NLW YORK TRIBUNE
JANUARY 7, 1917
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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
ment 7 5
c e n t s of
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
and sew the
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.
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