1964-09-23; Saline Reporter
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VOLUME 15, NUMBER ^--WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23,1964 * * * 10c PER COPY — S3 PER YEAR DRIVE F a Ceremonies nal Building Construction activities at and site committee, supervised MEHA Retirement Village offi- the digging operations. Every- cially started last Thursday one present for the ceremony with impressive ground-break- had an opportunity to turn dirt. ing ceremonies at the village for the first structure. A repre- site north of Saline High. Saline sentative "of Michigan Education Mayor Pro-tem George Johnson, Association also spoke briefly. the Rev. Donald Kraushaar, and They're Not Letting Go! MEHA's president, Ted South- erland. were among those who wielded spades at the event. Speakers included Souther- land, who expressed the organi- zation's happiness now that their dream of five years ago is approaching reality . . . Evart Ardis, U-M director of placement, who invited MEHA resi- 2 'Kidnaps' Liven Week For Police Two kidnap reports during dents to participate in cultural the past week electrified Saline activities at the campus, and Police headquarters. Both cases "even to cross the football field turned- out to he false alarms, at half-time, as long as you The first involved, a 15-year- don't get in the way of presi- old Milan boy, apparently a run- dential candidates taking the away. The youth came to Saline same walk" . . . and Dwight Police attention when he was Rich, MEHA's executive secre- reported hitch-hiking between tary, who announced that first Milan and Saline. building at the site will start The case really produced po- momentarilyvand that the group lice attention Sunday when the hopes to have the village's cen- boy's "father phoned Saline Po- tral building under construction lice. He had received a phone early next year. "Today we're call from the youth, the father turning dirt,". said Dr. Rich, said, from a pay station in "Next we're turning money!" Monroeville, Pa. The teen-ager With this announcement, had told his father that he had MEHA started'a state-wide been kidnapped in - Saline, had fund-raising drive aimed at fi- been driven by his captors to naneing the construction phase Pennsylvania . . . and had ma- of the project. First buildings naged to break away from them to be erected will be two du- in Monroeville. plexes, each of them composing Chief Jim Levleit called po- two living units. To be erected lice in the Pennsylvania town, by Bridgewater Lumber Co., the and they in turn brought the duplexes, when completed, will F.B.I. into the. case. In short be occupied by Dr. and Mrs. order, under F.B.I. questioning, the youth admitted that his story was a hoax. He's being returned to Milan. The second kidnap alarm involved a misplaced Saline five- year-old. Being bussed home from school, the youngster got tirement village for educators off in front of the wrong home, will be situated. The other du- A teacher following the bus no- plex occupants are retired edu- ticed his fix, stopped and in- cators or their spouses. vited him aboard. The child re- The complete MEHA master fused. The teacher insisted, fi- plan calls for more such du- nally got the youngster into the plexes built around common car under protest, and delivered dining, recreation and office him to his home, buildings, plus high-rise apart- Meanwhile a bystander, no- ment houses. As now planned, ticing the to-do, took down the the community will eventually license number of the teacher's be home for 600 persons. car and reported it to police. At last. Thursday's ground- The child, still upset when he breaking, the Rev. Donald Krau- reached home, told his mother shaar spoke the invocation and of the experience . . . and she, benediction, and Ward Estes, too, called the police. chairman of MEHA's building Whetti the. teacher was in- „ formed of the complaints, the WOlind - Breakers— full'story was revealed, and the ■case was promptly closed, to everyone's relief. ENTARY irst Brochure Tells Of Site Selection Lloyd Steiner, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Voltmer, Miss Margaret Stewart and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Parker. Dr. and Mrs. Steiner sold the land to MEHA which comprises most of the 250-acre tract on which the re- That's a personal message from the White House and President Lyndon Johnson which Cindy Lou Hertler and Lauri Struble hold. They aren't about to let go. The White House letter came as an indirect result of an attack of rheumatic fever which put Cindy Lou in bed for a while, months ago. During her illness, the Carlton Hertlers'' daughter spent some time with the old western movies pn TV. She started quite a study of cowboys, Indians, and frontier life; and somewhere along the line she got to wondering what a Texas Rangers' badge loolts like. After inquiring of numerous people here, with no answer resulting, Cindy Lou decided to write to the best-known Texan of all. She and Lauri composed the -letter. Alas, Lyndon Baines Johnson was unable to help, either. But the card sent his personal best wishes, aiid the letter offered some advice on how to get the information the girls wanted. With those two prizes, Cindy Lou and Lauri don't worry about Ranger questions any more. What they've got is better than badges, they figure. Vote Second Car For Police Fleet With election scheduled December 14 to determine the fate of Saline Area School District's proposed new elementary school, Board of Education and school personnel this week are completing