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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 29, 1953)
T he MILL CITY
By DON PETERSON
Last week the Detroit dam began
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEW \Y TO THE HEART OE NATI RE'S EMPIRE
paying dividends to its owners—the
public—when it held back a tremend
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ous lake of water from entering the
flood waters of the Willamette as
they passed through Jefferson, Salem
and on down to Portland with the
attendant damage all along the way.
Congress would do well to put a rush
order on more of these valuable dams
TEXAS A »nd M TRACK STAR
throughout the country and put them
Idanha — Proceeds from the pie
OF NEDERLAND, TEXAS, STRICKEN
to work for the people. A big sign social held recently at the Idanha fire
AIITH POLIO AT THE AGE OF S,
INAS NEVER EXPECTED TO
should be installed above each of them hall totaled $270 toward the canyon
Mill City’s Mothers’ March bagged $313.90 for the polio
reading: "THIS ONE WE OWN—IT March of Dimes fund.
HAS PAID FOR ITSELF!”
Thursday night. Mrs. Melbourne Rambo, Mothers’
Twenty-six pies were donated for
March chairman, announced the total shortly after the
This week will find Mill City and
A show sponsored by the Detroit
porch-light fund gatherers reported to headquarters the
the surrounding communities "danc Women’s Civic club was presented
OF tAC ROE, N«.
made and collected in the cause against polio. Gates
ing for the March of Dimes polio Wednesday evening, January 28, at
polio division report $90.7$
fund” when the doors open for big the Detroit school gymnasium to raise
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received by the Mothers’
Roosevelt Birthday Ball in the Mill further money for the March of Dimes
City Bank building quarters formerly fund.
March in their community.
Title of the pictuie was
occupied by the Mill City Furniture “Mother Was a Freshman”, starring
Mill City’s Roosevelt Birthday ball.
store, this Saturday night, January Loretta Young.
HIGH JUMP EVENT
Saturday night, in the Mill City Bank
IN 1952 OLYMPICS
We can all be thankful that
building, is the next big event slated
I ¿- aces
WITH A LEAP OF
The last major event scheduled for
we are blessed in good health so that
in the interests of fighting polio-
the campaign will be the American
Detroit—Petitions and counter peti Mill City Lions club auxiliary will
we can dance. By turning out in full
Legion dance for the public in the
tions concerning operation of the De serve donuts, coffee and sandwiches
force we can help to guarantee that
gymnasium Saturday, January 31.
troit schools have created a tense during the dance for those who ex
we can always dance when we want
political atmosphere in the district haust themselves in dancing and fee il
to and not just sit on the sidelines
during the last two weeks.
and wish we were able to dance again
in need of refreshments. Musician»
The first petition signed by ap- from all parts of the North Santiam
as “in the old days”.
proximately 193 out of 300 adult resi canyon will donate their services for
Polio is one of our most crippling
dents, was presented to board mem the dance orchestra holding forth this«
enemies and it has not been very par
bers Bradford Humphrey and Frank Saturday night in the former quarter*
ticular whether it strikes rich or poor.
New and urged the dischaige of school of Mill City furniture store, across,
Many functions have been organized
superintendent O. J. White, a 13-year from the Dawes building in Mill City-
in the canyon area for the purpose given at the Community Methodist
Kellom’s grocery in Mill City gave
of aiding the National Foundation for church Sunday, February 1, under
Infantile Paralysis through the March direction of Virgil Rogers. Dr. George
Instead the board, according to J. half of tis profits for the day to the
W. Glasgow, one of the petitioners, March of Dimes drive. Not yet satis
of Dimes. The upper canyon area is Roseberry, district superintendent of
holding a dance at the Detroit school the Salem district of the Methodist
offered White a new contract for a fied, this same grocery plans doing;
gymnasium sponsored by the Detroit church, will speak and will direct
year and disapproved renewal con the same thing next Thursday. This
* A LONG-TERM. IRON LUNG PATIENT
attitude is but one of the many that
American Legion post, Saturday, Jan further plannnig for the new church.
tracts for four teachers.
SPENDS AN AVERAGE OF
Thb program scheduled to start at
The second petition, which is ex- as yet have not come to the public’s
H HOUKS A PAY IN THE LUNG /
Your dimes will grow into dollars 10:45 a.m. will consist the following:
j pected to equal the first in the num- attention, as the success of the Moth
to fight this dreaded disease—let’s all “Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep”,
I ber of signatures, merely urges the er's March would indicate.
