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distinguished guests
Ex-Governor Miller Presides and Governor Townsend
Chief Speaker
Prominent Delawareans and friends
of the college attended the third ob
servance of Founder's Day at the Wo
College of Delaware last Satur
<j a y. Added to the usual interest at
tending the day were the exercises
marking the laying of the cornerstone
0 f the new dormitory, which is to be
complete by September, 1918. Hon
ora b!e Charles R. Miller, former gov
emor of Delaware, presided, and Gov
ernor John G. Townsend was the prin
cipal speaker at these exercises.
The afternoon's program opened
with the Sophomore tree ceremony on
the campus, the girls planting an elm
for the enjoyment of generations to
come. Miss Margaret Reynolds, presi
dent of the Sophomore class, present
Bed the spade, at the close of the cere
mony to Miss Mary Mitchell repre
senting the Freshmen.
Founder's Day exercises were held
in Residence Hall, Dean Robinson pre
Hsiding. Mi .s Robinson extended words
of greeting, and dwelt, for a moment,
«upon the growth of the college—from
Bfifty to the present enrollment of 120
Jwith a faculty membership of 22.
The Dean concluded her remarks
jwith the announcement of student sub
scriptions to the Liberty Loan,
(amounting to $2,000, and of an endow
ment gift of $150 in Liberty Bonds,
■by the present Senior class. Miss
■Edith McDoug^ej, president of the
fctudent Self Government Association,
[spoke of the benefits of student gov
ernment, as a ferrure of the students'
■raining for life.
I President S. C. Mitchell spoke of the
fulfilled purposes of the college, de
llaring, "If anyone to date has been
■isappointed in the Women's College
Ko date, I have not heard of him. So
lar as I know not a single purpose has
tailed or been unfulfilled. The col
lege opened its doors at the darkest
lour in the history of mankind. Lloyd
Beorge speaks of it as the death of
Rvilization. The darkness has been
■creasing since that opening day
■ree years ago, and it is peculiarly
■freshing for us to turn from the aw
:d cross meet
0 Consider Soldiers Xmas
1 Gifts
Mrs. C. B. Evans, chairman of
|e Newark Red Cross organiza
pn, has called a meeting of the
■sociation to be held at head
parters in the Elliot building on
pursday afternoon, at four
flock, for the purpose of taking
(tion relative to sending Christ
as packages to soldiers in France.
(Miss Grime, chairman of the
(litters' Committee, stated today
(at wool is now in the hands of
pnty knitters. An urgent call
[ s come this week for scarfs,
|d those at work on these are
ifed to forward them at the earl
|t possible moment.
you want to send a Christmas
■sent to a soldier ? It is planned to
■d every soldier in France a Christ
■ s package.
RäA is to be of practically the same
W and shape and to be wrapped in
■ Wn paper tied with red cord, and
W- a Christmas label which will
a greeting from America,
.•aeh of these packages must be
■y to go before the middle of No
■'bèr, and will be forwarded by the
W Cross, but they are to come from
■°ne who wants to send one.
V you want to send a Christmas
Rage, this is what you can do:
Rfst, get a piece of cotton cloth,
Rralily khaki-colored, or extra size
l dk erchief, 27 inches square, and
« ke center of the handkerchief you
i! a wr *ting paper as near
«7 10 inches as possible. On this
«Place enough of the following ar
« s to make $1.50 worth. You can
« 6 an y these you wish, and if
« e 's anything else you would like
Rt in, all the better:
RaU-colored handkerchief, writing
« r pad, envelopes, pencil, postals,
J (in paper cover), scrap-book,
rn ade, containing a good short
ful spectacle of the mad world with
all its forces combining for dest
tion, to this bit of constructive work__
where we are building the enduring
things in life.
