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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1955
Santa To Be
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NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS
Beginning January 1, 1956, the subscription rate
of the Mill City Enterprise will be $3.00 in Marion
and Linn counties and for all other points will be
$3.50 per year, payable in advance. Increase in the
cost of newsprint and other factors connected W’ith
the business make this move necessary at this time.
Subscribers are asked to check the address labels
on their Enterprise this week. The first number
tells the month which the subscription expires and
the second number the year. Thus if your address
label reads 11-55, it would mean that your subscrip
tion expired November 1, 1955. Please check your
label, and if in arrears, mail your check in before
January 1 to get under the old rate.
Gates to Host
I .The annual Santa Claus party
which is put on each year by the
■Fiiemen’s Auxiliary will be held at
■a «sai - the fire hall Saturday afternoon
Rumors have been making
from 2 until 4 o’clock, according to
Election of officers was the main
L-Buy ChrisWroa Seals. J Mrs. Tom Morris.
rounds during the past few weeks
I order of business at the North San-
that the Idanha Lumber Co., has been
Santa will be present to greet the
I tiam Chamber of Commerce meet-
sold and that the mill will be shut
youngsters of the community. He
I ing held at Sublimity last Wednes
down and dismantled.
will pass out bags of candy and nuts.
day night, when George Tate, vice
This week, Ralph Adams, Jr. of the
Funds for this event are raised by
president, had charge of the meeting.
Idanha Lumber Co., T. G. Freres of
the Auxiliary concession stands at
Mr. Tate told of the development
Freres Lumber Co., and Walter Mil
' the firemen’s annual benefit.
of this part of the country and stat
ler of Mt. Jefferson Lumber Co.,
The Auxiliary members will en-
ed that timber was the main stay of
have issued the following statement:
| tertain their husbands at a party I
business and that everything should
“The sawmill and timber of the
1 Saturday evening.
be done to protect this crop. He
Idanha Lumber Co. have been sold
I also mentioned that up to this year
The Ford Foundation Monday gave
to the Freres Lumber Co., Inc., and away a half billion dollars, which is
|82tk% of all the bentgrass seed in
the Mt. Jefferson Lumber Co., Inc., 1 the largest single gift in the history
the United States was raised in the
as of December 8, 1955. The Idanha 1 of philanthropy. Of this amount
Sublimity-Stayton area. “The trend
Lumber Co. will continue to operate ' $3,653,200 went to Oregon colleges
Roach New Scoutmasters
is to move into the rural areas,”
the sawmill until the supply of and hospitals.
At the meeting of the Lions club
said Mr. Tate. "Good highways and
logs in storage is gone, and will | Santiam Memorial hospital at
fast transportation is shrinking the
Monday night, President Howard
thereafter continue to ship such lum I Stayton received $10,000 from the
size of our world, so to speak. People
Means showed a petition from a
ber as remains on hand, probably I foundation.
now think nothing of driving 30 or
group of boy scouts, asking the club,
finishing around March 1, 1956.
Miss Camille Goble, daughter of which sponsors the scouts to find a
I 40 miles to their daily jobs, thus
I Mr. and Mrs. Verda Goble was re
“Because of an indefinite timber
The City council at the December property in this area will increase
scoutmaster, so they can continue
supply, the new owners are unable
| cently chosen to represent Mill City their program. This was done, and session discussed the possibility of in value each year as residents of
to make any statement at this time
I High school in the D.A.R. “Good Walter Jackson and Robert Roach 24-hour police protection for Mill cities seek better living conditions in
as to the future operation of the mill.
j Citizen” contest. Miss Goble was have volunteered to take on the task, City. At the present time there is one the country."
