1962-07-11; Saline Reporter
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It Won't Be Long Now! 1962 Saline Community Fair, Sept 12 i Final plans for the 1962 Saline Community Fair were put in motion at the Monday evening meeting of the Fair board at Saline High School. The Fair book went to the printer (The Reporter), to be out August 15; Fair posters were handed out for distribution; and Ray Girbach was elected assistant vice president «f the board for the week of the Fair, replacing Albert Gall during the latter's tour in Europe. WPAG's Howard Heath will be on the grounds to put the Fair on the air. \ Wednesday, September 12, will open the Fair with the annual Children's Day, with lower prices for youngsters bn the W. G. Wade rides. A horse-pulling contest is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. Thursday is Farmers' Day at the Fair, the morning taken up by livestock judging, and the afternoon highlighted by the Steer Show and Pony Show. A free pony will be awarded at 4 p.m. to the child who wins the "Choose a Name" contest sponsored by Weavie Pony Farms and Alber Pony Farms. A Band Concert will open the Thursday evening events, followed by the selection and crowning of "Miss Saline" in the annual program sponsored by the Saline Jaycees. Friday is the big day agriculturally, with the Lamb Club show in the morning; the tractor-backing contest at 10 a.m.; tractor-pulling contest at 1 p.m.; and the annual Livestock Auction at 8 p.m. On Saturday, American Legion Day and Old Settlers' Day, the parade will begin at 2 p.m. The Horse Show is scheduled at 3 p.m.; and a new event this year — the Junior League All-Star baseball game .— is also at 3 p.m. A pony- pulling contest, also new this year, will highlight early evening at 6 p.m.; and the community stage show and awarding of Old Settlers' prizes will take place at 8 p.m. New divisions for entries have been added in nearly all departments, and prizes in many have been increased. SEE YOU AT THE FAIR ~ SOON! The Saline Reporter VOLUME 14, NUMBER 43 - WEDNESDAY, JULY 11, 1962 10c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR gain; Milhan Won't be Ed Filsinger, Township CD Director, Missile Expert, Dies Edward A. Filsinger, Saline township Civil Defense director and employed by the University of Michigan in engineering and missile work, died Sunday morning at St. Joseph Mercy hospital after a brief illness. He was 59 years old. He had been admitted to the hospital two weeks ago for treatment of a heart condition. He returned home last Tuesday, but suffered a second attack on Saturday and was readmitted to the hospital. He died at 6 a.m. Services Held Monday for Henry Ormsby Funeral services were held here Monday afternoon for Henry E. Ormsby, 67, affectionately known throughout the area as "Heinie" during his many years as a civic leader and businessman. Mr. Ormsby, who lived at 410 N. Ann Arbor St., had operated a barbershop here since 1916, and had served as Fire Chief for many years. He took an active interest in city affairs and was one of those instrumental in bringing about the change from a five- to a seven-man Council, and the elective mayor system several years ago. He died Saturday morning at the Veterans hospital in Ann Arbor. Mr. Ormsby was born Sept. 25, 1894, in Geneva, Mich., the son of Henry and Allie Clark Ormsby. On March 2, 1920, he married Florine E. Ellis in Onsted, Mich. She survives. In World War I, he served overseas for two years with the "Polar Bear" unit of the 310th Engineers, in Russia. He was a charter member and past commander of the American Legion post here, and a member of the Color Guard in every parade. He was a member of the Tri- County Sportmen's club, an ardent fisherman and hunter . . . small game . . . and he was on a fishing trip in the Upper Peninsula when he became ill last month Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Robert D. and Ted E., and two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Dorothy) Hiser and Miss Betty Lou Ormsby, all of Saline, 12 grandchildren, and several cousins. The Rev. Robert Richards officiated at funeral "services at 2 p.m. Monday at Bahnmiller funeral Home, and burial was m Oakwood cemetery. Memor- Jal contributions may be made B to the Saline Community hospital. Sunday morning. Mr. Filsinger, an aeronautical engineer, had been employed by the university for the past 12 years. His work included missile projects, and last summer he spent several weeks working on a major project at Wallops Island, Va. He was appointed Civil Defense director for Saline township in 1959. He also served as a trustee and a member of the township zoning board. Always extremely active, at the time of bis'aeath he was in the process of remodeling a house at his home at 9476 W. Michigan Avenue. He also operated the