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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 25, 1954)
THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
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Timberwolves are B
League Cage Champions
DETROIT DAM WEATHER
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The Mill City Timberwolves eked
The Mill City Timberwolves, Marion
out a 51-54 Marion "B” league win at B league champs, finished their
Scio last Friday night. The Timber schedule Tuesday night with a 71-59
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wolves were still in a slump which has win over Detroit. Burt Borough’s
I gripped them since their surprise loss Timberwolves boast a 16-win 2-losS
At the Lions club board meeting | Feb. 22
A flue fire last Wednesday night
I to Gervais. This game with Stan record. Their losses were to Gervaia
0.00 1507.41 caused approximately $9,000 damage
held Monday night following the regu- ' Feb. 23
l Whipple s Scio Loggers was nig and and Jefferson, who are currently tied
lar dinner hour Vernon Todd was I
I to the stock in Stewart’s Grocery and
tuck all the way. Mill City’« per for second place spot. All teams in the
appointed to again this year head the
| to the Oddfellow building.
formance on the back board "ss veiy league, except Mill City and Chem*
committee for the annual Lions club
The alarm was turned in about 5:30
l poor as the Loggers glomnied two- awa, have one more game to be played
1 Wednesday morning by Dewey Flat
Fiiday night before the season is
i thirds of the rebounds.
Date set for the performance will be
man, who has an apartment in the
Mill City broke a 5-5 tie to lead 7 over.
Thursday, April 29. It was decided
rear of their cafe in the same building.
to 5 at the »-nd of the first quarter. At
that tickets will be sold for $1 for
The fire had gained considerable I
In Mill City's win over the Detrott
the beginning of the second quarter Cougars, who have won only two
adults and 65c for all students, '
headway but the firemen extinguish-j
Scio went ahead. All through that games, Jack Melting and Elton Greg
grade and high school.
. ed the blaze with a minimum of dam-
Already, officers of the Lions club
quarter Mill City tied Scio, then when ory were the high scorers with 17
l age to the grocery stock.
have been approached by residents
Jack Melling and Al Ward put Mill and 16 points respectively. Gerald
The damage is now being i epaired I
Mrs. Challes Wolverton, who with
of the area, asking when the show
City ahead, each scoring a final goal. Vicekrs topped Detroit with 15.
her husband at one time owned and and workmen this week are going to Easter Seal Committee
would be staged.
The Timberwolves started out with
published The Mill City Enterprise, redecorate the store and the lodge ■ Dr. Morgan S. Odell, president of Mill City went on to lead 14-20 at the
Entertainment after the dinner was and now a social worker in Tacoma, rooms above the store. A new chimney ' L«wis and Clark college, has accepted half time.
beautiful playing but reverted to their
furnished by Jim Iholtz, piano; Jack Washington, last week put in her is being constructed outside the build- ' appointment as chairman of the 1954
But one minute into the next round sloppy style which has indicated thaC
Lake, drums and Don Moffatt banjo. bid for a place on the board of edu ' ing at the present time.
Scio tied the score 25 all. In they have been in a slump since thetr
Easter Seal Sales for the
Monday night will be the regular cation in that city.
| The store is open for business as society for Ciippled Children and last minutes of that quarter field game with Gervais three weeks ago.
pot luck dinner for the club members
Friends in Mill City wish her luck. | usual, and this week Dub and Charlie Adults, T. Lawson McCall, society goals by Al Ward and Eddie Gregory Previously in the season the Timber
and their families.
gave Mill City a 3 point lead. Bob wolves went up to Detroit and pulver
In listing her qualifications for the ai e advertising some remarkable president, announced.
position, Mrs. Wolverton stated:
The Easter Seal sale will open Slover intercepted the throw-in after ized those Cougars, 98-155. In Tues
“I am a graduate of Northwestern
March 18 and continue through a Scio basket and put Scio ahead 37 day night's game. Mill City led almost
all the way.
University. I was a postgraduate stu
April 18, Easter Sunday.
