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VOLUME XI NEWARK POST, NEWARK, DEL., JUNE, 2, 1920 NUMBER 18 Many Friends Pay Final Tribute to Presbyterian Pastor Impre»»ive Ceremony Held Yes terday Afternoon a Dr. Rowan was 54 vears old. He was horn in Chester, Pa., where his earlv education was received. He ;vTended Lafavette College and L 1 aftrn graduating there entered I Princeton Theological seminary, where he received his training for , th" ministrv. Upon graduating he ,, i Tj 'll wr •ailed to Broadwav Presnv i i t, ,.• ■ tti _' terian church. Baltimore. From . ,, , , -v T „ __. • o_tam there lie came to Newark in Sep i -, cnn t r _ «iî teinber, 1899. In June of the fol i • i nr y «A vear he married Mary Lee ? - , * , . J \ lrginia, and brought , vr , " is bride to Newark. Close FriendsConductChurch Services; Masonic Honors at the Grave I)r. Wiliam J. Rowan, for 21 y>\irs pastor of the Presbyterian church here, died suddenly on Fri day evening at his home on West Main -treet. shortly after six oYIn.'k. He was apparently in his muai health and spirits during the day which he spent working in the After dinner he had gone into the garden again to work. In a few minutes, however, he was stricken and managed to reach the house where he collapsed. Dr. C. H. Blake and Dr. H. G. M. Kollock summoned but failed to re garden. were vive him. I y a ' , j a n ! l,, ' ber charts and p: 'ures which he used in lectures delivered in this and nightboring ! ■'Mte<. He was always interested in j civic affairs and took an active in- j terest in every progressive move-1 ment inaugurated here. i low in J limon For 12 years, from 1904 to 1916, lie was an assistant professor at i Delaware College where he taught j gy and rehetoric. When i tir Women 's College opened he was a in••mber of the faculty there and taucht Public Speaking. Dr. Rowan was an able pulpit rv ir and a recognized authority m tli" Bible of which he was His sermons based m Biblical history were models of ,i •nraev and examples of keen His knowledge of the o! >gv and of church history and maj" made him a valuable addition t > th.' New Castle Presbytery on vh'i '0 examination committee he ' ■rv"d for years. If" was an ardent lover of na ture and was a close student of lords and theyr habits. He had i dose student. analysis. j . „ , . , , . 'oas of keen intellect, unswerv- L nm n. devotion. to h!s church, earnest in effort to promote the J Mv.c progress, his loss will b ! k 7 ' ll] y felt by the community in "''Vr." he bas faithful y labored, Hi- is survived by his wife, one Hamrhter, Yiolet, and two sons, F. J ihn. son and Archibald. Funeral services were conducted y sn rday afternoon at 2 o'clock ac eording to Masonic rite under the <1 ; " Mon of Hiram Lodge, No. 25, A I', and A. M., of which tie was a mein eau-i '"r. Th • services at the church were in "ii arge of the Rev. Joel S. Gil of Wilmington, a •' friend of Dr. Rowan's, and Hi;; Bi'v. U. Franklin Smiley, of Wilmington, a classmate of the de af Princeton Theological F 'lninary. and the Rev. A. Lathem, of Chester, spoke. I ii'* pallbearers were George L. ^l"'lill. Robert J. Colbert, Nathan -d- M »thorall . Orlando K. Strahorn, l ) i'. Charles W. Dunlevy, Edgar Ni-Mullen, Harry N. Reed and Ruben s. Gallaher. I l b" attendance was unusually |* ar m' and the floral tributes num Interinent was made in Dad of Christiana cemetery. Mr-. Rowan and the children it s umDrstood will remain in New bllan, fomrerlv mon-. Professor Cummings to Move to Newark, N. J. I Prof. Harold N. Cummings, who ... y resigned from the Depart Pfnt of Engineering at the College, Kill move his family the last of the peek to Newark, N. J., where he accepted a position with Dean pllan R. Cullinore at the Technical jMiool there. las NATION'S DEAD HONORED WITH AP PROPRIATE SERVICES R. G. Buckingham and Dr. R. W. Cooper Pay Eloquent Tribute to Heroes Nature's tribute to the fallen heroes whorq Newark turned out to honor on Sunday was a perfect May Day. Sufficiently w'arm to perfect the assemblage at the M. E. tery to stand without discomfort through the exercises, it was not too warm for comfortable marching. A long procession, headed by the valiant remnant of Reyonlds Post