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The News Journal from Wilmington, Delaware • Page 10

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Ten Journal-Every Evening, Wilmington, Tuesday, July 11, 1911 antique furniture and furnishings In Wilmington for the psut SO year. There are three rariis oi u.e or-er. Historic Mansion Left to Antiquity Group Bradford Will (Cenlieutd From Fife On) 4 Face Action In Ration Cases Choir inters, lay c.reti and the ouwld sisters. It is unfr sroun that takes fare of death of nine private beneficiaries, Corner, after himself. It is a large home with all rooms entering onto a central rotunda. It was filled with handsome furniture and luxurious carpets and many of the original furnishings are still to the mansion. Now an inn, Jacquett mansion, south of Wilmington, was built in 1763 by Maj. Peter Jacquett, Revolutionary War leader of Delaware fought In every engagement under George Washington. Among the guests who once conversed there were Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette. Panel Refers Cily rice would become a museum, gallery or place of public display wherein my said collection of antique furniture shall at all times be publicly displayed and exhibited." This trust would be known as the Mary N. Rogers Trust and the trustees would have the power to operate the property as "a school, college or academy, as a museum art gallery or place of public exhibition of antiques" for any purpose having to do with the advancement and general welfare of the public at large. Data to Enforcement the business of the orcr ana arc the only ones who ever leave the monastery. Croups Never Iave The other two groups never the monastery once they enter, only under exceptional cmsimstanoj-s. Even in death they remain on th grounds as there is a ttcietery that adjoins the monastery. Division for Its Action Much of the material for the the estate is to be taken over by the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware for the benefit of Old Swedes Church "for the work of said church as memorials to my mother, Mary N. Rogers and my son, Thomas B. Bradford." Mrs. Brasford was the widow of Dr. Thomas Bradford and a sister of the late Mrs. William duPont. Her son, Thomas, died a number of years ago. She was born in New Castle, and one of her uncles was John Jacob Rogers who founded the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The property at 1301 Market Street was her home soon after she was married. Appointing the Equitable Trust Company as the executor of the will. Mrs. Bradford further stated in the codicil of the will that it is her house and the plants around it were imported from England. Still standing are two mahogany trees brought to Delaware by Major Jacquett, and ivy vines from the English castle i't it 4 4X VVJ' v- w- x- i -x 5 i bunion fc ''x- 1 i -v expressed desire and direction that the "Dunleith" trust estate shall at There are 33 sisters in the monastery and the superior is Mother Mary Muth. The earlier listers who came here when the monastery 'as first Established used to teach at the old Ursulme Academy. At that time they had permission to leave the monastery but since then the rule has been revoked and the monastery became the first cloistered where Mary, Queen oi Scots, was imprisoned, still cover the walls. all times and under all circum- stances "be so held, used, operated so as to be free from the stain or taint of any and every consideration of a personal, private or In older tiays the Jacquett farm lands ran all the way to the Mrs. Bradford stated in a codicil of Christina River, while the home faced a spacious lawn surrounded by institution of its kind in tne country. The Delaware Society for the Preservation of Antiquities of which Mrs. Henry B. Thompson is president, is devoted to the restoration and preservation of historical landmarks in Delaware. poplars and interspersed with evergreens. Boxwoods once thrived on that lawn, which later was neglected for many years before the property was leased to be developed as an inn. selfish nature and so as to" bring the greatest number of people under the influence of education, culture, and religion." "It is my earnest wish," she stated, "that the Academy of the Visitation occupy and use the mansion house at 'Dunleith' and that if a chapel shall be built and maintained at the premises, it shall be dedicated to the Blessed Mother in memory of my mother, Mary N. Rogers." She also provided, "It is my wish Photo hv Ranhnrn Ten cases were considered by the price panel ol the Wilmington War Price and Rationing Board last night, four of which were referred to the enforcement division of the Delaware OPA for action the largest number ever referred in one ses-lon by the panel. Cases turned over to the OPA included those of a camera store and three food markets. Army Men Get Refunds The camera store, according to the complaints filed with the panel, overcharged two Army officers who purchased cameras. A second lieutenant was charged $50 for a camera with a ceiling price of $16.80. A refund of $33.20 was made to the officer, who Is now overseas. In a second transaction a camera was old to a captain for $150 and a refund of $55 was later made. The captain Is now on his way overseas. Members of the panel said that the fact refunds were made does not close the case, although the store operator thought it should, a panel member reported. Regulations Signed Cases of three food markets were turned over to the OPA with allegations of repeated violations. One was before the panel for the second time, while the other two were in for third offenses. Agreements