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P FAIR The Evening Newspaper of Kama HOME EDITION TOPEKA, KANSAS, TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 4, 1921 EIGHT PAGES FOUR CENTS PICKING WORLD SERIES WINNER NOW HARD TASK Giants Hare Edge on Yanks, But "Only on Paper." MAY BE BILLION Wholesale Arrest of Million aires in Omaha Expected. OPPOSING GENERALS IN WORLD SERIES BATTLES OF 1921 MUST PROTECT 'EH U. M.A.MAY TAKE 7 HAND 111 KANSAS MINERS' STRIKE William Allen White Enters Miners' Union War. Hundred Indictments Are Re turned by Grand Jury. Says State Should ProYlde Pro , v tection to Laborers. T-s Lewis Expected to Send Union Arbiters to Intervene. AROUSES MUCH ANTAGONISM Lengthy Editorial CoTers Com Jfew York Fans Give and Take Bnt Few Odds. ABE MANY FREAK WAGERS Yanks to Wear Road Uniforms as "Visitors" in Home Town. Judge Landis and League Chiefs in Final Parley. HOW THEY'RE BETTING New York, Oct. 4. Betting on the world's series probable winner is light, according to reports from "Wall street, pool rooms and other centers of gambling. In some places the Giants are 6 to 6 favorites. Other odds favor the Yankees. Eren money on the series, however, prevails generally. One fan bet $500 at even money that Babe Ruth will slam out five home runs in the series. Another get that Babe wouldn't hook a homer. One sportsman bet $200 to $1,000 the Yanks would win four straight. A Giant rooter put up $200 against $500 that Arthur Nehf, Giant hurler, wins his first game. Another bet George Kelly, Giant slugger, would outhit Babe Ruth. New York, Oct. 4. The world's wildest series is now passing thru the old familiar preliminary phases. This morning the lucky fans are receiving their tickets thru the mails and the unlucky ones are cursing the baseball magnates and hoping the legislature passes a law prohibiting any more world series in New York. The players are taking their final practice at the Polo grounds the Yankees tMs morning and the Giants this afternoon. The Yanks are brush ing up their traveling uniforms for use tomorrow when they appear for the first time in New York as a "visit ing" team. Landis Holds "Court." Down at the Commodore hotel. Judge K. M. Landis is holding infor mal court as the various major and minor league club owners pay their respects to him- and call for their tickets. Garry Herrmann Is tnere, too. This time Garry is just a club ownir. In other years he has been chairman of the National baseball commission. bo::s of the world's sc v and prince of entertainers. He i w reduced to entertaining. He certai ...y can do that. There will be nearly 500 reporters. Journalists, cartoonists and telegraph operators in the enlarged press box tomorrow afternoon. At least that many more were turned down. These will be the only complimentary tickets. The hotels are doing a brisk busi ness despite the fact that comparative ly few out of town people could be assured of securing reservations for the games. Dopcstcrs Are at Sea. New York, Oct. 4. Picking a win ner of the world series between the Giants and the Yanks is a hazardous, nlmoft foolhardy task to attempt. The Giants, judging them by all round ability, have an edge on the Yanks, tho it is all on paper. No world's series in the last five years or so has offered such a moun tain of uncertainties to the "dopester." Both teams have their weak and strong points. Both are possessed of a terrific punch. Kach has proved that it can fight and win under fire. Weighed He by side, they balance the scales pretty evenly. Pitching has decided most world's series of other years. It may decide this one. If it does, the Giants are the best prepared to stand the strain of a hard series. All Depends on Hitters. But what will edge in pitching profit, the Giants if the Yanks start to slaughtering the slants of McGraw's men. Or what if the prolific bats of the Giants, six of whom are S00 hit ters no matter whether Smith or Sny der is used behind the bat, crash thru ' the offerings of Carl Mays and Waite Hoyt? Looking at it fron. this angle, ability to make the hits count, may have more to do with the decision in favor of the team that gets the fewest hits J tnan stinginess on trie part ui Blabbers. Babe Ruth, naturally enough looms up as the big question mark for the Giant pitchers to solve. Take him out of the Yank lineup and New York fans would make the Giants prime lavor lties. The bit" Bambino may break up the best pitched bail game at any stage. Nobody knows this better than Mc Graw, and it goes without saying Ruth will probably get a base on balls if the Giants are in a tight pinch. It's all In the game and the Yankee pitchers have the same prerogative. Giants Better Seasoned. It can be said in favor of McGraw's team that the Giants have a better seasoned and better primed pitching staff today than the Yanks. In Nehf, Toney. Douglas and Barnes. McGraw