G. A. R., who were conveyed in au tomobiles, formed in front of the Academy building. The Minnehaha Band in uniform, the buglers, also in iiniform, a firing squad, repre sentatives of the American Legion, a long line of school children carry ing flags and flowers, followed by the Continental band made lengthy procession which was aug mented along the route by numbers of school children, members of the American Legion and others. They proceeded first to St. where tbe chlb ^en aided the veterans in decorat L 1 ?? th «. ^aves of their comrades, I America was sung a salute to tbe ^ ^ 1Te , n ^ tbe ch ' drei \ a ? d , g^ l0ns P la * ved b - v Minnehaha m ' i .1 , , 1 he march was then resumed and ,, . , the procession marshalled bv Cap . ■ * T w t> , r , * o_tam J. W. Ramsey and Commander n A CM . c . . T L. A. bhort ot the American Le . , , , AT „ gmii, proceeded to the M. L. ceme ? tery where further exercises were held, on a temporary platform ap -iii . j 1 1 propriately decorated. Varied Exercises at M. E. Cemetery Commander Short in a brief in ceme a I troductorv speech, paid tribute to the priciples and ideals which the G. A. R. has so valiantly fostered 1 and introduced Comrade Richard G. Buckingham, who presided. Mr. Buckingham addressed the assem blage as follows : ' j , « •.•_ Comrades and fellow citizens: -ivri -it . •, , e vr While I am not a resident of New , t i , e _I ark, I have a warm attachment for; many of its citizens. When the Fourth Delaware Regiment was! being recruited in the summer of j 1863 for a period of three years, many of the Newark boys were I prompt to respond to the call 0 f ; their country and enlisted in that regiment. Among the number were j the two Armstrong boys, Tom ! j Smith of near Newark, Lash Bar-| of near Tweed's Mill, north of ! j j i i j i i i i ! | Newark, John Moss, Alfred Bailey and many others. "Then in 1864 when the South-! ern troops had entered Delaware ; j and were burning bridges in the neighborhood of Magnolia, an L m | eall was sen t out for a num £ er of men to serve for a sho rt term Answering this call were Comrade Joe Lutt0 n, two of the MiUer} tw0 0 f the Choate boys, j Rankil \ Armstrong and many a who have shared with you their last | hardtack—all of these little tokens of fidelity make an indelible im comrade's mind and others. "The boys wdio have touched el on the march, bows with you bivouaced with you on the march; press on a form a bond of attachment that lasts as long as life lasts. "The immortal words of Lincoln linger with me: 'The mystic chords of memory stretching from every •battlefield and patriot's grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature, shall swell the chorus of the Union, for a united, peaceful and happy people,'; and the parting words of Gen. Grant, to Gen. Lee at Appo matox : ' Retain your side arms, and your horses, return to your homes, you will need the horses in putting in your spring crops, be good, and let us have peace.' Those few words cover over much ground. You know as well as T do how those sentiments expressed have been fulfilled." Mr. Buckingham also read the order signed by John A. Logan an nouncing the annual observance of Memorial Day. - Chopin's "Funeral March" was placed by Minnehaha Band ; a solo, Kipling's "Recessional," was sung bv Mr. Harvey Steele; Lincoln's Gettysburg speech^ was delivered bv Catherine Holton ; Prof. C. B. (Continued on Page 4.) a it J. he DEAN THOMPSON TO ENTER THE COMMER CIAL WORLD Submits Resignation to Take Effect at End of Academic Year Dean Firman Thompson who has been a member of the Delaware College faculty for 12 years, pre sented his resignation to the-Board of Trustees recently. He has ac cepted a position as chief chemist with a Philadelphia firm at a sub stantial salary increase over that received at the college. This latter fact was. according to his state ment, the sole reason for his re signation which will become effec tive at the close of the present academic year. in Professor Thompson was born in . New Castle, Ohio, in 1874. In 1897 JV 11 12 13 he was graduated with an S. B. degree in chemistry, from the Uni versity t>f Michigan. From 1897 to 1898 he. was connected with the ; New York Experiment