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About The North Santiam's Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 194?-1949 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1948)
Serving the North Santiam
The North Santiam’s
Lyons, Mehama, Llkhorn,
Mill City, Cates, Mongold,
Detroit and Idanha
Mill City Enterprise
VÔLUMÈ IV, NUMBER 49
MILL CITY. OREGON. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 16. 1948
Looking Up Wolves Lose
and Down To Sublimity,
the Canyon Beat Turner
Bear Raids Pantry
And Gets Away
$2.00 A YEAR. 5 CENTS A CtPY
Mill City Date
By MRS. SCOTT YOUNG
These are the Bear Facts:
No, Mr. Bear is not in hibernation
Santa Claus was reading the road
yet. The Forest Service has proof
the other days, and he re
By CHARLES WOLVERTON
of it While Mrs. Oline locked herself
marked to Mrs. Santa:
Mill City" High School's Timber in her bedroom of their Detroit Ran
By PAT WOLVERTON
"The roads are aorta bad around
Let’s take inventory.
wolves will go to Stayton on Fiiday ger Station apartment, Bud Cline,
that little town down in the North
This is the time of the year when
night to take part in a basketball hearing strange noises, went to their
businesses take stock of what they jamboiee sponsored by the high pantiy to find Mr. Black Bear’s long a Christmas program Tuesday, Dec. Sant:-m Canyon -what’s it’s name?”
“Iilill City,” she replied, adding,
have on hand to get an idea what school there.
' arm thrust through the screen as he 21 in the high s.hool auditorium at with a not of annoyance in her voice,
t^e’- need in H'e fntu’e.
Teams from Au-msville, Sublimity, helped himself to about everything 8 p. m.
What about the Canyon? How does
The entertainment is under the di “You’ve been going down there for
He thought Christmas had
its inventory stack up, now and for Mill City and Stayton will partici come.
rection of the faculy. It includes a the past 75 yvais and you still can’t
remember its name.”
the months ahead ?.
i He jumped down on Bud's arrival cantata-drama entitled “'They Found
“Mill City, that’s right. On account
and a bear hunt ensued most of the I the Child,” by the upper grades, and of the roads, I thing I’ll figure on
The North Santiam Canyon can Tuesday against Turner, 42 to 25.
Hunter scored 17 points, almost night with Ranger Mi ore and Cline ' a play, "Farewell to ToyLand,” by getting there, about 1 o’clock on ^t-
house about 3500 people, not part;c-
the lower grades.
the next high man, Watson of ’ considerably handicapped by snow.
ularly well, but enough to get by, in
In the upper grades’ presentation, urday, the 18th.„
Then he pulled his beard, puckered
its present built homes. Mongold has ’ Turner. For Mill City, Leo Poole ha i 1 made his escape by swimming the the main rols are played by LeRoy
a surplus of housing for about 500 ' 4, Verbeck 7, Miller 6, Lawienre Santiam River. Cline and Moore aie Podrabsky as Jabeth, Christine Lind his brow.
"What have you forgotten now,”
single men and 48 families—now part Poole 2, and subs Wirick 6, Thornley, waiting for a return bout with re gren as Amrah, Yvonne Dart as Re
ly occupied. Perhaps 25 home units 0 and Keys, 0.
becca, Wayne Morris as Benjamin,
Monday the basketball team from vengeful looks on their face«.
“Ma. I just can’t remember where
are now being built, in the commun
Valsetz will come to Mill City for a
ities from Lyons to Idanha.
Lou Smith as Sarah, Dick Kanoff as I stop there. I must be getting old.”
“You are an old fogy, Santa. Y’ou
But we are faced, by summer, with special game. A chili bean supper
Richard Verbeck as Baltha
to remember you stop every
an influx of up to 3000 workers, or will be given for the players after
sar, Herbert Hampton as Melchoir,
year at the Fire Hall.”
as much as four times the present the game.
The Timberwolves met their
total of wage earners. If only a third
gory as King Herod, Buddy Lind
league adversaries Fiiday,
of them bring their families, there
gren as Asa.
is going to be a .shortage of as much
Two scribes, Charles Henderson
in favor of one and the other and
as 1000 home units!
and Jimmy Caudle; two guards. Dick
If the county won’t do its own Crook and Eddie Gregory; Philip Go
Although merchants may complain local team, 31.
work, there are some folks up ble as David, Gail Ctuson as Mary
they’ve not enough customers to keep
and Benny King as Joseph.
them busy now, that won’t be the City: Hunter, f; Leo Poole, f; Miller, in Gates who’ll take care of it for
The two readers are Dorothy Dow
case «when the working population of
and Mary Jo Wolverton. The mu
During the current rain, great
The Sublimity team Monday won
the Canyon increases three- or four
sic is sung by a choir of the upper
The little FJkhorn community on
fold. And many of the normal needs
grades under the direction of Miss
of a population aren’t even on sale Gates, which the Timberwolves ha( perties of seveial resident, doing con Alice Smith. A special number en the Little North Fork was complete
in the area. That calls for planning, defeated by a lopsided scoie a week siderable damage. The floor furnaces titled “Star-Led, Dream-Led” will be ly cut off from the outside last «week
in the Joe Joaquin and Melbourne
end "by two slides which pouied and
by individual businesses as well as or so before.
