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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 6, 1953)
$180,000 Will Be
Spent On Mill City
Niagara Road Job
The State Highway Commission has
adopted an $8,680,000 program of
highway construction to be financed
with federal-aid funds allotted to the
state for the fiscal year 1955, supple
mented by the usual 40 percent of
match money required to be provided
by the state.
In Marion county, the Portland-
Salem Expressway, portion of the
Willamette River-Hayesville section,
grading and paving structures will
receive $630,000 and the North San
tiam secondary highway, Mill City
Niagara section will receive »180,000
Under the federal regulations,
the federal funds will be available for
contracting about November 1, 1953
and the highway Commission will be
ready to commence contracting the
projects included in the adopted pro
gram very shortly after that date.
The program adopted utilizes the
major part of the federal aid funds
available for the fiscal year 1955.
The projects to be financed with the
remainder of the available funds will
be selected later. Those projects are
exclusive of and in addition to con
struction to be financed with State
Highway Bond Funds.
T he MILL CITY
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEW AY TO THE HEART OE NATURE’S EMPIRE
MILL CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY. AUGUST 6. 1953
»2.50 a Year.
Volunteers Needed Sunday To Prepare for State Ball Tourney
Negro Shoots Companion at
Amalgamated Mines Sunday
Little Leaguers Lose
To Stayton 2 to 1
MEMBERS OF OREGON TRAILS
CLUB TO TAKE EXCI RSION
INTO EIGHT LAKES BASIN
of the Trails Club of Oregon and their
guests, will participate in an excur
sion into the Eight Lakes Basin Au
gust 8th to 16th, in an annual sum
mer outing. Their base camp will be
at Hunt's Cove.
Some of the party plan to scale Mt.
Jefferson, some will fish and others
will take short hikes from thier base
Gene Ware, Stayton rancher and
commercial packer, will pack supplies
to the group via mule train which will
leave Red Creek the morning of the
Sth, with Pamelia Lake the first stop
Scouting the area for the organiza
tion preparatory to the excursion, was
the president of the club, Edward
Hill, and two members. Art Steinle
and George Frank.
The Little Leaguers of Mill City
A call for volunteer workmen i be
motored to Stayton Monday night
A 59-year-old negro is being held in
ing sent out this week by Dick Pa l.ei.
where they dropped a five-inning
Marion county jail in connection with PING PONG LADDER
Men, both young and old. are a ked
game to the Stayton nine, by a score
the shotgun shooting of another negro TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
to bring their saws and hammers to
of 2 to 1.
Sunday at the Amalgamated Mines
1. Harold Kliewer
Allen Field early Sunday mornii , t ■
Mill City failed to collect a hit from
located north of Mill City. Also held
help erect the bleachers and do < the?
the Stayton pitcher, Dennis Frank,
as a material witness is a negro wo 3. Larry
work in preparation for the Uta to
who whiffed nine Mill City stickmen.
man, Delilia Smith Gindron, who stat
4. Dale Smith
Softball tournament which will be held
Johnny Lucas drove in the winning
ed she was the wife of the wounded
5. Arthur Webb
here August 22 to 26.
runs for Stayton.
man, Julius Smith, 53. They were said
6. Gary Bevier
Carl Watt who supervised the con
to have been living in one of the sev
7. Larry Kanoff
struction last year, and who has beer
100 00 1 0 4
eral cottages where the miners are
8. Dorman Gregory
on the job this year, has been called t »
002 Ox 2 2 9
9. James Meinert
work on the Garrison Dam in Nortli
The woman in the case told police
10. Jimmy Bevier
Dakota. Mr. Watt has contribute,!
Sunday that while she was washing
11. Robert Ditter
much to Allen Field and all ball fans
Saddle Horses And 21
dishes, Kizer appeared and made ad
12. David Jones
express their thanks for his fine work.
Mules Used On Fishing Trip
13. Freddie Smith
Girl Scouts Of Troop 36
His place is being filled by Dick Par
leave and he is said then to have got
14. Ricky Thompson
ker, who with a crew, spent Sunday
Enjoy Picnic At Stayton
ten a shotgun and gone to Smith who
at the mill sawing lumber for the
here on Friday for the Eight Lake
Members of the Local Girl Scout was working on an automobile. Kizer
bleachers. A wire fence will also be
Basin, returning on Monday with some
Troop No. 36 of the Santiam Area
build from the dugouts to the wooden
mighty fine fish.
