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Preparing for War

wartimeThe Summit Herald of June 1, 1917 reported that Governor Edge had requested that all New Jerseyans—the general public as well as government officials—help make the upcoming draft registration run smoothly. He also declared that day (June 5) to be an official state holiday and day of prayer. All men between the ages of 21 and 31 were to register. Volunteers from the National Defense Organization prepared 24 garden plots behind the Neighborhood House for the use of local residents. Mrs. John Dey was distributing leaflets on preserving fruits and vegetables. Ruford D. Franklin, son of Mayor Franklin, was given a commission in the Aviation Corps of the U.S. Army.

The new golf course at Canoe Brook was opened on Memorial Day, with a tournament which raised $200 for the ambulance service war fund. Another tournament, at Baltusrol, raised $2000 for the same cause.

A recipe for “Spanish meatballs” called for balls of ground beef, bread crumbs and egg cooked in a sauce of canned tomato, onion, and garlic or cayenne to taste.

In the “For Sale” column, rhubarb was offered for 1¢ per large stalk, delivered. All proceeds would go towards feeding a Belgian baby.

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