I us wcutii&i Ores"1'-' Tii:W ami Saturday fair; 1,m!(Triis portiou: nwrferale- westerly ffiudS. 10CAL: Mio. temperature 48, Max. w imNi,i 6. Xo rainfall River, .8 int. suitiouary. it wUiCiitWif Aiwajf fop Sis Months ending 5San.ii 81, 1929 5259 Member of Audit Bureau of Clrcn!f Associated Ptcs Full Leased Wire i ?.r i 1 t I i 1 f( "RTY-TIIIRD YEAR NO. 134. ' ' . 2 Hl Polk Sends Resignation to President Washington. June 4. Frank L. Poilt today resigned as under gecre- L, of state and his resignation was . i .nted by President Wilson. Mr Polk's resolution will take ef fect June 15 when he will leave Wash' " ... ineton to take a rest Deipre returning' "" i- . . to the practice oi aw i m ivn tity. His successor has not yet been .iPcted - nfunder secretary's letter of res- Kmation was not made public, but L nreslednt s reply was given out ,t the White House. It said: "v De r Polk: ic... . ""A - i IVl'H. . unnt AT Vl.lir IltfUllli III lIliiLlHT tir.n..... ...... . your retirement is one which I am estopped from answering or combat ting. I tnat 1 nave conscious and warm friendship no choice but to accept your resignation, though I do so with the utmost reluctance and wish again to express the admiration I have felt for the devoted and Intel ligent way in which you have per formed vour duties In the department. We shall alt miss you very sadly and the public service will be poorer on amount of your loss. With the warm est good wishes, ' "Cordially and faithfully yours, "WOODROW WILSON" 5Ir. Polk is the third high official of the state department to resigfn this year. Mr. Polk entered government ser vice September 16, 1915, as counsel lor for the state department. Later he was made an assistant secretary of state and last year was elevated to the post of under-secretary whenl bus, O.; Neal J. Ferry of McAdoo, Pa.; that office was created by special act: and William L. Connell of Scranton, of congress. i Pa. Wood's National Fund Is Estimated Wakl4n' T.. a "it ' Washington, June 4. Horace era treasurer for the Wood national campaign committee e-',be allowed to go unproseeuted, the! plained to the senate campaign investigating committee today why. standard and union companies have nfftWc f c,on Ur.A u li l: lfal,ed completely to relieve the short- w.nvvio u. wic ociiukc iiau uccii uuauie w iuuatc iii.111 tu oci vc a. subpoena for his appearance at the inquiry. " " "Nothing could be more false than the implication that 1 have been evad ing an appearance here," he Baid. "I have been on ft trip in the Canadian . woods which was planned long ago and which took me more than sixty miles from a telephone or telegraph line. The Idea that I have been trying to hide is ridiculous." Asked to explain the eastern financ ing of the Wood campaign, Mr. Steb bins said he had "received money which was sent through William Loeb and his associates. I paid It out by authority of Colonel Proctor and Mr. Lwb." Loob Big Contributor. -i "Mr. Loeb sent $225,000 from New York to Chicago," Chairman Kenyon interposed, "does that appear in your accounts?" . , , . "I don't want to get any duplica tion" the witness replied. . "That $2,25 was included In both'my accounts and those at Chicago." "I received between February 20 ul May 17 $30,000 from Mr. Loeb." n continued. "Then I received $77, '90 from Chicago" he said, "and about U00 from the wavg and means ommittee in New York city." There was a general discussion be tween the committee and the witness I" an effort to determine the total flood national fund. Mr. Stebbins saw that he could not absolutely set tle the point until the books were su ited. The total as given by Mr. Prague was $1,180,000. Publicity Cost Much. He promised the committee a tran "enpt of the full contributors list out e of this fund. None of the gifts, e said, were larger than $1000. Asked if independent Wood funds' re not raised for state use in New Jersey, Mr. Stebbins said there were small l0Cal expendUures but they were The witness Eaid that In general "70 C?H of the money spent from my went for publicity." The eommittee Is thoroughly satls- , that you had no intention of avola (Jj e!taniination," Chairman Kenyon ""J Mr. Stehhltw t,o tion was completed. hwm Jam,ary Ito May 21 the r ll si fr motor vehicle license-! was .n , 533' The registration at pres ,nt h 87.809 machines. LATE BULLETINS 1 j, , Washington, June 4.Rear Admiral Joseph W. Oman wilted States navy, was renominated today by President Wilson 10 be governor the Virgin Islands. ' Washington, June 4. Without amendment the senate ju aiciary committee today reported out the house joint resolution Providing for the repeal of all war1 legislation except the Lever I0xl control and the trading with the enemy act. , London, June'4.