1960-09-07; Saline Reporter
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The Saline VOLUME 13, NUMBER 51, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7,1960 "First With All the Local News' 10c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR ■S&--U .*, •■■iLay-fc ■.*,-** It ^£- r-j.-S .' .■■* ... _ . — ! •a. * «*• - a"**- ^\ r »» ■<*./- ■*->- -V it jaf»" ,*. *V '- ** '^ > aimsans in irl Nam^d One c?i Top 10 Saline High School Band Performs at Interlochen DESSERT MEETING From Interlochen By Art Katterjohn After .a week of intense rehearsal and work, the members of the Saline High School Band returned from the National Music Camp last week. The 60-pieee group spent up to seven hours" daily in Marching Band practice, or Concert Band rehearsal, in the lovely Setting of the NMC at Interlochen. Such rehearsal is equivalent to two months of regular school rehearsal — this makes the week a most important factor in the success' of the Saline High School Band during its Marching Band season, and goes a long way towards preparing the new members for the concert season.^ ..-- . ^j-jpsggj. Saline's band is one of Only 16 such-bands allowed to use these facilities. We are extremely fortunate to have this opportunity. It began on Sunday afternoon August 21, when band members brought their 120 suitcases, 60 blanket rolls, 80 band instruments, and other items such as tennis rackets, a football, and even a firecracker*, to load on the buses. All the equipment, including tympani and drums, was loaded onto Bus 18, driven "by Don Jaeger, and all students hearsal is held, and at 2:30 the band members report outside for another Marching rehearsal. At 4 p.m. time for swimming and games again, with some free time at 5. Supper is served at 5:40, and then free time is enjoyed until 7 p.m. when another rehearsal or practice session is held. At 8:15, the band member can enjoy time ffir dances or recreation, with many opportunities provided to get acquainted with students from other bands. At 9:30, each student is to be in his cabin and at 10 p.m. taps and lights out. Band members eat, sleep and live nothing but band for seven whole days in one of the loveliest spots in Michigan, one which is noted world-wide for (Continued on Page 4) Two Injured In Two Car Crash Here Bobie and Juanita Leonard and their son Scott were slightly injured Tuesday afternoon in an automobile accident on Sa- except 12 were very sleepily!fine-Ann Arbor Rd. near Maple The Past Matrons of the Saline Order of Eastern Star will meet Sept 12 at the home of Mrs. W. E. Dietiker on Henry St. for a 7:30 p.m. dessert meeting. The birthdays of Mrs. Robert Towner, Mrs. Luther Briggs and Mrs. Cecil Davenport will be observed with many small gifts. Local Boy To Undergo More Surgery Ten-year-old Terry Sheats, of 2350 MooreviUe' road, will undergo more surgery Friday at St. Joseph Mercy hospital, where he is under treatment for severe leg injuries h**r received Thursday in an accident at his grandfather's farm. Terry, the son of M5t\ and Mrs, Paul Sheats, was treated Surgically Thursday after his legs became caught in a hay elevator at the farm of William Jorgensen, of 12671 Carpenter road, north of Milan. The added surgery is scheduled Friday only if his condition, now described as "fair", allows it, his parents said. v herded onto Bus 2, -driven b*y Rd. Russ Burkhart, the "next morn ing at 8 a.m. Twelve students rode in the ©t&er bus with the baggage. After 8 feours <bl travel, with many J-f=fst Stan's, including one for lunch, tike band arrived at Interlochen. A typical day's schedule begins "at 7 a.m. with the bugle call to get up. Breakfast Js at • 7:40, with cabin clean-up and inspection following breakfast. The first Marching Band practice is at 8:15, followed by a The accident occurred when the southbound Leonard vehicle, being driven by Bobie, started to pass a car driven by Janice Harwood of 6356 US-112, also traveling south, and failed to see her signal to make a left turn. Leonard's car hit the Harwood vehicle, glanced off it and hit a tree dead center. Damage to both cars was extensive. The Leonards were brought to Saline by a passing motorist and were treated by their own physicians. Bobie suffered arm Bob Russeir Appointed CD Head Fireman Bob Russell, proprietor of the Marathon Service station and operator of the AAA road service here, was appointed Civil Defense Director for the City by Council Tuesday night. Council approved a salary of $100 a year for the post. Council also excused the absence of a member, Henry Leutheuser, for the next six weeks for a European trip, and confirmed Arthur Heininger to serve as representative to the County Board of Supervisors in Leutheuser's place during that period. Heininger was appointed early in the year as a supervisor-alternate. In other action, Council allowed expenses for two persons to attend the annual meeting of the Michigan Municipal League in Gl-and Rapids September 21- 23, and issued building permits amounting to $5,250. Permits were granted to William Meister, of Mills road, for a swimming, pool, $4,300; to Ralph Fisher, 317 N. Lewis, for