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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 26, 1950)
Fete Nov. 18
Harold Wilts«, chairman of the
Firemen’s Benefit dance and games,
announced today the date and place
of the Sixth Annual Firemen's Bene
fit as Saturday, November 18 at 6
p.m. in the Mill City Fire hall.
Over $1,500 in prizes goes to lucky
persons attending the Firemen's No
vember festivities. An array of tur
keys, hams, bacon and other mer
chandise makes up the treasure and
bounty awaiting takers at the gala
Firemen’s affair on the November
Saturday evening at the Mill City
Sums realized from the Annual
Benefit Dance go towards purchase
of new fire fighting equipment, dec-
oration and improvement of the Fire
hall, Mr. Wiltse indicated.
Games and drawings for valuable
door prizes offer opportunity to lucky
.as well as skilled Canyon citizens.
Much of Mill and area’s excellent
fire protection stems from funds
raised by previous Firemens' Benefit
dances and the excellent work of the
volunteer firemen with equipment
All citizens of the canyon commu
nities are urged to join in the annual
fun with the Firemen.
T he MILL CITY
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ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATURE'S EMPIRE
Vol. VI—No. 43
By So. Pacific
MILL CITY. OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2«, 1950
The Two-Gun Peace Officer
$2.50 a Year, 5e a Copy
Campaign Advance Gifts
For Hospital Begins Nov. 8
The advance gifts division of the I pital and thus afford my family and
Santiam Memorial Hospital campaign myself proper modern hospital facil-
“The Southern Pacific is telling on
will start its campaign Wednesday ¡ties? If we each face this as a life
ly half of the story of the freight
night, November 8. at a dinner. School and health protection problem, we are
car shortage,’ H. V. Simpson, ex-
of Instruction, in the American Legion certain that there will be united effort
ecutive ’ vice preident of the West
hall. Stayton announced Dr. Wm. H. | to make possible the building of a
Burrell, chairman of the advance gifts hospital that will become a regional
medical center thst will make this
“In a recent advertisement p u b-
Dr. Burrell stated that “the advance area a safer place in which to live.”
The Mill City and Canyon area
lished in i many Oregon newspapers,”
gifts division for the Stayton area
Simpson stated, “the Southern Paci-
would be composed of three groups division will be headed by J. C. Kim
fic says that 21,000 new cars have
of workers headed by: Group 1, Wal mel, associate chairman of the cam
been put ; in service in the five years
ter Bell, manager; G. W. Schachtsick, paign, who plans to organize two
since the war, but fails to state that
assistant; Group 2, M. J. Martin, groups of workers with 11 men each
they have retired approximately 17,-
manager; T. G. Freres, assistant; to serve the Mill City-Gates area;
000 old-age cars during that period.”
Group 3, Anton Moravec Jr., man one group for Lyons area and one
ager; Dr. Wm. M. Burrell, assistant. group for the Idanha-Detroit section.
W. W. Hale, vice president of the
A ta SHST
Each group will have 11 workers, who The leaders of these groups have nob
Southern Pacific, who signed this ad
will conduct a preliminary campaign been announced.
vertisement, the lumber leader de
j to obtain memorials and gifts front
clared, “has stated that the increase
those who are in a position to sub
in number of cars owned by the Sou
scribe larger amounts.”
thern Pacific is 3 per cent. He fails
“We are assured that the people
to point out that the increase in
residing in this section of the San
traffic on this line, in the past ten
From The Loul.vllle Courier Journal
tiam Valley and Canyon areas are
years according to Interstate Com
very much concerned because we have
merce Commission reports, has varied
! no hospital to protect them in the
“No one residing in the Santiam from 45 per cent to as high as 83
case of an emergency”, stated Dr.
Valley, Mill City and Canyon area
Burnell. The doctor said, “This is
Simpson said the advertisement al
can predict how great the future de
shown by the spontaneous support
velopment will be”, stated J. C. Kim so states that the freight car short-
of the memorial hospital movement.
mel, vice president of the Santiam 1 age is national, but fails to mention
Cornelius Bateson, candidate for
All realize that this money raising state senator from Marion county
campaign is a call for united action. operates a farm at Pratum, on Howell
"We know, from the experience of | cific Lines is far more acute than on
Jim O’Leary owner of the Mill City The problem of raising the fund* be- Prairie.
other progressive growing areas with the lines of any other carrier.
