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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1950)
■THE MILL ( IT Y ENTERPRISE
Lost: J. R. Watkins’
Man Nobody Knows
Loop in Play
First Whiff of Foil Felt
Footballs to Float Soon
Volunteers were still being sought The first 3ign of fall has hit Mill
this week to man the Mill City ob City.
Coach Burton Buroughs of the Mill
but the Mill City Enterprise doesn’t The champion Teamsters of the De servation post for the western air City
high school football team an
have its "J.R.Watkins” despite Sher troit Dam league picked up where
this week that the first
lock Holmes tactics to unravel the they left off in their entry into the | Chief observer Mrs. Lee Bassett
1 practice session of the season will be
mystery of who wrote the letter we Mill City Soft Ball league by defeat-, said yesterday . that about half
held Wednesday, August 30, actual
published in our August 8 issue.
ing the newly formed Swingsters |
practice time to be announced later
In that Mr. "Watkins” sent his club 10 to 6 in the curtain raiser of
High school prospects will be
A fish weighing five pounds and letter by registered mail, we did like the new league, Sunday afternoon.
up, she said, the less the burden will
Sparked by a seven run uprising in
issued equipment on Monday and
fall on each person.
the fifth inning the Mill City Fire five ounces was entered this week in wise. Instead of a letter though, we
Mill City’s Firemen drubbed the
men thundered on to a 14 to 7 con the rivers division of the trout derby sent the Mill City Enterprise . (one Graveyard club by the football score About 20 persons had signed up Tuesday. August 28 and 29, at 7:30
quest of the CBI "night crawlers” of
issue only) duly registered. Never of 14 to 7 in winning the second con and were available, Mrs. Bassett said. p.m. in the high school building.
the Graveyard shift Tuesday night Tyrus S. Brown of Route 1, Dallas, has any issue of any newspaper trav test of the new league.
Twice that number would make a
DETROIT DAM LEAGUE
in their opening game in the newly caught the trout with grasshopper eled in such fine style.
! fine team. Further word as to when
activated Mill City softball league
bait on the Deschutes river last Sat This week that neatly wrapped Rules under which the Mill City the training period would be has not Final Standings:
softball league is operating are as been received.
Until that point in the ball game, urday. It was the largest fish in the parcel returned marked "unclaimed”. fololws:
Teamsters ________ 9
the Graveyard club had dominated rivers division to be caught this year. Evidently our Mr. "Watkins” doesn’t 1. Each team will furnish its own Persons interested in assisting this REOS ...................
the play though the Firemen drew It was 26% inches long.
know where the Salem post office is equipment, except the bases which I vital defense program were asked to CBI Engineers
first blood in the second inning with Walt Nicholson of Mill City turned and the Salem post office doesn't will be those owned by the Team contact Mrs. Bassett at the Mountain Shavers .......... ............ 3
a two-run splurt.
in three fine catches from Marion know where Mr. “Watkins” is. It's sters and the engineers. These bases States office or to see Police Chief Operations
The Graveyard club came right lake. Over the weekend, Walt col a shame, too, that he won't be able are the responsibility of the home King.
back in the bottom of the Becond with lected fish weighing 1 lb. 5 ounce, 1 to see his fine literary effort in black team and are to be left at Meander I _____________________________ __
a pair of tallies, the most spectacular lb. 7 ounces and 1 lb. 11% ounces and and white.
Inn at the end of each game. The pins
of which was Al Haunor*s home run extending 15% inches, 16 Inches and So our "J. R. Watkins” continues can be left in place on the field.
A three run rally in the bottom of 17% Inches, respectively. He used to be the mystery of the year. Too 2. Each team will furnish one new
the third shoved the Graveyard club single egg bait.
bad, too, we’d make a nice team official softball and an umpire for
into a 5 to 2 lead and another In the The Mill City Tavern’s contest will tracking down criminals. You know. each game. The game balls should
SPRAY OR BRUSH
fourth Inning gave the team a four continue until the end of fishing sea Sherlock Holmes’ Watson was always not be used prior to game time, nor
SIGNS ANY SIZE ------
run edge before the Firemen rapped son. There are two divisions in the complaining about the dangers and should they be used for infield warm
Graveyard hurler B. Moore for seven contest, a rivers division and a lakes the risks his friend was taking, but up during the game.
GET YOUR FREE ESTIMATE NOW FOR INTERIOR
he always went along. Our"Watkins” I 3. Game time on Sundays is at 3
hits and seven runs in the fifth. As division.
DECORATING. 10% LESS FOR WORK BOOKED FOR
things turned out, that was the ball
showed a great deal of promise. We’ll I p.m., second game starts at 6 p.m.
RAINY SEASON AND WINTER MONTHS.
game. Five big runs in the sixth put
Game time on weekdays is at 6 p.m.
the game on Ice for the blaze bat-
It's a cinch the Enterprise without except that all firemen's games will.
a "Watkins" won't be the same. start at 6:30 p.m. A team that causes
School boards and public officials the game to start 15 minutes late
Burnett Cole, Fireman left fielder,
Phone 3215 or Write Box 607, Mill City
seem now at the mercy of our wicked I will lose by forfeit unless both man
dominated both defensive and offen-
pen which just won't behave. So agers agree on a postponement.
sive play during the evening.
Five men from the canyon area defenseless they are. Nobody but 75 4. Managers of the teams con-
made two spectacular catches in the
outfield that robbed Graveyard bats were listed among those ordered to per cent of the voters ever supports . cerned will reschedule their own
I postponed games.
men of extra base hits and made a : report for physical examinations to- them!
