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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 8, 1953)
T he MILL CITY
By DON PETERSON
Wednesday night of this week the
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATI RES EMPIRE
North Santiani Chamber of Commerce
met at the Sublimity fire hall for its
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MILL CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1953
Vol. IX—No. 2
first meeting of the new year at the
call of Fred A. Lindemann, Lyons,
president, and L. G. Wright, Stayton,
secretary. The meeting turned out to
be a renewed effort at gaining new
life and produced a total of 56 present
with all parts of the North Santiam
canyon area being well represented.
Marion County State Representa
tive Mark Hatfield was an invited
guest and spoke at some length on
legislative problems to come before
the coming session of the Oregon
By MRS. S. T. MOORE
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Detroit- Probably no community in
the state looks back on the year 1952
Questions of interest to the resi
as one of such drastic changes as it
dents of this area were discussed with
marked for the little city of Detroit
Representative Hatfield and in partic
; in the North Santiam canyon.
ular the game laws of the state and
The original old town, dating back
the logging regulations enforced as a
■ to the 1880’s in historian’s records,
result of the fire hazards of the pa-t
was completely wiped out during the
season. Objections were raised that
past year when approximately ninety
forest closures were enforced when it
per cent of the citizens were forced
would have been possible to operate
"hoot-owl” crews while the humidity
Undisturbed by the upheaval were
was low enough for safe logging
a few homes established in earlier
operations. As a result many hours
Santiam Memorial Hospital, Stayton, pictured above, is slated to open in February when interior work is completed. Located on a hill
years on “high ground”, above the
top, the $.300.000 hospital commands a view of Stayton’s housetops and church spires, and the now snow-capped Cascade Mountains. The
of valuable working time were lost
34-bed hospital is a project of the North Santiam canyon area which it will serve. It will be the only hospital along the route between
water line for the Detroit reservoir
while loggers were kept out of the
Salem and Bend.
(Photo courtesy The Statesman)
which necessitated the evacuation. To
woods because of the enforced closure
these families the change meant
to hunters and loggers alike. It was
greater convenience as business estab
pointed out that while most of the
lishments and the post office were
daylight hours were combustible and
built conveniently near.
hunting could not be allowed it was
Centered around the site selected
safe for logging operations in the
for the new Detroit school which was
early daylight hours known as the
Detroit—March of Dimes collection
John Muir became Mill City’s new built by the army engineers to ac
for the Detroit-Idanha area will be
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at last Wednesday's council commodate the influx of students
sponsored by the Idanha American
meeting in the city council chambers from construction families, the city
C. E. "Pink” Mason’s service sta Legion.
Representative Hatfield p .Inted out
now occupies a level stretch of ground
tion in Mill City was broken into early
the weaknesses of the present system
Appointed to head the committee as the council met for its annual re
Next Tuesday, January 13, at 7:30 Saturday morning and some $600.00 are Mrs. Alene Kettleson and Miss organization meeting.
Muir takes south of the Breitenbush bridge along
of commissions controlling many of
over from Wm. Green who has served the lake shoreline.
our state functions where their fields p.m. at the Mill City high school in goods were stolen.
Many attractive homes are being
in that post the past year. Muir was
of activity overlapped such as the auditorium the much-publicized and
Mason carries a complete line of j
as owners industriously
state forest service and the game
fishing tackle and assorted sporting
commission, both appointed by the “Mr. Texas,” will be shown here spon goods as well as products usually
Bob Hill Jr. and Arlo Tuers are prepare to "settle down” now that
governor and both making various sored by Mill City Ministerial asso- stocked by service stations.
new members of the council taking the long-anticipated change has taken
It is a Christian western | thieves got at the equipment by break
rules and regulations that sometimes 1 ciation.
seats vacated by Green and Al Toman place.
The Detroit Church of Christ is
throw hunting or logging activities filmed in color and released by the ing the front door after failing to
Sr. Hill was named street commis
into chaos. He stated further that Billy Graham Evangelistic Films, Inc. make entrance through the door of
sioner and Tuers drew the police com firmly established in the new town
site, an example of the determination
The star of the picture, Redd the rest room.
the governor was powerless to order
Mrs. Harriet M. Reid, 70, departed missioner’s post. Dave Reid and Lee
religious-minded citizens will display
closure without first getting either
Two service station burglaries of 1 this life while in her home in Mill Knowles holdover members of the
the secretary of state or the state his leading role in the film, Redd por-j last Saturday, one at Mill City and City, Sunday, January 4. A long ill council along with Muir were assigned in the face of serious obstacles.
