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   Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - April 8, 1963, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania                                FORECAST Increasing cloudiness tonight, low in middle 30s. Mostly cloudy Tuesday, high 55 to 60. 1HE Truth Our Public Good Our Aim ESTABLISHED 1902 Vol. 61, No. 83 URG TIMES With Honor To Ourselves And Profit To Our Patrons GOOD EVENING There's a new car for women drivers. The fenders are on the inside. Adams .County's Only Daily Ntwspapw GETTYSBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 8, 1963 Lvastd Member of The Associated Press PRICE FIVE CENTS SPIDLE TO GET PSYCHIATRIC EXAMINATION Wendell Wayne Spidle Sr., 33, Carlisle, was contemplating armed robbery when he met two coeds March 25 and decided to commit criminal assault instead, the Adams County court was told this morning: District Attorney Daniel Tee- ter told the court that he thought the court appointed defense coun- sel Gerald Walmer had some- thing to (say. Walmer said that he felt that the defendant should have some psychiatric treatment, when the court interrupted and said it felt bhe same way. Details of the events surround- ing the assault charges were given when Spidle appeared before the court for sentencing on charges of burglary and larceny, rape and sodomy. After State Police Cor- poral Robert Brady had reviewed Spittle's activities on March 25, "the court deferred imposition of sentence until it can arrange to have Spidle undergo a psychiatric examination. Spidle was one of' a number of defendants to appear before the court for sentence this morning. TELLS OF GUN" THEFT Brady told the court that Spidle burglarized the home of Miss Re- becca Sachs, between Biglerville and Arendtsville, where he stole a revolve- which he intended to use. to commit a robbery here. He then continued with a ..full recitation of what transpired <6rom Khat time until Spidle was ar- rested in Carlisle, most of which had been published previously. Brady said that Spidle talked with the two girls- he assaulted on the top of the tower at Oak Ridge before the assault. Spidle said he had been sen- tenced to in 1044 for stealing a bicycle. That Judge W. C. Sheely, before whom he ap- peared this morning, had sen- tenced'him for burglary of "the Noble estimate mansion" in 1947 on .which charge he served in the White Hill Reformatory un- til 1951 and that he had been -en- tenced to four years in 1955 on an attempt to ravish-and assault, and battery charge, serving.that time Found Slain Sonja McCaskie, former skier for Great Britain, was found slain in her apartment in Reno, Nev., late Friday. Police said girl's head had been cut off and her nude body stuffed in a chest. Officers believed she had been dead since Thursday. (AP Wirephoto) in nthe Eastern. Penitentiary. He said his -wife left him in 1055. FARMER SETS TRAP TO NAB EGG THIEVES Two men were jailed early Sun- day morning because an East Ber- lin R. D. farmer sat in his kitchen night .with a shotgun waiting for an alarm he fastened to his chicken house to go off. State police lodged David Royce Bowman, 24, York, in jail at o'clock Sunday morning and at 10 o'clock that morning brought his companion, Philip L. Rodgers, 33, York, to the jail. According to the officers the two men pleaded guilty to bur- glary and larceny of crates of eggs from the farm of John Piho, East Berlin R. 2. The officers said Piho told them crates of large top grade eggs had 'been stolen from his henhouse and he put a lock on the door. When the lock was broken and more eggs stolen he put an alarm on the hen house door and started waiting patiently until the bur- glars returned.' TRAP SPRINGS Early Sunday morning his watch was rewarded. When the alarm in his kitchen sounded, he rushed, gun in hand, to the chicken house. Two men ran out if the chicken house and disappeared into the (Continued On Page 2) Sunrise Service At A.M. Easter An Easter Sunrise service for local Protestant congregations will be held at o'clock East- er morning at the tower on Oak Ridge on the Mummasburg Rd., Rev. Harold W. Westover, chair- man of the Good Friday-Easter Committee of the Adams County announced today. In the event of inclement weather the service will be held in the Church of the Abiding Presence on the Luther- an Seminary The Rev. John Vannorsdall, chaplain at Gettysburg College. will deliver the sermon. Assisting will be Rev. Dr. Paul L. Reaser, Rev. Weston Chambers, Rev. Lena Parr and Rc-v. C. Reynold Simmons Jr. The union service is an attempt to establish one service for all congregations for Easter Sunrise. CONVENTION OF ROUND TABLES COMING HERE More than 300 Civil War members of Civil War Rouric Tables from throughout the na tion plus a few from Europe, are expected-to be here for the battle anniversary programs the first week of July. The 300 -will be these attend- ing the fifth annual national con- vention of Civil War Round Tables being held at the Holiday West.- near Harrisburg, June 28 to 30 with the Harrisburg Civil War Round Table as .host. The sessions will start Friday, June 28, in the afternoon, with registration and an exhibit by Keane Archives. PLAN WORKSHOPS Saturday, June 29, will be de- voted to workships on the Battle of Gettysburg. In the morning from to 10 a workshop will be held on the First Day's Battle with Dr. Robert Btoom, profes- sor of history at Gettysburg Col- lege and Robert D. Fidler, Get- tysburg High School history teach- er and guide, in charge of the workshop. From that morning to 12 a workshop will be held on the Second Day of Gettysburg with Robert Hollsomer, Harris- burg teacher and member of the staff of The Civil War Times, and John Cobaugh, past president of (Continued On Page 3) ESCAPES INJURY No charges were preferred when an auto driven by Marvin H. Creeger, Emmitsburg, went out of control on Rt. 81 north of Thurmont, Md., about a.m. Saturday and hit a tree. .Tfc. Al- bert G. Hedden said the driver apparently fell asleep prior to the accident. There were no in- juries. The trooper estimated damage to the 1960 Ford Creeger was driving at SEVEN CONFIRMED The Rev. Robert Paden, pastor of Trinity Church of Christ, Cashtown, confirmed the follow- ing at the 8 o'clock service Sun- day morning: Jeanne Baker, Karen Baumgardner, Elizabeth Cook, William Hartman, Thomas Kuhn, Susan Rebert and Grover McCleaf. Mrs. Grover and Mrs. Thomas Gulp were received by letters of transfer. SIX INJURED DAMAGE IN 3 CRASHES Six persons were hurt and dam age totaled in three aut accidents investigated by stab police from- the local substatiio over the weekend. All of those .hurt were in on accident occurring Sunday after at o'clock seven mile north of here 'on the Harrisbur 
                            

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