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THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OK NATURE’S EMPIRE
MILL CITY, OREGON. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2». 1953
At a special meeting of the Mari
lyn Assembly of Rainbow Girls Satur
day evening the work was put on for
the inspection of the Worthy Grand
Advisor, Mildred Patton.
Candidates for initiation were Lin
da Dyhrman, Barbara Podrabsky,
Beverly Roberts, Norma Jean Downer,
and Virginia Hollibaugh.
Honored guests who were intro
duced and escorted included the
Worthy Grand Advisor; Mrs. Sue
Tuel of Brownsville, district grand
deputy; Donna Jackson of Silverton,
Grand Immortality; Mrs. William
Scarth of Silverton, mother advisor of
Ramona Assembly; Mrs.
Johnson, worthy matron of Marilyn
Miss GerTy Hamblin, above, is
chapter; George Huffman, worthy
the newly installed worthy adviser
patron of Marilyn chapter; and O. K.
for Marilyn Assembly, Order of
HiTte, acting worshipful master of
Rainbow for Girls at Mill City.—
Masonic lodge No. 180, Mill City.
Capital Journal photo.
Marilyn Assembly put on a degree
for the Worthy Grand Advisor and
presented her with a personal gift as
well as a $25 donation toward her
project, the buying of surgical tables >
for the Eastern Star home. Marilyn
Chapter had a degree for the Rainbow
Girls and presented them with a gift
About 60 Legionaires and veterans
were guests at a venison dinner served
The refreshment committee 1 for by the local American Legion post
the evening was headed by Mrs. C. G. at the Legion hall last Thursday even
M & M Plant
Construction work at the M &. M
Plywood plant near Lyons is still pro
gressing satisfactorily, according to
word received by The
Wednesday morning from officials of
The plant itself is closed at the
present time and about 32 men have
been laid off, however if the price
of plywood continues to go up, there
is a possibility that the plant will re
sume operation before spring. There
are about 20 men on the construction
crew at present.
About the first of the month it is
expected that the driers will be in
stalled and some millwrights will to
hired for that work.
District Ranger Moore
Conducts Tour of Leone
Creek Timber District
Venison Feed Thurs.
Results of North
Club Buck Derby
Only a few bucks were entered in
the North Santiam Sportsmen’s club
buck derby and as a result the follow
ing bucks are the prize winners. Heav
iest blacktail 188 pounds, Hilnia Coles,
Mehama; second prize, black tail, 173
pounds, Bernard Lembrecht, Stayton;
smallest prize goes to Barney Kirsch
of Mehama for a 60 pound black tail
First prize mule deer went to Ed
Castle for a 149 pound buck. Second
to George Carter, Stayton for an 83
pound mule buck.
Gloria Heater connected for the
first time with a 163 pound four-
point buck. It was an exciting day
for both she and her husband, Doug,
as well as Rose and Jerry Coffman.
They brought in four nice bucks.
It remains to be seen what the re
sults of the hunters choice season did
to next year’s cron of deer, although
some mighty small deer were killed.
Last Sunday Jerry Coffman, Jake
and Isabelle Schlies and Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Toepfer spent the day working
on the club house. A lot was accomp
lished but the club needs an electric
range and a large circulating wood
heater. If anyone has either of these
articles, Jerry Coffman would pick
The next meeting is set for No-
vemer 9. A pot luck supper will be
served at 7:30 followed by a business
meeting and movie.
Oscar Ñaues Have
Open House Sunday
-Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Naue cele
brated their 36th wedding anniversary
with a dinner at their home Sunday.
Covers were laid for the honored
guests, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Naue, Mr.
and Mrs. Donald Naue, Donnie and
Mikie of Sweet Home, Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Naue of Sandy. Miss
Ruby Naue and L. C. Cox of the
USAF of Salem. Open house was
held in the afternoon. Those calling
were Mr. and Mrs. George Berry,
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Carr, Mr. and
Mrs. Chester Roy and Bob, Mr. and
Mrs. Orville Downing, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Holzfuss, Mr. and Mrs. John
McClurg, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Carleton.
