1968-02-28; Saline Reporter
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GIVE BLOOD mOKDAY AT SALINE JUNIOR HIGH See Details in Letter to Editor, Pg. 3. The Saline VOL. 19, NO. 25 - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28,. 1968 10c PER COPY — $4 PER YEAB TREE-CUTTING RAISES RESIDENTS' Hornets Face Tie-breaker Tilt For '68 Crown 'Here the Embattled Farmer Stood../ State Highway Safety Project Denudes US 12 Rights-of-way The Hornets' losing streak, which cost them a game a- gainst Dexter two weeks ago. continued last Friday . . . but only for one quarter. In a crucial battle at Chelsea High School, Saline's varsity brought dismay-to the hearts of the fans by dropping behind 15-12 in the first period. Everyone knew the Hornets had to win if they hoped to keep their first-place tie with Milan. So the suspense was as wide and high as the bleachers in that first frame slump. But fortunately, it didn't last long. In contrast to their 12-point first-period performance, the Hornets put together a great 29-point rally in the second quarter . . . and their 41-33 lead at the half was healthy enough to withstand a Bulldog rally in the- third. Tom Burr paced the attack in that big Hornet surge in the second period ... then, having helped insure a Saline win, he brought some worry to the bench by pulling a foot muscle, in the third quarter. - mtf The Hornets achieved, bet- h iBter balance in their scoring »£!?against--1 h-e—Bulldogs----than-. ' they have in previous games" this season. Garry Ferguson led the Saline point-gathering, with 17; Tom got 14 before his injury; Fred Franz and Bob Kirkpatrick got 12 each; and Dale Wilson tallied 11.- And the final score showed that Saline has gotten; the offense back in gear again. The Hornets won going a- way, 74-61. But while Saline was preserving its share of the Southeastern Co n f e r e>n c e lead, Milan was doing likewise. The deadlock between Jayvees Tied With Dexter, Dundee for 1st The Hornet Jayvees, after firmly trouncing Chelsea Friday night, might still find themselves wearing the conference crown . . . with a little assistance. The race for the crown is now a three-way tie, with Saline, Dundee, and Dexter each standing at eight wins, three losses. In the next round, Friday night, the Hornets will face linfcoln, which now occupies the basement with one win and 10 losses . . . while Dundee will meet 'Milan (now 6-5) and Dexter tangles with Chelsea (2-9). The Hornets defeated Chelsea on the Bulldogs' court, to break Saline's on-the-road jinx. The little Hornets led 16-12 at the end of the first Quarter and staved ahead for 28-23 at the half. They lagged a little. 40-41, at the end of the third . . . and then they poured on the coal. The final' score was 58-50 for Saline. : Although the Bulldogs were more accurate on foul shots (59 per cent to Saline's . 46 per cent), the Hornets' (J^f-iooting from the floor eas- '■ iiy out-classed their opponents. Saline hit 20 of 56 tries for 36 per cent; Chelsea managed only 17 of 66 attempts, for 27 per cent. Four Salinians stacked up points in double figures: Glenn Burkhardt, 16: Wes GaU, 12; Keith Smith, 12;' and Wyman Osterhout 10. . But it was in the battle of the backboards that the Hornets earned their kudos by out-rebounding Chelsea 59 to 40. Gall collected 19 rebounds; Burkhardt, 12; and Osterhout, 11. the two teams remains unchanged . . . and the tiebreaker, if there's to be one, will come this 'Friday night. The Big Reds, who lagged in the standings for weeks, then edged into a share of the top spot in the league when Salinje bowed to Dexter, seem on paper, at least, tn be favorpd in thp bi_r games Friday. Thev will play Dundee, a team that has failed to develop as a real threat this year. They will also have the advantage of their home court . . . an advantage that many coaches assess at about: 15 ooints in the final score! Saline, on the other hand, will face the Lincoln High team on the Railsplitters' home floor. Considering that Saline beat the 'Splitters by onlv one point in overtime, weeks ago, on the Hornet home floor, it's easy to see why a Hornet triumph Friday can only be classed as a win against the odds. If Milan and Saline both win Friday, i n their final regular-season games, the two teams will share the Southeastern Conference title for the year. If both" teams .J-Q§e_-. they'll st-iliAboth- share the title. But,if only one team loses, the other will take over exclusive possession of the crown. Hornet boosters can only pray, and keep all 10 fingers crossed for the balance of the week. They may need to keep praying; a n d finger-crossing right through j__ifi .Linpaln game and ipSo 'overtime .'