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THE NEWARK POST
SPRING Newark, Delaware Will To i to old 500 country The the will for was on a The 1917 less The the pected Published Every Wednesday by Everett C. Johnson ArWress all communications to The Newark Post. Make '(1ST. ,.. hones, D. & A., 92 and 93. We want and invito communications, but they must be signed by the writer 's name—not for publication, but for information and protection. all checks to The Newark our Ketored as second-class matter at Newark, Del., under act of March 3, 1879. 1 he subscription price of this paper is $1.50 per year in advance. Single copies 4 cents. JANUARY lfi, 1918 OUR SCHOOLS DURING WAR TIME continued from page one tactics; but our military authorities have been slow to learn their lesson. The navy has been a training school for several years; hence there is no cry, such as comes from the army, for better trained men. We are told that Germany had in her army, at the beginning of the war 20,000 gas welders; last spring when this country declared war, our army had 20 gas welders! Any wonder the army officers are calling upon the teachers of the trades and industries to rush the training of 300,000 mechanics and mechan icians! Get fied When the England by necessity accepted the services of her best teach ers and educated men when she first sent an army to check the victorious march of the Germans through Belgium and northern France. Later some of these who escaped death were recalled to assist in training men in the industries at home. We are making the same mistake; and, unless our Exemption Boards are instructed to keep hands off our vocational teachers, some parts of our school system w ill break down. The draft has taken so many of the agricultural teachers that the farm projects for high school boys under the Smith-Hughes law are likely to fall. If food is to win the war these helpers must not he put into the trenches. The man who trains the youth for the plow and the furrow is as important as the officer who trains our young men for the musket and the trench. The same, perhaps, is true of our teachers of science, said that Germany went into the war with two hundred fifty chem ists for every six in England and seven in France, destruction of brave armies by liquid lire and poisonous gases by we such he nition he more year tory less — will ing fact and It is Hence, the the Huns. We must speed up in our schools. They are the best training If our armies are patriotic (who disputes camps of a democracy, it?) the boys got their spirit of patriotism in our public schools and colleges. There has been revealed, however, in drafting our first great army, one deplorable condition which sadly reflects on every state which has failed to enforce the compulsory school law, namely, the fact that we have forty thousand illiterate soldiers. It is more than a blot on our boasted democracy—it is the same evil that threatens Russia. "General Ignorance" is the Kaiser's most pow erful ally. Under no conditions should we listen to anyone who proposes to close the public schools, technical schools and colleges. The teachers and pupils in our schools have been called our Second Line of Defense. Our schools and colleges are the training camps Democracy, whether we continue to need soldiers or mtel of our ligent citizens. , „ . , ,. If England and France now see the need of preparing for the future, whv should we be educational slackers, when we have not vet tasted the destruction of war, as these nations have. Last spring in some states high school boys were permitted school before the term ended on promise to help on the June, after the schools closed, these seniors stop - * — They were slackers. to stop farms. But, in ped work, and loafed the rest of the summer. However, in other states under agricultural teachers * camps proved to be valuable aids to farming communities. in the thirty approved high schools of Delaware . _:i . i...i(' ,.r Hw.an hpinir hovs. Ot these o.XI the high school hoys were organized into hgih school principals. or camps These There are in _ . . . . resident pupils, half of these being boys, hovs no doubt the majority have farm work at home. At the same dected [ with care a j. neighborhood of the camp for bohting pujTose«- f "™" 1 ™ supervisor, as to wages, r äTmÄ* a ' s " kecp 0C T," K 750 non towns St .1 camp. ° r Vt^dents° of Delaware College who have no ; would be eligible to join a camp, and cities should not send their sons definite work for Parents living in into th* country' V the summer, w the towns to work alone. „„„„wlv through the summer vaca All school boys who work regutarly^hrougn other tion earn (he right *« "JSrl»tlc! we have learned considerations. I artnl. < hi-h' prices, hut they do not loan that. They want the prevailing pnw. lheir chU . their money to their governmen , y conservation dren to buy thrift «tamps; they refuse^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ pledges; they make no W when wh eat bread is cheaper; eat buckwheat cakes and c i to feed the Allies and the they raise larger c [ 0 ^.