1955-07-28; Saline Observer
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Appreciation Pay Every Friday THE SALINE Saline's Home * Newspaper for Over 70 Years SEVENTY-SECOND YEAR SALINE, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1955 FIVE CENTS PER COPY County Bangs Testing Crew Working In Saline Area EEPOBTg are made to the owner of the herd of the results of the testing on his cattle. Duplicate reports are sent to the state. Here John Kurtz, working in the field laboratory, types out the statements to be sent out. County Veterinerian James Moser is in charge of the local testing program^ TESTING the milk samples brought in by field workers from the county farms is Edwin Renkie. The milk is tested to determine whether the cattle will have to be blood tested for Bangs Disease The Field Laboratory is in Saline at the Mercantile Co. and will probably be there another week before the area tests are completed. Jane9 Opens at Mill Theatre The Saline Mill Theater is presenting S.N. Behrman's comedy entitled "Jane" as its third production, which is based on a story of play, which is based or_ a story of the same name by W. Somerset Maugham, opened Tuesday evening*, July 26, at 8:30 p.m. It is scheduled for a three week run. "When first produced in New York by the Theatre Guild in 1952 "Jane" starred Edna Best in the title role, Basil Rathbone as William Tower, and Howerd St. John as Lord Frobisher. It received the highest plaudits of New York critics ,and enjoyed a good run. "Jane" is bubbling, sophisticated high comedy, set in s*Svank London society in 1938. William Tower, world-renowned novelist and a man of the world, is paying a visit to his ex-wfie, who is .living handsomely in her Hyde Park house on the alimony he supplies. Tower is an amiable and perceptive caricature of W. Somerset Maughm ,and is given many of the most penetrating and laugh-provoking lines. . The story is set in motion when Mrs. Jane Fowler, a middle-aged relation by marriage, arrives in London to annouce her impending marriage to a young architect twenty years her junior. She is the widow of a magnate from Liverpool, a very provincial town by London standards. Jane scandalizes Tower' wife and her urbane friends by her dowdiness and by her wife of complete candor. After her wedding her architect husband not only redecorates Jane's house, he also _e-upholsters" her. NOVELIST Wn_JAM TOWER, played By Howard Malpas, makes a mock proposal to Jane, played by Robin Hall. Lord Frobisher (William Taylor) looks on The Mill Theatre's "Jane" opened Tuesday here for a three week run. transforming her into one of the best-dressed of women. This, combined with her honesty—which passes in these circles as startling originality—makes her London's most sought-after dinner companion and weekend guest. Allan, Lord Frobisher, a lady-killing newspaper tycoon in his middle fifties, comes into Jane's orbit soon after her arrival. Frobisher is a hois terous roue who relishes his reputation for ruthlessness and power. A life-long bachelor, he lists his major avocations as: 1) sport, 2) women; he plays to the hilt his roles as hard liver and warm lover. Jane, however, punctures his self assurance by labeling him an "elderly adolescent", and whittles him down o life size by her directness and quite strength. Little by little, as her marriage to the young achitect cols and collapses, Jane brings Lord FrObrisher into subjection, until in the last scene he is cajoled into a proposal, and the situation is resolved. With this main plot line is interwoven a subplot involving Jane's efforts to solve the romantic problems of Tower's daughter, Ann, who is in love with a man whose wife is in a German concentration camp. The entire play is stimulated and brightened by the presence of Tower, who returnes opportunely from India or Africa in time to be present at all the major crises. He is the wittiest and most brilliant o fthis sparkling company, and punctuates the action with bon mots at once pungent and genial. THE CAST Mrs. Jane Fowler.....