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> \ * T- - L ' M \ V S T A R VOL. X XXIII. EAST H AM PTON , N. Y ., SEPTEMBER 13, 1918 NO. 43 Y. M. C. A . Hut Opened at Monta.uk Naval Base LARGE ATTEN D AN CE A T SCH OOL OPENING A reception was held at th e ' re­ cently errected Y. M. C. A . hut at Montauk, Thursday, S e p tem b e r 5th at four o ’clock in the aftern o o n , to celebrate the com p letion o f the w ork o f construction and fu r n ish in g o f the small building which w ill pro­ vide com forts, recreations and pleas­ ure for the Naval Reserves stationed at Base 4 during the balance o f the period o f the war. The building was crowded with the frien d s o f the Y. M. C. A . from Southam p ton, East Hampton and the surrounding cou n ­ try. Lieut. Com m a n d e r Richard Welling, U. S. N ., who is in com ­ mand o f the base, presided and gave a brief outline o f the extent and character o f the w o r k ' being carried on by the Reserves at Base 4, and told o f the great need fo r such a place o f refu g e , rest and recreation for the men as the Y . M. C. A . hut provides. Lieut. W e llin g ’s rem a rks were as follow s : ‘‘Is it not hopeless adequately to express our thanks fo r this beautiful building when the Chairm an o f the Committee, Mrs. M cLanahan, lim its me to three m inutes and m y m en a c ­ tually threaten m e i f I attem p t to do it in less than fifteen ? “ The only w a y to b r in g hom e to you the gratiture that we m u st feel is to contrast the days b e f o r e we had this building with our situation today. Last w inter w e lived in fish­ ermen’s shacks, tw o or three m en to a shack, and the w inds blew and the men once huddled up to a stove stuck there fo r the evening, and they , d e ­ veloped little cliques and petty jea l­ ousies and missed the esprit de corps and com m u n ity spirit that need a big meeting room to g r o w in. A t that time we had not even a mess hall big enough to contain us all at one tim e. ‘ ‘Mrs. M cLanahan asked m e to rep ­ resent our plight to the W a r Council o f the Y. M. C. A . and one day in April w e called upon him and I heard him say: ‘ W e never give huts to small isolated posts.’ But I recollect that a light cam e into his eye as he said, ‘You mean to say you have lived that way this past w in t e r ? ’ I said w e had, and I saw him m ake a pencil note. W e le f t very shortly and it seem ed to me that I heard som e one shout down the elevator sh a f t : ‘ Y o u ’ re g o in g to get that bu ildin g !’ A c tu a lly we had the essentials, coal, kerosene, food , blankets, and good com m u n ication by telephone, so that w e could realize , C A S U A L T I E S TO BE E X P L A IN E D daily the prom p tness and success o f ------------- our look -out reports. | M o r e detailed inform a tion has ‘ My frien d s in the N a v y Y a rd, been prom ised to the A m e r ican pub- suffering with cold, asked m e what it lie as to casualties in the Am e r ican was like here, and I alw a y s assured E x p e d itionary F o r c e . A new plan fo r them that it closely resem b led the the handling o f all A m e r ican casual- balmy quality o f a Florida clim a te. ties Was announced by General P. C. ‘‘ Here is the building with its M a rch, ch ief o f staff, charming appointm e n ts and furnish- From n o w on General P e r s h ing will ings in daily and constant use by all report by cable on ly deaths and miss- o f us and distinctly con t r ibu t in g to jng. A ll lists o f w o u n d e d , including our efficiency. I e n tire hospital records o f each case, “ But m any people ask w h a t do w e 1 w jH be brought back by cou r ier and do and w h y are w e h e r e ? W e are ^ v e n out by the W a r D epartm ent, not w aiting to g o to w o r k . W e are T h e departm e n t n o w has in operation already assigned to the duty first, a system w h e r e b y tw o couriers from last and all the tim e , o f keeping a F r a n c e return to W a s h ington each strict look -out about 70 o f us and 70 w e ek. coast guards w o r k ing with us and un- A t first glan c e , the plan o f bring- der my control. jnf, casualties back by cou r ier, w ould The base extends from M o n tauk seem to