farm there, and was a member of Washtenaw county Farm Bureau and the Tri-Town- ship Farm Bureau group. He was a member and trustee of the Methodist Church here and was chairman of the parsonage building committee when it was first formed. He was a member of the Saline Masonic Lodge No. 133, the Valley of Detroit Consistory, the Moslem Shrine, the Scottish Rite Club of Washtenaw county, and a member of the Washtenaw Shrine Club. He was born January 24,1903 in Mildmay, Ont., Canada, a son of Joseph and Mary Ann Warner Filsinger. On June 18, 1927, he married Florence Garner of Walkerton, Ont. She survives. After their marriage the couple lived in Detroit, Flat Rock, Clinton, Ypsilanti and in Saline since 1950. Mr. Filsinger was ■ employed by the Ford Motor Co. for many years and at one time was superintendent of the United Stove Co. of Ypsilanti. Surviving in addition to his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Allan (Lillian) Conklin of Chelsea; a son, Vaughn of Ypsi-- lanti; five grandchildren; and his mother of Mildmay, Ont. Also surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Lillian Schnurr, Mrs. Henry Pfohl, Mrs. Earl Young- blood and Mrs. Alfred Eick- mier, all of the Mildmay, Ont, area, and Mrs. Robert Snel- grove of California; three brothers, Alfred and Gordon, also of Mildmay, and William of Cayuga, Ont.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Saline Methodist Church, the Rev. Donald C. Kraushaar and the Rev. Robert Richards officiating. Burial was in Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, where Masonic graveside services were held. Memorial contributions may be'made to the Methodist parsonage building fund. Fluoride: Yes or No? Council has announced that the possible fluoride treatment of the city water supply will come up for discussion — and possible decision — at the Monday, July 16 meeting. They made the announcement two weeks in advance,' in the hope that anyone with strong views on the subject would come to the meeting and be heard FIRST — not afterward, when it would be too late to do much about it. Fluoridation has stirred up some active controversies in other communities — sometimes before it was installed, sometimes after. Its proponents point out that it is relatively inexpensive, both for equipment and operation, and compare the cost to that of one pack of cigarettes per year per person. They present statistics to show that it does reduce dental cavities by a significant amount. It has been endorsed by most dental associations. Those who oppose it do so on two major counts. First, they claim they are entitled to pure drinking water, unmixed with chemicals. Second, they point out that.only,, a '■'very small percentage of any city's water — something like one drop per pint — ever reaches the human mouth. The rest goes for industrial uses, car washing, lawn watering, and laundering — and why add fluoride to that? Those, in the main, are the major arguments for and against, and both sides can buttress their claims with more statistics than we have room for, here. But Council has deliberately set aside most of an evening to hear them; if you're interested, better go up and get into the act. All Around Saline A pair of prescription glasses, with grey frames, have been left at the lost and found department at City Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Jensen are back from a week-long vacation in Bonita Springs, Fla., where, Leo says, "it was kinda hot and there were lots of mosquitoes, but the swimming and fishing were wonderful." While the Jensens were south, their son Tom spent the week in Royal Oak with his sister, Mrs. Darrel (Marlene) Watson. * * * Miss Barbara Hehr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hehr of Kaiser Rd., was one of 300 girls from all over the United States and Canada who gathered at St. Louis, Mich., for the Central Michigan Baton Twirling Contest held there on June 30. Barbara won a trophy by taking fourth place in her division. Next week she and four other Saline girls will attend the Smith-Wallbridge twirling camp at Syracuse, Ind. Accompanying Barbara will be Lois Sutton, Sandy Greenfield, Janis Coe, and Louise Bush. * * * A party was held Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mel- vin Roehm in Clinton in celebration of the 50th birthday of his mother, Mrs. Clarence Roehm. The 53 dinner guests included friends and relatives from Dexter, Ann Arbor, Manchester, Saline and Pleasant Lake. * * # Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Phillips and their daughter, Marilyn, of Pleasant Lake, returned home last week from a three-weeks' trip to Seattle, where they attended the World's Fair, and Canada. * it * Miss Louise Anderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Anderson of Detroit St., spent a few