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THE SPRINGFIELD NEWS
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, ,1018.
UP FDD PRIMARIES
Many Enter Race -on Last Day
for Filing; West Candidate
for Ui Senate.
Salem, Or. April 13. Up to. 12
o'clock 'Inst night the office of Secre
tary of State Olcott .was open to ac
commodate candidates for political
ofllccs who chose the last day allowed
by law for filing declarations ot can
didacy "or statements that are to ap
pear In voters' pamphlets. Through
out the day the office was crowded
with candidates who appeared in per
son, or friends delegated by thom to
file their statements before tho final
hour , expired. At 5 o'clock yesterday
most of the late comers had been
listed, apparently, but when the of
fice was opened again after tho din
ner hour mails began to bring in ad
The surprise of tho day, however,
came at 6 o'clock when Fred A. Wil
liams, of Grants Pass, filed for public
service commissioner in opposition to
Frank J. Miller, incumbent and chair
man ofthe commission. They are
candidates to represent the State at
large on the commission.
A. H. Burton, of Portland filed at
a late hour as a Republican candidate
for. the short term as United States
Senator, and John Nickum of Port
land, came in as a fourth contestant
for State Labor Commissioner.
Early in the night Bruce Dennis
filed as candidate for a Republican
national committeeman against Ralph
E. Williams, and. it lacked just 30
minutes of the midnight hour when
Joseph A. Smith came, in as a com-i
petltor of Mrs. Maria L. T. Hidden as
the Democratic candidate for con
gress. Republican candidates without op-
position are w. u. tiawiey lor repre
sentative in congress from tho first
district; N. J, Sinnott for representa
tive in congress from the second dis
trict; George M.Brown for attorney
general; J. A. Churchill for state
school superintendent; George T.
Cochran for superintendent of water
division No. 2 and several candidates
for smaller district offices.
Democrats failed to place candi
dates in the field for the majority ot
the offices, Mrs. Hidden and Mrs.
Alexander Thompson, of The Dalles,
'the latter-a candidate to succeed her
self In th""e legislature, are the only
women "asplrantsfor office to be voted
on at' the primary election.
" A 'list bi Republican candidates who
have filed follows:1
' Republican Candidates.
unuea states senator, long term
'B1.'!''Huton,' Portland; Charles L.
'McNary," Salem';' Robert If. Stanfleld,
United States senator, short term
Charles J. Schnabel, Fred W. Mulkey,
Portland; A. H. Burton, Portland.
Member of national committee
Ralph E. Williams, Portland;' Bruce
' Dennis, La Grande.
Representative In congress, first
aistrici w. U. Hawiey, Salem.
Representative In congress, second
district N. J. Sinnott, The Dalles.
Representative in congress, ihird
district A. W.' Lafferty, C. N. Mc
Arthur, Portland. ,
Governor J. B. Anderson, The
Dalles; L. J. Simpson, korth Bend;
Cub C. Mpser, Portland; James Withy
combe, Salem; Ben W. Qlcott,' Salem;
F. C. Harie'y, Astoria.
State' treasurer William Adams,
Portland; E. D. Cusick, Albany;
Thomas F. It yap, Gladstone; O. M,
Plummer, Portland; Ben F. West, Sa
lem; O. P. Hon, Salem.
Justice of supreme court (to suc
ceed Justice Wallace McCamant)
Percy R. Kelly, Albany; Charles A.
Johns; Portland; John S. Coke, Marsh
field. Attorney general-George M. Brown,
Superintendent of public Instruc
tion J. A. Churchill, Baker.
Labor , commlsslpnerr-C, H, Gram,
William A. DaUlei, John H. Holston,
John C. Nlckum, all of Portland. -
Public service commissioner (state.
at larg,e)r-Frank J. Miller, Albany;
Fred A. Williams, Grants Pass. '
Superintendent of water division
No. 1 H. E. Abry, St, Helens; Percy
A. Cupper, Salem; J. B. Scbaofer,
Superintendent of wator division
No. 2 George T. Cochran, La Grande.
Candidates for state senator on the
Republican ticket are:
Third district (Lane) Walter B.
Jones, O. H, Fostor, Kutoho..
' Fourth district (Lane.' Linn) John
B. Boll, Eugeno; ElborCBedo, Cottage
Republicans for legislature:
Third drlct (Lano) W. S. Rob
erts, Louts E. Bean, Janios Fullerton,
11. C. Whcoler, David M. Graham, Al
len Eaton, Eugene.
Member ot national x committee
Will II. Hornlbrooki Albauy: J. W.
Uulted Statos senator In congress
(long term) Will R. King, Ontario;
Oswald West, Portland. . ,
Representative in cougress, third
district (MullnomnlA) Mnrla L. T,
Hidden. v Portland; John S.' Smith?
Governor Harvey G. Starkweather,
Mllkaukle; Walter M. Plerco, La
TOMATO BLIGHT SERIOUS
Large Plants Should be Transplanted
to Prevent, Losses.
