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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 26, 1950)
Out of the Woods
The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
By JIM STEVENS
By EVA BRESSLER
If the fair city of Portland is not
DON PETERSON, Publisher
Stevens principal of the
i shaken to its toes and giving way
Entered a« ae*ond-cla«i matter November 10, 1944 at the pout office at
Mari-Linn school in Lyons, has an
Mill City, i'reu«>ri i.n<h-f th.- ,V t ol Mai<-h I, 1879.
January 27, then I'll have to admit nounced her intention to quit teach
(I x * ** 11 11 I *
ing this year, at the expiration of the
the town is built better than we
The Enterprise will not be reaponaible for more than one incorrect in
present term. She has given this
sertion. Error» in advertising should be reported immediately. Display
Starting Monday the 23rd
Advertising 45c column inch.
notice to permit others to apply
j the lumbermen begin to congregate
early. Mrs. Stevens has been an
there, for oratory, argument, love
nouncing her intention to stop
feast, song, dance, and welkin-ring-
0 be ciompi sfarò
teaching year after year but has been
P U B 11 S Hjl
44s OJTI Ä T I 0 H
taking first one position then an
other. She says this time it is for
The first half of the week the
members of the West Coast Lum-
Mr. and Mrs. Claire Humphries and
bermen’s association will hold the
family moved the last of the week to
j fort and shoot the fireworks, ana
Myrtle Creek where Mr Humphries
I then the big chiefs of the tall tim-
The government of this nation In dominated by the »mall towns and
I ber, the members of the West Coast
the rural areas—not by the great city population». That striking fact
The annual meeting of the Peoples
I Lumberman's association will in
la developed in an analysis of the United States Congress published In
| Co-Operative telephone company was
vade the field — while Portland is
held at the Santiam Valley grange
the December Issue of the American Press.
The analysis shows that 76 out of the 96 senators—79 percent—are
hall with a small attendance due to
All of this, I hasten to state, is
elected by rural majorities, and that 54 per cent of the Representatives i the old literary symbolism. In this weather conditions, Mr. Bert Karr
represent more rural counties than urban counties. For the purpose of the I day and age lumbermen are noth- was reelected president, and Lloyd
study, a rural county was considered to be one in which there Is no | ing if not genteel.
They form as Sletto was elected director to replace
Vernon James. Harley Scott and
community with more than 10,009 population.
I seemly a convention audience as
Hugh Johnston were retained as
The small number of Senators who represent predominately urban may be seen anywhere.
constituencies mostly come from states with very small land areas and voices are ever well modulated and directors, and Fred Lindemann was
elected secretary-treasure to replace
concentrated Industry, such as Rhode Island and Connecticut.
it Is doubtful if “Holy old macki
The point Is that. In spite of the growth of the cities, this still a naw" will be heard once In Portland Laurence Walworth.
Mr. and Mrs. Gail Fox of Salem
grass roots country. The people on the farms, in the villages, and In the all week.
were Sunday afternoon and evening
small municipalities have the dominant voice when it comes to electing
However, these are to be mighty
guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
the men who make our laws. The future of America is In our hands.
They are pointed at an
It behoove« us as residents of a small community to realize our estimated $15 billion of U.S. home Earl Allen.
Little Mickie Knox, son of Mr. and
reoponslbllltles, but further our potential power as citizens In the federal, building business in 1950 for just
Mrs. Merlyn Knox of Fox Valley,
state, and city governments. A letter to the man In office Is still a vital one thing.
They are vitally con
under went surgery at the Salem
cerned with the biggest peacetime
Memorial hospital Friday. He was
government programs ever heard
able to be brought to his home Sun
of. They have to do with the pres
ent income and future management
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Bridges
of the northwest's major Industry
turned home Saturday after a
To be sure it’s an old, old story, the ‘‘abrupt rise” in Mill City. and No. 1 resource.
weeks vacation in Calif. Mr.
