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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 4, 1951)
City Must Have
On Master Plan
Oregon's 260 cities and towns and
36 counties will prepare civil defense
plans under one of the recommenda
tions of a state master plan for civil
defense which is now rolling off the
state printing presses at Salem.
The 125-page guide for coping with
natural and war-caused disasters at
local and state levels will start going
into the mail Saturday, state civil de
fense headquarters said. Copies will
be sent to state and county civil de
fense directors, mayors, county courts,
newspapers, radio stations, army offi
cials, all state and territorial gov
ernors, and members of the Oregon
The master plan incorporates the
thinking of 11 groups including the
state civil defense agency, its advis-
ry council, a Sixth Army team of
experts, various state departments,
the Red Cross, and private organiza
tions in the fields of communications,
transportation and medicine.
It recommends that cities prepare
their own complete plans, although
specifying that smaller towns may, by
agreement, merge theirs with the
plans of the county in which they are
located. The master plan includes a
chart for local organization and a full
description of the functions of the
model city or county organization. It
. arries 12 annexes, including eight
that cover, in detail, the security, fire,
medical, aid and welfare, engineering
and heavy rescue, communications,
transportation and military aspects of
Once the governor declares an emer
gency, the chain of command for all
civil defense activities in Oregon will
be from “state to county and from
county to each city, town and area
within the county,” the plan provides.
It says that this progression will
stand “unless determined otherwise by
the governor.” Aside from an emer
gency designation by the governor, the
chain of command will generally be
from city to county to state, with the
understanding that cities and counties
will exhaust local resources before
asking the state to help.
T he MILL CITY
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY' — C.ATEW AY TO THE HEART OF NATl RE’S EMPIRE.
Vol. VII—No. 1
$2.50 a Year. ](!(• a Copy
STRANGE FACTS ABOUT POL/O
Santiam Hospital Enrolls
Over 1260 Subscribers
Names of Those Who
Gave Will Be Engraved
On Lasting Metal Plates
orials. These memorials together « ith
the names of all the members of the
hospital and those who gave any
amount of money will be engraved
on metal plaques and placed in the
There are 1.260 subscribers to the public lobby under the title “Names
Given 30 minutes to
Santiam Memorial Hospital building That Will Live’.
live, he was rushed
fund up to Tuesday noon according to
to only iron lung
“This memorial hospital will also
G. YY. Schachtsick, general chairman be a living War Memorial in honor
in world and
of the memorial hospital campaign. of those who served their country
According to General Chairman, i in armed conflict. This certainly
Schachtsick. many individuals and will be a very fitting memorial to
THE YOUTH IS 0ARi
families have established memorials the men who made sacrifices in de
HOYT, NOW LIVING
in order to perpetuate their names fense of their country—dedication
or those of loved ones; likewise a to the protection of the life and
large percentage of business concerns health of our citizens.”
and industries in the area, to be served
by the hospital have made very sub Short Time Remains
"Over 700 prospects residing in the
stantial subscriptions and taken niem-
Stayton anil Canyon areas, have not
been visited by the volunteer workers
RECOVER WITHOUT DISABILITY
of the campaign organization, accord
and return to work and
ing to statement issued at the hos
pital headquarters. If these can be
reached and each subscribes according
to his ability there will be no question
about completely financing the mem
Lyons, a friendly little town, han orial hospital. Every effort will be
a population of approximately 400 made to interview those who desire
people; is located in the foothills of to be a part of this great memorial
the Cascade, on a branch line of the project”, according to the spokesman
Southern Pacific railroad and Santiam at the headquarters.
highway 222; and is serviced by the YY orkers Enthusiastic
Southern Pacific freight line, Hum
“Sixty to 70 men are meeting every
man bus line and Wright's truck serv noon for reports. They have spent
ice. Lyons is a small, but highly in many weeks of their valuable time
dustrialized village. It lies within a and traveled hundreds of miles day
2y822 LOCAL NYAISCH
30-mile radius of the state capitol in and night to interview those who
OF DIANES CHAPTERS
THE LEADING CAUSE
Salt m, and of the county seat in Al should be interested in obtaining a
OF ORTHOPEDIC HANDICAPS
ban*. Only a few miles east and hospital for the protection of the
over the Santiam pass is a chain of community,” according* to R. L. Stew
beautiful lakes offering excellent art, manager of the general organi
M a (?CM OF PlhAES RESEARCHERS
boating and good fishing.
