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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 22, 1949)
MILL CITY ENTERPRISE, SEPTEMBER 22. 1919
Out ot the Woods i
is directly attributable to the timber
Alaska, joined his wife at her home
industry is in the diveisified manu
here and*will remain for an indeft-
By JIM STEVENS
facturing and distribution concerns
1 nite time.
which cater to the material, supply
Thurlo Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs.
OTHERS LIVE ON TIMBER
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Siltala of
The wood-using industry of Oregon and equipment needs of loggers and Burrel Cole, is home on leave from Salem have taken over the manage
the Almeda Naval Air Station in Cal ment of the cafe and fountain in Gar
and Washington is a giant customer lumbermen.
The logging camps of the Pacific ifornia. Cole was a former student at rison’s variety store. Mr. Siltala for
for the services and products of oth
Northwest aie the main users of pe Gates High.
er employers in the northwest.
merly was employed in the Salem
troleum products of all kinds in the
Mrs. Cole, of Molalla, mother of Hardware store in Salem. They will
In 1948 the total tonnage of reve
region. Petroleum products are used
nue freight originating in the two as fuels and lubricants for the tens Burrel Cole, is a guest at the home live in the Oaks Court recently com
pleted by Montag and Co. They have
states — freight carried by Class I of thousands of internal combustion of her son and family.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hackenberg a small daughter who will attend
-team railways- was 37.620.000 tons. engines used to power yarders, trucks
About 58 per cent of this payload pumps for both domestic water and and daughter, Sandra, of Portland, school here.
have been guests at the home of her
Miss Virginia Wilks, recently of
was forest ptoducts.
forest fire protection, light plants, father, Walter Brisbin.
Arbor, Mich., left this week to
It is an old saw that without the towboats, locomotives, tiactors, com
Mr. and Mts. Rains (Betty Syver- enroll in Oregon State. Her parents,
tonnage provided by timber, the fine pressors and power felling and buck
son) and Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bur who were living in the Hontag motel,
railroad systems in these states could ing saws.
anti her son, Donald Case, all have moved to one of the log cabins
not exist, unless they were heavily
The wood-using plants, too, are big
Falls, were guests at the between Gatesand Mill City.
subsidizes by the public. The number customers for internal combustion en-
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Green of Day
of railway employees affected by tim gines. This is particularly tiue of the Merle Devine home. Mrs. Devine and
Ore., were guests last week at
ber products is more than 20,000.
great number of small sawmills.
ed as Genevieve Bevier, are sisters. the homes of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
In noral times 8o per cent of the
The logging segment of the indus
A family dinner was held at the Wilson and Mrs. Martha Bowes. Mr.
revenue tonnage of water carriers try has to have quantities of steel
from Washington and Oiegon is for in the form of rails for logging rail home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Millsap and Mrs. Green are former residents
est products. This relation has exist roads, culevrts for truck roads, ma Sunday as a compliment to Wirt of Gates, when they lented and op
erated the old Larson farm east of
ed from the first water shipments of terials for repairing equipment of all Millsap of Woodland, Calif., who has Gates.
wood even made from this region, sorts, as well as being the principal
Tilmon Rains, son of Mr. and Mrs.
when the Hudson Bay Company be user of such hand tools as felling and past two weeks. Those present were
gan to export lumber from their saw bucking saws, axes, mauls, wedges, Mr and Mrs. Ralph Millsap, Betsy and Tilmon Rains, is at their home. He
was formerly employed in Sweet
mill at Vancouevr, Wash., in 1827.
files and a host of other manual im Robert, of Portland; Miss Carol
Pumps and Petroleum
mund Klecker and family of Stay
Another large group of wage ear Just Look!
ton. Wirt Millsap left for his home
ners and a substantial payroll which
Donkey engins for logging, wire Tuesday morning.
rope, shingle machines, rolls and
Mr. and Mrs. Riley Chammp at
chain for moving logs and lumber,
tended the reunion of the old students
complete sawmills, planers, molders,
of Bethel school, four miles east of
Serving Turkey Dinner
bolters, dry kilns, lift trucks, winches,
Four Corners, Salem, last Sunday.
cranes, logging blocks and rigging,
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Gates Womans Club is spon
Yes, sir, and bulldozers, drill steel, soring a reception for the teachers
dynamite, safety appliances, signal of the local schools Friday evening in
systems, telephonic and radio equip the social rooms of the high school.
tion Sales and Service
ment, logging and lumber trucks, rail All parents and friends of the toch
ers are invited to attend.
2134 Fairgrounds Road
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Fancher of Is
bolts, sanders, knot borers, assorted
saquah, Wash., were recent guests at
glues, limestone, chlorine—
Salem, Oregon Phone 7193
And this list doesn’t begin to be the homes of his sisters and families,
half the material needs of the forest Mr. and Mrs. Ebner Stewart and Mr.
industry which are manufactured in and Mrs. William Athey.
Mrs. Fancher made the trip here in
There are no reliable data as to their private airplane and while here
the number of people employed in the took Mr. Stewart and son, Billy, over
manufacture of these items, but it much of the Canyon. Fancher is in
Cleaning, it's the
has been estimated at between 30,000 structor at the Smith Airpoit at Ren
CANDY and CIGARETTES
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Timmons who
LIPPOLD - BRENNER
had been at the Stewart home for
several months, left for their former
Carl M anasco
* Bookkeeping Service ’Auditing
home in Iowa last week.
’Payroll Reports ’Income Tax
Claude E. Alexander of Kodiak Is.,
Phones: Mill City 207
& Tavern Supply
Home but is now with the Golliet last week with her daughter. Mr».
store in Mehama.
