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AUGUST 24, 1921
GENERAL BADOGLIO AGREES
ENERAL PIETRO BADOGLIO,
army during the World War and now Chief of Staff, is visiting America. Everywhere he has received notable attention from the American Army. Many Italians who have served in the war put on their Alpini, Arditi, or Bersaglieri uniforms that they might the better greet the Commander. The high esteem in which General Badoglio is held in Italy lends interest to any comment he may make concerning America.
On August 10, journeying across the continent, he made this reported statement: "American cities are growing at an amazing rate, but the growth must be checked. I have seen great stretches of farm land devoid of habitation. This land must be cultivated to keep up the balance between industry and agricul. ture. If this principle be ignored, the United States will become more dependent upon imports than England herself."
Some days previous, Dr. John J. Tigert, United States Commissioner of Education, in an address at Rutgers College declared: “The rapid urbanization of the country population is a serious matter. It was the chief cause of the fall of Rome." Writing to The Outlook with regard to this, Dr. Tigert admits that opinions differ as to the cause of the fall of Rome and that other factors have been mentioned as contributory—the unequal distribution of wealth, failure to work out a representative form of government, internal dissensions, immorality, etc.—but that among students of the problem a too greatly urbanized population is construed to be one of the fundamental causes. The urbanization tendency is pronounced here. Dr. Tigert adds:
"In all the States in which I have studied the returns, notwithstanding the increase in the population in the entire State, there has been a decrease in population in a very large number of counties."
described by Dr. Buttrick, President of the General Education Board, in an article elsewhere in this issue. The example set by Pearl River County is one which many other sections of the United States will do well to heed.
Of course it may be said that the United States is spending more than any other nation on its schools, and, moreover, that in every State laws compel school attendance. But we do not spend enough and our laws are not enforced, declares Mr. Tigert. Only about half of the 27,000,000 children of school age in the United States, he affirms, required to be in the schools, have been actually in attendance. Only about 20,000,000, he declares, were enrolled in the schools, and of these some 5,000,000 were habitually absent. However, school attendance has lately been gratifyingly increased.
The result of our system of education, rural especially, was indicated in the late war. One out of five thousand German soldiers was illiterate. But when our American recruits were put to the test of writing a few sentences nearly one-third, approximately four hundred thousand out of a million and a half, were unable to meet even this low standard of literacy.
HELP TO THE FARMERS
deed, the recent necessary restriction of credit has hit him harder than it has the manufacturer. The foreigner is not buying farm products as he once did. The consequent lower export prices for our products have been of course reflected in lower domestic prices. The farmer cannot sell the surplus, though he expects to do so later. Meanwhile his living expenses go on just the same. He has borrowed all he can from the banks and the banks have lent all they can. The farmer is practically penniless.
Agricultural products are rotting and spoiling, not only because of low prices, but also because the cost of transportation from the place of production to the market is so great that to send the product away would mean an actual loss of money. The result is that many empty freight cars stand idle on the sidetracks.
As the farmer's is the primary industry, he should have aid first; this aid will indirectly help the transporter and the manufacturer.
With regard to plans for aid, the Nor
(C) Harris & Ewing JOHN J. TIGERT, U. S. COMMISSIONER
ris Bill, creating a Federal Farmers' tional cases," none of the proposed loans Export Corporation, to be owned by the of the War Finance Corporation, we Government for the purpose of buying think, should go beyond the realm of farm products in the United States and assistance in orderly marketing of selling them abroad, was finally disap- crops. Certainly, adequate financing proved in the United States Senate. The will enable growers to market more first objection to it was that it created promptly because buyers must have conanother Government commission in ad- fidence in the general level of prices or dition to the many now existing. The they will not buy to supply their normal second objection was that the bill would needs. The War Finance Corporation put the Government into the business of can and, we believe, will accelerate this buying and selling. The Government movement materially. The original might buy easily enough. It is quite functions of the Corporation, being reanother thing to sell.
Despite these objections, the Norris Bill would probably have passed had not FOR THE STUDY OF sounder substitute been proposed.
