1963-10-23; Saline Reporter
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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 6 - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1963 The Saline Reporter 10c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR Special Election Scheduled i $380,000 Bond Issue City Council Monday night set December 30, 1963, as the date for a special election on a proposed $380,000 general obligation bond issue. The amount includes $230,000 for expansion of the city sewage system and treatment plant and §150,000 for extended water main's and new storage tower. . The city has applied for federal aid for part of the capital improvements program, which could pay up to $60,000 toward expansion of the treatment plant - but applications are still being processed, and recipients will not be notified until November 1. The $230,000 figure includes the amount needed to install services for Meha retirement village, north of the city, though Council has made no decision as to whether the city or the village would stand that cost. Meanwhile, Council Monday received requests for extension of sanitary sewer and water lines further out W. Michigan avenue, and water line out E. Michgan avenue, for new buildings under construction in both locations. Both requests were tabled until the November 4 meeting. Council also took action to increase water rates for outside- city users to three times the normal city rates, effective January 1. Council also adopted a resolution requiring the developer of Crestwood Knolls subdivisions 1 and 2 to complete unfinished work or post bond for it, before any further occupancy permits are issued. The work includes extension of three storm drains, installations of some sidewalk on one side of" a street, and support for sidewalks on a steep bank to prevent erosion. Negative Rabies Test Relieves 2 Families A negative report from Lansing, after a rabies test on a cat, relieved families of two Saline children who had been; bitten by the animal. John Reid, 13, of 103 Russell St., and Michael Rogers, 12, of 225 Monroe, both received bites when they tried to catch' the. stray black and white kitten earlier this week ... it was the Reid boy who finally coralled it, and it was sent to the Animal Shelter, where it died from unknown causes. Another, similar kitten was also caught and caged for observation. Saline Hospital Completes Payment of $80,000 Debt Charter members of the Willing Workers club, Mrs. Glenn Gordon (left) and Mrs. Ernest Gilbert, beam over the club's 50th anniversary cake, in a celebration this week that marked half a century of "Doing Something for Somebody", the club's motto. Farm Bureau Recommends Flat Rate State Income Tax SACA Plans Meet For Candidates All five city council candidates have been invited to speak at a meeting of the Saline Area Civic association, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, at the Elementary School. The meeting is open to the public. The candidates have been asked to answer three specific questions in their talks: 1. Why are you running for office; 2. What do you feel you can contribute; and, 3. Are there any particular problems facing this community in which you are pespe- cially interested? Candidates for the three council seats to be filled at the November 5 election are L. Z. Still, James Knight, Hugh Keveling, Regis Wolfinger, and Kenneth Youngs. GRASS FIRE Saline Volunteer Firemen were called to the Karl Weavie residence at 7301 Weber Rd. at 11:35 a.m. Wednesday "when a grass fire spread to a woodpile near the Weavies' house. The fire was extinguished before any damage resulted. Saline Department Fights Two Fires While other surrounding communities were plagued by grass &es this week, Saline firemen were called out only twice, One call, Friday afternoon, was taken for the Milan department, which was fighting another fire at the time. Saline firemen raced to a barn fire on S- Ri(Jge road, near the corner °f Lenawee and Monroe counties. A barn and shed were already in full flame before they arrived, but a nearby building |yas saved. A grass fire along l"e road may have set the barn ablaze, firemen said. p!e second call, Monday ev- *ni"g, was to Five Points Res- -urant, where an overheated water heater had set fire to a Partition, firemen said. Damage Was slight, mostly from smoke. More than 200 members T>f Washtenaw county Farm Bureau, at their annual meeting this week, approved resolutions calling for a flat rate income tax, but opposing federal aid to education and a federal "Medicare" program tied to Social Security. They tabled a suggestion for a study on the feasibility of a 12-month school year. The group also elected one direotor-at-large, Glenn A. Feldkamp, and affirmed three directors elected by townships: Armin Haeussler, Freedom; John Buss, Manchester; and Edgar Gyde, Jr., Northfield. Delegates to the