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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - May 5, 1948, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Weather Forecast Clearing and cooler tonight Thursday morning probably followed by showers Thursday night THE GETTYSBURG TIMES Truth Our Public Good Our Aim ESTABLISHED 1902 With Honor To Ourselves And Profit To Our Good Evening All men are born free and equal but most cf them get married Vol 46 No 108 Read by Nearly Everybody In Adams County GETTYSBURG PA WEDNESDAY EVENING MAY 5 1948 Leased Wire Member of The Associated Press PRICE THREE CENTS David Atomic Energy Commission Head GHS Graduation Speaker David Lilienthal chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission will be the Gettysburg high school ation speaker it was disclosed today by Principal G W Lefever The Atomic Energy Commission head will deliver the commencement address from the stage of the theater Tuesday evening June 1 on a national radio hookup The Lilienthal address and its dio have been arranged by Paul E Elicker executive tary of the National Association of Secondary School Principals acquaintance of Prof Lefever who is a former president of the vania branch of the national Youth in the Atomic Age National publicity is being given the Gettysburg broadcast which will be heard on the American Forum of the Air program from to 10 o'clock on the Mutual network The program will be known as The tional High School graduation gram and literature being sent by the National Association of ary School Principals to high schools throughout the nation will urge them to listen in Lilienthal's subject will be Youth in the Atomic Age Two members of the graduating class of approximately 125 one boy and one girl will have brief parts in tht ladio broadcast as will the high school choir ings will be made of the Lilienthal Please Turn to Page 2 Y SERGEANT BADLY BURNED IN GAS BLAST At two o'clock this afternoon hospital authorities held little hope for the recovery of geant Petee DAVID E LILIENTHAL Search Continued In Baby's Death Detective R O Parsons of the Pennsylvania State Police who was here last Saturday to assist borough police in their attempts to unravel the mystery of the decapitated baby returned to Gettysburg today and checked further clues with Chief of Police Robert C Harpster Everything is being done that possibly can be Chief ster said Detective Parsons con- curred in this statement Harpster said there had been no letup in the intensive investigation being con- ducted and renewed his appeal to citizens who may have any tion of possible leads to contact the police The baby's head was found April body has yet PURCHASES 66 ACRES NEAR PEACE Littlestown School Auditorium Filled To Overflowing For Last Session Times Cooking School Littlestown's first annual Gettysburg Times cooking school which closed Tuesday night met all far surpassed them The enthusiasm of the women who came saw and learned new things about cooking knew no bounds A total of women filled the auditorium of St Aloysius school on the two nights of the cooking school Monday and Tuesday The attendance night was 714 Eight hundred and forty-two women jammed the large auditorium Tuesday night Every chair was occupied Women perched on tables at the rear of the hall One woman used an upturned waste paper basket for a chair Dozens who arrived late and were to find chairs remained throughout the session 0 tne ing along wall Largest Gathering Of Women Preparations had been made for a large crowd but ths number of Littlestown and vicinity women who attended the session exceeded all estimates Additional chairs were brought in but still the crowd could not all be seated It was the largest gathering of women ever assembled in Littlestown It was a tribute not only to a community service rendered by The Gettysburg Times but to Mrs Nancy Rowe whose homemaking lectures and personality won her dreds of new friends Participates In Ursinus Pageant Miss Betty Leeming daughter of Rev and Mrs Arthur Leeming R 1 will participate in the annual May Day festivities at Ursinus college Collegeville on May 8 Miss Leeming will take part in group dancing in the original eant Spring written by an student A sophomore major Miss Leeming us an associate j editor of the college newspaper The j Ursinus Weekly vice president of J the campus branch of the I and a member of Kappa Delta pa sorority She is a graduate of Gettysburg high school class of I 1946 Ohio Truck Driver Killed Countian Is Badly Hurt In Freak Crash Tuesday Night CHILD WELFARE UNIT CONDUCTS ANNUAL DINNER The knowledge that he or she is j unwanted may sometimes do more j damage to a child psychologically i than the bombs of enemy planes or j engendered in advancing Sixty-six and one-half acres of land have been purchased by the National Park Service U S De- of the Interior to be added to the government-owned area