However, it is definitely understood
I chosen by the high school faculty President Means stated there was I policeman and one part-time patrol
A report of Secretary Wright in
that the mill will not be dismantled
on the basis of dependability, serv need for a cub scout program and man. Nothing definite was settled formed the group that a balance of
in the immediate future, and not in
ice and leadership.
den mothers aie needed. Any mother at the meeting. Police Chief Clarence $617.13 remained in the treasury in
any case until all possible approaches I Scio Grade school Friday evening by
Each “Good Citizen” chosen will wishing to help with this program is Meader and Street Maintenance Man the general fund and that there was
to the timber procurement problem a 19 to 14 score. The half-time score receive a certificate of award and
$56.50 in the sign fund. Mr. Wright
asked to contact Mr. Means at once. Arthur Hedge were both given
[was 11 to 8 for Mill City.
have been explored.”
citizen pin. These awards
gave a brief resume of the activities
Don Howe was top scorer for the a good presented to her in March I The Lions completed the flooring raise in salary.
If present plans do not go amiss of the Chamber during the past
project at the scout cabin following
i winners with 10 points. Howe and [
' James Baughman played a fine at a tea _ given in honor of the winners the meeting Monday night. This has the Mill City police car will be year.
in this district by the Chemeketa been a long job for the club members, equipped with a mobile telephone
Gale Christensen of Stayton was
I game for the home team.
Chapter of the D.A.R. The mother of
Mill City, 19
14, Scio each winner is also invited to be a and several have been putting in,shortly after the first of the year, elected president of the group, with
many hours for some time to com- This will mean that the patrol car Floyd Völkel, Gates, as vice presi
I Meinert, 2
0, Bilyeu special guest at this meeting.
plete the project.
t niay be contacted at any time through dent. Lindsey Wright was re-elected
j Thomas, 0
F 2, Westinghouse
One girl will be chosen from each
There will be a meeting of the club the telephone office, This will enable secretary-treasurer.
4, Calkins of the four districts of the state.
Directors elected at the meeting
j Howe, 10
2, Kaline She will be given a district prize of at Friendship hall Monday night, ■ the police to give much better serv-
LYONS—The Mari-Linn school Baughman, 6 !
6, Moore a $25 savings bond. She will also be when Carl Kelly will be in charge of ice, and will keep him in constant were Gary Neal, Sublimity; Byron
j touch with the telephone office when Shuck, Stayton; Jerry Coffman, Me
Officials, Lawrence Poole, Leo
will present their Christmas pro
invited to the State Conference of
out on patrol.
hama; Albert Toman and Don Mof-
gram Thursday evening, December Poole.
the D.A.R. The winner of the state
niso coming up for
oiscussion was fatee,
Mill City travels to Stayton Fri- contest will receive a $100 savings
22 in the gymnasium. It will be di
I the collection of delinquent city li-1 Gates; Wayne Halseth, Detroit; Már
rected by Duane Burgess. The pro day evening for what is usually the bond.
cense fees for the privilege of doing I ion Aiderman, Idanha, and Ray Sis-
gram will begin with Christmas se toughest game of the year.
Miss Goble has been a leader in
business in the city.
‘ cho, Elkhorn.
Girls Lose Volleyball Game
lections by the Mari-Linn 37-piece
high school activities. She is editor
A film was shown by the enter-
band and numbers by the pre-school
of the annual, secretary of her class,
and will soon be installed at sixth tainment committee, and lunch was
Playing the preliminary to
feated by Scio 40 to 36. After a member of the National Henor So
The Christmas operetta “Christ- slow start the local girls caught and ciety, and has participated in several high school game Friday, the Mill and Cedar and S. E. Hazel, accord- served by a group of ladies from
City town team steamrolled over the I *ng to Commissioner Hill.
mas Fun in ’91” will be presented, passed their opponents, but they of the school plays.
' 2“.! The
visiting Detroit town team 83-23.!
Thc city purchased some property I | The January meeting will be held
The cast consists of: Mother, Patsy couldn’t quite last out the hectic
With big Ollie Muise leading thelfr°ni Stanley Ogden to make a drain | at 4 f Gates.
Wagner, Father, Domynic Quinter, final minutes. Sandra Meader WM
way with 34 points, Mill City jumped field 'n Lark addition, where there-----------------------
the children, Harry, Jack Goodell, jr., high scorer for Mill City with It
to a 16-9 first quarter lead and a ^*s
Dick, Gerald Goschie; Susan, Ruth points. The halftime score was Scio
35-14 half time lead. Mill I__ .
