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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (April 15, 1954)
THE MILL CITÌ ENTERPRISE
ON THE S( ENIC NORTH S \NTI \M HIGH« \ ■
4 OLI ME X
Nt MBER 15
Portland Building Firm to
Construct Model Homes Here
Sam Lockwood and D. I). Madden
the opening of the Plywood plant at
of Lockwood Homes, Portland, met
' Lyons, and the seveial other smaller
with businessmen of Mill City and
operations which are as.-ured heie.
Gates Tuesday noon to discuss plans
It is believed, at the time of going
for building houses in this area.
to press, that two Lockwood model
The Portland men were greatly im
homes will be cnstructed here, with
pressed w'ith the need of housing in
work in-ginning within the next two
this area and feel confident that this
| or thiee weeks. The building firm has
particular spot in the canyon is due
taken an option on two lots in the
for a great influx in population, with
Veness addition to Mill City, which
is located on Evergreen street near
the C B I homes. The homes will be
constructed a- soon as approval is
given by the finance company, and it
is expected within the next few days.
The building of these two homes will
The churches of Mill City have been give prospective home owners in this
holding Holy Week services together aiea a chance to see how the houses
again this year. The services are at are constructed. A committee of five,
the Community church near the Hill Bob Hill, Bob Veness, Charles Kelly,
top store. The schedule was set up as Carl Kelly and Don Moffatt met with
follows, under the general theme, “In representatives in Portland Sunday
and were taken through two of the
the Light of the Cross.’’
Monday: “Prayer in the Light of homes.
Mill City Churches
Observe Holy Week
Wills Brothers to Come
Here With Shingle Mill
Nat A. W Ils and John T Will- of
Sweet Home, owners of Wills Broth
ers Shingle Co., are purchasing a
tract of land in the Jahnke addition
to Mill City and will erect a shingle
In a telephone conveisation with
John Wills Wednesday forenoon, he
SCENE OF THE EAST SUPPE« From "THE KING OF KINGS'
'King of Kings’ To Be Shown
At Mill City Theatre Sunday
Speaks to Lions
stated they hoped to get at the work
here sometime this week.
A building 24x70 will be erected
for the mill proper and a pond w ill be
constructed, according to Mr. Wills.
In their present mill they have been
manufacturing red cedar shingles.
Mr. Wills stated that about nine
men would be employed on one shift
at the beginning of operations.
Logging Firm Coming
Another step forward for the canyon
aiea and Mill City will be the locating
here of Christian & Hickson Logging
Co., of Eugene, who are expected to
log in the Kenny Creek district for
Vancouver Plywood Co. This firm
plans on hiring all local help if pos-
Other deevlopments aie rumored
for this urea, but nothing definit«
has lien done at the present time.
Paul Bianilet, superintendent of
the Chemawa Indian school spoke to
Cecil B. DeMille’s immortal master
members of the Lions club here Mon
piece, "The King of Kings,” will be anti and navy camps and on several day night, following the dinner meet
brought to Mill City,
Oregon, on battlefront», in nearly every coun ing.
Easter Sunday, April 18, from 2 to 4 try in the world.
Mr. Bramlett stated the Indian sit
The original picture has been care
p. m. under the sponsorship of Salem
fully edited in lecent years, a number uation has been badly handled all
the Cross,’ Rev. Brewer of the Free
Council of Churches.
during the years, with the government
When Will Rogers saw Cecil De- of titles have been changed to bring blowing "hot and cold” at different
Tuesday: “Stewardship in the Light
Mille's King of Kings he said, "There
times in the desire to be of assistance Real Estate Begins To
of the Cross,” Minister Jull of the
will never be a gr eater picture because score based on Parzifal has been add to the Indians. He stated the govern
Change Hands In Gates
there is no greater subject.”
ment had given the Indians the poor
Wednesday: "Service in the Light
Now, after 27 years duiing which I ing Holy Week through the coopera est land on which to live.
