Oregon United States Standard Time, Measure 13 (1952)

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The Oregon United States Standard Time Bill, also known as Measure 13, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure abolished daylight savings time and instituted the United States standard time as established by the U.S. Congress.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 13 (1952)
Approveda Yes 399,981 60.88%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

ESTABLISHING UNITED STATES STANDARD TIME IN OREGON - Purpose: Abolishing daylight saving time, repealing chapter 373, Oregon Laws 1949, and establishing United States standard time as established by the Congress of the United States for any given area of Oregon. Would prohibit any department of state, county, city government or other political subdivision from fixing any other time or adopting any statute, ordinance or order providing for the use of any other than United States standard time. Becomes effective 2 o'clock A. M., United States standard Pacific time, on second Sunday following governor's proclamation of approval by the electorate.
Vote YES or NO

324. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

325. No. I vote against the proposed law.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.