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T he MILL CITY
Lyons WSCS Honors
Mrs. Inez Ring Wed
LYONS—An officers’ training
meeting of the Women’s Society of
Christian Service was held Tuesday
at the Methodist parsonage in Lyons
with members present from Jeffer
son, Turner, Stayton and Lyons. Un
der the direction of Mrs. L. A. Wal
worth of Salem, assisted by Mrs. Roy
Grettie, also of Salem and Mrs. Law
rence Leirman of Stayton, all district
officers. Attending from Turner were
Mrs. Olin Spiva, Mrs. J. A. Russell,
Mrs. Arthur Robertson, Mrs. M. O.
Pearson, Mrs. Scott W. Anderson,
From Jefferson were Mrs. Lavina
Cochran, Mrs. Ethel Gulvin, Mrs.
Nettie Hawk, Mrs. Kate Lyons, Mrs.
Mary Mason, Mrs. Helen Caywood,
and from Lyons were Mrs. George
Huffmon, Mrs. E. L. Roye, Mrs. Wil
son Stevens, Mrs. Ivan Smith, Mrs.
Virgil Rogers, Mrs. Alex Bodeker and
Mrs. James Hollingshead.
Wednesday afternoon the Womens’
Society of Christian Service held
their meeting at the home of Mrs.
George Huffman, with a small crowd
in attendance. Plans were discussed
for the summer months. The next
meeting will be held in August with
a picnic at the home of Mrs. Glen
At the close of the meeting Mrs.
Inez Ring was presented with a beau
tiful cake honoring her on her 79th
birthday anniversary. She also re
ceived a shower of cards. Present
were Mesdames Albert Julian, James
Hollingshead, Clyde Bressler, Donald
McWhirk, kloyd Bassett, Oscar Naue,
Mrs. Inez Riny and the hostess, Mrs.
UN THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATURE’S EMPIRE
VOL. IX—No. 29
Kelly Ball Club
Kelly Lumber Sale* softball team
will play a double header at Allen
Field here Sunday at 1:30 p. m. with
Warren Hardware of Eugene. The
Warren team has the same personnel
as Rubenstiens of last year who fin
ished second to champion Corvallis
in the state tourney here.
Pitching for the Warren’s will be
Ron Willouby and Bo Willis. The lat
ter pitched aganst Kellys’ Ron David
son in that thrilling and heartbreaking
state tourney game here last year.
Pitching for Kelly Lumber will be
Don Carey, all state pitcher of 1952,
and John Pearson who was a member
of the strong Oswego team of 1952.
Merchant-Firemen Win Two
Saturday night the Mill City Mer
chant Firemen team defeated Lebanon
Western Veneer in two softball games.
The first game score was 6 to 2, fea
turing two doubles and a triple by
The second game wound up 2 to 0.
Ron Richardson pitched both games
for the locals.
Legion Ends League Play
The Mill City Legion team ended
regular league play with a 6 to 0 de
feat at Woodburn last week. This gave
the locals a 3 and 7 record for the en
Next week The Enterprise will have
the batting averages for the softball
teams of Mill City.
Recent guests at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Elmer Klutke were Mr. and
Mrs. John Read and daughter Faye,
of Ontario, Oregon.
From White Salmon, Washington,
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter
Thomas last weekend, were Mr. and
Mrs. Leo Allen and son. The Thomas
family and their guests attended the
Water Pageant in Bend the Fourth.
Mrs. Velma Carey was among
those attending the Bates-Ryal wed
ding in Salem Saturday evening. Miss
Joan Ryal, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Barney Ryal and Don Bates, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Bates, formerly
of Gates, now of Mill City, are both
members of the Gates’ younger set
and graduates of the local high school.
Mrs. Gwen Schaer had as her house
The regular monthly meeting of the
guest for three days last week, Mrs. I Mill City Garden Club will be held at
Grace Frizzell, from Redmond, Ore. the home of Mrs. W. W. Allen on
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Stubbs and four Thursday evening, July 23rd, at 8
children are moving to Richland, Wn., p.,m. Mrs. C. M. Cline and Mrs. H. D.
where Mr. Stubbs will be employed. Pound are co-hostesses.
