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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 11, 1951)
T he MILL CITY
MEH \M I
Mill City Fire Chief Arlo Tuers
on behalf of the Mill City Firemen
■welcomed those of the Marion County
Firemen’s association attending the
annual election meeting Wednesday
in the Mill City fire hall where Harold
Wiltse of Mill City was elected vice
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president of the association.
Following Chief Tuers’ greeting, he
introduced to the association, CBI
Engineer H. H. Roberts, Mill City’s
Mayor Albert Toman, Councilmen
Arey PorUbsky, Carl Kelly, Wes
Greene, and Jim O’Leary.
Civilian Defense Director J. T. King
and Patrolman Kenneth Hunt sat in
on the association meeting and were
introduced by Chief Tuers.
Fire Chief Tuers announced John
Muir, “Tex” Agee, and Jim O’Leary
as new volunteers for duty with the
couraged by the number of memorials
Mill City Firemen.
and other subscription* me.de by the
Roy Beebe, Clarence Estenson,
businessmen of Salem, who are inter
"Tex” Blazek, Lee Knowles and Fire
ested in protecting the life and health
Chief Tuers represented Mill City at
of their customers and patrons from
last months’ regular conclave of the
this area. Their names will be placer!
association in Donald where the Don
The workers of the Santiam Mem
on metal plaques in the lobby of the
ald Firemen were in charge of en
orial Hospital money-raising cam hospital.”
paign are pleased to note that the
“We believe that a sufficient num
Subsequent to the opening remarks
following organizations hare sub
ber of subscriptions can be obtained
of Chief Tuers, President Verl Coch
scribed to the hospital fund: San- to justify proceeding with
ran of Hubbard began the transaction
tiam Rebekah Lodge No. 166 of Mill
ect,” stated R. L. Stewart, chairnian
of the association’s business. Secre
City: I.O.O.F. Lodge No. Ill of Mill
of the general organization, who said
tary Frances Schmidt read the min
City; Fox Valley Community ( lull of
“Only a short time remains for those
utes of the previous meeting in Don
Lyons; Acacia Assembly No. 10. Order
who have not taken memorials or
ald. E. L. Smith of Salem drafted
of Rainbow for Girls, Stayton; Amer
I joined as members to come to the
and presented a new set of amended
ican Legion Auxiliary of Stayton: front. We are certain that all who
by-laws for consideration of the as
Acacia Chapter No. 63. Eastern Star ¡can do so will subscribe each accord-
Social Club of Stay ton; Eva Rebekah ling to his ability within the next few
The nominating com »lit tee of the
Lodge No. 92 of Stay ton; Three I.inks days.”
group selected E. M. Forgard of
Club of Stayton; and Court Queen of
These subscribers to the Santiam
Woodburn for president; Harold
Peace No. 1328, C.D. A.. Stay Ion, local Memorial Hospital campaign are safe
Artists's conception of Big Cliff Dam which will regulate the flow of the North Santiam River during
Wiltse of Mill City, 1st vice presi
general chairman .1. C. Kimmel ob guarded by our plan of organization,
operation of Detroit Dam and. like its larger counterpart, will generate power. Detroit and Big < liff dams fit
dent; Bert Bernard of St. Paul, 2nd
according to Walter II. Bell, president,
into a large chain of units linked together for flood control in the Willamette valley. Tied in with flood con
vice president; Waldo “Ted” Miller
The campaign headquarters is in i “The plan provides that if sufficient
of Four Corners, secretary-treasurer;
trol is vital resource conservation and resort opportunities. Big Cliff is scheduled for production of 18,000
formed also that many other civic and subscriptions are not otbained in the
kilowatts of power. East week Army Engineers announced receipt of a low bid of *42,411 from Woodward
Bradley of Sublimity, one-year direc
fraternal organizations are planning ¡present campaign to justify the board
Governor Co.. Rockford. III., for turbine governing equipment and spare parts for Big Cliff dam.
torship; C. Bucholt, two-year direc
niemorials or substantial contribu [of directors to proceed with the build
(Photo courtesy Oregon Journal)
torship; and C. A. Blake, three-year
to the hospital fund, Kimmel ing of the hospital that all subscrip
directorship. The choices of the nom
tion contracts and any money paid
inating committee were unanimously
Campaign Is In Final Stage
thereon will be returned to the sub-
approved by the association members.
