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PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1920
ERICE TEN CENTS
IS SiGjy ALL
Each Manager Predicts
His Man Will Win.
GIFTS POUR ON DELEGATES
Candidates' Service . Sta
tions Provide Every
WIVES CAN HAVE NEW HATS
League and Industrial Rela
tions Planks Are Now
CHICAGO, June 5. (By the As
sociated Press.) The contest be
tween the various aspirants for the
republican presidential nomination
is momentarily obscured by prelim
inary contests over the platform.
One is the league of nations plank
and the other is the industrial rela
tions plank. The latter is acknowl
edged to be loaded with dynamite
and the former is so surrounded by
counter-claims, both that it has been,
and that it has not been arranged,
that the real truth, of the situation
is not apparent.
Most of all the practical politi
cians, however, were predicting that
any coalition of party leaders which
presents the successful solution for
the league of nations plank will
be able to nominate their candidate
for the presidency.
Indiana Plank in Spotlight.
The league of -nations plank in the
Indiana state republican platform
brought here by Senator Watson,
foremost candidate for chairman of
the resolutions committee seems to
be the nucleus around which the dis
cussion is centering and it may pro
vide the basis for the agreement. It
declares in effect that the repub
lican party denounces the league of
nations covenant as it was brought
from Versailles by President Wilson,
but it does not close the door to its
acceptance with reservations.
At that point the reservationists
of various degrees and the irrecon-
cilables appear as the elements to be
brought into harmony. Most of the
party whips seem to be agreed that
the convention cannot take any ac
tion which could be construed as a
v repudiation of the republican leaders
Vi the senate. Compromise seems to
- inevitable, and the predictions of
' -,e field marshals are that the com-
;omise will .develop the candidate.
Leaders in Scrimmage.
, , On the sidelines of the big fight
there is a scrimmage going on be
tween the leaders of the party in
congress and the leaders of the party
throughout the country. Many of
the latter who have come to Chicago
openly expressed the feeling that
senators and representatives have
had too much to say in the decisions
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Yow W ON- GET
C OHM C fSTVO H'S
JOHNSON RULES EVEN
BET AT PARTY POST
WOOD ODDS IyAID AT 1
Quoted at 2 0 to 1.
NEW YORK, June 5. (.Special.)
The republican candidates in the bis
Chicago 'convention, ' which opens
Tuesday, have goxitf to the post with
Johnson an evenmoney favorite and
Wood leading .JLowden a .bare frac
tion; Hoover is fourth chance place,
with Hughes trailingamong the dark
horses at 51 to 1. A good many
shrewd prognosticators in the street
believe that Coolidge has a very
much better chance than is shown
by the odds of 8 to 1 quoted against
James W. Ball & Co., No. 67
Exchange Place, air th.e consensus of
opinion, or wall street as expressed
in the betting, and post the follow
ing odds on the leading lepublican
candidates, and the odds at the be
ginning of the campaign:
Republican. Odds Odds.
Johnson 1 1 8 5
Wood 7 5 2 1
Lowden 8 b 5 1
Harding 8 1 20 1
Butler 10 1 20 1
Hughes 5 1 5 1
Knox 1.10 1 10 1
Coolidge 8 1 15 1
Allen 6 1. 8 1
Davis 7 1 8 1
Ball & Co. likewise ' quoted today
these prevailing odds and opening
odds against the principal candidates
on the democratic ticket:
Edwards 6 5
McAdoo 1 1
Cox 2 1
Clark 4 1
Wilson 20 1
Bryan 20 1
Marshall 10 1
PROSECUTION IS .ADVISED
Action Proposed to Curb Alleged
WASHINGTON, June 5." Prosecu
tion under the Sherman anti-trust
and Clayton acts of print paper
manufacturers suspected of profiteer
ing was recommended today by the
senate manufactures subcommittee,
which conducted an investigation of
the paper situation.
The committee furthermore recom
mended that should government ef
forts to maintain a reasonable price
meet with failure a federal news
print board be established "to super
vise the manufacture and distribu
Hon of print paper."
