1955-09-01; Saline Observer
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Appreciation Day Every Friday THE OBSERVER Saline's Home Newspaper for Over 70 Years SEVENTY-SECOND YEAR SALINE, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1955 FIVE CENTS PER COPY PLANS FAIR Edison To Complete rea Building Project Several major construction and expansion projects - part of Detroit Edison's plans lor strengthening the electric power supply throughout Washtenaw County- are scheduled tfo rcompletion this fail. Gage R. Cooper, Ann Arbor District Manager for Edison, said the expansion of Washtenaw's electrical system will help -keep the supply of electricity well ahead of industrial, commercial and domestic use which is increasing at the rate of 12 per cent a year. Work is going forward rapidly on a 24,000-volt transmission line which will provide additional capacity and a new source of power in the Ann Arbor area. The seven- mile-long line will extend from Edison's Superior Station, three miles northwest of Ypsilanti, to Argo Substation in Ann Arbor. To serve the growing suburban area south of Ann Arbor, a new substation, capable of supplying the electrical needs of a community of about 14,000 people, is being yfiss Pfeifle Attends MEA Conference Da M. Pfeifle of Saline, representing the Washtenaw district of the Michigan Education Association attended the annual Leadership Training Conference at the M.E.A. Camp on St. Mary's Lake near Battle Creek, held August 22- 24. Michigan Education Association district and regional council presidents meet to attend workshops and discussions with outstanding educators. The group reviews the organization of the M.E.A., oldest and largest professional organzia- tion in Michigan, and studies educational problems and their solutions. Programs for the year's meetings are formulated, and a list of materials available through the M.E.A. is placed at the disposal of those attending the workshop. These conference members, approximately 150 in number, are leaders in the field of education from all parts of Michigan. Auxiliary Holds Installation The American Legion Auxiliary -Hit 322 held its annual membership Banquet and installation ceremonies August 23 wtih seventy seven members and guests present. The dining room was beautifully decorated in red and white and the dinner was served Smorgasbord style. Each table spelled out one of the offices of the unit. Following the regular business meeting, the new officers were installed by the Brooklyn Installation Team and Luella Dell, the in- stalling officer. built on _tate Hoad north of Waters Road. Reinforcement projects in Sahne include the construction of a distribution station and a switching station with a capacity of 40,000 kilovolt-amperes — or, in more familiar terms, about 48,000 horsepower. Supply-line voltage will be increased from 24,000 volts to 40,- 000 volts, doubling the capacity of the transmission system in the southeastern Washtenaw area. Several new distribution lines are also being built. Areas in Freedom, Lodi, Lima and Bridgewater Townships will have an alternative source of electric power with the ' completion of a new supply line which will link Reno, Freedom and Lima substations. Another important expansion project in Freedom Township will be the installation of a $1,500 kilovolt-ampere transformer which will double the capacity of the Reno Substation. Prompted by new home constructed on the south side of Ypsilanti and industrial growth in the city, new transformers and other equipment have recently been installed in Emerick Substation. Revised, the substation is capable of supplying electric power for a community of about 40,000 people. Cooper said, "Not only is the number of new Edison customers steadily increasing, but individual tresidential customers are also using more electricity every year. Detroit Edison estimates that in ten years the average residential customer will be using at least 3,- 600 kilowatthours of electrical energy a year as compared to the present 2,760 kilowatthours. By 1975 the average customer will use 6,400 kilowatthours annually, according to Edison forecasts." No Tampering on Schumaier Plane Mechanics and :CAA authorities report that the engine of the plane in which two men were killed near Saline August 17 was in excellent mechanical condition at the time of the crash, Erwin