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Serving the Xorth Santiam
The North Santiam’s
Mill City Enterprise
VOLUME V, NUMBER 20
MILL CITY. OREGON. THURSDAY
Looking Up 14 to Be Graduated
and Down In High School
Lyons. Mehama. Elkhorn
Mill City. Gates Mongold
Detroit and Idanha
$2.00 A YEAR. 5 CENTS A CWPY
Mill City Asks BPA
New Route for
Baccalaureate for the Mill City High
School graduating class of 1949 will
La Cretta Thomas
By CHARLES WOLVERTON
be held Sunday. May 22, in the Christ
The Bonneville Power Administra
The Canyon is a cordial place to ian Church at 8 p. m.
tion was asked Wednesday by Byron
Rev. Morton L. Booth, pastor of
newcomers, so far as individual res
Davis, owner of the local airport, to
idents are concerned. But organiza the First Presbyterian church of Alb
reroute its transmission line in the
tions here could do a lot moie toward any will deliver the address. The in
The eighth grade graduation ex interest of safety to planes landing
making the new people feel they are vocation will be given by Reverend ercises will be held at 8 p. m. on at the field.
Donald Hinkle of the Fi ee Methodist Muy 25 at the high school auditorium.
part of the community.
, Ted Galbraith joined Mr. Davis in
When you go to a meeting of your church, Mill City and the scriptures The main feature of the program the request, made to Dr. Paul Raver
favorite organizations, take a new- and prayer by Reverent Thomas will be the play ’Feet First’ directed of BPA, after work had been started
by the eighth grade teacher, Mrs.
on a 90 foot tower on a high knoll
A solo will be given by Miss Hope Everett Elliott. The setting of the
There are several organizations
east of the field.
play is in the Ozark Hills where a
Request for an 8000 kilowatt block
with membership quotas. These were Baney, high school music teacher.
Mr. Davis said that changing the
Decking of a bridge across the San of power was made to the Bonne
Commencement will be held the lam has been constructed. The plot
based largely upon times when the
route now would be a good deal easier tiam at the Detroit damsite was to
ville Power Administration by Mill
various towns were smaller. They’re following Thursday evening. May 26 centers around the efforts of Lawler and it would be cheaper than the
out of date now. There ought to be at 8 p. m. in the Mill City Theater. who is in charge of this dam to per iltmage done by a plane which might be completed before the end of the City Monday.
week, the local office of Consolidated
Dr. Chester Hamblin, Presbyteiian suade Granny PeaSley to leave her
The future electric power program
bigger membership quotas.
Builders, Inc., said today. The bridge was presented to a Bonneville repre
minister of Salem, will deliver the old cabin which will soon be in the hit the lines.
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will take heavy equipment to the sentative at a meeting in Stayton by
The big cities are a little worried, address.
would be a hazard on takeoff or ap Linn County side where excavation
Councilman Arey Podrabsky.
They have voted in daylight saving
proach at the east.
alredy is in progress.
The block of power sought is part
time and the small towns in many Thomas Courtney. After the address I Granny
Next big task is digging a 1400 of that which will be generated in
cases, for once, have failed to follow there will be presentation of awards
foot diversion tunnel for the river, the North Santiam Canyon, at De
The farmers don’t want the by H. R. Bayless, principal of the
A breakfast hop which will bring to bypass the stream around the dam- troit and Big Cliff Dams, by about
change. The town of Molalla turned
1954. In order to avail itself of the
J. Williams scores of planes to Davis airport ait e.
it down after first voting it in. The will be given: two scholarships, the
Other work in progress is clearing, current, Mill City must set up a city
a song by here July 17 has been announced by
county offices in Salem decider! not
a quartet: Dorothy Downer, Beryl Picsident Barnum of the Oregon which has been slowed by the coming owned system.
to go along either. Who does want outstanding athlete and one for the
of fire season May 15; and leveling
Mason, Betsy Kiiever, and Louelle Sportsmen's Pilots Assn.
