1968-11-27; Saline Reporter
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# 0% VOLUME, 20 NUMBER 12-Wednesday, November 27, 1968 * * # 10c PER COPY — $4 PER YEAR 38,422. 'X; . * .'. v* ._«., -v- -V, . ». ... • > I: ,<# f* l' • .SP IT *. ; K.' < - _* r X' 1 ^ • ^IfetS* *# MOSTLY FOR FUN-and partly for at the High School . . . just among fund-raising, members of the Junior themselves. Child Study Club recently Held an auction , -Reporter Staff Photo JW»V.', *>.__. _? --A X>a*%a ? . **\ *_ , '."3/ .-V >.' , i.*£g> ' __V .1 .... V ■.,... ■. ,» <_"• «■ "fly". ./ «■ k i ~*. ^«_______ .. '* . 1 ■ i<S__S8£t1. ".si, li * * _»_ x * * ITEMS MADE BY CLUB MEMBERS were eagerly purchased by club members, who appreciated each other's talent for gift-making. Auctioneers were Mrs. Eugene Sell and Mrs. James Keller ... . a past president of the club who is also co - chairman with Mrs. James Knight, Jr., of the 1969 March of Dimes drive for Saline. F- W i '* ' ■ > . . , .*' a, V * «", 3a -1 'I (hta " ^ - l> al? > '.',_.**B,>' __f «>t. '-.■•-»..^*j : [-. _ • . '* ■-._.._■__' BESIDES ALL THE GAYETY, goings-on helped to swell the club's .ury for Christmas beneficence . . . last year the group gave money for need ed items to the Boys' Training School at the goings-on helped to swell the club's Whitmore Lake, among other gifts. Mrs. treasury for Christmas beneficence . . . Paul Woods is president. /' "Lulu's heart just gave out -worked for a year as circidation after all the wonderful years," manager of the Independent said a friend in Seattle, Wash., Women's Magazine in New York after Lulu Fairbanks, citizen of City. many states, died in Seattle She returned to Seattle in 1923 Washington, at the age of 80. and became circulation man- Born August 2, 1888, in Roll- ager and assistant editor of the ersville, 0., she was raised in Alaska Weekly, published in Saline and graduated from Sa- Seattle. She also wrote for line High School in 190S. She three newspapers in Alaska . ., attended Eastern Michigan IM- the Nome Nugget the Anchor- versity. and in 1951 she received age News, and the Fairbanks an honorary master of arts de- News-Miner. (The city of Fair- gree from EMU. banks was named for a cousin She taught school in Michigan, °f Lulu's, Senator Charles W. New Mexico, and Idaho before Fairbanks of Indiana.) moving to Seattle in 1913, where She was an active member of she taught school until 1918 and the Alaska Chamber of Corn- then worked for the Port of merce, and was a guest of honor Seattle until 1922. Then she in ceremonies when Alaska be- _ came a state on July 4, 1960. She was named "Miss Alaska" for life by the International Sourdough Convention; she had been secretary of the Sourdoughs since 1931. She was an organizer and past president of the Washington Red Cross has extended an Press Women and a life mem- invitation to send a wonderful ber of the National Federation surprise to any serviceman far of Press Women. She was past away overseas, or hospitalized president of the Seattle Branch in the U.S., who cannot be with of the National League of his loved ones at Christmas. n American Pen Women. - "VOICES. FROM.HOME^Visp. she was dn ffie ms& board, the label on each 15-mmute of «Centllry 21", the World's plastic disc, which travels like Fair held in Seattle in 1962, and an airmail letter. Families or one of 21 members of a Christ- individuals record m private- ian witness division wMch op- much like talking on the tele- erated a child.care center at phone - just chatting about the Fair she also greeted every what ever they please. Children Salinian who went to "Century or adults can sing, read or re- 2l„ and found jol-s at the Fair cite poems. A helpful hint: jot __ down reminders cf what you want to say or do ahead of time and take them to the recording session. A volunteer will give instructions on how to tecord. That the Sahne schools are The record is furnished by Red currently in dire need of bus rr-ii Fund-raisers: '... After All the Wonderful Years'Annual Meet Set Dec- !0# Open to Public Servicemen Can Receive Voices From Home *5 ■" ■«;' ■* ^fn~ Lulu Fairbanks for some. A friend of her earlier life was Amelia Earhart ... the two met in Seattle around 1930 . . . and in 1935, Lulu called on Miss Earhart to help promote the country's first "flying convention", when 200 Business and Professional Women flew to Seattle for a national convention. Lulu took 167 of them on to Alaska for a cruise. She is survived by one sister, Esther of Seattle, and a nephew • and niece" in -': Arm • Arbor: She- was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret, and a brother, Lloyd. Funeral services were held Saturday at- the First Presbyterian Church of Seattle. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of Youth, 2005 Fifth St.. Seattle, Wash. The 1968 Saline Area United Fund drive was reported out this week at $38,422.33, a soaring 113 per cent of its initial $13,913 goal. Although a few small reports are still known to be "on the way", the books were Closed by Mrs. Don Leidheiser, campaign chairman; and the annual meeting was scheduled by the Rev. M. R. Meeden, president. The annual meeting, for the purpose of electing new directors to the board and the transaction of other business, will be held in the basement social hall of the Presbyterian Church, at NEW SCHOOL BIDS NOT DUE YET Bids on the new high school may not be taken until after Christmas, Superintendent Harold Hintz said today. —The" Board Of -Education is awaiting final plans _and specifications from the architect, Gui- do Binda & Associates, which are expected to be ready by the first of December. Contractors will then be given a ;month to study the plans before presenting bids. 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 10. The public is invited; and all persons, organizations, and corporations who have contributed to the United Fund are entitled to vote. Mrs. Leidheiser's final report on the sources of contributions follows: Service Clubs $ 95.50 Business (merchants) 1,165.00 Industrial gifts 7,150.00 Saline Area Schools 501.00 MEHA 90.00 Building trades 130.00 Saline Community Hospital 15.00 Total $9,146.50 Regional Areas and Individual Contributions: Area 1, $638.15; Area 2, $818.- 79; Area 3, $277.23; Area 4, $1,020.50; Area 5, $315.73; Area 6, $506.19; Area 7, $796.35; Ar- ;ga, 8,r$&ad&..'&xe.aa3£* $24,232.40. Total, $29,275.83. Total Contributions and pledges to date: $38,422.33. *Category for pledged amounts which come in throughout the year. These are gifts from salaried employees. rivers Like Bus Runi Cross and sent without charge. This is the seventh season for the project; and the men over- drivers is a great puzzle to the four drivers who have been there longest . . . they think seas have written to Red Cross: that, for a job as pleasant and "Record received in good con- convenient as this one, there lition '- - playback performed ought to be a waiting list nine well - would Uke service con- mjies long, tinued. It was a wonderful sur- Drise - it makes us feel closer The four have been driving ogether - it ma!_e._ a person school buses for 13 to 15 years 'eel good - - it was the best each . . . and all four are _ft that we could ever receive women. If anyone is prejudiced rem home • more service against women drivers, it isn't nen's families should know of the school system ... of the this Red Cross service." present roster of 17 drivers, An appointment may be only four are men. But the made by calling Mrs. Arthur turn-over is a little high; in the Gill, 429-5357. In Saline the re- past month alone, three have cordings will be made at the decided to switch to full time Presbyterian Church, - - next J°bs- door to the Post Office on December 11 and 12. SiH as New "Santa" Uli-l! The four veterans of the bus fleet total 57 years of school driving, and heaven knows how many thousands of miles. They are Charlotte Jacobsen, of Textile Rd., now in her 15th year- Mary Fern Cogar, of S. Ann Ar bor St., 15 years; Vivian Robin ett, of Maple Ave... now in her 14th year; and Mary Toth, of The jolly Santa who will en- Textile Rd., 13 years, trance Sah'ne area todd'ers during the holiday season this year The gals are unanimous in will be none other than Dick their declarations that this if Pope, of 301 Bennett St. . . . THE job for women, particular- who .e own three children have fr