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Winner of the Mill City princess
contest w’ill be announced from the
ON' THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATURE'S EMPIRE
stage of the Mill City theatre tomor
row night about 9 p.m. according to
plans announced yesterday by Frank
Vol. VI—No. 26
MILE CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1950
$2.50 a Year, 5c a Copy
Hunter, member of the Chamber oi
Commerce air show committee.
The preliminary contest was to end
at midnight, tomorrow, but the dead
line may be advanced to 7:30 p.m. to
permit the winner to get an early
start selling tickets in the final con
It also has been decided that there
will be only one princess from Mill
The three lpsing contestants
will be eliminated with the announce
i__ rallied 88 strong
ment of the vote.
behind the drive for blood by showing
One princess has already been se [ up at the appearance of the blood-
lected. She is Joan Ryal of Gates, | mobile here Tuesday.
Three members of the Mill City
who will represent her community
Once again, Americans are paying reverent respect for their found-
Seventy-eight pints of blood were
chamber of commerce greeted the
in the inter-community competition collected in the drive sponsored by
ing fathers by celebrating the Fourth of July.
1950 caravan of the Willamette River
to furnish a queen for the air show, the American Legion and the Legion
For a number of days, citizens of Mill City have been startled out
Democratic candidates for high I Basin commission at Detroit last
Joan's selection was announced this Auxiliary.
stat« and national offices addressed Saturday.
of their britches by sudden firing« of fire crackers by the noise-loving
week by Frank Hunter.
The Portland regional blood center
the reorganizatlonal meeting of the
C. E. Coville, George Veteto and
Among the first ceremonies at the sent out the vehicle that made the
Marion County Democratic Central Frank Hunter passed out literature
Mill City air show, Sunday, July 16, collections.
|H-ndeni and of our nation's insistence on its Independence has long been ' committee in Salem last Thursday. on the dam, the canyon and the tour
will be the dedication of the airfield
Mrs. L. V. Benson^ Mrs. Charles D.
Austin to members of the caravan. The De
at 9:30 a.m., Byron Davis announced Food, Mrs. R. Hendricks and Mrs.
accepted as traditional.
Flegel promised 146 committeemen troit damsite was the start of the
Traditions are necessary for the survival of any society, but no
Conrad Paulson of the supervisory
and committeewomen he could be "a annual two-day tour which covered
Jack Bartlett, director of the Ore staff of volunteers from the Red
society can survive on tradition alone.
governor of whom you will not be principal features of the Willamette
gon State Board of Aeronautics, will Cross assisted local women in setting
Tradition give« a man a handy reference whenever he faces a new
river development project.
dedicate the field as "Davis Airport”. up operations here.
situation. It should be a reference only. It should show him the differ-
Howard Latourette, candidate for
Bartlett will also be master of cere
Flood conditions in the Portland
Following is a list of those who
ence, not lead him on In blind subservience.
the U. S. Senate, said Oregon needs
monies for the breakfast hop.
area prevented Col. O. E. Walsh,
contributed blood in the campaign:
As he surveys the new order If his old tactics will serve best, he
Another talented guest of the Mill
division engineer of the corps of
Mrs. Axel Anderson, Mrs. A. E.
speaking terms with the president.
should decide to use them. If tradition should be modified, he should
City air show will be Evelyn Whit Armstrong Jr., James Barton Jr.,
engineers, and Col. Donald S. Burns,
maker, informational representative, Julia Bassett, Thomas R. Beardslee,
district engineer of the corps of
■ from Oregon for 35 years."
We doubt that our founding fathers expected their posterity to be
engineers, from attending opening
publicity and promotion of the Oregon Lewis F. Beers, Catherine L. Blazek.
Flegel warned his fellow Democrats
State Board of Aeronautics. She will Frank Blazek, Jessie Bodeker, Eddie
weak-kneed folks who had all their thinking carved out for them. They | that elections “are not won by regis ceremonies at the damsite.
make a dead stick landing on the Brand, Ed Calkins, Wayne Chamber-
In their absence Marshall Dana,
left their Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution
tration figures." Walter Pearson, his
field. Witnesses on the ground will llain, Mrs. Allura Chance, Kenneth
editor of the Oregon Journal; Percy
not as the final word, but as a perpetual guide.
