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The East Hampton Star. (East Hampton, N.Y.) 1885-current, June 21, 1918, Image 8

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TH E E A S T HAM P T ON STA R , FRID AY, JUNE 21, W E E K L Y W A R NEW S DIGEST BOY FARM ERS M AKE GOOD Soldier* T r a n .ferred i N e e d e d Nearly 240.000 transfers o f men from one unit to another have been made in Arm y camps as a result o f occupational qualifications deter­ mined by investigations by the War Department com m ittee on classifica­ tion o f personnel. Recently about 40,000 transfers have taken place each week. Through the com m ittee organiza­ tions have been built up in all Arm y camps, by which enlisted man and commissioned officers are classified according to occupational qualifica­ tions. In some camps, where as many as 2,500 men are received daily, forces o f 200 interviewers em p loy­ ed to ascertain full inform a tion re­ garding each man’s occupation, ed­ ucation, experience, and spcial quali­ fications. Procedu N o tifying Relativi Relatives o f soldiers named in cas­ ualty lists forw a rded from France are ordinarily notified within tw e n ty- |ready four hours after receipt o f the lists, according to a statem ent authorized by the W a r Department. A “ statis­ tical division,” with a staff o f officers and a corps o f stenographers gives all its time to the maintenance o f files o f soldiers’ names and addresses. This division notifies relatives. A copy o f the roster o f each con­ tingent sailing to join the Expedi­ tionary Forces is filed in card index fashion, each card bearing the name o f one soldier, his organization, and the name and address o f parent or other relative or friend designated by him to be notified in em ergency. When a casualty list is received from Gen. Pership, each name cabled from the Am erican Expeditionary Force is listed with the em ergency address on file in the card index | As rapidly as the new list with em ergency ad­ dresses is built up telegraph clerks get duplicates. These clerks already are supplied with blank telegram s whjch require only the relative’s ad­ dress, name o f sender, nature o f cas­ ualty and the date, and filling in the blank spaces they get the telegrams off as quickly as possible. In ad­ dition to maintaining the telegraph blanks fo r the sake o f speed the sta­ tistical division is supplied with sets o f form letters to be filled in and mail ed when further details are available. W h ile relatives are generally in re­ ceipt o f inform a tion within twenty- fo u r hours a fter the cables are re- • ceived, delays are sometimes due to clerical errors caused by the f a c t that the names must pass through so many hands in France and in Am erica, in­ correct em e rgency addresses turned ■in by soldiers, rem oval o f fam ilies to addresses other than those listed, and the occasional necessity fo r cab­ ling back to Gen. Pershing, to verify a nam e or to obtain an address. Aside from these fou r causes of delay the only reason fo r the failure o f relatives to receive word at once is m ilitary consideration. Gen. Persh­ ing may, at his discretion, withhold a casualty list until he is positive it w ill have no m ilitary value to the enemy. Radio Taught in 600 Schools The demand fo r specialists in the Arm y is increasing daily. Mechanics and technicians o f all kinds, includ­ ing radio and buzzer operators, are needed by the Signal Corps. In nearly every large city the Fed­ eral Board o f V o cational Training, throdgh local school authorities, has established schools o f radio com m u n i­ cation where men o f draft age who have not been called may receive a prelim inary course in the operation o f radio and buzzer instruments. There are about 600 o f these schools where instruction is given, usually in the afternoons and evenings. It takes about 200 hours fo r a student o f av­ erage ability to obtain a speed of twenty words a minute, sending and receiving. Further inform a tion re­ garding these schools may be secured from local school authorities. Electrical