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Arguments in the civil case charg
ing irregular exchange of school dis
trict 129-J property were heard by
Judge Oliver of the Linn county cir- i
cuit court in Albany yesterday.
Motions have been filed by Attor
ney Bruce Spaulding, representing
the local school board. The motions
would strike portions of a petition
filed by Charles Powelson. The peti
tion requests a writ of mandamus
ordering the board to assert their
right to possession of the R. S. Corbin
premises in Mill City.
Attorney for the defendants did
not appear at the hearing to argue
As a result Judge
Oliver has taben the motions under
This week's developments grew out
fo the transfer of school property to
the Presbyterian church and later
from the church to R S Corbin and
Clara B. Corbin.
The plaintiff, represented by Salem
lawyer, Roy R. Hewitt, contends that
the deeds transferring the property
are of no legal force. The contention
is that the school board negotiated
the transfer without complying with
the procedure demanded by law that
such sales be duly advertised and
Summons was served on members
of the board on May 18.
On Jamboree Trip
T he MILL CITY
I I KIIORX
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OE' NATURE’S EMPIRE
Vol. VI—No. 27
MILL CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 6. 1950
$2.50 a I"ear, 5c a Copy
Princess Contest Won by
High School Candidate
Somewhat prepared for rainy weather, .Mill City’s jacketed industrial committee members of th«' < ham her of
commerce delegation met th«* Willamette River Basin Commission caravan at the Detroit damaite on June 24.
Also gr«*eting the touring group wax C. C. Davis, resident engineer for the dam. Pictured from left to right
are George Veteto,
and Z C.
---- — O.
— F. Hunter.
(Picture Courtesy of the Capital Journal)
With the Boy Scout jamboree in
Valley Forge, Pa., are three boys
from the Mill City-Gates area. Friends
and relatives of the boys have been
receiving letters from them since
their departure, June 20
Highlights of letters brought to
the Enterprise are printed below:
By George Burton of Gates:
(from a letter to his parents)
June 25, 1950—I think I told you
in my other letter that I was "bawled
out” by the conductor for getting up
the first moriing at 4 a m., but you
can’t see much from an upper berth
especially with Jon on the aisle side.
Well, I did it again but somehow I
think the conductor doesn't really
care. He came, around this morning
at 4:30 and told,
...ii-h «oout lhe
country we are traveling through.
One of the up|>er canyon's newer landmarks is the Marion Fork Fish Hatchery above.
Regarded as the
By tomorrow he should be my pal for
second largest fish hatchery in the northwest, the Marion Forks plant will cost more than $600,000. Here
fish eggs transported from below Detroit Dam will be handled in a unique attempt by th«' stat«* fisheries
department to overcome the lack of fish ladders at Detroit Dam caused by the tremendous height of th«-
We have taken several pictures. I
structure. Fishing authorities are closely watching th«- MarionForks hatchery program to see if fish can be
hope they turn out O.K. Not much
successfully handled In this manner. A shipment of fish from the Mehama hatchery in a few weeks will
to see today except sage brush and
(Picture Courtesy of the Capital Journal)
prairie dogs. The country seems so
endless and flat. One can understand
now why they want tp "Keep Oregon
You remember Bill Baldwin, our
Well, these berths
aren't long enough for him, so the
aisleway is slightly blocked with his
Jack Bartlett, director of the state
14-plus feet. He sure is a swell guy,
board of aeronautics, will speak be
arid we are having a grand time.
fore the Mill City chamber of com
Two projects near the Canyon area
Striking with the force of an atomic
By Gary Peterson of Mill City
merce next Tuesday night.
are among those listed by the state
bomb, the Hollywood production
Well. here, we are on our way to
He will speak on the advantages
highway commission as eligible for
“Street Corner" will explode on the
Valley Forge. The first night out it
bids at its July 10-11 meeting in of community sponsorship of air screen of the Mill City Theatre to
was very confusing trying to get
shows and breakfast hops such as the morrow.
settled. We lost three hours waiting Portland.
coming Second Annual Mill City Air
One bid involves the Scio-Thomas Show.
