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The North Santiam’s
Serving the North Santiam
Mill City Enterprise
MILL CITY. OREGON. THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 25. 1948
VOLUME IV. NI MBER 46
and Down To Shut Down
the Canyon Indefiniteley
Ily CHARLES WOLVERTON
There’s going to be a big hue and
ciy soon that the United States must
do something about stemming the
current rise of communism in China.
Recent Refl victories there, and the
current drive which appears to be
aimed at Hangkow, Chiang Kai-shek
capital, will give rise to more and
more cries that the occasion calls for
more arms for the Nationalists and
eventual use of Amarican troops.
The score thus far on intervention
to thwart the rise of communism is
not very much in our favor. In fact,
there is not a country in the world,
wheie the United States has tried to
halt revolltion and succeeded.
In RussiarrTn 1919 and 1920 we
sent an army which lent aid, military
and otherwise, to the Whites who
had the support, not only of us but
England, France and even our enemy
of a year before, Geimany. Yet we
lost that venture.
As history goes, it might be said
that we won in Finland and Hungary
during the same period. But history
counts years as but moments—now,
less than Uff yeais after we saved
those countries from communism, all
was for naught. They, and all easern
Europe, too, is safely in the Soviet
In recent years we have invested
heavily on the side of the anti-C«n-
munists in Greecq and Italy—and a
candid obseiver could hardly say we
had succeeded in buying anything
In Greece, despite frequent boasts
that the Red ref. els are about done
for, there numbers are actually on
the increase. In Italy the labor move
ment, largely Red influenced, is get
reauy io* another
‘we are propping
To Lead Lodge
Officers of Santiam Rebekah Lodge
for the six months period beginning
Jan. 1 were elected at their last meet
ing, ami Mis. Gorge Stewart was
named as noble grand.
Other officers incllded:
Dean Jackson, vice grand; / rtha
Baltimore, secretary; and Ruby Hor
The new officers will be installed
in a special ceremony in January.
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»2.90 A YEAR. 5 CENTS A C«PY
2 Key Spans
Lyons. Mehama. Elkhorn,
Mill City, Cates, Mongold,
Detroit and Idanha
New Water System
Likely in January
On Filter Plant
Work is progressing on two bridges
The Mill City Manufacturing- Co.
—one across Breitenbush River, the
this week announced that operations
other at Tumble Creek—part of the
will be suspended at the end of the
North Santiam Highway, according
month, and Willis Potter, general
to Dick Jackson, superintendent of
manager, said the mill will be closed !
THREE LINKS DINNER DEC. 4
Mill City’s new water system is
indefinitely. The shutdown affects the |
Contract for the two bridges is in
The Three Links Club is planning
for completion soon after
employment of about 60 or more in f a ham dinner at the fOOF Hall on
Mayor Harold Kliewer received
the first of the year, Wayne Jurgena,
the mill and indirectly affects the jobs Dec. 4. Money raised by the affair
in the work is anothe Port Angeles the death of his brother, the Rev. foreman of construction work now
of others in .transportation connected will be used to decorate the hall. contractor, Louis Etrterich.
Albert Kliewer, in a plane crash in under way here, said this week.
Mrs. W. R. Olmstead is general chair
with its operation.
The entire project will cost about
The mill has been in production al man. Tickets will be on sale this pleted will be440 feet long and 100
$22,000, exclusive of larger mains
Mr .and Mrs. Kliewer left by auto throughout the city.
most without inter: uption, except for week.
feet high. It is of steel and coni ete
Thursday morning to his parents’
temporary periods for repairs, during
Workwen are sinking a well by the
home in Los Angeles where his bro
the entire war and postwa years.
edge of the North Santiam River.
Tumble Creek bridge is 130 feel ther will be buried.
Mr. Potter said the decision to halt
long, 35 feet high, and is of concrete
The Rev. Kliewer was a mission The well will be dug about, five feet
production was the result largely of
reinforced with iron.
ary. He was a licensed pilot. The below the river bottom, and a filter
market uncertainties and the decline
The Breitenbush bridge is only a other passenger in the plane was ser system used ther. Water from the
in prices of some grades of lumber.
well will be pumped to the settling
half mile from the new townsite of I iously injured.
