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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 8, 1951)
T he MILL CITY
Mil I. CITY
Ml H\M I
The Eagles Aerie No. 2745 held
their first meeting at the Mill City j
fire hall, Sunday February 4th. Bar- |
ney Oliver, president, presided at the
meeting honoring the new location of
the lodge at Mill City.
ON THE M ENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEW AY TO THE HEART OF NATURE’S EMPIRE
Mayor Albert Toman gave a warm ,
welcome to the new lodge and was
enthusiastic in his praise of the new
lodge and its program.
Following the initiation C. N. Ben- j
nett of McMinnville, state treasurer
and director of zone No. 2 of the
Eagles, introduced Warren Jones of
Newberg, past state president of the
Harold Kliewer of Mill City, re
Warren Jones, member of Salem
cently retiring member of the city
Aerie No. 2081, spoke of the growth
council and Mill City’s first mayor,
of the Eagles from the time 53 years
P. Veness, Mill City March
this week started carrying a new wal of Robert
ago in Seattle when six men organ
Dimes chairman, credits Mill City
ized the first Aerie, until now there
citizens as contributing some $430.
public service and presented him by to this year’s March of Dimes spon-
are over one million active members, j
friends during a surprise party in the
all joined together in the bounds of I
Mayor Albert Toman home last Satur
fraternalism and brotherhood.
Mr. Jones continued that the Eagles |
There is one serious objection to
have been the pioneers in the struggle
the money in the wallet—it is 200,000
for adequate care of the elder citi- j
German marks! Under the pretext
zens. Mr. Lester Loble, past national j
of showing off a new furnace in his
president, of Helena, Mont., intro
home, Mayor Toman lured Kliewer
duced in the Montana legislature the
into a waiting group of surprisers and
first bill in the United States to
provide old age assistance.
Attending the party were city coun
that time almost every state in the
union have passed legislation provid
cilmen James O’Leary, Carl Kelly,
ing for the aged, and all these meas
Arey Podrabsky, Wesley Greene, and
Mayor Albert Toman and their wives;
ures have been Eagle sponsored and
supported. The late Pres. Franklin
Chief of Police J. T. King and wife,
D. Roosevelt gave credit to the Eagles
City Recorder Lee Ross and wife,
Ossie Hirte and wife, and Paul Ressler
for the federal bill providing for help
and wife took part in the Kliewer fete.
to the aged. The pens that President
Roosevelt awd the many governors
used to sign the many bills are now
m the archives of-the national and
state offices of the Eagles all over
the country with the statement that
the Eagles have been instrumental in
Seven months of concrete pouring on Detroit Dam p’aces the spell of a magic wand over a once yawning
pushing through such legislation.
chasm. Above. 350,090 yards of concrete, one-fifth of Detroit Dam. now squats solidly where once there was
Mr. Jones told about the Eagles’
no shaped concrete—just nature. The white arrow in the picture below marks the resting place of the first
memorial fund of over $3,000,000,
bucket of concrete poured on August 5, ID50.
(Photos Courtesy of Capital Journal)
ROBERT P. VENESS
Flight 5 of the Oregon national
the interest from this fund is used
guard reserve air group was organ sored by the National Foundation for
to educate orphan children of Eagles.
ized last Monday night in Lebanon Infantile Paralysis.
This fund is used not only to provide
! at a meeting attended by 180 civilian
education through high school but
Largest single source of contribu
also through college if the child has
tions was the anonymous gifts of pa
Airmen from Albany, Lebanon, trons of the Mill City Theatre during
the inclination. At the present time
Sweet Home, Mill City, Harrisburg the polio drive. This medium of fund
1,200 children are being educated by
and Halsey were on hand at the Le gathering netted the Mill City March
the Eagles memorial fund.
banon city auditorium to hear the pro of Dimes $120. Second most fruitful
New members initiated honoring
gram explained by Col. Archie Roth, campaign strategy was the Mothers'
the new meeting place and the 53rd
Jack Hayes and Jack Bartlett.
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anniversary were: Ted B, Crandell,
Byron Davis, local airport owner,
George L. Steffy, Joe D. Slater, Don
I Ralph Nibler, instructor, and Clyde
ald J. Nelson Jr., George R. Ditter,
| Wells, Burnett Cole, Kenneth Chance,
Roy A. Morris, Leland A. Knowles,
Jim O’Leary, Courtland Rue, Howard
Carl Hammond, Burnett L. Cole,
Greenwait, Roy Walker, Jess Lee, and
Byron F. Davis, and John W. Nelson.
Harvey Meacham were local aviators
The flight organized will be under
Ida Belle Swift, 83, passed away
¡the command of Waite- Bowman. Le at Mill City, 11>.<
banon, who will hold the rank of cap 1951, of a prolonged illness at the
tain. He will be assisted by Ralph home of Ed Bertram.
Scroggins, Joe Gilbert, Howard Burl
A pioneer of the upper Santiam
eson, and Sheriff Mike Southard.
Elizabeth (Saunders) Duffy, 84,
valley, Mrs. Swift was affectionately
former resident of Mill City, bom in
their services and equipment for use known as "Grandma Swift” to dozens
England, departed this world Satur
in state defense or other emergency of families where she delivered ba-
day, February 3, in St. John’s hos- |
when requested by the governor or bies, nursed and gave aid wherever
pital in Longview, Wash.
she was called.