has a mighty capable quartet. Behind these are Sallee. Ryan and Shea. Manager Huggins has his one big ace Carl Mays a game and brilliant young slabber in Waite Hoyt and dan gerous and wily veteran, when he Is i.i , r?w ay,an-r' Tint Shiiwlfpv ill du ......... - . - ........... . Isn't at his best. Old Jack Quinn, Harry Harper, Piercy and Collins stand behind these twirlers. The Giants haven't looked at a submarine delivery such as Mays uses and jwill undoubtedly find it troublesome, but Art Nehf, In form, stands an even chance to take Mays' measure. Compared to the Yanks, the Giants are superior in fielding and base run ning. They play a more diversified erame on both attack and defense than the m.ei o'Huggins. Once they start fretting men on the bases. McGraw "(Contlouea on Page Two.) EXACT NATURE KEPT SECRET i Are Outcome of Many Big Fail ures of Past Year. Labor Leader Included in First Eight Arrested. Omaha, Oct. 4. With authorities maintaining utmost secrecy as to the exact nature of the charges or the number of men Involved, develop ments In Omaha's "billipn dollar fi nancial scandal" were awaited with keenest interest today. Arrest of eight well known business men already has caused a sensation here. It was reported that at least 100 In dictments, naming many of the city's leading business and financial men, have been returned by the grand jury. Several prominent bankers, accom panied by their lawyers, were waiting at the court house today for the sher iff to obtain warrants to be issued. Total Involved Billion. The indictments and the arrests al ready made are known to a the out growth of business failures that oc curred in Omaha during the past year. The total involved in these failures is estimated as high as $1,000,000,000. Altho authorities have not disclosed the nature of their evidence. It Is be lieved the state will attempt to prove the failures resulted from the colossal fraud conspiracy. - The eight men under arrest are: Ed ward R Guerney, president of the Lion Bonding & Security company, promi nent banker, and politician. There are three indictments against him, charging embezzlement and theft of more than $300,000 of f,unds and cer tificates of deposit and notes belong ing to company. Ward E. Shafer. president and director of M. F. Shafer & Company, advertising novelties, and vice president and director of the American Bank Building company. Each of these concerns is now in the hands of a receiver. The indictments against Shafer charge embezzlement of sums aggregating $45,000 and con spiracy to embezzle Marion F. Shafer, president and di rector of the American Bank Building company and vice president and di rector of M. F. Shafer & Company, In dictments similar to those returned against Ward E. Shafer, his brother. t - Ijabor Leader Included, Robert C. O'Bryan, secretary treas urer and general manager of the ireat Western Commercial Bonding company,- two Indictments charging em bezzlement. Sam B. Musser, president of the American Brokerage and Development company, and Ruth C. Strickland, sec retary i'easurer of he company, three indictments chargl: ., obtaining money by false pretenses thru the sale of oil leases in Montana. Samuel H. Grace, well known labor leader and politician, charged with embezzling $20,000 worth of certifi cates of deposit while secretary-treasurer of the division No. 1, Railway Employes division, American Federa tion of Labor. TO BLOCK STRIKE Secretary Hooyer Seeks Confer ence With President Lewis. Would Hare Guarantee Before Xew Wage Bemand. Indianapolis, Oct. 4. "With the con vention of the U. M. "W. A. nearingr the end, President John L. Lewitf an nounced here today that after the ad journment he would go to "Washington to attend the unemployment confer ence In this connection it was learned that Mr. Lewis would confer with Sec retary Herbert Hoover, who 1b seeking an advance agreement from union leaders and coal operators that no strike will occur next spring1, when the miners and operators are to negotiate new wage agreements. Mr. Lewis said the secretary's proposal for an agree ment to arbitrate any difficulties aris ing from the negotiations has not been made to him directly, and he declined to discuss it. Work of the convention today was resumed with consideration of resolu tions on various subjects submitted by local unions thrtiout the country but the program called for no action on the many proposals affecting wages, which have been referred to the scale committee. Wage questions will not be taken up until a reconvened con vention next February but meanwhile, the scale committee will meet to frame the tentative demands of the miners that will be passed on by the February convention. The resolution committee still had the right of way on the floor today and other committees will fol low with efforts being made to reach final adjournment late tomorrow. MORE