VOL.. LIXNO. 18,5GG Entered at Portland Orej?on) Postoffice as Second-Class Matter. PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1920 PRICE FIVE CENTS RICH NEW YORK PAIR ELOPE TO MARYLAND CARROLL Ij. WAIXWRIGHT WEDS EDITH C. GOULD. OMAHA DEALERS SAY SALES BOOM TRADE SUGAR PROBE HELD AIMED AT SHOT GREEN-CUP RACER IS IN AMERICAN WATERS HIRAM'S STRENGTH IS HELD TRANSIENT TO PACIFY IRELAND VETERANS TO REPIiACE RE CRUITS IX AREA. SHOE PRICES TO GO BACK TO OLD LEVEL SATURDAY. SIR THOMAS UPTON'S HOPES BORXE BY CRAFT. $500,000 IS LENT HOOD CAMPAIGN H ITCHCDCK AGrINS AHA MAiAT I V Cincinnati Manufacturer Also Makes Gift. GERARD SPENDS $14,040 Palmer's Expenses Are Re ported to Be $59,610.. STEEL CAUSES INQUIRY Alleged Underpayments of Income Tax Occupy as Much Time as Campaign Expenditures. WASHINGTON, May 26. Colonel "William Cooper Proctor, Cincinnati manufacturer, who has been described as "the angel' of Major-General Leonard Wood's Ohio campaign, testi fied today at the senate investigation of pre-conventlon political financing that Ijo had advanced J500.000 to Wood's national organization. He es timated that contributions from all other sources would not inakej as much. The committee of inquiry also went Into the expenditures of three other candidates during the day. C. C. Car lin of Virginia, former representative and manager of Attorney-General Palmer's national organization, testi fied that its cash expenditures had been 159.610. James W. Gerard, former ambassa dor to Germany has spent - $14,000 all his own money as a "presidential candidate, according to his manager. S.. T. Jones of Dea Moines, la., while Representative Louis Crampton of Michigan said about $13,000 had been spent in his state for Senator John son, republican, California, this total not . being included for the Johnson national campaign account previously fixed at J6S.138. Mr. Carlin was questioned more ex tensively about alleged underpay ments of income tax by the Crucible Steel company and Mr. Dupuy, former chairman of the board of directors of that company, than he was concern ing campaign expenditures. He told the committee that the largest con tributor to Mr. Palmer's campaign was Mr. J. Guffey, who gave $10,000 and who was identified as a promt ncnt oil man. Gift Also Made. This name became confused with that of Colonel James McClurg Guf fey, former democratic national com mitteeman from Pennsylvania, . and Mr. Carlin-eaid afterward that Colo nel Guffey was the man he had in mind. It developed subsequently, however, that the contributor was Joseph l- Guffey of Pjttsburg, also an oil man and a former democratic national committeeman from l'enn- sylvan ia. Colonel Proctor testified that be hides advancing $."00,000 to General Wood's campaign fund, he had made a contribution of $10,000. He object ed to naming other contributors, say ing that the men charged with han dling the campaign finances would give names .and exact amounts Urged by members of the committee, however, be eaid that Ambrose Monel had given $20,000 and that William Wrislcy, "a fellow like me," and "Mr, Byllesby, a New Tork banker," had been largo contributors. Stout Spent on Publicity. The witness said that his own ad vance of money to the general's cam paign had been "as idealistic as giv ing to the Red Cross during the war and added that be "intended to ad vance as much more as he felt would be proper." A suggestion that his advance had been "underwritten" by a group very rich men was sharply denied by the witness. Giving general details of expend! turcs. Colonel Proctor said that "60 to 10 per cent was spent on publicity and educational campaign work" and that the national organization had gone into 47 states, spending proba bly an average of $8000 for each state. Local organizations in eight or ten states financed themselves, he aid, but he again indicated he would leave to others full explanations. "Men don't like their names used 1 this connection." the witness said wben pressed for name: of contribu tors, "and it is embarrassing to me when there are other sources." The witness said he did not have personal knowledge of any other large contributions, adding, "our treasurer will tell you exactly." Sen ator Reed took up the point. "I only know of a single large sub scription besides my own, that is definitely," Colonel Proctor said, "that was $2.000 from Ambrose Monel." Senator Keed demanded further light. "I do net know definitely about subscriptions." Colonel Proctor said. 