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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - February 8, 1932, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania GOOD EVENING There are many real estate dealers who are not content with their lot. WEATHER Colder. THE GETTYSBURG TIMES He** to: hi You*. Bmocx Ptosis uwfu. you tows, lo -rtw* Member of The Associated Press Truth, Our Guide—The Public Good Our Aim Head By Nearly Everybody In Adams County ESTABLISHED 1902 GETTYSBURG, PA., MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 8, 1932. PRICE THREE CENTS Many Leaders In Wide Fields Will Attend College Commencement Graduates Prominent In Religion, Law, Education, Industry And Science Will Participate In Five-day Program At 100th Anniversary. BACCALAUREATE SERMON WILL BE DELIVERED BY DR. F. H. KNEBEL Freed of Murder Leaders in religion, medicine, law, education, industry and "science are on the program for the five-day observance of the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of Gettysburg college, May 26 to 20, inclusive. Tentative programs for the observance are being sent out to graduates, friends and present and former students by Dr. Henry VV A Hanson, president. In connection with the one hundredth anniversary observance, commencement exercises for the senior class will be held on Monday, May 30. The baccalaureate sermon will be preached on Memorial field by the Rev. Dr. Frederick H Knubel, New York city, president of the United Lutheran Church in America. The details of the tentative pro- —    ------------- gram follow:    I PROGRAM OF EVENTS | For Gettysburg College Centennial I Boy Scouts Samuel Bream, Pioneer 'orkc«TvSn seat Former Ambassador To Grower, and Dr. Stoner, U. S. Surgeon, Succumb     |-- 35-year-old Retired Veteran Surgeon Ex- Fruit Grower Dies pi res Following Thursday, May 26    j        —    By 1:30 p. rn—Symposium for med-    HENRY    VV.    A. leal men. Speakers Lewellys S. Barker. M , LL D„ Paul R Sieber, '07. M. D. 2:30 p rn.—Symposium for clergymen Speakers:    Joseph Fort Newton. D D, Litt. D., Luther A Weigle, ’00. D D . Litt. D, Ph. D ; Marion J. Kline 93, D D 4:00 p. rn—Baseball. University of Pennsylvania vs. Gettysburg, Nixon field 6:30 p. rn—Organization dinners, list: Phi Beta Kappa in tenth anniversary dinner, speaker Clark Sutherland Northrup, Ph D, president of Phi Beta Kappa etc. 8:00 p m —Owl and Nightingale production. 10:00 p. rn.—Recommended time for fraternity dances. Friday, May 27 9:30 a rn.--Academic procession Faculty, trustees candidates for honorary degrees invited guests etc 10:00 a rn—Centennial celebration. Memorial field. These exerts will include the presentation k invited guests and delegates; listings from th- United States) Nlj vvj(|t. observance Of I and Pennsylvania state departments HENRY W. A. HANSON The most serious business of our day is the making ut real men out of real boys by a real program that works. This is essentially the task undertaken by the Boy Scout movement. The Boy Scouts number more than two millions They are found in 73 countries of the world The present celebration is therefore just another link binding the nations of the world closer together I am proud of the splendid way in which our own community is supporting the Boy Scout movement. I not know Low make a better Investment of interest, affection or funds than m this important world movement for our boys. Astociated Edward Allen. Philadelphia sorb ty youth, in court at Norristown, when the jury of ten men and two women returned a verdict of After Illness Of Five Weeks. Samuel Bream. 85 years of age. pioneer commercial apple grower, died at the home of his son and (laughter-in-law Mr. and Mrs. FU -more M. Bream, near Biglerville, Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from a complication of diseases. He had been ill for five weeks. The deceased was born in Butler township, a son of the late William and Harriet <Myers) Bream, and lived practically his entire life in the vicinity of Biglerville. He was recognized throughout the county as one of the pioneer fruit growers entering that business 35 years ago. Eleven years later he retired from the fruit growing business and his | son took over his father’s interests i continuing in that capacity. Mr. Bream was a school director Stroke Of Paralysis, Sunday. Dr. George VV. Stoner. 78. for . of Butler township for many years guilty" to the charge of murdering and was active ln the Lutheran church of Biglerville. He was su pra ne is night. Donaldson. late Saturday $1,474 RAISED FOR AMBULANCE Committee Needs $12B Before New $1,600 Vehicle Can IU* Purchased. SCOUTS REPEAT OATH TONIGHT of education, and from the Association of Pennsylvania College Presidents; an address by James R Angel!. Litt. D , LL D Ph. D.. president of Yale University, and the awarding of honorary degrees 12*30 p. rn —Luncheon for invited guests and patrons of the college. Admission by ticket only. Academy building.    