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The East Hampton Star. (East Hampton, N.Y.) 1885-current, June 07, 1918, Image 8

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T HE EA S T HA M P TO N STAR. F R ID A Y . JU N E 7, 1918 B O Y S ’ W O R K IN G R E S E R V E On Friday evening, May 31, the committee on labor of Peconic held a meeting to discuss plans to relieve the labor shortage. This committee has been working for some time to provide for emergency labor for the latter part of the summer. Mr. Crossley, of Hicksville, was present to explain the plan of the Boys’ W o rking Reserve. He em­ phasized the fact that the purpose of this organization is to mobilize the young men of the nation from sixteen to nineteen years of age for farm work. The reserve is a Federal or­ ganization under the Department of Labor with a separate organization in each state. In New York State the Boys’ W o rking Reserve is organized under the State Food Commission and is w orking in close co-operation with the farm bureaus, the State De­ partment of Education and the state employment agencies. Mr. Crossley stated that the exper­ iments conducted last year had shown that if boys are properly organized they can furnish very satisfactory help on farms. The boys are careful­ ly grouped and are thoroughly or­ ganized with the purpose of secur­ ing team work. Under this plan boys are placed either on individual farms or in com m u n ity camps. The reserve has already placed 121 boys on farms on Long Island this summer. He stat­ ed that the reserve would be glad to put a u n it in the Peconic-Southold section if the farmers in that ?bm- munit.v so desired. The Long Island Food Battalion is co-operating with the Boys’ W o rking Reserve and is ready to make available the equip­ ment for camps wherever it is need­ ed. It is thought that there are facil­ ities available to establish four or five camps in Suffolk county. It has been suggested that such -camps should be located on the north side, somewhere between Sound Avenue and Orient, and on the south side through the Hamptons so that boys would be available during the harvest tim e for potato picking, corn husk­ ing and other farm work. The Suffolk County Farm Bureau strongly urges that farmers in lo­ calities where they anticipate there will be a shortage of labor this fall come together as they have at Pe­ conic and talk over the labor situa­ tion. Mr. Crossley and the farm bu­ reau manager will be glad to attend any meeting and explain the Boys’ W o rking Reserve plan. It has also been suggested that granges might have an open meeting during the next two or weeks, at which time those interested in talking over the labor situation m ight be invited, and a committee be formed in that local- it' to determine whether they wish t iave a camp or use boys. Mr. Crossley tells us that farmers in S u f ­ folk county should make it known by Ju ly 1st if they wish to have camps, so that they may be able to hold the boys who will then finish school for such camps. These camps may be es­ tablished at any tim e which the farm ­ ers' de ide they can use them. The im p o rtant point at present is to de­ termine whether such a camp w ill be wanted so as to begin to prepare to . get boys and make arrangements. T H E RO A D O I L SITU A T IO N O w ing to the fact that an order of the Federal Government has prohibit­ ed the shipping of less than one-fifth of the road oil ordered by the high­ way superintendents of the ten towns of Suffolk county last winter for spring delivery, the Board of Super­ visors this week adopted a resolution presented by Superintendent David W . Tuthill, of Southold, requesting the State Highway Department to urge the United States Fuel A d m in­ istration to grant permission at once • for the companies who have received or may receive orders to furnish the towns of this county the 753,000 gal­ lons of road oil required by them. This am o u n t is about one-half of that applied to the Suffolk county roads during 1917. O f the am o u n t of oil wanted by the various town superintendents for this year only 128,000 gallons have been delivered. H u n tington, Baby­ lon, Islip and Smithtown, East H a m p ­ ton and Shelter Island towns have not received any oil yet and Southam p ­ ton, Southold and Brookhaven have had delivered only a small part of what was ordered. Riverhead has been more fortunae, 40,000 of the 60,000 gallons having been delivered. H A V E YOU SU G G E S T IO N S ? A ll questions of freight rates to and from Long Island points, arising under General Order No. 28, have been placed under the jurisdiction of the Trunk Line District Freight Com­ mittee, H. C. B u rnett, chairman, with headquarters at 143 Liberty street, New York City. Regional Director A. H. Smith says: ‘‘The Director General of Railroads invites the co-operation of the ship­ ping public in working out a