Albany Democrat-Herald from Albany, Oregon on September 3, 1975 · 1
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Hlfeatts Bemotiat-S trail 110th year Wednesday, September 3, 1 975, Albany, Oregon 28 pages-Price 1 5 cents Jefferson police chief submits resignation By PATRICK O'NEILL Dmocrat-Hrold Writer JEFFERSON - The Jefferson City Council will receive a letter of resignation tonight from Police Chief Stanley Harper. Harper's resignation is to take effect immediately, according to Robert Brown, chairman of the city council police committee. The police committee received the resignation Monday night. Brown said Harper would be willing to remain as police chief for two weeks if requested by the city council. Harper himself was unavailable for comment. A police department spokesman said Harper had gone "out of state." Brown said Harper resigned "for his own personal reasons and because he thought it would be in the best interests of the community." The police chief's resignation comes in the wake of a report to the Oregon Police Board on Standards and Training recommending that Harper's basic police certificate be revoked. The recommendation came out of a June 11 hearing in which a former subordinate On the inside Business-Markets 13 Classifieds 24-27 Comics 22 Crossword 22 Dear Abby 22 Editorial 4 Horoscope 22 News of Record 12 Obituaries 13 People 15 Sports 18-20 TV Schedule 22 Weather 13 V i i Yes, if's his firsi day of school Seepage 15 of Harper's testified that Harper knew of falsifications in the subordinate's training manual. The falsifications allegedly occurred early in 1974 while Harper served as chief STANLEY HARPER Willing to romoln for two wookt If roquottod by council of the Reedsport Police Department. The police board is expected to consider the recommendation during its regular meeting Sept. 29. James Brown, Benton County district attorney and chairman of the police board, said this morning that the board would discuss the recommendation as planned despite Harper's resignation. Under Oregon law, Harper would not be able to serve on the Jefferson police force or any other force in the state if he lost his police certificate. An investigation by the Douglas County district attorney's office, released in July 1974, charged that Harper knew about slot machines in at least two Reedsport clubs, that he and other officers watched skin searches of female prisoners through a one-way mirror, that officers in the department took property seized as evidence for their personal use, and that Harper and other officers took unauthorized trips out of town. Reedsport city officials took issue with the district attorney's report, however. After an investigation of their own, city officials said they found no evidence of wrongdoing on Harper's part. Harper also denied the allegations. Brown said this morning that while Harper's resignation was not entirely expected, it did not come as a surprise. After the city council acts on Harper's resignation, Brown said, applicants for the job will be sought and screened. Demos turn first to oil-bill override WASHINGTON (AP) - House Democratic leaders today postponed efforts to compromise with President Ford on oil prices until after Congress tries to override his promised veto of a bill extending price controls. Returning from a month-long -vacation, the Democratic leaders met with committee chairmen and members involved in energy legislation to test reaction to a possible compromise. Speaker Carl Albert told reporters afterward there was no point in trying to negotiate a compromise with Ford until the override effort gives an indication of Congress' bargaining strength. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott, after meeting with the President, said he understood Ford would send the veto to the Capitol on Thursday. Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said the Senate effort to override the Ford veto is tentatively set for next Wednesday. A House vote is expected two days later. Mansfield said he would call a meeting of Democratic senators Thursday to discuss energy. House Democrats have made no count to determine their chances of overriding the Ford veto, Albert said. He added that efforts to determine members' sentiments will not be made until after the Senate vote. Mansfield, who met with Ford last Friday, said he did not present any compromise proposals to the President and that the plan under discussion, which would provide for a 39-month phaseout of price controls, came from Ford. A presidential spokesman has said, however, that Ford has understood Albert and Mansfield were willing to support the phase-out plan. Ford is willing to sign a bill calling for a short extension of price controls while efforts are made to work out a compromise, Scott said. An administration proposal for a 39-month phase-out plan was offered before the August recess, but the House killed it. SBA head may get Interior position WASHINGTON - Sources today predicted that Tom Kleppe, head of the federal Small Business Administration, will be named Secretary of the Interior this week. Kleppe is a former congressman from North Dakota. The Interior post has been vacant since former Wyoming Gov. Stanley Hathaway resigned about six weeks ago. Former Oregon Gov. Tom McCall was among those who had been mentioned as potential nominees for the post. I. , It - c--- n .jt 4 f f n, """iiUll photo by LtevKl Rern Will the South Santiam have Cascadia reservoir? The South Santiam River is a favorite spot for fishermen and Cascadia dam at the east end of Foster Reservoir. The water picnickers as it winds down the west slope of the Cascade Range, would form Cascadia reservoir and would back up to Cascadia Near Sweet Home two dams block the river to provide flood State Park, where two persons enjoy the stream on a recent day. control, power generation and recreation. Now the U.S. Army The latest proposal for the dam study has supporters and foes Corps of Engineers wants to study further the possibility of alike. Reports on the plan and reactions are on pages 6 and 7. United Way campaign will kick off Monday Linn drive sports new name, organization By BRUCE WESTFALL Dmocrot-Hrald Writer Linn County's United Way campaign sports a new name this year and a new kind of organization. The United Way will be based on a countywide fund drive instead of individual cities, as was done last year. The 1975 fund drive kicks off Monday. The theme is "Win with Linn - the United Way." Although for