1967-12-20; Saline Reporter
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The Saline [VOL. 19, NO. 15 - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1967 * * » 10c PER COPT — $4 PER YEAR SALINE HOSPITA TRATOR RESIGNS UF OK's Purchase Of Schleh Building For Library Use United Fund members, at their annual meeting Thursday, voted the first third of the purchase price of the Schleh building, $9,000, for the Saline Public Library. The UF board, at an earlier session, had unanimously endorsed the full $27,000 purchase price; but by-laws prohibit one year's board from committing the next. The owner of the building, John Schleh, has agreed that it can be paid for over a three- year period, and the library will request the second third of the amount when next year's UF budget is made up. Said one UF board member: "It was felt that it .will work out." Library board members were delighted. Said the president, Mrs. Charles Kern: "I think it's wonderful! I never Gift Drawing, Movie Program Set Dec. 23 The annual Chamber of Commerce gift drawing and traditional children's movie party will be held at the Junior High School on Saturday. L The movie party, sponsor- ^Me& by the Kiwanis Club, is Jl^dpen to all children of the community without . charge. They need not be accompanied by adults . . . the party is intended to give parents a chance for last_ninute shopping. It will begin at 2 p.m. The youngsters will be entertained by cartoon movies, candy, and a visit from Santa right after the movies, at about 3 p.m. The drawing will be held at that time. Red cards for the drawing are available now at all C-C" member stores. Only one card per person will be accepted at the door. They may be filled out in advance or on the spot; Kiwanians will assist tots who are too young to fill out their own. thought we'd ever get a li- ' brary without bonding. The Schleh building can be made a very attractive place." Said George Anderson: "We're all pleased as punch." The library will take up the option on the Schleh building on December 29, he said, and will take immediate possession and "start removing partitions". Plans call for removal of all inside walls, including the entire upstairs. Since the building was first constructed as a church, the interior walls are not structurally necessary, an architect has stated. Said Anderson: "I'm real hopeful that the library can move in by next June, though renovation of the outside may, come later." The Schleh building would provide 2,844 square feet of floor space, not counting the basement, as compared with 700 square feet in the present library. "We wouldn't use the basement right away," said Mrs. Kern. Besides the library proper, on the main floor, there will be a community-use room of 376 square feet, to be equipped with such conveniences as a pull-down movie screen, chalk board, etc. A balcony will provide additional book space for the library. In other action at tjie United Fund meeting, "three new board' members were elected: Tom Mason, Jon Ditz, and Ruth Hagen; and two members were re-elected: William Crim, Jr., and Cecelia Ference. Officers of the board will be elected at the January meeting. Phone Company Begins Listing For New Books Information is now being compiled for the new General Telephone directory for Saline, K. L. Conway, district manager for the company, announced today. "To insure that all of our business customers have an opportunity to review and discuss their listing in the Yellow Pages, sales representatives of our directory company-will contact them within the next few days," Conway said. Conway pointed out that residential or business customers who wish to make corrections or additions to the directory can call the General Telephone business office. The publication and distribution date for the new dfrectory will he announced later, he said. K you're planning to call Viet Nam during the holidays, you had better reconsider unless arrangements have already been confirmed, P. A. Betty, General Telephone operating vice president, said this week. ( . Telephone circuits between the '^•'U.S. and Vietnam have been v^P "booked up" for the holidays. "All available calling time from the U.S. to Viet Nam has been reserved 4into January," Betty said. Police Dispatcher Struck by Car Police Dispatcher James Symons, 21, put in a full day at work Sunday, despite having been struck by a car on his way to work. Symons, who lives at 207 N. Ann Arbor St., was walking to work at 7:35 a.m. when the accident occurred, at the' main downtown intersection. As he was crossing Michigan Ave., headed south, he was struck by a car driven by Key Winkler, 26, of 749 KnoUwood Ct. Police said that Winkler had been stopped on S. Ann Arbor St., waiting for traffic to clear so that he could make a left turn onto Michigan but that, when he made the turn, he failed to see Symons because the windows of his vehicle were frosted. He was not ticketed. Symons, who was thrown into the gutter by the impact, was treated at the Saline hospital for bruises and a sprained thumb. He went on to work when he was released. CHRISTMAS TEA PLAINTVED AT SHS A Christmas Tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, at