Perhaps too much space has been dedicated to complaints and too little
Mrs. Keith Taylor stayed at
to constructive suggestions. Be that as It may, with the recent snows The Lumber Merchants
the so called Banfield loops in Mill City again present road hazards too The typical growth of American Bridges home and took care of
communities nearly always began children, and Taylor was in charge
serious to disregard.
with some sort of / lumber yard. of the gas heating plant while they
The State Highway Commission's duties, according to The Oregon
Retail merchandising of lumber were away.
Blue Book for the current year, are in part—
ranks as one of America's oldest
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Johnson of
“To locate, construct and maintain a system of state highways;
In its pioneer phase Portland spent the week end at the
to adopt standards of construction; to determine types of pavements,
the lumber merchants commonly op home of her parents Mr. and Mrs.
bridges and structures; to select construction materials; to prepare
erated his own sawmill—or the saw Alex Bodeker.
plans and specifications . . . .”
mill operator sold his own cut to the
Mr. and Mrs. Phil Corbett of Salem
It becomes apparent that “standards and specification»” have been
consumer, When the railroads were were Sunday dinner guests at the
neglected when It Is Impossible for trucks of commerce, which Incidently
built the retail lumberman came home of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Bressler.
pay their share of highway taxes, to traverse this section of the state
with them, starting a yard by the Additional dinner guests were Mr.
highway. With the recent light snow of this week, state police deemed
new siding in each budding town, and Mrs. Earl Allen of Lyons.
the loop too hazardous for travel.
Many of the nations 25,000 re
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde McRae have
The highway commiaalon is composed of three members, all of whom
tail lumber establishments of today moved to Portland to be with their
are appointed by the governor. The name of T. H. Banfield, chairman began as sheds by a raw railroad
son John who is attending school
of the commission, has been attached to the “abrupt rise" because of siding
Their history represents there. A family by the name of
Ills refusal to adhere to “standards" high enough to alleviate this hazard American private enterprise at its
Smith are moving into the McRae
ous road condition.
The original investers took house
It so happens that the term of T. IL Banfield expires March 31st terrific risk on the future of the
School began again Monday morn
of this year. If the governor’s office shoukl be flooded with complaints pioneer villages in which they sank
ing after a weeks vacation due to
which demand greater eompentency In the highway commission office their money,
Again and again all
and emphasize the need for some alteration |>erhaps the old story will was lost, But there were some who the deep snow. The school was
closed last Monday when the buses
take on a new light.
came through, not just growing up were unable to make their routes.
with the country, but building up
Rev. and Mrs. O. A. Jewell went to
the country as they built their
Woodburn Tuesday, Rev. Jewell
funeral services while
What the members of the Western conducted
Retail Lumberman’s Assoc, will face
Mr and Mrs G. Paul Johnston
In their 47th annual convention,
BYRON DAVIS, Prop.
like their business brothers in other went to Salem Sunday morning,
"At the Bottom of the Hill”
conventions throughout the country where they attended church services
at the First Methodist church. In
’ is the threat of government inva- the afternoon they were guests at the
sion of the building business to their
They must submit Marion County Jersey Cattle club.
MILL CITY, OREGON
January 26, 1959
2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
Tax Agent to
Agents from the State Tax com
mission will be at the various points
listed below to assist taxpayers in
preparing their state income tax
At the City Hall in Sweet Home
on February 2 and 3, 1950—9.00 to
4:00 p.m. At the City Hall In Le
banon on February 6 and 7, 1950—
9:00 to 4:00 p.m. At the Court
House in Albany on February 14 to
17 inclusive, February 20 and 21,
1950— 8:00 tho 5:00 p.m. At the
Court House in Corvallis on Feb
ruary 23 and 24, 1950, February 27
to March 2 inclusive—8:00 to 5:00
p.m. At the City Hall in Silverton
on March 13 and 14, 1950—9:00 to
We Still Count
The Same Old Story
Ronald Kadlec, 8, of Orchard
Beach, Me., begine hie long climb
back from Infantile paralyels.
