The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998, October 25, 1951, Image 1

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    Canyon
Avenue
Parade
T he MILL CITY
ENTERPRISE
Serving:
MILL CITY
DETROIT
ELKHORN
GATES
IDANH \
LYONS
MEHAMA
MONGOI.D
By DON PETERSON
Wednesday evening of this week at
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEM \Y TO THE HEART OF N \Tl RES EMPIRE
Sublimity the North Santiam Cham­
ber of Commerce held its first semi­
annual banquet since its birth last
MILL CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25. 1951
Vol. VII—No. 43
$2.50 a Year, |(lc » Copy
March. Some will say that nothing
has been accomplished since the for­
mation of this organization.
How­
ever, many expressed the feeling of
satisfaction and well-wishes for the
continued success of this booster or­
ganization for the North Santiam
canyon and its resident communities.
It was about a year ago that one
George Steffy, or “Santiam Sam" as
he is known to his many friends
North Santiam Chamber of Commerce has conceived and carried out during
planned and dreamed of such an or­
the past few months its first big project, an inventory of its industrial
ganization. He sparked a meeting here
strength. Wednesday evening it celebrated the eat with an impressive and
in Mill City by the industrial com­
thought provoking banquet in Sublimity. The food weighing down the ban­
mittee of the Mill City chamber at
quet tables was a patent reminder of the productivity of this region. The
which he laid the ground work for
industrial products show gave banqueters eve and mind “food”.
Noted
this useful organization.
It was
speakers and distinguished guests
“Sam’s” vision at that time which
were lavish in their congratulations
inspired the organization of this can­
of North Santiam citizens for their
yon wide-chamber of commerce.
obvious common sense co-operation in
The meeting was attended by a
canyon wide industrial development.
capacity crowd of over 250 guests and
For the first time six North San­
members. Guests included many in­
tiam communities have a condensed
“Clothes for Korean children” was and up-to-date statistical picture of
dustrialists and business men of the
j the plea of George Laird who once themselves published in an attractive
northwest.
They were present to
I was in Mill City, but now is in the
learn more about the resources of this
individual pamphlet. This industrial
army in Korea. Recently Laird wrote survey was compiled and published by
fertile canyon and valley area. I do
out his plea and sped it to his Mill Civic Service, a professional survey
not believe they were disappointed.
City friends.
The Masonic lodge group. Again, for another first this
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acted on the Laird request by sending industrial survey was unveiled at the
After a sumptuous banquet of food
a healthy quantity of clothes to Laird Sublimity parish hall banquet before
grown and processed in this area, pre­
in Korea.
pared by expert ladies of the commu­
the eyes of North Santiam citizens
Jim Barton of the Masonic lodge and the industrial world, October 24.
nity of Sublimity, a report of activi­
in Mill City set the wheels rolling on
ties was made by Pres, J. C, “Doc”
John G. Barnett, U. S. Department
the clothes for Korean children proj­ of Commerce spokesman, applauded
Kimmel. This report was climaxed
ect.
The
lodge
and
its
devotees
fol
­
by presentation to the community rep­
the North Santiam Chamber of Com­
lowed through. So thorough was the merce in these words, “Here we find
resentatives of a comprehensive in­
action in behalf of the Korean chil­ an organization that after only six
dustrial survey prepared by John
dren, that townspeople still are ex- months existence as a civic group,
Durr, a professional in the field of
, pressing the hope they, too, can lend comes forward with a comprehensive
industrial surveys.
Bonneville Power Administration competes with nature in raising spires from the ground. In the background
a hand.
The Industrial Surveys were broken
survey of the resources of the region
of this picture are the barren spires of fire stricken trees. In the center, of course, are the spires of a power
It is reported that Laird and his
down into six parts one for each of
sub station located close by Detroit dam. This sub-station is 74 percent complete. New type De-Ion grid oil ' buddies have made arrangements for without being asked for it—a feat
the commnuities of Gates, Mill City,
unique in my experience.”
circuit breakers are being used in this sub-station. This type of circuit breaker uses less oil than other types.
altering and processing the donated
Lyons, Mehama, Stayton and Sublim­
The sub-station shown will handle the 100.000 kw. of power planned from Detroit dam.
