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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1953)
By DON PETERSON
In the “Editorial Comments” col
umn this week we print an editorial,
Advance Agents of Tyranny,’ from
the Oregon Statesman that it seems
to me we should all read at least once.
It is startling, the opinions revealed
in this editorial of the training our
students are getting in public schools
of today. Perhaps some of the ideas
expressed by these students are the
fault of the parents as well as the
schools, but it seems important that
■we all take action to correct this type
of thinking of our young people.
Is the study of our Constitution and
the Bill of Rights carried out thor
oughly in our schools? Is an educa
tional program carried out that will
teach our children their basic rights
under our Constitution? When 58% j
of those high school students polled
believe that police are justified in |
using the “third degree” to make a '
T he MILL CITY
MILL CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1953
Vol. IX—No. 1»
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$2.50 a Year, 1(L. a Copy
Drawing Room Class
By RECHARD LEVEL
as told to Delos Hoeye
As I was on my way to the Rec
Room for a coke the other day the
high school basement w-as filled with
voices. Most I couldn’t recognize but
Al Ward’s was unmistakable. The
voices were coming from the draw
ing room. Now, I wondered, why do
they talk so much in drawing class?
Since my curiosity is a th.ng not to
be ignored I hesitated but a moment
before knocking on the door.
man talk, then it certainly is a horri door opened and I fell in.
In most class rooms a visitor is
fying thought as to just what our next
generation will do when they take cause to give students and teacher a
over the job of running our govern pause. A visitor is usually paid some
ment. Is this trend of thinking going attention. But not here. I stopped
to create more “Joe McCarthys” who the instructor on his next round of
believe that they can freely accuse the class and asked if I might look
men and women of being disloyal around to see what was
without ever proving such accusa With a nod from him I
On Tom Kanoff’s board there
Has the past few years of living
with our McCarthys and Eulton Lewis a sketch of a house. Rather intri
Jrs. been producing such thinking cate. Tom said it was his dieam
The giant reservoir behind Detroit Dam climbed to a new high on the walls of the Santiam Canyon over
among the students who are growing house. And then 1 was lost in an
weekend, and it still had 12 feet to go before it reached its summertime peak. Recreational facilities are
up to be the future citizens of thsi explanation of house planning and
peeled to expand rapidly on Oregon's newest lake.
(Photo courtesy The Statesman)
great country. They have been mak
ing it popular to destroy our respect places and foundations.
for government officials by referring reasonably intelligent creature I got
to them as “little men” and making the idea right away that the class was
reference to high government officials studying architecture and house plan
in derisive ways until today many ning.
have been lead to believe that our gov
Dick Ficker and Mauiie Child weie
Detroit—With the spring rains, and
Detroit—Detroit-Idanha high school
Detioit Here’s your chance, kids,
ernment is full of communists and busy drawing plans for their future I
the melting of the snow in higher students will appear in a thrilling to get in on a little fun. Don't cost
disloyal men and women.
homes while across the table Chuck
elevations the Detroit reservoir is 3-act mystery play, “The Skeleton much either.
25e will buy a ticket
We Americans have been used to Kuhlman was designing a mansion
lapidly filling up.
Walks”, on Friday evening, May 1 making you eligible to enter the
living under the Constitution and the
“Trout Derby”, sponsored by the Fra
The old town of Detroit is complete at the school gymnasium.
Bil lof Rights for many years and do frau liking to have room to swing a
ly submerged and the water hus 1 The cast of ten will weave a situa ternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary.
not believe that anyone can be con
backed up into the North Santiam tion of suspense and comedy in a
The derby is in effect now, and will
victed by stories in the newspapers
Jack Melting was deep in the study
river about a mile beyond old Detroit setting in a lonely island house where close May 10th.
but that is the only method used in of half a dozen house plans, seeking
(old Dicky ranch).
eerie sounds, a walking skeleton and
Tickets may be obtained at business
the present tiend toward McCarthy an ideal layout for his nightma
a deaf mute contribute to building an establishments in Detroit and Idanha,
ism. I wonder if that trend toward pardon me—dream home. And would
exciting climax for the audience.
or from Auxiliary members.
fascism has not been fostered by the you pipe the dream of Don Nesbitt. bridge it is just below the cut, approx
Miss Kazuko Inuzuka and Mrs.
irresponsible accusations made by Mc I He certainly does things with a flou-
Trout will be measured for length
For this year the maintaining level Evelyn Gearhart are faculty diiectors. only at Stout’s service statiAn, in D»-
Carthy and the publicity artistry of ' rish. His drawing showed patio and
The cast includes the following troit.
Fulton Lewis Jr.?
terrace and gardens and lawns around will be 1525 (normally 1567).
Of the six remaining buildings at students and their roles:
• ♦ *
a house virtually built of glass.
In case of a tie there will be a
Robert Lady in the part of Dr. J drawing.
