1955-12-01; Saline Observer
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THE SALINE SEVENTY - SECOND TEAK Ford Rotunda 'Christmas Fantasy' Open To Public THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1955 —'SAUNE, MICHIGAN FIVE CENTS PER COPY •j-he Ford Rotunda "Christmas Fantasv," one of the largest Yule- tide shows in America, attracting annually more than half a million visitors, was opened to the public in Dearborn Saturday, November 26, and will continue to New Year's Eve. The show, similar to the one which fascinated old and young alike in 1954, will fill the entire exhibit area of the Rotunda. A 35- foot, lighted Christmas tree will greet the visitor, just inside tihe Botunda entrance. The north section of the outer court will be occupied by a scene from the North Pole, featuring Santa's live reindeer. Above the reindeer and atop the Rotunda ramp will be Santa's 30-foot "Castle in the "Sky," where children may climb on Saint Nick's knee and whisper their wishes for Christmas. One of the outstanding features of the 1955 Christmas Fantasy -will be the life-size Nativity scene in the Rotunda theater. A continuous voice narration will retell the story of Christ's birth. One section of the exhibit area will be taken up with a display of 1,500 dolls which have been dressed by the Ford Girls' Club for distribution by the Goodifellows to under-privileged children. The court also will be occupied by animated characters from the land of fiction and fairy tale - - Jack and Jill, Little Boy Blue, Wee Willie Winkie, the cow jumping over the moon, RobinJhood and Puss-in-Boots. Children and growups may visit Santa's workshop, where Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs operate a toy manufacturing assembly line. In the same area will be ths French pastry shop, where animated dolls "manufactuare" pastries and candy. Nearby in a wood land scene, some of the animals play musical instruments in the orchestra, while others pop corns and ride the bobsled down a wood' ed hill. The Rotunda center court, now occupied by the Parisian street scene i~vi 60-foot Eiffel Tower, -will be adapted to "-'a* ~*C_rast_na£* -m Paris" theme. The outside of the Botunda will be dominated by giant Christmas candles and the traditional Yuletide decorations. A press preview for Detroit area newspapermen and radio and television representatives was held Friday, prior to the public opent- ing of the show. The Rotunda will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., weekdays and Saturdays, and from 1 p.m. to- 9 p.m. on Sundays. The building will be closed from. Christmas Eve until Monday morning, Decemibeir 26. The Fantasy -will continue with out Santa and his reindeer, until New Year's* Eve. er's Day Homemak December 6 "Homemaker of Tomorrow Day" wil be observed here December 6. A startling total of 256,534 career-minded graduating 'girls in 10, 222 of tihe nation's high schools simultaneously that day will test their aptitude for the career that awaits eight of 10 of them—home- inakinig. * Included will be the senior girls of Saline Area Schools who have been enrolled in the Betty Croeker Search for the American Homemaker of Tomorrow. General Mils credits part of this year's increase to the impact the program .has made on the entire school curriculum. School administrators registering entries include homemaking teachers, guidance counselors, deans and teachers in physical education and social studies. A total of 361 schools and 9,835 girls in this state will take the 50- minute written homemaking exa-' mination which will be the basis for selecting the school and State Homemaker of Tomorrow. The examination paper of the girl receiving the highest test score in each school will be entered in state competition with each state runner-up a $500. Each girl who takes the test Will receive a homerSaking guide. Each school -winner wil receive a golden Homemaker of Tomorrow pin designed by Trifari and her school will receive a eook book. The school of each state winner will receive a set of -the. Encyclopedia Britannioa. Saline 4-H Club Member- Honored Kirk ■ Gordon, youg exhibitor at the September State Fair was honored Tuesday evening at a banquet held in Chicago's LeSalle Hotel. Awardis were made by the Poland China Association, and Kirk was prsented wiht a wrist watch and electric de*_k clock. Young Gordon's selection was made on the basis of the show's best pen 'and was unanimous by the judges at the Septembr affair. H has been in Chicago for two days and will return late Thursday evening accompanied by his father, Ernest Girbach. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MENU MONDAY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP FRUIT and MILK CHILI TUESDAY BREAD JELLO and MILK SANDWICH and BUTTER WEDNESDAY HAMBURGER SANDWICH ICE CREAM VEGETABLE MILK THURSDAY SOUP PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH MILK and FRUIT. FRIDAY TUNA NOODLE CASSEROLE BREAD an! BUTTER SALAD ICE CREAM and MILK Gene Girbach Is 4-H Exhibitor In Detroit Show Gene Girbach will be XX lone Saline exhibitorat the Detroit Junior livestock Show to be held in Detroit next Tuesday through Thursday at the state fairgrounds.. The show is under the direction of the ?