1964-08-26; Saline Reporter
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Come to the SALINE COMMUNITY FAIR September 9-12 VOLUME 14, NUMBER 50 - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1964 10c PEE COPY — $3 PER YEAR Century-old building gives way to progress. One of the last portions of The Citizens Bank building to fall beneath the demolition scoop was the capstone over the main entrance, bearing the bank's name for years beyond remembrance. This week, while wreckers continued the job of removing old brick from the site, first shipments of new brick for the new building arrived. A surprising number of Salinians, young and old alike, expressed regret at the old structure's passing. But it's gone from the scene now, and soon its replacement, a completely modern bank building, will be rising. Primary Stirs Little interest Despite Multiple Contests Despite party ballots loaded from top to bottom with primary contests, Saline area residents have shown "very Uttle interest" in the upcoming .September 1 election, .city and township clerks 'indicated this week. In the City of SaUne, with about 1,298 registered voters, only eight persons had obtained absentee ballots b y Tuesday. "That doesn't indicate much interest," said City Clerk E. J. Muir. Even discussion of the city nominations was at a minimum, although there were two announced candidates for mayor and, as of today, four running for three Council positions. None of these wiU appear on the primary baUot, but nominating petitions are due by September 1. A casual, man-on-the-street poll revealed that no SaUnian questioned could name aU three candidates for the Republican nomination for Congress, and even active party Democrats were unable to name aU three candidates on their ballot for state representative^ from the 51st district. Some Republicans: were not aware that they had three choices for nominee for U.S. Senate, and most had "forgotten" that there were three contenders for the 51st district GOP nomination. Some stUl didn't know what the 51st district is. In the surrounding townships, voters were equaUy vague, although three of them had contests for township offices. In SaUne Township, only one person had taken out an absentee 'ballot, of a total voter registration of about 400 (17 of the registrations were new, however). "I don't hear much about the election," said Township Clerk Warren Finkbeiner, "but I expect there wiU be more interest in November." There is no Democratic township ticket, but RepubUcans in Saline Township will decide a contest for clerk, between Finkbeiner and Mrs. Max Ross; and for trustee between the incumbent, Bert Rasinuson, and contender TheophU Alber. Lodi Township reported six absentee baUots out, among 700, registered voters. But township nominations there are stiU made in caucus; they would not appear on the September 1 baUot. The Republican caucus is scheduled Thursday; no Democratic caucus has been called. A primary contest for the Republican nomination for supervisor is on the cards in Pittsfield Township, since the incumbent, Rudy Schmerberg, is not seeking, another term. > Melvin Hartman and Robert LUlie are candidates for the post. There are also four GOP candidates for two trustee seats: incumbents Forrest Haywood and Webb Harwood, opposed by Gerald Engle and Morgan McCalla. There is no Democratic ticket. Nevertheless, "things are ver ry quiet, unusuaUy quiet," said Clerk Samuel Morgan. Of about 1,950 registered voters, 22 have requested absentee ballots. Although there is no Democratic ticket in York Township, Republicans there have loaded the primary baUot with contests and there are two township proposals as well. Said Township Clerk RusseU Wanty: "There seems to be a good deal of interest in the local election; there are posters and other campaign materials out. But there's little apparent interest in the county and state ballots." He expects a long counting job; all four of York's precincts use paper ballots. There are about 2,200 registered vot- ters, and "10 or 11" absentee ballots have been sent out. Incumbent Supervisor Thurlow Sanford is opposed by Newton Squires. Incumbent Treasurer Mrs. Harvey Lentz is opposed by two: Maynard Bird and Edwin Lathers. Clarence Richardson is opposing incumbent Trustee Howard WilMe, Five men are running for four constable posts: Merlin Goodrich (also Chief of PoUce in MUan); Max Wiley, Sr., Lawrence Drew, Charles Blackmer, and David Watson. AU but Wiley are incumbent. One of the township proposals on the baUot would approve taxation of one miU for the purpose of hiring a complete reappraisal of property there. The other would raise the township limitation so that the one miU could''be spread. Altogether, York Township voters wUl deal with six separate