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_ NEWARK POST, NEWARK, DELAWARE, DECEMBER 20, 1922 MERRY CHRISTMAS VOLUME XIII NUMBER 45 Mysterious Blaze Completely Destroys Bam On Foster Farm N ear Tow n—Heavy Loss Disaster Early This Morning Believed To Be Work of Barn Burners—Owner Aroused by Barking Dog Hour Earlier—Fire Company on Scene But Too Late to Save Building Ten Animals Die In Flames—Crops Lost A fire, believed to have been the work of incendiaries, completely de stroyed the large barn on the farm of Clarence Foster, about two miles southwest of Newark early today. The total loss was not estimated by Mr. Foster later in the day, but it is believed that upwards of $15,000 would probably be the figure. In the barn at the time was quartered all the livestock, and it was impossible to rescue them from the flaming structure in time to save their lives. Four cows, two heifers, a bull and three horses were destroyed along with >■< ap'Ts, hayloader, harrows, wag ons and all smaller farm implements. Within the barn were stored the sea son's crops, all of which were burned In fact, there is nothing left but the smoking foundations; everything was swept away. Mr. Foster was too overcome with the shock of the fire to talk very much this morning, but he intimated that nothing could have started the fire save incendiaries. Aroused by Dog About one o'clock this morning Mr. Foster was aroused from his sleep up. Big Warehouse Under Construction At Local Fibre Plant Auerican Vulcanized Fibre Co. Officials Design and Erect Ad dition to Rag Room— Ready in February Company Changes Name I A new rag storage warehouse, un I der the course of construction for the American Vulcanized Fibre plant just east of town, is well on its way to I completion. It is expected that the I new addition to the plant will be ready by the first week in February, The need of suitable storage facilities I lor rags used in the manufacture of I various types of fibre has long been I felt by the company. The increasing I demand for space has thus caused the I erection of the big building. I The warehouse is well built and I correct in detail. The floor space is I estimated at 5400 square feet. Fifty I ears may be placed inside at one time I without overcrowding. I The work of construction has been I in charge of T. C. Taylor, an official I «1 the company, and he has lost lit I fie time in hustling along the erec I lion in order to provide the much I needed space as soon as possible. The I »st will amount to about $20,000. I That the name of the company will I be changed on the first of the year I confirmed by an official yester I (Continued on Page Five.) • r I 1 A V s= XMAS FOR NEWARK 6 P. M. Sunday, December 24th OMMUNITY hristmas Carols at by the vicious barking of his dog in the yard. The noise kept up so long that he went outside to investigate. Walking over to the barn, he looked around carefully. Everything ed all right, so, after quieting his dog, he returned to the house and to bed. seem About an hour later, he was again awakened by a great red flare of light in the room. When he reached the window, flames were shooting from the roof of the barn. The building was doomed before anything could be done. The Fire Company from Newark responded but nothing could be done save preventing the flames from spreading to other buildings. It appears that the barn burners, if such was the cause, had been prowl ing around the place at the time the dog started the alarm, had hidden from view on the approach of Mr. Foster, and then after all was quiet once more, had applied the torch and escaped. Investigations by neighbors and firemen seemed to bear out the theory. No trace of the criminals could be found. Town Band To Hold Carnival In January Minnehaha Organization Planning to Hold Affair in Armory— r Four Nights of Frolic New Equipment Needed One of the town bands which has s0 nnany times helped to make things j°Hy during the various civic and pro gressive functions given during the Past year, has decided to hold a bene fit bazaar and carnival. That an nouncement in itself should almost be sufficient to bring out the citizens to the party. There is warm regard in every home for our bands and it is now that a chance to help one of them is apparent. Here is the preliminary announcement: Minnehaha Band has arranged for an Indoor Carnival and Bazaar, to be held in the Armory, Newark, Del., Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, January 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th, 1923. This benefit is to assist the band in purchasing new uniforms and probably one or two new instruments, if they are success ful enough in their attempt. There will be cakes, fancy articles and other things for sale, and arrangements have been made for dancing each I night, music to be furnished by a good orchestra for the dancing. Final ar rangements will be announced later through the columns of this paper. Community Christmas Plans N early Co mpleted Services Under Big Tree on Christ mas Eve to be Conducted by Ministers—Musical Pro gram Under Choral Club Light Tree This Week The