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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (July 13, 1950)
Guest speaker Jack Bartlett, di
rector of the state board of aero
nautics, made the phrase “competitive
co-operation” the keynote of Tues
day’s meeting of the Mill City cham
ber of commerce.
"Each community should fight to
get an industry into its own city,"
he suggested. "Failing to do that,
the community should do everything
in its power to get the industry for
a nearby community.”
In the matter of obtaining an avia
tion industry for a community, Bart
lett stressed the selling job necessary
before the public will support such
"Many people don’t understand the
value of aviation to a community.
"When people don’t
understand anything, they are gener
ally not in favor of it.”
Bartlett stressed the fact that avia
tion is "just a new, fast, expedient
method of travel supplementing
rather than replacing other forms of
He gave numerous illustrations of
small yet important industries that
rely on aviation. He suggested the
chamber learn both the aviation in
dustry and the potential resources of
Commenting on the possibilities of
aviation in the North Santiam can
yon, he said we in this area are for
tunate in having a site for an airport
so high up in the valley.
Few places in the heart of the
state's recreational and industrial
hinterland have such an opportunity,
The speaker foresaw the day when
a feeder airline would connect Mill
City with Salem. He pointed out that
feeder airlines far from being insig
nificant factors in the overall aviation
picture actually carry more passeng
ers than the larger airlines.
The concluding portions of the
speech were heard by 10 or 12 rep
resentatives of the Gates Chamber of
Commerce. Earlier, six members of
the Gates chamber had volunteered
to assist the Mill City chamber in
handling the details of the breakfast
The new mayor of Gates, Albert
Millsap, was introduced to the Mill
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Heidt ¿coût To look
Over Local Taient
Local talent of Salem and vicinity
will have their chance to try out for
the Horace Heidt show July 26 and 27
America's starmaker, Horace Heidt.
is bringing his company of 60 to pre
sent a two and a half hour show at
the Salem senior high school aud-
.torium under the sponsorship of the
Marion county polio chapter.
All America is talking about Ralph
Sigwald.the janitor who is now a
singing star; Pierce Knox, the marim-
bist; Al Hirt, the new trumpet sen
sation. and other Heidt stars. Now
the same opportunity is offered you.
One of the Heidt talent scouts,
James Rankin will arrive in Salem
soon to hold auditions for the local
Either professional or amateur
are 14 years of age or older. Talent
talent may audition providing they
s asked to bring their own accom
panist and music. No groups of more
than four may compete.
The auditions will be held at radio
station KOCO at 8 p.m. No formal
application is necessary.
Softball 6 p.m.
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs.
Gages PT A 1st Thursday 8 p.m.
Mill City Policeman's Benefit dance
at 9 p.m. Hi School Tennis Court.
Lyons TWA meeting 2nd Friday.
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday
Air Show Queen Dance at Gates Hi
Gym at 9 p m.
2d Annual Air Show. Davis Airport
at 2 pm.
Lions club meeting.
A F. A A M No. 180 stated meet
ing third Monday
Boy Scouts 7:30
Chamber of Commerce 8 pm
Women’s club 8 p.m. 1st, 3rd Tues
Senior Scouts 7:30 pm.
W EDNE1* YY —
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p.m.
at Detroit school building
Lions club auxiliary 8:30, 4th VY'ed.
Santian. Rebekah 166 1st and 3rd
Wed. at 8 p m
Altar Society meets 2nd Wed
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Hundreds of Oregon Pilots
To Be In Canyon Air Show
Police Want You
It won't make too much difference if the sun doesn’t shine with one of those three bright smiles pictured
above reigning over the Mill City air show next Sunday, Representing Mill City. Detroit-Idanha and Gates,
respectively, from right to left are Phyllis.Tintin, Dalphene Tucker and -Joan Ryal. In case you’ve noticed,
the plane in the background is a Luscomb Silvair.
(Photo Courtesy Capital Journal)
Strongly supported in the Detroit-
Mill City's candidate for queen of
the second annual air show is a na Idanha area for the role of queen
tive-born daughter of the North San of the Second Annual Air Show is
sixteen-year-old Dalphene Tucker of
Phyllis Timm was born in Mill City Idanha.
A junior at Detroit high school,
18 years ago.
Dancing, swimming and horseback Dalphene played the leading role in
riding are the activities Phyllis lists the operetta "Marianne” produced by
as her favorite pastimes.
Having the Detroit school this spring. In the
graduated from high school, she now role, Dalphene sang several numbers.
In addition to singing, Dalphene
works at Jenkins hardware store and
as an usher at the Mill City theatre. enjoys swimming and dancing. She
Phyllis is the oldest of three daugh- , was born in Hatfield, Arkansas, and
ters in the William J. Timm family. has lived at Idanha three years.
Brown-haired Dalphene is five feet
Her sisters’ names are Beverly ana
one inch tall and weighs one hundred
As fo- aviation experience, Phyllis pounds.
She enters the queen contest under
has bee:«. up cnee — a flight from
the sponsorship of the Santlani
Salem to Mill City.
