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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 28, 1952)
By DON PETERSON
T he MILL CITY
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Boys will be boys!
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY’ TO THE HEART OF NATURE'S EMPIRE
The boys of Mill City have given
their parents and the police depart
Vol. VIII—No. 35
MILL CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY. At Gl ST 28. 1952
$2.50 a Year,
ment a problem that is causing con
siderable concern and anxiety.
stems from the vandalism on the ball |
park that has been taking place the
past w’eek or ten days.
boys have been destroying the outfield j
fence that was erected at considerable I
expense and a lot of effort for the
softball tournament recently held.
Salem (Special)—An expected 30
The hope had been that after the young ladies, the lovely queens of
Good streets for Mill ('ity came one step nearer reality
girls softball game the fence could be many of the states' leading fairs, civic
stored away and used’again and again events and celebrations, will be the
Wednesday night. Some one hundred citizens in the Mill
for a couple of years, but all of a honored guests of the 87th Oregon
City high school joined in a free discussion of the street
sudden large holes began showing up. | State Fair, opening here on Saturday,
problem. The meeting was ably chairmaned by Mill City’s
until the police started watching and ' August 30th for its annual eight-day
councilman, Lee Knowles, street commissioner. A
have to date taken many names of run.
plan for drainage of
the guilty boys.
Thursday, September 4th has been
The boys have not, perhaps, realized set aside as their day at the fair as
the streets was agreed upon,
that they were destroying valuable they vie for the honor of being named
plus a tentative paving pro
public property, but the time has come the Fairest of the Fairs. The girl
that they must learn that to destroy so named will receive a $100 War Bond
Legal (••unci) present advised that
property whether it is on school plus wardrobe gifts from ths Salem
Mill City could not bond itself for
Gates school will throw open wide
grounds or on the neighbor’s lot they Downtown Merchants Association, co
even the amount of the drainage sys its doors to students September 8. Just
must replace it in as good a condition sponsors of the event. The next five
tem cost of $32,000. Instead the city as there will be new faces among the
as it was before. That is the duty runners-up in the competition will be
could bond to the extent of $25,000 students so also there will be new
of the parents to teach their children awarded $25 War Bonds,
under the present city charter. faces within the ranks of the teachers.
lespect for the rights of others. We
Selection of the girl deemed the
Further, the city could use the Ban
should not leave it entirely up to the
Mrs. Lota Dibblee, graduate of Pa
FAIREST OF THE FAIRS will be
croft system of financing for the pav cific university, has recently been
police to teach those lessons to our
primarily decided by their poise and
ing portion of the project outlined hired as high school social studies
children, and the local police depart-1
personality as they appear before the
to the council by Engineer Haner.
ment hopes that they will not be forced
Don W. Miley, principal,
to use severe methods in order to put I audience at the nightly stage revue.
Concensus of opinion was that Mil) will teach commercial subjects; How
The girls are urged to wear the cos
a stop to this sort of vandalism.
City voters should accept or reject in ard Means, math, science and coach;
tumes or outfits worn in their regal
Many men donated many hours of .
November the bonding for the ap Dale Reynolds. English.
capacity while presiding over their
labor and material in order to get our
proximately $40,000 for preparing the
Gates high school is now a six-year
ball field in the shape it is in and
igtieet grades and gravel for a coat high school, this is the result of in
they do not feel too kindly when they
| )>la<k top-
It is generally believed cluding the seventh and eighth grades
Miss Alona Fay Daly. 18, is shown receiving a $300 scholarship check
see their work destroyed. These boys contests, minor factors in the judging
that this sum would nut into condi- as a part of the regular four years of
from Mrs. John Muir (left), president of the Mill City American Legion
should realize that they will inherit will be staged at the Fairgrounds with
Auxiliary. Miss Daly qualified for the state auxiliary's ton award as a | tion for paving practically every street high school work. Gates is one of the
this field as they grow up to use it— each queen getting to elect her two
in Mill City. The property owners last six-year high schools left in the
of a deceased veteran and because o' high school grades and
in fact many have already had the choices from a list of such planned
work in community organizations. She will go to University of Oregon. I alongside these streets could then use state.
