1960-04-20; Saline Reporter
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*-*;■ BOY SCOUT SCRAP PAPER DRIVE All Day Saturday, April 23 Have your papers ready for pick-up The Saline Reporter VOLUME 13, NUMBER 31 — WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1960 'First With All the Local News" 10c PER COPY — §3 PER YEAR Four School Board Seats to be Filled JC's tackled a big order in the nearly 1000 Easter eggs that had to be colored in preparation for the annual egg hunt for youngsters, Saturday. But... to make the children happy . . . the clan gathered Friday evening at Jim Ford's home, boiled the eggs in a huge cauldron, and put the dye job on an assembly line. Above JC's and wives: Jean Haarer, Merritt Martin, Gerald Haarer, Ford, Bill Stoll, Don Rapp, Julie Rapp. Others, not shown but present, were Mr. and Mrs. Dave Cobb, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Rotunno, Mrs. Stoll, Mrs. Ford, and Warren Hanson. State Pelfce Issue Warning on Molesters Now is the time to warn your children about talking with strangers advises Sgt. Carl Anderson commanding officer of the Clinton post of the Michigan State Police, who reminds that the season of warmer weather always brings an increase in child molestation cases. Sex offenses against children reach their peak during the summer vacation period. A word of caution now could help your child from becoming involved in a degrading experience that could mar his life or even bring physical harm. "The safest rule for children to follow," Sgt. Anderson said, "is to have nothing to do with strangers and to tell their parents immediately if any strangers approach them and offer them candy or other tilings if they will go with them." Child molestation cases investigated by the State Police increased-3.2 per cent last year, 18 more than the 538 reported the previous year. The highest incidence was in August with 76 as compared to 71 in July, the high month the year before. June last year was second with 73 cases and July next with 61. April, as the previous year, showed a marked jump from 29 cases in March to 52. With the sart of school in September, North Central Accreditation Now Official The official certification of Saline High School as a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools lias been received here by High School Principal Elmer Houghton, together with a letter from the association asking that Houghton congratulate school administrators and staff on their work toward accreditation. The certification of Saline as an accredited school is the result of a 2y2 year work program here which included study of facilities required and their incorporation in the new school, many complex reports oh Saline's equipment and staff, and the reception of several study committees representing the association. incidents dropped off, which is characteristic of the pattern each year according to State Police records. One of the difficulties in coping with the child molestation problem, according to Sgt. Anderson, is the reluctance of parents to report incidents to the police for fear of embarrassing publicity. For this reason, the problem is a larger menace than figures indicate. •The press, radio and television never use the names of children except in cases of murder, and if all incidents were reported police would have a much greater chance of apprehending offenders and offenses could be reduced considerably. Another important factor which could lessen the problem, Sgt. Anderson said, is to impress children that policemen are friends who want to help and protect them. They should be encouraged not to be afraid to notify police of any strangers seen loitering around playgrounds, neighborhoods, schools or at public comfort stations. Because depraved men and women are often successful in enticing children to become victims of their immoral and criminal sex behavior, Sgt. Anderson suggests several "don'ts" and "do's" for parents to tell their children to protect them: 1. When you meet strangers walking or in cars, do not stop to talk with them. 2. Always know the person you are with. If you don't do not accept rides or go for walks with them. 3. Don't let strangers join you during play hours at school or around home. 4. If it is necessary for you to use public toilets, leave immediately after you are finished. These are danger spots. 