DIPHTHERIA IN STATE More Than 400 Cases Ijist Week 263 the WK'k Before. Despite , the fact that diphtheria cases showed a decrease in Topeka last week, reports for the state show the disease to be on the increase. Totals for the state during the last week were 408 cases as against 265 for the previ ous weeK. The Topeka records showed a de cided decline in new cases. Reports today by the state be ard of health show the disease has appeared in non-epidemic form In Butler. Franklin, Leav enworth, Montgomery, Shawnee, Sedg wick and Wilson counties. Bandits Get Shipping Board Cash. Philadelphia, Oct. 4. Three armed bandits in a motor car held up James Flynn, a United States shipping board paymaster, near the Hog Island ship yard this afternoon and robbed him of about 110,000. They eXcaped. A ,' John McGraw, Manager of the Giants. LABOR IS HARD HIT American Federation Member ship Loss Over Million. Had Had Total of Oyer 4,000,- 000 on Its Bolls. Washington, Oct. i. Hard hit by the Industrial depression, the Ameri can Federation of Labor, faces what is declared to be the worst crisis in its history. ' The organization which has gloried in supremacy over the labor move ment of the world, has su: I enormous losses in membership, i 3 learned today. Lost Million Members. According to reliable sources, be tween 1,000,000 and 1,600,000 mem bers have dropped from its roils since the beginning of the year. At tne peak of its strength, the organization had approximately 4,000.000 members and at the first of the year claimed to be well on the way to tne o.uuu.uuu mark. Altho the affairs of the federation have reached such a serious stage that its plight has become common talk in labor circles here, officials, while ad mitting "big losses" as a result of the unprecedented unemployment condi tions, deny the number of members dropped comes anywhere near the 1,000,000 mark. Paid Organisers "Furloed." According to "inside" information, the financial stringency of the federa tion is such thatt has been necessary to "furlo" all the paid organizers with few exceptions. An official today de clared "it is usual at this time of the year to lay off or furlo most of the or ganizers. The same official optim istically predicted the federation "will emerge from the storm stronger than ever." Internal dissension as manifested by the resignation of Daniel J. Tobin, president of the International Team sters' union, as a member of the ex ecutive council, is also causing much talk in labor circles. Tobin's defec tion is regarded as a heavy blow to Gompers' forces as he and another influential labor leader are credited with "saving" Gompers in the federa tion's last election. Starts Fight on Gompers. Tobin, who resigned at the recent Atlantic City session of the executive council, declaring there was "too much talk and too little action" in the fed eration, is said to have written a letter demanding that his resignation be ac cepted without further delay. He is reported to be anxious to be free of connection of the Gompers regime in order to carry on a fight against the veteran labor head whom he so staunchly supported in the past and to demand more progressive policies. It has never been admitted in of ficial circles of the federation that Tobin resigned. - CLARK A. SMITH MEMORIAL Services for Late Justice of Su preme Court Tributes by Jus tice West and Moore, Memorial services were held by the supreme court today for the late Jus tice Clark A. Smith, who died re centlv at his home in Cawker City. ! Tributes were paid to the memory of the formed supreme court justice Dy Justice Judson S. West and Oscar L. Moore, supreme court reporter. Justice Smith died while supreme court justices were on their summer vacation. He was one of the most widely known lawyers in the Sixth district. He served on the state su preme bench from 1907 to 1915. Three Smiths were in the race for supreme court justice in the nonpartisan Judi ciary primary of 1914 and all of them lost. Confusion of voters regarding names was held by Judge Smith's friends to have been responsible for his defeat. A number of lawyers in Topeka at tending the October session of the su preme court were present during to days memorial services. ,. -Bf , i"v, ill? FORECAST FOB KANSAS. Fair tontjrht and Wednesday. Rising temperature tonight in north portion and extreme east portion Wednesday. SUNSHINE PROMISED KANSAS Fair Weather With Rising Tempera tures Is Flora's Offering. TODAY'S TEMPERATURES: 7 o'clock. ...... 44111 o'clock. .... .60 8 o'clock. . . . 9 o'clock..... 