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   Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - October 27, 1964, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania                                WEATHER FORECAST Fair tonight. low in low 50s. Wednesday fair, highest around 80. THE GETTYSBURG TIMES Truth Our Public Good Our Aim ESTABLISHED 1902 With Honor To Ourselves And Profit To Our Patrons GOOD EVENING Many a man who is proud of his right to say what he pleases wishes he had the courage to do so. Vol. 62, No. 256 Adams County's Only Daily Ntwspaptr GETTYSBURG, PA., TUESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 27, 1964 LMMd Wlrt Member of Associated Prats PRICE FIVE CENTS CO, OFFICIALS PREPARE FOR ELECTION DAY The Adams County court and the Adams County Commissioners were busy with election matters today, a week before next Tues- day's general election. The court handed down papers naming election officials in sev- eral districts and dividing Stra- ban Twp. into two election dis- tricts, effective next spring. The commissioners set in motion vari- ous actions required of them as a result of the court orders and changed the election house for Lit- tlestown Second Ward. Commissioners' action changed the site of the Littlestown Sec- ond Ward voting temporarily from the Alpha Fire House to the tax collector's office on the first floor of the Littlestown Community Center. Commissioner President Atlee F. Rebert said the change is temporary, with the site to be moved back to the fire house as soon as renovations being made there are completed. As a result the Community Center will prob- ably serve as the voting place only for next Tuesday's voting. VANCANCIES FILLED Richard C. Waybright, Gettys- burg R. 2, was appointed by the court as judge of elections in Freedom Twp. filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of Ernest D. Plank, Gettysburg R. D. Mrs. Roger Zarfos, Hanover R. 1, was appointed majority inspec- tor in Union Twp. by the court, succeeding Mrs. Doris Barnhart, Littlestown R. 1, who resigned. Grace Coulson was appointed judge of elections in Biglerville to succeed Anita K. Dentler, who resigned. The Straban division into Stra- ban No. 1 and Straban No. 2, according to the court's order, will be effective as of the 1965 (Continued on Page 2) 'AG1 STUDENTS MAKE TOUR OF 5 BUSINESSES More than 100 Adams County agricultural education students toured five Adams County busi- nesses Monday as part of an "Agribusiness Tour" sponsored by the Adams County Future Farmers of America Association. Gettysburg, Biglerville, New Oxford and Bermudian Springs Future Fanners of America par- ticipated in the tour. Fairfield FFA members who had been scheduled to make the trip were unable to take part because of the funeral of one of the teach- ers at the Fairfield school. Visited were the Walter and Lady Measured Soil Foods, the Knouse Foods Cooperative, In- land Container. Mountain Or- chard Cooperative and Adams Fruit Packing and Dis- tributing. The FFA youths learned that Inland Container makes its own (Continued on Page 2) Car Strikes Truck On Lincoln Hwy. No one was injured and dam- age totaled S250 when a car and a truck collided 13 miles west of here on the Lincoln Highway at o'clock Monday night. State police said Wayne Clifford Beam, 18, N. Main St., Benders- ville, was going west, when his vehicle crossed into the east- bound lane and struck the side of a truck operated by Donald J. Thoman, 27, of York. Damage was to the truck and to the car. Mrs. Harpster Is Justice Of Peace Mrs. Robert Harpster, 240 BaL timore St., has been named a jus- tice of the peace for Gettysburg by Governor Scranton, according to an Associated Press dispatch from Harrisburg. Mrs. Harpster succeeds Mrs. Anna Thompson, who resigned the post after serving several years because of conflict with other work. Mrs. Harpster has been employed for a number of years at the Prosperity Dry Clean- ers here and has been active in a number of organizations. Her hus- band is a former police chief here. LARGE CROWD ATTENDS FIRST AREA CONCERT One of the largest local audi- ences in a number of years Mon- day evening was enthralled by the concert performance of The Esterhazy Orchestra, which opened the 1964-65 community concert series in Christ Chapel. Gettysburg College campus, with a crowd estimated at 800 per- sons. Under the able direction of David Blum, the 17-member or- chestra concentrates on a reper- toire of rarely performed master- pieces of Joseph Haydn and other 18th and early 19th century com- posers. The Esterhazy Orches- tra is a tribute to Haydn's con- ductorship during his 30-year residence as kepplemeister