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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 7, 1954)
THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
ox THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATURES EMPIRE
NI MBER I
THURSDAY, JANUARY 7. 1951 MILL CITY. OREGON.
Lions Club to Handle
March of Dimes Drive
Engagement Is Announced
$2.50 a Year. |()c a ( opjf
Work On Gymnasium
To Begin In About 10 Days
The annual “March of Dimes" for
At a meeting of the Mill City achoof
the benefit of the National Infantile Fire Department ( ailed
board held Tuesday noon, Wall, Bart»
Paralysis fund will be sponsored by
tarn A Sanford, contractors of June»
To Earl Bassett Home
Asks Bids for Work
tion City and low bidders, were award
the Mill City Lyons club, according
ed the contract for constructing th®
At Lyons Substation
to Charles Kelly, president. The cam Twice for Chimney Fire
paign for 1954 will run through the
According to the board it is believetf
the Earl Bassett home twice on Sun
month of January.
day to put out a chimney fire. The
control house and oil storage house that work on the gymnasium will b®
Opening feature of the campaign first call about 5:30 in the afternoon
at the Santiam substation. The site started within 10 days. Local labor
was held Wednesday night when the was answered by the department and
of this substation is located 3 miles will be used where possible.
annual "double-header” of basketball when they left all seemed under con
The list of contractors and their
west of Lyons in Linn county. Bids
and volleyball took place. The high trol.
will be opened in Portland January 15, part of the building program is given
school varsity drew the faculty men
1954. The successful contractor will below:
About 10 o’clock in the evening the
for basketball, while the high school
Wall, Bartram At Sandford, Exca
i be given 200 days in which to
girls had the faculty women as oppon
complete the work outlined under this vating, backfilling, grading; concrete
ents. Unappropriate costumes were
and cement work; glass block; caulk
damage was don# by smoke and water
worn at this annual fray.
ing; masonry and incinerator.
Millwork, J. O. Olsen, Eugene.
It was announced by Mrs. John
switchyard and the spur track was
Miscellaneous Iron & Steel, Colum«-
Muir, president of the Woman’s club
recently completed by the Frank
at their meeting Tuesday night, that
Lyons Company of Portland. Oregon, bia Wire & Iron, Portland.
Steel Sash, Mercer Steel Co., Port
the annual “Mothers’ March on Polio,”
which has been working since last
sometimes called the Porchlight Par-1
I^ater in the year the land.
Asphalt Tile floors and counter
Administration expects to call for
ade, will be held this year, the date
to be announced later. The Campfire
bids for the installation of the sub tops, and wood finish floors, Union
station facilities that will be required Floor company, Portland.
girls usually do the actual soliciting,
Roofing and Sheet Metal,, R. I.. Elf-
for service to the Benton-Lincoln
assisted by the mothers who drive
Electric Cooperative and the Mountain strom, Salem.
Glass and Glazing, Capitol City
States Power Company.
The Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Lions
club already raised a total of about
Lath, plaster and stucco, F. R,
$140, under the leadership of Mrs.
The Cascade district Sunday School
Roger Nelson, at their series of “cof convention will be held Sunday after
Tackboard, Northern School Sup
fees" held in their Homes late in the noon, following a basket dinner, at the
Mill City Chiistian church.
Metal tolet partitions, Weisteel
A ‘March of Dimes dance probably
A new type of program has been
will be held on former President planned, which will include devotions,
Insulation and accoustical tile ceil
Roosevelt’s birthday, the place to be special music, presentation of the
ings, Stewart-Griffith, Portland.
About 50 Lions club members from
theme, "The Means to Reaching and
Metal doors, Grand Metal Products,
various towns in the district gathered Portland.
The usual collections will be made Teaching for Christ,” discussion of
at the Mill City Theatre during the thtwtheme in separate age groups, roll J
Ceramic tile wotk, Multnomah Tile,
sone meeting, with Wally Carlson, Portland.
last week of January. A “trailer” film call, reports and awards for memory I
zone chairman in charge.
verses and for attendance at the con-1
on the subject will also be shown.
Plumbing and heating. Forsyth
At a holiday dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Gibson in Mill
Among the distinguished guests pre Plumbing 4 Heating, Corvallis.
