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NEWARK POST NUMBER 24 NEWARK POST, NEWARK, DEL., JULY 14, 1920 VOLUME XI WARn CONTRACTS k W AKU tun I RAG l a FOR WATER IM PROVEMENT PLAN ing able years the of per of that 4 is ness of time For Gate Valves in R D Wood & Co., $66.75 for by • ' 7 _ f 19 ally 0 m.. $82.75 for12 in. L C n P 75 for In ^° r j One °T V, „vaLo To '«fin for 10 in • L U f dl °T, ï 4 the 1 Kennedy Valve Co., $66.75 for this to in.; 82.75 for 12 in. I Because of the specified weight ing fend other stipulations .in the bid pf R. D. Wood and Co., it was con- Qjj bidered the best and on advice of Engineer Hartman the contract Las awarded to them. ! For Cast Iron Piping ( R. D. W'ood & Co., Philadelphia, |76.49 per ton, for 10 in. I U. S. Cast Iron Co., $77.50. I John Fox & Co., $87.00. I The contract was awarded to |he first mentioned bidders. f Although bids for the pumps L.-ere recived, there are features lonneeted with them that require tareful study. Action on these ■»ids was therefore deferred until text Monday evening. Likewise, fection on bids for excavation and Concrete work was deferred until ■V'ednesday evening. I0UNCIL OPENS BIDS MONDAY NIGHT Vi: 11 Give Further Con sideration to Those for Pumps and Excavation An adjourned meeting of Town 1 une il was held on Monday even bids for the water g to open iprovement project. Consulting gineer Hartman was present to s.Mst Council in going over the ids which were as follows: i For Standpipe hicago Bridge and Iron $14,480 imerican Bridge Co. 21,186 travo Contracting Co. 21,850 'ippet & Wood, 16,990 *ittsiburgh-Des Moines Co. 17,995 Co. This contract was awarded to he lowest bidder, the first named the above list. n Eecent Property Changes In the Vicinity The Newark Trust Company has old recently the following prop rties : Two houses on Continental Ave iue, the property of David C. lose, to Charles Biddle. Two houses on South Chapel street, to Mrs. John W. Chambers. The property of Mrs. J. Rankin Armstrong on West Main Street to tfrs. Angie Perkins, who will oc :upy the same at an early date. VIrs. W. J. Rowan, it is understood, vill occupy the property which Mrs. Perkins will vacate. Bayard Perry has moved 1 his family to the residence recently vacated by the family of Fred Ritz, who have moved to their new home on Park Place. The Farmers Trust Company sold during the past week a iroperty belonging to Esther A. 'hoebus on New London Avenue, 0 Christopher White. k .13 Shriner Returns After Extensive Western Trip [ A. L. Beals has returned after la western trip of a month's dura [tion. He attended the Imperial [Council of the Nobles of the Mystic IShrine at Portland, Oregon, visit led Salt Lake City and other points lof interest in the West. American Legion to Meet Thursday Evening Because of the length of last night's program, the regular busi meeting of the American ness Legion was adjourned until to morrow (Thu'^day) evening, at 8 b'clock, when, according to Com ïmander Short business of import will be transacted and a full ttendance is desired. ance Newark trust com PANY rounds out 15 years of service Declares Semi-Annual Divi dend of 15%. Re-elects Board of Directors The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Newark Trust Company held last Monday morn ing marked the close of a remark able period of growth covering 15 years since the establishment of the institution. By a curious coin cidence the Company declared a dividend of 15 .per cent for the six months just closing. A dividend of 10 per cent was declared for the previous six months ending De cember 31, making a total of 25 per cent for the year—a record equalled by no other bank outside of Wilmington and by only one in that city. It was decided to continue the liberal policy of paying 2 per cent interest on checking accounts and 4 per cent on savings. No charge is made for handling small ac counts. This company started In tousi ness 15 years ago with a capital of only $30,000 and at the present time has resources of nearly $1, 000,000. An attractive /booklet done in two colors has just been Issued by the company showing graphic ally the growth of the Company establishment In 1906. r j One significant item in that sta'te • ment is that the undivided profits the first year were $523.11, while this year they were $79,794.50. At Monday's meeting the follow ing directors were named; Arthur L. Beals, J. Irvin Dayett, Qjj ar i es g. Evans, John K. John of gton ^ H G Kollock, John Nivin, George w> Rhodes, David €. Rose, Warren A. Singles, Walt H. Steel, Norris N. Wright. Reorganization was effected im mediately by re-electing all of the officers as follows; President, Charles B. Evans; to Vice President, Henry Kollock; Treasurer, Warren A. Singles ; Secretary, David C^ Rose ; Trust Officer, Russell H. Mo ri . set voters at ber. tive sit 7.30 Robert thur ris; horn nate, store, tiana, ark; the 14, ber eral tor the ent G. M. Will Receive in Honor of Mrs. S. C. Mitchell