Councilmen in Stayton heard a spi
The same Sunday Byron Davis and of work areas.
rited debate between representatives
If the small towns and the farm
Engineering programs have been
Ted Galbraith, airport owner and fly
ers hold out this year and continue be made by Carl Kelly, an alumnus Cree, and singing of the class song ing instructor, have ai ranged for a prolonged, Vincent Palmer, assistant of Bonneville and private power com
panies, including the Mountain States
on standard time, the big cities will
big air show, the first of its kind for to Russell Hoffman, general superin Power Co. and the Portland Gas and
hesitate next year.
the Canyon. The air show will bring tendent, said, because the canyon is Electric Co.
the occasion are:
the rest of the state failed to hup will be made by Ramon Roberts, the
here the leading stunt flyeis of the so narrow it is difficult to find places
Bonneville representatives and ad
on the bandwagon. And more espec
to spot equipment.
vocates of public owned power dis
ially when they see their downstate
The state highway commission put tribution contended that their me
T^e breakfast hop is one of the
Stage- Betsy Kriever, Lyle Fleet
customeis staying at home to trade. salutatorian this year because of ties
big get-togethers of fliers of the a 25 mile an hour speed limit on tra thod was cheaper and assured a full
So, let’s stand firm. That extra
Properties- Phyllis Gibson, Le Roy state. The event usually attracts 75 flic at the damsite.
The senior class flower is the white
supply of current.
hour’s sleep in the morning is worth
Th,. Montag Construction Co. is
rose, their colors, royal blue and Podrabsky, Dorothy Downer- and to 150 planes.
On the other l and, private power
First passengei on the taxi service speeding the construction of the trans company representatives said that
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Sound Effects- Seeley Bennett and of the local airport to Salem was mission line. Towers are being erect private firms were among the biggest
work and work your plan.
’Ae difference between a lawyer
Jhon Feeley, aged 11, son of Mr. and ed in some places along the 21 mile taxpayers, and contended that ade
The graduates of 1949 are as foll Richard Kanoff.
and and editor is that the former ows:
route from Lyons, and footings for quate power supply would come from
Mrs. John Feeley.
Prompter- Wilma Howe.
gets paid for his advice whereas the
There is considerable development the towers in others.
Curtain- William Shepherd.
the power pool.
latter has to give his away for no
Favorable weather is hastening
The eighth grade graduates are: work still going on at the field. The
About i year ago the Mountain
Jungwirth gtavel company is start t emplet« ion by the Kuckenberg Con States Power Co. made a request of
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Betty Lou Cree
ing a new fill at the east end of the struction Co. of the North Santiam the city council, shortly after the in
Here’s some free advice:
strip to lengthen the approach. Al highway. All fills are complete, and corporation of Mill City, for a non
No one has to pay an exorbitant
Haun is going to operate a lunch fast progress is being made on bal- exclusive franchise. The request was
pi ice for anything. Just for instance,
counter on week ends there. It is now ast surfacing.
there are those who are charging j Marian King
being built. The new repair shop is
SUBSTATION BIDS OPENED
outlandish rents on houses. Will it , Fianklin McDowell
work ? Possibly, for awhile. But high
M . Galbraith is now devoting full
Bids were opened Thursday for the
rents force families to build, and un- I
time here and is conducting lessons construction of the Lebanon line ter-
de FHA they can become owners
daily. First of his students to solo 1 n:d additions to the Albany sub
for a good deal less than they can
was Wayne (Bud • Thomas, who flew stat on of the Bonneville system. La-
by himself Sunray afternoon.
ev Electrical Construction. Portland,
High land prices merely divert the
Ed Keith Oliver won the free ride v as low bidder with $7379.
| Search for a B-26 army bomber,
trends of development elsewhere. If
The Mill City Parent-Teacher Assn
The work is necessary to provide mt.-sing since Apr.I 21, was abandon
business cannot operate with too high will sponsoi a kindergarten next fall
As a special attraction every Sun construction power for Detroit dam.
ed in the North Santia ; .anvon Werl
fixed chaiges, it goes to places where
day, Mi. Galbraith will do low stunt
for children from four to six, Mrs.
Five ther bids ranged from $10,561 nesday when the reflection of what
flying at the field at about 3 p.m.