An age-old problem became a new
landmark in the motion picture in
We ate breakfast at the Hotel Spo I creek section of the Lyons-Albany
The 4 24 mile
dustry when this film was produced
kane on Wednesday.
During that secondary highway.
ular bi-weekly meeting of the cham
Shocking yet enlightening, the
day we traveled across Idaho into section of the old highway from Scio ber He is a well-known speaker who
Montana. We stopped at Paradise, easterly is to be re-graded, widened, has addressed many other audiences movie deals wtih subject matter never
sharp curves flattened out. and paved
Missoula, Livingston and Billings.
in communities throughout the state dealt with on the screen before.
We arrived in Livingston early with a three-inch plant-mix asphaltic He is highly interested in the possi Everywhere the movie has been shown
Thursday morning so we could get concrete on new rock base.
bilities of private flying and empha there has been an enthusiastic, start
Completion of this section, sched sizes the value of such flying to the led reaction as the story of a typical
an early start on our bus tour of
.American family unfolds.
Yellowstone National park We saw uled for early summer of 1951, will community.
Old Faithful. Artist’s Point. Lower bring the entire route to the status
Chamber members are urged to at The heroine, Lois Marsh, is a lovely
Falls (308 feet). Mammoth and the of a bituminous treated surface.
tend this important meeting at which 17-year-old high school senior. She
Overhanging Cliff along with many
The other bid involves approximate- final plans for the staging of the is an only child. Her parents are re
wild animals, small geysers and places J ly 12.250 cubic yards of crushed rock. air show will be made.
spected citizens of a small town.
This will be stockpiled for highway
Like too many parents, the Marshes
On our return from Yellowstone we maintenance purposes on the North
are Inclined to shirk their parental
had a short dip in the Chico hot Santiam and Santiam highway near
responsibility when it comes to af-
springs After the swim, we had a i the Santiam junction about 50 miles
fording their daughter the proper in-
turkey dinner which was good, but | from Mill City.
formation on family relations and so-
there wasn't enough to suit us.
cial hygiene. Repeatedly warned by
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A certain section of Alaska holds their long-time friend. Doc Fenton, ot
Mrs. Dora Paulson Mourned
few charms for Mill City’s Pat Heron. the need for careful guidance of
In a recent letter to his parents. young people during their adolescent
Sy Four Ceieruticns
Mr and Mrs. A. V. Herron of Mill years, the Marshes follow a course
Final rites for Mrs Dora Paulsen, City. Herron expressed his prefer- leading to tragedy.
76 were held last Monday from ence for the Oregon climate.
Their prudishness and lack of
Softball 6 p m
Golden's chapel at Salem. Rev. Getz-
Herron left for Anchorage March frankness with their daughter moves
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs. endaner officiated.
27. For three months he has worked the story to a dramatic climax when
Gates PT A 1st Thursday 8 pm
Mrs. Paulsen was stricken while as safety man with a construction the uninformed girl makes the in
visiting a daughter in California. She firm buidling a railroad out of that evitable mistake
succumbed in a Bakersfield hospital Alaskan city. For several days In
From that moment, the girl is in
June 30 She had been seriously ill April, he worked in zero weather, the clutches of fear and ignorance
Lyons TWA meeting 2nd Friday
Well into June he still was forced to She becomes engulfed in a moras.’ of
Mill City TWA meeting last Friday only a few days.
pathos and despair
Surviving are four daughters and wear a coat.
Herron hoped to return to Mill City
The ensuing sequences boldly reveal
two sons Mrs Florence Ressler. Mill
Santiam Riders Dance.
City; Mrs. Dorothy Trumpler, Grape by the Fourth of July. The railroad the true facta about one of the most
vine Calif.. Mrs Linda Storm. Salem, job he is on will be completed early malignant and shocking practice*
known to our society.
Mrs Ella Sauer, Salem. Henry F. this fall.
Lions club meeting.
"8treet Corner” comes to Mill
Salem, and Hannis Paulsen
AF. 4 A M. No. 180 stated meet
ALBERT MILLAAP BHiIMKs
City as a straightforward, well writ-
ing third Monday
FIRST MAYOR OF GATES
It was directed and pro-
Preceding Mrs Paulsen in death
Boy Scouts 7:30
At an organizational meeting of the duced by some of Hollywood's finest
were her husband and one daughter.
