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THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATURE’S EMPIRE
MILL CITY, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER ». 1953
Coast and Geodetic
Survey Crew Locates Here
A coast and geodetic survey crew points which are being placed from
of about twenty men, under the di four to ten miles apart throughout
rection of Lt. Commander L. G. Tay the United States. They will form
lor arrived in Mill City last week end i the basic framework for all the maps
and are at the present time working and boundaries of the country. The
in this area.
work is undertaken at the request of
A triangulation survey extending ¡Federal, State and local agencies for
form Portland to Bend is being made J their use in mapping, and in connec-
at the present time and this will tie I tion with engineering projects such as
in with similar surveys made all over I the construction of bridges, highways,
the United States. The purpose of railroads, dams, and for flood con-
the survey is to establish given points itrol, land improvements and natural
of latitude and longitude. This crew resources development.
will be operating out of Mill City until
In order to determine the exact geo
the weather drives them out this win graphic location of a point, angles are
ter, according to Lt. Commander Tay measured at one station between sev
eral others usually several miles away.
Residents of the area are asked The work is done at night when the
to cooperate with the crew. Res ' atmospheric conditions are more fav
idents may be asked permission to orable and more accurate instrument
establish a marker on their property. I al observations are obtained.
This point selection will be one of necessary to erect temporary towers
a network of thousands of similar over some markers so that the sur
veyors can see from one station to
another above the trees. Towers
are not expected to be located in this
is believed that towers will be erected
at Mt. Scott, Squaw Mt., Squaw
Ridge and Highlands.
First Gates PT A
No. Santiam C of C
To Meet Nov. 4th
Governor Patterson Receives Smokey Rear
*2.50 a Tear, }0c * •'•OF
Heart Attack Fatal To
Mill City Hunter Saturday
it out on a pole. After a few min
utes he complained of a pain in his
chest and dropped to the ground dead.
He is one of five hunters in the
state, who have died this season of
Lonnie Lee McRoberts, 39, died of
a heart attack while hunting Satur
day afternoon, October 3. He was
born at Longview, Washington and
had attended ¿rade and high school
Trained Speech Consultant there. He was married December 2,
1940 to Opal McRoberts and following
Visits Mill City Schools
his discharge from service in 194'1
Trained speech consultants visited had made his home here at Mill City.
the Mill City schools for the first At the time of his death he was em
time last Thursday and their visits ployed as a carpenter by the MAM
will now be a part of the regular 'company at their Idanha plant.
educational program. Until recently
He was a member of the local Ma-
no schools in Oregon could avail sonif lodge, which was in charge of
themselves of speech consultants ex funeral services held Tuesday after
cept the city systems, but now some noon at Stayton. Burial was made
of the counties, among them Linn at Lone Oak cemetery there, service«
county, are employing speech experts. being conducted by the Rev. Noble
David Krueger, speech consultant Streeter of Mill City.
from the University of Oregon now
Surviving besides his widow are
working for the state department of three sisters, Mrs. Ralph Reed and
education, was in Mill City for sev Mrs. Alvin White of Kelso, Washing
eral hours Thursday. He g. was
Homer Bowman, , of
panie.i by Miss Joan Crofield, speech Tcho Oregon aml one brother. Lloyd
consultant for Linn county. They McRoberts of Longview, Washington.
spent their time here screening all
children who might need speech cor
rection. They will return to do follow
up work with those who need help in
speech correction, They work with the
student, the parent and with the
Lonnie Lee McRoberts, Mill City,
who worked as a carpenter for the
M&M Company at Idanha died of
a heart attack Saturday afternoon
while hunting on Thomas Creek about
12 miles east of Scio. Hunting with
him was Charles French, also of
Mill City. Mr. McRoberts had shot
a buck and they had pulled it down
a hillside and then started carrying
Left to right are: Albert K. Wisendanged, Executive Secretary
Keep Oiegon Green Association; George Spaur, Oregon State
Forester; Governor Paul Patterson; and Kermit W. Linstedt, Fire
Control Chief, Pacific Northwest Region, U. S. Forest Service.
