1960-03-02; Saline Reporter
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VOLUME IS, NUMBER 24 — WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1960 "First With All the Local News" 7c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR HORNETS TAKE CROWN, WIN 1st DISTRICT TILT Charter Group Ponders Timing Having decided WHAT they want to do, Saline's charter study committee will next have to decide when and how to do it. The timing - and - procedure problem came up this week when it was pointed out that any major charter revision must first be approved by the voters of the city—and no new charter can be written until voters have elected a Charter Commission. The study group last week unanaimously agreed that an 'World Day Of Prayer' Plans Made On a theme of "Labourers Together with God'5^ churches throughout the nation Thursday will join in observance of a World Day of Prayer, sponsored by the United Church Women of the National Council, the Church of Christ. The service, which includes a dramatization of "Friends A- cross Frontiers" is scheduled locally at St, Paul's E. & R. Church for 8 p.m. Thursday. Women who will take part in the dramatization, "in costumes frornvmany nations, include Mrs. Harold Brown; Mrs. James Carman, and Mrs. Paul Reed, of the Federated Church; Mrs. Bliss Charles, Mrs. James Aurand, and Mrs. Harold Smith, of the Methodist Church; and Mrs. Lloyd Dell, Mrs. Charles Kern, and Mrs. Milton Hartman, of St. Paul's Church. Everyone in the community is invited to attend the service. Leonard to be Candidate for County Post Sylvester A. Leonard, 52, Augusta township supervisor, today announced his candidacy on the Republican ticket for the office of county treasurer. The present treasurer, William Verner, has not announced! whether or not he will run for re-election to the post. Leonard, who has served as supervisor from his township for seven years, was a member of the Board of Education of entire new charter -would be more easily and efficiently written than the lengthy series of revisions they felt were required. But Michigan's Home Rule Act, applicable in this case since the Saline charter contains no provision for its own revision, requires the approval of voters and the election of a nine-man Charter Commission to do the job. Most of the present study committee members are ineligible to be members of Isuch a commission, since the Home Rule Act specifically eliminates appointed or elected city officials, and anyone who has resided inside the city less than three years. Of the study group, only Allie Gross, Allie Burkhardt, Erwin Schmid, Francis Lockwood, and Glenn Clark would be eligible candidates for the commission. The determination as to whether Saline's charter shall be replaced or extensively revised can be made either at the next general election (November) or at a special election. A second election would be required for voters to approve the commission's work ... or reject it. Thus, the study committee must determine, at their next meeting, whether to ask for a special election to*approve the writing of a new charter and elect a commission .-. . or do it in November ... or simply place on the regular November ballot minor revisions which would probably not require the full procedure. A financial consideration is also involved, committee members pointed out: a special election would cost the city around $300 City Treasurer E. J. Muir estimated. The study group, armed with sample charters from South- field and Northville, for comparison with Saline's present charter, will meet "this week or next" to tackle the procedure problem, its chairman, Frank Deede said. SHS Cagers Trample Chelsea by 65-46 "Hornets Sting 'Em" urged a gigantic sign at the end of the Saline gymnasium. Our Hornets did just what the sign said, "Sting 'em," and now they are celebrating the resounding victory which earned them the Championship of the Washtenaw Conference. Nearly 2000 noisy, excited fans jammed into the Saline gym to witness the title battle between the Hornets and the Chelsea —: ; Bulldogs, Friday evening. TB j^ I I The stands were completely rim Utind^^ Pa***"*! minutes before the Var :e rim uun< To Enter Semi-finals By Lanny Robbins With two trophies already jsity encounter with the arrival of 600 people in a car caravan from Chelsea. All expected a great game, for this was it: winner take all, loser skid to second place. Although Chelsea fans were disappointed at their team's defeat they can still be proud of theirs from a holiday tourna-ithe Bulldogs' showing. Both ment and the Washtenaw Con-|teams were tremendous, but it ference championship, Saline was undoubtedly the local five High's Hornets were setting \ wno were the mos*- outstanding. th|ir sights on a third, the dis-; Within the first few minutes trict cup, after a solid 57-43 of *-* contest, Jaeger's team triumph over old court rival took a lead t-*"* *»& never sur*" Dundee [rendered. With machine-like m , • **. j. j * .-precision they mastered any- JCo claim that award, afeat^ ^ the BuU cmM that a Saune team hasnt ac-: throw ingt ^ ^ Qheh compkshed since the 19o3-54 gea go ^^ ^^ ^ squad which went on to the fin-^ r wag wortWess inst als of regional competition, the qai-n<i Hornets will have to overpower Although, at Chelsea, Saline j?