Their home here will be occupied by
There will be a general discussion
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Blackbum, new of yearly work just beginning and
lyweds. Mr. and Mrs. Stubbs have and C. M. Cline will show slides he
resided in Gates since before con- has taken.
struction work started on the Detroit
This is a Federated club and all in
terested gardeners are welcome
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Rynearson and guests.
two children, Susie and Dickie, ac
companied by Mrs. Goldie Scholtz, re Lyons Garden Club Holds
cently from California, spent two days
the first of the week in Stevenson, Meeting At Brothertons
Wash. They visited Mr. Rynearson’s
Mrs. Lynn Lamert and Mrs. Don
step-mother, Mrs. Bess Rynearson, Brotherton were hostesses for the
while there. On the return trip, for Lyons Garden club held at the Brot
the benefit of their friend from Cali herton home Wednesday afternoon.
fornia, they drove down the Columbia The meeting was in charge of Mrs.
River highway on the Oregon side, to Biotherton, president. A general dis
let her view the waterfalls and scen cussion was held. The next meeting
ery. They also stopped at Silvercreek will be held at Mehama with Mrs.
Falls. Mrs. Scholtz was much lm- Elmer Taylor and Mrs. Raymond
pressed with the beauties of our Branch the hostess. Mrs. Alex Kuiken
was appointed chairman of the hospi
Other Gates folk attending the tality; Mrs. Orville Downing, libra
Bates-Ryal nuptials Saturday even rian and Mrs. Otto Weidman in charge
ing, July 11, were Mr. and Mrs. Elmer of sending cards. Present for the
Stewart, Mrs. Cecil Haun and daugh meeting were Mesdames Carl Nuttle-
ter, Barbara, Mrs. Walter Brisbin, man, Orville Downing, Philip Pietrok,
Mrs. Glen Henness, Mrs. Burrel Cole Raymond Branch, Elmer Taylor, Alex
and son Marlin, Mrs. Merle Devine Kuiken, Henry Holzfuss and the hos
and son Wayne and her daughters, tesses, Mrs. Brotherton and Mrs.
Mrs. Peter Etzel and Miss Lorena Lambert.
Devine, Mrs. Henry Eccleston and
daughter Eileen. Miss Devine w'as Friends Honor Nydeggers
maid of honor attending Miss Ryal
and Marlin Cole the groom’s only at On 25th Wedding Date
LY’ONS—Friends gathered at the
Mrs. C. E. Edison and daughters home of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Ny-
Collen and Mrs. Lloyd Schroeder and degger to help them celebrate their
son attended the camp meeting of the 25th wedding anniversary. The even
Church of Christ, held at the Taber ing was^spent informally after which
nacle in Turner the past week.
ice cream and cake was served to the
House guests at the home of L. T. honored couple, Mr. and Mrs. Ny-
Henness and daughter, Mrs. Lillie degger, Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Nydeg-
Lake, were Mr. and Mrs. William Ban ger and daughter Linda, Mrs. Agnes
ter of Portland and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Forrette, Mrs. Betty Hunt of Stay
Ratzeburg of Salem. Sunday visitors ton, Mr. and Mrs. Harvie Grimes and
were Mrs. Andrew Anderson, son daughter Norma, Mr. and Mrs. Mar
and daughter, from Medford; Mrs. vin Toland, Sharron and Melvin, Mrs.
Mary Gregory and daughter Linna of Elva Kuiken and Kathleen, Mrs.
Portland. The Gregory family were Gladys Stiffler. Mrs. Merrill Brass-
residents of Gates for many years.
' field, Mrs. John Lengacher and Ron-
Mrs. Frank Novak is hospitalized I aid. Bill Grimes, all of Lyons and
at the Stayton Memorial following Alice Striker from Winchester Bay.
major surgery. At last reports she is
doing as well as can be expected.
