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THE 'HORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1920
SAM KOZER NAMED
Governor Appoints Leading
Candidate at Primary.
ness men have been informed of the
picnic and 4arbecue that will be held
on the banks of the main canal that
forms the boundary between the
Boardman and John Day districts. The
John Day irrigation project has been
designed to bring 300,000 acres of land
under water. Referring to this, the
letter to Portland men said:
"Do you know that the John Day
project contains 300.000 acres and that
it borders the Columbia river from
Arlington to Umatilla, no point more
than 16 miles back from the river?
Do you know what the Yakima proj
ect produces each year? Do you realize
what a developed John Day uroject
means to Portland? If you don't, come
and see what a bunch of shoe-string
homesteaders have done to a desert in
APPOINTEE IS PRAISED
STUDENT BODY INSTALLS I
PHILOMATH COLLEGE T". M.
A. AXD Y. W. C. A. ELECT.
Qualifications for Office Are De
clared to Be XJnexceededby Any
Person in State.
S.iEM, Or., May 27. (Special.)
Sam A. Kozer, nominated at last Fri
day's republican primary election for
the office of secretary of state, today
was appointed to that position follow
ing the resignation of Governor Q
cott as secretary of state. Mr. Olcott
had held the office of secretary of
state since April 17, 1911, and re
signed immediately following his re
turn here today from California.
"It gives me extreme pleasure to
make this appointment," said Gov
ernor Olcott. "I am satisfied there is
no man in the state better qualified
for the office than Mr. Kozer, and that
the people of the state feel the eame
way was amply evidenced by their
votes in the republican primaries. Mr.
Kozcr's most efficient work in the
secretary of state's office for many
years has been Justly rewarded by
his nomination, which means his
Appointment Previously Considered.
"Before the supreme court decision
was handed down a few months age,
it had been in my mind to appoint
Mr. Kozer in event the decision made
it possible for me to resign as secre
tary of state, but I did not make the
appointment, after due deliberation,
because I desired to leave the field
clear to all candidates. I later, how
ever, announced that I would appoint
whoever chanced to be the republican
nominee. Mr. Kozer's vote is so de
cisive there is no question as to the
outcome and no necessity for await
ing the official count of the ballots."
Atr. Kozer was born at West Hill,
Pennsylvania, October 19, 1871, and
received his early education in the
schools of that state. He graduated
from the schools of Steelton, Penn.,
with the class of 188S when about 16
years of age. During his school days
lie sold papers on the streets and did
odd jobs to help defray the cost of
his education. After his graduation
from school, Mr. Kozer accepted em
ployment in a foundry, first doing
manual labor and later being ad
vanced to a position in the chemical
laboratory of the plant.
Position Held at Astoria.
In June, 1S90, Mr. Kozer came to
Oregon and accepted a position on a
farm near Gearhart. On February,
1891. he obtained a clerical position
in the office of F. I. Dunbar, county
recorder at Astoria, and for six years
thereafter was employed in the vari
ous county offices of Clatsop county
and in the offices of the Astoria
Abstract. Title and Trust company.
On April 1, 1897. Mr. Kozer accepted
a position as bookkeeper with Itoss
HiKgins & Co., at Astoria. There he
remained until January 9, 1899. when
ho entered upon his duties as auditing
clerk in tlio offices of the secretary
of state. When Mr. Dunbar was
elected secretary of state, Mr. Kozer
was retained in the office, ana" upon
the subsequent election of Frank V.
Pcn.son he was advanced to chief clerk
of the state department.
Mr. Kozer continued to serve in
this capacity until March 1, 1909,
when Mr. Benson, by virtue of his
succession to governor, appointed
him state insurance commissioner.
During his service at the head of the
insurance department Mr. Kozer
sponsored the enactment of consider
able beneficial legislation and placed
the office on a high plane of ef
ficiency. Dcpnyahip Later Accepted.
Mr. Kozer later resigned as insur
ance commissioner and accepted the
position of deputy secretary of state
under Ben W. Olcott, who was ap
pointed secretary of state following
the death of Mr. Benson. Mr. Kozer
continued to serve in this capacity
until his Appointment as secretary of
Mr. Kozer has the distinction of
being the first insurance commissioner
of Oregon, first deputy secretary of
state and the first deputy secretary
of state appointed to the office of
secretary of state.
It is probable that Mr. Kozer will
qualify sometime tomorrow, accord
ing to his present plans. Later he
will make a visit to the several state
institutions in order that he may be-
como more familiar with their needs
and thereby place himself in a po
sition to be more helpful as a mem
ber of the board of control.
