1951-11-01; Saline Observer
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IT. *%s Safate 0&4&W&1 SIXTY-NINTH YEAR NUMBER 5 SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 1951 FIVE CENTS PER COPY $2.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE r- /•* Fire Chief And Commissioner Resign Posts Makes Appeal For Scrap ! National Authority Expresses Need "I don't believe we are confronted with a more critical problem than the iron and steel scrap recovery program."—Manly Fleischmann, Administrator, National Production Authority. The National Production Authority appeals to the farmers and ranchers of the country for assistance in an emergency situation which has arisen in the Defense Mobilization Program. __SfiiiSi*-!SS_sSSig!_iiSSSf_^-5^ I The Saline Scene i<t. We're back at this desk (cigar J in face) unsuccessfully trying to conceal our pride in the eight I pound, eleven ounce male which our sweet wife added to the clan last Wednesday night. He's a real fellow.and both he and his mother are fine. ♦ We have stolen this next item from Mark Beltaire's column in the Detroit Free Press for Monday, October 29: "Thanks to Fritz Brownell, doing a fine job of presenting Detroit's cleanest face to the nation, a native-born Michigander came back to tell a group of Detroit writers how to sell their wares to so-called slick ^magazines. He's a tall, spare guy, who came from Saline and graduated from the University of .Michigan in 1933. His name is Robert Fuoss, and his publication (you may have heard of it), the Saturday Eve ning Post. He dispelled for most of his listeners the idea that-an editor lives in an ivory tower with only influence and prejudice for bait." The above item is expected to cause a land office business in magazine subscriptions at the United Stationery and Card Shop. (Advertisement.) ♦ Under the heading from a 1921 Observer, "DAD AND THIS PAPER, Sometimes Dad says the paper ain't got up right and h§ does a lot o' kiekin. when he reads it Thursday night. He says there ain't a dad durned thing in it worthwhile to read an' that it doesn't print the kind of stuff people need. He throws it in the corner and says it's on the 'bum'— but you oughter hear him holler when this paper fails to come. "He reads about the weddings and spouts like all get out, and he reads the personal column with a most derisive shout. He'll read about the parties and he'll fuss and fret and groan, and say they print the paper for the women folks alone. He says that of information it don't contain a crumb—but you oughter hear him holler when this paper fails to come. "He's always first to grab it and he reads it through and through—he doesn't miss an item or a want ad old or new. He says, 'They don't know what we want, them newspaper guys. I'll take a day .off sometime and go and put them wise.' If editors were as wise as dad, they'd sure be going some, but you oughter hear him holler when this paper fails to come." ♦ If you agree with Dad, you can help improve the situation by giving your news to our reporters next time they call. The Indians have departed with their summer and Jack Frost has arrived to set up winter quarters in these parts. Sunday night's frost really heralded the coming of winter all of which causes us to make mental note to cheek the car's antifreeze, shut off the outside faucets on the house and give a speculative glance in the direction of local stories dealing in long, red unmentionable garments. Defense production at the rate of 1 billion dollars a week! That is the goal we are fast approaching. Such tremendous production calls for more and more steel. More steel means mills and • foundries must have more and more iron and steel scrap ... it takes scrap to make new steel. Farms and ranches are good sources of high grade scrap. The present record-breaking steel production program must be expanded even further if we are to meet all our military needs of planes, tanks, ships, guns, etc., and at the same time retain a balanced civilian economy. We are determined to make the United States so powerful that any aggressor nation will hesitate to attack us, but, if it (Continued on page 8) Desbrough's Wed Forty-One Years The seven children of Mr. and Mrs. George Desbrough held a surprise aniversary party for their parents at the latter's home at 1163 Judd road, last Sunday afternoon. Farmers Aided In Fall Hanging To improve farmland wildlife habitat, the conservation department has shipped 340,000 shrubs and tree" seedlings to 522 southern Michigan farmers for fall planting. Since the start of the co-operative program three years ago the department ■ has supplied about 4,000,000 shrubs and trees to nearly 2,000 southern farms. Of the 522 farms this fall, 170 are receiving stock for the first time. Stock is parceled out over several seasons so as not to interfere with regular farm planting