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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (May 18, 1950)
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ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY’ TO THE HEART OF NATI’RE’S EMPIRE
MILL CITY. OREGON, THl RSDAY, MAY 1«. 1950
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Polls Open Friday
On Standard Time
Dr. G. Herbert Smith, president
of Willamette university, will give
the commencement address at Mill
City high school May 25th.
Dr. Smith is also a member of the
Board of Directors of the Association
of American Colleges and is national
head of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
He has been at Willamette since
Last year he received the
national interfraternity conference
award for "service to youth”.
Fire Season May 15
The 1950 fire season will begin on
May 15. During the period of each
year between May 15 and December
31, which is known as the closed sea
son, it Is unlawful for anyone to set
on fire, or cause to be set on fire, any
forest land, grass, grain or stubble,
on his own land or the land of another
without first securing a burning per
mit from the wardens, rangers, or fire
chiefs in the area where the burning
is to be done, according to Mel Craw
ford, District Warden of the Linn
County Fire Patrol association. Any
warden o r other forest officer
has the right to refuse, revoke, or
postpone a permit when necessary to
prevent danger to life or property.
Any fires burning in the forest area
now must be covered under permit or
extinguished on or before May 15.
No forest fires have occured in the
Linn Fire Patrol area this year be
cause of wet weather, but a few hot
and dry days will dry out the forest
rapidly and a small uncontrolled fire
could easily spread into dry forest
debris warns 'Warden Crawford.
All logging operators are required
to have their fire fighting equipment
in their operating areas by May 15.
Fire Inspectors, Elmer Taylor, Elmer
Ayets, and Lawrence Williams, fire
inspectors for the Linn Fire Patrol
area, are W i .-'king the,»' pre-«en-
son inspections and will soon be
around to check the fire fighting
Operators not having
their equipment in place by the 15th
are subject to the penalties of the law
and are apt to be shut down until the
equipment is on hand.
Fire wardens of the Linn Fire Patrol
are being placed at their field stations,
and, as the forest becomes drier and
more hazardous, the fire lookouts will
be sent to their summer stations.
Maintenance crews are busy» opening
up roads and trails and are putting up
telephone lines broken down by severe
Persons living in or near the forest
areas who wish to bum brush, slash
ings, or other forest debris should do
so as soon as the material is burnable
to avoid getting into hot, dry. and
windy weather, states Warden Craw
Burning permits for the Linn Fire
Patrol area may be obtained from the
following wardens: Byron Bates,
warden for the Mill City area, located
at the Gates Guard Station; Raymond
Trenholm, warden for the Lacomb
section, located at the Crabtree Guard
Station; Elton Brutscher. Forest Dis
patcher. located at the main office of
the Linn County Fire Patrol at Sweet
Logging operators are urged to
check their cutting areas for
smouldering fires which might have
been left from warming fires earlier
m the season. Any one observing
fires which they believe to be unat
tended or uncontrolled should report
them immediately to the nearest fire
warden or to the Linn County Fire
Patrol office at Sweet Home For
reporting forest fires to the Sweet
Home office, phone collect 731.
Detroit Woiran Is Hero
Detroit citizens were alarmed this
week when a woman and a four year
old child were attacked and bitten by
two vicious dogs.
Mrs Virginia Nichols and four year
old Roger Brittan were picking
flowers along the river when they
were attacked by the dogs with out
warning. Mrs Nochols was able to
fight the dogs off with a club and
managed to keep the child from be-
When help arrived from nearby
neighbors she was taken at once to a
physician who pronounced her suffer
ing from severe shock and deep lac
erations on the legs and abdomen
Salem Caravan to Pass Through
Canyon Towns This Sunday
Voting polls for the May 19 prim
aries will open at 8:00 a m. standard
time, officials announced today, and
will close at 8:00 p.m.
Polling on the Marion county side
of Mill City will be located in the
Dawes building and Linn county's
location will be in the Presbyterian
church recreation room.
Dignataries from all high govern
ment offices have encouraged reg
istered voters to fulfill their obliga
tion to their nation, and state in Fri
days balloting by making sure they
have marked their ballots.
