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THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
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Cub Scouts Hold
Mill City Cub Scouts held their first
pack meeting of the season Monday
evening in the high school auditorium
under their new Cub Master, Ken
Hunt. Former Cub Master Ken Siler
was present also to lend a helping
At this meeting a talk was given by
Otis Chance of tl^g Boy Scouts from
Gates, concerning the Scout Jamboree
held in July. District Scout Represen
tative Ken Jury was also present at
this meeting as advisory council.
Den mothers and assistants are be
ing lined up with their respective
packs for the season. There will be at
least five and possibly six dens com
prising the pack. Several new boys are
seeking to join the Cub Scouts but ad
ditional den mothers are needed to get
new dens started. Among definite den
mothers and assistants this season
will be Mrs. Ken Hunt, Mrs. Carl
Kelly, Mrs. Don Smith, Mrs. Bonnie
Whitsett, Mrs. Harley Bell, Mrs. Ho
mer Thacker, Mrs. Lowell Stiffler and
Mr. and Mrs. Flatman have donated
the use of the banquet room at Mom
and Pop's Cafe for the season Com
mittee meetings of the Cub Scout
council. Council meetings of the com
mittee members will meet with the
Cub Master, Den Mothers, and Den
Fathers on the third Thursday of
each month at Mom and Pop’s Cafe
Monthly Pack meetings of the en
tire pack will be held on the last Mon
day of each month at 7:30 p. m. at
the high school auditorium.
The theme for the month of Octo
ber for Den Mothers to follow will
be “Indian Summer”.
The Pack is fortunate this year in
again having for Den Chiefs, Scouts,
Larry Large, Lonnie Podrabsky, Jer-
ry Foster and Dale Smith.
.MILL CITY. OREGON. TH I RSDAY.IH TOBER 1. 1053
T" Hennes Observes 99th Birthday
»2.50 • Tear. 10c a Copy
Mill City To Meet League
Favorites Here Friday
Mill City football fans will see the
local team in action again Friday ev
ening at 8 o’clock at Allen Field when
they meet Jefferson, the potential
champions of the Marion County "B '
With 13 Lettermen from last year’s
fourth place team in the state play
offs, the Jefferson Lions have already
given notice of their power. They will
arrive Friday with wins of 12-0 over
Chemawa at the Jamboree. 33-0 over
Philomath and 19-0 over Scio.
The local gridiron boys say they
have been waiting for something big
New Portland TV
Station OK Here
A reception for I
Henness, Gates Pioneer
resident was held at his Gates home. He cele
brated his 99th birthday at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Lillie Lake Sunday. In the above
T. Henness Honored at
Gates On 99th Birthday
photo are, left to right: Mrs. Lillie Lake, Mrs.
Ida Geddes, who is 98; Mrs. Cora Goodwin of Mill
City; T. Henness, and Mrs. Lincoln Henness.
-—Cut Courtesy Capital Journal
Detroit Man Pulls
Mrs. Albert Millsap
GATES—“T” Henness observed his Fast One on Bruin
99th birthday anniversary Tuesday
Paul Smith To Work
On Fairview Cemetery
Lowell Stiffler, local TV dealer,
stated today that the new TV station
at Portland, comes in fine here, it be
ing the first to be received here with
KOIN—-TV sent out its first test
pattern at 3 p. m. Tuesday. This sound
signal came in strong but “ghosts”
were apparent on the screen.
Mr. Stiffler is confident that when
the station uses its full power that
proper antennas will bring in clear
This new channel will bring televi
sion to many new users in Oregon, ae-
cording to reports received here.
Paul Smith, “Oregon’s walking
j man”, visited The Enterprise this
week and stated that he had purchased
DETROIT—Art Hansen, guard at a new weed burner and is planning to
September 29th. A reception in his
honor, held Sunday afternoon, at his , Marion Lake, “lowered the boom” on burn off the Fairview cemetery in the
home, Mr. Henness, seated in his easy ! a 200-lb. bear last Thursday night and near future. Mr. Smith has also drawn
chair and with his genial -mile and the bear is now hanging in a Detroit a plan of the cemetery and expects
hearty hand clasp, greeted more than cooler, piobably to be turned into to have a blueprint made of this draw
bear-burgers and so forth.
ing showing location of graves. This
a hundred guests.
