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OF THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS That an Englishman may be the first president of the league of nations is the concensus of opinion in Paris today. It had been thought that the place would be offered to an American, owing to the fact that the idea was "made in America" and that this country is regarded by all other European countries with less jealousy than would be a country on that side of the At lantic, And President Wilson, ex-president Taft and Elihu Root had been mention.!! for the place. It is hoped to have the peace treaty which will include the league of na tions plans ready to sign within two weeks. Control of Germany's arma ment is being eliminated from the peace treaty, it is announced. Critical conditions of allied forces in Odessa, which is being hard pressed ( by the Bolsheviki are reporte# and undenied. Lloyd George has yielded to the pleas of the other leaders at the peace conference and will remain in Paris until the peace treaty is ready to sign. The stories brought by cable today follow: May Ask Asquith to Be President. LONDON,—There is a strong feeling in Paris political and diplomatic circules in favor of inviting Herbert Asquith, former premier of England, to become the first president of the league of nations, according to the Daily Mirror. Lloyd George Will Remain in Paris. PARIS. —Premier Lloyd George, of England, who was asked by President Wilson and Premiers Orlando and Clemenceau to postpone his return to London, has decided to remain in Paris until the draft of the treaty of peace is concluded. Will Be Ready to Sign in Two Weeks. PARIS, Tuesday.—(By Associated Press.)—The inclusion of the league of nations covenant in the preliminary peace treaty will not delay the si g nin g of the treaty which it is hoped to have accomplished in two weeks, Lord Robert Cecil, of Great Britain told British and American newspaper correspondents tonight. He said three amendments to the covenant had been submitted but he is sure there will be no difficulty in meeting all le gitimate objections. International Laborites' Last Meeting. PARIS.—The commission on international labor legislation held probably its last meeting today when it reached an agreement on all points at issue. The American contention that each country settle internal labor problems •without invoking the power of the league of nations, prevailed. Bolsheviki Defeated By Greeks. SALONIKI. —Greek troops have defeated Russian Bolsheviki at Kherson, northeast of Odessa, and have advanced about 12 miles, according to official statements issued today by the Greek headquarters here. The Greeks have captured many prisoners and much war material. >- Bolsheviki Win Near Odessa. LONDON.—The Russian non-Bolsheviki forces, having been defeated by soviet troops, have retired toward Odessa from north of that city, accord ing to a Russian dispatch from Moscow, dated March 17. Situation is Reported Critical. LONDON.—Official reports received here are to the effect that a critical state of affairs exists at Odessa, chief Russian Black sea port. No con firmation can be obtained here of the rumors that Odessa is beng evacuated by Allied forces, but the report is undenied. Easier Military Terms for Germany* PARIS, Tuesday.—(By Associated Press.)—Military terms of the peace treaty have been amended by the elimination of the clause providing for control of Germany's armament for an indefinite period. Admiral Benson, of the United States navy, pointed out that the original terms committed the United States to virtually indefinite occupation of Germany. J. HERB! ALBERS GETS PRISON TERM PRESIDENT OF ALBERS MILLING COMPANY, HOPED THE KAISER WOULD WIN PORTi.vi.ND, Ore.—Three years in prison and a $10,000 fine was imposed on Henry Albers by Judge Wolverton yesterday for violating of the espion age act. Before passing sentence, Judge Wolverton denied the motion for a new trial, argued by Henry E. McGinn and John McCourt, counsel for Albers. Dr. Marie Equi, who was convicted ■of violating the espionage ftet several months ago was sentenced to serve three years and a fine of $600 also was Imposed. Argument Made for New Trial. Henry E. McGinn, in his argument for a new trial, drew a parallel be tween Dr. Equi and Albers, saying that it was an exchange of prisoners; that "Marie, the bolshevik," had to have an exchange and a miller was provided. Dr. Equi was tried for what she did. said Mr. McGinn; Albers for what he goaded to say when drunk. If was _ Albers was not a man of wealth, as serted the attorney, he would never have been brought to trial, for had he been a poor man and uttered the things charged in the indictments he would have had his face slapped, but Albers was wealthly and prominent and following the Equi affair, was used as an exchange prisoner. When Albers was convicted, contin ued Mr. McGinn, the emotions of the people were aroused by the war; had lost its throne and passion reason sat in the seat of justice. Ancient