Mrs. Charles R. Miller, represent
ing the Women's Council of National
Defense in Delaware, spoke of the
work of the organization,
cil directs the efforts of millions of
women," Mrs. Miller said, "the plan of.
work coming from Washington, and
the state
The Coun
organizations taking up the
duties in the order in which they are
assigned to them. Duties crowd
upon the other, but so long as our men
are in the trenches we must neither
nor delay, but hold hands
with them. The army of men who are
ready to fight for America are pat
riots, the army of women
sistants to patriots, but real patriots
"The women of Delaware in the Li
berty Loan campaign drawing to a
close, have sold over a million and a
quarter bonds. They have echoed the
spirit of Sergeant Empey, who at the
Playhouse the other evening said:—
'Buy a Liberty Bond and nail it to the
wall as a testimonial to your children
that you have obeyed the behest of
your government.'
"Now we come to the Hoover Pledge
card, through which we ask the
men of Delaware to save, by methods
of substitution, such foods
needed by the soldiers on the swampy
plains of Flanders. We must preach
selection and substitution everywhere.
General Pershing, when entertained in
London last summer was asked where
are not as
as are
he preferred his sugar, in his coffee,
or on his strawberries, ^.nd so wc
must make our choice and substitute
other nourishment to release food
stuffs for the Allies in need. We hope
to get in Delaware during next week
43,000 signatures, which represents 80
per cent of the family population.
"And our children. The children
have been called the Second Line of
Defense. Certainly it has never been
so imperative to shield and protêt our
(Continued on Page 5)
Guests At Luncheon
Last Saturday
On Founders' Day, October 27,
a number of guests were entertain
ed at lunch at the Women's Col
lege. The lunch served to these
guests was in keeping with the
numerous changes instituted by
the matron, Miss Churchman, in
the menus in the college dining
hall in accordance with the neces
sity for economy caused by the
war. The rolls had barley substi
tuted for a portion of the wheat,
and a goodly amount of oatmeal
instead of wheat in the cakes.
Among the guests were Governor
and Mrs. Townsend, and Mrs. Jul
ian Townsend; former Governor
and Mrs. Miller; Mrs. Edwin F.
Grice, of Philadelphia; Mrs. A. D.
Warner, of Wilmington; and Mrs.
Charles Evans, of Newark.
story ,jokes, etc.; knife, such as Boy
Scouts use; mirror
chiefs, khaki-colored, neckties, mouth
electric torch, compass, play
steel, handker
ing cards, mechanical puzzles, games,
tobacco, pipe and pipe cleaners, cigar
ette papers, water-tight match box,
chewing gum, fruited, chocolate and
other sweetened crackers, in original
packages, fruit cake, preserved ginger,
salted nuts, prunes, figs, hard candy,
dates, raisins, chocolate in tin foil,
Nothing should be sent in the Xmas
package that would not keep from the
time of packing till Christmas.
It is best to pack the dried fruits
and other food products in small tin or
wooden boxes. The hard candy would
probably be safe in tin-foil or card
board. No soft chocolate or other
candy that will crush should be used,
and no liquids or articles packed in
glass should be put in.
Arrange all the articles chosen on
the pad of paper so that the whole
package shall not be more than five or
six inches high.
Then wrap and tie in the handker
chief with one inch Christmas ribbon
and place a Christmas card under the
Conservation Cam
paign Now On
Pledge Cards Distributed by
Scool Children
School children in Newark en
tered upon the fulfillment of the
first specific duty assigned them in
helping Uncle Sam to win the war
on Monday, when they began the
circulation of the Hoover pledge
cards, according to the plan advo
cated by State Commissioner of
Education. A. R. Spaid
Cards were circulated on Mon
day to every child in the grades,
asking the little citizens to take
them to their homes, and get them
signed. Where this plan brings
more than one card into a home the
children are instructed to take the
extra cards to other families in the
Many cards have already been
returned with signatures. The
first three days of the week will be
devoted to the enrollment of fam
ilies represented in the school, and
the last to all other families.
Women Ineligible To
The appointment of Miss Mabel
Lodge, a candidate for school super
intendent of Kent county, it is claim
ed could not be made under the State
Constitution, which forbids the ap
pointment or election of any person to
a county office, who is not eligible to
vote for a Representative in the Gen
eral Assembly. The exact language
of the State Constitution of 1897 on
this point is as follows:
—No person shall be elected or ap
pointed to an office within a county
who shall not have a right to vote for
a Representative in the General As
'Section 11
Miss Blodgett Tells Why We
Must Save
A largely attended meeting of the
Newark Parent-Teacher Association
was held last Thursday afternoon in
the Grammar School. Principal Koeh
ler, in a short talk, suggested a fine
lyceurti course for the town. Miss
Blodgett, new State leader of ho ne
demonstration work, was the principal
speaker. In an earnest talk, Miss Blod
gett explained why, if Germany is not
to win the war, housewives of Amer
ica MUST conserve all -the fats—beef
and pork—sugar and wheat.
