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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 16, 1950)
Record Year of
T he MILL CITY
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Fiscal year 1949 saw the Columbia
river federal power system become
the second largest producer in the
nation, exceeded only by the Ten
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO TIŒ HEART OF NATURE'S EMPIRE
nessee Valley authority, according to
the twelfth annual report of the
Vol. M—No. 7
MIEI. CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY, FERRI ARY 16, 1950
$2.50 a Year, 5c a Copy
made public today. Record energy
sales, revenues and transmission
construction were reported for the
Bicycle Registration Here
Administrator Paul J. Raver in his
By JEAN ROBERTS
but who wants to interfere in the
Police will be at the City Hall
letter of transmittal to Interior Sec
love life of a skunk ?
the hours of 9 a m. and
retary Oscar L. Chapman said the
At last deciding that our liberality 5 p.m. Saturday the 18th for the
financial condition of the power sys visited last week by a small black had been overtaxed we decided to
purpose of regisenng bicycles. All
tem as of June 30, 1949 is excellent. anl white forest inhabitant who hasten our guests by means of a
owners of biks should either take the
Revenues and receipts returned to
i trap. A box trap, easily made, vehicles or the pertinent information
A capacity crowd overflowed the 1 have excelled in captivating small
the federal treasury continued to be
Always having heard that a civet proved quite efficient in catching,
to the police on that day.
Manolis cafe banquet hall Tuesday industries
The Santiam canyon,
more than adequate for repayment cat makes a nice pet, the youngsters I £ut notholding them.
___ In fact it
The registration is designed to pre- night in the first dinner- -meet In Hewitt continued, has a climate aim
of the federal government.
promptly named him "Target” and I served only as an exclusive dining
"Operating revenues of $27,821,029 started feeding him. He in return 1 room wherein they would enter, de- ,vent thefts and to aid in recovery of canyon history to represent each iliar to those countries and oppor
stolen "wheels." Police wall want township in the immediate area. It tunities and resources that excell
for the fiscal year showed a net re behaved as befitted a guest but un- i vour the bait, then clevefly lift the
I the serial number make, size, and was marked as the new beginning many other industrially successful
turn of $10,665,769, bringing accum fortunately held no fear of anyone. [ door and depart
I other identifying marks.
of cooperation between the people to ^locations. Mr
ulated surplus revenues to $42.735,
Our hospitality must have pub
A steel Hap next employed
promote industry and economic "If you do not find industry, it will
094," Raver said.
licized for soon another striped visi caught them easily but raised the
i youngsters cooperate In the registra stability in a long noted unstable not be because you can't, but because
Generation of 12,925,788,000 killo- tor appeared to partake of the daily problem of what to do when one
area. Roy Hewitt, Salem attorney, I you won't." The crowd responded
watt-hours at Bonneville and Grand handout, and was affectionately dub- was caught. Did you ever try lead-
brought the challenging address to i with a long ovation
ing a skunk ’ It can be done, we
Coulee dams for the year ending bed "Bullseye" by the kids.
the 118 people present.
Bullseye, it seemed was a glamour found, quite easily and odorlessly.
June 30, 1949, represented two-thirds
Represenatives from each commun.
One by one they were led downstairs,
of all electrical energy produced in
about by the joint cooperation of ity present expressed their views as
Oregon and Washington, and half the
the Gates—Mill City chambers of Mill City chamber president. Bob
energy in the Pacific northwest re tered by the stamp of small feet and ■ the least jar will spring a trigger,
commerce extended beyond any Veness, presided.
the ceaseless meows of rejected j Needless to say no slack was allowed
gion, the report said.
optimistic estimation of attendance from the Lyons group expressed dis
Power sales reflected the added swains, not to mention the lingering [ on the trap chain.
satisfaction with the new Mill
generation with an increase of 16 aroma of the vanguished. Scratch sights of a 22 lifle we bade adieu to
City Mehama highway feeling the
per cent over the preceding year and ing and scuffling, thumping and Target, Bullseye, and four of their
Roy Hewitt, attorney and world new road would damage the economy
brought deliveries during the ad bumping disturbed our slumber— | playmates.
