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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 24, 1952)
The MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
MILL CITY. OREGON
DON PETERSON, Publisher
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APER THAT HAS NO ENEMIES HAS NO FRIENDS.”
Oil Up the Machinery
Why does Mill City remain a sleepy little community in an area that
throbs with big things? Outside observers quickly note that Mill < ity bliss
fully plugs along each day. Those new to Mill City have high hopes for
its future. Many Mill City citizens see only another Hamman mill era.
The Hamman mill folded-Mill City promptly followed suit. A co-operative
spirit was kindled and the thing glowed cheerfully for a time and then again
folded. Now the era of Detroit dam is upon us. No attempt is made here
to place a bundle of blame at someone’s doorstep—too late for that stuff.
We mentioned the above history not with a feeling of hopelessness, but
with a sense of duty. Here we are—a good peonle in a wonderful area with
citizens all over the state rooting hard for us—yet we stare ahead blankly.
We pay great attention to our lodges and other fraternal organizations—in
them we go places—or so we are led to believe. We do not condemn these
social groups—they are very- necssary—a step in the right direction. Each
such group has a sense of what is needed for the general welfare of all.
As the local groups expand their grasp of the community's need, there can
not help but lie greater action attacking problems common to all who live
Community work demands community action and co-operation.
machinery used in performing such work is useful only if it meets and does
what must be done. Mill City's chamber of commerce once was an important
machine in community work. This civic body is now breaking out all over
with a rash of rust and decay. A wise mechanic does not tolerate such
We suggest that the local chamber be polished up and put into running
order. Polish it up hy making a leader in each Mill City organization a
member of the local chamber and directly responsible to his own organization
for what he does in the civic body. Put the local chamber into running order
by handing it the job of building a public swimming pool for Mill City.
The local chamber can be made into a flexible and hard-hitting civic
The swimming pool project is but the beginning—other larger
projects ar»- yet ahead. Getting a swimming pool for Mill City would be
something we all could snap our suspenders about; and what is more—use.
Just because winter chases the goose pimples out on our hides now is no
reason for letting it freeze solid and silence all effort towards a municipal
swimming pool. Each social group is interested in doing its bit for its
community—we offer this suggestion as a machine whereby Mill City can
again spring to life and act very much alive—how about it?
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The Japanese Peace Treaty has
gone to the United States Senate for
ratification. The wiser the Senate,
the more speedily will it ratify the
treaty and the accompanying security
There is a disposition in some quar
ters to use the threat of nonratifica
tion in order to persuade Japan to
recognize the Chiang regime on For
mosa. We believe such a purpose to
be self-defeating. The good will to be
won from the Japanese by speedy
ratification can bring far greater divi
dends in post-treaty cooperation and
enlightened action than can formal
policy commitments exacted under
Any concessions wrung from the
Yoshida government as the price of
sovereignty could result in a danger
ous weakening of that government at
home, whereas a sovereign Japan ap
pealed to on grounds of rational self
interest is likely to be a far more re
liable and willing partner of the
United States under all eventualities.
As a matter of fact, the Japanese
people know that the United States
for its own good must ratify the treaty
and security pact; hence last-minute
coercive pressures would seem per-
A clean, swift ratification could
clear the Pacific air of the sort of mis '
representation already trying to fog
up Japanese-American relations. —
Christian Science Monitor.
January 21, 1952
2—THE MILL CITV ENTERPRISE
selves and the moral backing of world Communist nations in regard to Indo
This, of course, is no reason for opinion. The sooner the honest dif- China are thrashed out in debate the
holding the matter back from UN. ferences of opinion between the non- better.—Christian Science Monitor
It is rather an argument for bringing
it before the UN as quickly as possible.
Southeast Asia will not be saved
power except at a cost that would be
ruinous to those nations* commit
ments elsewhere. The task will re
quire the cooperation of Asians them-
Mill City Hi-Liles
By GARY PETERSON
Frances Johnson is back in school
after doing some time in the hospital
as a result of -a car-pedestrian acci
The Green and Gold casaba crew-
mauled the Deaf schoolers with a
thirty-six point scoring attack in the
second half. After a dissappointing
first half, in which the OSD team led
at the first quarter mark 11 to 10 and
Mill City took the lead at the halfway
stop 19-18, the legions of the green
were never topped in fashioning a
55-29 victory. Roy Chase and Denny
Marttala took scoring honors with 14
points each, The "B” squad also
The Detroit Cougars just didn't
have a chance against the Timber-
wolves as the Mighty Men of NJill City
high chewed them up 68-32. Roy
Chase dunked 16 points to haul down
the scoring lead once ega:n. Richard
Verbeck, sophomore regular on the
I “B” squad who joined the varsity
I temporarily because of the illness of
INDO CHINA AND THE UN
Last week Foreign Secretary An Bob Shelton, tossed in a cool 12 points
thony Eden issued a sharp warning to to lead the second “five" which spelled
the Chinese Reds. Their intervention the first string during substantial
in southeast Asia, he declared, “would portions of the second and fourth
create a situation no less menacing quarters. There was no “B" squad
than that which the United Nations game because various members of the
Detroit squad had influenza.
met and faced in Korea.”
