1959-10-07; Saline Reporter
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-*> *& The Sali VOLUME 13, NUMBER 3 — Wednesday, October 7, 1959 First With All the Loral News' P.O. Bo: 225: 2-60 7c PER COP? — $3 PER YEAR PETITION MAY LAUNCH FULL CHARTER STUDY e"t The all-purpose area in the new school is a roomy cafeteria at noon, as above, a huge meeting room or area for Record Hops at night. There is a snack bar at one end, and kitchen facilities are the most modern available. High School administrators confer, in the brand-new, fully modern conference room for Board of Education and staff meetings at the new building. Left to right: Leo Jensen, superintendent of schools; Howard Hill, assistant High School principal; Elmer Houghton, principal. r. Hatcher to Speak At School Dedication Open House To Follow *~ Sunday Event Dr. Harlan Hatcher, president of the University of Michigan, will be the speaker Sunday at Dedication ceremonies at the new High School on Saline-Ann Arbor Rd. To be held in the school gymnasium, the formal program will begin at 2 p.m., to be preceded by a half-hour of music by the High School Band, and followed by Open House, tours of the school, and refreshments. The program includes: High School Band selections, directed by Arthur Katterjohn, from 1:30 to 2 p.m.; presentation of Colors by Boy Scout Troop 146, and a dedicatory Invocation given by the Rev. Robert Richards. Superintendent of Schools Leo Jensen will introduce members of the Board of Education, administration and guests, including Dr. Hatcher. A presentation of the building will be made by Guido Binda, archetect, and Dr. Gordon Prout, president of the Board of Education, will make an acceptance address. Elmer Houghton, principal of Saline Area High School, will present the building to the Student Body, and an appreciation statement will be made by Michael Washburn, president of the Student Council. An introduction of the speaker, and Dr. Hatcher's address, will follow. Vocal selections by the High School student chorus will precede the benediction by the Rev. Armin Bizer. Dedication Day chairman is Mildred A. Haswell. Mrs. Leo Jensen, Mrs. Elmer Houghton, and Mrs. John Thoss will act as a flower committee. Members of the Student Council will be stationed throughout the building to act as guides, and refreshments will be served in the cafeteria by members of the Saline High School Room Mothers. School Cost $1,062,562- Ar^ Hours of Thought < The new High School building to be dedicated Sunday was built at the cost of $1,062,562 . . . and many hours of study by members of the Board of Education and a Saline Area Educational Advisory Council. The project began a number of years ago, when the Advisory committee was formed at a public meeting in 1952, even before the reorganization of the school district. But the reorganization and the new High School stemmed from the same problem . . overcrowding of existing facll- OES Names New Officers j The Saline Chapter 311, O.E. |S., met for its annual meeting and election of officers Monday night. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Predmore, sr., were elected Worthy Patron and Worthy Matron. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Campbell are the newly elected Assistant Patron and Matron. Other officers chosen are Mrs. Francis McKenny, conductress; Mrs. Harry Cogar, associate conductress; Mrs. Hugh Austin, secretary; and Mrs. Everett Wolfin, treasurer. A potluck supper preceded the meeting. Annual reports were given and Mrs. Everett Wolfin, Grand Chaplain, was honored in a brief ceremony. Mrs. Wanda Loper sang "Fairest Lord Jesus," accompanied on the piano- by Mrs. Lucille Henderson. Installation of the new officers will take place Oct. 17 at the Elementary School. There will be a practice for officers at 1 p.m. on the day of the installation. The practice will be at the school also. it*es. Randall Coates served as the chairman of the committee, and Miss Esther Landwehr acted as secretary. When the committee was reactivated in January of 1957, Ira Pfiefle served as chairman, and Mrs. Max Ross as secretary. In March of 1957, Guido Binda & Associates were named as architects for the new school, and in April an option was taken by the Board of Education on approximately 90 acres of land on Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., the present site. In May of 1957, the Advisory Council met and a planning committee was chosen: Harold Gray, Mrs. Howard Burr, Erwin Feldkamp, Harold Lambarth, Robert Tefft, Dwight Reynolds, and Clark Gordon. Visits were made to study various new high schools by the faculty, Board of Education, the planning committee, and even Room Mothers. A public discussion meeting was held, and the | plan to present a bond issue for 1 the new school was endorsed by all these groups. I On June^24, 1957, residents of Saline area school district voted a bond issue of $1,650,000; and | on April 27,1958, contracts were awarded for $1,062,562, to build the school. In May of 1958, Dr. Gordon Prout, president of the Board of Education, turned the first earth at the ground-breaking ceremonies; and the cornerstone was laid in May of 1959. Present members of the Board of Education, besides Dr. Prout, are Alwin Burkhardt, Raymond Girbach, Bess Tefft, and Oliver Steiner. The new High School opened on September 9, this year. New equipment in the High School shop area includes the band saw, above, in which instructor Clyde Niedfeldt and two students install a new blade. The agriculture