Second Annual Community Christmas in Newark will soon be a reality. The evident success of the attempt to start the praiseworthy tom in tonw last year met with so much praise that it was decided to attempt another celebration this year. From the generous co-operation and interest shown the 1922 edition will no doubt surpass in size and quality of music the one held last Christmas. The services will begin on the Academy lawn promptly at 6 p. m. on Christmas eve and will last for perhaps an hour. As was the custom last year, the tree will be placed and illuminated a few days before the event. The presence of the huge fir with its ropes of vari-colored lights ablaze brings home to every one the real spirit of Christmas—and that is just what it is intended to do. Without the spirit, Christmas would be no more than any other legal holi day. It is the Spirit that makes us all give and give gladly, knowing that in so doing we are bringing cheer to friends and neighbors and relatives. The Town, through Mr. E. C. Wil son of the Light Committee, has ar ranged fo rthe proper lighting of the tree. The Choral Club has been prac ticing weekly in preparation for the event, and will group themselves on the High School steps where they will form a nucleus for the singing. The ministers of the town have been invited to conduct the services and the program as arranged by Mayor Frazer will be as follows: Invocation—Rev. Frank Herson. Scripture Reading—Rev. H. Everett Hallman. Prayer—Rev. Edgar Jones. Closing Prayer and Benediction— Rev. T. J. Brennan. Wm. P. White will lead the singing. The Choral Club will have charge of the singing of the following songs, in terspersed with program: "Oh, Come All Ye Faithful," "Silent Night." "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing." "Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem." "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear." It is hoped that everyone who is in town that night will stroll down to the scene of the celebration and lend their voices to the cause of a glorious Christmas party in which every resi dent of Newark has a part. cus I Educators to Meet A general invitation is being ex tended to all persons interested in the Educational Program of the State to meet with the members of the State Legislature at a Dinner Conference to be held at the Capitol Hotel, Dover, December 28th, at 12.30 p. m. Plates will be $1.00 each, and those contem plating attendance should forward their names, with the proper amount, on or before Tuesday, December 26th, to H. V. Holloway, Secretary, State Board of Education, Dover, Delaware. Real Talent Shown In University Play The Magistrate" Presented Last Night by Footlights Club Pleases Townspeople—Settings and Costumes Effective a Tilghman and Smith Star The Magistrate, by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, and acknowledged one of the outstanding farces of mod ern times, was presented to the people of Newark in the Opera House last night by the Footlights Club of the University, and made a decided hit. The acting of the characters of the play was of the highest order and showed the wealth of patiqnt work which has been spent in its perfec tion. as The piece was originally in tended to be staged last year, bqt circumstances made it impossible. There were a few members of the original cast who took part last night, but the addition of several Freshmen seemed to strengthen some of the parts. "The Magistrate" includes a most clever plot, one of Pinero's strong points and one which always charac terizes his Work. Mr. Posket, magis trate, gets into difficulties both domestic and otherwise, and tences his own wife to a term in the jail. even sen There are uproarious bits of comedy interspersed in the three acts which always served to keep the audi ence laughing. The all-round work of James Tilgh man, in the difficult role of Mrs. Pos ket, won approval from everyone. Mr. Tilghman carried off the honors of the show, and exhibited talent which rose far above the amateur variety. Mr. Clifford Smith, as the much abused and misunderstood Pos ket also is deserving of special men tion. Others in the cast whose work was a feature were: Paul Leahy, Granville Robinson, H. A. Yanowitz, A. V. Travers and R. Heinold. CRATE OF ORANGES GLADDENS RED MEN'S HOME A big crate of luscious Florida oranges were received yesterday af ternoon at the Red Men's Home, the gift of a Junior Sagamore in a Tribe hailing from the lower part of the State. The gift was much appreci ated by Mr. Russell and the members of the Order who make their home in the grove. Several of the men are more or less done up with heavy colds and the oranges thus will be doubly welcome. "DOC" LONG HEADS SOUTH H. M. Long, well known in Newark as the genial and efficient druggist in the Home Drug store on Main Street, has taken alarm at the sudden drop in the temperature and will shortly pick up his war bag and make tracks in a southerly direction. The ulti mate" destination for the "Doc" is Lewes, Del., where the palms and blue waters meet (in the movies). Dr. Long has accepted a position with the