Miniature ‘test tubes’ will be placed vention.
sent were Jim Tindall, district gov
in all the business houses of the com
The Cascade district includes Me- I City they announced the engagement of their daughter. Miss Phyllis
Electrical, Marion Electric, Salem.
ernor of Salem and Ken Williams,
munity in the near future to receive hama, Lyons, Mill City, Gates, De Gibson to George Williams Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George W illiams, of
Painting, Ludlow & Wixon, Al*
deputy district governor from Stay bftny.
troit and Idanha.
Many more dimes and dollars are
All Sunday School superintendents, |
During the meeting members of thé
needed this year than ever before, due teachers and workers are urged to at Misa Gibson is employed at Mom and Pops Cafe. No date has been set
for the wedding.
clubs gave their views on Lionism,
to the scheduled use of the new polio tend this important meeting.
and gave hints on various phases of
serum which will be administered to
work being done by their clubs.
thousands of school children at the
The next zone meeting will be held
second grade level in chosen counties
in Silverton sometime in March.
all over the country, according to the
At this meeting Charles Kelly, pres
peicentage of cases in each county.
At the December meeting of the
ident of the local club stated that
More publicity on that score Yyill he
boafd of 'Urey'nrs of the Mill City
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cooke and daugh task of the March of Dimes drive. Stare bunk a stock dividend of
Merging of the physical plants of
ters, Donna and Carol, who spent the About $5 was collected for the fund $25,000 was declared.
This laised the capital stock front
the Capital Journal and the Oiegon
Christmas holiday with their brother at the Monday night meeting.
$25,000 to $50,000. There is a sur
Statesman, in the Statesman-Capital
and,son, James, who is stationed with
plus of $55,000 and undivided profits
Journal building, formerly- the States
and reserves of $4,900.14 making a
man building at Chemeketa and Church
the U. S. Navy in Pensacola, Florida,
total capital account of $109,900.14,
streets, was completed Saturday.
met with a serious automobile acci
according to the statement being pub»
dent shortly after starting out on their
Both the Oregon Statesman, morn
j lished elsewhere in this issue.
ing newspaper, and the Capital Jour
return trip home. According to a let
nal, afteinoon newspaper, will be
ter received here by Mrs. Bert Morris
of printed in the merged plant Monday.
The Mill City Woman’s Club held an
from James Cooke, an oiler ran a stop
unusually interesting meeting in the
’■-weat, blood and tears," the com
Charles A. Sprague will continue aS
sign smashing into the Cooke car. recreation room Tuesday evening, the
munity house under construction by publisher and editor of the Oregon
Mrs. Cooke received a fractured wrist affair depicting a party of the "Gay
members of the Gates Woman- Club Statesman, .while Bernard Mainwar-
will soon reach the stage wheie the ing will continue as publisher and ed
and ankl<; Donna, fractured hip and Nineties,” with many in costumes of
building can be used for meeting of itor of the Capital Journal.
thigh, plus facial lacerations; and that period, and a display of antiques
evidence. Upon entering, each
the club and small socal affairs. Much
The incorporation articles name j
Carol has a fractured jaw and thigh. tn
M & M Wood Working Company
member registered under an “assum-
yet remains to be done before it is Sprague as president of the States
1 Mr. Cooke received no broken bones, ' ed” name which was popular in that reported Wednesday incieased net
completed, but due to the progress man-Capital Journal company and I
| but was severely bruised.
era. The registration “fee” was set sales and net earnings for the first
made in the past few days by donated Mainwaring vice president and treas- |
labcr, the members of the dun will urer. All of the stock in the com
Donna Cooke had intended enrolling , aside as a donation to the scholarship nine months of its current fiscal year.
Net sales amounted to $20,Ml5,527
Governor Paul L. Patterson Satur at the Oregon College of Education in i loan fund.
undeitake the task with renewed en pany is owned by the Sprague and
day announced he will be a candidate Monmouth for the coming term. She The entertainment under the di and net earnings $1,209,397 for the
for the Republican nomination to suc attended the University of Oregon for rection of Mrs. Harry Mason, started nine months compaied with net sales
During the holidays a crew of local i
himself in the primary election i two terms during the last year. Carol off with a clever “bingo” game, using of $25,251,073 and net earnings $924,-
men have donated their labor to finish
I is a member of the eighth grade in the adopted names of the members, 585 in the same period of the previous
the ceilng of the large recreation room |
with prizes beinj
ng awarded. As each fiscal year.
| the giade school here.
and to lay the floor. Windows and :
si, the owner stood up
owner and radio and television ex
doors were also cased. The fireplace I
Mrs. Cooke, who is employed in the
ecutive, will head the Patterson cam- i cafeteria at the grade school, is to be told about the antiques she had iod amounted to 84 cent’ compared
was completed less than a year ago. (
with 64 cents in 1952.
