1959-02-18; Saline Reporter
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The Saline Reporter VOLUME 12, NUMBER 22 — Wednesday, February 18, 1959 t( First With All the Local News V 7c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR Polio Fund Peaks At $3083.58 Final total in the March of Dimes drive, closed this week, was $3083.58, Mrs. Lauren Wild, chairman of the Saline area drive, announced. The amount is approximately $200 less than was turned in last year. Although the sum was lower, the drive this year was considered "quite successful", Mrs. Wild said, " in view of the weather and the times." Collections throughout^Washtenaw county were noticeably lower than last year's, and special fund raising events were snowed out, rained out, or iced out. Michigan's general economic picture was also blamed for the lessened response: "The quota set for us was not realistic," Mrs. William Woods, county chairman, said, "considering the weather and the way things are in the Detroit area." Included in the total was $16.25 from the American Legion Auxiliary dance here, held on one of the season's more impossible evenings. Attendance had also been low at a Tri- County Sportsman's Club dance, an OES card party, and a High School record hop which netted more than $92 -in spite of being postponed at least once. Mrs. Wild this week expressed her thanks to Saline residents who had worked on the drive and who "so generously contributed in various ways." The sum included: $1577.13 from special events; $150 from businesses; $165 from organizations; $317 from schools; $105 from bowling; a whopping $648.09 from the Mothers' March; and $121.36 from canisters. Room Mothers Hear Problems Of Teachers A paper on "A Teachers Day" Monday evening touched off a spirited discussion among nearly 50 room mothers and teachers at Saline Elementary School. Presented by Marian Barclay, principal, the paper outlined the dawn-to-dark activities of the teachers and an almost interminable list of duties. "I don't think we solved anything," said Mrs. Rolland Sutton, chairman .of Elementary School Room Mothers, "but we got it all out in the open." Among the problems ponder ed: the amount of bookkeeping incumbent on teachers and the number of collections taken up through the school; the amount of food served to children at seasonal parties; the half-days out of school required by the conference system; what to do for safety patrols when the fifth and sixth grades are moved to the old high school next year. In other action, the Room Mothers decided to-buy the safety patrol pins for this year's patrol, and appointed Mrs. Everett Esch to compile a booklet of suggestions to future room mothers. OS**'HUSSIIts" Adult members of the Girl Scout Neighborhood Group, including Saline and Milan,. will meet at 7:30 p.m: Tuesday at : Milan Methodist Church, according to Mrs. George Wood,- of Saline, neighborhood chairman. -t ■ «* r5*Jl W I p^v "JT ^^^" »*— . ^r ! ■MB * JT * ~~ - ^^**W-J* - / V* " * * '- * / f . _.— _ / .i... - - Nineteen Boy Scouts of Troop No. 46, and Scoutmaster Mike Strait, were dinner guests at Thursday's meeting of Rotary Club at the Saline Hotel. Above, on one of the few sunny moments of the season, the crowd col- - lects with Rotarians for chit-chat and pictures. —Reporter Staff Photo OPEN HOUSE PLANNED AT ESTES DRUG An Open House, complete with refreshments, gifts, and balloons for children, is scheduled Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 and 28 to introduce Estes Rexall Pharmacy under the new management. The drug store, previously known as Giltrow's Pharmacy, was purchased by Bob Estes, of 215 Wheeler Ct., as of Jan. 1. Estes had been employed at the drugstore for about four years. He is a registered pharmacist, a graduate of Ferris Institute at Big Rapids. Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at trie store. The public is cordially invited. Danger of Flood Is Reduced The danger of floods is reduced, but not gone, officials warned this week. While recurrent freezing and thawing have allowed much of the ice pack to melt, there is still enough left to create some hazard, they agreed. But the dam at the millpond was considered out of danger, and its sluice gates were partly closed again. They could be closed all the way with safety, according to John Parsons, son of the dam's caretaker, Bruce Parsons, but apparently an ice chip has blocked them part way open. Saline River, out of its banks in some spots where ice jams had prevented normal run off, had subsided about two feet, and most of the smaller tributary creeks were back inside their banks. But county health officials (Continued on Page Ten) inn DOLLAR DAYS SALE COMING THIS WEEK Another big "Dollar Days" week-end sale is scheduled Friday-and Saturday in Saline. Promising an all-time low on prices, merchants this week sorted through their newest stocks to find items to offer at the sale. "No outmoded, un- seasonal stock," they promised. "Only the newest and best." Prices scheduled ranged from 20% to 50% off. Sale goods, including many specialty items, wil be plainly marked and easy to find. For details, see advertisements in this issue of the Reporter. Flu Hits Trainmen Plagued By Weather Too By Peggy Flook The night was blacker than the inside of a cat, and rain was sloshing down across the icy fields Thursday midnight when two flashlights bobbed along a lonely country lane, across a pasture, and over a fence. The lights were carried by two New York