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flOT HUH TICKET
Strength In Congress Is Pre
ferred To Losing Fight
Br Charles P. Stewart
- (WMhlnrtoa Cormptalnt for 'Central
' PrM and Tfce Statesman.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. Tho
ProgreaalTes pot a presidential
ticket In the field In 1924. There's
hardly a hint of one In connection
with the coming campaign.
True, Senator George W. Noiris
has the Progressive endorsement
for the J Republican nomination,
bat the' Progressives know he
won't get it. Yet scarcely anybody
urges running him Independently,
like the late Senator Robert M.
Ia Follette, fonr years ago.
It Isn't-that Progressive senti
meat has waned.
On the contrary, the group
stronger in congress especially
the senate than when La Fol
lette, the elder, ran. From all
signs, this ought to be a better
Progressive year than that was
However, the Progressives appear
to have had their fill of third
The fact is. La Follette prob
ably wouldn't have been nomlnat
ed In 1924, If It had been exclus
Ively up to tbe Progressives to
The Committee for Progressive
Political -Action a clumsier nam
for It would have been hard to
think of originally was to have
held, not a nominating convention
but a conference, after the Repub
lican and Democratic selectionf
had been made, to decide what to
ao aoout it. rne intention was
to choose, if possible, between the
two major league presidential
candidates, and to frame up a list
of congressional nominees whom
good Progressives could conscien
tlously vote for.
It was the general public, t
numDer or newspapers, and one
or two political groups like the
Socialists, rather than the Pro
gressives, wnicn insisted on re
garding the affair as the birth ot
These outsiders took it foi
granted that La Follette would lx
They announced that they were
going to support him he wasn't
quite as advanced as the Social
ists, for Instance, but he'd do
they'd be on hand to root for hlro
at tbe "convention" and he'd get
their votes in November.
It amounted to a challange to
the Progressives to fish or cut bait.
They loved the old Wisconsin war
horse. They weren't going to ad
mit that anybody had more faith
in him than they had. So, some
what against their better Judg
ment, they simply were bustled
Into accepting a program that
wasn't at all theirs in the first
place and thus we had the La
Follette and Wheeler ticket.
It was all right. The Progres
sives were well enough satisfied
with the showing they made.
.Still, they feel that It was' most
ly a wasted effort.
Their policy not in an Invld
loas sense of the expression is
to "bore from within."
It's worked pretty well.
They have the casting votes in
Blaine, Brookhart, Frailer, La
Follette, Norrls and Nye (Republir
cans, so-called), Shlpstead (Farmer-Labor),
thlck-and-thln Progressives all.
Borah, Howell and McMaster
(Republicans) and the two Walsh
es (Democrats) class as almost as
good. Capper, Coutens, Johnson
nd Norbeck (Republicans) and
Ashurst, Dili and Neely (Demo
crats) are regarded as "right." In
the main. And Cutting as yet
a good deal of an unknown quan
tity the Progressives have high
hopes of him. There a re, also some
others in what Senator Shlpstead
calls "the twilight zone."
At least a couple of score pretty
fair senatorial Progressives, more
or leae out of a total member
ship of II. when they're an there.
The Progressives like this bet
ter than failures at the presidency.
They say they don't Intend to
be rushed off their feet this time.
Rosedale Young People
Visit Home From School
ROSEDALE, Feb. 20. (Spec
ial) Miss Berchen Cole, who at
tends the Oregon normal school,
was home over the week-end; also
Kenneth Cole, from Portland.
Miss , Laura Cammack, who
teaches near Scotta Mills, visited
at the home ot her mother, Mrs
Mr. and Mrs. Cannoy went to
R. D. Teter has been ill.
THE OREGON STATESMAN. SA2It OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 21. 1928 .'ar 1,
KICK 1,1 ISMS
Road Wide Open and Cam
paign Waged Chiefly By
Enemies, Says Writer
SMS Gil OF 1
Large Increase In City
Schools Noted In Super
Attendance In the Salem
schools for the month ending
February 17 totalled approximate
ly 4521 children, while the total
enrolled In schools since Septem
ber has reached 5305. according
to the reports complied at the of
fice of the city superintendent
Total enrollment in all city
schools for the year Is 305 stu
dents greater than the corres
ponding period last year, when the
figure stood at 5035.
Senior high school had 119C
pupils in attendance for the schoo?
month Just past, a number on
ess than the same period las
The latest report shows attend
at other schools as follows:
Englewood, 343; Garfield, 389;
Grant, 307; Highland, 349; Lin
oln, 175; McKlnley. 262; Park
144; Richmond. 287; Washington.
213; Parrish Junior high, 945;
Leslie Junior high 497.
For the corresponding month
ast school year attendance was
1,969 pupils, divided between two
ess schools Washington anc
Lesltn Junior In this manner:
Engelwood. 351; Garfield. 386;
3 rant. 339; Highland, 344; Lln-
oln, 433; McKlnley, 251; Park
317; Richmond, 326; Parrish Jun
ior high. 1.025; senior high, 1197
William H. Lake, Stayton
Resident Many Years, Dies
STAYTON. Feb. 20. (Special)
-William H. Lake, a citizen of
this vicinity for many years, pass
ed away at the farm home three
miles east of Stayton last Tuesday
He was the son of the late Sam
uel and Matilda Lake, old pioneer
of Marlon county and was well
and favorably known here.
He was a brother ot Mrs. Susan
Kapllnger of Salem who was at
hla bedside during his few day
Illness. Another eister. Mrs. Del
Harrington died the latter part of
January. Funeral services were
held from the Weddle chapel and
Interment was In Lone Oak ceme
tery at Stayton.
