The Gettysburg Times from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 20, 1963 · Page 1
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WEATHER FORECAST Cloudy with scattered showers Thursday followed by clearing toward evening. High 60 or above. THE GETTYSBURG TIMES Truth Our Guide--The Public Gord Our Ann ESTABLISHED 1^02 H"i'"r To GOOD EVENING Driving on superhighways is a little like Russian roulette. You never know which driver is loaded. Vol. 61, No. 276 Adams County's Only Daily Newspaper GETTYSBURG, PA., WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 20, 1963 Leased Wire Member of The Associated Press PRICE FIVE CENTS Procession To Cemetery Was Similar To '63 Event The parade that commemorated the most notable procession in Gettysburg's history has joined the original in history. There were many points of similarity between Tuesday's 100th anniversary parade and the procession in which Abraham Lincoln rode just 100 years before, but the differences were more striking. Both parades followed the same route out Baltimore St. from Lincoln Square to Steinwehr Ave., to the Taneytown Rd. and the "rear" entrance to the National Cemetery. As in 1863 the parade route was lined with crowds but 100 years ago it was estimated that 20.000 to 40,000 persons saw the procession. Tuesday's crowd did not reach those proportions. Near the head of the column Tuesday was the U.S. Marine Band, resplendent in their scarlet and silver braid dress uniforms. One hundred years ago the U.S. Marine Band led the procession here. HORSELESS PARADE There were other military units Tuesday but not as many as in 1863. A dozen sleek sedans carried distinguished guests to the cemetery from the square. Ona hundred years ago they rode in carriages or on horseback. There was not a horse in Tuesday's parade. In 1863 Abraham Lincoln rode a horse that witnesses said appeared too small for him and Lincoln's long legs reached nearly to the ground, people said. The 34th president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower, rode in the first guest car and with him Pennsylvania's Gov. William W. Scranton. Scranton's predessor, Gov. Curtin, was in the 1863 procession and had had an important role in the formation of the X'atinnal Cemetery here and in the planning for its dedication. OCCUPY WALL The stone wall that edges the National Cemetery now formed a convenient grandstand for hundreds Tuesday. One hundred years ago there was no stone fence and no tall trees towering beyond it. The cemetery was a converted cornfield and all of the trees have grown to their stature since the dedication day. The weather Tuesday was as pleasant as it was in 1863 and gave photographers ideal conditions. Thousands of photographers, amateurs and professionals lined the parade routs (Continued On Page 10) Crowd Attends Final Program Of Centennial C o l l e c t $352 For Town Decorations Residents of the town donated $352 Tuesday night when the Junior Firemen visited from door to door asking donations toward the town's Christmas decorations. Thoje conducting the drive were somewhat disappointec when $100 Isss was realized than the amount given to Muscular Dystrophy a week earlier. However the youths making the can vass said a number of persons were not at home when the col lection was made and those missed are asked to send their contributions toward the Christmas lights to either the Junior Firemen at the engine house, E Middle St., or to the Retail Merchants. Post Office Box 292 Gettysburg. CIVIL WAR UNIT HOLDS SERVICE AT MONUMENT Members of the District of Columbia Civil War Centennial Commission Tuesday morning sponsored a special commemorative service in observance of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in the National Cemetery. Capt. Eugene H. Breitenber-;, troop information officer, Mil'- tary District of Washington. U.S. Army, told the group, "Vigilance, action, bravery and education are still needed to guard our precious way of hfe." He cautioned listeners to avoid secret animosities that divide family and nation and. instead, "rear oui ciiiluien lo ue Americans." He said that the work and dreams of Lincoln "still remain unfinished." 100 years later. "We must take pride in our own heritage, race, religion, person and belief, and then we shall remain free to develop our talents and bend our thoughts to meet the main requirements of Hfe--to fight . . . without deviating from freedom's purpose. In due time." he concluded, "we shall receive our just rewards." Chairman Paul J. Sedgwick was in charge of the program, which included placement of a wreath at the U. S. monument in behalf of the city of Washington. TRAIN GUTS CAR IN HALF; DRIVER LIVES Bruce C. Enuis 22, of Dover, Del., a Dickinson Law School student, escaped with relatively minor injuries Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock when his car was cut in two by a Reading locomotive three miles north of here on the Biglerville Rd. Engineer