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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (May 21, 1953)
T he MILL CITY
l l KHORN
By DON PETERSON
The local leaders of Camp Fire and
UN THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEMAY TO THE HEART OE NATURE’S EMPIRE
the Blue Birds held their spring “fly
ing up” ceremonies and issued awards
$2.50 a Year, 1()t- a Copy
to the girls for their achievements
earned during the past year on Tues
day evening in the recreation room
at the high school building before a
packed house of parents and friends
to witness the festivities. The ladies
have worked hard and we are glad to
commend them for their efforts in
behalf of the youth of the community.
Anyone who has woiked in youth
movements is well aware of the time
and energy needed to lead such a
group of live wires as young girls or
boys. These ladies are deserving of
Construction work began
your thanks for a job well done—we
week and soon there
hope they will keep up the good work,
hogged down on a $2
as we are sure they will.
million expansion of the
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Lyons M & M plywood plant
The one-party press of the coun-
a 400-employee industry.
try is throwing overboard their angel
Chddren of the Mill (iky kindergaten c!a s. who have just ' grr.lu del'
grade, a«e pictured with their teacher Mrs.
that they so proudly heralded all over
equipment put into
R<„ Keirsey. The kindergarten is sponsored by the I I A. but I» not nt.. n a
I l.y the >ihm l <t>strKt. I upi s (from le.11 are
the country while he was calling the
just this week on
Su-an Peterson. Cecelia Anne Keir-ey, Sherry Bennett, C arol I» e Slewart. P<gg< Yllene Agee Richard Humphrey. Sk.ppy
State Department under Truman Com
Wingo Nancv Stewart. Christine Story, Claudia Budlong, Sonja Herlofsen, Sharon Berry. Bucky Lyons. Edward Gatewood,
near the north
munist-dominated and doing every
and Le.nard Herman.
(Photo eou.te-y The Statesman and Robert Aeness)
the plant’s big
thing but call Atcheson a Communist.
Oregon’s fair-haired ex-governor Mc
The muddy state of the new expan
Kay, now Secretary of Interior even
sion site brought to a temporary halt
sat on the same platform with this
actual work on the much-rumored
fellow Republican when he spoke at
$2.000,000 plywood plant expansion
Jantzen beach park last summer. I
of M & M Woodworking company.
refer to Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin,
Mayor John A. Muir of Mill City
Detroit has got names for their
The housewives of America can
Bulldozers and earth-movers proved
the pet of radio "news” commentator
have electricity at one cent per kilo streets now. And not the kind we've
unequal to the task assigned them
Fulton Lewis Jr.
By JEAN ROBERTS
watt hour. The electric industry now been calling them either. These street vital bond issue for Mill City street because of the rain-soaked condition
In this column I have pointed out
Lyons — Increasing population and:
names originated from the Hammond drainage and improvement is up for of the soil.
many times during the past year the industrialization of the North San has the technological ability to put
voter decision, June 2. Muir also an
Ll 11 4 1/ 1 in
-------- town plat.
Officials of M & M in Portland con
dangerous character of McCarthy and tiam canyon has made itself felt in rice
nounced a public meeting at the local
firmed reports that the expansion now
how he is playing right into the hands the telephone service in this area. A
Legion hall, Tuesday night. May 26,
of the Communist forces by his at dial system will be installed in the per kilowatt hour. Yet the national boards were donated by Jesse Glas at 8 p.m. At this time plans for in underway is two and one-half times
larger than the present plant. They
tacks on hundreds of innocent federal future to replace the present central
forming the voters and answering
Speaking at the annual convention um, the Briles mill whittled them
say the $2,000,000 expansion when
employes. I repeat what better way switchboard.
of the Northwest Public Power Asso- down to sign post size. F. C. Kettle-
complete will erable the employment
is there to destroy our beloved democ
posed bond issue will be worked out.
Central, who will remain on duty
racy than to allow such cha-acters of for another year, is known to every ciation on May 7, Mr. Owen Hurd son planed them smooth. Bob Man- The meeting will le open to the public of 400 men at their plywood plant
ill-reput to slander from the spnate one for miles, just as Alta. Her voice pointed to this huge price gap as a ' ning donated the stain, and B> ad Hum- and a general discu sion is desired to located near Lyons on an around tho
floor as this man has done and then is better known than her face as she real challenge to the industry. “What phiey Sr. and Brad Jr. painted them make the proposition clear to every clock basis.
Contractor for construction of tho
when he visits our state our own gov has woiked at the telephone switch the electric utility industry needs is and put them up. So thpt’s how come one.
an emancipation of the engineer. If we got street names. Thanks fellas.
big new addition is Malarkey & Moore
ernor stoops to put his stamp of ap board since 1935.
