1964-02-19; Saline Reporter
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The Saline VOLUME 14, NUMBER 23 ~ WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1964 10c PER COPY — §3 PER YEAR Construction Boom Gathers Steam School Salary PollCV TlCS Great Downtown Shuffle in Offing Saline this week is well along in an extensive building boom that got an early start in unusually warm winter months, and promises to continue into one of the biggest construction sprees in the city's history. The end, probably several years away, will find the entire downtown area altered in appearance, with long-established institutions occupying new addresses, or new buildings at the same addresses. Newest addition to the construction roster is Saline Public Library, where plans contributed by Howard Kuhl, designer, call for a new mezzanine wide enough for a table and chairs; a wider staircase, more shelf space, more floor space, and new lighting. Construction ©rnets Top anchester, tockbridge by Hal Ceronsky The Hornets brushed off the Manchester Dutchmen 68-57 last Friday night behind the high scoring of junior Al Hartman. It was a good night for Hornet scoring — nearly all of their cagemen were able to make points. Hartman led his team with 19 points and Harold Ku- der came up with 11. Saline had a good night on the backboards, too, with 29 rebounds. Center Kuder nabbed 13 to boost the Hornets' control of the ban. Saline held a comfortable lead of 36-21 at the half, and lengthened it to 55-33 at the end of the third period. They scored 52 points on field goals to the Dutchmen's 36. As usual, the Hornets committed more than their share of fouls and Manchester went to the line for 42 shots. Saline attempted only 32 foul shots; both teams connected on 50 per cent of their free throws. The Hornet varsity c&gers lost the use of guard Gary Kind when he ran into the wall, after missing a pass, and broke his finger. Before the mishap, Kind had picked up seven points. Other scorers included Ron Callison with nine, Jim Feldkamp with eight, and Lawrny Steiner, who netted six points. Saline also downed Stock- bridge in a non-conference game played here Tuesday. The Panthers were beaten by the slim margin of six points. The final score was 56-50. The win was the result of outstanding team play by the Hornets. Jim Feldkamp led the scoring with 17 points and his alertness on defense led to many pass interceptions. Harold Kuder tallied 11 points; Ron Tucker got 10; and Jim Griffin chalked up seven points. Throughout the entire game Stockbridge stayed on the heels of the Hornets, the widest margin in the contest being only seven points. The Panthers tried desperately in the closing minutes to shorten the gap, but the Hornets' ball control held theni in check. Part of the difference and a deciding factor in the game was that Saline actually committed fewer fouls than the Panthers. The Saline squad committed 14 fouls and Stockbridge capitalized on eight of them, while Saline made 12 of their 24 free throws. With the improved team effort and concentration on making fewer fouls, the Hornets are looking forward to Friday when they will visit Ypsilanti Roosevelt for the second time this year. will begin in about two weeks. The firm of Braun and Finkbeiner has been chosen to do the job. Farthest along is the new Saline Savings Bank building, half a block east of the present location, which should be ready for occupancy about the end of April. It will provide much-expanded quarters and facilities, plus the area's first drive-in banking window. Don Butcher is the general contractor. Also close to completion, at the west edge of the city, is the new showroom, parts room, and service area at Ted's Service Station, expected to be finished "in four or five weeks", according to Ted Hill, owner. The new building will provide 6,500 square feet of floor space on the first story, about 2,500 on the second. At the opposite edge of the city, the new Leutheuser building is going up, to accommodate the restaurant that is now down town and still fondly referred to as the Saline Hotel . . . although the hotel part was torn down last year. The new restaurant will open sometime in the spring. Bridge- water Lumber Co. is the general contractor. Meanwhile, the present building is up for sale, to be moved from the W. Michigan Avenue location, which has been purchased by the Citizens Bank. This bank also has a new building in prospect; sketches have been prepared, but no final arrangements haye been decided upon. The appearance of the downtown area will also be radically changed, at least at night, by the new mercury vapor lights now being installed by the Detroit Edison Co. With plans completed, Saline Community Hospital is ready to begin a fund-raising drive for an addition, as soon as approval can be obtained from all the necessary state and local agencies. A new Saline Baptist Church is also in the