2010-05-27 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 6, 1940 ’40 Deaths: Mrs. Blair A. Gregory of Hancock; Mrs. Louisa Keith of Benedict, Neb.; Harry W. Hull of McConnelslburg.

Direct relief payments to needy Fulton Countians showed a decrease this week of $32 as compared to the previous week. This week payments totalling $75 were made, while last week the payments were $107. During the comparable week of last year, the payments were $340.

Mrs. Jennie Wible of McConnellsburg received a badly burned hand on Tuesday when she attempted to remove a skillet of hot grease from her stove.

Miss Ruth Woodall of town left Wednesday for a week’s tour of New Jersey and New York.

Dr. D.L. Hohman left by auto on Saturday for Boston where he is taking a course in advanced dentistry.

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Horton of Wells Tannery entertained at a kitchen shower on Friday night in honor of their son, Paul, and his new bride.

At the regular meeting of the McConnellsburg School Board on Tuesday evening, W.M. Lodge was appointed a director to fill the vacancy created when Lewis Harris moved to Ayr Township.

Percy Elton Clark and Mana Louise Ritchey were married May 28.

Kenneth M. Spangler, son of Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Spangler of Harrisburg, former residents of McConnellsburg, was recently elected to the office of president of the Gettysburg College Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha, national men’s social fraternity. Kenneth will be a senior at Gettysburg next year. A graduate of the McConnellsburg High School in 1936, he was president of his class in his junior and senior years and was an active member in all school activities.

Dorothy Sheffield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Sheffield of Fort Littleton, was queen of the May at the May Day Festival held recently at the Fort Littleton Junior High School. The May court was composed of one attendant from each class – Bertha Orth, Vivian Reese, Eulah Stinson and Patricia Wirth. This was the school’s second such festival, last year’s queen being Helen Keebaugh, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chalmers Keebaugh of Hustontown.

Fulton Countians admitted to Everett Hospital during the past week were Ellis Knepper of McConnellsburg for a crushed patella of the left knee. Treated at the hospital dispensary were Jacob Black of Hustontown for treatment and X-ray of the right ankle; Joe Yusko of Saluvia for treatment of lacerations of the forehead; Fred Mullen of Hustontown for X-ray and treatment of a dislocated shoulder; and Chalmer Cutchall of Big Cove Tannery for treatment of a fractured right ankle.

The McConnellsburg baseball team met defeat on May 30 when the Fannettsburg CCC teams staged a ninth inning relay and pushed six runs across the plate to take the game, 10-6. Jake Fraker, starting pitcher for the locals, had the situation well in hand for the first eight innings, having 14 strikeouts to his credit and with a score of 6-4 going into the ninth. In the ninth, however, Fannettsburg punched six hits and tied the score. Whitie Wagner was called in but was unable to stop the scoring and Robinson had to come in to retire the side.

Helen E. Wright of Three Springs was a member of the graduating class of Susquehanna University this year, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in commercial education.

Parker Crouse remains in serious condition at his home here, suffering from blood poisoning.

N. Roetteger left on Wednesday for Philadelphia where he is expected to undergo a major operation at University Hospital.

Lyle Duffey, clerk at Crouse’s Market, caught his finger in the meat grinder last Friday, severely injuring two fingers. He was treated at the Waynesboro Hospital.

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