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S T A R VOL. XXXIII EAST HAM P T O N , N. Y„ JU L Y 5, 1918 NO. 33 MONSTER JULY 4TH CELEBRATION Over Six H u n d red N. Y. S. G. Men P a rade P a r a d e in A f t e r n o o n E x c e il s A n y o f R e c e n t Y e a r * Yesterday, th e B irthday, o f A m e ri­ can Independence w a s celebrated by the people of every n a tion fighting for liberty ag a in s t th e H u n . To Am ericans th e day cam e w ith a new significance and im p ressiveness and to our allies in th e g r e a t w a r it brought a new u n d e r s tan d in g of th e principles which have now becom e theirs. In E a s t H a m p ton this cele­ bration was th e biggest and g ran d ­ est ever held here, and en tire ly d if­ ferent from an y o f fo r m e rs years. The p a r a d e w a s alto g e th e r m ilitary in character and th e speakers of the afternoon, instead of th e usual spread-eagieism o f such occasions, spoke w ith g r e a t seriousness of the duty a n d g r e a t privilege of o u r nation in the p resen t conflict, and urged upon the large audience assem b led the duty devolving upon those who stay a t hom e, as well as o f those who fitfht a t th e fro n t, o f increasing p a t­ riotism , and ete r n a l vigilance in guarding a g a in s t th e foes in ou r midst. The day daw n ed b right and clear and even this early h o u r of th e m o rn­ ing saw th e several o f th e com p a n ie s of th e New Y o rk S ta t e G u a rd, who had to com e q u ite a d istance, headed toward th e scene o f th e d a y ’s activ ­ ities. A t 10:30 th e en t i r e Sixth Sep­ arate B a ttalion, u n d e r th e com m and of M ajor L. D. D y e r, had assem b led on th e H a r r i e t t F. H e rrick P lay­ ground, on N e w tow n lane. The bat­ talion is m a d e up of eig h t com p a n ies from th e leading tow n s in th e county. All o f these com p a n ies m o tored to E a s t H a m p ton except G reenport, which cam e by boat. This event was the first tim e t h a t th e w h o le b a t­ talion had ever assem b led and surely Suffolk cou n ty may- ju s tly b»; proud of such a fine body of m en. A f te r the battalion was form e d M a jor D y e r put them through th e several b a t­ talion m o v e m e n ts , som e thing en tirely new fo r th e m en. This w a s a very interesting sig h t an d was w itnessed by a larg e audience. A f te r this drill the com p a n ies w e re dism issed in o r ­ der t h a t th e y m ight ea t t h e ir lunches. The feed in g o f this larg e body of men was no sm a ll m a t t e r an d when the com m ittee w a s first confronted with th e g igantic task , it seem e d to be an im p o ssibility. H o w e v e r the com m ittee appointed to fu r n ish the lunches fo r these six hundred men proved equal to th e occasion. Instead of try in g to feed th e m en as one large body, th e idea o f m a k ing a separate lunch fo r each individual was conceived. This proved to be the m o st sim p le an d econom ical way of handling th e proposition. N e a rly six hundred lunches w e re p u t up by the good, p a tr io tic fam ilies o f the town. A t o n e - th ir ty , th e tim e set fo r the parade, the stree t s an d sidew a lks a t the corner of N e w tow n lane an d Main street w e re literaly packed w ith hu ­ man beings and cars. On schedule time th e p a r a d e form e d n e a r th e Hook Mill g reen. T h e fo r m a tio n was as follow s : F irst, th e W e