of the Gettysburg Battlefield it was announced today by Dr J Walter Coleman local superintendent The Government purchased 66 acres of land from Mr and Mrs Ray M Hoffman and Mr and Mrs Leroy H Winebrenner for Light Peace Lawrence E Eckert for The ry is the former Gettysburg delphia executive secretary of the Children's Aid Society of j Memoria vania indicated Tuesday evening in Joms a talk given at the YWCA Townsend was the speaker at a banquet meeting of members of the Staff Sergeant Robert Petee 20 Monroe Michigan is in a critical condition in the Annie M Warner hospital suffering from third degree burns from head to foot received in an explosion of a gas radiator in one of the tourist cabins at Green Gables Steinwehr avenue at this morning Curnal Butt owner of the tourist court said that Sgt Petee ran from the cabin immediately after the ex- plosion without any clothes The full force of the blast blew the door and doorframe a distance of 40 feet while the cabin was bulged outward with most damage on the south side A mattress was ablaze and extinguished by the Gettysburg Fire department Lighted Gas Radiator Advisory Committee of the Adams County Child Welfare Services and foster parents of some of the 90 children under care of the child fare unit in Cites Experiences Townsend drew no conclusions but reported on two recent adoption cases carried through by the dren's Aid Society In one case a Polish child was brought here The youngster had been displaced had Continued on page 7 POLICE BLAME SPEEDING FDR MOST MISHAPS The lack of common courtesy on the highways and the taking of dinary safety precautions was at- by state police of the Sgt Petee apparently turned for the 15 a gas radiator this morning to heat dents investigated during April the cabin He returned to bed and while there lighted a cigarette Gas fumes were ignited causing the blast Petee told Mr Butt before retiring Tuesday evening that he intended to get up early this morning and tour the battlefield It is be- that he hadn't left the cabin this morning Sgt Petee was Principal causes of these accidents according to Sgt W Kurt Duhrkoff were driving too fast for road con- ditions failing to yield half the highway and similar offenses Accidents however were fewer during the past month than in March or in April a year ago ing to Sergeant Duhrkoff The total conscious and investigated by the state police was herent immediately after the compared with 24 hi March and sion He asked Mr Butt to get in 122 in April 1347 One motorist met touch with the commanding officer J death In a highway accident last at Aberdeen Proving Grounds where month but in March there were two he was to report today fatalities and in April a year ago Fire Chief James A Aumen mated the fire damage at Dr C G Crist accompanied the ambulance and reported that Sgt Petee was critically burned Appropriations The money for the purchase of the land comes from a federal appropriation for the Interior De- for the fiscal year ending June 30 The money was ated to purchase parcels of land for National Parks wherever the De- deemed it essential and could be secured to the best ad- vantage of the Department The deeds to the properties have been sent to the Director of the National Park Service for approval and will then be sent to the At- torney General for final approval Doctor Coleman said the land when acquired will be leased by the government to local farmers for agricultural and orchard purposes This was also planned in the The purpose is to maintain the land so that it will look as nearly as possible the way it looked in July 1863 when the three days Battle of Gettysburg was fought New York Company Seeks Factory Site The Chamber of Commerce has received an inquiry from a York city firm requesting tion on available factory sites here We have been requested by a client a very prominent garment manufacturer to locate industrial space for him in your said a letter received from S J pin Associates We will require approximately 15.000 square feet of floor space and an approximate labor pool of 150 females COUNTY NATIVE DIES SUDDENLY three were killed Most Hazardous Twenty-one persons were injured in April 25 in March and 17 in April 1947 The total estimated damage to property last month was far below the figures for the other two months compared with for March and for April 1947 continued to provide Please Turn to Page 8 The reception you have accorded j The Gettysburg Times cooking school has seen reassuring to all of us on The Times Carl Baum manager of the newspaper said at the conclusion of Mrs Rowe's ture We are definitely and cerely interested in Littlestown and for the past two years have been putting forth our best efforts to be j of service to this community The starting of a cooking school of Mrs Rowe s standard is no small under- 19 ARRESTS BY BOROUGH COPS DURING APRIL BISHOP LiUE OF GERMANY AT SEMINARY WEEK Two YMCA Groups