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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - November 18, 1963, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania WEATHER FORECAST Cloudy tonight with chance of a few showers, low in the upper 40s. Clearing Tuesday, high in THE GETTYSBURG TIMES GOOD EVENING Mothers work from son-tip to Our tie Piwttc Good Our Aim With Honor Jo Ourselves And Profit To Our Patrons Vol. 61, No. 274 Adams County's Only Daily Newspaper GETTYSBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18, 1963 Leased Wirt, Member of Tho Associated Prass PRICE FIVE CENTS "Lincoln Is World-Wide Symbol Of Freedom" Declares Secretary Of State WAR JUSTIFIED IN "ADDRESS" HERE IN 1863, SPEAKER SAYS Gettysburg Address was described Sunday evening as t'ne author's "most careful and conscious statement of his po- litical philosophy." by Dr. David Donald, professor of history at Johns Hopkins University. Prof. Donald delivered the Rob- ert Fortenbausn memorial lecture at Gettysburg College's seventh annual Civil War conference ses- sion in Christ Chapel. His theme "Abraham Lincoln and American Nationalism." Speaking in a setting of Civil War songs provided by the Get- tysburg College Choir under the direction of Prof. Parker B. Wag- nild, the Mississippi-bora speaker said: "The Gettysburg Address, born of the President's need to explain his purposes to the nation and of his need to settle his own unstated doubts, was Lincoln's most care- ful and conscious statement of his political philosophy at Gettysburg he justified both to his people and to himself, the war as a struggle for equality, democ- racy and nationalism." CHOIR CONCERT Christ Chapel was nearly filled for the program at which Dr. Robert Bloom of the history de- partment of Gettysburg College presided. The choir's concert of Civil War songs included "We Are Coming Father "Tenting "Goober Peas." "Listen to the Mocking Bird." "Home, Sweet "Darling Nellie Gray" and con- cluded with the favorite "Battle Hyrrm of the Republic." The soloists were James Meyers and David Greenkmd. Edward M. Andrews was the accordionist. Eugene Cotton played the bass viol and David Armor the guitar as the choir's accompaniment. READS ADDRESS A Gettysburg College .-sopho- more. George Muschamp, gave a reading of the Gettysburg Ad- dress before Dr. Donald was pre- sented for his th'rd a Civil War conference at the col- lege. Dr. Donald helped initiate the conferences six years ago and returned the next year. He spoke Sunday evening despite a severe cold. Prof. Donald noted at the out- set of his address that "the historian can face no greater chal- lenge then to try to think afresh about a familiar document, like Abraham's Lincoln's Gettys- burg Address. The words are too (Continued On Page 8) To Give Exam For Battlefield Guides The U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, will give an examination here for the selection of persons to act as licensed battlefield guides on Gettysburg National Mili- tarv Pprlr 7 w 10, it was announced. Any person desiring to take this examination should make application in writing to the su perintendent, Gettysburg Nation al Military Park. Further information on the examination and the establish ment of the eligible list may be obtained by writing the superin tendent or by calling Gettys burg 334-1124. Five Young Women Trained As Aides A group of five young women have completed a six-week train- ing course at the Warner Hos- pital and have received their certificates as nurses' aides. Al! will be employed there on a full or part-time basis. The certificates were present- ed at a brief ceremony Friday and threat specialist, died early j by Mrs. Pauline Mowry, direc- Sunday at his home at 114 W. tor of nursing. Mrs. Ruth Kane, Phil-Ellena St. Death followed aja registered nurse, was the in- long illness, major surgery and a structor. stroke Those who completed the Dr. Miller formerly was presi- training included Mrs. Tina DR.M.V, MILLER DIES SUNDAY; COLLEGE GRAD Dr. Milton Valentine Miller, 72, Germantown. a retired ear, nose ATTEND FIRST LIVING ROSARY HERE More than persons at- tended and participated hi the 'Living Rosary" services in the Gettysburg National Cemetery Sunday evening "for the repose of the souls of all those of our nation who have given their lives in war and peace