Gettysburg Times, October 14, 1936

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October 14, 1936

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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - October 14, 1936, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Good Evening Violators of the law, beware of the Wolff. THE GETTYSBURG TIMES ESTABLISHED 1902 Truth, Our Public Qood, Our Aim Member of The Associated Press Weather Forecast Mostly cloudy tonight; not much change In temperature. Oct. na Mto COLLEGE LEAGUE LAYS PLANS FOR 2-DAY MEETING Delegates to Conven- tion From Local Chapter Named 7 Tuesday. THREE MEMBERS ADDED TO ROLL The Woman's league of Gettys- burg college held its opening meet- ing-of the year-Tuesday a; In the social rooms of Christ Lu- theran church with its new presi- dent, Mrs. Lester O. Johnson, pre- siding. Plans for the convention of the general league, which will be held here on Thursday and Friday, No- vember 5 and 6, were discussed and committee appointed to serve before and at the time of the convention. The silver jubilee of the league will be celebrated at that time with ap- propriate programs and entertain- ment. Mrs. Lester O. Johnson and Mrs. C. H. Heldt, secretary of the local league, were chosen delegates to the convention. Mrs. Guile W. Lefever and Mrs. Bertram H. Saltzer were appointed to take charge of the dis- tribution of tickets for the banquet which will be held at the woman's division of Gettysburg college Thursday evening. Members who will serve as pages during the two days include Mrs. George R. Lar- kln, Miss Anna Cairns, Mrs. Daniel Leisher, Mrs. P. J. McGlynn, Mrs. Bruce N. Wolff and Mrs. LeRoy Winebrenner. The silver boxes were collected at Tuesday's meeting. The names of Mrs. Prank H Kramer, Mrs. Harold Beeson and Mrs. Haer were added to the mem- bership roll of the league. Next Meeting: Dec. 15 Mrs. Dunning Idle was appointed of the hostess committee for the next meeting which will be held Tuesday, December 15. Included on the afternoon's pro- gram were a group of piano solos by Mrs. John Sanderson and a talk by Dr. Thomas L. Cline on his tour through Europe this summer. The meeting closed with a social hour during which refreshments were served. The hostesses includ- ed the following members of the ex- ecutive committee: Mrs. Lester O. Johnson, Mrs. C. H. Heldt, Mrs. Robert P. Marsh, Mrs. Charles P. Sanders. Mrs. W. C. Waltemyer, Mrs. George Waters and Mrs. E, P. Strausbaugh. Appointments of copper and brass and tall golden candles were used on the tea table at which Mrs. Charles P. Sanders and Mrs. E. F. Strausbaugh presided. Autumn leaves" and flowers were used in dec- orating the rooms. GETTYSBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 14, 1936 Read by Nearly Everybody in Adams County PRICE THREE CENTS For Love of Country Banquet to Mark Cemetery Dedication S. of U. V. Association to Hold Sixth Annual Affair on No- vember 21. The past commanders and past presidents association of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil war and its auxiliary will hold its sixth an- nual banquet, commemorating the dedication of the National cemetery, November 19, 1863, at the Hotel Gettysburg, Saturday evening, No- vember 21, at o'clock. E. F. Strausbaugh, chairman of the committee on arrangements, IS being assisted by the following: Mrs. E. P. Strausbaugh, secretary; Mrs. Lulu Miller and Mrs. J. I. Mumper. COIN DESIGN TO BE GIVEN ARTS GROUP, FRIDAY Pittsburgh Sculptor to Present Half-Dol- lar to Com- mission. NAB BUS DRIVER ON HIS LAST RUN Patrolmen Also Arrest Two Truckers for Speeding; Bal- timore Vehicle Overloaded. The driver of the last Great East- ern stages bus to pass through Get- Age nor sex knows no limitation upon love of country. Here is shown tysburg was arrested by a highway the stirring: picture of a girl, an old man and a youth bearing arms for Spain as they march with the government militia to face insurgent guns in the little village of Cabanas, Spain, near Toledo. (Associated Press Photo) HANOVER HOST TO INSTITUTE Missionary Society of Re- formed Classis to Meet October 29. HIT-RUN DRIVER HELD FOR COURT Bernard