Klager, sheriff, announced this morning. Investigation of the crash will continue with the questioning of close friends and relatives of both of the men killed. Killed were Rudolph Schumaier, owner of the Saline Airport, and William Beardsley, president of the Hayden Flour Mills in Tecumseh. Investigation of the accident began immediately following the crash by sheriff's detectives and Klager himself. The investigation was spurred by recent shootings at Schumaier and "the airport office where he lived before the crash. The plane crashed in a field when the engine went dead. Foul play was not necessarily the reason for the crash, Klager said this morning. It is possible Beardsley, who was a student pilot, froze to the controls, causing the tragedy. Schumaier was an excellent pilot and should have been able to land the powerless plane safely if not hampered, Klager further said. 1*+*% _i___S_»/* ' . "ttt^SPl kmrnrn^ HS#*i *.**. Committees Report At Board Meeting The Saline Community Fair Board met Monday night at the high school to make final plans for this year's fair. Among the topics for discussion brought up by Board president Raymond Girbach was completion of the entertainment schedule. Ken Rogers, appeared before the PLANS for the 1955 Sahne Community Fair were finished by these members of the Fair Board at their meeting Monday night. Left t o right, Webb Harwood, Secretary Roto. Hammond, President Raymond Girbach and Elmer Houghton, High School principal go over the last minute plans for this year's fair. N Complete Roster of Teachers Is Announced for School Year The roster of teacliers that was Mary Meyers, Mrs. Blanche Shank- published last week was not completely correct. The complete list of the teaching appointments for both the elementary and high schools follow: Saline Area High School Mr. Elmer Houghton, Senior High Scliool principal, Mr. Charles Jaquith, Junior High School principal; Mrs. Elizabeth Kuebler, Advanced Mathematics; Miss Hallie Mehler, Junior High School Mathematics; George Bonich, Science; Charles Jaquith, Jr. High School Science; Mrs. Elmine Sweet, English and Latin; Mrs. Mildred Haswell, Senior High School English; Mrs. Bernice McCoy, Junior High School English; Mrs. Patricia Morse, Junior High School English; James Johnson, Counsellor, and Junior High Scliool English; Miss Barbara Heider, Junior High School English. John Luidens, Social Studies; Mrs. Marion Benish, Social studies and Spanish; Alton Ealy, Vocational Agriculture and Farm Shop; Howard Hill, Commercial; Dwight Reynolds, Industrial Arts, Driver Training; Mrs. Alberta Rogers, Home Economics; William Bailey, Physical Education (Boys') and Coach; Mrs. Kathleen Nass, Art and Girls' Gym; Arthur Katterjohn Instrumental music and hand, Mrs. Marilyn Fry, Vocal music and glee club; Mrs. Evelyn Campbell, Librarian. Saline Area Elementary School: -Mrs. Marian Barclay, Principal. Kindergarten — 2 sections forenoon and afternoon, Mrs. Suzanne Holton and Mrs. Ann MacMillen. First Grade—four sections, Mrs. Tema Haab, Mrs. Lillian Gilbert, Mrs. Fleur Chandler and Mrs. Ardis Vaughn. Second Grade—i sections, Mrs. land, Mrs. Dorothy Stimpson and Miss Phebe Summerland. Third Grade—four sections, Mrs. Elizabeth Parsons, Mrs. Maxine Ross, Mrs. Nancy Reynolds and Mrs. Teresa Webb. Fourth Grade—3 sections, Mrs. Constance Gonser, Mrs. Olive El- w-yn-and M»s> Juliana Taylor. Fifth Grade—3 sections, Mrs. Helene Monaghan, Mrs. Eva Barber, Mrs. Una Dicks. Sixth Grade—2 sections, Lila Hibbs, Miss Ila Pfeifle. Art, Mrs. Jean Taylor. Music, Mrs. Marilyn Fry. Mrs. SPECIAL NOTICE—Water Users Weather permitting, water hydrants will be flushed Friday September 2nd. E. J. MUIR, City Clerk Law Firm Moves Into New Office Stanton G. Roesch has moved his law offices into the new quarters at 111 N. Ann Arbor St. The two office building is now nearing completion and the other occupant, the Hartmai* Insurance Agency is expected to move in soon. Roesch. previously bad his offices in the Saline Savings Bank building but was forced to move late last spring when the bank underwent complete remodeling. He has been located in the Still Hotel for the past few months. The new building was built by Henry Leutheuser and was scheduled for completed by the 1st of September .Roesch moved in last Sunday. His phone number will re- main the same despite his change