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of those on the battlefields of France.
Largely unconsciously, and all the more
potent by reason of that, they are fac
tors of particular political significance.
Undoubtedly much of this is due to their
officers, who appear to be keenly alive
to their responsibilities.”
A recent numboi- of The Daily Bul-
contains the I'oUowinK interesting
definitions of several more or less well
known diseases. They are characterized
BUNK-ITIS, or chronic GASSING:
An affliction which causes its victim
to expend thousands of good words
trying to put something over, only to
get a couple of bad words for his pains.
Use your bunk exclusively for sleep
ing purposes—and don’t talk in your
^IENTAL MYOPIA: A near-sighted
inability to see beyond the immediate
*^ct into ail its important consequences;
^ kind of “see”-sickness that often
compels a man to throw up his job.
Extend your brains, and use them as
Mental astigmatism: “Seeing
things crooked.” Straighten out your
theories; you are wasting time trying
to bend your facts.
enlargement of the EGO: A
disease characterized by severe swell
ing of the “I." You may be willing
to stake everything on your own judg-
ment, ignoring the opinions of others;
but perhaps the Company is not.
LABORPHOBIA: A fear of work,
otherwise described as “that tired
feeling.” This condition is often
blamed upon hookworm. That seems
reasonable enough. If you are that
sort of a worm, you certainly won’t
have to wait long for the hook.
BOQBITIS, or PARALYSIS OF THE
GUMPTION: Move out of the state
of bewilderment into the State of
Missouri. Then the next time some
body tries to slip one over on you,
tell him where you’re from.
SLEEPING SICKNESS: Don’t com-
Plain if somebody wrecks your train
of reasoning while you are slumbering
at the switch. You expect your job to
take care of you; why shouldn’t you
ATRopjiy of the INTELLECT: A
Wasting away of gray matter, caused
'y jumping at conclusions instead o
^‘ving the brains a little exercise.
The power of reason differentiates
from beasts. Be human.
rheumatic recollection :
Don’t blame your memory for going
lame if you abuse it. Company
memorandum books are free. They
cure that complaint.
SOFTENING OF THE SPINE: If you
believe vou are right, and the other
man insists you are wrong, make him
prove it. You don’t need to be bull
headed about it; but never let anyone
bluster you out of your backbone.
-ySoW” OR “BUCK” FEVER: An
illusion that leads the victim to im
agine he can sidestep his responsibility
by passing the buck to somebody else.
Don’t try to shift your job onto the
other fellow. If you’d rather not
handle it, the Company prefers to pick
out a man for the work itself.
(The above are copied from the book
entitled “Ideal Power”).
If you feel any symptoms of
T»e ai.e.s.3, we think that Dr.
Thorpe could probably set you right.
Services of the British Navy in the
Since the fourth of August, 1914, the
date of the declaration of war, the oceans
J fte worU have bee,. rW of enemy
warship., .n.1 have been dosed o enem,
marine. Sinc6 the battlG of
Jutland, on the thirty-first of May, 1916,
Jhe German high seas fleet has only
once ventured out into the North Sea,
and that voyage only lasted until^the
British patrols got into ^ou^^ith the^r
scouts. A total tonnage of 488,837 tons
Tf the German navy has been destroyed
in actioii by the British navy.
The navv of Great Britain has, since
Ano-nst 1914, been increased by the addi-
in" of 1590 vessels of all types. This
irrespective of 3G00 vessels that have
been added to the auxiliary services
And thus the navy that has been added
to the fleet of Great Britain during the
wa^ is larger than the total navy of
nprmany before the war.
X British Admiralty, in^ August,
1914, controlled G58 naval craft, exclu-
Lve of a small number of auxiliaries
The British Admiralty at the present
Ume controls 5,649 vessels. From 140,-
000 the personnel has been mcreased to
Tearly 4!o,000. In the patrol around
Seat Britain, the monthly steaming of
the fleet and other vessels averages
nearly seven million miles, and m keep-
orf.1 of 7,200 square miles clear
mg an seven hundred mine
for shipping, over seven
sweeping vessels are employed. These
ships sweep forty-five thousand square
miles monthly, and steam over 1,100,000
miles in carrying out their duties.
Over thirteen thousand vessels have,
since August, 1914, been intercepted and
examined by units of the British navy
employed on blockade channels.
For the defense of merchant ships,
six thousand guns have been provided
and the necessary guns’ crews trained
and detailed to duty.
The transportation of over nineteen
million troops across the seas has, by the
protection offered by the Royal navy,
been effected at a cost of under three
thousand, three hundred lives lost
by enemy action, a proportion of one life
lost ■per six thousand troops carried.
Including nearly twenty-five million
tons for the Allies, over one hundred and
ten million tons of war material and
stores have been carried across seas.
The German mercantile marine has,
by the domination of the British navy,
been reduced by over two million and
a half tons, out of a total of approxi
mately 5,200,000 tons in August, 1914;
and the remaining 2,700,000 tons, with
the exception of a limited number trad
ing in the Baltic and in Scandinavian
waters, are lying idle.
A. P. 0. No. 758, Company “E,”
Fifteenth Engineers, Ameri
can Expeditionary Force,
Dear Sir:—Am just in receipt of
The Badin Bulletin, thru my sister,
Mrs. Joe Cutchins, 88 Maple Street. I
cannot give in words the full expression
of my appreciation for your Bulletin.
Nothing could be more interesting
than the Departmental News, especially
the Machine Shop Notes, as I was in
that department while there. No doubt
quite a number remember me in 1917.
I sure have not failed to remember quite
a number of per.sons in the thriving lit
tle “City” of Badin; and as soon as we
are thru swatting the Huns I expect to
return to the same place for my posi
tion. No doubt I will have to apply to
Mr. F. R. Hunnicutt instead of Sir.
Seaford, whom I was under at that
time. It will be remembered that Mr.
Seaford was former Master Mechanic in
I notice that a fire company has been
organized, and an addition to the
Machine Shop in such a manner that
the different departments will be
operated separate of one another. No
doubt Mr. Hunnicutt is a business and