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About The North Santiam's Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 194?-1949 | View Entire Issue (April 7, 1949)
Serving the North Santiam
The N orth Santiam’s
Mill City Enterprise
VOLUME V, NI MBER H
Looking Up Joe Ziebert
and Down Crushed to
the Canyon Death by Log
By CHARLES WOLVERTON
$2.60 A YEAR. 5 CENTS A C«PY
MILL CITY. OREGON. THURSDAY. APRIL 7. J949
SOPR i.NOS AND < ON I R Al K'S
TAKE BARBER SHOP LAURELS
The Santiam Barberetts, including
Mrs. Don Sheythe, Mrs. Lee Ross.
Mrs. Shields Remine and Mis. Bob
Trask, walked off with second hon
ors in a quartet contest in Leslie
Junior High Sbhool in Salem last
week. The contest was sponsored by
the West Salem Lions Club. They
were the only women’s quartet com
Joseph Ziebert, 35, owner of a log peting.
ging truck concern, was instantly
The Agony Four of OSC won first
killed Monfray afternoon when he was plrce. Second prize money was $25.
crushed by a log from a loade : truck
at the Freres-Frank operation on the
Little North Fork.
Witnesses said that a tiuck had
just been loaded and was being diiv-
en slowly to a nearby site, prepara
tory to installing binding chains on
George Ditter vs as appointed Cub
the logs. Mr. Ziebert was making an Scout master this week to take the
examination of the truck from the place of George Veteto, who resigned
side when a log on the second tier n a special meeting called by Har
broke loose. Three logs rolled off, old Kliewer, committee chairman.
one pinning his body against another
Present at the special meeting
truck, witnesses said.
were, besides, Warien Howe, Mrs.
Mr. Ziebert was born in Prelate, Marvin Dart, Mrsfl Clayton Balti
Canada, Sept. 4, 1913. He is survived more, Mrs. Lawrence Kanoff. Mr. and
by his widow, Mrs. Ruby Ziebert, i Mrs. Arey Podrafcsky, Mi. and Mrs.
and thiee children, Richard, Robert Alton Haun and John Muir.
and Kenneth, all of Mill City; his
Next executive meeting will be on
parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ziebert, April 114 at the Clayton Baltimore
Gates; brothers, Tony of Mill City, home. Erick Soderberg, Scout exec
bert, both of Gates; sisters, Rose- utive of the Cascade area, will be
Harden, Sublimity; Barbara Doran present.
and Frances Hallam, both of Salem,
and Mathilda Greule, Sacramento.
Mr. Ziebert had lived in Mill City
for about six years and had develop
ed a large log hauling concern.
Mill City. Gates, Mangold,
Detroit and Idanha
Building Boom On
Under Way at Dam
It’s hard to figure what makes a
politician tick, sometimes.
Take, for instance, toe case of R.
H. Baldock, state highway engineer.
In a few months, the finest route
through the Cascades, a tough huidle!
Work on the Detroit Dam got un ) with applications. The CBI staff has
from any direction, will be ready fori
der way in a few minor developments been forced to extend their woiking
traffic. The North Santiam Highway
this week, but for the most part hours far into the night because of
lrom Mill City to Bend and Redmond
marked time awaiting clearing, grub so many interruption« ol salesmen
will offer firstrate driving soon, be
Almost $30,000 in building per
bing and the completion of access and job applicants
cause the fedeial government’t cash
Don Gesseier, in change of the Ni mits were granted in the first week
roads into the rough terrain.
went into building the hardest por
A big caterpillar tractor carved a agara branch of the Salem Building of operation of the building code, it
tion, between Niagara and Detroit.
temporary road to the base of the Trades Council, said al.eady enough
But Mr. Baldock still is thinking
men have registered to supply con wae announced this week by Earl
in terms of a vague future on the
Ragsdale, city recotder.
and grubbing the heavy timbeied ar tractors for a year or longer
urgent question of providing a use-
Biggest single construction unit is
able entry to this key route. He says:
new Hilltop Store. A permit for
Construction Co. as subcontractors. person or mail, with the Niagara of
“Eventually the omportant link
$10,000 building was granted to Al
will have to be improved.” That is
bert Tomon, proprietor.
tendent, was at the dam site or in the classifications.
as far as he. will go toward a duty
One other business establishment
engineeriig office here neaily all last
the state owes the people of the Can
granted a permit. Hickel and
week. Gilbert Shea, one of the prin Portland said this week that it had
yon, the federal government which
Becker, who are building on the for
cipals of the Consolidated Builders,
has spent about five million dollars
rels of cement for construction of the mer Rhoda property, were giv«’
on the state’s own road, and to the
Inc., also was here.
