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The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
MILL CITY, OREGON
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BROADWAY AND MAIN STREET
If the Brakes Don't Work
Just Hit Something Cheap
--------------------------------- By BILLY ROSE-------------------------- ——
A fellow tried to sell me a helicopter the other day. He told
me I could hop from the roof of my theatre to my place in West
chester in 20 minutes, and added that it was as easy to drive as a
car. I told him I wasn’t in’-'rested because I couldn’t drive a car.
How come? Didn't I evei y and learn? Just once. And here's what
happened, . . .
One day several summers agp. my wife said, "I wish you'd learn
how to drive. Every time you want a paper or a pack of cigarettes, I've
got to stop what I'm doing and chauffeur you into the village.”
“Okay,” I said, "if you’ll play teacher.”
Each guest attending is requested to
bring a small gift for exchange.
Next morning I crawled into the
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Klutke and
car beside Eleanor. "Just turn this took a handkerchief out of his
Mrs. Mary Garrisbon and Mrs. sons attended a birthday dinner in
jigger over,” she pocket and dropped it in front of
Alice Siltala were tn Salem Saturday Mehama, Sunday at the home of her
began, “push i n the car.
on business while their husbands grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L,
“Lookit, Gene Autry.” he said,
this dingus, pul]
cared for the Variety Store and Cafe. Kirkland. Others present were
out this doohickey, “I wana see you do that all over
step on this wing again, and this time pick up the
Sunday guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hudgins, Jean
doodle, press down handkerchief with your teeth.”
and Mrs. Tilmon Rains were Mr.and Jackie Mitchell of Stayton, and
Eleanor gave him the smile that
o n this thing —
Mrs. Luther McNulty from Milwau and Mrs. Clay Kirkland family of
used to make the front cover of
kie, Mrs. Charles Rains and Mrs. W. Mehama.
you're all set to “Life.” “He’s learning to drive,”
J. McTilllcan all from Oregon City.
Fred Stone entrained in Portland
Mrs. Floyd Völkel was on the sick Friday evening for Ulnois where he
“What’s this giz
"No kidding!" said the cop.
mo?” I asked,
list for several days last week but is will join Mrs. Stone at the home of
"Hou long is this class going to
"The hand brake,” she said,
last? Some other drivers would
now able to be on duty in the Gates their daughter, Mrs. Robert Marshall
‘‘You throw it on quickly in case
like to use this road when Sonny
for a visit over the Christmas holi
Boy gets through with it."
The annual bazaar sponsored by days.
“What happens if the brakes
“What did I do wrong?" I asked
Miss Janet Kfecker of Stayton is
the Gates Woman’s club was held in
“Hit something cheap," advised the officer.
the social rooms of the high school spending at the home of her grand
“Didn’t you hear my whistle?
Friday evening. Due to an unusally parents, Mr. and Mrs. Millsap.
Didn’t you see my signal?” he de-
The high school students and many
small crowd in attendance a smaller
A MOMENT LATER the car went
amount of money was realized than of the parents attended the Gym
I shook my head.
The cop sighed. “I’d better go
had been hoped for., The crowd jamboree at the Willamette gymnas
a mile it went smooth as you home,” he said. “I don’t seem to
though small made up in generosity j ium in Salem Saturday evening.
please. A feeling of confidence i be doing much good around here.”
for lack of numbers. The bingo i
Mrs. Theodore Burton and son
came over me, the same feeling
• • •
table loaded with beautiful and use Billy are visting in Seattle at the
all new drivers get just before the
1 THREW THE CAR into reverse
ful prizes was the chief attraction. I home of her mother. They plan to
lights go out. I pressed down on
and backed away from the fire plug.
Fancywork, eats, home made candy, | [ be gone for about ten days.
“If you’re going to drive much,”
raffles and a country store and fish
Mrs. Paul Davis and mother Mrs.
"The pistons seem to be knock
yelled the cop, “I’d have the car
pond for the kiddies were some of Nettie Glover were shopping in Stay-
ing," I said professionally.
painted red on one side and
"Pistons nothing," said Eleanor.
on the other, so the witnesses
the things provided for the evenings I ton last week and while there visited
"Those are my knees."
contradict each other.”
entertainment and as the means of | | at the home of friends.