5. Don't play or walk alone in alleys, deserted buildings and other secluded places. Always arrange to be with one or more playmates. - 6. If strangers offer you money, a gift, candy or ice cream, do not accept them. 7. If a stranger offers to give you a job to earn some spending money, do not accept or go with him until you have talked with your parents and they have (.Continued on Page id) Spring Dance Recital to Benefit Interlochen Fund Students of Mary Lou Gall will present their annual spring dance recital on April 29 and 30 at the Little Theatre, Saline High School. Curtain time is 8 p.m. The recital is being sponsored by the Saline High School Band. Proceeds will go to the group's Interlochen fund. Tickets are available from band members, dance students, and at the door. Cancer Drive To Open Here Next Week The annual fund drive of the Washtenaw county chapter of the American Cancer Society will go into full swing in Saline next week, local drive chairman Paul Tull announced today. But canisters and informational material have already been placed in both Saline banks. The county drive, conducted throughout the month of April, is under the chairmanship of Thomas Dickinson, of Ann Arbor, with a quota of $30,500. No quota has been set in Saline. Activities of the Washtenaw unit of the American Cancer society have included: 1. Maintenance of a local Cancer Information Center (343 Municipal Court Building) staffed by volunteers, trained to furnish information and literature and, upon request to make appointments with doctors. 2. An active dressings program : Some 400 volunteers from 20 service groups made approximately 25,000 dressings in 1959, all supplied to cancer victims at no charge. 3. Maintenance of "Loan Chests" of articles needed by cancer patients. 4. NURSING SERVICE: The Visiting Nurse Association made 473 visits to cancer patients in 1959. The Washtenaw unit of ACS paid in full or in part for these visits—costing $1,710.00. 5. Operation of a revolving Loan Fund, without interest, for needy cancer victims who are citizens of Washtenaw County. 6. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS .... films and (Continued on Page 10) -Saline area residents will elect four members to Board of Education posts in the June 13 balloting, Superintendent Leo Jensen announced today. A bill in the legislative hopper that might have made the seven-member board "permissive" in this area, died in committee when the legislature recessed, Jensen explained. Thus, under the present statute, electors of the Saline area School system will fill two expiring three-year terms, plus Kiwanian's *Key' Group Started Here With 36 members, Saline's new Kiwanis Key club received its charter Monday evening in ceremonies at the High School. Officers in the new organization include Bob Todd, president; Larry Carr, vice president; Wally Keck, secretary; and Neil Haarer, treasurer. The Key Club, which" in Saline has been in development for a year and a half, is sponsored by Kiwanians through their boys' and girls' work, a young men's organization which duplicates Kiwanis work on a junior scale. Among state Key club officials present at the Monday dinner and program were Charles ,C. Saur, governor of the Michigan District of Kiwanis r International, who presented the charter; District 1 Key club chairman David; Leeke, who presented the official patch; David Rowland, past governor of the Michigan "District of Key clubs, who gave the major address; and Gary Wild of Saline, lieutenant "governor of Division 6 Key clubs, who presented the membership cards. Other guests were Kiwanians and wives, and parents of the Key club members. two additional four-year terms, I bringing the Board of Education membership to seven. The expiring terms are those of Al- Iwin Burkhardt, a member of ■the board for 11 years who announced that he will not run , again; and Raymond Girbach, who has said he will be a candidate for another term but will declare for one of the four-year vacancies. Nominating petitions for the school board posts are available now at the High School office, Jensen said, and they must be returned to Oliver Steiner, secretary of the board, not later than 4 p.m. May 24. The petitions must carry not less than 25 signatures. No petitions have been taken out as yet, Jensen said. Meanwhile, Saline area Civic association, which had announced plans to invite all school board candidates to a May "4 meeting, this week postponed "candidates night" until Wednesday, June 1, in order that all candidates for the posts would be filed prior to the meeting. The session will be held at Saline Elementary School and will be open to the public. ROTARIANS TO SEE MOVEE A film on "Oil and Men" will be shown at the Thursday noon meeting of Rotary club at the Saline Hotel. George Mains'" is program chairman. JURORS PICKED FOR MAY TERM Four York township residents were among 60 persons named this week to serve as jurors during the May term of Circuit Court. They are George Burg, Gus Grams, Mildred Kloepper, and Iva Sanford. Plans Announced For Cub Carnival Ten dens of Cub Scouts will cooperate this week in setting up the biggest event of the Cub Scout spring season . . . the annual Cub Scout Carnival to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Saline Elementary School. Booths, one featured by each den, will include a. fun house, a fish pond, dart games, bowling games, bean bag toss, and a "mirror game" put on by the entire pack, with home-made