1955-07-07; Saline Observer
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Appreciation Day Every Friday Last Week's Winner RODNEY OWEN $123.00 THE SERVE Saline's Home Newspaper for Over 70 Years SEVENTY-SECOND YEAR SALINE, MICHIGAN,' THURSDAY, JULY 7, 1955 FIVE CENTS PER COPY -«» Summer recreation director Tom Johnston has organized a baseball tram for the boys participating in the recreation program. There will he a game scheduled for every Friday however the game lasc week ■nas cancelled because of the h.avy traffic over the holiday. Those who have reported for practice so far are Jim Walters, Butch Armbruster, Bob Starling, Hack Kuebler, Calvin Carr, Randy C arr, Alan Coe, Mike Bixby, Tim Jordan, Dave Hoeft, Bill Starling, Georgs Reynolds, George Miller, Doug Hoeft, Tom Richards Bob Vedder and Jim Griffin. There is a game scheduled for Thursday, July 7 at Manchester. The game will start at 11 a.m. with Jim "Walters and Butch Armbruster pitching and Bob Starling and Jack Kuebler catching. Another game will be played with Manches- School Board To Meet Here Monday The Annual Area School Board election will be held in the gymnasium on Monday, July 11, The polls will be open from 10:00 o' clock in the morning until 3:00 p.m. There have been only two petitions filed, by Dr. Gordon Prout and Dr. Harold Miller, for the trustee position of three years which they are now vacating. Also a proposal empowering t.'ie Board of Education to sell the sites and buildings of former districts now annexed to the Saline Area School District Number Six Fractional will be voted upon. Those properties involved include Rentschler School District No. 7, Lodi Township; Union School, District No. 3, Frl. Saline Township; Benton School District No. 9, Saline Twp. Hammond School, District No. 7, Saline Township. The annual meeting for the trans action of other business will be held in the gymnasium t 8:00 P.M. It s the duty of citizens and parents to vote in the election and to attend tjie annual meeting. Any '"~f "*■ . °; ■>* '' v>^. , 'vt ,\ *; _ ■■ '\ ;c !»*"»*,- f f -x- f **■ %■'.■ * , **.v _ * j_** Tf:: 1 -*.__ <»; _? ** •i h* V *-___*T*Pi3»i"r SIPiilSSl. Saline Boy Critically """ "" I ^"_*f_# ter here on Friday. Game time will be 5 p.m. Doug HDeft will do the pitching for' this game with George Miller behind ihe plate Johnston has announced that anyone interested in program baseball is welcome to try out. Legion Auxiliary Holds Meeting Elects Officers The American Legion Unit 322 held its regular June meeting with twenty-two members and two guest attending. The meeting was opened in regular form and the standing committee reports were submitted. The Americanism chairman displayed the cut door flag purchased for the new elementary school and at this time introduced Donna Mae Wahl the Girls State representative, who gave a very interesting report of her stay at Girls State. The child welfare chairman reported that the "Save the Child, ren" federation was in need of financial help and a contribution was sent to this project. President Bernice Annbruster an nounced that Mary Koebbe has been awarded the American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Scholarship. Tlie unit voted to send Bernice Armbruster and Betty Finkbeiner as delegates to the state conven. tion. Dorothy Finkbeiner and It_ , .. ,, c ., bena Hunt were named alternates, climax on the occasion of the Mae Uphaus, Bernice Armbruster, I recent Ice Cream Social held 1st Louella Dell and Gwenyth Armbru-1 Wednesday evening. Contribu- ster attended the second district • tions that were received from meeting in Dundee June 26. At this j the church school pupils, the meeting Mae Uphaus was elected district historian. The election of officers was held at the last meeting. Betty Finkbeiner was elected president. Shirley Westphal elected first vice-president and Verlie Osterhaut second vice—president. Other officers are: Corresponding Secretary, Rubena Hunt; recording Secretary, Elaine Carter; Treasurer, Betty -Iraf; Chaplain, Jean Goble; Historian, M.U ilyn Beach; Sgt at arms, Delor es Molby. Bernice Armbruster, Sal A car carrying four young people missed a curve and overturned at Jordan and Arkona Roads here last Wednesday night. Dan Larson, 16 of Saline was unable to make a statement but police estimate that the car could not make the turn and went off the road, hit a stump and carreened end—over— end twice and rolled over four times and finally came to rest at the foot of a big evergreen bush in the front yard of the Elton Osborne home, about 200 feet from where it had first left the road. Larson was rushed to University Hospital in Ann Arbor. He suffered from fracture of the ribs, collarbone, pelvis and concussion of the brain. He is still in critical condition there. Nancy Keveling of Saline was also taken to University Hospital where she was treated for cuts and bruises and has since been released. Billy. Meister of Saline and Mary Ruby of Wash- FOTJK