Council, accompanied by their lead
Gene Ware of Stayton, commercial
er, Mrs. Howard Means, and co-lead- here it is said he then fired at Smith
Workers will be needed to help move
packer escorted the party into the
er, Faustina Nesbitt, enjoyed an out with the gun, the pellets from the .410
Eight Lake Basin. Eighteen saddle
portable bleachers from the school
pistol-shotgun hitting Smith in the
ing at Stayton Park on Monday.
gym to the field in order to accomo
horses and 21 pack mules were used
The girls went swimming, had a left side.
on the excursion.
Funeral services for Mrs. E. C. date the large crowds which attend
The mine, owned by J. P. Hewitt of
treasure hunt, and hamburgers were
In the party were Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan, who died Sunday at the these fast ball games.
served for refreshment. In the group Portland, employs about 12 men. all
Vern Keller and sons Leonard and Lebanon hospital, were held Wednes-I W. H. Reed, assisted by A. T. Barn-
were Frances Ward, Zita Crosier, Negroes. Copper, lead, zinc and some
Three teen-age Boy Scouts lost in John of Stayton, Mr. and Mrs. Robert day afternoon at three o’clock in the hardt, completed leveling the outfield
Nancy Porter, Gloria Klecker, Rosa silver is mined there.
the woods west of Marion Lake since Hiple and sons Eddie and Danny of Lebanon Christian church. Ministers and infield Sunday, which will be an
lee Bassett, Sherry Hansen and Pen
Friday morning, showed up early Sun Estacada, Mr. and Mrs. Sol Tucker H. E. Jull of the Mill City Christian improvement for this year’s tourna
ny Gould. Earlene Boardman, who is
day morning at Scout Camp Pioneer, and daughter Shirley and Jean Black, church and Arlaw Bristow, of the Le ment.
a guest at the Means home, from Salt
A. A. LeCours is at present time
neice of Mrs. Tucker, Mrs. F. Noble banon church, officiated.
in good shape and unharmed.
Lake City, was a guest of the group.
Burial was made in a Lebanon painting the advertisements on the
The boys were the object of an ex and Richard Rice.
The group left Mill City about 10:30
tensive search by scout leaders, For
a. m. and returned at five o’clock.
Eight teams are slated for th«
Mrs. Vaughan, a former Mill City
est Rangers and State Police. Their
resident, had been ill for some three double elimination action, which was
safe arrival at the scout camp halted Shower Held For Mrs.
preparations of an enlarged search Floyd Blackburn Thursday months, and was confined to the hos first put into use at the tourney held
Has Miraculous F^scapc
pital for three weeks preceeding her here last year. Previously 16 games
Last Wednesday night Mill City party. The scouts were James Rock GATES—M r s. Floyd Blackburn death.
played a single elimination bracket.
From Serious Injuries
(Virginia Timm), a bride of two
softball fans were treated to as varied
Inter-district playoffs will narrow the
As Truck Brakes Fail
weeks, was complemented at a post
an assortment of errors, hits, runs,,
field to eight teams for action here.
While driving a watertank down a and so forth, as ever seen on Allen ing from Marion Lake to Camp Pion nuptial shower Thursday evening at Boy Scout Fun Fest At
There is a possibility of a double
steep hill Monday near the Detroit
header ball game at Allen Field Sun
six miles, school. Mrs. George Stafford, Mrs. Local Park On Sunday
Dam, Al Zuber found the brakes of the “Oldtimers” of CBI and the Go when they left the scout group and
There will be a Boy Scout Fun Fest day when this years' league winning
Mabie Knutson and Mrs. Edward
the vehicle had given way. As the vernment Engineers of Mangold.
attempted to take a short cut off the CVance were hostesses for the affair. at the City Park in Mill Citf. Sunday, Kelly Lumber Sales team will meet the
truck gained speed he jumped from it
It would be difficult to pick out any Pine Ridge Trail. They returned to
Corvallis Elks, last year’s tournament
Following the opening of the many August 9th, starting at iKb clock.
just before it went over a steep bank outstanding player, but they were all their respective homes on Sunday.
The public is invited to attend, bring winners. At the time of going to press
and collided with a building.
“good”. CBI won the game by a score
however, these games were unveri
the guest of honor, Mrs. Blackburn; their picinc lunches and spend the af fied.
The truck was badly demolished but of 11 to 10.
her mother, Mrs. William Timm; Mr.