Station, and j from 1899 to 1900 he was connected j with the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' j Experiment Station. From 1900 to j 1901 he was connected with the! Queenland Government Sugar Ex periment Station, and from 1902 to 1907, he served with the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Experiment Sta tion. From 1907 to 1908 he was assistant professor of chemistry at the North Dakota Agricultural Col lege. In 1908 he became chemist at the Delaware College Experiment Sta tion. In 1913 he was professor of! Agricultural Chemistry, and subse quently was made professor of j chemistry at Delaware College, When Dean Cullimore, of the De partaient of Engineering, resigned, j Professor I hompson was appointed , 1 to succeed him, and that position he of now holds. It had been planned that ; S. next ye,1r he should be in full charge of chemical work at Delà ware College Experiment Station. , ... rp , , Dean and Mrs. I hompson have . 1 . , . entered active!v into the social and „ . . . • ... , . , , civic life and will be missed by a wide circle of friends. They — poet to leave shortly after corn j meneement. '_ I v . , r D , f ; Knightsof P ythias # Change Uate or r lcmc j ! cx i The annual picnic of the Knights i of Pythias originally scheduled for ! Saturday, June 5, will be given in | stead on Tuesday, June 8. ; a St. Thomas' Church To Eentertain Soldiers St. Thomas' Guild will hold its next meeting on Thursday, June 10th. 1920, at which time they will entertain the soldiers who are now stationed at Linden Hall. The Women's Auxiliary of St. Thomas' Church recently sent a large box of clothing to Hall Creek Mission, Ashville. N. C. This makes the second large box sent by the Auxiliary this year. Their activities have been suspended for the sum | mer but will be resumed in Septem her. « *' ]\j r and Mrs. Richard B. Tiley, to 0 f Essex, Connecticut, announce ^] 1( , engagement of their daughter, Thelma Andersoii, to Richard R. Whittingham of Newark. The wed d i n <j w jH take place some time in September. Miss Tiley has visited Newark of frequently within the past year. gj ie ; s a graduate of Pratt Institute and served with a Red Cross unit in Ensrland during the war. Upon her return she entered the teaching profession and accepted a position 0 f instructor in Domestic Science at Delaware City. Mr. Whittingham is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Whittingham. He attended Delaware College, class 0 f 1912 . At the outbreak of t j ie \y or ld War, he enlisted in the of .Engineering Corps and was com missioned at Fort Meyer. Upon application he was transferred to the Tank Corps in February, 1918, and was commissioned captain in June of that year. He was an in structor for a time at Camp Meade B. and was later made Camp Supply Officer at Gettysburg. Announce Daughter's Engagement to Young Business Man of Newark NEWARK DISTRICT HAS 682 CHILDREN OF SCHOOL AGE Census Recently Completed by Teachers for State Authorities of The census of school children in Newark completed recently by the teachers for the state educational authorities discloses the fact that there are in the town 568 white and 114 colored children of school age in this district. They are distributed according to age as follows : White Colored Boys Girls Boys Girls 6 years ... 15 7 years ... 21 8 years ... 26 9 years ... 17 21 3 5 37 6 7 22 of 4 6 34 3 8 JV - vears • • • 28 11 years ... 25 12 years ... 26 13 years ... 33 28 6 5 18 8 6 J ears ••• .27 . vears • •. 24 . vears • • • U years ... 16 years ... 1 37 4 6 25 6 8 22 5 7 17 6 3 14 1 1 17 5 Totals . . .271 A census of children of pre school age showed the number un der 2 years of age to be 67 white and 18 colored. The number be tween 2 and 5 is 143 white and 36 colored. 