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Vol. VI—No. 54
MILL CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY, Al Gl ST 24. 1950
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It’s much later than you think!
In view of the fast changing inter*
.national situation, the world crisis is
moving closer to Mill City.
Due to the fact that a substantial
number of industries and small towns
throughout Oregon have asked for
specific information for procedure
for participating in defense produc
tion, Senators Cordon and Morse have
Band Instruction May
arranged an industrial mobilization
meeting to be held in Portland on
Be Given for Local
Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Resident of Mill City
High School Students
A team of government men will
Lloyd Wood, 51, of Bend died Sun
conduct the session. The team will
Mill City public schools will hold
day afternoon In the Bend hospital
be headed by Harry Blythe, chief in
their first day of classes of the 1950-
following a heart attack.
dustrial mobilization planning and
1951 school year on Tuesday. Sept.
Wood was a former resident of ■ 5. Vernon 8. Todd, superintendent of
advisor to the chairman of munitions
Mill City. He is survived by his ! schools, announced this week.
board, and Commander Philip Ashler,
widow, Mary, of Bend, a son, Donald,
Registration of elementary pupils
chief small business division of the
of Bend; a granddaughter; his par ■ will be held a week from Tuesday,
department of defense. Others on
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wood of the first day of school, at 9 a.m.
the team are being selected, but will
Mill City, and a step-brother, Jack First graders may register at any
undoubtedly represent the military
time between 9 and 12 noon.
Colburn of Mill City
service, the department of commerce
Birth certificates of first graders
and the Reconstruction Finance Cor
must be presented at registration
time if possible. No child whose 6th
birthday is after November 15 can
This is an area meeting to which
be accepted This age limitation is
we in the North Santiam canyon
established by state law and is en-
have been specifically invited. There
’ foreed in both Marion and Linn coun-
will be delegations from all over the
state of Oregon as well as from the
Elementary school teachers in
Evidence that industrial decentral clude: Miss Evangelyn Shattuck,
business centers of adjoining states.
i Forest Hollyman, and John Jubb in
This meeting is URGENT. If those
towns is in prospect was presented the upper grades; Mis. Clyde Rogers.
business men up and down the can
at Tuesday's meeting of the Mill City Mrs. Earl Loucks, Mrs. Herbert
yon will please register immediately
Schunk, Miss Alice Smith, William
chamber of commerce.
with George Steffy, chairman of the
Poole, Herbert Schunk and Earl
Chairman of the industrial commit Loucks
industrial committee of the Mill City
in the intermediate grades;
chamber of commerce, it will be sin
ANOTHER VIEW OF THE DAMSITE—How does Detroit Dam look to the men who man the quarry high on tee George Steffy told of his commit and Mrs. Catherine Lyons, Mrs. Lloyd
cerely appreciated. It is imperative
the southern slopes of the dam area? From that d'zzy height one can pick out the ribbon of the North tee’s contact with federal authorities Sletto, Miss Sigrun Grimstad, Miss
Santiam highway well toward the top of the picture, the rushing river and the arrow Is pointing to what's who are showing interest in this re Joan Cox, Miss Zeta Prichard and
that we obtain as large a delegation
missing but which will rise in a few years—Detroit Dam itself. The jaw and gyrator crushers are in the gion. Concrete evidence of this in Miss Golda Henry in the primary
as possible from the communities
immediate foreground. The conveyor belt stretches a 'ross the gulch, and nine aggregate cribs hug the hill terest is found in an invitation ex grades. Mr. Todd is elementary
that make up the North Santiam
side at the left of the picture.
(Photo Courtesy Capital Journal)
tended to the local chamber and in school principal
High school students will register
terested persons of the canyon area
Telephone George Steffy at 2622 or
beginning next Monday with seniors
at his residence in the evening, 305.
and freshmen scheduled to register.