- The executive body of the National Railway , ."n has decided to ask the calling of a special congress of the (!"lsh ani British trades unions to try to bridge the gulf between Irish people anrj tjie government, it was announced today by - : H- Thomas, M. P., secretary of the National Railway Organiza- I Maze for a time threatf ning mills -riWsSngton' Juns 4-The conference report on the merchant, ! me bl" was adopted today by the senate 45 to 14 and sent to ,1(.k ( w,t.r hindered tve fire figm- k' - nOU.se. v: and fire tugs were r-tlud to Msisu i ! - mm . $12JS00 Deficit State Hospital A 1 "Vf II s r A deficit of approximately $12,500 for the biemiium is faced by the state1 hospital for the insane here under thej present high price level, according to I a statement made by Superintendent1 R. E. Lee Steiner before the state! board of control Thursday. No de mand for a deficiency appropriation' will be made however, until th -I-.: i of the institution,, "7 to tide over the funi until tn Z SimrnnrlaHnii kunm.. .. .. . v v..ca iuto. ue- Iiciencies aeareratln-. uw.ki.' ,,r . T " , r ,fcea b' various state "ist'tiitions, it was stated. f " " Is on meat for the various' fta,e lnstitutins show any material ' 'ncrease when the bids are opened June 16 over the bid of six months iaSo tt is possible that the state board I of control nmv . T exnaustea. it was stated, ure cars is to be seriously restricted in jJna It might be Possible tn mh m'iui t - eat which ha; be;; off. u rssiof tu aiaie ai a price mucn tower than cur-, rent quotations, it was intimated at! j eoieruay s session or tne board. Wilson Appoints Coal Wage Board Washington, June 4 President Wtl " men . to settle the wage controversy ,Pleasure vehicle a reasonable mileage toniQ) Tejas hetwppn th nnthrooita oi lout of his machine for recreational 1 and operators. The commission's award is to be' made within sixty days if possible and ' its award as to wages will be retro- I active to April 1, the date when the contracts between the miners and op erators expired. i The members of the ."commission are William C. Thompson of Colum- at $1,180,000 rioj.lL vr ir i i. C. Stebbins of New York, east- Treaty of Peace With Hungary Signed Today Versailles, June 4. The treaty of peace with Hungary was signed In the grand trianon palace here at 4:25 o'clock this afternoon. It was five minutes before the hour appointed. Premier Millerand . of France, one of the earliest arrivals, was followed Ing only a' fifth of their normal oally shortly by Hugh C. Wallace .the Am-!outPut n abnormal strain has been put on the Associated and Shell com erican ambassador. Mr. Wallace sat panieg and they are unable t0 fiU tne at M. MUlerand's right, while the Earl gaPl despite the fact that the Associat of Derby, British mbassador to France, sat on his left. . King Alexander ot Greece, one of tha most Interested spectators, 'remained standing. The Hungarian delegates arrived at 4:23 o'clock. As soon as they were seated PPemier Millerand rose land i said simply that the treaty presented was a copy guaranteed to be the same as the copy given the Hungarian del- egation. He then invited the Hungar- j lan delegates to step forward and sign. ' Obregon Quits As Commander Of ReVOlt ArmV Mexico City. June 3. General Al varo Obregon, commander of revolu tionary forces during the revolt which ousted Carranza from power, has re tired from the army, according to the Excelsio. Press dispatches say Gener 'al Manuel Dleguez. ' former governor of Guadalajara, who was arrWed dur ing the revolution, has been freed up on orders from Provisional President Adolfo De La Huerta. .General Ja ointo Trevlno has been named secre tary of Industry. Three Hurt In Smash. Vancouver. Wash., June 4. Three men were hurt, one seriously men were nun, one ewnuuoij, u..., morning when a street car bound i for, this the G. M. Standifer shipyards here collided with a switch engine on the railroad