1951-11-29; Saline Observer
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*76e Safate Oitewen SIXTY-NINTH YEAR ' NUMBER 9 SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN- THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 1951 FIVE CENTS PER COPY $2.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE [The Saline) I Scene 1 No excuse is as good as a satisfactory performance. * . * Dick Michalke and a companion went hunting in the Upper Peninsula. Dick told his companion to take a compass so as not to get lost and friend companion claimed "he didn't need a compass" so off he went. It wasn't long before he got his buck, dressed it out and brought back the liver and heart to prove it. So far so good, but try to find his way back to that deer, that's where the sad tale begins, he couldn't. Dick's companion left the north woods a very disgruntled man but Dick stayed and got himself a buck that weighed 177 pounds, dressed. Ignorance, perpetual and profound, is the worst sin of man. Miss Jean Nichols, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold S. Gray of Saline Valley Farms, is a member of the orchestra for "Iolanthe" at Oberlin College. Iolanthe is the "Gilbert and Sullivan Players" first production of the year and is scheduled for Nov. 28-29-30 and Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. . . . The years must be getting longer—1952 will have an extra day. The Saline Methodist Church will be host to the Missionary Education Conference for the Ann Arbor District on Tues., Dec. 4, at the church parlors. Dinner will be served at noon by the ladies of the church. The playboy: "What's your favorite musical instrument?" Chorus girl: "The cash register." The regular monthly meeting of the Dorcas Circle scheduled for Tues., Dec. 4, will be held on Wed., Dec. 5. Luncheon at 1:00 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Paul Lee. ■ - * * * Life is cruel to men- When they're born, their mothers get compliments and flowers; when they get married, the bride gets presents and publicity; and when they die, their wives get the insurance and the winters in Florida. * * * A very rare occasion is scheduled for Saline this Thursday afternoon. At 2:00 p.m. a jury trial is scheduled with Ernie Hodges and E. L. Norton as plaintiff and defendant. The action is a replevin in which Hodges claims E. L. Norton had one of his (Hodges') bulls in Norton's barn. Look for a report of this trial next week. . * . According to preacher Howard E. Kershner, "No great civilization has long endured solely on good intentions." . * =. On Tuesday Dec. 4, the annual meeting of the F & A M, No. 133. Oyster supper will be held at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to attend. Finish Is Vital Whether it's guns or communications equipment, food containers or helmets, the finish is vital. In the case of helmets, for instance, their finish must be able to withstand extremes of abuse: weather, abrasion, salt water—even frequent use as a cooking utensil! In texture and color, the finish must blend with the ground and must be of extremely low reflectivity. Lynn E. Burdick Passes Following Illness ,Lynn E. Burdick, 52. who lived at 224 S. Ann Arbor St., died Friday at Henry Ford hospital in Detroit after an extended illness. Mr. Burdick was borm July 13, 1899, and was the son of Charles W. and Frances May Peters Burdick. He married Betty Eyler on June 4, 1925, in Detroit. She survives. In addition to his wife, a son, Lynn, of Saline, a grandson, a brother, Herman, of Phoenix, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Meifel and Mrs. Minnie Larsh- bough of Bradford, Pa., also survive. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p. m. Monday with Rev. R. R. Feuell officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Hammond School By Carolyn Carr Spelling again is keeping us busy. We had our six week test before Thanksgiving. Those who received A's on this test were Patty Kidwell, 5th grade; and Mary Sue Gordan, second grade. Those who received A's in last Friday's spelling were Carolyn Carr, M. Marion, 6th; Patty Kidwell, Kenny Gilbert, Bonnie Rob- ison, 5th; Kirk Gordon, 4th; and Mary Sue Gordan, 2nd. Monday noon Carolyn and lone Carr invited us to their house to eat lunch. We had a fine time eating our lunch there and watching television. We are starting something new for the 4th, 5th, '6th and 7th grades. We are starting World News of the Weelc. By this we hope to learn about some of the current events. On which Mrs. Gauntlett will probably give us an oral test. It covers all the recent news in all parts of the world. .' Nut Cracking Nut-cradking devices of various kinds have been invented, but apparently nobody ever thought of the fellow wiho has to creep around under the trees to gather the nuts until (Ca.l H. Smith of Milner, Ga., came along and invented the me- chamcail .nut gatherer. This nut harvester is a drumlike affair to be