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j NEWARK POST, NEWARK, DEL., AUGUST 27, 1919 VOLUME X NUMBER 26 3 Q — Schools Open Monday Under New System Tl„. nnblio school« will nevi 1 in public schools will open next inesuax. this announcement conveys a new significance this year and marks the opening of a new era m education in the town and in the State. Two Additional Teacher* Ap pointed this Week Former Newark Youth Heads the Department of Agriculture Not until tins year have the, smioois operated under anything approaching a uniform system and not until now has equality of op portunity been possible for every child in the State. Here and there, to be sure, the civic eonsiousness lias awakened, a vision of an uncertain future for the State with an lin t, •ained citizenship was vouchsafed to certain districts, which nrovided for their children the best that tliev i,. t i.„ .,•] attitude of complacency with a background of vague discontent has I...,. . tlll , P q ' * '' ' t,l K , . , . u u Recent legislation has changed|No. much of this and the machinery of toe new system starts on Tuesday, No system can be a success, how ever efficient the management, with-j out the wholehearted cooperation of lb» lyWfc. This the Superintend (Mit of Schools asks in an open let-j ier printed elsewhere in this paper. This the local Board of Education The buildings have been put in .•.'pair and an efficient corps of teaehers secured. The list in part was published last _ week Since, hat time two appointments have wn made That of instrnctftr m AgrieuRure to which George Ma-; dan. Longland of Mt. Pleasant, a graduate of Delaware College and a former Newark res, dent, has been Eömii; which positicmwiîr'he l.eld"bv"Miss Charlotte "M Smith y * • A naiiom m. »mitn o > v ai tin no re. Pa., a graduate of: enlist Ivania State College. ^ ed irth?-ramm fl 7p^dU° a Jd mlni in the 1 i'd. Sel nol thafof WrnT AddL Wilson. Candidates for these positions are in town today and ap pointnients will probably* be made in a few days. - A * U ocme Auto Hearse Llehvered Saturday E. C. Wilson received from the Fader Motor Company on Saturday a handsome new automobile hearse would appreciate. These men are and have given jnuch of their time in the last few months to make conditions for the ensuing school year as favorable as circum stances will permit. Superintend ent Morris has been at work for two weeks. giving which was used for the first time on Monday. WEDDINGS On Wednesday evening, August! ~0, Ruth E. Richards, formerly of Newark, now of Philadelphia, and Kaymond L. Kramer of Rudolph,, Louisiana, were married at the home of Robert Potts on East Main Street, by Rev. William Rowan. Kramer-Richards Mr. Kramer has just returned from service overseas. A civil ceremony, conducted by a New orevi mag str . ate waa bpld the pievious evening owing to inabil ity to locate a minister in that city. 1 he young couple came to Newark in order to have a religious cere-j Miss Mary Hoffecker entertained a few friends very delightfully a porch party on Saturday after noon in honor of her sister Miss Edith Hoffecker whose wedding will take place in a short time, Guests were present from Newark, Wilmington and nearby points. A very happy afternoon was spent in formally and delicious refresh mony performed. Entertains Young Friends At Porch Party ments served. HIRAM LODGE IN STALLS NEW OFFICERS I Entertains Wilmington Visit ors at Special Meeting Friday Evening Hiram Lodge No. 25 A. P. and I A. M. held a special meeting last. , Friday evening to Install officers recently elected. Past Master M. | \Y. Whittaker of Corinthian Lodge,, Wilmington, conducted the mstal-j latiou sprv ! pp ' M ««!- , I Kill?> Fleming and Highfield of j Wilmington, accompanied Past Mastpr Whittaker and were the! ts of the loca i lodge, j installation, ice After the: cream and cake were served. The following officers e installe(1 . | Master Warren A Singles; junior Warden, IT. -J. Watson; Secretary, R. S. Gallaher; Treas virer, Dr. H. CL M. Kolloek; Senior Deacon, F. Irving Crow; Junior Deacon, Harvey B. Steele; Senior Steward, W. E.