Kuykendall Pleads Guilty to Drunken Driv- ing Charge. Following a hearing before Justice of the Peace John C. Shealer Tues- day Afternoon, Bernard Kuyken- dall, 28, near Taneytown, signed j pleas of guilty to charges of drunken driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident in which his car had been involved. The charges had been laid by Officer Charles W. Gulp, Jr., of the borough police. In default of bail on the two charges, Kuykendall was recommit- ted to the county jail for court. The Maryland man was arrested in Gettysburg Sunday morning by Officer Gulp after his machine had struck and damaged to the extent of about the automobile of C. Reuben Bankert, parked in front of the owner's home on Steinwehr ave- nue. Officer Gulp and Bankert testified at the hearing and the sworn state- ment of the defendant's brother, Robert Kuykendall, Aspers, was read, naming Bernard as the driver and stating that he had been intoxi- cated at the time of the crash. LAWYER G. O. P. SPEAKER Robert A. Littleton, Esq., Wash- ington, D. C., will deliver the prin- cipal address Thursday evening at a republican rally to be held at center square, New Oxford. The gathering is being sponsored by the New Oxford union league and the county republican committee. Dr. Frank S. Magill, John R. Jackson, Esq., and Robert E. Tipton, party nominees, also will speak. Music will be provided by the New Oxford school band and other entertain- ment is to be offered. Refreshments will be served. The Women's Missionary society of Gettysburg classls of the Re- formed church will hold Its annual fall missionary education institute Thursday, October 29, at Trinity Reformed church, York street, Han- over, the Rev. Dr. Marshy J. Roth, pastor, as guests of the Girls' Mis- sionary guild of Trinity church. Sessions will be held in, the morn- ing at 10 o'clock and in the after- noon, at 2 o'clock. The theme for the institute will be "World Fields Prom Ocean to Ocean." Speakers for the day will be Mrs. Leicli and Mrs. Reichen of the General synod of the Evangeli- cal and Reformed church. The officers of the Classical so- >ciety are: President, Mrs. Howard 8. Fox, Gettysburg; first vice presi- dent, Mrs. Ernest W. Brindle, Ar- endtsville; second vice president, Mrs. C. Edward Stambaugh, Han- over; recording secretary, Miss Sue Tanger, Hanover; corresponding secretary, Mrs. J. N. Faust, Spring Grove, and treasurer, Mrs.x R. O. Myers, Hanover. ELKS' BIRTHDAY PARTY The Gettysburg lodge of Elks will hold one in a series of birthday parties, Thursday evening, at the lodfe home on Chambersburg street. Roast duck will be party. served at the of R C plw A Victor Radio. BOY, 5, BREAKS LEG Alfred Weaver, aged five years, Gettysburg R. p., was brought to the Annie M. Warner hospital today for an X-ray examination and treat- ment of a fracture of the right leg between the knee and the hip. Home Is Quarantined For Diphtheria Case Adams county Health Officer H. C. Bucher, Biglerville, this morning quarantined the home of Edward Staley, Hamiltonban township, for diphtheria. A daughter, Elsa. 14, a pupil in the Cold Springs school, was taken ill last Friday. No other cases of diphtheria have been reported in any section of the county. REV, LB, HAFER RESIGNS CHARGE Lutheran Minister to Retire After Forty Years of Active Preaching. At a joint meeting of the three church councils of the York Springs Lutheran charge, held in the York Springs church Tuesday evening, the Rev. L. B. Hafer, who has served the charge as pastor for more than 10 years, presented his resig- nation, to take effect December 22. At that time the Rev. Mr. Hafer will have completed ten and one- half years as pastor, besides sup- plying the pulpit about a period of two months, previous to the begin- ning of pastoral work. The Rev. Mr. Hafer has spent 40 years in the active ministry. He will retire from the pastorate, and will devote himself to preaching where a supply is wanted for single Sun- days, or where short term service is needed during vacancy of pulpits. The Rev. and Mrs. Hafer have a residence nearing completion in Taneytown, Maryland, where Mrs. Hafer lived prior to her marriage last year, and where