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THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OE NATI RE'S EMPIRE
Give T.V. Set
As Door Prize
Many Halloween Activities In Area
Keeps Vandalism At Minimum
By Marion Todd
The Halloween witches and goblins ¡Chaperones were Mrs. Ralph Fough,
Mrs. Clyde Rogers, and Rev. and Mrs.
must be taking a well deserved rest
this week after the round of activities
The matinee set had a double Hal
which kept them hustling in Mill City
loween celebration on Saturday. Bob
for several days last week.
The local Boy Scout troop was Veness gave his usual Halloween
The Mill City Fire laddies are gett among the “early birds” with Hal party during the afternoon show.
ing things in readiness for their ninth loween celebrations, for they cut their About 50 of the children who attended
annual benefit which will be staged meeting short Wednesday evening of the show entered the costume contest
and all received a small prize. The
at the fire hall here Saturday eve last week and had a party, serving special prizes weie awarded for the
the traditional cider, cookies and
ning, November 21.
candy. Games were played with prizes prettiest costumes to Judy Kadin of
The tickets have been printed this for the winners.
Gates, an Indian princess, in the older
week and the house to house canvass
Mrs. Roy Kiersey’s kindergarten division and to Linda Anderson of
of the city will be held on November group celebrated during their morning Gates, a Chinese princess dressed in
11, 12 and 13. The firemen have de- school session Friday. Many of the blue silk, in the younger division. The
vided their numbers into groups, each children wore costumes, and Mrs. funniest costume awards were won by
assigned a given territory to work.
Kiersey had a busy morning keeping j Dickie Hayward, a clown whose nose
This year they are giving away a a very realistic skeleton from fright ¡squeaked when it was pinched, and
television set as the main door prize. ening the other children. Clever Bozo 1 Susie Carlson, a well-padded grand-
Other prizes will be given, and those masks were given to the children and I ma. Micheál Warriner, a ghost, older
who have attended this event, know popcorn was served during the regu I division, and Allan Yankus, the devil,
i in the younger division, won the prizes
what to expect.
They state good lar morning lunch period.
music will be furnished for the dance.
A week of activity preceded the for the most horrible costumes. Bar
Funds raised will be used for the de Halloween room parties in the ele bara Podrabsky and Norma Jean
mentary school. Many a paper jack-o- i Downer acted as judges.
The zero hour, of course, was dusk
lantern and witch had been cut, colored
and pasted in anticipation of the day. on Satuiday evening when the “Trick
Pumpkins both large and small had I or Treaters” descended upon certain
Dierks i sections of town like a horde of locust.
fifth grade claims they had the The people who live in the C.B.I. unit
“grandpappy” of all pumpkins for and Shepherd’s addition regret the
they had one that measured 38 inches location of their homes on Halloween
night for they seem to be the center
A typical meeting of the
Mill in circumference.
The last half hour of the school day ’ of activity and reports indicate that
City Toastmistress club was pre
sented as the program for the Mill on Friday was devoted to room parties you should have about 150 treats pre
City Woman’s club which met Tues in all of the first five grades. (A party pared if you live there.
for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades had
Flash: a late reported champions
day evening at Fellowship hall.
Mrs. W. B. Hutcheson acted as been held on the Friday evening be are the Don Sheythe’s who gave out
chairman and Mrs. Vernon Todd was fore.) The teachers assisted by the over 200 treats!
The would-be pranksters ranged
toastmistress. The three speakers, room mothers had planned games and
Mrs. Arthur LeCours, Mrs. Gale Low various forms of entertainment for from tiny tots who went to a few
ery and Mrs. Floyd Jones gave speech the children. The first graders in neighboring houses, accompanied by
es illustrative of the first three major Mrs. Lloyd Sletto’s room were un their parents who hid behind the bush
speech assignments in the organiza usually jubilant over their entertain es, to those who roamed the entire
ment, which was playing with six town with a flour sack in which they
tion. Mrs. E. J. Yarnell gave the edu
cation talk on “Aims of Toastmist small pupies belonging to Claudia deposited their loot. A suggestion for
the Shepherd addition folk is that
ress.” “Bells” was the theme followed Budlong, a member of their group.
Rereshments, of course, were an im they furnish their offspring with flour
by the topic-mistress, Mrs. Howard
portant part of the program. The sacks and start them out early, and
mothers had furnished food varying then they can redistribute the plunder
Mrs. Donald Sheythe and Mrs. from dixie cups and cup cakes to to those who appear at their door.
