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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 28, 1954)
THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
OX THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HU.HW \5 — GATE* n TO THE HECHT OR N ITI RE’S EMPIRI
NI MBER í
MILL CITA OREGON,
Honor Roll for .Mill City
High School Is Released
Gates to Host
$2.50 a Year, |()t> a Copy
THIRSÜAY, JANI VRV 28, 19>l
Dimes Buy the Breath o/ Life
Lite & Phone
The following students of Mill City
high schoool have had their names
placed on the honor roll for the third
six weeks period;
Business men of Gates volunteered
I to act as hosts to the next meeting of
I the North Santiam Chamber of Com
merce which will be held February
17. The meeting will be held at the ]
Heavy snowfall Monday afternoon
More votes were cast this year
At the last meeting of the Chambei
and evening nut the “bite” on power
for directors of the North Santiam
held at the Woman’s club hall in Ma-1
. and telephone lines all over this area.
hospital than in '53 according to word
hama, several changes in the bylaws
Must of the outages in the Mountain
from those on the canvasing board
were made. The committee was head
i States Power lilies were between 8:00
which met at Stayton last Wednesday
ed by Floyd Völkel of Gates.
o’clock and midnight, however service
night. A total of 805 ballots were cast
Semester Honor Roll
One of the changes was to change
was not restored on some lines until
this year against about 600 in 1953.
the election from March to November,
J. C. Kimmel and Albert Toman of
in order to have officers voted in to
time of going to press Wed
Mill City were among the group at
take over on January 1st of each year.
nesday afternoon, all lines were again
tending the meeting Wednesday. The
Another change was to have the
in operation, and things were back to
result of the balloting follows:
president, vice president and secre
normal. The power company person
Gates, Mill City area—Floyd Völkel
tary-treasurer elected by popular
nel did a good job of getting thing*
187, Bob Hill, 470; J. C. Kimmel 627
vote at the December meeting each
back in operation, as the heavy snow
and Harold Kliewer 176.
year. Now these officers are elected
had broken down many of the lines.
Mehama, Lyons and Elkhorn dis
from the board of directors.
This area, however, was not a*
trict—A. J. Frank 529; Ken Golliet
It was also voted to have meetings
hard hit as some, and farther down in
355; W. R. Stevens 174 and Russel
I each month during the year except
the valley a high wind accompanied
The constitution ■
I July and August,
the heavy snowfall, causing many
Stayton—-Robert Stewart 440, Karl
tray also be changed at any regular
poles to be broken.
meeting instead of at the semi-annual
Sublimity—Al Hasler 424; Mr.
Telephone Lines Hard Hit
I meeting. Directors shall be elected
About four-fifths of the telephon®
for a teim of three years and nine I
Member at Ijrrge—L. E. Spraker
lines were down in Mill City. Tuesday
' shall be elected to the 27-man board
263 and John Etzel 494.
morning the telephone lines wer ■
From the results of this election the
hanging from the poles like spaghetti.
two high elected from the Mill City-
Linemen have been working as fa3t
on federal aid for housing in the rural
Gates area were J. C. Kimmel and
I as possible to put the phones back
area. He said in part: “After read
Bob Hill; two from Mehama Lyons,
| into service. At the time of going
The Father-Daughter banquet given ing the report -ent out by the govern
and Elkhorn, A. J. Frank and Russel
to press, all long distance lines wer ■
Wilson; one from Stayton, Robert by the local Bluebirds and Campfire ment. which was the usual lengthy
Stewart; one from Sublimity, Al Hass Girls in the Presbyterian church one, all that I could find out is that I
More Snow at Detroit
ler and John Etzel as member at large. recieation room Saturday evening was they say no." He said that there1
The following report comes from
Not many were present for the
Mrs. Harold Champion, correspondent
general membership meeting which ers, girls, leader-, and guests attend that would change this.
was held on Thursday evening. At the
Old man winter really meant busi
Polio put Helmar Torppa Jr., 12, of Amity, in an iron lung but the
forest situation, stating that another
board meeting that followed the of as master of ceremonies.
persevering boy, with the financial help of the March of Dimes, *s
ness when he dumped 12'z inches of
Special guests, who were introduced survey should be made. He contends
ficers now in office were re-elected.
fighting his way out. Now Helmar is able to be out of the respirator
new snow on us Monday afternoon
They are J. C. Kimmel, president; at the dinner, included Mr. and Mrs. more timber could be cut each year.
all day and he hopes some day to be sleeping in a real bed instead
and evening. (Reading taken at 3
Lindsey Wright, vice president and
of an iron lung. You can help Helmar and thousands of other polio
p.m. and recorded Tuesday morning.).
patients by your support of the 1954 March of Dimes, January 2-31.