of address. County Moving Day Nears; Dedication Date Delayed Responsibilities for maintenance and protection of the new County Court House which the Board of Supervisors accepted Thursday will not begin until September 1. Until that date the contractor, A. W. Kutsche, will be responsible. This extended date was set so that insurance and maintenance help could be obtained. The architect told the board before they accepted the building as substantially compete that this would remove responsibility from the contractor for damage which might be done to the building by other contractors. September 1 was also set as the date for official beginning of responsibility, because the new administrator and building Superintendent start on that day. The architect further told the Board that they could by accepting the building as substantially complete move offices into it as soon as possible, though the contractor may be in the building for another two to three months. If the board waited to accept the building when it was finally complete another three months may be wasted while tiie contractor is doing minor jobs which could as easily be done during occupancy he said. Furniture contractors are expected to begin moving their products into offices immediately after the first. Completion of the special mill work in the two Circuit Courts will not be complete for approximately three weeks, it was announced. None of the courts, their aifiliE.tes or the clerk's office will .move until the Circuit Court rooms are complete, due to the close relationship of their activities. Dedication After Parking Planning for the dedication of the new building was postponed until a later date when the final completeion date of the proposed two decker parking lot is known. Members of the dedication committee asked the board when they should plan the dedication, this Winter or next Spring. This question must be answered before the program can be planned Mrs. .Luella Smith, county clerk told the board. Time of year must be known, she said, so the length prfl rface of a program can be decided. A Winter program would nec- es'spri.y be short and inside, she said, where a spring program could be longer and out of doors. Mrs. Smith felt along with others that peop^ would not enjoy a long program in the cold or in a building. Emnry Mulholland, Superior, suggested that no decision be reached on this until it is known at what time the new parking lot would be finished. Completion of the lot will be sometime next spring. board and reported that additional acts are needed to be booked to fill the four night run of tlie fair. Acting on a motion from Art Miller, tiie fair board voted to leave the hiring of performers to Rogers. At the present time the schedule calls for the Peg Harris Dancers to appear on Wednesday night for a full evening entertainment. On Thursday, the annual home talent show will be held, featuring local talent in all age groups. Friday night will feature tlie crowning of Miss Saline- The queen contest is being handled by the Saline JCC. An act is to be booked to fill the remainder of Friday night and one for a full evening on Saturday. In other actions, the fair board granted permission to the.American Post and tlie Auxiliary to operate the main food concession. The board also voted favorably to grant permission to the Teen- Canteen group, headed by Mrs. Bernice Armbruster, to operate a baby sitting service in one of the school rooms during the fair. Howard Heath was present from radio station WPAG to outline plans for on-the-air coverage of the fair. It was agreed that the station would have three fifteen minute news broadcasts directly from the fair grounds in addition to broadcasting their Farm and Home Hour show each day of the fair. Alwin Gross and Lee Robison appeared on behalf of the implement dealers to ask for better conditions for-their exhibits. A committee waff appointed to reach an agreement. The dates of the fair will be September 28 through October 1. The topic of an earlier fair for next year was brought up by Girbach and he asked the members to think about the possibility and it would be discussed further at the winter meeting. Fair books are now at the printers and the fair board was told that the books would be ready this week. Before adjourning, the board scheduled a meeting for the week of the fair. Robert