The News-Review from Roseburg, Oregon on May 8, 1942 · Page 8
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Roseburg, Oregon
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A EIGHT ROSEBURG NEWS-REVIEW, ROSEBURG, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1942. Candidates Seeking Nomination at Election May IStli Governor Sprague Cites His Record in Bid for Republican Nomination .ik-ikiiJMa.- tAi Basing his campaign upon his - record of the past four years, Governor Charles A. Sprague, above, is a republican candidate Xor renomination. Ho was born In Lawrence, ': Kansas, In Nov. 1887, and obtain- .. ed his education in tiie schools of 2 that state and at Monmouth col-T. lege in Illinois. He served as us- sistant superintendent of public Instruction in the state of Wash- - ington for several years prior to 11 coming to Oregon In 1925 to serve "" ns business manager of the Cor- vallls Gazette-Times. In 1929 he " became editor and publisher of the Oregon Statesman, published ... at Salem, and became one of the " state's best known editors. Active In political affairs over a number of years, he also has i taken a leading part In civic ac- tivities. He is a member of the ,, Salem chamber of commerce, the notary club and the Presbyterian church. He is a trustee of Willamette university and Albany col-lefto. , Record In Office Cited In submitting his candidacy for nomination, Governor Sprague states: "I submit that my administration has been clean, vigorous and , constructive. : "Under my leadership success-i ful attacks were made on the problems of employment. Indus-, trial peace and order have pre- vailed. Business and agriculture , have prospered. "The finances of the state arc In excellent condition. The deficit has been wiped out; the Indebted- . ness steadily reduced. For Ihe first lime in history nil property taxes for state purposes, inelud- lug the elementary school tax, have been eliminated, the only , property tax remaining being for strictly local purposes. "The war-stimulated prosperity has Increased receipts from Income and excise taxes and I shall recommend to the next session of Ihe legislature a substantial reduction In state Income taxes; or the application of an equivalent sum for reduction of local property taxes. This will bring much- . wanted relief at a time when fed- eral taxes are high and should be ' an attraction to new Industries. "In my administration real , progress has been made In efficiency and service of executive , depart ments. "I have wnrkc for Improvement : of our public school system '.. through consolidation of districts mid equalizing the tax burden, and Ihe establishment of vocational schools. I favor more gen emus support for our school system. "I have worked for Improvement cles for the economic upbuilding of Oregon through a i-omplele program of forest legislation for consei-vallon and renewal, and through an organized effort to develop Industries to utilize the state's resources of power and products of farms, forests, mines and the sea, and now to participate In war production." Russell J. Hubbard Asks Nomination for Senator ' From Douglas G. O. P. - Russell J. Hubbard, of Reeds-IHrt, republican candidate for , state senator from Pouglns county, has long been identified Willi the development of the lower Umpqua area. He has made his home in the Reedsport district j lor the past 2!i years, all hough holding proX'rty Interests throughout various parts of the county. He Is at present engaged - In installation of a sawmill at . .Sulherlin. For the past IS years Mr. Hubbard has served continuously as a commissioner of the Port of limp-qua, and in that rapacity has made numerous trips to Washing-Ion In the Interest of securing harbor development. , He has been engaged In timber and sawmill 0Hratlons and general fanning over (i period of yeaiis, his Interests having ecu- j lercd principally In the lower I Umpqua district. I ! "I reallp h lmpprlnnce nnd I necessity el the best rnitcavui'S from every citizen 6f our stale In the present national war emergency and I pledge my personal cooperation and devotion to a victorious objective," he states In submitting his candidacy to the voters of the county. F. C. Calkins Seeking Office of Assessor F. Curtis Calkins 1s a republi can candidate for the office county assessor, a position hold for many years by bis late fath er, Frank Calkins. "I feel," he states In presenting his candidacy to the voters of the county, "that my knowledge of the values of all lines of Oregon property, as well as the experience I have had In the assessor's office as a deputy, has fitted me as a competent man for that office. "If nominated and elected, It will be my goal to conduct the business of this office as econom ically as is in keeping with ef flciency; to work harmoniously with the state tax commission, and to give due consideration to the party assessed before making decisions." Arthur M. Geary Asks Republican Nomination For U. Sj Senator Arthur M. Geary, above, candidate for the republican nomination for Jnlted States senator, Is a native' of Oregon, having been born at Medl'ord, December 5, 1889. He attended the Mcdford public schools and Falling grammar school In Portland, later at tending the Portland academy. He received his B. A. degree from University of Oregon In 1910 and his L. L. B. degree from Columbia university