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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 15. 1953
Tangle Here Friday Night
Mill City high school will tangle
with the Chemawa Indians this Fri
day evening at 8 p.m. at Allen Field.
The game should be rated as a toss
up since neither team has won a
game this season.
■Mill City 0; Sublimity 14
The Timberwolves played the Saints
off their feet in the first half of the
game played Friday, but were unable
to punch across a score. The Timber
wolves drove inside the enemy 10-
yard line on two occasions and in the
-econd half managed one drive to the
Saints 12 yard line.
Sublimity gained only 28 yards in
the first half but came back strong
in the third quarter as Mill City ran
out of coal. Richard Minden raced 59
yards around right end to notch the
first Sublimity score. Late in the
fourth quarter Ron Bentz plunged 14
yards off left tackle for the second
counter. Bentz added both points after
First downs ...........
Net yards gained
i Net yards rushing
Net yards passing
0 0 0 0—0
0 0 7 7—14
Outstanding defensive player—Jim
Marion County “B" League Standings
.... * .... 0
Results Last Week
Gervais 7—Jefferson 0.
Scio 38—Chemawa 0.
Sublimity 14—Mill City 0.
Bond Issue i
History of MC Lions
Club Program Topic
The regular weekly meeting of the
Lions club was held at Friendship
hall Monday evening. Following the
dinner, program chairman V. S. Todd
introduced Lee Ross who was in
charge of the program for the week.
His topic was a short history of
the Lions club since it was organized
here in Febhuary 1948. He stated that
of the 22 charter members only seven
of the original members were still
with the club. Four of the five past
presidents were present at the meet-
ing Monday night. They were: : V. S.
Todd, Shields Remine, Carl Kelly and
In his short history outline he gave
a list of the many accomplishments
of the club in the years that it has
been active in Mill City.
Following the meeting the members
adjourned to the scout cabin where
they finished siding the front and
east end of the building. Each week
some woik is being done on the cabin.
Three Links Club To Hold
Public Dinner November 1 I-
12.50 ■ Year. l()f a CoFF
(Garden Club Work Day
Held Here Saturday
Those who attended the Garden club
work day in the Rebekah hall Satur-
day enjoyed an instructive session in
corsage making and decorative cand-
Mrs. Wanda Edlund and Mrs. Rice
of Woodburn and Mrs. E. L. Myers,
Albany, all members of the State Fed
eration of Garden clubs brought along
boxes of materials to work with and
all are good instructors.
The Garden clubs of Lyons, Scio
and Stayton were well represented as
well as the Gates community.
City Council Seeks
Owner of Old Bridge
At the meeting of the City Council
held Friday night at City Hall, the
board went on 1 ecord as being in
favor of dismantling the old swing
ing bridge which spans the river near
Kelly’s Planing Mill.
They are at a loss at present as
to who owns the bridge, and are seek
ing to establish ownership so it can
be taken down.
It has ceased to be of any use and
is deemed by the council as a hazard
as several children have received
broken bones from playing on it.
The council would appreciate hear
ing from anyone who can cast some
light on the subject.
Only One Files for Office
To date, according to reports, only
one man has filed for the positions
open on the council at the coming
election, November 3. Bill Stewart
has filed for position of councilman.
There is still need for candidates for
mayor and councilman.
Body of Gates Man Found
Saturday by Scio Men
By Mrs. Albert Millsap
GATES—The body of Clarence D.
Johnson, Gates farmer, who had failed
to return Friday, October 2, from a
short scouting trip into the timber,
was found Saturday, October 10, high
on the hillside south of the Johnson
An extensive search, under direction
of the state police had been carried
on each day of last week; a blood
hound from Springfield had been
used; a mounted posse, from Albany,
together with hundreds of men and
school students from Sublimity, Scio,
Stayton, Mill City and Gates, had
searched through the rugged moun
tain area for miles in every direction
without avail. Because of a recent
heart attack, the family and search
ers felt that Mr. Johnson would
Nov. 5 Dinner
Saturday evening, November 14 was
Voters of School District No. 129-J,
; set as the date for the annual Three
Mill City, voted Tuesday in favor of
I Links club public dinner, it was de
contracting a bonded indebtedness of
cided at the regular monthly meeting
$160,000 for the erection of and
In preparation for the first PTA
at the home of Mrs. W. D. Davis,
equipping of a gymnasium for the
meeting of the school year the execu
tive board met at the Bank Cafe Wed
wood of Gates was co-hostess.
