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! THE REPORTER VOL. 10, NO. 36 — WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1957 "Fastest Growing Weekly in Washtenaw County" 5c PER COPT — $2 PER IEAR *•%■* *& County Chosen For State's August Farm Management Tour Ask No-Toll Dex-Chelsea Telephoning ' DEXTER — Toll-free phone service between Dexter and Chelsea area exchanges will be requested from the Michigan Bell Telephone Co., following action last week in that direction by the Agricultural Enterpren- eurs Farm Bureau group. ' The farm group, meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bradbury, named LaVerne Coy and Erwin Pidd to present the request to Michigan Bell officials. At present, the; extended area phone service for Chelsea exchange customrs provides tool- free dial calls to Ann Arbor and to Manchester . . . but to call Dexter, midway between Chelsea and Ann Arbor, the' Chelsea exchange customers must place the call through a long-distance operator, and pay a toll on the call. Dexter exchange customers can phone Ann Arbor, to their east, and Pinckney, to their north, with a toll-free dial call . . . but Chelsea; an equal distance to the west, can be reached only through the long-distance operator, with a toll call. Coy and Pidd plan to present the request of the group at an early date. Representatives of the local Farm Bureau group stated this week that the request very likely had the backing and approval of a large majority of the phone subscribers in this area. At the time that extended area service was put into effect here, a move to connect Chelsea and Dexter on a toll-free phone hook-up was urged, but no action resulted from that request. _PMfc t&' Honor Hendley For Service On Commission SALINE — James C. Hendley, of Manchester, former member of the Washtenaw Road Commission, was. presented with a scroll signed by all commission employees at the organization's annual service dinner last Friday night at the American Legion Hall in Saline. The framed scroll, with Hend- lej*"s name inscribed in gold, was presented by Norman Gregory, of Dexter, on behalf of the employees. Engraved gold wrist watches were presented to four employees by the commission "for 30 years' service with the roads. In the group were Lambert Esch and Charles Gauss, Manchester, and Robert Barnes and Melvin Dick, of Ann Arbor. Raymond Koch, of the road commission, also made "presentations of awards for shorter periods of service. The. watches awarded had been purchased with funds from the flower account, to which •commission employees have contributed. V DEXTER HIGH SCHOOL'S CLASS OF '57 will hold commencement exercises on June 6, starting "at 8 p.m., at Copeland Auditorium. Principal speaker will be Dr. Frank Hickerson, director of teacher placement at Toledo University. Leading up to that climactic date will be these other graduation events: The senior trip, starting next Tuesday, will take the Plan Stops At Model Farms In Lima, Superior Twps. class to New York City by way of Niagara Falls, will, return the following Saturday. Baccalaureate services will be held the next day, June 2y at Copeland Auditorium with the -Rev. M. Donald Eaton giving the address. Class night will he celebrated June 4, starting at 7:30 p.m., also at the auditorium. ROAD-E-0 SET BACK A WEEK IN SALINE SALINE — Sponsors of the Jaycee Road-E-O contest, which was to have been held last Saturday, have set the date for next Saturday, and are hoping for fair weather. The contest had to be postponed because of rain.- Half of the drivers entering the contest so far are girls, according to Jack Steeb, co-chairman of arrangements with Howard Scruggs. The Road-E-0 contest will begin at 1 p. m., with a written examination at the high school, and then will continue at the driving course on Russell St., where contestants will be graded on a four-part program. Judges will be from the state police and Washtenaw County sheriff's departments. Winner of the local contest will receive a $50 savings bond from the Citizen's Bank; a plaque and an award certificate. The second place winner will receive a $25 bond contributed by Carl Curtiss, and an award certificate. The first prize winner will go to Detroit in June to compete there in a state contest. A national contest^ will be held in August in Washington, D.C. Dexter High's Choice— BRUCE GARY, JANE AYRES, HONORED FOR SCHOLARSHIP DEXTER — Bruce Gary, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gary, 2451 Scio Rd., has been named Valedictorian of the senior class in the Dexter Area Schools. Gary had a 3.81 average He played baseball in the 9th and 10th grades," and was on the Named Head of Saline High Body SALINE — Officers of the student council at the high school elected May 17 by students in the 9th, 10th, and llth grades are: Gary Armbruster, student council in the 9th grade, | president; William Austin,^vice- TV Set Sizzles SALINE — On Tuesday evening, May 14, while Mr. and xMrs. Edward Filsinger," 9476 West Michigan Avenue, were watching a late show on television, a tube burned out in their set. The Saline Fire Department was called and there was much smoke damage but no fire resulted. and class secretary in the 10th grade. He is especially interested in geology and astronomy, and will enter the University of Michigan in the fall to continue these studies. The Salutatorian, Jane Ayres, is a newcomer to Dexter this year. She entered Dexter High School from the Trumansburg, N.Y., high school, last fall. She had a 3.59 average. Jane was very active during her high school career in New York, and a member of a national honor society. In Dexter she has played in the high" school band, served on the school annual staff, and played on the girls' basketball team. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.-John Ayres, 8120 Huron St. Next year, Jane will attend her father's alma mater, Kalamazoo College, where she has been awarded a tutition scholarship. president; Yvonne Bernard, secretary; and Patricia Teachout, treasurer. The student council has charge of assemblies, the sale of activity tickets, sets up rules and regulations for concessions and .arranges for the school pictures to be taken. Dexter Schools, Near Wrap-Up Stage For Year DEXTER — There will be no school in the Dexter Area Schools on May 31 because of Memorial Day. Seniors in the high school will leave from Detroit to go to New York by train on May 28. They will stop at Niagara Falls en- route. Mr. and Mrs. William Dunavin and Mrs. Ruth DeVine are chaperones on the trip. The group will return on June 1. There will be five additional teachers added to the staff next year, according to Wayne Webb. Superintendent of Schools. The Elementary School will have two new teachers, the junior high school, one, and two will be add- Manchester Brochure Tells School Progress Third prize winner will ceive an award certificate. re- The Road-E-0 has been an annual affair since 1950, with the exception of last year when it was not held. It is sponsored locally and nationally by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Inter-Insurance - Exchange, Chrysler Corporation arid Pure Oil Co. MANCHESTER — A recently completed brochure "will be mailed to all families in the Manchester Area School District this week. Prepared in the high school superintendent's office, the publication will contain in- CTTIVTOR WPTTTRr formation on the general finan- ^A-^ ^ Av/AV W -____JL__X__ cial condition of the district; high schoc-l graduation activities; the summer music program; and a summer reading program for children. ANN ARBOR — Washtenaw County has been selected as the host county for Michigan farmers 9th annual Farm Management Tour, to be held Tuesday, August 20. Planning for the big event got into high gear last week, with a meetmg of local committees, extension agents, and Michigan State University representatives at the county building in Ann Arbor. The annual tour, being held for the first time in Washtenaw County, each year attracts anywhere from 1,000.to 1,500 people from all over Michigan and neighboring states . . .and Bill Dexter, head of the steering committee for the event, emphasized that careful planning would help make the Washtenaw tour a memorable occasion for the many expected guests. Two stops, at near-opposite ends of the county, have been planned for the tour. In the* morning, the tour will feature a stop at the Richard Powers farm in Lima Township. Tour planners selected this farm for the many modern developments in dairy management which it illustrates. A noon-time program, including lunch, will feature a talk by Cliff Harden, president of the University of Nebraska. Harden Saline Session Set Tonight To Plan Cub Picnic SALINE — Cub Scouts den mothers and committee men will meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Rapp, at 8 p.m., May 22. Plans will be made for the Cub Scout picnic which will be held June 5. ed to the senior high school. Webb expects there will be four vacancies to be filled. Names of the new teachers are expected to be announced next week. . Saline Party Fetes Mrs. Ida Groeb SALINE — Mrs. Ida Groeb, formerly of Saline, was feted at a birthday party on May 15 given by Mrs. Samuel Lambarth. There were thirteen guests to help Jier "celebrate her 82nd I birthday. .Grandma Groeb nowj lives on. Maple Road with heri son Henry Groeb and family.' I PLANS SET AT SALINE HIGH SALINE'S POPULATION JUMPED HIGH for a few hours on Mother's Day, as all living descendants of Mrs. Amanda Feldkamp gathered at her home on Mill Street for a family reunion. Mrs. Feld- kamp's sons- and1 daughters, their husbands and wives, and their children, came from Ann Arbor, Saline, Dexter and Manchester for the event. "Mother Feldkamp, the one- in whose honor the gathering was held, is shown, half hidden in the crowd of~offspring, midway in the row pf seated ladies. She had a grand time . . . and so did .everyone else. SALINE — Baccalaureate exercises for the Saline High School's 52 seniors will be held at 8 p.m., June 2, at the high school auditorium. Rev. James Johnson, of the high school staff, will give the liturgy; and