U.S. Supreme Court Next Step Oregon Court Decision May Forbid SSK. , : Â· Â· _ Â· ' Â· , Â· / f ay in America By CHARLES HILLINGCR The Las Angtlti -Times EUGENE, Ore. - Crosses in public places across America may in time bÂ« ordered re moved - i f the U.S. Supreme Court affirms a decision handec last week by the- Oregon Su preme Court.'The court ruled that a 51-fooi concrete cross--the symbol ol Christianity-on Â· the - summit ol Skinner Butte, .a city park overlooking- downtown Eugene, violates the separation of church- state provisions of 'the U.S. Constitution, and, as such musl be removed. "If the.U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear the case and affirms the decision of our court; Justice Arno Denecke, who wrote the dissenting opinion, told the Los Angeles Times, "the ruling would apply to all states and no state .court "could decide 'to the contrary. "The big question now is-just how sweeping is this decision? What are its implications? "If the U;S. Supreme Court choose not to' hear an appeal of the case it.may affect only Oregon, perhaps, only this one cross." Western Nuclear Work is Halted In Washington DENVER (AP). _ Western Nuclear Corp., says it will temporarily halt engineering and construction work on mine and mill facilities in Spokane, Wash Robert W. Adams, president of Western Â· Nuclear, said the postponement was- because of "the relatively weak uranium market in the immediate future, current high interest rates and uncertainties in the medium to long-term debt securities market." The-Spokane mill,'-under construction by Kaiser Engineers of Oakland, was designed to process 2,000 tons of ore a day. There was no word on how long the halt would remain in effect, Adams said. Regardless of what action the U.S. Supreme Court takes Denecke anticipates that the decision will stirup controver sey across the land. "We're sure Oregon and other states will be getting other cases to find out how broad the decision is." Large wooden crosses have stood on Skinner Butle since the mid-1930s with no objections from Eugene's residents. The city has been in an up- Â·oar, however, ever since John W. Alltucker, owner of the Eugene Sand and Gravel Co., decided to replace a decomposec cross with a concrete one. Alltucker and a crew from his r irm erected the highest cross iver raised on the butte during he Christmas season of 1964. The city hasn't been the same ince. "The state Supreme Court's atest ruling is ridiculous." Charges the Rev. Carlton 'C. Juck, pastor of the Eugene Â·""irst Christian Church. "If this ruling isn't reversed, rosses in national cemeteries will have to go.' I suppose rosses within a few years will ever again be permitted in ublic places at Christmas and aster. Chaplains will probably be sked to rip the cross off their apels. Crosses that mark traf- ic deaths in many states will be ordered replaced." Denecke conceded that courts in several states may, indeed, "be called upon t o ' decide "But after the initial uproar, I gave the issue a lot of thought, then preached against the cross one Sunday. "Many in favor of keeping the cross spoke up and said leave it there, 'claiming the cross had lost much of its religious meaning, that now the cross represents many and diverse ideas. "My thinking is--when you take that' line--the ultimate result is the cross soon loses all meaning and becomes an innocuous, neutral symbol." "It may seem strange, but I agree with those who want to remove it. I don't want the church to forfeit the cross. I've come to the conclusion that the cross rightfully belongs in the ihurch," Pott. said. Alltucker, the man who erected the concrete cross, admits sheepishly, "I'm .sorry I ever ;ot involved. I sort of backed nto the issue. I'm .no wild-eyed religious 'fanatic dead set on amming religious dogma down anyone's .throat. "I put the cross up there be- :ause I thought I was doing the :ity a favor." whether a cross i n ' a ' n a t i o n a l cemetery is the same' as a cross on a hill (hat belongs to The majority of Eugene's 70,000 residents are pro-cross, but among those in favor of removing it are several ministers. The Rev. Norman Pott, 37, pastor of one of the city's largest congregations, Central Presbyterian Church, considers himself in the corner with those designated as anti-cross. "People here were dumbfounded at first to think anyone would object to the cross," Mr. Pott said. Woman Teacher Has SRO Class PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - At cience-minded California Insti- ute of Technology, a 26-year-old English professor attracts more Mention than some of the rorld's most famous physicists. Jenijoy LaBelle is the first A few weeks later. 