The Boy Scout movement is emphasized as an aid to conservation by conservation by Gifford Pinchot, former chief forester, who says of it: "There are very many reasons why I believe in the Boy Scouts; one of the first of them is that I do not see how it is possible for any good scout to grow up without becoming a good forester. I predict that not long from now we shall find the largest increase in the profession of forestry from the men who have been trained as Boy Scouts."

A bill for land value taxation in municipalities upon a referendum vote, introduced in the lower House of the New Jersey Legislature, provides that in such municipality thereafter all personal property and all buildings or other improvements upon land shall not be taxed, but the entire amount of the taxes to be raised in said community, other than excise taxes, shall be levied upon land alone, according to its value.

A gift of three hundred thousand dollars from Mrs. Russell Sage to Cornell University is announced. The money is given for a new dormitory for one hundred and seventy-five women students whose rooms are now scattered about in private houses owing to the limited capacity of Sage College, the women's department of the university. The new dormitory will be known as Prudence Risley Hall, in memory of Russell Sage's mother.

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March 25, 1911

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