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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 24, 1949)
High School Notes
T he MILL CITY
By GARY PETERSON
Timberwohea Hold Basketball
Practice With Detroit
The Timberwolves of Mill City
high, held a practice basketball
ELKHORN, MILL CITY
scrimmage with the Detroit high
school team on Wednesday of this
week, the main prospects for the "A”
team made the trip. Those that went
were: Lawrence Poole, Leo Poole,
Lawrence Thornley, Ollie Muise, Bob
Baltimore. Verl Moberg, Billy Deen,
MILL CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOI EMBER »4, 1949
$2.09 a Year, Sc a Copy
Dick Downer, Dick Kanoff, Thad
Roberts, Ramon Peterson and
SURPRISE PARTY PLANNED
Following is the Mill City high 1’OK WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
Mrs. Ted Stiff and Mrs. Ed Chance
school basketball schedule for the
1949-50 season. At the end of the are having open house for their par
season the league championship will ents ®*r. and Mrs. O. C. Dike on Sun-
It was learned last week that the
Lawrence Olivier’s academy award
be decided by a tournament involving day Nov. 27th at the home of Mrs. Vancouver Plywood Co., owner of the
The occasion is their M & M pond in Mill City, is consid winning film, Hamlet" will show at
the top two teams from each divi- E<1 Chance,
We ering the advisability of draining and the Mill City Theatre on Tuesday and
sion. The schedule is as follows;
|40th wedding anniversary.
There I would like all their friends to call and dredging the property early next Wednesday, November 29-30, accord
ing to advice received by Bob Veness,
There (Salem) j greet them between 2 P M. and 5 P. spring.
Here M. This isto be a surprise party for
Dec. g__ Scio
John Tower, representing the own- manager of the local playhouse. This
their anni- ers, who was in Mill City last week is an exceptional honor, as the Mill
Dec. 10—Salem Bible Academy Here Mrs Dike The date
Here • 1 versary is Nov. 25th which is also inspecting the property, stated that City showing of this film will be the •IOAN RYAL OF GATES
WINNER OF CONTEST
. ....... There Mrs. Dike's birthday.
while the plans to improve and pre first presented in any town on the
Miss Joan Ryal of Gates sponsored
» Dec. 20—Aumsville
pare the pond for future use were not Pacific coast comparable in size with
Jerry’s Tavern and Cafe, was
complete and the deciison to do so
was not at the present final, the ad showing in any other Oregon city chosen "Sweetheart of the Canyon”
visability of taking such steps was of any size, it is stated, and Mr. in the voting contest held in conjunc-
Veness is to be complimented for his tion with the "Laff It Off” show
alertness in securing this fine picture j sponsored by the Santiam Lions club,
Jan. 13—Sublimity .......... . ...... There ♦ ,
At a meeting held Tuesday night
at such an early date.
| Her prize was a $15.00 permanent,
of members of the Gates-Mill City
The Mill City Boy Scout troops.
The film won the acadamy award ' Second prize, a fine silk scarf, was
Community Chest Association, the
! Explorer Scouts and Junior Scouts,
as the best picture of the year and awarded to Miss Donna Cooke of Mill
...... There *
will hold uniform inspection on the
1 also won for Olivier the award as the City, Sponsored by Stewart’s Gro progress of the drive was discussed
and it was revealed that over $1,700
evening of Monday, November 28, at
best actor of the year It will be cery. The net profit of the "Laff It
Jan. 31- Detroit
has been pledged to date. The goal
the Mill City high school building at
Off" project was $210, which will be for this year being $2,000. Commit
James Thomas Dawes, pioneer resi shown here at 8 P.M.
devoted to community improvement. tee members expressed the hope that
dent of Mill City, passed away Mon
There • I
Frank Farrette of Stayton, chair day, November 21, after a long ill spearean film made by Olivier to win
Feb. 10- -Open
this will be reached before the end of
an academy award. His “Henry V”
There man of the district Boy Scout com ness.
November, so that plans can be com
• Denotes Marion county 'B’ league mittee, will be the principal speaker.