s tham p ton band, follow e d by M a jor D y e r and his staff, then m a rched th e eight com panies of th e S ixth S e p a r a te B a t­ talion w ith Co. K as rig h t guide and Co. I as color com p a n y ; follow ing this m ilitary body w a s th e A m a g a n - sett and E a s t H a m p ton Red Cross chapters an d also th e high school Junior Red C ross, this body being led by M rs. S. C. G rim s h a y , presi­ dent o f th e E a s t H a m p ton C h a p ter. Next cam e th e G. A. R. V e terans, nam ely, G. C. M o rris, C o m m a n d e r; A lbert E. Topping, E d w a rd F inken- auer, Philip B rady, W . J. M cDonald, C. D. P a y n e , W ilson B. K ing an d Geo. M o rris, J r . , flag b e a rer. This g rand body of Civil W a r v e teran s receiv­ ed the loudest ap p lau s e as they m arched proudly alon g th e stree t. Following the G. A. R. V e teran s was a com p a n y o f P r e s b y terian C a d e ts from S h e lter Island, then cam e th e Sag H a rbor J u n i o r N a v al R eserves, a well drilled com p a n y of young boys. Next m a rched th e Food C o n s e rvation Corps from S o u th a m p to n , w e a ring the reg u latio n un ifo rm an d ca r r y ­ ing a short stick w ith a canning ja r hanging from one end. Follow ing these cam e th e Boy S c o u ts , an d G irl Scouts, led by Miss Am y Jo n e s . an<?| the Cam p F ir e G irls, led by Miss K a therine M u lford. bro u g h t up the re a r of th e colum n : At th e com m and from M a jor D y e r this larg e body 1 m oved fo r w a r d os one person. T h e \ several com p a n ies o f th e b a ttalio n , m a rched in platoon fo r m a tio n , th a t ! is, th ree squads ab r e a s t . From the beginning until th e finish o f th e m arch those w itnessing th e p a r a d e (C o n tinued on P a g e F o u r ) W . S. S. DRIVE A GRAND SUCCESS T o t a l o f $ 2 9 ,4 5 0 O w n e d o r P le d g e d M a d e in W e e k ’s D r iv e A f te r com p iling th e final re tu r n s fro m th e ive villages of E a ; t •)Ia«np- ton tow n it was found, m u ch to tl e p leasan t su rp r is e of th e com m ittee, th a t a gran-l tf.tal of $29,450 worth o f th e siun ps had eith e r been pledg­ ed o r pur<.'.H: fed. The quota of these stam p s ’vO 1 e sold in lh>s town am o u n ted to S.r-0,000 to be sold in th e form o f pledges of $20 each. The to tal n v m b e r t f stam p s sold d u ring th'.s one v»eck d rivef ending Ju n e \x. h w a s * 2 5 , b u t tw e n ty-nina m o re pledges h a v e ,b e e n tu rn e d in by the com m ittee since th e end o f th e drive. A n u m b e r of persons owned stam p s b e fore th e cam p a ign, th e to tal am o u n t of these stam p s being $3,- 370, and this to tal w a s credited to th e quota of th e tow n . The villages o f A m a g a n s e tt, S p rings, M o n tauk and W a inscott w e re thoroughly canvassed by team s w ith a w o n d e rful resu lt. Amagai>- se t t did unusually well fo r th e pop­ ulation of th e village, 278 pledges being tu r n e d in, am o u n ting to $8,- 045, or only $1,470 less th a n th a t pledged in E a s t H a m p ton. The num ­ ber o f stam p s sold in Springs was ninety-seven, am o u n ting to $1,180; in M o n tauk, 143 pledges, am o u n ting to $2,555; in E a s t H a m p ton 388 pledges, am o u n tin g to $9,515, an d in W a inscott, n ineteen pledges, am o u n t­ ing to $305. S e v e ral team s w e re appointed by th e chairm a n o f th e W. S. S. com­ m ittee. These persons w o