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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (June 20, 1957)
THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY — GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATURE S EMPIRE
MILL CITY, OREGON
Many Improvements in Community Church
2 Lyons Stores
LYONS—Two business establish
ments were burglarized some time
Sunday night. About $75.00 in cash
was taken from the Question Mark
Cafe, which was discovered by Mrs.
Hallie Downer when she opened up
at 5:30 a. m. A ciragette case was
Stewart's Lories Most
The Stewart Food Market suffer
ed the heaviest loss with about $550
lost. Cash taken amounted to about
$283; $100 in fishing equipment,
also some cigarettes and other mer
chandise was lost.
who operates the store reported that
it was hard to estimates the loss in
merchandise as things were in such
a mess. He discovered the breakin
when he opened the store Monday
morning. He said things were scat
tered all over the store. It was found
that entrance was gained into the
old feed room, from where they pried
open the back door.
It was not determined how en
trance was gained to the cafe.
Hospital Auxiliary to
Show July 29 and 30
$3.00 A YEAR 10<- A COP*
THURSDAY. JUNE 20, 1951
Above are pictures of the Mill City Community church
as it looked up to about six months ago and how it looks now.
The center picture is the Pastor Rev. E. B. Jewett. The church
was built about 10 years ago by Rev. W. Watkins. He was pas
tor here for about five years. Rev. Joiner then served as pastor
of the church for about two years and was followed by Rev.
Hiligoss who served the church about one year. Rev. Taft then
served the church for a year prior to the time the present pastor
came, last June. The present minister has brought about a trans
formation of the building. The front of the church was redone
according to a sketch prepared by Rev. Jewett. The steeple which
is a work of art was completed last Christmas. People of the con
gregation helped put on new siding and painted the building. A
Funeral Services To Be
Held for Harold McMillin
Gets Award for
new sign was painted by Sue Poole and shrubs and cement work
were donated by Frank Caraway. The church will have new sid
ing put on this summer. Another improvement is a study or of
fice which the pastor converted from a Sunday school room.
This is used as a room for the pastor to counsel those in need of
his aid. Rev. Jewett stated in an interview that “Lake all other
pastors of the community my greatest desire is to be of service
to the people and to see them prosper physically, financially, but
especially spiritually. If people will let God have His way in their
lives this will happen.” The church is now a credit to the city
and the pastor and his congregation are to be commended up
on their work.
Marie Stover's Stepmother
Killed by Electric Fan Blade
The Idanha Veneer plant of the
Logging Company was
awarded a trophy and plaque for
establishing an outstanding safety
record for the year 1956.
The awards were receivd by Guy
M. Hartle, manager, at the annual
meeting of the Douglas Fir Plywood
association held at Gearhart, this
week. The DFPA conducts safety
contests for companies operating
plywood and veneer plants. Seventy-
three operating units competed.
Simpson’s Idanha plant, operated
63,663 manhours, under the super
vision of superintendent Harry Spen
cer, without one of the 47 employees
enough to cause loss of time from
I work during 1956.
The Portland District, Corps of
Engineers, has invited bids for the
manufacture and erection of a rail
mounted movable bridge with two
power units at Detroit Dam on the
North Santiam River.
Colonel Jackson Graham, Portland
District Engineer, said the bridge
would be a traveling carriage which
can be hauled up and down over the
project's test chute so that engineers
may conduct various velocity teats.
Bids will be opened at 2 p. in. June
28. Completion time is 120 calendar
The bridge will be a trussed walk
way, mounted on rails on each side
of the first spillway and will be
raised and lowered by a hoist unit
on eaih of the adjacent piers of the
spillway and connected to the mov
able budge by wire rope.
Funeral services will be held at
Mrs. Earl H. Horseman of Kan
10:30 Thursday in the W. T. Rigdon I
sas City, Kansas, stepmother of Mrs.
Chapel in Salem for Harold D. Mc
Bill Stover, former resident here,
Millin, who passed away Monday in !
was found dead beside a bedroom
a Salem hospital following a linger- !
window fan which had no protective
ing siege of cancer.
grill around its blades.
Mr. McMillin, 59, was the father of ! today’s market and that is signifi
The family physician said one of
The Santiam Memorial hospital Doyle McMillin, husband of the form- I cant. The Frank Lumber Co. at Mill
the blades apparently hit her head,
auxiliary is sponsoring an antique er Gerry Hamblin.
