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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 31, 1950)
State Fair Opens
On Labor Day
T he MILL CITY
The Oregon Stote Fair opens Labor
Day, September fourth in Salem.
Here's a roundup of what's going to
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ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY' — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF X ATI RE S EMPIRE
Agriculture: With more entries
than ever before, livestock bams are
MILI. CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY, AUGUST 81, 1950
crowded to capacity. Marion County
$2.50 a Year. 5c a Copy
Agent Ben Newell, in charge of
dairy cattle, said there is a surpris
ingly large number of dairy goats,
as well as cows. All classifications
Again in 1950 the state-owned
are well filled, and there’ll be almost
radio service KOAC (550 kc) will
5 000 head present.
‘give comprehensive coverage to the
Judging will open Monday at 9 a m.
Oregon State fair. The entire staff
and will continue through Wednes-
I of the state station will participate
day. Officials in charge Edwin Rid-
[during the week to make twice-daily
der, Sherwood, in charge of hogs,
broadcasts (1:00 to 2:00 p.m. and
Ben Newell, Dairy cattle, and C. L.
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.) truly representa
Simons, Silverton of beef cattle.
tive of the annual event. Program
J.J. Thompson of Salem handles the
staff members participating in the
¡broadcasts will include James M.
Poultry and rabbits will be judged
Morris, program manager, Arnold
on the Sunday preceding the fair.
Ebert, Eleanor Woodson, Elizabeth
Monday morning of this week saw
botson. Clinton Gruber. James Jack-
Land products will have a well
By the end of August many of
a large gathering of officials of the
son. Robert Kellogg. James Nelson, Oregon’s Douglas fir sawmills will
populated show, as will the county
Don Somerville, and Fred Gleeson. be closed down tight or operating CBI in Mill City on their way to an
exhibits. Counties entered to date
In addition E. A. Britton, former only a part of each week because inspection trip of the Detroit dam.
are Lane, Marion, Crook, Linn Jef
| director of farm programs, will re 'of the most severe freight car short A board meeting of Consolidated
ferson, Hodd River, Harney, Douglas,
Builders Inc. had been arranged
join the staff for the week of State age in the history of the state.
Coos, Curry, Polk, Yamhill and Tilla
' Fair to assist with agricultural
Already some mills have cut down some months ago to be held at the
¡coverage of the event.
to three and four days a week. The time pouring of concrete was under
Four-H; The younger generation
West Coast Lumbermen's Association way. At this time the contractors
will be well represented in Four-H
have poured over 10.360 yards of
estimates the loss in wages to saw
and FFA competition.
mill employees will run into the
thousand youngsters will have en
Russell Hoffman, CBI engineer in
tries in a full list
charge of operations informs us that
in both groups.
to $40 millions of dollars in lost this unit of cable way towers is the
Exhibits: There’ll be a full exhibit
most efficient in operation anywhere.
of farm machinery along machinery
Because of the reported ‘‘hot bear
row. The machinery shed will be
ings" on the cable way, many rumors
well filled, as will the open area ad
special had been flying, about the hurried
committee on car supply, said the visit of Edgar F. Kaiser and other
Other Oregon dealers will have
supply of empty cars moving into officials of the CBI coming to shake
displays of their products. Promi
Oregon has dwindled rapidly since] down the "trouble" at the damsite,
nent among them will be shows by
from the Ledger-
the freight car shortage first began
The Mill City Garden clubs first to be felt in June. Ordinarily, when wood contracting company, who ln-
Oregon Lumber firms, and the Kai
annual show is over and has been a movement of perishable farm crops , stalled the cable way towers have
ser-Frazer Corp., who'll unveil their
big success. The public was invited begins in late August of each year a had their engineers here replacing
new Henry J. in an impressive dis
to display their cut flowers, plants temporary car shortage occurs, but some bearings that had given trouble
] and arrangements in the recreation the shortage this year has lasted but the shake-down operation that
Entertainment. There’s a full as
hall of the Presbyterian church on longer and has been more damaging goes with new equipment is proving
sortment at the fair this year.
August 24th. Several towns people and of greater severity than ever satisfactory and the "bugs" are being
Twice daily there’ll be free vaude
joined club members to make this a
cleared out until no more "hot" bear
ville acts on the midway, at 11 a.m.
good show and were rewarded by
and 7 p.m. The Salem Muncipal
Nutting also said the West Coast ings are anticipated.
i winning prize ribbons.
Sand, official Fair Band, will play i
Those attending the meeting rep
Lumbermen's association traffic de
Mrs M. C .Cline was general chair partment had developed every pos resenting companies interested in
.oncert daily as well as accompan«-
men for this event and was ably sible car-saving device to increase CBI operations were: Les Rogers and
assisted by several club members.