rked in couples. In this w a y a m u ch m o re thoro u g h canvass w a s m a d e th a n has been m ade in an y o f th e o th e r drives. M u ch to th e su rp r is e o f th e com ­ m ittee th e y w e re ju s t recen tly in ­ form e d t h a t the W. S. S. drive would continue an o th e r week. It m ay be stated here th a t anyone w ishing to buy lim it stam p s o r send in pledges m ay do so this week. The end of th e drive will be reached on Ju ly 6th. This will com p lete th e tw o w e eks of th e drive. It is hoped th a t in these last few days th e to t a l of pledges will tak e a g r e a t ju m p and carry us up to th e desired to tal. All o f those persons who are n o t ow n e rs o f these stam p s should im m e d iately look up one o f th e com m ittee and sign th e pledge to purchase $20 w o rth o f these s tam p s b e f o re J a n u a r y 1st, 1919. D o n 't w a it fo r th e com ­ m ittee to com e an d ask you, b u t do y o u r p a r t. Be one o f th e m a n y sup­ p o r ters of Uncle Sam. P A T C H O G U E B O Y S I N K S “ S U B ” Official confirm a tion has j u s t been received th a t E n s ign K e n n e th R. Sm ith, o f Patchogue, now w ith th e U n ited S ta tes N a v y abroad, has sunk a G e rm a n subm a rine off th e coast of F ran c e by dropping a depth bom b on it from his hydroplane. The young officer is th e son of Mr. an d M rs. Sew a rd S. Sm ith. They w e re officially inform e d S u n d a y of th e ir son’s achievem e n t, fo r which he has received th e C roix de G u e rre from th e F ren c h G o v e rnm e n t and has been appointed to a j u n i o r lieu ten a n ­ cy in the aviation service. This is equivalent to a first lieu ten a n c y in th e re g u la r arm y . L ieu ten a n t Sm ith w a s flying off th e coast of F ran c e when he sighted a black o b ject from a considerable altitu d e . On g e t t i n g closer he dis­ covered t h a t i t w a s an enem y U -boat, lu rk in g u n d e r th e w a ter over which he w a s flying. In s tan tly he p rep a r­ ed th e m issile an d delivered it with such accuracy th a t th e subm a rine exploded in to frag m e n ts and was sunk. T h e lieu ten a n t is one of th e th r e e A fnerican av iato r s rescued off the coast of F r a n c e last N o v e m b e r a f t e r being a d r i f t a t sea fo r sixty-tw o hours abo a rd th e ir disabled hydro­ plane. He is now tw e n ty -fo u r years old. H e an d his b ro th e r , T r a v e r Sm ith, w e re a t Y a le when w a r was declared. B o th enlisted in th e aviation branch of the navy a t once. K e n n e th tra i n ­ ed a t H u n tin g to n , an d la t e r in F lor­ ida. H e w a s sen t to F ran c e ab o u t a y e a r ago. T r a v e r follow ed later. Both w e re m a d e ensigns because of th e i r proficiency in aviation. D A M R O S C H S A I L S F O R F R A N C E W a ited Dam rosch, fo r several y e a r s a sum m e r resid e n t of E a s t H a m p ton, has left fo r F ran c e , w h e re he will tak e ch a rg e o f fifty French m u s icians who have been recru ited in P a r is to play u n d e r M r. D a m rosch’s d irectio n in th e A m e rican re s t and co n c e n tratio n cam p s in F rance. The salaries of these m u sicians will be paid from a fu n d provided by H a rry l i a r k n e s s F lag ler, p resid e n t o f the Sym p h o n y S o c iety, o f New \ ork, w h o se ch ief m o tive in giving this m o n e y , besides th a t of offering en ­ terta in