crossing. i , Owners Can Prevent Gas Famine Here Whether or. not gasoline for pleas-! I - : wn ana the territory tributary to ttl re car ownefs This, l . ... -v.,, , ... .. . - -i is me result or . tinAi i . .....So i.. an invesiigauon of tne situ- ation made here today. , ' ' ' . SW If. Salem 8 gasoline supply today is ab' 50 per cent of ths normal con-1 sumption and will remain cose around ! th's figure until the latter part of Jut, i or.rfi . ... ' - trucks, tractors, spraying machines, other motor driven farm and orchard implements and passenger cars used tn, I s served f it Th7, ,7 .1 Pnoenlx. Ariz., June 4. Graver pleasure care. 8Urplus WiU t0 Cleevland Bergdo.l, weai.hy draft eva- While it is impossible to state ex-'f ntnVoTmTsi ned XlToV the actly what portion of the 6500 or 6eB9'armv ai nls nnm IT ?,! . u lu " i ZZt. it.ffinu,,t n purposes. Economy I9 Necessary, Ehteen hundred gallons of g,. Ilne is suicient to propel the pleasure P"? ot Salem antJ vicinity In the neigh oorliood ot JT.000 miles. But'thnt daily mileage does not allow for sense less Joyrides and unthinking waste ot motor fuel. If all of the pelasure cat owners In the district are to be pro vided with gasoline in reason amounts. "Think of the other felow" has got to be the solgan of motorists here It esentlal industries are to be protected and pleasure cars kept in operation. Blame for the present shortage is placed squarely on he shoulders ; the Standard and Union oil compan-' ies. Despite the nleas of the comnan-1 lies that thev would he ahi tr f.iiiv rf supply the Oregon market If the 66 gravity test law was withdrawn, and the subsequent action of Governor iOlcott in announcing that violation of the bo irravitv tt nmvi.in m ' age in sny manner. For the present month the gasoline allowance of the Salem agency of the Union oil company Is but one fifth o its normal supply, according to the local manager, and this condition is expected to last throughout the summer. ' The local manager of the Standard ptatlon also reports that their sup ply for the month of June Is but one ,fifth of normal. He is unable to give 'any assurance of when an Improve ment in the situation may be expect- ed. Both the Union and Standard com panies are giving first preference to trucks, tractors ana commercial ve hicles and will continue to do so they announce. With these two companies supply- ed is receiving its normal supply and the Shell people are distributing SO percent more gasoline today than they did a year ago, according to Chas. R. Archerd, local manager for the Shell company. Both of the latter companies are caring for commercial vehicles direct, the Associated filling the orders of trucks at their supply yards, while the Shell company is handling this class of trade from Us retail station on state street. The needs of the farmers, both as to fuel to run their necessary machin ery and for the cars they use in go ing to and from town on necessary business, are being given first consid- eratlon. Other commercial 'next to be cared for and the cars are remaining supply is to go to pleasure cars. , Portlnitd Rations Fuel. Portland, Or., June 4. Use of gas oline in Portland is being restricted by all oil companies today, with pleas ure vehicles limited to a daily ration of not more than 20 per cent of tank capacity after filling and commercial vehicles to 75 per cent of tank capac ity after filling. Rationing of gasoline, agreed fo by the oil companies, following a long conference yesterday by a committee of representative business men of Portland is said to be necessary to,P us dividends on the common stock, . .... .. .. Financial mn point to this as an un- ., , t. tar a. nosible the state-1" 'lourty wide shortage which is seriously crip jpling lndustrll and agricultural pur suits In virtually al parts of Oregon. An appeal to auto owners of Port land to refrain from any unnecessary use of autos during the next two weeks will be made through a publicity cam paign planned by the ganoline con servation committee organized yester day. Road Work Delayed. Roseburg , Or., June 4. Highway construction work In this county has been hard hit by the gasoline short age and last night practically 100 mo tor trucks were compelled to cease 'operations. These machines are used by contractors engaged in paving and grading, doing a great deal of the heavy hauling connected with con struction work at P.lce Hill, Dillard and other lints. Oak' Cliutew Burm. Portland, Or., June 4. The shoot t he-chutes concession at The Oaks an amusement park nar here, was! ll-urned to the ground early toiay, the SALEM, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 4, Wages Of Women Fruit Pickers In no uren ramDusnea Tor all women employed in agricultural occupation, including the picking of fruit, vege w tables and berries, the state Industrial! welfare commission n n 1 today- EmnUv.iM .,.. ... . 