2010-07-15 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago From The Files Of July 28, 1960 60

’60 At a Chamber of Commerce meeting last Wednesday, James Culler, a member of the Industrial Development Committee, reported

that the Bureau of Employment Security now has 35 men and 250 women seeking work and for parttime work. At the same meeting, it was decided to circulate petitions for door-to-door mail delivery in town.

Forty-five units, including nine bands and two drum and bugle corps, participated in the McConnellsburg Firemen’s parade last Thursday, which lasted more than an hour.

A public tour of county farms was conducted last week by county agent H.P. Kies and Orville Duvall to acquaint business people with the progress and problems on farming. Farms visited by the group included Joel Knepper’s, Glenn Mosebey’s, Webster Fischer’s, Ernest Duvall’s and Nathan Hixson’s.

Fulton County went along with the state to vote against wheat quotas for the 1961 crop, but nationwide a favorable vote of 87.3 percent showed an overwhelming vote for continuation for the controls.

Dale R. Mellott, McConnellsburg, has been promoted to the rank of second lieutenant, armor, in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

Charles Lynch and bride of Princeton, Ill., were dinner guests Wednesday in the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J. McCauley Lynch.

Mrs. Nelson Comerer, McConnellsburg, is suffering from a badly mangled toe which she caught in a power mower she was demonstrating for a customer at her husband’s store.

Fabian, one of the nation’s top rock stars, stopped at the Hamil Restaurant to eat last Thursday. Napkins, cigarette ends, etc., were carefully saved by adoring fans of the teenage idol.

Many people inspected the fallout shelter on display last week at the courthouse square and at the firemen’s carnival.

Galen Reed Winegardner, 23, of Fort Littleton, has been appointed director and caseworker for Franklin County Child Care Service, at a salary of $4,000 a year.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fix of Needmore, with their two sets of twins, Sharon and Sherwin and Keith and Kent, visited on Sunday with their daughter, Eileen, who is enjoying a three-week vacation at the crippled children’s camp at Laurel Hill State Park, Somerset.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cutchall, Hustontown, on July 19; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mueller, Paw Paw, W.Va., on July 19.

George Hann, Hustontown, is recovering from a serious heart attack he suffered while at work last week.

Mrs. Max Fraker, Fort Littleton, has been a patient at the University Hospital, Philadelphia.

Philip Boher, Warfordsburg, is in training with the U.S. Army at Fort Jackson.

Mrs. Mamie Powell, Warfordsburg, fell last Friday and broke her arm

Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church, Warfordsburg, last week for A.C. Golden, 90, of Washington, D.C., a former resident.

The marriage of Kitty Diane Shriver of Berkeley Springs to Guy Eugene Hann of Needmore on July 18 is announced.

John E. Helman of McConnellsburg is serving with the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, Ga. He will celebrate his 19th birthday on August 2.

Deaths: Mrs. Mary C. Truax of McConnellsburg; Mrs. Maria Woodall, McConnellsburg.

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