1946-12-19; Saline Observer
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fi ine .VOLUME 64 SALINE. WASHTENAW COUNTY. MICHIGAN. THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 1946 NUMBER 11 Put On Spread For Saline High Football Squad .-..City Manager Glenn Hart, in the role of master of ceremonies, looked over a lineup of some forty Saline high school football players on last year's squad seated at a banquet table .at the high school Thursday evenirig, and extolled the virtues of this and that player and the shortcomings of others •and prevailed upon Coach Everett to take the floor and briefly remark that though' Saline High failed to win a game, "We did the best we could!" Don Ford, hailed before a court of justice, fought against the imposition of a §2.50- fine for indiscriminate parking within the city limits without regard for fire hydrants, double parking or on or offi the curb. Hart claimed that Ford was jfthe recipient of many tickets .and failed to lionor any of them and was as guilty as all ..get-but, and said it with an oath, and under oath. Declared guilty and fined, Ford laughed and was declared in contempt .of court. Rotary's sergeant-at- •arms is still seeking to collect the fine .as it was Saline Rotary Club that put on the banquet for the boys, each one of whom was- under the protective care of a Rotary member. Butch Jordan, assistant to .Coach Fritz Crisier in coaching ^the line, in - football- and -assist-. -ant wrestling coach at the U. of. .M., spoke briefly and showed pictures of the Michigan-Wisconsin game which Michigan -won, 28-6. Jordan, whose home is" at Clare, attended the •University from 1937 to '40 and played guard and tackle on the football team. Members of the .senior class prepared and served the banquet. through the period of lowest production without a shortage of fluid milk as prevailed in several of the major markets in the country, he said. "The seasonal low point apparently has now passed and we do not anticipate any future danger of a milk scarcity in this area," stated Simmons. "A large percentage of our 10,000 members in the Detroit milk- shed have arranged their breeding schedule to provide fresh cows during late November and early December and production now is showing an upward trend which should continue at a moderate rate throughout the winter. For some time past there has been a disposition for farmers to retire from the dairy field but with government controls lifted and the price of milk brought more nearly in line with other commodities, we believe more farmers will lool. favorably upon dairying in the future than they have for the last five years." Community Service Effort To Wind Up In A Joint Euchre Party Saturday Night At The Legion, Hall - ones, under heavy load, when held up at the light are unable to get out of low gear for nearly fifteen-miles due to ascent up the Irish Hills, but if they can high-tail it through town, have comparatively easy going the rest of the -way. The Saline Rotary Club's Community Service party and the American Legion party scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights this week, have been banned by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's department. Officials of the two organizations were notified that they would be open to prosecution if their party plans were carried v out and they therefore abandoned them. Last year the Rotary Club sold numbers on a fat^steer and held a raffle of turkeys at the Polar Bear Inn, the funds received to be used in behalf of crippled children. This year the funds were to be devoted to local community service of vari ous kinds. The Legion party was to have been of quite the •same nature and was to feature the drawing of a prize automobile. So, by the sheriff's dictum, the folks will cut out the feathers and the fuss, will hold a joint euchre party on Saturday night to which everybody is invited, and have the drawing for the Rotary's fat steer and the Legion's automobile. While Mchigan law does not allow keno games, or gambling among the common run of folks it does legalize pari-mutuel betting on horse racing and the state takes a cut on the profits! Consistency, thou art a jewel! WILL PUBLISH EARLY NEXT WEEK Next week's issue of The Saline Observer will he in the mail on Tuesday and\ correspondents, and others* with announcements for next week are requested to get tftSir material in by Mondaymom- ing at the latest, and by Saturday if possible. Saline Farmer Character In Sound Picture THIS COMMUNITY LIKES MUSIC rt -3K m _ -*5>- , Fewer Farmers Ship More Milk -. Despite the fact that there were 373 less farmers shipping milk-'into the Detroit market in November of this year than for the same month in 1945, production showed an increase •of hy% per cent, according to figures just released by Howard F. Simmons, Secretary- Manager of the Michigan Milk Producers' Association, flis report also showed a -slight increase in consumption of bottled milk and cream for the same comparable period, al- • though here was a small drop in November . as- compared with October of this year. Favorable "Veather and ade- quate supplies of all kinds of feed were among the factors contributing to each producer being able to ship 18 .pounds or better than 9 per cent more milk this November than last, stated Mr. Simmons. The increased held per -herd was in large measure responsible for t h e Detroit market going Steer Project GetsUnderway Eighteen young steers were brought to Saline Tuesday and distributed among a mv. t oer of youthful buyers to raise and finish for a fat steer show and sale to be held next year during tlie Saline Community Fair. The distribution of the animals took place at Haarer's barn south of town and were :,drawn. by, lo.t._,They v?.er.g. a..nice "typy bunch of Tfierford 'calves', averaging .about 400 pounds, showing .good breeding and good frames which under proper growing conditions should make a fine Fair exhibit nine months from now. The project contemplates setting up an organization of young farm boys and girls who are interested in feeding stock under a program to be later defined by the association, which will govern the dates of starting the different feeding projects, including sheep, hogs, and cattle, and the time and methods of disposal of the stock. It is also proposedthat the youngsters have an adult to sponsor their individual project, such as a local businessman or merchant, and thereby increase local interest in the project and also the competition. One big boost was given at a meeting Saturday night when Dan Levleit stated that Soybrands, Inc., would furnish the. supplement and minerals free to the young feeders who took part- in the project and who desired to avail themselves of the offer. The Saline Observer also has posted an award of S25 for the champion steer of the lot as judged at the Community Fair of 1947. The idea originated last Fall at a Fair board meeting and a committee headed by Clarence Haarer undertook to get the project underway. It was later brought up at a Rotary meeting and met general approval but no action was taken on the matter. Haarer and Charley Osgood investigated a similar project at Adrian which has been going very successfully for nearly a dozen years and decided to initiate a liKe program among the farm boys and girls of the Saline communi+y. A crowd of about 80 interested citizens attended the drawing and there -were 24 boys and girls present who desired to take part in the project. More steers will be provided next week by Clarence Haarer to take care of the remaining entries. The names of the 18' boys and girls who roped their steers and loaded them on trucks to take home with them and other entries are Charles Goodnoe, Wayne Luckhardt, -Bruce Arend, George . Osborn,. Don Mueller, Bruce Phillips, Clarence Kohler, Gerald Xlark, William Wallo, Barbara Goodnoe, .Gerald Haarer, James Steirle, Kendall Rogers, Gerald Goodnoe, Bobby McTaggert, Helen McTaggert, Walter Sally, Douglas Hoeft, David Levleit, David Marion, Luther Schaible, James Gleason, Donald Wied-' man, Eldene Finkbeiner and Charles Kohler. Mayor Alwin Gross was present and took motion pictures of the event and Dan Levleit, Superintendent of Schools Leo Jensen and Allen Fox, livestock insurance representative, discussed the project and its operation. Talk Is Cheap But Worth A Radio A smooth gentlemen visited town last week and through a nice line of chatter, left town with a $40 radio which cost him not a cent. Entering one of our business . establishments, hurriedly—he was in a rush for the local Legion members were holding a noon meeting to decide whether to giv§ a.radio, away" and/ ""could" he have one" to show them and help them decide quickly?" The shopkeeper complied—and the radio was was gone! There was no Legion meeting: just a slick guy doing his stuff. Conductor Jerry Edwards and his high school band held a concert in the school" gymnasium Thursday night of last week at which no more than a hundred persons were present. It was a very good program and a credit to both the director and his pupils but very disappointing in point of attendance, and at the conclusion of the program Edwards deplored the fact. It seems' fair to assume, however, that the community is very much interested in the high school band and when the proper publicity is given to av event of this nature the. hand director. will have little cause for complaint concerning attendance. , Perry "Hayden, Tecumseh miller, is producing a sound niotion picture, under his own supervision, and in this connection he was accompanied to Chicago Friday by C. D. Finkbeiner, who contributed to the picture as the. donor of the cubic-inch of wheat which started the dynamic kernels tithing_project, and Floyd Jacobs of Manchester, the first farmer to plant dynamic kernels and contract to give a tenth of his harvest to the church. Others included in the picture are Dr. Walter Maier of the Lutheran Hour, a Mr. Craft of Chicago., R. G. La- Tourneau, famous American and European manufacturer, Millard Prior, Mansfield, David Petty of North Carolina and Clarissa Clements, Louisville, Ky., American Mother of 1946. WOMEN'S GLEE CLUB AT STATE HOSPITAL OVER 700 AWARDS PRESENTED SCOUT TROOPS Truck Driver Burned Up; Drives On LODI EXTENSION GROUP MEETING Members and families of the Lodi Extension group met Saturday night for a Christmas party at the home of Mrs. Erwin Frederick of S. Wagner road. The evening was spent in playing games, singing Christmas carols, and exchanging gifts. Refreshments were served. The next regular meeting will be held Jan. 9 at the home of Mrs. Earl Steed of Ellsworth road. Long engagement just means that she's still seeing if she can do better. During the slippery weather in town the. first of the week the driver of an automobile swung his car across the pavement in front of an approaching truck and not being able to complete the turn, was forced to back up and then swing onto the road before turning east. The truck was forced to come to a sudden halt or hit the car. Having lost what momentum it had, the truck had a hard time malting the grade and it took about as much time to make the few rods to the light at the intersection of Ann Arbor and Michigan Ave., as it would to travel ten miles. There was more smoke coming from the cab of that truck than from the exhaust. It is said that trucks approaching Clinton count very heavily on catching the green light in that town. TKe big "David' Stuart, chairman bf the advancement committee of the Washtenaw-Livingston boy scout council has announced the following awards 'as a summary of advancements in the scout troops served by the council during. 