1964-07-01; Saline Reporter
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The Saline Reporter VOLUME 14, NUMBER 42 - WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1964 10c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR OARD HIRES NEW SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT GOP Primary Slated In New 51st District Modern theories on infant care have finally recognized that Grandma had something, in her display of affection and the soothing rhythm of the old-fashioned rocking chair. So Hospital Administrator Ray Anderson, above right, was delighted to receive one for use in the nursery . . . and so were the nurses, who will find it a lot more comfortable than a straight chair for feeding the babies. The rocker is a gift to the hospital from the Homemakers Study Group, an extension club, presented by Mrs. Elroy Vanderpool and Mrs. Harold Wilson, above left. Admiring it (center) are Gloria Masterka, R.N., and Jean Karnatz, Director of Nurses here. The hospital's faith in the therapeutic and comfort value of rocking chairs is evidenced by the fact that there is another one . . . but it is in use in the maternity ward by patients and nurses and so cannot he taken into the nursery. Loud Lady Retired: Reporter's New Press > Arrive This Week Reporter crewmen have always been able to boast, "We may not be the biggest newspaper in the world . . . we're just the loudest." They've never had a challenger. Anyone who ventured into The Reporter's back room, on press day, knew it had to be so. Our big Miehle newspaper press was faithful, reliable, and capable of delivering a beautiful job of printing . . . but she was loud! Visitors would tremble and struggle against blind panic when we cranked her up 350 Register For Summer Recreation Approximately 350 Saline area children have registered for the summer recreation program, Clem Corona, director of the program, announced this week. Average attendance at the first week's activities included 108 for swimming at the YM- YWCA in Ann Arbor, 65 for swimming at Tappan Junior High School, 70 for girls' soft- ball, 48 for arts and crafts, and 41 for swimming at Wamp- lers Lake. . In the future, the bus for the Tappan pool will leave at 9:25 a-m., about five minutes earlier than previously scheduled, to make sure that participants can be in the pool and ready to swim by 10 a.m., Corona said. No further registrations can be taken for the swimming instruction part of the program at the "Y" or at Tappan pool after Thursday, July 2, but registration for other phases of the program will be permitted, Corona said. each week. The men who operated her would wonder daily just how soon we'd be rendered permanently deaf by her thunder. She was loud. And she was slow. Too slow to keep pace with rapidly growing Saline. We could have struggled with the old press for another few years, but inevitably, eventually we'd be forced to move her out to make room for faster, bigger- capacity equipment. Recently we decided not to wait. We want to lead Saline's growth . . . not to be dragged along in the rear. So this week the old press goes out and a new press will be erected in its place. The new equipment will allow longer press runs in shorter time; will give us at least equal quality printing as we've gotten from the old model; and will help us to do lots more in the graphic arts field to tell more and more people what a wonderful city Saline is. And the new press runs quietly. We'll no longer be able to boast we're the loudest. The old press will be moved out after publication of this week's Reporter. Then a pit must be constructed before delivery of the new one, expected Monday. This will allow the press crew two days in which to become familiar with the new equipment, enough, we think, to allow them to bring out next week's Reporter right on time. Printed on the new press, The Reporter may look a little different. But type will be the same size and style, and the pages will continue to be packed, as always, with local news. It. will be your own Reporter, better than ever. News Commentator Albert Samborn Seeks Nomination A Republican primary contest for the 51st district legislative post was virtually assured today with the announcement by Albert J. Samborn, WPAG program director and news manager, that he would be a candidate for the nomination. Samborn, a Republican, will challenge the incumbent representative in the new district, Thomas G. Sharpe, of Howell, on the September 1 primary ballot. The district includes the city of Saline and villages of Chelsea, Dexter, and Manchester, rural townships in the western part of Washtenaw County, all of Livingston County, and one township of Lenawee County. Samborn, 41,- lives in Scio Township, near Dexter. Although the 51st is 60 miles long, and ranges between five miles and 25 miles wide, Samborn said in his announcement that there is "a certain amount of logic" in its boundaries. He added: "No matter what one might think of the redistricting about the state, there is a degree of logic to the boundaries of the 51st that gives some cause for optimism for effective representation.'