Election committees for both day
and night counting have been signed
and an unusually heavy vote is ex
The Santiam highway is slated to
be a busy thoroughfare this Sunday
when from 1,500 to 2.000 Salem
Cherrians and friends will caravan
through the city on their way to an
inspection tour of the Detroit dam
Guest of honor in the great cara
van will be the Cherrian Queen and
her royal court. Governor McKay,
Senator Morse and Charles Sprague
will join with army engineer officials
in addressing the throng.
The information booth sponsored
by the Mill City chamber of com
merce is rapidly nearing completion
and will offer its services to Sun
day's crowd. The humanitarian serv-
With Detroit Arson
A district court warrant charging
Ausgust William Niemeyer, 45, De
troit, with first degree arson was
signed Monday after he had admitted
in court that he had set fire to a
Detroit dormitory last February 2.
Niemeyer, appearing as a material
witness against Carrie and Vernon
Franse, told the court that he set the
blaze which destroyed the building
after being approached on the subject
Mr. and Mrs. Franse. both of Idan
ha, were listed as owners of the
building which had been altered to
form a dormitory for men employed
on the Detroit dam project.
Both were bound over to the grand
jury Monday after the preliminary
In a setting of palm trees and ,the only cause for complaint arises,
examination. Mrs. Franse was free
on $2.000 bail and her husband was tropic breezes. Mr. and Mrs. William according to the Hutchesons.
"These brisk trade winds,” they
being held in lieu of $2.000 bail. They R. Hutcheson of Mill City led the
are charged with attenpting to pro ’ Contra Costa Posse Lei Day parade explained, "make it pretty hard to
held last week in Honolulu, T H.
1 carry the flags . . .
cure the burning of a building.
The Hutchesons are the only non
Otherwise they say, their Hawaiian
Marion County Sheriff Denver
Young said Monday that a warrant Californians of the 226 member tour. j vacation has been unequalled—even
had been issued for Niemeyer and The parade began in the morning by a vacation in Florida.
that he would be arraigned in district hours when the visiting horsemen and Wat Dead Honored
uu;t today. Nl< n<._> ir, a naturalized women, garbed in colorful western
In a solemn ride from Iolani palace
citizen and a machinist, claimed he clothes, rode from Iolani palace to to the National Memorial Cemetery
had been offered $400 by Franse to the city hall.
There they lined up for pictures. of the Pacific the posse members
burn the building. Sheriff Young said.
carnation leis were put on each participated in a salute to the war
Another Detroit man, also held as
heroes buried there. A wreath was
a material witness, testified that he horse by R. C. Stanton, represent placed by the cemetery flagpole.
had been approached by Mrs. Franse
Civic and government dignitaries
other civic organizations.
about firing the building.
The riders then made a loop participated.
through the city hall driveway to
Mr. Hutcheson is in the real estate
salute Honolulu's mayor and then and furniture business in Mill City
proceeded on to Ala Moana park and Gates.
There the riders dismounted and
their horses were on display.
Police estimated 10.000 to 12.000 Service Station Fire
The second annual Variety show
given by the Gates high school is to ' spectators lined the parade route to
A blaze believed to have started
be held tomorrow night. May 19 in witness the Lei Day parade.
from an oil stove left Cy’s Service
the Gates gym at 8 p.m.
Station a gutted shell in a fire Wed
The program has a dual purpose.
As honored guest riding at the nesday evening.
First, to give cross sectional exhibi head of the parade of mounted Cali
The highly inflammable materials
tions of the year's physical education fornians, the two Oregonians wore were blamed for the rapid spread of
program and of other departments; the wine and gold colors of the Red the flames and the difficulty in
secondly, to raise money to buy an mond, Ore., Saddle club. The Hutch bringing them under control.
The Mill City fire department
electric score board for the gym esons are now members of the Riders
of the Santiam, Mill City’s Saddle responded to the call and in routine
In general the program consists of club.
style brought the blaze under control
folk dances, skit, style show, sing
Mr. Hutcheson carried the U. S. as soon as possible. The station
ing. specialty dances, group games, flag; Mrs. Hutcheson carried the flag w’hich had recently added a service
table tumbling, horizontal bar, paral of their riding club. It was here that addition was declared a total loss.
lel bar and tumbling.
There is no admission charge, but
those interested and willing to do
nate will have the opportunity. A
large crowd is expected to attend.