The vote tabulated was 111 in favor »
nesday evening of last week with A.
of the bond issue and 37 against the
E. Nesbitt, president, presiding.
I ed general chairman of the dinner by
The date for the International din
The architects have been called
ner was set for Thursday evening,
and will now complete the preliminary
November 5. Tickets will be sold for
■ as usual will be held in the IOOF hall.
plans for the building which will then
and 50c for any child under 12.
There was a discussion of the pur-
Grandmothers, mothers-in-law, and
be submitted to state authorities for
The board recommended the pur
chase of an aquarium for the element
progiam which centered around the ‘ past noble grands. Following a dis
ary school and a pictuie for the high
theme of “Better Parenthood’’ at the cussion of the purchase of a refrig- Cut Rate Game Fees
school, as the prize to be used each
last meeting of the Mill City Toast 1 erator for the kitchen of the IOOF hall
month in the count of parents present
mistress club Thursday evening at a committee was appointed to in- For Youth Under 18
at the PTA meetings. The room in the
the Bank cafe. Mrs. Floyd Jones pre I vestigate prices and makes of refrig
With more youngsters becoming in-
elementary school having the highest
sided and al-o acted as toastmistress erators. Members of the committee ' terested in hunting each year, the
percentage of parents present shall
for the evening.
Oregon State Game Commission has
Philip Hess and Mrs. M. G. Rambo.
directed the following information have possession of the aquarium for
Heightened interest and rapid bid
I The hostesses served refreshments ; to nimrods under 18 years of age. the month and the winning high school
ding chai acterized the Bureau of Kenneth Crosier. As topic mistress ‘ to the 16 members who were present Hunters over 18 years of age must class shall have the picture Jiung in
Land Management timber sale conduct Mrs. Ed Y’arnell recalled memories of | for the meeting.
have a regular adult license, but those
It was decided that the PTA would
ed by District Forester Rodney O. grandmother. Mrs. W. B. Hutcheson
under this age may be able to get a
sponsor a party for the sixth, seventh
Fety in Salem, on Friday, October 9,
and eighth grades to be held Friday
1953. Ten of twelve tracts offered versation for the education talk. Mrs.
the type of game they seek.
evening. October 23.
for sale were bid upon, with the ap Don Miley was timer.
Juvenile hunters, those between 14
Speakers for the evening were Mrs.
praised price being raised in eight
The Mill City Beta Kappa club of and 18 years of age, may obtain a
cases. Total sale value of the ten A. E. Nesbitt, Mrs. D. W. Stewart, Theta Rho Girls held their regular special jouvenile license for a fee of
tracts sold was $170,971.75, or 30 per and Mrs. Lee Ross. Critics were Mis. meeting last Thursday evening with two dollars. This permits them to Warning Given Public
cent more than the appraised value. Vincent Palmer, Mrs. Gale Lowery, Juanita Thomas presiding.
hunt upland game birds and water That Some War Souvenirs
Total value of the tracts sold was and Mrs. W. B. Hutcheson. Extemp
fowl. Also with the cut-iate license
9,771,000 board feet. Seven of the oraneous speeches were given by Mrs. chaplain conducted a remembrance some hunters may hunt all types of May Be Highly Explosive
Kenneth Crosier and Mis. Vernon
Twenty-four war souvenirs in the
tracts consisted of wind-, fire-, or in
Todd. The evaluator for the evening ceremony, which remembers with predators and unprotected species. form of high explosives have been
sect-damaged timber that is being sal
prayers any members or friends Children under 14 years of age do
vaged to prevent its destiuction and
of the order. During the cere not need a license to hunt upland discovered in various parts of Ore
Initial plans were made for the mony special prayers were offered for game birds and water fowl but must gon during the past year, according
waste. The other tracts consisted of
mature timber that is ready for har program which the Toastmistress club the Clarence Johnson family.
