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F. \>t 13 ’ m p toD F r e ? L i b r a r y T H E S T A R V O L . X X X I I I E A S T H A M P T O N , N. Y., J U L Y 19, 1918 NO. 25 CO. I& K OFFICERS TO ATTEND CAMP Nine Commissioned Officers to Go to Camp W h itm an W ill S p e n d T w o W e e k * L e a r n i n g A r t o f W a r f a r e T h e com m issio n e d o ffic e r s o f th e tw o com pa n ies o f th e N e w Y o r k S tate G u a rd , 6 th S e p a r a t e B a t t a lio n , have re c e i v e d o r d e r s to a t t e n d a cam p o f in s t r u c tio n f o r o fficers o f th e N e w Y o r k G u a r d w h ich w i l l b e estab lish e d at C a m p W h itm a n A u g u s t 31 to S e p ­ tem b e r 14. B r i g a d i e r G e n e r a l Jas. Robb, 2nd B r ig a d e N e w Y o r k G u a rd , w ill be in com m a n d o f th e cam p and C o lon e l N e w t o n E . T u r g e o n , 7 4 th In ­ fa n t r y N . Y . G ., w i l l b e in com m a n d o f th e p r o v is io n a l b a t t a lio n o f stu ­ dent officers. A l l o ffic e r s b e lo w th e g r a d e o f lie u ­ ten a n t c o lo n e l, e x c e p t m e d ic a l Offic­ ers, are e j e c t e d to a t t e n d th e cam p . The a t t e n d a n c e o f th e o t h e r officers is o p t io n a l. T h e cam p w i l l be k e p t open f o r fift e e n d a y s an d officers w ill be d e t a ile d th e r e t o as stu d e n ts. T h is m e a n s th a t a l l o f th e com m is­ sioned o fficers o f th e tw o com p a n ies w ill be o b l ig e d to aten d th is cam p . N in e o fficers fr o m th e tw o lo c a l com ­ panies w i l l a t t e n d , n a m e ly, M a j o r D y e r , C a p t . B a n n is te r , C a p t . D y e r , B a tta lio n A d j u t a n t H a ls e y , 1st lie u ­ ten a n ts D a v is an d G r e e n e , 2nd L ie u ­ tenants R e u te r s h a n an d B e n n e t t and S u p p ly S e r g t . S m ith . T h e s e officers have d e c id e d to atte n d th e firs t p e r ­ iod o f th e cam p , b e g in n in g A u g u s t 31st an d e n d in g S e p t e m b e r 14. T h e g e n e r a l p lan o f tr a i n in g w i l l in c lu d e p e r s o n a l in s t r u c t io n , lectu r e s , and field w o r k in th e fo l l o w i n g sub­ je c t s : D r ill re g u la t io n s , b a y o n e t e x ­ ercises, gu a r d d u ty, re p o r t s , ra t io n retu r n s , tra n s p o r ta tio n , p r o p e r t y a c ­ cou n ts, subsisten c e , d ivis io n re s p o n ­ s i b ility b e t w e e n un its an d d e p a r t ­ m e n ts, p e r s o n a l h y g ie n e , cam p s a n i­ ta tio n , first a id , d u t y in a id o f c i v i l a u th o r ities, rio t d u ty , sm a ll arm fir ­ in g , m i li t a r y c o u r tesy, th e g i v i n g o f o r d e r s , p r in c ip les o f m ilita r y la w an d re g u la tio n s , an d p r in c ip les o f fin a n c e la w an d fin a n c ia l a d m in is t r a t io n . T h e in s t r u c tio n f o r a t t e n d in g th is cam p s t a t e th a t o fficers m u s t p r o v id e th e m s e lv e s w ith s e v e r a l a r t ic les . I t is c o m p u lso r y an d as th e r e a r e s e v ­ era l a r t ic l e s in c lu d e d in th is lis t th e s e officers w i l l be u n d e r q u ite an e x ­ pense. A s e r ie s o f fo u r d a n c e s has been p lan n e d b y th e fin a n c e c o m m it­ tee, to be g iv e n in C lin t o n H a ll. T h e p r o c e e d s o f