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TISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED Vol. LXXVIII No. 26,167 First to Last?the Truth: J.f?wrliM Trtbun? tit?? The Tribune An?*n] MONDAY, /M'lw^ Editorials - Advertisements WEATHER Pertly cloudy to-day; to-morrorr ffttrf moderate northwest to north wind? Full Report en Paye 7 JULY 8, 1918 * * * ' TWO CENTS ' 'n,tf,T**1rr *_w Y?,?* ???* I THRBB CEWTS f within ennimiiMnx dittance HJnewhrr? Wire Strike Halted to Let Congress Act Union Head Accedes to Request for Delay by Secretary Wilson Men for Adoption Of Federal Control Gompers Adds to Pleas Not to Embarrass Government During Wartime W?\SHIXGTON, July 7.?Indefinite jiostponement of the strike of teleg rsphcrs employed by the Western Union Telegraph Company, called to beffin to-morrow, was announced to right by Secretary of Labor Wilson after he had conferred over the long? distance telephone with S. J. Konen kamp, president of tho Commercial Telegraphers' Union. Secretary Wilson said that Mr. Konenkamp, who is in Chicago, had given him assurance that the strike order would not be put into effect to? morrow and that any walkout would be postponed indefinitely. It was understood that the union president agreed to this course be? cause Congress now is considering a resolution authorizing the President to take over and operate during the war all telegraph, telephone, cable and radio systems. Gompers Asks Delay In a final effort to avert the strike Mr. Wilson sent Mr. Konenkamp a telegram to-day urging delay, and later called in Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, who also sent a telegram to the union president urging postponement of the strike. Later Mr. Wilson got into com? munication with Mr. Konenkamp on the telephone. Secretary Wilson's message to the union president said: "I earnestly request, in view of j the general situation and the impera- j tive necessity of avoiding interfer ence with the prompt transmission of communications which may be of ! vital importance in the prosecution of ; the war. that steps to prevent any | strike be taken until I can have a ! conference with you and others, j Since the strike vote of your organi- ? zation was taken, the circumstances: i surrounding the situation have j changed materially. You know that i it is generally agreed, and that the I President has several times de- i clared. that in this crucial time i no strike is justified if any j other mans of adjusting grievances | are available or in sight. Congress ! is now dealing with the subject, and ! undoubtedly exact justice will be done all the parties at interest. This request is made in the interest of our country. I feel sure it will be heeded by you." Gompers for Adjustment Mr. Gompers's telegram follows: "This afternoon Secretary Wilson of the Department of Labor invited me to confer with him in regard to the threatened telegraphic situation, and he showed me the telegram he sent you. I am in entire accord with the views he expresses. A strike of the telegraphers at this time and while there is a fair chance for an early, ?'ai' and honorable adjustment would be most unfortunate and generally hua to be unjustifiable, and perhaps deftat its vetj objects. "You, as well as the telegraphers, know how thi.-oughly I am in accor?! ?vilh you and them in the proven and admitted wrongs the telegraphers have endured, and my earnest desire to have the wrongs rectified, and to avoid any hindrance to our govern? ment's war programme, aven in the slightest, is my warrant to urge you to at once exercise your every power tc postpone the stiike for a time an?i give every agency the opportunity of making good and doing justice." The strike of the telegraphers was called after the Western Union Com? pany had refused to accept decisions of the National War Labor Board on Complaints of employes of the company that they had been dismissed because trey affiliated with the union. New York Operators Approve of Delay Until Senate Acts The Commercial Telegraphers' Union of New York, representing the Eastern | ^vision, yesterday voted to defer eall- ; "ig out the men, pending President j Wilson's efforts to obtain from Con- I Sfesg control of the telegraph wires. It was intimated that if the Presi- I dent was unsuccessful in winning over ! ?be Senate to grant him power over ! *ire communication, the strike order, ! ?Mued by International President Syl Ves>ter J. Konenkamp, of Chicago, would j be renewed. Several hundred members attended ? meeting at Terrace Garden. It was noticeable that there were few West- ' /" Lri|eti operators or representatives mon,* the numerous speakers who had ii-n r" The "solution to defer ac '?n was passed unanimously after a ?lem^?? session, during which a small suit } h<H out for a strik?, as a re Presi,il;vhit"h i*?* Thomas, deputy Wv. ?? and cha,rman? threatened to ?8Ve -he meeting. Want Wilson to Act ?er?V* *S.