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NEWARK POST I NUMBER 32 NEWARK POST, NEWARK, EEL., SEPTEMBER 4, 1918 VOLUME IX NEW DRAFT CONTINGENT HERE I A. to Organization i _ , J to receive special training at Dela- I ware College, arrived on.■-eptem- ; ber first, and the plans which pio-v- j ed so- successful with the ins group of men are being continued. 1 ^ The men are comfortably quarter ed at the gymnasium and armory, and meals are served in Old Col lege Hall, under the direction of Miss Stuart. The men were sub jected to a severe physical exami nation on Monday ; today they inoculated with th eserum TWO HUNDRED SIX MEN ARRIVE SEPTEMBER FIRST First of Week Devoted With machine like precision the second contingent of draft men were which has practically driven ty phoid from the Army. Thirty-one of the tfc-st group have remained, bringing the number stationed here up to 217 men. R. B. Ross, local Y. M. C. A. sec retary, is arranging an interesting for the hours of recrea program tion. On Satùrday night there will be a reception and dance in the armory. Soldiers and townspeople invited to come and get ac are quainted. patronesses as announc ed will be Mrs. John Pilling, Mrs. i. P. Cann, Mrs, C. Blake, Mrs. S. J. Wright, Mrs. S. C. Mitchell. A committee of soldiers has also been named Which includes Warren F. Leatherman of Philadelphia; John McClary, former Y. M. C. A. sec retarv at Hog Island Navy Yard, and J. G. Flora, of Cornell Uni versity. A series of special Sunday morn ing services fro the soldiers is also being arranged with the churches t'-f the town. The first of these is Scheduled for next Sunday, when the Rev. Frank Herson, of the M. E. church will welcome the men. One of the men, R. M. Maulfair, an organist of seven years experi will preside at the organ. ence, Therfe will also be a soldiers chorus,' organized by Walter E. Woftier. The choir includes, first tenors; Thomas, Dettre, Richley, Price, Rouzer, Hughes, Arkowitz, Clark, Hartz. Campbell, Fair, Park, Preston; second tenors: -Benning er, DeTemple, Butter, McCullough Vandervart, Beckert, Veatch, Leets Rudolph, Linge, Durrh Love, sprung, Messersmith, Amon, Bate Kaufrman; fiirst Holten, man, bass: Roader, Henzle, Neison, Har Hunsburger, Troutman,Good man, hart, Furi; second bass: Sterling, Holvara, Creager, Raplon, Beckers, Doekev, Keel, R. (Continued on Page 4) B. Thomas, Frederick Major, Hasleton, Pa. Leslie J. Cumens, Brandywine Springs. „ ,, , Edward O. Drumm, New Castle. Frank T. Proud, New Castle. Raymond B. Lan don, Townsend. Milton Chester Phillips, Odessa. Robert Morrison, Newark. Randolph E. Jones, Edgemoor. John Kinter Trewetz, Fleetwood, Hickman, Jr., Port Men for Camp Meade SSÄÄ1 to C.mpMe.4. o„ Thutsaa,, *p tember 5, at 8 a. m. 1917 Registration Harry Gatier, Wilmington. Richard E. Donohue, Jr.,Raleigh, N. C. - Benjamin H. Pleasanton, Mt. Pleasant. Tony Gassett, New York City. 1918 Registration John Charles Brown, New Castle. 1 1 Nelson Talley V90 aman, Wil mington. _ Ermenegildo Santoni, New Cas tie. Pa. Frank B. Penn. Harry Reed, Newark. Alternates Leroy E. Mahle, Middletown. Earl Pleasanfon, Townsend. E. H. Naylor, Jr., New Castle. Edward B. Gott, New Castle. Clifford L. Pyle, Middletown. Registration Day, September 12, 1918 I u UNIQUE SOLUTION QF LABOR PROBLEM; Secures Farmer "Enemy Alien" A unique method of solving the perplexing problem of farm labor shortage has been devised by John A. Hopkins, a progressive farmer living near here. A request was filed at the office of a U. S. district [attorney in Philadelphia asking that an interned enemy alien be igned tQ him for farm labor . In reg p 0nd this request a sturdy, slcilled Austrian was placed on Mr. Hopkins farm for the duration of ^ be war _ obligation other than Newark ALL we It a to the necessity of reporting to the nearest pastmaster any attempt to escape, was assumed in the trans action but Mr. Hopkins pays the man $30 a month, the amount paid to his own boy who is serving in the army. According to all reports the man is contented and is doing very good work. Delaware College Ambulance Responds to Hurry Call A hurry call came to Delaware College on Saturday afternoon requesting the services of the am bulance to care for the victims of an auto accident at Silverbrook crossing near Elsmere. The call met with an immediate response and the ambulance made record time, arriving at the scene of the accident simultaneously with that of the Wilmington Red Cross. Mrs. Laura Ewing of Washington, was conveyed to Delaware Hospital in the college ambulance and was pronounced dead by the hospital authorities. Two other victims, Miss Minnie Hutchinson and Nathan Levan of Washington, con veyed by the Red Cross ambulance, are in a criticalcondition at Dela ware Hospital. FARM HANDS SUPPLIED Needs Should be Reported The Delaware Farm Labor Bu reau, a sub-committee of the State Council of Defense is requesting that all farmers submit their labor needs to the agents of the Bureau for