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Asi few 'w wV- 85th Year No. 291 it Salem, Oregon, 0 coast project iven oy Uillf LnjcjAu for 'ttWWifrZjJ'-'-'- xp NO rr I By IW I I WILLIAMS Capital Journal Correspondent NEWPORT Two bids for a multi-million dollar multi-service development in South Beach have been received by port commissioners, Chairman Don Swift announced Monday. Nendel's Inns of Portland, and Hayden-McGarrigle and Associates have both placed is the most exciting news we've received in years." Port manager Fred Weakly said the bids will be discussed at the Dec. 10 meeting of the Port Commission, and a decision will be made within 45 days. The site for the 37-acre development is the west and northwest portion of the South Beach Peninsula, directly across the Yaquina harbor from the Newport bay.

The area lies immediately west of Oregon Aqua Foods, and the firm's fish rearing ponds, which will be integrated with the inn and retail areas of the project. The site is 1 Xy'r' ft 11 convention center, motor inn, retail center for shops and restaurants, a 500-boat marina, dry boat storage facilities, and recreational areas. In his reaction to the Swift said, "This AG says elections illegal NCv Atty. Gen. Lee Johnson said today that elections held last month in three Oregon cities were unconstitutional.

"Persons elected in such elections cannot take office," Johnson said. Any incumbents replaced in the three elections will be held over in office, Johnson said, even, though the city charter provides for an end to their terms. The elections were in Mt. Gervais and Mosier. Officials in Clatskanie canceled an election after the question of constitutionality was raised.

currently zoned "planned marine and recreation." The development plans as bid for by Nendel's Inns estimates the cost for the proposed convention center and 126-room inn at $3.5 million. Estimates for a 430-boat marina moorage are $2.5 million, and an additional $770,000 for a 530-boat dry storage facility and service center. The marina facilities would include a fueling dock, 10-boat launch ramps and two boat hoists. Under the Nendel's plan, convention center funding would be provided by the port, city or county through revenue bonding. Land associated with the center would be retained by the port or leased to the public body financing the center.

Construction funds for the dry-boat storage facility would come from the port through bonding, according to the plan. Marina funds would be provided by the port with possible assistance from state and federal agencies. The port would retain jurisdiction of the area. The plans ofIayden-McGarrigle and Associates call for a 230-unit living area, and an assembly building to hold 600 people at an estimated total cost of $4.4 million. Also included in the plans is a marina that would accommodate 625 sport boats and 75 commercial charter boats at an estimated cost of $510,000.

A dry boat storage facility for 650-700 pleasure craft that would include a maintenance yard is estimated in cost at $572,000. The Hayden-McGarrigle proposal plans for a 10-acre day park, and a 105-space travel trailer park, which would cost approximately $67,000. The Hayden-McGarrigle bid calls for private funding of the lodging and meeting facilities and the travel trailer park, with. site improvements and marina oriented projects to be funded by the Port of Newport. The financial coordinator of the plan, Thomas M.

Hayden, is an international financier and a partner in the Hejiopolis Tourist and Development Athens, Greece. Heliopolis consists of a multi-service development that was funded by the Greek government and foreign private financial sources. One of the clients of R. W. McGarrigle, project coordinator of the plan, is the Northwest Natural Gas which is currently seeking city and county approval for a controversial re-gasification plant In Newport, one-half mile across the Yaquina River from the South Beach site.

State Hospital maximum security Yuletide is ff i I I I or Ward .84 patients 1 I By ALFRED C. JONES Capital Journal Writer You don't find much Santa-like ho-ho-hoing behind the five cold steel doors and gates of the maximum security ward of Oregon State Hospital. But the 30 men in Ward 84 may be able to overcome that prison-like atmosphere before Christmas if the community donates things to fill those empty shoe boxes. Except for the tell-tale shape, they don't look like shoe boxes, now that more than 600 of them have their tops and bottoms wrapped in the bright colors of the season the boxes, not the patients. In the room of Ward 84 the boxes are stacked everywhere, full of air, waiting expectantly.