Central brakemen, seeking a telephone to report that their train was off the track . . . again. It was the second time the train had been de-railed that day and the fifth time in a week, all because of the ice pack. "I've never seen the like of this winter," one of the drenched, slicker-clad men remarked. "I never saw the like before . . . and I don't care if I never do | again, either." I The men were Don Gregory, 1 of Jonesville, and Chalmer Draggoo, of Ossio, temporarily assigned as conductor and flagmen on the little train that runs j once a week, down and back, on the spur through Saline. Their 250 ton engine ("what isn't cast iron is made of concrete") had (Continued on Page Ten) AH Around Saline The Clyde Griffins had a chance to se what real snow is like last weekend when the death of Clyde's aunt took them to Traverse City. Russell Mi- chalke, a houseguest of their son Jimmy's accompanied them on the trip. While there they stayed with Clyde's brother-in- law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nash, and their family. As for the snow in that area, there is 40 inches or better on level ground and in places, where it had been shoveled and plowed, the snow was 3 feet HORNETS UPSET UNIVERSITY HIGH Saline's Hornets swept out of the cellar Tuesday night to upset University High Ca- gers. 57-51. — Scoring was close throughout the game, but Saline trailed only once. Top seorerfor the Hornet upset was Jim" Fuhrman with 16 points. For, U Hi, top tally man was Fischer with 18 points. above the car. * *„ * Just about a year ago Mrs. Carl (Abbie) Carr underwent a very serious and, at that time, unusual operation. In fact, the operation was the first of its kind to be performed at St. Joe hospital in Ann Arbor. The technical term for this type of surgery is "aneurysm of the aorta." In plainer terms the main blood vessel in the abdomen was removed and in its place dacron arteries were grafted from the heart down to both legs. At the time of the operation Mrs. Carr, who was a victim of hardening of the arteries, was laid up for some 42 WOMAN'S CLUB TO VISIT DETROIT FLOWER SHOW Members of Saline Woman's Club will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church for a bus trip to the Michigan Flower and Home Show in Detroit. Reservations and tickets may be obtained from-Mrs. Arthur Heininger. Members are asked to bring a packed lunch. They will return at 4 p jn. days. Now at the end of a year and upon thorough examination by her physician, Dr. Wml J. Regan of Ann Arbor, she is reported to be doing just fine and leading a very normal life. Although, acording to Dr. Regan, they are now doing a fair number of these operations at the U. of M., they are still rather rare in non-teaching hospitals. Jury Finds Driver Guilty of Speeding A six-man jury Thursday evening found Richard Kerr, of Ypsilanti,. guilty on a speeding charge in Justice of the tPeace Court here. Kerr, who was represented by an Ypsilanti township Justice of the Peace, Geo. Stripp, called Ypsilanti Municipal Judge Ed Deake as a character witness. Arrested by police officer Earl Kirby last April, for traveling 40 miles an. hour in a-25-mile zone, Kerr was fined $40 and $4.30 costs by Saline JP John Buck. "'■"".■". WINTER WHEAT MAY SUFFER ICE DAMAGE Farmers were divided this week as to whether or not winter wheat crops had been damaged by the prolonged ice cover, and some of them were frankly worried. At the moment, no amount of inspection can tell anyone much about the wheat, which is green in the fall, browns and goes dormant in the winter, and then turns green again with the first spring rains. "I've heard a lot of my customers worrying about if," said Art Heininger, at the Saline Mercantile feed mill. "They feel the wheat has probably been hurt by the weather." "I hope not," said Bob Tefft, on Textile Rd., "but we won't really know till the April showers bring it out again." "I don't know," said Ernie Girbach, who has 30 acres in winter wheat. "It certainly might be damaged, and most of the farmers are worried." "Oh, I think it will ' come through all right," said Ferman Clements, who plants 28 acres in wheat. "It had a good top last fall, and when you come down to it, alternate freezing and thawing is harder on it than this continuous ice." So the situation Vested . . . cause for concern, but nothing to be done in the wheat fields unless you felt like ice-skating. A widespread incidence of winter flu this week dropped school attendance sharply — ; even after buses were running again on slightly-cleared coun- J try roads. Saline Elementary School Friday reported almost 25 per cent absenteeism . . . 197 out of 806. On Monday the total's had dropped slightly, to 102, as compared with 160 the previous Monday. Most of the absences were ascribed to flu, two varieties of which were so widely circulated that nearly every family had at least one patient. At the High School, absences were somewhat less ... 