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VOLUME IX NEWARK POST, NEWARK, DEL., MARCH 27, 1918 NUMBER 9 M. E. Conference Commends Governor Declares Public Hoodwinked By Lobbyists Just before final adjournment Monday afternoon, Wilmington M. E Conference adopted the follow ing on recommendation of William R. Mowbray, Frank F. Carpenter, W. E. Greenfield, Robert K. Steph enson and E. C. Prettyman: "We, Wilmington Annual Con ference, in session, commend Gov ernor Townsend in his firm stand taken in the bill now before the Delaware General Assembly viding, at the request -of the tional government, for the estab lishment of a State Council of De fence. on pro na "We resent the workings of the liquor lobbyists in using the term 'useful occupation' being against honest labor, fearing that it would result against their interests. as own While the term 'useful occupation' should apply to those engaged in the liquor traffic, it was never so intended in the act pending. Liquor politics has again deceived the public, as will soon be known, and at the sacrifice of the national interest. "We resent the attitude of the press who have co-operated with those interests to hoodwink the Public. The subtle methods of the usual liquor lobby in false inter pretation, and not in the provisions as actually exist, are the cause of the inflamed public mind. "We recommend its now passage, thus upholding the rightful in terest of the governor and taining the honor of our State in national service. ing can we defeat the propaganda being spread by German interests right in our own State. The press must align itself actively with our â national interest, rather than aid those influences which so much as ist the enemy." main Only by so do PRIZES OFFERED FOR CORN State Board Of Agriculture Makes Announcement The State Board of Agriculture has been giving gold and silver medals for seed corn and will nev/ these medals for the ,re year 1918, namely, a gold medal for the best acre of seed corn grown in Delaware, and a sliver medal for the second best acre. For the acre giving the highest yield $60 and in addition three prizes of $40, $20 and $10 for the highest yields on i single acre in each county. In addition to these prizes which lave been awarded every year for i number of years past, new prizes for five acre yields will be given is follows; namely, in each county ®iour prizes of $25, $20, $15 and $10. Jirhe field must be continuous and lot less than five acres and the :ompetitor shall notify the State 3oard of Agriculture that he de lires to enter the competition and It the end of the season sljall sub nit a report giving the date of [lowing, amount of manure and fertilizer applied, distance apart that corn is planted and number If cultivations given. When the lorn is ready to cut the State Board of Agriculture will send a lommittee who shall select not fss than 500 hills in different ■arts of the field which shall be a Inir average of the five acres ■ hose hills shall be cut, shocked fcid sealed in the presence of the lommittee. When the corn is ready 1> husk the Committee shall be ■otified and shall weigh the husk id corn and take a sample of liirty-five pounds which shall be wrvvarded to the State Board of Agriculture. The prizes will be ■warded on the basis of dry, shell V, merchantable corn. i family Moves To Middletown Rev. E. P. Roberts, and family loved from the M. E. parsonage b Monday to their new home in liddletown. Mr. Roberts who has pen ill for several weeks was able b make the trip in Mr. S. J. r right's car in comfort. The best [ishes of many Newark friends lllow them. Defence Bill Passes Senate P atriotism Triumphs Over Fac tional Politics t r» i „ T :: Dover Delaware, 3.45 p D m ;; .. lhe Defense Council Bill £ .. as advocated by the national •• ! ! administration, recommended " " by the Governor, and approv- ;; .. ed by the Committees of the .. I! House and Senate, passed the " " Senate this afternoon by a ;; vote of 14 to 1, Senator Bar- •• !! nard, president pro tern of !! • • the Senate, Independent, vot- ' * i I! ing against the bill. The Bill !! as passed is