the Rev. Mr. Hafer was pastor before com- ing to Gettysburg. They will move to that place in the near future. patrolman from the local substa- tion and charged with speeding at the rate of 50 miles an hour on the Lincoln highway west of here. The information was laid before Justice of the Peace Charles F. Redding, Cumberland township. Great East- ern bus service was discontinued here Tuesday. Roy M. Hill, Pitts- burgh, was the driver. Patrolmen also arrested two truck OVER ORDERED NOW The second stage in the ment of the design for the United States half-dollar, authorized by congress to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle of Gettys- burg, will be submitted to Senator John S. Rice, Pennsylvania state commission chairman, and the state fine arts commission, on Friday by Prank Vittor, Pittsburgh sculptor, commissioned to prepare the de- signs. The obverse side of the coin will show two Civil war veterans, a Un- ion soldier and then a Confederate veteran, both in profile, wearing the uniform and insignia, cap or hat of the regular forces. On this side of the coin is a border carrying the in- scription "United States of Amer- and Gray Reunion." The reverse side of the coin car- ries the official insignia of the Penn- sylvania state commission; the Un- ion and Confederate shields, and a fasce separating the two shields. Seeking Clue in Sack Death Detectives are shown examining a stained automobile seat in a car seized at the home of Oscar Battalini, a chef held as a voluntary witness in the sack death of Mrs. Grayce Asquith at Weymouth, Massachusetts. (Associated Press Photo) drivers for speeding through tne Uru'on shield are the 13 borough of New Oxford, Tuesday, stripes of the original colonies and and nabbed a coal truck driver in Hanover for overloading his vehicle. Out-of-state drivers were arraigned before justices of the peace and fined while Pennsylvanians were given 10 days in which to appear to settle their cases. George W. Schwartz, Baltimore, was fined and costs by Justice of the Peace Lester J. Sell, Hanover, for driving an overloaded truck. The patrolman who made the arrest alleged that Schwartz's load was pounds over the pounds allowed. M. C. Overbaugh, Broadway, Vir- ginia, and Prank Neff, Timberville, Virginia, drivers of trucks loaded with chickens, were taken into cus- tody in New Oxford and charged with speeding at the rate of 52 miles an hour in that borough. Both were taken before Justice of the Peace R. M. Straley, New Oxford, who col- lected fine and costs from each. Not Ready to Fill Deputy Sheriff Post Sheriff B. W. Spence said today that he is not ready to announce his appointment of a deputy to fill the vacancy caused by the resigna- tion of Daniel J. Wolff, elected Tuesday evening to a position on the borough police force. Sheriff Spence said that there are "plenty of applicants" for the post and that he will probably make the ap- pointment later this week. The formal resignation of Wolff was expected at the sheriff's office today. Deputy Sheriff Elaine E. Bixler remains in office. HOSPITAL REPORT Mrs. Abbie M. Kuhn, Cashtown, was admitted to the Annie M. War- ner hospital and Wilson McDonnell, Gettysburg, R. D., was discharged. HURTS HIS FOOT Joseph Gross, Gettysburg, a fur- niture factory employe, was treated for an injury to the great toe of his right foot Tuesday at the Annie M. Warner hospital. Concrete for Floor Of New Vault Poured Workmen Remove Cellar Steps; Doorway Is Cut in Clerk's Office. Workmen for O. H. Hostetter, Hanover contractor, this morning completed the pouring of concrete for the reinforced floor of the new vault being costructed at the court house at the former location of the probation office. Other workmen are employed at the front of the building in moving cellar steps from the south to the north side of the hallway. A small room at the head of the old stairway is to be converted into a conference room for Red Cross officials who will occupy the present office of the clerk of the courts. A doorway is to be cut in the east wall of the clerk's office to connect the two rooms. Work on the vault and other changes are to tie complete by the end of this