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THE OREGON MIRROR
JA* OREGON MIRROR
Established in March 1959 - Negro Weekly
Circulated by Mail - Newsboys - Businesses
Published Every Wednesday
4617 N. Williams Ave. AT 4-4551 or PR 1-9884
PUBLISHER - J. Marcus Wellington, 111
MANAGER & EDITOR - Don Alford
Please Forward Mail to - 7972 S.E. Foster Rd.
I T O R I
March 28 1962
IIIM S VHOM
I ' THE PU LPIT
M an's Search For Security
Man has always been interested in knowing whether or
not htere were friendly forces in the universe that he could
rely upon in the time of need. In primitive society, man
was highly imaginable. Every event had religious signifi
cance. His religion evolved as a result of a great void dis
covered in his life. His search for security resulted when
death, sickness, floods, fire and earthquakes devestated all
hopes for survival.
Man’s search for permanent values, endowed him with an
intelligence about himself and the universe. Otherwise, he
could never have known.
Today, there is a sense of insecurity. No one feels secure.
The continents of the world are as close to each other as
the fingers on the hand. The secret corners of every contin
ent have become regular pathways over which travel the
bitterest foe of a democratic way of life.
Great inventions and m ilitarism have made man’s very
existence more insecure. Man is afraid of his own creations,
for in them he sees the mortal danger of an uncontrolable
factor which could soon lead to his inslavement by his own
ideas. Man tries to escape the responsibility for having
created patterns that ultimately will end in fefeatism for him.
Man’s search for security can only be found in moral re
habilitation. There is a moral crisis in our midst, which
can only lead to a break down in our basic institutions,
government, churches, homes and schools.
When the basic intitutions of any Society become threat
ened with moral degeneracy, there can be no security.
In next weeks issue I shall continue to discull the problem.
HEALTH AND WELFARE STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES
RESOLVED, that all government activities in the field
of health and welfare, while attempting to deal with public
(A) Make maximum possible use of private, independent
and local resources;
(B) Work not only to alleviate such problems, but to en
courage people receiving help, to help themselves.
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Letter To Editor
Adopted at RepubUtan Convention
The Civil Rights Committed recognizes that through the
efforts of Republican Administrations and legislative actions
the Civil Rights Laws of the State of Oregon are among the
best in the nation. We therefore recommend:
1. That each citizen extend his personal responsibility to
build respect for others.
2. Recognize the m erits and ability of others regardless
3. That management and labor working cooperatively
and with the Bureau of Labor, provide for greater op
portunities in employment, education and housing.
4. HOUSING: We recommend that as public housing is
provided, the only qualification for admittance should be
need. We further urge that the President of the United
States sign the Executive Order which has been await
ing his signature for sometime, which prohibits the use
of Federal money in any housing program in a state or
locale which practices racial segregation.
5. EMPLOYMENT - Apprenticeship: We urge the ex
pansion of “ on the job training and apprenticeship” , that
it be offered to all persons who qualify.
6. ADVISORY COMMITTEES: It is recommended that
qualified members of minority groups be named to serve
on all levels of advisory committees. This bill was
1. Recognizing the problems of the growing metropolitan
area, it is recommended that the Legislature enact en
abling legislation permitting metropolitan areas to con
solidate or enter into cooperative endeavors not limited
by city or county boundaries.
2. We recommend provate ownership of mass transit
3. It is recommended further that local governments
v i g o r o u s l y negotiate with private companies for effective
transit coverage of area needs at competitive costs of
transportation to the public.
4. It is recommended that we oppose fluoridation of the
public drinking water. This bill was tabled.
In the interest of clari
fication, may I offer some
comment regarding the is
sues discussed in your edit
orial of last week?
Your editorial stated the
Albina area was the only one
under discussion for loca
tion of the housing project.
The fact is, that Albina, as
properly defined (an area
south of Fremont and west
of Ninth Avenue) is only one
of several areas which have
been mentioned. At least two
others were given priority
recommendation by the
Planning Commission. Any
one of the other areas would
be preferable, as it would
avoid the neighborhood haz
ards surrounding the Rod
ney Avenue site, reduce the
likelihood of an all-Negro
project and still meet the
needs of the low-income res
idents of Albina, along with
I believe the nearness to
the Knott Center and other
conveniences that you men
tioned would be outweighed
by the factors of hazardous
traffic and proximity to such
elements as prostitution,
gambling, and the kinds of
establishments which attract
loiterers. I would recom
mend a more wholesome en
vironment for our children.
Very sincerely yours,
John S. Holley
Director of Community Ser
E L E C T
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