Then with a minute to go in the
Juniors Win Too
dent in Chicago University in soci
I)r. Odell has been closely identi
In the junior varsity plemilinary
ology, a social worker of 10 years’
fied with the work of the Easter Seal game the Timberwolves began to show
expei ience, a former weekly paper
Society for several years, and has par a tiny spark of their early season Mill City won 67 to 40. Don Lemke
business manager and the mother of
ticipated in many community and form. Eldon Gregory sunk a free- was a scoring standout with 34 points
five. I am presently editor of the
state wide projects since moving to throw and Phil Carey copped two to for the winning JV squad. Don Wat-
DETROIT—Ray May, had a rather Portland as the first president of give Mill City a 46-64 lead which was kin’s 14 wa ■ Detroit's highest effort.
The minstrel show put on by the YWCA Newsletter and project chan-
Individual Scoring Scene
Mill City Lions Club in the grade man of a mental health survey foi unpleasant experience with a couple Lewis and Clark college several years nai rowed quickly by a field goal by
Tom Stewart. Next Dick Cook scor
Herb Romey’s gigantic scoring of
school gymnasium Wednesday night the American Association of Uni- of young girl hitchhikers he picked up ago.
I at Woodbum, when returning to De-
was a ‘howling’ sucecess, with a large versity Women.'’
“The Socitey is most fortunate in ed and Al Ward scored after intercep Tuesday night blasted him out of
| troit Fiiday afternoon from Portland. having such an outstanding man as ting a Scio pass, Then Jack Melt- third place to first with 322 points,
crowd turning out for the affair. The
I On arriving at Detroit he informed Dr. Odell”, McCall stated in announc ing s free throw provided the final 18.9 points per game. Elton Gregory
flashy costumes, the well presented Real Estate Starts to
I has more points than Romey 335,
i the girls that it was as far as he ing the appointment. “He is a great score 51-45.
solos and quartet numbers, and com
Al Ward took high point honors but has an average of 18.6, since
was going. The girl next to him shoved humanitarian and has always dem-
ical dance routines added immeas
During the past several weeks, real , a .32 automatic in his face and toid onstiated keen interest in the wellfare for the game with 16 points. Scio’s ,i Mill City played one more game than
urably to the successful completion of
highest was Gordy O’Reilly's 15.
estate in Mill City has been changing j him to keep driving,
th* rest of the league. If Romey score«
weeks of hard work.
of the physically handicapped.’’
Scio—45 I 14 points Friday as Gates hosts St.
The sale of Easter Seals finances
The beautiful back-drop completely
Gregory (10) F
'^Reilly \ Pau), he will be the league individual
covering the back stage, was painted that this area is beginning to grow.1 get back on the highway the gun was the bulk of the society’s projects for Ward (16)
(5) Badger1 scoring king for two years in a row.
by Faustina Nesbitt. It depicted a
(0) Janis. That would make it three years in a
typical Southern scene, including a time is due to the opening in the near to Idanha Mr. May did a lot of fast len and adults, which includes Child Melting (11)
(6) Slover row that Gates had that distinction,
ren’s Hospital School at Eugene, the
(11) Stewart a* fabulous Marlin Cole broke all
between here and Lyons.
the way. He pulled up in front of Craft Shop of the handicapped in Crook (2)
Surprise specialty acts “popping”
Subs scoring, Scio: Jacobsen 4; league «coring records three years
Deals completed recently are as the Spillway and the girl droppea Portland, the summer camp for crip
in and out of the auditorium all eve follows:
j the gun to her side. She asked him to pled children near Reedsport, the Dain 2, Gibson 2. Mill City: Ed Greg- • go. The only other player who could
ning kept the crowd in an uproar.
top Giegory’s 335 is Jefferson’s John
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ellingston drive them to the edge of Idanha, and 1 Speech Center in Portland and many ory 4, Thomas 3.