'The trouble Is, men do not like to have their names mentioned in a con nection of this kind." "We've insisted on it With others," Senator Reed said. "Well, there's a fellow named Wrigley," Mr. Proctor said. "William WrigleyT" Senator Reed I put in. "Yes, he's a fellow like me," Colonel Proctor replied. "How much?" asked Senator Reed. Other Help. Too. "N'ow, I don't kndw," Colonel Proc tor said. "I've personally done no soliciting. I'm perfectly willing to give this, though it's a little era barrasring when you will have the (Concluded sa Face S. Column &) Government Making Effort to Pre vent Attempts to Destroy Prop erty and Take Reprisals. LONDON. May 26. More troops are I being dispatched to Ireland to combat the property destruction and similar movements which are continuing there. Unexpected orders were received to day at Aldershot for the Cameron Highlanders to leave tomorrow for service in Ireland. The evening? newspapers all give this development special prominence, it being added that not only is the garrison in Ireland being increased. but that steps are being taken to replace the younger soldiers by bet ter disciplined troops in order to pre vent reprisals such as have occurred n the past. COAST ALLOWANCES CUT Senate Committee Deckles to Elim inate Appropriations. WASHINGTON, May 26. Elimina tion of appropriations for Pacific coast submarine bases at Los Angeles, Cal., and Port Angeles, Wash., was agreed upon tentatively today by the senate and house conferees on the naval appropriation bill. Pacific coast members said an effort would be made to restore the items in the senate. Another tentative agreement was made regarding the proposed naval base near San Francisco. The con ferees decided to strike out the $1,000,000 appropriation for prelim inary work and arranged to substi tute a commission of three senators. three representatives and three naval experts to investigate available sites cn San Francisco bay and report to congress by January, 1921. MARK UP TO 3.15 CENTS Heavy Speculative Buying Prompt ed by Reports From Germany. NEW TORK, May 26. Buying of German exchange unparalleled since the armistice was reported by deal ers in foreign bills today, forcing marks up to 3.15 cents apiece, said to be the highest quotation in more than a year. It contrasts with the minimum quotation of 1 cent last February. Purchases ran to large individual ots, in soma Instances approximat ing i,ooo,uuu marts. much or tne buying was believed to be specula tive and based on reports that Ger many's industrial condition is show ing decided improvement. TREASURE SHIP IN PORT Largest Consignment Ever Brought to San Francisco Arrives. SAN FRANCISCO. May 26. The tramp steamer Charlton Hall, bound from far eastern points to Havana, put into this port today to discharge 3.500,000 English pounds or $13,480,- 000 in treasure consigned to the United States mint. It was the larg est amount of treasure brought into the port at one time, according to the marine department of the Cham ber of commerce. Federal Reserve bank officials here announced that the treasure is in tended for ultimate receipt by the Federal Reserve bank of New Tork, MEAT PRICES GOING DOWN Another Retail Market at Spokane Announces Reductions. SPOKANE, Wash., May 26. A sec ond retail meat market here today an nounced reductions in the price of pork chops, beefsteaks and some other cuts of beef and declared that further "substantial reductions" in the price of meat may be expected within the next two weeks. ' The drop In beef prices averaged 2,,4 cents a pound, it was stated. McADOO IS SPHINXLIKE Democratic A-pirant for Presi dency Refuses to Talk. PASADENA, Cal., May 26. William Gibbs McAdoo, formerly secretary of the treasury and director-general of railroads, arrived here today for "a few days' rest in California," he said. Ho declined to discuss politics, and would not admit, newspaper inter viewers said, he was going to the democratic national convention at San Francisco. CARAVAN TRUCK STOLEN Army Observation Machine Taken " In Stockton, Cal. STOCKTON Cal, May 26. The big army observation truck which made the trip from Spokane. Wash., to Stockton with the coast