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THE MolfATXG OREGON IAN', MONDAY, NOVEMBER G, 1922
The republicans who sign this address are concerned over two things: The effect of the
election in Oregon on the state's reputation, and its effect on internal economies.
Oregon has gone democratic heretofore, in the sense that it has elected democratic gov
ernors and a democratic United States senator. The state survived and its people are not
. But the election of Walter M. Pierce as governor would not be passed by with the sim
ple statement that Oregon had gone democratic. -
The' Nonpartisan League, that blight of North Dakota, with which Walter M. Pierce has
flirted, would claim a victory in Oregon.
The Socialists, whom he served by introducing a bill for sovietizing employment for
the giving of jobs to all comers at the expense of the taxpayers would claim Oregon.
The Ku Klux Klan, whose favor he obtained by declaring his sympathy with the school
.monopoly bill, would claim Oregon.
Read, Think and Heed
We do not, fellow citizens, tell you that the election of Mr. Pierce would be in fact a
victory for the Nonpartisan League, the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialists, the I. W. W. and the
Bolsheviki. But we do say, and we say it with emphasis, that whatever the true signifi
cance of Mr. Pierce's election, should that disaster overtake us, his, election would provide
because of his questionable affiliations, his radical speech, and his unguarded conduct, a
plausible excuse for wild tales and wilder claims that would belittle Oregon's reputation for
As men who desire to be known as faithful, loyal citizens, as men who are in position to
observe the hesitant expressions, the concerned looks of inquiry, already directed toward this
state as an outgrowth of the campaign, we would impress upon all voters the gravity of the
situation that confronts Oregon.
This appeal is not reserved for republicans. Let those democrats who are devoted, to
Oregon's welfare and Oregon's good name not aid in inflicting this blow upon the state. Let
democrats recall that Mr. Pierce is not a steadfast democrat, that he does not believe in party,
and that he has assumed the party label only as a convenience to the fulfilment of his own
Read, Think and Heed
We invite you to contrast the two candidates for governor, Ben W. Olcott and Walter
Walter M. Pierce is a man of wealth. He laid the foundation for his present large for
tune as a county clerk in the days of the unbridled, extravagant fee system.
He later added to the security of his fortune by obtaining special favors from the state
land board, then headed by a democrat. These favors were in the form of loans from the
school fund six times the volume that the small and uninfluential farmer could borrow.
He has served in four sessions, of the legislature and his record is an almost unbroken one
of approval of salary increases, new millage taxes and appropriations, all of which have done
so much to make the tax load upon farms and homes almost unbearable.
During his campaign, a natural talent for acting has enabled him by dramatic gestures
seemingly to promise things which he did not in fact promise and which no man on earth
could singly do.
His speeches have been a constant procession of misleading figures. He has grossly mis
stated the cost of state government. He has grossly misstated the proportion of the taxes
that farmers pay; he has grossly misstated the amount of money in banks; he has grossly
misstated the supervisory cost of building state roads; he. has grossly misstated the com
parative cost of roads in Oregon and Washington ; he has grossly misrepresented the compar
ative costs of state government in Oregon and other states; he has grossly misquoted his
opponent's position as to high taxes; he has grossly misrepresented that his opponent was
largely responsible for taxes voted by the people themselves ; he has grossly misrepresented
that his opponent was not in favor of lower taxes.
No mean exaggeration, no false innuendo, no untruthful implication has been deemed
unworthy of use in his campaign for votes. Sf'v
Read, Think and Heed ,
V Ben W. Olcott has been your secretary of state, and for three years has been your governor.
He is not a man of wealth. If he is not elected he will have to hunt a job that he may support his
family. This is not a bid for your sympathy, but to point out to you, fellow citizens, that when Ben Olcott
had the opportunity legally to feather his nest by taking two salaries, when he was both secretary of state
and governor when he had a chance legally to pad his fortune with public funds as Walter Pierce did
in a different way, Ben Olcott accepted only what he earned no more.
Ben Olcott longer than two years ago recognized the imperative need for reduction in cost of govern
ment and for an equalization of the sources of tax revenues.
He asked of and obtained from the legislature the authority and the money to carry out his plans for
He appointed a commission, of which Walter M. Pierce was one of the members, and Walter M. Pierce
promptly injected his political ambitions Into the work of that commission and made it impossible for it to
conduct a full series of orderly public hearings in the state.
Walter M. Pierce, after having been given this position of trust by Governor Olcott, diverted the
incomplete information he obtained as such public official to his own political ends, claimed for himself the
issue that Olcott had raised, and turned against the governor who had thus honored him, charging him with
extravagance and disinclination to solve the tax problem.
Ben Olcott is the antithesis of his opponent. He is never blatant. He is not an actor. He is incapable
of dissembling. He is not wealthy. He has never profited from public office. He is not talkative. He is
a modest, prudent business man, such as you would freely trust with your own private affairs if you
needed sound judgment and efficiency. AND HE NEVER DOUBLE-CROSSED A PERSON IN HIS LIFE.