in 1915. Mr. Geary operated the family farm at Medford for two years and served from 1911 to 1913 as graduate manager of student activities and secretary of the U. of O. Alumni association. He was na tional field representative of the American Fruit and Producer Auction association in 1915-lfi. He has been engaged In the practice of law, specializing In marketing, marine, rail and highway transportation eases since 1910, except for 18 months of army service during the first World war. He has served as a member of the board of gover nors of the Oregon State Bar, Inc. He is a member of the Presby terian church, the Grange, Amerl-1 can Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Kngle lodges. Anti-Pressure Group. His statement of candidacv fol lows: "1 am for winning this war-whatever It takes and then for an enduring peace. My ballot slogan Is: No more fenceslrad-dllng; mobilize everybody and everything for this war effort. "If and when elected senator 1 w ill he a representative of nil the people ot Oregon as individual citizens and not as members of pressure groups. Therefore, lie-fore any groups had announced endorsements. I slated publicly that tt is my desire that no group whether It he capitalistic, labor, farm, religious, anil religious, cor pnrate or racial indorse my candidacy for the republican 'nomination for U. S. senator from Oregon. At this time of emergency the nation ovpocts every cltlen to do his duty as an individual and not as a member of any pressure group. "The principal reason that I have requested no pressure groups to Indorse my candidacy and the principal reason for ni refusing to commit lll self now as i to any hill or the pros.,l of any j person or group Is that I want to 1 he governed by my judgment of : the facts at the time each Issue arises for decision. II Is Impossible to foretell and prejudge as to the future w hich we face. 'It seems to me that since so many of our young men must make Ihe supreme sacrifice in this war, surely any United Slates senator ought to be willing to do whal he considered to he in the nesi interests of Oregon and the j iwr.-M a V.HI.K- niuiuui i"i 1 lavor." Howard tatourette Seeks Governorship via Democratic Nomination Y-- - - , of j Howard Latourette, above, de mocratic candidate for the gubcr- i natoriai nomination, was born fn Oregon City In 1883. He received his early education In Oregon public schools and his "advanced education In University of Ore gon. He was admitted to the practice of law in 1905 and has sirtee been engaged in that profession. He was elected to the Oregon legislature in 1934, was made speaker of the house In 1935 and Was elected democratic national committeeman for Oregon In 1936 and again in 1940. In his program he announces he is a staunch supporter of President Roosevelt. Ho believes, He states, that plans for recon struction should go hand-in-hand with an all out war effort. Advocating a reduction of non-war ex penditures and the elimination of frills and extravagance In state government, he says: "The people of Oregon are willing to pay and to make every sacrifice to win the wnr, but it Is absolutely es sential that non-war expenditures and state and local taxes be slashed, else we find ourselves bankrupt." Other platform issues include: substantial old-age pen sions; full development and utilization of Bonneville power; encouragement of agriculture and enterprise and development of natural resources. Floyd K. Dover Seeks Democratic Nomination For Congressman 1 1 U.I m s Horn in Portland. Ore.. In 1893. Floyd K. Dover, above, of Grants Pass, is seeking the democratic nomination for congrewman from the fourth district. Mr. Dover attended high school in eastern Oregon, and, although orphaned at the age of I I years, studied petroleum and mining engineering and law while working in mining, logging and sawmill camps. He attended Oregon State college in 1922 23. He enlisted in Ihe 1 1th Infantry of the regular V. S. army in 1911 for service In Mexico and within Hi months was advanced to regimental .sergeant major. He served In France with the 91st division. He was severely wounded in action and spent seven months In hospitals In France and was decorated with the Purple Heart and Croix de Guerre, the latter with Sliver Star citation. Mr. Dover owned an operated a sawmill, was pivsldcnt-mnnagor of an oil producing corxiratiou tor eight years; In 1929 home-steaded on F-vans creek, in Jackson county, and spent four years in business at Hogue River constructing auto courts hud service stations. He was elected state treaMiivr of Jackson clubs of Oregon in lr,iS and served In 1!) Ill II us sl.H, .,mn,nn,W f the Disabled American Veterans of the World War. He Is a life member of the P. A. V charter member .r n... a i III Pans. France. IMst No. 1 memlier Gi ants Pass post. American Legion, nnd V. F. V and Is affiliated with the Eagles lodge. Security Benefit association. Townsend club and Young Democratic clubs of Oregon. Platform Set Forth It nominated and rlected." he states. "I will during my term ot '."M' - e i;i o protect America Hjjainsl any possible ;grrsliin: ' ' v : ' X . !. -I" ". ' ft -m' wit work for adequate Oregon coast line defense; fight for passage and protection of all disabled American veterans benefits; work aggressively and diligently for a pension bill In line with the Townsend plan; demand