Open house will be held between
Hal Boyle, roving columnist for Here's how the salty Salem editor
7 p m. and 8 p.m. in the high school
the Associated Press, found some ex plains it:
building where exhibits of various
"Any tins' you ghr the public
interesting material In the Pacific
kinds will be on display.
the truth as you see It—well. It
He did a cute little piece about pays. Any time you put the truth
'Gallopin' Gertie,’ otherwise known up to them, and explain It so they
as the Tacoma Narrows bridge; can understand it. they will sup
port you—so long as they feel
another gem about the smooching
that you really stand for better
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs.
government. You don't have to
ton; and still another about the
Gates PT A 1st Thursday 8 p.m
worry about boycotts or lils l suits.
Valsetz swamp frogs that keep
"My philosophy Is to expose
lumber workers awake nights.
everything cr<s>ked and to support
Finally Boyle got around to anything that Is sincere and right.
Lyons TWA meeting 2nd Friday.
George Putnam, the ‘tartly genial’
It doesn't make any difference
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday
editor-publisher of the Salem Capi whom It affects—even if it Is my
tal Journal. Putman Is now 75. best friends. I don't care about
Legion Dance at Legion hall
but still as independent as a hog on that.”
Ice. He brags that his paper ha*
Santiam Riders Dance
Putnam who rememhrrs way
had more libel suits and been boy hack whoa he had to par k a fdstol
cotted more often than any other to prevent unhappy readers from
Lions club meeting.
tossing brass knuckles Into his
A.F. 4 AM. No. 180 stated meet
As Boyle puts It, "the principle face says:
ing third Monday
"You always have to fight for
of keeping himself free to tell
Boy Scouts 7:30
everybody to go to hell Is very Im real law enforcement—any editor
Any fight for liberty Is
portant to Putnam.”
Women’s club 8 pm. 1st, 3rd Tues
Putnam's philosophy Is very sim eternal.”
Santiam Eagles auxiliary 8 pm
ple. And it works. The < apital
Senior Scouts 7:30 pm.
"The paper that has no enemies
Journal has one of the nicest little
newspaper plants In the country has no friends.''
Wish we had thought of that
Lions club auxiliary 8:30. 4th Wed.
and its circulation has gone from
'«*»« to 18.00« in the past SO years. first1—From the Oregon Journal.
Santiam Rebekah 166 1st and 3rd
Wed at 8 pm
Hutchesons Lead Honoiuiu Lei Day Parade
As Only Representatives From Oregon
Second Annual Variety
Show at Gates School
If No Enemies, No Friends
Primary Election May 19—Polls Open
| ice will be sure to add to the can
yon's good will policy.
members will take their turn in serv
ing the public through the booth.
Work was also advancing in erecting
the large sign of welcome at the west
approach of Mill City and placing
banners across Mill Cit-
welcome the travelers as they travel
| through our city.
Others To Attend
In view of the special speakers
many others were expected to join
the great caravan to take advantage
of the explanation of the huge proj-
Many canyon residents have
already expressed their desire of at-
j tending with the group.
Salem chamber of commerce mem-
' bers issued a "get ready” statement
I to all eating establishments.
Mill City chamber joined in the sentl-
| ment and have alerted all restaurants
I to be well stocked with supplies for
' the hungry travelers.
’ influx of trade is expected later in
the afternoon, probably when the
I tourists are making the return trip.
Bob Veness, Mill City chamber of
I commerce president urged all cham-
i ber members to be on hand and wish
| everyone a cordial welcome and to
be ready an helpful to those wishing
to local friends they may wish to
call on during their visit in the
Ranger S. T. Moore, U. S. Forest
Service, Detroit, Oregon, announces
the opening of the Breitenbush road
to traffic effective Monday, May 15.
The Forest Service road crews is now
completing the construction of the
lower 3< of a mile of the road re
located above the flow line of the
. lake which will be formed by the
'Detroit dam. With minor mainte-
' nance to remove winter damage the
road will then be in good condition
for the heavy logging and recreation
traffic expected this season. Due to
I logging traffic and a reduced road
I wijth, the Breitenbush road, east
from the Hot Springs to Breitenbush
Lake, will be closed to all recreation
travel for the 1950 season.
