2010-07-01 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago From The Files Of July 11, 1940

’40 Future Farmers of Fulton and Franklin counties will hold their second annual project tour on July 17. The tour this year will take place in the vicinity

of Warfordsburg, where the projects of several boys of that school will be visited. Following the tour, the caravan will go to Cowans Gap for a recreation period and supper.

Deaths: John W. Iser of Riddlesburg; Mrs. Lila R. Long of Saxton.

Mrs. Herman Musselman of Mercersburg held a birthday party recently in honor of the 69th birthday of her mother, Mrs. Charles E. Miller of Greencastle.

Fulton countians admitted to Everett Hospital during the week were: Virginia Mae Ruff of Hustontown for a minor operation; Elmer Lake of Needmore for medical treatment. Anna Mae Mellott of Harrisonville received an X-ray of the left wrist at the hospital dispensary.

The new officers of the McConnellsburg Lions Club were installed on Tuesday evening by Deputy District Governor John W. Mentzer. The new offices are: George L. Reisner, president; George Stoll, fist vice president; Glen Bitner, second vice president; George Mosser and Clarence Bender, directors; Wilmer Hays, tail twister; Thomas Morton, lion tamer; Harold C. Welsh, treasurer; and W. Kenneth Shaw, secretary.

This week’s issue of Life magazine was of special interest to Miss Martha Lodge of town. The magazine carried a feature story about her alma mater, Sargent College, one of the oldest and best physical education schools in the United States. “A favorite socially, Miss Lodge, as manager of th Lodge Variety Store, is also showing excellent business ability.”

Seven young men from Fulton County enlisted in the U.S. Service during June. They were Donald O. Stauffer and Kenneth Black of New Grenada and John W. Herring, Joseph W. Hoffman and Luther W. Hively of near Mc- Connellsburg.

The Fulton County National Bank, the Rexall Store and the George W. Reisner property all received a new coat of paint this week.

Martin J. Walsh and Katherine C. Keefer were wed Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Price of Laidig are happy over the arrival of a baby girl at the home on Sunday morning, July 7. Mr. Price is the postmaster at Laidig. Mrs. H.E. Grissinger of North Second Street was admitted to Cumberland Hospital on Monday of this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Parker H. Crouse of McConnellsburg announce the birth of a son on Wednesday morning, July 10.

David Jones left for Washington, D.C., last week where he has secured a position with the federal government.

Guy Crippen of Wells Tannery went to the Army Training Camp at Fort Meade last Friday.

Harvest is almost over – the coolest one for several years.

Mrs. Oscar Litton of Thompson Township has been called to the bedside of her seriously ill mother, Mrs. Carrie Hewett of Berkeley Springs.

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