2009-01-15 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 22, 1959

'59 Mrs. Amy Mellott and son Paul and wife will leave Thursday for New York City to meet Kay Mellott, daughter of the former Mrs.

Mellott, who is returning from Europe.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cover of Fort Meyrs, Fla., were called home to Orbisonia due to the serious illness and death of his father. Mrs. Cover is the daughter of Mrs. Ruth Cooper of McConnellsburg.

Mrs. Cecil Garland is a patient in the Medical Center where she is being treated for glandular trouble.

Jean Stapleton, well known to Totem Pole Playhouse audiences, plays in "Damn Yankees," the movie being shown at the Fulton Theatre this weekend. The stage production of "Damn Yankees" ran for three years on Broadway.

In renewing his subscription to the News, Frank E. Zimmerman of Chambersburg says he has been a subscriber for 45 years.

Daniel Winter left this week for Oklahoma on a business trip to Fairchild of Hagerstown.

A representative from the Department of Labor and Industry will inspect the McConnellsburg schools this week to make recommendations for fire protection.

A number of county farmers made themselves, as well as Fulton County, well known in Harrisburg last week by being winners at the Farm Show. Among them were Dennis Shaffer, Webster Fischer, Kenneth Gordon, Robert Knepper, Guy Hixson, Harold Rotz, Charles Walker, Harry Kint, Earnest Duvall, James Hollenshead, Roderic Duvall and Wilkie Mellott.

Chuck Tanner of the Chicago Cubs will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the local Lions Club on January 27.

Announcement was made last week that the PA Electric Co. has completed plans for the installation of a nuclear reactor at the company's Saxton plant. The plant will cost about $6,000,000 and, in addition, will involve an estimated payroll of $2,000,000 for the installation.

Two new directors were elected at The First National Bank at its annual meeting last Tuesday. They are Orville W. Duvall and George S. Grissinger. Re-elected were Merrill W. Nace, Harry Johnston, Lewis Harris, A.W. Grissinger, Ernest C. Harris, Albert Foster, Harry R. Brantner, Henry W. Daniels and H. Lyle Duffey.

The Fulton County National Bank re-elected all its directors, as follows: Walter R. Sloan, Levi P. Morton, W. Russell Kendall, J. Frank Alexander, Merrill W. Kerlin, P.B. Foreman and Elwood J. Mellott.

These directors were re-elected by the Hancock Bank: Omar N. Carryer, Fred R. Elbin, Harper F. Diehl, Leo S. Shives, Harold Douglas, Joseph S. Cox and R. Samuel Dillion Jr. The vacancy on the board, created by the retirement of Edward A. Little, was filled by electing W. Edward Palmer.

Teddy, a 40-pound shepherd dog, was stolen from the James A. Meyers farm at Warfordsburg on January 5.

Three Fulton County students received their degrees at mid-term commencement exercises at the Shippensburg State Teachers College on Sunday: Clyde Otis Booth of Warfordsburg; Harold Richard Largent of Mc- Connellsburg; and Earl F. Schooley of McConnellsburg.

John H. Barthalow Jr. and Frances J. Rotz were married on January 16.

These county 4-H Club members won prizes at the Farm Show for their sewing entries: Carol Bernard and Joyce Swope of Needmore; Linda Hoppengardner of Hancock and Jean Effland of Warfordsburg. Claudia Sheeder won an award for a decorated metal tray.

Only one county FFA boy won an award. Mike Miller of Harrisonville won with his entry of Dual wheat.

Birth at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Dale Souders of McConnellsburg on January 15.

Deaths: Alexander Campbell McKibbin of St. Louis, Mo.; George Scott Grissinger Sr. of McConnellsburg.

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