' opponent in the primary election, told
|C. Othus, special assistant to Colonel
also participate in an altitude guess- ■ chanre Betty Christensen and Kath-
1 the county committee he would sup-
ing game as her plane hovers over-1 ryn Colburn
Burns, and C. C. Davis, resident
| port Flegel 100 per cent. He also
engineer at Detroit Dam addressed
, . . .
Mary Jane Cox, Phyllis M. Cox,
ri/NTN Will Kii flrion TCI
l the group.
will be open to Mrs. Rosa Daly, Arthur L. Davis,
1 crats to the state legislature.
the public. Breakfast will be served George R. Ditter, Mrs. Arlene Down
Dana stressed the magnitude of the
On the local level, Luis Martine-
Detroit project by indicating there
to 11 a m. to the visiting pilots.
ing. Mrs. Barbara Enlow, Jack Enlow,
Lally was re-elected chairman of the
Last year more than 175 planes F. F. Faling, Charles Faris. C. H.
Mrs. Roy R will be enough water in the Detroit
reservoir to provide New York City
participated in the air show. An even Ferguson, Ida L. Fleetwood, Mary J.
Names of party precinct committe-
Hewitt was remained to the post of
larger number of planes is expected Haun, Ruby Herman, Alice Hoeye, men and committewomen were re
vice-chairman. P W. Hale is treas with water for 150 days at the rate
of a billion gallons a day.
Dolores C. Hollingworth and Dean leased last week by the Marion county
Voters of school district 129-J will urer. Mrs. Alvin Whitlaw of Salem 1 Othus pointed out the flood control
Riders of the Santiam will be pres W. Jackson.
elerk. Included in the list were:
hold their second election of the
features of the over-all Willamette
ent at the show to patrol the grounds
Precinct number 182, Mehama?
Mrs. H. E. Jeffries, Norman C.
the committee secretaiy.
and to keep order. The Mill City fire Jensen, Theodore J. Johnson, Alva Republicans, Luther Stout and Doro- month tomorrow when they consider
Andrew Burk, candidate for Ma project. When completed, the project
department will also be present.
will reduce flood damage in the val
J. Johnston. Lucille C. Jones. Mar- thy Draper; Democrats, Walter A
Election time is 8 p.m. daylight sav- : rion county commissioner, and Mrs. ley by about 85 percent, he estimated.
Jane Frances Peterson, the cham thetta Jones. Howard Kanoff. R. F. Bevier and Frances M. Randall.
Betty Templeton were elected alter
Davis, dealt with the power
ber’s contestant in the Mill City prin Kelly, Ruth Kerr. T. A. Kimery, Jim
Precinct number 184, Mill City: I Ten days ago in a record vote, Wll- nates to the state central committee.
cess contest, attended the Tuesday King, Otto J. Koeneke, Cecil Lake,
Congressional committeemen and potential of Detroit dam. He pointed
Democrats. Frank Rada and Loretta - liam B Shuey was re-elected to the
out the features of the dam to those
meeting of the chamber.
and Norma McDonald.
J. Ziebert; republicans. David M Reid school board. Tomorrow's vote will committeewomen are George L. Bec
It was decided at the meeting to
at the damsite.
He compared the
Mrs. Wilbur Meinert, Frances Mer and Lettie P. Cline.
be to approve or reject a supplemen ker and Mrs. Cornelius Bateson.
have ribbons printed for the visiting rill John A Muir, Ruby Murray. J. L.
Allan Jones, Earl Reynolds, Donald present stage of production with that
Precinct number 186. Gates: Re tary budget providing $3.500 for new
Myers. Vera Nelson, Kenneth A. Niel publicans, Richard Nystrom and Hal furniture, equipment and replace Freel, Mrs. Earl Reynolds and Mrs. , of a year ago. Though severe winter
weather prevented fulfillment of a
In another move, the chamber has son. Mrs. V. A. Palmer, W. M. Pen-
lie Millsap; Democrats, Walter M ments for the elementary school. $300 Lawrence Koch were elected to the
, promise made to last year’s caravan
decided to invite the governor, Doug- ! nick, Minnie C. Personett, Ledona
Brisbin and Mary L. Garrison.
Jor new furniture, equipment, and re
that cement would be pouring at the
las McKay to the ceremonies.