I had only one more mishap
Everything went fine until we
securing funds for the club house un- j Members of the Birthday club met
got to the traffic light in the vil ting home. I scraped a guy’s
Saturday afternoon at the home of
lage. I forgot to press the hickey- der. He was pretty nice about it.
The annual Christmas party of the Mrs. Gwen Schaer. A luncheon was
madoodle on the gilhooley and the ‘‘It’s my fault,” he said. “I saw
Gates club will be held at the school served by the hostess, assisted by
car stalled. The lights changed you coming. I should have driven
house Thursday afemoon.Dec. 8, with her sister Mrs. Robert Levon, Euc-
from green to red, and from red into the fields and avoided you.”
Mrs. Gerald Heath, Mrs. Maud Davis hre was in play at three tables dur-
back to green. A cop came over.
There are two stone posts
and Mrs. Clarence Johnson hostesses. ing the afternoon. High score was
“What’s the matter?” he asked.
flanking the drive which leads
up to our home. I got past them
“Haven't we got any colors you
held by Mrs. Blanch Syverson .and
without a scratch—also without
second by Mrs. Riley Champ. Mrs.
the rear bumper. That did it.
After switching the radio on and
Lula Collins was presented the con-
off, I suddenly pressed the right
Since then, I've never been be-
Those attending were
At YOUR FINGERTIPS
thing. In the order of the way it hind a wheel. When Eleanor and I
Mrs. Walter Brisbin, Mrs. Floyd Bas
happened, I grazed the cop, skid go driving I sit in the back seat
set, Mrs. Blanch Syverson, Mrs. Mar
ded through the safety zone, clipped and read the Burma Shave signs.
tha Bowes, Mrs. Blanch Deamn, Mrs.
the fender on a bus, and came to The only concession I’ve made to
Lula Collins, Mrs. Riley Champ Mrs.
rest with my bumper against a the Automotive Age is to learn how
fire plug. The cop stalked over, to fold a road map.
Gerald Heath, Mrs. Walter Beiver,
Mrs. Robert Levon, Mrs. Clarence
Johnson, and Mrs. Edmund Davis. GATES CHAMBER OF
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Dike were hon COMMERCE HOLDS MEETING
ored on the occasion of their 40th
The newly organized Gates Cham
wedding anniversary, Sunday after
By ESIE MYERS
of Commerce met Sunday in the
noon, November 27th,at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Dooley and
Broadway Hits ef Today--4 records , their daughter Mrs. Edward Chance,
of the meeting was to elect officers Mike have returned to their home
Album .... 3.27 I assisted by another daughter Mrs.
after spending the summer at Myrtle
' Ted Stiff. Among those complimen- for the ensuing year. Those elected Creek where Mr. Dooley was engaged
Vaughn Monroe Album
Wide Stock of 4$ rpm records— I ted were Mr. and Mrs. Dike, Mrs.
Vice-Pres, Glen Henness; Sec-Trea., in logging operations.
I Gerald Heath, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Classics, Popular, Westerns and
Dinner guests at the home of Mr.
Johnson, and daughter Mrs. Gwen Richard Parker. A board of direc- and Mrs. Ike Myers Thursday eve
all vinylite — 69c each
Schaer, Mr and Mrs. Engle Johnson
ning, were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bickett
of Mill City, Mr. and Mrs. Lang Staf and three years. For one year was and family.
Beethoven Symphony No. 7
ford, Mrs. Veea Carey, Mrs Edmund
Tchaikovsky Symphony, No. 6
Steve Myers arrived in Elkhorn
and the Rev. Smith of Eugene. for two years Floyd Völkel and L. J. Tuesday from Days Creek to spend
Tcsaikovaky's Nutcracker Suite
The recently formed dramatic Adams; for a three year term were several days with relatives
Wagner’s Des Rheingold
group met Dec. 1st at the home of Norman Garrison and Glen Hearing. friends.
and many others
I Miss Helen Wilson.
Plans were A meeting was called for Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bickett and
1 made to start rehearsal on the play, night of this week.
and Mrs. Ike Myers attended
i the qroup selected. Those taking
card party at the Legion hall in
part in the enterprise are Miss Car-
Stayton Saturday night. Mrs. Myers
"First With What You Want Most” i men Stafford, Gerald Garrison, Til-
carried home the prize, a beautiful
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