Newspaper Abstracts, Oregon

13 records

  • Malheur Enterprise (Vale, Oregon), August 16, 1919
    Revenue Officers and Sheriff Confiscate Modern Still Near Vale.
    What Sheriff H. Lee Noe described as being the best located still yet discovered, was located Tuesday on the homestead belonging to Harvey Sackett south of town near Chalk Butte. And as a result 110 gallons of perfectly good syrup mash and a complete equipment for making the same into that fiery beverage prohibited by the government, were destroyed. The owner, Harvey Sackett, was taken to Ontario that evening where he was bound over to the Federal Grand Jury after furnishing bail of $1,000.00.
    Outfit On Homestead
    Suspicions had been pointing for some time to Sackett on account of a house that he had rented here in town and while back which seemed to be in use and yet no one was ever seen about the premises. On forcing an entrance after he had moved to his homestead, Sheriff Noe found copper kettles and other paraphernalia for a regular still but was unable to get any direct evidence on his man.
    Find Modern Distillery
    Making a visit to his homestead Tuesday, accompanied by Deputies Rand and Charlton from Baker, internal revenue officers of Portland, they found merely where Sackett had hauled some lumber and had made some excavations preparatory to building him a house. Just as they were getting ready to leave one of the men happened to notice that the dirt was not surface dirt but had come from some distance below. They explored about until Sheriff Noe entered an old outbuilding and tore up the floor when they found a tunnel leading downward. Following this up they soon entered a room of about 10 by 10 by 12 which contained all the equipment for an up to date beverage factory.
    They destroyed two 50 gallon barrels of syrup mash and one ten gallon jar of syrup that was evidently going to be used for making beer, also all the other contents of the room except what they wanted as evidence against the owner of the still.
    Held To Grand Jury
    Sackett was away at the time but returned before they left. He believed that the still was so well concealed that they would be unable to find it and so rode right into their hands. He was taken Ontario Tuesday evening and arraigned before U. S. Commissioner C. M. Stearns after which he was bound over to await Federal Grand Jury, furnishing his own bail of $1,000.00."
    [Transcribed from Historic Oregon Newspapers image by Thurmon King]
  • Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon, 5 Jun 1925, p 8
    Miss Sadie Elizabeth Pratt became the bride of Mr. Sheldon F. Sackett on Tuesday evening, June 3, in Portland. The ceremony was performed at 8 o'clock before an altar of roses, at the Vernon Presbyterian church, Reverend C. L. Dark, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of McMinnville, assisted by Reverend H. E. Edgar, officiating. Baskets and lattices of pink roses and azure delphinium, transformed the church into a bride's garden, with tall white tapers burning at the altar.
    Immediately preceding the ceremony, Mrs. David Lawson (Marguerite Cook ) sang "Because." Mrs. Stuart Pratt of Seattle presided at the organ for the accompaniments and the wedding march, the bridal party taking their places to the strains of the impressive Mendelssohn processional.
    The bride was charming in white satin, ornamented with Spanish lace. Her filmy veil, worn in empress fashion and caught with sprays of orange blossom, fell along a full court train.
    Mrs. Willard Lawson (Helen Mclnturff), as matron-of-honor, wore orchid flat crepe with rows of narrow lace, while Miss Lorlei Blatchford, as maid-of-honor, wore a lovely gown of pale pink georgette with ostrich. Miss Norabel Pratt, a sister of the bride, Miss Lois Lapham, Miss Estella Martin, and Miss Carolyn Bushnell were bridesmaids. Miss Pratt and Miss Lapham wore lovely modes of poudre blue georgette while Miss Martin and Miss Bushnell completed the procession of pastel colors in their frocks of honey-dew crepe de chine. The bridesmaids carried arm bouquets of snapdragons and sweet peas, while the bride's bouquet was a shower of Ophelia roses and lilies of the valley.
    Mr. Vernor Sackett, brother of the groom, was best man with Mr. Clarence Gillette as groomsman. Ushers were Mr. Bruce E. White. Mr. David Lawson and Mr. John Lucker.
    Little Betty Sackett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leland Sackett, was a dainty flower girl, with a tiny arm basket of Cecil Brunner roses.
    The bride, daughter of Dr. and Mrs George B. Pratt, was given in marriage by her father. Immediately preceding the benediction Miss Kathleen La Raut sang "At Dawning."
    One hundred and fifty guests were invited to the formal receptlon which followed at the Pratt home at 1007 East Fifteenth Street, N. The guests were greeted at the door by Mrs. Melvin Johnson.
