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We begin our second year this week
publishing The Enterprise. Coming to
Mill City to publish the paper has
been an exciting experience most
pleasant and invigorating. I have
enjoyed working here and the many
associations very much. Yes, some
times I have
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEW AY IX) Tilt: HEART OF NATURE’S EMPIRE
wished I had
n’t come, be
cause of the
and and hard
work I have
found it nec
essary to put
in to accom-
tasks. I look
find that there are others among us
who have likewise found it necessary
Advance Gifts Division \ of the . port meetings, which will be made in
to work long hours to get started
Santiam Memorial Hospital building Mill City, will be announced later.
in a new’ venture and thereafter I
campaign is completely organized, General Organization
don't feel so abused.
according to Dr. Wm. H. Burrell,
Plans for organizing for general
I have learned that Don Jenkins,
| solicitation of funds are now being
Advance (lifts Division A, under made by R. I.. Stewart, chairman of
Johnny Muir, Jack Colburn, Mayor
the chairmanship of Dr. Wm. H. Bur the general organization. Chairman
Toman, Dewey Flatman, D. B. Hill,
rell. with J. C. Kimmel, associate ' Stewart announces that in the Stay
Lowell Stiffler, Harold Kliewer, Lee
chairman, is divided into 3 groups ton area it is planned to enlist an or
4 Knowles, Doctor Teutsch, and many
of volunteer workers:
others are working just as hard to
ganization of 50 volunteer workers;
get established in their partiular en
Group 1- -Walter Bell, manager; men who are in a position to spend
G. W. Schachtsick, assistant; Merton . several hours a day or in the evening
F. Cox, E. A. Ditter, M. F. Headrick, ; working with the organization and
The ambition of every man I be
B. J. Minden, Roy Philippi, Joe Pie- insofar as possible attending noon day
lieve is to someday be independent
ser, L. E. Spraker, M. Van Driesche, report luncheons during a period of
and have his own business. That is
A. C. A’an Nuys, Everett Ward.
’ 10 days or two weeks.
commendable. That is our heritage in
Group 2—M. J. Martin, manager;
According to Chairman Stewart, a
a free, democratic America, that our
T. G. Freres, assistant: Jos. M. Dev number of citizens in the towns and
Ancestors have fought w’ars with both
ers, Wm. J. Lulay, John J. Mackie, rural parts of the Stayton area have
bullets and ballots to maintain.
H. S. Pendleton, Irvin Schumacher, already volunteered to serve. He said,
In America we have progressed be
John Silbernagel, W. M. Tate, Gene ' “We issue an urgent appeal for men
cause we were experimenters, al
Teague, L. H. Wright, S. H. Wright. I to volunteer to serve as volunteer
ways trying something new and
Group 3—Anton Moravec, Jr., man workers. The question of obtaining a
eventually coming up with better ma
ager; Dr. Wm., H. Burrel, assistant; | hospital to protect our families and
thods of tending our fields or of im
Dr. R. P. Anderson, Edw. J. Bell, j neighbors can be settled, if all men
proved processes of manufacture, of
Gale Christensen, K. B. Farwell, F. who are in a position to work a few
of securing for ourselves and our
M. Forrette, Kenneth Hanson, Wilbur hours a day volunteer now. We be-
neighbor a better community in which
F. Lesley, I. E. Parberry. W. N. Sim- | lieve that all citizens realize that, if
we can live and raise our children.
we are to obtain hospital protection, it
Mayor Albert Toman, Police Chief J. T. King and Patrolman Kenneth Hunt inspect part of the radio equip I mons, F. M. Smith.
We have learned to live among our
The members of this, Division A, must be done now or never and it is
ment installed recently in Mill City’s up-to-date, two-way radio equipped patrol car. This new radio links
neighbors in peace and in a democracy
Mill City to the Salem police and the Marion County sheriff's office. The Mill City police last July sponsored . Advance Gifts committee will meet their problem as well as that of the
because we found we could settle our
Wednesday night, November 8th at volunteer workers who are now as
a policeman’s ball, and the proceeds thereby raised partially paid for the new police radio equipment seen in
differences by the use of the ballot,
!a 7:06 dinner at the American Legion suming their share of the responsibil
(Photo courtesy The Statesman and Robert Veness)
but it was necessary to have certain the above picture.
hall. Stayton, for the purpose of or ity. I am certain that all men who
elements to use as standards of opera
ganizing and receiving instructions. can do so will enlist now in order
tion. Among them were the Four I
Thereafter, they will meet every noon that we may assign them to service
Freedoms; freedom of speech, free
at 12 o’clock at the American Legion groups.”
dom of religion, freedom from want,'
hall for the purpose of receiving fur
and freedom from fear.
ther instructions and making reports.
