1951-05-03; Saline Observer
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/ 75fe Sato**' Cfaerwen SIXTY-EIGHTH YEAR NUMBER 31 \* SAUNE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN T7*- THURSDAY, MAY 3, 1951 FIVE CENTS PER COPY $2.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE Saline Telephone Service Modernized Salutatorian Valedictorian The Michigan Associated Telephone Company put into operation their new common battery telephone service here Thursday about mid-night, bringing to more than a thousand patrons of this exchange a completely modernized system for the first time. Pictured is the new five-position switchboard through which was transmitted, as its first call, a greeting from DLeroy A. Hughes, of the Universal 'Die Casting corporation, to Mayor Everett Wolfin at the City Hall. Pictured with Hughes, upper right, are E. G. Greene, commercial supervisor for the telephone company and Att. Pat Roesch, of the Saline Junior Chamber of Commerce. With the Mayor are, from the left A. L. Giltrow; Wm. E. Kofert, Installation Supervisor, and City Clerk Rogers. —Photo "oy Gray. Hilda Heusel Salutatoriari for the graduating class of 1951 is Hilda Heusel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Heusel of Johnson road. Hilda was born September 5, 1933 in Ann Arbor and has attended the Saline school from kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Her scholastic average during high school was 3.4. Hilda has participated in various activities and was vice president of the junior class, make-up editor of "The Salin- ian", Junior Red Cross, winner in the Saline declamation contest during her junior year, reporter on "The Hornet", a Future Homemaker of America, junior play, member of the debating team in junior year, Biology Club, student tehcher and office. Miss Heusel is in line for a scholarship to Olivet College, where she will study either nursing or teaching. Coming Events Along The MainDrag <|The little white dog that whiles away the hours aimlessly wandering about town, met up with an injury last week. It now limps from being shot through the leg by a bullet from a .22 rifle. Our information comes from a little five-year-old who saw it happen as the dog1 lay stretched out on the lawn in front of her home. % Stopping the leaks at the Saline Savings Bank . . . workmen applied protection with a built up roof Friday. The roof at the city hall and a portion of the roof of the Saline Hotel were also given tar applications. ©Trout fishermen were out early Saturday morning on the opening day of the season. J. R. Shaw of Ann Arbor hooked on to a huge big- mouth bass in the Saline river and with his light tackle had a thrilling tussle before he tired it out and disengaged the hook and let it loose. Said he to a Saline fisherman who watched the struggle: "Glad you saw the whole thing. Nobody would believe me if I told them about it; now I can prove it!" There was a terrible splashing in the river at the opening of the season last year when Dutch Graf landed aj four-pound German brown. Another opening day story deals v.ith a take of 13 speckled trout (!) Then home comes Jim. Little from a trip to the Upper Peninsula Monday telling of the thrill of landing four-foot rainbows from streams which were reached along snow covered trails. The largest rainbows the writer ever saw, stretched from horizon to horizon. 0 Chief John Schild and a dozen firemen made another run to the city dump Saturday to douse out a fire that was eating a light pole. Burning old tires too close to the pile caused the trouble. © A copy of the Marysville, Washington Globe, published by Sim Wilson, Jr., dated April 26, notes the death of Mrs. Wilson's mother, Mrs. Lauritz Smith, a pioneer of her community, Kennewick, Washington. Mrs. Lauritz had come to Kennewick, says The Globe, in 1904 when the first irrigation project was new, and made a producing small-fruit farm on the banks of the Columbia river. Bonn in Yorkville, 111., and raised in Story City, Iowa, Mrs. Smith went west as a young school teacher in) the 90's. ©The City of Ann Arbor still has its sights i on a sanitary fill, the old Kil- lins gravel pit. Scio township seems to be "agin it" and the city's right to condemn land outside the city limits is questioned Those household disposal units' would seem to be about the simplest answer to the problem that is bedevilling so many communities. Five Points Five Year Winners Photo by Gray. The Five Point team in the Tuesday night bowling league finished up the season at the top of the list for the fifth consecutive year. -From the left they are, M. Bredernitz, T. Ormsby, D. Hartman, A. Michalke, sponsor, C. Wiebusch and B. Steiner. Five Points held high team five game series of 2752; second high single game of 