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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 7, 1952)
T he MILL CITY
By DON PETERSON
Spring has appeared here in earnest
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MILL CITY. OREGON, TH I RSDAY. FEBRL \R> 7, 1952
is very prevalent as a result-
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Fred Camp of Camp’s Tackle Co.
of Stayton is conductiryg a rather
unusual school for the fans of Isaac
Walton in the Santiam valley and
canyon communities who desire to
For the past several weeks Mr.
Camp has been conducting a fish fly
Yearly assignments were meted out Wednesday night by Mayor Wes Greene
tying class for all comers. His class
has grown until now he has over 20
of Mill City during the regular session of the council. Wm. Hutcheson takes
over the street commissioner’s headaches. Jim O'Leary assumes the duties
persons attending the classes which he
of vice chairman, John Muir inherits the police commissioner spot from
onducts in the basement of St.
O'Leary, and ex-mayor Albert Toman gets the post formerly filled hy retired
Mary’s school in Stayton at 7 p.m.
councilman Arey I’odrabsky.
students range in age from 8 to 65,
The Southern Pacific RR came in
¡»nd they are apparently enjoying the
for some criticism for its move in
experience of tying there own tackle
stationing a railroad car within the
for this season’s jaunt into the hills
immediate city limits and residential
where they will pit their skill against
section of Mill City.
the finny creatures that abound in
The rather rough looking railroad
Proof that something is afoot re
this vacation land of mountain streams
car is slated as the future home of the I garding
the building of a hospital
local Southern Pacific agent. Irate j for the North
area lies in
Mr. Camp says, “no charge but
citizens most affected by the Wednes the fact that a Sasitiam
for bids for con
bring your scissors.” You are all
day’s council meeting. The council struction of the call
welcome to attend and you may pur
directed that the Southern Pacific be i has been readied hospital
chase materials for tying your hooks
informed of the citizen protest by, board of directors.
at the class room.
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material snecifications will be avail
Another complaint lodged with the able for bidders’ use, E'ebruary 24.
Charles O’Kins, David Keyes, and
council was that of the many dis-1 A call for bids will be advertised in
Delmar Skillings are making the
heveled and wrecked cars in and , the near future.
rounds this week taking pictures for
about the premises of the Santiam
the advertisers of “The Timberwolk”,
Somewhat in the nature of an
garage. This situation has long been emergency session of the Santiam
the high school annual of which they
a thorn in the side of the residents Memorial hospital board was held
are on the advertising staff. They
of that vicinity. This condition, Tuesday evening relative to a concrete
tell us that they are receiving ex
coupled with the addition of the rail mixing plant currently under con
cellent co-operation and expect to
road car-home, has moved a hearty struction near the building site of
have the job finished in the near
complaint upon the doorsteps of the the future hospital. The closeness
future. They are learning valuable This recent view of Detroit dam shows its rapid rise to its projected heighth of 463 feet. The dam is 1580
feet long and 335 feet at the base, and when completed will contain one and one-half million cubic yards of
weary Mill City council. While they of the concrete ready-mix plant to the
lessons which will serve them well
were at it, citizens did a good job of hospital site aroused fear that the
concrete and seven million pounds of steel. Consolidated Builders, Inc., contractors on the project haie only
in future life when “on their own”.
lost a few days operation due to weather. The dam project is scheduled for completion in 1953 with the esti complaining by bringing to the city desireability of the hospital site
The boys selling ads for the Mill
fathers’ attention the trashy state of might be lessened greatly.
mated cost of the entire project set at $70,000,000.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Veness and Capital Journal)
City high school annual, are demon
things behind the Dawes building on
strating a real bit of business acumen
Rex l^imsey, owner of the future
the Marion county side of Mill City.
while promoting the business of their
concrete plant, explained the measures
annual. They have been busy this
the Mill City limits has long been a he is taking and will take towards
week taking pictures on various sub
problem, an ordinance is in the preserving the desireability of the
jects that their advertisers wish to
hopper for controlling that irk projected hospital area.
use in the annual for this year.
