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ERMANY HAS ENOUGH FOOD, according to some estimates, to last two-thirds of the time to the next harvest, and workmen along the frontier are reported in cable dispatches as saying that "food-conditions are exaggerated in the press. . . obviously to appeal to the Entente sympathies." German harvests. fed the population all through the war, and only a few weeks have gone by since the 1918 crops were garnered, so that a famine now would be an economic phenomenon. Yet the air fairly thrills with wireless waves piteously begging bread. Shall we send it, when the scarcity here makes prices excruciating to the American poor and to workers facing unemployment this winter? "They will get some," sternly replies The Journal of the great flour-milling city of Minneapolis, "but not until the mouths of those whom they have starved have been fed... When there is a shortage, who should be fed first, the Belgian women and children, or the sniveling Hun?" An examination of the American press shows that the German wail, which was the first sign of life of the newborn German Government, has not aroused any large amount of compassion over here. It is remarked everywhere that German diplomacy, when it began this latest propaganda, knew that the Allied leaders, from Premiers Clemenceau and Lloyd George and President Wilson down to the wise country editors all over America, had agreed to the provisioning of Germany. Does this sudden and continued whine, in which German diplomats have utilized the voices of women and children, mean merely that Germany wants "more," or are we in the midst of another German offensive, a hunger-offensive, intended by its Teutonic contrivers to split the Allies on the question of pity, provisions, and lovingkindness for our enemy? "From all this clamor of appeal," the usually kind-hearted New York World remarks, "one gets the idea that the propaganda of Kultur is one institution that has survived the wreck of revolution and shock of defeat, shorn

not even of its clumsiness." To many observers this "propaganda" is important as the opening gun of Germany's fight for a victory at the peace table. All our late full-Germans, pro-Germans, and pacifists are expected to come out of hiding forthwith and "show mercy to the defeated." "They will

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