1964-06-24; Saline Reporter
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VOLUME 14, NUMBER 41 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 1964 The Saline Reporter 10c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR DISTRICT SPRAWLS INTO THREE COUNTIES Police Crackdown Nets 30 Violators Climactic event at Boy Scout Court of Honor Tuesday night at the High School was the awarding of Eagle Scout rank to Ron West. Saline's newest Eagle is shown flanked by his parents as Mrs. West pins the badge, denoting the highest rank to be attained in Scouting, on Ron's blouse. Mrs. West herself was then pinned with an Eagle miniature, and Scoutmaster Harold West received an Eagle certificate. Earlier in the week, on Sunday, Scout Ron Barrett was honored in special ceremonies at Saline Methodist Church. For outstanding service as a Boy Scout, and for completing all requirements for the rank, Ron received the coveted God and Country award. The Rev. Donald Kraushaar conducted the ceremony and pinned the badge, with Ron's parents and young brother, Cub Joe, looking on. - Scouts Win Eagle, Life Star Awards Besides the presentation of the Eagle award to Ron* West, the Troop 46 Court of Honor Tuesday evening saw the advancement of three boys to Star rank, and one to Life Scout. West, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold West, joined a select company - he is the 10th Saline Scout to have attained the rank of Eagle; others have been Bliss Curtiss, Elmer Lange, Elwin Armbruster, Ray Hunt, Edgar Westphal, Warren Gross, Stanley Hartman, Charles Collins, and Bruce Carr ~ in that order. Advanced to Life rank Tuesday was Jim Schmok; and Sam Hanselman, Ron Barrett, and Ken Martin became Star Scouts. (Barrett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Barrett, also received the infrequently given God and Country award, in services Sunday at the Methodist Church.) The Court of Honor included induction ceremonies for three Tenderfeet, Joe Mallory, Mike Sharkey and Bruce Masterson. Terry Stull was advanced to second class rank, and Bruce Fritts to first class. Bruce Peterson received a one-year service star, and Barrett had earned a three-year star. Merit badges were awarded to Roger Braun, Tom Master- son, Steve Bradley, Ron Barrett, Sam Hanselman, Ken Martin, Jim Schmok, and Ron West. ADVISORY COUNCIL TO ELECT NEW CHAIRMAN The Saline area Schools Advisory Council, at its meeting Wednesday, July 1, wiU elect a new chairman to replace Gerald Coe, who resigned after his election to the Board of Education. The Advisory Council meeting, open to the pubUc, is scheduled at 8 p.m. in the High School library. THE COMPLEAT ANGLER: LOCAL DOC AUTHORS BOOK ON ANGLING The most exciting news ever to hit the local sports scene is the announcement by Dr. Gene "Big Boy" Garrison that his new book, which he has entitled "The Art of Catching Big Bass", will soon be avaUable to the general public. Some of the more interesting chapters are caUed: "How to Play the Big Weeds"; "Why Spit on Your Night-Crawlers Before Using Them"; "How to Catch Tree Limbs Without Trying"; "Why I Weigh All Four- Pounders on Baby Scales"; and "Why Keep Night-Crawlers in Your Mouth on Cold Days" - (to keep them warm). He attributes his success at catching the super-sized bass to his teacher, friend and weU-known fishing expert, Art Katterjohn. All friends of "Dude" Garrison will want to ask for their free, autographed copies of this soon-to-best-seUing-book. niPROMPTU CONCERT Mainstreeters were treated to an unexpected concert Wednesday morning when Director Art Katterjohn pied-pipered a group of summer band students (7th grade) in a musical parade up and down the main drag. Just for fun. A goggling truck driver nearly drove up a light post. SALINE TWP. BOARD MEETS JUNE 29 A meeting of the Saline Township Board wffl be held at 8 p.m. Monday, June 29, at the Saline Township HaU. BOTAKIANS TO MEET The Saline Rotary Club will hold its regular dinner meeting at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, June 1:5, nt St. Paul United Church of Christ. Youth Tosses Firecracker at Wrong Car The police crackdown on offenders and disorderly persons has resulted in approximately 30 apprehensions, Chief of Police James Levleit said this week. Not all of the "apprehensions" were arrests, he pointed out, since some are still under investigation, and some were juveniles, who wUl either be released in custody of their parents or turned over to juvenUe authorities. Others wiU not appear in Justice of the Peace Court since they received speeding tickets for only a few mUes per hour over the limit, and may pay their fines at the City Hall. But two youths, both from Pigeon, were released on bond to appear Tuesday, June 30, after one of them threw a firecracker at the wrong car. The car ~ his own and unmarked — was driven by