TEENAGERS were injured last WednesJay night when this car, driven by Dan Larson, 16, of Saline, missed the curve at Jordan and Arkona Roads. The car flipped and turned for about 200 feet before coming to a halt beneath a big bush. Larson is still in critical condition at University Hospital. Others in the carfe, Nancy Keveling of Saline, Bill Meister of Saline, and Mary Ruby of Washington D.C. were not seriously injured. St. PauPs "Heifer Project Reaches Successful Climax The Heifer project of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church reached a successful registered elector may vote on the ly Mac Arthur, Euetta Winkle, and trustee positions and any taxpayer Marjorie Bredernitz were named to may vote on the proposition. I the executive board. Country Store and individual donors were more than sufficient to purchase the heifer. Leftover money will be used to help defray some of the cost of feed and inland transportation which the completion of the project involves. Erwin Feldkamp and Richard Weisenreder took the animal to the fairground for the dedication service that was held on Sunday afternoon. From this point tlie heifer will be shipped with others from Michigan to New York where the overseas trip to Western Germany will begin. The committee consisting of Clarence Haarer, Edwin Feldkamp, Richard Weisenreder and Robert Groeb have expressed their praise for the community interest and support which the project developed. Singled out for special mention were Charles Schultz from whom the heifer was purchased, Erwin Feldkamp who groomed the animal for showing, Dr. Davis local veterinarian, who gave his assistance in preparing the heifer for shipment. After the heifer reaches her European ^destination a report will be received about her new owner and the committee hopes to share this information with the community at that time. ST. PAUL'S HEIFER poses with Rev. Alwin: Siemsen (left) and Erwin Feldkamp before shipped to Western Germany. The heifer project reached its goal last Wednesday evening at the Ice Cream Social at St Paul _ church. Methodist Youth Officers Meet At Lake Camp Seventy-two conference and district officers representing over 20, 000 youth of the Detroit Conference Methodist Youth are attending Lake Huron Methodist Camp at Jeddo, Michigan during the week of June 26 to July 2. The purpose of this assembly is to train officers and to make policies for the Methodist Youth in the Detroit Conference, which includes half of the lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Ann Arbor District represents 15 per-cent of the youth in the Detroit Conference. District president Sharon Starling of Saline was one of those representing the Ann Arbor at the camp. Mr. and Mrs. Alwin Burkhardt spent the holiday weekend at their cottage at Strawberry Lake. Their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sells and children of Ann Arbor were weekend guests. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Norman Elfring and family spent the weekend in northern Michigan. ***'_,. A son, Boger Spenc'er.'^as born to Mr. and Mrs. Randalf-Coates at University Hospital, June 2!jth. Obituaries Chauncey E. Fitzgerald was born in Saline, Michigan on Janulary 1, 1883. He was the son of Sela and Eva Hotchkin Fitzgerald. Most of his life was spent in Saline where he was a barber. On November 8, 1905, he married Lula E. Benson of North Adams. In 1940 they came to Hillsdale County in the vicinity of Lickley's Corners and in 1946 moved to Hillsdale. He passed away Jnne 27, 1955 at the Hillsdale Community Health Center.. He was a member of the Hillsdale Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Irene Coler of Hillsdale, a granddaughter, Carol Ln Fitzgerald of Cold- water and cne brother, James of Benton Harbor. A son, Ronald, passed away in 1942. Two brothers, Sela and Max also preceded him in death. # * * Lewis F. Seherdt, S3, died Saturday morning at a convelesant home in Ypsilanti. He had been living with his daughter, Mrs. Raymond Larmee, in Darlington, East Ann Arhor for the past few years. Mr. Seherdt was born November IS, 1S71 in Freedom Township, the son of Ludwig and Fredericka Betz Seherdt: He was married March 21, 1909 to Lydia O. Jedele, who pre- ceeded him in death November 2S, 1941. He is also survived by one son Elmer of Chelsea and 6 grandchild ten. He was a member of Darlington Lutheran Church. Services were held at the Lock- wood Funeral Home, Tuesday July ., 1955 at 2 o'clock with Rev, H.L. Engel officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery. Harry Fosdick Gets Coaching Job at Brighton Harry Fosdick son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Fosdick, has accepted a coaching position in the Brighton schools and will begin his duties in the fall. Mr. Fosdick will be head basketball cpach and assistant football and baseball coach. He graduated from Saline High school in 1947 and from Michigan State Normal College at Ypsilanti in February 