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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (April 17, 1952)
By DON PETERSON
T he MILL CITY
I was out of town last Saturday and
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGH« \Y — GATEM
TO THE HEART OF NATURE’S EMPIRE
did not conduct the grocery survey for
The housewife has felt 1
that she has been over-charged—it j Vol. VIII—No. 16
$2.50 a Year. J ()<• a Copy
was not my intention to try to dictate j
what prices should be charged. I felt j
that the housewife was entitled to do
her shopping from ads published in
our local paper instead of being en
couraged to shop in the daily papers
for groceries in neighboring commu
nities. If I didn’t make myself clear
in my writing it was only because I
failed in my writing ability. I have
Mill City high school will hold commencement exercises on Thursday. May
appealed to local grocers to advertise j
29, in the grade school gym. according to Superintendent of School Vernon S.
personally from time to time in the
Todd. The Rev. Morton Booth of the Presbyterian church of Albany will
past—I have tried to convince them ;
bring the commencement address.
that their advertising is chargeable to |
Soloist will he the eighth grade teacher of the class, W. L. Krause of Salem.
expense on their iupome tax state- •
Miss Dolores Jane Poole, 17. daugh
ments and that therefore any adver- '
ter of the James Pooles, will deliver
tising they did would cost very little
the valedictorian speech.
out of their pockets.
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Miss Poole was winner of the Ethel
Hickey award last year and repre
I thought I had made it perfectly
sented Mill City high school at Girls’
clear that supporting the newspaper
State. For the past three years she
was not a personal project, but rather
Lee Ander Berry, for 52 years a j has been a cheer leader. She would
an endeavor good for the whole com
familiar Mill City figure, was buried like to enter Oregon College of Edu
munity. This newspaper has always
in Fairview cemetery following fun cation next fall.
and will always work for the welfare
eral services Monday afternoon, April
of the community while I manage it.
Salutatorian for the graduating
14, in the Mill City First Presbyterian
Perhaps along the way I and my fam
is Miss Ardith Jamie Jones, 17,
church. Rev. Noble Streeter officiat
ily may enjoy some of the fruits of
ing. Berry was 76 years of age at j daughter of Mr. ami Mrs. Floyd Jones.
our labors, that is just and as it should
Miss Jones has been a student at Mill
the time of his death in Mill City,|
It is no more than any other
Thursday morning, April 10. He was City for the past three years. This
family here or elsewhere hopes to do.
born in Yakuina Bay, the Sth of Octo year she was senior class president
I am convinced that during the past
ber, 1875. Several months of illness and the past two years seryed as
two or three years well over 50% of
and hospitalization preceded Berry’s editor of the high school annual,
the grocery money has gone out of
"Timberwolf.” There are 26 in the
the city — whenever grocery money
Berry married Lottie Slater in senior class, while last year there
goes out of town other money soon
Walla Wala Wash., November 1899. were but eight in the graduating
follows for many other items. When
His parent.- weie James and Sarah class.
ever that is true there must be a
Lee Berry’s life work was Arion Award for Music
reason for it—your reason is as good
The Santiam Lions club of Mill
railroading. In his younger years he
was active in I.O.O.F. and outdoor City March 10 voted to present the
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sports. He liked growing flowers and Arion Foundation award this year to
Monday of this week I invited all
was a member of the Presbyterian the outstanding senior-band student
the grocers in Mill City except the
of Mill City high school who best
Mill City Meat to a meeting at my ,
Berry died in the home of his son- qualifies under the following ten re
office on Tuesday morning where we 1
in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. quirements:
could talk over any or all of our dif- '
1. Better than average scholastic
Dewey Flatman. Surviving are Mrs.
ferences together and possibly come .
Maudie Flatman, daughter. Mil) City; standing
to some agreement of community
2. Co-operation over and above
Mrs. Ruby Adkins, daughter, Port
unity. No one showed up. Mr. Kel- |
land; and Fredric Slater, step-son, normal duties
iom was unable to attend. Bill Stew-.
