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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 6, 1952)
By DON PETERSON
Now that the election is over we
hope to be able soon to settle down
to our everyday duties. It was excit
ing while it lasted and many are dis
appointed at the results and many
others are very happy over the re
sults. We find some solace in the
fact that these canyon communities
were not duped and did not run like
frightened sheep to seek refuge in
“any port in a storm”, as so many
did when the republican “saint” Mc
Carthy cried “communist”, or when
the general said “I’ll go to Korea if
A movement has already started
by women to send telegrams to the
general in order to collect on hie
promise to “go to Korea if he wn<
elected”. Many are not happy with
the postponement of his “promised”
trip, even to get a well-deserved rest.
Republican newspapers are already
alibying that we can’t expect too muck
in the way of getting the Korean war
settled, however the same “news” pa
pers before the election were glowing
.n their confidence that the genera.'
would bring the boys back with him.
We are proud of the fact that we
did all we could to keep the public
informed in some small way and ap
parently were successful in prevent
ing the majority of the voters in these
precincts from falling into the Re
publican booby traps that have bees
so artfully set up by their paid prop
agandists, aided and abetted by the
"one-party” press in this country.
* * *
Police Commissioner John Muir
reports that complaints have been
coming to him about the speeding
that has been going on on the newly
paved streets. Muir advises that the
police have been instructed to issue
tickets to all speeders wherever they
may be found beginning immediately
« * •
Boys riding bicycles on the side
walks have been the source of much
concern. Parents are um?d to co
operate with the polau^^taiMDruct-
dangers of such a prajn^HMB^ral
women have reported nanpKv escapes
and frightening experiences of dar^
nights from such practic^jw Parents
should tnslst that this fWrtice stop
• * •
As soon as the new bridge over
the Little North Santiam river is
completed the road will be thrown
open to travel by the general public
Paving is all completed now except
the approaches of the new bridge and
the railings on the bridge.
* ♦ •
The kindergarten teacher is very
grateful to “Red” Rynearson of
Jerry’s tavern for contributing a
large oil heater for use in the kinder
garten quarters after our appeal was
published in last week’s paper. Thanks
T he MILL CITY
Vol. VIII—No. 45
MILL CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1952
Mt.States Power Detroit Women
Completes New Sponsor Comedy
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42.50 a Year. ] ()(• a Copy
ELECTED 33rd PRESIDENT
Mill City and
Detroit—A comedy play, "One Hi
larious Night”, will be presented at
the Detroit school gymnasium No
Last w’eek the Lyons, Mehama and vember 15 by the Salem Civic Players
Mill City-Gates areas were guaran under the sponsorship of the Detroit
Mill City and surrounding territory
teed a major role in the power future Women's Civic club.
in the Democratic column
of the upper North Santiam canyon
The play is reported to be good
i Tuesday in contrast to the Republican
area when Mountain States Power family entertainment and the civic
sweep over the remainder of the
company completed the rebuilding of | players will be remembered by many
United States. Mill City and Gates
its main transmission line i serving who attended two previous perform-
precincts showed that the Democrata
the area and construction of a new | ances of the Salem dramatic group
were still the favorites. The margin
substation at Lyons.
[ for the Democrats generally was nar
At a cost of more than one-hundred
Discussion of preparations for the
rower than recent elections.
thousand dollars this improvement play was held at the civic club meet
was one of the largest programs of ing at Mis. Howard Dean’s home
The Lyons precinct however fol
its type to be completed by the com Wednesday evening.
lowed its usual politics by staying
pany during 1952.
in the Republican column except in
Mrs. Opal White, president, ap-
According to R. L. Stewart, man ! pointed Mrs. Margaret Rasnick chair
the state offices they split up and
ager of the company’s Stayton-Mill man of stage properties with Mrs.
voted favorably for Lambert and
City territory, approximately fifteen Alene Kettleson and Mrs. Margaret
Thornton, and again for Dave Epps.
miles of the 20,000 volt transmission Howland named to assist her.
We were unable, to get the vote on
line from Scio to Lyons was enlarged
Cardwell and Poling, so your guess
Mrs. Elsie Hoyt was appointed to
to a carrying capacity of 69,000 volts. arrange for between-acts entertain
is as good as ours on what they got.
