1964-10-14; Saline Reporter
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The Saline Reporter VOLUME 15, NUMBER 5--WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1964 • • • 10c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR MAY MOVE BACK TO COUNCIL SITE ity Candidates Talk Issues Feeling that the usual stereotyped questions to candidates ("Why are you seeking office; what are your qualifications," etc.) were too limiting in scope, The Reporter last week suggested that any or all city candidates send us articles on any subject they wanted to discuss ^►♦♦♦^♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦^ inch Work Still ... at any length, subject to our mechanical space limitations. Several of them have responded; you will find their comments on city affairs below. They also indicated they intend to continue the discussions in the two remaining weeks before Says Anderson George Anderson, candidate for a second term as city coun-' cilman, cited a long list of city problems on which work has been started but not completed, and nearly as many more which are still awaiting council action. He said: "These are several items that have had some action but are not completed for one reason or another. Granted, someone could take the other, view and explain why final action hasn't been taken (and they probably will) but the fact remains these matters are still hanging fire. "1. Reseed island on Harper and Tower Drive. "2. Clean up wellfield and beautify. "3. Finish sidewalk, west side of S. Ann Arbor. "4. Install fence along east side of the disposal plant. "5. Finish sidewalk to the park. "6. Council meeting procedures. "7. Another downtown park.- ing lot. - "8. Stop sand seepage in sewer on Willis Road. "9. Get a new cemetery sex- (Continued from Page 6) Local GOP Sets Bursley, Meader Days The Saline Area Republican Club has scheduled a day for GOP State Senate Candidate Gil Bursley, and another day for Congressman George Meader, next week. The plans will culminate in a general rally to introduce all local Republican office holders, on Thursday evening, October 22. , \ Tuesday, October 20, has been designated as "Gil Bursley Day". Bursley will arrive in SaUne for a luncheon at 12 noon, at the new Leutheuser Restaurant banquet room; he will speak on "The State Economy, Past and Present". The luncheon is open to the public; businessmen are especially urged to attend. Bursley will also attend several neighborhood coffee hours during the afternoon. - "George Meader Day" will begin at noon Thursday, October 22, when Congressman Meader will be the guest speaker at the regular meeting of the Rotary Club. He will be accompanied by State Representative Thomasi Sharpe, 51st District, throughout the day. Meader and Sharpe will also attend afternoon coffee hours, and will then tour the Fred Braun dairy farm on Bemis Rd., at 5 p.m.; farmers are invited to meet with them there. Republicans hope for a large tum-out at the evening GOP rally, at 8 p.m. at-the Saline Savings Bank community room. Bursley will return to Saline for the event. Others to be pre- sent, besides Meader and Sharpe, are Prosecutor William Delhey, Sheriff George Petersen, County Clerk Luella Smith, County Treasurer Sylvester Leonard, Register of Deeds Patricia Newkirk Hardy, and Drain Commissioner John H. Flook. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited. Beach Stresses More Enforcement In Subdivisions " Building and subdivision ordinances must be strictly enforced, said Saline businessman Hubert Beach, a council candidate who is seeking public office for the first time. He" added: "A council member cannot say, 'I. will get thus and so done'; he is one of seven and any decision is a compromise. This is good in that it avoids even worse errors of judgement . "However, should I be elected, one item I would do my best to accomplish would be to insist that our building and subdivision ordinances are strictly enforced and certain parts rewritten to avoid a repeat of obvious past errors. "We have much that subdivides want and need to sell their houses. 