10 o'clock. . . . .47 12 o'clock. .... .CI v.frlf l-oMock. .62 . .56 a o'clock. ,64 Plenty of sunshine is promised to Kansas today and tomorrow. The sky is clear this morning from Kansas to San Francisco, north to the Canadian border and east to Ohio. A light frost occurred in Topeka Monday night. It was very light and no damage done, according to- Meteor ologist Flora. There was also a frost at Kansas City and Concordia. A heavy frost was reported In Nebraska. The highest temperature reported in the United States during the past twenty-four hours was 92 degrees at Phoenix. Ariz., and the lowest was 32 (Continued on Page Two.t two more nations Invited Harding Asks Holland and Portugal to Place at Arms Parley Table. Washington. Oct. 4. Invitations will go forward today to Belgium, The Netherlands and Portugal to partici pate in the forthcoming armament and Far Eastern conference, all of the other participating powers having agreed to their inclusion. The participation of these three countries in the November meet ing will be limited to discussions re lating to the settlement of Pacific and Far Eastern problems, none of them having either armies or navies of suf ficient size and importance to merit their Inclusion in the armament dis cussion. JAP QUESTION IS POSTPONED Gov't Allows Naturalization Dispute Before Supreme Court Go Over. Washington, Oct. 4. The govern ment is not yet ready to fight in the courts to determine the naturalization rights of Japan, it was indicated today when Solicitor General Beck asked the United States supreme court to pass for the present an appeal by Takao Osaw. The question involved in the case of Osaw is whether one of Japanese race, born in Japan, is eligible to citi zenship under the naturalization laws. Osaw lost his case in the Washing ton state supreme court when that body held that Japanese born in Japan are not eligible to citizenship under present naturalization laws. THE WORLD SERIES The world series in baseball will be covered in detail, play by play, inning by inning;, with sidelights and all in the edi tions of The State Journal im mediately following the last out at the Polo Grounds in New York. A wire direct to the office of The State Journal will give in stantaneous service. Readers may sit at their homes in the evening and "witness" the en tire game, or they may pur chase extra sport editions on the streets a few minutes after the game is over. The State Journal also will give its usual bulletin service on the Kansas avenue win ' dows. 7-ws9si&ii? " i (.A&)tii-v'''''' jp" ' wimp; -yqr yr "" I j t ) V -yr i: f Cr Miller Hugging, Manager of the Yanks. VIEWS AND INTERVIEWS Pertinent Question and Answers Given and Gathered Today by State Journal Reporters. TODAY'S QUESTION. What, do yon think of the proposed railroad strike? THE ANSWERS. Mies Irene Cery, city hall "I don't care much about the strike, but I don't want it to take place until I go down to Lawrence and get back this week." . ..Jercy. .Buftar Ford anle shoutd worry.. My Ford will take any place I want to go." Dr. Earle G. Brown, city health of ficer "Let 'em strike. I can't go any place anyhow until this diphtheria epi demic is over." Jay E. House, former mayor of To peka "Let the railway strike come. We must face a showdown sometime and it might as well come, now as ever." V. E. Bundy, assistant secretary Chamber of Commerce "It is a seri ous proposition and must be handled carefully. The general public, of jourse, would be the sufferer." CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO FIRES First Consumers Then Producers Ac cuse Dealers, Declares Secy of Assn. Chicago, Oct. 4. Governor Warren T. McCray of Indiana, former presi dent of the Grain Dealers' National association, today delivers one of the principal addresses before the twenty fifth annual meeting of the association in progress here. David R. Forgan, president of the National City bank of Chicago, is another speaker. A num ber of important committees are to submit reports during the day and feed rules as outlined by a joint feed and grain committee created at the last convention at Minneapolis are to be presented for adoption. These rules would govern all transactions in feed-r ing stuffs, there having been no uni form rule3 heretofore. "When the world war broke out and grain prices advanced, the grain trade was attacked by the consumer; today, the attack comes from the producer because prices have declined," Charles Quinn of Toledo, secretary -treasurer, declared In his annual report. He pointed out that the peiiod of re adjustment in the grain trade, as in other business, be prolonged because the period of unnatural prosperity was prolonged. THREE NEW MINISTERS NAMED7; Hardi n g Nomi na tes D I pi oma ts for Panama, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Washington, Oct. 4. President Harding announced today the follow ing diplomatic appointments: Minister of Guatemala, Roy Davis of Missouri, head of the Stevens Institute of Missouri. Minister to Panama. Dr. John Glover South of Kentucky, president of the Kentucky State Medical asso ciation, and prominent physic'an. Minister t Nicaragua, John A. Ra mer of Colorado, former secretary of state of Colorado. ECUPSE OF MOON