1951-10-04; Saline Observer
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UGHTSTHEWW * FREflKHA Tfe Saline Gfa&w&i SIXTY-NINTH YEAR NUMBER 1 SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, * ICfflGAN' THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 1951 FIVE CENTS PER COPY $2.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE Congress Is Quoting American -Weeklies Twenty-one weekly newspapers were quoted in the Congressional R'Qeord during tho month of July- Why does your representative, your congressman, your senator, subscribe to the weekly newspapers in his district? Because it is your voice, you, the grassroots voter. To you he owes his election- Your opinions and sentiments are his directives. Express yourselves through the columns of your local paper and he will know of it. Governor Williams has reported to the weekly papers to present his problems and actions. It is printed in this paper. Do you read it f Senator Moody, and Congressman Meacter both take your local paper and the congressman writes a weekly account of his work in the nation's capitol? Do you read it ? We are glad to print a letter this week that has been sent to Senator Moody- What do you think of it? Senator John W. Bricker, of Ohio, says, "The maintenance of a free press demands constant effort and everlasting determination. Today, the American Press is the best and freest in the entire world, and it has become so by virtue of the fact that our Constitution prohibits government control of the press- Nowhere is freedom more clearly demonstrated or more ably exercised than in the small independent weekly newspapers of our nation. "Their freedom from government control, guaranteed by the Constitution, and their freedom from the pressures of great economic organizations insure the maintenance of the same high standards which ttave characterized their service for so many years. We salute the country weekly newspapers for their outstanding service to the nation, and for their tremendous contribution to the maintenance of one of our greatest "assets—the free press-" It is noteworthy that at this time, National Newspaper Week, the freedom of the press in these United States is being threatened. A warning was sounded to editors and publishers in the United States Sunday by the deposed editor of the famed Buenos Aires newspaper La Prensa. Dr. Alberto Gainza Paz addressed a conference of newspapermen in Chicago. He said the fate of La Prensa could befall newspapers anywhere unless public interest is aroused. In his "Editor's Notebook," John S. Knight, editor of the Detroit Free Press, has a long editorial. It affects every American and we are quoting in part: "The case of Dr. Gainza Paz should bring an increasing awareness of the perils to freedom of expression that exist wherever dictatorships or strongly centralized governments are in power. "Hitler aind Mussolini never underestimated the power of a free press so they silenced the protesting voices that were raised against them- "Even today, following a world war in which these dictators were overthrown and perished in the rubble which they brought down upon their own heads, there are relatively few countries that make any pretense of permitting the free fldfcr of information as we know iff in the United States. "Political censorship exists nearly everywhere, correspondents have been jailed and newspapers either confiscated or hampered in their operations by punitive government restrictions. "A proposed United Nations Convention dealing with freedom of information would, if enacted, place more rigid curbs on foreign correspondents and restrict United Coming Events Past Matrons of OES will meet with Mrs. E- G. Mann for' a luncheon at 1:00, Monday October 8th. * . * * Oct. 4th Open House at 8:00 p.m. at Shaw School for parents. .... The Salme Woman's Club will meet at the home of Mrs. Rudolph Hertler, October 9- If you can drive or need transportation, call Mrs. E- Hering. * . * =. The Saline Child Study. Club has been invited to be guests of the Willis Child Study Club on October 4th at 8:00 at the Lincoln Consolidated School. The speaker will be Trooper Milo Thompson of the Ypsilanti Post of Michigan State Police. His topic, "Kid Killers of the Highway." States editorial criticism of foreign governments. "Fortunately, this action has been blocked largely through the efforts of Carroll Binder, onetime foreign editor of the Chicago Daily News and a member of the 15-nation committee named to draft the convention dealing with the free flow of news- "Foreign Shackles For A Free Press "Here, in the United States, freedom of speech and freedom to print are precious rights guavan teed by the first amendment to the Constitution. "Until recently, these freedoms have seldom been in jeopardy. A vigilant press .has challenged every attempt to prescribe our limits of expression; the highest court of the land has consistently held that the Constitution means