to abide bv the will that the collection of antique furniture bequeathed to the Academy of the Visitation be kept on the premises of "Dunleith." She provided $25,000 "for the purpose of keeping said collection of antique furniture in a proper state of restoration and repair and for the purpose of properly displaying the same, and for the purpose of remodeling, repairing or restoring the said mansion house in order that the collection of antique furniture may be properly housed and displayed." Tftts is he old Jacguette mansion on the Causeway, south of Wilmington, now operated as a hotel. It was built before the Revolution by Maj. Peter Jacquett. Here Washington and Lafayette are said to have been entertained. It is now bequeathed by Mrs. Helen Rogers Bradford to the Delaware Society for the preservation oj Antiquities. The fluted columns of the front porch, the blue shutters and the raised-brick inscription, "1763" still mark the house as a venerable reminder of earlier times. Although the corporate name of the Catholic order that receives the home and land of Dunleith is the FRANK H. ESCOTT SON NOW LOCATED AT 813 ORANGE ST. PLUMBINC tr HEATING INDUSTRIAL PIPING PHONE 4-2434 Regiment of Delaware, Private Pal and desire that all domestic animals of every nature at Dunleith' re miotti joined the Delaware State Guard, in which he served as a first Academy of the Visitation, Bancroft Parkway and Gilpin Avenue, members of the order are known as the Visitation Sisters. They have been One Killed, Two Wounded In State's Casualty Lists Lieut. John M. Butler, Farmington, Dies After Riding In Glider to France on D-Day; One Other Soldier Hurt in Accident lieutenant, at the time of the of the National Guard Regiment, resigning from the State Guard at the time of his induction. He is a former employe of the Ernest The collection is bequeathed in memory of her mother and "when displayed and exhibited shall be bo designated." However, in the event the Academy of the Visitation does not accept the bequest, then the gifts including main on said property, that they be cared for by the devices of said property until such time as each of said animals shall die from natural causes." Christmas Toys Provided Further bequests for Old Swedes Church include provisions that thfe residue of the estate, after all conditions of the will have been met, be devoted to the interests of the ANY MAKE DiSabatino Company. also Three months after arriving in'itile house and tract of land RENT TEST BEST! Western Electric HEARING AIDS BELL TELEPHONE LABS North Africa, Sergeant Campbell, i paintings and furnishings are to be son of Mr. and Mrs. George Camo- I Riven to Mrs. Bradford's niece, Ma- church. She also sets aside money bell of Frankford, was wounded cluPont Scott and the widow out of a $5,000 family memorial of her nephew, Flora Cameron Zinn, Italy, where the B-24 Liberator fund, for Christmas toys for needy WORK GUAR- ANT ED AN 0 COMPLETED IN 4 DAYS E.50 Today's Delaware casualty list includes one killed and two wounded in action; also a soldier injured in an accident in England. The casualties are: Killed: Lieut, John M. Butler, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Butler of Farmington, in France. Wounded: Pfc. Carmen Palmiotti, 33, husband of Mrs. Antoinette D'Onofrio Palmiotti, 1130 West Fourth Street, in New Guinea; Sergt. George Campbell, son of Mr. and children attending Old Swedes or whose parents attend as well as gifts for needy families of members of the to be set up in perpetual trust. To Establish Home The trust would be charged with the duties of establishing the home with its contents for "such charitable, educational andor religious purposes as the trustees shall from time to time determine in their discretion" and that the home with its church, Arcade Del. Trust Bldg. 900 Market St. Phone 2-7824 Del. The Rogers family home, Dunleith, Mrs. George Campbell of Frankford, was built by Mrs. Bradford's father and a foster sister, Mrs. Abner Markland, of Farmington. in Italy. between 1850 and 1860. He bought Private Palmiotti is the son of the site at a spot later named Rogers MM8 l1) Mr. and Mrs. Pasquale Palmiotti ot 237 North TVS 5. 1 bomber on which he serves as radio operator is based. Sergeant Campbell, who entered the service in September, 1942, received his air corps training in Chicago, 111., and left for overseas duty in March, 1944, arriving in North Africa, before continuing to Italy. Word was received by his parents on June 14 that their son had been wounded. Since then, they have received several letters from him, stating that he is recovering rapidly and feeling very well. A graduate of the John M. Clayton School of Frankford, Sergeant Campbell was employed by the Baldwin Locomotive Corporation before entering the service. He received his promotion to technical sergeant about six months ago. Only a few days after he landed in England, Private Kaehn suffered a leg injury which necessitated his hospitalization. He has been in a general hospital in England since OPA price regulations had previously been signed by the merchants. Other cases involved a restaurant, which promised to alter its prices on four items found to be above the ceilings; a laundry, which agreed to refund an overcharge on curtains, and" file prices on specialty items; two auto repair shops, a grocery, and a store selling used radios. WACs Land 'Down Under' Two WACS, Lieut. Ethel M. Le-Blanc and Sergt. Anna Jean Horn, who became known to hundreds of Delawareans when they were formerly stationed In the "local Army recruiting office, have lately arrived In Australia, according to word received