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Xegion Would Check German
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 20.-Amer;,
ican Legior^jjosts throughout the
United States were asked tonight by
the . legion's national headquarters
here to watch for a revival of Ger
man propaganda in this country.
A bulletin sent out by the national
headquarters said the object of the
.propaganda seemed intended to turn
American sentiment "against the al
lies, and to create a "powerful na
tional political machine by the amal
gamation of the disloyal elements in
Mass meetings in New York, Phila
delphia, Cincinnati, Chicago, Mil
waukee- Louisville, Omaha and Cleve
land have been planned, the bulletin
said, as "one of the first national
. marfifestations" of the propaganda
campaign. The bulletin, which was
sent to all state headquarters of the
legion, said: ' . '
"There has come to the attention
?of the national headquarters infor
mation indicating a move for a na
tionwide revival of German propa
ganda activities in the United States
which are the result of a carefully
directed national campaign, the ob
ject of which seems to be:"
Would Engender Strife.
"First. The disruption of the ac
cord which exists between the United
State ^nd our allies with particular
reference to France and Great Brit
ain by the turning of American pop
ular sentiment against the govern
ments of those countries; and
"Second. The methodical creation
of a powerful national political ma
. chine by the amalgamation of the
disloyal elements of our population
and their elevation to a place of pow
er in American affairs by the invis
ible influence of this organized mi
nority. One of the first nationnal
manifestations of this activity will
probably take the form of a series
of mass meetings throughout the
country, ostensibly in protest against
the occupation of the Rhine by
French nejfro troops from Africa.
The alleged presence of French col
onials is to be used as a motive to
turn American sentiment against
'France. Negro troops were withdrawn
from the French army of occupation
months ago. While there, the conduct
was excellent, according to official
reports from the American ambas
sador at Paris to the state depart
ment; in Washington.
"It has been planned to hold a. se
.''??es" of such mass meetings in New
York Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Chica
go, Milwaukee, Omaha, Cleveland,
and other cities. In all of these cities
and in many others there are com
mittees and groups which aspire to
be the nucleous of the national or
ganization which propaganda is now
working in the interest of Germany
and in the United States with the
hope to build up for the purpose stat
In Touch With Berlin.
"Identified with this movement are
individuals whose disloyalty and
?whose efforts in the interest of Ger
many have been notorious in the past
and who are now again in direct com
munication with Berlin.
"National headquarters has re
ceived reports of pro-German activi
ties from many sections of the coun
try which appear to connect directly
with the national .propaganda cam
paign here outlined. *
"Department officials are request
ed to make note of any dramatic .ac
tivities in their community and to
forward actual and complete, reports
of same to national headquarters."
Lemuel Bolles, national adjutant
of the legion, said . ?ere was little he
could add publicly at this time, but
in a formal statement supplementing
?the bulletin he said:
"The greatest check to a movement
of this kind will come from those
citizens of Teutonic extraction of
whose loyalty and sincerity there can
he no doubt."
On Nature Study.
We live in a world of living na
ture. What do we know of the brass
ander our feet, the trees of forest
and plain, the insects whose apart
ment houses fill the dead twigs, the
hirds which nest in the woods and fill
-the world with music, the stars over
head, clouds, rain, hail, wind, mist,
dew or the sun which shines over all?
The study of nature has to do with
living things or things that are doing
Nature study will help the child to
make simple, truthful observations
upon the things about him, to appre
ciate the beautiful in them, and to ex
press his thoughts in his various ac
tivities.-Mrs. Bertha Lewis in Our
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Makes False Bank Reports
'Columbia, Feb. 17.-The Senate
passed by the vote of 19' to 15 Sena
tor Lightsey's bill making it illegal
for any person to circulate a false
Statement calculated to cast suspicion
on the solvency of any bank in South
Carolina with an amendment, offer
ed by Senator Wliliams, inserting the
frords "willfully and with intent to
injure." The bill provides a penalty
of not less than $1,000 fine or one
year's imprisonment, and not more
than $5,000 fine or five years' im
prisonment, or both, upon conviction.
The House resolution providing for
increased stipend for hold-over Sena
tors, giving them $400 for the session
as Kew Senators will receive, was
passed by a vote of 25 to 5.