I.egil voters of Mill City, Marion- of Portland. Present plans call for
only we could take the wraps off and
proval on his actions.
i Linn counties will have the final say completion of the plant sometime next
The line which is a Farmers’ Co let him go to work on the problem
That was all fine while it was Dem
June 2 on whether or not Mill City January.
operative was built to accommodate of slashing unit costs. The engineer
ocrats that he was slandering before
outlying families and for the conven is basically sympathetic to the objec
streets will get a shot in the arm
Present operations of M & M Wood
the last campaign, but now he has
in the way of improvement and the working are limited to peeler work
ience of closer ones. At the time it tive of one cent power.1 »»
been getting a little more “nasty”
was built subscribers were few, money
city a workable drainage setup.
for plywood sections. The expansion
(Complete text of Mr. Hurd's ad-
when he continues to attack the Re-
The election will be held at 8 o’clock underway will make (he Lyons plant
publican State Department, I quote
Santiam Memorial Hospital
often paid with eggs or butter.
from an editorial in the Oregon
Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Silvi r a.m. and continue until 8 o’clock p.m., ' a complete plywood plant in every
At that time people knew- everyone
The president of the Northwest Tea at the home of Mrs. R. D. Paris, June 2. The polling place is the local ' sense of the woui, officials indicate.
Statesman of Wednesday this week.
by the • t name and merely called Public Power •Association• and man-
Two sent nc - in
’ w«wM ';ke
562 E. Marioli tsreet, Stayton, Thurs city hall.
Judges for the election will be Mrs.
quote here, "He (McCarthy) has done Alta and asked for the person. Though ager of the Benton County Public day, June 4th. Calling hours will be
nothing but spread fear and suspicion the subscribers have doubled and even Utility Ditsrict at Prosser, Wash., en from 2 to 5 p.m. and all the ladies Elma Stewart and Mrs. Lettie Swan;,
tripled, people haven’t changed. Al'a titled his scholarly presidential re
clerks, Mrs. Ann Holman, Mrs. Mel
in this country and contempt for us
has just been required to keep up with port, "One Cent Power: Symbol for of the Santiam, Jordan valley and Robinson and Mrs. Mabie Schroeder.
abroad. He has not tagged a single
the population. A call comes in and Better Living”. To demonstrate the
Their count will determine the fate
Communist in government service.”
are invited to call.
of the $75,000.00 bond issue.
And don’t forget that Fulton Lewis someone says “Alta, give me mom.” technological feasibility of “one cent
Entire proceeds of the afternoon
Delbert Edward Devine, 69, Gates
Numbers are seldom used anil Alta power" he cited 42 Canadian and 18
Voters will decide whether the city’s
Jr. is his most ardent and vociferous
can call most subscribers by name as United States municipal electric dis will be used for the F’ree Blood fund charter shall be amended in such a logger, passed away early Tuesday
supporter on the aiiw-aves!
of Santiam Memorial hospital.
soon as she hears their voice.
way that the $75,000.00 bond issue morning in the Santiam Memorial
tribution systems which retail at less
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hospital. Devine had been ill of a
The Red Cross Bloodmobile will may be made.
As well as being central she is al- than one cent. Fort William, Ontario
On another page we aie printing
heart ailment for some five months
most regarded as a walking encyclo- averages 0.669 cents or two-thirds of make its semi-annual visit in Stayton,
in full the speech of Owen Hurd, peilia and answering questions of all
prior to his death.
Friday. June 19 at the Stayton grade
president of the Northwest Public sorts is part of her daily work. Such
Devine had made his home in the
rate in the states is 0.82 cents per
Power Association on May 7 at Van as: “Alta, what
Gates area since 1916. Funeral serv
is the price of nuts?" kilowatt hour in Monmouth, Ore.
p.m. to 7 p.m. The Bloodmobile will
couver, Wash., before their annual or “What time is it?” Or.e man even
ices will be held at Weddle Funeral
Other Pacific Northwest electric make the visit on the supposition
I tried to cut it down engaged her in a lengthy discussion
home in Stayton, Saturday, May 23,
funds will be forthcoming from the
but gi,ve up fee.ing that perhaps you on revising the English language by
at 2 p.m.
Vera Irrigation District near Spokane, community to carry on the work this
would like to read it in full. I think omitting the silent letters.
Softball on tap for the Mill City
Devine was born in Lebanon and
it contains much of value to this com
Active in community affairs, Alta est Grove, Tacoma, Canby, Salem
Mrs. Roy Philippi is chairman of area for the weekend is Kelly Lumber is survived by two sons. Merle of
munity in its future here with the can carry on a lively conversation
the Bloodmobile committee and ap Sales versus the Albany Elks, Satur Gates and Harold of Portland; two
coming of new power from the dams between rings. Iler emergency bed Electric and Grand Coulee. The re- pointments for donating blood may day, on Allen Field.
sisters, Mrs. Willis Hanson, and Mrs.
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in our back yard. What other com can call her to the switchboard at
be made by writing her or calling her
CBI shut out the strong Salem Russell Wood, Pot Hand; a brother,
munities have done can be accom any time of the night and frequently
Merchants 5 to 0, Saturday night. The Merritt D. Devine, Lebanon; four
at Stayton 4504.
plished here if the will is genera’ed does.
This will be the only visit of the pitching style of Wallingford cinched grandchildren and one great-grand-
to go after it. The story of Mon
Despite long hours, accommodations
Bloodmobile in this district and all the game for CBI.
mouth can be rewritten here.