of the diesel locomotive was George William Harmon, 49, Hummelstown. It was the third time since October 31 that trains and motor vehicles have been involved in accidents in the county and police said that Harmon, who was the engineer in all three accidents, was not at fault in any of them. SECOND IN 9 DAYS Nor had they any explanation as to why the Biglerville Rd. crossing, which has been used for years without accident, should suddenly be the site of two accidents within nine days. On November 9 a truck and the train collided at the Keckler's Hill crossing oJ the railway on the Biglerville Rd. The other accident, on October 31, was near Aspers. Ennis, removed to the Warner Hospital by ambulance, was admitted as a patient, for observation. He was suffering from lacerations of the face and abrasions and contusions of the body and nose. The Reading locomotive, eastbound at the time of the accident, had $50 damage. Police estimated damage to the auto, which was headed south when it ran hi front of the locomotive, at $1,200. The locomotive was pulling 14 cars and a caboose when it struck the car F i n e d $100 For Game Law Violation Cecil Lester, 37. Gettysburg R. |5, was fined $100 and the costs Tuesday evening by Justice of the Peace John Whitman. Cumberland Twp., after Lester pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing parts of illegally killed deer and hen pheasants. Game Protector Homer Thrush secured a search warrant at Whitman's office Tuesday afternoon and later made the arrest. He reported he found bones of freshly killed deer and feathers from hen pheasants in the Lester barn. There were bloody ropes and other been LOCAL WEATHER Yesterday's high _ Last night's low . ... Today at 8:30 a.m. Today at 1:30 p.m. __ 59 _ 29 _ 36 _ 5 4 indications game had dressed there, he said. The investigation came after the game protector had been called to the vicinity of the Lester home on several occasions on which deer had been killed by cars on the highway. By the time the game protector arrived the carcasses had disappeared. In one instance the deer was lying by the roadside but when Thrush drove onto a place to turn his I j^, auto, the carcass vanished. C o u p l e Observes 62nd Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Weikert, J241 Steinwehr Ave., are observ- I ing their 62nd wedding anniver- jsary today at their home without fairly good health. They were married on this date in 1901 in the United Brethren ! parsonage here by the late Rev. j L. C. Smiley. Mr. Weikert is a ! retired machinist. His wife is the former Mamie C. Frazer. They have lived all their married life in Gettysburg excepting for two years in Harney. Three of their four children are living: Mrs. J. G. Lynch, Houston, Tex.; Mrs. L. B. Lampert, Camp Hill, and Bernard, at home. Laud Lincoln Century After ftorliratinn Of MAYOR WEAVER IS PRESIDENT OF L I N C O L N FELLOWSHIP Mayor William G. Weaver was elected president of the Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania at its annual dinner meeting Tuesday at the Hotel Gettys- jurg and pledged the organization to "continue to commemorate this day on which Lincoln spoke to the world in dedicating our National Cemetery." The occasion marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Lincoln Fellowship during the 75th anniversary of :he Battle of Gettysburg and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Jeneral Milton G Baker, chairman of the centennial observance commission, noted that he had been here 25 years ago as commander of the 10,000 troops gathered for that occasion, and said the 100th anniversary commission had hosted the dinner or the fellowship "as a 25th birthday party" for the Lincoln group. Col. Weaver, who had been vice president of the fellowship 'or the last year, presided in the absence of fellowship president, Chester S. Shriver who was called away from the meet- ng by business. OTHER OFFICERS Joseph C. Feagley, Lancaster, was elected vice president; Mrs. !. A. Lediard, Gettysburg R. 6, secretary; Attorney John A. MacPhail, treasurer; Dr. Frederick S. Klein Lancaster, his- orian; Miles H. Keiffer, Man- icim, archivist and Kittridge Wing, Chester S. Shriver, Dr. Charles Glatfelter and Lawrence Welker, of Shippensburg, direc- ors. Weaver, noting that "follow- ng Chester Shriver is a chal- l enge." praised the outgoing secretary. Mrs. Sewell Kapp for icr m;»ny years of "devoted anr", excellent service to the f el- Former President Eisenhower (behind podium) was given a standing ovation when he was introduced at exercises in the National Cemetery Tuesday afternoon. From the left are Miss Marian Anderson; Chief Justice Bell of the state Supreme Court; Gen. Milton G. Baker, chairman of the State Commission; Senator Hawbakcr, Mercersburg; Gen. Eisenhower; Gov. William W. Scranton; Lt. Gov. Shafer; E. Washington Rhodes; Rev. Fr. Joseph P. Kealy. (Lane Studio) 10,000 Are Thrilled And Emotionally Moved During Program In Hallowed Area BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS At Warner Hospita! Mr. and Mrs. Eugene R. Funt Sr., McKnightstown, son. today. Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Swope Jr.. R. 4. son, today. Mr. and Mrs. Marlin R. Cornman. York Springs R. 1, son, today. Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Martin. R. 1, daughter, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne R. Shoemaker, 61 Stevens St., daughter, Tuesday. At Hanover Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Stephen J. Liv e l s b e r g e r . McSherrystown. daughter, Tuesday. Mr, and Mrs. James E. Carbaugh, New Oxford R. 1. daughter, Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Botterbusch, New Oxford, son, Monday. owship.' 1 Mrs. Heiiry Luhrs, widow of he first president of the fellowship, was introduced. A telegram from Mayor Robert Wagner, of New York, brought to he meeting by Mrs. Adele Gutman Nathan, was read. Mayor Wagner extended greetings of New York noting that troops rom that city were in the procession for Lincoln at Gettys- *trT o f*r*rttitT**» 2** rt LAND IS PRESENTED . It was difficult to remember, Tuesday afternoon, amid the brilliance and excitement of the parade and the event spre- c e d i n g the commemorative ceremonies in the National Cemetery, the somberness of 100 years ago when, according to reports, "the stench of war dead" still clung to the air over Gettysburg. But there were many moments when those in the audience swallowed hard several times as lumps arose in their throats . . . and there were obvious glistening of tears in the bright sunlight that fell generously and warmly on the 10,000 or more in the cemetery. There were limes, too, when the crowd must have felt that other eyes were watching -- other ears were listening -- as Lincoln's immortal words reached the audience from an empty podium following a dramatic introduction to the address by Justice Michael A. Musmanno of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. GIFT FROM SON An avid Lincoln scholar since his college days at Georgetown University, where he knew the son of the Great Emancipator, Justice Musmauno first presented Lincoln's Gettysburg Address before the Lincoln Fellowship in 1939, the only nonmcm- ber of the fellowship ever to be accorded such honor. He has since delivered the address 'hundreds of times ' Justice Musmanno prizes highly a miniature statue of Lincoln by Daniel Chester French, which was presented to him by Robert Todd Lincoln, who became a close personal friend of the justice after their meeting at the university, where Lincoln was a frequent visitor. CHANGE HYMN Miss Marian Anderson, who had planned to sing "Abide With Me" at the ceremony in the cemetery, was slightly dismayed to learn upon her arrival at the Fellowship luncheon in the Hotel Gettysburg at noon, that she was scheduled to sing "Lead Kindly Light." She expressed concern and refused the suggestion that an announcement of the change could be made from the podium. She insisted that she needed only a hymnal, if one could be produced. Mrs. Henry M. Scharf, dili- (Continued On Page 7) SAYS TOWN AND COLLEGE NEED CLOSER LINKS Closer coordination between Gettysburg College and community was pledged by Dr. C. Arnold Hanson, president of the college, Tuesday evening in a talk on "Community Needs" at the annual banquet meeting of the Chamber of Commerce at the Peace Light Inn. He concluded his talk by observing: "I am willing to hazard that this community, possessed of a remarkable past, has within its grasp a most remarkable future. It will achieve this when it determines what its future shall be. and in all this, the college shall play a real part." Saying that "there seems to be a lack of coordination in our community," President Hanson (Continued On Pag* 10) PARK SERVICE IS PRESENTED TRACT OF LAND At a luncheon Tuesday in the Hotel Gettysburg held in conjunction with the centennial celebration of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Bethlehem Steel Company presented to the National Park Service a deed transferring to the government five acres of land adjacent to the Gettysburg National Cemetery. "Bethlehem Steel Company is pleased to have the privilege of making this gift," said James V. Robertson, manager of community relations for Bethlehem, as he turned over the deed to Conrad Wirth, director of the National Park Service. "We deem it a distinct honor to make this land available to the National Park Service for the extension of the Gettysburg National Cemetery and the perpetuation of one of our nation's most revered shrines." $75,000 VALUE Robertson was accompanied by Frank C. Rabold, assistant to the president and manager of general services for the steel company. The five-acre tract is valued at about $75,000, according to Robrtson. Instrumental in effecting the land gift was Congressman George A. Goodling, of the Adams-York-Cumberland District, through whose interest the project was