1958-07-30; Saline Reporter
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Local Fire Crew Does Great Job In Battling Blazes At Karl Bird Farm A four-hour battle with a blazing strawstack and haystack kept Saline firemen busy Saturday afternoon at the Karl Bird farm, at 960 Judd Rd. The alarm was sent in by Mrs. Bird after her eight-year-old son, Dan, and a friend John Welter, also 8, notified her of the fire. Handicapped by a lack of water, firemen were able to control the fire only after a tanker from the Milan Fire Department arrived at the scene; but an adjacent chicken coop that caught fire from sparks was saved. The straw and hay nad been stacked there only two days before, Bird said. In the picture sequence above, left to right: Firemen on the henhouse roof line up a ladder to push burning hay away from the building. In second photo, the burning hay topples as the crew hoses it from the ground. In the back- I. ground can be seen a second spray being directed over the barn roof to., the north, to prevent spread of the blaze. In third photo, the twosome on the roof put the finishing touches on the fire near the building . . . and in the fourth picture, the crewmen and the Birds stand on alert to keep the embers under control. Lost in the fire were more than 1,000 bales of hay and straw, and four hens out of the 250 which had resided in the damaged henhouse. No cause for the fire has been definitely determined. A report that an unidentified man had been near the scene "playing with matches" was investigated without results. The VOLUME U, NUMBER 45—WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 1958 (First With All the Local News ,» 76 PER COPY—$3 PER YEAR C. OF C. ASKS FOR EXTENDED PHONE HOOK-UP '.Miss Babe Ruth9 To Be Crowned At Teen Dance Entries are still open through Wednesday for the second annual JC-sponsored Babe Ruth Queen contest, it was announced today. Judges at the local contest, to be held during Teen Club festivities Friday at the High School, include Nancy Ceronsky, of The Saline Reporter"staff; Russell Hansen, of the Saline Observer; and Bob Chez, WOIA disk jockey who conducts the Teen Club's weekly Record Hop. The contest is open to girls age 13 to 15 years old inclusive, who may enter the contest by filling out the coupon (below) and taking it to Don Rapp, 281 Lawson street, Saline. Winner of the local contest will compete for the title of Miss Babe Ruth in the county- wide contest August 6. Junior Chamber of Commerce chairman of the affair is Merrit Martin, Jr. Bob Harrison will act as master of ceremonies for the event. The Teen Club, now operating under city auspices with its own teen-age steering committee, has increased membership to 178 local youngsters. The Teen Club opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Judging will be held at 9 p.m. Karen's Concert Rained Out, Re-scheduled A scheduled appearance by Miss Karen Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Taylor, as guest soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra July 22 was postponed because of rain. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Niethammer and Mr. and Mrs. Max Ross are the proud grandparents of Robert Ross Niethammer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard, born July 14. Six pounds 4 ounces. Miss Taylor's appearance has been rescheduled to August 7, when her portion of the evening concert will be broadcast over radio station WJR between 9 and 10 p.m. She will play the Beethoven Second Concerto for piano. Miss Taylor, a senior at the University of Michigan School of Music, was listed for a guest appearance with the Detroit Symphony after she was the winner in a recent audition for the purpose. The rain-out concert went off the air soon after its opening and the remainder of the broacast was devoted to studio recordings. Saline's 4w». biggest building projec^K "t^bb* showing good progress last week. The Saline Community Hospital, a portion of which is shown above, was readied for floor- ponring operations when'building committee head Bill Britain, architect Frank Carson, and contractor Rueben Finkbeiner gathered for one of their frequent consulations last Saturday. """""""And below, the new high school is shaping up satisfactorily despite delays caused by steel shortages. Among the converging Le- gionaires and Auxiliary members at Detroit's Convention this week-end were Mrs. Ralph Bo- wen, Mrs. Orville Finkbeiner (in August to be installed as Auxilliary president), and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Uphaus. Says Mrs. Bowen of the Thursday- through-Sunday conclave: "It was fine!" >>»^sr^N»^s»#^r#N»^#s»^#^s»^»^s»^s»srjNr^s»^»v#sr^>#»»#^»-»^#-4' Babe Ruth Queen The second annual contest to choose a queen for the Saline Babe Ruth team is now in progress. The contest is sponsored by the Jaycees and is open to girls age 13 to 15 years old inclusive. The local judging will take place on August 1 at the Saline Teen Club. The winner here will be entered in the county-wide contest to be held on August G. Entries should be sent to Donald D. Rapp, P. O. Box 402, Saline, Michigan. - Entry Blank PAT JOHNSON ESSAY TAKES STATE HONOR In Saline's first entry within memory in the American Legion Auxiliary statewide citizenship - essay ^contest,, a jSaline student captured third place in a field of 4600 essays. She is Patricia Ann Johnson, Saline High School graduate and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johnson, of 494 S. Ann Arbor street. Her essay on "Citizenship — an Honored Privilege" was one of 67 essays written in March by Saline High School students and was selected by the American Legion Auxiliary here to. enter in the Michigan department contest. Of the 4600 essays written by Michigan students throughout the state, 66 were forwarded to be entered in the department. Six prizes were awarded, three in each of two groups. "I do not believe that Saline ever sent entries before," said Mrs. Ralph Bowen, Auxiliary president, today. "So naturally we are all thrilled at such fine results the first time." Miss Johnson's essay, placing third in the "senior group," won its author $15. Claims Lack Has Sent Business, By Peggy Flook Chamber of Commerce merchants Monday night unanimous endorsed the need for extended area telephone service and urged Saline area residents to vote "YES" in the current poll. "It has been stated and proved that business and industry have located elsewhere because of the lack of such service in the Saline area," a spokesman for the group said. "We recommend that those who have not yet voted should do so very soon, and we urge them to vote for the service." """" rA postcard poll of subscribers has been under way for several weeks, launched by the General Name Address Phone , Age Boy, 3, Injured A three-year-old boy, Michael Roup, of near Belleville, was reported in "fair condition" at St, Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor this week, after he fell from his parents' car on US-112 near Woodside Trailer Camp Thursday. The boy was treated at the scene by a passing physician before he was taken to the hospital with severe lacerations of the head and face, state police said. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Roup, of Willis Rd. NEW CURBS, SIDEWALK COMING IN DOWNTOWN SALINE STRETCH New sidewalks and curbing are scheduled in the downtown business district on W. Michigan avenue, Mayor Henry Leutheuser announced today. The street in the affected area will be raised as much as nine inches on the south side, three inches in the middle, so that the present three-step curbing can be made a standard one-step curb. The improvements will cover about the same length on the north side: The work is to go forward immediately Leutheuser said; the decision was taken in a special meeting of City Council Tuesday morning. "About time we fixed up the business district as well as the streets elsewhere in town," the mayor said. All unpavecL streets in town were coated with chloride Monday to keep down dust. The job was done by a 5000-gallon tank truck at a cost of $330. Convalescent Home Has New Owners The Saline Convalescent Home is under new management and ownership this week, and Mrs. C. Donald Miller, who had operated the home since July 1, 1956, has already left for Bra- denton, Fla., where she has-purchased *a 40-bed convalescent home. New owners of the Saline establishment are Dr. Cecil B. Jackson, D. O., of Livonia; Graham Bailey, and Mrs. George Campbell, also of Livonia. Mrs. Campbell, a practical nurse, intends to reside in Saline, with her husband and 16-year-old daughter. She will operate the home. Dr. Bailey will not practice here but will continue practice at his offices in Garden City and Northville. He is also the owner of a 200-acre farm near Jackson, where he raises -the only "Dexter" cattle in Michigan. They are small beef cattle. The management change went into effect Monday. Saline Firemen and their families will have a picnic, literally, Sunday at the City Park . . . a luscious chicken dinner; each family cooking and bringing its own chicken. Building Permits Issued for $7,500 Building permits totalling $7,650 have been issued by City Council: To Speedway Petroleum Corp., on West Michigan, to install two new 6,000 gallon gas tanks, $1,750; to Arthur Miller, 306 N. Ann Arbor, for remodelling and addition'to front porch, $500; to Walker's 5 cent to $1 store, to remodel front, $2,800; to Basil Badour, 210 W. McKay, for aluminum siding on house and garage, $1,350; to Edward Fischer, 211 Russell, for remodelling, $750; to Frank's Texaco station, W. Michigan ave., addition to northeast corner, $500.' In other action, Council last week approved the issuance of $20,000 in Revenue Bonds for the Roeseh sewer; moved that Kegle Construction Co. be given the contract for installing sidewalk in Golden Acres and for curb and gutter around the island in the subdivision; and accepted a $5,000 performance bond for improvements to be installed in Rolling Acres subdivision, off Henry street. The bond covers installation of storm and sanitary sewers, water, curb and gutter, sidewalk, and blacktopping streets' in the development by Jerome Building Co., of Detroit. The city also approved installation of a new water line to the site of the new postoffice on E. Michigan avenue, at the expense of the builder, L. Z. StilL ' Telephone Co., at Chamber of Commerce urging. About 1300 cards were sent out, and more than 600 have been returned, according to O.W. Beagle, general manager of the company. The postcard replies are still coming in and the telephone company has set no closing date on the issue, Beagle said. If the area vote is favorable, equipment for extended area service could not be put into operation until 1960, Beagle has explained. The change - over would take about two years from the time the community requested it. The postcard poll covers extended area-service to and from Ann Arbor only. No query has been made as to extended service to Ypsilanti and other nearby communities. * * * In other action, Chamber of Commerce members voted to grant permission to Little Leaguers up to 19 years old to solicit funds from merchants for future baseball activities; and agreed to sponsor a "Know Your Saline" contest again at the Saline Community Fair. The Know-Saline quiz contest last year was an off-the-cuff time filler invented on the spot by Ken Rogers. It was one of the most successful events of the Fair. DIAL SYSTEM AUGUST 17 AS PLANNED *"The announced August 17 date for conversion of Saline area phones to the dial system is still in force, according to L L. Fry, division manager of General Telephone Co. In Saline Friday on an equipment-inspection trip, Fry announced that conversion work is "right on schedule," with two additional men now on line testing work in the rural areas, and each line being checked to be sure it is up to standard. Inspection and testing is continuous, Fry said, to produce a phone system that is "tops in every way." Sidewalk Sale days- are coming soon! Watch these pages for the big news.
|Title||1958-07-30; Saline Reporter|
|Description||An issue of a Saline, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Focused on Saline and the surrounding Washtenaw County area. Previously published in Ann Arbor with the title Reporter. In May 1958, the newspaper offices moved to Saline and the title of the publication changed to Saline Reporter. No longer published.|
|Subject/Keywords||Saline (Mich.) Newspapers; Washtenaw County (Mich.) Newspapers;|
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