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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 12, 1950)
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EI GENE. OKE
Citizens To Go
To Polls Here
Mill City voters will go to the polls
for the first time since the adoption
of a city charter Monday, January
16, to vote on addition of five pro
posed annexations to the city and
also to decide who will fill two va
cant seats on the city council due to
expiration of the terms of two mem
bers in office.
The two members of the council
whose terms expired this month are
Robert Veness and Albert Toman,
both of whom have consented to en.
ter the race for their respective posi
tions. Two other local residents have
filed intention of running in the
test. They are Byron Davis
Wesley G. Greene.
Five proposed additions to the city.
to be voted upon, includes the Cain-
Lake area between the highway and
the river on the west city limits; the
Ogden subdivision, which borders the
Shepherd addition, CBI and Swift
tracts; a small tract on the ridge in
the Marion county side of Mill City;
the Paul Jahnke site on the east
boundary of town on the Linn county
side; and the George Thomas addi
tion, located in the southeast section
of Mill City on the Linn county side.
Voting will take place at the City
hall, the Beebe residence, Jahnke res
idence. Koenig residence. Ester Og
den residence and the Caln and Lake
Voters will commence casting bal
lots at 1 p.m., with polls closing at
8 p.m. the same evening.
Judges and clerks for the election
are the Mesdames George Stewart,
Louis A. Rada. John Swan, Charles
Dolezal and Frank Blazek.
ELKHORN. MILL CITY
T he MILL CITY
Storm Cripples Gorge
Because of You
Caves in Roofs
In Local Area
A portion of the roof on Frank's
lumber mill in Mill City gave way
this week under weight of heavy
By GEORGE HOPKINS
By GEORGE HOPKINS
snow drifts causing little damage to
Logging operations throughout the the plant and no damage to Equip
One of the worst storms in the
Santiam Canyon area have been ment, it was reported today by Arlo annals of history with winds hitting
halted by heavy snows, icy rains and Tuers, plant foreman.
galeforce proximities, coupled with
50-mile-an-hour winds that sped in
Work in the mill has been stopped heavy downpours of icy lain and
from the Pacific ocean Friday night during the heavy snows and bad frigid snow nearly crippled traffic
and have not subsided yet.
and slowed work throughout the
, weather, he said.
Extensive damage to power and
Meanwhile, in Idanha, the roof cov- North Santiam Canyon vicinity the
telephone service was felt up and ering the Idanha Rod and Gun club past week
down the canyon vicinity and traffic gave way Tuesday morning about 10
A raw-bleak wind of almost 50
was slowed to a crippling pace as A M. as members of the club were mile-an-hour
county and state crews braved the preparing to scoop away the heavy through the goige, bringing with it
storm to break way through drifts snow. No one was injured, Mr. Gor one of the heaviest blankets of snow
and slides to open roads,
don Skidmore reported, who also I to hit this area and disrupted electri
The storm commenced with gale stated estimated damage to the cal power for more than five hours In
force winds Friday evening which building and piano was not deter, the Mill City aiea.
was followed by a heavy downpour mined at last reports.
Electric Power Out
of snow. Saturday morning a light
lights went out at 10 30 o'clock
rain took over in some parts of the
night when a loaded conduc
canyon which changed to snow in the
tor between Lyons and Mill City
late evening. The winds continued
became overloaded with snow and
to blow throughout most of Saturday
■ pulled apart. Winds then blew lines
and well into Sunday, piling up snow
The Notionol Foundation for In fon tile Poro lysis
across one another, as well as falling
banks. knocking down power poles
(RANKIIN 0 «OOSEVELT founder
branches from trees, causing blown
and trees and generally bringing all
j out fuses, some split wires, and men
means of communication to a stand
labored throughout Friday night and
ion into Sunday keeping service re
More than thirty property owners
Snow continued through Monday,
stored, Mr. McClain, Mountain States
By GEORGE HOPKINS
and business men of Gates formed a
subsided to a light rain in the after
delegation to attend a session of the
Part of a $53,000,000 allocation to 1 Power official reported today.
