Notes for ARTHUR M MARKS, JR.:

Son of Arthur M and Beatrice "Birdie" (Auerbach) Marks, Sr.
Born: About July, 1908 in Illinois.
Died: After August 31, 1942 in Unknown.
Census:
April 20, 1910 - 5218 Michigan Avenue, Ward 7, Supervisor's District 1, Enumeration District 377, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
January 5, 1920 - 604 Harper Avenue, Ward 7, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
April 14-15, 1930 - 5450 East View Park, Part of Ward 5, Block 58, Supervisor's District 29, Enumeration 16-174, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
Occupation:
April 14-15, 1930 - Clerk, Hosiery.
Military Service: August 31, 1942 - WWII - U.S. Army - Ft. Myer, Virginia.


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Military Enlistment
Name: Arthur M Marks Jr
Race: White
Birth Year: 1908
Age Group: 31 - 35
Residence: Accomac County, Virginia
Height: 70 in.
Weight: 147 lbs.
Civilian Occupation: Assayers, chemists, and metallurgists
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Education: 4 years of College
Citizenship Status: U.S. Citizen
Rank: Private
Branch: Branch Immaterial or General Officers
Enlistment Date: August 31, 1942
Enlistment Term: Enlistment for duration of War plus six months
Army Serial Number: 33196270

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Full Name: Arthur M Marks Jr
Occupation: Chemists, Assayers, and
Race or Ethnicity: White
Level of Education: 4 years of college
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Date Brith: 1908
Place Birth: Ilinois
Residence: Disctric of Columbia County
Enlistment Date: August 31, 1942
Army Co: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Army Serial Number: 33196270
Branch: None
Enlistment Place: Ft Myer Virginia
Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of war or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to the law.
Source of Army Pesonnel: Civil Life
Source Information: Box Number 0624
Fillm Reel 2.288

Article Printed in Boys' Life (November, 1927)
Systemized Signaling
By Eagle scout Arthur M, Marks, Jr.
I have never contributed before, but in the May number my pet peeve was hit. Eagle Scout Wm. White told how to teach, or learn, signaling. I have been in eighteen Scout contests, and was a member of the Chicago championshp team, so have had a little experience in speed signaling. The only way to learn the code is to take twenty-six letters absolutely at random, in groups of three or four. Start with J, Z, and M. There is little or no relation between them; then go'on, taking three or four more. After you have about nine or ten letters, review them, then add three more. In half an hour the code will be learned. In teaching with this system, never signal to your pupils with a speed less than merit badge speed. They may miss half the letters, at first, but inside of an hour, when you slow up to first class speed, they will pass it easily. I have taught with this system for three years, ever since I learned it myself. It is not original with me, Mr. Babcock, Scoutmaster of Troop I, Evanston, Ill., being the inventor. I saw Mr. Babcock win a bet that he could teach the code with this ststem to twenty tenderfeet in half an hour. He did, with minutes to spare.

It is my experience that the reason instructing is so hard is that the instructor won't go fast enough for the tenderfoot. The average tenderfoot can absorb good teaching faster than the best instructor can give it, and it is only by fast, furious work that interest can be mainatined.

In teaching four-year-olds to read, a teacher doesn't say, "R" - This is a letter like I with an O attached, and a tail something like that of Q, does she? No! Similarly R in semaphore is not that it is the fourth letter in the third clock series, or anything as confusing. There is not a tenderfoot in the fame, who with half an hour's work, can not master the code, if you don't fill his mind with opposites, series, clocks, etc.