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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 10, 1952)
T he MILL CITY
By DON PETERSON
The school election Monday night i
called to get permission to dispose
of the old grade school building re-1
suited in a small turnout. However |
the result was unanimous in favor
of disposing of the property.
vote was reported 18 in favor of and
none against the removal of the
The next move will be to call for
bids for the property in order to get
the best possible value for the old
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Vol. VIII—No. 2
MILL CITY. OREGON. THURSDAY. JANEARA 10. 1952
$2.50 a Year. !()<■» Copy
Shifting Instructional Staff
Should Concern Parents
A call is being issued for old time |
fiddlers to participate in a fiddler's «
contest and square dancing. This I
event is to take place in the Eagles '
lodge at the Mill Citv fire hall next I
Wednesday evening, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m
The public is invited with admission at |
75 cents pey couple. We are informed ‘
that more “fiddlers” are needed, so
get out your old fiddle and warm it
up with a tune or two before it is too
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Snow is slowing up logging oper- I
ations in the higher hili country to a '
standstill. Four inches of snow is
reported to have fallen at the dam
site last Monday. Here at Mill City
the snow has been very light with
rain falling most of the time.
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News of the granting of federal
funds by the state authorities to the
Santiam Memorial hospital is heart
ening news to many who have worked
hard to get this hospital started. It
is hoped that the Physicians and Sur
geons hospital in Portland will not
block this assignment of funds by in
junction as the need is urgent for
Much photographed Detroit dam lends another pose for posterity.
Construction is more than 70 percent
work to start at once.
complete. Some 22,000 cubic yards of good, substantial concrete are being placed each week. The weather
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and the holidays put a slight nick in this average recently. Clearing of the reservoir area goes on rapidly.
Paul Smith, Mill City’s perennial
Roads like the Kinney creek road and Blowout creek reads dependent on Detroit dam are complete.
long distance walker is making plans
creek road is about 65 percent complete. The h:g question is: when and how fast will this Detroit reservoir
for a projected hike in 1953 that will
appear? One thing is clear—Detroit dam is very much here these days.
(Albany Democrat-Herald photo)
take him across the continent. He
plans to beat the record made some
years ago crossing the United States
from coast to coast. His plans cal)
for starting at San Francisco and
walking to New York City. He tells
us that he will have to make 70 miles
per day in order to beat the record.
Andrew “Ar.dy” J. Sprigg-. 60, of
This month’s week-end meeting of
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There will be a meeting of stock the 922nd Reserve Training Wing, Mehama,
Many times it has come to my holders of Santiam Memorial hospital the ordy organized Air Force Reserve Spriggs was the operator of the
thoughts that some method should in Stayton on January 17th,'at the wing in the northwest, will be held on Southern Barbecue near Mehama on
be set up that would encourage more Union high school gymnasium at 8 Saturday and Sunday (January 12 and I the North Santiam highway between
voters to turn out and cast their .ote p.m. The meeting was set by order of 13) at the Portland International I Stayton and Mehama. Recently he
! suffered multiple fractures of an arm.
at general elections. There is a the hospital’s board of directors in a Airport.
considerable laxity on thè part of men “victory” meeting at the Bon Ton
Lt. Col. Robert W Sheets pf Port ! Apparently thè Mehama business-
and womèiTlò exercise their vote or restaurant Wednesday evening.
land, commanding officer of the re- nfrta’s' health ranidly thereafter be-
their privilege of registering in order
wing, further announced that I came worse and worse until nis death
To come before the meeting, which
to be eligible to vote. One of the will be its first annual, will be reports week-end meetings for the remainder 1 resulted, Monday. Spriggs was born
first things anyone should do when of the intensive work that has been of the quarter would be on February at Meadow view, Va., Oct. 3, 1891.
Spriggs is survived by his widow,
•hey move into a community is get done during the past year toward I 10 and 11 and March 9 and 10.