^^A in t he war stricken countries. There starving women and child JJj laku advantage of war condi fore, knowing that some men to take a firm stand lions, it behooves those int ^ speed up , for democracy must in favor of childhood. > ", . , ()Ur public schools, be quickened. Hs very founda£ ^ ' General Wood is reported Our colleges are no less mpor an of boys> and there is to have said that he does m tjant ^ be takon from their good reason why °" r cu '"*** are compelled to draw upon courses before graduation un css physic ians. Our college these immature engmeers. c ^ thc mimary authorities to fill faculties and trustees shou j ^ with enlisted men. It would up their class rooms and la ^ Genera l Ignorance. Enlisted be a fine opportunity to h hort unit courses. Delaware c^. t«,,«. should be free. hi is r ,,liin-an effort should r rEency c " urMS ' 9hü offered for » port <*',*!" that food will win the We must educate. Mr* J" , turned into brain power. In he is right if the food can oe iur*. fuH ()f tr i a i s and tellecf 1 will win the war, or dem °o ar 'brightest and best educated " SSSÄtfÄ- their present s.audardl Let gpced up now! no us ! if we ! wheat " ! stop i have have and We the of SPRING PLOWING IN FRANCE Will Be Done By Tractors From America To increase France's crops and to lighten the burden of toil on her old men, women, children, 1, 500 farm tractors will go to that country from the Unted States. The first hundred are already on the way, and the whole number will be in France by March, in time for the spring plowing. Deck space was provided for the first shipment on a naval transport. Schools of instruction will be organized. The acreage sown to crops in the uninvaded portion of France in 1917 was about 10,000,000 acres less than in 1913, or 24.4 per cent. The increased production through | the use of tractors this year is ex pected to greatly improve the food situation. corn did have put ahead were known much year our cost had eral and Get Ready For The Spring Drive Many of us think in a self satis fied sort of way that we have ac complished everything humanly possible during the past year. When we look back to 1917 with the added vision of another year's will see how childish for and progress we we were in supposing w T e did any such thing. Every American, be he soldier, farmer, miner, or mu nition worker, will do more next must do more next year than j year— he ever did before. More grain, more food crops, meat must be produced next more year than ever before in the his tory of the country, and that with less labor, plished simply by working harder — by cultivating more acres. It will not be accomplished by work ing longer hours, fact most farmers work too hard and too long as it is. needed is something far different. Probably the first step toward greater accomplishment will act ually lessen labor, through the elimination of dupli cated efforts brought about by thought, better planning, It will not be aecom As a matter of What is This will come more better preparation, and less dupli cation of effort will pave the way toward larger crops with even less labor than usual. There will really be very little excuse for any of us if we have to unhook from the drill to go to town to get a load of fertilizer, or FOR - *3 '..A' •; . ~-:y i ,>• Ï- iil m 4 r :A, x : v&sL efrCi ys ! ~ O'* r;>* \ v r- "T" - v- js <r : jjR j Lf I ÿ' î ; J' - A J ar 1 y _ •frr~T 4 * '■ V F is the In and Let > Interest Paid on all Deposits 2 per cent, on Check Accounts 4 per cent, on Savings Accounts NEWARK TRUST AND SAFE DEPOSIT COMPANY NEWARK, DELAWARE if we are two days late starting wheat harvest because we have to stop and fix the binder. We should have been prepared for it; should have hauled the fertilizer early and fixed the drill on a rainy day. We will have little reason to bless the railroad if it delivers oiir car of fertilizer too late to put on the field. The railroad probably R. | corn did the best it could and we could have done better. We could have put the order in