equal rights to fair and lawful bargaining for both labor and Industry; legislate measures for development of all natural resources in Oregon; cooperate fully with all farm organizations and work for legislation that will benefit the great farming Industry. I will back President Roosevelt to the last Jap, will support his war poli cies and the Atlantic charter." Harris Ellsworth Asks Republican Nomination For Seat in Congress Seeking the republican nomination for congressman from the fourth congressional district, Harris Ellsworth, above, state senator from Douglas county and editor of the Hoseburg News-Review, has spent all except one of his 42 years as a resident of the state of Oregon. Son of a lumberman who was active for many years in the saw mill Industry of Oregon and Washington, Mr. Ellsworth received his early education In public schools of this state and University of Oregon, from which he was graduated in 1922. After leaving the university he was employed for a short time in sawmill work and later became editor-manager of a lumber in dustry trade journal. He served one year as an associate professor of Journalism at University of Oregon, and prior to 1929, when ne Decame editor ol the Koscburg News-Review, served as secretary-manager for the Oregon Newspaper Publishers association. Active In Civic Affairs Since becoming editor of the News-Review he has taken a very active part In civic affairs, serving ns president of the Rosehurg chamber of commerce, Rosehurg Rotary club and other civic organizations. In the chamber of commerce he has been very active In efforts to develop Douglas county industries as head of the industries committee. Among other civic and public positions of responsibility he has served as vice-chairman of the Douglas county civilian defense council, member of the Keep Oregon Green poli cies committee; vlco-pi-esident of the Oregon Wildlire federation, chairman of the Douglas county chapter of the American Red Cross, president of the Oregon Newspaper Publishers associa tion, president of the Oregon Press conference and is now president of the Oregon Alumni association. Mr. Ellsworth was appointed state senator by Governor Charles A. Sprague to succeed the I. He C. W. Clark. He is a member of the Eagles and Elks lodges. Rotary club, American Legion and grange and attends the Episcopal chinch. He is married and the father of two daughters, both attending Rosehurg high school. Platform Set Forth Mr. Ellsworth in his statement ol policies stresses as of all Importance a victory in the present war effort. "There lias been no move made to slash the onn.iless non-defense federal agencies." he states, deelartng that "these must bo cut down to below the limit." He also stands, he stales, for "a fair deal for labor." and will endeavor to work with labor organizations to "correct existing difficulties in legislation to provide a method of settling jurisdictional disputes w ithout work stop page." Particularly Interested in development of fourth district resources, he urges Improved highways and other transHn t.iium facilities, improved harbors and ports; a sound agricultural imllry of production rather than scarcity; federal policies to advance rather than retard mining development, and an orderly policy (or forest conservation and development of timber. He points out that the fourth district has more than SO per cent ot the IXnirlag (It timber left standing ,u 'n ft '( f' I I -tfzpf'' I I'micu Mates. . . , A, George A. Simon in Race For GOP Nomination For New Congress Seat George A. Simon, of Eugene, candidate for the republican nomination as congressman from the fourth district, is a native of Douglas county. He was born of pioneer parentage at Kellogg, June 24, 1884. He received his early education in Prineville and The Dalles, and obtained college training at Philomath, Oregon. He engaged in the study of law and was appointed Justica of the peace at Mora after admission to the bar. For the past 22 years he and his family have resided In Eugene, A daughter, Beatrice, Is a graduate of University of Oregon and the state normal school, and a son, Hubert, is a student at the university. All are active members of the Methodist church. During early manhood he engaged in various business activities and farming and at one time owned and successfully operated a 1000-acre wheat farm In Sherman county. At present he is owner and operator of a large orchard in Lane county. Ex-Farm Union Head Mr. Simon has served as president of the Farmers' Union in Sherman county and is now a member of the grange, I. O. O. F. lodge and other organizations. He served eight years on the city council at Eugene, where he was chairman of the police commit tee. He has made an extensive study of the police and social lives of the countries ot tne world and has. travelled extensively throughout the world. "I believe that the first great task Is to win the war as quickly as possible with Ihe least amount of loss and after that to promote a peace that will forever end war," Mr. Simon states In submitting his candidacy. "I believe we cannot only promote the development of our resources, but can conserve them as well for posterity. I do not believe in making a game out of politics but believe there should be more business in government. If elected, I will give all problems considerate interest. I believe In a fair profit