1968-02-14; Saline Reporter
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OL. 19, NO. 23 - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1868 10c PER COPY — $4 PER YEAR Two Generations and Ponies: Bonnie Jo Feldkamp, 13-year-old daughter of the Lloyd Feldkamps, is following her father's footsteps . . . she entered her own team in a pony pull sponsored by the Dynamometer Association, Saturday night, at" the Michigan State Livestock Pavilion in East Lansing. (The dynamometer, a device for measuring the amount of "pull", was developed by Lloyd and an associate.) Bonnie Jo's team placed 17th in a field of 46 teams of the lightweight class, a good showing on a first try. Her father's team was first in the heavyweight class, competing against ponies from Indiana and Ohio as well as Michigan. The Feldkamps live at 9391 VV. Michigan Ave.. Bonnie's efforts at the pony pull even inspired an onlooker to write a poem about her: "Little ponies, pull together, If you want to make me glad" . . . etc. Saline area dairy farmers are deeply concerned about the advent of -artificial milk on the Michigan market. " The product, which contains not one drop of real milk, is made from sodium casemate (a chemical derived commercially from milk) and vegetable fat, corn syrup solids, a few other chemicals, and water. Many who have tasted it say it is quite "flat" . . . and "when it's warm, it tastes awful," reports Lloyd Finkbeiner. president of the Saline local of the Michigan Milk Producers Association. Nevertheless, the artificial liquid milk represents one more inroad into the dairy farmers' market, which has already been severely dented by margarine, whipped toppings, and and artificial powdered coffee creams, which are also made from chemicals. "The artificial product is cheaper, and people claim you can't tell the difference," said Finkbginer. "The heck you can't!" "But," he added, "this is a big threat to the milk industry. It could be as bad as oleo and artificial whipped cream." The concern of local farmers Was demonstrated at a recent meeting of the MMPA here, when the farmers voted, an increase in the percentage of their proceeds which goes into promotion of milk products. In the past, there has been a voluntary contribution of 2 cents per hundredweight of milk produced by each farmer. The motion put to a vote wpuld mjake, the contribution compulsory to MMPA members, and I raise it to 4 cents per hundredweight. The total might work out to $140 to $150 a year for each . . . "that's a rough guess," said Finkbeiner. The motion passed here _by 80 per cent . . . was approved 100 per cent in the Adrian local . . . and has been okayed by. an average of 77 per cent ^in all Michigan locals. ^REPORTER PUBLISHES ' EARLY NEXT WEEK Washington's Birthday next week, February 22, will he a post, office holiday. This means The Reporter must be printed one day early, in order to get the paper to our maiL subscribers on Wednesday, instead of holding it over until Friday. To help the newspaper staff speed the job, we will appreciate early submission of news and advertising copy. :• , ______ Alarmed sea! JViilk T.he first artificial! liquid milk has been introduced in west - central Michigan by Dean Foods Co., Liberty Dairy of Evart; it's called "Tingle". So far, it hasn't reached Saline . . . none of the local grocers has seen it in wholesale lists. Said one: "What's it good for?" But all of them carry ths chemical whipped toppings and coffee mixtures, as well as margarine, as a matter of course. While formulas for chemical milk vary somewhat in different products, one laboratory analysis has shown a product now on the market to be decidedly inferior to cow's milk in nutrition, according to Miebisan Milk Messenger, a publication of MMPA. . The chemical milk particularly lacks calcium, phosphorous and other minerals, and has considerably less protein than real milk, Milk Messenger reports. A recent article in the Messenger adds: "Speculation a- bout the market future of the chemical milk has ranged widely. One fact is clear: Until consumers render their verdict by either buying or not buying it, all guessing is rather futile. Some say that while the chemical, mi'k probably has limited potential to take sales from dairy farmers, it may be the forerunner of a potentially greater market threat - 'filled' milk." "This product, iftade from skim milk with vegetable fat replacing the butterfat, is at present illegal for sale in Michigan." "It has been tried in a few markets in other states with varying success. A big selling point in some places has been the filled milk's ishelf life, but one dealer who makes the stuff has said that when it goes bad it is fputrid.' This could be due to the coconut oil used as butterfat replacer." "Dean's motive in introducing ithe chemical milk to Michigan is not quite clear. They are not'the first company to offer it here, but they are the