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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (July 17, 1952)
T he MILL CITY
By DON PETERSON
Scouting is celebrating another
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATURE’S EMPIRE
milestone in its life here in Mill City
this Saturday evening when a court of
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MILL CITY. OREGON. THURSDAY, Jl’LY 17, 1952
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honor will be conducted by Ferris
White of Salem, advancement chair-
man for the state at the Mill Ctiy
park at 7:30 p.m.
At this court of honor the first
local boy to receive his Eagle badge
will be Richard Verbeck, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Louis Verbeck.
has been a hard worker in local Scout
ing for several years earning his
credits and has finally reached that
goal of all Scouts the highest rank
in Scouting, that of Eagle. Scout
master Charles Kelly urges all to at
Purchase of 15 houses from Con
tend the outdoor ceremonies in the
solidated Builders. Inc., in Mill City
by the U.S. government was dis
city park. Other awards will also be
closed Friday by C. R. Overholser,
given to the other scouts.
resident engineer at Detroit dam.
Sunday morning the scouts are
planning to leave for Camp Pioneer
The houses now being used by su
where they will enjoy a week of camp
pervisory personnel on the Detroit
ing under the guidance of Scoutmaster
dam project will be used later by op
Kelly and the camp directors.
erating personnel for the new dam.
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Possession of the dwellings will be
Lee Knowles, was appointed council- |
taken on a progressive basis, with
man this week to fill the unexpired j
operating personne moving in as con
term of Wm. Hutcheson, resigned, and ’
struction supervisors withdraw from
was initiated at a special session of
•he Mill City council Wednesday night. '
Cost of the 15 units to the govern
He will be street commissioner. The
ment was not disclosed. However, the
council first took up the problems of
original cost of the 21 units in the
taking over the street and lighting in
project was approximately $250,000.
the CBI addition, sold to the govern
Consolidated Builders withheld six
ment last week by the CBI for the
residential units from the sale to pro
use of the operating personnel of the j
vide housing facilities for personnel
until the Detroit and Big Cliff proj
Knowles paid a visit to the pulp
are completed and accepted by
mill in Lebanon this week and re- I
ported that we can get pulp liquor |
The residences are situated in the
for $22 a load to put on our streets. I
part of Mil) City not far from
Two coats are recommended and
the city park.
Knowles was authorized to take care
of SE. Fairview street going out to
the mill pond and the county road now
known as Kingwood street. Knowles
has been busy getting co-operation of
those involved and collecting the fi
nances for these projects. Lee Log
ging is helping to finance the job
Richard's Tavern, something of a
since its trucks are heavy users of
landmark in the city of Gates, has
succumbed to these modern times. It
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too has changed hands.
Ned Richards have sold their business
A visit to Detroit Monday of this
to the Lewis W. Browns of Kennewick,
week shows the nelv city fast getting
Richard’s Tavern will come
“settled” after its moving day just j
under the management of its new own
past. New buildings are going up and
ers about August 1.
streets being graded so that one gets ;
a good feeling when he looks over i
For some 07 years the Richards
the possibilities of the new city. They
have operated a pool hall and then
are holding elections next month to
with the passing of prohibition in
select a city council and governing
1933 they operated a tavern in the
A river with a big future is the above portion of the North San rising. But it may be two years before the big basin fills. Tree
body for their new community. The
same building. They moved to Gates
tiam in which Detroit dam's reservoir is now forming. Above line on left bank shows where trees were cleared for floor <»>f
telephone company is busy installing
photo was taken about one mile upstream from dam. visible in reservoir. Water will eventually rise near that point. It will also
in February, 1925 from Mill City,
background. Water-level of this portion of the reservoir will re rise near the level of the North Santiam highway.
new dial phones and in about two
when Mr. Richards took over the road
main about as shown, authorities report, until fall rains send it
(Statesman Photos by Charles Ireland, Valley Editor)
months they expect to be in operation.
foreman’s position,, which he held for
We should closely watch this new im
over 20 years.
provement. and pei haps we can also
Daisy and Ned have become widely
Pfc. Charles M. Stewart Detroit Area Closures
have them here someday.
known for their management of the
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tavern and were the oldest continuous
Ordered Last Week
Heads for Guard Camp
Last Sunday afternoon the Willam
operators of a tavern in the canyon.
Detroit — Closures ordered by the Byron Davis in Mill City now will be
One Mill City man is among mem
ette valley and Salem in particular
Detroit — Buildings at the former bers of the 929th Field Artillery Bat regional forester last week due to in the oldest in the business with his nine
was entertained by an afternoon of
CCC camp between Detroit and Idanha talion scheduled to attend annual sum creasing fire dangers included several years of continuous operation after
“Bug" racing in Bush Pasture park.
will be moved soon to a new location mer camp at Ft. Lewis, Wash., begin on the Detroit district, located in log- the Browns takes over management
I was one who took in and thoroughly
I ging slash areas and high hazard old of Richard’s tavern.
prepared for them east of the present ning July 20.
enjoyed the afternoon of races. In
' burn areas.
case you don't know what “bug” rac
Members of the Santiam Riders
Specific areas named by the Detroit
is a member of headquarters battery
ing is I had better make myself clear. will act as the host riding club for prietor.
station were Cedar creek on
“Bug” or Soap Box racing is where Stayton’s '52 Bean Festival Horse
The new site has been cleared and
Fork of the Santiam, the
a boy builds a small motorless car Show, it was announced today by Gene graded and water mains are ready for
and rides it down a hill in competition Teague, chairman of that event. In immediate connection.
