2010-06-24 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

’40 Boyd Fore Jr. of McConnellsburg, former Pennsylvania State College athlete, has signed a contact with the Salisburg, Md., baseball club

in the Eastern Shore League and reported to the club this week. Boyd signed as a catcher.

Deaths: Alex Rouzer of Licking Creek Township; Miss Kathryn Rebecca Knotts of Altoona.

Democracy worked last week – as it only can in America. Going to Philadelphia without a convention manager or a pledged delegation and whose headquarters were “in his hat,” Wendell Wilkie won the Republican nomination for president of the United States. Wilkie, a “dark horse,” was nominated on the sixth ballot. His running mate will be Charles Linza McNary.

Thomas L. Livingston and Elizabeth Dixon Nace were married on Saturday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Lodge of McConnellsburg announced the engagement of their daughter, Laura Kirk Lodge, to Furman Hoffman Gyger Jr., at a bridge party at their home on June 26.

Norman G. Wermick and LaVerne Hamil were wed on May 26.

Mrs. Harold C. Welsh and daughter Ellen Lee escaped uninjured on Sunday evening when their car skidded on the wet road near the Cove Mountain Tea Room and came to rest against a 10-foot embankment.

On June 27, the Methodist ministers of Fulton and Franklin counties and their families held their annual picnic at Buchanan’s Birthplace.

Walter F. Krise and Evelyn Walters were wed June 30.

Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Garmen of Fort Wayne, Ind., are visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Gillis of Jugtown.

At a recent Masonic Club meeting here, Dr. D.L. Hohman was elected secretary and John Kelso treasurer. Charles B. Stevens remains as president.

Mrs. Frank Stenger and son Johnnie Humbert returned home on Sunday after spending a month with her sister, Mrs. Oscar Bruchrdt, in Pittsburgh.

Robert Stauffer is attending summer school at Bucknell University and his brother, Donald, has enlisted in the U.S. Army.

R.B. Regi, who recently purchased the Clevenger property on Lincoln Way West, has completed two new apartments on the second floor of the garage building at the rear of the plot.

Mrs. Ida Lininger is spending this week with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Lininger, in Pittsburgh.

Cherries are ripe and they are crisp this year.

Raymond Gracey of New Grenada received a badly injured arm last week when it became caught in the crank of a tractor he was using.

Riley Hess of Fairview was injured last week when he fell off a load of hay onto the barn floor.

More than 200 persons attended a kitchen shower at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Laidig on Saturday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Coy Swope.

James McQuade of Knobsville is a patient in the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

William Gregory Jr. and M. Gertrude Lane were married on June 30.

Return to top