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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 10, 1955)
THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATURE’S EMPIRE
M M BEK 45
Loses Life in
The body of James B. Adams, 42,
of Idanha, lost his life apparently
early Sunday morning, when his car
skidded off the highway and went
into Detroit reservoir at a point just
east of the place where the old
engineer’s office was located. Skid
marks showed he was evidently com
ing down the canyon when the acci
dent occured. He was seen in De
troit between the hours of midnight
and 1 a. m. Sunday.
A Salem woman reported the
tragedy about 1:30 p. m. Sunday
when she saw Adam's body floating
near an oil slick close to the shore.
Police said Adams was apparently
alone when his car made the fatal
plunge. There are no guard rails
at this point on the highway.
Police stated there was not much
hope of recovering the car, as it is
in about 200 feet of water.
Adams was born September 30,
1913, at Mayfield, Minn. His body
was shipped there Tuesday for burial.
He is survived by his mother, two
brothels and his sister.
Another Car Over Bank
Don Nesbitt came across another
accident on the North Santiam high
way Friday night, and took Fred
Staples, 49, of Portland, to San
tiam Memorial hospital where he
was treated for cuts and bruises.
His automobile went over the
bank near Detroit Dam.
MILL CITY. OREGON
THl’RSD \Y. NO5 EMBER 10. 1955
Man from State
Hospital Found Here
Fiank Bowman, 30, who was com-
Morris. He had been out of the hos
pital in Salem, was picked up in
Mill City Monday by Policeman Tom
Morris. He had ben out of the hos-
pital since Friday, and was evidently
on his way to Bend.
He came to Stewart’s Grocery, !
where he purchased some hamburg
er. He boasted to the Stewart’s and
Verne Shaw about his ability as a
fighter, and well he could, as he 1
was over six feet tall and very |
muscular. Shaw became suspicious |
of his actions and called the police.
Bowman made a boast that he once
knocked a rhinocerous cold with one
punch to the head.
When found he was near the Don
Carlson place. He was placed in the
city jail until guards from the hos
pital picked him up Monday after
Salem Men to Attend
Meeting of North Santiam
Chamber at Sublimity
$2.50 A YEAR. 10c A COPT
Final Game at
Lloyd Gift, Bonanza. Oregon, has
been named Pacific Northwest “Graaa-
man of the Year" for 1955 by the Port
land Chamber of Commerce.
received received a total of $1550 in
awards. He has turned unproduc
tive scab-rock land into profitable
grass range, increasing output per
acre 27 times.
— Out for Basket
“ Ball Squad Here
A delegation of Salem Chamber |
members will be present to take part I
in the next meeting of the North I
Santiam Chamber of Commerce, to ■
be held in Sublimity, Wednesday,)
November 16 according to
Tate, acting president.
Fred G. Starret, chairman
committee on tours, of the
I Chambe, stated a bus may be charter- •
Chamber, stated a bus may be chart-1
ered for the trip.
The Timberwolves dropped their
in al game of the season at Philo-
math last Friday by «a 7-12 score.
The Wolves nut on half a dozen
«coring drives, most of which were
broken up by fumbles. Dick Crook
scored in the first period and a pass
from Lloyd Ross to Maurie Bassett
added the extra point. Just before
the half ended Philomath’s Roger
Smith intercepted a Mill City pass
and went 53 yards to make the score
The second half raw the Timber
wolves move up and down the field
with the drives usually winding up
in a fumble. With five minutes left
to play, an 81 yard pass play from
Smith to Lynn Roberts gave Philo
math the final 12-7 edge. The Wolves
played without the services of Don
Lemke and lost three other regulars
during the game.
Dale Walczak led the Mill City de-
fense and Arnes Jackson piled up
113 yards from scrimmage.
The League is in somewhat of a
turmoil due to rescheduled games
but it is thought the outcome is
ubout like this:
w L Pct.
6 1 1.000
Stores Here To
Close on Friday
I Most all business houses in Mill
¡City will be closed Friday of this
week in honor of Veterans day.
A survey of the town showed that
I nearly all businesses will close to
pay hommage to the veterans of all
1 wars. A call to other parts in the
, lower canyon revealed that Ken Gol-
I liet at. Mehama, Thiel’s Store and
I Lyons Food Market, and Gates Gen-
| oral Store will also be close Friday.
