1968-05-01; Saline Reporter
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The Saline VOLUME 19, NUMBER 34 ~ WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1968 10c PER COPY — S4 PER YEAR DIDATES IN SCHOOL ____a«8 ember Students Win High State Awards The article below was written by the School Board secretary, Gerald Coe, to inform the public on the study made before the design for the new high school building was decided on, and the board's reasons for its decisions: Since there have been many articles in the paper in recent months and because of t h e questions which have been asked me personally, it appears that there has developed in our Recreation Budget A 1968-69 city recreation budget of $8,750 was approved by City Council in a special meeting with the recreation commission, on Monday - night. The amount includes $250 tabbed for "special programs" and . . . another innovation . . . $500 for a park program. The latter will "allow the residents to make use of the park now that the Jaycees have put so much work into improvements," . said Milt Hartman, chairman .of the commission. ■_i_L- 3"h e sum ^iU" Prov"fe ""* 4P|M. i d playground supervisor ^f&i the park, plus ..equipment for badminton, croquet, volley ball, horse shoes, and other games. Largest single item in the budget is $3,500 for the baseball program, which includes "$800 or $900 for umpires", $200 for grounds maintenance, and money for balls, bats, uniforms, and safety equipment, according to Harry Cogar, who heads the baseball division. '.Last year, we spent $1,000, just getting the diamonds into shape before the season opened," Cogar noted. The baseball program served approximately 300 boys last year, and more are expected this year. "With the population explosion going on," Cogar said, "I don't see why we shouldn't expect to get our share of new people." About 40 per cent of the youngsters served by the recreation program are rural, he added. Said Mayor George Johnson: "We've been advised legally that we cannot provide services for people who are not residents of the city. I don't feel that the townships are contributing to the program in proportion to the number of township residents served." Part of the recreation fund . . . this year, $3,000 ... is donated by the United Fund. The program also uses the school facilities. Said Cogar: "We owe a vote of thanks to school authorities for their cooperation." . Said Councilman Don Jaeger: "The city should try to plan more use of the school- grounds and buildings, the gym, for instance, in the future." (The Advisory Council has recently set up a committee to study community use of school facilities.) Cogar also suggested: "At the first oossible moment, we should talk of a full-time paid director for the whole recreation program. We have a group of very tired people _w?hom we have asked for volunteer help for many years." Other items in the new budget: softball (separate from baseball), $400; winter program, $500; summer program (wages for director, arts and crafts teachers, etc.), $1,950; pool.rental, $1,- 000; Also budgeted: buses and maintenance, $150; supplies, $100; repairs and utilities, $200; and teen dances, $200. school district a concern about various aspects of oi.r new high school, which is now in the planning stage. I would like to use this oppportunity to clarify some of the points of concern. It has been nearly two years since the completion of the research work for this school and it is reasonable to assume that some of the factors could be reviewed at this time. Following are some of the questions which have been asked .. . and answers. 1. How elaborate a school is being designed? My statement to the room parents in December, 196S, was that the new proposed high school would be of the same quality of structure and appointments as the present Houghton School. For example, the floors in the halls will be terrazo because of its' inexpensive maintenance and durability; the exterior of the building W ill be brick and standard block construction. The heating system has not yet been decided, but the Board and architect are investigating various types of heat that would function in a building of this size. There will be a very small amount.of ceramic used in the building; the lighting will be standard but adequate. Materials will be standard to make it possible for a builder to take advantage of guantity price. The architect has had ^pecifte^ustructions^rom.- the' Board that he* must have ' a building that i& functional, e- conomical and with a minimum of maintenance. __. How large is the school? 225,000 square feet. I would like to mention here, that one of the greatest problems that confronted the architect and Board in a building of this size is that of distances for the students to walk between classes. In order that We might cut down these distances from one extreme corner to the other, it became evident that we must have a more compact design than any of the preliminary sketches. The approved preliminary d e- sign contains two wings which have five sides. This design makes it possible to give the best traffic pattern within the building and shortens the distances as much as possible. All surfaces will be straight for simple, more economical construction. There are no curved walls. 