These were enacted by Howard have purchased the Delbert Waite
Officials: Scio and Richardson
Wright, who now occupies third with
Means and Robert Thorpe, the latter place on S. E. Fourth; Mr, and Mrs.
gun. She agreed and dropper! th» | . McCall emphasized that the society Quarter scores: MC 7 24 3« SI 311, 18.3 per game. Wright would
being in charge of all the costuming.
have to score 25 points to do it, but
Longview,, bullets in her pocket. He drove them I provides assistance for those physi-
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Assisting in makeup were .Arthur Le- Althol Underwood of
even then he would have to outscore
Washington, have purchased the Don1 to the edge of Idanha where they cally handicapped children and adults
Cours for the men, and Mrs. Jack
Marion “B’’ league Friday night: Romey by 12 points.
residence on N. W. River left the car without a word.
who cannot qualify for aid from any
Lake for the women. Ushers, in Moffatt
Road, and Mr. and Mrs. McMahon, | On their trip up the Canyon, they ' other agency, either public or private. Coach Burt Boroughs’ Timberwotves
formals, were Rainbow Girls of Mari
cinched the Marion "B” league crown
of Portland, have purchased the 96 informed Mr May they had left |
for the second straight year by beat-
acre farm northwest of Mill City, be- Seattle early that morning, and were Keith Taylor Injured
Lights and sound were taken care longing to Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Haun, ^headed for Minnesota, where one of
Ordie Hoye’s Gervars
of by Robert Veness.
bunch lost to Jefferson in an overtime
All of these deals were closed by the girl«’ mothers had passed away. I In Gas Explosion Friday
Club members assisted with tickets, Glen Shelton, who is with C. E. Both were without money and Mr. |
Keith Taylor, who works for Sam
arranging of chairs, and other details Coville real estate office here.
May bought them a sandwich, and Bridges in Lyons, received first and
including the advertising.
Mill City's Elton Gregory is just
glass of milk at Mill City. In Idanha I and second degree burns on both
Prelude music was played by an or Girls Volley hall Teams
they told him they were sorry for hands face and neck Friday after two tenths of a point per game ahead
GATES — The North
chestra composed of Margaret Clise,
: their actions, and that they were noon, when he was working on a rest of Jefferson’s John Wright. Gregory Chamber of Commerce met at the ,
Don Moffatt, Jack Lake and Don Nes
t nretty green at that sort of thing. aurant stove in the Dawes building, has 319 points in 17 games to Wright's Gates high school Wednesday even
bitt, who later moved up to the back
The Mill City Girls \ olleyball team They sajd they were 19 and 22 years next to Byron’s Tavern. The explosion 298 in 16 games. Herb Romey, Gate’s ing, February 17 with 67 members
of the stage to accompany the num won the league championship Friday oid They were dressed in slacks and was caused by gas which was escaping scoring ace is still third in the indi-l and guests in attendance.
afternoon by a 38 to 25 victory over one wore a leather jacket.
from unplugged gas lines which had vidual scoring race with 282 points in I Main business of the evening was
Following the show moving pictures Stayton. The Mill City team went,
been used formerly o.t a steam table. 16 games, one point per game behinu | the election of officers. Oliver Willis,
with sound were made oi several of through the season undefeated. They Spillway Defeats Byron’s
The steam table had been removed at league leader Gregory.
Gates, was elected president; Douglas
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the numbers and some of the acts will play St. Mary’s for the tourna
I one time and the pipes not ptoperly
The Mill City varsity won an over Heater, vice president and Lindsey
by Robert Veness with equipment
capped. Mr. Taylor was cleaning and
Spillway Tavern dumped Mill City checking the range when the gas ig- time thriller from the Scio JV’s pre Wright of Stayton was re-elected as
owned by Shields ReMine.
Many 8 p. m.
Mill City giade school wound up Tavem tn a close game by 1 points nited. The explosion
he<1 gome of liminary to the Mill City’s varsity’s secretary-treasurer.
"flash-bulb’’ pictures were taken also.
Directors elected to the 27 member
Just before the Grand Finale, Di
the walls of the building and did con win over the Scio Loggers Friday
rector Charles Kelly was presented here with a 34-18 loss at the hands league back into a tie between Mill siderable damage to tne tavern rest I night. This contest was a back and board for a term of three years were:
Joseph Heuberger and Herman Hass
forth affair from start to finish.
with a leather bill-fold from the en of the league champion Stayton Pi City Tavern and Meander Inn, each rooms.