Open House At
A large crowd of parents and in
terested friends attended the annual
“open house” of the Mill City High
school from 7:30 until 9:30 Monday
night at th ■ high school building,
i The chorus opened the program with
1 two songs.
Members of the student council,
; headed by Chick Kuhlman as presi-
i dent, put on one of their regular
meetings, giv .ig the parents a better
idea of “students in action." A read
ing, entitled "I Speak for Democra
cy," was given by Rosalie Bassett.
Installation ceremonies conducted
by Kuhlman, assisted by other mem
bers of the Honor Society, Ellen
Shelton, Camille Goble, Rosalie Bas
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Kershaw of sett and Jackie Bickett, were im
Dayton, Wyo., completed a deal this pressively put on by candlelight for
week, whereby they became owners of five new members inducte<$ into
the Gates Geneial Store, which has membership. Those inducted were:
been operated for the past six years Jan Ross, Ann Hirte, Bunny Caudle,
and a half by Mr. and Mrs. Floyd i Ida Mae Barr and Lahny Podrabsky.
"American Education Week,” the
The Kershaws are not new to topic used by Principal Howard
Oregon, as they lived in Corvallis Means for his speech, included a
about 12 years ago. They have had timely discussion of the many ‘helps'
about 12 years experience in the mer a present-day education offers to
chandise business, and state they are the student through modern school
well pleased with the Gates area and facilities.
the North Santiam canyon, stating
All departments of the school,
"it is one of the most beautiful plac including the gymnasium, the shop,
es we have seen.” They will take art and science looms, library, and
' over active management of the busi the unique homemaking house. Fir
ness Saturday morning.
Manor, were open for inspection of
Mr. and Mrs. Völkel will continue the visitors, with all instructors
to make Gates their home, where Mr. standing by to conduct tours and an
Völkel is postmaster. They have swer questkins.
other property in the Gates area.
Refieshments were served in the
The Kershaws and their two child recreation room, as well as at Fir
ren, Arlene, who is in the sixth grade Manor, by members of the Home Ec
and Billy, in the fourth grade, are daises.
making their home in one of the \’ol-
The students, faculty, and custod
kcl apartments at the present time. ians, as well as members of the
board of education, are to be con
gratulated on the excellent appear
ance of the buildings, for which alt
concerned are justly proud.
Buy Store from
Völkel at Gates
Basketball practice started at Mill
City high school Tuesday, Novem
ber 8, with 36 candidates reporting
I to Head Coach Burton Boroughs
|and Junior Varsity Coach Walter
• Returning lettermen are Dick
"Broiling Start to Finish"
I Crook, Donald Ellingson, Lloyd Ross,
To Be Theme of Mehama I Initation ceremonies were put on by j “"d Edward Gregory, seniors, and
I by Santiam Rebekah Lodge at the hall l«”e junior. Ronald Lemke.
Extension Unit Meeting
MEHAMA—The Mehama Home Wednesday evening, November 2, for | _ Other varsity prospects are Gary
Bevier, a freshman; Terry Muir, j
Extension unit met at the Women’s Mrs. Bessie Bassett with Julia Bas
Bruce Thomas, , Kenneth Epperson, | The Marion County Council of Par
club house Wednesday, November 2 sett, a past N.
for an all-day meeting starting at grand during the inititory work. Pre Arnie Jackson, Dale Walczak, and ent-Teacher Association met in the
10:30. Mrs. Ercill Wilson and Mrs. I siding over the i remainder” of the Harold Kliewer, juniors. Seniors are Mill City High School auditorium Wed
Lilly Wolfkiel were project leaders work was the present noble grand, Charles Kuhlman and Maurie Bas nesday evening, November 2, with the
sett, members of last year’s Junior president, Lula Marschat (Mrs. L.
and ably presented the project, “It's Marie Stewart.
E.) of Salem presiding. Mihutes and
The drill team was directed by v*rsity.
Always Salad Time.'' The members
brought hot dishes and desserts Ruth Hess, with Mabie Veteto in ' This year’s schedule includes 18 communications were read by the sec
league games with two non-league retary, Harriett Smart, also of Salam,
which with t he salads’prepared were charge of the degree work.