This high voltage line terminates at ment.
The Mill City precinct on the Linn
the new Lyons substation where its
county side voted 77% plus when 569
Popcorn and candy to be donated
voltage is stepped-down to one 20,000 by club members will be sold during
voted out of 737 registered. We do
and two 12,000 volt circuits for dis the evening.
not know the number registered on
tribution covering the entire service
the Marion county side but a heavy
Tickets for the play will be on sale
area. Originally there existed only at the door at fifty cents for adults
turnout showed up to vote when 231
one main circuit serving the area, and twenty cents for children.
cast their ballots, making a total of
800 votes cast for the two Mill City
Attending the club meeting were
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
One circuit, emanating from the eleven members and five guests, in-
precincts. The Linn county side re
new substation extends to Meliama I eluding Mrs. Evelyn Griffin of Corpus
ported receiving 29 absentee ballots
and south to Jordan. A second cir Christi, Tex., Mrs. Stanley White,
and the Marion side received eight.
cuit extends to Mill City and the i Mrs. Lloyd Ketchum and Mrs. Frank
These ballots are included in the
upper North Santiam area and a | Moore. Mrs. Moore and Mrs. Ketch-
I above totals.
third will serve the town of Lyons urn became members of the club at
A complete tabulation as follows
and the concentrated demand for the close of the business meeting.
shows the extent of the edge this
power at the large lumber mills and
A film showing rubber production
Curtis Kinzer of Lyons became in- area gave Democrats over Republi-
the new M & M Woodworking plant. in Liberia was presented before the
volved in a highway accident Wednes cans:
These three circuits are equipped with hostess served refreshments.
day evening in the fog at about 7
protective devices designed to prevent
M.C. Gates M.C. Lyons
p m. as he traveled between Mehama
interruptions in one area from affect
and Lyons. e He reports running into For President
ing the service of another area.
the rear of an automobile driven by
Another feature which, according to
a Salem man without a tail-light.
Stewart, will further serve to pro-
the area against local outages is
damage, but apparently the occupants
automatic switching gear which has
been installed. This equipment will
men were driving alone at the time
make it possible to get power into representing the works of generations
the area quickly from one of two
Sec. of State—
Some confusion stems to be sur-
Power will normally be I at the Detroit school library Thurs
95 282 138
taken from Scio over the new trans
The art collection consists of 150
i tion on the ordinance and the refer-
mission line through Jordan but in
case of trouble on the Scio-Lyons line
charter on the city special election
it can be fed into the area over a are found in the world’s most famous
ROBERT Y. THORNTON
line running from Stayton to Lyons
Wins Attorney General Race
The public is invited to view the
city election, with results showing
along the route of the North San
Power to be taken exhibit and to purchase pictures if
I that both measures passed by large
majorities. The first count by the
either at Scio or Stayton will flow to
Proceeds from the admission charge
election board gave each 421 “Yes”
those points over lines interconnected
votes with the first amendment get-
with the Bonneville transmission sys will be used to purchase pictures for
the school. A twenty per cent allow
I ting 128 “No” votes and the second
tem at Albany and Lebanon.
getting 129 “No”, votes.
By a recent agieement made with ances will be given the school on
Mehama—The long dry season last- | The city council canvassed the vote»
Bonneville Power Administiation a I all pictures sold to individuals.
ing most of October was welcomed Wednesday evening and found the
third source of power is assured for
by highway crews oiling the new high fiist received 426 "Yes” votes and
the Santiam area in the near future. art display, announces the following
way from Mehama to Mill City. Dry 123 "Noes” and the second amend
Under this plan the power company
ment passing with a vote of 423 "Yes”
will have a direct connection some 4 p.m., 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets
to 130 “Noes”. The council has asked
Ellis J. Hill, 71, another of Mill where in the vicinity of Lyons, with adults and fifteen cents for children.
Welcoming the rain, however, are the city attorney to get a ruling on
City’s colorful oldsters, was laid to the new Bonneville transmission line.
the validity of the vote and which one
rest recently, This familiar figure The establishment of this interconnec
operators, who have feared a forest they must operate under, or what to
left his favorite haunts in Mill City tion will further greatly stabilize the Detroit School Carnival
fire because of the unseasonal dry do next.
for the last time shortly before his power service to the area Stewart
The first charter amendment is an
death in the Salem Memorial hc.pital, reports.
