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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 27, 1952)
T he MILL CITY
By DON PETERSON
Tuesday evening at a meeting called
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM IIIGliU \\ — GATE«
for the purpose of discussing ballot
measures on the coming city election
Vol. VIII—No. 48
MILL CITY, OREGON. Till RSDAY,
scheduled for next Tuesday, Dec. 2,
a very small group turned out to ask
questions and learn more about the
coming election propositions.
Perhaps the most important prop
osition on the ballot is the ordinance
authorizing and providing for a bond
issue for street and drainage improve
ment. The charter already provides
for some types of bond issues but for
street and drainage improvement it
was lacking in providing authority to
the council to issue bonds. For in
stance it is now possible to issue
$50,000 in bonds to provide a water
system without the necessity of call
ing an election for that sum. Now
it has become necessary to provide
drainage of surface water and build
road beds in preparation for paving
in order to progress with other pav
ing projects. The city’s meagre fi
nances cannot prepare streets and put
in sufficient drainage to protect road
beds and prevent water standing in
low sections of the city. The coun
cil has built a number of sumps and
prepared what road beds they could
but to carry on it will take a long
time to get the city’s streets paved.
The women of the city are probably
most interested in getting the paving
projects to moving faster so that
streets can be rid of the clouds of
dust so prevalent throughout the
summer months. We have all spent
sums of money oiling and doing every
thing possible to irradicate the dust
problem—so now is the opportunity
to start the ball rolling by giving
the city council the authority to issue
bonds and get along with the job.
Everyone who drives a car knows
that to put our streets in first class
condition will save many dollars of
repairs on our automobiles and trucks.
It will be a step in the right direction
to vote for the charter amendment
authorizing the issuance of bonds at
this time so that the council can make
plans to proceed as fast as time and
weather will permit.
If the amendment passes then resi
dents on the streets not having paving
will be able to organize and be ready
when weather permits next spring to
get their paving started immedi^elv
after the road beds are prepared and
the drainage is in place. By provid
ing for drainage before paving, money
will be saved because it will not be
necessary to dig up any streets to
put in drainage at a later date>
* * *
On the charter amendments per
taining to the election of city officers,
it was contended that many voters
were confused when they voted for
both measures at the November 4
election, in as much as most of the
Funeral services were held Sunday Is fluoridation recommended?
voters voted for both measures and afternoon November 23 at 2 p.m. from
Y’es. By the Oregon State Dental
as a result both of them passed by I the Weddle funeral home in Stayton,
association, Oregon State Medical
a large majority.
with interment in the Fox Valley cem society, State Board of Health, U. S.
Proponents of the Initiative Peti etery for John R. Trask of Mill City,
Public Health Service, American Den
tion secured 100 signers to get their long time resident in the canyon, who
tal association, and other similar or
petition on the ballot for the Novem passed away Friday morning with a
ber 4 election. In this petition it is heart attack, following a year of ill
Is fluoridation dangerous?
provided that the mayor, city record health, at the age of 72 years.
No. Although fluorides are pois
er-treasurer. and the police judge be
Mr. Trask was born May 21, 1X81,
elected for two-year terms, and it I in the Fox Valley district and farmed onous if administered in large quanti
ties, no toxicity has been reported
further provided that they must live here most of his life.
anywhere in the United States from
in the city and own property in or^er
Services were conducted by Rev.1
artificial fluoridation of public water
to be eligible to hold these offices.
Vernon from the Christian church of supplies at the approved range of one
The city council took the position1
to one and a half parts per million.
that to elect the city recorder-treas-1
Mr. Trask, last one of a pioneer :
urer and the police judge did not give
Is fluoridation expensive?
family of seven boys and two girls
them any authority to hire and fire
was born and raised in this vicinity, I From cities where fluoridation has
an officer who did not perform his
spent his entire life in the been practiced it has been reported
duty and would therefore hamper
community. In 1905 he was married that chemical feeding apparatus us
their work if they failed to perform
to Alta Wilson settling on a farm in ually ranges in cost between $500-
their duties, so they proposed an
$1000, but may cost as much as $4000
ordinance that would elect only the Fox Valley where he raised his family ' in large installations. Cost for chem
mayor with only the qualifications
Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Alta icals ranges from five to twenty cents
required of a voter.
four daughters, Dorothy Wil-, per person per year.
However, many voters undoubtedly
liams of Ocean Lake, Marjorie Mason What is the difference between sodium
voted for both measures thinking that
fluoride and sodium silico fluoride? 1
of Sweet Home, Thelma Grescher of
it would make no difference. Some
Sublimity, Helen Nydegger of Lyons; ! While sodium fluoride is higher in
contend that it does not make any dif
two sons, Robert of Albany, and Theo cost it is relatively soluable and may
ference to vote for both measures if
you want to elect all the officers, dore of Salem, and 11 grandchildren. be fed into the water by means of
One son Gail preceded him in death. I either a solution feeder or a dry
however, the city attorney has ruled
feeder. Where the water use is no
that they are in opposition to each
greater than one million gallons per
other and therefore the voter should
day, the use of sodium fluoride with
vote FOR ONE measure only and vote
solution feed apparatus should be
AGAINST the other.
satisfactory. Sodium silico fluoride,
We are printing the Sample Ballot
while less soluable than sodium fluor
in its complete form in this issue and
Table-top demonstration of how- ide. may be fed by the use of a dry
hope that you will discuss it thor-
fires start and how they can be put feeder, and is lower in cost. In large
IContinued on Page 2)
out will b« featured at the public installations where dry feed appara
meeting of Marion County Civil De tus is adaptable to the solution, this
fense Monday (December 1) at 8 p.m. will probably be the preferred mate
in the Bush school auditorium. Mis rial and equipment.
