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NEWARK POST VOLUME IX NEWARK POST, NEWARK, DEL., OCTOBER 23, 1918 NUMBER 38 Newark Shares in j State's Triumph; Loan Oversubscribed by I Sixty Thousand _ . I 105Z i eople i Ool Their ReSOUrceS to Helö * W* fU m ^ ! Win me War i "Over the Top," with $61,000 to;the spare, is the record of White Clay ■ Hundred in the Fourth Liberty : I.oan campaign which came to a ■ cl se on Saturday. Without par ade or mass meeting to move to action, subscriptions poured into the banks during the week run- ; ning the grand total for the dis- j tr t up to $330,000. Practically the same organiza-i t: n that conducted the Third Lib er*. y Loan carried the Fourth to a successful conclusion. Chairman S C. Mitchell, in discussing the ! drive today, referred to the in defatigable zeal of local workers, who in the midst of the epidemic which touched the great majority of the households, carried the vork steadily on. Especial ac knowledgment is due Misa Helen 1 Steel for tabulating the returns of the various committees. Subscrip lions reported from the various di firicts follow: I ! ! X. N. Wright A. L. Beals G. W. Rhodes Daniel Thompson Eben Frazer E. Ellison J. P. Wilson Marvel Wilson W. Truxton Boyce F. W. Lovett General Women's Committee Through the Banks $75,100 8,250 29,700 15.350 8,450 3,650 8,950 1,550 13.350 2,050 17,500 111,500 34,600 ! I I 330,000 1 The Women's Committee, Miss'aid Anne Hossinger, chairman, includ-, ed Mrs. H. L. Bonham. Mrs. E. B. I Wright, Miss Jane Maxwell, Mrs. j Wilmer Hill, Mrs. J. P. Cann, Mrs. ' W. J. Rowan, Mrs. Truxton Boyce,'of Miss Etta Wilson, Mrs. E. L. Rich ards, Miss Edwina Long, and Mrs. F. A. Hays. : 1052 subscriptions were receiv It is inter- l esting to note that $104,000 was subscriibed by 432 individuals, on the Second Loan, and $201,550 by 1000 persons, in the Third Loan. The ini n i nn was pvnressed at one of the banks flhi-s mnirntocr that the svimiflid total nf the Fourth loan hppn n ' 1. nriassible bv the "L h f -m.nnip.fi jnt»n> rp^g subserip-' ed at the local banks ests of the town, tiens of small subscribers, it is be lieved, did not total those of the Third Loan. Mrs. Katharine Whiteley Val landigham, widow of the late Dr. Irving Spence Vallandigham, died nt her home in Middletown Thurs day. She had been ill for some ' me. Her husband, who died some son of the late Former Newark Resident Dies at Middletown years ago, was a Rev. James L. Vallandigham, who for 40 years was pastor of the Head of Christiana Presbyterian Church, near Newark. He was also a brother of Edward N. Vallandig ham, formerly a professor at Dela ware College, who now lives near . The funeral of Mrs. Val held Saturday >o ■ * on landigham was morning and interment made in II r.d cf Christiana Cemetery. Mrs. Vallandigham was, before; marriage, Miss Lawber of Newark, whose family occupied for runny years the house in which Daniel Thompson now lives. Former Delaware Bov ormer Delaware y dies m Bethlehem Charles Richards Jones, dr '' years, formerly of George v, n, Delaware, a graduate ™ mechanical engineering at Delà College, class of 1910, died Thursday,! h :ed ware in Bethlehem, Pa., on [ October 17, of pneumonia, follow-j attack of influenza, voung man was for four Clerk of the Orphans' Court i Register in Chancery of' Sus County. He is survived by his f nnerly Miss Grace Mil.on ; b 1y was foi burial. *ng an The years wife, Wilson of The and three children, brought to Georgetown Tactics of Trench Warfare Studied Training Detachment Busy with Construction Work Contingent Soon to I H I ' L<ea.Ve rlere j A pick and shovel brigade from Training Detachment began the fatter part of last week the digging of trenches on the college property south of Wolf Hall Up rights are being placed this week and the work of cementing will be j begun in a few days These I' 0 trenches are about 6 feet deep and j will be used in giving to selected ! ' 'groups of S. A. T. C. men practi-jhitherto cal experience in up-to-date trench i warfare. Lieutenant Glenn who^ has seen active service overseas has planned the construction work ! and