Portland observer. (Portland, Or.) 1970-current, January 13, 1977, Image 1

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Sykes plans third walkathon win
OCL supports coffee boycott
The Oregon Consumer League has
announced its support for a boycott of
coffee by all Oregon Consumers.
The current inflated retail price of
coffee, plus increases soon to be passed
down from wholesalers, make the organ
ized consumer protest necessary.
A pound of coffee has increased in price
$1.05 within the last year and in coming
weeks the price will go to more than $3.00
a pound due to recent wholesale cost
increases by coffee processors.
General Foods, the largest US coffee
roaster, raised its wholesale price to
$2.91 per pound on January 3rd. Last
month the Folger Coffee Company, the
nation's number two roaster, increased
its wholesale price to $8.08 per pound.
The Oregon Consumer League believes
a consumer boycott is an effective tool to
halt an increase in retail costs. A recent
example of a successful boycott is the one
against sugar, which brought a decline in
the price.
OCL suggests the following actions:
1) Full exploration of coffee substitutes
2) Cooperation of retailers in the boycott
by having them place signs near coffee
displays saying the current prices are
3) Menu change by restaurants that
would offer price reductions or coffee
substitutes for customers declining coffee
when it is included in the Cost of the meal.
OCL, with students enrolled in a
consumer class at Portland State Univer­
sity, will study the production, supply
and price structure of coffee in order to
pinpoint the rise in coffee prices.
OCL predicts that a two month nation­
al boycott will bring a decrease in the
price of coffee.
Marilyn Sykes, two-time winner of the
March of Dimes Walk a thon, has an­
nounced that she will not be defeated this
year. *’I have been challenged by last
year's third place winner, Lawrence
Rosen, to raise $5,000 this year - and I
expect to raise even more than thatl”
Winner of the Walkathon - a twenty
mile walk - is the person who brings in
the most money. Friends and neighbors
pledge to contribute through the contest­
Mrs. Sykes won a wrist watch the Erst
time she participated. Then the next
year she came in first and won the use of
a Rabbit from Riviera Volkswagen. Hav­
ing had a taste of success, she won again
last year-bringing in more than $2,000
and retaining use of the Rabbit.
When she wins again this year, Mrs.
Sykes will win the use of any car on the
Riviera lot.
The Walkathon is not until May 7th, so
in the meantime Mrs. Sykes is partici­
pating in the March of Dimes second
major fund raising event - the Mothers’
March. She is chairman for the Adams
High School elementary school area -
Woodlawn, Vernon, Faubian, and King.
She recruits leaders and supplies infor­
mation. The leaders contact mothers who
will go to their neighbors to solicit funds.
The Mothers' March takes place between
January 27th and February 3rd.
“We are trying to work up some
interest in this area. This is the first time
in recent years that Adams has had a
chairman. Very little money was raised;
the only active participation was from
Concordia College. Jefferson still does
not have a chairman this year.”
Besides getting pledges and g etting in
shape for the Walkathon, Mrs. Sykes
leads a busy life. She is a Claims and
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The nomination by Jimmy Carter of
Griffin Bell to be U.S. Attorney General
has been challenged by the NAACP, the
Americans for Democratic Action, the
Congressional Black Caucus and the
National Organization for Women.
Bell is currently appt aring before the
Senate Judiciary Committee, where he
was questioned sharply about his position
on civil rights.
As pan. of his effort to prove his
honorable intentions toward minorities,
Bel has promised to give an unspecified
number of key Justice Department pos­
itions to Blacks. Among them is Wade H.
McCree, a US Court of Appeals Judge,
whom he will name solicitor general, the
Justice Department's third ranking pos­
ition. He also has confirmed that he will
replace FB I Director, Clarence Kelly.
Bell was closely questioned about his
position as advisor to Governor Ernest
Vandiver of Georgia during the 1950’s.
He has been accused of masterminding
Georgia's efforts to avoid school desegre­
gation. Bell said he served as Vandiver's
“chief of staff" from 1959 until 1961 when
he was appointed to the federal appeals
court by President John F. Kennedy. He
said this was an honorary title and that
he gave legal advise to Vandiver. He said
his main interest was in Georgia’s schools
remaining open and that he told the
Governor that the schools would have to
be desegregated.
He also said he now believes one of his
more controversial opinions - to deny
Julian Bond his legislative seat because of
his opposition to the Vietnam war was a
mistake. The US Supreme Court over­
ruled this decision.
Mitchell, director of the
N AA CP Washington Bureau, demanded
that Bell not be confirmed, accusing the
committee of handling Bell with “kid
Hagens offers business aid, consultation
by Ulysses Marshall
Need advice on how to get a business
started or to keep it going? Then the man
to see is Chuck Hagens. Chuck Hagens is
the Director of RAMCO: (Resource Ad­
ministration and Management Company).
Hagens is also Manager of Port City
Bookkeeping & Tax Service.
Businesses are located at 2843 N .E.
Union Avenue, P o rtla n d , Oregon.
