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The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
BROADWAY AND MAIN STRICT
.MILL CITY, OREGON
Another Kind of Courage Has
It All Over Standard Heroics
DON PETERSON, Publisher
TOM COURTNEY JR. Editor
Entered an Herond-claas matter November 10, 1944 at the poat office at
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_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ By BILLY ROSE--------------------------------
Recently, a doctor in Maine sent me a story about a coura
geous kid and, unless I’m getting soft in the heart, it’s the most
touching tale of heroism I've come across in a long time ....
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Some time ago, the medico got a hurry-up telephone caU to come
out to a small summer camp 20 miles west of Bangor. There, half an
hour later, he examined a six-year-old girl and found that one of her
legs was broken and that she had lost a lot of blood from a gash In her
l ime To Think And Plan
With each canyon commmMty expanding m » rapidly "growing pain*'
are to bo expe«^le<I. Such problem* should not, however, cause us to stop
thinking, or to become ho involved that we fail to plan. The challenge is
perhaps greater than ever before to minutely analyze our problems and
inventory our aeaeta toward gaining better educational facilities.
Educational interests have and do belong to the Individual and few are
willing to relinquish their responsibility. As the Gates-Mill City area are
attempting to meet that responsibility in secondary education, no price is
too high or obstacle too great to prevent the communities from having
the best In high school facilities.
It may be that the thought of unionization presents a fear or mis
understanding. Let us face the facts. Why should two or more districts
with limited enrollments and limited finances Is- forced to construct limited
facilities when ¡tooling their resources would do the most good, for the most
people, for the greatest length of time. Who will be nleve enough to over
look the intrinsic value. Those who oppose better educational facilities
for tomorrows leaders obviously have classified themselves Into the narrow,
non-thinking, selfish department in which they so rightfully belong.
The editorial policy of this paper has and will remain to be unbiased,
and will refuse to play favor or to suppress the free press. If we are to
believe that no obstacle Is too great to rightfully prevent the best for the
most we must do so without equivocation. The Enterprise has encouraged
public expression through the press in the past and especially at this time
believes greater accomplishments will be made when the people of the
conuiiunity demonstrate their convictions in both word and actions. The
Enterprise will be happy to print your letter. While names must accom-
pany any cornstpondance they will be held from publication if desired.
If such a unionization designed for the good of the most, were blocked
by self-centered thinkers, schoolboards, dictatorial powers, or what then
the thinking people must rise In unison to remove those ‘‘objects”. The
time for action Is not far removed.
With both high schools in need of
re|>uir the time to act will I m * before such repairs are made and the money
drop|M-d down the proverbial “sink hole”.
It is not too miM'h to think of a new, modern union high school ready
for occupancy next fall. It is time to think and time to plan.
Did You Know It's Possible?
l>id you know It would I m * possible to improve the mall service in
Mill City? By that we do not mean an Improvement upon any of the
personnel in the lo<'al ¡Mwtal service.
Most people realize however, that the bulk of the R.F.D. Is in or
near Mill City. Yet this route is handled through the Lyons post office.
An R.F.D. out of Mill City would Improve service for the ¡M*ople In this
While house to hous<* delivery has seemed to be only wishful thinking,
government postal regulations state:
“Village delivery service may I m * established at any village or
town having postal receipts of $5,000 or more for the preceding fiscal
year and having a population of 1,500 or more residing In territory
possessing good continuous sidewalks. Improved streets, house numbers,
street lights and signs, and mall rroeptaclen or door slots. The ter
ritory must also be 50 |M*rcent Improved with houses.”
The continuous sidewalks are related to mean at least nine continuous
bl<M-ks of sidewalk. In this event it would be possible for Mill City to
have delivery mail service. That is, they could have the ne<*essary |M>stal
improvements if they wanted them luidly enough. Simply speaking, if the
Second Postmaster General Washington, D.C., received enough requests
from th«* residents of this area we would stand an excellent chance of
recognition. Yea It Is possible, how about It ?
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The story, as he got it from the
mother, was that the girl and her
brother, aged 7,
had gotten into the
loft of an abandoned
barn and, when a
rotted plank gave
way, she had fall «*
en, broken her leg
and ripped her
thigh on a piece
of rusty farm ma-
As the doctor was
cauterizing the cut
and setting the leg, the boy—his
name was Pete—kept watching
from the doorway with worried in
“Is Molly going to be all right?"
he asked when the splints were
"She's lost a lot of blood,” said
the doctor, "but if she gets past
the crisis tonight, everything will
“What’s a crisis?"
“It’s—well, I guess it’s the time
when a person is sickest.”
"When people lose a lot of blood,
do they die?”