department has its own, separate farm shop. Community Chest OK's $8687 Budget Jfc There will be a Brownie and Girl Scout uniform exchange on Oct. 26 at the home of Mrs. Lawrence Scherdt, 104 E. McKay. Uniforms should be marked with price, fname, size and phone number before the exchange. Those wanting to either buy or sell, come! PAST MATRONS TO MEET Past Matrons of the Saline I O.E.S. Chapter 311 will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12 at the home of Mrs. Herbert Teachout on Moon Rd. Four birthdays will be observed at the dessert meeting. So honored will be Mrs. ' Edwin Hering, Mrs. George Lehman of Royal Oak, Mrs. Harry Friis and Mrs. Robert Starling. Members are asked to please note the change of place of the meeting. ROOM MOTHERS, PARENTS TO MEET AT EL. SCHOOL The Elementary School Room Mothers will meet at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12. All parents of children attending the school are urged to attend the meeting. Parents will meet with their child's teacher in their, respective rooms for a general discussion of problems Xvhich. arise each year. Plan to be present and bring any-questions yOu might have.- '-• "* ~ "'■'t A Saline Community Chest budget of $8,687 was approved Monday by board members, and plans were completed for the Campaign Kickoff Dinner Tuesday evening for all campaign workers. The $8,687 goal, an increase of 9.5 per cent from last year's budget, includes one new participating agency and an increase, on the local scene, for the growing City Recreation program. The Saline Cub Scout program also received an increase, largely to provide equipment for an expanded enrollment . . but Saline Girl Scouts staggered the members of the Chest budget committee by refusing to make any new request at all; and Saline Boy Scouts politely turned down an offer of an increased contribution. Both organizations said they could make out with what they had, and preferred to be as self-supporting as possible. Nor was there any request this year from the Child Study Club, whose representatives told the budget committee that there would be a Halloween program this year, supported by funds received last year . . . but that the Halloween parties at the schools would then be discontinued because of the difficulties of planning separate entertainment for such divergent ages. "The new agency admitted to Chest participation, on reco— mendations of High School Principal Elmer Houghton and -Evelyn Belleau, secretary of the •High School Room Mothers, is the Huron Valley Child Guidance Clinic. The Clinic, which receives 50 per cent of its funds from the State Mental Health Department, last year provided 136 interviews to 12 emotionally troubled children from the Saline area. Seven of these were sent to the Clinic on.the school's recommendation, two by parents, and three by other service agencies. Located in Ypsilanti township, the Clinic is on Saline's Chest budget for $100. Specific items of the budget this year include: MICHIGAN UNITED FUND — $1,681, up 12 per cent from last year's $1,493. SALINE GIRL SCOUTS and BROWNIES — None. HURON VALLEY GIRL SCOUT COUNCIL — $400, up $45 from last year. SALINE LIBRARY — $200, same as last year. CHILD STUDY CLUB — No funds requested. SALINE BOY SCOUTS — $100, same as last year. SALINE CUB SCOUTS — $150, up $50 from last year. SALVATION ARMY — $300, up $50 from last year. SALINE RECREATION PROGRAM — $1,485, up $252 form last year. WASHTENAW COUNTY CRIPPLED CHILDREN'S SOCIETY ..— $100, same as last year. PORTAGE TRAILS BOY SCOUT COUNCIL — $1,100, up | $300 from last year. I (Continued on Page 12) Door to Door Mail Delivery Sought Here Letters seeking door-to-door mail delivery for Saline were sent out this week to Congressman George Meader, by both the Chamber of Commerce and the City Council. The action was taken after both organizations received numerous complaints that mail facilities here had already been snowed under by the present population, though the present Postoffice is only about a year old. Only 582 boxes were installed in the building, and the Post- office already has a waiting list of about 40 persons wanting boxes. Requirements for door-to- door delivery include having a population of 2500, and continuous sidewalks in the city, according to Elmer Wallen, a postal field officer from the Detroit office. But "I think we'll get it," Postmaster Mrs. Arthur O'Neill said today, "since there has been a tremendous increase in population this summer, and sidewalks are practically continuous." But it is possible that no action can be taken until the 1960 census next spring. Council Suggests Revision Committee Petitions to give Saline a registered voters' signatures re- ment were circulated by Henry'quired to call a special election, elected by popular vote, may I Circulated by a five-man corn- launch a complete revision of ;mittee of Saline residents, they the City Charter, Mayor Henry; would make the office of mayor Leutheuser suggested Monday' elective in, and after, 1960; and night. four Councilmen would be elect- The petitions, filed in the City Clerk's office Monday afternoon, contained 300 names, well over the 20 per cent ed next year. The one receiving the lower number of votes would serve for a one-year term, the 0f others for two. Two Councilmen to be elected this year on the Nov. 3 ballot would complete their terms. But the petition only asks for the amendment of sections eight and nine of the City Charter, and "an amendment of this sort affects various sections not covered