100 years ago OTD: Navy Recruiters at the Town Clerk

#onthisdate in 1917 Two members of the United States Navy traveling recruiting party will be at the town clerks office number 64 Broadway in this village tomorrow Saturday Monday and Tuesday and longer if necessary. The recruiting party has been detained in Mechanicville and its schedule has been interrupted at all points of the journey. 

Mr. Tousik pharmacy May 1 class will be the Pharmacist Mate first class will be the physical examiner for men who contemplate entering the United States Navy. 

Edward Balley will be ready to interview parents or any applicants for recruiting the opportunity of the Navy life will be fully explain to all the learning of trades in other fields in the Navy service will be presented too. 

The ages for recruiting are between 17 years and 30 years. The United States Navy comprises of 25% of high school graduates. After the first year navy men are eligible for examination to the Annapolis academy. The education received in this training in a four year course is valued approximately $35,000. $500 a year is paid while the recruit is being tutored. After graduation attains the office of Ensign with an allowance of $1800 per year. 

Course is the pharmacy covering four years as well as trades are included in this training if desired. Other fields will be explained to the applicants. 

Leaving Schuylerville the recruitment party will go to Greenwich , Fort Edward, Hudson Falls, Glens Falls, Saratoga Springs, Ballston Spa, Warrensburg, Fort Ann, Whitehall Ticonderoga, Port Henry, Amsterdam and other places 

The town clerks office is located on the first floor above CJ Millers pharmacy An attractive life is offered the young men of this locality according to the Saratogain 1 February 1917

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