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T he MILL CITY
Mil l. CITY
Work has been going on from time
to time putting the beauties of the
North Santiam Canyon on colored mo
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATURE’S EMPIRE
vie film to be used in promoting tour
ist trade for this area.
Thursday of this past week, Dr.
VOLUME IX NUMBER 33
MILL CITY. OREGON. ’ THURSDAY. AUGUST 13. 1953
12-50 a Year, !()(•» Copy
Robert Anderson of Salem, Doug
Heater of the Fern Ridge road, and
Jerry Coffman, Mehama, spent the
day taking pictures of fishing scenes
along the colorful North Santiam
They also took pictures of the en
tire plywood plant at Lyons, owned
A thunderstorm last Wednesday
by the M and M Qo. When the film is
night brought residents of this area
completed, it is expected to be shown
out of their beds about midnight when
to residents of cities of the area.
Members of the City Council last
A willing crew of fans, tournament
The film cost is being borne by the Wednesday night voted unanimously came before the city council that the lightning began cracking down in
and ballplayers, turned out
North Santiam Chamber of Com for fluoridation of the city water sup night was discussion of establishing
diate area no serious damage was Sunday to work at the completion of
ply and the treatment will be started a city dog pound. No action could be reported, however, some trees were Allen Field and make it ready for the
as soon as possible, according to Ma taken on this matter as no funds have blown down.
State Tournament which will be held
yor John Muir. This council action been provided for the expense. It is
followed the reading of a petition believed that this item will be includ blazes in the Detroit area. A watch
of the major construction
signed by 301 Mill City residents. ed in the new budget.
problems faced by tourney officials
Council members present were Ar- man from a logging crew averted a
There were no protests to this action
lo Tuers, Bob Hill, Lee Knowles, Dave severe fire in the Parkett Creek area. were eliminated Sunday, although
by any resident of the city.
A crew of 15 men from the Ercil much is left to be done in final pre
The city water supply is furnished Reid and Mayor Muir.
Logging Company, fought the paration for the Saturday, August
Mill City becomes the seventh city
by the Mountain States Power com
in Oregon to order fluoridation of the blaze from 2:30 to 7 a. m. to get it 22 opener.
New Bleachers Erected
Vacation will end for Mill City
three months will be required to in water. Other Oregon cities approving
An additional 30 feet of new blea
Telephone linemen were called out
school students at 9 o’clock, Septem
ber the 8th, according to Superinten stall the fluoride treatment plant for Klamath Falls, Roseburg and Hills- to repair some line damage after the cher space was erected along the first
base line to complete a permanent pro
dent V. S. Todd. There will be no the About
the only other matter that boro.
It was reported to this office as the ject started last year. Portable blea
school on the 10th and 11th, as tea
According to David M. Witter, di
chers from the Mill City high school,
chers will attend the Linn County
rector of dental health section of the worst storm of the season.
with seating capacity for an addition
al 500, was added to the left field
All first graders and ninth graders
will be a dental examination made of
line. There is space left for the erec
are asked to complete the physical
the children sometime this school
tion of one more concession stand.
examination before school starts.
year and an effort made to round out
A five foot high wire fence was
First grade students may pick up the
a more complete dental health pro
stretched from the dugouts to the
forms for physical checkups at the
gram. Fluoridation is only one part
wood fence on each side of the field,
elementary school office. Registra
of a dental health program, yet it is 1
The school board of the Mill City enclosing the entire in-bounds area of
tion will be on September 4.
claimed by some to be the most
tive "tool" that "is av.Hable in the'field
sch,ools met in regularjession
All first grade students are requir
ed to present birth certificates or the
on dental health for the prevention of at the elementary school, Tuesday Santiam Valley Grange
equivalent when entering school.
Holds Meeting Friday
Kelly Lumber Sales, champions of tooth decay.
Chairman Russell Kelly was in
First graders coming to school for the Santiam Softball league and one
In Oregon there are a few communi
The Santiam Valley grange met Fri
the first time must be six years old of this year’s top tournament favor ties that have fluorides occuring na charge of the meeting and Harold day evening with Master Giles Wag
on or before November 5th, in order ites, will meet last year’s State cham turally in their water supply. These
ner presiding. All officers were pres
to be eligible to attend school.
pions from Corvallis, in a double cities are Boardman, Nyssa, Ontario present. Wm. Shuey is on vacation, ent and a total of 22 were present.
header game at Allen Field here to and Umatilla.