Coming To Field A group of nine boys and two adults from the Syracuse N Y YMCA will visit Gettysburg on May 30 and 31 and tour the here according to a letter received by the Chamber of Commerce The group will reach Gettysburg Sunday evening traveling by station wagon on the return tnp to cuse from Washington spend the night here They will tour the battlefield the next day The Union Tour and Travel reau wrote that a group of 50 boys aged nine to 16 from the downtown YMCA Pittsburgh will tour the battlefield on June 18 taking It involves a lot of hard work and considerable expense not to mention the complete co-operation of leading merchants and and of the women of the community themselves Award Many Prizes The Littlestown school closed in a juvenile j There were 19 arrests made by Gettysburg borough police during April the report of Chief of Police j j Robert C Harpster presented j I day night to borough council dis- closed Ten of the arrests were on motor eight were for dis- j orderly conduct and one was for a with the case involving a There were nine auto accidents in- 14 can and causing damage shower of gifts 72 of groceries food prepared by Mrs Rowe canned goods food i totaling Stolen property valued tions coffee etc and the special awards donated by merchants and mauf given out Those who received the food kets Mrs Dennis Prince street Opal Mays Frederick street extended Mrs H M Badders 41 Lumber Miss Kathryn Bortner Littlestown B 1 Mrs C W Earner 204 East King street Mrs Arthur Boyd Littlestown Mrs Emma M Wilson 106 East King street Mrs J Eckenrode 211 West King street Mrs John Staub Littlestown R 1 and Mrs E R Bigelon 17 East King street Two large boxes of cookies went to Continued on Page 7 COUNTY WILL INITIATE NEW MEMBERS Plans for the initiation of a class of 150 new members are being made by the Patriotic Order Sons of ica in Adams county The initiation will be held at Littlestown May 21 with state and national officers in Dr Gordon Kevin Rebert erick well-known educator and prominent in Maryland teaching circles died suddenly in Baltimore Monday afternoon at He had been suffering for some time with a heart condition and Marked union townships COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS JOIN Four southern county school dis- entered into a jointure day evening at Littlestown high school The districts making up the newly formed joint board are Mt Joy Germany attendance The class is to honor George D Sheely New Oxford active in POS of A circles here for many years and a former district president The drive for new members is underway in the county under the direction of National Secretary sell L Sandt Pa State President Coming at was recovered by the police during the month and returned to the owners One hundred and seventeen minor complaints were received by police and one homicide investigation was begun during the month In his re- port the Chief of Police promised to do everything that is possible to bring the person or persons re- sponsible for the crime to justice The case is that concerning the murder of a week-old infant whose severed head was found in the ough disposal plant Treasurer's Report The report of the borough urer presented at Monday's council session showed the balance at the beginning of May as Ex- during the month totaled j with the largest i ture being for tile The outlay for j April was divided highway j safety finance sewer health I and utility The ex- of the borough up to the beginning of this month totaled Income of the year so far totals including turned in during April Income for the month included from meter collections in- Please Turn to Page 8 BISHOP LILJE Rt Rev Bishop Harms Lilje de- scribed as one of Germany's most outstanding spiritual leaders and a militant during World War II will deliver a series of three lectures during Seminary Week at the Gettysburg Lutheran cal seminary He win lecture Thursday at 10 a m on The Dilemma of Man At the same hour Friday morning he will speak on Church Speaking Today and his final lecture will be at 2 p m Friday on The New Humanism Dr Lilje who was elected bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran church of Hannover a year ago was im- prisoned several times because of his opposition to the Hitler regime A native of Hannover Bishop Lilje visited student centers on three con- including North America as general secretary of the German Christian Students World Union From 1937 to 1946 Bishop Lilje Continued on page 8 LEAGUE DIVORCEE HELD FOR THEFTS AT GIRLS SCHOOLS A ash blonde divorcee arrested at Easton near town Md Tuesday night for the larceny of money and jewelry from a girls dormitory at Washington college is believed to be the same coed who stole mately in cash from two rooms in Stevens hall on the Gettysburg college campus April 28 and looted girls rooms at Hood college erick Md Dickinson college lisle and Wilson college and Perm Hall Chambersburg