th e s e d a n c e s w i l l h e lp to d e f r a y th e e x p e n s e o f a t t e n d i n g th e cam p , but it is con s id e r e d th a t it w i ll not be su fficien t . A m o n g th e a r t ic le s that th e s e o ffic e r s m u s t e q u ip th e m ­ selves w ith a r e , o n e b la n k e t , sh irt, 0 . D. ca n t e e n an d stra p , com p a s s , w r ist w a tch , F i e l d S e r v ic e r e g u l a ­ tions, In f a n t r y d r il l re g u la t io n s , M a n ­ ual o f in t e r i o r g u a r d d u t y , M i l i t a r y law, m a n u a l f o r th e use o f tro o p s in aid o f c i v i l a u t h o r ity , b y B r ig . Gen. L . L. B a b c o c k ; E lem e n t s o f M ilita r y H y g i e n e , n o t e b o o k an d p e n ­ cil an d s e v e r a l oth e r s . T h e s e y o u n g men w i ll be u n d e r c o n s id e r a b le e x ­ pense on th is tr i p to cam p an d w e m igh t s u g g e s t th a t a n y ge n e r o u s - h e a rted p e r s o n w h o rea d s th is a r t i c l e and fe e l s h im s e lf so in c lin e d , m ig h t loan o r e v e n g i v e som e o f th is n e c e s ­ sary e q u ip m e n t. T h e g o o d th a t th e s e tw o com p a n ies o f N . Y . G. d o in ou r com m u n ity is im m e a s u r a b le an d th e y should h a v e th e g e n e r o u s s u p p o r t o f the w h o le p e o p le. T h e a t t e n d i n g o f the cum p is n o t a m a t t e r o f ch o ice w ith th e s e m e n , b u t a com m a n d . T h e state w i l l p a y o n l y a p a r t o f th e e x ­ pense, th e re s t m u s t b e ra ise d b y th e tw o com p a n ies. I f yo u shou ld h a p p e n jo ssediu o o ‘^a>juu|q tu j x a u b a.veq o j som e o f th e o t h e r a r t ic l e s m e n tio n e d , you cou ld n o n o t h in g b e t t e r th a n to loan th e m to th e o ffic e r s o f th e s e tw o com p a n ies. T h e s e s tu d e n t o ffic e r s w i l l n o t r e ­ ceiv e p a y f o r a t t e n d a n c e a t th e cam p , but tr a v e l fr o m h e r e to th e cam p and retu r n an d su b s isten c e w h i le a t the cam p w i l l be p a id b y th e state. L E G A L P R O L I X I T Y I f J o n e s , as an o r d in a r y in d iv id u a l, w e r e to g i v e B r o w n an o r a n g e , he w o u ld s im p ly say, “ I g i v e yo u th is o r a n g e . \ B u t i f J o n e s w e r e a la w y e r he w o u ld a d o p t th is w r i t t e n fo r m : \ I h e r e b y g i v e an d c o n v e y to yo u , •11 and s in g u la r , m y e s t a t e an d in t e r ­ ests. righ t s , title , cla im an d a d v a n t ­ ages o f an d in said o r a n g e , to g e t h ­ e r w ith a ll its rin d , ju i c e , p u lp an d pips, an d a ll rig h t s an d a d v a n t a g e s th e r e in , w ith fu l l p o w e r to b ite , suck and o t h e r w is e e a t th e sam e , o r g i v e th e sam e a w a y w ith o r w i t h o u t th e rin d , skin, ju i c e , p u lp o r pips, a n y ­ th in g h e r e in b e f o r e o r h e r e i n a f t e r or in a n y o t h e r d e e d o r d e e d s , in s t r u ­ m e n ts o r in s t r u m e n ts o f w h a t e v e r nature o r k ind s o e v e r to th e c o n t r a r y in a n y w ise n o t w i t h s t a n d i n g . ” — E x . Keep posted Read The Star. lo c a l a f f a irs . — Poultry Demonstration For Suffolk County D e m o n a tra tio n a t M c A l p in Fa r m F r i d a y , J u ly 26th T h e S u ffo lk C o u n t y F