She is sponsored by the Mill City Eagles and auxiliary. She represents
both Detroit and Idanha.
Trio Jailed To Do
Their Civic Duty
Stiffler Moves Shop
To New Location
Something new in building material
was used in the construction of the
present home of Stiffler's Radio and
The outer walls were made of a new
type shale block, Lowell Stiffler said
yesterday. The inner walls are of
fireproof sheet rock.
Stiffler moved his business into the
new building last Monday. The build
ing is on the Marion county side of
Mill City on the north side of the
highway toward Gates.
Fluorescent lighting will illuminate
the interior of the structure, which
was built into an excavation into the
In making way for the
building, the workmen encountered a
spring delaying the job.
The structure which is 26 feet by
44 feet in size is divided into three
The center and largest
section will be the main showroom.
The eastern section will house the
radio and record department.
third section may be eventually used
by another business.
A warehouse will be built behind
the building. Stiffler indicated.
For four years, Stiffler has oper-
ated his business in Mill City His
former location was on the Linn
Record breaking numbers of log
ging trucks have been
through Mill City this month.
Al Haun, flagman in Mill City for
the T and H. Logging company, re-
ports that the number passed 100
Friday for the first time since he
began flagging more than a month
The former publishers of The Enter
ago. The number Friday was 101. prise are still turning out new edi
Then on Monday, business really
picked up He reported 122 logging
Mr and Mrs. Charles Wolverton
trucks that day Tuesday’s business are announcing the birth of a daugh
fell off some but about 110 trucks ter, Saturday, July 8. at the Salem
passed through town that day.
The little girl
Trucks that pass through town at weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces She has
hours when he is not working would been named Jane Eleanor
raise that figure considerably, Haun
Charlie now works for a weekly
newspaper in John Day The Wolver-
tons published The Enterprise for
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COMMUNITY ROLE OF ( HI HI H
"The Church and Its Relation to
the Community" will be discussed by PLANE OBSERVER* SOUGHT
Dr. A. M Stafford, a well-known
Mill City's Police Chief J T King
Baptist minister, at next Sunday has been named Ground Observer
morning's services of the Mill City Post Supervisor to assist the West
ern Air Defense Force in the iden
Dr Stafford urges every citizen to tification of low-flying planes
show his recognition of the import-
Chief King is seeking volunteers
aice of this subject by attending the who can be of any age. creed, or sex
services which will begin at 11 am to act as observers
Three well-known, civic-minded Mill
City residents spent three hours in
jail Monday night because they per
formed a community service.
It al) came about because things
were not up in the air concerning
the Policeman's dance.
The drop cloth sign near the rail
road tracks that proclaimed to in
coming east-bound motorists the news
of the forthcoming dance succumbed
Monday to an attack of wind and the
call went out for a new sign.
Painter Bill Obershaw, Mrs. Ober-
shaw and "Red" Johnson responded
to the call of duty. Darkness fell.
There was no lighted place available
save one to do their civic duty. But
nothing could stand in the way of this
desperate trio, not even the threat of
being locked up in jail.
Spreading their hoards out on the
floor of our spacious jail, they fixed
up a new sign to proclaim to one and
all the news that the dance will go
on even if the sign won’t stay up.
Logging Trucks Move
By in Record Numbers
Auburn-haired Joan Ryal, princess
, of Gates for the Second Annual Air
Show, is looking forward to her first
' airplane ride, but she has already
crossed half a continent on the
| Joan was born in Henryetta, Okla.,
in September, 1935. Nine years ago
1 she arrived in Oregon with her par-
: ents. Mr and Mrs. Barney Ryal. The
' Ryal family has lived in Gates five
Now a sophomore in Gates high
school, Joan is a member of the girls’
' basketball team.
Currently boosted by her commu-
' njty for the role of queen in the air
show contest which ends at 10:30
‘p.m. Saturday night, Joan la five feet
nine inches tall and weighs 135
Local Scout Shakes Ike's Hand
Gary Peterson, Mill City’s Boy
Scout representative at the Valley
Forge Jamboree, reports he has
shaken the hand of Gen. Ike Eisen
He received the honor after work
ing on the scout crew that set up
the stage from which the general
Latest reports from the traveling
scout indicate he spent the past week
end in Detroit and Chicago. He is
due back in Mill City tomorrow.
Queen Conlest Winner
Will Be Announced at
Saturday Night Dance
Mill City will become the aviation
capital of Oregon next Sunday when
hundreds of planes will descend at
the Davis airport for the day-long
program of the second annual air
The second annual air show will get
warmed up for a flying start Satur
day afternoon when a special flight
from the west will bring in the prin
cess of Mill City’s air show outfit
and the corsages to be worn by the
A Gates committee announced late
last night that because of the size of
its community the suit for its prin-
cess-candidate will not be flown into
Paul Smith, the 65-year-old mara-
then walker, will bring the suit from
Salem to Gates on foot Saturday aft
In his long career as a
walker, Smith has opinmed both man
and beast. This Is the first time ho
will be competing with an airplane.