what it says and most legislative attempts to fetter the press have been unsuccessful. "Nevertheless, the foes of free speech are constantly striving to devise new methods of shackling the press and preventing the truth from being told. "National, state and local governments bitterly resent a critical and investigative press. Courts of justice are using less retraint in citing editors for contempt. "The tendency to bottle up news at the source was never better illustrated than in the President's recent censorship order directing governmental departments to classify departmental papers as secret and top-secret whenever the department thinks secrecy is required 'in the national interest.' "This order gives every bureaucrat at the head of a 'government executive department the right to say what news shall be printed and what information shall be barred from public view. "Only last Thursday, Richard F- Cook, chief security officer for the Office of Price Stabilization, instructed 10,000 employees that 'no embarrassing information' be given out oncerning that agency. "This blackout of news was revoked by President Truman jvvhen ;t brought down an avalanche of protests. But tho incident revealed the eagerness of bureaucracy to use gag rule in covering up its own mistakes. "The censorship order is not a temporary or emergency measure- According to Joseph H. Short, the President's press secretary, it is intended to last as' long as the world is in an 'upset condition.' "When a reporter asked Short (Continued .on page 8) Saline Community Fair Is Big Success In spite of the extremely cold evenings the Saline Commuhfty Fair of 1951 proved to be one of the best. Evening attendance was down from other years, but the number and quality of entrants in all divisions and classes were better this year than ever before, according to C. Osgood, fair secretary. The days and nights ■ were packed full of entertainment varied for every taste. Horse and tractor pulling contests, fireworks, auctions, raffles, parades, contests, stage attractions, machinery demonstrations, and a football game in which Saline unfortunately lost. Some of these items will be covered more thoroughly elsewhere in the paper. Some of the first place winners in various competitions appear below. Lewis Breeze walked off with most of the "firsts" in the horse department; steer club grand champion belonged to Pat Teachout and reserve champion belonged to Gerald Haarer. Albert Gall, Duane Girbaeh, Kendall Rogers, Karen Bechington and Sandra Bechington were winners in the Holstein section. George Schnierle, Donald and Oral Bassett were among top place in the Guernsey division. Prizes in the poultry division went to Mrs. Loretta Girbaeh, Duane Girbaeh, L. B. Breitenwischer and Janice Klager. Prizes for corn entries were awarded to Arthur Lutz, Charles Anderson, Karl Lutz, Eldean Hieber, Webb Harwood, Robert Dieterle and John Marion. Small grains division winners were Charles Anderson, Darell Finkbeiner, Arthur Lutz, Webb Harwood, K. Burmeister, Mrs. F. Sheehan, H. Braun, Thomas Love and Kendall Rogers. Austins Orchards and Art Lutz walked off with practically all the firsts in the apple division. In the Betty Crocker baking contest Ann Siefker won first and the glass cake plate set. Mrs. Maggie Katz took second winning a pictorial cook book. Other winners in the baking contests were Mrs. Paul Klueter, Mildred Collins and Mrs. Herman Rentschler. The National Crochet contest was won by Mrs. Ida Groeb. Mrs. Groeb tok first in practically every other division under fancy needlework. Other (Continued on page 8) Ann Taylor Wins "Queen of The Fair" Beauty Contest Ann Taylor Is Saline Queen _.__ The contest for a Saline "Queen of theSh|ir,'' sponsored by the Jaycees^^as won this year by Ann Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Taylor. As reigning queen, Miss Taylor wins a $10 credit at Talbot Studios, a dinner with Governor Williams, sterling silver bud vases, one dozen American Beauty roses, - trophy and crown and the opportunity to compete in the Miss Michigan contest at the State Fair next year. Contestants were Fay Hilge, Joyce White, Jorun Anderson, Dorothy Marion, Patricia Rogers, Ann Taylor, Sharon Muir, Glennis Brososky, Beverly Sevey, Sally Meske, Florence Kierczynsky, Barbara Goodnoe, Catherine Besch, Ramona Martin, Kathryn Wurster and Mary Lou Gall. Judges Gil Caswell, president of Ann Arbor J.C.C, Eddy Edwards, president of Ypsilanti, J-C.C, and Frank Stanton, president of Milan J.C.C-, claim judging was difficult and all contestants do Saline proud. Robert Harrison, chairman of the contest, expresses his thanks for the co-operation of Salinites and especially the girls in making this annual affair possible. Salinites May Obtain Concert Series Memberships* The Ypsilanti Community Concert Association wishes to inform the residents of Saline who are new in the city since May that they are eligible for membership in the