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THE NYSSA GATE CITY JOURNAL. NYSSA OREGON. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 31. 1964
65 Foreseen as Year of Compromise; Sanin Claus Scene Wins Lifjhiiny Contesi Annual Stork Derby Sei January 1
No Rig War Rut Continued Blackmail;
By Malheur Memorial Hospital, Local
U.N. Loses Importance in U.S. Plans
Physicians and Nyssa Business Firms
Cost of Government Increases, Wages Rise,
Profit Margin Down, More Businesses Fail
No Decline in Entries and Sponsor-Support
Of Contest for Thirteen Consecutive Years
The Journal is again pleased to present the noted Roger
W. Babson’s 1965 predictions for its readers. It is the same
forecast, in detail, carried annually by many of the large
dailies throughout the United States.
It covers 50 different subjects, many of which are vital to
individuals and firms in making their future plans.
Covering the war situation,*
he sees no big conflicts, saying term important uplifting forces
China is not ready with suffi- on the farm scene,
cient bombs and a method of Generally, he said the cost of
delivery and that Russia is living would rise, cost of both
The thirteenth annual Stork Derby, sponsored by Malheur
Memorial hospital, Nyssa physicians and local business firms,
gets under way with the opening of the new year, one minute
after midnight Thursday.
Rules are simple and unchanged from previous years. The
baby must be the first born after the starting date, must be
of natural birth and born in*------------------------------------
the local hospital. The attend
ing physician must certify the
exact time of birth and in
case of a tie the gifts will be
seeking more prosperity for its i local and federal government
citizens. He sees little change in would increase, that there would
Cuba and Castro but predicts a be less result from the adminis
compromise in South Vietnam tration’s “War on Poverty” pro
gram than from natural economic
leading to neutralization.
In industry he predicts a con conditions.
He predicted that the United
tinuing boom in the first half of
the year, with considerable taper Nations would become more un
ing off in the second half. He der the influence of the Asian
says wages and interest will rise and African nations, forcing the
with resulting decrease in the U. S. to go it alone in some in
margin of profit and a higher stances and that President John
son would be more of a com
rate of business failures.
For agriculture, eliminating promiser than a contestant, as
widespread drouth conditions, he that was his character by na-
said, “We do not see any near- j ture.
BABSON'S BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL
FORECAST FOR 1965
The race is open to anyone
wishing to use the hospital faci Al Recent Meet
lities for this purpose whether
SANTA PLAYS, the elves do his work while the
snowman and four of the famous reindeer super
vise the job. This was the top prize-winning en
try in the 1964 lighting contest sponsored by the
Nyssa Jaycees. This picture was taken by a staff
photographer during daylight hours as if stood
on the front lawn at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
S. P. Bybee on Columbia avenue, northwest of
Nyssa. The display was radiantly colorful at
night, illuminated by a spotlight with the large
evergreen in the background bearing numerous
colored lights. Second place winners in the con
test were Mr. and Mrs. Jake Fischer with third
Award going to Mrs. Anne Tensen. These rural
fesidents received prizes of $15, $10 and $5. re
spectively, while honorable mention went for dis
plays at the Glade Chadwick and Bill Fitzsim
mons homes in Nyssa. The Jaycees first announ
ced that they would limit their contest to the
city of Nyssa, but at a later meeting voted io in
clude the immediate surrounding area. In the
church division, first place award of $15 went
to Faith Lutheran, the $10 second prize to St.
Paul's Episcopal and the third award of $5 to
St. Bridget's Catholic church.
they live in or out of state. There
are no racial or religious barriers,
nor is there an entry fee. It is
generally conceded that prepara
tions made far in advance en
hance the opportunity to win —
but there is no time limit . . .
The contest remains open until
a winner has been declared.
Many Gifts Offered
Many gifts are offered the win
ner. The hospital and local phy
sicians have offered to deduct
$50 from their bills and over 40
local business firms are offering
various gifts, useful and orna
The range covers clothing, food
for the infant, a savings account
at the local bank and cash. Some
of the firms have thoughtfully
added gifts for the father and
mother, largely of a useful nature,
under the theory that they, too,
have had a hand in the event.
