2010-05-06 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files of May 18, 1950 ’50 An exact replica of the Liberty Bell will be on display in McConnellsburg on June 3 as part of a promoting program for sale of savings bonds.

Having the honor of ringing the bell will be two lineal descendants of John Morton, one of Pennsylvania’s signers of the Declaration of Independence. The two are Mary Kay Sloan, 5-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Sloan of Zullinger, and Josephine Alexander Wine, 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Wine of Greencastle. Their descent from John Morton came through the late Mrs. Matilda B. Trout, wife of the late Dr. William Trout.

A surprise party was held on May 8 at the home of Mrs. Ruby Barnett of Hustontown in honor of the seventh birthday of their daughter, Linda.

Glen Knepper has been elected president of the Hustontown 4-H Club.

Carl Bain has been named manager of the Farm Feed Supply Center, located at Fulton Valley Farms.

The sixth and final name band for the current season at the Legion home will be a return engagement of Blue Baron next Wednesday night.

Something new was added to McConnellsburg this week when traffic lights at the two main intersections in town were put into operation.

Deaths: Albert Riley Mock of Burnt Cabins; Mrs. Virginia Gracey of New Grenada; Daniel Welker Fraker of North Dakota.

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