1964-12-30; Saline Reporter
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,'<\ H / V **'J A ■l£^tv-v«; Reporter VOLUME 14, NUMBER 16-WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1964 * * * • * » * * * 10c PER COPY — $3 PER YEAR Three Hurt By Collision in Heavy Fog Three persons were injured in a collision in heavy fog and rain at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Harris St. last week. Most seriously hurt was Stephen Ormsby, 16, of 213 Detroit St., who suffered severe facial lacerations and broken ribs when his car was struck broadside by a vehicle driven by Sally J. Jensen, 26, of Brighton. He was taken to Saline Community Hospital and then transferred to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital for further treatment. He has since been released and is convalescing at home. Also injured was Douglas Hiser, 18, of Saline, who was treated for bruises at Saline Community Hospital. Miss Jensen suffered a sprained ankle in the crash, which occurred at 7:30 p.m. on December 23. Witnesses said the Jensen car was moving at a fast rate of speed, without lights, before it struck the Ormsby car ,as the latter entered Michigan Ave. from Harris St. After striking the Ormsby car, the Jensen vehicle also struck a pick-up truck owned by H. I. Johnson Co., which was parked in the driveway of the" fire department substation on that corner. A warrant has been authorized far- Miss Jensen's- arrest, on a charge of driving without lights. Hospital Welcomes 10,000th @w mayor to Converts teran Coyncil Not Santa Claus, but the stork, made a. special Christmas delivery to Saline Community Hospital . . . and the hospital's 10,000th patient was admitted with joy, fanfare and considerable surprise to that patient's parents. Unaware of all the excitement she created was Tricia Lee Woerst, first child of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Woerst, who became "Miss 10,000" when she was born at 8:27 a.m. on December 24. Above, Hospital Administrator Ray Anderson presents the startled mother with a box of candy in honor of the occasion, while the baby's father smothers a proud grin. Tricia Lee received a commemorative letter, to be read some day. At right, Leona Faulhaber, R.N., congratulates the cause of it>all. RECEIVES TRANSFER Mr. and Mrs. Leanor Roehm, of Case Rd., have received word from their son Earl that he is one of five men from his out- fit chosen to be-transferred from their naval base in Tuslog, Turkey, to a base in Scotland some time in January. Roehm has been stationed in Turkey for the past four months. BLOODMOBDLE TO VISIT SALINE The Red Cross Bloodmobile will visit Saline on Friday, January 15, to replenish supplies in the Saline area Blood Bank. The Blood Bank will be open between 2 and 5 p.m. and 6 and 8 pjn. at the Intermediate School, <■«■-- Any resident of the Saline area may withdraw needed blood, without charge, from the Saline -organization. All contributions will be welcomed, from residents or non-residents. New Skyline, Population Explosion Marked 1964 Mercantile, Hulls Buy RR Property Two business firms (here have purchased property along the New York Central railway tracks which they formerly held on lease from the railroad company. The purchase will allow Hull's Grocery to extend their parking lot to almost double the present area, and remove the planted center circle between the grocery store and the old depot. The area is to be black- topped; work is expected to begin in the spring. Land along the tracks on both the east and west side of Saline-Ann Arbor Rd. has been purchased by the Saline Mercantile Co., which formerly leased the site on which their elevator and warehouse are located. The firm also bought the old depot, already in use for storage space. »-i Jaycees Seek "Distinguished »» Saline Jaycees this week opened a search for the "Most Distinguished Young Man of the Year", whose name will be announced at their annual "Bosses' Night" banquet, January 20. The recipient of the honor, and the plaque that goes with it, must be 21 through 35 years of age, but he need not be a Jaycee member. Last year's "most distinguished" was Po. lice Chief James Levleit. One or more "honorable mention" citations are usually given also. The chairman of this year's search for "Mr. Distinguished" is Doug Elfring. The club encourages nominations from the general public, and an entry blank for the purpose is printed in this week's Reporter. Any--* one may fill out a blank and mail it to Elfring at 222 W. Bennett St., Saline, or call him at 429-7116. Paper Drive Set Saturday, Jan. 9 By Saline Scouts Boy Scout Troop 46 will hold their annual mid-winter paper drive Saturday of next week, January 9, starting at 9 a.m. Salinians wishing to contri- b u t e old newspapers to the drive may do so simply by bundling them up and placing them out front of the house that morning. Rural residents in the Saline area may contribute by calling Harold Fritts, NO 3-8085, for a paper pickup. The local Scout troop helps finance summer camping activities with paper drives. As the troop is planning to have more boys take part in the camping program this year than ever before, it is most^ important that this drive be a success. KIWANIS TO MEET Members of the Kiwanis Club of Saline will hold their first meeting of the new year Monday, January 4, at Walker's Bakery, with dinner at 6:30 p.m. President-elect Regis Wolfinger will discuss the organization's goals for 1965. Installation of new officers will be held at the January 11 meeting. Jaycee Distinguished Service Award NOMINATION BALLOT I hereby nominate (name) (address) (age) to receive the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award. He meets all requirements and deserves public recognition. Reasons for nomination: - Expatriate Salinians "who return home for the New Year will f jnd that 1964 brought many changes, ta .their city. The sky-line is altered and the population has grown beyond all predictions. Old buildings have vanished, and new ones have sprung up; familiar faces have disappeared and new ones have filled the vacancies. 