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Sam A. Koxer, appointed sec re
tary of state for Oregon yes
Officers Hope to Attend Confer-
ence City Has Cleanup Day,
With Pupils Helping.
PHILOMATH, Or.. May 27. (Spe
cial.) At the. college chapel Tuesday
morning- the following officers of the
PtHlomath college student body were
installed: President, Mrs. Ruthoriel
Garver, " Portland; vice-president,
Everett Hazen, The Dalles; secretary.
ii-lia Berreman, Philomath; treasurer,
Harold Garver, Portland.
The following officers of the Tonus
Men's Christian association have been
chosen for the coming year: President
Joel Berreman, Philomath; vice-presi
dent. Everett Hazen, The Dalles: sec
retary-treasurer, Malcolm Epley, Phil
The new president and four or five
of the members hope to attend the
Young- Men's Christian association
conference to be held at . Seabeck
Wash., in June.
lne Young Women s Christian as
sociation has elected the following
officers: President, Frances Emerick:
vice-president, Willetta Goder, both
of Philomath; secretary. Bertha Katz
enberger; treasurer, Beth Katzenber-
ger, both of Elbertpn, Wash.
The new president expects to at
tend the Young Women's Christian as
sociation conference at Seabeck,
Wash., in September.
Today was "Cleanup day" at Philo
math. From 10 A. M. to 3 P. M. the
citizens of the town cleaned up the
old camp ground to put it in shape
for an auto park for the convenience
of tourists. From 10 till 12 the stu
dents cleaned up the college and
grounds and in the afternoon joined
in the cleanup at the auto park.
three years' time. The invitation is
ARID LANDS PLAN URGED
ATTEMPT 3LADE TO INTEREST
Delegates Will Meet in Tacoma to
Take Up Question of Holding
Congress in Seattle.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 27. (Spe
cial.) A sub-coinmittee representa
tive of the joint committee appointed
by Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and
Spokane chambers of commerce will
visit Boise, Salt bake and Helena to
interest the officials of Idaho, Utah
and Montana in the proposed irriga
tion and development congress to be
held in Seattle September 13 and 14
in the interest of the plan to develop
the arid lands of the Pacific north
west and particularly the Columbia
basin project, it was announced at the
state development bureau of the
chamber of commerce yesterday.
This decision has been reached fol-
ilowing an expression from the cham
bers of four Pacific northwest cities
now actively at work on the plan.
John Barton Payne, secretary of the
interior, and E. T. Meredith, secre
tary of agriculture, will receive in
vitations this week to attend the congress.
Representatives of Spokane, Seattle
and Portland will attend a meeting
to be held in Tacoma this week at
which the matter of holding a con
gress in Seattle and joint discussion
of the Columbia basin project will be
'An intense spirit of friendly in
terest, of desire to co-operate in all
projects which are of mutual interest
meetings of the committees the joint
meetings of the committees, and this
spirit is shown through all the nego
tiations." says a statement of the
state development bureau of the
J. W. COCHRAN1 TO BE DEPUTY
Appointment of Newspaperman to
Be Made Today.
John W. Cochran will be appointed
oeputy secretary of state by Secre
tary of State Kozer today, according
to word received from Salem yester
day noon. Mr. Kozer was made sec
retary of state by Governor Olcott,
and shortly afterward it became
known that he had selected as his
chief assistant Mr. Cochran, a well
known newspaperman, who is also
secretary or tne republican state cen
tral committee and a Spanish-Amer
lean war veteran.
Mr. Cochran was born in Kansas,
but has been a resident of Oregon
since 1S91. He was educated in the
Salem public schools and at the Wil
lamette university. He began news
paper worlc on the Salem Journal in
1S94; managed the Oregon City Enter
prise from 1903 to 1907. With the
exception of four years when he
served as a deputy county cleric for
Multnomah county, he was a reporter
on The Oregonian from 1907 to 1918.
Mr. Cochran was elected secretary
f the republican state central com
mittee In 1918 and assisted in the
.campaign in which the late Governor
Wlthycombe was re-elected and
United States Senator McN'ary was
elected. For five sessions of the leg
islature Mr. Cochran was chief clerk
of the Oregon state senate.
JURY ACQUITS HARTH
Farmer. 7 0, Found "Sot Guilty of
THE DALLES, Or.. May 27. (Spe
cial.) The jury, after deliberating1
four hours last night, decided that
George A. Harth, formerly of Tygrh
valley, was not guilty or having com
mitted a statutory offense against
Mrs. Ida Collins and that he should
not pay $25,000 or any part thereof to
her as damages. Mr. Harth is
Appeal may he taken and there may
be request made for change of venue,
The case just tried was brought by
Arthur A. Collins, husband of the
woman in the affair.
