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NLW YORK TRIBUNE
JANUARY 7, 1917 ?****^?itM?v> i r ^5 ? a?? - OS , A- I A twenty-six foot flag is laid out and carefully measurec before it is pieced together. Government Maij; range in length Itoni three to thirty-six leel A factory in the Brooklyn Navy Yard saves the Govern? ment 7 5 c e n t s of every dollar eJ formerly spent for flags This modern Betsy Ross sews the stars on most o? the larqer o? the 300 to 400 flags the Navy ^ ?trd iactory turns out every week The stars for the blue background arc chai stamped in squares before being sewed on. I be in prescribed places, just so many to ?i Enlisted men and ci vilians under the direction of officers cut and sew the stars and stripes for service use i..... I he iactory is under the su pervision of Naval Constru? t.; Frank Several hundred enlisted men and forty civilians are employed. '??? The stars are cut from white bunting by machinery for flags supplied to warships, armv posts and government buildings on the east coast. The government owned flag factory, long tried as an experiment, has been made permanent. There is a small factory in the Mare Island yard to supply the Pacific Coast.