Senator McColl's bill providing for
further restrictions on the sale of
certain fireworks was passed to third
The Senate killed Senator Cros
son's bill requiring textile manufac
turing plants to carry a surplus of
] 0 per cent before declaring any div
The bill providing for the regula
tion of hunting and fishing in South
Carolina was made a special order
for Thursday night, immediately fol
lowing the discharge of the special
order relating to the forty-eight-hour
A mass of local bills received the
attention of the Senate during the
.Senator Crosson introduced a bill
to fix the death -onalty for conviction
for blowing a safe for the purpose of
The School of Public Health.
The Legislature of Georgia appro
priated $20,000 to the Georgia Medi
cal College at Augusta for a School
of Public Health for the training of
physicians as County Health Officers
in the State. The legislature thus took
cognizance of the tragedy of sick
ness-its financial loss, suffering, an
nxiety and sorrow. The legislature
believed that, it is far easier to pre
vent sickness than to cure it-and
sometime, alas! there is no cure!
This week marks the beginning of
this school's work. In direct charge
will be Dr. R. A. Herring, professor
Of preventive medicine in our college,
assisted by Dr. C. C. Applewhite of
the United States Public Health Ser
vice." The inauguration of this school
will be through a two- weeks' course
of lectures which, begin today (M???
day) in the auditorium of the medical
college. These two weeks will com
prise most intensive woi'k. Addresses
will be made daily at 9:30, 10:30,
11:30 a. m., and 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30
p. m., and there will be a number of
educational films at night.
These addresses will be made by
health officials .of this and other
states, and by United States health
officers and by certain other special
ists in public health work.
No such course of lectures has been
given before in this country. These
lectures will be attended by the col
lege students, trained nurses and by
public health workers in the counties, i
There are 3,000 counties in the
United States and yet only in 135
counties are to be found health of
ficers giving their whole time to the
The Ellis Health Law of 1910 pro
vided a way for the counties in this
state to put on a health officer on full
time duty and executive health work.
It is said to be the best state health
law in the United States. Georgia
leads the states in rural sanitation.
She has 22 counties with full time
health officers; and 14 other counties,
Richmond among them, that have
been authorized to put these men
on; but the competent men can't be
found. The object of the School of
Public Health at Augusta is to train
and make available these men.
Some of the lecturers of these com
ing two weeks are men quite famous
in this country, such as Dr. C. C.
Bass, Professor of Experimental
Medicine, Tulane University, New
Orleans; Dr. W. S. Rankin, Commis
sioner of Health of North Carolina;
Dr. L. L. Lumsden, Director of Coun
ty Health Work, United States Pub
lic Health Service; Dr. E. C. Lavy,
Director of Public Welfare, Rich
mond, Va.; and Dr. H. H. Hibbs, Di
rector of School Social Work and
Public Health, Richmond, Va.
This two weeks' work will be re
ported by Mr. N. L. Willett. Being
devoted as he is to rural welfare, Mr.
Willet could not refuse the task when
he was requested to undertake the
important and delicate work of pre
paring reports of the lectures for
publication. Therefore, for two
weeks under his title "Common Sense
Comment," with the subtitle "The
School of Public Health," will appear
the digests of the lectures at the col
lege on the preceding day.-Augusta
Adapting Poultry Fence to Va
riety of Fowls Kept.
Wire netting, 2-inch mesh, is com
monly used for fencing poultry yards
and can be bought at a moderate
price. Where several runs are adjoin
ing, three-fourths of an inch or 1
inch mesh wire of 2 to 2% feet to
keep the males from fighting with
The height of the fence? should be
regulated by the variety of fowls.
The heaviest breeds, like the Brah
mas, may be restrained by a 4-foot
fence, and most of the other breeds
can be kept in by a 6-foot fe'nce.
Hamburgs and Leghorns may be kept
in the yards hy clipping the flight
feathers on one wing. Gates should
be provided in order to permit ac
cess from one yard to the next.
If convenient, it is well to hav?
double yards, for then one may ro
tate green crops. The yards may be
sown to oats, wheat or rye, and while
the fowls are using one yard the
green feed in the other can be get
ting a fresh start.