a r m B u r e a u has a r r a n g e d p o u l t r y d e m o n s tra tio n s f o r th e w e e k o f J u ly 22-26 in c lu s ive, to be h e ld in ac c o r d a n c e w ith th e sch e d u le b e lo w . L a s t y e a r sim ila r d e m o n s tra tio n s w e r e h e ld th r o u g h ­ o u t th e c o u n t y d u r in g O c t o b e r and a to t a l o f 213 p e o p le a t t e n d e d th e m e e t in g s . A g r e a t m a n y w o m e n and th e y o u n g e r p e o p le a t t e n d e d last y e a r ’ s m e e t in g s w ith th e m e n . T h is y e a r it is u r g e d th a t all th o s e in t e r ­ ested in p o u l t r y w h e t h e r in a la r g e o r sm a ll w a y , atte n d th e s e m e e t in g s . A t m a n y o f th e s e m e e t in g s , w h ich are h e ld in m o s t o f th e cou n ties th r o u g h o u t N e w Y o r k S t a t e , it is fo u n d th a t th e a t t e n d a n c e is a b o u t e q u a l ly d iv i d e d b e t w e e n m e n and w o m e n , b e c a u s e on m a n y fa r m s th e w o m e n h a v e m o r e to do w i t h th e ra is ­ in g o f p o u l t r y th a n th e m e n . I f a fa r m e r c a n n o t a t t e n d on e o f th e s e d e m o n s tra tio n s , h e shou ld b e su r e to send his w i f e . S u f fo lk c o u n t y has been fo r t u n a t e th is y e a r in s e c u r in g P r o f e s s o r W . Y . K r u m , o f th e C o l le g e o f A g r i c u l t u r e a t C o r n e ll U n i v e r s i t y , w h o h e ld the p o u l t r y d e m o n s t r a t io n s la s t ye a r . P r o ­ fe s s o r K r u m w a s so w e l l lik e d a t th e s e m e e t in g s th a t m a n y re q u e s ts cam e to th e F a r m B u r e a u m a n a g e r to see i f w e cou ld m a k e a r r a n g e m e n t s to h a v e P r o f e s s o r K r u m a n o t h e r y e a r . P r o f e s s o r K r u m is a s p e c ia lis t o f p o u l t r y an d .spends m o s t o f his tim e , n o t a t th e c o l l e g e , b u t h o ld i n g d e m ­ o n s t r a t io n s th r o u g h o u t th e s t a t e w ith o t h e r fa r m b u r e a u m a n a g e r s . H e is to g i v e us a ta lk a l o n g th e lin e s o f re d u c in g fe e d b ills, th e a d ­ v i s a b il i t y o f k e e p i n g h e n s f o r n e x t ye a r , s h o w i n g b y c h a r ts an d figu r e s th a t g o o d hens p a y b e t t e r than e v e r b e f o r e an d th a t th e p o o r h e n s w i l l be >rs. H e w i l l p r o b a b l y g i v e us p o in t s as to s ign s o f la y i n g an d th e im p o r t a n c e o f s e le c t io n , as w e l l as to g o in t o th e flo c k s h o w in g us h o w to c u ll o u t th e n o n - la y in g an d n o n -p ro- d u c in g hens. N o w is th e tim e th a t a l l p o u ltry m e n shou ld b e g in to cull th e i r hens, g e t t i n g rid o f th e ir b o a r d ­ e r s , an d P r o f e s s o r K r u m w i l l te l l us ju s t h o w to d istin g u ish th o s e hens w h ich h a v e sto p p e d la y in g . H e p lan s to m a k e th e s e m e e t in g s as p r a c t ic a l as p o s s ible, b y n o t o n ly ta l k in g a b o u t th e p o u l t r y p r o b le m b u t b y a c t u a l l y d o i n g th e w o r k an d c u l l i n g o u t n o n ­ la y i n g hens. W e a r e u r g i n g all in th e c o u n t y to a t t e n d th e d e m o n s t r a t io n n e a r e s t th e m o r i f p o s s ib le a t t e n d m o r e th a n o n e d e m o n