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MEADE COUNTY NEWS, MEADE. KANSAS.
WAY OF DRAFT EXEMPTION NO EASY WAY Provost Marshal General Makes Public Steps to Be Taken by All Registered Men Claims for Exemption Must Be Made in Person.! Washington. Persons subject to ex emption, either because of physical disability or Included In the president's proclamation of those who are auto matically to be released from the draft, must themselves establish their claims. Some fine distinctions, too, are drawn In setting forth a valid claim. The rules given out by the war de partment follow: 1. LOCAL BOARDS In every coun ty In the United States and for every city of over 30,000 there are one or more local exemption boards. Each of such boards Is In charge of the regis tration cards of persons registered In the area, over which the board has Jurisdiction, and lias Jurisdiction of all claims for exemption, except those based on Industrial grounds. FIND OUT WHAT HOARD HAS YOUK CARD AND WIIERK THE OFFICE OF THAT BOARD IS. 2. DISTRICT BOARDS In every federal Judicial district there are one or more district boards, having appel late Jurisdiction over a number of local boards and having original Juris diction of claims for exemption on In dustrial grounds. IF YOU INTEND TO MAKE A CLAIM ON INDUS TRIAL GROUNDS, INCLUDING AG RICULTURE, LEARN WHAT DIS TRICT BOARD TO APPLY TO. Meaning of Numbers. 3. RED INK SERIAL NUMBERS Every board has numbered the cards. In its Jurisdiction with red ink In a scries running from 1 to the number representing the totnl number of cards In Its Jurisdiction. Lists show ing the names of persons In the Juris diction of each board and the red Ink number of each are open to Inspection at the nlllce of each board. INSPECT THE LIST AND INFORM YOUR SELF OF YOUR RED INK SERIAL NUMBER. 4. ORDER OF LIABILITY These red Ink numbers are to be drawn by lot to determine the. order In which registered persons are to be called by Iho various local boards. As soon as the drawing Is complete lists showing the order In which these red Ink num bers are drawn will be published In the press, and will be posted at the offlce of each local board. GO TO YOUR LOCAL BOARD AND FIND OUT THE ORDER IN WHICH YOU STAND FOR CALL. 5. As soon as quotas are assigned to each state nnd each board, each board will call upon persons whose cards are In Its Jurisdiction Instructing them to present themselves for examination.. This call will be posted at the office, of ( the local boqrd and the papers' will be requested to print it. .'A notice will also be mailed to you, but the posting of the list at the ofllce of the board will be deemed sufficient notice to charge you with the duty of present ing yourself. The law therefore makes It your duty to Inform yourself when you nre called. 6. Physical examination you must report for physical examination , on the dny named in your call. If you are found physically disquali fied the board will give you a certifi cate which will explain to you what your further duties are. If you are found physically qualified and file a claim for exemption within seven days after your call you will be given ten days after filing your claim of exemption to file proof In support of your claim of exemption. See (VII) below. Watch for Your Name. : If you are found physically quali fied and file no claim for exemption, or If you do not appear for physical examination, your name will be posted to the district board as one who was called for military service and was not exempted or discharged. On the eighth day after call, or wltlUn two days thereafter, copies of the list, of persons so posted to the district boards will be given to the press with a re quest for publication, will be posted In a place at the otllce of the local board accessible to the public view, and notice will be mailed to you nt the address on your registration card. THEREFORE WATCH THE NO TICES POSTED IN THE OFFICE OF THE BOARD ABOUT TEN DAYS AF TER THE DAY YOU WERE CALLED AND MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE PROMPT RECEIPT OF MAIL. 7. EXEMPTION OR DISCHARGE. No claim or discharge on account of the Industry In which you are engaged can be decided by h local board. (See Par. XV, below.) WHETHER YOU FILE A. CLAIM OF EXEMPTION OR NOT, YOU MUST PRESENT YOURSELF FOR PHYSICAL EXAMINATION ON THE DAY NAMED IN THE NOTICE. From the day notice that you are called Is mailed and posted you have seven days in which you may file a claim of exemption or discharge. The form for filing this claim Is simple. If yon wish to file such a claim Go to the board and get Form' 110 for exemption or Form 121 for dls- WAGING WAR ON FIELD MICE Australians Forced to Build Fences of Iron About Wheat Awaiting Shipment at Ports. " i The wheat harvest In Australia for the present season of 1010-17 Is the largest on record. One result of such fnvorahle conditions is