Harry Dyhrman sang several numb doughnuts and cider. It was a big
And then there is one pair of par
ers, accompanied by Mrs. Lee Ross.
moment in the afternoon but perhaps ents who report gleefully that they
Hostesses for the evening included not as “big” as one of Mrs. Jack are having a big time chewing the
Mrs. Lee Knowles, Mrs. C. A. Bruder, Baldwin’s first graders seemed to gum and eating the candy collected by
Mrs. Leon Faust and Mrs. Lee Ross.
think. He had been served cider and their toddlers.
when his mother came later, he an
The general atmosphere of both
nounced, “Oh, mother, you missed the children and housesolders seemed very
Mill Citv Man Has Narrow drinks. I don’t know what it was, but friendly Saturday night. Most houses
had porch lights on, and many had
Escape from Burning Truck I think it was beer.”
Friday evening Daron Dierks’ fifth lighted jack-o-lanterns to guide the
Mill City, log truck driver for M. giade room put on a short program way. It is true there are always a few
& M. Plywood Co. of Idanha, had a concerning Halloween customs in who turn out their lights and lock the
sad experience last week when his Scotland, Ireland and the United door, but most people would be dis
States. Those taking part were Joellen appointed if they did not have a few
loaded truck caught fire.
Mr. Morrison escaped injury by Agee, Bert Bothwell, Sharon Brad small visitors. Costumes for the
Robert children ranged from merely a grue
diving out the opposite window of shaw, Patsy Christensen,
Hill, some mask to comlete and clever cos
the truck. The truck was a total loss.
The incident occurred as the loaded Doris Hutchinson, Judith Kay, Ron tumes.
Many of the teenage group spent
truck Was about to pull away from ald Knowles, Garland Maldie, Carol
the landing. The side gas tank on the Pate, David Reid, Thomas Smith, Saturday evening at parties. Both
drivers side exploded. It is thought William Sullivan, Marian Taylor, Harold Kliewer and Richard Thomas
the exlosion was caused by a spark Sharon Whitsett, Vernal Willcox, Del gave parties, and a group of senior
from the battery." The tiailer and bert Williams and Darlene Woodcock. girls had a slumer party at Frances
The round of Halloween parties be Johnson's home.
logs were saved by the quick work
The King’s Teens, a non-denomina-
of the “cat” drivers. Mr. Morrison is gan on Friday evening when Sherry
Hansen entertained a group of teen tional group of young people, met in
now driving a new truck.
agers. A scavenger hunt was the main the basement of the Christian church
i diversion of the evening.
for their festivities. They played the
Mrs. Al Yankus entertained her traditional Halloween games, such as
. third grade Bluebird group at her bobbing for apples, and had group
¡home with a party from 7:30 until 10. singing, followed by the serving of
The girls came in costume and enter doughnuts and cider. Miss Alice
tainment was bingo. Mrs. Frank Mer Smith and Glen Shelton, co-leaders of
rill and Mrs. Carlson assisted Mrs. the group, acted as chaperones.
Friends and neighbors of the Sam Yankus in serving hot dogs and cider
Monday morning only the unpleas
Bridges family honored them with a to the group later in the evening. ant aspects of Halloween remained.
canned fruit shower Monday evening Horns, which were furnished each girl, There was the soap and wax to be
of this week. Mrs. Bridges received helped to make it a very lively party. scraped off of window and a few rocks
a considerable amount of fruit in this
One of the high lights of the party to be picked up on the newly prepared
shower and wishes to thank them for given for the senior division of the elementary school lawn. The police
their kindness. The Bridges lost all Presbyterian Sunday school was a report there was no destruction or
of their canned goods in the fire which fortune teller (Mrs. Verne Clark) who rowdyism which had been brought to
wrecked their home earlier this year. foresaw wondrous things. About 25 their attention. A record of which Mill
The Bridges children are now all in youngsters from the fourth grade up City can well be proud.
school and Mr. Bridges is making sat attended the party Friday evening in
Adults can now sit back and say
Those receiving “Thank goodness, that is over for
, prizes for costumes included: prettiest, another year,” and already "kids” are
Nancy Baldwin; most original, Ellen saying, "Oh boy, only two months
Explorer Scouts To Hold
Hoeye; and funniest, Dick Dyhrman. until Christmas”!
