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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 8, 1951)
T he MILL CITY
Mil 1 CITY
By DON PETERSON
At a meeting last week in the Gates
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school Jim Tdrnbull and Cliff Robin
son from the state department of
education gave an enlightening dis
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Vol. VII—No. 45
Mil l. CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 8. 1951
cussion on school building statistics.
Mr. Turnbull advocated consolida
tion of the Mill City, Gates and De
troit school districts in order to have
Fireman s Benefit
a school of maximum efficiency in
It’s Dance, Man!
give a district this year of 185 stu
dents, 31 in Gates, 49 in Detroit, and
105 in Mill City. At the present time
benefit! Firemen's Benefit!! That's
15 teachers are employed in these
just what it is . . . Saturday night.
schools, however, it was pointed out
Nov. 17. It's a dance, man! It’s
that 10 could handle a student body
f that size efficiently.
Naturally the whole affair is in
the Mill City fire hall, SW. Cedar
Mr. Turnbull cited figures to show
Four cases of not-too severe polio
and Second Sts. The fire hall, re
that when the children now entering
portedly. will be throbbing with developed in the Detroit-ldanha area
school at the first grade level reach
Parents of school chil
laughter, gayety and activity.
the high school level of education the
the closure of Detroit
present school will be 2l<i times as
Mill City Firemen is one the Fire schools temporarily. Detroit school
crowded as they are now—using state
board ordered schools closed, Tues
men have their hearts in. They
wide statistics to illustrate. He also
hope the public will give them a day night. Dr. W. J. Stone, county
illustrated by using a graph chart
boost in improving the fire hall and health officer, stated Wednesday in
that in the high school level the cost
Iletroit that cancellation of classes
fire fighting equipment.
of education per student is $600 for
would not have the effect of halting
a school of less than 50 students. The
cost went down until it began to level
During a question and answer pe
off at approximately 200 students, the
riod, Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Stone
low “efficiency average”. This change
commented that parents should see
followed the size of the school facili
to it that their children do not become
ties in square feet.
By that it is
excessively tired and do not make new
meant a student body of 50 students
contacts. Some 60 parents attended
requires an average of 300 square
the polio session, where Dr. Stone ex
feet per student, while a student body
Jerry Johnson is the proud posses plained the treatment and prevention
of 200 is a leveling-off point.
sor of five silver dollars simply be of polio. Detroit grade school has
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cause he filled a form out correctly. an enrollment of roughly 200 pupils;
Anyone attending the International
The form was a junior firefighter’s and the high school some 50 students.
dinner served by the PT A ladies this
report. Prizes were awarded by the
Monday night, when but two cases
evening was pleasantly satisfied as
Mill City fire district directors for of polio had developed, the Detroit
they neared the end of their trip
the best filled out fire reports. Out school board decided against school
around to the various “countries” they
of some 200 forms submitted by grade closure,
---------- Noyes Whitten, chairman of
visited. On completing the last call,
school children, Johnson’s was judged the board, Earl Parker and Frank
a visit to “Scotland” for dessert, all
New, directors, felt that the situation
of us were in a very complementary
Two prizes were given in each grade Monday did not warrant stopping
mood. Many thanks to the ladies for
New illnesses among the
division from the first grade to the school.
their efforts in providing food and
eighth. The first prize in each di grade school population later in the
entertainment to the continuous flow
vision was two silver dollars and the week brought parental pressure for
of oncomers — over 250 made the
second prize was one silver dollar. school closure. Wednesday the board
rounds we are informed.
Mill City Fire Chief Arlo Tuers pre decided the schools should be closed,
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at least, the remainder of this week.
sented the shiny silver dollars.
Mrs. H. N. Wilson, chairman of the
Michael Howland, 12, according to
committee in charge of the Gates
j Glunz; second, Jean Russell; second Detroit correspondent Mrs. Opal
Woman’s club annual bazaar and Mrs.
grade winners, first Kirt Ganghman; White, is the latest child reported
M. McCarty, a member of the com
second, Karen Jean Kelly; third grade being attacked by polio. His brother,
mittee visited in our office this week.
winners, first, Charles Harman; sec Dennis, 9, was stricken earlier in the
They announced the start of plans
ond, Marion Taylor; fourth grade week. Neither of these children have
for this year’s bazaar which will un
winners, first, Nancylee Mitchel; sec suffered any paralysis according to
fold Friday, November 30 in the Gates
ond, Jamie Banghman; fifth grade, the latest information, The parents
high school basement.
I first, Freddie Smith; second, Vernon of these two boys are Mr. and Mrs.
