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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (May 31, 1951)
City, June 25
Official spokesmen for civic and
social groups caucused Monday noon
at Mom & Pop's cafe on the import-
ant matter of the visit of the Red Cross
Bloodmobile Monday. June 25, to Mill
City and area.
Red Cross officials indicated that
SCO pints of blood, collected each time
the mobile unit sets up facilities, is
the most efficient way for supplying
the needs of the National Blood Pro
gram. “Experience has shown that
250 donors are needed for each 200
p.nts of blood collected for the blood
tank," Mrs. Wm. I.. Teutsch, Jr. said
Monday, June 25, is Blood Day for
residents of Mill City, Gates, Detroit.
Lyons, and surrounding areas. This
is the first time in more than a year
that the Red Cross Bloodmobile has
tome to this area. Some 50% to
70% of all blood taken in Marion
county is destined for the Armed
Forces. Within 24 hours after the
blood is banked, it is headed for San
Francisco where each night planes
tarrying whole blood head for Korea
and the battle fronts.
Gen. Matthew B. Ridgeway, com
manding general in the Far East,
praised the American Red Cross for
its part in supplying blood to the
soldiers wounded in the Korea fight
ing in a letter released at Red Cross
General Ridgway wrote, “The blood
freely given by the American people
and collected and turned over to the
Armed Forces through the selfless
service of the American Red Cross
has been the vital factor in the saving
of many of our wounded soldiers
and in the prompt restoration to
health of many more.“
“The Red Cross was named by
the government to co-ordinate all
blood procurement efforts for the
Armed Forces last August. Since
that time it has met all quotas set by
military authorities. Blood was pro
cured by the 41 Red Cross regional
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Dam Flyers Club Sparks
Mustache Hopeful Signing
Bonneville power administration a-
warded a contact Friday to Olson
Electric company of Vancouver,
Washington, for construction of the
initial part of the Detroit substation.
The contract was awarded on a low
bid of $79,755.
BPA’s Project Engineer supervis
ing this construction will be Mr. N.
P. Nelson who will maintain head
quarters at Mill City. The construc
tion work under this contract will
permit the use of 230 kv/13.8 kv
transformers in providing construc
tion power for continuation of the
work on Detroit and Big Cliff projects.
This plan is necessary since the
Deroit-Goshen section of the 230 kv
transmission line is expected to be
eperating at its ultimate operating
voltage by the end of 1951.
July 15, Aviation Day Queen
Judges Whisker-Farm Show
"We. the undersigned. Do Hereby Agree to Grow a Dandyboy (handle-bar)
Mustache . . .’’ are the first words of a mustache oath currently being taken
by sporting males in support of the Third Vuniial Vviation Day, July 15,
at Davis Airport between Gates and Mill City.
"Dam Flyers Club", creature of the aviators of Davis A irport, fathered
the idea of signing up recruits for this mustache competition. The mustache
oath continues. "If at anytime I shave
mv upper-lip clean, I will pay to the
‘Dam Flyers Club’ the sum of $5.00,
| which will go into the fund for our
annual party which you are invited
| to attend . . .
Comments of "What, the heck!
The Mill City Garden Club flower Where's that thing! I’ll sign!” and
display and white elephant sale, “My wife ain’t gona like this!” can
staged in the recreation hall of the be heard without even half-bending
Mill City Presbyterian church Tues- the ear. Much joshing and pleading
I day afternoon was judged a success goes on when a “sucker" gets stuck
i and was well attended.
and in turn tries a sign-up sales talk
Judges for the flower display were on his pals.
Mrs. Elmer Taylor of Mehama and are Jim O’Leary, Ralph Nibler, Clyde
| Mrs. O’Neal of Lyons. The general Wells, and Jack Colburn.
