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of Kansas W! BATHER FORECAST for Kansas: Cloudy and unsettled tonight and Thursday; warmer tonight. HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 28, 1920 TEN PAGES FOUR CENTS WOOD VS. FIELD IN THREE STATE 6. 0. P. FIGHTS General "Wins Massachusetts Delegates at Large. Loses Ohio Delegation to Sena tor Harding. JERSEY VOTE STILL IN DOUBT 1 Johnson Gained and Lost Lead on Early Returns. Washington to Give Solid Vote to Poindexter. It was Wood against the field In yesterday's New Jersey, Ohio and Mas sachusetts primaries, and it was Wood against the field In the returns as re ported today. The feature of the day's voting was the contest between Wood and Johnson for" the Republi can delegates selected in New Jersey. The early returns last night gave the general a slight lead over Johnson, which the Californian this morning wiped out, but later returns early this afternoon once more gave Wood the edge. In Massachusetts the army man was in a direct contest with Governor Coolidge, the state's favorite son. Johnson had not made so determined a stand in the Bay state and left the fighting to Wood, who on the face of today's returns shows strength but not the lead. Twenty-nine of the state's delegates will go to the Republican convention unpieagea, Due it is unaer- stood will cast at least the first ballot for Coolidge. Two delegates at large were selected pledged to Wood and four others are considered favorable to him. In Ohio, Senator Harding holds a strong lead over the army man and the state can be expected to send a delegation pledged to cast its first bal lot solid for the state's favorite son. In Washington the Republican con vention pledged its four delegates at large to Miles Poindexter, but whether or not the district delegates will be' considered so pledged is doubtful. The Idaho anil Arkansas Republican conventions are being held today. The Idaho delegation will undoubtedly be divided but there is expected a lively contest between the G. O. P. aspirants for the Arkarsas Big Four. Wood Gets Ten in Olvlo. Columbus, Ohio, April 28. Figures In the hands of Secretary of State 'inith late today showed Maj. Gen. 'l-eonard Wood elected two delegates In each of the Twelfth, Sixteenth and Twenty-second districts in yesterday's presidential primary. He is believed to have a fighting chance to elect two more, one in the Fifteenth and Wil liam II. Boyd, Wood candidate for delegate at large. Returns, which may be altered In one or two districts upon later ad vices, showed that Wood probably would have eight and possibly ten del egates. Returns showed three of the four delegates at large apparently elected pledged to Harding and one pledged to Wood. Harding candidates had no opposition in three counties and appear to have carried fourteen districts. Wood candidates apparent ly were successful in three districts. Two districts still were in doubt, but in one of these districts the nine teenth (Youngstown) one Wood and one Harding candidate appeared to be leading. Returns from 4.i22 out of 6.882 precincts in Ohio showed the following vote for delegates at large to the Republican national convention: Daugherty (H), 84.787; Galvin (H), 95.827 ; Turner (W). 86.476: Willis H), 95.098; Boyd (W), 89,408; Her rlck (H), 106.025. Jersey Vote Is Close. Newark, April 2 8. Revised returns late today indicated that the preferen tial presidential primary contest In New Jersey with the struggle of con trol of delegates from that state to the Republican convention in Chicago, would be fought to the last vote by Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood and Senator Johnson of California. Altho 1.893 out of 2,025 election dis tricts gave the general a lead of 684 vith a totol of 50,755, matched against Johnson's 50,071, the result of the preferential contest and alignment of the states 28 delegates appeared still In doubt. Regulars Carry Ray State. Boston. April 28. The organization slates of Republican and Democratic candidates for delegates at large to the national conventions were elected by substantial majorities in yester day's presidential preference primary, according to the complete vote today. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge led the Republican Big Four, who headed the ballot as a groim. He was fol lowed in the order named by Speaker i-renericK it. uniette of the national house, former Senator William Mur ray Crane and Edward A. Thurston, former chairman of the Republican state committee. The Democratic "regulars' were elected by majorities of three and four to one over former Congressman Joseph F. O'Connell, who made his campaign on an anti-prohibition issue. Those elected are Senator David I, Walsh. Richard H. Long, twice Dem ocratic nominee for governor; District Attorney Joseph C. Felletier and Dan iel V. Dohertv. Of the thirty-five Republican dele gates, Including those at large, twenty nine are unpledged, but several of these have announced their intention to vote for Mai. Gen. I.eonard Word. J wo are pledged to Wood and four "'''If to him. The entire Democratic delegalion is unpledged. The com- 77m FORECAST FOR KANSAS. Cloddy and unsettled tonight Thursday; warmer tonight. I ho, hi ?m, unsettled weather, Flora, After Breathing Spell, Takes I p same Old Tune. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES: 7 o'clock 3811 o'clock. 1 51 8 o'clock 44 12 o'clock 63 9 o'clock 48 1 o'clock 57 10 o'clock 501 2 o'clock 09 After the relief of sunshine and warmer weather today, the next twenty-four hours are scheduled to bring a return of unsettled weather in Kansas with possible widely scattered showers, according to S. D. Flora, state meteorologist. Temperatures thruout the state should rise. Flora says. There will be no frost tonight. Killing frost occurred again during last night. The temperature was 33 degrees in Topeka at 6 o'clock this morning. It was warmer this morning in western Kansas. The average tem perature in the western part of the state was 40 degrees. The tempera ture had risen to 50 at 10 o'clock this morning. It mounted only to 53 de grees all day Tuesday. Flora predicts a temperature of 45 degrees tonight, rising to 65 degrees tomorrow after noon. Scattered light showers occurred thruout Kansas Tuesday. Precipita tion in Topeka measured .05 of an inch. Rain was reported from Wyom ing and Montana, and in the eastern half of the United States from Kansas to the Atlantic coast. An area of low pressure forming over New Mexico this morning means unsettled weather and showers in Kansas during the next twenty-four hours. Flora says. Extremes for this date were 92 In (Continued in Page two.) HAVE REDSON RUN Polish Army Expels Bolshevik! From Ukraine. Many Towns Recaptured Ad vance 50 Miles Per Day. Warsaw. April 28. A general ad vance by Polish forces along a 180- mile front Into the Ukraine was an nounced in today's communique by the Polish general staff. The move ment, it Is set forth is for the expulsion of the foreign invaders (Russian Bolshevikl. The Poles covered about B0 miles the first day of their forward move ment, their advanced line taking them within sixty miles or Kiev, The advance--was explained in a proclamation issued in the name of General Pilsudski, head of the Polish state, and posted in cities and villages thru which the Polish forces marched. The document announced that after the expulsion of the foreign elements the Poles would remain In the Ukraine only until an authorized Ukrainian government should take control. The proclamation dated April 26 was printed in Warsaw and then rushed to the front. Important towns occupied on the first day of the Polish movement in cluded Owcrucz, Jitomir and Ber- ditchev and further south Winnitza and Zmyerynka. Would Spend $1,850,000 on Schools. Kansas City, Kan., April 28. The proposition of the school board to is sue $1, 850. 000 in bonds for improve ments in the city school system was endorsed by voters at the polls here yesterday. The majority was 1.216. plete vote for candidates for delegates at large was: Republican: Lodge, 75,428; Gillett, 62,254; Crane. 60,825: Tnurston, 48,847; Frothingham, 32.863; Fuller, 30.439: Lawson, 18,321; McCall, 13,494; Wood, 12.592. Democratic: Walsh, 22,291; Long, 18,320; Pclletier, 19.723; Doherty, 18.129; O'Connell. 6,114. The "big four" Republican candi dates carried twenty-four of the thirty-eight cities. Former Gov. Samuel W. McCall, who declared him self in favor of the nomination cf Herbert Hoover, made his best show ing in Revere, where he finished thiid. Washington Is Uncertain. Bellingham, Wash., April 28. Un certainty as to whether Washington's state Republican convention here yes terday Instructed all the state s four teen delegates to the national conven tion to support Senator Miles Poin dexter's candidacy for the presidential nomination, crept in political circles today. There was no doubt, however, that the delegates all would vote lor the senator. Republican leaders said. The state convention chose four del egates at large and as to them there was no doubt of its instruction. Ten district delegates. however, were chosen at district conventions previous to the state meeting and some of them said after the meeting they