Ann Phillips; Sarah, Nadine Carr; 25, Mill City 12.
__ _ poured
j ] Members at the council meeting ; —. e
it on in the
Marie, the French maid. Irene Turn
final” periods leading 59-18 and final-
Boh Hill, Ed Cooke, Arlo Tuers, I (hrKtlTIAQ P^rtV
er; Jeeves, the butler, Ronald Spell
Frank J. Brasmer, son of Mr. and ly 83-23.
Mayor Kimmel and Recorder Goldie wl II IOI11 IGO I Ul I J
meyer: Gustaf th, bak^r, Melvin
Other leading scorers were EJton . Rambo. CouncilmeH-elect Don Jenk-1 G ATES—Tbe Gates firemen were
, Mrs. George M. Biasmer, Box 394,
Meirose; grandfather/ Michael Cru-
Idanha/ Oregon, has been accepted Gregory with 17 and Leo Poole
*“ in» and Frank Hunter, who ~
1,1 * be
“ hosts Saturday evening at a Christ
son; The Christmas Spirit, Bonnie
by Northrop Aeronautical Institute 12, both of Mill City. Gerald Vickers jsworn •" “t the January meeting mas party, held in the Gates com
Cruson, and others.
Inglewood, California for enroll and Gerry Guslin lead .. Detroit
with ! were “ also present.
munity house with their wives and
The director is being assisted by
The Mill City Timberwolves and
friends as guests. Cards, dancing, a
James Wright, principal;
Martha Gates High School Pirates met on the ment in the Aeronautical Engineer six each.
He is joining hundreds Mill City 83
bounteous repast and gift exchange
Poole, piano acompanist; Reane local floor for their first league ing course.
provided entertainment for the even
Fletcher, Hazel Wirth, Jan Powell, game Friday night, with the Gates of other young men from every E. Gregory, 17
Elva Kuiken, Katie Skillings, Viola team coming out on the short end state and many foreign countries who B. Gregory, 8
are pursuign their aeronautical stud Muise, 34
Those present included Fire Chief
Helsel, Ivan Smith and Ralph Hurst. 67-22.
and Mrs. L. L. Rynearson, Mr.
The first quarter score ended ies at Northrop. Frank, a veteran L. Poole, 4
3, Ketchum ; Orville _ Downing
with the locals leading 18 to 2. The of Korea with service in the U. S. Leo Poole, 12
elected and Mrs. Bruce Thomas, Mr. and
second team took over the next Army, is a graduate of St- Helens j Reserves scoring Mill City, Low- president of the Gaynighters Square Mrs. Don McWhirk, Mr. and Mrs.
jery 6, E. Thornley, 2. Detroit,, . dance club at their meeting Satur- Albert Millsap, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
quarter, with each team scoring four High School, St. Helens, Oregon.
points. Haltime score was Mill City 1 Choosing the ever-growing aircraft I Guerir 4.
1 day night. Other officers elected Swaim, Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Allen,
industry for his future career and
22, Gates six.
1 were Frank Spellmeyer, vice presi- Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Kershaw, Mr. and
The third quarter was all Mill City. Northrop Institute because of its ac
Approximately 350 of
i dent, and Alma Spellmeyer as secre- Mrs. Bob Kelle, Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Herron, Mr. and Mrs. Don Hiner,
blueback salmon liberated from Sut The Timberwolves built up a com creditation and wide industry recog
tle lake facilities of the state fish manding lead with the starting five nition, Frank expects to complete his
Mrs. Downing was presented a Mayor and Mrs. W. R. Hutcheson,
commission in 1952 came back from scoring 28 points to make it 50 to 14. intensive Aeronautical Engineering
card and a money gift from the Mr. and Mrs. Orville Nygaard and
Gates put up a gallant fight but studies in two years. He will be a
the sea this fall and were noted at
club members in appreciation for Mrs. Margaret Clise, who with her
the commission’s salmon weir on the was outmanned by experience and graduated as a qualified aeronautical
Thursday evening, December 8, the help she has given the club the accordeon furnished music for the
engineer and may then be employed Lillian Smith, advisor, and Dorothy
Metolius river, according to M. T. superior height.
past year. Alma Thomas, out-going dancing. Those present are looking
22, Gates by one of the major airlines or air- Vail, assistant advisor, of Beta secretary read a poem she had for a “repeat” in the near future.