City, Oregon, was built to be about er percent of standard grade obtain
ed by the method of cutting 6 or 8”, Her husband found her when he
and hobby show, July 29 and 30 as a
a 50M foot mill but they have trou
cants out of the log and then running came home about 6 p. m. from his
hospital benefit. Anyone having ar
ble keeping it under 65M. Sometime
the cants back through the gang to foreman’s job at a General Motors
ticles to display can contact the
in the'future, plans are to add a cant
assembly plant. The fan was run-
chairman in the community nearest
gang saw and thus increase produc make 2”x6”. This avoids down-grad ning.
ing spike knots. Only one man op
their home. Following is a list of
tion to 100M per day.
erates the headrig and only two
the chairman and their locations:
Credit for much of this efficiency
other men are under the sawmill Mail Orders for Shrine
Cates, Detroit, Idanha, Mrs. Joe
goes to Thomas Haley with Timber
roof. There is no offbearer on the
Bowes, Mrs. Floyd Völkel; Mill
man’s Engineering Co., Portland.
Football Game Available
City, Mrs. O. K. DeWitt; Lyons,
The core of the 22 to 23 man op
Mail orders for the 10th annual
The Portland Iron Works 6x54
Mrs. Percy Hiatt; Mehama, Mrs. Er-
MEHAMA—The Mehama Women’s eration is the 36x24” “'Super” Mill
cil Wilson; Stayton, Mrs. Byron club met for a special meeting at Engineering log gang head rig. Per edger is run by one man. One man Shriners’ hospital all-star football
Struck, Mrs. Harold Wodtly,* Sub the club house Tuesday evening, haps the biggest factor in the effi- 1 operates the 28’ Prescott selective game, schRluled for August 24 in
mill trimmer. Out on the pond are Multnomah stadium, are being ac
limity, Mrs. John Frank; North June 11. The purpose of the meeting
two men and a third unloads log cepted now, according to Police Cap-1
Santiam, Mrs. Andrew
Hammer; was to vote on turning the club
I trucks and pulls logs out of the deck. tain Eugene Ferguson, the game’s
Scio, Mrs. Carl Bethel; Howell, Mrs. property over to the Stayton Rural
Rex Kimsey; West Stayton, Mrs. Fire Protection district for the use
The green chain employs four men
DETROIT—Cloud 8 did a little
Headquarters for the game have
of the Mehama Fire department.
as does the planing mill which also
than just cry last week. He
Mrs. Harry Monroe, president of
All articles should be marked and
handles the planing of another un-
avenue and orders for the $3 reserved turned out to be a real squaller. Mrs.
each person is responsible for taking the board of directors, reported on
related mill across the road. The 2-3
seats should be sent here. Ferguson Mabel Parker, official weather bu
their own display articles to ana the recent meeting of the board and
I man carloading crew also serves the
reau recorder reported that 2.33
I neighboring mill as well as
from the Stayton Community build stated that the vote was unanimously
The colorful gridiron contest turns inches of rain fell in a five-day per
in favor of the move. Gene Coles
ing, where the show will be held.
all receipts over to the Shriners.’ hos iod (Tuesday to Saturday.) Largest
Voters of School District 129-J of
Police protection for articles will was present at the meeting and told
two pital for crippled children, and brings amount of rainfall in a 24-hour per
Other facilities include
j Mill City approved the 1957-58 school
be provided for Saturday and Sun of the work of the Rural Fire Dis
| budget 52-5 when they went to the 'track Moore dry kiln operated by one together top senior high school play iod was recorded as 1.22 inches. Snow
day evening after the show closes. trict and answered questions. After
: polls Tuesday afternoon. Albin Coop man who also operates the lift truck, ers of last year. The players are wan reported to have fallen Friday
Articles should be brought by 10 a. a discussion period the club voted
antiam Pass and Monument
er was elected to replace Russell i Other personnel include one person divided into State and Metropolitan on g
m. June 29. Each community will to deed the property to the fire dis Kelly on the board. Kelly did not run ' in the office, one tallyman and a con teams.
Peak. Sunday the temperature stood
have its own display.
tract filer.. With the millwright and
Fred Spiegelberff of Medford will aj 78.
i for reelection.