Womans Club Meet
Here Tuesday Night
Canned Fruit Shower
Given Mrs. Bridges
Second Meeting of Year
The second meeting of the Explorer
Scout Post No. 49 will be held Mon
day evening at 7 p. m. in room four
of the Mill City elementary school.
This meeting is being held for the pur
pose of deciding on a program for
The Explorers are an organization
of boys 14 years of age or older who
are interested in advanced scouting.
Mr. Dierks is their leader.
Any boy interested in the Mill City
area is urged to attend this meeting.
12.50 a Year, ]()ç a Copy
MILL CITY, OREGON, THl RSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1953
Local People Attend
Doctor on Call 24 Hours
A Day at Santiam Hospital
According to reports received here
this week, there is a doctor on call at
Santiam Memorial hospital at Stag
ton, 24 hours a day.
Arrangement has been made be
tween the doctors of the area, so one
of them can be reached at any time
during the night. This doe; not mean
there is a doctor at the hospital 24
hours a day. but that one is on call
and can be secured immediately.
Mrs. Ike Meyers, Mr. and Mrs. H. I.
Plymale, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Shelton,
and Minister and Mrs. H. E. Jull re
presented the Christian church at an
area Convention on Wheels, held at
Scio Tuesday evening of this week.
The convention was directed by a
'earn of workers including Newell
Morgan, director of stewardship tn
the Oregon Missionary convention, Nursing Conference Here
Bonneville Survey Crew
Mrs. Edna Burke, representing the
leaves for Camas Valley Christian Educational program and Tuesday. November 10th
The Bonneville survey crew which Ed. Dewees, Secretary of the Men’s
A nursing conference will be held
has been stationed here for some “99” organization in the state.
at the elementary school in Mill
time, completed work here the fore
City Tuesday, November 10 between
part of the week and moved Tuesday PT A International Dinner
the hours of 10 and 12 a. m.
to Camas Valley, where work is being
Residents of the area are urged to
To Be Held Here Tonight have
done on a like project.
their children taken to their
The crew had been surveying for
Residents of the area art asked not physician or to the nursing confer
the power line from Detroit dam to the to forget the PT A International din ence for immunization. Immunization
substation at Lyons and also the ner which will be held here tonight should be started at about three
Detroit to Chemawa power line.
months of age.
Soup eour«e will be at the Fellow
Those who were stationed here were
Many thousands of babies and young
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson S. Jeffers, Mr. ship hall, salad course at the base children are safe from certain com
and Mrs. Mel McAlister. Mr. and Mrs. ment of the Christian church, the main municable diseases such as diphther
Harl Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E coarse in the recreation room at the ia, whooping cough, tetenus and small
Dotson, Raymond McCaskey, Harold high school and dessert will be at the pox, because parents have had them
elementary school gym.
Wanamaker and Dan Straub.
To Be Held
On U. H. S.
The school boards of Mill City and
Gates have called a joint public meet
ing of all interested citizens of the
two communities to be held Friday
evening, November 20 at 8 p.m. in the
Mill City High School auditorium to
consider unionization of the high
Present at this meeting will be Wil
liam Dolmyer, county superintendent
of Linn county; Mrs. Agnes Booth,
county superintendent of Marion
county; and a representative from the
Oregon Department of Education.
These school officials will be in a
position to answer any questions.that
may be brought up by the public.
Marshall Powell Takes
Possession of Lyons
; F«>od Market This Week
Announcement is made this week
by M. G. Bi assfield that the Lyons
Food Market has changed hands. Mr.
Brassfield sold the business to Mar-
shall Powell and Mr. Powell took ac-
tive management of the firm Monday.
Mr. Brassfield, who has been in
business there for the past 17 years
states than poor health has piompted
hint to retire. The Powells will move
to Lyons from Independence as soon
as suitable housing can be found. He
was manager of Penney’s at Inde
pendence before coming to Lyons.
Industrial Arts Club
Active At Mill City High
Of Polio Need
"Much is left to be done, and more
money is needed for research,” said
Vick Withrow, finance chairman of
the Marion County Foundation for
Infantile Paialysis in his talk to Lion
members and their guests Monday
He stated the canyon aid a splendid
job in producing funds for polio last
year, and that the Lions Club did a
hangup job in the campaign, but more
and more funds will be needed if
polio is to be stamped out. He stated
that |20,000 had been raised last
year, and that at least three times
as much should be collected this
Withrow also stated that gamma
globulin shots will immunize those
who come in direct contact with polio,
but immunization lasts only five or
six weeks. What the Foundation is
working on is a serum that can stop
the disease in its tracks. The Lions
club was asked to sponsor the March
of Dimes again this year.
