1953-02-12; Saline Observer
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WhoWho In Saline DON M. FORD One of Saline's most active participants in civic affairs, Don M. Ford is this week's Who's Who. Ford has lived in this area most of his life. He was born in Clinton, 48 years ago. After graduating from Cm- ton High School, Ford worked at a variety of jobs before coming to Saline. He was district salesman for the Standard Oil Company for six years, in this area. He moved to Saline in 1938, when he went into an oil distributor partnership with the late Earl Fosdick. The two men were in business together for four years until Fosdick died and Ford bought out Ms interest. For 12 years the firm handed Hi-Speed products, until Ford went over to the Ohio Oil Company and now handles Marathon Gas and fuel oil. Ford has been a member of the Saline Rotary for 14 years and for 13 of those years he never missed a meeting. He was president of Rotary in 1942 and '43 and was a member of the Board of Directors for nine years. He served on the City Council for five years and, as Mayor Pro-Tern, he took over the Mayor's job in 1950 when* Alvin Gross Resigned. For the past five years Ford has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Saline Community Fair. He is also a member on the official board of the Methodist Church and he is Director of Defense in Saline. Ford is married and owns his home at 110 W. Henry St. He has three children; Josephine 18, Jameson 15 and Thomas 8. Ford's hobbies are flying and fishing. HU aline O&terwet SEVENTIETH YEAR, I.rti*TVTH3"'i 20 SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 1953 These Seventeen Districts Favor Reorganization IB?! % S. H. S. Band Takes Honors |ij Pictured in black are the seventeen districts in the Saline area that have indicated approval of reorganization by signing the legal petitions with a substantial majority. The legal petitions have been filed with the County Superintendent of Schools and it is hoped that a date for an election can be set soon. If a majority of the electors favor reorganization, the new district will become an actuality. Howard Dieterle Killed Monday Howard Dieterle, 31, of 6240 Pontiac Rd. was killed instantly early Monday morning when his truck crashed into the die- sel locomotive of a freight train at the Ann Arbor Railroad crossing on N. Territorial Rd. He was returning to his home from a weekend spent with his parents in Milan. Sheriff's officers said that Dieterle, a King-Seeley Corp. foieman, could not have seen the train which was traveling at about 45 miles an hour as there were no visible skid marks at the scene. The impact tore the auto's engine out of its mountings and hurled it 30 feet away. A brake cylinder was torn from the diesel, but the trrin was able to complete its Tcledo-Owosso run. Dieterle's death was the fourth fatality at that railroad crossing in two months and the 14th fatality in the county so far this year. There were only 24 deaths in all of 1952. Mr. .Dieterle was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Dieterle, 13994 Westfall Rd. and the father of three children. 1 Killed, 2 Injured In Three-Car Smashup Samuel S. E. Pickett, 51, of Detroit was killed instant1 y when Father - Son Banquet At Methodist Church Banquet at the Methodist Church The annual Father and Son his car plowed into a ditch after Banquet at the Methodist Church L. Z. Still's Car Stolen hitting two other vehicles on US- 112, four miles seast of Saline. Injured in the crash were John Kiley, 29, of Adsian, who suffered a broken hip and head cuts and Mrs. Olivia Cutler, 31, of New York, a broken collar-bone and face and hand cuts. Pickett was killed late Satur- a -.^cr> t i j. T-i i i _ ' day afternoon. James McCarley. A 1952 light green Ford club lg of Adri M gtate lice coupe belonging to L. Z Still he wag &xbA west on US.U2 was stolen from m back of Still's when Pickett>s approachi„g auto grill at about 5:001 p.m. Wednes- rOTnded a curv/at high.