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Serving the North Santiam
The North Santiam’s
Mill City Enterprise
VOLUME V. NUMBER 19
By CHARLES WOLVERTON
Now It’s Salem
In 30 Minutes
In a hurry?
You can leave Mill City and be in
downtown Salem in 30 minutes via
an air taxi service now getting un
der way at the Davis Airport. Auto
taxi will take you from Mill City to
the local airport and a talent taxi
will be ready to take you anywhere
when the aiiplane taxi arrives in the
capital about ten or 15 minutes after
it leaves here.
The service will be set up initially
for Saturdays and will be extended
to other days in the week as business
Ted Galbraith, flying instructor at
the local field and a licensed pilot,
will perform the air taxi part of the
1 iwam I’»** *19
Lyons, Mehama. Elkhorn
Mill City, Gales. Mongold
Detroit and Idanha
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$2.00 A YEAR. 5 CENTS A CWI’Y
MILL CITY. OREGON. THURSDAY. MAY 5. 1949
Looking Up Council OK’s
and Down Bid for Block
the Canyon Of U. S. Power
Teen - Ager Raped;
Suspect, 32, Jailed
The Mill City council Wednesday
This week’s paper is pretty slim
night voted to rekuest of Bonneville
pickin’s for our subscribers who usu
ally can expect something more sub Power Administration a block of el
stantial. But we’ve been moving. And ectric current sufficient to serve this
by the time y ou’ve toted a 5000 area for future years.
pound press and a 2500 pound lino-
Mayor Harold Kliewer said that a
type across town, you’re lucky to be proposal for a specific amount of po-
able to get out a handbill.
Never move more than once, Mov- wer will be made when the council
ing is appropriate only for traveling can get expert advice on its approx
Heavy rains beginning last Friday
men. I can well understand why own imate needs for the future.
brought near flood conditions on the
ers of other newspapers stick close
Thursday noon Councilman A r e y
lower Santiam River. Thawing of the
Eddie Snell. 32, a Santiam High-
to quarters almost as bad as the ones Podrabsky' presented the general plan
winter’s record snow of the winter
Swiftly rising water augmented by and driving rain brought the river w a y construction worker, i s being
we just vacated. Lugging the amount under study by the council for ade
melting snow almost player! havoc to about the 10 foot stage in Mill j held in lieu of $31X10 bail in the coun
of machinery that goes into even a quate electric power for the future.
with initial installations at the De City.
little newspaper must look like too
Mill City cannot, without setting
ty jail in Salem, charged with raping
awful a job.
up a publicly-owned system, requisi
In Detroit Mrs. Earl Parker, offi a teen-age girl from a Canyon com-
Engineers and workmen fought cial weather reporter, registered 4.5
We’re not quite fixed urp yet. Hut tion Bonneville power. That problem
to save cribbing which had been spot inches of rainfall in a 48 hour period , munity Sunday night.
soon as we are, The Enterprise will has been given preliminary
ted for a bridge above the axis of beginning Saturday morning.
SnelI*’ pleaded not guilty when he
be in pleasanter quarters than any members of the council.
the dam. High water threatened oth
weekly in the Valley.
Heavy sediment accompanying re was arraigned Wednesday.
The council also voted to purchase
er equipment ami temporay buildings cent rainfall clogged up the settling
A word of thanks to Frank Blazek,
Medica lexamination of the gill af
ten meicury vapor lamps, for the
and delayed access to the Linn Coun tanks of Mountain States Power Co.’s ter she returned to her home showed
who built a building that’s tailor-
business sections on both sides of
made for a newspaper plant; to Dick
system here, and practically put it that she had been the victim of a
the river. Delivery is expected bv fall
In the U. S. Senate Wednesday the out of commission.
