1957-05-16; Saline Observer
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Armed Forces Week .-....-.. Hi, Neighbor! By Ella V. MacQueen This is Armed Forces Week, and throughout the nation at service camps, installations, bases and air fields, the four services, Marines, Navy, Army-and Air Force, are exhibit- Ler their newest weapons, ships, tanks, planes and, most im- nortant, servicemen in the uniforms of their adopted service. v Officers at the Army Reserve .Training Center in Ann Arbor are holding open-house training sessions, and visitors fre invited to attend and inspect the new center. Visitors have also been invited to visit the Brodhead Naval Armory, Woodward Avenue at the Bell Isle bridge and the Air Force base at Selfridge Field during Armed Forces Week. For our own special observation of Armed Forces Week, we invite area residents to visit The Saline Observer office, to inspect the first model of the latest national monument to be erected ?a Washington, D. C, the gigantic Iwo Jinta Marine Memorial which was dedicated two years ago. The sculptor who created the Iwo Jima statue, Felix DeWeldon, visited us during a Marine Corps League reunion ia Washington six years ago, and told us about his creation of a monument depicting the raisins of the flag on Iwo Jima. DeWeldon. a Frenchman who served as a Navy Corpsmaa with the Marines during Wor'd War II, said that the drama in the nicture of the Iwo Jima flag-raising had been the bepinnina-of his "dream of creatvur a monument to the best fighting men of my adopted country." \ * * * De Welden's "dream creation" had been turned down bv the Washington Art Planning Board as "too big andi unsuitable" for any site m the city. "I know that your husband is Commandant of the Marine Corps League'," DeWeldon said "and I thought maybe you'd arrange for me to see him and talk it over with him, and have you come and see my sta- ue." We went, saw and were conquered. We resolved that the Marines should have their memorial, and De Weldon should realize his dream. We were well aware that "fools rush in where angels fear to tread" but deciding to be a would-be victorious fcol rather than a reluctant angel, we put in a call to Commandant Cates of the Marine Corps, told him about the statue and asked if he could arrange to have the model sent to Milwaukee for the national convention cf the Marine Corps League, where we cou'd ask for the League's sponsorship of the memorial. The Commandant said, -'I'll send the model to the convention with a Marine Honor Guard." * * ■ *. Three months latter, when we drove up to the convention headquarters in Milwaukee, a Marine truck was parked at the hotel entrance, and sculptor De Weldon stood waiting at the hotel entrance, directing the unloading of- the Iwo Jima Memorial model. The model was placed on display in the hotel lobby, and the Marines unanimously endorsed the sponsoring of the memorial. A year later the Marine Corps joined m fund-raising as co-sponsors of the project, and three years later the Iwo Jima Memorial was unveiled on its site on the Potomac across the river from Washington, D. C. De Weldon, a typical Frenchman to the core, after the Marine veterans had ydted to sponsor the memorial clicked his heels, bowed deeply snd said, -Tor your assis- tanre in fulfilling my life's ambition and dream, I give you this, my first model," Our gift model has been displayed at veteran's conventions in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and •IfluisiaiiavaiSai"Mas'been displayed at tKeGtosse Pointe r Memorial Building and the Veterans' Memorial Building in Detroit in previous years. Come and see it, We're proud of it! Community's Advisory Council Stresses Need Of Activity Expansion By Bess H. Tefft For the Saline Area Advisory Council Debating, oratory, and dramatics help young people become useful citizens by teaching them to think logically on their feet, to overcome their fears of audiences, and to communicate effectively, Mrs. Mildred Haswell'of the English department pointed out to a Saline area audience in the Elementary school Thursday evening. She added that the present crowded condition of the gym and stage area and poor acoustics limited her "»ork in speech. More young people could participate, and Saline could take its turn as host school occasionally, if the proposed high school had an audtiorium, acoustically planned for play production, debate and oratory. Coach William Bailey concurred that the present gym-auditorium combination was limiting, ""Hi told the group that senior high has no scheduled gym classes because of the existing condition. Reviewing the aims of physical education, he said that in a new school more