1946-07-25; Saline Observer
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«,'. The Saline Observer VOLUME 63 SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, " THURSDAY, JULY 25, 1946 NUMBER 42 The Dog Days Are Here And Most Everyone Gets Mad When He Gets Bitten The CAP Cadet program, recipient of proceeds from the show, is credited with 10,000 enlistments from Michigan in the Army Air Forces during the war. Miller's Daughter In Biblical Wheat Field Industry On The Move ToTheSmaUerTown& CORP. WURSTER HOME FROM SOUTH PACIFIC DISCUSS IMPROVEMENT OF RURAL HOMES Dog days are here. This is the open season of rabies and hydrophobia. When your turn comes to be bitten is not predictable, but with stray dogs at large, the probability is present. The dog that may bite you may not be mad, but then again he may be. Dr. Gordon Prout issues the warning against stray dogs, in view of the fact that several persons have been bitten recently. Last year there was a quarantine on dogs. There is a law now against dogs running at large. The law was devised for.the protection of the public. Controlling rabies is merely the controlling of dogs. Sounds simple, but- is difficult. Sentimental consideraton for dogs and other factors interfere with well-intended quarantine restrictions, dog ordinances and regulations. While most species of animals, including man, may become infected, the spread of hydrophobia is usually through the dog. It is not necessarily a seasonal disease, but it is more prevalent during warm weather because then the dogs travel most. A dog, bitten by a rabid animal, may not develop rabies for weeks or even months after introduction of the virus.- By that time the dog may be many miles from the location where infected. He then starts a rampage of his own. Actual reports show dogs travel as far as 60 miles while engaged in biting animals and persons." Control of rabies, however,' will never be effective until the movement-of dogs is restricted; stray dogs eliminated; dog. laws, ordinances and regulations obeyed and due regard given to dog quarantines. If the disease kills a child,' that is' a tragedy which we must charge to our own unwillingness to comply with sane, even though irksome, restrictions. The Southwest Lodi Farm Bureau met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hieber, Thursday evening. Improving Rural Homes was the topic of. discussion, led by Emerson Heaussier. Ice cream and • cookies were served at its conclusion and euchre games followed. The August 15th meeting will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Klumpp. Death Comes To Mrs. Gordon 'j** 'A ■* Resident of Hammond Succumbs After Long Illness V-'l -:' » ■ MICHIGAN AIR SHOW AT SELFRIDGE FIELD The Michigan Air Show, largest air show ever to come to Michigan, will be held at Selfridge, Field, Mt. Clemens, on Saturday and. Sunday, August 10 and 11. Sponsored by the Michigan Wing Civil Air Patrol for the benefit of its cadet training program, the show will feature the celebrated 56th Fighter Group, commanded by Col. Dave Schilling, and a special group of pilots and planes organized by the Army Air forces for this exibition. The spectacular P-80 jet-propelled Shooting Star will make its first -appearance in Mchigan during the show. B-29 Super Forts, B-25 Mitchell Bombers-, A-26 Invader Attack Bombers, P-51 Mustangs, P-47 Thunderbolts and C-54 Skymasters will also take part. An exhibition flight by a radio-controlled target plane, helicopter demonstrations, mass maneuvers, acrobatics, group parachute jumps, simulated aerial combat, strafing runs and special flying exhibits will be worked into the three-hour afternoon show using AAF and CAP planes." Showings of combat films, plane and equipment exhibits and intertainment features will start at 10:00 o'clock each morning and continue until the start of the air show at 1:30 p. m. Gates will open at 9:30 a. m. each day. The closing ceremony for each day's show will be the review of the 200 Civil Air Patrol Cadets stationed at Selfridge Field for their Summer Encampment. Admission is $1.20, including tax, and tickets are being sold throughout the state hy CAP Squadrons and Cadets. Children under twelve, accompanied hy adults, will.be admitted free of charge. Mrs. Roberta Gordon passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Max Goffe, Ann Arbor, Thursday morning, after a prolonged illness. She was well- known throughout this community where she had resided for 36 years, and was an active member of the Methodist church and of the Willing Workers. Born in Dundee, January 13, 1886, she was the daughter of Forest and Myra Goldsmith and was married to Walter Gordon in October, 1909. Funeral