the coming harvest season promptly. The Bureau is preparing to furnish a number of men to the farmers of the state of Delaware for corn-husking and other periods which require considerable labor. Each farmer who is desirous of securing labor should communicate at once with his County Agricul trual Agent who will forward the request to the proper agent of the j Bureau. Word was received on Thursday last from Corbin D. Fletcher, son of Robert Fletcher of Wilmington, announcing his safe arrival in France. The young man who was a student at Delaware College, en Usted in April of last year when but 16 years of age. He is connect ed with the 21st Machine Gun Bat italion of the 64th Intantry e served on the Mexican border u .1 his regiment was sen. overseas. Nine Draftees Called ; for Re-examination ! .. • , , ] The following men have been ; notified by the Local Board o ap pear for re-examination on ue.-> day, September 3, at 3 p. m. Robert J. Morns, Middletown. William Lloyd, Newark Charles W. Thompson, Marshall i ticm. I Chancellor W. Money, Newark. Henry Honey, Odessa. I Delaware Nelson, Newark. David Ponzo, Christiana. i Ollie Lewis, Summit Bridge. Andrew Waters, Summit Bridge. Called to a War Conference Dr. Samuel C. Mitchell and Dean E. Laurence Smith were called to F™*™ »■ V, this week to at ■ "ï™" ££ | | ng Corps wil j be discussed and completed. Young Soldier Ar rives Overseas REGISTRATION DAY SEPTEMBER 12th ALL MEN BETWEEN 18 AND 45 INCLUDED IN CALL was of by and has in ers are C. of Special Registrars Appointed in Every Hundred Ey order of Provost Marshall General Crowder, every man be tween the ages cf 18 to 45 (both inclusive) except those previously registered must register for the Selective Service draft on Thurs day, September 12, between the hours of 7 a. m. and 9 p. m. In the proclamation fixing this date Presi dent Wilson appealed for a maxi mum registration as "ouc. final demonstration of loyalty, democ racy and the will to win, our solemn notice to all the world that we stand absolutely together in a common resolution and purpose. It is the call to duty to which every true man in the country will re spond with pride and with the con sciousness that in doing so he plays his part in vindication of a great cause at whose summons every true heart offers its supreme sacrifice." The Provost Marshal in the of ficial notice states that the penalty for failure to register is one year imprisonment and that no man can exonerate himself by payment of a fine. "Ignorance of the law," he says, "is no excuse. It is your duty to find out when to register and where to register." Palces for re gistration in every hundred in New Castle County have been of ficially announced. Those includ ing Newark and adjacent districts fallow: Eighth Representative District, Mill Creek Hundred—First Elec tion District, Knights of Pythias Hall, Marshallton, Chief Registrar, Evans H. Crossan, Marshallton; Second Election District, Odd Fel lows Hall, Hockessin, Chief Regis trar, Fracncis M. Walker, Hockes sin ; Third Election District, Mrs. Simth's house, Milford Cross Read«, Chief Registrar, John Nivin, Newark. Ninth Representative District, White Clay Creek Hundred—First Election District, Deer Park Hotel, Newark, Chief Registrar, John K. Johnston, Newark; Second Elec tion District, Hose House, Newark, Chief Registrar, J. Pearce Cann, Newark; Third Election District, Mrs. Currinder's Office, Christiana, Chief Registrar, U. Lawrence Boyce, Stanton. 6, of the the j Seventh Representative District, Christiana Hundred—First Elec tion District, Red Men's Hall, New port, Chief Registrar, William L. Duff, Newport; Second Election District, Mackinson's Restaurant, Marshallton, Chief Registrar, Theodore Simpson, Marshallton; Third Election District, William T. Betty's house, Montchanin, Chief Registrar, James Ball, Montch anin; Fourth Election . District, Humphrey's blacksmith shop, Cen terville, Chief Registrar, Robert H. Elliott, Chadd's Ford, Pa.; Fifth Election District, DuPont School, Chief Registrar, Lamot duPont, son Box 303, Wilmington; Sixth Elec tion District, Tinsman's Hall, in Richardson Park, Chief Registrar, was Bruce W. Housel, Ashley ; Seventh en- Election District, McDonald's when store, Elsmere, Chief Registrar, Clifton Colmery, Elsmere. Bat- Eleventh Representative District, e Pencader Hundred-First Elect i on .1 Distr j ct> w . C. Brooks store, Glas g0 w, Chief Regfstrar, J. Irvin Day-[ ett, Cooches Bridge; Second Elec tion District, William Huggins' biulding, Glasgow, Chief Regis trar. Dr. Walter E. Cann, Glasgow, been ap- - ue.