cakes as prizes. Tickets for the events are five cents each, and the public is invited. All proceeds remain with the local Cub Scouts, for materials and equipment . . . among equipment purchased with funds from earlier Cub events are two jigsaws for the boys' use. Chairman for the Carnival is Henry Belote; other members of the committee include Scoutmaster Jim Beal, assistant Scoutmaster E. Barrett, and i Warren Hanson. JC's Launch .Convention , Petitions I Junior Chamber of Commerce President Jack Graf obtained 1 signatures from City Council- imen Monday evening on one of the petitions JC's will circulate to put a Constitutional Convention on the ballot. | The organization also received city permission to conduct a door-to-door drive for signatures here on Thursday evening, April 28, and Thursday .evening, May 5. I Graf also agreed with a suggestion from Councilman Henry Leutheuser that the JC's might hold a public meeting to acquaint voters with the purpose of the petitions and the reasons why a Constitutional Convention is desired. j The Con Con move, launched on a statewide scale by the •League of Women Voters and 1 the Michigan Junior Chamber of Commerce, will need 300,000 signatures on petitions by June 1, in order to place a Convention call on the ballot for the spring of 1961. The petitions would send to a Convention one delegate from each legislative and senatorial district in Michigan, and alter the percentage of votes required to approve a Convention so that a majority of those voting in the election would be sufficient. Editor's Mailbag It is often true that the purpose and nature of any newly formed organization is not clear until that organization has been in existence for some time. During this period of establishment, it is only natural that many questions will arise and it is the responsibility of t h e organization in question to answer them fairly and completely- The Saline area is feeling the "growing pains" consistent with a rapidly increasing population. Many of the people in this area have begun to realize that many new and complex problems will be facing us in the next few years. With this realization has come the feeling that it is the responsibility of every citizen to •contribute something to the community in the way of interest and time. The present and past officials in our city government and our school district have made the Saline area a place of which we can be proud. Because of their work, Saline has become a desirable place to live and more and more people are eager to move here and raise their families in this area. In effect, this influx of new people is a vote of confidence in the Saline area and in the ability of its governing bodies to cope with all" the new problems every community faces as it grows. There has been an increasing awareness that there is much the people of the Saline area can and should do to help their elected officials at present and in the future. To be well-informed about the problems we face as a community is certainly one of the most important responsibilities of any citizen. To make recommendations to our elected officials, on the basis of a thorough and judicious study of community problems, is also our responsibility. We cannot expect the men and women in public office to read our minds. Neither is it fair or just to criticize their decisions without being informed of the broader aspects of any particular situation which have led them to make such a decision. The experience and ability of our "area officials is an invaluable asset. If we add to this an interested, well-informed public to cooperate with the men and women they elect, the Saline area can deal with the future more smoothly. The Saline Area Civic Association was formed by interested people who felt they could be of use to the community and the surrounding area. The association is open to residents of Saline proper and to all others who reside in the Saline area (generally consider- (ContLnued on Page 10) Fair to Be Held At New School — If! The 1960 Saline Community Fair may be held at the grounds of the new High School providing all the necessary facilities are completed in time, Board of Education members decided last Wednesday after lengthy deliberation. Among the facilities still to be installed: lighting and stands at the athletic grounds, and sanitary arrangements in the stands. The Fair is scheduled September 14, 15, 16 and 17. j If it is held at the new school, 'Fair funds will be used to purchase a canvas to cover the gymnasium floor, according to Fair j Board chairman, Raymond Gir- Ibach. Home economics and agricultural exhibits will be placed in the gym. The Fair Board has not decided whether it would be possible to have horse-pulling this year, Girbach said, since there is not a suitable place for the event at the school. BUILDING PERMITS TOTAL $1650 Building permits were issued Monday by City Council to Harry