2009-10-15 / From Days Gone By

FROM DAYS GONE BY

This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Erma Gress Chamberlain of McConnellsburg, was taken in 1946 and pictures the Road School students: front row, left to right: Jakie Sowers, Bobby Skiles; second row: Lyla Ludwig, Nancy Kendall Richards, Pat Culler Horton, Betty Kendall Mills, Martha Jane Glenn, Alan Seiders, James Gordon (deceased), Beulah Sowers Fix (deceased), Jessie Peck Mellott, Bob Kendall; row three: Edgar St. Clair, John Gordon, Ann Kendall Harvey, Martha Sowers, Betty Souders Keebaugh (deceased), Erma Gress Chamberlain, Mary Bivens Elvey, Dolores Culler Souders; back row: Glenn Gordon (deceased), Donald “Pete” Culler, Dick Bivens (deceased), Morrow “Shorty” Kendall (deceased), Harold McQuade, Mary Lou Sowers, Martha Culler Gordon. The teacher was Mrs. Gweldolyn Regi. The Road School is still standing and is located about one mile south of Mc- Connellsburg along Great Cove Road. This week’s Memory Jogger, submitted by Erma Gress Chamberlain of McConnellsburg, was taken in 1946 and pictures the Road School students: front row, left to right: Jakie Sowers, Bobby Skiles; second row: Lyla Ludwig, Nancy Kendall Richards, Pat Culler Horton, Betty Kendall Mills, Martha Jane Glenn, Alan Seiders, James Gordon (deceased), Beulah Sowers Fix (deceased), Jessie Peck Mellott, Bob Kendall; row three: Edgar St. Clair, John Gordon, Ann Kendall Harvey, Martha Sowers, Betty Souders Keebaugh (deceased), Erma Gress Chamberlain, Mary Bivens Elvey, Dolores Culler Souders; back row: Glenn Gordon (deceased), Donald “Pete” Culler, Dick Bivens (deceased), Morrow “Shorty” Kendall (deceased), Harold McQuade, Mary Lou Sowers, Martha Culler Gordon. The teacher was Mrs. Gweldolyn Regi. The Road School is still standing and is located about one mile south of Mc- Connellsburg along Great Cove Road. 20 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 12, 1989 ’89 The local Jaycees are gearing up for their annual tour of the haunted house in the basement of the Fulton House. The theme

is “Gotham Hall.”

A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a mobile home along Lehman Road in Buck Valley October 5, leaving a woman and her daughter homeless. The fire destroyed the home of Ellen Hixon and daughter Anne.

About 500 students from the county’s three high schools attended the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce’s annual career day program held October 4 at Southern Fulton High School.

Pvt. Michael E. Golden, a 1989 graduate of Southern Fulton High School and son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Golden of Warfordsburg, recently completed basic training at Fort Sill, Okla.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Fix of Harrisonville on September 29; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Rosenberry of Fort Loudon on October 1; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schriever of Warfordsburg on October 3; a son to Mr. and Mrs. David Walter of Warfordsburg on October 4.

Wilmer and Melva DeShong of McConnellsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Heidi, to Gregory Akers of Williamson.

Karen Crouse of Big Cove Tannery became the bride of Toby Hann, son of Mrs. Teresa Hann of McConnellsburg and Lanny Hann of Harrisonville, on September 9 at McConnellsburg Presbyterian Church.

Deaths: Rintha Whiteside, Warfordsburg; Ralph Snow Sr., Everett; Pauline Robinson, Greensboro, N.C.; Robert Lynch, Golden, Colo.; Esther Schooley, Opeechobee, Fla.; H. Robert Bishop, Hustontown; Donald Carbaugh, Burnt Cabins; Thurman Divelbliss Sr., Hancock; Samuel Bivens, Mercersburg.

30 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 11, 1979 ’79 Many people have expressed disappointment at the forced cancellation of the Fulton Fall Folk Festival house tour this year,

due to too few people willing to open their homes to the public during the annual festival.

Children at the Child Development Center have made themselves at home in the agency’s new quarters at the former Hel-Mar Restaurant building on Route 522 north of McConnellsburg. Except for a few boxes to be unpacked, the move from the old quarters in the Penn’s Village Shopping Center was almost complete on Friday without any interruption in services.

The Glen Nel cocktail bar was recently reopened under the management of Mack Clevenger and Herman Thomas.

Engagement: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stevens of Needmore are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Donna Jean, to Dennis Edward Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Palmer of Warfordsburg.