Ad club cara van, has been stolen from in front of a local hotel, where it was left for a few minutes by Sergeant Sink, In charge. The machine was the typical army drab, with "17. S. A"' in white. JAPAN PICKS AMBASSADOR Baron Gonzuke Hayashi Succeeds Viscount Suterui Chin da. TOKIO, May 24. (By the Associat ed Press.) Baron Gonzuke Hayashi. former administrator of the province of Kwantaung. South Manchuria, was today appointed Japanese ambassa dor to England, lie succeeds Viscount Sutemi Chinda, Republicans Joined by Leader in Treaty Fight. WILSON SUPPORT DWINDLES General Democratic Opposi tion to Measure Develops. REQUEST MAY BE, IGNORED Fnrf irMfona Are President's Mes- sage Will Be Considered Briefly, Then Tabled. WASHINGTON, May 26. Demo cratic opposition developed today to President Wilson's request to con gress for authority to accept a man date over Armenia. Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska, ad ministration leader in the peace treaty fight, joined .republicans opposing the measure and there were indications that other democrats would stand with him. The meeting of the house foreign affairs committee, called to obtain the views of Secretary Colby, was post poned because of the secretary's in ability to attend, but there were many informal conferences by botr. parties t which members expressed strong objection to any proposal which would send American troops to Europe or Asia. Reqirat I.tk.ely to Be Tabled. Chairman Porter indicated that the president's message would be con sidered briefly and then laid on the table, which would end it. Inasmuch as the senate has failed to ratify the treaty with its league of nations covenant, republican members of the house committee declared there were legal objections to the presi dent's proposal. They contended that to accept a mandate would be like doing indirectly what congress had not permitted to be done directly. The house committee is not ex pected to meet until Friday, but the senate foreign relations committee probably will take up the mandate question tomorrow. The president was asked In resolution introduced today by Rep resentative Mason, republican, Illi nois, for full information as to the cost and number of troops required in connection with his mandate proposal. HltrheoclE Voleea Disapproval. Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska said he did not expect to support President Wilson's request for authority to ac cept a mandate over Armenia. "I understand other democratic! members or tne toreigii relations com mittee also will not give their ap proval," said Senator Hitchcock. The senate committee plans to dispose o (Concluded on Pace 2. Column 8.) ISN'T IT ABOUT ................. . t ISN'T IT ABOUT TIME TO BE LOOKING AFTER OUR OIL SUPPLY? t - .V. ........ . ....................................... ....................... .... Both of Old Families; Parents Ex press Surprise bat Xot Objection. NEW TORK, May 26 Confirma tion of the marriage at Elkton, Md., today of Edith C. Gould, daughter of George Jay Gould, to Carrol L. Wain wright, both of 'New Tork. was given here tonight at the Fifth-avenue home of the young woman's parents. It was announced that a telegram had been received from the couple saying they had been married. ' 'The family was greatly surprised," said the statement. "There is no par ticular reason for the elopment. The young man has always been accept able to the family. The family wishes them all success." PHILADELPHIA. May 26. A dis patch from Elkton, the Maryland Gretna Green, says Edith C. Gould, said to be a daughter of George Gould and Carrol L. Wainwright, both of New Tork, were married there this afternoon by the Rev. John McEl- moyle at the town's Presbyterian church. The couple arrived in Elkton by automobile and after obtaining a mar riage license motored to the manse. where the clergyman resides. The bride gave her age as 18 and the bridegroom said he was 21. Immediately after the ceremony, the newly wedded couple left - Elkton in their motorcar. Young Mr. Wainwright is the son of Stuyvesant Wainwright and a grandson of the late Bishop Wainwright of New Tork and is a di rect descendant of Peter Stuyvesant, founder of New Tork. NEW TORK, May 26. Stuyvesant Wainwright. father of Carrol Wain wright, declared late today he had no knowledge of his son's marriage in Elkton today to Miss Edith C. Gould. He added that his son was out of town but that he did not know his where abouts. He declared he was not acquainted with any of the Gould family and did not know his son was engaged to Miss Gould. MIAMI, FLA., IS GROWING Population More Than Quadrupled, According to Census. WASHINGTON, May 26. Census an nouncements today were: East St. Louis, nL 66,240; increase. 