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PHONE NEWS, ADS NO 3-4066 THE BEPOETEB THE REPORTER VOL. 10, NUMBER 38—WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 19C7. ii Fastest Growing Weekly In Washtenaw County 5C PER COPT — $2 PER YE_J_a 55* 3fcr >T High Number Of Arrests Cut Traffic Toll-Kla Wonder How Much? \ Bess Tells How To Get Cost By Bess Tefft SALINE. — With the bond issue for a proposed Saline area high school set at $1,650,000, some specific information on millage and tax levies to retire the debt can now be given— A tax schedule including bond retirement and interest for the combined old and proposed new debt has been arranged by the Board of Education, and its legal advisors. Assuming a 1959 state equalized valuation of 517 million, and with the expected $1 million increase per year for three years, the levy on the indebtedness would start at 6 mills, rise to 7.4 the following year, fluctuate between 7 mills and 7.5 until 1967, when the curve would level and then drop off to 3.8 in 30 years. What do' these figures mean in terms of your own assessed valuation? Property assessed at $1,000 in Pittsfield becomes $2155" when equalized; in Saline township, it is $1,930; in Freedom, $1,798; in York, $1,779; in Lodi. $1,746; in Bridgewater, $1,735; and in the City of Saline, $1,573. Knowing your own property assessment, you can multiply and find your total equalized valuation. Since 7.5 is .the top millage which would be levied for the entire school debt, old and new,- let's translate this into actual cost in the various townships and Saline. Actual tax at 7.5 mills (after valuations have been equalized) would run per $1,000 assessed valuation in Pittsfield, $16.16; in Saline township, $14.47; in Freedom, $13.48; in York, $13.34; in Lodi, $13.09; in Bridgewater, $13.01, and in the "city of Saline $11.80. (These figures may vary a few cents when carried out to four decimals . . . which I didn't do ... ) Keep in mind that the above levies are the highest you might expect. According to the table of proposed debt retirement, this high of 7.5 would be levied only one year—1967. Both before and after that time the figures are less, varying from 6 mills, in 1957 to 3.8 in 1987. If you'pklike a long view of the cost, the average millage on the debt over a period of 30 years would be 6.04. You can multiply this by your equalized valuation and obtain a reasonable idea of the yearly cost to you for the proposed area high school. The Board of Education is urging a "yes" vote at this time since it would allow them at least six months for selling the bonds to the best advantage. A bond issue that fails to pass cannot be voted upon in its original form again until six months have elapsecl. Should this occur —and the issue be passed later —the board would be pressed to sell more quickly, and might have to assume a higher interest rate in^rder to assure construction by spring. Who buys school bonds? Spec-, ial bonding companies whose business is confined to schools. These companies then re-sell to individuals and investors, rely- . ing upon the quantity of business handled for their profits. School bonds are known as qual- ,:?*V £ / ..flHKr*?_____: Memorial Day Rites Honor War Dead MEMORIAL DAY OBSEBVANCES THROUGHOUT WASHTENAW COUNTY last week honored our war dead. Typical was the parade and the ceremony at Saline, as pictured here by Dave Giltrow. Dressed informally, but all carrying their flags, the three lasses at the left were part of the colorful scene at Oakwood Cemetery. v Beady j:or a booming business from thirsty parade-view ers were the three soft-drink Merchants at the right. Their stand on Michigan Avenue featured TWO cash registers, the extra one evidently kept "on the ready" beneath the stand, just in case husiness came too fast for the other alone. The American/Legion firing squad is shown at attention in the photo at the left, and at the right is seen the group from the Sheriff's Mounted Posse, which took part in the parade. County Democrats Plan Chelsea Meet CHELSEA — Washtenaw County Democrats will" meet Thursday, June 13, 8 p.m., at the CIO Hall, 113 South Main Street in Chelsea. All interested Democrats are invited to attend, according to Mrs. Howard Biackenburg, of Ypsilanti, county chairman. ified bonds because they are backed by the State bf Michigan. An informative brochure, reviewing the* tax picture, is in preparation, and the sketches and plans of the proposed school are at the printers. These brochures will soon be vailable to everyonet and the plans as .con-, ceived to date will be further publicized. - Area residents are iijvited to submit appropriate questions in writing to me at 1880 Textile Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Those of broad and general uir terest will be answered in these columns. FINANCE GROUP NAMED FOR MANCHESTER LITTLE LEAGUE MANCHESTER — The community's summer recreation program is sponsored by the public schools and financed by the village