If there is any tax reform it will be based on the detailed report, yet to be prepared, of the commission
Ben Olcott appointed. The legislature of this state, the people who have the referendum as a reserve power,
will not submit to indiscriminate, unintelligent assaults upon sound principles of taxation, no matter how
radical or impulsive or dramatic the next governor may be.
Read, Think and' Heed
We appeal to you not to be swayed by the political tactics that swayed so many in the day of greenback
ism and in the later day of populism, to their everlasting shame and discomfiture.
, We appeal to all citizens, regardless of party, to reaffirm this state's immunity from the virus of radicalism.
' Radicalism has reared its head in Oregon. It has voiced itself in a revival of the time-rejected doctrines
that the state is the proper keeper of the religion of the individual; that the majority's creed is the divine
creed; that the child belongs not to the parent but to the state.
It has reared its head in the doctrine that there is a distinction in the quality of Americanism defined
by race, or color, or religion, or piace of birth.
Passions, heretofore subconscious, have been brought into active being. Thoughts men once rejected
as unworthy' have been revived by the precept given by unscrupulous aspirants for place and power. Men
have been impressed into alliance with strange gods by the mystery of sheeted figures and flaming crosses.
It is time for all sane men to come to the aid of sane government.
Trust the. men who have been honest with you in the past.
Beware of him who demands office as a reward for sudden reformation.
Beware of those who have wronged you in the pa st and now come asking your favor with oily promises.
Who are these- who say they speak for brotherho ods and demand your allegiance to candidates of their
Did you ever hear of them before this campaign?
Who are they? .
Read, Think and Heed
OREGON TAX LEAGUE,
j By S. B. Cobb, President..
Ben Selling, Portland.
E. D. Cuslck, Albany.
T. T. Geer, Portland.
Paul Wallace, Salem.
W. S. Bowers, Baker.
W. E. Dennis, Carleton.
Robert W. Sawyer, HeiiU.
Paid Advertisement by Oregon Tax League. Yeon Bldg., Portland, Or.
ESTITE LI IS TARGET
WIDOWS UNFAIRLY TREATED,
SAYS JUDGE GATEXS.
Gatena was appointed to the circuit
court by Governor Chamberlain and
since that time has held that post,
having been elected twice.
WOMAN ON STREET SHOT
Present Statutes Declared Relic
of Days When Woman Was
That present property laws, re
garding women's rights in their
husbands' estates, are obsolete and
a relic of the days when woman was
considered the slave of her mate, is
the opinion of William N. Gatens,
democratic candidate for circuit
Judge Gatens, who has been a pio
neer in widows' pension and juve
nile court work, is now advocating
a chr.nge in the statute which gives
a widow only one-half of her hus
band's real estate in case the man
dies without a will. According to
Judge Gatens, this provision o law
works untold hardship on women.
At present, when a man dies with
out a will, the widow not only re
ceives but half of the common prop
erty, but is allowed the use of her
home only for one year after the
death. After that year, she must
pay rent and cannot be supported
out of the revenue derived from the
Judge Gatens was educated in the
public schools of this city, attended
the University of Oregon and was
graduated in 1S94. He entered pub
lic life as a deputy district attorney
under, George Chamberlain, and
when the latter was elected gov
ernor Judge Gatens was appointed
private secrotary. Tn 1909 Judge
Miss Agnes Cranston Wounded at
SANDPOINT, Idaho., Nov. 5. Au
thorities, are seeking the, person
who, perhaps accidentally, shot Miss
Agnes Cranston yesterday as she
was walking from her brother's
store to a bank. She was shot in
the neck, the bullet being found by
X-ray, just under the point of her
Whether the bullet came through
accidental discharge of some small
firearm in the vicinity, or if It was
a stray bullet from some high pow
ered gun fired outside the city, were
matters of conjecture. Miss Cran
ston's condition is not serious.
CHITA ASKS DEPARTURE
Foreign Warships and Consuls
Ordered to Leave.
TOKIO, Nov. 5. (By the Associ
ated Press.) Chita government of
ficials have ordered foreign war
ships to depart and are demanding
that the Chita government be recog
nized by foreign powers, according
to dispatches reaching here today
The Chita orflclals resent the
action of the officers of foreign
warships in refusing to request
their governments to withdraw their
warships. This is regarded as a
discourtesy. All former officers of
the white army are being sent to
Moscow by the Chitaites.
CHEST CALL MOUNT
CHURCH FOLK TO TAKE BIG
PART IN CAMPAIGN. .
Pastors to A'lslt Beneficiary
Institutions and Preach
Sermons on Needs.
