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mil raint Delaware Soldiers in France Stanley M. Arthurs Will Sail Soon Two Suggestions Have Been Made Relative to Pro posed Pictures IP' V ' •• I Mm , the well t will go ' É-I fP m i ■ % :■ STANLEY Mr ARTHURS le-sy of Every Evening O Stanley M. Arthurs known Wilmington an to France to paint a picture of the Delaware soldiers there. a He was named recently by :ed b; commission appo Legislature to provide h tures to beautify last e State House :he one p.c at Dover. At a conference between the artist ^and the Commission held last week two ideas were submit ted. Mr. Arthurs' -uggestion was to depict the Delaware regiment watching the Rhine, with the beautiful castles and cliffs of that historic river as a background. It is said that a portion of Delaware's troops actually form a "Watch on the Rhine." in the vicini Coblenz. From an artist's view point this would make a wonder ful picture. The idea projected by the Com mission had its inception in the fact that since it was on Delaware soil that Lafayette first drew his sword in defense of A me freedom, a fitting background would be that portion of France which is the birth-place of this friend of America. By a curious he place where American soldiers first en gaged in-trench warfare. Here in the Yale of Domremy made sacred by the spirit voices that inspired Joan of Arc, the French in deiicate compliment to America, relinquish ed to her soldiers the defense rf 'the Alsace Lorraine sector. of sm . ■ . . i J, tt l e spotmo.t precious to tne rn.an » heart. Here, -oo, tne ,ouM >f the American bugle was to the imaginative Frenchman the voice Joan ,f A t rc . 7 h i c fc h wouId lead the world until faith among ^ ha.- been estai : forever. impie, reverent words. Lafayette, we are here" migh. well be -ugge-ted b.* Delà ware's Own in a background dear to this Soldier of Freedom who drew sword first on so them. i c : coincidence a 1 dear to Mr. Artnurs splendid work is fammar to thousands of Delaware people. His paintings, "The Drum . . Beat ol a Nat.on. ^ which depicts soldiers leaving Dover Green during the Révolu the Delaware soldiers Dover Green during the Revolu tionary War hangs in the Senate Chamber at Dover. According to experts every detail of uniform and of circumstance is technically correct, Mr. Arthurs tained accurate information from the British Museum having^ ob &nd from eV xC J' e S0U J c f; r , The Landing of the Dutch at Lewes" presented to Delaware Col lege by Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Sharp . . . ami hanging now in Old College Hall is a masterpiece for the pro duction of which Mr. Arthurs spent months in Lewes. Artists who saw this picture when it was on ex hibition in New V ork claim that the light effects are marvelous. , , , Delaware is particularly fortun ate to have a native son who can depict her own history. Delaware an- in all part? of the state are keenly interested in the outcome of Mr. Arthurs' mission to France. The Catholic and Episcopal churches enter today (Ash Wed nesdav) the penitential season of Lent which terminate- Ea-ter Sat .Lenten regulations were read on Sunday and announcement of spec lal services made. Social activitie will, to a great extent cease until after Easter Sunday, April 20. Lent Begir.3 Today urday at noon. 1 • TANK CORPS TO BE permanent part OF STANDING ARMY Captain \X hittingham Re views its History and Achievements Captain Richard R. Whittingham who was recently discharged from service told . tb .terview a illuminât s deveiop on of the few da; ago some ing facts concerning ' >f the Tank div The activities ei me: ar: :n oar ticuiar branch of the service were little k jwn to the average A several reasons and the s' had er fo a-: :e can from the fact tha " Treat 'em rough adopted and that the tank could do imost anything except climb a 66 f few details have i ' for militar to the pubHc. The tank scheme was ogan been a ntil recent been given reaso: dev:-ed bv Co Eng! t service tnfe Boer \\ ar. 1 he d^vciopsd from observation of the caterpil lar tractor used for agricultural purposes. Colonel Swinton thought that by the use of armor plate, and otr.er changes there maemnes could be utilized for taking enemy macnine gun emplacements with out so great a loss of infantry, The idea was favorably received by the English government and in 1915 a tract of ground in Southern England was taken over for experi mental work. To maintain strict Swinton. .el .man had done va who secrecy, th tract was fenced off with charged barb wire and a num ber of machini interned there to carry on the experiments. These activities naturally arous ed curiosity and to allay suspicion Colonel Swinton caused the report to be circulated that thev struct 10 were con g tanks for Russian oils fulfill certain contracts. The name 'tank" thus fastened unon th long. wide, m th war machine was retained and is used in all official records. This terrifying contrivance was sprung on the Germans first at Cambria and lived up to all ex pectations. The French imitating the British machine but consider mg it too clumsy, developed a s ma 1 .er tanx. Lou;^ Renault tnere ed over the resources of ve shops to the manufac ghter Frer.c men, nner. upon tur his mach tu re of th which carr a d pe. twi :es a ere* and a machine = pe i ank ^equivalent to 18 men of ar.tr'. :n an attack. n purposes in this country, the light French type was French-Imported. Captain Whittingham said that as far as Tank tactics are concern ed there was little to be said ex cc Pt ^at drivers are cautioned to go not more than 50 yards in ad the 5nfantr >' without which they are practically power less. Tanks can take but naturally cannot hold a position— that is. the function of the supporting infan try. These in turn mu The French 1 teet : eet high and 5 : • feet s about 6 o * •_ ta a l ■ we.gn is, is nttei icfees th turn .