Wilson Stevens was appointed to
clerk, stated some time was spent
represent the Santiam Valley Grange
The Corvallis nine will feature the
at a state highway location meeting
high school gymnasium. The sketches
pitching of Hal Wehemeir and Jack
to be held in Stayton.
Sprick along with the long ball hitting
The Grange fall festival commit
of Dick Sprick. Wehemeier was voted
tees were appointed as follows:
as last year’s outstanding tournament
Fair chairman, Elmer Taylor; as
Superintendent V. S. Todd, Princi
pitcher and Sprick was awarded the
Lloyd Sletto; fancy work,
pal Howard Means, and Coach Bur
Kelly Lumber Sales defeated Bill ton Boroughs, were present at the Blanche Wagner and Lois Meyers;
Kelly’s travel to Bucxman field at & Caps of Lebanon in a double head
I canning, ’ Bertha Basil and Mrs. Ed
Miss Janet Bellin this week began Portland Sunday for a twin bill with er played at Allen Field Tuesday meeting.
! Taylor; flowers, Celene Taylor, Bee
her duties as correspondent from the Grimshaw Tire nine.
Hiatt and Rose Coffman; baking. Mrs.
night. The first game, a close one, Crook Family Picnics
Mehama for the Mill City Enterprise.
D. A. Franklin and Dorothy Draper;
wound up 4 to 3 in favor of the local
Miss Beilin’s news column appears Drivers License Examiner
At Milk Creek Park
fruit, Frank Basil, Cecil Teagaiden;
on page 8 of this issue.
Relatives from Portland, Salem, vegetables, Wilson Stevens, Elaine
Dumbrowsky, with two hits in three
With the coverage of the news in
Stayton and Mehama gathered at the Russell, William Pr'.ha (; fsim
A Drivers License Examiner will be times at bat, was the leading hitter in Milk Creek Park near Portland, Sun booths, G. D. Meyers, Giles Wagner;
the Mehansa area The Enterprise
this week comes one step closer to its on duty in Mill City, Thursday, Au Kelly’s got a barrage of hits with D. day of last week, when the Crook fa livestock, Albert Bass, John Lam
plan for complete news coverage of gust, 20th, at the Fire Hall, between Bennett, Caiey, McMorris, Zuber, mily met for a family reunion. Two brecht, Albert Julian; entertainment
the Canyon area. There is now only the hours of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m., ac and Dan Valdez each getting two sons and two daughters and their and prizes, Jerry Coffman, Albert
one community left without a repre cording to an announcement received hits.
families were unable to attend, but Stevens, Leo Russell; advertising. Bob
sentative of The Enterprise, that be from the Secretary of State’s office. | Short score, first game.
the following were present: Mrs. Eva Draper, Alta Bodeker and Eva Bress
Persons wishing original licenses or |
ing Idanha. As soon as possible a
F, I Crook, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crook ler.
Everyone living in this area is in
representative will be secured in that
1 and Bob, of Mehama; Mr. and Mrs.
area. Mehama residents are asked applications well ahead of the schedul Bill & Caps
4 Fred Jacoby and family of Stayton; vited to make entries in the fair. Any
to cooperate with Miss Beilin by giv ed closing hour in order to assure
i Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Seamster and of the above named committee mem
ing her news of interest in that area. time for completion of the required
I daughter, Joan, of Salem; Mr. and bers can furnish more information if
Mrs. Richard Croak, Mr. and Mrs. Leo it is desired. The fair will be held
i Crook and family, Mr. and Mrs. Don- September 26th. The lecture program
Bill & Caps
Nursing Conference and
Davidson and Carey, Applegate and 1 aid Crook and family, all of Port- subject was “Safety in the Home"
| land. The day was spent visiting, and ‘‘Government Price Support”, the
Immunization Clinic Is
i swimming and enjoying a picnic din latter creating many heated dis
Defeat Ix-banon Monday
Scheduled for Detroit
The Kelly men traveled to Lebanon ner at the park.
