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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 18, 1951)
The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
MILL CITY, OREGON
DON PETERSON, Publisher
Entered as second-clans n alter November 10. tort at the post office at
.Mill City, Oregon, under the Act of Manli 1. 1X79
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Advertising 45c column inch. Politi) al Advertising 75c inch.
“THE PAPER THAT II \S NO ENEMIES II \S NO FRIENDS."
_______ --George Putrani.
North Santiam Empire
North Santiam Chamber of Commerce stages a banquet and products
-how Wednesday evening. October 24. This group is committed to the idea
that the North Santiam valley and canyon is a unit, not a group of separate
towns and villages. Gradually, finer roads tie the region together. I.ach
community, however, still keeps its own character. The products show at
the banquet will reflect these differences clearly.
Stay ton has blossomed from a small retail center into a nationally known
fruit and vegetable processing center. Rich farmlands around Stayton hate
pumped substance into the city of Stayton. Grass, bean, berry and cereal
crop growers created a going co-operative. The name "Santiam" is becoming
more familiar to young and old because of this action. Sublimity, site of
this year's fete of the North Santiam chamber of commerce, shares with
Stayton the bounty of the fine farmlands ’round about. Sublimity vigorously
guards its “separateness" from Stayton. however.
Mehama is the next population center on the right-of-way of the present
canyon highway, and of the new route when it is completed. Mehama is
reputedly a trading center for pioneers and miners of the locale known as
the “Little North Fork” area. Mehama marks its years of beginning as
being in the 1860s. Mehama draws trade from the Fern Ridge berry farms,
the rich timber and mining area of Elkhorn and the North Santiam river
territory. The Little North Santiam river flows into the North Santiam
river near Mehama.
Elkhorn territory makes its weight felt in North Santiam affairs because
of its vast storehouse of natural resources. Elkhorn’s rich supply of mer
chantable timber, minerals, and recreational opportunity fixes firmly its
spot in the canyon’s economic picture. Better roads and more power leading
into this nigged area will add great wealth to the North Santiam region.
Lyons in Linn county and one mile up the highway east from Mehama
Is without question a powerful timber products processing center. Lyons
employs more men than any other communtiy within its orbit. Lyons is
moving towards wider development of its possibilities. Its industries draw
manpower from nearby communities. A Bonneville substation will assure
this area adequate electric power.
Mill City, located some six miles from Lyons, in the mid-1880s became
a distinct community kept alive by important sawmills. These large saw
mills fed on a wonderland of fine timber. The SI’ railroad track connected
Mill City to the "outside world ". Mill City has suffered one set-back after
another because of its close tie up with the fortunes of a single industry,
Detroit dam construction work has brought new people to Mill City. Ihr
population growth of Mill City has not been sensational, Mill City has ad-
vanced encouragingly towards a bustling retail center.
Gates nestles close upon the site of Big Cliff and Detroit dams, fluite
naturally the shifting nature of construction work damns down hardest upon
Gales. This little city, like Mill City, was recently incorporated, Its ••young"
city problems buzz about its head. Gates is an important service center for
those who live in trailer narks and motels.
Gates Isiasts many pioneer
citizens who relate the history of the North Santiam canyon from a back
ground of personal experience. Gates once was the supply point for extensive
gold-mining operations. This community has a good sprinkling of sawmills
and is on the SI* right-of-way. Gates has grown where nearby townsites
have proved hut a memory. It has the canyon’s only airport near it. Good
building sites, timber and farmlands enhance Gates' industrial chances.
Detroit, some 13 miles up the canyon highway from Gates, presents an
unusual picture today. Detroit is moving bodily to another townsite. The
old Detroit will be covered by the waters of the Detroit dam reservoir. A
new community is being worked out. Detroiters are determined their town
shall live. The recreation possibilities of Detroit dam and lake lend weight
to the idea Detroit will thrive.
Idanha was, until very recently, the newest population center in the North
Santiam canyon. Now, of course, its changeable neighbor. Detroit, is the
newest community. Idanha centers around large mill« and a plywood plant.
Idanha, too. became a city not long ago. Idanha has been enlivened by the
influx of construction worker«. Re-newed activity Jn the Quartsville mining
area is always a oossibility that can help both Detroit and Idanha. Inexpen
sive electric power is a life-saver for the Detroit-Idanha area.