did not know whether the state body's instruc tions applied to them. None of them intimated he would not vote for Sen ator Poindexter in the national con vention. Idaho Won't Instruct. Coeur d'Alene. Idaho. April 28. The state Republican convention met here today to select eight delegates to the national convention at Chicago and decide on instructions for them to fol low in voting on the presidential nomi nation. Sentiment prior to the convention session apparently favored an unin structed delegation. Northern Idaho was conceded four delegates by the southern Idaho delegates, who held an informal caucus and said they favored dividing the state evenly as to repre sentation at the national assembly. Fight In Arkansas. Little Rock, Ark., April 28. The Arkansas state Republican convention met here today to elect four delegates at. large to the national convention in Chicago and transact other business pertaining to the coming campaign. Leaders generally were predicting the delegation to Chicago would go unin structed. Active pre-convention cam paigns had been conducted by sup porters of Governor Frank Lowden of Illinois anl Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood, candidates for the presidential nomination. IN PLEAJOR RACE Kansas Negroes to Chicago G. O. P. Convention. To Ask Protection of Southern Negro at Polls. MEETING IN TOPEKA APRIL 30 Henry Monroe, Dorsey Green, T. W. Bell Behind Move. Recent Hill Hearing Stirred Kansas Negroes to Action. Kansas negroes will send delegates to the national Republican convention at Chicago in June to demand of the party which always has had their sup port a plank that will insure the southern negro protection at the polls, no matter how he votes. Henry Monroe, assistant in the coun ty clerk's' office for years and one of the most prominent negroes in the state, announced today that negro leaders of Kansas would meet in To peka, April 30, for the purpose of electing delegates to go before the platform makers of the G. O. P. at Chicago. Dorsey Green of Kansas City: T. W. Bell of Leavenworth, Monroe and oth er prominent negroes of the city and state will be present at the meeting which will be held at Metropolitan hall on Lower Kansas avenue. HiU Hearing Fanned Fire. The recent Robert Hill hearing held before Governor Allen has created a demand from negroes thruout Kansas for a betterment of the conditions of members of their race below the Mason-Dixon line, Topeka negroes stated today. The testimony revealed at this hear ing showed that in counties where negroes outnumbered white 5 to 1, the whites elected whom they pleased and for "some reason" negroes took little part in the election. The fear expressed by white attor neys who refused to go to Arkansas to defend Hill, saying that real physi cal danger threatened attorneys who pleaded the negro's cause, prompted negroes living in the full right of suf frage in Kansas to demand of their leaders an effort at least to get what they think is fair treatment for mem bers of their race in the south. SUGAR THIEF RAN ABLUFF Negro Boy Carrying Sack Fools Credulous Grocer. L. C. Harbaugh, 1122 West Tenth street, stepped out the rear door of his grocery store this morning and saw a negro lad on a bicycle preparing to mount and ride away. The lad had a sack of sugar on his arm. "Boy. where did you get that su gar?" Harbaugh asked. "Oh. I bought it from a store down the street. Just stopped to rest in the alley," said the boy. Harbaugh did not say anything more. The boy rode off. Harbaugh went into the cellar. Half an hour later he notified the police that a sack of sugar had been stolen from his cel lar this morning. FACTORIES ARE HARD HIT. Tho Switchmen Are Working, Fuel and Materials Fall to Move. fVilno-rt A nril 2R Railroad man agers here today claimed continued improvement in freight traffic but the Illinois Manufacturers' association de clared the situation resulting from the StrlKe OI insurgent raiiryau empiujca was more serious. William Nelson Pelouse, president of the association, AiAn-ar,l.A T? c TCnrtnn chairman of the railroad labor board, Washing ton: "The situation as to the movement of food and fuel is becoming more acute and serious. Will the labor board agree immediately to hear and endeavor to adjust the differences be tween the railroads ana ineir em Dloves if the latter will return to work?" The railroads staiea 2,:n ewiich- i tA r-Vitfniro district worked yesterday, 1,136 being returned strik ers, 359 new men ana .us utousui from other points. TENANTS' LEAGUE IN, PETITION Renters Ask Michigan Governor to Call Special Session On Housing. Detroit April 28. The Detroit ten ants' league sent a petition to Gov. . 