Co-operation Emphasized
clothing
in
Korea.
They
have
seen
ity. They give graphic illustrations
(Photo courtesy of Capital Journal)
Ivan E. Oakes, secretary of the
to it that a sewing plant is in opera-
and descriptions of the resources and
| tion. The Laird group have under- Willamette River Basin Commission,
services to be found in each of these
■ taken the task of seeing to it that pressed home the importance of co­
communities together with a second I
the suffering children in their arena operation when he said, “Co-ordina­
part that deals with the whole com- I
tion like that accomplished by the
1 of service get warmly clothed.
munity as one group.
Pictures taken of children in Korea North Santiam Chamber of Commerce
The North Santiam Chamber of
accompanied his request for clothing in a brief space of time is the driving
A new bluegrass strain, called Mer­
Commerce has an opportunity to serve ,
force most needed if conservation and
ion
after
the
name
of
a
golf
course
the canyon. It cannot do a good job “Dear Friend:
A scouters training course which for them. The mute evidence of pri­
unless the citizens of this canyon put , If I were a healthy adult with good where it was found in Pennsylvania, starts Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Green vation and suffering these pictures perpetuation of our resources is to
their shoulder to the wheel and help. sense, and a non-employee of Para­ will be widely used as seed becomes Acres grade school in Lebanon and show stirs sympathy in all who view be achieved.”
J. C. Kimmel, president of the
Latest reports indicate that
The chamber can only accomplish as ' mount—three counts that disqualify available due to its resistance to root Camp Long Bow, will specialize in them.
North
Santiam Chamber of Commerce,
soon
Laird
’
s
group
will
have
materials
rot.
much as the people are willing to put me right off the bat—I would muscle
teaching scouting “know-how", ac­
This prediction is from E. R. Jack­ cording to Clarke Lethin, Scout for carrying out their humanitarian reviewed the course of events culmi­
into it—your help is needed.
in on this, because I’d like to have
nating in the occasion being cele­
project.
We must put to work the energies ’ a movie premiere at my house with all man, Oregon state college extension executive.
brated. During his address Kimmef
that are available to us—we must the fan fare of guest stars, search­ farm crops specialist, who adds that
The first meeting will deal with
gave a clear impression of the pangs
push aside the useless Jetsam and lights, photograuhers, radio and tele­ almost all available seed is now being patrol and troop meetings. The
I of organization of the canyon-wide
grown
in
Oregon
and
Washington.
move onward with the valuable work­ vision.
civic group.
In addition to resistance to root rot second meeting will be one week later,
ers left to build a thriving commu- , “Sure, I’d get in on it, because I
Thursday, Nov. 8. The third meet­
Trimble Makes Presentation
nity for the future.
don't have to sweep up around our organisms and general vigor, the new ing will be November 15. The
A. W. Trimble, Mountain State«
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house any more, do you? But let’s bluegrass strain is especially weed scouter training course will wind up
resistant. It’s low growth also re­
Power company president, had the
Time is drawing near for filing get down to brass knucks.
with patrol and troop hiking and
Dinner music and a wide variety honor of presenting the industrial
“Some lucky or unlucky person quires less freguent cutting than other camping.
nominating petitions for two places
bluegrass
strains,
the
specialist
adds.
>f foods will be featured in the annual survey to the North Santiam Cham­
somewhere
in
this
world
will
have
a
on the city council. The terms of
The scouter meetings will start at Mill City PTA International Progres­ ber of Commerce.
It is tolerant to heat, drouth and
Trimble’s com­
Arey Podrabsky and Carl Kelly expire world premiere in his or her home late
8 p.m. and last for two hours. The
this year.
At this time it is not ! this year, and I hope you will inform shade; produces good yields of seed week-end camp out will start at Camp sive dinner, Thursday, Nov. 8, from pany financed the project. Trimble
noted that his company’s interest in
known whether they will be candidates your readers if it either by printing that can be distinguished from ordi­ Long Bow at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. ! 5 to 8 p.m.
