1968-01-31; Saline Reporter
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[r . Saline VOLUME 19, NO. 21 - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1968 10c PER COPY — $4 PER YEAR '* *., ' V-*''W* ».%£♦ 4 -' . ,_' *v* .1 -f ' ' . _ _e >*. — *tf * •*:_?»,V^ rain Progress Voter »"■ For Co egistration Urged ool Election _&- '-. _, , -- .*rV ■* *1, V '*« -_ t .. A ready-made audience of sidewalk superintendents gathered every recess time, when excavation for Saline Relief Drain No. 1 was proceeding near the Jensen School. The drain, tentatively scheduled for completion on May 1Q, is designed to relieve the flooding that periodically inundates-Detroit Street and environs . . . and did so again this week. City crews, who had spent hours bailing out the area at Christmas time, manned the pumps again Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday . . . but this time, at least, no basements filled up. When completed, the drain will serve not only Detroit Street but an area comprising about one third of the city, and it will relieve a storm sewer that serves approximately half of the town. - . Fire Destroys Tavern, Pizza Hestaurant' " A fire of unknown origin Thursday morning gutted'.the building that tis_d to" be called "Five Paints"', and ptit the relatively new Thompsons TaverD and Pizzeria temporarily putiof business. Gerald Thompson, who* opened the tavern there last fall, may return the pizzeria part of his business to its former location, at 107 E. Michigan Avenue, until the larger building is rebuilt, he said. The fire, which apparently started behind the bar, had .gained a good start before if was noticed by a passer-by, as" flames burst from the windows about 4 a.m. Thursday. Tlie roof over the bar section of the building collapsed while firemen were fighting the blaze. Thompson was notified at his home as soon as the fire was put out. Ths building was owned by Harold Zahn, of Ann Arbor, who purchased it in July, 1967. He is still awaiting a "report on damage from his insurance company, he said, and does not know whether it will be-rebuilt damage to the contents alone would run about $12,000. Before opening there last September he had redecorated, remodelled, and carpeted; he built the bar and all fixtures himse'f. taking about a month for the iob. The inside of the bar area was completely destroyed by the fire; and heat damage in the kitchen and dining rcom was "beyond repair", he said. First Savings To Open Office Here Next Week First Savings Association will open for business here Thursday, February 8, in its new building at 179 E. Michigan Ave. Participating in the formal ribbon-cutting ceremony, a t noon, will be Harry S. P°l- mer, president of the Michigan Savings and Loan league; Don Wall, executive director of the League; Bv- rqn Bennett, director of the Savings and Lo?n Division of the Michigan Department of Commprce; and Mayor George Johnson of Saline. All directors of the First Savings Association will also take part: Atwood R. McAndrew. Jr.. president; Harry F. Shaefer. chairman of the board; H. Frederick Shaefer, Jr., secretary - treasurer; Charles K. Lamb, vice president; Mrs. Frances K. Hixson, LeRoy Rutherford, Harry F. Shaefer, J. Bernard Hughes, John D. Renton, and Robert "H. Estes. Atwood R. McAndrew, Sr., is an honorary director, and Jerome A. Lamb is attorney for the association. Regular office hours after the ceremony will be from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. .to 6 p.m. on Friday; and 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. - Three Salinians will constitute-the -Saline office staff: , Ruthe rford-^an assistant. vice president bf'thfe* association, will serve as manager," with Mrs. Ellen Koyle. head teller, anrl Mrs. Mary MacDonald. "-Tpsilanti Savings and L,f>p'n: Association was founded in 1890. and the name was eha" qed the first of this year to First Savings Association. The firm will "become an integral part of the Saline community, offering thrift savings and investor savings plans and providing residents with the opportunity of putting their money to work in helping build a greater Saline through home financing," the president said. SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL MEET SET A meeting of the Saline Area School Advisory Council has been scheduled at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 7, at the High _jfchool library. All meetings of the group are open to the public. ASS Organizations G Work to Start Op. Addition At Ford Plant Construction is expected tc begin immediate'v on a 41,000 s-uar,e foe* addition to the manufacturing area of the Sa- lin.2 Ford P. ant, to be used for "in.