1959-04-09; Saline Observer
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Two Stolen Automobiles ecovered in Saline "Live better by far in a stolen car" was the slogan of two youthful groups in Saline this week. Monday morning about 5:30 a.m. three boys were stopped by police officers Prince and Dicks, who became suspicious when they saw the young crew pull out of a private drive on South Lewis and head east on Michigan. The driver first told the officers the car belonged to his father, wh0 lived in River Rouge, but the police had already noticed a Community Ford Sales sticker on the '59 white Ford. The boys finally admitted that they were runaways from Boysville and had stolen the car near Tecumseh. They accompanied the police to the Melvin Schafer residence, 10700 Macon Highway, where Mr. Schafer was roused and identified the car. The. boys—who were turned over to Lenawee county authorities — also admitted breaking into the H. I. Johnson Co. and taking some change, and confessed stealing another car.near Mun- roe. A woman's purse, scarf and gloves from the Munroe car were found in the Ford. Tuesday, afternoon, April 7, four teen-agers from Detroit driving a '54 Ford convertible, smashed into a telephone pole on the Saline- Ann Arbor Road, at Wagner Road. 9 The two boys and two girls were chased through a field and finally caught by sheriff's deputies Kuhl and Broderick. They were taken to Ann Arbor. The car was a total loss. The kids were doing about 80 miles an hour when they crashed. main street for the past week. Mrs. George Wood will be general chairman of this week's "Klatsch". Second BPW Kof f ee Klatsh To be Held Saturday at Marty's A second benefit "Kaffee Klatsch" will he held this Saturday morning by members of the BPW, to put them over the top in thtir drive to buy an incubator for the Saline Community Hospital. Marty's Restaurant will be the setting for the "coffee break" this week. Between 80 and 100 dropped into the Saline Hotel last Saturday morning to drink coffee with the gals, ana a little over $200 of the ?350-$400 purchase price was raised. In addition to the donations from individuals, donations were also received from the American Legion post, R and B company, the Riverside Convalescent Home and Ed Schmid Gravel. Money was also tucked into the uniform pbeket of the nurse mannikin in the win- dow-d i s p la y at Wight's Cleaners, which has been stopping traffic on Saline's Recreation Commission Begins Summer Planning The first meeting of the year for the Recreation Commission was called by president Gerry Coe for April 9, in the conference room of the Saline Savings Bank. Presented for membership will be Dr. Douthwaite, member at large, and Mrs.- John Thoss, representing the Woman's Club. Plans will be started for the summer program. Prison Shopping Trip . Planned by Council The Saline city council is going to prison on April 22 —but 0nly to shop through "he war surplus offered for sale at Southern Michigan Prison in Jackson. Saline Observer Saline, Michigan Thursday, April 9, 1959 7c a copy Deede Named Chairman Of "Michigan Week" Jaycee Auxiliary Free Film To Be Shown April 14 at School ,< A simple test to determine the salt content of a child's skin is one fairly sure way to detect cystic fibrosis. This, and other facts about this little-known killer of children will be presented in a free film at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the Elementary School by the Jaycee Auxiliary. The educational film is being shown to*help raise support for the National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation, which gives financial aid to the families of stricken children as well as conducting research. The disease, considered fatal, imposes a heavy load on the " family because it necessitates a low-fat, high protein diet, constant vitamins and antibiotics and special equipment to help with breathing difficulties. Wins Prize in Nail Guessing Contest A pretty good guesser is James McClIelland, 207 N. Ann Arbor St., who won a 35 mm. slide projector with his estimate of the number of nails in a plastic model house at the Ann Arbor Jaycees Builders Show last Saturday night. A senior in the school of literature at the XJ. of M., Mr. McClelland plans to enter dental school next fall, and should be able to guess the number of fillings required with no difficulty. Frank Deede was named chairman of the Michigan Week observation in Saline, May. 17-28, at the council meeting Tuesday night. , Among Deede's responsibilities will be setting up the program to entertain Mayor Charles Mox of Edmore and two councilmen, when they visit Saline in the annual Mayor's Exchange. Peeking into the city'purse, the council allotted Deede a budget "not to exceed $75" for entertaining the visitors. Mayor Henry Leutheuser and councilmen Everett Wolfin will represent the city at Edmore. Moon Resigns The resignation of Robert Moon as chairman and member of the city Planning and Zoning Commission was tabled-until -the * April 20 meeting. Mr. Moon's resig- "Fun Night" Saturday At Legion Home "Let's have some fun", urge the women of the American Legion^ Auxiliary, who guarantee1 a good time for all those attending the group's "Fun Night" Saturday at the Legion home. Dancing and games are on the evening's program. Tickets may be purchased from Auxiliary members. Luncheon is included in the price of the ticket. Time: From 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Convalescent Home Bids Di53 at 6 p.m. April 15 Bids on the new 54-bed Riverside Convalescent Home to be built by Mr. and Mrs. John Bergey must be submitted by 6 p.m. April 15. Between 15 and 20 bids are expected, Mrs. Bergey said. Construction of the new building will begin immediately. Sure Sign of Spring Students from neighboring communities paid a social call to Saline sometime during spring vacation and left their card — "M, Class of '60"—painted on the Saline high school sidewalk at the gym entrance and on the water tank. Milan high schoolers are generally credited by the grape-vine for the prank. Saline principal Elmer Houghton also points out that the number of teen-agers seen cruising around at noon last week were also out-of-town kids, seeing the sights on their spring vacation. Read the OBSERVER Saline Albion Student Makes Phi Beta Kappa Truman H. Jordan, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Jordan, 7900 Hack Road, has been elected to membership to the Albion College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, oldest scholastic honorary society in the United States. An informal initiation dinner, wjiich will be attended by faculty, initiates, parents and relatives, will be held on the campus May 20- nation gave no reason for his decision. In other actions, the council: —Accepted the installation of storm and sanitary sewer line's for Golden Ac- " res, and the water line on Pleasant Ridge Drive, Harris St. north of Pleasant Ridge ' Drive, Canterbury Drive and on Rosemont Ave. —Received a firm bid of $5000 for installation of an 8-inch water line, including another hydrant, to S. Ann Arbor St. line. —Designated Street Commissioner Deede and DPW superintendent Mike Strait to "take a walk" through the city streets to inspect sidewalks with an eye for repair or replacement. Replacement cost was estimated at $2.00 per lineal foot, or 50c per square foot. —Gave permission to R and B Tool Co. to raze a house east of the Michigan Avenue plant, provided the procedure outlined in the Abridged Building Code be followed. —Granted a Homestead Exemption to Charles Finn. —Instructed clerk E. J. Muir to write William Meister, who had requested the city t o blacktop. Linden Court, telling him that there is no record of a committment on" the city's part to do so. -—Discussed, dogs running at large in the city and noted that five reports of dog bites were received in the last month. Enforcement of the city ordinance would probably necessitate hiring another man, it was pointed out, and the matter. was tabled. —Heard a complaint from Superintendent Strait about oil and other automotive wastes in the sew?r system, gave Strait permission to hire tree trimmers to remove a dead tree in the cemetery and received from him a "shopping list" for the council's visit to EMP.
|Title||1959-04-09; 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.|