A nursing conference and immuni- Monday night and defeated Lebanon I
Several local fishermen motored to I zation clinic will be held in the Ele Western Veneer by score of 8 to 2 and
Newport this past weekend where they mentary School at Detroit, on Thurs .8 to 1.
chartered a boat to do some deep sea day, August 20th.
, | Al Zuber with a homer. Dale Ben-
The hours will be from 9:30 to 12, ’ nett with two triples, and Ron David-
fishing. Reports here state they
o’clock, noon, with Mrs. J. R. Hase- I son with four hits in four trips to the
caught 21 salmon.
Those who made up the party were: man in charge.
| plate were the heavy stickers for
The following letter was received tests, job performance tests, shots,
Tex Blazek, Ray Walker. Melvin La-
. Kelly's in the first game. Dale Ben-
Vine, Joe Lalack, Clifford Large, GAYNIGHTERS SQUARE DANCE I nett with two hits in three times at this week from Robert Wingo, former photo, fingerprints,
Tommy Wood, Bill Tickle, Ed Yarnell, CLUB HAS OUTING AT BEACH
I bat, lead the way in the second game. resident of Mill City:
card, supervisors training session, is
Blue Jay Camp,
Six couples belonging to the Gay-
Gale Lowery, Ken Siler, Kenneth Cro-
Pearson pitched a no-hitter in the
suing of Arctic clothing, orientation
foot, Bert Roberts, George Williams, nighters Square Dance Club of Mill second game.
and signing of contract.
all of Mill City; Cecil Fritts, Van City enjoyed an outing at the beach
Short score, first game,
Left Minneapolis at 6:00 a. m. the
couver; Jim Race, Dee Shifflett, on Sunday. They enjoyed swimming
17th by Navy plane and arrived at
1 Mill City Enterprise,
Howard Carter and Lyle Slack of Sa at Ocean Lake, had a seafood dinner Kelly Lumber
Westover, Mass, at 11:30 a. m. (1:30
lem; Ralph Winchell and Dutch Stet- at the Beach Cafe at Depoe Bay and Lebanon ..................
0 4 Mill City, Oregon.
p m. their time) were given rr-als and
ner of Gates; Dick Matherson, Sil drove to Taft, before returning home
Davidson and Carey; R. DeKuyper
lodging at the air force base and left
Sorry that I did not have the op- Westover at 9:15 a. m. the 18th by
verton; and Larry Bangs of Mehama. that night. Making the trip were Mr. and A. DeKuyper.
portunity of meeting you before I left air force plane. Stopped at Goose Bay,
and Mrs. Alfred Nesbitt, Mr. and Mrs.
Arey Podrabsky, Mr. and Mrs. Glen
E Mill City. I was in California on va Labrador, for four hours, (what a
1 cation when you took over the paper filthy place for Americans to stop
Blegen. Mr. and Mrs. J. Mason, Mr. Kelly Lumber
Cadet Wiley E. Muise
. 8 8
and upon my return I had to leave for and eat!) then at an N. A. C. camp,
Makes First Solo Flight
City, and Mr. and Mrs. Orville
Pearson and D. Bennett; R. DeKuy this job in such a rush that I did not BW 8 at Nice, Greenland for chow and
MILTON, FLA. (FHTNC)—A first Downing of Lyons.
per and Schaeffer.
on to here. Arrived here at 5:30 a. m.
solo flight was made by Naval Avia
This is quite a large camp, housing ■ the 19th. For several hours of the
tion Cadet Wiley E. Muise, nephew
nearly 7000 men at present. North flight all we could see was ice, both
of Mr. and Mrs. George D. Jenkins of
Atlantic Constructors have 3200 on on land and water. It's quite an uneasy
Box 702, Mill City. Cadet Muise at
the payroll at present and the balance feeling to look down upon such an ice
tended Willamette University. Salem.
is Air Force, Army, Navy, Army. En covered wasteland knowing ’ what
The flight was completed at the U. S.
gineers, Danes and another engineer would be the outcome of a forced
Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Whiting
ing company. It is situated in a cove landing for the entire country is very
Field, here. The Cadet will now receive
and is somewhat protected so isn't co erosive.