Detroit-Idanha high school is now
trays a Twentieth Century Texas cow
treasurer to agree on the move.
one at Aumsville, weTe cleared up ness finally took its toll of her life. the posts of sanitation commissioner well along in its first year of oc
Many times the loggers are put boy, rodeo riding and all—and for Tuesday with the arrest of three Mrs. Reid had been a resident of this and vice chairman, respectively.
cupying the school building jointly
to a great deal of expense of placing Redd Harper that part required very young men in Vancouver, Wash., i community for 14 years.
with the grade children, and from re
watchmen on guard at gates to forest little “acting” he just portrayed him police have reported.
J Dr. D. W. Reid came to Mill City from
ports it is proving to be a satisfactory
land to keep hunters out during pe
Representatives of the Marion coun Kansas in 1938.
riods of the day when hunting was Texas, he spent much of his life right
Mrs. Reid was born in Adamsbor-
ty sheriff’s office and state police, who
A beginning was made before the
extremely dangerous. Even when they in the great southwest. But between
ough, Ind., April 17, 1882. Mrs. Reid
close of the year toward landscaping
had .posted their lands with “no hunt those early days in the southwest, and
Mil) City Disposal Service will cart the school grounds, a project begun
the youths as Gary Glen Blegan, 20; was a member of the Presbyterian
ing” signs after the closure order his return to Texas to make the pic-|
church. She is survived by her hus away that unwanted Christmas tree by the Deanha PTA and further sup
had been lifted by the governor, ture, Redd toured the United States—
band, Dr. David W. Reid, who is seri Saturday, January 17.
The trees ported by the school board, and one
non Ray Cranfill, 18.
many of the wooded areas were still and certain other parts of the world
ously ill in a Portland hospital; two i must be placed near the road or on which will add much to the beauty of
combustible and subject to great fire —quite thoroughly.
burglaries of the C. E. “Pink” Mason sons, David M. and John W. Reid and the curb so that they may be easily the city.
danger. The reason the loggers are
It was music that took Redd back
service station and the Crandle garage three grandchildren, David W. Reid II, picked up, according to Leonard Her
The year 1952 also marked the in
so jealous of the right to enter their and forth across America, and it was
at Aumsville early Saturday. Seven Frances Reid and John W. Reid Jr. man. He desires to haul trees separ stallation of the dial telephone system
lands is two-fold, since a fire means the U.S. Coast Guard that took him i
tires taken from the Crandle garage Mrs. E. C. Standish, Estacada, is an ately because they pile up too fast in the Detroit-Idanha area.
loss of valuable timber and labor and back and forth across the Pacific dur
when loaded with regular garbage.
and a considerable amount of auto aunt of the deceased.
Detroit organizations, including the
secondly the state laws require the ing World War II.
Herman, manager, in announcing community club and women’s civic
motive supplies taken from the Mill
Funeral services were held Wednes
owner of the land to pay the cost
After returning from the service, City station were recovered.
day, January 7, at 2 p.m., at the home this special pickup of Christmas club, look forward to the possibility
of fighting the fire if one starts on Redd began singing western music,,
Cranfill was returned and lodged of the deceased. Rev. George Swift trees, continues an annual extra serv of a community center to be erected
and in January, 1948. he began his. in Albany jail on a Linn county war had charge of the rites. Interment ice he has extended to the Mill City
on a lot donated for that purpose.
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broadcast of “Redd Harper’s Holly-1 rant charging him with burglarizing was in the Salem Mausoleum.
In August of 1952 Detroit became
Solutions suggested were that the wood Roundup” over the Armed Mason's station.
A Marion county
an incorporated city, and as such is
state be divided into three or four Forces Network.
With a potential warrant charging burglary of the
endeavoring to attend to the needs
areas with a game commission in listening audience of 100,000,000 per Aumsville garage will be filed this
of the residents in street improve-
charge of each composed of one mem
week, deputies said.
I ment, street lighting, a fire protection
ber from the forest service, one from , of the most popular programs on the
Meanwhile Blegan and Robb were
. plan and an assured water supply.
the game commission and one fcom network.
taken to Lyle, Wash., to face burglary
The old Detroit ranger station was
the loggers, who would set hunting
Redd’s introduction to Christian charges there, officers said.
abandoned in the early months-of the
and fishing seasons and order forest service came with a decision to live
past year and new headquarters two
closures for hunting and loggers a« his life for God, made during a meet
miles west of town were occupied by
ing of the Hollywood Christian group,
forest service personnel.
Another solution suggested was to where professional actors and ac-
The year 1952 will be recorded in
place t*>e setting of hunting season« | tresses gather for prayer and Bible
Detroit history as one of great ac-
under the forest service so that proner i study. Since that night. Redd has
Citizens who took
regulations could be mad«> that would composed several Christain songs, in
part in rebuilding the city look for
be safe for hunting and logging a« cluding “I’m a Happy, Happy Chris
ward to a bright future in its growth
the humidity conditions nermit.
tian," "Walkin’ and Talkin' With month the Marion County Health de
and development as a business and
It wa« argued that imnroner closure Jesus.” "Show Me the Way,” “A
orders on the logging industry wa« Quiet Time.” and his latest song, fea ference with immunization for infants
placing a hardship on the livelihood tured in “Mr. Texas.” and apparently
of workers in the woods while hunt headed for great popularity with the Mill City elementary school from
ing seasons were set that gave priv ' Gospel singers—“Each Step of the 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. January 13 is
the date for this month.
ileges to hunters not granted to the Way.”
