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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 18, 1951)
T he MILL CITY
ID ANU \
Tony Moravec, lecturer of Santiam
Grange, chairmaned the annual San
tiam Soil conservation meeting last
week in the Santiam Grange hall
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OE NATURE’S EMPIRE
where Dr. A. L. Strand, president of
Oregon State College gave a short
MILL CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY. JANI ARY IS, 1951
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talk concerning his recent tour of the
Vol. VII—No. 3
Strand stressed the thought that
the control of land and its proper dis
tribution were ‘the most important
things in the world'.
First National Bank, Salem branch,
spokesman Chester Loe gave a few
pertinent remarks on the value of con
servation and advised the use of grass
Thousands of Oregon polio fighters
as a conservation measure.
’ are throwing their active support
The campaign to raise funds for the Santiam Memorial Hospital will
Howard Cushman, northwest reg behind the annual March of Dimes tn
come to a close at a final report dinner to be held at 7:00 o'clock, Monday
ional soil conservation secretary, dis the opening phase of this two-week
night. January 22, in the Catholic Gymnasium (Parish hall) located on San
closed that Oregon’s 35 conservation campaign for funds to carry the heav
tiam street. Stayton.
district include a total acreage of 13,- iest burden that infantile paralysis
When the final reports from the volunteer workers are received, the
000,000. Sijc new areas were added has ever imposed on the American
Board of Directors will announce whether or not sufficient funds have been
recently, Cushman indicated.
people, Robert P Veness, Mill City
"subscribed from memorials and mem-
Harry L. Riches, Santiam district March of Dimes Chairman, asserted
Iierships to justify proceeding with
secretary, reported that the Santiam today.
the construction of Santiam Memorial
district increased by 296,000 acres in
Hospital. In event sufficient funds
Treasuries of many of Oregon’s 36
are not subscribed, the subscription
chapters of the National Foundation
During the past three years San for Infantile Paralysis have been
contracts will be cancelled and any
tiam district has completed fifteen emptied or badly depleted during a
money paid thereon returned 100%
projects which include seeding of year that brought the state an un
to the subsriber, according to an
1,549 acres to grass and legumes and precedented 515 to 520 polio cases.
announcement made at campaign
managing some 298 acres of wood Three hundred and twenty-five Ore
for a one year term at the city coun headquarters.
gonians were stricken in 1949, and
The headquarters appeals to all who
meeting Wednesday night, Jan.
Tree planting, pasture seeding, carry-over cases from that year, and
10th. In re-electing Mayor Toman to are in a position to subscribe to do
cover cropping, farm plans wild-life even earlier, have added to the drain
Mill City's new city council met and re-organized last Wednesday night.
again lead the Mill City government, so at this time in order to aid the
area, fertilizing cropland, land clear on Oregon chapters, Veness reported.
Left to right they are James O’Leary, police commissioner and new
the other members of the council rec volunteer workers who are re
ing, irrigation layouts, drainage pro
member; Carl Kelly, vice chairman; Albert Toman, re-elected mayor for
ognized the excellent job that he has doubling their efforts that they may
The national picture was much the
jects and contour stripping projects
have a large final report for Mon
performed in the last year.
were involved, Riches informed the same, according to Dr. E. T. Hedlund, Greene, street commissioner.
(Photo courtesy Bob Veness-Statesman)
day night's meeting.
1.836 Subscribers To Date
Sam Sloan, state conservationist;
out-going member of the council in
R. B. Elmes,district conservationist; 13th consecutive year. Dr. Hedlund
It is announced that at the present
that position. Kelly was street com time 1,319 persons have subscribed
Ronald Jones,president of the Oregon said that 1950 was the third straight
missioner last year.
Farmers Union; Eddie Ahresn, repre year of high polio incidence in this
for memberships of $100 or more
Councilman Kliewer retires from and 517 are associate members for
senting the Oregon Farm Bureau;Ted country. More than 100,000 cases
the council after serving as Mill City’s less than $100 subscribed.