\peed> day. Several people saw the car sweryed a_d the_ m the -£___ being driven away but it didnt le >s car>s rear fender Pickett.s occur to them that it was being car then crashed ■ into the west- stolen- \ bound Kiley auto which was trail- will be held on Tuesday evening February 17, at 6:30. The following program will be given: Invocation—Walter Towler, Toast- master—Randall Coates, Toast to , Sons—Rev. Feuell, Toast to Fath- I ers—Bates Feuell. The speaker for the evening will be. Dr. C. M. i Loessell, head of the Natural' Science Department at Michigan State Normal College. | E IS ^4* ■—"■ I Jaycees ' llii__#i 1 Say: | By Pres. «§£_&/ 1 Bob Car Mains Tre Three Injured 3 t Bob Ormsby, who works at the post office saw the thief, I and described him as being about 25 years old and wearing glasses. Police Chief, Bob Love was coming out of City Hall when the car crossed Michigan Ave. going toward Ann Arbor at! Mrs Ral k Cutler Bad Mrs a high rate of speed. Love didn t Amanda Rogers were in Ann Ar- see who was driving the car and ^v on T^day to visit Mrs. j^. he was not in the Police car at dall Coates in gt> the time and could not give ing McCarley's ear. The impact sent Kiley's cr into an open field. Pickett's' car crashed into a ditch on the north side of the road and Pickett was hurled from the auto. Child Study Club Meet The Child Study. Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Henry Karner at 205 Russell St., on Tuesday, Feb. 17. A movie will b< shown, "A This movie is made by ''Friends" organization. After the movie, Mrs. Kenneth Bould'ing of Ann Arbor will be the speaker and will answer questions. The hostess, Mrs. Karner, will be assisted by Delia Austin, Helen Fry and Eileen Austin. n To: Saline Rotary Club on Feb. 12, 1953. Subject: Commentary on business conditions in Saline. I have been asked by your chairman in charge of this meeting to investigate the possibility Three persons, all resident' of Washtenaw county, were injured shortly before midnight Saturday when their car went out of control and rammed a tree on the Ann Arbor-Saline Rd., two miles southwest of Ann Arbor. They were Robert G. Smiley, 24, of Saline, facial and other cuts; Jewell Smith, 39, of 844 W. Huron St., possible back injuries; and Donald Lovely, 22, of 1334 Harpst St., sprained right ankle. All were brought to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital for treatment. Sheriff's officers quoted the of the Saline Junior Chamber of Commerce aiding, and in what drlv?r of, th\fa,r. Smiley, as say- the Junior -Chamber, m& tnat bn&ht ljSnts frmi* an on chase. The car was not reported stolen until 8:00 p.m. when Still started to go home. He .immediately contacted the police department and a search was started. Birthdays Fall On Friday, 13th Ann Jane Prout and Judy Siemsen were both born on Friday, 13, and this week they both celebrate their birthdays on Friday, 13. Joseph's hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Waif red Larson were supper guests at .the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Royal at Milan on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Ra y Davis returned recently from a vacation trip to Florida. While there they visited at the homes of several Saline residents. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Davenport and daughter Joyce attended Nthe j wedding of Miss, Peggy Ann Green at Northville' last Saturday. Joyce wasi the soloist at the wedding. Miss Green is a sorority sister of Joyce. The weddng was held in the Methodist Church. Robert Royal Called To Active Duty Cub Scout News Blue & Gold Banquet work on disPlay m Keveim'sDrug' ^ i Store, ' For Cub Pack 146 The Blue and Gold Banquet for Kenneth Volz is the chairman of the Saline. Pack Committee, St. Tracy is the secretary and Neil Cub Pack 146 will be held at the i - -, -. , . _••<._ . , „-.,.. ........ ■- , ~~ !treasurer, and Mike Strait is the Royal is-a captain in the re- pchool on Friday evening, Feb. 13, at 6:30. There will be a pot luck supper with each family furnishing their own food and drink for themselves. Ice cream will be furnished by the packs. Awards will way, could aid in, the solution of the problem which each day becomes Time for Greatness!" ■, mQl? Prominent. made by the' The Pr0Dlem °* which I speak, is of course, the seemingly slow death to* established business and the • likelihood of certain failure - to new businesses tiyir.g to get a foot hold in this city. This is\ not true in all cases, but as an over-all picture this seems to be the case. If it were not, we would not be here today concerning; ourselves wilh such a problem. Nor wou'd we if it were only a few who "*-:lt that this condition existed. Therefore we do have a problem. Who anions the business men admit that this is the situation in their particular case? Or, v.'ith further questioning, who even to himself thinks this is true in his own business? I don't expect that very many of you do. The very fact that we don't recognize this situation as individuals possess