David H. Carbaugh and Doris J. Knable were married September 29 at Needmore Bible Church.

Two residents of Fulton County were overjoyed by the opportunity to attend the Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II in Philadelphia on October 3. Mrs. Geraldine Cornelius and Mrs. Rita Carriero joined 44 others on a chartered bus from Everett. They were among a crowd of over a million people who waited for five and a half hours for the Holy Father to arrive and the Mass to begin. The high point of the day, for them, came when they were blessed to be among the few who were able to receive Holy Communion during the Mass.

Specials at the IGA: Scot towels, 58 cents, big roll; Banquet chicken, $1.89, 2 lb.; sweet Lebanon bologna, $1.69 lb.; Green Giant corn, 3 for 99 cents.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James H. Boden of Hustontown on September 30; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James Bradley of Greencastle on September 30; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles King of McConnellsburg on September 29; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Martinez of Hancock on October 1.

Deaths: Lily Hege Crouse, McConnellsburg; Leonard E. Berkstresser Sr., Johnstown; Mrs. Martha S. Myers, Greencastle; Kenneth Wilson, Houston, Texas; Mrs. Grace Shaffer, Mercersburg; Howard Hershey, Saltillo.

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 23, 1969 ’69 An area-wide arts and crafts show will be held at the Southern Fulton High School the weekend of November 15-16. Sponsored

by the Iota Lambda Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, the show will feature a number of acts and crafts demonstrations.

Readers are reminded that this is the last week in which to take advantage of the free offer of a 8x10-inch color portrait by paying subscriptions ahead or taking out a new subscription to The Fulton County News.

The annual Halloween parade is set for Thursday, October 30, at 7:00 p.m.

Specials at the local A&P: Ann Page candy corn, 49 cents; pumpkin pies, 49 cent 1 lb. 6 oz.; frozen orange juice, 2 cans for 68 cents; bananas, 2 lb., 29 cents.

The Gospel Harmonizers – two local musicians, Blair Daniels and Dick Miller – have announced that their second long-playing, high-fidelity record is now available.

Rev. and Mrs. Levi Hess celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on October 11.

Ella Mae Bivens and Bliss Leroy Pittman were married on September 6 at the Assembly of God Church, Greenleaf Acres. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bivens of Harrisonville and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pittman of Mercersburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Brant of Harrisonville quietly celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, October 19, with their family and a few close relatives.

Deaths: Gladys Mann Mellott, Hancock; Mrs. Julia Hann, Harrisonville; Julie Luann and Jodi Lorraine, twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hockenberry of Shade Gap; Joseph A. Piert, Waterfall.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Fagley of Mercersburg on October 11; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Foor of Six Mile Run on October 12; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Youtzy of Shade Gap on October 12; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Millard Bivens of Warfordsburg on October 16.

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 22, 1959 ’59 Kenneth Morton, Lincoln Way East, underwent surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Saturday.

Lynn Richards, 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Richards, fell while playing on Monday, breaking her leg.

Former resident, Witz F. Mason of Tacoma, Wash., has retired after 39 years service as senior plant engineer with the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co. He will continue as an active member of the executive committee of the Telephone Pioneers of America of which he is a past president.

Harry “Jake” Shimer was injured in an auto accident near Dallas, Pa., last Thursday.

Gary Houdersheldt of Warfordsburg fell from a horse on Sunday, breaking his arm.

Lynn Palmer, an employee of McCray Building and Supply Co., fell 10 or 12 feet from a scaffold while working at the home of Charles Mellott at Needmore on Monday. He was badly bruised but X-rays showed no bones were broken.

K.G. Richards, local contractor, is nursing a couple of badly mangled fingers which he crushed between a truck and an air compressor.

Dean Johnston has been elected commander of the American Legion Post 561; Raymond Johnston and Leonard Crouse tied for vice president.

The First National Bank reports total assets of $3,244,775.74 in its report of condition, and The Fulton County National Bank reports assets of $4,946,497.65.

Audrea Jean Morton and Neill E. Miller were married on October 4.

Fred Morton is a surgical patient in Harrisburg Hospital.

Specials for the week at Carmack’s Store include bacon, 33 cents lb., and fresh eggs, 3 dozen for 99 cents.

Death: Ruth Mellott of Defiance, Pa.

Serviceman Glenn Layton is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga.

