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S T A R V OL. X X X i l l EAST H A M P T O N , N. Y., F E B R U A R Y 15. 1918 N O . 13 LOCAL SCHOOL STANDINGS a n n u a l g a r d e n s e e d d e b a t e Pupils Making an Average ol Seventy' five Per Cent and Over Grade I— Girls— Anna Bell, 81; Edna Bennett, 76; Grace Bennett, 75; Mary Fanning, 75; Caroline Lu­ ther, 86; Medina Marasca, 86; Edna Simons, 88; Catherine Vail, 82; Made­ line Whiteside, 77; May Wells, 86. Helen McGuire, 83. Boys— James Bennett, 87; Forrest Bennett, 81; Hubert Cullum, 81; Sydney Dayton, 78; Louis Edwards, 85; Robert Fith- ian, 78; Howard Flannery, 86; Man­ uel Frohlich, 84; Thomas Gilmartin, 89; Charles Lloyd, 75; Edward Losee, 88; Robert Lynch, 85; Earle Rampe, 81; Foira Joppimen, 86; Isaac Spell­ man, 84; Arthur Steele, 76; Adam Wilhelm, 84. Grade I— Baker, Elizabeth, 77; Bennett, Edith, 85; Collins, Caroline, 84; Dickerson, Phoebe, 77; Easer, Katherine, 86; Fanning, Lina, 82; Gay, Irene, 85; Hornell, Teresa, 75; Lester, Mary Emma, 75; Mott, Eunice 86; Payne, Myrtle, 83; Simons, Inez, 80; Spivak, Ethel, 75; Topping, Au­ gusta, 84; Wazlo, Antonia, 78; Bono, Thomas, 77; Dragotta, Joseph, 76; Ernest, Bernard, 80; Gibbons, Al- rlrid, 79; Ketcham, Charles, 80; King, Allan, 83; Parsons, Leroy, 84; Pas- samonte, Joseph, 78; Payne, Richard, 81; Penny, William, 84; Russell, Bur­ ton, 80; Simons, Richard, 77; Steel, Richard, 75; Walstein, Clifford, 83; Sonberg, Lena, 80. Grade 2 A— Margaret Bahns, 94; Jennie Bennett, 78; Lucy Bennett, 80; Beatrice Lloyd, 82; Teresa Mar- esca, 93; Edna Miller, 80; Grace Stephens, 95; William King, 88; Mer- vin Moore, 87; Charles Morford, 77; Francis Mott, 82; Michael Paris, 89; Coolidge Hand, 92*; Kenneth Ross, 80; Roger Skinner, 83; George Strong, 86; Melville Wood, 96; Mar­ garet Shott\. Grade I I — Frank Bennett, 75; ‘ An­ drew Cavagnaro, George Cozine, 91; John DeGate, 86; ’ Thomas Gay, 95; Henry McCallum, 87; John Munger, 84; Robert Peckham, 89; Raymond Smith, 88; Lloyd Williams, 76; Jes­ sie Adams, 79; Edna Chapman, 83; Alice Dominy, 94; Sybel Gilmartin, 79; Edith Gordon, 81; ’ Florence In ­ galls, 91; Frances Lester, 91; Rose Lynch, 89; Margaret Silvey, 75; Hel­ ena Tiffany, 98. Grade III— Hilma Anderson, 82; Alice Bennett, 88; Barbara Boughton, 83 Est.; Alice Dayton, 88; Sarah Dickinson, 92; Katharine Edwards, 84; Margaret Gilmartin, 95; Sarah Gilmartin, 77; Ethel Lester, 88; Dor­ othy Lloyd, 83; Florence Lynch, 79; Ida Neilson, 79; Catherine Pingatore, 77; . Frances Rogers, 81; Florence Ross, 91; Helen Smith, 97; Alice White, 90; Lydia Wild, 89; Anna Worthington, 90; Robert Barnes, 92; Vernon Bennett, 77; Enoch Fithian, 83; Ralph King, 84; Charles Mansir, 90; Charles Passamonte, 81*; Leon­ ard Scott, 80; Newton Tiffany, 86; Frank Tillinghast, 77; Raymond Wazlo, 79;. Wellington Williams, 75. Grade IV — Barns, Dixon, 95; Sey­ more, Carde, 82; Chapman, Edgar, 87; Clemens, Thomas, 91; Conrad, Wesley, 84; Dayton, Gilbert, 84; Easer, Louis, 92; Frazee, Charles, 87*; Gibbons, John, 86*; Griffen, Albert, 83; Irsa, Peter, 88; King, Kenneth, 92; Lynch, Charles, 92; Mc­ Guire, George, 85; McGuire, Rich­ ard, 85; Osborne, Thaddeus, 83; Senft, Frederick, 88; Shott, Alexand­ er, 87*; Stephens, Edwin, 93; Ben­ nett, Mildred, 77; Cicero, Lillian, 90; Dix, Helen, 84; Fithian, Alice, 88; Fithian, Ruth, 90; Gibbons, Doris, 85; Hitchcock, Gladys, 92; Laurence, Marion, 95; Lester, Mary Belle, 76; Losee, Marie, 91; Smith, Frances, 83; Vail, Frances, 88. Grade V— Adrian Bennett, 88; Meyer, Goldstein, 89; Harry Good- ale, 85; James Grimshaw, 84*; Rob­ ert Ketcham, 96; Freddie Lester, 90; James Marley, 91; Leon McGuire, 82; Stanley Monsell, 90; Edward Morford, 81; Dorrall Parsons, 94*; Milton Schaible, 81; George Stolberg, 85; Anthony Valentine, 85; Peter -Wazlo, 81; Seward Wood, 92; Ada Adams, 82; Ruth Baker, 91; Catherine Ben­ nett, 84*; Blanche Collins, 78; Char­ lotte Fithian, 85; Alice Frazee, 94; Margaret Gould, 85; Helen Injralls. 