"Before the war," she said, "Ger
many produced four-fifths of her food,
England only one-fifth. Now Ger
many has her own vast acreages in
tact, and in addition certain tracts in
France, Belgium, and Russia, under
cultivation by prisoners of war.
can thus see, what the United States
must do for France and England."
The committee appointed the last
meeting to inspect the school build
ings, reported in detail. A resume of
the report will be given in next week'»
bow of ribbon. On this càrd you can
place your name and address.
Wrap the parcel again in heavy
light-brown manilla paper, tie secure
ly with a red cord and put on a Christ
mas label.
Bring your package to the Delaware
Red Cross by November 10, and then
you can be certain that some soldier
boy will get your gift at Christmas
In Newark, take the package to lo
cal headquarters on Main street, Mrs.
C. B. Evans, chairman
It is hoped that Delaware will make
great showing of these Christmas
packages. They are needed by the
hundreds of thousands from America,
troops are going over all the while
and it is desired that every man shall
have one of these packages from home.
You do not know how much it may
to some far-away lad in khaki
to open this little package and find
your gift and your greeting.
All articles asked for in the pack
ages, it is announced by the Red Cross
be purchased at cost at the R.
Topkis and Son store, 415 Market
street, Wilmington.
Fatal Accident
Near Dagsboro
Governor's Wife Killed When
Machine Skids During Storm
Mrs. John G. Townsend, Jr., wife of
Governor Townsend, died on Saturday
night following a motor car accident
near Dagsboro, in which she and the
Governor were hurt.
Townsend sustained a fractured collar
bone, her death is believed to have re
sulted from shock, as she is thought
to have had a weak heart and had been
complaining. Governor Townsend was
bruised but his injury was only slight.
The accident happened shortly after
10 o'clock.
While Mrs.
Governor and Mrs. Townsend had
been at Newark on Saturday, attend
ing the Founder's Day exercises, at
which jfhe governor made an address.
They started home late in the after
noon in their motor car, being accom
panied by their son and daughter-in
law, Mr. and Mrs. Julian E. Townsend,
who, however, left the car at George
town, Governor and Mrs. Townsend
starting for their home in Selbyville
alone. They were proceeding along
the duPont Boulevard, and, handicap
ped by a storm, they came upon a car
riage proceeding in the same direction,
just after leaving Dagsboro, but did
not see the carriage until very close
to it. Governor Townsend, who was
driving the car, applied the emergency
brake, which caused the car to skid
and go over to the side of the road,
where it rolled over on its side. Gov
ernor Townsend was not thrown from
the machine, but Mrs. Townsend was
jolted from her seat, and despite his
injuries, the governor lifted the ma
chine from her. The car was not rest
ing on her body in such a manner as
to crush it, and apparently her only
injury was a fractured collar bone.
About this time a motorist named
Truitt from Millsboro drew up, and
learning of the accident, left his party
along the road and started for Selby
ville with the Governor and Mrs.
Townsend in his car. Mrs. Townsend
spoke one or two words after the acci
dent, and it is believed that she did not
live over ten minutes.
Arriving at the Townsend home in
Selbyville, Drs. H. E. Evans and Geo.
E. James were summoned, and fol
lowing an examination they expressed
the opinion that Mrs. Townsend died
from shock.
The Governor's injuries consisted
mainly of bruises and he was not ser
iously hurt, although it is said, suffer
ing from shock .
The sad news cast a gloom over the
entire State, especially in Selbyville,
and there were no services at the M.
E. Church there Sunday. Governor
Townsend and members of his family
are members of this church.
Secretary of State Everett C. John
son, of Newark, left for Selbyville
Sunday afternoon, arriving there that
Mrs. Townsend was a charming wo
man, having a pleasing personality.