-p.ant warehousing". The one-story addition, at an estimated cost of $250,000, will be located on the east side of the present building. It is sched- u'ed for completion in June. No addition to the work force is expected as a result of the addition, a spokesman said. Much of Davenport Street has now vanished into the maw of the gigantic equipment excavating for Saline Relief Drain No. 1. The cut is 28 feet at its deepest point; the 48-inch tile will take away a lot of water. The drain will cross Michigan Avenue (but without tearing it up; they'll tunnel under) and extend beyond Detroit Street into the Clark Street area. Repaving of Davenport Street is scheduled for completion by July 10. ~ Photos by Otto Gunnesch Mothers March for Dimes Sixty-five strong, the women , of Saline are on the street to- •X.t night in the annual Mothers' Y March fbr the New March of ^Dimes, JL^he contingent, which start- v-^STits house-teahouse rounds at '7 p.m., will meet later at the home of Mrs. Howard Kuhl to total contributions.; .A report will be available next week, according to Mrs. Lawrence Step- • sky, chairman. f Mrs. Roger Luttman is co-chairman. Those who are making the march include Saline Child Study Club Members: Mrs. Harry Anderson, Mrs. David Cham pion, Mrs. Donald Clary, Mrs. John Dwyer, Mrs.. Gordon Esch, Mrs. Yvonne Fisher, Mrs. Harold Gage, Mrs. Eugene Garrison, Mrs. Virgle Goodwin, Mrs. Lyle Hanson, Mrs. Robert Heiserman, Mrs. Harold Hintz, Mrs; Robert Hull, Mrs. August Janovits, Mrs. Or- mond Jedele, Mrs.4 John* Klein, and Mrs. Howard Kuhl. Others aire Mirs. Eugene JJeut-* heuser, Mrs. Dan Lirones, Mrs. Roger Luttman, Mrs. John Ma-" der, Mrs. >Edward MaKielski. Mrs. Robert McNally, M.r s. Gerald Meyer, Mrs. Harry Miller, Mrs. Carl O'Brien, Mrs. Michael Pekrul, Mrs. John Proctor, Mrs. Lawrence Skinner, .Mrs. John Trojanowski, Mrs. Wilber VariderYacht, Mrs. Barry VanKoevering, Mrs. Martin Vila, Mrs. Ted Baker, Mrs. Dave Grossman, Mrs. Ladd Houdek, Mrs. ' Herbert Reed, Mrs. J. Kirby Thomas, and Mrs. Robert Wilson. Junior Child Study Club members are Mrs. James - Keller, Mrs. Jerry Losee, Mrs. Richard'Lehtonen, Mrs.'Edwin Logan,- Mrs. Neil Haarer, Mrs. Gilbert Hayes, Mrs. Richard -Zeeb, Mrs.-James Knight, Jr., (Continued on page 2) Students Invited To Economic Club Two Saline High School students Monday attended a luncheon at the Detroit Economic Club, one of a series of events for Junior Achievers in the area. The local youths are Joe Mallory, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mallory of 306 E. Henry St., who is a member of Arbortron Industries; and Paul Sill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sill of 374 Hollywood Dr., a member of the same Junior Achievement firm. Second Semester Adult Classes To Start Monday Second semester Adult Education classes will start at Saline High School on Monday, and registrations "will be taken until then, at the school. First semester classes end this week. To be offered, if enough persons enroll, are blueprint reading, shop math, driver education, modern math, office machines, typing I and H, bridge, knitting, art, beginning machine shop, and physical education and recreation for men and for women. Any other subject would also be given, if a minimum of 10 people sism up for it. Superintendent Harold Hintz said. Bus Service Goes Into Operation The City Bus Co. began operations here Tuesday, with a- most hourly runs between Saline and Yspilanti State Hospital, and between Saline and Ann Arbor. The bus is operated by City Bus Co. of Ann Arbor, owned by Arvin Marshall, the same firm which instituted bus service here some years ago. It was discontinued at that time because of^lack of use; but it is" expecte .H-liat the .growth of population in the area has since created more demand, a spokesman said. The bus starts from Saline at 6:35 a.m., for the State Hospital, and then goes each way at intervals of approximately an hour and 10 minutes until 8:50 p.m. There is a three- hour gap, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., when demand is slight. A fidl schedule appears in an advertisement elsewhere in this issue cf The Reporter, and schedules will be posted in Saline in the near future, a representative said. The service includes free transfer to Ann Arbor buses, from the terminal point at'Main and Ann streets there. Members of the Advisory Council's pool steering committee this week launched a drive to get all school district voters registered in time for .he coming special election on a natatorium. They discovered- Tuesday that time was shorter than they thought: a new statute requires that registration shall close five Fridays before the election, .which would mean a deadline of March 1 if the election is to be held on April 1_ The election date is still not definite. "We're shooting