opportunity to use it and it should be contests as. horse-saddling, tractor-
I the Bancroft ;>l>n for ten-year financ
(Photo courOsy Oregon Statesman and Robert Veness)
Parents of primary pupils and stud
their pride to take care of its facilities •
ing of the streets’ being paved.
ents enrolling at Gates for the first
and guard it from all who would cause dolls; nail-driving; pitching hay;
Wednesday night's public meeting time should call the Gates school of
1 with officials of Mill City did not fice, telephone 725, either 'Thursday,
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cow-milking. One contest in which all
delve into matters street-wise entire Sept. 4 or Friday, Sept. 5.
Paul Smith will defend his title, the must participate will be the budget
ly, Councilman John Muir gave the
Gates elementary teachers for this
Oregon Walking Man this weekend stretching competition in which each
councils’ argument against the pro school year are: Mrs. Gwen Schaer,
when he walks fr<tm the fair grounds girl will be given several chances to
posed amendments to the Mill City principal; Mrs. Olive Barnhardt, Mrs.
ference and the well-child conference
Jim Cooke applied his journalist
in ’Salem to the state office building throw a silver dollar as far as she
charter. Those present seemed favor Letha Bentley anil Mrs. Janet Harold.
in Portland and back to the fair can. The girl throwing a dollar the
Tuesdtys of the month, respectively cruise to the far corners of the globe. ably impressed with the position that
grounds, against two Portland chal greatest distance will be awarded all
instead of the first and third Tues- It is our privilege that we can pass the voters should not choose the city
They will leave the fair the dollars utilized in the contest. All
as in the past, at the Mill City I on to you one such letter. We think recorder and municipal judge, Public
grounds Saturday night about 11 p.m. I contests are typically reminiscent of
expression at this meeting on the
\ i^of general interest for the intimate
ru, in or home life.
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Those wishing appointments for the observations it gives of portions of election of the mayor was of
While at the fair, the girls will be
It looks like work is beginning on
the mill between Lyons and Mill Qty feted by the management. Including immunization clinic on Sept. 9, may | France,
Principal argument against elective
call Mr». Bob Wingo at 3503.
Enroute to Cherbourg
Opening day for the Mari-Linn
in earnest and perhaps evidence will luncheon and supper.
officials was that
Aour 2, IMS
The next well-child clinic will be Dear Folks,
elementary school is set for Sept. 8,
begin to show in a few weeks. Sev-
held on Sept. 23rd and appointments
Sure don’t like to leave gay Paris,
eral carpenters have been hired to
talent for such positions.the council with two members added to the staff,
hope to come back again. A
start work on the project and it should
would be hamstrung and the city suf Orin Morgan of Canby as principal
for those in Mill City, Mrs. R. C. Hase- visit to this charming city is tiuly a
and Van Prichard as custodian.
not be long now before the song of
man for Idanha residents, and Gates highly memorable occasion. We all
Teachers are Katie Skillings, first
.ts busy machines will be heard in
appointments may be made through agree that no one would struggle much
grade, Norma Miller, second; Elva
if we were forced to stay here.
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Mrs. K. W. Martig, 5842.
Kuiken, third; Martha Poole, fourth;
Registration for school in the Mill
The train ride from Cherbourg to
Ralph Hurst, fifth; Ivan Smith, sixth;
At the public meeting last Wednes City grade school will be held in the
Paris is 200 miles passing through
Hazel Wirth, seventh; Orin Morgan
day evening questions were asked and rooms of the Elementary school build
Noi mandie, one of the richest and
and Vivian Boyce, eighth. Miss Boyce
answers given until a plan developed ing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
most picturesque farming sections of
will also teach the music, the same as
to proceed by, that it is now hoped September 5th.
September 12 is the date for the last year, and Ralph Hurst will coach.