Mr. Zuber fortunately, only received
In the second game of the evening,
| Blackburn's mother, Mrs. Arthur lore contest and the winning patrol
a few cuts and bruises and was given the Merchant-Firemen of Mill City
Blackburn and the guests present wins a free trip to Olympia, Wash, and
won over the Salem Merchants by a
included Mesdames Glen Hen- a cruise on Puget Sound, according to
score of 4 to 2.
ness, Clarence Ball and Carol SueJ assistant boy scout leader, Elmer
Following is the short score:
Charles Tucker, Henry Eccleston, Al Steiner.
R H E
STAYTON—Failure of air brakes bert Millsap, Clare Henness, and
The Art and Crafts program at th«
a loaded log truck to go out of Kandee, Louisa Wriglesworth, Rosa TENNIS LADDER
summer playground will close Friday
control and crash injuring the driver,
of this week. Children are urged to
Thursday, July 30—
1. Larry Large
Monday. Bill Rieger, who was driving, zel Coddle. Those sending gifts were
pick up art projects they wish to
In the concluding games of the San received undetermined injuries to both Mesdames Wilma Berry, Engle John 2. Harold KHewer
keep. The Arts program had a bump
Marion county will receive $118,- tiam Softball League play the Mer
3. Larry Kanoff
son, Albert Toman, Ned Richards,
er attendance this year and some fin*
951.38 from sale of timber on O&C chant-Firemen defeated CBI by a
projects have been turned out by th«
grant lands, according to a report re score of 8 to 1; and Kelly Lumber Memorial hospital. Guy Music of Harold Wilson, Tim White, Merle • 5. Terry Muir
ceived by the county court from the Sales defeated Chucks of Mill City by Aumsville, owner of the truck, who Devine, Edmund Davis. David Barn-
6. Rodney Goble
was a passenger, jumped clear and
The playgrounds activities will con
Bureau of Land Management.
a score of 3 to 0. This assured Kelly’s
7. David Jones
hardt and the Misses Eileen Eccles
tinue until the last of August.
This is an increase of $5,751.71. The a berth in the State Tournament to was uninjured.
ton, Mabie Hesseman and Idabelle, 8. Pat Thomas
money will go into the county’s gener be held here this month.
9. Brian Moffatt
above Mehama on a new log road off Blackburn.
al fund, earmarked for use on roads
Heres the short score—
— Timber Access Road Is
Total receipts for the fiscal year
R H E grade. The truck plowed into the bank
Under Construction Now
ending June 30 which will be divided Merchant Firemen
1 and was damaged.
DETROIT—The J. Wesly Webb
among the 18 counties participating CBI
owned by Music and driven by
Construction company of Salem is
were $12,148,048.14. Last year re
Davidson and D. Walker; Beerbau- James Duman was involved in a simi
constructing a timber access road
ceipts were $8,071,277.85.
er and D. Bennett.
lar accident about Vz mile from the
that will develop the Straight Creek
In its report the Bureau of Land
Management states that the “large
R H E but uninjured. Front wheels of the
The Packatt Logging company has
increase in collections this year» re Kelly Lumber Sales
I contracted to logging that area.
1 truck were buckled and had to be tow
flects a substantial gain in the volume Chucks of Mill City ....
Thirty million board feet of timber
of timber sales from the O&C lands,
Pearson and Carey; G. Carey and
be taken out of that area and
made possible by an expanded staff. Turner.
eight and six-tenths miles of access
This explanation was made to meet Tuesday, August 4—
McCarthy Furniture Has
road has been constructed.
the emergency timber salvage problem
Kelly Lumber Sales won out over
in western Oregon which calls for the Mt. Angel by a score of 7 to 1 This Unique Plan To Acquaint
salvaging of all blowndown, fire kill was a nine inning game and the locals Residents With Store Here
Funeral Services Held
ed and beetle infested timber as rapid got in some batting practice with a
Bill McCarthy, owner of McCarthy!
total of 10 hits. McMorris collected Furniture here, this week has taken ;
ly as possible.
