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THE MICHIGAN DAILY MAGAZINE SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 1922
A Letter Froupon the abundance of fruits and vge
1 tables. They are appallingly lazy.
Everything lives and grows easily;
(By Marion Kerr) lessor to receive an appointment as there are thousands of different spe-
Professor or assistant in mineralogy ties of plants and animals. There is!9
or geology in an American provincial no suc thing as hurry and rush
our consciousness like loose leaves university or technical school, or as- animals and humans all move and act
from a medieval goblin book. An oc- sistant in a geological survey, and if slowly, generally indolently and with-
casional personal touch with realities possible, perhaps you know where. oat ambition. On the other hand,
of the Russion goblin boot, or an out- Which is the salary of it? plants and animals have little or no
'41tit possiblg tonhopektooreceive-resistance to disease, and die as eas-
cry from one of the characters there- 4-Is it possible to hope to receive ily as they live and grow. One of
a grant from the American govern-
in, strikes us with surprise, aid se aect or private American men for the the biggest factors for a stat u
discover for the nih time, with aston-mR s s healthiness is the great number of
! iniiration of Russian professors and parasites, from which both animals
ishment, that stories, like druams (in- engineers? and humans suffer. The mosquitoes a
cluding the Freudian variety) are "5-Which is the situation of Rus- are, however, very scarce; due to the
sometimes true. sians now in America in general? diligent efforts of the government they:
Following is A letter received by "Nos it is possible to send letters have been practically exterminated.
Dean E. i. Kraus of the department through Japan and I profit at the kind- "The Americans down there are, I
of mineralogy from a former school- ness of Professor Jimbo, to which you think, just as energetic as the Amer-
mate, trot. P. Sistschii y snded will address your answer and he will leans up here," said Miss Cobb. This LINGERIE of th datiest
it Novutcherkasak, Russia. -The note forward it to me. I wrote you two might be taken as a refutation of the
ws en route for fifteen months, being years ago but it was impossible to get theory that tropical climate makes sort in the new pongee or
mailed to Dean Kraus o Nov mber itsveis men indolent-and then again, it may
30, 1920, 'uming to America secretly simply be that only those Americans checkered gingham is sim-
by way of Japan through the aid of a remain who can stand the climate and
friend. A similar letter written to ond ons at Panama maintain their energy and efficiency. ply irresistible.
Dean Kraus from Russia in February( (By Dorothy eoltz) Miss Cobb some time ago returned
of 1918 was also received here only -from a four-weeks' stay in Panama,
a few weeks ago. One of the most remarkable things where she has been assisting her
The letter is quoted verbatii, with about conditions in the Panama Canal father, a biologist in the Department
of Agriculture at Washington, in the
Russian version of the Saturdayy Zone, according to Miss Frieda Cobb, study of a disease of cocoanut palms,
Evening Post language. The letter is:: assistant director of the botanical gar- called "red ring. The disease occurs
"Altos'ome as 'our oluh friemd from
"inii tus ast your otie queion' dens of the University, is the fact that in most places where the palms are
Munich to write You som rything down there i so nex- grown, but has only been found to
which are now of great value for me be serious in a few of the larger plan-
and for many of my Russian pettedly modern and comfortable, tations, where grave losses of hun-
friends. ,which is in decided contrast to the dreds of the trees have been sustained PARTY FROCKS of Crepe
"The stiad conditions in Russia and : conditions in bordering Panamanian as a result of the disease. It is caused
the painful position of Russian Uni- towns. All of the foods, conveniences, ty nematodes-small, worm-like ani- Knit, Vall Ette, and taffeta
versities and technical high schools.Imals which settle b the thousands in
make me aitd some of my triends think and luxuries which may be found in r theuby the tosds in
a red ring around the inside of the will charm the wearer with
upon the possibility cf immigration lte United States are available in tree-trunk, gradually destroying the
to the United States or to Canad' The Panama. The entire Canal Zone is life of the tree. Since the cocoanut their touches of Paisley.
chief dificulty of immigration is that I under the jurisdiction of the United industry is one of the largest and
we all are personally nearly quite States War department, and orders most important ones in the tropics,
ruined and all ate have is our profes-i. the study and control of this disease
sor's saitry, which is of course not issued regarding sanitation and clean- is becoming increasingly important,
suflicient for the removal to America liness must, perforce, be carried out. not only to the natives, who use the
because the Russian ruble is now The work which has been accom- palms in various forms of food, cloth-
only oneuTenth of whatt it was before plished by the government in this mat- ing, and even shelter, but also to the
the war. ter is strikingly shown by a glance northern countries, which use many
"I to nott know whether in American at the filthiness of the bordring cocoanut products.
or Canadian universities are accepted towns which do not come under gov- - -
as assistants, demonstrators or profes- ernment control. There is one town' A new subscription edition of Rob-
sors--foreigners. I know only one in particular, which happens to lie on ert Louis Stevenson's works is now
Russian professor of Zoology in Yale the border-line between the native being published, 1000 sets being for
University of New aven, and I woumuld territory and that taken over by the England and 1000 sets for this coun-
be thankful to you if you answer me government. In the native section, try. This edition, which is issued one
on the following questions: the lazy, shiftless inhabitants are volume a month, will be the finest
"t-Which amount is necessary for dirty, diseased and unspeakably and most complete collection of Stev- COLLAR and CUFF Sets
one person for the travel from Russia filthy, while in the American section, enson's works which has ever been
to Anmerica at the present timee practically across the street, may be published, being even superior to the will brighten up the old
"2-Which is the mmimum rate net- found a rigid regime of cleanliness, famous Edinburgh edition. The sub-
essary for uoderate life per person neatness and comfort. scriptions are being eagerly sought dresses and lend an al of
in a provaincil Americant university The mortality in the native district by collectors, and the price of the
town? us abnormally high. The natives do English edition has already advanced.
"3-Is it possible for a Russian pro- not have to work, since they can exist to ten pounds a volume. crispness to new suits.
Our Ambition
SPORT SUITS of Tweed,
is to win the respect and confidence of all our cus- SPTRlinTr osuwith
Trelaine, or Homespun with
tomers. We attempt to do this by giving every Knickers and convertible
skirts are to be had in all
person who enters our doors, whether a stranger
soft colored tones.
or'a patron, courteous and considerate attention.
THE ANN ARBOR SAVINGS BANK
RESOURCES OVER $5,000,000.00
LIBERTY AT MAIN

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