Larry and Caroline, all of Lyons, and
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Saxton, Ilene, Vick
ie, Fred and Gary of Aurora
Flying X Packing Service
Moves To Mill City
Clyde Hutchinson of Detroit and
his Flying X packing service has been
busy the pa«t few weeks, packing a
group of cone pickers from Sweet
Home, into the Coffin Mountain area.
To date the group has picked 77 sacks
of cones. The Mannings Seed Co., of
Sweet Home is paying »4 per sewed
sack for cones.
Mr. Hutchinson reported he moved
his packing service to Mill City Octob
er 24 and 25
Lions Club To Buy
Siding from Last Mongold
Building For Scout Cabin
At the directors meeting held fol
lowing the Lions club dinner Monday
evening, it was decided to purchase
the siding from the last remaining
building at the Mongold site. This sid
ing will be used to complete the work
on the scout cabin.
A progressive auction was held to
raise convention funds, and a film
on the automobile industry was shown.
Mrs. Mrs. Albert Millsap
GATES—The home of Mr. and
Mrs. Colis Heath, three miles east
of Gates, in Linn county, burned to
the ground late Wednesday night,
of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Heath were absent
from home when the fire was discov-
ered by neighbors, Mrs. Victor Her
ron and William Pennick, too late to
save any of the contents of the home.
Both the Gates and Mill City fire
departments responded to the call for
help but the house was destroyed when
they arrived. Trees surrounding the
place had ignited and that fire was
extinguished before it spread into
nearby timber. The house had been
recently remodeled and modernized
and was one of the most attractive
homes in this area.
Insurance was carried but not
enough to cover the loss. Mr. and Mrs.
Heath and infant daughter are at the
home of Mrs. Heath's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Len Young, for the present.
They had returned to their home for
the winter only a short time ago from
Klamath, California, where he was
engaged in the logging business.
Mill City Wins Final Grid
Session from Junction City
Mill City high school Timberwolves
closed the 1953 football season with a
last minute win over Junction City
here Tuesday night.
Playing without the services of two
first-string tackles and a first string
guard, the Timberwolves showed more
spirit and drive than at any time
since the jamboree.
Mill City tallied first in the second
quarter when Elton Gregory ran off
right tackle on a counter play. The
locals scored again before the half on
a long pass from Dick Crook to Jack
Melting. Both conversions failed.
Junction City came back stronger
in the second half, after an even
fought period. They scored early in
the fourth quarter on an off tackle
play over their left side. With about
five minutes to go the visitors broke
loose around right end for a 45 yard
score. Both conversions were good
and Junction City led 14 to 12.
With about two minutes left to play
Melting tossed a long pass which
Richard Verbeck hauled in on the
one-yard line. Melting went over for
the score on a quarter back sneak.
Last Game of Year
This was the last game of the
season for the Timberwolves. Seniors
playing their last game were Elton
Gregory, Dale Andreassen, Richard
Anderson, Richard Verbeck, Al Ward
and Richard Thomas.
Mill City O-Sclo 32
The Timberwolves absorbed one of
their worst beatings in the last few
years when Scio clubbed them 32-0
Friday afternoon on the Scio field,
Unable to mount a sustained attack
either passing or rushing, Mill City
never threatened seriously during'
the entire game.
Two linemen missed the Scio game
because of injuries and two of the
starting backfield were hampered with
The Timberwolf regular line folded
on defense completely,
linemen Denny Sheythe,
Kliewer and Dean Gluntz turned in a
credible job of holding down the
center of the line.
Scio scored six points in the first
quarter, 13 in the second, six in the
third and seven in the fourth. Tom
Stewart, a former Mill City gridder,
played a terrific game on both offense
and defense for the winners.
Marion County “B” League
Won Lost I’et.
Remaining game: Scio vs. Gervais.
A conducted day long tour of the
proposed Leone Creek sale of approxi
mately 24,000,000 board feet of timber
was made last week, with District
Ranger S. T. Moore acting as guide.
