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January 12. 1958
2—THE MI I J. CITY ENTERPRISE
The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
BROADWAY AND MAIN STREET
MILL CITY, OREGON
DON PETEHHoN. publisher
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------------------------------- By BILLY ROSE-----------------------------
During the closing days of World War I, I took the President of
the United States out of play for 15 minutes. I did it with my little
. . ... u
At the time. I was working for the War Industries Board in Wash
ington as a stenographer, and running out to get chocolate sodas for Mr.
Baruch, its chairman.
A few days before the Armistice, a Board executive handed me a let-
ter and told me to deliver it to the proper party. The proper party was
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P U B I i s
ASSO CIA I 1 ON
Associated with the recent heavy miows are memories of varied incon
veniences. Moat of the people were busy shoveling snow, thawing water
pipes, installing chains on the auto, and other tasks too numerous to
mention. Oh. yes, there was one other Item: the failure of electric power.
When the current failed, perhaps you were entertaining guests, your
cooking and heating were possibly disrupted, or your water supply might
have depended on an elactate pump.
Our actions In such an emergency Is only a natural one. We suppose
that possibly we are the only ones without lights, and wishing to be of
service we immediately call the power company.
There are many of
course who realize that the entire neighborhood is in darkness and wait
for several hours before asking for service.
Before our recent power failure the employees of Mountain States
Eight and Power had of course worked all day and were preparing to get
some rest for the night when they were asked to return to work. A natural
tendency might well have been to Ignore the request and get some much
needed sleep. However, in order that the community might have service
as soon as possible Mountain States men worked the remainder of fhe
night and aU the next day until a late hour. In remembering they had
worked the day previous It was well over the 36-hour mark for the most
Communications were at a virtual standstill throughout the Canyon
area because of heavy snows, wind, and falling tree limbs, live truck
loads of men were transported from Salem by the Pacific Telephone and
Telegraph company to work on troubled lines in and around Mill City at
tempting to open circuits.
Yet. there are reports of complaints coming In at the local exchange
because of hick of service and Incompetency. These men worked day and
night to restore conununlcations, sometimes walking the length of the
lines In order to find all difficulties and repair equipment.
Individuals, such us these workmen, should be commended for their
actions and labor to restore the communication with the outside world as
quickly as they did. Thanks fellows.
By ELSIE MYERS
Recent visitors at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Steve Dark and family were
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Deetz and Mr.
and Mrs. Russell McLaughlin, all of
Mr. and Mrs. Merwin Knox and
family of Lyons were Sunday guests
at the home of Mr. and Mrs, Bill
Bickett and girls.
Duray Lane Dark spent several
days of his vacation confined to his
bed with flu Others in the com»»«*
nlty who have been nursing attacks
of flu are Bill Bickett and Mr and
Mrs. Ike Myers
Mrs Louie Ray has been called to
Oysterville, Wash., where she is cor
ing for her daughter during an at
tack of pneumonia
To Hear Senator
Richard L. (Dick) Neuberger, state
senator and chairman of the Demo
cratic state platform committee, will
address Linn county Democrats at a
pot-luck dinner starting at 1:30 P.M
at Crowfoot grange hall, one and one-
\ half miles southeast of Lebanon, Sun
day Jan. 15, Earl G Mason, chair
man, Linn county Democratic central
committee, said recently.
Ney bei ge r, who was selpptod re
cently as “Oregon's most discussed
politician'' by the Oregon Advertising
club, has been an active Democrat in
state politics since 1932.
A prominent author. Nueberger has
been mentioned as a possible Demo
cratic gubernatorial candidate
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MILL CITY VARIETY
The White House that day was a
jumble of senators, Cabinet mem
bers, ambassadors and important
brass. News of the Armistice was
expected any hour, and the tension
was like the last few seconds of
the Dempsey-Firpo fight.
I handed the letter to one of Mr
Wilson's secretaries, and was asked
to wait in case of a reply. A few
minutes later the secretary re
like to see you," he
I got trembly in
side. I was pushing
18 at the time
fresh out of the
East Side, and also
plain fresh. But my
dealings with Pres-
idents had been limited to the one
I had seen on dollar bills.