satis­ factory adjustm e n t of freight rates on the lower level necessary. A ll shippers who desire to make sug­ gestions as to the maintenance of es­ tablished differentials, or the read­ justm e n t of freight rates under Gen­ eral Order No. 28, may present their views through the freight traffic of­ ficers of the railroads serving them, but if shippers feel, after presenting such matters to their home roads, that they want their vie\fe given fu r ­ ther consideration, the freight com­ mittee for the territory or district involved will be glad to hear and con­ sider any proposal or suggestion the shippers have to offer.” LOCAL BOY IN AIR RAID (Continued from Page One) on a mask and those who still slept were soon awakened. However, a fellow who sleeps next to me and who was “tanked,” as we say, was unable to put on his own mask, so I had to put it on for him. I couldn’t find his at first and I used one of my own un­ til I lighted a lantern and found his. The fellow was afraid that he would be gassed and said, “ Please don’t take it off.” A fter some persuasion he let me change them and he lay there saying, “ W e ll, boys, I am go­ ing,” and cursing the Boche. O f course he wasn’t going or anywhere near it, only the excitement and his “ tank \ was m a k ing him see things.” I was wearing one of these “ pig face masks.” They are very com­ fortable to wear and they keep quite cool. One thing which must be watch­ ed closely is that the wearer does not get excited and breathe quickly through the mouth, for he will just suffocate. Slow, natural breathing through the nose is the best. That was the least of the excite­ ment, for in a few m inutes there came a whiz, then a bang and fiying stones and pieces of shell. W ithin a m inute or two there were several oth­ ers banging and crashing around us. D u ring this racket and excitement, I first donned my “ tin lid” and proceed­ ed to put on some clothing. I found one sock but the other I couldn’t find. I searched high and low and after the noise was over, I found it. Nevertheless, I dressed in part and went out to see the damage done, it was dark and little could be seen. We all returned to bed and I lay half awake for an hour or more when all at once some more shells came in. Two came over our barracks with a loud whistle and banged in our back yard. The pieces of shells rattled on the barracks. One piece came through and fell about a foo t of one fellow's head. You ought to have seen the bunch “duck” when those fell near us. For a few minutes there was nothing~*but cracking and bang­ ing and the smell of powder smoke. D u ring this spell I succeeded in finding my socks and put on my rub­ ber boots to be quick and suddenly discovered that I couldn’t put on my breeches over m y boots. The noise was over in a comparatively short tim e , but it seemed a long time when I was pulling on my clothes upside down in the dark and w a iting for a shell to plum p on the roof and give you a souvenir. Two of the shells were only a few feet over the roof fo r they broke only about twenty and thirty yards away. I dressed and put everything where I could find it next time w ithout trouble. How ­ ever, nothing happened the rest of the night. The next m o rning I went out and found some souvenirs of the excite­ ment. The pieces o f iron blown into \be a u tifu l” splinters were stuck in everything around and the holes in the ground were there like foot­ prints, as it were. There w«*re five in our back yard, six over the street from us and two on the street, besides several others not so near. The next tim e I ’ll lie right in bed. Now, Bess, I received your pictures too, and they are fine. Pictures are very interesting along with a letter. Love and kisses, from . Y o u r brother, Vic. GARDENING NOTES The more blisters you raise In cultivating, the less water your plants will need. Weeds waBte moisture and plant food. And they’re not even pretty. Have you filed your hoes? Some sticks to mark the rows? nnnouncEnm M ISS V IR G IN IA D E M A R E S T announces the opening of her H O O K M IL L ST U D IO A N D G IF T SHOP North M ain St. ana Amagansett Rd. Despite the difficulty in finding novel and unusual things, the Hook M ill is really more fascin­ ating than ever. Lovely Italian Pottery in charm ing shapes, for flowers or table decoration, hand woven wool homespuns in artistic coloring, wonderfully smart and attractive when made into sport skirts; and especially for the children, she has enticing toys and gifts. M ISS A N N A C O O P E R W ill be at the M ill again this summer with her very beautiful weavings. The m a n y who have seen her work­ ing at her hand loom w ill appreciate what lovely bags for shopping and knitting, runners, table scarfs,etc., are made by her. Those who have not seen these things will enjoy doing so. Her work has commanded for itself a place in the A r t world of New York. T