During the business session, second games with Gervais. Also Browns and the treasurers repoit was given
served as a buffet luncheon at noon
GATES—The Gates PTA met
by the hostesses, Mrs. Don Callahan, nominations for next term’s officers ville high school is tentatively- by Al Nesbitt of Mill City.
It was mentioned that there are now Thursday evening, November 3 in the
Mrs. Horace McCarley and Mrs. Art resulted in the following: Ruth Hess, scheduled for January 21.
Mill City should be well repre 29,000 members of the PTA in the high school, with a good attendance.
A check for $42,008.46 will tie pre
noble grand; Dorothy Vail and Mabel
The business meeting was held in I Veteto both having declined for vice- sented as to height with four of the State of Oregon.. Reports of the var. President Richard Parker presided sented Monday by Pacific Power A
the afternoon with Mrs. Harry | grand, Mabel Yankus was nominated; returning lettermen stretching to ious chairmen were as follows: legis at the business session. The meeting Light Company in payment of its
Monroe, chairman presiding. Mrs. i Esther Cline and Lettie Swan, for six feet or better. Everything points lative, Evangeline Williams; scholar of the executive board was reported, 1955 property texes in Marion
Giles Wagner. A.C.W.W. chairman treasurer; and Ida Fleetwood, as sec to a good season and with a little ships, Richard Sorick.; PTA magazine, | the budget for the coming year read county, according to R. L. Stewart,
luck and hard work Mill City should Mrs. David Tumey, who also men and approved.lt was agieed to start local manager for the power com
gave her first report on India and retary.
tioned the weekly program over the regular meetings of the associa pany.
Mrs. Milton Roten, Health and Safe I Reports were given by those atten be up around the top again.
This year's manager will be Her KOAC every Wednesday at 2 p. m.; tion at 7:30 instead of 8 o’clock a*
A check for $210,103.05 for taxes
ty chairman gave an interesting and ding the “get-together at the Odd
fellows’ Home in Portland the previous schel Clark. The roster includes the health, Mrs. L. S. Shuford, whose re- in the past. The group decided to in Linn County is also ready to be
instructive 1 eport of Civil Defense.
I port was elaborated on by Dr. Stone, make the Hallowe'en party for the presented by the company.
The January meeting will be on . Sunday, when a birthday cake and following boya:
Seniors-—Maurie Bassett, Lloyd Marion County Health Department pupils an annual affair, to be held
Stewart pointed out that the conv
“Broiling Start to Finish.” This ¡gifts honored Mis. Augusta Fleet-
Ross, Charles Kuhlman, Dick Crook, | physician.
the evening of October 31, each pany’s tax payment was $4,668.91
project will probably be more ex ■ weed and Billy Eidler, residents.
Program chairman, Don Patch an- year.
higher than last year, representing
Discussion was held concerning the Eddie Gregory, Don Ellingson and
pensive than most of the others so
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Vail made an increase of approximately 12.5
| nounced the interesting program, be-
it was voted that each member would t gathering of toys for an orphanage Wayne Hollibaugh.
Podrabsky, I ginning with a flute ensemble from reports on the proper procedure for per cent.
bring 10c to that meeting to help • or other needy children at Christmas
Michael Thomas, Larry Urban, Daryl the Mill City band, directed by Earl sending a boy and girl to Boys and
Pacific’s total property tax paid in
cover the costs. There were 20 mem | time.
bers and visitors present at the I At the refreshment hour, those hav Shepherd, Douglas Hirte, and Dale Loucks. Mr. Patch introduced WiUard Girjs State, Mrs. Vail reported the 26 counties in Oregon this year a-
Bear as moderator of a four-member application and money for the girl mounts to $2,374,231.19. This amount
ing birthdays in the months from Smith.
Juniors—Teiry Muir, Kenneth Ep panel who discussed the topic “What must be sent in by March. Mr. Vail lie $186,795.81 larger than it was in
! June to January were honored at
especially decorated tables depicting person, Donald Lemke, Dale Walcaak, is Right With Our Public Schools?” will report more information on this 1954. an increase of 8.5 percent.
the month of their birth. Beautiful Ames Jackson, Harold Kliewer and Other members of the panel giving at a later date. Mrs. A. T. Barnhardts
very enlightening talks were Miss first graders received the treat, Fri
arrangements of wild crab-apple and Bruce Thomas.
