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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (June 15, 1950)
Roy R. Hewitt
One of Oregon’s most talented pub
lic speakers will address a gathering
at the Mill City theatre tonight at
9 o’clock p.m. (daylight saving time).
T he MILL CITY
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATURE’S EMPIRE
MILL CITY. OREGON, THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1950
Vot VI—No. 24
In Two Weeks
ROY R. HEWITT
Roy R. Hewitt, Salem attorney and
Democratic . nominee for congress
from the first Oregon district, will
speak on the subject of “Community
Problems”. He is being brought to
Mill City by the newly-formed Citi
There will be only one showing
of the movie "Twelve o’clock High”
at the theatre tonight beginning at
7 p.m. Mr. Hewitt will speak after
The veteran attorney will speak
from a lifetime of experience in deal
ing with public problems. An attor
ney for more than 40 years, he was
a lecturer on jurisprudence at Clark
College, assistant and associate pro
fessor of political science at Oregon
State College for seven years, and
Dean of Willamette University col
lege of law five years.
Hewitt is co-author of an outline
on Oregon government. For many
years, he wrote a column on social
and political subjects.
Although a native of Oregon, Hew
itt has traveled widely.
studied under Mahatma Ghandi in
India and under China’s Mandarin
Holder of an honorable discharge
from the army, Hewitt was engaged
in social and morale work with the
army overseas during the first World
An active organizer of political,
economic and social groups, his inter
ests in government begin at the local
level «ad work upward to an intense
concern over world affairs. He is
an advocate of a policy that would
secure permanent peace by strength
ening the United Nations, until it be
comes, or there has been built a
World Union, with legislative, judi
cial and executive powers for the en
forcement of peace.
Policies on the domestic front ad
vocated by Hewitt include repeal of
the Taft-Hartley act. He favors a
permanent plan for the support of
farm prices and the securing to farm
ers of equality in purchasing power.
Regionally, he supports a Columbia
Valley Administration. His program
for Oregon includes the state’s gain
ing its share of wealth-producing na
tional appropriations to the end that
every harbor, river, and irrigation
and drainage district may be opened
and every possible dam built.
Hewitt has been praised for his use
of illustrative stories from everyday
life to emphasize his main points.
He will speak in Mill City on his
return trip from the State Grange
convention in Ontario.
Sponsored by the American Legion,
a bloodmobile will be in Mill City
two weeks from today to receive
blood donations from residents of
Donors are asked to be at the
Presbyterian Recreation room be
tween 4 and 8 p.m. on Thursday,
June 29. Refreshments furnished by
the Red Cross will be served by the
American Legion Auxiliary.
Volunteer donors may sign pledge
cards with Chief J. T. King or with
Mrs. Jack Colburn at Wood’s store
in Mill City.
Three needs are cited by the Red
Cross during the current drive for
blood donations. One million pints
would be needed if an atomic bomb
were dropped on an American city.
Blood plasma is a powerful thera
peutic agent for use by doctors in
saving human lives. In the battle
against the ravages of measles, jaun
dice and scarlet fever which threaten
the lives of little children, blood is a
The following have signed Donor
From Gates — Bill J. Ader, Mrs.
Arthur Cox, Alfred C. Ettlin, Mary J.
Haun, Lola Henness, Billy B. Moore,
P. L. Mulligan. Ruth M. Philbrick,
C. O. Redmond, Inez B. Redmond,
Lloyd Shackelford, M. C. Shumaker,
and Mary Walker.
From Lyons —■ C. W. Catherwood,
J. E. Clark, Mrs. G. S. Crowell,
Eugene M. Miller Jr., Dorothy Nye,
Ervin S. Peterson, and Mary Ella
From Mill City—Elmer O. Angle
sey, Mrs. A. E. Armstrong Jr., Mrs.
C. J. Bacon, Elmer Barney, Julia
Bassett, Lewis F Beers. Frank Bla
zek. Jessie Bodeker, Eddie Brand,
Karen Briggs, W. H. Burlingame,
David E. Carter, R. W. Carter, Wayne
Chamberlain, Betty Christensen, Mary
E. Clark, Jack D. Colburn, Kathryn
Colburn. Earl L. Cox, Rosa Daly,
H. F. Dean, George R. Ditter, Bar
bara Enlow, Mrs. D. J. Ferguson,
Curtis Floyd. Walter Gregory. Clyde
L. Hathaway, Inez M. Haun, Mrs. R.
L. Heacox, Cecil Hendershott, and
John B. Herron, Mrs. J. O. Herron.