Preventive measures for tomato
blight, a very serious disease on the
Pacific Coast, includo crop rotation,
sterilization of soil by steam or boiling
water, and planting resistant strains.
The blight is considered to bo duo to
a soil fungus that attacks and kills tho
feeding roots, says a now circular (103,
Blight of Tomatoes),. just Issued by
tho extensive service of thd Oregon
Agricultural College. Tho fungus can
live on organic matter In the soil, be
yond tho reach of sprays. Hence con
trol has not been gained, and the pre
ventive measures are relied upon to
avoid blight losses. Setting large
transplants with special caro not to
injure the roots will help enable the
plant to mature and bear frultbefore
the fungus Invades the roots. Ma.ny
growers prick off the plants Into paper
pots, in which they are allowed to
grow to considerable size beforo sc.
Into the field.
Fuel for Coming
Winter Is Problem
Transportation Will Increase
From Now On; Order Wood
' and Coal at Once.'
"Order your next winter's fuel now.'!
This is the advice of Fred J. Holmes,
Fuel Administrator for Oregon who
has just received information indicat
ing that tho strain on transportation
will increase rather than decrease
from now on.
"America's response to tho Hle3'
urgent call for more troops in Europe
means that more freight' cars must be
diverted for transportation of war sup
plies to "the seaboard,' iald. ;.Mr,
TTolmos today.' "Ab our army- crows
In France Its needs will' Increase also
and they must be supplied first.. ,.
"Industrial 'plants and Individuals
can prevent a shortage this, coming
fall and winter by getting in their- sup
plies now. By distributing, the burden
of fuel .production over tho summer
months It will be possible to maintain
a constant production sufficient to fill
all needs In Oregon. The big danger
of a fuel shortage next winter lies, in
the habit of putting off ordering until
fall, This throws a great load upon
fuel dealers, and under present con-
'cub Oregon can easily experience
a fuel famine next winter due to labor
shortage and the lack of cars sufficient
to meet the normal seasonal demands.
Fill the woodshed and fill tho coal bin
and DO IT NOW." " , . .
Taxes Turned Over.
A large turnover of taxes was made
( Friday 'by Sheriff d; A. Elklns to
i Treasurer S,' W. Taylor.' The money
lis divided among the various funds as
(State and county : $18,460.05
School districts ... 5,865,85
Union high sohools 298.60
Road districts 1,690.44
Port of Sluslaw 1 419.60
Forest fire patrol...... ...... 39.18
Total , ,.$31,833.36
Nature Cures, The Doctor Takes the
Thero Is an old saying that "Nature
cures, the doctor takes tho fee," but ae
everyone knows you can, help Nature
very much. and. thereby enablo it to
effect a cure in much loss, time than Is
usually required. This Js particularly
true of colds." ' Ch'am'uor'l'alnV Coagh
Remedy relieves the lungs, llr$ljjpn,t"
tougu mucus ana aias in-j -:;i - j ,
tlon, allays tho co'ugu'afol &' '."V '
In restoring the system to n ', '..
condition. u i
THE WAR, THE FARM y
AND THE FARMER
By Herbert Quick s
Member Federal Farm Loan Board
The farmer ovorywhoro loves
peace. The American farmer espe
cially lovos po&eo. Since the dkvrn ot
history, tho farmer has boon tho man
who suffered mott from war. All that
ho possesses lies out of doors In plain
sight and Is spoil of war his house,
his. grain, his livestock. The flames
tluit light tho skies tu tho rear ot
every Invading army are consuming
tho things that yestordsy roproscntod
his lite work, and tho life labors of
.past generations or farmers.
Everywhere tho farmer Is a warrior
whin war Is tho only thing which will
buko and koop him freo. Ho cannot
rally to tho colors as quickly as can
tho dwellers In tho cities, because It
takes longor to send to tho farms tho
call to arms. It takes longor to call
the farmers from tho fields than tho
city dwellers from the shops. Many
do not hear tho first blast of tho
trumpet Others do not at first under
stand Its meaning becauso thoy havo
not had the tlmo to talk tho matter
over with thetr acquaintances. Imtoad
of reading bait a doseu extras a day,
tho farmer may read weekly papers
only. Ho must havo more time In a
sudden emergency to make up his
It Is Impossible to sot the farmers
ot tho United SUtos on flro by means
of any sudden spark of tumor. But
when they do Ignite, thoy burn with
a slow, hot flro which nothing can put
out They aro sometimes tho last to
heat up; but thoy stay hot. In a long
fight they aro always found sturdily
carrying the battle across No-Man's
Land In the last grim struggle. Tho
American farmer will give nil that ho
5ias and all that he Is to win. this
'great war against war. f
This war was at first hard to under
stand. No armed foo had Invaded the
United States. Tho night skies were
not reddened by burning rlcka and
farm housos. No raiding parties
robbed us of our cattle or horses. No
raber-rattlers Insulted our women. It
seemed to many of us that wq were
not at war the thing was so far off.