The mill produces from 80,00 to 100,- I
which measure 25 by 50 feet,
000 board feet daily.
feet high. Here the water will
Both brMges are scheduled for com ■
Along with several other smaller
go through a series of coils and set
mills which have suspended opera
tling basins until thoroughly clear.
tions, several logging camps have most buried two persons in a car on
A storage tank to replace the old
shut down. In the upper part of the
one now in service is planned, but
North Santiam Canyon snow has cut struction area late Tuesday.
the Mountain States Power Co., own
They were Mrs. Rose Miller and
Dr. E. C. Willcutt of Sisters return
down work in the woods to a virtual
er of the water system, has been un
her son, Luke Biazen, whi were en
ed to Detroit Friday, preparatory to
able so far to get materials for it.
final arrangements of setting up an
A bright spot in the lumber pic
The project is under contract to
ture for the Canyon, however, is the miraculously escaped unhurt, but they
office in Detroit.
Jurgena and Hbenkrout Construc
Dr. Willcutt, who has had exten
expected early opening of the new
tion Co., of which Mr. Jurgena is a
sive general practice abroad and was
Freres and Frank mill in Lyons. Am- their trapped automobile.
Mrs. Miller, a former Salem resi
A gross of more than $3000 was connected with government construc partner.
andus Frank, a partner, said this
Also under way
week is the
Saturday night at the Mill tion projects, said he hopes to be lo
week that most of the diffifficulties
City Firemen’s fourth—and la'gest— cated in Detroit by the end of this
had been ironed out in tests runs
under the'bridge that crosses the ri
and that full scale operation may be
to get out of the path of hundreds
Net proceeds have not been deter
He will use offices in the new thea ver. This mais will connect with two
undertaken in a few weeks.
six inch pipelines, one to serve the
of tons of rolling earth and stone, mined and will not be announced till ter building.
area, the other the Linn side
loosened at a fill above the Detroit all expenses are paid. The profit hat
Dr. Willcutt will be the only phys
the Shepherd addi
damsite by recent rains.
been designated to go for playground ician in the upper part of the Can
The auto was badly damged. Its equipment.
yon. The First Aid Station at Idanha,
The new project will bring the lo
wheels were bent by the impact, and
Net income was not expected to a unit of the Oregon Physicians Ser
water system within the stand
the side of the car caved in.
!be as large as in pievious years be vice, has maintained emergency med
Kuckenberg Construction Co. em cause of the higher prices of prizes. ical caie, with Charles DeSqlly in ards set by the state.
The power company, on he basis
ployees woiked four hours clearing
At least 1000 people attendee! the charge™
of current income and the additional
the road before traffic could be re- big affair which ilirew people from
In China, 200,000,(MX), or almost
expense to which it has been put in
half of its inhabitants, a:e under di
the entire Canyon, with a fair repre DETROIT PHONE COMPANY
Tony Moravec was re-elected mas sumed.
bringing the system up to date, is
rect communist rule or influence. 7*he ter of the Santiam Valley Grange at
sentation of folks from Valley towns IN NEW OFFICE
planning to s”hmit a plea to the Pub
LYONS ORGANIZES PTA
remainder are far from happy with its annual meeting Friday.
such as Salem, Sublimity arid Stay The Detroit Telephone Co.moved ino
lic Utilities Commission for a higher
the con upt and weak government of
to its new office Friday evening. A
Newly elected officers were install
the Chiangs and Sungs.