different from !!; • • the original in that the in- " I: terpretation of the term "use- H ;; ful occupation^ is transfer- Lj •• red from the Council to the ..jed L Courts, a feature which satis- •* " tied those who questioned the U " power for the right of appeal "i in the first Bill. This places •■! ; ; Delaware in line with her sis- + \ " ter states in the Union. . , .. The Defense Bill, showing •• " the changes and the interpre- • • ;; tation of the provisions there- .. .. in by the attorneys of the two " " i hou f^' Wl11 be P nnted m our :: nex issue. ? tI with local committees and manag- 1 ing Boys' and Girls' Club Contests I along five different lines, namely: : Corn Clubs, Calf Clubs, Gardening Clubs. Pig Clubs, and Poultry The Corn Club Proiect consists ine Gorn uiun i roject consists of making a study of corn culture j. . ' . I and in growing an acre of corn. The Calf Club Project consists of making a study, of feeding and 1 caring for calves, and in raising a The Gardening Club Project consists of m akin o' n studv of consists of making a study of growing a home or school garden. The Pig Clubs are divided into the Feeding Project and the Breeding Project The Feeding j Project involves the care and feed ,ng of one or more pigs from the weaning period until the hogs are (Continued on Page 8) j - H- H-H-H-fr-H-M -k-H-H -H-H-H-H The Extension Department of j Delaware College is co-operating Boys' And Girls' Club Work In Delaware Clubs. calf. PRETTY WEDDING AT RED CLAY _ Miss. Garrett Becomes Bride j . , The marriage of Miss Nellie Garrett and Mr. Edwin Ball was ! solemnized last Saturday, March!"® twenty-third, in the Red Clay : Creek Presbyterian church, in the ; presence of about three hundred j relatives and friends. Both bride and groom are well-known here, | and many Newark folk were among; the guests at the wedding. The bride wore a becoming gown of ; gray Georgette crepe, and carried ; a bouquet of white sweet peas and lilacs. She was accompanied by | Miss Nellie Justis, of Newport, as maid of honor; Miss Justice wore frock of pale blue Georgette i Belle ■ Of Edwin Ball a a of of a crepe, and carried pink sweet peas. The brides-maids, Miss Chambers and Miss Vera Gregg, aj cousin and a niece of the bride, 1 wore gowns of green crepe de chine, and carried daffodils and ferns. Madeline Johnson, Louise Eastburn, Frances Ball, Edna Murray, Rebecca Wollaston and Anna Noughton, former pupils of Miss Garrett's, dressed in white and carrying daffodils, acted as ribbon bearers. : t, ,, , ai. t i Harvey Ball, brother of the groom, acted as es man. essrs Taylor Flinn and Anson Gregg ac companied the bridesmaids, and four school boys, John Parsons, Edward Klair, Harry Kendall, and Norman Howett, acted as ushers. The wedding march was played by Mrs. Reddin, of Stanton. Rev. J. D. Blake, pastor of Red Clay, as sisted by Rev. David Reed, of White Clay Creek Presbyterian church, officiated. A reception from four to six, followed the ceremony, at the home of Miss Justis. dred guests were present. Mr. and Mrs. Ball will live on the odd Ball homestead, at Mill in J. About two hun town. ANNUAL MEETING OF BUILDING LOAN! New Series Issued To Borrow Only ers The fifty-first annual meeting of ! the Newark Building and Loan Association was held in the Odd ; Fellows' Building l„„t evening. All of the officers were re-elected, They are, D. C. Rose, president; G. W. Grifi.n, vice-president; W. Taylor, secretary, and C. A. Short, j treasurer. Reports of the secretary j and treasurer showed the year to ! have been a fair and prosperous | one. A new series, number 37, was | issued, after a general discussion ; to borrowers onlv. W. J. Colbert, | H. B. Wright, and A. L. Beals were | re-elected as directors, and W. E. j Holton, to fill the unexpired term of A. C. Whittier, resigned. The ! report of the Association is print- j elsewhere in this paper. - LIBRARY PURCHASES T be comm ;ttee in charge of the Newark Town Library has reC ent j purchased a Liberty Bond, with $100, the bequest of Mrs. S. Minot Curtis. Interest will be invested in books. LIBERTY BOND Books On Art Placed On The