Oregon Advance Times_1968-08-15

ADVANcE 1Y~ ~ rn~_ ___, The Oregon Advance/TIMES Publishing Company, Inc., qun-prufit CO'l)Oration, Publisher Chairman of the Board •.... , •................... ,. .'·..... Rozell Gilmore Vice-Chairman .•...••• , •.•... , . , .•.•. , .• , .... , ...... Hazel G, Hays Offices at 7U-1/2 N. E. Alberta, Portland. Phone ............ : . 288-6-409 Mailing Address .•.•...•. , . , .• Post Office Box 11274, Portland, Oregon 97211 Subscriptions: By mail. $4.50 per year in advance. By carrier, 40¢ per month {voluntary) Gov. McCall Views Vietnam The news media has asked me to comment on the Viet Nam resolution adopted at the Oregon Republican State Con– vention this past weekend in Gearhart. It's generally a satisfac– tory resolution - about as . STATEMENT satisfactory as is obtainable The Oregon Advance/TIMES goes to press weekly to serve residents of the North-North- east Central area of Poroand with news about the life of our community; Information on in such a complex situation the opportunities before us; discussion of the social and political issues that confront us. - and certainly more con- The Oi:egon Advance/TIMES gives to our community a newspaper which factually reports structivJ than the one on the the news of our area and aggressively seeks the full rights of our ciuzens. It will pro- same subject in 1966. Viele ,: forum for community expression and help people become more conscious of their As to particulars, it is obligations to themselves and their community. In all this, the tru.th , as we see it, will emerging as a tragic fact .____1>e __ con_s_1s_ce_n_t1_y_p_re_se_n_ted. _________________________. that ''winning the war," in Page 2 Vol. 1, No. 30 August 15, 1968 Po,itive Lesde,,bip Wsnted The one problem that the black man faces is that of how to overcome the negative out– look. It is a fact that too long, we have been conditioned to only see the bad side of the situation. Of course, there is ample reason for this. The black man has been conditioned to think negative. He was told that his very color was abnormal. That his facial makeup was undesir– able, that his hair was kinky, his feet flat and most of all that he was lazy and carefree. All of these negatives have over the years conditioned him to think only about what is wrong with himself and his en– vironment. Today, instead of working to make positive gains, too many of us are caught in the web of criticizing the mis– takes of others. Those who make the mistakes are the ones who are really getting the job done. No one has ever accomplished very much without making mis– takes. It would be helpful if more energy was put forth in down-to-earth work, instead of criticizing others for the mis– takes they make while trying to get the job done. Mo,,/ Lesde,,bip Needed In the Albina area there is a need for moral and spiritual leadership. This becomes more obvious everytime a newspaper is read or a TV viewed. Many black young people today have come to the conclusion that such is not the case. They say the church doesn't do anything for them, that people should be free to do as they please, and that the church is square and makes Uncle Toms. The indictment against the church may have some merit, however, blaming the church and pastor isn't going to make the situation any better. What must be done now is for the pastors, leaders and laymen to join hands and re-educate this generation on the values of honesty, faith– fulness and fair play. the conventional interpreta– tion of the term, ''total vic– tory," seems to be an increasingly unreachable ob– jective. Therefore, some positive thoughts in the resolution have added importance - such as a bi-lateral end to hostilities during the peace talks . • . such as economic reforms in South Viet Nam and, of course, the South Vietnamese shouldering of a constantly increasing share of the military burden. I like the attempt of the drafters to "encourage American leadership to offer constructive solutions" ••• and especially favor the opening paragraph "ex– pressing profound and deep gratitude to the members of our armed forces serving in Viet Nam." I have never tried to pose as a Viet Nam expert, even though President Johnson sent me there on a special mission • • • but for years I have felt that the war and our disunited home front have been brutally unfair to our young men. We have given them an im– possible alternative - serve in Viet Nam or serve time in jail - and an impossible job if they go to Viet Nam. . Their effort, their attitude there is entirely praise– worthy and I fume (and I'm afraid explode publicly once in awhile) because we at home have failed miserably to give them the backing their courageous efforts do most certainly deserve. LIVES & YJ LEGENDS '-....._/ by Angelo /,ampus Did you ever hear of Ben– jamin Banneker? Born in 1731 in f'llicott, Maryland, he