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2 1 If"7!'! INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL I THIRTY-FIRST YEAR PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 29, 1920 16 PAGES VOL. XXXI., NO. 16 PAGES IZO NA F3 ett ASM i ri 'I. PRESIDENT SE1 FORTH VIEWS CAMP H ISSUES Declares in Favor of Plat form Adopted by Virginia Democrats, Which Pro vides Plank on Treaty, Merchant Marine and La bor Questions WASHINGTON-. May 28. iBy the Associated Press) President Wilsons conception of the campaign issues of 1920 waa elucidated today in a letter made public at the "White House ex pressing the president's "full accord" with the sentiments contained in the platform recently adopted by the Vir ginia Democratic convention. The league of nations plank, which declared for ratification of the treaty of Versailles, "without reservations which would impair essential integ rity" was particularly commended by the president. He also singled out tor praise the platform's declarations on finance and reconstruction which in cluded a general proposal to revise tax laws and deplored agitation for "an in discriminate bonus-' for soldiers of the great war. t Forecasts Wilson Attitude The letter was addressed to Senator Glass 6f Virginia, who drafted the state platform, and its publication from the White House generally was regirded as forecasting what the president tnil his supporters would expect to be writ ten into the party's national platform at San Francisco. The national plat form was not mentioned directly by the president, though he wrote that the Virginia Democrats had "set forth the attitude of the party" on the league of nations and other important issues. The league plank occupies a large place in the Virginia platform, em bracing a declaration for "'a league of nations' and praising "the exceptional achievement at Paris involved in the adoption of a league and treaty so near akin to American ideals." The presi dent is praised for "steadfastly stand ing for the covenant agreed to" and the Republican reservations ai:d peace res olutions are condemned. Some of the other features of the Vir ginia platform are: A declaration for an efficient mer chant marine, with sales to American citizens for operation under the Amer ican flag, of all merchant vessels ac quired by the government during the war. Condemnation of the Republican x congress for "vain and extravagant in vestigations, costing $-,000,000, reveal ing nothing beyond the incapacity of Republican politicians to cope with the gravest problems." Includes Anti-Strike Plank A declaration that neither labor nor capital should at any time "take action that will jeopardize the public welfare" and that strikes and lockouts should be supplanted by some method of amic able settlement. Commendation of the administration for establishing the federal reserve system, the fafmloan system, "just tariff legislation," and income tax. and a department of labor. Criticism of congress for having failed to heed the president's recom mendations for revision of tax laws. and for having failed to repeal ."war legislation which harnesses business." Approval of the utmost "generosity" for disabled soldiers and their depen dents, but disapproval of "stimulated efforts to fasten further oppressive burdens upon the taxpayers or the country by enormous bond issues or consumption or retroactive tax levies to give an indiscriminate bonus to en listed men." Praise of President Wilson, to whose efforts the platform says "should chiefly "be ascribed" the adoption by congress of the woman suffrage amend ment. , Crew Bolts When Officer Attempts To Take Whisky MONTEVIDO, May 27. An attempt to enforce the United States prohibi tion regulations on the North American passenger steamer, Martha Washing ton, led to disorder here today on that vessel when one of the ship's officers endeavored to take from a coal passer a bottle of whisky alleged to have been in the man's possession. More than a score of the crew took up the side of their fellow worker and a melee followed, in which the port authorities were forced to intervene. Thirty members of the crew were landed before order was restored. The United States consul has taken up the incident. ' The Martha Washington is bound for New York from Buenos Aires. o SAYS PLANS NOT DEFINITE PARIS, May 28. Premier Millerand, in answer to interpellations in the chamber of deputies today on the San Remo and Hythe conference, declared that no definite engagements had been entered into by the allies, the