GOVERNOR BEEKMAN . UP
Rhode Island Executive Suggested
NEW YORK, June 5. Announce
ment was made Tast night that the
name of Governor R. L. Beekman of
Rhode island would be presented at
the republican convention in Chicago
for nomination as the party's candi
date for the vice-presidency.
It was also announced that a cam
paign committee had been organized
to that end.
WILSON RELAPSE DENIED
Reports of Turn for Worse De
clared to Be Unfounded.
PHILADELPHIA, June 5. Reports
that President Wilson's condition has
taken a turn for the worse were de
nied today by Dr. Francis X. Dercum,
in this city.
The president's health was said to
SLAYER GETS LIFE TERM
Michigan Court Imposes Sentence
Upon Lloyd Prevost.
MOUNT CLBMONS, Mich. .June 5.
Life imprisonment at hard labor was
the sentence imposed today upon
Prevost yesterday was convicted of
killing J. Stanley Brown last De
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Penrose Unable, to Be
Present This Time.
CONFERENCE TO BE CALLED
Some One to Be Named Soon
to Take Command on Floor.
CANDIDATES NOT SURE
nything Likely to Happen When
Session Undertakes Task but
All Is TTnccrtain Now.
BY MARK SULLIVAN.
(Copyright by the New York Evening Post
Inc. Published by arrangement.)
CHICAGO, June 5. When the news
finally came this afternoon that Pen
rose would not be here, it carried
Implications not merely of his ab
sence from the convention but of the
passing of that dynasty altogether.
One would have supposed that in
stantly, there would have been a new
chieftain for all eyes to turn to.
One would have supposed that an
ancient and powerful organization
like the republican party would have
been studded here and there with
ambitious men, trained for the vacant
Dost and ready instantly to step
But it is not so. Not only an in
dividual but a generation has passed,
and in the younger generation there
are no figures camparable to Penrose
in power or personality.
Conference to Be Called.
What is happening, so far as any
thing definite at all is happening, to
fill Penrose's place is that informal
conferences will be held within the
next two or three days to agree upon
the generalship of the convention.
For the moment, Penrose's feeble
strength ebbs along a thousand miles
of telephone wire to a room in" the
Congress hotel, where his words are
received by John T King of Connec
ticut and Senator -James Watson of
If the situation here is chaotic as
to leadership, so also is ix cnaotic as
to candidates. There is, as 1 nave
said, just a faint beginning of coagu
lation looking toward leadership;
but, as respects the candidates, noth
ing grows more definite. There is not
a candidate who is confident of win
ning; there is not a manager who is
confident of winning.
There are men scheduled to make
nominating speeches who have not
any confidence in the success of their
candidates; there are men. scheduled
to make nominating speeches who
are spending today in earnest discus
sion looking to the selection of a
candidate other than the one they
represent. There is no candidate who
is adding to the number of his dele
gates. One or two candidates must
be conscious that their delegates are
weakening in loyalty. There is noth
ing definite; nothing that takes form.
Wood-Lowden KlRht First. j
Under these circumstances your
correspondent has a strong distaste
to share in the predictions that are
so common. But it would be reason
ably safe to say these things?
Somewhere in' the early ballots
there is likely to be a tug-of-war be
tween Wood and Lowden. In the
deciding of that tug-of-war the 984
delegates can be divided, roughly,
into four groups. There are about
300 delegates who are, in varying de
grees, loyal to Wood. There are about
250 delegates who are, in varying
degrees, loyal to Lowden.
There are about 250 delegates who
compose what may roughly be called
the "balance-of-power" group. They
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BATTLE ROYAL TO BE
PUT ON IN CHICAGO
SENATORS THINK THEY ARE
Convention Expected to Be Ended
as Quickly as Possible Be
cause of Hotel Rates.
BY JAMES J. MONTAGUE.
(Copyright, 1920, by the Bell Syndicate.
Published by Arrangement.)