Dean Winifred J. Robinson has issued cards for a reception to be given in honor of Mrs. Samuel Chiles Mitchell on Friday, July sixteenth, from four to six o'clock. has C. to oc date. his Fred new a A. St. Thomaa' to Have Picnic Next Wednesday The date has been set for the annual picnic to be given the members of St. Thomas's Sunday School. The committee has agreed Wednesday, July 21 as the hap py day and Augustine Beach the place. Buses will be at. the Parish House at 8.30 and will leave promptly at 9 o'clock. Free trans portation will be furnished for the Sunday School students and the teachers. Adults not members of the Sunday School may accom pany these upon payment of 75 k cents and children not in the Sun day School upon payment of 50 cents. All of the latter who wish to go must notify either D. C. Rose Wm. D. Dean otf or before Tues day, July 20, to insure adequate transportaion. Victor Lyons was appointed a committee of one to arrange for the attendance of the Rehabilita tion Division. on or Trip after dura Mystic visit points Superintendent of School* Here for Conference Friday J. Herbert Owens, recently ap pointed Superintendent of schools for this district, was here on Fri day evening for a conference with the School Board/. The resignation of Miss Alva Lockhart, of Frankford, Michigan, demonstration teacher for the Primary School, early in the week, will be secured as speedily as pos sible. Miss Olive Heiser was recently elected to the teaching staff in the Grammar School. last busi was received A successor to at 8 Com import full VOTERS REGISTER FOR GENERAL ELEC TION SATURDAY Officials Announce Time and Place for Three Districts ; Next Saturday is the first date set for the registration of all voters who will cast their ballots at the general election in Novem ber. For this, the Ninth Representa tive District, the registrars will sit at the following places from 7.30 a. m. to 6 p. m. First District—Deer Park Hotel. Registrar, Charles Henry Ellison; assistants, Ralph Barcus and Robert Motherall; alternate, Ar thur Maxwell. Second District — Academy Building. Registrar, Henry Mor ris; assistants, Orlando K. Stra horn and Charles Porter; alter nate, Clarence Grant. Third District — Currinder's store, Christiana. Registrar, George L. Appleby, Christiana; assistants, George Goff, Jr., Chris tiana, and Allen Morrison, New ark; alternate, Charles H. Ayers, Christiana. In the adjoining district com prising part of Pencader hundred, the registrars will sit at the fol lowing places; July 17, Mrs. W. Holton's, Aug. 14, Davett's Mill; Aug 21, Septem ber 18 and Oct. 16 at Glasgow, Brook's store. Archie L. Peel, registrar; assis tants, William E. Wilson and Thomas A. Brown; Claude C. Brooks, alternate. BROOKS FOR SENATOR FROM SIXTH DISTRICT Ex-Representative Announces Candidacy W. C. Brooks, of Pencader Hun dred, Representative to the Gen eral Assembly, has announced/ his candidacy for nomination as Sena tor on the Republican ticket for the Sixth Senatorial District. This District includes Pencader and St. Georges Hundred. Following an agreement of some years, the Senator comes this time from Pencader. J. Frank Pool, of MacDonough, is the pres ent Senator from this District. Communion at the Pres byterian Church Sunday Rev. F. W. Steckel of Reading, Pa., will conduct the Sunday morning service at the Presby terian church next Sunday. Com munion will be administered; MANY ASSEMBLE TO HONOR SERVICE MEN OF THIS VICINITY STATE MEDALS AWARDED WITH IMPRESSIVE CEREMONY Music by Continental Band, Speeches, Songs by Rehabilitation Division, Constitute Varied Program In numbers greater than the seating capacity of the Armory could accommodate, the residents of Newark and vicinity assem bled at that place last night to do honor to the service men of this vicinity who were presented with the State medals awarded to them by legislative action. Through an unfortunate circumstance the list of those entitled to these medals was lost and many whom the State thus desired' to honor were omitted | from the tentative list made up from the records then available, The situation was further com-] plicated by the fact that many from this neighborhood who did valiant service enlisted and /regist ered in other places and were therefore not on the local lists. Every effort was made by the committee, however, to see that every service man should receive a medal. To that end a number of medals in blank were provided and an earnest appeal made that all persons who know of such omis sions notify Representative W. D. Dean or the members of the Amer ican Legion in order that justice may be done. Preceding the regular program the Continental Band grouped on the steps of the Armory, played READINGS AND SACRED CONCERT DELIGHT AUDIENCES Many Hear Artists and Enjoy Interpre tations of Literature With the reading last evening of "Peer Gynt," from Henrik Ibsen, Mrs. Salo Friedewald closed a series of five readings from modern literature