Some clearing of ground for the Dertoit Dam. Trucks will begin to
Detroit Dam contractor, whose diffi
The remaining permits were for
culties are multiplied many times by
25-unit housing project in Mill City move the big order to the damsite
having to use a made-over cow path
Oliver Burke, $2500; J. T. ’*'•»-»
"Many of them,’’ Geesner said, “ar
Meanwhile the contractor and offi
to get to the construction site.
$2000; Jhue Johnson, $2000; Gladys
Hero’s what Mr. Baldock says of
cials of the American Federatioi of rive here broke. They live in trail
I Ake, $2000; John Peltier, $2000.
Highway 222 between Mehama and
Labor building tracks, were swamped ers and make-shift houses. They all
A $7000 permit was granted to
expect dam jobs but it will probably
Harold Bennett for the construction
“The existing road between Mil)
Eight grade school and four high
City and Mehama on the Linn Coun- !
all hired. Much of the equipment of a bunker that will be part of a
school teachers signed contracts for
needed to work with has not even ■ eardy-mix concrete plant on land
ty side, is, however, a pretty good
the next school term ihrs week, it
acquired from Louis Kanoff.
[arrived yet. ”
road. In portions it is as good aa the
was announced today by Vernon S.
Besides these, there are many ap
rest of the highway into Salem?1
for peimits, perhaps total
He’s absolutely right. There is lit
Not returning are Mrs. Elliott, 8S
A total of $450 was collected in the
ing as much as those already grant
tle choice between the 60 or more
grade teacher, and Coach Stephen
current Red Cross drive.
curves between Mehama and Stay-
Beck of the high school. The contract
There may be an additional sum
In Gates, the C. J. Montag & Son
ton and the 50-odd curces on up to
of High School Principal H. R. Bay when all the workers couipl -te their
Construction Co. has moved equip
Mill City. It’s like saying that a had a heavy docket this week with less is as yet unsigned.
ment on the oak grve recently pur-
„ ■Those signing eror.acts to ret are reports.
skunk doesn’t smell -any wonae"than six cases. They weie:
. .\n old established business chang
In thanking the community for
«• as-.« fnn Albert Millsap and has
Lester Warner, drunken driving, are: Mrs. Catherine Lyon, let grade,
a civit cat.
ed hands this week in Mill City.
begun constrtJction of an eight-unit
$250 and costs. He was charged with Mrs. Edith Stafford, primary com support, Mrs. Charles Wolverton, lo
Says Mr. Baldock:
Fleetwood’s Grocery was sold by
cal chairman said that thero had
“This project has not been placed ramming his car into the side of one bination, Miss Zeta Prichard, 2nd,
Floyd Fleetwood to Mr. and Mrs. motel. A portion f the ?and will be
The used for a ga uge and shop. Montag
on the highway program by the com- owned by Chief of Police J. T. King. 5|ist Sigrid Grimstad, 3rd.Miss Al been a very good response consid William Stewart of Delatke.
John Timstead, $115, costs; David ice Smith, 4th, Mrs. Fern Sletto, Sth, ering the employment situation here Stewarts took charge Monday. As was successful bidder on the Bonne
He’s waiting until the day when Castle, $15 and costs; John Neff; for Mrs. Dora Rogers, 6th, Mis. Mildred and the fact that the drive for funds sociated with Mr. Stewart are foi»r ville transmission line from Lyons
for a respirator was concurrent with
folks travel by 'helicopter and don’t feited $25 bail;; Wendell Senstrom. Feeley 7th,
•one, Jack, Toni, and two who are to Detroit
Construction plans were being set
the Red Cross drive.
$4.50 costs only; Robert Short, $17.
High school: Frederick Rugh, so
Other businesses contributing to married, C. W. and C. R. them as up by Telmer Iverson, Mill City, an
If we were pleading a special fa- I
Their families will join
cial studies; Miss Hope Baney, Eng the drive, not previously mentioned,
employee of Montag
vor for this Canyon, thre would be i
lish and music;; Mrs. Edith Mason, are the Security Benefit Assn., Mill soon as housing is available
The motel will include three du
some excuse for putting the Mil! City '
Mr. Fleet wood, who «aid he has
home economics; and Vernon Todd, City Furniture Co., Stiffler's Radio
and two single dwellings
to Mehama route on the “eventual” I
no immediate plana except to catch
and Appliance, R. L. Haecox Log
schedule. But we’re not. And if Mr. |
ging Co. and Martin's Trailer Court. up on his fishing, started in business
Baldock had the vision normally giv- I
here many years ago. The grocery
County achievement tests were
en a puling infant, he’d see that the
store was developed from another
Members of the Mill City Garden given the thirl, fifth and seventh
project is statewide in its usefulness. Club were disappointed but not de grades Wednesday and Thursday.
business be started in the same build
1. It is vital to the growing com feated when they heard a report that Other giades will be tested later in
ing in the IOOF Hall.
munities of Bend, Redmond and Mad their first project, to beautify the the year.
