1964-01-08; Saline Reporter
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The Saline Reporter VOLUME 15, NUMBER 17 - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1964 Bloodmobile To be Here Next Week The Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit Saline Thursday, January 16, to replenish supplies on which there has been a heavy drain since the last visit in August. Saline area Blood Bank has furnished 45 pints, free of charge, to Saline area residents since the Bloodmobile's last visit. Only 69 pints were donated at that time, although there was some on hand. The bank now stands at 31 pints — to supply a community whose need averages more than 70 pints a year. Two recent recipients of blood from the local bank were Mrs. Melvin Hartman, 11 pints after surgery in late November, and Mrs. Karl Lutz, six pints for surgery Monday. Any Saline area resident in need of blood may draw from the local bank without charge. The Blood Bank will be open next week at the Intermediate School, from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 pjn. No blood is ever taken unless a doctor is present; Dr. Gordon J. Prout, Dr. Rudenz Douthat or Dr. D. E. Garrison, and Dr. Paul Ger- igk have volunteered their services. With the exception of the Bloodmobile staff, all persons working at the Blood Bank are local volunteers, including canteen assistants, aides, and registered nurses. Mrs. George Austin and Mrs. Edwin Hering are co-chairmen of the project. The evening meal for the Bloodmobile staff will be prepared by the ladies of St. John's Lutheran Church, and refreshments for donors will be provided by the Rotary Club of Saline. Donors who have given blood in the past are urged to bring their blood donor cards. /l*~ 10c PER COPY — $3 FES E24JS New Councilmen Named To Commissioner Positions City Officials Unanimously Re-appointed Benefit Events Scheduled For f64 Dimes Campaign Winter social center of Saline for young people, and frequently for their elders as well, is the huge skating rink on Henne Field (above), which draws hoards of well-muffled skaters when the weather is cold. To ward off frostbite and chilblains, there's the warming shed (bottom picture) which can contain more youngsters in less space than any other building in town. United Fund Board Elects New Members With five new members, the reorganized Saline area United Fund board will meet Monday, January 20, for election of officers. Recently elected members are Mrs. Robert Merchant, Mrs. Donald Leidheiser, Alphonse Burger, Alton Ealy and James Lev- leit, replacing those whose terms have expired: David Gordon, Douglas Schuur, Mrs. Warren Rentschler, William Delhey, and Robert Estes. The organization meeting is scheduled at 8:30 p.m. at the home of Regis Wolfinger, 368 Mills Rd. Wolfinger served as chairman of the 1963 United Fund Drive. Boy Injured When Gun Jams James Malocha, 16, of 6180 Campbell Rd., was treated at Saline Community Hospital on Sunday for a gunshot wound in the left forefinger. He told police he received the wound when his .22 calibre rifle fired as he was trying to clear it after it jammed. In Spite of Thaw: Kids Find Diversity Of Winter Activities State Accepts Raisin River Applications The Raisin River applications for watershed assistance under Congressional Act No. 566 have been accepted by the state Soil Conservation Committee, Harold Easton, president of the. River Raisin Watershed Association, announced this week. Before final approval can be granted, a public hearing must be conducted in the area under consideration; one has he en scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Friday, -t the Tecumseh Community Center. A successful hearing is de- Pendent upon representation from all areas of the watershed, Easton said, "and it is imperative that all sponsoring organ- nations attend, to support and ^lain their sponsorship." Washtenaw County and Sa- ^e Township are .among the sponsors, and Saline City Coun- cil approved a resolution of sponsorship at Monday night's Meeting. _ Portions of other watersheds * Michigan have been improved under Act 566, but the Rai- fm River is the first watershed Y1 the state to be considered in Jts entirety for such assistance. Youth Jailed On Drunken Driving Count A 17-year-old Saline youth was sentenced to 10 days in jail, to be served on weekends, in Justice of the Peace Court here Thursday after he was found guilty on a drunken driving charge. The driver, Larry Dean Gale, of 1295 Bemis Rd., was arrested shortly after 9 p.m. on New Year's Eve after a four-car crash in Bridgewater, in which a 15-year-old Milan girl was injured. The girl, a passenger in the Gale ear, was Sherrie Murray, of 1516 Mooreville Rd. She was treated at Saline Community Hospital for cuts and bruises suffered