Dolores Hollingsworth, Alice Hoeye.
C. L. Hopkins, Telmar G. Iverson.
Dean W. Jackson. Don Jenkins, Nor
man C. Jensen, Merle Johnson, Be
atrice Jones. A. A. Kallio, C. W. Kan
gas. R F Kelly, Ruth Kerr. T. A (
Kimery. L. A. Knowles, Otto J.
Koencke. George Laird, R C. Lake.
Annie Lee, Leo Lemke, Billy B. Mc
Ghee. K. W Martig, Mrs Wilbur
Mienert, Frances Merrill, Frank V.
Merrill, John A. Muir, D. J. Nelson.
Mrs. D. J. Nelson, Don Nelson, Vera
Nelson, and Mrs Frank Nist.
Glessner J. Parks. Barbara R Pen
nick. W. M. Pennick, Ledora Pinks
ton. Chas. J. Porter, Mrs. Chas J.
Porter. Ernest Ragsdale, W. S Re
mine. Mrs. W. S. Remine. Alice I.
Roberts. B. A. Roy, Henry Schick.
Fred Schmick, Verne Shaw. Bertha
Shepherd. Margaret R Siler. Jessie
Slater, Joe D. Slater. Aline Steffy,
Wm R. Stewart. R L. Stiffler. Frank
R. Stovall, Robert S. Sullivan. Lettie
A Swan. A Toman. Clyde Wells,
Edrie A. Wells, and Mack Williams.
Mill City Entrance
James Cooke, student at the Uni To Be Brighter
versity of Southern California, re
turned this week from the southland
for a few days visit with his parents
in Mill City.
A member of the NROTC, Jim will
be leaving soon on a six-week’s
cruise to Hawaii.
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs.
Gates PT A 1st Thursday 8 p.m.
Lyons IWA meeting 2nd Friday
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday
Santiam Riders Dance.
Lions club meeting.
A F. & A.M. No. 180 stated meet
ing third Monday.
Boy Scouts 7:30
Women’s club 8 p.m. 1st, 3rd Tues
Santiam Eagles auxiliary 8 pm.
Senior Scouts 7:30 p.m.
Lions club auxiliary 8 30. 4th Wed.
Santiam Rebekah IM -1st and 3rd
Wed. at 8 p.m.
Altar Society meets 2nd Wed.
DITTE« >1 I
Members of the Mill City chamber
of commerce will be looking today
for a brighter entrance into town
from the Salem side following Tues
day night’s spirited meeting at Epps
Four healthy-looking members of
the chamber decided to take matters
into their own eight strong hands at
the Tuesday meeting and were to
gather at the city limits to erect the
sign yesterday evening. The sign
has been at the site for some time,
but the finishing touches have re
The chamber also voted to enter
its own candidate for queen of the
mid-July air show. Plans for the
erection of banners over the highway
to publicize the air show were also
When the inspection caravan ar
rives at Detroit Dam, a week from
Saturday, they will be greeted by a
Mill City chamber of commerce dele
gation under plans discussed by the
A discussion of Mill City's relation
ship with other Canyon communities
brought out the sentiment that co
operation between the communities
is essential for the mutual benefit of
all A motion to furnish leaflets to
members of the caravan at Detroit
Dam was also approved. About 20
members of the chamber attended the
$2.50 a Year, 5c a Copy
School Election Monday
Jensen Backed for Post
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New Editor Named
With this issue we wish to in
troduce James Smith, who is tak
ing over duties of editor and re-
portorial work for the Enterprise.
Mr. Smith is a graduate of the
University of Washington school
of journalism and we feel sure that
he will fill a very urgent need
in the Enterprise's staff. He comes
to us very highly recommended by
the school’s professors.
Jim's parents live in Chehalis.
Wash., where he graduated from
Jim served over four years in the
armed forces with almost a year
overseas in Germany. He was hon
orably discharged in February 1946.
Bus Runs Added
To Bend, Salem
An additional bus leaves Mill City
daily for Salem under revised sched
ule which has been affective since
Mill City travelers to Bend also
have an extra bus daily.
The new run to Salem leaves Mill
City at 10:20 am. every day. The
additional bus to Bend leaves Mill
City at 10:49 am.
Buses for Salem now leave Mill City
at 5:10 p.m. and 7:25 am. daily in
, addition to ’he new run. and at 12:33
I am., 1:03 am., 8:33 am., 3:15 pm.,
4:33 pm., and 5.07 pm?*àaily except
Sundays and holidays. Bend-bound
LUELLA MASON BACKED
buses now leave twice daily, with a
BY LIONS IN CONTEST
departure from Mill City at 4 20 p.m.