a porch, $250; and to Ettore De- Michele, Canterbury drive, for garage, $700. ir Honors A steady stream of ribbons began pouring into Saline area this week from the State Fair in Detroit. Besides the beautiful Betsy (see story on this page), local youngsters were making a clean sweep in livestock judging, and a local cook was shining in the home economics department. Judging of Open* Class swine and sheep was still in progress Wednesday; but the Ernest Gir- bach family's Poland Chinas had taken every first-place award in the Junior Show . . . including Grand Champion barrow arid Grand Champion boar (shown by Gene) and Grand Champion sow (shown by Gary). In the Open Show swine judging completed so far, Gary had already received first place lightweight barrow; and Gene had captured Reserve Champion Poland China pen. In the Junior Show, Kirk Gordon had Reserve Champion barrow, and had captured first place with his Poland Chinas in Swine showmanship. Freddie Gall's Hereford heifer won first place in the Junior Show (equivalent to Reserve Champion). In the Open Show, Ralph Diuble won Reserve Champion Angus steer. The Haarer entries, shown .by Neil, added numerous .awards, to the family's collection: Grand Champion Hereford female and Reserve Champion Angus in. the Junior Show (the latter is the same "Shucks" who won Reserve Champion at the county 4-H Show). First place Hereford steer in both the Junior and Open Shows. And first (Continued on Page 4) State Competition Finalist No Hubbub in Town It's Gone to School short break at 9:35, and the I and facial bruises, Juanita re- Concert Band rehearsal is held ceived a knee injury and mul- at 9:45 - 11:00. Swimming and tiple bruises and Scott got a sports occupy the time from bump on the head. 11:00 until lunch at 12:10. The sheriff's department re- "unmediately after lunch, at ported that Miss Harwood was 1 p.m. another Concert Band re- i uninjured. The downtown area was desolately . quiet Wednesday morning . . . but the shattering noise level at the three school buildings, between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m., was more than enough to make up for it. At the High School, it was possible to~hear only one end of any conversation — your own — as 4.75 students poured through the halls, looking for classrooms, greeting long-missed friends, and complaining about schedules. 112 of them were slightly bewildered eighth- graders. At tlie Intermediate school, 347 youngsters punctured the Tent Space Donated for Services The finest selection of educational exhibits ever shown at a Saline Fair will be on tap in the Merchants' Tent this year, Fair Board president Don Wiedman announced this week. - Saline and Bridgewater merchants have combined to donate booths for use by the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Sheriff's department and Junior Deputies, the American Red Cross, and Ypsilanti State hospital. 4-H Clubbers will also have a display, courtesy of local merchants, and there will be State Highway department, U. S. Navy, and Soil Conservation Service booths. The Fair Board,will hold its final pre-Fair meeting at 8 p.m. Monday at the High School. All committees are urged to attend for final instructions and information. Also "bigger than ever" this year will be the Saturday parade, highlight of the final day .of the Fair. A number of out- air with giggles, tracked up the of.town bands and marching un- A year of excitement and acclaim, honors, and dozens of beautiful gifts await the Saline area young woman who will be crowned "Miss Saline of 1960" in just about a week.. Stanley Thayer, Ann Arbor attorney' and a candidate for- the State Senate, will crown the new Miss Saline. She will serve as hostess at Junior Chamber of Commerce special events .throughout the year . . . and next September, in her turn, she will compete at the State Fair for the title of Miss Michigan. A long list of gifts from local merchants will be placed in her fortunate hands: a bowling ball bag from Marty's Restaurant; a lady's wrist watch from Rieckhoff's Jewelry; a travel clock from Gambles; bowling shoes from Schmid's Market; a lady's electric shaver from Keveling Drugstore; purse, lipstick and powder pack case from Estes Rexall Drugstore; clock radios from R. & B. Tool Co., Uniloy Corporation, Plas- tainer Division of Hoover Ball and Bearing; and ankle bracelets from Universal Die. Other gifts include luggage from Anderson's department store;-$25 Savings Bonds from Saline Savings Bank and Citizens Bank; hosiery from Dancer's; dinner for the Queen and her family from Five Points restaurant; a jewelry box from Westside Hardware; and a ceramic ash tray "set from Goble Floor & Tile Co. Miss Saline of 1960 will also receive a cash award, donations from Hartman Insurance, Quick Insurance, Saline Dairy Bar, Frank's Texaco Service, Bob's Service, Alumiloy, Saline .Lanes, Saline Country Market, Wight's Cleaners, and Graf's Gulf Service. The winner will be crowned 'at an 8 p.m. ceremony Thursday of the Fair. Tired but game after all-afternoon judging, Saline's Betsy Wright, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wright, tonight