1961-02-15; Saline Reporter
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The VOLUME 14, NUMBER 22 - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1961 * Crick in Neck Department: 'First With All the Local News' 10e PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR HORNETS CINCH SHARE IN CROWN Editor's Mailbag Neither air raid victims nor scavenger hunters are the frantic searchers on the SHS gymnasium floor, above. Instead, they're looking for a contact lens lost by Hornet Ed Strait during the Saline-U High game Friday. The hunters: Elmer Houghton, Abby Young, Marilyn Kempf, Donna Dechert, Ed himself, Jerry McDonald, Ken Volz, and John Thoss. Lanny Robbins took the photo above. Below, caught by the Ann Arbor News' Doug Fulton, is the smash play that jarred loose the lens. Hectic Month Hospital Overflows January was a busy month at Saline Community hospital — so busy, in fact, that beds had to be set up in the hall, laundry stacked up, doctors went sleepless some nights. "We ran around like a whirlwind," said Hospital Administrator Robert Maurer. As a matter of fact, the medical-surgical beds at the hospital are usually full to capacity — only the maternity ward generally has vacancies. (It was planned that it should: first de- . signed with only four maternity beds, the-hospital received a last-minute gift of- six more that will keep it adequate perhaps for 10 years.) But the "usually full" condition in the medical-surgical ward underwent a sudden change in January, when, for an entire week, patients were bedded in the .halls. For two days, the halls contained four beds — all occupied. The mad pace didn't slow Accident Victim's Condition "Good" John Mueller, 61, of Detroit, was reported in gdod condition at Saline Community hospital today where he is under treatment for cracked ribs and a gashed side he received in an accident Sunday. Police said Mueller, driving east oil US 112 west of Saline, lost control of his car while passing another vehicle. The Mueller car rolled over several times and crashed into a fence. Capacity down at the end of the month — it went right on. From January 30 through February 3, the schedule looked like this: Jan. 30 — three deliveries; 13 outpatient and emergency cases; four surgeries, three of them major. These included accident victims and stomach pumpings. Jan. 31 — Three outpatients and emergencies; two major surgeries. Feb. 1 -- One delivery, three outpatients. Feb. 2 — Six outpatients,. one emergency, an appendectomy. Feb. 3 -- One delivery, a couple of outpatients; two surgeries, one major. . On January 30, the hospital had 25 adult bed patients, 20 of them medical - surgical. There are only 18 medical - surgical beds. There were also five babies. On February 2, the hospital had 27 adults and four newborns. Twenty-three of the patients were medical - surgical (again, for 18 beds. They borrow 'beds from the maternity wing for these extras). ■-___ During the period, some patients were turned away because they simply couldn't be handled here. But then things slowed down long enough to let the maintenance crew catch up with the laundry. On February 6, Administrat- ! or Bob Maurer found time to open his mail. It contained word that he. was on the list for promotion to major in the Air Force - Reserves. Area Farmers Attend 2-Day Freedom Meet More than 250 farmers from all parts of Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula, gathered in_Lansing for the third annual "Freedom Conference" February 7-8. Called by the Michigan Farm Bureau, a the two-day seminar was held in the Lansing YMCA. The conference program was aimed specifically at County Farm Bureau Citizenship committees, county presidents, secretaries and members of the Farm Bureau Women's Committee. I Those attending from this area were Mrs. Robert Tefft, of I Saline, Carl Lesser, Donald 'Ruhlig and Frank Haggard of Dexter. | A "Battle For Ideas" theme brought together an even half- dozen noted speakers including- two Michigan men who have attained national prominence as authors and lecturers." They were Drs. Russell Kirk and Richard Staar. Both men are now | associated with universities; Dr. Kirk with the Long Island University at Brookville, and Staar at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. Rotary to Observe 56th Anniversary Rotarians the world over will observe the organization's 56th anniversary next Thursday, the Saline group's regular meeting day. Program chairman for that day, here, is Paul Tull. Since it was founded February 23, 1905, in Chicago, Rotary International has grown to' include 10,815 clubs in 120 countries, with a membership of 503,000 business and professional executives. Among its other activities the organization provides Rotary Foundation Fellowships to enable outstanding