'Relatively cheap land' — 'Plenty of good water' — 'Exceptionally good schools'; it is not necessary for us to 'give' them any concessions to encourage tjiem to build. They will come to us without it. • "I feel our rate of subdivision growth should be controlled lest our tax rate get so high that we cannot attract new bu- sines and industry which our residential sections absolutely need to help them pay the bills. "Rather, if concessions are given, they should be to those tax producers who do not use up services and schools greater than the revenue they bring in." the November 3 election, and it has been suggested that readers may wish to clip and save the articles for further study before going to the polls. Those candidates who have not sent in comments for this week's Reporter are welcome to do so next week and the week following. >♦♦♦»♦»♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦ Must Hold Tax Line, Says Johnson Saline is faced with growing pressure in increase taxes, George Johnson, candidate for. mayor, said this week, and he opposes any-such increase. Johnson, who is completing his second term as a city councilman and budget, and finance commissioner, said: "One of the most pressing and often mentioned subjects concerning city government is the question of taxes. Municipalities all across the state are faced with the vexing problem of ever increasing expenses and the lack of tax revenue to pay the bills. Outgrowing Present Grounds, Board Says Henne Field may no longer was held at the Farm Council be home for the Saline Com- grounds. Despite unusually cold * munity Fair. Possibility of mo- weather that year, the event 4 ving the annual event either to drew record crowds and was High School grounds or to the termed a success. But at that Farm Council grounds at Plea- time the grounds weren't as sant Lake Rd. was discussed completely developed as they briefly at Monday night's Fair are" now, rentals were higher Board meeting. The matter will than now, and no provision was be thoroughly aired at the Fair made for free transportation Association annual meeting De- between Saline and the grounds, cember 14. In 1960 the Fair moved back "It all depends on whether to Henne Field and it has re- we Avant to grow bigger or not," mained there since, a board spokesman stated. "We Webb Harwood, treasurer, are crowded now at the Inter- predicted the '64 Fair will wind mediate School site and getting up about $350 in the black when more so all the time. There's approximately $1,200 in state no question that it would be aid money is received. After easier to put on a good fair at making his report, Harwood re- the High School grounds . . . commended ffiat with Fair costs and much easier at the Farm constantly rising, some addi- Council site." tional revenue must be brought The increasing cost of tent in *° offset them- rentals also is a factor. At the "We Put on a good Fair," Jensen Among Superintendents Honored at CMU Central Michigan University has honored 16 Michigan school superintendents who retired last June and four who retired in 1963. Among them was Leo L. Jensen, former superintendent here. The retired superintendents and their wives were T guests of the University at a dinner held in the University Center Wednesday evening. This marks the second time that the University has held such an event. The previous occasion was held in May, 1963. Dr. Judson W. Foust, president of CMU, was master of ceremonies, and Dr. Dwight Rich, Meha executive secretary who retired as superintendent of the Lansing school's in 1962, was the_ guest speaker. Jensen retired this summer after 21 years as superintendent of Saline schools. Parents to View Maturation Films In the Intermediate School's annual "maturation program", two films will be shown - for parents only ~ at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the school gymnasium. Dr. Rudenz Douthat and Pub- lie Health Nurse Phyllis Smith will discuss the films and answer questions. Titles of the films- are "It's Wonderful Being a Girl" and "From 'Boy to Man". STEER CLUB ENTERTAINS ROTARIANS AT BANQUET Rotarians were guests of the Saline Steer Club, at the annual Steer Club banquet on ifonday night at the High School Buyers of club steers werfe also guests. ^ "Saline is no different than most communities in this respect and is faced with the growing pressures to Increase taxes to meet the needs of the city. The trend today is to increase property and other taxes at the drop of a hat, so to speak, and I feel in many cases these'_ increases are unjustified. "In Saline, the problem is going to become more acute as the city "develops more and more into a 'bedroom type' community with the resultant increase in the number of homes without the offsetting industrial and commercial growth to stabilize the tax base. "The approach of increasing taxes when needed is a basic fact of life in most cities today and is an accepted practice, but I feel that first the mayor and council must be completely sure that the present tax dollar is being spent