Les Copeland of Bates and Rogers
the number of available cars.
Every evening except Sunday the
Construction Co., A. H. Ayers of
Judging the flowers were Mrs. W.
horse show and rodeo will be pre-
Utah Construction Co., Henry Gill
G. Stellmecher of Tangent. Mrs.
sented in the horse stadium. Chris-
of Walsh Construction Co.. Ben Cook
View of the cable way tower in use at the Detroit dam project on the
Ward Ingle. Stayton, and Mrs Elmer
tensen Brothers Rodeo will be at-
I and Henry Dick of General Construc-
south wall of the canyon. This cable way is capable of lifting a load
Taylor of Mehama.
tended by leading cow punchers,
of 25 tons of concrete and placing it anywhere within the dam base. It
II ion Co., Gil Shea of Shea Construc-
with points won here counting
Mrs. Stellmecher gave a talk on
is the hearings used in this tower 1> -coming "hot" that has been causing
tion Co., G. Swigert of Pacific Bridge
heavily toward the national title.
some trouble until they become broke in. A niuiiber have had to be
I Co., and
McEachern of ________
The northwest's outstanding harses
replaced. However, the operation lias been meeting all expectations and
will be on display in the show ring,
p<.uring of conc rete is ahead of the mapped out schedule at this date,
The number of men working on the
help, in future shows.
ac-coniir i; t R: ■--•■11 Hoffman, CBI engineer in charge of operations.
competing for the horse show tro-
/project has not chang-1 for >me
(Photo Courtesy Capital Journal)
:om, .ring f :
huruè show tropies. " N
A food sale carried on in the hallj 1 Goaded by long continued disre
'time now with about 800 employed.at
phies. Harrison Cutler is in charge.
during the afternoon brought in ■ ver gard for the load limit law evidenced
The quarry started
I $35 to the Garden club treasury.
The Follies is a swiftly moving two
by log haulers, the State Highway I operating with two shifts until the
Several ladies from other clubs in Commission at its meeting in Port
hour show featuring a cast of 70 in
¡stock pile has been built up to where
the canyon attended this show. Scio land August 21 - 22. lowered the
12 water and 10 stage acts. Head
j one shift is all that is needed to keep
and Lyons being well represented.
lined by outstanding singing and
boom on 19 log haulers, cancelling J it about normal for operating pur-
dancing stars, it's been well received
Awards were won by the following: the permits of four for 30 days each, poses.
wherever it has shown.
Glen Shelton blue ribbons for bas and giving 10-day suspensions to 15
Richard Saucier passed away in
According to Mr. Hoffman, Mr.
Independence—Faced with the most
Sunday afternoon there will be auto severe labor shortage since the worst the Veteran’s hospital in Portland, ket of lovely Corona gladiolus and others.
Kaiser in a long distance telephone
races on the track, featuring "Hard days of the critical period during the Thursday morning August 24th. foi- for a yellow glad: red ribbon for dark
In connection with this action the conversation with his father Pil
red gladiolus and a blue glad; and ] Commission issued the following pressed pleasure in the progress ot
Tops", stock cars with racing last war. Dean Omans, manager of lowing a long illness.
a white ribbon for a blue glad.
the work at the dam.
'the Independence Hop Growers,
Mr. Saucier was born at Ville
Mrs. Ruth Kerr—blue ribbons for
Ashley Cook and his orchestra will stated that 5.000 more hop pickers Marie in eastern Canada. March 28.
"By reason of flagrant violations
play for old time dances nightly in were needed in the Independence area 1891 and came to this country with dark red gladiolus. Laura Ann. of truck weight laws near Bandon
Picardy, Corona, and a red formal recently, the State Highway Commis-
the dance pavillion, immediately immediately.
his family when 14 years of age.
type dalhia; red ribbons for large
after the Water Follies.
With the high yield and good pick He enlisted in the U. S. Army in French marigold and a collection of [ sion, through action taken by that
body today, served notice on the log
The Races: The Oregon State Fair ing conditions of this year, wages are September 1917 and served overseas
rancing season will feature the top at an all time high. Picking condi with the 852nd Aero Squadron, tak galdiolus of different varieties; white ging and log hauling industry of its
ribbons for ’bronze beauty’ glad, col intention to take drastic measures to
Lyon«- Mari-Linn grade school in
horses of the northwest in a six day tions are ideal since there is virtually ing his training in England
lection of three salmon color glads. stop or reduce to a minimum the Lyons will open its doors Sept, 11.
Feature races no aphis, red spider o-r other crop
He was one of the old timers in the
practice of overloading of trucks. I960 with a staff of nine teachers,
will be the Labor Day Handicap on blights to impede the pickers work. canyon having lived In Mill City 39 and 'E. P. Thom’ rose.
Mrs. Joe Fencl—blue ribbons for
"Evidence of the • necessity for The following teachers have .been
Monday. The Governor’s Handicap on Growers are paying $4 a hundred and years and working as an engineer
and coffee stricter control on the weight of hired for the school year of 1950-51,
Wednesday, and the Au Revoir on most of those already in the field for Hammond Lumber Co. Mr Sau potted tuberous legonia,
Tkble arrangement; red ribbons for heavy tiucks, particularly log trucks, first grade: Miss Deanne Thompson
have little trouble averaging at least cier was one of the organizers ann
three sprays pink snapdragon and 'was shown by a report considered by (new); second, Mrs. Katie Skillings;
Racing Superintendant Charles A a dollar an hour.
share holders in the co-operative mill.
single specimen snapdragon; and the Commission today concerning third, Mrs Elva Kulken; fourth. Mrs.
Evans reports a field of top horses
The picking season will extend Married to Helen Savage in Salem on
activities at the state truck scale Martha Poole; fifth, Mrs. Elsie
ready for the six day racing meet, through most of September without June 7, 1921 they had made their white ribbon for white gladiolus
Mrs Fred Duffy—red ribbon for south of Bandon on the coast hiway. Lafky; sixth, Mr. Ivan Smith (new);
In addition to a full list of running a break since the late hops will be home here continously since. Besides
"Some of these operators have pre- seventh, Mrs. Hazel Worth, and
i aces, there’ll be two harness races ready next week as soon as the early the widow he leaves one sister Mrs. destiny’ gladiolus.
Mrs. Jennie Davis — blue ribbons . viously been warned by letter from eighth grade and principal Thomas
aded on Tuesday, Thursday and Sat hop picking is completed.
W G. Wargnier. Detroit. Michigan;
Sunday, September third.
Recent rains were a boon to the one brother. T. A Saucier in Canada, for green light’ glad, and Rosa von the Highway Commission against the L. Putman, Miss Vivian Boyce will
will see exhibition racing, featuring crop, from the standpoint of both and numerous nieces and nephews in Lima, red ribbons for Corona glad practice of hauling large or repeated teach music one half day and eighth
and a group of three Greta Garbo overloads. At least two of them grade the other half, custodian is
harness and quarter horses
grower and pickers.
glads; white ribbons for 'Destiny’ have previously had their PUC haul- Fred Wainman.
General: Saturday. September 9 is
Adequate free camping facilities
Beloved and respected by a host
, ing permits suspended for continuing
kiddies day, with every ride on the are available for pickers with lights, of friends and neighbor for his friend glad.
Mr. Putman reminds al) first grad
Mrs. Deane Jackson blue ribbon the practice.
populous midway reduced to nine water and showers furnished.
ers' parents tiiat they must have a
liness and jovial disposition, he is
"The Commission was reluctant to health and birth certificate before
cents for children under 12. Kiddie-
Hop picking machines have also truly mourned. Services were held in for orchid glad.
Mrs. Mary Toman blue ribbon for take such action, but feels that it entering school.
iand. the enclosed play area, will sent out calls for additional labor.
the Stayton Catholic church Satur
white glad, and potted ivy; a red must do so to preserve the highways blanks may be secured from Mr Put.-
c perate with added rides for the tots.
day at 10 a m. under direction of the
in which the publia has a large in man, for those that do not already
Fair admission is still fifty cents,
Weddle Funeral home. Burial was ribbon for peach glad.
Mrs Virginia Robison blue ribbon vestment. The commission plans to have them.
with children under 12 free.
First grade children
in Bellcrest cemetery. Salem
Pall bearers were old time friends for decorative type dahlia: red rib extend the weighing operations to must have reached their sixth birth-
bons for white glad, peace, and ball 16 hours and if new scales can be day by Nov. 15, 1950 in order to enter
and :ncluded C M Cline. D B Hill.
type dahlia; white ribbon for large installed and additional men can be school.
S. G Higdon, Bernard Lambricht.
trained, as a necessary action to pre
George Ditter and Allen Keith
Pre-registration for first grade
Mrs. Mary Fencl- blue ribbon for vent the destruction of Oregon's high
children only will be held from 2 to
In an odd r ess before the joint
deep rose glad.
