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Machinery Gives Plywood Plant Problems; Men Doing 'Fine' Don Stevens foresees the plant reaching its quota production point in the near future. (Sun Photo 67) NEW AUTOMATED equipment now lifts logs from the U. S. Plywood company pond to begin the journey through the new and auto- mated lathe as the mill gets back into pro- duction after a long closure and instal- LONG-TIME EMPLOYEE at U. S. Plywood in Willamina, Herman Flateau, operates the new, giant and fully-aulomated lathe as it peels sheets from a log. OPerations Manager 'Tis a Privilege - - to Live in the Phil Sheridan Country latlon of new machinery. A U. S. Plywood employee performs one of the few non- automated jobs left, guiding a log into position so it can be lifted from the water. (Stun Photo 68) .............. Girls Schedule I D'.AJ00, ==i-_._.._.. Week Of Events b---9   Girl Scout Week activities k'...TB'' /'" C/4  ..V B g  were mapped out at a recent Girl Scout Neighborhood meet- ing at the home of Mrs. Glen Dickey Jr. Attending the session were Mrs. Elwin Heilinger, neigh- "" borhood chairman; Mrs. Floyd "'" , , ' ' Owens, Brownie leader; Mrs. Vol. 65-No. 14 THE SHERIDAN SUN, SHERIDAN, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1964 6 Pages-10 Walt Donicht, an advisor for %hnnl g.do00f P,blic Spa rta n s Take On League andMrs.advisrJunlr Scouts; Mrs. FredWirfS,cadetteS;clifffor theBrideSeniorSeniOrandLeadersSCOOtSMrs. .... ......... h,l" Champ Dayton ][I Piay0ff Mrs. Ken Bigelow, Junior lead-er;renceFranCiSandElliS'Mrs. Thomson; Mrs. LaW-Dickey.Cadette leader; jm   J M Sheridan s Spartans, finish- dale Friday night for the con- Events during Girl Scout =' L.Ir'= | | V U ing their Yawamaleague season test with Nestucca I V I__v/ ..- ! ! IIL I I I/ . week include window di0000ys /  in foUrth place, two games out For Sheridan, JolmEversand in downtown stores; s break- of reach of flfth-place Willa- Dennis PAddon tallied 11 fast Sunday morningat the Sher- Public meeting on Sheridan school district's proposed $412, 736 budget for the coming fiscal year will be held at 8 p.m. Frl= day at Faulconer Grade school, according to School Board Chairman Art Hebert. According to Superintendent Stephen N. Silvers, the district faces approximately a 10 mill increase in the tax levY to meet the school district's operating budget. This is a result, he said, of the $30,000 reduction in basic school support from the state as a result of the re- Jection last Oct. 15of the state's proposed tax program. Anyone interested in discus- sing the proposed budget is urged to attend the Frldaynight meeting, the school officials said. A copy of the proposed ' Community Events THURSDAY, MARCH 5 Basketball - Sheridan plays Dayton, 6:30 p.m. McMinn= ville High school, Yawama League playoffs. FRIDAY MARCH 6 Phll Sheridan Fellowship P N G club will meet at home of Mrs. Ann Call, 8 p.m. SATURDAY. MARCH '7 Basketball - Sheridan plays Yamhill-Carlton or Nestucca, 2rid round, Yawama League Playoffs, McMinnville High School. MONDAY, MARCH 9 O.E.S. American Legion Aux. Unit 75. American Legion Post 75. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 12 noon, Sheridan Care. TUESDAY, MARCH 10 L O. o. F. Buel Grange WEDNESDAY, MARCH II Circle 3 of Methodist church will meet at home" of Helene Harris, 10 a.m. for work. Bring sack lunch. Rotary. Circle No. 1 will meet with Mrs. Ernest Hutchins, 2 p.m. Circle No. 2 will meet with Mrs. ERa Mulkey. Work day. THURSDAY. MARCH 12 Study Club, 2 pn. at Har- old Ladd home. budget will be available. Hehert said copies of the budget also may be purchased for $1.15, the cost of having them produced. Stivers reported the dis- trict's budget millage rate would have been nearly exactly the same as last year if the state funds had not been re- duced. He said a$21,000deficit met last year was taken up by a new salary schedule for teachers and an increase in fixed operating expenses. The operating budget, though, has been reduced by $3000and some additional revenue wtllbe avail- able through increased evalu- ation in the district. Budget for the district last year was $391,377, compared to the $412.736 one proposed for the coming fiscal year. Silvers pointed out the $21, 400 difference would have been handled at the same millage rate if revenues had remained the same. Fertilizer Meet Slated Tuesday All area farmers are urged to "bring your fertilizer prob- lems" to the annual fertilizer information meeting, sponsored by