The woman arrested at Easton was driving a 1940 Lincoln Zephyr and fitted the description given to police here The one who visited both Stevens and Huber halls here was driving a similar car with California plates police said Chief of Police Robert C Harpster was notified of the Maryland arrest day A detainer will be filed in that state by local police Harpster said Maryland authorities gave the Continued on page 6 new members of the Gettysburg New Oxford and Littlestown camps of tht order will be State President Frank of Reading State Secretary Charles B Helms of delphia and National Secretary Sandt The degree team from Camp No 401 of Craley York county will do the ceremonial work Two automobile accident damage suits involving Adams were marked settled and would have been 59 years of age on ued today on the records of Friday Dr Rebert was born at town May 7 1889 the son of the late Samuel Henry and Laura Belle Hesson He attended academy in re- his degree from lin and Marshall college in 1910 his from the University of cago in 1925 and the Ph.D in 1929 He attended Eastern Theological seminary and Johns kins He was an instructor at Franklin j record shows the and Marshall academy minister of the Reformed church at page 65 48 53 Arthur H Shields at the court house One action was brought by R Sell McKnightstown against E W AC Hartman Gettysburg and N E Shultz as a result of an accident March 1 1947 in H Allen Walker of the Mt Joy board was named president of the new joint district with Luther S Hess Germany township vice Henry E Waltman town secretary and James Union township treasurer The same officers were named both for the Joint board and for the executive committee ol the joint board Paul E King supervising principal of the Littlestown schools was ROWE M MARTIN IS LIONS HEAD Rowe M Martin was elected menl were not disclosed The other suit was that broucht by Ryland Garretson against Harvey Beamer who died since the instituted The in this action divided between Mr son and the Beamer estate this for Clowd I May 7th joint district Adopt The meeting opened with County Superintendent of Schools J Floyd Slaybaugh presiding after Luther M Lady president of the county board was named temporary chairman and W E Mackley was selected as temporary Resolutions adopted by four boards to enter into a Continued on Page Two ML JOY WOMEN WILL BE GUESTS The Mother and Daughter banquet of the Mt Joy Lutheran church will be held Friday evening in the parish hall adjoining the church at o'clock The men of the church will pre- pare and serve the meal The toastmistress will be Mrs Robert Lohr The following has been Group Scripture reading Mother's Love Mrs Roy Hann toast to the mothers Patty to Jw Girl Sally In This Audience Betty Recipe for Baby Mary Jane bye Susie Reed A Little Boy's Ma Schwartz readings When Slavs In Bed Mrs Percell Ask Your Mother Mrs Edwin and Songs My Hours of Memory In Songs Mrs Glenn Black as the Prizes viJ be warded to the est m yo- mother wilh 1 mother si present county are Dawson Miller Mr Sheely New Oxford and C O Sente Littlestown distract president Tuesday evening in the cafeteria of with the the Biglerville high school He i Clyde McCauslin I IN Other officers were elected as Miss daughter of president t vice dent Arnold tail twister tamer Mr and Mrs B R 4 was a of the May Queen s court at Hood erick The Gretchen of CAy N will be i crowned at ceremonies on at 1 P M of clothes and directors for two day m the outdoor theatre of the Ralph Tyson and Donald school HoTst The nominating committee 6 years j up to 44 Price and Mrs Austin Fellenbaum of caster guest speaker at the May meeting of the Woman's League of Gettysburg college Tuesday after- noon in tile social rooms of Christ Lutheran church a ber of current books including The Bishop's Mantle by Agnes S No Trumpet Before by Nelia Gardner Son of the Moon by Joseph Cry the Beloved Country by Allen Pa The Professor's Um- brella by Mary Jane man Destiny by Pierre Lecomte du The by Gerald Warner Pilgrim's Inn by Elizabeth Goudge and The Couple by the Hon Emily Eden Mrs Fellenbaum was introduced by Mrs John S Rice chairman of She who also in- Mrs Victor who sane To My Mother and Kitty of Coleraine accompanied at the by Mrs Ralph Barlev Mrs Willare Fisher who ed devotional thr for the la Iked on the Bible the bonk of all The croup then iomed in a Ruth planne The of tlv read by he J C which 3 Anns Cairn caio her treasurer i Show Raymond F dent thai -a an- bow be i June Mrs Ralph R an- thai a nimmace Mle be held on May 20 21 ami 22 Gresh and F Put man are as the heads of a The name of Barbara ell was added to the Book of Torn to 2 STUDENTS ARE ROTARY GUESTS The letter boys and girls of high school were guests of the Littlestown Rotary club at the weekly meeting Tuesday evening in banquet hall They Treva Bowers Joann Wehler Evelyn Anthony Shirley Hawk Bessie Good Esther Koontz Currens Jack