that the Euro pean field mice in this colony have In creased to such an' extent that they pro doing enormous damage through put the states of New South Wul, charge. If the board has not the print ed forms ask to consult the form pamphlet and copy the form shown there. Fill out the proper form and file It with the board. Do this within seven days of the posting and mailing of notice to you to present yourself. The following are the only grounds for exemption : That you are fin nfflrrr, leajnlatlve, executive or Judicial of the United Stilt, a ntnte or territory, or the Din tiiet of Columbia. That you are a reKulfir or duly or dolned mlnlater of rrllRlnn. That you were on May IS, 1017, a tudrnt preparing for the ministry In any recognized theological or divinity achool. That you are In the military or naval aervlce of the tailed State. That you are a ubject of Germany, whether you have taken out papera or not. That you are a realdent alien who haa not taken out flrot papera. In addition to. claims for exemption claims for discharge may bo mude on any of the following grounds, which are the only grounds for discharge by h local board : That you are a county or municipal officer. That you are a cuatoni-houae clerk. That you are employed by the United Statea In the trniiinllon of mulla. , , That you are an artificer or work man employed In an armory, araraal or navy yard of the United Statea. That you nre employed In the aervfee of the United Statea (under certain conditional. See paragraph (e) of aec tloa 20, HeKulatlona. Thnt you nre a llcenaed pilot rearu Inrly employed In the purault of your vocation. Thut you are a mariner actually em ployed in the ea aervlce of any cittern or merrhnnt within the United Stutea. Thnt you are a married man with a wife or child dependent on you for aup port. ' That you have aaced, or Infirm parenta dependent upon your labor for aupport. That you have a widowed mother de pendent on your labor for aupport. Tbnt you are the father of a niolher leaa child under alxteen dependent upon your labor for aupport. That you are a brother of an orphan child or children under alxteen depen dent on your labor for aupport. That you nre a member of any well recoanlxed rrllRloua aect or oranln tlnn orsanlxed nd exlatent May 17, 11(17, and whoae then exiatlnK creed or principle forbade Ita uiembrra to par ticipate In war In any form and whoxe religion convlctlona are asainat war or participation therein In accordance with the creed or principle of aald rell g;lou orvanlaatlon. Thrae are the only around for ex emption or dlHchnrse by a local board. Another peron can file a claim .la your behalf, but mut ne different form In flllng the claim. 8. Proof .of claims Your claim of exemption, or discharge must be filed within seven days of the day on which notice to you thnt you are called was poste() and mailed. But after you have filed your claim for exemption or discharge you have ten days within which .to file proof.! The method of proving claims Is very simple, hut It Is rather exact. If you follow the rules given below you will have done what Is required of you ! , (a) Go to the local bonrd and con sult the regulations to find out the form number of the affidavits that you must submit for your particular claim. (b) Ask the tinned for the blank af fidavits that are necessary In present ing your proof; if the board has not fhe forms, ask to consult the pamphlet of forms. (c) Have the alliitnvits properly ac complished and return them to the board within tlr time limit nsslgned you ten iuys from the tiling of your claim. ' Remember : (a) You must submit your proof in the prescribed form and the board has no authority to exempt or discharge you unless you submit all the a Ill davits required by regulations, (b) There will be no argument he fore the board and no proof other than the prescribed affidavits, unless the board calls for other proof, which It will do In only u limited number of cases. 9. WHEN CLAIMS ARE DECIDED Every claim for discharge or exemp tion will be decided by the local hoard within three days after your affidavits have been filed. 10. CERTIFICATES OF EXEMP TION OR DISCHARGE If your claim Is allowed, a certificate of exemption or discharge will be Issued to you. Remember : (a) This certificate may be recalled at any time. (h) If It Is temporary or conditional It becomes of no effect when the time or the condition named is fulfilled. (c) You have been drawn for mili tary service and when the condition that hus postponed your posting to the colors ceuses you may be recalled at any time. (d) Remember that your ease may still be appealed to the district board by the government, and on this ap peal your certificate may be with drawn nt once. When so withdrawn you stand precisely as though you hud Victoria and South Austrnlla, says the Scientific American. Their attacks ipon the wheat lying stacked in bags awaiting shipment alone threaten loss to- the extent of millions of dolars. To save this wheat all the stacks nre belug surrounded 'With mouse-proof fences of galvanized Iron with open ings left every 16 feet, in which are placed kerosene tins, sunk In the ground with six inches' of water In the bottom. The mice already in the stacks when this miniature fortifica tion is put la ylace must go out for been selected for military service by the ipeal board. 