*r ^^"^^-•-*f§&*3-rS>i . -"^v Jubilant fans and team carry Coach Don Jaeger off the floor after Friday's capture of the Conference title. The title game was nearly as wearing on fans as on the players. Editor's Mai I bag To the Editor: It is difficult to understand how a member of the City Council, after having, held that position for only one month, should feel qualified to pass judgment on the record of the head of any important department of City affairs. Mr. Strait, a citizen twenty- four hours a day for the past thirteen years, is well known to Mothers of Saline Brownies' be a responsible memtter of 1 and Girl Scouts have planned a j this community, and in the es- Lincoln Consolidated School in: Birthday party for the Scouts, j timation of the majority of peo- Augusta township for five,;Crom 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the pie, I truly believe, has always Intermediate School gym. I had the welfare of this city at Mrs. Herbert Lange is chair- heart. There is no doubt that man of the event, and Mrs. Rob- ] Girl Scout Birthday Party Planned years; is a member of the board of directors of Washtenaw county Red Cross, and is chairman of the zoning com-;ert Heiserman is in charge of' Three Injured mittee of the Milan Area Planning Commission. He is a-member of the coun the refreshment committee. _. 0 - Miss Sue Wheeler, of Ann Ar-, DlH*mg kllOWStOrm bor, a senior Scout, will give a Three people were injured in ty Farm Bureau, and is treasur-'.talkand show slides taken at=a car-truck collision on US-112 er of Stoney Creek Grange. the Senior Round-up last sum-j mer in Colorado. The party commemorates the 48th anniversary of Girl Scouting in this country. Dwight Reynolds Named Rotary Prexy PLAY SCHOOL SETS MEMBERSHIP MEET The annual membership meeting of Saline Play Center will be held March 7 at the home of Mrs. Robert Merchant, 7181 Maple road. With a few openings still available for the fallj Dwight Reynolds has been session, interested parents are elected president of Rotary club asked to contact Mrs. Arthur for the 1960 term, and Charles Moehn at HA 9-7368. jReuell will serve as vice presi- Boys and girls of the Play' dent. Center recently toured the Sta- Other officers for the coming dium Blvd. Fire "Station in Ann year, announced at Thursday's Arbor. [meeting after the election a week ago, are Leon Vedder, secretary; Robert Estes, treasurer; and Douglas Schuur, ser- geant-at-arms. Board members LOCAL JAYCEES TO PARK CARS The Saline Jaycees will operate the parking concession at j include Reynolds, Estes, Reuell, the district basketball tourna?IHoward Johnson, Arthur ment .on March 1, 3 and 5, it.Moehn, Howard Russ, and retir- was announced this week. ling president Harold Gray. west of town during last Thurs- 'day's snow storm. Driver of the car, Mrs. Lillian A. Denney, 45, of near Saline, and two passengers in her car, Harry Realyea and Naudina Gashorn, both of Clinton, suffered face and mouth cuts. They were treated at a doctor's office in Clinton. Local police said the car driven by Mrs. Denney went out of control as it headed west on US-112 and crashed head-on into an eastbound truck operated by John M. Waloszyk, 47, of Lincoln Park. NO KIWANIS MOVffi The regular Saturday showing of movies at the Intermediate School by Kiwanians, has been cancelled for Saturday, March 5, due to the conflict with the district basketball tourney. The movies will resume March 12. Mr. Strait is well qualified for the position he holds and has always performed his duties in a conscientious, although unassuming, manner. The work accomplished under his direction will speak for itself. Personalities-, politics or personal gain should not enter the subject under discussion.. It is regrettable that such a problem should exist and become so publicized. Mr. Strait is now not the only person under indictment, considering the manner in which this condition exists. Saline has been noted for being a desirable place to make one's home, and in this period of growth it will require level heads in public office to keep it so. Mrs. Bessie Carven Collins Strait Hearing Brings Wrangle-No Decision MUNICIPAL LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE SPEAKS John Honeywell, of Ann Arbor, manager of the publications and research division of the Michigan Municipal League, was the speaker Wednesday evening at a meeting of the Saline Area Civic Association, at the Elementary School. Honeywell discussed aspects of a number of city charters and the procedures of charter revision. At the end of a stormy hour and a half, a City Council hearing Monday night was adjourned without any decision as to whether or not DPW superintendent Mike Strait would keep his job. Early in the meeting, Councilman Orren Corl requested that his motion to remove Strait be taken from the table and dismissed. Strait, who resigned a week ago after Corl*s motion was unanimously tabled by the Council, answered half a dozen complaints from Corl and Mayor Frank Deede Monday, including Corl's charge that "he has let his authority as boss of his department gradually slip away." Said Strait: "Last May, control of the men and direct supervision was removed from my authority." Said J. C. Little: "Now he's getting blamed for not controlling the situation." Said Deede: "In all departments, you have your ups and downs. There was no harm meant to Mike—his salary was not cut; we tried a new system PREDMORES HONORED Approximately 18 officers of the Order of the Eastern Star surprised Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Predmore with a potluck supper and house-warming party at their home Monday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Predmore are Patron and Matron of the organisation. ROOM MOTHERS MEETING CANCELLED I The March meeting of the High School Room Mothers has I been cancelled, due to other .school activities, but each present room mother is asked to send the "name of her replace- , ment to Grace Stierle before the April