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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (July 13, 1950)
greater part of the 75,000 acres log- ians had been here for at least ten 1 and I thought how they were not old
thousand years, the scientists declare, days, after aU, here was this log ot a
ged off all over again.
“Give the trees time,” he said Time before the 1870’s,when the great sum tree that was a windfall in the log
mer burnings began. Prospectors, ging of 25 years ago. 1200 years of
-—and no fire."
ranchers, stockmen, homesteaders. age. Yet our native Indians could
hunters, all white, fired the forests look ten thousand years back beyond
Once upon a time," said
pur- the tree in their own history in the
Entwhfstle, "our summers here were to clear them out for their own pur
jall fires and no sun. In the summers poses.
[of the 1870
I‘“ ’ ‘ s ____
J... 1880's, when
__ - I "No
... one dreamed that timber The poster put up by the Cub Ssout
and 2 the
was a boy and a young logger, the could ever become scarce Of all read, “Look to the Future. Keep the
by Jim Stevens
people Of Western Washington things trees were the cheapest. White Forests Green.” Time is how you see
Time and Trees—
seldom saw the sun on the Fourth of men burned wonderful forests just to
We sat there on a log that had been July—or on any other summer day. J make trails for easier travel. Many
a seedling over 1,200 years ago. Billy All summer long hundreds of forest traveled the waterways by boat Veterans who neglected to apply
Entwhistle, once a bullteam logger fires kept burning. In the heaviest and canoe, camping overnight on the for terminal leave pay for unused
| helped a nine-year-old Cub Scout nail i rain they would smoulder, and the beaches. If their beach fires started I leave time during World War II now
DETROIT DAM LEAGUE
P,.|. up a "Keep Green" sign on the dead smoke would die down. Rainy spell forest fires, no one was concerned. have until June 30, 1951 to make
.833 forest giant, and I thought of the I over, we'd have the twilight of smoke *' 'Let 'm burn.’they said, 'fires do application.
.833 meaning of time. Around the log were again.”
o no harm. Too many trees anyway.”
666 firs and hemlocks about 20 years old. "Was it the Indians whe burned the
.400 We were in the midst of an area I forests all the summers?” asked one Is it any wonder that the sun did
.167 that contained 75,000 acres of second I of the Cubs. "I heard at school the not shine in the summertime ? But
.143 and third growth forest.
Indians burned the forests to make their home country, for the fires of
Billy was telling the Cub Scouts better hunting grounds."
Mill City’s Teamsters in the De.
they should live to see the "You heard something wrong, son,” other days.”
troit Dam 1 league smothered the Oper-
ations club j Tuesday under a barrage |
said Billy Entwhistle. The Indians did It seemed a long way back even to
of base hits and excellent pitching to it was the second shut out for the not set the fires that hid the summer
me, and to the Cubs a time much
FOR LONG WEAR
rack up a merciless 30 to 0 victory. I Teamsters.
sun in those times and killed so many farther away — the 1870’s. Bi 1
The win enabled the Teamsters to Two Teamsters collected five hits, of the lowland forests, which had the Entwistle is now 85. His father was
keep pace with the REOS in the bat Carlton and Hamby. Four others col biggest and best trees of all. The Ind- a California 49er who found no gold
tle for the league lead.
lected four hits apiece. Each of thir
and came to Puget Sound as a soldier
Mel La Vine pitched a two-hit game teen Teamsters participating in the,
under General George Brinton
while his mates were collecting 37. game collected hits.
McClellan in the Indian wars of the
The Teamsters biggest inning was
early 1850's. Billy was born in the aaaHMSHwaaHHanHawKawaaaaaa a»aa&:aaaBaKr<>K:qoBaaaaa:tfaaaa
the second when they collected eight |
region in 1864. By 1876 he was
greasing skids for a bullteam logging
show. In 1906 he was working for for
It was the second disastrous de- j Meals
fire prevention, posting trail signs
feat the Operations had absorbed in j
that simply ordered "No Fire.” In.
the past week.
1908 he became the first official fire
Last Thursday on the Mill City [
Sweden Soft Freeze
warden of the Pacific Northwest.
Diamond, the CBI Engineers won
OPEN SEVEN DAYS
Retired from active fire-fighting,
their first game in three starts by ’
Bily Entwistle still likes to go to the
downing the Operations nine, 16-7.
w’oods with the youngsters and tell
Operations led off with a flying [
Chuck Faylor and Sam Engle
them interesting facts of forest life
start by getting six runs the first inn
So there we sat and listened to
ing. They were able to hit Roberts,
history of the old days in the timber.
the Engineers starting pitcher. Er
rors in the infield helped them gamer
2>2X ZEISS SCOPE, CASE AND AMMUNITION
The six-run deficit looked mighty
big until the Engineer sluggers went
to work. Gayle Lowery led the pack
with three hits out of four times at
bat and the rest of the team followed
close behind. They were able to col
lect thirteen hits from Pinkstat, the
15 HOURS ACTUAL RUNNING TIME,
COST 1120.00, TAKE IT FISHING FOR $85.00.
Yarnell took over the Engineers'
mound in the second inning and held
the opponents to two hits and one
The CBI Engineers meet the Shav
FULLY EQUIPPED, FULL-SIZE BED AND STOVE.
ers tonight at Mill City, and the
REOS at Camp Mongold on Monday.
TAKE A LOOK AND NAME YOUR PRICE.
4— THE mile city enterprise
lulj 13, 1950
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SOUTH KOREAN ARMY troops man Amer
ican built trucks os they defend their
countryland ogainst Russian invasion. The
North Korean Communist troops invaded
the American sponsored South
republic, causing an international situation.
SECRETARY OF STATE Dean
Acheson (right', with Charles
M. Spofford, who is to serve
as deputy American repre
sentative to the North At
lantic Council. The council's
task is to speed the coordina
tion ol western Europe's de
fenses against attack.
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