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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (April 8, 1954)
FIORISI and NURSERY
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DR. R. REYNOLDS CLINIC
1144 Center Street
a Dull Moment
“At the Bottom of the Hill”
MILL CITY TAVERN
Byron Davis, Owner
r»- more accidents on the open road 2—THE MILL CITI ENTERPRISE 111! R’-D. tl’KII. a. 19.>1
than in the days before the "horse
I tunity in Mill City for some up and
power race” began.
[ c«-m;ng young dentist. Dub Stewart
Thomas N. Boate, accident
> told u- recently that the forenoon
tion department manager of tive As-
1 he Went to another town to have h -
Entered as second class matter No -ociation of Casualty and Surety
♦ dental work done, the entire morn-
vember 10, 1944 at the post office a’ Companies, who has watched this
| ing’s appointments were made up f
Mill City, Oregon, under the Act ot situation closely, believes that there
| people from Mill City. Seems some-
March 3. 1879.
is a direct relationship between ex
By Bon Moffatt
I, thing could be done to encourage a
Per Year Marion-Linn Counties 12.50 cessive speeds on rural highways and
i dentist. Doc Reid said too, another
Outxide Marion-Linn Counties <3 00 'the rising tolls of death and injury (
-M. D. would be all right. It is quit«
in rural areas. In his opinion, a down-
Every once in a while we get the # lo>d of) >ny man
DON W. MOFFATT Editor-Publisher | ward turn from the present steady 1
ide that we’re making all the mis- I hours a day in an aiea as large as this
(Upward trend canriot be expected until takes made in newspapers. Then we one.
average speeds on rural highways I
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run into a dinger like the one we
"Drivers must learn to I found not too long ago in a trade mag-
of a contest for a
take It easy on the open highway if
.u. azine, called Circulation -Management. beautification program for Mill City
they want to live longer,” he de
We’ll quote the little gem as it ap has been brought to us.
It’s a good
peared: “The Mill City Enterprise, idea, and is something for the gar
What happens to the speeders, as 1
Gresham, Oregon, was purchased by den club to work on.
Prizes could be
leiated by Mr. Boate, in the exper-'
ience of one southwestern state with | Don Peterson from Don Moffatt, given for the most improvement of
Oh, boy, how wrong can one get.
property, the best gardens, and the
“plenty of wide open spaces” and a
best kept lawns. I'm sure any group
60 mile speed limit, provides some
arresting facts for sober reflection on 1 Last Wednesday, after going to ; sponsoring this could get the support
the benefits of “taking it easy.” Of , press, a couple from a nearby com-1 from merchants and clubs in towr.
Leam To Take It Easy
all rural fatal accidents in that state, I munity came into the office and got j for a program of this kind,
For some years now the nation has nearly 70 percent can be tiaced to the talking to Perry.
He’s the man who !
witnessed the sad lesult of super 'speed factor. Twenty-eight percent i I does the work around this establish- ' I was reading some “goop ’ that
speed on the rural highways in super were head-on collisions which occurred . ment- They were inquiring about a came through the mail this weekend
accidents they cause. Deaths have when one or both drivers lo.-t control a P'ate to rent and had anticipated and from this source the average A-
mounted in rural areas consistently, at high speeds, another 29 percent1 mov>r'K into our city. In the course of merican family ows about $6,000 on
in urban sections fatalities have re were vehicles that ran off the road the conversation it was learned that the national debt.
Hope they don't
mained at about the same levels or de way, four percent mote overturned on they wanted their children to come try to collect my share from me now.
the highways- and another eight per to school here. That, indeed, is a Mortgages on home and other obliga
The only valid reason seems to be cent resulted fiom hitting a fixed compliment to Mill City’s ever-grow tions for the average family is $2.-
that motorists, who are definately are object. Evidently the prive of super ing school system.
In our way of 1900. The two sums make quite a
definitely not “super-drivers” and speeds,
1», like super-cars comes very thinking a good school is one of the i chunk.
therefore cannot control the “super high!
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| main springs of any community, and a 1
speeds” of their vehicles, are having
But fear of an accident alone won't progressive community should always 1 Bob Veness should be congratulated
reduce the death toll. When the av be endeavoring to better the-schools I on getting the upper hand on a “noise
' children, .
In this day and ! makers” in the theatre. For awhile
erage driver is deteried from
travel-! ^ * or their
-peeds because 1 he
Fowler Clothes Dryers
— 1 . aK«. a good education is a must. It i it sounded like a boiler factory. Things
alone fears los- of his driving license *g impossible to class the education are now under control and it is *
or severe punishment in the courts We Kot when we mere young, as ad- | pleasure to go to the movies once
for his major offense against pub- | equate in the modern world. No child again,
lie safety, general improvement in can bave too much education, as far
the rural accident situation can be as we re concerned, and the school Business and Professional
hoped for, according to Mr. Boate. th“t gives the student the best all
Now. he adds, too many drivers “go around education is one which is
along” in the tide of speeders and are doing the most to give the student
JOHN W. REID, M. D.
carried beyond their depth in the per-. the necessary background for ad
ilous moments of split-scond emer- I vanced college training.
Phone 1634 Lyons, Ore.
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Physician and Surgeon
gencies. So if you want to live1
There certainly is a splendid oppor-
MILL CITY, OREGON
THE MILL CITY
Mill City, Oregon
; Up and Down i
; The Avenue ;
General Dry Goods
LI ZIERS COSMETICS
Water I’umii Service
24 HOUR SERVICE
J. W. GOIN
Claude Lewis' Service Station
MIKE'S Septic Service
Septic Tanks and Sewers Cleaned
Phone Salem 3-9486, COLLECT
1079 Elm St W. Salem
Weddle Funeral Home
Modern Funeral Service
Viv's Steak House
TOMORROW'S HEADLINES ?
Open 6 a. m. to 11 p. m.
If you picked up your paper tomorrow and read that disaster had
" ¡Red out the state of Kansas, killing 40,(XM> people, injuring every one of
the state's 1,005.29») population and causing a property and economic loss
of about $4.000,1X10,000, it would be- a national calamity.
But when that disaster conies day by day—killing hundreds, injuring
thousands every day, year in and year out the impact is lost because it
didn t happen all in a sudden Hash. That, however, is the annual toll of
highway deaths and injuries and economic loss. 40.000 killed; 2,000,(XX)
injured; cost $4,000,01 M 1,000 in a single year.
I his greatest I . S. tragedy is caused mainly by reckless, speeding
and drunken drivers, riding their super-powered ears over the nation’s
highways and byways, t'lear skies and straight dry roads are the setting
for three out of four fatal accidents. Week-ends and holidays are the times
of greatest danger highest casualty lists. Saturday is the most dangerous
day. Drivers in an alcoholic haze are a major factor in swelling the mount
ing death toll.
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PH I ICO
rELEVISION OR RADIO
Stiffler’s Radio &
Mlil City, Oregon
What can be done about it? Slow down! Thirteen states with speed
limits of 50 miles or less had but 2b per cent of the deaths and the rate
declined IS per cent in one year. If that decline had been nationwide,
nearh 12.000 lives would have been saved. (,00.000 less injuries.
Slow down! SLOW
/)()ll A.' Keep your name off the casualty list.
THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE