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Salem, Oregon, Sunday Morning, February 4, 1934
No. 270
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Demarcation Between Chief
Parties in State Race
is Microscopic
Martin Announcement Only
Major Development
of Past Week
By SHELDON F. SACKETT
Now la the time for all food
men and true to come to the aid
of their party and from present
indications there will be no lack
of recruits. Only a speculative
line" In some Oregon newspaper is
needed to start the political bee
bussing 'neath many a bonnet.
Enlistments in the May campaign
have been few to date but they
are coming, and the signups will
be voluntary not by draft.
In Oregon politics as elsewhere,
there Is great lack of clarity be
tween the two parties. If a man
stands for the republican nomina
tion for governor, for example,
what la the platform of the party
he seeks to represent? Here is
Marion county'a own Sam Brown,
"the plain Gervals farmer". He is
after the republican nomination.
Pour years ago he was a Bull
Prog, croaking la tune with
George Joseph, Julius Meier and
Henry Hansen, "Free power with
out cost to the taxpayers." Has
Brown dropped this plank or will
the republican party adopt it?
And If Ray Gill seeks the re
publican nomination, or if Sena
tor Burke drops his hat In the
ring, does that mean the party is
against the sales tax? If so how
will the party platform read if
Governor Meier chooses to run
and It Representative Frank Lon
ergan's petitioners push him into
the race. Both these individuals
are ardent for the sales tax but if
they make the governorship race,
they will attempt to do so under
G. O. P. banners.
Opportunism Directs
Choice of Vehicle
The truth is that a pre-primary
campaign in Oregon as in numer
ous other states where the direct
primary prevails, is a contest be
tween self-starters who seek the
nomination of the party towards
which habit or opportunism di
rects them.
The democratic candidates may
come to the aid of their party
more easily and definitely than
than their republican competitors.
They will throw all their political
platform burdens on the back of
Mr. Roosevelt, looking to him as
their lord and master and the
maker of the issues. R. R. Turn
er, already announced as a demo
cratic aspirant for congress, first
district, has figured out this
strategy months ago; Turner's
reasoning runs this: Roosevelt
Is popular, Roosevelt has a pro
gram, therefore a democrat run
ning for an office in Oregon needs
only to say he is for the president
and seeks to go to congress to do
his 1435 part in holding up the
president's hands.
Just how the national demo
cratic policies can be meshed into
the races for state offices is less
plain. Do the democratic aspir
ants for governor aspire to cre
ate a vast state deficit, to Issue
huge sums of bonds, to create
statewide public works, to boost
state payrolls, all with the idea'
of bringing back the golden
goose? An issue could be made
of this Idea for Old Man Oregon
has been notoriously tight in his
relief expenditures In the last 18
months." With Uncle 8am remit
ting generous chacks monthly, tbe
state itself has spent less than
$10,000 on'rellef, meanwhile cut
ting down its deficit and paying
off its highway bonds.
Sales Tax Possible
Issue for Bourbons
. The democrats can make an is
sue of the sales tax for they are
opposed to it as a party and their
national plank can be nailed into
the Oregon platform. Oddly
enough. Governor Martin, Wash
ington democrat governor, spon
sored and saw passed and opera
tive the first sales tax In that
state's history but any Oregon
candidate for governor on the
democratic ticket would doubtless
point to Martin as a temporary
backslider.
Most of the candidates for state
office in Oregon, actual or poten
tial, will not approach their con
stituents with any definite pro
gram which they propose to fol
low If nominated and elected. The
man, not the methods of running
state affairs, will be their point
of attack. Rufus Holman has
come as near to raising an Issue
as any of the possible runners; he
seeks consolidation or elimination
of county government. Last week
" he added the stopping of "Elnsig
ism" in Oregon's business an an
other objeive although the pub
lic is still In the dark- on just
what the state treasurer means.
