1959-02-11; Saline Reporter
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The Saline Reporter # VOLUME 12, NUMBER 21 — Wednesday, February 11, 1959 it First With All the Local News1 ,» 7c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR LOCAL DEMOCRATS CONFER with State Treasurer Sanford Brown on Michigan's current financial crisis. Left to right, Brown, Wayne Predmore, Allen Grossman. Money Must Come From Your Pocket - - State Treasurer "You don't make anything out of nothing," State Treasurer Sanford Brown told Saline area residents this week. "There's only one kind of money for the state to spend, and that's the kind that comes out of your pocket. There's no other place it could come from." Brown, speaking at a meeting of about 40 persons at Marty's Restaurant Thursday evening, made it plain that he prefers the graduated income tax proposed by Gov. Williams to solve Michigan's current financial crisis, He aiso favors giving the Veterans' Trust Fund to the three major universities to be used.as collateral on which the universities might borrow. "This is a subterfuge to keep the ship from sinking," he said. "We can't borrow, but the universities can." (The constitution gives the state treasurer authority to borrow no more than a quarter of" a million. "That was sufficient back in 1909, but it hasn't been changed since.") * ''Make no mistake about the seriousness of this problem," the state treasurer said. "Present indications are that unless revenue picks up considerably, we will have in excess of a $100 million deficit by June. But you can't operate at anything like such a deficit; things will stop long before we reach that figure; services will cease." With the $40 miUion relief that the Veterans' Fund would provide, the size of the expected deficit would be only about $60 million, Brown said, "and that's a more manageable size. You can rock along with that?' It is hoped that new taxes will bring in enough revenue to begin to pay about $20 million a year on the deficit, he added. "Leaders of veterans' groups have been awfully upset, talkr ing "about their $50 "million,"* Brown said, "but in the last 10 years, Michigan has given her. Veterans over $400 million outright. So I think we are-cog-; nlzant of our obligation to the veterans in our state." ..Brown blamed the present ftkisb on two major causes: rising prices ("The one-cent increase in first-class mail rates last year cost the state $17,000 in the revenue department a- lone;") and failure of the legis legislature has approved the expenditure of more money than they provided revenue to cover. Thus, we started the present fiscal year with a $21 million deficit." He cited other difficulties: "The state is required by law to pick up the tab for welfare that municipalities and counties are unable to handle beyond a certain amount. It runs about $15 million. A Civil Service pay increase meant about $9 million." "Our problems are just beginning to snowball," Brown said, of aid to primary schools: "For every 100 seniors we graduate this spring, we will enroll 170 freshmen in the fall . '. . each year in the foreseeable future, we will enroll 70,000 additional children in kindergarten . . . think of that, if you think we've got troubles now." He concluded: "Taxation in Michigan wouldn't be bad if everyone would pay an equal share proportionate to his income." Approximately 30 persons remained at the meeting after Brown's departure, to organize a Saline area Democratic group. They will meet again on March 5 for election of officers, selection of-a name for the group, and discussion of purposes, according to Allen Grossman, who served as chairman of Thursday's meeting. AUTO SENDS POLE FLYING, MEN UNHURT Two Ann Arbor men escaped injury early Friday when their car struck a telephone pole on Saline-Ann Arbor Rd. and knocked the pole 40 feet into the air. ■Pblice officers said ihe two men, Donald Lovely and Glynn Willie, both of Ann Arbor, took the corner on Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., just north of Weber Rd., at approximately 85 miles an hour, before they lost control and struck the pole. The car then landed upside down at the side of the road in a tangle of guy wires and telephone lines. It was a total wreck. The only apparent injury was a bumped head suffered by Willie, He was treated at a local hospital and released. Saline officers Hugh Prince and Jim Levleit said they first noticed the 'convertible when it turned off of W. Michigan avenue onto N. Ann Arbor street, in Saline, without lights, at 2:30 a.m. The driver turned on his lights in the course of the ensuing chase. The driver, Lovely, was ticketed for reckless driving. Polio Drive Total Reaches $3,043 The March of Dimes fund reached $3,043.16 this week, with a few contributions ; still unreported. Although the sum is about $200 less than that collected last year, city and county drive chairmen said they were "delighted with the results." "I have spoken to the county chairman—Mrs. William Woods, of Ann Arbor — and she was very elated that we had done so well," said Mrs. Lauren Wild, Saline chairman. "She said Saline had done extremely well, compared to other areas of the county." "^ The Saline drive, hampered at every turn by weather that caused special events to be cancelled or postponed, reached the $3043 total with the addition of $93.15 from High School dime cards; a small addition to the canisters fund, bringing it to $121.36; and a few more contributions from businesses and organizations. A check for $60 was turned over by Tri-County Sportsmen's Club, although their polio benefit dance — iced in — produced a much smaller sum. "I think that was a pretty nice thing for them to do," said Mrs. Wild. Returns from the American Legion Dance — also badly handicapped by weather, were not yet reported. : Hornets Buzz Past Dreadnaughts 51-20 By Lanny Robins For the first time this season the Saline quintet whipped up a good third period to put' the frosting on a 51-20 win at Dexter, in non-league competition Saturday evening. This is the change the Hornet fans have been waiting for. The local five dominated as they hit fourteen field goals to the hosts' five. From the free throw line they stood king with twenty to ten. Yet they made only nineteen infractions while Dexter committed twenty-two. Cliff Blossom nailed a one- point tally on the scoreboard as the contest opened, and it-stayed there alone until 4:07 remaining in the first quarter Haarer swished from the top of the keyhole. Saline started to roll, chalking up an 11-6 count when the buzzer sounded. •> Second quarter battling 'kept the scoring pace going, both teams doubling their results for a 22-12 count at the half. Then the danger point, the fatal third; but this time it was different. Bracey meshed two field goals as the second half started. Starling and Haarer chipped in with charity tosses A stork shower was given last week for Mrs. Carl Pearson, the former Janice Kightlinger, by Mrs. Louise Jacobs and Miss They had tallied 18-3 by the end Dolly Kempf. The party was held at Mrs. Jacobs home in Ypsilanti. About eighteen guests were present to honor Mrs. Pearson. An evening of games, refreshments and gifts was enjoyed by all. of the quarter. Hill sent in his reserves near the last of the fourth when he had insured victory. Bracey led the Salinian scorers with sixteen, Blossom the Dexterites with eight. All Around Saline By Nancy Ceronsky Merrilie Harvey, 15, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harvey of Warner Rd., is in St. Joseph hospital suffering from a broken vertebra. She was injured in a toboggan acci-^ dent last Sunday afternoon when the toboggan on which she was riding hit a clump of grass and she was thrown from it. She is coming along fine now, says her mother; but will be laid up in' the hospital for two or three weeks and then will have to wear a brace for several months. She is in room 3019 and is allowed visitors. Letters, cards and Msits would undoubtedly be most welcome to an active young lady, compelled to lie flat oh .her back. * * * lature to keep revenue balanced!. Son of the Webb Harwoods; .with appropriations. "For three' 6356 Michigan Ave., Alfred Har- years in a row," he said, "the[wood, who is a Junior at MSU and a member of the MSU livestock judging team, went recently to Ft. Worth, Tex., to the Southwest Livestock Show. He was one of a team of four to compete in the judging. For two summers he was 4-H Club , agent in this county and has been a judge at fairs in this area. * * * The Feldkamp family was increased by one recently. Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Feldkamp are the proud parents of a new baby" daughter, little Patricia Ann, born on Feb. 3. The youngest Feldkamp, who has an older brother and sister, David and Linda, weighed a healthy 6 lbs. 14 oz.: at birth. Both baby and mother are now at home arid doing nicely. ■ ■#■*■•'* . Saturday, Feb. 14, will be noted in Saline for something other than Valentine's Day: It's the date of the big Pancake Day at H. I. Johnson Co., and a day greatly anticipated by many in the area. There'll be free pancakes, sausage and lots of good hot coffee for everyone present. Everybody -is welcome to stop in between 10 a.m. and 3:30 pari, to join in the fun and see all the newest in. matched farm equipment. # * * It seems that the Feldkamp family has NOT increased by one, but by TWO! An 8"lb. 11 oz. girl was_born on Tuesday 'morning, Feb. 10, to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Feldkamp, of Burmeister Rd. The little miss, who at this moment has iiot been named, has two brothers, F*reddy arid Kelvin. The two proud fathers, Donald and Frederick Feldkamp are brothers." Although county reports have not yet been completely tabulated, the results are lower everywhere than last year," Mrs. Wood