2010-05-06 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 16, 1940 ’40 Deaths: Boyd Stiles Jackson of Everett; Mrs. Minnie M. Clevenger of McConnellsburg; Brady Sharpe Fleming of Clear Ridge; Mrs. Susan

Hursh Olero of Ligonier.

By popular request, the junior class of the Warfordsburg High School will repeat the play, “Under Western Skies,” on May 9. Taking part in the play will be Eugene Garland, Virginia Akers, Raymond Ward, Julian Shanholtz, Cora Spade, Billie Jane Covalt, Bruce Hendershot, Vera Hanks, Myreta Oakman, Pauline Smith, Geraldine Stahle and Howard Boore.

R.W. Tener of Schellsburg was elected president of the Lincoln Highway Association at a meeting at Bedford last Wednesday. This group is seeking means to improve this highway and thus increase traffic on it. Other officers elect- ed were J.C. Patterson of Mc- Connellsburg, first vice president; Edward Shuck of Clearfield, second vice president; John G. Eppinger of Chambersburg, secretary; and H.K. Frear of Bedford, executive secretary. Fulton Countians named as directors were Wilson L. Nace and Harold Welsh, both of Mc- Connellsburg.

At the regular meeting of the Borough Council on Friday evening, Lynn Bard of McConnellsburg was elected borough policeman. Bard, a lifelong resident of this community, has been a deputy game protector of Fulton County for the past four years and has also done special investigating work for the Game Commission. In addition, he took a six-month course in training with the Pennsylvania State Police in 1936.

The engagement of Miss Anna Mildred Knaff to Adolph Michael Woelper Jr., Irvington, N.J., was announced his week.

The local Lions Club has accepted the sponsorship of the McConnellsburg Baseball Club, naming this advisory committee: Thad M. Shimer, Tad McLaughlin, Robert Hamil, Eugene Chesnut and Kenneth Shaw. Chesnut was named manager of the newly organized club.

Monday was the last day for couples to apply for marriage licenses without presenting a doctor’s certificate. Since press time last week and Monday of this week, Harvey I. Raker, register and recorder, experienced a last minute rush, issuing more licenses in a few days than ordinarily would have been issued in several months. Licenses were issued to the following: Daniel M. Deshong of Websters Mills and Lena Mae Sowers of McConnellsburg; Stanley O. Sipes of Mc- Connellsburg and Grace P. Mellott of Hustontown; Merrill Bergstresser of Waterfall and Mabel J. Long of New Grenada; Daniel Rotz and Alda Bathalow of Knobsville; Harold Douglas and Dorothy Gordon of Hancock; Fred H. Dick of Fort Littleton and Roxie Downs of Mc- Connellsburg. Besides these, licenses were issued to 20 couples from outside the county.

The Bruce Paylor home at Thomastown was the scene of a three-fold celebration on Sunday, Mother’s Day, the 25th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Paylor and the 24th birthday of their son, Samuel.

Local firemen were called Wednesday to the home of Charles Glenn, south of town, when a woodpile caught fire near the house. Upon their arrival, the house had begun to burn, but only slight damage was done.

The following directors of the Union Cemetery were elected on Tuesday: Jas. H. Kendall, president; Rhoda E. Kendall, secretary; J.L. Patterson, Conrad Glazier, Wm. A. Secrist, Russell Kendall, Chas. R. Duffey, Cam Mellott and Harold N. Rotz. Elmer J. Seiders was re-elected sexton with Paul Seiders as assistant.

James Linn is seriously ill at his home on Lincoln Way East.

Marshall Helman was admitted to Chambersburg Hospital on Monday for treatment of a ruptured tonsil.

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