I 2 30 p rn—Symposium for lawyers Speakers:    To    be    announced later 4:00 p. rn—Baseball. Alumni All-Star vs varsity, Nixon field t 6.00 p. rn—Recommended time I for fraternity banquets. 8:30 p. m—Alumni walk around. President Henry W A. Hanson leader. Speakers:    “Gettysburg    in the Field of Science.’* Luther P Ei-senhart, '96, Ph D.. Sc. D., from the steps of Breidenbaugh science hall; “Gettysburg in the Field of Christian Service," N. J. Gould Wickey T2, D D.. from the steps of Wel-densall Y. M. C A.; “Gettysburg in the Field of Humanities,’’ Jacob Diehl, 03. LL D., D D, from Glat-felter hall, and "Gettysburg in Prospect,” H. M Valentine, ’83, D D, from the portico of Old Dorm Saturday, May 28 9:00 a. rn —Symposium for scientists and industrialists. Speakers: Professor Roger Adams. Ph D ; C. F Kettering, vice president of General Motors conjuration 10:30 a. rn—Symposium for teachers. Speakers: Frank P Grave*, Litt, D., Ph D,, LL D, L H D ; Professor S. G Hefelbower, Ph. D (Continued on Page Two) 22nd Anniversary To Be Held At 8:15 I*. M. Additional contributions totaling $176. announced today by D C. IStailsmith, treasurer of the Gettysburg ambulance board, swelled the total contributions to the new* ambulance fund to $1 474. leaving a {a balance of $126 to be raised The largest contributor announced today is Hie Gettysburg Aerie No. 1562. Fraternal Order of Eigles, who J donated $100 to the fund. The next largest is for $15 from the Gettysburg Ice and Storage company. Eleven contributions of $5 each are announced from the following: Mrs Kate Hay Nixon, Mr and Boy Scouts of Gettysburg joined I Mrs C C. Culp, Dr H. M Hartman. with millions of scouts throughout|j h. Kadel. Dr. Chole Fry. J. Allen I the United States, Sunday, in the Dick son, P. W. Stallsmith and Miss : first of a series of programs com- Alice A. Miller, of Gettysburg; | incinerating the twenty-second an-^Dr. D B Coover, of Littlestowm; ' niversary of the founding    of the or-    j    Dr.    B. C Jones, of Bendersville, and I ganization in the United    States    Dr    Ira M. Henderson,    of Fairfield. Pastors of the six Gettysburg a cash contribution of $3 and three churches which have scout troops contributions from Dr. H E Get-preached appropriate sermons, j tier. of Littlestown. Dr. Eugene Sunday morning, while the Boy Elgin, of East Berlin and Dr. T. C. Scouts gathered for a union sendee , Miller, of Abbottstown, were anat which 'Dr G. C Bassett, head of nounct’d. the psychology department at Get- I    $i,600    is raised, the tysburg college, was the speaker. {estimated cost of the new' umbu-Dr Bassett discussed    the part    iance, the vehicle will    be delivered scouts are playing in the    world to-    I    ^    Gettysburg, ready    for service, perintendent of the Lutheran Sunday school for many years. His wife, the late Sarah E. Peters Bream, preceded him in death. April 8, 1909. Funeral Wednesday Four sons survive: C. W. Bream, of Biglerville; Luther A. Bream, of Gasport,.New York:    Filmore M. Bream, near Biglerville, with whom the deceased resided for some time, and Ely P. Bream, of Los Angeles. Eight grandchildren also survive, as well as three sisters, Mrs. W. F. Spangler, of Aspers; Mrs. A. C. Cronise, of Ftederick, and Mrs. E, D. Weigle, of Johnstown, and one brother. John M Bream, of Biglerville. Brief funeral services from the home of the son. Filmore Bream, near Biglerville. Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with further Dr. Samuel H. Ensminger, York, a former school director, has announced that he is a candidate for delegate from the twenty-second congressional district. York, Adams and Franklin counties, to the national democratic convention. He deciares that he favors the nomination of Newton D. Baker, former secretary of war in the Wilson administration, as a candidate for president of the United States. Dr Ensminger proposes to make a canvass of the three counties, many years prominent in the public ' or*c* Adams and Franklin, in his health service of the United States Quest tor votes as a candidate for government, and a native of East jna! lonal delegate. Berlin, died in the Marine hospital, Baltimore, at 10:45 o’clock, Sunday morning, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis. He had been a patient in the hospital for several weeks. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Stoner and was bom February 8. 