meet ings being only preliminary conversa tions. ' Jury Is Puzzled, Judge Is Dazed, By Claims On One Of 13 Babies j2L PASO, Tex. May 28 Twelve puzzled jurors and an equally be wildered judge collaborated vainly in the district court here today in an effort to get to the bottom of what lawyers called one of the strangest "baby mysteries" ever brought to issue, at law. Ross W. McConnell, an El Paso lawyer, is seeking to prove that the baby in contention is rightfully Emmet Bruce McConnell. Opposing attorneys, acting in behalf of Mrs. I'.ernice Collis Baker and endeavoring to substantiate her claim that the boy is hers, have set out to establish not only that this child was adopted out of a maternity home, but that twelve other children, whom McConnell has accepted as his own, also were in reality foundlings. While they said they believed they had clinched their case by showing the superfluity of new arrivals in the McConnell household in the last two vears the plaintiff s lawyers see a hard fight ahead before Emmet Bruce McConnell is legally resolved into Harold Collis Baker. Chiefly, they would have to disqualify the testimony of Perelee Jones, negro laundress, who swore this afternoon that sh was present at the birth of Emmet Bruce on May 3, 1910, and naturally quite competent to testify that Mrs. McConnell was the mother. Mrs Baker, then unmarried, asserts that "Harold' was born in the Salvation Armv rescue home here in April, 1919. and that Mrs. McConnell adopted him when he was about a month old. She knew Mrs, McConnell a "Mrs Jones," she said. Mr McConnell even now does r.ot deny she got the child born to the ' n the rescue home. But she tells of yet another "Mrs. Jones" to whom she Insists she returned over The bib'" less than an hour after she had taken him from his mother's arms. PAIR EXONERATED BY PHOENIX JURY , CONFESS ROBBERY TUCSON, May 2S Frank Camp bell and Frank Hendricks , pleaded guilty to stealing from the post office at ToIIeson. in the United States court here today. They were sentenced to five months in the Yavapai county Jail. The jury was dawn for the trial and attorneys were ready today to proceed with the trial tomorrow, when the de fendants changed their minds and entered the guilty plea to the second count of the indictment. The first count, charging them with break ing into the postoffice, was dismissed. MEXICAN PROBE REPORT READY. LOOSE IS TOLD Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, May 28. The sen ate sub-committee, which has been in vestigating conditions in Mexico for six months, today notified Chairman Lodge of the foreign relations committee, that it v.as ready to report. , Virtually all the testimonv taken by the sub-committee dealt with condi tions prior to the overthrow of the Carrania government, but it Is known the committee regards the new govern ment in Mexico in such light as not to alter materially the character of its findings. It is understood tne sub committee, among other recommenda tions, will urge extreme caution in ac cording full diplomatic recognition to the revolutionary government and will insist tipon a thorough understanding by the two governments of the obliga tions Mexico must assume if cither the moral or the material support of the United States is to be given. Dispatches received today said Villa again was being hunted by the Mexican- troops. Revolutionary agents, who have come to Wahington, have assert ed the pursuit this time will be much more earnestly conducted than under the Carranza regime. Reports to the state department In dicated that Villa was resorting to his old tactics of financing his forces by levies on American properties, the latest heing that of a demand for $50,000 on the Alvarado Mining company at Parral. on threat to destroy the prop erty. The American consul at Chihua hua has been assured by the military commander at Parral there are four thousand troops in that district who will stand between Villa and the min ing property. Some hope still is held by Mexicans here that negotiations yet in progress may bring Villa into line. Calles Reaches Capital MBXICO CITY. May 28. Gen. P. E'.ias Calles, minister of war and ma rine under the de facto government, arrived here today on his 1.G0O mile trip from Agua Prieta. Sonora. He was greeted with typical Mexican em braces by General Alvaro Obregon and Benjamin Hill and other notables. Calles brought with him 4.000 in fantrymen, cavalry and artillerymen besides much war material. He left 1,500 cavalry at Tlalnepantla, a suburb, today. Seven