wisely. "I am opposed to any consideration of a tax increase in Saline unless we are absolutely sure that we are getting our full dollar's worth for every tax dollar now being collected. "Although great strides have been made in the last four years in the area of financial matters, I believe there is room for still more improvement. In the years 1960-65, while I have served as Budget and Finance Commissioner, the city has come from a deficit to a surplus position. This is due in part to increased fContinued on Page 6) You might not think that a newspaper service could produce the delighted grins above . . . but it did. A Reporter classified ad (which we offer free of charge to students each summer) brought together talented Gail Mittendorf, who Wanted to teach baton twirling, and Patty Layher, 7, (left) and Sandy White, 7, who wanted to learn. Lynn Feldkamp, also 7, and several other Saline youngsters joined in the summer's fun and practice, too. And was it worthwhile? Well . . . study the faces in the picture. Since this is National Newspaper Week, it seems suitable to-mention "that frecads for students are_only one of The Reporter's services to the Saline area. Besides bringing you all the local news, and telling you what merchants are offering fine buys, The Reporter tells you what organizations are meeting when, what's up and doing with community affairs, and how Saline opinions and activities relate to the rest of the world. We hope you couldn't get along without it! Farm Council site, shelter is said he- "* hea*d that from any provided by permanent build- number of people this year. But ings, with no tents needed. Al- with costs SoinS up and up, we so brought out in the discus- <an't keeP operating on the sion: There would be no park- same old basis." ing problem at either alternate Harwood suggested an in- site as there is in town . . . crease in display space rentals drainage is better than at Hen- and admission charges as a pos- ne Field, leaving Fair events sibility for keeping the Fair on .much less at the mercy of the a sound financial footing, weather . . . the Farm Council site features a natural amphi- Hospital Staff theater for spectator events, Qfficers Elected makmg bleachers unnecessary _ , ,' v_ , „,_ - • -_ -...__Mn Robert T. Hartman, M.D., of and greater area available n./r.?'ODt v, ,.•- * * « ~ ™,+-~f_t™™ c-itps would Mllan> was elected cluef of &taff of Saline Community, Hospital at the annual meeting of the hospitaLmedical staff Wednesday night. Fulton Taylor, M.D., of Yp- silaijti, will serve as vice chief ■ ■ • tuiu to-kwv>uv* — ■ - at the out-of-town sites would allow the Fair to grow, uncrow- ded, as it is at the present grounds. The problem of transporta- tidn to and from the Farm begin immediately. Armin Haeussler L1UI1 lu i~*.a\j. +.*.-•___„. _ Council grounds for fair-goers sUaijti wm serve as y^ ^^ could be eliminated by offering °* staff for the coming year; free bus service between Saline *nd Georgme Steude, M.D., of and the grounds. "And even Ann tArbor' was named secre- with the cost of the bus, we'd tary-treasurer. The new terms still cut our overall^ costs in Wl" ^^telv. half," said Board '^President Ray Girbach. Girbach stated that decisions ^ -rj j rf"i 4. on such capital improvements JiO JtleaCl vXHIUty as a new cement strip for trac- 170-t«n "Rnvcaon tor pulling should wait until r drill I>Ur«dll the association decides where Armin Haeussler, of 8665 We- the Fair will be held. ber Rd., was named president m eveiy 5ctUuu UJ. ^cu.x ^.-__^_.. But ihe Board's commitment of the board of Washtenaw the area, the Saline United Finn, Mrs. H. O. Keveling Mrs. t0 g^e financial support to the County Farm Bureau replacing „,,„„. . .„ t , ~r ,, xvevtMuig, a^a- proposed Saline Band Shell at outgoing president Robert Tefft, Fund 1964 campaign will open John Dwyer Mrs; John Mader, Henne Field still stands, accord- at a board organization meet- ■»/r„„ ATMcvn Watlincr Mr<5 Ed- . ,-,. t_ . . __ _••--_ — •*— (,™v"* At an parher mt? Monday. Area United Fund Aides Announced With full crews of volunteers en, Mrs. Frank Carter, Mrs. ready to go in every section of Earl Culliton, Jr., Mrs. Charles the with the annual* kick-off ban- —£££ 'i^S^ Cruse, ^gl^eaT the Board quet Thursday evening at the Mrs Harold Gagej Mrs. Carl vntpil a $li250 maximum con- American Legion Hall. Woman Burned In Home Fire Mrs. Donald Schultz, of 101 E. Bennett St., was treated at Saline Community Hospital on Sunday for severe burns on the hands which she suffered while trying to put out a fire at her home. The