1964-09-30; Saline Reporter
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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 3-WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30,1964 The Saline Reporter 10c PEE COPY — $3 PEE YEAR Autumn: Apples and Cider Time VOTES REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY Monday, October 5, is the last day for registration to vote in the November 2 election. City residents may register at City Hall from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, and from 8-a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Township residents may register with their township clerks. yet to Launch on October 15 Hugh Austin checks the deep red color of theTlruit on the trees. It looks right. He picks an apple and takes a bite. It tastes right. Then come the picking crews, moving through the section of orchard which has been OR'd for harvest. They1 work fast, crating thousands of bushels of Tipe apples each day during rtiif Rolls into Bins At Austin, Lutz Farms peak season. Eileen Austin is on hand to inspect the product at the end of the day. ! Then comes the customer . . . who hardly ever buys apples without eating one or two fight on the spot. < These customers are lucky. They're Sandy and Mike Guenther, the Austins' grandchildren. Crisp autumn temperatures and falling leaves bring the peak of the harvest season to two local orchards ... it's apple time. Outstanding apple growers in the area are Austin Orchards, 115 acres of trees on. Saline- Milan Rd., and the Arthur Lutz Orchard, 12 acres at the corner of Willow and Macon roads. -. Lutz, who also operates a general farm, produces apples primarily for the wholesale market, on land he put into trees in 1929, 1930 and. 1931. V ; He estimates this year's crop*- as 5,000 to 6,000 bushels, "more than we can harvest". Because of labor costs, he saysr, and because "the market wouldn't absorb more" he will pick' the best apples first and "let the rest of them go". $1,792 Pours Into CF Fund Contributions amounting to 51,792 have swelled the coffers of the county Cystic- Fibrosis fund, most of them from a direct mail campaign and a city- wide door-to-door drive. Although the drive officially closed today, mail contributions usually continue to come in for several weeks, Mrs. Robert Starling, Sr., county chairman, said. Moreover, the $1,792 does not include proceeds from an all-day benefit coffee hour today at El-Rad's Restaurant, nor contributions voted by various organizations but not yet turned in. The door-to-door campaign in the city of Saline, conducted by members of the Jaycee Auxiliary, had brought in a whopping $400 even before reports were complete. The county-wide mail solicitation has so far brought in 51,150. A coffee hour for CF given by Mrs. William Meister, Sr., produced $42; and a benefit dance at the American Legion Hall on August 29 netted 5100. Another $100 was carried over from a fashion show held last year in Ann Arbor. A complete report will be available next week, Mrs. Starling said. Meanwhile, anyone who has not been contacted may mail contributions to Box CF, Saline, Mich. CHILD STUDY CLUB MEETS The Child Study Club held their first meeting this season in the Savings Bank community room. - After a potluck dinner, the group heard a talk ofl "Our Responsibility As A Citizen" by Mrs. Louis VogeL. Mrs. Vogel is a member of the Intermediate School Board and of >^the Women's FeUowship of Manchester. She is also first vice President of the United'Church of Christ. His trees produce six major varieties ... Red Delipious, Jonathan, Rhode Island Greening, Northern Spy, Wolf River, and Yellow Delicious. He does not .maintain cold storage facilities, having just the storage-and work space needed to grade his crop and pack it for marketing. Neither does he operate a cider mill at the farm. Austin Orchards is a larger proposition.. Owned and operated by Hugh, and George Austin, its-;acreage' ds^ almost-^entirelyi ■•8fevoted''^;''appIe-^tfees>-'.th6ugh there is a small planting of young peach trees. There are 75 acres of bearing trees now, with a 40-acre new planting. William Austin bought the original 160 acres in 1918,'and for many years operated the farm as a dairy-fruit combination. At that time there were 26 acres of orchard. The general farm has been expanded to 390 acres. The early apples are ready to market in early August, the first variety being Duchess; other fall varieties, Early Mcintosh, Chenango Strawberry, and Wealthy continue throughout the month of August. September brings the following varieties: Mcintosh, Jonathan, six strains of Red Delicious,. Golden ' Delicious, Spy, Wagner,. Grimes Golden, Snow, Steele Red, Winesap and York Imperial. Two new varieties, the Fenton and Wellington, will be producing soon. The storage and packing house is a 60 by 70 foot building with refrigerated- capacity for 12,000 bushels. The sales room is open daily and Sundays in early August and continues throughout the winter months. The cider mill starts functioning as soon in-the fall as the apples^develop a certain degree of sugar content to make it palatable, usually around the first of October. The cider room is 25 by 40, fully enclosed and heated so that cider is presed throughout the winter. The press is fully lined with stainless steel and the cider is pumped into stainless steel tanks in the refrigerated room. No preservative is necessary because of the high quality of the apples used, and the cleanliness of the operation. Cider is frozen during the winter months and stored below zero for summer sales. Austin