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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 17, 1950)
August 17, 1950
»_THF MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
Children’s Bill Held
Vital to Schools
To Get Children
Ready for School
Increased costs and devaluated dol
lars have made necessary an increase
in the basic school fund, Mrs. Jen
The county school superintendent’s nelle Moorhead, state president of the
Office advises all parents of school Oregon Congress of Parents and
age children to prepare them for en Teachers, said this week, in opening
tering school on the opening day this the drive for the children’s bill to be
acted on by voters this fall.
The compulsory education law
"The measure on which the voters
states that EVERY parent or guar will pass adds $30 per census child
dian be held responsible for and re to the funds to be apportioned by the
quired to send all children of school state to all local school districts,”
age under tehir control, to school Mrs. Moorhead said.
bill, intended to provide about half
If for any reason any parent or the operating cost of schools from
guardian is in doubt about the law, state sources, missed the mark be-
additional information can be se oause of increased costs and devalu
cured from your local school officials ated dollars.”
The proposal to increase the basic
or the county school office in Salem
for schools in Marion county and in school support fund was referred to
the voters by large majorities in both
Albany for schools in Linn county.
The Enterprise has been informed houses of the legislature. While the
that parents’ responsibility ends with measure technically msut be enacted
getting children ready for school. It as a state property tax, actually the
is the duty of the school district to funds expended thus far have all
provide proper transportation for come from the state income tax, sup
Children who live too far from school porters of the bill argue.
Only by voting 306 X Yes, they say,
can the state income tax provide ad
ditional public school support and re
No man can live piously or die lieve property taxes in the local
righteously, without a wife.—Richter school districts.
in the Oregon Journal.
"Purpose of the Basic School bill
is twofold. It would carry out the
mandate of the state constitution
that the state help provide a uniform
I system of public schools. Secondly,
it would not make school districts
entirely dependent upon local proper
ty values for operating funds,”
recently organized Children's
I committee maintains.
The committee points out that
alysis of records of children in Ore
gon indicate the school population
1 will nearly double in the next ten
years. In that period, they point out,
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the state will need 9,000 more classes
and 230,000 more desks. The 9,000
added classes would make necessary
9,000 more teachers.
Under present laws school districts
must build the class-rooms and buy
the desks on funds from local dis
trict property taxes. Supporters of
the basic school bill believe that local
taxes should not be called upon for
, the full load of operating costs in
addition to the building program ex
pense. They believe that the type of
school program should not depend on
the wealth of the local district.
Effects of sub-standard schools do
not stop at the school district line,
they point out.
Just as a sound
• Don’t expect your Phy
sician to perform mira
foundation must support every build
cles. Remember, it takes
ing that is to stand the ravages of
more time and effort to
time so must the child who is to be
climb uphill than to coast
an asset to the state have a sound
down! Your patience and
full co-operation are es
sential to rapid recovery.
CARD OF THANKS
I wish to express my sincere thanks
to all those whose efforts in fighting
the fire at the Golden Cycle mill this
month prevented the blaze from
reaching my house.
wish to thank the Mill City fire de
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ partment, my neighbors and passers
by who reported and fought the fire.
F irst B ucket O f C oncrete
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Dignitaries from throughout the state visited the Canyon area early this
month as the first concrete was placed at Detroit Dani.
scenes from the Capital Journal show the highlights of the first placing
At top right is shown the gathering at the speaker's platform at the
side of Highway 222. In a few minutes these people were to watch the
Mr. and Mrs Lynn Stover and Bob
bie Ellen of Compton. Calif., left for
their home Sunday morning follow
ing a two week's visit with relatives.
Fred Gnuschke, Morris Howe, and
Dick Shultz spent Saturday and Sun
day at the Prineville rodeo.
Dinner guests at the Lowell Cree
home Tuesday evening were Mrs. J
M Dickinson, Mr. and Mrs. O. W.
Gorton and Dale of Salem.
Sunday. August 20. members of
I the Cree family will hold their annual
re-union at the Stayton city park.
A basket lunch will be served at noon
followed by a business meeting, pro
gram and sports.
A group of Mill City young people
will go by bus Thursday evening to
Portland to hear Evangelist Billy
William Chase. Aurora, spent last
I Wednesday with his grandparents.
Dr and Mrs. David J. Ferguson.
Mrs. Glenn Pike from Michigan left
for her home Tuesday after visiting
I several weeks with Mr. and Mrs Les
Mrs. Arthur Kriever and Betsy
spent Friday in Portland shopping,
Mrs. Ida Kirk of Loleta, Calif. was
i;» visitor at the George Cree home
Mrs Tommie Craig has taken over
METHODIST OFFICERS MEET
A meeting of officers and teachers
of the Lyons Methodist Sunday
school was held at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Willard Hartnell Tuesday
evening to select new teachers, to
discuss the meeting place for the
teen-agers, and to make plans for
the Sunday school picnic which is to
be held Sunday August 27. The lo
cation of the picnic will be decided
upon later, At the close of the meet-
ing Mrs. Hartnell served ice cream
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cooke and Donna
and Carol drove to the coast over
the weekend to take Mrs. Cooke’s
sister. Mrs. Hazel Austin to view the
Pacific ocean and the many scenic
spots around Otter Rock and Depoe
Bay Mrs. Austin will be leaving this
Sunday evening on her return trip to
Mankato, Minn., where she is em
ployed on the staff of the state
management of Oleson’s dress shop
Miss Frances Caraway and Louis
Foreman of Portland spent the week
end at the Frank Caraway home.
Spending the weekend with her son
Burton Boroughs and family
Mrs. M Buroughs of Eugene.
Mr. and Mrs. F H Hollyman
twin babies have moved back to
City fqnm Monmouth where Holly
man has been attending summer
first bucket (shown immediately below) glide high above the canyon
floor carrying the first of mon' than two hundred thousand bucketfuls
of concrete for the gigantic structure. Governor Douglas McKay of
Oregon (»•enter) Is pictured alongside the bucket as it rented on tern»
firma prior to its first plunge into the depths of the canyon. With the
governor are Col. O. E. Walsh (left) and Col. Donald S. Burns (right)
of the corps of engineers.
Blowing the whistle which signalled the
placing of the first concrete is Jim Myers, CBI powder foreman, in the
picture in the lower right hand comer. Closeup scenes of the lower
most recesses of the hollowed-out river floor are shown to the left. In
the lower-left hand corner the bucket has completed its first trip and is
discharging the first concrete. Col. C. C. Davis, resident-engineer at
Detroit Dam Is at the lower left in the foreground in the picture of the
(Photos courtesy Capital Journal)
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