297 54 60 Former Member of Ex periment Station Staff Weds Arthur C. Whittier, a chemist for the du Pont Company, formerly one of the Experiment Station staff here, and Miss Pauline Lefpert, a graduate of the Delaware Hospital school for nurses, were married on Saturday morning at the parsonage of Zion Lutheran Church by Rev. S. G. von Bossce. Mr. and Mrs. Harry F. Sehrieder, Jr., were wit nesses. After a brief wedding trip to Maine, the home of the groom, the young couple who have a large • ; » » ., ?.. circle ot triends m this citv, will „ •■. . ri7 reside at 517 ( lavton street, Wil • . • ' be on is at Secretary Bebout Leaves Friday Evening General Secretary W. Paul Be bout of the Y. M. C. A., who re signed some weeks ago to take effect June 1, left on Friday evening for his home in Wilkinsiburg, Pa., whither lie removed his family sev eral weeks ago. At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Association held on Thursday evening, Mr. Bebout turned over the building and effects to the committee in good shape. The building was put in charge of George Carter, chairman of the House Committee, until a successor to Mr. Bebout can be secured. It was decided to suspend activities for the present and await the de cision of the towns which they hope may take up "Y" work under a general secretary who will make Newark his headquarters. Mr. Goodwin, Interstate Secretary, will be here this week to work on the proposition. Tickets For The Mikado Now Exchangeable Tickets for The Mikado which will be given next Monday evening will be exchanged at Rhodes' Drug Store any time between now and Monday. Arrangements have been entire ly eompl^ted for this spectacular production which will be given under the auspices of the Choral Club. Excellent candy made by Newark housewives famous for thèir skill in the culinary art, will be sold the evening of' the performance by Geisha Girls. Firemen Busy with Carnival Plans Members of the Aetna Fire Co. are busy with plans for their an nual carnival which will be held this year on the week of July 24 to 31. Additional attractions have been secured, and the usual fea tures will be bigger and better than ever according to the statement of Fire Chief Wilson. Dancing every evening in the Y. M. C. A. building will be one of the attractions this year. The eommittees'will be announc ed next week. j-i. HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI TO HOLD REUNION AT OLD COLLEGE Indications Point to Unusually Large Attendance This Year The annual reunion and banquet of the High School Alumni Asso ciation will be held next Saturday evening at 7 o'clock in Old College Hall, instead of at 7.30 in the Cen tury Club as previously announced. The business meeting will follow in stead of precede the banquet. All indications point to a large attendance, 70 acceptances having been received up to last night, an unusual number at this early date. Many Attend Confirmation Exercises at St. Thomas' A congregation of all demonina tions gathered at St. Thomas' church last Wednesday evening to hear Bishop Murray of the diocese of Maryland and to witness the confirmation of one of the largest classes ever receiving the sacra ment there. Special music had been prepared for the occasion by the choir and by the organist, Mrs. Burnley. After the confirmation ceremony, Bishop Murray ad dressed the class and the congrega tion upon the significance of the impressive service and the need of remaining steadfast in the fatth. Those comprising the class were Mrs. Clarence Denny, Mrs. George Dobson, Mrs. D. Lee Rose, Misses Marjorie Rose, Anna McCullv, Pauline Widdoes, Hilda Emerson; Messrs. John Slack, John R. Poke, Thomas Sprogel, Clifford Bennett. George Mitchell, Buford Denny, Lynam Reed, Clarence Denny and Claude Collins and Miss Virginia Harrington. Portrait of Caesar Rodney Presented to College A portrait of Caesar Rydney will be presented to Delaware College on Wednesday evening, June 2. at 8.00 o'clock, by John P. Nieids, Esq., of Wilmington. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will be held in the Lounge, Old College. The portrait is the gift of Mrs. Nieids, who is a granddaughter of a former student at the college. Recent Property Transfers The Newark Trust Co., through their representative, D. C. Rose, has sold the English farm near Iron Hill, to Mr. F. D. Downs, of Wil mington; a building lot, corner of Wilbur and Kilmon streets, the property of W. D. Dean, to Robert Tweed. Mr. Rose has sold to Amos C. Davis, Superintendent of Motive Power for the Pennsylvania Rail road Co., the residence on South College avenue recently purchased from Clifford