when the car narrowly missed striking a group of pedestrians and "crashed into a group of cars parked at St. John's Lutheran Church. Sheriff's deputies* said Gale apparently lost control of his car as he was driving west on Austin Rd. toward the Bridge- water community. The vehicle skidded 375"feet before the impact. The Gale car was totally ■damaged, and the automobiles it hit were extensively damaged. . . The weekend sentence will allow Gale to continue to attend school. HOBBY CLUB TO MEET A meeting of the Saline Hobby Club will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 14, at the home of Mrs. Ruben Finkbein- er. Members are asked to note time change. KIWANIS MEETING Members of the Saline Kiwanis Club will meet for their regular weekly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 13, at Walker's Bakery. Club president E. R. Richards wilf present the organization's plans for the new year. by Hal Ceronsky The skating rink at Henne Field is Saline's "social center" during the winter months, and — until the recent warm spell brought ice skating to an abrupt halt — activity there has been in full swing for the past few weeks. Everyone from the three- year-old beginner to the old pro, from the graceful figure skater to the battered hockey player, meets at the rink week-days after school and every Saturday and Sunday. With the weather near the zero mark, the fieldhouse — equipped with a stove ~ was in wide use. A variety of excuses were used to go into the building, such as tightening skates or having to meet someone there at a certain time. It seems at times that many of the younger skaters spend more time in the shelter than on the ice. Hockey games, with all the thrills and hard checking of professional play, may be watched by spectators almost any afternoon when the ice is in condition. A couple of years ago, the city recreation committee purchased helmets and goalie pads for the protection of the young players. Although Saline hasn't as yet formed a hockey league of its own, a number of local boys — including Jim Griffin, Al and Rob Hartman, Steve Miller, Bruce Niethammer, Russ Michalke and Steve Ormsby — played in the Ann Arbor league last year. This year Saline's Key Club is supervising the fieldhouse and the cleaning of the ice, while making the ice is handled by volunteers. SKI CLUB LAUNCHED The warmer weather this week slowed, but didn't stop, a newly organized group of beginning skiers. Seventeen Saline High School students nearly missed their first chance to go skiing at Irish Hills Monday afternoon because of the thaw. However, the "Hills" put their snow machine into action making it possible for the beginners to have their first try at the sport. Members of the club, which is not a school function but is open to students, will ski every Monday for six weeks, with lessons provided at each session. A larger turn-out is expected for next week's meet. In spite of the slopes being in less than good condition, the youngsters did all right and had made a good bit of progress by the end of their first lesson. Said one instructor, "If those kids could do as well as they did on this stuff, they shouldn't have any trouble at all next time!" High School teachers Dennis Baab and Taylor Jacobsen are serving as sponsors of the club. TRAPPERS SHOW PROFIT Still another winter activity gaining interest among Saline's younger set is trapping — an activity that combines recreation with a bit of profit. Two of the more successful young trappers are John Emery and his partner, Dennis Green. After two years of trapping, Emery joined with Green this year to bag a total of 47 muskrats, eight racoons, and five mink from the 80 traps they had set out. Emery, a high school senior, got his experience trapping with his fattier when he was "younger". Charlie Burg, who is a veteran of four years with a trap- line, has had a good season — he's netted 35 muskrats and three coons with his 15 traps and last week bagged a fox. Three - year - veteran Doug Houghton reports a "rather slow season", getting only a half dozen muskrats from his 30 traps. Another pa|r of trappers have, so far this year, caught 14 muskrats on 15 traps they have out. All of the boys sell the pelts to a Manchester area man, who in turn sells them to furriers. A calendar of activities for the 1964 New March of Dimes campaign was announced this week by Mrs. William Lawrence, Saline area chairman of the drive. Members of the Saline committee attended the kick-off dinner of the county campaign, Wednesday, at the Moose Lodge in Ann Arbor. Mrs. Charles Rayburn is county chairman. In Saline, a series of benefit bridge parties and coffee hours began Wednesday, and the committee is seeking other hostes- Small Girl May be 'Miss 1964* Unless another contest entry