Under the leadership of the newly
An estimated 46 million board feet elected president, Mrs. Edward
of National Forest Timber will be Change, the Gates Woman’s club
removed over the Breitenbush Road started a fund raising campaign that
this summer by five different opera has known no equal.
tors. Nygaard Logging Co. will be
With the belief that the people will
gin hauling May 15 from the Fox support an organization that believes
Creek area. Thompson-Hendrickson in doing things the Gates women will
Logging Co., Idanha Lumber Co., start the special emphasis drive with
Pamelia Lumber Co., and Mar-Linn a turkey ti nner Saturday evening.
Timber Corporation will begin haul May 20, from 6:30 o’clock on, in the
ing operations May 22. It is expected Gates high school recreation room.
that some 140 truck loads of logs will
The volunteer fireman will sell re
go out over this road daily during the freshments later in the evening at a
peak of operations. The removal of
dance to be given in the school gym.
this volume of timber from the Breit
Sunday morning, May 28, the club
enbush area is necessary to construct
will hold a cooked food sale
the Bonneville Power Administra
tion's Detroit-Maupin Transmission. at the Gates General store begining
All those who expect to use this at 10:30 a.m. The club will also spon
j road during the summer vacation sor a concert to be given by the San
months are requested to exercise ex tiam Choral club, of Stayton, Thurs
treme caution in driving and to ob- ' day evening. June 8, in the Gates high
serve with care all road warning school auditorium. Refreshments will
signs Fishermen should refrain from I be served at the close of the program.
parking cars near the traveled por- ( The profit from the concert will be
tion of the road.
Since highly in added to the fireplace fund for the
flammable slash is lying alongside | club house.
the road further care should be taken Thursday meeting followed a 1:00
not to throw lighted material from o'clock dessert luncheon in the high
school recreation room.
With the close co-operation of
everyone traveling this road, acci-1
dents and fires can surely be avoided ,
Effective May 15, permits must be '
obtained from the Detroit Ranger '
Station by anyone wishing to set fire '
in the Detroit-Idanha area
With the approach of summer
weather and dusty streets, Mill City
Mil l, (in MAN ill III ON
officials began action this week to
JOB AT MYRTLE ( REEK
alleviate temporarily the dust prob
John A. Feeley, a construction lem and furthered work to improve
worker from Mill City, was hospital the city.
ized In Eugene Tuesday with injuries
A street oiling program is under
incurred on a job at Myrtle Creek.
discussion and will probably be
Attendants at Sacred Heart hospi started as soon as weather permits.
tal said Feeley was in "fair” condi The oiling program is not to be con
tion early this morning. He incurred fused with a permanent paving pro
leg and internal injuries.
Details of the accident were not
An oil company offer would sell
available Tuesday night. Feeley is 10,000 gallons of oil at between 2 and
employed by the Kuckenberg Con 4 cents. The cost for all of the city
struction company of Canyonville
streets would cost in the neighbor
His wife and four children reside In hood of $650 and would last approx
Mill City where she is a school imately 4 months.
teacher at the local grade school
The convenience of the anti-dust
The family has resided in Mill City project was believed of far greater
for several years.
value to the city's residents. The
possibility of contracting the work to
BA( KSTOP TOPPI.ES ON GIRL
a road oiling company was also
While attending the track meet on under consideration.
Friday afternoon Shirley Jean Cree
was the victim of the backstop as it SCHOOL BONO IMBUE
MUST BE IN IJMITS
Shirley is the daughter of Mr. and
A school district has no authority
Mrs Paul Cree and was not seriously to spend more for a building than the
injured. She is in the seventh grade voters authorized in a special bond
issue, Attorney General George Neu
ner ruled Monday
WE SEE BY THE ADS:
He ruled that the directors 01 Wal
Dresses at $10 00
lowa County School District No. 21
Motorcycle at $195 00
acted illegally when they approved
Canned Tomatoes. 2 <4 size, 19c.
the spending of $13,000 for housing
Fishing poles at $3 95
facilities for teachers. The voters
Paint $4 95 gallon
had approved a $10,000 bond issue for
this purpose. The Statesman
Gates Womans Club
Plans Fund Campaign
Oiling Project For