Hobart, fieldman, United States Na
tional Bank, Salem; were introduced combined—or almost as many as the
Headquarters Western Air Defense first mayor and then as vice chairman hundred and one have subscribed for
by Chairman Moravec at the dinner entire case load for the previous
Col. Mark Hillary, director of civ Force announced this week that a of the council. Pressure of business memorials for themselves or loved
decade. March of Dimes monies
prior to the business meeting.
defense for Marion county, when test exercise for the Ground Observer affairs of his meat market his made ones. A large number of business
needed for patient care and epidemic
City Tuesday, Jan. 16 an Corps will be conducted in this area it impossible for him to continue on firms and corporations are included
aid during the three years amounted
need for volunteer work on Saturday and Sunday the 3rd and the council and therefore he was not in the memorial list.
to $58, 000,000.
a candidate at the last election. We
“The amount of money raised is
4th of February.
“In this state last year,” Dr. Hed ers in the canyon communities. Col
are all appreciative of the fine work almost sufficient to assure the
lund said, “one case alone cost more
he has performed and the sacrifice building of the hospital”, according
than $12,000. The disease is always for defense w-ould be greater in this Ground Observers meet at the City of time he gave.
to G. W. Schachtaick, General Chair
because of Detroit
expensive, indollars and cents and in I
W. R. Green becomes the new street man of the hospital campaign, who
human suffering, and this is a most
commissioner and gives up his former I said “All that remains is the raising
A meeting of Boy Scout executives, crucial point in our battle against it.
Volunteers will be needed in police tions for the test exercise.
troop committeemen and all others in Let’s all punch together to kayo work, which will include traffic con-
It is requested that the posts in duties as police commissioner to Jim i of a substantial sum from those in
terested in Scouting will be held at polio”.
trol and direction of personnel. Vol- the canyon be placed in active opera O’Leary, the new member of the ' the area to be served who have not
Arey Podrabsky will con . been visited by the solicitors.”
Mom and Pop’s cafe on Tuesday,
His appeal was backed by President unteers who are trained as nurses, tion and that “Aircraft Flash” re
The final dinner will be served by
January 23rd, 8:30 p.m. This will Truman. Mr Truman declared that nurse's aides and in first aid will be ports be made during the hours of tinue as sanitation commissioner, a
be a combination meeting of the com the battle against polio is “every especially in demand in time of emer 8 a.in. to 5 p.m., on the 3rd and 4th. position in which he has performed the Women’s Auxiliary of the Amer
ican Ix-gion who have been serving
mittees for the Explorer Post and one’s fight” and “no victim stands gency. Men who are trained as car
During the period of this exercise, valuable services.
The first action taken by the newly the luncheons at the American Ix*gion
Troop 49 and will be for the purpose j alone".
penters,- powdermen, welders, and it is requested that “Aircraft Flash”
of obtaining additional committeemen
operators of heavy equipment will be be made on the following aircraft: organized city government was re hall throughout the entire campaign.
appointing Don Sheythe as municipal
and securing a scoutmaster for Troop
needed in rescue work. Owners and
1. Any aircraft with two or more judge and Lee Ross as city clerk and
drivers of stake body trucks or any
recorder. Bob Hill Jr. was appointed
Clarke Lethin of Albany, who is
other type of truck that can be used
2. All aircraft in formation (2 or city treasurer.
the district commissioner for Mill
to evacuate people are needed so that
City, will be present at the meeting
they can be briefed on the over-all
3. All aircraft heard but not seen, be at the city hall every Tuesday
for the purpose of explaining the
plan of evacuating.
It is requested that no “Aircraft night from 8 to 9 p.m. for recording
scout program. Mr. Lethin recently
Anyone interested in first aid should
The Mill City I’TA again leads
Woodburn Post No. 46, The Amer- contact Chief of Police King or Pa Flash i” reports be given on the fol- and transacting city business.
gave a talk before the PTA. who have
parade of community spirit as
volunteered to sponsor Troop 49.
trolman Kenneth Hunt. If enough
1. Aircraft obviously taking off or activate the city planning commission. it sponsors a benefit ham dinner
Everyone interested in reactivating be hosts to Department Officers and [are interested a class will be organ
landing from an airfield.