Governor Paul L. Patterson today stressed the continuing need
for care with fire in Oregon’s forest and range areas as the
nation observes Fire Prevention Week. At a brief ceremony, rep-
resentatives of state and federal forest agencies presented the Gov-
enor with a toy Smokey Bear, nationalwide symbor of forest fire
prevention, to help launch observance of the week in Oregon.
“Smokey Bear is doing a fine job of preventing forest fires,”
Governor Patterson said. “During National Fire Prevention Week,
I think we should all pledge our continued suppoit to help Smokey
Keep Oregon Green.
“In approval to Smokey’s good work, the Oregon Green Guards
consisting of thousands of our boys and girls, wish to make him an
honary member of their organization. As chairman of Keep
Oregon Green Association, I am happy to welcome Smokey tomem
Gates—The first meeting of the
season of the Gates Parent Teacher
Association was held in the Auditor
ium of the high school, Thursday
evening, October 1, with a good at
tendance. The president announced
The North Santiam Chamber of
the following standing committies for Commerce will not hold an October
the new year: Mrs. Margie Anderson, meeting, because of the hunting sea
Bids will be acceptecd on October
Mrs. Kenneth Martif and Mrs. Elmer son. The October and November meet
1953, for three tracts of timber
Klutke, membership; Mrs. Edward ing will be held Nov. 4th, according to
on land administered by the Bureau
Of Light Pole in Idanha
Chance, Mrs. Stanley Vail and Mrs. Ken Golliet, Mehama, president of the
The Don Lloyd household at Idanha of Land Management,, according to
Walter Thomas, program; Mrs. Ken- group.
Salem District Forester, Rodney O.
disturbed about 4 a. m. Tuesday Fety. Located in Benton, Clacak-
neth Martig, health chairman; Dale
Place of the meeting will be an
by their dog, which was setting up
Reynolds, legislation; Mrs. John Wat- nounced later, and it is hoped that a
amas, Linn, Polk and Tillamook coun
quite a fuss. Mrs. Lloyd proceeded to ties, the 14,984,000 board feet of tim
son, Mrs. Lee Kuhlman and Mrs. Tim good speaker can be secured. A show
White, ways and means; Mrs. Don ing of the movies taken of the scenic
More men are still needed in the
ber is appraised at *206,270.75. Ap
wonders of the Canyon are expected to search for Clarence D. Johnson. i, xx
Miley, press reporter.
aw CS be ' only * a short scouting
to — locate — discovered that the poch wad “treed" praised prices of Douglas fir, the pre
The president announced the fall be ready for showing at this time.
resident who disappeared Friday,
1 — . a good hunting ground for a planned a bear bn a light pole in front of their dominant species, range from a low
school of instruction for P. T. A.
Bill Stewart Sr., of Scio, former Mill I trip to be taken Saturday with his home.
of *10.45 to a high of *23.15 per
Several people were aroused by the thousand feet. Eight of the 13 tracts
groups for Marion, Polk and Benton
City merchant had a crew of about grandson, Royal Schaer. Mr. Johnson
Counties will have a general session
50 from Scio working the area Mon carrying his rifle left his home early
are being logged to salvage merch
in Salem at the First Methodist
day and Tuesday, and people from all Friday morning, assuring his family bear which was sitting on the cross antable timber that has been killed
Church, Thursday, October 8, at 7 p.
communities of the Canyon have aided he would be gone only a short time. arm of the pole. One resident got a or damaged by fire, or insects.
m. Mrs. Martig volunteered to at
in the search which has failed to When he failed to ieturn at the prom flash camera and took a picture. Aft
The timber auction will be held in
turn up any clues of his whereabouts. ised time the family became alarmed er a short while the dog left and the room 311, 640 North High street,
Gladys Mason, and the Mill City aj)d failed for aid in their effort to lo bear escaped into the woods.
Salem, Oregon, commencing with the
The Mill City Wolves will motor to
It was decided to give a Halloween
opening of sealed bids, which are re
party for the pupils of the grades, up Sublimity Friday where they will meet operators have worked diligently in cate him. A group of about 50 men
trying to find more men to comb the responded to the call and under the Missionaries Making Visit
quired on four ofthese tracts, at 9:00
to the junior high age. Mrs. William St. Boniface at 2 o’clock.
direction of the state police search
A. M. The remaining nine tracts will
Suddfeth, Mrs. Gwen Schaer and Mrs.