The smaller club room has been fin
paign, the governor said.
temporarily replaced by Mrs. Opal brought, also explaining the chosen
For the third quarter net sales were
ished and has been in use as the city Robert Draper and his newly elect
The governor’s long-expected an McRobert. Word of the accident was
$8.270.646 and net earnings $335,20»»
hall for the past two years.
ed and appointed officers of Mill City nouncement of his candidacy virtual
as against net sales of $8, 396,371 and
The kitchen, rest rooms and outside Lodge. AF4AM, held their first meet ly assured a hard-fought contest for son, Donna's fiance, who is in the act out a “forfeit."
net earnings of $238,073 in the third
finish are yet to be completed.
ing of the year at the Masonic tem the nomination, because Secretary of Navy at San Diego, Cal., and had ex consisting of Rosamond ReMine, Doris quarter of the preceding year. Earn
The efforts of Mrs. W. R. Hutche i ple Monday evening with a large at State Earl T. Newbry announced pected the Cooke's to stop there on Sheythe, Edna Ross, and Dorothy ings were equivalent to 23 cents a
son, chairman of the building com tendance of members and visitors months ago and has already begun the return trip until reeciving the mes Dyhrman, sang two appropriate se share in the 1953 quarter as against
sage from Mr. Cooke.
setting (ip his organization.
mittee. were directed to securing vol present.
lections, "After the Ball," and "Ta-ra- 17 cents in the 1952 one.
The gains made in the face of the
Gamble is president of the Mt. Hood
unteers for labor and serving food to
A large delegation of Masons from
ra-boom-de-ay.” They were acconi-
Santiam Lodge of Stayton were pres Broadcasting company, which oper Post Nuptial Shower Held
panid at the piano by Virginia Hoeye. sharp reduction in plywood and door
Among those donating their time ent and exemplified the Master degree ates KOIN-TV, in addition to his other
A high spot of the evening was the [ prices were due largely to the big ply
interests and activities. He was treas For Mrs. Don Engdahl
the pa’t week are: Dick Parker and for a candidate from Gates.
reading of “Casey at the Bat, by Mrs. wood and door concern's policy of
Ray Lord, who directed the work,
W. Allen, whose pointed-toed shoes keeping products diversified, it was
After the business and degree work urer of the 1952 campaign of State
MEHAMA Mrs. Don Engdahl
Philip Hess, Pat Adams. Glenn Gord was completed the men gatherrt in Tieasurer Sig Unander.
much comment, She explained declared. The thiid quarter increases
see Teeters) was guest of honor at a
in earnings was attributed to profi
on, Burrell Cole, Phillip Cann, Don ¡the dining room where an hour or so
post nuptial brides’ shower at the that they were her "going-away” table operation of M At M’s subsidiary
Miley. W. S. Hudson, Phillip Stevens, [ of fellowship was enjoyed around the
Women’s club house Wednesday even- I
Walter Brisbin, Bud Struckmeier. and coffee cup.
The entertainment closed with a Eureka Redwood Lumber company at
ing, December 30.
W. R. Hutcheson.
singing many old-time songs, Eureka, California.
This coming Monday evening a
After a short time spent visiting. I
Members of the Gates Woman’s
the gifts were opened by the honor led by Edith Mason, with Virginia '
club wish to take this means to ex group of Masons from Mill City Lodge
guest assisted by Mrs. John Mack Hoeye at the piano. A number of ( Local Soldier Enjoys
press their thanks to those who 80
and Miss Betty Ware. The hostes very old pictures hung about the 1 Rest in Kokura, Japan
generaualy donated their services.
Bill Bryant completed a deal the ses Mrs. Keith Phillips and Mrs. Till room added atmosphere, the largest
Army PFC Richard A. Hunt, son
be conferred. The Master of Santiam
Lodge urges ail Masons of the area first of January whereby he ha* man Rains served refreshments to being the first schoolhouse in Mill of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hunt, Milt
leased the service station from L. G. Mmes. Horace McCarley, Mabel Pat City, located on the Marion county City, recently spent a seven day rest
to participate in this meeting.