Many entertaining features are
¡Johnson; sixth grade winners, first, Lee Howland.
being planned for this year’s affair.
Dr. Stone indicated that the Detroit
I Anthony Beery, second, Margaret
The ladies are racing money to com
Palmer; seventh grade winners, first, group he addressed did not appear
plete one room of their club house
unduly alarmed about Gn. m»:ttr, and
hole is cleaned, concrete will be forced into the hole. This process is known as "grouting”. Grouting will go ' Gloria Klecker; second, Rodney Goble; were mainly interested in obtaining
and install windows and flooring in
on for many months after the structure has reached its maximum height. Each month, each year has its
the entire building. The building is
the facts about pedio.
Murray; second, Jackie Bickett.
symbol—here we have a construction worker suspended by a rope while he goes about his duties—might not
being dedicated to the use of the
cases of polio in Detroit are Wanda
entire community, and not just for the
Jennings. 6, a first grader, and Donna
(Photo courtesy of the Albany Democrat-Herald) . grade. Fire Chief Tuers stated that Watts, 10. Parents of the Jennings
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dren showed the greatest aptitude in child are Mr. and Mrs. James Jen
The Golden Cycle lumber company
j filling out the firefighter’s reports. nings. Mr. and Mrs. Myron Watts
has acquired the Driver mill across
The contest was started during fire brought their dnughter, Donna, homo
the road from their former site, I
week in October.
Grading of the from the Salem Memorial hospital,
located between Mill City and Lyons. |
Monday night. as did the Jennings.
They have installed electric equipment
The awards were given to the winners
Detroit—Miss Kazi Inuzuka, home awarded for this action.
in the plant and are now sawing lum
Inuzuka’s first Silver Star was a-1 , during appropriate ceremonies in the Mill City Mulls School Matter
ber again after being shut down as a | The second grade Blue Bird Girls economics and physical education in
and a number of their mothers met in structor of Detroit high school, is the warded for protecting wounded com- I Mill City grade school gym, Tuesday
result of fire last summer.
Detroit discussed it.
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the Mill City grade school, Wednes . proud possessor of clippings taken rades until they could be evacuated afternoon,
cussed it. Now Mill City will discuss
from the Portland Journal and Ore during early Korean fighting. He
The junior firefighter’s reports in it. Discuss what? Santiam school
The ladies in Mill City and sur day, Oct. 31.
rounding area have formed a Toast
Mrs. J. L. Wolfe is starting one gonian regarding her brother, Lt. won his bronze star for leadership and volved in the contest were question- re-organization.
heroism which resulted in 34 enemy aires covering the fire conditions in
mistress club. We congratulate them group of second graders. Due to the Mineo Inuzuka, who is in Korea.
Mill City PTA Wednesday, Nov.
because we believe that organization large number of qualified girls, two
Lt. Mineo Inuzuka, 26, from Port dead after his unit was hit by num the respective homes of the child con 14, in the high school auditorium
is a most valuable club and they will groups of second grade Blue Bird land, an ex-Franklin high school erically superior force. Inuzuka also testants. The filling out of the form under the direction of Vernon Todd
find it very useful. The purposei of Girls are necessary. Mrs. Carl Kelly student, is a veteran of World War holds the Combat Infantryman’s was the responsibility of the young- and Burton Burroughs, will delve into
i ster submitting an entry.
the club is learning how to conduct and Mrs. Jess Lee have offered their II having served with the famed badge.
whys and wherefores of re-organiza
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tarashi
meetings and delivery of speeches be homes as meeting places for the Blue Japanese-American 442d regimental
The program was sponsored by Fire tion.
fore an audience.
We men could Bird Girls.
combat team in the Italy campaign. Inuzuka, have been in the florist Chief Tuers and fire district dire tors
A Pan-American flag drill will be
make good use of a Toastmaster club.
Mrs. Charles Harman states, "We He returned to active service three business in Portland many years and George Ditter, president. A] Geddes, given by sixth grade children. Mothers
now operate their own business, 3705 Bill Stewart, Sr., Tex Blazek and of seventh grade children will have
The ladies tell us there still is room would appreciate it if anyone who and one half years ago.
for more who desire membership. knows of a possible leader—either for
charge of refreshments.
Lt. Inuzuka is becoming one of S. E. 63rd Avenue.
