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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (June 19, 1952)
By DON PETERSON
Joe Joaquin, chief of the Gates Fire
department, is issuing a call for vol-I
unteer labor to help finish the fire
nail and garage for the new Gates
Fire department. Work on the build
ing was started last fall on the new)
hall and a cover was completed for j
the new fire truck, but the building |
was never completed and the plan j
calls for a two-story building suitable |
for the use of the fire department |
and their meetings. Anyone willing,
to help will please get in touch with !
Chief Joaquin as work is to begin |
again so that the building can be
finished while there is nice weather [
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Equipment and material is being
moved in to the new site of the veneer :
plant near Lyons and work is begin- I
ning to move on the new mill. Our |
information has it that a much larger |
mill is being planned for this location, J
if enough acreage can be obtained to
proceed. It is the hope that this mill
will soon be forthcoming and that j
employment will thus be provided for |
many more residents of the canyon.
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Mr. and Mrs. Tex Blazek and A. V.
Herron Tuesday of this week drove
to Elk lake to test the road and fish
ing in that recreation retreat. They
found several snowbanks blocking
their path, but the Jeep and a little
shovejing managed to get them
through to their objective.
made the trip via Detroit and the
Breitenbush road reaching the lake
from the east.
They returned the
same evening with a nice catch of
trout to show for their day.
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The Taf-ooverites are fast setting
up the machinery necessary to sell i
the country a bill of goods, which
for all practical purposes is just a
‘‘white elephant” sale.
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Vol. VIII—No. 25
MILL CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY. JUNE 19. 1952
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I nder the guiding hand of Robert
Wingo, Mill City Lions cluh was v«*-ll
represented during the l.ions conven-
tion in Salem, Sunday. June 8. The
upper picture (on the left) of
the Mill City Lions contingent
was taken at the Oregon State
fair grounds the first day of the
convention and after a buffet
supper served by the Salem
Lions club. Standing in the back row
from left to right are Robert Wingo,
pres.; Mrs. Carl Kelly and son. Pat;
Mrs. l-ee Ross, Mrs. Charles Kelly,
Mrs. Robert Wingo. Roger Nelson,
Lee Ross. Robert Veness, Charles Co-
ville. Charles Kelly; in the front row
are Carl Kelly Jr., standing; Mrs.
Roger Nelson, and Mrs. Robert Veness,
seated; Mrs. Charles Covjlle, stand
ing; and Miss Karen Kelly, standing.
Carl Kelly and Vernon Todd were
present for the buffet supper, but were
not in the picture.
For the parade during the Lions club
in Salem, the float represented Mill
City. The log cabin motif of a hut
on a truck symbolizes the local club’s
sponsorship of a meeting place for
the Boy Scouts in the Mill City park.
Seated on the back of the truck, left
to right are Gregory Peterson. Richard
Verbeck, and Bruce Thomas.
Mill City school district voters over
whelmingly placed their stamp of ap
proval on further improvements of
their schools. Important item okayed
was an appropriation of $500 for a
summer recreation program.
Improvements given the go ahead
included paving of a play area for
badminton, hop scotch, calking cracks
and painting interior of grade school,
where advisable; constructing of bas
ket room for each shower room: pro
viding of storage and coat room facili
ties in grade school classrooms; in
sulating of gymnasium ceiilng over
stage area; fencing of Allen field
along the east side and Evergreen
avenue; patching roof and painting
high school gymnasium; lighting ten
nis courts and field; remodeling of
home economics room; purchase of a
public address ssytem for the high
school; purchase of projector for
slides and film strips as well as such
other items of improvements to build
ings, grounds and equipment as are
The residence, formerly known as
the Shelton home, purchased during
the past few years by the district,
Salem— (Special) —• Oregon folks . came in for attention also. The voters
touring around on July 13 can get a agreed that the school board should
free look-see »t what now appears is [ go ahead with disposal of the same.
going to be the biggest Soap Box Previously there had been discussion
about moving the house to a new site
Derby race ever held in the state.
If all the Willamette valley boys and continuing rental of it.
Harold Kliewer will replace Ramon
registered for the race — just 132,
that's all — hit that specially con Roberts as school director of the Mill
structed course in Salem’s famous City district. Roberts declined further
Bush Pasture park on that Sunday tenure as school director. He served
as chairman of the bonrd during the
afternoon, it'll be something to see.
The course, a community production school year just completed. Kliewer
that is to be an almost exact replica was unopposed in his candidacy for
of the All-American track in Akron, the school board, position.
Over one hundred voters turned out
Ohio, represents over $15,000 in dona
tions. One firm alone is giving $5,000 for the Tuesday school election held
in the Mill City high school audi
worth of paving.
It is anticipated that 20,000 people torium.
in the Salem area wilt he In atten
Since the date falls in the general I
vacation period, many of you folks
may want to take it in. There is n<>
admission charge and no charge for
Lions from Mill City and Stayton
Winner of the Salem race receives converged upon Whitie’s Santiam
a free trip to the All-American Soap cafe, Tuesday evening. Mill City and
Box Derby under sponsorship of Stayton Lions clubs pooled their of
Salem's Capital Jourral and the Doug ficer installation ceremonies for the
las McKay Chevrolet Motor company. big dinner at Whitie’s.
Some 80 Lions and their guests took
A specialty feature is to be a “funny
hug” race between Salem's Mayor Al part in the important affair for the
Loucks and some of the 28 other canyon’s Lions. More than two-thirds
n ayors he has challenged in an offi of those present Tuesday night were
from Mill City.