in business on the farm, a fair wage to laborers, and fairness to the taxpayers. Since I have worked in the mills, logging camps and on the farms in Oregon and am now interested in developing n mine in southern Oregon, I believe I have a personal contact and knowledge of resources that should be valuable In congress." Walter V. Monger Asks Republican Nomination For State Senator Walter V. Monger, above, candidate for the republican nomination for state senator from Douglas county Is a World war veteran and sawmill operator at Look-ingglass, where he and his family have resided since 1935. A graduate of Oregon State college, school of electrical engineering, class of 1917, he enlist ed In the air corps and was assigned to the school of military aeronautics at University of California in Berkeley. He served as an aviator in the first World war and as a pilot in the organized re ive until late in 1927. Following discharge from army service, Mr. Monger ran surveying instruments with the state highway department on construe tion of the Pacific highway in .he northern part of Douglas county in 1919. He has been engaged n farming and sawmill operation at l.ookingglass in recent years. Mr. Monger is a member of ihe Presbyterian church. As a dls- abled veteran he has served as a member of the state executive committee of the D. A. V. for seven years. "Believing in a 'Government of the people, by the people and for the peopie,' myself. I am convinced that the majority ol Ihe people still want that type of government, " Mr. Monger asserts, "If nominated and elected I will endeavor to support that principle. "As for the wnr. there Is one thing on which we can ill igive: we must win as soon ns possible. We may differ as to the Nst way to do it. but we must work together oiK-e a decision hs been leached." r 'SC Percy A. Webb, Former Sheriff, Seeks Office Of Justice of Peace. ' . j Percy A. Webb, above, form6r Douglas county sheriff, now a candidate for the republican nomination for Justice of tne peace from Deer Crek district, submits his candidacy In the following statement: . 1 am not a lawyer, in Douglas county there Is only one district so far as I know in which a lawyer is serving as Justice of the peace. 1 submit to you the law is that in trials before a justice court jury, the jury is the judge of both the law and the facts, and the Justice has no power to instruct the jury upon questions of law. "I submit to you the law Is that a justice of the peace has no discretion to create a Small Claims Dopartment of this justice court, for such departments were cre ated in every justice district of our state by act of the legislature in 1917; a justice of the peace cannot alter that which the will of the majority of the people has long since created. "As your sheriff of Douglas county for ten years, I have gain ed considerable experience in the enforcement of laws and the ad ministration of justice. I have lived among you for fifty years, and you have on all occasions trusted me with your confidence. "If nominated and elected, I shall give the people a capable, conservative, economical administration, guided by sound prin ciples and common sense, not blindly, but openely and without purchase, with equality and justice to all. "On these statements I respectfully solicit your support on May 15th." George M. Radich Out For Legislative Seat George M. Radich, above, Reedsport business man, is the sole candidate on the democratic ticket for the nomination for state representative from Douglas county. He received his elementary schooling at Clifton, Oregon, then Sicnt two years at Astoria high school and was graduated from Benson Polytechnic m Portland in 1922. He attended Oregon State college In 1923 and later went to Northwestern School of Commerce. He earned tits way by gill-netting salmon on the Columbia river. For three years Mr. Radich held the position of warehouse And delivery manager with the firm of B. F. Schleslnger and Sons in their Portland store of Olds. Wortman and King. He then siient two and a half years at the company's Oakland. California, store ns assistant to the general manager. Active In Civic Affairs Returning to Oregon in May 1932, he fished commercially In the Columbia river until i938. When he moved to Reedsport. where he has since resided while employed ns manager for the Reedsport plant of the Columbia River Packers association. He has been very active In civic i t - - 'f r r y j VX I& LA 5 i I fy rector In the Reedsport chamber of commerce. Mr. Radlch is 41 years of age and was married in Oakland, California, to the former Doro-tha Williams, who is a graduate of Armstrong college. Mr, and Mrs. Radlch are the parents of one son, George, Jr., aged 10 yeai"s. Walter W. Whitbeck In Democratic Race For U. S. Senator Seat Walter W. Whitbeck, above, democratic candidate for the nomination for U. S. senator, was born in St. Paul, Minn., in the year 1892, and moved to Clackamas county, Oregon, in 1910. He joined the U. S. army in 1917 and served during the first World war as a sergeant major and chief engineer in the 321st Motor Transport corps. He returned to Portland in 1920. Mr. Whitbeck is married and is the father of six children. He has one son in the army at the present time. He is a home owner and tax payer and is engaged in the general insurance business. Following his return from the World war he was engaged as a labor agent for several large railroad companies and logging concerns before engaging in the insurance business in 1924. Champion's Pensions Mr. Whitbeck Is active in civic and political affars; is a member of the American Legion, Eagles lodge, 'Jackson club, Willamette society, Democratic central committee and several old age pen sion groups. His program is as follows: "1. Rehabilitation of all men disabled or maimed in the services of the armed forces. '2. Proper hospitalization nnd medical care for all veterans. 