Gettysburg Times, January 22, 1948

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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - January 22, 1948, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania U.S. Says Reds Asked To Join Axis In 1940; Price Too High By JOHN M. H1GHTOWER Washington, Jan. tt (f> The United States uncorked, a major propaganda blow, against Russia to- day by officially revealing a Soviet offer iu 1940 to join the German- Itallan-Japanese Axis at a price Adolf Hitler refused to pay. Already the government's Infor- mation mouthpiece to the world, the "Voice of America" shortwave radio, is pouring into Russia and the rest of Europe the factual story told in a fat volume of long-secret German foreign office records suddenly pub- lished by the State Department. Have Secret The book's 362 pages disclose the minutest details of the two-year Moscow-Berlin honeymoon which began when the men who now rule Russia negotiated a non-aggression pact with Hitler and which ended with Hitler's treacherous attack on the Soviet Union June 22, 1941. It gives the word-by-word deals which led to. the 1939 friendship treaty as well as the texts of the then top secret additions under which Germany and the Soviet Un- ion carved Poland and northeastern Europe into spheres of influence or outright control. 'And it tells how Premier Stalin demanded, without even getting an answer, a free hand in Finland, a military base near the Dardanelles a.nd a dominant voice in the oil-rich Middle East in return for a four- power axis. The State department.voluiue was published last night months of discussion among top officials here as to what disposition should be made of the documents which were captured by American forces when Berlin fell and which Russia fought successfully exclude from the Nuernberg war crimes trial. Selective Publication Originally, it was announced that these and a great mass of other captured records would be published by common agreement among the Britain-and France in a series of books giving a total picture of Hitler's international in- trigues. But this plan was changed drastically and swiftly to provide for selective publication, of the papers bearing on German-Russian rela- tions alone. State department officials now give the formal explanation that they changed signals after being pressed with demands from both scholars 'and correspondents for" the documents. They also say that much (if the information was gradually leaking out anyway. Among informed authorities, how- t-ver, there is no doubt that the per- sonal decision of Secretary of State Marshall for publication now was made in the light of the intensified propaganda campaign which the So- viet Union has been waging against the United States. These authorities consider it be- question tha.t the documents would not have been released, so long as they had any application to f-urrent international politics, in an era of good feeling between America and Russia. Congratulated Hitler The high point of Russo-Gennan (Continued on Pate 5) GETTYSBURG TIMES Our Public Good Our Aim ESTABLISHED 1902 With Honor To Ourselves And Profit To Our Patrons Good Evening If there is anyone we can't stand. It Is the person who while ire are Interrupting, VoL 46, No. 20 Read by Newly Everybody in County GETTYSBURG, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 22, 1948 Leased Wire Member of The Associated Press PRICE THREE CENTS 13 CASES FOR GRAND JURY; INDICT SITES ARCTIC WAVE TO HIT PENNA, (By The Associated Prtsi) Pennsylvania faced another gloomy day today In the state's sever- est winer in four decades with snow ranging up to three inches pelting most sections of the state. The weatherman, harrassed by an endless series of telephoned requests, said cheerfully that the snow won't amount to much today and that by noon, the white fall would give way to damp, cloudy skies. Meanwhile the state remained coated in white. At Mt. Pocono, ten inches of snow covered the ground. There -were six inches at Wilkes- Barre, three at Harrisburg, two at Pittsburgh and onji-to three in the Philadelphia region. The noon forecast said a new Arc- tic wave is sweeping Into the state. Overnight temperatures in eastern Pennsylvania were forecast at 10 above, with zero in the welt. "Snow showers" were .predicted for the state tonight and tomorrow. Temperatures in eastern Penn- sylvania climbed to 34 