m e n t fo r th e A m e rican sol­ diers, was to fu r n ish em p loym e n t fo r needy F ren c h m u s icians and to testify to his g r e a t ad m iratio n fo r F r a n c e an d fo r F ren c h ideals in art. EAST HAMPTON BOYS IN SERVICE H a rry S. W elby, Co. F. 10th Reg. F o rest Eng. U. S. E. F., France. C apt. S. H. Sherrill, Troop I, 2nd C avalry, Am. Expd. F o rce, F rance Serg. P e rcy F o s ter, 470 A e ro Squad., Am. E x p d . Force, England H e zzie H u lse, H e a d q u a r ters Co. Pioneers, 5th Reg. U. S. M. C. P e rcy King Co. B 2nd Balloon S q u a d ron, P. O. N. Y. C. Priv. H a r r y P a rsons, 37th A e ro Squad., Am. Expd. Force, P. O. N. Y. John D. B e n n e tt, 1 F o r t Sam H o u s ten, Texas, B a ttery C, 3rd F. A. C h arles F ithian, U. S. S. F inland, P o s tm a s ter N. Y. W a lter S. Strong, U. S. S. N e v a d a , c|o P o s tm a s ter N. Y. M ayne W illiam s, U. S. S. C arola, c|o P o s tm a s ter N. Y. John T u rner, S. P. 117 U. S. S. M ohigan, B rooklyn Navy Y a rd Jos. Silvey, J r ., N e w p o rt T raining S ta. New p o rt, R. I. F red W . P a y n e , Co. L, 57th In f a n tr y , Benbrook, Texas P a u l F ithian, 107th In f ., Cam p W a d sw o rth, S p a rtanburgh Jos. C iocchetti, U. S. S.*Leviathian, Hoboken, N. J. E d w a rd O. M o tt U. S. M arine C o rps, 2nd Aero Squadron Pri. C. Edwards^ M o t o r t r u c k Co. 359, A. E. F., P a r, B. C. M., P a ris Jo h n N. Osborne, Caisson Co. No. 1, 301 A m m u n ition T rain, 76th Div., Cam p Devens, A y e r, M ass. Dan. E. Grim shaw , U. S. S. Seneca, C. G. U. S. N a v al Forces, E u ropean W a ­ ters, B ase 9 c|o P. HE, N. Y. G e o rge W h iting H o llister, Foreigan Legion, France. B e rn a rd Salisbury, U. S. S. M o u n t V e rnon, c|o P. M., N. Y. Louis M cGuire, U. S. S. M o u n t V e rnon, c|o P. M., N. Y. Edwslrd M. King, U. S. S. St. Louis, c|o P. M. N. Y. A n thony W. Field, U. S. S. H a rvard, c|o P. M ., N. Y. W illiam W. Fow ler, 367th Inf. Co. E, A. E. F., via P. M. N. Y. C o rtland E. M u lford, Co. H, 305th In f ., A. E. F., via P. M. N. Y. V ictor W. R itchie, Amb. Service, Section IjnS, B a t ..15., A. E. F., via P. M. N.-Y. J. W ilm e r Schellinger, Co. D., 501st B a t., Eng., via P. M. N. Y. F rancis Law rence, 303d Field Sig. B a t., Co. C., 78 Div. Am. E. F ., via N. Y. W a g o n e r Leo M cG u irk, 302(1 Eng., H d q ., A. E. F ., via N. Y. P. O. R. F. Grim shaw , 1st Cl. Div. S u rg e o n ’s Off., 42d Div., A. E. F., F rance C h a rles H. H a n sen, 302d Am m . T rain, Co. C., A. E. F. G e o rge W. G u y e r, 108th Inf. Co. D., A. E. F. Sgt. D a n ie l T u c k e r, T r a n s p o r t Co. 3, 308th Inf., A. E. F., via N. Y. P. O. Thom a s M. B a rns, 9th C o n s truction A. S. S. C., A. E. F., via P. M. N. Y. Stanley B e n n e tt, Co. -M., 305th In f ., A. E. F., via P. M. N. Y. Clifford C. E d w a rds, A sst. P a y m a s ter, U. S. N., 23 R u e de la Paix, P a ris, F rance Leon S. M o ran, U. S. N. R. F. The above incom p lete list shows th e nam e s and addresses of our boys now in th e active service of Uncle Sam . If y o u r boy’s nam e does n o t ap p e a r in th is list, kindly send i t a t once to this office. FINCH MAKES FIRST FLIGHT GRADE PROMOTIONS WITH STANDINGS The follow ing is a list of those stu d e n ts who have passed th e ir final exam inations in th e high school and are en titled to advancem e n t. P rom o ted to 1-A : F o r r e s t B en­ n e t t , Chas. Lloyd, K