1952-01-17; Saline Observer
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Hke Saline Oiww&i SIXTY-N_NTH YEAR NUMBER 16 SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, JAN. 17, 1952 FIVE CENTS PER COPY $2.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE Sue Thomas Reports On Recent Trip Overseas In accordance with our statement of last week, Miss Thomas begins the story of her experiences in France and the anxious times leading up to it. She begins where a good story should begin, at the beginning. We think you'll find it entertaining and informative. Read on. The students at Saline High School were first introduced to the "Youth for Understanding Program" in November of 1950 when' Mr. Sullivan, the leader of the program, visited school and told us of this exchange program to be carried on by the Saline Rotary Club and other neighboring clubs. When he told us of the 1500 % ord theme required to enter the contest, no one was too enthusiastic. However, when the deadline of Feb. 1st came around, five students -had written the required theme: Collene Gross, Ann Taylor, Joe Baylis, Merritt Martin and myself. All of us were very anxious to hear the final decision but the Rotary Club postponed the announcement of the decision until final European contacts had been completed. We were all rather disappointed but -ooked forward more than ever to the summer when we would know for sure. The Rotary Club made the final decision at their July 12th meeting and I was notified that same evening that I was the student selected to go. I can't tell - you how' happy and excited I was when I found out. I just couldn't believe that I was the lucky one! In August, I attended the camp where the German youth were staying for a meeting with Mr. Sullivan and the group that I would be traveling with. As it turned out, Even though I had reasoned out in my mind what my jol. was to be, you can be sure I had a million doubts. Phone Company Applies For Rate Increase Here S^L^^^^^^ Lynn Wilson; Clinton; Ted Rou- mel, Clinton; David Lee, Northville; Bob Hann, Milan; Lome Hunter, Canada; Larry Thomas, Highland Park; Jim Dalley, Wyandotte. I was to be the only girl! I wasn't too keen about this arrangement as it meant my traveling alone most of the time. Then I found out that Elsie Hansen from Adrian would be accompanying our group to France, as she was going on to Germany to stay a year. I felt 100% better! From the moment I found out that I had been chosen to make such a trip I began to realize that this trip wasn't to be one of pleasure, but a" trip that meant a big responsibiny had been placed in may hands. I fully realized that it was my job to give those people in France a good and true impression of my life as a student in Saline and of America in general. Then, too, I knew I should see as much as I could so as to bring back a true impression of France and its people to Saline. "Gas light" Era Returns Barbershop singers, can-can dancers, and a spirit of revelry will dominate the scene in "Gas Light Revue", third annual show produced by the Saline" Junior Chamber of Commerce, on Feb. 4 and 5. The show, which will be presented in the high school auditorium at 8 p. m., is set this year in the "Gay Nineties" era when saloons flourished and music was harmonious. Saline's barbershop quartet, directed by Stan Clark, and including Erwin Schmidt, Kenny Rogers and Mike Strait, is scheduled for many numbers. Violet Harrison, Doris Robison, Donna Moehn, Ramona Martin and Mary Lou Gall, will revive the can-can with enthusiasm. Chairman of- the show committee this year is Bob Harrison, Lee Robison will act as master of ceremonies and Mrs. R. E. Merchant will direct. Community Calendar • The annual meeting of the Saline General Hospital Asociation, for the purpose of electing: officers and directors, and such other business as may come up, will be held in the library of Saline High School at 8 p.m., Tuesday, January 22. Miss Sue Thomas On the morning of September 27th my mother took me to Detroit where I met the group and Mr. Charles Miller, the past governor of this Rotary district. He made sure that our group was safely on the bus to New York City. On that bus trip our group got acquainted with each other and we all talked a great deal about what was ahead of us. Each one of them felt as I did, that we all had a job to do and a responsibility to carry out. In New York City, Elsie Han- boarded the S. S. Ryndam which was the same boat that the German exchange students came over on. The weather was beautiful and the sea was calm on the whole trip over. We met many interesting people on the boat and really enjoyed ourselves. We were on our way at last! Local Bank Entertains Its' Employees Mr. and Mrs. William Krim, president of the Saline Savings Bank, entertained the bank directors and employees last Friday night at the Saline Hotel- Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Crim, Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Wiedman, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Tescher, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Allie