White, William Allen. Editor and author. Born at Emporia, KS, 1868. He was educated at Emporia College and at the University of Kansas. Entering journalism, he became editor and owner of the Emporia Gazette in 1895, acquiring a national reputation with his editorial entitled "What's the Matter with Kansas," and similar articles. His writings include: "The Real Issue, and Other Stories," "The Court of Boyville," "Stratagems and Spoils," "In Our Town," "A Certain Rich Man," "The Old Order Changeth," "God's Puppets," "In the Heart of a Fool," and "The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me." In 1919 he was chosen by President Wilson as special envoy to confer with representatives of various Russian political factions at Princes Islands.