engineers and men with good fundam ental training in engin­ eering or physics are particularly in demand fo r Signal Corps work. Men o f satisfactory qualifications are giv­ en three months’ training in special schools, and have every opportunity to take exam inations leading to pro­ motion. Men who have had experience as electrical repair men, wirem en, and mechanics are also desired fo r assign­ ment to special schools and later to field organizations. Incom plete returns from twenty- five states show that nearly 3,400,000 women have registered fo r war work under the W om a n ’s Committee o f the Council o f National Defense. The 12-cylinder Liberty m otor, ac­ cording to a statement by the W ar Department, weighs 825 pounds and develops 450 horsepower. The gaso­ line consumption is approxim ately 0.46 pound per horsepower hour. The standardized “ type B” truck has been officially adopted as tin standard heavy-duty cargo truck fo r use by the A r m y in all its depart­ ments requiringi this capacity truck. A large number have been ordered and it is expected the first 10,000 will be com p leted about August 1, 1918. There is no discrimination o f any kind between soldiers who are not citizens o f the United States and the native bom or naturalized citizens in the American Arm y, excepting that the form e r can not hold commissions. In all other respects— care,, atten­ tion, privileges, etc.— they are all the same footing. W h en a farm e r says, “ He is worth ; piore m oney than he is gettine and I am going to see that he gets it,\ it j means that som ebody has n u d e good, j That is the attitude which tlf* farm - j n J n g r! iced < . ihe farm s o f the stale frr, f i i ’ i; »vork through the ag<’ n-:y <'f th toy ;- ' Jiking Reserve <>;' the New York State Food Commission. This letter is on file about a New York City boy o f eighteen now w ork­ ing on a farm in southeastern New Y o r k : “ He is worth m ore m oney than he is getting and I am going to | see that he gets it. He takes care of nine horses m o rning and night, has plowed six acres and has fitted fifteen. He keeps so busy doing all kinds o f w ork on the farm that he will hardly stop a minute to talk to anyone.” New York City boys, fresh from the schools o f the m etropolis, are making good on the farm s, is the news from the southeastern part o f the state where between six and sev­ en hundred o f these boys have al­ been placed with farm ers under the auspices o f the New York State Boys’ W orking Reserve, o f the State Food Commission. So successful has been the result o f trying out these boys on the farm s that it is likely that before the summer is over I hundred more will be milking plow ing, and pitching hay to help their country win the war. ,s an indication o f the success o f the work elsewhere in the state it can be stated that reports from the A l­ bany zone which is in charge o f John A. N aughton, zone director, show that there are approxim a tely nine hundred boys now released from cliool and w orking on the farm s in this district. The success o f securing city born d bred boys, who had it in them to make good on the farm , is attrib- ted to the care with which these boys ave been selected. Commissioner H e n ry D. Sayer has had charge o f the work fo r the Food Commission and has been assisted by Charles B. Barnes, state superintendent o f em ­ ploym ent bureaus. The m a jor part o f the credit, however, should go to F. A. Rexford, o f Erasmus High hools, Brooklyn. Mr. R e x ford knows boys, and he knows New York State farm ers. Early in the year he was released form his school duties by the New York City Board o f Edu­ ctio n to select the boys to be sent out. This careful selection by qual- fied men, together with the training and supervision the boys get, is large- responsible fo r the results ob­ tained. Only boys between the ages of sixteen and tw e n ty-one years have been selected and none w e ighing less than 130 pounds has been considered. \ great deal o f study has been given *ach boy’s tem p eram ent and capacity for hard work. M ore