*W.W Di*trict. Com ?n *?L^lefrr8?her8 Un,on of America. Wden ?hT61.1.?* ?f8en-l>-ed at Terrace -Wdeni %-the D*pUty ^"-ationul erii nf. ? H"6 orKam?:ation for the East 2?^'Ct' '"? ?rder to de"-<?"<trate our ,Zb' Patience and regard for the r?W ?tot"*?t. h? and he ?s hereby di '<!*?.?! f0'nn-?">icate by wire to our In. ? ?*!hPr,?"ldent, a? * Chica?ro the -M 1 -ri? ?ense of this meeting: Petit.?., j t!?c United Stute? Senate be i ?'Uoried to follow the courue of the House denr,fre.?nU,t,ives in Kr**ntinK the Pr*,i J?" of the United State? power to at Continued on page seven Foe Calls Wilson's Peace Terms 'Vague* AMSTERDAM, ?Tuly 7.? "Again the four conditions," says the Berlin "Tageblatt" in com? menting upon President Wilson's Fourth of July speech. "They ar? indistinct and vague," it continues, "and one seeks vainly to discern through the veil of mist what the speaker really means. "President Wilson talks about a life-and-death struggle. He ought to know that Germany is very much alive?full of vital energy." The "Morgen Post," in its al? lusion to the independence Day address, says: "If President Wil? son really desired to bring about a lasting peace he should have examined Chancellor von Hert ling's suggestions to see how far there was a possibility of peace. Mr. Wilson's latest speech is aca? demic. It is no speech of a states? man pursuing a practical policy. With a mockery of brilliant phrases he seeks to veil the real aims of his war policy." Gino, Italian Flier, Is Killed In Nose Dive Mine?la Instructor Loses Life While Doing "Stunts" for Sunday Throng (Special Disjxitch to The Tribune) MINE?LA. L. I., July 7.?Sergeant Giafelice Gino, instructor of many of the Italian Royal Flying Corps' most famous "aces" lost his life at Hazel hurst Field to-day while teaching American flying officers how to down the Boche. The man who had flown many times side by side with death when manoeuv? ring one of the giant Caproni warplanes against the enemy in the cloud battle? fields above the Alps, met his end in a little Italian scouting plane. Sergeant Gino was to have flown down Fifth Avenue this week dropping flowers on the flag-draped coffin of former Mayor Mitchel, just as he did several weeks ago at the funeral of one of his graduate pupils, the late Captain Antonio Silvio Resnati, who also was killed at Mine?la. Instead, other aviators will hover above St. Patrick's Cathedral some day late this week and shower floral tributes on the sergeant's coffin as the gun caisson bears it to the church. Was Marvellous Instructor Army officers declared that Sergeant j Gino's death was a great Iosb to the | Allied cause. His ability to teach ? others how to fly was considered j nothing short of marvellous. The Ital- ! I ian government sent him to this coun? try to give American student fliers the I benefit of his talents. Aside from his j work as instructor, he helped in Red | Cross and Liberty Loan drives, mak I ing "bombing" flights over New York, j Washington and Philadelphia. Sergeant Gino's trips into the air | yesterday were exhibition flights, partly | for the entertainment of distinguished ! guests and at the same time for the ? instruction of students. Major Genera! Kenly, chief of the Department of Military Aeronautics at ' Washington, making his first inspection I of the Mine?la field, was one of the visitors. Officers of Allied aviation , missions were present, many of them ? accompanied by their wives. I General Kenly accompanied Sergeant [ Gino on his first flight. This was in the first American-built Caproni, fitted I with three Liberty Motors, which had | its third trial flight yesterday. Ser? geant Gino is a master of this type of battle 'plane, which weighs four and one-half tons and carries nine passen? gers and sixty bombs. Last week, he completed the instruc? tion of fifty American officers in the manoeuvring of the Caproni. These officers were on the field yesterday and received a post-graduate course from their tutor's exhibition flight with Gen? eral Kenly a passenger. After the flight G?n?rai Kenly complimented the sergeant for his skill in handling the big pattle 'plane. The Italian pilot next went up in an Italian scouting plane equipped with a ?pad engine. He wanted to show what could be done with the machine which has become famous 'or its raids into enemy country. Mine?la had come to expect exploits of especial daring from ?Strgeant Gino | on Sundays when he was not officially I on duty as instructor. If the visitors expected a sensation yesterday, they | were not disappointed. Not waiting until he had approached anything nearj what is considered a safe distance in ! the air for "stunts," the veteran of the clouds began to put his machine through all the wild gyrations that have been evolved from battle neces? sity. Nose Dive Costs Life He rolled his machine in an imita? tion of ocear. breakers. His