thousand revolutionary troops under Gen. Joaquin Amaro pre ceded Calles into the capital. Adolfo de la Huerta, provisional pres ident of Mexico, was expected to ar rive Yiere tomorrow to assume complete control of the de facto government. FILIBUSTER BUB .manlier SOLDIER BOB BILL Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, May 28 After weeks of committee hearings, caucuses and negotiations, the soldier bonus bill will be taken up tomorrow by the house. Its opponents were prepared tonight to make a bitter fight to delay action on the bill or to prevent its passage, but conceded they would be defeated. As a forerunner of tomorrow's fight. Representative Murphy, republican of Ohio, today conducted a filibuster against transaction of any business but finally stopped on assurances from house leaders that the soldier bill will be on the floor tomorrow. The chap lain's prayer was delayed for half an hour by the filibuster. Chairman Campbell of the rules committee announced tonight that he would open tomorrow's session of tne house by presenting- a resolution sus pending all house rules for the next six days. The suspension program will require a two-thirds vote to pass the bonu bill, but Mr. Campbell said that enough democrats would join with the majority republicans to pass the bill after de SAYS SSI III! FUND EXISTS TO SUPPORT WOO Witnesses Tell Senate Probe Committee of Alleged Fund to Put Former Sec retary of Treasury in the White House Chair Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, May 28. The sen ate committee investigating expendi tures in the pre-convention presiden tial campaigns bent its efforts today toward locating the financial sources if any of what Chairman Kenyon de scribed as "the invisible McAdoo boom." Angus McLean of North Carolina, di rector of the war finance corporation, denied, when called as a witness, that he was a "sort of southern manager for Mr. McAdoo's candidacy" but later related a conversation he had with the former secretary of the treasury, which, he said, was concluded with a state ment by Mr. McAdoo that "a man couldn't decline" a presidential nomi nation if tendered him. Claims Fund of $5,000,000 Louis J. Lang, reporter for the New York American, another witness was questioned closely as to newspaper articles which he had written alleging that a $5,000,000 fund had been under written fpr a McAdoo campaign. He refused to disclose names of his in formants, but said "members of the democratic national committee" corro borated the stories. Chairman Kenyon announced the committee had sum moned others in connectionwith this branch of the investigation. In interludes of the McAdoo testi mony, the committee took evidence from Frank A. Harrison, Lincoln. Neb., newspaper publisher, who said that $1,900 had been spent for Senator Johnson's primary campaign in Ne braska. He added that $1,800 of the total came from California supporters of the senator with an injunction "to hold down expenses because we haven't got much to spend." H. M. Daugherty. manager of Sen ator Harding's campaign organization, was recalled and questioned' about newspapers and other advertising fur nished for General Leonard Wood's campaign in Ohio, which he classed as '"very extensive." Mr. Harrison said the same was true of the Nebraska Wood campaign. Recessing early. the committee foresaw a busy day tomorrow when the $5,000,000 California contest be tween Herbert Hoover and Senator Johnson will be gone into, with the financial - representatives of General Wood's roganization on hand as well. Somebody Spilled the "Beans" Mr. McLean's testimony today dis- j closed attempts of Mr. McAdoo' friends in New York to get together1 on campaign efforts notwithstanding the injunction of their principal. Mr. McAdoo told him, the witness said. that he wouldn't turn his hand over for it. was not a candidate and didn't want his friends to get active." Mr. McLean added that, notwithstanding, when there was a dinner gather to discuss the subject In New York "some fool went and told Mr. McAdoo' about it." B. M. Baruch. summoned early in the inquiry to testify, was mentioned many times in the queries of committee members and once by Mr. McLean, wh said Mr. Baruch had agree! with the conclusion that "Mr. McAdoo 'vas a good man for the nomination. ' Mr. McAdoo's pole friendly declaratoin on the subject came., the witness said, when he told the former secretary "that my state is for you, but it would be absurd for us to be votin;? for a man who wouldn't accept the nomina