T'-e «lore Hu ton, and family.
Mis. Louis Stoffel and daughter,
Mrs. VernaHunieker and her son.
Wayne, all of Portland, were week
end visitors at the homes of Mrs.
Anna Nystrum and sons, M an i Mr-
George Stafford and at the Delbert
Jenkins home in Mill City.
Mrs. L. M. Hill of Seattle spent
It’s New ’
It’s Smart !
Vi HERE FRIENDS MEE1
On Highway 222, Linn Countv side
George ‘Sparky’ Hitter
H. E. Martin’s Body & Fender Shop
COMPLETE PAINT JOBS Oil SPOT MATI U—ANY COlAHl
FREE ESTIMATES :::
ACETYL1NW WEI '»’NG
Thomas Housing Projet
LOTS, HOMES FOR SALE
If You’re a G. L, See
G. E. Thomas, Mill C:tv
Sand and (¡ravel Co.
Washed Sand, Cement Rock, Crushed Road Rock,
Oil Rock, Fill Rock
Shovel and TrucksJforJHire
MILL CITY -Phone 9212 Days LYONS ; alk'Sl'i.
Mill City Plant 2 miles west on River Road
Mick’s Midway Cafe and Boarding House
0 ?er twentv years ago. the Congress of the
United Sta.es passed the Railway Labor Act.
It was hai!ed by union leaders as a mouel
tor the settlement of labor disputes.
WEEKLY RATES. ALL SHIFTS ACCOMODATED
ON HIGHWAY 222
Midway Between Mill City and Gates
MILL CITY TAVERN
BYRON DAVIS, PROP.
“At the Bottom of the Hill”
Order oi Railway Conductors, and the
Brotherhood ot Railroad Trainmen on the
Miss >uri Pacific Railroad have refused to
avail themselves of the peaceful means
provided by this Act for settling their dis
putes. They insist that they be the sole
umpire of their own disputes over the
meaning of contracts
SALEM TENT & AWNING CO.
There is no Seed fot
TENTS. AWNINGS & CANVAS GOODS
Tents For Rent By The Month
729 N. Liberty.
15 Miles East of Mehama on the Elkhorn Road
ot the Brotherhood ot
T of .xicomotive
Locomotive . ire men and ..nginemen.
President Truman’s Hoard
rhere is an established legal method for
handling disputes involving existing wnt
ten contracts—just as there is such a
method of settling any contract dispute
which you may have in your daily life
i he 1'resident of the United ‘ fates ap
pointed a 1 act Finding Board to investi
gate and adjust the Missouri Pacific dis
pute This Rcird reported in part, as
With all of the available methods for the
interpretation of contracts, there is no
need for a strike or even a threat of a
strike, but the leaders ot these rail mad
unions have ignored the ordinary pro
cedures established by law and insist upon
imposing their own interpretations of their
contracts by means of a strike
The wheels have stopped rolling on the
Missouri Pacific. They may stop rolling
on other railroads at any time. Recently
the Wabash Railroad was forced to dis
continue operation for several days under
it is sitn a Jeep um - u. re<rel ibsl wi*
are obliged to report the failure of our mis
sion It nee.us neoneei»able lo or lha'
raerrive -trike should ocrai on <> te ol the
nation's major transports!>on «jaicm» with
all ol the o.,e- enu osrd hips that would
follow n new o. the lari .hat th» Delway
Labor Art wovides an orderly, el .eiem ano
rom-lete remedy for the fair and iu-i set
tler ent oi the matters in «¡iapute Griev
ance« oi the rhararler here under discussion
arc o numerous and of such frequent occur
rence on all radroada that the genera! adop
tion ol the policy pursued by the org.-niia-
tiona in thia case would -oon result in the
complete nullification of the kailwar Laho»
HTiaf are These Strike» About?
Obviously the railroads cannot 1« run
These strikes and strike threats are not
about wage rates or hours They result
from disputes over the meaning of exist
ing contracts. They cover claims for a full
day's pay for less than a day s work, or for
pay menu for services performed by or >ere
who were fully paid for the work done.
efficiently or economically if the leaders of
tlie union« ignore agreements or laws.
rrorisions oi the au winch
There are live ways under the Railway
Laibor Act to settle disputes over t be mean
ing of contracts
1 — Decision by National Railroad Ad
2— Decision by System Adjustment
lloard for the specific railroad.
3— Decision by arbitration.
4— Decis on by neutral referee
5— Decision by courts
The Missouri Pacific Railroad lias been
and is entirely willing to have these dis
putes «ettled in accordance with the re
quirements oi the .’ailway l-abor Act.
Regar liens ot this fact, the union lenders
have hut down »hat railroad
innocent ..^i.uuuert Suffer
I a sses atu. Hardships
There are avout 5,1)00 engineers, t rumen,
conductors and trainmen on the Missouri
Pacific, i hey ar. known as Operating’
-n.p.oyes and ar< lie most highly paid of
-all employes on th nation’s railroads but
lu-.r «tri ■ action .ias resulted in the loss
of work .o 22.500 other '•tnpioyea of the
Mi- >ur Pacific In a<
n they have
moose 1 great nconvenience and hard
ship upon the public and the communities
ter «cd by that railroad
l he Railway Labor Act was designed
to protect the public against mt «uch n-
terruptions of commerce
If the -r men will not comply with the pro» is. on*
•I the sw lor the ne'.l lenient of such disputes.
I hen all thin,.Ing (me <an« must fare the ques
tion. “W hat is the nett step?"