Buzx Fleetwood, his son, and Har
A fund to finance a street lighting
ras, and other eastern Oregon cities, highway bank above the business sec
Oren L> Morris, 67, died unexpec old Kliewer, both employees of Mr.
for Detroit was raised last
to have a goo route into the Valley. tion, had leceived a report of poor
The Mill City grade schoo tied Tur
week, and work will begin at once.
It’s just as urgent for the Valley, too. soil condition.
ner in a three-inning softball game daughter, Mrs. Fred Duffy. He was the new store.
A committee composed of John Ar
2. By developing an alternate trans
George Laird, who tested the soil Friday. The score was 9 to9. Thia bom in Mehama and lived in **
The Stewart* have had loti« as-
Cascade route, the heavy burden of and gave his report to the Club last week they play Gates there.
sociation in the grocery business and thur and Otto Russell raised the mon
ion County most of his life.
ey for construction of the lighting
traffic on 99E can he relieved, in the Thursday evening at the meeting in
Funeral arrangements have not have owned several stores.
syaem, and merchants will pay the
route to California.
Dick Kanoff, c; Tommy Kanoff, p; been announced.
the home of Mrs. and Mrs. Albert
coft of about $2.60 per month each
3. Even before the dam lias begun Toman, said it was little more than Alfred Ward, lb; Dick Syverson, 2b;
Besides his daughter he is sur- RESSLER GETS LICENSE
extensive construction work, thre al sand and would have to be rebuilt L. Podtabsky, ss; Charles Keeuar, vived by five sons, Lee of Salem,
A license to handle packaged beer to maintain it.
The eyatem will have 29 lights on
ready is a two-fold increase in use before anything could be planted.
3b; L. Fleetwood, roving fielder, Her Roy of Mill City, Jack and Waynard ami other beverages was granted on
of the route.
Mis. Charles Dolezal, president of bert Hampton, If; R '-hard Verbeck of Portland and Elvin of San Diego, Wednesday by the State Liquor Con about three - fourths of a mile along
the highway and two lights that will
4. Heavy materials for the dam the club, received a letter from Mark cf; Vernon Christenson, rf; Elton Calif; five brothers, including Bert trol Commission.
the street at the int.-rsaection
cannot be hauled over No. 222. The Astrup. state highway landscape en Gregory, relief pitcher and fielder.
Morris of Mill City, two sirters and
There is one other package license
bridges won’t take the loads.
gineer, asking the local group for
several grand children and great in the Canyon—Ted Gillespie's in Id to the high school.
Paul Reynold«, nranager of th? Id
5. The state already owns most of an appointment to discuss the pro
anha Power Co., will donati half the
the right of way for the Mehama- ject. Mrs. Dolezal, Mrs. Fred Grimes
labor required in »the installation. A
Mill City route.
Mrs. Elmer Shaw ami Mrs. Curtis i
Detroit man will help him.
We have proposed before tl at the
• will confer with Mr. Astrup
Donations were received from res
state undertake the grading of a new ' and
--a report their conference at the
idential property owners as well as
route immediately between the two ' next meeting at the Dolezal home '
businesses. The town, when the lines
town, but that final surfacing of it Thursday evening. 8 p.m., April 28. I To Mis. Melbourne Rambo. Gates.
are completed, will be lighted from
could be delayed until the bulk of
Topic will be when and how to [ April Fool's Day is no joke.
I Friday morning Mrs. Rambo, her
the pavement entrance to Detroit to
heavy load« for the dam has been plant gardens.
the Rreitenbush crossroads.
carried through. The route then could
---------- _ and
_ her mother, Mrs.
Twenty-seven were present at last j two children
The development waa authorised
be a truck detour for the time being Thursday’s meeting.