is filed this week, showing an earlier birth date, Lorraine Anne Renkiewics will be declared Saline's first baby of the new year, "Miss 1964". Loraaine Anne is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Renkiewicz, of 10075 W. Michigan Ave., Saline. She was born at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, at Saline Community Hospital. Since the rules specify that the area's official First Baby may be born anywhere," providing the parents reside in Saline Area School District, the eon- test must be kept open until it is certain that no entries will come from out of town hospitals. Judges will announce a final decision next week. The new baby's father is a wire inspector employed by the Hoskins Manufacturing Co., in Detroit; her mother, Emma, is a licensed practical nurse. The couple were married September 2, 1961, in Albuquerque, N. Mex., where both were in the Army ... he served two years, she served 16 months, put they like civilian life much better; "That's no life for a woman," says Emma. In July, 1962, .they came to Saline from New Mexico in a house trailer, in which they still live, next to the home of Richard's brother, Michael. They have no other children. As "Miss 1964", Lorraine Anne (and her (parents) will receive gifts from many Saline area merchants, including Estes Rexall Pharmacy, Dubl-E Laundry, Westside Hardware, Lodi Greenhouse, The Saline Reporter, Schmid's Foods, Harry's Standard Service, Herman Radloff for Wilson Dairy Products, and the 'Saline Mercantile Co. Others are El-Rad's Drive In, Realtor Waldo Gross, the Saline Savings Bank, Lodi Hardware, Walker's Dollar Store, Vescio Country Market, Dancer's Department Store, the Cut & Curl Beauty Shop, and Walkers' Bakery. ses for neighborhood card parties, coffee hours and teas for the March of Dimes. Anyone willing to give such benefit parties is asked to call Mrs. Jerome Lamb, chairman for special events, at 429-7100. Other dates scheduled include the beginning of the annual bowling tournament, January 12; an OES-sponsored benefit card party, January 25; and the annual Mothers' March, January 28. Mrs. Harold Wilson and Mrs. Fred Korte, members of the Saline Child Study Club, are co- chairmen of the Saline Mothers' March, assisted by Mrs. Neil Haarer and Mrs. William Meis- ter, Jr., members of the Junior Child Study Club. Rural mothers will make their calls over a week's period. They include Mrs. James Carman, Saline Township; Mrs. Chester Flezar, Augusta; Mrs. Richard Wanty, York; Mrs. Donald Mcintosh, Bridgewater; and Mrs. Walter Gutekunst, Jr., Pittsfield. Other members of the Saline area committee are Mrs. Robert Heiserman, Mrs. Robert Muller, Mrs. Milton Hartman, Mrs. Herman Radloff, Mrs. Robert Stevens, and Mrs. Paul Woods. ELDER STATESMEN ATTEND COUNCIL MEET A contingent of Saline's "elder statesmen" attended the first meeting of "tire city's new council, Monday night at City Hall. They included almost an entire former council: a former mayor, Henry Leutheuser; John Buck; Charles Kern; and Everett Wolf in, also a former mayor. Another former councilman, though not contemporary with the roster above, was George Anderson, whose term expired December 31. Jaycees Seek 'Distinguished Young Man' Saline Jaycees this week launched their annual search for the community's "Most Distinguished Young Man of tlie Year", who will be honored at the club's Bosses' Night Banquet, January 22. The award is made on the basis of leadership ability, contributions to the general community welfare, and evidence of personal or business progress during the preceding year. The winner must be between the ages of 21 and 35, but he need not be a Jaycee. Nominations from the public will be accepted for consideration by the judges, and a nomination blank will be found in this issue of The Reporter. Nominations must be sent no later than Saturday, January 18, to Jameson Ford, 56 Tower Dr., Jaycee chairman of the project. The honor has been awarded by Jaycees here for many years (although no awards were made between 1956 and 1961). Among those cited have been Robert Russell, Dr. Rudenz Dou- that, Art Moehn, Charles Jac- quith, Bill Brittain, Gerald Coe, Erwin Schmid, Russell Hughes, Mike Strait, Bob Harrison, Art Katterjohn, and Bob Klueter. Mrs. Lawrence HALF-DAY SESSIONS SET Saline schools will convene for half-day sessions only, during the midterm period, January 21, 22 and 23, and there will be no school on Friday, January 24. '64 LICENSE PLATES TO BE SOLD HERE This year's automobile license plates will be on sale in Saline on Saturday, January 18, and Saturday, January 25, from 1:30 to. 4 p.m. at Elmer Steeb and Sons Dodge agency on W. Michigan Ave. Members of the new City Council, in the organization's first meeting Monday, were appointed by Mayor