Aspirant With Clean
Cut Policies Xacklns
: Some day "there may be a can
didate io well-versed In state af
fairs, so much a leader, that he
will lay oat a definite program -
In advance which he would ioi
low If elected governor. That pro
gram will be less aphoristic than
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Deaconess
Add New Unit; Hope of
Consolidation Given up
Large Donation Will Assist; Negotiations to
Combine With Salem General Fail; Will
Standardize, Management Says
THE Salem Deaconess hospital has given up recent hopes
of acquiring the Salem General hospital ancHs now form
ulating plans for construction of a new, up-to-date unit to
provide needed accommodations, the management announced
yesterday. For the last six months the present Deaconess
hospital las been crowded, it
World News at
a Glance
(By the Associated Press)
Domestic:
NEW YORK. First week of
new gold bullion dollar ends in fi
nancial markets with bond market
flourish carrying to highest level
since November, 1931.
ST. PAUL. Pleading for early
release for kidnaped son, Adolph
Bremer gives abductors three days
and nights before summoning au
thorities to track them down.
SAPULPA Two policemen and
two gunmen slain in highway
fight.
Foreign:
MOSCOW. Soviet commissar
of war says that despite diplomatic
efforts U. S. S. R. still unable to
convince Japanese ruling circles
that "peace is better than war."
PARIS. Premier Daladier's
cabinet split wide open over oust
ing of Jean Cbiappe prefect of
Paris police.
HAVANA. Firing breaks out
after employes of American owned
company strike In protest against
return of plants now in hands of
Cuban government.
PENDLETON, Ore., Feb. 3 .-)
-A change in handling the af
fairs of the First Inland National
bank of Pendleton, which has
been In operation on a restricted
basis since October, 1933, was in
dicated today with the arrival
here of Charles A. Reynolds, of
Silverton, lately appointed receiv
er. Assets of the bank are estim
ated at 13,000,000 and unpaid
deposits at $1,000,000. Whether
imposition of an assessment will
be made upon the stockholders
depends upon the receiver, Edwin
Winter, conservator of the bank
for several months, stated. Rey
nolds was awaiting instructions
from the comptroller of the cur
rency before officially taking
charge of the assets.
Reynolds had held the position
of cashier of the Coolidge and Mc
Claine bank in Silverton for sev
eral years. Previous to 1917 he
was connected with the Ladd &
Bush bank in Salem.
SILVERTON, Feb. 3. (Spe
cial) Charles A. Reynolds of
this city left Friday night for
Pendleton to take up his new du
ties as receiver of the First In
land National bank there.
Cunningham Sent
To Pen for Theit
At Detroit Store
Loil Cunningham, 24, was sen
tenced to serve four months in the
state penitentiary yesterday by
Judge L. H. McMahan for theft
of goods from the Roy Newport
store at Detroit, January 28. Cun
ningham was taken at once to the
state prison to start his term.
The defendant waived indict
ment and time to plead. From
$30 to $40 was taken from the
store. Granville White, 17, ar
rested with Cunningham, was cer
tified to Juvenile court for a hear
ing Monday.
REYNOLDS RECEIVER
OF PENDLETON BANK
Tax League Re-entry Into
State Politics Proposed
Restoration of tax equalization
leagues throughout the state as
an active force in the 1934 pri
mary and general elections was
given serious consideration here
yesterday afternoon by members
of the executive committee of the
Marlon County Tax Equalization
league which convened at the
chamber of commerce conference
room. Henry Zorn, president, re
ported that a number of the
leagues were inactive now. Mem
bers of the executive committee
expressed unanimous opinion that
the leagues should take an active
part in the forthcoming elections.
The local league took no stand
on candidates who have thus far
announced themselves, preferring
to defer its recommendations un
til more men are In tbe field. The
Hospital to
was stated.
a recem
generous donation
from a Portland man will sub
stantially assist the Deaconess
management in completing the
new plans. The proposed unit is
to be fireproof, modern in every
respect and equipped to give the
best of first class hospitalization,
the management declared.'