86; Edna Ketcham, 90; Bernice King, 85; Prudence Merrell, 92; Rosie Mit­ chell, 86; Mildred Munger, 89; Nico- lina Pingetore, 77; Bernice Stevens. 90; Louise Wilhelm, 85*. Sixth B— William Adam, 76; Cas­ per Bedell, 82 Est.; Chas. Bennett, 81; Julia Bennett, 76; Josephine Cic­ ero, 79; Florence Conklin, 79; Lloyd Griffin. 85; Harry Ingalls, 78*; Char-1 lotto King, 80; Nancy King, 86; Ar­ thur McCrcary, 77; Frances Miller 85; Nancy Rost, 79; Dorothy Scott, . 75 Est.; Madeline Mitchell, 77; John I Sallmack, 77. P^jxth Ornde— Almguist, Walter, I 79; Curlew, Melvin, 78; Easer, Hnr- 1 rv, 85; Field, Gerald, 80; Hand, . George, 90; Isaac. Rudolph, 91; Kent, | Harry, 81; I ester, Robert, 81; Sim- . tnons. Russell. 79 Est.; Robertson, Ar ; ehie. 82; Baker, Elizabeth, 83 Est-; ! Baker, Marion, 84 Est ; Burkhardt.) Vera, 81; Cavagnaro, Marv, 87; Ed- I wards. Jean. 85; Ernest. Ada. S2. j While the vast Government en­ gines and organizations of war rolled their relentless way toward the plac­ ing of 1,000,000 men on the battle­ fields of Europe, the House of Repre sentatives sat up solemnly the other day and indulged in the great annual garden-seed debate. The momentous question of whether or not the Con­ gress should vote $363,480 instead of $242,320, as heretofore, so that the various Representatives might remind their constituents with packages of garden and flower seeds that they are still on the job at Washington, ate up an hour or so of the country’s time and burned up four whole pages of the Congressional Record. Meyer London of New York ridiculed the discussion as replacing momentous problems. Some Representatives wanted to cut out the appropriation altogether and give the money to the W ar De­ partment, while Representative Can­ dler of Mississippi and his friends won out and had the appropriation increased so that the Congressional seed bounty will be bigger than ever this year, and the Representatives will have a greater opportunity to advertise themselves freely among their constituents. Mr. Candler swatted the “no-seed” contingent with a majority vote in favor of the in­ creased appropriation. COUNTY FREE OF CRIME Supreme Court Justice Lewis L. Fawcett was warm in his praise for Suffolk County officials and especially the Grand Jury in delivering an ad­ dress to the Grand Jury as he dis­ charged it at the Courthouse Thurs­ day afternoon. It is the first time that a Supreme Court Justice has thus given expression in this way, and it seemed to make a deep and pleasing impression on the big court audience. After reading the presentment of the Grand Jury he said in part: “ It is gratifying to me and it must be doubly gratifying to the residents of the county to learn that there is so little crime in dear old Suffolk. 