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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 21, 1952)
T he MILL CITY
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By DON PETERSON
This week has been proclaimed
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATURE’S EMPIRE
"Advertising Recognition Week” by
the governors of the eleven western
states. So this week we salute our
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Mil l. CITY. OREGON. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21. 1952
advertisers for their loyal support of
this newspaper. We urge your sup
I wish to point out a few facts of
interets to our readers. Let me start
by quoting from an article sent out
by the Oregon Advertising club:
“What no advertising? No adver-
tising at all? To be truthful some
might hail this as a relief—but only
The last Mill City council meeting stirred up a hornet’s nest. «A suggestion
for a time. Then you would dis
was made at this council meet that a thirty minute parking limit be imposed
cover an aching void—the market
upon those motorists parking in the shopping area around the Dawes building.
places of the finer things
_ —the goods
As result of this move, businessmen in the area immediately affected are up
and services that make your life
easier, more comfortable and health
The severe scarcity of parking in the area on Saturdays and late Friday
ier would only be available at tire
afternoons is all too clear as all will admit. Those who are protesting the
some personal effort. The aching
-------------------------------------------------- •—-move for a thirty minute parking
void would result in aching feet and
limit do not feel a thirty minute limit
heads before you found what you
iiirKi.:?,! might he in order
Recognition Week focuses the spot
during the period of extreme crowded
light on the fact that advertising is
a servant in your home, in every
body’s home serving you always.
The council’s attention to the
“Advertising spreads the American
Members of the Santiam Lions crowded parking problem on North
market place before you every day
club conducted an Investiture Cere First Avenue was drawn by the law
to heln you select the finer goods,
mony recently to mark the beginning enforcement body of Mill City. The
♦he more efficient services with min
of a reorganized Explorer Post 49. state police have impressed upon the
imum shopping effort.”
The Post, which is now sponsored by local officials the need for clearing
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the Lions club, has a membership of the main thoroughfare for through
14 Roy Chase, Gary Peterson, Rich traffic. The suggestion of a thirty
Here is some more information
ard Verbeck, Tom Kanoff, Maurie minute parking limit was in line with
published recently by Dun & Brad
Goerge this idea of eliminating a hazardous
Rambo, Donald Nesbitt, Alan Ray, condition.
“95% of all failures in business are
Arthur Hedge, Dean Gluntz, Dale
from the ranks of non-advertisers .
Certain it is that next council meet
Andreasen, Kenny Andrews, and La- ing will find the businessmen of the
. . ONLY 5% of those that fail are
Verne Whaley. The group, complet area of the Mill City Furniture Store
advertisers . . . Competent business
ing the program of scouting in Mill and the Dawes building well in attend
men scale their advertising investment
City, is for boys 14 years old and ance. Spokesmen of this group of
in proportion to gross sales. Then
APPEARED IN A RUSSIAN PUBLICATION. "THE ATHEIST AT HIS BENCH". THEY WERE VERY
they use their advertising on a pro
business people have expressed the
The Post Committee, presided over idea that a better solution can be
gram basis so as to follow a systema
INTERESTING AND REVEALING, FOR THEY 8HOWE1) HOW FAITHFULLY THE SOVIET PROPA
by E. D. Cooke, consists of Evan worked out. These people feel that
tic plan . . .
GANDISTS ARE FOLLOWING THE SUPER-RACIAL LINE OF HITLER ANI) GOEBBELS.
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Yates, Ed Goschie, Chet Ferguson, the problem will become non-existant
CHRISTIAN GOD IS REPRESENTED AS A RANTING BABBITT WITH HORN-RIMMEI) SPECTA
and Lee Ross, secretary. Carl H once the free-way highway now under
“The following percentages of gross
CLES; THE HEBREW JEHOVAH IS A LEERING PAWNBROKER WITH FRIZZY BEARI) AND A
Kelly is post adviser, and Robert surfacing contract comes into being.
sales are usually followed, according
Wingo is institutional representative.
DERBY HAT; THE MOSLEM ALLAH IS A FAT. EXHAUSTED SENSUALIST WITH WATERY EYES
to surveys made by recognized outhor-
At the present time, certain areas
The Boy Scouts, the Lions club, around the Mill City State Bank are
AND DROOLING MOUTH.
and others have co-operated in the marked off as non-parking areas,
Department stores 2.5%.
THE POLITICAL BIGOTRY WHICH IS ESSENTIAL LN THE MONOLITHIC SOVIET STATE
purchase of a 25 by 48 school build principally because the area abutts
Men’s stores 3.3%.
ing for a Scout cabin to be situated sharply on the right-of-way of high
Women’s Wear shops 3.1%.
MUST, IT SEEMS, EXTEND TO EMBRACE RACIAL BIGOTRY, JUST AS IT DID WITH THE NAZIS.
on the ground reserved for that pur way 222. The disadvantages of this
Furniture stores 6.3%.
pose in the city park. The one-room state of things is clear since the
Drug stores 1.0%.
WHICH MAKES IT ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT THAT THE FREE PEOPLES OF THIS
building, previously used in the Guilds marked off areas quickly become ob
General Merchandise 1.5%.
WORLD REJEC T AND REPUDIATE AND INCM I LATE THEMSELVES AGAINST THIS CORROSIVE
Lake housing project in Portland, is scured by the large amount of traffic
Jewelry stores 3.1%.
—By Robert E. Sherwood, Playwright.
expected to arrive sometime this over and around the area. The trucks
Grocery stores 1.0%.
week. Erection will be rather simple and cars that use this area soon wipe
Specialty shops 3.8%.
in that it is of a prefabricated type. out the “no parking” sign painted on
Meat Markets 1.0%.
The BoyScouts and the Girl Scouts the surface of the highway. The un
Dry Cleaning and Dyers 3.3%.
celebrated Valentines Day with a suspecting picks up a traffic ticket
Hardware stores 1.0%.
party held in the Fire Hall thefour- as a result.
Other businesses 2.0%.”
teenth of this month. Entertainment
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The business men of the area in
The regular meeting of the Amer
included games and dancing, and re volved feel that the ill-will incurred
The public is entitled to know wliat j ican Legion Auxiliary met at the
Mrs. John Neal and Mrs. Carl
Gates Community church will carry freshments were served by the Girl by the handing out of traffic tickets
and where to find the supplies they ' home of Mrs. Martha Ragsdale. Mon Nuttieman were hostesses for the a full exhibit of community spirit by
Scouts. Cleo Thomas. Girl Scout for over-time parking might well
need to purchase for daily living. day, Feb. 18.
Lyons Garden club held at the Neal staging a box social Saturday,March leader, and Charles Kelly, Scout
destroy their businesses. They feel
The merchant who advertises is on
The new addition to the Legion hall home, Wednesday afternoon, with 1. The purpose of the benefit is the
master, were present.
that without parking meters or
his toes telling his story to his is really taking on a new look and Mrs. Percy Hiatt, chairman in charge
purchase of milk goats for the needy
The Court of Honor is planned Feb. similar measures no parking limits
neighbors and is not setting back the women are now busy with ways of the business meeting, and, Mrs. in Korea.
27, to celebrate the forty-second anni should be imposed, They »tate the
half asleep while business he should and means for equipping the kitchen. George Huffman acting secretary,
There will be two outstanding versary of the Boy Scouts in America. argument that Mill City is not such
be getting is going to his competitor
The Legion boys are really work due to the illness of Mrs. Mike Fink. prizes awarded. One prize will be Each patrol will present a few skits
a large community that it need dic
in a neighboring city because that ing hard on this project and it will
Each member answered to roll call presented for the box decorated in during the program, and refreshments tate a thirty minute parking limit.
merchant has told what he has to be a wonderful asset to the commu
by “Starting Seeds Indoors”; Mrs. the most attractive manner. A prize will be served. Everyone interested
The idea has been advanced that
sell and is selling it to all who have nity.
Alice Huber furnished the entertain will be given also for the box show in the scouting program, and espec this community seek out a new post
need for his merchandise.
Roselyn Wolfe, a new member, is ment with a flower scramble game; ing the most originality. Besides the
ially parents of scouts are urged to office and thereby eliminate one
The local newspaper is without Americanism chairman and hopes to
cause of crowded parking near high
equal the most read paper published get the contest in operation and will and Mrs. Rinke Feenstra won the two prizes for the lunch boxes there attend.
way 222. Another idea is that the
today, because it records local hap also take charge of the Poppy posters. prize for the Valentine gingle. Plans will be a door prize for some lucky
Southern Pacific railroad might so
penings that your neighbors are We do hope the schools will take a were discussed for the spring flower ticket holder.
The Gates Community church is
I condition their right-of-way near the
interested in and every member of great interest in these two contests show with the date to be made later.
