PORTLAND: Peak of an Oregon Adventure

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<ul><li><p>PORTLAND: Peak of an Oregon Adventure OREGON, land of wide open spaces and wild woodlands, offers unusual educa-tional advantages to those coming either to stay a day or a year. Trips variegated enough to suit any taste have been planned for ACS visitors. These range all the way from, the fabulous Timberline Lodge 6,000 feet up on Mt. Hood (this trip will include a ski lift up the mountain) to the seafoods laboratory of Oregon Agricultural Experi-ment Station at Astoria, 100 miles from Portland. This laboratory, center of the Pacific Coast fishing industry, is the home of the Clinical Studies Foundation for Research on Vitamin A. </p><p>Industrial Tours Those interested in field investigations of </p><p>mining prospects in the Northwest will want to join the tour to the Bureau of Mines' Northwest Electrodevelopment Laboratory at Albany, 75 miles from Port-land. Extensive research is being done in the electrometallurgical field, and studies are being made in the production of zir-conium metal and alloys. Lumber mills which may be visited include the Long-Bell Lumber Co. and Weyerhaeuser Tim-ber Co. and pulp mills. This trip takes the visitor along the scenic Columbia River to Longview, Wash. These are two of the world's largest lumber mills, and their combined output is nearly 3 million board feet daily, plus 150,000 square feet of plywood, 475 tons of pulp, poles, pilings, Presto-logs, and Silvacon bark products. Crown-Zellerbach Corp. at Camas, Wash., only 20 miles from Portland, is the world's largest specialty paper mill. This mill is unique in that it operates on a sustained </p><p>2494 C H E M I C A L A N D E N G I N E E R I N G N E W S </p><p>yield basis from trees grown on its own farms, on which 75 million trees are planted yearly by air. </p><p>Food freezing, which is a major industry in the truck farming and orchard areas of the Northwest, may be inspected by those visitors wishing to take the 20-mile trip to the Birdseye-Snyder Food Freezing Plant at Hillsboro. September is the middle of the harvest season for peaches, corn, beans, and other vegetables, and the plant will be working at peak capacity. The plant of Libby, McNeill, and Libby is right in Portland, and ACS people can there watch 35 lines employing mechanical peelers provide a daily output of 200 tons of canned fruit. </p><p>Still other attractions arc the Portland Gas &amp; Coke Co., which produces fuel gas, coke, and electrode car-bon for the area, and which uses petroleum as source material, and the Pennsyl-vania Salt Mfg. Co., which will demonstrate the produc-tion of caustic soda, chlorine, chlorates, and DDT. Rey-nolds Metals Co., on the Portland outskirts, has a capacity of 140 million pounds of aluminum an-nually. </p><p>A guided tour is planned to Bonneville Dam, located on the Columbia River 40 miles east of Portland. A stop will be made to view the 600-foot Multnomah Palls. Bonneville is one of </p><p>the outstanding hydroelectric plant and navigation projects of the country. In the power house, ten 66,000 horsepower ion head turbines drive generators that supply a large part of the electric power to Northwest industry. </p><p>Adjacent to Bonneville Dam is a modern trout and salmon hatchery with a maze of crystal clear pools that give a closeup of native fish unmolested by anglers. Many thousands of visitors have marveled at the antics of the Columbia River salmon as they climb the extensive system of fish ladders. Elevators are provided to give the lazy fish a free lift over the dam. </p><p>Chemistry building at University of Portland </p></li><li><p>Educational Facilities in Portland With six institutions of higher learning </p><p>directly in the city and seven more within a radius of 100 miles, Portland can boast of unusually good educational facilities for budding chemists or for multifarious other careers. Of the schools in or very near Portland there is Lewis and Clark College, with nearly 1,100 students and 70 teachers. It offers four-year courses in liberal arts and sciences including a department of nursing education. The Presbyterian Church provides regular annual support. </p><p>Marylhurst College, the first standard Catholic women's college in the northwest, is situated on a wooded campus of 230 acres bordering the Willamette River. Total enrollment is approximately 300, of which 135 are resident students. </p><p>Multnomah College in downtown Port-land offers two-year junior college and technical courses. It is