1961-03-01; Saline Reporter
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Salinians know that, to the Rev. Robert Richards, the business of making a speech is just ftout as strenuous as mountain climbing; he takes his listeners over every crag and gully and sometimes drops them off a rhetorical cliff, only to catch them -- in the knick of time — at the bottom. At right, the pastor wrings out a local audience with a discourse they won't forget for months. (Photos by Lanny Robbins) ADDRESS EFFERVESCE PROFESS IMPRESS DISTRESS DIGRESS BLESS VOLUME 14, NUMBER 24 ~ WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1961 'First With All the Local News' 10c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR Depot to Close Friday, March 10 The New York Central rail-, at the Saline depot have not yet road depot here will close officially on Friday, March 10, according to word received by the present freight agent, E. A. Sa- wall. But a traveling agent, whose territory will include Brooklyn, Pittsfield Junction, and Grove Siding (near US 23), will be been announced, but local ship pers were encouraged by the news that his headquarters will be in Saline. "We may not have to call the Enterprise number for service," said one. "He'll probably be here at least half the time." Permission to close the local based in Saline, and is expected depot and discontinue full-time to spend a. large proportion of service at other nearby stops, his time here. Hours when the agent will be Phone Co. To Seek Rate Increase Soon An application to the Michi- was given by the Michigan Pub lie Service Commission last week, after a hearing in Lansing last spring. The railroad has promised pick-up and delivery on less-than-carload lots, and has said the traveling agent will be able to give service equal to or better than that now provided. Bridgewater shipping, handled through the Saline depot for -^gan Public Service Commission many yearS; will continue to be ' by General Telephone seeking' ta]jen care 0f nere. authority to increase annual re- j The posit*,0n of traveling ag- venues, will be filed in the near ent has not been filled by the future, Ti A. Saunders, company president, announced today following a meeting of the Board of Directors. "Revenues have failed to develop to expected levels, with an accelerated service improvement and expansion program requiring expenditures of over $70,000,000 since 1956. Earnings on our investments have dropped substantially," - Saunders stated. "We can no longer delay this move to increase revenues and regain an adequate earning position." The company is seeking a blanket increase of four million dollars, according to Kenneth Conway, manager of the Tecumseh district, but actual distribution of the new rates would be determined later. More than half of the increase, if granted, would go for taxes, he said. (Continued on Page 10) NYC; but any agent in the Michigan division may bid on it; seniority is an important factor in the bidding. Sawall, one of the bidders, has 18 years seniority. Rotary Club Officers Named Leon Vedder was named president of the Rotary Club of Saline, at an organization meeting of members of the board of directors Tuesday noon, and Arthur Moehn was elected vice president. Other officers are Howard Johnson, secretary; Howard Russ, treasurer; and Douglas Schuur, re-appointed as ser- geant-at-arms. Board members include Vedder, Moehn, Russ, Johnson, Robert Estes, Edward Redies, and Dwight Reynolds. PARKING AMENDMENT GOES BACK TO COMMITTEE After lengthy discussion, City Council Monday night returned a prospective parking ordinance amendment to .committee for further study. The proposed amendment would allow parking on lawn extensions of " business property, and on school property on East Bennett street, with the owner's permission. City Attorney Allan Grossman, Councilman George Johnson, and Councilman Orren Corl are the committee. New Junior High Band To be Formed A new "Junior High Band", consisting of band members from the 7th grade band at the Intermediate School, and the 8th grade band members from the High School, is to be formed this week for the District Festival and the Festival Concert, Art Katterjohn announced. Students from the two bands will continue to rehearse as separate units, but they will meet together as a combined Junior High Band once a week during the month of March. The new Junior High Band will perform in the Festival Band Concert on Sunday, March 12, at 4 p.m. at the High School auditorium, and will also participate in the District Band Festival held at Belleville on Saturday, March 18, at 8 