National Security Resources board On Tuesday, August 29, sophomores
"I expect to have business men
planned for Portland on Sept. 8.
from every community in the canyon
will register and on Wednesday, jun
All high school
This meeting precedes the canyon iors will sign up.
telephone me," Steffy said. “We will
wide dinner meeting of business and students must register between 9
have transportation available.”
professional men by four days. It is a m. and 12 noon on the three days.
The Mill City chamber of com
Mehama — After two charges of
If enough high school students are
hoped that a member of the board
merce’s industrial committee has Three hours of drouth will herald dynamite had exploded harmlessly,
intci'st. il. Mr Loucks will instruct
This week is moving week for Mill I can attend the local meeting.
been in contact with the National the end of the six-weeks-long project Gordon Olson, 22, approached his City's new physician. William L.
band. Loucks has had wide experi
Security Resources board since the 1 to bring city water to an area in mining claim in the mountains east Teutsch Jr. M.D.
"Ticket sales for the dinner are ence with Instrumental music as a
first of the year.
exceeding expectations,” Steffy an member of bands, as private instruc
of here at 2:18 p m. Monday.
northwestern Mill City.
Dr. and Mrs. Teutsch moved into nounced. "The auditorium of the tor and as director of both high
Water will be off in Mill City from
their Mill City home Tuesday but is high school should be packed to cap school and grade school bands.
11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday night and set exploded. He was killed in still in the process of getting estab acity.”
On the high school staff are: Har
1 Saturday morm.ig as a new valve stantly.
lished in his brand new office on Wartime necessity may force the rison T. Caughey, principal; Mrs.
Edith Maxell. Miss Hdpe Baney,
is installed which will regulate the
Broadway. The building is finished,
of darn-building for ir i Frederic
Rugh, Burton Boroughs and
flow of water enabliig repairs to be Amalgamated mines where extensive but will be not fully equipped for abandonment
made in one part of towm without mining operations have been going several weeks.
water being shut off all over the on for the past two years.
Meanwhile, beginning Monday, Dr.
With Oregon's 85th Annual Oregon
Olson, who was a native of Minne Teutsch will accept emergency calls ating power, members of the cham
ber learned from information pre
State Fair opening Labor Day, Sep
Dr. sented by Steffy.
This week workmen of the Moun sota. staked his claim in the moun at his residence, phone 6602.
tember 4th. things are shaping up
is a general practitioner in Thus it appears that the crisis in
for an impressive show at Salem, ac tain States company slashed through survived by hi« father in Minnesota Teutsch
terested in serving the entire com world affairs is more likely to en
cording to fair manager Leo G. Spitz- ' the rocky terrain near the sharp and a brother and a sister in Cali munity.
He is a graduate of Oregon courage rather than discourage the
"suicide" curve laying the last pipe
State college and the University of building of Detroit dam
prior to linking up the new north fornia.
More people than ever before are western city water line with the
Oregon medical school. He served as Among prominent people already Announcement was made last week
expected for the week long show by main line.
by the Oregon state civil service com
an army physician for two years.
1 planning to attend the dinner-meet mission that open-competitive exam
fair officials, and bigger exhibits are
ing are Judge Grant Murphy of Ma
in store for them. Built around the Officials of the Mountain States
I has five rooms including a treatment rion county and District Engineer inations are to be given throughout
theme of Oregon’s agricultural and 'company indicate completion of the
room, an x-ray room and darkroom, Col. Donald S. Burns of the corps of Oregon soon.
industrial development, the fair will project will mean increased pressure
The classes listed for examination
examination room and a reception engineers.
provide an impressive display of Ore and improve service to water users
are retail store clerk, starting salary
room. The office was built by the
$195; engineering aide, starting sal
Two to three thousand more hop CBI for the doctor. However, he is
The project got underway the 5th and bean pickers are needed as a purchasing it on a rental-purchase
With livestock entries now closed,
ary $200; and field auditor, starting
it appears that 5.000 head of the of July. Since then 2,300 feet of six- serious labor shortage has developed plan.
salary $270. From the retail store
state’s premium livestock will be on inch pipe and 2 180 feet of four-inch in the Independence area.
