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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 8, 1949)
T—THE MILI- CITY ENTERPRISE_____________________ December ». 1949 | was paid nothing for it.
Haycox was long used to doing tough
civic chores at no pay. He still is.
forestry progress to the public."
A panel was arranged. It was to Now we learn that Hayeox will be a
be made up of two weekly news featured speaker at the Pacific Log
By JIM STEVENS
paper editors and two editors of daily ging Congress session in Seattle on
Ernest Haycox . . .
for money, we
and a moderator.
In the days of innocence before
Pearl Harbor a bunch of us were
Another Mountain . . .
planning for the annual meeting of Haycox. Each of the dozen men in
The big all-over job that Mr. Hay
the fir lumbermen in Portland. The
cox has done for this region, of
main part of the program was to deal ries in magazines and books and had course, has been in projection of its
with the solemn mystery of modern seen Haycox movies. But few knew history and geography to millions of
business called public relations. For much about the man himself or his leaders and movie-goers during the
40 years the men of lumber had been importance in the life and history past 25 years and more In this per
prodded on improvement of forest of the Pacific Northwest. I was able formance our author has accom
to tell enough to put over my nomi
plished more than all the other
Mr. Haycox accepted and
"This meeting is a good occasion nation.
authors of the region put together—
for Impressing lumbermen with what
a really conservative statement.
the public thinks of their industry," two-way interpreting between the
No other writer of the West today
we agreed, "and at the same time to public and the lumbermen.
I that I can think of comes close to
begin telling the story of industrial
With due shame I confess that he ; matching Haycox in terms of audi-
Out of the Woods
academic habit of rejecting popular
writing in selecting literature for
educational uses. The attitude does
Ernest Haycox an injustice. He does
not pretend to high art but there is
high art in his work "Stagecoach"
holds its own with the best of Ameri-
I can fiction in its field. The motion
picture that John Ford made from it
is generally recognized as one of the
ten finest ever produced Many more
examples of the kind could be cited.
But my main argument is that,
any way you look at him, Ernest
Hay cox has grown into one of our
greatest northwest resources.
stands out in the way of Mt. Hood
in Oregon and Puget Sound in Wash
ington. I doubt if he’ll like the idea
of being compared to a body of
water, but there it is. He is a re
source that is not to be neglected.
All of this comes to a proposal. It
is for an Oregon-Washington joint
committee of authors and educators
to plan for official acceptance and
use of selected Haycox novels in the
public schooU, colleges and univer
sities of the northwest corner states,
i Who will join me?
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Cl iß Ambers'
Butler'» Trailer News, Gates
Mr and Mrs. Gene Davidson spent
\ Friday Christmas shopping in Salem.
Mrs. Parr is living in Salem where
she is employed.
Newcomers to the trailer court ate
Mr and Mrs. Roland Long and their
son and daughter-in-law,Mr. and Mrs.
Mr and Mrs Elmer Progue were
initiated. Thursday evening, into the
Ameranth Lodge in Portland.
Fred and Jean Wilson atended the
dance at Jordon Saturday evening.
Visitors at Pearl and Art Durham's
home over the week end. were their
son Lowell Durham, Alice Jenkinson
OPEN WEEK DAYS
and Mr. and Mrs. Hershfelt.
8 A M to 7 P M
Mrs. Jim Libby left Sunday for her
SUNDAYS and HOLIDAYS
parents home in Bakersfield. Calif-
| ence size over a long period And he
9 AM. to 4 P.M.
while she awaits a visit from the I
| is not only a great popular story
stork in January.
teller but he is accurate in his his
Mr. Jaenicho spent the weekend in
tory and his landsapes. He produces
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Davidson took a
At this point I rise to state that
group to Mill City to see "Voice of
Ernest Haycox has suffered neglect.
the Deep," Wednesday evening.
"Suffered" is not the word, however.
• « •
The neglect has caused him no pain
or worry. It is simply something for
The violet is America's most pop
By MRS ALVIN HAMAN
the rest of us here to be ashamed of. ular choice for state flower. It is re
Mr. and Mrs John Bonham and
j Here is a vastly popular writer who cognized as such in Illinois, New Jer-
children left Wednesday for their
! has been teaching Oregon country j say, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island.
history to millions for many year» Edwin Booth is the only actor who home in Klamath Falls.
Mrs. Ben Burch, Mrs. Duane Ham
and teaching them also the attrac has been elected to the Hall of Fame
an and Mrs. Clifford Haman spent
tions of the region's land. The values | for Great Americans.
of his instruction are nationally ac
Mount Whitney and Death Valley, Friday shopping in Salem.
Mrs. Sheldon Northrup and chil
To U m * Building Next Door
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to Jenkin'» Hardware
And here at home the colleges and are only a few miles apart in Calif. dren of Hillsboro visited over the
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The first free library in America
to 10 till 5>30 Friday»
Mrs. Arthur Peterson and children,
The Author As Artist . . .
was started in Charleston, S. C. in
Mrs. David Luck, Mrs. Alvin Haman
The answer no doubt abides in the i 1695
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Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Woodward and
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