. because ifle .only games the Railsplitters have lost this season have> been the four hair-raisers that went to extra periods, just as the Saline-Lincoln contest did. The Railsplitters are a smooth- running outfit that should have done much better than they did this season. No one knows this better than the 'Splitters themselves . . . and they'll be aiming to prove it Friday, at Saline's expense. Two points above all were giving Coach Don Jaeger cause for concern early this week: 1. Tom Burr's injured foot. "We sure hope he'll be ready to plav again Friday!" 2. The Hornets' so-so performance off the backboards in the Chelsea game. "We didn't do well on rebounds. We need to improve 100 per cent by Friday, or Lincoln will eat us up." Game time at the Lincoln Consolidated gym, on Willis Rd., comes at about 8:15. A large turn-out of Hornet fans is expected. "They shall not pass" was Farmer Howard Handy's motto ... or, rather, if the tree-cutting crews arrive, they had better pass without removing two maples in front of the Handy home, he indicated. The trees stand on the highway right- of-way, squarely in the path of the current safety program to remove all trees within 30 feet of the road. He'll save his colorful maples, Handy promised this week . . .' but he declined to reveal his "ace in the hole", to be used if petitions and phone] calls to legislators fail. Tornado? No, just the State Highway Department's safety program to remove "hazard trees" along tS§=i/JvThe! view at the Herman Rentschler home_an W, Michigan Ave. changed abruptly last week, as trees were scythed down all along the road right-of-way . . . some of them "century trees" . . . hickory, oak, and maple. Farther from Saline, the project removed all shade from a picnic table .that the state had placed there in an 'earlier beautification program. As trees toppled all along US-12 this week, the voices of irate farmers were louder than the buzz saws. But the ■ saws were winning the battle. East of Saline, to US-23, it was already too late. Nearly all trees within 30 feet of the pavement have been cut. West of Saline, the war- began when Howard Handy, of 10574 W. Michigan Ave., went into action. Handy, who farms 80 acres at that address, set out to save two maple trees in front of his house . . . both on the State Highway right-of-way . . . and, incidentally, every other tree he could rescue. He collected nearly 40 signatures of property owners, from Saline to the county line, on a petition headed "protest sheet for cutting trees". He forwarded these to State Representative Thomas Sharpe. Handy also telephoned the ■ State Highway Department, the County Road Commission, State Senator Gil Bursley, and the Farm Bureau. Sharpe, who was out of town over the weekend, called back on Tuesday. He had contacted Heinrich Stafseth, director of the State Highway Department, Sharpe reported, and "Stafseth said he was sorry". The distance designated for the cutting should have been only 20 feet, Sharpe said. "They have a legal right to cut trees within 20-feet-of the pavement." (State regulations provide for a clear area of 30 feet from new construction and 50 feet from freeways. US-12 is neither.) "So we've stopped the cutting," Sharpe said. But they haven't. Washtenaw County Road Commission, which is doing the work under contract for the State Highway Department, has received no stop order. Whether the appropriate distance from the pavement is 20 or 30 feet, some-of the trees east of Saline would have fallen . . . many of them were within 20 feet of the road. Handy's maples are 19 and 21 feet from the edge. The trees to be cut are designated by the State Highway Department, who also did the measuring, according to Orval Throne, main tenance superintendent for county