'ivgiicu liriV "r.":.." woraen 10 1"??.. . .. " r n ana ; vegetables are required to pay not less i ...... .... r " t,u one-quarter or the minimum during the first eight hours and not less than double the rate there after. A woraen are .K day a week rest , " D JUT4 l-t Orrrl 1 1 I tnn 5V" w To Reach Mexico Mexican border, motoring with a com- --ding to i message received by local department uivoooStj ictcncu vy iutrn.1 ufpitiimen Break In Ranks Denied by Wood Chicago, June 4. Major General 1 Leonard Wood issued the following statement today about the rumors of a break among his managers: "The rumor; that there has been trie tion.ind that Colonel Procter Is to cease to manage my campaign is false and I can only attribute it to enemy propaganda. "Tn'B rePort has been circulated for seevral months and it has been offi- clally denied for a like length of time. ... T. ...... .in. "ociermi campaign manager and win remain so, while Frank Hitch- cock is working hard, loyaly and har- moniously for me. Grange Selects Eugene For Next Annual Session Bend, Or., June 4. Despite, a spirit ed attempt to lnd the state grange convention for Portland In 1621, the Eugene delegates won for the irniver sity city by a vote of 141 out of the 199 votes cast. McMlnnvllle was also a contender for the 1921 stata conven tion. S. J. Lowell of Fredonia. N. Y.. nas- ter of the national grange, stated that favorable lrrigtion legislation, but not legislation as proposed durin,j the re cent session ot congress, .which pro posed to approve the $500,000,000 re clamation appropriation bill. "We fought the bill," stated Loivell, "because we believe It to be political plunder. We are ready to back all worthy projects." Portland. Handy things around the kitchen are to be turned out by a new company, the Sanitary Strainer & Novelty company, which has just been incorporated. It has a capitalization j of $10,000. Commercial Club Voices Approval Of Reorganization Plan Proposed By King's Food Prodncts Company P.esolvcd to enter the world trade with their plants at Salem and The! Dalles, The King's ' Food Products company, fruit dehydraters, have be run complete reorganization of the firm, and has instituted an extensive, financial campaign in Salem. In re- our large ana sustaining lnsuiuuun organizing the company set its capital, and whose success and continued op stock at $1,000,000. Seven hundred eratlon mean much to the prosperity thousand dollars of this has been sub- of this part of Oregon, and,, scribed by Portland capitalists and ( Whereas, due consideration and In others; $150,000 has been sold at The ve'stlgatlon has been given to the Dalles and the company offers the soundness and advisability of said re- AiennAA m . .. i .t.1. nriranlvatlnn bt.il rf Inn ni.tnir .Jind remains .. t(j The company offers seven per cent' Salem has been asked to give Its en- representatives tar. to present or The company offers seven per dorsement and support to this under- ganlzea lapors views. cent preferred participating stock-taking and to recommend to our peo- F that draws seven per cent annually, "i"""" - w un a. ..".-. -.ulU ".e"'.-Bd . sale of the $150,000 worth of stock tn Salem, Firm's Prospms Bright. The King's Food Products company its unqualified endorsement to this, fuJ candidate In the primary election, has already contracted its output for proposition and recomme.nd to the ony 50 cent to acquire. Mr. Halvor tiie coming season with eastern mar- people of Salem and vicinity that they; ,,. expense account, showing that ket. This sale, Indicative of the de- give this Industry and the Portland he ,K.nt only 50 cents during his cam mand for the firm's product gave interest who are Investing so much pttgn, was filed with City Recorder base some months ago to plan for money in a Salem Industry their fin-( j, ymay. . , , v, a k,,BinMa -' nnnlat and moral sunoort to their Ut-, . - .... . . 