It will all come together soon. Patience is a virtue. A small poster in my Numismatic Library. “The first speaker and master of ceremonies was John Stanley Rice (1899-1985). Rice, who was the primary person responsible for the 1938 75th Anniversary Reunion, and for erecting the Eternal Light Peace Memorial, was a Gettysburg resident. He was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania on January 28, 1899. John S. Rice was a Lutheran, a Democrat, a manufacturer, and a prominent fruit grower. He served in the United States Army during World War I and in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. From 1933-1940 he was a State Senator. He lost a bid for Governor in 1946. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1964. He was Secretary for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1958 to 1961. He was chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party from 1959-1961, and from 1965-1966. He was United States Ambassador to the Netherlands from 1961-1964. He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign War, the Freemasons, and the Elks. He is buried in Gettysburg’s Evergreen Cemetery.”1 1. Adams County Historical Society. “Washington, D. C., April 3.—A house military affairs sub-committee approved a resolution today creating a national commission to cooperate in celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. Chairman Fraddix, Democrat, Pennsylvania, predicted the resolution would receive favorable reaction from the full committee. A delegation headed by Representative Harry L. Haines, Red Lion, Democrat, appeared before the sub-committee and urged that the resolution be approved. Paul L. Roy, secretary of the Pennsylvania state commission, for observance of the Gettysburg anniversary, told the committee between 2,000 and 3,000 survivors of the battle are expected to attend. He recalled at the fiftieth anniversary of the conflict, Governor Tener of Pennsylvania, invited the veterans to return in twenty-five years. ‘Governor Earle is making good on that invitation,’ Roy said. Roy, who was accompanied by C. A. Bixler, Gettysburg telephone company official, told the committee it would be unnecessary for the federal government to appropriate any funds for the celebration. Pennsylvania already has made $15,000 available. Haines commented on the movement to establish an ‘eternal light peace memorial’ on the battle-ground, for which the state of Virginia already has appropriated $5,000. Each of the states has been requested to contribute toward construction of the memorial, which, Haines said, would be a 100-foot shaft, on the pinnacle of which a flame would burn every night. Roy told reporters the celebration committee was experimenting with a device to use natural gas for the flame. While in Washington Roy and Bixler called on Senator Joseph I. Gulfly, Democrat, Pennsylvania, and discussed plans for the issuance of a commemorative coin for the anniversary.”2 2. The News-Comet, East Berlin, PA., 1938 Commission of Five Approved, April 10, 1936. More to follow.