1958-11-26; Saline Reporter
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The Saline VOLUME 12,* Number 9, Wednesday, November 26, 1958 "First With All the Local News" h PER COPY—$3 PER TEAR ARTHUR HAGEN DIES IN TRAGIC AUTO CRASH That Does It By Peggy Flook ^sss^ramount, Scott estimated today. | more than 80 workers who gave Saline's Community Chest drive; has reached quota and may go a little over the top. This was the good news at a triumphant confab this week of top Chest workers (above, Wilson Scott, drive chairman; Luella Lambarth, treasurer; Lauren Wild, president) to exclaim over the new total, $7321.80. Known pledges will bring the total up to quota ($7931) and" """'All. kinds of congratulations may even exceed it by a small "We'll reach $8000," he predicted. Although the $7931 quota is the largest,ever set in Saline, the goal was reacher earlier this year than ever before. Last year's drive was not capped with success until after the first of the year, when a number of contributions traditionally come in from industries and Ypsilanti State hospital, are due," said Scott, "to the drive this year has been a real pleasure." The larger quota this year included two new budget items: the summer recreation baseball program, and a council admission fee for Girl Scouts. —Reporter Staff Photo C. ofC. • Opposes Toy Show Chamber of Commerce merchants Monday night passed a resolution urging control of sales put on by out-of-town enterprises through local civic organizations. The group specifically had in mind toy parties, shoppers' parties, and parties for sale Of household goods which have been held in the Saline area recently, a representative said. The Chamber suggested that City Council might enact some form of legislation designed to control such enterprises, since "business done by such transient organizations is detrimental to local businessmen who pay local taxes and give support to the community in many other ways." One of the Chamber of 300 Attend Services for Civic Leader so freely of their time and turned out such a fabulous' job in record time. Congratulations T^ommeree functions is to act are also due to the people of the Saline area for their generosity and cooperation. Heading the OK, BY THE WAY! Bill Dusterbeck, who lives at-Monday night. Everett Wolfin the Saline Hotel, is reported came home triumphant with an "holding his own" at St_ Joe's 18-point buck, said there were five bucks strung up in camp when he left.' hospital today aftei^arheart-attack suffered Sunday-morning at his residence. Bill had returned late Saturday night from a deer hunting trip.£^_ Half-bewhiskered^—aim half clean-shaven, Armin Haeussler was quite a sight Thursday evening helping, with a fire at the Oscar Klumpp's. Seems the fife siren Mew when Armin was .just half through shaving. The fire, a chimney fire from an overheated furnace, was put out with minimum damage. Card from Doreen, Steve, and Dave Steeb, in LofiSen where they are visiting Doxeeil's parents for Christmas, Says Doreen: "We're having aA^onderful holiday; so much to^see. and do. The children seem exjih^d about everythingjtoo, except the walking.- And how I love to window shop!" . .""'>■' * *" * «.-. The Herb Westphals blew in Friday night with a nine-point buck, brought down at their hunting site near Escanaba. Size of the rack is outstanding; neighbors are telling Herb he ought to enter it in that "Michigan Outdoor" contest. •„ • * * * . "A lot of" people still don't know that we get daily truck service on -less than "shipments," remarked Mrs. Fred Haarer won the Thanksgiving centerpiece that was a door prize at the Grand ■Opening of the Fiesta Gift Shoppe; and the little pheasants on centerpieces were so much in demand that Maggie and Betty have gone back for more and will hold a special on them Wednesday (today) from 1 to 6 p.m again, with coffee and cookies. Specials, too, on all Thanksgiving gifts. *' * * In came Walter Rice, new owner of the Oscar Haeussler farm (last week's mystery farm) to collect his prize — a shiny glossy print of his place. He also acquired some postcards bearing that view. With him was his wife, Alice. <Ghe" Rfces, parents of five children, have operated the hereford farm, at 10534 Pleasant Lake Rd. for eight months, coming there from a Dixboro Rd. farm on which, they had, spent .all their married