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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 29, 1949)
T he MILL CITY
By CHARLES WOLVERTON
. U K”N, MILL CITY
Sometimes I believe we’ve been ap-
iproaching the problem of getting an
VOLUME V, NUMBER 39 Mll.l. CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY, SEPTI
adequate highway fromm Mill City
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into the Valley from entirely the
wrong direction. We have worked
with other town’s chambers of com
merce, we have sent resolutions, we
have exerted the pressure we could
muster—to little avail.
The time has come to examine the I
A new plan for Boy Scouts call for
causes of our repeated failures. A
an older or senior group of boys be
glance in retrospect at last week’s ■
ginning at the age of 14 years and
meeting with the highway commis- j
older. Such groups were being organ
sion and its attitude places one sure
ized all over the country the first of
fact before all who witnessed it or
lead the reports in the papers.
The Mill City group had their first
Deer hunters already were on their
It is the attitude that
in the high school recreation
meto weigh"heavily. in the'higbway ¡way to eastern Oregon to be ready
under the leadership of
commission’s brusque treatment of for the opening of the season Satur-
the petitioners. It was the attitude day. And many local sportsmen had
The boys electee! the following of
who considered themselves picked out spots around the Canyon
of men w
and they were sworn in to their
L .. entrenched in their jobs f°r a chance on a buck.
that they could do with the people’s
monev what "they "saw fit’ ¡nd'those rector, said that about 200,000 hunt- Pres.
who appeared befor the three old ers were expected to go afield this Vice Pres.
men were merely tolerated out of >e*r in Oregon. Newcomers to the
deference to traditional forms of con- Canyon, and the veteran deer hunters Treas:
Rain and high humidity beginning horn, Freres-Frank’s slashing fire
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nvnOnfcul trt hfl GIF» tnPlr WAV Sargeant of arms:
ducting governmental business.
| here, are expected to be on their way
held __ in _____
fires __ in burned
Ass’t. Sar. of aims
c by the hundreds this week end .
Now, if I have properly and fairly 1 I Lockwood, in a general instruction
The next meeting will be Monday the forest area in and around the I old Freres logging a blaze of unex-
gauged the demeanor of the three to huters, said “the very numbeis who [ evening at the same meeting place. Canyon — flies that had gotten out I plained origin burned for awhile,
of control in some places.__________ ’ Two miles from Mehama a slash-
-men on the commission—and there will hunt place a heavy responsibility
A heavy blanket of smoke laid ov- I ing set behind the Oakdale school
are others who remarked about the on each hunter ... and one that must ■
same thing—a serious situation con- |
this region, moat of them the re- ‘ got away and swept up over the hill, I The North Santiam River will dis
be assumed by all.”
fionts not only us in the North San
i suit of slashing fires, which got out buining a small stand of timber.
I appear from its custom ’
tiam Canyon but the state as a whole-
Firefighters left Mehama, T "
i of control when the wind abruptly
1. Observance of game laws,
1 shifted Monday to the east with a Mi” City and other Canyon towns at
For, when a party in power in a
2. Caution as to iites.
‘•teailng tow humidity, continuing un- uaytireak Tuesday for the Elkhorn
state has reached the degree of self
3. “Better that we never get our
satisfaction that its representatives I buck than to destroy a human life.”
I region again to attempt to bring the
til late Tuesday aivc.uuv,,.
mountain at the site of the Detroit
are not loath to show, then the people
The game director pointed cut that
I Along the Little North Fork to the fires u»*v.
