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   Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - March 24, 1954, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania                                WEATHER FORECAST Mostly cloudy tonight, low 32-3S. THursday cloudy with moderate temperatures and rain by afternoon. THE GETTYSBURG TIMES Truth Our Public Good Our Aim ESTABLISHED 1902 With Honor To Ourselves And Profit To Our Patrons GOOD EVENING Some men are wiM and otherwise. Vol. 52, No. 71 Adams County's Only Daily Newspaper GETTYSBURG. PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 24, 1954 Leased Wire Member of The Associated Luther I. "Junie" Sachs, Jr. Elected Recreation Manager- Will Serve Until September 1 Directors of the Gettysburg Rec- reation Association Tuesday night appointed Luther I. "Junie" Sachs Jr., 27-year-old local high school teacher, as Gettysburg recreation manager from April 1 to September 1. The appointment was made at a special meeting of the recreation board in the Engine House less than two weeks after Ira R. Kerr, former recreation director, announced his resignation to accept a public rela- tions position at the Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle. The board agreed to engage Sachs on a part-time basis from April 1 to July 1. At that time, the Gettys- burg High School graduate and Navy veteran will take over as a full-time recreation manager. Coaches Sports- Sachs said that a full-time posi- tion as recreation director will con- flict vith his fall and winter school obligations. He Is a junior high school football and basketball coach and teaches math, health, and physical education at the high school. The board voted to engage John Homer, school janitor, to clean the high school gymnasium after week- end dances, and gave the Gettysburg Fire Company permission to proceed with its plans to "gradually" im- prove the athletic house on Rec- reation Field. Donald W. McSherry, first assist- ant fire chief, said that a new roof and shingles siding will be-among the first renovations to the building, called by both fire company and recreation officials as an "eye-sore." LUTHER L SACHS JR. COMMISSIONERS ASKING BIDS ON HEATING-PUNT Bids for construction of the new boiler house and central heating plant at the county home will be opened by the County Commission- ers about the middle of April, the commissioners decided at their meeting this morning. The date will be decided laler today following study of the statutes pertaining to advertising for bids. The first advertisements will be published this week- Construction of the 23x25-foot concrete block and brick central boiler -fcouse at the county home and the installation of the re- quired changes in the heating sys- tems of the buildings will be com- pleted "long before Alfred Hamme, York, architect for the commissioners, told them this morn- ing. To Replace Furnaces, Stoves The central oil-burning-'boiler will provide heat for all Of the struc- tures at the county home, will pro- vide hot water for all buildings and be set up to also supply the new laundry and slaughter house that are on future-plans for development of the home. The laundry probably will be built in another year, with the commissioners planning to de- velop year by year according to a plan approved some months ago in order that the work may progress without putting the county into debt by making all of the changes at one time. In all but one of-the buildings the heat from the central heating plant will simply replace the present furnaces, with other installations, radiators, pipes, etc.. used as before. In the men's building where a hot air "pipeless" furnace provides the heat, the entire system will be changed with_baseboard radiation used. The new system will replace an of tfie furnaces, some of them 47 years old, now in use at the county home. The commissioners said the present old furnaces are "just about worn out." Also replaced will be (Continued on Pace 2) MISS ANN FABER NAMED HEAD OF LOCAL SORORITY Miss Ann Faber was elected president of the Epsilon Delta Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority evening at a meeting held at the Sorority House, E. High St. Other officers elected Nickey George, vice president; Nita