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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - September 17, 1934, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Qood Evening One can test a socialist by gi'-'ing him a bill and telling him to divide it among his friends. THE GETTYSBURG TIMES Truth Our Public Qood Our Aim Weather Forecast Eastern Fair tonight and Tuesday; cooler Tuesday. Sep. sun ttin ESTABLISHED 1902 Member of The Associated Press GETTYSBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 17, 1934. Read by Nearly Everybody in Adams County WOMAN KILLED WHEN MACHINE HITS CULVERT Grandson Suffers Lac- erations on Face When Car Stfids In Storm. WOMAN EXPIRES 4 HOURS LATER One death, three automobile ac- :idents and thousands of dollars' iroperty damage resulted from a ecurrenceof torrential rains which Gettysburg and Adams coun- y, Sunday. Sunday's deluge fol- owed three days of heavy precipl- .atlon last week, which caused streams throughout the county to werflow their banks. Mrs. Catherine Lowe, 65, of 1387 street. Trenton, New Jer- sey, was the victim of Sunday's sou'easterner. She was fatally injured when a :ar driven by her grandson, Stew- irt Clark, 24, also of Trenton, skid- led on the Lincoln highway, four niles east of Gettysburg, and :rashed into a concrete culvert. The accident occurred at 1 >'clock, Sunday afternoon, and Mrs. died of a fractured skull and nternal injuries at the Warner lospital at o'clock. Man And Wife Injured Clark, who had been an Interne it the New Jersey hospital for the Jisane at Trenton, suffered a se- lacerated chin, and had sev- eral upper teeth knocked out. He was admitted as a patient to the lospltal. His wife, Mrs. Agnes lark, 22, suffered a lacerated fore- nead and right leg. Mrs. Lowe and Mr. and Mrs. lark were en route from Trenton to California, where Clark expect- ed to enroll in a Seventh Day Ad- ventist school. Clark told Patrolman G. O. Ben- der, of the local sub-station of the state highway patrol, that he was a-aveling west at about 20 miles an hour his sedan skidded, ran the south side of the highway and crashed into a concrete cul- vert. Mrs. Lowe, who was rendered un- conscious in the accident, was brought to the hospital by a pass- Ing motorist. Dr. P. J. McGlynn, of Gettysburg, treated Clark anc1, his wife at the scene of the acci- dent, and then sent Clark to the hospital. Clark's sedan was damaged to the extent of approximately The machine had to be towed away. Accident Sunday Morning Near the scene of Sunday after- noon's accident, a car driven by a young Philadelphian skidded at o'clock, Sunday morning, and rolled over several times. The driv- er suffered a cut on tile head. The machine, a convertible coupe, -was owned by the driver's father, W. S. 'rammer, of Philadelphia. Damage to the machine was esti- mated at between and The car was towed to a local ga- rage. The driver later continued to Philadelphia. Another accident in which four cars figured occurred on the Ian- coin highway at McKnightstown, Sunday afternoon. No one was in- jured, but two of __ the machines badly damaged. SAYS ENGINEER LOWERED BOAT Steward on Morro Castle Tes- tifies He Escaped in No. 1 Lifeboat. New York, Sept. 14 din- ng room steward on the burned Morro Castle testified today that he escaped from the ship in the num- ber one lifeboat, that it was ordered lowered by the chief engineer and that the chief engineer "got in the boat himself." "You heard no one order him into the steward, Richard Kopf, of Brooklyn, was asked. "No, he did it Kopf re- plied. At last Tuesday's session of the inquiry the chief engineer, Eben S. Abbott, testified that the acting captain of the ship ordered-him to take the boat away. Kopf said that on his way to the boat deck he saw no passengers. James Pond, second steward, was questioned about the alleged illegal use of polish on the ship, and testi- fied that he would have taken away any inflammable polishes and dis- charged those found using them. Pond expressed the belief that the wind had fanned the fire swiftly through the ship and in answer to a question said he saw nothing pecu- liar in the rapid spread of the flumes. Here's a 'Two Steer-Power' Threshing Machine Vcrnon Wilson, of Cumberland Center, Maine, threshed C5 bushels of rye in one week by usinK steer-power instead of grasoline motors. The pair of three-year-old Durham steers shown above on the machine, built in 1898, have supplied the motive