Mr Paulsen died April 13. 1947. The Gates city council last Friday, Albert technicians. Marcia Mae Jones and
Chamber of Commerce 8 p m
Millsap was selected for a one-year Joseph Crehan are outstanding in the
daughter died May 13, 1948
Women's club 8 p.m. 1st, 3rd Tues
term as mayor of the newly incor starring roles.
Two sisters and two brothers of porated city.
Santiam Eagles auxiliary 8 p.m.
Woven into the story are several
Mrs Paulsen are still living. They
Joaeph Devers, a Stayton attorney, powerful medical sequences dealing
Senior Scouts 7 30 pm.
ar« Mrs Amanda Prien. San Francis advised and aided in formulating the
with such vital topics as conception
co: Mrs Anna Blankmeyer. Orange, preliminary details of organization
childbirth and venereal disease
Lions club auxiliary 8:30, 4th Wed Calif ; Gus Kenning. Nebraska, and
In addition to Millsap, members of Openly and frankly discussed, nothing
Santiam Rebekah IM-1st and 3rd August Kenning. Nebraska
the Gates city council are Jerry ia left to the imagination It ia a
Wed. at 8 p.m
Mrs Paulsen also leave« 17 grand Lyons. Floyd Völkel. Walter Brisbin picture that should b- seen bv every
Altar Society meets 2nd Wed
children and 18 great-grandchildren and Gilbert Weathers
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State Seeks Bids
Of Road To Albany
Chamber to Hear
Mill City Man Finds
Alaskan Weather Chilly
Of Sex Ignorance
Phyllis Timm Leads
Three Girls in Sales;
Air Show Plans Made
Phyllis Timm was named princess
of Mill City last week for the forth
coming Second Annual Air Show.
Representing the high school, Miss
Timm sold more than $150 worth of
...... „ nearly unanimous
- ------------- .tickets in winning her title.
I support for a $4,400 supplemental energetic sales campaign of Miss
| budget at last Friday's meeting, the j Timm and her three competitors
Mill City school board announced that | grossed nearly $400, half of which
a bond issue nearly ten times as great goes to the Chamber of Commerce
I will be sought "some time this sum- and the other half to the sponsoring
Mary Jane (Sunnie)
The proposed $43,000 bond issue Hoffman, American Legion and auxi
would be for adding two more rooms liary candidate, closely pressed Miss
to the elementary school building, Timm in the spirited selling cam
for providing a new schoolbus, for paign with sales of nearly $130.
insulation and sealing of the gym Luella Mason and Jane Peterson also
nasium, backdrops and curtains for worked hard in the princess contest.
Two other communities will furnish
a stage and to finanoe the deficit
princesses for the air show. Repre
on the new grade school building.
senting Gates is Joan Ryal. Detroit’s
I In emphasizing the need for a new candidate is Dalphene Tucker. The
schoolbus. Chairman Don Sheythe
1 said the schoolbus was eleven years three princesses will be selling tickets
.old The state advises against the until Saturday. July 15, when the one
use of buses more than five years earning the most votes in ticket sales
will became queen of the show.
Plans for the air show, July 16,
Sheythe said he was told by a state , are virtually completed, Byron Davis,
official, "If the schoolboard has done airport owner, announced this week.
anything wrong, it was in running the
Inculded in the afternoon's program
! are such acts as the precision acro
Friday’s meeting drew less than batic flying of Ted Galbraith and his
one-fourth the number of voters that I well-known AT-6
were * present for the school board I L/ii
D/i in uuioiuc
election two weeks ago, but the num- | |oops an() UpKi(|e down flying with
ber was nearly twice the number vot I his parakeet.
ing for director a year ago.