EX ROUTE TO CHICAGO, June 5.
(Special.) In a battle royal six or
eight men, usually blameless ethlo
plans, are set at large in a ring
equipped with boxing gloves and
urged to fight until the best man
wins. Sometimes there Is a general
scrimmage. Sometimes all the little
fellows pick on the big one as long
as he lasts.
Anyway, there are side wallops, and
wallops on the bias, and punches on
the jaw, and belts on the back of the
head and even the foul line is seldom
You may have seen a battle royal.
If you have you will have a fairly
good idea of what is about to happen
at Chicago. If you haven't seen one.
the foregoing two paragraphs to some
extent will confer upon you the gift
In Chicago there are two big ones
Wood ajid Johnson and a lot of
little ones, including Lowden, Sproul,
Coolidge, Kenyon, Beveridge, Allen,
Borah, Hughes and all the members
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature,
72 degrees; minimum, 53 degrees.
TODAY'S Showers; winds mostly south
Editorial. Section 3, page S.
Dramatic. Section 4. page 2.
Moving picture news. Section 4, page 4.
Real estate and building news. Section 4,
Music. Section 3, page 10.
Churches.. Section 0. page 3.
Schools. Section 5, page 8.
Books. Section 5, page 2.
Automobile news. Section 6.
Society. Section 3, page 2.
Women's activities. Section 4, page 5. ,
Fashions. Section 5, page 4.
Miss Tingle's column. Section 5, page
Auction bridge. Section 5, page 4.
Moulding children's minds by play. Maga
zine section, page 1.
Crimes of the modern Blubeard. Maga
zine section, page
Woman in the hands of master designers.
Magazine section, page 3.
World news by camera. Magazine section,
Admiral Sims' own story. Magazine sec
. ,tionr page 5.
Is modern American woman too busy to
, marry ? Magazine taction, page 6.
B. T. Meredith, new secretary ot agri
culture. Magazine section, page T.
Hill's cartoons, "Among Vb Mortals." Mag.
azlne section, page S.
Elk lake, where trout want to be caught
Section 3. page 11.
Nile temple to attend Shrine convention
en masse. Section 3. page 12.
Prospective "first ladies of the land." Sec
tion 5. page 1.
Sid&lKhis on the presidential situation.
Section 5, page.
Sermon by Rev. Edwin V. O'Hara. Sec
tion 5. page 8.
Thoughts on the week's news by Car
toonist Darling. Section o, page 9.
GlimDses of the bird world, by G. K.
Sykes. Section 5, page 10.
Attacks by negro troops on German wo
men denied. Section 1, page 7.
Peace with all is desire of Russia, says
Chlcherin. Section 1, page 4.
Many cities change in population rank
' during last 10 years. Section 1, page 4.
New York city's population announced as
5,621.151. Section 1, page 20.
Chicago to put on battle royal during con
vention. Section 1. page 1.
Johnson declares all his delegates will vote
for him until released. Section 1,
Scope of campaign probe extended to presi
dential activities, section 1, page z.
Congress adjourns until December 6. Sec
tion 1, page 17.
President vetoes 11 bills and resolutions
signs 58. Section 1, page 1.
Wilson blames high costs of living to con
gress. Section 1, page 16.
Senate committee recommends-.legal pro
ceedings against paper manufacturers.
Section 1, page 9.
Delegate contest decisions completed, with
- Lowden getting decided advantage,
Section 1. page 1.
Johnson rules even-money bet for repub
lican nomination. Section 1, page 1.
Managers of all candidates join In victory
chorus. Section 1. page 1.
Mayor Thompson declines re-election as
national committeeman. Section 1.
ILLUSTRATES THE VIEWS HE TAKES OF SOME
11 BILLS VETOED;
' PRESIDENT SIGNS 58
INCREASED PAY FOR POSTAL
Appropriation, Army Reorganiza
tion and Merchant Marine
WASHINGTON, June 5. Eleven
bills and resolutions passed by con
gress in the closing days of its ses
sion, including the water power meas
ure and the joint resolution repealing
most of the war-time laws and proc
lamations. were killed by President
Wilson through a "pocket veto."