will have charge of this new • feature of miiiliitary training at Delaware College. ' ' ] The uprights will support "dum- : miles," used to represent the Boches; and the soldiers in train ing will charge these formidable enemies across the intervening "No Man's Land" and at the trenches themselves. The members of this Detach ment wiilll leave about October 28 :' for various camps throughout the country and another contingent j will arrive 'about November 1 Because of health conditions in j (Newark, the present contingent have little er no community ser vice in the way of social life, and because of the strict quarantine and the efficient activities of the M. P.'s in enforcing camp orders I'regulating their appearance on the ; streets, their stay in Newark has ! been much less pleasant than that i of the first contingent. 'Much credit hr due them for the given the residents of Newark during the epidemic, Sergeant Barcus having saved a serious situation during the illness of Un dertaker R. T. Jones and a number ; those skilled as woodworders, ; 'having relieved what threatened to be a serious difficulty in securing ! caskets, by making and finishing 3 or 4 caskets in the Delaware Ool-j iege workshops. - Delaware Exceeds Liberty Loan Q uota by 53,000,000 . spite of the st^te-wide epi dem > c influenza, Delaware has exceeded her quota by 3 million in the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign | whieh dlo'sed last Saturday night, j The quota was $16,013,280 and 1 Delaware has gone beyond the, $19,000,000 mark with the returns | t not fully tabulated. Each of the -three counties went "over the top" with Sussex report ing first. She reached and passed j heir quota on Thursday the 17th. j Kent reported the highest per CPITV -,t a response, next to the city f> p Wilmington, the incomplete re ^ urniS f.-,bowing over $26 for every res i,dent in the county. Rural New Q ast j e s ,bnws a per capita sub scription of nearly $20 with re turns incomplete owing to the ill of several of the committee. Wilmington's per capita re sponse was $56. The Women's Committee will re ceive credit for half of the State s They placed 5 mil ness subscription. Eon as their goal but have already sed the 6 million mark. ; . The fir&t of the Navy s motor dirigibles passed over New lark yesterday in a flight from I Akron, Ohio, to Rockaway, N. 1 . S Lt was flying at a loW elevatdo ' n and making apparently 25 or 30 miles , ^ hour Hundreds of Newark l residents viewed with interest the ; eat c ijr ar ~»h»ped machine with jl-t s e-teel gray ca rbeneatn as it flew j V over the southern part of th& t(wn> ^ big dirigible, it was learn ed, was manned by aviation officers ! 0 f the Marine Corps and the Navy, and had two 'Civilian's aboard. The i crew consisted of B. L. Smith, j Marine C'oirps; Lieutenant R. A. D. i Prerton, U. S. N. R. F.; Lieutenant D T. Hood, U. S. N. R. F.; W, L. j Hamlin, U. S. N. R. F., and M. Roulette and James Royal, civilian mechanics. ram-' Navy's New Dirigible Viewed by Townspeople LOCAL REGIS TRANTS ENTRAIN FOR FORT DuPONT No attending ceremony marks Departure With no more fusis or ceremony than they would display in march I ' ng their ordinary everyday j job®, the 28 young men sent by the Boica| f Board to Fort DuPont, on Monday at noon, marched down Depot Road to entrain on the 12.11 Delaware City train. This is the first contingent sent since the outbreak of Spanish In j duenza more than a month age I' 0 !® 1301 * Camp Meade, Camp Dix and j n ' eaiW ty all of the large camps to ! ' w M' c h registrant groups had practi-jhitherto been sent. Fort DuPont i bas 'b' een singularly free from sick ness any kind and it was deem ed entirely safe by the military ! authorities' to send these young • men th ere. In the morning the draftees re ] ported at Local Headquarters, and : were decorated with the khaki. sl eeve band or brassard of the Lnited States National Army, They were drawn up m military form ation on the college campus and a fevv instructions in the rudiments of their new job by Captain Camp. Two of their nem :' ber were appointed sergeanfcs-in cha ' r » e and accompanied by Dr. W. j ?