noon and then continued with snow be set aside for Northwest develop
Main feeder lines in Mill City were
Marion county court in Salem last
Tuesday and Wed- ment asked by President Harry S. kept intact through most of the
Friday to attend a hearing on the
calm, with Truman in his 1950 budget plan sub storm, it was stated, but outlying
nesday were somewhat
opening or closing of several streets
some showers of snow falling in the mitted to Congress Monday, included lines were interrupted repeatedly by
in Gates. Those opposed to the open
Mill City and Gates area,
ing of the streets which are shown
$20.000,000 for construction of the minor causes. There was, it was re
The March of Dimes campaign will
ported however, little material dam
Traffic was stopped in the South Detroit project east of Mill City,
on the origional plat of “Gatesville” get under way Monday with a parad
The present rate of surplus power
have secured the services of Joesph in Salem for the Marion county cam ' revenues being paid into the U. S. Santiam pass by the unabated storm
Pacific Northwest congressmen ex- age done to local equipment.
z —- ♦ (Devers, Stayton attorney, to repre paign fund. Participating in the treasury general fund by the Bonne and one Trailways bus with seven pressed satisfaction to the request Telephone Service Halted
sent their cause. John Steelhammer, parade will be such notables as Gov- ville power administration will war passengers bound for Bend was stuck of the president for mor, than ,$200, [ , partial service or long distance
attorney of Salem has been retained 10:00 am. From Marion square on rant the final payment for power on the highway.
000,000 for hydro-electric 'develop lines was restored from Mill City to
by the faction in favor of leaving the other dignitaries of the city, county allocation to the administration to be
Travel continued via the northern ment of the Columbia basin that is Salem Wednesday following nearly
ftreets open to promote the sale of and state.
paid by 1984, instead of the 1994 route, however, although bus sched “vital to our security . . . and to the five days without outside contact.
numerous building sites which at the
it was announced today by ules were not maintained by Ham welfare of our people.”
Mrs. Gladys Mason, local chief opera
The parade will get under way at
present time are without ingress or 10:00 am. From Marion square on the BPA.
mond stages. Many trucks returned
Mr. Truman placed a $42,439,000 tor reported.
A transfer of $2,000.000 was made to Mill City after attempting to make budget plan before a congress look Service went out Friday night
North commercial street and will end
Many years ago, with the coming at the March of Dimes booth on the recently by the BPA to the treasury the crossing to Central Oregon. A ing for means of economy in the about 10 p.m. when heavy snows tore
of the raildroad, hopes were high for county court house lawn.
department on the Bonneville power truck loaded with hay did make it national government spending pro- lout lines, broke insulators, and gen
the development of this place as a
project account, bringing the total through without chains Wednesday gram for the coming year in one of erally raised havoc with equipment.
small city. The city was laid out in
funds returned to the treasury to morning from Bend, it was reported. the longest presidential messages in Service was again restored Monday
lots and streets. Two plats were Girl Scouts. 4-H, Hi-Y Catholic $31,208,000. including operating ex
In Mehama, one driver ran over a history, 27,000 words.
afternoon about 3 o’clock, but again
made and recorded several years Daughters. Shriners and various penses and interest. Repayment -of telephone pole, entangling his vehicle
The Columbia basin appropriations Monday night winds and snow top
apart, the first never having abro
the principle is estimated to be about in the wires. In the interim a wire will include allocations to Chief pled over a tree on a pole near the
gated. Since then property has been tions will also participate in the $4.500,000 ahead of schedule.
caught on the radio aerial of an- Joseph dam, McNary dam, Detroit fish hatchery and cut off all line«
purchased by "meet and bound” parade.
Cost of constructing the Bonneville other automobile and broke it off. reservoir and dam. Lookout Point until Tuesday afternoon.
