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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (May 29, 1952)
T he MILL CITY
By DON PETERSON
Saturday night I was just closing
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OE NATURE’S EMPIRE
the door preparing to go home at 9:20
when the fire siren cut loose calling
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the boys to a fire. So I thought I
Mil 1. CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 29. 1952
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would follow along and see how they
worked. When I arrived at the corner
in front of Jenkins hardware the fire
Juniors Invited To
truck was on its way with a string
Junior Garden Club
of cars following with the members
of the department. They made the
Mill City Garden club is sending
run out of town towards Lyons, and
out a special invitation to all boys and i
finally after a fast ride doing 50 or
God ond o »oldiw oil peoP1« ado’*
girls of Mill City and area. They are
60 miles an hour we pulled in at the
In time of war and not before;
invited to the next meeting of the
Tom Davis home, just east of King's
e-J _h.n wor i. over ond all thin0. or. righted,
club’s junior section at the home of
corner, Davis lives in one of Hutch
an old toldier disced-
Mrs. Burton Boroughs on Ivy street
inson's houses there at the corner, with |
near 2nd street SE. next Tuesday,
his wife and three children, ranging j
June 3, at 2:30 p.m. standard time.
June 6th at 7 p.m. modern softball
corries greater honor than ,in the
up to 14 years of age, and the baby
Mrs .James Rose, committee chair history will be made—the Mill City
girl. He was working at the dam at
man will be in charge of the juniors. women's softball team has been chal
the time of the fire call.
Mrs. Boroughs will discuss prepara lenged to a game—and accepted the
risen 17 l*rce"t “ disabled veterans
The boys were baby sitting for four
tion of the soil and “What to Plant”. challenge—by Bill Stewart Sr., who
h s ouarteis after watching a group
neighbor children, and had removed all
«aid he could get a team of men fifty
the children when we arrived on the
years old or older that could whip
\^ents per veG
scene. The firemen riding in cars
eran was $34.00 as compared with
had passed their truck and gone on
Proceeds from this game will go
ahead to take over the situation. Some
j to the women to buy uniforms and
one was up on the roof and had opened
equipment. “Folks,” says Mgr. Stewart
up the room to get a garden hose in
"when you reach in your pocket to
and was putting out the fire around
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pay, give freely for a worthy cause—
the overheated stove-pipe when we
| these women can’t find anything to
arrived, others had helped remove
Mohler has been chosen salutatorian, do at home, so entertainment must
lifp in good surroundings. 1 nev
some furniture, but everything was
Deo Bridges, valedictorian. They be furnjshed. By helping them buy
under control when I arrived follow
chosen for their class color, the needed uniforms, healthful recrea
ing the truck, and we weren’t losing
and green; flower, rhododen tion will be made possible.
any time to get there! John Muir
This game may be taken lightly, but
class motto, “Our Way to
and Leo Lemke rode the back end of
all male players must have a birth
the truck with Eldon Hutchinson driv
Speaker of the evening is Ruth certificate or their mother with them.
ing. I overheard Johnnie telling Al
Carter from the University of Oregon This warning: Be prepared! There
Toman that he got his “Saturdnv
general extension division. Miss Car will be a keg of lemon aide on second
(him S«k«l »>» »
night bath” when they hit a bump
ter is almost a new comer to Oregon, base at all times - the "fat and fifty”
while going around one of the curves
it aLintr< nf freedom. 1 wonder if you
having been here since 1915, prior . bunch are having troubles because of
them come home to
and the auxiliary tank splashed over
to that time she taught at Framing the lemon aide—no one wants to play
and gave him a good wetting down.
ton State college in Massachusetts, in the outfield.
Mill City can justly be proud of i
which is the oldest state teachers col "Stars" On the Line-up
their fire fighting boys and their or- ,
ganization as it row operates, in fact I
The oldster's lineup includes a first
Those receiving their diplomas are
they are deserving of a hand of ap
string nil of whom have played in
Deloris Boatman. Gloria Carr, Claudia the "big leagues”. Following is the
preciation for the promptness and
Johnson, Carol Kruse. Freda Ladrow,
starting lineup, with name, position,
Shirley Mohler, Deo Bridges, Wilmer and their comment on the game: Dew
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Downer, Robert Franklin, David Guth ey Flat man, 2b, “got it in the bag”;
Reports have been received that
rie, Richard Porter, Robert Roy, David Al Millsap, ss, “easy money”; Delbert
some young people have been destroy
Schiewek, Wayne Hollibaugh, Gerald Hill, pitcher, “got it secured’; Bud
ing flowers by reaching over fences
Steele, and Danny Wagner.
and picking the buds as they go by.
«Bruder, catcher, “Don't mind if we
The following program was pre do”; Dick Turpin, If, “just another
This is something I hate to report, but
sented: processional, Phyllis Toland; game"; John Swan, rf, “beats sawing
to "ye been killed or wounded
it is necessary at times to call to the
invocation, Rev. Rinke Feenstra; salu logs”; Pink Mason, cf, “just a push-
attention of parents the actions of
*" ^HUNDRED THOUSAND'.'. You
tatorian, Shirley Mohler; upper grade
junior mumbgrs of the family. Nan^*
' over”; Leon Faust, lb, “a change, nny-
choir, Vivian Boyce, director; vale "way"; and Floyd Fleetwood, 3b, “just
are known of at least six offenders
and unless the practice stops photo
1 e i battle wounds in the Korean
I like catching fish”.