s tra tio n . S c h e d u le o f p o u ltry d e m o n s tra tio n m e e t i n g s — T h u r s d a y , J u ly 25, 2 p. m ., S o u th a m p t o n , E . H . O s b o r n ; 8 p. m., o p e n m e e t i n g , W a t e r M i ll G r a n g e ; F r i d a y , J u ly 26, 10 a.m ., E a s t H a m p t o n , G e o . L . M c A l p i n F a r m ; 2 p. m ., W a i n s c o t t , M o r g a n T o p p in g . P O T A T O E S M O V I N G T h e firs t o f th e L o n g Is lan d p o t a ­ to e s a r e b e i n g m o v e d to m a r k e t fr o m th e N o r t h S id e p o t a t o fa r m th is w e e k . S h ip p in g c o m m e n c e d T u e s d a y an d W e d n e s d a y fo u r carlo a d s w e r e ship p e d . T h is is e x p e c t e d to in c r e a s e to ten c a r lo a d s a d a y in th e v e r y n e a r fu t u r e . T h e spu d s a r e b r in g in g a b o u t $7.50 p e r b a r r e l to th o s e w h o w e r e n o t un­ d e r c o n t r a c t an d o n ly a b o u t $3.50 p e r b a r r e l f o r th e c o n t r a c t e d ones. T h e y i e ld is said to be v e r y h e a v y p e r acre. S o m e acre s y i e l d i n g n e a r l y 3 0 0 bushels. T h e fa r m e r s a r e m a k ­ in g a l l h a s te in h a r v e s t in g th e e a r l y c r o p as th e p r ice s a r e h igh an d f u r ­ th e r , b e c a u s e th e lan d is w a n t e d f o r a n o t h e r c r o p th is ye a r . A f e w y e a r s a g o th e fa r m e r s w e r e a b le to b u y c o m m e r c ia l fe r t i l i z e r c o n t a i n in g a n y w h e r e fro m fiv e to tw e n t y p e r c e n t potash, b u t in th e la s t th r e e o r fo u r y e a r s th is p e r c e n t ­ a g e has been g r e a t l y red u c e d . O n e p o t a t o ra i s e r to l d us th is w e e k th a t he h a d la t e p o t a t o e s a lr e a d y la r g e e n o u g h f o r m a r k e t. O n v i s i t i n g s e v e r a l o f th e p o t a t o field s a b o u t th e to w n w e find th a t o n ly a sm a ll p e r c e n t a g e o f th e p o t a ­ to c r o p has as y e t b e e n d e s t r o y e d b y th e n e w p o t a t o d isease, m o s iac, o r w h a t w a s fo r m e r l y c a lle d stem -ro t. A lth o u g h th is d isease m a y in c r e a s e w i t h fa v o r a b l e w e a t h e r c o n d itio n s , it is g e n e r a l l y con c e d e d b y th e fa r m ­ e r s th a t th e r e w i l l be a g o o d c r o p o f p o t a t o e s th is fa l l . W h i l e ta l k in g o v e r th e p o t a t o s itu a t io n w i t h o n e o f th e p o t a t o ra ise r s o f E a s t H a m p t o n , he e x p r e s s e d h i m s e l f as b e l i e v i n g th a t th is n e w d isease w a s cau s e d b y lack o f potash. It has b e e n n o t ic e d th a t w h e r e cro p s o f p o t a t o e s h a v e been p la n t e d on th e sam e s o il y e a r a f t e r y e a r , th e d isea s e has n o t a p p e a r e d . D a v id J. G a r d i n e r an d S a m u e l G r im s h a w h a v e been s p e n d in g th e w e e k at C a p e C o d . v i s i t i n g C a p t . W i l l ia m E d w a r d s , w h o is in c h a r g e o f M r . G a r d i n e r ’s o y s t e r b o a t. M r . E d w a r d s has b e e n at C a p e C o d f o r w e e k s a f t e r clam s . KEEP O L D L O B m v i N EAST HAMPTON BOVS IN SERVICE H a r r y S. W e l b y , Co. F , 10th R e g . F o r e s t E n g . U . S. E. F ., Fra n c e . C a p t. S. H . S h e r r ill, T r o o p I, 2nd C a v a lry , A m . E x p d . F o r c e , F r a n c e S e r g . P e r c y F o s te r , 479 A e r o S q u a d ., A . E . F., E n g lan d H e z z i e H u lse, H e a d q u a r t e r s Co. P ion e e r s , 5th R e g . U . S. M . C. P e r c y K i n g Co. 