and harvesting. Original plantings now are maiding a good showing and are used by small game as nesting sites and escape cover. Other farmers and land owners interested in developing unused cornors and swales next spring can apply to the department's game division here anytime now. Game men urge early application for proper habitat planning. Mr. and Mrs. George Desbrough The Desbroughs were married forty-one years ago at Monroe. It had long been the desire of the honored couple to visit Monroe on the day of their wedding anniversary. This desire was fulfilled Sunday morning. While the Desbroughs were in Monroe with their son JJoward, the other six children descended upon the house and set the scene for the surprise party. When the tourists returned home they were greeted by their kin and families and sat down to a celebration dinner. Those present were James of Ann Arbor, Clyde of Saline, Arthur at home, Joseph and Mrs. Ora Mead of Milan, Samuel of Azalia and Howard. The wives and children of the Desbrough family were present also. Mrs. Desbrough was born in Carleton, and her husband was born in Brighton. JCC Auxiliary Guest Night The JCC Auxiliary met at the home of Mrs. Oliver Steiner Tuesday evening, October 23rd, for a guest night meeting. There were six guests present. New members taken in that night included Mr"s. John Flook and Mrs. Stan Clark. Games and recreation were under the leadership of Mrs. Max Collins and Mrs. Rudy Layher. Refreshments were under the direction of Mrs. Frank Brittain, Mrs. Oliver Steiner and Mrs. Bob Katz. The Auxiliary is planning a bake sale in the near future. The next meeting will be Nov. 27 at the home of Mrs. Frank Brittain. Rural Correspondents Are Added To Staff Mrs. Mary Phillips for Mooreville, and Mrs. Lorrin Bauer for West Saline, have been named rural corespondents for The Saline Observer, Publisher F. W. Giesel, Jr. announced today. These two additions to The Observer staff are part of a constant program to better serve this community. It is planned by Mr. Giesel to complete 100% coverage in the Saline trading area in the near future. "Since the agricultural industry is so important to the "business life of Saline,, and since this publication is intended to serve rural as well as urban readers, it is my sincere hope that we can find correspondents to" represent every farm district in our area." Mr. Giesel stated. Although efforts to secure new correspondents last week were very successful, staff members are still needed in Bridge- water, Macon and Hammond. Mr. Giesel pointed out that people residing in these areas are Welcome to call the Observer office if they are interested in serving their neighbors. The Observer phone number is 37. Farm Calendar Nov. 6-9—4-H Club Tractor school, Escanaba. Nov. 7-9—Michigan Farm Bureau meeting, Michigan State College. Nov. 7-9—Dairy Manufacturers Confer-ence, Michigan State College. Breeders Sale, Livestock Pavil- Nov. 9—Michigan Shorthorn ion, Michigan State College. Nov. 10—West Michigan Aberdeen-Angus Breeders Association Sale, Fairgrounds, Lowell. Nov. 23-Dec. 1—International Livestock Exposition, Chicago. Nov. 25-29—N a t i o n a 1 4-H Club Congress, Chicago. Nov. 27-28—Farm Bureau Services meeting, Michigan State College. Dee. 4-6—Junior» Livestock Show, Detroit. P. C. A. Makes Preparations for Annual Meeting A Nominating committee composed of Dongld Greiner, Hanover; Blair Pa-rker, Adrian; and Traian PenzaJJonesville, met at the Jackson office of the Production Credit Association and nominated Leland Bush of Tecumseh and Gordon VanRiper of Chelsea to run against E. P. Hellner of Ann Arbor and Eugene Ruder of North Adams, the two directors whose terms expire this year. This election and annual meeting will be held in the Brooklyn High School Gymnasium at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1951. At this meeting a report of the Association's operations will be given along with a report on the progress of the"A" Stock sale which has been held during the past year in an attempt to make the local associatioo a completely member owned and controlled fai'm lending institution. A full line of entertainment will be provided by the well known barber shop quartet, The Tonsil Benders, and a magic act, followed by a light luncheon. Doris Alber Named In National Honor In a press release from Central Michigan College at Mt. Pleasant, Doris Alber, a senior from Saline, has been named to "Who's Who, Among Students in Ameriean^vlirniversities and Colleges." The honored students, including 16 women and ten men were elected at an all college election three weeks ago. In the group are 13 seniors and an equal number of juniors, Dean of Students Dr. David M. Trout reported. Local Pastor To Attempt Answer In Blackhawk county, Iowa, Judge Shannon B. Charlton of the District Court must decide "What is a Christian?". The