Case is Cited. Mr. McGinn's argument was more forceful and striking as he stood there addressing Judge Wolverton. than in his argument at the Albers' trial. Stress was laid by Mr. McGinn on the fact that the statements attributed to Albers as having been made in German had not been given in the indictment in German and translation also given. He went back to the time of Napoleon when a French royalist fled to Eng land and published a paper in French calling Napoleon things which the lat ter considered libelous and threatened to start a war on England if some thing was not done to suppress the paper. This case, stated the attorney, was the only one which he found that had a parallel with the Albers' case. Mr. McCourt preceded Mr. McGinn and made a lengthy statement, dwell ing on four points which he considered justified Albers in being granted a new trial. The first related'to the al leged remarks in the German langu age; the second to instructions to the jury regarding intoxication; the third as to language uttered in hpat by a person in anger, and the fourth to per mitting to be introduced in testimony remarks made by Albers before the United States entered the war. An swer to these was made by Assistant United States Attorney Barnett Gold stein, followed by United States" At torney Haney. Sentence is Imposed. Judge Wolverton overruled the mo tion for a new trial and then imposed sentence and fine. The court declared that the verdict of the jury showed ■deliberation as the defendant was convicted on certain counts and found not guilty on others. Henry Alberts was guilty of violat ing the espionage act when coming from California to Portland last year. He was drunk and when in that con dition he made disloyal statements. Mr. McGinn paid his compliments to the witnesses who testified against Albers, and Mr. McCourt declared that Albers had done more to help the United States in carrying on the war than all the witnesses who testified against him. EIGHTH GRADE RAG MANY GRADE PUPILS WILL NOW ENTER THE HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN CLASS The public schools have just fin ished the work of the first semester and the promotions have occurred in all grades. The following are the pupils who enter the high school as freshmen: Clara Ainslee, Clyde Anderson, Kenneth Anderson, Mildred Ander Clarence Baken, Leon Campbell, Gertrude Baken, Irene Beardsley, Leslie Bumgarner. Chas. Garsow, Benton Clark, Lillie Heiland, Mild red Hennan, Russell Knapp, Nora Lenhard, Florence McConnell, Elsie Mack, Jack Mix, Roy Mordhorst, Floyd Morris, Caroline Munson. Mabel Ott, Helen Parsons, Eloise Paulson, Nellie Paulson, Ethel Reitze, Dollie Sierman, Clement Sievers, Cliffrod Sievers, Helen Stanton, Courtenay Walker, Edna Warren, Grace Whitcotrib, Arthur Emmert. -1® Record Week for Troops. WASHINGTON—Troops returning from France during the week ending March 14 numbered 69,464, the larg est total of any week since the armis tice was signed. Up to March 14, the war department announces, 414, 278 men had been brought home. son ♦ ♦4 , t + + + * + + t+ * + *<' ♦ MEXICAN BRIGANDS CAPTURED IN TEXAS ♦ ♦ + + + EL PASO, Texas.—Frederico + + Cervantes, chief of staff to Gen- + ♦ eral Felipe Angelse when he was ♦ ♦ with Francisco Villa, in 1914, ♦ + was arrested at Socorro, Texas, * ♦ 36 miles southeast of here today ♦ ♦ with 18 men, who were attempt- + + ing to cross into Mexico and ♦ ♦ join Angeles and Villa. All were + ♦ armed and mounted. Manuel ♦ ♦ Iturbide, who came here from ♦ ♦ Detroit, Mich., to join Angeles' ♦ ♦ expedition, was wounded when + ♦ he attempted to escape. ♦ +++++++++++++++++ + SERB. CLIFFORD 0TÏ RETURNS TO MOSCOW Sergeant Clifford Ott returned Sat urday from France where he had served for 14 months with the 116th Engineers, 41st Division. The part of the army was a training organiza tion which fitted the men for the front. Mr. Ott returned on the U. S. S. Kan sas which carried 1900 returning sol diers. They sailed from Brest and were 19 days on the ocean. On ac count of the rough northern seas, with small boat, they came the southern route, by the Azores islands and by Bermuda, then to New York. He was mustered out at Fort Logan, Calorado. George Post of Genesee returned on the same ship and was mustered out at the same time. a ELEVEN TENUS IRE BASKET BALL TOURNAMENT WILL OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT AT U. OF I. GYMNASIUM The state championship basket ball tournament will open In the gymnas ium of the University of Idaho next Friday. March 21, and will close Sat urday evening, when the finals will be played. The tournament will be the biggest thing of its kind ever un dertaken in Idaho and will bring to Moscow more than 100 persons, who come from all sections of the state and will go home and boost for the University of Idaho. Tickets for the tournament are now on sale at $1 for the entire series, which means afternoon and night games Friday and Saturday, and the games will be well worth seeing. There has never been