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%• / PHONE NEWS, ADS NO 3-4066 THE REPORTER VOLUME 11, NUMBER 10 — WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1957 "Fastest Growing Weekly In Washtenaw County -55 5c PER COPY — $2 PER 3__E_lfi T rin Action See Sputnik Scare As Vindication Of 'Saline KS.' Plan SALINE — Far from having been caught napping by Sputnik, Saline schools two years ago went into an accelerated mathematic sand science pro- .grarn, and have plans for the future so up-to-date that the public may not recognize the names of some of the projected courses. „ . Saline's progressive science curriculum, , similar -' in some ways to that announced Sunday by Detroit's Cass High School, was begun in 1956, the result of studies made by the Ford Foundation in Detroit. The only other school system, large or small, offering the program in this area is Edsel Ford High School, in Dearborn, where the program' was launched in 1955 with the aid of Ford Foundation personnel, and where High School Principal El-' mer Houghton and George Bonich, head of- the science department here, studied it that year. The math program, .also in its second year, has earned the interest and approval of University of Michigan authorities, who have agreed to admit to the University any student certified by the. SaUne schools as being qualified. The math program combines algebra and geometry in 9th and 10th grades in a course called "Functional mathematics." Advanced aigebra is taught in the llth grade; triginometry and solid geometry in the 12th. And, according to math department head Mrs. Homer Kuebler, "if we got a group through early, we'd start them on calculus." Saline is unusual in this area, in offering four full years of math. Most European High schools, on the other hand, do include calculus. Plans for-future alterations in the math department, Mrs. Kuebler indicated, include a series of conferences with elementary school teachers to determine exactly how much should be accomplished in each grade; an effort to separate the students into sections, on the basis of ability, from the. 7th grade up; and plans to begin algebra with the more advanced section in the 8th grade. ■ Plans for future science courses, to be offered as soon as facilities permit, include the advancement of the" entire program one grade earlier and the possible addition of courses in astronomy, physiography, and "air and space." Scheduled for next year, according to Bonich: "We will attempt to cover modern physics, rather, than the old Newtonian physics." Propected areas of study: atomic theory, relativity, light amplification, and photos. (In the past two weeks, secientists on both sides of the Iron Curtain have announced work on a potential "photonic drive" which would theoretically allow a space ship to travel at the speed of light.) Said Bonich of the development: "I think it probable that they have already worked out the mathematics of the problem and are working on the second step, application of the principle.") • The high school science program is also geared to students divided on the basis of ability, includes required courses in biology, chemistry, and physics, and advanced, elective courses in all three. The latter are open to all capable students, qualify them for college, and allow them to enroll in the accelerated college 'freshman-science courses. All textbooks used" are up-to- date, Bonich said, and new ones soon to be published will be revised still further. "We hope to improve as much, as fast, as possible,-" Bonich said. "At this'time, we lack facilities, having only one room with space arid storage problems. But the new high school will provide three- rooms, with possible expansion into a fourth; there will be facilities designed to help exceptional students, an special work areas." "Our Saline students don't flunk out of college, science classes,' 'he- added. "Forty per cent go on* to college—a very high number—and I've watched them. They go on and do good work." All of the ^lementary grades have some simple science studies, Bonich pointed out, including the kindergarten. SKATERS WAIT FOR WEATHER IN SALINE SALINE — Further preparation of the city's ice-skating rinks will be dependent largely upon the weather, according to Gerald Coe, chairman of the city Parks and Recreation Commission. "Unless there is goocl weather, it will be-impossible to prepare the lower end of the school diamond for skating," Coe said. "We'll level it when it dies out." "We also want to ridge around the tennis court and flood that," Coe added. Such ridging can't be either permanent concrete or a seasonal blacktop, to be removed each spring. No final decision will be made pending consultation with City Council and Board of Education, Coe added. Second Audit Of Dun-Rose JBboks Must Precede Plans For Possible Construction A group of Dun-Rose Homes creditors, meeting in Detroit yesterday afternoon, a pointed a steering committee made up of three of their number, to arrange for another audit of the debtor firm. An earlier audit, given-by the company's owner, Frank Vilardi at the insistance of the creditors had* been termed "by no means conclusive" by a spokesman for the group. . The creditors combine "hasn't given up" the possibility of finishing the Golden Acres. Subdivision work here, according to David Killins, one of the group, but since there is some doubt Mixed Feelings Greet Senior Rec Proposal SANTA'S MAILBOX was