She was 44 years of age and she and
the Governor were married about 27
Before her marriage she
years ago.
was Miss Jennie L. Collins, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Collins, of
Worcester county, Md. Both her par
ents are dead. In addition to her
husband, she is survived by six child
ren—Julian E. Townsend, Mrs. Edith
Tubbs, John G. Townsend, 3d, Pres
ton L. and Master Paul Townsend and
Miss Lyla Townsend. All live at home
with the exception of Julian E. Town
send and Mrs. Edith Tubbs.
The funeral took place this afetmoon,
with services at the house in Selbyville,
at 3 o 'clock p. m., and interment in Red
Men 's cemetery in that town.
Wheat Stacks Des
troyed By Fire
Five stacks of wheat on the farm
of Charles Ayers, near Iron Hill,
which is tenanted by his son, Jos
eph Ayers, were destroyed by fire
one night the middle of last week.
It was estimated that there were ;
2000 bushels of wheat in the four
stacks, partly covered by insur
ance. The origin of the fire is un
Change of Residence
Miss Emma Lilley has vacated the
John Powell moved into
Haines property on Main street, to
spend the winter with her brother, T
L. Lilley.
the dwelling this week.
RECEIVE $104,000
Newark banks on Monday morn
ing reported subscriptions to the
Second Liberty Loans, amounting
to $104,300. Owing to the fact that
many large amounts were sub
scribed through out of town chan
nels, previous to the beginning of
the local drive, it is impossible to
give the exact figure, representing
the sum subscribed by residents of
Miss Annie Hossinger, chairman
of the district between the B. & O.
and South College Avenue, includ
ing Elkton, Delaware and Amstel
Avenues, won the honors in the
local compaign, reporting a larger
amount and more subscriptions
than any other captain.
The sum subscribed through the
local banks represents 432 individ
ual subscriptions. The names fol
Dr. S. C. Mitchell, Walter C.
Curtis, Daniel Thompson, Cora V.
Thompson, H. Warner McNeal,
Harry Hayward, J. H. Hossinger,
Gertrude L. Blodgett, Ernest
Frazer, Alice P. Shellender, John
Lightning Struck Two
Barns And Bank
The severe electrical and rain
storm of Saturday night did con
siderable damage north of Newark.
Lightning struck the barn of Ne
wall Good, a merchant at Kembles
ville, but fortunately did not set
fire to the building. It damaged the
roof and the bolt contined down to
the ground floor. One of the
freaks of this bolt of lightning was
that it torn apart a shovel on the
ground floor but did no other
The barn of Morton Brothers,
near Russelville, Pa., five miles
from Oxford, was also struck by
lightning and burned to the
ground. The reflection of this
blaze could be seen in Newark.
The ^xford (Pa.) National Bank
was also struck by lightning Sat
urday night, and damaged con
Several Purchase Homes
Two houses on Park Place be
longing to D. Lee Rose, and Mrs.
E. C. Johnson, have been sold this
week, the former to M. O. Pence,
State leader of County Agents, and
the latter to George L. Mj&dill, of
Wilmington. Both purchasers will
occupy the residences in the near
future. Mr. Rose has purchased
the dwelling occupied by A. C.
Whittier, on South College Avenue,
and will move within the next two
weeks. —•
To End With Rally At Newark
One hundred automobiles, head
ed by the Newark band, leave New
Castle tomorrow in an all day
demonstration for the "Dry" cam
paign in rural New Castle. The
cars will visit Delaware City, Port
Penn, Odessa, Townsend, Middle
town, Mt. Pleasant, St. Georges,
Glasgow, Christiana, Station,
Marshallton, Newport, Richardson
Park, Holly Oak, Claymont, Rock
land and Hockessin, the parade
ending at Newark with a grand
rally at seven-thirty. There will
be in the party six prominent
speakers who will address the
crowd in the towns visited. The
Honorable Harry Mayer, ex-mavor
of Dover, will be the chief speaker
at the Newark meeting.
; Successor To Miss Medill
The second general teachers'
! meeting of the year was held in
the principal's office this after
noon, at three-thirty. Dr. G. S.
