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...... -- 'Tis a Privilege- - to the Phil Sheridan Country ............. Large Group At Chamber .....1 Meet Hears Constitutian Admendment Idea Speaker FINISHED COSTUMES from days 'qong gone" were displayed at a meeting Monday night of the group of women who will be visiting other communities to promote the upcoming Phil Sheridan Days. Tentative plans call for them to repre- sent Sheridan at the 20 Miracle Miles celebration, In the i School Budget Draws No uujectim00s Hearing00 Election Slated May 4 from the Common School Fund, shall be reflected in a raisIng of .the millage in the district levyo Factors such as county equalization and the hint of more Basic nloules than an- ticipated should lessen thebur- den, somewhat. This budget reflects the second year in which this dis- trict has operated on a skele- toll budget. This should be kept in mind in the 1965-6 budget considerations. Theills which are confronting this dis- trict, financially, must be at- tributed to the defeat of the Tax Referendum in the fall of 1963 which manifests itself in a reduction of revenues from the state level. The school has been and shall have to continue operating on a severe level of economy. This type of operation is in- dicative of a district's sym- pathy for the problem of burden- some taxes and the realization of a need for an increased tax base° Stephen N. Silvers SuperIntendent of Schools PROMOTION PARTICIPANTS who have made their own cos- tumes to visit other communities to promote the big Phil Sheridan Days celebration in June in Sheridan met Monday night to display their costumes and formulate plans for visitations. Slated to tour other citles in the promotion effort are (on piano, Mrs. Franklin Flatch (left)and Mrs. Fire Destroys Rural Home Leaving Family Homeless Americana parade in Portland and at the Woodburn Straw- berry Festival, as well as other area-wide events. Five of the women, led by Mrs. Wendell Heath (left)are (left to right) Mrs. John Rtes, Mrs. Norm Agee, Mrs. Bill Ivie and Mrs. Bill Wederquist. (Sun Photo 146) "The Tax Limitation Consti- sons for adoption of theamend- A roaring blaze Tuesday rear half of the house in flames. afternoon gutted the ruralhome After several hours of dousing of Mrs. Virginia Good and her the blaze with nearly 7000 gal- seven children, destroyingmost lens of water, firemen returned No objections to the pro- posed $412,736 Sheridan school budget for the 1964-65 school year were heard at a public hearing Monday night at Faul- coner school° Only two in- terested voters attended the meeting. Members of tim school board accepted the budget document as printed in the Sheridan Sun issues of March 19 and March 26 after the school budget com- mittee approved the document° Only voters attending the ses- sion, besides school board and budget committee members ad school administrators, were Marion Latham and Howard Lyons. School SuperIntendent Ste- phen N. Stivers announced mil- lage rate to handle the budget for the coming school year would be about 92 mills, up from the 82.7 millage levy for the present year. Silvers ex- plained the budget situation in tle following letter to the board: of their belongings, according to Fire Chief Cecil A. Harrison. He said the blaze was of un- determined origin° Apparently the blaze re.. kindled itself early Wednesday morning and finished de- struction of the structure, lo- School District 48, Sheridan, Oregon, faced with a reduced income from the Basic School Support Fired, has endeavored to present a budget compar- able to the 1963-4 budget. The only significant changes are in the 200, Instruction Series, and the 800, Fixed Charges Series, which reflect a $25,000 In- crease due to the adoption of a new salary schedule. However, there will not be a $21,000 deficit this year as ttere was last year and an additional $3,000 has been re- duced from the budget which would keep the millage at ap- proximately the same level as last year. However, the an- ticipated $16,800 loss from Basic Funds, a loss of $5,000 for growth, and an $8,000 loss cated on the Red Prairie road Board Members Sheridan,three miles southwest Discovered by aneighbor, the Named At Meet fire department received the alarm about 2 p.m. Tuesday and arrived at the site to find the Calendars Due, Donation Set M r s° Alvin Nisly, Band Booster president, announced this week that the Sheridan High School Band Community Birthday Calendars have ar- rived and will be distributed within the next two weeks. A profit of approximately ,$425 has been realized from this project and money will go toward buying new uniforms and instruments. to the station satisfied theblaze was extinct. But another call came In : :::" about 4:50 a.m° Wednesday and ............ : sent firemen back to the Good home where they found a fire blazing in the front wall which had escaped the blaze the pre- vious day virtually unscathed. A frame house, the structure was destroyed by the fast mov- ing flames and Sheridan fire- men had small hope of saving anything when they arrived. Ac- cordIng to reports, a bedroom escaped damage but was con- sumed in the morning blaze. No one was home at the time of the fire. Mrs. Good and the seven youngsters, ranging in age from seven to 18, are living with the Elmer Yoder family until they are able to find new living quarters° A house trailer near the house escaped the blaze without damage, No estimate on damage has been determined. Firemen answered an 8 a.m. call Monday to the Richard Davis home a mile west of the city to douse a fire in a wall around a stove. The chief reported a pipe caught fire and caused about $50 damage° HOISTING A LADDER in an effort to halt the advance of flames which destroyed the home of Mrs. Virginia Good Tuesday after- noon were Sheridan fire department volun- tutional Amendment was writ- ten to enable Oregon residents to do somethIngabout hightaxes --not just talk about them," Norman Easley told the Sher- idan Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday noon at the Sheridan Cafeo Reductions of between 15 and 20 per cent on income and prop- erty taxes would be realized with the adoption of the amend- ment, Easley stated. Easley heads the Income and Property Tax Relief Committee which drafted the amendment which would establish guidelines for a sales tax with mandatory re- ductions of income and prop- erty taxes written into the con- stitution itself. The amendment provides that not less than 60 per cent of the net proceeds from any sales tax levied shall be used as di- rect offsets to reduce personal income taxes and property taxes. It would also provide additional revenue for educa- tion and essential State servi- ces. Easley cited three major re.a- Admitted to the Oregon State ment to the group: First, relief from growing tax burdens on wage earners and home owners; Secondly, tourists would pay part of Oegon's tax costs through taxation of transient lodging. Third, the amendment pro- tects taxpayers against future tax increases by providingcon- stitutional limitations on such taxation, Easley, who has traveled throughout the state discuss- iag tax problems withnumerous groups and individuals, said that the amendment was evol- ved to provide a solution to Oregon's need for additional revenue without addIng to the already heavy burdens on in- come and property taxes. Signatures required to place the amendment on theNovember ballot are currently being ob- tained on petitions by inter- ested voltmteers throughout the state. Easley estimates that at least 10 per cent of the required 46,371 have been obtained al- ready. Three new directors on the Red Prairie Irrigation project board were elected for three year terms at the project group's annual meeting Friday night at the Buell Grange hall, accordhlg to Chairman Lloyd Palmer. Taking seats on the board are Glem Hill of Sheridan and two Buell men, Gordan Lucas and Joim Sigrist. Guest speaker for the meet- ing was John F. Mangan, area engineer with the Salem office of the Bureau of Reclanmtion. He presented an outline of the dam project and reported to the large group that specifl- Continued on Page 6 Bar in 1942, Easley was aprac- ricing attorney until he went into Investment counseling in 1962, with the exception of service in the Navy during World War IIo He was dis- :harged in 1945 as a lieutenant. He pointed out tax laTers have helped draw up the pro- posed amendment and tax com- mission representatives have told Easley that "the machinery to make this work is there" if it is approved by the people. Easley reminded the chamber members at the meeting "ttmt there is no new source of taxes - it all comes right out of your pocket." He says it is felt that this amendment is necessary to give directio, to the legislature in future session. Surveg Results Show Interest Sponsor Fish Test For Bids "Let's GO Fishing ' and win some prizes will be the thought in the minds of many Sheri- dan-area youngsters when the big Chamber of Commerce Con- test gets underway Saturday, April 25, and continues mtil 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2. Ac- cording to Joe Chrisman, pro- motion chairman, entry blanks must be turned in by young- sters planning to compete in the contest by 6 p.m. Friday, April 24. A $5 first prize, $3 second award and a $2 third prize will be awarded in each of three division. Youngsters 5 through 7 years old will com- pete against each other for the largest trout In their section, while those 8 through 10 will be fishing against each other. Third division of the contest is for 11 year-olds through 14-year-olds, Blanks may be obtained from any of the sponsoring mer- chants. Sheridan businesses supporting the contest are the Sheridan Drug store, Ted's Shell Station, Stuck Electric, Inco, Sheridan Sun,Daniels Feed and Farm Supply, The Merc, Ivie Hardware, Nice Furniture and Appliance, Sheridan Bak- ery, the U. S. National