'' Emaciated, Despairing

Senator La Follette of Wisconsin arrived in the U. S. fresh from a European tour, in which he investigated conditions on that continent. The Senator was principally impressed by what he had seen in Germany:

"The Germans have been underfed for seven years. They are suffering for want of food, fuel and clothing. Young children and old people are dying daily from hunger and disease induced by hunger.

"Emaciated, despairing, they are waiting the end.

"The situation is desperate in the large cities, where food riots are common.

"The crisis which is at...

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