■ The Mill City high Timberwolves traveler was credited with inspiring of the town. The Elkhorn group
ministration's 11 years’ operation to
downed the Aumsville Rangers Wed- the group to closer cooperation and expressed their need for a water
over 62 billion kilowatt-hours sold
| nesday night by a score of 26to 20. greater ambition for new industry level road and were also hopeful for
at a composite average rate of 2.46
■ The game, played at Parrish Junior with his address. George Steffy, a road across the mountain to di
mills per kilowatt-hour.
high in Salem, marked the Timber. chairman of the chambers industrial rectly connect the Gates. Mill City
First serious effects of the delay
wolves 15th win in 17 starts and committee introduced the speaker. area with Elkhorn. Mr. Hutchinson,
in developing multi-purpose projects
The Kiddie Karnival. a baby con- gave them the southern division Hewitt’s address stressed the need from the Gates Chamber also favored
on the Columbia river system, com
Frank Woodrum of Stayton, was test sponsored by the American championship of the Marion county for improvement in human relation the "over the mountain" road. G.
mensurate with the region’s popu
ship. He stated, "perhaps more is Thomas of Mill City expressed his
in a hit-run accident and his Legion at Salem is now well under "B" league
lation and industrial needs, caught
way. The babies are entered into
Del Lake, of Aumsville, opened the known on the human relationship concern of timber being taken out of
up with the Pacific Northwest in
in jail Saturday night five minutes various age groups from 6 months scoring with a one-hander from the field than on any other" and chal- the canyon and processed elsewhere.
fiscal year 1949. Raver advised
after they had crashed into three up to 5 years. Kings and Queens .side but the Timberwolves bounded lenged the audience with the query A move is under way to stop such
parked cars and attempted to make will be chosen on the highest total i back with three field goals by Ollie [of why we disregard the knowledge activity.
“With construction work on Mc
Malice that might have one time
The quick arrest of health points,beauty points, and Muise and a free throw each by that we have on such a vital sub-
Nary. Hungry Horse dam and sev
existed between competitive towns
popularity points. Popular points Muise and Lawrence Thornley. The ject.
eral smaller projects under way,
While Hewitt stated the commun was given a permanent burial as the
will be scored through the sale of first quarter ended with Mill City on
some relief for the region beginning Chief of Police J. T. King who heard
the loud crash in the vicinity of the Kiddie Karnival tickets, each ticket the long end of a 8 to 2 score. The ity longevity was inseperable from meeting brought each community
in 1952 may be anticipated when
Mill City Theatre and investigated. will count 25 votes.
Wolves soon spread the lead to a industrial economy his approach was into closer relationship.
first storage at Hungry Horse will
, 14—2 margin before Al Cox of the I not without the human touch as he
Damage to the parked cars was
become available to increase gen
Rangers caged a two-pointer. Lead stressed the need of building stable
erator production in downstream
rum was charged with reckless driv further hospital and service work ! by Cox the Rangers closed the gap homes for tomorrows citizens—to
plants,” Raver said.
and fined $200 Champaign was among veterans and families.
to 16- 9 at halftime. The third
"Additional generation capacity of
While common thinking had been
Michelle Manolis, daughter of Mr. -quarter found the Aumsville five
732,000 kilowatts will be installed at charged with disorderly conduct and
| centered tn the field of larger Indus- |
and Mrs. George Manolis of the
Grand Coulee • y (>■ tuber 1951 but
Ida S. Geddes, who came to what
tries for canyon needs, Hewitt was
King also stated the recent en Manolis cafe as been entered from [and Speer bucketed field goals and
little energy can be supplied from
not lax to remind his listeners of the ■ is now the Mill City area in 1883,
She now has sufficient Speer and Russell caged a charity I needs of small industries, operated celebrated her 95th birthday, Feb-
critical forcement of the 10 o'clock curfew this area.
to place her in the toss each. Mill City was held to
j by individual families and making no luary 9th and presented one of the
region must depend upon better than ben apparent that parents have been position for queen of her age. Her two driving layins by Lawrence small contribution to much needed loveliest personalities in the canyon
oSvon her the
of Poole during the third period. ¡security. At no time was the group as she attributed her longevity to a
average stream flows to meet in keeping their youngsters off the pOSltiOD has
being in a 16-mm movie taken of the When Orv Speer of Aumsville caged
creasing power requirements of its street.