Becker, recording secretary; Stella George, corresponding sec- retary, and Christina Angiorlis, treasurer. The new officers will be installed at a special meetipg of the Sorority early in May. The date will be announced' later. Becker, the Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored an- nually by the Sorority, announced that it will be held Saturday April :17, starting at 2 p.m., on the i Seminary lawn. Monday, April 19 was set as the rain date. Hunt In Groups Following the usual custom the youngsters participating in the egg hunrwfll be divided into three age groups: one to three, four to six and seven to President Marie Kunn announced that the Middle Eastern Area convention will be June 4, 5, 6 at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. Ways and Means Chairman Hel- en Spangler said a food sale will be held by her committee on coin Square Saturday morning April 3. It was announced that the proceeds from the Valentine Dance sponsored by the Epsilon Delta and Xi Alpha Chi chapters of the sorority, has been presented to the Adams County Free Library build- ing fund. The next meeting of the group will be held April 13. SOROPTIMISTS DINE TUESDAY The Soroptunist Club of Gettys- burg held a banquet at the Cash- town Fire Hall Tuesday evening with 65 members and guests at- tending Mrs. D. Fred Slegal acted as toastmistress for the occasion. Entertainment was furnished by a group of young folk, Miss Donna Gilbert of Biglerville, Miss Suetta Martin of Fairfield and Ron- "f Hospital Report Admissions: Mrs. Charles Dutterer, Westminster R. 2; Mrs. Eugene Haas, Arendtsville; Mrs. Allan Law- renee, Emmitsburg; Mrs. Andrew Riley, R 3; Mrs. Grant Cool, R. 1; Murray Beachtel. Littlestown R. 2, and Mrs. J. Roy Haifley, Taney- town. Discharges: Frank Morgret, Han- over; Mabel Scott. 444 Baltimore St.; Mrs. Cloyd Crouse, Littlestown; Charles R. Hockensmith, Taney- town; Mrs. Richard White and in- fant daughter, Fairfield R. 1; Mrs. Elwood Strickhouser and infant son, Taneytown R. 1; Mrs. Harvey Fleming and infant son, Gardners R. 2; Mrs. Merton Grace and infant son, R. 4; Mrs. Richard Nell. Dills- burg, Mrs. Paul Glass. Emmitsburg; Mrs. Jay Swisher and infant daugh- ter, Bjglervide R. 1. [performed several tap and, ballet j dances in costume. Miss Angelyn Slegal, 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Fred Slegal of Mc- Kmghtstown did ballet and tap numbers and Roland Keller, also of McKnightstown, presented trumpet solos. Out-of-town visitors included nine members of the Soroptimist Club of Chambersburg: Marguer- ite Cook, president; Jessie Tosh, vice president; Marion Martin, re- cording secretary; Blanche Fraver, corresponding secretary; Janet Ritter, treasurer: Lulu Carl, Grace Brandon, Nora McGehee and Cath- erine Hull. Prospective new members were also invited to attend as guests. The committee in charge was Miss Alma Cluck, chairman; Mrs. Fred Griest. Mrs. Wilmer Bream and Mrs. Blaine Walter. The dinner was prepared and served by the Loyal Workers- Class and the Youth Society Class of the Mc- Knightstown Reformed Church. LOCAL WEATHER Yesterday's high--------------------54 Last night's low------------------30 Today at 9 a.m.____________43 Today at 1.30 p.m. 5S PSEA BANQUET The annual spring banquet of the Adams County PSEA branch will be held April 28 at pjn. at the Rolling Acres Elementary School at Littlestown, It was decided Monday afternoon at a meeting of the executive council of the county branch. Frank Basenoar was named as general chairman for the ban- quet. President Robert ReindoUar said. New Born Twin Dies Early Today Richard Leslie Slusser, one of the twin sons born to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Slusser. Aspers, at the Slus- ser home late Tuesday afternoon. died at a.m. today at the Warner Hospital. Surviving in addition to the par- ents are the twin brother, a patient at the hospital; maternal grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Mc- Bee, Aspers, and paternal grand- parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Slus- ser. Aspers. Graveside cervices were coo- ducted by the Rev. Or. O. D. Coble at the Mt-. Tabor Cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock. R, R, DELLINGER, 79, NEW OXFORD, EXPIRES TODAY Robert