Seventeen the two weeks training period. The old Tumble crek burn, the Blowout
area and the Boulder Ridge area.
with other boys. The final winner addition to participation in the dif dwellings will be available at the new unit will return August 3.
Permits for entry into the areas
of the day winning an opportunity of ferent events, the canyon horsemen location, four of which will be duplex
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Braden of Smith
will be issued at the ranger station
an expense paid trip to Akron, Ohio, will be directing traffic up to the apartments and thirteen single units.
Center, Kans., have been visiting the
to take part in a national Soap Box time of the parade which starts at
The CCC camp is within the boun
families of Mr. Braden’s sisters, Mrs.
Derby with other boys from all parts 1 p.m. on August 2nd.
dary of the new Detroit reservoir and
Paul Horner and Mrs. Verne Clark.
of the country. Over 100 boys took
The official list of events for a must be evacuated soon. Date of the
' They have visited a number of scenic
part in this race and it was thrilling full afternoon of free fun has been move depends upon the schedule of
places of the state, including Belnap
Shriner’s Trek To Mary’s f springs,
as anyone in attendance will testify. announced by Mr. Teague as follows: the contractors, the Holman moving
Peterson's rock gardens, Sil-
As they pass the finish line the boys
I ver Creek Falls and the beaches.
1. Grand entry following parade
are traveling about 25 miles per hour
2. Presentation of parade awards
presented to him in appropriate cere
They have made trips to the higher
Corvallis—A Hollywood star, Monte
in their little cars. Boys from all
3. Drill by Governor's Guard
to take colored pictures of
over the immediate area adjacent to
4. Boys and girls race, age limit 16 awarded trophies and ribbons for day, 7:30 p.m., July 19, according to the seventh annua) Shriners’ Trek to the beautiful rhododendrons that are
Salem took part and the day proved
—two laps of the arena.
honors. All horsemen so desiring will announcement by Charles Kelly, scout Mary's Petk, just 27 miles west of in bloom at this time of year.
particularly exciting when two broth
5. Stake bending contest, team
be given a free dinner Saturday night master.
Braden was a resident of the Gates
Corvallis on Sunday, Aug. 3. Events
ers finally were opposing each other
6. Fleasure horse contest
at our bean hole feed.
Ferris White, state scout advance begin at 12 noon (DST).
ocmunity during the first part of the
in the final race. The younger brother
7. Stake bending contest, individual
Mr. Teague announced, “Ample ment chairman, will make the pres
The Trek is a family outing known cetnury and packed freight on horses
won the Class B races and the older
8. Scurry race, individual
time will be available to any horse entation of the coveted scout award. as the Mary’s Peak Trek foundation from (iates to the mines beyond Elk
boy the Class A races.
9. Flag race, team
man wishing to attend the Silverton Verbeck has an active and envied and sponsored by the Shrine clubs of horn. It gave hi mquite a thrill to
passed the finish line the older boy
10. Stock horse contest, dry
horse show starting at 8 p.m. upon scouting career in Mill City.
Benton, Linn, Polk and Lincoln coun ' find his initials that he had written
was only a matter of two feet ahead
11. Pie eating contest, age limit 18 the conclusion of our show." Teague i During the meeting wherein Ver ties.
with a pencil in a cave forty-three
of his younger brother. The Capital
12. Greased pig contest race
also wished to make it clear that beck’s Eagle Scout award will be pre
Al) profits go to the Shrine hospital years before.
Journal was one of the sponsors of
13. Wild calf riding
“this show is for everyone in the sented, other awards will be made to for Crippled Children in Portland. An
At that time theie was a post office
this event and I think they should be
Pack horse contest
complimented for their fine work and
canyon, and we want to invite every Scouta in the Mill City troop for their average of $11.000 annually has been at Elkhorn and Braden’s rtlother was
Winners in every event and most one to attend."
postmistress at Gates.
efforts in making it the success it was.
turned over to the hospital.
Lake Grows Behind Detroit Dam in North Santiam Canyon
Sold This Week
Take Part In
CCC Buildings To
Move To Detroit
Carl Bradens Return
For Home Town Visit
Richard Verbeck Gets
Eagle Scout Badge
Government Buys Mill Citv Houses Built for I)am Construction Officials
Houses built for per
sonnel on the Detroit
project were sold
to the government
last Friday. The
photo shows the neat
houses, broad lawns
and sweeping drives in
the project is located in
a grove of fir trees
west of the Mill City
(Photo courtesy of
The Oregon Statesman)