as many splen did players gathered together in the state as will congregate here on the dates mentioned. Arrangements have been completed to make the tournament absolutely safe from a health standpoint, der the supervision of the doctors the gymnasium will be repeatedly fum igated and all windows will be kept Un open while the games are being play ed. Every precaution against disease will be taken. Every player will sub mit to a rigid medical examination up on arrival in Moscow. High school students will he admitted but stu dents of the grade schools will not be permitted to attend, according to the ruling of Dr. W. A. Adair, city health officer. Moscow citizens are urged to re alize that this is an important event for the university and for Moscow. With 100 enthusiastic high school boys going back to their homes after being royally entertained here, the univer sity will have 100 of the most loyal supporters spreading propaganda that will mean much to the future of the school. Coach Bleamaster has undertaken this big enterprise for Moscow and he should have loyal support of the cit If it is impossible for them to attend they can do as we used to do In threshing time "send a hand" and help to swell the crowd and the '.gate receipts" upon which the financial of the tournament depends. The coach is devoting much time to the preliminary and. with Dr. Adair, has worked out a program that will insure those attending against any danger from any disease. The teams will begin to arrive Thursday. They come from every sec tion of the state. The visitors will be housed In the fraternity houses and will be entertained as guests of the university and the fraternities. It is hoped that a large per cent of them will return next fall and enroll as stu dents of the university. izens. success 0 [ ]0 Spring Activities Begin 555 5? n 55» _, ag 5g g Pont Talk so: KEEP T9RNIN6 gf &EÏÏHA WHEN I HAVE A FARM, MV CHI1PREN W0«T HAVE /ftfi/RN ore of These IU HAVÇ \Æ /ujTbMoßiiE MmL g g 55 g Oj , g — . . Æ AM Vt/ g 55 ft 1 : y\J: g Ü % I m g g r th P rm h % U r pi UNIVERSITY PEOPLE TO SPEAK AT CONVENTION The University of Idaho will fur nish a number of speakers for the Inland Empire Teachers association meetings to be held at Spokane on April 2, 3 and 4, when 3000 teachers are expected to be present, ident Lindley will speak War State of Mind." Angell will speak on "Secondary and High Schools." assistant club leader sion work, will speak on "The Ac hievement Day, Its Value, How Con ducted." W. T. McCall, state club leader, will speak on "Farm Bureau Clubs of the Department of Agricul ture and Their Results." Professor H. H. Conwell, will speak on "Mathe matics in the High School." Pres on "Post Professor F. M. Miss Z. Fay Fowler, in the exten BY THE BED GBOSS DRIVE NOW ON FOR CAST-OFF CLOTHING FOR SUFFERERS IN MANY PLACES The most comprehensive collection of used clothing, shoes and bedding ever undertaken will be conducted by the American Red Cross during the week of March 24-31 when the Amer ican people will be asked to donate 10,000 tons of cast-off apparel to the helpless refugees in allied countries. The need of clothing in many lands Is one of the most serious reconstruction problems, but it is expected that a long step toward solving it will be taken when the thousands of Red Cross chapters being their collection of discarded garments. Every kind of garment for all ages and both sexes, except such as obvi ously could not help refugees, is to be accepted. Since the clothes will be subjected to the only garments of strong and durable material should be given. They need not, however, be in perfect condition for there are thousands of destitute women In the recovered territory eag er to earn a small livelihood by re pairing the clothing that will he sent to the needy. In addition to the sec ond-hand garments there will be ac cepted, piece goods, light,» warm can ton flannel and other fabrics from which to make clothes for new-born babies, sheeting and blankets and ev en scrap leather which is needed for repairing shoes. Woolen goods of any kind, soft hats and caps for all ages and sweaters of any kind or size will he welcomed, while men's shirts and pajamas that are not longer service able as such can be turned into chil dren's garments. The chapters collecting the clothing will forward it to a central collecting hardest kind of wear. point whence It will be shipped to Europe in vessels of the European Re lief Administration. It will he dis tributed under the direct supervision of American Red Cross agents. Every survey that has been made in Europe shows that the lack of cloth ing is one of the most serious prob lems faced by the populations strug gling with reconstruction. To help them the American people will be ask ed to donate a minimum of 10,000 tons of cast-off garments. HISTORICAL CLUB TO HOLD ANNUAL MEETING The Historical club will hold its general meeting for the election of officers and its annual luncheon in the club rooms, basement of the lib rary, at 1 o'clock, Friday, March 21. Every member is urged to be present and those who have not already done so should come prepared to pay their dues. As the annual election of of ficers will be held at this time it is desired that there be a full attend ance. Williamson to Portland. Mr. and Mrs. N. Williamson and daughter left this afternoon for Spo kane where they take the night train for Portland. They will be gone a week or ten days and may run down to San Francisco before returning. The trip is one of pleasure and busi ness, combined. Mr. Williamson is going to Oregon to look at some blooded cattle that he hopes to buy for his stock farms. • CHAMPIONS *+ + t + tt+'l , + + + + 'H>t + + WIRELESS TELEPHONE ♦ FROM IRELAND TO CANADA * ♦ + + LONDON.