Mackley Francis Wilmer Duttera William Koontz Robert Snyder Lee Kerns Everett Feeser Jack Miller Glenn Grouse Clyde Good Kenneth Rice Robert Earner Clyde Bucher Wilbur Sentz Richard Little Ralph linger George Gemmill Robert King and George Hamer Coach Clayton L Evans and Assistant Coach Bream were also guests as weil as Jerry Greenabaum of Hanover Edward T Richardson president of the club was in charge and George P Smith chairman of the program committee was in of the program Robert Willet Hanover entertained with a number of tions on his Charles Haven athletic coach at Western Maryland college was the speaker He spoke briefly on The History and Basketball i He also discussed briefly the civic Continued on page 7 The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed and another roan seriously injured at o'clock Tuesday night when the jack-knifed rolled over and struck a barn near York Springs after striking the rear of another track Marion J Metzler 30 enville Ohio driver of the was dead when he was pulled from the cab of his vehicle Dr C G Crist coroner said death was due to a fractured and internal Melvin Reaver 34 York Springs R 2 who was in his barn when it was struck by the tractor-trailer is in the Hanover General hospital with two tured ribs cerebral concussion multiple contusions and internal injuries His condition was re- ported as fair today State police of the Gettysburg who investigated said Metzler was driving a truck owned by George Stanko Jr Steubenville north on Route 94 the Cross Springs road The truck was loaded with uncut post cards Barn Falls On Men Two miles south of York Springs a light truck operated by Gerald Adolph 49 York R 9 and owned by the Honeybrook Gap company made a left turn into a driveway Adolph state police said was ing a delivery of bottled gas Metzler driving north behind the light truck swerved to the right and struck the left rear of Adolph's truck turning it over The trailer then jack-knifed rolled over and struck the barn Reaver had just driven his mobile into the barn and got out of the car The tractor-trailer impact buckled the timbers of the barn and approximately five tons of hay fell on the tractor-trailer and on Reaver and his automobile Count Damage The tractor-trailer also struck a corn crib next to the barn and about tons of corn spilled out It took rescuers an hour to extricate the dead man from the wreckage state police said Adolph the driver of the tled gas truck escaped injury the officer who investigated the dent said Metzler was en route from Wash ington to St Louis with the load of post cards police said The de- tractor-trailer was moved to a York Springs garage Damage to the latter vehicle was estimated by state police at to the barn to Adolph's truck and to car Metzler's body was removed to the funeral home at York Springs York Springs and Hampton fire companies were called to the dent scene to stand by in case of fire with the hay piled over the truck and its hot motor while line and oil dripped out of the wrecked truck Their services were not needed BUY PROPERTIES FOR FRUIT LAB TO ISSUE BONDS HISTORIANS CONDUCT TOUR Points of historical interest in the Two Taverns and Barlow sections were visited Tuesday evening by i about 30 members of Adams i County Historical society on their of the season i Firs Mcp was at Uw old home of James Hunter Adams county's murderer who was defended by Stevens in a -in county court that established he reputation at the bar The home a of the Ttv of Charles Altemose is located the just of Two property is well known in Ural as former Rudisill farm Then the caravan went to the farm of Kennel northeast of Tai in Ml Joy township where the meteorite ever Please Torn to 2 i- 9 i la of two pieces of f at for a new fruit laboratory and experimental 1 chards was voted Tuesday at a meeting of the board of directors of the South Mountain Fruit Research Laboratories and authorization also given for a bond issue j to pay for the property and ments Properties purchased include a large dwelling owned by Katie Sheely and a farm owned by Amos Sheely Cost of both pieces of erty the attorney for the tories said was The meeting of the directors was held in the of- fices of the National Fruit Product company Peach Glen The directors authorized the lease of the property to The Pennsylvania Slate College for a period of 20 years beginning July 1 They also authorized an option to the state college for purchase of the land when rentals have paid for the cos and improvements Bonds The bond issue will be in three per cent serial bonds TO be retired in 20 years The bonds will be sold to fruit growers of Adams Franklin Cumberland and York counties Officials of the Research board of directors present at the meeting included M E Knouse R C secretary and Harvey B perger treasurer The directors Continued on Page 2 For Amy by Marr Abba
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