Harold Wiltse took over the presi
“There are 1601 subscribers to the ! scribers,” Mr. Bell added.
dent’s gavel, due to the absence of
Santiam Memorial Hospital building
president-elect E. M. Forgard, to ad
fund up to Wednesday noon”, accord
journ the association’s business ses
ing to G. W. Schachtsick, general
Arthur L. Davis, who has been a
sion for a dinner prepared and served
chairman of the Santiam Memorial
H. H. Roberts, CBI Engineer, pre Hospital campaign, who says ”800
by the Mill City association host.
Mill City first grade teacher, Cath local resident for the past year will
Next month the Stayton firemen erine Lyon, gave an illustrated lec leave this week for Adrain, Mo., sented a short address picturing the who will be benefited by the Santiam
ture of her tour of Europe last sum where he will visit his parents and duties of a contractor on a construc Memorial Hospital remain to be can
will host the group.
mer at the Mill City PT A assembly brother-- for several weeks before tion project, such as Detroit dam rep vassed by the solicitors. Those who
resents, to the Marion County Fire have not subscribed should realize
Wednesday in the Mill City high planning to re-enter the army.
The American Legion’s “Tide of
mens’ association Wednesday meeting that it is almost impossible for the Toys” for children of Europe is ex-
few volunteer workers to visit all the I fleeted to rea< h a volume of 10,000,-
Boy Scout executive Clarke Lethin
Engineer Roberts, in t .«plaining the people in the area to be served by 000 this year, with at least 100,000
of Albany gave out much valuable
enormity of a power dam contract, the hospital.” Schachtsick issues an from Oregon, according to Oregon
Scout organizational material for the
asserted that CBI expended five mil appeal for all who desire to establish Department Commander Clyde Dickey.
PTA’s action during his speech be
lion dollars for necessary equipment memorials or become members or as
An antique and hobby show of San- fore the group.
' The international goodwill program
alone in beginning construction of sociate members of the hospital to
tiam valley items is slated for com- getting Scout committeemen active
sent 3,000,000 toys to Europe last
mu. ty onioyment in the Gates high as soon as possible.
year, first of its operation, for dis
concrete already have been poured Stayton 4392 or the Canyon Area
-ch. *1 "
Hum at o p.m. through
Mrs. Lyon spiced her address. dT
tribution by CAIUC. Th»-¿¿uA Bing
mainly by way of the eight-yard headquarters at Mil) City, 2671 and
to 10 p.m., Friday, Jan. 26, Mrs. Floyd her European tour, with exhibition
Crosby accepted the honorary chair
Völkel of Gates declared today.
of many color-films taken during her
manship of the national drive, with
ways concrete pouring machinery In- view, Such prospects may also con-
The idea creating this community trip. The time allotted Mrs. Lyon
Drew Pearson and Irving Geist, both
stalled and in use at the Detroit dam. tact any volunteer worker.
exhibit is the getting together in one proved insufficient to allow her a full
enthusiastic boosters last year, while
Following graduation from Willam
Cooling of all concrete poured to Relieves Over-Crowding
convenient spot the many valuable and coverage of her topic. Italy and the ette university he served in Roy L.
serving as honorary vice chairmen,
highly interesting antiques and hobby City of Rome occupied much of her Hewitt’s law office next to Jenkin's 50° Fahrenheit imposes a burden of | “The building of the Santiam Mem Mill City Legion Commander Dick
displays abounding in this Santiam lecture time.
hardware as a law clerk for a year large weight, both in an engineering orial Hospital will relieve the over Morse disclosed today.
Mrs. Sletto’s first grade room won prior to joining the staff of The Mill sense and in money. Roberts indi crowded hospitals in Salem and other
Valley, Mrs. Hollis Turnidge of Gates
A concentrated drive has started
the “Most Parents Present” contest City Enterprise. In that office he cated. however, that this standard set ¡cities from the 400 or 500 patients
all over the state and each of the
[that annually help overload their hos- 170 Legion posts and their auxiliary
Gates women making and directing
made many friends for the generous
off in later years in lowered mainte i pitals because of the present lack of
the antique and hobby exhibits sched high in high school parent competi assistance he was able to give.
units are expected to join in. the pro
¡hospital facilities in the area that gram, and co-operation of church
uled for showing January 26 are Mrs.
Roberts stressed the idea that the
Mrs. Ed Cooke reported a paid
Hollis Turnidge, Mrs. Floyd Völkel,
community life of the city and spent workers on the Detroit dam have [ will be served by the Santiam Mem groups. Boy Scouts, schools, and civic
orial Hospital” according to Dr. Win.