Dam 12 miles east of here.
had ought to take alarm at the situ- j “one cigaret butt flipped away can
McCully Mountain, mCn WOr^®a
Diversion of the stream will take
mean hundreds of starving deer” if
| w control in several places, and sev Monday until after midnight to 2*** •'lace when a coffer dam at Cur”’“”
The Republican Paity has been in a b:ush fire is the result.
eral stands of timber weie briefly a yarder and loading donkeys and Creek backs
¿v*r to lhe level
the driver’s seat for a good many
( other logging equipment of the Wil
years now. The highway program,
A crew of plasteiers did quick ( Slashing fires set by the Ercill Wil son Logging Co.
for one, is wholly that party’s res
work on stuccoing the exterior of the son Logging Co. and Freres-Frank
However, this portion of Oregon’s
ponsibility. It controls the legislature
new bank building, and considerable Logging Co. seveial das ago were forests was spared the serious fires main contractors, a dry land work
that appropriates the funds, and the
| progress was made on the interior.
fanned into an uncontrollable blaze that struck the coastal area at the site at the dam’s location to cut out
present and former governors have
The quarters for the jewelry store for awhile by the east wind.
same time. There was no general re the keyways—a deep excavation on
administered the projects.
' were almost ready for occupancy, and
In the Elkhorn area, above Ran- cruitment of men to fight the fires, the sides and base of the dam and
And Oregon today, despite the fact ,
the furniture store space, both in the dall’s Guest Ranch, fire had broken although forest rangers in the Can eventually to start on construction
that it has enjoyed tremendous fed- j the grand sweepstakes award at the bank building, Wai nearing comple-
, out Monday into the green timber, yon were getting ready to call for of the concrete work*.
eral subsidy, has unquestionably the
but a crew of men working with fire volunteers.
Jack Murray, CBI public i elation«
| iirday as the organization with the
worst highways in the west.
In the bank interior, beautiful .pan’ pumps and sovels—despite an inad
Effects of clearing fires in the De executive, reported considerable pro
I’d like to see the question of the
The club won seven first prizes, ' els of biich were being installed as equate water supply, had brought the troit Dam reservoir area were noted gress on the work this week.
North Santiam highway approached
second prizes and three third wainscoting, and electrical work and the fires under control Monday after here, and neaiby mountains such as
Excavations for the south acceM
politically. Perhaps, if the Republican
tilebroad ceiling were completed.
j Monument Peak wee obscured by the load were nearly complete. Similar
administration cannot see the advan
The exterior will be surfaced in
Mrs. Gladys Mason won two firsts,
However, early Monday morning, smoke for several days.
preparatory work on the north cable
tage of adding hundreds of miles of
were that the blaze again
The Chris McDonald home in Me- ways was estimated at 90 per cent
first late road routes by merely fin
Owners of the Dawes building said was out of bounds and' had woiked hc.ma ,■ a- spared from file by neigh- of completion.
ishing the 30 or sd miles from Mill aster and white bouque arrangements
that structuie will be given a coat rts way into a largo stand of timber, tors who quickly extinguisher! brush
On Mtriy schedule f. under way
City into the Valley, perhaps the ‘De- 1 and second in mixed color asttrsc
Mrs. Curtis Cline won three firsts of paint soon.
Shifting winds and rain later the fires started apparently fiom a short aie excavations for the mixing plant,
Mr. Johnston, Salem builder, has same day helped halt the fires.
fushia plant, and lose and marigold
circuit <*f power lines.
on the Linn Couwty side; the south
This is an independent newspar er.
the construction of two new
Fire was also crenring upwaid al
No damage was done.
cableways and other roads.
I’d advocate the election of a techno
The dry spell caused the Mill City
crat if I thought he’d benefit this 1 Mrs. Fem Shuey was second with homes in the Swift addition. The first ong the Little Sinker, for a time
The coffer dam is 30 per cent of
'a begonia arrangement; Mrs. Arthur for which foundation already has been threatening a large stand of O & C fire department to be called out two
; Ke r, first with a gladio]?. arrange- laid, is a two-bedroom home and the timber above. Fii e fighters werp un times—once to Mehama where a cot ' completion, and the retaining wall
So, let’s query the cur ently men
on the west end of the diversion tun-
able to continue because of darkness
tioned candidates for governor on the I ment; Mr-.. W. J. Robinson third for second will have three bedtooms .