roads. "It may run more than 30 feet on curves, or less than that on straightaway," he said. The tree-cutting is part of a recently-announced State Highway safety program, designed to remove i,300 "hazard trees" in Washtenaw, Jackson, and Hillsdale counties. Other areas of the state are slated for similar programs. Local farmers complain that they did not receive adequate notice of the proposed tree-cutting; the county and state officials contend that they did. Orange notices of the project were received in this area on February 12 and 13; a story appeared in The Reporter on February 14; and the cutting started a few days later. The notices, from the Highway Department, read: SAVE TREES OR SAVE LIVES? Dear Property Owner: We'll agr.ee that trees are beautiful creations, take a long time to develop and should be preserved. The same things can be said about human lives. Next time you read about a fatal auto accident, look for these words:'- ". . . ran off the road and hit a tree . . ," ". . . skidded on the pavement and hit a tree . . ." ". . . missed a curve and hit a tree ..." Every year 50 or more Michigan motorists lose their lives, sometimes unnecessarily, because of trees growing in "target areas" near curves or too close to the pavement for safety. The work to be done in your neighborhood will b e performed by crews of your ■ County Road Commission. They will cut only those trees that present a hazard to you and other motorists. The timber or firewood is yours for the asking. All brush and branches will be taken away. Stumps will be removed or cut flush with the ground. And remember, that where (Continued on page 3) Local Volunteers Staff Blood Bank Salinians will staff the Saline son, Mrs. Estella Rogers, Mrs. Area Blood ' Bank, Monday, Harold Armbruster, Mrs. Hugh _ __. t_ j /-u. -di j™ Keyeling, Mrs. Dwight Rey- when the Red Cross Blcodmo--^^ ^ tes. JoSeph Bona_.e. bile is here to repleiiis.i'-'badly— Xlso to l^iSt;"'are Mrs. Jay depleted supplies in the local Broadbent, Mrs. Lawrence bank. Cole, Mrs. Edgar Barrett, Mrs. The Blood Bank will be open Max Fosdick, Mrs. Karl Bred- to accept donations from 1 to ernitz, Mrs. Glenn Clark, Mrs. 5 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m., Aiina Mann, Mrs. Albert Bred- at the Junior High School. The ernitz, Mrs. Amanda Hartman, bank provides needed blood, Mrs. James Lyons, Mrs. Edwin free of .charge, to any resident Hering, and Mrs. George Aus- oi the Saline area; but donations tin. from residents and -their friends Dr. Edwin Place, Washtenaw are its. only source of supply. Red Cross blood program chair- Volunteers to work at the man, will be the physician in bank are Mrs. Alwin Gross, the 2-5 p.m. session. Mrs. Elwin Strait, Mrs. Lloyd Dr. Gene Garrison will be LeBaron, Mrs. Arthur Heining- physician from 6 to 8 p.m. er, Mrs." Herman Mehler, Mrs. Rotary Club will furnish the Owen Armbruster, Mrs. Otto food for the canteen, as it has Lindemann, Mrs. Carl Moehn, for many years. Mrs. Reuben Finkbeiner, Mrs. The Jaycee Auxiliary will Fred Haarer, Mrs. Clyde Grif- phone potential donors to re- fin, Mrs. Harold Gage, Mrs. mind them of the time and Sam T-ambart-i, Mrs. Lloyd Kla- place; and Faith Lutheran Wo- ger, and Mrs. Thaddeus Kuyda. man's Association will provide Others' are Mrs. Norman the evening meal for Blood- Weidmayer, Mrs. Bert Rasmu- mobile staff. ages €usse the Hunter Home from the Hill And even after Friday's climactic game, the cage excitement will continue at least into next week. Tuesday evening at the Saline High gym, the Hornets' first round i n District Eliminations will start. Saline, as host team to Linco1^ Chelsea. Dexter and Willow Run, will play Willow Run in the first contest. Wednesday evening Dexter will play Lincoln . . . and Thursday Chelsea will play the winner of the Saline- Willow Run game. -The winners pf the semi-finals will meet head-on here, Saturday night. The.weekday games start at'7:30 p.m. Saturday night's action starts at 8. Winners of District 18 eliminations will advance to the regionals to be held at Eastern Michigan University the following week.' Student activity tickets and season passes will not be accepted-for ] admissions i n the post-season tourneys. Individual