initiated. Host at the luncheon was the Gettysburg Centennial Commission, of which Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is honorary chair man. It was given for the Lincoln Fellowship in honor of the fellowship's 25th anniversary and to commemorate President Lincoln's Address. St. James Women To Elect Thursday The Lutheran Church Women of St. James Lutheran Church will hold their annual business meeting in the church dining room Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock. [Election and installation of officers, reassignment of circle the Dr. Frederick Tilberg read the report of the nominating commit(Continued On Page 10) Scout Court Of Honor Thursday Boy Scout Troop 89, York Springs, will hold a court of honor Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the Scout cabin at York Springs. The public is invited to attend the session, according to Melvin Prosser. Joseph Sunbury, Black Walnut District Committee official will be the speaker. Saturday the members of Troop 89 will hold a paper drive in the York Springs area starting at 8 o'clock in the morning. Residents are asked to place waste paper on porches or sidewalks for the Scouts to pick up. Castroites Stage Riot In Caracas; 19 Are Dead, 70 Wounded, 100 Jailed By PAUL FINCH CARACAS, Venezuela (AP)Venezuela's worst day of terrorism years ended T u e s d a y night with 19 persons dead in Caracas, 70 wounded and more than 100 terrorists arrested. Army units in armored cars and National Guardsmen were called out as the Castroite-Com- munist opponents of President Romulo Betancourt intensified their campaign to disrupt the Dec. 1 presidential elections. Increased terrorism also was reported from cities in the interior. BYSTANDERS INJURED Many of the casualties in Caracas were bystanders caught in the crossfire between government forces and terrorist snipers. The dcyear-old terrori year-old terrorist whose legs were tattooed with a hammer and sickle. Firing centered in the workers' districts on the outskirts of the city. Unions defied a general strike order from the Red-line Armed Forces of National Liberation. But shootings, bombings and telephone threats to merchants had a paralyzing effect in the capital. SCHOOLS CLOSED Schools for American children were closed. There were no reports of American casualties. Betancourt hopes to become Venezuela's first democratically elected president to serve out a five-year term. His term ends next March. The constitution prohibits Betancourt from succeeding himself. But his Democratic Action party's candidate, Raul Leoni, is virtually assured of defeating his six opponents in the presidential race. GBPA ELECTS JOHN GOBAUGH TO PRESIDENCY John J. Cobaugh. Harrisburg, was elected president of the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association, at the organization meeting of the board of directors, held Tuesday evening in the office of the association in the Weaver building. Dr. Theodore Whitfield, a member of the faculty of Western Maryland College, Westminster, was elected vice president; Dr. Robert L. Bloom, Gettysburg College, was reelected secretary, and Henry M. Scharf, Gettysburg, was continued as treasurer. At the annual membership meeting held the same evening Lt. Col. William M. Haller, now stationed in Europe; Robert D. Hoffsommer, Harrisburg; Scott A. Trexler Sr., Allentown; Fritz S. Updyke, Rome, N. Y.; David E. Wagonseller Jr., Lancaster; Dr. Frederick Tilberg and G. Henry Roth, both of Gettysburg, were elected directors. The officers are also directors of the association. SUCCEEDS HALLER Cobaugh previously served as president of the association. He succeeds Lt. Col. Haller as president for the second time. Col. Haller was the first president of the association and vacated the office when he was assigned to active duty in southeast Asia. He was again elected president last year but his term was again interrupted because of active duty assignment to Germany in which interim his place was taken by Hoffsommer, the vice president. In his report for the year, Hoffsommer, acting president, said the association in the course of its existence had transferred to the United States of America or is in the process of transferring an aggregate of better than $90,000 of land. SacredGround Under a bright and warm sun, on a warm November afternoon, more than 10,000 gathered Tuesday in the Gettysburg National Cemetery for services marking the 100th anniversary of Lincoln's dedication of the sacred burial ground. When former President Dwight D. Eisenhower rededicated the area, the scene appeared almost duplication of the photograph taken 100 years ago--the raised platform with the speakers and distinguished guests, and the great mass of people crowding th« cemetery lawn. General Eisenhower called on Jie American people to rally to .he "cause of freedom and equality for all." At the conclusion of his prepared address the former President put away his glasses and added: REDEDICATION 'My friends, Lincoln reminded his hearers ffiat they had no power to dedicate this ground. So we, today have no power to rededicate it. But with the playing of 'taps,' the soldier's farewell, we can share the grief of every amily who has heard that a son or father or sweetheart has fallen. If we can but do this, we will begin to do our part to solve the unfinished business of which Lincoln spoke.