3. General musician
Brownsville. A son, Lealand Berry,
art, said he had nothing to talk over
4. Music performance
preceded his father in death, in 1926.
and that he was very happy with
Grandchildren are Luella B. Longfel
things as they are, describing the sur- i
low, Donald Charles Flatman, Beau-
vey as “silly”. Al Toman Jr. indi
ford Lee Flatman of Mill City, Lor
cated he would come when I talked
8. Inspiration of others
to him on Monday. Lee Ross, ex-1
9. Personal habits
King, Astoria. Charles Kohlhepp of
pressed the opinion that I have never
10. Qualified to carry on the best
New York, Thein.a David, Maxine,
had the welfare of the community at (
traditions of the school.
heart, while he believed that the |
hepp of Vancouver, Wash.
Students who receive this award
grocers have, and therefore he didn’t J
Grandchildren of Berry living in are sought by the higher institutions
think he had anything to talk over. |
Portland are Dell Hugh, Sandra Lee, of learning as prospect» for their
Detroit dam will soon be finished as workmen start pouring last top sections. Top photo shows west face of
Mr. Sylvester of the Ressler grocery
Ruby N. Keith and Sljelby M. Ad schools of music and it often enables
expressed the ofAnion that they were ! du. or. ,‘ownstraam side. White arroa points to twin penstocks that will furnish water to turbines in power
Berry also had six step-grand a student to receive a college scholar
satisfied with things as they were and
level of dam on eastern face. White arrow, right, points to intakes for penstocks. White arrow, center, points
children and eight great-grandchil ship.
didn't believe he could come to the
dren. Berry's sister, Mrs. Christian
to top of spillway.
(Photo courtesy The Capital Journal)
In addition to the honor the student
Dixon, lives in Prairie City nnd his will receive a 5/8-inch lapel pin and
Mr. Ross did call on some of the
brother, John Berry, in Mill City.
a lH-inch bronze medal with ribbon
other grocers and whether he con
Mrs. Donald Sheythe furnished the | and pin which depicts Arion being
vinced Mr. Toman that he should not
music for the funeral services. Pall borne ashore on a dolphin’s back while
meet in The Enterprise office I do
bearers were George Stewart, Engle playing his lyre.
not know—but I was going to offer
Johnson, “Boots” Higdon. Elda Turn-I
them the opportunity of advertising
idge, Leonard Herman and Charles I
to the housewives their prices—or if
Monday night’s meeting of the San
Marion County Green Guard mem- j
they did not feel they should then I tiam Soft Ball league showed that bers are being invited to take part in'
Relatives coming from a distance;
Mill City is still agog about the
would feel morally free to seek adver ‘old spring feeling' is back with a
tising from outside grocers and mer large turnout of players and all man the 8th annual state-wide fire preven- j sucessful style show engineered by for the funeral were Mrs. Christian
tion poster contest sponsored each Mrs. Erma Anderson owner of Erma’s Dixon, sister, Prairie City; Mrs. Geo.!
chants in competition with them.
agers present. “Positions” weie as year by the Keep Oregon Green asso-
dress shop on the stage of the Mill Blanchard, sister-in-law, Oregon City;
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signed to all managers to help keep I ciation.
Phillip Hayward of Gates went over
theatre last Wednesday evening. Mrs. Etta Gallea, Sweet Home; Mrs.
Our baker, John Muir, has never that ball rolling.
The hundreds of local Green Guard,
Summer cottons, afternoon casuals, Carry Rockwell and family, Albany; a 50-foot enbankment Friday, April
had the co-operation of the grocers■ Practice has started and a few . the youth auxiliary of the Keep Ore
Mr. and Mrs. Evert Gallea, Sweet 11, about 10:30 a.m. on the first turn
in the sale of his products, they were practice games with outside teams gon Gleen association, may enter con- formals, bathing suits, sportswear and Home; Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Slater, Mol east of Mill City.
little gills clothing were modeled at
in a good position to lend a helping
lala; and Mr. and Mrs. Freddric
j test posters from April 15 to April the showing.
