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TnE 3I0RXIXG OEEGOXIAX, MONDAY, XOVE3IBER 6, 1922
CONGRESS CLOCK AND MAN WHO KEEPS IT GOING.
Governorship Race Is Some
what in Doubt.
Control of Congress Will Be
, by Narrow Margin,
WOOLWINE WORKS HARD
Richardson Nevertheless Is Said
Have Better Chance
BY SHAD O. KRANTZ.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5. (Spe
cial.) It has been mighty hard for
tho folks who are interested in
politics to arouse much enthusiasm
over the individuals and the issues
involved in this campaign.
Despite the fact that more than
60 measures are to be voted upon
end a full state and congressional
ticket is to be elected, election day
approaches with no one unless it
be some of the candidates, them
selves very greatly excited.
One reason for "this is that the
results, as far as the .principal of
fices are concerned, are pretty well
discounted ' in advance. It Js cer-"
tain that Hiram Johnson will be
elected to succeed himself in the
United States senate and reasonably
certain that Friend W. Richardson,
the republican nominee, will be
chosen as governor. '
Woolwine Fighting? Hard.
Yet it js not so certain so far as
Richardson is concerned. Thomas
Lee Woolwine, his democratic op
ponent, has been making a hard
; campaign and really thinks he is
going to be elected. Some other
people are beginning to think so,
too, but the wise ones shake their
heads and insist that the fiery
southerner from Los Angeles county
has not much of a chance.
W.oolwine's only hope for the
election lies in the split in the re
publican organization that caused
Richardson, early In the campaign,
to break away from the republican
state committee and establish head
quarters of his own. But as the
" campaign wore on there was less
evidence of actual hostility between
Richardson and the rest of the re
publicans, and in the last few
weeks Richardson and State Chair
man Boynton have been saying some
very complimentary things about
each other. Richardson and Hiram
Johnson have appeared repeatedly
on the same platform together, each
urging support of the other. Could
anything be more harmonibus?
House-Cleaning la Promised.
; Earlier In the campaign quite a
-- few republicans openly denounced
JI Richardson for his refusal to accept
r Boynton as state chairman and for
J, his determination to run his own
campaign independent of the state
;J committee. A number of such re
j; publicans took the stump for Wool--!
wine, but they may have had other
reasons for not supporting Richard-i-t
eon. It must be remembered that
,-, Richardson won his nomination
' against Governor Stephens, the in
i cumbent, on an economy platform
J and on his promise to "clean house"
- at Sacramento. There are quite a
few faithful workers around the
state house who have no chance in
f the world to continue on the pay-
roll if Richardson goes into office,
and some of Woolwine's so-called
: ' republican support doubteless is in
Yi spired from that source.
Yet it is readily admitted that the
C split between Richardson and the
: state organization has not done
Rich.-.rdson any good, and Woolwine
f has been just smart enough to take
J advantage of the situation. He has
t '., developed considerable strength
J , here and may carry San Francisco,
j-' Paper Won Over.
: As evidence of the healing effects
of time, however, is the attitude of
the San Francisco Chronicle, the ac-
cepted local organ of the republican
i' leaders. When Richardson first de-
dared his intention of having noth
; ing to do with Boynton and the rest
of the state committee the Chronicle
criticised him quite severely. In
1 1 the last few weeks, however, the
Chronicle is out urging Richardson's
Richardson has the solid backing
. of the so-called-country newspapers,
and this was his principal element
of strength in the primaries. A
-great many demooratio papers
J' throughout the state are supporting
; the republican nominee. The only
V solid newspaper support that Wool-
wine has enlisted are the five
t Hearst papers. They are going down
2 the line for Woolwine and! Johnson.
JohnHon's Campaign Perfunctory.
", Senator Johnson has been making
a sort of perfunctory campaign, but
William J. Pearson, his democratic
t opponent, has been going at it re-
lentlessly every day. Pearson is a
. wealthy rice grower of Los Angeles
J county and promises to look after
the interests of the farmers and
fruit growers if sent to the senate.
F- The attitude of the Los Angeles
j limes traditional enemy of Sen
ator Johnson in the senatorial race
1 is interesting. After Johnson was
nominated the Times announced
that it would not oppose Johnson's
- election. It has kept that promise.
It has said little or nothing about
r -Johnson but it has given many
y columns of news several columns
' some days to the activities of
. Johnson's opponent, Pearson.
One issue that has given the
-voters something to think about
i and to argue about is the so-called
"water power amendment." In brief,
this measure, which is a proposed
amendment to the constitution
S would authorize the state to issue
J. J500.000.000 in bonds to acquire, de-
j' velop and operate the natural water
' powers of the state, with the object
of giving the people electric energy
i "at cost " .