Perhaps the oldest of these is the I
Division B under the leadership of
freedom of speech and the press. It | One billion dollars slipped through to Treasury Dept, estimates, the gov
| J. C. Kimmel, associate general chair-
is very important that we keep it so. | Uncle Sam's fingers when the Senate ernment will continue to lose $170
million in taxes. Why? People “for
I man of the campaign, is now being
Exposing chicanery of groups or indi passed the tax bill Sept. 1.
organized. Division B. will consist of
viduals is a cardinal duty of the press | Democratic Senators Hubert Hum get” to report to the Treasury the
groups of volunteer workers in the
if we are to maintain our democratic phrey (Minn.) and Paul Douglas dividends they get from corporations.
I Mill City, Lyons, Gates, Idanha anu
freedoms from the control of fascist I (Ill.) wanted Uncle Sam to get his PHONY PARTNERSHIPS
Mr. Herbert Maw, former Gover Detroit areas. Headquarters will be
hands on that big hunk of dough.
or communist forces.
Early morning dawn revealed a
By setting up fake partnerships nor of the State of Utah, high
Our only guarantee that we do not But members of the Senate Repub- many businessmen cut their taxes lighted his address on “The Demo established in Mill City for the con i powerful scene near Mill City’s high
lose our freedoms comes from the lican-Dixiecrat bloc—men like Rob in half. There is case of an ac crats‘Like Opposition” with direct venience of the workers of this divi way and railroad bridges. Mill City
free and positive use of our privilege ert Taft (R-Ohio), Eugene Millikin countant who made his year-old son quotes of statements of influential sion, whose names will be published inhabitants rousing to consciousness
to cast our ballot on election day. We (R.-Colo.), Walter George (D.-Ga), a partner in his firm. The manu personalities in United States history at an early date.
The members of Division B, Can I this morning soon were troubled by
must not' be too busy to go to the and Harry b>rd ii»-Va.) — said: facturers of the Stanback headache a couple weeks ago in the Salem
yon Area, will also meet with Division 1 a peculiar and disturbing rumble in
polls—if we are—then just as surely, No! No! No!
remedy listed four children 1, 8, 15 Armory before those assembled in a A, at the dinner Wednesday night, . the air.
someday we will again be forced to
Investigators discovered that the
Uncle Sam will lose $1 billion and 18 years old, partners in their Democratic rally.
: November Sth for the purpose of in
bear arms to defend our freedoms,
year because Taft. Millikin, George business.
Ex-Governor Maw developed his structions. The schedule for their re- ! usually decorous North Santiam riv
When we go to the polls and fail & Co. don't want to seal up the
er roars powerfully as it giddily
These smooth schemes mean topic with the idea that those seek
to find a candidate we can vote for, loopholes.
throws hefty logs and debris over
ing to promote the general welfare,
then it becomes our duty to become
rapids near the bridges and clunks
the Liberals and Democrats have
a candidate and get out and exercise
bridge footings with them.
our “free speech’’, otherwise we cannot holes, pulling huge bags of profits
From the spillway-effect created by
justly criticize what our elected offi with them? Why, big business and its
the bridge abutments shepherding the
changes such as federal aid to high
cials do for us.
wild stream, the trash and soil laden
way construction, a Pure Food &
We are in a favored spot in this and the rest of the boys didn’t want among his wife and three children. Drug Act, the Minimum Wage Law
spews forth and cascades in
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canyon of beauty that springs from the Senate to close the loopholes.
a torrent down a swollen channel
and Federal Deposit Insurance.
nature’s own, opportunities are here
“When the bill for maternal and tiam Memorial Hospital campaign in to finally slide into the rising Willam
but we who are here must step for ever made in the Senate, Humphrey,
health service was before Con this area, in an interview today in ette river near Jefferson.
ward and make progress if we hope explained the billion-dollar loopholes
Awed townspeople this morning
in 1921, an American Medical
for growth and prosperity in our August 29.