e n n e th Scott, B e rth a B e n n e tt, M arion B e n n e tt, M ary Flow e r, T e r e s a H a rnell, H e rb­ ert B e n n e tt, Thom as Bono, H a rvey F ield, L e s ter H ildreth, M a u rice M ott. -G rade 1— A n n a Bell, 85; Edna B e n n e tt, 83; G race B e n n e tt, 79; M a ry C icero, 84; M ary F a n n ing, 85; C a roline L e s ter, 87; M edina M arasco, ; H e len M cG u ire, 82; A u g u s ta M cM ahon, 81; B e rth a Schneider, 82; E d n a Sim o n s, 89; C a therine Vail, ; M adeline W h iteside, 83; M ary W a lls, 88; Sylvia G o ldstein, 86; Jas. B e n n e tt, 89; H e rb e r t C u llum , 80; Sydney D a y ton, 81; Louis Edw a rds, 88; Robt. F ith ian , 81; H o w a rd F lan­ nery , 89*; M anuel Frohlick, 88; Thos. G ilm a rtin, 91; E d w a rd Losee, 90; Robt. Lynch, 89; L e s ter Ross, 85; E a r le R am p e, 84; Isaac Spellm a n . 8 5 ; A r th u r S teel,75; Adam W ilhelm , 8 7 ; F o ir a Jappim e n , 89; Elizabeth B a k e r, 80; E d ith B e n n e tt, 89; C aro­ line Collins, 82; P h e b e Dickerson, 80; K a therine E a s e r, 9 0 ; Lina F a n ­ ning. 88: Iren e Gay, 88; M arv Emma L e s ter, 81; E u n ice M o tt, 89; M y rtle Payne, 86; Isabel Ross, 89; L a u ra Sallam ack, 81; Lena S o u b e rp. 85; Inez Sim o n s, 81; Ethel Spivak, 85; A u g u s ta Topping. 8 5 ; A n tonio Waz- to, 80; Joseph D r a g o tta, 79; Oldrid G ibbons, 8 4 ; B e rnard E rn e s t. 84; Chas. K e tcham , 77; A llan King. 82; Leroy P a rsons. 8 9 ; Joseph Passa- m o n te, 81; R ichard P a y n e , 78; Wm Penny. 83; B u rton Russell. 85; Rich­ ard Sim o n s, 80; R ichard S teele, 80; Clifford W a lstein. 83. G rade 2— F ran k B e n n e tt, 80; M il­ ton B e n n e tt, 75; A n d rew C avagnaro, 80*; G e o rge Cozine, 93; John De ! G a te, 89*; Thom a s Gay, 95*; H e n ry 1 M cCallum ,, 89; W illiam M cC reary, 8 2 ; C h e s ter M cG u ire, 76; H a rrison M u lford*; John M u n g er, 86; R o b ert Peckham , 9 2 ; R aym o n d Sm ith, 91; Jessie Adam s, 78; E d n a C h apm an, 88; Alice Dom iny, 89; Sybel G ilm a r­ tin , 8 4 ; E d ith G o rdon, 84; Florence Ingalls, 90*; F ran c e s L e s ter, 95; Lil­ lian M atthew’s, 80; M a r g a ret Silvey, 86; H e len Tiffany, 97; Rose Lynch, 95. G rade 3-B— H a r r iet Cozine, 85; A d rian M cCall, 83; E d n a M iller, 78; B e a tr ice Lloyd, 85; M ervin M oore, 78; C h a rles M o rford, 81; F ran c e s M o tt, 83; K e n n e th Ross, 78; Lucy B e n n e tt, 73 J e n n ie B e n n e tt, 79; W e s­ ley H u lse, 82; G e o rge W a lstein, 75; M a r g a rett S h o tt, 78; J o h n P a u n n , 64; M abel B edel, 73; D o rothy B e n n e tt. I G rade 3-B— M elville W ood, 94; G race S tephens, 93; T e r e s a M arasco, 9 3 ; R o g e r Skinner, 87; M a r g a ret Bahns, 92; W illiam King, 83; George S tr o n g , 85; C o o lidge H a n d , 83. G rade 3— H ilm a A n d e rson, 89; Alice B e n n e tt, 91*; B a rb a ra Bough- ' ton, 8 5 ; C lara B row n g a rdt, 80; Alice D a y ton, 85; S a rah Dickinson, 93; K a th a rin e E d w a rds, 91; Iola Elm o re, 9 5 ; M a r g a ret G ilm a rtin, 9 6 \ ; Sarah G ilm a rtin, 76; R u th Grim shaw , 86*; H a zel H e ttig e r , 85; Ethel L e s ter, 86; D o rothy Lloyd, 80; A n n ie Loris, 86; M a ry Loris, 87; Ida Neilson, 89; C a therine P ingatore, 80*; F lorence Ross, 79; Helen Sm ith. 9 6 ; Hazel Savage, 80; Alice W h ite, 9 3 ; A n n a W o r thington, 95*; Lydia W ild, 90*. R o b e rt B a rnes. 93; Joseph Cangiolisi. 