1955-01-06; Saline Observer
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ALINE OBSERVER SEVENTY-FIRST YEAR *° Serving This Community For More Than Seventy _ Years SALINE, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, D___@__a_______f%0,_ 1954, FIVE CENTS PER COPY li OHO Raising Drive Now In Progress blic Hospital eeting Postponed Until January The public hospital meeting originally planned for next Tuesday, January 11 has been postponed- until Tuesday, January 18. The postponement was due to a lack of time to complete initial drawings of the proposed hospital and the resultant estimate of cost of construction. By January 18, it was stated by a member of the hospital committee, the drawings will be ready and the meeting will be held at that time. It will begin at 8:00 p. m. Last Tuesday evening a group met at the home of Dr. Harold Miller and discussed some of the factors that enter into promotion of a community hospital of this nature. Among the group were several members of .Farm Bureau groups who reported that the hospital project had been received quite favorably in their respective areas. In particular Farm Bureau members were happy to know that the hospital association is a non-profit group and as a result will be able to continue the same Blue Cross service availabl at the present hospital. A committee is progressing in its work of dividing the entire area up into __ sections to facilitate canvassing. -.*■■--*■.• Attending-the meeting were, in addition to Dr. Miller, Mrs. Ellen Johnson. Dennis Engle- bert, Bob Klueter, Leo Jensen, Ira Pfeiffle, Mrs. Bernice Armbruster, Elmer Diuble, William Guenther, Alfred Kuhl, and Ar- min Kuhl. Methodist Youth Plan Chop Suey Supper, Jan. 19 Members of the Methodist Youth Fellowship are planning a public chop suey supper to bp. held at the Methodist Church, Wednesday evening, January 19. Jim Fisher and Sue Adair are co-chairmen for the affair and are assisted by a number of other committee heads. Proceeds from the supper will go into the Methodist Youth Fund, which is used for missionary' purposes, and into the camp funds and for other youth work at the Methodist Church. Hospital News Births: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lampar- ten, of Saline on January 2. Tonsillectomies: Sharon Calkins, Milan; Maxine Calkins, Milan; Carl Lusk, Milan; Gav- anaugh<- Williamson, Willow Run; Kenneth Miller, Dundee; Eugene Hindbaugh, Thomas Green, Saline. Medical: Arlene Haeussler, Saline; Fred Nord, Saline; Keith Hurst. Trinity Mens Club To Elect New Officers -The Trinity Men's Club, an organization of the Trinity Lutheran Church will hold their annual meeting Thursday, Jan. 6 at the Church. Primary purpose of this meeting will be the election of officers and committee chairmen. Performs Last Banking Duty two lhings For Sure Two things are for sure— death and taxes! This week records at Saline- Area High School revealed that teachers and employees of the school system paid $22,443.21 to the federal government in the form of income taxes. MYFers Speak To Rotarians .Two *_ embers of the Methodist "'Youth fellowship "were guest speakers at the regular noon time luncheon meeting of Rotary last Thursday. David Giltrow spoke on the organization and activities of the local MYF group and Sharon Starling told Rotarians of Sub- District and Conference activities and how they are related closely to local MYF groups. The program was arranged by Bob Klueter, program chairman for the day and director of the Youth Fellowship at the Methodist Church. Today, Thursday, Henry Leutheuser is in charge of the program and announces that several matters will be brought up for Rotarians to discuss, among them are most of the community projects that may arise in the coming year such as expansion, hospital, etc. Shower Honors Judy Westphal A Pantry Shower was given Sunday in honor of Judy Westphal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Westphal of Jackson. The shower was given by her aunt, Mrs. Rudolph Hertler. Those attending were aunts and cousins living in the Saline area. Library Board Plans Annual Meeting, Jan. 14 -The annual meeting of the Saline Library Association will be held at the Saline Library at 8:00 p. m. on Friday, January 14, 1955. This meeting will be preceded by the regular monthly meeting of the Saline Library Board. All members of the Saline Library Association are urged-to attend the meeting to be called at 8:00 p. m. Any adult person twenty-one years of age who has enrolled as a borrower of books and magazines- is a member of the Association and is eligible to attend the meeting. Interest in the work of the Library can be expressed by your attendance at this meeting. After 38 continuous years of service to the Saline Savings Bank, Alwin Burkhardt performs his last duty, that of waiting