"Sometimes. You see, the heart
needs a certain amount to keep
going. In a way, it'a like the motor
of a car—it stops running If it
doesn’t get gasoline.”
“I see,” said Pete.
• • •
LATER THAT NIGHT, the little
girl's pulse began to slow up.
"I’m afraid your daughter needs
an immediate transfusion,” the doc
tor told the father, "but there's a
complication. She has an unusual
type of blood, and I doubt whether
the blood bank In Bangor has it in
"Her brother has the same type,"
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Dryden moved
to Bend this week where he has
employment with James Healy.
Mr. and Mrs. Orville Nygaard
met with an accident Friday even
ing this side of Klamath Falls and
the car was so badly damaged when
they collided with another car that
| they had to return home.
Mrs. Eva Wise went to Portland
over the weekend. She will attend
the Christian Womens Fellowship
convention where she will hear
speakers of national importance.
The Womens Civic Club will hold
their regular meeting at the home
of Mrs. S. T. Moore on Wednesday
evening February 22 at 8 o’clock.
Dinner guests on Sunday at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Hanlld
Champion were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred
Stahlman, Gale Dorothy of Mill City
and Emmett Dorothy of Springfield,
Bob Raniage of Salem was also a
visitor during the day.
On Tuesday evening at 8 pjn.
there will be an important meeting
I of the Santiam Fraternal Order of
• Eagles at the Women's Auxiliary
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said the father. "I know, because
the pediatrician who examined the
kids last year told me so . . . .”
Pete looked startled a minute
later when hit dad asked him if
he would give up a cup of blood
to help hit titter get well.
"How can I?" the boy asked.
“The doctor does it with a little
"Can I think about it?"
“Sure,” said the father, "but don’t
take too long.”
Pete went to his room, and his
parents heard him close the door.
Five minutes later, he was back,
looking very earnest. "All right,”
• • •
WHEN IT WAS over, the doctor
bandaged the boy’s arm and told
him to lie down and take it easy.
But instead, the kid went out on the
porch and, when his father found
him there at midnight, his face was
white and his fingers were clenched.
"What’s the matter, Pete?”
"Oh, nothing,” said the boy.
"Look here,” said his father.
"There’s something going on in that
head of yours. What Is it?”
"1 uas wondering how long it
"How long will what take?"
"How long it will take me to
"To do what?"
"To die," repeated the boy. "Ift
like the doctor laid—when there
iin’t enough blood, the motor
"I see," said the father. "When
you gave your sister a cup of blood,
you figured you were going to die
"Sure,” said Pete. "That’s why
I wanted to think it over.”
hall at the C.C.C. Camp. Refresh,
menes will be served. On Wednes.
day evening the 22 of February,
the womens auxiliary will have a
business meeting at the same loca
tion. All members are urged to at
The church board of the Detroit,
Christian church this week elected
three new committees with chairman
as follows: Mrs. Raymond Sophy,
SALMON 1TNK, No. 1
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How to Get
That Homework Done
Miss Gilbert, our grammar school
principal, spoke the other night at
the regular Parent-Teachers’ meet
ing, on getting children to do their
homework when they want to listen
to the radio.
“We musn’t give them a flat
‘no’,” Miss Gilbert said. “If we
adults really believe in tolerance
and moderation, we should instill
these qualities in our children.
Listening to the radio is fine—in
moderation— as long as homework
gets done, too.”
From where I sit, the lady was
dead-right. This radio vs. home-
work problem is a wonderful way
to see to it that our youngsters ac
quire the sensible moderate habits
they’ll need later on.
I’ve never believed in hard and
fast rules — except where abso
lutely necessary. Let the other fel
low do as he likes, as long as
he's temperate and tolerant. Guess
that's why I’ve never felt we should
quarrel with the fellow who is par
tial to a glass of beer—the “Bever
age of Moderation.”
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chairman church benefit; Mrs. Dale
Palmer, chairman, social activities;
I anr Mrs. Eva Wise, chairman of
Francis Stout had the misfortune
to break his right ankle when he
stepped in a hole Saturday evening.
Dr. W. C. Willcut set the bone and
put it in a cast.
Mrs. H. L. Chrisman returned
Saturday evening by bus from Port
land where she had spent several
days at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. I. J. Walker Jr. She also got
to visit with her daughters Jean and
Barbara, and son John.
Roy Newport drove over Sunday
from his ranch at Culver to look
j after business interests here for a
Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Dickie, Mr. and
Mrs. Wilbur Harlam and Mrs. G. H.
! Dickie spent the weekend at the
I coast reporting lovely weather and
flowers blooming there.
Emmett Dorothy and Curly Trask
who are now employed with Michael
Baker at Springfield visited in De
troit over the weekend.
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