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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (June 4, 1953)
T he MILL CITY
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By DON PETERSON
The big day many have been wait
ing for in the Canyon will be here
next week June 10 with the dedica
i'i ruoli BAMt powxrholuj I
tion of Detroit dam and the starting
of the first generators producing
power for the good of the northwest.
We can be proud of this great dam
and its purpose — to help prevent
floods and produce power,
already served magnificently in the
first by holding back flood waters
this year and for many years it will
be serving the people by 'regulating
North Santiam citizens will drop the affairs of routine
the flow of the river.
work and observe dedication of Detroit Dam, June 10th.
On Wednesday there will.be a great
gathering of people from many parts
Logging operations will stop during the entire day, June
of the country to witness this great
10, so that traffic dangers will be minimized. Most busi
event. It will be broadcast and tele
h (fuses of the canyon area will close Wednesday; 12
vised to many’ parts of the world.
to 5 p.m. Idanha Lumber Co. will not operate Wednes
Detroit dam and its neighbors will be
day. Remaining open will bo
come better known as a result of this
new and modern means of communi
restaurants and service sta
cation. We must prove our ability
at being good hosts.
North Santiam co-operative effort
The North Santiam Chamber of
in the dedication plans stems from
Commerce this week put finishing
work now in progress by the North
Some $500 worth of merchandise
touches on plans to assist in the cele
Santiam Chamber of Commerce. The
will be given away at the Detroit
bration and dedication of Detroit dam
chamber put the final okay on a full
at their meeting in Gates high school
Birthday Carnival Friday night, June day June 10 for North Santiam Cham
19 at Detroit school gym.
Wednesday evening. Committees are
ber members, Wednesday night at its
Prizes will include a twin wafle Gates meeting.
putting last minute details in order
iron, double automatic toaster, electric
this weekend and will be ready to
The official dedication band will be
coffee percolator, ease of motor oil
entertain and serve the public.
and more than sixty other useful a 100-piece massed band made up of
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high school bands from Detroit, Mill
This week Mill City voters again
City, Stayton,, Cascade and Jefferson,
turned thumbs down on
the door prize drawing at 10 p.m. directed alternately by their regular
amend the city’s charter so that gen
An automatic washing machine, retail leaders, beginning at 12:30. Duane
eral obligation bonds could be issued
Burgess, Stay ton band leader has been
ing for $230, will be given away.
by the city to make needed street
at work getting the mass band
A huge birthday cake celebrating
and drainage improvements by a vote
in working order for the day’s enter
of 115 to 112. Of course we always
Silverton high school’s
cut by Mayor Nolan P. Rasnick.
have among us those few misguided
band appears on the program at 11:30
individuals who oppose something and
ball toss, twenty-one, cake walk and for a concert hour of entertainment.
don’t know why they are oposing it.
Byron Shuck of Stayton will be
continuous cartoon movie for the
This time the argument was used that
kiddies. There will be plenty of chairman assisted by Boy Scouts of
since the bonds were “general obliga-1
'the pamphlet handout committee at
weiners, coffee and pie.
tion” bonds then the council could use
Detroit Dam. .lune, 1952. Thia is Detroit Dam just a y
ago. T’,« highwnv atop the dam was not yet com
Detroit Dam June 10. Albert Toman
’.he money for anything they wished
plete. Soon this highway was completed and Army E ngineers invited the public in for a look-see at their famed
Sr. of Mill City will supervise soft
if they were to issue bonds for street
Detroit Dam. It wasn't long before the North Santiam River started hacking up against the dam. The silent
drink and eating stand concessions at
build-up of Detroit Lake pushed out the old town of Detroit and Camp Mongold. (Photo courtesy Statesman)
purposes. The ballots were correctly
the dam site.
Three spots will be
written and general obligation bonds
kept in operation. Jerry Coffman of
is the only kind that could be issued
Mehama and E. C. Kennedy of De
in this type of improvement,
troit will have charge of a 24x40 booth
couldn’t issue utility bonds.
where picture slides on sporting and
It is too bad that these misinformed
recreation and movies will be shown
.ndividuals must go about misinform
F irst B ucket O f C oncrete
continuously throughout the day.