The Bonneville Power Administra
instruction in precision air work and tion is calling for bids for grading the it will then become the major switch vered with ice as the rest of the sur
There are several here from Oregon.
aerobatics along with his regular switchyard and spur track for the ing station for the BPA in the Wil rounding country is. We are complet
And some who worked at Detroit
Santiam substation. The site of the lamette Valley. Two transmission ing an air base for the air force that Dam. Leonard Erickson, who was a
Santiam substation is located approxi lines will come to the substation from was started in 1951.
I corps' engineer trainee, Frank Ham
mately 3 miles west of the town of McNary and The Dalles dams, plus
The weather has been very nice un by, Wirtenan, Howell and a few others
Sleeoer Fire From Storm
Lyons in Linn County. The successful
til the past few <|ays. At present it is whose names I do not recall.
Breaks Loose Monday
transmission raining, cold and quite windy. During
contractor will be required to grade | major high-capacity
We are treated very nice, furnisher!
DETROIT—A fire, presumably a the substation site and the spur track, lines will leave this Santiam substa- the rainy days the climate reminds me very good housing, (rooms-2 men to
sleeper from last week’s electric construct a major drainage ditch, in tion4o serve the principal load centers of Mill City except that, although the a room) excellent food and plenty of
storm, was discovered a mile and a stall corrugated metal pipe culvert, in the Willamette Valley. The 230-kv sun doesn't shine, it is very light. It's it, good medical facilities, including
half southwest of the Marion Forks and install some barbed wire fencing. Detroit-Alvey (Eugene) line now in hard to get accustomed to seeing day medical doctor, surgeon, dentist, hos
Bids will be opened in Portland. Ore service will be connected and control light at all hours, even more so, when pital, registered nurses (men) and
Guard Station, Monday.
A nineteen man suppression crew gon, on August 26. The successful led through the new Santiam substa the sun is shining brightly at mid X-ray, laboratory and pharmacy tec
of forestry and logging workers were contractor will be given 60 days to tion. A new 230-kv circuit extending night and all through the night for hnicians. All the recreation possible,
from Lyons to Albany, scheduled for that matter. It is quite an experience movies, library, hobby shop, and in
sent to the scene. The fire was complete the work.
Following the completion of grad completion by the fall of 1954. will to one who hasn’t seen anything like fact, like a city, except No ladies, or
brought under sontrol after burning
ing, BPA proposes to proceed with also be controlled and operated from it before. You sometimes wonder children
over about a half acre.
step 1 of the construction program for the Santiam substation. The third ma whether it is time to go to bed or get
Will enclose one of our papers so
this facility which includes the instal jor circuit between Lyons and Chem- up.
you can get an idea of the kind of
CITY PUTS MARKERS ON
lation of a 20,000-kva. 230-69-kv step | awa, sc heduled for completion in
Had a nice trip from Oregon, Left news we receive daily.
CROSS WALKS THIS WEEK
down substation to provide service to 1955, will reinforce «ervice to the Sa Portland by train at 3:00 p. m. on
I left in such a rush that I did not
This week. Art Hedge, maintenance both the Benton-Lincoln Electric Co lem area and Lincoln and Tillamook July 8th, arrived I at Minneapolis, get to bid goodbye to most of my
man for Mill City, has been busy operative and the Mountain States Po counties on the Oregon coast.
Minn, at 6:30 a. m. the 10th and was friends. Would
putting yellow metal discs on all the wer Company for the Santiam Valley
Funds in the amount of 36,667,000 met by representatives of the com from all who care to write.
main cross walks in Mill City. This area. Present plan* call for the com | were recently appropriated by Con pany and taken by bus to Rosemount
will be an improvement over the old pletion of this work by the fall of 1954. gress for the substation and the in- Camp, near Rosemount, Minn., about
Robert V Wingo.
system of yellow paint, according to
In the year following, the substation ■ coming transmission lines related to 22 miles from Minneapolis. We were
North Atlantic Construction,
Mr Hedge, as the oil from the pave will be enlarged by the addition of this major reinforcing power supply processed there for a week, physicals,
APO No. 23, care of Postmaster
ment discolored the paint rapidly
some 230-kv oil circuit breakers, as network.