Interment will be at Fail view cem
and illogical questions, Alta maintains
Kelly Lumber Sales downed the
the people of the Santiam Memorial
“Folks are awfully nice to me.”
hospital area are urged to visit it as same Salem club, 5 to 2 the same etery. Those who will serve as pall
bearers are E. J. Richaids, Philip
In case of fire, someone hurriedly
The Civil Service Commission will it is sponsored by the Santiam Mem right. Carey homered for Kelly Lum
calls Al’a and she quickly calls the hold a preliminary qualifying exami orial Hospital Auxiliary.
ber and thereby put his team in front. Hess, Len Young, Charles Giebler,
Percy Mulligan, and Everett Leighton
neighboring fire departments without lnation Monday, July 13 for candidates
for appointment in 1954 to the U.S.
The new dial system when installed Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., and
Bids are expected to be invited by
th Portland district, Corps of En IS I- will relieve the over-worked switch- the U. S. Military Academy, West
neers, about May 26 for construction | board and give 24-hour service to the Point, N.Y.
Most persons how
of a viewpoint shelter at Detroit dam new industries.
Candidates for admission to the
ever, wonder how i”Wephnne system
on the North Santiam river.
Naval Academy must be not less than
Prospective opening -late of the bids can posaibly operate without Alta, seventeen years of age nor more than
is 2 p.m. June 16 in the office of Col. whose time for the pa t 18 years has twentytwo- years of age on July 1,
Mill City American Legion Post is
Thomas IL Lipscomb, Portland dis . belonged to this community.
sponsoring a parade Memorial Day,
trict engineer. Completion time is 30
May 30. Units that will parade will
Candidates for the Military Acad-
calendar days. The bids will be in*
in< lude the Mill City band, Boy Scouts,
emy are eligible for admission from
vited under serial No. CIVENG-35-
Cub Scouts, an honor guard and a
the day they are seventeen until they
firing squad, Santiam Riders and the
become twenty-two years of age, on
Mill City f.re department.
Directors of the Fox Valley ceme
The paraders will form at the edge
Candidates for both academies must
tery association announced this week be actual residents of the First Oregon
of highway 22 at 8:45 a.m. and then
their plans for sprucing up Fox Val district, which embraces Benton,
move slowly through Mill City streets
Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Lin
and end up at the grade school gym.
Memorial services under the direc
The directors stated that clean-up coln, Manon, Plok, Tillamook, Wash
The Ameriian Legion and Auxiliary
of the Mill City Ministerial asso
will hold a memorial program, Satur
ciation will be conducted at the Mill
day, May 30th at 10 a.m. in front of expressed the hope that the excellent must never have been married.»
support received in prior years would
City grade school gym at 9:45 a.m.
Applicants must notify Cong. Wal
the Post Office in Idanha.
Graveside services will be held at
continue this year.
ter Norblad, 1121 House Office bldg.,
Robert Lady will g.ve the General
10:45, according to John Muir, Legion
Washington 25, D.C., in writing not
Logan Orders of the Day.
later than June 10.
Speakers will be Commander Hil
liard (Buck) Storey, and Rev. Robert
Unger of Idanha.
A brief history of the Gettysburg
The ladies entry into the softball
address will be presented by Miss
KAY — To Mr. and Mrs. Gordon
picture the coming softball season is
Kay, Mill City, a daughter, May 17,
Mrs. Edison Vickers will give a
at Santiam Memorial hospital.
pledge to the departed comrades. Mrs. manager, according to reports from are uniting in a *;ngle Union A’aca-
RIGGS—To Mr. and Mrs. James J.
Myrtle Gestson will then place a flag
Rigg«, Idanha, a son, May 21, at Salem
Cla sea will be held from 9 to 12
Any girls interested are urged to
at the foot of the flag pole.
Foriat Bersi»». U. 8 Depart meat of A(rl»ahurs
Chaplain Russell Hoyt will admin see Cleo Thomas or Phyllis Gibson a.m. beginning June 8 in the Pres
But conservation doesn't mean hoarding! Wise timber management
byte nan and Christian churches.
MANNING- To Mr. and Mrs. Le
ister a prayer. Taps will be sounded and get signed up for the team.
Practice games will be organized as j The theme for the school this year means wood for use while growing more trees for future years."
land Manning, Lyons, a son, May 15,
at the close of the program, by Robert
soon as enough players are signed up. will be ‘‘Crusading With Christ.'
at Salem Genera) hospital.
Lady. Refreshments will be served.
Lyons To Install
Dial I t Telephones
’1-Cen» Power’ Now Detroit Gets Streets Street Improvement
Possible for All
Named and Marked Meet ot Legion Hall
PI gr Silver Tea
D. E. Debs’ Devine
Dies at Hospital
Softball Game Due
Apply by June 10
Engineers Ask Bids for
Shelter at Detroit Dam
Cell fir Clecn-up Help
At Fox Valley Cemetery
Hold Memorial Services
Ladies Softball Getting
Organized for Practice
Mill City Churches Plan
Union Vacation School