1 Steve Champ, motored to Salem
State Highway Engineer R. H. | two town«. The road, he «aid,
Mr. Baldock'« figure of $750,000 is
where Mrs. Champ was to entrain Baldock said this week that the long- not have bridges strong enough to and initiated by the newly formed
exaggerated. We think he knows that
1 tor Seattle. Arriving at the station. awaited construction o f t h e North support heavy equipment hauled to Canyon Commercial Club.
A sidewalk program al«o has been
the route wouldn’t cost that much. It
Mrs. Champ discovered she was min Santiam Highway between Mehama the Detroit Dam site. It also has an
wa.« a figure calculated lo scare off
us her billfold and all her money. and Mill City isn’t even on the sched abrupt hill at the Mill City end, he planned, both for Detroit and Idan
A new map of Mill City, w th com Phone calls to Mill City bank failed
those seeking to have the state fin
ule for this year.
ish the job the federal government plete street names, will be ready to locate the missing cash. Finally
Said The Statesman:
Agitation for omprovement of the
Work began this week on a large
has done for Oregon by building the soon, the city council has ann >unced. a call home assured ffrr that the bill portion has cropped up from time to
“The big improvement in stieets
for the new grade school
The street designation program fold was an the dining table. Mrs.
route through the gorge.
and bridges contemplated by the
was compleM by a council commit ' (hamfi continued her journey on bor time, Mr. Baldock said, but has been highway commission for Salem, how serving the upper Canyon area.
consistently refused by the commis
Ground was broken on the site,
tee headed by Robert Veness.
4-H ACHIEVEMENT DAY
ever, also ap;>ears to have slowed up
just north of the grade school build
The names will follow an alpha-
TO BE HELD APRIL U
Shopping Tnished, Mrs. Rambo
Completion of the new Sant.am
Conat ruction was delayed be
The Mill Oty 4-H Achievement (betical sequence. b<g:nn:ng with the called on a Salem relative. As she
Mr. Baldock estimated the cost of ing.
highway above Mill City will bring
cause of the long winter and heavy
Day program, under the leadership 1 name Ash at the river on the Linn was leaving, baby Laura Jo became
traffic down the broad new route and
of Mrs. Floyd E Johnson and Pat-1 County »ide and ending with K ng- impaled on a nail protruding from throw it into a narrow bottleneck in
The structure will be 88 by 124
ricia Cree, will be held in the high wood— the old county road,
: the screen door, suffering a painful M il City and below, the Statesman WH 4T ABOUT UP TO NOW?
feet and will be connected to the
•chool recreation room April 14 at
North-south streets will be in nu- knee wound, and was rushed to a
> Mill City renters were somewhat school by a covered walkway. Com
.__ to read that this area was pletion is scheduled by Aug. 15.
. ” . , said
. I «u prised
Achievement pins ami cards will be
As Mrs. Rambo was returning to ....
Street ’igrnf will be oreied and in-
link will have . to be 1 i ...
. . in the regions in which rent
presented to student.« who have com stalled at an early date;
Gates, she rounded a curve in Fox improved Th» existing road between
EDITOR'S KIN HONORED
pleted the requirements for their
Valley. A osw ambled across the Mill City and Mehama on the Linn was decontrolled.
i highway. She tried to stop, the car County side is, however, a pretty ' The news was pubili-hed in the
Lt. Col. Wallace I. Wolverton, army
Demonstrations of each project will ¡BROKEN P'RT STALLS MILL
slithered all over the road, avoided good road. In portions it is as good daily papers this week.
be given by club members The pub
a collision but spanked the cow with as the rest of the hirhway into Sa- : It’s news up here that there ever chaplain, brother of Charles Wolver
The Idanha Lumber Co.s search
was any rent control here to decon ton. editor of The Enterprise, waa
lic is invited.
the rear bumper. Neither cow nor lem."
for a flywheel to replace the one that
cho«en thia week by the Army Chief
car was damaged
Marion County Judge Grant Mur
of Chaplains to deliver the Decora
Mr. and Mrs Loren Chamberlain
The cow didn’t know it waa April phy pointed out Monday that the ex
tion Day sermon in Westminster
visited one day last week at the home there so far has been futile.
isting road has two glaring faults
Huber R«y. manage-, left early on First.
Abbey in England..
of her daughter and family. Mr and
■a •a a medium of travel between th« of Salem.
Monday to investigate two more
Mrs. Talbott st Grand Ronde
Ditter to Head
Part of School
Staff Signed Up
Red Cross Collects
$450 in Drive
Oren Morris Dies
Baldock Puts Off Highway
Till the Sweet Bye and Bye