—The establishment ♦ 4* of a wireless telephone system ♦ + from Ireland to Canada was an- + ♦ nounced today by the Marconi + + company. ♦ (President Wilson talked with ♦ + people in America from the ♦ ♦ George Washington, by wireless ♦ ♦ telephone, when more than 1000 ♦ ♦ miles from shore recently, but ♦ + now it is announced that wire- ♦ ♦ less telephone communication ♦ ♦ across the Atlantic has been ac- ♦ ♦ complished. ♦ ♦♦ + 4 ♦♦ + ♦♦ + ♦♦ + ♦<>♦ + ♦ IDAHO CONGRESSMEN TO VISIT BATTLEFIELDS Congressmen Burton L. French of Moscow and Addison T. Smith of Boise, who represent Idaho in the lower house of congress, left last Sat urday on the Leviathan (formerly the German Vaterland) for Europe. They will visit France and go over the bat tle fields in that country and Belgium and will return in April. Congress man and Mrs. French expect to be in Moscow about May 1, if congress Is not called in special session before that time. FOR OUR SOLDIERS SECRETARY OF INTERIOR LANE FAVORS BILL KILLED BY THE FILLIBUSTER Although congress adjourned with out bringing to a vote the proposed legislation which, if enacted Into law, would have made it possible for the department of the interior to begin work immediately on the construc tion of soldier-settlements and pro vide work and homes for thousands of our returned soldiers, sailors, and marines on reclaimed land, the fact that the bill was favorably reported in both house and senate, and the na tion-wide approval of the plan as evi denced by the hundreds of letters of endorsement received daily at the de partment, have led Secretary Lane to take the stand that there is every rea son to believe that a similar bill will be favorably considered at the com ing special session of congress. He is accordingly continuing the prelimin ary work of Investigation as far as the limited funds at his disposal will permit, and is also endeavoring to as certain for the information of congress the attitude toward the plan of as many men in the service as he is able to reach through the distribution of questionnaires at the various camps and naval stations throughout the country. Secretary Lane is in thorough ac cord with Congressman Taylor of Col orado. the author of the bill intro duced at the last session of congress for putting the soldier-settlement plan into effect, who said: "I con only say to the house and to the country, and to the many thou sands of our splendid boys who will be sorely disappointed by this failure of the house to pass this bill or act upon this subject, that I will reintro duce the bill on the opening day of the next session of congress and push the measure with all the energy I pos sess, and I sincerely hope and be lieve that It will be speedily enacted into law. And I also hope that in stead of the appropriation being for $100,000,000, it may be five times that amount; because even then we will not, in proportion to our wealth and resources, be doing nearly as much for our returning soldiers as is be ing done by Canada, Australia, and all other English-speaking countries. I am not only confident that this measure will be adopted, but I tifmly believe it will go down in history as one of the great constructive policies of our country." Many of the state legislatures have not met recently, but a large number of the states have already taken ac tion by appropriate legislation or by the appointment of committees to co operate with the federal government in connection with the soldier-settle ment plan of the department. To Test Beer Law. NEW YORK.