be a slow ing up o f the pro- Light, w h ere w e have five m en post- cess. A c t u a lly it is a speeding up o f ed, fo r fifty miles o f A t lan t ic and the system . It developed recen tly that fifty o f S o u n d -C o a s t to Shinnecock General Pershing has not been re- Light w h ere other five are posted, p o r t in g all A m e r ican casualties. Only ------------ the m o re serious aases o f w o u n d ed (C o n tinued on P a g e 6) m en have been reported. General ------------ : ------------- M arch stated that up to A u g u s t 20 Mothers, take y o u r babies and chil- there w e re 20,000 cases o f men under school age to the R iver- slightly w o u n d e d , w h ich w e re not re­ head Fair to be w e ighed and m eas- ported b y G eneral Parshing a t all fo r ured. If they are not up to stand- the reason that in m ost cases the men you w ill be told w h a t to do by w e r e back in service b e f o r e the re- doctors and nurses in attendance, port could reach the U n ited States. High School O p ened M onday With Prin. W m . W o o d and 15 Teachers at Helm The East H a m p ton High School opened M onday m o r n ing o f this week fo r the fa ll term . A f t e r spending a delightful vacation this sum m er both students and teachers again enter upon another year o f intense w ork and study. W e find a num b e r o f new names o f teachers am o n g the list this year besides a num b e r o f teachers that w e r e re-engaged from last year and form e r years. The follow in g is the fa c u lty fo r this year: W m . M. W o o d , Principal; Hazel Bush, E n g lish; Am e lia Brewster, French, Germ an, B iolog y ; Ethel L. Gates, H istory, Shorthand, T y p e ­ w r itin g ; A r iel M. W h itney, Latin, A l­ gebra, M u s ic; W in ifred A n d r e w s, 8th G r a d e ; B rem e r H a tch, 7th G rade; Rachel H o lden, 6th B ; Catherine J. M iller, 6th G r a d e ; H a r riette Rosen, 5th G r a d e ; Jeannette C. Leek, 4th G r a d e ; A n g e la L u ckert, 3rd G rade; Ruth D. Davis, 2nd G r a d e ; Mrs. R o s - I alie D. T u cker, 1st and 2nd G r a d e ; M rs. J. S. W a d e , 1st G r a d e ; M ary E. E ldredge, K indergarten. A ll o f the courses that have been given at the school in form e r years w ill be continued this term wiith fitted teachers as instructors in the several classes. In the fa c t that sev­ eral o f the high school pupils had al­ ready com p leted one o r m o re years in the study o f Germ a n it was neces­ sary to continue this study in order that these pupils w o u ld be able to finish their courses in the prescribed tim e and obtain the counts that this study gives. In the kindergarten and first grade the room is already crow d e d . The idea o f having the advantages o f a kindergarten and teacher seem s to m e e t with ready approval with many o f the m o thers abou t tow n . W e are advised that the kindergarten class at the N e ighborhood H ouse w ill be continued this year with Miss M ary E ldredge as instructor. HELP COVER IT! ‘Moke” Bennett Wounded With Our s at the Front in France Copjrrtftit by Oommltle* on llibllc Information Outpost sentries ou duty. Tills place was destroyed by enemy shell fir* ■ minutes aft.*r the j.hoto*rmpU « u taken. Buy Liberty Bauds to pro- than valuable, tect ibeae fallaut fighter*. Interesting Letters From The “ Yank\ Line of battle The follow in g letter from an There you are dad. I w r o te up to A m e r ican b o y in France, which we the above point in about three spurts, publish through the kindness o f Miss Then w e w e r e issued som e bits o f F b , equipm e n t and ordered to pack and Jeannette Goldstein, is one o i a Lor,j( 0h iord, w h a t a rush num b er which w e hope to publish there w a s , j di(1 nothing but run occasionally and which we consider o f t_e ropes an(j m ake packs and especial interest as show ing the view yelj fo r twQ hoUrs. point o f the typical Am e r ican n o There was o f course a com p lete loving w a r but determ ined to do his ;nterruption o f letters. W e w ere out best in a cause which he thoroughly the roaJ untjl m idn jgh t . at which believes to be ju s t : ’ urne som e o f us w ere detached from June 17, 1918. thg battalion, allow e d to