some item. Armed with the teeth machinery will not be used in the
They will take inside views or outside
Dave Epps is leaving the business of this trailer ordinance the proper operation of the plant. Design and
By DICK WILLIAMS
views of your business or personnel
of Mill City. In his place at authorities can bring order out of paint of the plant structure will be
Detroit—Summons were delivered
or products and picture them in yowr
City Furniture store will be chaos, and thus eliminate some bad such that the plant will not obscure
ad without extra cost—it is unique in Thursday, Jan. 24.. by the U. S. Mar Mill City high school is planning a two persons,
Harold Cooper and Ray housing and health problems. The the natural charm of the building
that it uses the newer printing pro shall in the matter of the evacuation Girls’ Night to be held Thursday, Pitsor.
ordinance would move trailers only area, according to Kimsey.
cesses known as off-set printing to proceedings for those holding leases February 14, at 7:00 p.m. Admiss.cn
The hospital board recommended
to licensed trailer parks, which main
reproduce pictures and subjects of
that further building of the type
first hand value. In our method of : was g.ven that evacuation should be
and six years of age. The Pit-
Trailers will be given until July 1 under construction within the immed
printing a newspaper we are unable complete by March 15 instead of the
This evening of entertainment will four
move to licensed parks, under the iate area of the future hospital be
to do that type of job without tremen , May 1st date of a previous notice. include a boys’ sucker game, square Epps mother's Mill City residential
discouraged in the future by proper
dous cost for equipment.
Those persons served with sum dancing, a drill teem, volleyball games property. This property is presently new^ordinance.
Stayton aonlng measures.
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mons were asked to appear last week (the Junior girls will nlay Gates; the | occupied by Bill McCarthy. Mc ‘green’ in the canyon” was passing of
Roy Beebe is carrying big smiles I in the Federal circuit court at Eugene. Senior girls will play Detroit), and a
is moving to Albany and Dave an ordinance which is in effect the
these days since getting the word Judge Fee presiding, Tuesday morn basketball game between the fresh Carthy
Epps furniture store there.
adoption of the motor vehicle laws
that the Oregon supreme court up ing at 10 a.m. for a hearing on con- men and sophomore girls.
Cooper and Pitsor will begin oper
held the district court decision re oemnation proceedings of the Outer-
We want everyone to come to this ation of the Mill City Furniture store of the state. The gimmick of this
garding disputed boundaries on his son estate.
play night. The purpose is to in February 11. They will continue the is that when fines are paid into the
municipal court in Mill Cityv a per
property near the new highway here
H. L. Hess was U.S. attorney; and crease the funds of the Girls’Ath’etic customary stock of furniture Epps centage will not go to the state, as
in Mill City. He waited a long time Stanley Darling was the representa Association. The GA A does lots of had on display. The new Mill City
The latest on the Dimes for Polio
for that decision.
good for the high school so every ' bn»-:nessmen purchased the inventory was formerly the case, but instead drive shows a heartening thing.
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one should come and help support of Epps that remained after his big
Some $935.01 is the kitty pulled to
leases on the condemned lands.
The city fathers during this week’s
gether by the collective tugging of
The hearing was postponed until them.
session hashed over the parking prob Tuesday afternoon at two, when Dar
Pitsor formerly was manager of the line on the corner of South Broadwav the Stewart brothers of Mill City.
lems involved at the corner near the ling took the stand, and presented an
Sears furniture department in its and South First street by Pink Wm. and Chas. Stewart have some
bank on busy times of the day espec argument on how the notice given b#
Salem store. Mrs. Pitsor will move Masons service station to prevent thing they can be proud of in this
ially on Saturday mornings. The the federal government to these
I to Mill Citv in about a month, ac cutting this corner so close that cars total.
parking at this point has made it lessees was not in accordance with
The Mill City schools, aptly
cording to Pitsor. Cooper also has are sometimes forced on the curb
necessary for some action to be taken rule 71 A. This rule, as referred to by I
worked with Sears in the furniture ing at this noint. Additional light enough contributed the greatest
to relieve this condition. Police Darling, calls for a separate treat
line for some six years. Pitsor was ing was deemed necessary on this single sum, $240.22. The old-fash
officers have been instructed to en ment of individual properties which
ioned lunch-box affair netted $195.75.