Progress of the diners will be as the survey is a worthwhile investment
to succeed themselves at the coming this egocentric letter or through nary Kentucky blue. Golf courses ar<j 17, and finish at 2 p.m., Sunday,
taking most of the seed available to­
follow»: First course will be Greek in view of the region’s industrial fu­
election. The council will have to set your own inimitable prose.
“Paramount, for whom I slave away day, Jackman predicts increasingly Nov. 18. The weekly meetings will be and will be served at the Carl Kelly ture.
the date at their next meeting, and
held at Green Acres grade school, home. The salad is of German origin
L. H. Wright, Stayton, secretary of
time for filing nominating petitions my life, told me yesterday about a wider usage. Demand thus far, he
Lebanon; and the week-end camp out and will be enjoyed at the Robert the canyon-wide group, was master of
adds,
has
exceeded
all
expectations.
unique
plan
they
have
for
the
world
ends 30 days prior to that date, prob­
is slated for Camp Long Bow.
Veness residence. The Eldon I.ents ceremonies for the banquet enjoyed
premiere of “My Favorite Spy.”
ably November 10th.
According to Lethin the purpose of home i- the scene of the main course, by some 250 people. A canyon arear
There is considerable hope that the That would be a picture co-starring
the Scouter course is “To help you an Italian attraction. Final course, tour had occupied the afternoon of
next council will operate as a five- Hedy Lamarr and some obscure clown
do your iob in Scouting. The Scout­ a Scottish dessert, will be served at many of those present for the turkey
whose
name
tends
to
escape
me,
but
member council instead of the present
ers training course is no cure-all. but the high school recreation room.
dinner served by the ladies of St.
I think it’s Bob Hope.
“six-member” council.
it is guaranteed to help every scouter
Programs and music appropriate to Boniface parish. James Nightingale,
“The premiere, as suggested above,
t
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who will put into practice some of the country represented will accom- mayor of Sublimity, gave the address
Last Friday evening Jim Turnbull, will be conducted with ail the whoopla
Cub pack no. 84 will gather Monday, the things he will learn.”
[ pany each course.
Price of these of welcome Wednesday evening.
of
a
major
Hollywood
opening.
school building consultant from the
Enroll by sending your name, ad­ numerous attractions is $1.00 for
Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Mill City
Father Scherbring of St. Boniface
state department of education met in Paramount will provide al) the equip­
high school recreation room for dress. unit and nosition in the Scouts adults, and 50c for children under 12. narish delivered the invocation and
Mill City with the school boards from ment necessary to stage this event.
“And the award will be made to the their October pack meeting. All six to Clarke Lethin, Scout executive, Tickets may be purchased from PTA benediction.
Detroit-Idanha, Gates and Mill City.
members.
(Continued on Page 8)
person
who writes the best letter Cub dens will take part in this meet­ Albany, Oregon.
They discussed the desirability of con­
explaining
‘WHY’ I WOULD LIKE TO ing under the direction of Cubmaster
solidating these three districts from
Ray Steiner.
the standpoint of solving housing HAVE MY FAVORITE SPY’ PREM­
The theme of October’s meeting of
IERED
IN
MY
HOME.
’
problems of the three districts.
the Cubs is “Games and feats of skill.”
“
The
contest
is
open
to
everyone
Detroit-Idanha is faced with th,
All Cub parents and parents of boys
(Continued on Page 8)
necessity of vacating their high school
between the ages of eight and eleven
property next summer.
They are
interested in their boys becoming Cubs
ready to take some action to solve
are welcomed to this meeting. The
their problems.
Cub pack committee have expressed
Mill City’s high school is in need j MONDAY—
the feeling that parents will profit
of modernization in the near future. • American Legion Auxiliary 3d Mon. ]
much for having attended the October
Lions
club
meeting.
and the schools are still crowded be­
Cub pack get-together.
A_F.
4
A.M.
No.
180
stated
meet
­
yond the point of desirability.
Cub pack programs for October and
ing third Monday.
Gates at this point is probably in I
November were discussed during a
the least need of any of the schools 1 O.E.S. meeting, 2d Monday month.
