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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (March 4, 1954)
THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
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MILL CITY OREGON. Till RSDAY, M\R( H I. 1954
Wolves Beat Old
Gates Being Razed
DETROIT DAM "A FATHER
(Courtesy of Corps of Engineers)
Daily 7:30 A. M. Readings
Max. Min. Pep.
GATES Our last remaining land
32 0.02 1507.47
mark, the former home of the pioneer
An outstanding meeting of the Feb. 24
36 0.01 1057.80
family of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gates,
Mill City Woman’s club was held Feb. 25
The Mill City Timber-wolves walked which was built before the time of
35 0.27 1507.90
at the Fellowship hall Tuesday eve F e b. 26
32 0.00 1510.52 over Monroe’s Dragons to add a 57-48 the railroad, is being razed.
ning, opening with a covered dish Feb. 28
Mr. and Mrs. Gates moved here
29 0.00 1511.71 win to their non-lengue game record
dinner for husbands and friends.
0.00 1512.65 for the season. The game was played from Salem in the early 70s. Later
Sgt. J. H. Bridges of the Airforce,
at Monroe Friday night while the rest when the railroad was being pushed
A legal notice is being published
who is now with the air defense com Carl B. Krause of Portland, Deputy
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of the Marion "B" league was in it’s through, Mr. and Mrs. Gates, who up this week announcing the coming
mand at Salem, was the main speaker
to that time were living in a log cabin, school election, when voters of the
on the program at the Lions club of labor.
Mill City's playing in the first built this house for the dual purpose
The limited group attending the
potluck held here Monday night.
quarter showed that the Timber of a residence for themselves and for school districts of Detroit-Idanha,
Sgt. Bridges gave a lengthy re meeting heard a discourse touching on
wolves may be coming out of their a hotel to accomodate the construction Gatos and Mill City will decide wheth
view of the necessity of having ground the many phases of the work of the
slump as they outscored Monroe 16-6. crew and opeiated it under the name er or not they will consolidate the
observer corps functioning at this
The Dragons gave Mill City a bad of The Pioneer House.
high schools of the three districts.
showed how it applied to general
time in spotting air craft.
scare in the next quarter, however, by
Mrs. Daisy Richards niece of Al
Many meetings had been held prior
One of the points he stressed was
It is being announced through Mrs. ! n'ercoming Mill City s rather poor bert Gates, recalls when officials of
“the ground observers corp takes education of women is becoming more W. W. Allen, local chairman for the ' defense and moving to only one point the new railroad sought a right-of- to bringing it to this vote.
over where radar fails, on low flying and more important, as the world American Cancer society, that a public 1behind at halftime 27-28. In the third way and location for a depot, Mrs.
In the legal notice it states that
aircraft.’’ The radar is not effective seems to grow smaller and smaller, meeting will be held here at Fellow-; •t*nz\th* Tjmberwojves roarad ahead Gates donated seveiai acres to the the assets and liabilities of each
on low flying aircraft, therefore it due to advances in fields of trans ship hall at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening, again to lead 43-36. The fourth quart company for a switch, a depot and a district are to become the assets and
is necessary to have these ground ob portation. Mrs. Krause told of her March 9, for education in the cancer i er »as no difficulty to them as they section house. In return the company liabilities of the consolidated district.
servation posts to plug the loopholes. recent trip to New York where she program. This meeting will be for ■ coasted to a 57-48 win.
The election has been set for
named the new town “Gatesville,"
He stated 20 000 more volunteers attended a meeting of the National purposes of education of the public in I Elton Gregory led the winners in which was later shortened to Gates. the hours of 2 until 9 o’clock p. m. on
»ere needed to carry out this program.
the point-making department with 21.
After the completion of the rail March 29.
as a representative of churchwomen, this matter, and contributions will not Phil Carey was next highest for the
At the present time the spotting also paying a visit to the United Na be solicited.
road the Quartzville mines were
station in Mill City is at Bryant’s tions.
Speakers scheduled for this import- ' Timberwolves with 13. For the Drag opened and The Pioneer House be
ons, it was all Harry Smith and Jerry came a favorite stopping place for
Texaco service. Sgt. Bridges asked
Pamphlets were distributed con ant meeting include Mark Hatfield, Wall as each scored 20 points.
aid from the Lions club in getting cerning the Oregon Fair Employ Marion county crusade chairman; Mrs.
a 24-hour watch program going.