- It has- --an economic base of agriculture; considerable industrial and business development, distinguished by variety and number of small and medium-sized firms; and a famed natural beauty and extensive recreational facilities." "The district does not have the large industrial concerns, such as the General Motors and Ford plants near Ypsilanti,- but if you're not familiar with the area it's easy to underestimate the extent of industrial activity." "I believe that this district has a number of common interests ~ its growing industrial activity, the number and size of its communities, the agriculture and recreation facilities — that can be effectively maintained by an individual in Lansing committed to represent those interests." "I see the immediate years ahead as crucial years for the people in this district. The population explosion is beginning to spill over into what is essentially a rural-village area and will, by itself, present many problems. The smaller business and industrial concern, during a time when emphasis everywhere is on large size, is an issue of vital importance to this district." "For the past 17 years I have been doing husiness with and communicating with the people living and working in the area bounded by the new district lines. I think that I have an understanding of the common interests and the common problems." Samborn graduated from the University of Michigan in 1949 after serving nearly five years with the U.S. Navy. He is married and has two children. Samborn is a member of the Dexter Board of Education, the executive committee of the Washtenaw. County Chapter of the Red Cross, and the state board of directors of the Michigan United Fund. The family belongs to the Dexter Methodist Church. Steak Date Set Aug* 16 By Rotary August 16 has been set as the date for the Saline Rotary Club's first Steak Fry, to be held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. Preparations for the event have already started, with the engagement of "Mr. Meat", famed member of the Michigan Livestock Improvement Association, to supervise the fry. Chief item on the August 16 menu will be huge rib eye steaks, all U.S.D.A. "choice", broiled in stainless steel grills over i/i-ton or more of charcoal, and prepared to each customer's specifications. The meal will also include baked potato, butter, rolls, coffee, milk, two varieties of salad and ice cream. "Mr. Meat", also known as Pat- Brown, of Williamston, puts on fries such as the one planned by Rotary, to promote the use of Michigan beef. His services, contributed for the day, will be backed, up by help from all Saline Rotarians. Tickets for the feast will be available shortly. Harold J. Hintz, 50, Of Hanover - Horton, To Start in August School Board President Bess Tefft briefs Harold J. Hintz on the Saline area district which he will serve as superintendent of schools . . . with help from the "Saline Welcomes You" brochure, which Hintz is inspecting. She new superintendent will attend the July Board of Education meeting, but expects to move his family here about the first of August. JC's Pick Merritt Martin National Vice President Merritt Martin, Saline Jaycee and immediate past president of the Michigan Jaycees, has been elected one of 10 vice presidents of the national Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was named to the position by delegates at the organization's national convention, attended by about 8,000 Jaycees, in Dallas, Tex., last week. (The new title was a hard-earned "gift" which came on his birthday, June 25.) In his job as national vice president, Martin has been assigned the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Kansas, which he will visit frequently to meet with Jaycee executive committees, attend state conclaves, and assist in programming. Mrs. Austin Heads Saline Red Cross Mrs. George Austin, representing the Saline branch of the Washtenaw County chapter, American Red Cross, was elected to the board of directors of that organization at the annual meeting last week. Others elected to the board from this area are Mrs. Edwin Henes, of Saline Township, and the. Rev. Leroy Cabbage,, of York Township. More than 300 attended