"The call of the community chest
to the ministers of Portland should
take precedence over all other such
calls, and we may have many of
them," said Dr. B. Earle Parker,
pastor of the First Methodist Epis
copal church, in speaking of the
part cha pastors and church people
will be asked to take in the forth
coming drive. '
One hundred of the Protestant
ministers of the city will go this
afternoon on a tour of eight of the
beneficiary organizations of the
chest. The Institutions, selected
with a view to showing the varied
activities to which chest funds go,
include the Albertina Kerr nursery,
the White Shield home, the Volun
teers of America, Woodmere Old
People's home, Portland Commons,
St. Rose's Industrial home, the Boys'
and Girls' Aid society and the Work
ing Girls' home.
The tour is being arranged by J.
J. Handsaker, chairman of the
church division of the speakers'
bureau, the suggestion for such a
tour having been made at a meet
ing of the federation bf churches.
Serving on the committee with Mr.
Handsaker are Rev. Ward MacHenry
and Dr. B. Earle Parker. The ob
ject of the visit to the institutions
is thoroughly to acquaint the min
isters with the work, so they may
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Dept. No. 7, Probate Department
For 17 Years a Successful Lawyer
A vote for him is a vote for
clean, honest, impartial courts
A SQUARE DEAL FOR ALL
VOTE 37 X G. F. ALEXANDER
(Paid Advertisement by Alexander Campaign Committee) " . .
be qualified to speak on the chest
needs from their pulpits either on
November 12 or 19.
APPLE MEN RAP ROAD
Great Northern Is Blamed for
Opposing New Line.
WENATCHEE, Nov. 5. Conditions
governing fruit shipments, threat
ening, losses to Wenatcnee valley
growers of millions of dollars, were
the basis of protests embodied into
resolutions by a growers' mass meet
ing last . night at the Wenatchee
The Great Northern railway was
blamed in the resolutions for its
failure "to furnish the necessary
equipment to transport the product
of the valley promptly," and con
demned for "putting forth every ef
fort to continue its strangle hold on
this section and to prevent the con
struction of other railroads into the
territory which it terms its own."
Apple Men Fear Frost.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. Nov. 5. (Spe
ciaL) Apple growers of remote
districts whose crops are unpro
tected from cold, were gravely
alarmed tonight over the threat of
snow. A storm, accompanied by
low temperatures such as prevailed
last November would result in a
loss of a heavy percentage of the
district's apple crop.. The car
shortage has resulted in shipping
concerns limiting' daily deliveries
of growers to small quantities on
a pro-rata tonnage basis.
BETS BACKANDY GUMP
From $5 to $100 to Be Covered
at Merchants Exchange.
That Andy Gump, who wears no
man's collar, will Bat be elected to
congress is being prated by a cer
tain individual of Portland, who haa
let it be known at the Merchants'
Exchange that bets from io to $100
will be covered.
While Andy Gump's campaign has
been widely discussed along the wa
terfront and the clean-cut effort of
Colonel Bush, his campaign man
ager, to "put him over" has been
applauded, the probable outcome of
the programme of Sydney Smith,
cartoonist, has not been generally
forecast, and the injection of wa
gers against the success of the can
didate is a new angle. It i ight be
added that up to the time the ex
change closed last night the betting
offer had not been generally circu
lated, but when Colonel Bush hears
of the incident he is expected to
reply with a shower that will make
it look as if Uncle Bim had struck it
rich again in Australia.
The prestige of Oregonian Want
Ads has been attained not merely by
The Oregonian's large circulation, but
by the fact that all its readers are
interested in Oregonian Want-Ads."
Oregon Good Government League, Inc.
Recommends That You Vote
For the Following:
VOTE 314 X YES FOR SCHOOL AMENDMENT
17 WALTER M. PIERCE
15 ELTON' W ATKINS
18 O. P. HOFF
24 S. S. GEORGE
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMIS
SIONER 28 GUS E. ERICKSEN
82 DOW V. WALKER
81 J. H. RANKIN
34 LOUIS P. HEWITT
31 W. T. VAUGHN
36 ROSCOE T. HURST
32 ROBERT TUCKER
39 MILTON R. KLEPPER
43 W. J. H. CLARK
STATE LABOR COMMISSIONER
26 B. H. HANSEN
45 L. H. ADAMS
46 CYRIL G. BROWNELL
49 THOS. H. HURLBURT
50 OLIVER B. HUSTON
51 R. J. KIRKWOOD
52 K. K. KUBLI -
53 LOUIS KUEHN
64 GEO. A. LOVEJOY
57-WM. F. WOODWARD
47 E. R. CAMPBELL
54 D. C. LEWIS
66 MARSHALL W.' MALONE
60 BERT E. HANEY J
JOINT REP, CLARK & MULT.
74 FRED J: MEINDL
83 SAM B. MARTIN
86 GEO N. COSMUS
91 ALVA L. STEPHENS
96 GEO. B. CELLARS
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