Gettysburg Times, February 29, 1936

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February 29, 1936

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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - February 29, 1936, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Qood Evening Rhubarb, says on oculist, is good for the eyes. Why not try cross- ing a grapefruit? ESTABLISHED 1902 THE Member of The Associated Press TIMES Truth Our Public Qood Our Aim Weather Forecast Cloudy and not so cold in southeast sections tonight. March sun rises Bets March sun rises GETTYSBURG, PA., SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY Bead by Nearly Everybody in. Adams County ANNE FABER, 9, HAS NEW HOPE OF CURE Infantile Paralysis Victim Submits to Test With New Invention. STARTS FOURTH HOSPITAL YEAR A new hope has come for Anne Louise Faber, nine-year-old daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Faber, Chambersburg 'street, a PRICE THREE '.CENTS Dedicate Hymnals At Methodist Church Sunday Morning One hundred and twenty-two new church hymnals will be dedicated at the Sunday morning services at the Methodist Episcopal church. -The new books were placed in use last Sunday. The hymnals cost about S125 and were purchased with funds contrib- uted by, members of the church. A list of the donors as it appears in the books follows: C. W. Cook in memory of Mrs. Cook, the Rev. and Mrs. Edwin L. Eslinger, Dr. nnd Mrs. Ralph D. Wickerham, Mr. and Mrs. Frank F. Forrest, Mr. and, Mrs. Daniel C. Jacobs. Mr. and Mrs. Mil- ton Remmel, Miss Margaret McMii- j Ian, the church choir and the Sun- day school. i COUNCIL MEETING infantile paralysis, now a patient at the Children's Hospital' School Baltimore. Anne has been a patient at the Baltimore institution for more than three years and this week new hope came into her life. A machine, a vital improvement in which has recently been invent- ed in Baltimore, is undergoing a series of with Anne as the patient, which may bring hope for recovery of the use of her limbs. remarkable story of how a Electric chemical engineer confronted with a problem of im- proving an existing apparatus sc that it could be used for this pur- pose, invented what apparently is now a basic patent in thirty min- utes' study, was told by.' officials of the Children's Hospital School where the tests are being con- ducted. Aid Circulation The idea of the new treatment for infantile paralysis victims is to provide "artificial stimulation of circulation of blood to legs or arms "which have been paralyzed, the fresh blood coursing through veins and arteries giving the muscles an improved "tone" and eventually aiding these muscles and nerve fibers in resuming their normal functions. "Whether this will "be accomplish- depends on the result of the present experiments. But the ma- chine, with its; "new improvement has so far actually accomplished the following results: 1. It has restored normal warmth to the ordinarily cold ex- tremities commonly noted in limbs affected by infantile paralysis. On "Ice-Car" Boy 2. It was used with remarkable success in the case of Glenn Bol- dan, fourteen-year-old Minnesota boy whose feet were frost bitten fiom living trapped for 11 days in the refrigerator compartment of a box car. 3. It has proven' itself unusually efficacious in the treatment, of "un- tmited fractures" broken bones which for some reason have not been able to grow together proper- ly. The machine, originally known as the Pavaex Machine, was discover- ed by a Baltimore Mont, associated with the Cincinnati General Hospital. "Work- ing with his associate, Dr. L. G. Herman, the apparatus was devel- oped. It consists of a "boot" or com- partment, airtight, into which the leg of -the patient is introduced. .In the original machine, the union of tha leg and the "boot" was made perfect by means of a strap, tight- ened about the thigh until there no escape of air. Inside the boot a "minus pres- sure" of air, or a partial vacuum was created, and this had the ef- lect of sucking-the-blQQd.-down.