rolled over the ground. U-shaped resilient grooves on the surface of the dmim clamp onto the nuts and as 1ihe grooves come around to the top, the nuts are deposited in a basket. Carl Smith received patent No. 2,539,596 for this invention. Saline General Hospital The patients and staff at the Saline hospital wish to thank the Cub Scouts of Den Three and Mrs. Armbruster, Den Mother, for the Thanksgiving tray decorations they made for the patients. Births: To Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wiedmayer, a son on the 4th. weighing 7 lbs.. 14 oz.; to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bordine. a son on the 22nd weighing 8 Tbs.. 14 oz.; to Mr. and Mrs. David Phillips of Morton. Mich., i son on the 27th weighing 6 lbs., 15 oz.; to Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Ceronsky, a son weighing 7 lbs., 1 oz. on the 21st. Master Stieve Miller and Mas- ior John Morton both have just had tonsilectomies. Mrs. Julia Faust has been hospitalized for medical observation. Don Beck is being treated for pneumonia. THE AMERICAN WAY 'For Us?--Thanks!' Local Man Assaulted ChUd Study Club Discusses Allowances Tuesday night at 8 p.m. the the Child Study Club met at the home of Mrs. Rose Anderson for a discussion on allowances. The open forum discussion was led by Mary McKean, Ruth Hagen and Rose Anderson. The refreshment committee was composed of Helen Esch, Rose Anderson, Ellen Johnson and Pauline Coates. Rentschler School No Answer To That .? District School! Reorganization Is Advocated In Saline 4. „ - & 3. ■£• * » These tiny tuberculosis patients are thrilled with the jolly Santa Claus featured on the 1951 tuberculosis Christmas Seals. Michigan tuberculosis experts are concerned oVer what appears to be a recent increase in the relative number of cases of tuberculosis among children. The authorities urge generous purchases of tuberculosis Christmas Seals this year to fight the deadly disease in 1952. The Board of Education of the Salme School District has not been anxious to propose school district reorganization because as long as the present building and facilities were adequate to eariy on an educational program comparable to or better than that <of other schools of like size in the state reorganization was not a necessity. Now, however, the district ibas a problem which it feels is not a responsibility of the Saline (district alone. The high school education of the young people in the community is a problem which concerns all <of us. The responsibility of providing sufficient room and the necessary facilities in a fast growing area belong to the rural area as much as it does to the city district. The 'only, way that the laws of our state permit united action of the 'districts concerned is through reorganization. Since 1942 the enrollment in the elementary grades has more than doubled. In 1942 the enrollment in grades kindergarten through six was 135 pupils. Today, ten years later, it is 276 pupils- This enrollment is two years ahead of the estimated increase. Since 1945 the high school has increased by 125 pupils. The rapid increase these past few years indicates a rapidly growing area and in this area, as others have done, we must prepare to meet the problems created by the increase in population. Young people are building the new homes in the area. Our problem will not become less acute—it will become more critical within a very few years. If some solution is not found, eventually the only alternative will be to put the high school on half day sessions or prohibit all tuition students from attending. Neither alternative has been an acceptable solution in other parts of the state and there is no reason to believe that it would be acceptable in this community. Reorganization, or consolidation as the program used to be designated, is not a new program in this state. Some areas have had the consolidated school for many years and have considered f it highly successful. Under no circumstances would they return to the former method of provid- j ing for their youth. In other areas reorganization has been a failure with much dissatisfaction and discontent. In most cases the failure is not due to the reorganization but to a lack of planning and a lack of willingness to work together to do the job that had to be done. Whatever the outcome, satisfaction and a highly successful program of education for the young folks of the area, or discontent and a mediocre or poor program, no reorganization in Michigan has ever returned to the original organization. Reorganizaztion, except if a building program is undertaken, does not mean higher taxation. In fact, it could Tne^n a reduction in many districts. Valine provides for its 3-igh .school a broader course of study, better qualified teachers and better equipment than do most high schools of like size. Yet its tax rate for operation is less than that of most of the surrounding districts. The Board 'of Education of the 