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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 20, 1953)
May Take Six
Years To Finish
Hi way To Salem
By-passing of Stayton, Sublimity
and Aumsville by the proposed North
Santiam highway from Mill City to
Salem, was favored by the majority
of witnesses appearing at a hearing
before the state highway commission
at Stayton last Thursday morning.
Considerable difference of opinion
on two proposed routes for the high
way has developed in Stayton, a
Chamber of Commerce poll held early
this month showing 314 citizens favor
ing a route on the edge of Stayton and
182 in favor of the route located about
one and one-half miles north.
However, the route favored by the
highway engineers after exhaustive
surveys, seemed to meet with the fa
vor of the majority speaking at the
Further, Baldock said, construction
of the highway on the route proposed
by the highway engineers wouW cost
$74,000 less than the route closer to
No witnesses appeared from Sub
limity and only one from Aumsville,
William Rauscher, who expressed fa
vor for the outside route.
The public should not expect im
mediate construction of the new high
way as allocation of funds have not
yet been made. Most likely construc
tion of this highway will be divided
into two or three contracts and it will
probably take six years before th<
highway is completed to Salem.
T he MILL CITY
G ATI B
I 1 (»NS
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEW AY TO THE HEART OE NATL RE S EMPIRE
MILL CITY. OREGON. THURSDAY. AUGUST 20. 1953
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Plans Are Completed For State Softball Tournament In Mill City
Top Teams of
State To Clash
Be Here Sun.
For the second consecutive year.
Mill City will play host to the eight
leading state softball teams compet
ing in a five day double-elimination
tourney opening at 4:30 p. m. Satur
day, August 22. The winner will gain
a berth to the Northwest regional
playoffs to be held at Pendleton next
At this date, Salem, Hermiston,
Bend and the Mill City host team—
Kelly Lumber Sales—are the only cer
tain entries. Corvallis, last year’s
champions; Tillamook, Eugene and
Grants Pass are each leading in their
respective inter-district play-offs and
are the logical favorites to complete
the pairings for the Saturday opener.
This year’s competition promises
to be even closer than the ‘52 tourney
which is recognized as the outstanding
| tournament play in the history of
Pictured above is Kelly Lumber Softball team of
browskv, John Pearaon, and Russ Kelly, sponsor. Front I Oregon State softball. The ‘52 cham
pions from Corvallis—a sure entry—
Mill City, host team to the 20th Annual State Softball
row, left to right: Al Zuber, manager; Don Carey. John
will be regarded as the club to beat,
tournament being held here, beginning Saturday af
Carey, mascot; J. Hofert, Bill Hoffman and Danny
with Mill City and Eugene respected
The nation’s farmers have voted
ternoon. Back row left to right are: Brownie Valdez.
Valdez. They will meet Bend Saturday evening at 9:15
as close contenders. Hermiston, the
overwhelmingly to accept rigid con
Dave Sutton. G. McMorris. Ron Davidson. Boh Dom-
in the fourth game of the tourney.
Photo by Veness
runner-up team in ‘51, will replace
trols on next year’s wheat crop in re
the Nyssa Nine from last year, mak
turn for continued high government
Car Accident Near Big
ing a stronger entry from the eastern
part of the state.
The action, approved by a 7-1 mar
Cliff Dam Injures Couple
Prominent again in this year’s show
gin among the farmers voting in
DETROIT—Mr. and Mrs. Edward
will be the pitching talent amassed
Friday’s referendum, eased pressure
Hegy of Portland, were injured Sa
by the eight clubs. All teams advan
on farm-belt Republican members of
turday when their car went out of
cing with at least two outstanding
Congress facing campaigns for re I
twirlers, holding enviable records.
election in 1954.
way and careened onto a large boulder, i
Names familiar to those who wit
Preliminary returns announced by
They were taken to the Santiam |
nessed last year’s big show are Bo
This year the schoo: cafeteria will
the Agriculture Department showed
Last Wednesday night Kelly’s soft- Willis and Ron Willoughby of Eugene,
serve a plate lunch in order to qualify Memorial hospital in Stayton where ball
361,392 growers voted for marketing
traveled to Norinan- Dick Sprick, Jack Sprick and Hal
quotas on the 1954 wheat crop. Only
for federal aid in the lunch room pro attendants said they were not seri I dale aggregation
field in Portland to meet Port Wehmeier of Corvallis, who won last
gram, according to Superintendent ously injured.
53,252 opposed. The restrictions will
Mrs. Hegy suffered severe cuts land’s No. 2 softball team, Grimshaw year's outstanding pitcher award.