    Dr. and Mrs. George B. Pratt and the members of the bridal party received. In the dining room Mrs. Bruce E. White (Grace Brainerd) presided at the urn, while Miss Thelma Mills cut the ices. College friends of the bride assisted about the rooms. Miss Thelma Mills caught the bride's bouquet.
    Both Mr. and Mrs. Sackett are graduates of Willamette University, Mrs. Sackett with the class or 1923 and Mr. Sackett with the class of 1922. Both were unusually prominent in campus affairs. Mrs. Sackett was a member of the Delta Phi sorority and of the Adelante literary society, while Mr. Sackett was a Websterian and a Sigma Tau. Mrs. Sackett was senior scholar in French, and Mr. Sackett, upon his graduation was elected to membership in the honorary scholarship fraternity Alpha Kappa Nu. Mr. Sackett also edited the Willamette Collegian during his senior year. He is a member of the Bar-W forensic organisation.
    Mr. Sackett is the son ot Judge and Mrs. Sackett of Yamhill county. After a two weeks' honeymoon trip to Yellowstone National park, the trip being made by motor, Mr. Sackett will take his bride to McMinnville where the young couple will make their home. Mr. Sackett will edit the McMinnville paper, the Telephone-Register.
    The past year Mr. Sackett has been principal of the high school at Raymond, Washington, while Mrs. Sackett has been on the high school faculty at Klaber.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The Klamath News, Klamath Falls, Oregon, 12 Aug 1928, p2
    "Dale Dean Sackett and Elisabeth Beryl Breen, both of Klamath Falls, were granted a marriage license at the office of the county clerk yesterday."
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The World, Coos Bay, Oregon, 1 Jan 1932, p 6
    Sheldon Sackett Weds Secretary of Gov. Meier
    A wedding which came as a startling surprise to a large circle of acquaintances and which is of interest throughout the state was that which united Miss Beatrice Walton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Walton, and Sheldon F. Sackett, son of Judge and Mrs. Fred B. Sackett of McMinnville, Thursday evening at 7 o'clock at the Walton home in Salem.
    Even the best friends of Mr. and Mrs. Sackett were given little warning of the wedding's approach, and because of the prominence of the couple its occurrence will no doubt be the topic of conversation wherever society congregates today.
    Relatives Present
    Rev. Thomas Hardle, pastor of the McMinnville Methodist Episcopal church, read the simple wedding service in the presence of Mrs. James Walton, mother of the bride, Judge and Mrs. Fred B. Sackett of McMinnville, parents of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. William Walton, the former a brother of the groom, and Mrs. Thomas Hardie.
    Mrs. Sackett is a graduate of Mills college in California, and at one time was employed as an instructor of the Astoria public schools. She later was secretary in the state department of education. Three years ago she accepted the office of private secretary to the late Governor Patterson and served throughout his administration. She then went to Europe, but returned to Salem early last January, when she again was appointed private secretary by Governor Meier, which position she now fills.
    Publisher of Times
    Mr. Sackett is managing editor and co-publisher of the Oregon Statesman, Salem, and publisher of the Coos Bay Times at Marshfield. Prior to locating in Salem he was engaged in the newspaper business at McMinnville for a number of years. He is a graduate of Willamette university, and took a post graduate course at Columbia university.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sackett left Thursday night for a beach resort where they will remain until Sunday. Both were at their business posts until noon Thursday.
    Mrs. Sackett Thursday presented her resignation to Governor Meier, subject to his pleasure. Friends of Mrs. Sackett indicated that the resignation had not been accepted.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sackett will make their home in the Royal Court apartments, Salem.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • La Grande Observer, La Grande, Oregon, 2 Jan 1932, p 6
    Local Interest In Wedding—
    The many friends in the valley of the bridegroom and interest in the bride because of her official position in the state capltol, made news of the marriage on New Years eve of Sheldon F. Sackett, co-publisher of the New Oregon Statesman, of Salem, and publisher of the Coos Bay Times, at Marshfield, and Miss Beatrice Walton, private secretary to Governor Julius Meier, of considerable local interest. The marriage was celebrated Thursday evening at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. James Walton in Salem. Mrs. Sackett is a graduate of Mills college in California. She served as secretary to the late Governor Patterson and later of the present chief officer of the state. Mr. Sackett is a graduate of Willamette university. and after having taught a year, purchased the McMinnville Telephone-Register, going after the sale of that sheet to Salem to be associated with Charles A. Sprague In the management of the Salem daily.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon, 20 May 1947, p 4 [Editorial comment column]
    Beatrice Walton Sackett
    To the many virtues for which Mrs. Beatrice Walton Sackett was justly famed must be added one of heroism. With great courage she battled in recent years the encroachment of mailgnant disease, underwent numerous operations which served only to prolong life yet she held herself to her public and private duties with unconquerable fortitude until finally she had to yield to her physical infirmity.