Burkhart, Miss Louella Lambarth and Miss Betty Feldkamp. Mr. Crim states that everyone enjoyed themselves fully and that the dinner served was particularly delicious, especially the steaks. Engaged Betty Feldkamp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omer H. Feldkamp, is engaged to Roland Fiegel, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Arthur Kegel of Diuble road. Miss Feldkamp is employed at the Saline Savings Bank, and her fiance is engaged in fanning. E. G. Greene, district manager of Michigan Associated Telephone Company, at Tecumseh, announced today that application would be filed with the Michigan Public Service Commission on January 22, 1952, for authority to reprice the company's services. The new rates the company has applied for authority to make effective in the Saline exchange area will increase charges for residence telephones from 65 cents to 95 cents and business telephones from 75 cents to $1.15 per month. Mr. Greene said "the repricing of the company's services has become necessary as a result of mounting operating costs." He explained that these mounting costs principally .were the increases in wages the company had negotiated with the employees' union, the AF of L, in August, 1950, and in the summer of 1951, and also the increases in income taxes brought about by the rise in effective rate on corporate income from 45% to 52%. "Taxes now take 52 cents of every additional dollar we collect over and above our operating expenses," Mr- Greene stated. "While' the new rates proposed will increase the cost of the average telephone about 3.6 cents per day, .19 cents of that will be federal income tax. This tax is a proper and legal business expense." He clarified the tax question by explaining that the company is not now, nor does it expect to be, subject to the payment of excess profits tax. He also said that federal excise taxes, which are not included in the company's service rates, must be collected on any additional charges made for serivces rendered. • Mr. Greene said the company serves more telephones today than ever before and pointed out that with the greater number of telephones that can be called, the service becomes, more valuable. . . _., '"While these, telephones have brought added revenue," he said, "it has not kept pace with the increase in invested capital for plant improvement and expanson purposes which has jumped 14% in the past five years. The earnings on the investmer „ of the company have been so reduced by the factors mentioned, and by other items including increased costs of materials and supplies, that the company has no other alternative but to reprice its services." Mr. Greene remarked that the return on invested capital had declined to the point where at present charges for service, 4.12% was the expected 1952 return. He continued that this return is far below that required to meet the company's obligaions to persons who have invested their money in facilities the company no wop- erates. "With a budget of $3,400,000 for expansion and improvement in 1952," he said, "adequate earnings are essential to assure the company's securing from outside sources the money needed to carry out this program." Ldeal People Injured In Crash Local Polio Victims Back Drive Saline's polio victims are all in favor of the National Foundation for Infantile'Paralysis. They KNOW the extent of the aid that is given to ALL polio sufferers. Left to right, are Bobby Weisenreder, Orrin Girbaeh and Billy Rogers. * * * Patricia Gleason Married Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Gleason of 5015 Willow road, Saline, have announced the marriage of their daughter, Patricia Adene Gleason, to Hugh R. Schneider of Springfield, Illinois, on January 2nd. Mr. and Mrs. Schneider were married in Huntington, Indiana, while on their way to St. Louis, Mo., where Mr. Schneider is an engineer working with the government at Scott Field Air Base. The former Miss Gleason is a graduate of Michigan State Normal College. She has been teaching in the public schools of Michigan for the past six years. Mr. Schneider is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and received his masters degree in structural engineering at the University of Illinois. The newlyweds plan to make their home in Belleville, Illinois, near Scott Field. Give Generously To The March of Dimes It Can Happen To You Too Trufik Driver Cited For Reckless Driving At midnight last Thursday night the auto driven by Mrs. Reuben Rogers was struck by a 2-ton semi truck at the main intersection in Saline. Mrs. Rogers and two friends, Mrs. Hazel Spicer and Mrs. Henry McKenzie, were returning from a "White Elephant" sale they had been attending. All were taken to the hospital for treatment, Mrs. Spicer was released that night and Mrs. Rogers was released the next morning with only minor cuts and bruises. At this writing Mrs. McKenzie is still in the hospital, but they report that