1969-01-02; Saline Reporter
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The Sa VOLUME 20, NUMBER 17 - Thursday, January 2, 1969 10c PER COPY — §4 PER TEAR M. 0 GEAR Yakety-Yak As the Chinese might .say it, "Tis the season to be solly!" For Salinians, it's been' a rough holiday week! The flu - ridden Reporter staff never had a moment for self-pity, because almost every incoming phone call brought news of people'who had worse luck than we did. A sampling of all the suffering: Dick Knightley, McKay St., started out for the store to buy a snow shovel. The white stuff had covered his sidewalks, and as a conscientious citizen, he wanted to clean it up. He took $20 to cover the purchase. On the way to the hardware, his car hit a patch of ice, spun, and crashed. The $20 covered the tow charges . . . but the body work will run many times that much. "And by the time I finally got back home," Dick grins philosophically, "tlie snow had all melted off the sidewalk." Kris Clark, of Lodi Estates, was another one who slipped on those treacherous roads. On her way to Webster's Turkey Farm for their Christmas bird, Kris hit some ice and went galley-wampus. She suffered a broken nose, bruises, hurt feelings, and damages to the car. But Kris is a trouper. The family still had turkey for Christmas. Daughter Lee," along with her in the car, got off with just a few scratches. The Bob Merchants were a multi-car family until a few days ago, when two separate crashes on two separate patches of road slick, took them down to no cars at all, temporarily. There's been some sickness in the family too . . . and that brings up a whole new area of discussion, involving practically everyone in the Saline area ... so let's just skip it. Art Jacobsen, of Textile Rd., one of the men who kept the Ford Motor Co. fleet of jets flying trouble-free for years, has reached retirement age . . . and it's easy to see how the company and his working associates feel about losing him. There has been one farewell party after another, and many expressions of appreciation for his years of Ford service. Now he and Charlotte plan a number of projects at home, on the road, and in the air, that'll probably keep them just as busy as they were during his Ford career. Saline's three famous mus- 'keteers . .. Pete O'Mara, Walt Moore, and Dave Toth . . . have done it again. They've put the town on the map with possibly the highest - hung Christmas tree in the area. It's up at the top of the water tower, and very pretty indeed. How they get it up there is a terrifying mystery to most folks - who get the shakes when they have-to climb a four-foot stepladdar. j_vnd we won't be at all surprised to have them wire the tree and string lights and baubles on it next Christmas season. High marks for holiday hospitality were set by the Wellers, at the Ford Mill, and the Jim Caimans, of Mooreville Rd., during Christmas week:-. The Wellers Invited "everyone in and around Saline to come over to the cellar for a carolling session . . . and the Carmans' entertained with beauty and graciousness, plus delicious eating treats, at an ■open house Sunday. And the same goes for the whole Ford Motor Co., an organization that has proved to be anything but impersonal since moving to Saline. The local plant threw its -doors open to Saline people for a visit last week ... and the turnout was tremendous. A total of 5,000-6,000 people got a look at the factory . . . the children had a visit with Santa . .. and every family enjoyed refreshments and went home with a beautiful souvenir group of clear nylon glasses, gift from Ford, and manufactured at the Saline plant. * * v.- Amanda Meddaugh did it again this year! She decorated the front- of her house on W. Michigan with such a flashy array of. Christmas color, that the whole town looked just that much friendlier to all travelers passing through. TO CONDUCT - FIRST MEET ■ Mayor "Hugh Keveling will conduct his first council meeting Monday evening and present a "state of the city" message. City officials will be appointed for the coming year. Keveling served four years as a councilman before his election as mayor. New to council seats but not to city.affairs will be Waldo (Jim) Gross, who has served on the planning commission; and Kenneth Rogers, who was employed as city clerk until the early 1950's. Returning councilmen are George Johnson, Jack Measley, Edward Marsh, and Jameson Ford. Norma Meets a Charmer (and Vice Versa) »_c ~j> City Acquires New Assessor Serving temporarily as Saline's city assessor is Walter Lahde, who was city assessor of the City of Ann Arbor until his recent retirement. Lahde came out of retirement "on a temporary basis to help the City of Saline get the tax roll out, and until a replacement can be found," he said. Saline's former assessor, Robert Harrison, resigned the post to seek election as County Clerk, Was elected, and began work in that post today....... Lahde, .vhoia' .