"Tbe Deaconess hospital had
been forestalling these plans be
cause there had been some nego
tiating with the Salem General
hospital to combine the two in
stitutions under one manage
ment," It was explained. "An of
fer was made to the General hos
pital, having tbe favorable ap
proval of the bonding company,
whereby the Deaconess hospital
would assume the management
of the General hospital and con
tinue to give hospital service un
der the rules of the American
College of Surgeons. It had been
the definite purpose of the Dea
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LIQUOR STORE SITE
E
Personnel Here to Be Told
Monday; Won't Sell Till
Legality Decided
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 3.
Personnel and sites for a num
ber of state liquor stores will be
announced Monday, State Liquor
Administrator George L. Sammis
said tonight.
The district supervisors will
meet here tomorrow with the
administrator and various recom
mendations will be acted upon.
Some of the stores will be
ready for operation even before
the state supreme court gives its
decision on validity of the state
liquor law. However, operation
will not begin until after the
decision is handed down.
Personnel of the stores will
not be placed on the payroll un
til after the decision, nor will
the state be caught with white
elephant stocks and supplies in
case the ruling is adverse. About
$10,000 equipment has now been
bought, but with the agreement
that It can be discounted for
only handling charges, Sammis
said. This would cost the state
around $500.
The towns for which store sites
and personnel will be announced
Monday Include:
Salem, Eugene, Medford, Rose
burg, Grants Pass, Astoria, Klam
ath Falls, Bend, The Dalles, La
Grande, Baker and Pendleton and
personnel for three Portland
stores.
HELD DOT GUILTY
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Feb. 3.-ff)-Walter
Garton, cook, was found
not guilty by a jury in Buchanan
county circuit court at 7:45
o'clock tonight on a' charge of
first degree murder In connection
with the lynching of Lloyd Warn
er, negro, here November 28.
The verdict was brought in aft
er the jury had deliberated slight
ly less than an hour. The acquit
tal was voted on the first bal
lot. Gartln was returned immediate
ly to jail where he is being held
on a, charge of malicious distruc
tion of property, in connection
with the lynching. His bond was
set at $1000. His attorneys said
they expected to post it Monday.
league Indicated It would not try
to function as a party, putting its
own men In the field tor office,
but would go carefully Into the
qualifications of each man seek
ing public office.
Members of the executive com
mittee voted unanimously against
supporting the sales tax which Is
expected to be np on referendum
May 18. Each member expressed
his reasons tor opposing the tax.
Danger that it would not be tem
porary and would Increase in
percentage, thought that It was
an attempt by the well-to-do to
avoid taxes, belief that the sales
tax diminisnes purchasing power
to persons greatly needing It, and
the tact that voters turned down
the tax by, a large majority in
1933 were given by members as
unn
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10 OUTLAWS,
0 OFFICERS
DIE IN BUTTLE
Angry Mob Dispersed After
Threats at Surviving
Members of Gang
Southwest Adds Chapter to
"Wild West" Events of
Last Few Weeks
SAPULA, Okla., Feb. 3.-JP)-National
guard troops helped
county officers disperse a threat
ening crowd which gathered here
tonight after the slaying of two
police officers one of them Chief
Tom Brumley in a gun battle
in which two outlaws also were
killed.
The crowd, estimated by police
at 500 men, gradually scattered
after milling for more than two
hours about the county jail and
police station, where two surviv
ing members of the outlaw band
were being held.
Sheriff Willis Strange express
ed belief all danger of mob vio
lence had passed.
SAPULA, Okla., Feb. 3 .-()-Two
police officers and two out
laws were killed outright and a
third outlaw was critically wound
ed In a pitched battle on a high
way just north of town at 5
o'clock tonight.
Those killed were:
Tom Brumley, police chief of
Sapula.
C. P. Lloyd, Sapula patrol
man. Aussla Elliott, bank robber and
jail breaker.
Raymond Moore, a confederate
of Elliott.
The wounded man was Eldon
Wilson, a bank and highway rob
bery suspect who had been a com
panion of Elliott for several years
and with whom he escaped from
the Osage county jail at Paw
huska several weeks ago.