said. "We knew long in advance that the quota set for us was not realistic," she said, "considering the weather and the way things are in the Detroit area." The rural total so far is a little over $7,000, as compared with last year's $10,000 she added. HEARING ON RECOUNT CASE SET FEB. 26 The postponed hearing on Saline's recount case has been rescheduled to 9 a.m. Feb. 26. The case will be heard by Circuit Judge William Weipert, of Monroe county, assigned by the Court Administrator after Washtenaw Circuit Judge James R. Breakey disqualified himself from hearing it. A motion to dismiss, filed by attorney for defendant Charles Kern, will be determined at the Feb. 26 hearing. The action was brought by Jackson T. Bennett in an effort to oust Kern from, the City Council seat to which Kern was declared elected after a recount of the November balloting here. Bennett, who was declared elect ed in November by three votes, lost in the recount by two votes. A pleading filed by Bennett's attorney, Theodore Sachs, of Detroit, alleges that because of defects in the recount procedure "it was the statutory duty of the recount canvassing board to refuse the recount at least of Ward I, and accept the certified results of Ward I without recount." This action, if taken, would leave total election results like this: Frank Deede, 570; Henry Leutheuser, 412; Bennett, 386; Kern, 383; J. C. Little, 380. The suit charges that the ballots in Ward I were not properly wrapped or sealed, and the number of ballots in the package did riot tally with the number marked on the outside. Edmund Devine, an attorney of the Ann Arbor firm of De- vine and Devine, filed a motion to dismiss the case on Kern's (Continued on Page Eight) Heavy Floods Feared If Ice Thaws Fast FIRE TRUCKS TO HAW. 2-WAY RADIO Saline fire trucks will be equipped with two-way radio in the near future. The decision to install radio in the two country trucks and the panel truck was announced this week after a meeting Thursday, at City Hall, of city officials and representatives of York, Pittsfield, Lodi, and Saline townships, which are served by the Saline Volunteer Fire department. Since the radio-directed trucks will be part of the county Civil Defense organization, half the cost of the radio will be defrayed by federal funds. The remainder will be divided among the city and the townships. Pittsfield township and Milan already have radio in their trucks. Details of the project have not been completely worked out, but the project is expected to cost about $4,000, according to City Clerk E. J. Muir. The radio will allow firemen to call for more help directly from the scene, and will keep them in contact with police during emergencies. Saline's city truck, which is never sent out into the townships, will not be equipped with radio. The two townships trucks however, are frequently used inside the city, Muir pointed out. AMERICAN LEGION TO SELL NEW 49-STAR FLAGS The new 49-star flags, designed after Alaska was admitted to statehood, will be on sale here in the near future. Orders for the flags will be taken by the American Legion, as soon as price lists and catalogs arrive, Harvey Kluwe, Le- members from Washtenaw coun- LOCAL MAN HEADS STATE DAIRY GROUP A local dairyman and livestock breeder, Ernest Girbach, of 2693 Arkona Rd., has been elected president of the American Dairy Association of Michigan, and will also serve as an executive member of the national ADA board. Girbach, who was elected to the post at a Thursday meeting in Lansing, has completed two terms as vice-president of the state ADA. He also served as director of the Michigan Milk Producer's Association, all of whose members are ADA, for three years, and is beginning his second term as president of the Saline chapter of MMPA. He was on the board of directors of Detroit Dairy Council for three years. Girbach represents producers at large on the ADA board. The Grange is represented by Hermann Koenn, of Dexter, now beginning his second term, and it is unusual to have two board INSULT TO INJURY *-**«4sr*4sr Harrassed Officials Keep Weather Eye On Roads and Dam Saline area is headed straight day morning, to do anything but for trouble no matter what the blink. At presstime, street sup- weather does, city and county Last straw in the city's weather troubles was the refusal of the main traffic light, Wednes- erintendent Mike Strait was still leafing anxiously through desk drawers, looking for an instruction book. He could set the traffic light to cycle, he said, but it would only operate at a rate of speed officials feared this week. Tuesday night's freeze was merely a "stay of execution", one of them observed. The .problem was two-prong-, ed: street and road departments had run out of both salt and »^^*Nr-#S#^#^S#S*<^*^#-#^***^^**^*^*^#^*^^' MI-KEION PUPS EARN FLOCK OF RIBBONS gion Commander, said. Buyers may contact Kluwe, Frank Carter, or Ralph Uphaus. Proceeds