1 doubt if there is another county of equal population that is so free from -crime as this one.” Ernest, Johanna, 85; Flannery, Edna, 87; Gibbons, Catherine, 82; Gilmar­ tin, Mary, 94; Gilniartin, Mary D., 84; Horton, Sarah, 83; Lester, Sara, 83; Miller, Ida, 88; Rampe, Dorothy, 74; Scott, Phebe, 79; Silvey, Cather­ ine, 76; Valentine, Julia, 85; Wazlo, Mary, 88. Grade V II— Affron, Gertrude, 79 Est.; Bennett, Ernest, 75 Est.; Com- jiolosi, Phillip, 85; Card, Ernest, 82; Cicero, Rose, 84; Cicero, Joseph, 81 Est.; Cullum, John, 85 Est.; Dayton, Nathan, 82; Edwards, Margaret, 89; Ernest, Evelyn, 85 Est.; Field, Fred, 80; Fithian, Clara, 83; Gay, Charles, 81; Gilmartin, Cecelia, 87; Glassford, Samuel, 84; Gould, Donald, 79; King, Marion, 86; Lester, Ada, 83; Lester, Clara, 84; Lester, Phebe, 77; Lester, W illiam, 80; Loris, Caroline, 83; Mil­ ler, Nancy, 87*; Mott, Dorothy,'83, Scholz, Bertha, 84; Pingitore, Sophia 82; Rose, Samuel, 87; Scott, Nellie, 76; Simons, Caroline, 79; Strong, Edwards, 84 Est.; Tillinghast, Carryl, 80; Wade, William, 90; White, Rich­ ard, 84*; Worthington, Walter, 79*; Stevens, Herbert, 85. Eighth Grade, Second Quarter— Bassett, Reginald, 81 per cent; Bell, Willard, 79; Dayton, Frank, 77; Ed­ wards, Richard, 83; Ellwood, Edward, 77; Finckenauer, Ezra, 78; Goldstein, Samuel, 80; Gould, Norman, 82; ****Griffin, Donald, 87; Griffing, Lewis, 85; Huntting, Edward, 79; Mc­ Guire, Robert, 75; ****Osborne, Ed­ ward, 80; Quarty, Norman, 80; Schen- kel, Herman, 89; Schulte, Laurence, 88; ****Shott, Clifford, 83; ****Tal- mage,- Charles, 79; White, William, 82; Worthington, Herbert, 83; Ben­ nett, Naomi, 77; Burkhardt, Edna, 77; Chapman, Jennie, 80; Conklin, Dorothy, 77; Conrad, Evelyn, 80; Dominy, Phebe, 84; Easer, Louise, 79; Flannery, Katherine, 80; Good­ rich, Edith, 77; Grimshaw, Edith, 79; Higgins, Rebecca, 81; Hulse, Nina, 82; Marley, Frances, 77; Moore, Gwinette, 81; Scholz, Edna, 75; Sil­ vey, Mary, 77; Strong, Ella, 76. High School— Girls— Baker, Mar­ ion, 81 per cent; Cartwright, Alice, 79; Dayton, Edith, 79; * Davis, Ruth, 91; Darby, Irene, 83; Edwards, Ade­ line, 85; Edwards, Essie, 84; Flan­ nery, Elizabeth, 85; Gay, Margaret, 78; Gay, Mary, 83; ‘ Hedges, Anna- Belle, 87; Hedges, Anna, 77; ‘ Horton, Dorothy, 85; Joss, Elizabeth, 77; Kel­ sey, Charlotte, 81; Lawrence, Mat­ tie, 80; Lester, Evelyn, 85; Meyer, Harriot, 77; Miller, Carolyn, 83; Slit- chell, Gertrude, 83; Murray, Agnes, 84; Osborne, Helen, 75; Parsons, Mar­ jory, 89; Sanford, Esther, 80; Schen- kel, Edna, 78 Est.,- Taylor, Nellie, 75 Est. Boys— Bennett, Leslie, 75; Conrad, Harold, 78; Dayton, Culver, 77; Edwards, John, 75; *Gay, Fran­ cis, 78; Gilmartin, Richard, 80; Hal­ sey, Raymond, 75; King, Budd, 77; Ollswang, Arthur, 76; Vetault, Louis, 84. Perfect Attendance— \Davis Or­ ville ; ‘ Edwards, Lewis; • Luther, Roy­ al. W AR TRIP CONTINUED OFFICERS BLAMELESS That night we slept at Chalons and in the morning proceeded to Amiens in northern France, where we were met by British officials, who escorted us to a chateau used for the enter­ tainment of visitors. On the way to Amiens we drove along the valley of the Marne for several miles. After crossing the Marne we passed num­ bers of villages partly destroyed by shell and bomb fire. Crossing the Aisne River, we came upon a part of the battlefield of the Aisne, where we saw wire entanglements and old trenches and piles of worn-out army paraphernalia. For miles these plains are marked by the devastation of war. Innumerable dugouts line the road on either side, just as they were when they were abandoned. Two miles north of the river we passed a village blown to atoms, with not a house standing; nothing but founda­ tions, with broken walls but a few feet high. I saw rot a livjo^ tb'ng in that city of once happy homes. Yes, I did see one living thing. It was a raven on the stump of a tree, the only inhabitant of this city that had been destroyed by German ar­ tillery. We lunched at Noyon, which, owing