one who gives the answer will receive from the will of ophtha_ mologist, William B. Small, the sum of $75,000. When Mr. Small passed away in 1939 he said his estate should be distributed "to persons who believe in the fundamental principles of the Christian religion and in the Bible and are endeavoring to promulgate the same." Ten nephews and nieces sued to break the will. They contend there is no common argument as to what constitutes the fundamental principles of Christianity. Before the court the relatives have declared that a Christian might believe almost anything or nothing. The Methodist district superintendent contends that a Christian is one who believes in the Apostles Creed. The pastor of the First Methodist church of Iowa City replied, "I tell my parishioners to pay their money and take their choice." He categorically denies the Virgin Birth. The Roman Catholic Chaplain for the Iowa State -Teachers College -denies the privilege of private interpretation of the Bible, and warns that a man may be deceived in thinking he is guided by providence. Two Lutherans, a Baptist and an Episcopalian have attempted an answer and they have assisted in adding to the confusion. Before Judge Charlton gives his decision the Rev. Henry McKenzie of . Saline Federated church will give his answer Sunday morning. at 11:00 o'clock on the theme, "What is a Christian?". HROUGH YOUR - COMMUNITY CHEST Community Parties To^Begin The first Fall meeting of the Saline Community Committee which sponsors and plans the monthly community parties held at Saline Valley Farms met at the home of Mrs. Reid Ross. Donald Campbell was reelected chairman; Mrs. Fred Arend, vice chairman; Mrs. Max Haswell, secretary; and Fred Arend treasurer. Other members of the committee are Mr. and Mrs. Oral Bassett, Mr. and Mrs. Don Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Reid Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gray, Mr. and Mrs. Max Haswell and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Lavender. The first community party this fall will be held Monday at 8:00 p.m., Nov. 5, at Saline Valley Farms Hall. Movies and dancing with Joe Cook's orchestra will furnish entertainment for the evening. Admission is 60c including tax. Resignations Are Accepted At Special City Council Session At a special _. icil meeting held Tuesday night the City Council of Saline voted to accept the resignations of Fire Chief John Schild and Fire Commissioner A. L. Giltrow. In a .statement to The Observer late Tuesday night the council said they deeply regretted this course of action but they felt they must in order to preserve harmony in the volunteer fire department. Sue Thomas Writes From France Girl Scout and Brownie News The Girl Scouts held a Fly Up last Saturday, October 27. There were s.even Brownies that flew up and seven other girls that joined, who had not been Brownies before. Four Girl Scouts received badges, also. There was a nice turn out of mothers and Brownies and Scouts. The Girl Scouts served cider and doughnuts to their guests. Mary Prout, Scout Sec. Women's Class Meeting Mrs. Duane Rogers of Milan road will be hostess at her home on Friday evening, November 2, the Women's Class of Federated at 8:00 o'clock, to members of church. Mrs. Russell Richards, newly elected president of the group will preside over the bus- on toys being prepared for the iness meeting. Finish-up work Saturday Bazaar will occupy a part of the evening's program. Saline's delegate for "Youth for "Understanding," Miss Sue Thomas, tells in the following letter of some of her experiences as she studies-in France. The letter was sent to Mr. Giltrow who was instrumental in the program for this area. October. 22, 1951 Dear Mr. and Mrs. Giltrow: I am now living with a Rotar- ian's family in a small village outside of Nancy. The family is very lovely to me and I am treated very well. There are also four children in the faniily so I am quite happy here. On Wednesday I go to Strasbourg for ten days and then to Metz. After Metz I am to go to Holland. The weather here is quite cold but the sun is warm during the day. The forests1 are lovely with the turning color of the leaves. The Rotary club has been doing all they can to make me happy in Nancy. I am invited to luncheons, teas and dinners every day. Most of them speak English but if they don't they have someone there to translate for us. I am begining to understand a little French. I have been visiting many schools and churches and everything of importance. Most of all, though, I have been living as a part of a French family and that isthe purpose of my trip. I'm glad I am to spend a little time with three or four families and that way I will be able to compare them. In the family I'm living with now, I help a little with the work but can't do too much as they have a maid, but she only makes the