2010-07-08 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago From The Files Of July 18, 1940

’40 Hilda McClain, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Firman McClain of Waterfall, was injured Monday afternoon when she walked into the path

of a car driven by a Cambria County man. She received a compound fracture of the left leg and brush burns of the face and body.

Deaths: Richard Steele Wilson of Big Cove Tannery; Hammond Prosser of Johnstown City, Tenn.

Relief payments in Fulton County showed an increase of $1 during the past week when $100 was paid in 29 checks as compared to $99 the previous week in the same number of checks.

Last Sunday while Norman and Ray Kerlin were walking to the top of the mountain on the road built from Todd Township to the CCC camp at Allen’s Valley, they saw a large black bear, a comparative oddity in this section. The bear stood up and stared at them a few minutes and then scampered off through the woods at full speed.

A Hustontown man reported to police at Hagerstown on Saturday night that he was robbed of $116 by a colored woman whom he described as weighing about 200 pounds. “He said the woman approached him near the Market

House lot, took his pocketbook, removed the contents and returned the pocketbook.”

Raymond Pembroke, 23, of Burnt Cabins, employed by N.B. Putman on the super highway, was painfully burned by hot tar on July 15. He received burns of the face, neck and hands.

Announcement has been made that the Warfordsburg chapter of Future Farmers of America has won the first annual Franklin and Fulton counties’ project contest with a total score of 13,133 points. A trophy was awarded last Wednesday evening at the close of the project tour around Warfordsburg and the picnic supper at Cowans Gap.

Committees have been appointed in each county of the state to arrange for the attendance of representatives at the convention of the Young Democratic Clubs of Pennsylvania, Wilkes Barre, on August 23-24. The Fulton County committee includes Miss Margaret Mellott of Wester Mills, Miss Helen Gordon of Needmore, Miss Marian Lynch of Mc- Connellsburg, Ellis Sprowl of Wells Tannery, Lester Sheffield of Fort Littleton, Charles O. Wolfe of Mc- Connellsburg, Russell Gordon of Needmore, and Leo Fields of McConnellsburg.

Urged by the powerful Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen’s Club, the State Game Commission has fixed a two-week season, December 2-14, on both sexes of deer during the 1940 game season.

Dale Lee King, 4-monthold son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester King of McConnellsburg, who has been a patient in Chambersburg Hospital for a week, was removed to a hospital in Philadelphia on Saturday for an operation to correct an upside-down stomach.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Cline of McConnellsburg announce the birth of a daughter on Thursday evening at the Chambersburg Hospital.

Pvt. Keith R. Dane, stationed at the local state police substation for the past year, was transferred to Dry Run on Tuesday.

George Reisner, manager of the local Pen Mar Store, is a patient in Hagerstown Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer Horton of Wells Tannery announce the birth of a son on July 12.

Born: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Truax of Cito.

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