In time the property was sold to
ment Practices Act, this being the Winnifred Pettyjohn, Marion county I The Junior Varsity preliminary was
George Anderson, propietor of the old
He showed two films after his division in which Mrs. Kiause is em commander of the American Cancer.
talk, one on air defense, and the other ployed.
society; and Mrs. Janies H. Turnbull, a close one with Mill City’s JV’s Gates hotel, then later to the William
emerging 39-36 victors. After the first
precautions to take in case of an
The winner of the local speech con
Mrs. Kiause brought out the fact Marion county education director, period Mill City led 10-8 but Monroe Stitt family as a residence. Since the
atomic bomb attack.
that there are 37 million young peo Mrs. Turnbull has appeared here pre-| went away ahead in the next to lead death of Mr. Stitt several years ago, test at the Thursday evening meeting
the old house has rapidly fallen into of the Mill City Toastmistress club
Following these two films, the ple in the United States under 15 viously, before the PT A and the
24-18 at halftime. Mill City moved to
colored movie taken of the Lions club years of age. plus another 2 million Woman’s club.
was won by Mrs. Howard Means, who
I within one point of Monroe, 30-31, at disrepair.
It is not known just what year the will compete in the aiea contest
Minstrel show was put on the screen. in Canada, while in the rest of the
Two moving pictures to be shown the
house was built, but W. R. Hutcheson,
Bill McCoy was presented a key, world there are 805 million persons at the March 9 meeting are
the two Salem clubs and
” “' fLTr1alt°»1 perind. Mill City rallied to gain a who is having the place torn down, against
for securing two new members, by of the same age that our children Within,” i and The Warning
Stayton in March. Taking part in the
Shadow, , 39,3fi ,ea(j which th
reports finding old newspapers pasted local contest, besides Mrs. Meant,
oc HA/' In IliT with
District Deputy Governor Ken Wil will have to get along with. It is the latter dealing
stalling the last two minutes of the on the walls, some dated as early as were Mrs. Arthur I^Cours, and Mrs.
liams, who with his wife was here the prejudices, hatreds
and fears cancer. Neither of these pictures has game.
from Stayton. Mr. Williams also pre allowed to creep in during childhood been shown in Mill City.
A E Nesbitt
Don I.emke led Mill City’s scoring
The picturesque old building will
sented the club with a certificate of that are chielfy responsible for the
Acting as judges for the event were
Everone is urged to attend this
1* ’ column with 26 points. The highest remain in the memory of many of our
achievement for having reached its later distrusts causing wars.
meeting as it will be of interest to for the losers was Nelson Dake with I people as a link between the past and Mrs. Roger Nelson, Mrs. Ed Y'arnell
quota of new members in January
I of Salem, and Rev. Noble Streeter,
both men and women. Research has 15.
the future of Gates.
with the tie-breaking judge being Mies
Directors of Marion County show that 85% of cancer cases can Mill City 57
! Marilyn Cederberg, new teacher in the
5 Maxwell Father-Son Banquet Held i high school here. Chairman of the
Community Chest Meets
Mrs. Allen and Mrs. D. B. Hill spent W rd 5
The board of directors of the Marion
contest committee was Mrs. Kenneth
20 Wall At Mari-Linn School, Lyons Crosier, with timers being Mrs. W.
County Community Chest had their all day Friday attending the district Carey 13
annual meeting Wednesday evening,
R. Hutcheson and Mrs. Lowell Fleet
3 Malcom Son banquet sponsored by the Wom wood. Invocation was given by Mrs.
Febi uary 24 at the County Chest head vallis. They were present at the noon 'Crook 7
en’s Society of Christian Sei vice was Lee Ross, and Mrs. Vernon Todd acted
quarters in Salem. It was reported luncheon in the Memorial Union build I Officials: Warren and Gibar.
held in the all purpose room at the as Toastmistresa. A special guest was
that the County Chest had raised in ing on the campus of Oregon State I Mill City sub scoring, Thomas 3.
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:U> Monroe JV Mari-Linn school house Tuesday even Mrs. Noble Streeter.
their campaign $12,005.23. The money college.
