POLITICAL NOTES: A Swing & a Miss

Though Republican leaders in Oregon wasted no love on their maverick U.S. Senator Wayne Morse, there was just no stopping him. The only real opposition that turned up against him in last week's primary was a lantern-jawed farmer from Deadwood named David I. Hoover, who had never run for office before. Hoover, an ex-deputy sheriff from Los Angeles, implied that Morse was a Communist or worse, and businessmen, lumbermen, doctors backed Farmer Hoover with wads of cash. But when the returns were in Morse had beaten Hoover by a 2-to-1 vote, and seemed virtually certain of re-election in the fall.

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