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No attention paid to urudgmd rnumnnimtlcoti WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1920. which no vor prefer* HE STATE SENTINEL calls tho enemlea of the Scliool jP Code d'-struetlenULs rather than coualrueUont»!» bo- v' sause while they are persistent In their attacks upon tha - 3odo and the administration of the public school* under - lb'- Code, they are proposing nothing to take the place of die Code. Although busily engaged In attempting to wreck the public school system of Del«ware they are not , afltrlng to replace that system with any other system. They are as a man who decides ho doesn't like the Ä house In which he Is living, aud. before ho has any • definite plans for another or a bolter one, proceeds to * tear the roof from over hlg and his family's head and I— destroy Uio only home they have. If his attention 1» ■ » nailed to his lively predicament, ho replies, with tho Sr toglo of folly: "Plenty of lliiio to think about what kind . of a new house I uni going to build and how ! am going i* ' to build it after this one la tom down and out of Uio , ' way." " v The School Cod# controversy I» typical of condition» ;* In Delaware which cannot be Ignored longer. There are ;J two forces at work in the State—constructionists and S destruction!»!», builders and wreckers, one set of In £ llucDces Is giving of Its lime, thought, energy and money u • to Improving conditions In Delaware—improving tho rV roads, schools, farming conditions, Industrial relations, 'V-, opmniunlty life—to making Delaware a bolter, happier * plaoo In,which to live now and a holler, happier Slate ^ for our children to Inherit and Inhabit. ï Thl» constructive work naturally runs counter to old customs and traditions. Progress always implies soino "4.lWlng left behind. It naturally runs counter l-rprojudlces " Jrejudiçes always form an obstacle In the highway to ; 'tbinorrow. Prejudice lives In yesterdays. It naturally ■ T runs counter to selfishness. Selhshness believes In letting well enough alone. It objects to being disturbed. .£' Moreover, the work of construction Is not spectacular, r U requires thought, patience, planning. It cannot bo done to the accompaniment of a brass band. It is not the work je- rf a street fakir who plys his trade and play» his tricks •V is front of the gaping crowd. On the other hand, the work of the ueslructionlst, - the wrecker, 1» sensational. A noble structure Ik erected >» little by Utile, stone upon stone, with Infinite attention to details. The actual work of construction Is preceded by u long period of close quiet study of plans. Few persons X. gather to watch this work. But the work of destruction, ", the work of the wreckers, Is sensational. The noble !) structure Is destroyed to the accompaniment of much •' pulling and screeching of donkey engines, hallooing of ijien, blasts of dynamite and great crowds of oqJiirtJk* th,„ * . "/The aspiring youth who fired tho Ephesian do»c".JiU '•». traded more atteifllon than the constructive minT wfiioTi It takes no great soul to tear down. It requires no «Salesmanship to Incite a mob. Any Trotsky cun do It. Any mouthing demagogue, animated by glut for revenge f or with an Itch for office and power can appeal to the a- planned 11 and the patient, careful workmen who erected it. But there can be no doubt as to which Influence cun 2 tributed the more to human achievement and progress— » the architect or the Incendiary. It lakes no Intellect to destroy. It requires a great .£*; brain and a master designer and a well-org*nixed work shop and scores of skilled workmen to construct a delicate X Ucee of machinery- Any fool con ruin It In a minute by .browing a monkey-wrench Into It. g 'asslons of the Ignorant, to the prejudices of the unfortu f -.ale, to the sloth of the indolent, to the fears of the con ;■ -ervitive, to the avarice of the grasping, and soon gather around him a following which I» formidable If not re ipeclable and determined If not Intelligent. S|V But he has only a crowd of wreckers. It can only tear 1 down the work of others. It can only erect barricades in ■the path of progress. It can only waste the accumulation wisdom. It can only throw away the accomplishments Z'ïîi Uic people. The only thing which holds such a crowd ■i together Is the cohesive power of plunder, the promise of KmT oot In some form, whether It be the money of the pro- ligate, the spoils of politics or the vanity of a little brief * authority. Some crave the ermine of the bench as their »hare. Some will be satisfied, like the beggars on the road lo the mandarin's palace, lo be let alone. In their dirt and ignorance, for to move them and clean them would - be to rob them of their professional qualities. .