The Teen-Canteen, seemingly thriv-
This statement has been hailed as
evidence of a new Anglo-American ing again after a short layoff during
solidarity in the Far East. Taken in the fall, has resumed festivities in
conjunction with the Anglo-French the firehall.
The girls are supposed to bring
American talks at the Pentagon, ex-.
ploring the possibilities of joint mill-1 lunchbaskets for a basket social this
tary action of the Chinese Communists Saturday night. All proceeds go to
should move against Indo-china, it the March of Dimes program. And,
constitutes the sort of forewarning of course, the young gentlemen!?)
which might have prevented the Ko- must come financially prepared (well
heeled) especially if they want to
rean aggression if made in time.
However, while interest has cen- lunch
tered on the kind of aid the United Baskets will be auctioned off at 10
States might give the French in rndo- p.ni.
PTA supervisiors warn teenagers
Chinit in an emergency (i.e., air and
naval support, but almost centainly to come as much as possible, because
not ground troops), one point in Mr. a minimum of twenty-five in attend
Eden’s speech has not received mach ance is required in order to pay for
attention. It is his emphasis on the the rental of the hall. Election of
UN. In the case of a thrust by officers is on the fire for Saturday
Peking into southeast Asia compar night, according to Dick Kanoff,
able to its Korean intervention, he president of the club. A good turn
declared, “the United Nations, I out is necessary in order to get the
trust, would be equally solid to resist right officers.
A party was held for the Student
Perhaps it would be. But there is Body of MCHS and for those students
also a possibility that the Asian and of Gervais high who wished to stay
Arab nations in the UN would be for it. Various students described it
fairly solidly opposed to backing the as a wonderful success.
Hoodoo Ski Bowl was recently
French in this case. So great is the
antagonism of these nations to the honored by members of the Junior
remnants of western colonialism in the and Senior classes, along with a few
East that it still overrides for most of Sophomores who managed to stow
them the far greater Communist away for the ski party.
Next week, then, I say.
Three Korean Heroes Receive Medal of
SOLICITORS WILL ( ALL ON VOl
IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS FOR
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Mill City High School Annual
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dent Truman Thr. ire 1 to r . Sgt John A. Fittn an. Tullali. Ml" .
1st Lt Carl H Podd. Kenvir. Ky ; and M Sgt Ernest R Kouma. Dwight
Neb Sgt Pittman, although wounded, threw himself upon an enemy
grenade thus saving the lives of his men. Lt. Dodd spearheaded an
attack against a well intrenched enemy position He single-handedly
cleared out a machine-gun nest and led his platoon in wiping out every
hostile position Sgt Kouma discovered his tank was the only obstacle
In the path of an enemy onslaught. He spent nine hours of violent action,
running an eiglit-mile gauntlet th ough enemy lines, leaving 250 enemy
dead behind Twice wounded he attempted to return to the fighting.
These heroes are giving everything m defense of their country, and they
expect those at home to do their share The best way. they say. is "to
buy U S Defense Bends ■' They add "Defense is your job too. Back
the Fall Defense Bond Drive "
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ONI OF SEVERA1 ROUTES PROPOSED FOR
Till NEW . SANTIAM
Hlt.HW \Y—Proposed Santiam highway will follow a straight route and
probably skirt a number of »owns now situated on the road. The route
shown in the map has not been approved and is only tentative. H. R
Baldoch. chief engineer of the highway department Maid that the route
shown IS but one of several being studied bv the department. Entrance
into Salem i* shown at Mission street but there are several other point*
»here the road may enter the city. Inasmuch as the proposed by-pa*«
roadway east of the city w .11 be started or even finished before the Santiam
road is completed it is planned to bring the latter road over the bypa-
at lour torners
(M,p rourtegy of The Capital Journal)
THE BOY'S SHOP
Plaid Lined Dungarees and
Plaid Shirts to Match
Size* 3 to 6
Made of Pre-shrunk Blue Itenim and I ined with Pre shrunk
Cotton Flannel. Dungarees have Self Material Suspenders
339 N. High. SALEM
Open Friday Night ’Til 9
Will he at hi* Mill City office in the Jenkins Building
Thursday afternoons 1 to 6 p m.
Also Thursday evenings hy Appointment
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