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THE TECH   Saturday, August 3, 1918

THE TECH
Established 1881

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Paul C. Leonard '17 ...................Chairman of the Board
Homer V. Howes '20 ....................... Managing Editor
George W. Cann '19 ..................... Circulation Manager
Eugene R. Smoley '19 .................. Advertising Manager

News Department—Night Editors, C. A. Clarke '21, H. Kurth '21; Editorial Staff, G. W. Cann '19, K.B. White '20; News Staff, D. W. Curry '21, F. W. Adams '21.
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IN CHARGE THIS ISSUE
Carole A. Clarke '21 ............................ Night Editor

SATURDAY,  AUGUST  3,  1918

PITY THE POOR GRINDS—THERE WON'T BE ANY AT THE PICNIC
TWO days ago as we were engaged in conversation with a friend of ours, a Senior, too, we very innocently inquired if he were going to be present at the picnic today. We were extremely surprised, of course, to hear him say that he was not, but we were disgusted when he went on to explain that the reason he could not be there was that he considered it too much of a waste of time to take both the afternoon and evening off.
Now for the good of your peace of mind and general health, don't be like this fellow.  When a fellow gets to be a Senior in Technology, and still thinks that an afternoon and evening spent in hearty recreation is a waste of time, then all we can say is that the efforts of the Faculty must have been misdirected.  It is a waste of time to go on educating this sort of a fellow.  He has not a chance in the world of being a man.  If he ever gets to be a half-rate comptometer, he will be doing well.
There are going to be some great doings done at Nantasket this afternoon.  There will be, best of all, the boat ride down and back, swimming, games and a rattling good supper, and then our evening full of fun at Paragon Park.  You can believe us, and we know, too it is going to be well worth your time and money.  So pack up your bathing suit and sport clothes, and be at Rowes, at two-fifteen.

OUR END
THAT libery, the sacred inheritance of the American people, may be perpetuated; that the sacrifices of the Patriots of the '76 have not been in vain; that we may continue the conduct of the affairs of our nation in accordance with our own beliefs and desires; that our citizens may travel the highways of the world and sail the seas unmolested, and that we shall not submit to the domination of an ambition-maddened autocracy, the United States has entered the great conflict which is shaking the very foundation of the world.  Having taken this step, there can be no turning back until we have fought the war to a finish, to victory, and to a peace-settlement which will insure American posterity against the repetition of such a war.  We believe a realization of our dream of universal peace will come with the extermination of the virus which has brought practically the whole world into war—Prussian Militarism.  So there can be but one issue  before the  American people—the vigorous and successful prosecution of the war.  To that end everything else must be subordinated, and every effort of our boys at the front must be sustained by a self-sacrificing and patriotic people at home.

The strength of a nation, we well know, is measured not in terms of wealth or volume of population, but love of truth and courage to defend it.  We are strong in this war in precise proportion to our determination to banish autocratic greed and injustice from the earth.

A few men started this war in the blindness of autocratic power; all men will settle this war in the open vision of democracy.

PERSONALS
The marriage of Walter Greene Farr '17 to Miss Florence H. Miner of Oak Lawn, Rhode Island, has recently been announced.  Mr. Farr is ow a lieutenant

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Lt. Walter G. Farr '17

in the United States Navy.  He prepared for Technology at Moses Brown School and Haverford College, and while at the Institute he was a member of the Mechanical Engineering Society.  His fraternity is Alpha Tau Omega.  The couple will reside in East Orange, N. J.

Announcement has been made of the marriage of Stewart Keith '16 of Quincy to Miss Jessie Averill, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Averill of Brocton.  Miss Averill is a graduate of Wellesley of the class of 1916, ad during her Senior year was a member of the college choir, and the Tau Zeta Upsilon Society.
Keith is an engineer at the Fore Reiver yards of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Company.  He is a Beta Theta Pi man.

There has been some discussion recently as to who was the youngest Technology man to receive a captain's commision.  Capt. Frank B. Hastie '17, C. E. U. S. A. at presents holds that honor.  He is stationed at Camp For-

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CAPT. FRANK B. HASTIE '17

rest, Ga., in the organization of new engineer regiments.  He was born March 17, 1895 and received his captancy in May at the age of 23 years and 2 months, while Capt. H. J. McDonald '17 was born July 7, 1894, and Capt. J. H. Babbitt '17 was born July 24, 1894. Capt. Hastie may be the youngest captain in the Regular Army.

Word has been received that Lieutenant Alfred S. Milliken '14 has been killed in action.  He was a member of the American Expeditionary Forces.  No further information has been received.

According to information received by his parents in a letter, 1st Lieut. Francis C. Emmons, a member of the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps in France, who lives at 103 Colberg avenue, Roslindale, he has been breveted by the French military authorities for exceptionally fine work.
He was graduated from the Technology Flying School, and went to France last October as a flying cadet. On the recommendation of General Orders he was made a first lieutenant, and has since been breveted.  He is the son of former Police Commissioner Emmons.

John William Kellar '20 has entered the Naval Aviation Service and is at present stationed at the Technology ground school.

Word has just been received of the marriage of Miss Pearl Fannie Goddard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Percy M. Goddard of 71 Circuit street, Melrose, to Capt. Richard Carlton Stickney '12, 34th Infantry, U. S. A.  The marriage took place July 20 at the Holy Communion (Episcopal) Church, New York, Rev. Dr. Allen officiating.
The bride was born in Wakefield, and is the granddaughter of the late Capt. Myron Goddard of Fitchburg, who served during the Civil War. She was graduated with honors from Lynn Classical High School in 1911. At Boston University, from which she was graduated in 1915, she was a Phi Beta Kappa.  She is a member of Sigma Kappa and the D. A. R.  Since leaving college she has taught in Gloucester and Portland.
Capt. Stickney is the son of Mrs. Abbie Friend Stickney of 6 Prospect street, Gloucester and the late Alfred Stickney, former superintendent of schools.  He was graduated with honors from Gloucester High School in 1908 and afterwards attended the Institute for two years.  In 1915 he was graduated from West Point, and almost immediately went with the 34th Regiment to the Mexican border, where he has been ever since.