His car came to an abrupt stop
may be seen of an evening.
hand, but would they come forward?
on the railroad tracks below just
30 according to Charles A. Sprague, I
From all reports I can get he had to
the train was slowly entering Mill
county Keep Oregon Green chairman, ' The announcer was Mrs. Irene
struggle it alone as everyone else who I 12th at 8 p.m. at the Mill City fire
Miley, who with her well modulated
Green Guards will be divided into ( voice, described each garment as the
braves Mill City has had to do. Per hall. All ball players should be there.
He was taken into Mill City by
haps he will not appreciate my use of
models gracefully presented them
where an abulance was awaiting
him as a guinea pig. but do you find for play: Kelly’s, Lee Logging, Fire
selves on the stage.
A soft back
to take him to a hospital in Salem.
any of his bakery products promi-1 men, CBI Engineers, and Chuck’s age, and the senior division including ground of piano music by Mrs. Mar
Witness said he was driving very
those from 13 to 16 years.
nently displayed in any of the local tavern is sponsoring the Teamsters.
garet Clise accompanied the models
slow and unconfirmed reports are
1 as they walked down the aisle.
The April meeting of the Mill City that the wishbone of his car came
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in each division. To the two division
Bathing suits of the gay nineties PTA was held Wednesday evening. loose causing it to Plunge wildly down
SUE MIKKELSEN HONORED
first place winners there will be a
Tuesday evening the local chamber j
University of Oregon, Eugene — $10.00 prize, a trip to a State Fire i were modeled by Wanda Sue Morris April 9, at the high school. The meet the hill.
of commerce meeting was well-at
and Tommy Kanoff to the tune of ing was called to order by Mrs. James
Dr. Reid of Mill City examined Hay
tended by four members of the cham-1 Sue Elizabeth Mikkelsen, daughter of I Wardens headquarters near the Tilla- ; “By the Sea”. Their demonstration O’Leary, president.
ward while he wax still on the train,
ber. One of the four was over a half
drew a big applause from the audi
A group of Cub scouts from Mrs. and his diagnosis at that time was a
Is that the community Mill City is promotion chairman on presented to them by Dean Paul M. ence.
’s den, presented the flag. Mrs. chipped vertabrae.
spirit that will sell Mill City to the the YWCA cabinet. Miss Mikkelsen . Dunn of the School of Forestry. Ore-
Robert Veness modeled the kind of Robert Veness reported that the I Further reports of his condition are
' gon State college, who is also vice
outside world and bring progress to is a freshman in liberal arts.
tickets for the PTA sponsored show.] not known at the time of this writing.
< president of the Keep Oregon Green bathing suit you wear when your “Navajo” would be on sale the day
this canyon? What kind of a shot
The Hayward car was badly de
in the arm is necessary to revitalize
The audience re after the amateur show.
1 The size of the poster will be 11 cardboard box.
this community? We wonder if the
Charles Harman reported on the
by 14 inches. Only one poster may sponded to this with applause, laugh Cub Scout activities and announced
lack of acceptance of our new people
ter and cheers, Veness proudly
who come into the community isn’t
that the boys soon would be selling
American Legion Auxiliary 3d Mon. ' an,j mugt be their
__ own work. On the strutted to the tune of “Roll Out the tickets for the annual circus to be
the biggest cause of the stagnation
back of each poster the Green Guard
now in existence.
Bathing suits of 1952 were also held in Salem, May 10.
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A F. 4 A M. No. 180 stated meet must print their name, address, age
Next month the new officers will be I
and school they attend. All posters modeled.
ing third Monday.
Those of you who may be wonder- 1
installed and the new president Mrs
Mrs. Bemiece Goodman sang a solo, Roger Nelson will give a report on
ing what the Bonneville Administra- I O.E.S. meeting, 2d Monday month.