Marion county polio campaign di
help by doing all we can to help the by orchestra; hymn by congregation;
school board to conduct its affairs as
it sees fit without being influenced rector Earl Bourland, states that
National Foundation finance its im- prayer and responsive reading, Rev.
Feenstra; a selection, "Whispering
county chapters have had the use of
by personal pressure groups.
Hope” by orchestra; a saxophone solo
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Reduction of the Detroit population 75 to 95 percent of every March of
because of completion of the Detroit Dimes dollar. This is true because of
If you are interested in learning by Jeanette Huffman; clarinet trio,
monies channeled back to them in the
more about the 20% surcharge added Bonnie and Michael Cruson and Glen
By MRS. S. T. MOORE
Rev. C. R. Brewer, pastor of the dam project would have reduced the
form of epidemic emergency aid.
to your light bills I wish to suggest I Julian; accordian and piano duet, Jean
Detroti—In response to an individ Free Methodist church announces a ,
Bourland states that 50 percent of
that you listen to radio station KGAL and David Prideaux; hymn by Junior ual request at a recent school board series of iecTures "and " pictures "to’bZ end °f the s< hoo> -' eal
the money raised here would be re
of Lebanon. They have been carry choir; selection, “Onward Christian meeting an itemized summary of bills , presented next week at his church by pointed out.
Meanwhile Humphrey, an army en tained locally for payment of local
ing on a fight to get an investigation Soldiers” by orchestra.
paid during the school years 1951-52 Dr. E
gineer on the Detroit dam project, patient care bills, or, in emergencies»
A saxophone duet by Ruthann Phil
from the state legislature, now in ses
and 1952-53 to date has been prepared.
has announced his intention of re- for use elsewhere. The other 50 per
sion in Salem, on the activities of lips and Virgil Rogers; accordion solo
Also requested was a detailed state
cent finances research, education and
signing from the board.
the office of the utility commissioner. by Kathryn Johnston; saxophone trio
ment of materials and labor used on
epidemic emergency aid" when chapter
In editorial comment today at about i by Cedi'. Bassett, Sherman Buell and
the Detroit school and gymnasium
treasuries dwindle under the load of
3:45 p.m. they issued challenges to Rogers; hymn by Junior choir; a se
patient care costs.
anyone to use their facilities to prove lection, “Metropolis Overture” by or buildings last summer and fall.
This statement indicates a total ex
All polio cases come under the Na-
that an audit had been made of costs chestra; Scripture reading, Rev. Feen
involved in the surcharge issue. The
Foundation checks on al cases; and
senate committee, they charge, has hymn by Junior choir; selection by and improvements, including 1409
said it is too busy to investigate. orchestra; and Benediction, the Dox- hours of labor at a cost of $3,208.30
North Santiam canyon was not for will pay all costs above insurance
and costs for materials and delivery
The radio station further charged ology.
got by ex-President Truman in his
all laboraotry checking.
that the commissioner's office has
A basket dinner will be served in charges totaling $1,830.32.
budget to Congress before leaving
The job included extensive remodel
set rates that are discriminatory both I the hall following the morning service,
office. Mentioned in Trumans’ budget
National Foundation of all polio cases.
in the past and at this time; that no j Dishes may be kept warm at the par ing to provide a high school shop and
message was Bonneville Power Ad
Pointing out that children under 15
surcharge is being added to residents sonage.
Persons attending are to storage room in the gymnasium, home
ministration’s recommendations for a
of age are polio’s main targets.
economics laboratory, science labora
of Springfield where the company has bring table service.
North Santiam valley substation, ten
Bourland, cited the annual distribu
tory, essential plumbing, twelve pio-
competition from a municipal owned
tatively slated for the Lyons area.
tion of some 40,000,000 copies •£
tective porches at entranceways to
power utility and that normal rates
Bonneville Power Administration’s
“Polio Precautions” to school children,
the school and repairs on the Kjm-
are lower there than in other areas
southwest area facilities serving
as evidence of the intelest which the
served by the same utility, as a result
southwest Washington and western National Foundation for Infantile
of discriminatory rulings from the
All bills are duly submitted and
and central Oregon are allotted $15,- Paralysis has in the nation’s younger
office of the utility commissioner.
600,000 in Truman’s budget message
The Womans’ council of the Chris reviewed by the three school board
Why is it that the senate committee
asking $55,200,000 for construction in
tian church met Wednesday at the members who must vote to pay them
DR. ROZELLA DOUGLAS
Bourland informed Mill City’s two
does not wish to investigate?
the Pacific northwest, recently an
home of Mrs. Gladys Chance.