Mill City Lions announced yester in addition to the new morning time.
Under the current schedule the
day that they will sponsor Luella
Mason in the competition for queen 10:49 a.m. bus to Bend makes con
nections at Detroit for Breitenbush.
I of the mid-July air show.
By last night contestants had been Those leaving Breitenbush tor Salem
entered by four Mill City organiza- leave Breitenbush at 1:20 p.m. and
The American Legion and ■ make connections with the bus arrtv-
auxiliary, the Mill City high school, i ing in Mill City at 3 p.m. Breiten-
i the Chamber of Commerce and the I bush buses operate daily except Sun
Lions club have entered candidates. days and holidays.
Bus stop for Mill City is Stewart’s
Grocery, Linn county side.
CHAMBER TO SPONSOR JANE
Can You Vote?
Contrary to certain reports cir
culating in this community, prop
erty ownership is NOT a qualifica
tion for voting in Oregon school
Under the provisions of section
6 of article \ III of the state consti-
tuUoa, as amended in 1948, the
foilawing are the only qualifications
for voting In a school district elec
1. Must be a duly registered
2. Must be a resident of the
school district for six months pre
ceding the election.
3. Must be able to read and write
the English language.
The above restrictions are the
only restrictions on voting in such
That means that if you meet the
above reguirements and live in
school district 129-J, you can vote
in next Monday’s election. You can
also vote at the June 30 meeting.
You can vote for or against direc
tors when elections are called. You
ran vote for or against the school
district budget. You can vote on
bond issues for any purpose. In
fact as a qualified voter, you can
vote In any school election of what
Remember, Monday. June 19, is
the date. The hour is eight p.m.
daylight saving time. The place,
the Mill City high school. As an
eligible voter interested in the pro-
per conduct of school affairs, yon
should be there.
To Be Selected
The annual Santiam Bean Festival
is scheduled for July 19. 20. 21. and
22nd to be held in Stayton according
to Lindsey Wright, chairman of the
The crowning of "Jack of the Bean-
Stalk" will be conducted on the first
night of the festival.
are being received from boys 6 - 9
years of age for thia honor. The
contestants will sell chances on such
prizes as deep freeze, dryer, washer,
and many others in order to secure
votes for themselves.
The boy winning the title of ’’Jack’’
will be awarded a bicycle and there
will also be awards for the next six
highest contestants These boys will
advertise the Bean Festival by ap
pearing in parades in other commu
This yearly tribute to one of Ore
gon's greatest industries has received
nation - wide publicity and many
events are planned to make the Fes
tival this year an outstanding Oregon
Air Show Queen
Citizen s League
To War Veteran
Citizens of school district 129-J will
elect a member to their school board
at the annual school meeting In the
Mill City high school Monday night.
Meeting time is 8 p.m., Pacific Day
light Saving Time.
The election is the first since school
matters boiled to a head with start
ling disclosures concerning the con
duct of school affairs several weeks
Norman Jensen, sponsored by the
newly-formed Citizens’ League, Is
the only candidate publicly an
nounced for the position. Jensen,
a veteran of World War II, was
selected by the league last week as
a man with a reputation for fair
ness during PT A Investigations Into
school problems. He has also been
active in work with the Explorer
Members of the present school
board have been under the firs of
severe criticism for tactics used in
the sale of school property.
criticism has come from their handl
ing of the school building program.
Last month the school board and
its clerk were ordered to appear In
court to answer a civil suit growing
out of the sale of certain property to
the Presbyterian church. The prop
erty was later transferred to R. S.
Corbin and Clara B. Corbin.
Another charge in the suit, being
handled by Salem attorney Roy R.
Hewitt, named certain irregularities
in the financing of the elementary
school building project.
Progress of the suit toward the
Linn county district court calendar
has been baited during the absence
from Salem of the defei Jant7 attor
ney, Bruce Spaulding.
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ANOTHER SCHOOL VOTE
TO BE TAKEN MONDAY
At the same time Mill City voters
will be choosing their new school
board member, voters of a larger
PETERSON FOR AIR QUEEN
area including the IJnn county por
tion of the Mill City district will vote
The Mill City Chamber of Com-
on their member on the Linn County
, merce committee to select the cham
Rural School Board.
ber’s candidate for air queen last night
The vote for this office will be
selected Jane Peterson. Jane is 16
taken at the high school at the time
years of age and a sophomore last
| of th«1 other election. Incumbent L.
year. She is the daughter of Mr. and
Record-breaking crowds are ex IO. Gorman of Crabtree, who repre-
Mrs. Don Peterson.
