1958-07-31; Saline Observer
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PHONE 37 Want Ad's SALIN ERVER A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEDICATED TO PUBLIC SERVICE, CIVIC ENDEAVOR AND AGMCULTOKAI. PROGRESS IN THE SALINE AREA [T^her~of the Saline Chamber of Commerce SALINE, MICHIGAN; THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1958 SALINE CITY OF OPPORTUNITY SEVEN CENTS PER COPY CITYZONIN INANCE14 SET FOR AUGUST 5TH VOTE Beth Milford Seeks Senate Nomination Up, up, up goes the new Saline High School being built on the Saline-Ann Arbor Rd. by Kurtz Building Co. This is a view of the East side of the new school with the walls of the shop area sten rising to the left. See feature story and 'pictures Below. Editorial Vote August 5th In accordance with the Observer's editorial of last week lhe following; material was received from the office of Lt. Gov. Philip A. Hart on the subject of elections and voting1 end their importance to the people of the nation and indivi- pual states. We urge you to consider these facts thoughtfully. PRIMARY, AUGUST 5 Every eligible Michigan citizen should use his consti- [tutional privilege to vote in the state-wide primary elections [Tuesday, August 5, Acting Governor Philip A. Hart empha- pized. J "The primaries offer the opportunity for each citizen ■to select the best candidates' f -presenting~-he^pa'-l'y^aFWs4 Ichoice and to name the delegates to county and state party Iconventions who will shape the policies and platforms for |the general elections in November," Hart said. DUTY TO VOTE "At a time of world crisis when -he peoples of so many I lands are looking to this nation for leadership, it becomes Ihighly important that we demonstrate the values and effectiveness of the democratic system by all of us actively j performing our duty to vote," the Lt. Gov. added. "An estimated 3,500,000 Michigan citizens are regis- Itered and eligible to vote August 5 and it could be construed las disinterest in democracy unless all of us show how much I we value the voting prviilege - - a freedom of choice denied I so many millions in other parts of the world." ABSENTEE BALLOTS Lt. Gov. Hart, who is acting governor during the absence I of Gov. Williams, reminded citizens who, due to vacations or business, may be away from home precincts August 5 that absent voters ballots may be obtained from local clerks up until 2 p.m., Saturday, August 2. '_ * , ' Mrs. Beth W. Milford, a member of the Ypsilanti Board of Education is a candidate for the Republican nomination as State Senator from Washtenaw County. Mrs. Milford is well known among county residents in the rural areas as she is a long time member of the Washtenaw Farm Council and the Pomona Grange and has always manifested a deep interest in farm problems. In an interview Mrs. Milford stated, "I feel the farmer is bearing a disproportionate share of the school tax burden and a review of the present allocation of the state sales tax could result in more effective distribution to meet the.needs. I feel we do not need mor.e taxes but rather a careful study and more equitable distribution of the revenues the state now obtains. Solution must be found to aid local units of government in their struggle to keep property taxes within reason in the face of rising costs." COUNTY PROBLEMS Mrs. Milford also referred to other important facets of the county by saying, "Responsible dispensing of present state revenues will permit the. continued operation of the Ypsilanti State' Hospital at its present high medical and psychiatric standards." *"* Mrs. Mil-drc. is the wife of Dr. Albert F. Milford, prominent Ypsilanti physician and at the time of her marriage was a member of the faculty of Eastern Michigan College in Ypsilanti. Mrs. Milford received her A. B-.. degree from the University of Michigan in 1933 and a masters degree in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1936 studying under a Fellowship awarded ,to her by the American Association of University Women. In 1955 she served as state president of the Woman's Auxiliary to the Michigan; State Medical Society, having been county president in 1947. She is. the Ypsilanti School 'district's representative on the Washtenaw County Advisory Committee of the Michi-7 gan Association for Retarded'Children. She served on the Ypsilanti Area School Planning Committee, chairman of the Ypsilanti Chapter of the American- Cancer Society and nmerous civic and health organizations. Boy OX Following; Accident Three-Year-Old Boy Falls From Car A three-year-old - Belleville boy, hurt when he fell from an auto Thursday, July 24, was- listed as "satisfactory" and "still under observation" at St. Joseph's Hospitall in Ann Arbor Monday. The pediatrics ward at the hospital declared they were "not all- lowed to give out that information" when asked the extent of injuries to William Roup, Jr., 3. It is beleived he suffered severe cuts and lacerations of the head and upper lip when he struck his head after falling from (the car. - Witness E. C. Stopher of Bour- bonnaist HI., following about 300 ft. behind the Roup car, driven by Mrs. Roup, said the boy rolled approximately 20 ft. after he' fell from the car. CAB GOING 45 - 50 Stopher stated that it appeared as though the auto was traveling from 45-50 mph when the boyE apparently playing with the doorj latch, was swept out (the righ# rear door and onto the pavement! The accident occurred about 2 miles East of Saline on U.S. 112 a- bout 1:15 Thursday. Young Roup is the son of William Roup, Sr. of Willis Rd. near Belleville. State Police from Ypsilanti handled the case after being called by an on the scene cement truck operating with a two-way radio. RUSHED TO ST. JOE The injured boy lost