Tipped that "some fellows that
have been robbing filling stations
around here" could be found at
the home of Lee Davis, a farmer,
Brumley, Sheriff Willis Strange of
Creek county, and a half dozen
others converged upon the place,
not knowing the Identity of the
men sought.
Brumley went to the back
door. Strange and another officer
to the front door, and others
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PAY FOR DEBATES
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 8 .-()-Additional
remuneration for her
recent barnstorming debate series
with an atheist was asked b y
Aimee Semple McPherson (Hut-
ton) of Lob Angeles in a counter
suit filed here today against
James O'Neal of Seattle.
O'Neal brought suit to collect
$10,000 from the evangelist, In
circuit court here January 26. He
alleged she failed to supply her
opponent for the first of the series
at Seattle, necessitating cash re
funds and causing subsequent de
bates to tail financially.
In her counter complaint she
said he understanding with him
had assured her of $30,000 mini
mum guarantee for appearances in
Seattle, Vancouver, B. C. Bel-
lingham, Spokane and Portland.
She received $1500, she stated,
and is also seeking additional
funds allegedly owing on the bas
is of a 60 per cent guarantee of
the gate receipts.
25 Cent Scale is
Set for 1934 by
Hop Growers Here
A wage scale of 25 cents an
hour for common labor was set
for hop yard workers in 1934 at
a meeting of the Hop Growers' as
sociation held yesterday afternoon
at the Marlon hotel.
Ross H. Wood was elected pres
ident of the group for this year,
C. F. Noakes was named vice
president and James Byers was
chosen secretary-treasurer.
A membership committee was
chosen consisting of Romeo Goul
ey, Paul Londenshausen and Wil
liam Kiebs.
Sixty-five growers attended the
meeting.
Women May Not
Work After Six
09Clock, Ruling
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 3.-(-Ia
the face of spirited opposition,
the Oregon Public Welfare com
mission today ruled that women
may not be employed in mercan
tile establishments after 6 p. m.
Groceries, bakeries, confection
eries and other businesses come
within the scope of t h e ruling
adopted under powers the last le
gislature extended to the commis
sion. A number of merchants
appeared before the commission
and protested such a move.
A ME ASKS MOP;
Has Ultimatum
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ADOLPH BREMER
eiil THREE DAYS
Father Will Turn Case Over
to Police at End of That
Time, Announces
ST. PAUL, Feb. 3.-UpV-Begging
an early release of his son, Ed
ward G. Bremer, an anxious fath
er tonight gave the kidnap gang
demanding $200,000 ransom for
the young banker's release, three
days and three nights In which to
act before summoning authorities
to track them down.
"Please give this all the promi
nence you can," Adolph Bremer,
principal owner of the Jacob
Schmidt Brewing company, asked
newspapermen as he made his
third public appeal for immediate
return of the 37-year-old bank
president.
"This," was a neatly typed
statement, offering fullest cooper
ation and secrecy to the gang if
they would heed his plea and
pledging that his interest in the
abduction would cease upon the
safe return of the younger Brem
er. The elder Bremer Inferred he
would not prosecute the gang If
they were captured, providing his
son was freed.
Standing in the living room of
his home, the brewer his voice
trembling, his eyes brimmed with
tears, handed out the statement to
reporters.
"I realize that I cannot publish
my choice in making this con
tract," Mr. Bremer's statement
said. "To convince you that there
is no catch in this effort of mine,
I can see but one way to work out
our negotiations.
"Edward will have to select
someone regardless of where he
may be located in the United
States. Have Edward write this
party a letter in his own hand
writing referring to this notice In
the press so that I will know he
has read it. Enclose with Edward's
letter your instructions to the par
ty that Edward selects but be sure
to give sufficient time for the in
structions to be carried out."
PORTLAND, Feb. 3.-(VThe
Allied Truck Owners today asked
Governor Julius L. Meier that
State Utility Commissioner Charles
M. Thomas be divorced from the
administration of the bus and
truck law, Ralph Saehli, executive
secretary of the truckmen, an
nounced.