11. . L- CUanaf t , M V AskinCT that a special session of the legislature be called to enact laws governing The petition suggests that profits on rents be fixed by law, that the land lords be required to give six months' notice to vacate and to provide prem- .imiia. n tfensA vacated when he desires immediate possession. It's 'Off Year For Salmon; New Hike Due San FTancisco. April "8. Would-be reducers of the high cost of living are running in circles because salmon run in cycles. Reports today from fishing centers along the western coast were that this is to he a lean year for fish ermen. The translation was that fish will cost more. State Commissioner Darwin. of Washington said today: "This is the small year in the salmon cycle. I understand canneries will pay an in crease of half to one cent per pound. In addition, our fish stock is being de pleted." In Portland. Ore., it was reported the schooner owners found it difficult to man their fishing fleets and that the boats for this reason came In with small catches. Halibut and salmon were reported abnormally high and of little prospective value In lowering liv ing costs. In San Francisco retail prices today showed salmon selling at 10 cents more per pound than In 1918. The retail price was 30 cents. - - MAN IS FIRST CALLER AT BOOTH DURING CHILDREN'S WEEK CAMPAIGN HiMVrlomererr Booth at Eighth and Kansas avenues, where N. L. Ricliardson (in front of booth) was the first to apply for Sunday school literature. Those in charge of the booth are, from left to right, Miss Ruth Larimer, Mrs. C. G. Hamilton and Mrs. I. M. Fergus. A man was the first person to make a personal investigation of the Chil dren's Week booths which were opened in Topeka. Tuesday. Not a worhan, mind you it was a man that was interested in the moral and religious edu cation of children. According to records at one of the booths, .X. L. Richardson, of 1621 Kansas avenue, who is employed in the engineering department of the Santa Fe, was the first person to call at the booth. He has a son, Robert Blaine Richardson. Richardson obtained some of the literature from the booth and came back for more, according to Mrs. C. G. Hamilton, superintendent of the Children's Division union. Booths are being maintained at Eighth street. Sixth street, and in North Topeka, on Kansas avenue. The other attendants in the booth are Mis Ruth Larimer and Mrs. P. M. Fergus. GUT SIZEJIY LAW Senator Reed Has Drastic Plan to Help Small Papers. World-Wide Paper Shortage, Senate Probe Told. . Washington, ..April 28. Limitation of the size of newspapers admitted at second class mail rates was mentioned as a possible means of meeting the print paper shortage by Senator Reed. Missouri, Democrat, today, (opening hearing on the shortage. Reed ex plained that he was not committing either himself or the committee on the plan and that he only sought views of the publisher on the suggestion. Newspaper publishers testifying-before the committee declared there is a world-wide shortage of print paper. Samuel M. Williams of the New York World said his paper owns its own mills and has plenty of paper. Consumption of newsprint generally has increased faster than production, Williams said. "Do you agree that the situation Is very critical and that we are likely to see the educational value of smaller papers removed because of It or are we only imagining?" asked Senator Walsh, Massachusetts, Democrat. "Should we let these papers go un der or should the publishers and the public do something to relieve it?" Williams replied that most publish ers carry only a few days supply and that the railroad strikes have held up the supply. "Is there any real shortage of paper or is It Just a transportation problem?" Reed asked. "There is a real shortage," Williams replied. It did not begin to be felt until last summer, said Frank P. Glass, Birming ham, Ala., until a few days ago pres ident of the American Newspaper Publishers' association. Eighteen Cent Bread in Chicago. Chicago, April 28. Bread may reach 18 cents a loaf in Chicago, master bakers predicted today, after granting a $4 8 scale to the union bakers, with J 1.2 5 an hour for overtime. The bakers asked $50 a week. She Begged Me To Do It," Declares Confessed Slayer of Pretty Telephone Girl After Night on Grill Suspect Admits Crime Washing Hands in Stream Near Where Body Found Betrays Him to Law. Pontiac, Mich., .April 28. Anson Best, formerly of Flint, Mich., con fessed early this morning, according to Prosecutor Glenn C. Gillespie, that he killed Miss Vera Schneider, 19 year old telephone