The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on April 23, 1958 · Page 14
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The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland · Page 14

Hagerstown, Maryland
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Wednesday, April 23, 1958
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FOURTEEN--THE DAILY MAIL, Hagerstown, Md. Wednesday, April 13, 1«1 Spanish War Vets To Mark 60th Anniversary Today Sixty years ago the United Stales wenf to war with Spain. Joday a handful of Washington Comity and Frederick Coup- ty veterans of that war will gather at the IJagerstown Elks Club to celebrate the start of the Spanish - American War. General D. John Markey will address the dinner gathering. What was (he Spanish-American War all about? William A. Tobias, a driving force behind t h e continued activities of the United Spanish American War Veterans here, has summarized the story behind the war. For the benefit of the younger folks among us, who are not familiar with the war, we publish herewith Mr. Tobias' submary: Cuba was a subject of, American concern for most of the 19th century. In 18S7, Spain, on American urging, offered an armistice to discuss autonomy, but 'loo --Jat« to appease the rebels. The battleship Maine, Charles D. Sigsbee, sent to Hanava in January to, protect Americans, was blown 1 up February 15, 1898, 264 men', 2 offiqers dead. Commission headed by Capt. Wm T. Sampson, U. S. N., blamed an external mine. Congress vot ed $50,000,000 for defense March 9. Its ultimatum, demanding that Spain leave Cuba, whicf ought to be free, was presentee to Spain by President McKinley April 21. Spain broke relations and Congress declared war April 25. Commodore George Dcwey with six warships, one revenue cutter, destroyed the Spanish fleet (10 ships) in Manila Bay : Bay 1, occupied Cavite, Spain 167 dead; U. S., 7 wounded, Spanish Admiral Cervera with 4 cruisers, 3 torpedo boats, reaphed Santiago without inter ference, May 19. Battleship Ore Richard Grumbacher Candidate for (he Democratic State Central Committee for Washington County The Central Committee is, by (aw, the governing body of our party. If I am elected I will try to help it become a unifying influence not a source of division. Published by Authority of Ihi Cindiditt gon made 16,000 mil* (rip around Cape Horn, joined the squadron of Acting Rear Ad- niral Sampson, May 26. Collier Merrimae ineffectively sunk at nouth, of Santiago harbor by ^eutenant Richmond Pearson lobson, June 3. Marines landed at Guantanamo May 11. Major ""eneral William R. Shaffer anded 10,000 men at Daiquiri and Siboney, including 1st U. S. Volunteer Cavalry {Rough Riders) recruited by Lt. Col. Theo. dore Roosevelt, commanded by Col. Leonard Wood. .Brig. Gen. "i. W. Lawton, Brig. Gen. Adna R. Chaffce with 6,654 men at- acked El Caney, defended by iOO Spaniards, July i. Maj. Gen. Jos. Wheeler, Brig. Gen. J. F. Kent carried San Juan bill with 8,336 same day. Admiral Cervera's fleet left lantiago harbor July 3, was de stroyed by ships of Acting Rear Admiral Sampson and Commodore Winfield S. Schley; 353 Spaniards killed, 151 wounded; American killed. Santiago surrendered July 17. Maj. Gen. kelson A. Miles took Puerto Rico July 25-28. Armistice signed August 12, Peace treaty sign 3d in Paris, December 10, eliminated Spain from lands discovered by .Columbus. U. S. acquired Puerto Rico, Guam and Philippines, paying $20,000,000 for all Spanish claims in latter; guaranteed Cuban independence. LT. S. exercised supervision over Cuba until 1934; granted Philippine independence July 4, 1946. Totals for U. S. Army, Enrolled, 274,717; killed, 290; died of disease, 2.565. Area Scout Will Get Eagle Rank Explorer Scout Philip Keiffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Keiffer, Route 1 Mercersburg, Pa. will be given the high Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor in the Sunday School rooms at St. John's Lutheran Church in Mercersburg tomorrow evening at 7:30 o'clock. Phillip is only the fifth Scout in the Mercersburg area to receive the Eayle rank in the past 25 years of Scouting there. The others to secure Eagle rank were J. Robert Grove, William B. Grove, Jr., Davis A. Clutz and Thomas Heefner. The speaker at the Court of Honor will be Alfred S. Bendell, Jr., of Hagerstown, member ol the executive committee of the Mason-Dixon Council of Boy Scouts. Cubs, senior Scouts, Explorers and their parents have been invited to (he ceremony on Thursday evening. The public is invited. OLD M I D D L E B U R G HOUSE--An interested person living over the line in Pennsylvania recently borrowed an old snapshot from Ida Rummel, Slate Line area, showing an- old house at Middleburg as it stood a few years ago. At that time it was one of the oldest houses in the area and before its collapse was well over 100 years old. What makes the picture