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place Germany in the doubtful class.
It is true she imports many foo4
stuffs, and although she raises about
15Q-,000,000 bushels of wheat a year,
she imports about 65,000,00 bush
els. Nevertheless, she resembles
France in being developed both agri
culturally and industrially. v Her
farms are prosperous, her mills are
active and she also has had! a good
Certainly, Germany is not in the
dependent class like England and
Belgium, although she is not as In
dependent economically as Russia
and more backward countries like
Personally, I believe that sp long
as Germany can keep the. fighting
out of her own territory she-can re
main sell supporting, but must exer
cise great care and economy even
under such conditions.
Small Gardens a Nation's Greatest
When traveling through Prance,
Germany and these other countries I
have always been struck with the.
great number of farms and kitchen
gardens. Land which you and 1
would not think of bothering about
is there made to raise one,' two pr
perhaps three crops a year. Instead
of having a few large 'farms sur
rounding a city, there are thousands
of happy little homes, each with its
garden, its cow and its pig. By theni
gelves they do not seem to count
much; but jn the aggregate they are
a nation's greatest defense.
The Score Today.
To sum up, I will say that Russia
is self suppprting under all circum
stances. The fate of Germany, Aus
tria and France depends upon where
the fighting is located. These nations
can get along all right if they can
avoid having their countries ravage
by the enemy. England depends on
her navy. With her lJneB of steam
ships cut off be would starve in. 60
days, but it does not now look as f
this would happen. I therefore think
England, though not self supporting
from an agricultural point of view,
will be self supporting through her
ability to trade manufactures for
WHAT MAY HAPPEN NOW
Aid. James McNichols may be chief
cieric or election commissioners.
Stanley Kuflewski may be County
Hospital warden .
Danfel J. Harris may be Oak For
J. M. Loeb, M. J. Collins, R. M.
Roulston or Dr. Peter Clemensen may
be president of school board.
James Donahlis may be chief pros
John E. Maloney may be county
Henry "Zander may be county
Aid. Undheimer may be aas't coun
. Si Mayer may be city comptroller.
A WASTED REPROOF i
Fanner BohwhJte That shows
how stupid you are with a gunl
You'U neyer get anything1 goin'
huntin' ef you vhig your dog every
time you shoot. '
His Son Ob. I don't know I'd get
the dog, wouldn't I? ,
it may be reasonable to assume that j
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