Counts, of the Department of Ed
ucation, Delaware College, led a
! discussion on "The Making of
j Public School Curricula."
I Angie Perkins has been appointed
(teacher of the Fifth Grade to suc
ceed Miss Agnes Medill, resigned.
Pemberton, George Pemberton,
Pusey Pemberton, Alfred A. Cur
tis, Eben B. Frazer, Jas. S. Frazer,
Jr., Frank Collins, Edwina Long,
Alice L. Roop, Senior Class Wo
men's College, Margaret H. Spring
er, J. Leonard Lewis, Jno. E.
Lewis, Alice P. Ahern, S. B. Herd
man, Walter R. Powell, Margaret
R. Janvier, Ætna Fire Company,
Jno. I. Atkinson, Jno. C. Grier,
Harvey B. Steele, Paul G. Swayne,
Jennie A. Foster, Claud C. Spiker,
Florence C. Parrish, Dr. Raymond
C. Reed, W. B. Smith, Sol. Wilson,
Lydia Fader, Winifred Fader,
Eleanor Fader, Violet Fader, Ray
mond Fader, Amos Osmond, A.
Wallace Evans, Chas. B. Evans, D.
Raymond McNeal, Rev. W. J. Row
an, Fred E. Clark, M. O. Pence,
Bayard Murray, Gertha 0. Gray,
E. V. Vaughn, 0. W. Widdoes,
Chas. P. Steele, Mrs. Earnest
Frazer, Walter Leak, Stella J.
Thomas, E. C. Wilson, Jane R.
Maxwell, Lydia J. Chambers, An
nie M. Cooch, Mrs. Harry Hay
(Continued on Page 4)
Beat All Colleges East of
Francis L. O'Rourke, Firman
Penuel, and F. B. Martenis, the
Cattle Judging Team of Delaware
College, won fifth place at the Na
tional Dairy Show held at Colum
ibus, Ohio, on October 19th. The
local men were -beaten only by
Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and
South Dakato, winning over all
state colleges east of the Mississ
ippi river. They were accompanied
by F. A. Hays, who coached them
for the vent. F. L.O'Rourke of New
ark, won seventh honors in in
dividual record, in a class of
thirty-eight contestants. The Dela
ware men were fourth in judging
Guernseys, second in Ayrshires,
tenth in Jerseys, sixth in Hols
Successful Meeting
of Ladies' Aid
The Ladies' Aid, a live organ
ization of Ebenezer Church, met
last Saturdây evening, at the home
•of Archie S. Walton. In spite of
the storm the meeting was largely
attended and an interesting pro
gram presented.
Mary Jane McKinsey N
Mary Jane McKinsey, daughter of
the late Tobias and Maria Tyson Mc
Kinsey, died October 27, in Wilming
ton. Funeral services were held from
the residence of Mrs. Laura Willis, on
Cleveland avenue, Newark, on Tues
day, October 30th, at two o'clock.
Interment in Newark M. E. Cemetery.
William T. Hall
William T. Hall, aged 73 years, died
last Saturday, October 27th, at his
home near Newark, from the effects
of a stroke of apoplexy. Funeral ser
vices were held on Wednesday, Octo
ber 31st, at 2 o'clock. Interment in
Salem M. E, Cemetery. A wife, four
sons and three daughters survive.
Elsie J. Barkley
Elsie J. Barkley, wife of N.
Smith Barkley, died at the home of
her daug-ffter, Mrs. Harlan Herd
man, Newark, on Saturday, Octo
ber 31st, after an illness of several
weeks. Funeral services were held
from the residence of her daughter
on Tuesday at two o'clock. Inter
ment in Mt. Salem Cemetery, Wil
mington. A husband and one
daughter, survive.
Benjamin B. Hough
Benjamin B. Hough, aged 59 years,
died at his home near Thompson Sta
tion on Monday, October 29th, after
several months' illness. The deceased
was well known here as the architect
of the New Century Club building,
and the Dr. Steel residence. Mr.
Hough was also supervising architect
of the Women's College buildings.
Funeral services will be held from
the late residence on Thursday, 'No
vember 1st, at 2 o'clock. Interment
in Newark M. E. Cemetery. A wife
and three daughters survive.

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