power. (Associated Press Flier Killed in Plane Crash Sunday Attended College Here 1924-28 Lieutenant Henry S. "Cubby" 'Bear, killed in a plane crash Son- day, attended Gettysburg college from 1924 to 1928. He was a mem- ber of the A. T. O. fraternity and is well known here. Cleveland, Sept. 17 tenant Henry S. Bear, 30, was killed at airport Sunday as his twin-engined army bomber slipped out of a climbing turn struck the ground, and cartwheeled FOUR CARS IN PUDDLE CRASH Occupants Are Unhurt as Machines Collide Near McKnighlstown, Sunday. into a flaming mass of wreckage. At another port on the eastern side of the city, Burnett Bear, a brother, was awaiting the Langley field, Virginia, flier in anticipation of a family dinner. The pilot was alone in the plane and his body was almost complete- ly destroyed by the flames, which fire squadrons from several hang- ars were unable to extinguish. The exact cause of the accident was in doubt, but pilots at the air- port said they believed Bear went into what they called a "graveyard turn" in order to change his course or to turn back because of motor trouble. Bear was a reserve officer on active duty with the Forty-ninth squadron of ttie second bombard- ment group based at Langley field. He was on a navigation land on his way back to Langley field and ,had stopped at Cleveland field. Hold Inquest in Fatal Accident An inquest into the death of Robert Falco, 24, of Philadelphia, who was instantly killed when his head was crushed between two trucks on the Waynesboro road, near Zora, early last Thursday morning, was being held this after- noon at the scene of the accident. Dr. Edgar A. Miller, Adams county coroner, conducted the inquest. On the coroner's Jury were G. M, Neely. Edgar Newman, Joe Scott, J. Hayes Beard and Paul Kebil, all of Fairfield, and C. R. Wolff, of Gettysburg. Four automobiles figured in an accident on the Lincoln highway, near McKnightstown, at o'clock Sunday afternoon. None of the oc- cupants of the machines wert, in- jured, but two of the cars were so badly damaged they had to be tow- ed away. All the cars which figured in the accident were traveling 'east. The toruble started when the coach, driven by Harold Lehman, 33, of, York, stalled after running through several feet of water which covered the highway. W. E. Gemmill. 3G. also of York, stopped his sedan several feet be- hind Lehman's car. Following Gem- mill was the sedan of Miss Kath- ryn A. Shubrooks, 23. of Lancaster. She stopped behind Gemmill. Norris Wesley Wilson. 23, of Free- land. Maryland, was driving a coupe behind Miss Shubrooks' machine. As Wilson's car struck the water, spray obscured his windshield and he failed to see Miss Shubrooks' car. Wilson's car crashed into the rear of the Lancaster woman's machine, forcing it against the rear of Gem- mill's sedan. The Wilson and Shubrook ma- chines were so badly damaged that both had to be towed from the scene. Only minor damage was caused to Gemmill's car.. Sergeant T. N. Boate, of the local sub-station of the state highway patrol, investigated the accident. HOSPITAL REPORT Miss Anna Althoff, Gettysburg R. D.; William Beales, Gettysburg; Mrs. Warren Bixler, Littlestown R. 2; Mrs. Warren Jones, Littlestown; Stewart Clark, Trenton, New Jer- sey; Marion Louise Tate and Mary Stover, Arendtsville. were admitted as patients to the Warner hospital over the week-end. Miss Althoff submitted to an operation for the removal of her appendix and the Misses Tate and Stover had their tonsils removed. Those discharged were: Grace Kindig. Littlestown, and Mrs. Frank Wilkinson, Orr- tanna. HAS SCARLET FEVER Fred Group, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Group, of Straban township, has contracted scarlet fever, and the home was quaran- tined this morning by Health Of- ficer John Deatrick. The child is a pupil at the New Chester school. Mother In Carlisle Langley Field. Va., Sept. 17 (AP) Lieutenant Henry S. Bear, of the United States army air corps reserve, killed Sunday when his heavy bombing plane crashed at the Cleveland airport, was the son of Mrs. Alice Bear, of Carlisle, Langley field records showed. He was attached to the 49th bom- bardment squadron and had been stationed the flying post here for the past fifteen months. He left here for Mt. Clemens, Michigan, with five air corps enlist- ed men as passengers. Aumen Family Holds 4th Annual Reunion The fourth annual reunion of the Aumen family was held at Forest park, Hanover, Sunday