>peed of The larger tj a crew of 8 men, is equip a 12 cylinder Liebrt; r. weighs about 40 tons and is It is estimated that v:tn armor plat* a max 6 and has miles per hour, carries ped with clumsy. er. reguia For instruc enemy who not get too close to the tanks for they make excellent target for the try to shatter the treads which ac tion makes further locomotion im possible. Should the tanks be dis abled an and surrounded by the enemy, the occupant.- must fight on foot. In hill climbing where the enemy might be on the other side with hand grenades."thev tried a r - • them to hill. Th periscope arrangement to enable see over the rise of the was not satisfactory', however, and as a British officer expressed it, the best way to find out the desired information was " t0 ? et a cha P with a stout heart to stick his head out and take a look." In reply to a question concern ing the activities of the Germans in tank warfare Captain Whitting ham said that thev had don* very little for several reasons While they have- good machinists, thev are imitators, not originators. They captured some British tanks and attempted to improve upon them by placing shields over the vulnerable treads .these however, proved a detriment since they cut into the earth and impeded' pro Then, too, the Germans gross were short of materials necessary for construction. Little was done j threrefore, with this branch of the service and while much specula tion was rife as to the result of a battle of tank against tank, so far as is known no such engagements occurred. Three methods of com bat were used by the Germans: at- : tacking with huge guns, unscrew-: > n R a cap which put the tank guns' out of commission and using ear bon dioxide gas which affected the carburetor. The Tank Division, he said, com prised about 40.000 men. at least of 30.000 of whom went overseas and many of whom saw action. This he Engineers in j July 1917 and was assigned to Of ...er- Training '.amp at Fort r. tr.e r. r.e vetting overseas, he was permanently stationed at - Camp Colt, was made Supply officer O and attained the rank of Captain. S.nce his di-charge he has res am e J . n.s former position with the American Machine Co. on will continue permanent Iy as part^of the American stand Div r.g army. Captain Whittingham was tractor in the Tank Corp burg, until at a „ Camp Colt. Ge ice sigr.i He enlisted i the Message from King George -* Crafts: ■ frorji ov 6 r 36 âs England. When docked at Manchester, it by a messenger who bore greet from King George On note paper embossed in red with the K ; nsr'« Coat of irm; sod the" words "Windsor Ca-tle" - the following message- a u . . f. ' , _ Lmted States, ; op e o e r Frank H. Balling, one of the men at Kells who returned the a to recently with 87th or Acorn Division, posses.-e valuable souvenir of his stay :n his transport was met at 1 j h Isles wel ■rr.-i on your way.to taKe your stand oeside the armies of many ns now fighting in the Old > or.a .he great batt.e for human • r tfJ? om ' A „. . Tr.e An. es .vil. gam new hear; and spirit in your company. "I wish that I could shake the ! . Land of each one of you and bid you God Speed on v our "George R. I. :on. "April 1918." Appleton Organizes Grange The regular meeting of the Ap pleton Social Club was held on Saturday evening. March 1. After Kl the opening exercises the presi dent. Mr. Harry- Peterson, intro duced the v d tors who had come to | j cuss the advisability of orgar.iz- % r.g a Grange. The first -peaker was Hon. " Henry McCullough of Elktor.. He gave a most interesting and in- ä structive talk, explaining the ob- j and advantages of Grange-, j Mr. McCullough was ; Mr. Charles Anthony, State Or ganizer of Grange. He told what the National Grange *ia- done in pa-t year-, and how much more can be accompli-hed by combined effort than by individual effort. At the end of Mr. Anthonv's ad dress, twenty-five persons indicat ed their desire to become member of a Grange. Mr. Anthony then be gan the work of organization. This wül be completed next Saturday evening, March 8, at which time it is hoped that everybody interested will be present ' ' ii Miss Day, County Demonstrat r : and Mr. Knode, Countv Agent two of the charter members, -_ Good P __ » 0000 rT0 * r * m8 at : ject ' owed b are Farmers' Institutes Fifty farmer- and farm wives listened to the programs given at f farmers' institute meetings > at Centerville and Talleyville on [I MARCH The Tricky Month. Take no chances on the weather. Heavy Overcoats, >4 Off. Now $11.25 to $45. Spring Overcoats. $15 to $40. Raincoats, $1<> to $.>5. New Suita. The last of our finest— $00—Now $45.00. 