blaze, from an overheated furnace, set fire to the car- p e t near a register, firemen said. When Mrs. Schultz threw water on it, the hot metal of the register sent up clouds of scalding steam, burning her hands. She was released from the hospital after treatment. "Saline Fire Department put out the blaze with no serious damage to the house. CURTISS TREE DEES A beautiful redbud tree, estimated to be more than 150 years old, and a landmark for almost a century at the Carl Curtiss home, is being cut down this week. Despite Curtiss' best efforts to save the specimen during recent years, it died and had to be removed. Outdoor enthusiasts and tree-lovers have lost an attraction which brought them from miles away to see the tree in bloom. Mrs. Nelson Watling, Mrs. Ed- \^"^0 Girbach. Xt"an earlier ing Monday. Paul Geiger, of Salem Town- Mrs. Harold Gage, Mrs. Can voted a $1,250 maximum con- ship, will serve as vice presi- The 1964 goal has been set ?,hoadf - Mf. Edgar Barrett, tribution to ^ shell project, dent. at $13025 unnkS S cent MrS- H°Ward HlU' ****' T R" in expectation that the build- The meeting followed a din- to eive all local agencies the s^ctlon 5/ *^s. ^? 7. Fair events. "Even if we move," Women to all present and re- full a^omit of thefr reauests ^ caP*ain! Mrs-Wa)tero «u- saidGirbachj "i think this com- tiring board members and their accoroTrto Buford SoSn tlie tekUnSt' Jr- '^ MarVm Scha" fitment should be Held to." wives, at the Farm Bureau of- drive chairman. ' (Continued on Page - 2) Once before, in 1959, the Fair fice. Keynote speaker at the banquet will be Mrs. Robert West, of Saline, a representative of the Michigan Kidney Foundation. The banquet is sponsored by Universal Die Casting Division of Hoover Ball and Bearing, as it has been for many years in the past. United Fund volunteers for the drive include County Farm Bureau Opposes Minimum Farm Wage, Medicare tion which cover large areas. Repeal of the 1964 Wheat Certificate Law. Oppose Department of Agriculture usihg funds and personnel to pressure and sell Federal Farm Programs." Washtenaw County-Farm Bu- *»«**£ %»%££ reau members, in their annual ^°^£clM meeting here, opposed any ex- _ ^-K T ... - tension of the minimum wage National Issues: Z^^tfmswS^. p?og 2i S5 to Social Security. ment of legislative districts ^ Mt J^SaE^tty ^y^Zt^l^, ?uSrofLh^ ^ "We would oppose any legis- Dechert, Mrs. Ldean Bernard broad base flat 5at^0I^T^ 3™ beUeve the men who lation allowing an open-season Mrs. Jerome Lamb. Mrs. Robert "providingWMrt ^a^ ^ We Relieve .^^ Hull, Mrs. Loran Hollister, Mrs. P^^^^LStaS'. T4atReference to or recogni- -.We do not favor the licens- Rolland Sutton. reau _ ^ & right which fa_^ nt -n orfler Section 2: George Anderson, J*f*S°B™^ ^ve a full pe0ple may participate in in fo? it to travel on highways." captain; Mr and Mrs. Alton Ea- gar^ J^ ™^ f£asibiUt -of V Jlic fadlities and national «We believe that a welfare ly, Mr. and Mrs Ken Smith, Mr. study made o^^the tea 7 p ^ e_ w& ^ ^^ and Mrs. Coral aarfcMr. and a f™&£^ 2? offered deplore any efforts which tend ?te?ed af the local level as Mrs James Davis Mrs .I*» ^^0°? of 4e convention to deprive people of this right much as possMe, would result Marfan, John Proctor, Mr. and from the fk)or_ <? d fl favor a constitution- ^ lower costs to the taxpayer Mrs. Robert Starhng, Mr. and ^p^oved.^^ f amendment, if necessary, to and less abuse of the program ?"• J°™Sem' Sas'ong as ftTsteing used hold it secure." , by the recipients." So? 3 Mrs Garner Far- as ton lid and assessed at "We reaffirm our Farm Pro- „We n0 ^.^ ta tbe reS Sain- ^aSIm%. Bud Xrm land prices regardless of gram recommendations of pre- present mgimay &rmula ior p^t Mr and Mrs Allen Mow- where it is." The resolution re- vious years: distribution of funds: State, 47 2£SJf'Sd Ita iSy Z- Sected the bitterness of many 1. Elimination pf anotments cent Coun^ 35 per cent; IZ'a^Sr all MraDSciil- farmers who have suddenly 2. Flexible price supports based cm lg cent_„ IZ m "SS JoTUSe, found their family farms-as- on previous three year mar- „We support a local court MrVBettv Tinker Mrs. Jean sessed on Ihe basis' of the value ket average. __ system based on a fee basis. Sor Mrs ™kagi Mrs. they MIGHT have if they were 3. Long term conservation r^ (No ^rty tax)„ S2£ iSence Miss Luella ever subdivided or turned into serve opened to competitive .^ favor state-vMe meat inspection by the Department of Agriculture."
|Title||1964-10-14; 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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