8193, or 14 per cent. Fulton, Mo. 5595; increase, 367, or 7 per cent. Norfolk, Neb. 8634; increase, 2609, or 43.3 per cent. Miami, Fla. 29.549; increase, 24, 078, or 440.1 per cent. Florence. S. C. 10,968; increase. 3911, or 55.4 per cent. SUPPLY BILL IS PASSED Senate Approves Sundry Civil Ap proprlation Measure. WASHINGTON, May 26. The $440, 0.00,000 sundry civil appropriation bill the last, of the regular annual gov ernment supply bills, was passed by the senate today. The bill was then sent to confer ence. TIME TO BE LOOKING AFTER Reductions "Bring People Down Town With Idea of Buying" Asserts Retailer. OMAHA, Neb., May 26. "Omaha re tailers did from 2 to 2?4 times the volume of business since the big re duction sales have been in progress ' they did at any normal business period before In the same time," said J. W. Metcalf, secretary of the Asso ciated Retailers, today. "The sales have helped business generally by bringing people down town with the idea of buying. One shoe dealer told me he had sold 20 per cent more shoes during this peri od than before. The largest store of those which have been giving horizontal discounts today announced its 30 per cent re duction would not prevail after next Saturday. Two other stores made similar announcements. SUGAR WILL GO UP AGAIN Portland Consumer Soon to Pay 30 J Cents, According to Notice. Word of another advance in sugar prices was received by wholesale gro cers yesterday. The California & Hawaiian Sugar Refining company made the announcement that it would probably put out a quotation of $27 a sack the latter part of the week. The present wholesale- price of su gar in the Portland market is $24.25, which is based on the cost of the. sup ply which was purchased some time ago. Should the California company car ry out its latest threat the price will not become effective until sugar bought on that basis is received, and when it comes the consumer will pay the retailer about 30 H cents a pound for his sugar. ARCHER SEEKS GRIZZLIES Surgeon Takes Arrow for Bears; Pistol for Emergency. SAN FRANCISCO, May 26. With, the intention of slaying four grizzly bears with a bow and arrows. Dr. Saxton Pope, practicing surgeon at the affiliated colleges of the Univer sity of California, left here today for Yellowstone Park. W. W. Sargeant, secretary for the California academy of sciences, announced. Dr. Pope, an expert in archery, and his companion, Arthur Toung, will carry automatic pistols also, but these are to be used only in case of emer gency. CONFEREES DO NOT AGREE Lump Sum for Rivers and Harbors Proves Obstacle. WASHINGTON, May 26. Conferees on the rivers and, harbors appropria tion bill failed to reach an agreement today and decided to report a dis agreement to their respective houses. An understanding was reached on the general provisions in the bill, it was said, but the amount of the lump sum appropriation proved the obsta cle. The houso. bill fixed it at $12,- 000,000, while the senate bill provided for $24,000,000. OUR OIL SUPPLY? Medford Hearing Said to Be Political Shield. TELEGRAMS MADE PUBLIC Official of Utah-Idaho Sup ports Claim With Messages. SEED CORNERING CHARGED Testimony Against Company Re veals Plot to Kill Independent Rogue River Project. MEDFORD, Or. May 26. (Special.) Investigation of the Utah-Idaho Su gar company by the government, ac cording to charges today in the hear ing before the federal trade commis sion. Is a mere political shield behind which the efforts of the democratic administration to defeat Senator Smoot for re-election are being veiled. This accusation was made by Alexan der Nibley of Portland, son of Bishop Nibley of Salt Lake, manager of the Utah-Idaho company. In support of this charge Mr. Nib ley and his brother, Merrill Nibley of bait Lake, assistant manager of the company, made public the texts of telegrams which passed between Hen ry W. Beer, special attorney repre senting the