Zena Missionary Meeting
Led By Mrs. Condit, Salem
ZENA, Feb. 20 Special)
The Zena Missionary society held
a no-hostess meeting at the home
of Mrs. L. F. Mathews recently.
Mrs. Ralph H. Scott, president,
was In charge. Mrs. Condit of Sa
lem conducted the study hour
which was followed by a socle
hour , when refreshments were
Special guests of tbe afternoon
were Mrs. L. M. Purvlne, Mrs.
Condit. Mrs. Mary B. Crawford.
Mrs. Alice Judson. all of Salem:
Mrs. Clara Glover of Portland and
Mrs. Alvln Madsen of Lincoln.
"The road to the 1928 republi
can nomination has opened wide
for Mr. Hoover and if he does not
make the grade it will be either
because he Is the world's worst
politician or has perfectly fright
ful luck," declares Frank R. Kent
In the March issue of "Plain Talk
Mr. Kent, who is conceded to
be one of the nation's most astute
political writers, is convinced that
Herbert Hoover will not be
ditched this time as he was in
1920. This is largely In his opin
ion because of the kind ot people
who are opposing him the big fi
nancial interests, and the old
"To an unprejudiced person."
observes Mr. Kent, "it looks as if
the luckiest thing about the Hoo
ver situation right now is the
character of his opposition. It
seems to be steadily kicking him
upstairs. He is, as Is said, a very
able and fine man of high char
acter and extraordinary capacity.
The trouble is he has 'too active
a mind' and might, as president.
be disposed 'to do something'
That sounds rather absurd but
those are the actual words of one
of the biggest of the bankers In
sxplaining, some days ago, the
'eellng of himself and his frlendf
ibout Hoover. It Is, upon reflec
tion, a very Interesting and illum
inating Idea. If it gets pretty gen
erally spread around It certainly
will not hurt the Hoover chances."
In any case Mr. Kent is inclined
to believe that It is too close to
1920 for the old guard to dare to
try to put anything over at Kan
City a la Harding and also
that "the afore mentioned 'Inter
national bankers,' Influential and
accustomed as they are to having
their way in the Grand Old Party,
111 not push opposition to Hoo
ver to the limit. The reason given
Is that it could not be done with
out plainly stamping their candl
late, whether it be Dawes or
someone else, as the banker-poli
tician selection, which would not
t is agreed, be healthful. Cer-
alnly it would present the demo
srats with a real weapon, which
in the hands of a man like Smith
might easily be effective. The
danger is so obvious and un
necessary as to deepen the gen
jral conviction that it will not be
Mr. Hoover's strong points are
listed by Mr. Kent In "Plain
Talk" as follows:
1. His Is the logical choice of
a convention that must endorse
Cool id ge and the Coolldge poll
2. Despite the neutrality typical
of Mr. Coolldge and the still non
committal attitute of Mr. Mellon
the open advocacy of two mem
bers ot the cabinet and the ardent
support of various important of
flclals Just under the cabinet
grade, added to tne Known mck
of political and personal accord
between Mr. Dawes and Mr. Coo
lldge and between Mr. Dawes and
Mr. Mellon, make Hoover far
more the administration candidate
than any other.
3. The conviction among many
republican leaders that it will be
easier to win the general election
with Hoover than with anyone
else, together with the fact that
already 330 Hoover delegates can
be counted in the convention.
Statesman of Sunday car-!
rled the news of the raising of the
state embargo against the impor
tation ot baby chicks and hatching
eggs Into Oregon, excepting from
stock which has been tested and
declared free of bacillary white
diarrhea, by the trrantlng of a
temporary injunction by the fed
eral court at Portland, pending a
hearing which has been aet for
. Another chapter of this figh
aralns tstate embargoes In Ore
gon. Washington and Idaho was
evidenced by a subpoena which
was served on the state of Oregon
through Governor I. L. Patterson,
Attorney General Tan Winkle,
ian, Saturday from tho
States district court In Portland.
Tho state la defendant in an action
brought by the Must Batch Incu
bator company ot Petaluma, Calif..!
seeking redress against the Ore
gon order prohibiting shipment of
untested baby chicks from outside
the state. Tho Most Hatch people
claim the lose during the last sea
son of orders amounting to 1,000,-
000 chicks from the state ot Wash-1
United! through Oregon, and alio tho lota
and fire dollars In cash, but ta
ll. Lytle. state reterinar-hngton. which had to be shipped' nored $15 in pennies.
ot Oregon business.
MKDFORD. Ore.. Job, t0.
(AP). Gaining entrance by Jim
mying a door with an ex, tmeres
robbed the Eagle Point postoffice
this morning. They stole money
order blanks numbered. . from
39.801 to 40.000, $65 In stamps
GREEK BILL PASSES
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 fAD
Tho Green bill to extend (. r
two years the time in which v -
erans may apply for bonus certi
ficates was passed by the houe
today and aent to the senate.
RETURN" BILL PASSES
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (AP)
The house alien property return
bill was passed today by the sen
ate without a record rote.
BUTLER BILL PASSES
WASHINGTON. Feb. 20 (AP)
The Butler bill to enable the
mothers and widows of soldiers,
sailors and marines burled In
European cemeteries to visit their
graves at the expense of the gov
ernment, was passed today by the
211 No. Commercial St.
49 pound sack
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Mb. Brick of Marion Cheese,
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Campbell's Tomato Soup,
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