Adams County News from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on June 12, 1915 · Page 5
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Adams County News from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania · Page 5

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Saturday, June 12, 1915
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SIXTY GRADUATES GIVEN DIPLOMAS flJI AM __ M _ BA B^^BVAMA B^AMl^WlML^ U_AM ·MOfaff OvOjiCfS HBUliMl t ^^H MM tf bpHatiM. Mm iMl ovwo^v w With the conferring of degrees and the awarding of diplomas, the eighty third commencement of Gettysburg College came to a close Wednesday, sixty Seniors completing their course at the local institution. Preceding the exercises in the chapel was the academic procession. It include the faculty, the candidates for honorary degrees, the Seniors and the members of the lower classes. All except the underclassmen were in the usual garb and the procession made a very attractive appearance. In the chapel the college orchestra rendered as the opening number of the program the "Triumphal March from Aida", the invocation was pronounced by Dr. J. M. Rehnensnyder, of the class of 1870, and the college hymn was sung. John H. L. Trout gave the salutatory oration, and the address to the graduates was made by Dr. Talcott Williams, formerly editor of The Philadelphia Press, and now dean of the School of Journalism of Columbia University. He endeavored to convey to the graduating class the important part that they, as individuals, will have to perform in this "World Work." The small percentage of college graduates who in the past have contributed to the direction of affairs at large was cited, with the admonition that this percentage will of necessity increase during 1 the next thirty or forty years, and it is the duty of these young men to be prepared to assume these positions. Dr. Williams deplored the present condition, which he stated could only be overcome by intelligence. He also suggested that the best preventive for war at the present time was the virtue of being prepared for defense. If it wei-e evident that a country wab in position to defend ^itself against any onslaught that might be made, the probability of imposition would tw removed. Dr. John Henry MacCracken, of Lafayette College, made the other address of the morning, speaking briefly, and the valedictory was given by Charles Gruber. The conferring of the honorary degrees followed, these men being presented to President Granville and receiving their diplomas and hoods in the usual ceremony: Doctor of Laws: Talcott Williams, Litt. D., LL. D., Dean of Columbia University School of Journalism; John Henry MacCracken, Ph. D., LL. D., President of Lafayette College; Lewis Muhlenberg Haupt, C. E., Sc. D., engineering author, writer and inventor, former member of Nicaragua Canal Commission and of the Isthmian Canal Commission. Doctor of Literature: Henry E. Harman, '85, of Atlanta, Georgia, journalist, poet; John Reed Scott, '89, of Gettysburg, novelist and historian. Doctor of Divinity: Rev. John Calvin Goddard, of Salisbury, Ct., eminent divine, writer and lecturer; Rev. S. D. Dangiherty, '88, of Philadelphia, missionary to South America and missionary superintendent in the East Pennsylvania Synod. Master of Arts: Professor C. A. Peterson, Upsala College. The honors and prizes falling to the students of the college were announced as they appear on page three of to-day's Gettysburg Times and the diplomas were presented to the sixty graduates whose names are also given in this paper to-day. The singing of Luther's battle hymn and the benediction closed the morning's exercises after which the alumni collation was served in Glatfelter Hall by the ladies of town. The meeting of the alumni followed immediately. Charles S. Duncan acting as toastmaster and a number responding. MCKNIGHT TABLET Tuesday afternoon the tablet to th« memory of Dr. Harvey W. McKnight was unveiled and dedicated in Brua Chapel. It occupies a position on the west side of the stage and contains this inscription "Harvey W. McKnight, D. D., LL. D., Class of 1865 Bom April 3, 1843, Died May 29, 1914 President of this college from 1884 to 1904. This tablet is erected and the Harvey W. McKnight scholarship fund is endowed in