Saline High School cafeteria. The tea will be hosted by the administration for all school employees and their families. > LEGION AUXILIARY SETS CHRISTMAS SHINDIG The American Legion Auxiliary will meet for a Christmas party, with $1 gift exchange, at the home of Mrs. Ralph Uphaus, at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. *~ . LEGION SCHEDULES NEW TEAR'S DANCE Members and guests are invited to a New Year's Eve dance at the Legion Home, from 10:30 p.m. Sunday to 4 a_m. Monday. Buffet, refreshments, and dancing will be provided for §8.75 a person. GRADUATED Marcia Lynn Feldkamp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Feldkamp of 8275 Waterworks Rd, graduated from Western Michigan University at the winter commencement ceremonies Saturday. Miss Feldkamp, who received a bachelor of science degree and elementary teaching certificate, is< a 1964 graduate *of Saline High School. j*"5 *'.*^ FOUR- CORNERED CAROLLERS made beautiful music in downtown Saline last Saturday. Girl Scouts and Brownies and their leaders gathered on all four corners at the center of town and somehow managed to sing as a unit, even though they were separated by eight lanes of heavy traffic. The group on the northeast corner appears here. Ifs made up of Junior Girl Scouts of Troop 386, led by Mrs. Barbara Monty, Mrs. Shirley Michaels and Mrs. Emmy Janovits, and a Brownie group led by Mrs. Jean Westphal and Mrs. Barbara Graf. CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY, put on for youngsters of St. Andrew Catholic Church, brought a crowd around Santa and the tree last Saturday. Shown above: just a small portion of the throng at the affair. YOUNG. PEOPLE'S CHOIR from First Presbyterian Church entertained the members of Saline's Senior Citizens group at their Christmas party last Monday at the Legion. The singers: Mike Guenther, Doug Peck, Jr., Mrs. Douglas Feck, assistant leader, Marsha Peck, Melinda Marsh, Betty Jackowski, Marcella Buehl, Mark Hemmye, Mrs. Louis Buehl, leader, Mia Stewart-Robinson, Kenneth Rogers, David Cole. MYI Sets All e: 'No lace to Go, Here7 The alumni of Musical Youth International, an internationally known chorale- instrumental group, will hold their annual Christmas reunion'and benefit concert on Saturday, at the Saline High School. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. Started in 1965 under the direction of Lester McCoy, of Saline, MYI is now a member of People to People, an honor for which it was recommended by former President Dwight Eisenhower. It is the first group of its kind to receive that recognition. Outstanding vocalists and band members are selected each year from high schools throughout Michigan. Their summer tours take them either to Mexico or to Europe; they have also performed in most of the United States. * * * Salinians among the alumni are Bob Austin, Linda Lambarth, Gay and Gilda Wedemayer, Gail Mittendorf, Mary and April Beach, and Dennis Dicks. Jaycees to Judge Home Decorations Next Wednesday Jaycees will judge Saline home decorations, in their annual Christmas "contest, on Wednesday -evening, December 27. Judges will tour the city to select the most outstanding decorations between 6 and 9:30 p.m. on that night, according to the project chairman. Bob Yuhasz. All city residents are eligible and there is no. need to file entries. But the contest does not include business or industry. Three prizes will be awarded this year, Yuhasz. said: for the best over all; for tlie most original; and for the best specialty decoration. .. JANUARY COUNCIL MEETS RESCHEDULED January meetings of City Council have been re-scheduled to Monday, January 8, and Monday, January 22, to avoid conflict with New Year's Day which falls on the first Monday of the month. All council meetings convene at 8 p^m. Hospital Administrator John Strawbridge has resigned. * * * He did so, he said, because "there is no place to go, here". "I don't think the hospital can progress unless utilization is up," said Strawbridge. "If the medical staff "will fill the hospital, there is a chance the hospital can grow to meet the community's needs. We have several doctors who support the hospital real well . . . and a lot who don't. If we had more on the staff who supported it, it would have expanded years ago." Hopes to expand the Saline facility have been frustrated for a number of years, partly because the Greater Detroit Area Hospital Council would not approve it . ... and Blue Cross certification is virtually impossible to obtain without the approval of the GDAHC. The agency has contended that no hospital of less than 50 beds can • operate "in the black"; (Saline's does) and that there is no need in the area for such small facilities. Saline's hospital has 26 beds but staff doctors often refer their patients to the larger hospitals in the county. Said Strawbridge: "This fully accredited hospital is really an asset to the community, and it shouldn't be allowed to go down hill in any way. I am sure Our hospital board isn't going to allow that, either. We have an excellent board, and the community is very fortunate to have a'hospital'of this"calitfre. . "we-"have- some really first-rate personnel here". ' He is "considering severa' other appointments right now," he said. He submitted his resignation to the hoard on December i, effective any time up to'March 1. His, contract calls- for 90 days' notice,' but,"I will vacate' before: then if a successor .is' chosen.