57.50. $40—Now $30.00. I. Finest worsteds and unfinished: Serge Lined. silk and Mohair business Suits. $11.25 to It will .50. pay you to come here and it will pay you to come now. ■ MULLIN'S HOME STORE j : 6th and Market, Wilmington Û Thursdav and Fridav. February 27 'and 28 respectively. These insti tutes were held under the direction of the committees of the Farm Bu reau. Chairmen S. Rodman Smith and L. E. Dilworth and their com The main subjects discussed at the two institutes were: "Planning tne Farm tor Profit, and "Improv Pend: •• JlanagSg the Ann Flock." by Mrs. "Mary E. Dickey; ••Social Life on the Farm." and Blackford* «Tka Da ; rv Tnrin«. -- v VewCa^'e Countv "ovR O Bauman " .'' ' ' ._ RuraI Carrier Examination . , u ,, M , to be on March 22 mittees are to be commended upon the aptitude with which the meet gs were conducted. The Lr.ited States Civil Service ■ission has announced ar. ex Comm amination for the County of New . ua *'- v do i? l<: *î ed in the territory of a post office in the county and who meet the other requirements set forth in Form No. 1977. This form Castle. Del., to be held at Newark and New Castle on March 22. 1919. to fill the position of rural carrier at Delaware City and Newark and vacancies that may later occur onj rural routes from other post of fices in the above-mentioned coun ty. The examination will be open onlv to ma'e citizens who are act and appliaction blanks may be ob tained from the offices mentioned above or from the United States Civil Service Commission at Wash ington, D. C. Applications should be forwarded to the Commission at Washington at the earliest prac ticable date on of women to this will be limited to those who are unmarried and to the wives of soldiers and sailors serving in the present war. The admi; examination |0 x Kl I j % hi " Another Book from Kells * i [i] ä j j [»J » fil fil W nj & ii : I e 3 3 3 3 3 "!NCE in a while, i , in between times, the Boys and Ciirls out m the Shop print a Book jusl as o ii] they want it done. No instructions from the customer to follow. They do it just as they see it in their mind's eye, and work eft regard to date of delivery. (| This time, it is the Gospel of St. John accord ing to the King James Version, with the that it is not versed but merely paragraphed. Set in 12 point good old type Cheltenh makes a book of 1 2 7 pages, ornaments were made specially for this publicati It is printed in black, with colored initials set m gray blocks. The paper, heavy white antique. The binding is gray board, tipped with sheep skin and damped in gold. (| Simply and beautifully done, a book you would love. Some of our friends who buy everything print, say it is our best. It really isn't— but will like it. 1 I 3 3 3 I) V L 1 it without ^ .J* !) -*. I exception ffi W f > i am, it Initial letters and ï ❖ H [I ion. to v ï I K J* ^ 0 ■«& I. we you eg happily different eg eg eg g For a present—well it i that it attracts. g 8 f V IS SO 1 eg *g g g •N eg eg § e The price—$2.00 while they last <| If you would like to see it, drop we will send it for your inspection. eg us a Jme and g eg The Scribe at Kells. t I ■ v I W Û 1 Î Newark Grange in Contest ^§or County Prizes J . , t t v e Newark Grange repo - secretary oi the - a. e j members in...ated . ,®. month of February-, which is membership of 351 per cent. It .s heedless to say that if w5i Mrtlfnh* h^vemade j he contest verv interesting for her O p ponent5 _ ' * Lecturer M. O. Pence states that I he f 1 '; c * l \ toget ^* C ™™Kom 'L r< \ pr th* faculty and town people ana a pr-igmui meetings will be adopted. The members of the Grange are an iticipating a series of instructive interrain » led wlth MC "* event--. an : increase in Newspapers Should be Studied in Every Public School *•*■• t e * . of English m Chicago last Wed nesday. To prepare boys and girls to be intelligent citizens of tomorrow, ail pupils in our public schools should be taught to read news papers and to connect what thev read with what they are studying . ;n the c.assroom, said Prof. W il ^ ar< ^ G. Bleyer, head of the depart ment of journa.ism at the tniver of W isconsin. in addressing 'ational Council of Teachers "Pupils must be encouraged to take an intelligent interest in im portant events that are happening every day in the community, the state, the nation, and the world at large." he continued. "Too often thev are attracted onlv bv mere striking episodes in the day's news, such as fires, robberies, and ath letic contests, and neglect entirely the epoch-making events and ut terances that affect the world's history. .J *î girls are »*>*» how to «^criminate be. tween the important and the important in the day's news, thev may Ket wrong ideas of life, un "Ever}- subject that is taught i n our schools should, whenever p 0g . sible, be connected with.everyday M«. and in man - v lances there is no better way to show this re . lation than to connect it with the day's news. It is the greatest prob lem of a!I education to connect books and ideas with evervdav lif e LI > in g to solve part of this problem by discussing with their pupils portant current events as they reported in well-edited papers." are news Burglars Enter Delaware Avenue Ho me Burglars entered the home of John Miller on Delaware Av monev and ..lo worth of thrift enue late Sunday night or early Mondav morning and secured about Sl5 in stamps, no t locked and through this the burglar evidently entered. A desk The sitting room window was was ransacked and S13 and the stamps secured. A pOcketbook con taining $2 was taken from an over coat in the hall. This was later found empty near the B. and 0. Station, thrown aside -because it was stamped with William Miller's name. Two other pocketbooks con taining small sums were not dis turbed, the intruder evidently hav ing been frightened away. No clue has yet been found, al though imprints just outside the window seem to* indicate that the culprit was a woman wearing high heeled shoes.