afternoon, with 200 persons in attendance. Officer5; elected for the ensuing year include Sylvester Aumen, Lit- tlestown. president; John B. Aumen, York, vice president; Elmer Sauer- walt, Baltimore, secretary; Mrs. An- nie Eckenrode. Gettysburg, secre- tary, and James B. Aupmen, Get- tysburg, historian. The family decided to hold next year's reunion at the same place on the third Sunday in September. PRICE THREE CENTS TWO ARE SENT TO PRISON BY LOCAL JURIST Clarence Tingling Sentenced for Ag- gravated Assault And Battery. PICK-POCKET IS GIVEN 1-2 YEARS BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. and Mrs. Russell S. Golden, Steinwehr avenue, announce the birth of an eight-pound boy, Russell, Jr., Saturday evening. Both mother and babe are reported doing nice- ly. FORMER LOCAL GIRL MARRIED Daughter of Mr. and MrsT Robert B. McCIean Wedded On Saturday. The marriage of Miss Rosanna Bowles McCIean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. McCIean, and Clifford Ernest Fix, a special assist- ant to the attorney general in the department of justice at Washing- ton, took place in the First Pres- byterian church, Brooklyn. New York, at 10 o'clock Saturday morn- ing, the pastor, the Rev. Philips Packer Elliott, officiating. The bride was given away by her father, Robert B. McCIean. assist- ant to the business manager of the New York Times, and a former ed- itor of the Gettysburg Star and Sentinel. The bride is a native of Gettysburg, having been born on Cai lisle street while her parents re- Carlisle street while her parents were residents here. Her mother, who was Harry L. Snyder and a cousin of Mrs. E. S. Faber, Chanibersburg street. The bride was attended by her younger sister, Miss Virginia McCIean. Mrs. Fix is a graduate of Cen- tral high school, Washington, D C., and Goucher college, Baltimore. Since graduation she has been a member of the staff of the cata- logue division of the library of con- gress. Mr. Fix is a graduate of Swarth- more college and of Georgetown law school. For several years he was secretary to Senator Borah be- foie entering the legal division of the department of justice The bride and bridegroom left immediately by automobile on a honeymoon trip to the Poconos and Canada. After October 1, Mr. and Mrs. Fix will be at home at 4007 Connecticut avenue, Washington D. C. Two penitentiary sentences were meted out by Judge Donald P. Mc- Pher.son in court this morning. Clarence Yingling, of Gettysburg, charsed with aggravated assault and battery on a night watchman at the Gettysburg furniture factory, was ordered to serve from 18 months to three years in the easl- ein penitentiary, Philadelphia. He also was directed to pay a fine of and the costs of prosecution. Claiencc Riston. cf Pittsburgh, chaiRed with attempted larceny from poison and bribery, was sen- tenced to serve not less than one nor more than two years in the eastern penitentiary. He also was fined and ordered to pay the costs. R.ston was arrested here on Memorial day after he had picked the pocket of a Hanover man. state police said. Subsequently, Riston gave a state trooper to release him. The charge of bribery fol- lowed. Recently, Riston was appre- hended for picking pockets at a fair at Stoneboro, but was released. Charles Williams, colored, of Gettysburg, charged with the illegal possession of liquor, was ordered to pay a fine of and costs. William Yinglmg. Gettysburg, charged with a statutory offense, was told by Judge McPherson that he would be paroled as soon as he secures employment. Yingling said he expects to enroll in a C. C. C. camp shortly. Mrs. Melvm Sell, Hamiltonban township, was placed on parole. She was before the court for break- ing a previous parole. Romanus Lmgg, charged with de- sertion and non-support, was di- jected to pay his wife a week un- til October 15, when final disposi- tion of his case will be made. Non-Support Cases A rule was issued on Edward Sprenkle, Hamiltontaan township, charged with desertion and non- support, to show cause why he should not me arrested for failing to keep up support payments to his wife, Luella Sprenkle. Sprenkle is in arrears on his payments. A similar rule also was issued on Jesse Fickes. He also is in arrears in payments to his wife, Mary Grove Fickes. George M. Walter, Esq., was named master in the divorce action brought by Luther Sillik against Carolyn Sillik, and Raymond F. Topper, Esq., was appointed master n the divorce action of Elizabeth