* Sypherd and J P. Wright mem bers ot the Lo ' ca!l Board - and by a j few olf their frlendiS - they marched to the station in such excellent , . order that the railroad police sent here for therve ° ,ccasKm ' 3 had am ; . ! ' . f ollowing i con Lngent: Class of 1917—-Angello Imperi ale, Henry Clay; James B. Clark, Bootbwyn, Pa. ; William C. Pryor, Clayton; Claude R. \ oshell, Sum niiï Bridge; William G. Moore, Magn'oUar'WilliarnP.Gregg.New ; ark ; Warren E. Collins, Hockes ; s ' n ! Charles Hickman, Port Penn; John L. Cannon, Newport; Thos. M. Whiteman, Delaware City. Clas® of 1918—Alfred Blanch exceeding easy job. Representa ! fives of the Red Cross from County Headquarters at Milldetown pre sented comfort kits. I comprised the field, Smyrna; William Hanf, New Castle; Henry E. Kirk, Middle town ; Olarence H Wilson, New ar . k: ^ l ia ™ t 0 -' 1 • I* r adei uk Zimmerman, lown send; Harry Nickerson, Barclay,, Md.; Walter P. Crouch, Newark; Alfred C. Dennis, Brandywine Springs; Ralph J. Crouch, Mar j ''hall ton ; Ralph Ruth, Newport; 1 Leroy E. Mahle, Middetown; Earl'will Pleasant, R. D. No. 3, Townsend; | Edward H. Naylor, New Castle Clifford L. Pyle, Middletown; Irving Hutchinson, R. D. t Levin No. 3, Smyrna, j THE NEW DORMITORY AT WOMEN'S COLLEGE UNOFFICIALLY STYLED SUSSEX HALL ONE OF THE UNITS OF THE DEVELOP MENT SCHEME One of the three units that con stitute the development plan of the Women's College of Delaware is nearly completed. Sussex Hall is the name unofficially given to this dormitory because, perhaps, it is the southernmost of the three. The contractors confidently ex pect that it will be ready for oc cupancy in a month or so although the labor shortage and shipment delays have hindered the work again and again. The general style of the build ing is typical of the State. Dutch and English features admirably combined give a dignified, pleasing appearance to the casual observer. The small paned windows, the "broken-backed" English roof, the 'inévitable doom er windows and the story wing are reminiscent of many old Delaware mansions, while the spacious double chim neys and the many windowed gab les are copied doubtless from the heme of some Dutch burgo master. The spacious rounded steps are •of marble and the somewhat orn ate doorway is flanked on each side by r a Corinthian column whose gracefully carved capital is in TEACHERS WORK . ON CENSUS Make House to House Can vass of Newark Homes Teachers in the local schools were recalled to Newark on Mon day, and work on the school cen sus, requested by the Delaware State Council of Defense and the U. S. Bureau of Education, begun, The town has been divided into districts, with two teachers as signed to each district. The pur pose of the census is to take an inventory of the population of the community under eighteen years of age, to gain an acquaintance with the environment of the chli dren, as the firsit step necessary in a campaign of school betterment. The request, coming as it does, at the beginning of the school year, when there are many new teachers hi the schools, unacquainted with local conditions, and necessitating ja house to house canvass, affords ja splendid opportunity for the es tablishment of the co-operation be tween 'school and home so neces sa-rv for the child's best develop ment, Commissioned j The census is being taken under the direction of the State Council of Defense and the State Board of Education. The forms have been furnished by the U. S. Bureau of Education. The cards will be for warded to Washington where they will be tabulated and the results published by the government. _ Oxford Soldier dies in rrance . musician well known in this and , 1 * s °T na . commund y. His surviv :ag relatives are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Gibson, a brother, John F., of Oxford, and a sister, Mrs. Rigdon, of Elkview. Mrs. H. C. Rigdon of Elkview, received on Wednesday of last week, a telegram from the War Department conveying notice of the death of her brother, Roy Wal ton Gibson of Oxford, w r ho died in France on September 15, of pneu monia. Mr. Gibson went to Camp Meade ion May 28 and to France with Company K, 314th Infantry, about two months ago. Mr. Gibson was an accomplished * ... _ . . WcSt GrOVC Ph y S1Cian Dr. William B. Ewing of West Grove, Pa., has been commissioned a contract officer in the U. S. Army ' with rank of First Lieutenant and Earl'will be placed In charge of a unit including Lincoln University. The ;'people of the community are put 'ting forth every effort to have Dr. Ewing retained in West Grove for the present. keeping with the rest of the trance. en The hallways, thougn narrow, are light and attractive, the walls ■'and finished, the woodwork t:ned, and doors a rich tobacco brown. cream The entire wing constitutes the Common Room. The windows 1 ire lo;w with broad sills under which the radiators are cunningly cealed. An odd touch is given by an elliptical or umbrella shaped ceiling, and a cozy homelike touch by a fireplace finished in Vermont marble. Opening from this is a suite of rooms con for the house mother. On this floor are also 17 student's rooms, 7 double and 10 single, in addition to a spacious bath with two tubs and a half dozen showers. The bed well lighted with low windows that afford unusually beautiful views. The bath rooms are marble finish ed with Terrazza floor. The stair steps are of blue stone on a metal base and the stair ways amply lighted. On the second floor are 5 double and 11 single rooms with bath and showers; on the third (Continued on Page 4) rooms are Presents For Soldier Boys Must be Ready Before No vember 20 Red Cross Announces Regulations T!he American Red Cross has .is sued the following regarding Christmas packages which a,re to be sent to boys in the army over seas. Unmailable articles are: First—All spirituous, vinous, malted, fermented or other initoxi eating liquors. Second—All poison and articles and 'compositions containing poi ; son. Tb i r d—E x p los'iv es . Fourth—Inflammable materials, including friction matches. Fifth—Infernal machines and mechanical, chemical or other de vices of compositions which may ignite or explode, including cigar ette lighters. Sixth—Liquids or liquefiable ar ticles', fragile articles and other admissible matter when not pack ed in accordance with the require ments of the postal regulations. Seventh — All other articles Which may kill, or in any wise hurt, 'harm or injure another, or damage or deface or otherwise in jure the mails or other property. Nothing should go in a Christ mas parcel which will not keep fresh from the time of packing un til Oh nismasi. Dried fruits and other food pro ducts should be packed in small in oil - wooden boxes, one-quarter to one-half pound size. Hard candy, including choc olate, wciulid probably be safe in tin foil or heavy cardboard, but no soft chocolates nor anything that could possibly be crushed be used, as the remaining contents of the package might be spoiled thereby. Several dainties packed in ob long tin boxes holding each a quarter of a '[round will provide a better variety for a packet than a larger quantity of a single confec tion. No liquid 1 » nor articles packed in gla.sis should be placed in the package. For wrapping the gifts use a khaki-colored handkerchief twen ty-seven inches square. The Red Cross has made ar rangements so that each soldier "over there" will receive a label, who, in turn, will forward it to the person who sends the box. The recipients must take good care of the label, as its loss means j a soldier's Christmas package lost, as only one label will be issued to each soldier. All packages must be shipped in a specially made car ton, wh^ch can be procured at the Red Cross Chapter Headquarters after November 1. No package must exceed three pound's when wrapped. Unwrap ped, the limit is two pounds fifteen ounces. None of the packages will be accepted for shipment later than November 20. near Newark An observation 'plane enroute from Washington to New York, alighted in Stroud's field a short distance south of Newark this mrruing, to remedy trougle with a spark plug. Residents of Newark saw thej descending 'plane and hundreds rushed across fields