They've been wrapped a few at a time over the past month by men who haven't much to smile about, of the men being court-committed for observation or treatment after committing crimes that include murder. And they don't smile much in there. It's one of three maximum security wards for men (Capital Journal Pboto by Gerry Lewin) patients prepare for Christmas at an ebb and the only one from which even grounds liberty isn't granted. There's a locked ward' also for female patients. Ward 84 is over capacity today, the aide in charge, Don Shipley, said, adding to the perennial problem of keeping them occupied.

"That's why one of our biggest needs here is for arts and crafts," Shipley said. "So when the community sends gifts to put in these boxes for all of the hundreds of patients out here they might include some arts and crafts," Joanne Richards, volunteer service coordinator, said. She credited Dan Armstrong, shoestore manager for the Payless Drug Co. at the Lancaster Mall, for the task of collecting more than 600 shoe boxes. When donated items are put in the boxes, suitable for individual patients, the lids will be taped shut and personal name tags attached, Mrs.

Richards said. "We want Christmas to be as much like home as possible. At least nearly everybody tries," she said as the last door clanged shut. refiners convinced the council that refineries now "are operating substantially below the physical limits of their capacity to produce heating oil." The President is expected to make a decision within a month on the rationing question. He called in his Cabinet and other top advisers including newly named energy adviser William E.

Simon to discuss the situation this morning. If refineries increase heating oil production, presumably that would have the effect of increasing supplies of diesel fuel used in express trucks. Shortages of diesel were partly blamed for scattered protest blockages by truckers of some major highways in several states. Whether or not gasoline rationing comes, Simon said Tuesday, Americans will be paying a lot more for gasoline to run their cars and oil to heat their homes. Gasoline prices already are going up past 50 cents a gallon in some areas of the country Meyers seeks Colorado job Salem Police Chief Ben Meyers has been on the road this week looking for a new job.

Meyers, 42, was interviewed by officials in Grand Junction, as one of three finalists for chief of the department in that Western Colorado city. Grand Junction City Manager Harvey Rose confirmed that Meyers is one of the applicants for the job left vacant by the retirement of Karl Johnson. Johnson is paid $16,000 as top law enforcement officer of the city of 23,000. There are 68 officers in his department. Last spring Meyers threatened to quit his job in Salem, but Salem City Manager Robert Moore persuaded him to stay on.

Meyers earns $21,100 a year to head the 160-member department. Meyers returned to Salem today but was unavailable for comment. oil Secretary of State Clay Myers, the state's chief elections officer, asked Johnson for the opinion. Johnson said the acts of City Council members elected in off years before 1973 are valid although they were elected unconstitutionally. Johnson said a 1917 amendment to the Oregon Constitution clearly requires all cities to hold elections for city officers at the same time as primary and general biennial elections for state and county officers.

The amendment to the constitution nullified an 1893 law under which some cities have been holding elections annually, Johnson said. vandalism in this community of 1,040. Residents were shocked over the vandalism of the Turner United Methodist Church in which pulpits were torn up, oak railings ripped out and items thrown around. No arrests were made in that incident. That, coupled with other acts of vandalism involving eggs and tomatoes thrown at passing cars, upset garbage cans, torn up gardens and fences, prompted city council members to set the curfew.

Since then, the "Lawbreakers" and other juveniles in Turner have become more "familiar" with Stuhr, who took over chief of police responsibilities last May. The chief says he is not harassing one group. "It's a small" town," he says. "We have several kids who run with, different groups. We know them -all.

He says the vandalism problem is primarily the fault of the parents. "If the parents knew what their children were doing at night, vi pm I r4' 7- Ij. 'V granted price hike 4 Oregonians die in traffic Compiled from AP, UPI Oregon traffic accidents claimed the lives of four persons Tuesday. An elderly Washington County man was killed when he was hit by a car while walking on U.S. 26 near his home at Manning.

