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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 10, 1950)
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THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
DON PETERSON, Publisher
JAMES SMITH, Editor
Advertising 45c column inch. Political Advertising 75c inch.
NCWS FA FIR
THERE S N01UIN6 TO
NEVER HAt> ANY WATER
IN MY SA^EMENT/
•THE PAPER THAT HAS NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIENDS.
Thoughts by a Damsite
Another chapter in the history of the North Hantiam Canyon began
about 3:20 p.m. last Saturday afternoon at Detroit dam with the pouring of
the first concrete.
This week the huge bucketfuls of concrete ts-gan to travel In earnest
from th«> steep southern bank of the canyon to a point which once was
midstream of the raging North Santiam. Where once the water rush«-d and
may never rush again the concrete Is taking shape. Slowly It will rise to
trap a lake of waters. Th«' face of nature’s earth Is being transformed
by the wit of nature’s man.
Nothing is so Impressive as nature. Nothing Is more dramatic than
man’s encounter with forces that are seemingly Insurmountable alongside
of his feeble strength.
But with brain, heart and courage man has dented the canyon. II«' lias
carved a quarry, he has diverted th«' flow of a mighty stream through a
tunnel. He lias given th«- future shortline a "haircut”.
A hundred years ago. the whole west was a vast uncharted realm.
Men said it would take six centuries to open It up, and thought they knew
What they were talking about.
So today as we watch a man-made giant rise out of the depths of the
canyon In our valley, we should think of the future. We see the vision of
a great «lain to be admired and thought well of. But even as our ancestors,
we could Is1 wrong. We could be w rong In either direction.
In a hundred years men may have tapia-d so much of nature that our
dam will seeni no more wonderful than a beautiful cottage at the side of
Or, In a hundred years man may be back in an atomic-born stone age,
with th«> work of the dam at Detroit like that at the Ill-fated dam at Nlagaia
being slowly erased from th«' surface of the earth.
At any rate, our great«'st acts sometimes promote our humblest
It seems u concrete fa«t «'H«a|M'<l us last week in the hurly-burly of
mixing up th«< ingredients that be«-anu' another Enterprise.
We hop«- the fellow» nt the dam who mixed that batch
not cement as we re|M>rted In headline and story) which became part of
Detroit dam’s bottommost bottom didn't omit as much as we did. ('«■mini
Is we lulmit a fundamental feature of the mixture, but only sand and gravel
can mhl substance and strength.
Pardon us boys for slipping up on that one. The next time we get
ml\«sl lip by failing to mix up the proper mixture for a damsltq, we hope
we won’t I m - up against such concrete facts that are poised against us in
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"tf here Ignorance Is Illi ss
is being built in this vicinity let The
Enterprise be the criterion.
pour or place CONCRETE or even in
Mill City. August 8. 1950 the vernacular of the construction
The Mill City Enterprise
stiff pour MUD—never again, Pour
To the Editor—I wish to criticize Cement. Yours truly, Clyde Wells.
the headline on the Mill City Enter Editor’s note: We recognized our
prise,' August 3, issue.
error when it was too late to correct.
“First Cement Pour Saturday at
Dam”. This is enough to cause the
average construction stiff to curl up
his toes, drag up his time and head Lyons Teen-Agers Meet At
for the hills where there are no news Community Club House
Lyons—The Teen-Agers held their
Cement: A kind of mortar or cal meeting at the community club house
cined mixture of lime and clay, which Thursday evening with Mrs. Willard
hardens under water: hence, called Hartnell in charge. The business
meeting was conducted by Lloyd
Concrete: A mass of sand, pebbles Gerath with Shirley Johnston, secre
stone bound together with hydraulic tary.
Games furnished entertain
ment for the evening. Regil Lande
These two definitions should clarify was presented with a large birthday
my criticism. As long as the dam cake baked by his mother.
Editor's Letter Box:
BROADWAY AND MAIN STREET
Life in the Old Liberties Yet;
Lets Prove That to the World
--------------------------------- By BILLY ROSE-------------------------
Hon. Harry S. Truman
The White House
Washington, D. C.
Dear Mr. President:
I see by the papers that the Freedom Fair which was scheduled
to open in Washington in 1951 has been called off I respectfully
suggest that you press a few buttons and call it back on again, and
with your patience and permission I’d like to tell you why.