—The Jacob Hoffman Brewing company is to bring a test suit in the interest of the United States Brewers' Association, today applied to the district court for an injunction restraining the collector of internal revenue and the United States district attorney from begin ning proceedings to interfere with the contemplated production of beer of 2 3-4 per cent alcoholic content. ■■ '' Ninety First Coming Home. WASHINGTON. — Assignment of practically all units of the 91s|t divi sion and several organizations of the 60th army corps for early convoy was announced today by the war depart ment. The 91st division is composed of men of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Alaska, Nevada, Wyomiag and Utah. AS ITS GUESTS The chamber of commerce had as its guests at luncheon yesterday the University of Idaho basket ball team. Rev. Chas. MacCaughey on behalf of the chamber and the city of Moscow extended to the team its thanks and appreciation for bringing to Moscow and the university the championship of the Northwest Conference. Rev. MacCaughey pointed out the value'of athletics in individual and commun ity life. Rev. MacCaughey also spoke on the desirability of a community house and urged support therefore. Coach Bleamaster expressed on be half of the basket ball team the thanks of the team for the appreciation shown by the chamber. He asked the mem bers of the chamber to support the high school tournament by their That these tournaments presence. were a means of interesting the high schools In the university. Ernest Lindley, the newly elected captain of the basket ball team, also urged the support of the tournament and assured the chamber that a good team would be available for next year. Representative C. J. Hugo, who has just returned from the sessions of the legislature, was given a rousing re cetpion when called upon to make » report on the doings of that body. Ho called the attention of the chamber to the principal legislation passed, paid a high compliment to Senator Porter and Representatives Anderson and Canfield for hard and conscienti ous work done. He stated that the result of the action of the legislature was largely now before Governor Davis for his consideration, that while a considerable number of the bills passed had been signed the majority thereof were still to be acted upon by him. He said he felt confident the governor would sign the university ap propriation bills without changes, that all through the session the governor had shown a marked interest in all educational legislation and was very favorable thereto. Mr. Hugo stated that in his confer ences with Governor Davis he was greatly impressed with his desire to procure for the state, real construc tive legislation and his broad-minded desire to be fair and to meet the needs of all sections of the state alike. He stated that one of the outstanding features of this session was the leg islation passed looking to the protec tion of the farmers' interests and that to these bills and to other construc tive legislation gave his hearty encouragement and support. President Lindley called attention to the good work done by the Latah county delegation at Boise, and to the Governor Davis high regard in which it was held by the administration and the other members of the legislature. He told of how on the last day of the session it was brought to the attention of the delegation that the house bill cover ing the S. A. T. C. deficiency had not been passed. It was dug out of com mittee, passed by the house, killed in the senate, reconsidered in the sen ate and finally passed, saving $30, 000 to the citizens of Moscow. A standing vote of thanks was given by the chamber to Senator Porter, and Representatives Hugo, Anderson and Canfield for their good service to the county. Lieutenant Eberly, who has recently been assigned to the university by the war department to assist Captain Felker in the military department, was introduced to the chamber. In a few well chosen remarks he pointed out the work done to protect the moral of our army during the war, and urg ed the necessity of doing the same by every country. Mr. Obets. superintendent of the Northwest Bureau of Mines, who is here in conference with Dean Thom son of the mining department of the University of Idaho, was introduced. He complimented the Idaho legisla ture for appropriating $30,000 for co operation with the federal government in the development of the mineral re sources of the, state. President Heckathorn advised the chamber that the matter of the meet ing of the North Idaho Chambers of Commerce, the holding of a 4th of July celebration and the construction of a community house had been under consideration by the board of direc tors and the same would shortly be referred to the proper committees. New Slogan. Rev. Chas. MacCaughey, in speaking before the chamber of commerce yes terday provided that body with a new slogan, "Pull Like H speaking on the development of a community he pointed out the neces sity of all individuals and organiza tions and elements of a community coordinating and cooperating, pulling together for the common good, lustrated this point by telling the fol lowing story: "A minister in a seaport town had as a friend an old sea captain. They both owned pet parrots. The parrot of the minister had been trained in a religious environment; the sailor un der the rugged atmosphere of the sea, A time came when the sea captain tired of his parrot and wished to dis pose of it. In accordance with the gen eral practice of the people, when they have anything they have no use for and do not know what to do with, he presented it to the minister, like beings, are prone to show off. The minister's parrot called out, 'Oh, (Continued on page 4.) or Sink." In He il Birds.