first with large scale marketing (sales results are not known)." Bus Business Said "Better Than Expected" The new bus service from Sa^ " Hne" "to* 'AibST" SrB5r5":ahd-" "from Saline to Ypsilanti State Hospital is "doing better than we expected", Arvin Marshall, owner of City Bus Co., said today. In its first two weeks of operation here, the service averaged about 100 passengers a day, both ways, Marshall said. The bus, which makes nine trips each way per day, seats 52 persons, which is more than adequate since it has never, so far, carried more than 29 or 30 passengers at once. The terminal, in Saline, is on S. Ann Arbor St., between Schmid's Grocery and the entrance to the city parking lot. Schedules are posted in Schmid's window and at The Saline Reporter. The bus will stop anywhere along its route to pick up or let off passengers, Marshall said, but rates are set by the Michigan PubUc Service Commission; and they cannot be cut. A round-trip fare from Saline to Ann Arbor is $1.35; books of five round-trips or 10 tickets are available for $6.50. A round-trip fare from Saline to the state hospital is 80 cents and books of tickets are also available for that route. ■ So far, the bus line has carried more passengers to and from the state hospital than to and from Ann Arbor, he said. Many state hospital employees live in the Saline area. Mrs. Surgenor Is Director Of Nurses Here - Mary M. -Surgenor,—R.. 1ST.- df- Pinckney^ h&s accepted the post of 'director of nursing at Saline Community Hospital. She started work here last Week. Mrs. Surgenor, who was director of nursing at Annapolis" Hospital in Wayne, from 1957! to 1963, has also worked as OB' supervisor at Garden City Hospital; night supervisor at Beyer Hospital in Ypsilanti; at Wayne County- General Hospital and as visiting nurse for McPherson Hospital in Howell. She attended both Eastern and Western Michigan universities, took her nursing training at Bronson Methodist Hos- pitalin Kalamazoo, and has an AB degree from the Margaret Hague School in Jersey City. Her husband, WiUiam, is the Chief of PoUce in Pinckney. Fair Set Sept. 3-7 "Parade or No" . The 3968 SaMne Community ' Fair wiU be held September 3 through 7, the Fair Board reported Monday night . . . but "the future of the traditional Fair Parade is in doubt. Board members and departmental superintendents have been troubled by the fact that tho para<^. always he'd on Saturday afternoon, • leaves the . crowd in downtown Saline'wh^'e the Fair j?oes on at the Fairgrounds. Moreover, it cuts the time allowed for the ,pet show, and overlaps into other Saturday events. Other days for the uarade were considered, b'it- Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday cf the Fair are s^hedu'ed f'_i; Tuesday is a working dav. Monday, th. rlay before, is Labor Day, and there would be a traffic problem on Michigan Ave. .Moreover, many of the Saline 'Fair exhibitors are shnwine at the State Fair on Labor Day. , A suggestion came from Ray ;_ Girbaeh to eUminate the parade "enti'-ely; the board would Uke , to hear from the pubUc on the ..matter. .""■' In other Fair scheduling: the ' pwilar pony-pulling contest "*wi_ be held on Saturday night. • The "pony tractors", garden ,; tractors, are still not schedid- "e'd for a puUing event: last year's, the first ever held here, was a crowd-pleaser but it ran so long that it cut into other events. The Saline Reporter wiU print the Fair premium books, as before; department superinten- _ dents will be contacted in about 10 days regarding their copy. Reporting a balance of $7,411.75 in the Fair treasury, Treasurer Webb Harwood has suggested that the board come up with some area-benefittihg project for which the money might be put to use. uestions Raise State OK's Issue; Vote to be April 1 Librae Friends At a pre-organization meeting of the new Friends of Saline Public Library, Douglas Schuur accepted the temporary chairmanship, Monday evening. Officers will be elected at a meeting open to the pubUc, at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Ubrary. The speaker will be a representative of the Ann Arbor Library Friends Association, Perry R. Innes. About a dozen persons attended, the pre-organization meeting, Monday. NOBODY WANTS FUR COAT . Still unclaimed alter a week is a woman's black fur coat which was found in the city parking lot. The garment was found on February 6 by Carl Kraus, of 108 W. Henry St., who turned it over to police. Owner may retrieve it at the PoUce Depart ment. I. JIM GRIFFIN COMING HOME Pfc. Jim Griffin, who was wounded in Viet Nam on December 27,. will arrive home in Saline oh Friday. He has been at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C, this week, and his mother, 'Mrs. Clyde Griffin, will leave on Thursday with '_3utc_i" .Armbruster to drive to Washington to bring Jim back, _ Fraudulent Directory Bills Reported Here The fraudulent "classified