1967-12-27; Saline Reporter
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. X VOL. 19, NO. 16 ~ WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1967 # » * 10c PER COPY — $4 PER YEAB DETROIT' Jaycees' Projects Include Decoratl TELEVISION INVADES CLASSROOMS NOW Wilson, Schmidt Take Top Honors A committee of Jaycees made the rounds of Saline Wednesday night, this week, to pass judgment on residential Christmas decorations. Winners in the annual event: Best over-a*!l: Th. John Wilsons, 380 Hollywood Dr; honorable mention, the William Mehr- lings, 392 Mills Rd. Most original decoration: The Bruce Schmidts, 218 Tower Dr.; honorable mention," the Frank Brittains, 351 Pond View Dr. A specialty award went to the Dennis Setteringtons, who're the residents of Apt. 7, at 276 Clark St.; and honorable mention in this category went to Mrs. Phyllis Douthat, 302 E. Henry. The Jaycee judges this year, headed by'Robert Yuhasz, were Mrs. Yuhasz, Bob Daisher, Mr. and Mrs. John Snook, and John Peterson. Saline Jaycees will put a- way memories of past years and prickers in fingers and faces . . . and will hold their regular pick-up of tired Christmas trees on Saturday of next week, January 6. The round-up will be held in the afternoon. Salinians can get this free Jaycee service simply by parking the tree at the curb. When the town has been covered, and all trees picked up, the '67 crop of evergreens will be taken to Curtiss Park and burned . . . making a fine show for the spectators. SEEK D. S. A. CANDIDATES HERE Saline Jaycees this week 17 issues, can be used to en- launched their annual man- ter candidates, hunt ... a search for the Nominees must be between man best-qualified to get the 21 and 35 years of age . . . Jaycee Distinguished Service need not be Jaycee members Award. . . . but should be chosen on All Salinians are irivited to the basis of service to corn- participate in the hunt, since ' munity during the past-year, maximum participation will Nominations can be made help make sure that the best by filling out the blank and man gets the high honor."- Ac- mailing it to Setterington by cording to Dennis Settering- the deadline date, ton, chairman of the award * * * committee, nominations for Announcement of the win- the Distinguished Service A- ner will climax the' 1968 ward must be submitted by Bosses' Night banquet-meet- Thursday, January 18 . . . ing to be held the evening of and judges will choose the the 23rd at Leutheuser's Res- winner from among the nom- taurant. Last year's Bosses' inees in time for the D.S.A. Night, held here as part of a man to be announced Janu- nation-wide Jaycee celebra- ary 23. tion, produced a turnout of Nomination blanks printed more than 100 Jaycees, boss- in The Reporter this week, es . . . and D.S.A. winner and in the January 3, 10, and Dave Cobb. 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. Reason's for nomination: (Mail ballot to: Dennis Setterington, P.O. Box 254, Saline) Relief Drain Project Set To Start Next Week Residents of Detroit St. Dav- But the big floods, as usual, spots to hold the millpond in enport St. and Clark St., almost occurred along Detroit and Da- place. The situation was the overwhelmed by last week's floods, were encouraged by this week's news that next week the Eddy Construction Co. hopes to start actual operations on a long-awaited relief drain for the area. venport. The overflow rose to worst I can remember in at curb level by mid-week . spread to residents' doorsteps . . . and inundated basements for hundreds of feet in all directions. The DPW started ' round-the- Mayer George Johnson, clock pumping operations 'when members of City Council, and the flooding first started . . . but the DPW crew, who also were the pump wasn't up to the job the high water kept a weather almost overwhelmed by the . . . and the water kept "rising. eye on the sky . . . and the flood and the complaints of ir- Detroit St. was flooded until other eye hopefully on Eddy ate residents, were hopeful that Christmas Eve. After working Construction and the planned finally the end of the years- long hours through, the week, relief drain least the last five or six years." This week, with the flooding problem ended, possibly until the spring thaws, the DPW turned to the business of salting streets and routine pickup of Yuletide trash. But all persons affected by What's the tv show that has those Jensen School students all wrapped up and wide-eyed? Captain Kangaroo? The Lucy Show? Soupy Sales? Disneyland? All wrong! It's a video lesson in phonics, taped by their teacher, Mrs. Pat Ritsema, using television and iimnling equipment, recently bought by the school district for 'educational purposes. Pat appears ori. screen below, as Mrs. Kay Burr, elementary reading supervisor, sets the screen for optimum viewing. old flooding problem is in sight. Actually, Eddy's equipment moved into the area last week, to commence work on the relief drain . . . but the heavy machinery bogged down almost immediately in the rain-soaked soil at the . drain's beginning point, eas.t of Jensen School and all operations ceased until the ground firms up enough to carry the equipment. Hopefully, that'll be next week. Meanwhile, city crews and administrators, along with the flood-stricken Saliniahs, can look back on the past week as a record - breaker. Basements trying to bring the torrent under control, DPW crewmen continued on the job all day- Sunday and all day Christmas . . . and when the temperature dropped, the rains stopped, and the skies cleared somewhat, the Detroit St. pond finally disappeared down the drain. Walt Moore, Pete O'Mara, Skip Dechert, Dean Theurer, Dick Cole and Mike Strait, were cited by Mayor George Johnson for the long hours they put in on the week-long emergency. Johnson also praised Randy Said Strait this week: "Our policy will be just to try to get those people by until that county relief drain is finished." Said Johnson: "I want to emphasize that the City has done all it can do in this matter. It's out of our hands, and has been, ever since Saline City Council voted authorization of the relief drain, in October, 1965. "It's regrettable that several of our present and incoming councilmen are being subjected Karr and Mike Rapp, college to criticism and abuse in this students who came home for affair . . . when they obviously Christmas vacation ... . and had nothing to do with it ... . were flooded in "widely scatter- were "drafted" instead to help and especially in light of the hold back the flood. fact that our Council of 1965 The DPW's job along Det- took action which should have roit St. was complicated by the led to a remedy of the problem fact that the dam and earth- long before this." ^v, works on W: Michigan had .