1853. After receiving his education in public and private schools, Dr. Stoner became a teacher, and for several years he served as principal of the schools at Littlestown. In U. S. Service Later he became a clerk in a Brooklyn. New- York, hospital, and pursued a course in pharmacy and medicine at the New York college of pharmacy where he was graduated In 1876. Later he took a medical Italy, Henry P. Fletcher, To Speak Here May 30 Memorial Day Speaker Here SEEK $8,500 CRASH DAMAGES Action In Trespass Filed In Brot honotarv’s Office Following Accident. Damages aggregating $8,500 are sought by Robert Crone, Franklin township, his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Crone, and their 4-year-old daughter. Ruth, from Willard Singer, of Pittsburgh, in an action in trespass filed In the office of S. L. Allison. prothonotary, today, course at Bellevue medical school,!    ^• Mark Bream, Gettysburg, also New York.    j    seeks    $255    damages from Singer in Dr. Stoner's first experience as a )a similar action entered along with physician was at the old Seaman’s Crone suit retreat, now the United States ma- Accepts Invitation From Sons Of Veterans’ Camp; Native Of Greencastle. SERVED IN MANY FEDERAL POSTS HENRY P. FLETCHER 0. A. R. CHAPTER GIVESS25T0Y.W, rine hospital at Stapleton, Long Island, and from then until he retired in 1917. he served at several mamie hospitals in various capacities. Among the stations at which he served were Boston, New York, Buffalo. Philadelphia. Cape Charles, Virginia; Wilmington, Delaware; Cairo. Illinois; Norfolk. Washington, D C.; Detroit, Baltimore and Ellis Island. At Ellis Island he was chief surgeon for a number of years. He was abroad on several occasions studying the immigration services of various foreign countries. On October I, 1912, he was appointed senior services in the Biglerville Lutheran surgeon of the United States public church at 2 o’clock, the Rev. H. W. Sternat officiating with interment in the Biglerville cemetery. health sendee. At the 1911 commencement at Gct-v Continued on Page Two) Japanese Bombardment Fails Shake Chinese Positions To Kilt erf aim*d Wifh Washington Program At February Meeting On Saturday. Both actions resulted from an automobile accident on the Lincoln highway, west of Cashtown, on August 22,    1931, when automobiles driven by Crone and Singer collided. According to the statement of claim filed on behalf of the Cronrs, the ^‘le February meeting of the Get-three plaintiffs suffered numerous j tysburg chapter of the Daughters of $255 Damages    !Saturday afternoon at the home of Crone was driving a car loaned _ _    _r.    .    ^ him by Bream. According to the 1    ’    c    r W. S. Duttera, Balti- statement flied on behalf of Bream, mor® street, with Mrs. J. Ellis Mus-the car w7as valued at $265 before j Selman, regent of the chapter, pretty accident. Damage to the car siding. Mrs. Charles J. Knox was was estimated at $255. W. Clarence Sheely, Gettysburg attomey-at-law, represents the Crones and Bream. Misconduct on the part of tho Shanghai, Tuesday, Feb. 9 (AP).— The terrific bombardment of Chapel by the Japanese and the furious reply of Chinese guns halted early today with little apparent change in the position of either side. The battle around the Chinese native quarter until midnight had attained unparalleled proportion and1 day, and the value of their service within two weeks to themselves and to others. This evening about thirty local The contribution from the Gettysburg National bank is for $25 and C. E. PROGRAMS MELD SUNDAY scouts will give a demonstration of : not 150 a„ erroneously stated in Sat various activities at a joint meet- Iurcjay K announcement mg of the Rotary and Lions' clubs j         — at the Hotel Gettysburg at 6 o’clock At 8 o'clock, all local scouts will join in a re-dedicatlon service In center square, At 8:15 o’clock, in connection with their nation-wide service, the local scouts will repeat the scout oath, led by Robert West. 14-year-old son of James E West, chief scout, who will speak over the radio from statice WJZ, New' York A loud-speaker will be placed in Present 2 Plays For Benefit Of Church center square, and the local scouts will join with Young West in repeating the scout oath Two plays. The Whole Town’s Broke” and “Axin Her Father”, will be presented in the Fruit Growers Irnll, Bendersville. February 20 at 8 o’clock by young people of the Bendersville Lutheran charge. The ftoceeds of the entertainment will rn used to help meet the expenses of an educational lecture course which will be open to the public. Characters in the show, “The Whole Town’s Broke” include John Blamer, Nita Hildebrand. George Bchriver. Bernetta Quigle, Nellie Heller, Myron Brough, Edna Kline, Dorothy Conover, Harry Conover. Clair Dull, Paul Showers, Ronald Bream Robert Peters and Gwend-olene Gulden. Clair Dull, Edith Bream, Marion Gerber, Mary Lockner and Guy Beamer will be seen in the one-act play “Axin Her Father.’