Thouaands like Ronald, stricken
in last year’s unprecedented epi
demics, need help in their pull
back to health. Yet funds of the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis are almost gone. You
can furnish the help by contrib
uting dollars to the March of
Dimes. Join the March of Dimes
(January 16-31) with as much as
you can give.
SANTI AM Fraternal Order of Ea
gles 2745 meets at Rod and Gun CluO
in Idanha each Wednesday 8 p.m. 80
OPEN WEEK DAYS
8 A M. to 7 P.M.
SUNDAYS and HOLIDAYS
9 A M. to 4 P.M.',
Mill City Lodge No. 144, L-
O.O.F.. Meets Every Friday
night. Visiting Brothers Welcome.
From where I sit ...6y Joe Marsh
Give Us Back
Our Sidewalks, Slim!
1 wrote that over an article in the
Clarion last week, but I didn't like
doing it. After all, the man it was
aimed at — Slim Henderson — is a
good friend of mine.
Slim came into quite a windfall
last month, and bought the old
Clarke place. The deed gave him
title to all the land—right down to
the street. Then Slim started to
take up the sidewalk to make his
lawn look better.
I felt it wasn't fair to the town
and said so in my article. Next
morning Slim comes around and
wanta to know what I mean—get-
ting folks riled against him. I felt
ornery myself, and we had quit« a
set-to over the whole business.
From where I sit, that was fool
ish. Once we'd cooled off (over
lunch and a bottle of beer at Andy’s
Tavern),Slim decided the sidewalks
should stay—for the common good
and I promised next time I'd take
a good look at the other fellow's
point of view before writing any
articles about him!
Copyright, 1950, Unittd Statt» Brtu eri Foundation
MILL CITY TAVERN
to a tax that piles up and until the
back bends, the legs spraddle and
wobble, the eyes bug. the tongue
hangs out, and the heart aches.
A featured speaker of the WRLA
convention is the nationally famed
radio preacher and orator, Dr. VV.
H Alexander. Oklahoma City pas
tor. who was once an amateur |
boxer. I keep wondering
if he is expected to help the lumber
men prepare to meet their end or '
I to inspire them to pitch in and fight
The Sawmill Men
While the annual meeting of the
West Coast Lumbermen's Associ
ation is more centered on the actual
work of the organization than on
consumer merchandising and enter-
I tainment features, the sawmill men
- also have some rousing numbers on
I their program
There is Senator Malone of Nev.
! for example who is to be the orator
of the evening at the dinner on
Thursday. January 27.
ful foe. in both speech and deed, of
all that is on the march nowadays
to pipe the people over the hill to the
poorhouse and down to the sinholes
of Red Gulch, the Nevada solon will
really make the welkin ring if any-
And the triumphant story of west
coast lumber advertising and pro-
motion is one to bring cheers from
the toughest survivor of old-time
lumbering sales ways.
la to be told and pictured. And. the
first west coast lumber movie of top
class among industrial films is to
have its premiere Big doings. Paul
Bunyan himself may be expected to
show up any minute
MILL CITY MEAT MARKET
Quality Meats & Groceries
Friday & Saturday Special
Campbells Tomato Soup
3 cans for 25c
For (old Weather
Atlas Heavy Duty Battery
Weed Tire Chains
Sawdust Tread Tires
ladl.-s an<l Children'» I tnbrellaa
Hath Towels — Apron«
Sheets — Embroidered I m .-«
to Jenkin's Hardware
Open Friday Afternoons
HOME and STORE OWNERS
DOORS and WINDOWS
Featuring new low prices on
Monotex — the paint with the
KELLY LUMBER SALES
OPEX S 4T1 RI» SYS
Balcony Epp's Store
RUSSELL KELLY. Mgr.