1962-09-26; Saline Reporter
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The Saline Reporter VOLUME 15, NUTJMBER 2 - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1962 10c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR Hornets Wallop Dexter 24-0 School Brochures Go Out; ■Rv T,nnnv Robbins *^ ■'»_*._■ _■ .__________» ■ ■ _■ ■ _■_______ ■ ■ By Lanny Robbins Scoring once in each period and throwing back every Dread- naught assault on their own end zone, the Saline Hornets fought to a 24-0 triumph in their first conference game of the season, Friday evening at Dexter. . With a combination of brilliant play on offense and stub- borness on defense that hasn't been matched in the Hornet camp since 1955, Mike Rotun- n0-s young charges had local sports fans speculating happily about chances for Saline's first grid title since 1955. In the opening moments of the contest there might have been some doubt about the outcome, but by the middle of the first period Saline was able to start their first long downfield march. A punt return to the Saline 40 cost the Hornets the services of Gary Kind because of a knee injury. Then an exchange of fumbles on successive plays gave the Hornets the ball on their own 45. Halfback Jim Griffin cracked into the middle of the line to midfield. Two plays later quarterback Bill Davis tossed a screen pass to Griffin, who scampered to the Dexter 25 before he was cut down. Griffin picked up four yards around left end and then was thrown back. On third down, Davis fired another pass to Griffin, who outdistanced the remaining Dreadnaught defenders for Saline's first TD of the evening. Dexter took the kickoff and started pushing downfield from their own 44. In 11 plays they had moved to Saline's six on Webb's plunge over right tackle, but they ran out of downs on a pair of incomplete passes. Griffin powered into the middle of the line to the 11, and broke loose around right end on the next play to zip tp the 33. Then the Hornets bogged down — with a series of penalties and incomplete passes they got thrown back to their own 32 before punting. A 15-yard return by Griffin started Saline's second paydirt drive of the evening. Three plunges by fullback Dave Dettling picked up the first down on the 39. Davis completed a 12- yard pass play to Mike Johnson for another first down. Griffin broke away around right end for 49 yards to the end zone as Johnson and halfback Gayle Finkbeiner threw the last two blocks to spring him loose. The extra point kick failed. With Dick Leidheiser in at fullback for the first time this season (after an injury in preseason practice), the Hornets drove again. Finkbeiner recovered a fumble on Dexter's 41, and Davis passed to Johnson to the 33 where a personal foul took the ball to the 18. From there Leidheiser went over on three plays. Another try at placement was unsuccessful. In the final period Dexter fumbled while kicking, and Saline recovered on their 2-yard line. Two quick thrusts by Leidheiser put the ball over, making the final score 24-0. Meeting Scheduled Friday BABY-SITTERS OFFERED .FOR SCHOOL MEETING Baby-sitting service wiU be made available to anyone who wishes to attend the general school meeting Friday evening at the High School.. Anyone in need of a sitter is asked to caU Mrs. Robert Starling, HA 9-9372. Iff**"---. A Hornet halfback Jim Griffin sails through mid-air as he tries to pick up extra yardage on his 24-yard opening kickoff re turn against Dexter Friday evening. Other Salinians in picture are Bill Yuhasz, Gayle Finkbeiner (23), and Bill Davis (36). Saline fullback Dick Leidheiser sprints around left end on his way to the third Hornet touchdown of the- evening against Dexter. Editor's Mailbag: School Millage To whom it may concern: Steer Club Banquet Set The annual Steer Club banquet, to honor buyers, sponsors, members of the club and their Parents, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the all-purpose room at the High School. The sophomore class and their mothers will serve a roast beef (what else?) dinner. RARE INDEED . . . • • . is the bouquet of unbelievably huge and beautiful dahlias that graces The Reporter shop this week. They are a gift from Mrs. Herman Howeizen, who has been raising them professionally for 12 years. The public is invited to come in and look - you've never seen flowers until you've seen these. The more we hear about the financial situation in the Saline Area School District, the more confusing it becomes. It is well to keep an open mind on any subject until it is studied by all parties concerned, in this case the Board of Education, the parents and the