Robert Veness, president. has an
to $11,056. The bids are being re- wu • believed to be the wing of a
It’s a competitive world.
v ewed prior to contract awaid. The plane turned out to l>e a patch of
Some more advice. There's got to
While definite plans for location
successful bidder has 45 days to fin ■now.
be a whole lot more than a Detroit
Mary Lou Smith
ish the work.
and other details have not been de-
Larry Wright, Marion County de
Dam in this Canyon to warrant the
termined, a sign-up list has been
sheriff, stopping to fix a tire
exaggerated ideas of some. True, a
started, and all interested parents
between Niagara an I the Detroit dam
Erick Soderberg, Albany, Scout
boom will come. But high employ
are urge 1 to enroll their childien.
site last Friday, saw a gleaming ob
official of the Cascade area, was pre
ment of 3000 oi more men will be
Model for the kintergarten was set
sent at the Cub Scout pack meeting
Ravmond Colgan, 51, owner of a ject on the Linn County side of the
For the next
up by mothers in the Lyons commun
and spoke on the topic: what is ex sand and gravel company which *e- canyon. With binoculars the shiny
12 months, no huge payroll is in pro
ity, which has had a successful kin-
• i a appeared to be a large section
pected of a Cub’s parents.
cently started in business here, died
sped. And for the last two years of
de:garten run by the mothers them
metal, and broken trees nearby
construction the number of woikers
selves for the past year or more. Lo retta Stitt, 76, long a resident of the are expected to attend monthly pack Tuesday following a heart attuck.
also were seen. Engineers in the area
will gradually decline.
cal members of the PT A visited the Gates community, who died Sunday meetings, work with the cub in his
Mr. Colgan recently sold his inter sighted the spot through transits and
A community that’s solid is built
Lyons group and were impressed by in her home there, were held Wed scout achievement studies and co-op est in a similar concern in eastern confirmed Wright’s opinion.
on solid foundations. For the Amer
the lesults of the experiment.
But search was abandoned Wednes-
nesday afternoon in the Weddle par erate with den mothers.
Oregon and had leased a rock and
ican city that means a prosperous
Mrs. Charles Power, who directs lors in Stayton.
Harold Kliewer, cub committee gravel site southeast of town on the < ay after Sheriff Denver Young pro
agriculture, industiial payrolls, or
the Lyons kindergarten, has offered
Mrs. Stitt had been in poor health I chaiiman, in charge of the meeting, Geddes property. He had purchased nounced it to be a gleaming patch
After all, they just don't Ko on her assistance to the Mill City PTA for the past three weeks, but her | announced that pack meetings would and installed a rock crusher there, of snow. He went over the region by
plane. Other planes investigated on
in launching the pre-school program. leath came as a shock to neighbois be held throughout the summer; the and had bought a fleet of trucks.
building a dam forever.
At its final meeting of the school and friends.
first scheduled for Thursday evening,
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Wednesday. Air search had been de
layed by 1 o w lying clouds several
The Rev. Willard Buckner of the | June 9, at the city park, with a wie Winifred Colgan, Mill City, a daugh
What does it take to get a road year Thursday, the PTA heard a sum
improvement on the agenda of the
and officers of the cominK year were terment was at the Fairview Ceme den mothers and committeemen will and two grandchildren, Patsy and
state highway (Baldock) commis-
LYONS I II WINS HONORS
Billy Pennick, Gates.
be held in city hall.
i tery in Gates.
Services will be in the charge of KT COUNTY CLUB FAIR
Geoige Ditter presented all cubs
Mi. and Mrs. Stitt have been in
The people of the state, all the way
Clough-Barrick Co. of Salem with
S'xty-four exhibits v« re ent- ed at
from the eastern Oiegon country.
She is survived by her husband, Haun presented awards, as follows. I burial in Belcrest Memorial Park in the Linn County 4-H Club fair by
through the magnificent North San of the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Receiving wolf badges: Harold Lee Salem.
Lyons youths last week, and the Can-
tiam Canyon with its new federally- Horner played for the square dances William Stitt of Gates; three daugh-
I yonitea walked off with a big -hare
built highway, and on into the Val and Don Ficek. Veia Ficek, Ernest ters, Alice L. Stitt of Gates, Mabel Kliewer, Rodney Goble, Billy Haun. 1
i of the prizes.
ley. were told by Engineer Baldock Podrabsky Jr., Francis Clark and Smith of Mehama and Mrs. Stanley Clark Stevenson, Billy Hedge. Ken- | MILL REPAIR < OMPI.ETED
Receiveing awards we e:
The Idanha Lumber Co. is oper
that the improvement of the vital Mrs. Carl Jones playei waltzes ami God ien of Arcadia, Calif.; a son. Del- neth Lienweber, I-a, ry Kar >ff. Ar
Home woodworking: Terdie Silber-
link from Mill City west “was not polkas. Square dance callers were fod Stitt of Portland; a brother, thur Webb. Jimmy Baltimore, Renn e ating under its own power again,
Frank Jar.v of Scotts Mills; several Williams, Lonny Podrabsky. Keith th s week, the large flywheel having ' nagel, red ribbon. Cecil Basset* white
on the agenda" for this year. Well, Orville Downing and Dick Turpin.