to the Court of Esterhaza. Pablo Cas- ala is honorary president of the Esterhazy Orchestra Foundation, Inc. Opening with Haydn's "Sym- phony No. 49 in F Con- ductor Blum skillfully led the musicians through the grief-laden strains of the Adagio to the Finale in the work which Haydn wrote for Passion Week, 1768. RESPOND TO VIOLINIST The audience responded with overwhelming enthusiasm to the performance of Arnold Steinhardt, 26-year-old violinist who appeared in the "Violin Concerto in A by Mozart. The young award-winner, who made his debut with the Los Angeles Phil- harmonic at the age of 14, hypno- tized the audience with his inter- (Continued on Page 3) FEW APPEALS EXPECTED ON REAPPRAISALS When the current reappraise- ment of real estate in Adams County is completed early next fall, most property owners will feel their property has received "fair and equitable if results in other counties can be taken as an indicator. Vice President Thomas Dona- hue of the D. L. Morrison Com- pany talked to Gettysburg Lions Monday evening about the re- appraisement project and said that in Franklin County only a little more than one per cent of the property owners appealed their new assessments and few of them went to court. Applying the Franklin County figures to this county, only about a dozen property owners in each thousand may be expected to take appeals from the property taxes fixed bv the experts now at work in eastern Adams Coun- ty. FAIR AND EQUITABLE" "No one likes to pay Donahue said. "However an en- (Continued on Page 3) Rioters In Maryland Pen Are Stripped Of Weapons By LOUIS G. PANOS JESSUP, Md (AP) After stripping prisoners of scores of weapons at the riot-shaken Maryland House of Correction, officials picked up today the job of weeding out ringleaders of continuing unrest at the prison. "We got about 36 troublemak- ers, and there are about 20 more to said Vernon L. Pepersack. stste commissioner of correction. "Once we weed them out and get them all assigned to one section, we'll be able to get this place back to normal again." He gave the- appraisal early today after a cell-by-cell search by "guards and state police yielded knives, clubs, chains and other weapons in possession of prisoners. FOUND IN CELLS Some were found in cells but most were tossed from the barred cubicles of the four- tiered cell houses as inmates set fires, jeered, whistled and' shouted to distract the search- ers moving from tier to tier At least four fires were touched off, but aH were small and were quickly doused with extinguish- ers. Pepersack said a sit-down strike Monday idled about 500 inmates in the prison laundry and workshops. He met with spokesmen for the strikers and received a list of grievances. They complained that a guard treated prisoners brutally, that an office worker was not keep- ing proper account of money and time-off credits earned by shop inmates, and that the pris- on commissary did not carry a big enough variety of items. TALK WITH GUARD "I'll talk with the Pepersack told newsmen, "but I've already done some check- ing and can't find a thing to substantiate the complaint about him." He said, however, the guard (Contimitd Pagt 3) JURY DECIDES DAD OWNED LITTLE AUTO An Adams County jury apparent- ly concluded Monday afternoon that when a father has a car titled in his name, pays the month- ly installments on the tune pay- ments himself, and is the only one driving the car that it is his and no., his 17-year-old son's vehicle. As a result, the jury, in 13 min- utes, decided that the State Auto- mobile Insurance Association should pay Tom Kump, Biglerville R. D., as its share of damages in connection with a fatal accident in 1961 near Cash- town. Kump and the estate of Philip Little, had been found by a jury last term as responsible for dam- ages to Floyd J. Kump and Mari- lyn Kump Shank as a result of the accident. Tom Kump, after paying the damages, claimed that the car he was driving at the time of the accident belonged to Donald W. Little, then of Get- tysburg, rather than to his son, Philip, who was with him in ths car. As a result State Auto- mobile Insurance, which had a policy with Donald Little, was asked to share the damages. Donald Little admitted on the stand that he held title to the ar, that he made the monthly payments, that he had signed the papers when the car was bought, but claimed that the car was owned by his 17-year-old son. and that his name was on the various papers as a convenience. He also admitted that since the son had lis driver's license suspended dur- ing the period of the ownership of the car, that the father was he only one who drove it. DIRECTED VERDICT At the opening of this morn- ing's