than this, the boys who have volunteered and have qualified are put through a week o f •ery intensive training at one o f the state schools. Here the w o rk is made much harder than would fa ll to the lot o f the boy on the farm , so that any whose tendencies are other than toward work, are quickly weeded out. The boys receive their week o f pre­ liminary farm work at one o f three places, Delhi Agricultural school, D e lhi; M orrisville Agrisultiiral school, M orrisville, or a training camp on a farm in Binghamton donated for this purpose by W. S. Kilmer. The farm e r who engages a boy pays $5 as the cost o f his board fo r the week he is being trained. The New York State Food Com­ mission provides fo r the transporta­ tion charges from New York City to the school or camp fo r each boy. The boys have enlisted fo r as long a per­ iod as they are needed. Since they have been taken from school before the term was com p leted, as soon as they have worked satisfactorily for three months on the farm they will be given credit as though they had remained in school. F o r the first month a boy receives $15’ and his keep, fo r the second month he is paid $20 and his keep and f o f the third month his pay is advanced to $25 This careful selection and super­ vision o f strong young city boys has solved the labor problem fo r many hundreds o f farm ers in the south­ eastern part o f the state and it is likely that another year hundreds more o f especially fitted boys, who have been chosen under the same method, will be helping to produce food fo r their country on New York State farms. V \ \ ' A v V I V \ \ f e u — J • U s c o ' Tread We Set Tire Q f o i j t S W h y is it that U n iied States T i r e s are settin p n e w rccord s fo r m ileage and serv ice a b ility ? W h y is it that the sales o f these tires :ire co n s t a n t ly m o u n t in g b y leaps anti hounds ? T h e an; wer is found in the fa c ­ tories where United S t a les T i r e s are m ade. S t a n d a r d s o f c o n s t r u c t i o n for these tire* are higher than e v e r be­ fo r e k n o w n in the tire in d u s t r y . M a k e rs o f tire fab r ics tell us that the standards w e h a v e g iv e n them fo r United States T i r e fab r ics are h igh e r tlv.m a n y p r e v io u s ly k n o w n . L ik e w ise th rou g h e v e r y p r o c e s s o f co n s t r u c t io n from cru d e ru b b e r to finished tires—w e h a v e set n e w and h igh e r standards e v e r y w h e r e . T h e s e s tandards w o r k ou t on y o u r car in the practical e c o n o m y d e ­ m anded b y w a r-tim e s . United States T i r e s w ill raise an y ca r to h igh e r e ffic ie n c y . T h e r e is a t y p e to suit e v e r y c o n ­ dition of s e r v ice. T h e nearest U n ited States Sales and S e r v ice D e p o t dealer w ill ch e e r ­ fu l ly aid in selectin g rig h t tires fo r y o u r requirem e n ts. United States Tires are Good Tires j ^ ^ { ___________ _____ . ______ _ __________________ & m h V- n i;i -mm 'nniwna icROAL CAR It w ill d o w h a t it is intended to do in a n efficien t a id e c o n o m ical m a n n e r The gasoline consumption is unusually low The tire r ileage is unusually high - S. BU S BY A L L E N , M . D. E Y E and EA R T h u r sday Evening* and Friday* Southam p ton F . B . S M I T H C A R P E N T E R A N D B U I L D E R Shop N e w tow n Lana East H am p ton, N. Y ., Tel. 9-M C H A R L E S N . L L O Y D PLUM BING Steam and H o t W a ter H eating Estim ates C h e e r fully Furnished P a n tigo Road P. O . Box 3 8 6 T e lephone 4 9 -M S BURPEE'SO e e d o In Bulk and Packages 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. A t The White Hardware Store A. O. JONES W h e r e we aim to u*e everyone white T e l. 4 , E a st H a m p ton Thompson & Osborne U NDERTAKERS D ealers in FURNITURE Store at Sag H a r b o r, N . Y . Telephones: Day, 22-J, East Ham p ton 29-W , Sag H a rbor Night, 22-J, East Hampton 23-R, Sag H a rbor if United States Tires are G O O D tires. T h a t’s why we sell thei H ALSEY’S GARAGE, EAST HAM PTON THOS. H. HILDRETH, SAG APO N ACK u T S t -Q E P T . OP A G R IC U L T U R E HOWTOGROW Eggplant. The seed for eggplant should be sown in the hotbed about six weeks before the time to set the plants in the open. The eggplant is a heat-lov­ ing plant and cannot be successfully planted until the ground has become warm and the weather settled. The soil best adapted to the egg­ plant is a rich, sandy loam, well drained. The plants should be set In rows 3 feet apart, with the plants 2 l’eet apart in the rows. Cultivation should be frequent and thorough. Fresh manure should not be used on eggplant, but well-rotted manure may be applied freely. In fact, there Is little danger of getting the ground too rich. Eggplants may be used as soon as large enough and cannot be kept for any length of time.— U. S. De­ partment of Agriculture. HALSEY’S GARAGE ANNOUNCEM E N T Ne have opened our T a iloring Establishm e n t on N ewtown Lane J. GOLDSTEIN L A D I E S ’ T A I L O R A N D F U R R IE R Cleaning and Precsing Dying Tel. Con. Newtown Lane PIANOS & PLAYERS Are superior instrum ents and the prices are low . T h e re are none belter. i * i f » Pathe Phonographs and Records Get in touch with ms E D W A R D M . O S B O R N Main Street, Fast Hampton Phone 43-M Box 723 PERCY C. SCHENCK Dealer in All Kinds of Firewood AND C-O-A-L Low e st Possible Prices BLUESTONE H A Y AND GRAIN Locust Posts all sizes, and Chestnut Rails at Low Prices Office, N e wtown Lane, N e a r Main St. Teephone 1 7 - W East H a m p ton, N e w York DR F R E D E R I C K RU S S ELL SU R G E O N D E N T IS T O v e r Postoffice T e l. 301-J T . W . O N D E R D O N K , D. D. S. 17 East 38th St., cor. Madison Ave. At East Ham p ton from July 1st to Septem b e r 15. Office at residence on Lily Pond Rd. D R . H E N R Y J. REES Qsborne Bank Building H A R R Y G . STE P H E N S A tto r n e y and Counselor at Law N o tary Public Hand Building, Main Street R A Y M O N D A S M I T H , LL. B. A tto r n e y and Counselor a t Law The O s b orne Bank Building East H a m p ton, N . Y . N . N . T I F F A N Y , C . E. Civil and San itary Engineer Office H a n d Building E a st H a m pton, L . I. J. C U S T I S L A W R E N C E H and B u ilding, E a st Hampton J O S E P H S. O S B O R N E Real E state Insurance N o tary Public D e sirable property on Main St. and in all parts o f the town fo r sale and to rent C H A R L E S S P AR S O N S Springfield Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Springfield, Mass London & Lancashier Fire Insurance Co., Ltd, Liverpool Eng. Fidelity & D e p o sit.C o ., Baltimore, Md A ll Lines A n y Amount R U D O L F E IR S A P a n tigo Hill R. S. P A R S O N S E L E C T R I C A L CONTRACTOR W i r in g for L ight, H e a t and Power Dealer in yacu u m Cleaners, Irma. Stoves and all kinds o f Electrical A p p liances Phou. N . N . T I F F A N Y , C. E. Land Surveying Road Sew a g e Disposal fo r Country Residences Office H a n d Building E a st H a m pton, L o n g Island B A R N S B R O T H E R S C o n tracting M a sons Dealers in all M a sons’ Supplies Y a r d M a in S t., E a s t Hampton Phone 175-J Estim ates C h e e r fully Given G . A . E L D R E D G E & SON C o n tractors and Builders All kinds o f building and repair­ in g prom p tly attended to East H a m pton, N . Y . Tel. 104-L S. J. L Y N C H C o n tractor for all kinds'of M A S O N W O R K A lso dealer in all kinds o f Mason Supplies, C e m e n t, Brick, Plaster Large stock alw a y s on hand N . Main Street Telephone A R T H U R F. K I N G P R A C T I C A L P A I N T E R P. O . Box 5 3 6 Georgica Road East H a m p ton, L . 1. E D W A R D M . G A Y Contractor and Builder All kinds Building and Jobbing prom p tly attended to Shop N ewtown Lane, near School East H a m p ton, N . Y . Tel 11*R A D A M W I L H E L M P a inter & Decorator Jones Building. Newtown Lane Cottages renovated in a practical and artistic m anner. Paper hanging. Esti­ m ates cheerfully given. References. Box 371 East Hampton N O R M A N S. C L E 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 Hampt°n ’Phone 176-J

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