IM E TO SP R A Y POTATO E S Suffolk county has started out with an outlook fo r a fine potato crop this year. Probably there is an increased acreage over last year. There is ap­ parently a good stand of potatoes throughout the country and in many cases they have already made a growth of from six to ten inches. On account of the rain last week and the extreme heat this week the weather is giving ideal conditions for the development of blight and no doubt w ithin a week or ten days here and there through the county blight will begin to appear. As a preven­ tive for blight, at the second in­ fection, which w ill come w ithin two weeks, farmers should begin to spray their potatoes this week so as to thor­ oughly cover the vines and prevent a further infection of blight. Many of the prom inent farmers are now planning to begin their spraying. Eggs have already been laid for the potato beetle and in some cases they are beginning to hatch this week. Thus again spray with poison to get rid of the bugs. Home made Bordeaux mixture, us­ ing copper sulphate (blue vitrol) and lime, gives excellent control for blight. Any arsenical poison which contains the proper per cent of ar­ senic w ill control the potato beet'e. Paris green, powdered white arsenic, used with caustic soda, arsenate of lead or arsenate of zinc can all be used successfuly. A combined spray of Boreaux and poison should be us­ ed. For further inform a tion get in touch with the Farm Bureau office at Riverhead. The manager and as­ sistants stand ready to go to any farm and give suggestions. Begin to spray now and insure your crop. TO A L L SU N D A Y SCHOOLS Because of w a r conditions, and the fact that the Fifteenth International Quadrennial Sunday School Conven­ tion is scheduled for Buffalo, June 19-25 (available to New York State Sunday School W o rkers), the Annual Sunday School Convention of the State Association, hitherto announc­ ed for October next, is officially re­ called. A ll county, district and school rep­ resentatives, who had planned to at­ tend the proposed Poughkeepsie Con­ vention, are requested to substitute fo r it the International Convention at Buffalo. New York State is allot­ ted a representation of 1,000 in the Buffalo Convention. Official Dele­ gate’s Credentials w ill be issued (so long as they last) to bona fide Sun­ day-school workers who write or ap­ ply for the same to the New York State Sunday School Association, 80 Howard street, Albany, N. Y. Send fo r an application blank at once. LETTER FROM DANIEL GRIMSHAW (Continued from Page One) — Surrogate Selah B. Strong has ask­ ed the Supervisors that they provide his office with some new filing cases and that it turn over to his office a room now used by the book type­ w riter copyist of the County Clerk’s office. . . . . ! pet the men. They had launched I three life boats themselves and their p itiful cries for help urged us to hasten them on board and the work was quickly carried out. There were still about f o r ty m e n left on the sink­ ing ship so we speedily launched a boat for them. Ju s t as our life boat pulled away from the ship w ith those who had been left on board the moon, for a moment, dodged out from be­ hind the black clouds and was screened only by a light feathery one, which gave us a w o n d e rful view of every line of the ship as she slowly 1 settled aft, her bow going straight up in the air and then, went down slowly beneath the dark blue waves. O u r attention was then given to the half-clothed, half-frozen surviv­ ors, who, in half an hour, we had warm, comfortable and none the worse for their sudden disaster. W e I saved eighty-nine in all. The sad : p a rt of the whole thing was the fact that five officers and one enlisted man, were sleeping in the wardroom, I where the torpedo hit, were all kill­ ed by the explosion. The probabil­ ities are, however, that none of them every knew they were torpedoed and their deaths were, undoubtedly, not hard ones as that vicinity of the ship was blown to bits. Later— I wrote Pop, some tim e ago, a nice long letter, but I know it was lost, so I w a n t you to tell him I received his letter and w h a t he sent me and w a n t to thank him very much. I shall write him at m y first opportunity. Everything is going finely. The weather is getting better every day and there is nothing finer at sea than good weather. I shall close now with best wishes to all. A m in fine health and very happy. Y o u r loving son, Dan. -QEPT. O F AGRICULTURE h o w : t © g r o w Sweet Corn Plant sweet corn about the time of the last killing frost in spring and make 3 or 4 successive plant­ ings at Intervals of two weeks. From a quarter pint to a half pint of seed is sufficient for a hundred- foot row. Plant the seed In drills 3 feet apart and thin to a single stalk every 10 to 14 Inches, or plant 5 to G seeds In hills 3 feet apart each way, and thin out to 3*to 5 stalks In a hill. Cover the seeds about 2 Inches deep. Cultivate frequently, taking care to remove all suckers from around the base of the stalks.