session of court when the jury named to hear the appeal :rom the board of viewers in the case of Joseph L. and Ruth M. Davies, Gettysburg R. 1, against Pennsylvania Department of High- ways reported, the court had Prothonotary George F. Weaver swear in the jury first as a jury ;o hear another action in trespass and hand down a directed verdict. The case was that brought by Zan Hughes, aged 13, and her parents, Bernard and Gladys Hughes, of Romney, W. Va., against Joan Spooner, Hanover, and Hubert French and A. P. Thomas, trading as Thomas and French Trucking, Elizabeth, Ky., as a result of an accident March 14, 1960, in which Zan Hughes was a passenger in a car oper- ated by Joan Spooner which was in an accident near the Bethle- hem Limestone Co. quarry on Rt. 94 witih a Thomas and French truck operated by Hubert French. The verdict provided that the defendants pay Zan Hughes Russell Markle, Hamner R. 4, served as foreman for that jury. The same jury then began hear- ing testimony of damages done to the Davies property in Cumber- land Twp. by the construction of the new route for Route 15 by- passing Gettysburg. That trial continued on into this afternoon. RETIRED NAVY OFFICER DIES Commander (Ret.) Joseph E. Austin, 78, Fairfield R. 1, a vet- eran of both World Wars, died Monday morning at o'clock in the Warner Hospital after an ill- ness of eight days. He was a native of Brooklyn, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Austin and had resided 'or the last 15 years on Fairfield R. l. His wife, Mamie (Wadman) Austin, died in 1960. Surviving are a son, Joseph E. Jr., Lutberville, Md., and two grandsons. Commander Austin was a gradu- ate of the U S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in the class of 1908. He was a member of the Amer- ican Legion Post here and the Officers' Club Association in Washington, D. C. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, meeting at the Wilson Funeral Home in Fairfield, at 10 a.m. with a requiem mass at o'clock in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fairfield, with the Rev. Fr Daniel Maloney, officiating. Interment will be made in Arling- ton National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Friends may call this eve- ning after 7 o'clock at the funeral home. MOTORIST CHARGED Donald E. Becker, 20, Hanover R. 3, was arrested by Hanover police for following too close for conditions after his car and an- other car driven by Kathleen Hoover, 31, Nev; Oxford R. 1, col- lided at an intersection in Han- over at p.m. No one was in jured. LOCAL WEATHER Yesterday's high--------------76 Last night's low ---------------39 Today at a.m.----------------51 Today at p.m----------------74 Halloween Queen Miss Linda Simpson Gettysburg High School Senior, is shown Monday night as she was crowned Adams County Halloween Queen following the competition at the Student Union Building. At left is Miss Nancy Rosenberger, runner-up in last year's event, who crowned the new queen. At right is Miss Kristin Lady, Biglerville High School student, who was runner-up in this year's contest. (Ziegler Studio) EXPLAINS NEW TUTORING PLAN AT JUNIOR HIGH Foreign languages and math are the subjects getting most attention in the tutorial program being initiated at the Gettysburg Junior High School, members of the joint school committee were told Monday evening by Mrs. Rose Ann Yaudes. junior high guidance counsellor. The volunteer tutors, Gettys- burg College students, work with the high school pupils who have asked for the tutoring during study periods or after school. As Mrs. Yaudes and Charles L. Edwards, the junior high princi- pal, explained the program to the school directors, it gives the col- lege students an opportunity to perform a community sen-ice and to "get a taste of the field of education. 140 REQUESTS The tutoring is offered to any junior high student, whether he needs help to make a passing grade or is a superior student seeking extra material in any one of a dozen subjects. So far, Mrs. Yaudes said, 140 ligh school pupils have asked for the tutoring. A total of 229 tutors is available. Twenty students already have started their tutor- ing sessions, 20 more will begin ;his week and appointments for 25 more are being set up, Mrs. Yaudes said. The school's guidance depart- ment coordinates the tutorial program, Mrs. Yaudes said, as she described the extensive meet- ings and other preparatory work [or the initiation of the program. Interest of some pupils in seek- ing help from tutors was stimu- lated by the "deficiency" notices recently issued at the school to pupils who are doing failing work- in a subject or are in danger of (Continued on Page 2) FRED STEVENS DIES SUDDENLY Clair Frederick "Fred" Ste- vens, 53, 309 N. Stratton St a battlefield guide, died suddenly this morning at o'clock at the guide station on the Lincoln Highway west of here. Dr C G. Crist. Adams County coroner. was summoned and said death was instantaneous from a coro- nary occlusion. Stevens was a native of this county and a son of the late John F. and Mary A. 