EASTERN STAR < II APTER
Mrs. Martha Bowes, who underwent WILL HAVE PICNIC SUNDAY
surgery at the Salem Memorial hospi
Mrs. Laurell Johnson, worthy ma-
tal over two weeks ago is recovering tron of Marilyn Chapter No. 145 OES,
at her home, though she is still un has announced that the Chapter's an
able to walk without canes. Mrs. nual picnic will be held Sunday, July
Velma Carey is helping Mrs. Bowes 19th at 1:30 p. m. at the Humbug Na
until such a time as no further help tional Park near Breitenbush. All
members are urged to bring their fa
milies, well filled picnic baskets and
table service and attend. Coffee, su
Salem Man Has Heart
gar and cream will be furnished.
Attack At Marion Lake
Lois Scott and Mabie Parker are
DETROIT—Harlan G. Brock, presi
dent of Master Service Station Cor co-chairmen.
poration. Salem, suffered a heart at
tack Saturday noon, while on a Fishing GATES WOMAN’S CLUB TO
MEET THURSDAY EVENING
trip to Marion Lake.
The Gates Woman's club will hold
The attack occurred shortly after
Brock and three companions, all of a meeting at the Gates school recrea
tion room. Thursday evening of this
Salem, arrived at the lake.
An ambulance was summoned by week, at 8 p. m.
Hostesses for the meeting are Mrs.
the Marion Lake Guard Station and
Brock was removed to the Salem Verner Evans. Mrs. A. T. Bamhardt,
and Mrs. John Watson.
Garden Club To Meet
At Allen Home July 23
MILL CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY. JULY 16. 1953
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New Lions President
Leo Lempke Injured
By Taking Ditch To
Avoid Hitting Deer
The North Santiam Chamber of
Commerce met at the city hall in
Stay ton last Wednesday night with
Ken Golliet, president, conducting
Following the reading of the min
utes of the last meeting, the secretary,
L. H. Wright, gave a financial report
While returning from a fishing trip
to Marion Lake over the weekend, Leo
Lempke of Mill City, escaped serious
injury early Monday morning near
Little Sweden, when he swerved the
car from the highway to keep from
hitting a deer. He was accompanied
by Ole Knutson of Niagara, who was
Harry Gisholt of Mehama was the
first to arrive at the scene of the ac
cident, however, he did not see it
happen. He noticed a cloud of dust and
stopped to investigate. He found the
pickup in the ditch and Mr. Lempke
bleeding profusely from a severe cut
on his lip. He had gone through the
windshield on the right hand side of
the pickup. He was taken to Stayton
hospital for treatment.
While the men were at Marion Lake
they assisted in carrying out Harlan
Brock of Lebanon, who had suffered
from a heart attack. The attack was
S. A. Dodge, Detroit, Michigan, is
the new president of The International
Association of Lions Clubs, (Lions
International). He was elected by un
animous vote at the 36th annual con
vention of the Association which clos
ed at the Chicago Stadium, July 11.
Dodge succeeds Edgar M. Elbert,
The convention concluded the most
successful year in the history of Lions'
International, according to the report
made by R. Roy Keaton, Chicago, Ill
inois, Director-General of the Associa
tion. He reported that during the
twelve-month period ended June 30,
1953, there was an addition of 915
new Lions Clubs and 26,058 men to the
roster of the Association, and that
the total as of May 31, 1953 is 10,260
clubs and 475,013 members. He stated
also that during the fiscal year Lions
Clubs were established in eight addi
tional countries: Paraguay, Lebanon,
Morocco, Scotland, Austria, Luxem
bourg, Algeria and Liechtenstein. He
added that Lions International is the
largest, strongest and most active ser
vice club organization in the world,
with Lions Clubs in 45 countries on
First Forest Fire Of Season
In Humbus Area Saturday
DETROIT—The season’s first for
est fire occurred in the Humbug area
last Saturday afternoon, presumably
a holdover from last Tuesday’s, July
7th, electrical storm.
Location of the fire was on Byers
Ridge, between Byers Creek and Dead
Horse creek, and had spread over
two acres before brought under con
trol. Approximately forty-three men
including suppression crews from Fish
lake, were fighting the fire at the
height of operations. Final mop-up
continued on Sunday.