by the petitions," city attorney Pat Roesch said. A- mong them: city legislation may now be passed with the affirmative vote of three Councilmen . . . and three men would not constitute a majority on a seven man Council. "You can only vote on the changes petitioned for," Roesch to do, and do it fast", after Ben- pointed out «It would be wise nett urged that a gravel side- to study the charter and see walk could be installed at a if anything else needs changing Bow Hunter Brings Home Second Deer Probably the first deer of the season was brought into Saline Sunday, evening by Dick Cole, of 211 S. Davenport. But the young buck was Cole's second bow and arrow kill] he got another one five years ago. Three deer and a bear were on the way back'from Ontario, where Carl Carr, Jake Marion, Bob Leonard, Art Wiedmayer and Frank Tirb hunted. The party was expected to reach Saline Wednesday or Thursday, and there was some speculation as to who got the bear . . . since Carr had gone out loaded for bear and nothing else, he said. Cole's deer was brought down east of Vanderbilt, where he was hunting with Bob Russell. Two Named To Solve Issue Of Sidewalk A two-man committee, to study the possibility of placing] a temporary sidewalk to the new High School, was appointed Monday night by Mayor Henry Leutheuser. The mayor appointed Councilmen Everett Wolfin and Jack Bennett to "see what there is Decorator To Speak To Woman's Cfub The speaker at the first fall meeting of the Saline'Woman's Club will be Mr. Bengt Swan- son,, 'decorating consultant of the J. L. Hudson Co. of Detroit. The meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, will be held at the new High School theatre, and the Willing Workers and Child Study Club have been invited to attend. Mr.. Swanson, a native of Sweden, is well qualified to speak on his subject, "Decorating Highlights," for he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Crafts at Gothenburg, Sweden, which is one of the leading schools of design and interior architecture in Europe. His talk will cover all phases of home decoration, . with emphasis on how to establish and develop color schemes with preferred accessories. W.S.C.S. TO SPONSOR SMORGASBORD, BAZAAR The W.S.C.S. of the Saline Methodist Church .is planning a Smorgasbord and Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 24. The affair will be held at the Elementary School from 5 until 8 o'clock in the evening. The Smorgashbord will feature roast turkey and baked ham. The price of the dinner will be $1.50 for adults and $f for children under 12. "fairly reasonable" cost. C o u n c i Imen unanimously agreed that the number of students walking to and from the school on Saline-Ann Arbor Rd. constituted a serious danger to the youngsters and to drivers as well. But city officials have said it would be impossible to install a permanent sidewalk at this time of year. ""•' - "I've looked into the cost of this thing," said Bennett, "and I can't see any reason why we can't put in a temporary one. The whole thing would cost less than $20Q,* Said Leutheuser: "I don't want anyone to get hurt out there, but I want to see this done right, with a bicycle strip too. If you put in a gravel sidewalk, the kids wouldn't walk on it . . . cement it. But you can't cement it for $200." Bennett: "All right, cement it, then, but let's get it in. Make a path 10 feet from the road." Attorney Pat Roesch: "Even if the kids wouldn't walk on it, it would be there." Frank Deede: "When the developer begins to work, that strip will be in his way." Kern: "Well, they would ruin a permanent sidewalk, anyhow, so you may as well put in a temporary one now." Dr. John Buck, from audience: "Why not let the school board put it in?" Leutheuser: "The city will have to pay for the permanent one, so the first one should be paid for by the school." Wolfin: "You said we should look into this and do something fast, so let us handle it. Don't to avoid inconsistencies and conflicts." Said Leutheuser: "We may have to launch an entire Charter revision to give the people what they want." Initiatory action for other changes, if required, could be made by the Council itself, Pat pointed out. A suggestion that a Charter revision committee be appointed came from Jack Bennett. "A Charter study should take place after the passage of the present amendment, but before it went into effect in November, 1960," Bennett said. But the amendment called for by the present petitions cannot be placed on the regular ballot this fall, Roesch said, since state law requires that such petitions be acted on in "not less than 90 days". The Nov. 3 ballot comes well inside the 90-day requirement. A special election will be called in January or February. The petitions for the amend- seven-man Council and a mayor Ormsby, Erwin Schmid, Bessie Collins, Robert LaRose and Albert Lange. U-M BAND DAY The Saline High School Band, under the direction of Arthur Katterjohn, will participate in the 11th annual Band Day at the University of Michigan Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 10. 13,500 band members comprising 189 high school bands will be present. October 24 is United Nations hamstring us before we begin." Day. Work areas in the new science: department at the school include gas and. .water connections to every desk; protective hoods to carry off fumes; precise storage systems for chemicals and equipment.
|Title||1959-10-07; 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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