federal trade commission, and George E. Sanders of Salt Lake, one of the chief witnesses for the government in the hearing recently concluded there. Teta Made Public. The hearing here was called pri marily to complete the testimony of banders given at Salt Lake City and aiiow tne company to complete hi cross-examination, but he has not ap peared, ana is not expected to. The telegrams presented- by Mr, Nibley follow: f kwi, Idaho. May 13, 1920. oeorge banders, care Dr. Snow, 60 Urst avenue. Salt Lake, Utah. Ex pect to close, leaving here Saturday What do you intend to do regarding Medford and Grants Pass proposed hearing? Wire me collect. BEER "Federal Trade Commissioner. "SALT LAKE CITT, Utah., May 13 1920. Henry W. Beer, special coun sel. federal trade commission, Rigby, Idaho. Do not know what to advise you about proposed hearing at 'Grants Pass. Think you ought to have about three weeks from now. One of you investigators should be there a week in advance lining up witnesses. Don be In too big a hurry to finish your case, as public sentiment is fast changing and almost entirely for gov ernment prosecution. Sugar magnates anxious for you to get through. Palm er should keep you on the job. 1 you keep going for two months It will cost Smoot his senate scat. Bet ter kill some time with Washington authority. Ogden tomorrow. "G. E. SANDERS." The outstanding feature of th hearing today on the conspiracy in restraint of trade charge against the Utah-Idaho Sugar company before the federal trade commission was the testimony -relating to the alleged quashing of the independent beet sugar factory project of Colonel J. F. Mundy in which a number of other Medford people were interstd, by cor nering all oi the ocet seed in the country. It had been proposed by Colonel Mundy " and his backers to put through this independent plant after the Utah-Idaho company bad decided to locate at Grants Pass. Beet Seed Declares! Cornered. Mayor Gates, who was on the stand again today, testified that Alexander Nibley of the company told him in 1916 that his company, the Utah-Idaho Bect Sugar -company, had bought up all the beet seed for three seasons ahead. Evidence was given that the Colonel Munday factory project. which was In process of organization and into which Frank Owen of Med ford had put between $25,000 and $30,000, was given up when it was found that someone had f ornered all the sugar beet seed. In refutation of the Utah-Idaho company's claim that it moved its factory eventually from Grants Pass to Toppenish, Wash., ' because th Rogue river valley could not grow enough beets. Professor Reimer, head of the southern Oregon experimen station at Talent, told of his success ful growing of sugar beets both at the station and various other parts of the valley. Mayor Gates had testified prevl onsly as follows: "Mr. Storrey, the company's expert, had passed favor ably on all the land signed up around Medford in December, 1315, and Janu ary. 1916. Our farmers planted 800 acres to sugar beets the first season. I shipped beets raised just outside of Medford to the exposition at San Francisco which won first prise. gold medal and certificate. That must have been some beet!" W. H. Gore Testifies. W. H. Gore, the Medford banker an member of the legislature, told about talking with officials of the Utah Idaho company during the local cam paign to sign up enough acreage to insure the company's factory bein located at Medford, Including Bishop (Concluded on Pag Column l. Efforts to Lift Yacht Trophy Re newed After Over .Six Year Period. CITY ISLAND, N. Y., May 26. Sir Thomas Lipton's challenger for the America's cup was launched here at high tide tonight, at the yards of Robert Jacob, where she has been since last November. The green racer, bearing Sir Thomas Lipton's private signal and the burgee of the Royal Ulster Yacht club, slid down the ways and hit the water at 7:15 p. m. As she took her first plunge since being altered, her crew and the representatives of Sir Thomas sent up a cheer. They all were of the- opinion that Shamrock IV Is the most dangerous yacht that ever has come after the America's cup. As 'she slipped down the ways. Shamrock IV looked an entirely dif ferent yacht from the one that ar rived from England in August, 1914. The yacht's bow and underbody have been changed so much that she never