The bear was packed out from the work is being done free of charge.
Relatives, neighbors and friends,
Mr. Smith came out of his mines in
some of them from a distance, were lake by Clyde Hutchison, accompan-
ied by Mrs. Otto Russell, They were the Quartsville district last week, af
there to extend their felicitations.
Greeting the guests and serving also accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. ter having spent a couple of weeks
were Mr. Henness’ two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Miller Sr., and son Clyde, Jr., there working on buildings at the
The following article has been sent
mine. He erected a 12x14 building at
Lillie Lake, with whom he makes his who were fishing at the lake.
The bear had been giving Hansen the mouth of the Delta Clipper mine. to The Enterprise by Mrs. L. B. Her
home and Mrs. Fred Ratzeburg of Sa
lem, assisted by Mrs. Glen Henness, a lot of trouble around Marion Lake | He brought out some good ore sam man, chairman of Campfire in Mill
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Mrs. Clare Henness and Mrs. Lester camp, such as pushing over garbage* ples this trip containing gold, silver City. It is evident by the following
cans, and rummaging around.
article that more leaders are needed
Hansen had rather a unique way ,
to carry out the program here:
Among the out of town guests
present were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ratze- of catching his prey. He anchored a
Have You a Daughter?
burg of Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Julia string in the garbage pit, ran it down
I feel it is a great privilege to have
Bibber from New Jersey; V. L. Mor
a daughter. She and her classmates
ran it back up to the ceiling and tied
are growing up quickly but as they
Jim Cooke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed gan, Brooks; from Portland, Mr. and a bucket to the eqd of the string and
grow. I have a feeling of satisfaction
Cooke, Mill City, had his picture pub Mrs. Ray Stout, Mr. and Mrs. Ralpa fastened it bver the head of his bed.
that I am helping to make their child
lished in the October issue of Millsap; from Salem, Miss Anna Stout, From this point on things are not'
Many Farmers Union Locals in hood days happy and constructive.
“Friends” magazine. The pictures Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ratzeburg, Mrs. quite clear as it is not known if there
We leaders find that we cannot be
were taken at the Rose Bowl football Ina Brown, Mrs. Dora Douglas and were rocks or water in the bucket. In Marion County are planning to hold
game last New Years. Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Cleihgey; from i either case, Hansen survived the or-1 special meetings Friday evening, Oct. selfish with our time in order to help
Cooke saw the game on television but Stayton, Mr. and Mrs. W. H- Loose deal enough to grab his trusty and 2, to usher in the Fall program of the our and your daughters have these
could not see their son then, although and Mrs. Edmund Klecker.
that was the end of Mr. Bruin and his I organization. There will be a special benefits. We have years in the future
they knew in which group he was at
marauding. Advice: we do not think state-wide broadcast from KOAC at to spend time as we please—but not
Lyons Cub Scouts Have
Mr. Hansen’s method should be ac Oregon State College at 8:30 p. m. now!
Principal speaker will be Pres. James
During half-time a 50-row student Kickoff Meeting Wednesday cepted by all.
Many last years leaders and assist-
G. Patton of the National Farmers ants have moved away. There are oy
section in the grandstand becomes a
Union. Other speakers will include er 70 girls signed and ready to begin
colorful animated poster. Jim was
Glenn Talbott, president of the North this year in Campfire. The need for
shown at a microphone directing the I kickoff meeting at the home of Mr. Santiam Harvest Festival
Dakota Farmers Union,‘and Richard leaders in critical. Are you going to
Draws Large Attendance
use of cards to produce pictures in
Moeller, president of the Oregon Far- d
our irls thcge advantages that
the student section. Pictured in the evening. Kenneth Jury of Albany,
magazine is a Trojan horse, USC’s Scout Executive of Calapooia and j festival and bazaar sponsored by the mers Union. They w’ll discuss the I are so important to them?
