1969-08-21; Saline Reporter
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Saline v_l_2Q. No. 50 —Thursday, August 21,1969 10c COPY — $4.00 YEAR H00L BOARD, SEA ASK FOR f ACT-FINDE High Times •^w4&_^_&^ • '^$ __«?_. __*.... ^™_ _4. ->*__k ________ A_ __* _____r _______ ■* * ..!_ . * PRANCING PARK TOYS, fanciful animals on sturdy springs, have been installed at Curtiss Park by Saline 'Jaycees, who anchored " each Ride-'ehi toy "firmly in,& cpft* crete base. Delighted youngsters have also discoveredvthe, ektra- wide slide and the fenced play area ;■. -; and Jjayceies have"arjuihjtwi bandbox in: prospect. PM:'.iBtSgO(*d Xi* v^rfent^4^itnin; ol^^ie; ---1- committee . . . but the club's park development project has been going on for years. Sparkling earlier accomplishments included the pic-? nip shelter and footbridge, among other furbishinents. . Children in the picture were attending the Presbyterian Day Camp, which held some sessions at Curtiss Park • • - High Winds Saline's Situation * "<- / VV-V. '- \ - • >V ^ v "^- ^(""\ ti_r *_ TWISTER VISITOR, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ormond Jedele, Lindemann Rd., stayed only a few moments, last Sunday, but it left a lasting impression. The willow casualty, with Ormond standing alongside in the picture, was uprooted and whipped to the ground with the trunk pointing southwest . . . then, seconds later, it was flipped over in the opposite direction, pointing northeast. About 60 feet away>. directly in front Of the Jedeles' porch, a.huge pear tree crashed to the ground . . . pointing southwest . . . and dumped a bumper load of half- ripe fruit at their door. TaU corn in a field to the east of the house was matted and tangled as a hippie hair-do, with stalks blown to every point of the compass. - The Jedeles' neighbors, the Elden Condits, reported seeing tornado funnels in the area . . . but no other farms or homes were reported damaged. Mrs. Jedele, shown mourning the loss of the pear tree, recalls that, their farm buildings haye been., .struck. by lightning four times; arid now by a big wind, in recent years. "We're staying here, though," she- declares. . -;•'-'.• Called'Critical' SchooU May School negotiators have asked "for a fact-finder, and it is no w problematical whether school will open.'on time. The request for the services of a fact-finder from the state Labor Mediation Board came from both the Board of Education and the Saline Education Association, after the third meeting with an LMB mediator made no progress toward' agreement, Tuesday. The situation in Saline is described as "critical" by the Michigan Education Association. With only two weeks left before the scheduled opening of school on September 4, Saline-teachers are faced with a decision as to whether they will work without a contract, if fact-finding procedures can't produce- an agreement before that time.- "That's something they'll have -to decide at a meeting," said Jay Starkey, SEA president. "We're calling a general meeting next Thursday. We had hoped it would be to ratify a contract *. . . but now, it's .hard to tell." The hearing before the factfinder could be held within two weeks, but the fact-finder's report- "might be "delayed beyond that time," according to Hyman Parker, director of the-LMB (which has recently beeii; re-named "Employment Relations ^Commission"). The LMB representative who has acted'-.as .mediator, Leo Cadwell,", Will.not be the factfinder," Parker said. A ■. iact-iinder had not yet been appointed al press time; the:Bo,ard-SEA. joint telegram requesting it had" been read tq,^Parker oyer the phone by Western Union, but it had not been-delivered to his office. The .hearing before the fact-finder can be public, "un less the parties object to it," Parker said . . . but Fred Schwar_e> negotiator for the Saline School Board, remarked: "In my experience, it's usually "the- fact-finder who suggests tfifct the proceedings be kept private. That decision will have to be made after a fact-finder is appointed." Schwarze added: "The Board is hopeful that the fact-finding process can be concluded prior to the scheduled opening of school, and that it wiE lead to a mutually satisfactory contract settlement." Said Dick Holzhauer, chief negotiator for the SEA: "The SEA views with alarm the events which have led to the negotiations being carried on to this late date. However, the SEA stands ready to bend whatever efforts may be necessary to reach an agreement with the Board of Education before Sept. 2." He added, "The remaining issues involve the renewal of many parts of the old contract, financial responsibility provisions, size of classes in which individual children will be placed, and the matter of a pending grievance under the ,old5'eG«tra&-wKichilia5?nQ^ye±i. been settled:'5 (See related * story on tills page, "Arbitration".) Holzhauer indicated that the economic details are still at issue but that there is, "in my opinion, adequate basis for settlement provided that agreement can be reached on the above mentioned higher