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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (June 21, 1951)
Editor's Letter Box Minister H. E. Jull
The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
Mill City Enterprise
Mill City, Oregon
Entered as second-elans matter November 10. 1044 at the post office at
The vacation Bible school of the
Milt City, Oregon, under the Act of March 3, 1370.
Reference is made to your article
First Christian church closed Friday,
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The Enterprise will not be responsible for more than one Incorrect in
and to the questions asked at the June 15, with a special program at
sertion. Errors In advertising should be reported immediately. Display
school meeting by Mr. D. C. Peterson 7:30 o’clock, in which the pupils dem
Advertising 45c column inch. Political Advertising 75c inch.
and Mr. A. L. Davis, on June 18, onstrated some of the things that
had been accomplished during the two
weeks of the school. Minister H. E.
present at this meeting, prevented Jull reports that there was a total
| the board members from giving you enrollment of 63, with an average at
i complete answers to your questions. tendance of 45. There were 23 pupils
Inasmuch as I served as chairman of with perfect attendance records.
Full-time workers were Mrs. Paul
I the School Budget Committee and
THE PAPER THAT HAS NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIENDS."
am familiar with the budget and all Williams, Mrs. H. E. Jull and the
details concerning it, and for the minister, who served as superinten
benefit of those voters interested in dents of the various departments, and
these matters, I will attempt to the following helpers: Mrs. Marvin
answer these questions to your satis Dart, Mrs. Elmer Shaw, Mrs. Wm.
Shepherd and Wilma Jull. Part-time
It has been called to our attention that the milky appearance of the
First, you state that the Linn helpers included: Mrs. Floyd Shep
North Santiam river puts the damper on fly fishing all up and down the
County School Superintendent was herd, Mrs. Chas. Kelly, Mrs. Wingo,
river from the site of the Detroit dam to Lyons and Mehama and even below. not notified of the two bond issues. Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Ernest Miller, Mrs.
Anglers report that the wily trout just will not feed or take a lure when the
The fact that a levy was made by Eldon Hutchinson, Beryl Mason and
river is heavy with the cleanings dumped into it by the construction work Linn County on the 1949-50 tax rolls, Yvonne Dart.
on Detroit dam.
The First Christian church held its
to retire bonds and interest payable
Fishermen are the first to comment that their fishing rights are second during that period, is in itself proof regular annual organizational meet
in importance to that of Consolidated Builders, Inc.’s construction activity. that notice was given. Last year ing Saturday evening, June 16, with
Fishermen do, however, wish to know whether or not it is possible that the the County School Superintendent the following results: Chosen Elders
North Santiam river be cleared of pollution a few hours each day in the prepared the supplemental budget or Bishops: Ed Cooke, Irl Plymale,
late afternoon or when the shadows are upon the river.
and, through an error, did .not re Glen Shelton and Joe Vaughan; dea
Those who look sadly at the North Santiam river because their fishing quest a bond payment levy. Mr. cons: Geo. Ditto, Eldon Hutchinson,
ambitions are turned into hours of disappointment fee) rather strongly Bennett was at that time a very sick Jack Johnston, Gordon Knox, Milton
about the whole thing. Until recently the river cleared for a few hours, man and therefore I feel should be Roten and Floyd Shepherd; trustee:
but of late it remains heavily polluted. Experienced fishermen voice the excused. He has since died. Mar three-year term, Floyd Shepherd;
opinion that the now plentiful trout will abandon the river if the heavy ion County did levy its proportionate deaconesses: Mrs. L^ora Caraway,
muddying up of the water continues much longer.
share of the bond payment. This Mrs. Celia Howe, Mrs. Grace Hutch
We hope that the Corps of Engineers and CBI take note of the above year’s extra levy to make up for last inson, Mrs. Maggie Shaw, Mrs. Jo
and provide irate anglers with an answer, better still a nice clear North year, is for Linn County only, and Vaughan and Mrs. Una Mae White.
Santiam river for a few precious hours each day.