Orchards is primarily a retail operation. It is'a member of the Southeastern Michigan Growers Association and some wholesaling is done through this, channel. A bumper crop of 16,000 to 18,000 bushels is the estimr.te for this year. PLAY CENTEE MEET SET A meeting of Saline Play Center, Inc., will be held "at 8 p.m. Monday at the home of Mrs. Myron Gay, 167 Elmwood Ct. Hoover Builds New Plant On State Rd. The Lam-N-Hard Division of Hoover Ball and Bearing Co. recently started Construction of a new 13,000 square foot plant at Lavender Lane near S. State Ed.,, south of Arm Arbor. . The site, adjacent to the Hoo: ver Bearing Division plant, is being prepared with an eye towards future expansion of the plant to be constructed. Present plans call for 10,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The plant is expected to be completed in January, 1965. Hoover's Lam-N-Hard Division has developed a new continuous process press for use by the lumber, laminate and paper industries. The machine is designed to surface harden wood, produce "kitchen counter" type laminates, laminate thermoplastic sheets to structural materials, and to apply surface finishes to particle board. 'Pilot installations have proved to be highly satisfactory. One full scale operation in a user's plant has been producing laminates of plastic. In another pilot operation, several carloads of redwood have been processed to density the surface and create an exceptionally hard, decorative surface. Many other applications are now being studied cooperatively with companies in a variety of manufacturing fields where the Lam-N- Hard continuous press offers opportunities for substantial savings or the development of new products. Legion Provides Flag and Pole For HS Field A new flag and flag pole for the High School athletic field has been provided by William B. Lutz Post 322, American Legion. A presentation ceremony will take place Friday night during the pre-game band show, with the American Legion color guard raising the flag for the first time. Funds from the Legion's annual sauerkraut supper went toward the project, which was begun last year while Milton Finkbeiner 'was Post Commander. Cement Truck Overturns at Building Site CAPSIZED Jaycees Take Fruit Cake Orders Saline Jaycees are taking orders now in their annual sale of fruit cakes for the holiday season. As a fund-raising project, the club has ordered and hopes to sell 360 Benson sliced fruit cakes of the 1% pound size, and 20 three-pound cakes. Ron 3?inch is chairman of the project; but any Jaycee member will take orders: The club will conduct a .door- to-door fruit cake sale in November. County Sealer Retires After 32 Years George P. Smith, county sealer of weights and measures, has retired after serving 32 years in that position. His retirement is effective October 1. He made the decision to retire, he said, "because I'm way behind on my fishing .and hunting, and I want to catch up." Before accepting the county post in 1932, he operated a restaurant in Whitmore Lake. The County Board of Supervisors, at their September meeting, did not appoint a replacement for Smith. Deputy sealer of weights and measures for the past eight years has been Everett Wolfin, of Saline. Smith's wife is Luella Smith, Washtenaw County clerk. The county sealer of weights and measures checks the accuracy of scales, gasoline pumps, and containers of all types. Not only the buying public but merchants as well benefit from his work, since scales can become unbalanced-in-either direction, or wholesalers may give short weight. : Although little known to the general public, the activities of the department of weights and measures are widespread. During the year 1963, for instance, the department was responsible for prosecution and conviction of seven firms for giving short "veight in such items as bacon, notting soil, meat, candy, and bread. In the same year, the department receievd and adjusted 70 complaints; re-weighed 27,999 packages and condemned 4,422 of them because of short weight, no identification of packer, or no declared weight; and checked out 2.801 scales and meters, condemning 241. Sometimes the department's work is important in the courts ... in 1963, it measured a sawed-off shotgun for the Sheriff's department for a legal determination, and certified a 50- foot steel tape for the Ann Arbor Police Department. It also checked speedometers on eight "rent-a-truck" and 24 "rent-a-car" vehicles and found 20 of them inaccurate so as to overcharge the customer. The Saline Area United Fund board of directors, at a meeting Tuesday evening, approved a 1964 drive budget of $13,025, a nine per cent increase over last year's. The campaign will officially open with a kick-off dinner for fund workers at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 15, at the American Legion Hall. Speaker at the banquet will be Mrs. Robert West, of Saline, a representative of the Michigan Kidney Foundation. The increase over last year's goal ($11,950) was approved by the board on the premise that there has been about a 10 per cent increase in the number of homes in the area and consequently a greater use of the organizations' services in this area. Requests from participating agencies actually came to $14,942, drive chairman Buford Soden said, but the board and the budget committee ~ headed by Robert Bredernitz — "felt that we couldn't meet them all". All Saline agencies, however, received the amounts they requested: Saline Recreation Program, $2,300; Saline Area Social Services, $500; Saline Public Library, $200; Saline Boy Scouts, $125 (an increase