to the rapidity of the evacuation of the Germans, has been but little dam­ aged. We passed mile after mile of complete devastation, where hardly a house remains, a cold drizzling rain was falling which added to the de­ pressing effect of the frightfulness that stretched away in every direc­ tion. Just as night fell we reached a spot where once stood the city of Chaulnes, with a population of 10,- 000, now a mass of bricks, without even the semblance of a house stand­ ing. We stood on piles of debris at what was once the center of the city, and the sight in that dead si­ lence and in the gathering darkness was of the ravages of the demon of destruction in his full power of fright­ fulness. Not a sound save the sigh­ ing of the winds and the falling of the rain, where but a few months ago the laughter of children rang out; not a light piercing the night, where only a little while ago the lamp on the table in even the humblest home welcomed those children to the fam­ ily fireside. Words fail to describe the pathos and the sorrow of it all. In one corner of a wall we saw three mounds marked by the tricolors of the Republic. They are the sentinels of the tomb watching over the city of the_.dead, where the solitude is broken only by the wind, moaning as it were a requiem over the grave­ yard of homes and happiness. Every gust whispers of suffering and sad­ ness and sacrifice. Cordially yours, FREDERICK C. HICKS. The February Grand Jury found no indictment against any of the man­ agement of the Howard Orphanage at Kings Park, which was rigidly in­ vestigated because some of the negro children there had their feet so badly frozen that amputation was necessary. The jury reported to Justice Lewis L. Fawcett in the Supreme Court Thursday afternoon. It was quickly discovered that among the indictments there was none concerning the in­ stitution named. Asked about the proceeding the jurymen admitted that the manage­ ment “was rigidly and carefully, yes, and exhaustively gone into,” but in­ dividual members declined to discuss the matter further than to say that the conditions found there recently were “due to unfortunate circum­ stances that impressed the jury as being unavoidable on the part of any one official, considering the severity ■6.C &w weather.\ Queries put to the prosecuting at­ torneys and the investigators brought nearly the same replies. “ You can say,” said one of the prosecuting staff, “that the question has not been in the least whitewashed. It was a sure- enough investigation and every de­ tail that might lead to the implica­ tion of any one person as being chargeable with culpable negligence was gone into. Practically every member of the Grand Jury likewise examined and cross-examined in an effort to find out if any one was guilty, and finally reached the con­ clusion that no indictments should be found.” LIGHTSHIP ADRIFT The Cross Rip Lightship, the bea­ con in Nantucket Sound which marks the channel between Vineyard Haven and Cape Cod, drifted rapidly to sea Tuesday, with ten men on board. The lightship broke away from its anchorage last Friday as great drifts of ice pressed about it, and Tues­ day was reported fully twenty-five miles from its station. Efforts were made by Government vessels to get within reach of the lightship, but they were held back by ice. SEED CORN FED TO CATTLE Farm Bureau officials say that some corn suitable for seed is being fed to cattle and horses in Suffolk. \We have a large quantity of corn suitable for seed, but until this can be replaced by feeding corn— which is being done