* The players are being directed by Mrs. Guy Bream and the Rev. O. D. Coble, Mrs. McCauslin Buried Saturday Funeral services    for    Mrs    Ann Eilza McCauslin,    who    died    last Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday afternoon at I 30 o’clock from the home of her niece, Mrs Edward J Taylor, Bendersville the Rev E J Croft, pastor of    the    Methodist Episcopal church,    officiating    In terment was in the Bendersville cemetery. Six nephews were pallbearers They were Walter Cline, Dewey McCauslin, Clyde McCausin. Ralph McCauslin, Thomas McCauslin and Melvin McCauslin. County Couple Weds Saturday Miss Florence Kissel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs J H. Kissel, Hunterstown, and Richard Flemming, son of Mr. and Mrs, Jonus Flemming, New Oxford R 2 were married Saturday morning in Red Lion. The ceremony was performed at Hie parsonage of Grace Lutheran church, the Rev. William C. Day officiating. The bridegroom's parents were the attendants. i Concluding services in observance I of Christian Endeavor week were ' held in Hampton anti Littlestown I Sunday evening. Paul Reader, of Gettysburg, spoke at the Hampton meeting which was I held in the Lutheran church, of I which the Rev. J. Harold Little is I pastor. Musical numbers were given by the East Berlin Lutheran orchestra and the choir w'hose members represented the various so-jcieties in the eastern district The program at the Littlestown meeting which was held in St Paul’s Lutheran church, of which the Rev D S. Hammerer is pastor, follows Bong service led by L A Kohler; piano solo, Miss Dorothy Bucher; scripture reading, Miss Marianna Lau; prayer, David Hammerer, Jr.; saxophone solo, Walter Wahle?*; talk, ‘ How C. E Trains Young People,” Ray LeGore*, musical number, Miss Myrtle Louise Stonesifer; debate, “Resolved that Moses Was a Greater Leader than Abraham,” affirmative. Miss Kathryn File Winger and Miss Rebecca Snyder, and negative, Dean Stover and John Hornberger; greetings from county union, offering and benediotion. the property damage within the International Settlement became heavy. Chinese shells, aimed at Japanese headquarters, fell repeatedly within the settlement and their explosion inflicted constant damage until the engagements stopped about I a. rn. So numerous were the shell hits to hurl projectiles into the city with slight apparent effect. Japanese planes also droned overhead although they dropped bombs only occasionally. Several Japanize destroyers nearby showed the effects of their constant firing into the Chinese defenses. They were blackened from stem to stern. The scene was dreary, cold and around the settlement police station, side. forbidding with clouds of smoke and fog hanging low over the ocean and the town nearby. Within Woosung there w'as little | evidence of civilian life and not a living soul showed himself. What had become of the civil population none seemed to know but doubtless most of It I lad fled into the country- the associate hostess. A feature of the program was a paper on “The Social Life of George Washington.” by Mrs. D. C. Jacobs, jury which awarded Ray Epley, i Th® chapter voted $25 toward the Grace Epley, Hayward Epley and drive for funds being conducted by Grace Epley verdicts totaling $1,604 the Gettysburg Y. W. C. A. in an action in trespass against Ivan “The Home Life of George Wash-Riggeal is charged in a motion for a I ington” was chosen as the subject new trial filed in Mr. Allison s of- | tor the annual D. A. R. prize essay flee by Eugene V. Bulleit and Robert contest open to members of the sen-E. Wible, attorneys-at-law, for ior &*** at Gettysburg high school. Riggeal. In the motion for a new trial, the attorneys set forth that ‘‘the Jury near the Japanese headquarters, that the police were forced to retreat into the basement and erect sandbags around doors and windows. Explosions had broken all the windows in the station and had torn up the ground around it. The police force had been holding their headquarters for ten days in the face of frequent shell fire but last night’s action was the worst they had yet faced. While the Associated Press correspondent looked over the Japanese positions around Woosung late yesterday warships off shore continued There was plenty of evidence however that the Chinese military was on the scene. Whenever the Japanese attempted to show themselves a deadly machine gun fire carne out of the Chinese positions. The Chinese army is showing