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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 25, 1951)
Take New Life
Clarke A. Lethin, field Scout execu
tive for the Marion district of the
Boy Scouts of America was present
Tuesday night, January 23. at a meet
ing attended by local citizens inter
ested in re-activating scouting in Mill
City. Xethin was enthusiastic over
the possibilities present for scouting
to advance in the city and for the
support which he has received in his
endeavors to re-organize the local
Boy Scout troops in Mill City began
to take new life as a result of the
efforts of various groups and individ
uals during the past few weeks, with
three troops comprising boys from
8 to 18 years, feeling the surge of
Much has been accomplished to
ward the eventual goal, however,
much more work will be necessary as
well as more volunteers to carry on
the various phases of Scouting.
A great deal of credit for the
past performance of Mill City
Scouts who have always ranked
high in the Cascade area is due to
to the untiring efforts of Lawrence
Kanoff and Louis Verbeck.
Mr. Verbeck has moved out of the
city but it is hoped that Lawrence
will find some time to devote to
The Cub Scouts, a new venture in
Mill City, for boys from 8 to 11 years
of age are sponsored by the PTA.
The troop committee consisting of
Eldon Lents, Burton Burroughs, Her
bert Schunk, Chas. Harmon, and Bill
Tickle held an organizational meet
ing on Wednesday evening, January
24. They have secured the services
of Ray Steiner as Cubmaster.
Ladies who have volunteered as
Den Mothers include Mrs. Eldon
Lentz, Mrs. Geo. Ditters and Mrs.
J. W. McNealy. A number more are
needed and anyone wishing more in
formation about being a den mother
may contact any of the above com
The committee expects to start call
ing on parents of prospective Cub
Scouts during the coming week. Any
parent wishing information relative to
Cub Scouts may call any of the com
The Boy Scout troop, for boys from
11 to 14 years are also sponsored
by the PTA. They have as their
troop committee Clyde Golden, M. B.
Rambo, W. E. Teal, Charles Kelly anil
The committee has
secured Chet Slater as Scoutmaster
for the troop and are on the lookout
fo. a.i _ssista.,t. Any Ate interested
in working with boys o7 that age can
have the opportunity by seeing one of
the committee, no salary, however!
Mr. Slater works at the Kelly mill
and has had considerable experience
Lee Donaldson will act as insti
tutional representative for both the
Cub pack and the Boy Scout troop.
He will represent them on the dis
trict council and bring to them infor
mation from the district officers.
The Explorer Scouts, who have as
their sponsor the American Legion
are well on the way to becoming a
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A DAUGHTER—To Mr. and Mrs.
Clement Diester, Lyons, Jan. 18, at
Salem Memorial hospital.
A DAUGHTER—To Mr. and Mrs.
Ivan E. Beemer, Mill City, Jan. 21, at
Salem General hospital.
A DAUGHTER—To Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Roten, Mill City, January 25, at
Salem General hospital.
M. C. high school vs. St. Paul, Feb. 2
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday
Gates high vs. Sisters Jan. 27.
Explorer Scouts Legion hall 7:30 p.
American Legion Auxiliary 3d Mon.
Lions club meeting.
A.F. 4 A.M. No. 180 stated meet
ing third Monday
O.E.S. meeting, 2d Monday month.
M. C. high school vs. Sublimity here
Gates high vs. Detroit, Jan. 30.
Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
Women’» club 8 p m 1st, 3rd Tues
Altar Society meets 3rd Wed.
Mill City PTA meets 2nd W’ed.
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 pm.
at Detroit school building.
Santiam Rebekah 166—1st and 3rd
Wed. at 8 p m.
Theta Rho Club for Girls, meets 1st
and 3rd Thursdays.
Gates PTA 1st Thursday 8 pm
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs
Garden club fourth Thursday
Firemen Auxiliary meets 3d Thurs.
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Vol. VII—No. I
MILL CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, J \Nl ARY 25, 1951
$2.50 a Year. J ()<• a Cop*
Hospital Campaign Over
At a victory dinner closing the in-
tensive period of the hospital (inane-
ing campaign last Monday night at
the Catholic gymnasium. Stayton.
[with G. W. Schachtsick presiding.
Rev. Nick Neufeld gave the invoca
tion and at the close Rev. Er. Mathew
Jonas pronounced the benediction. 150
campaign workers and guests heard
the final report which showed 2.031
persons subscribed a total of $367,210.
Wild enthusiasm resulted when
Walter H. Bell, president of the San
tiam Memorial hospital, announced
that adequate funds had been sub
scribed and that the board of direc
tors had decided to proceed with the
construction of the hospital at the
earliest possible date and that the
architects will be instructed to pre
pare detailed plans and specifications.