month. Holstein Cow in Markle Herd Yields Most Milk, Butterfat Lee A. McCauslin Reports 8 Groups Under Test Dur- ing September. A registered Holstein cow owned by Mrs. Annie Markle, near New Chester, carried off honors in pro- duction of both milk and butterfat during the month of September, records of the Adams county cow testing association show. The ani- mal gave pounds of milk in the 30-day period and 61.6 pounds of butterfat. Second highest cow in the association herds also is owned by Mrs. Markle. Its record was pounds of milk and 48.8 pounds of butterfat. It is a registered Hol- stein. Among the 10 highest cows in but- terfat production five are Holsteins.. three are Jerseys and two Guern- seys. The only animals to go above five per cent in butterfat production are the 3 Jersey cows. The highest has a test of 5.9 per cent butterfat and is owned by Harry E. Brown, Fairfleld. The other Jerseys are owned by N. J. Vines, Biglerville R. 2. None of the Jerseys is registered. There were eight herds under test by Lee A. McCauslin, tester for the association. Records were kept of 115 (tows and nine of them gave over 40 pounds of butterfat with only one of that group giving more than 50 pounds. In milk production 14 top- ped the half-ton mark and half of that number exceeded pounds. A list of the records of the 10 highest producing cows in butterfat and the names of their owners fol- low: Mrs. Annie Mafkle, two highest cows. Harry E. Brown, grade Jersey, 825 pounds of milk and 48.7 pounds of fat for a test of 5.9 per cent. N. J. Vines, Biglerville R. D., grade Jersey, 888 pounds of milk and 48 pounds of fat testing 5.4 per cent. Elmer J. Herr and sons, near Han- over, registered Guernsey, 966 pounds of milk, 44.4 pounds of but- terfat for a test of 4.6 per cent. Harry E. Brown, pounds of milk 44 pounds of butterfat for a test of 35 per cent. E. J. Herr and sons, registered Guernsey, pounds of milk and 43.1 pounds of fat for a test of 4.2 percent. Mrs. Annie Markle, pounds of milk and 42.5 pounds of fat for a test of 3.3 per cent. N. J. Vines, grade Jersey, 756 pounds of milk and 40 pounds of fat, testing 5.3 per cent. Edgar Wearer, Gettysburg R. D., registered Holstein, pounds of milk and 39.8 of fat, 3.2 per cent. the field of stars, representing the states admitted to the union at the time of the war. On the Confed- erate shield the states are rep- resented by stars in the form of a cross. The shields and faces are supported by olive leaves and branches of oak leaves. Around the border the following inscription will appear "75th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg 1863-1938." Senator Rice said today that more than of the coins to be minted have been ordered and ap- proximately 82 per cent have been paid for, the money being deposited in the two Gettysburg banks. "We are confident that the en- tire issue will be subscribed for be- fore the coins are feady for distri- bution some time in Sen- ator Rice said. "The profit derived H. S. Sophomores Select Officers At a meeting of the sophomore class at Gettysburg high school Tuesday afternoon class officers were elected as follows: President, William Everhart; vice-president, Helen Saby; secretary, Sara Meh- ring and treasurer, Eleanor Hana- walt. ASSIGN ROLES IN3-ACTPLAY Biglerville Players to Present "Tiger November 19 and 20. FRANK VITTOR from the sale of the coins must be spent on the 1938 observance and celebration, in Gettysburg. This was specifically provided for in the fed- eral act which our commission re- quested of congress. We will not (Continued on Page Two) 1-DAY MISSION PROGRAM FIXED Women's Society of Lutheran Church Will Meet in Han- over on Thursday; Plans are completed for the Ad- ams county conference of the Wom- :n's Missionary society of the West Pennsylvania synod of the United Lutheran church, which will be held Thursday afternoon and eve- ning in St. Paul's Lutheran church, York street, Hanover, the Rev. O. Dean, pastor. The conference theme will be "Christ, the Light of the World." The afternoon session will begin with a period for registration from until 2 o'clock. Following the registration the conference session will begin with an