November 7 in Gym
Ed Taylor, 84-year-old Mehama I ordinance proposed by the council and
Sunday, October 19. Hill was born
Detroit—The Detroit school carni- pioneer, was so happy to see rain reads "An act to amend the Charter
August 17, 1881, in Kansas, His par- blown branches that have interferred
va) will be held Friday evening in the that he donned coat and hat and of the City of Mil) City, Oregon, by
Mill City citizens may satisfy their
ents were Adolphus and Mary Hill.
appetite right in Mill City coma
Ellis Hill married Eathel Goodman cause of power failures throughout
Week, November 10-14.
in Salem, August 3, 1925. Mrs. Opal
of the masterpieces of
McRoberts, Mill City, and Mrs. Donna ble has been largely eliminated, by
be exhibited in the
DeHut, Salem, were his daughters and
they survive him. Hill’s two sisters of-way clearing which was done be
were Mrs. Elsie Potter of Mill City
(Continued on Page 8)
by artists representative of many
and Mrs. Gladys Trask, Fresno, Calif. with the new transmission line con to Nov. 7 because of hunting season. two off all summer.
generations will be no display. The
Clyde Hill, Salem, and Delbert Hill, struction.
French, Italian, Flemish, English,
The entire project has taken over
Mil) City, were his only brothers.
Dutch, Spanish, German and Amer
Funeral services for Ellis Hill were
ican schools of art will have works
held in the Court St., Christian church full operation. Recent switching and
Most of the 150 great
in Salem, at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct.1 energizing of the new line from Scio
works are those studied by school
21. Rev. Harold W. Lyman gave the to Lyons necessitated a few interrup-1
funeral oration. Mr. and Mrs. Drap- tions of service, Stewart reported, but
Mil) City school officials indicata
ela of Lebanon gave the musical por from now on he believes that inter-
ruptions other than those caused by '
that famous portraits, landscapes,
tion of the funeral ceremony.
marines and pastoral scenes in tha
Pallbearers who served during the extreme weather or other uncontrolla
colors of the original canvases will
interment in the Lone Oak cemetery, ble factors, will be rare.
be on display Education Week, start-
Stayton, were Clarence Mason, Chris
ing next Monday.
Toregson, Curtis Cline, Byron Davis,
Kenneth Harris and Charles French. Presbyterians Enlarge
Mill City Ordinance,
Detroit To See Art
Rain Welcomed Here
By Many Officials
Passes Oct. 19
Art Exhibit Here
David Hoeye Home On
Their Youth Program
The Young People's program at the
Presbyterian church is now designed
to include seventh and eighth grade
Fireman Apprentice David Hoeye is students. Youth Fellowship, which
a visitor in Mill City during a two- meets at 6 p.m. Sundays, invite« them
week leave from his post in San to attend. The meetings are followed
Diego. Hoeye has been temporarily by a time of refreshment and fellow
assigned to duty at Tongue Point ship.
This Sunday, at 7:30 p.m., the
Naval Station in Astoria.
Navyman Hoeye will begin me movie, “And Now I See,” will be
chanic's schooling at the Tongue Point shown at the Presbyterian church.
base when his leave expires. Hoeye It presents a dramatic story about
joined the Navy August 1. During Christian stewardship. Everyone is
his visit in Mill City, he is staying invited to see this inspiring Film. A
at the home of his sister, Mrs. Byron nursery will be provided for small
Joe Podrobsky Promoted
To Airman First Class
Mnuntain States Tower company’s new substation at l.aons is no* ready for use in the company's
system, according to R. L. Stewart, manager of the Mill City-Stayton territory.
Headquarters Offutt Air Force
Base, Omaha, Nebr.—Joseph E. Po-
drabsky was recently promoted to tha
rank of airman first class at Offutt
Air Force Base.
Airman Podrabsky's duties here at
Offutt Air Force Base are in the
3902nd Field Maintenance Squadron.
Airman Podrabsky is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Podrabsky.
Finishing up his fifth year in the Air
Force, he has spent 19 months in the