1968-01-03; Saline Reporter
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The Saline VOL. 19, NUMBER 17 -WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3,1968 10c PER COPY — $4 PER YEAR Griffin% Wounded in Viet Nam Dexter Looks Mike's Annual Like Threat Report to be Moving Event IN VIETNAM Ml. 3*. Don Jaeger took a coachman's holiday between Christmas and New Year's. The Saline cage mentor traveled to Chelsea and took in some of the key games in the area-wide tournament .-..being "held- there. The news he brought back is grim for Hornets. Dexter, the tpam that Saline faces this Friday, showed an aggressive offense and a stubborn man-for-man defense. The Dreadnaughts won two of their three tourney games . . . and their one loss, to Stockbridge, the team, that went on to win the tournament, was by a very narrow margin. Adding to the prospects for trouble Friday, Saline cage teams have traditionally encountered hard times on the Dreadnaughts' home floor. Last year, Jaeger recalls, the Hornets held the conference lead when they trotted out onto the Dexter High boards. When the game ended, the Hornets found themselves half-way down the league ladder . . . and later events proved that the Dexter game cost Saline the championship. "It's just as imoortant a game to us this time as it was last year." says Jaeger. "We've just about got to win it if we hope to remain in the running." Complicating thine, s for Saline is the fact that the team faces a fair-sized conditioning program this week. Larry Ferguson and Bill Levleit have been flu-bugged . . . Mike Farrell has a fractured toe . . . Dale Wilson has just returned to action after losing time with a. knee injury . .'.. and Tom Mann pulled a leg muscle in practice Tuesday. The team held workouts and scrimmages to keep in trim during the holidays . . . but injuries and illness have still cut the Hornets' strength x pretty drastically. The varsity game Friday will start about 8:15 p.m., following the Jayvee opener. City Administrator Mike Strait's annual report to City Council is going to be a 'moving event. Literally. Mike has come - up with a type of annual report that, as far as he knows, has_ never been used anywhere else. Thje whole thing is on 8 mm. color film. All city happenings in 1967 are included in the movie. '. . much DPW work; the new municipal parking lot; operation of the new packer, dump truck, police cars; work at the cemetery; the new pavilion and bridge at Curtiss Park; construction in Rolling Meadows and Old Creek Farms subdivisions (the latter is now at the excavation stage); construction of the new fire hall; other private and commercial construction. There are even shots of the Ann Pellegreno parade and pictures from the Michigan Municipal League convention at Mackinac Island, attended by Mike and Mayor George Johnson. Mike, who wants to "get a few more pictures yet" expects that the movie report will be ready for the January 22 Council meeting. In February, he p^ns to present, on color slides, suggestions on city work for the coming five years. And next year's annual report will be on slides, he said, "since they're easier to present". His purpose in preparing the unusual annual report was to "renew everyone's memories of what has been happening and make it more vivid." All of the movies and slides were made at his own expense, he said. Pfc. Joseph L. Pierce, of 560 S. Ann Arbor St., arrived in Viet Nam late in November and is stationed at the air base at Saigon. His' mother and stepfather are Mr. and Mrs. William L. Moore, of Saline. His address: Pfc. Joseph L. Pierce, RA ,16932314, _ 110th Trans Co. Depot, APO San Francisco; Calif., 96307. Jim Griffin may now be in Japan. His parents received a letter from him today, dated December 30, which reads: "How are things going? I am having a Red Cross worker write this for me because I was hit by a Claymore, and both arms are in bandages. I am doing fine now. This hospital is at Long Binh Post, 25 miles northwest of Saigon. Tomorrow (which would have been New Year's Eve) I go into surgery again for more stitches. Then in a couple of more days, I guess they'll send me to Japan. The doctor says from- there I'll probably go to the States for possible surgery on my eye. But the doctor says there's nothing to worry about at all. I'll be seeing you within a year." Pfc. James W. Griffin, wounded on December- 27 in Viet Nam, is "feeling well" and listed as "prognosis good" according to late word received by his parents. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Griffin, of 165 Nichols Dr., were notified late Thursday by the Adjutant General's Office in Washington, D.C, that, "as a result of hostile action" their son "sustained metal fragment wounds to the left thigh . . . he was on a sweep-mine mission when hit by fragments of a hostile mine ..." With the assistance of the Washtenaw County chapter of the American Red Cross, the Griffins received further information Saturday: "Patient sustained multiple fragment wounds, all extremities. Prognosis good. No nerve or artery involvement. Servicemen writing family. States feeling well." Another detail, "Length of stay in hospital unknown", was added in a message received Tuesday from the Casualty Information Office for Viet Nam, •Chicago; 111. •' *" Griffin hpd been in Viet Nam for about three months with Compgny C of the fourth Battalion, 12th Infantry, 199th Infantry Brigade. A 1965 graduate of Sahne High School, Jim had been a mainstay of the Hornet varsity during his high school career. He attended Ferris State College before entering the Army last May. During training at Ft. Knox, Ky., and Ft. Polk, La.," he had won medals for marksmanship in machine gun and riflery. BOY SCOUTS SCHEDULE PAPER DRIVE HERE Boy Scout Troop 446 will conduct a city-wide, door to door paper drive in Saline Saturday. They expsct to stop at every house, but anyone who is missed may call 429- 9853 or 429-9002 for pick-up. PTO Plans Panel on Special School Services The Saline Elementary Parents Organization will sponsor a panel presentation at 8 p.m. Monday, in the Jensen Elementary School, on programs and services which schools are utilizing to provide additional assistance and support to the students and teachers in the elementary school. Special consideration will be given to the following areas: emotionally disturbed ehPdren; children with learning difficulties; mentally retarded and physically disabled youngsters; and children who are "disturbing to the school system". Typical supporting personne' to be discussed are as follows: the helping teacher; the e'e- mentary school counselor; the crisis teacher; the visiting teacher; elementary remedial and specialist teachers; and teachers of the homebound. Chairman and moderator for the evening will be Dr. Julius S. Cohen, associate professor in the school of education at the University of Michigan. The Speakers will be Harriet Bellinger, public health nurse and visiting teacher; Jerry P. Goe- bel, recreational therapist; and Virginia E. Johnson, community liaison teacher. Each of the speakers will present a description of current programs and problems in his specific area. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer period. The' program will start promptly at 8 p.m. and should be concluded about 9:3& p._n. Refreshments, will be served following the meeting. The public is invited. Tax Exemption Forms Are Now Available Here Senior citizens' and veterans' homestead tax exemption forms have been mailed to all persons In the city who received such exemptions last year, and ■ City Assessor Bob Harrison issued a reminder that it is necessary to file an application for exemption each year during January or February. Persons who believe they may be eligible may make application as the assessor's office, on the form provided. Persons 65 or over who are paying taxes in Saline should inquire as to their eligibility for exemption, Harrison said. The basic requirements for the senior citizens' exemption are (1) property market value not in excess of $20,000, and (2) income not in excess of $5,000. Veterans or widows of veterans are notified of their eligibility for the veterans' exemption by the Veterans' Affairs Office in the county. Information regarding the exemption may be obtained from the City Assessor or the Veterans' Affairs Office. Basic requirements for the veterans' exemption are (1) property value not in excess of $20,000, and (2) military service during time of war. Harrison will be available for assistance in filing for these exemptions on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at City Hall and at other times and places by individual arrangement. Library Board ixercises Option On Schleh Bldg. UF OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED New officers of the United Fund Board will be elected and installed at a meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Saline Savings Bank community room. C-C MEET SET The Chamber of Commerce will meet at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Saline Savings Bank community room, to plan for 1968. Marcia Feldkamp, ed Saline Public Library Board took up the option on the Schieh building, Friday, and paid the first third of the purchase price. The building, at the corner of Henry and S. Ann Arbor streets, had been offered to the city by the owner, John Schleh, for $27,000. The $9,000 payment came from the United Fund. Present when the transfer was made were Mrs. Charles Kern, president of the library board; Mayor George Johnson; City Attorney Allan Grossman; and library . board members, Mrs. Harry Holmes, Mrs. Regis Wolfinger, and