Funeral services were conducted in ■
Born at Manselona, Mich., August
a funeral home in Longview, and a
13, 1867, Grandma Swift survived
grave-side service preceded interment 1
her husband Norton A. Swift, and
and rescue operations.
in Fox Valley cemtery.
Fliers who completed application four children.
John Duffy, husband of Elizabeth !
Surviving the deceased are a broth
forms were issued cards signifying
passed on in 1934. The Duffys came
er, George H. Jackson, a sister, Julia
to Mill City in 1902 and Mrs. Duffy '
of other pilots signified their inten Ethi, both of Michigan, nine grand
left for Longview in December 1941
tion to join and took application forms children, nineteen great-grandchildren
Mourning the demise of Elizabeth
and one great-great-grandchild.
to get needed data.
Duffy are daughters, Mrs. Lillie
Mrs. Swift was the last charter
Schaer and Mrs. Anna Grandbois of
I all licenses and radio registrations up .member of the Mill City Presbyterian
Longview, Wash.; sons, William and
I to date. A file is being made of all church.
Harry Duffy of Longview, Edward
Funeral services will be at the
1 planes, whether or not they have radio
in the Veterans hospital in Roseburg,
MEETING TI ESDAY, FEB. 13
I transmitters and receivers and wheth- Mill City Presbyterian church Satur
and Fred Duffy of Mill City.
The Mari-Linn PTA will hold their
[ er the pilots have FCC radio telephone day, February 10, at 2 p.m., with
Five grand-children, ten great
A SON—To Mr. and Mrs. Stanley
1 and station licenses.
I Dr. David J. Ferguson officiating.
grandchildren, numerous nieces and David Chance, Mill City, Feb. 5. at meeting Tuesday, February 13, in
Interment will be at Fairview cem
nephews, and a wide array of friends Salem Memorial hospital.
will be in charge of the entertainment.
Gates—This little community feels national guard reserve air group were etery directed by the Weddle funeral
miss the kindly presence of Elizabeth
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A DAUGHTER To Mr. and Mrs. Clark I-ethin, field Scout executive greatly the loss of one of its early
home of Stayton.
Robert P. Veness, Mill City, Feb. 6. for the Marion district of the Cascade settlers and long time resident of
at Salem General hospital.
urea will be the guest speaker and it Gates, who passed away suddenly
MOM A POP’S RE DECORATED
A SON—To Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur is hoped that Miss Dorothy Wilson, Thursday evening. Feb. 1, at the
Mo*i and Pop’s Cafe in Mill City, Colby, Mill City, Feb. 7, at Salem Scout executive for girls will be able
Salem Memorial hospital, His sud-
favorite stomping ground of many General hospital.
to attend. Mrs. Virginia Fulkner and den demise came as a terrible shock
Detroit dam workers and Mill City
A SON—To Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Mrs. Peggy Hatfield from the Linn
residents, now sports a new floor cov Hunter (Alta Case), Mill City, Jan county Red Cross office will also be to his family and relatives, as well
as to the legion of friends he had ac
ering decoration job after a two-day uary 27th.
present to give a short talk.
cumulated throughout the years. His
closure last weekend while the work
loss will be keenly felt by all.
of laying the inlaid linoleum was in
Adam Angus Shepherd was bom
February's "Big Three"
Apnl 22, 1883 in Russell county, Kan
sas. At the age of six, he came west
with his parents, Hester and Ephriam
Shepherd, who settled in what is now
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Gates high vs. St. Paul, Feb. 16.
M.C. high vs. Gervais, Feb. 23.
Mill City TWA meeting last Friday
H. Kliewer Boasts
Bankroll This Week
Join Air Guard
Ida Swift Passes
Death Told Today
Adam A. Shepherd
Passes February 1
Coming Events . . .
Explorer Scouts Legion hall 7:30 p.
American Legion Auxiliary 3d Mon.
Lions club meeting.
A.F. A A M. No. 180 stated meet
ing third Monday
O.E.S. meeting. 2d Monday month.
M.C. high vs. Gates here Feb. 13.
Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
Women’s club 8 p m. 1st, 3rd Tues
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p m I
at Mill City fire hall.
Santiam Rebekah 166 1st and 3rd
Wed at 8 p m
Altar Society meets 3rd Wed.
Mill City PTA meets 2nd Wed.
City council first Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Theta Rho Club for Girls, meets 1st
and 3rd Thursdays
Gates PTA 1st Thursday 8 pm.
American Legion 2d and 4th Thun
Garden club fourth Thursday.
Firemen Auxiliary meets 3d Thurs
Losch Child Crushed Under
Wheel of Automobile
Little Gertrude Ramona Losch, two-
year-dld daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Royal Losch of Lyons was accident
ally killed Monday morning when she
got under the wheels of Earl Alien's
Allen, rural mail carrier of Lyons,
had a special delivery letter for the
Ix>sches. Three men in a group with ;
the small child came for the letter. |
While they were taking care of the .
mail, unnoticed by all, Gertrude got '
under the car.
As Allen drove away he felt a bump
under one of his back wheels. Sup- I
posing he had run over the family i
dog, he stopped and discovered the
She was rushed to Mill City, for
medical care but lived only a short !
Rev. Wayne W. Watkins conducted .
funeral services for the child in the
.Mil) City Community church today.
Interment was in the Fox Valley cem
But we always
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