Cain and his capable crew who han- These lights, similar to what Silver-
A meeting which will be highly im full request of the Army Engineers
tiled the cumbersome but delicate ton has, cast a wide light area and
Snell was picked up Monday eve
The condition force I the company
for $11,300,000 was approved. The to use unfiltered but chlorinated wa ning by Mill City Police Chief J, T.
machine, y like it was a shipment of penetrate rain and fog. The council
be held Monday night at the high appropriation proprosal for Detroit
King and Sheriff Denver Young af
ter for a few days.
was balked by the highway depart
for the fiscal year fo 1949-’5O now
And to our subscribers, who are ment in installing lights on the school auditorium.
a face to face identification by
It is to be a public review of the to a joint conference of Senate and
putting up with a paper Like this one bridge, but will place them as near
Mill City Planning Commission’s zon House for compromise. The House
girl, whose name was withheld
ing proposal of the entire town. The figuer was somewhat below the Sen
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was visiting that evening
Robert Veness will place
The country towns have taken the meicury vapor light on the outside plan illustrated by a laige map, will ate’s.
1 at a home above Niagara. Occupants
Edgar Kaiser, active head of the
imposition of daylight saving time of the theater soon.
I of the home and Snell left for awhile
chairman, J. C. Kimmel.
far-flung enterprises started by his
long enough, and it’s good to see the
I to go to Gates. Snell, officers said,
The lights cst about $40 apiece.
Although the general outlines of father, Henry Kaiser, was in Mill C>-
peoiple of Molalla heave the whole
came back with a friend. The friend
the zoning plan have been well pub- ty and at the damsite over the week
nuisance out with dispatch.
remained at the home, and Snell, the
licized, little or
end. He conferred with Russell Hoff
There might be some reason—I’m
girl said, asked the girl to get in his
of it has been reported. However, man, general superintendent of the
trying to think hard but I can’t come
Ernest Podrabsky was elected pre 1 ear and he would take her home. She
the commission wishes the fullest dis big construction job on the Not th
up with any—why daylight saving is
consented, believing it would be all
cussion, so that a generally accept Santiam, Al Bauer, general manager sident of the Mill City high school
better than the standard time, for
right with the occupants of the home
of Consolidated Builders, Inc. a Kai
big cities. For me, -abou* th» only
On the way to her home, a com
ser associated concern building the last week.
thing 1 like about daylight time is the
plaint signed by the girl’s parents
dam, ami many other key men of the
extra hour of sleep I get when they
alleged, Snell criminally attacked her.
organization. After viewing the ter- both campaigned with posters, treats
turn the clocks up at the end of sum
Snell tried to frighten her into not
Two Gates men narrowly • escape-;
lain around the dam he said that
anyone what happened, she
I 1 Detroit Dam was the toughest job paign devices.
But that extra hour isn’t worth all death last week when a car in which
said. Instead, she made a full report
Kaiser interests had yet undertaken.
the sleep you’ve lost in the summer they were driving eft route from
Jack Stewart, vice president; La ! to her parents when she got home.
Meanwhile, fast progress was be
John Pruitt, former Canyon resi
trying to adjust yourself to the new Bend plunged over a 125 foot em
That night the gid could give of
I’owelson, secretary; Ronald
schedule. There are others who ap bankment about ten miles east of dent, died of a heait attack in a Eu ing made at the parksite develop Ragsdale, treasurer; ;and Sonny Nel ficers only a partial description of
ment of 18 homes. Work progressed
gene hospital Monday.
parently never realize there is such Detroit.
the alleged attacker. Instead of mak
He was a log scaler for several smoothly except for one foundation. son, sergeant at arms.
a thing as daylight time—roosters They are Floyd Blackburn and Ken
ing an immediate seaich for h i m,
neth Weathers. The latter is hospi years in this area and recently has Framework was up on five or more
Intramural softball is now on its which might have tipped him off to
if the houses, which wdl be rar < h-
The roosteis crow at their accus talized in Salem with broken ribs, resided in Lebanon.
in high school. Two games have take flight, they gambled on him be
He is survived by his wife, Ada ■ ype.
tomed time. And children believe no four teeth knocked out and numer
been played thus far. The first saw lieving that the girl would keep si
clocks that say bedtime while the ous cuts and bruises. He is under ex Pruitt, his father and mother, Mr.
saphomores defeated by the jun lent. The gamble worked.
amination for possible internal r.- and Mrs. P. G. Pruitt of Springfield,
Snell went to work as usual Mon
sun’s still shining.
iors, and the second, the sophomores
Whether we go on daylight time juries. Blackburn suffered cuts and two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Staines
day, for the Montag Construction Co.
of Portland and Mis. Mary Huff of
and the car he drove was spotted at
depends upon the city council. I’d bruises.
