The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998, August 07, 1952, Image 1

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The softball fever is running high
in this canyon community as witness
:he results of activities that have
oeen accomplished under the able
;eadership of Russ Kelly during the
past couple weeks.
Men and boys of the community
have been turning out in good numbers
to pitch in and clean up the grounds,
haul off the rocks and care for the
grass, while the others have been busy
building stands and dugouts, building
a press box, installing a drinking
fountain on the grounds and in general
working their heads off getting every­
thing prepared for the coming big
Mill City and its friends in the
neighboring community of Gates have
been in there pitching doing every­
thing in their power to make this
tournament a success and second to
none anywhere in the state.
No one has any complaint with the
co-operation received from every citi­
zen in this group of canyon commu­
nities, it has been wonderful to watch
the progress of this venture, and the
results will be worth while when the
time comes for a little “looking back­
ward” is here.
Everyone pitched in and did every­
thing possible to bring the tourna­
ment here, then they have come for­
ward with labor and materials to put
the local plant in first class shape
for the tournament, and now comes
the approaching time for making them
welcome and showing our guests »
good time during their stay.
committee will need some help with
securing sleeping quarters, so if any­
one has a room available please le.
Dave Reid know how to find it, and
he’ll do the rest!
The Chamber of Commerce is going
to be on the job to help with the
entertainment problems as they arise.
Everybody is nutting their shoulder
to the job, from the banker and the
mayor to the most remote member
of our community, so it must be a
success—it cannot fail!
Mrs.Louisa Berry Dies
In Salem Hospital
Final rites for Mrs. Louisa Berry,
82, were held today at 12.30 p.m. at
Mill City Assembly of God church.
Interment was at Fox Valley cem­
etery. Mrs. Berry died Sunday at a
Salem hospital.
Mrs. Berry was a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Adam Wese, valley pioneers.
She was born in Kansas, June 15, 1870,
coming to Oregon at the age of three.
She had spent most of her life in
Mill City.
She was married in 1890 to Joshua
Following his death she
married Reuben C. Adkins. He died
in 1928 and in 1931 she married John
Berry, who survives.
Surviving also are four children,
Charles and Louis Ballard, both of
Portland, Mrs. A. J. Olson, Crescent
City, Cal., and Mrs. Josephine Counts.
Port Orford: a sister, Mrs. Phoebe
Dow, Albany; seven grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren.
Korean Veterans May
Now Apply for Pay
Veterans of service since the start
of the Korean conflict may now obtain
forms locally on which to apply for
mustering-out payments under the
Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act
of 1952, the Oregon Department of
Veterans’ Affairs announced today.
The state veterans’ department has
reproduced a supply of the application
blanks and is distributing them to
Oregon's county service officers. The
department will also furnish them to
veterans on request.
Mustering-out pay is provided in
the new “GI bill” for personnel dis­
charged from active duty in the Armed
Forces since June 27, 1950, whether
they had received mustering-out pay
for World War II service or not. Ap­
plications are now being accepted by
the various branches of the Armed
The payments amount to $100 for
veteran- wtih less than 00 days’ active
service; $200 for those with 60 days
or more of active service in the LTnited
States only; and $300 for veterans
with 60 days or more of active serv­
ice. some of which was outside the
United States or in Alaska. Pay-
ments to discharged veterans will be
in a lurro sum. Those still on active
duty will receive $100 at discharge
and the remainder, if any, in $100
monthly in?tallments.
It is paid to enlisted men and to
officers below the grade of major
or lieutenant commander. Discharge
(Continued on Page 8)
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Vol. VIII—No. 32
$2.50 a Year. ]()(• a Copy
Judge Olliver Dismisses
Case Against School Board
Mill City Set For
Softball Tourney
Next Saturday, August 16, at 4:30
p.m. sets the time for the opening of
the Oregon State Softball tournament
to be held at Allen Feild in Mdl City.
This year’s tourney will mark a mile­
stone in softball tourney play as a new
system of an eight team double elim­
ination bracket will replace the pre­
vious system of a sixteen team single
elimination type. The eight teams
entering the playoffs at Mill City will
have qualified by first winning a dis­
Judge Olliver’s order of dismissal
trict championship and second, by de­
began with a brief statement that the
feating the champion of another dis- |
respective parties appeared in person
It will not only produce j
and by counsel at the trial, then the
stronger teams at the tournament, but ’
Shaion Gibson, 14-year-old daughter Judge continued,
. The Court
will increase spectator interest as*
of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gibson, suc­ heard the evidence adduced by the
favorite teams will not be eliminated
cumbed of a heart ailment Wednesday respective parties and considered the
by one defeat.
afternoon in the Salem General hos­ arguments of counsel written and oral
Another change inaugurated this
and now being fully advised, IT IS
year is the newly announced tourna-. Re». C. R. Brewer and Mrs. Brewer, of Mill City. Rev. Brewer is the
new minister for the Mill City Free Methodist church coming to the
ment dates. The eight team affair
plaintiff's complaint be and the same
Santiam canyon from North Bend. He held his first services in Mill City
will open on Saturday afternoon, Aug.
months, She was graduated from the hereby is dismissed . . .” A brief
(Photo courtesy The Capital Journal)
16, which is one week earlier than in
seventh giade at the close of last reference to costs in the case ended
previous years. Rain nearly washed
school year.