services were held here Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Lockwood Funeral Home, Rev. Bertram Ede of Mvinith, a former pastor of the Saline Methodist church, officiating, assisted by Rev. R. S-. Hocking. Burial was made in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Gordon was a correspondent for the Saline Observer and wrote the weekly news letter from the Hammond District for many years. Survivors include her husband, Walter Gordon of Willow road; two daughters, Mrs. Goffe," Ann Arbor and Mrs. Robert Puterbaugh, Dayton, O.; three sons, Bruce Gordon, Lansing; Clark D. Gordon, Saline; and Kerry W. Gordon, Wayne; two brothers, Oliver Goldsmith, Melvindale, and George Goldsmith of Milan; five sisters, Mrs. Nora Harper-Shaw, Vermillion, G.; Mrs. Edna Yoder, Romulus; Mrs.' Walter Greashaber, Milan; Mrs. Myra Saffell, Ann Arbor, and Mrs. Wilham Krueger, Louisville, Ky., and seven grandchildren. THURSDAY'S STORM CAUSES TRAFFIC MISHAP Miss Mary Jane Hayden, daughter of Perry and Elizabeth Hayden, founders of the well-known "Biblical Wheat" Demonstration, surrounded by the world-famous "Dynamic Kernels." Miss Hayden is a living symbol of the renowned project, which started from a cubic inch of wheat planted in 1940, and has grown to 2,666 acres in 1946, after deducting a 10% tithe each year and replanting the balance. Through tke ir-^,_- ration pf this project, she was led to dedicate her life to Christ. Miss Hayden is now training at Wheaton College (Illinois) for service in the foreign mission field. The sixth and final harvest of this great Religious Tithing Demonstration'will be held in a colorful free ceremony at tbe Adrian Fair Grounds on Thursday, August 1st. r _n.*™w ' s«* .*&*. »» /■ as_*>. ST****, ■*_, * *■ # &?V*S An I. H. C. pickup truck driven by Charles Baker, Jr., Ann Arbor, struck the rear of a car ahead of it near the intersection of State Street and M- 112 Thursday night about 10:30, during a storm. A man with Baker, v Geyer by name, whose head struck the windshield, received cuts about the head and an injury to his back. He was taken to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital for treatment. The car struck by the truck was one occupied by Lillian Burgan and Gladys Benfield, Saline, who were on their way home from Ann Arbor. Both suffered back and neck injuries and minor bruises and were treated at Saline General Hospital. Both car tmd truck were badly damaged. STATE HOSPITAL ANNUAL PICNIC The annual picnic of employees and former employees of Ypsilanti State Hospital which was held July 20th on the hospital grounds, w__J_ a decided success^ with more than 600 people participating. After a picnic lunch, sports and games were enjoyed, prizes being given to the winners. A survey was made to discover the person traveling the longest distance to the reunion, Warren Beaumont, of Sault St. Marie. Mr. Beaumont received $5.00 as a reward. The world-famous "Biblical Wheat" tithing demonstration conducted by Perry Hayden of Tecumseh, which has attracted so much attention during the past six years, will be brought to a glorious conclusion at the Adrian Fair Grounds, on Thursday, August 1st, with a huge free celebration, starting at -- p. m. A representative field of the famous wheat has been planted inside the race track at the fair grounds, where the celebration will be held. The representative field at the fair grounds will be cut with sickles, cradles, horse drawn reapers and, modern combines, as a demonstration of harvesting from the Biblical days down to the present. The wheat will be cut, threshed, ground into flour, baked into biscuits and "Fed to the multitudes", right before their eyes. Among the many. prominent personalities to take part in the ceremonies are General Tom Campbell, the "Wheat King" from Montana; Dr. Walter A. Maier, the famous radio evangelist of the Lutheran Hour; Floyd Starr, founder of the Starr Commonwealth; Clarence Pickett, Ex. Sec. of' American Friends Service Committee; Gil Dodds, world's champion in- Continued on Page 8 (By Gene Alleman) , Labor unrest in the city, not the revolutionary tnrcai, m. uie atomic bomb, is prompting industry to decentralize production in favor of small towns. While on a brief swing of West Michigan last week, we ran into several cases oi this post-war trend. At Belding, for example, the town's business section is, dominated by an imposing mill structure, many 'stories high, witii a big cloclc in a tower. It was built about 1900 by the Belding Brothers Silk Company and operated steadily until 1931 when it became a victim of the depression and remained idle for nearly nine years. The Belding mill plant is the new home of a