which the towns people as well as the Summer School students were privileged' to hear. All who had 1 heard Mrs. Friedewald last year and others in increasing numbers each evening heard with delight her masterly interpretation of the varied selec tions chosen. The whimisical humor and pathos of "The Heart of an Or phan" by Amanda Matthews on Saturday evening; the sublime spiritual significance of Travelling Man" by Lady Gregory, which constituted the strongest kind of a sermon, on Sunday even ing; the subtle humor and keen psychology' of "What Every Wom an Knows," by James Barrie on Monday were all set forth with consummate art of speech and ges ture and with lucid, clever, ex planatory comment. From the reading of the first selection on Friday evening, Al fred Noyes' "Sherwood," a ro mantic drama of the time of Robin Hood and Richard the Lion-Heart ed, until the climax last night in Peer Gynt, a rare treat has been afforded those fortunate enough to hear Mrs. Friedewald and a greater appreciation of the good things in modern literature Hn-f stilled into the minds of her hearers. Wolf Hall was crowded on Sun day evening for the first sacred concert which vas also a com munity service since all of the churches have agreed to join with the Summer School for evening worship. The artists, Henry Hotz, basso; Elizabeth Porter Earle, soprano; and Arline Smith, accompanist, of Philadelphia, presented a program consisting of a duet, "Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts," iby Goetze; bass solo, "Now Heaven in Fullest Glory Shone," from Haydn's Cre ation; soprano solo, "With Ver dure Clad," also from The Crea tion; and a duet, "Jesus, Gentlest Savior," Saint Saens. The program closed with con gregational singing, "Softly Now the Light of Day," for which Miss Gladys Pratt was accompanist. Philadelphia 'J. of P. H. C. J. The his for St. this Com several patriotic selections. Reverend Walter G. Haupt, pas tor of St. Thomas' church, asked the invocation. This was followed by a brief informal address by Commander C. A. Short who ex plained that the public awarding of the State medals was arranged by the efforts 1 of Representative Dean, the custodian of the medals for the local service men. He paid | a high tribute to Mr. Dean for whom, he said, he in common with other Delaware soldiers, was not privileged to vote, since the State made no provision for the exercise of the franchise while the men were in the service. He then pre sented George Carter, with the statement that it was eminently fitting that one whose voice was frequently and eloquently raised in defense of those princi pies of liberty and democracy for which the great conflict was waged, and whose utterances from platform and press were a deter mining factor in crystallizing the noble patriotic sentiment which animated the citizens of the State and enabled it to take its stand at the head of the list in so many pa triotic enterprises, ■should preside on this occasion. (Continued on Page 5) so TO TELEPHONE OFFI CIALS AND PATRONS HAVE CONFERENCE Former Explain Unsatisfactory Service and Promise Improvement a of con HENRY At the earnest solicitation of S. 'J. Wright, president of the Conti nental Fibre Company, following a complaint to the Wilmington office of the Diamond State Telephone Company of poor service here, E. P. Bardo, District Manager, and H. R. Burns, Traffic Superinten- j .dent, came here on Monday for a conference with the business peo ple of the town. This conference was held at the "The Palmer of with office of the Continental Fibre Company and was attended by S. J. Wright, representing that com pany; J. Irvin Durnall for the American Vulcanized Company, A. L. Beals, for Curtis and Bro., Inc.; Warren A. Singles, for the Newark Trust Co.; J. Earle Dough- the erty for the Farmers Trust Co., d George Griffin for the people of the town I Dr. the W. to deny the accusations concerning ton, poor service here. They explained j Jr., however, that several reasons were j cert responsible for these conditions ! Mrs. which they were well aware are I of unsatisfactory. The recent resig-1 gery nation of a very competent chief ,operator and the inability to se cure a satisfactory successor until this week; the unsealed condition of affairs at the exchange where at Mrs. the present time new switchboards are being installed; the lack of a for sufficient number of cables to care for the volume of business done here; and the inability until re cently to find a satisfactory night operator, were chief among the reasons given by these men, who explained in detail the efforts 0 f made by the Company to better g conditions here. The unsatisfac- g tory service between Newark and Wilmington was attributed to the fact that between Newport and a Stanton the wires are impeded by The shade trees which the owners will se not permit the company to trim. g c Difficulty in procuring equipment w has hitherto prevented the cover- s0 ing of these