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1918: Portland, Oregon
Nebraskan May Head G. A. R. Now Camping at Portland, Oregon

   PORTLAND, Ore.   Aug. 17  -  Two candidates for the ofice (sic) of commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic had declared themselves today preparatory to the opening of the annual encampment next Monday. They were C. E. Adams of Nebraska and Fred H. Hurd of Seattle. Friends of each candidate were active today in campaigning among arriving delegates. Word from Seattle was that Hurd was preparing to invade Portland backed by a delegation of one thousand on a special train. Election probably will be held Thursday, the fourth day of the encampment.

   For national president of the Woman's Relief Corps two candidates were being mentioned. Mrs. Eliza Brown-Dagget of Atteboro, Mass., present national secretary and Mrs. Harriet Hendee of Portland, present national senior aide.

Lincoln Star, Lincoln, NE: 17 Aug 1918

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