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The First Thanksgiving-American History Reader, p. 81.
Preventable Disease and the Army-Town and City, p. 133.
The Little Belgian Children School Literature Bulletin.
The National Guard; enlisted soldier; the drafted soldier. b. How our army is fed. The provisions: how purchased; how prepared; amount of
rations each man receives, etc. c. How our army is clothed.
What the Government furnishes.
What the soldier must buy.
e. Hardships and privations of the early settlers.
a. The German U-boat in Central Park.
c. The first Thanksgiving. III. Spelling. Written-Words selected from reading lessons and misspelled words
in compositions. Five new words each day, copied from blackboard into pupils' individual spelling book.
GEOGRAPHY I. Location of the Countries Engaged in War. 1. The Allies. Great Britain, France, Belgium, Italy, The United States, Russia,
Japan, China, Greece, Serbia, Rumania, Montenegro, Liberia,
Siani, Portugal, Cuba. 2. The Central Powers.
Germany, Austria Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria.
II. Divisions of the National Guard.
Location of the seventeen encampments. III. Divisions of the National Army.
Location of the sixteen cantonments.
1. Camp Mills—National Guard-Mineola, L. I.
SONGS 1. Star-Spangled Banner. 2. America. 3. Columbia the Gem of the Ocean. 4. Over There. 5. The Grand Old Flag. 6. Joan of Arc.
1. Necessity for saving.
3. Methods by which every person can aid in food conservation. II. Food needs of an army.
Principal food-stuffs used; where grown. III. Textile Industries of the United States 1. Cotton. a. Show cotton seeds. (Sealy Mattress Co., Sugar Land, Texas,
will send cotton seeds free upon application.)
1. For clothing.
2. Bandages. e. Locate three principal cotton states—Texas, Mississippi,
Georgia. f. Locate two principal cotton manufacturing cities—Lowell,
1. Sheep raising.
1. Computing cost of feeding and clothing soldiers.
DRAWING AND PAINTING
(5) Signal Corps. III. Insignia of Naval Officers. (1) Gunner, (2) Quartermaster, (3) Marksman, (4) Wireless Opera
tor, (5) Torpedo Man.
(1) Cutting, (2) rolling, (3) dipping. III. Thread Winders.
(1) Cutting, (2) winding. IV. Birthday Bags.
(1) Cutting, (2) sewing. V. Comic Scrap Books.
(1) Making booklets, (2) cutting and pasting pictures.
TYPE PROBLEMS IN ARITHMETIC FOR OLDER
HIGH GRADE BOYS
PUBLIC SCHOOL 192, MANHATTAN I. A private's uniform costs $24. What will it cost to furnish uniforms for a regiment of 3,000 men?
II. Leather puttees sell for $4.29 a pair. What will it cost for puttees for 84 officers in a regiment?
III. Military overcoats of 0. D. Melton Finish cost $29 each. What will it cost to furnish overcoats for a regiment of 3,600 men?
IV. $18,000 was spent for army shoes for one of the regiments at Camp Dix. There are 3,000 men in the regiment. What did each pair of shoes cost?
V. Canvas leggings were furnished 3,000 soldiers at a cost of $3,570. What was the cost per pair?
VI. $5,800 was spent for soldiers hats. Each hat cost $2. How many men received a hat?
VII. The round-trip fare to Camp Upton is $2.50. What will 24 dozen tickets cost?
VIII. How many tickets can be bought for $30.00?
IX. Plattsburgh rookies eat 1,000 loaves of bread at each meal. How many loaves do they eat in a day? In a week?
X. What is the cost of bread for a day at 8 cents a loaf?
XI. 10,000 eggs are eaten for breakfast at Plattsburgh every morning. How many dozen are eaten each morning? How many dozen are eaten in a week?
XII. Military wrist-watches cost $12.75 each. What will be the cost of 41 dozen watches?
XIII. The subscription price of the Red Cross Magazine is $2.00 a year. There are 6,000,000 subscribers. How much money is received in subscriptions in a year?
XIV. A colonel's salary is $4,880 a year. How much does he receive a month?
XV. A captain receives $2,400 a year. How much money is needed to pay the salaries of 12 captains in a regiment?
XVI. $200 was spent for beans for supper at Camp Upton. They cost 12 cents a can.
How many cans were consumed? XVII. Get salaries of different officers and men in a regiment and make out a monthly pay-roll.
Cut pieces of cardboard 31 inches by 21 inches from calendar backs, candy boxes, etc.
Notch both sides about 1 inch from the ends.
Wind five yards No. 10 or No. 12 black thread around one end-from notch to notch—and 5 yards of white thread around the other end.
Before fastening, put a No. 1 needle on the end of each thread and slip both ends of needles under the rolls of the thread.
Do not use finer than No. 1 needle nor thread finer than No. 12, as soldiers prefer the coarser thread for sewing on buttons, etc.
The winders are more attractive if made of colored cardboard. They may be decorated by pasting a small American flag or picture in the center of the card.
COMIC SCRAP BOOKS Have the children make scrap books of oak tag, manila or any paper you may happen to have. A book 4 inches by 6 inches with eight or ten sheets is a convenient size.
In this booklet paste the pictures from the comic sheet of a newspaper or pictures and jokes from such magazines as Judge and Life. Tie booklet with red, white or blue yarn or twine, and paste an attractive picture on the cover.
These little booklets are enclosed with other articles in the trench comfort packets for the boys at the front.
TRENCH CANDLES Take one sheet of a Metropolitan newspaper having eight columns. Cut each column evenly on the line. Lay first two column-strips, one on top of the other, and roll tightly. Over this roll, proceed to wrap the other six columns, one at a time. Some papers are thinner than others, and ten strips of thin paper are needed to make a candle about 1 inch in diameter. When candle is finished it is about 24 inches long, and 1 inch thick.
Rolling can be more easily done on a hard surface, such as a table, or book. Tie candles together in bundles of 25 or more.
Place bundle in an upright position, ends down, in a pan of boiling paraffin. The pan must contain enough paraffin to entirely cover the bundle of candles.
Let candles soak in boiling paraffin from 4 of an hour to 1 hour. Paraffin may be kept at boiling point over a Steero lamp, gas stove, or electric plate.
Lift bundle from paraffin onto a table covered with paper, cut string and let candles fall apart to dry.
Ten pounds of paraffin will dip 250 candles. Paraffin in 20 lb. lots cost about 11 cents per lb. Many firms will sell it at cost if told the purpose for which it is to be used.
Soldiers use candles to furnish light in the trenches, to warm their hands, heat water for making a cup of tea, etc. They need millions of these candles. How many will you contribute? Candles may be sent to Trench Packet Committee, 5th floor, Lord & Taylor's Store.
BIRTHDAY Bags The Trench Comfort Packet Committee wants ten thousand small bags about 2 inches by 4 inches, made of silk or any bright colored materials.
Tied to the bags are little cards with a verse asking the receiver to put in a penny for each year of his life. The proceeds are to be used for Christmas gifts for the soldiers. All the above articles may be sent to the Trench Comfort Packet Committee, 5th floor, Lord & Taylor.