1954-10-14; Saline Observer
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.*_*' Serving This Community For More Than Seventy Years SEVENTY-FIRST YEAR SALINE, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 195*1 FIVE CENTS PER COPY CILITI When Good Friends Get Together .-.. *- «.j .".. - Methodist Youth Fellowship welcomed several new members Sunday night at a kick-off banquet held in the church dining room. Later a movie, "No Other Gods" was shown followed by a candlelight worship service. Sharon Starling was general chairman of the affair and Susan Adair acted as emcee. Bob Klueter is advisor to the group. To rganize Ground Observer Post Hammond District, Turns Down Annexation Ag am A special meeting has been called for Friday night, October 15, at the American Legion Home to organize a Ground Observer Corps. A 1-e William- Loades, Air Force Representative from Grand Rapids Filter Center will explain the necessary operation of the observer post. Observers will be needed to man the post here and report aircraft movements to ,filter centers. Volunteers will work in pairs from two. to four hours. An observation post will be set up somewhere in SaUne, and it is hoped that eventually a 24 hour watch can be accomplished. Larry Deede, super-visor of the local post urges that all local interested persons attend the meeting to become familiar with details. Anyone 16 years of age or older is eligible to join the corps. Persons unable I to attend on Friday night but who are still interested can contact Larry Deede at a later time,, and in fact, are urged to do so. There are now some 54 24- hour observation posts throughout the state. In Washtenaw County, posts are in operation at 4_in At-bbB;- Ypsilanti, Dexter, and Chelsea. \\ Everything Comes Two's" n Mrs. Robert Harrison and Mrs. Robert Dieterle, who are sisters, both gave birth to a baby boy and baby girl respectively, Monday just a few hours apart. Both births were Caesarian sections, and both mothers are now residing in the same room at St. Joseph's Hospital, Ann Arbor. ***»* St. Paul's Youth Discuss Gambling Taking account of an issue that is to go before Michigan voters in November members of St. Paul's Youth Fellowship, meeting last Sunday evening, addressed themselves to the subject "Shall Lotteries Be Legalized?" Marlene Eisemann servfed as moderator for a panel discussion and reported that other states are currently facing the same issue. Donna Wahl advanced arguments in favor of legalized lotteries. She pointed out the impossibility of legislating for morality and considered the enactment of legalized lotteries as a step toward increased respect for law. Charitable lotteries, she stressed, -make possible revenue which otherwise could not be secured. It was not overlooked that some church groups have considered lotteries as a legitimate method of raising money for theiy programs. Allen Rentschler summarized some of the argument in opposition to legalized lotteries by calling attention to the dangers of corrupting athletics and politics. He presented the view that money paid for a bet often goes to support those who live off the labor of others. Citing also the peril to the American tradition of industry and thrift, he spoke in favor of preserving the attitude which gives dignity to honest work. William Mullendore, News Editor of the Ann Arbor News, served as a guest panel member. He considered the present proposal poorly drafted because it would make possible many other forms of gambling in addition to the legalisation of "Bingo" which is the primary objective of those who have worked for legislative enactment of legalized lotteries. He defended the organized effort to put the issue on the ballot because it was the proper proceedure to determine the will of the residents of Michigan. It was the opiniqn of Mr. Mullendore that undeserving groups could distort the term "charitable purposes" and abuse the intention of the law if it should become an enactment. Reverend Alvin Siemsen, pastor of St. Paul's Church, outlined opposing arguments from Five times residents of Hammond School District have cast ballots on the annexation proposal and still a majority prefer to remain outside the limits of the Saline Area Shcool District. Monday night opponents to annexation garnered 22 votes while proponents cast 14. At the last election an even split of 18 votes apiece resulted and the sudden reversal this time came as a surprise to persons who have been following elections in the district during the past. Up until this time proponents had gathered strength and it looked for a time that annexation would pass this time. No definite plans were made regarding a future election and just what the district plans to do is not clear at this time. Many residents of the Saline Area School District, including many farmers, feel that it is unfair to admit any additional districts that are not willing to shoulder the responsibilities of providing classroom space. A plan may be worked out whereby districts that join the Saline Area District at a later date may he required to have on hand in their treasury a fund the standpoint of Christian stewardship. He declared that legalization of lotteries would give further support to the "something for nothing philosophy." From the stewardship perspective a man's possessions are a trust from God and are not to be used irresponsibly. It was his view that there