by noon today but the weatherman said there was little prospect of melting the snow. The eovnty fraud Jury thfc afternoon inikted William Williams, Gettysburg, on chafes of pointing a deadly weapon and aggravated aasMlt and tottery. On the third count against him, await with intent to maim, the grand jury foud K "not a true bill." The Adams county grand jury, with 13 cases scheduled for its con- sideration, turned out one true bill tills morning and carried its investi- gation into the second case before it over the noon hour. Alfred Sites, South Mountain, was Indicted this morning "ornrserious i charge with two counts. i The jury then took up the charge j of assault with intent to malm j brought against William Williams, Gettysburg, by Borough Officer Kenneth Tawney. Robert F. Fair, York Springs R. D., was named foreman of the jury i made up of 14 men women. One member, Martin H. Hemler, McSherrystown, died since his ap- to the grand jury. j Members include: William Cham- I bers, Hanover R. D.; Edna M. Coble, i Aspers; George L. Culp, Bigierville R. D. Robert F. Fair, York Springs R. D.; Frank X. Graft. New Ox- ford R. 1; Natalie Greenholtz, Han- over R. 4; Mrs. Ruth Hartman, Bigierville, R. 2; Paul Hlldebrick, Littles town R. 2; Cftarles C. Holla- i baueh, York Springs R. D.; Pauline C. King, York Springs R. D.; Armor C. Leatherman, Gettysburg R. 1; j H. W. Lightner, Pah-field; Mrs. Lo- retta Lucabauglu East Berlin: Ed- ward MoCleaf, Sr., Gettysburg R. 5; M. O. Murtorff, Idaville; Clarence H. Mvers. Gettysburg R. 1: Geral- dlne Myers, Hanover R. 4; Mrs. Ro- Biaine Oyler, Gettysburg; Mrs. Alice Paddock, Gettysburg R. 2; Miss .Doris Smith, McSherrystcjwn; Charles Starner, Blglerville R. 2; Mark D. Stock. New Oxford R. 2 and LeO Todt, Hanover R. 5. Clerk of Courts Mrs. Emma E. Sheffer, announced Uiat five addi- tional defendants have pleaded to charges brought against them. Raymond Mummert, Seven Val- leys, has p_leaded_ nolle cohtendere to three charges of fraudulent con- version while pleas of guilty have been entered by William R. Harmon, Gardners R. 1, on a charge of drunken driving; Dan Martz, Get- tysburg R. 3, hit and run; Raymond Plank, Gettysburg R. 3, failure to i reveal identity, and Clifford Chap- man, Orrtanna R. D., malicious mis- i chief and aggravated assault and battery. i Previously four other defendants in cases scheduled for this term of court had pleaded guilty. j Only one civil case will in all probability be heard during this i term of court, Prothonotary Arthur I H. Shields said, with the bill for in- i junction brought by Jules L. Smith, McSherrystown against Nathaniel C. and Mary A. Miller, New Oxford, 1 not to be tried this week'. The other civil case, an action in trespass 1 brought by Ellen R. Sell against E. W. M. Hartman, West Middle street, is scheduled for trial Jan- uary 27. Two Couples Are Licenced To Wed Marriage licenses were issued at the court house this morning to the following couptes: Robert E. Markle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oswald L. Markle. Han- over, and Madeleine B. Braduer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett K. Bradner, Hanover R. 4. Paul Walter Cluck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Cluck, Gettysburg R. 2, and Annetta Irene daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel U. Shull, Gettysburg R. 1. LISTS 6 POINTS TO BOOST FARM "MANAGEMENT11 Listing six points of better farm i management by which farmers may be better able to meet a price re- cession should it occur, JEarl Moffitt, professor of farm management at Pennsylvania State college told members of the Adams County i Bankers association Wednesday.eve- ning at their January dinner meet- ing at the Battlefield hotel, that suc- cessful farming is-composed of 95 per cent "head work." "It is good business management to think, not only of Ihe coming year, but of the Prof. Mof- fitt said. Quoting from the report of the Outlook conference held in Washington in October, the speaker declared that he felt which forecast that a significant business decline In 1948 was'improb- able, was too optimistic. "I have warned farmers that things can change, and sometimes fiiey change he said. "Prices cannot stay where they are. I have asked farmers to be prepared so that they may compete with others at lower prices." Lists Six Points His six points on good farm man- agement were listed as