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Hershey News (Newspaper) - July 2, 1959, Hershey, PennsylvaniaHershey news vol. 7hershey, Pennsylvania july 2, 1959 no. 27 d. Paul Witmer retires after thirty five years As Herliey executive and builder july 1 brought retirement for d. Paul Witmer chairman of the Board of managers of the Milton Hershey school and manager of Hershey lumber products a division of Hershey estates. Or. Witmer retired after 45 years As a builder. Thirty five of those years were spent in a craftsman architect and construction manager he worked closely with the late Milton s. Hershey to plan and guide to completion Many of Hershey a finest buildings. And in his administrative capacities with the Milton Hershey school he has helped to build the future of Many a boy. Or. Witmer a graduate of Stevens Trade school at Lancaster has been engaged in the building Industry since his youth. He is a native of Elizabethtown. He came to Hershey in 1924 As a craftsman and estimator and in a Short time was chosen As manager of the Hershey lumber products. In this latter capacity he was directly responsible for the planning ii and a Maiai itis in of much of the chocolate town. Industrial recreational and educational structures As Well As a great Many residential and farm buildings Bear the stamp of or. Wit Mer s creative ability. At or. Hershey a direction or. Witmer brought into being the Milton Hershey schools Junior senior High school building. Hotel Hershey the windowless office d. Paul Witmer building of the Hershey chocolate corporation Hershey sports Arena and stadium Hershey Hospital Hershey laundry the Hershey Model Dairy and Abattoir. He supervised the construction of the Community building and was responsible for the planning and building of the Derry township Junior senior High school and the Milton Hershey schools Fannie by Hershey memorial building. The relatively hew Derry township elementary school building also was erected under his supervision As Well As the new Annex to the Junior senior High school. His work includes the remodelling of the Milton s. Hershey Homestead and additions and remodelling of the Derry presbyterian Church United Brethren Church and the Spring Creek Church of the Brethren. He is a former superintendent of the Milton Hershey school becoming the schools second superintendent when he succeeded the late George e. Copenhaver in that Post in 19.38. Except during his term As superintendent he served on the schools Board of managers from 1936 until his retirement devoting much of his time and ability to serving the boys in posts which included the chairmanship of the Board the vice chairmanship and chairmanship of the managers administrative committee. He was the third Man to serve As chairman of the Board of managers of the Milton Hershey school. At his retirement or. Witmer also was chairman of the Board of managers of the m. S. Hershey foundation having served on the Board since january 1, 1936. His service at Hershey included his directorship on the Board of the Hershey Trust company a function which Dat from 1936. Herded As a director of the Hershey National Bank from 1937, and was a director of the Hershey chocolate corporation since 1946. Long a Well kno in local golfer and aviation enthusiast a he flies his own plane out of the Hershey air Park a or. Witmer has diversified other interests. Among them Are the Mem cont nned in Page four the Bronken formula he has no Hobby Lois of interests feeding the goldfish in his backyard Pond photo at right is just one of the Many interests of Edmund m. Blanken of 649 Linden Road retired of the Hershey chocolate co Poi Ationo a printing department. I for one thing retirement for the blankets will mean travel and the Veteran of the presses and his wife Are preparing for a motor trip _ to Montreal by Way of starting things off. Or Blanken a retired life will be a Busy one. He has no hobbies but his a a interests include his Home travel photography fishing Reading working in his basement shop and piano other can also sometimes sit Back and recall his Many experiences in a wide ranging career in his Field in which he was formerly associated with a number of firms prominent in printing and pub cont nerd of flub Independence Day Independence Day our number one patriotic Holiday will be celebrated Here and throughout the nation on saturday. It is to be hoped that in the Holiday Bustle the people who will find enjoyment in the special Celebration will not Overlook the real and genuine meaning behind it. When the founding fathers signed the historic document declaring this country a free and Independent nation for All time that document became the sturdiest Cradle of Liberty Ever devised. Freedom and Independence born and nurtured in the new world has become the Light and hoi get for a it eople the world Over. Our own country has grown great by the application of the principles of Freedom Independence and human integrity. As individuals americans Are guaranteed free elections free speech and a free press Freedom in their Choice of religious belief arid manner of worship and the Freedom befitting a Urnari dignity. These principles were fought for and earned at the Price of great sacrifice. They have been entrusted to us and to coming generations by men who paid the highest Price. The guarantees of Freedom and Independence which we enjoy today Are As precious As life itself. Through their application since 1776, this nation has developed the strength and sinew of world leadership. But today More than Ever before the people of the United states must face up to great challenges. Unquestionably the strength and the sinew is still there. Americans will never stand by and see the foundation blocks of Freedom swept away. Their heritage of individual initiative free Enterprise unlimited of pier Unity and Independent thinking is far too precious to be Given up. Independence Day is thoroughly american and its meaning has remained Clear for 183 years. What our founding fathers began we will continue. Employees Golf is knotted four ways by Brent Hancock a four was tie for the leadership to developed in the Hershey employees Golf tournament following last weeks play at the Park Golf clubs layout jus Art garrisons no. 1 team handed Pete Gasper a no. 5 outfit its first loss with a 54-38 decision. Harold Kendig a no. 3 team remained in the thick of things with a 46-30 decision Over a wingless no. 2 team headed by Dino Diclemente. With the first six men turning in cards bettering 80, the no. 6 club of lefty Bill of Neal rolled Over Octavio Lalliss luckless no. 4 club 60-40. Eighteen men joined the elite ranks with medal honors taken by Harold Kendig with a one Over Par 72. Art Garrison and Guy Ramacciotti shot 75�?Ts. Gene Smith and Bill of Neal were Home in 76. Dino Diclemente and Dick Reese shot 77�?Ts. Tony Ortenzi John Lalli Scotty Manari Joe Kupstas and Bill Pendleton were in the 78 bracket. Harry Zimmerman George Boyer Carl Hess John Levens Ammon cont need of Fafe two Marine corps interviews United states Marine corps recruiters will be in Herliey every tuesday to discuss the corps program with prospective enlistees and parents the Harrisburg recruiting station announced this week. Staff sergeant John Herman and sergeant Jacques Miller will be available for interviews each tuesday from 2 until 4 . In the West end of the Community building lobby. Hershey news comm. Big. Hershey a. Bulk Bat u. S. Postage paid Hershey a permit no. 13 3547 requested if undeliverable

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