979; C. Wiebusch, high single game, 258; A. Michalke, second high single ame, 253, and M. Bredernitz tied' for third with 245. The team carried and 860 average. Final Standings Tuesday 9 P. M. Bowling League Team Won Lost Team Won Lost Five Points 79 41 Chapman & Son 70 50 Ed's Grocery ___69 51 Saline Hatchery 61 59 Carl's- Place 52 68 Staebler Kempf 29 91 Women's Leagues Close Season With Banquet The annual banquet of the member's of the various women's bowling leagues was held at the American Legion Home, Saturday night, beginning at seven o'clock. The American Legion Auxiliary ladies served the meal. Place cards were in the form of a bowling ball and pin and. the head table was centered with an arrangement of toy balloons imprinted with scattered bowling pins. Luella Dell, as chairman, invoked the blessing and conducted the business meeting which followed the banquet. Group singing was led by Doris Robison. Team and individual prizes were awarded as follows: Wednesday 9 o'clock league, Polar Bear Inn; Thursday, 7 o'clock league, Slick Chicks; Thursday, 9 o'clock league, Saline Observers. Individual winners were high averages, Peg Jordan, Marilyn Jaeger, Leona Eichle, Julia Eng- larid, Wini Geis and Carol Girbaeh. High " game, Joyce Hertler,' Marilyn Jaeger, Lou Dell and Wini Geis. High series, Gwen Armbruster, Shirley Armbruster and Carol Girbaeh. Those having raised their averages the most, Virginia Gross, Esther Heininger, Dorothy Dieterle, and Mary Ella Brittain. The women's tournament winners were, singles, Louella Dell, Jackie Mitchell and Marge Lentz. Doubles, Olga Lambarth and Louelta Dell, first; Dorothy Dieterle and Marion Gillespie, second, and Dorothy Meister and Mary Hughes, third. Concluding the meeting Louella Dell expressed her thanks to those who had contributed to the success of the banquet and the remainder of the evening was spent playing bingo, the prizes for which were contributed by the various sponsors. Nature Study Field Tour The Washtenaw Audubon Society is having a nature study field tour to the Waterloo area under the direction of Andy Ber- ger an ornithologist with the TJ. of M. Those interested will meet at the front steps of tEe 'Rackham Building at 6 A. M., Sunday. Saline Tractor Club Will Enter County Plowing ,C6ntest The Washtenaw County 4-H Tractor Plowing Contest will be held May Bth. The contest will take place on"t2arl Heller's Farm Chelsea. The field is located % mile east of the Chelsea-Manchester Road on Sager road, north side of road. Sager road is two miles south of US-12- The contest will get trader way at approximately 11:00 A.M. Three clubs will have contestants entered. Saline Tractor club expects 8, Manchester 5 and Chelsea 5 entries. The Saline club is led by John Layher and sponsored by the Gross Implement Co. Manchester club is led by Lawrence Brisle and sponsored by K. and W. Farm Supply. Chelsea's club is led by Stan Beal and is sponsored by Chelsea Implement Company. Cup awards will be presented to the high individual and the high club. Standard Oil Company will furnish other individual awards. The high individual will represent Washtenaw County in the State Plowing contest held in connection with State 4-H Club Show in August. The Tractor Clubs have throughout the winter met to "learn the proper care and maintenance of the farm tractor. Safety has been their Number 1 lesson. Far too many famers are killed or injured by farm tractors and tools. Other lessons which the clubs covered include: (1) Study of operators manual. (2) Air cleaner service. (3) Spark plug, wiring and battery service. (4) Cooling system service. 05) Fuel intake and carbureation. OS) Engine lubrication. (7) General lubrication. On Wednesday afternoon, May 9, the Federated Church Ladies' Aid Society will hold its May meeting at the home of Mrs. Everett Collins. Missionary sewing under the direction of Mrs. C. iR. Burkhart will begin at 1:30^ with the business session scheduled for 2:30. Mrs. -Ferman Clements, president of the society, will preside. Devotions will be led by Mrs. Henry McKenzie and the program is under the direction of Mrs. Archie Lawrence. Mrs. Reuben Rogers will present the Baptist missionary report. Social committee members for the day include 'Mrs. A. W. Cuff, Mrs. Silas Nord and Mrs. Paul Streeter. * * * The annual mother's and daughter's 'banquet oi the Methodist church will be held in the church basement tonight. * * * The annual spring luncheon of the Saline Woman's Club will be Harry Anderson Harry Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Anderson, has been named valedictorian of the graduating class of 1951 of the Saline High School. He was born in Manistee on July 29, 1933, and has attended the Saline school from the kindergarten through the twelfth