Shelves Buonarroti, by Charles Holroyd; The Raphael Book, by Frank Roy Fraprie; The Painters of Florence, ! by Julia Cartwright; A Short His tory of Italian Painting, by Alice V. V. Brown and William Rankin ; Sacred and Legendäre Art Mrs ! ^.creci ana i,egenaar> Art, mrs. Jameson; The Florentine Painters » t> • in of the Renaissance, by Berenson; The Venetian Painters of the Re naissance, by Berenson; The Cen- j tral Italian Painters of the Renais- ; sance, by Berensen; How To Study j Pictures, by Charles Caffin. i I - BOOKS GIVEN FOR SOLDIERS - 254 Volumes Collected Here t During the past week, there have been collected at the college li brary two hundred and fifty four books for the W ar Service Librar At the request of patrons of the j library the following books on the ! subject of Italian Art, have been placed on the book shelves for the use of readers: Vasari's Lives of The Painters; Michael Angelo ies The books so far contributed TU of . recen î fiction. All the books are in good condition and all are of the kinds , . , , ,, . ... TIT1 d ® sl ^ ed b >' the Association. V hen hooks have all been collected 1- ® *-"®-X W1 " be snipped to the State Library Commission at Dover, and from there they will be ; x "® government agencies j for distribution among the camps ; and J-. 0 me . n front. j Thls campaign of the p^st week d ? as not finish the efforts of the blbrai 7 Association for books. More books are constantly needed f ®r the soldiers both to replace other books which are worn out, and tp satisfy the demands of the increasing need. The aim is to have a "book for every man in ser vice," and the Association hopes that five books will be given for ever y book purchased, # ~ " Matinee For School Children Manager Hubert of the Newark Opera House, has secured for Wednesday, April 3rd, William Fox's $200,000 production of Rob ert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island. pupils of the "Seventh grade are reading this book as a part of their EngHsh work in the grammar bo j Hubert has arranged j : A series of cottage prayer meet | ings, preparatory to the evangel jstic services to be held in the Owing to the fact that for a matinee, at the admission price of five cents. Prayer Services Held Presbyterian Church in April, are being held in various sections of town by members of the prayer meeting committee. Meetings have been held during the week at the homes of Miss Naudain, H. N. Reed, Frederick Ritz, and Mrs. Henry Smith. A fifth will be held Thursday at two-thirty at the home of Mrs. W. H. Barton. on EFFORT TO HAVE CHAUTAUQUA HERE Special War-time Program Of fered By* Association Miss Madaline Davis, represent ing the Pennsylvania Chautauqua Association, is spending the week m Newark, in an effort to se""e guarantors for a Lyceum Festival to be held next winter. The "Fes H.jtival" continues for three days with both afternoon and evening performances. Tickets, admitting the bearer to all entertainments, sell for $1.25. In order to bring the Chautauqua to Newark, twenty signers must guarantee the sale of 240 course tickets' A snecial wa L_ +irTlp that cannot- fail tr. on,, „„w raun jt v j s bp ; n£r „-.„„„„j ^ tU" Harlan of slrt^nf. J head of ^ he movement Aside from program, the various concert companies, speakers of national prominence will discuss current events and present day tendencies, in a way that is guaranteed to make the community think, has proved popular everywhere, and deserves the support of the entire community. The Lyceum Commencement To Be Held The faculty of Delaware College last week adopted a resolution pro viding for the close of the college on May 18th. in order that students A , oonpr h , H *11 f JL and PrSS j idonted arrordino which c i asses bee j n at 741 a m ! 