■ Bell said “The board of directors have
fixed April 2, 1951 as the date for
the first call for payment on sub
¡Canyon and Valley United
“This hospital campaign has drawn
the people of the Canyon area and
this section of Santiam Valley closer
together and has given us n better
understanding and appreciation of
each other, The building of this hos
pital was made possible by the work
ers and contributions of the citizens
of Aumsville, Detroit, Gates. Idanha.
Lyons, Marion, Mehama, Mill City,
Scio, Stayton, Sublimity, Turner and
West Stayton and surrounding terri
tory, and subscriptions from Salem,
Albany, Silverton, Portland, Lebanon
and a few other cities. This hospi
tal was made possible by the united
effort of nil the communities in the
area it will serve. It will truly be a
community-owned and controlled hos-
pital," stated G. W. Schachtsiek, gen-
eral chairman of the campaign.
A like observation was made by
J. ('. Kimmel of Mill City, associate
chairman of the campaign, who helped
organize the workers in the Canyon
area, who said "This campaign has
given us a deep appreciation and
lasting acquaintanceship with our
neighbors. It shows what can be done
when all the communities in the San-
tiani valley and canyon area work to
gether in a common cause.”
L. I>. Barr, hospital adviser, told
the workers “The amount of money
you have raised in this campaign has
established an unprecedented record
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Commander Dick Morse of Amer
ican Legion Post 159 of Mill City
attended the District Regional Con
ference in Woodburn January 21st.
The Gates Chamber of Cemir.Mre
met in regular session, Wednesday
evening of last week in the City Hall,
with W. R. Hutcheson presiding.
Arlo Tuers, chief of the Mill City
fire department presented valuable
information and advice to members
i I. AI llr. It. lilt M . I
of the Gates department who were
Floyd Fleetwood discussed Claude R. Dickey of Portland depart
the need of fire hose and validated ment commander of the American Le
arguments by presenting a $109 gion presided over the meeting at
Workers gathered in Stayton last Monday night to celebrate their victory in the fund raising campaign just
check as a starter. Floyd Völkel tended by 250 members.
completed. In the top picture officers of the Santiam Memorial hospital campaign from left are: J. C. Kimmel,
followed suit with another $100
Mill City, chairman of the Canyon district; R. L. Stewart, Stayton. division B chairman; Dr. William Burrell,
The local Legion will soon have
donation, W. R. Hutcheson and Al- i important information on Prisoner
Stayton. chairman of gift committee; Walter H. Bell, Stayton. president of the association; L. D. Barr of
Oakland. Calif., advisor, and G. W. Schachtsich, Stayt >n, general chairman. Center: Community leaders who
bert Millsap pledged $50 each.
I of War payments reports Commander
sponsored the hospital drive in their areas, from left: E. S. Peterson and A. J. Frank. Mill City; P. Burl Smith
An open discussion of the Civil Morse. State bonus forms and in
and George W. Huffman. Lyons; Huber Ray and Paul Reynolds, of Idanha. Lower picture: Women’s auxiliary
Defense Organization was led by
will be secured as soon as
for Santiam Memorial hospital, from left are: Mrs. Myrtle Pieser, Stayton: Mrs. Grace Kiersey, Aumsville: Chief King of Mill City, district formation
Mrs. Percy Hiatt. Lyons; Mrs. G. H. Jardin. Stayto :: Mrs. Nelli'" E. Jones, Stayton; Mrs. Mabie Sinz, Scio; deputy of civil defense. Volunteers ¡possible by the post. When these ar
rive an announcement will be pub
Mrs. R. I,. Stewart. Stayton.
(Photo Courtesy the Capital Journal)
were given registration cards by lished in this paper and all veterans
Chairman Hutcheson and to all those are invited to take advantage of this
I RED W *G \R A SON, AWARDED
present who wished to qualify.
A delegation from the school and
Commander Morse indicated that a
Bids for the clearing of Areas K
school board also attended and a I survey was being made of all cem-
and L in the Reservoir Area were
petition of the school board to be eteries. to establish the names and
■ipened at the Portland district office
included in the City of Gates Defense , number of veterans buried here and
A meeting of all pilots and student Area was later granted by the City to locate any who do not have head
Arnold Snyder rolled his car Mon
day night about 9:30 on hi-way 222 the Fred Wagar & Son, Inc., of pilots will be held at the city hall Council and sent to Sheriff Denver [stones. Government funds are avail
just above Detroit. The car, a ‘40 Auburn. Wash, who submitted a bid in Lebanon Monday, January 29th at Young of Marion county for approval able for placing head-stones on any
Plymouth club sedan, was traveling of $172.200.00. Notice to proceed has 8 p.m. Ralph Scroggins, owner of and acceptance by the Linn county graves that need marking. Further
east when, striking a slick spot on not yet been signed, but the firm I‘he Lebanon airport, and head of civil defense authority.