! Ida Spriggs, Mehama; brothers, David
themselves registered so that they are getting federal funds and election of
The wing1 is composed of Air Force I Spriggs. Baltimore, Md., William
eligible to cast their ballots in all seven directors.
reservists throughout the northwest 1 Spriggs, Blade Springs, Va., Vullen
future elections, but sadly enough
Lots were cast at the board meet ern Oregon and southwestern Wash i Spriggs, Meadowview, Va., and Sgt.
many do not “find the time” to reg
to determine terms of present ington areas. For participating in Worley Spriggs, U. S. Army; sisters,
ister, thus being ready when an elec
I four training periods at each of the Anna Callahan, Laney Fulcher, Alice
tion is held.
Terms expiring now and to be filled week-end sessions, wing members w 11 Spriggs, Elizabeth Spriggs, Blade
I am suggesting that possibly a
by election January 17—Irvin Schu draw four days nay.
Springs; Esther Zudker, Abbington,
credit can be set up in connection with
macher, Huber G. W. Schachtsick, W.
Training at the January meeting Va., and Emma Hankley, Marion, Va.
our income tax report, so that when H. Bell, John Silbernagel, Larry Goss
will be in two major phases. One
Funeral services will be held Thurs
we have cast our vote at a general and M. J. Martin.
I will be on the-job training for 922rd day, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Weddle
election, a credit of $5 be allowed to
Ending January, 1952—A. J. Frank, Reserve Training Wing members with Funeral Home in Stayton. Rev. Dick
any who have proof that they cast
Chris Neitling, L. E. Spraker, R. L. officers and airmen of the 403rd Neufeld will officiate. Burial will be
their vote at the last general election.
Stewart, Roy Philippi, George Huff Troop Carrier Wing, an active duty in Lone Oak Cemetery.
man and J. C. Kimmel.
| unit stationed at the airport.
Ending in 1953—Albert Toman,
The other nhase is classroom in
Sam Wright, Wm. I.ulay, Gene struction in aircraft maintenance,
Teague, L. H. Wright, B. J. Minden i operations, photography, communica-
and T. G. Freres.
| tions, supply, and personnel and ad
It was brought out at the board ministration.
meeting that persons eligible to vote
The week-end sessions will start
Clyde Golden is the new manager at the annual meeting must have
A survey of Marion County health
of the Richfield Service station located paid in $100 toward their subscription. I Saturday at 8 a.m. in Building 414 at
Portland International Airport. Col. needs and services is being planned
beside Kelly Lumber supply on the
The by-laws prohibit voting by
outskirts of Mill City. This service proxy. The office staff is to mail Sheets stressed the fact that any in ; as the first major project of the
station formerly was known as Al’s out notices of the meeting and mem dividual, whether a member of the Marion County Health Council, ac-
Air Froce Reserve or not, is invited I cording to the chairman of the Council,
Richfield Service. Al Molnar, popu
bership certificates to paid-up mem to visit the base then to obtain infor William Munroe Hamilton.
lar operator of the Mill City service bers this week-end.
This survey, beginning January 10,
mation on the wing’s activities.
station on the North Santiam high
A nominating committee was ap
will be fielded throughout Marion
way, is being called back into the mili pointed. This group will prepare :
County by volunteer workers in the
tary service. Molnar is in the Army
nominations for the seven directors
to be elected. Comprising the com- i
Confidential information given by
Golden, the new Richfield man, was mittee are L. E. Spraker, R. L. Stew- I MONDAY—
the householders will enable the
born and reared in this community. , art and J. C. Kimmel.
American Legion Auxiliary 3d Mon. Health Council to determine the health
He was active in Boy Scout work for
Liona club meeting.
needs of the people of the county,
five years. Golden was a charter
A F A AM No. 180 stated meet and what health services they are get
member of the Mill City Volunteer
ing third Monday.
ting. It is hoped that measures can
firemen. He served as Chief of the
meeting, 2d Monday month. be taken, through community plan
Mill City fire department for two
ning, to better satisfy the health
years; and has served some seven
years as a volunteer fireman.
Women’s club 8 p.m. 1st, 3rd Tues needs discovered by the survey.