beds, etc. and)cooks! In every (Continued on page 8) Storage House Is Destroyed By Fire Shortly after press time last Wednesday night, the Saline fire fighters were called to the Deppmann Orchards five miles west of town to extinguish a blaze in the apple storage barn. Damage Estimate Tops $10,000 Discord in the fire department has been evident since the regular council meeting held the first of October. At this meet- . ing Chief Schild stated that he and the department had been unhappy over events of the past few months and he (Chief Schild) would resign unless these were immediately corrected. Fire Commissioner A. L. Giltrow tendered his resignation to the council at this meeting stating that he was extremely sorry that there was discord in the department; that he felt there had been decided improvement in the department in the past few years, but rather than see this trouble continue he would resign in order to help keep peace. The council did not act on these resignations at that time. Mayor Wolfin, Councilmen Brittain, Jewell and Leutheuser would attempt to discover the causes for the unrest and then, attempt to correct them. -Councilman Brittain met in closed session with the firemen on Tuesday, October 9th, to try^ and discover these causes. No- report was released but t&e council kept at it for the next week and a half and had hoped they were close to a solution. Last week in the Observer Chief Schild officially announced his resignation, and the council met Thursday evening for a final go "at straightening out the difficulties. Then Tuesday night it was finally decided that to accept both resignations was the only possible solution. A temporary fire chief will be selected so that the fire department will continue to function without interruption until a permanent chief is chosen. Oh! Those Little Hornets! The "JLittle Hornets" beat those nice little Milan hoys 53-7 It Jrap_ned at a football game at Henne Field oil Tuesday night "with a good crowd of booster- watching. The fire was confined to the second floor apartment of the barn where tenants lived. Recently built and furnished, the apartment contained a new television set, stove and refrigerator, all of which suffered only slight smoke damage and were salvaged due to prompt action by the Saline crew. Origin of the fire has not been determined but it is believed that it was caused by faulty heating equipment. Apples stored in the lower part of the building escaped serious damage- Firemen responding to the alarm were: H. Armbruster, L. j Goltz, R. Wahl, T. Schild, R. Daniels, R. Alber, W. Crosby, C. Griffin, L. Dicks, K. Rogers, E. Lange, __. Feuerbacher, C. Uphaus, and C. Gross. Saline FFA Tops Again The Eldean Hieber farm and Oct. 25 were the place and date of the county F.F.A. corn husking contest from which Saline emerged victorious over other contestants which included boys from Chelsea, Manchester and Dexter. There were five members on each team and the time allowed was four minutes. The team standings follow: 1st, Saline, averaging 283 ears husked; 2nd, Chelsea, 280 ears; 3rd Manchester, -247 ears, and 4th, Dexter, 242 ears. John Marion of the Saline Chapter was individual -ligh husker with 75 ears of corn to his credit. Green Hand initiation was held Oct. 30. Fifteen of the boys were initiated. The annual Chicago trip for the sophomores seems to be 'off for the present for there are not enough going to make it worthwhile. Darell Finkbeiner, Fair Board Will Hold Meeting A special meeting has been called for Monday, Nov. 12, at the high school to consider the date for next year's fair. Several reasons were advocated for an earlier date at the regular meeting Monday, Oct. 29, and many more why the date should not be changed. As a result of the discussion the board authorized the special meeting for all groups and interested individuals in the future fairs to be present for the discussion. The treasurer, Alwin Burkhardt, gave a report of the fair's finances to date- At present the expenses about equal the receipts of about $7,000. The final report should be ready for the annual meeting which will be held in December. Art Heininger, Frank Deede- and Alwin Gross were appcinted on a committee to have an area leveled on the northeast section of the Henne Field immediately for future use of the tractor and horse pulling events. The school board at their last regular meeting authorized .such a plan. All bills were allowed including work done by the Future Farmers in helping to prepare and clean up the grounds. Many reports were heard' about the 1951 successful fair from a variety of sources, chiefly out in the state. Secretary of the Fair Board Notice There will be a regular meeting of the O.E.S. Monday night at 8 pm.
|Title||1951-11-01; 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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