a spirit hitherto unexpected was guilty of misconduct in the consideration of this case in that it sought from Clayton Hoke, bailiff and tipstaff in charge of said Jury, advice and information as to whether Ute defendant carried Insurance.” The attorneys also charge that “the Jury was guilty of misconduct In the consideration of the case In that they or a member or members thereof discussed this case with tile said Clayton Hoke.” Judge Donald P. McPherson took no action on the motion for a new trial. Young Gangster Is Murdered By Machine-Gunner STOC K REPORT New York, Feb 8 (AP)—A flurry of short covering gave stocks a moderate rally during the first hour today but the gains of I to one and one-half points were g«wally lost when farm implements and tobacco issues turned heavy. Young Captain of Rescue Ship Tearfully Tells of Sea Tragedy Henry P. Fletcher, former ambassador to Italy and mentioned as a successor to Charles G. Dawes, to the court of St. James, prior to Mr. Mellon’s nomination, will be the principal speaker at tile annual Memorial day observance in the Gettysburg national cemetery, May 30. Mr. Fletcher accepted the invitation from the local Bons of Veterans’ camp to speak here this year. The invitation was extended, without announcement, some time ago, but because of Mr. Fletcher’s J uncertain movements, due to the ad-1 vancement of his name to the London ambassadorial post, hts acceptance was delayed. Formal acceptance was announced this morning by the Rev. L B. Hater, chairman of the committee for the Sons of Veterans. Native of Greencastle The coming of the former ambassador will add considerable Interest to the ceremonies in Gettysburg, as he is one of the most widely known men In government circles. Mr. Fletcher is a native of Greencastle, Franklin county, where he began his public career as a lawyer and courtu jeporter in the early nineties. Upon the outbreak of the Spanlsh-American war he joined Roosevelt's Rough Riders, aud served throughout the war. Ai ter leaving the military service he began his diplomatic career in 1902, as assistant secretary to the American legation at Cuba. In a period of service covering twenty-seven years he rose from this modest station to the position of ambassador, serving in several countries. His last position in the diplomatic servioe was that of ambassador to Italy, where he served five years, resigning in 1929. Since then he has been chairman of the United States tariff commission, which position ho only recently resigned. Detail arrangements for the Memorial day observance have not been completed. The committee RE-ELECT Officer Floyd POLICEMAN Maurer, of the Waynesboro police force, and a former Pennsylvania state trooper located at the local sub-station, was re-elected an officer by the Waynesboro council to serve under Stephen W Staley, newly elected chief of police. Nolle* to HattU*<W!d Guide* :    Meeting Monday evening, aeven*thirty, fir* engine New York, Feb 8.—Six survivors of the fishing schooner Eleanor Nickerson, v/hich the Belgian liner Jean Jadot sliced in two off Halifax Friday, arrived in New York Sunday aboard the Jadot. Tearfully, the youthful captain Jean Marie Lavigne, of the Jadot, told of the tragedy in which twenty-one of thp Nickerson's crew perished. His wife stood at his side, crying. Frank B LeBlane, of Boston; his brother, Paul, of Malden, Massachusetts; Calvin Herndon, of Dor-cester; Arthur Burke, of Boston; Edmond Bulbine, of Malden, and Pat Feltmate, of Canso, Nova Scotia, are the men saved. The seas were lashed to a gale, snow and flying spume shutting out clear view ahead, when the rolling schooner loomed suddenly out of tile grayness, hard under the Ja- respond properly, tile captain said, to her hard down helm Tile wind was sweeping her on, and her propeller thrashing high rn the waler. At 6 45 a rn. the crash came. Only a few wrere on deck Must of the men wrere below rn cabins through which the steel prow slushed. Five men managed to lower themselves in a dory from Hie Nickerson’s deck. The tiny craft tossed perilously and water gushed through a six-inch hole in its side While the Jadot made a leeway, the men managed to get into another dory. The Nickerson sank quickly. The sixth man, Flank Le Blanc, •struggling in the wale-, was hurled by a huge wave into the boat wtih the five others After several attempts the survivors were able to board the Jadot. Captain Irving Morrissey, of the New York, Fob. 8 (AP).