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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (June 27, 1957)
THE MILL CITY ENTERPRISE
ON THE SCENIC NORTH SANTIAM HIGHWAY - GATEWAY TO THE HEART OF NATURE'S EMPIRE
MILL CITY, OREGON
City Park Set for Second Annual
Mill City-Gates July 4 Event
Dance at Gates Night of July 3
THURSDAY. JUNE 27. 1957
Sportsmen Show-Me Tour Sunday
$3.00 A YEAR
Sportsmen's 'Show Me'Trip
Sunday Gives Group Information
On Work Done by Foresters
Lions club members and a good
Bv Jerry Coffman
representation from the Junior chase has been added to the usual
trip sponsored by cheek bank, others using logs for
Chamber of Commerce have turned
Sportsmen’s club tables and seats. It was here that the
out for several weeks now giving the
the U. S. Forest rangers pointed out some of the re
city park a thorough clean-up job be run at the park all day long. These
Service got off to an on-time start forestation practices. For instance,
preparatory to the second annual are being handled by the Lions. There
at 9 a, ni. Sunday. There were ap where thinning is practiced Hemlock
will be merchandise prizes in
Mill City-Gates July 4 celebration.
proximately 29 persons on the tour timber will take over because that
The day will start off with the bingo stand this year, besides
which started at the Detroit Ranger species will grow faster than fir
barbecue beef dinner, with serving
Station where the operations and where the growth is restricted by
at 11 sharp. This is being handled by
procedures were explained by Ranger other vegetation and lack of sun
the American Legion, assisted by the
Al Sorseth. Mr. Sorseth was ably light. In an area that is clear cut,
Legion Auxiliary. All those who wear
assisted by Rangers Howard Dean logged to the ground and the slash
the celebration day buttons and have
and Carl Juhl. The party left the ing burned, the fir will crowd out
tickets will be served the dinner. But
Detroit station at 9:30 in private the less desirable hemlock because It
tons which sell for $1 have been avail
cars, forest service crew haulers, will grow faster given an equal
able for the past three weeks. Those
and a “crummy” donated for the chance.
who do not get buttons prior to the
trip by Ercill Wilson. The first stop
After lunch the group left the
Fourth can purchase them on the
was at the Breitenbush forest camp, Blowout canyon and climbed some
grounds. They may be secured from
where the rangers explained how 4,000 feet over couger ridge where
the Gates or Mill City Fire depart
timber sales were conducted, how a breath-taking view of Mt. Jeffer
ments, Jaycees, American Legion or
sale sites were chosen with regards son could be had. There were hund
Lions club or auxiliary. These tickets
Wanna see the circus, kids!
to recreation value in the future as reds of acres of rhododendrons in
will admit holders to the evening ball I It looks as if all the young folks,
well as timber values today. It was bloom in the area. It was at this spot,
game and fireworks display, which is I up to 14 years of age, will have an-
stated that access roads that are now where hand planting had taken place
put on by the Mill City firemen.
open or will be open to public travel I a year o* two ago and row upon row
I other chance to see the Shrine Cir-
This year the Gates Firemen will j cus in Salem this year. Last year
are the result of timber sales. The of young trees could be seen, trees
hold their dance on the night of kids from Gates, Mill City and Me-
cost of building the roads is part of that will be lumber and other by-pro
July 3. Last year it was held on the hama were taken to Salem to see this
the purchase price of timber. After ducts for generations to come with
night of the 4th.
the timber that is affected by the the use of modern tree harvesting
I big event."Last year businessmen of
initial sale is removed the road be I procedures.
The MiU City Jaycees will have ' the area in cooperation with the San-
comes the property of the Forest i After leaving here the tour pro-
charge of the games for the young tiam Shrine club made the trip pos-
service, which is in turn available , j ceeded down tt the Santiam Highway
sters and this year a greased pig | s‘ble as they again plan to do this
for public use.
