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March 12, 1922 - Image 14

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.1-I Letu
(By Marion Kerr
Echoes of events in Rus,
our consciousness like lo
from a medieval goblin bo
casional personal touch '1
of the Russian goblin book
cry from one of the chara
in, strikes us with surpr:
discover for the nth time,
ishment, -that stories, like
eluding the Freudian vf
sometimes true.
Following is a letteri
Dean E. H. Kraus of -the
of mineralogy from a for]
mate, Prof. P. Sustschinsk
at Novotcherkasak, Russia
was en.route for fifteen me
mailed to Dean Kraus on
30, 1920, coming to Ameri
by way of Japan through t
friend. A similar letter
Dean Kraus from Russia i
of 1918 was also received
a few weeks ago.
The letter is quoted ver
Russian version of the
Evening Post language. TI
"Allow me as your old f
Munich to write you somE
which are now of great va
and for many of my
"The sad conditions in
the painful position of Ru
versities and technical hg
make me and, some of my fr
upon the possibility of ii
to the United States or to C
chief difficulty of immigrat
we all are personally use
ruined and all we have is
sor's salary, which is of
sufficient for the removalt
because the Russian ruble
only one-tenth of what it
the war.
"I do not know whether is
or Canadian universities ar
as assistants, demonstrators
sors-foreigners. I know
Russian professor- of Zoolo
University of.New Haven, a
be thankful to you if you
on the following questions
"1-Which amount is ne
-one person for the travel fr
to America at the present
"2-Which is the minimus
essary for moderate life I
in a provinial American
"3-Is it possible for a Rt

+ F o .I u s i upon the abundance of fruits and vege-
or frlm Russia tables. They are appallingly lazy.
Everything lives and grows easily;
r) - fessor to receive an appointment as there are thousands of different spe-
sia slip into professor or assistant in mineralogy cies of plants and animals. There is
or geology in an American provincial no such thing 'as hurry and rush-
ose leaves university or technical school, or as- animals and humans all move and act
ok. An oc- sistant in a geological survey, and if slowly, generally indolently and with-
ith realities possible, perhaps you know where. out ambition. On the other hand,
, or an out- Which is the salary of it? plants and animals have little or -no
r 4-Is it possible to hope to receive resistance to disease, and die as eas-
cters there- ily as they live and grow. One of
ise, and we agnt om the American govern- the biggest factors for a state of un-
mwent or private American men for the healthiness is the 'great number of
with aston- immigration of Russian professors and paastes fs wh t nmals
dreams (in- engineers? parasites, from which both animals
and humans suffer. The mosquitoes
ariety) are "5-Which is the situation of Rus- are, however, very scarce; due to the
siais now in America in general? diligent efforts of the government they
received by "Now it is possible to send letters have been practically exterminated.
department through Japan and I profit at the kind- "The Americans down there are, I
mer school- ness of Professor Jimbo, to which you think, just as energetic as /the Amer-
y, stranded will address your answer and he will icans up here," said Miss Cobb. This
The note forward it to me. I wrote, you two might be taken as a refutation of the
euths, being years ago but it was impossible to get theory that- tropical climate makes
November answer." men indolent-and then again, it may
ca secretly simply be that only those Americans
he aid of a * remain who can stand the climate and
written to Conftions at anama maintain their energy and efficiency.
n February (By Dorothy Geltz) Miss Cobb some time ago re rned
here only from a four-weeks' stay in Pa aua,
One of the most remarkable things where she has been assisting her
hatim, with about conditions in the Panama Canal father, a biologist in the Department
batimwith.of_ Agriculture at Washington, in the
Saturday Zone, according to Miss Frieda Cobb, study of a disease of cocoanut palms,
hs letter is: assistant-director of the botanical gar- called "red ring." The disease occurs
riend from dens of the University, is the fact that in most places where the palms are
suei for me everythilig down there is so unex- grown, but has only been found to
yRussian petedly modern and comfortable, be serious in a few of the larger plan-
tations, where grave losses of hun-
which is in decided contrast to the dreds of the trees have been sustained
Russia and conditions in bordering Panamanian as a result of the disease. It is caused
ssian Uns- towns. All of the foods, conveniences, by nematodes-small, worm-like ani-
gh schools ' rlswih settle by the thosnsi
ieiads think and luxuries which may be found in mals whit ousands in
immigration the United -States are available in a red ring around the inside of the
tree-trunk, gradually destroying the
anada. The Panama. The entire Canal Zone is life of the tree. Since the cocoanut
ion is that under the jurisdiction of the United industry is one of the largest and
Oarlyqrt States War department, and orders most important ones in the tropis,
our .profes- SaesWr earmnthndodesmstuImpoantoesointheitroiss
course not issued regarding sanitation and clean- the stud and control of this disease
is becoming Increasingly important,
to America liness must, perforce, be carried out. not only to the natives, who use the
is now The. work which has been' accom- palms in various forms of food, cloth-
was before plished by the government in this mat- ing, and even shelter, but also to the
ter is strikingly shown by a glance northern countries, which use many
n American at the filthiness of the bordering cocoanut products.
re accepted towns which do not come under gov-
s or profes- ernment control. There is one town A new subscription edition of Rob-
only one in particular, which happens to lie on ert Louis Stevenson's works is now
gy in Yale the border-line -between the native being published, 1000 sets being for
nd I would territory and that taken over by the England and 1000 sets for this coun-
answer me government. In the native section, try. This edition, wshich is issued one
the lazy, shiftless inhabitants 'are volume a month; will be the finest
cessary for dirty, diseased and unspeakably and most complete collection of Stev-
rem Russia filthy, while in the American section, enson's works which has ever been
time? practically across the street, may be published, being even superior to -the
n rate nec- found 'a rigid 'egime of cleanliness, famous Edinburgh edition. The sub-
per person neatness and comfort. scriptions are being eagerly sought
university The mortality in the native district by collectors, and the price of the
is abnormally high. The natives do: English edition has already advanced'
ussian pro- not have to worl, since they can exist to ten pounds a volume.


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