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We invite you to read the 2005 and 2004 news sharings below from the Wayne Morse Now Youth Group.

On October 7th, 2005

From : Victor Stathakis

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

31 years after his passing, we are about to celebrate the 105th birthday of Wayne L. Morse, the man who called Eugene his home.
He is one of the most prominent and outspoken advocates for the people that our nation has ever known.

An icon of freedom, fairness, and civil liberties ... a statesman, a father, and a farmer, he is still honored today for his unyielding dedication to open clean government of the people, by the people, and for the people. That is why we honor him on Thursday, October 20, at The Wayne Morse Free Speech Terrace by the Lane County Courthouse in Eugene.

At 10:30 AM Mayor Kitty Piercy will proclaim October 20 as Wayne Morse Day. You are invited to share in this long overdue celebration of one of our greatest Statesman. After a birthday salute to the late Senator and some cake we will open up the Free Speech Terrace for all who wish to honor Wayne Morse or speak to issues of conscience or frivolity. He was a plainspoken orator, an independent spirit, a constitutional scholar, and a populist who encouraged and used dissent as an essential tool of democracy.

Wayne Morse is loved and respected as "The Tiger of the Senate,' "Mr. Education" and The Conscience of America.' On his birthday we celebrate his life, his spirit, his wisdom and his life long service of protecting our civil liberties and human rights. On this special day we ponder how the Senator would react if he were faced with today's political atmosphere. Wayne Morse was well known long before he was elected to political office. Respected for his strong moral Character, fairness, and deep knowledge of our constitution he was appointed by President Roosevelt to arbitrate crisis between labor and management. The Senator was recognized internationally from the 1940's to the 1970's. He exercised his influence on public policy through

his seat on the Foreign Relations Committee, his Chair on the Latin-American Affairs Committee, as well as his seat on the District of Columbia Committee. His international expertise and grasp of global history earned him accolades from nations throughout the world.

An enlightened man, Senator Morse understood that our constitution demands that the direction our country takes must be based on a civilian order of law nationally and internationally. The positions he took indicate that quite vigorously. He hammered home his points on the duties and

limitations of government consistently by pointing out that "Article 1, Section 8 vests the power to declare war in the Congress, not in the Administration." He believed that our foreign policy should reflect the "decency of the American people' and that we should be "exporting bread and literacy rather than bullets and bombs." His statements that "our money is making the oligarchs richer and the poor poorer," and that "the American flag should precede the dollar sign, not follow it,' are current and powerful and typical of his timelessness. This is why we honor his birth and the reason the late Senators spirit will be celebrated far into the future. He is loved by many for his stand against corporate influences in public policy. Nationally Wayne Morse was known as "Mr. Education.' He was a tireless activist for equal access to quality education for all. He said: "The wealth of our nation is in our people not in our materialism." He said, "The keystone of the constitution is the Public Welfare Clause.' All the positions he ever conveyed prove beyond a doubt that he was a man of the people. His dissent from "Imperialistic Foreign Policy" was consistent with his dissent from domestic policy if those policies did nothing to promote the public welfare. Wow! What else can we say about this man? Plenty! Four presidents appointed him to resolve labor/management conflicts and he had the courage to disclose the unfair legal disparity between the worker and the powers of the corporations. As Chair of the Senate Education Committee he worked with Education Committee of the House of Representatives to pass all legislation for the New Frontier/Great Society "War on Poverty.'

His record on equality for all Americans without regards to race, financial status, religion, or culture is a shining example to be envied by anyone of moral conscience. Before and after the Civil Rights Movement he fought for equal distribution of the law. Locally Wayne Morse is remembered as a populist and a fearless champion of the people.

He was born on a farm in Wisconsin on October 20 1900. Although adopted by Oregon he was a child of Wisconsin, and as such he was influenced by the populism of "Fighting Bob LaFollette,' and he referred to him throughout his life. Senator Morse lived as a farmer for most of his life,

and a good farmer he was. He loved and provided a healthy rural environment for his wife and daughters. He loved animals, growing food, and attending to his farm. The Senator was active in local food co-operatives. He competed in and won many prizes from county fairs all over the state over several decades. He prized his Blue Ribbons over many of his political awards.