The school is in need of bus drivers woods. Women of the canyon also
At Streeter Home Here
be offered for oral auction bidding.
Leta Dibblee were named a committee for out of town trips, and any licensed have done a splendid job in hepling ed far into the night and have con
tinued the search, combing the wood
Interesting visitors in Mill City this
Provisions for regeneration of the
I driver willing to drive the bus is asked feed the many people engaged in the
ed hills and flats surrounding the weekend will be Rev. and Mrs. Clair areas from which timber is to be
I to contact the school. The team will search.
Mrs. Pennick announced the Marion I
The family has Denman and their small daughter, cut has been made in all instance«,
Gates—The search still goes on for Johnson home.
County Health Immunization clinic leave for Friday’s game at 12:30.
Clarence D. Johnson, who never re been confident that Mr. Johnson Kathy. They have recently completed according to Mr. Fety. On a total of
would be held at the Mill City grade
Turning in the power in the second turned from what was intended to would not attempt to climb the steep a year of language study at San 315 acres planned for cutting on an
school the second Tuesday of each halft, the Jefferson Lions racked up
hill south of their home nor would Jose, Costa Rica, and will soon be area selection basis, surrounding re
month, between the hours of 9:30 a. their second straight conference win
he wander far away because of a re working at the mission station at' serve trees are expected to provide
m. and noon. Children from the ages ■ with a 20 to 0 victory over Mill City
cent heart attact and orders from his Tabasco, in southern Mexico. This sufficient tree seed to reforest the
of three months up may be immuniz i here Friday. Showing the class which
doctor to avoid all strenuous exercise, kution is partially supported by the lands from which merchantable tim-
I makes them-the league favorite, the I Of Lebanon Buys 174,000
Sunday afternoon Oliver Schaer Mill City Presbyterian church.
ber will be harvested. The trees have
The well children conference will Lions found the going spotty as Wie Board Feet of Douglas Fir
(Hap), brother-in-law of Mrs. Gwen
The Denmans will be guests in the_
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_ an ad-
meet every other month. Mrs. Pin Mill City defenders occasionally found
Round Top Logging Company of Schaer, had flown from his home in home of Rev. and Mrs. Streeter while ditional 140 acres in order to improve
nick or Mrs. Martig may be contacted themselves and stopped the invaders Lebanon, Oregon, was the' successful Longview, Washington, flew just a- they are in Mill City. The Streeters the aveiage thrift and quality of
bidder on Tuesday, September 22, 1953, bove the tree tops, over the entire and Denmans are personal friends, remaining stands.
Following adjournment a recep
The Timberwolves successfully stop by G. F. Home, assistant district for aiea in the hopes of spotting Mr. I__________
__ University of Cali-
Timber sales auctions are held
all attending the
tion, honoring the teaching staff of ped George Marlott, Jefferson full ester for the Bureau of Land Manage Johnson’s red hat or seeing a glint fornja together in the years before monthly in the Salem Forest Di»-
the local schools was held. Mrs. Ed back, only to have Eugene Teifke arise ment’s Salem District.
of .^nlight on his gun, Glenn Hen- they were married. They also at- trict of the Bureau of Land Mana-