Thomas' expressed lack of sym
pathy with the act is Interfering
with collection of much needed
revenue, the letter contended.
"We belive that the easy way
tor Thomas to be relieved of any
political embarrassment in admin
istering the act would be for the
commissioner to make Herbert H.
Hauser superintendent of trans
portation in fact as well as name,"
it was stated.
More than $200,000 back fees
is owed the state, but the trucks
are permitted to operate, the Al
lied Truckers declared. "The state
stands a good chance to lose this
entire sum unless the act is strict
ly enforced."
Utle Is Winner
In Declamation
Forensic Event
WrMTWVTI.T.T!. Ore.. Feb. 3.
UPV-Billv Utlev of Salem won first
place In the declamation eveni in
the forensic contests sponsored
here by Linfield college, in which
100 students from 20 high schools
in the state were entered.
First place in the extemporan
eous speaking contest was taken
by Howard Campbell of Dallas.
Howard Howella of Corvallis won
the oratorical contest. Beaverton
high school gained recognition
when Douglas Taylor and Marvin
Stadler of that school won tbe de
bating event.
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BREMER KIDNAPERS
OLD THOMAS III
IN ENFORCING LI
RUSSIA DEEMS
JAPANESE ARE
DUE TO ATTACK
Cannot Convince Them War
Undesirable, Declares
Soviet Commissar
Fortifications and Forces
on Eastern Border are
Augmented, Report
MOSCOW, Feb. 3. - (Point
ing Russia's defensive sabre in
the direction of Japan, the so
viet commissar of war tonight
told the all-union communist
party congress that "despite our
diplomatic efforts we have not
yet succeeded In convincing Jap
anese ruling circles that peace is
better than war."
In a blunt and outspoken ad
dress Commissar Klementi E. Vo
roshiloff told the congress that
therefore Soviet Russia was con
tinuing with measure to repel in
vasion. Interrupted frequently by ap
plause from delegates, Voroshlloff
outlined the general condition of
the red army which he describ
ed as more effective than ever
before and- reported steps taken
to defend the far east against an
expected Japanese attack.
In language w h 1 e h left no
doubt that the red army's high
command was convinced that war
with Japan is probable, Voroshl
loff declared fortifications had
been erected at strategic points
on the far eastern border, through
which "it would be difficult for
any invader to penetrate," and
that armed forces had been "In
creased" in that region.
Asserting that it would be "ri
diculous" for Soviet Russia to
ignore Japanese preparations tor
war "and continue to trust in
our 'dear neighbors'," Voroshlloff
added that "the measures we
have taken for the defense of our
frontiers in cities of the far east
is a stye in the eye of the Jap
anese. "It would be more agreeable
and pleasant for our neighbors
were we without any defense,
but we cannot give them that
satisfaction," he said.
Reiterating the charge that
Japan was preparing Manchuria
as a military base for future op
erations against the U. S. S. R.,
he continued, "this compels us to
prepare for eventualities."
Probability that two weeks
longer would be given the Salem
Navigation company to show why
it should not pay rent for use of
the city lot on which its dock
stands was indicated last night
by Alderman H. H. Vandevort,
who recently brought up the rent
matter on the floor of the city
council. Vandevort said If he
found to his own satisfaction that
the company could not afford to
pay rent, as it claims, he would
press the case no further because
of the admitted value of river
transportation to the city.
Along with the rent matter,
the proposed charter amendment
to provide a city managership is
not expected to come up at the
council session Monday night. The
special committee drawing up the
ordinance has been unable to
complete its work as soon as it
had hoped to do.
Streetcar Held
Up in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. &.-JP)-Two
robbers boarded a streetcar
in a remote district here tonight
and secured $22 from the motor
man and a woman passenger.
Motorman P. E. Verhage was
robbed of $10 and Miss Theo May
lost her purse containing $12.