RAMCO is basically a management con-
sultation company. RAMCO specializes attending various colleges. He attended
in small company development tor minor­ Los Angeles City College, majoring in
ities. RAMCO tries to offer minorities
Aeronautics engineering. He also attend­
first class service at low cost. Although ed Los Angeles Metro, which was a
their speciality is consultation, they offer business oriented college.
full service to the business community.
But in 1973 he got a real taste of the
In 1968 Hagens opened the Port City action when he was employed with
Bookkeeping & Tax Service.
I t is Media, Incorporated.
Media was a
presently a full service income and tax
federally funded program providing tech­
accountant agency.
nical assistance to Model Cities and
Hagens prepared himself for RAMCO,
potential Model Cities business people. “I
and his bookkeeping and tax service by (Please turn to p j e o tl)
McCoy heads
Human Resources
Senator Bill McCoy has been appointed
Chairman of the Senate Committee on
Human Resources. McCoy, who repre­
sents North and Northeast Portland, was
a member of the interim committee on
Human Resources.
The committee considers issues and
legislation pertaining to the Human Re­
source Department, which covers seven
areas: Children's Services, Employment,
Mental Health, Health, Public Welfare,
Vocational Rehabilitation, and Correct­
McCoy announced that meetings of the
committee, which the public is invited to
attend, will be held on Mondays and
Wednesdays at 8: 00 a.m. and at 1: 00
p.m. on Thursdays.
Daddy King leads service
Reverend M artin Luther King, Sr. will
conduct an early morning prayer service
on the day of Jimmy C arter’s inaugural.
The service will take place on the site of
his son’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
President-elect Carter is expected to
attend the unprecedented event.
Reverend Bruce Edwards, pastor of
Plains Baptist Church, will also take part
in the service at Lincoln Memorial. The
service is expected to be one of the most
memorable events in a long series of
social, religious, cultural and recreational
Representatives from all faiths will
take part, with a combined choir under
the direction of Norman Scribner, direct­
or of the Washington Choral Society.
Sidney Poitier, Redd Foxx, Stevie
Wonder, Freddie Prinz, the Alvin Ailey
American Dance Theater, and Hank
Aaron will participate in inaugural activ­
ities from January 18th through 20th.
The seven Smithsonian Museums, the
Library of Congress, the National Arch­
ives, portions of the U.S. Capitol and the
Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials will be
open. A number of free concerts have
been scheduled for the Kennedy Center
and the Smithsonian and there will be a
Bach concert on the new organ at
Washington Catherdral each day of the
AFSC asks Port guarantee workers' rights
Michael Wells, spokesperson for the
American Friends Service Committee
offered proposals to the Portland of
Portland for their consideration in qual­
ifying foreign companies to bid on the
construction of Portland's new drydock.
Lloyd Anderson, executive director of
the Port of Portland, has indicated that
the drydock will be built abroad. He told
the South Riverside Kiwanis Club, "you
are looking at wage rates in Korea, that
are twenty-five per cent of what they are
In its research on South Korea, the
American Friends Service Committee
has found that the economy of South
Korea is structurally dependent on the
United States and Japanese economics.
In order to stay alive economically, the
South Korean government has repressed
any effective unionizing effort in the
country, thus providing the US and
Japanese corporations with an inexpen­
sive labor force. While this inexpensive
labor force has been an inducement for
increased foreign investment, it has
meant continued hardship for the people
of South Korea.
The AFSC believes that the Port of
Portland should do everything possible to
avoid capitalizing on the economic hard­
ship of the people of South Korea or any
other labor force that is in a similar
economic and political position. I t is for
that reason that Wells proposed the
following standards to the Port of Port
1) The wages paid to workers building
the drydock be above the level defined by
their countries' government or national
bank as adequate for the living expenses
of an average family.
2) Workers on the project should have
the opportunity to form or join labor
3) The project operate in such a way
that it would meet standards comparable
to those of the United States Occupation
al Safety and Health Act of 1970.
4) The project operate in such a way
that it would meet standards comparable
to those of the United States National
Environmental Protection Act of 1970.
China advisers ignored
Young pianist plans concert
Aszemar Glenn will present a piano
concert on February 25th as a benefit for
the King Neighborhood Facility.
Glenn studied at Pacific University
where he received a Bachelor’s degree in
Fine A rts in 1973. He was the recipient
of the 1973 state award for composition
from the Oregon Music Teacher’s Associ­
Glenn began taking piano lessons eight
years ago, when he was eighteen. All-
though this is considered old to begin, he
was told by his teachers that he was one
of the few who was able to begin that late
and become an accomplished musician.
Glenn currently is assistant director of
the nationally known Portland Boy’s
Choir, which is composed of boys eight
through twelve years of age.
The concert will be held at the King
Neighborhood Facility Auditorium at
8: 00 p.m. and the program will consist of:
Rachmaninoff's C# Minor Prelude; Chop­
in's Etude, Opus 3, Number 2; Fantasie
Impromptu; G Minor Ballad; Bartok's
Dance and Bear Dance; Debussy - Ara-
beskue and Reverie; Gershiwin - First
and Second Preludes; Brahms - G Minor
Rhapsody; Intermezzo in A Major.