25 * Tnd «7 ^ ludmg holldays and Saturdays. Com- i mencement exercises will be held +Vl , , . , , , . , 1 on the date previously scheduled, i __ J rrUMMl IWITV <'ciNrr>» ! LOMM UNITYSING SHOWS PROGRESS : - j Choruses Led By Mr. Koehler I , "Newark is learning to sing," „j. ■1 : " s ; ng " held j st Monday" night'at the New Centurv Club! and the remark seemed borne out by fact. Certain it is that every "sing" proves far better than the one that preceded it The choruses led bv Mr . Koehler, showed a marked im provement; the spccia i numbe r S were pleasingly rendered and high ly appreciated. The audience tax ed the seating capacity of the club COLLEGE TO CLOSE MAY EIGHTEENTH In June room. Special numbers included chorus es by High School pupils; solo, "Sweet Genevieve," with quartette aC complishment, by Mr. Koehler, hisses Ritz and Shepardson; Messrs. Ruhl and Ewing; male ; q Uar tette, "Carry Me Back to Old j yi r gi n ny," by Messrs Ewing, ; Moore, Koehler, and Ruhl; solo by j M rS- Anna Armstrong. Favorite song after song was ca n ed f or by the aud i en ce, which prolonged the program until ten o'clock. Infor ma j dan dng followed, in which all wbo were presen t were invited to par ti c ipate Easter Vacation At W- C. D. Easter vacation begins at the Women's College at 5.05 Thursday evening, and continues until 8.15 Tuesday morning. The buildings will be closed during that time, both students and faculty enjoy ing the vacation. Dean Robinson will spend the week-end in New York, Miss Caudell in Washington, Miss Rich at Yonkers, N. Y., Miss Winslow and Miss Powell, in Philadelphia, Miss Bigelow at her home, Mansfield, Mass., Miss Graves at her home in Philadel phia, and Miss Long in Wilming ton. Returns From Social The masquerade social held at the home of Everett C. Johnson last Saturday evening, for the benefit of Welsh Tract school, was largely attended. The young folks spent a jolly evening. Returns netted $28.75. Newark Boy Reaches France Mrs. Jackson Willis has received a letter announcing the safe ar rival in France of her son Rex, who recently enlisted in the Aeronautic branch of the U. S. Navy. EVANGELISTIC CAMPAIGN BEING ORGANIZED Session Of Church Announces Committees Committees have been named this week by the session of the Presbyterian... Church, Newark, to serve during the Evangelistic Campaign which opens in that church on Sunday, April 7th. Rev. Edward Wright, evangelist, of Ballston, Virginia, will be in charge of the work. Practically every family in the congregation is represented on the various mittees, which follow: Publicity Committee Rev. W. J. Rowan, Prof. H. E. Tiffany, John M. Bowen, Miss Etta Wilson, Miss Edna Chalmers, Miss Edith Lewis. Committee on Entertainment Mrs. C. L. Penny, Mrs. H. N. Reed, Mrs. J. H. Hossinger, Mrs. Annie Moore, Miss Lydia R. Fader, Miss Edna Chambers, Miss Ellen Crow. of of com in A Committee on Personal Workers Orlando K. Strahorn, Dr. C. W. Dunlevy, Mrs. C. B. Evans, Mrs. Fred Ritz, Miss Jennie E. Smith, Mrs. J. Edwin Steele, Harry N. Reed, George G. Griffin, Harlan jHerdman, Dr. S. C. Mitchell, Mrs. ID. w - Dunlevy, Mrs. C. A. Bryan, Miss Esther Foster, Miss Gertrude Blodgett, Warren A. Singles, Fred Ritz, „ , . T tt ~ -r • Ralph L. Haney, F. Irvmg Crow, Francis Lindell, Clarence F. Scott, Ellis P - Cullen - Ir a K. Steele, Ro land Wils ' on > Conrad Lewis. Committee on Music T v I T™- „ Er ' H V Hayward - Miss N elhe, B. i Wilson, Mrs. Jennie Raub Frazer, Mrs. J Pearce Cann Miss Martha 1 1, re ' tr '- e miss marina i Strahorn Miss Marie Ritz Miss |a n-V L dr . "^ xz ' ! ™" na Pltz ; Ml ® s Man ° a Ca ™ pbe11, Miss Martha Short, Miss Geneva : Durmte, Miss Ola Clark, Miss j Florence Colbert, Lee L. Lewis, I Harvey Steele, R. 0. Bailsman, (Continued on Page 5) : _ NE W MINISTER Assumes Pastoral Duties This rtssumes rastoral uuties 1 hls of at Ushers AT M. E. CHURCH Week Rev. Frank Herson, the new pastor of the M. E. Church, New ark, preached here last Sunday, as a supply, however, rather than the regular minister. He assumes his pastoral duties this week. Mr. Herson comes from Trinity j M. E. Church, Philadelphia. A young man himself, he is especial ly interested in young folk and their problems, and a cordial re ception awaits him in Newark. R. P. Koehler, principal of the public schools of Newark, has been appointed choir leader at the M. E. Church and the body is being reorganized under Mr. Koehler's direction. CONSIDER ERECTION OF APARTMENTS On Site Of Ledger