wires, but this will be speedily done, they declared. They have adopted the policy of giving over the work of night op erator to girls instead of men, who have not proved entirely satisfac tory. A chaperon will be provided and Mrs. A. E. Maxwell has been secured for that position. A new He chief operator has also been ap pointed, an efficient executive from Chestertown, Md., who goes on duty next week. Various plans for the improvement of the service ' were amicably discussed and the difficulties experienced by both the f patrons and the Company talked over freely and frankly. With the projected improvements the sery ice should be much better within the next month. on an The local representatives pre sented their complaints and re ceived a courteous hearing from the officials who made no effort by New Agent at Pennsylvania Station, Newark Center William C. Gallery, formerly agent at Brandywine Summit, Pa., has been transferred to Newark Center, to succeed R. L. Clark, who has accepted a position as Traffic Manager at Krebs, and assumed his duties on Monday. pas asked by ex paid for with not State men pre the was princi for was from deter the which State at pa preside Newark May Have Another Building and Loan Association Application has been made by J. Earle Dougherty, Treasurer of the Farmers Trust Company, Frank Collifis, and Francis A. Cooch for a charter to incorporate a mutual Building and Loan Association for Newark. Rehabilitation Club Elects Officer* At a recent meeting of the form er service men comprising the Re habilitation Division here, officers for the Rehabilitation Club re cently formed were elected and in stalled as follows: President,. A. Christian; vice president, John J. Campbell; treas urer, George E. Michael; Secre tary, Chris E. Yutze. EDITORIAL WRITER TO DISCUSS NA TIONAL CAMPAIGN HENRY ROBINSON PALMER HERE TONIGHT Wilmington Soloists This Week—Bishop Mc Dowell Comes on Sunday Night This evening Henry Robinson Palmer, editorial writer of the Providence Journal, will discuss "The National Campaign." Mr. Palmer has published two volumes of poetry and written extensively historical subjects connected with New England. He is one of the recognized authorities of the country on the modern politica development of the United States, I Dr. Joseph H. Odell, Director of the Service Citizens, will preside during the evening. On Thursday evening Frederick W. Wyatt, baritone, of Wilming ton, assisted by John A. Thoms, j Jr., pianist, will be heard in con j cert and on the following evening ! Mrs. Leonard E. Wales, soprano, I of Wilmington, assisted by Mar gery Hamilton Hill, pianist, all of whom are well known to musfe loving circles throughout Dela ware. Mr. Wyatt is director of music in Westminster Church and Mrs. Wales soloist at Trinity in. Wilmington. Complete programs a for the two evenings appear in another column, Q n j u i y isth Rev. William F. McDowell, Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Area, will preach. Services have been suspended in all the churches 0 f town in order that the con g re g. a tions may unite with the g urnme r School students on this occas i 0 n. The service will be pre ceded by a sacred concert given by a comm unity choir of forty voices. The chorus is made up of twenty se i ec ted voices from the Summer g c hool and twenty from the town, w j th Mr. Frederick W. Wyatt a3 s0 i 0 i s t. Bishop McDowell will lecture on Monday evening. Hon. John G. of Townsend Jri) governor of Dela op- ware and Henry P. Scott* vice ident of the Service Citizens, ide 0 n these occasions, Qn ^ Tuesday and Wednesday eveni July , 2 0th and 21st, He ^ Luce, vice president of ap- pekin university, the largest h instit ution of learning in on 8 }na wiU lecture 0 n."When We china" and "The Develop ' ^ Qf Ch ' inese Education." Mr. the has for „ |be en engaged the f educationa i wor k in China, first r of elernent ary schools the later , in University work. He translated the Gospels into the nQrthern diea i ects , a nd is at pres en t j n America only on a leave of on Washington 3lbS6HC6. The entire lecture course has been planned for the benefit of the All lectures Pa., who people of Delaware, and' entertainments are free and a cordial invitation is extended to everyone. OBITUARY Thomas Campbell J. the Frank for for aged' 64 Thomas Campbell, died at his home near Head years, of .Christiana, last evening after illness extending over several an years. Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late home and interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery. The deceased leaves a wife and several children. form Re officers re in vice treas Secre Rowland Deputy Rowland Deputy, aged 11 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Deupty at ^Christiana, after a lingering ill ness. .Funeral services were held at the residence of his parents on last Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock and interment made the following day in Milford.