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February 9, i
2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
BROADWAY AND MAIN STREET
MILL CITY, OREGON
DON PETERSON, Publisher
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On Remembering L3ates
What will the poor history students In another few centuries do?
What with great men, continuing to live, and history being made every
day. In addition to the wars and the continuous aggregation of facts, to
morrow's students will also be asked to remember the birthdates of certain
famous men that have lived during the past centuries. At times it would
seem to much to ask. The month of February appears as a month over
crowded with such historical data. It is an old rule of learning, however,
that the thought around the fact is of superlative importance. Surely It
is so as we think of Abraham Unxoln. It would not be this writer's
wish to present an obituary, but rather to prompt us to re-think some of
the basic truths for which Lincoln stood and gave his life.
Each year as thousands visit the Lincoln Memorials In Washington,
D.O., and Springfield, Ohio, their devotion is crystalized not so much
around a personality but rather around the principle« of freedom. As we
again commemorate his birthday It behooves each of us to remember our
individual r<*spoi»dbillty In making freedom available to all people. To
remember that prejudice against race, or c reed cannot fit Into the setting
of a free country. To r»-substantiate the fact that the government Is for
the people, by the people and of the people. .Freedom is everybody’s job.
During this month of February It would be wise indeed to turn deaf ears
to “friends'* who proclaim hatred, prejudice, and selfishness. Such things
are not truth, and we must rely on truth to set us free.
And We Said Thank You
Over u period of yearn th» proposed highway has been a topic of
discussion that could be lient handled when the blomlpressure wan highest.
It han been an on again, off again topic. Pioneers wer» becoming aged
iuk I wrinkled and believed they would never see the day when the proponed
rond between Mettant» and Mill City would I m * completed. The Enterprise,
many civil' leaders, anti other publications have consistently asked for
recognition of highway needs in this area.
laist Tuesday a special committee from this canyon, and Salem planned
to appear before the highway commission and make a last effort to get
the road through.
In a surprise move Monday, however, the commission gave the author
isation to begin the project. Not to be outdone the committee appeared
before the highway commission In Portland on Tuesday as previously
planned and thanked them.
It proved another surprise—for the com
mission. Apparently It was one of the first times they had received a
With the construction of the Detroit dam pud the rapidly growing
canyon better highways have been essential if proper development Is to
be made. Certainly a hearty thank you should be extended to Gates, Lyons,
Prineville, Salem, Bend, and Mill City committee members who have worktsl
so diligently on the highway problem, and any other person who might have
contributed help In anyway. Oh, yes, by all means a thank you to the
From where I sit... // Joe Marsh
Stammering and other nervous dis
orders often get their start that
way with children.
From where I sit, if a man wants
to use his left hand — that’s his
business. It's not such a good idea
to make anyone do things our way,
just because ice think it's right.
Personally, I think a mellow glass
of beer is the finest beverage on
earth. If you happen to prefer a
Coke—why, go to it! Only leave me
the same freedom of choice, won't
Copyright, 1950, United States Breu ers Foundation
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--------------------------------- By BILLY ROSE----------------------------------
From the province of Manitoba in Canada comes the strange
tale of Pierre Montevilain, the hunter. Your acceptance or rejec
tion of it will depend on the kind of pixies under your hat. . . .
For many years, Pierre, a man with the strength of a caribou, lived
See «here a hank in Denver is
putting in left-handed checkbook*.
They figure their southpaw depos
itors deserve just as much consid
eration as the right handers.
Time was when it was believed
that left handed people had no
right to exist at nil. If n youngster
showed signs of using his left
hand, his parents were supposed to
break him of the habit — to forte
him to use hia right.
But today most doctors will tell
you that changing a child's natu
ral left-handed tendency usually
causes more harm than good.
Pierre, Great Hunter, Found
Something He Could Not Kill
in almost medieval splendor in a chateau overlooking Lake Winnepeg.
Only two things interested him—hunting and drinking, and the measure of
the man was that he was more concerned with the potency than the
taste of his liquor, and cared little what it was he shot as long as he
made the kill.
When he was forty, he married
Emilie d'Arbesine, a girl of good
family from the Winnipegosis dis
trict, and when she presented him
with a son a year later he toasted
his heir in Hudson
Bay rum and pre
dicted that he, too,
would some day
be a great hunter.
Hi» wife, how
ever, hated the
and as the child
grew older she
was happy that he
showed no inclina Billy Rose
tion for the hunt, To encourage
b's love of wild life, she gave
him a silver medallion of St.
Francis of Assisi, patron saint of
birds and beasts, and hung it
around his neck on a thin gold
chain, "I've heard it said that
when people die their souls
enter other living things, some-
times art animal,'' she told him.
• • •
A FEW MONTHS before the boy's
hinth birthday, his father found a
new-born fawn in the forest and
presented it to his son. The lad
named it Francois, bottle-fed it
vntil the shakinis, went out of its
legs, and trained it until it fol
lowed him around like a puppy.
On hit birthday a few weeks
la'er, Pierre gat e his son another
present, a specially • constructed
rifle, small enough for a boy to
carrv hut in all other respects an
efficient instrument of destruc
"Tomorrow,” he said, "we will
The youngster said nothing, but
later asked his mother what he
"You must go with your father,"
“You told me that when people
die their souls go Into animals.”
said the boy. "Wouldn't it be like
killing a person?"
“Your father thinks differently.”
