50 Years Ago
From The Files Of May 12, 1960 ’60 In recognition of National Hospital Week, a front-page picture of the governing board of the Medical Center is shown which includes Bruce
E. Douglas, president; Brooks F. Smith, vice president; W. Russell Kendall, treasurer; Eugene Earley, secretary; Woodrow Strait, administrator; and Mrs. Beatrice Barmont, Mrs. Retha Glazier, Joel Knepper, Harvey Gregory, Orville Duvall, J. Wilson Sipes, Glenn Moseby, George Truax, C. Stull Baldwin and Gerald Biggs board members.
Borough Council awarded a contract for 6,000 feet of pipe for the new waterline in the borough to R.D. Wood and Co. of Philadelphia, who bid $1.88 per linear foot for 7,100 foot of six-inch pipe and $4.51/foot for approximately 4,900 feet of 12-inch pipe. The pipe will be laid from the reservoir west along North Street, south along First Street to the Fulton Manufacturing Co.
The McConnellsburg Joint School accepted the resignation of Miss Beverly Gaal, high school English teacher, and Mrs. Mary F. Morton, cafeteria manager, at the meeting on May 4.
A Chambersburg man and a local man were arrested by Chief of Police Merrill Seville and charged with hit-and-run in connection with two separate incidents of parked vehicles being hit in the boro early Sunday morning.
Carl D. Knepper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Knepper of McConnellsburg, has been elected vice president of the sophomore class at Tri-State College, Angola, Ind., where he is a student in the Department of Aeronautical Engineering.
Trooper Howard R. Parlett of the McConnellsburg state police substation has been transferred to Huntingdon and has been replaced by Trooper Anthony R. Pupo of Huntingdon.
Marriage licenses issued at the local courthouse during April included: Donald L. Fischer, Fort Loudon, and Evelyn Ramsey, McConnellsburg; Kenneth Reed Sowers, McConnellsburg, and Matilda Alberta Clippinger, Wells Tannery; Morris L. Suders Jr., McConnellsburg, and Nancy Mellott, St. Thomas; R. Thomas Kincaid, Hancock, and Caroline L. O’Shea, Baltimore; Elmer R. Peck and Joyce Bookwalter, both of McConnellsburg; Harry A. Mellott and Mary Ellen Stevens, both of Needmore; Eugene H. Rourke of Export and June R. Rudge of Verona.
The first figures release by the Bureau of Census from the current population survey show there are 10,511 peo- ple living in Fulton County. The “Were You Counted” campaign was under way, and a large printed form for the use of those who were missed is printed on page two of this issue.
Sgt. Robert L. Bookheimer has been assigned as recruiting office for the U.S. Marines in the McConnellsburg area.
The Fry Coal and Stone Co. of Mercersburg has been sold to the American-Marietta Co. of Chicago effective June 1. The transaction involved several million dollars.
Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Swope, McConnellsburg, on May 2.
The Pen-Mar Grocery Store on Lincoln Way East will close on May 26.
April 25, 1960, marked the 25th anniversary of the National Soil and Water Conservation Program. On that date in 1935, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed P.L. 46 enacted by the Congress, without a dissenting vote, to establish the program.
Deaths: Clarence Bain, Hancock; Harry C. Stevens, Rochester, N.Y., formerly of Wells Valley; Dr. Grover C. Kirk, Chambersburg, formerly of Warfordsburg; Miss Martha Culler, Scalp Level, formerly of Fulton County; Wayne W. Mellott of Needmore.
The marriage is announced of Matilda Alberta Clippinger and Kenneth Reed Sowers on April 22 at McConnellsburg Lutheran Church by Rev. David R. Hoover.