1f. ADVERSE DECISIONS ON CLAIM If your claim Is dlsollowed by the local board your name will be certified and sent by the local board to the district board as one who hus been called for military service and not exempted or discharged. Within two days thereafter, if practicable, a list of those so certified to the district board will be given to the press with a request for publication, will be posted In the offices of the local board ac cessible to the public view, and notice will be mulled to the address on the registration card. Therefore, If you have filed a claim for exemption and proof In support thereof watch the notices In the ofllce of the local board, beginning about five days after you have filed your proof, to see what disposition was made of your case nnd make arrange ments for the prompt receipt of mull. Carrying Up Appeals. 12. HOW TO CLAIM APPEALS TO DISTRICT BOARDS Claims of ap peal may be made by n person within ten days after the day when notice has been posted nnd mailed that such per son's name has been certified to the district board as one who has been called for service and not exempted or discharged. Therefore if you' desire to appeal (n) Go to the local board and get or copy form 153 of 154 for filing your claim of appeal. (b) Get or copy also form 151 or 152 for notifying the district board of ap- peal. (c) File your claim of appeal (153 or 154) with the local board. (d) Send your notice of appeal (form 151 or 152) to the district board. (e) Do this within ten days from the day when notice that your name was certified to the district board was posted nnd mailed. Remember : (a) You can only appeal the final order of the board exempting or dis charging or refusing to exempt or dis charge you, You cannot appeal other orders or actions of the local board. 13. PROVING YOUR APPEAL You have five days nfter the district hoard receives your notice that you have filed a claim of appeal In which to file evidence additional to that filed by you in the local board, but all such evidence must consist of affidavits. Reception of Decisions. 14. DECISIONS ON APPEAL The decision on your appeal must be made within five days of the closing of proof, and you will be notified by mull of the action of the board on your appeal. 15. CLAIMS FOR DISCHARGE ON INDUSTRIAL GROUNDS Only the district board can receive claims for discharge on the ground that they are engaged In Industry, Including agricul ture, found to be necessary to the maintenance' of the military establish ment; -"tin?' effective operation of the military forces, or the maintenance of national Interest during the emer gency. ' : 1 ' - If you. desire to file snl'h a claim: (a) (Vt a copy at the local' or dls- trLat, board of form 1GI or lGln. . (b) Fill the form out properly.' (c) . -File It with the district board within five days after the mailing nnd pdsting of notice that your name has been certified from the local board to the district board. See section 44, reg ulations. 16. PROOF IN SUPPORT OF IN DUSTRIAL CLAIM--Only nflldavlts pan be used in filing proof before the Industrial board of a claim for exemp tion oh Industrial grounds. AH such affidavits must be filed within five days after the filing of the claim. 17. DECISIONS ON INDUSTRIAL CLAIM Within five days nfter the closing of proof In any Industrial claim the district board must decide the claim. If the decision of the district board Is in favor of the claim the board will issue a certtflcnte of discharge. If the decision is against the claim the dis trict boards will so notify you. 18. APPEALS TO THE PRESI DENT Only decisions of district bonrds on industrial claims for dis charge can be appealed. If you desire to appeal the decision of the district boards to the president, you may do so within seven days of the date of mailing to you of the de cision of the district board. To per fect your appeal : (a) Get or copy from the district or local board Form 103. (!) Fill out the form nnd file It with the district bonrd. (c) Do this within seven days after the mnlllng of notice to you of the de cision of the district bonrd In your ense. 19. HOW YOU WILL BE NOTI FIED As soon as your ense is finally disposed of, the adjutant general of your state will notify you by mall that you have been selected for mili tary service. Your local boards will post a list of all persons selected for military service In a place nt the offic of the local