™...Robin Hall Robin Hall is a newcomer to the Saline Mill Theatre this season. She ha sacted with college drama .groups at Mt. Holyoke, Chapel Hill and Catholic University. Locally she has appeared with the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre and the Arbor Players. She has taught at the Dramatic Arts Centre. William Tower Howard Malpas Played the vicar in Tennessee Williams' "You Touched Me!", which closed Sunday, July 24, after a scheduled two-week run. Allan, Lord Frobisher. .William Taylor Played the captain in "You Touched me!" Millicent Tower Nancy Born Played Agnes in "The Fourposter' and Emmie in "You Touched Me!" Ann Tower Gillian Connable Played Matilda in "You Touched Me!" Gilbert Dabney (the architect) Earl Matthews Played Hadrian in "You Touched Me!" Peter Crews Dale Schlafer Maid .'. Jolly Kellogg * "Jane" was directed hy TED HEUSEL and produced by BARBARA HAMEL. Sue TKomas Wed* Richard Miller In Sunday Rites In the presence of their immediate families and close friends, Miss Sue Thomas became the bride of Richard Miller in the Saline Methodist church on Sunday afternoon. The church was beautifully decorated with white glodiolus and the Reverend Frank Benish performed the double ring ceremony. For her wedding the nriae, who is the daughter of Mrs. Helen B. Thomas and the late Joseph Thomas, chose a white ballerina length gown fashioned of lace and satin. Her shoulder length veil was attached to a small satin corded cap. Her bouquet was of white roses. She was given in marriage by her brother, Captain Robert Thomas of Texas. Mrs. Walter Skingley of Plymouth was her sister's matron of hom _ and wore an aqua ballerina length gown and carried American beauty roses. Susan and Kristin Skingley of Plymouth, neices of the bride were flower girls and -Stephen Miller, the grooms brother was the ring bearer. E Richard who is the son of Dr. Harold Miller and the late Mrs. Miller was attended by James Cook. Mrs. Robert Merchant was the organist. A reception was held on the lawn at the Thomas home following the ceremony The young couple left on a two weeks trip to northern Canada. The bride will he a senior at the University of Michigan this fall and the groom will return to Hawaii with the U.S. Army. Both were graduated from the Saline High school Doug Gregory Sponsors Trip To Tiger Game Doug Gregory, the local Ford dealer will sponsor a trip to Detroit to a Tiger Ball Game for Thirty Saline Kids on August 17 game will be between the Tigers and the Cleveland Indians. Gregory is starting an annual con test for youngsters between the ages of nine and sixteen, inclusive, (see page 8 of this week's Observer for official contest announcement). The thirty winners will be taken to Detroit on a' chartered bus and will be completey insured and chaperoned, according to Gregory. Free Tiger baseball caps and refreshments are part of the trip. The contest will be judged by three local and impartial citizens, Gregory said. Finkbeiners Hold 21st Annual Family Reunion The twenty-first annual Finkbeiner reunion was •leld Sunday at the home of Oscar and Billy Weidman on Merritt Road. About one hundred guests were present for dinner with 35 mere guests arriving in the' afternoon. During the business ^meeting the following officers were eleSCte_ for the coming year; Clarence _irbach, president, Ruben Finkbeiner,-vies president, Mrs. Marion Feldkamp Allmond, secretary; Mrs. Hollis Cart*, treasurer. Michael Kalmbach was The youngest boy present at the reunion and Patricia Ann Finkbeiner was the youngest girl Sophia Roehm was the oldest woman present and Aaron Feldkamp tae oldest man. The reunion will be held next year on the fourth Sunday in July at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Finkibiener. 4H News The Busy Workers met at the home of Patty Kidwell on July 21. They opened the business meeting with the .pledge to the flag. According to reporter Mary Sue Gordon, they discussed attending the judging school in Ann Arbor on Thursday. Games and refreshments followed the meeting. The -i-H Farmers met at the home of Leroy and Sharon Burleson on July IS. They received their judging books and also got some experience in judging pigs and cows The business meeting was held after the judging . The next meeting will be August 1 at the home of Gene Girbach. Ken Rogers of the Saline Savings Bank has completed a banking course offered by the University of Michigan School of Business Administration. Rogers has studied* at the University for the past two summers and has just finished the course in modem banking methods and procedures. Goodwill Trucks Due In Saline August 3r4 Persons wishing to contribute household discards to help the handicapped employees at Goodwill Industries are asked by Mrs. Alma