Councilman George Anderson. Insurance has been arranged for, and heat and electricity have been turned on, Anderson said today; and work to transform the inside of the building may begin next week. All interior walls are to be removed. The second floor will also be taken out without structural damage to the building, which was originally constructed as a church. It is hoped that the library will be able to move into its new quarters next June, when it will have approximately four times its present space, plus parking and basement. Exterior improvements of the Schleh building may have to come later, according to board members. Tree Pick-up Set Saturday Jaycees will conduct their annual pick-up of Christmas trees throughout the city, Saturday, as a public service. Householders are asked to feav_ "discarded trees at the curb. Ron Finkbeiner is chairman of the project. Members are to meet at the American Legion hall promptly at 1 p.m. The "burning of the greens" will take place at 4 p.m. at the rear,of :Curtiss Park. The public is invited . to watch; but spectators are advised to "get there on. time, • because those trees go poof in a hurry". Research is still under way to determine whether there are any heirs of the Davenport family, which presented the present library building . . . but with a reverter clause in case it should cease to be used as a library. If a clear title can be obtained, the library board hopes to sell the present building, on N. Ann Arbor Street, to defray costs of remodelling its new location. The next meeting of the library board is scheduled Tuesday, January 16. Jaycees Now Operate Ice Rink Here The Jaycees, now.94 members strong, have taken over full operation of the ice rink at Henne Field. The rink, one of the largest in Washtenaw County, has been maintained in the past by the city recreation commission and is still, technically, under its auspices. But Jaycees have undertaken all maintenance and supervision, as a community service project. Flooding of the rink began on December 27, and skating started there Friday. In the first five days, Jaycees estimated that "375 million kids" used the facility. The rink is open and supervised from 3:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays. Refreshments and a skate-sharpening service are available .there. Rink chairmen are Jan Losee, Paul Horn, and Tom Reigle. Scheduled for January 28 (if cold weather holds out) is the Jaycees' annual, skating party fOjT area children, hotdogs, hot chocolate, and games wdl be provided. FIREMEN TO MEET i Saline Firemen will ..meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Fire Hall. n Social Services, Inc. Lists Contributors Saline Area Social Services, Die, has listed contributors of "the food, clothing, toys, and money that were used to provide Christmas gifts for needy families in the area. Donations for the purpose came from the Homemaker Study Group, FHA, 25 and Up dub, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority of Ann Arbor, Holy Cross Episcopal Mission, the Happy Hours 4-H Club, Faith Lutheran Church, and individuals and departments of the Ford Motor Co. Saline plant. ' Relief Drain Digging Starts Detroit, Clark and Davenport St. residents will enjoy the view at Jensen School this week. Just east of the school playground, Eddy Construction Co. workers and machines have started the relief drain project which eventually should solve the flooding problem in Saline's northeast quadrant. The huge four foot tiles awaiting burial will carry off the water which up till now has backed up and flooded whole neighborhoods after thaws and downpours. Digging on the project actually started last Thursday . . .but the Eddy shovel ran into a flooding problem itself, and the contractor had to bring in bigger equipment to cope with -ill the ground water he encountered. City Administrator Mike Strait holds to his prediction that the drain wil be completed in time for baptism next spring. Mail Rates To Go Up; • Next Week Increased rates for all classes of mail except parcel post and international mail will go into effect Sunday, Postmaster Clarke Gordon reminded postal customers today. "Even with the new rate of six cents for' first-class mail and 10 cents for air mail, postal service is still a real bargain," Postmaster Gordon declared. "For six cents you can send a letter to any of the 50 states, to any United States territory or possession, to Canada or Mexico, or to .an American serviceman stationed anywhere in the world." The new rate of six cents per ounce for first-class mail applies up to 13 ounces and the new rate of 10 cents per ounce for air mail applies up to 7 ounces, Under the new rate structure all first-class mail over 13 ounces and all air mail over 7 ounces will be merged into a single category. Another Tate change that