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From the Vault: News from the Thursday, July 6, 1961 edition of the Press & Journal

Posted 7/10/19

Emergency operation performed to save life of youth in Highspire crash

A 14-year-old Middletown boy was still listed in a critical condition at the Harrisburg Hospital this morning from injuries …

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From the Vault: News from the Thursday, July 6, 1961 edition of the Press & Journal

Posted

Emergency operation performed to save life of youth in Highspire crash

A 14-year-old Middletown boy was still listed in a critical condition at the Harrisburg Hospital this morning from injuries received in a two-car collision in Highspire shortly after 6 o’clock Tuesday evening.

Donald Kauffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Kauffman, 201 Conewago St., who suffered a compound fracture of the skull, underwent an emergency operation yesterday. He was thrown from the car operated by his sister, Sally, 16, who received a broken nose and arm fracture. She was brought home yesterday.

Another passenger in the Kauffman car, Robert Willi, 16 of 709 Maple St., is listed as satisfactory although the extent of his injuries has not been determined.

Lower Swatara Township police said the Kauffman car was struck broadside by another operated by Lewis L. Leonard, 31, of 411 Swatara St. The Kauffman car was traveling on White House Lane, and the accident happened when an attempt was made to cross the highway on Second Street.

Police said the Leonard car was traveling east on Route 230 and apparently went through a red light. He will be charged with failure to stop at the signal light.

Both Leonard and George Hemperly, 40, of Highspire, who was in the Leonard car, were treated and released. Two others in the Leonard car were admitted to the hospital. They are Robert Still, 34, of Windy’s Trailer Court, who suffered a fractured leg, cuts and bruises, and Mrs. Ruth Koch, Katherine and Gilbert streets, Highspire, who was treated and released.

Four new teachers hired; five resigned

Middletown Area School System directors hired four teachers this week for the 1961-62 term.

At the same time, the resignations of Leonard M. Volk, instrumental instructor; Mrs. Toby Robinson, elementary teacher; Robert C. Brush, commercial teacher; Mrs. Dorothy Buffington, music instructor, and Jay Book, mathematics teacher, were submitted and accepted.

Hired to fill some of these vacancies were:

• Miss Dawn Louise Breu, a graduate of Lock Haven State Teachers College, to teach sixth-grade students. Miss Breu has five years of experience as a YWCA supervisor and summer camp work instructor in the White Plains, New York, area.

• Miss Linda Hill, Harrisburg, graduate of Pennsylvania State University, was elected to a high school teaching position.

• Mrs. Edith H. Bainbridge, a graduate of Elizabethtown College, was hired to teach sixth-grade studies. She has taught in the Elizabethtown School District for the past two years.

• Mrs. Miriam Gulley, a Temple University graduate, was elected physical education instructor. She has taught for nine years in Lancaster and Philadelphia schools.

School directors also hired Mrs. Ethel W. Biesecker to the position of payroll clerk and machine operator in the administrative office.

Children feted at lawn party

Mrs. John Holtman entertained her nieces and nephews at an “Aunt Dot” party on the decorated porch and lawn of her home, 140 Race St., on Saturday.

Games were played, and each child was presented with a gift.

A picnic lunch was served to Susan and Cindy Shank, Hummelstown; Steven and Nancy Adams, Eugene, Oregon; Donald, Ken, John and Paul Hess of State College.

Mrs. Hoffman was surprised when she was presented with a chair and crowned queen by the children.

5 girls attending Scout Camp

Five Middletown Girl Scouts are attending Girl Scout Camp Pine Grove’s first two-week session, which opened June 25 at Gardners. They are: Candice A. Kimerer, Susan Hampl, Dorothy A. Borresen, Susan Borresen and Karen A. Bryson.

Emphasis at Pine Grove, one of the United Fund Services to the Middletown area, is on girl planning. Each camper is a member of a small group known as a patrol. Patrol leaders are elected by each patrol. They meet regularly with the staff to plan activities.

Each unit serves 24 girls, or three patrols.

Two of the units have had star study expeditions this session. Miss Joyce Karakas of Royal Oak, Michigan, Pine Grove’s nature consultant, has been the leader.

Other headlines

• Kiwanis Club sets dates for annual fair

• 103 children receive Learn-to-Swim awards

• Pony League tournament opener comes to Middletown

• Local man hurt while working in Baltimore

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