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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 4, 1952)
THE MILL CITY
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By DON PETERSON
It now appears that the city council
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will decide to seek a ruling from the ,
state attorney general or some other 1
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authority regarding the legality of
the passage at the second election.
The initiative was defeated at Tues
day’s election, after both measuies
were passed by a large majority in I
the November 4 balloting. Many are
f the opinion that the second election
was illegal and that the first results |
on November 4 will have to stand.
In order to remove doubt a ruling will
be necessary, according to some mem- .
bers of the council. The ordinance;
asked for the election of the mayor,,
while the initiative called for the 1
election of all officers of the city.
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Paul Smith, our Oregon Walking
Man, has been busy taking care of
the Fairview cemetery during the
Mill City voters rendered a second decision on the
past week by burning off grass and
matter of selecting their mayor, municipal judge and
rubbish that has accumulated.
recorder. Tuesday’s special city election results disclose
reports that a number of the lots
that the voters now want only their mayor elected. The
have heavy shrubbery growing on
important matter of the bond issue for street drainage
them that need trimming very badly ;
got a voter “no”.
and that they should be trimmed or ,
have someone commissioned to care
The vote on the ordinance
for them. Paul has been loyal in |
the Mill City char
taking care of this cemetery and
ter in such a manner that
owners of lots should help in every
the people vote for their
way possible to keep and maintain its
The joint meeting of the American mayor in a popular election
Legion and the la'gion Auxiliary was
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was 122 “yes” and 66 “no”.
held November 29th at 8:30 p.m. with
“Sparky” Ditter stepped into the
The companion measure amending
local limelight Monday night of this
Stewart presiding, Final plans for the charter so that the mayor, mu
week when he carried home the first
the Christmas party were made. The nicipal judge and recorder would be
This view made a mile east of Detroit dam shows a small lake above the dam. With the coming of winter and
prize for having shot the heaviest
party will be held on December 14th i elected in a popular election failed
blacktail deer this hunting season.
5:30 p.m. at the Legion hall and I with a vote of 93 “yes” and 99 “no”.
The prize was awarded by the North
The bond issue of general obligation
it will be for the Legion members
Santiam Sportsmen club at their
bonds in the sum of $75,000.00
meeting in Stayton Monday evening.
will be pot luck and the Legion will was voted down, 90 “yes” and 108
“Sparky” got a 200-lb. buck for his
provide the turkeys needed for the "no”. This bond issue was inspirod
entry. “Sparky” operates the Mean
by a move for general street improve
der Inn tavern in Linn county. This
There will be a special meeting on ment in Mill City.
Sunday afternoon he announces the
Lawrence Brown, Lyons, son-in-law Dec. 8th for the Auxiliary.
___ ' D. B. Hill. Jr., and Arlo C. Tuers
start of Shuffleboard elimination
of Charles Clifton, died at 1:30 a.m. special meeting will be for the pur- were elected councilmen, Tuesday in
this morning, (Thursday) from a head pose of sacking candy which Santa the special election. Several write-in
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injury suffered when his automobile ' will need for the children at our party. I votes were tabulated by election offi-
My family and I spent the holidays
slipped off a jack, while he was work- All auxiliary members are asked to I ciala.
Don Jenkins, Gladys Mason,
in Portland visiting friends over the
I ing under it Wednesday.
attend this meeting at the Legion hall Carl Kelly, Albert Toman Sr., Harold
weekend. Coming home Sunday eve
Wednesday morning the highway i He suffered a blow on the head and
i Kliewer and Eleanor Roosevelt each
at 8 p.m.
ning abo' • sir o’clock the highway
department took down roadway bar- , was taken to the doctor at Mill City
I received recognition by Mill City’s
was lined all the way from Portland
riers on both ends of the new bridge ¡where stitches weie taken in his head
to Salem with almost a solid line of
over the Little North Santiam river l cuts, but he lived only a short time Yanks” will be placed in all the local
traffic headin«’ toward "o't’.and, and
Tuesday's election was an out-
stores and cafes. Gifts for the Yanks
and allowed the first traffic on high afterward. He was 21.
many likewise going toward Salem.
(Send your letters early for next way 222 to use the new bridge.
is an annual Christmas project taken growth of the November 4th ballot.
He had been working recently with on by the Legion. The money goes The same two measures regarding the
It was raining almost all the way week's letters to Santa.)
Approaches on both ends of the his father-in-law and brothers-in-law
enough to require the windshield
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for Christmas gifts for all the vet popular election of mayor, municipal
bridge wheie paved last week by high in a wood business. Just six weeks
wiper’s continuous use.
erans in the veterans hospitals in judge and recorder appearing on
way construction crews.