North Marion districts, was present
! Santiam Valley grange and held ’at question of how family farmers are
I haven’t seen a home too fine, nor
Jim graduated in June and is now to help 1 eorganize the Cub Scouts. | the Giange hall Saturday afternoon going to survive if the current drop one too poor in Mill City to take in
taking flight training at the Naval
your daughter’s group, if it is neces
Glen Julian was elected Cub master I and evening, was a rousing success.
Immediately following the broad
airforce base at Pensacola. Florida.
The Home Economics club served cast, each local will make plans for sary. Small children and illness are
with Leo Cruson, assistant master.
reasons not to do so. However, we
Earl Thayeer was elected chairman chicken dinner to approximately 156 i its Fall membership drive.
Local Teams Install Mt.
have leaders with small childien. The
of the Pack committee with Rev. Har i people, which was followed by a pro-
smallness of the house doesn t matter
with Ed Bell of Stayton, acting i
Angel American Legion and old Sheriff, advancement chairman, i gram,
potluck suppers preceding the special after seeing Mrs. Yankers with 17
and Orin Morgan, Scout Commission toast-master.
Blue Birds in her not too large house.
Auxiliary Officers Tuesday er. Den mothers elected were Rose Mr. and Mrj. Ed Taylor was hon- meetings.
Ariangements for the meetings in
Installation teams from the Mill Thayer, Joann Cruson and Ruby' Mor i ored as being the oldest couple present Marion County are in charge of Roy Perhaps if you look at yourselves, you
City American Legion Post and the gan, with Evelyn Julian, assistant for | and very active members of the Rutschman. He urges all members of aren’t as crowded nor as busy as you
| grange. There were many awards gi- the organization to attend onejtf these think.
Auxiliary Unit, were in Mt. Angel Joann Cruson.
We have fine sponsors, the Womans
Attending the meeting were Mr. l ven in fancy work, canned goods, bak meetings.
Tuesday evening of last week to con
duct the joint installation ceremonies and Mrs. Leo Cruson, Mr. and Mrs. ing, fruit and vegetables, hobbies and i “Non-members are welcome too”, Club, with a ccmmittee to assiat, a
for the Mt. Angel Legion and Auxi Earl Thayer, Mr. and Mrs. Orin Mor j flower.*, also livestock, with the win- iI said Mr. Rutschman. “We want all Campfire office in Salem to help
and advise at all times. A field director
gan, Rev. Harold Sheriff. Kenneth I ners to be announced later.
farmers to know what the Farmers
Mrs. Frances Grund, district No. 2 Jury and Mr. and Mrs. Glen Julian.
Union stands for.” Those who can’t comes once a month for leader meet
ings and instructions. A few miles
president, was installing officer for
attend one of the special meetings away we have beautiful Camp Kilo
Clarence O. Johnson
the Mill City Auxiliary. John Muir, Enrollment Increases
Dies of Heart Attack
wan for the girls to enjoy. The local
2nd district vice-commander, led the
Community Chest supplies us with
GATES—-Clarence Oliver Johnson
group of Mill City Legionnaires who In Mill City Schools
The enrollment in local schools has was taken suddenly ill while eating
installed post officers.
Sam Bridges To Have
The work is mapped out for you in
Members of the Mill City installing increased by 20 after twelve days of dinner Sunday evening, at a local cafe
the Campfire book. One step leads to
Plastic Surgery and Skin
teams were: Legion—Bob Oliver, Glen classes. The present attendance fi and died of a heart attack.
another. All it takes is to read and do.
Minton, Jim Poole, Jr.. Walt West gure is 434 compared with 4*>0 stu
Mr. Johnson had been a resident of | (¡rafting in Portland
guard. Bill Cauble, Bob Pratt and Wil dents a year ago, after the same num Gates and Detroit since 1925. He was I LYONS—Sam Bridges, who was We do not deny there is work for the
leaders, however, many good, happy |
lard Hudson; Auxiliary, Delores Stew ber of days of school.
born in Joplin, Mo., in 1887, December [
Monday there were 3.30 on the at 31. He came to Oregon with his par critically burned in a gas explosion hours are spent. We, who are leader*,
art, Louise Oliver, Barbara Minton,
and fire at his home September 3rd, have been paid off with big dividends
Marie Stewart, Loyd Poole, Grace tendance rolls of the elementary ents in 1899.
was moved Wednesday, September 23, —the enthusiasm and appreciation o>
school, compared with 350 a year ago;
Hudson and Turley Muir.
