2010-07-01 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago From The Files Of July 13, 1950

’50 In view of the critical world situation, Emory Diehl, clerk of the local Selective Service Board, has been requested by headquarters to report

for duty full time, eight hours a week Monday through Friday. Diehl reported this week that Fulton County at the present time has a potential draft rate of 900 young men in the 19-25 age bracket, with about 20 new youths registering each month.

Birth: a daughter, Nancy Ann, on June 25 to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Williams of York.

The borough’s purchase of the McConnellsburg Water Co. was completed on July 1 and is now being operated by the McConnellsburg Borough Municipal Authority. The amount paid for the company was $58,951.75, with the money being supplied by a Pittsburgh bonding company, payable for a period of 40 years. Members of the borough authority are Thad Shimer, Dr. J. Frank Alexander, Elwood Mellott, Wilmer Hays and Russell Akers. Fred Wilds, who has been the local supervisor for nearly 15 years, will continue in the same capacity.

The Harris Hotel in McConnellsburg was sold at public auction on Saturday to “Clyde” McCormick of Hancock. The high bid was $12,800.

Richard E. Hoover, son of Mrs. Charles B. Hoover of Hustontown, graduated on June 13 from the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

A kitchen shower was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Grace of Waterfall on Friday evening in honor of the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fix.

Deaths: Mrs. Alice (Gordon) Strait of near Saluvia; Mrs. Lottier Motter of Altoona.

Isaac Bratton and Patricia Bolinger were married July 1.

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