10 anti- cross Eugene residents filed suit to have the concrete symbol removed, maintaining it violatec the church-state provisions of the U.S. Constitution. Judge William S. Fort of the Lane County Circuit Courl came to the conclusion lie could decide the case without reaching constitutional questions. He ruled that because the city had no specific authority undei charter or statute to allow the cross in the park, the cross would have to go. "We had to appeal. We had no alternative," explains Alltucker. "I had more faith in the judical system in this country than to let it go at that." The Oregon Supreme Court reversed the lower court decision by 4-3 vote in February, permitting the cross to stand. Following the state Supreme Court's decision, Chet Taylor, 30 instructor of an imaginative writing course at the University of Oregon, scaled the butte with pick in hand and attempted to knock the cross down. "This is a key constitutional issue," Taylor says in explaining his action. I felt the ruling really bogged things down so I personally assaulted the cross. "Trouble was I was only up :here an hour and a half working away wth the pick when a policeman showed up and arrested me." Taylor later paid $25 fine for not obeying an officer. MISTER BREGER "He's noted for his economy of line,, Alltucker's comment about Taylor's action is that "It's oo bad they didn't let him keep digging. He'd still be there. The cement gets harder with each passing day." ut Taylor's viewpoint, at east as of now, is considered he legal one. The Oregon Supreme Court changed : its mind ast week after granting a re- learing of the initial decision. The court ruled 5 to 2 that the cross is primarily a religious ymbol, and "the government las no more right to place a ublic park at the disposal of he majority for popular religi- us display than it would have, n response to a referendum Â·ole, to put the lighted cross on he city hall steeple." woman to join- the faculty at the raditionally all-male school. "I am very happy to be a Cal- ech professor," said Dr. La- 3elle, a-pert honey-blonde. "As o being the first woman profes- or, that is a derivative pleasure. I consider myself primarily professor and only coinciden- ally a novelty." Caltech also admits under- raduate women for the first ime this year. In a school where students are more about molecules than Moliere, Dr. LaBelle's classes n literary masterpieces and ragedy and comedy have tanding-room-only attendance. Alltucker, who already has spent $5,000 fighting a battle lie backed into, is considering an appeal to the nation's highest court. "The game of musical chairs the court is playing in Salem is to say the least, rather weird," he said. "I would like to get a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. But if the highest court in the land chooses not. to take the matter under consideration, 1 will follow the orders of the Oregon Supreme Court. "We have appealed to the state Supreme Court to reconsider its last ruling. If the court says take the cross down, then I will take it down graciously." Saf., Oct. IS, 1!)6!) GRKELEY TRIBUNE Page 7 National Democratic Club Scene for Spring Showing By LOUISE COOK NEW YORK ( A P ) - Never noted for normalcy, designer Giorgio di Sant'Angelo shunned he standard showroom setting 'or his spring collection and instead sent his models- scamper- ng down the red-carpeted staircase of the National Democratic Hub. There was no particular reason for selecting that site, but it did provide sn odd -contrast Thursday night. Downstairs in the dining room, conservatively dressed, vhile-liaired men discussed the stock market, politics and the World Series-winning New York VIcls. Upstairs in the grand ball- Â·oom, pianist Peter Duchin and top art collector Elhcl Scull ap- ilauded and cried "Bravo!" as nodels w Almost every outfit was cinched at the waist with a leather belt, wide in front, narrow in back. Many of the creations were topped with turbans, tied to one side like Ihosi! of Greek soldiers. When the models didn't wear hats, they pulled their hair In one sid? to create the same effect. There were a few fashions that could be called conservative by Sant'Angclo's standards. Most followed the trend of I he peasant dress with ruffled aprons and pinafores topping layers and layers of petticoats. Other wearable items included a quilted skirt in (lower print and a floor-length shirt dress of silver panne velvet. Sant'Angelo apparently was enchanted with feathers. He made muffs out of coq feathers, stretching to their ears displayed a series of clothes designed for stares, not style, accompaniment chamber music played on a gilt )iano, the models wandered among the while marble pillars in abbreviated minidresses, panne velvet pants suits, enor- nous shawls that revealed almost-bare bosoms and k n i t j dresses that looked like sweat-] ers. eye makeup lined triangular fur shawls with ostrich feathers and even sent some models down the stairs of carrying stuffed birds on their CROSS STUDIO for Fine Photography 814 IGlh St. MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SUPPLIES PHONE 352-4865 1101 8th Street , LOW, LOW PRICES! KS? '.v.\ POLICE AUCTION Bicycles and Miscellaneous Items Saturday, November 1, 1969 - 10:OO a.m. CITY SERVICE CENTER (DO NOT SELL) . ' D A T E - . . - ; .. MAKE SERIAL NO. 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