Foreign News: Damning Decision

Savants and Statesmen sometimes learn from Swine. As a result of such learning the Federal Council of the German States issued an order, last week, banning from importation into Germany all U. S. barley, except that grown in the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.

Barley from other U. S. states is now tainted with gibberella sanbinetti, ruled the Federal Council, and based this damning decision upon the reports of German savants, who have been learning from German swine.

Learning progressed as follows. First 20,000 tons of U. S. barley, the first batch of a 500,000-ton order, was received and test samples...