-4n-- to the arteries and capillaries, thus feeding fresh nutriment to vessels which had not been getting the proper supply. This pressure was then reversed and a "plus pressure" exerted which had the effect of forcing this blood back into the body through the out of the leg into normal veins which could carry it back to the lungs and heart for purification and to start its journey anew. Strap A Difficulty The insuperable difficulty was that the tight strap which kept the airtight acted as a partial not permitting the veins to perform their full function in taking the blood back into the body. Realizing that this was of par- ticular hindrance to its use in in- fantile paralysis cases, where the restoration of perfect circulation is paramount, "experts at the Chil- dren's Hospital School, among them H. .O. Kendall, the physical ther- apist, had striven unceasingly to find another method to make the machine airtight without exerting this pressure on the limb where it entered the apparatus. Finally a Western Electric offi- cial, learning of the problem, said: "I'll turn it over to my engi- neers and let them work on it." In 30 Minutes Among those to whom the prob- lem was given was Alvin Nelson On Page E WSPA.P.E.8 fl R C H1V E .The regular March meeting of the Gettysburg town council will be held Monday evening at o'clock in the fire engine house, East Middle street, according to notices issued Friday by Ross R. Myers, borough secretary. AUTOA! Myriam Worthington, Gettys- burg, Accused of Driving Without License. Following his investigation of the accident on the Gettysburg-Fairfield road Thursday which three people were injured, Sergeant S. Sneaffer of the local sub-station of the highway patrol laid informa- tion this morning against Myriam Worthington, 18, Carlisle street, and Bryon Bant, 37, 27 Baltimore street. -The WorthiHglon girl is charged- with driving a car without an oper- ator's license. At the time of the accident the officer was told that John H. Sanders, 17, Iron Springs, was the driver of the car in which the Worthington girl was riding, but during his investigation Sergeant Sheaffer learned that the girl had been at the wheel. The officer charges Kint, the driv- er of the'other car-that figured'in the collision on the east approach to the old stone bridge over Marsh creek, three miles west of here, with driving a car that was not properly registered. The officer said today that the plates on the car were not those under which ifc was registered. The charges were placed before Justice of the Peace Charles F. Red- ding, Cumberland township, Lincoln- way west. Myriam Worthington, her sister, Minerva Worthington, and Sanders were injured in the accident. Miner- va's injuries were so. serious that she was admitted to the Annie M Warner hospital for treatment. Pork and Eggs Rule Markets Fresh pork and an abundant sup- ply of eggs were the main offerings at Gettysburg's two markets this morning. Attendance of shoppers was poor and sales were slow, while there were'more hucksters than usual. Eggs were sold at 25 and 26 cents a dozen, while- the price of butter re- mained at 32 cents a pound. Lard was 13 and 15 cents a ribs and backbones, 18 and 20 cents; loin, 40 cents; fresh 18 cents; pudding, 18 cents; pork roasts. 30 cents a pound; fresh ham in bulk, 25 cents a pound and sliced, 30 cents; scrapple, eight and ten cents a pound; smoked shoulder, 20 cents a slice; sausage, 22 cents a pound; summer sausage, 25 cents. Potatoes brought and a bushel. Apple butter, 25 cents a quart; honey, 15 cents; cider, 25 cents a gallon; vinegar, 30 cents a gallon: mush, five cents; cabbage, five and ten cents a head; carrots, five cents a quart box; horseradish, five and ten cents a glass; cottage cheese, five and ten cents a pack. Loaf and layer cakes sold at 40 cents each; peach, huck- leberry, chocolate cream, molasses and five, ten and twen- ty cents each. A Ne'w'Awoaratus to Help Infantile Paralysis Victims, Gulden Removed To Bedford Jail Russell Gulden, Gettysburg, was taken to the Bedford county jail, from the Adams county jail, Friday afternoon. Gulden will be held for the May sessions of court in Bed- ford county on a charge of passing a worthless check. The information was laid before Harry Shetterom, a Bedford county justice of the peace, by Samuel Hughes, also of that county. The warrant was sent to Gettysburg and Gulden was arrest- ed early chis week and held in de- fault of bail. He was taken to Bed- ford by Justice Shetterom. and a constable. New hope for infantile paralysis victims in recovering' tlie use of th elr limbs lias been given the little patients at the Children's Hospital School, through. a_new invention. Above, H- G. Kendall, physical