baUots: state and county offices on one; township offices on another; two separate proposal baUots r the non-partisan judicial baUot; and a ballot to name delegates to party conventions. Throughout the county, most of the convention delegate bal- (Continued on Page 2) Rev. Gabler Dies in Crash Near Saginaw The Rev. Theophil F." Gabler, 64, former interim pastor "of St. Paul United Church of Christ here, was killed Sunday in a three-car coUision on 1-75 in Saginaw County. The Rev. Mr. Gabler, who served here from October 1, 1963, until June 14 of this year, was to become interim pastor of the St. Andrew United Church of Christ in Dexter next week. In the interval, he had been a patient for some time at Deaconess Hospital in Detroit, and then visited his daughters, Mrs. Lewis Stoerker, of Columbia, Mo., and Mrs. Don Honscom, of Hinsdale, 111. He was fataUy injured when the car in which he was travelling went out of control, crossed the median, and coUided almost head-on with a southbound car. Seriously injured»in the crash was one of the pastor's close friends, Ronald Leving- sten, 22, of Petoskey. It is not known whether he or the Rev. Mr. Gabler was driving when the accident occurred. Also injured were the driver of the second car, Carl Sweet, 53, of Detroit; his wife, Gertrude; the driver of a third car which skidded into the wrecked vehicles, WiUiam St. John, 46, of Birmingham; and another passenger, Pearl T. Heaton, 71, of Tennessee. All were taken to a Saginaw hospital and later reported in good condition. The Rev. Mr. Gabler was a graduate of Eden Seminary in Webster Groves, Mo., and had served churches in Fulton, Houghton, and the Brutus-Pe- toskey area. During his missionary service in Brutus, a new church was built and he had looked forward to attending a mortgage burning ceremony there in the near future. Surviving besides his daughters is .a.nephew, the Rev. Donald P. Gabler, of Pontiac. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Mann-Schneider Funeral Home in Hinsdale, HI., conducted by Dr. Robert C. Stanger, president of Elmhurst CoUege. C-C TO MEET TUESDAY A meeting of Saline Chamber of Commerce will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, at Alexander's Dining Room. Topics 'to be discussed will include the organization's booth at the SaUne Community Fair and "Project Pool". Two More Council Candidates Join Race HOME ON LEAVE Communications Technician Earl Roehm recently completed a six months' course at the naval communications school in Florida and is spending two weeks' leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonor Roehm, at their home on Case Rd. After his leave, Roehm wiU go toKar- amusel; Turkey, for an 18- month tour of duty. Rock-Throwers Damage Cars, Endanger Baby Young vandals here damaged three cars by throwing rocks Friday night, narrowly escaped injuring a baby, and cut receiver cords in the pubUc telephone booth downtown. Police were kept busy by the series of reports, which began at 10 p.m. when Mrs. Mai Martin, of 768 KnoUwood Ct., reported that something had been thrown at her car as she was driving south on S. Ann Arbor St. She saw a group of "three or four boys" standing in the alley opposite the City HaU, she said, and as she passed them, an object struck her windshield, shattering it. Broken glass showered over Mrs. Martin and her son,"Robin, 2y2, who was riding in the front seat of the car. The child was examined at Saline Community Hospital to learn whether any of the glass had entered his eyes; ' but he was apparently uninjured. Shortly after the episode, police spotted a group of four youths who fitted Mrs. Martin's description, near a garage on W. Michigan Ave. They chased the group through the garage parking lot, where three of the group climbed eVer a shed and escaped. The fourth, a 16-year- old, was captured as he hid behind a parked car, police said. Investigation is-continuing. At 10:50 p.m.,... it was reported that both receiver cords in the public telephone booth at the main corner had been cut off. At 11:20 pan., two cars were dented by -flying. .rOcks. simultaneously at the corner of E. Michigan and N. Harris St. One was driven -by Mae Lindemann, of 100 N. Harris, the other by Susan Beck, of 113 N. Ann Arbor, who told police that one of the rocks struclcher car door, bounced through-^ the open window, and brushed through her hair before landing in the back seat. ... Driver Killed When Thrown From Vehicle An automobile accident after a birthday celebration Tuesday afternoon was fatal to Richard K. Aument, a Korean War veteran who lived at 104% W. Michigan Ave. Aument, who had observed his 38th birthday with friends in Bridgewater, was driving toward Saline about 4:30 p.m., when his car apparently went out of control