operator, whose body was found early Sunday morning on the porch of an unoccupied dwelling. " Best, according to the prosecutor, had been questioned thruout the night and broke down after being identified by a workman as having been seen washing his hands in the Clinton river near the scene of the crime, a few minutes after its discovery. "She asked me to kill her." Best ! was quoted as saying. He even de clared, according to the prosecutor, that he met Miss Schneider for the first time late Saturday night. The confession. Mr. Gillespie de clared, was made in the presence of a stenographer and several police of ficers, and gave no other reason than that Miss Schneider begged Best to end her life because she was tired of " START BACK FIRE National Chamber of Commerce to Fight Labor Drive. Business Men Urged to Support Rail Bill Supporters. "V -r- ' Atlantic City. N. J April 28. A bal lot box contest with organized labor at the coming congressional elections was proposed here today to 3,000 business men from all sections of the country attending the annual convention of the chamber of commerce of the United States. George A. Post of New York ap pealed to the chamber to plunge into the November elections in defense of the senators and congressmen 'who voted for the passage of the Esch Cummins transportation law. Governor Allen on Program. Post, chairman of the chamber's transportation committee, warned the convention that organized labor is working to retire to private life all members of congress who voted for the Esch-Cummins act and would line of the nation's capitalists against the program which President Gompers of the American Federation of Labor now is trying to put thru to elect a congress favorable to labor. Post opened today's sessions. Oth ers on the program were Sir Auck land Geddes, British ambassador; Sec- , retary Meredith of the department of agriculture; uovernor Henry J. Alien of Kansas, and Admiral Benson, chair man of the United States shipping board. GET BIO HAUL OF DOPE. Thieves at Fort Riley Also Haul Away 100 Gallons of Alcohol. Junction City, Kan., April 28. Al most one hundred gallons of alcohol and a large quantity of cocaine have been stolen from a warehouse of the base hospital at Fort Riley, it became known today. A motor car probably was used to haul away the loot. It was said. No clue as to the identity of the thieves has been found. The base hos pital is located at Fort Riley, but Is under Jurisdiction of Camp Funston. living and was "simply in the way of others." "She even drew the handkerchiefs from his pockets and asked him to tie them together and place them about her neck," Best was quoted aa saving. The officers said Best told them that when he complied he at first re fused to pull the handkerchiefs tight, but she begged him to do so, saying she was ready to die. Continuing the statement quotes Best as saying he left the body and walked to the river nearby, where he washed his hands which had been slightly bloodstained from blood that came from the girl's mouth. He re traced his steps to the place where the body already had been found by of ficers and when stopped by a police man even took a searchlight went to the porch and looked at the girl's face. Best was released at that time, but was re-arrested Monday night after a workman had told of seeing a man coming up from the river shortly after the body was discovered. . . FINE Topeka Union Fights Allen's American Day Plan. Railway Carmen's Local Passes Resolution Against It. FINE ANY MEMBER TAKING PART Call (iorfrnnr F.nmv TVoa . , Sneer.ll And Fr A asomhlno-a Refer to His Proclamation as "Cheap Advertising." A resolution providing a fine of $30 for any member who participates in the American Day celebration set by Gov. Henry J. Allen for May 1, was passed Tuesday night by the execu tive officers of Local No. 751, Brother hood of Railway Carmen of America. More than 1,000 members of the union were represented by the executive committee, it was said today. The union men in their resolution refer to the governor as the "enemy or iree speecn. free assemblage and free institutions," and express the be lief that his proclamation setting aside May Day for patriotic observances as "a cheap method of advertising him self before the public." Text of Resolution. The resolution follows: Whereas, Governor H. J. Allen, baring uraiuaiea May as a pilDlie nnllflny til). ! der the guise of a day for teaching Amerf i canlem and patriotism to the citizen of the state or fianga ; and Whereas, we believe this is only a cheao method of advertising hlmaelf before the public aa a savior of American