the Sheridan Grain company, at the American Legion hall Tuesday, March I0. The ses- sion will get underway at 7:30 p.m., according to Bob Cole, grain company manager. Cole said several fertilizer specialists will be on hand to answer questions from those attending. Oyster stew and coffee will be served. The 12 1/2 per cent reduction in funds from state sources has brought the money due the dis- trict from $206,473.791astyear to approximately $177,073.79 coming for this year. Hepointed out the district has to make up this $29,400 loss through an additional millage levy. All school districts took the same percentage reduction, he said. Total evaluation in the Sheri- dan district is about $2 1/2 million, the school leader said, so each mill levied will raise about $2500. It looks as though Sheridan will carry a 92.7 mil- lage rate this year, compared to 827 last year. Even then, it was pointed out, this is only a four mill increase over the past three years. Aircade Draws Sheridan Men Sheridan Chamber of Com- merce President Art Hebert has urged area businessmen who are able toattend the eighth annual Aircade for Citizenship Action next Wednesday lnPort- land. Several Sheridan bus- inessmen are planning to at- tend. Sponsored by the U. S. Cham- ber of Commerce, the Aircade features a team of nationally- known businessmen who fly from city to city throughout the country for day-long quest- ion and answer sessions cov- ering matters of national Im- portance. A main point of the Aircade is getting the facts about key legislative issues. mtna, win the dubious honor of taking on the league champion Dayton Pirates in the opening game of the playoff series for the state A-2 tournament berth. Slated at McMinnville High school, the Spartan-Pirate fray opens an eveningdouble-header at 6:30 Thursday night. In the second game, second place Nestucca battles the Yamhill- Carlton Tigers, who finished third in final league standings. Windup of the two-evening playoff slate will come Satur- day, when the winning clubs from Thursday night's games meet after the losers play the preliminary contest. If a team other than Dayton wins the play- off set, then that squad faces the Pirates Monday night to determine the Yawama repre- sentative to the state tourney. Sheridan finished the season on a losing note, dropping a Feb. S5 game to Dayton and falling before Nestucca, 60.43, last Friday night, but the Sparts had enough of a lead on the Bulldogs from Willamina to coast into the playoff quar- tet. Both Dayton and Nestucca completed their regular league seasons with 15-1 records and tied in first place. Then, Mon- day night at McMinnville, the Pirates smashed the Bobcats, 70-43, to capture the league trophy and the favored pole position for the big state tourna- ment berth. The Nestucca squad was rated eighth in among A-2 schools in the state in a poll which had been taken earlier but appeared in Tuesday's metropolitan papers. A game but outmanned group of Spartans traveled to Clover- counters each, followed by Joe idan Legion hall from 9 to Brickell with 10, Ken Plem- 9:30, followed by attendance of mons with 5, Ed Brandt with services at the Christian church 4 and Ron Reid with 2 points, for all girls; a swimming party Sheridan trailed 32-23 at the in McMinnville Saturday; a big half and Nestucca stretched this Father-Daughter banquet Sat- to 10 points at 43-33 at the end urday night, March 14, at the of the third panel. Chapman Grade school, REHERSING SKIT for the Father-Daughter Banquet Saturday night, March 14, is this group of Brownie Scouts of Troop 475. Portraying The Beatles, they are 0eft to Equipment Troubles Met As Production Starts Breakdowns in machinery - mostly expected and all result- ing from misadjustments in the complex apparatus - are being overcome as U. S. Plywood be- gins working toward its peak production capacity, according to Don Stevens, operations manager at the Willamina plant. Stevens said the plant, which reopened Feb. 17 after a long closure following a general lumber strike and remodeling of the plant and installation of new, automated machinery, still is working to overcome "start- up" difficulties. He said broken gears, gear cases and slipped chains have been the main pro- blems encountered in the new machinery in the plant. He figures production figures will begin to increase by leaps and bounds "in the next couple of State Speaker Urges Chamber Planning Meet Members of the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce were urged to hold an "idea" meet- ing on new industry in a talk Monday noon by RobertDrager, industrial field supervisor for the Oregon Department of Plan- ing and Development. Drager said the group should air ideas from everyone, "kick them around a bit" and probably come up with a solid half dozen ideas for attracting or estab- lishing new industry in this area, meaning new payrolls in the community. The state official said good use probably can be made of the talents and abilities of people in the area if enough ideas are discussed. He pointed out he would be able to get information and statistics for the chamber when planning gets underway on such a project, "but I can't tell you what to dO." Drager said the Department of Planning and Development has been working on the pro- blem created by the state*s loss of population in the 25-45 age group, when people are at their productive best. In. dustries to keep these people from leaving the state are of primary concern to the depart- ment, he said. He pointed out a need to get industries allied with the wood products in- dustries, "since a majority of finished wood goes out of the state for remanufacture." right) Susan Stuck, Beverly Dunkln, Roxane Hayward and Becky Smity. The banquet is the concluding event of Girl Scout Week, March 8.-14. (Sun Photo 121) weeks" as the equipment is brought into share. Production at the mill is be- low what it was when the closure came last June, but it will climb above the old figures when everything is corrected, the manager stated. Drying operations are being carried on 24 hours per day. Back at work in the Willamina mill are approximately 120 men, including about 20 on the main- tenance crew. Peak employ- ment probably will he reached about the first of June when the plant will have approximately 175 production employees and 15 or 20 on the maintenance crew. Stevens said he was pleased with the way the employees have "taken hold" with the new equipment. He said the tran- sition is llke going from a Model T to an automatic trans- mission Cadillac. He expressed pleasure with the employees' attitude toward their new "but- ton pushing" duties in the newly-automated operation. Stevens figures production at the mill will have to reach 270,000 feet of 3/8 inch ply- wood per day. He pointed out the great loss figures to get this 270,000 feet. Required would be close to the equivelent of 400,000 feet of 3/8 inch ply- wood at the start to reach the necessary production figure. Stevens is certain the mill will attain more than theneces- sary quota to stay in business. Area Engineer To Talk Water With Council Members of the Sheridan City Council will discuss domestic water possibilities withthe area engineer from the Salem office of the Bureau of Reclamation at a special dinner meeting Monday night, March 9, accord- ing to City Recorder BobWells. John F. Mangan, the bureau official, in answering a council letter suggesting the March 9 meeting time, announced he has a considerable amount of infor- mation for the city concerning the domestic use of water from the proposed Mill Creek Dam. Wells said the city applied three years ago for domestic water use privileges from the dam upon completion of the now- proposed Red Prairie Reclam- ation project. Mangan announ- ced he has additional informa- tion in relation to the city's request. In other action, the council rejected an application by Mar- vin Helseth for a truck wreck- ing yard within the city limits. Wayne LeROY, chairman of the city planning commission, said the group had rejected the ap- plicatioo and the city fathers followed his recommendation. The council assigned the planning commission to start work on a subdivision ordi- nance with City Attorney Harold Fuller and on a plan for as- sessing costs of streets, curbs and sidewalks to property own- ers. On recommendation of the Library Board, the council named Mrs. Harold Fuller to the beard for a four-yearterm, effective Jan. 1 of this year. The cotmcil also discussed vacation of an alley east of the Lyle Bryant property and gave approval for Everett Jones of the water department to attend a short course water school at Oregon State March 23, 24 and 25. Local Entrant Places Third Marilyn Bride, local repre- sentative in the U.N. contest for district competition held Saturday night in McMinnville, placed third in the district against stiff competition. Sheritan Woman Nominated it or 'Mother Of Year' Honors For the first time in history, Sheridan has a nominee