near offing. Meanwhile, city officials continue to eye all potential vacancies, or downtown property that might become available, for a possible site for a new City Hall. Within a year, the downtown skyline will also include a new water storage tower, to be located on Henry St. Other discussion centers on the selection of a site for another elementary school, needed in 1965. Some downtown store fronts have stood vacant for several years, tied up by leases or estates . . . but they do not lack for bidders. Every rumor that they might become available stirs up would-be occupants. Pay Scale to Cost of Living Approaching completion is the new Saline Savings Bank building, above, into which the bank is expected to move about the end of April. Local Band Students Win Top Ratings Ten students from the Saline High School Band participated in the Senior High Solo Festival Saturday at Willow Run High School, and six received coveted "first division" ratings. Three received "second division" ratings, and one received a "third". Students receiving "first divisions" were: Katy Esch, Bob Austin, Barb Hehr, George Reynolds, Gay Wedemeyer, and Gary Johnson. "Seconds" went to Coby Livingstone, Liz Merchant, and Rob Merchant. "Third" was won by Gilda Wedemeyer. The District Junior High Solo Festival will be held, again at Willow Run High School, on Saturday, February 22, with Saline students participating: Janice Austin, Wendy Livingstone, and Beth Volz. Those receiving a "first" are eligible to go to the State Solo Festival, to be held in Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 21. PARENTS' GROUPS PLAN JOINT MEET The Intermediate Parents' Association will hold a joint meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the Intermediate School gymnasium. The Schools Advisory Council will provide tlie program, with coffee hour to follow. The Intermediate Parents' group, growing out of the former Room Mothers' association, is still in process of organization and officers have not yet been chosen. Board Adopts New Schedule After Three-Year Study Saline Library will look like this (above) when proposed remodeling is completed. Work is expected to start in about two weeks. SOCIAL SERVICES TO HOLD SALE Saline Area Social Services, Inc., will hold a sale Thursday between 2 and 4 p.m. at their headquarters on Mills Rd. Mrs. Lauren Wild is chairman. Hoover Earnings Set New Record Hoover Ball and Bearing Company's second quarter, ended January 31, 1964, was the ninth consecutive quarter in which the Company has exceeded earnings and earnings per share records established in comparable periods of preceding years. These results combined with record first quarter results made the six-month period the best first half in the Company's history. Net sales for the six months ended January 31, 1964, amounted to §32,774,412 compared to net sales of $30,956,935 for the comparable six-month period last year. Net earnings for the first half of the current fiscal year amounted to $2,458,358, or 90 cents per share, compared to net earnings of $1,904,992, or 71 cents per share for the first half of the previous fiscal year. This is a 26 per cent increase in net earnings. For the three months of the second quarter, sales amounted to $17,736,692. This is a record high for the Company and exceeds by over a million dollars the sales results for any previous three-month period. Net earnings for the second quarter were $1,428,372, or 52 cents per share. YSH Patients To See Band's "Get Up and Go" The Band musical "Get Up and Go", which was presented this week at the High School theater, will be duplicated for patients at Ypsilanti State Hospital Thursday evening. The 50 members of the cast, stage crew, stage band, and the chorus will leave the High School here at 6:30 p.m. for the performance, which is scheduled for 7:30. Approximately 1,000 patients will attend the musical. This is the second consecutive year in which the Band Frolics crew has given a benefit performance at the hospital. With a larger than capacity audience on Saturday night, the attendance for the three performances in Saline neared the 1,000 mark. Gross receipts for the week's performances totaled $630, the highest in the seven years of the programs. Profits will go into the Band trip fund which sends the Band to camp each summer — this year tentatively planned for the week of August 24 at Torch Lake in northern Michigan. Honor Society Members Listed At High School New provisional members of the National Honor Society were announced this week at the High School. Students become eligible for membership in the second semester of their sophomore year, but remain provisional members until they are initiated du- r i n g Commencement Week. They must maintain a program of at least four academic subjects with a cumulative B average; selection by the faculty is also based on character, service, school citizenship and