Mr. Dawes, who was bom in the was also widely acclaimed and won a
pleted and an organization set up to
function in this area.
midwest, came to what is now Mill
the occasion is designated as Parent’s
it was released.
• • •
City over 60 years ago, at the age
It was planned at the meeting that
of 21. At the time of his arrival
75% of this year's chest funds will
The drum majorettes were chosen ents of scouts will make an effort here there were only a few log cabins three-fold role in "Hamlet” — star,
Discovery that the "silent deep’’ is remain in this community, which as
to be present.
this week at Mill City high school
on the present site of the town. He producer and director.
silent after all forms the basis sures that local money will be mostly
The first of the training course was 81 years of age at the time of him in the distinguished cast are
for the Pep Club which has marched
scientific color film, "Voice of devoted to the needs of local people,
at half ,M7>e at the football games, meetings for scoutmasters, commit his passing.
to be shown in the grade and that its expenditure will benefit
ney as King Claudius. Eileen Herlie
and wil' so march at the basketball teemen, and cub leaders was held on
Surviving are two daughters, Kitty as the Queen. Felix Aylmer as Polo- school auditorium, Wednesday, Nov. local merchants and others as well
games1* • he drum majorettes that Tuesday evening, Nov. 15. This series Boothe of Mill Ctiy and Neva Brad
as those it directly assists
30th at 8 P.M.
j were- Sunnie Hoffman, of meetings will continue for seven ford of Everete, Wash.; two sons, Joe nius, Norman Wooland as Horatio
Anyone who has not yet been
Contrary to the age:old belief that
Peterson. months, and will be held on each Dawes of Mill City and Louis Dawes and Terence Morgan as Laertes.
called upon for assistance in the
there is no sound under the sea,
monthly district meeting, which will
• • •
Community Chest drive is requested
of Portland; two sisters, Lucretia
“Voice of the Deep” reveals that fish
to contact Miss Helen Wilson at the
John Nelson was taken to the hos
Wynn of Gervais and Florence Dawes
have a definite language of their
Mill City State Bank.
pital this week, with a ruptured ap
in the east; eleven grandchildren and
Lloyd Girod from the Idanha dis-
pendix. He was believed to be in HOLLINGWORTH PLANS TO
trlct reported to the county court the film resemble ths peculiar quacks
serious condition, We all hope that OPERATE WELL DRILLING RIG
Funeral services were held from
the group favoring incorpora grunts, whistles and clucks of a barn
Mr. Roy Hollingworth, former resi the First Presbyterian church of Mill
he gets well soon.
A congregation of snapping
dent of Denver, has arrived in Mill City on Wednesday. Interment was tion of that city has arranged with shrimp sounds like a crackling fire,
Talking Mynah Birds Visited
City where he and Mrs. Hollingworth in Fairview cemetery.
attorney in their interests in connec while a school of Chesapeake Bay
plan to reside.
By JEAN ROBERTS
Mill City This Week
tion with injunction proceedings croakers was once mistaken for an
elk hunters are back laden
The talking Mynah birds were
He plans to operate a well drilling
sought bby Edison Vickers agains the invasion of enemy ships.
down in some cases with more stories
shown to the Mill City high school business here, and will be ready for SHOWER HONORS MRS.
This is ths first time that fish than elk Hunting, it seems has a
* students Wednesday, and some inter-
county^lerk and county court to stop
business in the near future.
The social rooms of the First the TMhha election on question of sounds have b«en recorded in a film, strange fascination for most of the
eating farts were told about these Hollingworth has 35 years experience
according to Moody Bible Institute of male po|>ulation of Mehama, drag-
incorporation on December 9
in drilling wells and has the most Christian Church was the scene of a
Circuit Judge Rex Kimmell has set Chicago, producers of "Voice of the ging them from a warm fire, a soft
The Mynah bird comes from Siam modem equipment capable of drilling very pretty shower honoring Mrs.