for Oregon and nation-wide "Mother of the Year" honors, according to the American Mothers Committee, Inc. of New York, official sponsor of National Mothers Day each year. She is Mrs. E. A. Brandt of Rt. 1, mother of seven living children who strongly show the outstanding characteristics instilled in them by a dedicated mother and father. As an Oregon nominee for the honors, Mrs. Brandt is eligible for selection by a panel of selectors from the AMC as Mother of the Year in the United States. Wife of Edward A. Brandt, a Sheridan farmer, Alice Brandt is 59 years old and a member of Trinity Lutheran church in Sheridan. A Mother of the Year is selected in each state by a committee of state AMC officials and selected leaders of women's organizations engaged In religious or civic work within the state. Objectives of the AMC are to strengthen the moral and spiritual foundations of the American home and to give to the observance of Mother's Day spiritual quality which high- lights the standard of ideal Motherhood. The AMC recognizes the important role of Mother- hood in the home, community, the nation and the world. Her seven children are testimonials of the successful background Mr. and Mrs. Brandt have given them. The children are: Evelyn (Mrs. Richard) DeJong, 35, of Rt. 1, Box 74, Sheridan, a homemaker and mother of four youngsters. While in high school, she served as secretary of the student body, then continued her education at Oregon State. she Is married toa local farmer and machinist, leads 4-H clubs and serves as church organist and Sunday School teacher. Charlotte (Mrs, Don) Nordling, 32, of Whit- tier, CalIf., is a nurse and mother of four children. While in high school she served as president of the Girl's League and was May Queen. At Pacific Lutheran university, she was elected Lucia Bride and May Queen. She was graduated from nurse's training and worked for some time in Portland hospitals. She is married to a Pacific Lutheran graduate and they are active in church life in California, teaching Sunday School and singing in the choir. Vernon Brandt, 29, of Rt. 1, BOx 21, Sheri- dan, is an area farmer. In high school, he was student body president and played basket- ball and received an award as outstanding athlete at graduation. After service in the Army, he studied agriculture technology at Oregon Technical institute. Married, he has an infant son, serves on the board of directors of the Sheridan Grain company, is superin- tendent of his Sunday School and is a director of the rural fire protection district. He operates the farm adjoining that of his parents. Sharon Brandt. 27, of New Orleans, teaches in a parochial school and is an active church worker. An honor student in high school, she was salutatorian of her graduating class. She was graduated from River Forest college in Illinois and has taught at parochial schools in Richmond. Va. and New Orleans. Sally Brandt, 23, of Albuquerque, N. M., is deaconess of a Lutheran church. She was her high school class salutatorian, attended Concordia college in Portland and was graduated from Valpariso university in Indiana. She served a year internship in deaconess training in a home for mentally retarded children. Nancy Brandt, 22, of Eggertsville, N. Y. was honored as outstanding glrl at graduation from high school. She is interning a year in deaconess preparation. She attended Con- cordia college and has completed her Junior year of college at Valparlso. After a year of internship she will return to secure her degree as deaconess next year. Edgar Brandt, 18, is student body president at Sheridan High, a member of the National Honor Society and a member of the varsity basketball team. He plans to attend Con- cordia college in preparation for the teaching ministry. Mrs. Brandt has had a child in Sheridan High school continuously for the past 23 years and has maintained a consistent in- terest in the scholarship, deportment and citizenship of her children. Mrs. Brandt is associated with many be- hind-the-scenes acts of kindness. She is a reg- ular visitor at neighboring rest homes, not only visiting with people she knows personally, but with other people she finds there. She finds time to take food and clothing to people in need, not as a project from an organization, but from her own deep interest in people. She is regular in attendance at the things con- nected with her family, such as church, PTA-PTO and Lutheran Layman's League. Church and church-related activities have Continued on Page 4