preparations of the first of three brochures on the issue, to be mailed to all residents of the district. The first mailing, to go out next week, discusses the School Board's choice of site for the proposed new building. According to the brochure, the current study of site possi- b iii ties for rthe elementary school started in 1963 when a Citizens' Advisory Council was formed to appraise current and future needs of the. school dis- trict> and to submit findings to the School Board for consideration. Many reports resulted . . . and one of them was that prepared by the Additional Facilities Committee on SchooL Sites. This committee listed possible locations for the school, but made no recommendations as to which one the committee preferred. After studying the report, the School Board and Guido Binda, architect retained for the project, selected the Ed Hering property near the corner of Mills Rd. and Bennett St. as the best available site for a second elementary school. The brochure explains the reasoning which went into their decision: Sauk Art Tour- Development Group Works To Attract New Industry Here Operating in a "hush-hush but hopeful" atmosphere, directors of the Saline Area Business Development Corporation met Wednesday night last week to discuss possible location of a new industry in the city. S.A.B.D.C. President Allan Grossman called the meeting; and the session produced a four- pronged program to assist the prospective new Saline industry in locating here. Jack Craigmile was instructed to prepare a. report on local utilities for the firm; George Anderson was given the job of assembling a report on the community of Saline.; Everett Wol- Proceeds of a "Coffee Day", fin and Allie Burkhardt are to Planned for Wednesday," Sep- prepare a report on available tember 30, at E.-Rad's Drive- plant sites; and Grossman will In, will go to Cystic Fibrosis prepare a report on the possi- fund drive now in progress-. bility of financing utilities need- Mrs. Robert Starling, Sr., pre- ed by the new industry. sident of the Washtenaw Coun- The group will meet again ty Cystic Fibrosis Chapter, re- next Wednesday night to hear After weeks of study and investigation, City Council voted Monday night to make Saline's Police Department a two-car operation. Actually, the force has been using two cars for quite some time, since a rash of "citizens' complaints on speeding in the city led Chief Jim Levleit to volunteer his own car for "unmarked" patrol duty. Council's vote authorized Levleit to take bids on a second car for the department, from dealers in Saline and surrounding communities. Monday night's meeting also featured a further airing of difficulties in Crestwood Knolls subdivision. £>PW Superintendent Mike Strait reported the presence of sand and stone in the sanitary sewer on Circle Dr., indicating the possibility of faulty drain tile materials and installation in that area. Further indications of this condition came from reports of flooding basements from two home owners in the vicinity. Strait was instructed to make spot checks in the subdivision,. to find if drain installations by the builder are proper. Said one councilman: "If we're going to be faced with the expense of cleaning outxihose sewers periodically in the years ahead, we'd better find out who's responsible now, before it's too late." Still deliberating Crestwood Knolls affairs, Council judged that the owner of the property from which a section of sidewalk has disappeared should be held responsible for its replacement. According to Superintendent Strait's findings in a lengthy investigation, the sidewalk was broken by an excavation contractor, who crossed it with his trucks while dumping fill on the property. Later, in a general clean-up of broken masonry throughout the subdivision, the section was apparently hauled away. Great Crew of Diggers "Coffee Day" Set To Aid CF .Drive Ports that over $300-has been raised by the local Jaycee Auxil- lary in their door-ito-door campaign, which will continue until the end of this week. the reports and prepare them for relay to the interested firm. "At this point we can't identify tive proposed industry," said Grossman Tuesday. "But Any residents not contacted we can definitely state that it ttiay send their contributions to would be a real asset to the Box CF, Saline, Michigan. community." Visitors to the current show at Sauk Art Gallery will notice at once that it features the work of two different artists — though both of them happen to be named Taylor Jacobsen. One of these is a Very Conventional School Teacher (or VCST). The other is an Individualist Who Wears a Beard (IWWB). Or you might call them Jake I and Jake H . . . though students _ are advised against it., ... ^ The first, VCST, .works often- est in water colors, the 'best medium to produce the mellow colors and softened lines that are ideal to express his fondness for tradition and the established order. He catches the flavor of years of history in his "Old Mill" and "Small Town Railroad Station". There is also a painting of "Apples", and assorted studies of mushrooms in assorted colors. Texture is possible in water colors; he achieves it with the use of such diverse materials as salt, gravel, and even coffee grounds. VCST is also fond of one- color canvasses — witness "Observatory" in shades of" yellow, "Farmer's Market" in blues, and "Nude" in browns. But IWWB may have been leaning over his shoulder when he chose purples for "Country Carnival". VCST Is equally adept in other mediums, when they serve his purpose. There is a black, and white wood cut of