4. t 1 Improvements, the extent of which was not made known Friday, are nlannon" fnr the local nlant. I The board of directors of the 8a-! lem Commercial Club, at their meet- lng Thursday night, gave hearty en- dorsement to the company's plans In- financing plan and to Impress upon sofar as they effect Salem, in the our people the Important and nece followlng resolution, a copy of which sity of the same to our commumly, was sent to the company: and Iti-solution Passed. Ti;at a copy of this resolution be "Whereas, the Kins' s Food Pro- duct company of Oregon owns and ... rf,.iit,iru,;., ..1.,,, n a oaiem, yiesj, i,u, . .......... , . - -. . . . , , . Whereas, said Klnfs company is ed to the press for publication." yesterday. The men were buried un being reorganized and refinanced at, j der ton of earth and the foreman this time on a large and substantial! Uanu, RllU i n'v. Dnxi.nj r.f. fcring to provide 79 per cent of the funds needed for said reorganization and refinancing, and, Whereas, this communit Is beingure. 1920. uucago Assumes Convention Aspect 83 S3 m m m m m m m Lowden Delegates Win Platform Is Next Issue At Chicago Chicago. June 4. With the arrival today of Ogden L. Mills, chairman of the republican executive committee, on policies and platform, final confer ences on the articles of the republican platform to be submitted to the con vention are expected to begin. The results of the work of Mr. Mills com mittee are to be turned over to the res olutions committee chosen at the con vention, Will H. Hays, chairman of the national committee, said as the funo tlon of the Mills committee Is purely advisory. "The nineteen sub-committees have been at work for six months and 'through the returns of more than 100,- 000 questionnaires and by dther means has obtained the views of more thai. million republicans in every field of public activity and interest," Mr. Hays said. i Public Hearings Promised. "Full public hearings before the res olutions committee will, however, be held on all pertinent questions ana in terested parties will be given an op- portunlty to present their views. "C. S. Barrett, president, and other representatives of the Farmers ra tional Union, representatives of the American Federation of Labor and Harriet Taylor Upton of the League of Women Voters, will be given adequate time." In the contests coming from the eight districts of Mississippi, a sub committee reported the proceedings of the Mulvihlll faction to be regular and thnt it.nm)l.n ... "" o.cB.. It Is un- Instructed, but Is counted among the Lowden forces. Lowden Delogates Scaled. In the South Carolina contests, where the faction led by National Committeeman Tolbert ot Greenwood was opposed by a delegation led by J. Duncan .Adams of Spartanburg, Me committee voted to seat the delegates at large ot the Tolbert delegation, which Is counted In the Lqwdpn 'Col umn. - ''' , l. In the contest from the first South Carolina district the national commit tee voted to seat the Tolbert delegates also. . Similar action In regard to the other districts vere indicated. The Tolbert-Adamg contest furnish ea tlie committee meeting with a half hour of vaudeville In which Tolbert drew cheers and applause. Former Governor Hooper of Tennessee, pre senting the case for the Adams fac tion, counted for Wood, denounced the Tolbert organization as an "oligarchy" of long standing, so repudiated by the republican voters of South Carolina that only 1500 ballots were cast for Hughes In the entire state In presi dential election of 191. The commltte wound up the Bouth Carolina contest by voting to seat all the delegates of the . Tolbert faction, counted for Lowden, but at large and In all seven districts. asked to participate In this reorgan ization and refinancing to the extent of 15 per cent of the total, and, Whereas, the value and Importance of this Industry to Salem and corn- munlty Is well recognized as one of pie tnat mey give ineir unquamieu- fmancUl and moral r'an. support to this "?L t'i the bonrd of director In regular. meeting assembled do hereby, afterthat of mayorcost George B. Hal due and seriou consideration, give ( mat ny purcnasing me secunue- 01 tne Kings roou rrouucw cuuipanjr w the limit atiked, and. That