be accompanied by a parent
or to Col. Arthur M. Sheets, state civil
vest in accordance with the sustain will pi esent at the November 3 meet- I The advisors from Santiam Rebekah a guardian when hunting on other defense director. He stated that per
sons finding explosives of any type—
ed yield management plan followed ing of the Mill City Woman’s club. lodge who were present were Mrs. than their own land.
l>y the Bureau of I-and Management. The committee in charge of the pro Walter Thomas and Mrs. Phillip Hess.
In order to hunt big game, a regular bombs or small ordnance—should im
Ranging in size from 189,000 board gram is Mrs. Gale Lowery, Mrs. Ar- |
adult license is required of all hun mediately give this information to the
local civil defense organization or
BRASSFIELD SELLS STORE TO
feet to 3,964,000 board feet, the thur LeCours, and Mrs. Don Miley.
ters regardless of age since deer and
POWELL OF INDEPENDENCE
tracts sold averaged 977,200 board
elk tags are issued only to holders
Dangerous explosives uncovered re
LYONS—Mr. and Mis. Marshall of a regular license. The price of the
feet in content.
Powell of Independence have recently I juvenile license cannot be applied to cently range horn a 37 millimeter
Yew Creek Logging Company, Cor-
purchased the Lyons Food Market j the price of an adult license if both ant-aircraft shell and rocket found at
vallis was the high bidder for one of
King’s Valley earlier this month to a
from M. G. Brassfield & Son and will are purchased the same year.
the two salvage tracts offered for
2000-pound sea mine found at Cape
take over November 1st. They plan Federal regulations
■ale in Benton county. The other
to move to Lyons as soon as they any person 16 years of age or over Meares in April.
tiact went to Western Milling Com Thursday, October 15—
“With Korean veterans returning
find living quarters.
pany. Corvallis. A. H. Larson Lum
must have a migratory bird hunting
The Powells are not strangers in -tamp in possession when hunting home, people should be on the look
ber Company, Estacada, was sucesss- I Firehall.
out for supposedly harmless war sou
the Lyons community. He is the son waterfowl.
ful in submitting the high sealed bid Friday, October 16—
venirs,” said Colonel Sheets. "A dud
Freshman Initiation, high school,
of Mr. and Mrs. Flank Powell, one
for a 22-acre tract of green timber in
Holders of juvenile licenses may is apt to be dangerous and should not
participate in a special pneasant be moved or jarred.”
tracts in that county went to M . H. ; 8 p. m. Allen Field, followed by all- be remembered as Janice Dunovan of hunt held each year at the E E. Wil
Major Werner Dinteman, command
the Mill City and is a sister of Mrs. Ercill son Game
Smith Lumber Company, Clackamas. | school party sponsored by
Management area just
H ilson of Mehama. At the present north of Corvallis. Permits for this ing officer of 522nd Explosive Ord
The largest tract sold, neaily four ; Sophomore class.
time Mr. Powell is manager of the hunt are ol/tained form the Portland nance, Control Detachment, Ft, Lewis,
million feet of wind thrown and over Monday, October 19—
Wash., reported to the state civil de
Lions Club 7 p.m. Fellowship hall. J. C. Penney store at Independence.
maiure Douglas-fir and western hem-
office of the game commission.
fense agency that once shells or roc
Masonic Lodge at IOOF hall 8 p.m.
lo k on Neal Creek in Linn county was
kets have been fired, their fuses bo-
American Legion Auxiliary.
awarded to Lulay Bros. Lumber Com-
come armed and might explode after
pa y, Scio, the only bidder.