organ prelude, Gaul, after which the de- votional service will be conducted >y Mrs. Herbert Schmidt. The address of welcome will be given by Mrs. O. C. Dean, wife of the pastor of the hostess church, and will made by the response Mrs. "Tiger a three-act mys- tery comedy by Robert St. Clair. will be presented by the Peter Pan dramatic players of Biglerville high school in the school audi- torium Thursday and Friday even- ings, November 19 and 20. Members of the cast include: "Erma Eleanor Dill, a Hindu, Stanley Sheely; "Sara Jane Walters; "Mrs. Josephine Black; "Peggy Jean Bucher; William Beales; Os- wald Wallace Coddington. The parts of "Arthur and the mystery woman have not yet been assigned. Miss Jessica Weaver is directing the play. BERTH ANNOUNCEMENT A daughter was born Tuesday in the Hanover general hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Higinbotham, Lin- colnway West, New Oxford. Mrs. Higinbotham before marriage was Miss Marguerite Sheets, New Ox- ford. WPA EXHIBIT OPEN 3 DAYS Models Show Results of Work On Projects Under Fed- eral Supervision. Finishing touches were being placed on the WPA exhibit in the Hotel Gettysburg annex, Carlisle street, this afternoon in preparation for the opening of the display Thursday evening at o'clock. The display room will be open from to 9 o'clock Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Each evening at 7 o'clock and again at 9 o'clock programs of orchestra, hill billy and vocal music will be presented by WPA music project pupils from Adams county. Models of wood and plaster of Paris show "before and after" views of scenes of WPA activity on high- ways, borough streets, bridges, air- ports and sewage plants and other public works. Other models demon- strate federal work in, work camps where the men built roads, bridges, forest trails, dams and improved streams. Booths show the work of the grave registration project in Adams coun- ty, the work of the NYA in game feeding and preservation, recre- ational projects, nursery schools and flood emergency work. Model com- munities are shown with music and drama centers. Products of projects in arts and crafts are shown as well as needlework and sewing. A first aid station is to be main- tained as a part of the exhibit. Project heads and their assistants were trained In first aid by Red Cross instructors last summer. THROWN IN CREEK Harry Patterson Brings Charcfes Against Geo. Sell; Held for Grand Jury. George Sell, 30, Hamiltonban township, was arrested Tuesday evening by Deputy Sheriff Daniel J. Wolff on a charge of aggravated assault and battery laid before Jus- tice of the Peace John C. Shealer by Harry Patterson, also of Ham- iltonban township. Patterson charges that several months ago Sell seized his seven- year-old son and threw him into a stream at a point where the water was about seven feet deep. The boy narrowly escaped with his life, Pat- terson alleges. The warrant had been Issued some time ago but officers had been unable to locate Sell. The defendant posted bail and was released for his appearance before the November grand jury. He waived a preliminary hearing before Justice Shealer. COUNCIL ELECTS DANIEL J, WOLFF POLICEMAN HERE 6. Guise Also Named High Constable at A Special DEATH CAUSED TWO VACANCIES TWO CHARGES FOLLOW CRASH Police Say Ernest Wilkinson Failed to Yield Highway And Had No License. Ernest; Wilkinson, Orrtanna R. 2 has been charged with failing to yield half the highway to oncoming traffic and with driving without an operator's license by Corporal J. G Warren, who investigated an acci- dent in which Wilkinson's car fig- ured near Zora, Sunday evening. The charges have been laid before Jus- tice of the Peace George W. Naugle, Orrtanna. At the time of the crash of the Wilkinson car with a machine driven by Mrs. J. Earl Elder, Pittsburgh, the patrolman was told that Wilkin- son had fled from the scene on foot, leaving his wrecked car behind. Oc- cupants of the Elder car learned from Louis Metz, Hamiltonban township, a passenger in Wilkinson's car, the identity of the man who had left the scene. The officers located Wilkinson later and found that he had no driver's license. POLITICS