. Radicals Back measure.
It is a collosal attempt at state
.: ownership of public utilities and
has the support of all the radicals
and socialists and a great many who
otherwise might not be included in
Vi;. -l i , t-,..j,,.
vj-Tittt uiaoB. rur iiittiaiiue, xvuaoipil
Tjpreckels, president of the First
National bank of San Francisco, and
Francis J. Heney of "graft prosecution'-
fame, have been going up and
down the state lecturing to the
people in favor of the bill. They
speak vaguely of a "water power
trust" and of the obstacles now in
the way of the fullest development
of California's wonderful power re
sources. As a matter of fact, California
ranks far ahead of most states in
the volume of hydro-elctrie power
developed under private ownership,
with careful state supervision.
Anyway, this is one of the big
issues of the campaign, if any issue
in a campaign as quiet as this one
has been, can be called "big."
Housing? Act Opposed.
The only other one ofthe numer
ous measures on the ballot that is
causing much of a stir is the state
housing act passed by the last
legislature and signed by the gover-
Photo copyright by Underwood.
GEORGE H. JOJfES AND ONE OF HIS TIMEPIECES.
Who has a more important job than the man who keeps the time for
congress? One minute's time makes all the difference in the world when
an all-important question is up before the law-making body, and George
H. Jones, the keeper of the clocks, sees to it that each one of the 125
timepieces in the capitol are exactly right. His watch is set right to
the second and he goes about daily checking up on each of the timepieces.
nor, and now submitted to the
voters by referendum.
The referendum was invoked by
the lumber and shingle manufac
turers of California on the ground
that the act, as passed, would ab
solutely prohibit the use of shingles
as roofing material anywhere in the
state And it probably would un
less the shingles first were treated
with some sort of "approved" fire
It is considered a severe blow
against the redwood and red cedar
shinglo industries and the lumber
and shingle folks, are working hard
to defeat the bill.
WILSON TO BE HONORED
FRIENDS AND ADMIRERS TO
Large Delegation Plans to Call
at Home in Washington on
Armistice Day. '
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
WASHINGTON. D. C., Nov. .6.
Friends and admirers of ex-President
Wilson are planning to remem
ber him again on Armistice day.'No
vember 11. Announcement was made
tonight by Mrs. Kate Trenholm
Abrams, who was id charge of the
Armistice day demonstration for the
ex-president last year, that a short
programme is being arranged to
start at 3 o'clock next Saturday
afternoon. Admirers and well-wishers
of Mr. Wilson will join the com
mittee in making a pilgrimage to his
home on S street that afternoon.
Henry Morgenthau of New York,
ex-United States ambassador to
Turkey, has accepted an invitation
from the committee to address Mr.
Wilson on behalf of the vis'tors.
Word has been received that a large
delegation of Baltimore and other
nearby residents will journey to
Washington to join the throng.
Last year on Armistice day several
thousand persons from Washington
and the various states went to the
Wilson home to pay their respects. .
RAILWAY WORKERS WARNED
NOT TO STRIKE.
Men Who Demand 4-Hour Day
Told They Must Stay on Job
2 H Times as Long.
TOKIO, Nov. 5. (By the Associ
ated Press.) Railroad workers who
threatened to strike because they
were not beiag regularly paid have
been notified that the Chita govern
ment would take immediate steps to
bring them to their senses, accord
ing to word received here today
from Vladivostok. ,
Railroad wages' have been fixed
by the Chita government at 50 rou
bles, a reduction from 200 to 40i)
roubles as previously paid. How
ever, the government promises to
compensate the workers by fixing
the prices of provisions at one-third
the previous cost.
The Chita government has started
a campaign to bring order out of
chaos, it is reported. Workmen who
demanded a four-hour day were told
that manual laborers must work ten
hours a day, while brain workers
wty be permitted to limit their work
to oniy eignt nours.
The needless sufferings '
in the slaughter-houses of
the United States outweigh
all the other sufferings of
thege animals combined.
For further Information address
FRANCIS H. ROWLEY,
President, Massachusetts So
ciety for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals, 180 Long
wood Avenue, Boston, 17,
COLUMBIA BUTTLE HOT
ANIMOSITY OVER ELECTION
GROWS IN COUNTY.
Contest Between A. E. Veatch and
Sherman Miles tor Repre
RAINIER, Or., Nov. 5. (Special.)
The political situation in Colum
bia county was never in such a
chaotic state as on the eve of elec
tion. The great battle in Columbia
county has been between A. E.
Veatch, Rainier newspaperman, re
publican nominee for representative,
and Sherman Miles, St. Helens, the
democratic nominee and incumbent.