Merrills and Kubins
and recuperation leave in Kokura,
ton, Esther Ohms, Orvall Bilyeu, Ed side of the river.
Attend Funerals for
Refreshments were served at a Japan.
Mr. Bryant has been working at the Castle, Larry Kimsey, John Mack Jr.,
Relatives During Holidays New Supreme Court Clerk station since the time Mr. and Mrs. Peter Hughes, E. J. Hughes, G. V. beautifully-appointed table, with gor Normally stationed in Korea with
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Merrill and Mr. Assumed Duty January 1st I Hathaway were injured in an auto Christensen, Gayle Brown, Ken Gol- geous silver tea and coffee service Company L of the 2nd Infantry Div
liet, Lilly Wolfkiel, Giles Wagner, used for poring. Hostesses for the ision's 9th Regiment, Hunt stayed at
and Mr». Ed Kubin of Mehama mo
SALEM—Frederick M. Sercombe,
tored to Lakeport, California recently
Klovdahl, I delightful affair were Mrs. Melbourne one of Japan’s best resort hotels and
Mr. Hathaway stated Tuesday: Walter Johnson, Julia
where they attended the funeral Portland attorney, arrived in Salem "Any courtesy you show Mr. Bryant I Grant Smith, Ray Roberts, Jennette | Rambo, Mrs. Martin Hansen, and Mrs. enjoyed many luxuries unobtainable
Mrs. Ida B. Geddes, on the war-tom peninsula.
Behrens, 'Harold Wodtly, G. J. Blum. | O K. DeWitt.
-ervices for Chester Merrill, grand Saturday to succeed Arthur S. Benson, I will be appreciated by me."
Art Anderson, J. M. Teeters and Mis- | who will be ninety-nine years old on
father of Mr. Merrill and Mrs. Kubin. for 52 years chief clerk and assistant I
The deceased at one time operated the chief clerk of the state supreme court.
i *es Carol Sletto, Lois Blum, Shirley February 9, added much to the oc LYONS TO FORM Rl RAL
Benson retired from the office of I Nursing Conference To
ferry across the river between Lyons
Wodtly, Nancy Wodtly, Betty Ware | casion with her display of “tin-types.” FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
According to a legal notice being
and Mehama, and was a millright here chief clerk Thursday night under the | Be Held Here January 12
i and Roxie McCarley.
state retirement act.
Sending gifts were: Mmes. B. L. | Mill Citj Without
published in thia issue of The Enter*
in Mill City in the early days.
A nursing conference, offering im Kirsch, Kenneth Weldon.
Elwin 1 Lights Sunday Afternoon
Sercombe served as secretary of
prise on page 7, a hearing will be
The Merrils and Kuhins and Mrs.
Cliff Bradfield motored to Portland the Oregon State Bar from 1935 to munization to preschool children and Erickson, Elmer Taylor, Gene Cole».
Mill City was left “in the dark” and held in the court rooms at the court
where they attended the funeral ser 1949 and has since practiced law in infants will be held January 12 from Ira Kirsch. Harold Longfellow, pearl hungry in some instances Sunday af house in Albany at 10 o'clock in the
vices, December 23 for Mack Beck, an Portland. He is a member of the law 10 to 12 at the Mill City elementary Allaway, R. E. Shields. Raymond ternoon when a tree fell across the forenoon January 28 to discuss the
uncle of the Merrills and Kubins, who firm of Gilley 4 .Sercombe. Benson school.
Branch, Hubert Wagner, Jack Ling- power line out by King's cafe on the boundaries of a proposed fire district.
passed away at the Veterans hospital said he had no immediate plans for
The district when formed will be
The Marion County Health Depart aas, Charles Crook, Frank White, Lou old highway just west of Mill City.
Many dinners were in the oven known as the Lyons Fire Protection
in Portland. Mr. Beck's home was at the future, but expects to enjoy a ment will be assisted by Mrs. William Pooler. Chris McDonald, Karl Win-
about that time.
Pennick of Gates.
zer and Robert Draper..
Be Held Here
Zone Meet of
Lions Club Here
Declared by Bank
Ed Cooke Family
Injured in Car Wreck
Merge Printing Plants
Ready for Use
Gay Nineties’ Party
Held Tuesday Night
Patterson To Seek
Stayton Degree Team
Here for Meeting
Wm. Bryant Leases
M & M Report