Pinkston. Mrs Tyier Pinkston, Robert
Precinct number 188, Detroit: Re- placements for the high school. $500
The menu for the visiting flyers’ Pratt, Earl Ragsdale, C. O. Redmond,
lime '• the 1950 caravan, the changes
publicans Howard J. Baldwin
[for repair and maintenance of ele-
the pust year have been remark
breakfast will be sliced turkey served Mrs. W. S. Remine, Arthur A. Rick
Ella Johnson; Democrats, Gerald T. jmentary school grounds and $100 for
able, Davis said. He added that con
with a sandwich and gravy, coffee etts, Alice I. Roberts, B A Roy. Lillie
Pittam and Betty Jo Pittam.
alteration of the elementary school
crete would be pouring late next
and com, if available, the chamber Roy. and Verne Shaw.
Bertha Shepherd, Margaret R.
The total expenditure of $4.400 will
At the second stop of the tour, the
Three Mill City girl scouts are at
Siler. Joe D. Slater. Carmen E. Staf
! put the tax levy that much above the
Smith Creek Camp at Siiver- Creek recently completed Marion Forks fish
ford, Nellie L. Stahlman, C R Ste-
six per cent limitation.
hatchery, fish problems arising out
Falls this week.
! wart, C. W. Stewart,
__ _ Jack M. Ste-
In the interests of securing a good 1
of the construction of the dam were
wart. Mary Ann Stewart, S. W. Ste-
Barbara Podrabsky. Penny Gould
turnout for this election the Enter
I wart. William R Stewart. R. L. Stiff-
prise is publishing in this issue a list and Caroline Iverson left Sunday for
Arnie Suomela. master fish warden
Horace Heidt will be in Salem with Of the voters in the June 12 election
With the end of the Independence
the state of Oregon, pointed out
Eight different sessions at camp
savings bond drive less than three Stover, Lettie A. Swan. Edna L. his “Original Youth Opportunity Pro-
that one-fifth of the spring Chinook
weeks away. E bond sales in Oregon
I spawning in the Willamette river
mei Each girl in the local troup will
were still less than halfway to a Watt, E. C. Filson, and Barbara Yar ship of the Marion County polio chap
enter the North Santiam system. Of
attend at least one session.
quota of $5.892.000 on June 17.
1 these seven of ten have for ages
The drive began May 15 and will
meet- . rpaWr”‘d nbove Delrolt Dam-
throughout the summer. 1 Next
appearance was announced last week
last through July 4.
Suomela stressed the reasons for
by Elmer J. Church, chapter vice-
A 1948 Hudson was virtually de- ing date is July 12, except time and '
Marion county has been holding 19th
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’ molished in an early morning accident place will be announced later.
place in the competition among Ore
Monday at Rainbow between Mill
gon counties Sales in Marion have
school auditorium with performances , city and Gates,
reached $110.309 of a quota of
At a joint meeting Monday of the at 6:30 and 9:00 p.m.
Owner of the automobile, Hemy W. PARADE IN SALEM FRIDAY
i Stayton and Santiam Lions clubs,
Local talent will have an opportun Casebeer of Route 1. Lyons, suffered
Oregon’s 1950 Veterans of Foreign
new officers were installed for both ity to try out for an appearance with a crushed shoulder, and his compan-iWars encampment began in Salem
the show and will be considered for a ion, Donald E. Naue, also of Route 1, Tuesday and will continue until Sat-
Frank White, district governor, in Sunday night broadcast. James Ran .Lyons, fractured his collarbone.
Earl G. Mason was reelected chair
stalled the following officers for the kin. talent scout for the show, will
Major General Thomas E Rilea, man of the Linn county Democratic
Police said the car left the highway
A DAUGHTER To Mr. and Mrs. Santiam Lions: Shields Remine, presi hold the auditions sometime in July and overturned.
The men were adjutant general of Oregon, will be | Central committee this month.
Melvin Warner. Mill City, at the Sa dent; Lowell Stiffler, first vice pres
grand marshal of the grand parade
Tickets for the two and a half hour lushed to a Salem hospital
At a meeting of the committee in
lem Memorial hospital. Thursday, ident; George Steffy, second vice shows go on sale at the U. S. National
Reports from Lyons state that Naue scheduled through dawntown Salem Lebanon, Mason blamed the failure of
president; George Veteto, third vice Bank in Salem next Wednesday.
will be able to return to his home in streets at six thirty tomorrow night. . the non-partisan registration cam
A SON—To Mr. and Mrs. Harry president, and Jack Colburn, secre-
Frank C. Hilton of Wyomissing, paign partly on not having sufficient
Sixty of America's top entertainers a few days, while Casebeer's injuries
Casebeer, route 1, Lyons, at Salem tary-treasurer. Also installed were
were such that a cast could not be Pa , junior vice-commander of the registrars in handy marked places.
directors Ed Goschie and Dr David
General hospital. Thursday. June 22
coast-to-coast tours will present the immediately applied. It will be two national VFW, is principal speaker Confusion on the part of new resi
A SON—To Mr. and Mrs Albert J. Ferguson.
weeks before the cast can be put on. for this year's encampment.
dents as to Oregon laws was another
Toman. Jr.. Mill City, at the Salem
Entertainment for the joint meet-
factor he mentioned.