Institutions, while having ulterior motive than those manifested ; and Whereas, the observance of May 1 as a holiday will, by closing down all Industries by such observance, reduce production all over the state of Kansas while the rrv is going over the world for greater produc tion : and Whereas, Governor Allen has shown bis hand as being the enemy of free speech, free assemblage and free innHtiit1 I of which are essential to American teach . ings a free country: and I Whereas, the court of industrial rels I tinns was created for the express purpos? Iof maintaining production In the so-called interest of the public, of which labor is by far the greater part; therefore be it Besolved. by the Brotherhood of Railway carmen or America. No. 751. In regular session assembled, that we refuse to ob serve May liii public holiday In the fur therance of the Interests of Governor Allen, and that any members of this organization who should so far forget themselves as to participate In this observance will be fined $50 for snch participation. (Signed). FRED MORRIS. Acting President. F. F. FITCHTNKR. Recording Sec. CAPITAL PUTS 0. K. ON ALLEN Goveraor Accepted as Strong "Dark Horse" at Washington. Washington, April 28. Governor Allen's day in Washington was one of lively interest for the dopesters who figure "dark horse" possibilities be fore the Republican national conven tion. The Kansas executive was gen erally accepted as one of the strong possibilities for the presidential nomi nation in event the Chicago convention deadlocked. During his stay in the national capi tal Governor Allen renewed acquaint ances with members of the senate press gallery and made a speech cov ering features of the Kansas industrial court act before the National Press club. While here the governor received word that Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, had accepted plans for the industrial court debate in New York. Governor Allen expressed pleasure over possi bilities of the debate. He urged that arrangements be made to care for as many representatives of organized la bor as possible. i want every laDonng man wno can possibly do so to get the message ead' No definite date has been fixed for the debate. It will probably be held MEANS $50 may -a. a oeiegation or vvasnington! (, . . people headed by President Collier of I a p"Jpe' Ifi . the American university, sought a sec-J t P".f'ef WomeJ UTffed ,t.he 8tuden'f ond debate in Washington the night I to Te pect th.e p"ee ruling against following the New York meeting. De-I8"0? demonstrations, and forbad the cision as to a second meeting was ""dents to continue the affair. He checked up to Gompers by Governor appointed a committee composed of Allen. tne president and one member of each class to confer with the faculty and DISTRIBUTE GUARANTY FUNDS. adjust the matter, hoping to abolish i from the college the custom of forcing Special Committee Caring for Crcdi- the freshmen to wear the caps. tors Kansas State Bank. The home of President Womer was Memher. of . r,.i , l'eg:ed" by Persons supposed to have provide for distribution of bank guar niM tA; i?friwr Vh.ni";.:.!2.n ,rarau tne. college last night. anty funds to creditors of the defunct Kansas State bank at Salina. are in session today in the office of Walter E. Wilson, state bank commissioner. A report concerning the state fund may be made following today's meet ing. George W. Hanna of Clay Center, retiring president of the Kansas State 71 Z J,,lTtX n, 2 ? !K,.C.0m"ee.eK.Wl1.?.h ' i" i'fSf' - He came to Topeka today and was this afternoon In conference with' Walter ' E. Wilson, state bank commissioner, and S. E. Cobb, vice president of the J tate can Kerr association FLOUR PRICES REACH PEAK. Car Shortage Sends Prices ' Up to SIS. 2 5 Per Barrel. Minneapolis. April 28. Flour prices ! have reached a "peak." according to i milling authorities here today. The car shortage was expected to ha roU.,'. Askrlv npmttini, Drain dealers to move millions of bushels of ' r'st " a charge of shoplifting. She wheat tied up In elevators thruout the PlaoeJ guilty and was held for trial, northwest Friends of Miss Smith said she was Flour reached $15.30 a barrel In I the daughter of Theodore U 8chmltz. carlots here yesterday, a high mark an official of the Elgin Watch com for the year. Prices have been stead- pany at Elgin. HI., but changed her ily advancing for the last two, or three montns. jumps or zu to au cents day have been recorded. Quotations for choice family patents on the mar ket here were fit and 415.23. Yale Faculty Gets Wage. Hike. New Haven. Conn., April 28. In creased salaries for instructors