individual activities "ould be offered older students to improve their personal fitness and to initiate life-time interests. Double gym floors, for boys- and girls, separate and adequate locker rooms, storage space, and two Slaying field areas were among Ws suggestions. Continuing with their plan to seek information and advice from «e teaching staff, the Advisory Council under chairman Ira Pfeif- '*', introduced four other teachers ■"ho spoke on their department needs. "Projected enrollments co.uld *eep 35 typewriters busy, accord' mg to Howard Hill of the Commercial Dept., who believes all students should learn' typing - a [theory I share wholeheartedly. "^ library accommodating 75 I People with at least 4800 current I volumes is the recommendation |oi the North Central Association I'W a 600 student school, we learned as Mrs. Evelyn Campbell explained that her department must provide reference material for all [Others. She said that book repair, cataloguing and control of books !**""" the entire system could stem """"ectly from the proposed "high (Continued on Page 7) Exchange Mayor Day Planned Mayor Louis Elias of Hazel Park will be Saline's Mayor for a Day on Monday, May 20, when he and Mayor Henry Leutheuser of Saline exchange positions for Mayor Exchange Day, which is a feature of (Michigan Week, May 19 through 25. Tentative plans for entertaining the visiting mayor and his wife Monday are under the direction of Ken Rogers of the Chamber of Commerce. Plans include a reception at 9:30 a.m. aiid breakfast at Still's Restaurant, an airplane flight from Ann Arbor Airport, over Saline and Southern Washtenaw County, visits to 'industrial plants, the radio station and sites and places of interest in the city, including a high school assembly at 11:30 "a.m. The closing feature of the day will be a 6:30 p.m. dinner in honor of the visiting mayor and his wife which will be held at the Saline Hotel. During the dinner. Mayor and Mrs. Elias will be serenaded by a German band composed of members of the Saline High School Bands. Club Meeting The members of the Saline Extension Club met Wednesday at the home of Mrs. "George Martin. S. THE OBSERVER A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEDICATED TO PUBLIC SERVICE, CIVIC ENDEAVOR AND AGRICULTURAL PROGRESS IN THE SALINE AREA VOL. LXXIV (Member of Saline Chamber of Commerce) SALIK'E, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1957 5c HER COPY Six Saline School Bands Will Present Spring Music Festival on Wednesday Future Fate of Historic Old Mill Undecided <.*- One of Saline's historic landmarks. The Old Mill, will stand and idly drowse in the sun this Summer, v.-aten- anted and unused. The Summer theatre group of the Straw Hat Circuit,. Avhich for the past four Summers presented major plays during the season, has abandoned the Mill, and tentative plans for the use of the buildings as a Youth Center for Saline youngsters have fallen by the wayside. The ultimate fate of the Old Mill is in doubt. Teen-agers Road-e-o On Friday It isn't too late to enter the Saline- Teen-age Rpad-e-o,; which- will be held here Friday at 1 p.m. at the Saline High School under the sponsorship of the local Junior Chamber of Commerce. This contest, which is sponsored nationally by Jaycee groups, affords teen-agers their chance to prove their skill and ability as drivers, as well as the opportunity of winning a plaque and a $50.00 Savings bond for first place, winner and a 525.00 bond for the winner of second place. The contest will include a written quiz to test the contestants knowledge of safe driving procedures ,and four tests of driving skill over a planned course. Driving skill will be tested in four exercises. First the teen-age driver will drive a straight line between two rows of balls, then follow a serpentine course between three barrels in a straight line. In the third test the driver will follow a curved course, passing from the right lane to the left lane and then stopping with the front bumper over a Stop line. Test four is on parallel parking and pulling out of a parallel space into proper traffic lane. The winner of the local contest will automatically be entered in the State contest to be held in Detroit on June 15. A program has been .planned for local . winners from throughout the State, at which winners will be guests. Highlights of the program include attendance a*t a baseball game be- (Continued ,on Page 8) Boy Scout Benefit Sale Saturday A rummage sale, sponsored by the members' of. the, Salome Rotary Club, to raise mbney for the Boy Scout activity fun'df will be held on Saturday, May 18, at the store next to Still's Hotel, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents who wish to 'aid this project are urged to donate discards' of clothing, household appliance and 'articles, white elephant items, toys, books, games or novelties for the sale. Deflations for the sale "will be picked up by Rotartans and Boy Scouts on Thursday iand Friday, to be -s'orted and priced fjsr the sale* on Saturday. All .proceeds from the sale will be used for advancing the Summer camping iand outdoor activities of the local Boy Scouts and Explorers of Troap 46 of Saline.