1962-11-07; Saline Reporter
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BULLDOGS DOWN STUBBORN HORNET: The pictures above provide an illustrated lecture on why Chelsea players are called "Bulldogs". In the first scene, Hornet Mike Johnson grabs a pass from Bill Davis, though two Bulldogs, Mike Kushmaul and Curt Farley, are snapping at his heels. In the last few minutes of the game, Johnson races for the goal that might have broken the tie. Bulldegs converge from all directions. In the last scene, Johnson drives forward for a full ten yards even carrying a passenger, who clung doggedly to bring the goal line. Saline, Chelsea Share Loop Crown Hornet down just short of the — Photos by lanny Robbins (See Story Below) The Saline Reporter VOLUME 15, NUMBER 8 - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1962 10c PER COPY — $3 PEE YEAR Dechert, Strohl, Johnson Win Council Seats HORNET STINGS BULLDOGS: This is why Salinians are called "Hornets". Above, Jim Griffin lights on a snapped pass from Bill Davis, and zips past Chelsea's Jack Howard. In the last panel, Mike Johnson moves in to block Bulldog Mike Schrader, springing Griffin for the first touchdown of a memorable game. — Photos by Lanny Robbins Both Injured Halfbacks Recovering; Gayle in Cast Two star halfbacks were reported recovering this week after injuries that hospitalized both during the rambunctious Saline-Chelsea title bout Friday. Saline's Hornet co-captain, Gayle Finkbeiner, underwent exploratory surgery Monday at St. Joseph Mercy hospital to determine the extent of his injury. The report: torn^ligaments and cartilage that will keep him in the hospital for the remainder of this wiaek, and in a cast for six or seven weeks more. • Gayle was carried off the field early in the game, sat on the bench for most of the first half, and was then taken to Saline Community hospital. He was transferred to St. Joseph hospital the same night. Chelsea halfback Dudley Holmes was taken to the Saline hospital in an ambulance after he was downed .b^ three Hornets during the second half. He reportedly suffered a brain concussion, was transferred to St. Joseph hospital and released Sunday morning. Before he left, he paid a sympathy visit to an- othp3r patient » Gayle Finkbeiner. Gayle, a senior, played very little of the last game of,his High School grid career. ; Hard-Fought Contest Ends In 19-19 Tie FINAL STANDINGS W L T SALINE 5 0 1 Chelsea ,_.. 5 0 1 Roosevelt 3 2 1 Dexter 2 2 2 U-High 2 3 1 Pinckney 15 0 Manchester .060 Saline's Hornets and Chelsea's Bulldogs this week shared a title that-both deserved. A 19-19 standoff Friday ended a game that included some of the bobbles and spotty playing to be expected of high school football — but was also marked by spirited determination and moments of brilliance that might have made university coaches weep with envy. The rough and tumble contest hospitalized two players, Saline's co-captain Gayle Finkbeiner and Chelsea's halfback Dudley Holmes. But none of the numerous penalties were for "dirty" play - only for exuberant "backfield in motion", or "off-side". Chelsea's fans could be thankful that two possible Hornet TD's were turned back, by penalty and interception of a pass. Saline fans gasped with relief as the time ran out in each half, before the Bulldogs were able to punch the ball across. But ~ discounting all the if's and maybe's — most spectators agreed that it shouldn't have ended any other way. Chelsea was able to post a 6-1-1 record for the season, and claim their third Washtenaw Conference football title. Saline's Hornets were able to chalk up the first undefeated football season in the school's history, as well as the school's first championship in the Washtenaw Conference. Hornet halfback Jim Griffin excelled himself — he set a new school scoring record, despite Chelsea's speedy defense, scoring all three Saline TD's and a single conversion. He also claimed a season's total of 17 TD's and eight extra* points, for 110 points. Saline started the game fast on the ground and got to the Chelsea 44 before Dick Leidheiser lost the ball on a fumble. Then the Hornet defense dug in and forced the Bulldogs to punt after moving only four yards in three downs. After the punt, the.Hornets moved quickly to the first score of the evening. Griffin caught Jack Howard's kick and reached the 18 before he was pulled down. Quarterback Bill Davis, on the opening play, fired a pass to end Mike Johnson for a gain to the Saline 40. On the next (Continue on Page 7) CITY TO BUY FILING SYSTEM FOR CEMETERY The purchase of a Remington Rand Kardex cemetery record system, for $427.30, was approved .Monday by Council. The decision to buy the system was made, Councilman George Johnson pointed out, because "we ought to get all; the cemetery records into shape before the old-timers are gone. It couldn't be done without their memories." Several older .persons have been helping the city with cemetery records, he