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Daughter I) Statesman, Salem, July 15, 73 Former Prisoner I Salem Block Parties Big Successes Comes Up Short nowledged that Ridgeway had applied for the force but did not indicate that any exception would be made for him. Ridgeway is in Camp Pendleton, undergoing release procedures. He was reunited with his family in March after being a POW for five years. 7 tin paper streams. (Statesman Getting the Hang of It In preparation for one of Salem's four block parties 1ield Saturday afternoon, Mrs.

Joseph Paiva, of 837 Woodmansee HOUSTON (AP) Marine Sgt. Ronald L. Ridgeway, a former prisoner of war, says he has been told he is too short to serve on the Houston police force or the Houston fire department. Ridgeway, who was once reported as killed in action, said an examining officer at the Houston police department told him he was V4 inches too short to be a policeman and a y4 inch too short to be a fireman. Minimum height standards set up by the departments are 5-feet-7 for policemen and 5-feet-6 for firemen.

The 23-year-old Ridgeway says he is 5-feet-5. He said he was told it was useless to complete his application for a position. "I tried to change minds but it didn't do any good," he said. "I guess being short is one of the breaks of life." A spokesman for the fire department said there was no record that Ridgeway applied for a job but that the department was "eager" to see if it could make a special case for him and take him on. The police department ack 4' i i a Remains Missing WEST LINN, Ore, (AP) -The parents of 17-year-old Rita Jolly are appealing to anyone who will listen to find out the fate of their daughter.

She went for a walk on the evening of June 29 and never returned. City, state and county law enforcement officers now are considering the possibility of kidnaping or homicide. Missing or runaway juvenile reports come across their desks daily, and at first they thought Rita Jolly was another one. Most of those subjects come back. But Rita hasn't.

She left home at about 7:15 p.m., telling her parents she was going for a walk alone, as she often did. At 9:30 p.m. she was seen on a main street of Oregon City near the bridge that crosses the Willamette River to West Linn. Two young men told police they tried to pick up a girl matching Rita's description the next night in Portland, but said the girl told them her name was Mary, not Rita. Police have been unable to locate them for further information.

They did not leave their names. Her parents say they know Rita did not run away. They describe her as more mature than her 17 years. She skipped her last year of high school to attend Clackamas Community College, where she earned nearly perfect grades. Her father, Donald Jolly, 57, an attorney, said she took no money, clothing or personal effects with her.

He described Rita as a loner and independent thinker with few dates or close friends. Her parents said she was having no problems with family or others as far as they were aware. "She smiled at us and went out the door," her father said, describing the last time he saw his daughter. "I went out to cut the grass. She never came back." Jolly has been hand-carrying letters appealing for help to police, news media, and others who might be able to help find what happened to Rita.

"This may well be the last chance we will ever have to help our missing and beloved daughter, and I cannot describe to you the depth of our heartbreak over her disappearance," a letter read in part. "The price of senseless violence everywhere is paid in r.iourning and sorrow, often never known to the hard and uncaring ones who may have caused a lifetime of melancholy memories for the survivors." Stereo Stolen A stereo set valued at $140 was taken Friday from the Deni Rae Tebeau residence, 4251 32nd Place NE, Salem police were told. Entry was by an unlocked window after ripping off a screen, police said. wwnm Some people for the first time introduced themselves to the next door neighbors. Another place, they worked to manufacture home-made ice cream.

And then there was the place with the keg of beer. It was all there Saturday as eight different areas in Salem held "block parties." As described by organizers, the block parties were held just to get people acquainted and develop a better community spirit. THE LARGEST party attracted 150 people. Held in the Judson Junior High area, the party was not only entertaining but profitable as adults discussed problems of street improvements. Kids didn't have any solutions to offer so they went to Judson for games and relays.

A party held on Woodman-see Court South attracted 50 people who helped gobble up gallons of home-made ice cream. The eight parties generally meant meeting the people in the area. One lady reported she met her next door neighbor for the first time. "And," she said, "I didn't even know the people living three houses down who'd been there for two years!" SOME PEOPLE noted that 10 years ago it wouldn't have taken stimulation by the Community Schools Program to get neighbors together. But nobody grum- Salem Area Fire Runs Following are alarms answered by Salem area fire departments in which little or no damage was reported: KEIZER FIRE DEPT.