waited with nine other Michigan beauties to learn which of the group would become "Miss Michigan State Fair". Betsy, selected last year at the local Fair as "Miss Saline of 1959" had already undergone a gruelling round of pre-crown- ing events Tuesday, before she was named as one of the ten finalists in the Miss Michigan competition .... one of the state's ten most outstanding beauties. The ten were selected from a field of 45 contestants representing all areas of the state. Betsy was accompanied on her Detroit round of activities by Junior Chamber of Commerce member-William Meister, Jr., both as representative of the organization that sponsors Saline Queens — and as her fiance. Meister is also JC chairman of the "Miss Saline" 1960 contest which will be judged at the Saline Fair next week The new Miss Michigan, chosen on the basis of poise, personality, charm, beauty, and posture, will be named by State Fair judges at 8 p.m. Wednesday night . . . She will appear on WJBK-TV at 11 p.m. The only other "Miss Saline" to qualify as a finalist in the "Miss Michigan State Fair" contest was Jackie Mitchell (now Mrs. Douglas Hoeft), "Miss Saline of 1949". Jackie, who was the first Saline girl to be a contestant for the State Fair beauty queen, placed third in the contest. Brittain Steer Wins State Fair Honors "Mr. Mahogany", a. black Angus yearling owned by William Brittain's Mahogany Farms near Williamston, was named Grand Champion Steer of the 1960 Michigan State Fair. Mr. Mahogany was declared champion Angus before his se-- lection as Grand Champion. Reserve Champion Steer was a Hereford shown by Sam Wetzel, of Ithaca. Bill Verner Was 1904 Olympics Star highly-glossed gym floor- and stampeded up and down stairs. At the Elementary School, 15 0 kindergarteners wouldn't arrive till September. 19 ~ but 506 others were there with bells on. First graders wore an air Of responsible sobriety, and the nearby streets were speckled with big-eyed, wistful children who, being only four, hadn't yet made the grade. Bicycle racks had burst into full bloom. Official starting and closing hours were announced for alT its will swell the ranks, American Legion Commander Ted Graban said. AU service organizations are urged to enter floats in the competition. Smorgasbord Benefit Planned The Michigan Society for Epileptic Children will hold its annual Smorgasbord Dinner benefit at Camp Crile, at 10842 Joslin Lake road, serving from three schools: High School ~'jl2 to 4 pm_ Sunday, September in at 8:30 a.m.; out at 3:30 s-q Elden Hellerj of Chelsea, is (Continued on Page 5) j chairman of the event. With news of the current Olympic Games in Rome, floods of memories come back to County Treasurer Bill Verner, who was a Gold Medal winner in the Olympics of 1904. Verner, now 79, was a student at the time at Purdue University in Indiana, where he was a member of the track team for four years, and captain of the team in^l905 and 1906. But in the Olympic Games he represented not the nation, as a whole, but the Chicago Athletic association. The early games were organized somewhat differently from those today: only a few foreign countries competed (teams attended from Sweden, Greece and England . . . but not from Russia. The USSR didn't exist then . . . Russia was under the Tsars). Most of the competition was between various Athletic clubs in this country . . . the Chicago club was the top winner. The Games were neld at St. Louis, Mo., concurrently with the World's Fair. After training at the old Stag Field, in Chicago, Bill ran the mile in about 4:20 (he doesn't remember the exact time) and the half-mile in about two minutes. He also ran in the steeplechase which involved a course over water, over hurdles, under fences and around obstacles. Some of the. games that are (most popular today were not held in 1904 , -. . no swimming, ^no hockey, no basketball. The 1904 Olympics were not the first, but they were, Bill says, "one,of the earliest. Only one or two of us who competed are still alive today." Another set of Olympics was held in Greece in 1906 . . . Bill was offered the opportunity to compete then, too, but turned it down because "it was time to get in to business". . -—' In the, intervening 56 years, he has remained active, but not in sports. A registered engineer, he served on the committee that framed Michigan's Registration Act for architects and engineers. He has been a teacher; and before he became County Treasurer 12 years ago, he was . treasurer of the city of Ann Arbor for 16 years. Champion cake-baker in the Reporter shop is Gary Wild, shown in action above. Despite his high standing with Reporter staffers, Gary struck out in the home economies competition at the State Fair this week. Especially resented by everyone at the Reporter is the fact that the fair judges ate so much of Gary's exhibit. "We'd all been looking forward to doing that ourselves.
|Title||1960-09-07; 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.|
|Subject/Keywords||Saline (Mich.) Newspapers; Washtenaw County (Mich.) Newspapers;|
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