3. What is the procedure that the Board used in planning the structure of this building? a. A determination was made of the district's growth after a two - year study. The decision Was made to build a school with core facilities for 1500 students, presently to accommodate 1200 students, with a planned addition taking it up to 1500 students. b. Research was done through the Advisory Council which made contacts with the principals and educators to determine the future curriculum. This information was compiled, ap - proved by the Advisory Council, submitted to the Board of Education, and analyzed by the Board and the Superintendent (Continued on page 3) ..igijHgyijgfe School contract negotiators have made "a little progress", Howard McCann, head of the SEA's bargaining team, reported today. -SEA's team "would like to meet oftener, but meetings have to be arranged for when Fred Sehwarze* can make it," said McCann. Sehwarze, an attorney from the Detroit firm, Keller, Thoma, McMan- us, and Keller, is the chief negotiator for the Board. of Education. The two , teams have met for four sessions, and another is slated Thursday evening. A conclave on Tuesday afternoon , was canceled by' the Board. HORNET STUDENTS SCORED AT STATE! Scott McKeough, left, shows his "photographic silk screen "of a printed circuit .. . Darcy Brink and Pat Hiser show their awards . . . and Karl Roehm dis plays his photographic study in high contrasts. 'All four Saline High students placed in the front ranks at the State Industrial Arts competition last weekend. . "-- Reporter Staff Photo any Concert* V <*_ 1 '<-;St__SS8S'-'£ W*1 #* J.W Les McCoy, far right, rehearses a section of the Saline High Chorus for their concert this Friday. - Reporter Staff Photo Band, Chorus Plan Concert Friday The High School band and chorus will present a joint concert, from 8 to 9 p.m. Friday, in the school gym. It will be the last performance of the segsoib-for the choral group. Directed by Lester McCoy, the chorus will*perform a series of numbers from early choral works (Handel, "Sound the Trumpets") to modern, ending with a rock-spiritual, "Take Your Sins to the River". A highlight of the event will be the first presentation bf High School Chorus awards, to one boy and one girl, .as outstanding members of the group. The band performance, directed by Dave Wolter. will consist entirely of dance music, dating from the early Works of Corelli (17th century) to a present-day number, "Percussion Espanol", a Latin American version of rock. concert on May 26; and a concert of marches on June 5. There is no admission charge for the Friday event. Four Saline students won high awards in the state industrial arts competition, at the convention of the Michigan Industrial Education Society in Muskegon, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Competing against more than a thousand entries, from all first and second place district v. inners, the local young people took three "seconds" and a "third". A first place ribbon went to an exhibit entered by the SHS industrial arts department. It will be on view for the public this week at the Citizens Bank, according to George Agin, head of the department at the school. Top Saline winners in graphic arts were Karl Roehm, son of Mrs. Leanor Roehm, and Scott McKeough, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mc- Keough. Both are High School juniors, students of instructor James Roth. Karl's winning entry was an enlarged, reversed negative, photograph. Scott's was a printed circuit by the silk screen process. Two artists from Taylor Jacobsen's class were cited for cast jewelry which they entered. Pat Hiser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hiser, placed second; Darcy Brink, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Brink, won a third! The two young women are not industrial arts students; their work had not been entered in earlier industrial arts contests locally or in the district. Girbaeh, Coe, Gall, Lirones to Compete For Two Vacancies Balid Panorama Set for Wednesday > The largest band] event of the ■year, the "Panorama, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the High School gymnasium. # * * The young musicians will nearly fill the gym (though there will be room for the audience, said Director Dave Wolter) with 75 members of the 5th grade band, 75 from the 6th grade, 110 Junior High students, more than 100 on song flutes, plus the High School "fight yell group". Malcolm Danforth will also direct. The-band-also-plans a:spnng -There is no-admission charge." Band Wins "1st" in State Festival The High School Band has accumulated another resounding "first" ... at the State Festival in Portage, Mich., Saturday. The Saline preform ance won straight I's in concert work, Director Dave Wolter reported, and was assigned a II in sight- reading. In the concert portion of their performance, the band played "March from a little Suite", "Introduction and Invention" (required), and "Variations on a Korean Folk Song". Typical judges' comments: "Strong Points . . . musicianship. Weak points . . . nothing too serious." And: "This is a rugged piece . . . I did enjoy it immensely and felt that ... the band performed exceeding.- ly well. -Fasten Urges- Race Amity Program Here A five-point program, for Salinians who are concerned about the nation's crisis in race relations, was outlined Monday night by the Rev. Robert Craighead in. a public meeting at First Presbyterian Church. Rev. Craighead, consultant on Religion arid Race for the United Presbyterian Church of Michigan, told the 50 people present: 1. Read materials such as the report by the Kerner Committee, in order to understand the real nature and the depth and urgency of the urban crisis in our country. 2. Set up a dialogue between white and black people in your own community . ._. not a series of tea and cookie socials, but meetings that'll allow people to voice their differences and their resentments; and that'll get them started toward solutions. 3. Actively seek to make friendly contacts with minority students at the U-M and EMU campuses. They can help you to a new understanding of the nation-wide trouble . . . and you, in turn, can help them, just with your friendship and concern. 