Detroit, Mich., will be the capital
chairman Mrs. Charles Dolezal was
city of American boating activities
The end of mustache contest is
ably assisted by several Mill City July 16, 1951. One of the following
thi summer. As a part of the city’s
club members. Mrs. C. M. Cline was Third Annual Aviation Day prin
250th Birthday Festival, an elaborate
in charge of schedules.
program has been scheduled by the
cesses will, as queen, judge the best
Aquatic Events committee, including
The ladies sold pie and coffee mustache as to width, breadth, and
sailing, rowing, and powerboat races
during the afternoon. There were originality:
Princes» Carol Jane
of national and international interest.
very few elephants remaining at Blazek of Mill City, Princess Lourena
closing time. The Mill City Garden Devine of Gates, Princess Aduline
All races will take place on the
Club cook book was on display. MacDonald of Lyons-Mehama, and
Detroit river, so that hundreds of
This book will be ready for sale this Princess Donna Ellingson of Detroit-
thousands of spectators may watch
1 weekend. It can be seen and pur Idanha. The princesses are meeting
them from famed Belie Isle park or
chased any afternoon at the Mill City next Tuesday in Mill City for a get-
from parks along the Detroit water
Mrs. C. M. Cline gave the results
Commodore E. O. Bodkin, chairman
Princesses for the Third Annual
‘ of judging as follows: Iris-blue, I Aviation Day are entered in the Le-
of the committee, has announced the
single-blossomed Siberian; first, Mrs. , banon Strawberry Fair, Friday, June
following calendar of events:
i Virginia Robison; second, Harold 8. The girls will be accorded the
May 30—Annual outboard marathon
Pound; white, wedge wood, and lemon pomp and ceremony befitting prin-
The Willamette Valley Chest X- from Detroit to Trenton, Mich., and
queen Dutch; first, second, and third, I cesses. This means they will parade
lay program’s success or short-coming return. More than 100 entries are
Mrs. Clara Swan; huge Elinohr ! in a shiny convertible, through the
ir. Mill City in the very near future expected in a race that will rival the
Usually one doesn’t subdue a bobcat with a stone, but Carl Lindeman did!
Bearded: first, Marvin Dart; Rose streets of Lebanon during the course
hinges primarily upon the keen co- famous Albany-New York race in
Lindeman is shown confidently holding what once was a deadly enemy
Splendor, second, Mrs. Clara Swan; of the Lebanon Strawberry Fair.
excitemer.’ and number of entries.
>. peration » nd «g’fts given
of deer. The naths of this bobcat and Lindeman crossed on a hill in the I third, Mrs. C. Cline; Tiffhny, first,
July 7—Major inboard powerboat
Davis Airport officials indicated
it by civic and social groups here, races, to include six classes ranging
woods overlooking Mill City. The bobcat was not up to par liecause he ’ Mrs. S. Hines.
today that during the Third Annual
Mrs. George Ditter, local X-ray chair
was dragging a government trap. After a good hefty rock was bounced
Roses Talisman: first, Mrs. A. Air show Sunday afternoon, July 15,
from 10-foot 48-cubic-inch puddle
man announced today.
off the skull of this bobcat, he was "done in" and assumed the position
Le Cours; Red Rose: second, Mrs. R. a nine cubic foot Crosley deluxe re
jumpers to unlimited hydroplanes
Equipment and personnel from the capable of speeds well over 100 miles
shown above. Government trapper, Francis Williams of Lebanon, is the
Olmstead; third, Mrs. Alice Thacher. frigerator and a Crosley table radio
U. S. Public Health Service are being per hour. Among the unlimited class
man responsible for the trap on the bobcat. Lindeman is employed by
Peonies, single bloom red: first, go as gate prizes.
made available to the Willamette contenders will be many that raced in
the Gooch Logging company which has logging operations just southwest
Mrs. R. Olmstead; white, single and need not be present at the drawing,
Valley on or about July 11. The former Gold Cup and Harmsworth
of Mill City.
(Photo Courtesy of The Statesman and Bob Veness)
double: first and second, Mrs. E. but their ticket must be at the field
Federal Health agency, division of 1 events, and several new craft. The
i Grandstrom. Oriental poppies— Sal ! immediately following the air show.
chronic disease and tuberculosis, will closed course, a three-mile circuit, lies
mon: first, Mrs. Mary Podrabsky; The gate prizes were made available
provide X-ray machines, necessary between Belle Isle and the city. The
Orange Glow: second, Mrs. C. Dol through the co-operation of Sam
materials and personnel.
race has the sanction of the American
Bridges, Crosley dealer, Lyons.