Funeral services for Vincent Nav V. S. Todd. The cafeteria will open on
cut production and sales about 20 per
Tire. After four and a half innings of Cliff Collins and Bob Smith of Grants
cent from this year’s 10 percent ab- ratil, 83, will be held at Fairview Tuesday, September 8 and lunches about the head and body bruises and . scoreless
ball, Grimshaw's Frank Pass, Keith Marshall from Tillamook,
her husband, lacerations of the face.
cemetery here Sunday at 3 p. m.
will cost 25c per day.
ove normal crop.
The accident occurred about 3 p. m. Keele got one of those rare inside the Jim Rawlings and Bob Knight for
Mr. Navatril, who was a resident of
in front of the Big Cliff cabins. The park homers with two men on base.
Mill City from 1920 until 1934, passed that first giaders coming to school Hegy car rode up on top of the boul- i Final outcome of the game was 4-0 in Salem, the rugged Harlow Spencer
and Jim Hathaway for Hermiston,
away Sunday at a Salem nursing for the firat time had to be six years der and then slipped backwards into favor of the Portland team. C
------ 1 Robinson and Line, newcomer, from
home. He had been ill for the past on or before the 5th of November. a ditch. The car was badly wrecked.
Bend, and Pmr.-on, Davidson and
This should nave read the 15th.
1 take in the game.
Carey for Mill City. Pearson and Da
School Board Meets
Navatril, who went to Salem in
E vidson are highly regarded tourna
■ Short score,
The school board met Monday Family Reunion Of
1951 to make his home with his dau
1 ment veterans, and Don Carey, all
A small crowd attended the Sports
5 0 state pitcher last year, holds a tourna
land, member of the firm which has Ragsdale Relatives Held
men's club picnic Sunday because of
| Pearson and Carey; Westmoreland ment no hit-no run game.
prepared plans for the new school Here On August 9th
prior commitments of members and and came to the United States 41 gym. Several changes in the plans
Trophies on Display
the fact that many failed to locate
The championship trophies present
Thursday night Kelly’s dropped a
Whitewater State Park east of Idan
Before going to Salem he had lived that a call for bids for construction in Mill City, Sunday, August 9th, I twin bill to Nored Builders of Cor- ed each year by the Coco-Cola Bott
ling Corporation, can be seen at Ste
vallis at Allen Field.
of the gym can be published in No 1953.
Claude Phillips was in charge of at Bend, Dallas and Roseburg.
E warts Grocery. The runner-up trophy,
1 First game,
activities of the day. First prize for
2 3 4 outstanding player, outstanding hit-
I Chester Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kelly’s
fish caught went to Adrian Bobillot with whom he made his home; ano
8 10 2 | ter, and outstanding pitcher trophies
who caught 10 fish for a total of 85
E are displayed in the Mill City State
Lucille Klinge, Mr. and Mrs. John Second game,
inches. Second prize went to Don chowski of Salem; a brother, Frank Arm in Fall from Ladder
Bank window. The lucky season ticket
1 0 ________
Alexander of Willamette for three
Tommy Thacker, six year old son of Velma and Ardith Conklin of Cor- Nored Builders
2 4 0 holder wins a Transoceanic portable
fish for a total of 24 inches. Other
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Thacker, broke
radio also on display in the
Sunday the local club went to
prizes went begging for lack of inter great grand-daughter, Janet Louise his left arm in a fall from a ladder vallis, Oregon; Kennie Burnworth of
land and played a double header with | bank window.
est in contests and lack of members Schweinforth of Salem.
Saturday morning. Several boys were 'of Rio Linda, California; Mr. and Timber Structures at Buckman field.
The City ( ouncil has issued a re
making a hut at the grape arbor in Mrs. Floyd Luery and children, Judy, Kelly’s won the first game 4 to 1 and ‘I0®*4
owners of dogs to please
Another meeting for some Sunday
the Thompson yard in this city, when
game, 3 to 2. The heat i keep them away from the ball fie a
and Richie, of Salem, Oregon; lost the second
in September is being planned and Sgt. George Flook and
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t/ilirno rvizj n ♦
I u ct
he slipped from the ladder and fell Jackie
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Ragsdale and was terrific and the ball playing was' during the tournament. Last year
will be held at Howell school.
Family Visiting In City
to the ground
damage was done to the fences and
daughter Devota and I Mr. and Mrs. the same.