The planning commission has not in the Mill City grade school cafe
the troop in Mill City is urged to visiting Legionaires who are to con ized with instructors from Salem.
2. Any single engine aircraft flying | been active in the past several months teria from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan.
As soon as the key personnel has
attend the meeting.
and the members were of the opinion 28, for a new steam table for the
2nd district conference.
Clyde R. been trained there will be public meet
Dickey o f Portland, department ings where everyone in the upper
| that there was a great deal that grade school rafeteria lunch room.
Mrs. Arey Podrabsky chairman of
commander of the American Legion canyon will be informed as to what
j should be done.
'Chuck* Gilbert Leaves
Councilman O’Leary lays claim to the benefit dinner committee, indi
will head the group of Department to do and how to conduct themselves Final Rites for Frank Bass
Officers which includes Hollis C. Hull, under various types of emergencies.
j making and getting passed more mo cated today.
Gene Teague and Bruce department
Anyone desiring to donate food,
vice commander, Tom
tions at his first session on the coun
The following men met with Colonel To Be Held Saturday
Charles “Chuck” Gilbert of Mill Collins, department adjutant, Les St. Hillary for the discussion on organ- 1 Jesse Franklin Bass a resident of cil than any other councilman in the such as pickles, vegetables, ham or
City, formerly in the position of Clair, the department service officer ization of civilian defense: Sheriff Mill City for the last 15 years died history of the city. He says he got desserts for this benefit dinner
salesman for the Gene Teague Chev and various chairman of standing Denver Young of Marion county; suddenly Thursday, January 11. Mr. over thirty motions through the coun should contact Mrs. Podrabsky, Mrs.
Ozzie Mikkelson, or Mrs. Bert Mor
rolet Company in Stayton and committees to attend the Conference. Mayor Albert Toman of Mill City; Bass had suffered a heart attack cil by expert manuevering!
The next council meeting is sched ris. members of the benefit dinner
associate in Bruce’s Richfield Service Commander Dickey said the confer Mayor Albert Millsap of Gates; Mayor seven weeks ago but seemed on the
in Mill City is no longer connected ence is for the purpose of discussing Charles Haseman of Idanha, Chief of road to recover when the final attack uled for Wednesday night, Jan. 24, committee.
Tickets, 50c for children under 12
at 8 p.m. The regular meeting night
with either of these businesses, he problems, program, and policies of Police J. T. King of Mill City; W R. came.
the Legion and to acquaint the mem Hutcheson and A. J. Strahn of Gate-,
of the council was changed to one and $1.00 for adults, are on sale
Funeral services will be held at
at Muir’s Bakery. Mill City Phar
Gilbert was instrumental in the bership of the actions taken at depart Patrolman Kenneth Hunt and Ix*e 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20, in meeting a month. Effective in Feb macy, Mill City Variety and through
ruary the council will now meet on
construction of the Fir Grove Trailer ment convention at Grants Pass and Ross of Mill City.
the First Presbyterian church in Mill the first Wednesday of each month. the school. Mrs. Mikkelson disclosed.
the recent National Convention held
court in Mill City and has engaged in in
City. Interment will follow in the
a wide variety of enterprises since
Fox Valley cemetery. Mrs. M. G.
coming to Mill City.
Brock, of Milwaukie will bring the
Mrs. Myrtle Krueger, The Dalles,
During World War II “Chuck was
final message; assisting will be the
foreman of an aircraft assembly line
Rev. W. W. Watkins.
in an airplane factory in California. head her group will hold a separate
Mr. Bass was born at Baker, Ore
Gilbert has many acquaintances and conference during the afternoon and
September 8, 1884. He was
friends in Mill City and area.
Dr. Burl Betzer, president of the
sisting of Mrs. Marie Wilkins of La Santiam Memorial hospital Medical married to Ruth Cramer Bass in 1913
Grande, vice president, and Mrs. Mae Staff announces the appointment of and out of that union two children
TONY MORAVEC INJURED
¡Whitcomb, department secretary.