Carol Kruse; address, Ruth Carter;
graphs will be taken for possible use.
Among the substitutes are the fol-
presentation of awards, Thomas !..
Residents spend many hours growing
“Janitor” Mason, Art Chase,
Putman, principal; presentation of
beautiful flowers and it is heartbreak
' Ozzie Mikkelsen, Ruxs Hoffman, John
ing to see them destroyed in such a
presentation of diplomas, Sam E. Clark, Ken Crosier, Herby Hoover,
Bridges, chairman of board; benedic : Russ King, George Stewart, Floyd
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Rev. Rinke Feenstra; recessional, ' Jones, Jimmy Vale, Red Thomas, Guy
Paul Smith reports considerable
Sorensen, A) Toman Sr., Don Sheythe,
progress has been accomplished on I
bv veterans receiving combat ais
and Bill Birkett.
work at the Fairview cemetery, as a
ul>iiiti<‘s larger than Atlants.
b Ma^ thousands of these men are
Losers Buy Refreshments
result of the contributions received
of an organization very
The losing team pays all expemes
at the bank and the food sale held
X called Disabled American Vet
for refreshments, and there are some
recently. More funds are needed he
erans I still contend that DAV more
“oldsters” who are heavy drinkers.
tells me and urges all to assist in the
nro^rlv means "Distinguished and
VXnU' and heartily ^uj * th
The girls are eating heavily to get
raising of funds for this community
General Doug as MacArthur s words
project. A new gate had been in
On June 5, 6, and 7 the city of Le in shape for this game and the gray
"Membership in no group in the worm
stalled and the fence moved to in- ■
banon will present its 40th annual headed wonders are dieting in order
elude an additional acre of ground
Strawberry Festival. Featuring the to play.
needed to enlarge the grounds.
Bob Wingo, first-aidman extraordi
world's largest short cake, this event
Officials express their thanks for |
will attract approximately 25,000 per nary, will be on hand with his stretcher
the assistance given to date. There is
sons from all parts of the northwest. and ambulance at all times to detect
considerable more work to be done,
Described as being unique in its and determine at least a slight heart
and the care of the cemetery through
program the Strawberry Festival is beat in each man.
out the summer. Smith says there
presented as Ix-banon’s gift to the
There is to be a return game when
is about 30 ant hills to be destroyed,
people of the northwest—outside of all the players recover from the
to clear the grounds of these pests,
the carnival everything is free to all effects of this one.
CpI. Morgan Receives
some of them are very large and deep.
comers. Included in this years pro
Dewey Flat man says he doesn't ex-
Anyone wishing to help can contribute
gram is dancing, softball, parades, pect the men to win, but thinks the
funds at the bank or to Paul Smith
free top-notch professional entertain male of the species can teach the girls
Cpl. William T. Morgan, 118th En
Paul has contributed many
ment, free portions of the world’s larg how to play the game (Rudiments,
Forty eighth grade students were
hours of his own time to beautify this
States Army, was commended recent the month of May was held at Allen est shortcake, agricultural exhibits, etc.)
cemetery and all should help by doing
Field ball diamond, Monday, May 26, flower shows and many oher attrac
Incidentally, “the oldsters reserve
Wednesday evening to become the ly by Capt. Russell F. Blush.
tions and every bit is free.
right to change the rules at any
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One of the oldest events of its kind time necessary so they can win!” says
personally commend Cpl. William T
Feature event of the meeting was
I drove up to Detroit Sunday after-, tory of the Mill City grade school.
Before the commencement started,' Morgan, US 56494216, a member of a three-inning ball game between the Strawberry Festival each year has Stewart.
noon and looked over the new site
grown until today it is recognized as
So you can see this game will be
and saw the remains of the old city. the class presented a short play, a your unit, for the fine work he accom Siler's Mill City Beaners and Har one of the most outstanding commu
humdinger from the entertainment
Changes are taking shape very fast.
nity promotions of the entire west.
The Detroit Market has a new modern and attendance and reading awards at the Hohenfels military sub-post ning Beaner battery was Harman and This event offers former residents of point of view at least. Come on out
and get in on the fun and kick in on
Dick Crook won top during the period of 19 March 1952 Siler and Dell of first base. Dell ex
building and is open to business for were made.
Lebanon an opportunity to hold an the funds.
changed places with Harman
the community. They are capable of honors with eight years perfect at- ’ to 28 April 1952.”
annua) reunion and also the people
Blush said, “Corporal Morgan co pitcher.
excellent service and have ample tendance, a marathon performance.
of the northwest are privileged to ex
quarters attractively appointed. There
Losing battery was O'Leary and perience some real old fashion com
Miss Mildred Toman To
are others that deserve comment but sell. Emma Nichols, I.aVerne Whaley, every way possible in the perform Meinert, each pitching part of the munity hospitality.