"I won't shoot to hit anything.”
raid the lad.
Pierre, who had been drinking on
the porch, overheard the conversa
tion. Addressing himself to his son,
he said, "There will be no more
women's talk. You will become a
man and a hunter like your father.
Tomorrow we go to the woods, but
your first lesson will be tonight.
Take your rifle and shoot
Terrified, the boy nodded and
went to the barn. He prodded the
fawn with a stick and tried to
frighten it into the forest, but the
pet, thinking it was a new game,
took a few playful leaps and then
frisked back for more sport.
Finally, the boy placed the medal
lion of St. Francis around the
fawn’s neck. It needed divine pro
tection more than he.
• • •
HALF AN HOUR later, Pierre
back on the porch, was roused from
his rum by a shot and walked out
to the barn, certain that the boy.
like a true Montevilain, had obeyed
his order. Instead, on the earth floor
he found his son’s body, blood ooz
ing through the shirt, while the
fawn, the medallion dangling from
its neck, stood near by.
Crazed, Pierre picked up the
rifle and pumped the remaining
bullets into the animal’s heart. Then
he tore the talisman from the car
Next day the boy was buried
with the medallion of St. Francis
again around his neck, and after
the funeral Emilie went back to her
From then on, the great hunt
er became the great butcher. Day
after day, he hilled as if bent on
exterminating every animal in the
forest, and at night he drank and
cursed his wife for her ideas
about souls and animals.
One evening the following sum
mer he saw a giant stag at the
far end of the garden. He reached
for his gun and followed it down
to the lake. At the water's edge
the animal paused and Pierre
lifted the gun to his shoulder, but
instead of a giant stag he saw a
frightened fawn. Its eyes re
minded him of two other sets of
eyes, but he fired, and the animal
gave a little jump and fell dead.
Attracted by something on its neck,
he walked over to see what it
The villagers were not surprised
a few days later when they learned
that Pierre Montevilain had died of
a stroke. But there was much talk
about the object found In the dead
man's hand—a silver medallion of
St. Francis of Assisi suspended
on a thin gold chain.
Editors Letter Box
TO THE EDITOR: You invited in
By ELSIE MYERS
last weeks paper letters to the edi
The entire Elkhorn road is again tor, so here goes. Although my
open to travel. For a few days I youth has long since gone I have
last week the residents of the : not yet lost all my memories. I re
upper end of the valley were com ' member that when I was a child.
pletely snow bound. The county some adults said that kids were
grader was unable to cope with going to the dogs and as children
the situation. Freres and Franks | we resented it. Today we continue
logging company were called upon to hear the same old line but I have
and their caterpillar was put into refused to agree. Children are
action. Under the supervision of ! little if any worse now than were
' our road supervisor, S. K. Eley, the their parents. The odds, I believe
road was soon .cleared
are stacked against them. Today
Mr. and Mrs. E. A Newsome, it seems that many parents are in
Betty and Patsy of Mill City spent different to the needs and problems
the week end at the home of Mr. of their children. We have little to
and Mrs. Bill Bickett and family. offer our young people in Mill City.
Mr. and Mrs. Ike Myers were also The only form of recreation outside
callers at the Bickett home Satur- of the theatre certainly seems to me
! day night. The evening was spent one of questionable environment.
Its my understanding that there is a
Mr. and Mrs. Louie Ray have re Boy Scout troup in the city but I
ceived word that the little son of see little of its activity. Could
their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. some civic organization take the
and Mrs. Don Schultz of Scio, is bull by the horns and direct some
not well. It has been necessary to
give him two blood transfusions recreational program? If everyone
It was thought at first helped maybe the young people
he had rheumatic fever but at last would prove that they are alright.
Mrs. S. L. C.
reports three doctors were to hold
a consultation to try and determine
the nature of the trouble.
Word has been received from the
navy department that John Payton
has been assigned to the transport
USS. Gen. H. W. Butner.
AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
John’s brother Alan is also on
duty on the same ship. The Pay
ton boys are brothers of Mrs. Carl
Longnecker with whom John made
his home before entering the navy.
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DR. MARK HAMM ERICKSEN
gist of the office of Chief of Engi
neers, Washington D. C.. Harold
Stewart from the North Pacific
division office, and Royclarck. O.
C. Hartman. W. L. Shannon. H. E
Brown and W. W. Elmer, of Port
land district office. Mr Burwell
and his party were here to inspect
geological aspects of the project
including drill holes in block 7, 14.
and 15 in the dam abutments and
inspection of drill cores stored at
The basketball game between Tur
ner and Detroit was to have ben
played Friday evening at Turner was
called off on account of bad road and
l weather conditions.
Mr. and Mrs. John Estey drove to
Salem on Friday where Mrs Estey
! had medical care. Joe Wright went
with them as far as Dr. Andersen's
office in Stayton.
There will be a no-host luncheon
Scraps of soap bars may be put
, churches at the Home Ec room at intoa jar. with water added, and the I
'Detroit high school. David Jaynes resulting soap jelly will be useful.
a student at N.C.C will furnish
What the little kids would like
Christian save for a rainv day is school.
women’s fellowship will meet 7:30
Thursday February 9 at the church
for a study of mission work in
They will also pack a
shipment of clothing to go to the
White Swan Indian Mission. Sunday
at 11 am.
Despite the bad weather the fol
lowing men visited the Detroit pro
ject the first part of last week. E.
G. Burwell, Jr. consulting Geolo-
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