1959-01-21; Saline Reporter
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1959 LICENSE PLATES .^4 will be sold Saturday, Jan. 34 l^fat Community Ford Sales 1:30 tc 5:30 p.m. The Saline VOLUME 12, NUMBER 18, Wednesday, January 21, 1959 'First With All the Local News ,» 7c PER COPT — $3 PER YEAR BIG WEEK AHEAD FOR DIMES DRIVE Mayor Gets Summons For * The Junior Chamber Of Com- vmerce this week irreverently served a summons on the mayor. The slightly unofficial document required Mayor Henry Leutheuser's attendance Sunday at the JC's "Dine for Polio" project at Marty's Restaurant, which the group willv operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the benefit of the March of Dimes. There is no charge for the meals served, but patrons are asked to donate the value of the meal to the March of Dimes. JC's this year are emphasizing breakfast, with the suggestion, "Stop in with the Family before church." Included on the hearty breakfast menu are -juices, eggs, bacon or ham, breakfast rolls, toast and coffee. Frances Visel, Miss Saline of 1958-59 will act as hostess, and serving will be done by members of the JCC Auxiliary. Meats will be prepared and operations supervised' by Marty Hemenway, owner of the restaurant, but much of the preparation will be done by JC members. The food has been donated by merchants serving the Saline area. The "summons" served on the Mayor by police officer Elmer Klumpp (above) was the latest in a series of stunts dreamed up by JC's to draw public interest to their annual project. In another year, the group once BUREAU s? BEATS QUOTA The annual Farm Bureau "roll call" for new membership has gone over the top in the shortest time on record here. Shooting for the quota of 1856 members, the committee headed by Emerson Haeussler has signed up 1866, of whom 111 are new to Farm Bureau in this county. Washtenaw county Farm Bureau is,the first county group in the Lower Peninsula to reach its goal in the roll call started Jan. 5, a representative said today, and no quota has ever been reached in such a short time. Working with Haeussler on the drive were five area-chairmen: Guy Paul, northeastern section of the county; Walter Mast, northwest section; Glenn Rowe, southeast section; John Buss; southwest section; andEr- win Scherdt, central section. blocked off US 112, forcing travellers to dine for polio, or detour. Use of the restaurant for the day is also donated; the event has been held there for seven years. Graduated Income Tax Won't Pass, Warner Predicts * A graduated income tax^prob ably won't pass in the legislature, second district Representative James F. Warner, of Ypsilanti, predicted this week. "I am not in favor of such a ^^,'raduated tax," Warner said, ^^and I don't expect the bill to "pass in its present form, since it places most of the burden on the middle-income class." But since "soma means of obtaining new revenue must be found," Warner said he favored Gov. Williams' plan to mortgage the $50 million Veterans' Trust Fund, "providing some method is set up to legally preserve it." Michigan leaders of veterans' organizations have flatly opposed the governor's suggestion of using the Trust Fund to meet the current financial crisis of the state's budget. The governor has said that payrolls, payments to local governments, and welfare expenses cannot be met without it; and payments to the state's three major universities were stopped last month. "I have discussed this problem with members of the Washtenaw county Voiture of the 40 et 8," Warner said, "and I feel they understand the situation and agree that the universities and state employees must be paid. They indicated their approval of our approach to the problem." Warner spoke Thursday at the meeting of the organization in Ypsilanti. Gov. Williams has rejected •the income tax bill as written, and has asked for use' of the Veterans' Trust Fund as a stopgap measure until another source of revenue can be found. Sleet, Storm Closes School, Halts Traffic An all-night combination of sleet and freezing rain, on top of a two-inch snowfall, by Wednesday morning had stalled traffic in all directions and forced the closing of Saline area schools. All other rural schools in Washtenaw county and much of southeast Michigan were also closed. Police reported a number of cars abandoned, both on main highways and along side roads, and service stations in Saline had a spatter of calls from drivers who were stuck, had slid into a ditch, or just couldn't move on the slick ice. Telephone service was interrupted in the northwest section of Maybee when a lead went down under heavy ice, but no major