Hoy, state fisheries director. Hoy Mill City, 67
15, Moore ciaft manufacturers.
sess in the migration evidence of Gregory, 18
Kappa Theta Rho No. 58, surprised written especially for the occasion.
success in attempts to establish a Lemke, 4
the girls at their regular meeting
The group will meet New Year’s
run of these fish in Suttle lake, via Ellingson, 12
with a Christmas party.
i Eve for dancing and a pot luck
Lake creek and the Metolius.
The meeting was brief with elec lunch at midnight.
The commission has been liberat Bassett, 2
tion of officers the only business of J
Reserves scoring, Mill City, Ross
ing blueback fingerlings in the lake
the evening. After closing the meet
for the past four years. About 45 4, Thomas 7, Muir 2, Bevier 6, Kuhl
ing the girls sang Christmas carols
The Mill City Elementary school
per cent of the 51,000 young salmon I man 2. Gates, Vail 4.
According to Ralph Millsap, vice then exchanged gifts and presented
I will put on a Christmas program at
released late in 1954 were counted
president of Portland General Elec their “big sisters” with Christmas
1 the grade achool gymnasium Thura-
moving out of the lake on the way
tric, construction of Pelton dam on I gifts.
I day evening, December 22, starting
to the ocean in May and June this |
the Deschutes river is scheduled to
The girls, their big sister, Rebekah
Mrs. Clarence Meader is still con- ' at 8 o’clock. In charge of directing
get under way this spring.
members and advisors then all ga-1 fined to the Klickitat Valley hospital th« affair •«* Mrs Janiea
Another 50,000 little bluebacks '
Millsap, who is the son of Mr. and thered around the decorated table,
in Goldendale as the result of an
grown at the Metolius river salmon
and Mrs. Albert Millsop of Gates, which was lighted with red candles automobile accident which occured u Ch.ldren from all eight grades
hatchery were liberated in the lake [ Partial returns for the 1955 announced that the Warm Springs and trimmed with holly.
recently. Mrs Meader, wife of Chief
this fall, Irvine French, director of i Christmas seal sale have been an- 1 Indians had voted 5 to 1 to accept
The advisors presented each person of Police Meader, who had accom- play, entitled
nt 1 , “Christmas
—i With the
fish culture for the commission, said. I nounced by the Marion County Tub- I the company proposal for rental of present with a Christmas corsage panied her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
“■ ,” which will
Wo™n „2** Sb®».
and each girl with a gift of match- Felix Lucier to Goldendale to attend be In two parts. There are many
I erculosis and Health Association, and ; the dam site.
i ing tie and earrings or cuff links, the funeral of a relative was injured musical numbers included, both solos
| show a total for the county of
High School Gets Good
and each Rebekah member with a on the return trip. As they were and chorus numbers.
i $12.200. The safe, which opened
Attendants for Daly
Rating from Association
Christmas handkerchief. A candy
Mrs. Hale states one of the little
November 16, is still in progress and
coming down a hill they hit a slick
cane favor was at each place.
Mill City High school has been reminder letters are now being sent Wedding Are Named
has already come down with
spot and the ear went out of con 1 . fairies
the measles, but they are keeping
The advisors then served ham, trol crashing into a truck
notified that it has been accepted as out. Receipts from this part of the
Miss A Iona Fay Daly has an-
completely approved by the North county as of December 10 are: Mill nounced her attendants for her forth potato salad, baked beans, hot rolla, trailer.
their fingers crossed and hoping for
west Association of Secondary and , City $223; Detroit, $30, and Idanha coming marriage to Richard C. Hase- cranberry sauce, pickles, and cocoa
Mrs. Meader and her mother were the best.