4 Sietzinger ing, February 23, with Rev. Harold
Attending the championship Ore was allocated to the participating
7 Kincade Sseriff as master of cei emonies and
gon State-University of Oregon M k - agencies as follows:
3 Johnson Dr. Gregg, Dean at Willamette Uni District Ranger Gives
Roy Scouts, $2.928.44; Camp Fire (rates Boy Scouts Have
ketball game at Gill Coliseum, Cor
15 Dake versity in Salem as the guest speaker.
vallis Saturday night were Mr. and Girls, $1 003.90; Girl Scouts, $1,230.- Board of Review' Feb. 21
Joyner Ray Aronson gave the welcome to Report on Timber Cut in
Mrs. Charles Kelly and son, Johnny,
GATES—The local Boy Scouts, I M. C. Sub Scoring, Ed
6. the fathers, with the response by Willamette National Forest
who met their daughter, Leia, a stud
troop 45, Marion District, Cascade
Wilson Stevens. Dr. George Rose
DETROIT—The following annual
Officials: Warren and Gibar.
ent at Oregon State. Miss Kelly’s the Chest.
area and a large group of their par
was submitted by S. T. Moore,
guest for the weekend was Miss Do
ents and friends met Wednesday even
ranger for the district of De-
lores Poole of OCE, Monmouth, daugh
ing, February 24. at the high school.
invocation and benediction. Orchestra trait, b the W Jl.mu'tte National for-
ter of Mr. and Mrs. James Poole of tives that many people did not under The Board of Review was held prior to
music was furnished, Perry Clip I est.
stand that the Chest was the vehicle | the Court of Honor and program, i
of Mehama, presented two vocal
For the year 1953 the total volume
Others glimpsed in the “line-up”
which was opened by the salute to the 1
numbeis, and Mrs. Charles Power of timber cut was 83,647,000 board
before the game included Mr. and Mrs. agencies.
Flag and the Boy Scout Oath and '
I feet, which had a value of $847,195 to
gave a reading.
Emphasis was laid on “Come and I Laws.
Harry Dyhrman, Linda and Dick; Mr.
Gifts were presented to Wood 1 the government. Of this total volume
and Mrs. Bert Provost, Phyllis and See Tours ’ to both the youth agencies
Presentation of Tenderfoot awards I A large group of members and
Bill; the William Meisners whose son in their own community and the state were made by E. A. Chance, commit- , guests attended the regular meeting Oliver the oldest gentleman present, of timber cut, approximately 21,000,-
to Loren Chamberlain the oldest fa 000 boaid feet was from salvage ma
Mike is an Oregon State student, and
tee chairman to the following scouts,’
the Garden club held at the home ther
and Kenneth Lewis the youngest terial. The allowable annual cut is
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Jess Lee. Also on the “waiting list" Chest. A tour to state agencies is Wayne Devine. Ronnie Evans,
Allen I * Mrs. .J. F. Potter on Thursday father and to Ben Miller the father apprpximately
40,000,000 board feet
were the Frank Moravecs of Salem planned within the next two weeks.
; Haywood 1 Ross Klutke, Kenny Mar- i evening. The business meeting was with four sons present.
94 sales were made,
formerly of Mill City and saa of Mr.
I tig, Kirk Nygaard, David Riddle, 1 dispensed with, but the president, Mrs.
and from these sales 1255 acres were
and Mrs. Anton Moravec.
Mrs. Mary Eaglestrom
¡Rodney Schaer, Jeiald Tucker and, | Bert Morris, . _ gave a few words of
Only 1500 general admission tickets Passes Away at Gates
Roger Schaer. Presentation of second wt‘lcome, reading an appropriate Public Meeting ('ailed by
There were 13 miles of road con
were sold at 8:30 a. m., and another
GATES—Mrs. Mary Eaglestrom I class awards were made to Douglas gioup sang “In the Garden,’’ led by Elkhorn Directors of Co-Op structed by the timber sales purchas
1500 went on sale at 5:30, causing the died
suddenly Thursday morning, Feb
At Mehama March 13th
ers and were valued at $390,000.
line-up about a bloc klong from four ruary 26. Mis. Eaglestrom had been ! and David Vail. Darrell Crossler is ( Mrs.