service interruptions had been reported in the Saline area. Detroit Edison Co. also reported no major trouble spots. City street crews worked all night, clearing the heavy snow from downtown, streets so that morning traffic could move. By daylight, mainstreets were cleared, and side streets were clear by noon. But the traffic light at the main corner was kept on "blinker" most of Wednesday morning to prevent stopping trucks on the hill. Youngsters, out of school for the day, picked up spending money shoveling sidewalks. Mrs. Amelia Crim Dies in Detroit; Services Held Here Funeral services were held here Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Amelia B. Crim, 97, mother of William Crim of Ann Arbor and Saline. Mrs. Crim had suffered a long illness and had also broken her hip in a fall on Jan. 1. Born Dec. 22, 1861, in Petersburg, Va„ she was married in Utica, N. Y., to Frank D. Crim, who died in 1919. Her only daughter, Mrs. Clarence Leavenworth, of Crawfordsville, Ind., died in 1954, and a grandson, William C. Leavenworth, was killed in aerial combat in France in 1944. Surviving besides her son are a sister, Mrs. H. C. M. Burgess, of Lincoln, Nebraska, four grandchildren, arid eight great grandchildren. The Rev. Henry Lewis, pastor of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor, officiated at the services, and burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Red Cross Workers To Attend Dinner A number of Red Cross volunteer workers from the Saline area will attend the winter meeting of the county Red Cross Board of Directors Tuesday in Manchester. The meeting, a dinner at the Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. will feature the organization's various nursing activities, since 1959 marks the 50th anniversary of Red Cross Nursing Service. Those planning to attend from Saline include Mrs. Edwin Her- ing, local Red Cross representative, and volunteer workers, Mrs. Chris Volz, Mrs. Charles Finn, Miss Agnes Peoples, and Miss Luella Lambarth. Green Thumb Makes Red Tomatoes A green thumb in a chilly' season is Clarence Wurster's and his description of how he happened to be growing a tomato" plant inside his Lewis street home probably explains why he gets on so well with plants: "There was this little tomato plant after the hard frost," says Clarence, "still alive, and I felt sorry for it, so I brought it in and potted it." The "little" tomato plant is now almost 12 feet tall and bearing countless small cherry-tomatoes, some of them ripe this week. Clarence also nurtures 20 thriving African violet plants. BOOKIE Bookie is merely a shortening of the word "bookmaker," a person who takes bets on horse races as his business. He is called a bookmaker because he carries with him a notebook in which he records the bets placed with him. Local Steer Entered In Western Show An Angus steer owned and raised by Gerald Haarer, of 9630 Milan Rd., has been entered in the National Western Livestock Show at Denver, and its owner was still waiting at press- time today to learn whether it placed or won. The show continues from Jan. 17 to Jan. -24. "* It is believed by local livestock breeders to be the first time any Michigan steer has been shown west of the Mississippi. The steer, which won Reserve Champion at the Western Michigan Fatstock Show in November, was taken to Denver by Roger Wolf, a 4-H member from Morenci, who also took his own Angus to show. Although the judging was done late Monday, no word has yet reached Haarer as to how either steer was rated. Haarer entered his Angus steer in the National Western show after a judge at the Michigan Fatstock Show in Grand Rapids, Vic Cronk, advised him not to auction it there but to continue to show it. It won there over a field of 70 entries. Local Miss Named As Fashion Advisor Ann E. Kuebler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Kuebler, of Waterworks Rd., will soon be wearing a specially designed pin honoring her as a newly appointed representative to McCall's Patterns' Teen Fashion Board for the 1958-59 school year. Over 2,000 senior high school students who have demonstrated sewing skill, fashion knowledge and school leadership have qualified for this nomination to the Board by their home economics teachers. Eligibility to the nationwide board is limited to one outstanding student from each school. In addition to her pin, each Teen Fashion Board member will receive a membership certificate, a card, a subscription to McCall's "Today's Teens" Catalog and her favorite McCall's pattern. She will report on the latest fashion trends among her set, thus acting as an advisor to McCall's