—Vincent Coll, described as the youngest and most ruthlt%s of New York gangsters, was mac nine-gunned to death early this morning as he stood in a telephone booth In a drug store. His assassin, with two companions who waited outside with an automobile, escaped. The biller, tile sub-machine gun under his arm, entered the drug store and told the clerk and patrons to “keep cool and you won’t get hurt.” He walked directly back to the phone booth in which Coll, his back jan(j Mrs. Paul Odrome and their to tire door, was telephoning. Coil s bodyguard made for the door and disappeared down the street. son, Junior, and Mr. and Mis. Earl Carey. The bus, which had to be made Without a word the thug swung    of Mr. Howe’s smaller truck, will the machine gun into position and sent slugs cutting through the thin partition and glass. Twelve bullets entered Coils body. Tile killer, with a menacing w-ave of the weapon toward others in the store, backed out, ran to the car and was driven away. Police said Coirs bodyguard evidently had betrayed him. serve as living and sleeping quarters I on the trip. It is equipped with j t ight berths, built double-deck style, I lias a four burner gas stove, the fuel j lur which is being carried on the outside of Hie bus in two tanks, a I basin with ruiuiUig water and other I conveniences of home. The water is supplied from a tank built over Hie truck. On each side of the conveyance are three curtained wui-dows. The party is making the trip south over route 17 but will return by the chairman, Judge D. P. McPherson, William L. Meals, Frank A. Way-bright and John F. Steinour. TREASURY BUYS HIMES BUILDING Wilkin* Office Property In Washington To He Used As Part Of Treasury Annex. Miss Helen Cope, Mrs. Robert P. Marsh and Mrs. Raymond F. Topper acted as mem bere of a committee to . decide upon tile subject for the es- | comprises the Rev.    ^    * say contest. Benefit Party Mrs. Elliott W. Cheney, as chairman of a committee in charge of arrangements for the annual benefit card party, announced that the party will be held at the Eagle hotel, Friday evening, February 19. Members of a committee appointed to cooperate with the committee making arrangements for the George Washington bi-centennlal celebration in Gettysburg were announced as Mrs. D. C. Jacobs, Mrs. Victor W. B. Duttera and Miss Ruth Hamilton. Miss Hamilton also was appointed to take orders from the chapter for the Washington bt-centennial memorial plates, sale of which the national D. A. R. chapter is sponsoring. The plates are Staffordshire ware, made In England, and depict various scenes in Washington’s life. Thirty-one members attended tho meeting. Nine Countians Leave For South In Special Auto Nine Biglerville residents left this morning in an especially constructed bus to spend the next two or three weeks in Florida* The party included Mr. and Mrs. Walter Howe, Mr, and Mrs. Robert Shalier, Mr. BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. James E, Stall, of Gettysburg, at the Warner hospital Sunday. Both mother and child are reported do- ! ‘*‘nist Un® .route to Baltimore. They mg nicely    I    expect to tour thruuah Fioriua wime Mr, and Mrs. Emmert C Lunge-Hecker, Gettysburg Route 5, announce the fellah of a daughter on Thursday, Both mother and babe dot* prow. The big liner could not j Nickerson, went down with his ship. are doing nicely. expect to tom* through Homa away. WEATHER REPORT Partly cloudy and much colder tonight. Tuesday lair and colder. Washington newspapers announce that after negotiations extending over many months, the treasury department of the United States has finally succeeded in purchasing from Joseph H Himes, formerly of New Oxford, the Wilkins building, one of tho numerous    buildings owned by former Congressman Himes In Washington and elsewhere, at a price of iialf a million dollars in cash. The* building will bo used tem -po car ll v to house a part of the Veterans* bureau, while ultimately it will form a part of the expansion of the United States treasury annex. It is announced as th1 largest single purchase made by the government in .several years, anti also as the largest Washington downtown real estate transaction in two years. During the months of depression, Mr. Himes had donated one-half of tile ground door of tile Wilkins building to the charitable organization which has been distributing shoes to needy people of the District of Columbia and he had declined to SGI the Wilkins btuldmg until he was able tv* supply Rim e for the charitable organization in one of his other properties, Registration Of Autos Increase Registration of passenger automa, biles in Pennsylvania is on tho in-crease but that of commercial vehicles is still lagging behind las1? year’s figures. On February I, there were I 179 » 958 passenger cars registered a*' compared with 1,171 027 on tile same date last year. 'The total commercial registration is 176,950 m com -pa rad with 177,724 on February I, IWL ;