a committee be appointed for th purpose of carrying to financial, conclusion the part asked In the re-. spi'ti on the minutes ot tne tm- me-cial Club of Balem and a copy be Pro-! dxllvomd tn the Kin its r OOO I'ro-i a,,. ,,.,,,. nit rnnv , hand- Washington, June 4. xne mer-,aiu rhant maHne bill was sent bacK to - ...... ( rinfiwa tndav hv the houiie. Sneak- tt Gillett ruling that the senate con- frs hid eeded their authority In tain chnngf in the mea - Nine-Year Old Boy Will , Direct' j Convention Band Chicago, June 4. John Band III, aged 9, grandson of the noted Chi cago band director, will direct the band of nearly 1000 musicians t the Opening of the Republicn convention, when a march, "The Republican," composed by his father and dedicated to the conventlen will be played. He will use a baton presented to his fa ther by the late President Theodore Roosevelt, made ot wood brought back from the expedition into Braxil along the "river of doubt." Delegates Ffom New Mexico To Go Uninstructed Roswell, N. M., June 4.' The demo cratic state convention in session from yesterday until early today, named six uninxtructed delegates to the demo cratic national convention. Resolutions were adopted Indorsing President Wilson and opposing any at tempt to Insert a wet plank in the par ty platform. Johnson and Allen Offer Two Planks , Chicago, June 4. Outlining his campaign plans, Senator Johnson Of California today declared the John- son forces would present League Nations plank denouncing the present; covenant and urge a plank ' on the high cost of living and another on! labor against "de-humahiiing" the- republican party. Prohibition, he pre dicted, would not be mentioned. Personally, Senator Johnson an nounced, In his dally talk with news paper representatives, hje wou3d make "a straight out fight in the open, with no trades, no deals, no compromises." , "I'm tickled to deatli With the sit uation," said Senator Johnson. ,'I have a feeling of confidence that Is delightful to me." ' The League of Nations, Senator, """ , .' ... Johnson stated, is in other hands but J 'J beg'miing to dr 11 the chorusea will be presented to , the convention ' Will ng Workers that always gather resolutions committee. He said It " Participate In the noisy demons ra would declare absolutely against the"n which accompany a convention, present league covenant. The present Candldittee Mw Talk, covenant, he stated, would have to bel Publicity plans have had an Ira- redrafted entirely," to meet his ac - ceptance. "I expect instructed delegates," he said, "to remain with me until be yond peradventure of a doubt I'm out of the fight and that would mean substantially until I should them." release ALLKN I'RGES COMMISSION TO SETTLE LABOK DISPUTES Chicago, June 4. Governor Allen of Kansas, who Is to nominate Gener al Wood,' arrived today and announc ed he would offer a platform plank declaring for Judicial settlement of industrlal disputes as tne paramount Issue before the nation. 'We had thought that international Questions would be the chief Issue, said Governor Allen, "but now Indus trial problems are our principal con cern, I will appear berore tne resolu tions committee to ask a plank es tablishing a federal tribunal to decide Industrial controversies, after concil iations and all otlter efforts have failed. I have great hopes that such a plank will be adopted a olear dec- 1 ,.. ...,,l tha nnl.ll. laration for protection of the public against economlo pressure of Indus trial strife. I believe economic pres sure is the term but it mean taking the public by the throat and shaking it down by a strike." Governor Allen's determination pre sages a flenate oerore tne resolutions committee, the American Federation iy. Vf)r S lOu IOvt Halvorsen Only 50c The highest city office In Halem Vorsen of tho Marion Oarage, success- era gr 4 76; nil H. H, Vandervort I for t& cents, were also filed. Both I Mr. Slmeral and Mr. Vandervort were candldate)I tor clty council from Ward onp ' . Six Men Killed In Explosion Pittsburg, Pa. June 4, At least six men were killed by an explosion In the coal shaft of the Ontario Gas Coal company, near Cokesburg, 'a ne wuuiu ni u iu - exaci numoer ui aeau unui me uuu- Ies had been recovered. Soon after the miner went down the shaft there was an explosion (which dislodged great mesne of earth (and buried every man In the shaft. m m m In Contest s Arrival of Candidates Adds Flavor Chicago, June 4. Lines of action among the republican presidential can didates are beginning to com out et the nebulous atmosphere ot the pre liminary period and move toward def inite form. The arrival of Senator Johnson to take charge of his candidacy, and tha agreement among Wood leaders to have Frank H. Hitchcock act as their field marshal are the outstanding de velopments which Indicate that within 48 hours the situation among the re publicans will move into the staga where the loaders will begin to do business. Tilings Ready to Move, Up until today none of the conven tion forces had reached the stage where one manager was prepared to determine upon a line of action with any degree of certainty of what might be expected from his opponents. But the soundings which have been taken during the last day or two, coupled with the approach of the convention itself have advanced to tho point whfcre, as the politicians say, things are ahout ready to move. The Wood forces profess to be well satisfied with the arrangements wltti lti their own ranks and lay emphasin on tho statement that the hopes. ot( their opponents for a contest of lead ership between William Cooper Proc tor and Mr. Hitchcock have gone agllmmering. Mr. Prootor, they say, will contmue in his present capacity I with the Wood forces and the present arec,ment t0 hti,.B Mr. Hitchcock t ofjas generalissimo of the forces on th convention floor was unanimous ana agreeable all around. Atmosphere "Arrive," kftar. i..B rtavs of snoradla activity and Jockeying, things ore beginning to take on a real convention atmosphere. Hy the time the crowds of delegates hcirin nnurimr In and with the com- I lng ot political leaders from Washing ton, things are expected to be gotnij full blast. ?: ' -" The first cheers and the first songs of the boosters are beginning to be heard tn the hotel lobbies and on th street. Pianos are tinkling in many of the campaign headquarters and the ,Pei. " oegiiinmif ioojr. v.m ijowaen ana jonnran win give iww daily interviews to newspaper man. Other candidates will Jdln the plan as they arrive. Senator ' Potndextor at Washington arrives today from Wash- ington andSaturday his special train of boosters and delegates are due tn from the west. From today on ca,r , loads of delegates will be arriving? from all parts of the country to g through the rtuadrennlnl preHmlnarte of caucusing, electing" their delegation officers, members of the various con vention committees and choosing thn state representatives on the republi- can national committee. There are also many tittle booms M , candidate for president and vlce-pre 'ident who have arrived with nominal lng speeches already prepared. Tht are canvassing the various delegation trying to Induce some one to deliver them. Vice-President Marshall 1 going to have a look ot the republican contest and possibly some of the convention .m 1.1a uioaf Ud It, iia tn arHva , ' lOUay, Formal Protest By Polk County On Road Route Formal protest against the action of the state highway commission in changing the routing of the Westsirt Pacific highway a originally routed, by tiie act of the 1917 legislature, wa laid before Governor Olcott Thurs day afternoon by a delegation of Dal las and Independence citisens head- ' ed by Oscar Hayter, Dallas attorney. Objection to the change In the or iginal road program Is based on th fact that the new route ellmlnut both Dallas and Independence from the main trunk highway. This, It W contended, Is contrary to the Intent v" "v ' " 'l,, ,h i , highway map which was only adopt ed by the aid of the Polk county rep resentatives after these two Poilt county towns had been included on the road map. Governor Olcott accepted the pe titions signed by some 3000 Polls county clltjwms and agreed to call it td the attention of the highway com mission but declined to interfere with the plans of the eommUsinn, which, he declared, was created to shouMi-r this responsibility. It was Intimated that an action In mandamus would be started against the highway commission to compid tho observance of the 1917 act unlet- recognition of the claim of the Polk county town was obtained otherwise. Two million dollar annuilly is rr.- Jdutsi I In Or from 100 mines in St di..tnr,s -n.