division of the Murray Corporation of America which employs 550 persons to make springs for the Oldsmo- biles: Another new industry is the Extruded Metal Corporation, employing 300 persons to make airplane parts. GiDson has a stove factory also at Belding. Belding is -now back on the map. Things are booming. North of Belding is another enterprising small city, Greenville with plants making Gibson refrigerators and Federal Mogul trucks. Don Smith, newspaper publisher, reported that Greenville has a labor shortage; that local industries hope to double payrolls in the next five years. Cedar Springs, the red flannel home, was selected recently for a branch of the Keeler Brass Company of Grand Rapids. Its big industry is the Interstate Creamery which employs 80 persons, pays them $3,500 a week, and pufcsr$80,000 into the bank accounts of dairy farmers every six days. Through the courtesy of Cy Johnson, plant superintendent, we witnessed the assembly line production of sweetened condensed milk, of which 250,000 cans are being turned out daily for shipment overseas. Interstate recently opened up branches at Edmore and Reed City. Sparta, also in Kent county, brags of a "million dollar peach belt", but it has several prosperous industries including a branch of the Muskegon Piston Ring Company and a plant of the Carnation Milk Company, only one of its kind in Michi- gan.Nearby at Kent city is the Larsen canning plant. Growers near Sparta are in clover this summer. Cherries are bringing $300 a ton, or around 21 cents a quart. Pickers earn $1 an hour, compared with $1.50 a day pre-war. One Sparta grower, a graduate of Michigan' State College, netted $2,000 an acre from strawberries on a three-and-one-half acre tract. Continued on Page 3 Corporal Carl Wurster, with the 5th Division U. S. Marines, who saw service in the South Pacific and participated in the epic invasion and capture of Iwo Jima, where he suffered a shrapnel injury in one leg, has been discharged form the Great Lakes Naval Separation Center/ and arrived home Tuesday. Corporal Wurster is the son of Mrs. Luetta Wurster, E. Michigan Avenue, and entered the service June 27, 1944 and went overseas the following November 23rd. Welcome, Home War Veterans , State To Celebrate V-J Day Which Is Declared Holiday Bath Houses Provided For Bathers At SaUne Valley Farms Lake W. G. Hayhbw, superintendent of Oaklands, Inc., of Ann Arbor, here at. Thursday's meeting of the Saline Rotary Club, announced plans that were underway for the observance . of. the first anniversary of V-J Day, August 14, which will be in the nature of an official "Welcome Home" to the men and women of World War II. The big, gala celebration will be held in Ann Arbor with all the cities and towns of Washtenaw County participating. The day will be made gay with the pagentry and pomp of huge parades, of marching bands and floats, with free acts, pavement dances and Other features. Two bath houses for the bathing bfeach at Saline Valley Farms lake were provided for through a contribution of $50 from' the Community Fund and $25'- gach by Henry Leutheuser- and Dr. Prout. President Miller set Monday night at the Saline Mercantile Co. yards for volunteer workmen to build the structures which would be transported by truck to the lake. Mian Rotary Club will share in the expense as the swimming place is available for the young people of both communities. Mayor Alwin Gross announced that arrangements were completed for the Black and White cattle show by the Hol- stein-Friesian Association at the City Park ball grounds August 22, and that the Club members were invited t& participate in a pot-luck picnic dinner for which the Rotary Club will furnish the ice cream. The noon program wound up by the showing of film, "Crime Does Not Pay," by Program Chairman .Gerald Coe. Visitor*? present were Arthur Mchalke, G. M. Jones; Guy Miller and Leon Vedder of Milan; C. F. Carlton, Clinton; Everett Wol- fin, Pana. 111.; and W. G. Hay- how, Ann Arbor. More than 500 American Legion posts from every corner of the state are asking civic, fraternal and community groups to join with them in observing Wednesday, Aug. 14, as Welcome Home Day for World War II veterans. Plans already announced by many towns, cities and communities indicate that the celebration will be wide-spread. In March, 1946, the Legion's Americanism commission, headed by Dr. Frank A. Gorman of Saginaw, conceived the idea of this special observance of August 14, which will mark the first anniversary of V-J Day when Japan surrendered to end the greatest war in history. The idea of setting asicbS this day to officially welcome home the men and women who wore the uniform "caught on," and the Legion asked Gov. Harry F. Kelly to declare a public holiday. In turn he requested the state legislature to go one step farther and make the date a legal holiday. This was done, and the governor has issued a proclamation proposing that the day be given over to a gala, state-wide homecoming celebration, and calling upon all citizens, "through tlieir wholehearted participation, to leave no question that, our gratitude will remain forever fresh ia recognition of the debt we can never adequately repay." 