CURRENT HISTORY The substitute directs the War Finance
An Outline Study of Current HisCorporation whenever, in its opinion, tory, prepared by J. Madison conditions arising from the war have Gathany, A.M., and consisting of brought about an abnormal surplus ac
questions based upon the subjects
discussed each week in The Outlook, cumulation of our staple agricultural
will be printed weekly on a separate products and when ordinary banking sheet and will, on request, be mailed facilities have proved inadequate, to to subscribers who are teachers make advances to farmers' associations
in charge of study groups. or to agricultural dealers or to foreign
THE OUTLOOK COMPANY corporations on
condition that the money be spent in the United States, stricted to financing export trade, are and may also make advances to any enlarged to aid agricultural interests in bank which has been doing business general as prefatory to such trade. with those engaged in marketing Ameri. In its operations the Corporation has can agricultural products.
not lost a dollar. It exercises a gener
ally fortifying influence, helpful from THE FARMER NOW
the psychological point of view, for it BUYS GRADUALLY
encourages bankers and exporters to act HERE was some questioning as to
more energetically in meeting disturbed whether the Norris Bill would not
conditions. Indeed, the Corporation has afford standing ground for some specula
made agreements for loans which have tors who wanted to hold stocks of crops
not been followed by the actual advance solely in order to stiffen prices. Surely, · of funds, because the prospective borrow. if prices of our products are artificially
ers, strengthened by the assurance of aid raised beyond world prices our foreign through the Corporation, were then able customers will not buy of us. The sub
after all to obtain the necessary funds stitute which has just passed the Sen
through ordinary banking channels. ate, however, instead of instigating
A new condition has arisen in foreign speculation, merely recognizes the fact
trade. It has really less to do with that Europe now prefers to take our
credits to foreigners, we believe, and commodities gradually instead of as
more with credits to Americans. In any formerly, when it bought nearly a whole
case, we are sure, the question to-day is year's supply in the six months follow.
one of markets rather than of credits. ing the maturity of our crops. Not recognizing this situation last autumn,
AT LAST THE DISABLED MEN we undertook to force upon our Euro
HAVE A CHANCE pean customers a year's supply in a few RESIDENT HARDING has signed the Sol. months. This not only broke down the dier Relief Bill. Its enactment into price of our own commodities, it also law forms one of the most creditable broke down the foreign exchanges. The accomplishments of the present Adminisresult was interference not only with tration. agricultural exports, but with all our Hitherto the ex-service man has been other business. We were specially having a hard time, not because the moved to this attempt because over two country did not want to do the right years ago we went through a situation thing by him, but because it did not of dangerous inflation and overproduc- know how. For his benefit there existed tion. Prices were rising and producers certain overlapping bureaus whose ca. overstocked themselves. We have since pacity for successful achievement was been digesting these overstocks on a de- not as great as it should have been. clining market and have suffered fear- The Sweet Bill consolidates and cofully in consequence.
ordinates three of these agencies—the l'nless mistakes be made in "excep- •Bureau of War Risk Insurance, the Re.
habilitation Division of the Vocational Education Board, and so much of the Public Health Service as has to do with disabled ex-service men.
The size of the undertaking will be appreciated when it is realized that the Director of the newly created Veterans' Bureau will be the head of an insurance business handling hundreds of thousands of policies. In addition, he will have under his supervision the vocational rehabilitation work-the work which seeks to restore disabled veterans to their former earning capacity, and even to create in them a new earning capacity. The Director will also be responsible for the care of the many thousand veterans scattered through private and Governmental hospitals throughout the country. It will be the task of the Director to secure accommodation for all ex-soldiers and sailors and marines in State, municipal, or private hospitals and to supervise the appropriations for the construction of hospitals by the Federal Government.
But the most striking and talked-of feature of the new act is its institution of regional administration. Hitherto the disabled soldier who wanted to apply for medical treatment was often at arm's length from any Government resource. But now that 140 regional sub offices are being erected throughout the country he may go to the nearest one, be examined by the medical authority there, and, if found a ft subject for hospital treatment, will obtain it at once. Should he need compensation or vocational treatment, he may put in his claim at the same sub-office.
After signing the bill, President Har. ding appointed Colonel Charles R. Forbes, who has been chief of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, head of the new Veterans' Bureau. As a youth Colonel Forbes shipped before the mast and went to Australia on squarerigger. During the war he saw active service overseas and was commanding officer of a regiment of infantry. He has lived for many years on the Pacific coast.