Association. The membership fees are adult, $6.00 and students, $3.50. This entitles holder to four concerts during the 1951-52 season. Mrs. : George Austin may be contacted for further information. Schedule of Concerts Monday, October 8, Charles Kullman, Metropolitan Opera tenor and the Men of Song. Wednesday, October 31, The famous duo-piano team of Bart- lett and Robertson. Tuesday, February 26, the world renowned cello virtuoso, Edmund Kurtz. Monday, March 24, the Metropolitan Opera Company soprano, Gladys Swarthout. The Ypsilanti Community Concert Association Executive Board is indeed pleased to be able to present to its members this varied selection of outstanding artists for the coming season. Britton Lad Wins Bicycle In Kid's Coloring Contest The coloring contest sponsored by local merchants as a fair promotion in connection with The Saline Observer was won by Jan Losee of Britton. The grand prize, a Schwinn-built bicycle, was awarded at the fair Saturday night. In addition to the grand prize each merchant is awarding a prize to the best colored cartoon presented to his store. The list of winners appears here and the winner may pick up the prize at that store anytime. A- and M. Chevrolet, Roger Hack; Saline pavings Bank, Sandra Karner; Hull's Grocery, Kathy Esch; Keveling Drugs, Jimmie Bernard; Wheeler's Store, Sandra Bechington; Mer'ritf s . Shoe Store, Carol Coates; Kroger's, Judy Grubb; Grove Bros., Dfana Fanner; Citizens Bank, "Mary Ann Socks; Wood Hardware, Donna Brown; Still's Grill, Barbara Hehr; Wheeler's Pharmacy, Patty Vesel; Lambarth Bros., Judy Siemsen; Saline Observer, Bonnie Radenbaugh; Haarer's Quality Mkt, Mary Curtiss; Wiedman Auto, Albert Feldkamp; Saline Variety " Store, Larry Lange; Sehmid's Food Mkt-, Sandra Turf; Foster O. Green, Jan Losee; Gamble's Store, Lanny Robbins; Graf's Gulf Service, Diane Feldkanip; Saline Hotel, Nancy Finkbeiner; and Burkhart Store, Carolyn Marion. Federated To Have-Speaker For Young People G. Mennen Williams Present At Saline Fair • * • GOV. WILLIAMS AND YOUNG SALINIANS "sr. - _*^**_"- ' ~ art." * m -"__»" J.-__T?v •«■* A governor stoops to conquer. During his visit' to Saline Community Fair Saturday night Gov. -G. Mermen William was caught by the photographer as he stooped to chat with three fetching youngsters. The girls are (left to right) Ann Duttweil- er, 3, Julie Collins, 4, and E. Duttweiler, 4. .Parents of the three are Mr. and Mrs. Alfred F. Duttweiler and Mr. and Mrs. Max Collins. .The governor and Mrs. Williams were guests of honor at a dinner Saturday night at the Saline Hotel. —Photo by Gray- ~ -Christmas On The High Seas Program Sunday, October 7, the Young People's Society of Federated Church will have as its -guest -speaker, Captain Richard \R. Moore of the U. S. Air Force, whose topic will be "West Point Requirements and Trainin g." Guests at the meeting, which is scheduled for six o'clock, will include the young people's group from Bethel E. and R. Church 4n Freedom Township. Rosine Jaeger, newly installed president of the Society, will preside and Lois Finch will lead the devotional service^ with Ruth Lutz giving the scripture reading and Betsy Dicks the prayer. Refreshments during the social hour will be in charge of Boh Jacobs, James Austin and Taylor Jacob- sen. Engagement Announced Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Swanson announce the- engagement of their daughter, Patricia Ann, to Glen CC. King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert King of Milan. Miss Swanson, a graduate of Saline High School, is employed by the Ford Motor Co- in Ypsilanti. - Her fiance was graduated from Milan High School and is employed by the Ford Motor Co. in Monroe. No date has been set for the wedding. (See ,pieture page 8) 4-H Club Camp The 1951 national 4-H club camp in Washi-gton, D.C.. was June 13 to 20. A 1951 Goal of 50 "Christmas on the High Seas" packages set for Washtenaw County, Mrs. John Worley, Chairman of Service Groups, announced today- Again this year, at the request of the Department of the Army, the Washtenaw County Red Cross Chapter has accepted responsibility for furnishing 50 Christmas Gift Boxes costing approximately $2.50, for servicemen who may be on the high seas at Christmas time. It is asked that all gifts or money contributions be sent to the Ann Arbor Red Cross Headquarters! at 211 Nickels Arcade on or before October 15. The approved list of gift items include: greeting card, writing portfolio, pencils with clip, gum, lifesavers, or hard candy in airtight cellophane bags, photo folder, crossword puzzle books, joke or cartoon books, small flat elothesbrush, wallet, toothbrush, razor blades, pipe and pipe tobacco, stationery, cigarettes, soap, pocket-size books, decks of cards, small games, as dominoes, miniature chess, or checkers, oilskin pouch, handkerchiefs, washcloth, camphor ice, nail file and mani- ure scissors, comb. This project is carried out at ports of embarkation