GATES With the coming of spring
of the Cross,” Rev. Joiner of the ,
time it has been shown in neatly every tion of Christian businessmen and
In speaking of the work at their real estate has begun to move again
Community church, who will also con- j The Bonneville Power Administra country of the
school he told of the program they and several new families have moved
tion today awarded a contract for of times to millions and millions of though those who see the picture may have in force, and the plan being used into Gates to make their homes. The
duct a special Communion service.
Friday: “Salvation in the Light of I the construction of the 230-kv trans people, it still attracts nioie people help to meet the cost of bringing the to teach Indians the American way of Oak Park motel was sold last week
the Cross,” Rev. Vickers of the As- I mission line between Detroit and Al during Holy Week
wherever it is picture to Mill City by a free will of life. Supt. Bramlett said some of the to Mr. and Mr». Fred Kist, of Port
sembly chuich. All are invited to at bany to the Hallett Construction Co., I shown than any other religious pic- fering as they leave the theatre. Any students cannot speak English when land, who have taken possession and
and the Continental Co., both of Cros- ' ture. While most people do not go to funds contributed beyond actual local they arrive at the school.
tend the remaining services.
will manage the motel; Mr. and Mrs.
The churches of Mill City will share by. Minnesota, on their joint low hid i see the average picture but once, mil expenses will be used for the migrant I
The school has four points to teach Edward Titze sold their home this
in at) Easter sunrise service at 6:30 of $240,782. This transmission pio- lions go to see King of Kings every work in Marion and Polk counties their students, beginning with the week to Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Bond,
Easter Sunday morning at the As ject begins at tower 114 near Lyons, yeat and take their friends to enjoy this summer season.
fundamentals of English; health piac-i who with their two children moved
The local committee sponsoring the
into their new home Sunday. Mr. and
sembly of God church. All are invited. and terminate« at the new 230-kv this great experience. And surpris
and tices, vocational skills and teaching
The choir of the Mill City Presby section of Bonneville’s Albany sub ingly enough, there are still millions picture consists of Robert Veness
Mrs. Titze have purchased a home
them the way white men do things.
terian church will present its annual station now under construction. The who have never seen this great mas Rev. Noble Streeter.
One of the great handicaps the In in Salem but for the summer months
Easter choir concert Sunday at 7:30 length of the transmission line is 30.1 ter piece.
dian students have is that they have will be located in Mill City at the
p. m. Everyone is invited to hear thi- miles. The contractors will have 170
Among the records of the world’s
no blood relatives near them who are Silver Saddle trailer court.
calendar days to peiform right-of-way most tremendous historical
Newcomers to Gates are Mr. and
ir.spiring Easter music.
events, Oregon« Quota for Air
intere.-ted or care whether they suc
Mrs. Ray Britt and five children, Mr.
At the Mill City and Mehama Pres clearing, erection of 149 steel towers, and in all the greatest writings of Force Academy Is Three
ceed in life or not.
byter ian churches the message for stringing the conductor and overhead all times, nothing even remotely ap
The school works extensively with and Mrs. Austin Counts and five
Oregon boys interested in taking the
Easter Sunday will be: ‘The Trans ground wires, and erecting a tap line proaches the awe inspiring magni examination for appointment to the their students after they have been youngsters and Mr. and Mrs. Hamil
forming Power of the Risen Christ." and a tiansformer bay structure at ficence of the story of Jesus of Air Force academy, which will enroll placed on jobs following their gradua ton with their six children, all from
Special Easter music will be pre- the Santiam substation.