1.0 O F. meeting.
5 and 7 to 9 p m Sept. 6 at the school
Farm-Labor Council meeting in the
Mrs. M. C. Cline blue ribbons for
house, It is hoped that all first grade
Labor Temple m Salem Monday Ringquist eody Recovered
spike double tiger lilies, group of
children can register at that time.
The body of Herbert J. Ringquist, three Shirley Temple glads, peace
night. Roy R. Hewitt. Democratic
candidate for congress from the first 19, Portland, who was drowned in the rose, innocence rose, crimson glory
Softball at 3 p m.
district, challenged the incumbent to North Santiam river July 15. was rose. begonia (cut flower) star-fish
debate on "The Responsibility of a recovered from the stream approxi cactus, andpink lady African violet;
Lions club meeting
Congressman for Our National Se mately three miles east of Gates. red ribbons for smoky glad, begonia
Funeral services for Uoyd D Wood
A F 4 A M No. ISO stated meet curity.” pointing out that the incum Monday
Signs of fall are beginning to show
red head African violet, potted tuber 51. who died following a sudden
ing third Monday
in the canyon This time is hits
bent owed it to the voters to ex
ous begonia, and marine garden; and heart attack, were held Ln Bend on
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Wlth ,ile kbnouncement
plain why he had voted with the tiam river near Niagara when his a white ribbon for begonia
Wednesday of last week with intern Miley, principal of the Gates public
Communist Representative Marcan- fishing boat capsized
Softball at 6 p m
Mrs Harold Pound — blue ribbon ment following in Greenwood ceme- schools, that if the bean fields and
tonio (N Y.1 against the 160 million Julius Ringquist, also was thrown for three spray Montbiecia, red rib
Chamber of Commerce 8 p m
Women's club 8 p m. 1st, 3rd Tues aid for South Korea last January 19 into the river but made his way to bon for stop light glad, and a white
Mr Wood was a resident of Mill
^1 Vrsde^^h^T 7^1
Hewitt pointed out that "the incum shore
ribbon for Bagdad glad.
will be held at
bent made a tnp to Korea at the
Mrs Arlo Tuers— blue ribbon for during which time he saw service in the schools on Friday September 1st
Softball at 6 pm.
DRIVERS LICENSE EXAMINER
World War I with the 46th Base hoa- from » a m t0 12 n<^n
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p.m.
the-spot information available
---------- All the stu
A drivers license examiner will k*
Mrs Bert Morris bhie ribbons for pi tai in France.
Following service dents
at Detroit school building
that plan to attend either of
Lions club auxiliary 8 30. 4th Wed well as the entire resources of the on duty in Mill City. Wednesday, peace glad, and cosmos; white ribbon in the army he spent four years in the Gates schools are requested to
Military and Naval Intellegence as September 6. 1950 at the Fire hill be for a unique arrangement
Santiam Rebekah 166—1st and 3rd a member of the powerful House
register and Show their intentions of
tween the hours of 9 am and 4 pm. | Mrs. M. Baltimore- blue ribbon for American Legion at Oakridge
Wed. at 8 p m
attending so plans can be made con
Armed Services Committee."
according to an announcement re pink ruffle glad, and a red ribbon
Mr Wood was bom at Harrisburg. cerning the new school year classes
Hewitt called upon the voters to ceived from the secretary of states for E. P Thom roae.
March 19. 1899 He is survived by and activities
Softball at 6 p m
' improve our national security by office
Eldon Tumidge —white ribbons for hia wife, Mary Shepard Wood; one
Thus ends a pleasant vacation pe
American legion 2d and 4th Thur* retiring this playboy incumbent from
Persons wishing licenses or permits peach glad and pink stripe glads
son Donald Wallace and a grand riod and begins the flurry of activ
Gates PT A 1st Thursday 8 p.m.
office and give our country a person to drive are asked to get in touch
Mrs Chas Dolesal -blue ribbon for daughter, Nancy Lee, of Bend; hia
Garden club fourth Thursday
of more mature judgment and exper- with the examiner well ahead of the buffet arrangement, and a red rtb- father Harry Wood of Mill City; a ity known as "getting ready” for
school to the many school children
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday ience "
scheduled closing hour
(Continued on page 5)
brother. Lyle Wood of Ban Francisco. in the canyon
State Fair Broadcasts
CBI Board Members Here
Monday for Inspection
Car Shortage Closing
Edgar Kaiser Visits Dam
Site, Attends Board
Meeting, Praises Work
Cracks Down on
More Hop Pickers
Richard Stfuder, Mill
City Resident, ties
Mcri-Linn Grade School
To Start September 11
(Tomilin fcvrniB: Norbiad to Debate
Lloyd Donald Wood
Buried at Bend
Gates School Registration