Gil Schachtsick, secretary-treasurer. Todd, Rev. and Mrs. Noble Steeter should be spent in this
Telephone lines and power lines
On the executive committee are Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Nesbitt, Mr. and on forest camps, and that Walter Nor-1
were knocked out. Travel was hazard-
Ted Farris and Walt Miller of Stay
I ous and many were stalled in the
ton and John Silbei nagle of Scio.
i snow, also in the ditch. School wm
The nominating committee will pre
ganizing the present group, and Mrs.
closed Tuesday because of power
Leonard Herman, present chairman sent names for nomination at the next |
for Campfire activities in this com meeting.
Here is Detroit's record of snow for
Gene Coles presented two petitions
the season, as repoi ted by Mrs. Mabel
The evening’s program consisted of for signatures of the group He spoke
Parker, official weather recorder.
a talk, entitled, “Challenges to Fa as president of the North Santiam
• Campfire leaders met for a lunch- Mrs. Gene Englegau, Mrs. Ramsey
For the month of November a
thers,” by Mrs. Fuenning, executive Sportsmens Club.
Following the meeti’ g ihe Mehama eon at Mom and Pop’s cafe Monday Parker, Mrs Frank Jones, Mrs. Arey slight trace; December 4’j inches,
secretary of the Willamette Council;
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cooke and daugh songs and skits by the various groups Woman’s club served coffee andr to discuss the Mother’s March on Podrabsky, Mrs. Shields Remine and January 45 inches. Season’s total snow
ters, Donna and Carol, returned to of Bluebirds and Campfire Girls. 24»s. home made pies.
Polio which will be staged this (Thurs- Mrs. Hurd.
fall 494j inches. lowest tempera
Mill City last weekend, foming by I Arey Podrabsky’s group gave two
also tures (one nigtit) 10 above. At the
day) evening beginning at 6:30. Mrs.] Campfire
plane from Lake Charles, I^iuisiana. dances, the “Hokey-Pokey” and the
John Muir presided at the meeting and help, as will numerous mothers around present Detroit proper has about 27
where Mrs. Cooke and the girls had "Bunny-Hop.” A two-scene playlet
helped map out the town for collec- the town. Those wishing to contribute inches of snow on the ground.
been in St. Patrick’s hospital since was put on by Mrs. Leonard Herman’s
are asked to kindly turn on their
an automobile accident December 28. group. All decorations, including
Captain for the drive is Mrs.. porch lights. Business houses w'ill not JOHN ESTEY INJURED IN
They were returning from spend place cards, were made by the girls.
' Leonard Herman. Lieutenants are be contacted on this drive.
ACCIDENT AT DETROIT
ing Christmas with their son and Preceding the banquet, the invocation
Any mother wishing to helo on
John Estey of Detroit received pain
brother, James., in Florida. Miss Don was given by Rev. Streeter.
drive is asked to contact one of
injuries when he slipped and fell
na suffered a broken hip, in which a
above named ladies,
the top of an icy load of logs
Pacific Power and Light Company
pin was placed; to be removed in about
Buy scouts distributed reminders off
announced names of new officials
a year, also severe lacerations of the Farmers Union Meeting
and posters around town last night. Wednesday afternoon of last week.
of the company in connection with the
Johnnie, who is employed at th®
face. Carol had a broken leg and
The March of Dimes dance, which
proposed merger of PP&I. with the
broken jaw, which were very painful. Held at Mehama Friday
is being sponsored by the Lions club Idanha Lumber company was second
MEHAMA—The meeting of the Mountain States Power company.
Mrs. Cooke received both a broken
will be held in the fire hall Saturday loading when the accident occured.
Stockholders will vote on the pro
His injuries consist of a broken and
night. The Lions Auxiliary will have
»inkle and wrist. Mr. Cooke had a Mehama local of the Farmers Union
a sandwich and coffee bar again this cut nose which necessitated eight or
chipped bone in one leg, which was at the Women’s club house Friday posed merger March 12.
Under the merger agreement Z. E.
The Mill City Timberwolves whip year. All proceeds will go to the polio nine stitches to close the wound, a
placed in a cast, but he was able evening was attended by about 18
to walk, the only member of the fam members and several visitors. Vari Merrill, Mountain States board chair ped
_ ---- 69-57 Fri- fund. Tickets have been on sale for broken left elbow, a sprained leg and
ily who could, immediately after the ous committees reported and discus man, would hold the same position day night at Mill City in a Marion R l)Ver a week, with fair results. Music numerous bruises. He is under the
in tbe merged company.
