MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1930 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.y COURIER NEWS FLWD B. SETS nmm 1 Young Lawyer Will B e State's First Farmer- Labor Governor. Hy MIA Service MINNEAPOLIS.—A young lawyer who was born on Friday ihe 13ih and who has been successfully defying that supposed hoodoo ever since is preparing 10 take office in. January as governor of Minnesota.—a new star on the state's political horizon, and one of the most. forceful personalilies [lie Fanner-Labor parly has yet produce^. He Is Floyd B. Olson, Minneapolis county atltovney. His election, to succeed Governor Theodore Christiansen: Republican, marked the first lime that his party hRd been able to win HID governorship; aufi the size of his majority hints that it may not be the last. For 12 years the Farmer-Labor parly hns been trying to get control of the state's iwlilical machinery. II has mannged to obtain a fair foothold In the IccUlaiure. has elected two United Slates senators —ono of whom is still in office— and has a representative in the House of Representatives, but until this fall it had never won a gubernatorial election. His Majority 175.000 Olson's triumph was spectacular. His majority of 175,000 was enough to carry into office with htm his parly's candidate for lieutenant governor, Henry Arens, state senator and dirt farmer who had hardly been conceded an outside chance by political wiseacres. Thus, with Olson's amazing votc- gcltlng powers exhibited, the question naturally arises: who is he. anyway?To begin with, lie'is one of the youngest men ever to hold high political office in Minnesota. Born on Friday Hie 13th of November, 1831. he is just 39 years old, and already has a brilliant record in public office. His family was nol well-to-do, and as a boy he worked his way through grade school by sellim newspapers and shining shoes. Am- bilious to be a lawyer, he got a job as a freight handler and thereby earned money to go through high school and law school. Gets Chance as .Lawyer Admitted to the bar, he secured a clerkship in a prominent law firm and waited for a chance to show his ability. It was not long in coming. 1 The trial lawyer of his firm unexpectedly fell ill on the eve of a big case. Young Olson went into court as a pinch-hitter, won the case and impressed himself on veterans of the bar as a man worth watching. That was In 1015. A year later he sought the Democratic nomination for Congress, but was defeated by a narrow margin. Then, in 1919, came another good break. When Ihc county attorney at Minneapolis was removed from office following a scandal, young Olson —then only 27—was appointed acting comity attorney. . When Ids • appointment expired he was elected to the same office, and twice again he was re-elected—and this in a rock-ribbed Republican county. In 1924 the Farmer-Labor parts •nominated him for governor. He carried on a spirited campaign and lost by 40,000 votes—not a bac showing, considering his youth and the fact that he was badly handicapped by lack of campaign funds Led Big Graft (Probe Two years ago he attracted wide recognition by starting a grand jury investigation of graft in the city council. His investigation bon fruit in short order. Four formei aldermen were sent to the pcniten After Nervous Breakdown "1 had a nervous breakdown and could not do the work I have to do around the house. Through one of your booklets I found how Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound had helped other women and I went to the drug store and got me six bottles. It has done me good in more ways than one rtnd now I work every day without having to lie down. I will answer all letters with pleasure."