bivouac fo r Dear D a d : the night, and the next day sent to A s an upstarter, Dad, this w o u ld a school, this tim e a French one. I be a great place fo r you. W e are am there (o r here) now. It (the ju s t now sleeping in a hay lo f t tow n ) doesn’t date back quite to the which was built in 1695. That m a y 0ther town. The oldest house I can give you an idea o f the tow n we are ^jn(j w e n t up in 1697. There are billeting in. If only we could get n0 ^i{,s B u t there are m ore cows, into such a place, settle dow n and than m ost 0ther tow n s boasted, many stay fo r a decent while, what a fe l- m o r e chickens and m o r e roosters, low could see and learn. W e don’t, happily these last are not so noisy, how e v er. W e jum p from place to W e are studying a F r e n c h , rifle place like so m a n y m ilitary m osqui- The instructions are given us by toes. W e have been here (a f t e r a French non-com s and officers, dad, couple o f hundred m iles train ride) it>s Qne o f the m o s t interesting pieces fo r but a few days and w ill leave in o f WQrk j haVe ever done. Im a gine a day or tw o . So that ju s t about being a com p licated piece o f when you get rested, learn how to m a chjnery by a man who doesn’ t find you r belt, you r shoes, your speak you r ianguage, or by m en w h o spoon* and you r s e lf som e w h e re in have serveii jn this serious business the hay pile when first call blows, fo r years> with w o u n d stripes and learn w h ere com p a n y headquarters crosses b f w a r (C r o ix de G u e rre) and the cook w a g o n s are, learn w h e re Sewed all over them. W h en you ’ re to buy figs, and chocolates, get your not being told or signalled (m o s t o f socks washed and are ready fo r sight- oar com m u n ication is b y signs, the seeing, you get orders to m ove out. French habit o f using shoulders and If w e didn’t, I’d certainly learn hands fo r speech com e s in handy) F r a n ce from A to Z. som e trem e n d o u s experiences, you E v e r since hitting F r a n ce w e have jm agine then. Last night I talked been living ou t -d o o r s ; eating, sleep- f or an hour at a dark cross-roads ing, shaving, w o r k ing and studying, w ith a group o f w e ll-lit French N. C. when we studied, there. M ore than Qs. Lord, what m e n ! One fellow this, it has been a cou n t r y life, iess than five fe e t tall, tw e n ty-one ’m o n g s t chickens, cow s , pigs and all years 0ld, an A lsatian, speaking o f that. T h e last tow n I was in had French well and a fe w w o r d s o f Eng- niore eggs than w e could buy, which jjsh w jth a Germ an accent, has five is, you can readily perceive, som e service stripes, a C r o ix de G u erre eggs. W h e n I say ’m o n g s t, I m ean w o n three tim es, o n e froig e u r (a that th e y ’ re w ith us all day. The unjt d e c o r a tion ) and corp o r a l’s first thing, at abou t 3 a. m ., a fu n n y stripes and he w o u ldn’t w e a r one. old fe ll o w w ith a fu n n y old bugle n ow he says he has w o r k to do. w ill blow a pigs’ reveille. F rance has A p r e s la gu e r r e — ah— then a prom - m ilitary pigs. W h en the bugle blow s J ennader les boulevardes. One had corps o f them com e w a d d ling through five w ounded stripes and w o u ldn’t alley w a y s , streets and by-roads, s u r - ' wear them. My sergeant instructor round the old gentlem a n and follow has been in the w a r (in it, not in- him off som ew h ere. O n e hour later a : s tru c t in g ) since its beginning, since battery o f roosters lets go. T h e y . the first terrible A o u t. He has w on a crow and crow and crow . A m e rican ^ c o u p le o f decorations, and has not roosters cock-a-doodle fo r a respect- i e ven been scratched, able while, ju s t it alw a y s seem ed to The first thing which strikes one, m e, fo r a few m inutes, until all their and fo r c ib l y , is the wide gap betw e en obedient w ives w e re aw a k e. These j the character o f these people and terrible fellow s are as insistent as that o f those I have known. The bell boys. T h e y begin and don’t stop j Englishm en I couldn’t ju d g e so well, until every soldier in tow n is awake. ' I had so very little to com p a r e them