— D. S. Depart- ment of Agriculture. _________________ Bodbe B rothers CDMMEROAL CAR It will do what it is intended to do in an efficient a 'id economical manner The gasoline : nsumption is unusually low The tire r ileage is unusually high HALSEY’S GARAGE E A S T H A M PT O N F R E E L I B R A R Y Library Hour* Beginning June 10th 10 to 12, and 2 to 6 daily, except Sunday, and from 7 :30 to 9 on Tues­ day, Thursday and Saturday. F. B. SM IT H C A R P E N T E R A N D B U IL D E R Shop Newtown Lane East H a m p ton, N. Y ., Tel. 9-M C H A R L E S N. L L O Y D P L U M B IN G Steam and H o t W a ter H e a ting Estimates Cheerfully Furnished Pantigo Road P. O. Box 386 Telephone 49-M S BURPEE’S g e e d «3 In B u lk an d P a c k a g e s Lake Shore and Lyman package seeds. Seed Potatoes, Grass seed, Onion sets, Oderless fertilizer for lawns and vegetables. Tree and vegetable sprays and dusts. Lawn Mowers and a large variety of Gar­ den tools. At The W h ite Hardware Store A. O. JONES Where we aim to u*e everyone white Tel. 4, E a it Ham pton Thompson & Osborne UNDERTAKERS Dealers in FURNITURE Store at Sag H a rbor, N. Y. Telephones: Day, 22-J, East Ham pton 29-W, Sag H a rbor Night, 22-J, East H a m p ton 23-R, Sag H a rbor PIANOS & PLAYERS A r e s u p e r io r in s t r u m e n t s a n d th e p r ice s are lo w . T h e r e are n o n e be 't e r . A * A * J # Palhe Phonograph1; and Records del in touch with us E D W A R D M. O S B O R I N Main Strert. Hasl llnirplo n Pliunr .13 M Box 723 A. CAVAGNARO Confectionery, Cigars and Tobacco a t City Prices Fruits and Nuts Vegetables a Specialty H O R T O N ’S IC E C R E A M , by the plate, quart or gallon Orders promptly delivered to all parts of the town N fiW T O W N L A N E EA S T HAM P TON ,L. I. T E L . 11-J ANNOUNCEMENT N e have opened our T ailoring Establishment on Newtown Lan J. GOLDSTEIN ^ L A D IE S ' T A IL O R AND F U R R IE R ''■.k Cleaning and Pressin Dying Newtown Lane PERCY C. SCHENCK Dealer in All Kinds of Firewood A N D C-O-A-L Lowest Possible Prices BLUESTONE H A Y AND GRAIN Locust Posts all sizes, and Chestnut Rails at Low Prices Office, Newtown Lane, Near M ain St. Teephone 17-W Ea»t Ham p ton, New York DR . F R E D E R IC K RUSSELL S U R G E O N DENTIST Over Postoffice Tel. 301J T. W . O N D E R D O N K , D. D. s. 17 East 38th St., cor. Madison Att. At East Ham p ton from July isj to September 15. Office at residence on Lily Pond Rd. D R . H E N R Y J. REES Osborne Bank Building H A R R Y G. STEPHENS Attorney and Counselor at U » Notary Public H a n d B u ilding, M a in Street R A Y M O N D A SM IT H , LL. B. Attorney and Counselor at Law The Osborne B a n k Building East H a m p ton, N. Y. N. N. T IF F A N Y , C. E. Civil and Sanitary Engineer Office Hand Building East H a m p ton, L. I. J. C U S T IS LA W RE N CE H a n d B u ilding, East Hampton JO S E P H S. OSBO R N E Real Estate Insurance Notary Public Desirable property on Main St and in all parts of the town for sale and to rent C H A R L E S S PARSONS Springfield Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Springfield, Mass London & Lancasbier Fire Insurance Co., Ltd, Liverpool Eng. Fidelity & Deposit Co., Baltimore, )U A ll Lines A n y Amount R U D O L F E IR S A Pantigo H ill R. S. P A R S O N S E L E C T R IC A L CONTRACTOR W irin g for Light, Heat and Powti Dealer in V a c u u m Cleaners, Irons, Stoves and all kinds of Electrid Appliances Phone. N . N. T IF F A N Y , C. E. Land Surveying Road Sewage Disposal for Country Residences Office Hand Building East H a m p ton, Long Island B A R N S B R O T H E R S Contracting Masons Dealers in all Masons’ Supplies Y a r d M a in St., East Hamptoa Phone 175-J Estim ates C h e e rfully Given G. A. E L D R E D G E & SON Contractors and Builders All kinds of building and repair­ ing prom p tly attended to East H a m p ton, N. Y. Tel. 104-L S. J. LY N C H Contractor for all kinds of M A S O N W O R K Also dealer in all kinds of Maaon Supplies, Cement, Brick, Plaster Large stock always on hand N. M a in Street Telephone A R T H U R F. K IN G P R A C T IC A L P A IN T ER P. O. Box 536 Georgica Ro*^ East H a m p ton, L. I. E D W A R D M. G A Y Contractor and Builder A ll kinds B u ilding and Jobbing prom p tly attended to Shop Newtown Lane, near School East H a m p ton, N. Y. Tel 11-R A D A M W IL H E L M Painter & Decorator Jones B u ilding, Newtown Lane Cottages renovated in a practical ani rtistic manner. Paper hanging. Esti­ mates cheerfully given. Reference*- Box 371 East Hampton N O R M A N S. CLE A V E S Contractor and Builder Let us give you an Estimate East H a m p ton, N. Y. E L M E R E. SM IT H Painter and Decorator Cedar Street East Hanip*0® ’Phone 176-J

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