voters, and the solution can be ascertained. Having attended only one public meeting I have nevertheless given it considerable thought, and some things have been said and done which have not been wise in my estimation. This is an adult, problem and should not have been discussed before the pupils in the three schools. It is confusing to the younger children, in some cases frightening and intimidating them; they may or may not take home the one-sided impressions gained at school. The parents and residents of this district are capable of thinking for themselves, for we are living in a country in which everyone has that privilege and a right to his or her own opinions and the opinions of others cannot be forced upon them. This is strictly a local affair, and it was disgusting to see at the recent Community Fair some we know from outside this district wearing cards "Vote Yes". Of course we need education for all children and we have always been proud of our school and still are and believe that the present problems-will be solved satisfactorily. However with little warning and no logical explanations, this school district was required to vote for 3.85 mills, or $3.85 per thousand additional money for school purposes. We know that the school population, has increased but the news that there is such a large deficit in such a short time was a shock to everyone. When it seemed possible that not enough revenue was being received from taxes immediate steps should have been taken to cut expenses, the same as individuals have to do in similar circumstances. A request for one mill, % mill or possibly two mills would have probably passed. But a demand for nearly four mills was too much for the Board to expect — the district does not have that kind of money. Families have other expenses besides taxes, expenses which are necessities and not luxuries, in order to maintain decent homes in which to bring up their children and provide for the health and happiness of family life.- I do not have figures for the townships involved but no doubt their taxes are as much and in some cases possibly more than the City of Saline. Bearing in mind that we were asked for 4.50 mills more for the 1961 tax, the following are figures for the past four years in Saline City. In 1958 the school general or operating tax was slightly more than the usual 15 mills, or 15.37 mills. In 1959 it had increased to 15.48 mills and in 1960 to 17.05 mills; but the millage jumped last year (1961) to 21.12 mills. The school debt has varied little. Other schools have had similar problems; cities too including Grand Rapids which has been in the papers recently. Other schools have cut corners and this school can also, without sacrificing the essentials of education or the subji2cts that are necessary for entrance to higher institutions of learning. The fundaments should still be emphasized so that all graduates can spell and write the English language properly. It is not necessary to teach foreign languages in the grades and many other non-essentials can be eliminated. Students can assist in many things, including coaching, library, etc., as has been done before, thus giving qualified students experience. Many parents can no doubt offer suggestions for cutting expenses and the Board could probably receive valuable assistance. The qualifications for voting on an increased millage are not just although State laws provide that anyone over the age of 21 is qualified to vote on a millage increase. However only tax payers can vote on a bond issue", also only registration districts can legally do so (this should be such a district) although both involve funds and taxes, which is not consistent. The reply is that everyone pays sales taxes of which a portion is returned to the schools, and non property owners are eligible to vote because they pay (Continued on Page 3) Board Accepts Resignation Of Teacher The Board of Education Monday night accepted "with regret" the resignation of a fourth-grade teacher, John Mc- Adams, an Adrian college graduate in his second year here. McAdams was released from his contract so that he could accept an offer from the Taylor township school system. His resignation is effective Friday. Children in the fourth-grade room will probably be taught by a substitute teacher until a replacement can be hired, School Superintendent Leo Jensen said. He said the board accepted McAdams' resignation because they couldn't at the present time promise what his future would be, here." McAdams was offered a starting salary of $5,500 in Taylor township with a yearly increase .of §350 plus $10 increase per credit hour of study over a