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■*:. s ■- SUBSCRIBERS XOTE If you do not get your copy of The Reporter on publication day, please phone NO 3-4066 "Fastest Growing Weekly In Washtenaw County" VOL. 9, NO. 27 — THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 1956 m *$. or' fc *\ DON SAW ALL, almost hidden hy that heap of dishes, looks a hit bemused as Marian Johnson gives his aish-dryng handiwork a fingertip inspecton. Don and Marian, -along with their Saline High junior classmates and mothers, handled a record crowd of 4S2 hungry customers at the dairy banquet last Saturday night at the school. And the dish-washing job was rough! Money made hy the hanquet project will help finance senior activities for the class when they become seniors next Septemher. SPRINGTIME IS MORE A MOOD THAN A SEASON, according to-all the indications from 11- months-old Diana Santure, Saline. It was snowing outdoors, ana the weather looked anything but spring-like when Diana went Easter-hat to shoppin g lastJSaturaay. Her daa, Dick Santure, has her well bundled up against the weather . . but there's springtime in her smile and in her laay-like interest in that new Easter bonnet. Fire Guts Ann Arbor Twp. Home ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP — Fire completely destroyed" the interior of the Ralph Belknap residence at 4146 Plymouth Rd., last Thursday aftrnoon. Neighbors and motorists passing.by carried most of the contents of the house to safety. " Belknap, a former Uriiversty Geology Professor, is totally paralyzed as the result of a fall suffered 10 years ago during a field trip. He was carried to the home of a neighbor when the University student caring for him durng the afternoon ^descovered the kitchen in flames. He was later taken by ambulance to University hospital suffering from shock. - Mrs. Belknap was on an errand in Ann Arbor when the fire- occured, and her two sons were in school. The blaze was believed to have started from the chimney. The house was a ranch-style brick, with six rooms. ,_ "WEBSTER TOWNSHIP—Smorgasbord will be served at 5:30 p.m. March" 24 at Webster Community Hall. The supper is open to the public, and is sponsored by the Webster Congregational C h u r_c h Building Fund Committee. 'Organize, Stop Flood', Say Owners Nearly a hundred determined Portage Lake property owners, in a Saturday meeting in an unheated beachouse at the lake, organized to push the lake level project foil. ward, and asked Drain Commission John H. Flook to spearheafi the effort. "The first thing to do is get this ship one rudder," said L. F. Davis, of near Pinckney, a spokesman for the group. "There have been too many agencies crossing each other's course. All they ever do is have meetings. If action bogs down again, we intend to find out why and where." Agencies involved in the project include Washtenaw and Livingston county Boards of Supervisors, the State Department of Conservation, and the Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority, which holds flowage rights along the river. To the demand that he head \ip a united, attack on the problem, Flook replied that the authority to do so would, have to come from both county Boards of Supervisors. A petition asking that "immediate appropriate action*' be taken, and bearing 47 signatures, will be" presented to Boards of supervisors- in both counties at their next meetings. ' -"bought this lake prcger^jyiry^- the. understanding that a lake Ife^i3*! was established and maintained by court order," Davis said. "I'm shocked to learn that 'maintained' doesn't mean anything around here." Several residents declared themselves "in constant fear" of the public health menace arising from the fact that many septic tanks are under water. The lake is now two to three feet above established level, and there is same danger from encroaching pack ice. "I haven't taken my eye off the weather map- for days," added Davis, a pilot for Capitol airlines. 'A low pressure area now would be the end of us. The-house across the road from mine got pushed off its foundations by ice a few years ago, in weather just like this. Said Don Roers, another resident, "Yes, I remember watching the roof fall-in. It just went poof!" Three supervisors attended the meeting, including one from Livingston county. Manchester Sewer Plant In 'Works' MANCHESTER — It will probably be another month before the village can advertise for bids on the new sewers and disposal plant, according to James Hendley,' village attorney. Plans and specifications for the work were completed a year ago, except for the boring for types of soil where _ewers will be laid. This work was begun more than a .week ago. Work on the schedule for the bond issue has also been progressing, and is being completed by bonding"*attorneys in Detroit. The bond issue sale will also be advertised. The new disposal plant will be put on land owned by the village on the north side of the Ford Plant. A very substantial, increase in property taxes is anticipated in order to pay for the sewers and plant. Hendley estimated roughly that an increase of $25 on an assessed evaluation of each SI,000 would be made.. Thus, property -with -an assessed valuation of $3,- 000 would be taxed $75 additional yearly to pay for the debt incurred by' the'village. The village at present has an as- sesed valuation of about $1,500,00. OIL DRILLERS TED NORTON AND EARL PATTERSON survey derrick which they hope will soon bring in another proaucing well on the Curtis farm near Clinton. Nearby, tlie first well drilled by tlie outfit is daily pumping 10 barrels of oil witli higher production expected. Well Gives Good Yield, Spurs 'Cats' Oil once again has been'"struck in the southwest Washtenaw area. With none of the fanfare which accompanied earlier finds in the area, a successful well 'was sunk days ago on the famed Curtis farm north of Clinton . . and drillers are already at work on another nearby. The