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THE FARMER: DECEMBER 15, 191
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LAVJYERS PREPARE STATEMENT
EXPLAINING MANY PHASES OF
DRAFT ARMY QUESTIONNAIRES
In erder to expedite matters re
garding the questionnaires which the
draft boards have just mailed oui
the legal advisory board of this -city
has decided that the best r.wtuod ot
explaining the questionnaires to tne
men effected ia in a general way, and
this end the lawyers who aVe giv
ing 'their assistance have prepared the
following ;) , explanatory statement
which will be supplemented by others
covering in as broad a manner as pos
sible the details of the question
naires: . .
: BULLETIN NO. 1
About December 15th the local
boards will -begin mailing "Question
naires" to be filled out by every man
who on June 5, 1917 was between 21
and 31. years of age..
From 200 to 250 of these in the or
der of their order numbers will be
sent out each day by each board in
this city. Every registered person not
already sent to camp as a drafted
man. Including . those heretofore
granted an exemption, and those who
hav enlisted, must fill out, sign to,
swear to, and return his questionnaire
to his local. board within seven' days
(not counting Sundays and holidays)
from the date of mailing as shown by
the date on the questionnaire.
The purpose of the questionnaire is
to furnish the facts on which the lo
cal and district boards will determine
. In what order men will.be called for
service. The local board will put the
men in classes. Page 1 of the ques
tionnaire describes the five classes:
Class 1 will go, first. When all the
men in class 1 have gone class 2, etc.,
will be called In their order. Therefore
any claim to be put in any other class
than Class 1 must be made within
seven days from the date of the ques
tionnaire, whether such claim is made
by the registered man, by one de
pendent on him, or by his employer,
by any oter person. Such claim may
be made on the questionnaire by the
man or some one else for him; or by
any other than the registrant on a
duplicate of the first page of the ques
tionnaire. This duplicate first page
can be obtained from his local board.
All supporting affidavits must also be
filed within such time.
Failure to file the questionnaire on
time will put aman in Class 1 to go
in the first call unless another has
filed and proved for him a claim that
he be placed In a later class. Failure
to make a claim for a deferred class
or within the. limited time waives all
right to make such a claim. -
Only persons making , claims to the
local board can appeal to the District
Board or to the president..
A notice containing the order num
bers of the men to whom question
naires are mailed will be posted daily
in the' offices of, the : local, boards.
Everybody is bound by; this notice,
whether, or not the questionnaire, is
received.
Go and look at these notices.
Be sure that you get your question
naire. . v ..
Read" it, through before you write
anything.
Begin, to answer questions on page
4. following carefully all directions.
When, you have answered all. ques
tions whichj apply jo yourself, turn to
page 1. and make a cross (x) oppo
site any ground for deferred classifi
cation . which you . have . a , right , to
make. Then fill ; out the claim near
the bottom of page .L and-sign It. .....
If yon do, not .wish to make such
1
a claim sign the waiver at the very
bottom of page 1.
Lastly, sign and swear to the affida
vit on the bottom of page 16 before
a proDer official. Then return the
questionnaire to your local board
within the seven days.
Appeals must be taken within 5
i days from the mailing of notice to a
registrant of his classification.
Ealjure to get the questionnaire in
to the hands of your local board with
in such 7 days will result in your be
ing put in Class 1, your name being
reported to the police, and to the
press for publication; and in the loss
of rights which may be very valuable
to you.
Do not put this matter off. It may
then, be too late to get the affidavits
or information that you need.
If you cannot make out your ques
tionnaire without help go tq the Legal
Advisory Board for your .. division.
These boards will be located as fol
lows: .. .
Division 1, Newfield Building, cor
ner Main and .Golden Hill streets.
Division 2, Franklin building, cor
ner Main and State streets.
Division 3, First-Bridgeport Nation
al Bank . building, corner Main and
State streets. .
Division 4, Security building, 1115
Main street.
Division 5, Meigs' building, corner
Main and Fairfield avenue.
Division 6, First-Bridgeport Nation
al Bank, building, corner Main and
State streets.
The local board will notify you to
appear for physical examination after
classification.
