2010-06-03 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of June 13, 1940 ’40 Deaths: Rev. Joseph Robert Beale of Amaranth; Robert C. Alloway, prominent Spokane, Wash., building contractor, who was killed when

his automobile crashed near Superior, Mont.

Several boys from the county schools left on Tuesday for Penn State to participate in the activities of Future Farmer Week. They were Carl Johnston, James Culler, Rudolph Vores, John Buterbaugh and Fred Gress of McConnellsburg; Robert Cutchall, Ewin Wright and Robert McDaid of Hustontown; Roy Cline, Herman Swope and Wendell Decker of Licking Creek and Frank Palmer and Crown Diehl of Warfordsburg.

A total of $258,000,000 would be required to bring Pennsylvania highways up to the standards required by modern traffic and safety conditions, according to figures released this week by the Keystone Automobile Club. The figures are based on a study made by the American Association of State Highway officials.

The alumni of the Warfordsburg High School will hold a banquet on June 14 in honor of the graduating seniors.

At a referendum held on Monday throughout the county, farmers definitely decided against the creation of a Soil Conservation District in Fulton County. The number of votes cast at the election totalled 519. Of this number, 477, representing 72,025 acres of farmland in Fulton County, voted against the creation of such a district, while 42, representing 7,125 acres of land, voted in favor of the district.

The McConnellsburg baseball team won its first game on Saturday by trouncing Concord, 11-2. Whitie Wagner pitched the full nine innings for the locals and held the visitors to four scattered hits.

Rev. and Mrs. A.M. Malcolm of Albia, Iowa, are visiting this week with Mrs. Malcolm’s sisters, Miss Ella Kendall and Mrs. Scott Runyan.

John Sheffield of Fort Littleton is a patient in Harrisburg Hospital. While working on the road several days ago, a spike hit him in the eye necessitating an operation.

Friends of James Barnett of Waterfall will be sorry to learn that he is unimproved, although he has returned from the hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Bergstresser of Waterfall entertained at a dinner on Saturday in honor of their son, Merrill, and bride.

Mrs. Blanche Chilcote is a patient in Everett Hospital.

Ira “Buck” Mellott of Harrisonville remains in serious condition at Everett Hospital.

Born: a daughter on Saturday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Morrow Johnston of Cito.

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