Mr. Wilson smiled when he saw
me. "I understand you're quite a
shorthand writer." was his greet
MY TREMBLES vanished. I knew
the President was a shorthand
writer of sorts—the tachygraphy
magazines were always bragging
about it. "I hear you're pretty ;; I
yourself. Mr. President," I blurted
Mr. IliLow blushed prettily.
"I don't gel much chance to
practice these days." he said, like
a fisherman apologiciug for .s
six-inch trout. ".Ilr. H.iruch tells
me you can write 200 u ords a
mmnte. I wonder if you'd gue
me a little demonstrative.”
He handed me a pad and a pen
cd. and picked up a New York
newspaper on his desk. Then, in
his clipped, precise speech, he
read one of the editorials at about
150 words a minute When he had
finished, the President said. "Now
let's hear you read it back."
Well, as every stenographer
knows, it’s the reading back that
counts. I shot the editorial back at
him a good deal faster than he had
dictated it. And then I started at
the bottom of the page and read the
Wilson chuckled. He asked me
questions about Gregg shorthand—
he was a Pitman writer. By this
time, I was patronizing him a lit
tle—the caddie who shoots a 61
isn't self-conscious when he dis
cusses mashie shots with a Rocke
I PICKED UP the New York pa
per and handed the pad and pencil
to Mr. Wilson. "I wonder if you'd
mind writing for me, Mr. Presi
dent," I said.
Wilson rubbed his glasses on his
sleeve. "Don't go too fast,” he
I read the editorial at about
one hundred words a ni ■ te.
an I then asked h.m to re.td it
bach, ir'fiea / told him he bad
made no mistakes, the President
sighed like a kid who has fust
finished playing The th es
II altt' for Paderewski.
I picked up his notes, "If you
don't mind, sir." 1 said, I d like
to keep them.’’
Woodrow Wilson reached for my
shorthand notes. "We'll exchange,"
I walked out of the White H < ise
and floated back to my office via
1 had no sooner gotten to my
desk than th? phon? rang. "Mr.
Baruch wants to see you," said his
“Pretty good for Dclancey
street" 1 said to myself as I walked
down the hall. "Woodrow Wilson
and Berme Baruch in one hour "
The girl in Mr. Baruch's office
looked up as I bounced in.
"The boss wants you to get him
a chocolate soda," she said.
Local Grange Job Applications
Readv Now for
Meet of Year
Santiam Valley grange held their
first meeting for 1950 at the grange
hall Friday evening, with Tony Mor
avec, master, and Matt Beiver, over
seer, presiding over the meeting.
Plans were made for confering of the
third and fourth degrees to be held in
the near future, with a rehearsel to
be held Tuesday evening The fol
lowing committees were appointed
for the new year.
Building committee, Tony Moravec,
Matt Beiver, Lloyd Sletto, Elmer
Taylor, Wilson Stevens. Albert Jul
ian. John Lambrecht
Legislative committee. Melvin Peck,
chairman: Steve Dark. Elsie Myers.
Wilson Stevens. Albert Julian.
Agriculture committee, Matt Bei
ver, chairman; Ike Myers. LJoyd
Sletto, Elmer Taylor, Frank Stud
nick. Blanche Wagner
Relief committee. Alta Bodeker.
chairman; May Patton. George Berry
Reception committee. Kasper Ger-
ath Ed Taylor. Giles Wagner, Dallas
Investigation committee, Lloyd
Sletto. chairman; Wilson Stevens.
Fire insurance agent: Albert Julian,
musician: Leers Stevens: asst.. Gar-
nett Bassett: Social committee
Olene Taylor, chairman ; Home
economies club chairman. Melvina
A 1950 membership drive will get
underway with Alta Bodeker and
Albert Julian. Linn county chalr-
mans; Nina Dark and Elmer Taylor.
Manon county chairmans; assisted
by Lois Myers, Matt Beiver, Frank
Studnick. George Berry. Garnett
Bassett. May Patton.