*' The former president received a long standing ovation before and after speaking. For the ceremony the speakers stand had been constructed facing south near tine edge of the circular headstones marking tin* graves of Civil War dead. The U. S. 3rd Infantry, the Valley (Continued On Pag* 10) District Scouters At York Meeting The Black Walnut Boy Scout district had full representation Tuesday evening at a York- Adams area dinner meeting in Vork at which 196* plans for Scouting were made and goals for all districts were set. The local district Scouters in attendance included: Attorneys Daniel E. Teeter and Edward B. Bulleit and District Chairman Melvin Worley who attended the executive board meeting; Commissioners Paul Harvey and Gerald Walmer: health and safety. members and adoption of ...v, , . . new constitution will be items of! 1 *- Joseph Rllcy: traimn g- Stan ' business to be transacted, it was'' 6 ? Frock: cam P"' n S and activ; - \Jrs Horace H. '' cs - P au ' Hollinpcr: orsaniza- Waybright. president. At 8:15 the tions dnd extension. Josenh Sun- women will move to the sanctuary! bury, and advancements, Marto hear Dr. Frank Laubach. and shall Longenecker. then will return to the dining room for a fellowship hour. The Phoebe Circle. Mrs. J. Luther \Visler. wi)1 HOSPITAL REPORT Admissions: Mrs. Robert W. ! \ T - r t i n R . 1 ; \Tr« Uypo P . Shoemaker. 61 Stevens St.; Mrs. Robert G. Swope Jr., R. 4: Mrs, the devotional period and members of the Priscilia Circle, Mrs. _. _ Sadie Almonoy, leader, and the En-one R. Flint Sr..' McKnights- Esther Circle, Mrs. Wilbur M. Allison, leader, will be hostesses. A chorus under the direction of Mrs. Luther I. Sachs will sing. MARKET IS CAUTIOUS NEW YORK (APj-The stock market moved cautiously, with prices mixed and trading moderate early this afternoon. The m a r k e t was on the upbeat when news came that two large brokerage houses had been suspended from trading on the New York and American S t o c k Exchanges because of their financial condition. COMMITTEE TO MEET Gettysburg's Halloween Committee will meet this evening at 8 o'clock at the VFW home, E. Middle St. town: Mrs. Marlin R. Cornman. York Springs R. 1: Bruce C. Ennis. Dover. Del.; Mrs. Anna T. Blocher, Littlestown; Mrs. Helen A. Sanders, R. 4; Frank G. Dunkelberger, New Bloomfield. Discharges: Mrs. Ralph E. Purdy, R. 2; Roger E. Wagner, Gardners R. I; Mrs. Edward L. Warren and infant son, R. 6; Mrs. Frederick D. Heyser and infant son, Aspers R. 1; Mrs. Wilfred S. Hoff and infant daughter. Westminster. PROPERTY IS SOLD Mr. and Mrs. George Orner. have sold their house and lot along the Biglerville Rd. in Butler Twp.. to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin L. Weiglt?, Gettysburg R. 6. The sale was made by Lee M Hartman, local realtor. COLLEGE DEAN TALKS TO CLUB ON LINCOLN The faculties of the Upper Adams School District Elementary Schools were guests of the Upper \dams County Lions Club Tuesday evening at a meeting in the ligh school. The teachers were ntroduced to the approximately 60 members in attendance by the elementary school principals and were commended by District Superintendent Donald Hudson as wing "in my opinion, the best we have in Adams County." The ugh school boys octette was in- Toduced by Charles Yost, school principal and director of tfoe roup, and offered musical se- ections. TALKS ON LINCOLN Dr. John Glatfelter, professor of history and dean of men at Get- ysburg College, presented some reflections on Lincoln's Gettysburg Address which he entitled 'July in November." In his talk he developed the thesis that the nspiration for the Gettysburg Address came from the Declaration of Independence. Evidence submitted in support of this included the prominence of the date of July 4 in various speeches by Lincoln and the occurrence of phrases and ideas stemming from he Declaration of Independence -r. several speeches, as early as 1854, which reappeared in the now famed address of November 19, 1863. Dr. Glatfelter indicated that the opportunity for "a fevw appropriate remarks" by Mr. Lincoln at the dedication of the National Cemetery, an opportunity which came through a printed invitation which was also extended to otiier Washington officialdom of the day and which was discouraged by Lincoln's friends and members of his cabinet, was an opportunity which cherished as one in wtiich to reaffirm his bel'ef in me ideals of the Declaration of Independence. CHRISTMAS SEALS iijfctTB art QtWBESPlBAIOBY DISEASES EWSPAPERl ·IWSPAPERI

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