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Heppner Gazette Times, Thursday March 31. 1955
TAXATION IN AN EDDY
"Revenues Diminish". "Pres
sure Groups Attack", "Taxation
Question Unsettled", these and
similar headlines that are sure
eye-catchers for taxpayers have
been coming from Washington,
D. C. for the past 10 weeks as well
as from Oregon's capital. Ours
Is not the only state with a fi
nancially befuddled legislature.
Other states have balanced
their budgets by whacking down
on pressure group extravagences.
Wisconsin took the slogan, "When
broke, don't spend."
Here at the Oregon legislature
the deficit keeps on growing.
Seven weeks ago it was $42 mil
lion. Two weeks later it had
reached sixty million and now it
is calculated to be $75 million.
Some' legislators are scream
ing (in smoked committee
rooms) "Sales tax pressure",
while others are futile of escap
ing a state property tax unless a
sales tax is voted by the legis
lature. They are reminding their
cohorts that the people will very
probably referendum a sales tax.
In that case the property tax
automatically becomes effective,
plus a county, school and a city
tax for those in cities. ,
ANOTHER "COULD BE"
Last Monday morning a friend
of Edward A. Geary, Speaker of
the House, projected this picture
of political circumgyration to the
Klamath Basin farmer:
If Gov. Patterson should run
against U. S. Senator Wayne
Morse for the U. S. Senate in 1956
and win, Patterson could appoint
Senator President Elmo E. Smith
head of the State Motor Vehicle
Department before resigning as
governor. President Smith is
first in line to be governor when
ever the office is vacant. If he
should accept the Motor Vehicle
position Ed Geary would be
come governor if and when Pat
terson should resign to go to
the Washington job.
There are as many ifs in this
picture as in an imported in
surance policy. However con
sider Smith's probable continuity
in the motor vehicle position. He
would have two years under
Geary who probably would run
to succeed himself as governor,
win, and keep Smith another four
Resume: But who wouldn't
prefer to be governor two years
than hold any other state office
even for life?
NEW LUMBER CONTRACTS
A revised timber sales con
tract will be in full use for all but
small sales by the U. S. Forest
service on July 1, 1955.
Designed to save time and
complications the new forms eli
minate the fire fighting previ
ously required of a purchases
(without reimbursement) for for
est fires within or near the sales
area regardless of cause, altho he
is still responsible for suppres
sion costs of fires caused negli
gently by his operations.
At our last meeting the group
elected officers: president, Sandra
Jones; vice president, Doris Mor
ris; secretary, Shirley Van Win
kle; treasurer, Francine Moyer;
through First National"
When you decide to build or buy horn,
tee First National first I You will iav yourtelf
tlmt and worry by discussing financing with
an experienced First National loan officer.
H will help you find tlx right loan and
payment plan for you through FHA,
GI or Conventional loan plans.
Let Fir st Na tlonul ... your kind of bank .,
belp yo with home loan planning.
51 Q5T NATIONAL DANK
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TIMBER PRICES SOARING
The scrap for timber in Oregon
is getting keener and record
prices are being paid. Bids of
over $G0 a thousand feet are not
uncommon this season.
With timber beetles
And spruce bud worms
Eating at forests,
One soon learns
That by fire bugs and
Building bees a cinch,
We'll soon be selling
Lumber by the inch.
This week the senate passed
a bill giving the state the right
to continue requiring that timber
sold from its own lands be pro
cessed in mills or plants of a
Arguments for the act were
that it sustained local economy
in processing, built up industries
and eliminated the danger of the
county loosing any return from
its timber resources.
GLADLY FOR A SACRED DUTY
The Hon. Fred Meek, Portland,
a member of the forty-eighth
legislative assembly of Oregon,
is a grandson of Joe Meek who
called for the vote which de
cided that the Oregon country
should become American terri
The standing vote that decided
the pioneers seeking to organize
a government was taken May 2,
1843 at Champoeg, now a semi-
neglected shrine of the Ameri
canization of the Northwest,
Rep. Meek is spearheading an
act to establish a pioneer mus
eum at Champoeg to be spon
sored by tlie state. A statement
of approval sent to Fred Meek,
The Capitol, Salem, Oregon,
would register a noble thought
to the memory of our pioneer
forefathers and the mptherhood
of our cherished American North
COMPLIMENTS PRES. SMITH
The Legislative Informant for
the current session is held by W.