McKee league basketball game. This game for thc ()ance wj|j
furnished by care of a Mill City physician.
sions were held.
marked the end of the first half of. local musicians, who are donating
Jerry Coffman showed an interest would would remain as president.
The girls aie on crutches, but Mrs.
Other officers would include George the league season and the Timber-, their services for this worthy cause.
Cooke has a walking cast, as she ing and instiuctive film on the dairy
GINGERBREAD HOUSE HOLDS
could not use crutches with a broken industry. Announcement was made of T. Bragg, E. Robert de Luccia, John wolves ninth straight league win of
CONTEST FOR STL DENTS
the County Convention to be held at Dierdoff, W. D. Johnston, D. R. Mc the season.
Howard Ross, owner of the Ginger
The Timberwolves were not playing
Stayton grade school February 6. The Clung, Will T. Neill and A. W. Trim
House at Mehama this week
Sublimity and Mehama locals will be
N. Santiam Sportsmen
has taken space on page six of Th®
hosts for this meeting and it is hoped Mackenzie, treasurer; H. W. Milay, game. It seemed as if they just could
Enterprise to announce a contest open
Clean Up (¡rounds Sunday that a good representation from the secretary, and W. L. Fitzpatrick, as not hit. They led 15-9 at the first
to boys and girls of the area..
Sunday the North Santiam Sports Mehama local will be present.
quarter stop and 31-23 at halftime.
Meander Inn is still leading the
Ice cream cones are to be given
men's club made a lot of progress
The new board would be enlarged Chemewa fell farther behind in the
The State convention meeting in
Shuffleboard league but got for prizes in a picture drawing or
cleaning up the grounds. The fact that Salem, February 11 and 12 was dis
third quarter, 50-39.
only 14 showed up didn't hamper the cussed. Over $5 was taken in on a
The board would include Walter S.
The high scorer for the evening a scare this week by Jerry's Tavern, painting contest. For rules of the
operations. Quite a bit of brush was grab bag sale which was held while Babson, Portland; H. R. Baxter, Phil was Mill City forward, Elton Gregory as they nosed out the Reds by only contest, turn to page six of this issue.
The Gingerbread House will re-open
cleared away and burned. Harvey the pot luck refreshments were being adelphia; L. J. Bunting,
Yakima, who dumped in 21 points. Mill City 13 points.
Washington; Harry H. Campbell, Kal forward Al Ward and guard Jack I Bill Graham of Les'« nearly made January 31, according to Mr. Ross.
Moulett was injured slightly by a prepared.
ispell, Montana; John Ferguson, Melting acounted for 18 and 17 re good his threat about dumping the
flying limb and had to leave before
Coos Bay; Arthur L. Fields, Portland; spectively. Chemewa’s highest were Derbys, as it was in the third round
There was lots of good food served Cascade Plywood. Lebanon J. H. Irvine, Lebanon; W. D. John Pat Morin with 14 and Farrell Gal- before the Derbys were able to take
over the lead and finally win by 22
ston, Casper, Wyoming; Ft. Lowden lineau, 13.
after it was too dark to work. Some Defeats Mill City Towners
members enjoyed a little archery
The Cascade Plywood team of
The Lake defeated Spillway for I
practice in the afternoon. In the even Lebanon won a close basketball game Henry G. Lambert, New York City; S. Gregory 21
8 Tellier their third straight loss. The Cedars
ing there were three tables of from the Mill City Town team, 75 to W. Lovell, Astoria; W. M. Marshall,] I Ward 18
5 LaPlant drawing the bye scouted the I-ake,
pinochle. First prize won won by 69, at the high school gym Saturday Spokane; Clarence H. Penland, Pen- i Carey 6
14 Morin their opponent for next week. Les’s
Gordon Kirsch. All attending report a night.
dleton; A. W. Peters, Hood River; J. Melting 17
Minstrel Show to be put on
Switzler goes to Meander and Jerry’s comes by The
Ollie Muise led all scorers with 25
the Lions club will be staged Feb
Mark Hatfield, state representative points.
Portland; David S. Soliday, Philadel
Subs scoring: Mill City: Thomas 2,
ruary 17, at the school auditorium,
the bye this week.
will speak at the next regular meet Mill City 69
75 Lebanon phia, and Trimble McClug, McKee and Chemewa: Blackwater 3, Gallineau
according to plans made at the board
ing, February 8. After the meeting Muise 25
Won Lost meeting of that group Monday night.