producing well is located only a few hundred yards from the site of the wildcat strike which touched off Washtenaw's -"oil boom" more than two years ago. That original well, also on the . Curtis farm, is no longer producing. But crews of the Michigan Oil and Gas Drilling Co., who located the currently productive well, hope that they have found the underground oil-bearng formation which other drillers searched for and failed to find. Fii-st well drilled by Michigan Oil and Gas came in at a 997 foot depth. The second- well is down to 700 feet, and crews report favorable signs of another producer. Already planned is a third well which will be put dowivin the area, but across the Manchester-Clinton Road from the present activity. The drilling will aim for the Traverse formation, the stratum in which oil was located at the first well. That well is now producing" 10 barrels of good oil daily", accord- in to member of the crew operating it. And it's expected that pro- eduction shortly will be increased when the well.is treated with acid. The new strike has created little of the excitement of former "boom days' among- residents in the area. But they're watching progress of the drilling with good healthy interest. Meet The Princess T Feeding hogs to lighter weights now is especially important if you want to make a profit, says Don Stark, M.S.U. farm economist. JANET WHEELER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Wheeler, Jennings Road, was named Dairy Princess of Washtenaw County at the dairy banquet in Saline. Placing se-- cona in the competition was Nancy Cort, of Northville, and third was Marilyn Breitenwis- cher, Manchester. Jane thus becomes Washtenaw's candidate for the Michigan Dairy Queen contest to be .held this summer. «.. Other pictures ana further details of the dairy banquet "will he found on the center spread of this issue. Basketball Season Wind-up Features Statistics, Banquet, New Girls' League Study credit needs and what income yon- can expect from your farm, and list your family living expenses before asking a lender for a loan, advise M.S.U. farni ec- onojtaists The Dexter seventh and eighth grade basketball teams have finished their most successful season in three years with a combine record of eleven wins and nine losses. , The seventh grade represented by thirty-two boys had the better record, finishing the year with seven wins and three losses. One of the three losses was a thrilling 40-41 double overtime defeat in the season final to South Lyon, and the sesasou opener was a 24-23 loss to Manchester. They scored a total of 241 points ' against their opponents 203. Jeff Fisher was high scorer with 71 points in nine games, followed by Fred White with 58 and Cliff Blossom with 56. Other scorers were as follows: Mike Reames 25 Norman Bell 6 John Weber 5 Charles Shelhart 4 Jerry Brown 4 Salton Savery 3 Hugh Mosher ?. 3 Wilbur Hanselman 2 Norwin E'xasser . .. 2 Jerry Lahyer 1 There wer» al.^o twenty-two other boys who played in the games but did not break into the scoring. They should prove to be valuable aid to the next years team. The eighth grade team handicapped by A lack of height all year won four and lost six. They were outscored by only eleven points during the season-246 to 235. High scorer for the eighth grade was Bob Schneider with 94 points in nine games followed "by Moritz Ziegler with 51- Other scorer were: Dennis Mull 21 John Conley X^ 17 1 Claude Smedley ............ 1,0 Harold Armbrewster 9 Chuck Hackney -9 Hugh Aller ,. 6 Jerry Summers .. S Jim Edwards ' 4 Lary Hardin 4 Cary. Carlington 2 Richard Wheeler and John Dun- To Name Girls State SALTNE — The M-arch meeting of the Wm. B. Lutz Unit 322 of the American Legion Auxiliary will be held March 27 at 8 p.m. Most important business to come up at the meeting will be the selection Of a'girl which the unit will sponsor at the forthcoming Girls State session. For members' consideration before the meeting, a lisfof eligible Saline area girls is given here: Susan Adair, Mary Lou, Balmes, Diuble, Marlene Eiseman, Mary Graden, Eileen Grosshans. Also Louise Guenther, Phyllis Hartman, Marion Johnson, Judy. Jordan, Nancy Keveling, Shirley TCind, Carol Lambarth, Mary Lou Lee, Pat Lenning, Janet Luckhardt, Janet Marion 'Marilyn Martin, Magdalene Raus. The listvOf girls continues:,. Wanda Roehm, Sandra Ross, Ruth Sanderson, Sally Stimpson, Nprma Taylor, Nancy Thompson, Jeanette Wiedmayer, Sallee Wood, and sally Toungs. avin were the others who didn't break into the scoring. A new girls basketball league was formed at the first annual Girls Basketball Banquet, March 15, at the Bates Elementary School all purpose room in Dexter. A four team league was set up with home and home games to be played between ,the following schools, Dexter, Manchester, Chelsea, and Pinckney. A trophey will be presented to the team winning the most games at the end of the season. —_» Mrs. Robert'Raymor. Pinckney coach, explained the fundamentals rules of a league, and led an open discission. Mrs. Jump, Manchester coach, was asked to act as temporary president until the first business meeting next fall when per- manant officers will be elected. The Manohester girls invited all four schools to an all sports play day the last week in April. They will also" sponsor the Basketball Banquet next spring. Each team seated at individual tables, decorated in their ^ school colors on huge shamrocks,' enjoyed a-delecious dinner of City Chicken, whipped potatoes, creamed beans. sala_, ice cream- cookies and milk. The program was _as follows: Invocation, Sharleen Meyers, Dexter; Welcome, Mrs. Judy Duane, Dexter; Toastmistress, Bev Ellsworth, Dexter; Speaker, Mrs. Bette Prater, Womens Physical "Educa- tion Dept. University of Michigan. Entertainment, Manchester basketball team; How to start a basketball league. Mrs. Robert Raymor.
|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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