Industrial Claims
Claims by employers for the exemp
tion of employes, supported by prop
er proof, must be made to the local
board, not to the district board within
seven days from the date of the ques
tionnaire. This applies to industrial
and agricultural exemptions.
If you are an employer, see that
you claim deferred classification for
your employe within the proper time.
The claim can be made either on page
1 of the questionnaire, or on a dupli
cate of that page which can be ob
tained from his local board.
Cut this out and preserve it. It
may be useful to you.
Committee of the Legal Adivsory
Boards in the City of Bridgeport.
; LITTLE BENNY'S
NOTEBOOK
(By Leo Fae)
MEETS' INSTANT
DEATH; GRAHAM
STRUCK BY TRAIN
Us fellows was standing erround the
lamp post today, tawking about wich
we wood rather have a million dol
lers or a diamond mine, and wy safety
matches wont strike unless you do It
on the box. nobody knowing but Puds
nBimkins saying it was proberly on ac
count of the stuff they put on the
box, and Jest then Sid Hunt came
erround the corner carrying a empty
potato baskit, his fox terrier Teddy
running after him, Sid saying, Hay
fellows, I jest tawt Teddy to do a
peech of a trick with this baskit.
Lets see him, make him do it, we
all sed. ,
No sir, you got to pay admission
for this trick, its a , grate trick, wat
will give me if I show you? sed
Sid. -
Wlch we all olooked in our pockits
to see ,wt we had. . Pud Simkins
giving him a. spring and 6 little wheels
out of a watch, Leroy Shooster giving
him 7 seegar bands, Sam Cross giving
him a little red wite and bloo button
with a pin on it, Ed Wernick giving
him a peece of chockllt which nobody
knew he had, and me giving him a
hunk of stone wich looked as if it
had came out of a gold mine, but did
ent. Sid putting the peece of chock
lit in his mouth and the rest in his
pockit, saying Heer, Teddy, do you
wonderful trick.
And he took a hold of Teddy by
the coller and stuck him under the
potato baskit and sat on it, Teddy
barking like enything and trying to
get out, Sid saying, Now Teddy, wen I
count 3 I wunt you to nock the baskit
over and come out, 1, 2, 3.
Wich as soon as he sed 3 he quick
jumped up ' and Teddy nocked the
baskit over on account of Sid not set
ting on it eny more, and came out.
Everybody saying it , was a heck of a
trick, but Sid woodent give back eny
of the prices of admission.
CHOIR BOYS ASK
FOR SALARIES IN
WAR SECURITIES
ROOSEVELT IN
SPEECH BOOSTS
THRIFT STAMPS
Russell R. Graham, 30 years old, of
Waterbury, met Instant death yester
day n' Fairfield ' between the station
at Fairfield- and that of South port
when he fell or. threw himself from a
moving passenger train In the path of
the Bay State express. His body was
horribly mangled. Graham was rid
ing on an accommodation train west
bound. No ;one on the train upon
which he was riding knew of the ac
cident until it reached New York, The
engineer of the' Bay State express' said '
he saw the man's body fall in front
of his rain but too late to make
any effort to stop. Graham was a
brakeman In the employ of the rail
road, but was not on duty and not in
uniform. The body was taken to Fa
ble's undertaking parlors In Westport
after it had been viewed by Medical
Examiner Dr. W. H. Donaldson.
Coroner J. J. Phelan has commenc
ed an investigation of the accident.
- Cincinnati, Dec. 15 In a war time
speech at a: patriotic meeting here
last night, former President Theodore
Roosevelt made an urgent appeal for
the purchase of thrift ' stamps and
war certificates, as well as for the
Red Cross.
"Germany has said that the money
ed people of America were backing
this war," said Mr. Roosevelt. "Let
every man, woman and child of us
get into this thrift stamp buying
habit, and throw this statement back
into the faces of the Teutons, by let
ting them, know that every , man,
woman and child in America is back
of this war."
Hartford, Conn., Dec. 15 Boys of
the male choir at St. John's church.