1946. Scouts advanced' to second class in the middle district, 86; in the Ypsilanti district, 18; in the Livingston district, 26: Scouts advanced' to the first class in the middle district, 31; Ypsilanti district, 16; Livingston district, 12. Merit ■ Badges vearned. Middle district, 210; Ypsilanti district, 179; Livingston district, 157. Advanced to Star rank. Middle district, 11; Ypsilanti district, 14; Livingston district, 12. Advanced to Life rank. Middle district, 2; Ypsilanti district, 3; Livingston district, 5. Advanced to Eagle rank. Mid^ die district,- 3; Ypsilanti district, 0; Livingston district ,1. Eleven courts of honor were held in the Middle district, three in the Ypsilanti district and five in the Livingston district. All indications are f that 1947 will be a year of even stronger progress in scouting advancement in the districts of the Council. A Christmas concert will be presented at the Ypsilanti State Hospital auditorium at 12:30 p. m., Thursday, December 19th. Marguerite V. Hood, Conductor, will direct the University of Michigan Women's Glee Club through a program consisting of five especially selected sacred carols, three fine selections of secular and Christmas music, ■and -.five .of.-the old'familiar- carols. There will also be several solos by Rose Susanne Der- derian and Susanne Smith. The Rev. Robert DeWitt of St. Luke's Episcopal church, Ypsilanti, will present a short Christmas message and give the closing benediction. NEW SUGAR STAMP VALID JAN. 1 OPA has announce that a new consumer spare ration .stamp for five pounds of sugar will be made valid on Jan. 1, 1947, and will be good through April 30. "It is anticipated," the an- •nouncement said, "that thesec-s ond consumer stamp for 1947$ will be made good before this stamp expires, thus increasing the present consumer ration of five pounds of sugar for each four month."" "An additional ten pounds jjer person was allowed in 1946 Tor canning. OPA also said that industrial sugar allotments fox the first quarter of 1947 will remain unchanged from the last quarter of 1946. We've heard that worry is the interest paid on trouble before it's due. THURSDAY CLOSING ■ With few exceptions the stores and business places in Saline will be closed all day the two Thursdays following Christmais and New Years Day. Here Where The Tall Corn Grows 'atme* iWw& @a«t£eAt Don McCrone 'has just been named 1946 Washtenaw county corn growing champion for producing a yield of 96.60 bushels of dry shelled corn per acre in a five-acre plot on his farm near Mian, according to a bulletin just received from headquarters of the 1946"National DeKalb Com Growing Contest. This record yield wins for Mr. McCrone the coveted County Corn King Placque presented each year to the farmer producing the county's largest officially measured yield in the DeKalb contest.. This also makes him eligible to participate for state and national corn growing contest awards, as well. Mr. McCrone's- winning^ corn field was checked by disinterested parties, and the information gained by the\-.study of growing practices he used will be utilized to help other farmers improve _ their com yields. The corn growing contest was inaugurated eight years ago and has been .entered by thousands of farmers, in over twenty states and Canada each year. Other good' yields entered in the contest this year by farmers in the county are: R. G. Layher, Saline, 91 bu. per acre; Howard Miller, Saline, 88 bu. per acre; Lauren Finkbeiner, Clinton, 87 bu. per acre; Finkbeiner Bros.,-Saline, 78 bu. per acre; and Max W. Ross, Saline, 76 bu. per acre. \ Farmers' Needs Are Many and They Have tt&c$6e4t Income On TReeatd SEIBOLD TRnJMVIKATE . . . Althonsfli they have at one time or another daring the past five years competed on Michigan State college's swimming team, the Seibold brothers, Jackson, Mich., win swim together for the first time this winter. They are shown talking it over with MSC Coach Charles McCaffree, jr., • right. From left to right: . Paul, Dave, Jack and Coach McCaffree. Dave was recently discharged from the .army.. Each Seibold is a_topflight breaststrokerj,- Nearly doubling their annual gross income in comparison with 1940, as reported by the U. S. Bureau of Census,' Washtenaw County farm families last year produced crops and livestock with the record value of more than $9,338,000. This huge increase infarm revenue will undoubtedly result in heavy demand for general farm improvements and home remodeling' when materials become more plentiful, according to a study released by the Tile Council of America. With every . industry anticipating greater business in the state than before the war, floor and wall tile manufacturers alone expect their sales here to triple in the next few years. "Increased sales o£ industrial products mean in turn .a new .level of prosperity for " every local businessman. and! worker," .said D. P. Forst, chairman of the Council's Residential Construction Committee. Volume of -home" modernization throughout the country will be greatly stepped ..up as result of the present rapid extension of electric service to rural areas, according to the study. Harvest remodeling demand is anticipated for' the installation of running water, tiling of bathrooms and improving kitchen layouts, Forst said. Forst also pointed out the need for replacing much of the war-weary machinery on the 3,006 farms, listed for this county in tlie 1945 census figures. "The demand for new trucks and other equipment, as well as for home remodeling, demonstrates the importance, of the farm market and makes it. one which no businessman or manufacturer can . afford to overlook," he said.
|Title||1946-12-19; 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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