Jack Bennett to commissioner posts, and all other city officials were unanimously re-appointed, by the Council. Three of the councilmen are new to public office: James Knight, Sr., an accountant, who will serve as commissioner of budget and finance; Leonard Z. Still, local businessman and former city employee, to act as building commissioner; and Hugh Keveling, retired pharmacist, who will serve as police and fire commissioner. Other commissioners are Donald Dechert, streets; Robert Strohl, public utilities; and George Johnson, planning. Johnson was also re-elected mayor pro tern. Re-appointed were: E. J. Muir, clerk-treasurer; Robert Harrison, assessor; Elwin Strait, city superintendent; James Levleit, chief of police; Harold Armbruster, fire chief; Constance Hertler, deputy clerk; Dr. Rudenz Douthat, health officer; and Allan Grossman, city attorney. Henry Leutheuser and Robert Harrison were appointed to new terms as county supervisors, and two alternates were named, John Buck and Arthur Heinin- ger. In other action, Council adopted a new ordinance, number 171, on cemetery regulations, rates and a perpetual care fund. Council also accepted, a prepaid tap-in charge for lot 68 in assessors' plat number 2, on Russell St., from Edwin Hering, who said he intends to build a four-unit apartment building there in the near future. Construction will begin "in the summer, if everything goes well", Hering said. He also tendered a pre-paid tap-in charge for a 20-unit apartment building which he said he expects to build on six lots at the corner of Davenport and Detroit streets. The second tender was tabled after Councilman L. Z. Still suggested a check-up as to whether the sewer there was large enough to support a 20-unit building. Pan Americans Enroll Here ELEMENTARY PARENTS ASSOCIATION TO MEET A meeting of the Elementary School Parents Association is planned for Monday, January 13. The group will meet at 8 p.m. at the school. There will be a panel discussion on "What Did Wour Child Eat Today", followed by an open discussion period, at which time coffee will be served. Mrs. William Crim, Jr., is program chairman; Infant Just Misses Being "Mr. 1964" A husky infant born Monday at Saline Community Hospital was very nearly, but not quite, Saline's "Mr. 1964", 'the area's first baby of the year. Rules of the "First Baby" contest specify that the parents must live in the Saline Area School District. This child's home is just on the border between the Saline and Ann Arbor districts . . . and just on the other side. The haby is Marvin Paul Steeb, who . weigjhed seven pounds, two ounces at birth. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Steeb, of 3920 Ellsworth Rd. Two South American exchange students enrolled this week at Saline High School, throwing the student body into a tizzy of excitement and language mixtures. Both will be with their Saline area "families" until July. First to arrive was Enrique Estele, of Montevideo, Uruguay, to live with the Max Ross family and attend sophomore classes at Hie High School. Fifteen years old, he promptly demonstrated a fair command of English (after two years of study) and an exceptional talent for making himself "understood in any language. His host "brother", Ed Ross, has never studied Spanish, but finds four years of Latin a handy basis of communication. Both Spanish and- Latin students in his classes manage'to make themselves understood when English fails. Enrique, who has spent his summers on ranches at home, is not totally unfamiliar with the extensive farming operation at the Ross household. He is primarily interested in flying, and expects to get his pilot's license next year. Snow was a new experience to him; he was fascinated by a tobogan- ning jaunt on New Year's Day. The Albert Gall family received a guest just a day or so later . . . Ronaldo Amorim Vi- esa De Sousa, of Rio de Janiero, Brazil, who added one more language to the now-polyglot High School. His native tongue is Portuguese, which isn't taught here; fortunately, his English is good. ; Ronaldo, who observed his 15th birthday on January 2, is the son of a Colonel in the Brazilian Air Force; he has a brother, 10, and a sister, 6, at home. An apartment dweller until, now, he found both the northern snow and the operation of a farm brand new. Math is his best field, but he expects to improve his English here. He might — or, suggests Albert Gall, "he might acquire a lot of American slang instead." Exchange students and their Saline "brothers" meet at the High School, where all four are students. Left to right are Freddie Gall; his guest, Ronaldo Sousa; Enrioiie Es- tela; and Ms host, Ed Ross.
|Title||1964-01-08; 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.|
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