Out of the Woods The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE LYONS By JIM STEVENS By EVA BRESSLER If the fair city of Portland is not DON PETERSON, Publisher Mrs. Leora 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 1 at its seams by sunset on Friday, 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 * l>% EHTI8ING 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 knew. Starting Monday the 23rd Advertising 45c column inch. early notice to permit others to apply j the lumbermen begin to congregate early. Mrs. Stevens has been an NATIONAL EDITORIAL there, for oratory, argument, love nouncing her intention to stop 1 A *'> feast, song, dance, and welkin-ring- ASSOCrATIQ,N 0 be ciompi sfarò ■ teaching year after year but has been ing in general, It is a record P U B 11 S Hjl 44s OJTI Ä T I 0 H taking first one position then an z • J THmeirnn breaking occasion. other. She says this time it is for The first half of the week the good. 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 is employed. 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. still rocking. 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. Their 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. meetings. 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 influence. 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 day. 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; businesses. 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. best. 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 businesses funeral services while What the members of the Western conducted there. 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 MILL CITY, OREGON ’ is the threat of government inva- the afternoon they were guests at the sion of the building business to their investments. They must submit Marion County Jersey Cattle club. MILL CITY, OREGON January 26, 1959 2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE Tax Agent to Offer Help Agents from the State Tax com mission will be at the various points listed below to assist taxpayers in preparing their state income tax returns. 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 4:00 p.m. 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. Fresh Meat VERY REASONABLE SANTI AM Fraternal Order of Ea gles 2745 meets at Rod and Gun CluO in Idanha each Wednesday 8 p.m. 80 Kellom’s Grocery Mill City 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 | ____ _ champion 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 through. 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 A power- 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- body does. 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. This story 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 Frozen Foods Friday & Saturday Special Campbells Tomato Soup 3 cans for 25c For (old Weather GET AN Atlas Heavy Duty Battery Weed Tire Chains Perma-guard Anti-freeze Sawdust Tread Tires ALLEN KEITH « GAS STATION JUST ARRIVED— ladl.-s an<l Children'» I tnbrellaa Hath Towels — Apron« Handkerchiefs Sheets — Embroidered I m .-« Tablecloths llriidrirson’s Ston ■»«^«■»GXXXXXXOCXaCKXDCKXiXrxUOOv» McEWAN PHOTO SHOP Next Doer to Jenkin's Hardware Open Friday Afternoons PHONE 2243 Mill City HOME and STORE OWNERS oo* O CALL US FOR CONSULTATIO NO OBLIGATION X 1 noi Complete SHEET ROCK Supply of DOORS and WINDOWS BOYSEN PAINT All Your Building Featuring new low prices on Monotex — the paint with the «and finish. Needs• • KELLY LUMBER SALES OPEX S 4T1 RI» SYS Balcony Epp's Store I. Hinnr 1813 RUSSELL KELLY. Mgr.