«7^1 Ivy the Beilin’s caught I nel betow the damsite.
fire and burned to the ground, with 1 j Mr. Murray said a heavy constiuc-
subject. Let’s see what they say to
Begonias were chosen as the 1950 ho re- off Evergreen across from the
Halfway between Mehama and Elk- the belongings of .Mr. and Mrs. Cox, ■ tion schedule will ve maintained in
tenants, completely lost; and to the the fall and winter months. To be
This paper will be on th? desks of I project of the club at its meeting CBI addition are nearing completion.
BeeBe place here for a minor blaze. built are the cableways, the aggre
State Senator Richa:d Neuberger, Sept. 22. Al Clark of D’Vista Gar” They aie being built for the families
August Flegel and the present gov dens will advise the club and Mrs. of Lee and Lemke, logging contrac
gate plant, the mixing, cement, cool
ernor, Douglas McKay. All three aie Cline will :aise the plants, later to tors, who have acquired a large stand
ing installations, a carpenter shop
requested, in the name of the people
and warehouse. Completed are the
Work will begin soon on construc
of the Canyon and the people east
machine shop, the offices, the tire re
"of the mountains to state now what 1 will discuss bulbs and t! eir care at tion of a fiozen food locker business
pair shop, the electrical shop, first
by Bill Hirte, Gates, on the site of
they would do about our request for
I ahi station and minor structures.
immediate com. letion of the Norta
Mr. Murray estimated current em
Most o<f the framework has been City, was seriously injured Sunday in
Santiam highway, if they were gov- i meeting the e will be an echange of
ployment at 525.
Mr. Murray said CBI had been in
station on Santiam Blvd. Estimated old suspension bridge here gave way.
Gentlemen, there are a good many :
The city council Wednesday night convenienced by reports in certain
cost is S21,000.
tens of thousands of people who will
approved the hiring of an additional newspapers of an increase planned in
Mrs. Moravec fell to the rocks be patrolman for Mill City.
Joe McNeely, construction superin-
be interested in your replies.
hiring. He said reports of that kind
• • •
Richard James Recd, Detroit, was tendent for Consolidated Builders, Inc low. She broke her left arm in six
were not true and were unauthorized,
Some folks never learn—including , jailed Saturday morning in Salem at said a large play area would be land places nd suffered cuts on the head bum, war veteran and former mem and that his company had been in
statesmen. The general tenor of ofli- the county jail on a chaige of assault scaped in the middle of the CBI ad and far” requiring stitches, ar.d suf- ber of the military police. Mr. Rich convenienced by a rush of job-seekera.
>m loss of blood.
cial U. S. comment after it was dis- with intent to kill following an alter dition.
Chir of Police King directed her will assume his duties assisting Chief
cove ed that USSR hail had the atom cation intermixed with gun-lay in a
remov I and brought h*r to the hos of Police J. T. King the fit st of the
ic bomb since 1947 was:
INJURED WORKER BETTER
Clyde Bressler is prog; easing sat- pital in Salem in his car.
“Who’s afraid ? We got more of | Warren Boscolm, Detroit, was shot
Mr. Rich is married, and he and
Mrs. Moravec is a daughter-in-law
through the hips in the Reed cabins isfa. torily at Fatom Memorial Hos
his wife will reside here.