said. Three Hurt In Accidents Near Here Three local young men received slight injuries in two separate accidents this week. Two of them, Hornet football squad member Dick Leidheiser and the team's co-captain Wes Armbruster, were treated at Ridgewood Osteopathic hospital for neck and back injuries after the car in which they were riding was struck from the rear Saturday afternoon on Macon road. (Editor's note: The other Hornet co-captain was in another hospital; see story "Two Injured Halfbacks" below. Fortunately, the season was over.) Leidheiser and Armbruster were passengers in a car driven by David Seeger, also a Hornet player, who had slowed to offer aid to a strandtad motorist. The Seeger vehicle was hit by a, car driven by Ralph Smith, of Jordan road, police said. Injured in another accident was Stanley P. Kind, 20, of 12880 Jordan Rd., who was treated at Saline Community hospital for face lacerations and bruises Thursday evening. Sheriff's deputies said Kind's late-model compact car was moving at an estimated 75 miles per hour when it went out of control and smashed into a tree. The car was a total wreck. City Doesn't Qualify for Federal Aid Saline's application for federal aid, for expansion of the sewage treatment plant, "did not attain a position of priority high enough to qualify", the city was notified this week. The expansion has been estimated to cost $180,000. The application was made through the state Water Resources Commission. But Saline's request was 15th on the priority list and the "whole allocation for Michigan for this year was used up before they got to us," Councilman George Johnson reported Monday. Said Johnson, at Monday's council meeting, "The indications are we won't even get a grant next year unless we're under court order by that time, or another community fails to fulfill the requirements — and that's an outside chance." Preliminary engineering studies are underway to expand the sewage treatment plant to serve a population of 6,000. Said Johnson: "The engineer feels we should go ahead, and I would recommend that we should continue as if we had received the grant. That way there would be no lost time if we should get it by some chance." COUNCIL TO STUDY TAP-IN CHARGES Mayor pro tem George Johnson Monday appointed a committee of councilmen to study a possible increase in sewer and water tap-in charges and report at the regular November 19 meeting. Councilmen Donald McKenzie, George Anderson, and Johnson will make the study. Revised Charter Approved In Heavy Election Turnout PAST MATRONS' CLUB PLANS INITIATION The Past Matrons' dub of Saline Chapter 311, O.E.S., will hold a meeting and initiation on Monday, Novembiar 12, at the home of Mrs. Robert Towner, 13740 Ridgewood Drive, Plymouth. The birthdays of' Mrs. E. D. Wolfin, Mrs. Anna Mann and Mrs. Doris Burmeister will be observed. HUNTERS GET MOOSE Roy Steele and Duane Westphal recently, returned from a hunting trip to Canada with a big moose loaded into the back of their pick-up truck, proving their trip a success. Contest Still Wide Open At press time, the annual "First Snow" contest was still wide open, with 45 entries already in and more arriving in every mail. It will remain open until two inches of snow fall on main street — and remain thiare for three minutes. But the winning entry must be in 24 hours before that happens. Entries have poured in from subscribers everywhere — including two in Florida who will have to take our word for snowfall since they won't see any themselves. Prizes include $25 from The Saline Reporter, and other sponsors include: The Saline Mercantile Co., Community Ford Sales, Gross Farm Equipment, Dancer's Department Store, Graf Gulf Service, Walker's Bakery, Walker's Five Cent and Dollar Store, Dee Jay Drive In, Wights' Cleaners, and Bridgewater Lumber Co. Also sponsoring the contest are Siefker's Drake Service, the Saline Lumber Co., Dubl-E Coin Laundry, Estes Rexall Pharmacy, Harry's Standard Service, Westside Hardware, the Saline Savings Bank* Don M. Ford Oil Co., and Schmid's Market. Driver Killed When Auto- Hits Train Frederick Paul Bernhardt, 31, a resident of Saline and a Clinton school teacher, was killed instantly Thursday night when his car crashed into the side of a moving freight train near Plymouth. Bernhardt, who moved to 458 Hollywood Drive last Novem- ber, taught special education classes in Clinton. He had also taught school in Ypsilanti, Howell, Pinckney, and - two years ago - in San Diego. Witnesses to the accident said that Bernhardt passed three cars which had halted at the C. & O. Railroad crossing to wait for the train to pass, and smashed through a gate and into the 80-car train at an estimated 50 miles per hour. The crossing was marked by a flashing warning signal. Bernhardt graduated from Northville High School in 1950, as valedictorian of his class. He attended the University of Michigan and graduated in . 1957 from Eastern Michigan university. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Northville, and the Saline Jaycees. Surviving are the widow, Barbara; three sons, Tom, 6, Eric, 5, and Kurt, 1, all of Ypsilanti; a brother, Thomas C, Detroit; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Bernhardt of Northville. Funeral services were held from the Casterline Funeral Home in Northville, Monday. FREE-LO EXTENSION MEETING ANNOUNCED The Free-Lo Extension club will meet at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at the home of Mrs. Simon Girbach on Pleasant Lake Rd. Members are asked to note that the meeting is being held one week ahead of its usual date. City voters, in a heavy turnout Tuesday, elected two newcomers to Council seats — Donald Dechert and Robert Strohl ~ and retained an incumbent, George Johnson. They also approved the revised city charter with 397 "yes" votes to 143 "no". They voted more than three to one Republican on state and county tickets, favoring George Romney for governor over John ■■ Swainson. 779 to/245.- ; - For Supreme Court Justice, Saline voters chose Michael O'Hara over Paul Adams; Louis D. McGregor and Otis M. Smith were tied. The proposed amendment to the state constitution passed here with 397 "yes" Area United Fund Reaches 15 Percent At the end of its second week, the Saline area United Fund drive has reached 15 per cent of its goal, Herman Merte, drive chairman, announced today. Contributions so far reported amount to $1,675. The 1962-63 goal is $11,209. The reported amount includes $1,117 from residential solicitation, Merte said, and $68 from Elementary School personnel. Also represented in the sum are one business contribution . — $360 from the Saline Savings Bank ~ and one service club gift - $130 from the Kiwanis' club of Saline. The residential contribution represents approximately one- quarter of the total amount received from that source last year, Merte said. "If we are to meet our goal, the remaining 85 per cent of our funds must be raised during the next two weeks of the drive," he added. The increased goal this year includes a 14 per cent larger total for local organizations, though out-of-area groups were reduced in the budget. Saline area residents who work elsewhere are reminded that thiair contributions at work will be sent home only if they so specify when they make the donation. votes to 143 "no", even though — before the election — not one voter in 1000 knew what it was about, and some apparently believed they were voting on the- state's proposed new constitution. For Council seats, incumbent Glenn Clark was defeated in his bid for a second term. He collected 506 votes, as compared with Dechert's 579, Johnson's 607, and Strohl's 588. Mayor Jack Bennett was unopposed on, the ticket. The city's voter turnout far surpassed that in 1958, but didn't quite match the 1960 presidential election, when 1,128 persons voted, 85 per cent of those registered. This year, 1,026 voted (41 by absentee ballot, an all-time high). They constituted 73.3 per cent of those registered. The surrounding townships favored Republican state and county slates. All of them favored O'Hara and Smith for Supreme Court Justices, and York voted "yes" on the state referendum ballot. Lodi and Saline townships rejected it. Voters in Saline township also rejected liquor by the glass, 157 "yes" to 163 "no". The proposition has been defeated there, several times before. Citizens Bank Buys Adjacent Property The Citizens Bank has purchased the adjacent property now occupied by the Saline Hotel restaurant, H. W. Kuebler, cashier of the bank, announced today. The property was purchased for future expansion of the bank "reasonably soon", Kuebler said. No building plans have been completed, however. The present restaurant building will be razed, but no decision has been made as to the present bank building, he said. The time when the expansion will be undertaken is "indefinite". HOSPITALIZED Under medical treatment at Saline Community Hospital this week are Albert Heininger, of Warner Rd., and Mrs. Lavere Doan; of Judd Rd. ELEMENTARY PARENTS WILL MEET MONDAY There will be a meeting of the Elementary School Parents' Association at 8 pjn. Monday, November 12, at the school There will be a panel discussion by teachers and the sub- ji3Ct of additional help for playground supervision will be die* cussed. . . SALINE WOMAN'S CLUB PLANS GUEST NIGHT The Saline Woman's club will hold a Guest Night dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, at the Federated Church. A travelog will be presented by Miss Ada Inglis. The evening's program is under the charge of the education department, of which Mrs. Lena Davenport is ch.airm.an. GUEST SPEAKER The Rev. John Amrozowlez, of Milan, will be guest speaker at Sunday worship services at the Assembly of God Church this week.
|Title||1962-11-07; 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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