1964-12-02; Saline Reporter
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VOLUME 15, NUMBER 12-WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1964 e Reporter * * * 10c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR Attend Meeting reposed School Five members of the general public Monday evening attend- p& an informational meeting scheduled by the Board of Education to provide facts and answer questions on the proposed new elementary school. They got a lot of attention: present to answer their questions ■u-ere members of the Board of Education, the Saline Area Schools Advisory Council, school administrators, and several teachers. The meeting was one of two scheduled prior to the December 14 vote on a bond issue to finance construction of the new school, to be. located on property at the corner of Mills Road and Bennett Street. School Board members hoped that the second meeting, to be held Wednesday night, would be better attended. Color slides showing use of the present elementary school were presented by Dan Lirones, a member of th Advisory Coun- — eil, who emphasized that the slides are available to any interested group' at any time. They are part of a 20-minute program on Saline schools prepared by Lirones. School Superintendent Harold Hintz discussed present crowded conditions in the schools: "At present there are 175 to 200 more children than can properly be taken care of," he said. "In the Jensen Elementary School, some classes are held in the teachers" room, about 10 feet by 20 feet, with tables ber 5, 12 and 19 will be the shoved right together. In ano- traditional spot at the rear of ther year, it will be worse." The Citizens Bank, suitably de- , "This is also true of the In- corated for the occasion by Sa- termediate School," he contin- line Girl Scout Troop 440, led ued, "and of the High School, by Mrs. Barbara Chase. Santa where next year we will have will hold court here each of the to assign three students to a three remaining Saturday af- locker or set up temporary lock- ternoons, visiting with all Sa- ers in the halls." line youngsters who come in to Predicted enrollments have consult him . . . and passing turned out to be low by about out candy favors to every one g0 to 100 students in each of of them. the past tw0 years, he said. "At His hours at headquarters the normal rate of population this Saturday, and next week, increase, the school enrollment will be 2 to 5 p.m. The follow- wm almost double in the next ing Saturday, December 19, two years." A planning study Santa will close his court an indicates that the entire area hour early, and will head for wm increase in population by the Intermediate School gym, 76 per cent by 1980. where the annual free Christ- „Jt .sa>t ^ to get any bet. mas program of movie cartoons teii"-said HintzY"At present, it for youngsters will be present- fa- ^ ible for teachers in United Fund isrive ow Stands at 93.8% :a Claus rrive ere Saturday Riding a bright red convertible to match hisv bright red uniform and nose, Santa will make his first '64 appearance in Saline this Saturday, arriving downtown at 2 p.m. His headquarters for Decem- The Rev. Glenn Hagen (above, left) left Tuesday morning to assume his duties as pastor of the First United Church of Christ, Pitcairn, Pa., after ordination ceremonies in his home church here on November 22. Shown with him at the ceremony above (left to right) are Lyle Phillips, chairman of the council of St. Paul United Church of Christ; the Rev. Henry Kroehler, associate conference minister, Michigan Conference, United Church of Christ; two former pastors of St. Paul's, the Rev. Alfred Hardt and the Rev. Alvin Siemsen; the Rev. Robin Butler, of the First Presbyterian Church of Manitowoc, Wis.; and the Rev. John Michael, present pastor here. The ceremony was preceded by a supper at the Hagen home for about 50 out-of-town relatives and friends; arrangements were made by Mrs. Charles Kern, Sirs. Carl Moehn, .Mrs. Ruben Finkbeiner, Mrs. Edwin Hering, Mrs. Hazel Weber, and Mrs. E. J. Muir. Mrs. Arthur Heininger was chairman of a public reception at the church after the ceremony. The Rev. Mr. Hagen is the son of Mrs. Arthur Hagen and the late Arthur Hagen. ew Electronics Supply Firm To Utilize Local Farm Site ed by Saline Kiwanis Club starting at 4 p.m. Other Christmas activities mapped this week by the Saline Chamber of Commerce at the group's regular monthly meeting: lower elementary grades to give the time the children really need in those important years ... yet it would be better to give the time now than to hold remedial classes