student admissions will De 75c . . . and adult admissions will be !p. Coffee hours, to inform the public on.the proposed swimming pool, have been scheduled in a number of area subdivisions, and it is expected that others will be arranged in other areas in the school district, a spokesman said. Already arranged for next week are sessions in the neighborhoods of Rosemont, Canterbury, Rolling Meadows, Qrestvvood Knolls, and York Terrace Estates. Hostesses Will be Jaycee Auxiliary members. Most of the coffee* hours are scheduled in the evening to allow more persons to attend. ' Anyone who would like to attend one of the conclaves may call Mrs. Marland Hutt, 429-7676* after 4 p.m. Speakers on the pool issue will, be present at each one. A bonding-election for the pool is sfet for April 1. In another effort to present information to residents of the district, a meeting at Saline High School, Wednesday evening, has been opened to the public. Approximately 100 persons are expected to attend, including representatives of 70 area organizations, the Schools Advisory Council members, and the Board of Education. Attorney Allan Grossman; a member of the Advisory Council financial committee, has ypluiitefei.ed tr answer, free of charge, any questions on millage pr bonding. His office telephone number is 429-7420. A speaker at the Wedn£s day meeting, and again on radio station WOIB Thuirs- •day morning, will be Harcfld Hintz, superintendent of tpe schools, on estimated cost pf the proposed pool to taxpaj ers. Excerpts from his t follow: "The type of pool suggested would cost approximate|y $580,000. This figure is basfd on information from contractors, architects, and the Mi" Ian School District bids taken recently on a pool of th|s type and size. I "The cost to the taxpayer for the pool would be approximately $.56 for ea_|i thousand-dollars "of valuation listed on- the tax bill. For ex-j ample: . Valuation j on Tax BiU Total' $ 1,000. $ .59 $ 4,000 $2.24 $. 7,000 $3.92, $10,000 $5.60j !Tn all probability, the rate) per thousand will not change; appreciably over the life off the pool issue, as increases' in the valuation of the School District will offset increase:' in the bond retirement sched - ule. 'It would not be fair t*> the taxpayer to just list thfc pool issue millage. The totafl estimated millage for thP coming school year m_.st b]e taken into consideration, iff complete financial information is to be given. I / "Even before voting on a bond issue for the pool, these millages must be listed, as they have been voted by the people and are in effect now: 1. An operational millage- of 11.22mills 2. Debt needs for 1968-69 8.21 mills TOTAL MILLAGE 19.43 "Last year, 1967-68, an additional operating millage of 7.54 mills was voted for one year. This 7.54 mills has expired and, in all probability, the residents of the Salihe Area School District will be asked to re-vote this amount or more, depending on the amount of State Aid received and the outcome of labor negotiations with the teachers. "In effect, what we are saying is that, before a vote on the pool is taken, the estimated total millage needed will be the sum of the set operational millage (11.22). the debt millage (8.21), and approximately 7.54 to be voted, or a total of _26.97 mills. This is the estimated approximate millage needed to operate the schools in the 1968- 69 school year. If the bond issue for the pool is voted, the .56 mills will be added to the 26.97, making a total of 27.53 mills. This means, using the 27.53 mills, that the estimated cost per thousand of state equalized valuation would be $27.53." (Continued on Page 5) Wounded in Viet- Nam and hospitalized briefly in Japan, Pfc. Jim Griffin arrived home recently to a very obvious assurance that his neighbors had not forgotten Mm. While Ms parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Griffin, drove to Walter Reed Hospital, in Washington, B.C., to pick up their son, neighbors constructed the colorful "Welcome Home" sign, at the Griffin residence on Nichols ipri. Above, Jim and Ms mother inspect the happy handiwork.
|Title||1968-02-28; 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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