here. Sergeant Horn described the colorful reception given them on their arrival. "Even had beautiful flowers in our mess hall. That night the Red Cross gave us a large dance. Goodness, the American boys were so happy to see us. In fact they are still calling out their home states when they see you on the street." Harrison Street. His wife makes her home with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D'Onofrio at the Fourth Street address. She is employed at the Central National Bank at Fifth and Market Streets. Private Palmiotti was wounded Injured: Private George C. Kaehn, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Kaehn, 1500 Philadelphia Pike, in England. Lieutenant Butler is thought to have flown the first glider to land in France on D-Day. He was one of two Delaware glider pilots who flew in the first wave of the invasion, the other being Flight Officer Miles C. Wagner, son of M. Channing Wagner, assistant superintendent of the Wilmington Public Schools and Mrs. Wagner. Enlisted in 1942 The Farmington flier's wife, the former Meredith Young of Phoenix, is now residing with his parents. Lieutenant Butler enlisted in the Air Corps in January, 1942. He entered the glider service after basic training at Jefferson Barracks, and received his wings upon graduation from the Glider Academy at I' in the capture of Biak Island. He entered the May 25. He went into the Army in November 1943 and received his training as an infantryman at Camp Fannon in Texas. He overseas in May. The letters describing the accident have not yet reached his parents. Private Kaehn is a graduate of Conrad High School and Goldey College and was associated with the Crosby and Hill Company as cbmptroller before entering the service. Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif. Receiving advanced glider training at several other bases he left for overseas duty last April. Educated in Farmington, Lieutenant Butler was employed at the Du- Private Carmen service in July Palmiotti 193 and after six months' training with the infantry at Camp Wheeler, was sent to Australia in January 1944. Later he was stationed in New Guinea. He was wounded at Biak on May 27. Still hospitalized, he writes regularly to his wife, who receives three or four letters a week. In his most recent communication Private Palmiotti stated that he is improving and expects to rejoin his outfit very soon. Member of 198th A former member of the -193th Pont Company's plant in Seaford, Princeton Alumni 3Ieet The Princeton Alumni Association of Delaware held its first meeting of the summer in the Hotel Du-Pont today. John K. Jenney, president of the Wilmington group, announced that beginning with today's meeting, the local association would meet on the second Tuesday every month for an informal luncheon to be held at 12:15 in the Hotel Du-Pont. About 25 members attended today's meeting. prior to entering the service. Be fore enlisting in the Air Corps, he owned and flew his own plane. Hostess at Picnic The DuPont Company traffic department held a picnic recently at the home of Miss Mildred VanPelt, Faulk Road. Mr. W. F. Callahan was toastmaster. About 65 guests attended. Besides rrts wife and parents, Lieutenant Butler is survived by a son by a former marriage; a brother, Norman F. Butler, of Greenwood, -r: 'V'? id. Va fc Like Sunny ilAoi'ning in Your Glass "fi It I 1 f- I "old a drink of Schenley Reserve 11 I I up to the light watch it wink and mm hi ffJSiy f.4'',. rr-" THEY NEED YOUR HELP DOWN ON THE FARM You're in the fight, too when you help to harvest our vital farm crops. Seyour local U.S. Employment Service. spend your spare time down on the farm for Victory! sparkle just like a breeze-swept country morning. Now taste it and you'll find a bit. of eunny morning in your glass Golden and mellow, smooth as sunrise, Schenley Reserve is the result of real genius in blending. It's a favorite among finer whiskies. Try it in a highball or mixed drink. They also serve, who BUY and HOLD WAR BONDS! J7 From an original lithograph, "Old Man Town Bought a Nw Scyth," by John S. Marttllf REAPING THE REWARD PAY NO MORE THAN OFFICIAL O.P.A. CEILING PRICES "Ah 5 -V If 1 II P. Dairy Sealtest Homogenized Vitamin Milk, with the cream mixed throughout. ir BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS Clorer Dairy brings you tho Show OTr WD EL, Thursdays at 9:30 P. M. TUNE IN! CLOVER DAIRY fAELLOrV AN0 LIGHT As PERFCT AORNV5 i Your generous milk supply today-makes you the enyy of many less-fortunate nations of world. It did not happen by accident. Years of. work and scientific planning by American farmers make it possible. Locally, even the' nightmare handicaps of insufficient manpower, scarce feeds, transportation difficulties have not prevented Clover Dairy farmers from reaping, for you, the results of our many years of joint effort to improve herds and conditions. have been able to meet all of these extra war needs for milk: 1. For your community, where war-increased population has upped the demand. 2. For nearby Navy and Coast Guard stations, local hospitals, Army centers. 3. For processing into proper forms for shipment abroad to help nourish our Armies, our fighting Allies, and our friends in liberated countries. Though peak production is past, you can still get all the fine, rich Clover Dairy Milk you need, through your milkman or at your local store and as much as you wish of the milk that's extra nourishingcarefully guarded Clover I Schnly DislilUr Cttrparatton, N. T. C. BLENDED WHISKEY PROOF. 40 tral spirit 4isliIUl from and grain. HOMOGENIZED VITAMIN MILK 3S

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