grade. After having completed an academic course in high school, his scholastic average is 3.8. During his high school career he has served as president of the freshman class, secretary of the student council for three years, president of Junior Red Cross, editor of "The Hornet", also sports editor, photographic editor of the '51 "Salinian", played basketball and baseball, junior and senior plays and was a member of the Biology Club. A few of Harry's favorite subjects are chemistry, physics and "mathematics. Next fall he will enter the University of Michigan where he will major in civil engineering. Stresses Need for Consolidation Police Services Hampered Says Officer Albertson With the many conveniences of the new phone service in Saline it also causes some inconveniences which the people of Saline will eventually feel. The department most affected at present is the Police Department. Under the old system ealls placed to the department or officer were not immediately available, the operator would hold such calls until the officer on duty answered his call light, whereas under the new system it would require an officer on duty at the police desk constantly to insure propel' service, as the Michigan Associated Telephone Co. has refused to cooperate in any way in so far as holding calls or transferring calls to an officers' home. Every 'effort has been made to arrive at some happy medium, wherehy the citizens of Saline could be assured of efficient and prpmpt service from, their police, department, but every plan submitted has been met with an emphatic "No!" by Mr. Greene, commercial representative for the company. With a two man police^force it is 'an impossibility to have an officer available for prompt service as to phone calls and still carry out his other responsibilities and duties and as such Chief Albertson requests that the citizens of Saline bear the existing circumstances in miad until the present situation is corrected. If no other alternative can be reached, a plan is being drawn up to be submitted at the next regular council meeting for extensions of the police phone to be placed in each officer's residence in order to maintain a maximum of efficiency. This, in effect, will place the police department on a 24-hour service- basis. By Leo L. Jensen The boys and girls of today are the citizens of- tomorrow. The builders, the farmers, the storekeepers, the laborers, the mechanics, the doctors, the teachers, the homemakers, the parents, the community and political leaders, and a host of others, who will pick up our tasks, yours and mine—can We prepare them to do a better job than you and I have done in over-crowded or half-day- sessions schools? We can't be proud of conditions as they exist in the world today or even in our own country—the conditions you and I created. Let us make certain that our children shall have the fullest opportunity to prepare themselves so that they may be better able to make important decisions than you and I were. The schools in this area should reorganize into a community school system to assure ourselves held at the Methodist church on that all high school age youth will May 8. Reservations should be in be certain of an opportunity to American Legion Auxiliary The following members of the William B. Lutz Unit 322 of the American Legion Auxiliary attended the Second District meeting at Monroe Sunday: Mrs. Lloyd Dell, Mrs. Frank Deede, Mrs. Orville Finkbeiner, Mrs. Al Christopher and Mrs. Mae Harms. Mrs. Dell is vice- president of the district and was presented a lovely corsage. Mrs. Alys Hunt of Port Sanilac, department president, was the honored guest. •> On Tuesday evening eleven members of the Auxiliary attended the bingo party for the veterans at the Ypsilanti State Hospital. Saline furnished the refreshments and entertainment. Thirty home made pies and ice cream were furnished by the members. Mrs. Mike Sheehan played her accordion and Mrs. Merritt Martin played the piano for the boys. Mrs. Larry Deede rehabilitation chairman of the unit, had charge of -this program. by tonight, with Mrs. T. J. Irelan [or Mrs lOiscar Weber. Guest 1 speaker will be Mrs. Phillip Gen- I tile, whose subject will be, "Wo- [men In A Democracy." Past 1 presidents and charter members will be honored. The Ruth Circle of the Methodist church will serve. The Willing Workers will meet at the home of Mrs. Bertha Stilts Wednesday, May 16, " instead of the regular time and place as announced, * * * The regular meeting of the Saline City Council will be held Monday, May 7, at the city hall. * * * The iSaline. J-Hop will be held Saturday, May 5, at the school auditorium, music by Jim Kenny and his orchestra. * * * The Chicago club will begin their weekend excursion next Thursday, May 10. * * * The Seniors with