As this lopsided eight-ball of a planet currently shapes up. about the
only thing worth talking about is freedom, or the lack of it. and as you
yourself have repeatedly pointed out in your speeches, our people ought to
know what they're talking about when the subject comes up.
Well, what’s the best way to
demonstrate that there’s still
can toting booth uith a curtain
plenty of life in the old liberties?
on th» door, and next Io it a Rot
Fastidious facts and figures?
cliche' - studded
N.K.V'.D. man uhert th» curtain
ought to ba.
Rah - rah•rah edi-
short, let’s give the Pinkos
t o r i a 1 s? No, Mr.
the lumps they’ve been asking for
President, n o t in
and make it clear as the nose on
day and age.
Jimmy Durante's face that there's
I see it. t h e
no freedom unless everybody can
way to stand
his taste and tonsils as he
Let’s even show them up on the
handed out by
midway. Instead of the usual
kids in the
Chamber of Horrors, let’s restage
Kremlin is to hand
the trial of Cardinal Mindszenty.
out a few lollypops
instead of the old-hat Ubangi
of our own, and I can't think of • and
let the populace take a
better place to do it than a 200- sideshow,
at a Siberian slave labor
acre fairground within eyeshot of peek
the Lincoln Memorial.
• • •
Impact-wise, what would such a
WITH NO POMP but plenty of
shindig actually accomplish? Not documented circumstance, one big
much. Sir, if It were just a run-of- lesson is a cinch to emerge from
the-Flushing-meadows type of fair. the fair I envision: That "degener
But It would do a potent plenty if
democracy” still provides the
it were a mammoth, hit-'em-in-all- ate
the mostest; that our
five-sensea whooptydo in which way of for
life has got what It takes,
everything from spectacle to side and it would
be downright silly to
show were built around one simple tet the Commies
take what we’ve
theme: The Freer the Enterprise, got
the More Enterprising the Free-
Of course, Mr. President, there
• • •
Isn’t a chance of getting such a
ONCE AND FOR ALL. let’s con fair on by next year, but if the
cretise in terms of daily living and right words were dropped into the
loving how well our joe Doakses right ears pronto, there's no reas
are doing compared with the Josef on why the grand opening couldn’t
Dokczes in the Iran Curtain coun be set for ’52 And. according to
my astrologist, that would be an
For example, in the exhibit area auspicious year for a fair, seeing
let our big auto outfits trot out as how around that time a certain
their cars alongside a few Russian party will be doing its darnedest
cars, and then let them dramatize to convince the voters that it has a
how many man-hours of work it special talent for making democra
takes to make one—and. even more cy work.
If you think well enough of this
important, own one. And aloa^
aide the big General Motors build notion to get behind it. Sir. I’ll be
ing. let's have an •ven bigger glad to pitch in and help—whethei
U. A W. buildirg in which Walter it’s making policy or pink lemon
Reuther can dramatically docu ade Of course. I wouldn't do it
ment how much better eff his men for free My fee would have to be
ar* in terms of union contracts, th* same as I'm getting as ad
working conditions and pension visory director to the California
plans than th* auto workers m th* World Progress Exposition which
will be held in San Diego in '53—a
various Comm islands
one-pound can of good smoking to
Owe and tor ail laTt gait oal
and cambar» tba
banoat. ubaait and cbm bat a rib
I.at i aabtbto an
By ELSIE MYERS
By REBA SNYDER
Lester Honey was called to Salem Guests at the Elkhorn guest ranch
Friday night because of the extreme Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Don
illness of his mother. He returned Sheythe and family, Mr. and Mrs
Sunday night reporting her condition Robert Veness and family and Mr
and Mrs. W. E. Stover all of Mil!
Russell Hoyt underwent surgery City; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shafer of
Friday morning at the Salem general Puyallup. Wash., and Mr. and Mrs
j John Penn of Spokane. Mr. Penn
Raymond Gulliford had his tonsils had been attending the mechanics
removed Saturday at Redmond. He convention in Salem and spent the
returned home Sunday noon doing night at the guest ranch before y re-
' turning home.
Entered as eei <>nd-«-laaa matter November 10. IHI at the poet office at
Mill City. Oregon, under the Act of March 3. 147*.