When the yards are to be on only
one side of the souse, they should be
on the south side in order that the
fowls may have the benefit of the
first dry ground in early spring. It
not infrequently happens that in lo
calities where snow is abundant the
ground on the south side is dry many
"days before that on the north side.
If the yards are to be in perma
nent sod and are to furnish green
feed for the fowls, 70 to 80 square
feet should be allowed for each bird,
poultry specialists in the United
States Department of Agriculture
say. If part of the green feed is to
be otherwise provided for, and the
yards used mainly for exercise
grounds, 35 to 40 square feet per
bird will be sufficient.
Shade of some kind should be pro
vided, and this can often be advan
tageously furnished by planting
fruit trees (such as pears, plums,
cherries and apples) in the yard.
It Ought Not So To Be.
At this time when so much atten
tion is being given to the lawlessness
that is rampant in our country, we
ought to condemn the things in which
crime and immorality get a begin
ning. Their deep sources are out of
our reach; and when they are finished
products they are often too difficult
for cure. , . ......
In many of his injunctions .it was,:
not the 'causa- but the beginnings;*)!\
crime and immorality that the baster
dealt with. He saw, for instance, the
anger and insulting words lead on to
murder, and in fact were incipient
murder: therefore He condemned an
ger, and under the heaviest penalty
forbade the calling a fellow man by
an insulting epithet, such as "raca"
or "fool." Estrangement from a
neighbor was not only an evil but a
dangerous thing; therefore He placed
the duty of reconciliation' before the
duty of worship. In like manner He
struck, not at the cause of adultery,
but at its beginnings in the lustful
look. This method of dealing with
lawlessness was characteristic of our
Lord ? d is also characteristic of His
This seems to be the method of
common sense for ordinary men take
precautions against the beginnings
of dangerous agents, such as fire or
disease; or if these get a start they
are stopped, if they can be, before
they get too far.
Now it is just this method that is
followed by our pastors in their tes
timony against the modern dance and
dance hall, against the evilly sug
gested movies, against the cigerette,
the card games, the breaking down
of the Sabbath and a good many oth
er things which are not considered
criminal in themselves but which too
often are the beginnings of the dark
er things from which society seeks
And yet, sad to say, the testimony
of pastors against these evils does not
always receive the amen of the pub
lic. Only a few days ago one of the
greatest papers in America saw fit,
on two accasions, to rebuke leading
pastors who had borne their testi
mony against the immodest modern
dance. It ought not so to be.-Bap
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Reducing the Cost.
?Tj^?se who have been able to take
t?antage of every gpod ploding
f?ri January have been taking ef
fective steps toward reducing the
cost of this year's crops. This is true
for several reasons. Early plowing
will give plenty of time for the rains
to settie the ground and give a firm
seed bed at planting time. Early plow
ing distributes the work better, giv
ing more work in the early months
and less work right at the planting
season. Thus it is possible to get
crops planted more nearly on time.
But one of the greatest advantages
of early plowing is that by it we turn
under stalks, grass, weeds or any hu
mus building material in time for
them to start rotting by planting
time. To many, the effect of each of
these advantages may appear negli
gible. Yet it is a fact that each of
them contributes directly or indirect
ly to reducing the cost of making
crops. The firm seed bed insures bet
ter germination and a more rapid
growth for the young crop. Getting
all crops planted in due season usual
ly makes them more certain in pro
duction. Turning under stalks, grass,
and weeds in time for rotting to be*
well started by planting time assures
more plant food for the crop and
therefore more pounds or more bush
els of the crop. It lessens somewhat
th? danger of the interference of the
old stalks in working the new crop.
A thick crop of grass or weeds turned
under just before planting time will
usually prevent the passage o? soil
moisture from below to the surface
layer where the plants are growing.
It is necessary that such crops be
turned under early enough to permit
partial decay before the dry weather
of summer sets in.
It certainly can cost no more per
acre to plow early. The plowing has
to be done. If early plowing at no
greater cost per acre produces more
pounds or more bushels of crop per
sicre, the cost per pound or per bushel
is actually reduced. Every day be
tween now and ' nting time, when
the soil is not too -o plow, should
be utilized to th ir?st extent to
help reduce th . ir next crop.
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