The site inspected is on the Hill
Creek and Leone Creek forks of .he'
Breitenbush river within the North
Santiam working circle of the Detroit
Mrs. Leonard Herman, chairman of
Distinguished guests for the even
the Campfire leaders, announced thia
The sale will be held in the spring
ing included Fred Lucht, district of 1954, and calls for completion by
week that the leaders for the Camp
commander from Mt. Angel; John the end of 1956. The area covers 364
fire and Bluebird groups have been
Crockett, chef de gare of the 40 et acres in five clear-cutting units, plus
8 in Salem; and Ron Reed, commander 36 acresof right-of-way timber.
The present organization includes:
of the Legion post in Silverton, who
seventh and eight grade girls, Mrs.
About half of the timber is Douglas'
headed a delegation from there.
fir, the rest hemlock and other kinds.
Lester Hathaway is in the St. Gene Engelgau assisted by Mrs. A. R.
Entertainment for the evening The quality is considered average.
Charles Hospital in Bend with a bad Andrews and Mrs. Harry Dyhrman;
The sale will necessitate construc
consisted of two newly released navy
back injury as the result of an acci- sixth grade, Mrs. Leonard Herman as
films. One was the history of NATO tion of 634 miles of main line road and
. dent which completely demolished sisted by Mrs. Edith Meader and Mrs.
and the other was a science story of 1% miles of temporary spurs. Plans
I the car at Lost Lake on the Bend-Mill A. Melting; fifth grade, Mrs. L. B.
call for a permanent bridge to be
training for the future.
[City highway about 9 o’clock Sunday Hurd assisted by Mrf. Joe Chanllend-
evening. Mr». Hathaway who was er; fourth grade, group one, Mrs. Arey
The dinner was entirely prepared built across the Breitenbush river at
Podrabsky and Mrs. Jess Lee; second
by members of the local legion. The Cleator’s bend, approximately
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Crosier, co- driving at the time of the accident is group, Mrs. Shields Remine; third
cpmmittee of six was headed by John
chairmen, have announced plans for
large culvert at the Hill Creek cross
Mr. and Mrs. Hathaway were re giade, group one, Mrs. Al Yankus and
the annual PTA International pro
from a weekend trip to Klam Mrs. Frank Merrill, group two, Mrs.
The post here hopes to make these
gressive dinner to be served Thursday
where they had gone to Burton Burroughs and Mrs. J. R. Ol
dinners a monthly affair in the future. I
evening, November 5 from 5:30 to 8
who had undergone son; second grade, group one, Mrs.
Grade School Party Friday p. m.
surgery. Mrs. Hathaway lost control Frank James and Mrs. Wm. Stewart
Mrs. A. E. Nesbitt is in charge of
the car when it skidded on ice on Jr., group two, Mrs. Ramsey Parker
Evening Successful Event the soup course, to be representative a of straight
stretch of road, paralleling and Mrs. Russell Moberg.
About 100 enthusiastic and costumed of Africa, which is to be served in the lake. The car left the road, turned
6th, "th and 8th graders attended the Fellowship hall of the Presbyterian over and skidded down the short bank
first of the monthly PTA sponsored church. She will be assisted by the on its ton. Fortunately, the car again
parties at the elementary school gym Girl Scouts. A Finnish salad will be turned over and landed on all four
Howard L. Means, principal of Mill nasium, Friday evening.
served in the basement of the Christ wheels in the water.
City high school, has announced the
ian church by a committee headed by
Rev. and Mrs. Noble Streeter went
Prizes were awarded the cleverest Mrs. Hugh Jull. The main course will
honor roll for the fiist six weeks of
and Mrs. I
school. Only students who have re
be South American served in the Hathaway returned with them to take |
Plans were made for a series of
ceived Is and 2s in all subjects are
recreation room of the high school
I benefit card parties at a meeting of
clever imper.-onations. First prize for by Mrs. Leonard Herman’s committee, care of necessary business.
William Bryant, who is an ex- the Altar society of St. Catherine’s
The honor roll includes: seniors, a girl went to Linda Herman, a assisted by the Campfire Girls. The
perienced accountant and service church Wednesday evening of last
Donna Bengston, Richard Anderson,
Boy Scouts will assist Mrs. Melvin station man, is taking over the Hath week at the home of Mrs. Adolph
Carol Jane Blazek, Sharon Gallagher, Fend, a pirate; second: Frances Nes Foster with the dessert. West Indies,
away station until Mr. Hathaway has Brunner. Miss Frances Namislo was
and Geraldine HamL-lin; juniors:
served in the elementary school gym recovered.