later." "These youngsters are here," Santa's mailbox is to be lo- he sai<3. "They live in the Saline cated at the center of town school District and we have to again, outside the Corner Drug provide for them. It's everybo- Store, to take letters and cards <jy>s prohlem." for Santa's prize drawing. Board member Gerald Coe Downtown Yule decorations discussed the proposed Mills are to go up as soon as special Road gite fQr fte elementary wiring for the new poles and gchooL He recalled a 1958 de_ new decorations has been completed. Saline Girl Scouts and Brownies are again planning, tentatively to include downtown Saline in their caroling rounds, singing Christmas songs outdoors and in the stores. cision of the School Board (he was then a member) to purchase the 96 acres for the High School and "other schools in the foreseeable future". Said Coe: "It was a wise decision, based on the population projection then used ... which wasn't nearly high enough. But that board intended the High School property to serve as an educational center for grades beyond the 6th." The decision to put the proposed new school, now, on Mills Joseph D. Barrus, 27, former Road was made after long stu- Saline resident, was sentenced' dy, Coe said. Since no sewer or to an indefinite term of 8y2 to water is available on Maple St., 25 years in prison, by Circuit it would have to be brought in Judge WiUiam Ager, Thursday, from Ann Arbor St., if the High on a charge of attempted mur- School site were used. At pre- der. sent, use of the Mills Road lo- Barrus admitted a planned cation costs no more than de- Barrus Receives 814-25 Year Prison Sentence attempt to strangle his wife, Jerre, at their home on Rosemont St. last summer. He left her unconscious in the basement of the home and went to work at the University of Michigan, where he was then employed. He was arrested at work the same day. Under $15,000 bail, he has been liivng in Lansing since the arraignment. ■After pronouncement of sentence Thursday, he was remanded to the County Jail pending transportation to a penal institution. Mrs. Barrus has recovered. (Continued on Page 5) A local farm may soon become a manufacturing site fbr electronics products for nation, wide distribution. The farm, on Fosdick Road about 2% miles east of Saline, is owned by Dr. V. A. (Vic) Basman, an engineer with a broad background in industrial and .University research, owner of Microtron Electronic Supply Co.,-_and president of Microtron Engineering Co. Microtron Engineering, formed about a year agvo, has opened an Ann Arbor office which includes on its roster about 30 consulting engineers and scientists, and a Detroit engineering and development concern which also acts as consultant. Most of the consultants have full-time industrial and U-M research positions, but Dr. Basman's work is full-time for Microtron. Microtron Engineering is seeking research and development contracts covering military, industrial, commercial, medical, and educational fields; and Microtron Eleetrbnie Supply Co. might also include airborne instrumentation among its products, Basman said. The house on Fosdick Road is already beings remodeled for use as laboratories, and Dr. Basman has in mind "for future consideration" refitting the two story barn for manufacturing* and construction of a third building, of concrete blocks. The total would provide about 10,000 square feet of floor space for manufacturing operations, on his 80-acre. farm. "Microtron will represent electronic product lines coast-to- coast," he said. Production may start "in four to six months". He said that he expects to represent up to 25 electronic goods manufacturers after franchising arrangements are completed. He said ;he also represents locally a number of electronic goods distributors. Basman, a • U-M Extension Service and Ann Arbor public evening schooF .lecturer, -has published numerous technical papers and holds patents on electronic components and sensory devices. He was an associate research engineer at the U-M, 1955-1960, and was with the Bendix Systems Division, 1960-1963, serving -as assistant manager of the Steer and Advent satellite communications systems. Basman last year was with the Burroughs Laboratories of Dexter, serving as a department head and manager of Burroughs former Ann Arbor facilities. Currently, he lectures before U-M Medical School students on medical electronics. C-C Backs Grossman for Trustee Post Petitions are in circulation this week to nominate Allan W. Grossman, of Saline, to one of the six board of trustee posts for the proposed Washtenaw County Community College. The