for the preservation of our freedom." It was the first such religious service ever held in Gettys burg. It was an impressive serv- ice in which 70 Catholic Girl Scouts Cadets formed a living Rosary in front of the rostrum at the cemetery. Each carried a lighted candle and several girls alternated in leading in the recitation of the Rosary by the congregation. There was a number of non-Catholics in the group. Surrounding the Girl Scouts, beyond a roped-off area, the audience stood. Rev. Fr. Joseph P. Kealy, pastor of St. Francis the service, announced that be- cause of the dampness of the ground it was not necessary, as is the custom, to kneel. Members of the Conewago Deanery carried candles in the procession that started from the parking lot at the National Mu- seum and continued into the cemetery. The altar on the rostrum was illuminated by candles and floodlights furnished by the Get- tysburg Fire Department. A statue of the Virgin Mary was centered in a garden of fresh flowers in front of the rostrum. Rev. Dr. John Metz, pastor of St. Aloysius Church, Littles- town, was the cenebrant at Benediction. Rev. Fr. John Wildeman, assistant pastor of the local church, was the as- (Continued On 7) dent of the staff and chief of otolaryngoloKy at Memorial Hos Tan h m a n. 60 Chambersburg St.; Mrs. Loretta Ortiz, Breck- pHal.'Roxboroush. and formerly j Bridge St.; Mrs Virginia Or- TWVe was otolaryiisological chief at the old Philadelphia Hospital of Con- tagious Diseases. Germantown, and Lankenau Hospital. He was a former professor of clinical otolaryngology at the graduate school of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and asH.-tant professor at the medical school. He also was a consultant to the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. GETTYSBURG ALMNUS Dr. Miller received a Bachelor of Science degree from Gettys- burg College m 1911 and his mecli- cal degree from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1916. Gettysburg awarded him an honorary desrec in 1946. His professional associations in- cluded the American Otolaryngo- logical Society, the Philadelphia Laryngological Society of which he was a past president, the Ameri- can College of Surgeons and t'ne tiz, 154 Breckenridge St.; Mrs. Justine Shields, Gettysburg R. 3, and Miss Shirley Toddes, Get- tysburg R. 6. Philadelphia cians. College of Physi- He was a member of the St. Andrew's Society. Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and formerly was (Continued On Page 10) 'VEATHEP Sa'urday's high----- Saturday night's low Sunday's high Last low __ Today .U 8 M m. Today at p.m. _ 61 42 72 47 ,i4 731 REMEMBRANCE DAY PROGRAM HELD SATURDAY octi-tdi uuimitu sou: braved the chill winds at Zieg ler's Woods near the Visitor Center Saturday afternoon to witness the seventh annual Re- membrance Day program of al- lied units of the Grand Army ol the Republic at the GAR monu- ment. The GAR ceased to be in 1956 with the death of the last sur- vivor. Albert Woolson, who died in Duluth, Minn., at the age ol 109. The program was held al the heroic-size monument oi Woolson placed in Gettysburg by the National Auxilia-y of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War in tribute to the men who comprised the GAR. The Rev. Fr. Joseph P. Kealy, pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church, delivered the opening prayer, and Thomas A. Chad wick, Chester, Vt., Past Com- mander in Chief of the SUV, was master of ceremonies. Ap- pearing on the program with brief comments were Joseph A. Rippey, Rochester. N. Y., Com- mander in chief, SUV; Mrs. Anita M. Selby Mansfield, Ohio, national president. Auxiliary to the SUV; Mrs. Molly Mercer national president. Ladies of the GAR; Mrs. Isabelle Smith, Ottumwa, Iowa, national presi- dent. Daughters of the Union Veterans, and Mrs. Jessie H. Johnston, Cheyenne, Wyo., na- tional president, Women's Re- lief Corps. GEN. WHITE SPEAKS The Gettysburg High School Band, under the direction of Ken- neth Hays, played Civil War medleys and closed the pro- gram with a presentation cf the 'Star Spangled Banner." Major Geneial Thomas A. White, adjutant general, Penn- sylvania National Guard, prin- (Continued On 7) FIGURES, NOT RESULTS, ARE CHANGED HERE NATIONAL GWV COMMANDER IS HEARD SUNDAY Walter D. Hyle Jr.. national commander of the Catholic War Veterans, was