Carol Andreassen; sophomores: Ca sky, a negro convict; third: Marcella nasium.
The date for the cooked food sale
mille Goble, Phyllis Provost and Ellen
The buildings will be appropriately
was changed to Wednesday, Novemb
Shelton. Freshmen are Rosalie Bassett ten, an Indian. Judges were Mrs. decorated for each course and enter Hallet & Continental Gets
er 4. Mrs. Russel) Hoffman and Mrs.
Howard Means, Mrs. Ed Yarnell, and tainment representative of each Contract from Bonneville
and Evelyn Taylor.
F. Paul are in charge of the sale which
Mrs. Lyle Gould.
country will be provided, i Earl Loucks
DETROIT—The Hallet 4 Contin
The evening was spent in dancing will direct his band at the grade ental Construction Co., an eastern will be held in the vacant building next
Jto the Variety store.
Detroit Man Has Narrow and doughnuts and punch were served. school.
firm, was awarded the contract (Bon
Escape in Truck Accident took many pictures of
neville project) for th$ stringing of
the students in Scouts, or may be obtained from Mrs. wire from the Detroit Dam to Maupin,
DETROIT—John Krause, of De
A. E. Nesbitt.
Oregon. The contract calls for the
troit, narrowly escaped serious injury
Chaperones for the evening
building of single circuit towers, ap
Tuesday morning when his truck left
proximately eight miles above Briet -
the road and turned over twice down Mrs. Arey Podrabsky, Mr. and Mrs.
Wilbur Mienert, Mrs. Harry Dyhr
a 35-foot embankment about four
A crew of 25 or 30 men is expected
miles above Detroit on the Brieten-
LYONS—Mrs. Ivan Smith was host
Bowman, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Foster,
to begin work on the line in a week
for the meeting of the Womens
or 10 days.
Mr. Krause, who is employed at
and Mrs. A. E. Nesbitt and Vernon
Wire Superintendent Dell Edlefe- Society of Christian service at her
Bruckman’s Hot Springs was on his
Initiatory work for Mrs. Helen sen, formerly employed as a Bonne- home
way to work when the accident or
George Huffman, president, presided
curred. Cause of the accident is no*
over the business meeting. Mrs.
certain, but apparently the steering OPEN HOUSE BEING PLANNED was put on by the Santiam Rebekah here this week from Umatilla. Mr. Leonard Cruson was in charge of the
Lodge at the last regular meeting, Edlefesen is an uncle of Marion Kite.
wheel locked since he was unable to AT HIGH SCHOOL FOR NOV. 13
The building under construction at program of the day “Rural Mission
Wednesday evening of last week.
steer to the left, causing the truck to
An “open house” is being planned at
northwest end of Detroit on the of the Church.” Plans were completed
Mrs. Antonia Thomas, noble grand,
go over the bank.
Baughn property will be the for the Smorgasbord dinner which
presided. The degree captain was Mrs.
A Forest Service crew working on
was served in the all-purpose room
ing, November 13, according to How- Rachel Olmstead and drill captain company's garage and warehouse.
the road went to his aid.
at the Mari-Linn school house Friday
Other than being badly shaken, Mr. iard L. Means, principal. All parents of Mrs. Ruth Hess.
evening. They featured Swiss steak
high school students are urged to
The charter was draped for Clarence Boy Scout Troop Holds
Krause escaped injury. The truck is
and baked salmon. Plans were also
attend and they will be given an Johnson a former member of the ord
made and discussed for the bazaar
insight into "junior’s” day. The par er. It was announced that the charter Business Meeting at School
ents will meet at 8 p.m. for a short will be draped later for Mrs. Maude
The local Boy Scout troop held a which will be held Tuesday evening,
assembly and then will run through Holt, a past noble grand.