Rambo homes were ruined by the sung by Tommy Kanoff. Dick Syver- avalanche of mud, rocks and logs on
the entire trade community.
son, Seeley Bennett, Pat Nash, Lyle
The seniors have been selling Tim- overflow, all ebcause the county had
Commercial recreation is adequate
Fleetwood_and Vernon Christensen. the only road out.
for even a much laryr population.
“Farewell to Toyland,” presented • One slide came down ¿n the “old
The same cannot be said of commun past week. The B team has been at the road.. After repeated apfpeals to by the lower grades, will have a cast slide stretch” Friday night. Mr. and
ity recreation services. Yet it’s going tractively clad in them the past two Marion County officials the citizens including: Jimmy Baltimore as Santa Mrs. Mervin Knox of Lyons Were un
took matters in their own hands and
able to jeturn to their home. They
to be hard, especially fo- the unin games.
procured a bulldozer with which they Claus, Robert Ditter as Mike Teddy sipent the night at the Bill Bickett
corporated towns in the Canyon to
Bear, Colleen Estensen as Glorianna,
The annual senior prom will be carved a few runoff channels.
subsidize a recreation program, for
Ramona Mason as Raggedy Ann, home.
held Saturday, Dec. 18, in the high
Mr. and Mrs. Jake Mvers were
a. lults and youth.
Raymond Goodwin as the postman,
school auditorium. Music will be fur come up as a result. One ditch they
“traipiped out” the same night and
Mill City, with its new grade school nished by the Top'Hatters of Salem. dug cut off another resident fiom his eight first gtade boys as wooden sol stayed in Mill City.
home by ear.
Saturday morning a county road
building, with have facilities for the All alumni an school board members
And worse, all the water which diers, The singing dolls are played crew cleared one slide and Ercill Wil
new population. Detroit and Idanha are invited, plus student body mem
by the first grade girls and the toy
son’s gravel ttruck pushed a log out
with a new school built by the Army bers. It will start at 9 o’clock. A was drained off from the properties orchestra by the second grade: s.
of the way in the Freres hill slide so
Engineers will be ready, too. Gates Christmas theme will be used.
most damage has now collected in
six cars that had been waiting for
has equipment and space now to take
The seniors are flashing fancy a pond on the Al Millsaip place.
hours could get through.
care of many more students. The
A county engineer who was called
books which were received
The two slides broke loose again
big problem, so far as education is
to see the damage promised a culvert
night and the road was
concerned, will be finding more teach Monday.
installed Wednesday night in Albany
would be built.
ers, and money to pay them with.
M illustrious master, Adoniram coun closer! again until Sunday afternoon.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY SCHEDULED
cil No. 9 of the Masonic Lodge. Mr.
The regular matinee at the Mill Kriever has just completed his year RUSSIA IS CLUB TOPIC
More officers may have to be hired,
The Mill City schools will close
but the conditions of law- enforce Dec. 23 for the Christmas vacation City Theater will open at 2:30 in as high priest of the Royal Arch
A discussion on Russian commun
ment are very much improved over and will reopen Monday, Jan. 3. The stead of 2 p. m. because of Santa's Masons, Bayley chapter No 8. Al
was held at last week’s meeting
a year or so ago.
visit Saturday at the Fire hall.
high school will close Dec. 24.
• • •
of the Mill City Women’s Club at
the high school recreation room.
It seems ill advised and unwise for
Mrs. Arthur Kriever was chairman,
the state and federal governments to
Mrs. D. B. Hill spoke on music,
confront a small community like the
Funeral services for Mrs. Millie
art and literature in Russia, Mrs.
Canyon with the enormous task of LaVine will be held in the Mill City
Non is Thomas who was accidently
The fifth to eighth giade girls Lawrence Walworth, the educational
taking caiv of a population which Presbyterian Church at 1:30 p.m. on
practicing for the volley ball system there, and Mrs. Charles Wol
may more than double ami let things Friday, Dr. David J. Ferguson offic
after school. About 15 verton, its press.
work out without planning or help. iating, and interment in Woodburn
The club decided to hold a Christ
The Detroit dam will be built, not cemetery between 3:30 and 4 o’clock. yet able to walk is permitted to sit glf?9, under the supervision of Miss
Alice Smith, turned out.
up part of the time.
mas party with gifts of 25 cent value
for the North Santiam Canyon, but
Mrs. laVine, for 28 years a resi
In a recent election of song leadeis exchanged ami 25 cents for an elec
Mrs. Alber Millsap had as their
to serve the Northwest and the na dent of Mill -City and a leader in
yell leaders foT the Mill City trie corn popper for the Children’s
tion.. Yet most of the problems of several lodges, died Sunday.