tion." Chairman Kenyon put in the rec ord today a letter from James Mc- Clurg Guffey of Pittsburg.1 denying that he had ever contributed any money to the fund raised for Attorney General Palmer's campaign. Joseph F. Guffey of Pittsburg had been pre-viously identified as the contribu tor of $10,000 to the Palmer campaign, in the testimony by ' former Federal Judge J. II. Covington, the Palmer campaign treasurer. WILSOfTOlSIST ARMENIA BE GIVEN SEA PORT ACCESS Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, May 2S In arbi trating the boundaries of Armenia, President Wilson, it is said, will insist that the new republic be given access to the sea through Katum, which the allied supreme council has tentatively decided shalj be a free pore under interallied control. Batum is one of the most important ports of the Black Sea and is the ter minus of the trans-Caucasus pipe lines to the extensive Baku oil fields. It also is the outlet for Georgia and Azer beijan. It was to this port, the president was requested in a recent senate reso lution, to send a warship with marines for the protection of American lives and property there and along the ''line of railway leading to Baku." Under the terms of the Turkish treaty, Turkey and Armenia and the other high contracting powers ex pressly agree not only to refer to ar bitration of President Wilson the ques tion of boundaries of Armenia, but also to accept "any stipulation he may pre scribe as to access to the sea for the independent state of Armenia." The state department, it is under stood, has begun the preparation of a memorandum designed to assist the president in the determination of the Armenian boundaries, as the president will undertake this work regardless of the action by congress on his request that he be given authority to accept, for this country, a mandate over Ar menia. BLOCK COLLECTIVE BARGANING BILL WASHINGTON. May 28 Opponents of the bill permitting farmers, planters, ranch men. dairy men and fruit grow ers to combine for collective bargain ing and sale of their products, blocked passage of the measure tonight by the house but supporters announced they would force the legislation through the house before the convention recess. 640 Cases of Champagne On Way to "Chi" Republican A. P. Leased Wire ALBUQUERQUE, N. M.f May 28 . An express car consigned to a Chicago hotel and containing 640 cases of champagne, passed through here last night. According to the label pasted on each case, the champagne was for "sacramental" purposes and local officials allowed the shipment to go forward. The department of justice at Chicago, however, was notified of the shipment, which Is due there tomorrow. GOfflPiilLffi DEBATE LA CAPITAL RIGHTS Kansas Governor Contends Government Has Right to Protect Public Against Strikes When Welfare Is Imperiled Labor Leader Holds Right to Quit In violate Republican A. P. Leased Wire NEW YORK. May 28 The relations of capital and labor; the right to strike and its legitimacy as regards the effect on the public; the Kansas industrial court law and its sfgnificance to the future of the working man, were dis cussed from all angles in a remarkable debate tonight in Carnegie hall between Samuel Gompers, president of the! American Federation of Labor, and Governor II. J. Allen, of Kansas. Governor Allen's main contention was that government has the right to pro tect the public against strikes when its welfare is imperiled, while Mr. Gompers held to the argument that no law can prevent a man from stopping work if by doing so he may benefit himself and his family. Mr. Gompers labelled the Kansas industrial court law the "un American slave law" and Governor Allen declared he had taken away from Mr. Gompers his divine right to order a man to quit work. Crowd Frequently Interferes The oratory of the debaters was punctured with frequent cheers and booes by adherents of each fdde and occasional questions shouted from the floor and the balconies. In support of the right to strike. Mr. Gompers declared that the coal miners strike took boys out of the mines: that the textile workers strike brought children out of the mills and put them in schools, while the strike in the needle trades broke up the sweatshops when laws had failed to do so. Governor Aliens industrial com mandment was "you shall not conspire to shut down the industry neessary to the welfare of the people." "When the general public says we have had enough of this," he said, "it's over." "Who ontrols the divine right to quit work?" Governor Allen