Bank, Oregon Washington Tele- phone company, Ellingsworth's Supermarket, Chat & Chew care, Valley Cleaners, Standard Oil distributor Ken Graham, Davison Auto Parts, Agee's Marketeria, Western Auto store, Sheridan Grain company, Tuggle Chevrolet company and Murphy's Midway Market. tablished call for the purchase Evaluating the findings, the of some of the adjacent acreage survey states, "This is perhaps rom Sloan 'and use of this the most favordle shongre- and the property tim city would i.teroby any sales tax hilt or relinquish to have a building qiest|on asked by this organiza- constructed by an interested tion In its many years of re- builder. According to Art search in Oregon." Hebert, Chamber of Commerce president, Zink has contacted a McMinnville contractor, Jack Squires, about purchasing the property and building a bowling alley, which Zink then would lease from the builder-buyero Zink has announced he in- tends to install a 10-lane facility if plans work out. He also is considering pre-selling booklets of tickets representing 50 lines of bowling for $20 to initiate local interest in the facility. It was explained that if this plan is put into action, this money would be held in escrow until the bowling alley was in operation The council also voted t cancel a lease on property formerly used by the Pelzer- Tuggle Chevrolet company, as of last August. Merchants Here Commenting upon the sur- vey results, Easley said, "The report is most encouraging. It bears out what I have found h] my own discussions withpeople all over the state. The ma- jority of Oregonians have come to the realization that the time has come to act on the matter of lowering income and prop- erty taxes° This constitutional amendment offers the first practical means of obtaining such tax relief." "It is apparent tlmt this is action that the people of Oregon want. I would point out, how- ever, that voters must first sign petitions in order toassuretlmt tim measure is on the ballot. I urge all those who favor the measure to put their names on petitions in their community without delay," Easley stated. Easley said that petitions to obtain the 46,371 names to place the measure on the November ballot are now being circulated throughout the state by inter- ested volunteers. Copies may be obtained from the state chairman of volunteer activ- ities, Mrs. John Thelen, 3203 N.E. 27th Avenue, Portland on the Tax Limitation Consti- tutional Amendment have been azmouncedo ]'lie amendment, drafted by Norman L. Easley, head of the income and Prop- erty Tax Relief committee, es- tablishes guidelines for a pos- sible future sales tax with man- datory reductions of mcomeand property taxes written into the constitution itself. The question was asked, "It you Were voting t(xlay, would you probably vote FOR or AGAINST this measure?" Results of the 1,153 in- terviews were; FOR ....... 47% AGAINST ...... 44,, Undecided ........ 9% Total...100c , Community Events FRIDAY, April I0 Phil Sheridan Fellowship. IHONDAY, April 13 O. E. S. Cut) Scout Pack Meeting. American Legion Aax,Unit 75 American Legion Post 75 Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 12 noon, 7/11Res.. taurant. TUESDAY, April 14 I. O. O. F. Buell Grange Red Cross Bloodmobile, American Legion Hal1, 3-6 p.m. WEDNESDAY, April 15 Rotary, noon. Past Matrons will meet with Harriet Hayes, Lillian Smith co=hostess. THURSDAY, April 16 Rainbow Girls. FRIDAY, April 1 Phil Sheridan Fellowship° SATURDAY, April 18 Rainbow Girls car wasi. drams water into a tunnel under Bridge street and into an open ditch again along the property. The water is car- ried in the ditch on east and back under Highway 18. It is figured that an expense close to $1000 and use of 48- inch drainage tile is necessary to satisfactorily solve the water problems caused when high water hits and the water flows over the ditch banks into yards of nearby residents. A Salem bowling alley oper- ator, Marvin Zink, has ex- pressed interest in establishing such a recreational facility in Sheridan. Plans tentatively es- teers. The fire had roared through nearly half the house by the time firemen were called (Sun Photo 155) Joe Chrisman, while standing left to right are Mrs. Cleo Latham, Mrs. Bob Close, Mrs. Clayton Stubbs and Mrs. Tip Barstad° Leader of the group, Mrs. Alice Heath, urges that all residents of the community plan to dress in costumes to promote the big, annual event this summer. (Sun Photo 147) Members of the Sheridan City Countil Monday night decided to turn over a 95 by 500 foot strip of land to bowling alley interests wishing to build a facility in the community if the "buyers" will satisfactorily solve a long-standing water drainage problem at the site° The strip of land, just off Bridge street and just north of the high school building, lies adjacent to the Virgil Sloan property. Councilmen pointed out a drainage ditch Bowling Alley Interests In Amendment E y Results of a voter opinion e Sheridan Property