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T he N O RTH COAST
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Then came October, full of glee.” Spenser
Volum e 1, N um ber 7 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
2 5 $ a C O p y ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Friday, 12October, 1979
The People Have The Bomb
by MICHAEL McCUSKER
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SSuarò With A p p o in ts
G overnor V ictor A tiyeh has appointed five members to
the recently established Salmon Advisory Com m ittee o f the
S tate Fish and Wildlife D epartm ent.
T hey are Jim Earley, o f Siletz, who is assistant manager o f
the All-Coast Fisherm en’s M arketing Association; Fred Cleaver,
Lake Oswego, a form er assistant director o f the Oregon Fish
Com m ission; W alter McGovern, Portland, an insurance broker;
iA1 H am pson, P ortland, an atto rn ey , and Chris K ittell, from
Portland and Pacific City, who is director o f Environm ental
Studies at Lewis and Clark College and a com m ercial fisher
T he Salm on Advisory C om m ittee was set up by the state
legislature earlier this year. T he five merribers are chosen by
'th e governor and each represents a defined sector o f interest.
I Earley, who holds bachelor o f science degrees in fisheries,
. agriculture c ,d •■■a.iu;., . ~ omics, represents conunero-?*
i fishing licensees. Cleaver, w ho has w orked w ith state and
¡federal d epartm ents o f fisheries, specializing in salmon
research, represents the general public. A director o f the
Steelhead, T ro u t and Salmon F ou n d atio n o f N orth America,
McGovern fills the “ a generally recognized sports fishing org
anization” catagory, while the “ a generally recognized environ
m ental organization” spot is being filled by K ittell, who is
president o f the Oregon Clean W ater Project, a m em ber o f the
Oregon Environm ental Council’s board of directors, and a co-
o rd in ato ^fo r the state D epartm ent of Environm ental Q uality.
H am pson, part ow ner o f KETA Chum G rowers Association
in G aribaldi, is representing private acquaculture interests.
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A public m eeting will be held November 15 in A storia by
the N orthw est Oregon H ealth System s, the federally design
ated health planning agency for six o f the sta te’s counties.
T he m eeting will be held in the high school cafeteria,
beginning at 7:30 p.m. T he NOH group hopes to get local
opinions on a 1980-81 health plan. Parts of the plan they
w ant to discuss are family planning, hom e health programs,
nursing hom es, com m unity supported m ental health programs,
and health m aintenance organizations.
T he six counties affected by the proposed health plan
are C latsop, Tillam ook, W ashington, Colum bia, Clackamas
and M ultnomah.
“ Sexism is a sin. R epent,” was the response o f the
National O rganization o f Women to Pope John Paul H’s
ban on women priests.
NOW held its annual convention last weçkend in Los
Angeles. President Ellie Smeal said a presidential candidate
might be supported by NOW. “ 1980 will be as im portant
for w om en as 1920,” she said. “ We got the vote in 1920, in
1980 we intend to get equal rights.”
A SHORT HISTORY
OF AMERICA JMC£ 6
o f f the I a n
SAVE THE OLD SP&SR
THE RIGHT TO KNOW
The R e a l C o lu m b u s D ay
He missed his mark by half a world, and by that doubled the
world’s size. The old civilizations of Europe sent their most favored
and their offal, though they were equals in their fervent obliteration
of the civilizations they found, then they turned on each other. The
great thinkers of the 18th Century considered the millions of lives lost
as a consequence of his discovery more than 200 years before, and
concluded the costs had been too high for the gains. The Great
Thinkers wished the Great Navigator had never set sail or had per
ished on the ocean — though someone would have claimed discovery
of the New World eventually, and many had made landfall in the same
hemisphere hundreds, even thousands of years before his three small
leaking ships found an island - and he might have wished he never
sailed either. He died poor and in disgrace
Out of the disaster grew a great civilization. It was uncomfortably
composed of the varied peoples who had come to stay, some as seekers,
some as slaves; and its government was fouivled on a radical idea, that
human beings were free and independent rulers of the state. The ideal
was always in conflict with reality. At times the tension created brilliant
advances in civil liberties. Most of the time progress was slow and
This day, the 487th year since Christopher Columbus landed on
San Salvador Island, is a time to measure.
POPE TURNED DOWN
OREGON COAST TRIP
bv Michael O’Brien
^ rx ia m is a £>itt
The 500 years since Colum
bus landed in the New World
have not been easy ones for
its original inhabitants. PAGE 7
Leonora Murray points out
the much neglected significance
o f August 26. PAG E5
The last lightship leaves its
post to a robot. PAGE 3
"Oh, lei 'em slay fo r awhile. What possible harm can they do?"
A few years ago, at th e height o f the V iet
nam War, a very unw arlike q u estion becam e
popular am ong the troubled w ho w orried about
“ Suppose they gave a war and nobody
A fascinating th o u g h t. E xcept there was
always an o th er side alm ost palpable ab o u t the
question, m ore appealing to th e darker ancest
ral part o f ourselves, left unasked until last
week when the p r o g r e s s i v e , a generally
liberal magazine, hit th e street w ith its cele
brated and long an ticipated article on nuclear
physics and how to build an H Bomb.
Now the o th e r side o f the q uestion m ust
be considered, and its possibilities are infinitely
m ore fascinating:
Suppose they gave a war and everybody
Because, theoretically — and according to
the United States Justice D epartm ent, which
tried to squelch the article as a “ th reat to the
national security” — every man, w om an and
child in the co u n try can becom e a nuclear
pow er as a result o f P R O G R E S S I V E publish
ing the article.