The fu r t h e r you d ig under the blan- with. Y o u can’t com p a r e y o u r first kets, the louder they crow . And so foreign e r s fa irly with y o u r own peo- on during all the day until I have pie. It m ay seem peculiar, but the gotten so used to thatched ro o f s , hay, j first foreig n e r you meet you r mind barnyards, and grass that the city uses to adjust its im p ression o f your is sure to be a strange w ide-eyed j ow n natives. I used the English, it m a tter o f interest to m e when I fin-1 seem s to learn m y own. W’ hen the ally hit it. contrasts and sim ilarities m ade them I find this sort o f life, in som e clear I first began to learn English- w a v s , com fortable. There is a big- men. A s per usual, by that tim e we ness abou t it, som e indefinable spir- w ere ready to leave the Englishm en, itual exhiliration which makes it ( and w e left. N ow I can talk and worth while. D o n ’ t im a g ine I am jok e with these fro g and fire-eaters en joy in g it— not by a lon g s h o t M y (m y French im p roves w o n d e r f u lly ) , occu p a t ion prevents that, ju s t as it buy them w ine and sit fa r above, prevents the com p lete feelin g o f open 1 w a tching and learning them happy freedom which w ide spaces. The first thing n o ticeable about pretty view s and fresh air should the French their trem e n d o u s dis- give. B u t there is a novelty o f sim ilarity to ourselves or the English, feelin g and experience w h ich is m o r e L ife means nothing to them except in cArm by Shrapnel R AILRO AD REPORT BY M cADOO Extracts Show H u ge Traffic Has Been Handled Effifficiently Under Governm e n t Control The follow in g extracts are taken from D irector G eneral M c A d o o ’s re­ port to the President, o f the condi­ tion o f the railroads under govern­ m ent con t r o l: On D ecem b e r 31, 1916, the total steam railw a y m ileage in operation in the United States (all tracks) was 397,014 miles. This m ileage was owned or controlled by 2,5)05 com ­ panies, em p loying som e 1,709,814 persons. T h e y outstanding $10,875,- 206,565 o f bonds and $8,755,403,- 517 o f stock (par valu e ). The inland w a terw a y s system in­ cludes som e 57 canals, 3,057 miles in length, som e o f which w ere ow n e d or controlled by the railroads, and m any thousand miles o f navigable rivers, lakes, bays, sounds, inlets, travers­ ed b y innum e rable craft. O f the 2,905 railw a y com p a m e s 185 operated m a jor system s, each o f w h ich had an anual operating rev­ enue o f $1,000,000 or m o r e ; 221 w e re sw itching and term inal com ­ panies; 1,434 w e r e “ plant fa c ility ” roads, constructed prim a rily fo r the purpose o f serving som e particular fa c t o r y or industry; and 765 were what have com e to be described as “ short line” railw a y s , dependent up­ on one or m o re o f the larger sys­ tem s fo r through connections. A plan has been perfected fo r the adoption o f a universal m ileage book that will be good when presented by the bearer on any G o v e rnm e n t-con­ trolled railroad in the country. The holder o f it w ill not have to purchase a ticket. H e can board any train w ithout delay, allow the conductor to detach the necessary m ileage cou ­ pons, and get off at destination. A t their cash value the coupons w ill also be receivable fo r excess-baggage charges. These books w ill be sold at $30 per thousand miles plus the war tax o f 8 per cent, and it is believed that their general use w ill greatly lessen the pressure on the tick e t o f ­ fices and diminish the congestion now com p lained of. F o r m a n y reasons it is not perhaps in the public interest that a com p lete statem ent o f the traffic that has been handled fo r the G o v e rnm e n t should be published at present, but som e idea o f the service perform e d m a y be had from the statem ent that from M ay 1, 1917, to Ju ly 31, 1918, about 6,455,558 troops had been m oved on orders fro m the W a r and N a v y D e­ partm ents. O f this num b er 4,304,- 520 or nearly 68 per cent, w e r e car­ ried betw een January 1 and July 1, 1918. These figures do not include soldiers, sailors, and officers traveling at their own expense. | The m