a.m. The students are being fitted with uniform shirts and trousers, purchased by the Band Parents club of Saline. The young musicians will go from door to door on Saturday, March 11, to sell tickets to the Festival Concert. MISSED? Contact your nearest Girl Scout for cookies. Cagers Aim at Perfect Title by Lanny Robbins Only Friday evening's game at Chelsea stands between Saline High basketeers and an unbeaten regular season. With eleven straight conference wins under their belts and a total of fifteen triumphs (against a single loss that came during the Holiday recess) to their credit, the Hornets will be out to wind up their most successful year since the 1955- 56 team won seventeen straight. Also in their sights is the first hoop conference victory at Chel- a sea in quite a few years. Last Friday night Saline played their last home game before the district tournaments, and wound up with an easy 57- ^45 triumph over Ypsilanti Roo- 9*- sevelta Following their almost standard procedure, Saline rapidly took the lead after Roosevelt made the first two points and were never behind from then on. Neither team was able to . score the first time it had the ball, but the Rougriders' Jim Masters fired in a two-pointer on the second try to start the scoring. Jerry McDonald chalked up the Hornets' first two 18 seconds later. Then in rapid succession Ken Volz and Mike Bixby were fouled and converted the free throws into a 4-2 lead. The Roughriders came galloping right back, as Masters bucketed again, but Bixby canceled that one with a field goal. Saline slowly began pulling ahead, but each time Roosevelt rallied and tied the score, first at seven points and then at eleven. The famed Saline fast break began to buzz in the last minute of the first period, and when the first frame ended the Hornets led by a shaky 17-11 margin. In the first 60 seconds of the next quarter, Thoss and Bixby each tallied before the Ypsilanti five began moving. But when the visitors started scoring they rapidly cut Saline's lead to six points. Finally, by the midway mark in the second stanza, the Hornets had grabbed a 28-17 edge. By half time they held.a fairly secure 32*20 advantage.' Ed Strait" got Saline's first basket in the second half on a lay-up. Roosevelt then started a short scoring surge that gave them five quick points.-Then fast-breaking to perfection, Saline pulled away 40-25. The rest of Saline's scoring It was a topsy-turvy countryside after 300 telephone poles went down Saturday ih a sleet storm accompanied by high winds. But the poles on Waterworks road (above) went even further — they turned completely upside down and stood with their bases waving in the wind. Sleet Storm Dama3e Still Under Repair Saline area residents today were still only partly dug out, after a sleet storm accompanied by heavy winds, that downed hundreds of utility poles, 300 poles had to be replaced. Estimated cost "to restore service to the condition it was in before the storm" was $35,000, according to Kenneth shattered wndows, and produc- Conway, manager of the Tecumseh district. The job is expected to be completed by Friday. All the areas of the state serviced by General Telephone Co. were affected, Conway said, but Saline was one of the hardes*; in HAzel exchange alone, and came from McDonald's lay-up and Bixby's free throw during the last half of the third period. Early in the final stanza, Don Jaeger pulled the last of his starting unit and sent all of his other team into the game. The reserves were able to hold down Roosevelt enough that the Roughriders cut the gap by only a "single point during the final eight minutes. The Saline win marked a return of the full-court press by the Hornets, who began polishing up their play for the district tournaments, to be held on their own floor next week. Also much in evidence was that fast break, which produced many of their points. - Though the entire team played a good game, particularly outstanding was Brian LaRue, who is turning into one of the key substitutes on the team. LaRue got all of his six points off baskets. High point honors for the game were shared by Saline's Mike Bixby and Ypsiianti's Calvin Scott, both having 22 points. Tourney Drawing Matches Saline With St. Thomas Saline's Hornets are matched against Ann Arbor St. Thomas in their first game of the District 11 basketball tournament, to be held here at 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 8. U-High and Clinton are paired earlier, at 7 p.m. The drawing, held here Tuesday evening, gave Boysville and Ypsilanti Roosevelt "byes" for the first night's play. They will play