asked. He was answered with cheers and booes. Supporters Equally Divided The debate called for no decision, the committees in charge having pur posely divided tiie house equally- be tween supporters of each speaker. Mr. Gompers, in championing labor's privilege to strike, electrified his pai tisans when he said with evident emo tion that the working man who wouldn't try to benefit his condition was a poltroon to himself and to so ciety." Governor Allen scored a point with his friends with the assertion that if there is to be a government or justice there can't be. any part greater than the whole. He alluded to the at titude of the American Federation of Labor in the approaching election to wards unfriendly office holders as a "movement to unionize the congress of the United States." The Kansas court does not prosecute labor, Governor Allen paid, but it pro tects labor against capital, capital against labor and the public against either or both. Gompers Dodges Question A feature of the debate was Allen's efforts to get Gompers to answer this question :- "When a dispute betweeft capital and labor brings on a strike affecting the production or distribution of the neces saries of life, thus threatening the public peace and impairing the public health, has the public anjf rights In such a controversy or is it a private war between capital and labor? 'If you answer this question in the affirmative, Mr. Gompers, how would you protect the public?" The labor leader declined to answer it. asserting: that it was a catch ques tion. At another time, while Mr, Gompers was referring to the poverty of 6omp workers, a man in the gallery shouted: "How poor are you?" Gompers was plainly angered at the question. He demanded the man's name, amid shouts of encouragement from his followers, and when the labor leader had referred to the disturber's remarks as a '"cowardly, ungentleman ly insinuation," the labor men shouted with glee. One shouted: "You tell him, Sam my, that's the stuff." Governor Allen in conclusion, charged that Gompers' "remedy for war is more war." "Mine," he added, "is peace condi tioned on the impartial judgment of responsible government." Shippers Must Aid In Breaking Pileup WASHINGTON, May 28. Shippers were warned by th interstate com merce commission today that they must co-operate with the railways and the government in breaking the freight jam. The notice was served in the form of an order directing five rail ways entering Galveston, Texas, to immediately unload 2,700 cars of grain, held in the yards there, and tp restore the cars to service. Although there was no official an nouncement by the commission that it would proceed along the s.fme course in other cities, such suggestions hc-ve been made by railway officials in ob jections to use of the freight equip ment for what they describe as "public warehouse-"' AMERICAN DEAD TO BE HONORED ILL FRAP1CE Memorial Day Will Be Ob served by Government and People Elaborate Plans Made to Decorate Graves of Fallen Heroes; Big Fund Subscribed Republican A. P. Leased Wire PARIS, May 28. The French gov ernment and people will make Ameri can Memorial day the occasion for a nation-wide expression of friendship and gratitude to the United States. Never before has this country entered into the spirit of the day with such interest. Reports frovn all the depart ments indicate that the French are planning to make the day their very own. Although such action apparently was not necessary, the French government has issued a request to all mayors and prefects throughout France, calling upon them to co-operate in every way in paying tribute to America's dead. The fund for flowers to-be used in decorating the graves tonight exceeded 750,000 francs. It probably will go above 1,000,000 francs, as many con tributions were continuing to come in this evening from French sources. Every Grave to Be Decorated There are 457 places in France where American heroes rest and at each one of these places there will be a deputa tion of French people ,to honor the dead. Many peasant women have made wreaths which they will place on the graves of the soldiers, independently of the flowers supplied by the American committees. Only a single United States soldier is buried at each of 15 of the places, but these graves will not be forgotten. Each mound will be dec orated by at least one American citi zen and a French committee. Many French national societies have decided- to send delegations to various large cemeteries. French troops will be present at the principal