lives. Zahn, was the first to identify last week's mystery farm, the former Oscar Haeussler place on Pleasant Lake Rd. s * * Saline High School's two German exchange students, who have identical birthdays (both 18 on Nov. 16) were the startled and pleased guests of honor at a surprise party given for them after Senior Play rehearsal at the school. Both worked on the play, Dieter Kragl on sound effects, and Gerhardt Borne in the cast as "Abe" the handyman. in a' protective role for local businessmen, who carry a heavy percentage of the tax load, the group pointed out. Recount Board Appointed Everett Wolfin has been appointed, chairman of the board ^f^cajj34ajser^oxja^ecpun,fe; of, -the recent pityr Council election, scheduled at 9 aJm. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the City Hall. .. City Clerk E. J: Muir-will serve as clerk of canvassers; and Marilyn Crosbie and Carl Moehn will do the tallying. City Councilmen constitute the board of canvassers. The request for a recount, made by defeated Council candidate Charles Kern, stemmed from a hair-thin vote that separated Kern by only three ballots from successful candidate Jackson T. Bennett. Incumbents Henry Leutheuser and Frank Deede were elected by wider margins in the five-way race for three Council seats. Bond Chain Letters Cause A Niff-Naw local Musician To Play Solo With Symphony "" James Austin, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Austin of 9365 Sal- ipe-Milan Rd., will appear as trumpet soloist Wednesday, Dec. 5;, with the Rochester, N. Y., Symphony orchestra. | Austin will play the Haydn "Concerto for Trumpet" in.his performence which will fulfill pjart of the requirements for a 'performer's certificate" from the Eastman School of Music, in Itpchester, where he is a senior. i^he* *perfonfier*s^eertificate''-is^ given "each year to a limited number of students who are also receiving their degree. ~ Austin also plays, first trumpet in the newly organized "Philharmonia," a group of musicians who record with Mercury records; and first trumpet with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, an original group that has led to the organization of wind ensembles throughout the country. . Young Austin Aiay teach/music after his graduation this year, qr may ijemalnr at Eastman to study for a JmasWjs degree, his family said ^hjs/wgek. The entire family, tncludrag his ndmother, Mrs/Meijriit Mar- tin?vSr., plans to (attend the Dec. concert 1 * * * Among the happy hunters during the first week of deer season: Elvin Armbruster, with a spikehorn, and Russell Wid- mayer, who brought back no deer, but who reported, hearing beautiful music while coursing carload through some northland swamps Edward in search of horns. Sawall, New York Central agent, this week. "Lots of folks drive a' 20-minute round trip to Ann Arbor to pick up a package, when all the time they "could 3fave it sent here. Seems as if a. lot of our folks'have forgotten that New York Central put on a fleet of trucks over a year ago to handle Richard Zahn, son of Owen Plan Christmas Potluck ■ Mrs: Harry Friis, of 6966 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., will be hostess to the Saline Extension Club on Wednesday, Dec. 3"^ The less-than-carload group will at that time hold its "(small stuff).. We have service-December meeting and Christ- uicomihg and outgoing, five days, a week." ; There has been no, iurther mention, in any quarter, of any tendency on the part of NYC to -close Saline's depot, Sawall add- 7ed. Apparently it's going to stay open. * . »«* * *• -_..■■ Deer season being taken care of, City.Council had a .quoruik mas potluck. Gifts, which are to be made by the members, will be exchanged. Tractor Fire Saline Fire department was called to tide Tobias,farm, on Austin Rd., Sunday morning when" a- tractor caught lire. The blaze was put out before firemen arrived. .. . The savings-bond chain letter system, which has been percolating quietly in Saline for about three months, showed signs of coming to a boil this week as one bank announced it would sell no bonds for that purpose and one letter-buyer considered asking the'county prosecutor for a warrant. Meantime, some bonds were rumored for sale at cut-rates as low as five dollars — but bank officials scotched that idea, too. "Savings bonds are nog- negotiable," they pointed gift. "They cannot be used as collateral, and ownership cannot Jbe transferred. If the bond isn't in your own name, it isn't worth five cents to you." • The savings-bond chain letters started in the eastern and southern states several, years ago- and reached Washtenaw county last summer. Some participants have reported receiving profits irom the scheme. . But the U.S. Post Office department has- advised against it, Washtenaw county prosecutor's office has said it is illegal, and Saline Savings Bank, on the advice of the Federal Reserve System, has refused to sell any bonds for that purpose. .