Al Ward was designing an imple Mongold, the last four are being torn
Sen. Wayne Morse has made a new
record for Oregon when he joined in ment shed - a pla e to keep his jeep , down, plumbing and other salvageable Harold Fusig; Edna Golden as Elaine
Prize for the longest tiout will be
Blair; Marla Vickers as Mrs. Madge a belt fly box containing a dozen and
the fight to stop the oil tidelands and all the contrivances that go with materials removed.
Families living there will move into Embrey; Donald Snyder as Bobby Em a half flies, tied by Emma Rhodes.
"give-away” program of the Republi- it. As I stopped to look he mumbled
<an administration in Washington and something about roof pitch was surely the first two apartment houses (on brey; Anna Bess Carte as Kathleen
Embrey; Jewels Hill as Bill Clayton;
successfully held the floor for 22 hours something to get stuck with. Jim the higher level) for the present.
Lou New as Anne Rowell; Ray
and 26 minutes to set a new record Cuthbert was working away ba-k in
mond Walace as Mrs. Eliza Hubbard;
for long speeches in the senate. I am the corner but I couldn’t get close
Verna Warthen as Olie Hubbard;
and have been opposed to the fili enough to see what he was planning,
Marlene Richardson as Mrs. Lilia
buster and its use in the senate, I
Brooks Ci osier w as doing seme-
still am. But this was not a filibuster thing different.
And so was Phil
Word was received here last week
The Detroit Women's Civic club will
n the true sense of the word. A fili Carey.
Second year people, they
from Borger, Texas, of the death of
buster prevents the senate from doing would have me understand, HAD to sponsor a movie Tuesday evening,
Noiman Lester Hathaway, 39-year-old
.May 5 at 7:45 as a benefit for the
any other business while it is going be different.
I son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hathaway
on, however this did not do that. Those
[of Mill City. Hathaway was electro-
Elton Gregory was drawing plans school ground landscaping fund.
fighting the oil grab bill have offered for a "hunting lodge—cabin, to you.”
The picture scheduled is entitled “It
The Mill City area well-child con I cuted while at work in an oil refinery.
to stop the debate at various times Sort of old-fashioned, though,
No Happens Every Spring”, starring Ray ference Tuesday leceived a warm sce) • One other workman was killed at the
so that important measures could be bathroom. When I asked him about Milland and Susan Peters. There will
come from the community. Mrs. R. time and three injured in the accident.
passed and thus not hold up certain it all he said was, “Well!” And even also be a cartoon. Candy and pop
V. Wingo, chaiiman, reported that 38
Funeral services and burial were
Jimmy Caudle and Arnold Webb were corn will be on sale.
received attention during the confer held in Borger where one of their
The purpose of this debate was to bus)- at something besides hot lods.
Miss M. B. M.ller is in charge of ence, Dr. N. J. Stone was the phys I children died and was buried. Mr
give the folks back home a chance to I asked Jim where the kitchen wa- ticket sales.
ician in attendance.
' Hathaway was born in Cuba, Mo.,
learn what was happening to them and he said his sister lived next door
Hours of the conference were 9:30 j Nov. 5, 1913. He lived in Mill City
an 1 t<, • 1 ]• t
and telegrams to and he would eat at her house. It they were putting to practical use a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Mill
about three years—1945 to 1948 and
their senators. In order to get the would be cheaper that way.
what they had learned about pen' il City giade school. Present as assist I was a member of the Filst Christian
most out of new.-paper publicity it is
ants were: Mrs. Wingo, Mrs. Floyd j church in Mill City,
There was one other student, Pat and “T” square.
sometimes necessary to stand up and Brown. She wa- REALLY doing a
Mr. Hoeye was non-commital about Jones, Mrs. A. E. Nesbitt and Mrs.
The immediate family of the de
fight for what you believe. That is job. The man she marries will need how well his class was doing. Said James Armstrong of Mill City; Mrs.
just what Senator Morse did. Oregon a “prefabricated” bank roll to do I could judge for myself. And you R. C. Ha-e>nan, Idanha; Mrs. Wm. ■ ceased left Wednesday night for
can be proud that one of its senators justice to the house she’s planning. may, too, for many of the drawings Pennick, Gates, anil Miss Joyce Foster, I Texas.
-Surviving are his wife, Alyene and
had that courage to fight for its Got everything including “solar ori wil be displayed with the shop proj social worker, Salem.
rights. The people will long remem entation,” whatever that is.
Mrs. Effie Cole was the public: two daughter, Norma Sue 9, and Mar
ects Mav 6 at the Mother's Tea a <1
tha June, 6 months, of Borger, Tex.;
ber the results of this debate — it
Inquiry brought out that niucL again May 9 in the furniture store health nurse pi esent and assisting Dr.
two brothers, Glenn Hathaway of
may plague us for many years and drawing had gone before and now building.
Stone in the conference, Tuesday.