Fifty-eight measures, including the
merchant marine bill and that provid
ing for the exclusion and expulsion
of aliens from the United States who
are members of anarchistic organiza
tions, were approved.
The president explained that the
measures which died with the ad
journment of congress without his
signature were not reported to him
in time for their proper consideration.
The water power bill was passed sev
eral days ago and had been referred
to the interior and war departments
for their opinions, since it would af
fect matters under their jurisdiction.
Most of the other matters reached the
president during the day. Among
other bills which received the "pocket
veto" was that authorizing the detail
ing of naval officers as Instructors
in the navies of South American re
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i ivnox goes over to Governor Sproul. Sec-
iinn i no cr i. t
convention is left leaderless. savs Mark
ouiiivan. Section 1. page 1.
Fool friends deceive Wood, says Edgar B.
-riyer. oection l, page I.
Seats at premium for Dempsey trial. Sec
tion j, page xi.
State grange ends 47th annual convention.
oection l. page 10.
State director tells of difficulties in con
nection with part time school law. Sec
tion 1. page -8.
Four Idaho delegates to Chicago will sup
port, wood on first ballot Section 1
umclal list of Oregon s casualties in war
compiled. Section 2, page 4.
Illinois wins western meet, with California
intn. section 2, page 1.
Boxing added to list of collegiate sports.
section 2, page 1.
Sheppard signed to meet Leonard here
bhrine week. Section 2. page 1.-
Noted racers sign for Tacoma events Inde
pendence day. Section 2. page 1.
Coast league results: Portland 2. Salt
Lake 6; Oakland 4, Vernon 9; Los An
geles o, San -Francisco 1: Seattle 8, Sac
ramento o. section u, paga 1.
Waverley links to bave Oregon, title event
all week. Section 2, page 2.
High school annual tennis 'championship
tournament opens, section . page a.
Batting averages of .400 becoming usual
in major leagues. Section 2, page 3.
Benjamin vindicates himself In eyes of
Portland fans. Section 2, page 3.
Oregon's athletic pilots for next year are
11 stars. feectlon 4, page 6.
Charles E. Dorais selected as coach ef
Gonzaga college. Section 2, page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
All wheat markets depressed by better
crop prospects. Section 1, page 23.
Increased movement of corn expected at
Chicago. . Section 1, page 23.
Stock market Is firm at close of week
Section 1, page 23.
West Hartland named to load wheat here.
Section 1, page 22.
American tonnage to reopen former trade
routes of Hamburg-American lines.
Section 1, page 22.
Portland and Vicinity.
Hazel Irwin, accomplice In murder, pa
roled from penitentiary. Section 1
Uniform salaries for state and county offi
cials planned. Section 1, page 19.
Get ready now to let Shrlners rule town.
. Section 1, page 18.
June conventions will crowd city. Section
1. page 18.
High school pupils attracted by city life.
Section 1, page 16.
Probe of wooden-ship building of Columbia
river district under way. Section 1.
Fish and game feud dormant: legislative
committee asks: "Who wants investi
gation?" Section 1. page 16.
Sincere hospitality shown clubwomen at
annual convention. Section la page 15.
Shrine features for convention practically
all ready. Section 1. page 15.
Fuss over "Kibosh" film fizzles. Section 1.
American Legion condemns effort to secure
bonus for soldiers. Section 1, page 11.
Gasoline conservation commission will in
troduce rationing system if ' necessary.
- Section 1, page 9.
Chamberlain's foes may renew attack. Sec
tion 1. page 8.
Cigar dealers indicted on charges of gam
bling. Section 1. page 9.
F. E. Taylor, Portland realty dealer,
elected president of national associa
tion. Section 1. page 21.
Tn. tamva "Qovrr
RULINGS ON SEAT
Decided Advantage Won
in Day by Lowden.