priority items." ROTARY MEET SET LeRoy Rutherford will be in charge of the program at the Thursday noon meeting of the Rotary Club, at Leutheuser's 'Restaurant. Coach Case Headed for Arbitration 1 Piute Player Doesn't Make A Show Just as one sw&Uow.doesn't Make a summer, ohe flute Player doesn't, make a" talent show, Paul Sibson observed gloomily this week. But tHatrs" all he has, so far, to put to-" gether the annual Local; Tal^ ent Show for the Saline Fair. The Talent Show, of which Paul is chairman* >is scheduled; at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sep-. y t tember 2, the'secorid night of the , Fair. „ It % offers^iuicy Prizes, running up to $15 "for the first prize, in assorted fields, for contestants of assorted ages. Even non-winners get a $2 prize, just for entering. ---There"arfe special-categories, for. contestants of ages,„six through nine, 10 through 14, aM'15; through '10L Ttiere will be prizes, for ; musical acts, dances, novelties, "miscellaneous", and, even husband-calling. '-'..-'. ,-' Anyone who wishes to enter may call Paul Sibson at 429- 7913. Deadline if or entries is August 30. TAIRBOOKS AVAILABLE '. Premium books for the 1969 Saline Community Fair are Still available for those who have not received one, at the Citizens Bank, the Saline Savings Bank, .and the Post Office.. , . ' TWIRLETTES TO REHEARSE. ' Th§ Saldhe Tvvirlettes . . . senior* junior, arid mini-corps . .J. \.ill rehearse at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, ■ September 4, at Jensen School^ for, their performance iri the Fair parade on Saturday of that week. Arbitration will be the next step in the grievance-procedure concerning former basketball coach Don Jaeger, who was dismissed from the coaching position without notice or any explanation. SEA has submitted a letter to the Board of Education "indicating that they desire to proceed to arbitration in the matter," according to Fred Schwarze, who represents the Board. The letter was presented Tuesday night, at the end of a Board-SEA session with an LMB mediator. Jaeger, who had coached Saline "High varsity basketball for 10 years, says he was not notified of the dismissal until June 9, several days after the Board of Education decision to replace him in the coaching job. He will continue to teach a full schedule of physical education and driv-/ er's education. Another teacher, James Bradley, was named at that time to replace Jaeger as coach, and varsity basketball practice has already begun under his guidance. In the third step of the regular grievance procedure, representatives of the Saline Education Association", attended the regular Board of Education meeting last week to appeal the action. In the first two steps, appeals were filed with Paul Thibault, High School principal, and Harold Hintz, superintendent, and no action was taken by either, "on the grounds that coaches are not considered teachers",-according to SEA. The grievance appeals were based on Article XVH, section D of "Professional Behavior" of the master contract which reads ('No .teacher shall be disciplined or reprimanded without just cause." SEA considers that a dismissal constitutes a reprimand. "*The basic question . . . which may have to be decided by arbitration ._.. is wliethfer the coaching position is under. tenure. It is not included in the State: Tenure Act .'. . but phrases from the Tenure Law are included in-Saline's.master contract in such a way as-wrong";! to leave the issue .Hazy. The coach is listed in. the-contract under the salary schedule . . . which last year meant an additional 11 per cent compensation, amounting to $1,265,- for Jaeger. (Still hazier . . . a. subject nobody wants to consider . . . is whether Bradley would have a grievance" if Jaeger were re-instated in the coaching position.) Since SEA's position at the •Board meeting was that Jaeger had still received no formal notification of i the reasons for Ms dismissal (Board members say he had received verbal warnings), the Board secretary," Gerald Coe read aloud a.letter from the board, citing Jaeger's lack of "enthusiasm, * guidance, . leadership, inspiration." - An MEA field representative for Region' IH, jVendell CSlver, said: "The charges I'Ve Heard here,tonight are father vague arid •gerieral.- How can a mail improve if he isri't told "what" he'_5 doing Jerry Graf dismally surveys his dented and pushed-aside gasoline pumps, casualties of a collision Sunday night with a car driven by Kenneth* Hall, 30, of Belleville, at Grafs Gulf Service on W. Michigan Ave. The driver of the car -was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of liquor, released on $100 bond, and scheduled to appear in District Court on August 281 The gas pumps were considered ■blameless in,the accident. Business at the service station continued as usual.
|Title||1969-08-21; 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.|
|Subject/Keywords||Saline (Mich.) � Newspapers; Washtenaw County (Mich.) � Newspapers;|
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