Redding, Calif., and Clyde Hathaway
we will do well to heed the warnings
of Mill City; four sisters, Natalie
voiced by the senators who have led
Swift and Leola Hathaway of Red
the fight. Next Tuesday the senate
ding, Calif.. Vera Nelson of Klamath.
will vote on this Holland “give-away”
Calif., Nellie Hathaway of Grants
oil grab bill, what will they do with j
the country's oil reserves—it is up to
Now Nearly Filled
Detroit-Idanha High Kid’s Fishing Derby Is
Gives Mystery Play Sponsored by Eagles
Detroit Women’s dub
Sponsors Movie May 5
Serves 38 Tuesday
Explorer Scouts from Linn, Marion
and Polk counties of the Cascade Area
Council learned about the Air Force
ROTC program and related studies at
Willamette university, Saturday.
Three Air Force C-47’s arrived in
Salem. Saturday morning to take Ex-
plorers on ai rtrips; two of them com-
.ng from th; b Portland air base and
one from MeChord field.
Explorers were gathered in flights
of 18 with three ROTC Air Cadets
in command of each flight.
flights were made under the darec-
tion of Maj. J. W. Thompson of the
Air Force hlOTC staff.
participated in this event.
Local boyii making the trip were
Richard Vei■beck, Donald Lampke,
and Gregory Peterson.
• ill be r
pract.rally submerged ihe rite of 01*1 Detroit. Dnft
ted and d -treced before it gathers again-t the dam.
<Photo courtesy Capital Journal)
Mill City Girl Scouts Troop .36 have-
an "evening of entertainment” readied
for the public Monday evening, May
4, in the Mill City high school audi
Refreshments will be free
after the payment of the admission
cost, 25c for adults, 15c for children
Included in the program will be a
one-act play, "Dormitory Dub", danc
ing, singing and varied forms of en
tertainment. The program begins at
8:15 Monday evening, May 4.
Girl Scout leaders Mrs. Howard
Means and Mis. A. E. Nesbitt have-
charge of the program planned by
the Girl Scouts. The affair will bene
fit the treasury of the Girl Scout.-
in this community. Girl Scout repae
sentatives from Lyons and Staytol.-.
will be present. The public is eor-
dially invited, according to Mr«».
Public Power Meet
Called for May 4
A steering committee selected b>~
representatives of many organization»
in Lane, Linn, Benton, Polk and Ma
rion counties voted to call citizens
from the five-county area to a meet
ing to be held at the Riverside Com
munity hall, on Monday, May 4th at
The May 4th meeting will hear pro
posals to promote a Willamette Peo
ple's Utility District including all of
the area now served by the Mountain
States Power company in it’s Wiliam
ette valley division.
It was reported at the May 27tei
meeting that the city of Monmouth..
which owns and operates it's own
I system now has the lowest residentia l
■Ares in ihe United State i. . veil
residential customers get 650 KWH
for $5.00 as compared to 181 KWH
for $5.00 in areas served by the Moun
tain States Power company in the
Gus Norwood, executive secretary
of the Northwest Public Power asso
ciation, representing 80 PUD's, REA’»
and municipalities in four states and
technical advisors will be present to>
describe the step-by-step procedures
necessary to form such a district.
The Riverside Community hall is
four miles from Albany on the East
side Albany-Corvallis highway.
The public is invited.
Rural School District
Election Set May 18
Mill City grade school building wiW
be the scene of the important rural
school district election, May 18. The
election polling place will be open at
The election will decide
whether the tax levy for the fiscal
year will be increased over the limit
provided by the Constitution.
Wm. F. Grenz, chairman of the rural
school board, assigned as reasons fot
the increased levy increased school
population, added teacheis, increased
cost of fuel, electricity and supplies
The increase, if voted, would bring
in an additional $824,000.79.
Play Lebanon Here
Kelly Lumber third place finisher»
I in the 11*52 state tournament, will un-
I officially open the 1953 softball season
| in Mill City, Saturday night. May 2,.
at 7:30, Alen Field, Kelly Lumber-
Mill City Lions club representatives I vs. Lebanon.
revealed today that the club realized
Kelly’s this year are without the
a profit of approximately $400 on managerial services of very capable
their fifth annual talent show re Frank Dell who has returned to Port
cently. The funds will be used to land. Replacing Frank Dell as team
complete the Boy Scout cabin located J manager will be Al Zuber, team short-
! stop of last season. Zuber believes
in the city park.
Top Lion for the coming year, 1953- working behind the fine sponorship
'54, is Charles Kelly, Mill City post i>f Russ and Carl Kelly, their ball
aster. Kelly was elected president club will again display fine calibre
' softball, win or lose.
is week by the group.
Line-up of the new officers is:
Pitching for Kelly’s Satuiday night
Frank wil) be Don Carey, winner of a no-hit,
Hunter 1st vice president; Ed Goshie, no-run game in the 1952 state tourna
piesident; Lowell Stiffler, ment, and Wally Wallingford, who
president; Howard Means, will be borrowed from CBI.
The remainder of the line-up will
ecretary-treasurer; Homer Thacker,
ail twister; William McCoy, lion be Joe Boyle, Bob Dombrowski. Dave
tamer ; William Stewart and Robe.t Sutton, Danny Valdez, Dale Bennetts
B Uy Hoffman and Al Zuber.
Venes a, directors.
Lions Talent Show
Brings Over $400
local Explorer Scouts
Take ROIC Air Flight
Girl Scouts Offer