65 DELEGATES ARE GAINED
Seating of 18 Favoring Wood
FOUR. GO TO JOHNSON
AH Decisions Are Expected to
Appealed to Convention Cre
(JHUJAUO, June i. Delegate con
tests which have furnished spectacu
lar features of the pre-convention
period were finished tonight by the
republican national committee with
decided advantage to Governor Low
Although on actual instructions of
the 137 contested delegates General
Wood received 12 and Governor Low
den seven with 116 uninstructed, the
reported leanings of the disputed
delegates favor the Illinois governor.
The committee in the two Missouri
contests refused to seat any contes
tants. All of the II dlstrtct delegates from
Virginia aligned with the Slemp fac
tion were seated.
gro Pleas Rejected.
The committee rejected earnest
pleas of negro contestants for seats
and also decided separate anti-organization
contests In the third and
eighth districts in favor of the Slemp
According to the reports of the can
didates favored by the delegates seat
ed the 135 delegates involved were
distributed as follows: Wood 18,
Lowden 65, Johnson 4, Judge Prich-
ard of North Carolina 17, tininstructed
and scattering 31, with the two Mis
souri contests rejected entirely.
All of the contests are expected to
be appealed to the convention cre
dentials committee and subject to re
vision by the convention itself.
Wood Has 124 Delegates.
The committee's decision left the
actual instructed lineup on the con
vention temporary roll, without re
gard to uninstructed delegates' known
leanings, as follows:
Wood 124, Johnson 112, Lowden 72.
Harding 39, Poindexter 14, Sproul 76,
Sutherland 16. and Judge Pritchard of
North Carolina 22.
The resolution for reorganization of
party affairs in the south followed
acrimonious battling tpday between
whites and negroes during disposal
of 43 contests, of which there were 23
from Texas, 15 from Virginia and
five from Georgia. In nearly all the
negroes charged and the white dele
gates denied racial discrimination.
The resolution by National Com
mitteeman Jackson of Maryland had
the support of southern committemen
The resolution follows:
Whereas, It is increasingly appar
ent that the so-called solid south i
in fact an economic issue strongly
inclined to the principles of the re
publican party, and
Speelal Committee Asked.
Whereas, It is obvious from re
peated contests before the national
committee and other facts no less
noteworthy that republican votes in
many of these states are not increas
ing in proportion to the increasing
belief in republican principles;
"Resolved, That the chairman of
the national committee appoint a
special committee of three of its mem
bers, one of whom shall be from the
south, who shall very carefully and
impartially study the whole political
situation in the south and also its
Concluded on Page 6. Column 3.)
RECENT NEWS EVENTS
r CAS. THE
KNOX GOES OVER TO
SENATOR DECIDES TO VOTE
BY PROXY AT SESSION.
Pennsylvania Delegation Also Is
Declared to Be Tor Sproul.
Statement Is Issued.
WASHINGTON, June 5. Senator
Knox of Pennsylvania, who recently
was indirsed by his colleague. Sen
ator Penrose, for the republican pres
idential nomination, came out tonight
for Governor Sproul.
Senator Knox also formally an
nounced that he would not attend the
republican national convention, to
which he had been chosen as a dele
gate at large from Pennsylvania, be
cause of "private business." His
proxy, he said would be held by Judge
A. It. Reed of Pittsburg.
The following statement was Is
sued by the Pennsylvania senator:
"I am sorry' that private business
compels me to stay away from the
Chicago convention especially as 1
would like to cast my vote for Gov
ernor Sproul. My proxy, however.
will be in good hands Judge A. R.
Reed of Pittsburg, whose views on
the subject are the same as mine.
"Governor Sproul's republicanism
and experience admirably fit him
for the highest office in the country.
