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v. '**•7 V ém fc Dominick Simply Could Not Give Up Uniform S T. LODI8.—If Provo« Marshal Crowder had visited the children'» court the other day when Dominick Osleno wn> called to the hnr of Juatlce to onawer to a charge of masquerading In khaki the draft age might shortly be dropped to fifteen. Dominick la fifteen, and hla age and bl» long leg», that lift him Juni Ö feet H InchcH above the ground, have * got him Into trouble. M Immlplck live» at 4fl7 Harman /" »Ireet with hla I tarent» and three amall g •later«. For a long tine he ha» felt •ul of place everywhere, ilia leg» hugfiOAft were ao elongated that be had to fold y*WW them over the top of the deak In school, where he woe the bolt of rldl mle by older and amaller hoy». Thu goading became ao pronounced that Dominick's parent» withdrew him from »chool two year» ago and placed bin In business When war came Itomlnlck Informed hl» parent« he wonld enllat. They would not bear of It. So leal July, after taking an active part In the célébra* tin© of the Fourth, Itorolnlek enllated In the atate guard. He »aid he waa eight* eeo. and might safely have enld twenty-eight. for • wbll« he only dfd duty at the armory, drilling and the routine work of the rookie. Toward the latter part of the month he wn» ordered to do guard duly «patate. He we» given re»l cartridge». Two day» punned watching for Oerman agent» ; then he w«» called Into the tent of hl» captain and Informed that he waa discharged. He went home to learn that hl» parent» had had him removed from the aerrice. Then Dominick waa arrested for parading In the uniform. Magistrate Heynold» beard the caae and held the hoy for trial at special sessions. No proof of the hoy'» age was before the court. Later, at spécial aeaalon», hla age was determined and the case w»s transferred to the chlldren'a court. Juatlce Wilkin seemed Inclined to deal severely with the boy. He »aid: "If I find that thl» boy deliberately paraded about In uniform I shall »end him to the house of refuge. I am ■ stickler for respect for the uniform and this boy showed no respect when he refused to return the uniform to the state and continued to wear It without the right." m tM CMC* a / c Boy's Sense of Chivalry Wouldn't Let Him "Squeal ii BÜR la the story of • war worker, you usually mean "girl," hut nut this time. When you see that term "war worker" The |ihrune means just oue Washington boy, a young fellow who got hlmaelf n Job for the summer In one of the newly established wartime bu »Mh ffu' jOfl W4U1.D ' remis. He I» a bright, ambition» boy, i^BIMAWS A ,h " UK,lt ,(!Ht he might hn well be i nr ro helping Uncle Snm and earning a llt 1 lie money at tbb same time aa "plny *» * '* " ' lug" all summer long like the thought less bulterlly you study about In school. H & The way the story comes to me, he had not been on the job long until one day a packet of letter» was miss ing. The letters had been Intended for a filing case, and now they were gone. A man was working on the file« while the hoy happened to be In the room. After search had been made for the letter», with no results, the boy was railed In by the chief and naked If he had eeen the letter». He replied that be hud not. as he hud not. The next day the boy was dismissed. "If you did not fake the letter», son—and I know you didn't." his father «aid to him. "Well. If «as like lids, dad," the boy replied, for Ihe summer, and that man has a steady Job. for me to lose the Job, hut I gucs* it would mesa a whole lot for him to have tost Ida. Hie——" And the father Is proud of his son, and you can't blame him, although you may think that the boy made a big mistake la so calmly allowing himself to he "fired'' wtihui» protest. why didn't you fell Ihe chief about the man being In the room7" "I only wanted to work It doesn't mean very much Wounded Soldiers Want Help, Not Sympathy D O VOT lavish loo much sympathy upon the convalescent soldier back from France, warns Major Baldwin, chief of the educational service, In a étale ment explaining the reconstruction work done at Walter Rqed hospital "A great many persons have un consciously tried to spoil these men by misdirected sympathy," said Major Baldwin, "That la why there are cer tain restriction» In regard to vlaUore «I the hoapttal. "The patient Is not ■ child, neither Is he a »ick mao, but a new type of man that baa met with a physical dis ability, with the accompanying mental ■hocks He must he returned to society •t a normal ntataber. "The Important problem la to help him to develop the proper mental attitude toward hla disability, his future outlook and toward others, or he permanently become» a dependent or a derelict." The reconstruction work at Walter Heed hospital, which ha» assumed | such national Importance, and which Is becoming a demonstration and training , •ctool fur other hospital«, began In a small way, with a few Instructors and I ■ limited number of returned soldiers. There are at present under construction four large shop buildings—one ! for lathes and heavy machine work, another for electrical work. Including i telegraphy and radio; another for woodwork. Including cabinet making and! carpentry, sod the other for printing, photography and classes In drafting. ! There la also a two-atory school building near completion, which will be used for academic »object». More than 7UÜ mea are at present pursuing courses i la 90 different lines of activity. WALTE« REED HOSPITAL Not All Soldiers Seem Inclined to "Talk Shop" O NE haa little trouble starting a conversation with soldier boys, and every one ; of them talks mighty lutereettngly about everything except the war—If one will permit them. For Instance. I ran into a husky »ergeunt who wanted to talk about babies. He said that be knew babies had a good deal sense than folks gave them credit for. As proof of this he declared that his brother-ln-iaw, whom, of course, 1 never had heard of before, and don't know now, had a two-year-old lad who eras just as smart as anybody when the soldiers went Into the more than a year ago, the baby bid him good-by, and Ihe other day. when the ooidler came back, that baby knew hlm rtgfat away, did you ever notice how more TMiowra* won»*— IWflfir THAT WT M*w m* went Ye«, sir. a rmy. L away — J 'T, As to