council and Community Chest, with the Red Cross assisting with the waterfront program. Since this setup does not include the outfitting of athletic teams, a committee was selected at -the meeting of the Little League fathers and sponsors last week, to devise a plan for this part of the program. Rev. Karl Rest, Charles Miller and Al Simmons are on this finance committee. Uniforms are available from past seasons for the Babe Ruth team. There are four Little League teams with nothing to distinguish them as Yankees. Tigers. White Sox and Dodgers. T- shirts bearing these names Can be purchased in team size lots to uniform the boys and make the teams more interesting for the public to watch. The committee is set up to handle finances for'the Baseball Division of the summer recreation program, and to be responsible for uniforms and equipment. In this way, supplies can be carried from one season to the next, team interest can be maintained, and the public will have a better idea of what is happening during the recreation events. Interested individuals, places of business and organizations wishing to help 'the cause may send or give their contributions to any member of the committee. Checks can be made out to Baseball Division, S.R.P. SAT,TNE—Mrs. Paul Alber, of Arkona Kd., returned home from St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital last week, on her way to recovering from recent surgery. Plan Dance Season Wind-up Friday At Pittsfield Grange ANN ARBOR — The last square dance for the season will be held Friday, June 7, at the Pittsfield Grange Hall, Saline- Ann Arbor Road, from 8:30 to 11--"30. Shortie and Dorothy Hoffmeyer will do the calling as usual for the evening. All Grange members are cordially invited to. attend as guests. A carry-in lunch will be served, and the following committee will be active: Mr. and Mrs. Dan Campbell, Mr, and Mrs. Walter Gutekunst Jr., and Mr. .and Mrs. Dick Losey. The group plans to resume the dances in the fall. Saline High School Alumni Banquet Will Re-Unite Grads This Saturday SALINE — The Annual Alum-1 ni Banquet for Saline High School grads will be held this Saturday evening at the Saline Elementary Sehool . . . and the Alumni Dance will follow in the high school gym. Tlie banquet, to be prepared by the Women's Guild of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed church, is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m.. and the dance will start at 9:30. According to Mrs. Elmer Cammet, secretary of tlie Alumni group, about 120 reservations have already been made for the event... and it's hoped that the final total will reach 200. Included among the folks who already have made reservations are two from the 50-year class of 1907. They are Edwin Eaul, of Parma, Michigan, and Mrs. Lillian Sanford Cramer, of California. There were 10 members in the class of 1907. The 25-year class of 1932 will have at least 15 representatives present at the reunion. They are: Mrs. Dorothy Gordon Goffe. Ann Arbor, Mrs. Helen Armbruster Griffin, Saline, Ralph Harwood, Saline, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Niethammer, Saline, Hollis Carr, Saline, Mrs. ' Irene Fitzgerald Coler, Hillsdale, Mrs. Eileen Girbach McCalla, Whitmore Lake, Mrs. Ruth Trout Klein- schmidt. Ann Arbor, and Mrs. Sylvia Hertler Camburn, Saline. Also Mrs. Margaret McCord Lyke, Mrs. Katherine Burg Bauer, of Clinton, Mrs. Mildred Hoeft Jewell, Milan, Mrs. Lucille Schmidt Steffey, Ann Arbor, and Mrs. Alberta Heininger Grant. Superintendent Calder, head of the Saline Schools in 1932, will also be present. . David Cuff, president -of the Alumni Association, will head the meeting, and Don Jaeger will serve as toastmaster. The program will include performances by some students of Mary Lou Gall's dance studio. The banquet planners are also hoping to secure Qirista Breitkreutz as a speaker for the occasion. Christa, one of Saline's first visitors under the Youth for Understanding programs, has been studying medicine at the University .of Berlin, since her graduation from Saline High and her return to Germany. She is here in Saline on vacation now, and staying at the home of .Mr. and Mrs. George Wood, her hosts during her original stay in the U. S. Those wishing to make reservations for the Alumni Banquet may do so by calling Mrs." Cam- met. -'"MRS. HELEN STARLING. Saline's woman traffic cop, was singled out for special honors in a surprise ceremony last week at the Elementary School. Joseph ZabelsM, of the American Auto Associa tion is shown handing Mrs. Starling a handsome plaque citing her for her contribution to traffic safety in the past. Mrs. Starling has* been a familiar sight to motorists on Michigan Avenue, as she controls the flow of traffic on that thoroughfare to allow children to walk to and from school in safety. Engels To Attend Their Daughter's Graduation Rites SALINE — Today Rev. and Mrs. H. L. Engel will -travel to Saginaw, to attend the graduation of their daughter Anita, scheduled .for Thursday. The ceremonies, \ af* the Michigan Lutheran Seminary, will' mark the finish of Anita's studies there. She plans to enter a branch sehool of Carnegie Tech, in Detroit, to prepare for a career as a medical assistant. Dragnet Produces i Catch ANN ARBOR — Sheriff Erwin Klager last Monday happily released some favorable traffic statistics for the Memorial holiday period. From midnight last Wednesday through Sunday midnight, there were only 20 accidents recorded at the sheriffs headquarters. These included 15 property-damage accidents. The property damage was all to automobiles involved in the accidents, and was estimated by Klager at a total of $6,190. Injuries were suffered by five persons . . but there were no fatalities. In contrast, Sheriff Klager reported a high number of arrests during the same period. Klager's blotter showed 119 persons arrested ... in most cases for drunkenness. The sheriff's crew also issued warnings to 100 drivers of vehicles. '"** "I'm certain that the high number of arrests and warnings helped tp prevent further damage on the highways," Klager commented. The sheriffs crew logged more than 10,000 miles in their patrol of county roads-during the period. They were assisted by four National Guardsmen and six Auxiliary Policemen. Net result was a Memorial holiday traffic toll about 20 per cent lower than that of last year, according to Klager. MANCHESTER—Mary Ahrens and Alice Dennis, graduated last Wednesday from Manchester High School, have jobs with" the Michigan* Bell Telephone Company. Ann Arbor. They started work this week Tuesday. Lots of good luck. M.H.S. TOUR DRAWS 100 MONDAY' NIGHT MANCHESTER — A turn-out estimated at approximately 100 persons last Monday night toured Manchester High School and heard reports of Superintendent Robert Masten and the school board on past progress and plans for the future. The "open house," held ' in place of the annual meetings scheduled in years past, drew most of its guests from the rural portions of the Manchester Area School District, according to Luther Klager, president of the school'board. Featured, in addition to the inspection of the new high school and the reports of the school leaders, was a brief concert by the high school choral I group, and a refreshment period.! "Delayed Action" Shell Gets George Merriman MANCHESTEB — Thirty- eight years after the end of World War I hostilities, George Merriman last Saturday became a World War I casualty! The genial Manchester postmaster had gone unscathed through the war itseH . . . but last Saturday the artillery got him. George had a shrapnel shell, an ominous-looking souvenir of the European battlefields .. .and it was that shell which struck him down after all these years- He had taken the shell to his workshop behind the Mer- rimans' home on Duncan Street. Not at all sure whether the round was "live" or not, George apparently tested it by throwing it oitb the door of the workshop. It was a "live" one, all light. It exploded with a bang that was mightily reminiscent of a World War 1 heavy artillery barrage. .Several pieces of shrapnel struck Merriman. He was taken to "University Hospital, in Ann Arbor, for emergency)! treatment of his injuries.* He has since returned home, and is doing nicely, but must go go back to University Hospital daily for additional care. George has no intention- of applying for the Purple Heart. He just wants, to forget the whole affair! Deadline Nearing , For Candidates In Dexter Election DEXTER—The annual school election for the Dexter Community Schools, Washtenaw and I_iv*~ ingston Counties, will be held on Monday, July 8, 1957. The terms of office of Jay L. Bradbury and Munnis J. Kenny expire this year/In the J|jly 8 election it will be necessary to elect two Board of Education members for three year terms. Nominating petitons may be obtained at the office of the Superintendent of Schools at 2704 Baker Road, Bates Elementary School. To obtain the printing of the names of any candidate for member of the board on the ballot, said candidate shall file nomination petitions with the Secretary of the Board at the office of the Superintendent of Schools, 2704 Baker. Road, Dexter, Bates Elementary School, riot later than 4 o'clock p.m. on the 20th day prior to the date of the election. Each petition shall be signed by not less than 25 qualified school electors of the district. No elector shall sign petitions for more candidates than are to be elected. Dexter Firemen Battle Blaze Monday At Dump DEXTER — A fire .which started in the Dexter Village dump near Baker Road last Monday was put out by the local fire crew after an hour-and-a- half battle. The blaze, evidently started by someone dumping trash and then setting fire to it_, . . both acts unauthorized . . . spread from the dump and was threatening the property of Charles Dunham when the fire department was called.
|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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