As a humble citizen I’m greatly er. there. Boscolm was taken to General pital where he was rushed last Tues of M . and Mrs. Anton Moravec and
Other council action:
couraged by the resolute answer of,Hospital in Sator, and his injuries day morning with a compound frac- had come for a birth 'ay celebration
tu e of the right leg and a broken In h' nor rf ' er >n.d her mother-in-law.' • Further street g:ading and repair
our leading ; oliticiws. It will be a were pronounced as not serious,
was approved. •
comfort to me to know, when the cold j State Patrolman Bob Steele made ankle. He was injured while working Before retu ning they went to the
for the Mt. Jefferson Lumber Co., re bridge to ee the almon when the ac- t A catch basin near the corner of
war warms up and Uncle Joe Aops the arrest,
Six additional options for the pur
i First and Everg een was approved.
pairing the carriage.
one of his atomic messages here- _____________
| Mayor Harold Kliewer said legal chase of property within the Detroit
abouts, that over in Koppel vichograd, '
. work on the city charter is virtually Dam reservoir aiea on the North San
Siberia, an American bomb of even
I completed, and would be leady by the tiam River have been accepted*by the
greater power had the Ruskis hang
next council meeting, at which time Portland district. Corps of Engin
ing from the trees.
date for a charter election probably eers, Lt. Col. I). A. Elliget, acting
In the year 1955.
I scratch the
will be set.
fliiArict engineer, said Wednesday.
atomic rash on my astomic- -the re
A Portland columnist this week re
More street signs have arrived and
The options included one for 57
sult of beta and gamma rays which
po rte I that Dave Epps, Sweet H' re
will be installed soon.
acres with Clarence Mason and an
still are haunting the atmosphere, it
and Mill City furniture me chant, is
other for 10 acres with George J.
will not cure me but at toast will give
t'.e party’s choice for the state sen
IDANHA MILL LOW BIDDER
I Reiser. Also includled in the options
me surcease to know that Ivan of
atorial nomination if Sen. Orval
ON BREITENBI SH TIMBER
we.e a half acre with Alda Smith
Koppel vichograd has a worse case of
Thom, -on declines another term.
lot owned by J. Stallman, Waldb
Timber cut and decked along the
The .e ort appeared in Moyes’ col
Nettleton and J. C. Fowler.
Just think of the glorious victory
Breiteribush road was sold to the | The PPortland district real estat«
umn in the Oregonian.
• e will enjoy. We’ll end up the war
Harvey Lumber Co. of Idanha last
division will continue to accept op
• ith one bomb and no Russians toft
week by the Willamette National for tions on land within the reservoir as
Iv reported as not interested in re-
over—while there will be at least a
est. The Idanha mill submitted the
turning to the state senate, an! f:om
rapidly as posable until all necessary
only bid of 14122.50, the appraised
t‘nr.” to t’,1 :e his name has been men-
property has been acquired for the
price, for 230,000 board feet, mostly project. Col. Elliget said.
t’oned for govemor.
CHET SEZ■ After ell is said and
| Detroit Darn is one of the major
•lone, mo e is «aid t' ?n done.
units in the Willamette Valley floof
Sandwich p ead
Mr E «, for—er publher of The
control project of the Corps of En
get from eatirz between meals.
Enterprise, began in the fu niture
There will be a covered dish din gineers. Also includ'd is Big Cliff, a
Fro.n the Canyon Castle, Mongold
b ’ne i ’-»re about twoand a half
ner Saturday evening at 6:30 p. m. re-rrgtdating toper voir two and one-
years ag<> and his busineaa expanded
in the rec. ration room of the Presby half miles downstream.
I. 1ST LOGGING TR \1N TUESDAY
•o inelnA» a larger Sweet Home store
terian churcb. Afterward» there will
Tuesday night was the last run of
ebo”t a year ago.
' be a reception for Dr. and M a. David
Mr. and Mrs. Lloys "omstock are
the 'ogging trains to M 1! City. There
Sen. Thompson is a lawyer in Al
James Ferguson. Everybody in in the parents of a girl, bom September
Is now one local f eight train iaily.
• 14 in Salem.
Deer Hunters B”.vSeouts Plan
Await Big Day
On Saturday I
CBI Ready to Divert
River Into Tunnel
Changing Wind, Rain
Abate Forest Blazes
Of Bank Nears
In Bridge Fall Council Hires
Held in Shooting
Epps Reported as Sen. Thompson's