1951-04-12; Saline Observer
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yAi SoJUm O&wwvt SIXTY-EIGHTH YEAR NUMBER 28 SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, JfiCHIGAN THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1951 FIVE CENTS PER COPY $2.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE fV" f *w Male Chorus To Present Program At School Along The MainDrag ^United we stand, divided we fall. Even here in the comparative quiet of a sma^ll rural town the repercussions of rivalry, dissension and bickering are felt. The wide disagreement between the policy makers in Washington and General Mac- Arthur in the field comes to a sudden climax. The country is shocked. The disclosures of rottenness in public life that seems to have reached into all sections across the nation is equalled by revelations of the moral turpitude of_ men and women alike and racketeers. Over all is the shadow of the sword of* a ruthless power seeking the destruction of all that the decent world holds deaf. Along the Main Drag the sun shines and the wind blows and morning still follows the night. There is nothing you nor I can do except in some infinitesimal way to change the picture. It is not a pretty one. ©It was discovered that the drive-in stand at the point where Bemis road converges on East Michigan avenue at Five Points was being erected on city property and made it necessary for the owner to halt construction and move the framework east a matter of four feet, ©An edict posted on the board at the fire ha|ll makes provision for but six firemen to attend a fire in the rural area. Other men of the department are to remain for duty in the event need should arise should a fire break out in town. % Of unusual interest is an event coming up here Sunday night at the high school . . . the appearance of the Lyra Male Chorus . . . arranged by the united efforts of three Saline churches. ©Congressman George Meader was a, pleasant caller at The Observer office Thursday of last week while on his way to Adrian where he was to address the Adrian Rotary Club. -_? - Lyra Male Chorus Directed By Charles Taylor The Lyra Male Chorus of Ann Arbor, composed of forty voices, will present a program of religious and negro spiritual songs at a union service of the Federated, St. Paul's and Methodist churches here at 8:00 o'clock service which will be held in the Sunday night. " Ihigh school auditorium- Professor A. W. Howard, a1 Among the numbers that will returned missionary from India,' be sung by the chorus are Cher- will be the speaker, and the ubic Hymn, Creation, Thanks public is invited to attend the! Be to Thee, Onward Christian Soldiers, Marching On, Evening Pastorale, Rolling Down to Rio, Set Down Servant and You'll Never Walk Alone. Charles Taylor will direct the congregational singing and Irene A. Boice will be the accompanist. The Washtenaw County Brotherhood will meet at Federated church preceding the school program. New Man Named To Police Force Harry Joseph of Dexter is the name of the new patrolman on the Saline police force who will assume his duties here April 23. Joseph, who is married and has one. child, has served on the Dexter police force for more than a year, and comes here with the recommendation of the sheriff's department and the Dexter village council. Cecil Albertson has been promoted to chief of the department, succeeding Ray Carlton, who recently resigned to take a job in. plant protection with the Ford Motor Company. Sportsman's Club To Show Alaskan Wildlife Film Extensive Damage Caused By Fire In Southern Areas Of Michigan Helen Wallo To Wed Ann Arbor Man Mr. amd Mrs. Frank Wallo of Saline have announced the engagement of their .daughter, Helen, to Cpl. Harold Owens, son of Kenneth Owens of Calvin street, Ann Arbor and the late Mrs. Ivah Jonqs. Miss Wallo attended Saline High School. Cpl. Owens is stationed with the 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, N. C. No wedding date has been set. Rev. G. D. Ehnis, 82, Former Saline Resident, Dies Rev. G. D. Ehnis, 82, former Ann Arbor area resident died March 3 at his home in Monroe after a long illness. Rev. Ehnis was born in Ann Arbor on Jan. 3, 1869, a son of John G. amd Marie Haek Ehnis. He moved to Saline with his family when he was three years old. Rev. Ehnis began his theological training at a small seminary established in Manchester in 