Orval N. Thompson. State Senator, Association spokesman said of it, dicated that a modern well-equipped s collected in queues on and near
midst. Men must have year around
will act as moderator for a forum ‘Socialistic scheme!’, and Congress
the bridge vantage points in Mill City
employment. More industry is needed, Humphrey exposed:
of Democratic candidates of Linn man Green from Vermont exclaimed, not economically practical or advis —their conversations punctuated by
the raw products are here in abund TAX-FREE DIVIDENDS
county to be released over KWIL at ‘Nationalization of medicine’!” Maw able at this time.
J speculations on the sudden rise in the
Kimmel disclosed that local resi I river from its level early last night.
ance, if only we will help it along, and
6:15 p.m. on Monday evening, Novem disclosed.
encourage industry to come and grow.
Recent high elevation snows are
"Alfred M. Landon had this to say
Humphrey wanted to ber 6. The forum will be a discussion
What does a man or group of men dividends.
of campaign issues and the various in 1933 in regard to Federal Deposit pital have a laudable desire, but, even melting rapidly due to warm weather
with state government taxing ma
looking for a site to build on look
goes tax free annually because candidates will be asked to state their Insurance ’. . . will destroy the entire chinery assisting, a standard hospital conditions and heavy rainfall in the
banking system’!” Maw commented.
I think they will look for Several there is no such tax.
Candidates participating in the for “The eight-hour day law came up would be a financial liability to this
At 2:30 a.m. this morning the San
fundamentals as being necessary for
um will be Walter Shelby, Elmer in 1903 and the National Association community.
tiam reached a peak possibly higher
Kimmel commented, “Nurse and than at any time in recent years. The
good living conditions, among them
Sahlstrom, Fred Mespelt, Dave Epps, of Manufacturers labeled it, ‘anarchy,
doctor lack already seriously hampers destructive mien of the river creates
I would place roads and streets, hous
That means every year, according and Earl Mason.
despotism, socialism and confisca proper medical care. Several com
ing, schools, and communication ser
concern for Detroit Dam operations
tion',” Maw said.
munity hospitals in the canyon area
“After losing the battle on the would aggravate this situation; also above Mil) City.
More than likely most everyone
An old-time log-jam landmark be
eight-hour day law the opponents of much duplication of expensive techni
coming here became accustomed to
low the dam melted away under the
cal machinery would result.”
these necessities and conveniences
powerful surge of the onrushing wa
continued their smear tactics as
Fourteen Churches in the Santiam Valley and Canyon area will
Upon the completion of the new ters, sending large logs ramming
and when they don’t find them all
observe Hospital Sunday, November 5, with appropriate sermons or
Stout Creek-Mill City highway, the downstream. Reports of uncertain na
here they will be discouraged and look
Island said of this act, ‘Man's liberty distance to Stayton and the planned
reference made to the present movement to build Santiam Memorial
elsewhere for locations.
put in peril’ and Republican Senator Memorial hospital from the upper ture continue to filter in to Mill City
Hospital. The following is a joint statement issued by the pastors:
It is up to us to get on the ball if
Warren of Wyoming branded it, ‘pa canyon areas will shrink, Kimmel be- on flood conditions at the damsite.
“We endorse the observance of Hospital Sunday, November Sth and
we don't want a ghost town on our
For the second time in a week, the
ternalism and socialism’,” Mr. Maw lives.
hands some day in the future. The
North Santiam river has skipped over
workers will be leaving if they don’t
the Detroit Coffer dam instead of
Going further back into history to
“For centuries churches have been the first to establish and maintain
get work here when the dam is finish
proceeding in an orderly manner
the year 1850 Mr. Maw commented,
hospitals. Here in America many of the best hospitals are operated
ed. They will go to some neighboring
through the diversion tunnel con
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structed for its use.
monopoly, state despotism, state so
The proper care of the sick and injured is one of the basic teachings of
Christ. The parable of the Good Samaritan clearly shows the obligation
“In 1913 the minimum wage law
of each citizen to aid in protecting the lives and health of his neighbors
supporters won against the smear
by affording adequate hospital protection.