HERE Partial Covcrins Should lie Seen In Topeka Evening of October 16. BY E. W. SCOTT. Given a cear sky in the east, a portion, at least, of the Partial eclipse of the moon on the evening of October IS should be visible in Topeka. The earth's shadow at the middle v of the eclipse, which occurs at 4:53 p. m., will cover .938 ef the apparent surface of our satellite. Unfortunately for us, the moon is then below the horiion, but it wiil rise with at least .704 of its disc obscured. Moonrise takes place at 5:19 p...m. At 5:45 p. m. slightly less than half thedisc will be in the shadow. The eclipse wfll end at 6:33 p. m. TARE UP HIGHWAY Victory Route Is Subject of C. of C. Forum Meeting. Ben Blow, Manager, and G. W Stansfield, Speakers. The good roads enthusiasts predom inated in the Forum meeting at the Chamber of Commerce at noon today when Ben Blow, manager, and George W. Stansfield, president of the Victory Highway association, told the mem "Tt(8 of the chamber tha nlan"oTthT"tr lssue wtth the Bvernor e mef , cflam,er the plans 01 tn stand. In his editorial, hich la prac- association for a transcontinental highway in memory of the men and women who served their country .dur ing the great war. "The people of the United Stages are ready for the creation of this me morial, from a sentimental, point of view," Blow declared, "but just tho same, we must link up the business viewpoint with the sentlmenta" and show the people just how they are to profit, before we will ever get any thing done." Bring 'Km AH To Topeka The Victory highway, stretching across the United States from New York to San Francisco, will aivert tourists from all points of the United States, thru Topeka, Blow declared. "And where the tourists stop, there their money stops," Stansfield re minded the merchants In the meeting. The Victory Highway will be the best marked highway across the United States, and for that reason will attract the greatest number of tourists. Blow and Stansfield told the Chamber of Commerce members. It has already been marked from San Francisco to Colby, Kan., and by the end of No vember the signs will have been erect ed along the entirR route tn irtmcai City. I "Every city and town between San Francisco and New York is a mem ber of the co-operative movement for the installation of this highwav, and every one of them is to profit by it," I Blow said. 1 Deposit Money in Topeka. Blow pointed out that all the money which is to be collected thruout the United States thru the sale of mem berships in the association will be de posited in the banks of Topeka, where the central offices of the association are to be permanently located, and where it is the intention of the asso ciation to construct a building. "The Victory Highway thru Topeka, with Topeka advertised for hundreds of miles in each direction on these signs, will be of more benefit to this city than a new railroad," Stansfield declared. Blow stressed the fact that he In tends to secure the co-operation of the women of Topeka and the United States, in the organization of the asso ciation, as well as of the' American Legion. It is the plan of the associa tion to have the boundaries of the states, as well as the termini of the highway, marked with bronze statues bf American doughboys. "Tt will be well to get these statues up before there is an attempt to hard surface the road thruout its length," Blow said. "With the statues in place, the people of the communities thru which the road passes will be more easily brought to a realization of the nature of the memorial which it will really be. The statues themselves will be of assistance in getting the people to improve the road, eventually." Following the luncheon, the eight captains of the teams which are to secure memberships in the Victory Highway association, gathered for final instructions for their drive. The eight teams are working In their vari ous territories this afternoon. E .H. Hogue:and. of the forum steer ing committee of the Chamber of Commerce, presided at the luncheon today. Music was furnished by Dean Wells and Clark Gi:ham. Reed Calls Dawes Meddler. Washington, Oct. 4. "Pruning and paring" of congressional appropria tions bv Budget Director Dawes was , declared by Senator Reed, Democrat, of Missouri, in the senate today to be ' an "impudent and Insolent assertion of authority to revise and set aside the constitutional powers of the legislative body." mitment of Howat to Jail. He Declares That Kansas Has Not W on Fight Yet. Kansas may see some Interesting conferences in state administration circles this week as a result of divided sentiment regarding methods of en forcing the industrial court act in the mining district. Governor Allen s statement that the state could secure sufficient fuel from neighbor states and did not need to worry about the state has aroused antagonism in the administration's own ranks. William