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D o r s e y , P h ila d e lp h ia , Pa. C o r p . G e o . A . S c h u lte, C o . M . 3 0 7 th In f a n t r y , A . E . F . M ., v i a P . M . N . Y . E . C o r t la n d M u lfo r d , C o . H , 305 In f a n t r y . A . E . F., v i a P . M -, N . Y . H a r o ld S a lisb u r y , A r m e d G u a r d , C i t y P o r t s B a r r a c k s . B r o o k ly n , N . Y . A s s t. P a y m a s t e r C l if f o r d E d w a r d s , S t a f f O ffic e . U . S. N . , P a r is , F r a n c e R o b e r t H udson , C o . M , 305 In f a n t r y , v i a P . M ., N . Y . V i c t o r W . R itc h ie , C o n v o ie , S. S. U . 625 A u t o s , P a r . B. C. M . N a t h a n ie l D o m in y , H a r v a r d R a d io S c h o o l. 37 M e llo n St. C a m b r id g e , M ass. R a lp h E . H ild r e t h , 302 A m m u n itio n T r a i n , C o . B , v ia P . M .. N . Y . T h e a b o v e in c o m p le t e lis t show s th e nam e s fn d ad d r e s s e s o f ou r b o y s n o w in th e a c t i v e s e r v ic e o f U n c l e S a m . I f y o u r b o y 's n a m e d o e s n o t a p p e a r in th is lis t, k in d ly sen d it a t o n c e to th is office. Long Island Exceeds Its Liberty Loan Quota E a s t H a m p t o n M o r e T h a n D o u b let A m o u n t E x p e c t e d A c o s t a N ich o ls, chairm a n o f the L o n g Islan d d istrict, in c lu d in g N a s ­ sau an d S u ffo lk cou n ties, in th e r e ­ c e n t L i b e r t y L o a n d r ive , has m a d e p u b lic a su m m a ry g i v i n g qu o tas and su b s c r ip tion s f o r b a n k in g an d n o n ­ b a n k in g to w n s in b o th cou n ties. T h e s u m m a ry show s th a t e v e r y to w n w e n t o v e r th e to p in su b s c r ip tion retu rn s . T h e lo w e s t p e r c e n t a g e in qu o tas ra ised is 102 p e r c e n t , w h ile the h igh e s t is 1,824. Q u o tas w e r e assign e d to b a n k in g to w n s b y th e F e d e r a l R e s e r v e Bank. A r b i t r a r y qu o tas w e r e assign e d to th e m o r e im p o r t a n t n o n -b a n k in g tow n s . T h e resu lts o b t a in e d cou n ted in the com p e t it io n f o r h o n o r flags. N a s s a u cou n ty, w ith a qu o ta o f $2,844,300, p iled up $7,478,850 in su b s c rip tion s , g i v i n g it a p e r c e n t a g e o f 263. S u ffo lk , w ith a q u o ta p f $2,630,500 ra ised $5,043,350. Its p e r c e n t a g e w a s 192. N a s s a u c o u n t y ’s p o p u la tio n , ac­ c o r d in g to th e la s t census figu res, w a s 116,^25. S u b s c r ip tion s in th e c o u n t y w e r e re c e i v e d fro m 35,277 in d ivid u a ls, o r a t th e ra t e o f one fr o m e v e r y 3 1-3 persons. S u ffo lk cou n ty, w ith a p o p u la tio n o f 104,342 re t u r n e d 19,002 su b s c rip tion s , o r a t th e r a t e o f on e fro m e v e r y 5 1-2 peo­ ple. T h e n u m b e r o f su b s c rib e rs has ju m p e d up in th e p e r c e n t a g e colu m n in each su c c e e d in g lo a n , an d w ith th e c a n v a s s in g o r g a n iz a t io n b e t t e r o r g a n ­ ize d th is y e a r th a n e v e r b e f o r e , a fu r t h e r in c r e a s e is e x p e c t e d d u r in g th e c o m in g F o u r t h L o a n . F o l l o w i n g a r e th e ta b le s f o r the tw o c o u n ties as p r e p a r e d b y M r . N ic h o ls ’ c o m m itte e : S u f fo lk C o u n t y — B a n k in g D is tricts N a m e Q u o t a S u b ’ n, W e s th a m p t o n . . 