Madonna of the Screen, in
"Dollars and the Woman"
By Albert Payson rhune
Miners Accept Wilson. Offer.
WILKESBARRE, Pa.. May 27.
The offer of President Wilson to ap
point a commission to arbitrate the
anthracite wage dispute was ac
cepted here today by an overwhelm
ing vote of the tri-district conven
tion of hard-coal miners.
LAST TIMES TODAY,
Rr7ant W nnrii
WASHBIIIN AND HAWL.KY
MRS. TKNPLE'8 TELHWUM.
The Menage That Nearly
Wrecked a Community
DAMAGED STORES CLOSE
No Business to Be Done Until In
surance Question Is Settled.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho. May 27.
(Special.) Wright's, the United Stores
and the Sallady Hardware company,
local stores damaged in the recent
fire, have closed their doors to busi
ness and will remain closed until
pending negotiations with the insur
ance companies are ended. Water
still i dripping from the ceilings.
but every measure is being taken to
save as much of the stock as possible.
The offices on the second floor, few
of which were insured, will be rebuilt,
it is understood.
Oh! How She Can Dance!
CLAD ONLY IN YOUTHFUL INNOCENCE,
TROPICAL GRASSES, LEAF OF THE FIG AND
BEADS FOR ADORNMENT THIS LITTLE MIX
TURE OF FRENCH, JAVA AND SHIMMIE
UNEQUAL PARTS SURE TURNED THE
ISLAND INTO A SCENE OF SEETHING CON
QUEST FOR HER HEART AND HAND AND
Oh! Yes, the Cocoanuts
Even Fell for Her
--a sale that makes good
is a real clothing sale!
This sale is making good
with the men and boys of
Portland and with. the
wives and mothers who
buy for them !
The sacrifice of profit on
an entire stock of suits
some of the best clothes
made in America has
compelled tremendous buy
ing and, although this is the
second week of the sale, the
interest in it continues.
You save twenty per cent,
and more in most cases, on
men's, young men's and
boys' suits and every suit
in my store is included !
For your own profit
surely not for my own I
urge you to buy clothes now
while the clothes are here
to buy while the prices
off er .you such possibilities !
Again I repeat it, earnest
ly and sincerely: THIS IS
A REAL CLOTHING
Reductions on Suits for
Men and Young Men
Including Hickey-Freeman. Skolny, 1, System
$40 and $45 Suits $30
$50 and $60 Suits $40
$65 and $70 Suits $50
$75 and $80 Suits $60
Reductions on Boys'
With one and two pairs of "knickerbockers"
All $15.00 Suits at $9.65
$16.50-$18 Suits $13.65
Reductions on Suits for
All Suits up to $7.50 re- 6 A j
All Suits up to $10 re-Jrr QC
duced to 4 .OO
All Suits up to ?15 re-Jf r
duced to Cpi.DO
All Suits up to $20 i q Of
reduced to P JL OaOO
Men's Colossal Shirt Sale
Regular $3.50 and $4.00 An yip
Regular $5.00 and $6.00 ! q or;
Regular $7.50 and $8.50 f A o
BEN SELLING Morrison at Fourth
Change on the Spokane Line of the
North Bank Itoad.
Effective Sunday, May 30, the S. P.
& S. Ry. will add new train service
and. change schedules to Spokane and
the east as outlined in display ad
vertisement elsewhere in this issue.
3tarine Officer Is Accused.
THE DALLES, Or.. May 27 (Spe
cial.) P. S. Williamson, local marine
recruiting" officer, was arrested here
late last night by Sheriff Levi Chris
man charged with statutory offense
against Miss Eva Miller of this city
The girl prefers the charges. Many
peculiar circumstances surround the
case. Preliminary hearing will be held
JOHN DAY BARBECUE DUE
Portland Business Men Invited to
If Portland is not well represented
at Boardman. Umatilla county, at the
biff John Day project barbecue that
is to be provided for their visitors
next Monday by the live citizens of
that section, it will not be the fault
of the Boardman commercial club. In
a cleverly, written letter to Portland I
business men. the attendance of these
leaders in trade has been invited, and
in an accompanying poster the buai-
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so the Cheney
gives back the
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singer the tone
of violin or other
Cheney is un
like the ordinary phonograph. It is
built like a violin and embodies the
old principles of pipe organ construc
tion. If you expect to buy a phono
graph you must hear the Cheney.
Come in Hear and Be Convinced
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