loving memory by 'His Boys' in the classes from 1885 to 1907." The exercises included prayer by Dr. Billheimer, the memoria address by Dr. John A. Himes, the presentation by Dr. Marion J. Kline the unveiling by McKnight Black the acceptance by President Granville, and music by Miss Reba Miller and the college orchestra. Class Day exercises were held Tues. morning at ten o'clock on the college campus and included the usual features with the history, prophecy, and gifts, the mantel oration and the acceptance. The exercises were largely attended. Tuesday evening a number of the fraternities held banquets or dances. Sigma Alpha Epsilon formally opened their new home on Springs avenue by entertaining a large number of guests at a reception and dance, while Sigma Chi held its annual commencement dance in the lodge. FRAT HOUSE DEDICATION Alpha Tau Omega's new $7000 fraternity house on North Washington street was dedicated on Tuesday free of debt. Dr. John L. Rothrock, of St. Paul, made a $1000 donation toward the building, provided the balance were all subscribed on or before the day of dedication and the other alumni met the requirement. When it is considered that this fraternity is next to the youngest at the college, and that its other house was completely destroyed by' fire less than sixteen months ago, the young men and the alumni managing the financial end of the campaign deserve great credit for their energy and efficiency. Dr. P. D. Hoover, of Waynesboro, was in charge of the exercises which were largely attended. The invocation was offered by Rev. C. W. Baker, of New Oxford and the address of dedication was made by H. E. Harmon, of Atlanta, Georgia, a graduate of Gettysburg College, and known as "The Poet of the South". President Granville, representing the college, made an address and Nathan F. Giffin, of New York City, worthy grand chief of the fraternity, had for the subject of an oration "The Fraternity's Mission." Music was furnished by the college orchestra. It was announced Tuesday evening' at their banquet that Victory Frey, Esq., of Philadelphia, a graduate of the class of 1901, would be appointed chief of Province Five of the fraternity, which embraces Eastern Pennsylvania and a part of New York. COLLEGECOMMENCEMEKT r.: On Monday the Junior oratori- ,al contest for the Reddig prize of 525.00 was held in Brua Chapel. The :ontestants and their subjects were: 'The Home, Society's Asset", Clarence G. Webner; "Shall the Home Stand?" Paul A. Weidley; "The .and of Dreams", Ottis IL Reachard "Triumphant Democracy", Percy Mehring; "Alexander Hamilton", James L. Park; "War", Jay A. Yagle. Tuesday evening of the week was gay with the President's reception and a number of class and fraternity reunions, banquets and dances. CASHTOWN" Cashtown--Owing to the heavy rains the crops are very promising 1 ;hrough this section. The t wheat is :oming out well, the grass short but will make a fair is a little crop of nay. The apple growers through this part report that the blight has hurt the crop. Peaches will be a large crop through this section, and a fair crop of cherries is expected. The festival held in this place on Saturday evening was a success. The net proceeds for the Civic League will be about $50.00. About $80.00 was taken in. * The State Highway Department las quite a number of hands working on the pike from this place to Gettysburg. They started at the old hotel with crushed stone and passed through our town which was much needed. On Monday, while chopping with an ax, Calvin Ketterman received a very painful cut in the kneecap which caused him to come to Dr. Woomer to have it dressed. He may not be able to do. any work for a while. McClellan Carbaugh, wife and son, of Biglerville, spent Sunday with Mr. Carbaugh's parents. They came in their new Pullman car, and in the afternoon they took his father and mother to Fairfield to the home of Edward Carbaugh. Rev. John M. Diehl, wife and little daughter, accompanied by two friends from Greencastle, spent a short time with his father and sister here. H. E. Riddlemoser placed rods on the house of H. W. Deardorff, and the P. O. S. of A. hall. H. W. Deardorff is grading his yard and placing a cement walk in front of and around his house. Sunday afternoon, June 13th, at 2 Children's Day will