Allen White, right hand supporter and adviser of the governor, has declared that the state muet provide protection for the men who are idle and want to work. Presiding Judge Huggins of the In dustrial court took exception to Gov ernor Allen's attitude when the state executive asserted that It would be un necessary to invoke the labor court act during the mine idleness. Judge Hug gins issued a statement to the effect that the court had taken notice of minor strikes in the field and could not at this time ignore a general strike. Indicates Real Antagonism. The William Allen WThite expres sion, tho, indicates real antagonism to the governor's program. In his Em poria Gazette White published a lengthy editorial covering the commit ment of Alexander Howat to jail. He asserted that Howat would fail in his efforts to pose as a martyr or a hero and would be recognized merely as a violator of the state law. He said the mine union chief would gain no new power and win no followers because of the course he has followed. Then White gave over the closing paragraphs of his editorial to the posi tion which the state has taken In refer ence to the coal strike. Kansas hasn't won Its fight. White declares, merely by putting the union leader in jail. Nor is it just a matter of getting some coal for Kansans to burn this winter. It is a question of living up to the let ter and the spirit of the court act and giving to mine workers who want to work an assurance that they will be protected. Can't Quit Job Now. "Now is no time to quit the job," White asserts in his editorial which tically certain to occasion some warm discussion In administration circles. White said in part: Either Knnsas as a commonwealth has s right to function as a fitnte in an orderly manner, or it has no such right. Kither we are entitled to government or we must put up with anarchy. And now is the time to find it out. Howat need expect no halo of mnrtyrilom. He has taken a big chance to bold his Job an a ader of the tLeory of force iu labor disputes, and he has lost. He is no better than the bandit or the thug. He thinks he can get away withvbts crime. So do thupa and bandits. He should rot In jail until he finds that he is not a martyr but Just a law-breaker. Hut while he Is in Jail, Kansas should not think the battle Is won. It is not won merely bv putting the leader of the outlawry in Jail. Kansas must see that coal is mined in Howat's district. Kansas must see that the miners who desire to break away from Howat are protected in their right to do so. It is not so much now a matter of getting coal to the people, as it Is a matter of protecting the miners ot Kansas in their desires tn work, if and when they do desire it. This is no ques tion of union recognition. No one desires the miners to leave their unions. The na tional union of the miners does not believe in tills contention of Howat's. and the men should be protected In their union right and rights of fre citizens at the same time. Kansas has come along far in the leur- ney toward a civilized settlement of the barbarous bnsiness of civil war In Inoustry. Hut Kansas must keep moving. Now is no time to quit the Job. Kansas must see that Howat in Jail means that the miners are free to work. JUDGES SAVE FORD FORTUNE Dismisses Suit Involving $2,000,000 and Ignition Coll. Chicago, Oct. 4. A decision which will mean a Baving of approximately t2, 000,000 to Henry Ford was handed down today by Judges Baker, Evans and Page in the United States circuit court of appeals. The decision re versed a ruling of Judge A. B. Ander son at Indianapolis, awarding dam ages of almost $2,000,000 to the K. W. Ignition company for alleged Infringe ment of patent. The Judges ordered that the case be dismissed on the ground that there had been no mark of ownership in the ignition coil involved In the suit and that no notice of infringement had been served on the Ford Motor com pany. The K. W. Ignition company had originally supplied the Ford com pany with the coil and brought suit when the motor companj began man ufacturing the coll itself. NAME AGNES HANNIGAN State Factory Inspector Appointed by Industrial Court Today. ' . Miss Agnes Hannigan was today ap pointed by the industrial court as state factory inspector. She was selected to succeed Miss Alice K. McFarland. recently appointed to succeed Miss Linna Bresette in handling of the women's welfare work. Miss Hannigan has been in charge of labor records in the Industrial court, Her former work will be distributed among present employes of the court and the $1,500 a year used in salaries in that department will be saved, the court announced. World Series Weather Washington. Oct. 4. Fair and cool weather was promised for the first world's series game tomorrow by the official forecaster of the United States weather bureau here today. The day will be clear with the sun shining brightly and the air tinged with an autumn breeze, the weather man said. Convention Not Expected Take Further Action. to COAL MINE TIE UP COMPLETE AH Mines Are Idle and Pits Are Being Flooded. 