*appoi__t_nen_ here will be re-affirmed by Council in the first meeting of the year, Monday, served as Ann Arbor's assessor for seven years, about 25 years ago. He was then assessor of Grand Rapids for four years, and for seven years acted as supervisor of all assessments of Washington, D. C, until 1962. He was then with the Industrial Appraisal Co. of Pittsburgh for two years before returning to Ann Arbor as assessor four years before his retirement. He and his wife plan to move to Florida "within a few months". Lahde will be available from 9 * a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays for Senior Citizens and veterans "who need aid in applying for homestead exemptions. Anyone *who is ill or cannot go to City Hall may call him at 429-4907. • - BLOODMOBILE Commission DUE IN SALINE ON JAN. 15 . The Red Cross Bloodmobile unit is scheduled to set up shop in the Saline Junior High School gym on Wednesday, Jan. 15, according to Mrs. George Austin, local chairman. Blood donors are urged to mark the date and to participate. Gifts of pints of blood will be taken from 2 to 5 in the afternoon, and from 6 to 8 in the evemng. ' Bloodmobile clinics are held here periodically in order to maintain Blood Bank credits at area hospitals. Saline area residents in need of blood are able to draw on the "bank" as long as withdrawals don't exceed the gifts. " HI The Jan. 15 clinic will call for a special effort from Salinians, Mrs. Austin emphasized. "So many people who have .been regular donors are unable to give this time because of the widespread flu. This means that tne people who are able will have to come, in and make up for those who 'are ill." Nantes Jaeger The first meeting of Saline's Fair Housing Commission, set -up under the terms of the city's newly effective Fair Housing Ordinance, was held last week at the home of Mrs. Pat Woods. In the organizational session, the'group elected Donald Jaeger chairman; James Knight, Jr., vice-chairman; and Mrs. Pat Woods, secretary. The commission agreed tentatively to holding regularly scheduled monthly meetings; and set the next session for 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, at City Hall. Present in an advisory capacity at the first meet was a representative of the State Civil Rights Commission. The group heard his advice on ways in which it can promote the spirit and intent of the local housing ordinance. Among his suggestions: (1) securing pledges from builders and developers, operating in Saline, that" they will comply with the ordinance; (2) publication of a pamphlet explaining the Fair Housing Ordinance and its significance here. Month-Long Drive Starts Tracy Greenwood, National Koenn, Mother's Starch chair- NORMA KELLER, Saline ar* Foundation poster child for 1969. man in Chelsea, and Mrs. Mieh- ea March of Dimes chairman, Also smitten by the poster boy's ael Braun, community cb.air- (right), visits with five-year-old charms: (at left) Mrs. Charles man at Milan. s. Leidheiser Honored Woman Hit By Her Own Car Naomi Musser, 42, of Clinton, suffered bruises when she was knocked down by her own car, at the Vescio Market parking lot, en December 26. Mrs. Musser, who is employed at the market, told police that she parked her car, at about 8:30 a.m., and did not know Why she left it running. When'she reached into it to pick up her purse, the car began moving and knocked .her off her feet. She Was treated at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and released. Stolen Safe Found Minus 1 Door A safe that was stolen in November from Saline Lanes Bowling alley has been found, with the door missing. The safe was spotted T.y an Ypsilanti Township resident, on January 1, in a field west of Ypsilanti. It contained $650 when it was taken from the bowling alley here on November 4. The safe itself was valued at $50. A volunteer brigade of Sahne area mothers launched the local March of Dimes for 1969 this week. With an official starting date of Jan. 1, the drive actually commences on the second, with a 6:30 p.m. dinner for all workers, at the Moose Lodge in Ann Arbor. The funcr-raising action will continue throu^n the month of January, and -will reach its climax on the 30tli. with the traditional Mothers' March. Mrs. James Keller, of Jewell Rd., is serving again, her third year, as community chairman of the Sahne area drive. Co- chairman will be Mrs. James Knight, Jr. Mrs. Robert Struble is treasurer, and Mrs. Edwin Logan is in charge of publicity. Other chairmen and their areas of responsibility: Mailers - Mrs. Robert Cummings, chairman, Mrs. Eugene Sell, Mrs. John Erskine. Special gifts - Mrs. John Thoss. Businesses and Corporations - Mrs. William Robinson,' chair- 'inaH;'"Blrs/ -Riehard Zeebi rMr_3,. Gilbert Hayes. Clubs and Organizations - Mrs. Robert Dobson. Canriisters- - Mrs. Larry Gransden, chairman, Mrs. Kenneth Burmeister, Mrs. Gary Briegel. Special Events- - Mrs. Joe Graf, chairman, Mrs. James Martiny, Mrs. Paul Woods, Mrs. Jack Keliey, Mrs. Jan Loseee. Teen Representatives - Mrs. Donald Hutchins, Mrs. Ralph Nothdurft. Rummage Sale - Mrs. Jerry Losee, Mrs. Ralph Gross. Peanut Sale - Mrs. Ralph Nothdurft. Mothers' March - Mrs. David Champion. After attending a recent March of Dimes orientation meeting.in Chicago, Mrs. Keller reported,' "More progress has been made toward preventing birth defects and their disabling after effects than most people realize." During the, Chicago meet, physicians told Mrs. Keller and 400 other volunteer leaders from Michigan and neighboring states that there is now a vaccine that can prevent the birth defect ,known as RH Blood Disease which afflicts an estimated 10,000 of our children each year; Also in the final stages of testing is a vaccine against German Measles (Rubella), a disease that can cause defects in her developing infant if contracted by a woman early in pregnancy. In describing progress made in the decade since the March of Dimes began its war against birth defects, physicians pointed out that modern medical and surgical techniques can prevent or reduce the physically .or mentally handicapping effects - of such defects as PKU, water on the brain, open spine and many others, Mrs. Keller said. "Today more than 250,000 children are born, unluckily, witlr'birth defects each year," .she. declared, "but research is bringing the day much closer that we will see a dramatic American children are afflicted reduction in the tragic toll." __^^^^^-^-^-^^^r*^-^-».