2010-05-13 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago From The files Of May 23, 1940 ’40

1940 ’40 Deaths: James W. Linn of Mc- Connellsburg;

Mrs. Richard Pittman of Todd Township; David Truax Humbert of Thompson Township; Mrs. Alice Maude Hess; Denver Leroy Fetters of Hustontown; Mrs. Grant Curfman of Three Springs.

Even though the new baseball team here, sponsored by the Lions Club, lost its initial tilt with Shirleysburg on Saturday, manager Eugene Chesnut’s batmen “displayed a grand ball handling that will put them in the top ranks when they get practiced.”

Licensed to wed: Harold E. Deshong and Helen M. Hockensmith of Andover; James W. Mills and Maxine Cooper of McConnellsburg; Eugene E. Hartman of Shady Grove and Isabel Williams of Greencastle.

Grant Gutshall and Margret Hershey were wed May 11.

Joseph Harry of Saluvia suffered a broken leg on Monday when the motorcycle he was riding collided wth a car operated by Lewis Fix, also of Saluvia. Harry was taken to Everett Hospital, where it was found his leg was broken in three places.

Secretary of Internal Affairs William S. Livengood reports that a number of employees in Fulton County and the salaries earned by them increased from 1938 to 1939. In 1938, 237 employees earned $233,500, while last year 323 employees earned $306,100. The value of products produced in Fulton County increased from $387,000 in 1938 to $459,000 last year.

Dorothy Melius of Hustontown was pleasantly surprised on May 18 when about 20 of her friends gathered to help her celebrate her ninth birthday.

Miss Anne Johnston of Morgantown, Va., is confined to the hospital there.

Beulah B. Largent, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Largent, is employed at Murphy’s First Class Beauty Shop in Harrisburg. Beulah won two prizes while attending school for giving the most original hair style.

Martha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Kendall of Websters Mill, completed her eighth year of school with a perfect attendance record for the eight years.

Another story about the new baseball team here states that all that is needed now is the support of the public to put this team up there with the old-timers, which boasted such names as Andy Oyler, Shark Hamil, Cap Henry, Alex Fraker, Mutt Fisher and many more that every fan remembers.

Daniel M. Deshong and Lena Mae Sowers were wed May 18.

Born: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sheffield of Fort Littleton on May 11.

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