are moral limitations which must be considered when a man assumes he has a right to do as he pleases with his money. Gambling, he declared to be wrong, because it is a form of exploitation. In the general discussion the problems of law% enforcement and the invasion of racketeering were .also considered. ~ The difficulty of changing pari- mutuel. betting on horse races because' of its importance as a cource of state revenue was also given attention. Control of pari-mutuel betting and 'control of lotteries would present •entirely different problems to those charged with law enforcement. It was recognized that Washtenaw County has produced the spearhead for the effort to have lotteries legalized. equivalent to the amount they would have paid toward debt retirement if they had been in the Saline District from the off-set. Mrs. Paul Reed Chairman Of March Of Dimes Mrs. Paul Reed, 209 Russell St., Saline, has been appointed chairman of the Saline -March of Dimes Drive for the year 1955. She spent last Friday and Saturday at the Kellogg Center at East Lansing attending the 3rd annual station-Kvide pre- campaign training conference sponsored by the National Foundation fjor nfantile Paralysis. She was accompanied by .Mrs. Carl Rehberg,_ chairman of the Washtenaw County Chapter, and Mrs. Frederick N. McOmber, chairman of the City of Ann Arbor Chapter. St. Paul's Youth Plan 'Christ's Work Day' Members of St. Paul's Youth Fellowship will observe "Christ's Work Day" Saturday, October 23 by sponsoring a waste paper drive within the city limits. The project s part of a denomination-wide program throughout Evangelical and Reformed Churches 'and money received is used for missionary work, both at home and abroad. 'Last year the youth group, here earned over §35.00 as a result of the drive. 'Anyone 'having waste paper to contribute to this cause may do so by phoning Mrs. Alfred Sehmid, Call Saline 319 between 11 a. m. and 1 p. m. Paper should be tied in bundles whenever possible. CIRCLE H MEETING OF FEDERATED WOMEN Circle II of the Federated Ladies Aid Society will meet on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 20 at 2:00 o'clock, at the home of Mrs. Maurice Henderson on North** Ann Arbor Street. Mrs Paul Klueter is chairman of the grouup. Election is scheduled as a part of this month's business. Legionaires To Sponsor Drive For New Members Local Legionnaires have announced plans for an intensive 1955 membership drive from October 20 to November 11, a 23 day period which has been designated as "AL Weeks." This is part of a nation-wide enrollment push approved by National Commander Seaborn P. Collins with the objective of completing the entire 1955 membership job by November 11 which will be observed for the first time this year as "Veterans Day." Announcement of local "AL Weeks" plans was made today by Harvey Kluwe, Commander of of the American Legion o- the Wm. B. Lutz Post No. 322 Saline. "The objective of 'AL Weeks' is to extend to every eligible veteran in Saline and Community an urgent invitation to affiliate with The American J Legion," Commander Kluwe *said. "An all-time high in Post membership in 1955 is our goal. Our 1954 enrollment was 107. We are going to exceed this membership in 1955 as over half of our quota is already Petitions Are In For Council Candidates A council meeting was held Tuesday evening at which time petitions for council members were submitted. The petitions were circulated for the following names and terms: For a 1 year term on the City Council- Owen' Hoeft, Bobhie Leonard and Milton Hartman. For the two-year tern: J. C. Little, Carl Carr, Henry Leutheuser, Frank '.a Deede and Gerald Coe. For the Justice of the Peace, John Buck's name was submitted. Bob Leonard was not aware that his name had been submitted and because he feels that he does not have sufficient time to devote to being a member of the City Council he has withdrawn his name as a candidate. The names will be voted on a't the General Election to be held November 2, 1954. During the past three years the Saline General Hospital has doubled its medical patient output, tripled its surgical operations, and just last month an all time high was. set for maternity cases — 29 during the month of September — nearly one a day. Rather dramatic, isn't it, considering that the hospital is still contained within the same walls that it has been for many years. In May of 1951 Mr. and Mrs. Basil Badour came to Saline to assume operation of the hospital and since that time much has' been. d*_:.*.e to -lecomolish a tremendous growth within the hospital itself. This, in spite of inadequafca space aud facilities which points out the need for a cc__mu_ity-*wjde drive to build a modern new hospital. The hospital, as it stands today, is performing a splendid service to the community. However the time is at hand* to injure a continued growth of the hospital and the service it renders this community by providing adequate space and facilities to insure its continued progress. First, let's look at the hospital as it stands now, and attempt to understand the difficulties under which it is operating. Most important is the building itself. Following a surgical operation,-, doctors must carry patients upstairs on a stretcher and the stair well twists around to make the task more difficult. InnstallatiOn of an elevator would not essentially alleviate the situation since the walls are