sociable women. Said Char- known for years who Santa lotte: "There's the joy of kids, really was. what else? Besides, it 'leaves The Saturday visits of Santa time for your other work and durin-; December are part of the social activities." annual Chamber of Commerce She is now transporting at Yule festivities, which also in- least one child of a child she elude a special children's pro- used to drive, and last year "I" gram at the Junior High 'SJghool, graduated lots who have ridden on the last Saturday afternoon with me since they were kinder- befOre Christmas. At least one gartners. I wouldn't miss the. of Santa's afternoons will be kindergarten run for anything spent at the Westside shopping . . . it's delightful!" center. Mary Fern, who was the sec- Sin_e the buildings formerly ond woman-driver in the school used as "Santa's office" are system (Pauline Niethammer now occupied by other business- was the first) recalls: "Probes, a central point is being ably my most frightening ex- sought where small fry can perience occurred just recently, meet and talk to the jovial old 'when a little deer ran out in gentleman. He will also stroll front of the bus and Was killed, through all stores. r There was another several In other • C-C preparations years ago when the bus was for the holiday season, seven stopped in a road block . . . boxfuls of new downtown dec- and a state trooper boarded the . orations have arrived . . . bus with a shotgun 'and searched wreaths and garlands for all for the man who. had killed a utility poles. trooper from the Clinton Post. Fortunately, he wasn't on our bus." Says Mary Fern: "Probably the most gratifying, through the years, is seeing kids grow up, marry, and start raising their own children who now ride the bus. "I have enjoyed each year of driving 'and hope that I have dene a good job. While I no longer have small children at home, I've always felt this job was better for me than a full time job, because I could still stay home when my children were home, and yet enjoy an additional income and get out for a few hours each day. The Saline School administration has been most cooperative, as far as I am concerned." Mary Toth has also enjoyed the job, though it has alarming lrmmont, - • mostly due to weather. "One year, there was thick ice for about two weeks, and everyone driving on the country, roads was on pins and needles. But the job gives one a chance to get duties done at •home, too." Kids will be kids, - of course. "Some are ornery-natured, and you just have to cope. It takes a little time, but it always ends up well." . Vivian Robinett likes the job and enjoys children. "It's a wonderful job for women because they can do their own work and drive, too. The children mind pretty well .. . you might have a few that don't want to, but as a rule, they come around." All of the drivers have a lot of poise concerning had weather driving . . . but Vivian recalls •one instance when she tried to turn, in Bridgewater, and wound up crosswise of the icy road. As a result, parents came to collect their children; and school administrators came to get Vivian . . . and very nearly didn't make it themselves. But these are isolated instances, very few in the many years. As a rule, the schools are closed when conditions would make driving too hazardous . . . and there has never been a • serious bus accident/ Being a school bus driver requires a chauffeur's Ucense and driving experience and skiU, a cool head, and a, judicious mixture of affection and discipline for children. You might make more money panning gold but, aU the drivers agree, it wouldn't be half as rewarding. Anyone who'd like to tackle it is invited to-can the High School." i?9-4981. THE BUS DKIVEKS' IAFEE KLATCH meets every schoolday morning, as soon as all the youngsters Iiave been safely decanted at their appropriate schools. Left to right are Jau Kara, Charlotte Jacobsen, .Dorothy Viaii Doren, Mary Fern Cogar, and Iftvian Robinett.
|Title||1968-11-27; 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.|
|Subject/Keywords||Saline (Mich.) � Newspapers; Washtenaw County (Mich.) � Newspapers;|
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