"Cookie" Lyons of John Day, Ore.,
the northwest’s leading aviatrix, will
be a guest at the show, Byron Davis,
! aii-port manager, announces.
| will officially crown the winner of
the queen contest as. "Queen of the
Second Annual Mill City Air Show”.
Miss Lyons claims the unofficial
transcontinental flight record for
First event on the program is the
breakfast hop which will begin as the
first planes land about 7 a m. Visit
ing pilots and passengers will “drop
Fort Lewis. Wash Luster E. Poole , in” for a breakfast of corn on the
of Mill City has been designated as | cob, turkey sandwich and coffee.
a distinguished military rtudeat from They will be »r -ded by girls from
Oregon State college.
Mill City who wijl present them with
He was selected for this honor be guest ribbons.
cause of his outstanding qualities of
At 9:30 a.m. official dedication cer-
military leadership, high moral char ’ emonies will be held for the field. It
acter and aptitude for the military | will be named “Davis Airport".
service, in addition to his academic
Riders of the Santiam and Mill City
grades and leadership in campus ac Firemen will be on hand to preserve
tivities at Oregon State college.
j order and to be available in case of
Cadet Poole is now participating in accidents. Mias Lyons will entertain
six weeks of intense field training at the crowd with an altitude guessing
the Fort Lewis ROTC camp, at Fort contest. She will also make a dead
Lewis, Wash , as part of his prepara stick landing.
tion for a commission.
The morning’s ceremonies and pro
Upon graduation from Oregon State gram are free to the public. At noon
college and successful completion of the gates will be closed for the after
his ROTC course, he will receive a noon show for which an admission
commission as a second lieutenant in charge of one dollar will be made
the Organized Reserve Corps.
Officials indicate there will be
enough parking space for everyone
wishing to attend the air show.
Event, on thr air show program
which will begin a« 2 p.m. include
Ted Galbraith's precision acrobatics
with his well-known AT-6; outside
loops and upside down flying by Dick
Martin; two first time parachute
jumps by Pat Boyle and Doris How
ard of Scappoose; the exploits of the
flying skeleton which dares to fly
without any fabric on Its fuselage and
various exhibitions of formation stunt
Included in the day's activity will
be an event that is a closely guarded
mydtery and goes on the program
labeled "it’s a secret".
The Air Queen Dance on Saturday
night will be held a/ the Gates high
school gym. The princess-candidates
will be permitted to sell dance and
vote tickets until 10:30 pm. when the
contest for queen will end The win
ner will be announced as soon as votes
have been counted and checked.
Mill City's policemen are seeking
dancers as well as lawbreakers these
brilliant July days.
Yes. tomorrow is the date, nine
o'clock is the time and the high school
tennis court is the place for this
year’s policeman's benefit dance.
Proceeds from the dance will go
into the fund for a two-way police
radio setup which would benefit the
entire canyon area. The radio would
be tied in with the Salem city police
radio system, Police Chief King an-
Tickets for the dance are on sale
at the police department, at YVood's
Variety store. Les’s Tavern and Mom
'n Pop’s cafe.
Volunteering their services and
music for the dance are Mrs. Don
Peterson, who will play the piano;
I Mrs. George Clise, at the accordian;
Wilson Stevens, at the drums; George
Veteto, with his banjo and violin;
Andy Anderson, on the saxophone,
and John Todd, with his trombone.
Door prizes donated by local mer
chants will be given away. The Hill
Top Grocery, Kliewer's Market, Mill
City Meat Market, Pink” Mason's
Service Station and the Red and
White grocery have donated these
Lester Poole Honored
For Military Work
Safety Tips lor Safe Living
STAIRS IN GOOD
REPAIR, WELL- LIGHTED
Former Publisher Puts
Out Another Edition
Whooping Cough Tops
Weekly Disease Report
Eight cases of whooping cough
dominated the weekly report to phys
icians of communicable diseases for
the week of July 2 to July 8.
All eight were outside of Salem,
Other diseases reported from outside
of Salem were: Mumps, 4 cases;
chickenpox, 1; virus pneumonia, 1,
and ringworm, 1.
In Salem four cases of chickenpox
were reported, and one each of im
petigo, measles and mumps
Of the 51 physicians reporting, 37
reported no communicable diseases.
. r W.-.E YOUR FIRST
E T. u last RIDE. Or>EY TRAFFIC SIGNS
IN OBSERVANCE OF NATIONAL FARM SAFETY WEEK. Jul,
23-28, a half-milllon 4 H Club bey« and girls paint out timely do • and
den t'« for safe living. Safety It their No. 1 Crop It la a 52-wee'x a year
farm and heme safety program directed by the Cooperative Eitenolon
Member* of the Mill ( Ity ( ham
her of Commerce are urged to at
tend a briefing meeting at the air
port, tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Attend the Air Queen Dance Saturday, July 15 - - Air Show Sunday, July 16