Despite the crowds, which jam-med new two-puiit’on switchboard. Two
ed the same evening by State Deputy
Lyons was formed there Friday eve the high school gym Saturday riiight, new toll circuits are expected in the
Red China is not a recent move Ruth Norman.
ment. The Chinese Communist Party
there was no disonler of any kind spring, to take care of the increased
Other officers elected were:
The following office:« were elected: and the affair went along with its i business in the community. For some
■»as organized in 1921—af.d it has
Overseer, Frank White; lecturer,
Burl Smith, presiednt; Mrs. Wilson customaiy smoothness.
governed a large part of China since Vivian White; steward, Wilson Ste
time the office has had a direct car
1927. If we choose to intervene in vens: assistant steward. Frank Basl; Stevens, vice president; Mrs. Walter
Sparky Dibter, general chairman of rier line to Salem.
< hina, it will not be against a newly chaplain, Alta Bodeker; secretary, Hilton, secretary; and Mike Scfrwindt the benefit, said the crowd and the
Last week the sale of the toll line
Mr.rion Savage of Idanha died at
formed rebel band, as in Greece, but Fein Sletto; treasurer, Anna B. Jul treasurer.
from Mongold to Mill City was con
gross exceeded expectations.
The new organization set as its
our adversary will be a nation with ian; gate keeper, Glen Rogers; lady
The beautiful tablecloth hand cro cluded, tut the Detroit company stilll 1 the St. Charles Hospital in Bend on
in a nation, its government based in assistant steward, Bertha Basl; Cer s first project a Christmas tree and cheted by Mrs. Blazek was won by retains use of the line from Pacific Nov. 12 after a prolonged illness. He
was buried in^elcrest Memorial Park
a wasteland that atomic bombs can Blanche Wagner; Pomona. Leilamae treats for the school children. Com Lefty Smith. Dave Epps, Wilbur Bell Telephone Co., the purchaser.
in Salem Nov. 15.
not hurt—and against an idea as well Whit; Flora, Mevina Franklin; ex mittees will be appointed later.
Meinert and Bob Wilson of the Mill PHOTO SHOP OPENS
At the close of the meeting pie City Furniture Co. shared the $100
as an army.
Besides his widow he leaves three
ecutive committee. Lloyd Sletto. John and coffee were served by Mrs. Burl
Hyaerical appeals are going to be Lambrecht and Elmer Taylor.
lem are opening a branch photogra daughters, Bettyy Velma and Nora
Smith and Mrs. Jim Lande.
made to this nation to risk its sub
phy shop of the McEwan studio in Hall; five sons, John, Athel, Oral
Guests of the evening were Harold
stance again—ami perhaps its youth and Dorothy Brown of Badge? Pock
the Mill City Furniture Store. Mr Allen and William; and many grand
GRANGE HITS DAYLIGHT TIME
to halt the Red tide. We are going et, Ellensburg, Wash.
Crary will be in Mill City each Fri children.
The Linn County Grange at its
to be told that if it is not thwarted
The Santiam Grange will join the meeting in Charity Hall Nov. 18 took
in Asia, it soon will sweep us.
organizations of Evening Star and a positive stahd against daylight sav
Which is a lot of hog fuel. Commu Scio in installation ceremonies at Sc
ing time and asked that it be done
nism is an idea. It wins, just as any io Dec. 16.
Professor John Siwarthout of Ore
away with in the state.
political idea does, by persuasion and
Mr. Moravec was elected Nov. 18
Basing its position on the famt gon State College Tuesday night
conversion not by conquest. When to the post of overseer of the Linn
gave an objective picture of world
populations are downtrodden the ap County Pomona Grange. W. R. Stev that Oregon is primarily a farming communism, explaining its aims and
peal of the Marxist idea is most pow ens, a member of the Santiam organ state and that much inconvenience is purposes.
erful. The converse is alco true: if ization, was elected to the executive caused to farmers by the system, the
Almost 50 members, and guests
Grange went on record against day
they are tfell fed ami happy, commu- committee of the county Grange.
the political science professor
In a review of Oregon's winter re- with a maximum rise of 1000 feet. A
nisni holds no lure.
legislators and other state and coun in his exhaustive review of the his creation opportunities the travel bur- ski jump is available for leaps up to
In China, the communists are win
tory and theory of the Marxist idea. buieau of the State Higway Commis- 1100 feet. Facilities will be primarily
ty officials acordingly.
ning because they w-on the argument
He pointed out that communism sion
rooortiwl this week extensively in
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with an inferior adversary. Chiang’s
manifested itself in America, in a on Hoodoo Bowl, in the North San idays and by special ariangements at
answer to their disquisition has teen
Members of the Mill City Timber few settlement, even before it be tiam canyon.
to give tsem even more valid argu
Accommodations for Hoodoo ski
’ successful football squad and came a powerful movement abroad.