a much greater problem than ha one previous'y menioned. It is well within your power today, Gentlemen, to take the first step away from this state of apathy, complacency and plain old "I don't care." There is yet another word for it. TOLERANCE. We have allowed tolerance to become the indecision of an uncertain uninformed mind. What to do about it? Wake up! Get the facts. See just where you as an individual ^stand in your particular field today. We must consider this in a three dimensional aspect. First: The individual, business coming car and a blowout of the right front tire combined to make him lose control. Additional Money. Received For Polio Fund , According to the treasurer of the Polio drive, Mrs. Harold Frey, an additional sum of money, $38.83, has been received since .ast week. Mrs. Gordon Prout's name was inadvertently left out from the list of names in the Mothers' March. New Teacher at Saline High Robert Royal Robert Royal of 205 William has been recalled to active duty in the U. S. Air Force. Cub Scouts To Meet The Cub Scouts of Saline are celebrating National Boy Scout Week. They will be hosts to their Saline Cub Master. I serve and he is- due to report itself. Members of the Pack committee I *> Lockland Air Base San An-j Secondly: The in^id?.al b»si: tonio, Texas, on Feb. 16. |ness as compared with other bus- He will # leave Saline on Feb. > iness of the same type especially 13. Royal served in World War those which are doing a greaLer' H for five years as a pilot. He' volume per inventory dollar, was awarded two air medals and j Tljird: And perhaps the most the Distinguished Flying Cross ; important of all, our relation .with cluster ,also Royal's unit received a Presidential citation Circles to Hold White Elephant Sales The project for the month of February in the three Circles of the Ladies Aid Society of Federated Church is in the form of White Elephant Sales to be held in each of the roups at their meet- ins next week. The membership of the groups has just undergone re-arrangement and if any women of the congregation are in doubt about the group to which they are assigned, they are asked to call the Membership Chairman, Mrs. Arthur Jaeobsen, at 596J. Circle II is to hi an. r._tcriii on group and will meet at 2: JO o'clock on Thursday, February 19, at the home of Miss Mary Mor- den. The other groups will meet in the evening of the same day with a Dessert' served at 7:45 o'clock in each case. Circle I will meet at the home of Mrs. Hazen Jewell, with Mrs. Harold Brown and Mrs. Duane Rogers assisting. Circle III will meet with Mrs. Dwight Reynolds with Mrs. John Miller assisting. New officers include: Mrs. Silas Nord as Chairman of Circle I with Mrs. Daniel Hall, co-chairman; Mrs. Allyn Phelps will serve aa Secretary and Treasurer. In charge of meeting arrangements wil be Mrs. A. W. Cuff, while the Program and Devotions Committee includes Mrs. John Dicks, Chairman, Mrs. Hazen Jewell and Mrs. Paul Reed. The re-elected leader for Circle II is Mrs. Paul Klueter. Mrs. Carl Carr has been chosen Assistant Chairman of this Circle and Mrs. Ferman Clements Secretary and Treasurer. Miss Mary Morden will be Devotional Leader. Is Circle HI Mrs. Walter Jacobs is chairman, with Mrs. Clarence Johnson, co-chairman. Mrs. Mark Forsythe, secretary and treasurer; and the committees appointed include Devotions, Mrs. J. C. Bradley; Membership and Hospitality, Mrs. C. 'R. Burkhart; Program and Entertainment, Mrs. Hugh Austin. Music department head, Arthur Katterjohn, reports that 22 Saline junior and senior high school musicians participated in the district music festival of the Michigan Band and Orchestra ssociation at Ypsilanti last Saturday. Two Saline ensemble groups and twelve soloists earned a total of eight first and six second division ratings. First division ratings were earned by the f ollowing soloists: James Austin, cornet; Robert Parsons, baritone; Karen Taylor, piano and clarinet; Joan Austin, piano; and Christina Schnierle, flute.. Second division ratings were won by the following soloists: David Gable, baritone; Ellen Reed, French horn; Patsy Johnson, piano; Joan Austin, clarinet Rosalee Marshall, alto- saxophone. First division ensemble honors went to a brass sextette composed of James Austin, Gene Austin, Ellen Reed, David Gable, James Rhoades and Kenneth Guenther. Second division ensemble honors went to another brass sextet composed, of Norwin Raus, Kit Young, Sally Haswell, Dan Gable, Bob Parsons and Richard Lutz. 7th Grade To Hold