leadership. Provisional members listed this week include Margaret Beal, Shelia Farmer, Barbara Finkbeiner, Ann Flook, Susan Guenther, Judy Jump (now a junior), Mary Kayda, Kalian Liston, Jackie Livingstone, Susanne O'Connor, David Osborne, Sheryl Peterson, Jeanine Reed, Kathy Snyder, Pamela Staley, Amy Uphaus, and Gay Wedemeyer. Active members who are still in High School here include seniors: Marcile Bauknecht, Bonnie Camburn, Sharon Eberle, Dolores Faust, James Feldkamp, Mareia Feldkamp, Sharon Feldkamp, Dale Flook, Joan LaRue, James Lake, Rob Merchant, Lorraine Myers, Karen Riggs, Edward Ross, and Elizabeth Smith. Juniors are: Janis Coe, Katy Esch, Kay Gordon, Sandy Greenfield, Linda Heiserman, Cheryl Henes, Kristine Kuebler, Gail Mittendorf, Dan Morton, Susan Robison, John Scherdt, Charles Still, and Susan Washburn. Saline Area Board of Education has adopted a new "professional category salary policy" that ties raises to the cost-of- living index, plus an annual "base raise" and a possible addition for "exceptional contributions". The salary schedule, worked out after three years of study, brings the minimum salary to $4,450 in Saline schools, and boosts the maximum to $7,100 for teachers with a bachelor's degree, or $7,400 for those with a master's. The new policy will go into effect with the contracts offered next spring. Salaries are to be established each January by using the BLS Cost-of-Liv- ing Index for the preceding November, in a pre-set formula. But "no teacher will receive less than in the previous year," School Board President Bess Tefft pointed out. The new plan was adopted, she said, "because we need a schedule that is flexible with the times and does not need CITY FATHERS IN HOSPITAL City Clerk E. J. Muir was admitted to Saline Community Hospital early Monday morning as a medical patient suffering from lung congestion. He was reported "doing very well". City Councilman Hugh Keveling, also a patient there, was reported "doing better". He w'as admitted Sunday, February 9, a pneumonia patient. constant revision." It was worked out by a committee of which Dean Burkhardt, board treasurer, was chairman, including Mrs. Tefft; another board member, Harold Brown; principals of all three schools; and Superintendent Leo Jensen. It has been adopted for a two-year trial period. But the schedule includes the provision that it is "predicated upon the ability of the Board of Education and the Community to provide the funds to meet its provisions". It also specifies that the total increase in salary for any one year for any one teacher shall be limited to a maximum of 11 per cent of "Minimum Annual BA Salary", not counting increases for receiving master's degrees or for extra-curricular activity. The policy retains the $300 salary increase to teachers who obtain their master's degrees. The three-year probationary period for new teachers here is also still in effect. After serving for three years at maximum salary, any teacher may request consideration for up to a maximum of the regular annual increment as "merit above maximum salary". A number of other schools in the area have learned of the plan and have asked for details, for consideration in their own districts, Mrs. Tefft said. Construction is well under way on the Leutheuser restaurant, on East Michigan Ave., though no opening date has been set. It will be new quarters for the one now in the downtown area, still known as the Saline Hotel Restaurant. Cub Packs to Hold Blue-Gold Banquets Both Saline Cub Scout packs will hold their annual Blue and Gold Banquets next week. Both are family potluck- dinners with awards to follow. The banquet for Pack 474 will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, at the Intermediate School. Pack 416 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 29, at the Elementary School; a movie on scouting will be shown. NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING SET BY GIRL SCOUTS A meeting of the Girl Scout Neighborhood Association i s scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Intermediate School. All registered adults are urged to attend; final plans will be made for Girl Scout Week. STOCKHOLDERS' DINNER SCHEDULED FRIDAY The annual stockholders' dinner meeting of Saline Mercantile Co. is scheduled at noon Friday at the Masonic Hall, for election of officers and reports. Dinner will be served by the OES. PLAN FRIENDSHIP NIGHT Saline chapter 311, OES, will entertain county-OES officers at a "Friendship Night" and smorgasbord dinner, at 6 p.m. Monday at the hall. Intermediate School To Teach Studying A special class on how to study, to be taught by Lawrence Baker, will get under way at the Intermediate School next week. The class will be given to 7th- graders, "beginning -with those who need it most", but the school is still in the process of working out scheduling problems, Principal Dwight Reynolds said. The instruction