In order that Mill City can fully ■ Power Boat Association.
Rhododendrons, single bloom Lav i As an inspiration giver for the
take advantage of this great service
July 8—Sailing race and review, for
ender: first, Mel Robinson; Purple; mustache contest, the “Dam Flyers
it must provide local leadership, sup i all types and classes from the tiny
second, Mrs. Daly; seedling: third,
Mrs. Ella Stewart, born and reared Mrs. C. Cline. Beauty Bush first, Club” officials announced today that
port, space, certain equipment and I nippers and snipes to the large Mack-
starting Sunday a four-place Waco
services, office supplies, telephone . inac racing-class sloops and schooners.
Hamid Pound. C'alia Lily, will be available for those desirous
Detroit — Graduation exercises for on McCully Mt., passed away there Mr-
services, postage, medical policies and These race are usually held on Lake the eighth grade of Detroit was held ■■arly this morning of a heart attack white second, Mrs. Maggie Shaw.
of a passenger hop over the North
supervision, and a sum equal to 16 St. Clair, far fram shore, but this time Friday evening. May 25, in the grade according to the exam'ning physician. 1 Sweet Williams, red -second, Mrs.
Santiam Canyon and surrounding
cents per person X-rayed.
Wild rhododen area.
they will be on the Detroit river be school gymnasium at 8 p.m. A dinner
The Federal Health agency is very tween Belle Isle and the Ambassador for parents, teachers and graduates bed this morning. She was some 56 drons, Solomon seal first, Mrs, Har
Numbered at present among thoe
' years of age at the tin.e of her death old Pound; pink: second, Mrs. E.
interested in X-raying every adult in bridge, within easy sight of specta was held in the cafeteria at 7 p.m.
taking the mustache vows are Tom
this community. From a public tors.
For a few years after their mar- Kuhlman; second, Mrs. H. Pound.
The dinner was unique in that it
A. Booth, J. Vail, Don Gessner, Albert
health standpoint, the discovery of
July 14-15—Rowing regatta, spon was earned and prepared by the ' riage. Mr. and Mrs. Lance Stewart
Baskets of Iris—first, Mrs. C. Toman, Sr., I). B. Hill, Byron I>a»ds,
tuberculosis is of primary importance. sored by the Detroit Boat club, oldest eighth grade class, assisted and made their home in Niagara near Swan. Junior display largest Iris in
Bill Stewart, C. R. Stewart, Bill Ober-
By finding unknown cases of tubercu on the continent, founded 112 years supervised by their teacher Mrs. I Gates. From Niagara the Stewart show, Elinohr by Marvin Dart, first.
shaw, Jim O'Leary, Jack Colburn,
losis it is possible for many persons ago. In addition to Detroit entries, Mildred Ray and by the cafeteria family moved to McCully Mt. where
Plants, potted Begonias Camellia, W. C. Hollinshead, R. L. Stiffler, C.
to begin treatment when their disease there will be a large contingent from cook Mrs. Wirt. Three seventh grade the family home was established and orange: first, Mrs. C. Dolezal; yellow:
W. Stewart, Geo. Stewart, S. W.
is in an early stage of development. the Canadian Association of Amateur girls assisted in the serving. These I has remained.
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Stewart. Verne E. Shaw, H. M. Agee,
Under these conditions it can be more Oarsmen, and probably from St. Louis, girls were Anna Bess Carte, Lillian
Mrs. Ella Stewart is -urvived by
Charles C. Kelly, Burnett Cole, Frank
easily and quickly cured and its Minneapolis. Chicago, Buffalo, and Butler and Anna Pearl McLaughlin. her husband, Lance Stewart; three
Blazek, Dave Epps, Bill McCarthy,
«pread to others prevented.
other rowing clubs of the Central
Don Peterson, R. F. Kelly, A. E
The tables were placed in the form sons. Gale, Marlin, and Willis Stew
The movable X-ray machine will be States Association.
art; three daughters, Mrs. I^iura De
Armstrong, Jr., Ralph Nibler, “Spike”
placed in a convenient center in Mill
July 21-22 Two days of the thrills of a large “U”. Some seventy per vine, Mrs. Wilma Smith, and Mrs.