«G Nevertheless, that is the choice ahead of Delaware— j*. builders or wreckers, constructionists or deatrucllonlsts, R* those who do something or those who stand around and , •sneer at the workers. ■■ This Is a period of reconstruction throughout tho na- l? . 4 - tlon. Everywhere people arc taking an invoice of their t* weaknesses and needs and taking thought of the morrow. - Everywhere people and communities and commonwealths *- are girding up their loins and preparing for an advance. - Shall Delaware Join her sister States, her fcllow-country men? Shall she fall in line and keep step with progress? Or shall she choose the lot of the wreckers, those who .IT stand along the roadside and sneer, the snipers who hide * In ambush and pick off a builder here and there; the w camp-followers who trail behind and eke out an existence J . from what Is thrown away? Bäpj . The School Code isn't the only structure at stake. - All forward-looking plans and all progressive movements *'• In Delaware are equally at slake. Either the builders ar the wreckers are going lo control the Stale and de termine Its destinies. Which do you prefer? FROM $5.000 TO $650. WITH A $336 AVERAGE N OUR MAIL today we found the following letter from Dr. Robert Walt, superintendent of the Wilmington ((strict of the Wilmington Methodist Episcopal Con Lrence: , Mr, George Carter, Editor Evening Journal: * My dear Mr. Carter—Permit me, as a member of the çcatost brotherhood on earth, the brotherhood of tho X , Ministry, to thank you for your recent editorial con torning the small and Insufficient stipends received bv , the average minister. There 1» need for Improvement ■ In this direction, for while the cost of living has advanced •V tremendously there has been, except In rare instances, ■v *io corresponding raise in 'the salaries of ministers. '■ Tho following exhibit taken from the annual year y -*»yoK of the Wilmington Conference will be of interest: The lowest salary paid to any member of the Con *' ference is « 630 , the highest 45,000. These salaries are cash ; L (here are furnished parsonages in addition. The average * cash Hilary, including supplies, Is 8950 't.J- H should be borne In mind that here are ministers "3 the conference whose stipend is as low as «800 who , : to maintain an auto In order property to care for l I tliclr work. 11 easily ran bo seen how much n man with a family of four, anil with the expense of a eor, has to live on. If It b pointed out that there has been a ulcady Increase In the average support of tlio ministry In the Wilmington Conference, that fact 1« admitted with appre ciation, but the advance lu Hu) oo»l of living so far ha» exceeded the raise In salaries that even ul the higher sxir.ry a dollar !s worth about fifty cents todaf as com pared wlMi throe years ago. It I» a conceded fact slao that as o rule ministers ore called upon to respond to a variety of demand* upon tholr purses that the average layman escapes. If the minister toms these calls down, he Is In dangur of being branded as "a light wad." ft lerrn nhsulutely fatal to ft minister's usefulness ns u man among mon. And If ha falls in Ibis latter respect, lia fall* vitally, however many his other excellencies may be. I have written Ibis nolo to show my appreciation of ft Journal not representing any church, which calls attention to the comparatively small stipends ministers When the iecular press lakes up as timely such receive. a theme as this, It 1* a wholesome sign of the times. HOB EUT WATT. In these days of the Iilgh cost of