France. Notable are the little towns
will produce a lot of paved streets in
Students who attended last year and
of about 100 houses, clustered together Lyons Garden Club fall show, which Hot lunches will be served again thia
Mill City. A large turnout was on
Mill City firemen got a work out on
are unable to register during that time
in a stone-mason's paradise.
The will be held at the Rebekah hall in | year, with Mrs. Hurst, cook, assisted
hand and we believe that they went
a grass fire Wednesday afternoon
home with renewed hope of improved may phone or register at the office at about 2:45 p.m. Two grass fires rolling hills are covered with an oak Lyons. Exhibits of flowers, fruits or by Melvina Franklin. Busses will be
during the week September 1 to 5.
like tree with lots of elm thrown in vegetables should be entered during driven by Ivan Smith, Ralph Hurst
street conditions in the near future.
The office will be open for regis were set by a locomotive. The fires | for variety. The fields average about the period when the doors open al
Apparently the city cannot bond foi
and Wilson Stevens.
tration from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday for were located neai* the Mill City Amer 10 acres in size, but they are divided 8:30 and 10:30. When they close for
Improvements include an additional
sufficient funds to pave the entire
garden-like into plots of various crops. judging. All competition is welcome, locker room to < are for the milk, built
city, but there seems to be enough those students unable to register oth right-of-way.
bonding ability to prepare the streets
There are three or four larger sized and any one may enter specimens ac with an outside entrance to enable the
F'irst grade students must present
The Mill City fireaaen doused one
for naving and then the residents can
towns along the way with large, clean cording to rules. Doors will be open milkman to care for the milk when no
birth certificates and health certifi grass fire while the other one was |
exercise the Bancroft system of fi
I modern factories (Ford is one). Land, to the public from 2 p.m. to 8:30 when one is present, considerable painting
when entering school as pre put under control by the locomotive's |
and redecorating to the class room»
nancing to put the black top on. The
especially in the larger cities, is a exhibits must be removed.
crew. The grass fire along the right-
Coffee and desserts will be served and lockers has also been done.
Bancroft system would make it pos scribed by law.
premium. I imagine there are thous
Regular classes will begin in the of-way of the railroad to M & M’s |
Pre-school will begin September 24
sible for two-thirds of the residents on
ands of estates which consist solely during the afternoon. There will also
a street to get a street improvement public schools at 9 am. Monday, Sept. log pond was controlled by the crew, ' of a two-story brown stone house, be a plant sale. The theme for the and will be held in the Gym, with Alice
8th. First grade students will be dis and firemen cooled the situation near i
, show is a thought of harvest. The Huber, instructor. The children may
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two rooms, one on ton of the other,
missed at 11:30 the first week of the Legion hall. No damage is re-1
Horn of Plenty.
ride the school bu», but will have to
The cleanl»ness of the country-side i
Rules: Just one entry in each color be called for at noon. Four-year-olds
■ is similar to a Maryland landscape,
and as there, everything is built of | class may be made by each exhibitor. will be excepted until enrollment is
stone, for eternity, 1 would imagine. House plants must be in the posses in and if the class is not too large
The larger homes are shaped like sion of the exhibitor at least three three-year-olds will be accepted.
With the 1st Cavalry Div. in Japan
castles in design, with one or two months. All specimens must be grown
—Pvt. Vaughn R. Hunt, whose wife,
towers. In some places the homes are i by the one who exhibits them. The
Betty, lives in Lyons, Ore., now is
built in little ravines very similar to club will furnish containers for the
on security duty with the 1st Cavalry
the area just south of Salem on 99E. horticulture exhibits. Al) specimens
must have foliage. Named varieties
division in Japan.
When entering Paris you might j will be given perference in close com
His unit, one of the first to fight in
shudder at the black, soot accumula- ,
Tri-color prizes for each
Korea, currently is undergoing exten
Johnnie Clyde Barney, tiny baby
tion on the white-stoned buildings, but1
division, ribbon awards.
sive aerial movement and amphibious
son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Barney,
you soon get used to it, and as the '
training on the northernmost Japanese
met his death Sunday, August 24. in
French must look at it—wouldn’t have
island of Hokkaido, It was trans
the Albany General hospital. Cause
it changed for anything.
ferred to Japan last December after
of death was a virus infection. Baby
Almost every building in Paris looks
17 months of combat.