The regular business meeting will
His | parents took him to the Stay- ..... _
Visiting at the home of Mr. and
E the police department states that any-
be September 14 at which time the ' Mrs. George M. Flook for the past ton hospital where the arm was set Elbert Ragsdale and sons, Arnie and First game,
0 one damaging the fences this year
club will have a newspaper •sports two weeks has been Air Force Techni- and put in a cast, and he is getting
4 will be dealt with according to law.
column writer as guest speaker.
| cal Sergeant Jack W. Flook, his wife along nicely at his home. Both bones Oregon; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Wede
Dorothy and children, George and were broken in his arm about
kind of Canby, Oregon; Mr. and Mrs. and Pearson, Dubbins.
inch above the wrist.
Large Wave Capsizes
George Smith of Dillard, Oregon; Mr. Second game,
Sgt, Flook, who was managing edi
and Mrs. Gillis Ragsdale of McNeal, Kelly’s .........
Boat on Detroit Lake
tor of the Merced Sun Star, Merced,
Arizona; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rags Timber Structures
DETROIT—Mr. and Mrs. Loyd L. C. Calif., and formerly associated with
dale of Tucson, Arizona; Mr. and
Pearson and D. Bennett; Hutchin
Hull of 4800 Rex Drive, Portland, re the United and Associated Press in
Mrs. C. W. Arthur of Mill City, Ore son and Pearson.
ceived a cold dunking in the Detroit Calif, prior to re-entering the air
gon; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ragsdale and
Lake late Saturday afternoon, when force in 1949, ret irned to the coast
children, Carol and Joe Jr., Mr. and DR. DAVID FERGUSON TO
The Gates school term will begin
their ten-foot boat capsized.
earlier this month after attending the
Mrs. Lenthel Ragsdale and children,
Monday, September 14, according to
The accident occurred shortly after Armed Forces Information school in
Rudolph Herlofson, former Mill Susan and Kathy. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest
Superintendent Don Miley.
they launched the boat at Mongold, New York, graduating 19th in a class City resident, was killed in an auto Ragsdale, Sr., all of Mill City, Oregon. CHURCH HERE SUNDAY
All first graders and ninth graders
when a large wave struck the boat of 129.
Mr. and Mrs. Gillis Ragsdale and
mobile accident at San Jose, Calif.,
Dr. David Ferguson, a foimer pas- are asked to complete the physical
At the outbreak of the Korean war, Monday, according to reports received their son Walter, moved away from tor here, now retired and living at
The Hull’s were none the worse for Sgt. Flook was assigned to the In here. He was alone in the car at the I Oregon 17 years ago and this is their Pratum, Ore., will preach the sermon health examination before the begin
ning of school and blanks are available
th« r experience, other than Mr. Hull formation staff, commander, Pacific time of the accident.
first trip back to visit relatives. They at the eleven o’clock services at the at the school for this purpose. First
lost his shoes and the boat’s gas I Division, Military Air Transport Ser-
He worked on the Detroit Dam and made tape recordings of their child local Presbyterian church next Sun
tank. A boat from Fischer’s Landing j vice as an air force combat news cor- Mrs. Herlofson was Avon represen ren’s voices, talking, singing and day. His topic for a recent sermon at graders are required to bring birth
was procured and the crippled boat I respondent. The sergeant covered tative here for a time. He is survived playing their guitars, before they Woodburn, was "Poise in a World of certificates or the Equivalent when
towed to shore.
1 United Nations activities in the Far by his widow and two children, Sonja started on their visit here. They Panic” and was closed by these re entering school and must be six years
old on or before November 15th, in
The incident Saturday was the se | East with assignments to Japan and and Ronald. No further details were brought their recorder with them and minders:
order to be eligible to attend school.
cond to occur on the Lake, since the the Korean front. Mrs. Flook and available at the time of going to press tape recordings were made of those
A little patience once a day.
reservoir filled. On April 14th, Ercell I children made their home in Honolu- Wednesday afternoon.
attending the reunion, too.
A bit of self-control—somewhere, Thousand Aces F'eature
Ingram- of Detroit received a dunk ! lu during the sergeant’s absence.
A minute of unselfishness.
ing when his 14-foot Runabout cap- : Sergeant Flook is now assigned to EDMUND KIZER WAIVES
Lucky Twelve Pinochle
flash of generosity.
I the Military Air Transport Service, GRAND JURY HEARING
One kind word, possibly two.
’s Meeting Thursday
Travis Air Force Base near San
Edmund Kizer, 54 year old negro,
A word of appreciation to somebody.
The Lucky Twelve Pinochle club
who is charged with assault with a
Ivan L. Smith To Teach
An eager excuse for somebody.
met at the Bert Vanderhoof home last
, covering operation of the Aerial Port dangerous weapon in the shooting of a
good deed not left undone.
