The Coquille Valley sentinel. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1921-2003, October 05, 1939, Page 11, Image 11

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By A. L. LINDBECK
Charges that the public utilities
commission is packed with Martin
democrats are not true it was re­
vealed by Commissioner Bean this
week. A survey conducted by Bean
has revealed that more than 50 per­
cent of the commission's employed
personnel are registered republicans.
Of the 29 "Key" positions 62 Va per
cent are filled by republicans while
only 32 % per cent are held by demo­
crats most of whom have been with
the department for many years. Al­
though denying that politics plays any
part- in the selection of employees for
this department Bean admits that 32
republicans have been appointed to
jobs in the department since January.
1, 23 of these being placed on the pay­
roll since June 1 when he took over.
Recent appointments in the depart­
ment include that of George R. Mc­
Gee, former city manager of Hills­
boro, to the engineering department
to succeed the late Frank T. Angell,
and Eugene E. Laird, of Myrtle Point,
as assistant to the commissioner’s
counsel.
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Oregon was the first state to go
over the top in filling its quota for
the increase in the national guard.
Major General George A. White ad­
vised the war department last Fri­
day that all of the 913 recruits al­
lotted to this state had been signed
up, just one week after the state
quotas were assigned. This record,
General White, pointed out, repeats
that made by this state which was
the first to muster its guard organi­
zation for services on the Mexican
border which served as a prelude for
The demand of Budget Director
Eccles for a seven per cent cut in cur­
rent expenditures in order to avoid a
deficit in the state budget is causing
considerable concern on the part of
department and institution heads.
Many of these submitted to severe
trimming of their budget estimates
at the hands of the former budget di­
rector and again at the hands of the
legislative ways and means com­
mittee and the appropriations ap­
proved for their use are substantially
lower t^an the amounts originally re­
quested. Institution heads, espec­
ially, are fearful that rising com­
modity costs will preclude any pos­
sibility of savings in their budgets.
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