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The North Santiam’s
Mill City Enterprise
MILL CITY. OREGON. THURSDAY. APRIL II. 1919
VOLLME V. NUMBER 15
Looking Up Access Road
and Down Hacked into
OMENS OF PROGRESS
Lyons, Mehama, Elkhorn,
MUI City, Gates. Mongold,
Detroit and Idanha
A YEAR. 5 CENTS A C»PY
Propery Sales Zoom
The upper Canyon area is keeping
abreast of the times—no stopping the
doughty citizens of Detroit and Id
The newest improvement up there
will be a genuine, air-tight, can-op
ener-pt oof hoosegow.
It will be built at the junction of
Bieitenbush road and Highway 222.
It’s designed to spare Justice of
the Peace Ed Vickers of the embar-
rasing predicament he got into last
■year. A culprit was given a choice of
a fine or jail. It was chilly up there,
so he chose jail. Only there warn’t
none. Worse, the highway was block
ed and he couldn’t be transported.
Judge Vickers finally got him to
Gates where county officers picked
hi m up.
35 Foot Frontage Goes
For $2000; Lots Scarce
By CHARLES WOLVERTON
Engineering work on the Detroit
While the rest of the world is wag
was progressing this week, and
ing a cold war that gets a degree
warmer with every headline, he;e in much preparatory road building and
It was hard to keep apace with about 15 homes. which will be for
the North Santiam Canyon we ought other preliminary construction was
Meetings will be held in all school widespread teal estate and building sale,
to reverse things to set an example. under way at the damsite.
districts in the area next Monday to activity the past week. Uu and down , Last week the Millsaps sold ano-
An access road from the ol 1 high
The Canyon, l.ke any (Kier closely
Vote on the proposition of inci easing the Canyon pr. petty was changing ther tract to the C. J. Montag Con-
knit community, has the attributes
the 6 per cent tax limitation.
hands more rapidly than ever record strucLon Co. An eight-unit motel is
of a family we squabble, we fuss, pleted. and two temporary sheds are
In Lyons and Mehama there will ed here.
already under construction there, as
harrass each other. It’s
be a concurrent election on the con-
In Mill City, the Presbyterian' well as a large garage and shop to
Russell Hoffman, general superin
just a sign that we all love each
aodidation of union high schol dist- Church disposed of 35 feet of fiont- be used by the Aim in connection
tendent for Consolidated Builders,
rict No. 4J, f Stytn nd her dsrcs.
age to Floyd Fleetwood, who, the with its contract for building the 230
A few months back, Idanha was
Charles Kelly, school board clerk, week befre, had sold his grocery to kv Bonnevill power line.
growling at Detroit, and visa versa, ing the dam, was at the damsite and
was given notice by Agnes Booth, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stewart of De
The Enterprise’s Gates correspon
over the relatives contributions of the engineering office in Mill City
noted that unimproved land is
each to the new fire district there.
that ballots for the election were be three-unit business block with apart more in demand than property with
The Byers Construction Co., sub
They wanted me to get in the battle,
ing sent him.
ments on the second floor. Sale price buildings.
and. as much as I like a fight, I contractors on clearing for CBI, was
The Lyns consolidated district re of the lot was reported at about
Elsewhere in Gates, Mr. and Mrs.
those to stay neutral.
ported the following teacher assign $2000.
area below the dam, and the contrac
Leo Hammer of Salem have bought
The fight didn’t amount to much. tor was able to get that work under
ments for the next term.
In Gates, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Mill two and onehalf lots from Glen Hen-
Anyway, Detroit helps put out Id way.
Jack Colburn was appointed chair- J Mrs. Leora Stevens, principal and sap disposed of another tract, about nets, adjacent to the home he re
anha’s flies, and Idanha helps put
Here in Mill City, engineers are man of the Mill City budget com eighth grade teacher, Mrs. Worth, two and one-half acres, to Paul Da cently purchased from Elmer Cooper,
peace withal, designin'*
to be placed ab- mittee in a meeting of the council seventh; Mrs. Lafky, fifth; Mrs Eva vis and Wilson Park, Salem. The two The Hammers plan to build a home.
except with fire, the main enemy.
Kuiken. third; Mrs Hattie Skillings, purchasers have announced plans for
, .several hundred Wednesday night.
ove the dam
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Haun sold a
\v L<i N standing feud be-
Named to serve with him are W. second; and Mrs. Goldie Brown, first.
feet. It will be fabricated of steel
highway lot to Charles Rombeck and
nates and Mill City. I imag in Portland.