Richard Dellinger, 79, of 111 Lincolnway West. New Oxford, died of bronchial pneumonia morning at o'clock at the home of his son-in-law and daugh- ter, Mr. and Mrs. J. William Mil- ler. He had been in ill health for the past ten years and bedfast since Saturday. Mr.. Dellinger was born in Stroudsburg, Va., and was the son of the late Richard P. and Artie (Cauffman) Dellinger. His wife, Mrs. Alice (Rosenberger) Delling- er, preceded him in death, April, 1933. The deceased was a retired farmer. He moved from New Ches- ter to New Oxford in 1929 and lived with the Millers for the past 18 years. Mr. Dellinger also worked for the state highway department' and for the Colonial Casting Co., New Oxford, for five years. He was a member of St. John's Reformed Church, New Chester, and of the New Oxford Social and Athletic Club. Fnneral On Friday Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Mertie Stock, New Oxford R. 1; Mrs. Olctus M. Millhimes, New Oxford R. 2; Mrs. George M. Deatnck, New Oxford R. 1; Mrs. Andrew A. Lehman, New Oxford R. 2, and Mrs. Miller, with whom he resided. Also surviving are one brother, Arthur Dellrnger, Straus- burg, Va.; 18 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be conduct- ed Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fred F. Feiser Funeral Home, New Oxford. The Rev. Archie Rohrbaugh, pastor of St. Paul's Reformed Church, New Ox- ford, will officiate. Interment win be in the Pines Church Cemetery, New Chester. Friends may call at the Feiser Funeral Home Friday evening after 7 o cluck. PRICE FIVE CENTS Ike And Mamie Aid Red Cross Here THE 19 March 1954 Dear Mr. Meligakes: I have been directed by the President and Mrs Eisenhower to-forward the inclosed Riggs National Bank Check No. 100, dated March 1954, m the amount of One Hundred Dollars as their contribution to the 1954 Red Cross Drive of Adams County. The formal acknowledgment is-stied-nr m i -f _ _. r __ _ _ -J J lit the narae-of Dwight.D. and Mamie D. Eisen- hower should be mailed to me for proper disposition. Sincerely, )BERT' JLt. Colonel, TC Military Aide to the President lad: I- Mr. K, A. The AfhericaTX National Red Cross _ Ac.am.s County Chapter '.PennsyK aaia _A check for 5100 from President and Mrs. Eisenhower for the 1954 fund campaign of the Adams County Chapter of the Red Cross was received Tuesday afternoon from the White House by Campaign X. A. Meligakes. The above letter accompanied the check. The check, signed by Mamie D. Eisenhower, was dated March 19 and was drawn on the Riggs National Bank. It donation made a year ago by the President and his wife to the 1953 fund drive. Chairman Meligakes said this year's donation was unsolicited. In 1953 the from the Eisenhowers launched the Club here that enrolled donors of S10Q to the Red Cross drive and helped pot the campaign over its goal. 2 Daughters, 5 Churches And 7 Friends Share R. P. Funkhouser Estate In Excess Of SHIPPENSBURG ALUMNI ELECT LLOYD HARTMAN Lloyd R. Hsrtman, Liberty St., principal at the Meade School build- ing here, was elected president of the Adams Bounty Chapter of the Shippensburg State Teachers Col- elge Alumni at a banquet meeting Tuesday evening in the Lutheran parish house at Fairfield. Miss Burnele Deardorff, Cash- town, was elected secretary-treasur- pr and it waj; tn an alumni member in each jointure in the county to promote the in- terests of the chapter. Meetings of Shippensburg alumni trill be held in each jointure and will be planned in alphabetical order. j Sixty-five attended Tuesday's af- i fair with George B. Tniskip. super- i vising principal of the Fairfield jointure, presiding. Prexy Speaks Dr. Harry Kriner, president of the college at Shippensburg, spoke on the need for teachers in the years ahead and of Shippensburg's role in the preparation of teachers to full that need. Dr. Earl Wright, dean of instruction, and Prof. George Reisinger, head of the English de- partment at the college, were ban- quet guests. During the banquet Lou Ann Zentz of Fairfield High School en- tertained with piano selections and this' group of students sang with Mrs. Dorothy Barley, music instruc- tor, at the piano: Margaret Johnson, Jean Sites, Mary Louise Kime, Lou Ann Zentz, Nina Shank, Nancy Weikert, Robert Anderson, Richard Bowser, and Rodney