follows: "Make an effort to produce the maximum of everything that the fanner raises, by using better meth- ods, most. of which do not cost the farmer a cent. "Clean up debts and get them on a safe basis. He declared that no farm should be mortgaged for more than SO per cent of its normal, not Its Inflated value. Clean up short term credits. "Watch cash expenditures, spend wisely and don't let a dollar get away that you don't know where it is going and how soon it is coming back. "Build up cash reserves, and have ready cash when the time comes to make farm improvements or keep up farm maintenance. "Stay away from speculation. (Continued on page 3) FIREMEN PLAN BAZAAR The Fairfleld Community Fire company has announced it will hold its mid-winter baaaar February 28, 27 and 28. Details are to be made known later. FRACTURES WRIST Warren Eugene Bents, .14, Taney- town R. D.; was treated at the War- ner hospital for a fracture of right'wrist received In a fall when he fell while sliding on let this morning. Forecast .Snow Hurries and tonight, windy ane% snow flurries Friday night. with Frtiay Dr. Smoke Speaks To Seminary Wives Dr. Kenneth Smoke, professor of psychology at Gettysburg college, spoke to members of the Seminary Wives' club Wednesday evening at the home of Mrs. Howard McCarney, North Washington street. His topic was "The Child in the Minister's Family" with brief reference to the history of child psychology studies and the patterns of behavior in childhood. Three members were wel- comed to the first meeting of 1948. They were Mrs. Gilbert Preiss, Mrs. James Singer and Mrs, Kenneth Zimmerman. Ralph D. Helm of the semi- nary faculty will speak to the group on February 3 at the home of Mrs. Garnet Zimmerman, 153 Seminary avenue. Dr. Helm's subject will deal with "The Organization of a Work- ing Sunday School" and he will show lantern si HOSPITAL REPORT Admissions to the Warner hospital include Mrs. Richard Miller, Blgler- ville; Eli Dutterer, Westminster; Mrs. Robert Troxell, Steinwehr ave- nue; Mrs. Richard Myers, West- minster; Mrs. Lawrence Heltzel, Gettysburg R. 3; Mrs. Paul Reedy, 11 Baltimore street, and Mrs. Row- am Myers, Littlestown. Those dis- charged were Mrs. Fred Green, Get tysburg R. 1; Mrs. John Lawrence infant son. Merle Harvey, Get- tysburg R. 3; George Lawrence, Gettysburg R. 1; Mrs. Frank Houck, Keymar, Md, and Elisabeth Cox, 327 Carlisle street. Tht brwMlmi arrived, A, Md C Girtte SnOw. tartar Mta M TM Jwr 11 OUTLINE PLANS FOR 4TH ANNUAL CAREER SESSION Plans for the Fourth Annual Career Conference sponsored by the Adams County School Administra-' tors' association were outlined Wed- nesday' evening at a meeting of the committee in charge hi connection with the regular session of the Adams county schoolmen's associa- tion, at Gettysburg college. Dean Dorothy _ Gregg Lee is chairman of the 'committee which includes C. R. Wolfe. C. P. Reefer, Dr. L. C. Keefauver, C. I. Raffens- perger, Lloyd Stavely, Elmer Gruver, Ivan K. Mechtly, Dr. Frank Kramer, Maurice Bower, and Gerald Wertz, whp represents the Hanover schools. Forms were distributed for Jun-. ior and Senior high school students to express their first and second choice of a future vocation and the forms will be returned to Miss Lee and the committee will arrange con- ferences on the vocations of the students' choice. Conference March 19 The conference will be held at Gettysburg college March 19 from 1 until 3 o'clock in the afternoon. Forty-nine vocational subjects are (Continued on pare 3) REV, R, F, WIEDER GETS NEW POST The Rev. Raymond F. Wieder, 162 East Middle street, has been named associate director of Overseas Re- lief for the Pennsylvania Council of Churches, it was announced today. He begins his new duties im- CONGREGATION GETS REPORTS, HOLDS ELECTION Six members were elected to the church council and reports for the year were presented at the annual congregational meeting of College Lutheran church Wednesday eve- ning. Two hundred ten persons at- tended the dinner held in connection with the meeting. The pastor, the Rev. Dr. Dwight F. Putmari, presented his eighteenth annual report showing 28 members added during the last year bringing the current membership to 371. A total of 265 members attended at least one communion service dur ing, 1947. Dr. Frederick Tilberg, treasurer for the current fund, and William Phelps, benevolence treasurer, gave their reports. Income