boards accessible to public view. Notice that yon have been aelected for military aervlee will not aeceaaarlly order you Into aervlce. The notice to report for military aerv lce will come when the covernment la ready to receive you. water, and whep. they try to do so they fall Into the tins. At one coun try railroad station nearly 10,000 mice were caught In this way In n single night. The experiment of driving the pests out of a stack by using the fumes of carbon bisulfide has also been tried with 'some' success.' In some districts the mice ore dying In large numbers from skin diseases. Cleanliness may be next to godli ness, but It takes a lot of advertising to Bell soap, nevertheless. V' Pik nirni v ) -4 . S3.. '&w ut& I v 1 French troops occupy old German shelters which they captured on the pianist nnd composer. In his new .uniform ns a saxophone player In the band had been receiving $1,000 a performance, and now his pay Is $30 n month. 3 being drilled In the use of the bayonet. 4 Gen. Chang Hsuu, who made a vain In Chlnn. JTT This photograph, taken In the region FLANDERS TRENCHES 1i i mil II IfT J One of the trenches In West Flanders from wnlch the Germans recently drove the British. KEEPING BRITISH TROOPS HEALTHY La n l .a JJw? rn ilN VfSr N Some o the incinerators established by the British along their lines in France and Belgium for the burning of all rubbish. City of Vicissitudes. The history of Freiberg goes back to the latter part of the eleventh century. It Is supposed to have been founded by one of the dukes of Zabrlngen, In whose possession It remained until the first quarter of the thirteenth century, when the line became extinct nnd It fell Into the hands of the Urach family, from whom the Frelburgers, after try ing in vain to rid themselves by force, finally purchased their freedom for 20,000 silver marks. No sooner had they succeeded, in throwing off the yoke of the old master, however, than they became Involved with a new one, for they .were unable to settle with the creditor who had advanced the purchase price of their freedom. The city then passed into the hands of the Hapsburgs, under whose dominance it remained for more than four centuries. of Jairiluno, shows a body of Italian LOST BY THE BRITISH wVt Sif&V mar Museum in an Ancient Mill. Rosiyn, L. I., is to have a public mu seum in a grist mill 300 years old, on Hempstead harbor. Isaac Hicks, owner of the property, has placed it under the care of a board of directors. Harold Goodwin has had the old mill reconstructed nt his own expense. .. Among the curios to be seen there nre a spinning wheel that belonged to Presldeut James K. Polk, a mantel piece from Washington's headquarters at Philadelphia, a fireplace from the home of William Oullen Bryant, n modern war exhibit consisting of Ger mnn and French helmets, empty shells, rifles, gas masks and other trench trophies, and a set of auto graphs, among them those of Wash ington. Benjamin Franklin, Hamilton and General Burgpyne. - i i- Alsne front. 2 Percy Grainger, noted of the -United States Const artillery; b Members of un Officers' Reserve corps attempt to restore the Munchu empire Infantry making a charge. HIS SHOES MUST FIT Great attention Is paid to the fe and footwear of the American soldier. The photograph shows a noncommle sinnpfl nfllcer exnmlnlnir the shoes of a recruit to see that they fit properly. Franklin's Scientific Work. Benj'nmin Franklin did interesting and valuable work in the development of science, and in 1750 proposed his fa mous wire experiment which was car ried out according to his directions In France In 1752, the same year In which Franklin mode his still mora famous experiment with the kite. Franklin suggested lightning 'rods, which soon became popular In America and Europe. Eplnus, Bergman and Canton made the main discoveries ii regard to pyroelectrlclty nbout 177(1.' Henry Cnvendish (1731-1810) was th discoverer of many of the most inipoi tant facts about electricity which wer made known In the nlnetenth century by Couloub, Ohm nnd Faraday. Lulgi Galvanl, the discoverer of cur rent, or, as we call it, "galvanic" elec tricity, made his famous observation, of the twitching of a frog's legs la 1780. And in 1794 Voltn discovered the correct explanation, which led t the invention of the so-called voltaic pile and voltaic cell. This brings tha science of electricity to the nineteenth century, and to modern development. The Gulf Stream. The Gulf stream Is the great modert representative of the nature myths o Imaginative antiquity. If it had beet discovered 3,000 years ago. populai fancy would have turned it Into a sea god like the sacred river Alpheus, fa bled to flow under the Ionian sea from Ells -to Sibley, where It rose In tin blue fountain of AretliuSa. Even la this scientific age the Gulf stream hit all the charm of a legend. r- m ffi ' t ftri rfi-j j scya , fin W 1 i o