1968-05-29; Saline Reporter
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Salin VOLUME 19, NUMBER 38 - WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1968 10c PER COPY — S4 PER YEAR JUNE 10 rdj0 RusseU Michalke, 19, former High School varsity letterman, has been killed in action in Viet Nam. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Art Michalke of 341 Marian Ct., were notified Sunday night by an Army officer who brought a telegram to their home. Signed by Kenneth G. Wickham, Major General, U.S. Army, the wire • read: "The Secretary of the Army has asked me to express his regret that your son, Pvt. First Class Russell A. Michalke, died, in Viet Nam 24 May 1968, as a result of wound received while on combat operation when 'engaging hostile force in fire fight." Russ, who was sent overseas on January 20, 1968, was with the 198th Infantry Battalion, based at Chu Lei. His parents had received a letter from him Friday, in which he said he had been in combat for 30 days without a razor or change of clothing. He was bom July 24, 1948. In high school, he was a letterman for two years in varsity football and in golf and baseball for one year. He was a member of the "S" Club for two years, chorus and the Spanish Club for one year, and the Key Club for three years. He graduated in June of 1966 and attended Washtenaw Community College for a year before entering the Army on August 8, 1967. He took his training at Ft. Knox, Ky., and Camp Edwards, La. He was a member of St. Paul United Church o f Christ. Surviving besides his parents are twin sisters, Mrs. John (Carol) Ridge and Mrs. Bill (Gail) Yuhasz, and three ALUMNI BANQUET, DANCE DATE CHANGED The date of the Saline High School Alumni Banquet and Dance has been changed to Saturday, June 29, Don Wie.dman, banquet chairman, has announced. Wiedman has Still been unable to locate a speaker for the banquet. t _ $* W_*tf'wK'' " * * _, ■* ■*__ ifffl *S\ * '' * v %____» * * ft**' T-sleS- £&.* ** *.. -'*';; * ■» '___ f* ? v * ■_ __v}_** .. ^ •Baccalaureate Program Set' Sunday Eve ■_• v> ■** *' ^>*_P^^"^,y >-vV _» -..', #.*". -1. ,'***- . *.-*' . 1 iks .* » M _i_*i "*.-'- \ ' "'1 __B_______S__!i * j '>'4 %- *_*". . _ __= -.^S__B._f*.._». &j__>w_____________ "¥j ■-■ The Rev. Lawrence Cole will be the speaker at the Baccalaureate program, a t 8:15 p.m. Sunday, at Saline High School; and Fr. Joseph Noelke will give the invocation and benediction. Other 1968 Commencement activities include the annual Awards Night for seniors, set at 8:15 p.m. Friday, June 14, at the High School, and graduation exercises at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the athletic field. Senior exams will be given on June 6 and 7, and the seniors will leave at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 8, for their annual trip to Washington, D.C, and New York. They will be accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. James Bradley, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Schwartz, and Mr. and Mrs. Clem Corona, and will return on June 13. All other school exams will be given on half-days, June .13, 14, and. 17. There will be ■no school...on June 18, and ..students will go in on June tS- only to pick up report cards. nephews, aU of Saline; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Richard Michalke of West- land; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. A. W. Loewer of Saline. Funeral arrangements are tentative. An Army captain from Selfridge Field visited the Michalkes late Monday and contacted,the Bahnmiller Funeral Home,* where ^notice' will be sent when the body is returned to the States, probably in about a week. Tentative plans are for a service from the funeral home followed by a graveside military service at Oakwood Cemetery. NETW'FLSG^EffiS'-'' ' *"' OVER FIRE HALL A new flag, donated by the Business and. Professional Women's club, was raised for the first time at the new Fire HaU, Tuesday afternoon, on a flagpole also donated by the BPW. Memorial day parade '£0 start at 10 a.m. ?.*^-_?he-iMemorial--__>ay- parade wUl start at 10; a.m. Thursday from the Junior High School. Marchers will go to the cemetery for the annual service sponsored by William B. Lutz Post, American Legion, and return to the school after the program, to disband. CITY TO. GET TV VIEW OF SEWERS The city fathers may soon view one of the nation's grubbiest TV programs . . . a televised trip through Saline sanitary sewers. The show may not draw much of a Nielsen rating, but it's necessary ... to find out how ^torm water is getting into the sanitary sewers. The excess water causes the sewers to back up into the basements of homes, after heavy rains. Citv Council Monday night instructed Adminis trator Mike Strait to contract for the TV- service, or do whatever e!se is necessary to find the entry point ... or points . . . of the unwanted water. There _a,r e several firms which provide such a service, bv running. TV cameras through the sewers, Strait said. He will check their prices, which run about 20 cents a foot, as compared with the cost of putting a snecially-built still camera through the sewer system. The latter takes still pictures at about tvyo-foot intervals. Dropping dye into the sewers won't work in this case, he said, "because we wouldn't know where to put the dye in. You'd have to dye the whole rainstorm." The problem of storm water getting into sanitary sewers has been present for years, he said; but Council has been particularly concerned since heavy rains at Christmas time caused numerous.