28,800 107,700 S a y v il le ________ 66,700 209,850 S m i t h t o w n _____ 105,200 316,000 B a b y l o n ----------- 86,600 255,550 S t o n y B r o o k 41,800 121,200 N o r t h p o r t _____ 144,550 418,300 Is lip — E. Is l i p _ _ 8 5 , 5 0 0 . 225,650 E a s t H a m p t o n . 7 6 ,600 188,450 M a t t i t u c k _______ 48,400 111,200 B r id g e h a m p t o n 32,300 72,650 | L in d e n h u r s t _ _ 2 9 ,900 63,250 B a y S h o r e _____ 113,100 233,950 C e n t e r M o r ich e s 47,900 97,700 S o u th a m p t o n _ _ 153,200 291,550 H u n t in g t o n . . . 3 3 2 ,700 5 5 3 ,850 S a g H a r b o r . . . 9 3 ,700 154,700 P o r t J e f f e r s o n . . 135,200 219,850 S o u th o ld _______ 101,400 157,700 P a t c h o g U e _____ 220,600 339,050 G r e e n p o r t _____ 106,400 161,350 R i v e r h e a d _______ 418,600 571,250 A m i t y v i l l e _____ 150,400 172,600 BLOCK ISLAND AS NAVAL BASE Suggested It Be M a de a Modern Helgoland Islan d Lies Islan d B e tw e e n E n d o f L o n g and R h o d e Islan d T o t a l __________ $2,63 0 ,5 0 0 $5,043,350 N o n - B a n k in g T o w n s S u b s c r ip tio n s in c lu d e d in a b o v e B a n k in g D is tric ts N a m e Q u o ta S u b ’ n. Q u o g u e . _ 11,500 33,100 E a s t M o r ic h e s . _ 5,800 15,950 E a s t p o r t _______ 7,200 19,400 S p e o n k , R e m s e n b u r g . 15,300 33,400 A m a g a n s e t t ----- 15,300 33,400 S h e lte r Is la n d . 16,000 33,000 W a t e r M i l l _____ 7,700 15,250 Y a p h a n k _______ 4,400 7,400 M o r ich e s _______ 3,400 4,000 M o n t a u k _______ 3,800 6,360 M e d f o r d ________ 6,800 10,600 B r i g h t w a t e r s . . 28,000 45,000 E a s t M a r i o n ____ 10,600 17,000 E a s t Q u o g u e __ 4,200 6,350 B r o o k h a v e n , S o u th a v e n __ 6,600 9,950 S p r in g s _______ 3,800 4,750 W a in s c o t t _____ .3,800 4,200 G o o d G r o u n d - - 7,700 8,350 P e c o n ic ___ 20,000 22,000 M a n o r v i l l e _____ 2,400 2,500 T e r r y v i l l e _____ 3,000 3,100 O r i e n t . . _ ______ 26,600 27,000 — A ta l l m a s t an d top m a s ts used b y ' th e M a r c o n i C o m p a n y a t its S a g a - p o n a c k w irele s s sta t io n u n t il 1915, w h e n th e p la n t w a s ab a n d o n e d , has been sold to E llsw o r t h D o w n s , o f B r id g e h a m p to n . M r . D o w n s has taken I d o w n th e m a s ts in sectio n s an d car- ! r ied th e p a r t s to S a g H a r b o r , w h e r e th e y w i l l be used a t th e e x p e r im e n t a l s ta t io n o f th e E . W . B liss C o m p a n y , o f B r o o k lyn . • T h e first n a t i v e h u c k le b e r r ies w e r e sold a b o u t to w n th is w e e k b y n a t i v e I p ickers. v o l v e d th e e s t a b lish m e n t o f lan d f o r ­ tific a t io n s , ” con t in u e d S e c r e t a r y D a n ­ ie ls, “ t h e m a t t e r w a s r e f e r r e d to th e W a r D e p a r t m e n t . T h e r e is n o re c o r d in th e N a v y D e p a r t m e n t o f a n y o p in ­ io n o f th e W a r D e p a r t m