1964, for Saline, was a year of constant change. The rust-red bulb of the new 250,000-gallon water tower may be the first unfamiliar sight to greet the eyes of returnees . . . and then the difference at the main corner, where the century- old three-story Citizens Bank building has been removed to make room for a brand new one- story" building now nearlng completion. Also gone is the Saline Hotel restaurant, replaced by a handsome new building for Leutheuser's Restaurant, on the east edge of the city. A modern Saline Savings Bank building graces the site formerly occupied by an old house .on East Michigan Avenue across from the Still Buildings . . . which have also sprouted an entire new section, housing part of Walker's $1 Store, and Alexander's Pizzeria ... a brand new endeavor. They will find construction under way at the site of the Meha retirement village for educators, just north of the High School . . , and at the other end of town, an entire new subdivision, Crestwood Knolls. There has been a lot of building in Rolling Meadows, too. And much-needed apartment buildings have risen on Clark Street and Harris Street. In the Saline area, .there's one new church building, the Saline Baptist; and several churches have put up additions. Local industries have also constructed additions to expand warehouse o r manufacturing space. But the biggest expansion is the population itself, which -- with all new houses occupied ~ has poured dozens of new children into the school system and added hundreds to the preschool roster. One of the biggest projects of the year was planning of a new elementary school for which voters recently approve a $790,000 bond issue. Several new businesses include two prize-winners: Merit Products Corp. won first place in county Michigan Week competition for industry, and Sauk Trail Originals, manufactured at the Sauk Trail Inn, came in second. , ■ Plans for the Vievelopment of Curtiss Park weredrawn up by U-M students of landscaping in a Jaycee-sponsored contest; fluoridation of the city water supply was instituted: and - during the summer, at least — Saline now has an art gallery, devoted to the works of local artists and organized by Taylor Jacobsen. Another innovation is the new Reporter press, far quieter and more efficient than the old one, which allows much longer press runs, for bigger papers for a bigger Saline. - There are outstanding new faces . . . new pastors at York Baptist 'Church (the Rev. Richard D. Briningstool); St. Paul United Church of Christ (Dr. John Michael); the Assembly of God (the Rev. Robert Muir: head); and St. John's Lutheran (the Rev. Ronald J. -Diener) . . -. a new superintendent of schools, Harold J. Hintz, and a new band director, David Wolter. Plus, of course, an assortment of new teachers, some of Whom intend to settle here permanently. During the year, several "firsts" were chalked up: the first ordination of a local young man in his home church, the Rev. Glenn Hagen, pastor of the United Church of Christ . . . Saline Library for the first time became a legally "public" library, tax-supported, in order to qualify for state funds and other services, and also installed its first telephone . . . and Kiwanians sponsored the first cir- ,cus here in 60 years, as a fund- raising project, last May. Also a "first": a SaMne beauty won a state crown when Karen Lindemann was selected as Miss Michigan Farm Bureau. Even wider recognition came to G- Merritt Martin, elected a national vice president of the Junior Chamber "of Commerce. Saline young people also brought home state awards in FFA, FHA, band, 4-H and industrial arts. Salinians who have been away for a year won't even know their city, county, state, and national.representatives. A new mayor, George Johnson, will take office the first of the year; election upsets put into office a new sheriff, Douglas Harvey, Democrat, and a new congressman, Weston Vivian, (Continued on page 2) Congressman Meets with FB Committees ~ ~ CoftgfcessiriMfcelSrt Weston E. Vivian, of the Second Congressional District of Michigan, met Tuesday in Ypsilanti with Farm Bureau national affairs committees from the counties in his district ~ Washtenaw, Livingston, Lenawee, Monroe and part' of Wayne County. Chairman of the Washtenaw Farm Bureau committee on national affairs is Don Wiedman, of Saline area. Other members are Guy Paul, Peter Kolowski, and May Shearer. The.all-day discussion covered nearly every aspect of farm policy as it applies to the Second District area. Vivian has also scheduled meetings with various othe|r special interest organizations before taking office for his first term as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Vivian, a Democrat, defeated former Congressman