Tom Shelton who is superintendent November 28 at 10 a.m., as the time Deep.” J. Ray Swanson, a special bed, and three meals to hunch over
and Indo-China. and have some very to 1500 feet.
of the Sunday school. The deacon for the court and clerk to appear and Moody representative will show the a smoking campfire, sleep on the
peculiar habits, one of which is that
Mrs. Hollongworth will join him,
hard sand, and eat a nameless stew
if the bird is given a paper sack at after disposing of their property in esses were hostesses and the ladies show cause why an injunction order
one of the party has concocted.
night it will crawl into the sack and Denver. Their son. George Holling made up a scrapbook which was pre
The da‘>y shave is discarded when
stick its head out and comfortly worth. has the Mill City Cabinet sented to the honor guest following ney Ed Stadler will appear as attor CONSTRUCTION STARTED ON
which she opened many lovely gifts. ney for the county officials with Car- NEW I NION SERVICE STATION
elk fever is in the air any red-blooded
sleep, while almost all other birds Shop here.
Refreshments were served to the fol son assisting him on behalf of the
sleep on a perch all night.
Construction has been started on a hunter scoffs at the comforts of
lowing Mrs. Tom Shelton, Glen Shel- proponents of the incorporation.
Mynah has a lamyx or set of vocal
new modern Union 76 service station home when he's camping for there's
PAST PRESIDENTS HONORED
' ton, Ernest Miller and children, Art
cords, just like a humans' only it is
at Gates. Howard Bros, of McMinn- nothing more bracing than to rake
Bassett and children, Elmer Shaw, GATES BAZAAR DATE CHANGED ville are the contractors. The new off a 2-week's beard with eastern
the size of a small green pea.
Swan. Joe Vaughn and Karen.
Due to conflicting dates, the bazaar j statlon W1H
looted near the new Oregon’s notoriously hard water
This bird is not a mimic like the
while your teeth are chattering with
parrot, but learns how to say things, Unit 58 of the American Legion Aux- Jay Personette, Eugene Kindred, to be given by the Gates Women’s ; pogf office
and memorizes the sounds so that at iliary were honored this Armistice Eldon Hutchinson and children, Earl club will be held at the school house
Mr. M. F. Cox of Stayton, informs cold.
As always in any camping spot
a question it has learned to associate morning with a breakfast given at Plymale, Russell Moberg and Carol, Friday evening, December 2, instead us that the building will be of steel
the sound with, it will say something the home of Mrs. Delbert Jenkins Una White, C. W. Arthur, Joe La- of December 3, as wa s first an- construction, with tile rest rooms in there’s the happy little man who
with Mrs. Geo. Huffman of Lyons lack. Tom Courtney, Clair Hum onunced.
The proceeds from the
brings his wife along to keep him
without hearing the sound first.
| the most modern design. The yard
phreys Harold Mason. Ed Haynes. bazaar will be used to help finish the
sober, then manages to hide his li
At the question "What does the assisting.
, will be of concrete. Completion is ex
Those honored were: Bertha Allen Melvin La Vine. Clarence Howe, W. club and community house which has
quor under a log not too far away
kitty say?” the Mynah will say
pected in about six weeks.
—to keep his spirits up.
"Meow!" and when the trainer says
There’s nothing like it they all
"Can you whistle at the girls?” Any Tuel 1934-35; Eva Humphreys 1935- Scott and Joyce, Walter Kay, E. D. because of lack of funds. It is hoped
agree even to the stories that go
of the three will give out with the 36; Anna De Jardin 1937-38; Nellie Cooke. Vern Shaw, and Bessie Bas by the members that every one in the GATES POST OFFICE MOVES
round the fire at night when an ad
wolf call. The oldest one's name is Jones 1938-39: Mabel Knight 1939-40; sett. Gifts were also sent by Mrs. community who is interested in hav TO NEW BUILDING
The Gates Post Office was moved joining hunting party, who needs no
Skipper who is nine while Butch and Clara Lau 1941-42; Myrtle Pieser Til Rains. Alta Leedy, Fred Duffy, ing a meeting plac e for the young
Jungle Joe are just two and a half. 1942-43; Evelyn Christensen 1943-44; Gordon Knox, Jack Johnston, Lina folk or other organizations,will all Sunday to the new building which introduction, comes over for an eve
These birds are very intertaining to Gweneth Spaniol 1944-45; Anna Jen Goodman. Chas. Dahlen. Frank Cara attend and help the handfull of ladies has been in the process of construe- I nings chat.
