National Affairs: N. Y. vs. N. J.

Where great masses of humanity congregate for their enrichment, enlightenment and pleasure, there always develops a great amount of offal which must be disposed of if their enrichment, enlightenment and pleasure is to continue. And the problem of offal often breeds trouble. Recently, the War Department reprimanded Chicago for drawing too much water from Lake Michigan for the purpose of flushing away its offal. Chicago was ordered to construct incineration plants and use less water.

Last week, it was the turn of New York City to be reprimanded. In 1917, one of that...

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