set up last Sat urday at the center of town in Saline . . . and immediately a young friend of Santa's put the box in use. Erected as part of the Saline Chambcr-of Commerce Christmas sea son program. The mailbox will assure delivery tf__' all mail to Santa Claus. And just as promp t will be Santa's reply* addressed through the mail to all youngsters who write him. SALINE — A baptism ceremony was held Sunday at* St. James E. & R. church, in Saline township, for Cindy Lee Kohler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Kohler, of near Ypsilanti. Sponsors were the mother's brother and sister, Raymond and Miss Alice Buss. ANN ARBOR — Charles McCalla, well-known to farmers throughout Washtenaw County, celebrated his birthday last Monday. Mrs. Lillian Dieterle Feted On Birthday SALINE — An entire family gathered Sunday to celebrate the 70th birthday of Mrs. Lillian Dieterle, at her home with her son Rudolph, on'Scio Church Rd. Forty relatives attended the family dinner, including three brothers, four sisters, all of Mrs. Dieterle's six children, and all but two of her 15-grandchildren. Mrs. Dieterle was remembered with a card shower from friends, many of whom called in the afternoon to pay respects. Born Nov. 22, 1887, in Lodi township, she is the widow of the late Herman Dieterle. .She moved to her son's home seven years ago. Present at the celebration Sunday were six children and their families: Mr. and Mrs. Norwin Raus and.Iamily; Rudolph Dieterle, Edwin Dieterle and family,. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Dieterle and family, Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Dieterle arid •family, and Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Haab and.family. Also present were theree brothers "and their wives, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Luckhardt, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Luckhardt, and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Luckhardt; and four'sisters and their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Staebler, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Herter, Mr. and Mrs%. Clarence Trinkle, and Mr. and Mrs. David Wahl. All live in or near" Lodi township, •One grandchild was kept away by mumps; another, Edward Raus, is in service with the U. S. Navy, stationed in California. Two other family birthdays, '■ those of Mrs. Walter Luckhardt and Mrs. Norwin Raus, Jr., fall on Nov. 22. AUXILIARY MEETS SALINE — Eighteen JCC Axillary members and guests met last week at the home of Mrs. Robert Katz, Maple Road, to discuss holiday decorations and to observe the 7th anniversary of the Axiliary Nov. 21."- STDLL HOPING FOR THANKSGIN^TNG PIE are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Dresselhouse, West Michigan Avenue, Saline. Three delicious Dresselhouse pies, prepared hy Mrs. D. herself, were recently stolen from the warming oven above by thieves . . . who, incidentally, aLso made off with the Dressel-^ House truck. The truck was recovered last- wek in Kalamazoo . . . but the pies apparently are gone forever. But Shirley, 14, Reuben Jr., 6, and Kay, 9, are hoping that their mother will have time to whip up some'replacements for tomorrow's feast. , ' ■ " "- Saline—Is- a recreation program for senior citizens needed or wanted here? Salinians this week weren't sure. Generally, they thought not this year— maybe next year. The question was posed by the city Parks and Recreation Commission after a meeting at the hoine of chairman Gerald Coe. Such a "senior" program, if one were set up, would supplement the city's summer recreation for children, now in its third year .and deemed "extremely successful by members of the commission. The purpose of a senior recreation program, according to chairman Coe, would be "to promote social and recreational activities for older people." Members of the seven-man Recreation Commission, each of whom represents a civic or service organization in the area, will discuss the idea with their own groups before the January meeting of the Recreation Commission. Local citizens and civic leaders "agreed that the idea -deserved some thought. Two local pastors felt there was a need for such a program, eventually if not at once.-Said one: "These folks are lonely; there should be somepoint of fellowship, but the same people are 5n ATT, the committees. There are some who are neglected." Said another: "I have felt there was a segment of popula tion here which should be provided for . . . our community is- different, in that our older people are still youthful. Nevertheless, I woiffd be in -favor of exploring the idea. As time moves on, that segment bf our population which needs recreational aid will increase tremendously; and we should be prepared." Said Mrs. Alice Martin: "Reading circles and panel discussions would be interesting. There is a need for a study of current issues." Mrs. Martin was 17 years a teacher. Said Jack Brookins: "You bet your life there's a need for that! There ought to be a swimming pool here. There ought to be baseball, badminton, volleyball, jand tennis!" 