8 4 ; Enoch F ith ian , 85; S tan fo rd (C o n tinued on Page E i g h t > S p r in g s B o y P r a c t i c e s G u n n e r y a n d P h o to g r a p h y in A ir j G e o rge F inch w rites hom e to his j m o ther, telling of his experiences in the flying school a t S e lfridge Field, M o u n t Clem ens, Mich. Y o u n g Finch recen tly joined th e aviation corps and took his first lessons in the a r t of flying a t th e C o rnell G round School. He has since been tran s ­ ferred to Texas and th e n to M ichi­ gan, w h e re he is now’ undergoing in­ stru c tio n in flying. W e think th e public m ight be interested in a let­ te r recently received from him which gives q u ite a graphic description of his first flight. Ju n e 25, 1918. D e a rest M o ther: I p u t off w r itin g S u n d a y because I knew I was going to g e t m y first flight on M o n d ay an d I w a n ted to tell you ab o u t it. I had m y first flight all right, b u t last n ig h t I didn’t feel m u ch like w r iting. I w a s up three tim e s yesterday, perhaps ab o u t three- q u a r te r s of an h o u r in th e air, and I am not a b it asham e d to say th a t th e last tim e I cam e down I didn’t feel w e ll. Today I have been up fo u r tim e s and tonight I feel like th e second L iberty Loan. G r e a test s p o rt you could think of, and you couldn’t keep m e on th e ground now. F irs t let me tell you how we ride. The planes are all C u rtis w ith His- pano Luiza m o tors, tw o -seated planes, or I should say they have tw o cock­ pits, b u t only th e pilot has a seat. W e stan d u p in t h e re a r cockpit. T h a t is arran g e d w ith a m achine gun m o u n t­ ing, which can be sw u n g aro u n d in an y direction. T h e re is absolutely no d a n g e r of falling out. I know, because I have done nearly every­ th in g these planes can do, and al­ though in som e positions th e grounds look to be w h e re th e sky ought to be, all you have to do is h a n g on and they say t h a t as soon as you g e t used to th e a i r i t com es j u s t as n a tu r a l as in a boat. In fa c t , th e sensations are quite s im ilar only worse. Y e s terday m o rning we w e re out in a speed boat shooting a t targ e t s on th e lake. T h a t w a s g r e a t sp o r t and I th o u g h t then w h a t fu n it w o u ld be to shoot porpoises in G a rdiner’s bay w ith one of these fa s t sea sleds and a m achine gun. Then we had a lec­ tu r e describing th e targ e ts a t which we w e re to shoot from a plane in the aftern o o n and also tellin g u s w h a t to do in case a plane should fall in th e lake. W e w e re to fly from fo u r to six in th e aftern o o n and we w e re on the field prom p tly a t fo u r all dressed up in our lea th e r coats, helm e ts and goggles, w h ich have all been issued to us. A t last m y t u r n cam e to go up, so I grabbed m y n in e ty rounds o f am ­ m u n ition an d clim b ed in. You have h e a rd w h a t a sensation it is to leave th e ground, b u t th e r e is no tru t h to th a t. I was busy g e ttin g m y gun read y an d I didn’t know we w e re off th e ground until I happened to look down when we w e re ab o u t 200 fe e t up. It didn’t tak e long to g e t to our targ e t s in th e lake and I opened fire. As you can im a g ine i t ’s no easy thing to aim a m achine gun standing up in a cockpit th e first tim e you have been in th e air. The targ e t s w e re m ade to re p r e s e n t a tren c h an d