Questions include information on
For the past 11 years, Golden has
Solomon, described by numerous in- i 129-J School Board meeting 2d Tues family health, health insurance plans,
been employed at Kelly Lumber Mill terviewers as the "ma.-ter pianist,”
Riders of the Santiam. 1st Tuesday treatment used for illnesses, and a-
in Mill City. A back injury forced will be presented in concert the night
Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
mount of time lost from work be
his retirement from this position last of Thursday. January 17 at the Salem WEDNESDAY—
cause of sic kness.
high school auditorium, under the
One out of every ten of the 32,060
Boy Scouts, 7:30, H. S. Recreation
Molnar expressed the thought that sponsorship
Associated i City council first Wed. 7:30 p.m.
households of Marion County will be
the public continue- receiving under Students of Willamette university.
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p.m. a-ked to co-onerate by answering the
Golden's management the same cour
The British pianist, who uses the |
questions on the schedule. These
at Mill City fire hall.
teous service experience has taught I single name, a child prodigy “come
Santiam Rebekah 166—lat and 3rd households will be selected carefully j
them they could expect at Richfield true”, has searched deeply through
in order to make sure that they will j
Wed at 8 p.m.
th* classic and romantic piano liter
Altar Society 3d Wednesday 8 p.m. reflect accurately the view« and ex- |
ature in his efforts to work out a
periences of all the people of the
PTA, second Wednesday 8 p.m.
Accuracy and completeness |
DRIVERS LICENSE EXAMINER
Solomon has a "personal and caress- i THIRSDAY—
in answering the questions will great- '
ON DUTY FRI, JAN. 18
ing way with Chonin,” remarked Cy- ! Theta Rho Club for Girls, meets 2d ly aid the survey in finding just what ,
A drivers license examiner will be rus Durgin, music critic of the Boston
and 4th Thursdays.
the health needs and services of the !
on duty in Mill City Friday’, Jan. 18, Globe.
Gates PTA 1st Thursday 8 p m
•ounty are. All information will be I
at the Fire Hall between the hours of
American Legion 2d and 4th Thur* field strictly confidential, and will be
Thomas Archer of the Montreal
9 am. and 4 p.m., according to an Gazette, after hearing the British! Garden club fourth Thursday
jsed only to secure totals ami aver
announeement receive»! from the born musician said “He can play with , Firemen Auxiliary meets 3d Thurs ages and percentage figures.
Secretary of State’s offi ce.
classical precision and boundless ro- j Toastmistress Club, 2d 4 4th, 7 p.m.
Field worker» will be instructed in
Persoiis wishing licenses or pe rmits mantic feeling."
in touch with
Solomon is one of a series of prom
■ciologv department of Wi'lamette
the exaaniner well ahead of the s ched- inent musicians who are being brought
ntversity. They will be under the
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday
□ led cio«inn hour in or<i1er to asaure to Salem by Willamette students.
rection of Dr. John A. Rademaker.
on of their appl ication« with Tickets may he secured at the door or
Farmers Union meeting at Mehama
lairman of thr sociology dcnartmpnt
n of dilav.
Woman’s club. 2nd
by writing Willamette university.
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Air Force Reservists 'Andy’ Spriggs Dies
Get Paid for Training After Short Illness
Golden New Owner
Of A Is Richfield
County Wide Health
Heavy teacher turnover is a serious matter and should set in action every
parent who sees his youngsters under a constantly shifting instructional
staff, according to l)r. T. C. Holy and his survey of the state's schools.
Quoting the "truism" that the best buildings, the best financial support.
~won’t buy a good education if teachers
are poor—the report states that the
teacher turnover problem in Oregon
“seems somewhat aggravated".