The Mill City JV’s trailed 9 to 13 at ler, both of Sublimity; R. L. Stewart,
The fire department was called but
Tuesday afternoon with the follow
Other games, Meander Inn defeated
first quarter stop, but halftime Stayton; Luther Stout, Mehama; L.
ing pairings: Stayton vs. Mari-Linn; the Cedars and The Lake took Jerry’s. no fire damage was caused by the showed Scio behind 22-23. Scio took F. Myers, Elkhorn; Marshall Powell,
Milw aukie Minister To Be
Lyons; Tom Morris, Mill City; Floyd
Mill City vs St. Mary’s; Turner vs. Lex's was idle.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Iholtz expect to the lead back again in the 3rd canto Völkel, Gates; Otto Russell, Detroit
At Presbyterian Church
The Mill City game will begin at play with Les’s going to the Lake open a cafe in that building in the to play in the game and Mill City and Jack Haxeman, Idanha.
In cooperation with Presbyterian
I Meander Inn going up the Canyon to near future.
Several of the old timers of the
churches throughout the state, the approximately 3:30 p.m.
Mr. Taylor is recovering satis trailing by 3 points Don Lemke sent area were guests of the chamber, in
Spillway and the Cedars coming to
Presbyterian churches of Mill City
4 Perkins 'Mill City Tavern. Jerry's draws the factorily from the burns, according toj which also gave him a'free-throw cluding Mr. and Mrs. Lnicoln Hen-
and Mehama next week are having a Bevier 2
ness, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Davis,
which he made.
spiritual Life Mission.
Mrs. Ida Geddes and daughter, Miss
The special speaker for these serv
Seniors Appreciate Spirit
Mae Geddes Mill City. Mr.
ices will be Rev. Robert Vogt, of Mil Thomas 5
5 Ward Mill City Tavern
Henness, who is 90 and has lived In
waukie. Services will be in Mill City, Longnecker
____ . Don Lemke scored the win
the Gates area most of his life, spoke
Sunday, Wednesday and
Friday, New Service Station Being Meander Inn
We, the members of the Mill City ning basket for Mill City. Ralph Jull briefly telling of changes in the area
February 28, March 3 and 5. In Me
high school class of 1954, express our
during his memory. He mentioned the
hama. Monday, Tuesday and Thurs Built Near Deer Horn Motel Spillway Tavern
gieatest appreciation to the people of seconds to go, after he had been fact that his older brothers had first
Workmen are busy this week gett-|
day March 1, 2 and 4. The time will be
j Mill Ctiy, who so enthusiasticly par- fouled by a fanatic Scio player trying discovered what was later known as
7:30 each night. Everyone is invited. ■ng ground work done on a new Asso- | Les’s Tavern
tic i pa ted in our pie and cake auction to get the ball from the stalling Mill the Minto Pass, across the mountaina
The general theme, "The Christian ciated service station, which will be I
and sale at the basketball game Feb City five.
into Eastern Oregon.
Answer to Lifes’ Urgent Problems.” erected just east of the Deer Horn
ruary 23. This wa« just another dem
The final score was *1 to 39.
Claude Kells and Dr. Robert F.
Rev. Streeter of the Mill City and
onstration of the friendly spirit which
The high scoring destinction went Anderson, both of Salem, were pres-
Storage tanks have been installed Guest Speaker at
Mehama churches returned Saturday
> exists between the Mill City high to Don Ix*mke, MCHS forward, who
net. Mr. Kells has been connected with
from holding similar services for a and the process of filling in the area Woman’s Club Tuesday
j school and the people of Mill City.— netted 25 point*. High score for Scio the Salem YMCA for the past 30
week in Dayville. He reports a fine is now under way. Plumbers are
Mrs. Carl Krause, deputy commis
years. Dr. Anderson spoke of the
also on the job getting their work
turnout at the meeting«.