an airplane b u t from 600 fe e t they look p r e tty darn sm all. The tren c h looks ab o u t th r e e inches w ide, b u t I p u t some shots p r e tt y close. I fired th ir ty rounds when m y gun jam m e d . It w a s a p r e tt y bad jam and although I tried to clear it, I decided it would be b e t t e r to land than to fry and strip th e gun in a i r because I w a s holding on w ith one hand and both fe e t and eyebrow s and believe me, boy, th e r e is som e wind behind th a t propeller. Also I had heard wild stories ab o u t fellow s hav in g p a r ts of this gun blown aw a y and th e n g e t a good baw ling out when they cam e down. I landed and fe lt fine to think th a t I had experienced none of the feelings or s e n s a tions of which I had heard so : m u ch. It m e rely seem e d as though I y o u w e re suspended in th e air and | th e landscape was slowly passing by. I And how different and p r e tty the co u n try looks from th e air! j I had only been down a few min- : u tes when m y tu r n cam e to go up f a n d do som e cam e ra work. In this ; y o u have a cam e ra, shaped ju s t like J a m a c h ine gun and i t is w o rked in the I sam e way. Two planes go up to­ g e th e r and each observer tak e s pict- 1 u res o f th e o th e r plane and w h e n the ‘ p ictu res are developed they show w h e ther you aim e d co r rectly or not. F o r th is elem e n tary w o rk the pilots are supposed to let you g e t them . in all angles, b u t th a t first trip I co u ld n 't see how’ they w e re giving me m u ch chance to g e t pictures. I can read ily u n d e r s tand now why com ­ p a r a tiv e ly few planes are brought down in com b a t. One m inute m y plane w a s com ing u p and th e n e x t m inute dropping out from u n d e r n e a th me and w ith ju s t a couple of second to sw ing m y cam e ra, aim and pull th e trig g e r . I haven’t seen th e develop­ ed p ictu res y e t but am in hopec of ; (C o n tinued on P a g e E i g h t h CANNING SPECIAL TO TOUR L. I. W omen W ill Be Taught Food Conservation L e s s o n s in C a n n in g to B e P r e a c h e d F r o m P l a t f o r m L a s t year over ten thousand Long Island housew ives heard th e gospel of food preservation and conservation preached on board th e special train operated by th e Long Island R ailroad, u n d e r th e auspices of th e wom en of the Long Island Food Reserve B a ttal­ ion. T h a t train — th e “ c a n n ing spec­ ial,” as it was officially designated— visited every section of Long Island. Some of th e tangible results from its six-day jou rn e y cam e in th e shape of a largely increased acreage planted w ith food crops, the establishm e n t of ab o u t two dozen canning kitchens and canning clubs, besides greatly stim u lating the individual housekeep­ ers in canning and preserving fru it s an d vegetables on a scale never un­ d e r taken before. On Ju ly 6th n e x t an o th e r food conservation train , th e “ V ictory S p e c ial,” will s t a r t on a twelve-day to u r o f Long Island. A n n o u n c e m e n t to this effect has been m ade by Ralph P e ters, F e d e r a l M a n a g e r o f the Long Island R a ilroad.. In running th e “ V ictory Special” th e R a ilroad m a n a g e m e n t is co-operating with the New Y o rk S tate Food Commission and th e Hom e Econom ics D e p a rtm e n t of Cornell U n iversity. It also has th e h e a rty endorsem e n t of U n ited S tates Food A d