Mr. and Mrs. Gibson the above quoted passage and the
out last year’s playoffs at Eugene and
were on their way to Salem for a visit order of dismissal.
with regional tournaments set to start
The case was heard in the state
with their daughter when her death
August 30, the earlier beg’nning of
circuit court in Linn county. Charles
the Oregon tourney was deemed ad­
A. Powelson was plaintiff and School
Sharon leaves besides her parents,
129-J;, Linn and Marion
two sisters, Phyllis Gibson and La District No.
Mill City is moving towards a full­
Allen Field To Be Ready
A prayer in the name of Gerald L.
counties; Donald E. Sheythe, Ramon
Donna Roberts; and one brother, Gene
According to Carl Watt, conseruc- Swan, Fireman Apprentice, Navy, son blown stieet paving program. N. W.
j I,. Roberts; William B. Shuey, and
tion director for the Mill City field,
of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Swan, will
Sharon's funeral will be Sunday aft­ 1 Charles E. Kelly, defendants.
all new improvements listed for this
The crux of the school case dealt
at the Presbyterian church at
years tournament will be completed be offered at the annual memorail
a conveyance of a certain parcel
2 p.m., standard time, with interment
by Sunday night. Six hundred new service of the Disabled American Vet­ streets. A companion program is a
of school district land. The statute
glandstand seats have been erected erans 31st national convention in Bos­ drainage system for the city. Haner
involved provided, "They (the board)
Pallbearers will be Dale Walczak,
to boost the present total to 1200 seat­ ton, Monday evening August 11. to gave the figure of $85,530 for the cost
may also sell, lease, or otherwise dis­
ing capacity, and this can be supple­ symbolize all of the Mill City area of paving and the $32,205 for a sound
pose of any property belonging to the
mented by 700 seats made available servicemen who died in the Korean drainage set-up.
district, when authorized to do so by a
Peterson, all class-mates of Sharon,
A public meeting will be conducted
mnjority vote at any legally called
1 at Sweet Home. A 4x12 foot score­
board will be placed in Centerfield, sur­
All names for the impressive mem­ by the city's councilmen in the near
school meeting; provided, that the
rounded on both sides by a six foot orial service which will be held in the future. The location and time of the
j call for such meeting shall have stated
fence 250 feet distant from home plate. grand ballroom of the Bradford Hotel meteing have as yet not been deter­
that such sale, lease or disposition
A new five man press box and an­ in Boston were chosen at random from mined. The matter of bonding the
would be one of the objects of such
nouncer stand has been erected above Department of Defense casualty lists. city for the cost of these improvements
the main grandstand directly in line
The plaintiff contended that the
The names selected, representing will be thrashed out at this public
with home plate. These new major I hundreds of communities in every sec­ meeting and future meetings if such
Detroit Fire at the White apart­ school board did not comply with the
improvements are only a part of the tion of the United States, will be part are necessary.
ments in Detroit Friday morning re­ I terms of this statute, and entered evi­
iri-U^itynges made in preparation for of a beautiful memorial wreath in
Hardworking Councilman Knowles sulted in an estimated damage of $250 dence to that effect, which was not
the softbal ltourney, which can be ac­ front of the memorial service plat­ reported that everything is about or Wre.
adiilvd by
— ■ -fcn-
An open septh^anR on the grade
credited to the efforts and donations form.
ready to proceed with the paving of
Leakage in a gas line was reported
o fa few men and firms who have so
John E. Feighner of Cincinnati, as­ 2nd, 3rd and 4th stieets. All prop­ to be the cause of the fire which school playgrounds prompted atten­
willingly dedicated the time and ma­ sistant national DAV adjutant, will erty owners have agreed to help with
tion to the affairs of Mill City School
burned through the wall of a bedroom
terial to make the Mill City tourna­ conduct the services with representa­ their share and the city attorney is
District 129-J. As the spot-light be­
before it could be extinguished. Fire­
ment the best ever.
tives of the Protestant, Catholic and instructed to proceed with the neces­ men found it necessary to cut through came more closely focused, certain
State Softball director, Ken Kerr,
citizens moved in the direction of re­
Jewish clergy taking pait in the serv­ sary legal work involved.
the wall to reach the fire.
will release the tournament pairings
forming the situation.