■'" "We have refused a number of requests for-, bonds ior this purpose," said Wilson Scott, executive vice" president of the bank today, "and we know of no way to help local people who have bought such bonds and are now trying to get their money back on bonds they have bought in someone else's name." An official at Citizens Bank said no bonds had been sold for chain reasons, as far as he knew. The chain-letters are in violation of the state lottery law, a prosecutor's assistant said this week, since the element of chance is involved in whether the chain will be broken. But they* have had no "complaints as yet and have issuedno warrants, he added. It is also possible the complaining witness would wind up as a participant, he said. A rnumber of Saline letter- buyers reported "receiving anywhere from five to 11 bonds from their participation in the system; but one buyer was in a quandry: "If it's illegal,.I don't want to carry on with it," she said. "But if I don't carry on, I lose my money. I think I'll call the prosecuting attorney. This, should be stopped." The- chain-letter system involves an' outlay of $75 just to get started. The buyer may, or may not, get his money back. An FBI special agent in. Detroit said the office had received a number of complaints,- but the FBI has no jurisdiction in the matter. > ■ ' A :Cuh .Scout Pack Meeting will ■ be-- held, at -7:3ft, pan. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Elementary School. jQjfen House To Mark Two Anniversaries Twenty-five years of marriage and 30 years in the ministry are the occasions for celebration Sunday at an Open House honoring the Rev. and Mrs. Robert Richards. The event, scheduled at 2 p.'m. at -the churchy parlors at the Methodist Church here, is being given for Rev. and Mrs. Richards by the Women's Society of the church. The public is invited. One. of the Richard's daughters, Mrs. Richard (Dilys) Wisely, of Northville, will attend the Open House. The other daughter, Megan Ina Richards, will not be able to be present. She is a senior in college in Virginia and will not return home until i Christmas. | "^The Rev. and Mrs. Richards were married in June,. 1933, in Royal Oak Methodist Church. The Rev. Mr. Richards had entered the ministry in 1928. Above are two scenes after the tragic accident which Saturday took the life of Arthur E. Hagen, 59, widely known Saline businessman and agricultural expert. The accident occured in Lenawee county near Adrian when the Amstiitz Volkswagen, shown lying on its side, collided with a car driven by Larry Bice, 21, of Sand Creek. A passenger in the Bice car, Jerry Bice, 19, was reported in good condition today at Bixby hospital in Adrian. Loved and respected byi^veryone whoknew him, Art Hagen is shown above in characteristic action at the hatchery which he founded. Arfs quiet impport and helpful guidance were invaluable to many, many people... among'them the publisher of The Reporter. V General Wiliam B. McKean, retired, who was "Colonel Mac" to Salinians when the McKeans lived here several'years ago, has completed a book called '-'Ribbon Creek^V .or" "The Marines on Trial" concerning the widely- publicized incident of several drownings of enlisted men at Ribbon Creek last: year. Mac's book will be- out in December, and .