'Kunkle> Ste- vens. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church. Surviv- ing are a brother, Bradley, Car- lisle St and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lehmer, Dillsburg, and Mrs. Paul Settle, Gettysburg R. 3. Funeral services Friday after- noon at 2 o'clock at the Peters Funeral Home with the Rev. John Bishop, associate pastor at St James, officiating Interment will be made in the Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock at the funeral home. MISS SIMPSON IS SELECTED SPOOK QUEEN Miss Linda Simpson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Simpson. Gettysburg R. 6, and a Senior at Gettysburg High School, was named Halloween Queen at the annual contest held Monday night in the Student Union Building. About 400 attended. Miss Nancy Rosenberger. run- ner-up in the competition last year, placed the crown on Miss Simpson. Miss Nancy Bow. last year's queen, is in a Virginia college. Miss Kristin Lady, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lady, Big- lerville R. 1. is the runner-up this year. The other contestants, who will serve in the queen's court, are Miss Lynn Galusha and Miss atherine Miller. Biglerville High School, and Miss Martha Ritter and Miss Sharon Zumbrum of Littlestown High School. FRISKY RABBIT WGET Program Director Dick Selby was master of ceremonies "or the program. The six contest- ants appeared five times during the program. They were intro- duced at the opening and returned after songs by a girls' trio from Biglerville High School to take part in the talent competition. Miss Simpson, who sang a num- ber, retained her poise when a live rabbit she was carrying in a basket proved a little too frisky. Miss Lady also gave a vocal solo. Others gave readings, a ba- ton twirling demonstration and a clarinet solo. Following songs by a quartet of Littlestown High School stu- dents under the direction of Mrs. Ruth Elder, the queen contestants appeared modeling suits and (Continued on Page 3) REPORTS THEFT Bernard Redding, manager of the Big D Store, in the Gettys- burg Shopping Center, reported to borough police at Monday afternoon that a boy had been caught stealing a radio. Sgt. Daniel Miller was sent to investi- gate the theft. LIST CHAIRMAN FOR AUXILIARY TICKET SALES Mrs. James Allison has been flamed ticket chairman of the Hospital Auxiliary for the annual concert of the Pittsburgh Sym- phony to be held Nov. 30 in the Gettysburg High School Audi- torium. The concert is underwrit- ten by Columbia Gas Co. for the benefit of civic and service clubs participating in the sale of tickets throughout the county. The ap- ipointment was made Monday aft- irnoon at a meeting of the aux- j'iary in the hospital dining room. Mrs. Henry M. Scharf, presi- dent, also announced that Mrs Donald Trostle, Baltimore St.. is an attendant for the snack bar and Mrs. James Hammelt re- ported on the need for food do- nations to the bar and for vol- unteer help from 6 to p.m. daily and all day Friday. Mrs. Paul Roy membership chairman, reported three new members, and the Photo Babe re- port showed that 131 pictures of new infants taken during the month. Other reports included the (Continued on Page 2) Ag Department Buys Cases Of Apple Products Here The Musselman Division, Pet Milk Company, Biglerville, and Knouse Foods, Inc., Peach Glen, have received orders from the United States Department of Agriculture for cases of applesauce and sliced apples under the National School Lunch Act. The fruit will be distributed to schools by the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service to help meet requirements of the National School Lunch Program. The Agricultural Department purchased cases of applesauce and cases of sliced apples, a total of cases from the Musselman Company. Knouse Foods sold the ag department cases of sliced apples. They did not sell applesauce for the program. More than 80 per cent of the cases of sliced apples which the department purchased came from processors in Pennsylvania and New York, the announcement said, the bulk of which was from Adams County. Seventeen million children take part in the program. AG CENSUS TO BE TAKEN IN THREE STAGES Plans to take the 1964 census of agriculture in Adams County were announced today by Ken- neth J. Cole, crew leader for