—Hnnmih M. Evers- mrjxT, 707 N-i6 Street, East St. Louis, Illinois. Lyoia E, Pjnkham's Vegetable Compound •My, a fifth Is now awaiting trlnl, nd half ft 'down business men we been convicted of giving rlbes. This year the Farmer-Labor par• asked Olson to run for governor gain. Before consenting ha louglit back to the 1924 campaign. i thai year the party's state plal- rm had been concocted by a num- er of extreme radicals, and con- ,ined many planks that gave his iiponeius much nmnninltlon, So e told his aprty leaders that lie ould not make the race unless he imself could write pie platform, lilch must be adopted by the par- wlthout change. In addition, he Ipulatcd Hint he was to be under 0 responsibility to anyone in tlie alter ol dispensing patronage and aking appointments as govc-mor. he.se conditions were accepted, e made the race—and now lie is overnor-clcct. Is Tall and Kcd-tlradrd Olson is In excellent, shajje phy-; cally. He stands six feet three' dies tall, hns blue eyes. Is red- eaded and Is lean but wiry. He Is: crack golfer, shooting conslslent-1 in the low eighties, although he Idom pluys more Ihun once a eek. He chews tobacco and smokes corncob pipe—although he does 01 smoke It in public, for fear thai e would be criticized for grand- auding. He is known as an able orator; id he has a story he likes to tell i htmself. in that connection. When lie was in high school ho itered a high school- oratorical intest. and memorized three ora- ons by way of preparation. Came he night of the contest. Orator o. 1 delivered Ltncoln't Gettys- urg address, the first of Olson's iree orations. Tlie next man gave Sparlacus to the ' Gladiators." hlch was No. 2 In 'Olson's reper- ilre. And the third, one delivered atrick Kerry's famous "liberty r death" sjjeech. which wns Dim's third oration. This left Olin with nothing at all. However, he had been ushering t a Minneapolis theater, ami De- Volf Hopper had been appearing icre that week. So Olson took the latform and recited "Casey at the at," which he knew: by heart, •om hearing Hopper give it so of- 'n. He won first prize. Ii Shriner, Elk; Lutheran The governor-elect is married nd has a daughter, Patricia, 10. :ie arranged one of his recent po- tical meetings for her little school- lales and introduced her' daddy to (-minute speech to the children, hem. Olson very gravely made o one of whom was more than-10 ears old. ; Olson is a Shriner and nn Elk nd belongs to the Lutheran hurch. AUTO IMPORTS INCREASE SANTIAGO. Chile, (UP)— Importation of automobiles during he first halt of 1930 decreased 50 per cSnt as compared to the same oA.lasl year. . •. . ..- . Air Service to Island Believed to Be Near ELIZABETH CITY, N. C,, (UP) —Possibility for early establishment of an air passenger service between New York an Bermuda, via Cape Hatteras, N. C., hus been increased with leasing of tlie Jersey City N. J., airport by Albert Lewis, New York, and Lewis' negotiations fnr purchase or lease of an atr- jjcn site at Halwras. It is even possible Hatteras may be the port of entry and embarkation for trans-Atlantic air lines that will go to Europe, via the Bermudas tind Azores 11 Is 400 miles from Hatleras to the Bermudas; 1,200 miles from the Bermudas lo fie Azores, and only UOO mile.1 from the Azores to tlie c- ast of Spain. 11 is approximately 400 miles from Hatlcras lo New York. This proposed route would make possible establishment of regular air service between His United States and Europe, robbing trans-Atlantic flying of the hazards of winter.' Lewis, president of Jersey City Airjiort, Inc., long has been interested in a quiet way in North Carolina coastal development and Is sure of future advancement with opening of 'the Wright Memorial Bridge and construction of seashore drives. > Wisconsin Prepares. For Return of Beer MADISON, Wis., (UP)-Wisconsin fanners viewed with interest developments In two sectors today as brewers openly prepared for the manufacture of legalized beer and the university agronomy department anounced. progress in ihc growing of better grains. Repeal of prohibition against er, expecled by prominent brewers of the state, would increase the market for grains, especially barley, farmers observed. At 1lK^ same time announcement was| made that a smooth bearded white! barley hus becu bred by the agron- i omy department. It JIM all ol lh« good qualities of older strains 01. barley with prosiwct of. the' discomfort caused by barbed grain, at; harvest time eliminated. The agronomy department also has developed strains of wheat anil i oats that yield exceptionally Irish, • and has produced a . |>cdigrccd I while rye, It Li claimed, that yields heavily of a grain coming up to the most exacting sirecillcatlons of millers. PAGE NINlt' Read Courier News Want Ads. 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