HAVE PI5COVERED THACT
zation of workers.
ISOLATIOM OF POLIO VICTIMS
Lyons was settled in 1889 when the “That the public, with a very few ex
Vernon S. Todd, superintendent of
CAM St REDUCED SAFELY
railroad came and was named after ceptions, welcome the volunteer work
the Mill City school system, on behalf
EVERY PACE, COLOR
FFZONY TWO WEEKS TO 7 DAYS /
one of its first settlers. Very few ers and willingly give interviews. For
of the school board of School District
of the first building remain.
The tunately only a few persons give false
129-J this week distributed to school
JOIN MARCH OF DIMES,.. JAN. 15 TO Si /
Lyons hotel known as the Abels’ place alibis or excuses. The workers are
children for their parents’ use the
was torn down last summer. It is not making an appeal to all who can pos
following information together with a
an incorporated town but law and sibly subscribe to do so r >w b- cause
order are very much respected.
those who have not subscribed will
Drivers License Examiner
With the Detroit dam now under determine within the next week or ten
“We are making application to the
Federal Security Agency of the Office
'construction and but 26 miles east of days whether or not Santiam Mem-
Here Wednesday, Jan. 10
of Education in Washington, D.C. un
Lyons, an increase in the population orial Hospital will be built. There is
A Drivers License Examiner will
der Public Law No. 815 for financial
Lyons boasts no no need for anyone to fear subscrib
be on duty in Mill City Wednesday,
assistance for public school construc
empty houses, every dwelling is filled ing because, if in the opinion of the
tion in an area affected by federal
Plans for a 66,000 volt trannsmis- | January 10, at the Fire hall between
Infantile paralysis hit Oregon to capacity. Every vacant lot or plot J board of directors sufficient subscrip-
construction; and under Public Law- sion power line and large transmis the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., ac harder in 1950 than in any previous I of ground available has been pur ’ tions have not been obtained to justify
: proceeding with the hospital project,
No. 874 for financial assistance for sion substation for Stayton were re cording to an announcement received year in state history, Robert Y'eness, chased for building purposes.
current expenditures for public vealed early this week in an inter from the Secretary of State’s office. local chairman of the March of Dimes,
Only “old timers” think of Lyons all subscription contracts will be can
Persons wishing licenses or permits asserted today in an informational as an agricultural center, however celled and all money paid thereon will
schools in an area affected by federal view with R. L. Stewart, manager at
to drive are asked to get in touch with ¡statement in conjunction with the 1951 ' there are many small farms in the be returned to the subscriber.”
Stayton for Mountain States Power.
"The information on the attached
Farming shares the eco
On a wall map in his office Stewart the examiner well ahead of the sched March of Dimes January 15-31.
card is essential before we can com traced the route of the new trans uled closing hour in order to assure
nomic spotlight with the constantly
plete the application.
mission line from Scio to Stayton, ¡completion of their applications with corded in Oregon since January 1, growing lumber industry.
"If your employment is a result of explaining how the existing 20,000 a minimum of delay.
From the first six-man saw mill,
1950, Veness noted, and more Ore started some 50 years ago, the lumber
the Detroit Dam project in any way volt line will be utilized in construct
gonians are hospitalized with the dis industry has kept step with the now
—construction of dam, clearing of ing the high voltage power line, and
ease at this time than in any previous booming trade. Two sawmill centers
reservoir, hauling to or from the area, pointing out the location for the pro
December on record. He said that all are located here. The Mt. Jefferson
or resulting from the dam being lo posed 6,000 kilowatt substation.