Warren. Their The 16-page win of Roy P. Funk- houser, who died suddenly at bis W. Lincoln Ave, home here March 15, was filed at the court house Tues- day afternoon disposing of an es- tate estimated to be worth "in ex- cess of Five churches, members of his faouij and friends in me es- tate through direct bequests or by trust funds established in their be- half. A daughter, Ruth Virginia Mil- lard, and her husband, John L. Mil- lard, are named executors of the will and letters testamentary were grant- ed to them by Register of Wills Har- ry D. Ridmger. The estimate of the estate, at- tached to the application for letters on the estate, values real estate at -and personal selections included "Drink to Me Only -with Thine "I Love a Parade" and "Purple Hills." The banquet served by the Eha M. Glenn BJblt Class of the Lutheran Church Wife Takes Appeal On Sharpe Divorce The divorce granted by the Adams County court to Philip B. Sharpe, Emmitsburg R. D, on January 4 nas been appealed to the state superior court by his wife, Ethel Marie Sharpe, Ostenrille, Mass., according to papers received by the Adams County prothonotary from the prothonotary of the superior court at Harrisburg. The appeal was made Tuesday! by the local law firm of Bulleit and Bulleit for Mrs. Sharpe. The divorce decree granted by the county court was based on cruel and barbarous treatment, indignities to person and desertion. According to the notice from the Superior Court the Adams County prothonotary is to forward papers in the case by March, 1955, when the appeal will be heard. TELLS CLUB OF CHILD WELFARE SERVICES HERE Duties of the Rural Child Wel- fare Association provide foster homes and institutional placement for dependent and neglected Adams County children were outlined by Miss Bettis Livermore, director, at Eddie Forgets Gifts, Cards On Birthday Birthday greetings and gifts helped Eddie Fox celebrate his 18th birthday at his home on the Mt. Carmel Rd., west of Orrtanna, to- day. There were plans for a simple family birthday party this evening. Eddie, who returned last Satur- tiay from a Philadelphia hospital where he ended a 44-month con- valescence after being critically burned in July, 1950, is steadily improving in his use of crutches. He re-learned the skill of walking in the last few months in the hospital. Since his return home he has been kept busy on odd jobs, clock re- pairing, dish drying and other chores about the home. This afternoon he was busy erecting a brightly paint- ed bird house he built in the craft shop at the hospital and brought along home. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Haas, Ar- endteville. announce the birth of a son today at the Warner Hospital. A son was also born today at the hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Riley, R. 3. Mr. and Mrs. Allan Lawrence, Emmitsburg, axe the parents of a daughter born today at the hospital. Born, a daughter, today at the hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dutterer. Westminster R. 2. A daughter was bom Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Grant Cool, R. 1, at the hospital. SPORTSMEN TO MEET Adoption of new by-laws to or- ganize the Gettysburg Sportsmen's Association on a stock basis is to take place at a meeting this eve- ning of present and former mem- bers of the association at the as- sociation building along Wain- wright Ave. The meeting will be held at p.m. STOCKS FALL BACK NEW YORK (Ft Stocks gave ground today in a rather moderate manner with spots of resistance to the decline appearing in scattered areas. Gains and losses with few exceptions were below a point with the emphasis on the losing side of the line. One block and half from Lincoln you'll find the mott Kuhn'c Milliners-! Both at ritht 110 MISS LIVERMORE Tuesday evening's dinner-meeting of the Exchange Club at Bankert's Restaurant. Moss Livermore pointed out that Adams is one of 21 participatig counties in the Pennsylvania De- partment of Welfare's Rural Child (Continued on Pace 2) MRS. BROOKHOUSE BURIED Last rites for Mrs. Anna K. (Kleffman) Brookhouse, wife of Albert L. Brookhouse, Woodsboro, Md., formerly of Littlestown and York, who died on Monday at 6-35 ajn. in the Warner Hospital, Get- tysburg, where she had been a pa- tient for six days, were conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Little Funeral Home, Littles- town. The Rex. Frank E. Reynolds pastor of Redeemer's Evaneglical and Reformed Church. Littlestown, offiicated. Interment was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Littlestown. Serv- ing as pallbearers were Oliver C. Reaver, Samuel A. Harnish, Mervin S. LeGore, Wilbur A. Bankert, Nevaeh A. Crouse and Luther D. Patterson. Ike Says Hydrogen Blast "Astonished Scientists" WASHINGTON Ufi President Eisenhower told his news confer- ence today that something must have happened at the recent hy- drogen explosion in the Pacific which surprised and astonished scientists. A reporter told Eisenhower at his news conference that anti- American newspapers in Japan and elsewhere were making much of the incident in which Japanese fishermen 75 miles away from the Pacific blast March 1 were re- ported to have been possible vic- tims of contamination. Something must have happened, the President commented, that surprised and astonished the scien- Eisenhower said Adm. Lewis Strauss, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, has not yet returned to report on the explosion. But tot President said 1bat from what he has been able to learn thus far the reports of possible in- juries to persons who were ly close to the blast are more serious than the actual results of the explosion on them justified. Twenty-three Japanese fishermen were burned seriously in a shower of nuclear ashes from the blast. They said they were far from the official hazard zone. The Navy reported last night that, in addition, a 4.200-ton tanker had received "a slight and not a dangerous contamination of radio- active fallout." Rep. Holifield (D-Calif) who ob- served the H-blast said the explo- sion was "so far beyond what was predicted that you might say it was out of control." The power of the blast has been estimated as between 600 and 700 times greater than that of the Hiroshima atomic bomb explosion which Mltad persons. MISS SCHARF IS NEW EDITOR OF MAROON-WHITE Miss Elise Scharf today was an- nounced as the new editor of the Maroon and White, Gettysburg High School publication, thus be- coming the third member of the Scharf family to fill that post. Her father, Henry M. Scharf, manager of the Hotel Gettysburg, MISS ELISE SCHARF was the second editor of the high school publication, having been elected in 1921. Her uncle, George A. Scharf, was the fourth editor, serving in 1923. Miss Scharf is the 36th student to be elected editor of the school paper. Miss Scharf is the first "second generation" editor. She is the first child of a former editor to also become editor of the publication. There have been instances, how- ever, of brothers becoming editors of the paper. Editors of Paper The list of editors of the publi- cation, which began in magazine format and then, m 1926, assumed its present newspaper form, in- cludes: 1920, Ellen Tipton: 1921, Henry M. Scharf: 1922, Sigurd Hagen: 1923. George A. Scharf; (Continued on Page 5) At'TOS COLLIDE Automobiles operated by Gary E Waltman, 50 Maple Ave., Littles- town, and Fred A. Spangler, East Berlin, collided at Walnut and Bal- timore Sts., Hanover, at pjn. Monday. Hanover police said Walt- man's vehicle was hearing south on Baltimore St. and Spangler's was traveling west on East Walnut St. Damage to Spangler's car was es- timated by police at and to Park Storage Shed Is Offered For Sale The Gettysburg National Park office has announced it is receiving bids for the sale of a storage shed measuring 21 by 46 .feet at the former CCC camp site in Pitzer's Woods along W. Confederate Ave. Bids will be opened April 8 at the park office. Dr. J. Walter Coleman, park superintendent, said the building no longer is needed for storage purposes by the Park Service. 