proposal to bring the college into existence, and the members of the board of trustees, will be decided at the same election in January. Grossman was urged to run by members of the Saline Chamber of Commerce; his candidacy is endorsed by that organization. A petition is being circulated here; another is in circulation in Ann Arbor b y Miss Ada Inglis, representative of Meha. No salary or other reimbursement is provided for the board of trustees, who will direct construction and operation of the community college if the proposal is approved by the voters. Grossman, who lives at 9279 Macon Rd., has lived in the Saline area since 1956, for a time at Saline Valley Farms and then inside the city until last year. He received a BA degree from Central Michigan University in 1951, spent three years with the U.S. Army" Security Agency, and received his T.1D from the University of Michigan in 1957. ; He taught mathematics. _ i n the 7th and 8th grades in Yp-" silanti for a year before opening his law practice here. He has served as Saline city attorney for the past four years. C-C ENDORSES MRS. WOODS, TOO Chamber of Commerce board members, when they formally endorsed Allan Grossman as a candidate for the post of Community College trustee, were not aware that a second Saline candidate was available, C-C President Harry Parsons said today. Although the board has not met since Mrs. Paul Woods' candidacy was announced, Parsons stated that he sees no reason why the local Chamber should not endorse her also. "There are six seats to be filled on the college board," he said. "Washtenaw could do well to have the talents of both Saline candidates' serving in this job." OUTHOUSE DISMEMBERED E. A. Sawall, New York Central freight agent, reported to police this week that, sometime during the Thanksgiving holiday, someone had torn apart an outhouse at the railroad depot. Investigation revealed the sides . and interior structure had been" removed. - The building was no longer in use. No monetary estimate of its value was given. Jerry McPeake Elected to Head Masonic Lodge Jerry McPeake \^as elected worshipful master of Masonic Lodge No. -133, F. & A.M., on Tuesday evening. Other new officers include senior warden, Walter W. Martin; junior warden, Harry L. Cogar; treasurer, Everett D. Wolfin; secretary, Carl D. Kraus; senior deacon, Robert M. Harrison; junior' deacon, Robert E. Johnson; and senior steward, Harold.E. Smith. Two junior steward posts Were not filled. Wayne Predmore, Sr., will serve as tyler; Ronald W. Finkbeiner, marshal; and Robert H. Desbrough, P.M., as chaplain. The officers will be installed at a public ceremony at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 8, at the Masonic Temple. Installing grand officer will be Barney Wilson, of Ann Arbor; installing grand marshal, Hugh Austin; installing grand secretary, Kenneth Jeppesen; and installing grand chaplain, the Rev. Donald Kraushaar. Summer isn't entirely gone . . . there's still some to be . found at the Intermediate School, in the vicinity of a cage of mounted birds and small animals presented by Mrs. Herbert Teachout. The attractive collection includes more color* ftd, naturally mounted wildlife than the most ardent birdwatcher could spot in weeks of stalking outdoors .... one almost expects them to burst into song. Above, Jo Noye pauses to study the collection. DYNAMITE? Mrs. Martin Welter, of 221 Monroe St., reported to police last week that she had.received an anonymous., phone call in which a man's voice told her, "There is dynamite under your porch." A police ^ search of the entire house revealed nothing, and Mrs. Welter knew of nobody who might make such a call for any reason. He is a past president of the Saline Chamber of Commerce, an originator and now president of the Saline Area Industrial Development Corp., and a member of the Saline Area Schools Advisory Council. He is married and the father of five children. He has been interested in the possibility of a community college since its inception in this country, serving first on the citizens' survey committee and then on the citizens' implementation committee. He said today: "Although we are naturally interested in what it will cost to provide such an educational opportunity, we must also seriously consider what it is costing not to provide this opportunity. It costs dollars for education, but it costs dollars and maybe more than dollars not to educate people who could become productive in society." It has been estimated that 1.25 mills on a county-wide basis would provide for tooth construction and operation of a