“During the winter months com
workers, necessitating expensive pe
When Billy Graham and director
troling o' forest lands by owner« to Dick Ross began their search for the municable disease are more preva
Lawrence E. Poole, son of Mr. and
protect their property from fire haz j right actor for the lead in “Mr. lent,” according to Mrs. Effie Cole, I
Mrs. James E. Poole, recently was
I Texas,” every effort led them straight Marion county public health nurse.
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promoted to sergeant while serving
“No child need have diphtheria, ■
I to Redd Harper. Everyone is cordi
in Korea with the 7th Infantry Di
The chamber passed a motion to ally invited to see his picture and him whooping cough or smallpox. These
name a committee to wait upon the . in person. A free will offering will diseases can be prevented by complete 1
Since making the amphibious land
immunization. Some time in January I
governor and the legislative game be taken.
ing at Inchon in the fall of 1950, the
the school child will be urged to have
committee to seek changes in laws
President-elect Eisenhower meets 1953 March of Dimes Poster
7th has seen action in every sector
immunization done by the family i
and regulations that would be bene
Girls Pamela (left) and Patricia O'Neil, of Raleic-h, N. C.
of the Korean fighting.
physician or the public health depart- l
ficial to all parties concerned. The
NEW YORK CITY—President they’re completely recovered from
World War II veterans will remem
ment,” concluded Mrs. Cole.
chamber recognizes that this area has
elect Dwight D. Eisenhower called polio, thanks to the generosity of
this same division joined in the
only two principle sources of revenue,
on the American public to support the He American
assault landing on Okinawa in April
urged all Americans "to
REVENUE BUREAU CHANGES
that is, logging and recreation, and
the 1953 March of Dimes being help the others like them by join
Army Pvt. James O. Richmond, son
1945 and drove from the west to the
therefore the necessity of regulations
The recent re-organization of the
conducted throughout the nation ing the March of Dimes.”
east coast on the first day. It en
that will perpetuate both are neces
Bureau of Internal Revenue abolished
during all of January.
is now serving with the 51st Signal the office of Collector of Internal Rev- I
gaged in a savage 51-day battle in
sary for our economy.
He joined in the annual appeal girls in making a short film which
| the hills of southern Okinawa until
after meeting the two Raleigh, is being shown by television sta
Hatfield pointed out that the tourist Battalion in Korea.
enue and created the office of Direc- j
N.C., sisters who are pictured on tions throughout the nation
| the island was secure.
The oldest Signal Battalion in the tor of Internal Revenue, in its stead.
industry has reached a position of
the 1953 March of Dimes poster.
This year's March of Dimes
A squad leader in Company C of
Hereafter ail remittances tendered I
third place in income for the state Army, the 51st furnishes telephone
They are Patricia. 6, and flve- follows the all-time record polio
the 17th Infantry Regiment, Poole
and thus the game commission has and very high frequency radio serv in payment of internal revenue taxes [
year-old Pamela O’Neil, both of epidemic of 1952 in which more
whom were stricken with polio than 55.000 were stricken. At the
I entered the Army in September 1951.
not felt too concerned with the log ice for the I Corps.
should be payable to Director of Tn-'
-inning of 1953, there were
but now are recovered completely.
He holds the Combat Infantryman
gers' problems when it came to set- i A field wireman in Company B of temal Revenue.
"It’s hard to believe that these M.000 polio victims of former
Korean Service Ribbort with
ting up hunting seasons and regula the 51st, Richmond entered the Army
are the same little girls whose years still undergoing treatment,
I one campaign star and the UN Serv-
JOIN THE M ARC H OF DIMES
tions pertaining to open and clo«ed last June. He arrived in Korea early
pictures are on the March of with financial help from local
Dimes poster,” he noted. “Now March of Dimes chapter^.
1 ice Ribbon.
hunting seasons in the state.
talk discussed m
Here Jan. 13
Pink’ Mason Station
Detroit-Idanha March of
Dimes Legion Sponsored
John Muir Chosen
Mill City Mayor
Mrs. Harriet M. Reid
Christmas Trees Will Be
Picked Up January 17
Eisenhower Urges Nation
Support March of Dimes
Scheduled Jan. 13
Lawrence E. Poole
Pvt. James 0. Richmond
Serving in Korea
Mill City Timberwolves Face Gates Pirates Here, Tuesday, Jan. 13