Mrs. William Pennick, Mrs. Dan Mor membership of 132. Mrs. Jess Lee the past several months as a writer
chalked up a fine record in all phases 1!. Burrell, chairman of the advance organizations is invited. Auxiliary
rison, Mrs. Harold Wilson, Mrs. N. announced that the PTA sponsored for The Enterprise, where his services
President Mrs. Jack Colburn asserted.
kindergarten has facilities for more
¡gifts committee, who states “The
P Pennick and Mrs. Burrel Cole.
The appeal of the drive is for each
cellent ability and conduct. Through campaign workers are greatly en-
A 200-year-old Japanese mask, a children and that there is now avail the readers for his fine classical abil
child to donate one toy from his or
this continued co-operation the heavy
100-year-old table spread, antique
her Christmas gifts but not broken
Charles Kelly disclosed the pur ity at putting words and phrases to construction schedule of work of 85%
spoon-holders, a Pennsylvania-made
fragile, or electrical toys, and none
completion by December, 1951, and
baby high-chair, (which traveled west chase of a steam table for the grade
of military nature, Auxiliary Secre
Art was a sergeant in the Army finished by November, 1952, will be
via covered wagon), an ancient pic
tary Mrs. Norman Jensen reported.
Air Corps during World War II, where
ture made from cigar bands, great fact the PT A acted by planning a he specialized in instrument work on accomplished Roberts stated.
Persons who do not donate toys or
grandfather’s handmade underwear of money raising campaign to help pay army aircraft. He spent nine months
to give money may contribute
part of his speech to pointing out
handwoven cloth, one venerable roll for the steam table.
to the shipping fund. GiftB of toys
Mesdames James O’Leary, Jack on Guam with the 73rd Air Service the resort nature of the finished De
Robert Veness, Mill City's chairman
ing pin, many old style dresses, a del
Carey, E. W. Bauer, Melbourne Ram Group and was honorably discharged troit dam project, also in explaining for the 1951 March of Dimes, reports or money may be left at Dicks Shoe
icate and fancy tea set, quaint lamps,
bo, Vernon Todd, Arthur Kriever, Ray
the main purpose of the project as that there will be a special pre-cere- Service in Mill City until January
old, old dolls, a gun, knife, and coin
Steiner, Don Peterson, Jess Lee, Roy son Barracks, St. Louis, Mo., in 1946. being for power generation, flood con mony kick-off program Saturday, Jan. 20. Children or other donors may
collection or so are but a few of the
attach personal notes to the toys
Walker, and Dill Brinton prepared
Mr. Davis has been active in the trol, and resource conservation in the 13, at 10:39 a m. in front of the county
array of items being arranged for
they give, Mrs. Jensen suggested.
and served refreshments of coffee and democratic party in Marion county Santiam valley.
court house in Salem.
the curious on January 26.
Commander Morse feels that “Tide
the and was nominated for state senator
In connection with the planned fin
Canyon citizens having antiques, carrot pudding to the PTA after
A parade at 10:00 a.m. ending at of Toys”, in some measure, expresses
unusual hobby-craft, or museum pieces
the court house precedes speech-mak concretely the attitude the people of
won the Democrat nomination for Detroit dam, Roberts disclosed that ing by Gov. Douglas McKay, County
and wishing display of them to the
the United States have towards less
state representative for Marion coun
public should contact the ladies re
contract for Big Cliff dam, which is Judge Ray Glatt, Mayor Al Loucks fortunate peoples.
sponsible for the January 26 show in
of Salem and James E. Keys, cam
Davis took two years pre-legal closely linked to Detroit dam.
the Gates high school gymnasium, the
paign director for the Marion County
March of Dimes.
at Warrensburg. Mo., before enlisting
Used for defraying incidental costs
The Marion county chapter for In
Election of officers at the Firemen’s in the army in 1941 after Pearl Har Notice Kindergarten Parents
and the expense of guests’ refresh
fantile Paralysis is facing 1951 with
meeting Wednesday night resulted in
ments will be the 50c admission Albert Snyder being made president, bor. In 1949 he was graduated from
Mrs. Agnes A. Allen. Mill City kin- insufficient funds to properly care
Willamette university college of law.
charge, Mrs. Völkel revealed.
dergarten supervisor, is considering for the 48 cases of polio now being
Mill City Cafe in Mill City now an
Frank New, vice president; Vernon
Art announced with deep regret
attractively re-decorated establish
Haldford, sec.-treas. Sam Palmerton his decision to leave Mill City, He the division of her charges into a treater! in Marion county.
morning class and an afternoon class
re-elected fire chief.