F. "Fred" Drager who has an un
usual record as an attachee.
ills service in ne House ex
tends over half a century 51 of
the past 52 years. In his long ex
perience he has served as Chief
Clerk, Assistant Chief Clerk,
Clerk of the Engrossed and En
rolled Kills committee and as
He gives President of the Sen
ate Elmo E. Smith a signal ac
colade for not having made a
wrong decision or having asked
for advice on knotty problems
of parliamentary procedure.
song leader, Rogena Wagner;
clean up committee, Bernice
Thomson and Julie Pfeiffer.
At the recent ceremonial there
were nine girls who earned the
ten hour service emblem. They
are Shirley Van Winkle, Jeanne
Schmidt, Bernice Thomson, Mary
Kay Slocum, Sandra Jones, Mary
Evelyn Tucker, Sharon Keithley,
Doris Morris and Sheryl Harris.
The group helped the Soroptl-
mist club by stuffing envelopes
for the Easter Seal drive. Some
of the group helped with the
American Legion auxiliary.
This is the beginning of the
fifth year in Camp Fire.
Most of the membership dues
of the group has been collected.
Most of the girls are earning the
money by themselves for the
The group is making head
bands and on them are u
names In symbols.
Mary Evelyn Tucker, scribe
JOLLY BLUE BIRDS
The Jolly Blue Birds met at the
home of their leader, Mrs. Roice
Fulleton, New officers chosen
were; president, Pamela Cochell;
vice president, Sheryl Hartman;
secretary, Mary Ann Johnson;
treasurer, Patty Mahon; reporter,
Marlene Fetsch; door keener
Diane funeiun ana cnarge of
cards, Judy Bradford.
Easter decorations were made
during the meeting and refresh
ments were served.
Mrs. J. H. Fastabend of Port
land has been visiting at the
home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Ruggles.
Fhona Your News to 6-9228.
NOTICE OF SCHOOL MEETING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the legal voters of School District No 1CJ of Morrcm : County, State of 0"thaa TOL MEET
ING of said district will be held at Heppner, on the 12th day of April , 1955, at 1:00 o'clock p. , m., for e Purpose or discus ""B budget
for the fiscal school year, beginning July 1, 1955, and ending June 30, 1956, hereinafter set forth, and to vote on the proposition of
levying a district tax.
ESTIMATED RECEIPTS AND AVAILABLE CASH BALANCES
Estimated Receipts From
1. Delinquent Taxes $ 700.00
4. County School Fund 4,958.00
5. Basic School Support Fund 52,000.00
6. Common (Irreducible) School Fund 400.00
7. Vocational Education 1.500.00
13. Tuition Secondary 2,800.00
17. Rentals Books 500.00
19. Estimated Total Receipts $62,858.00
20. Estimated Available Cash Balance or Deficit (Add
Cash Balance Deduct Deficit) 800.00
21. Estimated total receipts and available cash balance
or deficit $63,658.00
GENERAL FUND ESTIMATED EXPENDITURES
GET THROUGH PMD AND MUCK
WHEN OTHERS FAEL
Expenditures for Two Fiscal
Years 'Next Preceding the
Current School Year
for the Last
Year of the
I. GENERAL CONTROL
1. Personal Service:
(3) Clerical assistants
(4) Compulsory education and census
(5) Other service .
3. ' Elections and publicity
4. Legal service (clerk's bond, audit,
5. Other expense of general control:
6. Total Expense of General Control
1. Personal Service:
(1) Principals .
(4) Sub Teachers
(5) Travel, Etc "
(7) Clerical assistants & official..