Mrs. Eva Bevier, 67, wife of Walter
available equipment is being used to Lumber company employs 100 men, Bevier, who with her husband has
cated in this area—please fill out the
attached card and return it to the
saws 140,000 board feet of lumber lived for quite some time near the
20 Kv power line to provide
that treasuries of the state's National daily and has a payroll of $40,000 Fox Valley school house between Mill
school at your earliest convenience." existing
addition power for an area load at
Catherine Lyon, Mill City first Foundation for Infantile Paralysis monthly. The Freres-Frank lumber [ City and Lyons, died Sunday in a
that time served only by a 12 kv
GATES INSTALLS MORE LIGHTS feeder circuit. In recent years the grade school teacher, is slated for a chapters have been severely depleted. company employs approximately 120 Salem nursing home as a result of
Even the advent of winter weather men in two small mills and the woods, | complications developing after a
Street lights, ordered by the city electric load served from the Stayton talk on Europe during the Mill City
council, have been installed by Moun District has grown by leaps and PTA program in the Mill City high which generally brings a sharp de and has an average of 140,000 board strike suffered several weeks pre-
tain States Power Co. The new lights bounds. Increases in the use of elec school auditorium at 8 p.m. Wednes crease in polio incidence, found sub feet of lumber sawed daily and has . viously.
Surviving are her husband, Walter
were placed in operation the last of tricity by sawmills and other indus day, January 10, Mrs. Joe Fencl, pub stantial numbers of cases still being a payroll similar to Mt. Jefferson.
the week. They now light many pre tries has combined with a heavy load licity chairman of the PTA, disclosed reported. More Oregon men, women Orders for lumber are being shipped i Bevier of Lyons; a son, Wallace
and children are currently hospital with considerable rapidity from Lyons, Bevier of Mill City; and four daugh
viously dark corners.
The present growth in rural and residential areas today.
Mrs. Lyon toured many of the na ized with the disease than in any the shipping center for seven raw ters, Mrs. Hazel Devine of Gates,
lights are reported as being tempo until at certain peak periods the
All mills. The Manthe Lumber company Mrs. Genevieve Burgess of Klamath
rarily in use until mercury lights can total electric load in the area is very tions of Europe last summer and previous December on record,
available respirators, hotpack ma planing mill is located three miles Falls, Mrs, Garnet Bassett of Lyons,
be secured for installation.
nearly the capacity of existing power
hand knowledge of the peoples of that chines and other polio-treatment de east of Lyons, Poles and piling go Mrs. Blanche Sy verson of Gates, five
vices are busy supplying the needs of from Lyons to various northwest i half-sisters, Mr«. Ruth Vineing, Mrs.
part of the world.
Stewart said that further utiliz
Many pa ports.
Edith Kanoff, Mrs. Margaret Thomas,
Clarke Lethin, field executive of the Oregons’ 1950 patients.
ation of electricity on the farm has Boy Scouts of America from Albany, tients, carry-overs from 1949 and even
The growth of Lyons industrially is Mrs. Alice Thacker and Mrs. Bessie
been an important factor in the in
earlier, still require care.
reflected in its business development. Bassett, all of Mill City; three half
A SON—To Mr. and Mrs. Clarence creased use of electric power, and he will speak also before the PTA on
1950 _ is the
sue- There are two well-maintained groc- brothers, George, Lang, and Russell
Goodell, Lyons, December 31, at Salem pointed out that in the past year his the subject of Boy Scouts Mr. Lethin cessive
year of high polio incidence ery stores, a cold storage locker sys- Stafford, al) of Gates.
is scheduled also for his exhibition of
office alone has connected more than a film pertaining to Scouting.
A total in excess of 106.000 cases have tern, depot, post office, one restaurant,
Funeral services were held today in
34 new irrigation customers to power
Chairman Fencl especially invites been recorded for 1948, 1949 and 1950 variety store, sporting goods store, the Mill City Presbyterian church,
parents of Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts That approximates the entire case ' garage and tavern supplying residents Rev. O. L. Jones officiating.
It was also reported that all engi- to the Wednesday meeting of the Mill load for the preceding ten years.
l needs. A well-equipped garage, weld
Interment was in Fairview ceme
neering work on the project has been City PTA in the Mill City high school.
In 1950, the 2.800 chapters of the ing plant and Gas Heat company are tery.
completed and that materials and sup
The “Most Parents Present’ con National Foundation for Infantile assets to the eastern part of Lyons.