Quinn who will leave for her new grade school, Dorothy Downer and Home. Mrs. Steiphen Beck was ap
keeping a well regulated community
Mrs. LaVine was past noble grand
Christine Lindgren were chosen as pointed chairman of a committe to
for the people brought in by the dam and a 20-year member of Santiam home in Seaside this week.
Guests at the George Ditto home song leaders and Carol Blazek and ariange a discussion each month on
will be local.
Rebekah Lodge No. 166 of Mill City;
the United Nation.
Are we going to have to solve them past president of Ladies Auxiliary Sunday we:e her son and family, Mr. Mary Jo Wolverton, yell leaders.
Mr. and Mrs’. George Stewart and
The hall was decorated with holly.
by ourselves? Are there no outside Patriarch Militant and of the Secur and Mrs. Bennie Rider and daughter
an husband, Mr. and Mrs Matthewe«, Mi and Mrs. Claence Estenson were Hostesses were Mrs. W. W. Allen
agencies of the state and govern ity Benefit Assn, of Mill City.
all of Salem.
Christmas shopping in Salem Tues and Mrs. Don Sheythe.
ment which can assume some respon
Surviving her are her husband,
BEAR hs.stvrm a$L20 eF
Wilis LaVine. Mill City; a daughter.
Frank Rada visited his daughter,
The Entenprise proposes that a gen Mrs. Claudia Knutsen, Seattle; and Lake spent the week end with he I
eral conference for the North San three sons. Melvin, Mill City, Clif parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Helvey Mrs. John Martin, in Portland over STORM SBWER BEING BUILT
tiam be held soon. To this conference ford, of Salem, and Raymond, of The Helveys plan to move to their the week end.
A storm sewer is under construc
Anto Moravec had a heart attack
should be called representatives of: I Vienna, Austria; and three grand- new home in West Stayton soon.
by the city, from the Mill City
last week and will be in bed for a
Federal housing agencies.
! children. »
State Bank to the river bank. The
State and county welfare agencies.
having received his discharge from
The crew of six on SP 732 has newer will drain the area around
The Willamette Valley Project JAMES COOKE SECOND
Mill City peatpie on it. The train the postoffice ami other spots nearby
IN STATE ORATOR CONTEST
The first year of his service was Tn is now funning thrice weekly to Id that have filled deep with water.
Col. O. E. Walsh, representing the
State Side duty, the next 18 month anha and the other three days to Le
James Cooke, former Mill Citystu
ROOF BURNS ON HOME
A representative of the federal Pub dent and now of Salam high school. in Cold Bay, Alaska, and th past six banon. The run to Albany has been
~A roof fire at the James Moore
lie Roads Administration.
! won second in a statewide oratorical Franasco as an electr ' irf
bume<i a five foot hole and did
A representative of the State contest sponsored by the Junion
damage to the building, but
«'hamber of Commerce .
of the house was unharm
A member of the county courts of
Y'oung Cooke, son of Mr. and Mrs. .home of his grandparents. Mr and and Al Yankus’ as guests. Overnight ed. The alarm went off at noon Tues
Linn and Miarion Counties.
I Ed Cooke of Mill City, was winner I Mrs. Lyle Rush, Sunday they attend guests Sunday were Bemie Seega 1 day, almost at the same time for the
The Mill City City Council.
of the preliminary contest in the mid
Chambers of Commerce ani Com Willamette region. Subject was de ed the r edding of his brother, Lyle and William Miller of Portland. Mr. usual noonday whistle.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo.ge Veteto were
i to Miss Virginia Vandermeer in Mill Miller was press officer for the Polish
mercial Clubs, Lions Clubs, etc., of mocracy.
government atte United Nations ses- guests at the 41st wedding anniver
each Canyon town.
James has become school cor es
sary of his »¡«ter an«i brother-in-law
Among those from Gates attending aion in New York City last year.
All Parent-Teachers Aesns. in the pondent for the Salesman, writing
the Van-iermeer • Rush wedding in
Mr. and M s. Claud Miller and Gor Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Parmenter in
I a by-lined column daily. He was an
And representatives of all other | active scout leader when he went to Mill City Sunslay were Mrs. Martha don had dinner Sunday at the Salem | I Canby Saturday
Bowes, 57: s. Blanche Dean. Mr and home of his nephew and niece, Mr.
organizations which indicate a desire i school here.