Senator Morse tirelessly gave of himself for the benefit and welfare of the people of Oregon and the Nation. He would travel great distances to stay in touch with the youth and the grass roots of Oregon. He dissented from public policy that "sold out" the family farm to large corporate interests. The policies that Wayne Morse dissented against during his terms in office are on the front burner of American politics today, just as he said they would be. Months before an election that could have returned him to the Senate, Wayne Morse passed on from an illness that could not divert him in his undying struggle for human rights.

With that in mind we will gather at 10:30 AM on October 20th to invoke the spirit of the late, great Senator. Please come and share this moment with us. There will be a short invocation by a representative of the Wayne Morse Youth Program. We'll sing "Happy Birthday Dear Senator,' and we'll cut a delicious cake donated by Sweet Life Patisserie. IF YOU CAN'T BE THERE, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO RESPECT THE SENATOR IN YOUR OWN WAY.


G.V. Stathakis
Friend and driving companion of the late Senator


June 4th, 2005 : FREE SPEECH WEEK #8

          It was a great day for civics in action on Saturday June 4th at
the Wayne Morse Free Speech Terrace. The weather was terrific and lots of
people showed up as the energy of public participation infected young and
old alike. There were old faces as well as many new faces. A variety of
issues were discussed in a respectful and civil public forum. Topics
included the WOW Hall and it¹s compatibility with a new six story
residential complex that is being built twenty feet away. Whole Foods and
the impact on long standing local food stores and the effect on our local
economy. EWEB land and whether the public domain can or should be sold to
private interests and how that will affect the environment and public access
to privately owned public lands. The new Police Chief is being encouraged by
some  citizens to build a civil relationship with the neighborhoods in
Eugene to deal with crime in a true partnership with representatives of each
area. Questions were raised about the City Council and the disparity between
funding local grass roots groups and give-aways to corporations and
developers. It was brought to the attention of the citizens that the
pristine East Fork Amazon Headwaters Forest is at extreme risk of being
developed with over 100 homes. Of course the Iraq war was on the table and
although many spoke in opposition and no one had a favorable position, we
hope in the future that those who agree with the war will come and speak to
this issue.
          We will be back on the 18th of June and every other week
thereafter. We will be there all three days of the Eugene Celebration. We
keep our Free Speech platform clean because we want moms and dads and
children to join in to protect our freedom of speech for future generations
in the spirit of Wayne Morse. We always bring a box of toys for our smallest
citizens because civics start at a very early age through sharing and
communication. So parents please come at about 10:00AM. We¹d like to have
the children say or sing something over the sound system so they can be
empowered to express themselves at an early age.
          Rising Moon Organics is challenging other local merchants and
citizens to match their $300 dollar pledge to the Wayne Morse Youth Program
to purchase our own sound system so we can continue our work with free
speech. We intend to bring our civics program into as many Lane County High
Schools as possible in the next school year. This one hour program presents
civics in an entertaining, interactive and informative way and includes a
portion dedicated to the late Senator Wayne Morse. Another segment explains
the basics of the Constitution through music and dialogue and we open the
mike for students to exercise their right to free speech with an accent on
communicating in a non-confrontational, respectful way, Thereby instructing
students in the type of civil discourse that represents the spirit of a free
society.
             Many thanks to Cesar Gutierrez for donating the sound system,
The New Frontier Market at 8th and VanBuren, Sweet Life Patisserie on
Monroe(south of Seventh), Rising Moon Organics, Bing Bingham (long time
supporter and Chair Emeritus of the Wayne Morse Youth Program) and all the
wonderful people who help us set up and tear down out of the kindness of
their hearts. Thanks to those who throw their hard earned dollars and change
in our basket every week and last but not least to the many fine citizens
who use our PA to express their views and to those good folks who come to
listen.
                  The Wayne Morse Youth Program sponsors the open mic at the
Free Speech Plaza on Saturdays between the hours of 10-2 in the spirit of
Wayne Morse with the firm belief that free expression breeds understanding.
The Wayne Morse Youth Program is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit. The Wayne Morse Youth
Program encourages our young citizens to develop occupational skills at an
early age. We can help build your portfolio and get you the tools and
experience necessary to become a self sufficient individual. Ask us how!