graduate students to study in countries other than their own.. Since the program began in 1947, 1450 such fellowships have been awarded to students from 70 countries with grants totaling more than $3,600,000. PASTOR RETURNS The Rev. Armin Bizer, pastor of St. James E. & R. Church, arrived home early last Thursday morning from his trip to Ecuador where he delivered a "planeload of farm animals under the auspices of Heifer Project, Inc. He describes his journey as a "unique experience". To the Editor: May I use your newspaper to commend the alertness and capabilities of our Saline police force. Especially the ability of Officer James Levleit, who in the recent robbery of Carl's Place, sorted out the most meager of evidence, put it together and in a matter of minutes made an arrest, got a confession and with help recovered most of the stolen money ard within a fewhours had the guilty parties behind bars. What a terrific police officer! I predict he will go far in law enforcement if he so desires. Saline is fortunate not only in having Officer Levleit, but in having all the regular and part- time officers now working, whether or not they live within the boundaries of SaUne proper or in the Saline community. They work hard performing routine tasks, checking, checking, ■ and re-checking day in and day out, night in and night out, keeping you and me and our properties as safe as is humanly possible. I realized this when I received a telephone call from Officer Levleit that something was amiss at my place of business early Thursday a.m. He asked me to pick up officer Cole, who was checking down-town, on my way over. It was no trouble to find Cole because he was hard at work making routine checkups and I mean he was busy. So I know our police officers really work, and after being up all night with Officer Levleit * " - - * -*?,vs -.-. ■. JC's Oppose Meter Cut, Hiring Ban Saline Junior Chamber of Commerce members this week officially went on record as opposing both of the controversial parking and hiring questions to appear on the April ballot. The Jaycee action was taken at the close of a meeting attended by John Predmore, circulator of the petitions, and Mayor Jack Bennett, who opposed them. A question-answer period followed the talks, but there was no debate. Resolutions approved by the Jaycees read: " PARKING METERS "WHEREAS, the Saline Junior Chamber of Commerce believes that young men should take an active part in local affairs and government, . " and WHEREAS, the petitions recently circulated, calling for removal of certain parking meters in the City of Saline, is an issue deserving of study and coment by all citizens, and WHEREAS, the Saline Junior Chamber of Commerce has considered in open meeting and discussed with proponents of both viewpoints on this important issue. THEREFORE BE RESOLVED, the Saline Junior Chamber of Commerce believes that removal of certain parking meters as (described on said petition, is not in the best interests of the City of Saline, it recommends that its members vote against, said petition, and requests that the citizens of Saline carefully consider the issues before casting the vote." and: CITY EMPLOYEE HIRING RESTRICTIONS "BE RESOLVED, the Saline Junior Chamber of Commerce believes that restricting hiring of city employees to residents of the city, described on said petition," is not in the best interests of the City of Saline- it recommends that its members vote against said petition, and requests the citizens of Saline carefully consider the issues before casting their vote." and going to Ann Arbor with him come daylight, I wonder when they sleep! ** As long as I'm on the subject, I would like to commend Police Chief Earl Kirby, who is now incapacitated, for his fine work in law enforcement and for the acts beyond which his duty required. I think he is a good man in the best definition of GOOD. I hold no grudge against him for the tickets I received because I deserved them. Whether I like him or not is another thing. He does his duty and plays no favorites, as it should be. I personally know that he has paid for and delivered food to needy children and elderly persons. We should be proud of that type of city employee, public servant and gentleman. I hope I have helped inform the uninformed, because I believe that duty, "kindness and talent shouldn't be limited to the confines of the City of Saline, but should extend as far as we who are part of this community are able to reach. Furthermore, I think it is outrageous for a couple of nonexistent ''committees" to put the City of Saline to trouble and expense to try to oust devoted city employees living outside our limited Limits, to satisfy a personal grudge. It is a "get even" tactic as I see it, and I don't like to see a well- meaning person be