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wEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 1922.
Bureau Big Aid to Ex-Soldiers Government Is Finding Places for Disabled Men Who Have Been in School. ALL VOCATIONS REPRESENTED More Than 100,000 Are in Training Now, and Ultimately 318,000 Will Have Been Rehabilitated—Find Job to Fit Man. Washington, D. C.—A new kind of employment agency is being opened •y the government. Most offices of the •ort start out in business with a list of alluring positions and Invite jobless tnen to apply for them. The govern ment is beginning at the other end. It bus a group of well trained men on its hands and its employment agency will try to fit them into the jobs which are no doubt available about the coun try. but which are just now singularly elusive. The new agency is in the veterans’ bureau, and its efforts are to be put forth in behalf of the disabled war veterans who are being rehabilitated nnder the direction of the bureau. Although It is more than three Fears since the war ended, the peak of rehabilitation has not been reached, largely because so many of the vet erans have been taking three and four year courses. To date 16,485 men have completed their training and are employed. More than 100,000 are In training now, and ultimately 318,000 will have been re habilitated. Many of the disabled pen have not begun training. They are not yet physically able, their cases are pending, or for some other reason training has been deferred. The new agency, which calls Itself by the mouth-filling title of the Trainee-Employment Section of the Rehabilitation division of the Vet erans’ bureau, has just begun its task, it has men of practically every voca tion on its hands, from dentists and farmers to stenographers and shoe makers. The employment section has begun to establish contracts with organiza tions that are In touch with all angles of the job market. Where Men Are Needed. Employment experts of the Veterans’ bureau are making a study of the pro fessions and trades to determine which are crowded. A partial survey indi cates that training has been provided in the past in some vocations which are badly overcrowded, .while other lines in which trained personnel is needed have been overlooked. In fu ture the bureau will consider supply and demand in starting its dllsabled men on new work. A number of doctors are on the list of rehabilitated men, and these, at least, should have no difficulty in es tablishing connections, since small towns all over the country have been sailing for doctors. Considering the need for farmers, tt Is also encouraging to learn that 15,000 veterans are studying some phase of agriculture. Some of them have already found positions which they will enter on graduation. A num ber are going to teach agricultural sub lects In high schools and colleges. One man is going South America as salesman of agricultural implements. The students of farming are being urged to buy land and start in busi ness for themselves, and many are planning to do so. The men who have been studying trades are placed in union shops for practical experience. When ;hey are able to do a full day’s work they are ronsldered rehabilitated and given po rtions. A man learning a trade or business tn rehabilitated when he has a posi tion, and the government’s responsi bility toward him ends. It Is more difficult to say when an artist is re habilitated. Is he a full-fledged artist rhen he paints his first promising pic ture or when he makes his first sale? France Honors Captain Guynemer I VF&&- - - IWfn *■ I ' W<|'-'JWDmOU NATONALE . r>, 4 J 1, | ■TO .HB' tt President Poincare speaking nt the recent unveiling in the Pantheon, Paris, of a memorial plaque to Captain Guy Amer. famous aviation hero of •be war. All of the men whom the government has undertaken to have trained were unable to return to their old positions on a competitive basis with other meu. Right Men for the Jobs. Tie bureau is trying to impress on the public the fact that it need not hesitate to employ the rehabilitated men. The government Is not sending out any one-legged park gardeners. A man who was so badly injured about the face that he is at a disadvantage in meeting people Is not trained to be a traveling salesman. On the other the loss of a leg does not af tfect the work of a draftsman and a disfigured face is not a handicap to a stock breeder. The employment section is distinctly proud of the fact that so many of the bureau’s trainees have a greater earn ing capacity now than they had in their pre-war occupations. A typical case is that of a man who had been a landscape gardener on a large es tate. He lost one arm, and is now an auditor in the government service at $1,200 more a year than he was earning before the war. The Veterans’ bureau says that It is starting its employment services with men of fine caliber. A report has just come from the University Os Florida stating that the average scholarship In its lotv department is 85.5 per cent for trainees of the Veterans’ bureau, while other students averaged 79 per cent.