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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
(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
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.
(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
(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
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
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-
(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.
(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
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
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
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
This photograph, taken In the region
1i i mil II IfT
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
Museum in an Ancient Mill.
Rosiyn, L. I., is to have a public mu
seum in a grist mill 300 years old, on
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.
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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.
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