EVANGELISTS HOLD MEETINGS
Miss Fern Luther and Miss Judy
Chavez returned Friday from Los An
geles, Cal. They were summoned home
by the illness of their mothers, Mrs.
E. H. Luther and Mrs. B. Chavez. The
ladies are evangelists having meetings
at the Community church. Miss Cha
vez’ grandfather was killed in Mexico
during revolution under Pancho Villa’s
rule and her mother forced to take re
fuge in an abandoned mine for nine
days before escaping and later cros
sing the border into U. S. Miss Chavez
will tell her life’s story at Sunday
morning services at 11 a. m.
OTIS CHANCE OF GATES
AT SCOUT JAMBOREE
Idanha Couple Honored
By Friends Sunday On
38th Wedding Anniversary
DETROIT—Relatives and friends
from Portland gathered at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Howard in Idan-1
ha, Sunday, July 5th, honoring the
couple on their thirty-eighth wed- ■
ding anniversary. A lovely basket of
flowers was presented the Howards
The days festivities included sight
seeing around the lake and the De
troit Dam, and a tour of the Idanha
Guests attending were Mrs. Ho-|
ward’s nephew, W. R. Grant, his wife
and son Jonny, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer |
Myer, Mr. and Mrs. Bud Richmond.!
Mr. and Mrs. W. Pringle. Mr. and
Mrs. W. Wing, Mr. and Mrs. R. H.
Pierce. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pedro and
Mrs. Pearl DeLapp.
ATTENDANCE AT PLAYGROUND
PICKS UP DURING WEEK
Attendance at the playground at
the school here has picked up some
during the past week.
Archery and arts and crafts con
tinue to be the most popular activities.
Ping pong and teunis tournaments
will begin as soon as enough boys and
girls sign up at the recreation center.
The recreation leaders state that
Junior league baseball practice is held
each day at 2:30 and little league
practice is held each morning.
Huge Mastodon Tooth
Is Found Near Lyons
A mastadon tooth, and it really is
a whopper, was brought to the Enter
prise office Thursday by J. C. Podrab
sky, who lives a short distance west
of Mill City.
This particular tooth was found
south of Lyons about two years ago
by Art Baltzer and Mr. 1 Podrabsky
had borrowed it to show hi*
ter and friends, at the ) time he
visited this office.
Measurements of the tooth is four
inches across and seven and one-
fourth inches long. It weighs eight
pounds. Four feet of tusk and part of
a huge thigh was also found at this
place and it is believed the whole
skeleton lies buried there.
Mr. Prodrabsky says he and Mr.
Baltzer plan to go to that place next
month in an attempt to unearth
more of the skeleton.
Archeologists from Poitlaud nave
been contacted and they estimate
the tooth to be at least 5000 years old,
and more likely to be 10,000 years.
The tooth was found in swampy
land when excavating for a water re
servoir. It lay buried only four feet
below the surface and beneath it
was solid rock, which may account
for its excellent preservation. From
examination, the archeologists de-
termined the tooth was from an ani-
mal of the vegetarian species.
The Boy Scouts of the Calapooya
District left Salem, July tenth, for
the National Jamboree being held at
the Irvine Ranch, Santa Ana, Calif.,
Russell Harrison, Albany, is the
scoutmaster of the Jamboree Troop
No. 32, with John Eskeldson, Leban
on, and Sam Cairnes of Foster, acting
as his assistants. The boys and lead
ers gathered at the Catholic Center in
Salem at 7:00 p. m. for a covered dish
dinner before they boarded the train,
the Jamboree Special, to start on
their way to Santa Ana. The next ,.
five ? Myers Family Has Reunion
days there will be special 1 trips which |
uding a visit At Albany on Sunday
have been arranged including
Some thirty relatives gathered at
to the U. S. Naval Base, San Diego;
Lockheed Air Craft plant; RKO stu the Bryant Park at Albany Sunday
dios; Balboa Park and Zoo; Knotts for a reunion of the Myers family.
Henry Myers of Cottage Grove, a
Berry Farm; and a short trip into
son from that city, and one from
The Jamboree starts July 17, and Burns were the only ones present to
bear the Myers family name. From
the boys will return home July 26th.
