50 Years Ago From The Files Of July 21, 1960
McConnellsburg Joint School Board to transfer some 2,000 books to the school library, with a plan to make the library open to the public.
Fulton County is one of 1,000 counties in the United States taking part in a long-term cancer study. In Fulton County, 20 volunteer researchers obtained questionnaires from 100 families, a total of 209 persons. The study will last six years and the data from the individual annual checkups is expected to release some interesting findings concerning cancer.
Persons receiving government surplus foods in Fulton County must reregister to remain eligible. The federal income eligibility scale shows a person earning less than $110 a month is eligible to receive the food. A family of four must not have a total income over $245 a month.
The annual camp meeting of the Harrisonville Methodist Parish will be held at the campgrounds adjoining the Ebenezer Church north of Needmore from July 26 to August 7.
The annual street fair sponsored by the Medical Center auxiliary will be held at the hospital grounds on Saturday, August 6.
Rev. G. Terry Bard, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bard, Mc- Connellsburg, was ordained and installed as assistant pastor in the First Presbyterian Church, Newark, Ohio, in ceremonies conducted by the Presbytery of Columbus on July 10.
Approximately 125 people are taking the free swimming lessons at Cowans Gap State Park sponsored by the Red Cross. The McConnellsburg Lions Club sponsored the transportation of participants.
The Fulton County Development Committee is planning the possibility of developing the site of Fort Littleton, one of the forts built in 1755 after Braddock’s defeat.
Erman S. Knepper is the successful bidder for the contract with the U.S. Post Office Department to build a new post office at Waterfall.
Mrs. Mildred Strait, McConnellsburg, underwent major surgery at Waynesboro Hospital last week.
Harold C. Welsh, county superintendent of schools, underwent emergency surgery at Waynesboro Hospital last week for a ruptured appendix and remains in a serious condition.
Mr. and Mrs. William Morton, Mrs. Walter Kendall, Stanley Kline, Carl Paylor and Ed Shaw attended the wedding on Saturday in Fayetteville of William Shearer, life guard at Cowans Gap State Park, and Susan Butts of Chambersburg.
Ronald “Ronnie”Smith of Warfordsburg has graduated from Harrisburg Barber School. He has built a new barber shop in Needmore, which is being operated by him and Ralph Truax.
Shirley Ann Brant of McConnellsburg, a Green Hill High School graduate, entered the Altoona Hospital School of Nursing on June 13.
Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall J. Mellott, McConnellsburg, on July 11; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sipes, McConnellsburg, on July 12; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ansell, Three Springs, on July 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pittman, McConnellsburg, on July 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Smith, Mercersburg, on July 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Linthurst, McConnellsburg, on July 17; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Strait, Warfordsburg, on July 17.
Tommy Weller, Warfordsburg, is in the Berkeley Springs Hospital with a broken leg.
Leon Ritz, Warfordsburg, left last week for training in the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes, Ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mumma are building a new home in Burnt Cabins.
Byron Mellott of Harrisonville is recuperating at home after a recent heart attack. His daughter, Marian Mellott, supervising nurse of the Pediatrics Department of the General Hospital, Washington, D.C., is taking care of him.
Route 522 is being blacktopped, beginning at the Garlock farm north to Fort Littleton turnpike exit.
Judy Snyder, Knobsville, attended the FHA convention this week in Washington, D.C.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Henderhsot, Amaranth, announce the birth of a baby girl, Debbie Arlene, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Peck of Burgettstown, Pa., were visiting relatives in Needmore last week. Mrs. Peck is employed at the Weirton, W.Va., G.C. Murphy Store and sometimes sees “Mr. Mac,” the owner of the 300-plus department stores.
Charles L. Crouse, radioman third class, U.S.N., is serving with the surveying ship USS Tanner with the Atlantic fleet.
Deaths: Mrs. Alice Long Woodall, McConnellsburg; infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Miller Jr. of Wells Tannery; Mrs. Pearl R. Mellott, Hustontown; Mrs. Cora Bell Madden, Taylor Township; Charles W. Black, Six Mile Run; Martin J. Walsh, Chambersburg.
The movie “Peyton Place” is showing this week at the Fulton Theatre, a return showing by popular demand.