It was not learned if two uniden
tified passengers in the vestibule
lost any money.
OOCK RENT MATTER
MAY BE POSTPONED
Comprehensive Scheme of
Flood Control is Favored
Flood control and drainage pro
jects should be united and these
dual objectives should be formu
lated into a PWA project for the
entire Willamette river and Its
tributaries, county courts of Linn,
Lane and Marion were told Satur
day in a joint conference held at
the courthouse in Albany. "Marion
county's delegation returned here
late Saturday. .
The conference started with a
discussion of means of controlling
the Santiam during flood stages so
great damage to property would
not be done. Tom Russell, district
engineer for PWA and long active
in Lane county affairs, said bo
single river should be considered
but rather the entire valley of the
Willamette and its tributaries
rbould be Included In a flood control-drainage
project. Russell esti
mated that damage done by the
Willamette in; his territory in the
The Wash ington
Spotlight
(By the Associated Press)
Witnesses in the senate's air
mail investigation said papers
missing from the office of Wil
liam P. MacCracken, former as
sistant secretary of commerce,
had been torn up or mailed to
New York.
The government's profit from
devaluation of the dollar was
placed at $2,805,512,060.
Chairman Lozier of the demo
cratic patronage committee said
republicans held key positions in
CWA and relief organizations.
Unemployment insurance finan
ced by surtax levies on incomes
above $5000 was proposed to
house leaders by the joint com
mittee on unemployment.
The senate appropriations com
mittee approved President Roose
velt's request for $950,000,000 to
continue relief and civil works.
louse committeemen Invited
Secretaries Morgenthau and Wal
lace, Professor George F. War
ren and others to discuss increas
ed use of silver.
The Denosit Insurance cornor-
ation reported $15,345,832,955
now insured in 13,434 banks.
Secretary Wallace fixed mini
mum prices which Chicago milk
distributors must pay to farmers.
Congressional leaders confer
red with Secretaries Hull and
Wallace on legislation to help
the sugar industry.
Secretary Ickes said all except
$1,500,000 of the original $3,
300,000,000 public works funds
had been allotted.
District Meeting to Draw
Around 200; Notable
Speakers Listed
From 150 to 200 American Le
gionnaires and their wives are
expected to arrive in Salem Mon
day morning for the district two
conference which will bring noted
war veterans of the state here as
speakers. The program will in
clude talks at the schools, a civic
luncheon at the Marion hotel at
noon, afternoon conference ses
sions, a public mass meeting at
the senior high school at 8 p. m.
and ex-service men's dance after
ward at Fraternal temple.
The speakers' party from Port
land is scheduled to arrive at the
Southern Pacific depot at 9:57
a. m. and be conveyed to the Mar
ion hotel in an old FWD truck, es
corted by military and city police.
At 11:15 a. m.. General U. G.
McAlexander will speak at a spe
cial assembly of the senior high
school; General Creed C. Ham
mond at the Willamette univer
sity chapel; E. Palmer Hoyt,
Portland, at Parrish junior high
school, and Dan McDade, Port
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SEEK REELECTION
Alderman F. L. Wilkinson will
not seek reelection to the city
council from the fifth ward In
May, he announced yesterday.
Press of personal business led him
to this decision, he explained.
Arthur Girod. 2235 North
Church street, who hae served on
citizens' budget committees as
Wilkinson's appointee, will Beet
election for the remaining two
years of the position Wilkinson
will drop at the end of this year,
it was learned. Wilkinson did not
enter the 1932 race, when C. E.
Albin was elected to fill his place,
but continued in office when Al
bin moved out of the city before
his term began.
David O'Hara, the other fifth
ward alderman, whose term ex
pires In December, has Indicated
he may not run again.
last four years had reached $1,
ooo.ooo. The discussion culminated in a
unanimous agreement that C. C.
Hockley, state engineer, should be
called into conference with the
three courts to discuss the drainage-control
project. Russell was
empowered to communicate with
Hockley, arrange a meeting place
and date and notify the courts of
his action.
