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the Government and will on the date following that of discharge be reenlisted for the organizations to which they belonged; their discharge papers will not be delivered to them until they shall have reenlisted. The candidates selected for the radio course will be ordered to report to the school as follows: Those examined on February 1 in the foreign possessions and March 1 in the United States, on the first day of July following their examination; those examined on August 1 in the foreign possessions and September 1 in the United States, on the first day of January following their examination.

48. Candidates for admission to the electrical course will be examined in the following subjects: (a) Arithmetic, (b) algebra, to include simple exercises (not problems) and the solution of equations of the first degree containing two unknown quantities; (c) elementary steam engineering; (d) elementary electricity and its practical applications; (e) elementary power transmission. For admission to the artillery course candidates will be examined in: (a) Arithmetic; (b) algebra, to include simple exercises (not problems) and the solution of equations of the first degree containing two unknown quantities. For admission to the clerical course candidates will be examined in: (a) Penmanship; (b) orthography; (c) arithmetic, to include common and decimal fractions, percentage, and proportion ; (d) grammar; (e) punctuation. For admission to the radio course candidates will be examined in: (a) Penmanship; (b) orthography; (c) arithmetic, to include common and decimal fractions; (d) grammar; (e) punctuation,

49. Those candidates who successfully complete the prescribed electrical course will be furnished with certificates of proficiency, and will be reported by the commandant to the War Department as eligible for appointment as electrician sergeants, second class; those who successfully complete the prescribed artillery course will be furnished with certificates of proficiency and will, in like manner, be reported as eligible for appointment as master gunners; those who successfully complete the prescribed clerical course will be furnished with certificates of proficiency and will, in like manner, be reported as eligible for appointment as sergeants major, junior grade; those who successfully complete the

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prescribed radio course will be furnished with certificates of proficiency and will, in like manner, be reported as eligible for duty as radio operators.

50. Unless otherwise directed the commandant will, at the end of the school year, relieve from duty at the school those enlisted students who have failed to complete successfully the prescribed course of study, and will, by the authority of the Secretary of War, order men thus relieved to rejoin their proper station, provided the station be within the limits of the United States. The commandant may, also, at any time during the school year, relieve from duty and return to his station as indicated above, any enlisted student in the department of enlisted specialists who may have demonstrated his incapacity or unfitness to pursue the prescribed course of study.

THE SCHOOL YEAR.

51. The course of instruction will commence on the third day of January of each year or on the following Tuesday when the third falls on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, and the work of the school will be carried on daily until the first day of the following December, except on Saturdays, Sundays, and authorized holidays.

(1662813 J-A. G. 0.] BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:

H. L. SCOTT,

Major General, Chief of Staff. OFFICIAL: H. P. MCCAIN,

The Adjutant General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT,
No. 47.

WASHINGTON, July 31, 1915. I__Paragraph I, General Orders, Xo. 14, War Department, 1911, is amended to read as follows:

1. A course for the instruction of firemen, Coast Artillery Corps, will be conducted each year in such coast defense commands as may be designated by the War Department.

This course will begin on the first day of May of each year, unless that date falls upon Saturday or Sunday, in which case it will begin on the following Monday, and continue for six months. It will be under the general supervision of the coast defense commander and will be conducted by the coast defense artillery engineer, assisted by such enlisted specialists as may be designated by the coast defense commander.

2. The course will be as follows:

First and second months.-Different methods of firing and cleaning fires, the proper use of firing tools; records required; different types of boilers, furnaces, and grates; fuels, feed water, combustion, and draft; repair and cleaning of boilers; repair of furnaces and grates; effect of scale, grea se, and soot, and methods of preventing and removing same.

Third and fourth months.-A study of the different types, necessity for and the practical operation and adjustment of the following: Stop valves, safety valves, injectors, feed pumps, feed-water heaters, condensers, steam traps, steam separators, oil separators, grea se extractors, lubricators, the use of the thermometer, draft gauge, automatic damper regulator, combustion (CO2) recorder, steam gauge, and water column.

Fifth month.--Repair work, to include packing of condenser tubes, valve stems, and piston rods, grinding valves, putting in new gaskets, caulking leaks, method of putting a new tube in a boiler, stopping leaks at ends of boiler tubes, repairing air leaks in boiler setting.

Sixth month.-Practical operation of steam engine, condenser, generator, and switchboard; elementary electricity, to include magnetism, batteries, Ohm's law, dynamos, measuring instruments and switchboard appliances.

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