POWER: High Noon

Wags in busy, whirring Seattle joke about the woman who told a census taker: "I have three sons, two living and one in Portland." Easy-going Portlanders scorn their frenetic rival to the north, refer with somnolent pride to their "city where it's always afternoon."

Last week Portland's afternoon quiet was abruptly shattered. From Dr. Paul J. Raver, the brisk administrator of Bonneville Dam, came the biggest news the Northwest has had in many a noontime. Aluminum Co. of America had contracted to build a $3,000,000 plant on the Columbia River eight miles from...

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