The victim, Raymond Mrosik, was in his 60s. Also killed were a 17-year-old Redmond youth, an 82-year-old Florence man and a Portlander. State police said the teenager, Steven Dale Leagjeld, was killed when his car left Oregon 126 near Sisters and hit a tree. In Florence, Martin Leroy Sturdevant died two hours after he was struck by a car. City police said he was walking in a crosswalk when he was hit.

In Portland, James Hersey, 76, died three hours after his car was involved in an accident. Inside Today Abby 34 Capital Life 31-37 Classified 40-45 Cinema Today 6 Comics 52 Court Records 23 Editorials 4-5 Horoscope 33 Markets 58 Obituaries 59 Regional News 20-21 Sports 47-50 Television 52 Weather Details 59 we wouldn't have this problem," he said. The most recent incident that led to the picketing stemmed from a call about kids shooting at street lights with a pellet gun, says Stuhr. When he got to the scene, he found two juveniles shooting at the metal flashing around the lights, none of which had been broken. He confiscated the guns and told the kids that their parents would have to pick them up.

Some of them came to retrieve them, he said. Stuhr says Turner's juvenile delinquency problems are no different than any other community's. He says he took the chief's job because he thought he could be of more help to people. He works 16 hours a day sometimes in an effort to keep some of the kids out of trouble. "If we can save some from crowding our already overcrowded institutions, it's worth the extra grief," he says.

Sing a song of Christmas The marbled halls of the Oregon State Capitol are ringing these days with the voices of young singers from various schools throughout the state. Tuesday it was Silverton High School's turn to participate in the traditional in, and the singing drew a crowd of interested spectators. (Capital Journal Photo by Gerry Lewin) Lawbreakers 9 demonstrate WASHINGTON (UPI) The Cost of Living Council today gave refiners permission to increase the price of heating oil by 2 cents a gallon, but ordered them at the same time to cut gasoline prices by a penny a gallon. The two-part action, to take effect in January, is intended to provide petroleum companies with a financial incentive to produce more so-called "distillate fuel" such as home heating oil, diesel fuel used by trucks and small boats, kerosene and aviation fuel and less gasoline. The objective of the government is to assure an adequate supply of heating oil for Americans this winter while reducing gasoline consumption and possibly thereby avoiding direct rationing.

In a separate action aimed at maverick truck drivers who have been clogging some key highways, the council said it had begun a survey to determine if truckstops were selling diesel fuel at prices above those permitted under the federal stabilization program. The administration's philosophy on gasoline is to take every step short of outright rationing to discourage driving. The boost in heating oil will increase the average price about 7 per cent from 28 to 30 cents a gallon. However, motorists will not realize the benefits of the penny a gallon rollback in gasoline prices. That is because of continuing increases in crude oil prices that are allowed to be passed through the distribution system from refiner to retailer under stabilization rules.

Director John T. Dunlop of the Cost of Living Council said talks with industry officials had Crying out cloud Cloudy with periods of rain through Thursday. Low tonight near 40. High Thursday near 50. Chance of measurable precipitation 80 per cent tonight, 90 per cent Thursday.

Sunset today sunrise tomorrow 7:35. Maximum yesterday 43; minimum today 3S. Total 24-hour precipitation for month normal 1.13. Seasonal precipitation 21.06; normal 12.13; report by National Weather Service. By BOB PFOHMAN Capital Journal Regional Editor TURNER It was a pathetic demonstration: A half dozen high school dropouts carrying barely legible signs castigating the police chief.

The teenagers, ranging from 14 to 17 years old, say they are being harassed by Police Chief Bill Stuhr, who dislikes "long hairs." All of them have dropped out of high school, they say. "He's always busting dropouts," the boys said. "He treats us like criminals so we got a gang called the Clad in cast-off GI fatigue jackets the gang's uniform the members picketed the chief's headquarters Tuesday in the bitter cold. They say the chief is unfair. Their problems with the chief surfaced in recent weeks following enactment by the Turner city council of a 9 p.m.

curfew, one measure designed to curb increasing acts of.

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