^^»-»#*^#^^^^^r^»-^»^-^-^»*■ RUMMAGE ; REQUESTED FOR M.O.D. Salinians wishing to give Useful articles to the March' of Dimes Rummage Sale may make arrangements for pickup simply by calling any of three ladies on the sale committee: Mrs. Paul Woods, Mrs. Ralph Gross, or Mrs. Jerry Losee. Final details en the time and location of the sale will be announced shortly. Meantime, everyone is urged to p.articipate by giving rummage to the project. .^^^r^^^_s^«Ngs-^^__N_N»«sr^_s»_N_^«s_^ EXTRA TRASH Doff Vaccination PICKUP SET Chmc Set For NEXT WEEK Salinians whose homes are overflowing With Christmas wrappings, tarnished tinsel, and other Yule remnants, will get relief next week when the 15th, Fire Hall Saline's every - other - year DPW puts on another of its Dog Vaccination Clinic wiU quartlerly pickups of extra be held at the new Fire Hall trash. v for the first time this year But the DPW crew as'ks for . . . and the date for the big some helpful cooperation dur- canine social event has been ing the pickup. . set for Wednesday, Jan. 15. Next Monday and Tuesday, Held for years at the old January 6 and 7, the area north of Michigan Ave. will be covered. ' Fire Hall on S. Ann Arbor, the clinic will now move to the larger, warmer quarters UNITED FUND LEADERS shown here with Miss Michigan State fund to recognize and were honored at a luncheon re- 1968, Darlene Joyce Kurant of praise those who led united cently in Lansing. Mrs. D. G. Muskegon. The Campaign campaigns in Michigan com- Leidheiser, campaign chairman, Achievement Celebration is munities. More than 700 at- Saline Area United Fund, is sponsored each year by the tended. STORK (Hectic Holidays) Wade Edward Burkhart, first son of - Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Burkhart of 207 N. Ann Arbor St., was born on Christmas Day at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. The mother (the former Debbie Dechert) and baby came home Monday . . . and on the same day, Jody was "admitted to SaUne Community Hospital as a medical patient. He was released on New Year's Day. SCOUTS'SET PAPER DRIVE SATURDAY Saline Boy Scout Troop 446 has scheduled its first paper drive of the New Year. The pickup is set for this Saturday, January 4. ~ All Scouts' fathers are urged to help; they are to meet at the north end of Henne field at 8 a.m. The drive will last all day. Boy Scouts will check all houses so people will not have to put the papers on the curb. Anyone'needing a pickup earlier may contact Harold West, 429- 9853; Harold Hanselman, 429. 7565; or Harold Fritts, 571-4578. SHOOTING OFF INSULATORS CAUSED POWER FAILURE Detroit Edison Co, investigators have reported to city police that a recent power failure was caused by someone shooting the "dead end" insulators off a pole just west of the city. The power failure, on December 22, lasted 51 minutes hi the north .section of Saline, and affected the entire area to some extent. The insulators destroyed by shooting were on a pole west of the substation on Bennett St. RETIRED TEACHERS . TO MEET TUESDAY . The Washtenaw County Retired Teachers' Association will: meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the fellowship hah .of the first Baptist Church of Ypsilanti. A talk, accompanied by pictures, will be given by Dr. James Taren, University of Jfichigan associate professor bf neurosurgery, who served on the S. S, Hope. Dues of $2 for .the 1968-69 year may be paid to the treasurer at the meeting. Next Thursday and Friday, at the comer .of Harris and January 9 and 10, the area Michigan, for the convenience- south of Michigan Ave. wilTof its four-footed clients and be covered. their owners. ■ DPW head Gerald Well- Hours for the one-day clift- wood urges everyone to have i'c: 7 to 9 in the evening, trash placed at -curbside ..by A veterinarian will be on 7 a.m. in order to insure pick- hand to .administer the shots, up. Residents may set out any and licenses will also be on number of containers, but all sale, trash must be boxed' or bun- _m „„™x _,_,. died for convenient handling. M^^T1>T(f1^ j^^c T„ ,, , . , . Members of the Domestic Wellwood also emphasizes:Engineers Extension Group will that the 7 a.m. hour also ap- meet next T^day at the home plies to setting out trash for 0f Mrs. Herbert Diuble, 7650 the regular weekly pickups Waters Rd. put on by the DPW. The num.- . ——: : ber of containers to be han- SHORT COURSE _ died at -each stopis stffi-lim- °N HORSES . / ." _ ■Vy +„ '«_,!__,_ Y_r.o.„.„.,.. va.tc The Cooperative Extension ited to .three, Wellwood says . ^^ ^^-^ C6unty . . . but many residents; could -^ hold ^&brT course on dis- put out much more by going eases affecting horses, to "be of- tp the 30-gcOlon containers fered_iexr Tuesday. Jan. 7, at which-have proved most effi- the Farm Council Grounds. The cient. --,-■-.• '.'*- session will start at 7^.6 p.m. .I''
|Title||1969-01-02; 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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