* To arrange for a pick-up of con- tributiiDns, call Saline 175-J. Rev. Henry McKenzie to Preach in Ohio On Sunday, May 19 The Rev. Henry McKenzie, pastor of Federated Church, will occupy the pulpit of First Presbyterian Church, Bucyrus, Ohio, on May 19, supplying for his son, the Rev. Hillis S. McKenzie, who will be attending the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, TJ. S.A., being held in Omaha, Nebraska. iMrs. McKenzie will accompany her husband to Bucyrus. for- the service on Sunday, Will Old Mill Become A Saline Memorial Or Just a Memory? The ultimate fate of The Old Mill, one of Saline's most historic landmarks, has not been decided, and tlie picturesque old white structure, nestled in its grove of trees and shrubs,' will be untenanted and dark through the Summer months', since the Little Theater group, which produced major plays in the old building during the past Concert Will Feature Both Elementary and High School Groups The Saline band department will present all of the Saline Bands in a gigantic Spring music festival on Wednesday evening, May 22 at the Saline High School Auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m. Six different musical organizations will be playing in this last concert of the season; which is given without charge. Parents and friends of all It's time to practice for that call of TlayBalF you all Spe^ojLjjur.teams. .J^fytHye,^unib^.twJi'^^ciUKbe,-*j,layed-,by, 3 attended a meeting with "'Tom the Senior Highland Include "''El four seasons, .has decided to find larger quarters' elsewhere. The present Olid Mill stands on the site of th'e first mill which was erected on the Old Saul Indian Trail in 1825 by Orange Risdon, a surveyor for the small settlement of Saline, who took a fancy tD the little settlement, purchased the -fite and built the first mill in the area. The Old Sauk Indian Trail, a winding footpath which led from Indian camps in and around the present Detroit metropolitan area to the present location of Chicago, was used by Inldians long before the first white, settler set foot in the unexplored area. It was later used by Indian, settler and pioneer explorers', and was frequented by French traders in pre-Revolutionary days* who visited the small settlement -.of Saline, named after many nearby salt springs. General "Mad Anthony" Wayne camped .at"*the site of the present mill when he led his troops to Detroit in 1794. As the old trail was recognized by Congress as a strategic military route between, Chicago and Detroit, -the name was changed to ths Chicago Pike. During the Jacksonian Era, the Chicago "Pike became a '.busy (Continued on Page 8) Exchange Mayor Mayor Louis Elias of Hazel Park .will be Saline's Exchange Day Mayor on Monday, May 20, when he will exchange positions" with Mayor Leutheuser. Mayor Exchange Day is a feature of Michigan Week which is being, observed throughout'the state from May 19 through 25. • - Come on, Dad. Remember promised to help us kids on the teams of our Little League and Babe Ruth League, this Summer, so that all of us can play on a regular team and wear uniforms and learn to be good players so we can be Big Leaguers some day, maybe. Tom, (that's Tom Johnston, Saline's Recreational Director, but he's my friend so I can call him Tom) said to tell all the Dads to come to a meeting at the All Purpose room of the Elementary School on Thursday, May 23rd, at 7:30 p.m. to sign up as umpire or manager, or coach-or score-"keeper for dads a few weeks ago and promised to help us play ball, but we can use more, if more Dads want to help this Summer, even if they have only time enough to act as substitutes when other "Dads can't be on hand to help. We have eight teams now, and have chosen colors for each team, and we'll have jerseys with our team name on the front, and the Babe Ruth team will have regular baseball uniforms, and when we're old enough we can all^ play on a Babe Ruth team, too. " Our Yankee team has chosen black and white for its colors. The Yankees practice every Saturday fro ml to 2 p.m. at the high school diamond. The Tigers, with colors of white and gold, also practice at the high school field from 1 to i2 p.m. The Red Socks chose the colors Navy