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Page 3 Mill names president Page 4 Getting her goat Serving sheridan, Willamina and Grand Ronde 91, NO. 4 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1991 ulf war a hits local fam!!y couple watch pray for son and his wife m war Monical The Sun o'clock Sunday aftcmoon, Sheridan was beauti- ; sky, a light nearly balmy tempera- lured many of the city's comfortably outdoors for : time since the ice and snow whooped along city bikes and hit school and basketball courts. their parents strolled on or puttered in their amiably with neigh- the fence. the warmth of their tidy West Main Street in Shetl- and Glenda Curl stayed watched TV, as they had the past four days. This set was tuned to the 49ers-New York game on CBS. explained: "We're only the game because we if something happens Ither will come on and say Suddenly Rather did appear screen. Conversation halted Curls leaned forward as described reports of a new on an Arabian city. showed flashes in the city where the Curls daughter-in-law is sta- With a nod to the camera, Rather left the air and the game resumed. John Curl slowly lit another ciga- rette and the blue smoke rose silently into the air. Like many other American par- ents, the Curls have been all but riveted to the television .set since war began a week ago in the Persian Gulf. Their son and daughter-in-law both are stationed somewhere in the region. She has been there since late October; their son since early December. Now that war has begun, the worry has become agony to the Curls. "It's like we've already lost them; it's like they have a terminal disease and you're not sure if they will live or die," Glenda Curl said. "The difference is knowing their death, if it happens, will be violent." Gary Curl and Martha Kendall were high school sweethearts in Gold Beach. After a falling-out in their senior year, Gary joined the Marines and Martha entered the Army. Halfway through their four- year hitches, however, they reconci- led and were married two years ago. They have been stationed near each other in North Carolina since then. But because of Gary's duties, they were rarely together. "I think they've seen each other weekends for nine months out of the two years they've been married," Glenda Curl said. Glenda and John Curl of Sheridan display photograph of their son and daughter-in-law, both of whom have been stationed in the Persian Gulf area since last year. War has greatly intensified the couple's worry about their children. As a result, both Gary, 23, and indefinitely re-enlisted and trans- Martha, 21, looked forward to the ported to the Persian Gull end of their enlistments last fall. Just Gary Curl was visiting his parents days before that was to happen, however, each was involuntarily and See GULF WAR, Page 2 %!' :iii, crowd of West Valley residents waits at Sheridan after war began in the Persian Gulf. Red Cross Blood Drive Legion Hall to donate blood last Thursday, a day was busy all day, 15 donors were waiting for doors to open. r prompts big blood drive news from the Persian Gulf West Valley residents--- by others from Dayton, McMinnvile, and to the Jan. 17 Red Cross Blood Drive at Legion Hall. units of blood had been the units were donated. Eight Were deferred and there were donors. ='s perennial "Mr. Fix- at 80+ was among to arrive. The first- included David Luoma, Cliff Yoder, Merle Wright, Michael Wilson, Nicole Gump, Allen, Nola, and Kenneth McCandless, Dwayne and John Yoder, Lynne Flynn, Joel Boyce, John Adkenson, Sandra Johnson, and Jerry Lyon. Wanita Galinat received her 6 gallon pin; Ray Wagler, a 5 gallon pin; Gayle Schmitz and Phyllis Turner, 3 gallon pins; Raymond Berger, Betty Schmitz, Phil Cob- lentz, and Marilyn Porter, 2 gallon pins; and Christine Higginson and Data Shepard, 1 gallon pins. Much of the success of the drive again was attributable to the Sheri- dan volunteers. Agnes Ellis has organized a calling team of Dorothy Agee, Avis Lyons, Arlene Kepford, Bessie Wirfs, Alice Calkins, Ruth White and herself. The Boy Scouts distributed publicity posters and the Rotary Club provided donuts once again. Curt Levy, Bill Hussey, Menno Wagler and Ken Knutson helped unload and load the truck; Luella Daniels was hostess; and Velma Wagler and Lois Levy were at the typewriters. Curt Levy made the shuttle run to Portland mid- afternoon. Agnes Ellis and Elsa Simonson issued the donor bags and Rema DeJong and Easter McKee were escort Evelyn DeJong and Barbara Knutson were sealers. Lilly Suhs and Jane West were in charge of the canteen. Barbara Knutson and Bessie W'u'fs were co- chairmen of the event. The next blood drive in Sheridan will be Thursday, July 18, at the Legion Hall. rung support here for going to war Buckholtz The Sun un went to the streets and question: "Do you sup- military action against Hussein? Why or Why are SOme of the responses: Lawrenee--"Sure, be. think its the right thing to Muller,,yes, I do be- can't let him take over trying to take over. You have to stop him somewhere." Roberta Wells---"Oh yes, be- cause I think he's anotker Hider and if we don't stop him now he's going to do just like they did before and eventually he'll be over here." Elizabeth PranS-.