community college for 3,000 students. Another announced candidate for the six-member board of trustees is Mrs. Florence Mayer, of Chelsea, who has also served on tlhe citizens' committees since the subject first came un- "der study. Petitions, with no less than 50 signatures of electors, must be filed with the County Clerk no later than December 15 for the January 15 election. Mary Woods Is Candidate For Trustee Mrs. Paul H. (Mary) Woods will be a candidate for the post of trustee for the proposed Washtenaw County Community College, it was announced today by Miss Jeannette Merriman, who is circulating petitions for Mrs. Woods. Mrs. Woods is a former teacher with a long record of active community service, interest in education, and church work. Some of her teaching experience was in a' junior college "somewhat similar" to the community college now under jcon- .sideration, here. Mrs. Woods was a charter member of the Room Mothers' organization when there was only one school (in recent years separate room parents' groups have been set up for each school). As president of the Room Mothers, she was instrumental in launching the first adult education program in Saline and was in full charge of it for several years. It was preceded by a University of Michigan survey, requested by Mrs. Woods, whieh indicated a need for continued education for immediate post-high school students, who were not headed for college, as well as. for older persons. She is an active member of the Child Study Club, in which she has served as secretary, treasurer, and chairman; and she is now president of the Saline Community Hospital Auxiliary. She is treasurer of the board of trustees of the Church .of God, Ypsilanti, has'taught Sunday school for about 15 years, and has served as Sunday school superintendent and choir director: A Saline High School graduate, she also graduated from Ypsilanti Normal College (now Eastern Michigan University) with a life teaching certificate, and studied for three semesters (Continued on Page 5) Hope to Go Over the T By Jan. i The Saline Area United Fund campaign has reached 93,8 per cent of its goal, Buford Soden, drive chairman, announced today, "and we hope to go over the top by Christmas." The new figure, a big jump from last week's 69 per cent, represented total contributions of §12,214.18, only $810.82 short of the needed $13,095. Moreover, it did not include $130 known to be forthcoming (and included in last week's count) but pledged by a business which always retains its contributions until the first of the year. The sharp rise in present contributions included $2,720 in additional contributions from industry, and $33 more from service clubs. "I think there is still more to come in from industry," Soden said. "Also, business reports are not complete, and there may be some residential contributions still unreported." Most residential area contacts have been completed, he said. One section of the drive, the building trades, has not yet inade any report. This year's budget is nine per cent higher than last year's, but it provides that all local agencies shall receive the full amount they requested, if the goal is met. If the drive goes "over the top", the additional amount is divided evenly among all participating agencies. BPW to Sell Christmas Trees The Business and Professional Women's club will open their annual sale of Christmas trees, Saturday, at the corner of E. Michigan Ave. and Harris St. The operation will be "open for business" afternoons and evenings until Christmas. Proceeds of the sale will help to provide a scholarship for a local young woman interested in a business career, and a1 so to raise the BPW's $300 pledged contribution "to the proposed band shell, or other worthwhile use", said Jean Taylor, project chairman. The trees, of all sizes and all varieties, are grown on the Arend farm. SOCIAL SERVICES INC., "BUNDLE TEA" PLANNED The annual Christmas season "Bundle Tea", open to the public and sponsored by Saline Area Social Services, Inc., will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at the home of Mrs. Eugene Garrison. Guests are asked to bring clothing suitable for Christmas giving. « ^ \A real prize, with a rack worth mounting, was the 16- point buck brought down by Herb Westpha^ of 3696 Waterworks Rd., while hunting in Delta County in the Upper Peninsula. The deer, which weighed out at about 180 pounds, was the biggest reported from this area. Herb dispatched it with one shot.
|Title||1964-12-02; 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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