Ellen Dull against Edward Dull. A return in the divorce action brought by Clyde A. Plank, of As- pers, against his wife, Mrs. Nellie V. Plank, was made, and a rule was ssued returnable November 12. Plank accuses his wife of desertion cruel and barbarous treatment. Thirteen Are Killed in Storm Accidents in State Dr. and Mus. Albert Bachman have returned to Gettysburg after spending the summer in Switzer- land and other points in Europe. (By the At least thirteen lives were lost, with wrecked bridges, washed out highways and flooded farm lands carrying property loss into thous- ands of dollars in a week-end of driving rainstorms in Pennsyl- vania. Many narrow escapes were re- ported. Twenty men swam to safety when raging Middle creek swept away a Pennsylvania power ond light company power dam near Sclinsqrove. The flood de- stroyed an iron bridge and about fifty other structures and swept r.way fifty cabins along the shore. In Bradford county a collapsing bridge tlircw Raymond Walker, of Windham, into a creek in his automobile, but he escaped un- hurt. Highways were flooded between Towanda and Sayre and in other central and southern areas. Landslides and washouts crip- pled traffic on three railroads in the vicinity of Bloomsburg. Flooded cellars caused losses to merchants and home owners in Lcwisburg. Rainfall was reported by gov- ernment observers as approximat- ing three inches. The dead were victims of auto accidents, many of them caused by skidding on rain-swept high- ways. Two were injured in an airplane crash at Berwick. May Employ 40 County Teachers Eighty-five persons have regis- tered for commercial subjects in the emergency education program in Adams county, it has been revealed by a survey just completed. Fifty persons have registered in the mu- sic courses. A project for the coming year has been worked out by the local coun- cil which is comprised of Superin- tendent J. Floyd Slaybaugh, chair- man; Miss Margaret Mream. direc- tor; Dr. Henry W. A. Hanson. Miss Margaret McMillan and. Prof. L. C. Koefauver. If the program is approved by the department of education at Harris- burg, approximately forty teachers, all to be selected from the enroll- ment of unemployed teachers in the county, will be employed. Classes will be organized through- out every section of the county. Sufficient requests for eight nur- sery school units for children of pre-school age in the county have been received. Information concerning other proposed courses to be given may be obtained at tho office of the coun- ty superintendent of schools. 12 Gettysburgians Will Be Guests of Hagerstown C. of C. Ten members of the board of dis- rectors of the Gettysburg Chamber of Commerce. Burgess Wilbur J. Stallsmith and James R. McCon- aghie, superintendent of the Na- tional park, will be guests of the di- rectors of the Hagerstown Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday. The local group will leave Gettys- burg at 11 o'clock, Tucvsday morn- ing, for Hagerstown. After meeting directors of the Maryland city Chamber of Commerce, the Gettys- burgians will bo taken on a sight- seeing trip to the Autietam battle- field. Afterward they will RO aboard a steamer on the Potomac river for a cruise and dinner. LARGE CHOWO- AT SO, ML FAIR ON SATORDAY Officials Believe High Record Will Be Set Before Closing Time. GROUNDS ARE IN GOOD CONDITION More than two thousand two hundred paid admissions were recorded Saturday at the South Mountain Fair after heavy rains had called a halt to all fair activi- ties for two days. The estimated attendance, including school chil- dren who are admitted free, conces- sioners, performers and employes, is said to have exceeded four thou- sand, the largest single-day crowd in the history of the fair associa- tion. Receipts at the gates and the grandstand totaled The largest previous receipts for any one day was on the third day of the fair in 1932 when were rcceieved. However, the admission at that time was forty cents 'while this year the admission is five cents lower. Expect Large Crowds If weather conditions continue favorable tonight and Tuesday, the last day of the fair, officials believe that the total receipts will exceed last year and possibly the peak rec- ord of 1932. In 1933 the association reported admissions of and in 1932 Receipts this year, de- spite the inclement weather, total This is short of last year and short of 1932. The association needs only more paid admissions this afternoon, tonight