living, an average •alary of 89M ft year paid to a minister of the gospel Is an Injustice Inflicted upon msn. n scandal forced upon the church aud an affront to high heaven! A church member who gives countenance to auch a salary scale should be ashamed to look his preacher In the fno* and afraid to go to sloop nt night. It stands for tho deliberate and systcmalUed starva tion of religion I ^ Such a church member will pay 18 a day to bis union bricklayer, plaatcrcr, and plumber and «6.80 a day to tils union carpenter, painter and tinsmith to do materia! work for him and then, with smug countenance and sanctimonious »mile, think ho 1» assisting In making his peace with God by paying an average of M.60 a day to tba man who baa been delegated to save his soul for him— and expect to gel away with It I Tho Dclmarvla Peninsula Is studded with paatoral residences in which this pernicious system I» casting Its .blight, not only upon the preachers but also upon their wive» and children, all of who« must pul on u good front and keep smiling, notwithstanding tho wolf of penury ia howling at tho door twenty-four hour* a day. Saving aoula on a !2.0(La-d«y basis Is heart-breaking work, rtkde all tba more difficult by tho mean and shrlv olod-up nature of the »mil that I» seeking such clieap-John salvation ! Hus l- I ' SEE NEW ERA IN EDUCATION. funds which will ELAWAHE COLLEGE I» out for enable It to Improve Its plant and to pay bettor salaries to Its professor» and teacher»I Part of that niotuXi MV&3SS' Ta" .'Th-IRtfiJ,uad W rt of tho salary Inoreasc# already have been made! " More will follow, because the collog« now has a progressive policy that appeals to believers In higher education for the youth of our Statu I It Is not unlikely that within a sho"t time the collage will make on appeal for an endowment fund of *3,000.000. for the endowin', ut and Ks application D The tentative pla: has been framed by Arthur U, Administrator for the College, and approved by Wilkinson, ness Dr. Samuel Chiles Mitchell, Its president. That plan alfeuüÿ hits beçu pflntvd In full- Und In official fonn In our news columns. In connection TtvllliT this proposed oûdbwrlttnt It is not amiss to call the attention of Delawareans to the fact that the lavish gift of «50,000, (WO which John D. tho salaries of Rockefeller made recently to Increase teachers und professors mark» n new era in higher education In America Is tho - concensus of opinion among nine of the country's leading college presidents la re sponse to a query Issued by tho Harvard Endowment Nine statements were received from Harvard, Yale. Princeton. In land Stanford, Jr., the University of Vi rgini a, Smith, l!ry n M awr, and V as sar, as well as from T:h!u!es W. Elftt frSKffift 1ÄJn®i*VSarvJ|i and prtfmlhent throffShout *t* world os An flluofttory« Dr. Eliot's statement deals generally with Mr. Rocke feller's manner of devoting his fortune to the. public weal. "Ho has selected," he said, "as his objects for endow ment the best philanthropic movements of the day education of all grades, medical research, health and community sanitation. Thus he has given the best ex ample so far of wisdom and resolute good-will In applying private wealth to public, uses." Mr. Rockefeller's gift, coming at a time when there Is a country-wide movement to Increase the endowments of a nHmlT?p pf w lk yt and universities. Is ~ regarde<1 as a stimulus lojh^e o|frylng on the* ?ns an(J a geD( , ra| htnl tl J u, c pu bl!o Co do Its part ' ^ ^ malntoinin g Uio institutions of higti'r learning Fund 1 . ram of the land. Gollrge endowment fund campaigns now under way In the United States plan lo raise enough money to per mit a 50 per cent, increase in the salaries of professors additional yearly expenditure of This will mean an SC,054,181 and will require an endowment fund of *131, Addlng to this an Dut ies of 883,420 invested at 5 per cent, standing debt on American colleges anil univer 10,258,510 the total needs of 250 of the country's leading colleges and universities amount to 8140,141.830. Mr. RookefeltirVfcfK'of'COO, 000 ,000 will supply about one-tblrd of the amount needed for 'he Increasing of