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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 13, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 12',
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MICROSCOPE OF DOCTOR STILES IS DRIVING?
MANANA FROM SOUTH
BY HERBERT QUICK.
It was only yesterday, as. it seems
three or four years when the world
screamed with laughter at the an
nouncement that a surgeon of the
United States Marine Hospital corps
had discovered the reason of the indo
lence and bloodlessness of millions of
people in the south.
He had discovered "the germ of
laziness," declared the jokers. The-
"lazy bug" was recommended for
busybodies. The newspaper-Latin for
the new germ was "Manana Dolcefar
nientibus." "Practical" men with no
NEBRASKA CLUBWOMAN WILL BE
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Walthill, Neb. To be recording
secretary to a convention of 10,000
women is the sizable job Mrs. Harry
L. Keefe of Walthill will fill at the bi
ennial convention of women's clubs,
which meets June 8 in Chicago. Ev
ery official move made by- the 4,000
delegates must be recorded by Irs.
Keefe and her assistant secretaries.
nonsense about them turned over to
the baseball page, sajing "What
darned fools some well-educated men
are! Germ of laziness bosh!"
Dr. Stiles, however, was not over
whelmed by ridicule. He knew he was
right. While he had not discovered
the germ of laziness, he had found
out that millions of people in warm
climates who were supposed to be
lazy, were merely sick. They had
blood-sucking worms chewing the
coats of their bowels.
The Rockefeller sanitary commis
sion, with headquarters at Washing
ton, was organized for the purpose of
juring peopleby education first, and
second, by helping them to get treat
ment by the very simple and inexpen
sive remedy discovered by the niuch-laughed-at
The results have been amazing. All
through the year 1913,, people in our
southern states were examined at the
rate t)f l,'50O a day. Over 600 a day
were treated- The remedy is so cer
tain that the total number cured up
to the first of, this year is 539,000.
All tropical countries are infected,
and all the peoples-we callindolent
and lazy have hook-wbrm. They have
not been equal to northern people in
energy and power in the past; but
thgy. will be. The tropics will be re
deemed by this great achievement of
We have never received much beef
from the south because of the cattle
tick. The cattle suffered frojn ticks, .
and the people from hookworm. Now
the United States government is ex
terminating the ticks, and they will
have good cattle down there. They
haveabundant pasturage. And soon
the incubus of disease will be re
moved from the farms.
Those who laughed at "the "lazy
bug" will be eating beef grown on
rich farms by farmers as full of en
ergy as any in the world.
Watch the south develop.