state Farm Bureau meeting in Lansing, November 11-13, were named: delegates at large are Mrs. George Elliott, Frank Haggard, Harold Drake, Ferman Clements, Herman Howeisen, Walter Wright, and Mrs. Joseph Valeneich. • Those from townships are William Van Riper, E. J. Hopkins, C. F. Grimes, David Gordon, Reno Feldkamp, George Elliott, Paul Kleinschmidt, Theron Schnierle, Ormond Kapp, Clyde, Breinig, Armin Weidmeyer, Don Ruhlig, Andrew Luckhardt, Tom Carlton, Walter Sieloff, Don Wiedman, Walter •Breuniflger," Leonard Engel, John P. Cook, and Karl Theurer. Among resolutions approved by the group were: State Issues We oppose an open season on quail. We favor discontinuing the use of throw-away beer bottfes. We request a review of the Blue Cross Rates by MFB and ask for a study of the possibility of MFB providing hospital insurance coverage. We believe any fiscal reform in Michigan should: Repeal the business activities tax and the intangibles tax. Repeal' or significantly lower FIRE DANGER NOT ENDED, SAYS CHIEF The danger of grass fires, from explosively dry conditions, was not removed — or even alleviated - by the slight Satur- day rain, Fire Chief Harold Armbruster warned today. - No burning permits will be issued until the condition improves, he said. the personal property tax. Return a portion of the present sales tax to the counties on a per capita basis, to be used to (Continued on page 4) Bob Tefft to Head Farm Bureau Again Robert Tefft was elected chairman of Washtenaw county Farm Bureau, for the second consecutive term, at a reorganization meeting of the board at the Farm Bureau building Tuesday. Jay Hopkins, of Dexter, was named vice chairman; and Paul Kleinschmidt, Dexter, will serve as the third member of the executive committee. Retiring directors, new directors, and their wives were entertained. Manchester Girl Crowned Queen A Manchester girl, Susan Walker, was named "Miss Washtenaw Farm Bureau" at the organization's annual meeting this week, and a Saline girl, Janet Weber, was runner-up. Miss Walker will represent the county in competition for the title "Miss Michigan Farm Bureau" at the state meeting in Lansing, November 11 to 13. ' The names of the nine contestants were entered in the county contest by local Farm Bureau groups: besides the winners, Beverly Gall, Kay Gordon, Cynthia Klein, and Lydia Robison, of Saline; Jeannene Rowe, of Chelsea; Ann Ruhlig, Dexter; and Martha Lutchka, South Lyon. Farm Bureau Honors Ejnma Howeisen Mrs. 'Herman Howeisen, county Farm Bureau secretary who retired September 1, was honored in a surprise ceremony this week at the annual meeting of Washtenaw county Farm Bureau. Before her retirement she was associated with the Farm Bureau for 19 years. A ten-minute tribute in verse by Mrs. Robert Tefft reviewed Mrs. Howeisen's years with the organization, and she was presented with a cash purse donat- i3d by the various county Farm Bureau groups. Teachers Join \ MEA Drive For Tenure Local teachers and other residents are circulating petitions this week for a statewide tea- iher-tenure law. The Saline Teachers' club, a chapter of the Michigan Education association, has accepted a quota of 240 signatures; MEA hopes to collect 240,000 signatures in its statewide drive> petitioning the legislature to write a mandatory tenure law or amend the present law which provides for tenure only in school distircts which vote to accept it. The present law has been in effect since 1937; Ann Arbor voted for tenure in 1938. "MEA feels (that tenure provides a teacher with protection from arbitrary or unjustif'ed dismissal, and that this job security will improve teacher morale and encourage teachers to become more active in community affairs," Don .Jaeger, a local teacher, said this week. "It is the hope of 'this organization that teacher tenure will be one more step toward making teaching a better profession and making education more meaningful to the student and the community." Mandatory tenure is in operation in 27 states, covering 70 per cent of the teachers in the nation. While Saline school district does not have tenure, as such, it does have a system called "continuing contract" under which any teacher still employed here after a probationary period is automatically guaranteed a- contract for the following year . . . but that year, with notice, can become another probationary year. The two systems are similar in many respects. Tenure provides for a probationary period ot two or three years; Saline's is three years. Tenure provides a procedure for appeal and review of dismissal; local administration,- local board of education, and then the state tenure board. Only the last is unavailable under "continuing contract". Saline teachers are not unanimous in the belief that tenure is needed here . . . "but we do approve of bringing it to the attention of the legislature and the people," said one. If the