(For a complete list of donors
and gifts for the newborn, see
page six of this issue of the Jour
Winning Times Vary
Winner of the 1964 event was
Jina Marie Burley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Burley of On
tario. The baby was delivered by
Dr. K. A. Danford at 2:15 a.m. on
Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Record for the earliest baby is
still held by Lynn Garner, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Garner
of route 2, Parma. He appeared
on the scene in 1955 only 45
minutes after the start of the
The “slow-poke” title is still
claimed by Dellas Frederiksen,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fred-
eriksen, Nyssa, who loitered on
the way until 10:30 p.m. Jan. 9,
By ROGER W. BABSON
Promising the people of the United States peace and
prosperity,” President Johnson was carried to victory last
November on an overwhelming landslide. By nature he is
more likely to compromise than to contest. Also, he is deeply
Monday Evening Set
sincere in his desire to accelerate the economic growth of this
For Tree Collection
country and to wipe out poverty.
Nyssa Jaycees, assisted by
But we must not forget that both Woodrow Wilson and
the local fire department and
Franklin Roosevelt promised to keep America out of “foreign
Farm and urban families are more alike in their use of in Clarence Page of the Nyssa
wars.” And already the British financial crisis has forced the
they ever have been and there is every reason to Sanitation Service, plan to pick
Federal Reserve to raise its discount rates to 4% — despite expect than
up discarded Christmas trees
trend will continue.
President Johnson’s dislike of higher money rates. Therefore,
evening within the city
This is just one of the findings recently reported from the
as we look forward to 1965 from our more than 60 years 1960-61
of experience in forecasting and analysis, we emphasize once
According to Byron Stander-
by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the Bureau of
again that the great rolling tides of economic fundamentals Labor
Jaycee president, the trees
Statistics, points out*--- ‘—
and social currents are likely to have a greater impact on Mrs. Alberta Johnston, Ore
will be collected between 6 and
what is to unfold than will the campaign promises of success gon State university home Legion Groups Plan
Nyssa residents are asked to
Chili Feed and Films place
them on the curb in front
There will be no war with Russia during 1965. The The survey, which is made ev
of their residences prior to the
. Russian people want some of the “peace and prosperity” ery 10 years, gives information On Coyote Trapping
Legionnaires of Post 79 and scheduled pick-up hours.
on family income, how families
that President Johnson promised our citizens.
members of the<?iuxi.liary are
Watch Russia's satellites in 1965. They will try to make
that have occurred in making plans for a social gather
LDS First Ward Plans
• a deal with the new Moscow administration which will changes
their assets and liabilities. In ing and chili supper beginning at
involve more trade and prosperity and less politics. Follow 1961, Mrs. Johnston explained, 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Gold and Green Ball
ing Khrushchev’s fall, the satellites will aim for more con there were more than 55,000,000 Nyssa community hall.
“Wonderland by Night” is the
Fred Bennett will be chef and theme of Nyssa First ward’s Gold
sumer goods for their people rather than for more personal families or consumer units in the
United States. Their incomes, af serving will be done by women and Green ball to be held Satur
day, Jan. 2, 1965, in the LDS stake
Russia will not bring the Berlin issue to a crisis in 1965. ter taxes, averaged about $5,600. of the auxiliary.
Robert (Pud) Long of Adrian house. Dancing will begin at 9
. The tendency will be to soft-pedal talk about Berlin Spending Explained
Of this, the average family unit will show films and tell of coyote p.m. to music provided by the
until Red China’s course of action becomes clearer.
Rick and Wanda Lashbrooke or Joint Efforts Take
spent about $5,050 for such items trapping in Malheur county.
Red China made the biggest news in 1964 by exploding as food, clothing, shelter and All Legionnaires, their wives chestra featuring Frank Turner. Holiday Atmosphere
. a nuclear bomb. In 1965, Communist China’s greatest medical care, $300 for personal in and members of the auxiliary are A floor show is also planned.
effort will be to gain admission to the United Nations. World surance, $275 for gifts and contri urged to attend and there will be There is no admission charge . Into Homes of Needy
Fifty-seven needy families of
leaders cannot ignore this awakening giant with its 700,000,000 butions, and improved their net no charge for the food.
and the public is welcome to at-
the area received food packages
people. We believe there is a 50-50 chance that the Red worth by about $225.
this year to add to their Christ
The survey shows that several WEATHER
Dragon will get into the UN in 1965.
mas happiness through a project
However, Communist China will not risk all-out war
Max. Min. Prec. BLAZE IN PARKED AUTO
sponsored by the Nyssa Jaycees,
the past 10 years in income as Dec. 22
.02 SUMMONS LOCAL FIREMEN
• in the year ahead. She has neither a sufficient stock well as expenditures, Mrs. John
assisted by members of other or
The Nyssa Volunteer Fire de ganizations.
pile of. nuclear bombs nor adequate means of delivering them ston said.