. Otis Chance of Gates is the repre Mill City were Mrs. Charles Sullivan,
sentative who is attending the Jam- a sister of Henry Myers, her son-in-
law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Irl
boree from this community.
Plymale, and their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Hut
MEHAMA—Mr. and Mrs. Leland chinson and family. Mrs. John Klock
Manning and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ries- of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roberts of
ter took 35 fish at Daly Lake over the Los Angeles, Calif., and relatives
weekend; Glen Coles and party, 30 from Tigard, Junction City, Ore.,
trout from Twin Lake; Merlin Dake and Bremerton, Wn., were present
and party all got their limits at East to spend the day visiting and enjoy a
Lake, some up to 19 inches in length. pot luck dinner.
CLIMBS MOUNT BACHELOR
On July 4th, Darrell Farmen and
Harry White climbed Mt. Bachelor
located just south of the Three Sis
ters. It took them three and one half
hours to climb the 9,060 foot moun
Verne Shaw of Mill City served as tain. They reported a spectacular
best man and Bud Davis, formerly of view from the summit.
Mill City, now of Seattle, Wash., and
Mr. and Mrs. V. F. Todd and two
George Reidel of Portland, served as
sons, Steven and Allen, who have
candlelighters and ushers.
Mr. Gordon of Portland, sang, "Be been at Larimee, Wyoming, while
cause”, ‘I Love You Truly’ and “Lords Mr. Todd attended summer school,
will visit in Chicago at the home of
Prayer”, during the ceremony.
The bride’s mfither wore a cham- Mr. and Mrs. John Allen before re
payne colored lace dress with brown turning to Mill City. Mr. Todd is su
accessories and the groom’s mother perintendent of schools here and the
was gowned in navy blue lace with family will return home about Au-
.Mr. and Mrs. James Barton and
A reception for about eighty guests
was held in the church parlors after family of Richland, Wash., former
the ceremony. Pouring were two Mill City residents of the past few
aunts of the bride, Mrs. Paul Wohl years, made brief calls on friends here
and Mrs. Harold Fuqua, both of Port- Monday. They were guests of the Os
land. Serving the traditional wedding wald Hertes of Gates. Their daughter
cake was the bride's aunt, Mrs. Wil Barbara, was recently married to
liam Thein of Lake Grove, Oregon, William Howe, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Morris Howe of Mill City, who is sta
and Mrs. Verne Shaw of Mill City.
When the newlyweds left for a short tioned with the U. S. Army in Cali.
Recent luncheon guests at the Verne
honeymoon trip to the coast, Mr*.
Howe was wearing a whit* suit with Clark home were Rev. Loren Dunton
of Deland, Florida, and Mr. and Mrs.
navy blue accessories.
The bride attended high school in Edwin Dunton of Portland. Rev.
Mill City for three year* and the Loren Dunton is pastor of the First
groom is a graduate of the local high Christian Church of Deland, Florida,
i school and Oregon State College at and came west to attend the Disciples
of Christ convention at Portland. He
The couple will make their home in is a brother-in-law of Mr. Clark. The
Oakland. California, where th* groom Clarks and Dunton* originally all
i* stationed at Park* Airforce Base. came from Kan***.
William Howe Married to Richland Girl
In St. Marks Lutheran Church In Portland
Miss Barbara A. Barton, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. James Barton of
Richland. Washington, became the
bride of William R. Howe, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Morris Howe, of Mill City,
in a ceremony performed Saturday,
July eleventh, in St. Marks Lutheran
church in Portland.
The Rev. Walter Knutson, pastor
of the church, officiated at the candle
light services, at eight o’clock p. m.
The church was decorated with pink
gladiolas and white delphinums.
To the strains of nuptial music,
the bride entered on the arm of her
father, who gave her in marriage. She
was gowned in a ballerina length
gown of white nylon net with an over
skirt and jacket of Chantilly lace. Her
fingertip veil was held in place by a
coronet of seed pearls and she carried
a ca=cade bouquet of pink roses and
bovardia in the center of which was a
white and purple orchid.