Wednesday evening, October 21, citizens of the North Santiam com
munities will affirm that these communities are very closely knit and that
they form a vital empire of the great northwest. The product* on display in
the Sublimity Parish hall should be a glimpse into the future for North
Santiam citizens. We heartily endorse this North Santiam chamber of
THE CASE OF DR. JESSUP
As the hearings on Ambassador
Philip C. Jessup proceed, several facts
One is that Senator McCarthy’s
charges that Dr. Jessup has been pro
Communist have largely collapsed of
their own inaccuracy and exaggera
tion. None of the five members of
the subcommittee investigating the
Jessup record appears to take them
seriously. On the contrary. Repub
lican Senator O. Alexander Smith, a
member of the subcommittee, joins
Republican Warren R. Austin, Gen
erals Clay and Eisenhower, and other
prominent Americans in paying tri
bute to Dr. Jessup’s honor anil patri
otism, but adds that he is not so as
sured of his good judgment.
This is a quite different matter, and
one to which the charges of former
Governor Stassen are more pertinent
than are those of Senator McCarthy,
charge—that Dr. Jessup, along with
Secretary Acheson, urged withdrawal
of all aid to Chiang Kai-shek at a
White House conference in 1949 and
a more generalized charge that he
supported recognition of the Chinese
Communists before the Korean war.
Dr. Jessup has denied he was pres
ent at the White House conference.
Mr. Acheson confirms this, and Mr.
Austin declares United Nations rec
ords show Dr. Jessup to have been in
New York throughout the day on
which the conference took place.
On the larger question of a Jessup-
Acheson policy favoring recognition of
the Chinese Communists, the evidence
so far considered does not show the
State Department ever to have advo
cated such a course, but to have “con
sidered” it under certain conditions—
presumably as a general staff draws
up alternative war plans to fit all pos
sible- though not yet proved—that
Dr. Jessup’s influence was on the
side of recognition.
If so, that fact would have to be put
in the total context of his public serv
ice and weighed carefully Further
more. it would have to be put in the
context of the period to which it be
longed. It is useful to remember, for
instance, that in 1945 General Wede-
meyer recommended including Russia
in a joint trusteeship over Manchuria,
and warned that support of Chiang-
Kai-shek would "definitely involve
American forces in fratricidal warfare
. . . and possibly in war with the So
viet Union.” It in clear that 1915— '
and even 1919 was not 1951.
Dr. Jessup may or may not have
made grave mistakes in judgment.
This newspaper would certainly differ
strongly with his isolationism prior to
Pear) Harbor. All that can reason
ably be asked is that the decision re
garding him be made on the basis of
a rounded evaluation of his total rec
ord. From Christian Science Monitor
The magazine United States News
forecasts new highs in business activ
ity, jobs and incomes. “Men in serv
ice,” it comments, “will be the unlucky
In the United States, it predicts,
“the get-rich-quick urge will continue
Money will flow like
water out of Washington. Social life,
gay now, will grow gayer and gayer.
Influence will take on more and more
importance as people try to get their
own hands placed more deeply in the
money stream,” Draft and reserve
calls will tap those who are to make
a sacrifice so that those left can enjoy
a scramble for free and easy dollars.
Is this the kind of picture Ameri
cans want to see develop? The New
York Times says editorially: “The
very fact that ‘no shortages of con
sumer goods yet exist’ is in itself an
indication that we are not really mak
ing the all-out effort that the critical
nature of the times demands.”
As the slogans have had it, “Free
dom Is Everybody’s Job.” The de
fense of freedom should involve sacri
fices at home as well as at the front.
Americans need to be very, very much
more deadly in earnest about produc
tion for defense, getting full value for
every dollar the government spends,
cutting out graft, influence, and lush
bounds, checking individual indul
taxes so far as possible, and accept
ing price and wage controls as a
back, top to other measures against
Defense of freedom isn’t just a com
bat soldier's job; it’s everybody’s i
job.—From Christian Science Monitor 0
(k-tober 18, 1951
2—THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
Mill be at his Mill City office in the Jenkins Building
Thursday afternoons 1 to 6 p.m.
Also Thursday evenings by Appointment
McCULLOCH SALES AND SERVICE
COMPLETE STOC K C)E SAWS AM) PARTS
Lyons Saw Shop
P. (). Box 12
By MRS. EVA BRESSLER
The Parent Teachers club held
their meeting in the gym at the Mari-
I.inn school with Mrs. Keith Phillips
president presiding over the business
meeting. Plans Mere made for the
gym warming again scheduled for
Nov. 2. Cards and square dancing
will furnish the entertainment. The
community chest drive was reported
progressing nicely. It is expected to
be completed this week. At the close
of the evening the teachers were
hosts and served refreshments.
The Womens Society of Christian
service held their work day at the
community hall Tuesday with an all
day meeting. The time was spent in
quilting and plans were discussed for
the bazaar which will be held Tuesday
ALBANY — 2 Miles South on 99E
evening October 30th. Each mem-
her is asked to make an apron and
home made candy.
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Perry and
little son from Veneitta, Oregon spent
the weekend in Lyons with relatives.