Byers, local telephone representa- ive, to be certain that it is the Goodwill truck which makes the pick-up. "All Goodwill trucks are a bright red color with the name of the organization painted in large white letters on the side," Mrs. Byers said. Since Goodwill trucks do not make door to door solicitations, the drivers stop only at homes where a request has heen made in advance to Mrs. Byers Persons who do not expect to be home when the pickup is made may leave their discards near their rear door. Items to be taken should be plainly marked for Goodwill Industries. The next regularly scheduled pick up by the Goodwill trucks in Saline will be Wednesday, August ust 3rd. Anyone with clothing, shoes toys, small appliances and other household raticles to be contributed may arrange for a pick-up by calling Mrs. Byers at Saline 3i.:0-M. Household discards are used by Goodwill industries to provide jobs and training for 400 physically handicapped men and women in the Detroit workshops. A field laboratory from the state Department of Agriculture has been stationed in Saline for the past week for the purpose of testing county and area herds for Brucellosis, more commonly known as.Bangs Disease. The lab trailer is located at the Saline Mercantile Co and will probably be there antoeher week before the work in this area is completed. All herds in the county are being tested. Milk is gathered in samples from dairy herds and brought to the lab for analysis while non- milk-*producing herds are blood tested. Dr. James Moser, County Veterinarian, is in charge of the local program. The county, under provisions of the state law has established county-wide testing of all breeding cattle above the age of six months for the disease. The order for a test came from the Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture upon request of the County Board of Supervisors The Milk test is a preliminary test to determine where Bangs Disease might he located. After it is determined where infected herds may be, hlood tests will then be given such herds to be sure. If a farmer's herd needs blood testing, he 'ill he notified of the date and time of the blood test of his cattle. If cattle are classed "in fected" or "suspicious", the cattle will be tagged and quarantined. The owner may "choose to dispose of the animals rather than keep then quarantined. In this case idemnity payments on the diseases animals will be made to the owners. All herds in which infected or suspected cattle are found will be subject to retest until the test shows negative. Thetests are a part of the statewide campaign against Bangs Disease in catties and undaulant fever in humans. According to the Michigan Health Department, over 100 cases of undulant fever were recorded in 1954, Man gets the disease from handling infected animals and consuming infected milk. Approximately 90 percent of the human caser in Michigan are cau.sed by the cattle type of Brucellosis. School Board ReElects Officers All officers were reelected at last night's organizational meeting of the Saline Area School District Board of Education. Dr. Harold A. Miller, recently returned to horad membership was re-elected president, Mrs Robert Merchant, secretary; Alwin Burkhardt, treasurer; and Dr. Gordon J. Prout and Carl Burmeister, members. Dr Prout was also re-elected a member at the last election At last night's meeting the board voted to offer for sale five rural schools. Bids will he accepted up to noon, Aug. 16, for the Benton, Union, Hammond .Rentschler and Bridgewater buildings and grounds. In a later action the board accepted bids on the Girbach, Judd, Oak Grove, Valentine and Bliss school properties. The matter of annexing the Jedele district on Waters Rd .was discussed but action deferred pending the receipt of a written application for annexation. The board also appointed Dwight Reynolds, shop teacher, as transpor tation manager for the consolidated district. Enrollment Grows For Teen Canteen The teen Canteen now shows a total enrollment of two hundred young - people, over one hundred were in attendance on last Friday evening. The ping pong tables were enjoyed by all and there were several tables of euchre, checkers, and flinch. Sponsors for last week Mr. and Mrs. Robert Starling and Mrs Ray Alber and Robert Kleuter. St. Paul _ Guild Meets The regular meeting of the St. Paul's Women's Guild will meet In the fellowship room, Tuesday