Dec. 24 ...... __ 58
.20 partment was called Tuesday af
Helping with packaging and
in quantity. Red China’s biggest use of her new-found nuclear
Spending patterns have chang Dec.
ternoon to the parking lot at Main distribution of the baskets on
power will be to “blackmail” the West.
ed with increased incomes for Dec. 26 ...
.07 and North Second streets where Christmas eve day were Legion
Regardless of what happens in the next few months, we farm, rural non-farm and urban Dec. 27 .....
.09 a car was ablaze. The fire was naires of Post 79 and auxiliary
• look for President Johnson to compromise on the situa families, she pointed out. For in Dec. 28__ __ 42
.01 believed to have started from members, the local Civil Air Pa
the percentage of family Dec. 29
tion in South Vietnam sometime during 1965 and move to stance,
faulty wiring and damage to the trol squadron and members of the
income spent for food has drop
Owyhee Reservoir Storage
vehicle was confined to that area. Mexican Alliance club.
ped from 31 percent to only 26
634,440 Acre Ft. Owner of the auto is a resident
Every child on a list, submitted
Conditions in Cuba are not likely to change radically in percent in the past 20 years. At Dec. 30, 1964
265,640 Acre Ft. of the Nyssa labor camp.
by the County Welfare depart-
• 1965. The Russians will do nothing to handicap Castro; the same time, families are spend Dec. 30, 1963
I ment, received one or two toys,
neither will they do much to help him. Thus Castro will be ing about two percent less for
according to Jaycee President By
unable to deliver the economic help he has been promising
other Latin American nations. And with world sugar prices Other Expenditures Increase
Numerous food items were do
down, the Cuban chieftain will try to make a deal with the While these expenditures have
nated by Nyssa firms and the pro
been decreasing, the amount spent
United States before the end of 1965.
ject was also aided with cash
transportation and medical
contributions from individuals
Cutbacks in defense spending will not result in radical for
care has been increasing, the spe
J and various organizations.
• unemployment in the U. S. in 1965. Companies and re cialist in family economics added.
gions seriously affected by the loss of “conventional” defense The American people are more
work will shift to meet the rapid changes due in our system dependent upon automobiles fori
Piano Pupils Play
transportation now than ever be- I
of defense during the next few years.
In Winter Recital
Our Defense Department, under Secretary McNamara’s fore, she pointed out, noting that
Piano students of Mrs. Doro
• leadership, will increase efforts in 1965 to produce new in 1961 over 75 percent of all
Mitchell were presented in
families owned cars compared !
a winter recital on Dec. 21 at the
super-weapons. It is realized there would be no Maginot or with only 58 percent in 1941.
Nyssa LDS stake house.
other “line” to protect any country in future wars. Control Medical care costs have risen I
Awards for special achieve
of space will be the new aim in defense.
faster than any other category of
ments were presented to begin
Intensified emphasis on new space-age defenses will expenditure, she continued. This i
ners Kevin and Scott Engstrom,
• provide more jobs in 1965 than the closing down of ob can be traced to higher prices for
Dwight Calhoun and Carol Nel
drugs and services, better medi- i
solete installations will eliminate.
son; and to intermediates Rickie
cal care and the increasing num
Chester, Dellas Frederiksen, Lin
The stock market will continue to be a paradox in 1965. ber of older citizens in the popu
da Clapp and JoAnn Durfee.
• The Dow-Jones industrial average may push to 1000 lation who spend more for medi- I
Other students participating in
before any real turn-around takes place. Many stocks, how cal care than other age groups.
the recital were Lori Lewis, Linda
ever — including numbers of issues oriented to conventional
awarded prior to Christmas day by Elliott Tire company. This Ray, Carol Clapp, Denise Bar-
warfare and defense — will still do little or nothing. Look NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY
photo was snapped by a Journal photographer during the Dec. 22 tron, Dean Sappe, Marla Dail,
for greater selectivity in stocks next year.