Doctors J. F. Hosch, Winifred E. were born. Mourning his loss are his
As we go to press we are informed
The sessions will close with a ban Peery, H. M. Peery and A. G. Prill of widow, Mrs. Ruth Cramer Bass; a
that Tony Moravec is confined in the quet at the Legion club at 6:30, after
daughter, Mrs. Shirley Wagner of
Deaconess hospital in Salem, suffer which short addresses will be made Scio as members of the medical staff Toledo, Ohio; a son, Millard Bass of
ing from a blow on the head by a by both Commander Dickey and
Toledo, Ohio; two grand daughters
The following are also members of Linda Susan Bass and Kathy Sue
piece of wood while working at the j President Krueger. Top officers of
Freres-Frank mill in Lyons.
Wagner; a sister Mrs. Ethel Blum of
(both the American Legion and Amer
ican Legion Auxiliary recently re Andersen, H. A. Beauchamp and Mehama; a brother Albert Bass of
turned from conferences held for both Theodore Stuckart, Stayton; Doctors Lyons; many nieces and nephews;
organizations in Indianapolis. Com Jack W. Reid, David W. Reid and and a host of friends.
WE FEEL THAT OUR CUSTOMERS IN
mander Dickey predicts that the com Wm. Teutsch. Jr., Mill City.
The son Millard Bass of Toledo is
ing year will see the Legion increase
expected to arrive for the funeral,
I.O.O F. meeting.
tremendously in membership accom be controlled by a board of laymen the daughter Mrs. Wagner, is not
THE CANYON ARE ENTITLED TO
Mill City TWA meeting last Friday plishment. He points out that the elected by the members; this board well enough to make the trip.
Legion is the largest veteran’s or will select a superintendent to manage
Pallbears will be Ray Walker,
in the world with ap the hospital. The members of the Thuro Shipley, William Stewart. Del
American Legion Auxiliary 2d Mon
medical staff together with the hos
Lions club meeting.
pital superintendent will act in an bert Hill, and Ellis Hill.
A F A A M. No. 180 stated meet Legion posts in this district always advisory capacity to the Board of
participate in the Legion’s Youth
ing third Monday
program, among which are Junior Directors and in this manner co GATES STREET IMPROVEMENT
Legion baseball child welfare, boys' ordinate the business, medical and PLANS MADE BY COUNCIL
O.E.S. meeting, 2d Monday month. i state, high school oratorical contest service departments of the hospital.
N. W. Haner and Associates, Port
Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
The service of the hospital will be land engineers, recently employed by
! and co-operate with their communi
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Women’s club 8 p.m. 1st, 3rd Tues ties on all worthwhile activities.
so arranged that a member of the Mill City to prepare a master plan for
medical staff will be designated to be the drainage and improvement of the
DAYS WITH A DEPOSIT OF 10%
subject to call to the hospital for any city streets visited with council mem
Altar Society meets 3rd Wed
bers last Friday evening while on his
Mill City PTA meets 2nd Wed.
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 pm.
Many such hospitals in smaller way to a meeting with Gates' city
at Detroit school building.
A SON—To Mr. and Mrs. Jamer communities, when built, attract ad council. The Gates council is plan
Santiam Rebekah 166—1st and 3rd Moore, Gates, January 16. at Salem ditional doctors to the area to be ning street and water improvements
and are seeking expert advice.
Wed at 8 p m.
Theta Rho Club for Girls, meets 1st
NEXT TO MUIR’S BAKERY
and 3rd Thursdays.
Gates PTA 1st Thursday 8 p m.
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs
Garden club fourth Thursday
U ’ í I
Firemen Auxiliary meets 3d Thurs
Hospital Workers Plan For
Final Report Monday Night
Volunteers for Air Defense Slates
Civilian Defense Test Exercise Soon
Scout Troop to
Benefit Ham Dinner
Scheduled By PTA
Scio Doctors Join
People from outside of the
canyon are buying our
-- Therefore —
Mill City Appliance Store