-Holton; Junior | 5 Th ° maS H> ' dU Sant , -] Large Delegation , !' Of Mechanics Visits ! Wilmington Lodge! „ ; -■ . A large proportion of the mem- j bership of American Flag Council , 28 Jr. O. U. A. M. visited Telegraph Council No. 29, Wil mington, on Friday evening. They were accompanied bv Troop A, Jr. O. IT. A. M. Guards. 1 'Members of the State Board of Officers inchirti.ifr Harvey Hoff, vit er of this town, N. B. Register of ( Lewes, John C. Hayes and A. H. Caulk were present. Addresses were made by the State Officers, Messrs. Windsor and Remley, of Welcome Council, and Mr. Smith, of American Flag Coun oil The Juniors of the State have mac e a net gam ot TOO members this year. One of the features of the evening's entertainment was 0 tbe . mi sic fimmhed by the Mont e,air Mand olin Club, Mate Board Ut ^ i Education Here Today ( The State Boar(1 0 f Education id an informal visit to Newark! f odav and inSDeeted the pron osed ! j sites *f or tll( , ,, ew school building. - 1 TALENTED COMPOSER DEDICATES MARCH TO T „, c dadcd 1 Hlb rArLK j . , * ' Ca S ll J S e ^ rk ^ OS L MarC ^ 3ntl Predlcts lts Po P' 1 ^ a letter received early this week b y c - c - Hubert, the talented composer Charles T. Edwards an-[ mounces that he has finished a j great march which he intends to ; dedicate to this paper. It will be , called "Newark Post March." Mr> Edwards has for the past!. five months conducted the Conti j nental band and Mandolin club ! here with unusual success. He is at present spending the month of , August at Oakwood Beach N. J. and has written during this time - four compositions. He will resume ( work with the local musical organ izations about September 4. "Mr. Edwards has a national rep utation as a composer. popular hit is "Patsy," an Irish intermezzo, played and featured by : Sonsa's Band. * ; His latest • 'By the way, I have finished a ; great March I have composed for ! the band and I intend to dedicate jit to your most popular paper and Icall it "The Newark Post MarchA 1 1 believe it will be more popular | than "Patsy," the Irish intermezzo ; which was played and featured by Sansa's band. I had the pleasure The letter received by Mr. Hu-1 bert is in part as follows: ! of listening to his band of 80 pieces t play same at Willow Grove. My repertoire of compositions i numbers over 100, including in ( strumental for piano, mandolin, j violin, band, and orchestra; songs including sacred, secular and pop ular songs. The boys seemed to like rry Con tinental March but r believe they will like the "Newark Post" much better. I shall bring the arrange i ment with me the first Thursday ! in September. I have made prep | arations to be with you on that night if you want my services." LAST OF OPEN AIR MEETINGS NEXT SUNDAY EVENING Community Sing and Anni versary Sermon on September 2 On Sunday morning, Rev. Frank Innis 0 f Chester, Pa., will fill the pulpit at the First Presbyterian church. - The last of the open air meet în * B WÜ1 be held on the steps,of Old College Hall next Sunday , tor evening. Rev. Framer Smith, pas of Elsmere Presbyterian Church, who was to have address- 1 ed the meeting last Sunday even ing but was unable to be present, i will address this final meeting. i 0 n the following Sunday, Sep tember 2, the church will open up f or the fall and winter season with the pastor in the pulpit. He will preach an anniversary sermon, celebrating the 20th year of his .pastorate in this charge. ; wft' h6 p ®wv*° f îw?"® W . lll,am P ' Whlte r Wilmington who 50 successfully conducted, , community singing on several oc (casions here last winter and who bas ^ecentty been conducting sings in Wilmington with much j success,'„.will lead a community i , sin g at tht phurch. -; R eturns After A Year ^ j Th Service m ine service Major and Mrs. Clarence A. Short returned home on Wednes-Au day fron, Can,,, Trayi«. where Major Short has been sta tinned for more than a year. He is looking especially well, having gained 35 pounds in weight dur ing his period of military service which, he says, he thoroughly en joyed. He will resume his position at, Delaware College. ' — PLANS FOR »TA. .2. _ __ HOME COMING NEAR ING COMPLETION - Tableaus and Drills to be r-- v n „ ar „„ f Pn _ ' cohontas at Red M r ! Men s Grove At a meeting of the Improved 1 Order of Red Men held in Wilming ton last Saturday evening further plans fortb ? annual Ho a rn ! u Co T i " K da - v were discussed and the date, September 13, previously announc ed was confirmed. The Wilmington and down-state members will arrive by train on the Pennsylvania and B. & 0. that | SfnSehfha' band Addre^ wdl ' ! r ,nne " a " a »and. Addresses will ba made b .V P 1 ! 