e n t in r e ­ g a r d to th is m a tte r . A 6 th ia m a t t e r w a s p r e s e n t e d to both N a v y an d W a r d e p a r t m e n t s ju s t p r io r to th e e n t r a n c e o f th e U n ited S ta te s in t o th e p r e s e n t w a r , it has n o t b e e n p r a c t ic a b le f o r th is d e p a r t ­ m e n t to fu r t h e r p u rsue th e q u e s t io n ; a l l a c t iv itie s o f th e d e p a r t m e n t h a v e b e e n lim ited to th o s e w h ich d i r e c t ly c o n t r i b u t e to w a r d th e p r o s e c u tio n o f th e w a r a g a i n s t G e r m a n y . ” — N e w Y o r k H e r a ld . B lo c k Islan d , th e fam o u s sum m e r re s o r t o f f th e coa s t o f R h o d e Islan d , m a y b e c o m e th e H e lg o la n d o f A m e r ­ ica. T h is p o s s ible d e v e lo p m e n t o f n a v a l s t r a g e y is d isclosed in re c e n t co r r e s p o n d e n c e b e t w e e n Josephus D a n iels, S e c r e t a r y o f th e N a v y , and R e p r e s e n t a t iv e G e o r g e F. O ’ S h a u g h - nessy, d e m o c r a t , o f R h o d e Islan d . I t a p p e a r s th a t f o r m a n y y e a r s th o u g h t has b e e n g iv e n to th e acqu is­ itio n o f B lo c k Islan d f o r d e fen s e p u r­ poses. A t p r e s e n t it is th e s ite o f th e to w n o f N e w Sh o r e h a m , to w h ich thousands o f v a c a t io n is t s g o d u r in g th e sum m e r. I t re m a in e d f o r R e a r A d m ira l A . M . K n ig h t , U . S. N , then com m a n d a n t o f th e S e c o n d N a v a l d istrict, to b r in g to th e a t t e n t io n o f th e N a v y D e p a r t m e n t in a le t t e r d a t­ ed F e b r u a r y 3, 1917, th e h ig h ly d e ­ sira b le d e fen s e fe a t u r e s o f th is p a r ­ tic u la r stre tc h o f land. A d m ira l K n ig h t o u t lin e d th e ad ­ va n t a g e s o f an d th e n e c e s s ity f o r a lin e o f d e f e n s e e x t e n d in g fro m M o n - ta u k P o i n t th r o u g h B lo c k Islan d to G a y H e a d . B lo c k Islan d lies nine m iles fr o m th e m a inlan d o f R h o d e Is lan d and is n o r th e a s t o f L o n g Is ­ land. I t is n e a r ly e ig h t m iles lo n g an d runs fro m tw o to fo u r m ile s in w id th . T h e r e are n o w L igh th o u s e s on th e n o r th e r n an d sou th e a s tern e x ­ trem ities. “ I b e lie v e th e s t r a t e g ic im p o r ta n c e o f th is a r e a can h a r d ly b e o v e r e s t i­ m a ted and th a t th e p r o b lem s o f its d e f e n s e an d d e v e lo p m e n t s shou ld be ta k e n up im m e d ia t e ly an d pushed v i g ­ o r o u s ly to com p le tio n — th e d e v e lo p ­ m e n t, w ith c e r t a in e x c e p t ion s , b e in g h e ld in ab e y a n c e u n t il th e p ro v isio n has been m a d e f o r its d e f e n s e , ” re c ­ om m e n d e d A d m ira l K n ig h t . T h e k e y to th e d e f e n s e o f th e area ab o v e d e s c r ib e d is B lo c k Islan d , w h ich b o th in c h a r a c t e r an d lo c a tio n bears s t r i k in g rese m b la n c e to H e l i g o ­ lan d .” T h e G e r m a n N a v a l Base H e lg o la n d is G e r m a n y ’ s stro n g n a v a l base in th e N o r t h Sea. I t was a B r itish possession fro m 1807 to 1890, w h e n it passed in t o th e hands o f th e G e r m a n g o v e r n m e n t . E n g lan d had fo r t i f i e d it, but G e r m a n