too narrow to allow stretcher cart to turn 'into NOTICE—WATER USERS Friday, October 15th is the last discount day. We urge all unpaid users to settle their present water account before the next billing when the new rates are in effect. Saturday, October 30th will be the last day for Absentee Ballots for General Election. the -hallway if one were installed. Most of the patients are kept upstairs. This means that for every meal nurses or attendants must carry food trays up two flights of stairs, and with a full capacity of patients this adds considerable work to the average nursing day at the hospital. This, alone, makes it difficult to hire registered nurses—especially since nurses can find employment elsewhere where stair climbing is not an added burden to the work day. Essentially the building does not contribute itself to extensive alterations. It was constructed originally as a church and was later converted to the present use. In addition,, the Saline General Hospital, Inc., does not own the building. Can Use Equipment Now Groups throughout the com- in." The Commander said th**** Mayor Henry Leutheuser wm be asked to issue a proclamation setting aside the period of October 20 to November 11 as "AD Weeks." The local American Legion Post, is planning a hard-hitting 'publicity campaign to promote The slogan for all Legionnaires is "Get 5 for 55" Commander K'nwe snid. "The na- its "AL Weeks" Campaign, tionwide objective for 'AL Weeks' is to enroll 3,000,000 or more for 1955 during this 23-day period," he stated. Fun Club To Meet At Home Of Reva Robison The Fun Club plans to meet at the home of Mrs. Reva Robinson on Wednesday evening, October 20. At this meeting the group plans to dress dolls for Mr. Warnhoff, the man portraying "Santa Claus" in Ann Arbor. The ladies had previously purchased the dolls. They also plan to make jewelry at the. same meeting. Guide Hospital's Progress '\-^7H-'Wffi--.T"""*n'* munity that have been putting aside money to apply toward new hospital equipment are urged to investigate the possibility of buying some much needed equipment at this time and making it available for use. La. er when the new hospital is built any such eauipment will be transferred to the new building. Any such contributions would ^e m-vle to the Saline Community Hospital Association, who in turn, would make it available for use at this time. So, if you belong to any gro-**p that hrs been putting aside money for new hospital purposes, hive .tigate the possibility of alleviating equipment shortages right now. It is, perhaps, well to explain the difference between the Saline Community Hospital Association and the Saline General Hospital. They are two separate organizations. Saline General Hospital is an incorporated business operated hy Mr. and Mrs. Basil Badour. The Community Hospital Association was organized several years ago for the expressed purpose of forming a spearhead to buy land and raise funds to build a new, modern hospital. Dr. Harold Miller is president of the group and the hoard of directors includes: Dr. Gordon J. Prout, Leo Jensen, Art - Heininger, Francis Lockwood, Carl A. Curtiss, and James Little. The Association already owns 35 acres of land adjacent to Saline Heights where water and sewer facilities are near by. Dr. Miller said last week that a hospital can maintain itself if the building and equipment are originally provided and donated to the Hospital Association, which is a non-profit organization. Civic organizations, and clubs •nay soon be called on to provide backing to a hospital campaign. In the meantime Club ^residents should visit the hospital here in order to be informed first hand as to the needs of the community, and by all means if your Club has money saved for a new hospital investigate the possibility of doing something at this time, keeping in mind that any equipment purchased can and will be transferred when a new hospital is built. Four nurses have carried the principal management of the Saline General Hospital since its founding many years ago, and this past week gathered at the hospital in observance of National Nurse Week to talk over times gone by. From left to right ar«NMrs. Geraldine Uphaus, Mrs. Cora Dikson, Mrs. Geraldine Bkdour, and Mrs. Hilda Wacker. A complete story of the four nurses' .partiipation in operation of the Saline Hospital appears on Page 7. Jaycees To Start Flag Campaign Tonite If a salesman knocks on your door tonight (Thursday) greet (him with a big smile. It's probably one of the Saline Jaycees selling American flags for homes as part of the JCC A- mericanism Program. Cost of the flags is only $3.00 and the size is 3 feet by 5 feet. The complete set includes a jointed wooden pole, hall top, and a metal bracket. The project is part of a nation-wide program by Jaycees to promote the Americanism theme. James Beal, president of the local organization said, "Saline Jaycees have adopted this program in an effort to promote an awareness of the rights and responsibilities we owe to our country." 'In addition," he said, "I'd like to see more flags displayed in Saline on special holidays.',' The campaign, here, is expected to get underway sometime after 7:00 p. m. SPECIAL ATTENTION Water Mains will be flushed Friday, weather permitting. E. J. MUIR, City Clerk.
|Title||1954-10-14; 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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