last year for cm-rent expenses amounted to 828 and for benevolences, the reports showed. Dean W. E. Tilberg. superintend- ent, gave the report for the Sunday school and Mrs. R. S. Saby spoke for the Women's Missionary society. The Women's Service Guild report was given by the .president, Mrs. A. Harrison Barr. Franklin Coffelt re- ported for the men's organization of the church. The following were elected to membership on the Church Council: Charles Smith, Dr. R. D. Helm, Mark K. Eckert, William Phelps, Robert Weaner and Franklin Cof- felt. The meal was served by the Wom- en's Service Guild. Fairfield Lions To Aid School Program The Fairfield Lions club greeted eight new members at a dinner ses- sion Tuesday evening at the Battlefield hotei aucf voted to help pay doctors' expenses for the diph- theria and lockjaw program in the Fairfield borough, Hamiltonban consolidated and Lib- erty Hall schools. President Robert Kleppinger pre- sided at the meeting with 27 mem- bers present. The new members are Glenn Sanders, Kenneth Sanders, Rev. G. S. Stoneback, Mark Eckert, Jack Sease, William.Miller, Kenneth Chard and Warren Dtinley, SPORTSMEN TO HOLD SHOOTING MATCH FEB. 1ST The Gettysburg Sportsmen's As- sociation, meeting Wednesday eve- ning in its new home, the former Rod and Gun. club building along Wainwright avenue, completed plans i for its first shooting match and add- ed the first Amendment to its consti- tution. The Amendment, adopted unani- mously, prohibits the use of alcoholic beverages on the premises, the bringing of such beverages to the place, and possessing such beverages in the club house or on-the club property. February 21 at o'clock was set as the time for the first public shooting match. A committee com- prising Raymond Singley, chairman; C. Arthur Brame, Jr. Donald Staub, Robert T. Mehring and Richard Cole was appointed to complete plans for j the match, arrange for targets and prizes and carry out other activities j in connection with the affair. Admit 11 Mtembers New windows have been installed j -in building which has been purchased by the association as its headquart- ers. Tarpaper for the roof has been purchased and application has been made for installation of electricity in the building. The 50-foot long, 16- foot wide building is divided into two rooms. At present the associa- tion is using only one room pending completion of repairs to the struc- ture. Eleven new members were taken into the organization. They include: C. Arthur Brame. Jr.. Kenneth Knox, Edgar J. Leech, Charles R. Culp, John Fox. Raymond Menges, Grover W. Ridler, Eugene R. Clap- i saddle, Bernard F. Linn, Raymond J Singley and Robert T. Mehring. So j far 45 have signed for membership in the association: Richard Cole was named chair- man of the refreshment committee for the next meeting, to be held February 18 at 8 o'clock at the club house. The is to be open every Sunday for those who may wish to visit there, it was announced. C.C.CULPIS CHAIRMAN OF SSSA BOARD C. C. Gulp, York street, serving his 21st consecutive term as superin- tendent of the St. James Lutheran church Sunday School, was unani- mously elected chairman of the board of directors of the state Sab- bath School Association, of Penn- sylvania, at a board meeting in the Penn-Harris hotel, Harrisburg, this morning. Mr. Gulp was the choice of the nominating committee comprising VFW Auxiliary Initiates Three Three new members were initiated into the Auxiliary of the local Vet- erans of Foreign Wars post at a meeting Wednesday evening at the post home on Carlisle street. They were: Mrs. Pearl Wiser, Miss Kath- erine Smith and Mrs. Eleanor Fox. The national VFW auxiliary has presented Princess Elizabeth and Lord Mountbatten with a sterling silver tray as a wedding gift, 'it was announced. A donation to the YWCA was voted. Twenty members attended the meeting. The president, Miss Genevieve Rose, presided. C. C. CULP Dr. A. Monroe Hall, Wiilianisport, chairman, Henry C. Cole. Pittsburgh and Harry Kuch, Philadelphia. The directors accepted the nominating committee's selection and elected Mr. Culp without a dissenting vote. The new chairman will succeed John D. Duff, of Pittsburgh, who has been elevated to the presidency REV. R. F. WIEDER mediately with offices at Third and Alley streets, Harrisburg. He plans to commute daily. Overseas Relief is the organiza- tion of the state Council of Churches and