We did not realizo what a giant war
had become a monster with a thou
sand arms that could reach across tho
own land, haul grnln or drive stock
to town, it would havo dono only &
llttlo tnoro than It accomplished by
Its Interdict against tho freedom of
tho soa, What was tho ordor ngalnst
which wo rebelled when wo wont ln
to this war? Look at tho condition of
tho American farmer in . tho Irutor
part of 1914 and tho first halt ot 1915
Whon tho war broko out, through
surprise and panic wo partially gave
up for a whllo tho uno ot tho sea as
a highway. And the farmers or
America (need ruin. I know an Iowa
farmer who sold his 1914 crop or 25,
000 bushels of wheat for twenty conU
a bushel. Farmers In the south sold
their cotton for half tho cost of p-o-dudng
It Alt this time those por
tions ot tho woi Id whose ports wore
opon were ready to pay almost any
price for our prodncU. When finally
wo set our ships In motion once moro.
prosperity returned to tho farms. But
It 'never returned for tho farmers of
those nations which remained cut off
from ocean traffic.
Take tho coso of Australia. There
thre crops have remained unsold on
the farms. No ships could bo spared
to make the long voyago to Australia.
So In splto of tho efforts of tho Gov
ernment to savo tl;o farmers from
ruin, grain has rotted In tho open.
Millions of tons havo been lost tor
lack of a market.
Such conditions spell Irretrievable
dlsastor. Such condttlontPivould have
prevailed In this country from tho out
break ot the war until nqw if oar
Government had not first resisted with
every diplomatic weapon, and finally
drawn tho sword.
Why did wo draw tho sword? To
keep up tho price of wheat and cot
ton, and to protect trade only? If
someone should ordor you to remain
on your farm, and not to use the pub
lic highways, would your resistance
bo based only on the fear of loss In
profits from failure to market your
crops? By no means! You would
flKht to the last pisp! Not to make
money, but to be freo!
When n Jimn Is enslaved, all he
loses In money is his wages. Hut the
seas and tako from us three-fourths of , whlto man has nevor uoen able to nc
evcrythlng we grow. But finally wo copt slavery. Ho has novor yet been
eaw that It was so. successfully enslaved. Thero rises up
If the Imperial German government , In him against Bervitudo a resentment
hod mado and enfo.ced an order that; so terrible that death always is pref
no American farmer should leave his erable.
(This la'the first of three articles. The second to be published next week.)
U. S. Loans To Farmers
Now Nearly $50,000,000 '
Nearly twelve million dollars
was loaned out to farmers of the
United States by the Federal land
banks during tho month of Jan
On February 1 the total amount
loaned out to farmers by theso
banks since they were established
was nearly $50,000,000. the num
ber of loans closed being 24,000.
The amount applied for at that
date was $260,000,000, representing
hover 100,000 applicants.
The total loans made by tne va
rious banks were as follows:
Wichita- 8,043,2p0 ,
Berkeley . 3,006,600
New Orleans :j:.:i.. 3,02$,255
St. Louis 2,296,480
. What are you farmers alno t
do for the Government now that
it Is asklnjj for the Third Liberty
Here are come of the things your
Liberty Bond money loaned to the
Government will' buy for our boys
A $50 Liberty Bond will supply four
months' sustenance In the field for
. one of our coldly.
A $100 Liberty Bond will supply 200
pounds of smokcloss powder for
one of the big gun's.
A $200 Liberty Bond will equip and
uniform four of our bluejackets.
A $500 Liberty Bond will Btipply 180
of our boys with gas masks, - in
which to face one of the dead
liest menaces of the trenchcB.
A $1,000 Liberty Bond will buy gaso
line enough to drive on.o of our
submarines 2,000 miles' in our
campaign against the undersea
raiders of the Kaiser..
A $2,000 . Liberty Bond will supply
' 520 thirteen-pound shells to sink
Every Liberty Bond you buy helpi
actively to shorten and win the War.
"Protection the Allies afford us may
weaken our ssn6 of duty." Taft, Feb.
4, 1917. Have you weakened? Dc
your dutyl Buy Liberty Bonds.
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L. i). v
for tho NOMINATION for JOVettOV maySt,
Horn, September 1, 1877.
Son of tho Into Capt. A. M. Simpson,
pioneer shipping and lumberman.
Edtcntcd nt Mt. Tunmlpnls Academy
nnd University of Cnllfornln. '
Worked nsNi Inborer in 1889, nt $1.G0
per day, In tho ship yards on Coos
Roso from tho rrvnks to oxccutlvo
head of n largo lumbor nnd Bhlpplng
Industry, employing many thousands
Stnrted tho town of North Bond,
1001. Fostered community progress,
founded nnd developed many enter
prises. ainyor of North Bond, 1902-191-1.
l-'ntriotie work In connection with
Llborty Lonn, Bed Cross nnd War
Stamp activities, for tho Inst twclvo
Ills oxocutivo ability, his btisinoss ox
porionco nnd his constructivo poll
cios, DO make him:
'Your Kind of Man for Governor'
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ALL YOU NEED IS 25 CENTS TO BEGIN. -Buy
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