4. Check the history books in your school system. Tn many widely-used textbooks, the contributions of the Negro and other minorities to the growth of the country has been stripped from the pages. Racial attitudes are developed at a very early age, and schools can help tremendously in the development of healthy attitudes. Encourage your schools to do this. 5. Search out sources of racial injustice arid antagonism in your own thinking and in your own community. Then root them out. This is much more important than expressing polite dismay at what's happening in Detroit, or Ann Arbor, or Jackson, or down south. Healthy race relations, just like charity, begin at home. Describing the nature and urgency of the problem, Rev. Craighead cited these facts: —Whites -have often been alarmed or disturbed when Negroes move into their rieighborhood . . . but where are they to go? In the Detroit area from 1950 to I960, 330,- 000 new homes were built.. . (Continued on page 5) Petitions have been taken out for four candidates for the two four-year terms on the Board of Education, to be filled in the June election. Both incumbents, School Board president Raymond Girbaeh and secretary Gerald Coe, have announced their intention to run again. Also on the roster are Albert Gall, a candidate for the first time, and Daniel Lirones, who ran unsuccessfully for a School Board seat last year. •Girbaeh. 60, has been president of the board for the past three years and is completing his third term, a total of 10 years as a member. He is also financial secretary of the Saline Fair Board, of which he was chairman for more than 15 years. He is vice chairman of the county ASC. a former president of the Washtenaw Farm Council, and president and former financial secretary and treasurer of the St. Paul United Church of Christ council. He has served on the board of directors of Washtenaw Farm Bureau, and has been active in 4-H work. Girbaeh farms 144 acres at 13305 Mohrhart Rd.; he has raised purebred Poland China hogs for more than 30 years. Coe, 54, has been chairman of the School Board's negotiations team last year and this year. He was also the board's representative to the Washtenaw County Association of-School -Boards*-for three years. He is now completing his second term, a total membership of seven years. He has been secretary "for the past three years. Hd Was. chairman of the School Advisory Council for a year before he was elected to the board. : Coe. who has been in business i n. Saline since 1940, served one term on the City Council as mayor pro tem and commissioner of public works. He also organized and was ch___rma.n for the first five years of the Saline area recreation commission. He is a -past president of the Rotary Club and former chairman of the board of stpwards of. the Methodist Church. He has served on the Fair Board and. for many vpfm.. rin the board of the United Fund. Gall, who is 54. said he agreed to run because he was "drafted by a group of neoole who live in town and in the country", who filed petitions in his behalf before he was aware of the undertaking. He is a member of the High School's new agriculture advisory committee, set up at the suggestion of the state Department of Education to promote interest in agriculture-business career opportu nities and improve the vocational agriculture department. He has been a member of the School Advisory Council since the consolidation of the school district; before that, he was a director of the School Board of Forbes District. He is also secretary of the Saline Township planning and zoning board, of which he has been a member for about eight years. He has served on the Fair Board for 30 years and has been vice president for the past five years. He is a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and served in the capacity of secretary under three former pastors. Gall, who farms 411 acres at 6174 Willow Rd., has served on the state market committee of the Michigan Milk Producers 'Association for about eight years, and has been a delegate and officer of the Saline chapter since 1946. He is a member of Washtenaw Farm Bureau and was formerly president of a junior Farm Bureau group of 110 members. He has been a 4-H leader for 16 years. In 1962, Gall was one of a contingent of Michigan farmers chosen for a People-to- People tour of Russia and East Europe. Lirones, 36, announced his candidacy last week. He is a former teacher in the University of-Michigan school of education who now operates his own business, Film Cen- (Continued on page 3) Pick-ups 1347. "Clean Up Week" For Clean Up Week, the city of Saline has scheduled soecial rubbish pick-ups, on May 13-17. For that week only, residents will be able to place at the curb not only their regular rubbish, but other articles too large to be put in the containers. Leaves, twigs, etc., are to be put in sacks or containers, and limbs and logs must be cut up to be handled by the pick-up men. Brush should be tied. Other items may include old furniture, bed springs, washing machines, etc., City Administrator Mike Strait said. Pick-up will be on Monday, May 13. north of Michigan Ave. and west of Ann Arbor St. Pick-up on Tuesday will be north of Michigan Ave. and east of Ann Arbor St., and,-on Thursday, south of Michigan Ave. After that week, the regular schedule will prevail, noted Strait. Appointed .. _ Resigned Justice of the Peace Henry Ritchie (left) was appointed to the bench here by City Council, Monday, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the former Justice, Ken Bronson (right). Ritchie is a member of the Ypsilanti firm, Danne- miller, Collins, and Ritchie. He took his. BA at pastern Mchigan University, then studied jaw at "the University of Texas, where he graduated in January, 1967. He was admitted to,.the Michigan Bar in 1967. He and his wife and three children live at 805 „EL Michigan Aye. Bronson and;his family moyed. to _i resi- dence in Ann Arbor Township. .
|Title||1968-05-01; 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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