Edgar C. Hann was named crew leader for the 1959 Census of Agriculture by the Census Bureau, for the census taking of Fulton and Bedford County farms, which starts on November 11.

H. Lyle Duffey and Paul Ott attended the regional campaign meeting of the March of Dimes at the Sheraton Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., on October 13. Fulton County ranked fifth in the state for per-capita giving in the 1959 fund campaign.

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 27, 1949 ’49 State Police have arrested two adults and five juvenile boys and girls who broke into the Laurel Ridge and Bald Eagle School

last week.

Ellen Lee Walsh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Welsh, has been pledged to Alpha Xi Delta Sorority at Gettysburg College.

Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Glenn of Webster Mills on October 20; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hann of Laidig on October 24.

Attorney Albert Foster has moved his law offices to the building formerly occupied by Dr. McKinley on North Second Street.

Alvin Fletcher of Buck Valley has accepted a contract to cut a tract of timber near Rockville, Md.

Deaths: Charles C. Murray; Mrs. Frances Long of near Maddensville; Mrs. Jackson Hendershot.

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 26, 1939 ’39 Deaths: Reed M. Simpson of Harrisburg, veteran Pennsylvania Railroad machinist, who died in a fall down the stairs at his

home; Charles S. Barthalow of near Knobsville.

Local firemen were called to the Morris Warthin home on North Second Street on Tuesday morning when a gasoline stove in the kitchen ignited and fire spread over the stove and floor. The firemen were not needed, however, due to the fast thinking of John Gress and Christ Shimer who were papering in the house at the time. The two men smothered the flames with old carpets.

Creamed chicken, mashed potatoes, lima beans, coleslaw, cake, coffee and pie – that’s the menu for a supper the Siloam ladies’ aid will serve October 27. The price, 35 cents and 20 cents.

Death: John Malone of Mount Jewett. The local Reformed Church was represented the meeting of the Mercersburg Synod in Carlisle on Tuesday by the following delegates: Mrs. Kenneth Glazier, representing the Consistory; Mrs. Charles Spangler, representing the Congregation; Miss Lillian Grissinger, representing the Sunday School; Mrs. Harry Grissinger, representing the Mite Society; Mrs. McCauley Lynch, representing the Missionary Society; Miss Alma Gress, representing the Young People’s Society; and Rev. and Mrs. William Lowe.

Fulton County townships are scheduled to receive $11,046 on November 1 from the Highway Fund.

A truck from the U.S. Post Office, containing specimens of all issues of stamps from 1847, will stop in Chambersburg on November 6 and possibly in McConnellsburg the next day.

The small game season will open on November 11 this year and big game season on November 15.

Mrs. A. L. Wible left by bus on Wednesday to enter the Jefferson Hospital.

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 24, 1929 ’29 That McConnellsburg is not a place to carouse around in was proven to two young Mercersburg men on Monday. They were

charged and fined before Squire Chas. A. Lynch with driving through a red light, profanity, disorderly conduct and drunkeness.

Death: Mrs. Sarah Ellen Peck Roland.

John Wright of Back Run, who had returned from the Chambersburg Hospital last Friday after having ingrown nails removed from both large toes, was taken back to the hospital on Sunday evening because of gangrene threatening the right foot.

Orace Stinson and Amelia Cline were married October 19.

At the annual alumni reunion at Mercersburg Academy last Saturday, Rev. William J. Lowe was unanimously re-elected a member of the council for three years.

A wedding of unusual interset to the residents of McConnellsburg was that of our popular high school principal, Harold C. Welsh, and his return here with Mrs. Welsh in time to take up his usual duties on Monday being celebrated that evening with an old-fashioned belling by a couple hundred school students outside the Fulton House where the couple are staying, while the older folks looked on with mingled feelings of tenderness and amusement. The bride and groom bowed and smiled and the children were doubly happy for their exuberant goodwill by the presentation of such favors as bars of sweet chocolate. Harold Croft Welsh and Margaret Wilkinson were married on October 18.

J. Willard Shore has purchased three lots from Harry Hamil on the eastern extension and has already begun the foundation for a new garage. He plans to build a residence in the spring and a number of bungalows later on. His sister-in-law, Mrs. Elizabeth Swisher, also purchased an adjoining lot from Mr. Hamil where she will build a new home.

Recent births: a son, John Allen, to Rev. and Mrs. David Hollenshead of Northcraft on October 18; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Bain Jr. of Ayr Township on October 13; a son to Mr. and Mr. Marl Garlock of Todd Township on October 12.

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