1886. In two years the seminary moved to Saginaw, where Rev. Ehnis completed his studies. In May, 1891, he was ordained as an Evangelical Lutheran minister in St. Peter's Lutheran church in Plymouth. He served the Plymouth church for 18 years before going to Monroe. He became pastor of St. Paul's church near Monroe in 1909 and remained there until his retirement five years ago. He married the former Miss Sarah Schleh on June 4,1895, in Saline. She survives. Besides Ms wife, he is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Helen McCarthy, Mrs. Esther Another grass fire, wind- whipped from a rubbish pile at the Lewis Cabins on US- 112, was the cause of the alarm Tuesday noon that called out 12 members of the Saline Fire Department. The fire was extinguished with shovels and by the use of 50 gallons of water. While imost persons think of heavy damage occurring only in more northern areas, the conservation department points out that nearly half of the 5,605 acres burned over last year were in the southern third of Michigan. Coping with this enemy which creates about the highest form of excitement and fear calls for a well worked out battle plan in each of the 12 fire districts in the state. Outlined in each master protection plan are regular and secondary fire organizations, all available fire fighting equipment both privately and publicly owned, co-operating agreements with other public and private agencies, and means of comununication. Individual district plans consider any special fire problems peculiar to an area. Maps of timber slashings and other hazards supplement the outline. Volunteer fighting units get some of the same training as do regular department forest firefighters. They join in classroom study, field demonstrations of new equipment and engage in "dry run" maneuvers to keep in practice. Special tools have come to forest fire fighting as they have to the modern army. Tools are much alike. The bulldozer, tractor-plow-tanker, tank truck, flame tank, pumps of several types, and other modern equipment bolster the effectiveness of a protection unit. On- larger fires especially, the application of trained forces and equipment is a most strategic task calling for cool heads and quick thinking. The district fire campers, 49; railroads, 40; incendiary, 25; lightning, 23; unknown, 22; and lumbering, five. "Tackle Tinkers" Plan Aid To Percy Jones Casualties Attention fishermen! Here's a chance to get rid of those old discarded items of tackle that have been cluttering up your' closets all these years—and at the same time do a real good turn for the men who deserve it most. Earlier this week, officials at Percy Jones Army Hospital at Battle Creek issued an appeal for fishing tackle to be used by the 1,100 patients there, most of them battle casualties of the Korean campaign. The Ann Arbor Tackle Tink- erers Club saw in that appeal an opportunity to perform a humanitarian service for these j war heroes by collecting and re- ■' pairing tackle donated by Ann! Arbor area fishermen. ' A Saline member of the Tackle Tinkerer's Club, Bruce Parsons, called the attention of The Saline Observer to the project and this publicity is the result. Anyone having itejns that he can contribute may leave them here at The Observer office and Mr. Parsons will see to it that they reach the Tackle Tinkerer's workshop and ultimately reach some appreciative serviceman at Percy Jones Hospital. New President of ME A Russell H. Wilson, superintendent of schools, Alpena, was elected. presids3t of the Michigan Education' Association for 1951-52 at the annuil MEA Representative Assembly in Lansing, April 6. Sportsman's Organization Starts Extensive Landscaping Project Bussell H. Wilson Olivet College Man To Address Students On Alaska Cecil Houghton, Director of Admissions Olivet College, Olivet, is to address the high school stu- . „ , . - , _ _ dents of Saline on Tuesday, April staff must make a prompt but 17 at 1-GOpm ■ . accurate estimate of the rate of ( His lecture '"My Two Years firei spread in relation to the force vvith ^ Eskimos., ^n be fflus_ at hand; consider possible changes tajtB& b Kodachrome slides and ., -__._. ________ m 7™*./** ^ea^ determine souvenirS. Mi-. Houghton spent Heck, Mrs. Ruth Wagner aridibes* method of attack; and then tvf0 years to Greeniand during Mrs. Dorothy Stassna, all of «° mt° a**""1 m a matter of mm', World