Shoulder ago he was called for army service,
Tuesday’s ballot were on the Novem
The point I wish to make is the
Please bring me a Big doll. Please market s and stop signs have been in
, but rejected because of poor vision.
ber ballot. November 4 the citizens
serious abuse of the use of headlights bring me a ironing and board.
stalled by the highway maintenance
Mr. Brown and his wife, Anita,
by travelers along the highway. It
JUDY GL'IER, 3 years, crews during the past week and the
erans gifts to give to their families. decided that both measures were
survives him, had been married
seemed to me that nearly half of the
Mill City center strip was ready and waiting
Mrs. Stewart, president of the auxil worthwhile and gave them a large
' about two years. There are no chil- iary wishes to thank all the members majority. Tuesday's results reflected
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cars we met had headlights on bright
for the coming of traffic.
and kept them on bright or else had Dear Santa:
for their contribution to this cause. a change in thinking. More than 400
The bridge contractors have com
Funeral arrangements have not
their dimmers set up so high that they
Please bring me a big big doll and
All members are reminded to bring voters favored electing the mayor,
pleted the installation of railings on yet been made.
The parents, Mr.
< aused a glare on our windshield that a pair of glasses.
gift for the gift exchange. The municipal judge and recorder on No
both sides of the bridge and all that and Mrs. Orey Brown of Long Beach,
vember 4. Only 122 Mill City voters
make it very difficult to see the loca
DELORES ANN WESTGAARD
remains of the bridge construction Wash., are expected to arrive today. p price of the gift is not to exceed 25c favored electing a mayor Tuesday,
tion of the roadway and the center
Grade 2, Mill City.
was the removal of underpinning sup
December 2. Tuesday's balloting also
line was literally invisible all the
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Woman, or Boy, Girl.
ports used during construction. These
showed that 93 citizens were still for
After the meeting everyone enjoyed
will all be removed in a few days
electing all three. 202 ballots were
I noticed paiticularly that the cars
Please bring me a new doll.
the spaghetti dinner and we wish to
and the river bottom deaied of con
cast in Tuesday’s voting.
traveling in front of us did much the
GLENDA LOGAN. 5.
At the city council meeting Wednes
same thing as I did when a paiticu-
for cooking the spaghetti, and all
Here in Mill City traffic has been
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day evening the council canvassed the
iarly bright light blinded me — and i
members who helped in serving.
re-routed from the famous Baldock
vote cast in Tuesday's election and
Because of the nature of the pro-1
that was instinctively to pull toward Dear Santa:
Enough coffee bands have been re-
found no changes in the above record
the light to the point where we were - Please bring KAThy a doll. 4 years hill which now has a stop sign at its gram, the next meeting of the I*TA
ceived for the coffee maker and it of the vote. It will probably be six
KATHY BOROUGHS, top before entering the new highway, will be held at the grade school gym
nearly riding the center line when it old.
will be on hand for the Christmas
months before another drainage and
Mill City to the left taking traffic up Alder rather than at the high school audi
would become visible again after j
according to Mrs. Stewart. (
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The meeting will be held
street improvement election can be
meeting a bright set of lights.
The Auxiliary hopes everyone who
turning toward the new highway December 10th at 8 p.m.
called, so that program is very def
The other side of Woodburn we Dear Santa:
has been saving the bands will con- i
Please bring me a doll and a cradle. making an entrance in front of The
This meeting is to be a Christmas tinue to save them for the Rebekahs initely delayed another year.
came upon an accident where at least
Enterprise office where a stop sign
I Several new lights have been or
musical program. Second grade chil
a couple of cars were involved—was
has been placed. A stop sign has dren will bring music of the church. 1 who wish to get a coffee maker in the dered placed along the new route of
that accident caused by blinding head- [
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been placed on Alder street directing The grade school band will bring same manner.
the highway and will be placed as
lights? I don’t know, but I felt lucky
traffic going east to stop before en-
fast as the proper location can ba
in getting home without an accident
tei ing the highway approach on NW
Please bring my Friend a doll.
ascertained. A committee will prob-
be group singing of Christmas songs
Coming out from
I like you Santa.
ably be appointed after the first of
which will be the music in the com
Salem I trier! to get some of the cars
The stop sign at the foot of Abler munity.
the year to make a survey of all street
traveling with "bright” lights to dim
street near the Dawes building has
lighting in the city.