Thursday afternoon, with Eva Agee
At Mari-Linn School
' of Embarkation for the Pacific.
companion at the Amalgamated Mines
A noble thought, perhaps a text.
as hostess. A one-o’clock luncheon
The Flook family is presently mak- north of here on August 2nd, waived
Ivan L. Smith of Lyons, has just
A little prayer for a friend in need. consisting of chilled cantaloupe fruit
Mill City firemen were called out
a grand jury hearing in a motion filed
completed his first session of summer
A sudden smile where it can do cup and date nut bread was served be
The sergeant attended grammar in Marion County circuit court Mon at about 11:30 Friday night to com
work towards his Master’s Degree
fore the afternoon’s play.
at Oregon College of Education at and high school here, graduating from day. Kizer is charged with shooting ing mill in Fox Valley.
An unusual feature was that Marge
A snatch of song with a tune in
Mill City high school in 1938.
Julius Smith, 52 year old negro, whose
Ditter held a hand of one thousand
Smith, who received his Batchelor’s
condition is reported fair at the San
aces. Prizes were won as follows:
Degree from OCE this year, will be BOY SC OUTS ENJOY OUTING
tiam Memorial hospital in Stayton. the scene it was too late to save the
pinockle, Margaret Clise; high, Marge
teaching the sixth grade at Mari-
Ditter; low, Irene Podrabsky.
AT OLYMPIA. WASHINGTON
Linn School in September.
MRS. GUY M. FROTHERS
Today's (Thursday! meeting of the
land kept it from spreading to any Midnight Show Saturday
Assistant Scoutmaster Dutch Stein PASSES AWAY IN SALEM
club will be at the Vanderhoof home
er took eight members of the Woods
A former resident of this city, Mrs.
Well Child Clinic To Be
with Rose Hav’-oyd as ho..tess.
man patrol to Olympia. Washington, Bertha Crothers, 75, passed away Mon lost in the fire.
This year. Bob Veneas of the Mill
Held Here August 25th
According to fire chief Eldon Hut City Theater, is trying something
Saturday forenoon, for a three-day day evening at her home in Salem.
A well child conference will be con- outing. While in the Washington capi
chinson, the loss is believed to be be new to entertain fans of the State >antiam Shriners Picnic on
had been ill since November.
ducted at the Mill City elementary I tal the scouts toured the state capitol She
tween $15,000 and $20,000. No insur Softball tournament here. He is hav Little North Fork Sunday
school. Tuesday, August 25th, be- building, did some boating and fishing 1878. After living in Minnesota she ance was carried.
ing a midnight preview, Saturday,
Members of the Santiam Shnne club
tween the hours of 9:30 a. m. «nd and camped out. Those making the
August 23rd, with doors opening at held a picnic at the Steve Meyers
3 p. m.
trip were Tony and Mark Boothby,
midnight. The show, "L*t's Do It place on the Little North Fork Sun
Dr. W. J. Stone of the Marion Terry Muir, Terry Steiner. Larry Mo- City where the family spent several warden, was on hand with the pumper Again", is a comedy sensation in tech day afternoon.
County health department will be in berg. Dale Smith and Pat and Mike
With ideal weather ronditions those
About 20 Mill City firemen answer nicolor He is giving free passes co all
Survivors include her husband and
charge of the clinic.
present spent an enjoyable afternoon.
one son, pf Portland, and two neices.
ed the calL
Growers Vote 7-1
For Wheat Quotas
Albert Toman, secretary for the
Santiam Shrine Club, states that
everything is in readiness for the
Shrine night, Sunday, at the State
All proceeds from singe admission
ticket sales will go for the benefit of
the Shrine crippled children’s hospital
Two games of the playoff are
scheduled for this event, and there
will be added attractions between
these games. The Salem Shrine club
band will give a concert and the Drill
Corps from this club will put on a
Potentate “Len” Fuller and his Di
van from El Kader Temple in Port
land will be present and will take a
prominent part in the proceedings.
The Portland Shrine hospital is one
unit of 21 Shrine crippled children
hospitals in the world, dedicated to the
relief of crippled children, regardless
of race, creed or color, whose families
or guardians lack the necessary funds
for their rehabilitation in private or
Plate Lunch To Be
Funeral Services for Served at School
Vincent Navratil To Cafeteria This Year
Be Held Here Sunday
Kelly Team Meets
Some Tough Players
During Past Week
Sportsmen s Picnic
Held On Sunday
1 Gates School to
Open Sept. 14
Killed At San Jose
Planing Mill Burns
To Ground Friday