the war—«ay, cross a kid la %hen It la cutting its teeth, and do you ■«oppose those Germans who killed babies ever were human being« He reckoned not, and for that reason he was dead anxious to get across and do his hit by knocking the daylights out of some of those baby killer« None the less Interesting Is the fellow who baa tried to get Into the army and failed. I met one of these, too. Ha told me that he had been pdt Into class 8. and showed me hla card. too. He found, however, that If he loafed around the depot he could meet a lot of men who bad seen actual service or whe were on their way to the trenches, who had a great many Interesting things to tell him. ▲■d not the least Interesting of everything one sees about the station are the girl war worker« whe coma, with «ailing Up« to "do their Ut" They •Mlle. I any, which stows (hat they arrive wtthoot knowing the «mat prices ■*-nod hoard. NEW TELEPHONE TOLL RATES Effective January 21,1919, as Announced on December 13, 1918, by the Postmaster General, Washington, D. C. A new method of computing charges on telephone toll calls (to points outside the local service area) under which all toll rates throughout the United Statefe are placed on a standard basis, becomes effective 12:01 a. m. January 21, 1919. A brief description of this new method and of its application to the several classes of service, is given herewith. 'STATION TO STATION" RATE MESSENGER" CALLS When a call is made on a basis and a 'person to person' messenger is required to secure attendance of the designated person at a public pay station at the distant point, the senger call" rate applies. When a person makes a toll call without specifying that con versation is desired with a particular person, and the connec tion is established and conversation held, the "station to station" rate applies. 'mes- * This rate is determined by the air-line distance between toll points and is computed on the basis of 6c for each six miles, up to twenty-four miles, and 6c for each eight miles beyond that distance. This rate is the same as the "appointment rate" for the same distance, plus any charge for messenger service. The "mesenger call" rate is computed on the day rate between the points involved, whether the call is made during the day or night, and the minimum charge is 25c. "Station to station" calls should be made by number wherever Telephone Directory information is available, formation is not available at the calling telephone, such calls may be made by giving the toll operator the name and address of the subscriber at the telephone called. Where this in Messenger charges incurred are to be paid even if desired conversation is not held. "Report charges" apply under the same general conditions as specified for "person to person" calls. PERSON TO PERSON" RATE When a person makes a toll call, specifying that conversation is desired with a particular person and the connection is estab lished and conversation held with that person, the "person to person" rate applies. STANDARD TOLL NIGHT RATES The following reduced rates for night service on a "station to station" basis only are effective 12:01 a. m. January 21, 1919. 8:30 p. m. to 12:00 midnight— As this service require a greater amount of operating effort, the rate for such calls is about one-fourth greater than the "station to station" rate. About one-half of the "atatioa to station" day rate. 12:00 midnight to 4:30 a. m.— About one-quarter of the "sta- • tion to station" day rate. rate is computed on the day rate This "person to person 1 between the points involved, whether the call is made during the day or during the night, and the minimnm charge is 20c. call is accepted where the "station to No "person to person' station" rate is less than 16c. For the purpose of applying night rates, the time of day at the point at which a "station to station" message originates is used. The minimum night rate is 26c. Day rates apply on calls made at night when the "station to station" charge is less than the minimum night rate. 'REPORT CHARGE' 'person to person" call is made and the particular person desired ia not in or will not talk, or when an exact telephone address of the particular person desired has not been given and he cannot be reached at a telephone within one hour a "report charge" applies. When a 'COLLECT CALLS' "Collect calls" are dhlls for which the charges are reversed; that is, are to be collected from the subscriber at the distant station at which the call is completed. Such a charge applies if the calling party is absent when the connection is completed within one hour, or if he refuses to talk. This charge is to cover compensation for the operating work performed and is usually about one-fourth of the "station to station" rate. l Such "collect calls or reversed charges are allowed only in person to person" calls. connnection with I In any case where a "report charge" applies, the minimum charge is 10c and the maximum $2.00. EXAMPLES SHOWING HOW METHOD IS APPLIED "APPOINTMENT* RATE Assuming the air-line distance between toll points to be than 144 miles, but not more than 152 miles, the following initial period rates for service under the various classes offered would apply: more When the calling party in placing his call appoints a definite specified time at which he will talk on a "person to person" basis and the conversation is held at the specified time, the "appointment" rate applies. "Station to station" rate... » ... Completed "person to person" rate. Completed "appointment" rate.... Completed "messenger call" rate... Plus messenger charges. Report charge ._... Rate between 8:30 p. m. and 12:00 midnight, "station to station" service only..... Rate between 12:00 midnight and 4:30 a. m., "station to station" service only. » 1.00 The "appointment" rate is usually about one-half greater than the "station to station" rate. 1.26 1.50 The "appointment" rate is computed on the day rate between the points involved, whether the call is made during the day during the night, and the minimum charge is 26c. No appointment cal! is accepted where the "station to station rata is less than 15e. 1,60 or . 2 * 60 "Report charges" apply under the same general conditions as specified for "person to person" calls. . * The Mountain Stales Telephone and Telegraph Co.