Cub committee meeting in the Eldon
involved, but in the next few years | TUESDAY—
Lents home, October 12. Lents is Cub
it is felt that some modernization will1 Riders of the Santiam, 1st Tuesday
pack committee chairman and Mrs.
be desirable,
Chamber of Commerce 2 & 4 noon Lents is a Cub den mother.
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luncheon.
Present for the Cub pack committee
One of the problems involved is fi- j Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
session were the Lents, Cubmaster
nances. Under a consolidated district
Women’s club 8 p.m. 1st, 3rd Tues. Steiner, Wm. Tickle, Don Jenkins,
these three districts could bond for [
129-J School Board meeting 2d Tues Harry Dyherman, Charles Harman,
a new high school, it is felt. How­
Mr. Savage and Joseph McNealy.
WEDNESDAY
—
ever, none of the districts could bond
Boy Scouts, 7:30, H. S. Recreation
sufficiently alone, nor could a union
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 pm.
high school district bond sufficiently
at Mill City fire hall.
for a new building. Under a consoli­
dated district the limitation is 13%. I Santiam Rebekah 166—lat and 3rd
A DAUGHTER—To Mr. and Mrs.
Wed. at 8 p.m.
while under a union high district the
R. V. DeClue, Mehama, Oct. 18, at
limitation is 6%.
City council first Wed. 7:30 p.m.
Salem Memorial hospital.
Another meeting is being called at . Altar Society 3d Wednesday 8 p.m.
A DAUGHTER—To Mr. and Mrs.
Gates for November 1 at 8 p.m. in I PTA. second Wednesday 8 p.m.
| Wilbur G. Stover, Mill City, Oct. 20,
conjunction with the PTA meeting. ' THURSDAY—
at Salem Memorial hospital.
The public is invited to attend and
A DAUGHTER—To Mr and Mrs.
Theta Rho Club for Girls, meets 2d
opportunity will be given for discus­
Or\al Landers, Mehama. October 20,
and 4th Thursdays.
sion of the problems to be faced.
at Salem Memorial hospital.
Gates PTA 1st Thursday 8 p.m.
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A SON—To Mr. and Mrs. John1
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs.
The managers of the Dawes build­
McLean, Detroit, Oct. 20, at Salem
Garden club fourth Thursday.
ing seem to be floundering around in
It is becoming increasingly clear that Detroit dam is well along on the construction rnad. latest reports show
Firemen Auxiliary meets 3d Thurs. Memorial hospital.
a morass of indecisions. Perhaps they
A SON To Mr. and Mrs. Frank
that Detroit dam concrete pouring is 66 percent complete.
This means that 66 percent of 1.406.000 cubic
CKID
AY-
need an attorney! Or are they re­
Evans, Mill City. Oct. 22, at Salem
yards of concrete have been poured. Detroit dam is a flood control and power dam. part of the corps of
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F
meeting.
sorting to “toilet-seat” politics?
Memorial hospital.
engineers’ Willamette Valley project. One of the huge “mud-buckets” in use on Detroit dam may he seen
• • •
Mill City TWA meeting last Friday
A DAUGHTER- To Mr. and Mrs
hovering above a concrete section in this view of the d im The bucket is carried the entire length of the
Farmers Union meeting at Mehama Austin Longfellow, Lyons, Oct. 22.
It seems that Mill City's “behind
construction work along a cableway strung acrons the N irth Santiam river chasm. The operation of this unique
the scenes" political bosses have de-1
Woman's club, 2nd
at Salem Memorial hospital.
cable-pulley set-up is the major attraction for sight-seers.
(Photo courtesy of Capital Journal)
cided to make life unbearable for our
popular chief of police, by making it
a 24-hour job without Sunday holiday :
time-off. Isn't that pushing a man i
just a little too far?
Sublimity Banquet Heralds
N. Santiam Region Survey
Korean Waifs Will
Suffer Less Since—
Bob Hope Could Be
In Your Own Home
Wide Use of Merion
Blue Grass Predicted
Scouters’ Training
Slated for Nov. 1
Foreign Flavours
Mark PTA Dinner
Cub Pack No. 84
Gathers Oct. 29
Coming Events . . .
/ust Arrived...
Runyon Cancer Fund Dance, Sat. Nite at Fire " Jail