on Austin Rd. just west of Grass Rd., swerved from side to side, and crossed a ditch, hitting the bank on the other side. Aument, apparently thrown out by the impact, was found about 15 feet from the wrecked vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by a deputy medical examiner. He was born August 25, 1926. He came to Saline from Florida about four years ago,- and had worked for the Regis Manufacturing Co. in Bridgewater. He was a member of the American Legion Post here. Survivors include his father, Ray Franklin Aument, of Pleasant Hall, Pa., and two chUdren, Charles and Barbara, who make their home with their mother. Funeral services and burial will be in Pennsylvania. Arrangements are being made by the G. Irvin Van Scyoc Funeral Home in Shippensburg, Pa. SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET The Saline Area Schools Board of Education wiU meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, in the conference room at the High School. SUFFERS BROKEN FINGER Lawrence Steiner, 16, of 7225 Saline-Ann Arbor Rd., suffered a broken finger as. his motorcycle coUided with a car Friday night at the corner of N. Ann Arbor and RusseU streets. The driver of the other car, James Heckman, 17, of 31 Tower Dr., was slightly injured but declined treatment, police said. The collision occurred as Heckman was making a left turn as Steiner attempted to pass, police said. Feuerbachers Injured in Ohio Two-Car Crash Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Feuerbacher, of 408 N. Ann Arbor St., and their two children were injured early Sunday morning in a two-car coUision near Oregon, O., not far from Toledo. The accident occurred only an hour after the family had left home for a week's vacation trip through the south, when a car they were attempting to pass suddenly made a left-hand turn, crashing into them, sending the Feuerbachers' car off the road and into a tree. Their car was demoUshed. The Feuerbachers were taken to a hospital in Oregon, where they were examined and released after being treated for cuts and bruises. tMts. Feuerbacher, the most seriously injured, received a cut on the forehead which required 20 stitches to close. Hubert Beach (No picture of Cogar was available this week.) New Exhibit To Open at Art Gallery A new show, featuring the work of nine local artists, wiU open at the Sauk Trail Art Gallery on Saturday. Arranged by Taylor Jacob- sen, manager of the gaUery, the show wUl include oU paintings, water colors, and sculpture, in several styles, b y artists o f widely diverse ages. The exhibiting artists include four of Jacobsen's former students, Babs Schmid Losee, Sandy Johnson Stemen, Gay Beck, and Tom Schwocho, sculptor. Another of the artists is Jean Taylor, formerly an art teacher at the High" School (when Jacobsen was a student here) and now Uying in Wayne. Margaret Finley wiU exhibit a number of Madonna paintings, done in Renaissance style; Pauline Klueter and Margaret Carman have offered oil paintings; and Betty Henry wiU show an oil done with palette knife. The gallery is open from noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and there is no charge for admission. There may be time during the faU months for one more show foUowing -this one, Jacobsen said.* Beach, Cogar Seek Election Two more candidates this week announced their intention to seek election to City Council seats on the November ballot. Petitions were in circulation for Hubert Beach, 41, owner of Beach Services, of 100 W. McKay St., and Harry Cogar, 41, of 217 S. Ann Arbor St., an area supervisor for the University of Michigan. Beach said his "field of interest" includes zoning and "an industrial park". Cogar declined to make any statement untU his petition is fUed. Petitions for city offices to be filled in November must be filed with the City Clerk no later than Tuesday, September 1, and must contain no less than 70 signatures. The announcements from Cogar and Beach assured a contest for the three Council seats to be filled; other candidates who announced earlier include Robert Strohl, incumbent, and George Anderson, a former Councilman. A race is also promised for the mayor's seat, with incumbent Jackson Bennett opposed by George Johnson, whose CouncU seat expires this year. Also on the city baUot in November wUl be an election of Justice of the Peace, for which the incumbent, Jerome Lamb, is so far unopposed. OES TO MEET Saline Chapter 311, OES, wUl hold Its regular meeting on Wednesday, September 2, at 8 p.m. at the Masonic HaU. The date has been changed because of the Labor Day holiday. Members are urged to attend, since an item of important business is scheduled for discussion at the meeting. Schools to Hold Half-day Sessions During Fair Week Saline area schools wUl