side slips brought gasps from his student fliers on the ground. He put hit machine through all the tricks which he ex? pected his students to resort to when they fly against the Germans. All these were only a few yards above ground. He was scarcely 300 feet up when he essayed the most daring of his "stunts,"' the nose dive, which cost him his life. Aviators employ this manoeuvre to escape when an enemy has them virtually trapp?h The ma? chine is turned nose down, so there is no air support under the wings, and then follows a dead fall until the ma? chine is out of the enemy's range, when it is righted again. Ordinarily, this feat .s never at? tempted short of at least 2,000 feet Continued on page four Army Funeral For Mitchel On Thursday Body to Lie in State at City Hall From Wednesday Afternoon Widow Will Arrive To-morrow Morning | Funeral Service To Be Held in Church of St. Francis Xavier The funeral of Major John Purroy 1 Mitchel, who was killed when his ; aeroplane fell on the army training field near Lake Charles, La., Satur? day, will be held Thursday morning. Both military and civic honors will be accorded the former Mayor, according to the arrangements made public yes? terday. Lamar Hardy, of the committee in charge of the funeral, announced that the body of Major Mitchel, which left Lake Charles yetterday morning, ac? companied by Mrs. Mitchel, Major William P. Meloney and a military escort, will arrive at the Pennsylvania Station at 7:15 o'clock to-morrow \ morning. The funeral party will be ! met at the station by Mrs. Mary 1 Mitchel, the former Mayor's mother,; j other members of the family and a | few intimate personal friends, and I Maor Mitchel's body will be taken to i the home of his mother, at 447 West I I62d Street, where it will remain until ? Wednesday afternoon. To Lie in State at City Hall The aviation branch of the United i States army will then take charge of ! the body and escort it to tho City Hall. There it will be received by the ' Mayor and other city officials and will i lie in state until 10 o'clock Thursday I morning. The military authorities will then j escort the body to the Church of St. Francis Xavier, 36 West Sixteenth , Street, where requiem, high mass Will be celebrated by the Rev. Terrence J. Shealy, S. J., assisted by Canon Caba nel, chaplain to the Chas?eurs d'Al? pines, and the Rev. G. Septier, rector of the Church of Notre Dame, of this city. Interment will follow at Wood lawn Cemetery. An incomplete, list of the honorary pallbearers was announced last night by Mr. Hardy, as follows: Theodore Roosevelt, Cleveland II. Dodge, Nich? olas Murray Butler, George W. Wick ersham, Jacob H. Schiff and Frank L. Polk. It may be found necessary, said Mr. Hardv, to restrict admission to the church to holders of cards issued for the purpose, but this is a detail that has not yet been settled. Committee in Charge The plans were agreed upon by Mr. Hardy, Robert Adamson. George Bell, Theodore Rousseau and Justice George V. Mullan, all of whom were associated with Major Mitchel when he was Mayor. They had been requested by the major's mother to look after the details of the funeral, and decided that Continued on page six Germany Will Send Troops to Aid Austria PARIS, July 7. ? Germany will send three army corps to the aid of Austria, according te a Rome dispatch to the "Temps." These will be put under the direct orders of General Otto von Below, the commander in chief on the Italian front, bihI will be assigned to the Alps Hectors, it is stated. The Trentino railways have been put under German control and will bo used exclusively" for German troops. It in said, also, that Gcr- i man regiments will be detailed to other points on the front to sup? port the Austrian troops. Garfield Will j Put Homes on Fuel Rations Householders to Get Only Enough for "Comfort? able Temperature" _ (?Special Dispatch to The Tribune) WASHINGTON, July 7.?The Amer? ican householder may expect to go on stringent fuel rations this winter, Dr. Harry A. Garfield announced in a statement issued to-day. A rationing scheme already has been drafted, the Fuel Administrator states, and tried with success in Philadelphia. Its gen? eral promulgation in slightly modified form throughout the country by State fuel administrators now has been or? dered. Dr. Garfield's statement reads in part as follows: "With every ounce of pressure pos? sible being put upon increasing the production of coal, requirements con? tinue to mount. It is evident that there will be an insufficient supply for Avinter necessities unless the utmost conservation is practised and a system of local distribution inaugurated which will prevent any consumer from ob? taining more coal than is sufficient for his wants, with the utmost care and economy being employed in its con? sumption. Must Eliminate Waste "There will not be enough household coal available this winter if last yenr's waste continues or if unequal local dis? tribution is not prevented. "The fuel administration has taken the necessary steps to this end. House? holders may he put on coal rations as in England and France. The coal al? lowed to each consumer will not be the amount used last year, but only so much as is scientifically found suffi? cient to heat his house to 68 degrees, providing every conservation rule has been obeyed. The ullov.