directory" biUs, which have been sent to businesses aU through Michigan, have been •reported here. They look like biUs for listings in the yeUow pages of a telephone book, and some even cite Ustings which actuaUy appeared in phone books . . . but they don't come from telephone companies. All are from names such as "Directory Services Co." or similar titles. At the bottom of the bill, in very smaU type, is the notation: "This 'is a proposal and not a biU." But many business owners, elsewhere, have paid before they discovered they had been bilked. Those reported here were turned over to poUce by Mrs. Robert Barnes, of 3440 Waterworks Rd. She and her husband own the Pontiac Motor Court in Mackinaw City, where four such fraudulent bills were sent and then forwarded to the owners here. They were in a- mounts ranging from $67 to $73. Chief of PoUce Jim Levleit sent the four to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department. No others have been reported in Saline, Levleit said, ' but he warned local business owners to be on watch for any fraudulent billings. Saline Auxiliary Police Need Men The Saline AuxiUary Police Force has openings for men, the commander, Paul Hale, announced today. At present, members of the force number 14, and a total of 20 or more is preferred, he said. AppUcants must be 21 years of age, in good physical condition with good eyesight. No experience is required, but the applicants background wiU' be checked. Anyone interested may apply at the Saline Police Station or call Hale (429-9094) or PoUce Chief Jim Levleit. The Auxiliary Police are an unpaid, volunteer organization who assist the poUce department in patrol, traffic control, search, and civil defense work when needed. Heavy attendance at two recent school meetings has indicated wide public interest in the proposed school swimming pool . . . and the bonding election date is now cleared for April 1. Approval by the School Bond Loan Program of the state Department of Education, required before the date could be definitely set, arrived late today. The Board of Education fc expected to t"ke formal action in setting th. date at its meeting tonight, and election notices must be posted by February 20. next Tuesday. School Advisorv Council members, at a repular meeting last Wednesday, were startled by a turn-out of more than 70 people, far higher than their usual attendance. Audrey Vander Yacht and Kris Clark, of the Council's pool steering committee, answered questions from the audience concerning the proposed facility. Samples: Question: As long as youngsters are being schooled in temporary classrooms at Houghton School and this emergency situation is likely to become more acute in the future, how can we consider going into debt for a pool? Answer: The temporary classrooms wiU be needed only until completion of the new high school building, for which bonding has already been approved by the public. 3.he_j_ew building, win, relieve, crowding at. all the other schools. Question: Why not a pool constructed by the city instead of the school district? Answer: A larger political district has a larger tax base to work from. Moreover, tf_e pool is under discussion primarily as a teaching facility, though it would also be avail- JAYCEES SET MARDI GRAS Jaycees will hold a Mardi Gras party starting at 8:30 p.m. Saturday," February 24, at the Bridgewater Mule Barn. A king and queen will be elected on the basis of best costumes. Reservations must be made by Thursday, February 15, with John Rolen, 429-4413, Steve Lindemyer i s chairman. able for community use. At a meeting of the Elementary School Parents Association, Monday, Mrs. Vander Yacht said that the Advisory Council felt that one reason why the pool was not approved on last year's ballot was that insufficient information had been available to voters. The new high school was the primary issue at that tim° she noted. This year, after months of research on pool structure, operating costs, procedures and oro^rammin-., the committee plans an extensive effort to pet all information to the public: Nearlv 70 Saline area organizations have been invited to send rep-esentaHves to j>. meeting at 8 u.m. Wednes- d*v, February 28, at the High School Little Theatre. A general public meeting will also be held. The Jaycee Auxiliary will organize informational coffee hours in homes throughout Saline, in the first week of March; and the Jaycees will launch a voter registration drive in the city. Said Mrs. Vander Yacht: "They will also go out into the rural areas if asked to do so." The committee also hopes to schedule coffee hours outside the city, throughout the school district. A "speakers' bureau" is in prospect, through which any groun of any size may obtain a fully-informed speaker on •the subject. - y-.;-■_ A program is scheduled on Thursday. February 22, on WOIA's "Saline Hour" . . . which is how 20 minutes long . . . and Superintendent