sponsored by the YMCA of Portland and is supported by tuition fees, endowment earnings, and con-tributions from the public. Registration is approximately 1,500 students a semes-ter, of which 425 are in the technical and 600 in the evening secondary education classes. </p><p>Reed College, in Eastmoreland, Port-land residential district, is a nondenomi-national, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences which was founded under the will of two Oregon pioneers, Simeon G. Reed and his wife, who bequeathed their S2 million estate for its establishment. Its enrollment is about 700. </p><p>The University of Portland, for men only, except in the school of nursing, has about 1,900 students. It is conducted by the Congregation of Holy Cross, a religious order of Catholic priests and lay brothers. In the graduate school courses in the de-partment of chemistry lead to the M.S. </p><p>Schools Elsewhere in Oregon At MeMinnville there is Linfield Col-</p><p>lege, with 20 buildings on a 54-acre cam-pus, and 700 students. This liberal arts college was chartered in 1S5S by the Ore-gon legislature. </p><p>Oregon College of Education, located in Monmouth, is one of three state-supported colleges specializing in training elementary and junior high school teachers. The school opened in 1S61, but its beginning goes back to 1S49 when a t Monmouth, 111., pioneers planned their new Oregon community. The state granted it a nor-mal school charter in 1SS1. It has 10 buildings on a 20-acre campus, with 750 students. </p><p>Oregon State College, established at Corvallis in 186S, is the federal land-grant institution of Oregon. The college has given increasing attention to technical studies and has been a pioneer in the West in the field of undergraduate professional education. Its departments of agricul-ture, engineering, and home economics were the first in the Pacific Northwest. </p><p>V. H. Cheldelin, convention chairman, Portland meeting </p><p>Today the school includes a school of sci-ence; professional, schools of agriculture; business and industry; education; engi-neering and industrial arts; forestry; home economics; and pharmacy; depart-ments of military and naval science; and the graduate school. At present there are 40 permanent buildings on the campus. The teaching faculty numbers 423, other staff members are engaged in research and extension. Enrollment for 1946-47 was 7,S72 students. It is supported mainly by the state of Oregon, but also receives federal support, particularly in its re-search and extension work. </p><p>Pacific University, in Forest Grove is the oldest chartered institution of higher learning west of the Rocky Mountains. It had its beginnings in a school created in 1841 on the site of the present campus, and was originally chartered in 1S49 as Tualatin Academy. The enrollment during the 1946-47 academic .year was 1,027 students, and it is coeducational. </p><p>Southern Oregon College of Education, at Ashland, offers a four-year course in teacher training leading to the B.S. degree in ele-mentary education. </p><p>Eastern Oregon College of Education, at La Grande, was established in 1929 as a unit of the Oregon state sys-tem of higher education and is state-supported. The coeducational student body normally numbers about 600. </p><p>Willamette University was founded in 1842 by Jason Lee and the early Methodist missionaries of its present campus in </p><p>Joseph Schulein, chairman, Oregon ACS section </p><p>Salem. The institution is a coeducational, independent university embracing colleges of liberal arts, music, and law. </p><p>Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., was founded in H)33. It oft'ers two years of college work for transferable credit in most liberal arts and preprofessional major stu-dies. Enrollment is approximately 500. </p><p>The University of Oregon was founded in 1S7G. Its students attend 11 major liberal arts and professional schools and colleges on the campuses in Eugene and Portland. Professional schools at Eugene arc: education, law, music, architecture and allied arts, business administration, journalism, health and physical education, and the graduate school. The schools of medicine and dentistry arc in Portland. </p><p>Flood damage in tlie northwest lias been repaired and there is no delay for tourists </p><p>V O L U M E 2 6, N O . 3 4 * A U G U S T 2 3 , 1 9 4 8 2495 </p><p>PORTLAND: Peak of an Oregon AdventureIndustrial ToursEducational Facilities in PortlandSchools Elsewhere in Oregon</p></li></ul>


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