days this week attending University of Michigan summer orientation for freshmen entering the university this fall. Louise and her mother spent last week at the family cottage on Lake Michigan, returning to Saline Monday night. * « « Miss Suzy Englehart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Englehart of N. Lewis St., left Monday for Albuquerque, N.M., where she will visit her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Guilfoil, for the next month or so. Her parents plan to drive to New Mexico later in the summer and she'll return home with them. * * * Mrs. Irene Karpensky recently attended a workshop in Detroit sponsored by Hammond Organ of Chicago. At noon, she was a luncheon guest of Grinnell's. Mrs. Margaret Jordan's home on W Michigan Ave. has been alive with activity this week; Peg's daughters, Jerry and Judy, have been visiting with their families. Jerry and her husband, Ron Taylor, and their two little sons, Ricky and Doug, are here from Connecticut, and Judy and her husband, Eugene Braun, and their young son Mark are here from Kalamazoo. They'll all be leaving for home this weekend and returning to Kalamazoo with the Brauns will be Peg's youngest daughter, Jo. She's been having a busy summer, having recently spent a week in Connecticut with the Taylors. * * * Dick Dell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Dell of E. Michigan Ave., returned to naval duty aboard the U.S.S. Pickaway at San Diego, Calif., this week. SHS Takes Pari in Pilot Record Plan Saline High School is one of 13 schools in Michigan participating in a pilot project designed to simplify student records for college admission. Ten states are involved in the cooperative plan by which records are to be channeled through a New Jersey organization. High School Principal Elmer Houghton and Guidance Counsellor Dominick Pellegreno attended a workshop to launch the program, at'the University of Michigan in late June. Intended to produce a uniform system of college transcripts, the project will provide data to be processed by. Educational Testing Service, Princeton, N.J., a nonprofit service organization that annually develops and administers tests for several million students throughout the United States and abroad. The program, partially financed by the Ford Foundation, is carried out at no cost to local taxpayers. The work is in progress at Saline High School now, where Mrs. Herman Mehler and Mrs. Milton Finkbeiner are recopy- ing all records of the class of 1963 on prepared forms. They are employed by the Cooperative Plan for the work, not by the local school system, Houghton emphasized. The unified transcripts are expected to reduce the time required for college admissions and to be of value to potential employers. MAYOR TO ATTEND LEAGUE CONVENTION Mayor Jack Bennett was named by City Council Monday to serve as voting delegate to the annual convention of the Michigan Municipal League, September 19-21, in Detroit. Robert Strohl Takes Petition for Council Saline to Get Direct Dial Service Aug. 6 Saline area telephone subscribers will get Direct Distance Dialing service at 8 a.m. Monday, August 6, General. Telephone Co. announced this week. The area code number for the Saline exchange will be 313. The new service, which will allow subscribers to dial their own long distance calls to over 55,000,000 telephones across the nation, will bring no rate increase, Kenneth Conway, district manager of the company, said. It is part of General Telephone's $16 million expansion and improvement program for 1962. DDD instructions, in letter form, and a DDD area code directory listing approximately 6,500 dialable points, will be sent to local subscribers in the near future, Conway said. Calls to communities which do not have DDD will continue to be taken by operators. MILHAN SORRY . . . Though our pictures were sent out at the usual time this week, they somehow became lost en route. We will do double duty on pictures next week to make up for this lack. Stolen Car Recovered Here A 1961 Chevrolet registered to Gerald Butters, of Dearborn, was returned to its owner this week after it was found abandoned at 439 Hollywood Dr. Police are questioning two boys who were seen and checked by Saline police at 4:15 a.m. Friday, the morning before the stolen car was found here. The boys, who were stopped as they were walking on Mills Rd., said at that time they were hitchhiking back to Jackson after visiting girls in Detroit. Both are from the Jackson area. ♦ YOU SAID IT ♦ QUESTION: How do you like the new police uniforms? Bill Schettenhelm ~ I like them! I think they're real sharp — especially the hats. Mrs. Wayne Goble — I haven't seen them up close, but from a distance they look real nice. Paul Thibault - I think they are kind of nice. They add a lot of color to the community. Taylor