Wm. Goold. of the Goold Bros, employed by Sears during the past corner especially on rainy nights.
force the present narking regulations it is alleged, has not been done in this logging company of Lebanon pleaded seven years.
Collections at the Mill City Theatre
and the council is planning to put into case. The properties have been guilty to illegal possession of veni
amounted to $150. The sale of Geo.
force a 30-minute narking time limit grouped in blocks and an appraisal son in Walter Bell’s-justice court in
vicinity of the bank and it was gen- Steffy’s pup brought in $35.50. and
for all parking in that area on both set on the group out of which the in Stayton, last Monday Feb. 4. He GOP LADIES INVITE
erallv agreed that 30-minute narkin>r the teen-agers raised another $8.00.
sides of the street.
was fined $200.
would be necessary to keen available The tinv imitation iron lungs had s
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$63.23 appeal The Mothers’ March
Wm. Goold, Virgil Adkins. L. O.
Mill City women are invited to the
ment as to the amount he should re
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Considerable discussion was entered ceive. Darling pointed out that this Cooke, and Norman Goold, all from meeting of the Salem unit of the I
struck home for $218.31. Miscel
into at this week’s city council meet has worked a particular handicap on Lebanon and living at the logging National Federation of Women's Re
laneous payments totaled $24.00.
ing about the sanitation conditions those living in this section.
operations behind the Randall guest publican club at two o’clock, Monday
To Mrs. Charles Harman and her
existing in the city and it was hoped
Blue Bird girls goes much credit
Hess stated that notices were given ranch on the Little North Santiam afternoon, February 11th, at the
that property owners would take it in July, 1949, but no witness was river were picked up Dec. 22, 1951 Senator Hotel.
for the Mother’s March collection,
upon themselves to clean up all ob called to ascertain the reasons for and charged with illegal possession of
assisted by many of the mothers who
Dean Seward P. Reese of Willamette
jectionable eyesores and stinch har not vacating or being ready to do so. venison by the state police.
University will present the "Issues
traveled about and made their drive
bors. A sewerage drain of some de
Upon advice of Deputy District of the coming Election”. All inter-
The Roy R. Hewitts returned to such a success.
Clearing contracts have been let
scription has existed on the south end on adjacent Outerson land where there Attorney Joseph P. Meier, the last I este*I wo,,"n are welcome, according Salem, Friday after making an 11,000
The school ch'ldren and especially
of the Dawes building in front of Miss is no one residing. The lots under three named defendants were released. to Mrs. W. L. Phillips, Salem.
mile swing through the South, Cuba the grades planned and executed
Hendricson’s dry goods store caus discussion will be let for clearing by
1 and Old Mexico. The Hewitts drove room projects such as candy and food
ing unkind odors the year around, Mav 1st.
their own car to all these places with sales, and miniature auctions to assist
for a long time. Likewise a similar
the exception of the Cuban jaunt in putting their campaign over the
Judge Fee ruled that since there
condition exists on the north end of have been no summons or notices
which was taken by air. Some 300 ton.
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The Stewart brothers deserve
miles of travel were chalked up in
published that these should be filed
credit for having built the $900 fund
the tiny nation of Cuba.
| prior to taking, also that 80%, or a
Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt began their for the polio battle, all citizens of
sizable amount, should be in the
j extended motor tour Nevemher 17. this area deserve and will get a gen
hands of those being evacuated before
' Hewitt used the daily change of erous “thank you” from those af-
action of taking should begin.
human habitation as source material flicted with the dread polio.
Those directly affected by this
American Legion Auxiliary 3d Mon.
( for his new book, "Why Folks Do”.
order were Edison Vickers, owner of
Lions club meeting.