Building The owners of The Delaware Ledger are considering the erec tion of an apartment house on the site where the Ledger building now stands. The plans outlined will be a three-story building, to cover the present site and to take in the additional frontage of 26 feet on Delaware avenue. The lo cation is considered an ideal one. The first and second floors will be designed for family apartments, and the third floor for bachelor quarters. Evening Meeting At Welsh Tract An open meeting will be held at the Welsh Track schoolhouse, Tuesday evening, April second, at eight o'clock, when the purpose of the New Castle County Farm Bu reau will be discussed. Mr. M. O. Pence, State Leader of County Agents, and Miss Gertrude Blod gett, State Leader of Home Demon stration agents, will be the speak ers of the evening. All interested in the movement are urged to be present. on Patriotic Rally On Monday Judge Qray to Preside at the Meeting Josiah Marvel or Wilmington, ,acting in co-operation with Mayor Frazer of Newark, has arranged for a patriotic rally to be held in the Opera House on Monday even ing, April first» Music by the band from Fort duPont, composed of twenty-six pieces, will be a feature of the meeting. Judge George Gray will preside, and with a num ber of others will address the meeting. Citizens are urged to make the audience representative of the spirit of the community. Junior Choir To Render Program The Junior Choir of the M. E. Church will present an interesting Easter service from ten to eleven, in the Sunday School next Sunday. A cordial invitation to everyone. OPEN MEETING AT HIGH SCHOOL Parent - Teacher Association On Thursday The Parent-Teacher Association of the Newark schools will hold an open meeting in the High School building on Thursday, March 28th, at 8 o'clock. Theodore T. Martin, State Leader of Boys' and Girls' Club Work, will discuss food and the war problem. A cordial invi tation is extended to everyone. HOLSTEIN CATTLE SOLD Thirteen Local Men Purchase Stock The three car loads of Holstein dairy cattle purchased from Mich igan by the Farmers' Trust Com pany of Newark, and the New Cas tle County National Bank of Odes sa, after being on exhibition for three days were distributed among the following farmers: J. S. Moore, of Middletown ; John B. Messick, of Middletown; John Clendaniels, of Kennedyville, Md.; W. W. Knowles, of Wilmington; John Mitchell, of Hockessin; Thos. Green, of Newark; Horrace Den nison, of Marshallton; John Rey nolds, of Middletown; W. P. Wol laston, of Newark; Wallace Cook, of New'ark; Rodmon Samworth, of Newark; Thos. Smith, of Wilming ton; Mr. Vansant, of Newark. These cattle have been distri buted among thirteen of the Coun ty farmers and will form the basis for as many pure bred herds. Farmers of the County who are wanting bull calves can get no bet ter breeding than the calves that will be produced by these cows. OBITUARY Susan C. Tasker Mrs, Susan C. Tasker, aged 75 years wife of Jacob Tasker, aied Wednesday night, March 20, after a long illness. A husband and eight children, five sons and three daughters survive. Funeral service at her late residence on Academy street, Sun day morning at 10 o'clock. Inter ment in Principio Furnace, Md., where the deceased had been a resident for many years. Sergeant James P. Houghton Sergeant James P. Houghton, aged 28 years, a Wilmington sold ier at Camp Dix, died at the Camp hospital on Tuesday, March 19th, from pneumonia. Sergeant Hough ton, with the machine gun com pany, was stationed in Newark for two months last summer. During his stay here he married Miss Olevia Casho, of Newark. The body was brought to Wil mington where requiem high mass was said in St. Paul's R. C. Church. Further services were held from the residence of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Ella Casho, on Elkton Road, last Friday at 2 p. m. Interment in Head of Christiana Cemetery. The body was interred with military honors. Machine Gun Company, under command of Cap tain Salters, accompained by the First Regiment Band, under the leadership of Sergeant Norris Rob inson, took part in the services.