High Schools at its recent meeting $32.25.
man, Jr., which is scheduled for four or coffee. After the supper the girls thrown from the car, the truck pas-
Seal sale chairmen from this area o’clock, the afternoon of December danced.
sing over Mrs. Lucier and also Mrs.
The Northwest Association each are Mrs. A. E. Nesbitt, Mill City; 24, at the First Christian church.
Meader. The truck came to a atop
year reviews the programs of the Mrs. Lloyd Ketchum, Detroit; and
Matron of honor for her sister
while the rear wheels of the truck
member schools and makes recom ' Mrs. Roselle Myers, Idanha.
will be Mrs. Wilbur Meinert, with
were on top of Mrs. Meader. She
mendations for improvement. This
Mrs. Marvin Bibler of Salem, Miss .
was pinned under the wheels for 45
year marks the first time that the Wolves Defeat St. Paul;
I Dolores Poole of OCE and Miss Leia |
Janet Beilin, Mehama, who was
minutes before equipment arrived to
local high school has been completely
| Kelly of Oregon State, as brides-1
raise the truck. She was further in the 1953 United Nations Pilgrim
approved without recommendations Play St. Boniface Friday
Heavy rains and melting snows jured when the jack slipped drop sponsored by the IOOF-Rebekah
Mill City copped its second league
Lighting candles will be the twin . over the weekend causad another ping the truck back onto her.
lodges was notified recently that she
game Tuesday night at St. Paul I sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Mein heavy runoff of water into Detroit
Mr. Meader, who visited her this had won a national essay contest.
by lowering the boom on that team ert, Mark and Clark.
Legion To Have Annual
reservoir. In one 24 hour period a week stated she is coming along as The subject of the essay was “What
52-37. Don Lemke with 17 points
raise of 16 feet was measured at well as can be expected, but that I Can Do to Promote Permanent
Christmas Party Sunday
was high point man for the local,
Word waa received here this week Detroit dam.
she will not be out of the hospital World Peace.”
The annual Christmas party for with Don Ellingson coming in second from Mr. and Mrs. Hugh W’alkup
Much of the snow in the mountains until the middle of January or the
Miss Beilin has been guest speak
Legion member? and their familiea with 13. Other Timberwolvea scor asking that their Enterprise be was melted by the warm rains, and forepart of February. Mrs. Meader er on several occasions in Mill City.
will be held Sunday at 1:30 in the ing were Gregory, 8, Bevier 4, Crook mailed to them at Seaside. They have some logging has been resumed in would appreciate hearing
from I She is a freshman at the U of O
Legion hall. A buffet dinner will . 8, and Thomas 2.
been visiting their son in Idaho. Hugh the area. At the time of going to friends in the area. Christine Stifel, and ia the daughter of Mr. and
ne served, followed by a gift et
St. Boniface will come here Fri said "have enjoyed our stay here press Wedne-day, the weather re of Selah, Wash., niece of Mr. Meader Mrs. George Beilin of Mehama. Her
hange. Santa will be present to day night for the third league game but too much snow and cold weather. mained cold, partly cloudy and a is staying here during Mrs. Meader’s awards in the contest will be a $500
greet the children.
of the season.
Will be glad to get back to Oregon.” cold east wind waa blowing.
1U. 3. Bond and msdalllon.
Gets Ford Funds
Camille Goble Chosen
Good Citizen in
D. A. R. Contest
Mobile Telephone to be
Installed in Police Car;
Will Be Aid in Service
Mill City Tigers
Win from Scio
Mari-Linn School to
Program December 22
Mill City Townies
Defeat Detroit Team
Mill City Wins
First League Game
Idanha Boy Working
; For Northrup Institute
“-'.Gates Firemen Hold
2? SS:'Downing President
Of Dance Club
Salmon Come Back
After Three Years
Christmas Party Held
For Beta Kappa Rho
PGE To Start Work
Soon on Pelton Dam
Mrs. Clarence Meader
Recovering in Hospital
Mill City Turns in $223
In TB Seal Campaign
Pelting Rains Cause
Heavy Water Runoff
Grade School Christmas
Program To Be Thurs.
Janet Bellin, Mehama
Wins National Contest