a quantity of blood after the'mishap but ambulances and the State Police were on the scene quickly. . Observer foreman Larry Grans- den, returning from lunch, pulled up shortly after the mishap,; and also phoned police and ambulancce for aid. The boy was rushed to St. Joseph's' Hospital in Ann Arbor after a passing doctor had given e- mergency first aid treatment. Attendants prepare to lift young, 3-year-old, William Roup, Jr. into the ambulance for a quick ride to St. Joseph's Hospital in Ann Arbor after the youngster fell from the rear door of a moving auto driven by his mother.. At right police question Wm. Rou-p, Sr. of WUlis Road near Belleville, the father of the injured boy. Uniloy, Hoover Merger Approved A merger between Uniloy Corporation jof Saline and Hoover Ball and Bearing Company was; approved July 23 by stockholders of the Hoover Co. at a special meeting. the last ihree'ytacs^o^^SyW^' ~ThB-niergeiv is slatSaT to* become* effective July 31, 1958. . Hoover will acquire all the stock of Uniloy through issuance of 65,- 000 shares of its stock. Uniloy owns 50,000 shares of Hoover stock which will be given the status of authorized and unissued stock. The net amount of stock to be issued by Hoover for the acquisition will, therefore, be 15,000 shares. MAKES TOOLS AND DIES . Uniloy was organized July 25, 1951 to manufacture tools and dies chiefly for Universal Die Corp. which. was acquired hy Hoover in "Sept. of 1955. The Saline Uniloy Corp, employs 35 in its 17,000 square foot Saline plant. The manufacture of tools and dies is carried oh by the Unit Products Division of Uniloy which has sold 83 per cent* of its output in Uniloy also manufactures' die casting machines, - hydraulic trim presses and tumbling barrel's used in production of steel balls. RESEARCH FACILITIES Uniloy has experimental facilities and personnel to carry oa research and development of new products for both the ball and bearing and die casting markets. The acquisition will provide Hoover with a permanent and reliable source for these items. Uniloy is owned by Clifford H. Simmons, president of Hoover and William L. Brittain, Hoover's executive vice president. Uniloy Corp. had sales of $1,072,- 451 and its fiscal year ended February 28,1958. Excluding income and officers life insurance expense, net income was $54,344 for the year. Business, Industry Placement In City Form Controversy The referendum on City Ordinance 146, concernirijr zoning problems in Saline, comes to vote at the August 5 elec- o i- ThisT.°Jjlinance has stirred up a roiling controversy in baline. Different groups of citizens have placed themselves on-opposite sides of the fence firing their respective barbs at the public to make points about the issue, i S<_ Mar Jhe 0bserver has been silent on the zoning problem while the opposing newspaper .has sponsored paid advertising space for the "pro side and indicating that the con side will present its case this week." THE BACKERS CASE The backers of Ordinance No. 146 base their argument on the- hypothesis that industry within the city will bring taxes down. A chart showing the lopsided tax base Saline now operates on reveals industry as picking up the lions share of the tab while single and multi-family homes ride through with minus payments. Residential growth is slated, by the addition of 385 new homes, to be prospectively placed north of town, to increase 50 .percent. The backers of Ordinance 146 say that Saline must do one of three tilings; Increase taxes, decrease services, or bring in business and industry just as fist as encouragement can bring them here. Logically, it would be extremely difficult to increase taxes; just as difficult, if not only unfeasible but impossible to decrease services enough to make a difference in tax rate. LET INDUSTRY IN The easiest way to solve the problem is to allow business and industry, which they say are extremely willing, to locate in Saline. They say that there are only a certain number of locations within the. boundaries of the city which may be used-f<--i,th,-Sfr. purposes. _,The backers of .Ordinance-146 ask the voters of the city to vote-yes so that industry can locate immediately. *; The backers ask the public not to vote "no" unless you have a workable alternative in mind; and if you have they ask to know what it is. The opposition to City Ordinance ,146 believe they have the answer. They want the City CounciLto annex more land for the City so that industry his enough -toom to locate within the city limits, but not within ihe residential districts. THE OPPOSERS SPEAK Recently, the Citizens Committee on behalf of 300 petitioners, who oppose the ordinance and have brought the ordinanfce to the referendum, stated their views on the subject to the Observer. The views of the opposition follow: The Saline Zoning Commission ind the City Council are trying to cram a very unpopular and unfair zoning ordinance down the unwilling throats of the citizens of Saline. More than a hundred objectors attended each of the two public hearings of the zoning commission. The Council passed the zoning ordinance without regard to .the views of the two affected,areas. East Michigan Avenue residents want no part of more gasoline stations, "used car lots and tenement houses to re-* place the beautiful homes on the main streets of Saline. (continued'on. Eage 2) - . NEW SALINE AREA GOING UP Steel and brick are fast being ['Pushed skyward by the Kurtz Building Co. which is constructing the new Saline Area School on S'. Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. Accord- I tag to Chris Koch, Kurtz Supt. The million dollar structure, I scheduled for completion Aug. '_». 