plans will be necessary, but the maimed and hurt and handicapped will need some little lift and it seems to us the height of ingratitude and callousness if help is notr"ptovided. We may erect our memorials and Honor Rolls and dedicate our publicworks in their honor, but if we fail to provide for their needs in some present concrete form, these other things are but a hollow mockery—indeed a pitiful expression of a lazy community's indifference. NOTICE A city paper collection will be made Saturday morning, August 4th at 9 o'clock. Please have paper bundled or boxed and on the lawn extension. William Jakad, Salvage Chairman. No Longer Need A Chicken Coop Thieves Clean Out Howard Flock While Family Sleeps Arrange For Vets Employment 17. of M. To Aid In Proposal of Office of Veterans Affairs All-Stars Allowed But One Run In Game Here Sunday Wife Brings Home Among The Tales TheBaconT They Tell The Saline Merchants sat down on the usually hard-hitting Adrian All-Stars here Sunday, when Hoeft, allowing but four feeble hits in one of the best showings he has yet made on the local diamond, chalked up another win 5 to 1. Everything was tight for six and a half innings when Hoeft, first up, hit a slow roller down the first base line and beat out a wild throw. When the inning ended Saline had chalked up two runs, then added another in the seventh and two more in the eighth. .Adrian's lone tally was scored in the eighth on a single and a stolen base and Sock's wild throw to the plate. It was probably Hoeft's best _ performance thus far this season and was a game full of thrills for the goodly crowd in attendance. Next Sunday's game here will be with the Ypsilanti Machinists which is rated plenty fast, and should provide a good contest for the Merchants. Red ration points aren't going to mean much to Robert Hamilton this winter. In fact, two tickets to the drawing at the carnival at Tecumseh; Sat- urady, have a lot more value in his opinion. It might even be boiled down to one ticket, for it's this way—Rob bought two tickets and his wife wrote her name on one and his on the other. One ticket with the right number at the drawing and Bob was the winner of a 700 pound steer, and he wasn't even there. Notified of his good fortune on Sunday he was offered $100 for the animal, but Bob said "Nothing doing. All that meat and no points! I'm keeping him." Wise fellow, for in a few months that steer will be worth a lot more not only in money, but every pound added to the animal's weight means just that many more red points in value, too. SCOUTS TO USHER AT FOOTBALL GAMES Daniel S. Ling, chairman of the ushering committee of the Washtenaw Livingston boy scout council, today announced that the Eagle and Wolf patrols of Saline Boy Scout TrOop 46 upon the recommendation of their scoutmaster, William Jakad, will assist in the football ushering service project at the University of Michigan stadium. The first three games are Sept. -15, 22 and 29th. Additional scouts from other patrols in the Saline troop may be added from time-to time. The Seitz family reunion was held on Sunday at the Huron River park near Ann Arbor with about forty members present, coming from Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Jackson, Tecumseh and Saline. Mrs. Charles Hertler received the recognition of being the oldest member present and Lorrine Jedele, daughter of Pfc. and Mrs. Lorrin Jedele, was the youngest. Emanuel Seitz of Ann Arbor was elected president; Mrs. Reuben Guenther of Ann Arbor, secretary - treasurer, and Ruth Wuerth, also of Ann Arbor, was chosen chairman of the entertainment committee for next year's reunion. THERE MUST BE A DIRTY DIVE Warning that the waters of the Saline river are not fit to bathe in, William Jakad, recreation director at the city park, says that many youngsters are using a spot just beyond the park limits for swimming and that it is a "risky piece of business." Frank Tyack, skilled mason, truck farmer and poultryman, is justly proud of his garden this summer. Last week Ms snap beans were bringing $7 p§r bushel on the Detroit market and sort of compensating for the loss of his strawberry crop last spring. In a street comer conversation switched from his tomato crop, which will soon be ripening, to the tall topic of fishing, Tyack told of the sport on Sheepshead Bay, back when he was a resident of New York City. The story came out when a Saline fisherman told of his good luck on the-river last week. We used to take a boat, said Tyack, everything furnished, fishing tackle bait and all, at so much per.- Each one threw a half-dollar - into the kitty and 'the> one catching the biggest fish got the lion's share of the pot, with the balance going to the runner-up. I won second money the last trip I made, and believe me, when we docked at the pier we had more fish than we could lug home and gave many of them away. Yep, Sheephead Bay is certainly the one place to fish, said Frank, and the Saline fisherman, the last we saw of him, was headed To Sheepshead Bay? We couldn't say. Because thieves made a clean sweep of his flock of 200 six- week-old chickens Sunday night, Charles Howard, 102 South Lewis street, canceled his advertisment in this paper for a chicken coop. The heed for, it went with the flock. C. D. Finkbeiner had a little better luck the same evening. They heard a disturbance among their flock and eaaghx the glint of a flashlight. A A program by means of couple of rifle shots sent the which any veteran can be thieves scurrying for safety, placed in employment in any but at that they didn't leave state of the union has just empty handed. They got a few. been arranged by the Office of The Finkbeiners