70 of 498 on Friday. By Monday, only 48 were still missing, but 115 had missed school the previous Monday. School authorities described all of the absence figures (even Monday's 48) as "exceptionally high". But the epidemic appear to be stable in number, if not on the wane, and practically no absences due to flu were reported by local industries. Very few reports on flu had been made to the County Health department, and relatively few to local doctors. "Some of this stuff appears to be the true flu," Dr. Gordon Prout observed, "but there's not as much pneumonia with it as you sometimes get. Flu, of course, comes in assorted strains, and it appears to range from three to ten days in duration." February and March are always bad months for respiratory diseases, he added. Township Voters Nominate Four For Supervisors Incumbent supervisors were renominated this week in all four of the townships surrounding Saline — Lodi, Pittsfield, York, and Saline township. Only one of them is opposed on the April ballot; Democrat Melvin Hawker, of York town- Bess Tef f t's Book To Be Translated Into Italian Tongue Word has just been received by Bess Tefft from her publisher, E. P. Dutton. and Company, New York, that her book-rights for MERR3E MAPLE have been sold to an Italian firm and the book will be published in the Italian language for distribution throughout the world. "Very few of our books are published in foreign languages," the letter said, "that is books for young people, and you can consider this a personal triumph. I hope there will be others." Copies of the Italian translation will be sent to the author as soon as they are published. OSCAR WEBER PASSES AWAY WEDNESDAY Funeral services will be held this Saturday at 2 p.m. for Oscar Weber, lifelong Saline-area resident who passed away Wednesday afternoon at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor. Early in the year, Weber had suffered a heart attack and had been hospitalized. Last week he returned home from the ^hospital, "and" his many friends and relatives were hoping for a complete recovery. But on Monday he re-entered the hospital for further treatment, and he succumbed two days later. The funeral rites will be held at St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church, with the Rev. A. P. Hardt officiating. Previous to noon, friends and relatives' may call at the Loekwood Funeral home. ship, will run against incumbent Republican Thurlow Sanford for the post. Democrats in Pittsfield township put up a slate in their Monday primary election, but the slot of supervisor was not filled. No Democratic caucus was held in either Lodi or Saline townships. Republican caucus meetings in both townships were "exceptionally well attended", the township clerks reported. 42 persons attended in each case, as compared with the usual 12 or 13. But the number of votes cast in Pittsfield's primary election— 128 — was described as "very, very low." Republicans nominated in the primary include incumbent Samuel Morgan for supervisor; T. Brace Rider, township ■ clerk; Edward H. Lavender, treasurer; i Andrew J. Ernst and Edward C. Hutzel, .trustees; Robert L. Shankland, Justice of the Peace; Charles W. Geddes, Board of Review; and four constables, James B. Harrison, Carl A. Thayer, Ralph A. Gesler, and William H. Rogers. "A fifth candidate for constable was defeated, William Gordy. Democrats nominated in Pitts- (Cohtinued to page 4) LOCAL FFA SPEAKER WINS IN DISTRICT Bill Wiedmayer, president of Saline Chapter of Future Farmers of America, will represent his group in a regional FFA public speaking contest at Saline High School Wednesday, Feb. 25. The regional contests, expected to draw contestants to Saline from all over southeast Michigan, are a highlight of national FFA week, Feb. 21 to 28. Wiedmayer, a senior and son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wiedmayer, of 11080 W. Michigan avenue, won first place in the FFA district contest last week in Manchester. A Clinton member placed second in the district event, which included chapters from Washtenaw county, Clinton, and Tecumseh. Demonstration and Parliamentary procedure teams from (Continued on Page Ten) Theft Is Solved A 19-year-old high school senior yesterday admitted the theft of $65-$70 from a school office Tuesday>nlght: The youth, whose name is being withheld, told of gaining entry to the locked office by forcing a window. The money taken was part of the senior <;lass funds, proceeds of candy sales at the basketball game earlier in the evening. ■ The youth, being detained at county sheriffs headquarters, is also being questioned regarding other unsolved thefts at the high school. THE HARDEST )VINTER in memory has been rough on the city streets and comity roads, as recurrent freezing and thawing heaved surfacing and reduced some areas almost to rubble: Above, part of the back-breaking and budget-busting task facing the city of Saline when the weather improves. That's Monroe street, only slightly worse than all the others. BPW Initiates 20 Members By Candlelight Saline chapter of the Business and Prof esional Women's Club Monday evening initiated 20 new members in a candlelight ceremony following a first anniversary dinner, at Saline Hotel. The group also appointed a nominating committee — Jean Taylor, Mrs. William A. Rappen- hagen, Mrs. Theo Graban, and Mrs. Leonard Wight — to select a slate of officers for the coming year. Election will be held at the March meeting. Among the initiates were: Mrs. J. Kenneth Taylor, Mrs. Kathryn Twitchell, Mrs. Jean Taylor, Mrs. Maud Wheelock, Mrs. Ross Adair, Mrs. Halie Ayres, Mrs. Francis Baker, Mrs. Robert Bredernitz, Mrs. Lewis Cammet, Mrs.'George Campbell, Mrs. Garner D. Farrell, Mrs. Fred Fielder, Mrs. Theo Graban, Mrs. Clyde Hamlin, Miss Cora Hull, Mrs. Lucille Henderson, Mrs. Harvey Kluwe, Mrs. D. C. Mc- Cormick, Mrs. William Reppen- hagen, Mrs. Edwin Schmid.
|Title||1959-02-18; 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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