- ■ * * * some uneasy hours last week The relief drain may very S\'„-_Kith>nev.er.;,a.,drop of»w_ater be- too. "It got kind of.rough Thurs.-, well'be completed in time to *' "* fore, got their first floods dur- day night," says Strait. "We cope with spring floods, Strait ed parts of town . . . not.just in the Detroit St. neighborhood . . . and City Administrator Mike Strait notes that many • homes which had been high and dry" fhrbughout Saline's history. ing the. long downpour. had to saxjdbag Strait. a few weak declared this week. Oh, By the Way! Ah impressive and beautiful ed down 'to the Mercantile to Salinians even to lay hands on concert by alumni of Les Mc- furnish* bags for the sandbag- Coy's Musical; Youth Interna- ging .operations" at. .the dam. tional, last Saturday," was im- • **"* * pressively and beautifully cli- Several, other unsung- heroes: maxed when the MYI. youths Mr. and Mrs.* Harold * Gage, presented Les and his wife with Dwight Reynolds, Howard Mc- a card and gift for their 40th Cann and Robert Howard, who wedding anniversary.-The con- served as chaperones and ob- cert, held in the. Saline High servers - at the Junior High gym, featured band and-choral Christmas Hop last week-end. numbers by members and ex- With-twc local rock bands fur- members of MYI. Admissions nishing-music; the experience for the event" will go1 into the wa_',sO "de'afening, that the five MYI scholarship fund to help qualified young musicians take part in the"" group's yearly concert tour of foreign laiids. . .. * *y - - .' - Rusty's General Store/ a familiar, friendly' landmark for years in Bridgewater, hfis closed . . . but the miniature U.S. Post Office at the Tear of the store, serving the people of Bridgewater, continues its operations as usual. * * * One of the city's unsung heroes is Lyle Phillips, who was called out of church last weekend by the DPW . . . and hustl- adults; probably 'couldn't care less whether they're "unsung" or not, "The One-Way Street", it long enough to read it. But Ann* herself has come to the rescue. In response to a frenzied plea from The Reporter (we haven't seen the story yet ourselves), Ann has promised to get extra copies from the publishers for us. As soon as they arrive, we'll move them right around the corner to the SaUne Library, where Eilie's copy has disappeared. Hopefully those extra copies will remain in the library collection from then on ... as a permanent record of Ann's and headed by Chris Carman, and Saline's days of glory in 1967. "The' Oqtkasts", master-mind- * * * ed by Steve Wild, took turns belting out the sound, and the total effect was obviously pleasing to' all teens on hand. The November Issue of Mc- CalFs magazine,, contaifiing Comes a note from former Salinians: Oh! By The Way: There was quite a SaUne Reunion at the "Knot Hole Bar" in Commins during the deer season. George and Theda Conner, former SaUne residents Ann-. PeUegreno's story of her^jand now owners of the bar sure famous flight, was snapped iijp enjoyed seeing you aU. Included in a hurry ... and already it has become such a coUect- or's item in the SaUne area that it's been impossible for many Local Man's Kin Died Saturday At Howell H/C. Lacking only a few days of reaching his 83rd birthday, Fred C. Rieckhoff, Sr., of Howell, passed away last Saturday at McPherson Health Center, after a long illnses. Born and raised in the How- eU - Brighton area, Rieckhoff was weU - known as a Howel" jeweler and optometrist through most of his' adult life. *. He remained in the area except for only a period of 1C years spent in Silver City, New Mexico. Family Night Potluck Climaxed St. Paul's 60th V. Married December 12, 1923, in Ann Arbor, he and his wife Ina raised a family of three daughters, two sons . . . one of whom, Fred Rieckhoff, Jr., is a SaUne resident. His wife and" aU their children . . . plus three grandchildren . . . survive. Funeral rites were held Wednesday at Schnickenberg Funeral Home, HoweU, with the Rev. Allan Gray officiating. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery, Brighton. • Year-long ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the founding of St. Paul's Evangelical and United Brethren Church were climaxed this month with a family potluck in the church basement. Former ministers and sons of the church who have entered the ministry were feat- ured guests and speakers, (and we hope aU of you went home with your big buck) were Glen Hamlin, Roily Goltz, Ray Riggs, Pete Desbrough, AUie Burkhardt, Neal Haarer, Rudy Wahl, Ralph Bowen, Smitty, Ted Ormsby, Clarence Haarer, Ray Carlton, Tony Schild, Dee and Edna Richards and some cf their wives and others. Hope to see you all again next year. George & Theda Conner and Son * * * And from Dave Cobb, whom SaUne remembers as a hard worker for community causes . . . and winner of the 1967 Jaycee Djstinquished Service A- w?rd. Things going well with the displaced Saiine-ites. We both confess to a good deal of nostalgia* when reading through the Reporter weekly, but readily admit preference for shortened drive (from. 70 miles to 3 miles per day). Dearborn has excel- lefi': activities available, but so far its been difficult to identify with the city as we did with Saline. Best of luck in the coming ye§r. Dave,. Janet & Eric V Cobb Private Robert E. Armbruster, 19, son cf Mr. and Mrs. Ray Armbruster, Jr., 323 N. Ann Arbor" St., Saline, completed a field radio mechanic course December 15 at the Army Armor School, Ft. Knox, Ky. •"
|Title||1967-12-27; 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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