and naval bases on both coasts- Auction Postponed The Martin auction originally scheduled for Saturday, the 13th will be postponed because of the football game in Ann Arbor. The date is now set for Saturday, the 20th. Is Guest Of Honor At Hotel Banquet Governor and Mrs- G. Mennen Williams with their two children attended a banquet in their honor and later visited the fair Saturday evening, Sept. 29. The banquet was held at the 'Saline Hotel with George Woods as master of ceremonies. Mayor E. D. Wolfin introduced the Governor who spoke briefly. The Governor brought out Rev. Siemsen's grace theme of "let's be sensible to the divine will." He (the Governor) said if we guide ourselves on the divine will our decisions will be easy, pointing out that care of the mentally sick is a great undertaking now for statistics show that 1 in 18" in this country are afflicted with a mental disorder. Governor Williams took another of Rev. Siemsen's themes, "blessed are the peacemakers" and brought out the excellence of the idea of exchange students for promoting future peace throughout the world. The Governor and his party proceeded to the fair where he made another speech on the general excellence of the Michigan agricultural fairst. He told of the many crops that Michigan lead the country in producing and of how Michigan farmers need take a back seat to no one. He mentioned that here at Saline was one of the best community fairs he had seen and was surprised and pleased with the number and excellence of the varied entries. Hornets Downed 12 - 0 At Fair Catholics to Hold Instruction Class Catholic instruction classes for children will be held at the community rooms of the Mills home Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. CHAMPION STEERS Pictured is the Grand Champion Steer owned by Pat Teachout and the Reserve Champion owned by Gerald Haarer. Saline Hornets lacked their sting last Friday night as Chelsea's Bulldogs won 12-0 before a large Saline Community Fair crowd. ~" All the scoring occurred with four minutes remaining in the second period and the first score was the result of a 50 yard gallop through Sajine's center for the touchdown. McClear's kick was. wide and Chelsea led 6-0. With three minutes to go Dick Miller threw a pass on Ms own 35 which was intercepted on the 40 and returned to Saline's 20. After a series of plays and with seconds remaining, Chelsea scored. McClear's try was low and Chelsea led at the half 12-0. Chelsea made 11 first downs to Saline's eight and out rushed Saline 191 yards to 135. Coach Padgen praised the play of his Hornets despite their poor showing in defeat and stated that "under the circumstances that prevailed throughout the week, we did not anticipate as good a showing as was shown by our boys, and in a different week, I'm sure the outcome would have been different, as we feel Chelsea was not as good as our previous opponents. Coach Padjen is of the opinion, that' the fair atmosphere hampered his team in playing the ball they are capable of playing, and expressed a desire that future games should be avoided during the fair. The Hornets performed without their regular EH, Dick Wiedmayer, who had an intestinal disturbance Friday, as well as guard Jim Schroeder who cut his finger requiring six stitches, two hours before the game. " "Things just weren't going our way all week, and I think the boys came out all right and will be ready for a tough encounter with Flat Rock this Friday at Flat Rock." Ann Arbor Man Wins Tractor Contest The tractor pulling contest that was held at the fair Friday afternoon was won by William (Bill) McCalla of Ann Arbor. He used an E-3 Co-op tractor, a recent model built by a Canadian firm. His tractor weight was 3,850 lbs. and he pulled 6,500 lbs. for a percentage of 168.83. Second place winner was Richard Vershum of Britton us- , ing a 44 Massey-Harris. With a I weight of 5,980 lbs. he pulled 10,000 lbs. for a percentage of , 167.22. In third place was Don Mc- Clean of Saline. His I. H. C. 10-20, that is over 15 years old, pulled 8,500 lbs. Tractor weight 'was 5,150 lbs. This gave Don a percentage of 165.05. Over 40 men entered the contests. WINS PROMOTION Leroy "Russ" Hughes LOST! Have you seen a lost parakeet? He's bright blue and answers to "61112?'. If so call 261_ Promotion of Leroy A. Hughes to secretary-treasurer and general manager of the Glenvale Products Corp. has been announced by Clifford H. Simmons, president of TJniversal Die Casting and Manufacturing Co. of Saline. The Glenvale firm was recently purchased by TJniversal. Hughes is also assistant secretary of TJniversal which operates the Glenvale plant as a subsidiary. Mr. Hughes will continue to live in Saline and commute the "50 miles each day. He is a past president of the Saline JCC and a graduate of Michign State Normal College. Hughes has been with Universal for eight years.
|Title||1951-10-04; 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.|