The school
Wednesday night the council voted
for publication this weekend. Brack-!
case was an out-growth of this reform
Approximately 3,000 disabled vet­
damage to prompt action of the three
eting will be made by designating a
movement. The matter of the convey­
ballot the question of whether or not
number of each of the interdistrict erans representing DAV chapters from Mill City should elect by popular vote fire fighting crews which answered ance of a parcel of school land was
throughout the nation will attend the
the alarm, one from the Idanha fire
playoff winners, as many of these
used as a trial balloon. Lack of any
1952 convention to discuss problems their mayor.
de; artment, one from Mongold and a
results will not be known until one
final decision on the case until this
affecting disabled veterans, their
foiest service crew from th# Detroit I week dampened the reform move-
day prior to the opening of the
widows and dependents.
The DAV ignation as city recorder was accepted Rar.ger Station,
i ment’s spirit.
Auxiliary will meet in national con­ by the council, Mrs. Homer Thachei
The building is covered by fire in­
The parcel of property involved was
was appointed as his successor.
vention concurrently.
what is now known as the R. S. Corbin
Jim O'Leary, popular councilman,
National Commander Ewing W.
property located west of the Mill City
Mays of Little Rock, who will preside resigned his post also and Dave Real,
' municipal buildings and southeast of
at the convention sessions, has just local realtor, was named for the re­
the First Christian church of Mill City.
returned from an extensive tour of mainder of O’Leary’s unexpired term.
A DAUGHTER To Mr. and Mrs.
Korea and will report to the conven­ O’Leary’s reason for resigning is his
How are Linn county’s public li- i tion on his visit to the battle fronts moving to Florida where he will make Raymond Goodwin, Mill City, July 31,
braries serving the people today?
at Salem Memorial hospital.
and hospitals.
his home.
The average alert citizen, whethet
farmer, business man or housewife,
wants books for many purposes; for
self-improvement, to keep up with this
Fritz M. Morrison has received a
changing world; to find directions for
I promotion to the position of district
making and doing things; books for
ranger according to word from J. R.
inspiration and for recreation.
Bruckart, supervisor of the Willam­
cannot hope to buy all the books he
ette National Forest.
Instead, if he is fortunate
Morrison, who for the past year
enough to live near a public library
has been timber management assist-
he borrows or consults them there.
ant on the Detroit ranger district, will
For the public library is the only in­
be transferred to the Packwood Ran­
stitution that provides books and in­
ger Station on the Gifford Pinchot
formation in all fields of knowledge. I
National Forest where he will assume
Do libtaries in Linn county provide |
his duties as district ranger about
this for all?
August 12.
Let's look at the seven libraries in
Morrison graduated from Oregon
the county located at Albany, Lebanon,
State college in 1941 with a bachelor
Sweet Home, Brownsville. Harrisburg.'
of scenice degree in forestry. He was
Scio and Halsey.
seasonally employed on the Siskiyou
Albany, with 10,000 people, has 23,- i
forest from 1937 to 1941 when he re­
500 books; Lebanon, a city of nearly
ceived a permanent appointment, serv­
6,000 has 6,500; over 6,000 people in
ing successively on the Rogue River,
the other five towns have 12,500.
Siskiyou, and Willamette forests.
These libraries are open to the pub- '
He is married and has two children.
lie 48 hours a week in Albany, 16 hours
Successor to Mr. Morrison at De­
in Lebanon, and from 2 to 6 hours a
troit will tie Starr Reed, 1949 grad­
week in the other towns.
uate of Oregon State college, who has
Over half the people living in Le­
served on the Ochoco and Willamette
banon and Albany are registered bor­
forest«, at present on the Cascadia
rowers. in the other places only one- !
district. Mr. Reed has a wife and
, three children.
Here is the number of books bor- -
rowed by readers in a year: 88,600
in Albany; 16,800 jn Lebanon; 12.700
in the other five.
The first place trophy to be awarded
Public funds provided for library
to the winner of this year’s State
support are. in Albany, $l<,400; in
1 Softball tournament will be on display
Lebanon. $1.000; three of the others
at the Mill City State Bank as soon
together $1.000 (One gets nothing, one
as it 1.« received by local officials,
did not report.
according to Russ Kelly, tourr ament
The above figures are taken from
Members of (be congregation of the First Christian church of Detroit pool e'forts to orepare old machine »bop i director. The huge trophy, which is
the annual reports of these libraries
building moved from old Detroit, for Sunday services. Men in foreground are finishing rough steps to entrance
I donated annually by the Coca Cola
of building. The pastor. Rev. Jim Stock, is standing on top step holding a folding chair in each hand. Mrs. S.
for the year ending June 30, 1951.
1 company is expected to arrive Satur-
In the year since then, many gains
day morning.
(Continued on Page 81
School District No. 129-J directors were victors this
week in their legal tussle with Charles Powelson. Judge
Victor Olliver Tuesday entered an order of dismissal of
this proceeding against them. Judge Olliver’s action
capped a long drawn-out legal battle. The case against
the school board was begun
May 18, 1950.
Sharon Gibson Rites
Sunday Afternoon
Disabled American
Vets Honor Swan
City Council Plans
Public Improvement
White Apartments
Damaged by Fire
Few People Use Linn
County Libraries
usi Arrived
Fritz M. Morrison
Receives Promotion
Bank to Display Trophy