(39) Scio JV
Mill City JV (41)
sioner for the State Bureau of Labor
world work of the YMCA, telling of*
(9) Thurston it* origin in England and Canada in
will be the guest Speiker at the no Drivers License Examiner Ross (5)
Sea Scouts Asking for
(12) Janis 1851 and the spread of organizations
two pumps being placed on each of i host dinner and meeting of the Mill To He Here March 4th
(6) Strong into 78 different countries. He stated
Navy Blues for Uniforms | the two islands. There will be a City Woman’s club Tuesday, March 2 I A drivers license examiner will be Sheythe (0)
(1) Burton a centennial celebration would be held
I at the Presbyterian recreation room, • on duty in Mill City, Thursday, March Jull (6)
This week the Sea Scouts of Mill I double lube room.
-Shields in Pars in 1955.
City are making a plea to residents
At the time of going to press, it was
4th at the fire hall between the hours
Sub* scoring: Scio, Fencil 7, Steph-
of the area for cast off navy blues.
not known who would operate the new ■ Ifroup.
of 9 and 4.
Shows Film of Area
Mrs. Krause will speak on the way i Persons wishing original licenses son 2.
Daron Dierks leader of the group 1 station when it is completed.
a movie hobbyist,
Officials: Sernio and Richardson.
’ our state is meeting employment and or permits to drive are asked to file
feels that the use of uniforms would
then displayed a 30-minute movie in
give the sea scouts a feeling of really Marion B Champs To
applications well ahead of the sched
color which he had filmed of the North
| youth to meet some of the interna-1 uled closing hour in order to assure Ccio, 13. 22, 32, 38, 39.
belonging to a worthwhile organisa Play Non-Ijeaguc Game
Santiam area, with its tourist attrac
I tional questions facing their genera time for completion of the required
tion. Anyone having clothing of this
tions and beauty spots. This shows all
The Mill City Timberwolves who
type is asked to contact Mr. Dierks have einched the Marion county ‘‘B” tion.
four seasons of the year, closing with
An invitaQpn to husbands and
at the school.
Dinner Saturday, March 6 a climbing trip to the top of Mt.
league championship for the second friends of the club is extended.
The Marilyn assembly, order of Jefferson.
1 consecutive year, travel to Monroe for
Veteto’s Purchase Building a non-league ,?ame with the Dragons.
The next meeting of the chamber
• <> OP TO \SK BIDS FOR
Rainbow for Girls will serve a ban
CLEARING LINE RIGHT OF WAY quet to Mason and Eastern Star mem will be held in Stay ton, Wednesday
The game is scheduled for Friday (’rec I/Mining Truck
For Cleaning Business
At a meeting of the board of di- bers at the lodge hall here Saturday March 17.
Mr. and Mrs. George Veteto of the night. March 26. While Mill City is Damaged at Lyons
Members of the Gates Woman’s
Lowell Cree, local logging truck op rectors of the Benton-Lincoln Elec evening March 6 at 6:30.
Nu-Method Cleaners have completed at Monroe the rest of the league will
Those who are selling ticket* are club served refreshments at the close
a deal whereby they have purchased be in their laat round. Mill City had erator escaped injury in Lyons Thurs trie Co-Op held at Walt Bell’s office
the building just east of the Coville been scheduled to play Chemawa Fri day morning when a load of logs on in Stayton Tuesday night it was de asked to turn in their sales at least of the evening, profit to be added to
day night, but played them earlier one of Ercill Wilson's truck rolled cided to ask for bids for clearing of a week in advance of the dinner, to the club building fund.
Real Estate office on Broadway.
They expect to put a new front on in the sason instead, thus getting a from the truck as it was making a the line right-of-way on the Little Mrs. Wm. Shuey, mother advisor, to
Folks used to deny themselves lux
enable the committee to know how
turn onto the highway at Thiel’s Northfork.
the building, construct a new sidewalk, game ahead of the rest.
Specifications are being drawn up large a group to prepare for on that uries to have money in the bank
Just before Christmas vacation Mill stare.
and redecorate the interior before
The truck was damaged but no one for the bidders at the present time, evening. Entertainment will be pro- today they go without money to have
they move in. They do not plan to City whipped Monroe at Mill City,
’ vided for the evening.
and will call for auction bids.
65-54, leading all the way.
get this work done for some time.
Mrs. C. Wolverton
Makes Bid for Place
On Tacoma Board
Detroit Man Has
Hitch Hiker Trouble