theropist at the hospital, is using- the Paracx machine with the new Graj- Cuffs on Anne Faber, Gettysburg'. A nurse st-anfis -nearby. The apparatus achieves stimulated circulation, through, reversing- air- pressure within air-tig-lit TJOOE. The improved cuffs were invented by Alvin Xelson Gray, rubber chemist at the Western Electric Company. In- ternational News The Baltimore News-Post.' Open First Aid Classes Monday Classes in first-aid and life sav- ing will be re-opened here Monday evening by Commodore W. E. Long- fellow, assistant director of first- aid for the national Red Cross. The classes will be held each, evening next week at o'clock in the law library at the court house. Between 20 and 30 persons from all parts of the county are expected to attend. The Commodore opened a two- weeks' course late last year. A fall on the court house steps on the opening night of the second week of the sessions resulted in a fracture of an arm and the Commodore was forced to postpone completion of the course. MONS TO HEAR CHORUS A chorus of Gettysburg high school boys and girls will entertain the Gettysburg Lions club at its month- ly meeting Monday evening at six o'clock in the Eagle hotel. Colonel E. H. Bertram, president, will pre- side. ROTARY .TO HEAR OFFICER Major George E. Abrams, of Get- tysburg college, will speak at the weekly session of the Gettysburg Rotary club Monday evening at C o'clock in the Y. W. C. A., center square. He will tell of the capture of the Alamo. Monday is the one hundredth anniversary of that his- toric event. Several Gettysburg and Adams countians are observing birthdays today, the first since 1932, although they have aged four years since that time. Ttiis being "Leap-Year February 29, those born on. this date observe their birthday anniversaries every four years, hence the con- gratulations to those observing their birthday today are receiving "extra" greetings. Today's birthdays include the fol- lowing: Harvey Miller, Gettysburg, R. D. 3. Frank E. Twomey. York street, 40. George Stock, York street. Donald Frederick Heagy, Round Top, 23 Raymond Stottler, Steinwehr ave- nue. J. Lawrence Aughinbaugh, Indi- anapolis, Indiana, son of Officer and Mrs. George B. Aughinbaugh, York street---- Mrs. C. W. Hykes, Aspers, R. 1, 64. Neely Kennedy, Twin Bridge park, Gettysburg, R. 4. Mrs. Lester Schoclkoph, Gettys- burg, R. D. 2. their birthdays on Those observing Sunday include: Mrs. Calvin Sanders, FairfieklR. D., 81. Ralph Z. Oyler, East Lincoln ave- nue. Betty Jane Ridinger, Gettysburg- high 'school sophomore. H. G. Deatrick, Baltimore street. Betty Jane Barnes, daughter of Mr. and- Mrs. Earl Barnes, South street, 3. Liarvcl Wsmplcr, Biglcrvillc R 2, 1C. Miss Mary Garlach. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Garlach, Cham- bersburg street. Mrs. George Stover, Gettysburg, R. D. 3. Miss Myrtle Three sheets from the sheaf ol f After the papers had been accept- fifteen pieces of writing paper that presented at the office of Quintin D. Reoert, Adams county register and recorder, in the court house, Thursday, were admitted to probate Friday as the last will and testament of Mrs. Anna M. Fickel, York Springs resident who died February 10. When the papers were first pre- sented at the register's office, near- ly oil of them unsigned, none dated, and bearing writing in ink and pen- cil, that appeared to be of different and written at different' times. Mr. Rebert, on the advice of hia attorney, refused to allow them to be filed in his office as the legal will of the deceased woman. But late Friday afternoon. Wil- liam M. Weidner and E. S. Guise; both of York Springs, who said they were well acquainted with Mrs. Fickel, went to the court house office and took an affidavit that they were "familiar with the handwriting of Mrs. Fickel and had fiequently seen her write her own name." They are reported to have examined the sheaf of papers and selected the three sheets that were finally accepted as the last will and testament of Mrs. Fickel. Identify Signature It was explained at the court house office this morning, that in- formation contained in the accept- able sheets showed that they were recently, definitely within tlie last year, although none bears a date. None of the three sheets is wit- ed. Orpheus Diller, York Springs, who is named as executor on the third sheet, applied for letters tes- tamentary on the