There can be no question as to his
CHICAGO, June 5. W. W. Atter
bury, vice-pre&ident of the Pennsyl
vania railroad, and one of Pennsylva
nia s delegates at large, in a formal
statement tonight declared the Pen
syivania delegation would be for
Governor Sproul first, last and all
tiie iime.- xnis, coupled with the
statement by Senator Knox that he
regretted he could not be at the con
vention to ha,ve the pleasure, of cast
ing his vote for the Pennsylvania
governor, was taken by the political
sharps as having the makings of a
Sproul "dark horse" boom.
ADMIRAL DIES SUDDENLY
Albert Wimerliaiter Victim of
Pneumonia at Washington.
WASHINGTON, June 0. Rear-Ad
miral Albert Winterhalter, a member
of the general board, and former
commander In chief of the Asiatic
fleet, died suddenly at the naval hos
pital here today.
Pneumonia was the cause of the
admiral's xdeath. Admiral Winter
halter was born in Detroit, 64 years
ago. He served on the flagship of
the Pacific fleet.
GEORGIA IS FOR JOHNSON
Estimates Made at Kalcisrh Show
Senator Leading Wood.
RALEIGH. N. C. June 5. The Ra
leigh News and Observer announced
at midnight tonight that estimate.-
from Its correspondents showed Sen
ator Johnson to be leadinc: Malnr.
General Wood in today's state-wide
primary for the republican preferen
jniy tne most meager returns
the contest had been received.
E. E. BRODIE HONORED
Oregon City Editor Vice-President
National Editorial Association.
BOSTON. June 5. William Wilkie
ot Grey Eagle, Minn., was elected
president of the National Editorial
association at the last session of the
annual convention today. Other of
ficers elected included:
Vice-president, E. E. Brodie of Ore
gon City, Or., and treasurer, W. W.
Aiklens of Franklin, Ind.
CHINA LEADERS REBEL
Secession of Six Provinces From
Southern Canton Proposed.
SHANGHAI. June 3. (By the Asso
ciated Press.) At a meeting of prom
inent southern Chinese leaders here
today It was voted to issue a mani
festo proclaiming the secession of the
provinces of Yunnan. Kweichow. Nu
nan. Shensi, Szechuan and Hupeh
from the Canton administration of
the southern Chinese government.
General Is Victim of
LUOSES FURNISHES CLIMAX
Senator Uses Indiscreet
Language in Arraigning
CONVENTION IS LEAOERLESS
Absence of Penrose Meacs
Old Practices Will Be
BY EDGAR B. PIPER.
CHICAGO, June 5. (Editorial
Correspondence.) Leonard Wood is
the victim of fool friends, and his
political bark is making heavy, very
heavy, weather. He may be nomi
nated, but if so it will not be because
his campaign has been wisely man
aged, but in spite of its many mis
takes. The climax of a damaging
series of tactical blunders was
reached when Senator Moses took it
upon himself to arraign the national
committee for its action in seating
certain Georgia delegates favorable
to Lowden in language that was not
discreet and scarcely parliamentary.
The committee had devoted itself
conscientiously and judicially to the
troublesome task of settling the
quarrels between the many rival
southern delegates, and had sought
to decide them on their merits. This
may seem a new and strange pro
cedure for a political organization.
Certainly strict impartiality has not
been the rule in the past, out in
these present days of the uplift, po
litical management has become im
bued with the spirit of virtuous and
dispassionate action, and the com
mittee was nobly going forward to
its work without regard to the inter
ests or desires of any candidate. The
Lowden delegates won in Georgia,
and in some other place, because
their credentials were regular and
the record was clear, and for no
other reason. It is easy to work up
a contest in any southern state.
Suspicion Well Defined.
There is a well-defined suspicion
that in certain districts the familiar
game of sending on a contesting
delegation was engineered from the
outside. It would be unfair to say
that the Wood organization was
alone in any such scheme. They all
do it. But it happened in the Georgia
case that the delegation which had
only the shadow of a claim to regu
larity was avowedly for Wood. Low
den had been there first and the
machinery was in the hands of his
friends. The committee has no proper
alternative in such a contest but to
put the regular delegates on the roll.
The total number of southern dele
gates is something over 200, and the
value to a candidate is not small, for
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