-ance for each will be sufficient for comfort, but the thoughtless and wasteful consumer who linds his allowance gone before the end of the winter will have only himself to thank if he has no fuel with which to heat his house. "Under this system every one will get his fair proportion of coal. The .-_____-, Continued on page seven IF ANY OF YOU VACATIONISTS WANT SOME EXERCISE Armed Intervention in Russia Is Expected Soon;Anti- German Revolt Seen in Mirbach Murder U. S. Troops ThrownBack, Says Berlin Bitter Hand-to-Hand Fight? ing With Franco-Ameri? cans Reported on Marne Pershing's Men Take Prisoners in Vosges British Carry Out Raiding Operation; Italians Con? solidate New Line Berlin reported officially yesterday that American and French troops had been thrown back Saturday in strong attacks west of Ch?teau Thierry, in the Champagne. The statement probably referred to the local attack by the French and a few American volunteers in which thirty prisoners were taken near Hill 204 Saturday. Elsewhere on the front in France ami Flanders activity was at a low ebb, consisting of raids for infor? mation and artillery exchanges. The Paris official statement said Americans conducted a raid in the Vosges and returned with prisoners. Berlin, probably refer? ring to the same incident, stated an attack on Hilsenfurst, in the Upper Vosges, was repulsed. The British ?Saturday afternoon captured prisoners and a machine gun in a raid east of Hamel, south of the Somme, the scene of the recent victory of Australians and Americans. They beat off an attempted enemy foray near Locre, south of Ypres, early this morning. In the Italian theatre of operations Diaz's men are consolidating the positions on the southwest bank of the Piave, which they have just won back. The French in a raid I at Zocchi, which the Italian official Continued on next page German Pact to Aid Bolsheviki Thought to Have Caused Murder PARIS, July 7.?The "Temps" suggests that the killing of Count von Mirbach, German Ambassador at Moscow, may have been due to indignation on the part of patriotic Russians at the military agreement made on June 18 between Germany and the Bolsheviki, whereby Ger? many promised to send two corps against the Czecho-Slovaks, and meanwhile decided to occupy Moscow. It expresses the opinion also that the cause of the assassination might be found in the Bolshevik regime, which could be described as a "drunken autocracy bound to produce an epidemic of assassinations." Pilot Baylies Killed, Enemy Flier Reports Note Says American Was "Buried With Honors Befitting a Hero" By Wilbur Forrest (Special Cable, to The Tribune.) (Copyright 1918 hy The Tribune AsswIdUon) WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES, July I 7. ?"Pilot Baylies killed. Was buried I with honors befitting hero." This was the tribute dropped in a j note over the French lines by a Ger | man pilot, confirming the death of Frank C. Baylies, of New Bedford*. Mass., flier of the famous Stork Squadron, who succeeded the late Raoul Lufbery as American ace of aces. In the sector where Baylies fought his one-sided battle against four Ger? man machines and was brought down far behind German lines with his ma I chine afire a German airplane appeared ! at dusk, circling high arid occasionally dodging in order to destroy the ac? curacy of anti-aircraft fire from be? low. The flier dropped a small, weighted ball to which were attached long paper streamers. Understanding this to be some mes? sage for the French pilots, the anti? aircraft gunners ceased firing and al? lowed the German to return to his own lines unmolested. Poilus marked the spot where the message fell, just in front of the line, crawled out and got it. It confirmed the fears of Bay? lies' comrades at the Stork hangars, who had hoped ever since the popular young American fell that he might have been only wounded. Hope was based upon statements of French sau? sage balloon observers that Baylies ap? peared to gain control of the flaming airplane before it struck the earth. Baylies Won Eight Citations During four months' flying at the front Baylies won eight remarkable citations under French army orders. He had previously won the War Cross as ambulance driver in the French Red Cross in Serbia. In his brief flying career he won the coveted Military ! Medal with eight palms and the ribbon for the War Cross, and was reconi- ' mended when he died for the Legion | of Honor and for promotion from ser- ! g?ant in the French army to under- j lieutenant. Edward Parson.