James B. Love, 83, seriously ill for
ing others—for had they taken the
Raleigh Harold Florist of Stayton
trouble to come out to the meeting j several weeks at the Santiam Mein-
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.—Visitors to clear
tailed byt Ik.-, city council at the Amer crini ho'nitr' in Stayton passed away
galleries and assemble injirepara- is donating the shrubbery that will
ican Legion hall they could have this week on Wednesday, June 3. He
tion for (he Dedication ceremonies decorate the movie booth managed
by Coffman and Kennedy.
¡earned what was in the plans and I i had lived here for several years and
am sure would have been satisfied early this year his daughter Mrs. Ion
Special communication equipment
1:20—Official gun salute
with the plans as they are prepared. Love Thielke came here from Idaho
By the Oregon National Guard , for the day’s activity will consist of
Mill City will eventually get good to care for him.
UNDER SUPERVISION OF
1:30—The National anthem—played [ i amplifiers on top of the dam and in
streets, but these people will have
side the power house, and on the plat
Funeral services will be Saturday
by Canyon high schools band
=pent many of your tax dollars hold June 6, at 2 p.m. in the Mill City
Emergency telephone hookup
Invocation, The Rev. George II |
PORTLAND. OREGON DISTRICr
ing elections because of their ignor Presbyterian church with Rev. Noble
Swift, Rector, St. Paul’s Epis-1 is being installed at the dam site.
ance, and in this case had the proposi Streeter officiating.
Those wishing contact with a Detroit
copal church, Salem.
tion been passed last November the
Mr. Love was born in Athens, Tenn.,
1:35—Introduction of Gov. Paul Pat dam dedication guest may call Detroit
bonds could have been issued under Aug. 31, 1869, and was one of a famliy
1000 for emergency service.
terson by Ronald E. Jones,
the “Democratic” interest rates of of twelve.
Sisters Chamber of Commerce was
He is survived by two
chairman of Willamette River
about 2*4% while now it will cost the brothers, Charles P. of Warrensburg,
at the Wednesday meeting
city 3AA% or over under the “Repub Mo., and William S. of Eugene, and
1:40—Remarks by Gov. Paul Patterson of the North Santiam Chamber of
lican” interest rates on bonds, or five sisters: Cassie Ambrose of Santa
Commerce by Art Ladd and Cliff Ul
1:45—Introduction of Guests
about $7,500 more on this particular Barbara, Calif., Vernie Greenwell,
man of Sisters. They announced the
(Photo courtesy Capita) Journal)
Ruth King and Martha Rains of San
1:50—Remarks by Maj. Gen. S. D. Sisters Annual Rodeo, June 20-21. In
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Luis Obispo, Calfi,, and Mary Gee of
Sturgis, Jr., chief of Engineers, response to a report on the Baker bill
The city council would have been Los Angeles; two sons, Leonard E. of
1:55—Construction of Detroit Dam, the canyon-wide chamber ‘ passed a
able to cut street maintenance costs Naches, Wash., Chester M. of Astoria,
By Col. T. H. Lipscomb, district resolution opposing passage of the
in half on their budget foj many years and one daughter, Mrs. Thielke of Mill
bill termed “forest and grazing land
had they been permitted to issue street ' City.
” bill and recommending that citi
improvement bonds, which would al
zens write to their congressmen.
A union vacation Bible school, with
most pay the annual cost of the bonds
J. C. "Doc” Kimmel reviewed tho
American Legion Junior Raseball
Secretary of Interior
five churches co-operating will be held booster tickets went on sale this week
—of course these opponents to street
status of the blood bank program for
June 8-19, with sessions Monday in advance of the first game to be
improvements are not willing to come
pushes button that starts the the North Santiam and secured ap-
through Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. played Sunday afternoon at 2 p,m. on
out and find out about these things
proximately $50 in donations during
By AMBER RUTHERFORD
The Beginner’s department, for four
before they go out house to house
course of Wednesday’s meeting.
Today visitors taking the reservoir and five-year-olds, will meet in the Allen Field.
2:40—Indian Dances, performed by
opposing city improvements, or they trip and happennig to glance down at
The next scheduled meeting of the
could read about it in the local news the first intersection after leaving the Presbyterian social hall; the Primary ,
canyon-wide chamber is in Stayton,
Reservation Boy Scouts
department, for children who were in I school age group and five games have
' Engineer’s office, may see two bleak, the first, second and third grades, in been scheduled for Mill City fans. 3 to 5 p.m.— Dam is open to public July 8, at the city hall.