the speaker Satur- day night for a joint installation >anquet held at the Catholic War Veterans home in Bonneauville. Officers of the Bonneauville and McSherrystown CWV posts and the Bonneauville CWV Auxiliary were installed at the session. Speaking of efforts to have the War Veterans organiza- ion receive a congressional char- er similar to that given other veterans organizations. National Commander Hyle said the bill granting the charter passed the J.S. Senate by a vote of 65 to 10 and is now in the House Ju- diciary Committee. He urged all CWV members to write Congress- man Emmanuel Seller, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and o their own congressman, asking hat the charter bill be reported avorably out of committee for by the House. STATE COMMANDER THERE He aiso discussed the bill now being considered in Congress for constitutional change permit- ing use of prayer in the public chools. He encouraged the mem- jers to write their congressman )f their approval of the bill. (Continued On Page 10) Refugee-Aid Gift Bazaar Nets About worth of gifts, made by skilled craftsmen in refugee camps in distant parts of the world, were sold Thurs- day at the gift bazaar conduct- ed in the Fairfield Mennonite _j '..i _ i- festival held by the YWCA Saturday in the Hotel Gettys- burg pressroom. In addition to the outright sales, orders totaling to were taken for future de- livery. All of the proceeds of the bazaar will go back into the ref- ugee self-help program where the cash will be converted into materials with which the refu- gees may produce new items for sale. Most of the gift items for the bazaar came through the Mennonite Central Commit- for More Than Persons At Opening Of Centennial Observance Of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Sunday Afternoon This was the second annual bazaar of its kind held at the Fairfield church. Iraqi Forces Overthrow Ba'ath Socialists Vow; To Support Arab Nations By ALEX EFTY Associated P. ess Staff Writer BEIRUT. Lebanon (AP) President Abdei Salam Aref and the leaders of the Iraqi armed forces overthrew their country's Ba'ath Socialist government to- day and took control. Aref in one of his early pro- clamations indicated that he hoped to revive the agreement to merge Iraq with Syria and President Gamal Abdel Nas- ser's United Arab Republic. The president, an admirer of Nasser, said would cooper- ate closely with all Arab nations, "especially with the Jntted Arah Republic." TAKES CONTROL Aref, who has been Iraq's Tovisionsl president since the nilitary ousted Premier Abdel arim Kassem's dictatorship in ebruary, assumed full powers head of a new revolutionary He ordered dissolution of the National Guard, a semimiiitary unit of Ba'ath Socialist party- youths loyal to exiled Deputy Premier Ali Saleh El Saadi, leader of an extreme left fac- tion of Ba'athists. All guards- men were ordered to surrender their weapons to the armed forces. Those who refused were to be executed on the spot. Baghdad Radio said the armed forces had captured Na- tional Guard headquarters and taken a number of guardsmen prisoner. SOUND CURFFW The armed forces also were reported to have encountered some resistance in sections of Baghdad, but appeared to have full control by mid-morning. A general curfew proclaimed at a.m. was eased to allow bakers and others in essential services to go to their jobs. Aref said in a statement broadcast over Baghdad Radio On Page 10) LINCOLN IS EXTOLLED BY IOWA SOLON "The literature of Gettysburg and the Address we commem- orate today has in it, not only for us bul for the whole human race everywhere on this planet, something of a quality that touches all of us. "In whatever condition, it touches us at the noblest side of our nature. It is my belief that this is its essential secret. t dare, with reverence and hu- mility, to equate it with the tone, the style, the inner nature and the all-encompassing compas- sion of the Lord's Prayer." Thus spoke Congressman Fred D. Schwengel, of the First District, in his address at he 33rd annual banquet of the 3ast Commanders, and Past Residents' Association of the Sons ol Union Veterans in the Hotel Gettysburg Saturday night. RECEPTION, DANCE The dinner was hi commem- oration of the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Gettys- burg National Cemetery. A reception and dance in hon- or of John H. Stark, of Long Island, N. Y., commander of the Department of Pennsylva- nia. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. followed at which he was presented gifts from Get- tysburg Camp No. 112, SUV, Get- tysburg Auxiliary No. 27, SUV; Salome M. Stewart Tent No. 55, DUV, and the Ladies of the GAR, Circle No. 27. "The most obvious observa- tion made about the phrases of Lincoln scattered over this blood-drenched field a century continued Mr. Schwengel, "is their affinity with Holy Writ: 'these honored dead' 'the last full measure of devo- tion' 'shall not have died in vain.' "PRAYERFUL LINES" 'I he pleaded, "with all the reverence I can bring to bear upon this humbly offered comparison, do not these words, in their rhythm, their sublime simplicity, their compactness, their infinite music, the rich- ness and their solace and dedi- cation, have a kinship that is mystical and enduring with the most prayerful lines in biblical (The full text of Cong. Schwengel's address will be published in the special edition (Continued On Page 7) diiu iiuiudiy oat-1 lots cast by countians ran ap- proximately six to one Republi can, according to the completion of the official count of the Adam: County ballots Saturday after noon. Only one office was in doub when the tabulation of the absen tee and military ballots began Friday but the ballots cast by the absentees, both military and ci vilian, made no charge from pre- viously announced winners. The possibility was in the vote Weik ert, the incumbent, was leading Mrs. Anna Marie Cole by 36 votes at the end of the tabulation o the locally cast ballots. From the absentee-military ballots, Weiker received 39 votes, bringing his total to while Mrs. Cole re- ceived 32 votes for a total o The two Republican auditors had been assured of their re-elec tion by the local tabulation. Mrs Ruth A. Frey received 167 votes from those absent from the coun- ty to bring her total to while Mrs. Eleanor M. Linebaugh received 162 mailed in votes to bring her total to OTHER RESULTS Nor did the count of the ab- sentee ballots make any change in the proportionate majorities ol Atlee Rebert and Harrison Fair, the two Democrats named as county commissioners. In the lo- cal balloting Rebert came out 63 votes ahead of Fair. In the absen- tee ballots Rebert received 48 votes to make his total while Fair received 33 to make his total G. Edward Motter, the lone Republican elected, received 168 votes from the mailed in bal- lots, bringing his total to E. Donald Scott received 153 votes to bring his total to The other the absentee vote first and. .the total Judge" of Super- ior Court: Wright, 173, 8726; Ervin 166. 8286; Hoffman, 30, 6589; Mahady. 24, 6067; associate judge: Deardorff, 173, 8972; Plank, 30, 6372; district attorney; Walmer, 171, 8784; Hagarman, 33, 6753; prothonotary: Weaver, 172, 8598; Miller, 31, 6827; register and re- corder, Menchey, 167, 8298; Taugh inbaugh 37. 7210; surveyor: Wine- brenner, 164. 8049; Knox, 39, 7489 CRIST STILL HIGH Dr. C. G. Crist, the county's coroner, ran at the top of the ticket in the absentee-military ballots just as he did in the "a home" votes. He received 185 ol the mailed-in ballots to 23 for (Continued On Page 6) MISS SILLIK IS BRIDE OF W, W, FISSEL Miss Donna Lee Sillik. daugh- ter of Mrs. Mary R. Sillik Stalb. 419 Baltimore St., and the late Calvin Sillik. became the bride of Wayne Walter Fissel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fis- scl. R. 1, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Grace Lutheran Church. The Rev. Mark Heiney GRANT HANKEY DIES SUNDAY Grant E. Hankey. 53. Gettys- burg R. 3, died Sunday morn- ing at o'clock at the Newton Martins-hnrj? W Va whore he 1 lad been a patient. A native of Adams County, tie was a son of the late Bladen W. and Lizzie A. Hank- ey. and was a member of the Biglerville Lutheran Church and of the Gettysburg Moose lodge. A mechanic and truck driver. ie had served during World War II with the 175th Infantry. Co. M.. 20th Division, entering Secretary of State Dean Rusk Six Men Sent For Induction Today Six men were sent to Harrisburg ay the county Selective Service Board this morning for induction into the armed forces. Two of them were migrant laborers who are transfers from southern draft Doards. Both were volunteers. The men sent for induction today