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    IW W7.
Vol. XIV, No. 23
Elderly housing on
campus proposed
By David J. Hayden
Of The Print
Staff photo by Duffy Coffman
WHAT BETTER PLACE FOR SILENCE?—Actress Tina Riggs practices pantomime in
the campus library, much to the chagrin of fellow student. See page 5.
A preliminary proposal to
build a 200 to 300 unit elderly
housing project on the College
campus, but without College
funds, has been presented to
College President John Hakan-
son and several members of
the College Board.
The Union Labor Retirement
Association, which presented
the proposal, is a nonprofit cor­
poration which provides elderly
and handicapped people with
subsidized housing. The project
is being developed in coopera­
tion with the College and Jack
Bowerson, a national award­
winning Portland architect.
“The ULRA currently has
three retirement projects in the
Portland area,” commented
Hakanson. The previously
constructed projects are
located in Westmoreland, Nor­
theast Portland and Northwest
Portland.
If built, the housing project
would be the only one of its
kind in the United States.
The College had developed
a similar proposal to be built
with Oregon State Housing
Division funds. When it
became evident that funds
would be unavailable, the idea
was shelved.
After learning of the
College’s proposal, the ULRA
approached the College with
similar concept of its own.
“If the Board considers the
project worthwhile, the first
step would be to draw up an
agreement between the Col­
lege and the ULRA to explore
the possibilities and to develop
a plan,” Hakanson said.
The biggest advantage the
proposed project would offer
the College is the opportunity
to train students in their field of
study. The complex could pro­
vide training for nursing
students, in a small on-site infir­
mary, business management
students, in a retail store, and
food service management, in a
cafeteria.
A second possibility the pro­
ject offers is the development
of a specialized major for elder­
ly housing complex directors.
One of the biggest problems
facing the project is funding. In
the past, ULRA has been com­
pletely funded by the Housing
and Urban Development
Department of the federal
government. “I think a good,
viable project, especially one
with the dimensions of this one
has an excellent chance of sur­
viving the budget cuts,” Jim
Orbergaard of the ULRA said.
“No College funds would be
involved,” Hakanson said.
“The College would contribute
the use of approximately five to
six acres of land for a definite
period of time. After the lease
has expired the ownership of
the building would transfer to
the College. The most probable
use of the building would be to
continue to employ it as a
retirement home. If. I were
here 40 years from now, I cer­
tainly won’t mind an additional
College income of $1 to $2
million a year,” he said.
See related story, page 3.
Food Bank grasps for one ton of deposits
By J. Dana Haynes
Bank
well
known,
are are
going
to to
be be
so* so
many
more
is is
not not
well
known,
acc accor­
going
many
more Bank
people needing food. Maybe ding to Barth and Fredman. “I'
The College, in conjunction the high schools’ second Wind don’t think people realize that
with the Tri-County Communi­ drive will be able, to get two hunger is a local problem. And
ty Council Food Bank, will host million pounds of food this it’s hot just the residents of
a canned food drive, with a year, but that won’t be Bumside, either,” said Barth.
The Food Bank does not
projected goal of one ton col­ enough.”
lected, the week of May 25.
ASG Senator Julie Lundy
The Food Bank is a non­ 'will spearhead the food -drive.
profit organization, that, since “There’ll be a competition bet­
1975, has supplemented the ween the departments,
activities of emergency food English, sports, etc,” said Lun­
centers throughout the general dy.
Collection barrels will be
metro area. The bank provides
salvaged or surplus food to placed at various Spots around
such non-profit groups as St. campus. “There have been
Elections were held April
Vincent De Paul, Oregon food drives on campus before,
22, 23 and 24 to choose the
Gospel Ministries, Molalla Ser­ but I don’t think they were executive cadre of the 1981-82
vice Center and others.
organized by the Tri-County ASG. A total of 374 students
At last Thursday’s ASG Food Bank. We’re hoping to turned out, and elected Sam
meeting, Food Bank represen­ get some real enthusiasm Crosby to the office of presi­
tatives Barry Barth and Betty behind this,” Lundy said.
dent, Susy Ryan, vice presi­
The campus food drive dent, Chris Clement, business
Freedman presented the idea
of an on-campus drive, and could become an annual event, manager, and Ginger Olney,
stressed the need for im­ “if we get a good response this secretary.
This election garnered the
mediate action. Said Barth, year. We hope to do a fairly
“Thirty or forty thousand peo­ good ‘promo’ on this,” Lundy largest turnout of voters in the
College’s history. Crosby
ple in the Portland area face said.
The importance of the Food received 174 votes, to 124 for
hunger every month, and the
Of The Print
distribute non-perishables to
needy families, but supplies
other organizations. Barth ad­
mitted that providing food is
merely a stop-gap measure,
and doesn’t help in the long
run.
But, he explained, “It’s
great to wofk for long-range
goals, but meanwhile people
are starving. We’re talking
about people’s most basic
need.”
ASG election report
Crosby, Ryan win in landslide
opponent Joe Schweizer and
61 for Walter McAllister.
Susy Ryan walked away with
the vice presidency with 218
votes, to 54 for Mike Clanton
and 95 for Kevin Kelton.
Chris Clement and Ginger
Olney both ran unopposed for
their respective positions. Cle­
ment received 330 votes,
Olney captured 335.
Current President Eric Etzel
said, “I’m very proud of the
work by those involved in this
election. I’m not disappointed
by .the turnout. To the best of
my knowledge, it’s the most
voters we’ve ever had.” -1.
The president-elect and his
cabinet will be installed into
their offices at the May 7 ASG
meeting. At that time, the ap­
pointed positions of the Ex­
ecutive Council will be approv­
ed or disapproved. They in­
clude adminstrati ve assistant,
media director, art director, ac-
tivities director.