ward Chance introduced Mrs. Gwen to the occasion with devastating
the same H church
- ■ information
____ in Oakland.
Located in the Middle Santiam Ri ' ness accompanied him with high tended
Schaer, principal of the grades and power. Teifke personally accounted ver drainage northeast of Foster, Ore., powered glasses. Later in the after-
Rev. and Mrs. Streeter are going garding these timber sales offering«
Don Miley, superintendent, who in for 243 yards in 13 carries for an the timber consists of dead and dam- i noon a bloodhound owned by Rob- to Cannon Beach Thursday morning may be obtained at the local office,
turn presented their teachers, Mrs. A. 18 plus average per try. His runs of aged trees that are being salvaged. 1 ert Sewell, of Springfield and hand- where Rev. and Mrs. Denman are 1
T. Barnhardt, and Mrs. Margie An 56 and 55 yards netted two touch The appraised price of $6.95 per ! led by Walter Dorman, dog trainer, visiting another Presbyterian church „ ,. M
derson, of the grades and Mrs. Leta downs and a 26-yard burst set up the thousand board feet was bid up to of Salem, was used. Members of the which contributes to their support. F all Motif ( arried Out in
Dibblee, Dale Reynolds and Darrell third on the two yard line where, *11.75 per thousand board
irru • Rob- searching party were called in to The minister there also happens to be Decorations at (Illi) Meeting
Crossler of the high school faculty. Marlott pounded over.
I ert Strong and Jack Farrell competed enable the dog to run the trail un a mutual friend of the other two
A desperate need for Campfire
Mayor W. R. Hutcheson gave an ad
The Mill City ground attack was with Round Top Logging Company for hampered, until a late hour and a- families. The Denmans Will return leaders was presented by Mrs. Leon-
dress of welcome, in behalf of the stopped cold failing to gain a first
to Mill City with the Streeters and re-i i ard
artj Herman, campfire ieailer
city. Darrell Crossler, the only new down from rushing. Dick Crook sup for one week.
The sympathy of the entire com main until Monday,
I man to the Mill City Woman's
Woman’s club at
The next timber sale to be conducted munity is with Mrs. Johnson, her son
teacher, responded. Two piano solos plied a few thrills with a passing
While they are here the church is , their regular business meeting held
were played by Mrs. Walter Bris game which threatened occasionally in Salem by the Bureau of Land Man Royal and two daughters, Mrs. Gwen planning a pot-luck dinner at 6:30 Tuesday evennig at Fellowship hall.
agement will be at 9.00 a. m., October Schaer and Mrs.
bin; a reading, “Olga Olson,” by Mrs. but never reached pay dirt.
u - j
Robert Levon, Friday evening to be held in Fellow- Mrs.
Stanley Vail; Mrs. Don Miley played Stastica
There are 80 git Is who wish to
M. C. Jefferson 9, 1953 at 460 North High Street in Ladies of the canyon are doing ship hall. Rev. Denman will show
two piano solos and accompanied the First Downs
what they can to assist the family pictures in the evening following the participate in the Campfire and Blue
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I in feeding the searchers when they dinner. Mrs. Denman will show ad Bird program and yet Mrs. Herman
Net Yards Gained .... 70
Refreshments were served by mem Net Yards Rushing
395 CHRISTIAN CHURCH TO OBSERVE i come in tired from the exhausting ditional pictures to the Sunday school says she has been unable to fill either
bers of the executive board.
and discouraging hunts.
on Sunday morning.
the position of leader or assistant
Rev. Denman will share the Sunday leader in four groups. Mrs. Herman
5 RALLY DAY SUNDAY MORNING I
The Mill City Christian church will j
mornirig church service with Rev. is starting three groups herself this
Net Yards Passing
Nursing Conference With
observe Rally Day in the Bible school Insects Invade Class
Streeter. He will also take part in the i week, meeting with a different group
Youth fellowship meeting at 4:00 i Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Immunization To Be Held Jefferson .......... .... 0 7 13 3—20 and morning worship service Sunday,
with a Rally Day message by the
o’clock on Sunday and the evening : evenings after school, but, of course,
Here by Health Department Marion County “B" League Standings pastor, and special music by the A visit to many of the class rooms services at 7:30.
I she will be unable to carry on such a
A nursing conference with im-
of the elementary school would leave
The Sunday school offering next load. It was decided by
_ the Club to
L young people.
munization will be held at the Mill
A fellowship dinner will be held at you wondering which would be the Sunday will go toward the purchase of make another appeal to the mothers
City elementary school Tuesday, Jefferson
0 12:30, with the Homecoming Day greater chore for the teacher—care of an airplane for the mission field of and other interested people in an at-
October 13, by the Marion County
0 service starting at 2 o’clock. Former the students or care of the insect and Mexico. It is a project which is very tempt to fill these vacancies.
