1959-04-08; Saline Reporter
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% w The Saline iUME 13, NUMBER 29 — April 8, 1959. 'First With All the Local News" 7c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR SALINE AREA VOTING LIGHT; MOSTLY G.O.P. FOR A GOOD MANY YEARS, "Scouting" and "Straits" have meant practically the same thing in Saline. Above, Scout Jimmy, Scoutmaster Mike, Scout Ed, "almost Brownie" Bonnie, Denmother Jeannette, and Scout David. See story on page 9. All Around Saline Mr. and Mrs. Howard John- M. J. "Andy" Anderson was , school after which they will re- son, 494 So. Ann Arbor St., will' released from St. Joseph Hospi- turn to the Reynolds home for be hosts to members of the Chancel Choir of Federated Church tomorrow evening at 8 p.m. The recorded Easter concert of the group will be heard during the evening in addition to the regular choir rehearsal under the direction of Harold Brown. , * * ■* Mr. and Mrs. Henry Erskine had two unexpected house guests last week from near Traverse City. Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Stevens, of Duck Lake, spent several days with the Erskines, who also recently played host to 28 family guests from the Ann Arbor and Saline areas. The party was in honor of their daughter, Janice's 7th birthday. Road Commission Lifts Local Weight Restrictions Early Spring truck weight restrictions on all Washtenaw county roads were lifted as of 6 a.m. Monday, well ahead of the May deadline required by state law. State laws set the end of May for the lifting of spring restrictions but leave the date to the discretion of county authorities to fit local conditions. The action was taken at this time, according to the Road Commision's Howard Minier, "because we felt that the benefits to farmers, who want to move stock and supplies, would far outweigh possible road damage that might occur." While there is still some danger of flooding, and some soft shoulders and soggy places where the frost is not out, the major hazards are ended, Minier said. But he warned drivers to use caution and bear in mind that "there are still some booby traps in county roads. In 25 years of experience, I have never seen ice take the tops off the roads as it did this yar." tal last Saturday. He had been in the hospital for a week under observation. "Andy", who was sent home to rest up a bit, hasn't had much jest yet, tho .. he's buying and selling and laying out ads as usual! Mrs. J. C. Little, Mrs. Richard Cole and Mrs. E. J. Muir were co-hostesses last week at a personal shower honoring Miss Sharon Larson. Fifteen guests attended the party which was given at the Little home. Miss Larson and Fred Anderson will be married on May 2 at the Methodist Church in Saline. * * * Next Sunday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Reynolds will entertain the school bus drivers and .their spouses. The group will make a tour of the new high YOUTH BAND CONCERT SET FOR MAY 19 supper. * * * "Butch" Armbruster, who's been laid up with pneumonia, came home from the hospital Monday. He's feeling pretty good and expects to be back in school next week.. I Moon Resigns Planning Post Building Permits Total $21,750 City Council Tuesday night issued " building permits in the amount of $22,250 to: George Mains, 105 N. Maple, to add a screened •porch, $300; Theo Graben, 217 Russell, for dining room and carport, $3000; Arthur Reed, 214 N. Ann Arbor, to replace wood porch with concrete, $600"; Emanuel Hertler, 314 N. Harris, for garage, $850; to Otto Alber, for residence on W. McKay street, $17,000. ■ " Council also issued a razing permit to R. & B. Tool Co. to tear, down jthe "old Cotton SHS Band To Play In State Meet Member's of the Saline High School Concert Band will compete Saturday, April 18, in the State Band and Orchestra Festival, with other schools which received First Division Ratings in their District Festival. Saline's Band was one of three to receive the rating, among ten bands competing in the recent District Festival. It is Saline's eighth annual trip to the State Festival, where they received a Second Division rating last year. The Band will play "Coat of Arms March" at the Festival in Jackson, as well as a required piece "Folk Song Suite", by Williams; and a selected number, "Finale from the New World Symphony," by Dvorak. The 65-piece Concert Band will travel to Jackson by school bus, and a special bus will be. available for parents and friends who wish to make the trip also. The charge for the special bus trip is 50 cents per round trip, and reservations for a seat on the bus must be made with band director Arthur Katterjohn by Friday. The Saline Band in previous State Contests has received^ five First Division ratings and two Second Division marks. This year's band is "in a fine position to keep up the standards set by the Saline Bands of previous years," Katterjohn said. The University of Michigan Youth Band, under the direction of Arthur Katterjohn, will present the final concert of its season at the Saline High School auditorum on Sunday, May 19th, at 7 p.m. The concert is open to the public without charge, and every person interested in fine music is urged to attend. The Youth Band is an organization of young High School students from this general area who are outstanding in their own High School Bands, and who are interested in rehearsing and performing difficult band music with other students of like talents. The Band numbers! about 75 students, from 18 different schools, and some of its students travel 65 miles to attend rehearsals. ■ Students come from Adrian, Flint, Highland Park, Wayne, Milford, Chelsea, Ann