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April 29, 1920
ON THE POLITICAL HORIZON ]
A view of the national field gives ' whether he should hold to the end of
no indication of marked advantage ! the governorship term or the office be
gained by any of the candidates. All filled at the next following election.
are developing strength and support. The state supreme court decided that
When General Wood cut oif his cam Olcott should hold to the end of the
paign tour to report for duty when term which leaves the office of sec
the strike situation was threatening retary of state to be filled at the
some of the foreign language news coming election. There are several
papers came out with the announce | aspirants from different parts of the
ment that he was out of the race, state and the contest for the nomina
which is a fair example of the un tion shows signs of warming up.
worthiness of an element of the Fred Lockley, the wellknown news
foreign language press—lending itself paper man has shied his chapeau into
to deception and cheap political the ring. Sam Koser, acting secre
trickery. Johnson is showing some tary of state, is a candidate for the
strength in the East as well as the office. Henry J. Schulderman, state
West. Senator Poindexter is coming corporation commissioner is also an
to Oregon soon, so his private sec aspirant to the position.
retary announces, and will make a
Fred G. Buchtel, chairman of the
vigorous campaign in this state. Public Service Commission of Oregon,
Herbert Hoover, through the efforts is a candidate to succeed himself on
of his local campaign manager 0. C. the board, on the slogan of construc
Leiter, is developing support that may tive business administration in the
be an influential factor for the former public’s interest. Among the achieve
ments of Mr. Buchtel’s administration
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are the adjustment of apple rates,
Present indications are that the resulting in a saving of more than a
PLATFORM—My Record as contest for United States senator quarter of a million dollars to the
eventually take first place in fruit industry; a reduction of the
Constable your Guaranty for will
point of interest. In the Republican rates on road building materials, net
primaries, Robert Stanfield, known all ting a saving to the state in its road
along the line as "Bob”, is fast com building program of more than
Paid Advertising by John Johnson. ing to be called “Fighting Bob” Stan $100,000; and thé elimination of
field, appears to have practically a many dangerous grade crossings and
clear field for the nomination. Bob campaign to minimize traffic hazards.
was formerly a resident of the eastern Mr. Buchtel’s activities for more cars
part of the state but is now a resident for Oregon’s industries and lumber
of Portland. An apponent, hailing shippers brought beneficial results
from the southern part of the state, and the recent victory for the people
is reported in the field, but in the Pacific Telephone and Tele
seers say that his chances are not graph Company ease resulted not
such as to cause concern at this time. only in a marked reduction of the
What the future will bring is, Burleson telephone rates, and the
of course, another thing. Mr. Stan elimination of toll charges at many
field is one of the successful busi points, but in a refund of approxi
ness men of the state. He was a can mately $150,000 to patrons of the
didate before the Oregon electorate company.
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two years ago when Mr. McNary, our
In county politics interest centers
junior senator, demonstrated his
popularity, by being nominated and on the offices of sheriff and district
Mr. Stan attorney. The contest for sheriff
field’s frank and open methods of gives strong indications of narrow
campaigning and the loyal spirit he ing down between Mark W. Peterson,
showed at the close of the Primary, who has served two terms as con
which prompted him to give his op stable, and the present incumbent,
ponent active and effectual support Thos. M. Hurlburt, who is standing
in the campaign, gained for him the for the third consecutive term. Other
admiration of McNary’s-friends, who contestants for the Republican nomi
nation are John E. Cullison and P. J.
now are rallying to his standard.
The Democratic contest for the Simmons.
For district attorney Walter Evans
senatorial nomination will probably
bring out more of a display of fire is out for re-election on his record.
works. Our stalwart senior senator, Judge John McCourt, who was
Geo. E. Chamberlain is seeking re appointed to the bench in Depart
election and a split has developed in ment 6 of the circuit court of Mult
Now Presiding Judge
the Democratic camp. The disaffect nomah county on the death of Judge
ed element headed by some of the C. U. Gantenbein last winter is in the
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE most prominent democrats in the race for nomination at the primary
state and county are openly cam election.
His opponent is Boon
paigning for Mr. Starkweather, Cason, a member of the local bar.
asserting that he more truly repre In Department 1 of the District
sents the Oregon Democracy. It will Court there are five candidates, Jas.
be interesting to watch the progress F. Alexander, an ex-service man, is
of events, but eventually the contest making a vigorous campaign. Among
DEPARTMENT NO. 6
for the United States senatorship his four competitors, is Judge J. W.
will, in all probability, be between Bell, who has held the judgeship two
“Bob" Stanfield and Chamberlain or terms.
In Department 2, where Judge Jos.
Congressman C. N. (Pat) McArthur H. Jones now holds court, two ambi
is a candidate for re-election and will tious and rising young attorneys are
opposed at the primaries by making a vigorous canvass, Richard
Eugene Smith, who claims labor H. Deich and F. G. McDougal. In
support, and Tom Sweeney, a war this particular department there is
and Savings Accounts
veteran who anticipates the support a pronounced public sentiment that
of ex-service men, as he has pledged the voters will make a change.
A Bank for everybody
himself to support the interests of his
Martin W. Hawkins, a worthy
compatriots on legislation pending in young service man who was appointed
BROADWAY and STARK
Congress. The democrats have the to the Judgship by the Governor, is
opportunity of presenting a woman standing for re-election. His . oppo
for this important position,. Dr. nent is W. B. Kauffman.
Esther Pohl Lovejoy being an aspi There are five contending for the
rant. Dr. Lovejoy saw war service nomination for county commissioner
in France with the Red Cross.
on the republican ticket. A. A. Muck,
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incumbent, is contending for re
When the death of Governor Withy- election. He has strong opposition
combe last year brought Secretary of in E. N. Wheeler, a business man of
220 Third Street
State Ben W. Olcott- to the guberna the highest repute, and Chas. S.
Corner of Salmon
chair the question . arose Rudeen, John E. Kelly and G. B.
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Mark W. Peterson
Holman Undertaking Co,
DEPARTMENT No. 6
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