as rapidly as possible — the supply the farmers have must be fed to their stock, for they have nothing else,” is the formal state­ ment of Manager R. C. Parker. He adds that the amount of seed corn thus being used is, however, being diminished daily because feeding corn from other sections is arriving. Very little wheat is grown in Suf­ folk. It is of inferior quality for flour, and is undoubtedly being fed to poultry, Mr. Parker says. HEADLIGHTS VISIBLE AT 250 FT. New regulations for the lighting of motor vehicles are provided in a bill introduced in the lower house by Assemblyman L. H. Wells of Genesee County. It would require that head­ lights must be visible at least 250 feet, and when the street or high­ way is not sufficiently lighted to re­ veal a person at a distance of 250 feet the headlights must be sufficient­ ly powerful to make such person vis­ ible at that distance from the ma-' chine. The distance is cut to 200 feet for motor trucks of two tons or more which cannot exceed more than fifteen miles an hour in speed. A BILL FOR FIREMEN Assemblyman McWhinney, of Nas-1 sau County, has a bill which provides that volunteer firemen who hav 2 -served less than five years, must be j given leave of absence while serv­ ing in the military or naval forces! during the year, whether by volun- j teering or being drafted. When a ; fireman has served five yean ha is j to be deemed exempt Four Earthquakes In One Morning. Four seismic disturbances occurred In Japan on the morning of November 5. The first shock occurred at 9:58 and. lasted for a minute and a half. It was weak. At 11:23 a brief but vio­ lent quiver was felt Five minutes later a strong but horizontal vibration followed. The final shock, at 11:54. wai hardly noticeable. Scientists de­ clare the center of disturbance to have been fifty miles from Tokyo.—East and Weet News. ALL L. I. BOYS SAFE The following is a list of names of Long Island boys who were on the ill-fated Tuscania: Edward C. Barkerfl Port Jefferson. Walter R. Box, Jr., Hempstead. Fred Chase, Sea Cliff. Frederick Chellborg, Sea Cliff. DeWitt J. Cohen, Patchogue. Harold Conklin, Westbury. Albert Cornell, Roosevelt. Alfred M. Davis, Millers Place. Raymond I. Davis, Port Jefferson. Chauncey I. Lelong, Floral Park. Douglas W. East, Mineola. Chas. K. Esenbach, Rockville Cen. William Furman, Whitestone. George Faber, Lawrence. George J. Hammer, Glen Cove. Kenneth D. Kay, Sea Cliff. Robert W. Kissam, Sea Cliff. Roscoe R. Loper, Port Jefferson. David M. Loweree, Flushing. George M. Ludlam, Oyster Bay. William J. Martin, Mineola. Joseph E. Mayer, Patchogue. Lester W. McKenna, Flushing. Aubrey Mole, Roosevelt. Lawrence Negrette, Lindenhurst. Harold D. Pearsall, Jamaica. Fred F. Rathgeber, Flushing. Ernest C. Sander, Roosevelt. Henry I. Shaw, Mineola. Jos. E. Smith, Flushing. Luther E. Smith, Port Jefferson. Arthur L. Stanbi'ough, Huntington. Harold R. Stevenson, Sea Cliff. John J. Trapp, Flushing. Andrew D. VanSiclen, HolHs. 109th Engineers: Howard R. Winterbottom, Smith- town Branch. Yours truly, FREDERICK C. HICKS. VEGETABLES FOR ARMY Vegetable growers in the vinicity of various army camps will be given the chance to furnish food for the soldiers during the coming season, since the war department has decided, wherever possible, to purchase vege­ tables from growers near the various cantonments and training camps. The camp quartermasters have been asked to furnish local growers with lists of the kinds and quantities of vegetables that are likely to be needed, and it is believed that this plan will stimu­ late, in