Nazareth, The King of Kings, whose its first class in July 1955 are in tion. They keep close track of them and Myrtle Creek, Oregon. The Britt
Upon completion of this transmis words and deeds have swayed human vited to send their names to Senator check to see if they are making prop family have rented the former Haun
sented. New members will be wel-
home; Mr. and Mrs. Counts, the Hud-
corned and received during the ser- sion line woik this fall, plus the work ity for almost two thousand years. Guy Cordon's office. 333 Senate Of er adjustment to their new life.
now under way by the BPA utility
Those who see “The King of Kings’’ fice Building, Washington. D. C., ac
Of the 50 students graduating this son hou.-e, back of the laundry and
The Palm Sunday sei vice of dedica crews, the Administration's new 150,- always report that it is a religious cording to word received today from year, all have been placed on jobs. At the Hamilton family are located in the
tion for the new- church at Mehama 000-kva 230 115-kv substation at Al expel ience. they will never foi get. i the Senator.
the school they now have about 600 foimer A. B Horne home.
Was attended by a cana^'-
lO’vd bany will be pla< ed in service. ^'ie Although
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Maun and two
made in' Oregon's quota is three, but each I -tudents. Slides of Indians in costume
children have rented the Collins house
from many communities and many energisation of the transmission line 1927, it
i was filmed so well that it has I senator and representative is author - were shown by Supt. Biamlett.
churches. An interesting ar.d inspir and substation will reinfol ce the Ad become the most enduring motion | ¡zed to nominate up to 10 young men
Vernon Todd gave induction ser- I and will move from the Struckmeier
ministration's existing 115-kv trans picture of all time, It is estimated I to take the competitive examination. vices for two new members, Lee Bas- home this week, Mr. and Mrs. Struck-
ing piogram was enjoyed by all.
mission lines between Albany and that a billion people have seen this ‘ Appointments will be made from sett and Jim Poole.
enmeier, who have managed the Oak
Little Northfork Area Hope Sal<'m. Albany and Toledo. Albany great picture in showing around the | among qualified candidates in order Prior to the speech by Supt. Bram Paik motel for the past year will
and Eugene and, Albany and Lebanon. world. W’ith the cooperation of local of merit.
lett, Marcella Warrinei and Sandra move into their own home just vaca
To Have Power
This new- facility will more than committees it has been shown not only
Olson sang two numbers. They were ted by the Haun family.
By Late This Summer
double the existing capacity in the in the theatres, but also in churches, least at first, at some already exist accompanied at the piano by Mrs. Lee
MEHAMA The Little North Folk central Willamette Valley and will I schools, pi isons, hospitals, homes in ing air force ba«e.
Ross. The girls plan on these numbers
area above Mehama is anticipating provide this area with a high-capacity i-------------------------------- :-------------------------
for the talent show which is being
electric sei vice by late summer, fol connection to McNary dam reinforced
sponsored by the Lions club. Tickets
lowing a recent meeting of potential by a correction to the geneiating
are being printed this week, and
u-ers and the local board of directors plant at Detroit dam.
members will have them for sale fol
of Benton-Lincoln Co-op.
lowing the meeting next Monday
The meeting was called to acct^rt I oral Men Figure In
The Three-links Club of the Santi
bids for dealing the right-of-way, a
More applicants are needed for the am Rebekahs held their regular meet
distance of 21’2 miles 50 feet wide,
show, and blanks can be received at ing at the home of Mrs. W. J. Robin
Two local men »ere injured in sep
up the North Fork. Only bidder was
the Post Office, at either school. Red son Tuesday evening of this week,
Giles Wagner and G. D. Myers for
X- White store and Silver Saddle Ser with President Ruth Hess and Secre-
Formation of a regional generating
$17,000. Clearing will be paid for, of The Enterprise.
tary Ann Crook in charge of the busi-
on a 50*7- basis of what is cleared.