. post office building that more park
the family at some time during the and that we will have a lot of poppy Mrs. John McClurg, general chairman, located across from the site of the
appointed the following committees: Gates school. Besides the fun and
ing would be available or at least
week will peruse its columns search poster entries.
frolic of a good, old-time box social
1 ease of getting in end out of the
ing for his name or that of some ;
Nuttieman and Agnes Brotherton; there will be commupity singing in
post office and bank area be promoted.
neighbor or friend. No matter how
All membership fees are available
The next council session, the first
poorly the local newspaper is put and Polio drives—these are some of Staging, Gertrude Weidman, Anne which all can take part.
at half rate at Salem • Y.M.C.A. for Wednesday of March, is down in the
together by the local editor it still the free services it performs together Pietrok. Jewell Hartnell; entries.
out-of-town members. The Salem little black books on the issue of a
remains that one standard piece of
Y.M.C.A. hopes it can be of the narking time limit for the North
reading matter for all the family. It passing of friends end neighbors as Johnston Lola Lambert; classifica
tions, Gladys Kuiken, Nina O’Neil,
greatest service possible to all per First avenue be one of contention.
is the standard joke of the week when their journey here l.as ended.
So this week we salute the Adver- Madeline Nuttieman, lainor Smith;
sons withinaccessable distance to the
the editor finallv mails his week’s
Can we defend ourselves?
judges clerks, Mabel Downing. Mattie
Y building at 685 Court Street in
effort and some error has crept in tiser who helps to make this possible
Stout; posters, Frances Garsjo, Elea
There k no known way to prevent Salem have additional expense in
that is the topic of many a fire side by his support of the local newspaper
most enemy bombers from reaching travelling to the Y biulding. Com-1
in his home town.
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Loose; publicity, Eva Bressler; clean ! the United States. We have good pensation for this is done by making
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It is only by the presence of adver-1
up. Laura Neal. Eva Bressler, Garnett antiaircraft guns. So had the Ger
tising that a newspaper is possible in : This past week Clyde Golden at Bassett. Alice Huber; pot-luck lunch, mans but the entire strength of the al! physical department membership
any community—the newspaper in I his Richfield service station has been Ethel Huffman, Carrie Naue, Doris j German air force and Hitler’s antiair fees just half the normal cost.
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— ... -------- 1 Mrs. Harold Martin, Sweet Home,
turn must serve the community and | passing out packets of seeds of “Wild Roy, Jacquie Smith.
craft batteries were not able to stop members belong to the Y now and rhairtnBni Girl Scout cookie sale for
its needs—it must speak out at times flowers of the West”. He tells me
At the close of the meeting dainty I
— • the
...» , Santiam area says, “Plana for ’ the
when it is unpopular to do so. It that he has quite a number of packets
age, we lost fewer than 10 out of family swim night* on each Tuesday
annual Girl Scout cookie sale, Mt
carries the burden of advertising the j left, and if you would like some, just refreshments were served carrying each 100 planes.
out the Valentine motif to Mesdames
and Friday from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. last November, are March 1-15, in-
causes that the public is interested in, i stop by and he will gladly give you a Phillip Pietrok, Don Brotherton,!
That is why we must have civil Many mothers drive into Salem to elusive. The girls will start taking
such as Red Cross, Community Chest. |
Orville Downing. W. H. Loose, Otto defense—and have it now! We can l take advantage of the gym and swim J orders Feb. 25. No girl is to accept
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Weidman. Burl Smith, Jack Christen not prevent enemy attacks—but we classes offered to women each Tuesday ' money for the cookies prior to de-
Bill Pennick announces that dances son. Floyd Bassett, Hugh Johnston, can keep them from knocking u» out ■nd Friday morning at 9:15 a.m. livery.
for the benefit of the Gates Fire John McClurg. Percy Hiatt, George of the war. If we know what to do Many father» bring theinr son« in or
Most of the Brownie Scouts and
department will continue every Sat- Huffman, Luther Stout, Alex Kuiken. we can save lives and property, restore come in by themselves each day from
American legion Auxiliary 3d Mon. urday night. A large crowd turned Clyde Bressler, Oscar Naue, Ernest our cities, and get back into the fight 5:30 to 7:00 each evening. Other men intermediate Girl Scouts will be
' selling cookies in their own neighbor
Lions club meeting
out last Saturday night at the Gates Garsjo, Willard Hartnell, Lynn Lam ! no matter what form those attacks and women come in at their conven hoods. This year the Senior troops
A.F. A A.M. No. 180 stated meet high school gym, and the firemen bert, Rinke Feenstra. Mrs. Alice might take.
ience and play handball, swimming, will also be staffing booths in various
ing third Monday.
will appreciate continued support Huber. Mrs. Gladys Stiffler and the
There are good defenses against weight-lifting, conditioning classes business establishments, for which
O.E.S. meeting, 2d Monday month. i so that they can raise the funds nec hostesses Mrs. Neal and Mrs. Nuttle- the A-bomb. There are ways to save , and participate in the physical depart they have already arranged. The
essary to complete the new fire hall man.
thousands of people from^the worst ment program.