Mr. Withrow also said: “All the
money raised in Marion county was
spent by the first of June and that
the National Foundation has been
sending money back to help carry on
polio work here. One check was for
Mr. Withrow introduced his son, Al,
Withrow, who has been in the Air
Force for the past five years. He was
in the medical branch.
This was regular family night at
Lions, and a large number of members
and their families were present to en
joy the ham dinner.
A progressive auction was held to
raise funds for the annual convention.
Brian Moffatt was the lucky bidder.
Jay Mason, a new member received
his certificate and pin in due cere
mony, and again he was the lucky
winner of the Lions jackpot, which he
turned over to the polio fund.
Shields Remine, in charge of the
progrmn, showed colored pictures of
one of the meetings held last year, and
also a film of the state softball
tournament played here and at Bend.
By Marion Todd
Each Wednesday evening there
meets at the high school a small
group of students, the Industrial
Arts club, under the direction of W.
D. Hoeye, industrial arts instructor
of the high school, who are carrying
on a program new to the local school
system this year.
The purpose of the club is mass
production of selected items for sale
in order to give the students exper
ience in business and industry. They
receive work experience in book
keeping, management, corporate fin
ancing and sales as well as many
Many local Masons, 20 from Prine phases of production.
At the first meeting the following
ville and several from Stayton and
Salem attended the annual buck din officers
ner put on by the Masonic lodge here manager, Richard Verbeck; produc
tion foreman, Ralph Jull; sales man-
Prineville lodge conferred the third ager, Donald Nesbitt; office man-
degree on Walter Brisbin of Gates. ager, Karen Andreassen.
The club has been working on a
The degree was put on in letter per
fect form, which shows that the men wrought-iron book rack and
from Piineville really put in some has the “bugs” workeu out of its
manufacture and are ready to go
time on their work.
Floyd Völkel, also of Gates, took into production for general sales.
his proficiency test, and passed with Sales samples have been made and
flying colors. This is exceptional as Don Nesbitt has been taking orders.
he took his third degree work the The book rack will hold up to a dozen
books and is a unique and worthwhile
About 70 were present to enjoy the item, well made and attractive.
One half of the profits from the
buck steaks. On the committee pre
paring the dinner were George Huff sales of items made by the club re
man, Walter Kay, Floyd Johnson, Mr. mains with the club to buy special
and Mrs. O. K. Hirte, Mr. and Mrs. equiment and the other half is ap-
Stanley Chance and Mrs. Russ Stanton portioned to the class treasuries.
Each member keeps a time card, and
Rainbow Girls who helped serve the "office manager” computes the
were: Margaret Palmer, Anna Marie hours worked by each “employee”
and the total of each class. From
Hirte, Carol and Karen Andreassen.
these figures the apportionment to
each class is made.
According to W. D. Hoeye, “The
club has other items in mind for
production for the Christmas trade.
Items made of wood and sheet metal,
as well as wrought iron. Watch
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hathaway who for them and buy, confident that you
are confined in the St. Charles Mem are getting your money’s worth both
orial Hospital in Bend as a result of in product and America’s
an automobile accident which occur- through youngsters familiar with the
While returning from a hunting trip
ed Sunday, October 25, are to be re workings of business as carried on
to eastern Oregon Monday
leased from the hospital this week-end the democratic way.”
George Thomas was lucky in getting a
and will be returning home.
huge lynx cat on the highway between
Mr. Hathaway is wearing a heavy Three Days Vacation First
John Day and Mt. Vernon.
back brace but has been able to walk
Mr. Thomas and Al Riddle, Gates,
since last Sunday. Mrs. Hathaway Of Week for M. C. Schools
has been in the hospital since last
Students in Mill City schools will who had accompanied him on the trip
Friday for observation, since there receive a three day vacation the first were driving along the highway when
was danger that her head injury was of next week, according to Vernon the cat jumped into the middle of the
road. “One more jump and it was
more serious than first appeared. S. Todd, superintendent of schools.