salaries. Whether Delaware College will get any substantial j part of It Is an open question. Concerning those who advocate two years more of ; government operation of the railroads. It may well be j said that they do not know when they have had enough. In England women are now eligible as magistrates. In America married women have long exercised all of a magistrate's functions. TroUÎy's idea of using Chinese troops against Poland seems to us rather yellow. With the Parographers \ cold Winter is Just ahead of us, and old John Ruddy hasn't laid away anything for the future but corn liquor. —Arkansaw Thomas Cal. Hog killing will soon be al Its height In this section, and there are many fine porkers to be converted Into hams, sausage and lard by those so fortunate as lo possess them. Then it will follow the period of Indigestion. Oh, boy 1—North Castle Suu. At Altoona, Pa- on December 5 five employes of the Pennsylvania Railroad were arrested by railroad police officers and arraigned before a magistrate, who fin d them each «1— merely the amount of costs in the . i*e— for partner. walking on the tracks. These employes of the road, tak ing a short cut from their work lo their homes, crossed the yards at the eastern end. In violation of a well known rule. The magistrate reprimanded the men for Uius need lessly exposing themselves lo being struck by trains.— Railway Age. GEMS OF THOUGHT If you are doing well enough you aro nol doing very well. It's all in the point of view—if it's your point of j view. Love is said to be blind because it can never see its I finish. Give ear to tbe wash woman as weil as your t cial CHO CKO DOES STUNTS FOR SCHOOL KIDDIES ; v . - -, '.V * ' ■ - ; Æm % I Wk gUS . wW. & . x • , ■a • Jflö m .4 H " h'% <S M g- N ' P&v. 'mm. m ' J r / i ft ■■ ■ V ye ■ ' I *■ On«*' is- f ■>- •* / m « s w%- si -, . Ci mW Tlf i-.-L æ-<- s ï; ÿ £•4 ■ A wv t ■/ ' i-'c.V CHO Clio C ho. Cho, Red C.roas Clown. Give« Ileal .1» Tnlka tq City Children, end Keeps Them laiuoliiiin. ''W'o'll give the teachers n holiday. I want to bo teacher or 1 won't play," shouted Cho Gho, -Hie health clown to thu laughing, applsudlnt pupils that crowded the assembly room ul No. 21 School this afternoon. Those who had sold Uio most Christmas si als were ad mitted. us them was not room enough for (ho whole school. Tho famous clown, who Is here under Hod Cross auspices, oamo in w.th i whoops. Jingling hells and a big bas- | k--t full of vegetables. Ho told the eti.l dn-n ho made them laiuh to find out who had pearls and who had coffee beans feir teeth. Th-m he acted out a vivid .portrayal of the toothache that ! foli.iws a scare U y of tooth-brushing. j "l»n and ma when they wiu small. brushed llielr l. elh this way," mak'ng J side strokes, '"hut that ain't stylish now. Do HI this way'." making tip and ! down strokes. "Whodrank m'lk this mornlrg? Fine! Mllk hardens bones. Coffee and lea make «of,1 bonesr fouled Gho Cho. , * Who drank Cocoa? Who drank water? This number of m'lk-drlakors w'll plea m: my friends, tlie rows I siiouted tho c'own. mooing until tho pa plls yeJled wtth glee ! Cho-Gho hauled a Mg cabbage out i of hIs basket saying; "Good for boys and girls, but not raw. ' Onions arc good, luo, but It's not polite to cal raw onions and then come to 1 school r Other healthful vegetables followed, -.ranges nuufljgr- ; of oafcr.-U •*» •^ u ir er "You bunch back there, don't b afraid to laugh. When there's fun going on, 1 always .-ay to take two tickets," grinned Cho-Cho. -Who eats »plnnaeh?" ho continued. All these "Now 1 know the secret, g rls with beautiful complexions cat spinach. They won't have to go to a drug store for rosy cheeks when they grow to be young adles." "1 don't believe he eats It," whis pered a small girl looking at the clown's wh le-chalked cheeks. Gho Gho went on interspersing 1 BONDS BOUGHT—SOLD—QUOTED $50—$ ICO—$1,000 I GALLEN & COMPANY. BROKERS. 717 Market Street Second Eloor. Liberty Bonds Bought Sold F. D. LACKEY & CO (Lackey Building) 923 Market Street L'EMRERS NEW YORK & PHIL ADELPHIA STOCK EXCHANGES The Oa? Resoktioi for 1920 That should be kept even if al' others go into the dis card: ■T-»* V X • ... / - . : ( y ». ■ i * ■ " , y A-J -ÏâJ Hat as Qui !:!y as Possible I ll Take Cut Aie;uat:L'fe Insurance for the Protection cf My Family. a 9 .