Miss Bonnie Barton, as her sis
ters junior bridesmaid, was gowned
in yellow, carried an old fashioned
nosegay and had flowers in her hair.
Mis« Donna Fuqua, a cousin of the
bride, as maid of honor, wore an aqua
ballerina gown and the bride’s sister,
Mrs. Georre Reidel. also of Portland,
wore an orchid ballerina gown. Both
carried old fashioned nosegay*.
North Santiam Chamber
To Meet Here Sept. 16th
on the Detroit Dam dedication. Com
munications were read from the state
highway and Willamette Basin com
missions, and Albert Toman ga\e a
further report on the concession*.
About 200 lunch tickets were given
out to scout and band members. An
appeal for new members was made
by President Golliet.
A committee composed by M. J.
Martin, Herman Hassler, Ken Gol
liet, Albert Toman and W. R. Hut
cheson, was appointed to work in pro
moting a home for delinquent children
in Marion county.
The subject of a power substation
at Lyons was discussed and the secre
tary was instructed to write George
Tate to find out the present status of
the station and report at the next
R. G. Proby of Bend has secured a
location for a large road sign and
plans are now under way to have the
sign erected south of Bend. G. W.
Schachtsick was appointed to check
up on developing a picnic area near
the Keith Phillipps place.
The next meeting of the chamber
will be held in Mill City, September
SULLIVAN DENTON NUPTIALS
HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON
DETROIT—The Evangelical United
Brethren church of Taft was th»
scene of the marriage of Miss Sylvia
Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mr*.
Clarence L. Sullivan of Taft and Glen
Denton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh P.
Denton of Tillamook, Sunday after
noon, June 28th.
The young couple are at home to
their friends in Fairview addition.
Glen is employed at the Aberdeen
The Dentons were former resident*
of Idanha and Detroit, where Glen
Sportsme.as Club Has
Meeting at Mehama
The North Santiam Sportsmen's
Club met Monday eve, July 13 at the
old Howell School house, Jerry Coff
man, president, presiding. The club
voted to lease the school for a club
house. Thursday evening, July 16 will
be cleanup night for the grounds. All
members that can come and bring a
grass cutting devise or rake are urg
ed to do so.
Elmer Phelan made a report on the
progress of the trout derby. So far
there hasn’t been any large fish enter,
A film, "Glass Rods”, was shown
and the meeting ended with straw-
berry shortcake furnished by Mrs.
Jake Schlies and coffee from the
clubs new coffee urn. Thirty-two
members were present.
The North Santiam Sportsmen’s
Club will have their picnic at Marion
Forks, Sunday, August 10th. It will
be pot luck with the club furnishing
prizes and refreshmenst.
David Golden Breaks
Ankle In Fall Thursday
David Golden, 12, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Golden, is recovering at
his home from a fall over a 30-foot
embankment, Thursday evening. He
and Teddy Ficker were playing near
the Kelly Planning Mill. He was im
mediately rushed to the Stayton hos
pital where he remained overnight for
X-rays and examination. It was found
his injuries consisted of a broken
The Clyde Golden family recent
ly moved to Idanha from Mill City.
Milk Marketing Adm.
To Have Public Hearing
A public hearing has been scheduled
by the Oregon Milk Marketing Ad
ministration to be held at the Con
ference Room, State Library, Salem,
Oregon, at 10:00 a. m., July 22, 1953
to consider changes in marketing
areas in which market regulations are
established under authority of the
Oregon Milk Marketing Act.
A recent amendment of the act by
the state legislature authorized the
administration to establish larger
marketing areas for administrative
LUCKY TWELVE CLUB MEETS
The Lucky Twelve Pinochle club
met Thursday afternoon at the home
of Mr*. Frank Blazek. Prizes award
ed on the aternoon’s play were as fol
lows: high, Eva Agee; low, Ronnie
Klecker, and pinochle, Edna Jenkins.
The hostess served salad and cheese
garlic bread for refreshment*.
The club meets today (Thursday)
at the home of Dorothy Johnson.