-"Yes...I feel it's necessary." Scott Chrisman--'"Yes, he needs to be dealt with; he needs to be taken care of;  nxls to be killed." Frank Pratt 'Yes I do, I feel when he went into IOwait taking over the country somebody had to step in. The U.S. has holdings there, oil reserves, and I feel they had to go in and do something. I hope a lot of people don't die but the U.S. has to do what it. has to do." Loren Goodman--"Certainly, because its the right thing to do and we can't have aggression." Nancy Fitzgerald"It's not just the United States, it's the whole United Nations. I support the whole United Nations...I just wish we had more merchants that would get their flags OUt." Mary McGili"Yes, because for one thing I have a son that's in the National Guard and there's a possibility that he could go. We've got to stand our ground, not let somebody take over a country just because they want to. It could happen to us." Brian Phillips--"Something has to be done, but war is never the answer." Page 9 Sparts bounce back i 50 CENTS PER COPY Building plans put on hold for schools here The Sheridan school board backed away from new construction plans last week after district archi- tects revealed that cost estimates for the project had been too low and that even if voters approved, the proposal would raise district debt past limits set by state law. The board is expected to continue examination of building and renova- tion plans at a meeting tonight, following a presentation of options by Superintendent Ian Grabenhorst. District enrollment is expected to exceed 1,000 by 1995, according to Gmbenhorst's projections, and the district has been involved in plan- ning to meet building needs since late 1989. At a board work session convened Jan. 16 to discuss a building com- mittee recommendation to erect two new school buildings on the site of Chapman School and to remodel and add classrooms to the high school, an architect's representative told the board that a survey of recent new school construction disclosed costs of $76 to $99 per square foot. The district had relied upon a $55-per-square-foot figure provided by architects Mackenzie/Saito & Associates of Portland. "This does throw a wrinkle into the works," said Jack Kriez, a representative of the firm. Kri said a recent bid project at Tigard came in at $67 per square foot, the lowest recent school con- struction figure he had seen. Kriez noted that construction at the Chap- man site, which is flat, would be straightforward and should draw lower bids. "I can't recommend anything less that $65 per square foot," Kriez mid, "and that could go up depend- ing on the bidding climate." Kriez's new figures raised esti- mates of construction at Chapman from $3.2 million to $3.8 million at $65 per square foot and to $4.9 million at $85. Estimates for remodeling and adding to the high school should remain the same, Kriez said, See BUILDINGS, Page 5 Timber families urged to persevere By George Robertson Editor, The Sun Grassroots pro-timber groups like West Valley Citizens for Timber am playing a major role in the national debate over jobs and the spotted owl. That was the message delivered by Jim Peterson, editor of Evergreen magazine, at the West Valley Citi- zens for Timber awards potluck dinner last Saturday. "I believe groups like this are the key to the future...at least in terms of dealing with Congress and explain- ing forestry on a person-to-person basis," Peterson said. "You are becoming more and more effective to influence Con- gressional decision making," he added. "Think how far you've come in three years...and you get better at this by doing it." Peterson described the fight for jobs as "trench warfare" but many of the jobs such as writing letters or making telephone calls to members of Congress can be boring. To win the battle, Peterson said, timber workers need to forge alli- ances with those who live east of the Mississipi River or else mem- bers of Congress on the East Coast will continue to cast "free environ- mental votes" that cripple the Northwest's timber industry. He said auto workers, for example, might be a good group to work with. "Seventy percent of all the people who live in the United Slates live within 100 miles of the Atlantic Ocean," he added, pointing out that many people who live on the East Coast realize they need timber prod- uctswood to build houses, paper to write on. At the same time, West Valley Citizens for Timber and other I groups need to shore up support in their own state, Peterson said. "we also need to work in our own backyard," he said, noting that many people are moving to Oregon from other states, especially Califor- nia, and don't understand that fed- eml forests are replanted. He suggested inviting members of Congress from other states to Ore- gon for a vacation and have them live with families who work in the timber industry. He also suggested setting up a first-class display at the Portland "Street of Dreams" so the thousands of people touring the new homes can see how important tim- ber really is and talk with people who work in the mills and forests. Peterson said youngsters in local schools can also write to students throughout the nation and tell them how federal forests are tlanted after they are harvested and how the state and federal laws protect the streams and wildlife in the national and state forests. "More minds are open to than you realize," "The American increasingly pre- servationists' agenda...and that's your opportunity." Sen. John Brenneman, R- Newport, and Pep. Tim ]off, D-Bay City, also spoke at the dinner. Both promised to push for state legisla- tion to help the timber industry and help wodds who lose their jobs as mills close. Eric Schooler of Willamina Lum- ber served as master of eeaemonies. He announced that the organization is sending Ken and Darlene Mont- gomery of Sheridan to Washington, D.C., to meet with federal officials next month. I First Feder, l Sawngs and Loan WEST VALLEY COMING EVENTS: SENIOR FOOT CLINIC: Wednesday, January 23. 9:30-11:30 am. American Legion Hall, S. Bridge Street, Sheridan. SHERIDAN PTA MEETING: "Meet the mayor, voice your opinion on our schools." Monday, January 28th, 7:00 pro, Chapman School Cafeteria. THE AMAZING WHALES -an OMSI Outreach progr' Saturday, Feb. 2, at the SherMan Public Library. Pre-reglsa,on $3.00. Call for more information. THE WILLAMINA BUSINESS GROUP meets every Wednesday at 8 am at Vic's Restaurant in Willamina. The publio is invited. THE SHERIDAN BUSINESS GROUP meets ery Thumday 8 am at Voigt's Cafe in Sheridan. All interesteo persons are we-,,,,. r