kins 1945-46; Marian Miller 1946-47; way, Ellis Hill and Miss Daisy Hend who have worked so persistently and tion for some time. The office was
'I only carry one «hell in my gun,"
These birds are about the same size Ethel Huffman 1947-48: Mahal Senz rickson, Sigmm Grimstad, Velma and faithfully for past four years to at opened for business Monday morning boasted an old timer. "I^ist year a
tain this end.
' This building, located on one of the bull elk ran behind a big tree, noth
as crows, are black with yellow 1948-49.
, best corners of the highway, is of ing showing but his hind quarters—
markings around the neck, and have
i pumis stone and besides the ofice has but I got him with one shot right
white striped wings.
' large living quarters for the post through his heart."
^.„They were brought here by a
mistress and her husband, Mr. and
troupe from the National Assemblies
«.ATES CELEBRATES WITH
i Almost seventeen years ago Mrs. PIE SOCIAL AND PROGRAM
The pie social and program pre-
Brisbin, then Ruby Winters, was
NEW BOXES ORDERED FOR
by the students of the hlgh
appointed post master of Gates At
MILL CITY POST OFFICE
and grade schools was attended by a
Owing to steady and rapid increase
i hyhole in one comer of a grocery large crowd last Friday evening at
in the patronage of the Mill City
' store. For several years Mrs. Bris- the school house. The program was
post office 108 new boxes will be in
btn was there,earning a dollar a day opened by an accordian duet and
stalled as soon as they arrive from
Her hours were from 9 A M. till late song by I»rena and Norma Devine,
New Britain, Conn
at night, always open for the accom who responded to an encore. Clifford
This is the third installment of
modation of the public.
In those Ambers whistled The Mo. king Bird"
postal boxes to be added to the local
days she had only fifty boxes. When with Mrs. Gwen flehaer at the piano.
office in a short time, and will make
ofice building was destroyed by A skit "Blue Beard” was well pre
a total of 487 for the use of Mill
I fire, she erected a small building on sented by Bud Fields (Blue Beard»;
City patrons, according to Charles
I the site of the present ofice, which Joyce Athey. Viola Peterson and Al
A melody was sung by a
she has occupied this week. The of- len Vale.
, fice since October 1 of this year is boy’s trio, Clifford Ambers, Jerry
’ rated third class and now has 300 Larson and Allen Vale
boxes besides the general delivery. Turnidge accompanied on the guitar
while Llabelle Blackburn, Joan Ryal,
Ixrena Devine, Joan Lake and Birdie
WOMEN'S < Ol N( IL MEETS
The Women’s Council of First
Chrisian Church in Salem, were hosts
CARD OF THANKS
to several Missionary societies in
I wish to thank my kind friends
surrounding communities. An Inter for the love, sympathy and help that
esting program was presented and a was given me when my beloved hus
luncheon was served at noon The band passed away. Also, mv daugh
ladies from Mill City were Mesdames ters and I were grateful for the
Clarence Howe. Elmer flhaw. Ed many beautiful flowers
Haynes, Tom Courtney. Frank Cara
MRS EMMA TEETER
laurence Olivier confronts Basil Sydney and Eileen Herbe, while Jean Simmon* looks on, as the
way. C. J. Dahlen. W L. Peterson.
MRS CLEAH FINK
dramatic "play-within-a-play "scene of Hamlet" begins, in the Olivier production of Shakespeare's
J. Lalack, Tom Shelton, E D Cooke
great tragedy now at the ... . Theatre.
and Clyde Golden
MRS ILA MAXIE
OWNERS MAY DREDGE
POND NEXT SPRING
Here Nov. 29-30
Goal Is $2000
BOY SCOUTS MEET
J.T. DAWES PASSES;
WAS EARLY SETTLER
Talking Fish Film
Here Nov. 30
By Elk Fever
Stars of "Hamlet” Prepare for Climactic Scene