1960-07-27; Saline Reporter
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(i4 VOTE! Tuesday, August 2 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Saline Reporter VOLUME 13, NUMBER 45 — WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 1960 'First With All the Local News' 10c PER COPY— $3 PER YEAR 2 YEAR OLD STATUTE UPENDS CITY ELECTION Charter Proposal Misses Boat Eleven Candidates To Wait 3 Months Eleven Charter Commission candidates here will have to wait until November 8 to appear on the ballot — but at least they won't have to circulate petitions over again. The crowded November bal- 1 o t will also include Saline's Charter Revision proposal, which missed the boat for the Tuesday primary election when city officials failed to have it certified in time by the County Clerk. Both the revision proposal and the "commission candidates were victims of the same 1958 statute that sent city candidates out this week in a frantic effort to fill nominating petitions before a deadline they didn't know about.. . until the printed ballots arrived without the local question. Then a query to county and state election officials turned up Act 86 of the Public Acts of Michigan, 1958, with its clause: "Local questions must be certified to the County Clerk 47 days prior to the election". In'an urgently convened meeting Friday, members of the County Board of Election Commissioners — Probate Judge John W. Conlin, County Clerk. Luella Smith, and County Treasurer William Verner ~ were unable to find any way to get around Saline's oversight. Said Mrs. Smith this week: "We con$ulted with the state .Director of Elections, and the County Prosecutor's office was represented at the meeting. We tried very hard to find a way to help, but it couldn't be done." In any case, Mrs. Smith pointed out, absentee ballots were printed and had to be available to the public by July 13, only one day after the filing date Saline officials had erroneously set for Charter candidates' petitions. Act 864 which applies to local elections only in years when there is a general election in November, was passed by the legislature for just that purpose ... to allow plenty of time for printing of ballots, a local attorney said. After some discussion, City Council Monday night took steps to rectify the matter, with a resolution to place the Charter Revision proposal on the (Continued on Page 10) NOTD7Y POST OFFICE WHEN MAEL, BOXES ARE PLACED Mrs. Arthur O'Neill, Saline postmistress, this week reminded local residents to notify her as soon as they have their new mail boxes installed and are ready to have their mail delivered at their door. The first door-to-door delivery is scheduled for next Monday, Aug. 1. Post Office Eases Up on Mailbox Sites Postal authorities this week eased the restriction against mail carriers climbing steps to make deliveries. The carrier may now climb two steps to reach the mailbox, a postal inspector told Postmistress Mrs. Arthur O'Neill Monday. Still busy planning routes, Mrs. O'Neill had solved some of the problems attendant on the imminent shift to door-to-door delivery here: Householders may put down one or two sandstone slabs between the driveway and the house if that location would be more convenient than a mailbox at the front. "Persons in a two-family residence can get delivery at the rear of the building if a side- iwalk leads there. A curb-service drop-box has ben ordered for the city, Mrs. QJNeill said. „***..«,--**»«.._. THERE SHE GOES! With a crash and a shower of embers, the last timbers of the Lloyd Feldkamp barn collapse Sunday afternoon, leaving firemen still with the difficult job of saving the nearby shed (foreground). The smaller building was charred, but not destroyed. Degree Candidates Honored at EMU The ninth annual Summer Convocation was held at Eastern Michigan university' Monday with Robert G. Hoopes, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of English at Michigan State University Oakland, as the speaker. President Eugene B. Elliott presided at the ceremonies honoring nearly 500 candidates for degrees as of July 29 and October 7. The ceremonies were held at 10:30 a.m. in Pease Auditorium on the campus. Degree candidates from Saline include Donald Jaeger, for Master of Arts in education; Kenneth Limber, for BS degree; Ila Pfeifle, for BS degree and Elementary teacher's certificate; and Audrey Spindler, for bachelor of „ musical education and teacher's certificate. J camping trip to Yellowstone ,Park. However, they only spent one night in the park proper, and that was spent sleeping in their car. Just before the Scruggs were ready to retire for the night, Earl spotted a big, gray, ominous looking beast lurking within 10 or 15 | feet of their tent. He quickly I herded everyone into the family jcar to spend the rest of the I night. As dawn was approach- i ing, the animal was still nearby and they could plainly see that .it was a huge coyote! The next night they moved their campling site elsewhere! Altogether, i the family covered some 4000 , miles, stopping in Park Forest, 111., for a visit with Mrs. Ronald Taylor and family and in Storm Knocks Out Lights, Man, Tree A brief but violent windstorm and torrential rain Friday night knocked out power in Saline, injured a Milan man who tangled with a fallen wire, and destroyed one of the finest old trees in the city. The blinding downpour also caused a minor collision between two cars on north Ann Arbor street. No one was hurt in the accident. The downed power line, at Henry and S. Ann Arbor streets, created a short circuit which set off the city fire siren, drawing the fire department to the scene. The injured man was John Aguirra, 3 4, of 13018 Piatt road, who apparently did not hear firemen's warnings not to get out of his car, across which the power line lay. When he stepped from his car he was knocked out by the charge from the wire carrying 22,000 volts. He was taken to Saline Community hospital in the Fire department emergency truck, where he was treated for shock and^discharged the following day. The 30-minute storm, which left much of Saline without power for three hours, also destroyed a huge elm tree, believed to be at least 75 years old, on the Carl Curtiss property on E. Michigan avenue. The tree, split down the middle by wind action, crashed into the Curtiss yard. ^ Curtiss said the tree was big ^when he came to Saline 50 years ago, and he believed it had been planted when the property was landscaped in 1885 by William H. Davenport, It had been sprayed, for protection against Dutch elm disease, the day before it blew down. VOTE! 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 2 Babe Ruths Add Two Wins Each Saline's two Babe Ruth teams continued improving their already good record when each won two games played last Wednesday and Monday evenings. The SaUne Americans thus protected their record of only two losses... The Saline Nationals now have an overall record of eight wins and three defeats. Here's how the contests went: SALINE AMERICANS CRUSH PINCKNEY 9-2 With Doyle starting on the mound for the local Americans, and Robinette relieving, Pinckney was able to claim only four hits and a pair of runs. The American nine managed nine runs off eight hits. The Sa- lina team made its first tallies in the second inning when Leidheiser tripled, then scored on a series of walks. Burkhardt and Wesley Armbruster also scored after drawing walks. In the third Kuebler and Leidheiser added runs. In the hard hitting fifth inning, the local squad collected four hits and two runs from singles by Doyle and Burkhardt, and doubles by Wesley Armbruster and Finkbeiner. (Continued on Page 5) are sisters of Mrs. All Around Saline cooaoooaooooosaeaaccecccccccccccacccccccccaacccco By Nancy Ceronsky Kalamazoo to visit with Mrs. The Regis Wolfinger family, Eugene Braun and family, both were guests Sunday evening of pf whom the Thaddeus R. Kuyda family Scruggs. at their home on Pleasant Lake Rd. for a backyard cook-out. The Wolfingers left Monday for two weeks in Richmond, Va. « * * Mr. Leslie Bailey is a patient at Saline Community Hospital and would be glad to hear from his old friends. The Earl Scruggs family have just returned from a two-weeks Miss Callie Smith, of Macon road, is recovering at St. Joseph Mercy hospital in Ann Arbor this week after surgery performed Monday to remove a cataract from one of her eyes. A second operation, to remove a cataract from the other eye, is scheduled next Monday. She is reported "feeling good". Miss Smith, the sister of Walter Smith with whom she makes her home, is in room 4048 at the hospital. During her illness, a niece, Margaret Bayah, of California, is visiting at the Smith home. * * * Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wackenhut and their three daughters are vacationing this week at her parents' cottage at Bear Lake between Grayling and Kalkaska. They plan to return home Friday. * * # About one hundred members of the Finkbeiner