Hintz will speak, primarily on costs, at the same time the following week, February 29. As to cost of the facility, if attached to the new high school and built at the same tame, the' estimate is $580,- 000, as it was last year. "Based . on bids talcen for • a gool.. in Milan recently, we \yere able to substantiate this figure as reasonable for what We recommend," said Mrs. Vander Yacht. • The $580,000, on the school district's present valuation, comes to '.56 mills, or 56 cents per $1,000 valuation oh individual property. If the average home in Saline is assessed at $10,000, the cost to the owner would be $5.60 per year, she said. Estimated cost of maintenance of such a pool, based on studies in other school systems, is $6,500 to, $7,000 a year. The steering committee has recommended a six-lane .for swimmers) pool of standard length, with an area for diving. Based on their studies, they have also made a number of safety recommendations concerning its construction. The pool would provide swimminp instruction for all grades. Mrs. Vander Yacht said, plus summer recreation and community use. "We have found that the summer programs in all other schools are made self-sustaining, through fees." she said. The Hifrh School now offers adults physical education classes in the evenings, for a moderate fee, she pointed out. To a question: "How many additional teachers would be required if we had a pool?", Hintz answered : "None. There will be three physical education instructors at the new high school in any case." The pool could be used for teaching, team swimming, family and open swimming, and physical therapy, Audrey said. But "if it's built, we want it flexible, for many uses, and of time-tested, durable materials. It must be lasting . . . we're talking in terms of- pur children and grandchildren." Kiwanians Send Books Kiwanians have dispatched three packages Of children's books to the. West Indies'. The books, for , youngsters four to six years did, are to be used in a project for early childhood education'by the" Institute of Education, University of West Indies, in Kingston, Jamaica. Peace Corps teachers there are "teaching teachers" to' assist the chUdren of Jamaica's urban slums. They are handicapped by crowded school, rooms, far too few teachers for the many chUdren,. and a lack of educational materials. The 30 pounds of books from Saline will help. Five Generations of Elders: SENIOR CITIZENS FUN MEET SLATED Senior Citizens will hold a recreation meeting at 7.30 p.m. Monday at the-Amerfe- can Legion Hall. All older persons are welcome. A young woman recently ordained as an elder of the First Presbyterian Church is the 7th member of her famUy to serve in that position, and the 5th. generation in a direct line. She is Mrs. Thomas King, of 8784 Macon Rd., whose family history totals so many years of service as elder, trustee, or deacon that nobody can count them up. Her father alone has put in nearly 50 years, and so has his twin brother. The lineage goes like this: In the spring of 1858, John Ruck- man and his famUy came here from the east and settled on the fanuly farm where the Kings now Mve.. It is, incidentally, the location of the old salt wells that gave Saline its name. John is Usted in the church history as "an official", as of October, 1899. "Official" could only have been elder or deacon. John's son, "Eden Ruckmah, was ordained as an elder in 1862. Eden's son-in-law, Roland Finch, was ordained in 1904; and later, his twin sons, Harold and Harry, foUowed in his footsteps. Both have now served for nearly 50 years in nun_r erous church positions. Harry, who Uves at 9795 Macon Rd., was.ordained in 1928, shortly after the death of his father, and he is now the oldest Uving elder, in terms _>f service, in the church here. His brother, Harold, of 113 E. HetH ry St., was ordained in 1943. Harry's son-in-law, Thomas J. ELDERS (back row) of the Presbyterian Church here represent two of five generations of the same family that have served in that position: Harry Finch, ordained in 1928 and now the oldest living elder; Ms brother, Harold; Harold'sf anne. daughter, Margaret King; and her husband, Tom. YOUNGERS (front row) may be elders some day. They're daughters of the Tom Sings, Kathy, Margie, and Rose- King, was ordained in 1957; and his wife, Margaret Finch King, was ordained .this month. The elders of. the church today have some less duties than ia the old days, when they act ed as the social and moral judges of the community- The ordination of women as elders, in those days, was unheard of .... but the United Presbyterian Church has allowed it since 1948, or before, according to the Rev, Lawrence Cole, pastor here. And there have been women elders in the First Presbyterian Church of Saline for the past five of six years.
|Title||1968-02-14; 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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