The Gates Woman’s club served
I gray buildings perched forlornly on the Christian church basement; and After Stayton they will meet Aums
delicoius pies and coffee to the large
the shore of the lake. The water laps the Junior-Intermediate department, ville June 14, Woodbum June 21, Ore 5 p.m.—All visitors to depart.
turnout after the business meeting
impatiently at the hastily improvised for those in the fifth to eighth grades, gon City June 28, and Salem on July
dirt levee and stockade at the edge. in the main building of the Presby 12 on the home field.
gates students get honors
■ These two buildings are the last of terian church.
Oregon College of Education, Mon
Season tickets are $5 for the whole
i the town of Mongold — the bustling
All childreff of the community are family which should be a bargain in mouth— Roy E. Leualleni, registrar at
The Santiam Softball league sched I community that housed government invited to join in the school. The pro
Oregon College of Education, an
anyone’s language. This is part of
ule for the first half of play was an workers on Detroit dam.
gram will include songs, Bible stories,
nounced today that Ida Belle Black
nounced today with June 12 as the
Origin of Name
missionary stories, handwork, and rec the Legion’s youth program and it is burn an dJohn Ryal, incoming fresh
first games to be played. Starting
Claude C. Mongold was an engi reation, all under the general theme of hoped the public will turn out this men from Gates, have received state
time will probably be 7 p.m. for the neer’s engineer. He had been follow- “Crusading for Christ.”
Funeral services were held at 2
Sunday and cheer for the boys.
first game of the double header.
p.m. Wednesday at Weddle funeral
! ing construction since he was knee-
The Mill City entry is being spon high. Jake Fischer, Detroit engineer,
home, Stayton, for Earl R. Wolfkiel,
sored by Chuck’s Fine Foods and by remembers working with him more
66-year-old Lyons résident who died
the Softball league.
The Firemen than twenty years ago at Anaconda
Sunday in a Portland hospital. Burial
entry is being sponsored by the Fire ’ in Montana. “Claude was one of the
will be in Fox Valley cemetery.
The Rev. Glenn Vernon will offi-
men's association and various local : best.
A good all-around man”, he
ciate at services.
Big, bluff, hearty, Mongold
The first half schedule is:
Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Lilly
made friends wherever he went. In
June 12—Firemen vs. Kelly
Wolfkiel of Lyons, The deceased was
J 1939 Mongold was project engineer for
Mill City vs. CBI.
a native of Kansas.
Corps of Engineers at Eugene and
June 15— CBI vs. Kelly
I supervising exploratory work on De-
Mill City vs. Firemen
i troit dam. His duties required num
June 16— Firemen vs. CBI.
erous inspection trips of this area.
Kelly vs. Mill City.
It was on such a trip in May of 1942
Opens in Mehama
June 19—CBI vs. Mill City.
that his driver, blinded by approach
Kelly vs. Firemen.
ing headlights, lost control of the car
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ross have
June 22—Firemen vs. Mill City.
and went over the edge near Sardine
opened their new drive-in “Ginger
Kelly vs. CBI.
Creek and Claude Mongold was killed.
bread House”, on the new Santiam
June 23—Mill City vs. Kellys
From him did Camp Mongold derive
highway in Mehama.
CBI vs. Firemen.
The drive-in will feature home-made
June 26—Firemen vs. Kelly.
Project Postponed During War
. pies and cakes baked by the Rouses,
Mill City vs. CBI.
The war halted all non-essential
I with ice cream and sandw iches.
June 29— CBI. vs. Kellys.
construction work, and it was not
The Rosses did their own decorating
Mill City vs. Firemen.
until 1947 that the first buildings
C.B.L, Detroit Dam contractors, housed their engineer personnel in thoae attractive Mill City homes in what to I for their drive-in, which is dore in
June 30— Firemen vs. CBI.
which were to constitute the new town
yet known aa C.B.L area or Kaiser Court, Army Engineer« have purchased part of three homes for the per- I a Pennsylvania Dutch motif with yel-
Kellys vs. Mill City.
(Continued on Page 3)
son nel who will operate Detroit Dam.
(Photo courtesy Capital Journal) l low figures and trim.
N.Snntinm in Holiday Mood
For Dam Dedication June 10
Carnival June ¡9
James B. Love Dies
In Hospital June 3
CORPS OF ENGINEERS
Union Vacotion Bible Junior Legion Plays
School Begin June 8 Stayton Nine Sunday
Story of Mongold
Earl R. Wolfkiel Dies
In Portland Sunday