THEME Members of Local Club to Hear Discussions on Demo- cratic, Republican Parties. The Business and Professional Women's club will hold a political meeting at the Y. W. C. A. on Thursday evening. Miss Elizabeth Woods, chairman of the public affairs committee, will preside. Starting promptly at eight o'clock, Miss Edna Eicholtz will discuss the democratic candidates and plat- form. At eight-thirty o'clock Mrs. Quincey W. Hershey, York Springs, will present the republican side. Hostesses for the meeting will be Mrs. Donald Scott, Mrs. Harold Cromwell and Mrs. Ray Kitzmiller. AH local women arc invited to at- tend. Following this meeting the cabi- net of the club will convene to dis- cuss several matters of importance. A position on the borough police force and the post of high con- stable, both made vacant by the death last Thursday of George B. Aughinbaugh, were filled Tuesday evening at a special meeting of the town council. Daniel J. Wolff, since January a deputy sheriff under B. W. Spence, was elected to the vacancy on the borough police force. The otheR applicants Special Police Officer Glenn Guise and Constable Horace L. Bender, a former town councilman. After the election of the police- man, council named Glenn Guise, Fourth street, as high constable of the borough. He had applied for either position. Rufus B. Weaver, a former deputy sheriff was the only other applicant for high con- stable. Neither election was unani- mous but in both instances council followed the recommendations of the safety committee, which had considered the matter at a special meeting Monday evening. Application Presented With seven of the nine members of council in attendance, President C. W. Epley called the meeting to order shortly after o'clock and asked Secretary Ross R. Myers to read applications for the position on the police force. The secretary read first an application from Horace L. Bender. Attached to the application was a list of 52 signa- tures of Gettysburg businessmen who endorsed Bender's candidacy. An application was read next from Wolff and then Burgess Wilbur J. Stallsmfth presented the name of- Glenn Guise at the request of the candidate, he said. President Epley asked J. Price Oyler, chairman of the safety com- mittee for his committee's recom- mendations and a resolution was read naming Wolff as policeman. On a viva-voce vote (oral vote) there was a division and a roll call vote was taken resulting in the adoption of the resolution by a vote of five to two. A similar proce- dure was followed in the election of a high constable except that on the viva-voce vote there was only one dissenting vote and President Epley declared the resolution adopted without a roll call. Shifts Are Discussed Councilmen said they will ask Wolff to resign his position as dep- uty sheriff before becoming police- man. He is to begin his duties at 8 o'clock this evening. His election is for Aughinbaugh's unexplred about 14 months. Guise was elected high constable for the unexpired term of Aughin- baugh, who began serving a four- year term in January. Some discussion arose as to which of the old M. Spence or Charles W. Gulp, should be assigned to the shift from 4 a. m. to noon. Burgess Stallsraith said he would consider the matter. (Continued on Pace Birthday Greetings Today William Gilbert, Jr., Hanover street. Glenn Hankey, Baltimore street. Lester L. Klingel, New Oxford. Edna Thomas, Gettysburg R. D. Martha McCleaf, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. K. McCleaf, Gulden's Station- Ruth Beam, Table Rock. Janice Deardorff, Arendtsville, 12. Charles F. McBeth, Biglerville R. 1. Mrs. Mary Sharrah, McKnights- town. Mrs. John Sease, East Water street. Mildred Watson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Watson, Hunters- town. Wilbur Redding, West High street- Miss Aurella Codori, Baltimore street. Miss Mary Prete, Buford avenue. Charles W. Biesecker, Orrtanna, 70. Ida May Alexander, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Alexander. Water street, 13. Shirley Chronister, Buford nue, 12. Prances Ann Jacobs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William P. Jvoota, But Middle street, I, SPAPESJ ;