y s t r e n g t h e n e d th e fo r t if ic a t i o n s , r e ­ p la c in g th e old. B r itish b a tteries b y a r m o r e d tu r r e ts m o u n t in g h e a v y c a li­ b r e guns. T h e n a v a l base lies tw e n t y - e ig h t m ile s fro m th e m a in la n d a t th e n e a r ­ e s t p o in t. T h e r e are tw o islets, Dun- en - ln s e l an d R o c k Islan d . T h e la t ­ t e r is n e a r ly tr ia n g u la r in shape and is su r r o u n d e d b y steep re d c liffs. T h e o n ly beanh is th e san d y s p o t n e a r th e sou th e a s tern p o in t , w h e r e th e lan d ­ in g s t a g e is s itu a ted . In s id e th e D u n e n - In s e l th e la r g e s t o f ships can rid e s a f e l y a t a n c h o r an d ta k e on coa l an d supplies. T h e g r e a t e s t le n g t h o f R o c k Islan d , w h ich slop e s fro m w e s t to east, is ju s t a b o u t a m ile. Its g r e a t e s t w id th is o n e - t h ird m ile, an d its a v e r a g e h e igh t h is 138 fe e t . T h e h igh e s t p o in t is 216 f e e t an d it is cro w n e d b y a chu rch w ith a con s p icuou s spire. In his re p o r t to th e N a v y D e p a r t ­ m e n t, A d m ira l K n i g h t d e c la r e d it to be an in t e r e s t in g fa c t th a t th e r e ­ sem b lan c e o f o u r ow n B lo c k Islan d to H e lg o l a n d w a s n o ted m o r e than a h u n d r e d y e a r s a g o b y a B r itish o f ­ fice r , w h o p r o p h e s ied, \T h iB p lace is d e s tin e d to b e c o m e a n e w H e lg o ­ land. T h e islan d has p le n t y o f go o d w a t e r an d is o f im p o r t a n c e to th e e n e m y in th is q u a r t e r . ” T h e e n e m y in th is case w a s the Y a n k e e , n o w fig h t in g s jio u ld e r to s h o u ld e r w ith th e A llie s , f o r th e B r it­ ish officer, w r i t i n g d u r in g t,he W a r o f 1812, had p r e f a c e d his rem a r k s by s a y in g th a t th e e n e m y “ had taken possession o f th e islan d , had b u ilt a w h a r f , & c . ” U r g e E s t a b lish m e n t o f Base M e m b e r s o f C o n g r e s s fro m R h o d e Islan d h a v e m a d e re p e a t e d e ffo r t s to ob t a in th e lo c a t io n o f v a r io u s n a v a l bases in R h o d e Islan d w a t e r s , in ­ spired b y n a t u r a l lo c a l p r id e an d th e b e l i e f th a t th e sites w o u ld len d th e m ­ s e lv e s r e a d ily to such a sch e m e . R e p ­ re s e n t a t iv e O ’ S h a u g h n e s s y in p u r s u ­ in g th is g e n e r a l id e a has su g g e s te d th a t B lo c k Islan d w o u ld p r o v e in v a l- I u a b le fro m a n a v a l stan d p o in t. S e c r e t a r y D a n iels states th a t th e s u b je c t has been discussed b y th e N a v y G e n e r a l B o a r d , an d th e fo l l o w ­ in g com m e n t was m a d e b y th e la t t e r w ith re s p e c t to B lo c k Is la n d : — “ T h e stra ig h t lin e . M o n t a u k - B lo c k Islan d - G a y H e a d , shou ld b e fo r t i f i e d as in d i­ ca te d on c h a r t 2. B lo c k Islan d as th e k e y p o s itio n shou ld b e re n d e r e d im ­ p r e g n a b le apd should fu r t h e r be eq u ip p e d f o r use as a su b m a r in e an d to r p e d o b o a t base in w a r. “ A s a la r g e p a r t o f th e p lan p r o ­ posed b y H e a r A d m ira l K n ig h t in-

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