Refreshments were served by Mrs. grandchildren and four great gran I- Powelaon; receiving bear badges: a reived and been installed.
ribbon; Faim woodworking: David
neither was the widening of 99E
Eugene Gregory, Mrs. Neal Marttala, children.
Richard Ziebert, Larry Bennett and
The flywheel flew apart several 1 Neal, champion; forestry, George
from Salem to New Era.
Laurin Dart; gold arrows: Laurin weeks ago when a boiler explosion Johnston, blue, Richard Baltzer, red;
What does it take to get a road Mrs. Lawrence Kanoff and Mrs. Ed
Dart and Billy Haun.
! Lynn Scott, white: sewing, IA, Judy
GOATS GO TO OKINAWA
brdly damaged the mill.
program on the Baldock agenda?
Kunkle, white; sewing IB. Do. is Neal
Each den hail handiwork on display
The Warner Hampton goat farm
Perhaps to do like Salem did—ac
white, Carol Mattson, white; -wing
The last, executive meeting of the in Gates has sold 60 goats for ship Gardening being the theme of the ; NEW THEATER OPENS
cept the engineering of Mr. Baldock
The Canyon Theater had its grand 1 HI A. Shirley Johnston, blue; sewing
and throw out their own long range Mill City PTA’s current season was ment to Okinawa, part of a cargo month, the five den joined in a gar
i IllB, Shirley Weider, blue. Laura
plan, for which they had spent $100,- held Wednesday night at the home of f being collected for that Japanese is dening son. Den chiefs who wore full opening in Detroit last Thursday.
uniform attending the meeting were
land by Heifers for Relief
The auditorium with a seating ca
000? In other words, bend the knee its president, Mrs. Robert Veness.
The purchase was made by David Dick Kanoff, whq lei the Cubs in the pacity of about 400 was full. Edison j style review, Shirley Johnston, blue;
in gentle submission?
What do we have to give to get (.KOI ND BROKEN FOR CHURCH E. Norcross of Pasadena, Calif., for o|rening flag drill and Cub promise, Vickers, one of the owner-, spoke. cookery II, angel food cake. JoAnna
thF relief organization which has as Darrel Williams, Richard Verbeck, Darlene Storey was called to the Kunkle, grand champion.
something on Mr. Ba block’s agenda*
Ground for a new church in Idanha
Through a misunderstanding the
Celia Bennett and Charles Hinder- stage to select winning tickets.
its goal 2750 goats by July 1.
has been partly cleared. It is located
of the members frosted their
And. .epeaking of roads, it’s time near the new homesite there.
Nineteen Cub Scouts attende the a satisfaction to Mr. and Mrs. Frank cakes. Since there was no class for
herd on rough and brushy land north
to remind the Marion County court
Henry Hiebert has called for vol
Besides having a ready Scout circus held in Salem Ma/ 7. Wilson, co-owners with Mr. Vickers, • floated cakes, local judges made the
that the Gates-Elkhorn ¡oad is on .its unteers to help with the buildirg to I of <later.
; market for goat cheese they manu- Mill City cub officials are hoping that because the first building was 'les i following placing*: angel food. Paul-
agenda fr this summer. The court contact him.
’’aeture the Hamptons have further next year local boys will take part troyed by fire when only partly com line Bridges, red; sponge cake, Donno
put it there itself. Weather’s fine up
here, honorable members of the court. couldn’t find last year. Whole moun benefited by having hundreds of acr- in the circus. The dens have not been pleted and the -econd was crushed i Peabody, blue, Janet Huffman, blue.
Ruby Naue. red, and Carol Kuiken,
I es cleared by the animals which eat organized 'ong enough for entry th s by heavy snow last winter.
Good season for road building. We tains of it.
Robert Veness, Mill City theater i red.
I most types of vegetation.
Just found 'em.
gvtta lotta rock. too. the stuff you
owner, helped install the equipment
No Plane, Just
Scouts Get Awards
Ray Colgan Dies
Mrs. Stitt Dies