winners of the 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. games, respectively, at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Friday, March 10. The district championship game is set for 8 p.m. Saturday; and winners will, compete in tlie Regional the following week at Eastern Michigan university. Howard Hill is tournament manager for District 11. ed a shower of broken tree limbs and ice, Saturday. Heaviest loser in the storm was the telephone company, which has called in five out- state repair crews to work with those based in the Tecumseh district, to restore service. With! hit. But the area was never nearly every country road lined. completely out of service, with flattened telephone poles,! Detroit Edison Co. reported the company reported that 370 only scattered trouble in the ar- subscribers were out of service rea; individual residences were without power when limbs were blown down on wires; but the longest out - of - service period was 25 minutes, in the Ann Arbor area. SaUne Volunteer Fire department ■ was called out in the height of the storm to fight a trailer fire at Woodside Trailer Court. The blaze, started by a defective pilot light on a gas stove, caused extensive damage to inside of a trailer owned by the Donald Chapman family. Firemen saved the frame of the trailer. Vibration caused by wind cracked an eight-foot square show window at the Gamble store on E. Michigan avenue, and several residents reported glass was shattered in storm doors blown open. Two minor property-damage auto accidents were reported to police Sunday morning, caused by slippery roads. The box score: Saline 17 15 12 13 57 Roosevelt 11 9 11 14 45 HOSPITALIZED . Surgical patients at Saline Community Hospital this week are Linzy Couch of Saline; Mrs. George Burmeister of Ann Arhor; and Mrs. Clifford Sanderson of Bridgewater. Medical pa> tients: include * 'John Mpnroe, Mrs. Wilhelmina Fouss and Mrs. Charles Swope, all of Sa^ line. Givse KEEP CARS LOCKED Police this week warned owners of station wagons to keep their vehicles locked, after four tires were reported stolen from four separate parked station wagons here Sunday night. The tires were taken from the tire- wells inside the cars. Chuck Wagon Supper Set By Jaycees Plans were completed this week for the '-'Chuck Wagon Supper", to be sponsored by the Junior. Chamber of Commerce Thursday evening at the Intermediate School. The 'supper, is designed to raise $150, the Jaycees' portion of the cost of the football scorehbard at the High School. The supper, to be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., will be prepared under the. supervision of Henry Helle, manager of food services at Wayne county General Hospital. It features a menu of roast beef and "fixings", pie, milk and coffee. Tickets are $1.50 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Co-chairmen of the event are Jaycees George Anderson and John Dwyer. John Klein, Lewis O'Mara, and Don Thompson will serve on the committee. TO ATTEND CONVENTION City Clerk E. J. Muir will attend the annual convention of Municipal Clerks, to be held in Detroit March 16 and 17. Local Scouts See Archery Exhibit Twelve boys and girls and three adults, members of the Plymouth Police Youth club, last'week visited Saline to give an archery demonstration for Saline Boy Scouts at the Intermediate School gymnasium. The leader of the group was Elmer ('"Red"). Passage. Local Scouts intend to take up archery as one of the extra activities in the hear future, Scout Leader Doug Schuur said. • . - - - "«!■'.- -.. :• " Meets Zoning Requirements' Acting as a Board of Appeals, City Councilmen Monday approved the projected north Ann Arbor street location for a rest home, by a vote of 5 to 1. The vote was a gesture labeled "superfluous" by Dr. John Buck, who pointed out: "The only function of the Zoning Board of Appeals is to grant relief from the zoning laws. That is the only authority 'they have. This application is not in violation of the zoning ordinance." Said Mayor Jack Bennett: "If there is no variance from the zoning ordinance, there is no reason for a vote." But North Ann Arbor street residents wanted a vote: They have protested plans to build a convalescent home — designed to house 50 patients — on a lot behind 315 N. Ann Arbor St. Access would be provided by a 15 - foot - wide circle driveway. The home is planned by Graham Bailey, Dr. C. B. Jackson, and Marie Campbell, operators of the present Saline Convalescent Home on South Ann Arbor street. Acting for the prospective builders, Jim Gross answered objections from property owners around the north Ann