Jaeobsen — They're just the ticket! I think the change is good for the town — we need a little color. Mrs. Gilbert Dicks - They're real attractive and they look a lot cooler for summer. Fred Stephenson — I think the new uniforms are very sensible and good looking. The hats look like they're cool and comfortable. Bob Tower - They're all right. Frank Harms — I don't like them one bit, especially the hats. They're awfully heavy. John Larkin ~ I have only seen the. officers while in the police car, but what I could see of the uniforms, I think they're all right. They're different and set the officers off. Allie Burkhardt - They don't appeal to me. Too much western. Mrs. Clyde Griffin - I'm just glad I'm not a policeman. I don't think the new uniforms add anything at all to their looks. Mrs. Dory Graf — Fine! I think they look nice. Phillip Seitz - I like them O.K. Mrs. Ormond Seitz — I think they look pretty sharp — I really like them!-^ Miss Doris Herter — They're O.K. The hats are sure different ~ they remind me of a "Mountie". Miss Marsha Roark ~ Well, I think they're O.K., except that I don't like the hats. That's my only objection. Miss Jo Jordan -1 think they look very western and I like them. The hats are the most noticeable change and they're sharp. Principals Attend "Chewing Mutch" Intermediate School Principal Dwight Reynolds and High School Principal Elmer Houghton attended the "Principals' Chewing Match" sponsored by the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals, June 29 - July 1, 1962, at Higgins Lake Conservation School, Roscommon, Michigan. One hundred secondary school administrators spent the three day session discussing problems related to secondary school education. Dr. B. Frank Brown, princi- pal, Malbourne High School, Florida, was the featured speaker. Melbourne High School has received nationwide attention because of its unique non-graded high school program. Clothes Closet Gutted by Fire Saline firemen were called to the apartment of Mrs. Wilma Whittman, of 209 Henry St., at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, after a fire started in a clothes closet there. The closet was gutted and all contents destroyed by the blaze, which also burned up through the ceiling before it was put out. No damage estimate was available today. Mayor Jack Bennett will be a candidate for another term, he announced today; but Councilman Douglas Milhan will not run again. Only one nominating petition had been taken out, so far, for the three Council seats to be filled at the November election ~ Robert Strohl, 30, of Spring street, obtained a petition at City Hall on Saturday. But he left almost immediately for a week's vacation, without making any statement as to whether the petition was for himself or some other candidate. Council terms expiring this year are those of George Johnson and Glenn Clark, both of whom have said they will announce their decisions later this month, and Milhan. Bennett's term also expires. Milhan, 51, said this week he had decided not to be a candidate for a second term because of the extensive amount of time involved in the job. He has also served as Planning Commissioner during his two-year term. An employe of the Ford Motor Co. plant in Rawsonville, he lives at 676 W. Michigan Ave. Strohl, who works at the Strand Engineering Co. in Dexter, moved to Saline about six years ago, from Lima, O. His wife, Barbara, is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Goble, of Saline. The Strohls live at 305 Spring St. Bennett, who lives at 360 Highland Dr., served one term as a councilman before his election to his present post, in Saline's first mayorality election. In announcing his candidacy for another term, he said: "I am running again for three reasons: First, my family has given the okay on it. Second, I enjoy it and everything connected with it, both the work and the sociability; and, third, I feel there are some projects started but not yet completed that I will try to complete in the next two years. These include a new City Hall and fire station, more work by the, Planning Commission, extension of city facilities, and the proposed MEHA village. On these, I have been on the ground floor and I would like to see them brought to successful conclusions." Petitions for the November city election must be filed with the City Clerk prior to the August primary election, August 7. TEEN CLUB PLANS "FRIDAY 13th." DANCE A "Friday the 13th" dance is planned by the city recreation Teen Club at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Intermediate School. Don Howe will be the disk jockey. Students from the 9 th grade through 19 years of age, and their guests, are welcome.
|Title||1962-07-11; 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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