Freshmen—Gary Bevier, Thomas Jean Spaulding, a superintendent of el day, for having the most parents Senior Class To Present
fire-thorn were effectively used in
Fencl, Bill Longnecker, Ronnie Kuhl ementary education, who asserted "We present at the meeting. A film "Free-
Play Friday, November 18
Serving on the committee were man, Brian Moffatt, Donald Cree, Do Teach the Fundamentals,” John Idom tv Learn”, was shown. Pupils of
The Seniors of Mill City high
The Mill City Ministerial Asso Antonia Thomas, Vera Hathaway. Louis Morgan, Bill Hedge, Harvey ¡Conway, a superintendent of secon the fourth grade were presented in
M-hool are preparing their class play,
ciation met Monday evening in the Esther Cline, Grace Hutchinson and Bodda, Albert Nichols, Jim White, dary education, who spoke of “The a reading, "Little Orphan Annie.”
Hostesses serving were Mrs. Frank “Time Out for Ginger,” which will
Community church, with all memb Joan Cauble. Forty-five wete present. Fred Smith, Eugene Skaug, Bob (Importance of Fun and Activities” in
Boroughs, Dewey Farren and Rich ! the school curriculum, and Dick Sor- I Novak, Mrs. Merle Devine, Mrs. B. be presented in the high school
ers present. After a brief devotional
by the host pastor, R. F. Taft,
' ick, director of certification and teach D. Bumgarner and Mrs. Grace Myers. I auditorium November 18 at 8 p. m.
This is a three-act comedy by Ronald
President Vickers had charge of the Lyons Kindergarten Holds
er training, who told of the "Kind of
business meeting. The main item of First Class With 23 Present
Training” expected of our teachers.
Leading roles are being played by
business was the completion of plans | LYONS—The first kindergarten
It was stated during the discussion Lions Auxiliary To Have
Jan Ross and Chuck Kuhlman, with
for the Union Thanksgiving Service class was held Tuesday morning at
I that Oregoon ranks at the very top Family Night December 5
Barbara Podrabsky playing the title
which will be held at the Commun the Catholic community hall, with
‘ in the teaching of fundamentals of
The Milt City Lions Club Auxiliary role.
ity church Wednesday evening, No Mr«. Alice Huber instructor, and 23
i learning, and that Oregon has one of
Supporting characters are Rose
vember 23, at 7:30 o’clock.. Each of children enrolling. Mrs. Effie Moore
Miss Dolores Poole, daughter of the highest stadards for teachers in met recently at the home of the
president, Mrs. Robert Veneaa. It Fleming, Camille Goble, Don Eiling-
the ministers will have a part in and Mrs. Elizabeth Carter were help Mr. and Mrs. James Poole of Mill City I the United States.
and a Senior at Oregon College of
At the close of the session the edu- was voted by the group to "adopt” a •on, Maurie Bassett, Dick Crook,
ers for the morning.
The offering received at the serv
and parents, refreshments were needy blind child at the Salem Blind Eddie Gregory and Jo Bell. Roberta
ice will be sent to the “Share Our served the children by Mrs. Huber lected as one of thirteen outstanding served in the basement recreation school to be remembered with gifts, Loucks is business manager and Mrs.
Surplus" project through which each during the lunch period. Enrolling students at the college for listing in room by a group of the Mill City PTA toys, and clothing during the year. Robert Boak is director.