the area. The job will be done in three stages, Cole said. First will come recruitment and training of enumerators to count all farms in the county. About one enumer- ator for each 150 farnis will be needed Shortly after November 5 the Bureau of the Census, an agency of the U. S. Department of Com- merce, will start the second stage by mailing agricultural census questionnaires to all rural boxhold- ers in the county. This will give farm and ranch operators, who are required by law to till out the forms, a period of time to con- sult their records and fill in an- swers to the questions. FINAL STAGE In the final stage, enumera tors will visit each farm in the county to collect the question- naires. At the time of this visit, the enumerators will help farm- ers complete answers to any questions the farmers may have had difficulty with. Enumerator visits are scheduled to begin in this county on November 9 Enumerators will take about three weeks to complete their work, the crew leader estimates. The Census of Agriculture is taken every five years in the years ending in "4" and "9" to gather up-to-date information on the nation's agricultural re- sources and production. Such in- formation is vital in making de- cisions affecting many segments of the U. S. economy. Data gath- ered include the number and size of farms, acreage and harvest of crops, livestock inventory, infor- mation on farm equipment and facilities, farm products sold, and use of fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides. Open Three Nights For Trick Or Treat Thursday through Saturday will be "Trick or Treat Nights" in Gettysburg, Mayor William G. Weaver said today. Thursday night will be devoted to the "Trick or Treat for UNICEF" program, and Friday and Saturday nights will be for the youngsters of the community to collect such candy, etc., as they can during "Trick or Treats." The Mayor also cautioned local residents not to give to "any from out of our area." He said some have come from as far away as Hagcrstown to take part in the Trick or Treats. BOARD MEETS TONIGHT The board of directors of the Adams County Chapter of the American Red Cross will meet at 8 o'clock this evening in the West St. bank. Lions Vote Gettysburg Lions at their week- ly dinner meeting at the Varsity Diner Monday voted to the current United Fund cam- paign. It was a increase over the amount given last year. Action on the UF donation came in connection with adoption of a charity fund budget for the club this year. The budget was presented by Stanley Hoffman, finance committee chairman, and adopted unanimously. The budget also provides for the Warner Hospital, the third and final payment on a 500 pledge made to that institution two years ago. Other sums in- cluded are for glasses and other aid to the blind. for Little League work, for the Halloween committee, for Christmas lights, each tor tot lot milk and muscular dystrophy, for the Christmas seals, for a Lions' zone project, for the heart fund. for the March of Dimes, for Easter seals and each for the fire com- pany and the cancer drive. Other smaller sums were also ear- marked for special purposes. The chanty fund budget is up ia.4 year. Hoffman said. ASPERS FIRM BRINGS SUIT FOR Summit Industries. Aspers, is seeking from Clyde F. Myers, Gettysburg R. 3. trad- ing as Myers Masonry Co., al- leging either faulty material or faulty workmanship went into his relining of furnaces for the Aspers company. According to an action in as- sumpsit filed in the prothono- tary's office Monday for Sum- mit Industries by Attorney H, Thomas Pyle the concern al- leges that on December 20, 1963. Myers submitted a bid to reline two furnaces at Summit Mining for each, or a total of A condition of the relining. ac- cording to the complaint, was that the furnaces would be able to withstand a temperature of degrees Fahrenheit. WORK DONE OVER The company alleged that on February 1 the work was com- pleted and on March 1, the 500 was paid Mvcr-- Accordmg to Hie company's complain' -'Since Hie comple- tion of said contract the fur- naces have not operated satis- factorily because they would not, withstand heat of de- grees Fahrenheit." As a result, the company claims, the furnaces instc ad of processing at a rate of 10 tons per hour, could pro- duce at a rate ol only tons per hour. When Mvers refused to take remedial action, accord- ing to the compbinl. the lur- naces had to be relmcd again with resultant lovs of produc- tion. The company asks for loss of production during the period the processing was 8''z instead of 10 ions a day. asks for loss of production during the second relining and asks on the cost of the second relining. BAZlARWILL