-Hugh Keveling "will have a small number of copies on sale at the drug.store. Mrs. Anna Hopkins Dies in Bay City Mrs. Raymond Girbach, of 13305 Mbhrhart Rd., has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Anna Hopkins, 76 years- old on the day of her death, Nov. 22. Mrs. Hopkins passed "away at a Bay City hospital after a long illness. Surviving besides Mrs. Girbach are four other daughters and a son, Harry, of Flint Join Utilex Corp. . -Kenneth Rogers, of 216- Russell ..street will join-the-sales staff of Utilex Corp., in FOwler- ville, about Dec. 15, he announced this week. He expects to', make" his home in HowelL Midi, within a few months. He has' been, .employed a number, of years .with the Saline Savings Bank here. Fails To Post $4000 Bond David Martin, of 6711 Saline- Ann Arbor Rd<was bound over to the custody of the Sheriff this week when he failed to post $4000 bond following his arraignment in Municipal Court on a criminal assault charge. - Martin pleaded guilty to the charge and will appear in Circuit Court ior sentencing this week. Sponsor Christmas . ' Decoration Contest. . The Junior .Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a. home dee- oration - c on test duringr the" Christmas season again this year,, according. to**Roh FuiR- beinecr chairman- of the «yent Contest rules-~and;ti' prize-list will be .announced at a later date. Funeral Services were held here Tuesday for Arthur E. Hagen, 59, nationally known poultry breeder who was a founder of the Saline Community Fair, a founder of the Saline Steer Club, and former 4-H Club agent in two counties. He was the owner of Saline Hatchery until it joined the Am- stutz group four years ago, and he continued to manage it after the change. Mr. Hagen was killed in an automobile accident at 2:50 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Tipton Highway and Shepherd Rd., near Adrian, in Lenawee County. Lenawee sheriff deputies said he apparently passed a stop sign (he was driving the little Amstutz Hatchery Volkswagen, which he called "Sputnik HI") and collided with a car driven by Larry Ronald Bice, 21, of Sand Creek, Mich. Mr. Hagen's body was found under the Bice car and he was pronounced dead on arrival at Bixby hospital in Adrian, by acting coroner Paul Betz. • Bice was treated at the hospital for cuts and bruises and was released. His brother, Jerry ■Bice, 19, a passenger in his car, "was in critical condition this week suffering severe head lacerations, hip injuries, and a possible chest injury. Mr. Hagen was apparently returning home from one of his numerous visits to poultrymen in the area. It was his custom ■?%o'Visit his custSniers' ixequent- - ly, and .since Jhe was extremely^ fond of young people, he had aided some young -couples from the day they first began to think of buying a farm. "He helped us get our start," said one breeder this week, "and advised Us just like a father." He was_ county-agent in- Iron county, in the Upper. Peninsula until he came here in January of 1927, and he was county agent in Washtenaw county for a number of years after that. He was active in 4-H work, and even High. School students called him "Art'' With Clarence Haarer and Ray Girbach, he founded -the Saline/Steer Club. He has been-described as "the backbone of .the Saline Community Fair" which began as an FFA project but has expanded to an all-area Fair that is still growing. He has worked with the Fair, Board for many years and was president of the board for two years. . He was an active member of St. Paul's E.&R. Church. Friends, this week described Art Hagen"this way: "He was a wonderful fella." "He'd take the shirt right off Ms back for anyone." "He always had time to give a hand." "A fine man to work with." The Hatchery, here was his baby, but before he opened it he was in charge of poultry at Saline Valley Farms, from 1932 to. 1937. He shipped his barred breeding stock all over the world; and he was one of the exhibitors for the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the World Poultry Congress in Leipzig, Germany. He was born June 10,1899, at Evanston, 111., the son of Ole and Thora Knudsen Hagen. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He was married Oct. .15, 1927, to Ruth Rosander, at Crystal Falls, Mich., who survives him. . Also surviving are a son, Glenn,( at home at 224 Monroe street,' a "daughter, Mrs. Allan Grossman, of Saline; a brother, Alton,-of Washington state; two sisters,-Mrs.-Clarence Olsen, of Morris, 111., and Mrs. Alfred Ol- sOn, of Elroy,. Wis.; and two .grandchildren. .The.Rev. Alfred P. Hardt ofi ficiated at the services at St. Paul's E.&R. Church; and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
|Title||1958-11-26; 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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