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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 23, 1950)
The Mill City Lions Club will spon-
sor an amateur show again thla
year to be held in the Mill City
theatre on April 27th, Lions mem
bers announce4 this week. Citizens
will remember with favor past shows
sponsored by the club.
Prizes will be offered to winners
with first place bringing $25.00;
second place, $15.00; and third place
$10.00. The contest will be opened
to people from any canyon com
munity and there will be no age
Potential candidates may state
their intentions to audition to
Lowell Stiffler, Stiffler Radio and
Appliance; George Veteto, Nu-
Method Cleaners; G. Steffy, Canyon
Bookeeping service; and Bob Veness,
Mill City theatre.
The preceeding committee men
will make arrangement for the
audition to be held at one of the
regular Lions Club meetings. Meet
ings will be scheduled on each Mon
day night with audition dates to be
between March 6th and April 24th
inclusive. The master of ceremonies
for the show will probably be ‘‘out
of town’’ talent.
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MILL CITY. OREGON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY »3. IMO
Oregon League Idanha Voters
Of Cities Draw ElectCity Council
sanuam Valley grange held
their regular meeting at the grange
hall Friday evening February 17
with a large attendance. During
the business meeting several names
City budgeting, local improve
were recommended for member ment planning and financing, pro
ship, and Mrs. Leora Stevens was posed state legislation, and many
presented with a musician's sash. other items of current interest to
This is the first time the Santiam city officials and civic leaders of
Valley grange has had a sash for this area will be on the agenda of a
their musician, William White of regional League of Oregon Cities
Evening Star grange and Eari dinner meeting which has been
Mason of Morning Star grange held scheduled for February 27, 7:00 p.m.,
a panel discussion on our health at the Cascade room of the Albany
program, It was planned to confer Hotel in Albany. A delegation from
the first and second degrees some Mill City will be in attendance.
time in March. The Santiam Valley
Mayor Savage has issued in vita,
grange is entertaining with the tions to the mayors, councilmen, and
National grange in the Essay con other city officials of the area, and
test. Any one under 20 years is delegations are expected from Cor-
elegible for writing the essay, the vallis, Brownsville, Draperville, Hal-
topic, "Soil Fertility and the Nations sey, Jefferson, Lebanon, Mill City,
Future” which must be completed Philomath,
by April 15. Following the meeting Sweet Home. The Albany meeting
the Home Economics club honored is the second of _______
a series __ of ___
Mrs. Matt Beavers with a shower, regional meetings being conducted
and refreshments were served at the throughout the state this spring
close of the meeting.
which are expected to draw a total
$'J.5O a Year, 5c a Copy
Idanha voters went to the polls
last Wednesday, February 15th, to
j select the city’s first city council.
I A good representation of the citizens
( were present to assume their share
in the community responsibility.
Charles T. Haseman and Lloyd
Girod led in the number of votes
garnered with 105 and 104 ballots
Huber Ray received
90 votes, Sam Palmerton, 88; B. C.
Cochrane. 83. The elected will com
prise the city's first council and
will meet in the near future to
select a mayor for Idanha.
Votes cast for others on the ballot
but not elected, were Ted Gillespie,
52; Noyes Whitten, 70; U. S. Floyd,
31; and Fred Anderson 35.
Plan to Hold Timber
For Canyon Mills
Organization began last Friday
night to halt timber from being
taken from this canyon area unless
it is processed here, as mill men, for
esters, loggers, and interested citi
zens met at the Manolis cafe to start
the wheels of the campaign rollhig.
It has long been a tragedy to local
economy when large timber interests
took the canyons’ resources and
processed them elsewhere.
Kearns, professional forestry con-
suitant from Portland, was the main
speaker for the evening, proving to
be a statistician in his own field.
Mr. Kearns informed the group there
was a way in which all timber taken
from this area would have to be
[processed here. It would entail ap
plication to the Forest Service for
the setting up of a timber unit in
other communities and has proved
to be highly successful.