meeting. last year and it worked out very well. Mike was still the boss." Little: "Prior to that time, Mike, was your authority bypassed?" Jack Bennett: "Section 13 of the charter will show that it couldn't be. Only the people of the city can do that—and only by amendment." (Later in the meeting, Ed Hering spoke from the audience to ask that section 13 be read aloud.) Robert Stevens spoke to Corl from the audience: "I work in construction. I want to know why suddenly this man is not capable of handling four men, after eight years here. You took office the first of the year and by Feb. 29 you made the decision that he is not capable of doing his job?" Corl: "I intended to find out . . . is he superintendent or not? If he is, then why has he been by-passed and had to give orders through the city clerk's desk? When I made my motion, what I should have said was to ask that Mike Strait come up to have his job reviewed." On the system by which Strait was instructed to give orders to men under him by leaving a work order with the city clerk, Henry Leutheuser said: "Last year was a trying year. There was much work to be done and Mike could not be here, there, and everywhere. One man cannot he in three places." Said Stevens: "Why do you want to get rid of a man just because he couldn't be every- (■Gon-tinued" on Page 10) " the mighty U-High Cubs, »«">»'had not played well, it was the few weeks back posted an 86-62 opposite tWs time A chelsea decision over them, and on Sat- !player wouM try to block a Sa_ urday night defeat the winner linian>s shotj • fail, and foul in of the Roosevelt-Wajne St. Mar ^ attempt The Hornets would ry game. | come back on defense and ei&- Saline's championship five er steal ^ ball before the op_ had a rough time chalking up ponents could get a shot awaV( their-victory over the Dundee Qr gQ swarm over the shooter fe$kj8g§- •% J-^ al;|¥ J^d -that, when he did get a chance, l^ttfe*-** -#£ second^liairthe ^ try-wouldie off and the re- '-Hornets had been behind 34-32, -^^ would go to some eager and had trailed by as much -as gahnian; • , five points in the opening stan-j In ^ past few gameSj the za and by up to four in the sec- Hornets had laeked me p^sh ond eight minutes. . ' and poise that carried them to Bixby and LaRue played big nrst place in the standings. They parts in Saline's sudden rally = had two close calls in wins over in the last minute of the third Manchester and Roosevelt, and period. La Rue tied the score had heen upset by Tj.High. They on a jump shot from the left hadn.t really been at fb^p top side. Bixby, fouled on a jump since ^g away game ^^ Man. ball, swished his freethrow to chester, early in the season, send the Hornets ahead 35-34. But ^ ^gjj. past mjStakes and In the next seconds LaRue a- ghort commgs were forgotten gain hit on the jump shot" and in the j-^ of this outstanding Bixby added a second charity performance, toss. Bixby then intercepted aj MteT a ^.ries of jump-jjaUs Saline chalked up the first score on Jim Fuhrman's freethrow during the first minute of play. Chelsea then began pressing and within a minute had taken a 4-1 lead on buckets by Alton Nixon and Matt Murphy. But the Hornets let them move no farther than that. Karr, fouled by Murphy at the 5:09 mark, sank a charity toss; and Mike Bixby, in an aggressive move, stole the ball before Chelsea got to the ten second line, and went in for the dog shot With 4:38 left in the first period Jim Fuhrman sent the Hornets ahead 6-4 on a layup and 13 seconds later made it 7-4 on a foul toss. In rapid succession Bixby and Jordan each swished long shots, and Karr meshed another free throw before Chelsea scored on a charity shot Both sides traded baskets for the last three minutes of the first quarter with Saline staying ahead 19-11. Chelsea rallied during the second quarter and, with under three minutes left, nudged to within three points, 25-22, on a basket and freethrows by Dal- ice Ferris. Reasserting authority, Saline regained a safer margin on Bixby's bucket and Jordan's basket and two free- throws. With a 33-22 lead just before the half, Saline's fans suddenly had cause to worry. - One second remained until the intermission when Jim Fuhrman (•ommitted his fifth foul on a rebound attempt Chelsea's Cameron made both tries -to narrow-it>b 33^24; But the loss of a star player hardly slowed the Hornets as (Continued on Page 4) pass and passed to Jordan for a basket on the fast break. Bixby was fouled again and gained another point. In a short flurry at the last minute of the period Dundee narrowed the gap to 43-39. The Hornets were plagued by misfortune during the first part of the final stanza. Forward Jim Fuhrman fouled twice within one minute to reach the exit count of five. Another foul, on LaRue, and a technical called (Continued on Page 4) JVs Close Season with 13-1 Record Saline's Junior Varsity ended their court competition Friday evening with a 50-39 victory over Chelsea. The Victory gave them an overall record of 13 wins to one loss. The Little Hornets were tied 12-12 at the end of the first period and trailed 20-18 at half- time. But in the third period they outscored their opponents 17-6 and never trailed after that. High scorer for the local quintet was Jerry McDonald with 17; center Ed Strait meshed 15 points to bring his season total to 209. Other Salinians in the scoring column Were Brian LaRue with six, Jim Bernard with- five, Gary Neithammer with four, Mike Frey with two, and Dave Seegar with one. Tops for Chelsea was Cattail's 11.
|Title||1960-03-02; 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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