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PAGE 2-- THE DAYTON TRIBUNE -- DAYTON, OREGON -- THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1981 Nm~mtI,i~I ,i=~l,Niw THE DAYTON TRIBUNE POST OFFICE BOX 68 TELEPHONE [503] 864-2310 Published Every Thursday at Dayton, Oregon An Independent Newspaper Established in 1913 George Meitzen, Publisher Second Class Postage Paid at Dayton, Oregon 97114 SUBSCRIPTION RATE -- IN ADVANCE In Oregon, 1 Year .............................. $3.50 Outside Oregon, U.S., 1 Year ..................... $4.00 | Outside U.S., 1 Year ............................. $4.75 ! Send Payment to Dayton Tribune, Box 68, Dayton, Ore. 97114 ,~'~t:/V~bth MEMBER Oregon I IIE II Pi4pER ~IIIIIIIIIIIII~JIIIIJ by Sen. Anthony Meeker Welfare reform hasn't occupied much of the public spotlight this session but it is surely state gov- ernment's major achievement and success of the past two years. An aggressive top-to-bottom shakeup of welfare programs waged by the Atiyeh administra- tion has replaced welfare with work for thousands of Oregonians at a savings of more than $150 million in your federal and state tax dol- lars. The Governor and the Ways and Means Committee have drawn a blueprint for the rest of the nation to follow, because what has hap- pened with little fanfare here in Oregon is what the Reagan admin- istration hopes to achieve in all states. Oregon turned the corner two years ago with adoption of a policy that permits the state to require able-bodied welfare recipients to accept available employment. This policy resulted in 5,000 re- cipients being immediately dropped from the welfare rolls, with anomer 15,000 receiving a sharp reduction in their payments. This policy has, over time, further reduced welfare caseloads by 11,- 000 cases, saving $30 million of State General Funds. It is estimated that nearly 75 percent of those who were affected by these changes are now em- ployed and no longer dependent on help from their fellow citizens. Overall, the objective is not solely to save money -- although millions have been saved. The ob- jective is to encourage individuals to work, thereby gaining indepen- dence and self-respect resulting from supporting themselves and their families. By Rep. Bill Rutherford A move to include gay rights in the racial and religious harassment bill (HB 2479) was quelled in the House Judicieary Committee this week. The committee voted with me to exclude gay rights from HB 2479, which would prohibit certain kinds of harassment and intimi- dation, against a person on account PUBLIC NOTICE Chemeketa Community College Budget Committee Vacancy The Chemeketa Community College Board of Education is seeking applicants for the citizens' budget committee for the college, There is a vacancy in the position representing Zone Two of the college district. Each candidate must be a registered voter residing in Zone Two. Zone Two includes most of Yamhill County (excluding only that northeast portion which is not in the Chemeketa college district.) Candidates will be interviewed by a committee of the Board of Education. The board will select the new budget committee member from Zone Two at the July 16 board meeting. Persons wishing to apply should request application materials from the office of the president, Chemeketa Community College, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, PO Box 14007, Salem, Oregon 97309. The deadline for submission of applications is 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 18, 1981. Anyone wishing further information is encouraged to contact the president's office at Chemeketa Community College, 399-5121. Cornelius C. Bateson Chairperson, Board of Education of a person's race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin. If an individual intentionally and with intent to intimidate another person because of any of those factors does certain offensive acts, the crime of intimidation is committed. The ac- tions include physical harm, dam- aging or destroying the other per- son's property, or placing the other person in fear or imminent physical harm by word or conduct, The theory behind HB 2479 is that harassment, intimidation, vio- lence and destruction of property take on particularly dangerous and socially disruptive character when they are motivated by racial or religious bigotry. The issue of sex- uality here would dilute the content of this particular bill. Gov. Vic Atiyeh proposed this legislation after becoming con- cerned about a growing number of incidents of harassment or violence in the state which appeared to be racially or religiously motivated. One of the Governor's stated priorities for the 1981 session was addressing the state's energy needs through weatherization pro- grams. Progress has been made in efforts to partially shift the fi- nancial burden for weatherization incentives from the General Fund to other sources. In the beginning of this session I introduced HB 2918, which would authorize a public utility to offer a cash grant to residential customers to reimburse them for weatherization expendi- tures. That measure, which the Governor also supported, was or- iginally the House Environment and Energy Committee's founda- tion for the weatherization package now before the House. However, after many hearings and amend- ments, outlooks -- budgetary and other -- changed and HB 2246 became the vehicle for the addi- tions. HB 2246 as amended will require all investor-owned utilities and publicly-owned utilities (both gas and electric) to provide an energy conservation program for dwelling owners who receive space heat, backup space heat or hot water heat from the utility. A companion bill, HB 2247, would sunset the state weatherization tax credit for all taxpayers except those who heat with oil, effective Jan. 1, 1982. Any programs offered under HB 2246, also known as the "Oregon Residential Energy Conservation Act," must include at least in- formation on energy conservation and weatherization; energy audits; inspection of installed energy con- servation services; and provide a financing option of either 6.5 per- cent loan or a cash grant of 25 percent of the cost of energy con- servation services up to $350. However, aldl utilities are allowed to offer programs which meet or exceed Act requirements: Some are already offering loans with no interest charges, have or plan other incentives for homeowner energy conservation incentives. The Bon- neville Power Administration also has proposed "buy-back" pro- grams. There are, of course, variations in the above provisions, and now that HBD 2247 has been referred to the House Revenue Committee, more changes could be made. Energy matters are nothing new to the Legislative Assembly. The Northwest Regional Power Council, lifeline rates, alternative energy sources and facilities are but a few of the related topics discussed so far. HB 2246 should be before House members sometime in the next week, adding to the overall picture of one of the session's most important issues. With an estimat- ed potential impact on the General Fund of $15 million should the state weatherization tax credit continue, it joins other fiscal issues with which legislators must deal. 1981 PLANT REGISTRATION DATES AGRIPAC PLANT #1, Salem PREFERENCE AGRIPAC PLANT #2, Salem (formerly Dalgety Foods) AGRIPAC PLANT #3, Junction City AGRIPAC PLANT #4 Eugene CASTLE & COOKE FOODS 8 A.M. TO 12 Noon 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. FLAVORLAND FOODS. GENERAL FOODS, Woodburn (Birds Eye) SEABROOK FOODS - Albany SMUCKERS - Woodburn STAYTON CANNING CO. 1, Stayton, Oregon STAYTON CANNING CO. n 2, Silverton, Oregon STAYTON CANNING CO. u3, Dayton, Oregon STAYTON CANNING CO. #4, Liberty Plant, Salem STAYTON CANNING CO. n5, Brooks, Oregon STAYTON CANNING CO. tt6, Salem Madrona Plant STADLEMAN FRUIT - Salem STOKELY-VanCAMP, Albany TRUITT BROTHERS, Hours 8AM to 4PM WILLAMETTE CHERRY GROWERS began New Hires begin SENIORITY New Hires SENIORITY SENIORITY 1st year Seniority are to call for appointment for their orientation from June 8th to June I2th SENIORITY New Hires Applications Applications New Employees Applications are now accepted New Hires Applications Applications Applications Applications Applications Applications Applications ac- cepted only through State Oregon Employ- ment Division SENIORITY NEW HIRES NEW HIRES Fresh Pack May llth June 29th June 8th thru 12th Begin June 15th Ist two weeks of June to register and sign up for classes May 18 thru May 29th Begin June 1st " Begin July 13th Begin May 4th Begin June 2nd Begin May 18th Begin June 2nd Begin June 15th Begin June lSth Begin June 2nd Begin June 1st Begin June 8th Began May 1st June 22nd Begin July 6th June 8th PUBLIC FORUM... GRADUATIONS TAKE OVER All over the country, beginning now, High School Graduations be- come the priority in order of im- portance to hosts of young people, parents, friends and teachers. On the serious side, what these grad- uates do with their diplomas will be interesting. An old verse becomes so applic- able at this time. It is this: "You have each been given a bag of tools... A shapeless~ rock and a book of rules... And each must fashion, ere life has flown... A stumbling block or a stepping stone." The question we have is which will it be? A cold chill pervades the air when we recall the many tragic events tied to the post-graduation night. In my own experience as a school administrator I remember SEVEN chairs, empty except 'for cap and gown draped over them. The perpetual grief to their parents and friends is sad to behold. Is just one wild night of celebration worth all this? On the brighter side we love to watch these seniors as they march to the platform, tassels dafigling from proud heads, eyes eager with anticipation, shoulders thrown back. Each feature on their faces, all their gestures, would incline one to believe each is harboring a determined will to succeed. It is almost as though they say, "We Can[ We Will[ We MUST!" M. V. Von Ruden PO Box 61 Lafayette, Ore. 97127 The first crossword puz- zle was published in 1913 in a supplement to the New York World. ~IIIIIIIIII I IIIIIIIiIII IIII IIIl I I I " ,% i x.~.,od , I , SUBSCRIBE NOW 22o,,i I I I Keep U With What's I I ~" Happening in Your Area c, xo~ I I NAME ................... : ............................ I I I ......................................... I Mailing Address I City Zip ............... I ............................... I I Send $3.50 for a one-year subscription to I I i THE DAYTON TRIBUNE I I BOX 68 Goo~=~,,~o~*~ I I ~b" Dayton, Oregon 97114 ~v- ! 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