The Santiam Memorial Hospital j Variety store and manager of Porter ! longs to all the people and the busi-
natural resources, that a well-
He said increased buying by con
As a farmer he is a part of the
industrial, agricultural, and
equipped modern hospital is a most sumers, increased production for na- board of directors, composed of 21 ; and Lau appliance store in Mill City I ness,
largest single industry in Marion
important factor in the industrial, I tional defense, increased military laymen, elected its first officers
county, and it is disclosed by his
agricultural and commercial life of i movements to Korea, movement of Thursday, October 19th. at the first Grocery in Mill City on the Marion wholly the problem of the sponsors sponsors i he would be of benefit to
an area such as will be served by the grain, labor controversies, and the regular meeting of the board. The j county side, this week officially de- and campaign workers who have vol- the entire county to have among its
unteered to solicit for memorials and
Santiam Memorial hospital.”
5-day week mentioned in the adver- following officers were elected: Wai-' clared their candidacy for the Mill
legislative delegation one who has an
Kimmel observed that “industries, I tisement have affected all railroads, ter H. Bell, president; J. C. Kimmel.' City council seat of Harold Kliewer, funds.” A member of the advance intimate knowledge of the production
farm organizations, labor unions and but only the Southern Pacific has vice president; G. W. Schachtsick, owner of Kliewer’s Meat Market, who
should face the problem squarely and and marketing phases of farming, a
townspeople in the various sections , failed so miserably to provide ser- treasurer; and Joseph M. Devers Jr.,’ declines re-election to the council.
»business which poses problems of
Mr. Kliewer served with distinction ask ourselves this vital question:! concern to both rural and city people.
of this area regard a well-located vice,
modern hospital center as most vital1 Admittedly the demand for lum
The members of the board of di as mayor of Mill City during the , to build the Santiam Memorial Hos-
He pledges himself to be subserv
to safeguard the life and health of ber has exceeded previous years, rectors were unanimous in adopting turbulent days of city incorporation;
ient to no special group or interest.
those who work and live in the area Simpson agreed, but this same de- the plan for the Santiam Memorial and when Mayor Toman took office,
He believes a legislator must seek to
to be served by the proposed hos , mand affected 75 per cent of national Hospital according to Mr. Bell, presi Kilewer continued his valuable public
give fair representation to all of the
lumber production not on the Sou- dent. Bell said “The corporate plan ,
varied segments and interests of his
Kimmel says, “The cost of construc ■ them Pacific, which received reason to operate, control and manage, as man.
county and state. Hw promise*- to
tion and operation of a 10 or 15-bed ably adequate service, as well as the well as the method to finance, is mod
Both O’Leary and Ressler are I
give active and forceful representa
hospital in each community in the 25 per cent on the Southern Pacific, ern and has been tested by years of ' establishel and forward-looking busi-1
tion to the people of Marion county.
area is prohibitive. It is a wise plan which received thoroughly inadequate experience.”
nessmen in Mill City and deserving
He regards taxes as a .vital issue.
to have one well-equipped hospital service.
As a working farmer, Bateson has a
“The board of directors will be lay- I of voter consideration.
as a regional medical center for hos» The cooperation asked by the Sou men, who will act as trustees in the I Candidates for the council post
first hand knowledge of the problems
pital protection of those people resid thern Pacific in their advertisement, ' control and operation of the hospital 1 must declare their intentions ten days welcomed last week to Mill City some presented by a constantly increasing
ing in the Santiam Valley and Can Simpson pointed out, has been gen for the benefit of this section of the I prior to the November 7 election.