convenience donations will be collected by cities, each city campaign worker answers to the county organization. Last year each community was relatively independent of county influence. "We'll be able to follow through with the same theme and use the same dates (throughout the county)," says county board chairman Frank Weis. Weis is president of United States National Bank of Oregon's Albany Community branch. The countywide remodeling has streamlined United Way, according to drive chairman Leonard Roche, vice president and cashier for Citizens Valley Bank. "Instead of separate boards for each city, we've made it a county board," says Roche. The same consistency of dates and themes carries through on a national level because of the organization's name change which took effect in March. It used to be the Linn County United Fund, but directors voted to change to Linn County United Way to fall in line with the national United Way organization. The local group benefits from national advertising for United Way. The national organization also sends such things as brochures, campaign supplies and stationery. The local United Way drive is free from interference from the national organization, however. The national group doesn't tell individual organizations how to operate. The United Way organization had become a confusing array of groups with different names. The name change should help remedy that, Weis says. To the person who wants to make a contribution to the United Way, the new organization probably doesn't make much difference. Persons will be contacted at their place of work, according to Weis. Cochairman for the drive along with Roche is Henry Hurlbut, local manager for Pacific Power & Light Co. County division chairmen for the drive include Robert Stalick of Albany and Bob Nelson of Sweet Home, school donations; Raymond Needham of Albany and Lloyd Sheldon of Sweet Home, advance gifts; Dick DeFararri and Bob Morris of Albany and Larry Lacey and Larry Dodge of Sweet Home, loaned executives; Jack Wood and Joe Thorn of Albany and Paul Peters of Sweet Home, government; Gary Norman and Clark Lindsay of Albany and James Riggs of Sweet Home, professional and finance; and Buzz Williams of Albany, small businesses. Group criticizes cons' treatment SALEM, Ore. (AP) A group called "Family and Friends of Oregon State Prisoners" demanded better treatment today for inmates locked in isolation and transferred to county jails in connection with alleged threats on the life of Oregon State Penitentiary Supt. Hoyt Cupp. Sharon Lieberman of Eugene, who said she had no relatives inside the prison but had friends there, read a statement at a news conference. The group, which she says numbers about 40, also met with Gladys McCoy, state ombudswoman. Roy Freeman of Portland, who said he was released from the penitentiary in 1968, said the corrections division "is trying to use these inmates as political ploys." Freeman said the "Family and Friends of Oregon State Prisoners" supported Cupp but believed he had harassed inmates at the behest of his superiors. (EorlUr story, pog 9) Israeli leader rejects comparison of Vietnam, Mideast By fh Atoclatd Prt Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin today rejected any comparison between Vietnam and the Middle East, saying Israel would not expect the United States to be dragged into the conflict through the presence of American-manned surveillance posts in the Sinai Desert. Rabin gave the assurance as he presented the accord negotiated with Egypt to the Knesset - parliament - for its approval. Support from the ruling Labor party and three coalition partners has assured its passage. In other developments: -The Soviet political weekly New Times criticized the agreement, saying it does not defuse the explosive situation but tends to complicate matters. It was the first major Soviet criticism of the agreement signed by Israel and Egypt. -Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger went to Syria after gaining Jordanian King Hussein's qualified endorsement of the agreement, which has been criticized by some Arab states. He told Hussein he hoped Congress would approve the sale to Jordan of 14 Hawk missile batteries. -Israeli planes blasted a Palestinian refugee camp and other targets north of the Lebanese port of Tyre. A Lebanese Defense Ministry communique said seven persons were wounded and five houses destroyed, while Israeli artillery shelled border villages in the second straight day of attacks on southern Lebanon. The DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger wound up his Middle East shuttle tour today, leaving Damascus for home after a final talk with Syrian President Hafez Assad on the Israeli-Egyptian Sinai accord. Kissinger's plane was scheduled to make a refueling stop in Britain on Its flight to the United States. Israelis said the air raid lasted only a few minutes and all planes returned safely. Rabin told the Knesset in Jerusalem that during the recent negotiations, the United States, Israel and Egypt all agreed that "no one is aspiring to American military involvement." "Israel did not ask and is not asking that American troops fight in its defense against Egypt or any other Arab country," he said. Some congressional leaders have expressed reservations about the pact as they fear the presence of some 200" American technicians watching for signs of military activity in the buffer zone might lead, to another Vietnam-type involvement. Rabin said Israel had also received assurances from the United States that would "greatly strengthen our armed forces with weapons of new quality and quantity" and that "after this agreement, Israel will be stronger both politically and militarily." Israel's Likud right-wing movement mounted stiff opposition to the pact, warning that it would mean more U.S. pressure on Israel to withdraw on the fronts with Syria and Jordan. However, Rabin's government was confident of a majority in the Knesset vote and planned to sign the accord Thursday in Geneva. As Kissinger arrrived in Damascus, State Department spokesman Robert Anderson said he thought Hussein "recognizes, as well as our side, that this is at best an interim step and that the momentum must be maintained for peace in the area." Kissinger's message to Jordan and Syria was that the Sinai accord was a step toward an over-all settlement, but be reportedly made no specific promises of new negotiations. (Rtotd ttort, peg 23) .i

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