estate. The first of the sheets bequeaths to her brother, John Henry Kuntz. now deceased. The reasons for giving him that sum fill the page. Other Bequests Other bequests give a set of dishes and two gold-rimmed glass dishes to Janette Trough, a "girl friend." Silver-plated knives and forks are given to a Mabel Myers. To another "girl friend" she directs that a ladder-back rocker and an- other old chair be given. Another old style chair is bequeathed to Ruel Diller. On the final sheet it is directed that after the "just debts" are paid, all that remains of the estate is to be divided equally between Mary A. Zeiglcr, George M. Myers and John Shellenberger, as "their pay and re- ward." Mr. Diller is named the executor. At- two other places in the other twelve sheets he had been so desig- nated. At one place it had been ordered that he be required to fur- nish a bond. No mention of j a bond is made in the will as it is on file today. Mrs. Fickel's estate is estimated at S1.500 in personal property arid in real estate The latter property consists of a house and lot in York Springs. This morning the will of John Henry Kuntz, the last close relative nessed and only the third bears of Mrs. Fickel. and the brother the signature that has been identi- j mentioned in her will, was to the register's office to be probated. The will lias not yet been entered to probate, but is reported to be in proper form, having a date, signa- ture and the signature of witnesses. as that of Mrs. Fickel. The sheets are filled with long- hand writing in ink. and appear to Ixs connected in thought and give evidence of having been written at the same time. Miss Edna V. Eicholtz. deputy register and recorder, said this morning that she had allowed the 1hree sheets to be entered to pro- bate as Mrs. Fickel's last will on the advice of an attorney. HAS SCARLET FEVER Helen Davis, 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Davis, Han- over street, was quarantined at noon, today by Health Officer Eric Denr- dorff with scarlet fever. Cullison, Cashtown, observed her forty-first birthday an- niversary, Friday. HOSriTAI, REPORT Mrs. Robert Kennel, Gettysburg, was admitted to- the Annie M. War- ner hospital Friday, and Mrs. Jesse Snyder, Gettysburg, and Louis Wal- ter, New Oxford, were admitted to- day. Mrs. Earl Micklcy and infant son, Eugene Earl, Gettysburg, were dis- charged from the hospital today. Mrs. Dennis Asper, Aspcrr., also was discharged. t In Fu A six-ancl-a-hnlf-foot snake plant is in full bloom in the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Coulson, 31 Buford avenue. Another plant of the same variety, in bloom in the same room of the Coulson home, measures four feet. A stem, measuring more than four feet in length, extends from a large bulb that supports the growth o! the plant without the addition of either ground or water. The stem is topped with a large open flower, not unlike the shape of a tuliy ex- cept that one side of the bloom ex- tends in a liplike projection. In the center of the "mouth" protrudes an 18-inch tongue that stands erect and tapers to a point nt the end. The flower is of a deep purple color. On the outer siclo (.he bases of the [stalk, petals are mottled with green. The stem is green. After the bloom has dropped from the stalk, Mrs. Coulson .says that she will plant the bulb in a flower bed, where it will bear large, um- brella-like leaves. In the fall the: bulb will be removed to the cellar of the Coulson home, where it will again sprout. Mrs. Coulson stated that she has cared for the snake plant for about three years, but that the prcsenl bloom is the first one that has ap- peared to reward her efforts. The smaller plant is of the same type and color. It sprouts from a smaller bulb than the larger plant. The Victim of Farm Tragedy Burled Funeral services for Simon Wash- inger, 35-year-old York county farmer, who was shot to death in his home near Mt. Pleasant Monday night, were held Friday in Mt. Oli- ?et church near EdemoUe, Franklin county. Burial was in the church cemetery. There were only two automobiles in the funeral cortege as it wended its way from Lisbum to Edenville. In one machine were the 12-year- old triplets, James, Ruth and Mary, and relatives of the slain man were in the other. Mrs. Romaine Washinger, 45, ac- cused of the murder of her husband, is in the Harrisburg hospital in a satisfactory condition. She is suf- fering from a self-inflicted bullet wound in the left side of the chest. 