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Reader's Forum

Hoover and Hatfield

Many readers responded to our "Tell us More" photo of Mark Hatfield and Herbert Hoover taken in Newberg on Aug. 10, 1955. Some shared their memories of the men or the day:

>> I may have taken this picture. I covered the event as a reporter and photographer for the McMinnville News-Register.

Ralph Beebe (’54), professor of history emeritus, Newberg, Ore.

>> The event (dedication of the Hoover- Minthorn house) was broadcast on the McMinville radio station. I sang the first and fourth verses of the national anthem.

Priscilla Doble Jeffery (’52), Riggins, Idaho

>> My family includes fanatics from both political parties, and so it is saying a lot when I tell you no one ever had anything to say but good for Mark Hatfield. He was respected by all, even those who disagreed with him.

Debbie (Dominy) Seibert (’79), Oregon City, Ore.

>> Herbert Hoover was known to our family as "The Chief." He was greatly admired and loved by all of us. . . . He gave us a copy of his wonderful book, Fishing for Fun and to Renew the Soul.

Pete and Betsey Collins, Carthage,Maine

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Give us your best shot

Readers' photo contest

The George Fox Journal invites you to submit photographs that convey the university’s hallmark theme, "a matter of mind and spirit." The university adopted this theme during the development of its marketing plan initiated in 2002.

The winning entries will be featured in the Fall 2007 Journal. First place will be awarded $250, second place $100, third place $50. Other entries may be published. Runner-up entries also will be featured in the Fall 2007 Journal.

Competition Rules

  • The competition is open to all amateur photographers (people who do not earn more than 50 percent of their annual income as photographers). George Fox employees and their immediate families are ineligible. Each contestant may submit no more than three photographs.
  • A photograph may be submitted in one of two ways: Digital: You may submit a jpg file, copied to a compact disk. Print: You may submit an unmounted 5"x7" or 8"x10" print.
  • Attach a label to the back of each print or CD with your name and address. Entries will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, self-stamped envelope.
  • Please include the following information with your entry: name, mailing address, e-mail, phone, title of entry, and a 50- to 100-word description of how the photograph conveys the idea of "a matter of mind and spirit."


  • Mail your entry to Journal, George Fox University, #6069, 414 N. Meridian St., Newberg, OR 97132.
  • Deadline: July 1, 2007
  • The winner will be notified by Aug. 15.

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Journal, George Fox University,
414 N. Meridian St. #6069
Newberg, OR 97132

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