Chief Levleit. Apparently the young men didn't see the uniform he was wearing, untU it was too late. Wayne A. Dubs, 17, was charged with possession of firecrackers, and Edward R. Bergman, 19, was charged with discharging firecrackers. After Levleit discovered firecracker debris in their vehicle, they said they had been exploding the crackers inside their own car while driving from Wamplers Lake to Saline. Scheduled to appear in JP Court within 10 .days on a reckless driving charge is Roger T. Vasko, of Taylor, who was arrested here Saturday night. Two Ann Arbor youths, Robert Moon and George William Webber, both 18, were fined $15 each in JP Court here this week on charges of being in possession of intoxicants. Police, who stopped their car because of a noisy muffler, noticed beer running out the front door onto the street, and found a partly- fuU bottle of whiskey in the car. Richard Thomas Miles, of YpsUanti, was fined $25 and costs on a simple larceny charge, and ordered to make restitution of $15 to Paul Woods, of Clark St., from whom Miles and two other young men stole copper tubing valued at $80. One of the trio was sentenced last week; the third is to appear later. * * * Firecrackers Bring Suspended Jail Sentences for Six Five local youths were each sentenced to 10 days in jail, suspended for 60 days, and $15 fines, on disorderly persons charges arising from firecracker incidents. They were Harry Fee- man, WUliam Starling, James Teal, Samuel Patterson, and Ted Babcock. Another, WiUiam Rogers, was sentenced to five days, suspended for 30 days, and fined $15. Teal, Babcock and Patterson were arrested by local poUce last week along with three others, Peter Frank Barnes, 17, and two juvenUes, both 16, who were to appear in juvenUe court Monday. Starling pleaded not guUty to a charge of driving through a stop sign, and trial was set for this week. Complaints of excessive speed and other traffic violations, especially in subdivisions, are still being "received, Levleit said, but they have "slowed down considerably". He reminded residents that "any citizen who sees an iUegal act can swear out a complaint". Five of the arrests that launched the police crackdown were made on warrants authorized from citizen complaints. Deputized Women May Patrol Park Authority to set up a women's police auxUiary, primarily to patrol Curtiss Park, has been requested by PoUce Chief James Levleit. Levleit made the request at a Council work meeting Monday night, and Council has taken no formal action on the suggestion. He made the suggestion, Levleit said, because Ed Warner, park custodian, has indicated that "he can no longer provide adequate protection there". Women in the proposed auxiliary would be deputized as officers of the city ~ but on a strictly volunteer basis. Although there is no suggestion that they be paid, several have already expressed interest in the project, Levleit said. Members would be uniformed, trained in first aid and protection techniques, and assigned specific duties. But they would work only during the daylight hours . . . "I have no intention of stationing any women there at night", he said. The suggestion was made for the protection of children in the park, he added. The women deputies would be instructed to watch for any situation that might require assistance, and notify regular police or the proper agency. He would like to sign up "about 30" during the summer, so they could be assigned to shorty infrequent shifts. Such an auxUiary, plus stepped-up patrols by regular officers, should provide the adequate park protection necessary, Levleit said. Since at least one molesting case has occurred in the past (not this year) he also urged parents to warn their chUdren to beware of strangers. Howell Legislator To Represent Saline MEHA's Board of Governors, and members of the Founding Fund, spent most of the day here Friday, capping a bus tour of the city with a business meeting at the High School. In the foreground above is Dr. John P. Everett, who taught at Western Michigan University before his retirement 19 years ago. "I've never seen a home planned as well as this one," he observed, "and I've seen lots of them across the country. This will surpass them all." Left to right behind him (as the group lunched at Five Points Restaurant) are Herb Rhoades, of Flint; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Kraft, Redford Township; and Mr. and Mrs. Ward Estes, Redford Township. Beetle Quarantine Hits Saline Area Alex McPhee, Bill Brink, Jr. Hurt in Crash Alexander McPhee, of 1635 Bishop Rd., is a patient at Saline Community Hospital, under treatment for five broken or cracked ribs and a dislocated shoulder, whieh he suffered in a two-car coUision south of Milan Saturday morning. McPhee was a passenger in a car driven by WiUiam Brink, Sr., of 1535 Wfflis Rd., when it was struck