Carter advisers split on Soviet, China relations
by Banning Garrett
(PNS) On the eve of Jimmy Carter's
inauguration, key Carter advisers are
saying privately that the President-elect
and his national security appointees have
already mishandled the critical triangular
diplomacy with the Soviet Union and
These advisers fear that the early
policy emphasis on U.S. - Soviet relations
hss been formulated without consultation
with Carter's China advisers-and may
undermine U.S.-China ties.
They point to the lopsided attention
given U.8. relations with the Soviet
Union, incuding Carter's expressed hopes
for early U.8.-Soviet agreements on nu
dear arms and a summit with Soviet
leader Leonid Brezhnev thia year.
Last month, Zbigniew Brzezinski,
Carter's top national security adviser,
reaffirmed the new administration’s com
mitment to pursue U.S.-Soviet detente in
a manner that is “more reciprocal and...
progressively becomes more comprehen
On the other hand, sources note that
the few comments by Carter and his
inner circle of foreign advisers
concerning China have been limited to
cautious statements on eventual normali­
zation of relations with Peking. A t the
same time, spokesmen for the new
administration have reaffirmed the U.S.
defense commitments to Taiwan, a sore
point in U.S.-China relations.
Many observers attribute this empha­
sis on relations with the Soviet Union to
the heavy influence of members of the
Trilateral Commission in the Carter
They include Carter
himself, as well as Brzezinski, Secretary
of State Cyrus Vance, Secretary of
Defense Harold Brown, Vice President
Walter Mondale and other advisors and
The Trilateral Commission, an inde­
pendent group of politicians, scholars and
businessmen, has supported a foreign
policy based on a functioning alliance
between the U.S., Western Europe and
Japan (hence, “Trilatoral”). A t the same
time, it has emphasized detente with the
Soviet Union to defuse the threat of
Russian military power.
Commission members have tradition­
ally been wary of the Nixon-Ford policy
of emphasizing triangular diplomacy in
which the opening to China has been used
to pressure Moscow.
National security analysts are now
concerned that such a shift toward the
Trilatoral position could damage the new
U.S.-China relationship.
Chinese leaders, they fear, may decide
the U.S. is an unreliable friend and either
withdraw into isolation from both super­
powers or move to ease relations with
In either case, the global
balance of power could be seriously
altered in ways Washington considers
__ unfavorable.
Among the possible repercussions:
*Chinese leaders could step up pres­
sure for U.S. withdrawal from Taiwan
and even South Korea, weakening the
U.S. strategic position in northeast Asia.
If Sino-Soviet tensions eased, Chinese
troops could be re-deployed to Fukien
Province opposite Taiwan to increase
pressure for reunification.
•Sino-Soviet detente could also mean a
decline in Chinese support for N ATO as a
counter to Soviet forces in Eastern
Europe. Some analysts believe it could
also free Soviet divisions now stationed
along the Sino-Soviet border for rede­
ployment in Eastern Europe.
•Such a shift could end the common
U.S.-Chinese goal of limiting the Soviet
initiative in southern Africa, where all
three powers are jockeying for influence.
•A nd while U.S. strategists do not now
consider China a nuclear threat to the
U.S., a rebuffed China could put more
pressure on the U.S. by developing and
deploying the 7000-mile range ICBM that
has already been tested as a satellite
launching rocket.
Despite these possibilities, moot ana
lysts agree the Chinese channel to the
West will remain open, at least for
commercial trade and technology, much
of which only the West can supply.
to continue the policy of approving sales
But Chinese leaders can take little
of military-related technology to C hin«
encouragement from the new administra­
They argue that an even-handed policy
tion’s policy statements on U.S. China
between Moscow and Peking will not be
upset by a quiet effort to help China
Carter recently told Time magazine he
improve its military posture vis-a-vis the
felt no “urgency about resolving the
Soviets. Such a policy, they argue, could
differences that exist between the Main­ also pay off Chinese leaders for their
land (China) and Taiwan. I would go into
opening to the West, and prevent a
that very cautiously,” he said.
limited Sino-Soviet detente that could be
In December, Secretary Vance told
worked out through the recently re­
Newsweek he plans to normalize rela­
newed border talks in Peking.
tions with Peking-but slowly. He added
Schlesinger will be in a position to
that he thinks it is essential for the U.S.
press his views by virtue of his anticipa­
to ensure the security of Taiwan, and that
ted role as head of a new energy
he favors another high level round of
department that would combine the
negotiations with Chinese leaders “to feel
Federal Energy Agency and the Energy
each other out.”
Research and Development Agency
To counter these negative impressions,
(ER DA ).
Carter’s China advisers are expected to
ERDA's responsibility for nuclear war­
urge him to find ways to signal Peking
head development and production will
that the U.S. does want to improve
give Schlesinger at least a peripheral
relations, even if not to the extent of
involvement in the Strategic Arms Lim it­
speedy normalisation. One of these ways,
ation Talks (SALT), which are expected
publicly advocated by Carter’s Chins
to dominate U.S.-Soviet relations early in
advisers, Michael Oksenberg and Jerome
1977. Yet the same responsibility could
Cohen, and also supported by the new
silence Schlesinger as a public critic of
energy czar, James Schlesinger. would be
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