bachelor's degree. He holds a BA in elementary education from Adrian college. "~ In his letter of resignation, McAdams said, "the writer feels that it has been a privilege and a pleasure working in your community". In other action Monday, the Saline board approved for gen- eral distribution a brochure prepared from material presented by a committee of members, Mrs. Robert Tefft, Dean Burkhardt, Lauren Wild, and Gerald Coe. 4 Budgets | Compared; Salaries Cited Ways and means by which the school brochure might reach every rural resident were discussed at a meeting Saturday at the American Legion. The conclusion: Jaycees and Kiwanians would underwrite the cost of mailing; women volunteers would address the sheets. Studying school district and postal maps, above, are (seated, left to right) Don Ford, Mrs. Rudenz Douthat, George Newton; and (standing) Herman Radloff, Doug El- fring, Dave Cobb, Charles Lamberson and G. Merritt Martin. United Fund Drive to Open In October The kick-off banquet for the annual Saline area United Fund drive has been tentatively set for Tuesday, October 23, with Dan Lirones as banquet chairman. Meanwhile, the United Fund's^ budget committee this week began a series ^ofe-meetings with. _ representatives of particapatirig"',^ii^,^^|^^*^*^'~';:.' A---- •■ « organizations or those wishing I ROTt WHarQeS to participate. The budget com- A^10-page school brochure, containing salary schedules, costs and millages, and four comparative budgets, went into general circulation today. Rural residents of the school districts will receive them in the mail, with the mailing cost underwritten by the Kiwanis .club of Saline and Jaycees. In the city, the brochures will go door-to-door in the hands of approximately 150 women volunteers. Stapling and. addressing- of the brochures was also done by women volunteers, who put in as much as six hours apiece on the job. In the wake of the brochures, petitions asking for a new mill- age vote also appeared Wednes- " day. JAYSHEES PLAN PICNIC During the weekj three meet- A family picnic, planned by ings relative to the school situ- the Jaycees Auxiliary, will be- ation were held: gin at 3 p.m. Sunday at Curtiss More than 400 women atten'd- Park, with food provided by the ed a coneiave at the Elementary Auxiliary and games and prizes School Friday night, at which for children. y^^. Bess Tefft, president of Mrs. Earl Feldkamp and Mrs. Don McKenzie are co-chairmen, with Mrs. John Klein and Mrs. Charles Lamberson. Two Men rraigne on .*!*<. mittee, headed by Dean Burkhardt, includes Erwin Schmid, Howard Hill, and David Gordon. E. R. Richards is president of the UF board. Section chairmen for the coming drive were announced this the Board of Education, was the speaker. Mrs. Robert Merchant also spoke briefly. The women assembled after a telephone brigade worked all day Friday. Jaycees met Saturday with Mrs. Rudenz Douthat to plan the rural mailing of the school material. ./.Saline .Board of Education met Monday evening ""aft the High School to approve the brochure. No member of the pub- (More Mailbag on Page 4) ROTARIANS WILL VIEW AWARD WINNING FILM The Saline Rotary Club will meet Thursday noon at St. Paul's Church. Aubert Lava- stida, of the University of Michigan Audio Visual Aid department, will show the award film "Michigan Band Day Highlights", which he produced and edited. Program chairman for Thursday's meeting is Howard Johnson. New ASC Area Committee Elected Results of the election of ASC community committeemen for Washtenaw county were released today by Max M. Kalm- bach, chairman, Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Committee. The election was held by mail and ballots were tabulated publicly by the ASC county committee in Room 1 of the Washtenaw County Building on September 21. 3506 ballots were issued ~ 1052 ballots were cast. Results locally include: Lodi township: Wilber t Schaible, chairman; Harold Drake, vice chairman; Walter Lindemann. Pittsfield township: Edward Lavender, chairman; Donald Wiedman, vice chairman; Robert Morton. Bridgewater township: H i- ram Martin, chairman; Norman Randall, vice chairman; Leonard Dayss. Saline township: Raymond Girbach, chairman; Micah Robison, vice chairman; Arthur Lutz. York township: Maynard Bird, chairman; Russell Wanty, vice chairman; George Day. Two men were arrested by Saline police Sunday, less than lie attended, four hours after a $900 robbery The four comparative budgets was discovered at the Country in the brochure include the ac- Market. tual budget of last year (1961- The men, an employee and a 1962); the original budget in- part-time employee of the mar- tended for this year, now out ket, are Phillip Yoder, 29, of the window after the voters' re- 2443 Textile Road, Pittsfield jection of the requested 3.85 week by Herman Merte, drive township; and Richard Akan, mills; an austerity budget chairman, and Regis Wolfinger, 23, of Ypsilanti. Police said they showing how operations for co-chairman: admitted the theft. 