legislature takes no action on the completed petitions within 40 days, the issue will be placed on ithe ballot. Disadvantages of the tenure system were cited by one Saline teacher: "First it is very difficult to determine a teacher's lifelong competency on the basis of two years' probation; and, second, when a teacher is older and less able, incompetency must be proved . . . which is sometimes difficult." Besides the probationary period, MEA lists other advantages of the tenure system which are identical to those of the continuing contract. Both "encourage greater care in the initial selec- ition of teachers . . . establish definite orderly procedures for dismissing a teacher who" has given inferior service . . . and provide for continued employment of teachers, after a successful probationary period, for (Continued on page 4) Auxiliary Sets Smorgasbord For Hospital The-Saline Community hospital Auxiliary's annual smorgasbord, to raise funds for needed hospital equipment, will be held at the Saline Elementary School on November 8. Several pieces of hospital equipment have been purchased in the past by the auxiliary from similar fund-raising projects. The smorgasbord will start at 6 p.m. and serving will continue until 8 p.m. Tickets for the event may be purchased from Auxiliary members: $1.50 donation for adults, 75c for children. Tickets will also be on sale at Wight Cleaners, Estes Pharmacy, and the SaUne Savings Bank, from Mrs. Waldo Gross. , In the past, the Auxiliary has held a card party in conjunction with the smorgasbord, but this year the card party will be at a later date, to be announced. Mrs. Robert Barnes, Auxili- ! ary president, has appointed the I following committees for the smorgasbord: chairman, Mrs. Paul Woods; co-chairman, Miss Sue Cameron; food chairmen, Mrs. Carl Moehn, Mrs. Sam Lambarth; dining room chairman, Mrs. Everett Wolfin; coffee chairman, Robert Anderson, hospital administrator; clean-up chairman, Mrs. Bert Rasmuson; ticket chairman, Mrs. WiUiam Brink; publicity chairman, Mrs. Robert Estes; and poster chairman, Miss Lola DeU. Members of the Saline Community Hospital board gleefully watch a debt go up in smoke as Ernest Girbach, president of the board, burns the note for $80,000 that dates from the hospital's construction. Other board members, left to right, are Carl Schrandt, Arthur Heininger, Leo Jensen, Carl Curtiss, and Hospital Administrator Ray Anderson. Committees confer on plans for the annual Hospital Auxiliary Smorgasbord, to raise funds for needed hospital equipment. Above, first row left to right, are Mrs. Arthur Heininger, Mrs. Carl Moehn, Mrs. Robert Barnes, and Mrs. Paul Woods. In second row are Mrs. Bert Rasmuson, Mrs. Mrs. William Brink, Mrs. Sam Lambarth, and Ray Anderson, hospital administrator. Hornets Shut Out Ypsi Roosevelt Dr. Gerigk Dr. Gerigk Named Chief Of Staff ■ Paul Gerigk, M.D., was named Chief of Staff of SaUne Community hospital, at an organization meeting of the medical staff for the coming year. Robert Hartman, M.D., of MUan, wiU serve as vice chief of staff, and Fulton Taylor, M.D., of Ypsilanti, wiU act as siscretary- treasurer. Committees for 1964 include the executive group, Dr. Gerigk, chairman, with Drs. Taylor, Rudenz Douthat, and Hartman; credentials, Dr. Taylor, • chairman, with Drs. Gerigk, Hartman, and Douthat; joint conference, Drs. Gerigk and Hart- man; medical records, Barry Breakey, M.D., chairman, with Drs. Richard Ferrington and Dennis Burke; and tissue, Henry Bryant, M.D., chairman, with Drs. Scott Woods and Patrick Doust. CHURCH GROUP PLANS COLLECTION FOR UNICEF Members of the Junior Youth FeUowship of the Federated Church wiU make a HaUoween coUection for U.NXC.E.F. on Thursday, October 31. They wiU make a door-to-door canvass of the city from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. by Hal Ceronsky The Hornets held on to their third place position in the Washtenaw Conference by winning their third straight conference game Friday night when they walked over Ypsilanti Roosevelt 26-0. SaUne's only conference loss was to Dexter. Fullback Dave DettUng scor- <3d the Hornets' first touchdown early in the game. After John Harvey had moved the ball into Roosevelt territory and Jim Griffin has secured a first down, DettUng received the baU from quarterback NeU StiU and sped into the end zone for a 34-yard TD; the Hornets failed to make good their extra point. Shortly after Dettling's taUy, Griffin scored SaUne's next six points when he literaUy crashed through the Roughriders' defense, leaving a path of faUen would-be taeklers in his wake. Halfback Steve MiUer and Dettling had set up Griffin's TD on a 71-yard drive. Saline's third touchdown was scored when Jim Wolfinger plucked a Roosevelt pass from the air and raced down the side line for a 65-yard touchdown. As one of the Roosevelt defensive players closed in on Wolfinger, Hornet John Harvey