broadside by a pickup truck, driven by J. T. Pos- key, of Monroe County. BiU Brink, Jr., 8, also a passenger in his father's car, suffered a bumped head and was kept at Saline hospital overnight for observation. The elder Brink was uninjured except for a swoUen ankle, and another son, John, 6, was not hurt. The truck driver also escaped injury. The accident occurred in Monroe County, just beyond the US-23 expressway. TEEN CLUB PLANS "BERMUDA HOP" The Saline Teen Club will hold a "Bermuda Hop" from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the Intermediate School. Discovery by survey crews of the presence o f the harmful pest has resulted in the addition of 13 more counties and parts of two others to the list of 17 southern Michigan counties under quarantine for cereal leaf beetle. Much of Saline area is included.' The quarantine order was signed Monday by Director G. S. Mclntyre of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, which has the responsibility of preventing spread of plant pests and plant diseases within the state. $193,869 Budget OK'd By Council City CouncU this week approved a 1964-65 general fund budget of $193,869, retaining the tax rate at 20 miUs on an assessed valuation of $5,048,116. The amount represents a $24,767 rise over last year's budget, with the largest single item of increase the $9,000 for all new mercury vapor lighting in the downtown area. Separate from the general fund is the $390,050 capital improvements program, for the new water tower, sewage plant addition, and extended sewer and water lines. The budget was formaUy approved by Council after a public hearing which no residents attended, although it was advertised several weeks in advance. Neither did anyone ask to see the budget during the time it was avaUable for public inspection, City Clerk E. J. Muir said. Major items include $26,802 for administration disbursements; $49,425 for other services and expense (library, recreation, planning .commission, election expenses, etc.); $8,279 for fire department; $42,523 for police department; $600 for civU defense; and $500 for auxUiary police. Others are $42,065, public works department; $3,225, for park; $5,900, cemetery; the $9,000 for street lighting, and $5,550 for sanitation ~ rubbish coUection. The new Michigan counties placed under quarantine and regulation on June 22 are Clinton, Genesee, Gratiot, IsabeUa, Lenawee, Livingston, Mecosta, Monroe, Montcalm, Newaygo, Oceana, Saginaw and Shiawassee. Also included are the townships -of Bridgewater, Freedom, Lyndon, Manchester, S a 1 i n e, Sharon, Sylvan, and York in Washtenaw County, and Lyon Township in Oakland County. Most grain men have been aware that this was coming, Lyle Phillips, manager of Saline MercantUe Co., said today. But they are still not certain of details. He and Elmer Cam- met were to attend a meeting of the Michigan Elevator Exchange tonight in Frankenmuth. "Maybe we'll know more after that," said PhiUips. Since Lodi and Pittsfield townships are not under quarantine, and the MercantUe elevator is in Lodi, some arrangements wUl have to be made to allow it to continue to service the rest of the area, PhiUips explained. The probable method: a state Department of Agriculture action to place the el- (Continued on page 7) Michigan's new districting plan, accepted by the State Supreme Court this week, drops SaUne into a sprawling Representative District that includes portions of three counties. Nearly all of rural Washtenaw County is sliced away from the two major cities and lumped into the 51st District with Livingston County and one township of Lenawee. Opponents of the "one man, one vote" plan have complained that it cuts 17 county lines. It cuts two of them here. The "51st" is 60 mUes long and — at one point — only five miles wide, though it is 25 mUes wide elsewhere. It includes the city o f HoweU, which i s smaller than YpsUanti, but somewhat larger than Saline. The new Senate District, designated the 18th, consists of aU of Washtenaw County and the Lenawee County townships of Clinton, Macon, Raisin, Madison, Ridgeway, Palmyra, Og- den, Deerfield, Fairfield, and Riga . . . but not FrankUn Township, the one which is in our Representative District. Rural Washtenaw and the City of Saline, represented since 1956 by James Warner (and for many years before that by his father, Joseph Warner), has suddenly acquired a new legislator . . . Representative Thomas G. Sharpe, Republican, of Howell. His district previously consisted of Livingston and Shiawassee counties. Eleven townships in western and southern Washtenaw County that were in I Warner's district have been transferred to the new 51st.. They are Lyndon, Dexter, Sylvan, Lima, Sharon, Freedom, Lodi, Pittsfield (which an earlier districting plan had lumped with Ann Arbor), Manchester, Bridgewater, and Sali'-ne townships. Scio