then: class sponsor, Mrs. Mildred Haswell, jwill leave Ann Arbor on Friday, ■May 11, on their week's trip to New York City and Washington, D. C. * * * & attend a high school. The cost of operating our schools under such an organization would not be any greater than the averge costs at present. For a number of districts this average of 6.5 tnills would be a reduction in taxes for operation. The additional facilities that will be necessary to accomodate the high school pupils in this area will eost approximately two hundred fifty thousand dollars at present construction costs. If this were paid off over a period of twenty years and the bonds were sold at a two percent interest rate the first and highest years' payment would be $12,500 plus five thousand in interest, a total of seventeen thousand five hundred dollars. With a valuation of seven million dollars a tax levy of only two and one-half mills would raise the required amount. This would mean a tax of only two dollars and fifty cents for each thousand of valuation. Most rural properties are assessed under ten thousand dollars. If the valuation were ten thousand, the tax would be but twenty-five dollars per year to provide the additional space required It should be worth twenty-five dollars per year to any of us to The Saline Community Council i be certain that cur children will will hold a meeting at the Saline have the room and the facilities Hotel, May 14, beginning 'at eight for an education that compares ! o'clock when chest funds will be allocated. * * * * * * Washtenaw County 4-H Plowing contest to be held Saturday, May 5, on the Norman Guenther farm on Maple road north of Saline. Contestahts"""-d' be present at ten am. to adjust plans in trial area- Miss Nancy Keveiing accompanied her aunt ,and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. M. -R. Hmkie, of Dearborn on a three-week trip to Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday morning. favorably with that of our neighboring communities. Saline General Hospital Under New Management Mr. and Mrs. Basil Badaur took over the management of Saline General Hospital^Tuesday, May 1. Mr. and Mrs. Badaur are from Detroit, where Mrs. Badaur, a registered nurse, was formerly supervisor of the obstetrical and surgical departments of Saratoga General Hospital in that city. She has just resigned a position, with the general nursing staff at Grosse Pointe Cottage Hospital to take over her duties here. Mr. and Mrs. Badaur plan to completely redecorate the "hospital rooms and add additional equipment, and will hold open_house to the public in the near future. The couple come to Saline ^highly recommended. Mrs. Baaaur is a niece of William Harris, proprietor of the Shell Service Station on West Michigan avenue. Mother-Daughter Banquet At Federated Church The annual Mothers and Daughters Banquet in Federated church will be held on Thursday evening, May 10, at 7 o'clock in the church dining room. The men of the church under the direction of D. B. Grubb, general chairman, will serve the din-** ner. Howard Johnson is in charge of dining room arrangements and Kenneth Rogers as kitchen chief in charge of the dinner. A fine_ program has been planned which will include music by the Junior Choir as well as other special music numbers, the usual toasts to mother and to daughter, presentation of awards to oldest and youngest mothers, mothers with the" most daughters present, etc., and the evening's program will conclude with a motion picture.. Mrs. A. W. Cuff has served as program chairman. Other committees at work in preparation for the banquet include decorations, under the leaders-hip of Mrs. Russell Wright, and. ticket committee, composed1 of- Miss Mary Morden, Mrs. S. Y. Cotton, Mrs. John Lamb and Mrs.. William Spike. Judge Harold E. Steinbach and Mrs. Steinbach were guests of the latter's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Giltrow last week, i Judge Steinbach has been presid-', ing in circuit court in Ann Arbor' during the absence of Judge1 James E. Breakey, Jr. In Honor Guard For MacArthur Mr. Leslie Jordan, Sirs. Fritz Schumiri, .Mrs. B. Schmitt and Mrs. A. Armbruster acc/npained their children to the Russell dancing school in "_"ps_ranti, Wednesday. Pvt. Donald R. Merce formerly stationed at Fort Sheridan, Illinois was among the forty honor guards for General Douglas Mac- Arthur, when he appeared in Chicago on Thursday, April "26. Pvt Merce graduated from Saline high, school in June of'48 and entered the armed services in August the same'year. He is on furlough at the home of his sister, Mrs. Fay Ery and Will leave for Caimp Atterbury, Indiana, on the 15th of May.
|Title||1951-05-03; 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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