Ann Arbor News, May 11, 1944
'PERK' MEETS 'DEXTER'--But "Dexter," the seven-week-old pet pig, seems somewhat disdainful and ignores the apparent friendliness of "Perk," week-old pet kid, who is happily snuggled in the arms of his little mistress, Beverley Stierle (left), of 1029 Woodbridge Blvd. Much interested in her pet's piggish antics is Julia Ross (right), of 616 W. Madison St. The girls, Bach school pupils, entered "Perk" and "Dexter" in the Bach school pet show which boasted 10 animal species. Mrs. Florence Hiscock was the teacher in charge.
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Alma Wheeler Smith was born in 1941. She recalls attending Civil Rights meetings in Ann Arbor with her parents. Her father Albert H. Wheeler was the first African American mayor of Ann Arbor (1975-78). Smith worked for nearly a decade as a TV producer before becoming a politician. Smith (D) served in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of the Michigan delegation from 2005-2010 representing the 54th District. Prior to her tenure in the U.S. House, Smith served in the Michigan Senate representing the 18th District from 1995-2002.
Alma Wheeler Smith was interviewed by students from Skyline High School in Ann Arbor in 2018 as part of the Legacies Project.
Ann Arbor News, May 4, 1957
CLASS VISITS REACTOR: The first visit to the University's atomic reactor made by a school group came yesterday when the Burns Park sixth graders taught by Mrs. Betty Melhuish toured the building.