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~ -"% S*CBSCR-BERS NOTE If you do not get your copy of The Reporter on publication day, please phone NO 3-4066 S THE REPORTER VOL. 9, SO. 23 — THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1956 "Fastest throwing Weekly In Washtenaw County" FIVE CENTS FEB COPT —. $i A ___-B Henry Gets A Break #e %■ LODI— Talk about the luck- of the Leutheusers! Minutes before their farm auction sale was scheduled to start, last Saturday, a near-blizzard was blowing, and sale prospects looked dismal indeed. But Henry, winding up fanning activities at his place on tlie Pleasant Lake Road, evidently had an "in" with the weatherman. For just in time for the sale, tlie sun came out for the first time in days, rthe snow stopped falling, and the crowd poured in to do some buying. Here the auctioneer pauses to describe the many fine points of a picker to a prospective buyer. Masten Issues Report On School BY BOB BEYERS MANCHESTER — The first in a series of reports comparing last year's recommendations of the citizens committtee on curriculum with .present courses in the Manchester schools was released this week hy Superintendent Robert Masten. The report, covering physical and health education, is designed as the basis for further discussion and improvement in this area of instruction. The remaining reports will serve a similar purpose for shop and vocational agriculture, home making, academic studies, business education, music, and student scholarship. .In outline form these are the .major recommendations of the citizens committee: Recommendation ' 1: Physical education should be ^compulsory, with the number of meetings per week determined hy the size of class, teachers available, and space. Favorable class size should not be sacificed to increase the frequency of class meetngs. Physical education is now compulsory for three days a week for both boya and girls throughout the ninth and^ tenth grades, with the same course offered on an elective basis for the eleventh and twlfth grades. The -physical education staff includes a director for boys and a director for girls, and is adequate for present class needs. Recommendation 2: Students should be encouraged to participate in physical activities building strong, healthy bodies, and having carry-over value in adult life. At present, the school is equipped to teach the following activities: calesthenics, posture training, military drill, fundamentals and instruction in all varsity sports, volley ball, badminton, ping pong, shuf- fleboard, archery, deck tennis, tennis, tag football, softball, tumbling, field and track events, and advanced gymnastics. Practice sessions for varsity athletics have been completely eliminated from physical education i ■ - Lartfy Deede Heads Slate Of Saline C of C Officers Superintendent Robert Masten classes and are now held after regular school hours. Broad participation in the physical education program is encouraged by an. extensive noon hour recreation program, which has received special commendation from the University of Michigan Bureau of School Services. Recommendation 3: Provisions should be made to meet the mental, social and emotional needs of children, as well as physical needs. Good health habits, attitudes and ideals should' he fostered. Ninth grade students receive rwu periods of school and social orientation twice a week. fors one semester, while tenth graders have two classes per week on health, education throughout the school year. Recommendation 4: If at all possible, activities for the physically handicapped should be conducted K of C to Hold Roast Beef Dinner March 18 DEXTER — The annual St. Patrick's Day roast beef dinner of the K. of G. will be held on March 18, at the -K. .of C. Hall. The dining room will be open at 5 p.m: A jjrogram, under the chairmanship of John Hpey, will follow the dinner, Richard Nash is dinner chair- <**~%ian. '._'". ^ The dinner is open to the public, and tickets may be purchased from any K. of C. member, or at the door. Tickets are good for "all the roast beef the owner can eat." Ruth Marks Birthday DEXTER—Ruth Ellen Gordin- ier entertained a group of her classmates on her seventh birthday last Saturday. Ruth Ellen Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs-. Gerald Gordenier. in a socially and emotionally healthy atmosphere. To date, no one has been omitted from the regular physical education classes because of physical disability. The activities offered within these classes are wide enough-in variety to permit participation by all but the very seriously handicapped. Background of Recommendations The citizens recommedatons on curricula were made after the High School faculty had individually outlined and explained the courses they were teaching. Working in cooperation with the faculty and school oficials, the citizens group was divided into committees for study in each of seven principal areas. In addition to visiting classes, the committees visited other schools, interviewed students, distributed questionnaires and used resource materials and personnel from the State