MR. AND MRS. E. RAGSDALE
business meeting during their regular December 1, with committees to be
appointed later. The fancy work com
the classes that their children attend
HERE FROM AUSTRIA
The first nominations for offices weekly meeting at the grade school
Visiting at the home of his parents, each day. There will be 10 minutes for the ensuing year were made: noble Wednesday evening of last week. mittee wishes to remind everyone
having work to have it completed in
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ragsdale, Sr., are allowed for each class period.
grand, Mrs. Eva Duffy; vice-grand, Lonny Podrabsky, senior patrol lead
plenty of time, and each member is
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ragsdale, Jr.,
Mrs. Marie Stewart and Mrs. Ruth
to make an apron, and furnish some
who returned earlier this month from
Hess; secretary, Mrs. Carmen Bern
other article to their liking.
eight years spent in Austria.
hardt and Mrs. Anne Crook; treasur licity chairman for the group and
Preceding the business meeting a
Ragsdale went to Austria in 1945
luirry Moberg was elected as assist
er, Mrs. Jennie Davis.
1:30 dessert luncheon was served to
as a member of the occupation forces.
Refreshment committee for the
After his discharge from the serv
To help Mrs. Melvin Foster on the Mesdames Willard Hartnell, Harold
evening was Mrs. Ruth Kerr, Mrs.
Sheriff, George Huffman, Chester
ice he remained in Vienna in the
Mel Robinson, Mrs. Lettie Swan, and I PTA International dinner the follow-
civil service and worked in the office
ing committee was appointed: Jerry Roy, Donald McWhirk, E. L. Roye,
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Schroeder had Mrs. Jennie Davis.
which takes care of the reclamation a narrow escape last Friday when
I Foster, Dale Smith, I-ee Neilson, Dav- Alex Bodeker, E. S. Barker,
of property and personal possessions. their car was sideswiped by an sp BUCK FEED TO BE HELD
j id Jennings, Larry Moberg. Ken Silv Julian, Leonard Cruson, Mrs. Inez
Ring, Mrs. Alice Huber and the
Mrs. Ragsdale is an Austrian by proaching ear on the Cottage Farm HERE RY MASONS SATURDAY
er. and Vernon Johnson.
hostess, Mrs. Ivan Smith.
birth but took out her American Hill near Salem.
Masons of the area are sharpening
citizenship papers when she and her
Both doors on the driver's aide their appetites for the annual buck Scout leader’s benediction.
Prizes for Halloween Garb
husband were in the United States of the car were tern off, however, feed which will be held at the lodge
for a visit from October of 1952 until Mr. Schroeder escaped with no injur hall here this Saturday evening at 7 NEW FLOOR BEING PUT
To Be Given by Theatre
the following February. At that time ies and Mrs. Schroeder with painful o'clock.
IN MILL CITY BANK BUILDING
Bob Veneaz, of the Mill City Theatre
she also joined the Mill City American braises. They were returning from
A crew of workmen are busy thia ; this week announced that six prizes
Mason« from the Prineville lodge
Salem and going up the Hill beyond will confer the third degree on a week ripping out part of the floor in j will be given away at the theatre Sat
A 1941 graduate of Mill City high the Cottage Farm met a car which candidate that evening.
the First State Bank here. Lack of urday at the afternoon performance
school, Ragsdale had many interesting skidded onto the gravel when coming
All Masons are invited to attend ventilation under the floor when the for the children coming dressed in the
experiences in Eurone. visiting sev around the corner.
Although Mr. this feed and meeting. O.K. Hirte, act- building was redone about four years beat Halloween fashion.
eral countlies. They lived in the Schroeder pulled his car ax far as ing Worshipful Master and George ago, has caused dry rot.
Prize* will be given for the pret
Russian occupied zone of Austria.
he could to the right, the approaching Huffman
This section of the floor is being tiest, the funnieat, and moat gruesome
the feed committee
Their plans for the future are in- ( car swerved beck and aeriously dam- They are in need of volunteers to replaced and ventilaotrs are being oatumea There will be divisiona for
definite at the present.
. both the older and younger children.
aged their ear.
Leaders of Girls
In Car Accident Sun.
Dinner To Be Nov. 5
High School Honor
Roll For Six Weeks
Altar Society Plans
Benefit Card Parties
Have Car Accident
WSCS Pions for
Bazaar in December