Arbor, Saline, and many other communities. The Saline students who will play in the concert include Pat Johnson, Alice Sheehan, Lanny Robbins, Karen Leidheiser, John Parsons, Jim Bernard, Leonard Roard, Christine Mac- Donald, and Katrene Gall The University of Michigan Extension Service has undertaken the sponsorship of this group this year for the first time, and are planning to continue next fall with the organization. Dr. Wm. D. Reveffi of the U. of M. Symphony Band, and Dr. Everett J. Soop, Director of thei Extension Service, have, both City Planning Director Robert Moon has tendered his resignation from the post, effective April 1. No replacement has been named. Moon, appointed a year and a half ago, headed the planning arid zoning commission during preparation of the present city zoning map, upon which zoning ordinance No. 146 is based. Moon resigned, he said, "because I find that my ideas of what constitute adequate and effective planning are incompatible with those of the present Council." Council tabled the resignation at Tuesday night's meeting. Hospital Notes Mrs. Harold Wackenhut this week had a phone call from her brother, Kenneth Guenther, who has been laid up in the hospital in Inverness, Fla., recuperating from a seige of pneumonia. She reports that he is recovering nicely and sounded much" better than he did the last time she spoke to him over the telephone. He expects to be released from the hospital sometime this week. Paul Lee, of 108 W. Henry St., is a medical patient at St. Joe's this week. KIDS INJURED IN WRECK OF STOLEN CAR Three Detroit teen-agers were injured, one seriously, when the stolen car they were driving skidded on a turn on Saline- Ann Arbor Road Tuesday afternoon and was totally wrecked. The injured youngsters, all under treatment at University Hospital in Ann Arbor, were two boys, 15 and 16 years old, and a 14-year-old girl. Another girl, 14, who was a pasenger in the car, was not hurt. The accident occurred at the sharp turn at Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., and Wagner Rd., about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the 15-year- old driver of the car was unable to make the turn. The car struck a telephone pole, a fence, a guard rail, and a culvert . . . and then rolled over. Most seriously injured of the three was the girl, who is believed to have suffered chest injuries. Charges will be brought against the group in the matter of the theft of the car, a sheriffs deputy said. DEEDE IN CHARGE OF MAYOR'S DAY Mayor Henry Leutheuser Tuesday evening appointed Mayor pro tern Frank Deede to take charge of Mayor's Exchange Day festivities here May 18, while Leutheuser travels to Ed- more, Mich. The Mayor's Day is held in conjunction with Michigan Week. But Democrats Lead For Supreme Court Play Center Names Officers Nursery School parents, at a Monday evening meeting at the home of teacher Mrs. Virginia Barrett, revised the by-laws of the organization and elected officers for the coming year. Mrs. Robert Merchant was named chairman. Other officers elected include Mrs. Ray Goodrich, vice-chairman; Mrs. Arthur Moehn, membership chairman; Mrs. Herman Merte, secretary; Mrs. Don Geering, treasurer; Mrs. Spencer Charles, equipment chairman; and Mrs. John Breuger, of Ann Arbor, area representative. The final meeting of the year, at 8 p.m. Monday, May 4, at the home of Mrs. Merchant, is open to parents interested in the Play Center. Mothers who would like to attend are asked to call Mrs. Merchant at HA 9-9641. Boys Bitten; City Warns of Unleashed Dogs City officials today threatened to invoke penalties of up to $50 in fines or 60 days in jail for owners of unleashed dogs, after three local children were bitten within a week. One of the youngsters, six- year-old George Cogar, was bitten last week by a dog that later died of hepatitis, police said. The dog's head was sent to Lansing for a Pasteur test, but no report has been received as yet. The boy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cogar, of 217 S. Ann Arbor. Two boys were bitten by dogs Monday, in separate incidents. One of the children is Michael Armbruster, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Armbruster. He was bitten through the lip, but was not seriously hurt. The other child is Michael Rogers, 8, son of Mrs. Virginia Rogers of 225 Monroe. A city ordinance provides for a fine of not more than $50 for owners of straying dogs, city clerk E. J. Muir said in a strong warning to all residents to tie their dogs. The ordinance also provides for a jail sentence in lieu of the fine. Mamarow Farm Puzzles 'em All Every now and then, it has seemed we ought to go 'round again with some of the Mystery Farm pictures, especially those not readily identified. The one above, for example, was variously identified as the Willard Kohler farm (until Mrs. Willard Kohler called to deny it) the old Lowry farm on Bras- sow Rd., and finally . . . and correctly ... the Herman Mamarow farm at 4021 Textile Rd. j Saline area electors, in an | unusually light voter turnout, j Monday, voted more than two- J to-one Republican, and elected GOP township boards. But Democratic candidates for Supreme Court Justice, running on the non-partisan state ballot, carried the city of Saline as well as Lodi, SaUne, Pittsfield, and York Townships. Supreme Court Justices George Edwards and John D. Voelker, who triumphed easily in the state-wide voting in a field of five candidates, held wide margins in every precinct in the Saline area. Three proposals for Constitutional amendment, on the state ballot, also carried in the area, and in Pittsfield