the dinner meeting, at the chapter headquarters, in Ann Arbor. Youth Jailed On Reckless Driving Count A 21-year-old Dexter youth was sentenced to 10 days in jail by Justice of the Peace Jerome Lamb, Friday, after he pleaded guilty to charges of reckless driving and driving with an expired license. Richard W. Luckhardt was arrested by Saline police Thursday, after a chase from Monroe Street out into the country at speeds up to 90 miles per hour. Police said they clocked Luckhardt by radar at 55 miles per hour in a 25 mile zone inside the city,, and that after they chased his car beyond the city, he speeded up to 85 and 90 miles per hour, passed a farm tractor in a no-passing zone, whipped into a farm driveway — narrowly missing a child playing there — got out of his car, and hid in the barn. Much of the chase was over a loose gravel road, they said. Luckhardt was fined $103 and costs or 10 days on both charges, and was remanded to the County Jail upon failure to pay the fine. Three local youths, charged as minors in possession of intoxicants, are slated for appearance in JP Court Friday. Arrested Sunday, June 21, by state police of the Clinton post, they are Jerry Hugh McDonald, of Oklahoma City; David Carl Seeger, 8900 Fosdiek Rd.; and James Carl Marion, 8991 Marion Rd., who was also ticketed for speeding, 100 miles per hour in a 55 mile zone. He will work especially hi the fields of community health and safety, which include mental health and retardation, the national Teen-Age Road-E-O, a safe shooting program, and the uniform vehicle traffic laws program. In the near future, he will spend the week of July 12 in Tulsa, Okla., to attend various national meetings, and will be in Washington July 27-31, in Indianapolis, Ind., August 1-2, and later in Washington, Little Rock, Ark., Chicago, and Detroit. Michigan Jaycees also won first place, for the second consecutive year, for their state publication, "Michigander". More than 70 Michigan delegates took part in the campaign for Martin's election. He returned to Saline early Saturday morning. Three other Salinians also attended the Dallas convention: Mr. and Mrs. George Newton, and Dan Larson. Martin CITY ASSESSOR TO SPEAK The Kiwanis Club of Saline will hold a dinner meeting at 6:45 p.m. Monday, July 6, at Walker's Bakery. Robert Harrison, Saline city assessor, will be guest speaker. Arrangements for the program are being made by Hubert Beach. TEEN CLUB PLANS SLOPPY DAY DANCE The Saline Teen Club will hold a "Sloppy Day Dance" this Friday night at the Intermediate School from 7:30 to 11 pjn. MEHA Annexation Petition Filed As part of its plan to construct a retirement village for educators here, MEHA this week filed an annexation petition for 253.931 acres north of the city and adjacent to the High School property, which is inside the city limits. City Council is expected to act on the petition at the regular July 6 meeting; but the annexation must also be approved by Lodi and Pittsfield Township boards. MEHA has also signed and returned for city signatures a contract that was drawn up after a meeting of Council and the Association's representative, i n agreement that MEHA will pay the cost of extending sewer and water lines to their property and setting up a schedule of tap-in charges. Crash Fatal To Monroe County Youth A Monroe County youth was killed in Saline Township Saturday when his pickup truck collided with a car at an unmarked intersection. Robert M. Skiff, of London Township, was pronounced dead on arrival at Saline Community Hospital by an assistant Washtenaw County medical examiner. State Police said Skiff was crushed underneath his truck when it rolled over on. him in a ditch. The driver of the second car, June E. Dickens, 21, of Deerfield, was not injured. The accident occurred about 5 p.m. at the intersection of Maple and Hack roads, where the boundaries of Monroe, Lenawee and Washtenaw counties meet. Troopers said there were no stop signs or other traffic control devices at the intersection, and that high weeds and brush obscured vision for drivers coming in all directions. Skiff was driving west on Hack, troopers said, and Miss Dickens south on Maple. The speed of both vehicles was estimated at 40 miles an hour. Saline Board of Education this week announced the hiring of a new superintendent of schools, replacing Leo Jensen, who has retired. The newcomer, who expects to take up his duties about the first of August, is Harold J. Hintz, 50, superintendent of schools for eight years at Hanover, south of Jackson. He comes from a school system only a little smaller than Saline's, including a high school and two elementary schools, and