The automobile, which Blackburn j Honolulu, a son, John Pruitt of Le
Roy Alton Huber died unexpected
Mick’s boarding house between Mill
like to suggest to that body that it
hold up action on setting the clocks was driving, rolled end over end and banon, a brother, Nelsn Pruitt of Ma ly at his home in Lyons Sunday eve tea for the mothers of high schol City and Gates about 5 Monday af
back until a petition with the names landed a few feet from the river. pleton, Ore., and a stepdaughter. Dar ning, following a short illness, at the students n Thursday afternoon from ternoon.
of a majority of the townsfolk is pre Both rode the car all the way down. lene Davis of Mill City. Funeral was age of 60. He was a plane,man at 1:30 to 3:30. Entertainment will be
The offiers entered the place and
It is reported that Blackburn, who to be held in the Poole funeral parior the mill there.
asked for the owner of the car. Snell
He was born at Jordan Oct. 20,
I betcha you couldn’t get ten names was knocker! out for a time, came to In Eugene Thursday.
came out. Even at some distance, the
1888. He spent his boyhood in Arizo
on a petition for aylight saving time. to find Weathers missing fron. the
girl, who was with the officers, point
vicinity of the car. He was found to THEATER ADDS EQUIPMENT
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na and Mt. Pleasant, Ore. He attend
er Snell and cried;
OF SCHOOL TERM
The Canyon is gla to welcome the have climbed a cliff and was wander Robert Veness, manager of the Mill ed OSC for three years.
Mr. Huber was married to Alice Thursday evening, May 12, *.ne
Snell was placed under arrest im
many fine new citizens who have ing around in a dazed conition.
The car was completely demolished. City Theatre, has announced a num Jane McDonald in 1912 and the fol City Pa rent-Teacher Assn, will hold mediately. He offered no resistance.
come and are still coming here to
ber of additions to the facilities of lowing year moved to Lyans where its last meeting of the year, which,
work on the Detroit Dam. For their
Acquaintances said that Snell, as
the local playhouse. New projectors he »pent the rest of his life.
like last year, will take the foim of he took care of hi« belongings, re-
protection, for the protection of their
. were installed over the week end. A
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Al an old fashioned community social.
wives and children, and for the pro
I group of additional seats has been ice Huber, a daughter, Mrs. Maxine Following the business meeting and marked:
tection of the young women and girls
“ 1 guess the giri I had out last
ordered and is on its way. Contract Keeley of Portland, a son, Donald installation of officers the program,
who have made their homes here for
was a little too young. w
has been let for completion of the Huber, anil a grandson, Dennis Allen under the direction of Mrs. Charles
was lodged temporarily in the
many years, we in the Canyon ask.
interior decorating, plus more lounge
a vigoious prosecution of the attack
W. B. Shuey, an employee of the room facilities. The parking lot will Huber of Lyons, a step brother. Max Wolveiton and Mrs. Robert Veness, Mill City jail, and was then taken
to Salem by the sheriff. Authorities
er of a teen-age girl here Sunday Mountain States Power Co., was ap- be regraded and other work on the McCall of Chevy Chase, M l., and a will include everyone.
Old time dancing, souare dancing, were investigating reports that he is
pointed by the school board this exterior of the building will be com step sister, Madge Waggoner of
and some folk dancing will be the a parolee.
We are not endeavoring to try the week t fiill the unexpired term of pleted.
of the evening. Several» couples
Chief King has been called recent
ca-e in advance. A suspect is in jail. Willis Potter, director, who has mov-
Salem folk dance group will ly in several cases of molestation of
day in Stayton at the Weddle parlor
He was identified by the victim, His ed away.
■ELKHORN FAMILY IS<»I. \TF.D
with Dr. David Ferguson of Mill Ci perform and also will join with mem young girls. In one instance the num
guilt or innocence is a matter for the | At the site of the new school build
ing project, workers reported that I Elkhorn folk were again cut off ty officiating. Interment was at Fox bers of the local group, followed by ber was taken and was traced.
court and jury to decide.