Hartford, have petitioned the church
choirmaster asking that they be giv
en their monthly salaries in thrift
stamps, instead of the usual cash. This
unusual request was presented to the
musical director of St. John's parish
by the boys themselves after a short
conference in which several of the
older choristers riiade patriotic ap
peals, which were warmly seconded by
the younger members. A vote was
then taken and the action was unanimous.-
The church authorities are willing
to pay the choristers in this fashion,
and ipuch favorable comment has
been heard in praise of the patriotic
stand the little fellows have . taken.
There are 21 boys in St.- John's choir,
all from 10 to 15 years of aee. Th
amount of money which 'will thus be
turned over to the government for
war purposes will reach respectable
figures each month.
ANNIVERSARY OF
EIFFEL, BUILDER
OF THE TOWER
ELDERLY WOMAN
IS BURNED TO
DEATH IN HOME
Danbury, Dec. 16 Mrs. Jennie B.
Townsend, 75 years old, was burned
to death this morning in the kitchen
of her home on Balmforth avenue,
this city. While she was preparing
breakfast-, Iter dress came into con
tact with an oil stove. Her grandson,
Frank Wooteono, made a desperate
effort to save her but the frightened
women threw off blankets with which
he tried to smother, the flames. Parts
of Mrs. Townsend's body were burned
to a cr'-r. Theflre aepartment saved
the house.
HOLLY XMAS TREES
V WREATHS
JOHN RECK & SON
The most famous tower since that
of Baibel is the EiifTel Tower in Paris,
a monument to the engineering gen
ius of Gustave Eiffel, who was born
at Dijon, France, 85 years ago today.
Among many other important en
gineering works, Eiffel built the huge
framework of. the Statue of Liberty
Which now stands in New York har
bor, and it was this that gave him
the germ of" the ideas which :he
worked out in the gigantic iron tower
jon the Champ do. Mars in Paris,
j which was hailed as one of the great
wonders of the modern world, and
! which made Eiffel's name a house
hold word the world over.
ThA tower was ibuilt as one of the
features of the Paris exposition of
1889. The work was commenced in
jl887 anld was rushed to completion
i within the specified time. The struc
ture, which rises to the height of 1,000
feet, was built of iron lattice-work,
and 7,300 tons of metal were used in
its construction. Three sets of ele
vators carry the people to the top,
where the structure is capped by an
Immense lantern. The cost of the
tower was over a million dollars, the
French government contributing $292,
000. Eiffel maJde a fortune out of the
20 years' lease given him. Many uses
have been developed for- the Eiffel
Tower. At the present time it is per
haps the most important wireless sta
tion in Europe. Its importance from
a meteorological point of view can
scarcely be overestimated. It has en
abled the weather experts to observe
the variation of winds, to study the
decrease of temperature at different
heights, to find out the quantity of
rain that falls at different heights,
and the density of the clouds. It is
largely due to the Eiffel Tower that
the French weather service is con
sidered the best In the world.
The Eiffel Tower's nearest rival In
height is the Woolworth building in
New York, which is 865 feet in height.
Buenos Ayres, the South American
metropolis, has for a long time been
planning the erection of a tower to
suspass the Eiffel Tower in height
and in cost. As the pioneer among
modern tower builders, M. Eiffel has
gained an imperishable name.
A STRAY YELLOW DOG.
E.P
INKHAM3
COMPOUND
&. greatest reiosdij
LYDIA CPINKMAM MEDICINE CO. LYNN. MASS.
"JUST WHAT YOU WANT"
is our welcome to, christmas buyers. come and be
; pleased ;
Bibles, Leather Goods Tourists' Cases, Manicure Sts, Catholic Prayer Books, Jewel
Boxes, Music. Rolls, Address Books, Holiday Pencil Sets, Fancy Novelties, Camera Al
bums, BrassvGoods, Desk-Sets, Brass Book Racks, Guest Books, Ash Trays, Motor Trip
Albums, Toy Books, Cards. Tags and Seals, Fancy Calendars and Calendar Pads, Games,
Military Mirrors, Diaries, Dolls, Writing Paper in Attractive Boxs, Cigar Cass, Autograph
. Albums, Paper Dolls,' Decorated Crpe Paper, Lunch Sets and Napkins, Telephone In
dexes, Ink Stands, Prayer Books and Hymnals and a splendid assortment of Christmas
Cards-and Booklets. -
f ; fpOST OFFICE NEWS STORE
, li Post Of f ice JLrcade, vOnly $ &er$ .distance frogi Main Street.