August 2nd at 8:00 P.M. The program will be under the direction of The Christian Social Service department, headed by Mrs. Carl Moehn. The film. "THIS ROAD WE WALK" will be presented. Host- sses will be Mrs. Minnie Klump, Mrs. Cora Lambarth, Mrs. Minnie Lindemann, Mrs Doris Robi s**n, and Mrs. Vtvona LitHe. St. -Andrews Church Holds Annual Picnic About fifty people attended the St. Andrew's Church annual picnic held Monday July 25 at the Saline Park. The picnic also served as a fcrewell party for Rev. Charles Cof fey of the Holy Ghost Seminary in Ann Arbor, who will be leaving to teach at the St. Emma's Military Academy in Rock Castle, Va. Rev. Coffey has been helping at St Andrew's Mission since it was lounded about four years ago. He was presented with a lovely gift from the parish. Gregory Wins Ford Citation Doug Gregory Ford Sales, the Ford dealership located at Saline, has been presented a special Leadership Citation by Henry Ford, II, President of the Ford Motor Cem- pany. The local dealership won the citation, because more Ford cars were sold in 1954 than any other make in the dealer's area of pri- nary sales responsibility. High standards of customer service also contributed to Doug Gregory's winning this award. Gregory is one of approximately 3,000 Ford dealers to receive this citation from Henry Ford, H. On a national scale, aceording.to *Ford, retail sales of Ford cars in 1954 exceeded those of any other make by over 25,000 units. Merchants Win Two, Gain On Leaders JULY 24 STANDINGS W L Pet. Fowlerville 3 2 .300 Chelsea 3 2 .SOO Saline. 7 3 .700 Ypsi Ford 6 4 .600 Latins 6 4 .600 Howell 5 5 .500 Leslie _, 5 5 .500 Stockbridge 2 8 .200 Local 602 2 3 .200 Wolve - Park 1 9 ,100 Northville Downs Sets New Record In Mutuel Handle Northville Downs will begin its last week of harness racing Monday (August 1) closing its 12th season Saturday night, August 6. It appears that all records of mutuel handle and attendance will be broken this year, according to John j. Carlo, executive general manager. The all-time record for a single nights wagering was set last*Friday (July 22) when fans poured ?349,150 through the betting windows during the annual §10,000 Michigan Pacing Derby. The best previous night was on July 3, 1954, when the mutuel handle was 1340.975. The best previous this year wa.i §330,324 on July 16. Meantime, the average daily handle is running way above the 1953 record of §2_9,S34. After -jetting the all-time single night's reco _. the average is up to §252.548, *<.i>.ch is §12,714 per night better. C-t'o **•-<** 1 that attendance sh-uild total approximately a quarter of a million by the end of the 38 nights of racing or approximately 6500 fans nightly—a new attendance average. Ssline moved into sole possession of third place in Tri-Couaty League play Sunday as they beat Fisher Local, 602 of Lansing in a double header, 7-0 and 4-2. Meanwhile, the league leaders, Fowlerville ind CI elsea split a twin bill to remati in a tie for the top. Dick Hoeft pitched four-hit ball t. take the first game 7-0. Saline got their runs in two innings, two in the second and five in th3 fifth. The runs in the second came on three walks and a single by Don Younce. The Merchants garnered their other five runs when manager Ernie Stemen led Off the fifth inning with a single. An error and a fielder's choice plus doubles by Vfij-n Drake and Don Jeager accounted for the tallies. Hoeft allowed only four hits while striking out one and walking two. In the second game, Al Hoeft gave up only three hits' as the Merchants got off to a flying start by getting all four of their runs in the first inning. The runs came on a walk and a sacrifice plus hits by Larson, Jaeger, Younce, Hoeft and a double by Vern Pick. Lansing got one run in the second Inning on a double and two errors. The other came the following inning on a single, a fielder's choice and an error. Hoeft struck out five men while issuing only one walk. The next game will be here against league-leading Fowlerville on Sunday. The line scores: (first game) * P. Tl B Saline 020 050 x 7 5 2 Landing 000 000 0 0 4 2 R. Hoeft and Drake; Hanei and V. Butler, Larfcin (5th) sea .ad game; & H E SALINE 400 000. __ 4 5 3 Lansing . 011 000 0 2 3 2 A. Hoeft and Drake; Corp, Stevens, U) and Larkin.
|Title||1955-07-28; 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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