> \ l ■, v ' •• »Ä I/,; y? iilTi M ■ -if « S'-" . \r^'' 1 M And with this little re solve remember that "Time and Tide wait for no Man. |> pa't- . ; lw' '■Mtïo.. iovi-j M, MET HIM YET? FRANK L. CATES Representing the Mutual Life Insurance Co, of N. Y. Office, 304G-A, duPont Bldg., Wilmington, Del. D. & A. Phone 5237. health suggestions with comic stunt. 0 that kept tho children In gales of laughter and will make them remem ber what he sain as long us they live Ho talked later at No 2 Sohoo'. Tho reporter had to leave half way through tho talk U) get this article ,n today's paper, but It was mighty hard to tear away. ^ The nnon meeting of tho Kiwunls Club today. In the duBarry room of tho Hotel duPont, was one of the largest meetings over held by the club. Out of a tola! membership of 172, there were 132 PERSONS ATTEND KÎWANIS LUNC1L0N 132 persons present Dr. Lincoln A. Wirt; who recently ro ftoni Palestine and Armenia, d ^ ( . 0 ndlU««» In «lie near East. Dr Wirt scored the Turks In numeas ured terms for tqclr brutal treatment °f 'Do Armenians, and declared Lie 1'nl'cd States should take up the man date over Turkey as provided by the .League of Nations agreement. J. C. Colt won an Angora rug offered by J- Wirt Willis, of tbe New Castle | Leather Company, and W illiam b Ma»k won a luncheon ticket offered by Lnooh j VoW-T of tba Mooj Tire and Rubber --aJi'ilPi STORK (.HANGES OWNERSHIP, The Household Store, No. 608 King street, has purchased the enti-e stock «T 'he Wilmington Variety Store, No. 313 King street, and previous to remov ng any slock, is conducting a half «r ! price sale, We Renovate Ma 4 tresses Make Un-Hi as good as now. Del. Mal'rcss Factory and Fum^ure S :ore ' ' Phone II52-W. 303 W. Second St. j i = Ow:m. Ander-cn an:l Rumfcrd MrpibfTf of N. Y. Stork Lxclmofc. WIL, Del, Phone 7 0S0 (InFont Rid*. Listed, Unlisted and Local Securities v. r- * I SEEK PRESBYTERY'S CONSENT TO COMBINE ; The proposal to consolidate the First and the Central Presbyterian Churches of this city may be laid before tho reg ular meeting of tho Presbytery of New Castle next week at Dover. Tho minor différences In tho propo sals ns submitted to tho congregations of the two churches, It was understood this afternoon, have been adjusted, and ; only require tho formal affirmation of , tho Presbytery to become effective and I binding. Tho assent of the Presbytery, it Is expected, will be given without opposition. Exactly whether tho proposal "'*11 bo laid b fore the Presbytery next week, or would bo withheld until later when a special session of the Presbytery would bo asked for, members of tho trustees of tho churches In question declined today to say. They agre d. however, that Insofar ns tho proposi tion concerned tho ohurches Individ «ally there was no obslacl s to prevent such presentation at tho regular ses sion. s I f ; J M ^ j CURES PILES The Only tnlrnmi Rrmrdjr, 2 5r, ftOo and $1.00 the Ho*. Sold by ALL DRUGGISTS Or tent by mall ou receipt of price. Pilocura Co., Wash., D. 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Read our booklet, which de scribes it fully. i Equ : table Trust Co., i ii N. W. Cor. N'nth and Market Street# WImington, Delaware. Our 1019 Outlook was remarkably accurate and valuable in pointing out underlying mar ket conditions and we believe tills Issue will equal, if nol surpass its predecessor. You should read this document if inter ested in; OILS Eile Today Vonr Request for u I ree Copy AV4-3 FINANCIAL OUTLOOK FCR INDUSTRIALS MOTORS 1823 McCALL 6? RILEY Company, Incorporated 1120 WALNUT STREET, PIIII.A. Telephones: Locust 3700 New York Direct Private Wires Harrisburg Race 130 I Delaware Trugt Company Wilmington Seaford Laurel Millsboro Middletown Dover Georgetown 4 )f La For Travelers Before you start on that trip, let us provide you with travelers' checks or with a letter of credit, ,md thus yr will provide your self against worry. I ■ \ L r I \CCl ST I» OF THEFT OF SKINS. 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