Deceased is survived by a daughter, I from the Santiam Memorial hospital
Commander Muir presented a cita attendance figures stood at 104 for Mrs. Ellen Smith of Stayton and two in Stayton to the St. Vincent hospital the girls. Perhaps you are thinking
tion for membership to the Mt. Angel the high school compared with 110 in sons, Robert C., of Idanha and Law- i in Portland, where he will undergo that you can’t take up where others
leave off. but it is done every day in
rence G., of Pacific Grove. Calif.; a' plastic surgery and skin grafting.
politics, business and education. You
Special guests for the evening were
sister, Mrs. Grace Lamoreaux, Kerr
His three children are doing nicely.
Mrs. Lois Ericson, department of World-Wide Communion to ville, Texas; eleven grand-children Johnie was brought home Wednesday do it in many way*. You can with this.
Where there i* • will there is a way-
Oregon president; Mrs. Eva Humph
and one great grandchild.
but Buddie and Zoann are still in the Many of the leaders have hnd to take
rey, district past president, and Con Be Observed by Canyon
Funeral services were held at 2 p. hospital in Stayton.
up where others stopped.
gressman Walter Norblad of Stayton. Churches Next Sunday
m. Wednesday, September 30th, at
Perhaps you •’’« thinking, I m not
Dinner and dancing was enjoyed af
the Weddle Funeral Home in Stay Ada’s Needle Shop
The first Sunday of October is
nod at this sort of thing.” All I have
ter the formal installation ceremony. aside by Christians in all parts of
ton. Burial was made in the Fairview
Celebrates 1st Birthday
to say i*. “You h*ve * dau* ,t*r’
world as World-Wide Communion cemetery at Gates.
Mrs. Irl Plymale, owner of Ada’s haven’t jou?"
Kids To Get Birthday Cake Sunday in recognition of this world
Mrs. L. B. Herman,
Needle Shop, this week is completing
At Mill City Theatre Sat.
Churches throughout the Canyon
space in The Enterprise to thank the
Bob Veness announces that all are having special communion servi North Santiam Sportsmen
The North Santiam Sportsmen's many patrons of her shop for their Bend Residents Injured In
children who register their birthdays ces for this Sunday. Everyone is urged
support. The shop carries a nice line
at the Mill City Theater, become mem to make this Loyalty Day for the Club are having a buck derby this of yardage, childrens dresses, notions, Car Accident Friday Night
hunting season with valuable prizes
bers of the Mill City Theater Birthday church of his choice.
First aid crews were called to the
to be awarded for the heaviest mule and various other items and in addi
Club. When their birthdays arrive,
tion, Mrs. Plymale does hemstitching scene of an acodent between Mill
they are presented with a beautiful Lions Have Larue Group
City and Gate* Friday night, when a
Weighing-in stations are listed as and dressmaking at the shop.
birthday cake through the courtesy of
car driven by R P. Halvorsen of Bend
At Meeting Monday Night Hilltop Store, in this city, Golliet's in
turned over on the highway.
About 20 men turned out for the Mehama and Santiam Hardware in Gates To Elect Two
Thi» presentation is made on the
Halvorsen, who was accompanied
stage of the theater during the regular
The City of Gates will elect two by Mr*. Addie Payne, also of Bend,
First prizes for mule and Black Tail
kids matinee each Saturday at 2:00 the Lions Club. The dinner was served
by ladies of the Presbyterian church. are »37.50 sleeping bags .and second councilmen at the regelar election to swerved to avoid hitting a deer, then
This week’s theater adv on page 8 Following the meeting, several mem prizes, Coleman Camp stoves. A knife be held Tuesday, November 3, accord lost control of the ear. It rolled over
and landed on the top. Mr*. Payne i*
lists the names of members receiving bers went to work on the Scout cabin. and ax combination will also be given ing to Mayor Hutcheson.