War H with the United Monroe; and 14 grandchildren. ues-. bi.gnfu?s> m^r\ men''States Air Force in charge of a Also surviving are two broth-1machmes. fuel, food and housing metereological station. He learners,. Matthew and Herman Eh-,™ay hava to ** Clustered-in a ed q^ ^^q language, trained nis, both of Ann Arbor. (hurry. | sledge dogs anti became well ac- Another daughter, Mrs. Lois Who started the fires which' quainted with the customs and Mr. Wilson, vice-president of the MEA for the past two years, has been a member of the teaching profession in Michigan for 27 years. He was a high school teacher in. Manistique, 1923-25; principal of Manistique high school, 1925-35; principal of Alpena high school, 1935-36 and has been superintendent of schools, Alpena, since 1936. A native of Traverse City, he was graduated from Alma College in 1923 amd received his Master of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1930. Lt. Colonel Miller Director of War Procurement An extensive landscaping project is underway at the Tri- County Sportsman's Club grounds southeast of Saline, according to Richard Michalke, Sr., Saline member of the club who has taken an active part in the development which has been going on there during the past few years. According to Michalke a planting of 3,000 evergreens will be made there this spring. Just recently a hedge of multiflora roses has been set along three sides of the extensive club grounds. It is expected that the shrubs will eventually form a thick, impentrable hedge about the grounds and become not only a beautiful adornment, but also provide a cover for pheasants and other wildlife. Plans .are dn mind, too, it is said, to considerably improve the stream that courses the length of the grounds in a southwesterly direction-. Crystal clear cold water flows swiftly between its banks and by providing shady nooks here and there along the stream—possibly raising the water level by damming—and creating underwater cover with logs and brush, it may be made a habitat for trout. The Washtenaw County Sportsman's Club is sponsoring a program at Pattensjjl Auditorium on Sunday afternoon and evening, April 22, which should have a dlsfinct appeal to the lovers of outdoor life. A 'color movie on Alaskan wildlife which was three years in the making will be shown. The film runs an hour and a half and will picture big game hunting and fishing on the Xenai Peninsula, in. the greatestTmhSng arid fishing country <m the continent. Tick- Savings Bank, ets can be obtained at the Saline Junior Farm Bureau To Hold Father and Son Banquet Federation of Woman's Clubs at Chelsea Monday Rotary Club to Observe Ladies' Night Heck, died in 1936. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Friday afternoon at the Evangelical Z i o n Lutheran church in Monroe. ravished 5,605 acres last year? Of the &73 fires, smokers get the blame for 33*7 and brush and deb- manners of the- Eskimos. Opportunity also will be given to the seniors and juniors of the ris burners. 263 more. Other High School to discuss college causes were miscellaneous, 110; plans with Mr. Houghton. Three colonels have been assigned to duty at the Central Air Procurement District with headquarters in Detroit, one of whom is Lt. Colonel Miller, of Detroit. He was president and for nine years a member of the governing board of the Detroit Stock Exchange. As Director of Procurement Administration he will see that government property and finances are used in accordance with regulations. Lt. Col. Miller was born in Saline and attended the University of Michigan. He entered the service as a private during World War I, rising to his present rank. During World War II he served at Warner Robbins Air Depot and at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Since World War H he haxi commanded an Air Reserve Training Group in Detroit He makes his home at 4185 Buckingham, Detroit. The Saline Rotary Club will observe "Ladies' Night" at a dinner and program at the Sa- Jne High School Thursday, April 19. The dinner will be served by the junior home economics class. Some of the elementary ah3" secondary grades will provide the program. There will be instrumental and vocal numbers, declamations from the recently held district contest, a demonstration on science by the science department and the vocational agricultural department will also take part in the