Township, from the former "lst district" is also added. The City of Saline and the villages of Manchester, Chelsea and Dexter are in the 51st. Clinton is not ... it is two miles outside Franklin Township in Lenawee County. Representative RoUo G. Conlin, R., of Tipton, lives in Franklin Township; but he has said that he wUl change his residence "to move back into my district" ... the 40th, aU the rest of Lenawee County. The re-districting leaves Warner's new 52nd District with Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, and the townships of Northfield, Salem, Superior, Webster from the former "1st", and Augusta and York. With much of his staunch rural support sliced away, his formerly "safe" district may now be a "swing dis- strict". Populous Ypsilanti Township is largely Democratic, and Superior Township is almost entirely so. Warner is a Republican. The composition of the new 53rd — Ann Arbor and Ann Arbor Township only — is expected to be of advantage to the only so-far announced candidate for the Representative post from that district: Marvin Esch. He is a resident of Ann Arbor and better known there than in the rural townships. State Representative GUbert E. Bursley, R., Ann Arbor, announced in March that he is a candidate for the State Senate, and his plans have not changed, he said. Since the Senate District now includes much of Lenawee County, Bursley faces a possible primary electioA against Senator Elmer Porter, of BUssfield. Legislator Plans Visit Here Friday Representative Thomas G. Sharpe, Republican, of Howell, expects to visit Saline Friday, he said today. He is the incumbent legislator o f the newly constituted 51st Representative District, which runs through Livingston and Washtenaw counties ahd into Lenawee. The whole Saline area, with the exception of York Township, is now part of his constituency. Sharpe, 47, is in his first term in the House and "definitely" expects to run for re-election, he said. He is a farmer, and also operates a real estate business with his uncle. He is a for- m e r president of Livingston • County Farm Bureau. He is married, and has four chUdren. Sharpe declined to label himself as either a "moderate" or "conservative" Republican. "I don't know what the difference is; I don't think such terms (Continued on Page 12) Sexton Retires After 14 Years GOODWILL TO COLLECT A Goodwffl Industries truck will make coUections in Saline on Tuesday, July 7. To arrange for pick-ups, caU Mrs. Dorothy Hutzel at 429-9828. EVERYONE ENTITLED TO PARK'S USE In response to several recent inquiries, City HaU this week re-affirmed the pubUc status of Curtiss Park. Everyone," CouncU declared, is entitled to use the park's facUities, on a first- come, first-served basis. After 14 years as sexton of Oakwood Cemetery in Saline, Chris Volz retired this week . . . and city crews discovered it took a lot of manpower to replace him. Serving as sexton isn't as easy as it looks (the restaurant business was easier, says Chris). In the summer, you may mow lawns, trim edges, dig graves, put in foundations, and repiace and repair markers that are damaged sometimes b y thoughtless youngsters. In the winter, you just dig graves . . . but when the ground is fvozen all the way down, you have to do it with an air compressor. ("That's hard work . . . knocks the dickens right out of you!") At that, it's better than the old pick-and-shovel system. Thai part of the job must be done rain or shine, blizzard or hail storm. Said City Clerk E. J. Muir: "He is a rarity ... a man who takes pride in his work. How can we ever find anyone else like him?" Before he became sexton, Chris operated Five Points Restaurant for 18 years, with the help of his wife, .Lydia. She did much of the cooking, and made a specialty of barbecues. As for what he'U do now . . . Lydia wiU think of something. "I haven't retired," she observed. "I'll have to keep him busy, so I'U push some of my work onto him." She has always found plenty to do . . . she has headed the canteen for Saline Blood Bank for nine or ten years, is an active member of Saline Woman's Club and the St. Paul Women's GuUd, and used to do a lot of rug-hooking, besides housework. The Vblzes have a son, Kenneth Volz, leader of the orchestra so much in demand in this area, and two grandchildren, Kenneth, Jr., and Beth. Their "famUy" also includes a cock- ateel named "Jo-Jo" and the seven famous scarecrows which protect their strawberry patch and startle MiUs Road passers- by every year. The latter have also retired ... -. into the garage until next year. Chris Volz points out for Lydia (as if she didn't know!) the acres of work in Oakwood Cemetery that are now somebody else's problem. Chris retired this week after 14 years as sexton.
|Title||1964-06-24; 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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