Oregon Green association, after judg "I’m Just a Dreamer Dreaming. This
tion is doing in Mill City, may have TUESDAY—
the state convention.
song was composed by Mrs. Nora
learned that for the past few weeks
The clarinet section of the band,
Women’s club 8 p.m. 1st, 3rd Tues
Green Guards must use a fire pre Anderson of Mill City. Two other consisting of Vera Loucks, Yvonne
they have been operating a surveying
crew for the transmission line from j
Dark and Barbara Podrabsky enter
judged on originality, relation to edu "Roses of Picardy” and "Homing”.
Detroit to Chemawa, using a crew of ! Lions Auxiliary 4th Tuesday
tained with two very good clarinet
cational phases of fire prevention and
seven men under the direction of Wil- j
A “Toreador tap dance” wax beauti selections.
son Jeffers, resident engineer. The ( WEDNESDAY—
fully done by Lynn Steiner. Jo Ellen
Mrs. James Turnbull, educational
line is to be a 230.000 kv. line using
Agee displayed her art as a baton director Marion county committee of
Boy Scouts, 7:30, H. S. Recreation
steel towers. It will be a part of the
City council first Wed. 7:30 p.m.
twirler and Gary Peterson strove for the American Cancer Society pre
Bonneville power pool grid system.
Santiam Eagles and auxiliary 8 p.m.
that Harry James perfection in his sented three very interesting and in-'
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offering on the trumpet..
at Mill City fire hall.
formative films on cancer. Mrs. Al
Santiam Rebekah 16«—1st and 3rd
The Gates PT A is sponsoring an
The lucky ticket was held by Mrs. berta Shumacher, also from Salem
other of their card parties this Satur- |
Wed. at 8 p.m.
The American Legion Auxiliary card Evelyn Kanoff, entitling her to any spoke on her own personal experi
day evening at the Gates school, ac- J Altar Society 3d Wednesday 8 p.m. party will be held at 8 p.m. April cotton dress in Irma's dress shop.
cording to word received from Mrs
Refreshments consisting of pie and
PTA, second Wednesday 8 p.m.
The models were Phyllis Gibson,
19th, Saturday evening.
Joe Joaquin, chairman in charge of
Dolores Stewart is in charge and Mary Jane Chance, Betty Antone, coffee, were served by the second
Canasta, 500, pinochle,
grade mothers. During this time a
Theta Rho Club for Girls, meets 2d urges everyone to buy a ticket whether Sharon Galligher. Wanda Sue Morris. special film wax shown upstairs for
cribbage will be in play, with bingo
and 4th Thursdays.
for the children. Refreshments will
women concerning cancer.
party is being given to help pay for ine Schroeder, and Bessie Lyons.
be furnished for the admission price. , Gates PTA 1st Thursday 8 p.m.
Robert Veness has sent out invita Fred Lindemann. Lyons realtor, was
Mrs. Anderson would like to ex
kitchen equipment so badly needed in
Everyone is invited to come and enjoy
tions to representatives of the schools named president of the North Santiam
Garden club fourth Thursday
the hospitality of the Gates PT A.
Pinochle, canasta, and bridge will and Mrs. Ernie Bauer for their help and civic organizations to attend a < hamber of Commerce at the recent
a a a
Firemen Auxiliary meets 3d Thurs.
preview Friday at 2 p.m. of “Navajo". board meeting.
in assisting the models.
played and prize« given.
Toastmistress Club. 2d 4 4th, 7 p m.
Jungwirth Sand 4 Gravel this week
announced a new arrangement in the j fhiday —
distribution of gravel products for i 1.0.0 F. meeting.
this area. Henceforth A. T. Bern
Mill City IWA meeting last Friday
hardt. Builder, of Gates will deliver
Farmers Union meeting at Mehama
gravel and concrete products east of 1
AT MILL CITY MEAT MARKET
Woman's club, 2nd
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26 Seniors Will Receive
High School Diplomas
Lee Berry Funeral
Signs of Spring
Poster Contest Ready
For Green Goods
HeH ks, week
Hayward Car Plunges
Mill City PTA Will
Sponsor Film 'Navajo’
Legion Auxiliary Plans
Card Party Saturday
G.A.A. Cooked Food Sale, Saturday IOam-4’pm