Ed Thurston, the bureau said, had
ments. to affirm their every criticism.
He cited two settlement, the one of planned to have a new chair lift and Bowl visitors are available at a For
In the t nited States the Commu
Owen in New Harmony, Ind., and
nists in 30 years have hee^ able to the Detroit Paient-Teacher Assn, Friday evening at the schoolhouse. Brook Farm, to which many 19th 50 room ski lodge in operation this est Service lodge at Santiam Pass,
visited the Gates school cafeteria re-
winter, but eaily snowfall delayed his where dormito ies are also in opera
persuade about 60.000 of 135 million
century intellectuals wer allied.
tion. Facilities provide for 100 peo
plans till next year.
people that tlf r way is best. In the centlyy to study equipment needs and thers of the squad, and the turkeys
i, hi in t transitional
school were furnished by the Parent-Teach
ple, including ski rentals and sales.
battle of ideas they couldn’t win an
ers Assn. It was served by the home state and does not claim to have ach son will be four rope tows handling Cabins also are available at Suttle
argument with a traffic cop. Who’s lunch program.
The committee included Otis White economics class ffhout 50 attended. ieved communism, which he defined 3000 riders per hour an 1 ranging in Lake, Camp Sherman, Marion Forks
Mis. Eli Bangs. grade
Al Haas was presented the trophy as a society which theoretically gives length from 600 feet to 4000 feet, | Lodge and Sisters.
oustanding player of the year. The to each according to his needs and
Said the first turkey to the second
coach, Stephen Beck, was given an requires services in accordance with
autographed football. Decorations individual abilities.
“Stop saying •gold *, gobble.' It
Dr. Swarthout said much of Ka 1
were provided by the home economics
Oregon 4-H’ers Win Chicago Trips
reminds me of Thanksgiving.”
Marx’ criticism of capitalism had not
lunch when the committe was present , II class.
• • •
proven true ar.d that that system had
and demonstrated her methods. T. K. |
Selling liquor to minors __
not developed or decayed as he had
Burton, Gates principal, explained!
dy been met with heavy fines and
predicted. The i sappea rance of the
sentences, for both adult« ami minors
middle class had not taken place as
Gates has the only complete school
and its's going to be tougher for
he said, but was indeed stronger than
such offenders in t’.» future. It is not
o small offence, and the court is cor
Marx, he eclared, would have been
HANGAR NEARS COMPLETION
rect in not treating it as such. One
the most astonished man of all to
The plane hangar under construc
case al’■«adv has reaches! the local
see what becomes of his theories in
tion at the Davis airport near Gates
court. Other similar acts have been
observed. Bette- be careful.
Mrs. Robert Trask gave a vocal se
airstrip has been plowed and some
lection and the Presbyterian Church
J B Love was <lissat. died with the gra«ting will be done before seeding
UPERIOR re< ■ rd» of achievement In National 4-H Clothing. Food
roof on a shed, which, although it Ted Galbraith, Silverton flight In
Preparation. Girls’ Record and Home Improvement program» hav«
didn't leak, was rather old. So he put
wen 1944 «late champ onship hr> ior» for four Oregon club member»
Each received un nil-expense trip to the 27th National 4 H Club Coa-
a new composition roof over it Now for several days monthly of regular
CHRISTMAS SEALS I Mrs W. W. Henderson.
in Chicago. Nov. 2J to Dec. 2.
Killed in Plane
In Detroit Office
For Jonn Savage
Club of Russia
Hoodoo Bowl Featured
In State Travel Review
Gates Lunch Plan