    Here was a woman who could be described as the ideal modern woman: of fine intelligence, strong character, yet truly feminine, who renderd exceptional service in public position and maintained her home and cared for her family. Her work as private secretary to governors of the state and as member of the state board of higher education was regarded as outstanding. Her personal charm and graciousness of manner won for her a host of friends who share with relatives genuine grief over her passing.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Corvallis Gazette-Times, Corvallis, Oregon, 28 Oct 1947, p 8
    Co-eds Vote to Sing To Masculine Students
    The OSC [Oregon State College] women's house president's council met yesterday and voted to continue the policy of serenading men's living organizations, Lurah Slocum, president, said today.
    The serenading policy, which has gained an unfavorable attitude with some college officials, will be continued as in previous years. However, the council passed some restrictions on the function.
    Girls houses will schedule all their serenades in the dean of women's office. These serenades may take place anytime before closing hours.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon, 19 Jan 1950, p 6
    Invitations Received
    Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Contee Worthington of Piedmont, Cal., have sent out invitations for the marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth, to Mr. Shelton F. Sackett of Oakland, formerly of Coos Bay and of Salem.
    The wedding is to be an event of Monday, January 30 at four o'clock at the Piedmont Community church. A reception will follow at 172 Estates drive.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • Albany Democrat-Herald, Albany, Oregon, 7 May 1959, p 21
    Sheldon Sackett Sued for Divorce
    Oakland, Calif. (UPI) —Sheldon Sackett, 57, Oregon publisher and radio station owner, is being sued for divorce by his wife, Elizabeth, 40, in Alameda County Superior Court.
    Charging her husband with extreme cruelty, she asked for custody of an eight-year old son Schuyler, equitable division of $2,562,500 in community property, and $2,410 a month for temporary support.
    Mrs. Sackett's complaint said her husband has business interests worth $3,600,000 in addition to the community property, but that his debts total one million dollars.
    Along with filing the suit, Mrs. Sackett obtained a temporary order restraining her husband from selling his assets.
    The couple was married Jan. 30, 1950, and separated last April 4, the suit said. A hearing was set for May 14.
    Sackett publishes the Coos Bay (Ore.) World and a group of 13 labor weeklies in northern California. He also owns a Coos Bay radio station. Last Saturday he announced plans for establishing new publications in Oakland and Portland, Ore.
    [Transcribed from image by Chris Sackett]
  • The World, Coos Bay, Oregon, 14 Sep 1961, pp 10-12
    [Verbatim report over 3 pages]
    p 10
    A Day In Court With Sheldon F. Sackett ...
    [Report prefaced by "(Editor's note — Herewith another "day in court" with Sheldon F. Sackett, who is being sued for divorce and whose wife is asking that he be cited for contempt of court, for non-payment of alimony, and that a receiver be appointed to handle his business affairs until the divorce is settled.)"]
    p 11
    ... Wife Argues Publisher Is In Contempt
    p 12
    Court Day With Sackett
    [ image researched by Chris Sackett, not transcribed]
  • Corvallis Gazette-Times, Corvallis, Oregon, 2 Nov 1992, p 8
    Residence halls honor two energetic women
    by Corvallis historian Kenneth Munford
    Waldo Hall and Sackett Hall at Oregon State University bear the names of two women who had an impact as members of the governing body of the institution.
    Beatrice Walton Sackett
    Beatrice Walton had a satisfying career before it became popular for women to have well-rounded lives, balancing a family and professional life.
    She was born in Salem in 1898. She attended Salem schools and Willamette University and graduated from Mills College in California in 1920. She taught school in Astoria for two years before returning to Salem as a secretary to J. A. Churchill, state superintendent of public instruction. She assisted Hal Hoss, private secretary to Gov. I. L. Patterson.
    When Hoss became secretary of state, Beatrice Walton became the governor's executive secretary and continued in that position through the administration of Gov. A. W. Norblad. She went off on a long vacation trip to Europe. In London in December 1930 she received a cable from Governor-elect Julius Meier, whom she had never met, inviting her to become his executive secretary. She cut the trip short and came home.
    The next year, in December 1931 at age 33, she married Sheldon F. Sackett, 29, in the house in Salem in which she was born.