and as sistant professors at Yale university, effective July 1. were specifically ex plained in an official statement Issued thru the university secretary's office today. Instructors will receive from $1,500 to S3.000 and assistant profes sors from f 3.000 to $5,000. The cor poration recently authorized the new figures. Kansas Plea to Rah Rahs 'For Harvest College professors are to be asked to bring their "rah rah" boys to the Kansas wheat harvest. That was the plan outlined today by J. M. Gilman, head of the state employment bureau, who hopes to aid in meeting the la bor shortage by importing entire classes from a number of the eastern schools. A meeting to be held in Hutchinson next Monday will outline prices to be paid during the wheat harvest. As soon as this information is available. Gilman proposes to send an appeal to several - hundred college heads. He will also issue a blanket invitation to the rah rah boys to came to Kansas and go in training for the next track meet and the approaching football season. "We ought to get several thousand college men to Kansas for the wheat harvest," Gilman said today. "In many cases entire classes will come and many of the college professors will come with them. I expect to send an appeal to many of the big eastern schools." Gilman expects to visit the harvest fields during the coming season to aid in the distribution of labor. TRYING FOR PEACE Senate Committee Plans to Push Knox Resolutions. Underwood Starts Move to Re vive Versailles Treaty. Washington, April 28. The senate foreign relations committee today met in another effort to report out the peace resolution and get it on the floor for debate. Meanwhile, a new move to revive the treaty of Versailles was being started by a number of senators in both parties. Both the peace reso lution and the effort to get the treaty back to the senate are political maneuvers, in the opinion of many senators. . Senator Underwood, newly chosen Democratic leader, is counted on to help work' up sentiment for a treaty agreement and then to go to President Wilson and urge him to re-submit the pact. When the foreign relations commit tee met to take up the peace resolu tion. Senator Knox was prepared to submit a combination of the house res olution and the. earlier Knox resolu tions. Knox's resolutions contain five pro visions. The first repeals the war declaration and restores the pre-war status between the United States and Germany. The second requests the president to negotiate a treaty of amity and com merce with Germany or any arrange ment which would have the same ef fect. The third protects the claims of American nationals against Germans by requiring satisfaction In full of all American claims before money and property of Germans held by United States officials or - agencies can be turned back to owners. The third retains to the United States all rights and advantages guar anteed by the armistice terms or the treaty of peace. The fifth repeals all war legislation. Knox expects the Republicans on the committee to accept the new reso lution. He hopes for action today. BAN ON FRESHMEN FIGHTS. President Womer Stops Third Days' Battle at Washburn. The battle between the freshmen and upper classmen at Washburn col- j lege over the traditional wearing or caps, has become so serious that Prei!ident P. p. WomeP addressed Washburn students in chapel this ; . . . .i. . J' , , ! Ve? 'scheduled to onen th nrnTn. The demonstration is thought to have been incited by President Womer's personal interference in the freshman sophomore cap fight on the campus Tuesday. President Womer. addressing the students at chapel today, said that "Anybody who vented his spite on members of the faculty was not de sired as a student at Washburn." It ,wiU hard wlth th Principals In the l' - eeKinR" it they are caught. It is said. Physical Culture Teacher 'Lifted While Shopping New York, April 28. Dorothy L. Smith, an instructor in physical cul ture and aesthetic dancing at the Y. W. C. A. in'Rahway, N. J., was at lib erty on bond today following her ir- j name to Smith when she came to New York. They said she was liberally supplied with money and were unable to ac count for the charge. . The value of the goods which she was alleged to have taken was less than $10. Miss Smith told police she had .no friends to whom slve could ap peal for assistance and spent the night in jail. When she did not return home, friends at the Y. W. C. A. became alarmed and asked police to aid in searching for the missing girl. They were informed she was In JaiL Immediate arrangements were made for an attorney and ball provided. CHIHUAHUA