                                     The Wayne Morse Program
                                      935 W. 8th Ave, Eugene 97402
                                     (541) 741-0209
                                      G.V. Stathakis......Chair - morsenow@efn.org
                                      D. Woods... Program Director


May 15th, 2005 : FREE SPEECH WEEK 7

Happy Monday to you from the Wayne Morse Youth Program. As you
know we sponsor 4 hours of free speech every Saturday at the Wayne Morse
Free Speech Terrace located at 8th and Oak in Eugene. This warm and
beautiful Saturday was a very good day with citizens from the age of three
weeks to eighty years young attending. Our speakers ranged in age from two
years to seventy-five. Everyone who spoke did so with dignity and civility
representing their positions in a community forum that the late Senator
Morse would have been proud of. The combination of speakers and
entertainment at the podium represented a microcosm of the progressiveness
and diversity of our town. Perspectives were delivered oratorically and
musically in a very entertaining and inclusive way. We are happy to donate
our time to this weekly event and encourage all members of our community to
participate in this special time where we can present different views in a
peaceful way.  Due to the presence of young children and other sensitive
citizens we ask that all who use our public address system do so in a civil
manner. Threatening or sexually derogatory language will not be tolerated
because it is not in the spirit of civility according to our mentor Wayne
Morse in who¹s name we dedicate our time.
          Due to our failure to secure all the Saturdays for the duration of
the Saturday Market this year we will not have the space for the next three
weeks(May 21, May 28, and June 4) however we expect to be back bigger and
better from June 11th through the rest of the year for at least every other
week. Come to listen, come to speak. Everyone is welcome. We believe this is
the way to build a town that is open, tolerant, kind, educated, aware and
all inclusive. These are the virtues that Wayne Morse stood for and that we
espouse.
          Many thanks to Cesar Gutierrez for donating the sound system, The
New Frontier Market at 8th and VanBuren, Sweet Life Patisserie on
Monroe(south of Seventh), Rising Moon Organics, Bing Bingham(long time
supporter and Chair Emeritus of the Wayne Morse Youth Program) and all the
wonderful people who help us set up and tear down out of the kindness of
their hearts. Thanks to those who throw their hard earned dollars and change
in our basket every week and last but not least to the many fine citizens
who use our PA to express their views and to those good folks who come to
listen.
          The Wayne Morse Youth Program sponsors the open mic at the Free
Speech Plaza on Saturdays between the hours of 10-3 in the spirit of Wayne
Morse with the firm belief that free expression breeds understanding. The
Wayne Morse Youth Program is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit. The Wayne Morse Youth
Program encourages our young citizens to develop occupational skills at an
early age. We can help build your portfolio and get you the tools and
experience necessary to become a self sufficient individual. Ask us how!
The Wayne Morse Program
935 W. 8th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon    97402
(541) 741-0209
G.V. Stathakis : Chair : morsenow@efn.org
D. Woods : Program Director



May 2nd, 2005

     A most heartfelt thanks to all who participated in another Saturday Free Speech event at the Wayne Morse Terrace.
We will be firing up the PA System at 10:00 AM and breaking down at 2:00 PM every Saturday so be there early to take
advantage of your constitutional right to free speech.  We chose to stop at 2 PM instead of 3 PM to accommodate the
drum circle, a gathering of improvisational drumming that has been a mainstay for many years at the Terrace, open to all
drummers in the community.

     Saturday, May 7th from 10 AM to 11 AM we want to do a little sing along with the kids (ages 2 - 10) in honor of Mothers Day.
We know it¹s kind of early but that is usually more of a problem for the adults than the little ones. We also bring toys for the kids
to play with, so please take advantage!

