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1950-3-15 Russell donates to park
ions Speed Work On Park Donations from eight north Benton county residents have enabled the Men's Garden club of Albany to near the end of the clearing job on the park they are putting in in North Albany, Floyd Mullen, a key man In the park project, reported today. On land a half mile west of the Ellsworth street bridge, between highway 20 and the Willamette river, the garden club put a crew of four men to work last week clearing out a jungle of underbrush. The eight acres of land being utilized as a park was donated by two Seattle sisters. "The response has been wonderful," Mullen, who has been soliciting financial aid for the clearing of the park, said today. "We haven't been turned down by anyone yet. When asked to contribute to the project, everyone has either given cash, materials, or offered to put in work on the park." In his acknowledgment of the donations, Mullen said that work Is in progress putting gravel on three roads leading into the riverside park, and a road connecting the three driveways. The gravel is being donated by L. R. Jones, of the Hub City Gravel company. M. O. Wilkin" of Cummings Transfer, donated a bulldozer for clearing work, and Floyd Ingnram gave several days' labor, to operate it. Cash donatio-' were re.ei"ed from V. G. Hurley' Har?4 rn tt, D. E. Nebergall, Ray Cr? Russell Parker, and Reece Do. ;y, he said. v Following completion of the clearing, the garden club will spray chemicals on the area to keep down growth of underbrush and other undesirable growth.