Bake Sale At Wood's Hardware The seventh graders of SHS will hold a bake sale this Saturday at Wood's Hardware. The funds raised will be used for class projects. Sale starts at 1:00 p.m. and will continue'until all items are sold. Sharon 'Brock. Bee Ann Kellogg and I Joan Begole make up the stu- 'dent committee with assistance from Dwight Reynolds. Lamb Club Meeting The regular Ewe and Lamb Club h'ld itg meeting Tuesday evening at the high school. We h?d the pleasure of adding two new members to our group—Doris Hunter and Dan Leviett which brings our number to 15 for 1953. Because of conflicting dates, some of our 2nd-year members were absent, so our guest speaker, William Crim was cancelled until February 24 at which time he will speak. Billy Lutz has missed two meetings because of illness. We miss you Billy. Hurry and get well. Next meeting will he on Februray 24 at the school. Parents are always welcome. At each meeting we are laying plans for a bigger and better show at the 1953 fair. Spears 8-Pound Pike Anbert AJbertson of 704 W. Grand Blvd., Ypsilanti speared an eight-pound-two-ounce Northern pike while fishing at Pleasant Lake Wednesday, February 4. He speared his prize catch at approximately 6 p.m. I Dr. Miller To Hold Open House i Services For Anna Bredernitz Williams Dr. Harold Miller will hold open house at his new office at 205 S. Davenport St. Sunday, February 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. F. F. A. To Hold Barndance Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Bredernitz Williams, 80, a former Saline resident, were held at 3 p. m. Sunday, Feb. 8. Mrs. Williams died Wednesday, Feb. 4. Burial was held in Oakwood Cemetery, t Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reed have moved to their new home on Russell Et. The Future Farmers of America are sponsoring a barn dance to be held Saturday, February 14 at the Saline High School. The Dance begins at 9:00 p.m. The public is invited. Mrs. Vernon Allmendinger of Dexter spent Wednesday afternoon at the Clarence Fritz "home. are Clarence Wiehush, Major Robert Gay, Bill Schwocho, Clarence be presiented at this meeting1. Johnson and Don R'app who represents the JCC's on the committee. Den Mothers are: Den 1, Ellen Johnson and Hilda Raus. Den 2, one another in Saline. A point that could be to drawn i Robert Welis: Wells is one of three new teachers at Saline High School. Wells is teaching the general classes formerly taught by Mario Marchisio. The story on the three teachers ran last week. families on Friday, Feb.- 13, at [ Katharine Volz and Thyra' Bixby. 6:30 p. m. at the annual Blue j Den 3, Dorothy Wiebush and Hel- „ „. „__„ __ _____„___ _i__. __„ and Gold Banquet to be held in en Starling. Den 4, Maxine Gay. ran unsuccessfully for the City .i —--I-— Trr_i- ct_i 1 r»_—- ! T»«_ cr ^K_—;_^o /"*.._— ——A A——. /S n s_ j.i__ tvt.... i «i«« Royal is presently employed from the three points as a group at the Romulus High School as a teacher of industrial arts. He Correction the Saline High School,Gym. |.Den 5, Virginia Cam and Ann Council in the November elec- " " ^ " ' """ ","""'1 ition. Royal plans on selling his house here in Saline if he can find, a "buyer. Scouting awards will be pre- j Coe. Den 6, Jeanette Strait, sented at the banquet. The Cub ' The den chiefs are Jim England, Dens now have an exhibit of their Don Jeppesen and Bill Meister. would be this: In business, men are like bananas. That is, "if you don't stay with the hunch you get skinned." If you do not agree with ings, me 'on the foregoing, that iwe> read, In last week's Who's Who in Saline we wrote that Mr. Curtiss "confesses to 22 -Rotary Meet The sentence should have "He confesses to 22 years have a serious problem here, you of prf ect attendance at Rotary (Continued on page 4) meetings, Community Calendar Thursday, Feb. 12 — Bosses' Night, Saline J. C. C.'s 7:15 p. m. Saline Hotel. > Friday, Feb. 13, — Cub Scout Banquet at 6:30 at the schooL Saturday, Feb. 14—1:00 p. m. 7th Grade Bake Sale at Woods- Store. ■ • Saturday, Feb. 14—F.FA. Barn Dance at 9:00 at Saline High School. i Sunday, Feb. 15—Open House at Doctor Millers new office, at 205 Davenport from 2:00 te^:00 p. m. Monday, February 16—Library Board Meeting at Saline Library. Tuesday, Feb. 17—Father and Son Banquet at Methodist Church. Tuesday, Feb. 17—Child Study Club meets-at Mrs. Henry Earner's home at 8:00.
|Title||1953-02-12; 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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