1962-63 can be curtailed to keep In the city, northeast section, Both waived examination in disbursements within receipts Mrs. Don Leidheiser; southeast arraignment on breaking and if no further millage is voted; section, Mrs. Donald Rapp; entering charges Monday morn- and a new proposed budget southwest section, the Business ing in Municipal Court in Ann which could go into operation and Professional Women's club; Arbor and their appearance in if another millage request and northwest section, Gordon Circuit Court was set for 2 p.m. should be approved. Esch. . Friday. A new election must, by lav/, Rural section chairmen in- The theft, discovered when be held either 30 days before elude, in the northwest section, employees opened the store ab- or 30 days after a general elec- Mrs. Lee Robison; southeast out 10 a.m. Sunday, included tion, or on the same day as section, Mrs. Kenneth Limberg; $861.59 in cash, about $70 the general one. Thus a new worth of gift stamps, and two millage vote must be- held by hams. Police said the men gain- Friday, October 5, if it is not ed entry by breaking a padlock to conflict with the general eland prying open a back door. ection or wait until December 6. Bond was set at $1000 for The public is urged to attend William Meister; service clubs, both men; Yoder was released the general meeting on the mat- Regis Wolfinger; and building on bond and Akan was remand- ter, at 8 p.m, Friday at the trades, Ted Braun. ed to the county jail. High School. southwest section, Donald Church; northwest section, Eugene Grant. Businesses will be canvassed by Robert Estes; industries, Twins Die at 81, One Day Apart FIREMEN PUT OUT KITCHEN BLAZE The Saline Fire Department was called out Tuesday morning to extinguish a kitchen fire at 469 Hollywood Dr., when a waste basket caught fire scorching the kitchen walls and burning curt.ains: at a window. Twin sisters, Mrs. Mabel Harriet Begole, of York township, and Miss Maud Celia Carpenter, of Ypsilanti, died within one day of each other this week, at the age of 81. Mrs. Begole, of 1120 Jewell Rd., died Sunday morning at the Whitehall Convalescent Home in Pittsfield township. Miss Carpenter died Monday, at her home at 203 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti. The twins were born September 11, 1881, daughters of New- land and Eudora Smith Carpenter. They had lived all their lives in the area. On February 19, 1902, Mabel married Delancey Begole,. in Pittsfield township. The couple lived in Pittsfield township and in Ann Arbor before moving to York township in 1928, where they owned and operated a dairy farm business. Mrs. Begole was a member of the Stony Creek Methodist Church and of its Women's Society of Christian Service. She was also a member of the Begole Farm Bureau group. Mrs. Begole is survived by a son, Newland Begole of Milan; three daughters, Mrs. George (Eudora) Wood of New Briton, Conn., Mrs. Howard (Gertrude) Kern of Ann Arbor, and Mrs. Harold (Arabella) Faust of Milan; 11 grandchildren including another set of twins, Jean and Joan, daughters of Newland Begole; and 11 great grandchildren. Miss Carpenter is survived by her nieces and nephews and several cousins. Miss Carpenter had been employed, at the Ypsilanti Post Office for 42 years, retiring July 1, 1942. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Ypsilanti, the Ypsilanti Business* and Professional Women's Club, the Degree of Honor and the Pittsfield Ladies Aid Society. Funeral services for Mrs. Begole were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Stevens and Bush Funeral Home in Milan, the Rev. William F. Frayer officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery, Saline. Memorial contributions may be made to the Stony Creek Methodist Church building fund. Services for Miss Carpenter will be at the Stevens and Bush Funeral Home in Ypsilanti at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Robert Paul Ward will officiate and burial will be in Highland cemetery in Ypsilanti. TEACHERS TO MEET The first fall meeting of the Saline Teachers' club was held Wednesday afternoon at the High School. Miss Carol Burmeister is president.
|Title||1962-09-26; 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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