Saturday, 11:39 a.m. 1635 Chemawa Road NE, smoke in house from overheated pan on stove, tenant's name not obtained. MARION COUNTY FIRE DIST. 1 Friday, 12:27 p.m. Turner Road SE and Interstate 5, fire in grass and wood chips along railroad tracks, caused by sparks from passing train.

6:47 p.m. State Penitentiary Annex, fire in garbage dump rekindled from previous day's fire. SALEM FIRE DEPT. Friday, 10:01 p.m. Rose-mont and Plaza streets NW, fire in park restroom, cause unknown.

Saturday, 12:16 a.m. 2974 12th St. SE, fire in lube room of Exxon service station, caused by sparks from cutting torch. 1:22 p.m. 3412 Hadley St.

NE, fire in stuffed chair at the Darlene Large residence, caused by cigarette. 5:30 p.m. Church and Cottage streets NE, false alarm from radio box. market hasn't changed much. Louis Edwards, director of placement at Oregon State University, said good students in sought-after fields are receiving several offers, but said generalists still may have trouble finding offers.

"But if things keep up this way the demand will pick up for liberal arts graduates," he predicted. John Jenkins of the Portland State University placement office said it continues to be easier for minorities and women who did well in school to get jobs and that that trend should continue. Verlin Odell, acting director of the University of Oregon placement office, said about 80 per cent of the students who came through his office this spring found jobs. But, he said, a job shortage continues. "Affirmative action has made it more difficult for a white male to find a job.

I think it is safe to say that most white males looking for jobs must be very well qualified if they are to be successful, Odell said" He predicted continued improvement in the job outlook, but said the the equal of the high employment in 1968 and 1969 may be years off. Oregon Technical Institute in Klamath Falls reported near 100 per cent placement for its graduates. jr Carlton Woman Reported fair' McMINNVILLE A Carlton woman was in fair condition Saturday at Mc-Minnville Hospital after a two-car collision Friday night at Highway 99W and Lafayette Avenue, at the north edge of the city. Ruby Coulson, 53, of Rt. 1, Box 67A, was being held at the hospital for observation, attendants said.

McMinnville police said she was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, Harry Leonard Coulson, 65, when it and a car driven by Curtis T. Taylor, of Carlton, Rt. 2, Box 31, collided about 1:20 p.m. sr. Reno Sacramento Salt Lake City San Diego San Francisco Seattle Spokane Washington D.C.

90 47 89 59 86 63 .03 74 62 63 54 86 59 93 58 95 72 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Portland, Vancouver and vicinity Fair but not so warm Sunday and Monday. High Sunday near 90, and in the mid 80s Monday. Lows near 60. Chance of rain near zero through Sunday night. Western Oregon Fair and not quite so warm through Monday.

Highs upper 80s north to 100 south, lows 50-60. Eastern Oregon Fair and warm through Monday. Highs upper 80s and 90s, lows 45-60. Oregon Coast Fair with morning fog and clouds north Sunday and Monday. Small craft advisories Newport to California border for winds north to 25 m.p.h.

Highs 60s, lows 50-55. Extended outlook, Tuesday through Thursday: Western Oregon Fair and warm. Highs 65-75 coast, 85-95 inland. Lows 50-60. Eastern Oregon Fair and warm.

Highs upper 80s and upper 90s, lows 50-60. TIDti rvin sILETZ BAY (Lincoln City, Or.) (Daylight Tim) HIGH LOW Tim Ft Tim 1973 July Ft 2.6 2.5 2.3 IS 16 17 12:17 a.m. 6.7 1:21 p.m. 5.0 12:53 a.m. 6.7 2 50 p.m.

5.1 1:28 a.m. 6.5 3:17 p.m. 5.3 7:58 a.m. 7:32 p.m. 8:32 a.m.

8:13 p.m. 9.01 a.m. 8:56 p.m. (To obtain th tid tor Newport utmg th Lincoln City tchodul: For nighwatar tubtract 4 movlii and odd 1.4 root; for low water subtract 31 minutn and odd 0 4 loot. July Sunrit I Sumit Fighting Fat (SAN DIEGO) Unidentified Mar-ine recruit struggles to climb rope in special work platoon set up ta trim overweight youngsters and fatten up others who are skinny.