would be recognized by yachtsmen who saw the craft six years ago. Six tons of lead have been cut off the forward part of her fin and "lagged to the bottom of the keel. Her bow has. been changed from a scow to lines resembling an extreme racing cutter. All agree that she has been wonder fully improved. "MA" SUNDAY TAKES TRIP Wife of Evangelist Proud of Hood River's Vote for Wood. HOOD RIVER, Or.. May 26. "Ma" Sunday is here on a business trip from Oklahoma City, where her husband. Rev. Billy Sunday, will remain until June 20 conducting evangelistic serv ces. After a few days spent in look ng after details of their Odell ranch. Mrs. Sunday will return to Oklahoma City. We are proud that Hood River county folks gave Wood a handsome majority," says Mrs. Sunday. "We do not believe that the Oregon election will have any great national signifi cance. Most Americans, we think, be lleve as Hood River county folks do." TAFT IS-AGAINST PRIMARY Direct Law .Held to Defeat Real Will of Voters. SEATTLE, Wash., May 26. Repub licans of Washington were urged to secure the repeal of the direct pri mary law, which he characterized as an "instrument to defeat the real will", of members of political parties, by William, Howard Taft In an ad dress at a reception given in his honor, by King county republicans here tonight. Mr. Taft, who earlier in the even ing delivered a lecture on the league of nations, left tonight for Portland, Or. INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS Th Weather. YKS'VEftDAY'S Maximum temperature. dd degrees; minimum, degrees. TOUAY'S Showers; southwesterly wines. Foreign. Former Premier Balfour of Great Britain visits Vatican to discuss Irish problem with Pope. Page 5. More troops are ordered to Ireland. Page 1. Hun envoy letters laud Colonel House. Page 16. National. Hitchcock joins republicans In opposition to Armenia mandate. Page 1. State department orders investigation of latest Mexican atunaplng case. Page 3. "Angel" tells of advancing- $500,000 to wood campaign and promises to do bet ter if necessary. Page 1. Daniels says probe unjust and unfair. Page 8. Johnson strength held to be transient. Page 1. Domestic. Big publishers release paper and save many small newspapers. Page 2. Rich New York couple elopes to Maryland. page J. Omaha dealers say sales boom trade. Pase L Challenger for America's cup launched at t-uy lsiana. page l. Courts in conflict as to constitutionality of ijever act. rage -i. Railroads do not oppose wage rise. Page Pacific Northwest. Street-car company again asks rise. Page 7. Sugar probe held aimed at Senator Smoot. Pago 1. Red soviet in Seattle federal jail aids In prisoners' escape. Page 6. Sports. Eddie Shannon, here to met Joe Bn1a- min, hopes for match with Benny Leon- am. Page 14. Coast league results: Portland fi. Sacra mento 2: San Francisco 7, Oakland - Los Angeles 6, Vernon 9; Seattle 1, Salt Lake 4. Page 14. Catlin Wolfard defeats Waiter Goes for club tennis title. Page 15. More than 10O0 entries received for rollegl ate a-ames opening at Philadelphia to morrow. Page 15. Commercii.1 and Marine. Demand lor cereal carriers s met and scramble for ships seems to be over. Page 22. Cereal crop prospects in Oregon are sat isfactory. Page 23. Short covering sends dp corn at Chicago Page 23. Stock trading la broader and bonda ad vance. Pise 23. Portland and Vicinity. Head of Japanese department store visit ing here takes optimistic view. Page 12. Delegates to real estate convention start east today. Page 9. Farmer blames his downfall to movies. Page 13. Highway commission to map out road pro gramme. Page 9. Johnson's lead now 1932. Page 4. West as rate unit urged by coast shippers. Page 4. Mystery prevails at trial of suit against commissioners over Vista bouse expense. Page 4. Wallace McOamant declares he will not support Johnson at convention. Page 6. General Barnett says marines did -Dot win war. Page 22. More testimony given la Pittock will casc Tage 8. Applicant for divorce says wire trained son as pickpocket and shoplifter. Page IS. Cooks say tney do -not intend to strike and are willing to arbitrate. Page 22. Scattering After First Vote Predicted. MANY STATES ARE ANALYZED Eight of Michigan's 30 Ex pected to Stick. OREGON CONTRIBUTES ONE Nebraska, North Dakota and Even California Delegates May De sert, Is Outlook. BY