information on this worthy project
Chief King, who will have charge of ¡can lie obtained from the post com
the new snow, it slid crosswise on the expects to commence bringing in |CAA, 5th district National Guard will
be in charge.
the Idanha, Detroit, Gates and Mill mander.
road. Snyder was unable to bring the
Clearing areas K and L will com
The purpose of the meeting will City districts, is now selecting and
car back in time to avoid it going over
be the organizing of an air wing of organizing block wardens and person
the bank, turning it over once, light-
ing on all four wheels. Occupants of Mongold, as it extends from the area the National Guard. This unit when nel and has ready distribution cards
the car were his mother, Mrs. A. R. already cleared by E. L. Gates & organized will be used in national de of instructions and identification for Women’s Club Sponsors
Snyder, his brothers, Donald and Co. toward the damsite, to the area fense, releaving regular units of the every resident of the area. A public
Leonard, and William Bodie. All but now being cleared just beyond Mon National Guard in certain operations. meeting will be called in the near Mothers March on Polio’
Jack Bartlett, Salem, director of future to inform everyone, in so far
I Donald incurred minor cuts and gold by Schutt Construction Co.; it
Mrs. Lee Ross, president of the
will reach down to the North Santiam the State Board of Aeronautics, will as possible, of his course of action in
bruises, Greatest damage to the car
Women's Club appointed Mrs. James
explain the function of the new unit the case of air raid, invasion, sabotage Barton, campaign chairman of the
was the top and a badly bent wheel
and its duties in time of peace and or an attack by any of the develop "Mother’s March on Polio” which will
on the right rear.
in case of an emergency.
ments of modern warfare.
Cecil Briles, in his home, hearing
be the final drive in the fight polio
The commanding general of the
Col. Mark Hillary, working with undertaking. The Camp Fire Girls
the impact came to the rescue, assist
ing in getting the passengers out. A
assisted by members of the Women'»
MacArthur will show how the CAA organization in Marion county. The club will make calls from 7 to 8 p.m.
passerby. Bill Harlon drove them to
unit will be co-ordinated with the respective mayors of Idanha, Gates on January 31st, the last night of the
their home in Idanha.
Army Air Force and the importance and Mill City are the local heads in campaign.
Mrs. Snyder and I-eonard were
hat it will play in the future.
| those districts.
The theme is voluntary giving,
treated in Salem by Dr. R. M. Gordon.
Robert Veness. local chairman of
Byron Davis, owner of the local
which is symbolized by a glowing
the March of Dimes, in answer to airport, urges all pilots and student EVERETT SIH ROEDER JOINS
porch light, a silent but shining sign
many inquiries, in regard
pilots from this section to attend. MILITARY SERVICES
of welcome. The slogan hi "TURN
Tony Moravec's Condition
money folder sent out from
There are approximately 20 local men
Everett A. Schroeder, son of Mrs. ON YOUR PORCH LIGHT—FIGHT
states that all money sent
who are eligible so it is urgent that L. L. Short of Gates, who was re POLIO TONIGHT"’
Salem office » ill be credited
all qualified attend.
cently inducted into the army has been
Mr». Ross stressed that calls would
Tony Moravec Sr. reports that his City.
assigned to Co. D, 1st Infantry Regi be made to every home—on every
son is doing alright under the doctor's
If anyone wishes to make a ron- CONCRETE POURING RE< ORD
ment, Sixth Infantry Division at Fort street in every neighborhood. Please
care and that the doctor is pleased tribution to this worthy cause by
A total of 4.033 cubic yards of con Ord, Calif.
light the way so that this dreaded
with his showing to date. They ex mean« of the folder, do not hesitate
Everett prior to his induction into disease can be eliminateti and that
pect Tony will be confined for about to do «o People living in Mill City crete were placed on the Detroit Dam
on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1951, which the army graduated from Gates high those now suffering can be assisted
proper should only use the folders represented the largest quantity school.
Everett would be glad to in their recovery. Tomorrow it might
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wilson of Ore addressed to Salem, as all of Mill placed as of that date.
hear from any of his friends.
strike, “Your Very Own.”
gon City were in the city visiting Mr City is included in the Marion
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and Mrs. Tony Moravec Sr.
They County chapter. as all assistance
were called here following the acci received by citizens of Mill City
dent in which Tony Jr. was seriously would rome from the Marion county
injured while working at the Freres- chapter. People living in Linn rounty
outside of the city limit» should use
Frank mill in Lyons last Friday.
Mrs. Wilson is a sister of Tony Jr. the folders from I >e ba non
Pilots Urged To Go
To Lebanon Monday
Car Skids in Snow
Four Persons Hurt
Send in the 'March
Of Dimes’ Envelopes
PTA Benefit Ham Dinner Sunday 3 to 6
'Mother’s March on Polio” January 31