The Press: Moving Time in Portland

Like a good housekeeper, the rich and respected Portland Oregonian went over its yellowed files with a vacuum cleaner. Then, last week, the "Old Lady of Alder Street" moved lock, stock & files into a fancy new $4 million plant, neither missing an edition nor spilling a case of type. It wanted no dust in its new air-conditioned house, which is faced with an acre of sea-green glass and equipped to turn out big-scale newspapers, radio and television shows all at once.

Before they left the old building, sentimental staffers unscrewed its monogrammed brass...

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