ceremonies. At Suresnes the troops will march past Hugh C. Wal lace, American ambassador, and Mar shal Retain, after the ceremonies. Five large Prench organiantions will be represented at Suresnes, including the women of Suresnes, made up of resi dents of the town, who have taken motherly interest in the graves of the American boys in the little cemetery. Each Grave to Fly Flag The French churches on Memorial day will celebrate the feast of St. Joan of Arc. Although no announcement to this effect has been made, it is con sidered probable that there will be a tribute to America's dead in all the ser mons preached throughout France. Co). Francis K. Brake of th- Paris post of the American legion, who is chairman of the Memorial day commis sion, has arranged through the Ameri can army graves registration service to have every one of the American graves decorated before sunrise on Memorial day. The cemeteries in which the Americans are buried are scattered from Alsace to Dunkirk and from Mar seilles to Flanders. From each grave will fly a small American flag, the gift of the Ameri can army, and a wreath from con tributors to the memorial fund. AND NAVY SAYS Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, May 28. The sen ate investigation of the navy's conduct of the war was completed tqday and Chairman Hale said he hoped to have ready within a week a report embody ing the committee's findings. Rear Admiral Sims was the only witness today, but the chairman read into the record supplementary state ments from Rear Admirals Fullam and Fiske, replying to portions of the tes timony of Secretary Daniels. Admiral Fiske reviewed his efforts to obtain reorganization of the department when he was aid for operations and declared that but for his efforts the navy would have entered the war without the two principal agencies the secretary and his advisers declared to be vital the office of chief of naval operations and the administrative plan. "Instead of abusing me," Admiral Fiske --aid, "I submit that the secre tary ought to thank me for saving not only the navy, but himself." Admiral Fullam denied statements by Mr. Daniels to the effect that he was a "disciple of von Tirpitz" and "wished to Prussianize the navy." He declared that lie had devoted his life to the problem of organization and preparedness and that he was "proud to have my name linked with the names of Sims and Fiske." Admiral Sims told the committee that Secretary Daniels had attempted to gloss over lhe criticism of the de partment's conduct of the war and reiterated his charge that Mr. Daniels "failed to direct the action required both before and during the war to meet the urgency of the situation." In conclusion, the admiral submitted an outline of legislation for reorganiza tion of the department, under which the civilian secretary would have two assistants one civilian and one mili tary the first to be charged with handling of all civil questions, includ ing contracts, industrial matters and appropriations, and the other to be responsible for all matters of a strict military nature. The bureau h;efs would be directly under the military adviser who would be responsible for the efficiency of the navy, its readiness for and its conduct in war. WOULD ACCEPT OFFICE LOS AXGEIXS. May 2 William S. Hart, motion picture actor, when in formed today that he had been nomi nated on the democratic ticket in Hood River county, Oregon, for sheriff, sain he would accept the nomination if his constituents in that county would fal low him to reside in Los Angeles and look alter his duties by periodical visits. Hart's name was written in on the ballots in the primaj-y by five democrats. No other democrat was Toted on for sheriff. It! SAVED DANIELS HARMON TO ENTER DEMOCRATIC RACE FOR GOVERNORSHIP ALPINE. Tex.. May 28 Lon Har mon. Phoenix cattleman and former chairman of the Arizona sanitary livestock commission, announced here today he would return to Phoe nix within two weeks and become a candidate for the democratic nom ination for governor, eubject to the action 'of the state primary to be held in September. HOUSE LACKS 23 ITES II EFFORT TO DEFEAT VETO Republican A. P. Leased Wire) WASHINGTON, May 2S Lacking 29 votes of the necessary two-thirds, the house failed today to pass the Knox resolution to end the' war with Ger many and Austria over President Wilson's veto. The result was not un expected. The vote was 220 to 152, 17 democrats Joining with republicans in attempting to override the veto, while two republicans voted with the