He. was a vagrant and marauder in
the vicinity. Only a yellow dog that
nobody owned.
You have seen the type everybody
has. Legitimate prey of the small
boy, object of scorn of all adult hu
manity, ranking lower In the scale of
life than the tuberculosis bacillus and
the vermiform appendix, the stray
yellow dog has always been In a class
by himself, and always at the foot of
his class.
This particular stray yellow dog was
but a type of uncounted thousands.
Every town knows him. Every boy
shlea stones at him and ties cans to
his tall and sends him skally-hooting
out of the neighborhood. It is at the
expense of the stray yellow dog that
the modern boy gives vent to the sav
age that is in him , and goes unreprov
ed. '
Well, the other day a boy coaxed
this stray dog to him and . patted
his head to gain his confidence.
But only long enough to- tie a tin
can to his tail.
Now, this dog was familiar, with
cans, and quietly sat down, facing the
boy with a look of sadness and re
proach. Then the boy kicked the dog and
started him off. He threw some stones
after him to set him going. But the
dog when he had got beyond the
reach of the stones sat down again
and resumed his speechless re
p roaches. .'He liked that patting on
the head. . He longed for compan
ionship and sympathy.
The boy went to play on a raft in
a pond, and when he fell off the raft,
as, of course, all bad little boys do, he
came within a breath of drowning. No
human help was near, and his plight
was desperate. He was going down
for the third time, and vaguely
grasping about him for the traditional
straw, when his hands caught a mass
of shaggy hair.
The last thing the boy remembered
was his hanging on for dear life, and
when his senses came back he was
lying upon the bank and the stray
yellow dog was licking his face and
whimpering with Joy.
A stray yellow dog with a tin can
tied to his tail can sometimes l.tach
the highly superior human being a
lesson. The Christian Herald. -
AMUSEMENTS
KRONSTADTERS TYPICAL
OF UNTRAINED RUSSIA.
Kronstadt is the island in the Baltic
where all the secrets of the Czar's
fleet were locked up under the old
regime. . It will be remembered as
the seat of a little revolution of its
own, after which its citizens declared
independence from the Provisional
government. In ' Everybody's -foT
soiBtoeiy ftSUlam O, ehapbepd, wiw
Greatesi of All
PHOTOPLAYS
hi r
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THEATRE
THE
GREAT
MAG
Dec. 17, 18, 19
REGULAR PRICES
3 SHOWS DAILY
17 SUPER
. JJ MAN
IN THE SMASHING SEVEN PART SCREEN SPECTACLE
"irHE WARRIOR"
FEATURING THE STAR STRONG MAN OF "CABIRIA" IN A STORY OP
ACTUAL DEEDS ON THE ITALIAN BATTLE FRONT. FILLED WITH
HERCULANEAN THRILLS NEVER BEFORE BELIEVED POSSIBLE.
PASSED BY NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW AND BRIDGEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT
EVENING
SUNDAY
BIG BENEFIT PHOTO CONCERT
FOR TUBERCULOSIS RELIEF SOCIETY
TWO FULL PERFORMANCES 6 P. .M., 8 P. M.
11 STARS
12 ACTS
M U SI C
I THE HOME-OF FIRST RUN i WJJL. HF
ARTCRAFT AND PARA- g fl H
to-day
Paramount Feature
GEORGE
BEBAN
IN ,
"Lost In Transit"
Everybody Like a Good Drama
tie Tale and This Is An Unusual
One. Beban Is Greater in This
Feature Play Than in "An
Alien."
To-morrow Eve.
PARAMOUNT PLA
"The Judgement
House"
The First of the J. Stuart
Blackston Paramount Plays
.THE
WINDUP!!
To-night Will See the
Close of
CARPENTERS'.