Other speakers during the evening
were Marion county Judge Grant
Murphy, Albert Toman. Mill City’s
mayor. Delbert Hill, Mill City banker
and the mayor of Stayton.
Additional applications for census
enumerators are needed from Marion
county residents according to Cor
nelius Bateson, census district super
visor, Salem, Oregon.
Bateson states that a sufficient
number of applications for work in
the city of Salem have been received,
The Mill City Womans' Club met
In a benefit game for cancer Tues
Tuesday night in the Presbyterian
but that additional applicants are
day night, dads met the 7th and 8th
needed from the balance of Marion
church recreation room to hear the
grade basketball team in what
president of the Oregon Federation
attendance of over 1.000 town and proved to be a perilous night for the times expressed fear of such a move county, especially from the Mt. An
of Woman's Clubs. Mrs. Wm. Chand-
[ city officials.
[old "all-stars". While the fathers because it was believed the small gel, Mill City, Stayton and Jeffer
In announcing the Albany dinner [ entered the game with assurance operators would be wiped out. For- son areas.
Enumerators will work two to four
The Mill City club had sent invita
meeting, League President Hollis S. ! and a feeling of compassion for the ester Kearns pointed out that if such
tions to the groups in Mehama,
Smith, mayor of Dallas, stated that i young players they ended up on the a plan were to go into effect bids weeks and will be paid on a piece
Lyons, and Gates for the evening's
the 1950 meetings have been timed short side of the score board with a would be opened to everyone, the price basis which should bring the
only requirement or stipulation being average enumerator around $8 or
The women observed their
to coincide with the preliminary 16 to 21 score.
that if such bids were accepted such $9 per day Rural enumerators will
annual Red Letter day. Accompany
planning of city budgets for the new
The game played before a capacity
ing Mrs. Chandlee were Mrs. C.
fiscal year and that he felt that a i crowd in the grade school gym timber would have to be milled in a be reimbursed for necessary travel
Walter J. Pearson. State Treasurer
in their own car.
Reaney of the Salem Woman’s club
great deal of value could be derived proved to be one of the best maple specified area, boundaries to be
former member of the Legisla
The preferred age limit is 25-45
and Mrs. F. Gast of the Salem Junior
by the city officials through an contest of the s<%son. Adult team established by canyon people. This
ture, today announced his candidacy
but applications from those
opportunity of exchanging ideas, ex members admitted they were out-
for the Democratic nomination for
operator but would rather tend to within the age bracket 21-65 years
periences, and comments on the [ played against their sons.
Mn Chandlee spoke to the 39,
1 place him on a more equal footing are solicited.
many mutual financing problems
women present on the benefit and
adult all-stars were comprised of with other mills.
Applicants must pass oral and
officials. Stewart, Gregory, Kanoff, Teal. Gol-
accomplishment of the Federations
examinations to be consid
He stressed the fact that the meet- ' den. and V. Todd.
of Womans’ clubs, There were two
ered for appointment, and veterans,
solos by Mrs. Don Trask, who was
Anyone wishing to send condolence called upon to aid in the proposed if qualified on the tests, will be given
mal round-table discussions with
accompanied by Mrs. Lee Ross.
[ to the losing team may enclose a
full opportunity for the several city
plan, reforestation would also be in- preference.
Refreshments were served by Mes
bottle of liniment.
The Census Bureau further speci
A tree harvest system,
delegations to present their partic
dames Don Shvthe, Bob Trask, and i
Also on the same evening the girls whereby a sustained yield woul-i be fies that an applicant's character
volley ball team from the high school
[ and reputation must be of such a
Accompanying League President played the girls grade school team. in affect, would be carried out. This : nature that they will facilitate ob
Smith to Albany will be Herman In another surprise upset the grade would provide a continuous market taining co-operation from the public.
over the years excluding the dangers
Kehrli, League executive secretary; I school took the winning honors.
Census Bureau employees are sworn
of a "logged out town”.