At a hoaid meeting the fidlowing ness meeting.
are: J. E. Curette, president of the
until the job is done, Actual woik and Benjamin Dukait were injured hydroelectric power for the Pacific
were appointed on the Industrial com
A luncheon will be given by the
will begin immediately as right-of- when Graham's car left the road and Northwest was announced today by Montana Power company, Paul B. mittee: Harold Kliewer, Lee Ross,
club from 11 until 2 on May 16, at
way must be completed by August 1. rolled over. They were returning from j fjve of the region's utility companies. McKee, president of Pacific Power Carl Kelly, Martin Hansen,
Don the lodge hall, with the public in
Members present voted to assess Salem when the acident occured about Mountain States Power Company is X- Light company, T W. Delzell. board Jenkins, Don Moffatt, John Muir,
vited to participate. A nominal fee
one of the group of sponsors.
family to pro-
p.cential users $25 5 per
Charles Kelly and Bob Veness.
will be charged per plate.
Incoiporation papers for the new company, and A. W. Trimble, presi
vide the balance needed to pay for tolled over twice.
meeting of the club will be held on
May 11 at the home of Dean Jackson,
Whitie’s Sant am Cafe east of here west Power Company, have been filed company.
with Anna Crook assisting. At that
The five-company announcement
when a pickup truck and a car crash at Salem, Oregon, with $50,000.000 of
time a tea-towel shower for the lodge
ed together Sunday night.
Initial stated that the piogram was proposed
hall will be held.
In the pickup were Neil W. Pyle of plans would call for a $300,000,000 in keeping with the orderly develop
Those pi esent Tuesday night were
McMinnville, his son, Bobby and his to $500.000.000 construction program. ment of the resources of the North
Mabel Veteto, Ida Fleetwood. Eva
sister-in-law Mrs. Edith Pyle of Ix>g-
Purpose of the company is to con west.
Santiam Shuffleboard league is I Duffy, Gladys Lake. Mabel Yankus,
an, Utah. Harvey Meacham of Mill struct and operate laige power de
The plan was described as a reg
City was driver of the car. Both ve velopments needed to supply require ional venture to increase power supply still in a tie as Byron’s defeated the Dean Jackson. Rachel Olpistead, Jen-
hicle« were badly damaged.
ments of the 800,000 customers serv f’om large projects, which in no way Spillwa.v tavern and Meander Inn nie Davis, Ruby Brisbin. Lettie Swan,
Both Granam and Dukart were ed by members of the five-company change the independent operations downed the Cedars. The Lake also won Marie Stewart, Blanche Syverson,
Ada Dart, Anna Crook. Ruth Hess, El-
Final selections for Girls State, to shaken up, Dukart receiving facial group backing the plan. They are of the participating companies. Sole their game.
Being as Meander Inn and Byron’» sie Potter, who was a special guest,
b< field at Willamette University fiom lacerations and othet head injuries.
Pacific function of the new enterprise is to
Washington Water Power,
Mr. Pyle was taken to Santiam I p„WPr * Light, Mountain State« develop future power supplies for are tied foi first place two playoff and the hoste-s, Mel Robinson.
June 14 to June 20, have been made.
Carol Andreassen has been chosen Memorial hospital where he was ' Power,
General Electric the individual systems of the co games are to be played, points to be
operating utilities, it was stated.
carried, to dttermine the league win-
from Mill City high school and Patty treated for shock and minor cuts and and Montana Power companies.
Game Commission Planting
Stewart from Gates high school. bruises.
The five-company group serve ovei ner.
Already under investigation by the
Funds for Carol were donated by the I
Trout in Detroit Lake and
group are two projects on branches
Mill City Lions auxiliary. PT A, Worn- Pre-School Clinic To Be
of the Clearwater rivet in northwest ting nearly 50 per cent of all power Meander Inn Friday, Apiil 23 at 8 North Santiam River
er s club. Firemen’s auxiliaiy and Held Tuesday at Mari-Linn ern Idaho, which would produce 536, users in Oregon. Washington, noith p.m and the second game at Byron’s
DETROIT The State Game Com-
the Garden club, and for Patty by the
Sunday, April 25 at 7 p.m.