150 Women Ailend Special Services in St. James' Lutheran Chapel. World's day of prayer was mark- ed in Gettysburg with a special service in the chapel of St. James' Lutheran cliurch Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. More than 150 women the Protestant churches of the community attended the service, Representatives of the various churches conducted the program. Mrs. Earl J. Bowman, St. James' Lutheran church, presided at the meeting' and made the opening prayer. The scripture was read by Mrs. J. Frank Dougherty, of St. fames' that followed was conducted on the theme "On Earth Peace, Good Will Toward Men." "Visions .of the Earth at Peace' was presented by Mrs. Raymond Shank and Mrs. Elsie Siiigmaster of Christ Lutheran church. "The Ways of Peace" was given by Mrs. Milton R. Remmel and Mrs George R. 'Larkin, of the Methodist, Episcopal church, and Mrs. E. F Strausbaugh, of the United Breth- ren church; "The Great Command- ment" by Mrs. Howard S. Fox, of the Trinity Evangelical-Reformed church, concluded the program on the theme. A vocal solo was presented by Mrs. Roy E. Zinn. Presentation of missionary subjects was made by Mrs. M. W. Stansbury, Mrs. Lu- ther E. McDonnell, Mrs. Mcrvin U. Ei cam and Mrs. J. Arthur Phiel al" of St. James' Lutheran church, A poem, "Is It a was giv- er, by Mrs. Spencer W. Aungr.t The benediction, given in unison concluded the service. CHSiROHFS HOL 185 LUTHERAN STUDENTS HERE FOR SESSIONS North A11 a n t i c Re- gional Conference Being- Held Over Week-End. DR. A. R. WENTZ SPEAKS SUNDAY Approximately 185 young men end women, students in colleges in the New'- Eng- RV1CE UNION Reverend Mr. Crane Conducts Services In Presbyterian Church. MEDITATION IS' BY DR. ABERLY The first union communion serv- ice ever -held in Gettysburg was conducted Friday evening in the Presbyterian church. About 160 per- sons attended from the Protestant churches of town. The. service .was conducted by the Rev. Frederick B. Crane, pastor of the" Presbyterian, church. He was assisted by the Rev. Spencer W. Aimgst.. pasti-vr Kt Isnd states. New York, New- Jersey end east of the '-Al- leghany mountains are attending i he seventeenth annual' conference the North Atlantic -region of the Lutheran student -association of America at Gettysburg college this week-end. Following registration at the, col- lege Y. M. C. A. Friday, afternoon, the conference formally opened with a banquet at Friday evening' at., 6 .o'clock. Har- old .Rowe, president, of' the' associ- the' toastmaster. He'is. a student'at theolog- ical seminary here.. The address' of by.-Dr. Wil- liam .Waltemyer, professor of, English Bible. at. Gettysburg. college. Devotions were conducted.' by the Rev. R. F.. Airman, Scarsdale, New York, student, councillor-at. Colum- bia university. Drl Fischer Speaks The address was' deliv- ered by Dr. M.-: Hadwin member-of the faculty-at-the1 sem.4" inary Speaking 'on .'the sub- ject "The Christian' Fischer told -the' students an church; the "Rev. Edwin L.'Es- linger, pastor "of the Methodist Epis- copal church; the Rev. Howard S, pastor of Trinity Evangelical- Reformed church, and the Rev. Dwight F. Putman, pastor of Christ Lutheran church. The communion, meditation was presented by Dr. John Aberly, pres- ident -of the Lutheran theological seminary. His theme was "He Is Our Peace." Taking his text from Ephesians Dr. Aberly said "Sometimes we have a negative idea of peace as being the absence of some disturbing force. But peace is something very rich and full, very positive. It is life at its fullest har- mony with God himself. It is a communion and a fellowship." "Supreme Royalty" Dr. Aberly stated "peace can't go out into the social order until it has filled 'individual hearts. I do not have much faith in peace by disarm- ament and "by political agreement, but by a common loyalty to the Prince of Peace, a supreme loyalty, to a Supreme Good." The sacrament of the Lord's Sup- per was conducted by the Rev. Messrs. Crane and Fox, with the assistance of the three otner min- isters. The order of service followed Friday evening follows: Organ prelude, "Andante Religi- the call to worship by the Rev. Mr. Crane; doxology; the in- vocation by the Rev. Mr. Crane and the Lord's Prayer; the responsive reading; hymn, "When I Survey the Wondrous