Why doesn’t GFU celebrate Labor Day?

To the editor:

According to the US Department of Labor, Labor Day is “a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”

As such, Labor Day was celebrated nationwide Sept. 2. Government offices, post offices, and, chances are your doctor’s office, were closed. Flags flew downtown. Sept. 11 letters to th editor

But one local institution was conspicuous by its lack of observance of this holiday and, no, I don’t mean Fred Meyer. George Fox University’s Newberg campus was open and held classes.

How, may I ask, can this nationally recognized “Best in the West” institute of higher learning not pause to consider the contributions of the very people who keep the campus running smoothly?

What is the lesson in this?

Rick Rogers, Newberg

Drive-in should mix up its offerings

To the editor:

I agree that the Cameo Theater and the 99W Drive-In Theater need to go digital in order to remain viable in today’s market, but until then, perhaps old black and white foreign 35 mm films could be shown once in a while?

I know there is not a huge market for it, but students would come from Portland. Imagine seeing an old restored 35mm print of Fellini’s “La Strada” or “8 1/2” on a huge drive-in screen on a late summer evening?

Laura Krumholz, Newberg

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