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The Women's Land Army Wants You

libertybondsThe Summit Herald of March 22, 1918 reported the death, after a long illness, of John H. Capstick, U.S. Congressman representing New Jersey's Fifth District (Morris and Union Counties). Mr. Capstick was born in Massachusetts and moved to New Jersey at the age of 27. He served for three years in Congress.

A chapter of the Women's Land Army of America would be established in Summit, to help local farmers during the season. The "farmerettes" would be housed at the former Larned homestead on Blackburn Road, and would receive room and board, plus wages of $15/month.

The Baltusrol Golf Club announced that it had purchased an additional 305 acres for $70,000 to add another 18-hole golf course. Construction would be delayed until conditions in the labor market changed.

Union Hose Co. No. 1 decided not to hold its annual Easter Monday ball due to war conditions. The Kent Place Senior play would be Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice". As always, the proceeds would go to charity; this year, to the hospital in Neuilly, France.

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