While the average Oregon teacher
has been five years on his present
job, 30 percent in 1950 were in their
posts for the first time. Figure for
Culminating a year of “keeping administrators was 24 percent.
everlastingly at it” was announce
Shifting is most prevalent in small
ment Tuesday afternoon that Santiam districts, says the survey and gives
Memorial hospital had been granted these reasons: absence of any security
$124,718 for construction purposes. of position under the law for most
The money is from federal sources teachers (Oregon law established
authorized by the Hill-Burton act. teacher tenure only in districts of
The grant was made to the Santiam 20,000 or over); low salary scales in
Memorial hosnital by the State Board some districts; tendency of school
of Health which has responsibilty for boards to replace older teachers in
allocation of funds set aside for Ore order to keep down tetirement costs;
gon. The sum awarded represents remote geographical locations; and
approximately one-third of total cost “extremely poor” facilities which
of the project.
some districts provide their teachers.
The hospital's board of directors
Here, as in all parts of the 400-
has had representatives appear sev- page report, the inadequately fi
eral times and individuals interested nanced, poorly-run, small district
in the hospital project have assisted rears its head. A first recommenda
by contacts with various members tion of the section on teaching is that
of the state boards.
the three-year program of state-wide
Under the leadership of W. H. Bell, reorganization of districts, outlined
president of Santiam Memorial hos elsewhere in the report, be the first
pital, comprehensive brochures were school business of Oregon's legisla
prenered and distributed to all parties ture.
having to do with distribution of the I In Oregon, selection of teachers is
left to the school board and Dr. Holy
Last Friday eight men, in pairs,1 comments that: “It is apparent that
«•ailed on members of the two state the nrocedure used by some boards is,
boards in Portland, Albany and in many cases, not likely to locate
Eugene on behalf of the project The the best and most competent candi
advisory groun voted neoriuay io re dates for the position”.
Twelve percent of teachers are re
commend the grant to the Santiam
Memorial, which the state board a- ceiving less than $2.800 and 27 per
dopted Tuesday afternoon in a meet cent more than $3.599 this year,
Average administrator’s salary is
ing at the state capitol.
At the latter meeting, J. C. Kimmel,
Dr. Holy recommends raising the
vice president of Santiam Memorial,
state minimum teacher sulary to a
made a brief talk and answered flat $2,400 and states that only two.
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.percent get’les«' than that now. At
Comprising the groups making the t present, the minimum for teachers
visitations Friday and at the state ■ without experience is $1,800 for those
board meeting in Salem, Tuesday I without bachelor’s degrees and $2,100
were: A. J. Frank, M. J. Martin, Irvin for those with degrees.
Schumacher. John Silbernagel, L. H.
The experts deplored the general
Wright, R. I.. Stewart. G. W. Schacht system of having text books, audio
sick, L. E. Spraker and J. C. Kimmel. visual aids and library service operat
The Salem area had the highest ing as separate departments, said it
priority, according to need, as set up is wasteful, prevents development of
under rulings of the state boards, any effective in«tructionnl materials
When the Salem General hospital’s division in a district.
Oregon is one of the few states
board withdrew its application for a
grant of $292.700 from 1950-51 a'lo- left, outside the south, that still has
cations, Santiam’s prospects picked state adopted textbooks and a text
up. Since the Santiam Memorial is book commission- a system consid
a part of the Salem area, it got all ered poor and a deadening influence
the money remaining in the fund, on the schools.
"Generally sneaking, teachers and
$124,718. The Santiam’s application
students who use textbooks in Oregon
had sought $126 000.
Salem General, according to Geo. have very little voice in their selec
M. Shiffer, secretary of the State tion”, the report states.
Present system calls for one-third
Advisory board, withdrew mainly be
cause the fund would not he sufficient of all texts to be chosen by the com
to warrant going ahead with their mission everv two years. Result is
nroiect. Thev chose, instead, to re that frequently no agreement can be
apply for the larger sum from funds reached on the hundreds of books a-
expected to become availshl» in the vailable and a compromise decision
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Polio Poster Boy
Coming Events . . .
As Master Pianist
Timberwolves Meet Sublimity Saints Tuesday, Jan. 18 on Local Floor
March of Dimes Poster Boy Larry Jim Grose, 7. gets sledding instruc
tions from his dad. Air Force Chief Warrant Officer Jim Groae. The
lad, whose left leg was weakened by pcllo when he was 1# months old.
is visiting U. 8. cities In behalf of 1952 March of Dimes this January.
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