MANY MINORS LEAVING SCHOOL TO WORK AT WAR INDUSTRIES 

50,000 Under Sixteen Years of Age Have Secured Employment

Educators appearing before the special recess commission on education recently declared that the present problem of education minors, many of whom are leaving Massachusetts schools to enter the war industries, is most acute. It was stated that 50,000 children 16 years have left school this year to enter employment, which is twice the number of any previous year. 
To meet this situation an extension of the continuation schools was advocated. Dr. Payson Smith, State Commissioner of Education, believed, however, that these schools should not overemphasize the vocational studies, but should be liberal with general studies of an academic nature. 
"It is the duty of education to create an intelligent electorate," said Dr. Smith. "Therefore the continuation schools ought not go over wholly to the vocational idea." He believed that the evening schools were not answering the need to the great mass of young people, but thought the could be made increasingly useful by a reorganization. It was unthinkable that the evening schools should be made compulsory. 
A. Lincoln Filene, a member of the State Board of Education, supporting the continuation school system, declared that Massachusetts must begin speedily to give full attention to education in order to meet the strenuous economic competition expected at the close of the world war. 
Arthur W. Holder of Washington, the labor representative on the Federal Board of Vocational Education, addressed the commission in favor of extending continuation school opportunities. 
Robert O. Small, deputy commissioner of the Massachusetts vocational schools, also advocated the continuation schools. 
Owen D. Evans, principal of the Boston continuation schools, outlined the work of the schools. He denied that the Boston children between 14 and 16 were becoming delinquents, in spite of the war conditions. He thought the continuation schools should be made compulsory throughout the State. 

If out soldier boys deliberated as long over doing their duty as some of our people at home hesitate over doing theirs, the victory would be doubtful. 

It is a sort of financial cowardice to hesitate to put your money in United States Government securities, and to deliberate over the wisdom and patriotism of the investment as to hesitate in supporting our soldiers. 

Every time you stick a Thrift or War Savings Stamp on your card you are mailing money to yourself to be received later with interest. Cashing in these stamps is going to be better than "getting money from home," for with the money comes the reminder that you contributed to the great victory which then will have been completely won. 

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NEWS FROM PLATTSBURG

Special Correspondent of THE TECH Tells of Second Camp 

It is more work to be a "rookie" at Plattsburg that a Colonel in the Technology Regiment. There is a detail, a discipline, a thoroughness that we never dreamed of before, and the old song "You're in the Army Now" has personal application that was minus before. 
Here we are all enlisted men. There is no doubt about it. Insubordination is unthought og [[of]]. The discipline is iron. Punishment by homely but effective method follows the crime immediately. No threats are made and forgotten and no words wasted. A dirty gun means mop up the barracks, and lateness means kitchen police.
  The physical training is through and progressive,-though in our opinion, no better, if as good, than under Coach Kanaly. There is a little more time and a better discipline to start on. Practice marches come almost daily, with increasingly heavy equipment. The intellectual stoop is being eradicated slowly but thoroughly. 
The life is hard, hard as the board beds and the shaving stuffed mattresses. The sun rises after we have finished breakfast, and taps are at ten. Two hundred and fifty feet of tar paper barracks make a home for one hundred and fifty men. Here is no half-way contact. A man's character is naked before his fellows and he has to measure up. You can reach out your arm, and touch your next door neighbor. You are friends or enemies thoroughly. 
The most significant thing about it all is the spirit in which the men tackle their jobs. Their attitude is deadly earnest. We don't take bayonet drill; we learn how to kill a man with a bayonet not long-faced, nor funereal, nor sentimental, but business-like. We are here for a purpose and because we elected to come.
The men are all interested and speak earnestly about their jobs to come in the Alma Maters. Canvass putts promise to be scrubbed white and visors will blister in the sunlight. Here we learn the breach between the officer and the enlisted man, and the respect due even to a non-com. Something of that sort of discipline will come back with us if we have our way, and we'll turn out soldiers and not boy scouts. 

FALLS OF AIRMEN DUE TO LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS  

Many tragic falls of airmen, particularly at the aviation camps in the United States, have appeared as mysteries to the general public. Whether they have been as puzzling to the doctors and other experts of the flying service we cannot say, but the observations of a British surgeon, A. E. Panter, who writes in the Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service, indicate that the peculiar tragedies are not confined to America. 
The obvious suggestion, generally accepted in America, that loss of consciousness by the pilot is the immediate cause of many falls, is also accepted by Dr. Panter. In some cases after consciousness departs, the aviator makes a subconscious effort to land, not always without success. In other cases the flying man regained his senses, recovering the control of his machine and landed safely, but was found to be ill.
Lack of oxygen, the cause to which all sudden prostration of airmen was once attributed, is no longer found guilty of itself alone.  Among fliers whose patrol duty took them as high as 17,000 feet Surgeon Panter found few symptoms attributable to lack of oxygen, and he believes that the body finds factors which compensate, usually, for the decrease in atmospheric pressure. The quality of the breathed air deteriorates, but the quantity taken in is larger. 

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Not sure how the top advertisement ought to be formatted. Advertisement was enclosed with bracket tags. Corrected birth date of Frank B Hastie during review. Three other corrections during review before completing it.

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