NOTICE Knights Templar of San
Mrs. CarTes Rush, Mr. and Mrs. Nor and Mr«. WiHiam Roberts.
to take definite local responsibility in
Mrs. Jack Colburn and Mrs. Albert tiam Canyon are requested to as
meeting the problems created by this I
- man Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Clare
if necessary it last two days. There Henness, Mrs. Burrel Cole and son Toman drove to Portland Friday and semble at Masonic Hall, Mill City,
at 10:45 a m. to attend Christmas
We further propose that from this after, it might become past of the Marlin, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hennes«, were joined by their husbans Satur
service Dec. 19 in a body and in
conference an organ.zation be frrned Willamette Project Committee.
uniform.Those who do not have uni
to continue through the four or more
Sunday guests at the home of Mr. was «»pent with Mr and Mrs. HaroM form« please aasemide with others.
yea: s that the work is under way. J ble program it can develop, will pro-
Mrs. J. L. Spry were their son, Frisch, former Mill City resident».
We further propose that thia con
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Colburn have NOTICE—The postoffVs- will be open
ference be held not later than Feb. 1, j to the complexities created by the Alfred" Spry, Waldport, and family
all day Saturday. Dec. 18
t . and Mr a. George Hayward moved into their new home
on a week end, with provision that
Mrs. LaVine Dies
Falls on Home
Mr. an<TMrs. Clifford Kuhnke, the
former employed by the Federal
Bureau of Public Works, were killed
instantly in Detroit late Saturday
when a 150 foot tree fell and crashed
through their home during an 80
Deputy Sheriff L. M. Wright who
investigated (Tie tragedy that night,
said the youg couple were in the liv
ing loom of their small cabin, Mrs.
Kuhnke apparently standing, and Mr
Kuhnke sitting on a davenport. The
tree, which was moie than five feet
in diameter at the base, demolished
their little dwelling.
Volunteers worked late into the
night bo extricate the bodies.
The bodies were aken to Vancou
ver, Wash., where they had lived un
til! thiee weeks ago. Mrs. Kuhnke
had been with her husband only a
few day’s before their deaths.
Mr. Kuhnke. 28, was an engineer
employed on the Willamette Valley
Project. He was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clifford Kuhnke of Vancouvet
and was bom in Salem.
Mrs. Kuhnke, 28, was a former em
ployee of a steamship company and
was bom in Sacramento, Calif. Her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. 1). E. Reybum,
live in San Francisco.
l.(>iV4K ULEA‘9 *>2
About $92 was netted at a dinner
given recently by the Three Links
Club at the 1OOF Hall. In charge of
ticket sales was Mi s. W. R. Olm
stead assisted by Mrs. W. W. Hen
derson. Mrs. Floyd Fleetwood and
Mrs. Mel Robinson had charge of the
bazaar, and Mrs. Frank Mei rill, the
fi-hpcixl. The dinner was prepared
by Mrs. George Veteto, Mrs. Francis
Bodeker, Mrs. Merrill and Ms. Lois
ANOTHER STUDENT FLYER
Roy Beebe joiiikxl the ranks of lo
cal student airmen when he took off
Tuesday with Ted Galbraith, Silver-
to flying instructor, ftom Davis Air
port. Galbraith is planning regular
lessons for student fliers at the Gates
field as soon as weather permit«.
Byron Davis took off Tuesday for
the first time in many weeks because
of bad weather.
A second hangar, being built by
Beebe, ia nearing completion at the
GARAGE LEASE ENDS
The East Side Garage reve ted to
the management of its owner, Lester
Hathaway, this week when he took
over the business at the termination
of its lease by the Bong brothers.
They returned to Washington.
Dr. David J, Ferguson, pastor of
the Presbyterian Church, spoke at
the Dec. 8 meeting of the Parent-
Teacher Assn, on the brotherhood of
The widely traveled minister told
of many peoples and creeds he had
encountered in many parts of the
world, emphasizing that nobility ex-
isted in all race«, regardless of color
Two films were shown, and Miss
H<rpe Baney, music teacher, led the
audience in singing Christmas carols.
The Presbyterian choir sang.
Coffee and Bohemian pastries were
served by Mrs. Ernest Podrabsky,
Mrs. Joe Podrabsky, Mrs. Joe Fencl
and Mrs. Brower.
Mr. and Mrs. Milo Harris and Her
man Bowers visited at Marion Forks
John Young, Glendale, Ore., neph
<-w of Scott Young, will make his
home here for the winter.
Dorothy Morgan and Mrs. Scott
Young spent a few days in Portland
M rs. George Streff and son Mike
have been visiting with her daughter
in law Mrs. Calvin Jones and family
in Portland the past week.
Marion Forks is now buried under
two and one half feet of sno* so if
you like snow shoeing or skiink now
is the hour.
The last services for Charles Cles-
ter of Detroit were held Mon lay, Nov
29, at Estacada. Many in the Canyon
feel they have lost a real friend in