->- . Surprise for Pastor t u Kev Frank P Herson and wife found a pleasant surprise awaiting them on their return from a vaca tion on Friday evening. The mem bers of their congregation had each presented two or more jars of -fruit which had been collected and . ! arranged in a huge pyramid in the Bridge. I parsonage kitchen. to at and SCHOOLS OPEN MONDAY j BOARD IN COMMUNICATION WITH PROSPECTIVE PRINCIPAL j Newark schools will open next Monday, September 9th, after the usual ten weeks' vacation, though the Board of Education when interviewed this morning was unable to make a final state menfs.relative to the teaching staff of the school, Professor McCue an nounced that there is little pros pect that it will not be complete by next Monday. In addition to those announced in last week's Post, Miss Mary Houston, of Georgetown, has been secured to teach English in the High School, and Miss Addie Wilson, of Denton, Md., to teach history. Miss Snyder has accepted the position of de monstration teacher in the eighth grade. There are yet to be secured, in addition to the principal, teach ers of science and home economics. The walls of the grammar school are receiving fresh coats of calci mine .and a number of new seals have been added in all three build ings. One new room has been equipped on the second floor of the grammar school. The attention of residents is called to the fact that the staff in cludes many out of town teachers. Suggestions as to comfortable ac commodations will be appreciated. Information should be 'phoned to C. A. McCue or Harvey Hoffecker, of the Board of Education. i Miss Snyder Returns to Newark K. Ai PHYSICAL EXAMJ CALLED FOR Recent Registrants Among the Number The Local Board has ordered the following young men to report at Purnell Hall on Friday, September 6, at 2 p. m., for physical exami nation. 1917 Registration Parry Buie, Baltimore, Md. James Terrell, Millington, Md. Norris J. Brown, Newark. Lewis Johnson, Townsend, (Re examination). Charles K. Hickman, Port Penn. James J. Dyer, Port. Penn. Leon W. Clugston, Newport. 1918 Registration (August 24) A. L. Blanchfield, Smyrna. B. E. Segars, Delaware City. W. H. Hanf, New Castle. Howard Tinch, Delaware City. Henry E. Kirk, Middletown. C. J. Gray, Marshallton. T. E. Parker, Claymont. James E. James, Newark. Walter Groves, Wilmington. Lawrence Jones, New Castle. W. C. Chalmers, Newark. T. F. B. Samworth, Newark. H. B. Williams, Marshallton. John Truitt, Claymont. Harry Nickerson, Kenton. W. P. Crouch, Newark. Frank Jones, Delaware City. Ei W. Anderson, Edgemoor. George Gillo, New Castle. L. T. H. At a conference of Maryland School authorities held at Balti Sorï last week ^andpresided over bv Governor Harrington the losing suggestion of the State on Council of Defense was approved Glas- ! and the School Boards urged Day-[ adept it : that the school standards Elec- should not be lowered nor school term shortened but high school and college tudents gaged in farm work or other | dustries essential to winning [war be permitted to continue those occupations for one month t [without prejudice to their aeade mic standing, and that the wife credit , )e iven for such 0 ccupa ticn? as is usuallv allowed for vaca- s tud : es mem had of and A registered Guernsey calf the months old was sold last week the Experimental Farm for S700. Maryland on the School Problem Calf Brings Record Price TOMATO SEASON AT HEIGHT Ritters Receive 7500 Baskets Daily Tomato season is at its height in Newark and vicinity, the P. J. Kit ter Company reporting as high as 7465 baskets per'day, delivered by farmers of the community. The usual acreage was doubled this The grape season is now at its height and the yield is up to the average. At the College Farm there are 70 varieties all in excel lent bearing. The potato crop in this locality is rather disappointing. The yield is only one-half to one-third on most farms, This contract goes into effect September 16 and calls for the last gow was tive season, and practically all who contracted report good yields. One hundred nineteen employ ees, at the Ritter plant, are hand ling the crop. 1500 cases of pulp are being made daily and about 2500 cases of ketchup. most ware. in cost tion, of ty may er of tion, . . „ „„„ ,, training of 250 young men, th® | college to receive a stipulated amount from the government for each one who takes the military course - All of the details have not 1 been worked out but will be given to the public after the conference of college representatives of the Eastern Department and military authorities now in session at Plattsburg to which President Mitchell and Dean Smith were DELAWARE GELEGE TAKEN OVEfä^Y GOVERNMENT Sign Contract to Train 250 Student Soldiers The trustees of Delaware Col lege on Friday signed a contract with the War Department which practically turns the college over to the government and makes it a military institution for the dura tion of the war. ber fail an for on Sunday called. The general scheme is that at the college the government will take young men of the state 17 or 18 years of age and upward who have received a four years' high school education or its equivalent, and. will enlist them as student soldiers and train them without cost to the boys or their parents. The students will be educated in military and academic subjects and will be uniformed, equipped and their sustenance