Government must be
from 30 Marion County Womens clubs tax burden.
erously extended by Oregon shippers, Santiam Valley and Canyon area. ( The new councilman takes office in the Marion County Federation of efficient, he contends, and costs kept
but cooperation will not create cars The board will appoint a superinten- 1 January 1, 1951. Mill City citizens [ Womens clubs.
to a minimum consistent with effi
that do not exist.
ciency. He will be guided by the rule
‘dent or manager and a staff of em- ballot on their new council member
“There can be only one conclu- I ployes, who at all times will be re at the same polling places open No
spokesman for the host clubs, gave that taxation should be based on
! sion,” the lumber leader said flatly, sponsible to the board.”
vember 7 for the general election the welcoming address to the con ability to pay, and he rejects the
. “and that is the Southern Pacific
sales tax as a violation of this prin
“We are assured that the memorial balloting.
clave. Mrs. Mason Bishop of Salem
j does not have adequate equipment hospital can be made self-sustaining.
to properly service the industries on Being community-owned, financed and
Bateson believes that efficiency and
women entertained the visitors by economy in our state government
by JEAN ROBERTS
controlled, it becomes a great regional International Fete
I presentation of several songs. The
With the Community Chest drive
can be promoted through development
humanitarian enterprise backed by |
■ Presbyterian Missionary society ot
underway, people are urged to co
of fairness and effectiveness in the
all the citizens, fraternal, labor,' Progressing Rapidly
the local Presbyterian church served
state civil service commission. Bate
operate with solicitors »ho are local
church and other organizations. These
son worked five years as a field
Plans for the third annual Inter-
people and whose job is seldom
organizations, their members, and all
The afternoon session began with executive for the United States civil
who will use the hospital will co-op- national Progressive Dinner given by a memorial ceremony in honor of Mrs.
A solicitor is a harried individual
erate to make their hospital a sue- 1 the Mill City Parent-Teacher Assn, Joseph Fontaine, a past president of service commission, investigating
complaint* and enforcing civil service
who would welcome a donation
cess. On the foregoing basis, in
' 1 I
the Marion County Federation of
without a tale of woe. a recital of
Dave Kelly, chairman of the pro ture years, citizens will make money are rapidly nearing completion, ac Women* club*, conducted by Mrs. rules against discrimination, unfair
ness and petty partisan politics, and
family trouble, or a suspicious atti gram committee of the American Le gifts, and leave money by bequests cording to the co-chairmen Mrs. Louis Looney.
he will seek to correct the evasions
Verbeck and Mrs. Lawrence Kanoff
tude. Many are the housewives »ho gion Post No. 159, Mill City, stated
(Continued on Page 4)
Col. Philip W. Allison, Red Cross
dole out excuses for a lack of a this week that he has completed final
who have been assisted by Mrs. official, in an afternoon address to and inequities that can make both
contribution by lengthily reciting arrangements for this Saturday
Arthur Kriever and Mrs. Robert the convention, stressed the need for employe and tax payer lose faith in
night’s Stag Party in the Legion hall Mill City Businessmen
blood at home as well as for the the civil service ideal.
Bateson believes that the Rural
Other citizens do not believe in in Mill City.
The dinner, scheduled for Thursday armed force«.
donating and explain in detail, why
Commander Morse indicated that Meet Detroit Citizens
evening, November 2nd, will be served
The Children’s farm home near Sa- School District law must be repealed.
It has promoted, he declares, extra
they can not and will not embrace funds raised by the stag fete go into
J. C, Kimmel, local druggist and between the hours of 5 and 8, with lem received an offering taken in the
improvements on the Legion hall in bead of the Santiam Memorial hos- I prices the same as in previous years, afternoon meeting. The money given vagance and inflation of school budg
Solicitors, who are donating an Mill City in the form of food serving pital local finance campaign, ano one dollar for adults and fifty cents goes toward the building fund of the ets, has set neighbor against neigh-
bor, and will continue to cause a bit-
automobile, gasoline, and time, re- facilities, decorating work and post George Steffy, Epps Furniture stare | for children undex 14 years.
ter annual fight in Marion county
sent the inference tha» part of the ■ colors.
manager and C. E. Coville, realtor,
Nations to be represented this year
funds are retained by them as
Legionnaire Morse announced that conducted an organizational meeting are Israel, South Pacific, China, and tion committee chairman, gave a re unless repealed. The proper educa-
tion of our children is a primary con-
j "free refreshment and food awaits; on the hospital campaign with De
port. Afternoon entertainment con
Last but not least are dogs. Man’s ! and that all men, Legionnaires or not, troit citizens in the Commercial club > Austria. The food, music, costumes, sisted of singing by Mrs. Spaulding cern of every citizen and parent, he
and language of these countries pro-
says, and there are suburban and rural
best friend, but just a worry for a are cordially welcomed, and that each in Detroit this week.
j vide the interesting and unusual fea- of Salem and by a quartet from Mill area* in Marion county that do not
solicitor, who may acquire a shred Legion member has tickets for sale.”