will help to purchase a flagpole and flag for the new hospital. ty. About 750 members attended the annual meeting in Lansing. Andrew Jackson, of Howell, was elected vice-president. fast enough to make everybody money, so that continued ice dizzy. sheets would mean a rise in the accident rate and a drop in traffic mobility. I On the other hand, a thaw that came fast enough to help traffic would produce "the worst floods this county has ever seen." l So, while street superintendent Mike Strait counted his last Dogs of Mi-Keion Kennels, f ew sait crystals and the county owned by Mildred Scott, of 9332 Road Commission issued anxi- W. Michigan avenue, brought ous bulletins, sluice gates were home a thick sheaf of ribbons opened in the dams at both Sa- from the Macomb County Kennel line ^^ Milan, and drain com Club show in Utica, Sunday. missioner John Flook warned Four of the ribbons fluttered residents to brace themselves from the collar of Mi-Keion for flooded basements. Zola's Bunny Girl, a two-year- "I have enough salt to do the old Semoyed, familiarly called main corner at the stoplight and "Lissa". The dog won first a few sidewalks," said Strait, place; Winners, bitch; Best of "but we can't do anything about Winners; and Best of Breed. ! the side streets." A tri-color cocker spaniel, Mi-; "Little can be done about the Keion Calico's Sugar N-Spice, two-inch ice on the gravel won ribbons for Winners and roads," the Road Commission First. She is 10 months old, announced, called "Wiggles." Awards for Reserve Winners, male, and First Prize, "went f6 Mi-Keion Lord Eric of Scott, a buff cocker who was winner male last March in the International Show. He is a .two- year-old, called "Trigger" at home. — More than 380 dogs were "Either a heavy rain or a sudden thaw would give us trou- blejattthgjlam" said Mrs. Bruce Parsons, whose husband, caretaker at Saline's dam, opened the sluice gate late Monday night. The water in the mill- pond dropped about 18 inches on Tuesday, but was up again Tuesday night. Milan's dam shown%rThe"MacomrCountyw^A°Pfned at 3 ?'m.- T^^ "A flood now is inevitable, Show. The name of Mrs. Scott's kennels, "Mi-Keion" is Greek for "my dog." WHERE? Two runaway youngsters from Detroit showed good taste but poor selection last week when they pointed out the house they claimed they lived in. The boys, picked up by police officer Jim Levleit in the downtown area well after curfew, claimed they were local and were merely on their way home. They lived on Henry street, they said. "Fine," said Levleit, packing them into the police car. ^'Since it's so late I'll drive you home. Show me which house is yours." "That house right there," the boys pointed out, and then the boom was lowered. The house the had chosen is owned by Mrs. Dan Levleit, Jim's mother. The boys were turned over to juvenile authorities. said Flook. "The only remaining question is the degree. Anyone who had water in their basement Tuesday had better assume that was only a preview of what's coming." All the potholes and low spots that normally collect and slow down runoff are already full, Flook pointed out, and when these melt, (Continued on Page Eight) A LOT OF ENERGY went into the March of Dimes drive ... by far the highest quota of pep being expended at the Record Hop at the High School. Above, part of the racket and excitement that produced a lively $92.50 (in spite of weather . . . neither sleet, nor snow, nor anything else can stay these dance fans) for the polio'fond.. BAND MEMBERS RATED HIGH IN DISTRICT Members of Saline High School Band earned high ratings Saturday in the District Solo and Ensemble contest held at Thurston High School in Redford. Fifteen students from Saline entered the contest, playing either solos or in an ensemble before a judge who rated them, and five captured "First Division" or "Superior" ratings. "First Division" awards, which allow the student to continue competition in the state Festival if they wish, were given to Alice Sheehan, Carol Wright, Carol Coates, Yvonne Bernard, and Bobby Austin. Pat Johnson and Katy Esch received "Second Division" ratings, for piano solos, and "Third Division" was awarded to Mike Johnson and to members of the brass sextet, Chuck Youngs, Tom Jeppeson, Carol Brown, Dave Hoeft, Don Leidheiser, and Tom Schwocho. The high ratings represented an especially fine showing, band director Arthur Katterjohn said, since most of the students had to play at 8 a.m. Saturday, an unusually early start. SALINE WOMAN'S CLUB GUEST DINNER POSTPONED , A guest night- dinner scheduled by the Saline WQirian's Club has been postponed to Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p,m. at St Paul's E. & R. Church. Reservations, already made will be 'held, and other reservations may be made with MrsrHeuben Finkbeiner.
|Title||1959-02-11; 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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