The front of the building afld one end for the smallest forked horn. An up-
One is to be for a term of three still in Santiam Memorial hospital
cake this Saturday.
Children are urged to register now. are nearly completed now. Work is punched deer tag must be shown at years and one for two years. Coancil- where she is recovering satisfactorily.
Official registration cards can be ob done each Monday evening following the time an entrance fee of »1.00 is men whoee terms are expiring are A. Halversen escaped with only an in
jured hand, cut by <!•*»■
IT. Bernhardt and Chas. Geibler.
tained at the theater.
Jim Cooke Gets
Picture in Magazine
Plea Made For
Campfire Girl Help
Marion Farmers Union
like Jefferson to show their real pow
er, and are confident they can win.
Mill City 0; Gervais 13
Scoring in the second and fourth
periods, the Gervais Cougars pounded
the Mill City tackles and ends for 279
yards. The ground attack consisted
almost entirely of off-tackle plays and
end sweeps from a single-wearing
formation. Sometimes running a T
formation without shifting into a
single wing proved to be very effec
Two break away. cross-bucks from
the T produced the first touchdown
and set up the second with runs of 43
and 20 yards.
In spite of the loss the Mill City
defense showed a great deal of im
provement over the previous week. The
Timberwolves offense bogged down
when yards were needed and never of
fered a threat during the entire game.
Bob Stettner played a tremendous de
Net yards gained
Yards gained passing 12
Outstanding defensive lineman, Bob
Legion Has Bronze
Star Award Ceremony
At Thursday Meeting
About 35 members were present at
the American Legion meeting held
Thursday evening, September 24, at
8 o'clock in the Legion hail.
Commander Oliver open«d the meet
ing and after the advancement of the
colors, turned the meeting over to
Lt. Col. Hogan of Corvallitk. He, in ■
brief ceremony, awarded the bronze
star to Lawrence Poole, recently re
turned from Korea. The citation reads
Private First Class LaWsreneefL
Poole, V. S. 3C»88Ct5, fnfantkv;
ed States Army, a member of Com
pany C, 17th Infantry, distinguished
himself by heroic achievement near
Surang—Ni, Korea. On 14 October,
1952, friendly forces conducting an ex
tensive offensive action against a stra
tegic enemy-held hill were subjected
to an intense barrage of enemy artil
lery, mortar, automatic-weapons and
small-arms fire, and the assaulting
elements wer# pinned down. Private
Poole led a small section in an attempt
to flank the enemy positions and when
they were pinned down. Private Poole
with complete disregard for his per
sonal safety, left his position of com
parative protection and moved through
the impact area, directing the fire of
his men in order to bring more effec
tive fire upon the enemy. When the
assaulting forces were ordered to
withdraw. Private Poole remained in
his exposed position in order to pro
vide covering fire for the withdraw
ing forces. The heroic actions of Pri
vate Poole reflect great credit upon
himself and the military service. He
entered the Federal service from Ore
tas Zumwalt, of the Oregon State
Game Commission, gave a short talk
and showed a movie, “Behind the
Trophy.” The district commander and
vice-commander of district No. 2,
were present st the meeting.
At the close of the evening, lunch
Grange Booster Night
To Be Held Friday
The Santiam Valley Grange will
have a booster night this Friday even
ing at the hall between Lyons and
Mehama. A good speaker will be on
hand to tell grangers and their friends
what the grange accomplishes for
All grangers are urged to attend
and to bring their friends. It has been
stated that the grange is one of the
few organizations left that works on
the principle of group cooperation,
which has made this country great.
This was proven by the success of the
Fall Fair which was held Saturday
of last week.
Two Den Mothers Needed
For Smail Group of Scouts
Two Pen Mothers from the Linn
county side of Mill City are needed to
council a small group of Cub Scouts,
according to Ken Hunt. The group
will consist of seven to nine boys, 8
and 9 years old, of the Mill City Pack.
They will meet at the home of the
Den Mother one night each week after
school. The work does not require ex
cessive time nor money on the part
of the Den Mother. Anyone willing to
h.-lp out in the program is asked to
contact Mr. Hunt. Telephone ¿80S.