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday plies for construction of the hi-tension test will be conducted as usual this Paralysis aided 54,000 patients—30,- Likewise a modern service station on
line and substation have already been month. Following the close of the 000 of whom were from previous the west. Two churches, the Meth
ordered. Actual construction is ex
odist church, Rev. O. L. Jones, pastor
American Legion Auxiliary 2d Mon pected to start sometime after the business part of the meeting, refresh years, including 17,000 from 1949 —and St. Patrick’s Catholic church—
ments will be served by the refresh alone. Patient care and epidemic aid
Lions club meeting
first >f the year, and at present it is
Rev. Father Schneider serving masses
A.F. A A.M. No. 180 stated meet believed that the work will be com ment committee in the recreation room are costing the National Foundation —promote the religious welfare of
of the high school.
and its chapters $25,000,000 this year,
ing third Monday.
pleted by early summer, in time to
and an additional $3.500,000 has been ' Lyons’ citixens.
Hollis Turnidge was re-elected for
be of value during the peak of the
The Rebekah hall, one of the older a term of five years, as director of
allocated to research and professional
buildings and the grange hall built the Gates Volunter Fire department,
O.E.S. meeting, 2d Monday month. irrigation season.
education, also in 1950.
Necessary work will include con Free Disposal of That
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Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
It is almost redundant to explain
Friday evening at a meeting held at
Women's club 8 p m 1st. 3rd Tues verting approximately 8 miles of Christmas Tree for You
that a staggering financial burden
the local high school. Byron Bates
has been placed upon the National
was elected to serve as director in
Leonard Herman, proprietor of Foundation and hundreds of its chap CHANGE UNDER MASTHEAD
66,000 volts. The majority of the
place of Glen Hennes*.
Altar Society meets 3rd Wed.
existing power poles can be used in the Mill City Disposal Service, an ters. The treasuries of a majority of
This week under the masthead of five directors ini luding Oswald Hirte,
Mill City PT A meets 2nd Wed.
nounced today that his service is Oregon's chapters have been emptied The Mill City Enterprise appears chairman; Bill Pennick, sec.-treas.;
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p m. necessary to change crossarms and planning a special pick up this Sat
or severely depleted, and the national “$2..'»0 a Year. 10c a Copy”. Rising Elmer Klutke and the two just elected,
at Detroit school building
urday. Jan. 6. of those now bother
newsprint and publication costs have Turnidge and Bates.
Santiam Rebekah 166 1st and 3rd insulation in order to handle the some Christmas trees free of charge. office itself ia working at a deficit.
I cite these many facts and statis forced this change.
wood was appointed fire chief.
Wed. at 8 p m
The proposed substation will be
Mr. Herman cautioned home own tics because they tend to place proper
A year's subscription is still the
A new fire truck was delivered this
erected on Mountain States' property ers in Mill City and fíales that they emphasis on the importance of the same price, only the newsstand price week for the district. The volunteer
Theta Rho Club for Girls, meets 1st on the south edge of the city of Stay must have their old trees in plain March of Dimes, from which the Na has advanced.
firemen spent most of Saturday fam
ton. The substation will have a capa sight near the road for easy pick-up tional Foundation and its chapters de
and 3rd Thursdays.
Subscribe now by sending in that iliarizing themselves with the opera
Gates PT A 1st Thursday 8 pm.
city of 6,000 kva and will function as for disposal. <*n routes outside of rive funds each year for the care of check or money order—better still— tion of the machine.
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs a control source of supply for the Gates and Mill City Mr. Herman each and every polio sufferer who come in. look over tbe shop, and
A second meeting of the firemen
12.000 volt distribution system serv- will make pick-up of trees on reg comes to them for treatment, Y'eness give those important bits of news was scheduled for Tuesday evening,
Garden club fourth Thursday
Firemen Auxiliary meets 3d Thurs.
about your family and friends.
January 2, 1951, at the school house.
VilTH POLIO IM
5-PTEKNBER, 192-9 /'
District 129-J Applies
For Federal Money
Aids Mill City
Catherine Lyon Will
Talk on Europe at PTA
Eva Bevier Passes at
Salem Nursing Home
Turnidge Elected To
Five Year Term