Following the parade a contest will project are estimated at about $87, The garage of Mr. and Mrs. Steve reservoir and the Bonneville power
rather than by lot number. Dwell-
were torn loose and the pole was
mgs have been built and wells drilled
500,000 with $59,000,000 repayable Dark of that community collapsed administration to carry on work dur- , broken.
without regard to street locations. Girl Scouts to see which organization
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Five truck loads of Pacific Bell
The owners of these properties are can lay the most dimes in a straight
men were brought Into the
opposed to having the streets opened.
area, as well as two crews from the
LOCAL SCOI TS WIN HIGHEST BOY SCOUT AWARD
At 11:00 am a program of enter
Now that there is the prospect of
local mutual exchange, and several
Gates growing and a demand for tainment with several talented per-
, key technical men from Salem and
building sites for homes to accomo sonel participating will be held at the
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date the expected influx of dam booth. If it rains, the activities will
workers the present situation has be held in the Salem Armory.
A talent discovery show will be
arisen. No desicion was reached Fri
day, but must wait for the county held Monday and Tuesday for Marion
commissioners to visit Gates and county folk with $100 in cash prizes
look the ground over to get a fair to be awarded. This will take place
veiwpoint of the matter, it was re- in the Salem high school auditorium.
There is no age limit for contestants.
Already $50 has been contributed
The Mill City volunteer fire depart
to the new fund from the Salem Mill
BRANNON FARM PLAN TO BE
ment didn't fare ax well in 1949 as in
men's local union No. 1411, United
I « DISCUSSED AT POMON A MEET
the previous year, answering 26 calls,
Vern Livesay of the Friendly Brotherhood of Carpenters and Join
and sustaining injuries to one fire
grange of Multnomah county will ers of America. More is needed,
man. There were, however, no In
speak on the proposed Brannon farm Howard Ragan.
juries to occupants of flame victi
plan at the regular meeting of the March of Dimes chairman reported,
mized homes, it was reported by
Marion county Pomona grange Wed at present fund is now more than
Chief Ario C. Tuers.
nesday. January 18, at 10:30 A M. in two thousand dollars in the red.
Two homes were destroyed by fire
the Ankeny grange hall.
at Gates, it was reported, but local
The newly elected master of the
flametamers were not called because
Grange. Mrs George Bensen will be
of location outside the jurisdiction of
in charge of the meeting
the Mill City district.
Agricultural committeemen of all
The V.F D. sponsored two benefit
subordinate granges in this area are
dances during the year, it was
urged to attend the session
The Mill City state liquor store
stated.and an additional 1500 feet of
was pi’fered of money and papers
hose was purchased for use by the
Saturday evening by one or more cul
prits while Mrs Webb was working
An overheated stove destroyed one
away from the counter, it was re
In the Mill City area and a tent
ported today by Chief of Police J. T.
used as a temporary house wax en
veloped inflames because of the same
1.0 O F meeting.
No one was identified, it was re
cause A rubbish pile fire located too
SAT! RD AY—
ported. and the case has been turned
near a house was also called to the
Santiam Riders Dance
over to state officials.
attention of the fire laddies
Two small accidents were written
The V-F.D. answered a call to a
up on police reports this week, the
Folk Dance club 2 p m.
bam fire in Fox Valley, a clothes
chief said, but no injuries were listed
closet fire, gas stove explosion and
Otherwise everything has been quiet
Lions club meeting
over heated oil stove, a brush fire
A F A A M No. 180 stated meet in the local area.
caused by boys playing with matches,
ing third Monday
one fire without a permit, one dry
Bn- Scouts 7:30
l>R. EERGUHON gives
run and one unknown fire. Also ten
1NVOC ATKIN AT BANQUET
flue blazes were squelched by the
Women's club 8 p m. 1st. 3rd Tues
Dr. David Ferguson, minister of
volunteers as well as five grass fires.
the First Presbyterian church of Mill
Gratitude is expressed by the local
Idanha Eagles 8 p m
City, gave the invocation at the dem-
flametamers for the quick and
Altar Society meets 2nd Wed
cratic Jackson Day banquet held in
prompt action of Gladys Maxon for
Portland Saturday. January 7. Sev
turning on the alarm and answering
American Legion No. 159
eral citixens attended the annual af
telephone Inquiries of firemen as to
OEM School of Instruction 7 30 p.m. fair from the local area
location of the firee
THE MARCH OF
For Dam site
Of Dam Expense
During Past Year
With 26 Alarms