However, X-rays showed that she has
Monday and Tuesday, November clear up on the bank,” said Mr. Thom
recovered from any effect of the ac 9 and 10, a workshop is to be held in as. He had to get into his shell box
cident, but she is still in need of rest. Albany for all teachers of Linn Coun to get a shell, but evidently the lynx
This is a continuation of the was confused by the lights of the car
workshop held the first
week of and “stayed put” until Thomas got
Chimney Fire at Davis
The cat measured 48 inches from tip
November 11, Armistice Day, is a
Home Brings Out Firemen legal
holiday and therefore a school to tip and weighed 78 pounds.
A chimney fire Tuesday afternoon holiday.
Ranchers of the area were pleased
at the Ed Davis home brought out
with the kill, as they say, "These fe
the Mill City fire department.
male cats kill between 21 or 22 sheep
damage was done, and the firemen Lyons Plumbing Asks for
each year. They also kill about that
stood by until the blaze burned itself Toys on Appliance Tradein many deer.”
Peter W. Rodich, owner of Lyons
Mr. Thomas will get a 147 bounty
Plumbing of that town is offering an for killing the lynx.
opportunity for the residents of the
North Santiam Sportsmen area to trade in toys on appliances.
Mr. Rodich stated last week that County Field Men Named
Club To Meet Nov. 9th
Monday, November 9th the North many children in this area could use
Santiam Sportsmens club will meet toys this Christmas season, and he is For Multiple Crop Insurance
at their club house, formerly the willing to trade in toys instead of ap I The names of Multiple Crop Insur
Howell school halfway between Me pliances on the purchases at his place ance field representatives for Polk,
of business. The toys will be repaired Marion and Linn counties have been
hama and Stayton.
announced by Earl Johnson, sales man-
The program for the evening will and repainted by Mr. Rodich.
| ager of the above mentioned counties.
be a pot luek suppper at 7:30 followed
The following persons will contact
by the awarding of the buck derby High School To Hold
interested farmers in the field before
prizes and a 25 minute movie "mak
Open House Friday Night November 15: Marion County—James
ing of a shooter.”
Vet non James ha.« been busy this
Parents of high school students and Bonner and Carl Booth; Linn County
week painting the inside of the build all other interested persons are in —Virgil Rogers. These persons will
ing and work is progressing on the vited to attend the "open-house” to visit farmers and accept applications
be held at Mill City High School, for 1954 crop coverage under the
Friday evening, November 6. A short program. To date, Mr. Rogers has
assembly will be held at 8 p. m. in already made a number of contacts
Bids Asked for Drainage
the auditorium and then the parents and has accepted 40 new applications.
will attend the classes attended by Signups are also being accepted in
In C. B. I. District Here
their children, which will be held for the County PMA offices.
Bids have been invited by the Port 10 minute sessions.
Multiple Crop Insurance is a new
land district. Corps of Engineers at
j Federal farm program that protects
the Pittock Block in Portland, for
! farmer’s investments in the basic
drainage facilities in the C.B.I. hous Lyons Boy Is Stationed
crops grown tn the three counties,
ing development in Mill City. The
Johnson said. It provides a low-cost
work will consist of improving exist
protection against virtually any kind
of damage that mav occur from time
ing sanitary facilities in the area.
Bids will be opened at 2 p.m. No Army Pfc Billy J. Kmzer, son of Mr. of planting through harvest.
vember 16, and work must be com and Mrs. Lyle C. Kinser Sr., of
Lyons, recently was assigned to the
pleted in 40 calendar days.
6012th Area Service unit at Camp Lions Club Auxiliarv To
Located only 40 miles from San Have Special Meet Tuesday
District Round Table
Francisco, the camp is one of the
According to Mrs. Roger Nelson,
Scout Meet at l^ebanon
largest processing centers on the president of the Lions Auxiliary, a
There will be a meeting of the dis west coast for soldiers going to and special meeting of that group will
trict Round Table. Thursday evening, returning from the Far Ea it Com- be held November 10th at 2:30 in
the afternoon at her home on N E.
November 12th at 7:34) p. m. at the mand.
Kinxer entered the army last Feb- Alder and 3rd streets.
Green Acres school at I-ebanon.
This is an important meeting and
All people connected with scouting [ r uary and completed basic training
1 at Camp Roberts, Calif.
' she urges all to attend.
are urged to attend.
Many Out for
Hathaways Still in
Hospital at Bend
George Thomas Kills
Big Lynx Monday