--, of Springfield, ' Mass., was the first American pilot in : the Stork Squadron to avenge Baylies' I death, bringing down an enemy air- j plane after a brief combat. Parsons ; was flying alone when he saw a ma- '? chine which appeared to be French. It | swooped down on him firing incendiary; bullets. When within fifty yards Par- i sons saw the regulation French red, ? white and blue cocarde on the wings, although painted inside the circle was j a small black nial tese cross. The fight then began in earnest, ! Parsons gaining the position above the ' camouflaged enemy and firing a brief ? burst of not over ten shots. The , enemy dropped like a stone from a ' high altitude. Eager to Avenge Comrade All Storks are eager to avenge Bay- i lies, who was an admirable character. His last two citations, just published ; in the "Journal Officiel," follow: "Frank Baylies, Sergeant Foreign Legion, pilot of Squadron Spad I!, ; was an excellent chasing pilot. On March 30, with his airplane struck : in vital parts, he landed between the ! lines. Assisted by a French infantry patrol, Baylies freed himself from the debris of his machine and despite the enemy fire returned to his lines, bringing his valuable flying instru- | ?menta. March 16 he shot down his | third enemy airplane in flames." His last citation repeats his brilliant | qualities as a pilot and adds: "The 9th and 10th of May he shot ; down his seventh and eighth enemy airplanes." His six previous citations were I equally eloquent. I Though the German note announcing ! th* flier's certain death is without de | tails, indications are that the American ace was killed by machine gun fire, j I His airplane was on the ground two I days under French balloon observation ! before it was removed by the Germans. ' ! Its upper wings appeared to have been I burned. Japan to Form Government In South Pacific Islands i?y The. Associated Press) TOKIO, July 7.?The government has decided to institute civil adminis? tration in the South Pacific Islands, un? der Japwxmta uc*iuiii.uu?i. Our Men Ready For New Drive Believed Near Thirty to Forty Divisions Likely To Be Used by Germans (By The Associated Press) WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN I FRANCE, July 7.? Resumption of the German offensive against some part ol the Allied line is believed near. For obvious reasons it is impossible to go into the subject deeply, but it may be said that other reasons appear to bear out the statement that the Germans | are again about to attack, besides the fact that the usual resting period be- j ! tween attacks will have been concluded | for all the enemy troops in the near! future. i It may be said there are three logical points for the enemy's- attack?the Ch? ! teau Thierry region, the line north of Ch?ilons, and in the neighborhood of Abbeville, in the Picardy sector. An assault north of Chalons or against Abbeville would be less costly for him, ' but in the former he would get less ; important territory than before Abbe | ville, where his loss would be heavier. From 'the best information obtain I able it appears that the Germans dur I ing the coming- offensive wil have be ; tween thirty and forty divisions capa ! ble of participating in the attack. The American forces are to-night ! | resting on their arms, awaiting 'the I enemy offensive, and if it happens that ; the enemy starts against the positions j ' held by the Americans, which seems ; rather likely, the American troops will , give a good account of themselves. While waiting for the coming storm ; the Americans are discussing the ex ; ploit of a handful of comrades from a ; certain unit who participated with the ! French in operations at Hill 204 yes ; terday. They were invited to watch '. the attack and, if they cared to. to : join in it, and many more than could ! be accommodated volunteered. ? The American aviators in the Cha ? teau Thierry sector engaged in sev I eral fights to-day, and two enemy ' 'planes were shot down. It is impos? sible to discuss American casualties except as they are indicated in official statements. Therefore the details of 'the lighting cannot be written now. m ? British Airmen Kill 12 in Raid on Coblenz i BASLE. Switzerland, July 7.?The bombardment of Coblenz on Fri? day by British airmen was the most severe of the war, although the work of the aviators was hampered by the presence of a fog. The northern por? tion, of the railway station and the famous iron bridge were seriously damaged. A bomb fell in the centre of the bridge across the Moselle River and another on the royal palace. South German newspapers state that twelve persons were killed and twenty three wounded in Coblenz, but make no mention of the Fortress Ehrenbreit stein, across the Rhine, where bombs fell among soldiers. Since the war began this fortress has always been fiiil of recruits. .