2010-07-01 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago From The Files Of July 14, 1960

’60 Gilbert George, Altoona, was killed in a twocar accident, one mile west of McConnellsburg on July 10. His wife and two daughters were injured

in the accident.

The Fulton Gas and Appliance Co. owned by Dale Keebaugh has moved into the building vacated by the Pen Mar on Lincoln Way East.

Jimmie Hall, son of Mr. and Mr. Harold M. Hall, Burnt Cabins, was hit by a car in McConnellsburg on Saturday afternoon. He was treated for bruises and abrasions at the office of Dr. G.T. Lorentz.

A meeting will be held on July 19 to form a Girl Scout troop in the Harrisonville area.

Treasurer Humphrey W. Yaukey announces that to date $42,742.19 has been collected in county taxes.

Marriage licenses have been issued at the local courthouse to the following couples: Lester Swope, Orbisonia, and Delores Horne, Hustontown; Edwin H. Layton and Alice V. Kirk, both of Warfordsburg; Nelson E. Walker, Harrisonville, and Bertha L. Cromwell, Three Springs; Terry F. Earley, Wells Tannery, and Martha K. Price, Harrisonville; Dennis Martz, Hustontown, and Linda M. Kendall, Mc- Connellsburg; Guy M. Smith, Clearville, and Cheryl A. Bloom, McConnellsburg; Ralph Malon Cribbs, Saltzburg, and Oce Marcella Crownover, Ford City, Pa.; Lloyd C. Harper, Shade Gap, and Shirley L. Hershey, McConnellsburg; Phillip Murray Jr. and Dorothy C. Hann, both of Verona, Pa.; Arnold Lee Decker, Harrisonville, and Mary Louis Shives, McConnellsburg.

The McConnellsburg Municipal Authority started work this week laying a new six-inch water main on East Market Street replacing a 3/4-inch line.

Rep. Stanley Stroup, Bedford lawyer, is being eyed as the likely person to succeed J. Irving Whalley in the state Senate after Whalley resigns to become congressman for the 18th District.

Mr. and Mrs. William Kendall and baby daughter of the Virgin Islands are visiting relatives in McConnellsburg and Chambersburg.

The estate sale of the late J. Campbell Patterson was held on Saturday.

Mrs. Chester Plessinger, Needmore, underwent surgery at the Chambersburg Hospital last week, and Mrs. Maynard Deshong, also a patient there with a broken leg, is now home.

Mr. and Mrs. Brice Aller, Needmore, have moved from their farm to Gem and will offer his farm equipment for sale on July 16.

Ray Swadley and Leon Ritz of Needmore have enlisted in the Navy and are now at Great Lakes Training Center.

Elliott Deshong Jr., Needmore, was discharged last week from the U.S. Army at Fort Dix, N.J.

Sandra Shotts and Gary and Barry Martz, Hustontown, have returned home from a week at the YTC Camp at Newton Hamilton.

Mrs. Harvey Comerer, Burnt Cabins, underwent surgery at the Huntingdon Hospital last week.

Rev. Robert Rhoades will be installed as the pastor of the Burnt Cabins Presbyterian Church on Friday.

The nation’s traffic death toll reached around 400 for the Fourth of July holiday.

Wednesday, July 6, was the coolest July 6 in the records of the Weather Bureau. It was 52 degrees.

Donald Shaw, Wells Tannery, is stationed with the U.S. Army at Fort Dix, N.J.

The Fulton County “Old-timers’ Will hold their picnic at the Creekside Park, west of Waterfall, on Sunday, July 31.

Deaths: Mrs. Harry Wilson, Clear Ridge.

Bishop J. Carroll McCormick of Philadelphia was appointed bishop of the Altoona Johnstown Diocese last week.

Army Pvt. George W. Black of Waterfall recently arrived in Darmstadt, Germany.

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