Those displaying articles should Women’s club would have the life use
the foreman the same man, the full coach the State squad and Ralph
The area hummed with hundreds
take them home after 10 p. m. Sun of the clubhouse for club purposes. 1 the ballot, received 40 votes, Eleven use ot manpower is upheld and the Harper of Benson Tech, the Metro o .., f —
who t0Ok advantage
day or Monday between 8 and and
write-in votes went to Arey Podrab- Frank Lumber Co. takes its place team. Personnel for the two squads of fhe wonderful sunshine. Swim
Mehama Farmers Union
as a model of designed efficiency^— were selected several weeks ago.
sky and six went to Rex Ohmart.
ming, fishing and boating seemed to
'Crow’s Western Equipment and In
be the order of the day. However, the
To Picnic August 4th
day was not without incident, an un
Two Ranibow Girls Get
The Mehama Local of the Farmers 1 Twenty-six voters turned out at
identified woman was brought ashore
Union met at the Women’s club house
Honor at State Meeting
at Snyder’s Resort suffering from
and electing two directors to the
in Mehama June 14. After a potluck
Two Rainbow Girls from Marilyn heat prostration. Fortunately a doc
supper the meeting was opened by board. Sixteen voted yes for the
Assembly of Mill City, received rec tor was among the many anglers at
, budget and 10 were opposed.
the president, Bob Carpenter.
ognition at the State Convention held the Resort, and gave asistance.
Robert Blumenstein was elected
Rev. James Hardy reported that a
Members of the Gates Volunteer
in The Dalles. They are Fance» Nes
to a five year term with 10 votes
Fire department are in the process legislative law had been passed to
bitt, who was named as a member Many Trees Planted in
¡and Robert Oliver received 11 votes
at the present time of making a
The February Heart Fund canì - of the Grand Choir and Phyllis Pate,
The annual picnic of the local will for the three-year post. Both were paign of the Oregon Heart associa
house to house survey of their area,
who was chosen as Grand Represen Willamette National
in an attempt to be better able to be held August 4 at the Santiam
tion raised $60,000, an increase of tative for the State of Tennesee.
five write-in votes for the three-year
Forest This Year
serve the residents within
nearly one-third over a year ago.
Following are the girls who at- :
held at 1 o’clock. An invitation has term.
according to H. G. “Bud” Horn, tended the convention along with | .,
During th«^ fiscal* year
Among things being found out in been extended by the Mehama church
State Chairman and Mrs, Forrest their Mother Advisor, Mrs. Robert 1957, which ends June 30, a total of
the survey are where all utility out to attend worship service before the
Erickson, Heart Sunday chairman. Draper: Caralee Whitten, Sheree n 402,400 seedlinga were planted on
fire protection district.
lets in homes are located, which picnic.
The $60,000 total * included $36,- Muir, Phyllis Pate, Phyllis Bickett, the Detroit Ranger District of the
It was decided to discontinue
rooms are occupied during the night
from the Heart Sunday activ Carol Veness, Judy Hoeye, Rosalie Willamette National Forest. With
annual budget which exceeds the six
for sleeping, and where water is meetings during the summer, with
day, dodr-to-doofl Bassett, Julie Randall, Sandra Olson, exception of 11,000 Noble fir seed
the next meeting being September
available for their fire trucks.
the support of Sherry Hensen, Clydie and Nancy lings, which were planted on the
23 to 3.
Notice was CMiivu
invitation margin of --
All this information will be record 1Ô.
several thousand volunteer» in more Sotrey, Becky Stoll and Frances Nes higher elevations, Douglas fir was
ed on cards and placed in the fire
planted. All seedlings were two-year
than 80 Oregon cities.
trucks for reference when the de picnic at Peterson’s Rock G ardent» year term on the boar an
old trees from the Foreat Service
Horn expressed “real satisfaction”
June 30. A Stanley party was beta Wibon to a t™-)™ term
nursery near Carson, Wash. Areas
partment is called to a fire.
Detroit (»1res Budget O. K.
i with the total results and said the
planted were recent cut over areas In
after the meeting.
I tion in Detroit. The budget earned “Oregon Heart Association owe» a
cluding a portion of the Sardine
deep debt of gratitude to
Creek burn. Total acreage planted is
75 to 41 and Even Evenson was thousands of volunteers who work
approximately 700 acers.
re-elected as a board member
ed so diligently.”
