Oregon: The Viet Nam Race

As the biggest lumber-producing state in the U.S., Oregon has been hard hit by the nationwide slump in construction that resulted from the Administration's tight-money policies. Its voters are also unhappy over issues ranging from the future of the state's water reserves to the depredations of a Soviet fishing fleet 20 miles offshore. Yet the dominant theme of Oregon's leading electoral contest this fall is the Viet Nam war.

A year ago, it looked as if there would be no real race. Mark Odom Hatfield, 44, the trim, Hollywood-handsome Republican Governor, seemed...

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