     We learn many things every time we host free speech in honor of the late Senator Morse. Senator Morse was an independent thinker,
always in tune with the rights bestowed by our Constitution upon all Americans no matter what their status or beliefs. He believed that
the Constitution not only protected the rights of the majority but that it also and specifically protects the rights and privacy of the
individual to be free from the oppression and harassment of the majority. In a civil society we are trying to learn to communicate
with each other in a way that respects each others beliefs. If we use use language in bad taste or in a threatening manner or if we
call each other by names that are disrespectful then we are no longer engaging in civil free speech. Most of the people who have
spoken at our Saturday event have been very kind in their discourse and even though they may slip up occasionally are most
gracious in correcting themselves and moving forward. Religion is an issue that can be very divisive especially when speakers
use it to cast dispersions on those who may not believe the same thing. The framers of our Constitution knew that even they,
who were in so much agreement with each other about the most important human issues, would never be able to agree on religion
so they separated church and state and agreed that you have the right to believe in any faith you choose, or not, and that right
must be equally protected under the law but we have no right to make laws based upon religion. Sure free speech means you can
say anything you want. Wayne Morse believed in these principles and was not afraid to speak frankly to the issues that affected
the people and the Constitution. We do ask, in the spirit of this great Statesman that we communicate with one another in a
courteous way. We hope to see you there.

    The Wayne Morse Youth Program sponsors the open mic at the Free Speech Plaza on Saturdays between the hours of 10-3 in
the spirit of Wayne Morse with the firm belief that free expression breeds understanding. The Wayne Morse Youth Program is a
501(c)3 Non-Profit. The Wayne Morse Youth Program encourages our young citizens to develop occupational skills at an early age.
We can help build your portfolio and get you the tools and experience necessary to become a self sufficient individual. Ask us how!

                      The Wayne Morse Program
                                    935 W. 8th Avenue
                               Eugene, Oregon    97402
                                      (541) 741-0209
                                      G.V. Stathakis : Chair : morsenow@efn.org

APRIL 25, 2005

Welcome to the Wayne Morse Youth Program.
As you know by now we are sponsoring Free Speech in the spirit of the late Senator
who believed that all issues should be on the table in a transparent, free and open,
civil society. We encourage all of our neighbors and especially the youth to give us
the insight we need to help us move peacefully into the future.  As we said in our last
release, rain or shine we¹d be there with our PA System.  We started off well and had a
good line of speakers and entertainment for a few hours and then the rain did a pretty
good job of depleting our citizenry. The equipment started getting wet and we had to
call it a day.  We¹ll do it again on April 30, same place, same time. We offer a special
invitation to our City Council, District Attorney, Police Chief, Mayor, Judges,
Commissioners and  other government and private movers and shakers
of our town to speak to the people in an open town forum.

Come and field some questions. Offer ideas.
Come mingle with wonderful and diverse entertainers, craftspeople, food vendors and shoppers at the Saturday Market.
Across the street the best and freshest produce in town can be purchased  at the Farmers Market, and of course our own
Market Place of Ideas is adjacent to both of these on 8th and Oak at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Terrace.

Come one, come all, all opinions are valued.

   ( The Wayne Morse Youth Program sponsors the open mic at the Free Speech Plaza on Saturdays
    between the hours of 11-3 in the spirit of Wayne Morse with the firm belief that free expression breeds
    understanding. The Wayne Morse Youth Program is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit. The Wayne Morse Youth Program
    encourages our young citizens to develop occupational skills at an early age. We can help build your portfolio
    and get you the tools and experience necessary to become a self sufficient individual. Ask us how! )

                            The Wayne Morse Program
                                    935 W. 8th Avenue
                               Eugene, Oregon    97402
                                      (541) 741-0209
                                      G.V. Stathakis : Chair : morsenow@efn.org
                                      D.C. Woods : Programs Director
 

    APRIL 11, 2005

Yes we believe Free Speech is a right granted to us all through our Constitution
and Saturday we enjoyed lively, passionate, sometimes humorous and artistic discussions
about local and global issues. Religion, Politics, Spirituality, Ethics and Humanity were all
discussed on this beautiful Saturday at the Terrace on 8th and Oak streets in Eugene, Oregon.

Among the hacky sackers, drums and digeridoo's many people of all ages and persuasions mingled in
harmony on this second fabulous Saturday Market of the year. Speakers took advantage our Free Speech
Public Announcements system to voice their opinions. On Saturday a beautiful 5 year old girl said ...
'We should be together, not apart'.  An older man made that case on a spiritual level.  Some told us
that religion had saved them while others claimed that religion is the problem. In many ways people
were really saying how different we are in what we believe and how similar we are in what we need.