—Frederick J. Haskin in Chicago Dally News. Bowlder Keeps Old Feud Alive Burial Lot in Durham, N. H., Has the Only Spite Monument in Existence. DISPUTE OVER WILL IS CAUSE Brother and Sister Disagree Over What Constitutes a “Suitable Mon ument"—Courts Finally Called Upon to Settle Matter. Durham, N. H. —Spite fences are not unusual, and there is the tradition of cutting off the nose to spite the face, but what is probably the only spite monument in existence stands in the little burial lot of the Joy family at Packer’s Falls in this town. The out come of years of family disagree ments and controversies, a rough stone, bearing a quotation from the will of Sarah E. (Joy) Griffiths and erected as a reproach to her memory by her brother, Samuel Joy, still stands today in the little burial Jot which has been owned by ‘he Joy fam ily since 1780, and the reason for Its existence is almost forgotten. A hand chiseled on the rough stone, which is of native New Hampshire granite and about 4 by 5 in dimensions, points to the handsome marble monu meat towering 15 feet above the ground and bearing the name of David F. and Sarah E. Griffiths. Beside the luind Is the Inscription In large capi tals: “A Suitable Monument and Fit Up the Lot." It was the manner in which this provision in the will of his sister, Sarah, was curried out that angered Samuel and caused him to take such a novel means of perpetu ating the memory of a fancied in justice. Left Strange Will. The story begins with the marriage of Sarah E. Joy to David F. Griffiths on February 11, 184 G. There were two children from the marriage, both of whom died In In fancy, and David also died at the age of thirty-six years and was burled in VICTIM OF CHILD LABOR f 1 This little girl is kept at her task of stringing labels, pay for which is one cent an hour. A thorough investiga tion of the child labor conditions In Rhode Island has resulted in startling disclosures of the hardships, long hours and small pay that more than five thousand children have been sub jected to by manufacturers of cheap jewelry, small wares, hosiery and un derwear. the lot of the Griffiths family in Dur ham. It Is not clear whether there was any ill-feeling between Surah and her husband, but after his death she moved to Manchester, and In her will she requested that she be buried in the Joy family lot and not with her husband. Sarah survived her husband by 32 years, dying in 1887. She left an es tate of about $4,000-—and a will. Her immediate heirs were Nancy S. Fesler, her sister, and Samuel, her brother. Apparently Nancy was not avaricious, but the $4,000 would have been of more gratification to Samuel had it , not been for the will. The stumbling block in the will was the provision that a suitable monument be erected to the memory of Sarah and the burial lot fitted up. Nancy and Samuel, the administrators, differed as to how this provision should be con strued ; Nancy insisting that an im posing monument be erected, wMIe Samuel held that a ‘‘suitable monu ment” meant merely a simple head stone such as had been erected at the graves of other members of the Joy family buried In the lot. Nancy, however, was firm for the I “suitable monument,” and insisted that her sister deserved a more Imposing commemoration than a mere head stone. After this controversy over the suit ableness of the monument had gone on for some time, Samuel became bitter. Deciding it was time to let the world know the folly of his sister, Sarah. In leaving such a will, he erected about her grave, which was still without a stone, a board fence on which he painted the words, “A $3,000 Grave." Taken Into Court. Up to this point the nephews of Da vid F. Griffiths, Edward and Arioch, had taken do part in the quarrel, feel ing that the affairs of their uncle’- wife did not concern them. But at this overt act, Arioch decided that it was time for him to take a hand in the proceedings, and one dark night lie removed the fence with its sarcastic legend and left the grave once more bare. Samuel was not to be thwarted In bls purpose, however, and bis next move was to put up a small stone bear ing the words, “I Am a Socialist.” What became of the stone remains a mystery, ilowever, the son of Nancy Fesler had taken sides with his