CITY ; IN REBEL HANDS WITHOUT BATTLE Obregon Forces Are Xearjng Vera Cruz, Is Report. Carranza Loses More Troops to Sonora Army. RUSHES FORCES TO OIL FIELDS Town After Town Falls Into Hands of Invaders. Whole orth in Revolt Against President Carranza. Agua Prieta, April 18. Maiatlan, Sinaloa, a port on the Pacific coast of Mexico, is being attacked by revolu tionary forces under General Angel Flores, according to unconfirmed re ports received at military headquarters here today. Gen. P. Ellas Calles announced the attack nad been expected since yester day. El Paso. Tex., April 28. -Representatives of Obregonista revolution ists here today claimed Chihuahua. City had been' captured by their forces without bloodshed. Neither Carran ista nor Obregoni&tas commented on rumors of fighting in Chihuahua City today. Washington, April 28. Mexican rebel forces Monday captured the town of Alvarado on the Gulf coast, south of Vera Crux, official statements to the government said today. Agua Prieta. April 28. Approxi mately 4,000 Carranza troops at Par ral and Jiminez, Chihuahua revolted yesterday, according to Information given out here today by Gen. P. Elias Calles, commander of the revolution ists in northwest Mexico. San Antonio. Tex., April 28. Cuautla. one of the largest towns in the state of Morelos, has been cap tured by Obregonlstas under the per sonal command of General Obregon, according to information reaching here today. Other advices received here are to the effect that 1,000 troops, under -command of Gen. Francisco L. Ur- quixo, who was proceeding against Cuautla, revolted before the . troop trains had reached Cuernavaca, entered Cuernavaca and are occupying the town. General Urquiso returned to Mexico City. The revolting troops were the Supremos Poderes battalions, Carransa's own guards. Had Row by Wire. Despite denials from Carranza sources, it is persistently reported here that Gen. Fortunato Maycotte, for merly one of Carranza'a strongest sup porters, has gone over to the re'olu tlonlsts In the state of Guerero. He in said to be in command of about 4,000 troops, some of whlc! are being used by General Obregon in his Morelos campaign. His defection following a long tele graphic controversy in which Maycotte declared that as a soldier he honored and obeyed Obregon, who had been the real patriot and that he and his fellow officers believed Obregon'a cause was just. Rush Troops to Tarn pi ro. San Antonio, Tex., April 21. Troops from the federal garrison at Vera Cm are being rushed by boat to Tampico to the aid of Gen. Fran cisco Murguia. Carranza commander in the oil district, according to advices received here today. General Murguia Is reported to be hard pressed by the revolutionists commanded by Generals Arnulfo and Manuel Pelaez. Gen. Candido Aguilar, son-in-law of President Carranza, was recalled to Mexico City, when he had reaohed Saltlllo, on his way to Chihuahua, and is now reported to be on his way north with the troops going to Murguia's re lief. Carranza Is Worried. That the Carranza government la beginning to look with concern on the movements of rebels In the state of Nuevo Ieon and Tamaulfpas is be lieved from the fact that customs house officers from Neuvo Laredo and Matamoros are known to have de posited large sums of money In Texas banks. Alberto Gulmbardo, collector of the port of Matamoros. deposited money in Ban Antonio DanKS yester day. Two rebel generals. Porfirio Gon zales and General Callegos, who re volted a few days ago, are reported here to have Joined forces and to ba marching on Matamoros which is In the state of Tamaullpas opposite Brownsville. They have been joined. It is said, by 100 former federal sol diers from the garrison at Mler, about eighty miles south of Matamoros. Reports that all railroad communi cation with the City of Mexico Is In terrupted continue to reach San Antonio. Passengers from Mexico who reached here last night declared they were on the last train to get thru from Monterey, and that the railroad line was cut behind them. No mall or tele grams have been received here from the City of Mexico for two days, and this is taken as confirmation of the reported Interruption of rail communi cation. Canada Wins Olympic Title. Antwerp, April 28. Canada was the first nation to score an Olympic tri umph here when the hockey team from the dominion won the final game from the Swedish team by a score of 12 to 1. Jieir Spuds $15 Per Bushel Oklahoma City, April 2. Njw potatoes from Texas and Florida reached a record price here today when dealers asked $15 a bushel for the best grades. The former high level was $10.85 a bushel.