in their ef forts to reach the spot where it came to earth. Two hundred or mare persons from Newark and vicinity were fortunate enough to view it at close range. In 20 minutes or so, repairs were made and the flight to New York resumed. Air Plane Alights Farmerettes Help with Threshing at Barnsley Last Thursday was visiting day at Oscar L. Eastburn's farm near Barnsley, when a number of in terested spectators witnessed the threshing of Navy beans by a half dozen farmerettes from Kennett Square's unit. Mr. Eastiburn wants to have a unit at Barnsley next season and secured these young girls to help with his threshing so that'the nearby farmers could see how val uable they are and how efficiently they can handle farm work. Republicans Organ ize Citizens League Charles Warner Elected Chairman Get-Together Luncheon Announced for Next Friday Charles Warner was elected chairman and Samuel G. Cleaver secretary at the organization meet ing of the Republican Citizens League at the Hotel duPont Satur day afternoon. The league was or ganized at the suggestion of Will H. Hays, chairman of the National Republican Committee. The char ter members in addition to Messrs. Warner and Cleaver are former D. Townsend, C. D. Garretson, Ed ward B. Mode, Col. George A. El liott, T. Allen Hilles, Joseph B. Weaver, Louis Topkis, Robert D. Kemp, Townsend W. Miller, Wil liam A. Barr, Elmer T. Bye and Robert P. Robinson. Mayor Horace Wilson, Sylvester Mr. Hays has been taking an ac tive interest in the formation of the league, and had been in com munication with Mr. Warner for some days. At a luncheon and re ception to be given in the grill room of the Hotel duPont at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon. Hays will be present and make an address. Three hundred invita tions will be sent to prominent Re publicans of the State. Resolutions were adopted at the meeting urging the election of the Republican Senatorial and Con gressional nominees for the State of Delaware, and declaring it to be imperative to elect a Republi can Congress in order that the re construct ion period, following the close of the present war, "can best (Cointinued on Page 4 ) Mr. Y. M. C. A. Moves into New Quarters The local Army Y. M. C. A. moved their quarters yesterday in to ' the house until recently oc cupied by the family of A. C. Hei ser. The room in Old College Hall formerly occupied by the Y. M. C. A., has been taken over by fth? col lege to be used as barracks. The new quarters are very cozy and in viting. The small west room is used as an office by Secretary Ross. The front room is fitted up far a lounging room with piano, vic trola, well stocked library, and substantial chairs. This room con tains a fireplace which was burn ing merrily last night. The rear room contains one 'large center table and several small tables. It will be used as a writing room. One of the best features, according to Mr. Ross, is the telephone, 247-W, by which the secretary may be reached. Plans for religious services * which will start .as soon as the quarantine is lifted, have been formulated and will be put into operation early in November. Dr. F. M. K. Foster has agreed to teach Testament History to the S. A. T. C. on Sunday afternoons 'from 4 to 5 and regular weekly prayer meetings will be held on Thursday evenings, OBITUARY William Harvey Sentman William Harvey Sentman, aged 1 year 5 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Sentman, died at the home of his parents on Friday, October 18. The funeral took place on October 19 with interment at Head of Christiana. Helen P. Lloyd Helen P. Lloyd, aged 1 year 10 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Lloyd, McGlellands ville, died at the home of her par ents on Monday, October 20. Ser vices were held ait the house on October 21 and interment made in Newark cemetery. William Michael William Michael died of pneu monia at Carney's Point on Mon day'. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at the home of his father-in-law, Geo. Singles, Main St. Interment at Newark Ceme tery. He leaves a wife who was Miss Reta Singles, and one child.