2010-06-03 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 16, 1960 ’60The construction of the nuclear reactor in Saxton is proceeding on schedule. An excavation 53 feet deep has been completed and footers

have been poured for steel erection. A pre-operational survey to determine the amount of radioactivity currently present within a 20-mile radius of Saxton will be conducted at regular intevals. Approximately 25 different locations in Bedford, Blair, Huntingdon and Fulton counties have been selected for the collection of samples. The testing will continue as long as the reactor is in operation.

Two British soldiers out to break the cross-country walking record from San Francisco to New York passed through Fulton County on Saturday. They were given a three-month leave by the British war office to undertake the march. They left the Golden Gate Bridge on April 12 and plan to reach New York on June 18, cutting nine days off the existing record. They are walking an average of 4 1/2 miles an hour.

Beverly Ciseny, McConnellsburg, was initiated into the Kappa Mu Chapter of Alpha Iota at Hagerstown Business College on Thursday.

Robert W. Clevenger of McConnellsburg received his degree of Doctor of Medicine from the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., on June 1.

The barn on the Vernon Leese farm at Needmore was destroyed by fire last Wednesday morning.

The Army will draft 7,000 men in August, bringing the total to 2,539,930 men drafted since conscription was revived during the Korean Conflict.

Fulton County will receive 2,150 doe licenses for the oneday antlerless deer season on Saturday, December 17.

Donald Bard, Warfordsburg, is attending the annual June convention of the Pennsylvania Association of Future Farmers as a candidate for FFA state president.

Mrs. Carl Funk and son Michael, McConnellsburg, accompanied by Mrs. Charles Benchoff of Mercersburg, left on June 10 to visit relatives. On June 20, Mrs. Funk and son will join her husband, who is serving with the U.S. Air Force at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines.

Anna Lee Mills, who will graduate with the class of 1960 at Warfordsburg High School, has attained the distinction of being the only student in Warfordsburg to have maintained a record of perfect school attendance for 12 years.

Chief of Police Merrill Seville attended the dedication of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy on Monday. Cadet M. Bard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Bard of McConnellsburg, will graduate from the new academy at the end of this month.

Arnold L. Decker of Harrisonville received an associate’s degree in drafting and design at the Pennsylvania State University on Saturday.

Martin Sprenkle and Paul Deshong of McConnellsburg left Wednesday for the Great Lakes for training in the U.S. Navy.

A feature article on Dr. David A. Hill of the Fort Littleton and Burnt Cabins area, written by Mrs. J.S. Riukes, appears in this issue.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Earley of Waterfall on June 8; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Seville, McConnellsburg, on June 10; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Berkstresser Hustontown, on June 12.

Mrs. Raymond Martz, Hustontown, underwent major surgery at the Medical Center on Sunday.

Jack Miller Clark of Hustontown graduated from the Virginia State College on May 28 with a B.S. degree in industrial arts.

Eldon Mills of Waterfall graduated from Stevens Trade School of Lancaster on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mellott received word on Saturday that their daughter, Frances, in England, telling them of the loss of her home by fire on May 29. Her husband is serving in the U.S. Army there.

The congregation of the Fort Littleton Methodist Church voted on Sunday to build a new church.

Kenneth Wible, Knobsville, enlisted in the Air Force and left for camp on Monday.

The marriage of Dixie Arlene Ray and Dr. Robert W. Clevenger of McConnellsburg at St. Paul Lutheran Church appears in this issue.

Barby Weller of Needmore received treatment for a snakebite at the Medical Center last week.

The Needmore correspondent writes congratulations to the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hann and Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Hann.

Dale B. Mellott, McConnellsburg, has completed the National Guard officer candidate course at Fort Benning, Ga.

Deaths: Herbert Koontz, Needmore; Mrs. Anna Mae Elvey, Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Janet D. Brindle, Upton, formerly of Harrisonville; Austin Russell Keith, New Grenada.

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