and Tuesday to reach the record attendance figures of 1932 and indications are that patrons will turn out tonight and tomorrow if the weather conditions are favor- able. Despite the heavy rains over Sun- day the grounds are reported in good condition. The parking field which was flooded Sunday has trained off completely and is "un- usually dry" one official reported this morning. If there is no more rain today and Tuesday the grounds will be in perfect condition. Band Concerts More crushed stone, gravel and sand were put into low spots by a crew of workmen today to assure patrons of convenient walking around the grounds. Band concerts will continue to- night and Tuesday and the Harry Taylor rodeo continues its per- formances tonight, Tuesday after- noon and evening. The exhibits remain intact and the exposition remains in full swing for the extended days. The fair closes at midnight Tues- day night. Let Contract for Battlefield Work HARVEST HOME SERVICE The harvest home service sched- uled to be held at the Mummasburg Union church, Sunday, has been postponed until Wednesday evening at o'clock. The postponement was due to the inclement weather. BUYS GENERAL STORE Mrs. Eleanor M. Linebaugh has purchased the general store of J. A. Kime, near Fountain Dale, and will operate the business. Washington. Sept. 17 National Park Service today an- nounced the awarding of a contract to the Bester-Long company, of Hagerstown. for the coiu-ti iiclioii and reconstruction of 1.3 miles of Wainwright and Howe avenues, on the Gettysburg battlefield. The cost will be Nevin O. Eiker Is Married Saturday Miss Dorothy N. Fuller, daughter of Mrs. Bculah Dall. Hanover, be- came the bride of Nevin O. Eikcr. son of Mr. and Mrs. John Eikcr. 334 York street. Gettysburg, at a ceremony performed in the parson- ace of St. Matthew's Lutheran church, Hanover, Saturday evening at o'clock. The ring ccrcmonv was performed by the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Harry Hur.sh Bcidlcman. The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Lester Utz. Eiker is cm- ployed at the Majestic theatre. Thousands of Dollars Damage Is Caused by Heavy Storm on Sunday tj m 9 9 o, Flooded, Railroad Tracks Washed Out And Tourists Marooned Here as Rain- storm Reaches Heavy Proportions. TRAFFIC ON MOST HIGHWAYS BLOCKED FOR SEVERAL HOURS Property damage running into thousands of dollars re- sulted in Gettysburg and Adams county from Sunday's heavy precipitation, which came on the heels of three days of rain last week. Although no rain fell here on Saturday, streams were still high from the steady downpour which began last Wednesday and continued, with intermittent letups, until late Friday night. Two and forty-two hundredth inches of rain fell in Gettys- burg Sunday, and sent streams over their banks until they came within a fraction of reaching the high-water mark of August 23, 1933. Six Inches of Rain Dr. Henry Stewart, government weather recorder here, said approximately inches of rain fell in Gettysburg from last Wednesday morning until Sunday evening, bring- ing the total precipitation for the month to more than eleven inches. In Gettysburg, hundreds of cellars were flooded, causing considerable damage. At the foot of Baltimore street hill, cellars were filled and in one or two cases water was running in the front doors of homes. Steinwehr avenue was under water for a depth of two inches at the height of Sunday's storm, and all of that water together with that which came from the Baltimore street hill section, collected at the foot of the Baltimore street hill. At the intersection of Buford ave- PASTOR CITES THREE PHASES OF MORAL LIFE Three-Fold Relation- ship of Christ to Moral Life Given By Rev. Crane. TEXT TAKEN FROM ROMANS "What is Chiist To My was the subject of the sermon de- livered by the Rev. Frederick B. Crane, pastor of the Presbyterian church, Sunday evening. His text was taken from Romans "And if Christ be in you the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteous- ness." "Christ supplies us with a moral said the Rev. Mr. Crane. "The Christian religion or the gos- pel of Christ is a religion of ethics. Any person who comes into a vital relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ is bound to recognize that He offers a code of morals to which his disciples must give heed. It hardly seems creditable that some men have no moral standards at all but in some cases that appears to be almost wholly