family attended its annual reunion Sunday at the Warren Finkbeiner home at 7725 WUlow Rd. The eldest female member of the famUy present was Mrs. C. D. Finkbeiner of CUnton, whUe the eldest male member was Sebastian Finkbeiner of Saline. The youngest little girl present was Cathy Allmand, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles All- mand of Ann Arbor, and the youngest boy was Jeffrey Scherdt of YpsUanti. Next year the reunion -will'be'held at the same location on the fourth Sunday in July. Fire Destroys Barn, Heavy Equipment Saline firemen Sunday afternoon poured 7000 gallonc of water into the flames that, after four hours, destroyed a 30 by 74-foot barn and a $50 JO buU- dozer at the Lloyd Feldkamp residence at 9317 W. '.Michigan avenue. Twelve men, with three fire- trucks, were unable to save the barn or the adjacent mUkhouse, but a tool shed and chicken coop were left standing. The fire, which broke out about 3 p.m. Sunday from an unknown cause, also destroyed a grain drUl, mowing machine a cement mixer, and a number of saddles stored in the milk- house. Several ponies owned by the Feldkamps were grazing in a nearby field when the fire occurred. The Feldkamps were notified that the barn was afire by neighbors, who said the fire seemed to break out "aU over the whole thing at once". Scorching July heat complicated the work of firemen, who made six runs back to the city to refiU the tank truck. The barn, valued at about $1200, was partially insured. The blaze was the first fire of major proportions which has occurred this year in the Saline area. "FUN & FUMBLE" LEAGUE RAINED OUT . The Tuesday double-header scheduled by the local "Fun and Fumble" softbaU league, rained out, was postponed to Friday, j when the Firemen-Faculty con-1 test wiU begin at 7 p.m. The second game, Jaycees vs. Alumni, is scheduled at 8 p.m. Two Enter Race For Mayor Post Building Permit Issued City CouncU Monday night issued a building permit to Joseph Swanson, of Mark Hannah Court, for a residence for $18,500. The Gordon Esches are spending the week at the Roark cottage at Heart Lake. TV Program To Feature 'Marionettes' A University of Michigan sponsored television program, "Understanding Our World", Sunday morning will feature Meredith's Marionettes, of Saline, in recognition of the Meredith Bixbys' 25th year of pup- peteering, just completed. The program, to be seen on Channel 7, WXYZ-TV at 9 a.m. Sunday, wUl also launch the National Puppet Convention, to he held at the Detroit Art Institute July 31 through August 6. Both Meredith and Thyra Bixby, producers of the nationally-known Meredith's Marionettes, wiU take active parts in Convention activities and programming. The U—M program is part of a weekly series. It opened last week in Omaha, Neb., and will be shown throughout the world; Appearing with the Bixbys on the show is Professor Edward Stashess, of the U—M speech department. The Sunday program features several scenes from "The Little Humpbacked Horse", a Russian fairy tale selected by Bixby and adapted to the puppet stage especiaUy for the Marionettes' 25th year. The Marionettes annually appear at 350 elementary schools in the middle west, between September and the first of June. Saline Candidates Must File Monday The sudden discovery this week that city candidates must file nominating petitions by next Monday sent Salinians into a desperate scramble to obtain the necessary signatures in time. Potential candidates for the four CouncU posts and the 'Mayor's position to be fiUed at the Nov. 8 election were caught off- guard by the news. Some were still undecided as to whether they would run for office . . . and, if so, which office. Some were out of the city on vacation, with no way of knowing that fiUng date had nearly arrived. A contest for the Mayor's job developed Wednesday morn- L. Z. StUl's favorite raincoat, the one he always wore on his trips down into the city's manholes, recently disappeared from the Still Automatic Laundry and L. Z. would very much appreciate having it returned to him. * * * Mrs. Leonard Hutzel, of N. Harris street, returned Tuesday after a week's visit with her sister, Mrs. Raymond Morin, of near Toledo. Mrs. Hutzel's son, Richard, is visiting at the fruit farm owned by another sister, Mrs. T. H. Fragel, of near Traverse City, and does not expect to return until about August 1. TWO PLAY IN GOLF TOURNEY Mike Bixby and Gary WUd played Monday and Tuesday in the Heart National Junior Golf Tournament in the