embodying the primary requisites sought by the Saline board: the Hanover district is consolidated, and has bonded for and built two new schools during Hintz's time there. Before becoming superintendent, he was high school principal at Hanover for four years, and taught English and social studies for five years before that. He has a bachelor of education degree and master of arts in education, both from the University of Toledo. The Hanover system, which serves the villages of Hanover and Horton and surrounding area, employs 41 teachers for a school population of just under 1,000 students. The high school is accredited and — by athletic designation — class C. About 80 per cent of the residents work in Jackson, Albion and. Hillsdale, though some of them are part time farmers as well, Hintz said. About three years ago, the board of education there decided to drop agriculture and farm shop classes and instituted, instead, an industrial arts department. Mrs. Hintz — Martha - has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Michigan and, some years ago, work- e d as a medical technician. They have two sons, both at home, Pat, 18, who will be a sophomore at Jackson Junior College in September and intends to study medicine later; and Mike, 11, who will enter the 7th grade here in the fall. They are a sports-loving family. Mrs. Hintz' favorite is horseback riding; Pat was in football in High School; Hintz is a golfer and trout fisherman; and Mike is every kind of fisherman available. Hintz also studies electronics as a hobby. They are house-hunting in Saline this week but will not move until next month, although the new superintendent will attend the next meeting of the Saline Board of Education on Wednesday, July 8. In his visit here Monday, Hintz conferred with Board President Bess Tefft, Jensen, and High School Principal Howard Hill. He has also been interviewed by all members of the board. Said Mrs. Tefft today: "We are all very pleased to find a person with his experience and who is looking forward to coming here. I think he will move into our system easily and with understanding." A reception at which the public can meet Hintz and his family will be scheduled later in the summer, she said. GOODWILL PICK-UP SET A Goodwill Industries truck will visit Saline on Tuesday, July 7. For pick-up, call 429- 9828. Blaze Levels Barn, Shed; Fireman Hurt A Saline Township barn and tool shed were leveled by flames Friday, and a silo was destroyed but left standing, in a fire so hot that a fireman was burned when he moved too close to it. No complete damage estimate i s available yet, the owners said. Also destroyed was considerable equipment owned by a neighboring farmer and stored in the tool shed. The buildings were owned by Mr. and Mrs. Eckhardt Schroen, of 11730 Maple Rd., but the farm is worked by Roy Stoddard, whose stored equipment and materials included a chop- per head, cultivator tractor, garden tools, grain drill, wagon rack, 350 bales of straw, and other items. Although the silo did not collapse, it was left "just a shell", burned through in many places and unrepairable, the owners said. The fire was discovered by a workman who was shingling the barn roof; it grew hot under his feet, he said, and when he lifted several shingles he found a mass of flame underneath. The fire was reported by Mrs. James Croy, who lives at the Stoddard farm and who glanced across the field to see one entire wall of the barn in flames.. The barn had already collapsed before firemen arrived^, she said. Fireman Gordon Dunham, of 289 W. Bennett, suffered burns along one arm as he ran between the blazing piles of wreckage from the barn and garage; he was given first aid at the scene. Firemen remained on the scene for more than two hours to control the flames to prevent their spread to the house or across a wheat field, though a garage was slightly damaged. CASE DISMISSED A charge' against William Starling, -128 E. Michigan Ave., of driving through a stop sign, was dismissed by Justice of the Peace Jerome Lamb this week. The action was taken on motion of Roderick Janich, signer of the citizen's complaint which led to Starling's arrest. Eire Chief Harold Armbruster keeps watch on smoldering remains of a barn (between Armbruster and the silo) and shed at the Eckhardt Schroen residence, to be sure that gosty, scorching hot winds don't carry sparks onto nearby buildings and wheat fields. Although the silo remained standing, it was damaged beyond repair; equipment stored in the barn and shed was also lost.
|Title||1964-07-01; 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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