He asked that all who are subject
But if the prosecuting attorney has j It was now under union jurisdiction. fiom the outer world Sunday night Valley cemetery, with Alex Bodeker, dancing for eveiyone.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hrner will play, ed to being followed by automobiles
any case against him, or some other . The board had started its construc- when a log bride across Little Sinker Gates Cochran, Clyde Bressler, Phil
ip Pietrock, Eldon Mulkey and Ted
take the license numbers and furnish
man, there should be no routine lax- tion as a non-union project,
Creek caved in.
Downing of Lyons will direct and as full descriptions as possible of the
ness in pressing the case. The at- i Her.ry Bayle.r«. hig’i . ch >ol prin
The Ray Roberts family are the Freres as palll»earers.
The many floral offerings showed j call the square dances.
men involved. Immediate reports to
tacker of this child should be made cipal, was award'd a contract for an only ones living above the bridge, a
Members of the Lyons and Detroit authorities, he said, are essential.
an example of, and the prosecutor other year.
log span built nine years ago by the ♦ he great esteem with which he »■»«
IT As have been invited. A coidial
Besides the row grade school build E. R. Hitchman Logging Co. and re held.
Recently a peeping tom was seen
would be neglecting sis duty if he
l invitation is extended t everyone in in the Hilltop area of town. He was
asked less than a life term for the ing now under constructioi the boa d cently used by the Schotthoeffer Log
j the community.
masked. Because of a delayed report
has approved considerable .mprove- ging Co.
“The Search," outstanding film efforts of police to trail him were
Right from the start, this area of ment to the hig.i Echo fl building and 2 FINED AS DRUNK DRIVERS
sponsored by the PTA last Thursday, handicapped.
greatly increasing population should gymnasium. A show.r an dressinr
Thomas Gordon, Aumsville, paid
the organization $92.05.
have the assurance that the example room will be ad 1 “1 to tire gym ;»r.J $200 and costs and William F. Hames
seen by more than 300 ad
of a stiff sentence shall deter any
rv'oofed ever of Mongold was fined $250 and costs
other bestial individuals in whatever part f the structure.
in Justice Edison Vickers’ Breiten-
Mr. Drapela was active in the Bo dent, endorsed the picture and per
ugly crimes lurk in <their vicious
The board announced that a heat bush court on charges of drunken
ing contract on the new building had driving. They were arrested Thurs hemian lodge here and was a member mitted upper grade an high school
pupils to atten a special matinee.
day by Deputy Sheriff Larry Wright. of a folk dance group here.
The Czechoslovakian child star, Iv
Both lost their drivers licenses.
Funeral services we e held in Van
Anna V. Drapela, of Salem; two sons, an Jandl, won the Acadamey Award
couver for Samuel Jurgenson, long a
CONFER ON MILL SALE
HEATHS LEASE GATES STORE .
resident of M 11 City, who died April
Heath Bros, grocery store n Gates, U. S. Air Force in Germany; two the year. All who saw the film were 30 in Veterans Hospital in Vancou
Herbert Malarkey. Thoma* Malar-
key, Harold Miller. Thomas Autzen formerly A. II. Horner and Co., has Drapela of Lebanon; and sister, Mrs
ver. He was 62.
Mason Bingham, offic ala an i di- been leased by Floyd Volke and Fay Mry Harper of Grants Pass.
He was a veteran of World War I
John Paulson. Mill City, reported
to police that he had been robbed by rectors of the M. and M. Woodwork Collins, who only recently purchased
While hanging a sign on the Idan and had been on total disability pen
two strangers after he left with them ing C., were in Mill Citv Thursday the Dan Morrison trailer camp. They
Keith White of Detroit has been ha Lumber Co. office last Tuesday, sion for ten years or more.He had
conferring with Coleman Wheeler, will take possession of the bu-iness unable to work for the past week due Even Evenson fell. He was taken to been a resident of Mill City for 25
from a Gates tavern Fr.day.
Paulson said the men were in a major stockholder in the Mill City the first of the month.
to an eye injury received when a Bend where it was determined he had years. He had no relatives.
small coupe. He reported he came Manufacturing Co. Possible sale of
cracked a leg bone. He returned Wed
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ra ia are re piece of bark hit him while working
to in Mill City. His wallet was mi«s- the mil to M 4 M is under negotia-
in the woods. V'
turning to Mill City.
To Get Public
125 Foot Dive
John Pruitt Dies;
Roy Huber Dies
W. B. Shuey On
Louis Drapela Dies
He Was Rolled