Mr. Kimmel indicated that another tures which have made these dinners City with Mrs. Shields Remine as have resource* to provide this essen
ded stocking in one place, and a j Those neglecting purchase of a ticket
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meeting is scheduled so successful.
tial education. Bateson believes that
cleaning bill at the next, from a prior to Saturday night may buy one
each district should shoulder it* bur
friendly but undisciplined canine.
at the door of the Legion hall located determined.
man, and Mrs. James Swan have
den to the fair limit of it* ability
in the George Thomas addition to
Kimmel addressed the Mill City donated their homes for the serving
and that after this point is passed,
Mill City in southeastern Mill City.
Lions club last Monday night in re of soup, salad, and entree, while the
wisely and economically administered
Locate the Legion hall by going east
gard to the Santiam Memorial hos dessert and coffee will be served at
state aid must be provided.
on the road intersecting First street
the high school recreation room.
Bateson was reared in Washington
in front of the Mill City theatre.
1.0.0 F. meeting
C. K. Nel»on of Gate* took over and Oregon; is a graduate of Benson
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday
the managership of the advertiser Polytechnic high school and Willam
sheet. Detroit Dam New*, thia week ette university; was a school teacher
City Council To Hear
according to a notice published in five years; was with the U. S. civil
American Legion Stag Party
the advertiser printed and pub service commission and Bonneville
Haner On Improvement
lished weekly in Salem by Mr. W. Power Administration, six years; has
Lions club meeting.
Mayor Albert Toman announced
Henderson, who also put* out an been a farmer and in private business,
A F A A M. No, 180 stated meet today that J. H. Haner, construction
14 year*. He was 1950 census super
other advertiser called "The Shop
ing third Monday
engineer from Portland, will address
ping Newa” from hi* print shop visor for Marion and four adjacent
the Mill City council in the city hall,
T uesday —
located in the 400 block on Ferry counties. His age i* 48, his wife is
a native of Marion county and his
November 8, at 8 pm. to explain
street in Salem.
Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
three non* are Cornelius, Gilbert and
American legion Auxiliary 2d Tues to the council and the public his plans
Mr. Henderson indicated in hi* William.
Women's club 8 p m. 1st, 3rd Tues for a master plan of city improvement
published notice that Mr. Nelson her of Bateson is a working mem-
ha* had ron*iderable experience and Union. the (»range and Farmers
’ewage and street construction.
is well qualified for hi* duties on
Altar Society meets 3rd Wed
Engineer Haner has developed a
the advertiser distributed locally
Mill City PTA meets 2nd Wed.
system of construction that matches
m a Salem post office mailing per SORRY WERE LATE!
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p m
the financial and physical possibili
Just a« The Enterprise »a* in it*
at Detroit school building
ties of a particular city. The im
Mr. Nelson succeeds Berntee L. final «tage« of publication Ihe press
Santiam Rebekah 180 1st and 3rd
portant factor of Mr. Haner*s plan
Johnk. who represented the Detroit and linotype rame to a it and* till be
Wed. at 8 pm
consists of an integrated program of
Dam News after Elva Patton Brand, ranne of the general power failure
improvement for Mill City.
a former manager, gave a* her in the Mill City area.
Gates PTA 1st Thursday 8 p m.
Mayor Toman indicated that the
datiea under Mr. Henderson and
lnt*H*ive wind and rain »torms dis
American Legion 2d and 4th Thur* public is invited to the November 8
moved recently from her trailer* abled commuaicatioa and power fa
city council meeting in the city hall
Garden club fourth Thursday
office in a court near Gates.
rli iUe* all around the Pacific resat.
J. C. Kimmel Says
Hospital Vital To
Walter Bell Head
For Lower Taxes
Visit Mill City
Dogs Prove Menace
To Chest Workers
Legion Stag Party
This Saturday Night
Salem Ad Sheet Gets
New Local Manager