Tuesday. October 20—
Henry Logging Company, Dallas, | Mill City Woman’s club. 8 p.m. Fel
“Picking up and moving any item
submitted the high bid of the sale lowship hall. Guest speaker. All wom
suspected of being unexploded ord-
in offering $21.25 per thou-and K ard en invited.
nance ia like playing Russian Rou-
feet for 416,000 board feet of green Wednesday, October 21 —
lette," he said. “A person finding un
At a nuptial high mass last Satur-| er. brother of the groom, and Richard .
De iglas-fir in Polk county.
Altar Society of St. Catherine’s
exploded ordnance should leave it
pri e for the Douglas fir stumpage in church at 8 p.m. Mrs. Adolph Brun day morning. Miss Marlene Tickle, Downer, the groom’s cousin.
where it is, mark it as being danger
six of the ten tracts sold was more ner's home.
The St. Boniface high school choir ous and report the item to the near
than $20.00 per thousand board feet.
Santiam Rebekah Lodge. 8 p.m. at became the bride of Jerrold T. Hunter, sang the nuptial mass and hymns.
est civil defense agency, police or
' son of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hunter.
Oregon Pulp and Paper Company IOOF hall.
Following the ceremony a buffet public official for action. This ia the
The ceremony was solemnized at bn akfa-t was served the members of | same procedure to follow during a war
of Portland, was the high bidder for Thursday. October 22—
9:30 at the St. Boniface Catholic
two salvage tracts in Polk county.
Program and tea sponsored by the I church in Sublimity, the Rev. Robert the wedding party and the immediate I emergency.”
Arthur W. Bogard, Bay City, was
families at the home the bride’s par- I
Womens’ association of Presbyterian
the only bidder for a tract of gieen church 2 p. m. at Presbyterian church. ■ O’Hara officiating. Gladioli, dahlia- ents. Mr. and Mrs. Tickle.
and leaves in fail colors decorated
Douglas-fir timber in Tillamook • oun-
From 1 until 3 in the afternoon
NOTICE—Anyone who wishes an the church for the service.
a reception w-as held for the wedding
The bride wore a white nylon net guests at No. 15 CBI project. The
A near-capacity crowd was present
for the sealed and oral auction bid if an organization changes its meet gown with chantilly lace trim. It was house was beautifully decorated with ■
ding that was conducted at the office ing date or P place, please call 671 by designed with long lace sleeves, a full large baskets of autumn leaves.
skirt and a semi-tra
of the Salem Forest District, Burea” Monday evening.
Those assisting at the reception
of nylon net which I
of Land Management, 460
were Mrs. Russell Brown, the brides’
-haped cap with seed
Show er Held in Honor
aunt, who cut the cake, and Mes-
to be he
dames Beas Var.derr meer. Sonny Nel-
■on. Gale T.owc rv. William Hunter. Ed
A shower honoring Mr-
' arnell. Bob Henkle. and Misses
Mary Jane and Phyllis Cox.
la 1 rown.
Out-of-town guests ineluded the
Charle- MeCr ■eary from Portland, her
•♦ephrother an d wife, Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Tickle from Eugene,
Rev G. W. Forrester
■’ i-t t and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. A. J.
Miltenberger from Hillsboro, and Mr. Holding Meetings Here
SCOUTM \FTER TR LINING I \s:
Earl Young. Mr. and Mrs.
el services are being I leid
TO BTAirr in <i \l F.M TOD
Rill r amnbell and Mr. and Mrs. Drew
at the Mill City Free
of the Gier,,, n , all
church at the present time each ev ,-en-
beri inning tonigl
For going a way the Iride wore a mg at 7:30, under the direction of
O*i »ck. All trooi
"ha ped brown suit with green accessories and Rev. G. W ’. Forrester, evangelist.
to attend. There
Sha a med
a white orchid.
held at Cha
Pastor C. . W. Brewer extends a cor-
w ith the fifth »
After a short wedding trip the dial invitation to attend these meet
ilver Falls cam
lost man. U’hers were William Hunt- couple will be at home in Mill City. I 1 i inga. They are open to the public.