General hospital. Friday June 23.
i ing was furnished by Jack Spong of
"Folks just naturally think the laws
A SON To Mr. and Mrs Burnette ¡the Salem Lions club with sleight-of-
of Oregon are like those in their home
Cole. Mill City, at Salem Memorial hand feats and other occult perform
states so we need a better means of
ances. Lanny Dibbern offered a few
hospital, Monday. June 26
telling our newer citizens the Oregon
requirements concerning registration
and voting," Mason said.
BRADLEY KENT TOMAN JOINS
The annual Democratic picnic is set
MILL CITY'!* POPULATION
for Jujy 30 at the Brownsville city
Bradley Kent Toman joined a two-
park, the committee announced.
Softball 6 p.m.
year old brother in the home of Mr
Linn county Democratic candidates
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs.
and Mrs. Albert Toman Jr. of Mill
include Walter Shelby for state sen
Gates PTA 1st Thursday 8 pm.
City, last Friday
ator. Dave Epps and Mason for the
Bradley weighed 7 lbs 13 ounces.
legislature, and Fred Mespelt for
Father is the son of Mayor and Mrs
Albert Toman Mother is the daugh
Other central committee officers
Lyons TWA meeting 2nd Friday
are Eva Sylvester, Vice
Mill City IWA meeting last Fridav ter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Steven
Cleo Calahan. secretary; Wenonah
Wiley, trasurer; R. F Lueck and
Gates Fireman's Dance.
Vada Peterson, alternates for the
Santiam Riders Dance
state central committee; William
Goold and Nancy Epps, congressional
Lions club meeting.
committe; and Tom Jackson, Fred
Hi '■ who hesitate« may not vote,
Harrison, Don Kennedy, Floyd Owens,
A F A A M. No. 180 stated meet
Fall election« may «cem a long
and Joe Abbott district nominating
ing third Monday
way off. but unie«« you act now
and get your name on the IIM of
Boy Scouts 7:30
Both CIO and A FL union members
registered voter* you may not be
are among the committee’s officers.
Chamber of Commerce 8pm
Citizen« de«|ring to regi«ter can
Women's club 8 p.m. 1st, 3rd Tues
now do «o at the Mill City Enter
Santiam Eagles auxiliary 8 p m.
FIREMEN DANCE SCHEDULED
Senior Scouts 7 30 p m.
At least one more iiates Firemen
Blood to Red
INDEPENDENCE d M
Precinct Leaders of
Speakers See Canyon Develop
Project’s Size Thrills Visitors
For High Positions
Mill City Men Greet
Willamette River Basin
Commission at Damsite
Voters Asked To
Boost Levy For
Mill City Girls at Scout
Outings at Summer Camp
Horace Heidt Has
Date With Salem
Independence Bond Drive
To End July Fourth
Car Demolished, Riders
Survive Morning Crash
New Officers installed
By Lions In Joint Meet
Lions club auxiliary 8:30, 4th Wed
Santiam Rebekah 166—1st and 3rd
Wed at 8 p in
Altar Society meets 2nd Wed
Registration can ai«« be made at
Mr«. Arthur Krtrver’« renidence on
the Linn county «ide and at Mr«.
Carti« M. dine'« residence on the
Marion county «Me.
BOY SCO IT* ENTRAIN AT SALEM—All «et for «Ight-seeing adventure« which will carry them aero«« our
nation and hawk again are *c«>ut« of troop 28. na they walled for thing* to get going nt Salem a week ago
Tuesday. Boy« tn the troop are from the ettie« of Albany, laduuion. Sweet Home, Brownsville Mill City and
Gates. Included la the group pictured above are Joe and George Burton of fiate« and Mill City'« Gary Petr rood.
Photo Courtesy Albany Democrat-Herald
«inner alii be heM, It was an
nounced ihi«. week. Warn Bridge«
and hl« orchestra will play at the
Gate« gvm, Saturday, July I.