Rev. Armin Bizer, of St, James «. j Evangelical and Reformed Church, will give the sermon. The program will also include a solo by Joan Austin. Awards night for the class will be at 8 p.m., June 3, in the high school* auditorium. Commencement will be Jneld at 8. p.m., June 6, at Henne Field, if the weather permits. In case of bad weather the program will be held in the high school auditorium. The featured speaker will be Dr. Paul Miller, Director of Cooperation Extension services at Michigan State University. Rev. Alvin Siemsen, of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church, will give the Invocation." Music on the program will be furnished by two seniors, Sally Stimpson and SaHie Haswell. Diplomas will be presented by Alwin Burkhardt, representing the Board of Education. The program has been planned by Mrs. Mildred Haswell, Director of Activities for Commencement Week. Julia In Hospital Mrs. Julia Landwehr, Manchester, is in Jackson Osteopathic hospital with back injuries as a result of a fall at her home. Betty Janes's Husband Hits Big Jackpot DEXTER—Word has been received by Mrs. Erwin Pidd that. her. son-in-law Vern Thalman, of Cloverdale, has won $1,650 prize and txunus in the jackpot puzzle contest of the Chicago American newspaper. He is credited with sending in the only perfect jakcpot puzzle in the contest. In addition to winning the regular $1,500 prize, he also received a 10 per cent bonus for submitting his correct solution on a postcard. Thalman is employed at the Kellogg Co. in Battle Creek. His wife, Betty Jane, is a Stanley demonstrator, and is a frequent - Dexter visitor. Dexter folks will recall the couple was married Oct. 14, 1953, at midnight in the Dexter Methodist Church, because the bride's mother's parents were observing their fiftieth anniversary on Oct. 15, and her father's parents were observing theirs on the 14th. The couple has no special plans for using the puzzle money, but are very excited at receiving it^ Mrs! Pidd said. Her son-in-law likes to work puzzles, but has submitted very few for prizes. in the years "previous to his service in Nebraska, had served as head of the Michigan State College Dep'artraent of Agricultural Economics, and dean of Agriculture at the same school. The afternoon portion of the tour will be spent at the Warren Huff farm in Superior Township. This farm, described by the tour planners as a modern "meat factory," will typefy the "new look" in beef and swine management. Michigan State University specialists, equipped with- visual aids and public address systems, will be on hand at both stops to point out the ways in which the two Washtenaw farms point the path to better farm management. Both Huff and Powers will also be interviewed for "pointers" which they may have to offer on their farm operations. , Committees planning the various phases of the big day are: STEERING COMMTTEE — Bill Dexter, chairman, Don Johnson, FranlT^IcCalla, Raymond Girbach, Leonard Burmeister, George Peterson of the ^Sheriff's Department, and Hi Brown, of Michigan State University. PUBLICITY COMMTTEE — Don Johnson, chairman, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Teft, Howard Heath, Paul Chaffee, Sidney Cook, Art Burroughs, Royal Frederick, Italph Hamilton, John Merri- field, D. N. Roberts, Donald Gill and Don Ruhlig. NOON LUNCH COMMITTEE —Frank McCalla, chairman; Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Reinhart, Mr., and Mrs. Carl Lesser, Mr. and. Mrs. Jack Bradbury, Alwin. Gross and Hermar. Koenn. NOON PROGRAM COMMITTEE—Raymond Girbach, chairman; Raymond McCalla, Charles -. Leveretti, Leroy Heller and. Wes Amsdill. CONCESSIONS COMMITTEE; —LeLonard Burmeister, chairman; Bob Mast, Russ McCalla,, and Marvin Boss. To handle the possible traffic- problem posed by the expected large influx of guests, a number of members of the Washtenaw sheriff's posse, and a group of uniformed Junior Deputies, will be on duty with the tour throughout the day. Their work will be under the direction of George Peterson, of the Sheriffs Department. LOLA DELL TO ATTEND 1957 GIRL'S STATE SALINE — Lola Dell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Dell, has been selected to represent Saline High School at Girl's I State, to be held in Ann Arbor, June 18-22. Lola is a junior at Saline High, and is particularly interested in government. Patricia Teaehout, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Teachout, was selected as alternate. Patricia is a junior and has just been elected treasurer of next year's student council in the high school. Girl's State is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. The group will meet at Alice Lloyd House on the University Campus. They will elect officers and set up a mock state government. Delegates will attend a state meeting and from there representatives will be sent to a national meting in Washington, D. C.
|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.|
|Subject/Keywords||Washtenaw County (Mich.) Newspapers; Saline (Mich.) Newspapers;|
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