Deane Seeger, League consultant;
to secrecy and are punishable by law
To Laie To Save Sardine Stand
and Arnold M. Westling, planning
for revealing confidential informa
It is now too late for such a plan
and public works consultant for the
tion. but beyond this, care is exer.
Payment to the States of Oregon
to affect the purchase, by a large
Bureau of Municipal research and
clsed to employ only persons who
and Washington of more than three
outside timber interest, of several
service, together with Mayor George
enjoy the confidence of their com
million dollars for the fiscal year
million feet of timber in the Sardine
W. Peavy, director, and other repre
1949 to be apportioned to the
sentatives of the executive commit
Creek area. In as much as the trans
By JEAN ROBERTS
Applications may be obtained at
counties in which the national for. i
tee of the League.
action has been completed the timber
ests are located is announced by re-
There has been a good deal of con. that could have brought industry to this newspaper office.
Mill City officials planning to be jecture in the Mehama area as to
giona) forester, H. J. Andrews of
in attendance at the League meet the route of the state highway from the canyon will probably be shipped
the Forest service.
out and processed elsewhere. Local
governor in the primary election ing will be Albert Toman, mayor;
Mill City, funds for which were al.
The total of $3,152,176.65 is an all May 19
lumbermen belated the fact that
J. T. King. Chief of Police; and Ear) loted last week.
time high. It represents 25 percent
they have not taken action earlier.
He said he was entering the race Ragsdale, city recorder.
of the gross receipts collected by the j 1 in response to urgings by members
Apparently several routes have
Detailed Plan On Friday
U. S. Forest service from timber [ of both major parties, who realize
j been surveyed and are under consid
Mr George Steffy, representing
Mr Kearns will return to meet
sales, livestock grazing, recreation 1 Oregon voters want a change in
eration, the most discussed the one
Industrial Development commit
with committeemen representing all
permits and other business on the their state government
following Marion county side of the
communities in the canyon this Fri ' tee of the Mill City Chamber of
national forests in thé region for the
Pearson, first Democrat to be
day and will help to formulate Commerce, visited the Mill City Gar.
fiscal year ended June 30. 1949. Of elected state treasurere since 1886,
Lyons merchants have already reg specific plans to halt the shipment ilen club at its regular meeting
this amount, $2,044.693 81 went to pledgd himself to seek the end of
The Mill City grade school pre- istered dissatisfaction with this plan of logs from the canyon. Local lum Thursday evening February 16, at
Oregon and $1,107.482.84 to Wash a quarter century of “ one - party
sented a program Wednesday morn, as it by-passes their town. Several bermen have now gone as far as they , the Curtis Cline home. Mr. Steffy
ington according to Andrews An control whose leadership has been
ing in commemoration of Washing [ people with property through which | are able and further help must come showed interesting pictures of work
additional benefit is the ten percent [dictated by ultra-conservatives and
ton's birthday and early American the road would pass are not in favor from the people ot the canyon. The being done at the Detroit Dam.
of the gross receipts of the Forest 1 special interests.”
The work of compiling the club
of their fields being halfed or quar final result will be in their hands
service which is returned by the
tered Keith Phillips says one of his Specific plans, it is hoped, will be [ Year book is now under way and,
Pearson was elected to the House i The program was
opened as the
treasury department for use within of Representatives from Multnomah
fields is already producing a good brought to the people next week. the book will be ready for the mem-
the national forests on roads and county in 1943 and served in the Boy Scouts brought the National crop of surveyor’s stakes.
The plan has been incorporated in | bers at the Marcn meeting.
¡Colors forward and the students
trails in the two states.
The proceeds of the food sale
Senate in 1945 and 1947 before being stood and gave the flag salutes.
Still others think the old highway
which the Garden club held at Jen.