for April 1," said School Superintendent Harold Hintz, "but the Board cannot take definite action until we receive preliminary approval from the state under the School Bond Loan Program." "Whether people are going to vote yes or no on the pool, they have to be registered by March 1, in order to vote at all," noted Audrey VanderYacht and Kris Clark, speaking for the pool steering committee. "We have plenty of time before April 1 to get all the information out, in orderly fashion, but time is short to register." Jaycees will conduct a registration drive in the City of Saline. Township voters must register with their own township clerks. In a first step toward disseminating information, the committee this week; sejat letters to ail "organizations in the area, requesting that representatives attend a meeting on Wednesday, February 28, "so that we e__n explain the facts and figures~of the proposed swimming facility. We want this representative to report back to yov<- group . . . and be prepared to answer questions your members might have." Any organizations of any kind which .may haye been missed are urged to send representatives also. The session is set at 8 p.m. on February 28, in .the Little Theater in the Hisrh School. In their .accumulation of information on,, school swimming facilities, the committee visited West Ottawa High S e h o o 1 ■ in Holland, Mich., Willow Run, and Milan High School; they studied the programming and facilities at these plus Belleville and New Trier High School in Winnet- ka, 111. They have poured over blueprints for the Milan pool; and they have even considered towel and laundry equipment. Their information was compiled after consultations with the coach and laundress at West Ottawa: the coach at Sacred Heart High School in Dearborn; and the coach of the Huron Valley Swim Club, Ann Arbor YM-YWCA, and Abbott School, Ann Ar*- bor; swimming instructors at Lincoln and Belleville, and physical education instructors and school officials here, as well as city recreation department representatives. Besides the February 28 meeting for organizational representatives, they plan to hold at least one general public meeting on the subject, they said, and they hope to hold coffee hours in every neighborhood throughout the school district. For school elections, residents may register at: City of Saline - City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lodi Township - Rudolph Gross, 7385 Noble Rd., 429- 7313 (call for appointment). Saline Township - Mrs. Eleanor Ross, "6435 - Austin Rd., 429-7362 (call for appointment). Pittsfield Township - Samuel Morgan. 4804 Stone School Rd., 662-8042 (call for evening appointments), or Pittsfield Township Hall, State and Ellsworth Rd., 665-5750, open 9. a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Freedom Township — Harold Eiseman. 13875 Waters Rd., GR 9-2872 (call for appointment). Bridgewater Township — Lewis Blaisdell, 10315 Clinton Rd., GA 8-9405 (call for appointment). York Township — Russell Wanty, 1206 Mooreville Rd., 432-3871 (call for appointment) . Honors Si WEIGHT RESTEICTIONS Truck weight restrictions went into effect on Washtenaw County roads at noon on Wednesday, January 31. They are effective until further notice. PTO MEET SET The Junior High PTO will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the school gym. Historical Society Plans Window Displays The Saline area Historical Society plans a series of timely displays, to be changed each month, in the window of the Detroit Edison office here. The February display will feature old-time valentines, they announced, and March will "herald the approaching summer season with 'gay nineties and twenties' bathing suits". The society re-elected its founding board members at the first annual meeting on Thursday. Officers are Ruth Vila, president; Helen Esch, vice president; and Chris Clark, secretary-treasurer. Anyone, interested in the society is invited to contact any member of the board. MBI MOM5ENT OF CLIMAX IN JAYCEES' Yj|lAE came during the Bosses' Nigit banqutet last week at Leutheuser's. The seven men in line at left had been nominated, on the basis of their commun- ity_work "during the year, for the club's highest honor! the Distinguished Service Award. The Jieven. (from left): Eon Finkbeiner, Jon Ditz, Jim Ford, George Agin, Jim Martiny, Jack Keliey, Jan Losee. Saline Mpayor George Johnson, at the podium, issued certificates tcNall seven ... and then the announcement was made- ending a whole year of suspense: Jim Ford was the DSA award winner. Dennis Setterington, at right, was chairman of the DSA portion of the program.
|Title||1968-01-31; 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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