of $25); Cub Scouts, $50; and Girl Scouts and Brownies, $25. These total $3,200, or 24.6 per cent of the budget, all of which will remain in Saline. Area and state organizations include: American Red Cross, $3,350 (up $100 from last year); Michigan United Fund, $2,300 (up $150); Portage Trails Boy Scout Council, $1,400 (up $200); Huron Valley Girl Scout Council, $1,400 (up $200); Salvation Army, $400 (up $200); the Huron Valley Child Guidance Clinic, $175 (up $50); the Washtenaw County Association for Retarded Children, $200 (up $50); and the Michigan Children's Aid Society, $600 (up $100). AEEA CAPTAINS FOE UNITED FUND SELECTED Captains for the Saline Area United Fund are, seated, left to right: Mrs. Aaron Girbach, Mrs. Donald Leidheiser, Mrs. Herman Radloff, Mrs. Kenneth Limberg; standing, left to right: Nelson Watling, George Anderson, Don Church, Leon Vedder; Buford Soden, drive chairman; and Laurence Baker. Not present for the picture were Mrs. Elmer Diuble, Mrs. Garner Farrell, William Meister, and Eonald Finkbeiner. Watling is also assistant drive chairman. HAGEN TO SPEAK AT EOTAEY MEET Glenn Hagen will be the speaker at the Thursday noon meeting of the Rotary .Club at St. Paul's Church. Alfred Schmid is program chairman. C-C TO MEET The Chamber of Commerce will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Alexander's Restaurant. JUNIOR CHILD STUDY CLUB SETS MEETING The Saline Junior Child Study Club will meet at 8 p.m. Monday in the community room at the Saline Savings Bank. Program for the evening will be a group discussion on "Mothers Must Grow, Too", led: by Mrs. William Law. Hostesses will be Mrs. Ralph Gross and Mrs. Owen Armbruster. RIGHTED Construction of the new Citizens Bank came to a temporary halt Tuesday, when a loaded cement truck hacked, too close to the basement edge and capsized, cement and all, as workmen were pouring the basement floor. Damage was slight — the driver escaped unscathed, several steel trusses were bent and several tiers o f cement blocks cracked. But* "sidewalk superintendents" were absorbed, for hours, overseeing the work of cutting a hole in the mixer, draining out the concrete before it could harden, jockeying up a crane, and getting the 20-ton truck on its feet again. Hospital AuxiUary Plans Smorgasbord, Hears Health Speech Plans for the annual Saline •Community Hospital Auxiliary smorgasbord were discussed and the date set for Saturday, November 7, at the September meeting of the Auxiliary. Mrs. Phyllis Smith from the county health department spoke on the expectant parent classes which will be held for seven weeks, from October 13 through November 24. The teacher for the classes will be Mrs. Harry Farakian. A committee was appointed to work with her: Mrs. •Paul Woods, Mrs. Edward Hall, Mrs. Ray Anderson, Mrs. James Davis and Mrs. William Snyder. Interested parents may contact one of these women for further information. There will be a $2 donation for the classes. The group approved a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis fund. Following the meeting, a .silent auction was held and refreshments were served by the hostesses, Mrs. Waldo Gross, Mrs. Jack Brookins and Mrs. H. L. Engel. Boy Scouts Hold Court of Honor Troop 46, Saline Boy Scouts, held a Court of Honor Tuesday evening; Scoutmaster Harold West presented the following awards: Service Stars: Bruce Fritts, Sam Hanselman, Tom Master- son, Roger Braun. Senior Scout: Kenny Martin, Sam Hanselman, Tom Master- son, Ronnie Barrett. Merit Badges: Sam Hanselman, Tom Masterson, Duncan Furbush, Steve Bradley, Ronnie Barrett, Honnie West, Kenny Martin. Troop officers were named: patrol leaders — Kenny Martin, Tom Masterson, Bruce Fritts; instructor — Jim Schmok; junior assistant Scoutmaster - Ronnie West; senior patrol leader — Sam Hanselman; quartermaster and librarian - Rober Braun. Troop 46 will raise the flag for all Saline High home football games this year. This Friday night they will inaugurate a new flag which has been presented to the High School by the William B. Lutz post of the American Legion. January Vote On Community College Slated A mid-January vote for a community college is the target date for the citizens' committee organized under the leadership of Wyeth Allen, who was appointed last week to head up the final stage of the drive to establish a community college in Washtenaw County. Supporters of the college proposal will be asked to petition the County Board of Supervisors to set the election date. The informational campaign will be directed from the committee office in the Ann Arbor Bank BuUding at 1100 S .University in Ann Arbor. Within the very near future, Allen expects to announce the appointment of leaders who will organize a drive on a school district basis throughout the county. LeRoy de Marrais, a faculty member of Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan's newest community college, is co-ordin- ator of a speakers' bureau from committee headquarters. Organizations interested in hearing a speaker on a Washtenaw Community College are asked to call 761-1411 for a date. SCHOOL COUNCIL TO MEET The Saline Area Schools Advisory Council will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, in the High School library. HOSPITAL MEETS SET The medical staff of Saline Community Hospital will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, in the community room of Saline Savings Bank. The operating committee will meet at 5:15 pjn. Wednesday, October 21.
|Title||1964-09-30; 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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