paid for by the government. They will receive in addition $30 a month. This course is not compulsory for all students. Some may prefer to register for the regular courses and take their chances with the draft. If a student is physically unfit for military service, the new plan does not bar him from attend ing college and finishing his edu cation. The primary purpose of the new arrangement is to educate boys to become army officers of whom 150, 000 will be needed by July 1, 1919, according to estimates of the War Department. It is also desired to avoid the mistake made by England at the beginnig of the war in mak | ing no provision for giving techni 1 cal training to her youths and keeping her colleges aUtheir nor mal efficiency. over fol to the that en in the in same their five at Baptismal Exercises On next Sunday, September 8, there will be baptizing, in the Pil grim Baptist churchyard (colored), New London Avenue, near the B. & O. Station. All are welcome. Major Short Leaves for Camp Meade Many friends of Major Clarence A. Short who was ordered to report at Camp Meade on August 29, as sembled at the B. & O. Station on Thursday morning to give him a fitting send-off. Major Short was assigned to the adjutant's depart ment of the 11th Field Artillery Brigade. In a letter received this week, he states that he is well pleased with the work and that his division expects to be sent over seas in about two weeks. STATE BOARD MEETS AT GLASGOW ADVOCATES RURAL HIGH SCHOOLS FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES Sentiment ol Meeting Favors Consolidation Consolidation was considered last Saturday afternoon at a well attended meeting held at the Glas gow schoolhouse. Taxpayers were present from the Salem, Welsh Tract, Harmony, Glasgow, Howell, Pleasant Valley, and Columbia school districts. The fai - -reaching significance of the plan discussed was indicated by the representa tive audience which included the most prominent educators in Dela ware. Following the discussion a resolution providing for a series of meetings to acquaint the taxpayers in the various districts, with the cost and advantages of consolida tion, was unanimously adopted. Wilbur H. Jump, superintendent of school® in New Castle County, presented the valuation of proper ty in the districts concerned, and explained how, under the new method of taxation the districts may consolidate without assuming serious financial burdens. Theodore T. Martin, State Lead er of Boys 1 ' and Girls' Club Work in Delaware, former superintendent of schools in Randolph County, Indiana, where there is in opera tion, a complete system of con solidation. displayed charts illus trating the effect upon the rate of | taxation, attendance, and the num ber of pupils who complete high school courses. The tax rate is higher, the attendance is very much better, and very few pupils fail to complete the work, Mr. Martin said. Relative to the additional cost, State Commissioner Spaid pointed out, consolidation means revenue from Federal funds if a school in cluding high school grades is es tablished for 200 pupils. There is an allowance from the state funds up to $2000 available for the building fund, and follow ing the establishment of a high school course, $1000 annually, for maintenance. As soon as; the build ing is paid for, he pointed out, the method of taxation will go down again, although greater advant ages naturally mean a little higher rate than that of the present sys tem. According to information direct from Washington, Mr. Spaid announced, no building can be erected during the war. Districts may vote- for consolidation at any time they please, however, and be prepared to build immediately after the war. V.'e as parents with moderate* means aVe short sighted,"Mr. Spaid declared, "if we try to lay aside money for cur children and at the same time deprive them of a high school education.. By educating them as these times demand we fit them to take better care of themselves than we can do, and at the same time fit them to become more widely useful citizens." Dr. Mitchell, president of Dela ware College, illustrated the value of a high school education by re ferring to the difference between what the government is able to do for its 18 year old boys with a high school education and its 18 year old boys without that preparation. The high school graduates among the new class subject to the draft are invited to attend college with all expenses paid and are offered $30 a month while they are study ing. The great need of trained en gineers and officers makes it wise for the government to do this, but only the boys who have completed high school work are eligible in the plan of the government. M. K. Brooks, clerk of the Glas gow district, Mrs. Lee Cooch, Les lie Ford and Arthur Rounds took part in the discussion. to to 8, Pil B. as on a was this well his over W. C. T. U. Meeting Thursday The W. C. T. U. will hold a meet ing tomorrow (Thursday) at the home of Mrs. Mary Cioud.