SLATED AT EAGLES HALL
drawing held at the site of the tire firm. The men are (left io Margie Durfee, Dana Lee Fred
IO 1965 may be an advantageous time for investors to put Dancing to live music by the right) Cecil Richards, Monty Burbank; Bob Elliott, owner-operajor eriksen, Jeff Stephens, LeAnne
lb. very small sums of money into “space” stocks. These John Morgan band will highlight of the business; John Broad, Ben Sheat and Bob McKinney, an Wilson, Kathy Spitler.
Sharon Blair, Susan Clapp,
are outright speculations, but so were the ventures of Colum activities at the New Year’s eve employee of the sponsoring firm. Other turkey winners were Herb
bus, Magellan and other explorers of the past. If there were party slated Thursday evening at Nelson, Robert Munn, Percy Capper, Ronnie Ditty, Bill Nielsen, Christina Call, Marilee Wilson,
Eagles hall in Nyssa.
Cindy Spitler, LaRae Mitchell,
no risk-takers there would be no progress. Such “invest the According
to Bill LaBounty, Claude Capper, Bill Newell, Fern Ransom, Pai Parker, Roy Holmes, Christy Nelson, Elaine Berrett,
ments,” however, should be well diversified and limited to dancing will begin at 9 p.m. and Warren Fewkes. Stan Bybee, Ray Russell. Eugene Cleaver, Ken Jean Munn, Dee Farr, Patty Pet
amounts you would be prepared to lose.
continue until 1 a m. on the first Parker, Arie Bakker, Delbert Malloy. H. E. Bergam, Blaine Smith. terson, Ann Zittercob and Brenda
Ten-Year Surveys Reflect Changes
In Family Income, Spending Habits
(Continued on Page 5)
day of 1965.
Larry Glenn and Herman Towne.
Malheur County Mint Growers
association held its annual meet
ing Dec. 18 in Ontario, according
to President Dick Nelson. Busi
ness discussions included election
of two directors and reports cov
ering status of the mint growing
industry in Malheur county.
Election of officers resulted in
Nelson of Nyssa and Bob White
of Bully Creek being re-elected
for two - year terms. The new
board of directors will meet in the
near future to choose a president
and other officers.
Nelson reported that mint acre
age in the county had declined
during the past year due to low
mint oil prices. An estimated 700
acres were harvested in 1964.
Yields of mint oil were report
ed to average about 10 pounds
per acre less than the 1963 crop.
Prices for the product strengthen
ed during the latter part of the
season with some high quality oil
selling at $4.50 per pound.
Nelson will represent the coun
ty association at the Oregon Es
sential Oil Growers league meet
ing to be held Jan. 7 at Corvallis.
He is president of the league
which was established by mint
and other oil plant producers to
help solve problems associated
with the growing and marketing
1965 Beet Acreage
Jan. 4 Through 15
Sign-up for the 1965 sugar beet
proportionate shares will begin
Monday, Jan. 4, 1965, and con
tinue through Jan. 15 at the Mal
heur ASC county office located
at 1252 S.W. Fourth avenue in
Fieldmen from the Amalgamat
ed Sugar company in Nyssa will
be contacting all growers in their
individual districts and setting up
a schedule for sign-up.
If there are any growers who
will be unable to attend the sign
up at their scheduled time, they
are requested to contact their
sugar fieldman or the ASC office
in Ontario and make different
Adult Classes Begin
At Nyssa in January
Treasure Valley Community
college will hold organizational
meetings for adult classes in Nys
sa with registrations to be con
ducted in class areas.
Hour for all the meetings is 8
p.m. with courses and dates as
follows: Rapid reading, Jan. 11;
welding, Jan. 11, ag room; tailor
ing, Jan. 11; interior decorating,
Jan. 13, room 9; preventative vet
erinary medicine, Jan. 14, ag
Free Tickets Offered
For College Hoop Tilt
On Nyssa High Court
Free tickets for a basketball
game to be played on the
Nyssa high court Jan. 9 be
tween the TVCC Chukars and
Eastern Oregon college of La
Grande can be had for the ask
ing at Nyssa business firms be
The game is being sponsored
by the Nyssa Chamber of Com
merce to help build attendance
and interest in the games play
ed by the newly created junior
college at Ontario.
Tickets to be given away by
local firms are now available
at the Gate City Journal office.
More game details will be given
next week prior to Saturday
night game time.