I profit from the cookie sale is split
blast, heat and radioactivity. There j This offer makes rates for men as two ways, one part remaining in the
Women's club 8 pm. 1st, 3rd Tues
a lot of the boys are donating their
are way» to take shelter, and to res
' troop for troop activities, the other
129-J School Board meeting 2d Tues time and labor to get it finished.
cue the trapped and injured, and to 25, $10.00 for men 25 and over. $7.50 -.art going to the Camp fund to pro
Riders of the Santiam. 1st Tuesday
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cut fire losses to a minimum. Civil per vearfor women and as low as vide more camping for more girls.
Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
$3.50 per year for boys and $2 50 per
defense can show you what to do.
The campaign ♦» mise funds for the
Mr«. Martin says further, “The
year for girls. Monthly payment»
Heart foundation is bein^ advertised
' leaders are prepared, the girl» are
can be arranged if desired.
Boy Scouts. 7:30, H. S. Recreation and your help is urgently needed in
March 1st is the penalty date for biological warfare. We can keep' No special program is offered the ‘rarin' to go". U’e hone the public
City council first Wed. 7:30 p.m.
this humanitarian cause. You may getting their dog licenses. Deputy disease from spreading, and protect
i will receive the annual Girl Scout
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p.m. donate by sending any amount you
our food and water supplies, and save ■ out-of-towners-only a «necial rate of cookie sale, March 1-15, as generously
at Mill City fire hall.
our crops and livestock. Civil defense j
wish to your local Postmaster. Just
as in previous years. Enthusiatic
Santiam Rebekah 16ft 1st and 3rd ¡ address your contribution to Heart police department will issue licenses working with existing health agencies , taining more Information about the public support of our cookie sale has
up to that time without penalty.
Wed at 8 p.m.
Foundation, in care of Postmaster.
and physicians, can do the job.
! definitely meant more camping for
Caraway informs us that the li
tvrite the Salem YMCA.
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Altar Society 3d Wednesday 8 p.m.
1 more girls in Santiam area.”
But we must face facts. Civil
cense fee for Linn county is $2.00 for
Cookie chairmen in the communities
It ’was a lovely spring we had a males and spade females, and $3.00 defense takes planning, organization
PT A. second Wednesday 8 p.m.
week ago and many of us hope it for females. After March 1 the pen- and a lot of hard work. It is not a
of the area are: Mrs. Oren Hewitt,
thtrsd ay —
! returc« »oon. It has been nowing ■ alty of $2 will be added.
■ Sweet Home; Mrs. Alta Fletcher.
jobfor those who can’t face fact« or
Theta Rho Club for Girls, meets 2d
Independence; Mrs. Sidney Hoffman.
almost continuously since e I took my
who aren’t willing to work. If we’re
and 4th Thursdays.
sawdust tires off the car —
- 1 put them |
attacked (and remember, it is pos-I
Gates PT A 1st Thursday 8 p.m.
from the sible) the hard, terrible task of get-1 Leon McCarley, Mehama, Feb. 15, at Albanv; Mrs Robert Hobbs, Lebanon;
Amerlcar Legion 2d and 4th Thurs back on this week «o perhaps
Mrs. E. A. Huddleston, Silverton; Mrs.
snow will soon leave again. I wa«' county clerk's office in Salem.
ting our cities back on their feet | Salem Memorial hosnital.
Garden Cub fourth Thursday.
A DAUGHTER To Mr. and Mrs. B Prideaux, Lvons; Mr«. Angus
planning to do a little garden work i
will denend mainly on CD volunteers.
Firemen Auxiliary meets 3d Thurs. until the snow hit thi« past week. I earth
X t .
I hope I wasn’t the only one
let’s consider what wrnilLI
would ! ' Claude Lankins. Lyons, Feb. 21, at Ware., Stayton; Mr». S. T. Moore,
Toastmistress Club. 2d 4 4th, 7 p.m. and that good resolution was dis-
■ns went adrift.
happen after an atomic bomb raid, ^»lem General hospital.
1.0 O F meeting
Mill City LWA meeting last Friday
Farmers Union meeting at Mehama
Woman's club. 2nd
National Brotherhood Week Feb. 17 to 24 Parking
On No. First Ave.
Perplexes City Merchants
Explorer Post No. 49
Letts Make Every Week Brotherhood Week
Legion Auxiliary Plan
Poppy Poster Contest
Neal-Nuttleman Host Gates Church Plans
Lyons Garden Club Box Social March 1
Salem YM Welcomes
This Is Civil Defense
Girl Scouts to Start
Annual Cookie Sale
Coming Events . . .
Linn County Dog Owners
issued Final Warning
B League Basketball Finals Thur., Fri., Sat., Nites Stayton 7 p.m