township, a proposal for a one-mill increase for the fire department carried by 375 to 219. With no local issues, on the ballot, the turnout in Saline totaled only about 25 per cent of the registered voters. Only 85 persons voted in Ward I; in Ward U, 174 got to the potts. A change in election board personnel this year placed Mrs. Robert Heiserman in charge of Ward I, replacing A. C. Lange; and Mrs. Herb Lange served as chairman of Ward H, replacing Mrs. Bessie Collins. In the townships,, four incun*- bent supervisors, all Republican, were returned to office. Only one of them was opposed. He was Thurlow Sanford, of York township, who defeated his Democrat opponent Melvin Staff members at Ypsilanti' Hawker by 551 to 235. State Hospital will be "prepared other township officers elect- to accommodate" 10,000 visitors ^ ^ iignt balloting in York .with refreshments and a tour township included Maud Steidle, of the establishment, at an Open clerk; Neva Oelke, treasurer; House Sunday April 26. .. William Hayes, trustee; Duane The Open House, scheduled Rogers, Justice of the Peace; from 1 to 5 p.m., will launch George Day, Board of Review; the 11th national observation of an(j Charles Blackmer, Duane Mental Health Week, April 26 Bock, Merlin Goodrich, and „* +i.„ Harold Allison, constables. POLICE NAB JUVENILES IN STOLEN AUTO A confused mixture of runaway boys, stolen cars, and a break-in by one group of the runaways, this week-end kept Saline police busy for 12 hours. Three of the boys, two of the cars, and the theft from a local implement dealer were discovered at 4:30 a.m. Monday, after police officers Hugh Prince and I Luther Dicks stopped the boys !for a curfew check just after ,they had driven a 1959 white Ford out of a private drive on Lewis street. The youngsters, two of "them 16 years of age and the thircT15, had no registration for the car. They admitted entering the H. I. Johnson Co. office, on W. Michigan avenue here, and taking about $3.50 in small change from the cash register. Entry was gained by breaking the lock on the front door. The boys also admitted taking the car, owned by Melvin (Continued on Page Seven) YSH Wants 10,000 Guests At Open House to May 2, and the aim of the week is to receive "the same number of visitors as there are patients," according to Mrs. LaDonna Kennedy, chairman of the project here. Ypsi State hospital has 4100 "in-patients" and 1000 "out-patients," a total of 5100. But "10,000 visitors would be wonderful," Mrs. Kennedy said. Mental health, named "the nation's number 1 public health problem" has placed 34,000 patients in Michigan mental hospitals. Theme of the April 26 Open House is "Operation Friendship," and projects during the week include displays made by the patients at Ypsi State, as well as by community service organizations throughout the six counties the hospital serves. Other committee members for the event, all staff at the hospital, include: Dr. Victor Ker- shul, publicity; Miss Louise Marshall, tours; Mrs. Eleanor Allen, refreshments; Mrs. Dorothy Phillips, registration; Mrs. John Nelson, displays; Jack Spence, parking. In Pittsfield township Republican supervisor Samuel Morgan was unopposed, and other township officials were elected (Continued on Page Seven) ^9i^^til^-'&;i^cnig;aiu;' -* "iyorked\with thejprojectw MEMBERS OF SALINE HIGH SCHOOL BAND, conducted by Pied Piper Katterjohn,. last spring presented a Spring Concert for patients and staff at Ypsilanti State Hospital;. xnis wees, ipsi State is busy with'plans for a ^gigantic Open House; and the Band is preparing for the State Band Contest, Saturday in Jackson, (See stories on this page.) CfflLDREN ARRIVING AT SCHOOL TOO EARLY School authorities this week warned that_ youngsters, arriving earlier than necessary at the Elementary School, have been I crossing Michigan avenue at the corner of Harris street without police protection. They are also arriving at the schoolgrpunds before the building is unlocked, and may have to wait outside in case of rain, principal Marian Barclay said. Mrs. Robert Starling, safety officer, also urged that youngsters not "cross Michigan at the school corner until at least 8:30 am.* when police protection Is available. School Committee Plans For Carnival Full-sized plans were under way this week for an even bigger Elementary School Carnival than the event which last year drew hundreds of Saline area residents and cleared more than $700. The event is sponsored annually by the Elementary School Room Mothers, and proceeds will be used to huy needed athletic equipment. Scheduled from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the school, the Carnival will include two talent shows, games of skill, bake sales, candy sales, assorted movies and slides, and a white elephant sale. Two talent shows, starring local youngsters, will be presented during the evening, arid homemade pie and coffee will be sold at the cafeteria. Some of the rooms will also sell hotdogs. Each room prepares its own booth. One popular booth to be repeated this year is the sale of new books, sent on consignment from an Ann Arbor book store. The Saline group receives a percentage of the proceeds of the book sale, acording to Mrs. Francis Lockwood, who is in charge of the booth. Mrs. Richard Martin is Room Mother chairman of the event, and tickets will be sold by Mr. and Mrs. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Bersuder, Mr. and Mrs. Rblland GpltZj Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Louis. Belleau.
|Title||1959-04-08; 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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