taken in by those who haven't courage enough to make their names public. It takes all of our surrounding community to make Saline prosper. We are dependent on those that live outside our limited confines as well as our city taxpayers, to keep our business places solvent, taverns included. How small can we get! Sincerely, Harvey Kluwe (Editor's note: More letters on page two, this issue, and still more — including one real prize package — coming next week.) ANOTHER SUPPLEMENT This week's issue of The Saline Reporter includes a supplement containing the third publication of the Annual Tax Sale Notice for Washtenaw County. Publication of the notice will continue through the March 1 issue of The Reporter. CLUB PLANS SYMPOSIUM ON EDUCATION TRENDS The Saline Child Study Club will meet at 8 p.m. on February 21 at the home of Mrs. Gordon Esch, 205 Russell St. Saline school principals Mrs. Marian Barclay, Dwight Reynolds and Elmer Houghton will discuss "Changing Trends in Education and What They Mean to our Children". Two Charged In Robbery At Restaurant Two local men are scheduled to appear in Circuit Court Friday on breaking and entering charges arising from a robbery at Carl's Place, a restaurant and service station at 413 E. Michigan Ave. The pair were arrested by Police Officer James Levleit, after a routine night check of the restaurant revealed a broken window and a looted office there. They are Otto Norwich, 21, who was employed at the restaurant as a dishwasher, and his-brother-in-law, Max B. Robinson, 22, both of 106y2 E. Michigan Ave. The two men were questioned by Officer Levleit and Sheriff's Deputy Charles F. Cook, acting on a tip, after the officers found a safe tipped over at the restaurant, and about $150 in cash missing. Norwich told officers he had unlocked a rear door of the restaurant before he left for the night. After midnight, he and Robinson returned for the $150, which had been placed in cigar boxes at closing time when it was discovered that the safe, where cash was normally kept, could not be unlocked. After taking the money, the men then tipped over the safe and broke the side window with a shovel to make it appear there had been a break-in by a prowler. Norwich and Robinson, -a- Dart-time laborer, waived examination arid were placed under $1000 bond for their appearance in Circuit Court Friday. Outclass Cubs 69-53 In Key Contest Friday NEW PASTOR TO BE INSTALLED A new pastor will be installed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Bridgewater on Sunday. The Rev. A. F. G. Daechsel, formerly of Hudson, N.Y., will be installed during the morning worship service by District President Dr. Norman Menter of Detroit. An exhausted, disappointed, .and badly shaken University High School team walked slowly to their locker room at the west end of the Saline High gymnasium Friday evening . . . Almost simultaneously a jubilant, wildly happy bunch of Saline Hornets trotted off to their dressing rooms at the opposite end of the floor. Saline High had just sewed up a share of the Washtenaw Conference Basketball Champi- ionship by clobbering their closest contender for the crown, U-High. In protecting their un- Carl Curtiss To Receive Legion Honor Carl A. Curtiss, president of Citizens Bank, and long-time resident here, will be honored at a county-wide conclave of American Legion posts Saturday evening at a dinner meeting at the American Legion Hall in Ann Arbor. Each of the community posts has selected a prominent local citizen to receive their Man of the Year citation. All of the awards will be presented that evening. Curtiss was . named for the honor in an election by Legion membership at the February meeting.. The i ■"*, :„■_ >-_ •*; choice was based on the 1 fact that he "has been active in not only Legion affairs, but school band activities, school affairs, church affairs, has held city office, Hillsdale college affairs, lo- ,caLBoy Scout work, other youth groups, and his numerous contributions to charities." The award will be made by a member of the Saline post, at the banquet. It is open to Legionaires and their guests; anyone interested in attending may contact William Brink or Rob- erf: Estes. " blemished loop record the Hornets buzzed past the Ann Arbor team 69-53. Leaving no doubt about their rights to the crown, the Hornets took charge, in the early minutes of the game and never gave the Cubs a chance to turn the tide. With near-perfect basketball they time after time denied the visiting team a chance to score. They showed polish on defense, precision on offense. In short, they played the entire game as the champions that they now are. U-High took their only lead of the night 2-0 when the game was only ten seconds old. In blocking Dick Mullen's shot, Ed Strait bumped him, and Mullen sank both of the