B. Shuey, George Ditter, and two 5 -s. Poole will replace Mrs. Har-
Anna Rombeck of Medfold last week.
ine that those who still harbor re
Much surveying was under way as councilmen, Arey Podrabsky and Cail t eaves for the foruth grade and
This property was formerly part of
sentment have actually forgotten the well. Tn the local general offices, El Kelly,
Thomas Putman of Monmouth has
the Klutke place.
original cause of the trouble, if there don Lents, office manager, Jack La The council also heard request from been hired for the sixth grade.
The store building under construc
was a reason. But somehow, the ri cey and other executives were on a five local developers of home tracts
tion by Norman Garrison in Gates
valries of the past are disappearing full-time schedule interviewing the for new acHnnbng'to be admitted to
is fast nearing completion. Mr. Gar
now, as school representatives of the hosts of salesmen and job applicants the city. The areas included would
rison will operate a variety store
two communities work out the de who have poured into Mill City since presently add almost 100 people to
w th fountain and lunch counters in
tails of planning a union high school the work began.
the population of the town, and, as
By JEAN ROBERTS
the new structure.
But officials said it would be a the tracts are being developed rap
The whine of the saw .and tile beat
Jerry’s Tavern is being painted and
Rivaries are good. They spur each long time before any extensive hiring idly, will mean many hundred more
of tile hammer will soon shatter the a fireplace installed inside.
town to greatei achievement. And in can be done.
by the end of the year.
peace and quiet of the Elkhorn Val
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Morrison have
the Canyon it’s all in the family.
Meanwhile, Joe McNealy, construc
Those seekinb to include their pro
ley: sizeable building projects are sold their trailer camp and tourist
Thats ’just the point. The wellbe tion superintendent for CBI at its perty in Mill City ate Frank Bada,
Funeral services were held in Wed about to swing into action.
cabins, retaining only a site for a
ing of one Canyon community re $250,000 housing project here, was Roy Beebe, George Thomas, Paul dle funeral parlors in Stayton Wed
At least six private homes are to residence. The name of the purchas
nesday afternoon for James Eccle- be erceted there tills summer, as still er was not announced.
flects an amiable glow of health to getting work under way at the hous Johnke and Robert Swift.
In area, about 50 acres would be ston, 19, of Gates, who was instantly more well-to-do Valley people are at
all the North Santiam. It’s almost ing jjite adjacent to the city paik.
Several other Gates transfeis are
killed Sunday when he was thrown tracted to the resort area along the in the process, and are expectqj to
as vital to Mill City, for instance, About kix of 12 big Euclid earth mov added to the cdty, or about 400 lots.
In response to requests by Mr. Ra 'from his motorcycle a mile west
that Bieitenbush Hot Springs Wrhe- ing trucks were being unloaded at
Tlttl North Fork of the flantiem.
be ewnsumated the coming week.
built as it is to that famous resort. a siding. Plans of the new homes da and Vernon S. Tood, who sought Mill City.
One, belonging to Clyde Everett,
In Mill City Tony Ziebert bought
The youth was returning from manager of the Oregon Flax and about two acres on the highway from
The current increase in the num were complete, for the most part, to have their stieet surfaced, Mr.
ber of businesses in every town in and drawings of the tract, which will Kelly, after investigation, found that Kings Trading Post and his machine Textile Co., Is nearly completed, and Frank Bass, near the Silver Saddle
the Canyon helps them all. A new he laid out in a curved street, are a heavy duty oil surface could be ap got out of control.
another, owned by Guy Hickok, man Service Station. Price was reported
Young Eccleston had attended the ager of the First National Bank of at $2000.
industry in one town helps all the i expected by next week. Excavation plied at a cost of 80 cents per square
and street woik will begin as soon yard.
Mayor Harold Kliewer said Gates schools since coming here in Salem, is p rtly done. These houses
Two large earth movers were be
certain legal difficulties are being 1939. He was one of the most popu fiont on the scenic Littl North Fork
We're looking forward this sum I as the plans arrive.
unloaded at a siding here Tues
Several home plans were already faced in getting thiough a special lar boys in the high school, active and lie just south of the Elkhorn
day for Consolidated Builders, Inc.
mer to another community, Elkhorn, here. They are for large, ranch-type assessment program.
in school affairs, president of the stu
I Guest Ranch.