Church treasurer: Mrs. Ada Ply-
has been taken up with the State
Board of Education, the State Tax male; church: Mrs. Gladys Chance;
Commission, Linn County Assessor, pianist: Mrs. Grace Hutchinson with
________ , .......
..... Mrs. Helen* Jull, assistant; Bible
Linn County Treasurer,
and .. Linn
I*ong has this community known petty, mean, and low doings. Long County School Superintendent. This I seho°l superintendent, Mrs. Gladys
has the decent citizen's sense of decency been cuffed and bloodied. Long was done some time ago, and all the|ChanceJ Bible school pianist, Wilma
has this filth festered in first one spot then another in the affairs of Man above mentioned are fully informed.............
"""~ Cooke (tie vote);
in this area. Many times innocent childhood has been abused and clubbed as to the $101,000.00 bond issue.
j Bible school secretary, Mrs. Grace
into the sickening knowledge that those standing in the public eye as a
The $44,000 bond issue, which was Hutchinson; assistant, Wilma Jull;
"shining example” were rotten through and through and deserving of the approved and for which the District 1 and cradle roll superintendent, Mrs.
very tortures of Hell. What happened Tuesday to little “Greg” and "Mike' received the money in February, has I Maggie Shaw, Mrs. Jo Vaughan, as-
Peterson is but another sordid blow of the bloodied and brutal club used been handled through proper chan- i sistant.
by some local “wit".
nels, and all parties concerned have
Just as the outlaws and their "six-guns” ruled in their emotional and been fully informed. I will add here I law suit now pending, and which is a
stupid manner and gave no quarter to decency, law. and order, so also this that the difficulty
_ in _
_ this result of your last year's campaign,
community has been ruled, no. not with the “six-gun”, but with threats, fear, $44,000 issue approved was due to a ’ $250.00; audit of school records,
and intimidation akin and of the nature of the tactics of Hitler, Goering, technicality, and there was nothing , clerk’s bond, principal’s bond, $255.00;
and Goebbela of (¡ermany. Those caught in this net of filth struggle for illegal about the issue. There were and another allowance for attorney's
a time and then give up. As each new babe enters this world in this area, rather a large number of other dis 1 fees in the amount of $250.00 to take
there comes into being a tiny human who is entirely innocent. As things tricts that were faced with the same care of the suit now pending, which
have been and still are, this new being will not be long in learning he is in problem; hence, the action by the was instigated by Mrs. Ruth Witt.
a horrible and cruel area.
State Legislature. There was no
The third item questioned, $11,-
difficulty in selling the bonds, and 457.18 for emergency fund, is an
To every person in this community who thinks that the rest of the world the original bidder purchased the amount based on the ruling of the
is like this area in the affairs of Man—there are dozens, yes, hundreds who bonds.
County Board; that an allowance
know otherwise. We have this to say to those who now set the present
You questioned several items in should be made for each teacher in
hypocritical standards in this area—if you can do better—START NOW !— the budget which was approved by the amount of $300.00, plus 3 percent
if you cannot then hang your head in shame!
the Linn County Rural School Board, of the total budget, exclusive of the
It can now be noted that this area was not overthrown by the bawdy and for which the levy is made on a emergency fund.
ways of those who reputedly follow construction work, instead this com county-wide basis. This county-wide funds for all districts in the county
munity over-threw those people who now steer clear of our society as if levy, by the way. saves the taxpayers are figured by this same formula.
there were housed here the Black Plague. It doesn't take long for decent of District No. 129-J approximately
The item for $2,000.00 under “Aux
people to get their minds vexed by the inhuman work of the “standard 40 per cent of the school tax burden. iliary Agencies, Personal Service”
makers” of thi# community. These individuals sanction the worst kind of First of these items questioned was on the supplemental budget, is for
insults and ahtlses and care not that innocent children are hurt thereby. the amount of $2,200.00 for steno the Cafeteria cook’s salary. This
An Christ with a whip drove the money-changers out of the Temple, so must grapher’s service. Elsewhere in the service is of extreme value to both
the decent citizens cut out and hurl to the dust the cancerous growth eating budget will be found amounts for the students and their parents, and
up the social body of this area. Falling short of this. Gentle Reader, and clerk and stenographer which total is a must in the operation of a mod
your image in the mirror becomes a mockery!