scripture reading fiom Ephesians 2 by the Rev. Mr. Avmgst; evening prayer by the Rev. Mr. Crane; -hymn, "Alas and Did My Saviour offertory, "An- selection by a quartet from the Lutheran, theological seminary, Before the sacrament of the communion, the congregation sang the hymn, "Not Worthy, Lord." The service closed with the singing of the hymn "In the Cross of Christ I Glory." The benediction was pronounced by the Rev. Mr. Put- man. The service was conducted in joint observance of the World's Day of Prayer observed Friday and Hie opening of the Lenten season. BANK NAMES SOLICITOR The Fanners nnd Merchants bank. New Oxiord, has elected Attorney Edgar K. Markley solicitor. He suc- ceeds Attorney W. Clarence Shecly, who resigned when he became judge of the Adams county court. WITH BRONCHITIS smaller bulb was once a part of the j D. L. Leisher is confined to his bulb that now boars the larger i home in the Gilliland apartments Uviib on attack of bronchitis. Electric League Plans "Jubilee" The second annual electric re- frigeration jubilee, sponsored by the York-Adams electrical league will open Monday in the display room of the Metropolitan Edison company, York street. The jubilee will continue up to and including April 18. the display room being open daily from 8 a. m. to 9 p. m. E. H. Blettner, sales manager of the Metropolitan Edison company is directing the jubilee and points out that the objective is to acquaint patrons with the many economics.1, r.nd convenient features offered this year in electric refrigerators. Dealers having displays in- clude H. T. M? ring. Home Furnish- ing company. Baker Battery serv- ice, H. and T. electric company, Live Wire electric company, R. W, Wentz, Pius Orner, of Arendtsville. Metropolitan Edison company and E'ectdCrtl Appliances, Inc. "you must know and yourselves in-order a'Chris- tian." A discussion period followed with 'Dr. 'R.-'H.' 'Gearhfixt, Jr., stu- dent pastor -of Pennsylvania, ,-in'--charge: Dr. John "the Lutheran theological seminary here spoke of the 'three' scHolarships -that.' are to., be: given; to' native Lutheran students who r have graduated from a Lutheran college in., India "and who may benefit by post-graduate- study in an Indian .university. At the close'of-the" banquet Pres- id.ent Rowe- announced the follow- ing' appointments to the1 nominat- ing committee: -Dorothy''Blum, X'niversity of Pennsylvania; James Bevridge, Pennsylvania State .-col- lege, and Godfrey Alberti, of Wag- ner college, Staten New, York. The committee is expected to present its report some tune this afternoon. Tlie election of officers for the year will follow. Dr. Hoover Speaks This morning's session convened at 9 o'clock in the college Y. W. C, A building with Mr. Rowe presid- ing. The devotions were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Auman and the (Continued on Page Two) ARENDTSVILLE TO GIVE OPERETTA IN SCHOOL, MARCH 6 "The Toreadors." an operetta by Otis M. Carrington, will be pre- sented in the Arendtsville voca- tional school auditorium under the direction of Miss Regina M. Oyler, nrusic supervisor, Friday evening March 6, at 8 o'clock. The cast follows: "Senor Dicto- rio." William Allison; his daugh- ters, "Juanita" and Mil- dred Taylor and Mildred Stam- baugh; neighbor boys, "Juan" and Russel Kane and Walter Null; beggars, "Senor Swateo" .and "Senor Blame Bushey Jr.. and John Stover; girl friends, "Dolores" and Louise McDannell and Marie Walter. A chorus will also be in the cast. A short resume of the plot fol- lows Senor Dictorio, a wealthy farm- er, insists that his daughters, Be- nita and Juanita, marry toreadors. Juan and Pablo, who are in love with nis daughters, find two beg- nars and have them masquerade as toreadors. When Senor Dictorio learns of this and also that the real toreadors already have wives, he is willing to give his daughters to Juan and Pablo. A. E. RICE IMPROVING Arthur E. Rice, Biglcrvillc, senior partner in. the firm of Rice, Trow and Rice, is improving following a week's illness. WITHDRAWS CHARGE A charge of larceny by bailee that was laid against Bernard Kuykeii- dall. Gettysburg, by H. D. Grouse, Gettysburg, R. D.. was withdrawn before Justice of the Peace John C. Shcaler, Gettysburg, Friday after- noon. Kuykendall paid the costs. He had been arrested Friday morn- ing by Gettysburg borough police. The case involved title to a I auto. NE WSP.APE.Rr ;