be observed on o'clock. Everybody welcome. HONORS AND PRIZES GENERAL FINAL HONORS Charles Gruber HIGHEST CLASS HONORS Charles Gruber Jwrier Ottis H. Rechard, Jr. CLASS HONORS Paul S. Wagner Sopaomcr* Henry Etter Starr Harold L. Creager Frederick R. Knubel Helen N. Musselman Ralph E. Harbold Herbert F. Wilshusen HASSLER PRIZE IN LATIN Ottis H. Rechard, Jr. With Honorable Mention Of Willis S. Hinman Andrew E. Eudisill PITTSBURGH PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY LeRoy Albert Grover P. Keckler With Honorable Mention Of J. Howard Reinecker BAUM MATHEMATICAL PRIZE Willis R. Brennemac Lawrence E. Host With Honorable Mention Of Lauran D. Sowers BREWER PRIZE IN GRB8K Willis R. Brenneman With Honorable Mention Of Charles L. Venable MUHLENBERG FRESHMEN PRIZE Harold L. Creager Frederick R. Knubel PRIZES IN DEBATE FIRST AND SECOND PRIZES Chester S. Simonton John E. Spangler Will S. Taylor THIRD PRIZE Victor W. Bennett Robert M. Laird John M. McCollough REDDIG PRIZE IN ORATORY J. Arthur Yagle With Honorable Mention Of Ottis H. Rechard, Jr. SENIOR CLASS CANDIDATES FOE THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF ARTS. Charles Wolf Baker Mary Louise Bayly Thomas Clifford Bittle Ruth Marguerite Brumbaugh Ann Elizabeth Irene Burford John Franklin Bussard John Butt Charles Paul Cessna Willard Herman Cree Paul Mower Crider Charles William Day Benjamin Franklin Derr, Jr. Carl Cheston Dreibelbis Josiah Edgar Eyler Frank Dean Gable Robert Edward Garns Charles Gruber William Roy Hashinger Archie Reed Hollinger Donald Fisher Ikeler Otto Karl Ferdinand Janke Lloyd Conover Keefauver + Benjamin Frank Kulp James Milton Lotz Hubert Luther McSherry Mahlon Steck Miller Viola Elizabeth Miller Robert Emery Mock Thomas Hay Nixon Paul William Quay Nina Viola Rudisill William Raymond Shank Helen Evangeline Sieber Amos Eli Taylor John Henry Leader Trout Virginia Townsend Tudor John Robert Wagner Paul Schleppy Wagner Frank Brewster Wickersham Homer Charles Wright CANDIDATES FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE. Thomas Gephart Arnold George Nieman Book Owen Lamont Fisher Edwin Luther Folk Adam F. Geesey, Jr. William Nelson Hesse Jacob Edward Hollinger, Jr. John Grover Houser James Franklin Kelly Stephen Henry Liebensberger Paul Lange Lotz Luther Kyner Musselman Robert Philson, Jr. Lloyd Ernest Schrack Clarence Raymond Shook Winfred Wenner Smith Charles Herbert Thompson Harvey Samuel Weidner IV ® APPOINTED Honored by the General Synod of the Lutheran Church. Rev. John J. Hill, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Littlestown, who was in attendance at the General Synod of the Lutheran Church, in Akron, Ohio, recently, was honored by an appointment as a member of the Board of Directors of the home for the Aged at Washington, D. C. ARENDTSVILLE Arendtsville--The memorial service that was to be held in this pl^e on May 29, but was postponed on account of the rain, was held last Saturday and was largely attended. The early planted potatoes look very promising for a good crop. Last Sunday morning about fifty members of the P. O. S. of A. entered the Reformed church in a body to attend the services. Dr. William E. Wolff with his family spent several days at Atlantic City last week. T. F. Hesson and wife, of Littlestown, were recent guests in the home of Rev. T. C. Hesson. Daniel Hartzell, of Nachusa, 111., is a visitor with his brother, Harry W. Hartzell. Mrs. Edward Raffensperger hag a force of men at work putting down concrete pavement at her residence. Mrs. George Knipper and J. O. Johnson are visiting relatives in Ledgewood, N. J., their former home. Mr. and Mrs. George Sauters and daughter, Delia, Mrs. William Weaver, and Charles Markel, of Spring Grove, were recent guests in the home of Mrs. Jacob Klepper in this place. Treva Weikert and Ruth Heagy, delegates of the United Brethren junior society, are attending the convention which is being held at East Berlin. of Phila- Horner at Gettysburg played championship ball on Thursday at Hagerstown but dropped the game to the Marylanders . to 0. Green, an Indian, and a former player on the Catholic University team, was in the box for Gettys- mrg and proved a decided success. He allowed only five hits, the .same number which Gettysburg secured. Hagerstown scored