The Wayne Morse Youth Program sponsors the open mic at the Free Speech Plaza on Saturdays
between the hours of 11-3 in the spirit of Wayne Morse with the firm belief that free expression breeds
understanding.  The Wayne Morse Youth Program is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit. It costs us about $50 bucks
a week out of pocket to provide this service so all donations would be greatly appreciated and are tax-
deductible. The Wayne Morse Youth Program encourages our young citizens to develop occupational
skills at an early age. We can help build your portfolio and get you the tools and experience necessary to
become a self sufficient individual.

Ask us how!

                                      The Wayne Morse Program
                                      935 W. 8th Avenue
                                      Eugene, Oregon    97402
                                      (541) 741-0209
                                      G.V. Stathakis : Chair : morsenow@efn.org
                                      D.C. Woods : Programs Director
 

    MARCH 13, 2005
 

A statue of the late Senator Wayne Morse was unveiled March 13th, 2005 at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza.
When the late Senator's daughter, Nancy Faye, saw the unveiling of her father's likeness, she said to the sculptor, 'You got it right!'
The sculptor, Gabriel Ponzanelli, replied to those around, 'She knows better than anyone here.'

The statue is now standing tall and can be seen at the Lane County Courthouse address of 125 E. Eighth Avenue, Eugene.
Senator Wayne Morse was born in 1900 in Verona, Wisconsin.  He moved to Eugene, Oregon in 1929.  While serving in the
U.S. Senate, he was known for his willingness to speak his truth and to allow others the same right.

On March 21st, the Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered the profession's highest honor, was awarded to Thom Mayne.
His firm, Morphosis, is the firm that designed, and is leading the construction of the Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse in
Eugene, Oregon.  The Pritzker Architecture prize has been called the Nobel Prize of Architecture.
The courthouse is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2006.

  Subject: Free Speech Plaza

March 15th was the official unveiling and dedication of the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, and Saturday, April 2nd the people officially put
the Plaza to its intended use. The first day of the Saturday Market was sunny, bustling with people of all ages and the Wayne Morse Youth Program had the honor of sponsoring the first of many free speech celebrations at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza at the Lane County Courthouse during the Saturday Market, in the spirit of the late great Senator. We had a people's dedication of the Free Speech Plaza that Senator Morse would have been proud of. Many people came to express themselves in a civil and truthful way. They came and spoke to issues that were important to them. They came to share the stage of community functionality and gave a multifaceted view of  opinion on various issues.

We invite you to join us in bringing new light to old and new issues.  No matter who you are or what color, culture, creed, sexual or
political persuasion, young and old, we want you to speak out.

Between the hours of 10 AM and 2 PM every Saturday  you will have the opportunity to use our PA system to address the issues closest to your heart. We ask that you join with us in exercising our most cherished constitutional right, Freedom of Speech. You don't have to speak, you can just come and enjoy the community of diverse opinions that grace the Plaza.  Read the stones, as they are bursting with insightful quotes from many wise and respected citizens, past and present. View the bronze statue of Senator Wayne Morse and learn more about this awesome statesman. Many thanks to the wonderful people who worked hard to bring the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza to fruition.

The Wayne Morse Youth Program is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-denominational, education program advocating for local youth.

Project Director, Dave Woods
Wayne Morse Youth Program
935 W. 8th Ave.
Eugene, Oregon 97402
541-741-0209


2004 News

Sharing a senatorial quote about peace from the late great Senator Wayne Morse :

'Peace can be won and maintained only if we convince freedom-loving people elsewhere in the world
that rule of reason, procedures of international justice, and the relinquishment of selfish interests,
must be substituted in the thinking of people everywhere for the emotional nationalism that still
dominates the world.'  - - Senator Wayne Morse

Here are other things Senator Wayne Morse said about peace ...

'So if you asked me, Wayne Morse, name the one thing in our country that you think will do more to strengthen
American foreign policy in the next half century, you might be surprised at my reply.  I would say, do something to protect the educational standard of American boys and girls. Do something to protect American brain power. Because the only sure and lasting defense of peace is a highly educated and enlightened citizenry.'

And another quote from the fiery Senator ...