on a bank customer, who this time was Emerson Ehnis, an employee of Gross Implement Co. ".Allie's" resignation became effective on December 31st. He now plans to" continue selling insurance as well as handle real estate and income tax problems for customers. In the center, background, Mrs. .Esther Gross looks on. Advisory Council Plan Meeting At Request of School Board ATTENTION DOG OWNERS You may now obtain dog licenses at the City Clerk's Office thru February 28th, provided you bring along certificate of dog's vaccination. The veterinary will be here Friday evening, January 21st to give vaccinations. If licenses are not obtained by March 1st, a penalty of $2.00 will be added. E. J. MUIR, Clerk Local News Items The Euchre Club from Sharon Hollow will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Dicks Saturday evening. The Fosdick Extension Group will meet at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Gramer, Textile Rd., next Tuesday night, January 11. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bondie and New Years Day at thehome of children were dinner guests his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bondie, of Wayne. Mr. and Mrs'. Max Ross attended a party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Reid Ross Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Alwin Gross spent Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. .Walter Lauer in Fenton. Dr. David Treat To Speak At Club Banquet The SaUne Child Study Club will hold their annual Father's Night Banqut January 18th at the Methodist Church. Speaker for the evening will be Dr. David Treat from Flint, who will speak on "The Father's Role in Strengthening Family Foundations.." Mrs. George Wood, President and spokesman for the group stated that more information would be released at a later date. Members of the Saline Area School Advisory Couneil will meet at the high school next Monday night, January 10th, at 8:30 p. m. Randall Coates, Chairman said this week that council members were notified by mail and that he hoped that a large portion of the membership would be on hand for the meeting. The Advisory Council was reactivated as a result of a request from the Board of Education. • School board members wanted the couneil to work out details and arrangements for several matters that are pending at this time. Among them are (1) to determine a proper name for the new elementary school, (2) as>- sist the board in selection of classroom colors, (3) organize a dedication program, (4) plan a public open house for the elementary school after its completion. It was suggested that the open house to be held sometime after school opens next fall so that parents may see class rooms in operation. Eastern Stars Plan Benefit Party For Polio Fund The Eastern Stars held their regular meeting Monday evening and made plans to hold a benefit card party on Saturday, January 15. The proceeds from the card party will go for the benefit of the Polio Fund. The party will commence at 8:00. Prizes of home-made cakes and cookies will be given away. A lunch will be served during the course of the evening at which time a special price will be set. Tickets will be available at Woods Hardware and the SaUne Observer or call Mrs. E. D. Wolfin. ft Firemen's Ladies Collect Hangers For Polio Fund The Firemen's Auxiliary of Saline is once again collecting good, used metal coat hangers. The proceeds from the sale of these hangers will be used for the March of Dimes Campaign. If you have any good coat hangers- taking up space, why not take them to the home of any fireman in your neighborhood or to the homes of these members: Mrs. Clyde Griffin, 121 East Michigan Ave., and Mrs. Charles Uphaus, . 314 North Lewis St. These hangers may also be taken to Uphaus Electric Shop on Wednesday and Saturday evenings1 or whenever open. CITY OF SALINE WATER & SEWER BELLS January 10th is the deadline for payment of water and sewer bills without penalty. Winter Taxes January 19th is the deadline for payment of winter taxes without penalty. Hard Work And Sweat Legion Auxiliary Holds Meeting The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 322 was held December 28 with thirty members and three guests presnt. Th Child Welfare Committee reported that three fruit baskets .and one Christmas dinner were distributed at Christmas. Handkerchiefs and cards were sent to the Gold Star mothers. The membership of the Aux- iUary has reached a hundred and forty members. The Rehabilitation Committee sent books to hospitalized veterans from SaUne who are patients at the Veterans Hospital in Ann Arbor. A Benefit Dance was discussed and it was suggested that the American Legion be contacted to . help in raising money for the benefit of the PoUo Fund. The dance wiU be held sometime in January. Mrs .Bowling from