3. Permanent world peace af ter the world war In tmpliance with President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill's Atlantic charter. '4. Retention of the National Wagner Labor Relations act. 5. Social Security Act to be amended providing for a national Old Age Pension Act in coopera tion with the States, providing the sum of $40 monthly. "6. Stabilization farm act to provide for a national cooperative marketing system, thereby stabil izing prices which will directly aid the farmer and the cattle raiser. "7. Extension of rtnn 'Grand Coulee transmission lines providing power to various communities of our state. "Our state has been sadly neglected from a national standpoint and many large industries and payrolls have slipped from our grasp. We recently lost the large aluminum plant due to the inability of our national officers to function properly. "My slogan reads as follows: Loyalty and devotion to my government, my president, and "our people." Ned Dixon Candidate On Republican Ticket For County Assessor Dr. McBeth A. Milne, Seeks Nomination for United States Senator - .---.1 fii-: 1C I Dr. McBeth A. Milne, Multnomah county, is a candidate for the democratic nomination for United States senator. Born in Michigan, August 1, 1892, son of a Baptist minister, he came to the state of Washington In 1909. He attended schools In Washington and was graduated from North Pacific Dental college in 1925. He was employed with paving crews, In cannery plants, a furniture factory, and as a retail clerk and automobile salesman, prior to attending college. He has served as president of the Portland Dental society and has been active in dental education and legislative matters. He works actively in civic affairs, the Red Cross and civilian defense. He is a World war veteran, having served with the 91st divis'5 and was a battalion sergeant met Jor when wounded in Belgium in November, 1918. He is a member of the Presbyterian church, Masonic lodge, Eastern Star and American Legion, and holds affiliations in several dental professional units. His statement of candidacy is as follows: Chaos Blamed on Apathy. "I believe that the condition of the civilized world today is largely due to the apathy of my generation toward world problems. "We have lost the moral fibre of our ancestors, because we deliberately chose the easy, downhill road. "The foreign policy which y) initiated and promoted by fife senate minority in 1919 1920 and which caused the rejection of the covenant of states called the league of nations, designed to pre vent war and to promote peace and justice throughout the world, has been blindly continued up to this war, carrying civilization be fore it Until it now stands upon the very brink of destruction. : "If the league of nations had been given our whole-hearted support, its power and authority could have stopped the Japs In iwancnuria, prevented the war in Spain, compelled Mussolini to withdraw from Ethiopia, restricted Hitler in his preparations for war, and prevented his invasions of Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. "The foreign policy of the m-lure must give us full participation, Willi powers of enforcement, in some similar 'covenant of states.' It will be the enduring expression of a victorious Ameri' ea, based on American honor and the American conception of freedom. "It shall be my purpbse to support the war administration to victory, and promote an enduring peace based upon our full participation and enforcement." Ned Dixon, above, came to Oregon in 1907 from Kansas and received his early education in the elementary and high schools in Drain. During his years in high school he worked in one of the general merchandise stores owned by Walter Kent, and after tjie business changed hands, whenQ) was made manager by the new proprietor. He worked for a time In the Drain State bank after leaving the mercantile business, but resigned to attend Oregon State college. Where he took a business course. While attending college he enlisted in the U. S. armv during .the first World wrar and served with Ihe American expeditionary forces in France. Following his discharge from military service, he spent several years in the grocery business, later coming to Roseburg, where he spent six years In the employ ot the Standard Oil company and later owned and operated a service station at Stephens and Mosher streets. For the last five years he has been serving in the tax collecfJ department of the sheriff's office. His family consists of his wife. Madgp Dixon, otic mn, John, euid aniausrner,Marllnrr, ti.-, ... ' - i' s'... -..w. .4. .: ii.uim re xnT-prcsiaem ol the i i nndidtite fot Ihf rwiubliiin Kcedsport i Lions-club vand a tU - "hortiihation : IorrJcountv assessor ' - 1 ' - . ' - s. i ? -i- . - --

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