2010-06-10 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files of June 23, 1960 ’60 People of Fulton County were deeply shocked to learn of the suicide of Congressman Douglas H. Elliott of Chambersburg. Elliott was elected

less than two months ago to fill the unexpired term of the late Richard M. Simpson and had won the Republican nomination as the full-term candidate in the November election this year.

The two British sergeants who passed through Fulton County on June 11, on a cross country walking trip, reached New York on June 17, 10 days less than the transcontinental record set in 1910.

Local Boy Scouts and Explorers enjoyed a rainy camporee at Oregon Valley last Friday. They were David Hoover, Allen Yost, Nelson Deshong, Larry Barnhart, Denny Richards, Brent Mellott and Scoutmaster Charles Diehl. The explorers were Terry Shives and Allan Kies with their advisors, F. Gene Headley and Ray Stumpff.

H. Lyle Duffey, McConnellsburg, was awarded a good cit- izenship medal at a meeting of the Conococheague Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution on June 16.

Charles W. Wealand, student minister from the Lancaster Theological Seminary, will serve as chaplain at Cowans Gap State Park this summer.

Marion K. Mellott of Needmore, received a B.S. degree in nursing from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., on June 5.

Mary Lyda Harr, Needmore, and Chalmer Hann, Mc- Connellsburg, were married on June 6.

Marion Kirk Hendershot, Warfordsburg, and James Herbert Hardin, Berkeley Springs, were married on June 5.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Deshong, Fort Loudon, on June 13; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Welsh, McConnellsburg, on June 14; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Shafer, Wells Tannery, on June 18; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hedge, Wood, on June 18; daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Rush A. Kerlin, McConnellsburg, on June 18.

Sgt. and Mrs. William Schriver and sons, Burnt Cabins, moved Sunday to Warrenton, Va., where he will be stationed.

Mrs. Raymond Lynch, Warfordsburg, is a patient in the Washington County Hospital after falling and breaking her hip.

Joseph Miller Jr., Wells Tannery, received his discharge from the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, N.C. ,last week.

Mrs. Emma Ritchey, Wells Tannery, celebrated her 90th birthday last Tuesday.

Gene and James Ritz, Amaranth, graduated from State College on Saturday, both majoring in accounting. Gene has accepted employment with Pittsburgh Plate Glass and James with General Motors.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hixon, Amaranth, are the proud parents of a little son, born at Berkeley Springs Hospital.

Deaths: Herbert Koontz, Needmore; Minnie B. Wagner, Amaranth; Mrs. Mary Bigham Trout, Red Lion, Pa., mother of William Trout, deputy secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Alda Schober, Dublin Mills; Mrs. Jessie W. Paylor, McConnellsburg.

The engagement is announced of Mary Jean Johnston, McConnellsburg, to Michael Thomas Goings of York.

The Corner Dairy, downtown McConnellsburg, advertises king size hoagies for sale.

Hunsecker Wallpaper and Paint advertises wallpaper starting at 20 cents a roll and none over 47 cents a roll and rubber base paint a $3.95 a gallon

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