The Capital Journal from Salem, Oregon on July 30, 1970 · 1
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9& Tou 77T i Kiae on 77 AR&keoff By JAMES C. FLAN1GAN Capital Journal Regional Editor NEWPORT A temporary lifting of the state's ban on beach traffic led to a four to eight week delay in filming the movie "Sometimes a Great Notion." Actor Paul Newman broke bis right ankle Wednesday afternoon when he fell from a motorcycle while rehearsing for a scene involving a race along the beach. Universal International Newman-Foreman Productions had obtained a special permit from the State Parks Division to take equipment onto the beach at Fo- garty Creek State Park. The beach was closed to motor vehicle traffic earlier this year by the State Highway Commission. Newman's cycle hit a sand slick, throwing him to the ground. For a time he continued to work, but complained of pain and was taken to North Lincoln Hospital for X-rays. Newman was not hospitalized, but he was placed in a cast nearly to his knee. He was scheduled to fly by private jet to Hollywood today for consultation with his private physician. The doctor who treated him after the accident indicated the fracture would take four to six weeks to mend. A Universal spokesman said that the film company, which has been here about six weeks, probably will return to California this weekend. The spokesman said that the company carried insurance for any delay in production resulting from accidental injury to any of the key stars is the picture. m The spokesman also said that the company would return in the fall. About five weeks is needed to complete the picture. Newman also was directing the film after the original di rector, Richard CoIIa, quit last week over a dispute on filming techniques being used in the picture. Newman is scheduled to appear in almost every scene left to film. Filming began on the coast here June 22 and was scheduled for completion around Labor Day in September. The movie is based on the novel by Oregon author Ken Kesey. State police were redirecting traffic away from the park Wednesday where the film was being shot. Private g n a r d s hired by the company blocked the park entrances so the production could go ahead without interruption. . The park closure brought a protest from Bob Jackson, a Depoe Bay businessman, who questioned whether the public could be denied access to a publicly owned recreation area. "We have no argument with the movie people," he said. "They have brought a lot of money into the area. But I still feel our basic rights are being violated." Warren Merrill, special projects manager for state economic development under the tate Executive Department, arranged for the closure. He emphasized the movie company has boosted the area's economy and noted instances, such as in New York City, where public streets have been closed to allow motion picture companies to film. . i How Sweat It Is Partly cloudy and warmer tonight and Friday. Low tonight 50, high Friday 90. Sunset today t:41: tnnrla tomorrow 5: St. Maximum yesterday M; minimum today 48. Total 24-hour precipitation ; for month normal .34. Seasonal precipitation 45. IS; normal 41.29; Report by U.S. Weather Bureau. (Weather eUui Paja 7) a O rt SDtt fill II Ml 82nd Year No. 182 , Salem, Oregon, Thursday, July 30, 1970 32 Pages (4 Sections) Price 10c On Hemes For Floor? WASHINGTON (AP) House Banking Committee investigators have uncovered evidence pointing to "a national scandal of the most sordid type" in the administration of programs to help low-income persons buy homes, Chairman Wright Pat-man, D-Tex., said Thursday. In a letter to Housing Secretary George Romney, Patman said checks in Washington and Philadelphia indicated FHA appraisals had permitted persons selling houses to the govern ment-assisted buyers to make as much as 100 per cent profit in just a few months. He charged also that FHA had approved substandard housing as eligible for the program un der, which the government subsidizes interest payments on "decent, safe and sanitary" housing. The result, Patman said, is that "these citizens have either been installed in slums or have been saddled with long-term mortgages in far greater amounts than the worth of their property, or both." Appended to Patman's letter was a staff report listing a number of examples and concluding, "There is strong evidence suggesting that much of the federal funds expended in this program are ultimately going to the speculators, the real estate salesmen, and the mortgage company who finances the spectator." , i . . i ii Bm i .i , .i - n t in, ,i - n i ii r ii i, -1 j j ri i - I 1 1 ii i i j- 1 1 i - i i ' i n n mi - i ....Ll. . i Hi jifl aw hi u. jiIijjuui ' '' "-'i " ' ' ' ' 1 1 ' imJI '- " ILI"" 1 - s&yAv - A " - ou . V - Aj b - " " - ,Sssvr, it . - ' r-t . ! The Fastest Delivery in the West Randy Davis claims to have the fastest newspaper delivery system in town. Randy, 1038 Ventura Ave. N., steers his cart while Steve Voigt provides the "horsepower." Then Randy hands off his papers to. two other friends, Jeff Davis, right, and Mike Preston, not pictured, and they zip the Capital Journal newspapers onto the porches. Randy says the system has cut his delivery time down from 40 to 20 minutes, and he expects to improve even more. (Capital Journal Photo by Gerry Lewin) Highways Opened to 14- Wides The movement of 14-foot wide mobile homes and modular housing units on Oregon highways was approved Wednesday by the State Highway Commission. The change from the previous 12-foot maximum was requested by manufacturers of mobile and modular homes. They said the wider allowance would permit an expansion of Oregon's existing mobile home industry, including the location of new firms in the state. Last week, Asst. State Highway Engineer Tom Edwards said the commission would consider the change at its regular meeting Aug. 18. However, the chairman of the Highway Commission, Glenn Jackson, apparently conducted a private poll of the other two commissioners since then and instructed Highway Engineer Roderick Porter to begin issuing permits. The order was effective two days ago. The states of Oregon and Washington have been under heavy pressure from manufacturers of mobile and modular homes to allow movement of 14-foot wide trailers on the highways. Washington is considering the move and was trying to beat Oregon to the punch. Officials in both states believed that the first state to begin issuing the permits would gain economically by becoming the site of new and expanded mobile home manufacturing plants. Jackson indicated that the change order still will be on the commission agenda for the Aug. 18 meeting, but only for confirmation of the action already taken. The commission said permits from the State Highway Division will be required for each, individual movement and the moves will have to be carefully controlled. The controls include use of flagmen, radio communication between flagmen, and restrictions on the size of the towing vehicles ted during hours of darkness; on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays; nor on the day before a holiday. Movements also will not be permitted in urban areas during peak traffic hours. State Highway Engineer Rod Porter said the interstate sys tems, such as 1-5 and 80-N, are generally considered "suitable" for the movement of 14-footers, but the units wfll not be allowed on the smaller, secondary roads unless test runs demonstrate the movements can be made safely, he said. Are We Antilitter Now? Did Earth Day publicity and subsequent interest in the environment have any effect on campers, picnickers and motorists? Are Oregon's parks and wilderness areas any neater? Read the first of two articles on the subject today on "Op Ed" page 5. Nerve Gas (Continued) The Army has a new plan to rid itself of some of its stockpiles of nerve gas: dump it far at sea in steel and concrete containers. See Page 27. Abby ... 17 Capital Life ... 17, 18 Classified ... 27-31 Comics . ; "14 Court Records i Crossword 14 Helois ....I. 18 Markets . - 15 Movies 2 Obituaries . 20 Sports ; 25, 2 Television 14 On interstate highways, the travel lanes are only 12 feet wide, but there is a paved 10-foot shoulder bordering the right lane and a paved 4-foot shoulder on the left lane. The Highway Division conducted some test runs on various highways while the commission was considering the change in regulations Porter said future test runs will have to be conducted by the party making application for a permit. . The manufacturers' request that 14-footers be allowed was supported by the governor's economic development adviser, James Faulstich. He told the commission that if Oregon did not change its rules, Washington probably would make the change and would reap the economic benefits. In that case, he added, Oregon would be under pressure to make the change later and let the units in, but would have missed the chance for new or expanded mobile 2 Linfield -Directors Quit State s Private Colleges Report a Financial Oregon's private institutions of higher learning face closure in the next decade unless more state support is funneled to them. That prediction was made to day by the president and executive director of the Oregon Independent Colleges Association. Jim Sullivan, the association's executive director, said that Detective Tabbed a Top Man A Salem police detective has been nominated for national policeman-of-tbe-year, primarily for his work in helping solve the Jerome Brudos murder cases. Sgt. James Stovall, 45, was given the honor when Chief Ben Meyers submitted his name to the contest, sponsored by Parade magazine and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The winner will be announced in October. Meyers' nomination said, "Sgt. Stovall was instrumental in breaking a case that led to a guilty plea on three counts of first degree murder." The letter says the arrest cleared other crimes Brudos had committed throughout the state and