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three for 11 "0
The Enterprise will not be renponelble for more than one Incorrect In
Error» In advertising »hould
l>. report-d Immediately. lilaplay
Richard Cannon injured his foot I The Ike Myers ranch has been . re-
Thursday while working on the T and celving quite a face lifting due to the
H logging operations near Breiten- aid of the Freres and Frank’s D-7
bush. His condition is not serious.
caterpillar ably handled by Ronald
Frankie and Jimmie Marshall of Berry of Gates. Besides much clear -
Portland are here to visit two weeks ing, a drainage ditch has been laid
with their grandparents. Mr. and out and completed under the super
Mrs. Evan Howard.
vision of the Santiam soil conserva
The two small grand-daughters of tion engineer.
Another 2,000 foot
Mr. and Mrs. Barney Johnson spent ditch will be completed later.
the past week with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Merwyn Knox and
Mr. and Mrs. William Eckles and family were recent callers at the
daughter Maxine of Nelson, Nebr.. home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bickett.
and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Eckles of
Hastings, Nebr., came Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Longnecker.
spend a week with their daughter Billie and Mrs. Louie Ray were
and sitser. Mrs. Jerry Pittam and Salem visitors Friday.
family. Sunday the three families Spending the day at the home of
drove to the coast on a sight-seeing Mr. and Mrs. Ike Myers Sunday were
Miss Hester Thorpe and Mrs. Lucy
Mr. and Mrs. James Gordon and Davidson of Gresham and Mrs. Lettie
family spent the weekend in Port- Crabtree of Portland. Other callers
Gordon’s mother, who has were Mr. and Mrs. George Pettingll.
spent the past week with them, re- Mrs. George Pettingil who with her
grandson had been spending several
turned to her home there.
Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. days at their summer home returned
Joe Robertson the past week were his to Portland Sunday.
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and > his
wife of Ver Mr. and ! ««■
Louie Ray and Mr
and Mrs. Carl Longnecker took a trip
Mrs. Walter Reynolds and Mrs. Sunday up the North Santiam high
Carl Schaffer drove to Salem Satur way to the junction of the North and
day on business. Mrs. Reynolds went South Santiam rivers. They returned
on to Portland that night to spend by way of the South Santiam high
Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. way. A picnic dinner was enjoyed
Johnson. She returned Sunday night on the way.
with Paul Hopson who was there to
visit his family.
Thursday guests of Mr. and Mrs. .
Vernon Hallford tnd daughter were
By MRS ALBERT MILLSAP
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson Jr. and j
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Völkel and son
daughter of Astoria
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs El- Jerry drove to Salem Saturday even-
ing to attend the Horace Heidt con
bert Brown were Mr. and Mrs.
Lambert of Salem.
Edward Bronkey of Woodburn
| arrived at the home of his brother-
in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs.
George Ditto, Saturday. He will also
vacation at Breitenbush Hot Springs
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Yarnell and Word has been received here of the
son Phillip, left last Saturday for serious illness of Mrs. Walter Bevier
their vacation. They will visit Mrs. following a stroke last Friday. She is
Yarnell’s sister in Michigan.
hospitalized in Salem.
Mrs. Hazel Austin of N. Mankato, Russ Stafford is at home following
Minn., arrived Monday for a visit a month’s confinement in the Salem
with her brothers and sister and their Memorial hospital as the result of
Her sister is Mrs. Ed a stroke. He is reported to be recover
Cooke and her brothers are Don and ing from the effects of his illness
Miss Gladys Willis of Washington,
D C, visited reecntly with Miss Daisy
Geddes Miss Willis and Miss Geddes
were co-workers in Washington. D.C.
and had not been together for 25
Callers at the home of Mrs. J. R.
Geddes, recently were Mr. and Mrs.
Byron Galonkey, of Portland. Ore.
Mrs. E. Brandeberry of Palo Alto.
Calif., and Mrs. Bob Spence and son
Roger of Salem visited with Miss
Mr. and Mrs. M. Duggan and
daughter Ruth of Willamina, former
ly of Mill City were visitors in town
Mrs. Dick Churchill and children
of Washington. D.C.. were Mill City
was formerly Miss Lulabel Dunivan
of MUI City
Will be at M b Mill City office in the Jenkins Building
Thursday afternoons 1 to 8 p m.
Also Thursday evenings by Appointment.
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