Oregon ad pioneer dies

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Willis "Bill" Leslie Winter, Jr., one of the nation's best-known advertising professors, suffered a heart attack and died Dec. 14 at the age of 69. Survivors include three daughters and five grandchildren. His wife died in 1994.

Winters was among the first advertising teachers at the University of Oregon in 1955. He also taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of Illinois and the University of Washington until his retirement in 1989. He owned and operated an advertising consulting firm from 1962 to 1988 and worked in newspaper advertising in California and Oregon between 1950 to 1965.

Y&R veteran dies of pneumonia
Dorothy Ackerman, a 55-year employee of Young & Rubicam Advertising, New York, died of pneumonia at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Manhattan. Ms. Ackerman, supervisor of secondary research in the corporate research department, was 80. She leaves no immediate survivors.

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