ncluded Charles Harold Myers, lenry Thomas Doherty Jr., Stan- ley Eugene Laughman and Rich- ard Cyrus Deckert. The two volun- eers are Charlie Rossevelt Park- er Jr., transferred by a Clayton, Ala., and Henry James VlcClaain from a Winter Haven, Fla., board. The draft board is transferring John Car Schlotzhauser to 'a Jer- sey City board for induction. There were 43 countians sent to Harrisburg at the same time for final physical examinations. Checking Leads On Littlestown Holdup Littlestown police were con tinuing to check out clues in con nection with last week's armec robbery of the Sylvania Loan Co. there. The Littlestown officers askec Gettysburg police Saturday after noon to check for a 1959 ligh cream colored Ford with Vir- ginia registration and a 1955 or 1956 blue Chevrolet, both of which had been reported seen in the area about the time of the holdup. Littlestown police also asked the Gettysburg officers to look for a stolen purple and black Harley Davison motorcycle with license MC5848. DELONE HOLIDAY Gettysburg and Fairfield stu- lents who attend Delone Catholic iigh School, McSherrystown, have been excused from classes Tues- lay to enable them to attend ex- rcises in the Gettysburg National Cemetery commemorating the 00th anniversary of Lincoln's Get- ysburg Address. These students ;o to McSherrystown each day in i bus from St. Francis Church. SAYS LINCOLN LINKED GOSPEL WITH FREEDOM "The link between the immortal Gettysburg Address and the Christian gospel was supplied by Abraham Lincoln extemporane- Dr. Paul G. Empie, ex- ecutive director of the National Lutheran Council, said Sunday morning at Remembrance and Dedication Day in Christ Chapel, Cottege. "for read the final sentence he hi serted the words 'under "The unfinished task of estab lishing Dr. Empie con- tinued, "to which Gettysburg he summoned the living, is still unfinished. "In a sense it must always be unfinished for freedom, as characteristic of a people, is a quality of spirit which cannot be DR. PAUL G. EMPIE landed down frcm one generation ,o another but rather must be by each anew. TRAGEDY CONTINUES (Continued On Page 7) "It is a continuing tragedy of mankind that the sacrifices of the noble so often are betrayed by he ignoble: that the gains for A'hich the concerned are willing o die are so frequently abandoned jy the indifferent who survive. Jewel Thieves Rehearse Keystone Kops' Version In Gem Robbery Sunday MRS. FISSEL performed the double-ring cere- monv. The altar was decorated with white fall flowers. Mrs. Julia Myers presided at the organ the service April 28. 1941. and and played traditional wedding receiving his discharge October 15, 1945. Surviving are a brother, Wil- mer B. Hankey, Gettysburg R. 6 and a nephew, Glenn R. Tros- tel, Gettysburg R. 3. Funeral services Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Bender Funeral Home, Carlisle St., with the Rev. Norman Wil- son and Rev. Dr. Henry W. Ster- nat. officiating. Interment in the Gettysburg National Cemetery. Friends may rail Tuesday eve- ning from 7 to 9 o'clock at tho funeral home. music. Given in marriage by her brother, James Calvin Sillik, the bride wore a floor-length gown of silk organza over rayon, appliqued on the bodice of Alen- con lace with sequins and tiny seed pearls, slightly neckline and long scooped oointed sleeves. The paneled front of the skirt was gathered at the sides and back and fell into a chapel train. Her elbow-length veil fell from a pillbox of or- ganza over rayon with seed (Continued On 10) NEW YORK (AP) city still laughing about Man- hattan's comically-abortive gem robbery two weeks ago, another masterpiece of jewel theft buf- foonery took place Sunday. Unlike the misguided S3 mil- lion holdup of Nov. 8 in which the loot was left behind, two bandits escaped with S55.000 in gems Sunday. But the intruders found themselves overrun with hostages. Toward the end, things got so crowded in the plush East Side apartment of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Gurian that the two badmen had all they could do to main- tain order. As a result, Gurian said, the thieves left behind more jewel- ry than they took. LEFT Police estimated that the jew- els left behind are worth 000. Gurian estimated his loss at S55.000. The invaders, one carrying a a lust
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