weeks or months ahead of the time we did. If we were on the job we should have known by the first of January how much fertilizer we needed for the year and gone ahead and placed our order for it. cost no more and we would have had the goods on time. It would have Courts Busy In 1917 During 1917, the Courts of Gen eral Session, Oyer and Terminer and Common P'eas of New Castle disnooed of (120 cases, County marking an unusually busy year for the courts. Charges of larceny, false swearing, violation of a consent law, breaking and entering and murder were especially nuni on of erous. Eight prisoners were before the | Court of Oyer and Terminer on | Before General j charged with breaking an 1 enter ing, 32 for false swearing, 50 for robbery, 263 for larceny, and three for manslaughter. murder charges. Sessions Court 27 prisoners were w. It act by WILSON of is FUNERAL DIRECTOR Prompt and Personal Attention way less little to to or TENT AT CEMETERY Appointments the Best PICTURE FRAMING R. T. JONES FOE FUNERAL DIRECTOR FOR Upholstering and Repairing tf. Second Hand Furniture Bought and Sold ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE —of— PERSONAL PROPERTY tf. on road from McLaughlin'9 Mill toCowen town, on MONDAY, JANUARY 21st, 1918 at 11 o'clock Horses, Cattle, Farming Implements, Hay, Straw, Fodder, Corn, and Potatoes. F.verything to be sold. of the | on | for HARRY BROWN, HENRIETTA BROWN, Adms. w. S. Armstrong, Auci. LEGAL NOTICE Estate of Evan W.Lewis, deceased Notice is hereby given that Let tera Testamentary upon Estate of Evan W. Lewis, late of White Clay Creek Hundred, de ceased, were duly granted unto Annie B. Lewis on the eighth day of November, A. D. 1917, and all indebted to the said de the persons ceased are requested to make pay ment to the Executrix without de lay, and all persons having de mands against the deceased are re quired to exhibit and present the duly probated to the said same Executrix on or before the eighth day of November, A. D. 1918, or abide by the law in this behalf. Address : J. PEARCE CANN, Esq. Attorny-at-law, Wilmington, Del. Best ANNIE B. LEWIS, Executrix. Want Advertisements For Sale, For Real, Leal tad Feond FOE BALE—New two and one-half story frame eight-room dwelling en lot OOzSOO. Bare chance. Price $2200 to quick buyer. NEWAEK TRUST AND SAFE DEPOSIT CO. lteal Estate Department ; FOR SALE—Pure bred stock cock erels—Barred Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, and White Leghorn of the famous Lady Eglantine strain. $2.00 each. G. W. MURRAY, Phone 252-J, Newark. tf. WANTED — A stenographer and first class office girl. Must be a good penman. Apply in own handwriting stating experience and salary expected. Permanent position for the right person. Apply XYZ tf. Newark Past. FOR SALE—New 9-room house, barn and chicken house with nearly nine acres of good land about one mile from postoffice. WELLER'S 5-10-25c STORE. \ 12-5-tf. FOR SALE—Eight room house on Delaware Avenue. All modern conveniences. New pipeless | heater this year. Apply ISAAC R. JOHNSON, Newark of all 12-5-tf. FOR SALE—Large dwelling and J tract of land in the business 3 centre of Newark. Has front of 139 feet on Main St. (much wider in rear). Extends 887 feet to B. ! and O. R. R. Side entrance on || Choate St. Front suitable for residence or business block, centre for building lots, rear for coal, lumber, manufacturing or other business requiring a siding. Fine opportunity for the right man. Apply to EDWARD W. COOCH, Equitable Building, Wilmington, Delaware. de de re the n or FOR SALE — Berkshire Pigs, six weeks old. EMORY P. EWING, 'Phone 98-J-2 « l-9-2t-pd. . FOR SALE—Small place, 28 acres. JOSEPH KEMETHER, R. D. 2, Elkton, Md. l-16-4t-pd. \'a m Berkshire pigs, seven FOR SALE to eight weeks old. 1-16-2t. 'PHONE 119. I / K'M your m—f ye*t mm wmA mk* m4 1mm with mr corn nti kit ktral«» to Cäu hnto to • to TtototoOMkad;«. Ttew » too m Koto* h««J h.ml »•* i JOHN F. RICHARDS Del&wi Newark BUILDING LOTS FOR SAL. Buy a lot on the installment plan. Five dollars per front foot. Lots 50x150 feet deep, and psy ments $5.00 monthly. Only a fei left at this price. Why p' more rent all your life when thru 1 Building & Loan Assosiation y can own a home in 12 years? C to see me if interested. T. F. ARMSTRONG. Own Desirable Properties fc Sale Store, with dwelling attach ed, 40 foot lot adjoinix*r j excellent location. Pos March 1, 1918. sion Price reasonable. Also—Dwelling, 8 roi with modern conveniei lot 70 feet front, situate West end of Newark. Apply, FARMERS TRUST COMPANY, Newark, Dlaware.