1958-10-02; Saline Reporter
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The VOLUME 11, NUMBER 54 — THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1958 'First With All the Local News' 7c PER COPY—$3 PER YEAR TWO MORE CANDIDATES ENTER COUNCIL RACE Boys Get Yen for Weapons Police Confiscate Chains at School A sudden wave of tension rolled through the HighSchool this week with the confiscation by police of seven heavy-duty dog 9^ chains and the continuing search for more. The room-to-room and locker- to-locker search was launched by police officer Jim Levleit and school authorities after local merchants reported that teenage boys were making a run on the heavy "choker" chains, allegedly for use as weapons. The boys told merchants they wanted the chains for use in an expected "rumble" with teen-' agers from a neighboring community, and one youngster was quoted as saying the chain was "to take care of the teachers if they get out of line." School authorities, indignant but not alarmed, blamed. the chain-carrying idea on a recent TV show that depicted use of • such a chain in a boys' gang- fight. They discounted the threat to teachers as "just big $? talk" and" the -rumored "rumble" was> unlikelyP^No - gangs are Joio\yn to exist here, they said. At" the same time, High School principal Elmer Houghton expressed concern over a growing rowdiness among students. "This is part of a pattern that started with widespread mischief and minor destruction at the Fair," he said. "There is always some difficulty of this kind. at the beginning of the school year, but this year it's worse. We have never found a weapon be- • fore in this school." Police sought an opinion from the county Prosecuting Attorney as to whether the chains could be considered "dangerous ** weapons" in the event of an arrest. The opinion was that they " can be, Levleit said, providing they were purchased for that use. Thougntless rough - housing was also greater than usual at the Onsted football game, he said, but had lessened to a controllable point by the time of the Lincoln game. There was some difference of opinion as to how many chains were in circulation. Police, judging by merchants' reports, estimated 20 to 30; while Houghton felt that the confiscated (Continued on Page 8) 'A Heck of a Thing" With considerable distaste, police officer Earl Kirby (above) demonstrated how a ,- ■ common dog chain could be used as. a, dahV, * - gerous weapon'3' "It might not be fataV*Mie observed, "iut it could sure fix you up so you wouldn't be pretty for a long time. It's a heck of a note when you have-to take a thing like this out of the hands of children." Four of jthe chains were confiscaiediat ihe High - School and "half a dozen" were seen in the' hands of local youngsters before townspeople realized the use for which they were intended. Ann Arbor Man Held As Prowler A parolee arrested here Mon- .day night on suspicion of illegal entry is being questioned concerning a series of assaluts and illegal entries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti police said today. The suspect, W. B. Carlson, 37, whose last address was in Ann Arbor, operated a booth selling women's garments in the Merchants' Tent'at the Saline Community Fair. He was arrested at a local restaurant about 9:30 p.m. Monday after a witness described "him as the man. she had seen entering a Saline home. The witness identified Carlson Tuesday afternoon at the County Jail, according to police officer Earl Kirby. He is being questioned by Ann Arbor police as to "a year-long series of eri^ tries and attacks on women, and on a number of "prowler" complaints from Ypsilanti area. He bears some similarity, Kirby said, to the sketchy descriptions Ann Arbor victims were able to provide. Carleson is on parole after serving 11 months of a three-to- fifteen year sentence for uttering and publishing. Petitions for Leutheuser, Kern, Bring Total to Five A Matter of Decision All Around Saline By Nancy Ceronsky An old neighbor of the Sebastian Finkbeiners paid them a surprise call one day last week. Mr. Glen Carter who now lives in Cygret, Ohio, was in the vicinity on Business and stopped in to visit with his friends, the Finkbeiners, before returning to Ohio. * « * Mr. and Mrs. Herman How- eisen, of W. Michigan Ave., entertained guests Trom Rochester, N. Y. over the week end. Their guests were Mr. and Mrs. Leon Weld, friends of long standing of the Howeisens. Wendy Wild, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Wild of Russell St., underwent a tonsilec- tomy on Monday. Her sister, Heidi, was briefly hospitalized last week when it was thought that she might be a victim of ; rheumatic fever. She is now Detroit. She played an hour's home and reported to be all program. This is the club that right. " selected Miss Taylor as winner * * * of the Bendetson Netsory Me- Karen Taylor was a guest so- j morial Piano Contest, loist at the first fall meeting! On October 12 Miss Taylor on Saturday, Sept. 27, of the!will be concert soloist with the Bohemian's Musician Club of Plymouth