POLITICAL NOTES: Ifs in Oregon

As Oregon's Wayne Morse flew home from Washington last week to be guest of honor and chief speaker at the Democrats' Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in Portland, a political rumor whooshed in ahead of him. Its component parts: 1) Independent, ex-Republican Morse, whose term in the Senate does not expire until 1956, will run for Senator in 1954, on the Democratic ticket and against Republican Guy Cordon; 2) if Morse wins, his pull on independent and liberal Republican voters might also sweep a Democratic governor into office; 3) Morse would resign his present...

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