Clatskanie has been a veritable
battleground for the past ten days.
The battle for the close of the
campaign assumed a sensational
nature when in last week's St.
Helens Mist the republican county
chairman, over his signature, in
dorsed the candidacy of Miles. The
chairman had worked for the en
tire ticket and only two days before
the article appeared had assured
Veatch that "everything was all
The county chairman, Charles
Graham, is in partnership in the
banking business with Miles. The
action of Graham has caused con
siderable censure . among repub
licans, as Veatch has loyally sup
ported the republican ticket as a
whole, and has made a clean cam.--paign
with every prospect of
proving a winner tomorrow. Veatch
declares that the utter lack of
loyalty and the utter inactivity of
Graham in the position of county
chairman calls for his removal from
office and that he understands a
meeting of the county central com
mittee win be called for that our
pose as soon as the election is over
it nas oeen explained by prominen
oi. tteiens republicans that a. -v,-
tain clique" in St.- Helens is wok
ing together and that illAV hsva
found som6 such move necessary if
Miles is to be elected. j
The action of McCormick and
ijranam caused a sensation' in St.
Helens, where there ar. many
political hypocrisy. ,
Mr. McArthur is a tireless worker for Oregon. . He is responsible
for the legislation establishing a naval base at Astoria, and he and
his Oregon Colleagues have secured large appropriations for river
and harbor improvements and other federal projects in Oregon.
Oregon will soon be asking for larger federal appropriations
possibly for a building and exhibit at the 1927 exposition. Oregon's
veteran Republican delegation will be able to get these appropria
tions where new and untried men on the minority side would fail.
"Don't swap horses in the middle of a stream."
A vote for Mr. McArthur is a vote f r a fearless, capable repre-.
sentative, who has risen to a position of influence in the House and
who is rendering real service to his state and country.
Republican Congressional Campaign Committee
1207 Y eon Bldg., Portland, Oregon
BOURBONS CLAIM HOUSE
Analysis of Situation Upon Eve of
Election Shows Probable
Gains by Democrat's.
BY ARTHUR SEARS HENNTNG.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
, CHICAGO, Nov. - 5. Republican
victory by a comparatively narrow
margin is the prospect in the con
gressional election next Tuesday.
The senate in the next congress,
31 of whose nrembers will be elected
Tuesday, will continue to be con
trolled by the republicans by a ma
jority not far from the present ma
jority of 24. "It might fall to 20 or
go up to 2S.
A- republican majority in the
house, though only a small fraction
of the present republican margin of
169, appears to be a reasonable cer
tainty in the light of a careful sur
vey of the conditions in all states. A
conservative estimate places the ma
jority at 25 or 30. .
Democrats Claim House.
Canvass of the situation in every
district, checked in comparison with
the information at republican and
democratic headquarters, gives the
republicans a minimum of 218 seats,
tire democrats a minimum of 174 and
43 in doubt. If the parties should
break anywhere near even in the
results in these close districts the
republicans would have a majority
in the neighborhood of 40.
The republican managers are
claiming a majority of from 30 to
60. The democrats are confident of
capturing the house by a narrow
margin, but the detailed figures on
which their claim is based show a
maximum gain of oniy 75 of the 85
seats they need to obtain a bare ma
jority. If the democrats do not do
better than their own figures indi
cate the republicans will have a ma
jority of not less than 20.
Situation Is Analyzed.
Here is an analysis of the situa
tlon in the contests in each state for
seats in the house:
Sttte. Rep- Dera. ful.
Mary'and . . 3
Michigan . , 12
New HftmDssid...., 1
Totals 7. 218. 174 43
Senate Situation Stand-off.
The democrats have an excellent
prospect of winning two senate seats
now held by republicans. They are
practically sure of gaining a seat
tijt- ..... . . .
Now To r- Z3
Norths 1 3
OklalJ V 1
Ores 1 2
Pen I 2
Rh.f f 3
II f 2
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A REAL CONGRESSMAN
-Oregon Representative Ranks
' High at Washington, Does
Effective Work for State
In official circles at Washington,
Representative C. N. McArthur is
recognized as a man of ability, courage
and industry. He has consistently
supported sanely progressive legisla
tion, but has opposed demagogy and
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There are, however, six states in
which democratic senate eeats are
in danger. They are Montana, Ne
braska, New Mexico, Rhode Island,
Utah and Wyoming. A close Result
is looked for. in each of these states
and republican chances of winning
three or four of them are unusually
Outside of these debatable states
the parties seem pretty well as
sured of holding their lines intact in
the senate, while the republicans
are due to yield back . throughout
the 'country the approximately 100
normally democratic - house seats
they carried in the Harding land
slide in 1920.
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