I year. Last year 325 kids were taken
then up Minto Mountain where still
to the circus, and it is expected that
This day, being a real summer another form of tree harvesting and
(twice as many will go this year as
day, found all the available camp conservation was taking place. Here
the area from Stayton to Idanha is
grounds being used to capacity. It deformed trees, dead trees and blow
' being included.
was also noted that in some instances downs were being removed, Here
i Albert Toman, local chairman states
the buildings that were put there for again the road was built by the com-
all those who wish to attend this free
public use were sometime used for I pany or logger purchasing the tim
Some time ago a group of resi ' | event should contact the following in
firewood by thoughtless persons. ber. The best of the remaining trees
ao some- I their respective communities by let-
The ipat of one unit in an overnight were marked by painting a stripe on
thmg for the graduates of Sant.am I
Qf carJ at once;
camp^is about »1200. This cost in- them and a forest service crew came
Union high school, who wished to go i Idanha and Detroit, Fred Snyder,
water, stove, table and sanita along on pruned off the limbs 35
on to college, but needed additional Detroit; Gates, W. R. Hutcheson;
tion.- The fact that the tour was a j feet up. This practice will make
assistance in a financial way to at , Mill City, The Mill City Enterprise;
catavgti really brought home the I clear "peeler- in a few years time.
tend. This group set aside a certain j ' Lyons, Dub Stewart at Stewart’s
fact that roads into recreation areas 1 At a later .to some more of the
amount of money each year to be i Food Market; Ken Golliet at Mehama
as the Breitenbush should be timber will • thinned out. Here
loaned to some worthy applicant.
and Merton Cox at Stayton.
oiled. The lead car had it _______
good but again
the > operation calls for small
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Officers elected recently are J. C. j j Although the circus will not be held
in order to do as little
Kimmel, president; Carl’ Kelly, vice i until July 20, 21 and 22, ^Chairman
you ate. On this day the j damage as possible Ao the remaining
president, and W. R- Hutchoon, i Toman asks parents of the efiilJr-.n
Sunday a group of citizens of the area were given a
traffic was nearly as heavy as it limber?"
Floyd Völkel and Don Moffatt, di I planning to attend to send in their
show-me tour of the Willamette National Forest area up
was on tse main highway. Every
Timber management is only A
wide spot in the road saw a family I small part of the forest service jobj
names at once.
the canyon from Mill City. The top photo shows the
There are 14 members in the group
parked for the day in the fresh I There are roads and telephone lines
group as they were ready to leave from Detroit Ranger
to date, and anyone interested is in
mountain air and away from the j to maintain, camp grounds to keep
vited to join by contacting any of the Mill City JayCettes to
hustle and bustle of the city. There—
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up " and
picnic lunch at Blow-Out-Creek and in the lower photo it
officers of the organization.
Have Baked Food Sale
shows the tour when it stopped at MftYfdff Porks Tish
One application has been received,
didn’t seem to matter whether the come more -crowded so do the camp
The Mill City Jaycettes met at
fish were biting or not, the family grounds and picnic areas. Use in
and the board of directors will meet home of Mrs. Thomas Kanoff Thurs
that department. All photos were taken by JerrM Coff
was all together for a day’s outing, crease is far ahead of recreational
in the near future to act upon the day evening. Attending were Mmes.
and all having fun.
development but as far as funds
Eugene Engelgau, Everett Christian,
The process of thinning out dead I are available existing grounds are
James Grant, Kenneth Chance, Al
home areas was viewed. This practice improved and new ones developed.
Ziebert, Roy Podrabsky, Beryl Lamb,
The tour ended at the Marion Forks
is necessary to prevent trees from
: Clyde Hathaway and the hostess,
falling on cabins and blocking roads, Fish Hatchery where John Conrad
Mrs. Tom Kanoff.
j A small tractor or "cat” is used in conducted the inspection of that in-
The group plans to decorate the
order to create as little disturbance 1 sta Ration. After the tour of the
booths for the July 4 celebration next |
as possible to the surrounding area. hatchery coffee was served to the
week, and all members are urged to
Next the tour stopped at the new 'group and everyone went their sep-
turn out evenings and help.