m inistration. The train will consist of two cars, an exhibit and a d e m o n s trator car, The exhibit c a r w’ill c o n tain, am o n g o ther things, sam p les of canned foods, and cooking equipm e n t of es­ pecial in tere s t to housekeepers a t this tim e . A fireless cooker, m ade from m a terials which can be obtain­ ed fo r a nom inal sum, will be one of th e f e a t u r e exhibits. F r u i t and vege­ tab le driers will be displayed, also hom e-m ade iceless refrig e r a to rs. The “ V ictory Special,\im m e d iate- ly upon its arriv a l a t a scheduled stopping point, will be opened fo r exhibition and inform a tion purposes. From 2 p. m. to 4 p. m. each day, a d e m o n s tration in th e uses of w h e at su b s titutes, in breads, m uffins, cakes, puddings, pastries, cookies, etc., will be given by Miss Lucille Brew'er and Miss Alice M. Blinn, two cooking experts from th e D e p a rtm e n t of Hom e Econom ics of th e New York S tate College of A g riculture, who have been especially sent out with the train to teach wom en of Long Island how best to help th e ir country by conform ing w ith the new e s t food regulations. The dem o n s tration will include w ays of p rep a rin g o th e r con­ servation foods and th e m o st approv­ ed m ethods of canning and preserv­ ing vegetables and fru its. M ore than one hundred persons can be accom o ­ dated com fortably in the d e m o n s tra­ tion car. The shedule of this traveling w a r em e rgency school f o r housew ives, for this end of th e island , is as follows: B ridgeham p ton -------------- Ju ly 12th G reen p o r t ______________ Ju l y 13 th R iver h e a d _______________ Ju ly 15 th B E A C H G E T S C O M M I S S I O N E a s t H a m p ton people will well re ­ m e m b e r A r th u r Beach, th e eighth g rad e teach e r in th e local High School, two years ago, also physical cu ltu re in s tr u c to r fo r th e entire school. The first inform a tion in re ­ gard to his receiving a com m ission . received here w a s in a le t t e r w ritten to one of his friends. Mr. Beuch en­ listed in the aviation corps and be­ cause o f his schooling an d physical fitness he has been rapidly prom o ted. H e is now stationed on th e Italian fro n t and doing active service. The m a c h ine he flies in is a large bom b ­ ing plane, capable of carry in g sev­ eral hundred pounds of explosives. These aviators m ake several expedi­ tions over the b a ttle fro n t, oft-tim e s going several m iles behind th e battle line. I M o n d ay’s New Y o rk Tim es con- I tained an article m entioning Lieuten- I a n t A r th u r B each and telling of one of his expeditions over the fro n t line. The article read s as follow s : I L ieutenants A r th u r B each, o f New I York, and W illiam Rothoff, his col- ! lege chum from Indiana, w e re sen t I o u t to bomb a certain railroad sta- i tion. F o g overtook them , and it was im p o ssible fo r them to reach I th e ir d e s tination, b u t they m ade *ure * t h a t they w e re on the rig h t line, and used up th e ir bom b s destroying the* I railro a d leading to th e Btation. W hen they rep o rted th e ir expedition, the com m a n d m g officer com m ended them fo r th e ir w o rk. The S h e lter Island and G reenport F e r r y C o m p a n y in run u in g a night boat this »«a*on This will prove a g r e a t convenience fo r autoists.

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