program. Several choral numbers will be presented by the elementary glee club. Rotary district governor, Fletcher Ren- ten and Mrs. Renten are expected to be present for the occasion. The Past Matrons Club met at the home of Mrs. Alwin Gross Monday for the regular business meeting and luncheon. Twenty- three ladies were present The next meeting will be May 1_ at the home of Mrs. Mamie Lehman of_Royal Oak, Mrs. Chase S. Osborn of Sault Ste. Marie will be the guest speaker at the 35th anniversary convention of the Washtenaw County Federation of Women's Clubs to open at 10:30 Monday morning in St. Mary's School at Chelsea. Mrs. Osborne, who is chairman of the Atlantic Union Committee of the Michigan State Federation of Women's Clubs, will speak on the North Atlantic Treaty. " Mrs. Thomas Walton of Manchester, chairman of applied education of the county federation, is 'in charge of the program. Mrs. James R. Breakey, jr. of Ypsilanti, chairman of fine arts, is arranging special music for the program. Registration Time Registration for the meeting will be held from 10 until 10:30 a. m. when Mrs. Edwin G. Staeb of Ann Arbor, president of the federation, will formally open the session . Past presidents will be the honor guests at the anniversary luncheon, to be served by members of the St. Mary's Altar Society at 12:15 p. m. During the business -meeting club presidents will report on highlights of their club activities, during the year. The nom inating committee will present a slate of officers for election. Heads Committee Members of this committee, •which is headed by Mrs. H. W. Campbell of Ann Arbor, are Mrs. David Forbes of Milan, Miss Charlotte Stables of Manchester, Mrs. Earl Savery of Dexter and Mrs. Henry Karner of Saline. Mrs. Lawton Steger, president of the Chelsea Child Study Club, will welcome guests on behalf of her group, which will hostess the gathering. The Washtenaw County Junior Farm Bureau will sponsor a father and son banquet on?. Wednesday, April 25, at the Dexter High School, serving to begin at seven o'clock. Tickets- are on sale and may be pur- Bureau member. Reservations- chased from any Junior Farmt may be phoned to Margaret Meske, Saline 339F11 and Betty Jane Pidd, Dexter 4667. County Brotherhood Meets Here Sunday Washtenaw County - Men's Brotherhood will meet here Sunday, April 15, at the Federated chureh at 4:30 p. m. Special music will be furnished by the men's quartet of Federated church and Rev. Harold De- Vries of Grace church, Ann Arbor, will speak. Luncheon will be served in the church basement at six o'clock. • Showing of "Crazy Daze" Friday-Saturday The Saline Child Study Club is sponsoring the 3-act musical comedy success, " Crazy Daze" at the high school auditorium Friday and Saturday, April 13- 14, at 8.: 00 p. m. Pat Roesch will play Herbert Williams, hen-pecked husband, who is frustrated at every turn by his family of "Wimmin' folk". Poor Herbert. His patience comes to an end and he finally wears the pants in his house. Pat won this coveted role by his successful potrayal of the part in- Manchester. Fire Chief Tony Schild wji - be the Deaf Aza Post, mysterious stranger in town and it is to be hoped he won't stop the show by stampeding with his force to a fire. Kenneth Rogers will be Toby Jones, amateur detective, hillbilly style. He finds time from bis detecting for romance (reluctantly) with the hired girl, Lawsy Ann Sakes. She is more than his match and he finally succumbs to her wiles and trickery. They are the comedy leads and keep everyone in an uproar. Hilariously funny. Virginia Gross is Lawsy Ann Sakes, hired girl and sparring partner of Toby Jones. Does she fall for him? Lawsy me, Lawsy Ann, how dumb can she get? But not too dumb to get her man. Edna Wilson is the bossy wife of Herbert. She won't let him read his paper. Is she surprised when the worm turns. She is Continued on page 5 James Cook Fourth In Declamation In the district declamation contest held in Saline Friday, James Cook placed fourth in the oratorical division with his oration on "Common Sense"- Ypsilanti Roosevelt took top honors in three divisions. Elizabeth Elliott took first in the orations; Mary Davey was first in the oratorical declamation and John Cole was first in extemporaneous speech.
|Title||1951-04-12; 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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