-h Club. More than 40 memi- bers from Washtenaw County will participate. — The young exhibitors -will be accompanied to Detroit by Mrs. Anna B. Brown, Home Demonstration Agent, and Donald K. Johnson, County Agricultural Agent, ■ The boys and girls will be among 425 youngsters from 31 other counties in Michigan who will show 570 steers, 78 pens of fat . lambs and 67 pens of market hogs, a record for the Detroit Show. The animals will been entered on Tuesday, and will be exhibited on "Wednesday. And on Thursday they will be-sold at auction. While-at Detroit, the youngsters will complete for scholarship, cash awards and trophies. They will be quartered at the Fort Shelby Hotel. Apple Stands Do Thriving Business Most Michigan apples are not sold\in groeery stores. The majority are bought at roadside stands, farmers' markets and directly from farmers, a survey of 230 families in Lansing indicates. The survey was taken by J. D. Shaffer and G. G. Quaokenbush, Michigan State University agricultural* economists. The enconic- mists noted food purchases for the. last week in September. And about 39 pr cent of the families reported buying apples at the time. While 75 er cent of the families bought apples at groeery stores, the M. S. U. men found, only 37 per cent of the apples purchased were bought in grocery stores. The reason: Housewives bought an average of around four and a half pounds at a time at the store. But the families bought over 20 pounds a t a time in other places. And the average price at grocery stores was slightly over 11 .cents .compared with only "6 cents a pound from other sources" That was due mainly to larger quantities purchased from the latter— 42 percent in bushel baskets. Telephone Co. Urges Early Christmas Calls Suggestions_were issued by General Telephone Company of Michigan to help speed the traditional Christmas Greting long distance calls anticipated. This year Christmas Day falls on Sunday, and many telephone subscribers will want to take advantage of the holiday by calling friends and relatives. looking at last year's holiday records, predict a delay in long distance calls unless the volume can be distributed over the entire Christmas week. Subscribers are urged to place long distance calls to distant points well in advance of December 25. Local Banks Pay Out $25,000 It was learned the two banks in Saline have distributed more than $25,000 In Christmas Savings to members of the 1955 clubs. Both banks are continuing the service, About 80 per cent., of the funds made available will be used for -hristmas shopping. According to statistics of .a national consumers survey Saline merchant swill re- } ceive about 30 per cent of the holiday purchases. ■j-_-,-_.._•■ _«:»sss» ___£*£**■& _S _ i f *• - r. • 4k V&*' &■ _s»\_ * .***?. OPERATION SEASCAPE gels under way as two of 60 participating powerboats shove off with a «>a- of evacuees, while Civil Air Patrol planes "y reconnaissance overhead. If the United States * * w _ __ * were threatened by attack, similar "real McCoy" evacuations might be needed urgently to take stranded people out of isolated coastal areas, islands or urban waterfronts. (Baltimore Sun Photo) Local High School Bands Will Present Annual Program December 6 The Saline Bands will present boner solo, clarinet quartet, tatxm- their first annual Band Frolics on bone trio, trumpet solo, a German. Tuesday evening, December 6th, at iBand, a dance band, as well as the High School Auditorium. A capacity crowd is expected to hear. 55 piece Senior Band and the 60 piece Junior High Band present concert music during the first half of the program. The Junior High Band will present the first part of the concert which will-include the following -elections: "Marchp Poco", 'Night Beat", and "Dance with me Henry." Then, the Senior High Concert Band will perform the Allowing selections: Invereargill- Vlarco, Italian in Algiers Overture, Tower of Jew« s -Baritone solo, ind the French Quarter Suite- Soloist for the evening wiE be Bob Parsons, Senior and" first chair baritone player of the band. After the intermission, the act- ual Band Frolics will begin. Featuring music by the High School Band along with the various acts and stage "presentations, the show 3/omises to be highly entertaining ind unusual. The musical acts on he program will include a trom- featured numbers by the concert band. Acts include a ballet dancer, dance contests, and a co_i_e- dian. AU in all, it promises to be well worth the admission price. Admission to the program will be by tickets which can be bought from individual band members, or at th door for 75c—adult admission, and 50c—student admissioa. Proceeds from the concert are to go towards furnishing the band room' -with Hi-Fi recording and playback .equipment. This equipment is to include a tape recorder, record turntable, amplifier, speakers, microphones, and radio tuners. Also, the band is planning a Soring Tour again this yeair in connection with their State Festival trip. So each member of the surrounding co____aurndty is invited to attend this first annual Band Frolics—___"- 55, December 6th, beginning at 8 o'clock. Be sure to come early to obtain a good seat. & Your Car Ready for Winter, Says Experts Funeral Services Held For David D. Levleit With Military Honors Funeral services for Cpl. David D. Levleit, who died in the Korean combat, were held last Monday. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery, -with The Rev. H. L. Engel Officiating. Cpl- Levleit was reported missing in action Dec. 6, 1950. He was reported officially dead by the department of defense January, 1953. David Levleit was born April 2, 1931, a son of Daniel D. and Lucille Schill Levleit, Saline. He entered the military service in 1948 and was stationed Ft. Brec- kenridge, Ky., and Fort Benning, Ga. before being sent to "Korea at the outbreak of war. He was confirmed and a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. Surviving are his stepmother, Mrs. Melinda Niethammer Levleit; three brothers, two sisters, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Fred Schill, Saline. His father Daniel Levleit, died October, 1955. - • The William B. Lutz Post No. 322, American Legion Saline was in attendance and military honors were accorded at the graveside, by the Legion Rifle Team and Bugler Arthur Katterjohn. Fire Destroys Barn, Equipment Near Saline Fire broke out in the barn of Glen Crittenden last Thursday and completely destroyed the building. The farm is owned by Merle Trout, 12706 Saline-Macon Rd. just outside of Saline. Origin was not determined. The Saline "Fire Department an- swred the call at 6:30 p.m. when the fire, it was learned, was well under way. Although no one was injured a near-accident occurred when ar electric line pole fell near crowd pf onlookers. Crittenden lost mGre than 250 laying hens and a silo filled with corn, in addition to p new tractor, combine and other farm implements. No loss cf livestock was reported. The Tecumseh Fire Dept. answered a second call when for a time, it was thought the hcuse might be a victim to tha flames The Saline Fire Department used two trucks for the call. Happy Birth j. aay A very Happy Birthday greeting from the Observer to the following folks. Eileen Austin, Mrs. Leland Dicks, Joyce Ann Graf, Walter McArthur Jr.. Ormand Seitz, Jam-_ es Austin, Jimmy Griffin. Mrs. C. D. Miller, Mrs. Orrin Girbach, Leland Dicks. Robert Gable and Mildred' Guenther. Motorists who figure there's olenty- of time to get their cars ready for winter after the first _ost, are like home owners who wait for the first snow to take down the screens, state police warn motorists. Getting ready for winter ahead of time is doubly important because December snowstorms can be more hazardous to motorists than January blizzards. All too often the .first snowfall finds many motorists unprepared, both mechanically and psychologically. It was urged that every motorist observe the following following safety rules: . . Don't blame accidents on the weather; be ready for it. ■ When snow or ice comes, get the' "feel" of the road before starting out. ..'*■■'•*' Keep the" windshield clear of fog and frost, and be sure headlights, windsheild wiper blades and defrosters are working. On snow- and ice, use reinforced tire chains. They cut stopping, distance in half, and give 4 to 7 times greater traction, regardless of temperature. When you stop, don't jam on the brakes. "Pump" your brakes to avoid skids. _, Following other cars at a safe distance. Give yourself room tb stop, if the other fellow does- ■ It -■■ was emphasized too, that too much dependence cannot be placed on winterized tires, sometimes relied on, instead of tire chains. "There has been much confusion as to the effectiveness of snow tires under various- winter conditions," he said. "Also, there have been exuberant and misleading claims made which have added to the confusion of both drivers and traffic officials. The National Safety Council completed more tests last January and has reported as follows: "The better snow tires give advantage in loose snow and stash'. The latest tread designs are sucih as to be satisfactory for regular whiter use. But don't let this lead you to feel there is a sitnilatr advantage on ice or very hard packed snow, because snow. tires are not much more effective than regular tires for these conditions. "The tread treatments of some types, known as 'winterizing', give a small amount of tractive advantage on hard icy surfaces. Oa_ snow, however, such treatments, give no advantage. About Tire Chains. * "Committee tests have s-k>w_ tfeat Teinfbreed>«hains cjit "faeate- iiig distances in half on "both enow and ice. With these chains, traction to start is increased sup "to 7 times over that possible with Tegular tires on ice. On packed saavr, these chains out-pull regular tires nearly 4 times. "Let's admit, the average driver dislike to bother with tire chains But in spite of this, the experienced driver invariably carries them. "Some drivers anay voice distrust of all tire chains on ice" because of soine past unsatisfactory experience with round wire Sink chains "(known as "regular" chains). Regular chains will provide good stop-and-go traction on snow and ice, but their side-skid resistance on ice is poor compared to reinforced tire chains. "Reinforced tire chains (each link of the cross chain is reinforced by projecting teeth or cleats) are very effective on glare ice in reducing braking distances, opposing side-skids and increasing forward traction as compared with regular chains. Particularly noticeable in these improved chains is their much better resistance to side-skids-" Barn Fire Baptisms Sunday Baptismal rites were held or Sunday morning at Federater Church for Shara Lyn Jae-ser daughter* of Mr. and Mrs. Don**! Jaeger of Ypsilanti, and for Mai. Robert, son of Mr. and M-rs. R-*>. bsTt Jacobs of East Ana Al**: Mr. and Mrs. Charles And-rsor of Saline, aunt and uncle of Sharr Lyn took godparent's v-nvs Iqr her The Rev. Henry McKenzie. p~s tor of the church, officiated an* Mr. Clarence Johnson was the as sisting Presbyterian Elder. Mrs- Jacobs and Mr. Jaeger air cousins, having both been rearef in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Br nest Jaeger of Saline. Local Newc Items Richard Hoeft, who has com i>leted h _ basic training at For Riley, Kansas has been spendin.3 r two week's furlough at his heme He -will report to Fort Sill, Okla homa.*- idrm near '* _ r. ■ j". ' -.'I Saline last I'liursday Eight. The Saline Fire Department was the first on the scene and fought the blazing building for more than two -horns to-save other buildings.on the property.
|Title||1955-12-01; 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;|
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