Pat Boyle anil Doris Howard wilt
No written ballot was used at the display their feminine charms on the
meeting. Th«- official count of 63 to downside of a parachute. Known as
7 was based on a count of hands after the "girls from Scappoose", each girl
the measure had passed a voice vote. will be making her first parachute
I Another entertaining act will be the
feat of the flyi* g skeletal« which is
billed as "silly but dangerous”. The
pilot handling this plane with the non
fabricated fusilage will revive the
daring deeds of an earlier day in the
Plans for a power line that will get history of aviation.
under construction cast of Detroit
Formation stunt flying and an in-
next spring were discussed this week I triguing mystery billed as "It's a
j by Marvin Reed, local material man Secret” complete the program begin-
for the Bonneville Power adminis- j ning at 2 p.m.
Earlier in the day, Canyon residents
Reed says the right-of-way is now , will have a chance to watch hundreds
of planes arrive for the air show. The
Now being gathered at the Mill planes should begin arriving about
City storage yard are the steel and 7 am, Davis said. I-anding traffic
conductors for a stretch of 132 tow will really get heavy between 8 and 9,
ers which will sprawl eastward from he added.
Detroit to a point near Olallie Lake.
The gates will be open to the public
Material for points on the line in east until noon, when it will be necessary
ern Oregon will be handled at Meto- to clear the field for the air show.
‘ lius and Maupin. The line will even Davis reports plenty of parking apace
tually link Detroit Dam with The inside the gates for those attending
Dalles and points in North Central the hop and the show.
Oregon as part of the Northwest
Only visiting pilots and their guests
will be entitled to eat during the
In the course of the construction breakfast hop, but visitors are invited
of the link just east of Detroit about to come and see the landing of scores
four and a quarter million pounds of of airplanes and to observe the dif
steel will pass through Mill City.
ferent features of individual makes.
As an added attraction, Davis an
nounced an attempt to have "Cookie"
. Lyons of John Day, Ore , on hand for
I the show. Miss Lyons ia the un-of-
ficial holder of the transcontinental
flight record for light planes. She la
regarded as the northwest's leading
Eleven new customers will receive aviatrix.
home water service upon completion
of a project begun yesterday on NW.
Alder street by the Mountain States
In addition, company officials pre
dict present customers in the area
will receive Improved service as a
Mr and Mrs. Paul Vincent of Mill
result of the insertion of four and six- City were reported in satisfactory
inch pipe to handle water formerly condition this week in Salem Mem
carried in smaller one and two-inch orial hospital.
Both received serious injuries in an
About 2.300 feet of six-inch pip«* accident involving their motorcycle
will be installed and 2,180 feet of and a truck between Sublimity and
four-inch pipe. About 1,700 feet of Aumsville about 9 am , June 24.
two-inch pipe and 100 feet of one-
Mrs ’ Vincent received a broken
inch pipe will be removed.
shoulder and two fractures on one
Four fire hydrants, 1,000 feet apart, leg. Her husband also received a leg
will be installed.
Work on the new line began at a
point near the Dawes building on NW.
Alder street. The line will extend
to a point near the home of Frank
Rada where the line will branch out
to Martin's trailer court and Beebe's
apartment on one branch and on west
An Idanha couple was acquitted ot
to the Coville property on the other arson charges last week by a Marion
county circuit court jury
MH J. < ITY YOUTH CRUISING
The pair, Vernon R and Carrie
IN BLUE PACIFIC WATERS
Esther Franse, had been charged with
Midshipman Jim COoke of the Nava) hiring August Neimeyer to set fir*
Reserve Training Corps now cruising to a Detroit rooming house.
During the three-day trial, 22 wit-
in Pacific waters on the U S S. Ba-
d«>*og Strait reports he is having a nessea appeared for the defense. The
good time and so far no asasicknesa jury of 11 women and a man reached
Jim ia a Mill City youth who has their verdict of not guilty after five
been attending the University of hours of deliberation.
Neimeyer pleaded guilty to the
Southern California In 1949 he wax
"boy governor" of the state of Ore charge of firing the bouse State
gon He la the eon of Mr and Mrs ments made by Neimeyer in a hear
ing led to the arrest of the Franses
Steel for Powsr
Line Stored Hare
Six Inch Water Pipe
To Improve Service
Puts Couple in Hospital
Jury Acquits Idanha Pair
Of Charge Of Arson