a n y friends o f Stanley Ben- I n e tte will be glad to read the fo l- I low ing letter, w ritten by him in a hospital som ewhere in France, where I he is recovering from a wound re­ ceived in the fro n t line trenches: August 19, 1918. ; Dear P o p : I suppose mom has received my letter by now and you already know ! I have been wounded. I am getting along fine, but be- | lieve me, I’ve got an ugly hole thru I m y arm. Y o u can im agine what a piece o f high explosive three quar- . ters o f an inch square and a half inch thick will do. j I was lucky at that though. The same shell kicked one fellow off and ' broke another’s leg so you see I got ! o u t o f it best o f all at that. 1 It looks like a case o f laying around | a couple o f m onths or so b e fore I can I g e t back and get another crack at the cuss. The doctor told me this m orning that m y old w ing w ould turn out all right, but it w ould be stiff fo r a lon g tim e on account o f being so high up. 1 Believe me, Pop, the old cuss is | s u re getting hell. I wish I could tell you som e o f the things I saw before he got me. 1 T e ll m other I’m sorry but she will have to w a it fo r the picture I prom - 1 ised her. I had it all right but lost it up in the line. That was no place to be adm iring you r photograph, be­ lieve me. Y o u w anted to be w a tch­ ing your hide or you ’ d lose it. Tell her 1 m ade a mistake on one o f the addresses I sent and to look out fo r it. Instead o f A . P. O. 780, I put it 180, which is w rong. 780 is correct. If you ever see B. Z., ask him what he thinks now. Tell him I say they got me down now, but they are going to pay fo r it as soon as I am able to get back. W e ll, I guess I will have to call it - quits. D o n ’ t do any w o r r y ing about me because I am being w e ll taken cared o f and am getting along finely. Give my regards to all tho boys and tell them I was asking fo r them. D o n ’ t fo r g e t to let me hear from you soon and I’ll do my best to keep you posted on how I am com ing. W ill close with love to all and tell them not to be afraid to write. Love, Moke. LO C A L C O A L A L L O T M E N T D IN IN N Y — R YD E R A t the hom e o f the bride’s parents on W e s t avenue, Patchogue, last Tuesday m o rning, Miss A d d ie Mae Ryder, daughter o f Capt. and Mrs. M o n roe S. Ryder, and Leon R. D in­ inny, o f Kane, Pa., w e r e united in m a rriage by the Rev. Dr. W m . H. B a rton. T h e y w e r e attended by Miss Jean W elsh and S e r g e a n t-M a jor Lew ­ is, o f Cam p U p ton, and the cerem o n y was attended only by the im m ediate m e m b e rs o f the fam ily. The groom is ch ie f field clerk at the headquar­ ters o f the 152nd D e p o t B rigade, at Camp U p ton. The allotm e n t o f dom e stic anthra­ cite coal fo r East Ham p ton is 5,620 ton s ; f o r A m a g a n s e tt is 900 tons, and fo r M ontauk is 500 tons. The maxim u m price per net ton o f 2,000 pounds which m ay be charged fo r screened coal delivered to cus­ tom e rs by chute within a radius o f one and on e -h a lf miles o f y^rd or siding shall be as follow s from Sep­ tem b er 1, 1918, to March 31, 1919, inclutive: East H a m p ton, A m a g a n s ett, M ontauk Broken & E g g Stove & Nut Pea $10.25 $10.45 $9.70 Unscreened coal shall be sold at tw e n ty cents per ton less than above prices. Additional charge o f thirty cents per ton m a y be m ade fo r Lykens V a l­ ley Coal. A deduction o f seventy cents per ton m a y be m ade on all coal sold at the yard or siding. A d d itional charge o f fifty cents per ton m ay be m ade fo r bagging and carryin g in. A d d itional charge at the rate o f seventy cents per ton m ay be m ade fo r each mile (on e w a y ) o f extra hauling. With Our Boys at the Front in France June 20th. i (C o n tinued on P a g e 6) C o p y r t* * .* — .......... AMERICAN GUNNERS FOR FRENCH GUNS. The deadly \K v enty-flvea.\ the pride o f France and the f«- Germans, have been manufactured In abundance In the war pa l sister republic, and many ha\e l>e*-n lent to «ur artllleryin ^ arrival of our own runs from Am erica. Liberty Bond* wl irnpp with lb* guua Ut dlfach U*e victory

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