AID REFUGEES Mrs. Edna Ruth Byler, man- ager of the Mennonite Central Committee's Overseas Needle- work and Crafts project, will be at the Fan-field Mennonile Church on Thursday from 1 to 10 p.m. to take orders for items hand- made by refugee and other wom- en from low income groups in Jordan, Hong Kong, Taiuan, In- dia and Haiti. Mrs. Byler will have a display kit and will describe the pro- (Continued on Page 2) MARVIN L, FOX IS FOUND DEAD OF MONOXIDE AT HIS HOME Man-in Lee Fox, 47, Newtown, Pa., former superintendent of the Bendersville plant for Keystone Ridgway and a former school di- rector in the Upper Adams Dis- trict, was found dead at his Bucks County home Monday afternoon. The cause was given as acci- dental carbon monoxide poison- ing. Fox, who moved with his family to Bucks County from Benders- ville last June 15, was found by his son, Michael, when the latter returned from school about 3 p.m. NO FOUL PLAY As Bucks County authorities re- constructed events of Monday morning, Mrs. Fox had left for her work as school librarian about a.m. Mr. Fox with his lunch packed and in his auto, had started the motor of his car in the garage and then apparently started to return to the house. He either stumbled ov was taken ill as he mounted the steps to the dwelling from the garage and fell to the garage floor where his son found him more than sev- en hours later. Fox's usual hour ol departure was a.m. The motor of the car was still running in the closed garage when Mi- chael Fox found his father. Fox was wearing his topcoat. Bucks County authorities said there was no indication of foul play. No autopsy was ordered. For nearly a year Fox had been president and general super- intendent of the Princeton Tile Company at Trenton, N. J.. a position he accepted upon leaving Keystone Ridgway. Before coming to Adams County 10 years ago, he had worked with the Cam- bridge Tile Company, Cincinnati. Ho was a native of Warren, 0, SERVICES THURSDAY Mr. Fox was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Bendersville and of the Upper Adams Lions Club. He was a major in the USAF Reserve and was assigned to a Trenton unit of the Reserves. (Continued on Page 3) JOSEPH L, HESS BEST PICKER IN GRID CONTEST Three contestants missed only two tie games while correctly picking 14 winners in last week's football contest conducted by The Gettysburg Times and 16 cooper- ating merchants with Joseph L. Hess, R. 6, taking top honors on his feature game total of 31 points. The feature game total was 40, East Pennsboro defeat- ing Gettysburg 27-13. William Holtzworth, 154 E. Middle St., took second place on his feature game total of 20 while John W. Hess. 243 Cham- bersburg St., was third with a feature game prediction of 13. Each week in a merchan- dise certificate is offered as first prize, as second, and 50 as third prize. Games for this week's contest are contained in a full page of advertisements of the cooper- ating merchants elsewhere in to- day's editio nof The Gettysburg Times. There is no charge to enter and all a contestant has to do is secure an entry blank from one of the merchants, fill out completely according to instruc- tions and return to the offices of The Gettysburg Times not later than Friday at 5 p.m. This week's feature contest will be the game between Get- tysburg and Lafayette at Easton Saturday afternoon. Winners will be mailed their merchandise certificates which must be used within 30 days. Fulton County Man Kills Wife And Then Suicides HOUSTONTOWN, Pa. A 40 year old Fulton County mar. shot and killed his wife and then took his own life early to- day, State Police of the McCon- nellsburg Barracks reported. A small child lying in bed be- side the mother was spraved by pellets but not seriously hurt. Dead were Amos Kneppcr, 40, and his uifc. Fay, 34. Injured was Alice-, 2. The shooting" occurred at the home of Knepper's parents, Mr. and Mrs Jerry Knepper, where the son and his family were spending the night The two families resided close together on farms in the North- Central section of the county. The elder Kneppers were quot- ed that they heard no quarrel and knew of no domestic trou- ble between the younger couple. The household was awakened by the shooting at 4 a.m. Mrs. Knepper was killed by a shot- gun blast and Knepper then took the gun out behind the barn where he took his own life. The other Knepper children, ages 16, 12, and 8, were asleep in another part of the house. The baby girl was taken to the Fulton County Medical Center at McConnellsburg where shot- gun pellets were removed from an arm and elbow. She later was released to the grandpar- ents,   

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