Radio station KGAL of Lebanon is president, Mrs. Elmer Shaw, con
A review of the Detroit school audit turer, and world traveler to the gen nounced by W. E. Trommershausen, Bobs, Messrs. Veness and Wingo»
March of Dimes stalwarts, that “The
to be complimented for their efforts ducted the devotional and presided at report for the period of July 1, 1951 eral public. The pictures were taken southwest area manager.
pattern of polio in the last five years
to secure justice for the people in the the business meeting.
To bring McNary power into the
little room for optimism in re
area they serve.
Israel, sponsored by the Israel foreign upper and middle secton of the Will
completed for a 'ground-hog’ lunch to of the district to be in order.
spect to the summer months ahead
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Included in the audit, which was
amette valley, two facilities are pro
be served Monday, February 2 from
I was rather rudely shocked to 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the church base made by certified public accountants | "The tour,” according to Rev. Brew- posed. The first is a 230,000-volt and it behooves all of us to provide
the sinews of resistance through the
read a January 16 release from Roger ment.
selected by county officials, are these er, "gave opportunity to study the transmission line from Detroit dam
professional skills made possible by
W. Babson's financial bureau in which
Work accomplished included the words: ‘The records of the district' political, national, labor, war and re via Santiam to Albany to serve a the March of Dimes.”
he discusses the stock market since
ligious outlook of this new democracy. major step-down substation being con
sponsoring of a painting project of clerk were excellent."
Blue Birds, Camp Fire Girls and
the “appointment of so many success
All summaries and records men- In visiting the sacred shrines, oppor- structed at Albany for the purpose Boy Scouts pitched in on the Mothers’
the basement floor, and the serving
ful businessmen to high offices” and
of the banquet at the recent Conven tioned are in the Detroit school office tunity-was given for the study of Old of reinforcing all of the existing
pointing out that naturally the stock tion on Wheels of the Churches of where they will be available to any- Testament prophecy particularly that transmission facilities at that ponit. March that pioved a profitable one
hour’s work in the polio fight, Thurs
market is climbing to new highs. The
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night. The youngstets’ jars and
report goes on to say, "Have these
containers filled up rapidly as dozens
Republicans bought for investment or
of fast-flying feet moved from home
to sell again soon at a profit? Frank
to home in Mill City.
ly, I do not know, but my guess is the
March of Dimes Dance
At Detroit, Jan. 31
March of Dimes Campaign
Booming, Dance Saturday
Facts About Polio
Lyons Church Plans
Detroit School Funds Palestine Lectures and
Shown As Excellent’ Pictures Here Feb. 1
In BPA Budget
Christian Church Women
Plan 'Ground-Hog’ Lunch
latter. If so, when these friends of
the big shots begin to sell, who will
be the buyers? A stock market can
tumble from present prices as fast as
it can climb. After Hoover's election
in 1928 the Industrial Averages went
up 100 points within 10 months, but
then fell Ua> k over 100 points in only
The Babson report goes on to say,
“Technically, the stock market is now
in a sound position, . . ” however,
he further states, “The sad truth is
that the present period of prosperity
has not been built upon honest work
and savings. It has been built on
borrowed money, much of which has
been spent on useless war.” This is
where I wish to differ with Mr. Bab
son's report. Who is going to say
that the labor of millions of working
people has not been “honest' and that
the billions of dollars used to buy
U.S. Savings bonds were not “sav
ings”, much of it savings fro
working people of this nation,
honest work of honest workini
and women that made it possi
perform miracles of producti
through the last war and to thi
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Smalley Arrested for
Albert Smalley of Terrebonne, was
arrested by Deschutes county sheriff
Ray Johnson, Saturday, on a charge
of having attempted the rape of a
•Mill City woman several weeks ago
in Mill City.
Marion county officers will return
him to this county where he will be
brought before Justice of the Peace
Walter H. Bell in Stayton for further
300,000 Polio Victims
You could row a boat right up the main street of the old town
ef Detroit th»« week as the big reservoir behind Itetroit dam backed
waters over the former townsite. Arrow points to spit of land jut-
ting out into Ijike Detroit where once thriving logging and con
struction community stood. The townsite began to submerge when
water level reached 260 feet at Detroit dam. (Photo courtesy Statesman)
It is estimated that close to 300,000
people have been victims of polio since
1938, enough people to populate any
one of the citie. of Birmingham, Jer
sey City, or Toledo, Ohio. Four out
of five natients need and receive fi
nancial help from the March of Dimes.
ill City Timberwoives Vs. Jefferson Lions, Feb. 3