true. They do not know right from wrong and therefore practice that which is to the Christian unrighteousness with- out any consciousness of wrongdo- ing. Motive For Obedience "The second phase of the rela- tionship of Christ to my morals is a motive for obedience to his moral code. He not only gives me moral standards but he makes me want to obey them. It is a very common saying among men that if we are good, if we do the best we can to keep God's law or to follow his teachings, we will be saved and go to heaven. No man or woman will ever to heaven that way. The holy scripture teaches that God is satisfied with nothing short of per- fect obedience and that perfect obedience is a requirement that no man can meet." Contimimg, the Rev. Mr. Crane said: "Christ gives us the power to obey the code and live according to his ethical standards. If we are nue and Seminary street, water was standing in the street to a depth of 18 inches, and the Bream and Plank garage and numerous cellars in that section of town were flood- ed. The Gettysburg fire company sent a pumper to the Bream and Plank garage to pump out the cel- lar, Sunday evening. Engine Room Flooded This morning, the fire company had a pumper at the engine room at Gettysburg college which was flooded. The Reading railroad right-of-.. way was washed out at Boyer's rake factory curve, near Table Rock, and a train which left here at 5 o'clock this morning was unable to proceed beyond that point. Cinders and gravel were dumped into the washout this morning, and an incoming train, due here at o'clock, reached Gettysburg at o'clock this afternoon. The main line of the Western Maryland railroal was washed out near Thurmont, and trains over that division were being routed through Gettysburg this morning. Most Roads Flooded Practically all roads out of Get- tysburg were covered with water Sunday afternoon and evening, and many tourists were marooned here for the night. Rock creek overflowed its banks early Sunday, and by late afternoon was running across the York. Han- over and Littlestown roads. On the Littlestown road. Rock creek was four feet over the highway, and White run was again on the ram- page, after having reached flood stage proportions last Friday eve- ning. Flat run, just north of Emmits- burg, was running over the high- way. Sunday evening, and held up traffic for hours. Tiber Leaves Banks The Tiber, which runs through Gettysburg, left its banks. Sunday afternoon, and was running across Carlisle and North Stratton streets. High wind which accompanied the southeast gale, blew down a large tree on the battlefield, near Spangler's spnng, and blocked an avenue. A large branch also broken from a tree in front of the property of H. C. Hartley, Carlisle street. One death and thousands of dol- lars in property damage constituted the toll of heavy rainfall and floods that inundated .many sections of Pennsylvania Sunday. Rivers and streams were running abnormally high everywhere: traf- indeed in Christ, and the Holy fie was impeded as many roads Spini. ii. in duelling in us, and j became literally flowing streams, so we are possessed by and filled with the blessed power of the Holy Spirit and Christ which power we (Continued on Pase Two) and, in the anthracite regions, water was rising m mines after the fourth consecutive day of heavy ram. The death ascribed to the heavy CORRECTION rain was that of Mrs. Catherine Tlie farm of Charles O. Smith Lowe. 65, of Trenton. New Jersey. was purchased by W. Clarence Shcely, Esq, at a sheriff's sale Sat- urday. The farm was not purchased for the Firs-t National bank as er- She died in the Warner hospital at Gettysburg after an automobile driven by her grandson. Steward Clark. 24. skidded on the Lincoln roncously reported in Saturday's highway and crashed into a con- cchtion. The bank has no interest in tjie Smith property. GO TO HOUSEKEEPING Trooper and Mrs. Joseph F. Bushoy have gone to housekeeping at 252 ChambcrsburK street. Troop- er Busivy is btationod here with the state police. Mis. Bushcy has been residing at Mont Alto for the past year. crete culvert. Clark and his wife were given hospital treatment for injuries. In York, residents of an area that has been flooded on previous occasions made preparations for hasty evacuation of their homes as Codorus creek began rising. At .Spring Grove ?nd Glen Rock, branches of the creek had over- (Continued on Page Two)
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