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Oregon State Normal Schools in Southern and Eastern Oregon, Measure 1 (1918)

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The Oregon State Normal Schools in Southern and Eastern Oregon Amendment, also known as Measure 1, was on the November 5, 1918 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have established the Southern Oregon Normal School at Ashland and the Eastern Oregon Normal School, somewhere east of the Cascade Mountains, by levying one twenty-fifth mill tax upon taxable property within the state.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 1 (1918)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No66,07056.95%
Yes 49,935 43.05%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Constitutional Amendment - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the Legislature - ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING SOUTHERN AND EASTERN OREGON NORMAL SCHOOLS - Purpose: To amend Article 14 of the Constitution of Oregon by adding Section 4; appropriating one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars to establish "Southern Oregon Normal School" at Ashland, and one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars to establish "Eastern Oregon Normal School" east of Cascade Mountains; prodding for maintenance of each school respectively, from funds procured by levying one twenty-fifth mill tax upon each dollar of taxable property within the State, for Southern Oregon Normal School, and a like tax for Eastern Oregon Normal School; all funds hereby appropriated shall be expended by Board of Regents of Normal Schools. --- Vote YES or NO.


300. Yes

301. No

[2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 1 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on February 16, 1917 by the Legislative Assembly.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.