0Meantime, in anticipation of such a proclamation. Legion, posts in many localities went ahead with "tEeir plans, " and. with the aid of other groups made preliminary arrangements for suitable programs. Free acts and orchestras for street dances have been engaged by a number of communities, and considerable sums have been raised to provide a rousing re*- ception for the veterans. Michigan is the first state in the Union to commemorate by legislative action the V-J Day anniversary, and every indica.- tion points to a celebration that will recall the exuberance with which the end of the war was hailed one year ago. EDISON O. K'D BYNLRB AID MATERIAL SffiZ»RTAGE AT LOW EBB VISITING DIGNITARIES ATTEND PICNIC The Legion Auxiliary picnic at the city park, Tuesday evening was largely attended and much enjoyed. Mrs. Benjamin Alber, Junior past department president and national committee woman and Mrs. Gertrude Nichols, department finance offer and vice-president-elect of the second district, were present. A business meeting followed the potluck supper. Mrs. Lawrence Deede and Mrs. Clair Harms were chosen delegates to the Auxiliary convention to be held in Grand Rapids, Aug; 16-19. MRS. KATHERINE SCHALLHORN* Local supplies of lumber and. building materials are almost at the vanishing point and pose a difficult problem for anyone who proposes to build, repair or remodel. However, some have overcome the handicap' as in the instance of Wheeler's Drug Store, which has completed a very inviting interior at their dairy bar. In the meanwhile the naked steel framework of Wiedman's new garage awaits the arrival of steel sash, long overdue, and the work at the Saline Mercantile is slowed by the lack of material. When ever a break does come, there'll sure be some clattering of hammers. ANNUAL MEETING A recommendation that a complaint of unfair labor practices brought against the Detroit Edison Co. by the Utility Workers Union of America (CIO) be dismissed was made at Washington by Trial Examiner Charles E. Person, of the National Labor " Relations Board. In an intermediate report made public at Washington, Person declared the union's charges were unfounded. The union charged at a hearing in April that the company interfered in its attempts, to organize certain of the T^Oft utility employes. It also accused the company of dominating- the Detroit Edison Employes Association, an indiependent union. The company denied the- charges'. The trial examiner found that there was no interference with Edison employes and.no domination of the independent union. FRANK FOX NEW KROGER MANAGER SALINE AND CLINTON TO TANGLE SUNDAY Saline's baseball club was idle last Sunday, but has a game scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Clinton aggregation. Funeral services will be held tomorrow in Ann Arbor for Mrs. Katherine Schallhorn, 74, 1127 Maple road, whose death occurred Monday night at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital, follow" Ing a long illness. She was a native of Gertnany ~ and came to Saline with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Adams, at the age of 11. Surviving are her husband, a daughter, three sons, three sisters and two brothers. The Bridgewater Fire Department annual meeting will be held at the Bridgewater Elevator, Friday, July 26, at 8:30 p. m. The announcement signed by George Bersuder, president; Oscar Bersuder, chief, and E. G. Mann, secretary, that if there is a lack -of response to the call, the fire apparatus will not be available in the future. Clyde Lowe, manager of the Kroger Store here during the past five years, has been succeeded by Frank Fox, of Ann Arbor. Lowe, who checked out at the close of business Saturday, has been promoted to 7x^ managership of a new Kroger super-market" at Sandusky, in the Thumb district, and after a couple of weeks vacation, will.take over his work there. It is miserable to be blind; it is miserable to be incapable of enduring blindness. Slander resembles counterfeit money. Many people have great scruples to coin it; but little to pass :it along.
|Title||1946-07-25; 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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