open Wednesday, September 9, and convene for half-day morning sessions during the week of the SaUne Community Fair. The school calendar was made up in July, and accepted by the Board pf Education at its July meeting. The decision to return tb the practice of half-day sessions during the Fair was made'so that the schools could "iron out early problems" during that week, according to High School Principal Howard HiU, and also to avoid making up the time by a later spring-closing date. Last year's Fair Week was the first and only one in whieh schools were closed on the Thursday and Friday of the Fair, HiU pointed out, and it was decided to return to the former half-day system this Cystic Fibrosis Drive Opens The Washtenaw County chapter of Cystic-Fibrosis wiU hold its fourth annual fund drive during the month of September. ' Over 15,000 direct maU appeals have been prepared by the chapter. The letters will be maUed September 1 and the public is invited to enclose donations in the return envelope provided. A benefit dance is planned for Saturday evening, August 29, from 9 to 12 at the American Legion Hall in SaUne. Music wiU be furnished by the Rhythmaires and the pubUc is invited to attend. Cystic fibifosis takes more chUdren's lives than poUo and rheumatic heart disease, and it rivals aU forms of cancer. There is no known cure for cystic "fibrosis' buUt-in defect in human chemistry. • 4 The national foundation has a network of 34 regional care, research, and teaching centers located at medical schools throughout the United States. The centers' laboratories are the scene of constant research both basic and clinical, hoping to unravel the mysteries of this disease. - A 13-minute movie describing CF and its treatment is available to any groups in the county from Mrs. Robert Starling at 128 E. Michigah, Saline, or by calUng 429-9372.' Dr. Burton Perry is in charge of the -Cystic Fibrosis Center at the University Medical Center in Ann Arbor. This center has received over §35,000 in the past three years for its threefold program. The medical advisory board is composed of Drs. D. G. Dickinson, W. F. Howatt, Donita Sullivan, R. W. Deatrick, Burton Perry, and Robert Kelsch, aU of Ann Arbor. The officers of the Washtenaw County chapter are: president, Mrs. Robert Starling; vice president, Vaughn Smith; recording secretary, Mrs. CecU J. Nesbitt; corresponding secretary, Mrs. Peter .Frenzel; and treasurer, CecU- J. Nesbitt. Members of the board of trus-. tees include Miss Pat Addis, Mrs. Harold Burch, Leonard Chase, Probate Judge John Conlin, Mrs. John S. Dobson, Pe- "ter Frenzel, Andrew Jackson, Mrs. Robert Kelsch, Mrs. Esther Livingston, Rey. C. H. Loucks, Mrs. .Vaughn Smith, Mrs. Albert Stroup, Mrs. Marvin Tweedy, Don Vasher, Mrs. Don Waldo, and Mrs. Harry White bf Ann Arbor; Mrs. Gerald Johnson, Mrs. M. A. Hartman, Herman Radloff, Robert Starling, Mrs. Kenneth Volz, Mrs. Ralph Uphaus and Mrs. Richard Wanty of SaUne; Mr. and Mrs. HoUis Walker of Manchester; and Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Montayne of Chelsea. year. „.™.™- ™- ~~™>™.,- (The Band Parents' "Com- MARIAN IN HOSPITAL munity Cal6ndar.. had an earli. Marian Hering is a patient er printer's deadUne; hence, the at University Hospital in Ann final decision on opening days Arbor (room 1033). She was was not available to them in admitted on Monday. time for this year's calendar.) Schools Advisory Council to Meet The SaUne Area Schools Advisory Council will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 2, at the High School Ubrary. Harold Hintz, superintendent of schools, "wUl be the speaker. Hintz wiU present a tentative schedule for. mailing information on the new elementary school to school district residents. A committee is already, at work on compiling a mailing Ust". . Also on the Advisory Coun- cU's agenda for the meeting is the election of a new chairman, and reports from the public relations committee and school bus maintenance and housing facUities committee. Drizzle fails to stop Boy Scout paper drive. Last Saturday 'was the appointed day for Saline Scouts' old-paper roundup. The drive went through* despite bad weather, and netted a tidy sum for Scouting. Workers on the project included Ron West, Paul SeU, Tom, Joe and Bruce Masterson, Jim Schmok, Rick Heskett, BiU Ray, Bruce Fritts, Joe Mallory, Ron Barrett, Sam and Dan. Hanselman ahd Ken Martin. Trucks for the drive were loaned by Community Ford Sales, Steeb Dodge Sales, A&M Chevrolet Co., Ed Schmok, and ^Payeur Foundation Co. Drivers included most of the troop's adult leadership, plus Rotarian Don Ford, who volunteered his help for the day.
|Title||1964-08-26; 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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