'What has happened to us?  What  has produced the kind of national psychology we have in the United States today?  Are we surprised at all the criticism shot at us from around the world? Does it really come as any surprise that we are becoming the most feared country in the world? I don't care if people don't want to hear this - it's the truth! I sometimes wonder if I'm going at this a little too hard. But then I think of all the men and women who wish there was just one politician in Washington who would speak his mind and cast his vote honestly and freely with only his conscience to guide him. Maybe it's a bit brash to assume that I'm that man, but believe me, I'm trying to be.'

Historical Information at this time :
 

October 20, 2004 : Celebrating the Birth Day of a Senator of the People
The Wayne Morse Birthday Celebration

Dear Friends and Neighbors.

30 years after his passing, we are about to celebrate the 104th birthday of Wayne L. Morse.
The man who called Eugene, Oregon, his home. He is one of the most prominent and outspoken
advocates for the people that our nation has ever known. An icon of freedom, fairness, and civil liberties.
A statesman, a father, a farmer.  He is still honored today for his unyielding dedication to open clean
government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  That is why we honor him on Wednesday
October 20th at the Morse Commons University of Oregon School of Law at 15th and Agate in Eugene.
He was a plain spoken orator, an independent spirit, a constitutional scholar, and a populist who encouraged
and used dissent as an essential tool of democracy.  Wayne Morse is loved and respected as 'The Tiger of the Senate,'
'Mr. Education' and The Conscience of America'.  On his birthday we celebrate his life, his spirit, his wisdom and
his life long service of protecting our civil liberties and human rights. On this special day we ponder how the Senator
would react if he were faced with today's political atmosphere.  Wayne Morse was well known long before he
was elected to political office.  Respected for his strong moral character, fairness, and deep knowledge of
our constitution he was appointed by President Roosevelt to arbitrate crisis between labor and management.
The Senator was recognized internationally from the 1940's to the 1970's.  He exercised his influence on public
policy through his seat on the Foreign Relations Committee, his Chair on the Latin-American Affairs Committee
as well as his seat on the District of Columbia Committee.  His international expertise and grasp of global history
earned him accolades from nations throughout the world.  An enlightened man, Senator Morse understood that
our constitution demands that the direction our country takes must be based on a civilian order of law nationally
and internationally.  The positions he took indicate that quite vigorously. He hammered home his points on the
duties and limitations of government consistently by pointing out that 'Article 1, Section 8 vests the power to
declare war in the Congress, not in the Administration'.  He believed that our foreign policy should reflect the
'decency of the American people' and that we should be 'exporting bread and literacy rather than bullets and
bombs'. His statements that 'our money is making the oligarchs richer and the poor poorer', and that 'the
American flag should precede the dollar sign, not follow it,' are current and powerful and typical of his
timelessness. This is why we honor his birth and the reason the late Senators spirit will be celebrated
far into the future.  He is loved by many for his stand against corporate influences in public policy.
Nationally Wayne Morse was known as 'Mr. Education.'  A tireless activist for equal access to
quality education for all.  He said: 'The wealth of our nation is in our people not in our materialism'.
He said 'The keystone of the constitution is the Public Welfare Clause.'. All the positions he ever
conveyed prove beyond a doubt that he was a man of the people.  His dissent from
'Imperialistic Foreign Policy' was consistent with his dissent from domestic policy
if those policies did nothing to promote the public welfare. Wow!
What else can we say about this man? Plenty!
Four presidents appointed him to resolve labor/management conflicts and he had the
courage to disclose the unfair legal disparity between the worker and the powers of the corporations.
As Chair of the Senate Education Committee he worked with Education Committee of the House of
Representatives to pass all legislation for the New Frontier/Great Society 'War on Poverty.'

His record on equality for all Americans without regards to race, financial status, religion, or culture
is a shining example to be envied by anyone of moral conscience.  Before and after the Civil Rights Movement
he fought for equal distribution of the law.  Locally Wayne Morse is remembered as a populist and a fearless
champion of the people. He was born on a farm in Wisconsin on October 20 1900. Although  adopted by Oregon
he was a child of Wisconsin, and as such he was influenced by the  populism of 'Fighting Bob LaFollette', and
he referred to him throughout his life. Senator Morse lived as a farmer for most of his life, and a good farmer he was.
He loved and provided a healthy rural environment for his wife and daughters. He loved animals, growing food, and
attending to his farm. The Senator was active in local food co-operatives.  He competed in and won many prizes from
county fairs all over the state over several decades.  He prized his Blue Ribbons over many of his political awards.