11959 or sooner, is beginning to I take shape on 96 acres of ground | owned by the school district. Dennis Mclntyre, architectural I superintendent for Guido-A. Binda Architectural firm, stated that- structural steel for the area over I the classrooms is now completed. Mclntyre explained, as he pored I over the huge book of blueprints needed for the school, that the school contained 17 general service Wassrooms and 13 special class- HTvms-' 149 different areas in all. | ihis includes corridors arid storage areas in addition to rooms. MODERN BUILDING The completely equipped,, modern building will contain every- J?fflg needed for modern educational methods. Some of the special rooms are; * biology room, equipped with scientific equipment for classes; this *°°m is located in the science ^iion of the school along with ans"* ??>-sics and ehemistry rooms ■yatheir respective equipment; a f°P area with woodshop,. farm J™ metal shops and an agricul- w_\shop* These shops will n»_, ^ be completely equip- £:? aIs(J and, according to Mc- ?"yre, wm have a special safety i«^Ure comm°n only to the most «oaern construction methods. This stn„ty, feature is an emergency TP button which controls all *wer machinery in the shop area offi-"S p ced near the instructor's mc* so he has complete control. s-^-^er safety feature the new SBao«>i wiU have is an explosion proof, ventilated paint room. The farm and metal shop sport a rollup will a roiiup door large enough to accommodate trucks and farm equipment for work on them inside the shop. Other special rooms are the homemaking room and kitchen. The kitchen features a walk-in cooler for storage and perishables. -An all-purpose" room,, arts and crafts room and a library are also scheduled -O be constructed. The library will have, within its boundaries, a visual aids room, work room and faculty and conference rooms. In the business section of the school, placed across the hall from the administrative offices for the convenience of school officials, will be a typing room, shorthand room, bookkeeping and office^ -practice rooms. GAS HEATING Also in the' plans ;are the boiler- room\ and a snack oat.. The boiler room will .be the center of the- gas heating system operating through the use of ^hot water to be 122 by. 100 feet with a 50 by 84 unit ventilators in each individual room. There will be five ' exefcutive offices, one -each for the 'Superin-'- t'endent of Schools, his secretary, the Principal and the Assistant Principal and; one general office. The administrative office .section also will contain a vault, two exam rooms, storage room, waiting -room and conference room. * The gym, slated to be constructed "of beautiful wood arches, will foot basketball court containing 10 backboards and baskets. Two of the baskets, running length wise, will Be for varsity competition, while -the remainder can be used cross-court for gym class or intramural play. GYM SEATS _,4M For varsity games the court, is designed jto accommodate 1,400 spectators with additional bleachers boosting capacity to a maximum 2,400. The bleachers will be of the variety which can be folded back into the wall and out of the way for everyday use. The gym will have a separation wall to separate the boy's and. girl's sections for gym classes. j Two ticket offices and a gyjn office will be constructed in the gym area along with varsity and separate boy's and girl's lockers. Also planned is a Music room with three sound proof practice rooms for instruments. * The small auditorium with a a i,,.« heavv duty crane does 'yoeman wwrkltttU-g girders for liie--t™et_ir_lst--l ftame which t*J_ ™Z'ie*nZ over tte cl___ro«n are* at _£- new S_l__e Area -Dgfi School. The structural steel ^rthT-la^rTm __-a _- now co____et_* -_**• bonding h taking shape fast This is a view of the new Saline lSgfc 8c_u>-l facing Wei* «_w__4 the -te-b-e-Aut Alter Bd. The area in the pict__-'_*piro_______s the spot when .-.■■■nm Mi ■AiilnMrattveo_0-e« wiUMaie- day -tan-- The trud. in the background is on the spat where H» laa-toeaped inner courtyard wB. be. stage for plays and little theatre activities can .accommodate 350 spectators. A cafeteria which, will feed 600 will be included in the school. This also can be expanded to handle more people. Individual recessed lockers in all corridors are planned for students to keep books and clothing in. JMlO-ft OOC-tTYABD The school will surround a large inner courtyard which eventually will be "landscaped and crisscrossed with walks. The court can be closed off by gates, according to Mclntyre, during athletic events and dances during the evening. Saline Supt of Schools Leo Jensen stated that the capacity.of the school is originally set for 800 with the future possibility of expanding up to 1,200 if needed. .He continued, "We don't expect any immediate jump in enrollment, but within the next five years a sizable increase is expected." The 96 acres also will sport a football field, practice field, quarter mile' track, one baseball and three "softball diamonds. IS SCHOOL BUSSES Jensen says the new location will not provide any hardship for students to reach the 'school. 15 Saline school busses take approximately 2-3 of the school population, to the school, the remainder either driving, walking or getting rides. The'Supt hopes for completion of the new school earlier than the 1959 date _ut doubts if it would 'be ready for occupancy before the -1959-60 school year. j Saline residents will have the, benefit, upon completion, of one* of the- finest schools of any town of its sire, and overall one of tha finest, most modern and amply equipped schools in-the State. A magnificent .job is being done on your new school. Watch it grow.
|Title||1958-07-31; 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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