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VOL. 11 NO. 1
WEDNESDAY. MARCH 21, 1962
GOV. FA VOSS ALBINA HOUSING
Daisy Williams Project Big ?
What Is Argument? What Is Solution?
F o r quite some tim e now the Daisy W illiam s Housing
project to be built in the Albina community, has been top
news in our daily publications and a center of needless
controversy between opposing organizations, versus the
Portland Housing Authority, and many interested people,
organizations, and businesses, because of the geographical
location of the project in the Albina community. We have
heard the arguments on radio, television, and read the
a rticles in the newspapers voicing opposition to the site
so designated by the Portland Housing Authority (of which
the OREGON MIRROR is very much in fa vor) and thus fa r
no one has presented a solution to the problem, they so
bitterly oppose. There is no significant value in any topic
of discussion unless both debating sides are properly p re
pared as to where their discussions would be of pertinent
interest, and conclude with a solvent solution to the sub
ject in question. In this article are some of the captions
of statements made by organizations relating to the pro
posed site which the OREGON MIRROR believes are very
weak and offers answers to their statements:
Statement: “ Perpetuation of Segregation’ ’
The Albina area as a whole is populated predominantly
by non-white fam ilies so where in the area could the
Housing Authority build this project where there would
not be a heavy concentration of N egro applicants for unit
Pictured here with Governor and M rs. Mark Hatfield in discussion, is Dr. Booker T. Lewis,
accommodations by their own choice.
Candidate fo r Legislature in N orth-D istrict and Mr. Arthur A. Cox, Sr. Governor Hatfield
Albina area is the only area of discussion.
expressed his desires towards Dr. L ew is’ success in the forth coming campaign.
“ C lose to C om m ercial Developments’ ’
Pray tell us of any g rea ter asset fo r a housing unit fo r 58
low-incom e fam ilies than to be bordering on convenient
shopping, blocks distance from bus transportation, close to
churches of their choice, and adjacent to Knott Street
Community Center (newly redeveloped) where they and
their children can participate in clean wholesome r e c r e
ation. (Rem em ber, you organizations put up a good fight
to have Knott Street Center redeveloped.)
CHURCH DEDICATION SET
Dedication date has been
set for the new building of the
Albina Church of Christ. The
date is Sunday, March 25th
at 2 P.M. The new address is
3908 N. E. M allory.
Dedication address will be
made by Evangelist Rev. J. S.
Winston of Cleveland, Ohio.
Rev. T. D. Jackson, Pastor
of the new Albina Church of
Christ, stated that Evangelist
Winston will speak nightly at
7:30 P. M. through March 30th.
“ Segregated School’ ’
It is very true that E lliot School, the only school men
tioned, is 99% Negro, so let us take a look at the other
schools in the Albina area, and the non-white percentage
Boise School on N. Fremont is 95% Negro, Hum
boldt School on N. Gantenbein is 80% Negro, and Highland
School on N.E. 7th is 79% Negro, so where in the Albina
area could the Daisy W illiam s project be built to avoid a
heavy concentration of N egro students.
' If there ever has been a need fo r the people of the Albina
area to revive the sense of community, it is now. We
are led to wonder whether the true reason fo r the opposi
tion to this project is not based on the fact that some of
these individuals feel that they are spokesmen fo r the
N egroes, and should be consulted firs t before any decision
I S WINSTON
LEADERSHIP COMES t ROM LONG SERVICE, DEDICA
TION AND HONESTY TO THE PE O PLE YOU REPRESENT.
A WHEEL IS O NLY AS STRONG AS THE SPOKES TH AT
"Wonder" Bakers Hire Negro
Continental Baking Company (bakers of Wonder Bread)
recently contacted the Urban League to secure its aid in
recruiting and selecting a driver-salesm an.
very w ell qualified applicants were referred .
Thompson, form erly associated with the D.C. W illiam s
Real Estate Company, was chosen and began his duties
on February 26.
Jim ’ s route w ill include the north and
northeast areas of Portland. Our congratulations to both
Jim and Continental and to Jerry Fu ller who suggested
to Continental Bakers to avail them selves of the em ploy
ment services rendered by the Urban League.
Gov. Mark Hatfield stated
that he was very much in fa v
or of I'he Daisy W illiams
Housing Project being built
in the Albina A rea. The Gov.
said that some of the issues
being discussed, such as the
perpetuation o f segregation
are not complete facts, in as
much as we have laws passed
by the Legislature protecting
the rights of M inority Groups.
Also, Housing Laws assuring
these citizens the right to pur
chase property in areas of
their choice. In closing, the
Governor mentioned the great
need for housing of low in
come fam ilies.
I 1) JACKSON
M rs. Gussie Thompson is
the mother of three children
and has a three month old
grandson. Her husband Bill
is an electrica l engineer with
Bonneville Power Adminis
tration. Mrs. Thompson, a
fo rm er
teacher and newspaper c o l
umnist, has been active in PTA
and civic as well as church
affairs for many years. Mov
ing to Portland from Chicago
in 1952, she continued her in
terest in politics and is cur
serving her second
term as altern ate-vice ch air
man of the Multnomah County
Dem ocratic Central Com m it
tee. She was recently elected
to her second term as p res
ident of the F.ast Central Dem
ocratic Women. She was ap
to the Multnomah
County W elfare Commission
by form er Governor Holmes.
M rs. Thom pson's interest
ed in the acute need to pro
vide additional accredited fa c
ilities at the college and voc
ational levels for today’ s high
school graduate. She believes
that our highly industrialized
society increasingly d is o r
ganizes the lives of our sen
ior citizens and that our state
legislature is the best place
to combat the very difficult
problems of both age groups.