Jury, scout executive.
Ten Timber Tracts
Sold for $170,971.75
Marlene Tickle and Jerrold Hunter
Hunter Married Saturday at Sublimity
hardly attempt the more inaccessible
heights of the hill.
Saturday Earl Vader and Joe
Duchaine, of Scio came to Gates in
quest of timber in the vicinity of
of the Johnson home, and heard for
the first time of his disappearance.
Confident that, with the aid of
their dog, they would be able to lo
cate the body, the went back to
Scio and retuined with the dog, which
led them almost directly to its loca
tion. From the position of the body
when found, it was evident that Mr.
Johnson was stricken as he attempted
to step across a fallen log.
Clarence D. Johnson, 72, Gates
lesident was born May 8, 1881 at
Sisters, Oregon, and passed away
from a heart attack while hunting
near his place Friday, October 2.
He was married to Frankie Taylor
at Moro, on July 2, 1903. He had
lived at Tygh Valley and Detroit be
fore coming to Gates in September
1911. He was a farmer by occupation.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the
Oddfellow and Rebecca lodges and also
of the Unity school of Christianity.
Graveside services were conducted
at Fairview cemetery near Gates at
3 o’clock Monday afternoon with the
Rev. Noble Streeter giving the serm
He is survived by his widow Frankie
Johnson, one son. Royal Johnson, and
two daughters, Mrs. Robert Levon
and Gwen Schaer; one sister, Bertha
Ream, and four grandchildren, Royal,
Roger, Rodney and Carol Schaer.
Pallbearers were: Fred Moore, El
mer Klutke, Glen Henness, Wm. Pen
nick, Joseph Bowes and Ed Chance.
Rebekah Lodge Has
Interesting Meeting /
The Santiam Rebekah lodge met
Wednesday of last week with An
tonia Thomas, noble grand, conducting
Mrs. Thomas gave an interesting
account of her recent visit at the I.
O.O.F. home in Portland. While there
she talked with Billy Edler, a pion
eer resident of Mill City, who now
lives at the home. Mr. Edler, who ia
in his late 80’s, lived in the Santiam
Canyon for many years and was em
ployed as a sawyer and saw filer in
various small mills. He now has the
hobby of growing myrtle trees front
Aed, something that has been said
was an impossibility.
Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Lettie Swan
also visited Mrs. Norman Garisson
who has been at Good Samaritan
hospital for seevral weeks.
During the business meeting the
lodge donated money to help in feed
ing the searchers of Clarence Johnson.
Following the business meeting the
drill team practiced in preparation for
initiatory work which will be given
at the next meeting. Candidates for
initiation will be Mrs. R. Thomas
and Mrs. R. F. Andiensen.
The committee for the evening were
Eda Stafford, Carmen Barnhardt, Jes
sie Heath and Hattie Cole.
Home Made Pole
Holds TV Antenna
Over in Gates, W. R. Hutchison
has a plan that beats the high cost
of installing a television pole to hold
his TV antenna.
He had a friend of his bring in a
60 foot pole. This he has placed at
the rear of his building in Gates nnd
on top of the pole he has his TV
antenna. When asked how he turned it
to get it in proper position he showed
us a hole in the pole. He said: ‘‘All
I do is place a bar in the hole and
turn it to whatever position is best.”
He is getting an almost perfect
Community Chest Drive
I •• 'l<-r Wat This Week
The Community chest drive is under
way in Mill City this week, according
to Russell Kelly, vice president of
Marion County Community Chest or
ganization and also the local chair-
Garden Club To Serve
Ham Dinner Saturday
The Mill City Garden club will hold
its first public dinner Saturday even
ing. October 17 at the IOOF hall.
Those attending may choose their
own salad and dessert from a smor
gasbord then ladies will serve the
main course of ham and all the trim
mings. Serving will begin at 5:30.