mother and with the Griffiths brothers and its disappearance is credited to him. Three or four years had now passed since Sarah’s death and the terms of her Will nad not yet been carried out. It was a hopeless deadlock, und after many fruitless conferences between Nancy and Samuel, the case was final ly taken to court. George W. Sanborn of Kingston was appointed to execute the will, which he did without delay. His action must have given gratifica tion to Nancy, for he caused to be erected a huge monument costing $3,- 500, and spent the remainder of the money on a fence to surround the lot. Samuel, defeated on all sides, was still determined on revenge. Deprived of any participation in the estate of fils sister and seeing his opponents victorious in the end. he hired a stone cutter to carve the hand and the words from the will on the block of granite and set It up in the burial lot about 20 feet from the marble shaft over wbld) there had been such bitter feel- Cardboard. If the wind rattles bedroom win dows at night, small bits of cardboard stuck Into the sides will stop the nolst. r LIVESTOCK ( ■ FACTS I TESTING FOR TUBERCULOSIS Reports Show That Eradication Work Can Be Carried on Without Destroying Industry. (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) That testing cattle for tuberculosis and the cleaning up of Infected herds are having a permanent effect in re ducing the extent of the disease is shown conclusively by figures recently collected by the United States De partment of Agriculture from inspec tors in charge of the eradication work in various parts of the country. The Inspectors were asked to supply figures on the results of three or more tests on badly diseased herds, those that had not less than 10 per cent of reactors on the first test. The first test on more than 58,000 cattle in these bad herds showed that 26 per cent had tuberculosis. Another test six months later on the same herds, from which the reactors had been re moved, showed only 6.9 per cent of the disease. By another six months the percentage had gone down to 2.8. A fourth test on more than 25,000 of these cattle showed only 1.8 per cent of tuberculosis. The reports from which these figures were taken show that under normal conditions herds very badly diseased may be established as rela tively free in a short time. They also show that eradication work can be carried on without destroying the cattle industry as is - sometimes - F J - jFr' V S.- ' j teaisil If Any of These Cows Have I uoer culosis the Hogs Following Them Are Certain to Get the Disease. thought. Erratic results were obtained on a very few of the 1882 herds tested, the list of this class containing less than 100. Out of the 126,668 herds under observation December 1. 1921, there were only a very few that had not shown satisfactory improvement as a result of testing. PREVENT ANIMAL DISEASES By Taking Proper Precautionary Measures Many Ailments Could Be Thwarted. Many of the diseases suffered by live stock on the farm could be pre vented by proper precautionary meas ures, according to Dr. Robert Graham of the University of Illinois. Nearly all diseases to which animals succumb are preventable, he declares, and the surest way to keep your animals healthy Is to adopt such health meas ures ns will prevent them from get ting sick. The continuous use of old feed lots year after year without regard to ro tation Is one way to spread disease. Eu€h class of live stock has its own peculiar ailments, which may be largely eliminated by the rotation of feed lots. Keep yourself posted as to what dis eases are prevalent in your neighbor hood, and then do everything In your power to keep your own live stock from getting them. FEEDS FOR WORKING HORSES Mature Animals Require Starchy or Carbonaceous Rations to Furnish Needed Fuel. The charpcter of feed required by horses that are working is quite different from’ that required by young growing animals or dairy cows. Ma ture horses need starchy or carbon aceous feeds to furnish fuel rather Mian large amounts of protein. For this reason corn and timothy hay may be fed more liberally than such pro tein feeds as wheat and alfalfa. Oats furnish most of the protein needed, and a good rule for feeding a horse doing moderate work Is given as one and one-fourth pounds of hay and three-fourths pound of gjaln to each hundred pounds of wheat, but horses at hard work are sometimes given as much ns one and one-fourth pounds of grain. PASTURE IS PIG ESSENTIAL Rape, Alfalfa and Clover Are Bone and Muecle Building Feeds and Cheapen Gains. Pasture is of course vital to the best development of pigs. 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