em Idaho and Montana
LYONS A pre-s<hool clinic will be 000 kilowatts of power, The new
mission is now in daily process of
held at Mari-Linn school Tuesday. generating company will continue
lost : planting Rainbow trout in the Detroit
The program is sponsored by the
present installed generating capacity
April 20 at 9 a. m. by the Linn County engineering investigations now being
2 Lake, the North Santiam river above
American Legion Auxiliary and
carried on by the companies on the of 1.400,000 kilowatts and estimate a Mill City Tavern
2 | the dam, and Breitenbush river. It is
nation-wide. One Girl Stater will be Health department. At this clinic the Clearwater projects.
and Meander Inn
joint need of between 150.000
children will be given a physical ex
4 I estimated that about 10 or 20,000
-osen to attend a session of Girls
Named as president of the
amination and any recommendation
7 tiout have been planted.
Nation at Washington, D. C.
city annually to meet the area's Cedars Tavern
The trout are from the I.eaburg
for correction will be discussed with Northwest Power Company
The gills are chosen for leadership,
hatchery on the McKenzie and the
.»rage. scholastic ability, honesty,
This examination also includes vis- ington Water Power company. Serv
tO process of planting
good health and personality.
on. height, weight, and urinalysis for' ing with him as Vice Presidents and Manv Attend Dedication
through the fishing season, or until
The week w-jll include a complete
the reserve on hand at the hatchery
sugar and albumin. Parents must be
Of Mehama Church
study of government besides special
Gates Boy Scouts To
is depleted, i eports state trooper, Ed.
present with their children. A signed City Council To Back
event such as stunt night, candle-
MEH AMA A large crowd attended Hold Benefit Dinner
certificate of physical examination by
l.g'nt ceremony, inauguration of gov
dedication services in the new Mehama
a qualified physician is required of Mill City Clean-up H ♦•«•k
The Gates Boy Scouts are holding
ernor of girls state and a style show.
At a meeting of the city council held Community Presbyterian church Sun
every «tudent enteiirg the first grade.
benefit dinner at the Gates high
Any member of the sponsoring
last Wednesday evening it was agreed day Following special service« In
Easter Morning Services
groups is invited to attend a s<
morning a no-host dinner was sei ved school Wednesday, April 28, with
Lyons Methodist Church
o' program of Girls' State as a pee
designated as Clean-Up Week. A11 at the club hou«e nearby.
LYONS— Easter morning service«
Marion Fork Fi-h Hatchery organizations of the city are asked
Highlight of the afternoon service key and all the trimmings make up
will be held at the Lyons Methodist
DETROIT—The Fish Comrr
to keep this in mind and to assist in was the fact
Prizes will be awarded to those church with the Sunday school pro
Eugene («leemen Coming
of the Marion Fork .Salmon ha
•sert church site
year since the
putting the project over.
selling the most tickets. First prize gram at 10 o’clock. Each class will
released 1.000,000 «teelhead ap
ToStaylon Tux*., April 27
the ground.” El
Among other business ma Ts af just a “hole
is a spinning reel, second prze, a present numbers of their own choos
The Eugene Gleemen, a group
of Jim service last, j
spinning rod, both donated by Gates ing.
hurch before it
b. -inessmen who sing for the joy of Chin
□ operate a held in the ol
In the evening there will be a
General store, anj third prize, $3 in
Th ii was tabled torn down.
«.-girg will put on a concert at the
special program, under the directron
upon m the near
Start»« Vnion high -chool, Tuesd.
Funds from the dinner *ill be used of Mrs. James H<dling«head, with E.
had attended dedica
lo the old rhtrrrh 59 to build a log cabin on a site east Thompson in charge of the scenery.
Various members of the church will
years ago. They were Luther Stoat, j of Gates, which was given to the
have part in the program. The publis
concert will be given
is invited to these services.
Memora al ho
Dr Rarrett , and Mae Patton.
Gets BPA Contract
Three Links Club
Plans May Luncheon
Five Companies Join
To Build Power Dams
Patty Stewart to
Attend Girls State
Local Taverns Tie in