Symphony Orchestra. Three Injured In Truck Crash Editor's Mailbag To the Editor of the Saline Reporter and readers: As I am again asking for reelection, I wish to stand on my own merits as your councilman for the last two terms. There are things that [ would like to see changed — this will come in time. I took a definite stand on Ordnance 146 and I believe what has happened since it was voted on, should show that I was not altogether wrong in asking for changes to be made, as within one month the council adopted two amendments and the third issue is in circuit court. In acting as your councilman, I have tried to follow the American Creed as written by William Tyler Page and adopted by the House of Representatives in behalf of the American people in 1918, which is "I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union, one . and inseperable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which 'American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes. I, therefore, believe it is my duty to my country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag and to defend it against all enemies." Frank Deede Three men were injured Monday in a two-truck crash on the US-12 Expressway in Pittsfield township. The accident, which tied up traffic for more than an hour, occurred when a tractor trailer driven by 'Kern A. Krebbs, 48, of Wayland, Mich., rammed a bakery truck driven by Raymond Young, 54, of Royal Oak. The trucks were headed west on the Expressway near Piatt Rd. at the time of the crash. Young's truck was sent careening off the highway by the impact. The mishap, Krebbs told deputies, was caused by a third truck carrying a load of cement bags. He said a bag of cement fell from the truck as it passed him causing cement dust to shoot up in front of his truck and blinding him temporarily. This made him unable to avoid smashing into the rear of the bakery truck, he said. PIrebbs, Young and Clarence Fournier, .50, of Detroit, a passenger in Young's truck, were treated at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. FARM BUREAU SETS COUNTY MEET HERE Approximately 300 Farm Bureau members will convene here Wednesday, Oct. 8, for the annual meeting of Washtenaw county Farm Bureau. Dinner is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. at Saline Elementary School, the meeting at 8:30 p.m. ~ Purpose of the annual meeting is consideration by the county organization of resolutions that have come from community Farm Bureau groups thoughout the year, the approved resolutions to be passed on to the state organization; the approval of delegates to. the annual Michigan Farm Bureau convention, Nov. 11 and 12; the approval of four new members of the Board of Directors who have been elected by the townships; and the election of one director at. large. The meeting will be conducted by Farm Bureau Board chairman Emerson Haeussler, whose term expires this year. A successor will be elected at an organization meeting of the new Board shortly after Wednesday's county-wide meeting. (Continued on Page 8) Incumbent Councilmen Charles Kern and Henry Leutheuser became candidates for Te-election — on the Nov. 4 ballot — this week only hours after Kern remarked in print that he would "let the people decide" whether he would run again. People who decided he.would, and that Mayor Leutheuser would run with him, had petitions on the street within a day. ' Girl Watches Prowler sw.wfe A Disappointing Evening "Well ... I was disappointed, I admit," said Coach Bill Bailey after the Lincoln Rail- splitters clobbered Saline by 41-7 in Friday night's game (above). "But the first three- quarters were not too bad; and in the fourth we put in a lot of subs. Fumbles hurt an awful lot. But we could come back and upset Milan this "week." Only 17-year-old Judith was awake when a prowler invaded the Gordon Flickinger home, at 408 Bridgewater Rd., around midnight Friday. Breathless, she stood in her little brother's darkened bedroom and watched the intruder come and go. Police believe the prowler may be connected with a series of robberies and entries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti, officer Earl' Kirby safd today, and he may be the man sought by Ann Arbor police for half a dozen assaults on women, the latest only a few nights ago. Except for Judy, other members of the Flickinger family were either asleep or out, when the unknown man entered through the kitchen door and walked into the living room and looked around. "I had been watching the late movie," Judy said, "and. I heard the door open. I thought it was Daddy. But he didn't say anything, and I saw it was a stranger. He didn't see me." The girl retreated to the room where her brother, Robin, 7, was sleeping, and watched through a crack in the door as the stranger walked through the well-lighted Flickinger living room, looked all around, and went out through the kitchen door again. He came and went in a car, she said. When the man was gone, the girl woke her mother, and the two called police officers Prince and Klumpp to the scene. She was able to supply a full description of the intruder. There is no way to tell from the description whether the man is the one sought for the Ann Arbor attacks, Kirby pointed out, since the latter has never has been seen by his victims. He customarily covers their heads with a pillowcase or rag. "I wasn't scared very much right then," Judy mused today, "but the next night I got to thinking it over and ..." The porch lights were on at the time of the entry, as well as kitchen and other' lights, Judy said. Her father was out bowling; Kathy, a young sister, was out baby-sitting. The man touched nothing, and did not appear to be looking for anything, she added. Officer Kirby today warned Saline residents to lock their doors and windows at night. "This man may be operating all over the area," he pointed out, "and things aren't as safe as they used to be. Any women alone at night should have a good lock on the door." Petitions were circulated this week to nominate two more candidates for election to the City Council seats on the Nov. 4 ballot. They are incumbent Charles Kern and Mayor Henry Leutheuser, veteran of ten years as a councilman. The new petitions brought to five the number of candidates running for the three two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 1959. Petitions were filed last week for incumbent Frank Deede, former councilman James C. Little, and Jackson Bennett, "-"fhe petitions for Kern and Leutheuser were circulated by Milton Hartman and Kenneth Rogers. Said Hartman today: "I feel that Mayor Leutheuser has done a splendid job for the city in the man years he has been chairman. He has been willing to devote much time and effort, without self interest, to the best interests of the community; and he always sees both sides of every issue." Rogers said: "I feel that Charles Kern represents what we want in a councilman here. He has grown with the city in many years he has lived here and has broadened his scope as the city's horizons broadened. I have worked with him on the city planning commission; he has my respect as well as the respect of anyone who knows Kniim" Mayor Leutheuser, a member of City Council for the past ten years and a county supervisor for several years, has favored the building of a disposal plant, the addition of more fire equipment and police protection, the recent annexation north of Saline, and the zoning ordinance. "This town has made progress as few towns do," Leutheuser said. "We are known throughout Michigan as a model town, and administrators from other small cities ask us how we do it. Many a town would like to accomplish what we have done here." "For instance, the recent annexation: we gained there a clean piece of land, not cluttered up with shanties or unde- sirable buildings. And the city will not have a dime invested in the sewer that services the area. We will collect enough on it for tie-ins, etc., to pay for the work we have done and quite a bit of extra that can be used for a new treatment plant and new water tower." (The city owns a site in south- * (Continued on Page 8) TO SPEAK at Rotary meeting Thursday is Miss Shirley Dovre, administrator for Saline Community Hospital. Miss Dovre is a veteran of many years' experience in hospital procedure, at Pontiac General hospital and elsewhere. Kiwanians to Mark First Birthday Members of the Kiwanis club of Saline will celebrate the first birthday of the organization Monday at a combined birthday party and "Ladies Night" at a dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Marty's Restaurant. ""Guests will include officials of Kiwanis Division 6, members of the Kiwanis club of Ann Arbor Eastern, and president of Rotary, Milt Hartman. A birthday cake has been donated by Gottlob Walker. The program will include the induction of two new members, and an-, nouneement of eight members who have earned 100 per cent attendance pins. Mrs. Braun Marks 80th Birthday Three generations of seven each were at the home of Mrs.. Matilda Braun on Austin Rd. from four until nine o'clock to help her celebrate her eightieth birthday on Sunday. Hostess for the occasion was Mrs. Harold Howe. Cake, ice cream and coffee were served to the guests who dropped in to help Mrs. Braun celebrate. Guests from Plymouth were Mr. and Mrs. Neal Jones and sons, and Mr. Charles Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Paul of Brooklyn, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Krause of Grosse Pointe, Mrs. Emanuel Huss, Miss Ola Gates, Mrs. Hannah Gates, and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Zahn, all of Ann Arbor, were present. The color scheme used for the occasion was'yellow and white. A huge birthday cake, done in fall colors, graced the center of the table. The cake was pre- Mrs. Braun received many beautiful gifts, flowers, plants and many, cards from friends in the surrounding community, sented to Mrs. Braun by her son and cards from friends in the surrounding community.
|Title||1958-10-02; 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.|
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