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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 9, 1950)
Thomas Housing Project
LOTS, and HOMES FOR SALE
IF YOU’RE A G.I., SEE
G. E. THOMAS, Mill City
February 9, 1950
Commissioner of Public Buildings, I
3—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
Washington, D. C., and member of ,
the Society of Civil Engineers. The |
By MRS. J. A WRIGHT
story was simply told, so that I !
could understand most of it. It is | George (Scotty) Scott who has 0 0
a story of wood standing up under been ill at his home here for the past 0
two weeks, was taken to Portland 0 0
well-nigh unimaginable abuse.
“It is a tribute to the toughness Friday by Archie Matton. He will 0 0
of good timber that it has success stay at their Portland home until his 0 0
fully withstood such abuse for so health and weather improves.
The state unemployment registrar 0 0
long,” says Commissioner Reynolds.
Mr. Reynolds describes three was unable to get to Detroit this 0 0
major operations on the White week working quite a hardship on 0 0
House, beginning with the fire set many families.
by the British in 1812, and big re The mail bus was about an hour ■
pair and remodeling jobs of 1902 late Saturday morning due to the 0 0
and 1927. In 1902, for example, fact that the driver Cecil Newton «
a brick bearing wall that was a ■ was held up about a mile west of
MUTI $1000 OR MORE ORDER
main support of the second story Stayton when the road was blocked
was taken out and 10-inch steel when several trucks and a tractor
beams were substituted. The old ’ got into trouble on the icy pavement.
wood girders were ruinously notched , Mrs. R. E. Byrkit left Thursday
at the supporting ends to receive the for Los Angeles to meet her brother
beams. This left about 5 inches of for the return trip to her home in
the original 18-inch depth of the Minneapolis after spending about
girder timbers to carry the load— two weeks with her mother-in-law
yes, 5 inches out of 18! Can you Mrs. Ed. Bykit here.
SWIFT’S SLICED BACON, 1 lb.
Ernie Smith returned the first of
"How any timber could stand up j the week from a month spent visit
SWIFT’S PREMIUM PICNICS (No Shank) lb.
for 45 years under such treatment ing a brother and sisiter in Kansas
is hard to imagine—force of habit, J whom he had not seen for twenty
SPRECKI.ES SUGAR, 10 iba.
perhaps,” says Engineer Reynolds. years, and some cousins and an uncle
“No indication of decay was noted in Iowa. He reported a fine visit,
in the timbers resting in the brick , but said he traveled in snow all the
walls, nor was there any structural way home.
WHEATIES, « ox.
.. 2 for
evidence of termite infestation."
The article by the Commissioner was to propagandize buyers of
ELSINORE WHOLE KERNEL <X)RN
of Public Buildings in the national wood with the story that "the for
capital gives examples that might be ests will soon be gone, so switch to
VAN CAMP PORK & BEANS, No. 800
made to cast discredit on materials other products now before you are
that compete with wood. The lum forced into it.” Another was the
CAMPBELL VEGETA BI JC SOUP ...
_. 2 for
ber industry association engineers termite terror. Another was the fire
are not using them as propaganda, fear. Another: "Wood won't last.”
FRANCO AMERICAN SPAGHETTI
however. They are gentlemen and There were numbers more.
scholars, only a little this side of
In 1926 the advice of the public
ELSINORE PINEAPPLE (Sliced) No. 2
relations expert was working. It
Origin of Wood Smearing . . .
still is. Despite the fact that all the
ELSINORE ORANGE JUICE, 46 ox. ....
Seems to me I’ve mentioned before great losses of life and property in
CIGARETTES, carton .......
in this space how in 1926 I attended recent years from building fires have
a New York gathering of newspaper been in so-called fireproof buildings,
and advertising men and there the fire fear propaganda is even
heard the story of how the foremost snaked into building codes. The for
"public relations expert" of his day esters of the lumber associations
ALBERT TOMAN, Prop.
had earned a fee that would choke have been kicking the straw man of
a sawmill hog by inventing the wood disappearing forests into flinders.
Open Week Days from 8 A.M. to 7:30 PJW.
smear as an instrument for wood’s Now the timber engineers are fight
ing with fist and boot against the
It was a mixture. One element other slanders. Let's all help!
Friday 6* Saturday Specials
HILL TOP STORE
I portunity afforded to deal lumber as
; a competitive building product, a
body blow—a body blow below the
By JIM STEVENS
Dirty Work at the White House . . •
No, this is not about the Reds but But the lumber industry associa-
about another breed of propagandist l tions have engineers of their own,
that has been using the renewal of able at their profession and willing
the White House for dirty work. to fight. They pitched in and pro
The bunk that these babies have duced the facts of the trouble in the
been peddling, with many a Wash innards of the White House. They
ington correspondent and commen won support from neutral engineers
tator swallowing the bait, is that of highest standing. Their good
wood has failed in the structure of work means more than can be
. measured to every man who is
the home of the Presidents.
; drawing a paycheck from the lum
Even the standby bogey of ter
ber industry and is looking forward
mites was brought into the story,
to a future in it for his children.
without any basis of fact whatever,
"smear wood” was the order of the These paychecks and futures de
day in a campaign to demolish the pend on continuing good markets
historic building which is a symbol for wood.
of great traditions and of history’s The Real Story . . .
mightiest events to the American The truth about the White House
people. There was no conscience and its need for renewal was told
and no patriotism in the proposal. ’ in the November issue of "Civil
All that was considered was the op- Engineering”, by W. E. Reynolds,
Out of the Woods
One 3 lb. can Swift’ning-
HILL TOP GENERAL STORE
for ike sensational new
See'em soon. af...
KEN GOLLIET. Mehama
Give Him Something Constructive
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