Mrs. I-gp Ross was appjointed safe
2 members and pastors are expected at animal life which seems to abound worth while for one man with a
This clinic is held especially for in Scio
plane will be able to do as much as ty chairman for the local club.
2 this service, with one of the latter, there.
fants and pre-school children. Mrs.
With the introduction of science 20 men without a plane in the more
The fall motif was beautifully car
2 Tom Courtney, now at Beaverton, a*
W. Pennick of Gates and Mrs. Al Mill
speaker. Special offerings will be re to the school curriculum interest in remote regions.
ried out in the decoratoins. Hostesses
Results last week—
fred Nesbit will assist. Infants as
ceived inan attempt to finish paying all living things has increased. Each
for the evennig were Mrs. W. D. Hoeye
Jefferson 20—Mill City 0.
young as three months should start
for the piano-organo purchased last morning fiffcs many eager students
and Mrs. Roger Nelson.
thia immunization at this early age
bringing new prizes to add to the col Drivers License Examiner
Whooping cough is serious for child
For the evening service, the mem lection of their room. At various
ren less than five years of age and
bers will join with the Presbyterian times there have been caterpillars, To Be Here October 15
Nursing Conference At
very dangerous for children less than Marilyn Chapter No. 145
folks in their special missionary serv snakes, worms, grasshoppers, snails
A drivers license examiner will be Detroit To Be October 16
two. Whooping cough can usually be
and gold fish.
on duty in Mill City Thursday, Octob
The nursing conference and im
To Meet Monday at 8
prevented by immunization.
Miss Letha Thomas’ fifth grade er 15 at he fire hall between the hours
munization clinic of the Marion county
The protection takes about four
Marilyn Chapter No. 145 will meet
boasts the only white rats in the of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m., according to an health department which is usually
months to develop but once a child | Monday evening starting promptly at Lions Club Has Family
building. They also at one time had announcement received from the Sec
held on the 15th of each month, will be
is successfully immunized the pro- I 8 o'clock.
a salamander but it has “departed.” retary of State’s office.
held on October 16. to avoid conflic
tection lasts for several years.
Visitors will be present from Euclid I
The second grade has the distinction
Persons wishing original licenses tion with another date. It will be
I Chapter, Jefferson; Adah Chapter, In
The Mill City Lions dub with 14 of having had a “stink bug,” but Miss or permits to drive are asked to file
dependence; Marguerite chapter. Leb members and their families enjoyed a Zeta Prichard, the second grade teach applications well ahead of the schedul between 10 and 12 a. m.
American I^ion To Hold anon and Orchdi chapter, Molalla
pot luck dinner at the Presbyterian er, opened the window and let it g° ed closing hour in order to assure time
Receiving the degrees of the Order recreation hail Monday evening. Vice
Mrs. Floyd .Sletto one of the first for completion of the required license Yankees Win 5th Series
Meeting Here Thursday
In Final Game 4 to 3
President Frank Hunter presided over grade teachers, says that for the testa.
The regular monthly meeting of will be Alice and Charles Thomas.
The chapter room« will be decorated , the dinner meeting in the absence of first time in her teaching experience
American Leg.on Post No. 159 will
The New York Yankees won their
be held at the Legion hall here tonight by Betty Tinney and Rose Cree Re- ; President Charles Kelly. Glen Blegen a caterpillar spun a cocoon while they
fifth straight World Series Monday
Actually complaints from readers by .coring a run in the last of the
freshments committee will be Mabie ' acted as tail twister in the absence of had it in the room. But the fifth
<Thursday) at 8 p.m.
grade steals some of the first grade can be credited to two things. It is ninth inning that gave them a 4-3
Movies will be shown and lunch Nelson. Nellie Ward. Jacqueline Smith Homer Thacker.
| No business was transacted at this glory for they, too, had this experi either something the paper said, or victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers its
served. All legionnaires are asked to ■ nd Gladyes Davidson.
something the paper did not say.
All Stars are welcome.
the sixth game of the series.
Search Continued for
Missing Gates Resident
Mill City Wolves To
Play St. Boniface Fri.
Timber Auction To
Be Held in Salem