I permitted to forget the necessity of ■ alm disposition, moderate eating,
homes, farms, and industries until
Earl Schroeder was fined $9 50 for|hiKhest candidates in each group. a field goal early in the fourth [ working together.
and a good Christian life.
brought the Rangers
having more than three passengers ¡Information on obtaining tickets quarter it
When they settled on their home
may be found at the Manolis cafe. [within 3 points of the Mill City | ! England were cited as countries that stead, where the present Geddes res
Construction on the federal trans- in the front seat.
team It was the closest margin
mission system of 168 circuit miles
idence stands, the nearest neighbor
Patrolman Ray Rich arrested a
I since the 1 opening minutes.
of high voltage lines and seven sub violator of the Green River ordi-
was the old Bradshaw place on the
only two > minutes remaining
stations. comprising a network of nance. Bail was set at $25 and the
west (over a mile west of Mill City)
[ Timberwolves clung to a narrow
3,451 circuit miles and 93 substations case was to come to court on Friday
and a house near Gntes on the east.
24—20 lead where it remained until
serving Washington, Oregon North night.
There was no town of Mill City.
Mill City’s Bob Baltimore dropped
ern Idaho and western Montana,
Heavy timber covered the entire area
The question of consolidation with in a layin as the final gun sounded. |
were reported. Substation capacity
beginning near Fox Valley.
Stayton is gaining in interest in the
Ollie Muise lead all scorers with 1 and sadness that I take leave next Geddes’ husband. J R Geddes was
during the year was increased by
Mehama area with a meetng sched
13 points. 7 of them in the opening ■ Friday. February 10, of all my good a school teacher and taugh in the
141,275 kilovolt amperes giving a
uled for March 6, primarily one to
Lawrence Poole followed 1 friends and fellow workers on the first school which was constructed
maximum capacity of 2.964,941 kil
vote on the proposed budget for the
with 8 points. A) Con. Aumsville Detroit Dam Project to assume of logs and located near the Gates
ovolt amperes to the system under
coming year, but also for discussion
reserve, tallied 7 points to lead his 1 duties elsewhere My pride lies in hill. Mrs Geddes, who also taught
Three and one-half million dollars on the consolidation subject.
¡team in scoring honors.
Administrator Raver pointed out has been budgeted by the 200 rep
the knowledge that you all have school told of the first school in Mill
Tentative plans are to continue
that overloading of trasmission resentative Americans who comprise
Mill (Ity (26)
Aumsville (20) given me your loyal support and full City, built In tall timber near the
facilities brought the entire north j the board of the National Conference vith school in the present Mehama ¡Thornley (1)
■ cooperation to make this job the spot where the Hill Top grocery now
building for first and second grades
west power pool to the brink of in of Christians and Jews in order to
stands. School days half a century
successful one we know it to be.
and send remaining
stability and caused frequent region carry forward in 1950 the principles or to capacity,
ago would interest today's young
j Ollie Muise (13) C
older children to Stayton. Sixth,
people in as much as classes were
wide outages during the fall and of Brotherhood Week in an expanded
we've been together, we have grown
early winter of 1948-49 Energiza year 'round program, according to seventh, and eighth grades are Baltimore (2)
held only three months out of the
Itransported to Stayton at present
tion of the 230 kv Coulee-Snohomish Dr. Everett R Clinchy, president.
Aumsville subs Cox (7) and Ling. less as individuals into a well orga
| but the Mehama school is still too
Smiling Mrs. Geddes stated she or-
line 1, and the 230 kv Bonneville- ! The film industry has asked every
Williams and Johnsrud. nized and coordinated company of ganized the first Sunday school in
Troutdale line after the close of the I motion picture theatre, he said, to
several units, each of which not only
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serve as a center for receiving the
I carries its own burden but contrtb- the canyon and many folk both
School board members. Ira Kirsch,
young and old had never before at
Cooking School Here
public's subscriptions during Broth
; utes daily to the success of others in
Russell Wilson, and Harry Monroe
tended, She gave every evidence of
erhood Week, currently being ob
A cooking school, sponsored by the the finest exemplification of "team having lived a full and useful 95
attended a special meeting in Stay
served (February 19-26 >.
