2010-06-24 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 7, 1960 ’60 State Sen. J. Irving Whalley will be Republican candidate for nomination to the short term (November 8 through December 31) as congressman

for the 18th District, to replace the late Douglas H. Elliott.

The Fulton Industrial Development Association was formed last Friday night following a meeting at the courthouse. Mack Horton, H.J. Culler, H.P. Kies, Edwin Cornelius and Andy Washabaugh were named as directors.

More than 400 people attended the Lions Club sponsored go-kart races on Monday, July 4. Winners were Dale Palmer, Warfordsburg, in the 5-9-year-old race; Marlys Palmer 10-16 years; Mrs. Charles Vores, powder puff race; Marcus Layton, Breezewood, Class A and B; and Robert Garlock, McConnellsburg, feature race.

Ten accidents were investigated by state police over the holiday weekend, the greatest number since 1953. Most of them were due to the wet and slippery roads.

The Fulton County Industrial Development Committee was formed last Monday night at a meeting at the courthouse to promote agriculture and tourist development. Officers elected were H.P. Kies, chairman; Rev. David R. Hoover, vice chairman; and Bernard Barnhart, secretary.

Trooper Richard L. Miller of Berwick has been assigned to the McConnellsburg State Police substation to replace Trooper Ralph Kell, who has been assigned special duty at Hershey.

Benjamin Davis, Youngstown, Ohio, has been called by the United Presbyterian Church of McConnellsburg to fill the pulpit.

Paul Bradnick of Knobsville, while gardening last week, dug up an Indianhead penny dated 1862.

Mrs. Mary Morton underwent surgery in Chambersburg Hospital last Friday.

Ordinances of Ayr Township and Southern Fulton School District imposing a real estate transfer tax of 1 percent of total value are advertised in this issue.

A surprise birthday party for Elmer Sowers was held at his home near McConnellsburg to celebrate his 76th birthday on June 21.

John “Jack” Covalt Jr. of Needmore, a phys-ed student at Shepherdstown State Teacher’s College, broke his ankle recently while playing baseball.

Mrs. Maynard “Jessie” Deshong of Needmore broke her leg while helping to make hay at Ralph Deshong’s last Monday.

Mrs. Zumie Heckman of Wells Tannery is a patient tin the Huntingdon Hospital.

A new pipeline is being installed in the Wells Tannery community building.

Buhrman Stahle of Amaranth, a rural mail carrier from Warfordsburg to Amaranth for 40 years, passed away at his home Wednesday. He suffered a stroke two years ago.

Mrs. Ella Mae Younker of Warfordsburg, who is visiting in the home of her daughter in Northbrook, Ill., reports that the stork visited the house on June 14 and left twin sons.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchell of Amaranth announce the birth of a daughter, Tena Arlene, at the Berkeley Springs Hospital.

Janet Claudett Palmer and Joe Arthur Spade, both of Crystal Spring, were married in Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church on Sunday, June 19.

Cindy Nace of Oakland, Md., has been chosen by the Methodist Board of Admissions to attend a 15-day conference of the World Student Christian Federation at Strasburg, France, and will visit England,Germany, Russia, Finland, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Nace of McConnellsburg and sophomore at Radford College, Va.

Deaths: Jacob Burhman Stahle, Amaranth; Mrs. Thomas Ramsey, Clear ridge.

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