MARK SULLIVAN. (Copyright by the New York Evening Tost. published by Arrangement.) WASHINGTON. D. C. May 27. (Special.) The Oregon returns are in and Johnson definitely has won the state. This is Johnson's last oppor tunity to make any addition to his delegates except one minor and In clusive primary in the south. It is therefore an apprcpriate time to ex amine into .lust what . Johnson's strength in the convention is, and how much he will be able to do with it. This question will be one of the con clusive elements in the strategy of the convention. Johnson won the Oregon primary but only one of ten is for liim. That, unhappily for Johnson, is the story nearly everywhere. His popular vote in the primaries has been nothing less than sensational; but, measured in terms of delegates, they are much less important. Ex-President -Taft expresses the Oregon result In the words: "There is only one Johnson man on the delega tion. The others will leave Johnson as sdon as they can." Mr. Taft says this, as the context shows, in a spirit of exultation. Exultation -FaMU- Matter." Whether this kind of exultation on the part of republican leaders who don't like Johnson is wise is a fam ily matter and persons outside the party do not need to take any part in it. But it is fair to say that quite apart from partisan consideration this attitude of- Mr. Taft is. to say" the least, not sportsmanlike. When a candidate makes a race such as Senator Johnson has made without any help to speak of from the local party organization a race, as Senator Johnson expresses it. "personally initiated and personally conducted" when a man makes a race under these circumstances and is attended with sensational success the better qualities of human nature tend to applaud him and wish him well- Public exultation over the fact that circumstances beyond Johnson's control prevent him from getting the full measure of delegates that his success with the people entitles him to is, to put it on the mildest basis, dubious sportsmanship. Without getting further into this aspect of the case it is possible to say fairly confidently that the more practical republican leaders do not share Mr. Taft's point of view and will not treat Senator Johnson ia the spirit of Mr. Taft's utterance. Quite the contrary in fact. There is a phrase frequently heard among republican leaders to the effect that "Johnson can have everything but himself for the presidency. He can write the platform, he can be th vice-presidential candidate and he can name the presidential candidate." ' Johnson to Have t'hance. This way of saying it is, of course, a deliberate exaggeration, for none of all the prerogatives will be turned over to Senator Johnson. But he will be taken into the party councils and he will be given-an opportunity to demonstrate the fullest strength hs has without being defeated by hostile manipulation of the delegates on th part of leaders. In fact, your corre spondent's expectation is that at some stage in the convention Johnson will be given a vote quite in excess of the lis delegates who are lined up as Johnson delegates. But what the present article aims to deal with is not the merits or de merits of Johnson and not the wisdom or unwisdom of the attitude of other leaders toward him; this article aims , to deal solely with Johnson's statis tical strength in the convention. This aspect will have vital bearing in the convention as a whole quite apart from the degree of Senator Johnson's personal success. The vital question and a most vital question it Is is, as commonly expressed, what John son will do with his delegates after and if he knows he cannot win him self. The question has particular in terest just now when many of us are amused o see other candidates making friendly approaches to the man from California. As bearing on this .question let us consider the ac tual basis of Johnson's strength. True Supporters Few, Johnson has 188 instructed dele gales, but of these only a fraction are really Johnson men at heart. Consider the Michigan delegation for example: Johnson won the Michigan primary and won it spectacularly. The 30 delegates from that state are bound to vote for him on the first ballot. But the question of how long after the first ballot they will con tinue to vote for Johnson is wholly (Concluded on Pase 2. Columa l.