Barney was born, July 15, 1952, in
the same a.« the photograph I sent you I
Private Hunt was previously sta-
—five stories (drop one or add dormer
tioned with the 63rd Infantry Regi-
Rev. C. R. Brewer of Mill City con-
windows for the sixth). The store j
ment at Fort Ord, Calif,
Camp Mongold—An emergency land ducted short grave-side ceremonies at
fronts are sometimes sand-blasted or
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray
painted a conservative color for the ing wax successfully effected on the Fairview cemetery, where baby Bamey
Hunt of Stayton.
Many lovely floral
j first and some times second story, main street at Camp Mongold Sun was interred.
but the walls aren't touched above day when Clyde Well» of Mill City pieces decorated the tiny grave.
found himself in a situation embar
Grandparents of the baby were Mr.
Mrs. J. E. Clark and Mr. and
This description may lead you to
think that the city French aren’t so separated from his home base at («ate» Mrs. Elmer Barney of Mill City. Miss
Leila Francis Bamey is a sister of
clean as their country brethem, but by dense fog.
Circling his light plane over the De the deceased child.
Detroit — Official visitors at the
they in actuality are since the rural
Detroit ranger station the past week
Mrs. L. D. Clark of Milton-Free
homes usually have the same un troit dam reservoir area on hi» return
end included J. R. Bruckart. forest
touched walls they had two hundred from the Redmond Buckaroo, Wells water, great-grandmother of Johnnie
welcoming committee Clyde Barney, Mrs. Alvie Ricketts,
supervisor. Clyde Quam, Robert Ap
years 4go. However, the cobble stone «potted
pleby. Jack Smith and Lloyd Brans
streets and the sidewalks, as well as equipped with fire truck and ambul Salem, and Mrs. Vernon Ricketts, Mil
ford. all from the . Eugene office of
the windows and "insides" of the ance at Mongold. These accommoda ton-Freewater, aunts, attended the
the Willamette national forest.
buildings are as clean as such a con- tions were supplied by Leo Fitxgerald. funeral.
Midshipman first class James E. Cooke. son of Mr. and Mrs. t.A D. Cooke.
Inspec ting the new station Wednes
servative setting can lend itself too. Mongold fire chief, but fortunately
Mill < ity, is here engaged in the business of helping run a ship. Some
day were Frank Walisch and Larry
The rich old rugs, even in the "best" were not needed when the plane glided
thing of the mien of an author was also caught by the cameraman. Jim
Mays from the regional office in Port
places are cleaned with a manual safely in.
recorded a bit of his travels for our reader« and as well as a few figure«
Wells took off for Gates Monday
land. accompanied by George Ferrare,
«weeper exactly like we used to have
for the Navy. This picture was taken in the engine room o' the destroyer.
A SON-To Mr. and Mrs. Junior
USS LNirse. during training cruise to Europe, fim is a member of the
in the 30s. The French seldom paint afternoon, leaving residents of Mon
head of the department of procure
NROTt at the University of Southern California.
ment and supplies at the W ashington,
' their walls (once in 30 years) so the gold somewhat relieved about the Owen, Mehama, Aug. 27, at Salem
(Photo courtesy Capital Journal)
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State Fair Opens
Sat., Aug. 30
Mill City Girl Wins Scholarship
Public Meeting Discusses
Drainage, Paving Plans
Schools In Gates To
Open September 8
Well Child Conference
Dates Change Here
Jim Cooke Writes of
Mari-Linn School To
Open September 8
Mill City Grades To
Grass Fire Set Back of
Legion Hail Wednesday
Lyons Garden Club
Plans Flower Show
Pvt. Vaughn Hunt Now
Stationed in Japan
Barney Infant Dies
Saturday in Albany
Clyde Wells Pays An
Forest Officials Visit
Detroit Ranger Station