The chapter in 1950 expended *16,- ment, re-opened for business Monday
takes with him the best wishes of his
if enough pupils attend her school.
778.42 and increased an already exist following a sixty-day closure while
W ayne Woodward and Joe Rober- many friends and the hope that
Dues are still *6.<10 per month, pay
ing deficit. The coming drive starts work was in progress.
soon will return.
able at the beginning of each month
Mill City Cafe manager, Mrs. Er-
15 and continues through
committee chairmen are to be ap-
for the remainder of the school year. January 31.
I nest Jose, greets friends and guests
pointed by the president, Retiring as
Regular attendance of pupils is nec
in a newly decorated cafe and is
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday
president was Jack Haseman, Glen
Robert Veness urges everyone to happy to point out the prominent fea
essary in order that kindergarten ex
Willis as vice president, and Warren
co-operate and push the 1951 March tures of the Mill City Cafe which
penses be properly defrayed.
American Legion Auxiliary 2d Mon Stoll as sec.-treas.
of Dimes through to a success.
MRS. JESS LEE.
promise continuance of its usual con-
Lions club meeting
[ venient and hospitable service.
A movement is underway to re
A F. A A.M. No. 180 stated meet IS THIS YOLK NUMBER?
Mr. Jose is employed at present on
serve a block of power from the De
ing third Monday.
A green Ford coupe with Oregon troit dam project for the entire can LODGES AID HOSPITAL DRIVE
the Detroit dam project. The Jose’s
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have one daughter, Cleo, who is in
i license number 410-057 passed the yon area, to assure a local public
During regular meetings last week
the Mill City grade school-fifth grade.
O.E.S. meeting, 2d Monday month. I ’STOP" sign on one of the school utility.
Mill City I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 144 and
The Mill City Cafe is centrally lo
'busses recently belonging to School
Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
Sponsored by the Farmers Union Santiam Rebekah Lodge No. 166,
cated near the Mill City post office
Women's club 8 p.m. 1st. 3rd Tues District 29-J, Lyons. Ore. This is not
lietween Wood's Store and the San
the first time cars and trucks have of Mehama, a meeting will be held Memorial hospital fund. Both lodges
tiam War Surplus and Clothiers store.
run through this «top sign. Parents at the club house January 12 with will pay the *100 subscription on a
Altar Society meets 3rd Wed.
this can be a serious problem, espe the public invited, Speeches by any monthly payment plan which is of
Mill City PT A meets 2nd Wed.
if it is your child who in cross- one person will be limited to three fered by the hospital campaigners.
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8pm
minutes declares Ike Myers, president.
at Detroit school building.
Upon completion of the Detroit
Santiam Rebekah 166 1st and 3rd
Frank Hase, well known Mill City
motorists of the canyon to please dam, if power is not reserved, it can
Wed at 8 p m
ritisen passed away unexpectedly in
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»top when meeting a stopped school
bus regardless of the direction you that make application, state utility
his home today as a result of a heart
A SON To Mr and Mrs. Charles
14 15 I 16 17
attack suffered recently.
Theta Rho Club for Girls, meets 1st are going.
By petitioning now for a reserve Power, Route 1, Lyons, Janaary 6,
Baas seemed on the road to recovery
The school board states that any
and 3rd Thursdays.
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when suddenly he was taken, it was
Gadea PT A 1st Thursday 8 pm.
further violation« will be prosecuted block, those canyon residents who de at Salem Memorial hospital.
sire electricity can support this move
A SON - To Mr. and Mrs. Robert
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs to the fullest extent of the law.
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(9) GEORGE NYDEGGER. ment to obtain Detroit dam power Knowles, Gates, January 6, at Salem
No arrangements have been made
Garden chib fourth Thursday
< hairman. District 29-J in the future, declare representatives. General hospital.
• Firemen Auxiliary meets 3d Thurs.
Santiam Hospital Workers
Cheered by Area s Support
Number of Hospital
High Figure of 1600
Arthur L. Davis
Leaves Mill City
'Tide of Toys’
Antique and Hobby
Show in Gates Gym
As Idanha Fire Chief
Re-Vamped Mill City Cafe
Re-Opens for Business
Campaign Underway to
Reserve Block of Power
Frank Bass Taken Suddenly