threw a weU-executed block on the defenseman to let Wolfinger go over the goal line unmolst- p3d. StUl converted the extra point, on a quarterback sneak, to make the half-time score 19-0. In .the fourth quarter, Gary Johnson scored a 20-yard TD for Saline's final taUy of the game; MiUer made the conversion by running the extra point for the Hornets. Both Dave Dettling and John Harvey played outstanding games for Saline, both on offense and defense. One of Harvey's exceptional offensive plays was receiving a pass from Still for a gain of 40 yards. Defensively, Harvey repeatedly broke through the Roughriders' line to throw them for sizeable losses. John Blinn was at his best in the Saline-Roosevelt contest — just as he is in every game. Coach Mike Rotunno says "that he fpaels BUnn is the most consistent player on the squad and plays always "at his best". The Hornets wiU mp3et Pinckney here this Friday and wiU close the season away from home on November 1 when they go to Chelsea to meet their old rivals of last year. JV's Collect 1st Win of Season Saline's junior varsity footbaU squad won its first game of the season last week when they trounced Pinckney 33-0. Coach Ed Dubats says his team has "improved greatly" since the opening game when they were beaten 18-0 by Clinton. His squad of 34 players (the largest for quite some time) has shown the most improvement in team effort and blocking, he says; if they can beat Roosevelt this week, he feels that he will be "satisfied" with their season. The JV's lost their second game, to Dundee by a close 7-6 score; they lost their third contest to Dexter to the tune of 19-0; and they were downed 12-7 by Manchester in their fourth game. Board Holds Ceremony to Burn Notes Saline Community hospital, which started life four years ago with an $80,000 debt, this week cleared the books — the notes were burned at a meeting of the board Tuesday evening. ' The hospital, which has confounded the experts by making ends meet at all, has been running in the black for the past two years — enough to aUow payments on the notes. Late pledges, stiU coming in slowly, also contributed to the $26,000 paid this year. So did other contributions and memorial funds. Said Ernest Girbach, president of the board: "This is reaUy wonderful, the greatest thing that's ever happened. It's pretty remarkable to get the debt paid off on a hospital that size. But a lot of people keep on contributing, down through the years. It's amazing how the money stiU comes in from all these sources, and we reaUy express our appreciation for such memorials and contributions." Present at the meeting besides Girbach were Art Heininger, vice president of the board; WiUiam Brink, Gerald Bahnmiller, Edwin Redies, Carl Curtiss, Leo Jensen, Stanton Roesch, Everett Esch, and Carl Schrandt, all board members; and Ray Anderson, hospital administrator. The hospital opened in May, 1959, after the community had pledged approximately $250,000 for the building and equipment. A great deal of equipment has been added since that time, some purchased by the hospital and much donated by the Hospital Auxiliary and individuals in the area. As of September 30, 1961, the hospital debt was $58,000. It operated in the black for the first time last year, and has continued to do so this year. The hospital now has 28 adult beds and 11 bassinets, a size that hospital experts say cannot be profitably operated if costs are kept within reason and comparable to other hospitals. But Saline Community hospital costs are in Une with, those of other hospitals in the area. "• The hospital is now running at about 90 per cent capacity in the medical-surgical wing, and about 70 per cent over-aU capacity, including the obstetrical wing. But because of the difficulties inherent in operation of such a small hospital, and because of the rapidly increasing occupancy (which grows with the community population), the hospital board this year announced plans for a $200,000 addition that would bring the bed total to 53 and add other needed faciUties. Since that time, the board has addi3d to the plans, a $20,000 space that would provide a large patients' solarium on one floor, and storage space below it . . . 1008 square feet on each level. The solarium was planned, Anderson said, because the pre-, sent smaU waiting room would be inadequate after the expansion; it seats only about six persons and often overflows now. Nor is there any place in the present building where recuperating patients jnay spend time outside their rooms though modern medical practice often emphasizes encouraging patients to become ambulatory as soon as possible. GROUP TO MEET The Lodi Plains Extension group wiU meet Monday, October 28, at the home of Mrs. Merle Simonton, 6135 Saline- Ann Arbor Rd.
|Title||1963-10-23; 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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