Blue and Red, and they will practice on. Saturdays at the high school diamond from 2- to 3 p.m. The Dodgers, with colors of royal blue and scarlet, also meet at the high school diamond from 2 to 3 p.m. every Saturday. The Indians have Kelly green and white for their colors, and they practice from 2 to 3 p.m. at the high school diamond on Saturdays. The Braves, .who will practice at the high school diamond from 3 to 4 p.m., have chosen royal blue and gold for their colors. The Saline team of 12-year-olds, have chosen scarlet with white trim for their colors, and they will practice at the Saline Park diamond beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Babe Ruth team has light gray uniforms trimmed with red, white and blue, red socks and caps, and they will practice at the Saline Park diamond beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday. So, Dad, you see we're all ready to start practicing for .that June day when our umpire will yell, '•Play Ball!" and yo*v can help us play a real, good, hard game. You see Tom at the meeting next Thursday, and we kids will see you at our practice session the next Saturday. Okey, Dad? band students are cordially invited to attend this concert and see not only their child, but to find the place of their child in the overall band program. The Elementary Band begins at' 7:00 starting with the elementary Fifth Grade Band at 7:00, and following with the Sixth -Grade ©and, at 7:15 p.m. At 7:30 (p.m,the Fourth Grade Song Flute class will present a few numbers for the audience. " At 7:45 p.m. the Junior High. Bands will" present their part of the concert starting with the Intermediate Band, and concluding With the Junior High Concert Band at 8:00 p.m. 'Concluding the program will-be the Spring Formal Concert of the Saline High School Band starting at S:30, under "the direction of Arthur Kattef johmi. V There is no admission charge. The doors will be closed except between band programs. Parents and friends may plan to attend part or all of the concert, and leaver when they wish.. y' For the musicians, some.-jof the Capitan March" by Sousa; "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" '-Three Trumpeters" - a cornet trio featuring Pat Johnson, Bob Vedder and Gary Armbruster, a novelty and some other modern numbers. Featured in the Junior High Concert Band program wili also be a cornet trio with Mike Bixby, Ed Lauhon, and Chuck Youngs. Willing Workers Club Hold Annual Election of Officers Today The members of the Willing Workers Club will hold a meeting today at 1 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Manly Robinson. Mrs. Lloyd Catey wiil present devotions and the program will be presented by Mrs. Harlan Holcomb -Members of the group are urged to attend as this is the annual meeting of the group,'and election of officers for the coming yea« will be held. Career Night Planned For 9th Graders * Plans are underway at Saline Junior High School for a "career night" for ninth grade pupils, and Charles Jaquith, principal, has announced that faculty members will meet with -pupils" and their parents in the school auditorium at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. The results of aptitude tests which pupils have taken throughout their- Junior High School years will be made available to parents who -will have an opportunity1 to confer with counselling members of the faculty. Choices of careers will be discussed by Mr. Johnson, school .counsellor, and guidance will be offered in the selection of courses to be followed by students as they enter High School next fall. This conference has been set up with the cooperation of the Room Mothers for the Ninth Grade, who will serve as hostesses, ,and serve refreshments during the evening. They include Mrs. Dallas Hargett, Mrs. Kenneth Gates, 'Mrs. Milton Feldkamp, iMrs. Loren Bauer, Mrs. Henry McKenzie and Mrs. Paul Stralnic. This group will be assisted by- next year's Room Mothers, recently selected, who are Mrs. Arnold Guenther, Mrs. Elmer Lange, Mrs. John LaRue, Mrs. Harold Armbruster, Mrs. Clarence Wiebuscb. and Mrs. Wilbert Schaible. Mother-Daughter Banquet Tonight at Methodist Church The annual Mother-Daughter banquet of the Methodist Church will be held tonight in the church. Mrs. Leo Jensen will act as toastmaster. Speaker for the event will be Miss Margaret Robinson, associate professor of" library science East Michigan' College. A toast to daughters will be given by Mrs. George Martin and "response by Marilyn Martin. *- Group singing will "be lea • by Mrs. Robert Merchant. . j" "
|Title||1957-05-16; 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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