-..flooded .basements. The condition repeated itself this week. Although the city has approximately 20 mUes of sanitary sewers, it will only be necessary to study a few hundred feet to find the source of the problem, Strait said. Voters to Decide On 7.54 Mills, ndidates School district voters will decide on extra operating millage in the June_10 election, besides,"'choolsihg two School Board trustees from among eight candidates. The Board of Education, in a surprise announcement this week, asked for a renewal of the 7.54 miUs voted last year for operation. This year's approval would also be for one. year. No increase in operating miUage is needed, the Board said, because the valuation of the school district has increased $4,348,513 from last year, to a present total of $54,293,770. "The additional income a- mounts to $81,000 from the increase in valuation if we keep the same amount of operation millage we had last year," said a Board newsletter which was mailed Monday to all residents of the district. There is also an increase of $43,000 in state aid. Said the newsletter: "As you know, each year with the increase in enroU- ment, additional teachers must be hired and this caUs for increases in supplies, capital outlay and operational costs. Along with this the salaries of all school personnel increase to keep pace with other schools in the county, business and industry" "To come'to the point, the additional"'? ffl^ome over last, year's income will be used for new teachers, salary increases for aU school personnel, capital outlay, operation and cux-riculum improvement." An extra voted millage of 7.54, plus the schools' set allocation of 11.22, gives Sa line schools a total of 18.76 mills for operation. Holding the line on operating millage, however, doesn't mean that taxpayers will not see an increase on their tax statements, the newsletter pointed out. The debt retirement miUage for the new high school, voted in March of 1967, will go on the tax levy this year. The debt retirement levy was not put on the tax rolls last year because the bonds had not yet been sold. They were sold this week, to Bank of the Commonwealth, lower of two bidders. The accepted bid was for an interest average of 5.4 per cent on the $6,319,000 bond issue. The School Board, which had earlier considered the possibility of postponing the election on operating millage untU August, decided at a special meeting two weeks ago to place it on the June 10 ballot. The amount was also decided at that time, according to , Superintendent Harold Hintz. With two Board seats to be fiUed at the same election, all eight' candidates were invited to speak and meet the public at a special meeting sponsored by the School Advisory Council tonight, at the High School. The candidates also .answered questions presented by the Sahne Reporter; see page two. ■■.--■ BIDS TABLED City CouncU Monday night opened and tabled for study two bids on construction of the proposed Emergency Operation Center in the basement of the former city hall building. ervice Awards Richard H. Compton has received the highest Ford Motor Company award for community service, in ceremonies climaxing the second annual Community Service Awards "program of the Ford Motor Company General Parts Division plant in Saline. Compton was. named "Ford Citizen of the Year" in Saline. He received a cast bronze Town Crier BeU symboUzing com munity service. His wife, Carol, is a secretary at the Ford fa- ciUty. The company annuaUy honors community - minded employes or spouses of employes at its Saline plant. The award winners were chosen by a panel of civic leaders and company officials. This year's awards were presented by John McDougall, division general man ager, after a banquet Thursday at Leutheuser's Restaurant in Saline. Featured speaker was Saline Mayor George E. Johnson. Gompton was cited for his participation in voter registration drives, a swimming pool bond issue, United Fund and a 'number of Jaycee projects. The Comptons live at 175 Elm- wood Ct. "Outstanding Service Award" plaques, bearing the engraved commendation of Henry Ford II, chairman of the board, were given to four other honorees: Mrs. Kristeen R. Clark, 3306 East Surrey Dr., whose husband, KendaU, is the plant con- troUer. She received an award for work with the Girl Scouts, United Fund, YMCA and YW- CA, schools and her church. Donald W. Clingersmith, 45 ,*'_.■'•_.. ' Harper Dr., who was recently promoted to RawsonvUle in the systems and data processing department. He was cited for participation in various Jaycee projects and for being the "Teen Club" advisor. WiUiam W. Sartin, of Dexter, who is in the controUer's office. Sartin's community service included work with the school board, United Fund, viUage council, American Legion, Boy Scouts and his Ghurch. David P. Avis, of Adrian, of the plant engineering department. He was honored for his extensive participation in Boy Scout activities and service to his church Another four nominees received "Good Citizen Award" citations. They were: Jack Measley, 208 W. McKay, of the production control de partment. He was cited for work with the city councU and his church. Richard W. Bauch, of Wayne, of the industrial relations department. He was honored for Cub Scout, community betterment and election activities. Mrs. Betty Curley, of Dundee, whose husband, Henry, is a manufacturing engineering employe. She was cited for service to the band boosters, Can cer Crusade, volunteer firemen and her church. Larry R. Westin, of Ann 'Arbor, of the manufacturing engineering department. He received an award for work in scouting and a school. The Saline program is one of 40 Community Service Awards programs which Ford conducts at locations across the nation where it has facilities. If the world had more doers, like these people, tiie world would^ave fewer problems. So said Mayor George Johnson, featured speaker at the Ford Motor Company's Community Service Awards program, in a salute to the people who had earned recognition at the second annual Saline Plant awards banquet. The winners, left to right: airs. Betty Curley. Mrs. Kristeen Clark, William Sartin, Dick Compton, Donald Clingersmith, David Avis, Jack Measley, Richard Bauch, Larry Westin. John McDougall, at right, general manager of Ford's General Parts Division, made the pre sentations to climax the program at Leutheuser's last Thursday evening. Dick Compton holds the Town Crier Bell, supreme token of community service in Ford Motor Company's Service Awards program. Dick's wife Carol, a secretary at the Ford Saline plant, smiles at. left, a few moments after John McDougall, center, presented the "Citizen of the Year" award to her husband.
|Title||1968-05-29; 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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