-a More Germans Taken By American Patrols WASHINGTON, July 7.?Capture of additional German prisoners by Ameri? can patrols in the Chateau Thierry region was reported in General Per? illing'? communiqu? for yesterday, re? ceived to-night at the War Department In the Woevre a strong hostile partv succeeded in entering an American out position, but was driven out by a coun? ter-attack. The statement follows: /"In the Chateau Thierry region where the artillery activity of the pre ceding days still continues, our patrol; again took prisoners. In the Vosge; and in the Woevre the enemy once mon failed in attempts to reach our lines In the Woevre a strong hostile partj succeeded in occupying, for a shor time, one of our outpost positions." Papal Organ Deplores Hospital Ship Sinking (Bu The United Pr?s?) ROME, July 7.?"There is no reason to doubt the truth of the statement that the ship was torpedoed," says the "Osservatore Romano," Papal organ, in commenting on the sinking of the British hospital ship Llandovery Ca?a tle. ''We must express our deep sorrow at the outrage, and feel sure Germany herself will .share in this sentiment, and will not fail ip *^yro?.mtc mea? ?av?iS." Murman Coast Joins the Entente and Gets Supplies of Food From U. S. L?nine Apologizes For Assassination I ' i Kerensky Calls Killing Good for Country; Teutons to Move on Moscow The assassination of Count von Mir? bach, German Ambassador to Russia, may be seized upon by Berlin as an excuse for occupy? ing the parts of the country still under Bolshevik control. This was the opinion given yester? day by A. F. Kerensky, former . Russian Premier, and echoed by Paris newspapers and leaders in other centres. Potsdam may adopt the crime as a second Serajevo. ! The assassination is expected to be the beginning of a new anti-Ger? man movement in Russia, which may have important conse? quences. Nikolai L?nine, head of the Bolshe? vik government, has promptly expressed his indignation at the murder to the Kaiser's govern? ment and to the family of the dead man, and has promised the punishment of the assassins. Most of Russia is still cut off from the world. Practically no news, official or unofficial, is coming through. According to a Copenhagen dis? patch, the people of the Murman Coast, on the Arctic Sea, who are threatened with a German-Fin? nish invasion, have declared their allegiance to the Allied nations. If the Allies intervene in Russia this is one of the places they are likely to land forces as a nucleus for the gathering of Russians still loyal to democracy. In Washington the dispatch concern? ing the declaration of the Mur? mansk people and the landing of American supplies was inter? preted to mean the Allied Su? preme War Council probably had determined to land military forces there, including United States units. Early Intervention In 'Russia Forecast By Murman Revolt (Special Dispatch to The Tribune) WASHINGTON, July 7.?Early par? ticipation by the United States in both the military and economic intervention programme in Russia adopted by th*4 Allied Supreme War Council i be? lieved to be forecast in reports that the people of theMurman coast had declared their adherence to the Allies and that American supplies had been landed there. Though it is known that President Wilson would prefer to confine Ameri? can intervention in Russia to other means, the decision of the Allied su? preme command left no other course for him but that of acquiscence. It was the President, it will be recalled, who took a major part in the ex? changes which eventuated in the or? ganization of the Allied War Council, with General Foch as supreme com? mander. For the United States to de? cline' to accept the dictum of the su? preme command was impossible. The President's programme of inter? vention in Russia stressed the economic side, according to the best information obtainable among offic'.uls. He would have preferred to have made entry via Siberia, perhaps with an American high commission ade? quately supported for defensive pur? poses with American troop?. It would have been the function of this com? mission to investigate economic con? ditions and conduct an elaborate prop? aganda which would prepare the way for Russian support for a later ex? pansion of the programme "to help Russia help herself." The supposed inter-Allied decision for military action on the northern coast of Russia is premised upon the need for immediate military results in Finland, it is believed here. It is fur? ther beleved to have been caused by the effect it may have in Sweden and other Scandinavian countries. Thera has been a trend ??ward support of the Allied cause in Scandinavian countries, it is said, in recent months, and thii could be considerably strengthened it is thought, by some military demon? stration by the Allied forces in this region. The participation of tha United States in SDch a demonstration*