They were guests at the George Berry,
IT’S EVERYBODY’S JOB
Marvin Berry and Paul Pennington
After 15 months of the most rugged I homes.
kind of fighting in Korea there still
The regular meeting of Faith Rebe
is no difference in pay between the kah lodge was held Wednesday eve
combat infantryman on Heartbreak ning at the hall with 17 members
Ridge and a soldier of the same rank present. Mildred Carr, noble grand,
in a comfortable billet in the States. and Zona Sischo, vice grand, presided
This is one measure of the relative over the meeting with Ethel Huffman,
indifference, the unconscious callous secretary. The regular routine of
ness. of too many Americans toward business was carried out and reports
the individuals who have been singled of committees heard. Plans were
out to stand the hardships and blood made and discussed for the meeting,
shed of one of humanity’s most sig I November 14, when the president of
the Rebekah assembly will pay her
Why hasn’t Congress long before official visit. Plans were also made
this authorized extra combat pay for | for the first fall meeting of the Three
those who walk through barrages and i Links club, which will be held at the
minefields, spend freezing days in fox home of Gertrude Weidman Friday
holes, and expose their bodies to bul afternoon, October 26. At the social
lets, grenades, and steel fragments? | hour refreshments were served by the
x >w< X x lu< x x x x x x x x ■< x x x x x x x x x x x xJGKMKK [Congress is considering a recommen committee Carrie Naue, Maxine Berry
dation by the Defense Department for and Eva Bressler.
a 10 per cent pay increase for all the
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Stevens have
armed forces, on whatever duty. It returned home from a vacation trip
has enacted a mild restriction on to Sheridan, Wyoming. Mr. and Mrs.
special flight pay for officers holding Albert Stevens who plan on locating
desk jobs. It has just passed a bill ' here returned with them.
to provide vocational rehabilitation
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Ransom who
training for Korea veterans.
have spent the summer at Walport
GEO. ( LISE. Proprietor
But it now is six months since Army will be at their home here in Lyons
officials urged the Senate Armed | until the first of November.
Services Committee to grant $50 a
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Power from
] month extra pay to front-line fighters, Fox Valley were Sunday dinner guests
I ami neither congressional house has at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Willard
' taken any action on the request. It Hartnell.
is well known that combat personnel
number only a small fraction of the
armed forces at a given time. The
armed services in turn represent a
small section of the population.
What concerns us in this matter w
THANK HEAVENS! M ta’tacks are Just netd
not solely the question of combat pay
indigestion. When it strike*, take Bell-ana
tablets They contain the fastest-acting
but of something it seems to symbol
medicines known to doctors for the relief of
ize about the American psychology.
heartburn, gas and similar d-stress. 25<.
NEW AND USED
PARTS AND SUPPLIES
South Side Trailers
Announces Additional Trailer Space
HEART ATTACK OR
WITH SHOWERS AND BATH TUBS
Drying Space in Laundry Room
From where I sit... Z/ Joe Marsh
Our Bank Says
Kaiser Deluxe. Radio and Heater
Kaiser Special. Radio anil Heater
Plymouth Coupe, Heater and Air
Buick t-Door Sedan
Ford l-Door Sedan
\LL C ARS PRIC ED I NDER C EILINGS
Traveleze 8 »
People around here need lots of
small change these days — what
with candy, gum. cigarette and -oft
drink machine« . . . pay phones ...
and those penny sale« taxes.
Used to put a strain on our
bank. Changing money took up a
lot of time. Then the Chief Teller
Happy Wilson, read about another
bank using a “help yourself”
change system. The directors de
cided to see if it would work here
They set out some big shallow
bowls full of nickels, dimes and
pennies with a sign saying "MAKE
rot a OWN change ." Works fine.
too. At the end of the day the
totals are never more than a
couple of cents under—or over—
the right amount.
From where I ait. folks every
where are pretty much alike, al
though they may wrm different.
Farmers and city folks. Republi
cans and Democrats, those who en
joy a gla«« of beer occasionally and
those who prefer something else—
we all usually try to live up to the
trust others have in us.
TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY FOR ALL
THE LOGGERS IN THE NORTH SANTIAM
AREA. I AM PUTTING A COMPLETE STOCK
OF LOGGING SUPPLIES IN AT BASSETT’S
WELDING SHOP AT LYONS. ORE.
BETWEEN FLOYD AND MYSELF, I AM
SURE WE WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU
BETTER SERVICE THAN YOU HAVE EVER
HAD BEFORE IN THIS AREA.
FRED GOOCH. JR.
Union Wire Rope
Splicing and Socketing
Gooch Logging Supply
"Everything for the Logger'
DAY & NIGHT SERVICE
Sweet Home. Philomath
St ay ton. Ore
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