Assistant Secretary of Agriculture.
From a careful study of the situation, it appears that there is not enough labor seeking employment on the farms to harvest the crops this year. If we can not get men from the colleges and cities who are physically able to work on these farms, the crops will not be saved, and if the crops are lost, it will be almost as bad as if we lose the battle now raging in the West.
Farming is no harder than football. It is not one-half as hard as fighting in the trenches, and it happens that at present farming is far more important, than football and fully as important as fighting. It is therefore urged that all college men not engaged in military or naval training enroll in this agricultural work during the coming summer.