she is recovering nicely and should be-home in a few days. She had multiple scratches and bruises and a laceration of the head and face. Hospital authorities say that Mrs. McKenzie should recover completely from this cut. Saline Debaters Win Poliomyelitis, or Polio, is an indiscriminate crippler and killer, striking young or old, rich or poor, healthy or sickly- It can happen to you at any time, it has struck wantonly at Saline. Four people in Saline, Billy Rogers, age 6, son of^Miv and J^rs. Duane Rogers; Bobby Weisenlredfer, age 5, son of Mr. "and" Mrs. Alfred Weisenreder; Mr. Orrin Girbaeh and Mrs. Robert Kennedy of Tecumseh, formerly Miss Selma Kohler of Saline, have been stricken with pilio. Billy Rogers was infected Nov. 9, 1950, in the legs, stomach and back. He is taking exercises and is progressing under regular treatment. He uses a leg brace but gets around well without crutches. Bobby Weisenreder was first stricken in 1949 and recovered, and then in 1950 was stricken again. He spent three months at Farmington and taking treatment at University Hospital in 3-month intervals. Bobby walks without help and he is progressing slowly- Mr. Girbaeh was stricken in August, 1950, and was in the hospital until Christmas of that year. For four- months he made daily trips to the hospital for treatment. Mr. Girbach's le^s, stomach and back were affected and he is no longer going to the hospital. All three of these families have received aid from the Natinoal Polio Foundation with amounts running from $1,800 to $3,000. University Hospital authorities say that these amounts are small in comparison with the majority. Local directors of the "March of Dimes" Mrs. Arthur O'Neill and Mrs. Edwin Herring, state that this year's drive needs more than ever because of the ever-increasing cost of medical facilities and because of the great increase in polio victims. Let's all do our part. John Deere Dealer Entertains Farmers Gross Farm Equipment, local John Deere dealer, entertained about 400 farmers', their families and friends Tuesday afternoon at the Saline High School auditorium. The occasion was "John Deere Day", an annual event where pictures are shown and a general good time is had in good fellowship and in viewing the John Deere line of farm equipment. Liincheon was served by., the home economics girls and the picture shown was "Galahad Jones". Inflammable Sweaters Here Saline police have informed the Observer that five inflammable sweaters have been located in Saline. These are the type that your daily papers have feaured recently. Chief Albertson and his staff conducted tests last night and found that the sweaters will burn to complete ash in two minutes. Saline police are aiding in the identification of these sweaters and ask all citizens to- turn in these sweaters at once for they are decidedly dangerous to life and property. The sweaters can be recognized by these marks: They will have either an "Embassy Sportswear", "Yorkshire Sportswear", or "Camel Sportswear" label. Each will have the picture of a camel. Identification may also come when you remember that a peddler was in the Saline area last fall- This man sold a number of these sweaters in the Saline area. The sweaters did not come- from a regular clothing merchant. The words, 'spun rayon' may also be on the sweaters somewhere. January 11 members of the Saline Debate team, their 'director, Mrs. Mildred Haswell, Mr. Jensen and Hattie Mae Sanders, timekeeper, drove seventy miles in the drivers' training car to Lakeview High School at St. Clair Shores. They "did it again" by emerging victorious over their opponents on both the affirmative and negative sides. The question was, "Resolved: That All American Citizens Should Be Subject to Conscription in Time of War." The judge was Dr. Richards of Wayne University who said "best debate I've ever heard." While at the last debate the judge, Dr. Sattler of Ypsilanti commended the negative side; Dr. Richards commended the affirmative - very highly—which shows improvement on this particular side. In formal debating, the affirmative side bears the weight of -proof which is quite often difficult to to do. The affirmative team consists of Jim Gleason and Martina Hemen- way, and the negative Steve Mac- Arthur and Betsy Dicks. The next debate date is unannounced but will be here with Danville High School. Will Discuss School Reorganization By Leo Jensen The Board of Education of the Saline Sfchool District is sponsoring a public meeting on January 29 1552, at 8:00 p. m. in the high school gymnasium to discuss the growing educational problems facing the Saline area. Garbage Disposal Contract Le~_ E. D. Wolfin announced Wednesday that the contract for the removal of»garbage in the City of Saline was let to Mr. J. L. Hampton of Stony Creek Road on Monday. Collection began Monday Mr .and Mrs. Clarence Wur- and will be collected once a week ster attended the funeral of his during the winter months. It is re cousin, Karl Lehman, at Brigh- |ton Tuesday afternoon. quested that