Moon, publicity chairman, presented a sample of the signs which he plans to use to sell advertising space on the fences and state backdrops. The sign was painted by Ross Adair and was of sturdy Masonite. The merchants who buy the signs will be able to keep them for their own use after the fair. It was generally agreed that the setup was much improved over the system used last year. Cross Asks In Flood Relief Red Help Any persons wishing to contribute to the Red Cross Flood Relief Fund should contact Mrs. Merritt Martin, Sr., 275 S. Ann Arbor St., Saline or bring their contributions to Miss Luella Lambarth at the Saline Sbvings Bank. Local Man Is Accepted Into Capital University Glenn Hagen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hagen of 224 Monroe St., has successfully completed the requirement for admission to Cap- GLENN HAGEN ital University, at Columbus, Obio. The announcement was made last week by Mr. James P." Schultz, director of admissions at Capital University. Glenn plans to enroll in thePre-Theology curricuulm. Orientation week, whieb. introduces Hew students to the major aspects of college life, will be held at Capital from September 7 to 13. Glenn was graduated from Saline Area High School in June of 1955. Lindenwood Subdivision To Open A new subdivision is scheduled to open soon in Saline. The Lindenwood Subdivision, owned by Dorothy and William Meister, is located on the west side of Mills Road, just south of the Saline Twp. line. Lindenwood will consist of large lots facing Mills Rd. and Linden Court, a new street which is to be constructed. Work on the roads, sewer and water lines is now in progress. There will be eight lots in the plat and it was announced that tbe lots will go on sale immediately. These lots will be subject to restrictions that should insure desirable locations for all homes. COUNTY SUPERVISORS crowd into one of the two new elevators at the new Court House in their inspection Thursday. The elevator, crowded to capacity, was taken up under control of Elmer Mayer, Chairman of the Board. Mr. Mayer indicates the direfction of travel with- his* thumb while John Norcross, Bridgewater .extreme left considers possibilities of his crowding in. Henry Hicks, behind Mr. Mayer wipes the weariness from his eyes. Supervisors toured complete four stories of the building before accepting it. The planet Mercury has about the -one twenty-seventh the mass of the earth. Saline Wins Over Ypsi In Saturday Night Game STANDINGS Fowlerville 11 3 .786 Chelsea 10 4 .714 Saline 10 5 .667 Howell 9 5 .643 Ypsi Ford 8 6 .571 Lansing Latins 7 7 .500 Leslie 5 8 .385 Local 602 4 10 .286 Wolve-Parking 4 11 .267 Stockbridge 2 11 .164 Only one game in the league over the past weekend, as the complete Sunday schedule was washed out. On Saturday evening Saline knocked off Ypsi Ford Local 849, 81 behind the five hit pitching of Ernie Stemen .Saline scored four times in the second inning to salt the game away. Ypsi ...:. 100.000 0—1 8 3 Saline 140 000 x 8 8 3 Bill Merrell, Don Scbwall (2), Roger Trim (3) and Simpson; Ernie Stemen and Drake. Because of all the rain, the schedule has been changed as follows: September 4 Wolverine Parking at Fowlerville Stockbridge at Saline Leslie at Lansing 602 Howell at Chelsea Lansing Latins at Ypsi September 5 Lansing Latins at Lansing 602 Howell at Fowlerville Leslie at Stockbridge September 11 Stockbridge at Wolverine Parking Fowlerville at Leslie Saline at Howell Ypsi at Lansing 602 Chelsea at Lansing Latins 5 DAY FORECAST The 5-day Michigan weather report folows: Lower Lakes — Temperatures will average near normal to 2 to 4 degrees below normal. Normal maximum 80 west to 76 east. Normal minimum 59 west to 56 east. Cool through Saturday becoming slightly warmer Sunday. Precipitation will average 0.25 inch to ! 0.50 inch as showers on Wednesday and again a brief period of showers on Friday. Upper Lakes — Temperatures will average near normal. Normal maximum 72 north to 78 south. Normal minimum 52 north to 57 south. Cool throughout the period becoming a little warmer by Sunday. Precipitation will average 0.25 inch or less occurring as showers Lake Huron area Wednesday and as very widely scattered light showers on Friday.
|Title||1955-09-01; 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;|
|Copyright Permission||This material is in the public domain.|