Officials: DeLoretto and Zito.
there will be a chili feed. All members Baltimore 10
The program which had been
Gregory High Pointer
are asked to bring their own silver, Brewer 2
4 Campbelle DRIVERS LICENSE EXAMINER
0 planned for, following the dinner, was
' ' Mill City Tavern
especially some they can leave at Downer 8
Dailey TO BE HERE FEBRUARY 4
1 postponed by the snow storm. Bob
farther ahead of Gate’s Herb Romey, Th® Lake
the club house.
1 Veness, however, filled in very ably,
...... —..... 1
A drivers license examiner will be who scored 13 points Friday night. Jerry’s Tavern
Poole. Les 2
2 Olsen on duty in Mill City Thursday, Feb-
1 with a talk on the telephone company
Lyons Working on Plans
Poole, Leo 2
15 Rex , ruary 4, at the fire hall between the I Gregory has 186 to Romey’s 171. Jef Leg's Tavern ................. _... 0
3 here in Mill City.
For Dial Telephone System Poole, Lawrence 13
Mr. Veness stated that in 1940 only
2 Richards I ^ours of 9 and 4, according to an an up fast. Friday night he scored 15 | Spillway
LYONS—The annual meeting of the Mardock
45 phones were on the line, but that
il McDonald , nouncement received from the Seere- points to raise his total to 167.
Referee: Lawrence Kanoff.
Barbara Morris New
now over 400 customers are being
Feoples Co-Operative Telephone Co.
| tarj. of state’s office.
Al Ward remained in fourth with
was held Tuesday evening, January
Persons wishing original licenses 154. Roy McCann, OSD. Sam Smith, President of Firemen’s Aux. served. He answered numerous ques
19 at the Mari-Linn school house. A Stayton Lady Is President
or permits to drive are asked to file St Paul, and Gib Thompson, Gervais
The Mill City Firemen's Auxiliary tions put to him by the members.
fair sized crowd was in attendance.
their regular meeting at the
Of Hospital Auxiliary
all moved into a tie with 133. The
Election of officers was the main
the scheduled closing hour in order I rest of the top 10 after Friday night: firehall Thursday evening. Mary Cougar Hunters Having
At a meeting of the Auxiliary of to assure time for completion of the
business with Russell Wilson re
] Ron Bentz, Sublimity. 127; Jack Rada »nd Barbara Morris were host
elected president and Phil Bell re the Santiam Memorial Hospital asso- | required license tests.
Melting, Mill City 118; George Smith, esses. The meeting was opened by Luck Since Snow Storms
elected secretary. Hugh Johnston and
Local cougar hunters have been
Mrs. John Muir, then the gavel was
Fred Rhowein were elected directors Sylvia Heinrich of Stayton was elect- ]
meeting with lucceaa since the snow
to replace James Lande and George ed president and Mrs. Arlo Tuers of R. M. Construction Co.
started to fly. Everett Limbeck of
In the Marion *B' standings Mill I new president.
Mill City was elected secretary. Mrs. Gets Guard Rail Contract
During the business meeting names Lyons had two hanging up one day.
I City remained in front with nine win.’.
Much discussion was held on the
He had one previously, and I-eland
The R. M. Construction Company of 1 Scio and Gervais still shared second were drawn for secret pals. The group
dial system, which seems to be pro group.
Manning got a large one. Leland
The executive committee is to re-
Following the business meeting reports that it had killed three deer.
fourth with six wins, Jefferson moved
It was voted to assess each telephone vise the bylaws. It was decided to ] bidder for the erection of 8,300 feet 1 into fifth place tie with Gates, with ' cards were played. Prizes were won
member a fee of K to help defray the hold a luncheon at the Women’s club
THE FORGOTTEN COIN
North Santiam five wins and four losses. The last by Maude Flatman and Pat l-emke,
expense of the new telephone building, house in Mehama at 1 o’clock Friday | Detroit section of the
A nickle goes a long way these days
four places remained unchanged: Sub- high. Toots Blazek and Irene Podrab
p was also voted to consolidate the
The bids were let by the State ] limity three wins, six losses; Chem- sky won low Lunch was served at the —you have to go a long ways to find
lines and have them adequately re the Canyon area who are interested Highway department last Friday.
something it will buy.
a»a 2-7; Detroit 1-8, and OSD 0-9. I close of the evening.
in the hospital are invited to attend. ■
Mother’s March on Polio Tonite;
Lions Club Dance Saturday Nite
Cooke’s Return After
Louisiana Car Wreck
Officials Named for
Merged Power Co.
Mill City Has
Meander Inn Leads
Slated Feb. 17