Wells, Courtland Rue, Matt Matheny,
City. It is as easy to have an X-ray and spills that mark ou’board races.
Schackford of Salem; five brothers,
L. C. Hoeye, John Montgomery. Merle
made as to have a snapshot taken. On the first day, Saturday, the racers
Johnson, Joseph R. Harlan, and Carl
, Manning as the master of ceremonies. ! Wiebe Kuiken of Shelburn, Alex,
First, the individual goes to an X-ray will be stock utility runabouts—a new
She in turn called upon various par- William, and John Kuiken of Lyons, the Detroit grade school Thursday Johnson.
unit, gives his name and address to a class recently given official status by
Still others taking the pledge are
and students for short speeches. and Ray Kuiken of Beaverton; and six evening, May 24, for their final meet-
the American Power Boat Association.
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sisters Mrs. Abbie Holpors, Mrs.
George Manolis, Don Walker, James
Sunday will bring out the racing
Effie Tomb, Mrs. Katie Skillings of I ing of the current year.
E Moberg, John R. Slagle, Ken Cro-
hydroplanes powered with special principal of the school: Otis J. White, Lyons, Mrs. Sara Mouser of Requa.
Mrs. H. C. Payne president was in foot, F. E. Crofoot, Irwin Goble, John
“souped up motors. Many of the
Calif., Mrs. Anna Cochran and Mrs barge of the business. Mrs. I .each A. I.iley, E. H. Brooks, R. E. Mont
leading drivers from Florida. Texas, I Mrs. R. G. Manning, Mrs. Einar Minnie Manning of Salem.
suggested Tommy Barney be sent to gomery, "Smitty”, “Slim" Meyers,
I Nygard, Nolan Rasnick. John Ray,
and the Ea«t and West coasts ’will be
Funeral services for Mrs. Stewart the 4-H meeting at Corvallis. The John Muir, Glen E Minton, Ernie
American Legion Auxiliary 3d Mon.
j Noyes Whitten, the chairman of
are in charge of Weddle Funeral P.T.A. voted $10.00 for the X-ray
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Liona club meeting
July 24 On the actual birthday j the school board; Mrs. Edgar Davis. home in Stayton and will be held in mobile unit local fund. Mrs. Payne
A F. A A M. No. 180 stated meet anniversary of Detroit, there will be Mrs. Frank New, and Mildred Bru-
the funeral home, Saturday, at 2 p.m. announced that Mr and Mrs. Warren
ing third Monday
a mammoth powerboat marine parade, 1 deen, speaking for the class; and Fred
Stoll of Idanha had audited the books
O.E.S. meeting, 2d Monday month. possibly the largest assemblage and
' for the year.
review" of such craft ever held. De-
Mrs. Lloyd I-each gave her histor
Those attending the dinner were
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Boy Scouts at City park, 7 p.m.
ian report for the year and Mrs. S. T.
Mrs. John Brudeen, Mr. and Mrs. R
Chamber of Commerce 2 4 4 neon
Moore acted as installation officer for
I G. Manning. Mr and Mrs. Frank New.
the installing of the new officers, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. James, Mr. and Mrs.
Santiam Memorial hospital now is
Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
Idanha Installation of the 1951-52 William Cokenour, president; Mrs. assured of an access road leading
Einar Nygaard, Mr. and Mrs. John
Women’» club 8 p.m. 1st, 3rd Tuea
H. Bowers, Mrs. C. C. Holton, Mrs. officers of the Deanha P.T.A. high Mary Gulliford, vice president; Mrs. ! from highway 222 according to a de
129-J School Board meeting 2d Tues
Frank Barton, Mr. and Mr». Edgar lighted the May 24 meeting, in the Brad Humphrey, secretary; and Mr. cision reached this week by the Stay-
Idanha—The North Santiam Will : Davis. Mr. and .Mrs. Lee Hopson, Mr. music room of the grade school. S. Ray Sophy, treasurer.
I ton eity council, hospital building
In the absence of the program chair ¡committee, and property owners abut
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p m. ing Workers club voted $10.00 towards and Mrs. John B Humphreys. Mr. T Moore, installing officer, installed
I bringing the X-ray unit to Marion and Mr«. Emil Kunkel, Mrs. Pat Pat Mrs. Alford Cokenour, president; Mrs. man, Mrs. Otis White, the program ting the new right-of-way to the
at Mill City fire hall.