will clover such techniques as how to read for content, how to outline, and hew to take notes. KIWANIANS TO MEET The Kiwanis Club of Saline will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Walkers' Bakery. Ralph Hammond To Celebrate 90th Birthday Feb. 27 . Ralph Hammond, a lifelong resident of the Saline area, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday, February 27, at his home at 4165 Willow Rd., just down the road from the farm where he was born. A family dinner will commemorate the event; Mrs. Robert Hammond will serve turkey, as she always does at birthday dinners. The elder Mr. Hammond lives with his son, Robert, and family. A short way down Willow Road is the homestead on which Ralph Hammond's grandfather was the first settler ... it is still owned by the Hammonds. Ralph attended Hammond School and later married Grace McMann, who was born and raised a mile away and also attended Hammond School. She passed away in March, 1957. The couple had two sons, Harold, now dead, ahd Robert; an^ five grandchildren and se- vc ' v at grandchildren. Mir. Hammond, who has been a Farm Bureau member for many years, has always raised sheep, both as a hobby and as a business, and he still gets around enough to go out to the barn and look them over. Concert of Lenten Music Scheduled The public is cordially invited to attend a concert of Lenten music to be given Sunday evening at the Methodist Church here. The Rhythmic Choir will open the concert at 7:30 p.m. by interpreting "The Shepherd Will Supply My Need", a traditional folk time. Members of the choir are Anita Larson, Coby Livingstone, Wendy Livingstone, Heidi Wild, Darcy Brink, Debby Carr and Jean Bondie. The Rhythmic Choir is directed by Mrs. Donald Kraushaar. Other members of the church taking part in the concert are Mrs. Kraushaar, soprano; Miss Katy Esch, oboist; Herman Merte, violinist; and Ronald Attinger, flutist. Wilnella Bush, of Britton, will be guest organist. Also taking part.will be Mary Ellen Henkel, alto; Mildred Gates, tenor; and John L. Henkel, bass, all of Ann Arbor. The program will include solos from Bach's B-Minor Mass, Mendelssohn's "St. Paul", Graun's "Passion of Our Lord and Savior"; soprano and alto duets by Bach, Handel and Graun; and quartets from Mozart's "Requiem", using flute, oboe and violin obligatoes and organ accompaniment. The Rhythmic Choir' will close the concert with "O Sacred Head Now Wounded" by Bach-Hassler. Post Office Holiday To be Observed Sat. Washington's birthday, Saturday, will be observed as a legal holiday by the Saline Post Office, Postmaster Clarke Gordon reminded patrons this week. There will be no deliveries by city or rural carriers, and these employees will not be scheduled for duty to case mail for window delivery. The lock box lobby will be open, however, from 6 to 11 a.m. and from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for those who wish to pick up mail from boxes. Business firms whose mail is regularly handled as "holdouts" on distribution cases may call for it at the Post Office, and special delivery and perishable articles will be delivered promptly. Holiday schedules for collection, receipt and dispatch of mail will be in effect Saturday. Boy Scouts Hold Bannuet, f ran PLANNERS TO MEET The City Planning Commission will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the City Hall. Boy Scouts of Troop 46, after their annual Scout Week banquet last week, held a Court of Honor to present awards. The banquet, at the Intermediate School, was attended by 10 2 Scouts, family members, and friends. At the ceremony, Richard D'Agostino, David Grossman, and Paul Sells were invested as Tenderfoot Scouts. Steve Bradley and Bill Roy received one- year service stars. Duncan Fur- bush advanced to Second Class. Boys who received merit badges included Sam Hanselman and Kenny Martin, first aid; Ron West, public health, painting, and home repairs; and Jim Schmok, art, reading, and home repairs. Jim also received his Star Scout badge. Other Scout Week activities included window displays in downtown stores; raising and lowering flags at Intermediate and High School; and attendance by 144 Cubs, Boy Scouts and Explorers at Saline Baptist Church on Scout Sunday. Rotary Club entertained 20 Scouts and leaders for dinner Thursday, A God and Country award, the first ever made here, according to record, was presented Sunday to Boy Scout Sam Hanselman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hanselman. The presentation was made during the morning service at the Saline Baptist Church. Above, left to right, are Pastor Robert Nelson, Scoutmaster Harold West, Mr. and Mrs. Hanselman, and the honored Scout. The award recognizes service in church work, and is always presented through the church of the recipient.
|Title||1964-02-19; 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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