garbage be separated from the trash. Saline, and the surrounding area is at present growing very rapidly. School facilities are becoming inadequate to maintain the present high schopl program for high school pupils in the area and also maintain the elementary program for elemenary pupils in the school district. The critical problem of providing facilities for high school and elementary pupils is not typical of the Saline area alone- Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, many rural schools, and practically every community in the county is having school growing pains. Some of these com- "Uiunities have relieved the overcrowding by excluding, all pupils excepting those living in the I school district from attending school in the district. Others plan 'half-day sessions. Most of the ' communities are making plans or : have taken steps to meet the needs I of the young people in their area. - The Saline area cannot neglect the problem. To do so will result only in additional costs, inadequate educational preparation and possibly the loss of secondary educational opportunity for some pupils. Plan to attend the meeting Tuesday evening, January -29. Your - suggestion may help solve the problem. The future educational opportunity of your' children depends upon plans adopted now. Community Chest Meeting Jan. 21 Monday.^ January 21st, there is a Community Chest meeting at the home of President Harry Hersch, 102 E. MeCay street, at 8:00 p. m. All representatives of soliciting organizations are asked to be present, and heads; of orgaizations seeking funds are invited to attend. The purpose of this meeting is to complete final reports and allot the funds collected in the recent drive.. - The drive went over the top with $2,535 collected. There will be an election of officers for the 1952 drive. A report from the Saline police shows that Mrs. Rogers was approaching the main intersection from North Ann Arbor street proceeding south. She stopped and then proceeded very slowly into the intersection. Emmett Green of Horton, Mich., driver of the truck, was proceeding west on 112 at about 30 M. P..H. When Mr. Green saw Mrs. Rogers enjter the intersection he cut to the left to avoid her, thinking she was going to stop (because of the slow motion). The truck hit the car broadside on the south side of 112 pushing it to the sidewalk. It was at this point that Mrs. McKenzie was thrown from the back seat of the car. Lee Robison, who was driving behind the truck, stated that Mr. Green was driving in a safe and sane manners The truck driver was cited for reckless driving. Saline police wish to say that it too bad that this trucker had to fall victim to certain circumstances when some truckers drive through this town as though it wern't here It is the opinion of the police that Mr. Green was attempting to obey the law and had Mrs. Rogers stopped her car a little closer to the intersection she would have seen the truck and the trucker would have seen her in time. As it was Mrs. Rogers was completely in the right for she had stopped, was in the intersection and therefore had the right of way The. traffic light was at flasher position. Engaged Adult Education Classes To Begin Next Week .Miss Christene Jensen The engagement of Christene Marie Jensen to Harry Kemp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kemp of Roseville, has been announced by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jensen of Saline. Miss Jensen, a graduate of Saline High School, is attending Michigan State Normal College where her fiance will be graduated in June. The couple has not set a wedding date. The Adult Education classes will begin the week of January 21st. Persons interested in enrolling in any of the following classes are asked to call the chairman of Adult Education, Mrs. .Paul Wood ,or Mrs. M. Bixby or Mrs. M. Taylor. The following .classes are being offered currently but must have at least 10 persons enrolled in them or they will be discontinued: Sewing, landscaping, hammered aluminum, chair caning, home and family living, typing, shorthand, Spanish and interior decorating. Mrs. Wood reminds us that questionnaires which were filled out in the last class meetings of -the semester were not enrollment slips, therefore it is necessary to enroll properly before classes begin. Please notice that the classes listed below begin early: Tailoring (beginning) begins Tuesday, January 22, at 7:00 p. m.; tailoring (advanced) begins Friday, January 25, at 7:00 p. m.; wood working classes begin Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00 and Wednesday, January 23, at 7:00 p. m. Saturday, January 12, was the 55th wedding anniversary of Mi- .and. Mrs. Thomas Shurtz. They celebrated -with a family dinner Sunday. Guests included Mr, and Mrs. E. J. Beasley, Mrs. Christine Harrington, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Burdick and son Scotty.
|Title||1952-01-17; 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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