state Council of Christian Edu- cation which 'does the work of Church World Service In the state. Church 'World Service and Lu- theran World Relief combined to form a new program called Chris- tian Rural Oveneas Program pace 21 BENEFIT CARD PARTY A public card party for the benefit of the Conewago VFW post of Arcndtovtlle will toe held Friday eve- ning at 8 o'clock in the Arendtevllle school auditorium. Approximately 90 prises, donated by, merchants of the community, will be awarded. Re- freshments win be sold. OOATS is. Vbfteto tt to Til Elected In 1933 Elected to the board ay a vice president in 1933 when the Sabbath School convention was held in Get- tysburg, Mr. Culp served continous- ly for fitteen years. At the Scranton convention last year Mr. Culp was elected a director instead of a vice- president. The State Association controls the work of Sunday schools in the 67 counties of the state with a com- bined membership of 1.854.933. In addition to his many activities in the Lutheran church Mr. Gulp is vice president and secretary of the Reaser Furniture company, secre- tary of the Gettysburg Panel Com- pany and the Gettysburg Chan- Company and assistant secretary of the Gettysburg Furniture company. He is also office manager and pur- chasing agent for the above com- panies. A charter member of the local American Legion post Mr. Culp served almost two years in the Army Air Corps in the first world war Mrs. S. E. Waddell Buried Wednesday Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah E. Waddell, 72, wife of Charles A. Waddell. West High street, who died Sunday after an illness of 22 months, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bender funeral home with the Rev. Floyd A. Car- roll officiating. Interme.nt was in Evergreen cemetery. Pallbearers were Vernon Franklin, Harvey Daywalt, Arthur Kelly, Jes- se Scott, William Abell, and Charles Reaver. LICENSED TO WED Earl Robert Keefer and Mary San- ders McGonigal, both of Littlestown, have secured a marriage license in Frederick. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miller, lerville, announce the birth of a son at the Warner hospital this morning. A daughter was born this morning, at the hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Rob- ert Troxell, Steinwehr avenue. Daughters were born at the hos- pital Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Reedy, 11 Baltimore street, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Myers, Lit- tlestown. Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Miller, Mechanicsburg, announce the birth of a daughter last Tuesday at the Seidle Memorial hospital, Mechanics- burg. Mr. Miller is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Miller, 143 East Water street. MINISTERIUM OPPOSES UMT; CITE REASONS The Gettysburg itinisterium has gone on record unanimously oppos- ing universal military training. The decision was reached at a meeting of the group Sunday eve- ning, it was reported today. Five reasons were listed by the ministers as the basis for their opposition to such training. They include: "The militarization of the think- ing of our youth which would re- sult, and the accompanying expan- sion of the military system into the total life of the nation would great- ly jeopardize our democratic way of life. Tliis consequent danger b comes the more evident in view of the present demonstration of the military in propagandizing the country for UMT, and also in con- sideration of the assumption already by the military of top positions in government and diplomatic posts, and of key places in our national life. "Horse-Biifgy Policy" "Second. Because, in the words of a widely recognized'military analyst, .who represents a section of the mili- tary personnel itself which is op- posed to this policy, tinivcrsal mili- tary training "'is a horse-and-buggy military policy in an atomic and missile age.' Technological develop- ments have so revolutionized the methods and machines and strate- gies of modern warfare that any major reliance upon the training of mass armies for future wars would find us standing helpless'toe- hind an outmoded and useless Mag- inot Line. "Third. The adoption of this pol- (Continued on page 5) REVIVES TALK OF CHANGES ON ROUTE 30 WEST The possibility that the state may soon "begin to think about" re- construction of the Lincoln highway west of town was raised Wednes- day afternoon by