Drill sergeants at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot refer to unit as their "body shop." (AP) Court SB, strings crepe photo). Don Blanks of the schools program did some checking around and had immediate response from 20 people. Thirteen parties have subsequently been held with attendance running between 30 and 60 people. More parties are planned for next year "because it's a fantastic idea and great way to meet people," said one lady. BUDGET PRICED 690 In white pert leather bled except those getting the small piece of cake and conversation flowed as, at one party, did the beer.

A keg was set in the middle of the street. The 4800 block of Fir Dell Street and 1800 block of Joseph Street South were blocked off from traffic for use by the neighborhood. Another party provided four pizzas to neighborhood FINAL CLEARANCE TTTt FTxVU iy-oa CHIR3 77T7T anoaoaoaaaaaaai RENTERS! Participation in "OPERATION OUTREACH" non be FINANCIALLY REWARD- ING to you. Old for information about Htha federally funded experimental program Dhr renter end those who vish to rent uiQ Qthe Salem urbon area Takes only fewfj minutes results can help thousands oflZ Americans like you. a a 588-6466 8 a nt to 7 p.m.

weekdays Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DDDDoaoaaaaaaa FINAL REDUCTIONS BUDGET PRICED 590 In white or black potent a kids for winning various games. Volleyball and ping pong games were everywhere as were neighborly, pat-on-the-back, hand-shaking, "how are yous?" THE IDEA FIRST came up when Anna Russell, attending a Community schools brainstorming session, remembered how well block parties in the Seattle area had worked. 0 The Weather Jobs iptflook So id BHghfteir Foe rcadm ni tfes fflB a CLOG SALE from ifayf Spain, Brazil and Amenco- ver 100 styles heel voro- yVVll BUDGET PRICED BUDGET PRICED Xj 090 o9o from from In white or brown dark rown KEG Jts rjflfl BUDGET PRICED BUDGET PRICED f-J In and block potent white Forecast (from National Weather Service, McNary Field, Salem): Fair but cooler today and Monday, high both days in the upper 80s, low tonight 55, northerly winds 10-15 mph, decreasing at night, rainfall probability zero.

Willamette River 4.43 feet. Freezing Level at 4 p.m. yesterday 13,700 feet. SALEM PRECIPITATION Since start of weather year Sept. 1 To date Last year Normal' 30.28 46.13 41.13 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 24 hours ended at 5 p.m.

Saturday: Mas. Min. Pep. Astoria 77 49 Baker 92 53 Brookings 48 Burns 87 61 Eugene 99 55 Klamath Falls 88 56 Lakeview 87 57 Medford 102 57 Newport 67 46 North Bend 69 54 Pendleton 98 60 Portland 96 61 Redmond 95 48 SoUm 101 64 The Dalles 104 64 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Max. Min.

Pep. Albuquerque. 86 68 .02 Anchorage 63 53 Atlanta 88 71 .18 Bismarck 77 47 Boise 89 65 .05 Boston 93 70 Chicago 70 66 Cleveland 83 71 .01 Denver 66 52 .04 Detroit 82 71 Fairbanks 70 53 .02 Fort Worth 91 74 1.75 Helena 85 47 Honolulu 84 76 Kansas City 76 65 .07 Las Vegas 105 75 Los Angeles 77 64 Miami Beach 88 77 .02 Mpls. St. Paul 79 53 New Orleans 89 77 New York 92 73 Omaha 78 63 .02 Phoenix 102 80 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS directors at Oregon colleges and universities say the job outlook for many June graduates is better than in recent years.

They report graduates in accounting, engineering and business are having luck, but for those with degrees in English, history or other liberal arts fields, the tight job Store Orders Nixon Shirts Off Shelves PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Fred Meyer, owner of a large group of grocery and general merchandise stores in the Portland area, has ordered "Watergate tee shirts" removed from the shelves. The shirts were selling well. But a company spokesman said the decision "reflected Hi's feelings about the shirts." The shirts featured drawings of President Nixon with such slogans as, "Don't bug me" and, "Let me make one thing perfectly clear." ES3 I BA.1KAMERICARD liiKK)gUil4! OPEN MON. FRI.

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