Jim O'lx'ary was installed as presi
dent of the Mill City Lions group.
Hale Thompson of Eugene, district
governor of this district, was the in
stalling officer and made the speech
of the evening.
The tail-twister (official heckler)
for the evening was Ed Randle of
Entertainment was provided by Mrs.
Henry Chaney, Mrs. Shields Remine
and a pantomine team from out of
Soap Box Derby Set
For Sa'em July 13
Sant > /n Sportsmen
Santiam Sportsman’s association
have slated an out-door affair for
Sunday, July 13 at Suttle Lake. Those
attending bring their own eats and
Fishing will be the central attrac
The Detroit dam is r.ow 100 percent
tion for the day. Two contests will
be conducted. One starts at daylight complete, conti a tors announced this
and ends at 9 a.m. The other fish week. The final two blocks of con
contest begins at 9 a.m. and ends at crete are placed and only the bridge
across the spillway remains to be
The important item of eating gets . completed. The roadway i= expected
underway at 2 p.m. The whole family to be complete in the next couple of
is invited. There will be persons who ’ weeks.
will assume control over the young- j Construction of Big Cliff dam, lo
cated two miles downstream, is 27
sters and their games.
Jerry Coffman of Mehama is presi percent complete. The power house
dent of the Santiam Sportsman’s club at the Det.oit dam is 57 percent com
this year. This year's picnic is just plete, according to the announcement.
one of the many activities this group
The entire project is expected to
be completed in June. 1953.
Arthur Mason Awarded
His Master’s Degree
The University of Oregon's 75th
anniversary year «aw some 1300 can
didates go through the ceremonies
that mark Commencement. Seventy-
five years ago when this state uni
versity held its first commencement
there were five candidates who re
The Commencement anti Baccalau
reate exercises, held as a joint cere
mony, were Sunday afternoon, June
Included among those who were can
didates for degrees was Arthur Martin
Mason, son of Mrs. Gertrude Mason,
Mill City, master of education degree.
Pvt. Poole Awarded
With the 7th Infantry Division in
Korea—Pvt. Lawrence E. Poole, son
of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Poole, re-1
cently was awarded the Combat In
fantryman Badge for excellent per-,
formance of duty in combat with the
7th Infantry Division.
The badge, a symbol of the front
line fighting man, distinguishes the
combat soldier from rear area and
service troops. It consists of a min
iature replica of a Revolutionary War j
flintlock rifle mounted on a blue back
ground and superimposed on a wreath.
Private Poole, a rifleman in Com
pany C of the 17th “Buffalo" Infantry '
Regiment, has also won the Korean
Service Ribbon with one campaign
star and the United Nations Service
Poole graduated from Mill City high
school, and attended the Oregon State
college before entering the army.
For Stayton Church
Archbishop Howard of Portland
will head the dedication ceremonies
for the newly completed Immaculate
Conception Catholic church in Stayton
Sunday morning at 10 a.m. when he
recites Pontifical Mass. Bishop Leip
zig of Baker will preach the sermon
for the dedication.
The church was only recently com
pleted and ready for use. Father M.
Jonas i pastor of the Stav'on parish
and is extending an invitation to the
public to attere! the dedication mas
and all are invited to a dinner to be
served after mass in the parish bali.
Lions Hold Annual
Arthur Bassetts Lose
Rare With Stork
Mr, and Mrs. Arthur Bassett made
a date with the stork for Wednesday
at Salem Memorial hospital, but found
it impossible to keep the appointment
as was planned- Instead the scene
was in front of the Aumsvrlle school
at an early hour while attempting
to keep the scheduled booking.
The new arrival, Carolyn Jean, was
born in front of the school at 2:45
a.m. Wednesday with the father in
attendance. Mrs. Bassett and harried
husband, Arthur, were driving from
their home in Mill City to Salem
Carolyn Jean weighs 7 lbs. 3 os. and
both mother and daughter were re
ported to be doing fine. The Bassetts
have three other children. Bassett is
a millworker at the Mt. Jefferson
Lumber company in Lyons.
H.T. Caughey Earns
Oregon State College. Corvallis — j
(Special! Harrison Thomas Caughey
of Mill City was among the 1,176
seniors and graduate students receiv
ing degrees at Oregon State college's >
83rd annual commencement exercises
June 9. He completed work in the'
graduate school for a master of edu-1
For his advanced work he minored
in counseling and guidance.
earned his bachelor of arts degree at
Central Washington College of Edu-i
Dr. A. L. Strand, OSC’s president,
conferred the degrees.
represented 27 states. 17 foreign coun
tries and possessions, and 35 of Ore
gon's 36 counties.
Workmen rush construction of Big Cliff dam below Detroit dam on the
North Santiam river. Bas» of dam ha< been poured and only one more
section of the penstock remains to be placed. White arrow points to 25-
foot section of pipe hoisted into place Thursday. Black arrow shows com
parative size of workmen. Burned over limber on mountain in background
in result of last year's Sardine < reek fire. Big Cliff dam will be used to
regulate flow of water discharged from power plant at Detroit dam.
Power house will be on foundation at lower left.
(Photo courtesy Capital Journal and Robert Veneas)
First game starts at 6:30 P.S.T.
June 24, Tuesday
I^*e Logging vs. Chuck’s
Kellys vs. Firemen
June 25, Wednesday
Lee Logging vs. Kellys
Engineers vs. Mehama
June 27, Friday
Engineers vs. Firemen
Chuck’s vs. Mehama