placed many Oregon citizens at ease. Stovall is the first nominee whose name has been submit-ed by Salem since Meyers became chief three years ago Stovall began work 21 years ago as a uniformed patrolman. He was transferred to the detective section in 1953 and has been one of the department's chief criminal investigators for the past 15 years. He has attended courses in municipal police administration, Willamette University's legal fundamentals class for police officers and Harvard University's school of legal medicine dealing primarily with homicide investigations. Stovall lives at 540 Lefelle St. SE with his wife, Clarice, and their two children. there a "a good chance ! that some of the smaller, marginal schools will go out of business" in the next four to five years. Sullivan said that some of the larger private institutions, such as Linfield at McMinnville and Willamette in Salem, "have a certain amount of pulling power to hold on longer." Gordon Bjork, president of Linfield and head of the i asso ciation, added that private institutions will have to find some other means of financing if the next legislature does not in crease state support. Bjork said that Linfield Col lege had an operating surplus from 1962 to 1968, enough to build up a $500,000 reserve fund. However, he said, the contingency money was "wiped out" in the last two years because of operating deficits. j Bjork, an educator with an economics background, became president at Linfield in 1968. But he said the college's financial problems date back to 1965. The 34-year-old administrator explained that expansion of the college facilities started prior to 1965, with construction completed in 1968. Payments still are due on some buildings and expected gifts to pay some of the loans never materialized, he said. Bjork also blamed the financial difficulties on a decline in enrollment, the fall in the stock market, the rise in interest rates and other miscellaneous things. Bjork confirmed that two members of the Linfield College board of trustees had resigned, partly because of the college's financial stituation and in disagreement with the current ad-i ministration. The resignations were from two retired Salem men,) Hugh A. Dowd, 750 Tillman Ave. SE, a physician, and Guy Hickok, 9905 State St. SE, a long-time banker. I Dowd said he quit for "plenty of reasons," mainly because he thought the college had "lost integrity, financial integrity, patriotic integrity, religious integrity." He was a trustee for 25 years and one-time board chairman, j Hickok declined to give any specific reason for quitting. Regarding the college's financial situation, he would only say it was the same financial problems of any other college. field isn't alone in facing hurdles. He added that he thought the faculty at Linfield was dedicated and moral and the students were involved only in constructive and peaceful pursuits. On the statewide problems facing all private institutions, Sullivan said that until the last legislative session the non-public schools were receiving no support. A bill setting up a non-public college grant system was approved the last two days of the sessions. In effect, it gives $100 tp the school for each student attending a private school who is an Oregon high school grad- !ate. At the same time, Sullivan aid, the state subsidizes other Oregon high school graduates Who attend public schools in the ?tate to the tune of $1,400 each Annually. Call for Call for Action offers help ii solving problems, cutting red tape and answering questions. DJal 364-6811 anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and ask for Call for Action. Your questions will be recorded automatically. Or you may write your question, addressing it to Call for Action, Capital Journal, Box 2249, Salem, Ore. 97308. The name, address and telephone number of the questioner are required. Names will be withheld from publication only if a compelling reason is stated, and in no event will the name be withheld! if the question involves a busi ness transaction. You'll Get the Title Question: I bought a 1952 Studebaker pickup Carl Miller of G & R Auto rom Wrecking for $65, and paid the full price. On the receipt he gave me it said: "One Studebaker pickup $65, paid1 $65. One three speed overdrive transmission, $30, will pay for transmission when picked up. Due $30." Below that it said "Will furnish title." He initialed it but ,1 never signed it. He will not furnish the title until I buy the transmission. He claims it was a package peal but that was not my understanding at all. He said nothing to me about having to buy the transmission to get the title. It is my understanding, and I was County judge, that when a also informed by a Marion vehicle is paid in full re gardless of any other affair, the title has to be given to the new owner and also the title has to be trans- name within 10 days of the days now. Lee RadkeJ 1045 f erred to the new owner's purchase. It's well over 10 Cherrylee Dr. S. Answer: Miller told W R. Porter, of the Depart ment of Motor Vehicles who investigated your case, that if you will go to the wrecking yard he will give you the title. j He said the pickup had been left with him on consignment with the understanding that whoeverj purchased it would also buy the transmission from G&R Wrecking. j Porter explained to Miller that as long as payment in full had been received for the car, he ws required by law to furnish you witn a title for transfer within 30 days of the date of sa Washington have been under No movements will be permit-jj Editorials 5 Valley. Coast""""!"", t j home manufacturing. their two children. 