1 clerk test, open to men only, will be
The CBI erected the building in
display in the barns Poultry and pipe has been installed replacing Peak picking in the bean fields this order to encourage a physician to I
established a register from which
rabbit entries will close next Sunday 1.700 feet of two-inch pipe and 100 year coincides with the start of the 'settle in the canyon. One more doc-'
positions in state-owned retail liquor
with minor classifications closing feet of one-inch pipe. Four fire hy early hop harvest and finds that vir . tor would thus be available to handle
stores will be filled. These positions,
*►' drants. 1.000 feet apart, were also tually every grower still needs addi 1 any emergency which might arise at , No opposition was voiced at the as with engineering aide and field
August 17 hearing in Salem to the auditor jobs, are located in all parts
The exhibition buildings, newly installed.
the Detroit dam project.
painted and repaired, will be crowded The new line extends to a point Senator Dean Walker, one of this Dr. Teutsch emphasizes that he is proposed boost in bus fares to the of the state.
Applications may be obtained from
with display from Oregon manufac near the Frank Rada home from area's leading growers, pointed out not sponsored by any group, that he Detroit damsite.
turers. Farm machinery dekiers will which it branches out to Martin’s that pickers can count on at least is entering the community as a gen- The Hammond Stage lines intro any local office of the Oregon state
have larger displays than previously, trailer court and Beebe’s apartments another month of steady work As eral practitioner in medicine and sur duced testimony indicating the com employment service or by writing to
as will Oregon's farm organizations. on one line and to the Coville prop soon as the bean and early hop har gery. He is an independent physi pany had suffered a $1.429 lose in State Civil Service Commission, 102
Racing superintendent Chas. A. erty near the city limits on the other. vests are completed the late hops cian.
His success in Mill City de transporting persons to and from the Public Service budding, Salem.
Evans is milling an overflowing list An estimated eleven new custom will be ready for picking. This year, pends on the support he obtains from ' dam area from January through
of racing entries, with a full program ers will be served by the new line.
July. Only in March and May did
he said, there will be no period be local citizens.
of the northwest’s top horses. Stall
they make a profit, the evidence in It’s Cool This Summer
tween the early and late harvest, as
space at Lone Oak track is at a
has sometimes been the case in the
premium, with the best horses clos
A ruling by the state public utili Lyons Woman Says
ing at Longacres and due in for the
ties commissioner on the proposed
Both the bean and hop crops are
Mn G. O. Hutchinson of Lyons
fair’s racing meet.
boosts is due in about a week The
good this year, with the hop yield
There’ll be plenty of entertainment
hearing last Thursday was held be ■ recently returned from an extended
With hop picker’s
at the fair Free vaudeville acts are
fore that body.
The boost would trip to Kansas visiting relatives she
wages set at four cents a pound, an
on the midway every afternoon, with
Mehama Prior to the forest clos all-time high, excellent earnings are Indications that the Canyon area raise the price of twelve one-way had not seen for 25 years and old
(Continued on page 5)
ure order, some of the local logging being made by those already in the may receive funds from federal special commutation books for trans friends from her childhood days.
companies were feeling the pinch of fields Conditions in the beans pre sources to ease the staggering load portation between Mill City and the She reports that it has been the
coolest summer known in Kansas in
a labor shortage, with timber fallers sent much the same picture
on local school districts occasioned damsite from $3 to $4 50. The $3 the twentieth century. It rained al
and buckers mostly in demand.
Employment information on this by the building of Detroit dam were charge for the same number of
Western Woods, operating above area is available through either the seen in yesterday’s news from the tickets for commuters between Gates most every day she was there. Five
Freres old mill, left word with Jack Independence Hop Growers office or nation's capital.
and the damsite would be unaffected inches fell one evening in an hour.
She also witnessed a cyclone which
Alloway, local pool hall operator, to the Independence branch of the farm
The senate labor committee ap by the requested change in fares.