* This recent Hewitt literary work
A.F. A A.M. No. 180 stated meet Canyon theatre; Raymond Sophy and
deals with everyday human psychol-i
ing third Monday
Detroit Market: Mr. and Mrs. Howard '
O.E.S. meeting, 2d Monday month. i Baldwin, owners of the Baldwin Mer
Chapters of the book, “Why Folks'
Do"# were put together at such
cantile store: and Mrs. Otis White.:
I geographic noints as San Bernardino, ‘
Women's club 8 p.m 1st. 3rd Tues , representative of the Christian church
Orville Britton was named re
Calif.; Savannah, Georgia; Miami and
129-J School Board meeting 2d Tues I in Detroit. Other Detroit persons ,
Key West. Florida: Havana. Cuba:’ cently the agent for BAN Equipment
Riders of the Santiam, 1st Tuesday present were Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Laredo, Texas; Talka, Mexico; and I Co. of Lebanon at Lyons. Britton is
Parker, and Mrs. Wilma Dickey.
Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
agent also for the McCulloch Power
San Diego Calif.
The Pan American super-highway | Chain Saw. Britton, wife, and three
Boy Scouts, 7:30, H. S. Recreation
i in MexNo contrasted roundly with | children are making Lyons their
Garden Club Planning
City council first Wed. 7:30 p.m.
I the high-altitude roads of eastern home. Two Britton children go to
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p.m.
i Mexico. The former has stretches school.
Valentine Food Sale
at Mill City fire hall
of highway 45 miles in a straight I Britton has resided for the past
8antiam Rebekah 180—1st and 3rd
! line and often 150 miles without' 11 years in Sweet Home. Prior to
The Mill City Garden club will hold
human habitation. The lowly burro' his military service, Britton wss
its annual Valentine day food sale at '
Wed at 8 p.m
and crudely harnessed oxen provide faller snd bucker in the logging in
Altar Society 3d Wednesday 8 p.m. I Jenkins Hardware store on Thursday.,
the main transportation for Mexicans dustry. During the lost three years,
February 14, beginning at 10 a.m.
PTA. second Wednesday 8 p.m.
on all highways. On the eastern he has engaged in servicing chain
The next regular meeting will be held | Mrs. Ida Geddes will he 97 years young this Saturday, Feb. 9, and her
highways, one travels in sharp curves power saws.
at the home of Mrs. W. W. Allen on : many friends will gather at her home to help her celebrate as ha- been
Theta Rho Club for Girls, meets 2d Feb. 28th.
Britton served three years in ths
the ruitom for the past 20 years. In the picture above is shown her i to altitudes of 8,000 to 9.000 feet.
and 4th Thursdays.
Areas in Mexico have had no rain Medicsl Corp» in the South Pacific.
daughter. Daisy Geddes on the left and her son. Alfred Geddes, who
Gates PTA 1st Thursday 8 p m.
fall for more than three years. He was discharged from the Armed
were present at the cake cutting ceremon'es last year and will again
District Director of Albany will make
American Legion 2d and 4th Thurs her
Hewitt is the senior member of the Forces in 1946. Since his discharge
official call on the local club at j assist this Saturday evening at the no-host dinner and birthday party.
Garden club fourth Thursday
T. Hen ne»«. who is also 97, and Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Hennes. are ex law association of Hewitt, Estep and from the service he has been employed
[ this meeting and members are urged
Sorensen of Salem, which formerly in Sweet Home in the cars and servica
Firemen Auxiliary meets 3d Thurs to be present and bring your garden | pected to be present again along with many other old-timers.
maintained a Mill City law office. of power chain saws.
Toastmistress Club. 2d A 4th, 7 p.m. hint for roll call.
(Photo courte-y Robert Veneta and Capital Journal)
Mtl) City TWA meeting last Friday
Farmers Union meeting at Mehama
Woman's club, 2nd
City Fathers Deliberate
Over City Sanitation
Hospital Bid Date
Slated Next Month
Girls’ Play Night
Pitsor and Cooper
Buy Furniture Store
March of Dimes
Drive Nets $935
Wm. Goold Pleads
Guilty in Court
Roy R. Hewitts Back
From Southern Tour
Coming Events . . .
Britton Takes Over
Lyons Saw Works
Girls’ Play Night, Thursday, Feb. 14 at High School Gym 7 P.M.