a railway station, and a study of mushrooms (what else?) in oils on masonite. IWWB prefers to paint in oils, though he used water colors for "Formidable Falcon". He, too, likes mushrooms, but you won't have any trouble deciding which artist did whieh . . . IWWB's have square corners. IWWB's techniques are fairly standard, though accomplished; and the style is one he teaches for use in commercial art. But the ideas are all his own. This one accepts nobody's word for anything; he is not taken in by shibboleths. His "Inferno" can be,studied either inside out or outside in. You'll find the mushroom motif . . ,- but after that, you're on your own. Some of IWWB's canvasses fall into a "Knighthood series", which starts with "Horses Armed for Battle Like . . ." and goes on to "Jousting Time" (a wood cut) and "The Knights in Shining Armor Stood" (an oil). The armor resembles mushrooms, and it's empty. Whatever his medium, IWWB likes positive colors and sharp lines. Then there is the dragon. It is the first thing you see when you enter the gallery; its cynical and somewhat dissipated eye follows you up the steps. It was originally done as an exercise in commercial art techniques, Taylor explains, and it hung that way for some time, a conventional dragon except for the ribald eye. Then IWWB went overboard and added some lettering. The others may be art for art's sake, or art for commercial purposes . . . but the dragon is for fun. * * # Most of the paintings are available for sale. The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and from noon to 8 p.m. Sundays. Miss Saline of 1965: Jennifer Camburn Scholarship Winner Awarded Diploma At Summer U-M John Parsons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Parsons, W. Michigan Ave., was among 1,062 U-M students who received degrees at the end of the school's summer session. Parsons was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics. A 1960 graduate of Saline High School, and a long-time Dart-time Reporter staffer, Parsons took all his college studies it the U-M, going through the four-year course on a Ford Motor Co. scholarship. He earn- ~d the full-tuition award (plus ■up to 80 per cent of his expenses) by compiling an outstanding record as a Saline student. Parsons plans to continue advanced studies in mathematics at the university, aiming for a Master's Degree and a career in computer programming. Honored for 25 The Hering site was chosen by the Board of Education and architect for the following reasons: 1. Many children live in the area and can walk to and from school. 2. There would be less transportation costs and less shuttling of children on buses. 3. Cost of the site is not prohibitive at this time but it could be more expensive, if available, in the future. 4. The site is not adjacent to a traveled highway, thereby adding to the safety of the children attending. 5. Drainage for the site is excellent. 6. Sewer, water, and blacktop roads are immediately available with little or no cost to the school district. 7. A future third building, placed in the Maple Rd. area, would strategically cover the school area for elementary purposes. Was the High School site considered? Yes, the High School site on Maple Rd. was considered, but had certain disadvantages at this time: 1. Not many children are in the immediate area, making it necessary to transport most by bus. 2._The qostof sewerL water, and blacktop Toad would be approximately as much as the cost of the Hering property. a. A blacktop road of about 900 feet would be required at a cost of $18 per foot. (Advisory Council Site Committee estimated the costs.) b. Extension of sewer and water lines about 1500 feet would cost $15,000 or more. (William Eddy & Son of Ann Arbor — contractors) c. The cost to buy the Hering property is $32,000. 3. Property in the Maple Rd. area will eventually be developed, thereby making this ideal as a future third site for an elementary building with little or no cost to the school district. The second information brochure to be mailed to school district residents will deal with the building being planned, also with the help and advice of the Advisory Council. The third and final mailing will be devoted to costs and financing for the proposed new school. And to make sure every voter has ah opportunity to study, discuss, and question the proposed -building program, an op- 3n meeting for questions and answers will be held December 2, at 8 p.m., in Saline High gym. Meanwhile, members of the Advisory Council, the school administration, and the School ""Soard are available for information and discussion. After a quarter-century of service in Saline, the Rev. H. L. Engel, above, was honored at a recent reception by Ms congregation at the Trinity Lutheran Church. He came here early in September, 1939, from Chesaning, where he had served for 13 years. Boy Scouts Plan Court of Honor A Court of Honor, for Saline Boy Scouts who have earned awards during the summer, will be held at' the Intermediate School gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 29. All boys of Boy Scout age who are not already in scout- ■ ing are urged to attend 'the Court of Honor, along with their parents, and find out about the scouting program for the coming year. Registrations will be taken at the meeting. Think twice before you speak and you'll find that your wife has changed the- subject. - It is said that many rise to the occasion but few know when to sit down.
|Title||1964-09-23; 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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