was a mathematical wizard and inventor. Early in his youth he made a wooden clock. It kept ac– curate time until his death in 1806. Today it is regarded as the first clock wholly made in America. Banneker began the publica– tion of an almanac in 1791. He issued this almanac reg– ularly until 1802. One of his outstanding treatises was on bees. This was followed by a mathe– matical study of the 17-year locust. Appreciating his intellect, insight and ability, Thomas Jefferson sought recognition for Banneker. Jefferson saw to it that Banneker assisted in laying out the cityofWashing– ton D.C• Although strictly self– taught, Benjamin Banneker reached the brilliant heights of genius. Without the confidence and support of Thomas Jefferson, Banneker might never hav{l achieved recognition. Lampus is recognized as the place to buy everything for home, family and hobbies because of your confidence in Angelos Lampus' ability to serve your needs with brand name products at discount pr ices. And Lampus has two big stores to serve you, each with 47 departments filled with all the famous brands discounted 20 to 40 percent. LAMPUS CO., 2600 N. E. Union Avenue and in Raleigh Hills. Angelos Lampus will see you at one or the other. WATCH NEXT WEEK FOR MORE "LIVES AND LEG– ENDS." JIM HARRIS (See Story, Front page) Meantime, Back At The TV by EMILE SUMMERS tions, as has been apparent in the interest shown by both sides since the beginning of the campaign; never before has the younger generation stepped forward demanding to be heard as they are doing now, this ill. itself is a good sign, especially in a country that is building for a future, one which they will reap the benefits of. Mr. Fairview Eliminations Well by now they are busy cleaning up the debris, left by the G.O.P. at their con– vention last week in Miami, Florida. The disappointed candidates have returned home. to rebuild their shat– tered egos, and RichardNixon and his running mate Gov. Agnew of Maryland are gird– ing themselves for the cam– paign trail. This convention was· about as well controlled as the one four years ago when Goldwater was nominated; with but one exception, the Vice Pres– idency which did cause a few embarassing moments for Mr. Nixon, when some of the States looked on his choice for "veep•• with disfavor. While his choice stood up in the end one cannot help but wonder what the real effect will be as the campaign rolls on. The opposition was such that had time Rot been of the essence there could possibly have been another choice. It is certain, however, that many Democrats breathed a sigh of relief in fact two of them, first when Mr. Nixon was nominated and second when his Vice President was also selected. Had Gov. Rockefeller been his parties choice it would have changed the whole complexion of the race this fall whereas the race against Mr. Nixon gives the party in power a better chance of returning in January. Issues and the young voters are going to play a deciding factor in this years elec- Well at least we have our T, V. sets back again. The Multnomah County Democratic party will hold it's annual picnic at Laurel– hurst Park Sun. Aug. 18th. There will be speakers from the various candidates for this falls election, games for the children with prizes for win– ners. Free icecream etc.• To The Editor Dear Editor: Please accept our small contribution to your paper as a token of encouragement and faith. We're a young, strug– gling business also, or it would be considerably more. If at any time I can be of any help to you and your or– ganization, I would be pleased to have you call on me. I only wish we were in a posi– tion to place more advertising with you as I am convinced your newspaper motivates your readership. We extend our wishes for every success with the Oregon Advance Times. Sincerely, Williams Advertising Agency, Inc. John I' . Williams. Jr. also there will be a home– made cake auction the pro– ceeds to go to the parties operating fund. The picnic will start at approximately 12 noon and last until 77 777 so bring out the kids and have a good time Sunday. Aug. 18th. Don't forget. Model Cites Pays Sitter The planning board of the Model Cities Project have agreed to reimburse low in– come residents for baby sit– ting, travel expense and job time loss. This was reported by act– ing Deputy Director for Citi– zens' Participation, Hazel Hays. Mr~. Hays said it is hoped that by using this approach, more of the poor and dis– advantaged persons from Al– bina will participate in the planning for the Model Cities Community. The working committees meet every week night at Cascade College, located on N. Killingsworth and Borth– wick. The Bess Kaiser hospital has just received funds that make it possible to add 300 additional low income fami– lies to its free health plan. 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