Santiam Rebekah 166—1st and 3rd I ounty. This action was taken dur- terson. Mr. and Mrs. Sol Tucker. Mr J. C. Gulliford, vice president; Mr;. was under the direction of Mr. 8. T. ¡hospital site, Mayor M J. Martin
I ing their meeting Wednesday in Mrs. and Mrs. Edison Vickers, Mr. and Brad Humprey, secretary; and Ray Moore, co-chairman. The first num indicated today.
Wed. at 8 p.m.
Mrs. O. C. Lady, Mrs. Goodrich, and mond Sophy, treasurer.
George Barney’s home.
ber on the program was a special
The proposed hospital street is an
Mill City PT A meet» 2nd Wed.
Ten dollars was voted for the chest number by four of the grad«- school extension of the short stretch of
Charles Bishop. Mr and Mrs.
City council first Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Donald Bray, north-south highway 222 alongside
i held during the summer months of [Otis White. Mr and Mr». Orin Per X-ray unit. Tommy Barney was an boys, Robert I-ady,
Altar Society meets 3rd Wed.
kins, Mr. and Mr». Nolan Rasnick. nounced as the 4-H member receiving Donald Snyder and Merle James. I Goode’s Floral Gardens in Stayton.
the meeting to the first and third Mrs. Glady» Claxton, Mrs. IJoyd the special scholarship. The group They sang "Santa Lucia” and “Grand Plans call for the new street linking
Theta Rho Club for Girls, meets 1st I Wednesdays was considered.
Mrs. i l>ea<h, Mr. Irving Underwood, Mr also will sponsor a social study group father's clock”, accompanied by Vira highway 222 and the Fern Ridge road.
and 3rd Thursdays.
Bray at the piano The program The Santiam Memorial hospital build-
Vern Morgan was delegated the task and Mrs. John Ray, and John Cannon. starting next fall.
Gates PT A 1st Thursday 8 p.m.
A boys’ quartette, consisting of ended by community singing led by ' ing site ie 1,000 feet north of high-
| of purchasing the coffee and butter Mr and Mr». Earl Parker. Mr. and
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs for the Car yon Aid fund-raising Mrs. Noyes Whitten.
Myrle James, Donald Bray, Robert Mr. Russell Hoyt.
Garden club fourth Thursday.
Following the dinner, parents and l-edy and Donald Snyder sang two Reba Snyder, Mrs. Jim Gordon, Mrs.
The new right-of-way for the San
Firemen Auxiliary meets 3d Thurs
Jello and wafers were served to friends assembled in the gymnasium selections. Thi» was followed by Frank New, and Mrs. Edward Bishop, tiam Memorial hospital was donated
The eighth grade mothers Mrs. by property owners Oliver Juel, Geo.
\(r, Vern Morgan. Mrs. Jack Gulli- for the graduation exercises, which group singing led by Russel) Hoyt.
Eighth grade mothers provided served refreshments.
H. Bell, T. G. Frere», and A. B Dom-
T O O F meeting
ford. Mrs. Jin* Geibler, Mrs. Walter began with the graduation class sing
Mrs. Steele's first grade room won browsky.
Stayton is going ahead
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday Reynolds, and Mrs. A. R. Snyder. ing their “Work song”. This was fruit salad and wafers. Mrs. Frank
followed by the class “will” read by New. Mrs. Orville Lady and Mrs the room prise for “most parents with plans for laying a water main
Farmers Union meeting at Mehama Mr* Snyder will be hostess for the
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Bishop did the serving.
present” at this last meeting
to the hospital site.
Woman’s club, 2nd and 4th.
Local Flower Show
Judged As Success
Seen in Detroit
X-Ray Visit Needs
Mill City Support
Detroit’s Biggest Airs. Ella Stewart
Class Graduates Succumbs Thursday
Deanha PTA Hold
Last Meet of Year
Coming Events . . .
High-Lights PTA Meet
North Santiam Workers
Give County X-roy $10
Hiwoy 222 Access
Given by New Road