Shades of “The Great Gildersleeve Boy Scout Court of Honor
ing done by the N.A.M. who said of
“When it comes to relieving human suffering and saving human
Mill City’s councilman race
the minimum wage law, ‘Pure social
Held at Detroit School
lives, a Christian does not draw city or other false boundary lines. The
1.0.0 F. meeting
ism in its origin; against the estab
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday 1 Santiam Memorial Hospital will serve the people of this section of the
Boy Scout Court of Honor was
lished order’,” Maw continued.
Santiam Valley and the stranger in our midst.
such campaigning as that done by held in the Detroit school auditorium
“The hospital will be a living memorial in honor of the men and
Jim O’I>eary in earnestly soliciting Monday night for Scout troop 43,
Lions Auxiliary card party 8 p.m.
women who served their country in war and will be dedicated to preserv
votes for Paul Ressler for Mill City The Star award was presented to
ing the life and health of the residents of the Santiam valley.
Councilman and Mr. Ressler returning Dick Woodward by Scoutmaster Don
Lions club meeting.
“The people are uniting in an effort to make this hospital possible.
the favor by extolling the civic vir Striggow.
Merit badges were
AF. 4 AM No. 180 stated meet
Its service to the sick and injured will be another demonstration of
of Mr. O'Leary!
awarded to Dick Woodward and Rob
Organized in Canyon
ing third Monday.
Christianity at work in our midst. It will be worthy of any sacrifice and
When queried today concerning a ert I-ady by S. T. Moore. First class
service that any of us may make to fulfill this—our great community
Gates—Sheriff Denver Young with political ad for himself in this issue pins were presented to Donald Wat
ELECTION DAY! GO VOTE!
Col. Mark Hillary were in the canyon of the Mill City Enterprise, O'Leary kins and Robert Lady by Mrs. Ray
Rev. David J. Ferguson, Presbyterian Church, Mill City
Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
Friday, calling or. the respective expressed interest—he investigated Watkins. Second class badges were
Rev. Clyde R. Freeman, Christian Church, Stayton
American Legion Auxiliary 2d Tues
mayors of Mill City, Gates and Idan the cost of an ad boosting Paul Ress awarded to I.ee Hopson, Jimmie
Rev. A. J. Gelinas, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Shaw-
Women’s club 8 p.m. 1st, 3rd Tuea
ha with the purpose of organizing ler for Councilman! Ressler was in a Stahlman, Frank Barton and Donald
Rev. L. C. Gould, Free Methodist Church, Mill City
short time later—you guessed it— Snyder by Mrs. A. R. Snyder.
a civilian defense program.
Rev. Glenn Hoemer, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Aumsville
Chief of Police King of Mill City wanted to know how much posters for
Scouts came in costumes and Stan
Altar Society meets 3rd Wed.
Rev. Math Jonas, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Stayton
will act as civil defense director and O'Leary for Councilman would set ley of Portland, Hiebert of Idanha
Mill City PT A meets 2nd Wed.
Rev. O. Leonard Jones, Methodist Church, Lyons
will be sworn in as such at Salem. him back!
and Moore of Detroit judged prizes
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p m
Rev. Carl Mai, St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Mill City
Such modesty! Surely, retiring to go to Tod Pantie for the effeminate
Under him will be
at Detroit school building
Rev. Gertrude L. Musson, Methodist Church, Stayton
three deputies chosen to serve, one Councilman Harold Kliewer has not costume, to Donald Watkins for the
Santiam Rebekah 160 1st and 3rd
Rev. Nick N. Neufeld, Baptist Church, Stayton
each, at Mill City, Gates and Idanha. been so roundly abused by local citi most humorous, to Donald Ellington
Wed. at 8 p m
Rev. Bernard Neumann, St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Scio
Sheriff Young and Colonel Hillary zens that prospect of being a public for the most original, and to Mvrlo
Rev. I-eander .Schneider, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Lyons and
will meet with the group in the near officer frightens such stalwarts as James for the ugliest.
Gates FT A 1st Thursday 8pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Jordan
future te explain fixed plans for pro O’Leary and Ressler!
The boys chose sides and played
American Legion 2d and 4th Thun
Rev. Walter R. Smith. Community Church of Christ, Gates
Wonder what the odds are on this basketbail after which cider and
tection, evacuation and for any emer
Garden club fourth Thursday
gency that may arise in case of war. election?
doughnuts were served to all present.
Advance Gifts Campaign
For Hospital Organized
Loopholes In Tax Law:
Hospital Sunday November 5
Ressler and O’Leary
Run Paradoxical Race