the State Hospital told how the Christmas Party was conducted. Everyone enjoyed the party and gifts and wish to extend their "Thank you" to everyone for helping in making it a very happy Christmas for them. A Christmas Carol was sung and' retiring of colors closed the meeting. Following the meeting an exchange of gifts was held and refreshments were served. Two husky workmen level off the concrete floor as it is being poured in the new addition to the high school. The room above is a portion of the agricultural and farm mechanics class rooms which, according to workmen will' be completed by the middle of February. Here, hard at work, are Clarence Girbach, left, and "Curly" Luckhardt, right. COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS Mayor: Henry Leutheuser. Mayor Pro tern: Frank Deede Park, Cemetery and Recreation Commissioner. Councilman: Arthur Heininger, Streets Commissioner. Councilman: Milton Hartman, PoUce and Fire Commissioner. Councilman: James C. Little, Building & Zoning Commissioner. Hugh Keveling appointed Health Commissioner. Stanton G. Roesch appointed City Attorney. Henry Leutheuser and Everett Wolfin appointed Supervisors. _ Mr. and Mrs'. Alwin Stanch- field and family were New Years Day guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Erskine. Polio Committee Attends Kick-off Banquet, Tuesday Members of the Saline Polio Committee attended a kick-off dinner at Ann Arbor Tuesday evening to secure the essential background to wage this year's battle to raise funds for the PoUo Foundation. Mrs. Paul Reed announces appointment of the following committee chairmen to head the local campaign: Schools, Mrs. Howard Johnson. Dime Cards, Mrs. Alfred Sehmid and Mrs. John LaRue. Mothers' March, Mrs. Henry Karner. Clubs and Organizations, Mrs. Howard Burr. Businesses and Corporations, Mrs. George Winkle. Canisters, Mrs. Arthur Katz. Mayor Henry Leutheuser this week proclaimed the month of January as Saline Polio Fund Drive Month. In addition he said that he hoped that Saline's residents would give as generously in this campaign as they have in the past. The local poUo committee begins its drive with $49,00, realized from the sale of a lamb at the Community Fair last fall. The lamb was owned by Miss Doris Herter, a member of the Lamb and Ewe Club. It was purchased by Ridley Commission Co., of Detroit, then turned over as a gift to the poUo committee. The poUo committee,Jn turn, put- the lajnb up for auction and Universal Die Casting Co. bought it for $49. The polio drive which is now underway here officially opened nation-wide on January 1st. Last year, January 1954, $3,341.20 was contributed by local donors, and another $813.04 was added to this in a special emergency drive last August. PoUo patients in the county last year totaled 77, with the 16-year-old daughter of Mrs. Theda Connors, Carolyn Connors, of 3740 Pleasant Lake Rd., the last victim. A total of more than $50,000 is the estimated amount that wiU be used when the last bills are paid for patient care in Washtenaw County during the past polio season. Twice the local chapter had to ask for additional grants from the National Foundation to pay for the unusually large number of patients. Several of last summer's cases are still in the National Foundation respirator center at University Hospital in Ann Arbor. Officials of the Washtenaw County chapter have set a goal: of $65,000 for the county- March of Dimes drive, half of which will remain in the county to pay the bills of patients, and half used by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to pay for the vaccine to prevent polio, the research* being done to perfect the vaccine; to provide the funds for the maintenance of the six respirator centers, such as the one in Ann Arbor; and to train doctors, nurses and physical therapists, as well as buy iron lungs, respirators and other special equipment for patients. Members of the board of the county chapter expressed the hope that the vaccine now being evaluated will prove successful, and its use then will reduce the cases in the county next summer. On this basis they have aUowed less for patient care than was needed last year. There is no way to estimate the number of eases in a season, Mrs. Robert Langford, Executive Secretary of the Chapter, pointed.out. We know that an epidemic in a given area never stops short, so that with 77 cases last year we can expect a'number next year, unless we have an effective vaccine, she added. We hope that 77 will prove to be the peak in our statistics, and the ease number will decrease steadily. If the amount allowed for patient care is not sufficient, additional money will be asked from the National Foundation.
|Title||1955-01-06; 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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