New York City. N. Y.
psychiatric, life's, history, aptitude
City Dads OK Water
Thunder Storm Starts
Fires in Detroit Area
Workers Spend Busy
Sunday at Allen Field
School To Start
Janet Bellin New
Mehama Writer for
Mill City Enterprise
Mill City School
Board Meets Tuesday
Kelly Lumber Wins
4 Games This Week
Local Anglers Go
Deep Sea Fishing
Letter Received From Former Resident
Now Located at Thule, Greenland
Bonneville Power Administration Asks
Bids on Santiam Substation Near Lyons
the playing field. This improvement,
was mad« at the request of State of
ficials to prevent player injury and t*
eliminate the possibility of spectator
Only a few of the commercial signi
are left to be painted on the outfield
fence, which is an improvement thie
year. This painting has been done by;
A. A. LeCours.
Season Tickets Now on Sale
Bill Tickle, ticket sales chairmgtt,
urges the public to buy season tickets
now. Advance sales have been good«
but better results are necessary to ts-
sure the local softball association
sufficient funds with which to meet
the tournament guarantee. A Zenith)
portable radio, now on display at Mc«f
Carthy furniture, will be given by th*
association to the lucky season tickefl
holder. Tickets are on sale at Ste
wart’s Grocery, Mom and Pop’s Cafe«
Mill City Tavern, Meander Inn, and
the Gates Furniture Store.
District Playoffs This Week
Kelly Lumber Sales, the host team'«
is the only certain entry to date, buO
most of the 16 district playoffs will
be played early this week, the eight
intra-district playoffs to be complet
ed by this time next week. Hermiston
and Grant’s Pass are the only district
winners known at this time, and will
be favored as tourney entries along
with Salem, Eugene, Corvallis, Tilla
mook and Bend.
Russ Hoffman, CBI personnel dfa
rector, who has devoted much of hW
time and labor to assist in the Allen
Field construction work, announced
this week that his office will purchas*
season tickets for all members of th*
CBI team and their wives.
What could very easily have been •
tragedy occurred about eleven o’clocIC
Saturday forenoon, when David Ump«
hress, fourteen year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Umphreys, slipped
and fell into the swirling rapids be
low the dam.
By a lucky circumstance, Paul
Jahnke was repairing his fence on the
Linn county side of the river near the
dam, when he heard cries for help. He
investigated and the boys brother, Ro
land, 16, came running up the bank to
summon help. Neither boys could
Mr. Jahnke immediately waded into
the river up to his armpits and when
the swift current brought the boy into
reaching distance, Mr. Jahnke was
able to hold him and tow him to
He resorted to artificial respira
tion at once and after ten or fifteen
minutes, with help of others who came
to the scene, the lad responded to
treatment. Mr. and Mrs. Murray, Mrs.
Roy, Mr. Towl and Wes Greene, a
first aid instructor, helped until Dr.
The boy was brought home on a
stretcher, given penicillin shots and
made comfortable. At this writing he
is apparently suffering no lasting ef
fects from his ordeal.
This near tragedy should impress
everyone of the danger of that par
ticular spot in the river, and parents
are urged to keep their children a
safe distance from the dam.
Santiam V alley Grange
To Have Social Nijfht
The Santiam Valley grange will
have a social night, Friday. August
21. The Grange and the Mehama Far
mers Union will be co-hosts that
night to Mr. Stout, who has just re
turned from Greece and has many
interesting pictures which he plans
to show the group.
All Granges and Farmers Union
members are urged to come and also
bring their friends. The Grange men
will bring pies and the Farmers Un
ion will furnish the coffee and dough
Movies On Scenic Oregon
To Be Shown At I>egion
Meeting Here Tonight at 8
The Mill City American Legion poet
No. 159 will hold its regular meeting
at the I-egion hall here tonight
(Thursday) at 8 o’clock sharp, ac-
cording to Ford Wilaon, publicity
Besides the regular business meet
ing, a film on scenic Oregon will be