CARMVAL
AT
EAGLES' HALL
Special Attractions For
the Closing Night
DON'T MISS IT
ADMISSION 15c
NEXT WEEK NEXT WEEK
A Play of Thrills, Romance, Laughter
and Mystery
THE OTHER WIFE
By Carl Mason
A Play With a Terrific Punch
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ADVANCED
DANCING CLASSES
. WEDNESDAY EVENINGS
to 12 o'clock
FRIDAY EVENINGS
n to 12 o'clock '
private Lessons Afternoon Evening
Quilty's scnooi or uancing
managed to get into Kronstadt when
the island was in a state of anarchy,
gives us a picture of conditions as he
saw them.
The mad Kronstadters are believ
ers in force. And the matter with
them is the matter with all the rest
of Russia. The Kronstadters are
typical .of an untrained democracy.
Their motto is one that may rend
Russia, It is government of few of
the people by few of the people for
few of the people. The people,' in
the Kronstadt sense, means me and
my neighbor. The people of all Rus
sia is too big an idea for even the
greatest men in Russia to compre
hend just now."
JECOW TO COOK FROZEN MEAT
" The American housewife has still
to learn what frozen meat Is and how
to buy and use it, according to Ar
mour's Magazine. This product has
long been used abroad, but in the
United States is 'sold chiefly to hotels
and Institutions. Frozen meat is a
wholesome and economical food, and
plays an important part in the pack
ing industry. Animals packed in
frozen form are carefully Inspected by
Federal inspectors, and the meat bears
the government stamp. They come
tjo the packing centers at certain sea
sonsjghen the supply is greater than
can IS consumed in the form of fresh
meat'and are therefore frozen and
held until seasons of scarcity. The
meat is more economical than fresh
goods, and when properly prepared
is savory and wholesome. Frozen ribs,
i ... 1 , . ij... Viaqib hpalna ann hnnC-
less cuts, as well as frozen poultry
should be purchased frozen and care
fully thawed out in the home refrig
erator, being cooked as soon as thaw
ed. Frozen cuts Bhould be seared or
browned in hot lard or vegetable fat
before cooking, as this seals the meat
cells, keeping in the juice and flavor.
Retail butchers can do much to edu
cate housewives in these matters;
CHINA BUYS DOCKS
Amoy, China, Dee, 15. The -Amoy
dry dooka have been purchased by the
Chinese government. Negotiations
had been pending for the sale of the
property to the Japanese, - but there
was such a storm of protest that the
Chinese government decided te buy
the docks, "
A Hummer of a Show For Thurs., Friday, Saturday
5 Novelty Girls
A QUINTETTE OF CHARMING ENTERTAINERS IN
A SINGING AND DANCING EXTRAVAGANZA
!" - 1
Al and Eka REPORTED AS
Ji diiu ra&d, TEE WEEKS BIG-
Newell MostxTVmIS
Corbett, Sheppard
and Johnson
A COMEDY SINGING OFFERING
GREAT
JOHNSON
AERIAL CONTORTIONIST
Earle Williams
IN THE DETECTIVE DRAMA
THE GRELL MYSTERYl
KEYSTONE
KOMEDY
H
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0
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THE THEATRE OF SUPERIOR PROGRAMS
TO-DAY
FOX SPECIAL FEATURE
GLORIOUS '
Virginia Pearson
IN
"THE WRATH OF LOVE"
A DRAMA OF RARE BEAUTY AXI APPEAL
SUNDAY EVENING
EMILY STEVENS
IN
"THE SLACKER"
TO-NIGHT
Jack Singer Presents His Famous
BEtiMAN SHOW
WITH HARRY LANG AND
DAINTY MARIE SPARROW
And Introducing the Famous
Broadway Choras.
NOTE Every male member of the
Behman Show organization has
fulfilled all obligations in respect to
military service. )
(ten Wast Ada. Oae Cent Weed
ELITE THEATRE-
2314 MAIN STREET
TO-NIGHT 7:00
Carlyle Blackwell
AND
June Elvidge
IN
"The Price of Pride"
6 CT BRADY
MOLLIE KING
"The Seven Pearls"
TO-MORROW
TULIAN ELTINGF
'The Countess CharInils:,
AJDYKRTI&H BT TBS FA5tST3
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