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—, with Mrs. W. W.
For the total acreage of National
The Elkhorn directors of the Bent
ticket windows. The morning allot
lands in thia district of 300,000
ment sold out in about 20 minutes.
home for several years. She E A. Chance, Elmer Klutke, Floyd ! H'gh »Pot of the evening was the a public meeting on March 13 at 8 acres it is estimated that 230 miles
Those who missed out settled down Krueger
been in a cast as the result of
Selfridge of Detroit, formerly of p. m. at the Mehama Women’s club of loads are needed to develop its re
to remain for the day. Camp stools, a had brokn
leg for some time and con Miley. Refreshments were served at Ketchican Alaska, the latter showing house.
dining chairs, blankets and boxes were fined
the close of the evening.
to a wheel chair.
In reforestation there were 143
a number of colored slides of the
much in evidence. One foursome even
Thursday morning she was prepar
beautiful flower gardens of the nor attend in order that they may be acres replanted this past year. From
set up a card table and four chairs ing to keep an appointment with her
thern country. Mrs. Selfridge ex brought up to date on the progress of records kept on reforestation since
and were enjoying a card game. Luck doctor in Mill City for a checkup and Girl Scout« To Sell
plained the handicaps under which the line concerning the clearing of 1913 the total aceage replanted to
ily, it was a beautiful day with bright had been wheeled into her room to Cookies Here March 12-17
garden club members labored to raise the right-of-way and incorporation of date is 5,500 acres.
sunshine. Many people took their complete preparations. After Mr.
The Girl Scout program this year flowers and vegetables in the shallow the line.
There were 30,600 recreational vis
lunch, or sent others out to buy their Krueger noticed the length of time
concentrated community help soil. Most of the soil had to trans
itors in the Detroit district of the
lunch, as only hot dogs were sold in since Mrs. Eaglestrom had been in the needs
National forest, and the average stay
the coliseum after you once got in. room he called and upon receiving no in support of their annual cookie sale, ported. A colored moving picture also Dances Held Here
per person was two days. Out of this
Many students, purchasing tickets answer looked in and found her lying March 17-27, which is being started on showed various views of the gardens Every Saturday Night
total 14,150 were registered as camp
for members of theiT families, had on hte floor. Dr. Reid was called and the 42nd birthday of the founding of and surrounding territory. Other pic
Dances are being held in the Dawes
Girl Scouting in the United States.
tures showed the boat in which Mr. building in Mill City every Saturday ers and picnicers using Forest Service
taken turns standing in the lines in pronounced her dead.
and Mrs. Selfridge traveled from night. These dance are being put on camp grounds.
two hour shifts the entire day.
The body was sent to Knoxville,
Seattle to Alaska.
One of the Oregon State Freshmen, Tennessee for burial where Mrs. held March 7-13.
by Jim Iholtz. Those attending report
Cookie distributor for the Mill
At the close of the evening, refresh having had a good time.
who was a “rally girl” during the pre Eaglestrom has relatives.
Byron’s Tavern Wins
liminary game between the Oregon
Mr. Iholtz, who with Jack Lake, From Cedars by 30 Points
Mrs. Walter Olmstead, Mrs. Burton furnishes the music, is also holding
Frosh and the Oregon State Rooks,
In last Friday’s shuffleboard league
was Carol Frisch of Portland daugh Mrs. Goldie Goodrich Sack I Girls will be knocking on doors sell Boroughs, Mrs. Arthur LeCours, teen age dances Friday nights. If
and Mrs. Lowell Fleetwood. Corsages, enough teenageis come, thia will be games, Byron’s scored a 30 point lead
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Frisch, Taught Mill City Resident
these small green and white, 8-ounce made by Mrs. C. M. Cline, were pre
former residents of Mill City. Mrs.