Marion county will receive $58.- elected state treasurer.
should be widened and improved
The program was as follows:
kina hardware store on St. Valen
702.28 This may be expected to .consistenth supported old-age pen
! Exponents of this plan point out that
Song by entire group, song by 3 another bridge across he North Fork
tine's day, amounted to $13 40.
increase substantially during the sions. labor, the working farmer
During the meeting many matters
next several years due to the in and small business. He has steadily ai d 4 about Paul Revere, song by beside the present one would make
were brought up including the pro
creased demand for timber on the 1 opposed the sales tax and urged the 6th grade about Benjamin a four-lane highway with lessened
The Lyons community Methodist ject for the year. Because of the new
national forests. At present, the
it tax laws Fianklin. song by the Sth grade on
will observe Worlds Day of highway being built In 1950, work
G orge Washington, 3rd grade play
Willamette Forest is cutting but
day Friday, February 24 at the site of the 1949 project, being
two—thirds of the volume that can
The church plans to bring to the peo- the side of the hill at the Marlon
govern- about Abraham Lincoln, "Pickanny Christian Service Society
pie o >f Lyons a reminder of this great county side of the bridge will haw
My ears of Lullabye" by the 7th and Sth grade
ilice Huber was hostess for need
Every hour on the hour begin- to be postponed until a later date.
State girls, songs by the 7th and 8th grade.
ing of the Women’s Society ning at
9 a.m. the church bell will
Yankee Doodle and Dixie. The pro
Thristian Service held nt her home ring for
silent prayer in the homes.
iced r M gram was closed as the colors were
Mrs. Laurence From 2
—4 Christians of all denomi-
I worth presided < over the business
nations are urged to come to the
1e he CC
ting Plans were completed for
Lord's house for a few moments of
father and son banquet to be
quiet meditation and prayer.
I st the community club house
Sure and all the gur-r-te with a
In the evening the following pro
sday evening. Feb 21 Plans were
bit o'lrish In them will be turn
Legion Dance at Legio
ill I offi
made and discussed for the Bli gram will be presented; inspirational ing out for Cooking School next Fri-
Santiam Riders Dance.
tea which will be held at the singing by the congregation, illustra day for St. Patrick's Day will get
ted bible talk by Mrs. George Clip
le ' f Mrs Mildred Hartnell
special attention at the school.
Tu sday, March 7 at which 11 m e fell. special numbers by the men's
Marian Bell, home economist, will
at the Salem Lio
ear i member is to bring an apron
show new cake baking ideas- and
the newly organi!
A F. * A M. No. 180 stated meet-
the pioject of the month At the by the Sunday school children, fbr St. Patriok/a parties—how to
ing third Monday.
close of the meeting Mrs Huber motion pictures by the courtesy of decorate a cake using Spring.
customary for so
Boy Scouts 7:30
served dainty refreshments to M- ■ Mr. C S. Johnson of Salem and ■Sprinx is the colorful new fo I <1 .o-
en a new group is organ iz
dames O A Jewell, Albert Rir K. D shown by Gordon Turnidge.
ration created by Crescent Manufac
established clubs to join
The Lyons church will observe turing Company, makers of <
A Rankin. Clinton,
Women's club 8 p m. 1st, 3rd Tue»
KinBer, Ray Mohler. Charles Cruson, Layman Sunday, Feb 26, at 11 am. quality spices and food fix
was centered around
Willard Hartnell. Albert Julian. Wal
The Lyons Methodist church is a
Marian Bell, popular and ex pert
Idanha Eagles 8 p.m.
> V‘ •d to
ter Bevier. Laurence Walworth. Glen
idly community church open to home economist, will be one
Altar Society meets 2nd Wed.
Present from the Santiam Lions Julian. Floyd Bassett. Jim Lande. all persons in the community, All
Cooking School demonstrator: at he
Lions club auxiliary 8:30 p.m
they club were. Carl Kelly, Robert Ven Clyde Bressler. Mrs Anna Johnson friends of the church are invited to
School which Is to be held in Mill
third ess. George Steffy. and Herbert Mrs. Minnie Smith and Mrs. Har a potluck dinner following the mom City theatre, starting at 2 o'clock,
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs Thurs
on Friday, February 24.
M. C. Womans
Dads Play Sons
In Cancer Benefit
Garden Club Meets