How was fluoridation discovered?
sion and University streets. Salem.
Salem Fire Chief E. L. Smith, who
It has been known since 1905 that
also is the Civil Defense Deputy for fluorine is one of the minor consti-
Fire, will make the demonstrations uents of tooth enamel. In 1931 it
and explain the ways to prevent fires was discovered that in communities
or it one is started to extinguish it.
where the public water supply con
A motion picture on fire fighting tained several parts of fluorine per
will be shown.
mdlion parts of water, many of the
Through the Marion County Fire people had dental defects called mot
Fighters association all members of tled er.amel—chalky white sopts or,
volunteer fire departments have been in more cases, brown stains. These
invited to attend.
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NOVEMBER 27. 1952
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Special Election Discussed
Tuesday By Small Crowd
Representatives of the Mill City council and their
legal counsel conducted a public discussion regarding the
forthcoming election ballot matters, Tuesday night in the
Mill City high school auditorium. The Tuesday, Decem
ber 2, election will offer the voter the opportunity of
choosing two councilmen, a vote on a bond issue for street
and drainage improvement and two propositions about
making the office of mayor, municipal judge and rec
order elective. Currently these positions are appointive.
John Muir, Lee Knowles and Mayor Greene put forth
the position of the Mill City council on these items on the
ballot. Representatives of the public were not too many
in number and not overly critical of the situation arising
out of the November 4 election on these same two pro
posals about making the office of mayor, municipal judge
and recorder elective.
Joe Devers, lawyer, put the case of the councilmen
for the ordinance making only the office of mayor elective,
and keeping the offices of municipal judge and recordei
appointive. Mrs. Ruth Witt from the floor put the case
for making all these offices elective.
In response to questioning it was drawn out that
the drainage system which will be made possible by a “yes’"
vote Tuesday, December 2, is not a sewer system for Mill
City. The Mill City council under the present charter
has the power and can issue bonds up to $50,000.00 for a
water system but has not done so, The charter does not
allow bonding for drainage and street improvement there
fore the necessity for this charter amendment allowing
Sample ballots of the forthcoming Tuesday, Dec. 2,
election were distributed to those present at the public
meeting Tuesday night. The following is a substantial
reproduction of this ballot:
SPECIAL ELECTION BALLOT
for the •
CITY OF MILL CITY
Linn-Marion Counties, Oregon
Tuesday, December 2,195?
John Trask, 72, Dies More Fluoridation
Milk Price Hearing
Friday, Heart Attack Questions Answered Called for Nov. 29
Fire Fighters Invited
ID \NII I
A public hearing of interest to grade
A fluid milk producers and milk deal
ers has been scheduled by the Oregon
Milk Marketing Administration at the
conference room. State Library, Sa
lem, on Saturday, November 29, 1952,
at 2:00 p.m., before W. S. Weidel,
assistant administrator, as examiner,
to consider a revision of minimum
prices paid by distributors to pro
ducers and wholesale and reta'l prices
charged by distributors in Marion
Prices being paid in the county have
exceeded minimum prices set by the
administration, having been set by ne
gotiation between producers and dis
tributors. Recent changes in regula
tions made by the federal Office of
Price Stabilization have designated
teh minimum prices of the Milk
Marketing Administration as of Dec.
15th, as the ceiling prices to be en
forced by the federal agency. This
situation has made the local hearing
necessary to set ceiling prices suffi-
ciently high to assure an adequate
Write a Letter To Santa
Beginning the week of December
6 The Enterprise will print your
letters to Santa Claus, with the hope
that he will be sure to get your
message in time for him to get your
Just write your letter to Santa
telling him what you want for
( hristmas and put it in an envelope
and then address it to “Santa Claus,
care of The Mill City Enterprise,
Box 318. Mill City, Ore.” We will
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and deliver a copy of the paper to
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just what you want for ( hristmas.
Lei’s hurry and write those letter,
because there are only three papers
before Christmas in which to get
(Mothers, will you help the little
folks get those letter» written,
Mark (X) Between the Number and the Name Voted For
To elect municipal officers, viz: two councilmen, each
to serve a three year term of office an the Common
Council of the City of Mill City as required by Chapter
III, Section 8 of the City Charter.
D. B. HILL, Jr.
ARLO C. TUERS
Vote for Two
Mark (X) Between the Numlier arvd the Answer Voted For
Charter Amendment Submitted to the Voters by the
Council Pursuant to
An act to amend the Charter of the City of Mill City,
Oregon, by adding thereto a new section to be designated
as Chapter XI, Section 1, authorizing and providing for a
bond issue of general obligation serial bonds in the sum
of Seventy-five Thousand and no/100 Dollars ($75,000.00>
for street and drainage improvement purposes.
Yes. I vote for the amendment.
No. I vote against the amendment.
An act to amend the Charter of the City of Mill City,.
Oregon, by amending Chapter HI, Section 9, providing
for and making the elective office of Mayor.
Yes. I vote for the amendment.
No. I vote against the amendment.
An act to amend the Charter of the City of Mill City.
Oregon, by amending Chapter III, Section 6 to 12 and
adding a new section providing for and relating to the
appointive and elective officials, providing for the election
of a Mayor, City Recorder-Treasurer and Municipal
Judge, and qualifications of city officers and the quali
fications of voters.
Yes. I vote for the amendment.
No. I vote against the amendment.