'Saline School D-strict is advocating a reorganizaztion program (Oifly because it realizes that unless some unity of action takes place, tour ceducational program in high school will suffer and may even cease entirely for some. On Wednesday, Nov. 21 23 had a Thanksgiving program. We invited our mothers- We had a Thanksgiving play for our mothers- Larry Klumpp said a very nice piece. We sang some songs, too. On Station WUOM, our music program, we have learned many new songs- Some of our favorites are "The Marines Hymn," "Chap- anacus," and "Skip to My Lou." The 8th grade is collecting news pictures for one of our bulletin boards. Our sixth grade is studying about the United States in their geography. The 5th grade is studying about inventions in read- "ing books. The 4th grade pupils are each making scrapbooks about the different communities they have been studying in geography. The 3rd grade has put up some very nice animal pictures. Our 2nd grade has had a lot of fun practicing on flash cards. .The beginners are learning to read. We hope-they enjoy it/* The following have been neither absent nor tardy: Roland Guenther, James Guenther, Marjorie Hieber, Ronald Wild, Richard Wild, Carol Guenther, Patty Pastor, Marcis Feldkamp, Bobbie Guenther, Linda Tobias- The enrollment of the school is 20. We plan to give a play once a month on Friday afternoons to which parents will be invited. School Reporter. Three Korean Vets Charged For Act Saturday afternoon three Korean veterans were haled into court on charges of disturbing the peace. They were Jack Britan of Chicago, Frank Keller of Port Shevron, Ontario, and Douglas Lang of Muskegon. Both Britan and Keller lost a leg in Korean fighting. <IIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIin(_HllllllIHIIIIIIIIIIIUi Local Briefs ISIIIIHIIIIIIIIillllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Harlan Hatcher Inaugurated At University A new period in the long history of the University of Michigan began on Tuesday, Nov. 27 when Dr. Harlan H- Hatcher was inaugurated as the eighth president of the University. Dr. Hatcher's inauguration was attended Tjy more than 400 representatives of other colleges and nnivovsities and of learned societies. These 'official delegates were guests at a luncheon given prior to the inaugural ceremony, at which messages of greeting were given to the new president on behalf of the student body, the faculty, the alumni, and other Michigan colleges. The inaugural ceremony was held at 3:00 p.m. in Hill Auditorium and was ,open to the public. Dr. Howard L. Bevis, president of Ohio State University, was the first speaker on the topic, "The Unexplored Continent." Following his installation hy Regent Roscoe O. Bonisteel, President Hatcher delivered his inaugural address. In its 134 years, Michigan has had but eight presidents, and President Hatcher's- successors in this office have molded a tradition of Michigan leadership in public education. Perry and Soybeans j In 1853, when Commodore Mat- ! thew Perry sailed from China Kith : the American fleet, he had a veg- I etable in his sea chest which was to prove of extraordinary character ! some sixty years later. This vegetable—the soybean^had long been treasured in the Orient as a food. Today it is used in the manufacture of shortenings, bake goods, confectionery, cereal, beverages, paper, animal foods, cosmetics and innumerable other products. The oil from this bean is also used extensively by paint manufacturers in the production of fine paints and .-trmshes. Mrs. Edith Towler spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Catey. ! Mr. and Mrs. Harold Locke and Judy of Charlotte were Thanksgiving guests' of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd 'Catey- TVIr- and Mrs. Edwin Hagen and family, from Ami Arbor, Mr. and Mrs- Glen Wiseman and family; and Cora Feldkamp from Chelsea, were Thanksgiving- Day dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mann. Pastor and Mrs. E. F: Engelsdorfer were Sunday evening dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Mann. Karen Taylor will attend the reunion assembly of the All-State groups at Ann Arbor Friday and Saturday of this week. The All- State bands, orchestra and chorus "will give concerts for the Midwest Music Conference being held there. She will play in the clarinet division of the All-State Band which will perform at a special concert in Hill Auditorium on Saturday at 11 a.m. Karen is also a member of the All-State piano group while at Interlochen this summev. Mary Beth Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hughes, celebrated her 7th birthday Saturday, Nov. 24. Guests included Sandra' Turf, Bab Schmid, Abby Young, Carol Hughes, Judy Ross and Kay Camburn. Games and refreshments were enjoyed by guests and the birthday girl received many lovely gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Rogers were the guests of their son and family, Mr^ and Mrs- Paul