will affect the general public is the increase from four to six cents for the first two ounces of individual pieces of third-class mail. Unsealed greeting cards may be sent at this rate, Postmaster Gordon said. Postmaster Gordon also noted that effective January 7 special handling will be available on third-class parcels weighing between eight and sixteen ounces. Special handling has not been available on these parcels since 1958, when packages weighing between eight and sixteen ounces were transferred from fourth to third-class mail. Postmaster Gordon said that the new rate structure will mean a reduction of postage on some parcels. Jaycees Set Bosses' Night January 23 x Wendy ^Wild Wedi Bosses' Night, the a n n u a 1 banqi'et - meeting of Jaycees ■/[ . . and their employers, will be at Leutheuser's Restaurant, at ' " 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 23, - according to Jack Kelly, local - * president. A feature of the evening will be the announcement of Saline's outstanding young man for the - year. A committee headed by Dennis Setterington, is canvassing churches, businesses, clubs and organizations to determine which young man, 21 through 35 years of age, has contributed the most to the community during the year. Anyone may nominate an outstanding man in the community. Ballots may be obtained from Saline Savings Bank, Citizens Bank, Rotary Club, * Masons, Kiwanis Club, American Legipn, all local churches, and The Sahne Reporter. The deadline for having ballots "■ turned in'is January 18, 1968. ^ Bosses' Night is an annual feature of Jaycee chapters throughout the nation. It is de- A candlelight, double ring dicated to the bosses who sup- ceremony Saturday at Bethel port the Jaycees and recognize Unlted church of christ uWt_ the value of the organization. ., . . . T The speaker at the banquet ed m marriage Marcia Lynn will be Pat Duggan, this years' Feldkamp, daughter of Mr. state president of the Jaycees. and Mrs. Leon Feldkamp of Toastmaster will be BiU Gar- 8275 Waterworks Rd., and pow, chairman for this year's Joseph Charles Cromas, son event. Tickets will be available 0f Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cro- from committee members. SALINE WOMAN'S CLUB TO HEAR SPEAKER mas, of Albion. The couple will make their home at Elmwood Apts. E-8, 100 Western Ave., Kalamazoo, where the groom is a Milton Brown, the Head of senior at Western Michigan community relations at Ypsi-.- University. He is a 1964 gra- lanti State Hospital, will-be duate of Albion High School, the speaker at a meeting of The bride, a 1964 graduate of the Woman's Club, at 2 p_m. Saline High School and also Tuesday, at the home of Mrs. a graduate of Western Michi- Kenneth Taylor. gan University, is now em- Mrs. Walter Heininger will ployed as a teacher in the give the devotions. Parchment school system. The Rev. T. W. Menzel eon- ducted the wedding ceremony. Matron of honor was Mrs. Michael Smith of Saline, and bridesmaids were Miss Marilyn Cromas, sister of the groom, of Albion, -and Miss Marcile Bauknecht, formerly of Sahne an<3, now of Gobies, Mich. John Knight, of Albion, served as best man; ushers were Martin arid Keith Feldkamp, brothers of the bride. A reception at the church followed the ceremony. Hostesses were Mrs. Albert Eas- udes, of Dearborn Heights; Mrs. Earl Heller, Chelsea; Miss Julie Feldkamp and Miss Linda Kalmbach, both of Ann Arbor; and the Misses Shirley Roehm and Cheryl Henes of Saline. .Mr. and.Mrs. John James Bognar are at home at 3135 Wilder Dr., South Bend, ind., after their December 30 nuptial mass at St. Andrew's Church here and a honeymoon at Pheasant Run resort in the Chicago area. Mrs. Bognar is the former Wendy Ellen Wild, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lauren D. Wild of. 230 Russell St., a graduate of the Sahne High School (1963) and Western Michigan University (1967). She is employed as a teacher at Marian High School in Mishawaka, Ind. The groom is the son of Mr. arid Mrs. John Joseph Bognar of South Bend, a graduate of St. Joseph High School, South Bend, in \%§Z, and of Western Michigan University in 1967. He is in business, with his father at River Park Furniture, in South Bend. A reception at Leutheuser's Restaurant followed the ceremony here. Maid of honor at the wedding was the bride's sister, Miss Heidi Wild, and the sister of the groom, Mrs. Rudy Leutzinger of Sawyer, Mich., was matron of honor. Miss Susan Greve, of Jackson, was bridesmaid. Best man was James De- Freeuw, of West Lafayette, Ind. .Groomsmen were Timothy Sweeney, Cincinnati, O.; - •Michael Earley,, South Bend, Ind.; Steven Wild, brother of the bride; and Rudy Xeut- zinger. _______l~ui_. _-i-M_-_-U_-j_.
|Title||1968-01-03; 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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