Michigan division. The boys spent both days at North Hills Country Club in Birmingham. Mike and Gary will be seniors at Saline High School this fall. OFF TO THE JAMBOREE in Colorado Springs this week were Saline Boy Scouts (left to right, back row) Jim Strait, Brace McCormick, Bruce Carr and (front row) Alan Hartman, Chuck Burg and Rob Merchant. The travellers are due home Sunday. Four Killed In Car Crash l Near Clinton j Four persons were kiUed Saturday afternoon in a head-on, two-car coUision on US-112 at ! A r k o n a Rd. in Bridgewater township. The accident was I termed the worst Washtenaw county highway accident since 1956. The dead include: Raymond Fustes, 52, of Indianapolis, Ind., Frank Doran, 71, his wife Bertha, 64, and Mrs. Ida Propst, 75, aU of Detroit According to Clinton St-tte Police, the accident occurred when an eastbound car driven by Mr. Fustes swerved into the path of a car driven by Mr. Doran on US-112. Police said they could determine no reason for the coUision and no skidmarks were found on the scene. A witness told ponce that the car driven by Fustes was traveling about 40 mUes an hour at the time of the coUision. There were no reports on the speed of the Doran vehicle. The accident took place on a wide sweeping curve and visibUity was good. PoUce had no opportunity to interview the drivers or occupants of either vehicle. Mrs. Doran and Mrs. Propst were passengers in the Doran car. Fustes and Mr. and Mrs. Doran were pronounced dead on arrival at Herrick Memorial Hospital in Tecumseh. Mrs. Propst was first taken to Herrick Hospital, then transferred to University Hospital where she died at 4:10 p.m. whUe undergoing treatment. ing when Jack Bennett announced that he would be a candidate for the post, "to make a contest". Petitions had been nearly fiUed for Incumbent Mayor Frank Deede, before Bennett returned from vacation Tuesday night. Deede, who was elected as mayor by the Council in January this year, had announced Monday that he was a candidate for the two-year elective term to succeed himself. Benett's present Council term expires this year. Petitions were also hastened into circulation for six CouncU candidates and a Justice of the Peace. The anxious scurry to fUe nominating petitions before the August 1 deadline was launched when city officials discovered a Michigan statute, passed by the legislature in 1958, that requires such petitions to be filed, "in no case later than the date of the faU primary". The statute, the same one that kept the Charter proposal and Charter Commission off Tuesday's ballot, became effective on September 13, 1958, but it was not applicable in Saline's elections last year because there is no primary in odd-numbered years. Act 86 of the Public Acts of Michigan, 1958, refers to candidates to be elected "at any general November election" . . . 'thus leaving Saline free to return, in odd-numbered years, to the system of filing 20 days before election as specified in the city's charter. CouncU petitions were in circulation for John D. Buck, whose present term as Justice of the Peace expires this year; Glenn Clark, Douglas Milhan, Michael Rotunno, George John- ! son, and incumbent Henry Leutheuser* Petitions were also out for Attorney Jerome Lamb, for the (Continued on Page 4) Palm Trees Are Prettier Than Meters City CouncU Monday night granted to the Chamber of Commerce permission to pass whatever miracles are necessary to convert downtown parking meters — temporarily — into palm trees. The change wUl be accom- phshed in time for the Chamber's "Sidewalk Days" promo- j tion, August 19 and 20, with -Jtoe palm trees, pineapples and grass-skirted hula girls to carry out the Hawaiian motif. Nobody will be expected to put nickles into the palm trees. LAST WEDNESDAY was a big day for the Saline Little Leaguers—about 150 of them attended the Detroit Tiger- Washington Senator baseball game in Detroit! All that was required of the boys for admittance to the stadium was that they be wearing their Little League shirts. The youngsters, well fortified with sack lunches and spending money, are shown above getting ready to board the three school bases which transported them to and from the game. They were accompanied by 30 adults who saw to it that all of the boys arrived home intact. The fact that the Senators won the game only slightly dampened the boys' spirits.
|Title||1960-07-27; 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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