C. F. Forbes, dis- trict engineer of the state Depart- ment of Highways, in a meeting with the Adams county commis- sioners. Discussing possible changes on the proposed re-building of the road to Table Rock from its intersection with the Hunterstown-Mumraas- burg road, Forbes and the commis- sioners began a discussion of the proposed in 1942 to reconstruct Route 30 west of here which were abandoned because of the war. "We would like to get at Forbes admitted. In 1942 the com- missioners signeu an agreement with the state to pay damages in connection with the proposed re- construction. The contract estima- ted damages of for a por- tion of that reconstruction. Urge Road Change In connection with the proposed hard surfacing of the present dirt road to Table Rock, Forbes told the commissioners that the state was agreeable to certain changes pro- posed by the commissioners to save damages, but added that he would have to obtain federal approval of the changes before they could be The proposed "new hard road will extend feet to Table Rock. Principal change suggested by the commissioners was the moving of the road eight feet to the east as (Continued qn page 5) Littlestown 400 ATTEND 4TH SERVICE Here And There News Collected At Random LEAVE FOR FLORIDA Mr. and Mrs. John D. Llppy, Sr., Chambersburg street, left this morning for St. Petersburg. Florida, where they, plan to spend several months. They are making the trip by motor. New Hats Will Resemble Pancake, Subdued Mushroom Paris, Jan. ZZ Women's hats are going to have the new look too something like pancake or a sub- dued mushroom. The new models, French design- ers say, are intended to go with the longer dresses now being worn. They aim will necessitate new hair-do upsweep and bangs. The year's first new collection of spring hats was shown last night by Gilbert Orcel, one of this fash- ion capital's leading millinery de- signers. The preferred shape was pancake, which in some models was puffed up UUto so. that It re- sembtod a somewhat tired toad- stool. Cloche and toque shapes also were featured. An Imprastve number of Amer- ican ftoywB at ttw showing said they mm delighted which may moan that the MW hate wm swvtp took to v >'..a-r new hair-do will have to be an in- tegral part of this hat revolution. The back-of-the-head hat appears to be a thing of the past. Models in the new collection either were tilted jauntily to the front and side or set soberly, smack on top of the head. All are secured by rope-thick velvet rouleu. Rough chip or Milan straw was mainly used but rich satin or faille alao were employed for both the cloche and toque shapes. These often looked like miniature cushions, so high were they piled with mous- sellne or tulle. Many giant pancake models resembled Chinese coolie hate. Flowers were popular on the new models. foiling to treated in a new way. It btltoWB away from the face, but of hanging It to to filvrt band at tin neck, tt immbln nothing quite so much Newspapers across the coun- try report that Lincoln's Get- tysburg Address is attracting more attention than any other historic document on the Free- dom Train. This is not surpris- ing. There arc few people who have not at least heard the famous speech recited or read" it. It is the m'ost widely quoted and frequently mentioned of all the precious pieces In the world. Below is a partial list of the papers on display on The Train which is carrying these docu- -ments to almosi-every state in the Union. It Is hoped that The Train will visit Gettysburg some time this year. If it does here are some of the documents you will want to see: THE BEGINNINGS 1493 Letter by Christopher Colum- bus on the Discovery of America. 1215 Thirteenth Century Manu- script of Magna Carta. STIRRINGS OF FREEDOM IN COLONIAL AMERICA 1622 The Mayflower Compact 1701 Pennsylvania Charter of Priv- ileges of 1701. THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE 1765 Declaration of the Nine Col- onies. 1774 Thomas Jefferson's Statement on Rights of Colonists. 1676 Declaration of the People Against Governor Berkeley. 1776 Letter of Caesar Rodney Dat- ed July 4, 1776, Describing the Vot- ing of Independence. 1774 Manuscript Essay of James Iredell Seating the Rights of the Colonists. 1776 Jefferson's Rough Draft of the Declaration of Independence. 