Stahlman summer home sites on the I arate ways, each with some new
’ A baked food sale will be held this
Only 32 voters turned out Monday
south shore of the lake. This is a ! knowledge of what was going on tn
Friday, June 28 in the old bank build
night to cast their ballots on the San-
new project, a new recreation area their “back yard.” One family from
ing east of the post office from J to tiani Union High school budget All
| that is being developed as fast as Portland was so impressed by the
By Ronald E. Ragsdale
32 votes were in favor of the budget.
I funds are available. At the present recreation opportunities in the San
Refreshments for Thursday’s meet-
Benjamin E. Cave, Salem archi
The final meeting for the summer I tim thei*e are 72 lots laid out and tiam Canyon that they want to ap
ing were served by Mrs. Thomas
tect was preesnt at the board meet
j about 300 applications for them. At ply for a summer home site.
At the meeting last week, it was Kanoff. The next meeting will be ing to discus plans for the new high of the North Santiam Chamber of a near future date a drawing will
Gordon Kirsch, President of the
decided that the Mill City Jaycees
school building. Mr. Cave said unless Wednesday night, with Don Hiner be held to determine who gets lots North Santiam Sportsmen’s club
would have a pot luck dinner for the
something unforseen comes up the of Gates presiding.
and their location. Across the Blow- and Gene Coles, one of the active
members and their wives to be held
pirns will be ready to submit to the
1 out road from these summer homes members, assisted in the tour. After
July 17 in our new meeting place.
board of education by July 8. Th»
are the tracts that are set aside for the trip was over this writer was in
Members of neighboring Jaycee clubs
Dians then h'ive to be approved by p< 'icy of the state highway commu organization use. The entire Lake structed to thank the men of the
will also be invited to attend.
! the state board before bids can be
was brought cut that there were shore will be utilized by organiza forest service and the hatchery per-
Everett Christian was appointed
called for construction.
tions rather than individuals so sonnet for a wonderful day.
Orientation Chairman by President
Two newly elected board members, complaints on the »1.50 fee charged more people can use the lake ahore.
Roy Podrabsky. He will see that new Regele of the Detroit-Idanha school Albin Cooper cf Mill City and Bob
The North Santiam Sportsmen's
members receive the proper briefing reported that an inter-communica ' Blumenstiin of Gates were present] Ranger Al Sone th stated the fs»s did I club has applied for one of these
not bring n, enough money to pay
upon entering the club. Everett is a tion and master clock system is be at the meeting.
for the caretaker. Fee for a vehicle sites. They plan to build a lodge
recent transfer from the North San- ing installed in the school. Other im
j without sleeping accomodations is for the use of their members and
tiam Jaycees. Many may remember provements scheduled for the sum
| only 75c. The park service furnishes , families.
him as the chairman for the extension mer are the installation of a stain
Picnic Lunch at Noon
wood, water and garbage facilities
of the Mill City club. He brought less steel hood above the kitchen
group stopped for lunch at
in the camp.
with him to the meeting a visitor, range, the painting and decorating
the divide creek bridge at noon,
Bill Patton. We hope to see Bill of the kitchen (heretofore unpaint
The group was informed by Fred some spreading their lunch on the
Fishermen from all over the world
back as an new member soon.
__ of the floor
I Snider that the State Game commit-
ed) and the
probably would be envious of res
It was suggested that we have a3 jb^k’n'the school and"auditorium,
idents of this part of the state if
an added entertainment for the
present, galvanized iron is on the hill going down into Mill City fish in Detroit Lake during May and
At the present,
5 they knew of all the nice chinook
children at the 4th of July celebra- I
applied to the roof of the audi resulted in bashed in cars but no I June.
salmon that were being taken from
tion, a greased pig chase. The one toriunl other outside work schedul bodily injury, Mrs. Don Lemke and i As usual, there was a discussion on
the river right here in Mill City.
who is able to capture the little pork ed is the construction of a ramp son, Dennis, were coming up the hill I industry promotion for the area.