'Fight to Finish" While Howat Serves Jail Term. Indianapolis, Oct. 4. The executive board of the United Mine Workers may take action to bring: to a halt the strike In the Kansas coal fields fol lowing the convention now in session here, it was learned today. But no further action regarding the situation in the Cherokee district is ex. pected from the convention itself. Whether the board will convene imme diately following the convention or at a later date has not been determined. Howat Is Repudiated. The union delegates in session here have repudiated the administration of Alexander riowat and have authorized their international officials to proceed wnn a test suit or tne Kansas Indus trial court law and high union offi cials "doubt if they would listen to fur ther discussion of the Kansas affair as tney are Impatient to fret home " It ie considered doubtful that John L. Lewis, International president, will go to Kansas personally to intervene in tne stnKe, but he may send a com mittee with full authoritv to deal with the situation. Kansas Tie-Up Complete. Pittsburgr, Kan., Oct. 4. Complete idleness in the Kansas coal fields pre- vailed again today, according to full reports- to Pittsburg. A committee of pumpers from a mine of the Western Coal and Mining company at iranKim appeared today at the union headquarters and asked specific instructions from John Flem ing, acting president, as to quitting work. Resolutions adopted at a masa meeting of miners at Franklin Sunday called upon the pumpers to quit work. suspension or work by them wou d completely close down the coal mines. Fleming had not answered the mm. " 1 " - aiternoon. The Kansas miners are refralnln-F from-work in protest agalmst the im-' prisonment of their president, Alex Howat, and August Dorchy, vice presi dent, in the jail at Columbus, for vio lation of the Kansas industrial court law. , Ready to Force Strike. "It will cost the state of Kansas a thousand dollars a ton to mine coal," miners' leaders said at noon today as they viewed with satisfaction the com plete tieup of the coal Industry in this state. Not even a "dinky hole" with its wagon load or two of coal a day was being worked. Water was flooding the big workings as the "strike to a fin ish" in support of Alexander Howat and August Dorchy continued. At the miners' headquarters, a thou sand men were gathered ready to march on any mine which resumed operations, but ho such action was necessary. There were no reports of violence or disorder thruout the dis trict. No Conrt Action Yet. Thus far the Kansas industrial court has taken no action to deal with the strike. With its powerful machinery designed to prevent Just such a crisis as has already occurred, the court seemingly is marking time to see what John L. Lewis and the international organization of the miners will do In the emergency. Howat's forces have defied both Lewis and the courts to step in and end the strike while Howat is in Jail. Tomorrow is visiting day at the Jail and John Fleming and his assistants who are "carrying on" while their leaders are behind the bars, will go i to Columbus and confer with Howat ana uorchy. Only on Wednesdays will Howat and Dorchy be permitted to see visitors, according to the Jail ruling. Earl Caddock Bout Is Cancelled. Fulton, Mo., Oct. 4. The wrestling match between Earl Caddock and Jake Reed, scheduled for next Thurs day night at Mexico, Mo., has been cancelled due to the Inability ot Cad dock to enter the j. atch. Caddock is) suffering with bolls. NATIONAL MAPS IN TOPEKA Capital City- the Center of Ac tivities of Victory Highway As sociation. The first strip map of a new series of transcontinental highway maps, showing the route of ts Victory high way, will be ready for distribution within the next two weeks, accordinc to A. C. Lagerwall, of Topeka, chair man of the routes and maps commit tee of the Victory Highway associa- 1 tion. ' This map covers the section be I tween Kansas City, Mo., and Man ha t- I tan. Kan., and is patterned after the strip maps issued by the California Automobile associations to their mem. jber. ! Under the plans developed by Lager, wall, a complete series of these maps i is to be prepared for members of the Victory Highway association, coverinc the entire distance between San Fran cisco and New York, the mileages to New York and San Francisco being given from Topeka, thus making To- peka the central point In the map j making plan. Iln preparing this series of maps. Mr. Lagerwall has obtained, thru Senator Capper, a complete layout of the , United States topographical maps and ' these will t used as a base for devel. j oping the most complete map system I put forth by any transcontinental highway.