I did not have time to visit all of Phyllis Provost, Mike O'Leary, Ellen ance of our mission.”
game, A second game wax completed
The first day of this years festival Receive Degree June 1
under the lights between Siler's Pi ee is being set aside for the children—
them and so can’t say much about Shelton, Eddie Gregory, and Evelyn
Wees and Harman's Midgets, Win- this will be their day with special
Miss Mildred Toman, daughter of
The old site is fast being
The graduating class marched in Immunization Clinic
ning Midget battery was Hautala, who rates at the carnival for all children Mr. and Mrs. Albert Toman, Mill City,
cleared and if you wish to look around
was replaced by Gregory and Good- and many other special features. Fri wil be one of 267 students to receive
don’t wait too long, because it won't as "Pomp and Circumstance” was Scheduled June 3
played, and assembled on the stage
win. Losing battery was Mnts and day, the first big day of the festival degrees from I^-wis and Clark college
be there if you do.
Earlier I had visited Breitenbush before they received the diplomas. I Thirty children were examined at Woods.
will feature the Grand parade, serving at the With commencement exercises
hot springs with my children so they j Then the girls sang “Gondoliera” and the Weil Child Conference in Mill
Awards were made by Cubrr.aster of the shortcake and the start of all on the campus June 1 at 4 p m.
could go swimming.
The road was the boys joined in for the class song. I City on May 26th. Dr. Leslie Stone Steiner as follows: Wolf awards to the various street programs and en
Miss Toman will receive a bachelor
and Dr. W. J. Stone were the attend
dusty and should be oiled and it would : “Over the Rainbow".
David Reid; Wolf Gold Arrows to tertainment. Saturday, more parades, of arts degree in sociology.
enhance the trip a great deal, but it i The class motto is "High aims for ing physicians and Mrs. Etta Mae Jimy Bevier, Laurence Hunt, David auto racing, street programs and
Dr. Robert Glass Cleland, director
is in good condition otherwise. We high characters”, and the class colors ( Detering, the county health nurse.
Reid and Dennis Jenkins; Wolf Silver other entertainment.
of the California collection of the
Volunteer assistance was given by Arrow to Jimmy Beiver; Bear Awards
found the water delightful for swim-1 are pink and white.
Huntington library, will deliver the
Ramon Roberts, chairman of the Mrs. I-ee Owens, Mrs. Jim O'Leary, to Robert Fleming and Kenneth Siler;
ming and enjoyed an hour rollicking
address on “Giants and Castles”.
school board presented eighth grade and Mrs. Melvin Foster, Mill City, Bear Gold Arrows to Donald Guier
around in the pool.
A driver’s license examiner will be
I took Thoma.« F. Sullivan with us, diplomas to the following members Mrs. R ,C. Haseman, Idanha; and Mrs. and Ronald Knowles; Bear Silver Ar on duty in Mill City. Thursday, June
and pointed out various sights along of the class: June Cox, Alan Rav,| K. W. Martig, Gate«. The next col row to Dennis Hunt: and Lion Awards 5, 1952, at the Fire hall, between the LOC AL SONG. DANC E
TEAM ON AIR MAY 31
the way including the Detroit dam. Dean Glunx, Ardis Meeks, Norma ference will be held July 15th.
to Jamie Baughman, Donald Dell and
There will be a nursing conference James Goforth; Webelos Award to hours of 9 a.m. and 4 pm, according
He was quite impressed with the coun- ’ Downer, Truman Jones, Delsie Roten.
Be verly Walker and Johnny Kelly,
try and its natural beauty. He is Emma Nichols, Edward Leach, Mary and immunization clinic on Tuesday. Michael Lenta.
local Ronjr and tap dance team, will
Secretary of State's office.
from Nebraska and is out here visiting Andersen. Josephine Bell. Diane Pe
Persons wishing licenses or permits be heard on the air Saturday morning.
The Cub Pack meeting was well
the country and recuperating hi: terson, Charles Towell. Maurice Bas and completions of series shots which attended by parents and friends of to drive are asked to get in touch with May 31. at 10:00 a.m. over radio sta
sett. Rosalie Fleming, Bonnie McGin-1 have already been started.
health while looking up friends
the examiner well ahead of the sched tion KOCO, Salem, 1190 on your dial.
nis, Phyllis Provost, Camille Goble, 1 Since this will be the last immuni- the Cubs. Forty-one Cubs were pres uled closing hour in order to assure
variou« parts of the state.
Many of the children here are fam
Roland Umphress. Robert Russell, ration clinic for the duration of the
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completion of their application.» with iliar with the program "Aunt Sophie's
It is frightening to listen to Fulton Patricia Alexander, Bonnie Bailey, summer and fall, no new series of
a minimum of delay.
tice will be continued.
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shots will be undertaken.
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Fri., June 6
June 5 at Lebanon
8th Grade Exercises
Cub Pack, Parents
Enjoy Ball Game