News Journal archives week of October 10 MLK Nobel Prize winner, Agnew resigns

“Pages of History” features excerpts from the News Journal archives, including the Wilmington Morning News, the Morning News and the Journal-Every Evening.

October 10, 1936, Journal-Every Evening

No slowdown in the construction boom

The construction boom in Wilmington and rural New Castle County, which has given the state its busiest summer, loses none of its proportions as the first weeks of fall pass….

Charles P. Witail, contractor, expects the unit at 515 W. 35th Street to be completed today and open for inspection tomorrow. The house is part of a row of 10, between Madison and Monroe streets. Each accommodation has 10 rooms, including four bedrooms, equipped with all modern comforts….

Frederic G. Krapf, entrepreneur and builder, converts the property located at the northeast corner of Sixth and Orange streets into an apartment building. The property was once a store….

Ernest DiSabatino, entrepreneur, has almost completed construction of a residence for Harry W. Lunger in Centerville. The same company reports progress on the residence being built for JS Cornell & Sons of Philadelphia in Hockessin….

The AJ Paul Company is building 10 homes at Riverside Gardens, a development along River Road in Brandywine Hundred. The brick and frame houses are individual six-room dwellings with garages. The same company has nearly completed construction of two large residences on Barley Mill Road near Westover Hills. These go up to $ 19,000 and contain all modern features….

Schooling in the state shows a gain of 8.5%

Federal Education Commissioner Dr. John W. Studebaker today released statistics showing an 8.5% gain in Delaware public school enrollment from 1930 to 1934. A total of 45,948 were enrolled in 1934; 44,522 in 1932 and 42,360 in 1930.

Page 2 of the Journal-Every Evening, October 10, 1936.

The current expenses of the Delaware school system in 1934, excluding interest, were estimated at $ 3,688,808. The cost of education per capita in Delaware in 1933-34 was $ 18.06, compared with a national average of $ 13.54.

American financiers talk about zeppelins to compete with the Germans

Over the North Atlantic, the luxurious German airliner Hidenburg returned home today for the last time of the season, leaving behind some of America’s richest businessmen trying to find a way to finance the construction of zeppelins here to compete with the German air queen.

There was, according to statistics, $ 10 billion in private capital when the Hindenburg sailed for 10 hours over six eastern states yesterday. On board were 80 leaders from business, finance and politics.

Paul W. Litchfield, Chief Interest Officer of Goodyear-Zeppelin, voiced the general opinion as the ship took a slight nose-down at its Lakehurst mooring: “The Hidenburg with 10 uneventful transatlantic crossings has definitely proven the value of the most. lightweight aircraft as a carrier of passengers, mail and freight.

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October 11, 1973, The Morning News

Vice-President Agnew resigns; gets probation for tax evasion

Spiro T. Agnew resigned his post as vice president “in the best interests of the nation” yesterday and arguably pleaded only one count of tax evasion in 1967.

At the same time, the Justice Department dropped its criminal investigation into Agnew, but told U.S. District Court in Baltimore that it had evidence that Agnew was receiving cash payments from Maryland contractors until December 1972.

Front page of the Morning News, October 11, 1973.

Agnew, 54, who was fined $ 10,000 and a three-year probation, is the first vice president to resign under duress and the second to voluntarily resign. The first was John C. Calhoun, who resigned on December 28, 1832, as Andrew Jackson’s vice president, so he could sit in the United States Senate.

The White House said President Nixon, who learned of the surprise decision in a 40-minute meeting with Agnew on Tuesday night, played “no direct role” in the legal arrangement for his vice president to resign and – in fact – pleads guilty to a lesser charge….

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October 15, 1964, Wilmington Morning News

Dr King says Nobel Prize honors others, non-violence

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. said yesterday that his Nobel Peace Prize honored “millions of valiant black and white people who have taken a non-violent course” in the struggle for equal rights.

Front page of the Wilmington Morning News, October 15, 1964.

The stocky, 35-year-old Georgia-born black leader, who has brought massive, non-violent protests to the American scene as a tactic to fight segregation, received news of the coveted award as he underwent a routine exam in a Atlanta hospital….

Smiling happily as he received congratulations, Dr King told reporters he intended to spend every dollar of the prize money – $ 53,123 – on the civil rights movement….

Wilmington Dry to build shopping center

Wilmington Dry Goods Co. plans to build a large shopping center in Brandywine Hundred.

Erdman P. Kuhn, managing director, said Wilmington Dry – which now has outlets in the 400 block of Market Street and the Midway mall on Kirkwood Highway – will build a 100,000-square-foot department store as a point anchor of the new store. center.

The new center will be located on Naaman’s Road, just east of the proposed Interstate 95 interchange. This places it between the Baltimore & Ohio railroads and the Philadelphia Pike.

The center will occupy 41 acres and will be known as the Tri-State Mall….

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