Oregon Credit and Indebtedness for War Veterans' Fund, Measure 5 (1952)

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The Oregon Credit and Indebtedness for War Veterans' Fund Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 4, 1952 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure provided state credit and authorized indebtedness not to exceed four percent of assessable property within the state to allocate funds to military veterans for the acquisition of farms and homes.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1952)
Approveda Yes 465,605 77.86%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

AMENDMENT TO AUGMENT WAR VETERANS’ FUND - Purpose: Amending Article XI-A of Oregon constitution, providing that credit of state may be loaned and indebtedness incurred not to exceed 4% of assessable property within the state, creating funds for acquisition of farms and homes of residents who actively served in armed forces of United States not less than 90 days between June 25, 1950, and the cessation of military emergency, who was either at time of enlistment a resident of Oregon or a bona fide resident of the state at least two years after his separation from service and honorably discharged therefrom, or furloughed to a reserve.
Vote YES or NO

308. Yes. I vote for the proposed amendment.

309. No. I vote against the proposed amendment.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.