Department of Education and the University of Michigan. Reports from each committee were presented to the Board of Education and faculty for their consideration in April, 1955, .resulting in development of the program outlined above. Review Slated Because curriculum heeds change and further improvements may still be made in- the school programs Masten hopes to convene members of the citizens committees later this semester to appraise the progress made since their initial report and make further recommendations on curricula to the Board of Education and faculty. _ Sewage Plant Open SALINE — Now in its final phase of construction, the city's new §285,000 sewage treatment plant is already operating at 75-80 per cent of capacity, according to Superintendent of Public "Works Mi"tce Strait. ' ■_ Present capacity of the system could be doubled through installation of additional equipment if new residential growth or industrial development came to the city, however. Settling tanks and second sludge "digester" would be prime' needs for such an expansion. ' More than 65,000 gallons -are- now treated at the plant daily,'-according to operator Harry Bishop. These flow into a primary settling tank, then pass through a "trlokl"-' ing filter" and a second settling , tank before being treated. <C% ' 'v,. "- Better,than 37 per-cent ocTt^e" "* *-'■'-' **■ -~ - v* « -.* maJ|naj^o.wJng;- tgrppsh: the-**Sy&-^. ~ ■ tern consists -x)_ .watery.which is* chlorinated and rigorously tested before being channeled into the river. The residue is pumped to the "digester" in a semi-solid state, where it is heated to 90 degrees, subjected to bacterial action, and dehydrated. The remaining solids are periodically spread in sand beds to dry, then used as fertilizer. TESTING Is an essential part of disposal plant process, which must be performed In accord with, state standards. Here Mike Strait watches operator Harry Bishop perform a 5-day Biochemical oxygen demand test. Hornets Have Close Call: Area Cage Games Provide Excitement Top drama in last week's basketball meets was provided by a Saline team that cameTrom behind towin, despite the absence of their big scoring threat, "20-Point Si Woods . . and by a pint-sized Pinckney girls' team that somehow managed to upset the undefeated Manchester five. «* n\ m - >>^^&_S>^^^jE^ Hornets 41—Ypsi 40 Saline's Hornets, minus their stinger, Si Woods, had a narrow squeak last Friday as they barely nosed out Ypsilanti Roosevelt 41- 40., With big Si Woods in bed fighting flu, the Saline five were a little bewildered in the opening period as they dropped behind 14- 6. Fighting back but trailing all the way, the Hornets finally went ahead with less than two minutes left, as Earl Culliton calmly dropped two free throws through the net. Bill Bailey tied it up at 40-40, with less than half a minute to go, AT Rentschler iced the game for the Hornets as he counted the deciding point on a charity toss with only two" seconds left on the clock. Culliton had 10, England 9, Wagener 8, and Rentschler 7 for Saline. Scoring honors for the night went- to Rooevelt's Tom Ma- Kenzie who tossed in 13. Coach Howard Hill was lavish in his praise of the Hornets' performance. "They played a wonderful game," he said. "They wanted to win for Si, and they did!" * * » Dutch 65— Pinckney 40 Manchester High School's high flying Dutchmen wound up their best basketball season last Friday night with a 65-40 win over the Pinckney Pirates. The victory gave Manchester its first unshared League of The Lakes title since 1952. It also marked the fourth time in the 10-year league history they have been in on the league championship. The Manchester five spurted to a 20-5 first quarter\tead on the new Pinckney floor, and then coasted on" to victory,/ The win gave the Dutchmen a, 15-1; season record, the only losa being to Dexter, Dan Kehoe had 22 points to lead all scorers and Bill Bunney added nine for the winners. Don Packer was high for the pirates with 15. The Manchester Reserves also earned an identical record as the varsity by finishing the season with a 15-1 record. - Dexter 60 — Hartland 48 The Dexter Dreadnaughts needed a rally, in the final period as winless Hartland battled grimly £or three periods to a 38-38 tie. Mike O'Malley spearheaded the 22 point final period with 12 of the 13 points he had for the night, as the Hartland five was held to ten points and a 60-48 win for the Dreadnaughts. Duane Clark had 12 points for the winners but scoring laurels went to Hartland's Don Christiansen who tossed in 19. The victory-hungry little Dreadnaughts gained a hard fought 33-32 overtime win over the Hartland reserves on a basket by Eddie Stacey. The Dexter five will close out the regular season March 2, with a game at Michigan Center. The final League-OfThe-Lakes standings: W L Manchester 9 1 Dexter 8 -2 South Lyon 6 3 Pinckney 4 6 Boysville 2 7 Hartland 0 10 The Boysville game that was to be played Friday was postponed until Thursday, "but the outcome will not affect the final standing regardless of who wins. Dutch Girls Upset An undefeated Pinckney girls basketball team