the region of the canton­ ments, the production of the crops most desired. There are a number of military camps and schools in New York State. The college of agriculture suggests that farmers and gardeners in posi­ tion to furnish the needed vegetables should get in touch with the local camp authorities, and that supplies, seeds and equipment should be ar­ ranged for, where necessary, just as soon as possible. As is usual in gov­ ernment purchases, i£ is announced that the war department will send out circular proposals and that the awards will be given to the growers or firms that offer the vegetables at the lowest prices for the grades and quality required. PERTINENT SUFFOLK EVENTS Items Gathered From Many Source* and Condensed for Rapid Readinf — We have it on good authority that matters have been adjusted and ar­ rangements made for the Park City to continue her trips to Bridgeport, using the same landing place. — William R. Reimann, first vice pres­ ident of the Sag Harbor Savings Bank, by unanimous vote of the trustees, has been named to succeed the late Hervey T. Hedges. — On the Sag Harbor service flag will appear 136 names, with space re­ served for other young men yet to be called to the aid of their country. For the purchase of the flag $170 has been contributed and $50 more is to be raised. — Work will begin soon on additional barracks a t Camp Upton which will be enlarged to accommodate 80,000 men. It is said that there are about 40,000 there now. — Long Island duck raisers say ducks will be plentiful this season, provid­ ing average hatching and brooding conditions prevail. They have pledged themselves to refrain from selling duck eggs, which will hereafter go In­ to the incubators. It is expected to supply the New York Market in 1918 with 6,000,000 pounds of ducklings. The Food Administrator will co-oper­ ate with the duck raisers to supply food for the growing birds. — John J. O’Neill, for some time cor­ respondent from this district for the Brooklyn Eagle, was called to the city last Thursday to become Long Island Editor of the Eagle, succeed­ ing Elmer M. Applegit. The latter has been promoted to Make-up Edi­ tor. — Officials of the Long Island City plant of the Ford Motor Company this morning confirmed a report that about 100 men have been temporarily laid off because of the freight con­ gestion and the inability of the com­ pany to get its materials. The plant is now working on Government and Red Cross contracts. Machines are assembled and repaired at Long Island City and the work is contingent up­ on the arrival of the parts from De­ troit, Mich. The company employs 800 men at this plant. — A serious wreck took place at Camp Upton on Tuesday when 17 loaded freight cars left the rails and four cars loaded with hay and lumber rolled down the bank. The wreck was caused by spreading rails. Kail- road men consider it marvelous that no one was hurt. — The owners of automobiles operr ing between Patchogue and nee | places and Camp Upton organized on 1 Friday night the Patchogue-Camp Up- | ton Owners Transportation Company, I which is in effect an association to ' enforce certain rules for carrying on this business and to exclude inter­ lopers who try to break in without State and village hacking licenses and other requisites of good standing. LETTERS F R O M E A S T H A M P T O N I T E S IN C A M P A N D F I E L D Honey and Syrup*. Honey and syrup* Instead of sugar will make victory Just a* sweet—and bring It much sooner. Italy, Dec. 29, 1917. • Dear ----: While I am still under the influence of my trip to