in the sixth when Laughlin rapped out a double, ook third on Hooker's sacrifice, and scored on Dean's sacrifice fly. Get- ysburg's hits were made by Hall, {ream, Mahaffie, Kelly and Oyler. By this game Gettysburg drops rom third place and Hagerstown takes second, Hanover slipping a peg. hambersburg fell before Frederick Mar- Martinsburg 4, Hanover 2 Martinsburg, June 10--The Champs ot to Traub in the fourth and fifth lining's to-day and batted out a vic- ,ory over Hanover 4 to 2. Settan was n the box for Martinsburg. Frederick 2, Chambersburg 0 Chambersburg, June 10--Peck, 'rederick's star pitcher, gave Cham- ersburg just one hit to-day and the eaders took another game 2 to 0. orner pitched for the Maroons and ight hits were tallied aganst him. he fielding of both teams was ragged n places. League Standing W Frederick 9 Hagierstown 5 lanover 5 Gettysburg 4 hambersburg 4 Martinsburg 4 BENDERSYILLE Bendersville--Miss Ruth Koon has returned to her home in Hunters Run after a week's visit with her aunt, Mrs. William Routsong. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Sheely, Mrs. Angeline Sheely, Miss Ida Sheely. and Esther Clapper were Sunday visitors at the home of William Bittinger, Cashtown. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Weiser, of Gettysburg, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. O. P. House. Messrs. Harry Snyder and David Hewitt are improving their homes by laying cement pavements. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Raffensperger and sons were Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Fraim, at Center Mills. Mrs. Wilson Blocher and daughters, Gladys and Ruth, are visiting friends in Littlestown. Mr. and Mrs. Hartman, of Littlestown, are visitors at the home ol George Freed. Children's Day services will be ob served at the Lutheran Church Sun day evening. Mrs. Humrich, of Carlisle, a patron of the Loysville Or phan's Home, will deliver an address Mrs. Wilson Raffensperger and son and Mrs. Ernest, pf Arsr.utsville spent Tuesday at the home of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed ward Black. Mrs. Samuel M. Knox, delphia, is visiting Mrs. her home, Knoxlyn Mills. Mrs. C. N. Gitt, who was in Littlestown, has returned home on East Middle street. PATRIOTS DROP TO LOWER PLAGE ^Him* WMS Slfttp HaMver Drops Mother from nd ties with Gettysburg, while Jnsburg took the second game lanover. Gettysburg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0-5-1 Hagerstown 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 -1-5-1 P. C. .900 .500 .455 .400 .400 .364 WILL DEDICATE KEY MEMORIAL Miss Seabrook will UnvcillMonument at Famous Author's Birthplace. Persons Numbered among the Speakers Chosen! It P, MRBEHENN TAKEN BY DEATH ·rave §1 wnmiy, HC tar Tana We* Koowo Cite of ·tttysbiTf, MM* it Ms HENRY P. BARBEHENN Henry P. Barbehenn died at hi» home, 218 North Stratton street, at '3:30 a. m. Friday from congestion of the lungs and dropsy. He was aged years, 10 months, and 22 days. Mr. Barbehenn was born in Germany on July 19, 1826 and emigrated to this country in 1858, coming at once to Gettysburg and living here ever since. When the gas plant was built in 1859 he accepted a position workman there, later becoming superintendent, and he held his positon for 47 years a'.ways performing every duty faithfully. He leaves five sons and three- daughters, Lewis Barbehenn, of Glenville; George W. Barbehenn, of Painesville, Ohio; Katie E. Barbehenn, at home; Henry W. Berbehenn, of Jersey City, N. J.; Mary J. Barbehenn, who is a deaconess in the Mary J. Drexel Lutheran Deaconess Home of Philadelphia; N. C. Barbehenn, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Annie Musser, of Gettysburg; and Edward Barbehenn, at home. He also leaves twenty one grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was for 75 years a faithful member of the Lutheran church. Funeral services will be held at the residence on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in Evergreen cemetery. _HARRY Y. CHRONISTER Harry Y. Chronister, a prominent farmer residing! about one mile from East Berlin, died Wednesday morning at 7 o'clock from heart trouble. He was seventy one years, three months and eleven days old. He is survived by two sons and two daughters. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence. Services will be conducted in the Hampton church by Rev. Mr, Garrett, of New Oxford. Interment- will be made in the adjoining cemetery. Gettysburg will take special inter- :st in the unveiling and dedication of he monument at the birthplace of Trancis Scott Key, near Taneytown, next Saturday. /Miss Frances Seabrook, of- Westminster, well known here, will pull ;he cord which will release the large American flag that now covers the monument, and among the speakers will be Dr. W. A. Granville, of Gettysburg, and W. L. Seabrook, of Westminster, a frequent visitor here. The monument was placed this week at the Baumgardner farm near Taneytown. In addition to the speakers named others who will be present to take part in the exercises will be Maryland State officers of the P. O. S. of A. and the ladies auxiliary, and the superintendents of the Carroll and Frederick county -schools. Governor Goldsborough, of Maryland, has been invited. Senator Penrose, of Pennsylvania, will be present if he can arrange to do so, which now seems assured. Pennsylvania will also be represented by Samuel C. Wells, past state president of the P. O. S. of A., of Pennsylvania, and Herman A. Miller, the present executive. Reports from everywhere indicate an immense crowd, but the Baumgardner Grove will be ample for ail. At the unveiling, as many as possible should walk, as there is danger of congesting the roadway with 4 conveyances; however, with the consent of Mr. Baumgardner, a reasonable number of teams can be accommodated by driving past the house", into the orchard. The address there will be by William F. Williams, of Baltimore, with a brief introductory by State President Seabrook, an invocation, and the "Star Spangled Banner." The rest of the speakers will be heard in the grove. The monument was placed on Tuesday and Friday, after which it was covered, not to be unveiled until Sat- WOULD SAW HIS BUILDING IN TWO Dispute between Littlestown Council ami Citizen of that Place Settle* when Carpenters Appear on the Scene to Take Action. visiting to her Mrs. William Biddie and daughter, "rday the 12th. of Chambersburg street, are spending the day in York. Rev. S. L. Rice, of Marysville, is spending the day with friends in Gettysburg. After five years of contention between the Littlestown borough council and J. Harry Mehring over the removal of a poultry house from Charles- street extended, which had been placed there contrary to the ordination of the street in 1910, the building has at last been moved. Mr. Mehring, as president of the council in 1910, signed a quit claim release to the borough to move at his own expense the building, part of which stood on the ordained portion of the street, preventing the full width of the street being thrown open to the use of the public. later on, when requested to move the building, he professed ignorance of his part of the contract, stating that he signed a paper but did not know its contents notwithstanding: that this transaction was recorded on the council minutes and he, as president, approved said minutes, and signed his own voucher. After several various promises on the part of Mr. Mehring to have building moved, all to no avail, the council on Saturday morning met in a body at the place of contention ordered Contractor Eline and his men to saw the building through. Mr. Mehring was also on hand when the carpenters started for the long roof a conference was called and the work halted. After several parleys in which the lie was passed, Mr. Mehring was finally convinced that the borough would not pay him $50 additional, the price he had asked for removing the building, having already received $75 for that purpose, and got busy, agreeing to pay the unnecessary expense to which the borough had been put. Some of the councilmen stayed on the job all morning*, until Contractor Crouse was secured and the work under way. The building is now out the way. Calico Dresn Not All. A calico dreas can now be bought for a few cents, but there are a number of other thine* that induce torn* ·e t» remain la the bachelor elaea. Mrs. Charles Ness has returned to her home in Lancaster after a visit with Mrs. S. P. Cox, Baltimore street; :WSPAPI:RI

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