With the exception of 70 acres,
John Pitcher 64 to 58 for a five year
He indicated that benefit» will
which were planted by a contractor,
i flow to every community in the state
all planting w<a done by Forest Ser
The Stay ton Pee Wee baseball
| through programs aimed at basic
A new TV service is opening its vice crews. A group of Mill City
team topped Mill City 16 to 10 Mon
| research, rehabilitatioA of cardiac»,,
high school students planted trees on
A Drivers License Examiner will
day night at Allen Field. They outhit
protecting childrens’ hearts by pre Gates this week, according to Jim several weekends. Excellent planting
the local group 12 to 8. Stayton’s
venting of Rheumatic Fever, and Carey of Gates. In Gates the location weather and availability of good help
top hitters were Miller with three for June 20 at the Fire Hall between the
will be at Gates Furniture store and
physician and public edducation.
has made the past year above aver»
four trips and Crabtree with four hours of 9 a. m. and 4 p. m.
Marion County raised $7.584.35, of in Mill City in the Witt Building, age for tree planting.
hits for five times up. For Mill City
formerly occupied by Mason’s Dress
Luther Nicholson hit two for four or permits to drive are asked to file
GATES—The special feature of
Sunday, according to Mr. shop.
and Gene Calkins 1 for 2 each batting applications well ahead of the sched the Gates Sunday School Fathers George Arbuckle, Jr., Marion Conn-
In the opening advertisement in
uled closing hour in order to assure
Day program was the recognition of ty Heart Fund Chairman,
this issue of The Enterprise, they
Each team used three pitchers with time for completion of the required three generations of three families |
state one person out of the first 13
Stayton's two striking out four and license test.
present. Those honored were Mrs. |
will receive a free television set.
Wednesday, June 19, North San
Mill City chuckers fanning 10 of the
Glen Henness, her son, Clare, and his Gene Teague Features
Mr. Carry just graduated from tiam Chamber of Commerce at De
Community Church To
daughter Kandee. Mrs. Henneaa be
Willamette University in Salem.
troit City Hall at 8 p. m. Last meet
gan attending Gates Sunday school Service in Adv. This Week
Have Special Singer and
ing until Fall.
about 39 years ago, a member of
Weather at Detroit Dam
Thursday, June 20, Jay-C-Ettea
Mrs. I>*ng Stafford’s class; Mrs. Del four and five of this issue. Gene
7:99 A. M. Daily Weather Reading« Speaker Friday Evening
meet at the home of Mrs. Thomas
Rev. Opie of Southern California
A ad Lake Elevation
Memorial Kanoff at 8 p. m.
Elev will be a special guest Friday night Chance and her daughter, Roberta. to the many services given the mo
Max. Min Pep.
Sunday, June 23—North Santiam
Mrs. Dike has attended Gates Sunday toring public at their Stayton loca
62 5« 0.30 1565.16 at the Community church.
Sportsmen’s club forest trip. Meet at
Acording to Rev. E. B. Jewett, school many years and has an eight
63 49 0.39 1565.28
Ranger Station at 9 o’clock. Bring
Teague has 18 men and women Lawrence, Rt. 1 Aumsville a girl.
53 46 1.24 1565.65 Rev. Opie has an unusual voice. He year perfect attendance. The other
working and a total annual payroll
52 45 0.84 1566.10 had his own radio program for a family honored was the Barnhardts.
July 3, Firemen’s dance at Gates.
Bom June 15 to Mr. and Mrs.
of $82,000. A picture of the building
July 4 Second annual Mill City-
lang and all employees is featured in the
75 50 0.00 1566.92 will also be preaching that evening. service, according to
Gates celebration at Mill City.
77 53 0.00 1566ji8 The public is invited.
Women's Club Votes
To Give Property to
Rural Fire District
Lots of Rain Falls
In Detroit Area
Albin Cooper Elected to
School Board Position;
Other Elections Held
Gates Fire Department
Making Survey of Area
Mill City PeeWees
Topped by Stayton
Heart Fund Shows
Increase This Year
New TV Sales-Service
For Mill City and Gates
Drivers License Man
Here on June 20th
Special Program Given ■
By Gates Sunday School,