demo crats to sustain it. Before starting the fight on the floor, republican leaders predicted that the veto would stand Dy a margin of 10, but nevertheless an nounced their determination to make the fight Just the same and let the vote go to the people. Preceding final action, which again ended efforts to establish peace, there was an hour of debate in which the president's position was assailed by re publicans and defended by democrats. Attacking the republican leadership of congress. Representative Connally, democrat of Texas, challenged the party in control to present a straight out resolution for repeal of all war time legislation and promised demo cratic support in an effort to pas it in the event of a presidential veto. Declaring that passage of the Knox resolution would fix the time of re peal of war-time laws. Representative Mondell, republican leader, came back with a. challenge to the Texas member to give proof of his ability to "deliver democratic help." but the answer was lost in a howl from both sides of the chamber. Later in the day, however, Mr. Connally, without comment, threw into the house hopper a Joint resolu tion providing for repeal of every bit of war time legislation, effective on the date of the resolution's passage. Soon after. Representative Acker man, republican of New Jersey, pre sented a similar resolution. Neither resolution is expected to be called up before the summer recess or adjourn ment. The Connally resolution calls for repeal of "all acts and resolutions passed since April 8. 1917, and which by their terms are to be effective only during and for a specif ied period, after such war or such present or existing emergencies." Only four speeches were made in the veto fisrht. Chairman Porter of the for eign affairs committee, and Represent ative Mondell pleading with members to override the veto while Representa tive Flood of Virginia, ranking demo crat on the committee, and Representa tive Connally, also a member, urged the house to stand bv the president. OPERATORSEND CASE FOR BILLION DOLLAR INCREASE 111 RATES Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON. May 28. Railroads of the country today closed their case before the interstate commerce com mission for increased freight rates ag gregating $1,017,000,000 annually'. Fur ther hearings were suspended by the commission until June. 7, to give ship pers and state railway commissions time to prepare for cross examination of witnesses for the carriers. During the hearings which began Monday, testimony was introduced by the railroads to show that increased in come is needed immediately if the roads are to handle the nation's com merce satisfactorily for otherwise gov ernment ownership is inevitable. Re lief only can come in the form of in creased rates or out of the treasury of the United States, the carriers claimed. Only the roads that are strongest financially en borrow money, it was stated, and then only at high rates of interest. Kfficient service and ultimate saving in operating expenses was promised. Rate increases asked do not include the wage demands of the employes un der consideration by the railroad labor board, estimated at $1,000,000,000. Rate increase of 32.82 per cent and treatment separate from the western group, which is asking an advance of 24 per cent, wore requested today by 3S carriers of the Southwest. Colum bus Haile, vice-president of the Mis souri. Kansas and Texas railroad, pre sented the application which asked "that the total revenues derived from advances in freight rates of the west- em classification territory as a whole ; may be so distributed as to more near ' ly ar. proximate the needs of the car ! rjers in the various sections." o DCUG" AND WIFE AT HOLBROOK IIOLP.ROOK, Ariz.. May 28 -Douglas "air-banks and wife arrived here to- I night from the Navajo reservation, j where they have been spending sev ! rral days. At the reservation they ! showed the Indians the firpt motion picture they ever saw and in turn wer ! presented with a number of beautiful t blankets by the Navajos as a wedding Igift, and were made members of the llopi tribe with impressive ceremonies ! on top of the mesa. -that there are 185,000 growing in the Salt FIRST OF G. 0. F FORCES AO H I V FOR GOHVEHTIO Arizona National Corami teeman Among First 1 Reach Headquarters -Candidates Claim Grov ing Strength as Time f Meeting Draws Near Republican A. P. L,eased Wire CHICAGO, May 28. The vangiia of the Republican national convenli forces descended on Chicago today a tonight '"Presidential Row" was buz ing with the gossip unleashed by dozen national committeemen and Re eral scores of their political follows The developments of the evenins i eluded: Announcement by J. B. Keating of I diana that the coming convention is be "free and open" and that the vr ing majority of uninstructed delegat who make it so are to be organized select the candidate "who will appf most strongly to the voters on electi day." Candidates Claim Strength Growing Assertion by Robert II. Todd, n tional committeeman from Porto R: and several other party leaders th there is a "visible trend toward Go ernor Lowden." Declarations by campaign manage of Senator Hiram . Johnson a MaJ. Gen. Leonard Wood that the pro pects of their candidates have m terially improved. Clarence B. Miller, acting secrcta of the national committee, arrived t day with a trunk full of briefs in 1 contests which had been filed at Was ington. Twenty-three additional co tests are to be filed from Texas. T calendar of contests includes 56 del gates in states which have elect more than the convention call provid for and Mr. Miller reasserted tod. that excess delegates will be remov by the national committee, if the del gations themselves fail to act. Claim Trend Toward Lowden Statements issued by several nation committeemen and party leaders, a nouncing they had discovered a gro ing trend toward Governor Lowden f the party's presidential nominal !o was regarded along the row as the on standing development of the day. every case the name of Governor Co lidge of Massachusetts was couph with that of the Illinois executive as possible running mate in the eve Lowden should be nominated. R. H. Todd of Porto Rico, A. T. He of Kentucky and Fred W. Upharn, ra tional treasurer, of Illinois, we among those who reported what tl.i characterized as a trend townrd Gv ernor Lowden. Mr. Tor'.d sail: "There is a visible trend tow.u Governor Lowden today. Tfn llcnni liean leaders with whom I have ti! all say Lowden's prospects arc rtc and 1 believe his chances of uoi.iiiu lion are excellent. While I am a iri ( of Governor Lowden, I would not !.' to say, however, how our delegit! which is uninstructed. will vot- ; Alfonso Valdes, ray conferee, ha,- r. arrived yet from San Juan." Kdgar J. Cook, manager of Se-.ta:. Johnson's headquarters here, and ) only Johnson delegate from l!!:n : was equally optimistic of success f the senator. "From all over tbe t ., I am receiving letters from d Ictrat, which show the tremendous f.r.i given Senator Johnson' car-did,:-during the last few weeks. Many these communications contsin i.,;- pected and definite pledges of suppo and indicate clearl- that eveiyuhr. It is becoming recognized th:t lln.i Johnson is, a man who. if jmrnim i- will be a sure winner." Among the arrivals today wm- George W. Koan, national committer man from Florida; Allan P.. .l.'.vnt Arizona committeeman; Fred Sirm!" Kansas: II. O. Barsun, New Me;c, R. H. Todd. Porto Rico, and Dav: Mulvane of Kansas . ED1PEAI EXPORTS W DIG DECLIi! Republican A. P. Leased Wire WASHINGTON, May 2S Althorir the value ojf exports to Europn f il oi $100,000,000 in April, the nation's tra balance against the old world was In creased $254,000,000. The total vah: of exports, the department of com merce announced today, was $3t"r.n("r 000 as compared with imports of ap proximately $111,000,000. The greatest reduction in expert was to the United Kinisdom, the trt.i of $133,000,000, falling $'S.O00.Oio shor of the March figure, while import from that country, amounting to $j- 000.000. dropped about $S,ori).u0O. Kxports to France. amountinc t $57,000,000, decreased $ 1 3.000.0-ti against a decline of about $-,i'00."'' in imports. Shipments to Italy were valued $43,000,000, a. decrease of about $i.o"0. 000, while imports from that counir. closely approximated the $T.O0n.oi"'0 fo March. Kxports to Germany, showing th only increase of all the European coun tries, advanced to $2.1.00o.ooo from ?'-0. 000.000 in March. SWIMMERS DROWN SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. May Th Sioux river claimed its firs jet -m of the swimming season late tills ,-; noon when two bo s. Harold 'arc; and Uugene Dunn. I?,, both of this were drowned. The bo s. in -nt with Ilcnrwn bslliin-l. 1.'!. h .i :; sw 1mm ing and Carey, it. is !-! t was seized willi cramps. Vdmii',- ! v. bo was nearest, werit to hi:- :-. and was dragged under by t- -.. ! boy. Ost:-ind was nnahle to s. ,. of them. Moth bodies were r o- 1 - acres of long staple cotton River Valley this yer,; '