$3,300.00. The County Board in ern school.
formed our local board that when a
Also on the supplemental budget
It is absurd and ridiculous that one can not in a public forum, such as school hires ten teachers, it is re under the heading of “Capital Out
a school election, ask simple and honest questions without immediately quired that some one be in the office lays, Betterments,” was the amount
bringing down upon his head, his business and, yes, even his children the at all times. In order to save the of $2,725.00 This is made up as fol
deadliest cruelties and harms. As Thomas Jefferson so carefully and district money, this fulltime steno lows: Additional black board and
powerfully wrote. “In etery stage of these oppressions, we have petitioned grapher job has been combined with tack board in the existing grade
for redress in the most humble terms. Our repeated petitions have been the school clerk’s job, and the salary school and the new addition,—$1,-
answereil only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked set to equal the minimum teacher’s 050.00; gravel and screenings to level
by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free salary.
and grade the playgrounds at the
The second item questioned was grade school, and erection of a flag
$2,075.00 for legal services. This pole, $1,175.00; and $500.00 for mate
children, Richard Jr., Carol and Della, item includes attorney’s fees for bond rials to construct a parking space and
were weekend visitors with Mr. Han issue, $1,320.00; attorney fees for turnaround in front of the grade
The labor for putting in
sen's sister and family, the Lloyd
forms, etc. on this project, will be
Ketehuns. Mr. Hansen and his ings to their new home in Taft.
By MRS. OPAL WHITE
father, Lauritz, and Della returned
Frank New was elected as the paid by the Santiam Lions Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hanan and chil to Agate Beach on Monday while ( school board member, at the school, Mr. Davis asked the question
dren, Merily, Johnny and Stevie, Richard Jr., and Carol remained for meeting Monday night, June 17,1 “How many outstanding warrants are
were visitors during the week with a week’s visit with friends and rela with no dissenting vote, Mr. New there that are not paid for want of
the B. J. Frizzells in Redmond. tives here.
lives in Idanha and has served one funds”. There are none, and the
Mrs. Hanan remained in Redmond
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Ferris, form year, the unexpired term of Lloyd District has been on a cash basis for
while Ed and B. J. went on to Crane erly of Detroit for many years, were Girod and is now elected for the three some time.
Also, Mr. Davis, all
Prairie Reservoir for some fishing. weekend visitors here. They also year term, Mr. Noyes Whitten will bond and bond interest payments
Mr. Richard Hansen and three moved some of their personal belong- be chairman again next year because have been met without any trouble
of seniority on the board.
It is regrettable that these ques
Mrs. John Hanan, who has been
visiting in Portland for the past two tions were brought out in a manner
weeks with her daughter and son-in- that could only cause trouble. Any
law, the John Sullivans is returning interested person need only to have
today to her home with the J. D. asked any member of the Board, the
Sullivans of Portland. The J. D. Clerk, or the Budget Committee, and
Sullivans will spend two days with would have been given a clear and
the Hanans and will also vacation at complete answer.
I trust that the above will fully
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TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY FOR ALL
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mitchell and answer your questions and if not, I
THE LOGGERS IN THE NORTH SANTIAM
son. Harold Ray, were weekend visi will be more than happy to discuss
tors with Stanely Whites in Detroit. them with you at any time. In view
AREA, I AM PUTTING A COMPLETE STOCK
Mrs. Mitchell is Mrs. White's mother. of the interest in the school affairs,
OF LOGGING SUPPLIES IN AT BASSETT’S
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hansen have as shown by the public, I request
after an absence of several that this letter be printed in full in
WELDING SHOP AT LYONS, ORE.
months to Detroit. He is employed your paper under the heading "Let
the Golder Construction com ters to the Editor”.
BETWEEN FLOYD AND MYSELF. I AM
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