They will be used in grading and
joining the Canyon—when and if the homes, with large loving looms, and
The first official map of the town, dent body, a member of the basket
A road turning left at Evans Creek clearing the 25-home project of CBI
county comes through on its plans fireplaces.
incorporated just two years ago, was ■ball team and would have been grad
leads to the site of another future on the site bought from the Santiam
for a road across the ridge.
‘presented t the council by G. C. Mc- uated this year.
home. This is to be erected by George | Uons Club and otheta. Joe McNealy,
It’s gootl to see one community t )
Kinney, Salem civil engineer. A few
to surpass the other. Main thing to
revisions will be made before the ijday, which was to have been given Pettingill, Portland electrical con 1 housing construction superintendent,
tractor. He intends^o build a beau- I said the architect’s plans call for
remember Ts that by geography we
’maip is ready
are one region. Theres’ but one road
The student body was dismissed to tiful tesidence with landscaped [ ranch type homes with an estimated
The council heard applications for
in and out. We gotta get along
the services. Burial was in the grounds; and, when he retires, it will (cost of about $9500 each, not includ-
beer licenses from George Dilter and
be his permanent home. He expects ing the land cost.
Tony Ziebert, on the Linn County family plot in Wetzel cemetery near
to spend most of the sumer there di
The CBI addition will be built on
From Philadelphia comes the fol
side, and Frank Blazek renews^ an Scio.
a curved street with each home hav
lowing tidings inspired by the great
Five of his schoolmates, Oliver recting the building program.
application he had made previously
In May, Claude Post, of the firm ing a long street frontage. They will
hair crop now being raised by your
Muise, Ed Keith Oliver, Daniel Ro
State aeronautics officials were in for the Marion County side.
mey, George Child and Wiley Muise. of Post and Viesko, Ssjem contrac be heated by oil furnaces with forced
Mill City Wednesday studying the
and a Mill City friend, Edwin Clark tors, expects to salt on his summer draft. Total cost of the development
the Davis Airport for possible com
home. Another builder will be Ronald will be somewhat abve the fiist es
What is this talk about hai; grow mercial use. Byron Davis, owner, had
acted as pall bearers.
er that really works. You've got my made application for a commercial
He is survived by his paients, Mr. Hudkins of Hudkins and Son, real timate of $250,000.
Meanwhile, there was developing a
Pop all excited that maybe there’s field status recently.
and Mrs. Henry Eccleston, a sister, estate firm in Salem.
some truth in what you report. If
Eileen and his grandmother, Mrs.
W. E. Klosterman of Los Angeles serious lack of residential lots in Mill
The officials reportedly wet fav
it really works -for truth—please let orably ipressed with the airstrip, a
also owns a lot in this picturesque City. There is not a lot left in the
The Idanha Lumber Co. planer Minnie Brotherton of Stayton.
my Pop know where he can get some. 2000 foot east-west strip, which has crew was working a night shift in
The whole Gates community was valley. He operates a chain of photo Shepherd addition, according to Mrs.
Your Credulous Public.
been extensively developed since it order to obtain power from the Idan shocked and grieved by the tragedy graph studios on the coast, including Bertha Shepherd whose lat husband
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was started last fall on one of the ha Power Co., while waiting repairs which deprived it of a well-liked and Bishop’s in Salem, and he is looking developed the large tract. Most of
From the Editor:
forward to building at Elkhoin soon. the Swift addition, which wax vacant
few stretches of level land up the for the engine room.
Dear Credulous Public: This for Canyon ^rom %Mill»L ^ .,
Others purchasing summer home land a year ago. has been sold About
Their work was suspended Wednes
mula of mine is so powerful that,
Of late, Larry Karfenberg, of the day evening when one of the genera
sites from Kenneth Randall of the eight lots there were transferred the
other day I accidently stepped contracting firm building the North
Guest Ranch include R. Beutler of past week. Mr. and Mrs. Itel'bert Jen
tors at the power plant burned out.
with my bare feet upon a drop of Santiam highway and a flier himself, The power breakdown also halted the and Mary Jo Cruson was held Sunday Beutler and Quistad, West Salem kins have completed sales of eight
it. A few days later I thought 1 had assigned heaving road eauipment to shingle mill operation. Paul Rey afternoon at the Ed Cruson home. lumber concern; Wendell Webb, man lots in the Hilltop area. Except for
a splinter in my foot. Instead, it was the strip and it was smoothed beau nolds. manager, took the generator Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Chailes aging editor of the Oregon States scattered site« about town, few lots
tifully, Mr. Davis said. Mr. Kucken- to Portland immediately for repairs, Cruson, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Cruson, man; Fred Klaus, owner of Pike’s remain. There is an immediate need
1 am sorry 1 cannot reveal the pro berg contributed the machinery and returning with a repaired one Sun Mary Jo and Buddy, Mr. and Mrs. Ice Cream Shop; and Phil Snell, man for more a<iditions to Mill City.