interesting is that it shows a Mason-Dixon marker, dividing Pennsylvania from Maryland, also an old chimney which was the only part of the house in Pennsylvania. Before its destruction the house was. occupied by Henry Burger and family. Clarence Burger, a son, still lives in Middleburg. A story handed down said that before the Burger's occupied the property, a man lived in the house who would hide in the big chimney every time any , law officers came for him because of.being drunk. Local Antique Cars Will Be, In Big Parade Five antique autos from this area will among fifty-two such cars in the advance division ot the Grand Feature parade of the Winchester Apple Blossom Festival Friday, May 2. Charles Kitchen, Sr., of Hagerstown, will have three of the cars while the other two are owned by Evan Smith, of Boonsboro, anil K W. Pearl, of Hagerstown. The ancient autos, representing a span of 37 years motoring, 1900-1937, will start tho parade at 1 ; 30 p. m. with the 1900 Success Buggy of C. B. Beard, of Middlebrook, in the lead. The ears owned by Kitchen to be seen in the parade are a 1913 Overland Touring car, a 1915 Buick Touring car and a 1931 Essex sedan. Smith has donated his 1925 Pierce Arrow while Pearl's contribution will be a 1927 Cadillac sedan. VODKA GINGER ALE Spotty Affair CHARLESTON, W. Va. Wl Mrs. Thomas Shrewsbury of nearby Nitro saw spots before her eyes, but there was nothing wrong with her eyesight. The spots were on her chil-j dren. All seven had measles atj the same time--Thomas 7, San-! dra 6, Joseph 5, Steven .4, Terry 2, Jeanette 8 and Sharon, 15. months. th s'tat'it nome in VODKA 80 and IOO Proof.Oisl. from gialn.Ste.plerrt SmlrnoFIFIl.(OLv.of Heubleln)Hartford,Conn. The Men Who Know Cars Best Agree on PLYMOUTH... TODAY'S BEST BUY-TOMORROW'S BEST TRADE Read what experts of 9 leading auto publications say about the great 1958 Plymouth MOTOR LIFE: "... Plymouth is the best- handling sedan on the road today . . ." MOTOR TREND: ". . . truly a high-performance, safe, sports-type family car . . ." DELL 1958 CARS: ". . . Plymouth's still the newest, cleanest design . . ." SPORTS CARS ILLUSTRATED: ". . . probably the most readable automobile made in America ..." ". . . extremely fast and responsive . , . moves with authority and grace . .." SPEED AGE: ". . . with its new engine options, outstanding performance . . ." AUTO SHOW: ". . . refinements have improved the award-winning styling, economy and readability." CAR LIFE: "Anyone considering a low- priced car in 1958 is making a serious mistake if he overlooks Plymouth . . ." HOT ROD: ". . . the number one full-size road car in this country ..." TRUE'S AUTO YEARBOOK: ". . . wildcat performance . . . comfort for Grandmother's trip home ..." All we .can add is: try Hie Plymouth yourself. Ask your Plymouth dealer for a demonstration drive. Then talk tmkcy to him about trade-in terms. You'll be pleasantly astonished to learn how easy it is to own the Plymouth further described by Motor Life as ". . . top in styling and roadability for '58--with exceptional performance as a bonus" 1 More car for your money today More money for your car tomorrow ke To Go To mmitsburg WASHINGTON W - President isenhower will speak *t Com- nencement exercises June 2 at aunt St. Mary. College it Em- nitsburg, Md. . Announcing (his Tuesday, the White House said the President id accepted an invitation extend- 1 by the Rt. Rev. John L, Sheri in, president of the Roman Cath ic school. The college is located about six lies from the President's coun- y home at Gettysburg, Pa. The invitation to speak at the xercises was relayed to the Present by Sen. Beall (R-Md). James C. Hagerty, White House ress secretary, 'said Eisenhower tends to speak briefly. In reply a question, Hagerty said he had ' definite information- as to tiether the President will re- eive an honorary degree from - college. Boonsboro House Sold A small house of IVi stories, attic and basement, on the south side of the Boor.sboro to SbirpsbuTR Pik« near Boonsboro brought $4700 when offered at public sal* in front of the Court House yesterday afternoon by Auctioneer Joseph Snyder. The house has a hot air furnace, garage, chicken house Virginia Dare, first child oi nglish parents in the New orld, was born at Roanokc, a., in August, 1587. and brooder house, alt* a spring nearby. It w«« formerly (he property of the lite Webster W. Stottlemyer and was sold »br Austin Stottlemyer, executor of the estate. LOBSTfRS SCARCI PORTLAND, Maine GB-Lobsters are getting scarce o« Maine's rock coast with » eon- sequent rise in prices. Dealers blame a rough winter, complic*- led by spring storms and fojj. (Where ike qood thinq H«pitolity, flfotlotH wrvlc«, wp«rb food ·!« lamavt rmdWent ol C?ltW! Honor. A*«rka« N (3 m»oli doily) Of European Plan. Popular Skip 1 ! f ^\ Son-Dock y«*d oil yoar. EntortolniMflr. 3 SO room. 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