ton last week with board members Jenkins Hardware, will be offered [ work” it has been my pleasure to years
The expanded program will in- of other outlying districts to obtain free of charge at the Mill City the ! witness. The credit is all yours, and
J elude a strengthening of activities information pertaining to school atre Friday, the 24th it was an you all may also be justly proud
Your successful organization and
Old man winter took a heavy toll to improve intergroup relations in problems and consolidation
1 adminstration of the Detroit Dam
of lumber production in the Douglas ■ industry, the establishment of human
Ira Kirsch local school board chair,
fir region as output from West Coast 1 relations centers in universities and man led an informal discussion on economist from the General Electric recreation association is a commed
sawmills in January dropped off ¡ a broadening of the work with re consolidation at the meeting of the Co. will direct the school. Celia Lee, able work. Its various committees
and groups, through their untiring
Charles McCormack, of Albany,
more than 50 million feet below Dec ligious. educational and community school hot lunch club last week.
home economist from the Crown
effort, have made this place a little has recently been appointd on the
ember figures, according to H V. organizations.
Mills will also take part
better in which to live and work, Advisory committee for the Farmers
Simpson, executive vice president of
The national conference program
The school will be the first such and it is hoped that upon completion
West Coast Lumberman's associa is under the leadership cf Charles
Home Administration, United States
offer in Mill City in the last 20 years. of construction, your association will
Department of Agriculture This
E Wilson, president of General Elec
Housewives are cordially invited. be turned over to the operating
Deep snows, frozen log ponds and tric Co. and Roger W. Straus, chair FRIDAY—
announcement has just been made
There will be no admission charge
forces, and will remain a monument by Martin H. Baker, who is t he
low temperatures closed hundreds of man of the board of the American
or other cost.
During the school to your ingenuity and foresight.
the region's lumber manufacturing Smelting and Refining Co.
County Supervisor for Linn. Lincoln
prises will be awarded.
My pride also lies in the know and Benton counties, with offices in
plants. Simpson said, and many have
Santiara Riders Dance.
ledge that I may commend you all the Post Office building at Albany.
not operated since the Christmas
'to my successor, with certain assur
The other members of the com
holidays. Logging camps are vtr-
Folk dance at 2 p.m.
A Drivers License Examiner will ance that you will give him the mittee are John Shepherd, Scio: and
The World Day of Prayer service
tually all battened down tight, ex-
be on duty in Mill City Friday. Feb same loyal support it has been my Phillip F. Yagelski, Albany.
cept for a few along the Oregon and will be held at the Presbyterian MONDAY—
ruary 24th. 1950 at the Fire Hall privilege and pleasure to receive.
church on Friday. February 24th, at
The Advisory committee meets qt
AF. 4 A.M. No. 180 stated meet between the hours of 9 a m. and 9
Lastly, while a feeling of sadness the Supervisor's office In the Post
Freezing weather cut sharply into 2:00 pm
ing third Monday
pm. occording to an announcement is natural under the circumstances, Office building in Albany each
Special music will comprise the
shipments. Simpson pointed out, and
Boy Scouts 7 30
received from the Secretary of it is tempered somewhat by the ex month to pass on the eligibility for
only 577,772,000 board feet were program with the Rev T Courtney.
pectation that at some time not too Federal Housing loans to low-income
loaded out during January. some Jr. bringing the afternoon address
far in the future, we may again farmers who cannot get financed
32 million below December
mits to drive are asked to get in join forces, and. profiting by our elsewhere
stocks at mills dropped in the face of Mrs Gladys Chance with the medi WEDNESDAY—
Idanha Eagles 8 p m.
touch with the examiner well ahead 1 association here, be better equipped
Veterans have a preference in
594,720 000 tation led by Mrs Herbert Schroe
Altar Society meets 2nd Wed
of the scheduled closing hour in [ for our future assignments.
these Government housing loans.
board feet, lowest in 1« months while der. Dr David Ferguson »nil bring
Lions club auxiliary 8:30 p.m.
Until then, Adios and -Good Luck states Baker.
order to assure completion of their
unfilled order files jumped to 804.. the doxology arid the benediction.
applications with a minimum of —J. W MILES. Lt. Col , Corps of
All races and creeds are invited to THURSDAY—
These loans may run up to 33 years
320000 board feet as orders contin-
Engrs Resident Engineer
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs. delay.
and bear interest at 4%.
They Called Me Flower
Chamber of Commerce First
Dinner-Meet Draws Crowd
Pledges Canyon Co-operation
Police Jail Hit- KinS and Queens
Farewell Note by