1952. He served in tlie U.S. Army for .two years with a fifteen.month tour of duty in Korea. He anc. his wife Rosemary, and their infant son, Mark Walter, plan to move from their present home at Lansing to Brighton in the near future. Tri-State Race Featured Sat. At Jackson Saturday night, July 9, is the night for the Tri-State Championship Stock Car Race at Jackson Motor Speedway. This 8—event pro gram will feature a 50—lap 24—car Championship Race open to drivsrs from Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The purse will be a guarantee of 51,000 against 10% with a handsome trophy to the winner. Mike Gray from Bryan, Ohio won the Tri-State Race last year and took home the lion's share of the purse which went to §1,500. All events on the program will be run on the banked 3-8 mile oiled clay track. There is no cubic inch limit at Jackson Motor Speedway but the 1955 rules will apply foi this special race. Further information on the race and the rules can he obtained by contacting Robt. Stull. 600 Andrews St., Jack- sou, Michigan. Local Man At ROTC Camp Gerald Haarer, son of Mr. and Mrs Clarence Haarer, Michigan Ave. Saline, Mich., is currently at Fort Campbell, Ky., for a six-week per iod of field work as part of his train ing as a Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet. Haarer is an ROTC cadet at Michigan State College. During the month-_nd—a—half stay- at Fort Campbell, more than 1500 cadets from 29 colleges and universities in the midwest and mid—south area will be given the opportunity to put into practice the classroom work they have studied during the past year. In addition to the intensive instruction in general military subjects, ranging from map reading to military law, emphasis will be placed upon the development of leadership ability >"n the prospective officers. ington, D.C, the other occupants of tlie car were treated for bruises by Dr. Gordon Prout here and then released. The car, a 1955 Oldsmobile was completely demolished. Police estimate that the car was travel'ms; between 90 and 100 miles per hour when the accident occured. Jaycees to Sell Brooms & Brushes Here July 11,12 The Saline Jaycees will sell brushes here on July 11 and 12. They have arranged with the Blind Products Company of Detroit for the wares which they will be selling The company employs only blind people. The brooms and brushes are of. fine quality and those who buy them will not only, he helping the Jaycees but the blind company also. The products are of finer quality than any that can be purchased in the stores and will be sold at reasonable prices. Nearly all of the members of the organization will be participating in this campaign. Guild Honors Older Members -The next meeting of the Women's Guild of St. Paul - Church will be heldimhonor of,the older members on the lawn of-Mrs. Ruben Finkbeiner the afternoon of July 12. In charge of the short devotion program will be Mrs. Carl Moehn, who is also head of the Christian Social Service. The hostesses will be Mrs. Amanda Mayer, Mrs. Lewis Kleinsch- midt. Miss Esther Landwher, Mrs. Charles Kern, Mrs. Elmer Lange, and Mrs. Alwin Siemsen. In case of rain the meeting will be held in the basement of the church. Rotary Elects Jets Roar Over Town; Seek Home of Old Buddy If anyone is wondering what the home base in Pensacola, Florida. Flook, now retired from ths Navy is Drain Commissioner of Washtenaw County. Steer Succumbs To Severe Heat A Steer, belonging to Ronnie Paul, a member of the Rotary-sponsored Steer Club died Monday. The steer was reportedly suffering from the severe heat which has been plagueing the country. Ronnie is the son of Oscar Paul of Textile Rd. The animal was insured and is being appraised. Ronnie. yrilV buy one of his father's steers to finish, out the year and enter An the fair. «. reason is behind the four jets that thundered over Saline Monday startling most of the countryside, here is the story. The U.S. Navy Cougar Jets from the famed "Blue Angels" the crack stunt group that was performing at the air show in Detroit. The reason that they were over Saline is that they were looking for the home of John Flook of Water Work Road. Saline. Commander Richard Cormier, hed of the squad, is an old wartime buddy of Flook. Thej flew together in the Navy during and after World War II. Flook ancl Mrs. Flook were guests of the Fliers at the air show Sunday and inspected the planes at Wayne-Major Airport In Detroit. When the jets flew over yesterday, they were on their way to their b-~ ■*&% GERALD COE (left) retiring president of Rotary, hands, his gavel to the new president^ I_ester McCoy. Installation of Officers took place at the Rotary meeting last Thursday. Other officers installed at the meeting were Paul I_amheriy vice president; Harold Gray, secretary; William Crim, treasurer and Don Ford, Sergeant at Arms.
|Title||1955-07-07; 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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