2. Library supplies, repairs
3. Teaching supplies
5. Tuition to other districts
6. Other expenses of instruction
7. Total Expense of Instruction
$ 3,350.00 $ 1,675.00 5,025.00 $ 6,700.00 $ 3,500.00
775.00 775.00 1,550.00 1,550.00
1,025.00 1,025.00 2,050.00 2,050.00 3,000.00
25.00 25.00 50.00 50.00 50.00
200.00 200.00 400.00 400.00 262.78
125.00 125.00 250.00 300.00 330.74
330.00 330.00 660.00 2,000.00 777.27
500.00 500.00 1,000.00 800.00 952.99
S 6,330.00 S 4,655.00 $10,985.00 $14,250.00 $ 8,873.73
$ 2.183.00 $ 1,975.00 $ 4,158.00 $ 8,750.00 $1,000.32
58,517.00 49,000.00 107,517.00 105,992.00 100,809.85
625.00 625.00 1,250.00 1,300.00 1,242.51
575.00 1,825.00 2,400.00 2.400.00 2,275.00
400.00 300.00 700.00 700.00 400.00
75.00 75.00 150.00 150.00 170.01
2,320.00 960.00 3,280.00 3,136.00 3,369.60
1,893.00 616.00 2,509.00 1,922.00 2,794.05
400.00 600.00 1,000.00 400.00 510.00
$66,988.00 $55.976.00 $122,964.00 $126,050.00 $116,343.30
III. OPERATION OF PLANT
1. Personal Service:
(1) Janitors and other employees
4. Light and power
7. Other expense of operation
8. Total Expense of Operation
IV. MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS
1. Personal Service: $
2. Repair, maintenance and replacement
(1) Furniture and equipment 3,000.00
(2) Building structure 2,000.00
3. Upkeep of grounds 500.00
4. Other expenses of maintenance and
5. Total Expense of Maintenance and
Repairs $ 5,900.00
V. AUXILIARY AGENCIES
(1) Personal service (nurse, etc)
(2) Supplies and other expenses
Transportation of Pupils:
(1) Personal service
(2) Supplies and repairs
(3) Replacement of buses
(5) Other expense of transportation.
Other Auxiliary Agencies:
(1) School lunch
a. Personal service
b. Supplies and other expense ...
Total Expense of Auxiliary Agencies ...
$ $ $ $ 50.00 ' $
500.00 500.00 1,000.00 1,200.00 741.98
8,000.00 3,250.00 11,250.00 11,950.00 11,068.08
4,000.00 2,000.00 6,000.00 6,000.00 5,599 64
3,118.63 1,559.32 4,677.95 4,105.00 3,700.00
300.00 300.00 600.00 600.00 543 91
800.00 480.00 1,280.00 1,280.00 1,103.25
1,530.00 1,530.00 3,060.00 2,970.00 2,183.00
$18,248.63 $ 9,619.32 $27,867.95 $28,155.00 $25,00L93
With the extra traction
of its 4-wheel-drive, the 'Jeep'
Truck will take you through
spring mud and muck. It climbs grades
up to 60 fully loaded.
Dual purpose carries
both passengers and cargo.
Has over 100 cu. ft.
of cargo space. Wide rear doors admit
$ 171 T 1 0 f I W A 6 0 f J Interior is washable,
MADE BY WIUYS-WORID'S LARGEST MAKER OF 4-WHEEL-DRIVE UTILITY VEHICLES
Farley Motor Co.
VI. FIXED CHARGES
(Exclusive of items included under V-2)
4. Other fixed charges Soc, Sec
5. Total Fixed Charges
VII. CAPITAL OUTLAY
2. New buildings $ $ $
3. Additions and alterations to buildings 8,365.00 8,365.00 16,730 00
4. Library books 668.00 494.00 1,162.00
6. Furniture, fixtures and other equip
ment 600.00 2,323.00 2,923.00
8. Other capital outlay Band 545.00 545.00 1,090.00
9. Total Capital Outlays $10,178.00 $11.727.00 $21,905.00
TOTAL SCHEDULE II GENERAL FUND Total Estimated Expenses
Items 1-6, II -7. III-8, IV-5.V-4, VI-5
VII-9. VIII-3. IX
SUMMARY OF ESTIMATES OF EXPENDITURES, RECEIPTS, AND AVAILABLE CASH BALANCES. AND TAX LEVIES
Estimation of Tax
1. Total estimated expenses
2. Total estimated receipts and available
cash balances (Schedule I)
3. Amount necessary to balance budget.
5. Balance to be raised by taxation
6. Estimated amount of taxes that will
not be collected during the fiscal year
for which this budget is made, in-
eluding estimated rebate on taxes
7. Total estimated tax levies lor ensuing
Dated this 15th day of March, 1955.
Signed: Nona R. SowelL District Clerk
L E. Dick, Jr., Chairman of Board of Director!
Howard Bryant, Secretary, Budget Committee
R. B. Ferguson, Chairman, Budget Committee