Representatives from this coun
ty at the gathering included Judge
John Siegmund, Commissioners
James Smith and Roy Mel$on, En
gineer Hedda Swart and M. C. Cal
lathan, Marion and Polk county
engineer for PWA. Judge D. O.
Woodworth of Albany presided at
the meeting. Mr. Mulligan of the
Jefferson district was present rep
resenting about 100 members of
the recently organized Santiam
control league.
MANY LEGION MEN
TO CONVENE HERE
WILKINSON NOT TO
MARTIN
IN RACE
Congressman Announces He
Will Ask Nomination by
Democrats for Governor;
-Wove Long Awaited
Rush of Aspirants to Fill
Place at Washington is
Forecast; Gubernatorial
Setup Taking Shape
WASHINGTON. Feb; S.-f)-Representatlve
Martin (D-Ore.)
admitted tonight that he would
seek the democratic nomination
for governor of Oregon at tbe
coming primary in his state.
The representative said he pre
ferred to run for governor rather
than to seek to return to Wash
ington as a representative In con
gress from the Portland area.
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 3.-(JP)
The green "go light" flared to
day for Oregon political candi
dates, with Congressman Martin's
Washington announcement that he
would seek the democratic nom
ination for governor.
His veer toward the governor
ship goal finds a flock of both
democrats and republicans poten
tially ready to seek the lower
house position he is vacating.
Political observers also looked
for other gubernatorial candi
dates to announce their intentions
before long, lest they be left at
the post. State Senator Sam Brown
of Marion county Is already plan
ning to stump the state.
Thomas L. Turner, owner of
the Portland baseball club, may
be copying a page from Vic Myers,
Washington's jazz playing lieu
tenant governor. Turner said be
would make a more definite an
nouncement next week as to his
platform and campaign plans in
the governorship race.
The Course of General Martin
has been awaited by a number of
candidates and candidate pushers
before they made a jump. Those
prominently mentioned for third
district congressional candidates
include: Bert E. Haney, State Re
presentatives John J. Beckman,
and Estes Snedecor, 'Judge Hall
S. Luck, Alfred P. Dobson and
Jefferson Myers, in the demo- ,
cratic camp.
Republican mentioned Include
State Senator Allyn Bynon, Wit
her Henderson, Floyd J. Cook,
Judge W. A. Eckwall and Homer
Angell.
General Martin's brief state
ment was:
"Responding to the repeated
and urgent request of friends,
both democrats and republicans
from all parts of the state, I bare
finally decided to enter the prim
aries as democratic candidate for
governor of Oregon.
"However, 1 do not Intend to
leave my post of duty here to take
part in the primary campaign. Or
egon has much at stake here and
I propose to stay on the job while
the congress is in session and loo
after her interests."
While -eing on henchmen to
push his xfmary campaign, he
promises to wage an active cam
paign for the regular election it
his party embraces him in the
May primaries.
For the first time since Its or
ganization 42 years ago the Sa
lem Y.M.C.A. will next Tuesday
afternoon and evening be host to
the national general secretary of
the association. John E. Manler,
successor to John R. Mott, with
his headquarters in New Tork
'city, is in the west particularly
to attend the meeting ' of the
northwest council in session in
Seattle this weekend. Dr. Frank
Brown of Salem Is president of
the council; attending its meet
ing with him is C. A. Kells. exe
cutive secretary of the Salem Y. 1
Manley is a man of wide ex
perience and said to have a fine
personality. Tuesday night he' ;
will address a dinner meeting in
the social hall at the Presbyter
ian church to which not only
members of the Y. but all per
sons interested are invited. A
nominal charge will be made for
the dinner and those wishing to
attend are asked to notify Y. M.
C. A. officials either by post -card
or telephone before Mopday noon.
NOTED AUTHOR DIES
WESTPORT, Conn., Feb. 3.-)
-Montague Glass, noted author
and playwright who won fame,
with his Potash and Perlmutter
series, died late today at his West
port summer home at the age of
58.
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