live o.n a rural Veterans' Affairs and the Bu- route out of Clinton. Whether teau of Appointments of the it was the same party operat- University of Michigan. ing at both places has not been For many years, the Bureau determined as the Howards of Appointments of the Uni- were unaware of their loss un- versity of Michigan has met til the following morning and with pronouneed success in find- the Finkbeiners failed to get ing positions for Michigan a glimpse of the thieves at their graduates throughout the place. country. It now has personal- Police Chief Gillen and the ized contacts with between 900 sheriff's office have been ad- and 1,000 of the nation's larg-vised of the depredations and est corporations and business are at present working on the concerns, in all lines of manu- case. factoring and endeavor and, —: through arrangements with HERE, THEY COME similar bureaus in other uni- Harry Hersch.who assumed versities, has 15 co-operative proprietorship of the Saline offices throughout the country. Dairy the first of July, which Last year alone, it referred iie purchased from Herman 2,800 Michigan residents to Bredernitz, moved his family jobs of their choice m other here the 19th. -j^gy are i0_ states. It likewise has person- ^^^ at 98 Maple Road. Mr. al contacts within 69 govern- and Mrs. Hersch came here ental agencies having employ- from Ypsilanti, have three ment opportunities. daughters, Marlene, 12; Ar- How Plan Operates dale> 9j and Judy Glenil) 9 Through - the arrangement months old. The Hersches are made with the Office of Veter- very weU pleased With their ans' Affairs, the Bureau of Ap- new location and very much pointments wiU now extend its impressed with the friendliness services .to include Michigan of the townspeople. veterans. Its operations will be ■ simple: The veteran merely in- _AM) THERE THEY G0 dicates the kind of work want- ,, , ,, ..„ , -„ ed and where, specifying any f^ ™d Mrs. Alfred Drow city, large or small, anywhere, a*d family moved to Traverse and the Bureau of Appoint- 2*** Saturday to make their ments will provide personalized I1?™- D"nilS their 8-year res- letters of introduction to con- ldence, here 1X1 Sal™e> m: cems and individuals with 5.rowvhad heJn ^engineerat whom the Bureau has dealt for theL Ypsilanti State hospital, many years, and negotiate for and ™11 h.f employed in the the veteran same capacity at Traverse City. Should the veteran be unde- ^.fls° z^^f to J?™"3*? cided as to what type of posi- Sty ™-x,v We™' **$ ^ *and tion he wants or should try to ™™. William Murrell and fam- fill, the University staff will $r. ms- Murrell and Mrs- give him an aptitude test and Prow «* slste™> and ^e counseling. There will be no t**™3^ from Traverse. The charge of any sort for any of Murrells have lived here 11- these services years, vacating the Julius Counselors of councils recog- Schnirring residence, just pur- nized by the Office of Veterans' phased by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Affairs, may provide any vet- Parsons, eran with a' referral slip (O. ~ A YEAR-ROUND OPEN SEASON Fishermen will benefit by a statute effective next January 1 that will open all lakes except designated trout 'lakes north of M-46, to year-round fishing for species on which there is no closed season, shch as yellow perch, calico bass, bullheads, etc. It permits "the taking of pike from May 15 to March 15. _.*..&' LET JOY BE UNREFINED There will be no supervision of recreational activities at the "city park Saturday, due to the fact that the recreation director,. William Jakad, will be busy supervising the collection of -waste paper throughout the city that day. Read the Liner Ads NOW! . Bureau of Appointments, Dr. T. Youth Rally Here Luther Purdom, Director, 201 -. ■_ a jj. j j Mason Hall, University of Largely Attended Michigan, Ann Arbor, .Michi- gan. If a counselor desires to pro- The young people's societies vide a veteran with a letter, of Trinity . Lutheran church he should also send O. V. A. and of Salem Lutheran church Form 4. Beceause of the per- of Scio were joint hostesses to sonalized nature of the service, a youth rally at Saline park en the veteran must call in person. Sunday afternoon. About 98 If preliminary correspondence young people and their pastors is thought advisable, the coun- coming from the Lutheran selor (not the veteran) should churches at Monroe, Adrian, undertake it. Scio and Saline gathered for a social meeting and potluck sup- CITY WATER CARRIED per. It is hoped _____ four of TO FORD MILL these rallies may be held each Contamination having forced gf8*1^ the ^mvP, this being the abandonment of one of the tbe first, two wells at the Ford mill, a ~ city water line was hooked up The Saline Valley Farms f ara- there Thursday for use in the fly enjoyed a picnic supper last event of an emergency. Friday evening which featured a wedding cake in honor of the THEY HAD A PICNIC recent bride and groom, Mr. The Methodist Sunday school and-Mrs. „Alex Von Sossan. In picnic at the city park Thurs- connection with the event the day evening of last week was "family" presented the couple attended by 130 picnickers who with a "shower" of many gifts; had a grand time making use of the pack's facilities for fun making, later gathering about Since Leland Graf closed his the tables for a picnic dinner automobile repair shop on West and an old-fashioned visit. Michigan avenue he has been : — working with Owen Hoeft at •The Mexican government will the station on East Michigan control rice supplies and prices, avenue..
|Title||1945-08-02; 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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