Arbor street location. He said: "As long as we do meet the zoning requirements, I'll have to expect a favorable vote on the matter. Many roads and bridges in this country are less than 15 feet wide, but they get adequate fire protection. Police have assured me they can give adequate police protection . . . though I don't think much police protection is needed for a rest home." To the objection that such a home in the area might depress property values, Gross said: "I have my doubts. I believe that if a convalescent home were put there, five years from now the value of adjacent property would be the same." The size of the lot to be used meets zoning requirements" of 7,000 square feet per residence, Gross pointed out, and "the people who want to put the convalescent home there have a perfect right to have it there according to the building code and zoning." Said Bennett: "This board did not put these ordinances into effect, but we are bound by them. We cannot take it upon ourselves to ignore them." Picture Puzzle: Find Washington Street If you're a relatively new resident of Saline, we'll bet you can't find Washington street. But don't feel badly -- neither can city officials. Oh, it's easy enough to locate, oh paper. The map shows it plainly, just off Whitlock street, out in Barneygat. (Newcomers usually can't find Barneygat, either, but that's another story.) On the other hand » if^-you were going to gravel it,-where would you put the gra- "Vel? . - The problem came up at City Council meeting Monday when Ed Scully, who lives more or less on,Washington street (but can't quite .locate it either) said he had put $100 worth of gravel down, lately, in an effort to maintain *a' passable '-approach to his home. Since the street is part pf a recognized subdivision and. a dedicated city street, I Scully felt the city was partially responsible for maintaining it. Council agreed; they will maintain it in passable condition, at least, by graveling. But — short of spending hundreds of dollars for surveying — they will never be sure whether they're gravelng a street, a lawn extension, or somebody's back yard. It all began in 1848, when Haywood's Addition was recorded. (Look that up on the map; it's easier to find than Barneygat, which is about the same area.) It included Whitlock street, which turns right off W. Michigan, just about opposite the Country Market; and Adeline which turns west off Whitlock; and Washington, which turns off Adeline. There is also Water street, which runs down to the millpond. But people used wooden surveyors' stakes back in those days, DPW superintendent Mike Strait explains, and "they just don't seem to' hold .up." Mike has also found a few iron stakes here and there, but "there's no way of tying them in." For the precise location of any, one of the streets, he says, "I can guess it pretty close, but that's •ill.". * » Only .a full-fledged, all-out "(and expensiveX survey will ever exactly locate Washington street. Chamber Opposes Both City Petitions Saline Chamber of Commerce members, at a meeting this week unanimously approved resolutions opposing the parking and hiring questions to appear on the April ballot. City voters will ballot April 4 on whether to remove about half of the city's parking 'meter system, and restrict hiring of police and DPW employees to city residents. The Chamber of Commerce resolutions read: "WHEREAS the Saline Chamber of Commerce feels that the maintenance and expansion of off-street parking facilities in the City of Saline is of vital importance to the economic health of this community; and WHEREAS the Saline Chamber of Commerce feels that the most feasible and fair way to finance such off-street parking facilities is through revenues obtained from the parking meter system; and WHEREAS the proposition for removal of over half of the existing parking meters which will appear on the ballot at the Spring Election would interfere with such financing of such off- street parking facilities NOW THEREFORE, Be it Resolved that the Saline Chamber of Commerce opposes said proposition and recommends that, the electors vote against said proposition." and "WHEREAS the Saline Chamber - of Commerce feels that the proposition for requiring city employees to be residents pf the City of Saline is not-iif the best interests, of the City of Saline - NOW THEREFORE, Be it Resolved that the Saline Chamber of-Commerce opposes said proposition and recommends that the electors vote against said proposition."
|Title||1961-03-01; 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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