89 KITS SENT TO KOREANS BY GIRL SCOUTS Eighty-nine kits, made by the Girl Scouts of Adams County for the children of Korea, were shipped today to New York on the first leg of their overseas journey. The kits include a small pocket comb, toilet and laundry soap, tooth brush, tooth paste, safety pin, needle and thread, three yards of elastic, a hand towel, wash cloth and hair ribbon. The articles are placed in col- ored draw string bags made by the Girl Scouts. Decision to send the kit bags to the Korean youngsters, as a na- >nal Girl Scmft project; property including "goods, chattels, rights and credits" in excess of Had Two Homes Real estate included in the es- tate are the town house property at 235 W. Lincoln Ave. where Mr. Funkhouser died, and a summer home property in Franklin Twp. along the old Lincoln Highway west of Cashtown. The first bequest of money in the document is to the United Brethren Church, Gettysburg, where Mr. Funkhouser was a member. An equal amount was left to the United Brethren Church of Big Pool, Wash- ington County, Md., "in remem- brance of my love for-my mother and Mr. Funkhouser wrote in his will. There is a bequest of to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Gettysburg and each to the Gettysburg A.MJE. Zion Church and the John the Baptist Church of Gettysburg. Inherits Stock All of Mr. Funkhouser's stock of the Victor Products Corporation of Pennsylvania is willed to his daugh- tffr Mrs TTip Of shares or its value are not Indicated in the will. From Mr, Funkhousec's stock holdings in the Victor 'Products Corporation of Maryland, he made these specific bequests of stock: John A. Herring, Gettysburg R. 2, 300 shares; Evelyn 7. Charlton, Lan- caster, 200 shares r George Coshun, (Continue On Pace 5) OLDSMOBILES FOR 1954 NOW BEING SHOWN Presenting more advanced styling and mechanical changes in recent years. Oldsmobile's 1954 models went on display today at Oldsmobile dealerships throughout the country. Glenn L, Bream, Inc., Buford Ave., is the local dealer. "The new Oldsmobiles set'a styling trend for low smart lines ccupled with interior luxury and engineering according to J. F. Wolfram, general manager of Olds- mobile Division and vice president of General Motors. "These 1954 cars set precedents in several style, road-hugging chassis, sym- metry and fine road performance combined with economy.'' The new models, Super "88" and are three inches lower than their predecessors without sacrificing ground clearance. They feature such sweeping changes as an all new body by Fisher, a new wide, wrap-around, panoramic wind- shield, new sweep-cut fender and door design and many other styling innovations. brought about by the arrival in the United States of representa- tives of the Korean Girl Scouts. They were asked what the girls there needed, and the articles placed in the kit bags are the ones listed by the Koreans as the greatest needs other than clottung. One Troop Makes 17 The 89 kit bags made locally wcre sent to the American-Korean Foundation, at Maspeth, N. Y. The American Relief to Korea organi- zation has agreed to ship them overseas. For most ot" the troops of the county, each patrol had one kit bag as its project. Troop 21 of Gettysburg, led by Mrs. Donald Fair, made 17 of the kit bags. The troop has 28 members. Mrs. Hardy Nichols, Girl Scout secretary, said the gifts "will show not only that, the American Girl Scouts wish to help the Koreans but it will also show the friendly feeling of the Adams County Girl Scouts to the children of The new "Rocket" engine is big- in horespower from 165 to the Super "88" and" models (170 in the "88" models) and up in compression ratio from 8 to 1 to 8.25 to 1. Engine displacement is increased from 303 to 324 cu. in.. and the entire car is engineered so (Continued on 6) CODE VIOLATORS Among motorists recently forfeit- ing fines in Westminster for motor code violations were the following: William Benedict Weaver, Gettys- burg, charged with reckless driving; Charles M. Hahn Jr., Lit- tlestown, failing to stop for a stop-sign; Ray H. Miller, Littles- town, exceeding the 30-mile limit. Missionary Rally Thursday Evening A Missionary Rally will be held Thursday evening at o'clock in the Centenary EUB Church, BigleaViUe. The service "sril! be sponsored by the Old Familiar Hymns. Inc.. a radio broadcast under the direction of Raymond and Anna Edwards, Frederick. The missionary speaker will be Miss Freda Protheroe of the Leper and Medical Crusade. A film, "The Drums Are taken by the speaker in the Belgian Congo. Africa, will be shown at the service. The public is invited to attend. Red Cross Report Goal Received......... Needed ..........S Stitrh in 3S. Sv   

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