U. S. Government in the Coast Guard Service and will be per manently stationed in Lewes, his home town. Cash Donations For Newark's New Years Parade Mount To $445 With Proportional Additions to Merchandise Offered, Total Will Pass $600.00 Mark—Many Outside Firms Con tribute To Cause—Eastburn Appointed Chief Marshal Route of Parade Mapped Out At the meeting last night of the New Year's Parade Committee, fur ther arrangements and plans were perfected for the assured success of the Mummers Parade to be held in Newark on New Year's evening, start ing at 7 o'clock. That the prize list is mounting rapidly was verified when Chairman Shellender of the Soliciting Commit tee announced the additional dona tions gathered during the past week from the merchants of Wilmington and Newark. The cash donation of the Continental Fibre Company amounting to $50.00 headed the list. Then came smaller^ amounts from many Newark merchants and inter ested business people of Wilmington. The total cash now available for prizes in the various divisions amounts to $445.00. In addition sev eral more valuable articles of a prac tical nature were added to the grow ing list. Letters were sent to all the news papers of the vicinity announcing the parade, and also to out of town bands and marching organizations, extend ing cordial invitations to be present and compete for the awards. The complete list o^ additional donations received since last week will be found elsewhere in this issue. Route of Parade The report of the parade committee which met in the Armory on Sunday last, was given last night. The parade route recommended by Mr. Tierney of that committee called for the follow ing line of march. From Main and Academy Streets east on Main Street to Leak's Garage, countermarch on Main Street to Chapel, north on Chapel to New, to Choate and thence to Main; west on Main to Elkton Road, to Delaware Avenue, to South College Avenue, to Main and back to Academy Street. It is very probable, however, that Chapel, Choate and New streets will be eliminated from the line of march due to the fact that Choate Street is too narrow for big floats, especially when cars are parked along the curb. The parade will form as follows: First Division—Academy Street, from Main to Delaware Avenue; Sec ond Division—Delaware Avenue west of Academy; and Third Division— east of Academy Street. as in the the the of the af the the in are in is and the per his DEAN SMITH SPEAKS AT LION'S CLUB LUNCHEON Dean E. L. Smith, acting president of the University of Delaware spoke at a luncheon of the Lion's Club, held in the Hotel duPont yesterday after His talk dealt principally noon. with the great advantages obtained through the method of international scholarships in the matter of binding the fur of in of list. from for sev the The of to to on to that will is curb. Sec west Judges' Stand Placed After some discussion, in which the possibility of having the music judges and costume judges separated and placed at different points, it was de cided to arrange for all the judges to be grouped together on a temporary stand to be erected if permission is so ganted, on the southwest corner of Main and Academy Streets. This is no doubt the most centeral point and with a stand a few feet about the ground and well out on the curb, all costumes may be inspected with accuracy and precision. The number of judges has been definitely decided upon but it is likely that at least 10 will be selected in the near future. Two or three Newark men will be among the officials, and one of them will act as Master of Prizes. Misses Alice Blackman and Helen Jarmon of the Continental Fibre Co., have offered their services as assistants to facili tate the work of judging, and they will also be on the stand. Eastburn Appointed Marshal Clarence Eastburn was appointed Chief Marshal last night and will have full charge of the conduction of the parade. Many horsemen will be present to aid him in keeping every one in line and the parade moving. Chairman Smith also appointed Messrs. Strickland, Moore and Shell ender to arrange the "donations into prizes for the various classes and di visions. There will no doubt be sev eral prizes offered for original ideas not included in any one of the given classes. All prizes will be gathered together and taken to the Newark Inn on lower Main Street, where they will be given out to the lucky winners on the big night. Those winners who leave early will receive their awards by calling in person after the night of the parade. The work of getting out posters advertising the parade will be finished in a few days and will be spread broadcast over the entire neighbor hood. From all viewpoints, the forthcoming New Year's Mummers Parade will be the biggest event of its kind ever held in Newark. There are plenty of prizes and the judging will be fair. LODGES Jr. O. U. A. M. held Ten members of the Junior Order of the United American Mechanics Council No. 28, visited the Middle town Council on Monday, the 13th of this month. After an enjoyable time they adjourned to a restaurant close by and finished the evening with a dish of oysters.