Good luck, ladies!
i Oregon’s most decorated heroes of
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seventh and eighth grade girls—would the Korean war. This was revealed
Breitenbush mineral springs resort call Mill City phone 6555.”
when the general army headquarters
has been purchased by M. D. Bruck-I
in Tokyo recently announcer! that he
man, who has been leasing the prop-1
< had been awarded the Distinguished
erty for the past several years, ac-1
I Service Cross for gallantry in action.
cording to a deed filed with the county I
The citation said the Portlander's
recorder. The purchase includes a MONDAY—
i platoon of Company F, 17th infantry
quarter section of land upon which | American Legion Auxiliary 3d Mon. J regiment, 7th infantry division, was
the springs are located. Mr. Bruck-
Lions club meeting.
i under heavy automatic fire in the
man purchased from the Healy cor A-F. A A.M. N o . 180 stated meet | vicinity of Chango. May 27, 1951.
poration of Portland.
ing third Monday.
■ He moved forward alone, located
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; camouflaged enemy positions and ad-
There is no need for great concern I O.E.S. meeting, 2d Monday month.
i justed mortar fire on them, then re
in other communities of the canyon TUESDAY—
turned to lead his men in taking the
because of the appearance of several
Riders of the Santiam, 1st Tuesday
cases of polio in Detroit. Dr. W. J.
Chamber of Commerce 2 & 4 neon objective.
The heroism, ranking just below the
Stone, county health officer did not
Medal of Honor. Lt. Inuzuka has al- '
advise closing of the Detroit school,
Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
according to news releases. He ad Women's club 8 p.m. 1st. 3rd Tues ready earned the Bronze Star, also the
vised against becoming tired and mak
129-J School Board meeting 2d Tues Silver Star with oak leaf cluster to '
ing new contacts.
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Boy Scouts, 7:30, H. 8. Recreation
The scroll, a spiral waterway lead
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p/n.
ing to the turbine blades in the power
at Mill City fire hall.
house site of the Detroit dam. has j Santiam
Rebekah lM-lst and 3rd
arrived and installation work will be
Wed. at 8 p.m.
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City council first Wed. 7:30 p.m.
A committee meeting was held
Altar Society 3d Wednesday 8 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Cubmaster
At the regular session of the city
PTA. secoad Wednesday 8 p.m.
council Wednesday evening the coun
Ray Steiner for discussion of Cub
cil reversed themselves and voted to ' THURSDAY—
records, finances, awards and the No
authorize another policeman for city
Theta Rho Club for Girls, meets 2d vember pack meeting.
patrol duty. Discussion brought out
Concrete pouring on Detroit dam has reached that stage where on either side of the North Santiam river it
and 4th Thursdays.
funds for handicraft materials, pur
the desirability of having two police
haw reached its maximum height with the exception of the construction of the parapets. Of course, the center
Gates PTA 1st Thursday 8 pm.
chase of books for new members and
officers instead of one for a city of [ American Legion 2d and 4th Thun in< identa)« not covered by the “Thrift
section as shown in this picture has not reached thin h ight as yet. This photo was taken from a vantage
Stayton has two ’ Garden club fourth Thursday
point looking downstream. The diversion tunnel for the North Santiam river can be seen slightly to the left
Plan” it was agreed that a card party
officers and a relief man, it was ! Firemen Auxiliary meets 3d Thurs. should be held in the near future.
of center of thia picture. Detroit dam has been planned and will he operated as a multiple purpose reservoir.
During the late fall and winter the reservoir will be held at minimum flood control elevation to provide space
Toastmistress Club, 2d 4 4th, 7 p m. The 'Thrift Plan” is a plan whereby
The suggestion was offered that I
storage of excess water during the critical run-off periods, thereby materially reducing flood stages on
our local police officers not carry fire- '
the Santiam river and aiding in the control of floods on the Willamette river. During the fall and early winter
which are applied on the cost of his
arms in the line of duty.
It was ,
the stored water not needed for conservation purposes together with the increased flow on the Santiam river
next book, awards, and other items.
pointed out that the highly respected I Mill City IWA meeting last Friday
will he utilized for power production, thus contributing materially to the dependable power supply available
Discussion of the awards which will
English “bobby” does not carry arms, I Farmers Union meeting at Mehama be presented at the November park
for the region during the critical power production period on the Colombia river.
Woman's club, 2nd
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(Photo courtesy of the Capital Journal)
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Fire Form Wins
Blue Bird Leader
Sought by Group
Lt. Inuzuka Wins Hero’s Honors
Coming Events . . .
Cub Pack No. 84
Leaders Lay Plan
Senior Class Play My Soldier Girls’ - Mill City Theatre, 8 pm, Thurs., Nov. 15