George Meader, Republican, by 1,526 votes in the November election. Mrs. Helen Fairman, above, has been appointed Washtenaw County Extension Agent, home economics, the position formerly held by Mrs. Alice Epple. Mrs. Fairman received her B.S. degree from Albion College in 1945, taught home economics for five years in Laingsburg, Romulus, and Ann Arbor High School and did some elementary teaching in Wayne. She and her husband, Ben, and five children live at 212 S. Glendale, Ann Arbor. She will assume her position with the Cooperative Extension Service January 1, 19155. Representative Plans Citizens "First Baby Of the Year" Contest Opens 'Some time after the last stroke of midnight Thursday, good fortune will shower onto a newly-born infant and his, or her, lucky parents, as the youngster is proclaimed "Saline's First Baby of 1965". Dozens of useful and attractive gifts from local merchants await the child and its parents whether the baby is "Miss 1965" or "Mr. 1965" (for some reason the first baby of the year in Saline has almost always been a girl), providing the parents reside in the Saline Area School District. The infant may be born anywhere, but hospital records must be available for judging in case of a close contest. An entry blank and list" of prizes and sponsors will be found on page four of this week's Saline Reporter. State Representative Thomas G. Sharpe, of Howell, visited Saline Thursday to set up a "citizens committee" of civic leaders and interested residents of the 52nd District. Councilman George Anderson of Saline will serve as Sharpe's chairman for the 52nd District portion of Washtenaw County .(most of the rural townships) and the one township in Lena? wee County which is included in the sprawling district. Purpose of the organization is to keep Rep. Sharpe posted on local opinion and inform residents of legislative activities in L a n s iji g, Anderson said. Sharpe visited local merchants and officials at the City Hall on Thursday. A new mayor will convene a Council composed entirely of veteran office holders Monday, since voters in November filled three vacancies by re-electing an incumbent and returning two former councilmen for new terms. Even the mayor, George Johnson, is no newcomer to the City Hall, having served two terms as councilman and mayor pro tern before seeking the office of mayor. Council members will include incumbent Robert Strohl and former councilmen George Anderson and Glenn Clark, all elected in November, plus holdovers James Knight, Hugh Keveling, and L. Z. Still. No major changes in city personnel are anticipated, Mayor Johnson said, but final action on this and appointment of department heads "must await Council action on Monday. The * mayor pro tern is also customarily appointed at the first meeting of the year. One change in procedure is planned, Johnson said: he will substitute standing committees for the former commissioner system, each committee to consist of three councilmen and members of the appointive staff. He hopes that during the next six months improved organization •will allow Council to ■handle primarily policy matters with administrative details delegated to administrative personnel, he said. He will present his January "state of the city" message as required by the city charter, which also calls for such a report from the mayor in July. A primary target for the coming year, Johnson, said, is the need" for a new fire hall and additional space for city offices. The latter could be retained in the present City Hall, but on the ground floor, if the fire trucks were housed elsewhere, he pointed out. A recent structural study of the building showed it to be in good shape, suitable for renovation, and- concluded, "with the removal of the vehicles from the first floor, this area could easily be converted for office use". ROTARY MEETS THURSDAY Miss Dorothy Ingles, of Ann Arbor, will be guest speaker at the Thursday noon meeting of the Saline Rotary Club, to be held at Leutheuser's Restaurant. Miss Ingles will show films taken while travelling in Africa. Program chairman for the meeting is Edward Foster. FLOOK STILL IN HOSPITAL County Drain Commissioner John Flook, of Waterworks Rd., is still a patient at University Hospital after "arterial resection" surgery on December 18 and emergency surgery the following day. He is reported "doing well", although further surgery is tentatively scheduled for next week. His room number is 8440. HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Pfc. Eugene Roehm returned to Ft. Lewis, Wash., Tuesday after, spending a 20-day Christmas furlough here with, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leanor Roehm of Case Rd. Roehm, who is serving with the 12th Infantry, has been stationed at Ft. Lewis since early last summer. Really a family affair for Leonard descendants is membership in the American Legion Auxiliary . . . four generations now sport membership pins. Above., left to right, are Mrs. Earl Myers, a member for the past ten years and grandmother of the latest family gal to sign up; Mrs. Bob Smith, who joined six years ago, mother of the infant, Christine, who was enrolled this year. And then there's the baby's great grandmother, Mrs. Chester Leonard, whose Bame has appeared on Auxiliary rosters since 1947.
|Title||1964-12-30; 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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