Senator Morse tirelessly gave of himself for the benefit and welfare of the people of Oregon and the Nation.
He would travel great distances to stay in touch with the youth and the grass roots of Oregon.  He dissented
from public policy that 'sold out' the family farm to large corporate interests. The policies that Wayne Morse dissented
against during his terms in office are on the front burner of American politics today, just as he said they would be.
Months before an election that could have returned him to the Senate, Wayne Morse passed on from an illness that
could not divert him in his undying struggle for human rights. With that in mind we will gather at noon on October 20th
to invoke the spirit of the late, great Senator.  Please come and share this moment with us.   There will be a short invocation
by a representative of the Wayne Morse Youth Program.  We'll sing, 'Happy Birthday Dear Senator,' and we'll cut a delicious
cake donated by Sweet Life Patisserie.

IF YOU CAN'T BE THERE, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO RESPECT THE SENATOR IN YOUR OWN WAY.

G.V. Stathakis
Friend and driving companion of the late Senator
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
Date : April 7, 2004 : Time : 2 p.m.
Location : Go to the corner of 8th Ave. & Mill St., Eugene, Oregon.
GroundBreaking Announcement : Information Source : Register Guard Newspaper, 20040316 page D3.

For the Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse in Eugene, Oregon.

The U.S. General Services Administration will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new
Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse at 2 p.m. April 7 at the project site, Eighth Avenue and Mill Street.
Congressman Peter DeFazio and Eugene Mayor Jim Torrey will accompany representatives of the
General Services Administration, U.S. courts and the U.S. Justice Department in marking the
ceremonial start of the two year project.
J.E. Dunn-Northwest of Portland is the general contractor.
The DLR Group of Portland and mOrphosis of Santa Monica, Calif. are the architecture firms.
For more information, you are invited to call Peter Gray of General Services Administration,
at : 253-931-7356
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Also in the news :

Sedna has been discovered orbiting our sun beyond Pluto by a factor of two leaps in the solar electrons shell.
Sedna is Goddess of the Sea, and the object was found in November of 2003, and announced to the public
on March 15, 2004.



2003 News

This web site was posted on September 11, 2003.
At this time it is an ongoing creation with more information pages to come.

2002 News

The Wayne Morse Youth Program received attention in the news regarding its work.
http://www.eugeneweekly.com/archive/10_17_02/news.html#shorts7
[Last checked, link was not working.]
We send our thank you to Congressman Peter DeFazio for introducing legislation
to name the new Federal Courthouse in Eugene, Oregon for the late Senator
Wayne Lyman Morse.

March 20, 2002 WASHINGTON, DC
- Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) today announced that the House
                     Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
                     approved legislation to name the new federal
                     courthouse planned for Eugene, the Wayne Lyman
                     Morse United States Courthouse. DeFazio, a senior
                     member of the House Transportation and
                     Infrastructure Committee, introduced the legislation
                     last summer.

'Wayne Morse was a leader in Congress for two generations of Americans
                     and I believe the spirit of his representation could inspire future
                     generations,' said DeFazio. 'Naming the new federal courthouse in
                     Eugene will help remind us all of his unique spirit, integrity and independence.'
Full article is posted at : http://www.defazio.house.gov

We send our thank you on this day to Senator Wyden and Gordon Smith of Oregon
for their work honoring Senator Morse in September of 2001.

In the News :
The Senate passes legislation to name the new Federal courthouse in Eugene for the late
Oregon Senator Wayne Morse (S. 1270).
On July 30, 2001, Senator Wyden, along with the rest of the Oregon delegation, introduced legislation (S. 1270/H.R. 2672) to honor the memory of the late Sen. Wayne Morse by naming the new Eugene Federal Courthouse the Wayne Lyman Morse Federal Courthouse.
The courthouse is to be constructed at 8th Avenue and Mill Street in Eugene, Oregon.
On 11/01/2001, Wyden, along with Sen. Smith, announced the authorization of $4.4 million for construction of the new Federal courthouse in Eugene.
The funding was included in the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 2002 (H.R. 2590). H.R 2590 passed the Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote on 9/19/2001 and was enacted into law on 11/12/2001 (P.L. 107-67).
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