A local human interest story has
come a regular weekly feature. A over the Cedars Tavern. The played
Frisch is a sister of Mrs. Lafe Potter been revealed concerning the recent packages of cookies. Proceeds from sented to the guest of honor, Mrs. teenage dance will be held this Friday. was 146 to 116. The game
this sale go toward the promotion of
at Byron’s in Mill Citv. The 1 ke
of Oregon City.
alleged murder of Mrs. Goldie Good i such facets of the program as train- Selfridge, the president, Mrs. Bert
Mr. and Mrs. Iholtz have also won by 19 points over Les’s Tavern,
rich Sack in Portland. Mrs. Sack I ing in home-making, arts and crafts, Morris, and for Mrs. Potter.
opened up the cafe next to the Mill the score being 159 to 140. The game
who taugh school for year in Helena, health and safety, the out-of-doors,
City Tavern under the name of the was i|]aved on the Lake s board. Spill
Montana, also taught for two years I citizenship and national and interna- Free Port Orford Cedar
“In and Out" cafe.
way lost to Meander Inn by 23 points,
in Sheridan, Oregon, from 1921 until : tional friendship. The training pro- Trees Available to Farmers
156 to 133. This game was played on
1923. When Mrs Charles Kelly read i vided in this program is valuable as
Free Port Orford cedar trees are Salem I>odge Here for
the dates, she realized that she was , well in the organizational procedures again being made available to farm
Next Friday's games will be played
Meeting Monday Night
the "Miss Goodrich" who was her ■ found in Civil Defense.
ers in Linn county by the Crown
as follows: Lake vs. Meander Inn,
The Mill City Garden club is to be I second grade teacher when she lived
In the four counties of Marion, Zelkrbach Corporation, reports O.
Mill City, Cedars vs Spillway, Detroit.
commended for installing two large there with her family, the D. B. Polk, Linn and Benton alone (com- E. Mikesell, county extension agent was in Mill City Monday night to
The off the record challenge game
waste receptacles on the streets. One
I prising the Santiam Area Girl Scout
The trees are two years old and Rus-ell, who took his Master’s degree between Davies of Stayton and the
is located at the corner of the Mill City Bank during those years. The teacher Council) there are over 1 800 girls have a top growth of from six. to
Cedars Tavern played Sunday at the
Fharmacy and the other at the corner is well remembered as an attractive I affiliated with the program which eight inches, Mikesell is calling spre at that time. Past Master Robert Cedars, Davies won by 18 points, the
by the Mill City State bank.
I is under the leadership of more than ia) attention to the size as some reci-
the regular Master of Salem lodge, score, 156 to 138 A return game will
These should encourage everyone twenties at the time.
pients in previous years have ex who was unable to attend. Charles be played at Davies March 21.
adults as well as children, to help
These girls ranging from
7 pected larger trees.
On Sunday afternoon the Detroit
Borst, master from Jefferson lodge
keep the streets and sidewalks clean. Stew art’s Grocery Has
I through 17 years of age, represent
The doners are limiting distribution No. 3.3 was also present.
men will vie with Byron’s all man
There is room for a few more of these New Interior Paint Job
[ a growing force for freedom which to farmers only and 25 trees to a
The degree team from Salem was in team in an off the record challenge
litter catchers. Maybe some other or
' needs to be retained.
single person. As a result, Mikesell full regalia.
game for high score. The game will be
ganization could furnish some?
says that his office will accept ord
played at Byron’s.
Charlie, this week are getting their
I eague Standing,
store back to normal after the fire. Gates I*TA To Give Dance ers immediately and take them just David Umphress Wins
Nursing Conference With They
Won I.o« t
as long as the Linn rounty allocation
have painted the interior a pleas
of 3000 trees las».
B«l ? for Paper Route
Mill Citj Tavern
Immunization Here March 9 ing color of light green ard huff, and At
The trees are to be -hipped to the
David Uinphrers son of Mr. and Meander Inn
T ie Gal
A nur« njc conference with lrrniuni- cever before has the store looked as
county extension office in Albany Mrs. ( carles Umphress, this week •• The Lake
t .ition for p-eschool children and in« good as it dees now. Dub said they
during the week of March 29. All sporting a rw’v bike on his panel Ce ar « Tave’ n
fants will be held Mai ch 9 at the a'e gradually getting thing1 under the sebool
persons gett rg the tree« W’ll bo ex-
irg of this
MT1 City Elemertarv school
ry»- *r .‘ a, o. M r . .Kfs -v
Ht- e;n th ¡.our« of
Sa m. and 12 nooi..
Mrs. Means Wins
Local Folk Attend
Basketball Game at
Garden Club Installs
Garden Club Group
Sees Alaskan Pictures