01111 / 1611 ^ members of ! the ord er, and tableaus and drills P reaente d> bythe degree of Poco h° nta s- Raising teams will also a feature of the celebration. A special effort is being made to ' !" ave Present every returned A.E.F. ! meTn ber. They will probably play : a C( j ns Picuous part in the day's celebration. ! i 0n the evening preceding the ^°. me Coming day, Chief Red F ;°kiuhushu, the famous Blackfoot interpreter of the music of the American Indian will lecture on "The American Indian, Man of Mystery and Man of the Forest." ox j I vr. • . . A ! visiting Minister At Head Of Christiana Rev. John Newton Huston of / • [Glenolden, Pa. will preach at Head J of Christiana Presbyterian church ; next Sunday morning at 10.45. ! Sabbath School will b h 11 ■ t ( 10 , rhrUt . J , 6 6 , I I l° and Chnstion Endeavor at 8 ; ra - ! The members of the church and ( Sabbath school and their friends will hold their picnic Thursday on the church lawn. They will as _ ! semble in the morning, eat lunch- j eon at 12 when ice cream and cake They will play will be served, games in the afternoon, will Ke provided for the victors. One feature of the day's spor.t will be a ball game between Strickers ville and-Appleton. All are looking forward to the day's program of pleasure with a great deal of in terest. Sermonette—The people seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy. Prizes ATLANTIC CITY ! FLIERS TO MAKE TOUR i OF UNITED STATES Visit Jex Field Last Week and Take up a Number of Fans The high cost of flying and the cheerful way in which the high 'cost of everything is met were ad-. mirably illustrated * on Friday afternoon when eight or ten per-1,new -sons from this vicinity paid fifteen!'council dollars each for a fifteen-minute ' i I ride in an airplane. Two aviators known as Bob 1 Shanks and Bill Jenkins formerly government flyers who have been i at the Hotel Traymore, Atlantic i Jity, during the summer were in town on Friday and on Saturday morning and took up passengers from Jex field. They originally in tended to land on the Bower farm ,and their advance agent had made arrangements to that effect in ; order to draw from Elkton as well : 'f J*" 5 ST' found that it would be extremely | difficult to make a landing there, i After their arrival the change was I \made to Jex field. I On Friday they gave an exhibi-! tion of flying over Elkton and New-; i ark, coming sufficiently near to enable observers to read the mark- ! ing "Traymore" which still adorn ed their planes. They dropped an nduhceh^nt^from the sky stating , y^yÿgrfirr i r ' t • • !Kr • , , , " "j f t t n j f «f nrn «» were .t e mnted to trv the sir nl that ' rir : no ^ ' j - * . n *L ' „1 • P * Th aviators marie a verv favorable imnression and exnresJ ' ed themselves as being delighted 1 ' ,, ,_._. , , k m treat , ment ./ C( ; orded them by the Newark residents and were especially enthusiastic about the field as a landing place, declaring it to be Ideal. Jenkins was an in structor during the war period and : the late Quentin Roosevelt was one of his pupils. Th ' S ' according to the advance agent is one of a series of flghts arranged by a wealthy man who proposes to finance a tour of the whole United States in order to work up interest in the entire sub ^ ° f apronautics '. He intends to put on the market in a few years a 'plane "flivver" to sell for two thousand dollars which is only a sma11 P art of what an airplane costs at the Present time. Eight -chines wil^constRute the "fle^ j ' the cities and towns in the South . t £ ' , , „ ' .. j ' „ and return via the G ^ t & ' ■ Th . g estimate ! m t k h ' t 6 After the exhibition here the ! fl went back tQ Atlantic city wb ; cb w j R con tj nue their I headquarters. Here the planes will be over h au ] ec j and made ready for the tour . The advance agent left on Saturday morning for Rich mond, Virginia, which will be the next stop. X ir*n r- . M Will Erect Home On South College A / f .venue Postmaster L. K. Bowen has pur chased of 1). C. Rose, a lot on South College Avenue fronting the Wo / men's College and will erect there t The college properties on Depot 8 Road havp a]1 Le, ' painted durh, g . ( !l< ' past montl1 and . are decidedly ' m P roved bl a ppearanee. Painters ^ putting the finishing touches on _ ! Tke Knoll, the residence of Doctor j Mitchell. The white and green : combination lends new character to ! tlds beautiful old dwelling. on a handsome residence. College Properties Improved of Supper And Dance • Scheduled For October 9 The Board of Directors of the New Century Club assisted by the ospitality committee are making ar rangements for a supper to be given for the benefit of the building fund on October 9 from 5 to 8 p. Dancing to good music wil ltake place from 8.30 until 11. 111 . SITE OF PROPOSED SCHOOL BUILDING STILL UNDER CONSIDERATION Second Joint Meeting of School Board apd Cit izens Held Saturday The second joint meeting of the! citizens committee and the local School Board to confer on the se lection of a site for the proposed I buildings was held in the chamber i on Friday even- ! dug. Inability to secure a price on I. 'the Huber lot or baseball ground ■on Delaware avenue deferred a ' definite decision. Much discus (sion took place with reference to j ! lavailability and desirability of the 1 . I Several favor the idea of plac-,* ing the building on Main street be-i cause of its centrality and accès- i /sibility from every part of the dis-. trict. Others object because they 1 consider the" present frontage in-! sufficient and because of traffic and ! of this main highway in their*" future when proposed roadway construction is completed. q or , 7 ; mori+ . .. ev enly^'Tivide^ ^he^H^ prett ^ ! Le - W > ^ r d ece ' iving much'favo", nhl _ „„„„ij.-aHnn , . i u • , . ' ' or 1S ! ° n ' -f the earhest *> os * / . J hls ls one of «»« i —- 1 > ta^e^ gfinite steps toward theconstruction of'1t aew building ; Thus getting into ImSk ! <>r the aubata'ntia] 'aid availaïï?^'.»»* the recent gift of two million'dôf^ ' lars for suc h construction by P. S. du Pont. ' ___ v 1 1 »*• i * oun gst e rs Have Miraculoiis ' Escape From Death 1 Two young sons of Walter Moore, ,, , v , , . . , Kast Newark ' had a miraculous es C ape from death on Saturday after „„„„ . ?™ ' i i T T f the,r P111 frordof 11,1 1 : lr " ,» or ^ .e' driver fortunately was l , ti i . I usual immbeï ol^tnieks'and wlmüns • topped m the ticiidU <.V P M J, " J U vl ^ nit ^ ot 1 " • . lt ' a M ratp exceedim^fi'miies 2l 1 1 t „' hnxï iïtonmted t'" rui' 1 ^he'slree^ (Ihavtlv'''/)! his path. The machine struck'one rpar , n , j Rf)Sp an(1 Senator Jt)ha P . Riph , ar f s v '' itneased thp acpidpllt and helped the driver lift the body j into the machine and hurry him to | l1)r ' Knll(,ek ' s He was not i ! n1 ' hnt Dr ' Ba . vard Murray and j Dr. Cann who were on the street ! the timp pave 11 tllorou ??h exämina 1 ' 011 and found no internal injuries I nor broken b°nes. The few scratch Ps lllld Plds worp drossed by the j Physicians and the lad was removed j to h , is lu j mp whprp apart from stiff-Tip 111 Ss an< Sf)tt Jots under consideration. of the lads and the front wheel ran over his body. The driver succeed ed in stopping the car before the wheel reached the prostrate muscles lie is in a j very satisfactory condition. Officer Apslev took the number ( of the ear but eye witnesses deelar ed that the driver was absolutely •blameless and left nothing undone to prevent the accident. j Officer Arrives , . „ , At a recent meeting of the New|. Cas p Coifnty School Board ALss Ruth Jones of Baltimore Md., was appointed attendance officer. She reported tor duty