For Idanha Infant
three of the 10 hits.
space on page five of The Enterprise
DETROIT—Graveside services were
70 New State Traffic
to tell residents of the Canyon that it '
held at Lone Oak cemetery at Stay
R 1 H
pays to buy furniture and appliances
ton, July 13th for Pamela Annette
Officers Going on Roads
7 10 5
Kelly Lumber Sales
Coffey, infant daughter of Mr. and
Captain Lee Brown, assistant
. 1 3 5 at He
is offering many fine free mer
Mrs. Burley Coffey of Idanha. Rev.
perintendent of state police, has ad-
D. Carey, Davidson and D.
Robert Unger of Idanha officiated.
vised the Highway Lifesavers Com nett, D. Carey; C. Beyer and N. chandise articles to all those who pur- |
The baby was eight days old.
chase furniture at his store.
mittee of Oregon Citizens that 70 ad Beyer.
Surviving besides the parents ar«
Bill states, “I can prove that my |
ditional traffic officers are now pat
Following are the leading hitters prices
are lower than any place else.”
the grand-parents, Mrs. Helen Lichly-
rolling the state highways as a result in the Santiam softball league^
ter of Idanha, Fred Taylor, Houston,
of the increased budget provided by Player
Bat. Av. RUSSELL HOLTS ENTERTAIN
Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. Carter Cof-
the recent legislature for state police D. Bennett ..... — CBI
. .419 RELATIVES AT REUNION
fey of Gillham, Arkansas.
activities. The budget actually pro G. McMorris
Mr. and Mrs. C. Russell Hoyt of
vided for 50 new officers, but through I Joe Boyle
rearrangement of inside office detail, 1 B. Valdez ....
.326 Idanha entertained the brother of Mrs.
Nl HSING CONFERENCE AND
Hoyt, Mr. Warren Allen of Mankato,
now being handled by women. 20 addi I Don Carey
IMMUNIZATION CLINIC TO BE
tional officers have been released for i Al Zuber
_ Kelly's .....
HELD HERE, AUGUST II
outside work. Lane, Douglas, Umatil i Ron Davidson
According to E. Cole, of the Marion
la and Linn counties which, following I J. Pearson
County Health Department, a nursing
a state-wide survey were shown to be | J. Carey
Chuck’s of M. C.
conference and immunization clinic
in particular need of officers, will re i R. Dombrowsky Kelly’s----
2*6 sisters. Another sister and her hus
will be held at the local elementary
ceive from two to five officers addi i O. Muise
’s of M. C.
school, next Tuesday, August 11th.
tional according to Captain Brown.
Home-run honors for the league weg of Albany, Oregon, completed the
The hours are from 9 to 12 o’clock.
went to Bob Dombrowsky and B. Val- family reunion.
Mrs. Cole will be present and Mrs.
DON SMITH TAKES OVER
dez with three each.
A. E. Nesbitt of Mill City will assist
the coast at Newport and had a picnic
STATION FROM AL HAVENER
at the clinic.
dinner at Whitewater Forest Camp.
A deal was completed recently Linn County Forest
where Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith re
NORTH SANTIAM SPORTSMEN
purchased their Union oil station here Closed By Hazard
LIGHT RAINFALL VISITS
LEBANON—A major part of Linn TO PICNIC SUNDAY AUGUST I«
in Mill City. They are back on the
MILL CITY AREA TUESDAY
job serving their patrons in the old county forests have been cloned to • The North Santiam Sportsmen’s
The first rain for some time fell in
stand. Since selling the station to Al entry except by permit, since midn.ght club will hold their picnic at the
Mill City Tuesday. Reports have com«
Havener they have been on their Wednesday.
Whitewater State Park about six
to this office that there was some
A spokesman at the Linn county miles above Idanha, Sunday, August
ranch at the Sisters. They expect to
heavy showers in the Mehama dis
¡ret settled in their home here in the fire patrol headquarters said the land 18th, according to Jerry Coffman of
trict. Salem received 18 of an inch.
lies roughly east of a line running Mehama.
Outside of settling the dust for the
11. The bride i« the daughter of Mr. and Mr«. Barney Ryal of Galen
Mr. Hovener took his father to north and south from Lane county to
time and lowering the temperature,
It will be an all day affair with
_, just east of Sweet games being played and prises given.
Arizona and stated his plans for the Marion county,
and Mr Bate« ia the mm of Mr. and Mr«. Byron Batea of Mill City.
not enough was received to do much
immediate future are indefinite.
' Home and Lacm
Courte«y of Capitol Journal
All members are asked to attend.
Teen Age Scouts
Return To Camp
After Being Lost
Funeral Services Held
For Former Resident
Given for Week
Marion County Gets
Share of 0&C Money
Bill Rieger Injured
In Log Truck Accident
Arts and Crafts Ends
Summer Session Here