Bob Mather and Penny of Salem and ager of Parrish Food Distributors.
duct. For I plan to start on my first labor.
Although extensive hiring of work
day evening, and it was installed by
Mr. an Mia. Carl Schaffer of Idanha. I Their building plans have not been ers for the Detroit Dam will await
moTfinn soon, erftra hair farm.
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Glenn Ettinger underwent a minor
the completion of current prepara
remaining hazard, the pov, • » lines, ¡esumed at the mill.
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operation in Stayton this week.
It’s going to be a new experience, will be taken down, and underground
tory engineering, aome CBI execu
having st:eet names to go by. Quite cable cut over at the east approac 1
tives said that they were having diffi
appropriately, the council picked the to the field. More and More fliers are
culty carrying on urgent wor
names of trees for most of the street I using the strip. A brother of Lowell
cause there were so few homes avail
designations. They sound beautifu
able for even the few men needed
Stiffler, local merchant, has landei
Alder, Broadway. Cedar. Douglas. Ev on the local field twice in the past
ergreen. Fir, Grove and Kingwood, week.
Permits were granted to C. S Mor
It looks as if an old Mill < ity Ian 1- gan. Stayton, for a $10 000 »rrvice
With such namer. the townsfolk
mark is about to pass on.
are bound to have homes that come
station (he is a Richfield ***•’
Wednesday night an announcement
up in standard.
; to Ft ere» Lumber Co-’
At the Easter service there will was relayed to the city council that
Easter will be observed here Sun
$4500, for a liiffiber yard; P _.
day with special services in all the
4 Hagen. $4500 for a residence The
Correction — because of t typo
churches, and a sunrise service of all of Portland, who is well known for condemned the Mill City Hotel. The Uttar is the first
graprical error the fine levied on John
denominations will be held in the his directing and teaching a« well as I reasons were not made pulic.
on a tract owned by George Thomas
Timstead was reported as $115. The
The holet, owned by Louie Rada
James Cooke, who was chosen e- park at about *' n m.
ffne was $15. The Enterprise regrets
The residence of Charles
The choir will present "The Holy and leased by P. D. Porter, has Ung
centJy to be governor for a day. won
The Rev. Hinkle of the Free Me-
owne-i by J. G. R-nd
another mportknt honor Wednesday
Church will lead the eariy City," ’’Gate» of the Temple," and been a londmark in the Canyon. It to Corille Realty Co. ami P**
when he and two other Salem high morning devotions.
the property will be used for an of
KIN DIES IN HOSPITAL FIRE
The Sunday school will have a pro Lumber C. employees when that fi*m
Special Good Fr^ay services will
Mrs. Maxwell who lost her ! re in school youth- were given naval re-
| ruled the roost around the Canyon fice.
be held in the Presbyterian Church gram as well.
the disastrous hospital fire in Effiir * I serve officer schola< shrps.
W. R Hutcheson and Richard Par
The Church of Christ is pie-enting , until ten or more years ago.
ham, m.. was a grandmother of Mrs
ker of Salem have purchased the pro
ing “The Seven Last Words." under
¡Mr». Ed Cooke of M.ll City.
Humphreys of Idanha.
perty of Anne Dawes, on the high
Stanford University is the cho ee the direction of Mrs. Don Sheythe. day school service. There will be spe put a crimp in the local housing sit way ami plan a two unit store build
(MJLLIET "BUYS HOME ON FORK of all three, and a four year course Other members of the choir are Mrs.
ing and basement.
Thursday evening a candlelight . have been living there.
Robert Trask. Mrs. Carl Kelly, Mrs.
Ken Golliett. Mehama merchant, in included in the scholarship.
Throughout the week, many other
Lee Ross, Mrs. SheTTs Remine and is to be held at the Church of Christ I Date fr vacating the building wax
recently purchased a summer home in
ertate transfers were in the mak-
Mrs. Francis Merrill.
Don’t Morrow. 9 a bom be'
the Little North Fork region.
Homes on Rise
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Of Airport Due
Sunrise Services to Mark
Easter Observances Here
James Cooke Gets
Hotel Must Go,