1777 Original Litter of Benjamin Franklin and Silas Oeane Transmit- ting Certified Copies of the Decla- ration of Independence and the Ar- of Confederation to the King ofPruMla. a d. Contemporary Manuscript Tim ON WEDNESDAY The fourth of the Preaching Mis- sion services was conducted Wednes- day evening in St. Pa id's Lutheran church, Littlestown, with thr Rev. John C. Brumba-ch, pastor of Christ Reformed church, presiding. George W. Berwuger, an elder in Christ Re- formed church, wa-s the lay assist- ant who led the congregation in reading responsively Psalm 24. The Scripture was Acts after which the evening prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Brumbach. During the offering, Mrs. Paul For- sythe, a member of Christ Reformed choir, sang a soprano solo, "The Lost accompanied by Roy Hoover, church organist. St. Paul's choir led the sing- ing. The bays' and girls' basketball teams of the Littlestown high school attended this service in a body. Dr. Stajnm Preaches The sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Frederick Keller Stamm. pastor of the First Congregational church, Chicago, 111. vho used as his theme, "At Midnight A Song" based on Acts Dr. Stamm said: "The most wonderful result that ever followed frTP a song is told in the early records of The church. It was the occasion of Paul and Silas singing in jail, 'At mid- night Paul and Silas sang prafces unto God. And the prison doors were opened and the prisoners' bonds were loosed.' "It was a song of courage. A per- son ca.n get into the doldrums in spite of Christianity or because ot it. Elijah sat under a juniper tree and said, 'I, I only am left.' It was a song of courage in the face of tremendous odds." Continuing he said, "It was, like- wise, a song of faith. Tt is a good thing to bolster up a person's cour- age, but you don't ha-vc a gospel until you can assure people that God is in the storms of life. That's the difference between being a Stoic and a Christian." Set Attendance Record "It was also a song of love. Paul and Silas were telling the prisoners Tn TIMES SCRIBE ADDRESSES NEW OXFORD PUPILS "The Biblical injunction to 'Get understanding' ap- plies particularly to the reading of a G. Henry Roth, of the news staff of The Gettysburg Times, told-members of the -New Oxford Junior-Senior high school Wednes- day afternoon In a talk given at an assembly there. "The events recorded daily in the newspaper are all relative, and all related. The stories printed daily tell what occurred on that particu- lar day. They should be read with a thorough knowledga of what went (Continued on page 3) BULLETINS Washington, Jan. 22 dent Truman said today he is not at all'in accord with former President Herbert Hoover's views that Euro- pean recovery commitments should be limited to 15 months and cut be- low That is about all he would say when reporters sought comment at a news conference on the recom- mendations Hoover made yesterday to the Senate Foreign Relations committee. MHIIticrr reduced to MM group of Armim to M.OO nek HM Smut Cwlbto Athens, Jan. 22 reported today a "general offensive" was underway in northern Greece against guerrilla forces. Elements of six Greek divisions were said to be attacking. The dispatches were cred- ited to military commanders in the field, but there was no immediate official confirmation. Jerusalem, Jan. 22 Jewish militia, said it attacked the Arab village of Yazur and .kilted Arabs today after seven Jewish set- tlement police were slain at a road- block at the edge of town. Yazur is about five miles south of Tel Avtv on, the main road to Jeru- salem Officials confirmed the Ha- gana report that seven Jewish set- tlement police were shot or stabbed to death and said four others were wounded there. They reported only three of the Arab attackers killed. BANKERS TO DINE The staff and employes, officials of the shareholders' meeting and at- torneys of the Gettysburg National bank, will hold a dinner at Trinity Evangelical Reformed church at 5 o'clock this evening. Members of the Trinity Circle of the church will serve the meal. ESTATE BOND FILED An administration bond in the estate of Harry Nevin Trostel, late of Arendtsville, have been filed with the county register and recorder by the administrator, a son of the de- ceased, Harold B. Trostel, Cham- bersburg. The estate is estimated at ELKS' OYSTER FEED The Gettysburg Jodge of Elks will hold an oyster feed for members only Friday evening. Oysters will be served an with MTYtnf start- Ing o'ctocJu i NEWSPAPER ;