on Monday and will make Newark her headquarters! p)l bb° present, reporting daily at the ( ( mnt,\ Building, A\ llmingtou. Miss Jones has had considerable - New Attendance experience in tins t\ pe ot work in Baltimore County, where she alsoi taught for several years. - Major -Carlton Coniter, Jr. of! Baltimore, Md., has been detailed te Delaware College as comman dant to succeed Major Duvall. He: was transferred here from the Ninth District and reported for; Mojor Conlter is a graduate of West Point, class of 1917 and has just returned from overseas. New Commandant For ^ Delaware College Re ported Yesterday dutv yesterday. . Notable Social Events in September Plans Maturing for a Busy Month Two Newark Girls to Marry; Both to have Church Weddings ,, , . I. ^Ptmber bids fair to make up sop i a a , l tlv , 1 ^!f» s w ia | fbp P r(>spn * ' X( 11 ' In f. ' didl month of August v ' < ' < ; aeationists are returning; ! u sp ' ll>f , ai * d colleges are about, f<> 'T e " 1 ''»tury ( lub is pre paring tor the winter season and several weddings are scheduled to , , tak< ' P laep - Invitations have been issued this ek by fornier State Senator and ^ rs ' Ha f vpy Hoffppkpr to tbe wed ' <llI . lfï of tJieir daughter Edith ! Eiizabetb and Miller Thomas Ly their*" 1 ' ""f Mr * 6ilbert Tj > 11111,1 ?* Wilmington. The cere monj will take place on Saturday evening, September sixth at six ! o'clock in Saint John's Protestant 5, pi8e t 0 . pal Wilmington. A i reception will follow at the Lynam residence, 907 Delaware Avenue. ' A number of social affairs have been given bv The family and friends of the voting people for the bridal party. ' ; Another wedding of unusual in t e j' es t which will take place during 7-s is that of Mia, Aline ) ~ n i vllP ' kjVa,li ?' daughter of form pr a . n d M rs - William H. Evans to (TäPtam Armand Dur ant, a regular from Atlanta, Georgia, now sTfhiÎP 1100 ! a t Fort Meyer, Ya. The date of>ftiä, wedding has been set for SaturdayT^^W September 27. It will be solemnized m the hirst Presbyterian church hm , Thku ., 1r . , . .. 1 his wedding is the culmination i^ a romance which started in France, where Miss Evans was do ing "leave area" work during the l TO and Captain Durai,t I m S with the United States forces. • J h< ' • VOUn " couple wil1 make their future ,1011ie at Fort ^yer. XkT r T î T t W ' C ' T * U. To tester A, Widdoes, aged 81 years, died at tlie home of her son, | O. W. Widdoes, on Saturday, i August 23, of general debility. j Funeral services were held at her at'.late home yesterday afternoon at 2.30 with Dr. W. J.^'Rowan offieiat ing. Interment was made in New ark cemetery. j Mi'ü. Widdoes spent most of a j long and useful life In this vie ini tv. stiff-Tip until the time of her recent ill was serv Meet Tomorrow The AY. C. T. U. will meet with Airs. Mary E. Donnell tomorrow (Thursday) afternooh at 2 o'clock, OBITUARY Hkstkr A. WinnoEs j ness, she was unusually active and -alert for a woman of her years, her ( ability to read withouf the aid of glasses, .and to keep nip with the events of the day, exciting the won -der and admiration of her friends, She is survived by five .sons, Frank and O. W. Widdoes of this j town, A. B. Widdoes of Dexter, ) M<*• ; George E. of Oldtown, Me., i and J. Seymour of Bridgeton, Me. ; aild one daughter, Mrs. G. H. Met tin ger of Philadelphia. The five ; sons and thp son . in .i aw a , te d as ! pa ,l-beare r s for the mother, Mary A. Smith i Mary Adaline Smith, only daugh | ^ er Albert Smith formerly of - ' Rising Sun, Md. aged 46 years, died a + home of her brother, George Smith in Baltimore on Thursday, August 21, following an operation ( for appendicitis. Funeral services were held at jthe residence of her brother on : Monday morning at 8 o'clock. The 'body was brought to Newark on of! Monday morning. Services were j held at Head of Christiana Presby j terian church by Rev. Branch of Baltimore at 12.30 and interment | made in the adpoining cemetery. She is survived by her father and three brothers George, Bradley of (and Henry. The deceased was a | cousin of Albert L. Lewis of this : town.