Patterns' design department. . ITS RIGHT NAME The new second lieutenant, on his first inspection of the company kitchen, spied a huge pot, demanded a spoon and tasted a mouthful of the steaming liquid. He let out an enraged yell. "Do you call' that vile stuff soup ?"' he shouted. "No, sir," said the quaking private, "You called it(goup. We call it what it is — dish water." Building Permits Total $29,000 City Council Monday night issued building permits totaling $29,000. Included in the list were permits to Jerome Builders for two frame residences at $13,500 each; to Vadah Feurerbacher, for remodeling on the S. Ann Arbor street building that was the old postoffice, for $1,000; and to Uniloy Corp., $1,000 to install two 1000 gal. propane gasoline tanks. In other action, Council moved to give $1,000-to the Saline Library Association for the association's 1958 budget. The motion was made by Councilman Frank Deede and seconded by Ted Hill. Councilman Charles Kern suggested that the association present a proposed budget for the coming year. Council also studied a preliminary prospective of a plat in Rolling Meadows, a subdivision planned by Staebler and Sons of Ann Arbor, in the recently annexed area just north of Saline. Most of the homes in the prospective fall in the $13,500 class. Sheriff Swears In 17 Junior Deputies Washtenaw county Sheriff George Petersen Monday evening swore in 17 Saline area young men as members of the county Junior Deputies organization, in a meeting at the American Legion Home. Nearly 50 parents and friends witnessed the ceremony, opened by James Stierle, co-leader of the group. Speakers included Mayor Henry Leutheuser, Don Parks, of the Sheriff department detective, bureau, the Sheriff, and Saline officer Earl Kirby. Members of the City 'Council also attended. Refreshments were served at the conclusion of the meeting. The Saline chapter of the Junior Deputies is sponsored by the American Legion. GOLDEN ACRES HOMES TO BE AUCTIONED Golden Acres homes on Willis Rd. will be sold at auction at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the east door of the County Building in Ann Arbor. The sale of the homes was ordered by Circuit Court in an action brought by Ann Arbor Federal Savings and Loan Co. to recover money owed to the firm before the original builder, Dun .Rose Homes, Inc., of Detroit, went into receivership. Circuit Court Commissioner Jack Garris will act as auctioneer. SALINE BANDS PLAN PROGRAM A program of solos and ensembles will be presented by Saline Band members Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. as part of band membership requirements and in preparation for district and state contests. The presentations, which will be offered simultaneously in four different rooms, are open to the public and there is no admission charge. Students from- 6th through 12th grades will perform, each solo or ensemble requiring about six minutes. The performers will be judged and rated by members of the Michigan Symphony Band. Damage Slight In Bus Collision Damage to a Saline school bus was estimated at $150 after a collision Monday morning between the bus, driven by Eath- ern Roark, of 201 W. McKay, and a car driven by Deanna Mae Williams, of 214 E. Henry. Damage to the Williams car was estimated at $350. The crash oceured at 8:45 a.m. on US 112, two miles west of Saline when a third car, in an attempt to pass a car carrier, a truck, and another car, forced the Williams car off the road. Police said the Williams car went out of control and struck the school bus. No one was injured. Scouts, Study Club, JC's, OES Take Part CATCHES HAND IN MACHINE Russell Cook, of 203 Doty street, Ann Arbor, was removed to St. Joseph Mercy hospital in an ambulance Monday noon after he caught his hand in a machine at R.&B. Tool Co. where he is employed as an electrician. Cook, who was testing a machine that was being retooled when the accident oceured, was found to have no serious injury to the hand — his right — and is expected back at work this week, a company representative said. Plans Made for Girl Scout Week At a meeting held last Monday night at the home of Mrs. Gordon Esch, local Girl Scout leaders and co-leaders made plans for Girl Scout Week which will be observed March 8 through 14. The national theme this year will be "You Can Count On Her To Be Creative." On Sunday, March 8, all of the troops will attend Church in a group. A Girl Scout Birthday celebration will be held on March 14 from 2 o'clock until 3:30 o'clock in the afternoon. At this time there will be a program with each troop taking part. All during the week the Brownies will