1 Several felt the proposed recreation would be a fine idea— for- somebody else. Said Mrs. William Stierle dubiously, "Well ... I think it would be nice to have, but I couldn't go." Agreed Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hack: "Most people have their owji recreation. There's Grange, Tri-County, recreation at Saline township hall, and so many Farm Bureau, groups that older people go to. There doesn't seem to be much need at this time." Said Mrs. David Wahl: "WeU, others might be interested. But we are happy and active in family and church affairs; and I definitely feel that the church must come first. Our city is al ready over-organized; most people up to 65-70 years old are pretty well busy. More organizations might detract still further from the ones that are of i first importance." Said Jim Gross:' "Oh, boy, that's a hard question! Most of us are pretty well occupied with churches, bowling, and so on. I do think someone should put in a public swimming pool . . . not the city itself, but some nonprofit organization perhaps."__ And finally, said Reuben Visel: "The people over 50 are getting too busy now, going to all these committees and so on. They haven't even got time to cook any more!" Requests-for further opinions are still out; anyone with a view on .the matter, either for or against it, is asked to contact Mrs. Bessie Collins, phone 57. _Mrs. Gordon Esch was elected treasurer of the Recreation Commission at the meeting, and a report was received from Tom N. Johnson, director of the children's recreation program last year, which gave a figure of 3000 as the total number of youngsters enrolled in the eight- week program.-- Members of the commission, however, pointed out that the number is misleading, since one child would be counted each time he participated in any phase of the program. The total given as participating in the swimming program (1500) was also mis leading, for the same reason, the group agreed. Nevertheless, the program provided swimming, baseball for 12 teams, and arts and crafts classes to *a growing number of Saline area youngsters at a cost of less than $2400 TAYLORS MARK 25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY SALINE — Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth Taylor, Monroe Street, recently enjoyed a week's visit in New York City, in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary. Earner this month the Taylors had been honored by their daughters, Karen and Anne, and Anne's husband, Pvt. Howard Tommelein, also in observance of the silver wedding. And the entire celebration was topped off nicely when the Taylors returned from New York. Awaiting them at their home was a brand-new color television set,- which Kenneth won recently in a Kroger Stores competition. Taylor, manager of a Kroger store in Ann Arbor, posted the greatest gain-in sales during the contest, and thereby won the TV set. It was installed at the Taj^ors' home while they were in New York .... and greeted them as a complete surprise On their return. as to the adequancy of the first audit, no final decision can be made until the financial condition of the Dun-Rose venture has been definitely determined by another audit. - The steering committee, appointed at the two-hour Detroit meeting was authorized to assess each creditor 1 per cent of his bill, in order to finance the second audit. Committee members -are Carl Isaacson, of Killins Gravel Co., Ann Arbor, Leslie Rose, of the Advance Mortgage Co., Detroit, and Lee Draper, of the Draper- Building Supply, Detroit. Approximately 50 persons attended the meeting. Almost 100 creditors of the firm have been contracted, Killins said.' Their bills range from $1.50 to $113,000. A meeting of the steering committee is slated for next Monday. About 20 of the unfinished homes in the subdivision have been sold, most of them to young Saline area families, who made down ^payments ranging from $500 to' $1600. NAME MARTY TO C. OF C. COMMITTEE SALINE — Inspecial action last Monday evening, the Saline* Chamber" of Commerce unanimously elected Martin Hemenway to the position on the organization's executive boardv recently .vacated .by .Robert Moon. SALINE — A gala Christmas season will open in Saline Friday and Saturday with special sale days, the lighting of Christmas decorations, and the arrival of Santa Claus. A request has been sent to the Weather Man for- a gentle falling of snow. Friday and Saturday are "Dol-- lar Days" in all Chamber of. Commerce member stores". "There are some exceptionally fine values planned- for the sales," said Ken Rogers, C. of C. president. "This is not just a sale of minor items, not just an inventory clearance. There are some excellent buys available." At 6 p.m. Friday, the Christmas lights will go on all over the business district. There is no master switch; the connections are made in a number of stores, and lighting will be done by the merchants themselves. The arrival of Santa Claus (who sometimes goes under the pseudonym of Oscar Weber) will highlight Saturday. Bearing . candy supplied by Rotary on this first visit, Santa's first chore on each weekly visit will be collection of mail from the Santa mailbox set up last week on Keveling's corner. Santa will then visit each— of the stores cooperating in the program, visiting with children and giving prize cards to the Santa Prize drawing .on Dec. 21. Children will receive another prize card for each" chat with Santa. Other special events through the Christmas season include a Window Shopper's Day. Dec. 7, which features- free prizes to shoppers; a free Christmas show for children, two hours long, *at the high school auditorium, Dec. 14; and the drawing for prizes from Santa on Dec.'21. -/.
|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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