CONCRETE POSTS FORT MINES.
"Warning is sent out by the Na
tional Board of Fire Underwriters
to all who work in film-storage build
ings to take special precautions
against fire. As long as motion pic
tures are printed on nitro-ceUulose
film, there will be serious hazard
from the explosion of inflammable
gases. In practically all of the large
cities of the United States many
lives are thus endangered.
FIRST JAP WOMAN EDITOR.
Hollow concrete posts for use as
mine timbers have been devised by a
Belgian engineer. The new system,
which is : designed to permit of set
tlement If the support is overbur
dened, consists essentially of a hol
low reinforced concrete column fill
ed with sand or some other slightly
compressed material through which
the load is transmitted.
The first Japanese woman to edit
AMERICAN RED CROSS
. TO GIVE RORAL HELP
a woman's paper in her country,
Miyo Kohashi, has been studying1
journalism at Columbia university!
in preparation for teaching journal
ism in Tokyo.
Program for Public Health and
Community Welfare Is Now
Well Under Way.
Rural communities and towns of less
than 8,000 population benefit in a very
large part by the public health and
community welfare work of the Ameri
can Red Cross. Almost all of the
3,600 Red Cross chapters have some
rural sections in their territory. There
fore the Red Cross Rural" Service.
Briefly, the purpose of Rural Serv
ice Is to assist people to get oat of life
more halth, wealth and happiness. In
this purpose public health instruction
and general educational progress of
both children and adults play a big
Recreation is found to be one of the
biggest needs In rural life. There Is
lack of sufficient play-life for the chil
dren and social life for the adults.
Picnics, pageants, debating clubs,
baseball leagues, community singing
and other social events which bring
the people of surrounding communities
together have been organized and car
ried on under the guidance of Red
Cross rural workers to great advan
tage. In many Instances solving rec
reational problems and getting people
together proves to be the awakening
of the community to other conditions
which may be improved by united
As a result of community organiza
tion, townships in which there had
been neither plans nor Interest in
community progress have been organ
ized to work together with the unified
purpose of bringing their community
up to the most enlightened standards.
Lecture and musical entertainment
courses have been started as a result
of community meetings, as well as cir
culating libraries, Red Cross schools of
instruction in Home Nursing, Care of
the Sick and First Aid. In the larger
towns the need for restreoms and pub
lic comfort stations is being met. Play
grounds for the children have been
established and recreational activities
worked out for the year.
In order that there may be concerted
effort in carrying on the programs of
the various welfare agencies in the
rural districts. Red Cross Rural Serv
ice helps the organizations already on
the ground. The main object of the
service is to lend a hand everywhere
and take th lead only where Necessary.
Tt has been known for a long time
that ftiere were oil wells near Yen
cliang, in Shensi, near the Shensi
border, whdte several small oil wells
give about 6,000 gallons a month,
and a small Chinese refinery makes
a fairly good product, marketed lo
cally, and at Sianfu. However, as
engineers sent over by an American
company in 1914 reported that oil
did not exist there in sufficient quan
tities to make extensive development
profitable, little has been attempted.
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