During the past week many fisher-
er will get to keep him. The com walk between the school and the au towards the west. Mrs. Lemke no
have landed good sized fish,
The board of directors of Santiam
mittee is now working on acquiring ditorium, and the inclosing of the ticed her tiny son was rolling off the
meeting of the Chamber, which will Memorial hospital auxiilary met June j And to think of it, some people have
the pig for the chase.
bus shed, which will serve as a
ed into the opposite lane of traffic, be held in Mehama September 18, 20 at the home of Mrs. O. K. De- to drive hundreds of miles to fish and
In place of having the usual board room for the primary group.
many of them come back with empty
sideswiping Mrs. Sid Baughman, who will be the selection of a vice presi with with 22 members present.
meeting, this Wednesday was desig
nated as a work night to finish paint
Largest fish reported caught was
Sunday Shows Here
door of the Baughman station wagon of Land Management and the Federal Thrift Shop has realized over »350
ing the new meeting place.
Forestry department will be invited and that there is still need for more one landed by Howard Farmen which
To Start at 6:30
measured 44 inches and weighed 80
the to attend this meeting.
articles and buyers.
Bob Veness announced this week front wheel and fender of in-
Watch Out for Old
The Chamber members voted to
Sewing for the hospital is all
that during the summer months Lemke car. Both parties were
, spend »25 on the Santiam Bean Fes- caught up at present, according to
Refrigerators With Doors shows at the Mill City Theatre will sored.
tival parade float.
Mrs. Carl Bethel, chairman. New
Quite frequently during the year start at 6:30 on Sundays, instead of
chairman of the blood bank is Mrs.
one see» where children die from the usual 5:15.
Lura Fair. The bloodmobile will be
suffocation when locking themselves
Patrons are asked to bear this in One Named in Gates
Forrest Nydegger of Lyons in Stayton, October 30.
in old refrigerators. This could eas mind as the new hours are in effect
Mrs. John Apple was appointed
ily be avoided if everyone, when beginning with the show this com School Election
chairman for the refreshment com I Charles Wirkkala, chairman of the
The Enterprise was in error last Passes Away Monday
scrapping an old ice box or refriger ing Sunday.
LYONS—Forrest Nydegger, 54, mittee for the antique and hobby Lions Club Junior Rifle committee
week in stating two directors were
ator, would smash the door off the
to the Board of Education. died at his home in Lyons Monday. show which will be held June 29-30 stated thia week that 15 boys and
hinges, so some innocent child will
Weather at Detroit Dam elected
Only one was elected to a five-year He is survived by his wife, Essie; at Stayton in the Civic building. girls had signed up for the club,
not perish in this manner. It was
Elev. term. He was Robert Blumenstein, son Cletus
Max. M:n Pep.
Stayton; Mrs. Floyd Völkel asked that all who | and that the charter had been applied
brought to the attention of this
55 0.00 1566.98 with 11 votes. Robert Oliver received daughter Mabel Mashew, Stayton; bring articles should have these list for.
writer that there is an old refrigerat
It is hoped more will sign up for
71 53 0.00 1567.04 10 votes and Merle Devine 6. There daughter Shirley Grimes, Honolulu; ed and they will be checked in and
or in the west part of Mill City on
65 48 0.00 1567.08 were 27 votes cast at this election, daughter Mrs. Betty Hunt, Lyons; out according to the list. Articles the club this summer so activity can
*he Marion county side, that has
70 49 0.00 1567.02 according to Clare Rush.
daughter Beverly Nydegger, Lyons may be taken from the show after i start later in the summer or early
been discarded with the door still in
50 0.00 1567.00
and brothers George and Vem of 10 p. m. on the 30th or before noon fall. Anyone wishing to join may con
tact, This should be removed or de
80 53 0.00 156744 other than county funds into a special Lyons. No funeral arangement were on July 1. Some antiques may be tact Mr. Wirkkala or any Liona
stroyed at once. After a child is
76 51 0.00 1567.13 improvement fund carried 26 to 1.
■ learned at the time of going to press. for sale.
dead, it is too late.
Student Loan Fund
Passed Monday With
No Dissenting Votes
Made at Detroit School
Cars Damaged But No
One is Injured
Directors Have Meet
Boys and Girls Sign
Up for Lions Rifle Club