have a display in the window of Dancer's Dept. Store and the Girl Scouts will have their display in the window of Wight Cleaners. Beginning now the girls will be working on "swap" items which are little articles made of felt. These will be taken to the Girl Scout Jamboree at Colorado Springs next July by a senior scout attending from this area. There they will be swapped among the girls attending the jamboree and worn as emblems on their hats.. - • . The March of Dimes hit its full stride this week, with no sign of a let-up in activities until the middle of February. No quota for the area has been announced by Saline chairman, Mrs. Lauren Wild, but the number of activities scheduled made a "promising outlook," she said. One feature of the drive, a county-wide bowling tournament, opened here Saturday at Bailey Recreation. The tournament is open to bowlers from any sanctioned league, for a $1 donation, and priies in' the county finals are trips to Bermuda for the winning man and woman bowler. Top bowlers in Saline play will bowl in area contests in Dexter, Feb. 15. The contest continues here until Jan. 30. Mrs. Everett Esch, of Pond View drive, will give a dessert bridge for polio at her home Thursday at 1 p.m. Co-hostesses are Mrs. Robert Heiserman and Mrs. Joe Bondie. ■ High School students will join in the drive with a Record Hop at the school Friday evening after the basketball game with. Lincoln Consolidated school. Donations for the event are 75 cents a couple and 50 cents stag. Disc jockey for the hop will be Mike Bixby, 15, who is rapidly gaining nationwide attention as the youngest disk jockey in the country; and ehaperones will include Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. John Thoss, and Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Wild. Canisters have also been placed in the high school this year, and students are prepar--- ing March of Dimes publicity posters, under the direction of Bill Austin, student council president. Junior Chamber of Commerce members will operate Marty's Restaurant all day Sunday, to turn all proceeds over to the polio fund. Mrs. William Meister, of 435 Mills Rd., will hold a March of ! Dimes Open House at her home from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, j Jan. 28, and all interested persons will be" welcome to attend, she has said. Co-hostesses with Mrs. Meister are Mrs. Charles Kern, Mrs. Arthur Heininger, Mrs. Rueben Finkbeiner, Mrs. Everett Wolfin, and Mrs. Dale Goble. Mrs. Lauren Wild, Mrs. Everett Esch, Mrs. Paul Reed, Mrs. Wallie Crosbie, and Mrs. Howard Burr will pour. Saline area Boy Scouts will deliver informational phamplets to homes throughout the area, prior to the annual Mother's March for polio, Thursday, Jan. 29. The fire siren will sound at 7 p.m. that evening to begin the March, and the calling will be done by members of the Child Study Club (plus several other volunteers) who will return to the home of Mrs. Gordon Esch (Continued on Page 10) Saline again showed its big heart last week, when Thomas Ball came to town. Ball is the father of Michelle Jo Ball, Saline's "baby of the year".. .and he spent a large part of last Saturday visiting merchants here who had promised gifts for the youngster. The merchants really came through! When the Balls finally left town, their car was loaded with foods, clothing, toys, baby equipment.. .everything that had been promised, and quite a bit / besides. The story of the Balls' misfortune.. .they had lost their home in a fire shortly after their baby was born at the hospital.. .brought out all of Saline's fabulous generosity, and the gifts shown above were th«j result. Thomas Ball is stall undecided about where to locate a new home for his family. But one thing is sure: He doesn't want to get too far from Saline. "Ifs a wonderful town," says he. Runaway Gets All Balled Up Police are still chuckling here over the confusion of a runaway boy who was picked up Monday in downtown Saline while hitchhiking his way through. The youngster gave his name as Chuck Moore and said he was 17. Then, in answer to rapid fire questions he said: He was born in 1946; he lived on Second street in Detroit; he didn't know the name of the school he attended there; and he didn't know why all the books of matches in his pockets were from Ohio establishments. On the assumption that the hoy had probably decamped an Ohio home, police estimated his age at about'14, and turned him. over to county Juvenile authorities for further "investigation.
|Title||1959-01-21; 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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