Willis. Mr. Davis expects to take 1 possession early next week. Will Observe Birthday Of W. H. M. S. Next Sunday throughout the country will be observed the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Woman's Home Missionary So ciety. A special service will be held at the Methodist church. A.meet ing of the Ladies' Aid Society will be held on Wednesday evening. Six Freshmen Qualify. For Public Speaking Contest Tomorrow The Annual Public Speaking Contest open to members of the Freshman class of Delaware Col lege will be held in Wolf Hall on Thursday evening, June 3, at 7.30 o'clock. The public is cordially in vited to be present. The contes tants will compete for three prizes of $20, $15 and $10 offered by the Alumni Association. At the. pre liminary trials held yesterday, the following men qualified: E. D. Brandt (Eng.), Camden, N. J. : Roberty Betty, Jr. (E. E.) Montchanin; J. M. Baxter (A. & SA, Wilmington; G. L. E. Linn (Eng.), Wilmington; J. H. Pyle (A. & S.), Wilmington; C. N. Wade (A. & S.), Wilmington. Music for the occasion will be furnished by the Delaware College Orchestra. T Closing Exercises at Public Schools Next Tuesday Large Number to Graduate Class Day to be Observed at the New Century Club Friday Evening Tiie Senior Class of Newark High School will hold their Class Day exercises at the New Century Club next Friday evening at 8 o'clock. An unusually good program has been prepared and the class will be assisted by the Mandolin and Glee Clubs. The following is the program : Mandolin Club Glee Club Sara Lovett Selection Song, "Honeytown, Class History Class Song Prophecy Rose Song Class Will Song Presentation of Gifts Alma Dunlevy Class flasel Collins Glee Club Frances Buttles Song, ''Where O Where" High School The Commencement exercises, as previously announced, will be held in the Opera House on Tuesday evening, June 8. Twenty-two students comprise the class. The Baccalaureate sermon will be preached at the Presbyterian church next Sunday evening at 7.30 by Rev. Charles L. Candee of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington. A Number of Visitors Enter tained at Red Men's Home On Thursday evening, May 27, the following named persons called at the Red Men's Home on a visit to Mr. and Mrs. George W. Russell : Rev. George Dougherty. President of Breakfast Mission Association, and his wife; James Sterling, Miss Lizzie Sterling. Charles McICaig, Mr. and Mrs. Bartless. Miss Elma Campbell, p 11 of Wilmnigton; Mr. and Mrs. Lindell, or Newark. A religious service was held and a very happy time enjoyed. Presbyterians Will Not Observe Children's Day Owing to the death of the pastor, Rev. W. J. Rowan, the Children's Day exercises scheduled for next Sunday will not be held. Announces Engagement To Kells Craftsman Mr. and Mrs. Fred Strickland, of Providence, Md.. on Saturday announced the engagement of their daughter, Lillian Pearl, to Harry H. Cleaves, of Elkton. Mr. Cleaves holds a responsible position at Kells, with which establishment he has been connected for ten years. Housing Problem Figures In Referee's Court A peculiar ease growing out of the shortage of houses in Newark was brought before Magistrate Lovett s court last night when suit was brought against Rufus Roberts by Mrs. J. H. Roach for possession of the house on East Delaware Ave nue which has been occupied by M r. Roberts for seven years. A referee trial was held with George L. Townsend representing the defendant and J. Pearce Cann the plaintiff. William Singer, Frank Collins and George Fergu son were the referees. According to the testimony Mr. Roberts received notice to vacate the premises on May 25 . He was unable to secure a house and did not vacate. Papers were served im mediately and at last ngllrt's trial the evidence showed that while Mr. Roberts could not secure a house, Martin McCallister to whom the place had been rented, obliged to move. No complaint made against Mr. Roberts tenant and in justice to him, in accordance with valid precedent, the referees' decision gave him pos session of the house until June 25. was not was as a Dean Winifred J. Robinson will be at home on Friday afternoon from 3.30 to 5.30. Mitchell will receive with her. Mrs. S. C.