I 5. Each manager will be entrusted
total of three hits to garner more 1 day prior to reporting for active duty
The men are all
to use only those players considered
blngles than any other player during with the army.
legal., i.e., not using outsiders for
the game. C. Stewart, D. Stewart J members of the Army reserves.
some crucial game, etc.
and Ditter of the Firemen each col One member of the Naval Reserve. Oregon Travels at Rate
6. The pitcher’s mound will be the
lected two base hits as did Al Haunor (¡MM2 Kenneth W. Knotts of Mill Qf SeVCII ACCidetltS
rubber plate 46 ft. from home plate.
and Ted Thompson of the Graveyard City, has been ordered to report on
7. The home team is responsible for
team. Cole and Wiltse banged out Monday, August 28, to the Seattle Per Hour On
getting the field in shape one half
doubles for the Firemen while Moore, | receiving station for active duty.
Thompson and John Hanson made The army men, have been directed Almost every day sees a fatal acci hour before game time.
two baggers for the night crawlers. | to report to Portland today. From dent on Oregon streets and high I 8. The home team gets the choice
D. Stewart collected the game's only Portland they will go to Fort Lewis ways, the state traffic safety division I of batting or fielding first.
for physical examinations. Follow reported this week.
Team managers are:
R H E ing their examinations they return The phrase “death takes a holiday”
i It’» New!
020 075 0—14 15 2 to await notice to report for active certainly does not hold true in the
traffic accident picture, the division
023 110 0— 7 11 3 duty.
Instead, it should read
Kelly’s Lumber—R. Kelly.
Batteries: C. Stewart and Arm- SFC Alexander G. Molner and SFC asserted.
Perry E. Clipfell of Mehama, Cpl. "Death never takes a holiday”.
strong; Moore and Thompson
Where Friend» Meet
Lloyd H. Schonenauer and Pfc. Peter Backing up its statement, the divi
A. Etzel of Route 1, Stayton and Pfc. sion said that in 1949 — assuming
On Highway 222, Linn County Side
GAMES TIHS WEEK
Charles M. Stewart of Mill City are traffic deaths averaged one each day CITY NAMES INSPECTOR
Today: Kelly's vs. Firemen at 6:30. the men receiving orders.
—only 11 days were free of a traffic Frank Hunter was named building i
George ‘Sparky’ Ditter
Sunday: Swingsters vs. Engineers
. fatality. Total accidents last year inspector of the city of Mill City this I
at 3 p.m.
Approximately 34 million passenger reached 64,754. This figure, the divi month replacing Bob Ven ess
Tuesday: Firemen vs. Teamsters at cars are registered in the United sion said, represents 177.4 accidents
States. Of those, 18 million were every day or slightly more than 7
Wednesday: Kelly’s vs. Engineers produced from January 1, 1940 to accidents every hour
at 6 p.m.
February 10, 1942.
In the first seven months of this
I year, preliminary reports have upped
traffic fatalities to 194. an average
of one death every 26 hours.
With three big holidays still ahead
— Labor Day. Thanksgiving and
[ Christmas - as well as the usually
| heavy accident months of November
and December, Oregon’s fatalities
could easily top recent years unless
motorists drive with extreme cau
tion and courtesy, the division said.
"Death never takes a holiday."
Five Pound Fish
Entered in Contest
Painting and Papering
Call Bill Obershaw
Six Local Men
EVERY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
(X>ME KA Kl.Y TO INSURE A T ABLE
Operating on Daylight .Having Time
Benefits for the present-day serv
iceman and his dependents ranging
from the new armed forces pay scale
to legal protection under the soldiers
I and sailors civil relief act, are ex-
| pained in a special news letter now
| being published by the Oregon de
partment of Veterans’ Affairs.
The new pay scale adopted in 1949
makes no provision for family allow
ances in the lower pay grades Con-
I gress has under consideration a bill
to correct this inequity. Families of
servicemen may obtain emergency
medical treatment through armed
forces hospitals. There is no longer
available the home town maternity
and Infant care received by families
of servicemen in the lower pay
grades during World War IT.
Benefits explained in the publica
1. War time rates of compensa
tion for disability and death Incurred
as a "direct result of armed conflict."
A widow with one child, for example,
whose husband was killed in the
Korean fighting would receive $105
A soldier 100 percent
disabled in action would receive $150
2. New NSLI insurance up to $10 -
000 even though the serviceman had
surrendered his converted NSLI for
World War II service for its cash
3. Re-employment rights upon re
turn from service as provided in the
selective service act and Oregon law
4. Federal and state civil service
5. The soldiers and sailors civil re
Les s Tavern
cup of coffee
It was fire weather in the
It was one of
those days when a fire could
be started simply by dragging
one log across another.
A messenger was dispatched
to warn crews in the logging
area to halt operations.
He »topped for a few min
utes along the way for a cup
of coffee. That coffee cost that
Yes, a tinder dry forest is
Had the message the boy
carried that dry summer day
been delivered five minutes
earlier, it would have pre
easy prey for a fire. That's
why modern communications
are used nowadays to warn
logging companies when the
relative humidity gets below a
vented the outbreak of a fire
which burned over thousands
one should be careful in the
of acres of America'« finest vir
gin timber. The fire broke out
woods. Don't take chances
just before he got there.
That’s why every
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