1 Bjork emphasized that Lin-1 30 days of the date of sale. j Conservatives' y Smith Mopes ' for 'Republican Unity in (County By DOUGLAS SEYMOUR Capital Journal Reporter Newly elected Marion County Republican Central Committee Chairman James F. Smith says he is going to try to unify the badly fragmented county GOP organization. A Smith, 30, the candidate of the conservative faction of the central committee, was elected chairman at the second county party reorganization meeting held Wednesday night. The same conservative slate which was elected June 24 at a meeting, which was later declared illegal, was elected Wednesday. "Unity is going to be the biggest word in -party business," Smith said after being elected. He apparently will have quite a task in his unity efforts. Many of the moderate Republi can group appeared bitter at the conservative takeover. About 80 persons attended the standing room only reorganization meeting . held in the courthouse Wednesday night. It was the biggest turnout at a county central committee here in years. Although there appeared to be a majority of moderates at the meeting Wednesday, they couldn't vote. Only the persons who were elected as precinct committeemen in the May primary election were allowed, under state law, to cast ballots. Of the 62 precinct committeemen elected in May, 51 were present at the meeting and 33 were in the conservative faction. The first vote, on whether to close nomina tions for the chairman, showed the conservative strength. Only Smith had been nominated when a motion to close nominations came after Sen. Robert Elfstrom, who was acting as temporary chairman, had called three times for additional nominations. Then someone asked if the list of candidates who had been recommended by the nominating committee named by former County Chairman Robert Hamilton would be read. Elfstrom said the nominating committee had no status with the new central committee and that all nominations had to be made from the floor. Elfstrom then asked Mike Becker, who had made the motion to close nominations, if he would withdraw it so that Jim Twedt, who had been the nominating committee's choice, could be nominated. Becker refused and the vote on the motion to close nominations passed by a 33-18 vote. "I know I must be at a Republican meeting. It certainly isn't democratic," one of the moderates was overheard to say after the balloting on the motion. Balloting on all the positions was conducted by written balloL There were six votes for Twedt, who wasn't allowed to be nominated. Helen Jones was then elected as vice-chairman over June Prade by a 40-11 vote. Sandra Sheets was named secretary and Mike Becker treasurer by unanimous ballot. Elected as alternate chairman was Earl Sanders, and Diana Evans was selected alternate vice-chairman. Named as congressional coinmitteemen were Julio Castro, who Was county chairman for George Wallace's presidential campaign in 1968, and Dorothy Yiducich, who defeated both June Prade and Shirley Shay, a former county GOP chairman who is now president of the Oregon Federation of Republican women. Named as delegates to the State Republican Convention which will be held in Eugene this weekend were Russell Eyerly, Betty Eyer-ly, George Goesch and Marshall Jones. With the exception of Eyerly, all of the persons elected Wednesday were the same as the ticket proposed at the June 24 meeting by the Committee for Republican Victory. Smith ruled that Mike Becker, who had been the original choice for a delegate position, was ineligible because he had been elected as treasurer earlieri Most of the conservative group which dominated the Wednesday meeting are middle-aged persons. As an indica ion of Smith's problem in getting county par;y unity, one of the moderates who attended the meeting was heard to say, "With half of the nation's population now under 25, and with 18-year-olds being given the right to vote, haw can 33 geriatrics cases say they represent the Republicans of Marion County?" j Smith represents a medical insurance company in Salem and has lived here for jtwo years. His mother is a former Josephine County Republican chairman. He hasn't been! involved in county political activities in the past although he campaigned for Richard Nixon in the 1968 presidential election.

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