A family night dinner and enter
dollar given will provide $20 worth were Linda and Lee Olmstea«^ James “Who’s Who Among Students in ( members,
______ , president of whom is Mrs.
nt food for hungry people of the Brown, Mary Wilson, Nancy Owen, American Universities and Colleges.” | Al Nesbitt. Represented were Au- tainment is being planned for Mon
world. The public is invited to the 1 Gary Chase, Jimmy Rockwell, John The group was presented before the | burn< Aumsville, Englewood, Gates, day, December 5, Members started Explorer Scouts To Have
[ Brusasco, Glendan Scott, Myla Allen, school assemblage last Friday night . Hayesville, Hoover, Jefferson, Keiser, to work on stamped embroidery Fish Fry Saturday Night
goods for a bazaar scheduled for
| Patricia Mason, Richie Manning, during homeceming activities by Dr. ([^alie. Morningside, Parrish, Rich- next year. One-half of the proceeds
Dutch Steiner, scoutmaster, this
Hollis Crandell, Connie Walker, Re. E. Lieuallen, college president. I mond, and North Salem Senior High of the endeavor will go to the blind week is announcing that Explorer
Listed as accomplishments of the associations.
i Donald Geraths, Douglas Erickson,
school, as sight conservation is the Post No. 49 is sponsoring a fish fry
Carl Goschie, Raymond and Marilyn I well-known girl were the following:
at the Legion hall here Saturday
national project of Lions clubs.
Spencer. Cindy Hurst, Sandra War | presindent of Sigma Epsilon Pi, vice-
wick. Helen Grosso, and Cheryl Pen president of Phi Beta Sigma, and Todd
The dinner will be served between
hostess at the close of the meeting.
Hall social chairman, committee on
DETROIT—A choir composed of nington.
the hours of 7 and 9, and the public
which she has served included fresh
adults and teenagers, just recently
be November 16, a week early due to is invited to attend. A dance will be
man week and a number of dance com
organized, sang for the first time
held following the dinner.
purchase Thanksgiving, with Mabel Hunter as
Sunday morning at the Detroit
An advance ticket sale is being
Also included in the thirteen was
carried on by the boys. Money from
John Davis of Idanha, a graduate of Christmas tree were made by the
The choir at present has a mem
the event will be used for scout work.
His activities ' Woman’s Civic Club at a recent
bership of 14. Stanley White is con
Detroit High School.
ductor Anyone interested in joining
Santiam Canyon Extention
The ham dinner put on by the Mill
the choir is asked to attend Thursday
Only a smal vote was cast at the presndent, yell king io 1953-54; junior Bryant. About 20 members were
City PTA last Sunday in the grade
Unit To Meet Nov. 16
evening practice at 8 o’clock at the ' city election here Tuesday, when a class vice-president in 1954-55; Grove present.
The Santiam Canyon Extension school cafeteria under the leadership
Detroit sported its first community
I mayor and two councilmen were co-editor, 1954-55. eH is on the honor
will hold their regular Novemb of Al Nesbitt, ways and means chair
Hostesses last Thuiwday were
rolL has a membership in Theta Delta
man, was adjudged a real success,
J. C. Kimmel, present mayor re- Phi and D’OCE-Do, and has served on the combined sponsorship of the Civic er meeting on November 16 this
Mrs. Gordon Skidmore and Mrs.. Ray
month. The date has been advanced with *78.00 being cleared. Member«
ceived 51 votes, to ertum him to committees for homecoming, folks club, and the Detroit merchants.
Sophy. Refreshments were served.
who assisted were especially ap
At the meeting, plans were also on account of Thanksgiving.
' office There were seven scattering festival, and freshman week
This will be a all-d*y meeting, preciative of the fine help donated
discussed for the Christmas party
by Mrs. Gladys Podrabsky, «chool
There will be a nursing conference
Tex Blazek and K»d Thoms.« «pent which will be held December 15 at beginning at 10:30, with the lesson
Don Jenkins received 42 votes and
cook, who made all the rolls and pie,
with immunization at Detroit school Frank Hunter 47 for the position of a few days Last week in th« La-
and greatly helped in the planning
November 17 from 10 a. m. until councilmen. There were nine scat- Grande area elk hunting, but had no Co-hostesaes were Mrs. Glen David
I extension leader from Salem
son and Mrs. Ralph Swayze
1 tering vote« for these offices
For Rebekah Lodge
County Council PTA
Meeting Held Here
Gates PTA Plans To
Make Party Annual
Service To Be Held
Dolores Poole in College
"Who's Who" Book
Choir Organized for
Church at Detroit
Detroit Plans More
Lights for Yule Tree
Small Vote Cast
At City Election
Pacific Power Tax
Higher This Year