MILL CITY MEAT MARKFT
So Wilson Held Up the War
For Fast Shorthand Lesson
Entered an »econd-cla«« matter November 10. 1M4 at the poet office at
Mill City, Oregon, tinder the Act of March 3, 1x7'.»
The first scheduled radio broad
cast tn history was on November 2.
1920 over KDKA Pittsburgh
VERY RE ARON ABLE
By EVA BRESSLER
The annual meeting of the Peoples
Po-Ooperative Telephone company
will be held Tuesday evening Janu
ary 17th. with election of officers
and any other business that may
come up before the meeting.
Glenn Julian from the Philippi Tire
shop left last Saturday by plane for
Akron, Ohio, where he will attend a
meeting in connection with their
business. Mrs. Julian and son Glenn,
jr., will leave this Friday by train to
join her husband. They will make
the return trip back by driving a new
The Mari-Linn P. T. A will hold
their meeting Friday night the 13th
at the Rebekah hall, instead of the
new school house as planned due to
j the school ground being to soft to
allow parking of cars
Earl Allen, rural route mail carrier,
is finding it quite difficult in making
his rounds with the mail. But some
of hs good patrons have been on hand
to help him out of the deep snow.
Iuidles and Children’s I'mbsellan
Albert Carr has returned from
Bath Towels — Aprons
Boise,, Idaho after spending several
days visiting witth his mother. He
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reported it cold while there, 5 above
Mrs Alice Huber returned home
after spending ten days with rela
Balcony Epp’s Store
tives in Portland, St. Helens, and
Longview and Seattle Washington.
The executive board of the P. T. A.
held a meeting Wednesday evening at
the new school house, to outline the
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
articles to be brought up at the reg
ular meeting of the P. T. A.
Recent dinner guests at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Duncan of
Salem were her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Gooch of Lyons, Mr. and Mrs.
Fred Gooch Jr. and son Bill of Sweet
Home, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gooch and
daughter Twylia of Salem. A very
enjoyable time was had at the family
gathering. After the dinner hour,
old time music was furnished by
Fred Gooch, Sr. and Fred Gooch Jr. Come in and see our wide selections
of 15 RPM and 78 RPM Populars, Old
Timers. Classical, and Semi-Classical
Application for Linn county census
workers should be made to the state
employment office or to the bureau
of census, Eugene, Earl G. Mason,
chairman. Linn county Democratic
Central committee said recently
Qualifications for census workers
include a high school education or
its equivalent, ability to fill out the
complex census schedules efficiently
and courteously, and be between 21
and 65 years old. Qualified veterans
will have employment preference.
The census will be taken during |
April but some of the work may
extend into May. Pay will be about 1
810.00 a day with allowance for car
expense in areas of scattered popula
tion with one census worker for each
1,000 people in Linn county. Mason
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Radio, Washer, Refrigerator
and Electrical Appliance
Mill City 1881
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In Jenkins Building
Formerly Baker's Jewelry Store)
Telephone 2248 for \[>|w,intni<-nts
Open Every Thursday 1 to 6 P.M. 6 I*. M. to 8 P.M. by appointment
* Eve examination
* Eye xlass adjustments
Broken lenses replaced
Cenerai ullices at Ten Brook Jewelers.
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’ FOR CONSULTATION
Mr and Mrs. Gooch spent the night
with their son Fred in Salem before
returning home Monday evening.
Among those from Lyons attending
the house warming at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Jungwirth in
Stayton were Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Bridges, Mr. and Mrs. Vem Nydigger,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jungwirth and
Mrs. Walter Hilton.
The afternoon bridge club of Lyons
held a party at the Rebekah hall
Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Al-
bert Bass acting as hostess.
A 1:30 pm. dessert luncheon wad
served followed by several tables of
five hundred. High score honors
were taken by Ruth Lyons, while
low score was won by Garnett Bas
sett. Ida Free drew the traveling
Those present were Bertha Alleq,
Ruth Lyons. Eulalia Lyons, Bernice
Bridges. Wilma Free, Bee Hiatt,
Mabel Downing, Ethel Huffman,
Garnett Bassett and the hostess, Brs
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