Naples on Christmas I will have to write about it. Of course it was doubly pleasant ; because of the little conveniences as hot water hotel service and good food that we miss here. And it did seem good to see women on the streets who looked like real people and at other tables in the dining room of o u r : hotel. I got a three days’ leave, spending the whole three days in j Naples. A friend of mine and I go t1 a room in one of the fine hotels in Naples and proceeded to enjoy our­ selves right away. We got up when we liked and went to bed whenever we felt like it and visited ruins, thea­ tres and cafes according to our whims for three whole days. Our breakfasts we had in our room each morning. Can you imagine what a treat it must have been for us. The only trouble was that three days go altogether too quickly in such a place and under such agreeable conditions. One day we visited Nero’s amphitheatre and the little Vesuvius. We hired a cabby to drive us out and we made an all afternoon trip of it. These NapleB cabbies are characters. We had to hang on to our pocketbooks and keep our eyes open all the time and even then we caught him trying to cheat us several times. The next day (Christmas) we did not get up and ready until ten. We suddenly decided to go to Pompeii and to Pompeii we went. I haven't time to tell you about that but it was all mighty interesting. The wheel marks of the chariots were still visible in the stones which made the pavement and many skele­ tons of families as they were caught in their homes when Vesuvius cov­ ered them are still present in their original state. Next we went up to the crater of Vesuvius on horseback We were so late getting back to Naples that we missed most of the opera. Well it is over now and I am back on the old job. But the memory of Naples is still with me. Flying is getting to be more like work now, and since I passed my first brevet tests I have been chiefly mak­ ing flights for higher altitudes. It’s hard nerve tiring work the best way to figure it. Well the old dinner bell is ring­ ing and I am never found absent at that roll call and I hear from Dame Bumor that we have bean soup too—• so I ’m on my way. ARTHUR B. Somewhere in France, January 9th, 1918. Dear Mother:— Just a few lines this time, you see I am “ Somewhere in France.” Sup­ pose you have been looking for a letter for fcome time. I am feeling fine only for a back tooth which has ached for about two weeks. It is snowing here today; we can stand upon a hill and look across the val­ ley for several miles and see green grass, we see great sights and people, we also have great sport counting the French money. I suppose you had a good time Christmas and New Years; we did too, had canned corn beef and herring every meal. I am going to chip in with some of the boys and send to New Jersey for tobacco. We cannot get it here. Do you know if Doc has sailed yet. Oh, if you send that box you better have the lid put on with screws as it has to be opened several times, so if you use screws the lid will not be so apt to split. Must write to Roy and Lano as they, too, will be look­ ing for a letter. If you see Bill or any of the family remember me U» them and tell them I will write later as we are allowed to write just so many letters a week and give them my address if you wish to; give my regards to all the people and tell thf-m I hope to see them all later. Hoping to hear from you soon. PERCY. Address: Percy King, Co. B, 2nd Balloon Sqdn. Via New York. a . e. f . r 73 } T H E

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