Lyons TWA meeting 2. d Friday.
caused slight damage
send up any man that could "even labor office.
proved a bill Wednesday which would Commuters from Lyons and Me Two years ago a cyclone struck
use a jack knife.”
provide federal aid to school districts
the cemetery near her old home and
It was also told that Dick Schot-
hard hit by federal government activ tickets under the proposed rates ble wdown all the tomb-stones of a4y
thoeffer. logging further on up the
while those from Salem, Turner, I height.
Softball at 3 p.m. Mill City
At a picnic in the lovely
North Fork was purchasing new Clearing Bids Sought
The house has already passed a Aumsville. Sublimity and Salem 10-acre park at Independence, »the
power saws in the hope of getting
On Detroit Project
wind proved it could still hold Its
Lions club meeting.
men to run them.
record up ax windy Kansas
A F. 4 A.M. No. 180 stated meet Until recently the Wilson log^f ig Col Donald S Burns of the corps Under the proposed law assistance I
Since »he has returned home, Mrs.
company of Mehama had a full crew of engineers announced recently in would be given under two conditions:
ing third Monday.
1. If the school population has In Twenty-Eight Sign Up
Hutchinson has been visited by her
brother C. F. Blanpied of Denver,
cently hurt A bucker, Gib Wagner, acres of timberlanda In the Detroit creased greatly because of federal
Softball at 6 p.m Mill City
who. with his family has been on a
To Serve As Observers
and two more of the cutting Dam sector will be opened on Sep installations tn the area.
Chamber of Commerce 8 p m
2. If tax revenues for school dis
tour of British Columbia.
Women « club 8 p.m. 1st, 3rd Tues
persons have signed
The war scare. draft, aircraft and The acreage is divided into two trict purposes have been reduced be up Twenty-eight
to serve as obeerver» for the Mill
ship yards resuming work, and the tracts of 280 and 510 acres respec cause of governmental acquisition of City observation poet. Mrs Lee Bas MILL CITY CENSUS 1795
land and other property, taking it off
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p m Detroit dam in full swing in this area tively
Mill City is now officialy the large-
sett reported thia week.
at Detroit school building.
est eity on Highway 222 -the short
is blamed for the shortage of work The 280-acre tract is south of the the tax roll
This puts the local group an even est route from Salem or Portland to
Lions club auxiliary 8:30, 4th Wed. ers.
Santiam area and the 510-acre tract
dozen short of its goal of forty. The Bend and on down to California.
Santiam Rebekah 155- 1st and 3rd
is northwest of the Breitenbush river. THEATRE GIVING MATINEE
more who sign up, the leas the burden
Preliminary census figure» re
Wed. at 8 p m.
The Mill City theatre will present will fall on any one person. Mr» Bas leased last week placed the total pop
OUTDOOR FIREPLACE FOR CITY a special children's matinee Satur sett said
ulation of Mill City at 1,795. Stayton
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs
An outdoor fireplace is being built day at 2 p.m. according to Bob Ve-
Persona interested in assisting this with 1,529 inhabitants is the second
Gates PT A 1st Thursday 8 p.m.
vital defense work have been asked
Alfred Olmstead of Mill City at of the Lion'« club. The fireplace is In addition to regular features, a to contact Mrs Bassett at the Moun largest city on the highway.
Garden club fourth Thursday
Mill City had 530 inhabitants In
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday Salem Memorial hospital on Satur 1 being built of Loe-Bloc donated by cowboy picture, a jungle film and tain States office or to see Police Marion county and 1,155 residents in
Softball at 6 p m Mill City
Mill City Schools Prepare
To Open September 5th
Small Towns May
Figure in Crisis
Charge of Dynamite
Kills Yeung Miner
To Serve All
Salen. Preparing For
85th State Fair
State Civil Service
Wants Hop Pickers
Boost In Commuter
Shortage of Labor
Hits Logging Firms
Moy Help Canyon