    In 1934 Gov. Meier appointed Mrs. Sackett to the State Board of Higher Education. The next governor, C. H. Martin, asked her to be his secretary, but she chose to return to private life. With her daughter Marcia Anne and her husband she moved to Coos Bay, where he published the Coos Bay Times and other newspapers. Their son John Walton was born in 1938.
    She was the only woman on the board of higher education through the austere 1930s and war years and into the post-war boom. Much of the time, she was the board's vice president. She had a hand in planning a residence hall of unique and graceful design to house 285 women at Jefferson Way and 30th Street.
    As it neared completion, she died of cancer in Coos Bay on May 19, 1947. The board named it Beatrice Walton Sackett Hall in her memory.
    [Researched and transcribed by Thurmon King]
  • The World, Coos Bay, Oregon, 4 Dec 1995, p 5
    Harold F. Sackett
    PORT ORFORD — Funeral services for Harold F. Sackett, 63, of Port Orford, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Port Orford Funeral Service, Port Orford. Pastor Mark Newmanof of the First Community Church of Port Orford will officiate.
    Interment will be at Port Orford Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Port Orford Funeral Service, 663 14th St.
    He was born Feb. 24, 1932, at Nixa, Mo., and died Nov. 30, 1995, at his home at Port Orford of a heart attack.
    Mr. Sackett joined the U.S. Navy in San Diego at the age of 18.
    He married Zona Campbell on Dec. 26, 1952, at Harrison, Ark., and they moved to Eugene in 1963, where he worked in plywood mills.
    In 1973 they moved to Port Orford, where Mr. Sackett was employed by Western States Plywood.
    He had a great love of fishing, especially in the Elk River, and he dearly loved his children and grandchildren, according to his family.
    Survivors include his wife, Zona Sackett of Port Orford; two daughters, Tricia Nason of Eugene, and Glenda Purkey of Coos Bay; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny Sackett of Eugene, and David and Susan Sackett of Eugene; a sister, Betty Savard of Springfield, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Nita Cherry of Arkansas; 13 grandchildren, Israel Sackett of Arkansas, Danny, Aleaha, Brandon, Tyson and Jessica Sackett of Eugene, Darrell, Kara, Kristen, and Kelsey Jolliff of Eugene, Ian Jolliff of Hawaii, and Steven and Lisa Purkey of Coos Bay; uncles and aunts, Claude and Romae Justice, and Clyde and Juanita Justice, all of Springfield, Mo.; two nieces; one nephew; and numerous cousins.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest Sackett, in 1969, and Margaret Sackett, in 1988; a sister, Louise Taylor, in 1952; a brother, Donald Sackett, in 1990; and his granddaughter, Stacie Jolliff, in 1978.
    Port Orford Funeral Service, (541) 332-3400, is in charge of arrangements.
    [Transcribed from image by Ted Smith]
  • Baker City Herald (online), Baker City, Oregon, 5 Nov 2021
    Rex Sackett
    Rex Eugene Sackett, 72, passed peacefully of an aneurysm on Oct. 30, 2021, at his beloved vacation home in Hells Canyon, sitting on his deck napping and watching the birds with a favorite T-shirt on that read "So many fish, so little time."
    A gathering for friends and relatives to celebrate Rex’s life with Sharon and each other is planned for 2022 in Hells Canyon. Details will be sent out as the date and time nears.
    Rex Eugene was born on Aug. 30, 1949, in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Larry R. and D. Jeanne (Stutzman) Sackett. He attended Twin Falls High School, graduating in 1967.
    In 1969, Rex married Sharon Straughn, beginning 52 years of friendship, love and laughter.
    Rex enlisted in the Navy in 1968 and served on fast-attack submarines and as an instructor in anti-submarine warfare, retiring in 1988. During that time he earned his masters’s degree in Software Development. He was employed at Hewlett Packard Printer Division (Boise) from 1990 retiring in 2005.
    Rex loved fishing for bass with his wife, family and friends on Brownlee, Oxbow, and Hells Canyon reservoirs. He spent his winters golfing in Las Vegas. As a hobby, Rex enjoyed making fishing rods for family and friends.
    Rex is survived by his wife, Sharon; and his siblings, Dona Fuchs (Ed), Doug Pollow (Jim England), Mike Schlagenhauf (Lisa), Lori Schmahl; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Bruce Castoe and Nancy and Kip Wood; 10 nieces and nephews; and nine great-nieces and great-nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Larry Sackett and Jeanne Schlagenhauf; and his father-in-law, Kenneth Straughn.
    In lieu of flowers the family ask you to please consider a donation to your local PBS (Public Broadcasting Station). Online condolences can be made at
    [Transcribed from Baker City Herald (online) by Chris Sackett]

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