chalked up their sixth straight victory by downing the also-undefeated "Manchester lassies 34-31 Friday night on the winners' floor. TRICKLING FILTER is shown hy Public Works Superintendent Mike Strait and disposal plant operator Horry Bishop. Consisting of a large, rotating sprayer over a bed of pebbles, the filter removes small particles from sewage and starts tectorial action necessary for proper treatment. Dexter Building Project Under Way This Week DEXTER Building of two houses on the 72 acres around Gordon Hall (the old Judge Dexter house) was begun by the University of Michigan last week» Contractor for the first two houses in the subdivision is Eugene Young, of Dexter. A total of 72vT_- sidential lots has been planned in- the trianglar strip of land. It wiU be planted with greenery around the area and a large center area: will also be landscaped. The houses now b.eing huilt will be sold by the University with first chance at their purchase going to University employees, according to a member of the University Architect's office. Cost of the houses will be $27,000 to $29,000. Houses huilt by the University will be a story-and-a hajf, with tWo> or three bedrooms, and an attached garage. The architecture in all them will vary. Dots in the plot are a little more" than an acre in size and some will be put on the market for owners to build their own houses. The University plans to build two more houses following the completion of the two just started, a spokesman said. A discussion of the annexation of the plot to--the village of Dexter has already been held by Dexter- and University officials. Gordon house now contains four large apartments, two of which are occupied hy President-Emeritus Alexander" G. Ruthven and Mrs. Ruthven and their son. .The remaining two tipstairs are. occupied by two families. The expression "shell out," meaning to pay, -came from the South Seas "where shells were Used as money. '. ' - Constitution Adopted At Meet Mon. SALINE — Lawrence Deede, one of the prime movers in the formation of a Saline Chamber of Commerce, last Monday was elected president of the new businessmen's group. His election took place at an organization meeting at wliich an constitution was also adopted. Elected to one-year terms, along with Deede, were Dr. James Moser, vice-president, Leon "Vedder, secretary, and Dale Goble, treasurer. Also elected was a five-man executive board: William Meister, Milton Hartman, Arthur Moehn Stanton Roesch, and Johnson. Quick. The local group plans to affiliate with the national Chamber of Commerce organization. Next meeting is slated for March 26. Phone Talks Gain Little SALINE — No definite commitments were .made by the General. Telephone Co. af a meeting of city officials and representatives of the telephone co., last Thursday according to Pat Roesch, city attorney. , Although the telephone co. gave assurances that service will be improved, there was no promise of when conversion to a dial system and improvement in the service could be expected, Roesch said. The matter will probably be discussed at a raeeting -of <the city council next Monday night, the attorney stated. Last Thursday's informal meeting was the second attempt -made in the city to have telephone service improved. The first was made in 1949, whenjthe Jaycees worked with city officiate to secure better telephone facilities. M.H.S. Building Makes Big Hit At School Convention MANCHESTER — The new Manchester High School gained nation-wide recognition among educators last week at the annual school administrators' national convention in Atlantic City. A scale model of the new building, along with architect's, plans and layouts, was one of the featured displays at the convention. The Manchester High huilding wag also featured in a display of movable -metal partitiofis such as those used in the new school . . and a prominent heating manufacturer also used the Manchester High heating system to illustrate his wares. The Manchester school was one of a comparative few from, throughout the nation to receive such* attention, according to Lutey^ Klager, school -hoard president, who attended the convention along with Bob Masten, school superintendent. Men's Club, Aid, Slate Meetings SALINE — The Men's Club ot Trinity Lutheran Church will meet at 8, o'clock tonight. Members of the Ladies Aid Society will meet at 2:30 p.m.. March 7, at the church. Mrs. Karl Theurer is- chairman of the refreshment committee. Pleasant Lalre PTA Topic: Child Health PLEASANT LAKE — The P.T.A., will meet at -8 p.m., March : 13. at the Pleastant lake School. Dr. J. Buckley, of University Hospital, will speak on,: "Safeguarding of Our Child's Health:"'"""'
|Description||An issue of a Washtenaw County, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly in Ann Arbor. Initial date of publication unknown, likely began in 1947. Earlier issues covered the entire county. Later issues focused primarily on the town of Saline. In May 1958, the newspaper offices moved to Saline and the title of the publication changed to Saline Reporter.|
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