Each one attending is asked to'
and almost invariably they would
“Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer”
Grade 2, Mill City. been removed. The short cut con bring a white elephant gift for the
flash an extremely bright light back
technicolor cartoon story of Rudolph's
necting Alder street and the new gift exchange during the evening.
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at me, while their already "dimmed” i
Christmas Eve adventute with Santa
highway north of the Dawes building
lights w-ere blinding' my vision.
Claus, will be shown at the Mill City
Please bring me a bicycle and a now has a stop sign for both direc
I believe the state laws cover the
Theatre at the children's matinee this
condition of lights on automobiles
Saturday, and also at the regular
Grade 2, Mill City.
sufficiently. It would appear that it
Thursday, Friday and Saturday night
is time for the highway police to
Idanha Fire of undetermined ori
shows, according to Bob Veness,
run systematic checks on the condition Dear Santa:
Detroit — The annual Christmas theatre manager.
gin claimed the recently remodeled
Please bring me,a Dr. set and a
of car lights so that “dimmed” lights
home and possessions of the Julian
party of the Detroit Women’s Civic |
club will be held Wednesday, Dec. 17, | The cartoon features the well known Rudy family near Idanha Tuesday
are not set so high as to blind other big big ball.
song and poem by Robert L. May.
Grade 2, Mill City.
traffic. This condition does not pre
at Marion Forks lodge, beginning at
evening between 10 and 11 p.m.
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vail or cause the blinding effects while
The public relations dinner of the
The two bedroom home and its coa-
it is not raining, but when the high Dear Santa:
Toastmistress club will be held De members are invited to attend, each
tents, many of which were new fur-
Please bring me a tricycle,
way is wet and windshields are wet
cember 11 at 7 p.m. in the recreation taking a gift.
nishings, were a complete loss, Tke
MIKEY LOGAN, 3. room of the Presbyterian church.
I believe this abuse of headlights is a
Carol singing, games and refresh
family pet dog which was shut in the
very ser.ous hazard.
Vera Hathaway will give the invo ments have been planned by the com
died in the fire.
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Barney Johnson suffeied
Checking of automobiles headlights
Louise Palmer will have mittee in charge, Mrs. Zetta Schlador,
Mr. and Mrs. Rudy were in Port
should be required by authorized Dear Santa:
"table topics”. Toastmistress will be Mrs. Ellen Humphrey and Mrs. Au- i sever facial lacerations last Friday land at the time of the tragedy. Their
Please bring me a big, big horse.
when an electric drill which he was
checking stations at least once a
Pat Wingo, and Alene Steffy will drey Layman.
only son. Gene, 15, who has been at
DONNA HURD, Grade 2
operating slipped, gashing his face so
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give the background and aims of
home earlier in the evening was at
badly that seventeen stitches were
tending a basketball game at the De
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required to close the wound.
Edna Hutcheson will lead a skit
troit school when the fire struck. He
He is reported to be making satis was unable to explain the source of
on parliamentary procedure assisted
factory progress at home.
the fire since there had been no fire
CAROL STEWART, by Mabel Nelson, Casey Chaney, of the Gates area, who recently cele
Mrs. Pat Patterson suffered bruises burning in the house.
brated his 98th birthday, suffered
Mill City Frostina Nesbitt and Edith Means.
Gene spent the night with the Ray
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President June Miley will preside injuries two weeks ago when he and shock when she fell from a car
and guest of honor will be Hazel slipped and fell while working in his while being driven home from Salem Watkins family. He had nothing but
following a jury hearing last week.
the clothes he wore to the game.
Loomis of Portland, International yard.
Pleae bring me Dr set.
No estimate of the loss was avail
A door of the car flew open while
director of the northwest region, who
No apparent injuries were suffered
Mill City will serve as evaluator. Guests will at the time but several days later Mrs. Patterson was leaning again-t able pending the Rudy's return from
it. She is reported to be recovering. Portland.
include the husbands.
he was confined to his bed.
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Voters Reject Drainage,
Street Improvement Bends
D. B. Hill Jr. and Arlo ‘luers
Elected* New Council Members
At Tuesday’s Voting; Election
Of Mayor Only Decreed.
letters To Santa
Lawrence Brown, 21,
Dies From Injuries
Next Meeting Mill
City PTA, Dec. 10
Rudolph, the Red Nosed
Reindeer’ at Theatre
Plans Public Meet
Julian Rudy Home
Destroyed by Fire
Annual Christmas Party
Scheduled for Dec. 17
Two Idanha Residents
Suffer Painful Injuries
L T. Henness Confined