tosses. But Mike Bixby meshed three field goals to give Saline a 6-2 lead goals to give Saline a 6-2 lead. Mullen hit from the corner for the Cubs and added a 'charity toss seconds later at '5:11 on McDonald's infraction to pull his team within a point 'of the Hornets. That was the ' closest they were to get for the jrest of the evening. I Jerry McDonald added a free throw and Ken Volz a two-pointer before Mullen hit twice on 'foul shots. Mrs. Dale Rothfuss is recovering from surgery at Saline Community Hospital-and hopes to be able to go home tomorrows She entered the hospital last Thursday. A. basket. by Thoss and two by Bixby accounted for the remainder of Saline's scoring for the quarter. Saline doubled their gap on the Cubs in the next eight minutes of play. Brian LaRue and Mke Bixby each had a basket and free throw during the second "period, while John Thoss did half of his scoring for the game with three baskets, and Ken Volz added the other field goal. As the second half opened, U-High threw in their desperation press to try" to turn the tide. For a few minutes it bothered the Hornets as they began losing the ball. Stevens connected for five and Andrews two as the Cubs cut .Saline's lead to five points (33-28) with only two minutes gone in the third period. But Saline continued to play clearheaded ball. Passes the full length of the court went to Jerry McDonald and Ed Strait, as Saline forged out an '11 point lead, 41-30. In rapid succession, Stevens and Bradley scored baskets, but this didn't phase the Hornets as they pumped in three buckets in forty seconds to build SHS Not Exactly Endsville School officials last week almost went into a decline over what started as a Pep Week gag and wound up as a sartorial explosion of megaton size. Originally, to • demonstrate their loyalty to ol' SHS and their confidence in their Hornets, students of each class were supposed to dress pretty much alike. The Administration didn't really expect much . . . after all, blue jeans have been passe here since the new school opened two years ago. By and large, Saline students are a wellTdressed, well-behaved lot. But there must have been a spark of nonconformity smoldering somewhere. It began on Wednesday when 8th-graders appeared dressed as babies. The upper classes regarded this as eminently suitable. Seniors, on that day, were strictly from Madison Avenue — business suits, ties, and starched shirts (white shirts at the the High School are not uncommon on ANY day ... but ties are). On Thursday,^the seniors pen- dulumed. in the other direction. They wore their oldest clothes. They looked, to put it bluntly, like bums. But it was the freshmen who really unstrung the iront office. They went beat. What the well-dressed ninth- grader was wearing on' Thursday included sloppy sweaters, house slippers, dark glasses, corked-on beards, undershirts. They carried copies of MAD, and coffee cups, "smdked" pipes and spouted way-out poetry. It was frantic. Man the ramparts! A hasty announcement went out on the PA system: hereafter, all students would be expected to dress properly when attending "school. A few minutes later, an afterthought followed: ". . . but we still love the ninth grade' anyway". Said Principal Elmer Houghton, "We just frowned mildly for a few seconds." On Friday, the juniors were impeccably dressed in business suits. By Monday, everything had settled back to normal, though a careful count might have turned up a few new gray hairs on the professorial heads. Not from Ihe hungry i . a 47-34 advantage. Mullen scored from the corner for the Cubs, but Saline came back with six points in the last two minutes of the third stanza for a secure 53-36 margin. J The Cubs were rapidly taring as Saline turned their fast break onto full power. Midway :_jn the final eight minutes, the Hornets had their biggest lead of the night, 24 points, 63-39, and held that lead until coach Don Jaeger emptied the bench. The reserves played U-High a pretty even floor game, despite the fact that the Ann Arbor quintet was more accurate on their shots. From the free throw line, as in most other departments, the Hornets outdid the Cubs. Saline had 13 of 22 charity tosses compared with 11 of 22 for U-High. From the JQoor Saline "was farther ahead with 28 of 59 compared with 21 of 69. Thoss led in the rebound department with 12, as the Hornets had good backboard control, in both, directions. Bixby was high scorer 'for Saline, hitting 25 points for the third straight game. Bradley ha;d iOor- "U-High. * Saline wias vlctbrioiis in the Junior Varsity game as well. After trailing at halftime, the little Hornets rallied to defeat the Little Cabs 40-33.
|Title||1961-02-15; 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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