Pope Jo h n Paul II rejected plans for him to visit the
Oregqn coast, it has been learned from reliable sources.
All speculation th a t the Pope would appear here during
his celebrated to u r o f the United States ended when he re
plied to the question at a press conference in Boston.
“ Oregano? I am Polish, not Italian,” His Holiness
Though his appearance would have been a booster’s
dream , coastal officials adm it th at the costs o f a Papal
visit would have been astronom ical.
“The Son of the Fisherm an would have gutted all our
budgets,” one official said.
The Pope and his Papal entourage are not a cheap act to
bring to town.
F o r openers, each tow n he visited on the coast would
have had to purchase a minimum o f four miles of Golden
Rope, which would have been strung along a previously
chosen m otorcade route through the business districts
and ghettos — VIPs insist on m otorcades, and this VIP
seems determ ined to assure the poor th at Heaven awaits
The standards to which the G olden Rope would be
attractively attached, and which would be done in Papal
colors, would be alm ost as costly.
The cost o f building the altar for an o u td o o r mass at
Ecola S tate Park, Neah Kah Nie M ountain or the Rockaway
Fun C enter would em pty any city coffers. Expenses would
necessarily include repaving all access roads in Holy colors,
and miles more G olden Rope would be needed to partition
dignitaries from the com m on herd. O ne proposal included
roping the P rotestants o ff from the Catholics.
Crowd control and security for the Pope and his party
would have made it necessary to call up the state National
Guard The average crow d on the Papal tour num bered
betw een 150-thousand and one million. Ninety percent of
O regon's police officers would have to be put on a dne-hour
standby in case they were needed to help control the an ti
cipated crowds. Simply feeding and housing the security
forces would break most budgets; but each tow n would have
to pay wages and overtim e to everybody working the visit.
Parking would also have been a serious problem . It was
thought by some non-Catholics that the Pope had the power
to turn cars into loaves and fishes, but though he is considered
by many to be a m onum ental human being, Pope Jo h n Paul
has not dem onstrated any special gift for miracles.
Housing for the Papal entourage was another problem.
Motel owners refused to lower their rates, insisting the
Catholic Church could afford it, and church spokesmen
com plained that there were not enough facilities anyw here
on the coast to house the roughly 600 mem bers o f the
“ We were never going to make the Catholics foot the
bill,” one coastal official assured the TIMES EAGLE after
the Pope turned Oregon dow n. He said one plan that had
been rejected called for going o u t am ong the crow ds with
long-handled collection baskets.
Coastal residents were disappointed when they heard
Pope Jo h n Paul was n ot coming.
“ How can he sing ‘America the Beautiful’ when all he
sees o f it is New York and Chicago?” one asked.
“ G oddam n it, I w anted to be blessed,” com plained
Hope remains that the Dalai Lama, who is currently in
Seattle as part o f a visit to the U.S., may consider touring
the Oregon coast this fall Official« say there would be no
problem with expenses if the Dalai Lama visits Not too many
Tibetan Buddhists live on the coast - which could cut
crowd control costs considerably - and according to one
official who quoted the Tri Patka, the Buddhist Bible,
Buddhist priests are required to beg for their food.
The flap started earlier this year w hen free
lance w riter Hal Moreland toured the nuclear
establishm ent and w rote w hat he learned for
THE PROGRESSIVE- A leak th at got as m uch
reaction as Three Mile Island sent the Justice
D epartm ent scurrying to court with an order
to suppress the article. O f course PRO G RESS
IVE refused, quickly wrapping itself in the First
A m endm ent. Lines were as swiftly draw n
across the country.
The Justice D ep artm en t’s argum ent, repre
senting the governm ent, was th at the national
security — a religion, you understand - was
threatened if the article was published.
THE PROGRESSIVE argued th a t th e n at
ional security dem anded the article be publish
ed imm ediately.
The trick was defining N ational Security.
One side’s view was th a t national security
m eant protecting the co u n try from the
com m ies and the crazies who would start build
ing II Bombs in their basem ents the m inute
the PROG R ESSIV E article was published.
The o th e r side defined th e national sec
urity as the Bill o f Rights, and in particular,
the First A m endm ent’s guarantee o f freedom
of speech and of the press, and th eir less noisy
corollary, the right to know .
One citizen to o k the d ebate farther. He
w rote a le tte r to a few new spapers providing
the same inform ation co ntained in M oreland’s
article, supporting M oreland’s argum ent that
everything in his story was public record and
all he did was put the pieces together.
A MORE D A N G E R O U S WORLD
C om puter program m er Charles Hansen,
who w rote th e letter, was angry th at the gov
ernm ent had dragged PROGRESSIVE and
Moreland into court when it had never prose
cuted the scientists responsible for declassify
ing the docum ents Moreland researched.
Im m ediately the Justice D epartm ent
sought to quash the letter, b u t a new spaper
in Madison, Wisconsin
where THE PR O
GRESSIVE is published
printed the letter.
The Justice D epartm ent dropped its case.
I he government said it no longer m ade sense
continuing the case when everybody in the
Continued on Page 4
Indian Sum m er con tin u es to wane
through the Day of Discovery.
C loudier days and cooler tem peratures
are forecast for next week, with m orning
No rain is expected Fire danger in the
state’s forest regions rem ains critical.
Low pressure cells appearing o ff the
coast continue to ricochet off the edge of
a high pressure ridge which covers m ost o f
Oregon, shunting the wet w eather n o rth to
Canada and southern Alaska.
Highs are expected to be betw een 65
and 70 degrees, F ahrenheit. Last w eek’s
tem peratures, in the high 70s and more than
once topping 80, set records for this tim e of