Cannot Stand Fusionism

Lifelong Democrat Will Support Republican Principles.

J.T. Rorick, of Klickitat County, Sends a Letter to the Chairman of the Central Committee—His Reason for Leaving Fusion Ranks

GOLDENDALE, Oct. 25.—J.T. Rorick, manager of the Interstate Investment Company at Grand Dalles, Klickitat county, a lifelong Democrat and a man of great intelligence and force, is the latest recruit to the Republic ranks in this section. Mr. Rorick recently addressed a letter to Hon. W.B. Presby, chairman of the Republic central committee, in this city, in which he gives his reason for joining with the party of sound money and progression. Since coming to the state five years ago Mr. Rorick has been prominent in the councils of the Democratic party, and, while never an office-seeker, has attended all the county conventions and has been prominent in the party councils. Before coming to the state he was editor of one of the influential Democratic papers of Michigan. His letter to Chairman Presby is as follows:

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Rorick, Howell Get Water Posts

SACRAMENTO, April 21—David Rorick Jr., of Oceanside, and Supervisor Dean Howell, of Escondido, were reappointed to the San Luis Rey Water Authority today by Gov. Warren.

Rorick, an attorney, is an executive of the Federal Savings and Loan Association of Oceanside and represents that city on the authority, Howell represents the County Board of Supervisors on the authority.

Terms of the new appointment extend until Sept. 19, 1954. Both men first were appointed in 1946.

Source: San Diego Union, April 22, 1951.

John Rorick For State Legislature

Petitions for the nomination of John P. Rorick of this city as a candidate on the Republican ticket for representative in the state legislature from the second district of Lenawee county were being circulated today.

Mr. Rorick’s candidacy for the legislature has been rumored frequently since the first of the year by friends who have been anxious to persuade him to enter the primary but he declined to take the initiative and recurring announcements from other sources that he was a candidate have been followed by statements from him to the effect that he was not. He stated today that if a nomination came to him he would be inclined to accept.

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Political News from the 1900s

Chancey Wallace, who has been foreman in the Herald office for several years, has gone as a delegate to the republican state convention at Pocatello, from whence he expects to go to the Blackfootcountry and other sections on a tour of recreation. He expects to be absent about six weeks, when he will return to Nezperce and assume his position in this office. Mr. Wallace is missed by his may friends here who will rejoice in his return. (Nezperce Herald, August 2, 1906)

Chancey Wallace expects to leave Saturday for Boise to attend the republican state convention. (Nezperce Herald, August 27, 1908)

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Political News from the 1800s

On Saturday last we attended a discussion at Onion Grove station, between Mr. Aldrich of Wyoming, and Mr. Rorick of Jones county.  It was just such a discussion as does good among the people.  They are both good speakers, but Mr. Aldrich having justice and right on his side, is more than a match for his opponent, in this discussion.  We hope these gentlemen will continue their discussion till they have visited every school house in the North party of the county, at least.  Mr. Aldrich will speak in Tipton some time during the campaign.—There were about 200 persons at the meeting at Onion, and nearly all were Republicans, at least we such to be the fact from the demonstrations of applause during the speeches and the hurras [sic] for Lincoln at the close.  (Tipton Advertiser, August 30, 1860)

The Democrats of Delaware county have nominated J.H. Peters for State Senator, and Joel Bailey for Representative.  In Jones Co. the same party nominated C.H. Rorick and G.W. Miller as Representative.  We glean from the Dubuque Herald.  (Daily Iowa State Register, September 13, 1867)

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He “Delivered The Goods.”

We noticed last week by the Idaho papers that Chancey Wallace, of Nezperce, has announced himself a candidate for the office of secretary of state. We hope the Idaho press and politicians will forgive us if we mix in this matter in Chancey’s behalf. To make a long story short, we “found” Chancey on the Kamiah grade, selling watermelons, some fifteen years ago and, being hard pressed, hired him for a printer. He soon demonstrated to us that he knew his business, in fact, he “delivered the goods.” After four years with us on the old Nezperce Herald, as state central committeeman of old Nezperce, we urged his appointment as state land selector for north Idaho. Receiving the appointment he applied himself to his work and was known by his superiors as the man who made good. Continuing in public service, he was appointed postmaster of Nezperce and so thoroughly did he master this later work that his reports were accepted by the government as received and with the exception of the first quarter none ever came back for correction. Mr. Wallace now comes forward and asks for your franchise for the high office of secretary of state. If you nominate and elect him you can rest assured that your trust will never be betrayed and that the state’s business will be conducted with the same care and precision as has characterized his public work in the past. As a true and disinterested friend we would ask you on primary day to remember Chancey Wallace, the man who has always “made good.”—Clarkston Republic.

Source: Grangeville Globe, August 31, 1916.

W.C. M’Connell

Has Returned From The World’s Fair

Also Heard Bryan In The Democratic Convention

W.C. McConnell and wife are home from the world’s fair at St. Louis and Mr. McConnell is enthusiastic over the fair as being a great and magnificent exhibition. He declares it is really too big. The distances are so great that one is actually tired out in the effort to see the many sights.

Mr. McConnell was fortunate in securing an elegant room with bath in a private house at the rate of $1.50 a day for the room and breakfast, which he considered exceedingly reasonable. He stated to The Telegram that there are many places in good locations where such accommodations can be secured. As stated above, his only objection to the fair is the fact of its immensity.

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Indian River Improvements

Judge Sutton returned from Lansing Sunday morning where he went to look after the bill introduced by Senator Canby, appropriating five sections of state swamp lands to aid in removing the sand bar in Indian River. The bill passed the Senate Saturday morning, and will undoubtedly receive the approval of Governor Begole. The five sections of swamp lands appropriated is part of the land appropriated in 1879 in aid of the Black River improvement[.] Judge Sutton says there was a big lobby on hand for and against the hill, but it passed all right. This improvement will be of the greatest value to the navigation of the Inland Lakes, and we congratulate the people of Cheboygan and Emmet Counties on the success of the bill.

Source: Cheboygan Democrat, May 17, 1883.