Rogers, in Ann Arbor on Thanksgiving Day. Miss Thelma Wahl spent Thanksgiving Day with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Wahl. Thelma is currently making her home in Holland, Mich. Mrs. Harry Bishop returned to Saline last week from London, England, where she spent the last three months visiting her parents. Miss Allison MacArthur was the guest of Miss Ruth Gerber of Detroit on Thanksgiving Day. Miss Mable Gleason was home from Monroe for the Thanksgiving weekend. Mrs. Donald Steiner has accepted a position with the Ann Arbor News. Miss Norma Hile of Saginaw was the weekend guest of Mr- and Mrs. Robert Royal. Cpl. Henry Gilligan was home from Camp Lejeune, N. C, to spend Thanksgiving with his wife and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Jordan. Bertram Ballon Bertram I. Ballou, 71, died Sunday morning at Saline General hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Ballou resided at 6856 Piatt road, Pittsfield township. He was born July 9, 1880, in Adams, Mass. He was the son km. He married Maude Mor- of Hiram A. and Nellie E. Bal- ton. She preceded him in 1945. Mr. Ballou remarried in 1948 to Nina Kendall of Milan. She survives him. Surviving besides his wife is a brother Earl of Toranee, Cal. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Lockwood Funeral Home and burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Clinton. Brownie Notes Brownie Troops will have a joint investure ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 3:30, at the school. All mothers of Brownies and mothers of second grade girls who will be Brownies are urged to attend this ceremony- At this time questions concerning Brownies will be answered by the troop leaders. Last week Troop II made stuffed animals for Christmas gifts. Save Violets African violet growers can multiply their plants by snipping off a leaf and inserting it in Terra-Lite vermiculite. This is a sterile propagating medium which produces big, healthy roots in six to eight weeks with little or no loss. These men stopped at the Saline Dairy Bar for lunch and according to the report used noisy and foul language in the crowded restaurant. Proprietor Harry Hersch asked them to behave themselves at which point they left. Mr. Hersch followed them out to have them pay for the food they had ordered. Aeording to local officers and Judge Wood, Britan struck Harry Hersch two telling blows and as Mr. Hersch put up his hands to defend himself he struck Britan and knocked him down. Mr. Hersch had also fallen from the blows. Douglas Lang then helped Mr. Hersch to his feet only to hold his hands to let his buddies give Mr. Hersch a beating. At this point the men in the dairy bar came out, called officers and broke up the riot. In court Judge Wood determined that all three vets had been drinking in Detroit and were on their way to Percy Jones Hospital. Britan continued to use obscene language in court and consequently Judge Wood had him in contempt during the entire court proceedings. According to Judge Wood, Britan had a "chip on his shoulder" and felt that the world owed him a living. Judge Wood, in consideration of the condition o£ Keller and Britan, let them off with paying for the food ordered and a stern reprimand against their actions. __ . Death ■Mrs. Walter MacArthur has just received word that her brother, Merritt Hall, of Isle La Motte, Vermont, has been drowned. There were no details except that he was returning from a hunting trip across Lake Champlain when a severe storm struck. The body ha^ not yet been recovered. Best Test ! Most popularly used method o€ chemical-analysis is the breath test, because of its ease of use. The suspect simply blows a measured quantity of breath into a rubber bag. The breath passes through a series of tubes containing chemicals and the reaction of the chemicals determines alcoholic content of the suspect's blood. Major cities using the breath test exclusively are Chicago, Detroit, Birmingham, Kan- , sas City, Mo., Miami and Oklahoma City. Coating Has Gleam Most varnishes dry with a high gloss. If a flat finish is desired, the varnish must be rubbed, or a special flat-drying varnish used. " Iron Potential Xremendous deposits of tacordte, literally billions of tons, lie In the Mesabi region along the Great Lakes and make a block some two hundred feet thick, several thousand feet wide and a hundred or more miles long—enough potential iron to supply the country's need for many generations to come. 'Everything OK, Boss?' JACKSON — A famed pair, Kaymond Ambler, 57, and his leader dog, Duke, take advantage of the tuberculosis Christmas Seal chest X-ray service. Ambler, who lost his right in World War (thought everyone should have a chest X-ray at least once a year and that the service aided by tuberculosis Christmas Seals is "wonderful."
|Title||1951-11-29; 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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