-"- ■ "*. . He a-tded:. ','It has been a good twit* "years. I like Saline ■real' well. The .applications pending - are ■ivithin commuting distance,' so j .hope to. keep ,my .home here." H^.and-his wife "arid tlwo ehildrehiive in a home which" they' huiTt in Yorkshire Eslta .esy-'on. Bishop Road. ..' Strawbridge,''came to Saline in January, .1-386, from his post as administrator of Maumee Valley Hospital,. a Lucas County" (Toledo) facility .of 257 beds, similar in operation to Detroit's Receiving Hospital. He had been there since September of 1959.. Other background included Flower Hospital (180 beds) in Toledo, where he took his residency (1954-55) for a master's degree in hospital administration from Northwestern University. He stayed on at Flower as administrative assistant until July of 1956, when he went to Riverside Hospital (167 beds) also in Toledo, as assistant administrator, before taking the position at Maumee. Bus Service To Ann Arbor, YSH Slated Bus service to Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti State Hospital is expected to start in Sa.ina, soon after the first of the year. .Operated by the City Bus Co. of Ann Arbor, buses will stop here approximately every hour during the day; about nine runs each way per day, to coincide with peak commuter hours, according to Joe Prater, manager. The company is owned hy Arvin Marshall. A bus rim from Saline to Ann Arbor, about six years ago, was discontinued because of lack of use. The new service will start with one bus and more will be added as needed, Prater said. The new bus has been purchased and is now being serviced. Schedules will be announced as soon as they are worked out and a place has been approved in Saline as a bus stop. The bus run from here to Aim Arbor will go to the terminal at Main and Ann Streets; and patrons will have transfer privileges to the city buses in Ann Arbor, Prater said. Legion Will Give Christmas Trees ■The American Legionnaires, who have sold Christmas trees this season as a fund-raising project, will now give the remainder of their stock to ,dubs, organizations, or needy families, they announced this week. Anyone who needs a tree may obtain it at the Legion Home, parking lot after 4 p.m. any day but Sunday or •Monday. (One Legionnaire remarked that it would be a noble gesture to give one to the Saline f if emen ... who have also been selling Christmas trees as a fund-raising project.) Mrs. Gage Honored: Outstanding7 Mrs. Harold Gage, of 355 Mills Rd., was named Saline's "most outstanding young woman" at a Jaycee Auxiliary coffee hour, Monday evening. She will he one of the contestants at state level, in January, when the Michigan Jaycee Auxiliary selects four outstanding women. Shirley Gage, nominated for the honor by the WSCS of the Methodist Church, was one of seven candidates here. Only one, Peggy Pogliano, was nominated by the Jaycettes. Othe. nominations came from thr Child Study Club, Mary Liron es; Faith Lutheran Church, Beth Ford; the Episcopa Churchwomen, Linda Gray; the Mary Martha Circle of St John's Lutheran Church, Janice Girbaeh; ahd the Girl Scou' Neighborhood of Saline, Caro? Talsma. The winner's plaque was presented to Mrs. Gage hy Woodie Merchant, who had served as a judge, with Mary Woods and Helen Starling. Other candidates* received certificates o_ appreciation for their community service. Chairman of the event for the Auxiliary was Margaret Kulenkamp. Mrs. Gage joined the WSCS in 1963 and has- served as vice president and is now treasurer. In other church activities, she is a memher of the Adult Fellowship and the Esther Circle, is the. church memberihip secretary, and serves on the com mittee on memorials and the committee oh membership and evangelism. ■ ' She has done* volunteer work at the Blood Bank, is a room mother at Houghton School, has worked on the TB Christmas seal drive. She is membership chairman df the Child Study Club and has taken part in the Mothers' March for the March of Dimes since 1963. She has been a United Fund worker since 1961. She has also worked on the band calendar drive, the measles clinic and eye-test program in the schools, and the city election board; she aided projects of the Hospital Auxiliary, though she is not- a member. She also works part-time in the office of Dr. Eugene Garrison. Her husband is the owner of Harold's Barber Shop. They have three soils, Kevin, 7; Ter- .ry, 10; and.Mark, 13. Candidates for the title, "Outstanding Young Woman" gathered at a Jaycee Auxiliary meeting Menday, to see Mrs. Robert Merchant, one of the judges, present the winner's plaque to Mrs. Harold Gage. Left to rigifc in front are Beth Ford, Shirley Gage, Woodie Merchant, ami Peggy Pogliano. In back are Janice Girhach, Carol Talsma, Linda Gray, and Mary Lirones.
|Title||1967-12-20; 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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