Cogar, 217 S. Ann Arbor street, for the addition of a family room, $1500; and to Estes Pharmacy, to insulate a rear porch, $150. City Census Total Expected Today Saline First Area To be Completed A preliminary population figure, from the Bureau of the Census, was expected momentarily today by Saline city officials, who learned from the Jackson office that the city's count was complete for Stage I of the census and would be released as soon as it had been checked. No other area in Washtenaw county has been finished as yet. City Council two weeks ago had requested that a preliminary report be given which is not done without official request in communities of less than 10,000. Preliminary reports on Washtenaw county, Ann Arbor, and Ypsilanti will be released by the district office as soon as they are available. Saline's census crew leader, Mrs. Donald D. Rapp, was the only one of nine Washtenaw county crew leaders whose area was completed by the April 16 deadline, Jack Thompson, district census supervisor said. Other leaders in the county still had two or more enumerators working this week. Mrs. Rapp, whose 16 enumerators counted the city of Saline, York and Augusta townships (including the Federal Penitentiary near Milan and Ypsilanti State hospital) and part of Milan, will continue into Stage n of the census program, in which she will handle her own district as well as Ypsilanti township and the city of Ypsilanti. The two other Washtenaw county crew leaders retained for Stage H count are Harold Schneider of Ann Arbor; and Mrs. Martha Reed, of Chelsea. Stage H includes completion of work not finalized in Stage I, plus tabulation of the more elaborate questionnaires filled out by every fourth household. Even though it is not completed, Washtenaw county and the second census district (Washtenaw, Lenawee, Jackson, and Monroe counties) are still well ahead of other areas in the state, Thompson said. A recent report from Washington, D.C., showed the district -96 per cent complete before Easter. All of Mrs. Rapp's enumerators had finished their work last Thursday night, she said. She expressed thanks to residents for their cooperation with census-takers, to the Saline City Hall and Milan village office, and to the Saline schools for the use of space for training. Mrs. Rapp also reminded householders who received blue forms to fill out and mail them immediately. "Otherwise, they may get another call from an enumerator,", she said. "RESn>ENTS WONDERFUL" SAYS ENUMERATOR "Saline township residents are wonderful," said Mrs. Mel- vin Armbruster this week. She has recently completed* work as a census enumerator in the township. "I covered the township without getting one sarcastic answer," she added. "I got offers of coffee, lunch, and road directions, day after day. I don't live in Saline township myself, but I think something should be said about those people. They are wonderful." Hire Teacher For Special Education Alberta Hacskaylo, of Ann Arbor, has been employed to teach the Special Education room in the Elementary School, for grades one through three next year, School Superintendent Leo Jensen announced today. Mrs. Hacskaylo, who holds a bachelor's degree in special education from Eastern Michigan university, and a master's degree in special education from the University of Michigan, has been employed as a teacher for a number of years at the state hospital in Northville. She will begin teaching in Saline in September. Under the joint Saline-Milan plan set up for Special Education, Elementary school children will be taught here, and children placed in. grades four through seven will be transported to Milan; grades eight through 12 will be taught in Saline by a local teacher, Bernice McCoy, who has been in charge of such a room here for a number of years. A complete list of teachers employed by the Board of Education for the coming year will be released in the near future, Jensen said. C. of C. Backs Proposed Bus Service Here A resolution giving full Chamber of Commerce support to a proposal for an Ann Arbor- Saline bus run was approved Tuesday at the annual dinner meet, and will be presented at a Public Service Commission hearing on the matter April 29. The hearing in Lansing will determine whether or not the City Bus Co. of Ann Arbor shall set up a bus route making five runs a day between Saline and downtown Ann Arbor. A number of Saline residents ,will also attend the hearing to I testify as to the need for such a bus route here. Above is a view, from the east, of the main entrance of St. Paul's E.&R. Church, as it will appear if the proposed $120,000 building program is completed. The presenflDhurch school building will be torn down to make room for the new wing; and other nearby buildings on* the street are not shown in the drawing.
|Title||1960-04-20; 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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