Jane becomes the fourth girl to be pected to attend Salem’s Pageant of , sents this area (zone 2) on the county
sponsored in Mill City. The winner I Progress Thursday, Friday and Sat I board, is the only candidate to have
of the Mill City competition will be urday,according to Sidney Stevens, I filed for the office.
entered in a contest with princesses president of the Cherryland Festival
from other Canyon communities. Association. The Pageant with two
The winning princess will become parades, a drill-team contest, the
Cheri-yland Festival dance and the
Queen’s Ball, forms the program for
SUNNIE HOI FMAN SPONSORED the Capital City's annual Cherry
BY LEGION AND AUXIIJAKY
Planned along lines similar to the
Plans for the annual inspection trip
Miss Mary Jane (Sunnie) Hoffman
has been selected to represent the centennial celebration in 1940, direc of the Willamette Valley Basin pro
ject were announced last week by
American Legion and the Legion
Auxiliary as queen at the air show will be even more elaborate and spec Ivan E. Oakes, secretary of the Will
July 16. Sunnie, who is 18 years old tacular than the earlier program amette Basin commision.
The two-day tour will begin at
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Costuming for the cast of 2,000 and
P. Hoffman of Mill City. She is a lighting effects, including black light Detroit dam at 9:30 a m. June 24.
j graduate of the 1950 high school class will be flown here from Hollywood for At that time, Col. O. E. Walsh, divis
ion engineer for the United States
and was active in the GAA, Pep Club, the three-night performance.
Opening night ceremonies will see army engineers, will deliver the prici-
and took part in the senior class play,
pal speech of the tour Colonel Walsh,
was a majorette and was on the Tlm-
Nancy Miller, and the presentation formerly district engineer, has been
I berwolf annual staff.
of her court and escorts. Hundreds intimately connected with the plan
of Willamette Valley Boy Scouts, ning for the project.
Girl Scouts, Brownies, Cub Scouts,
Two other speakers will address the
; Camp Fire Girls, Sea Scouts and gathering at Detroit. Clarence C.
many military and patriotic color Davis, resident engineer at Detroit
guards will form the Queen’s honor dam, will tell of the progress of dam
guard during the program
Archie J. Suomela,
The Pageant, itself, has 17 scenes—
Installation of officers of the De each one paying tribute to a particu master fish warden, will explain the
troit Eagles lodge Santiam aerie 2745, lar event or era in Salem history. Marion Forks hatchery. The hatch
and its auxiliary, took place here Many of the scenes will feature dance ery was built by the government as
Sunday afternoon under the direction displays including the waltzes, square part of the Detroit dam project, and
tumid over to the state fish commis
of a team from the Salem lodge
dances, charleston, can-can, and other
Installed as president of the lodge «lances popular in the 1800's and early sion for operation.
Though those making the tour will
was Barney Oliver and vice president, 1900’s.
bring their own picnic lunch, coffee
Ernest T. Smith. Ed Debolt la the
will be served in the Marion Forks
forestry park adjacent to the hatch
Geraldine Howard was installed as
president of the auxiliary unit and
Following lunch the group will
Irene Stout vice-president.
The American Legion Auxiliary
Ingals is the past president
unit 159. are happy to report that the travel as caravan to Fem Rodge dam
Elwood <let man and Martha Ban sale of poppies, the first to be con At 4:30 p.m. they will view the
gatert. of the Salem lodge, directed ducted by this unit, was a complete Eugene Yacht club stage reces on the
(Cont in ued on Page 8)
installation ceremonies. A drill team success, with every poppy being sold,
of the Salem lodge performed under bringing a total of *220 23
the direction of S L Griffin and Ber
Mrs J. T. King, committee chair
WE BEE BY THE ADS:
man and members of the auxiliary
<•!*». frying plan, 50,.
Victor Withrow of 8alem spoke on wish to extend their thanks to all
lawions 3», doaen
the local lodge's future. Refresh members who partlicpated in the sale
Firewort« for sale June 29th.
ments were served to about 100 mem and to the people of Mill City and
Coffee 79c lb
Gates for their splendid co-operation.
In Salem Today
Caravan to Tour
Poppy Sale Big Success
Citizen’s League Town Hall Meeting Tonight at Mill City Theatre 9:00 p.m.