2010-07-15 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago From The Files Of July 25, 1940

’40 Deaths: James Barnett of Taylor Township; Mrs. Flora Swope Mellott of Licking Creek Township; Mrs. Gilbert Rosenberry of Spring

Run, Franklin County.

The community lawn services for the summer months for McConnellsburg and vacinity began last Sunday with an interesting and helpful service and a good attendance.

Thirty-five men of Fulton, Franklin and Cumberland counties, members of the committee in charge of arrangements for the 75th anniversary of the Harrisburg Consistory of the Masonic Order, held a dinner meeting on July 22 at the Washington Hotel in Chambersburg to discuss plans for the event. Merrill W. Nace and M.H. Garlock were the Fulton County representatives at the meeting.

Almost 50 relatives gathered at Cowans Gap on July 21 at a picnic dinner in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Drake of Nepton, Ky.

A marriage license has been issued to Robert C. Madden of Homestead and Bessie R. Seville of Fort Littleton.

With acceptance by President Roosevelt of the thirdterm “draft” nomination and the choice of Henry A. Wallace, secretary of agriculture, as the vice-president nominee, the Democratic convention at Chicago closed last Thursday night.

The July enrollment for the CCC in Fulton County was closed on July 1, with these six boys being accepted for enrollment: Ellis Elmer Divel, Wallace Lorraine North, Oscar Reed Burke, Grover Raymond Strait, John David Strait and Robert Dowell Oakman.

Miss Bertha Johnston is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Houston Johnston, of Webster Mills. She recently returned from Honolulu, where she was a supervisor with the Children’s Service Association for more than four years.

“Billboards will not be permitted to disfigure the Pennsylvania Turnpike,” Commission Chairman Walter A. Jones asserted this week in his first public declaration of policy on this issue. “The Pennsylvania Turnpike passes through a region notable for its natural beauty and its historical interest. These attractions are definite assets to the turnpike, since they will draw motorists to the super highway with hardly less appeal than the superior speed and safety we offer,” he said.

McConnellsburg firemen were called to Needmore on Tuesday evening when lightning struck the barn of Dr. J.J. Palmer. The barn was completely destroyed, however, before the firemen arrived on the scene.

An 18-year-old Harrisonville boy was arrested by Pennsylvania Motor Police on Monday on a charge of stealing a new RCA portable radio from a garage on the property of Blanche D. Swope of Harrisonville.

Thomas Miller and Betty Black were married on July 20.

Mr. and Mrs. John Vores and Verlyn of Baltimore spent the weekend here and called on David Gress, who has been very ill.

Fulton Countians admitted to Everett Hospital during the past week included Vada Lashley of Artemas, for a major abdominal operation; Laura Becker of Harrisonville, for a major operation; Hilda McClain of Waterfall for X-rays and reduction of a compound fracture of the left leg; Mrs. Evelyn Laidig of Hustontown, for a tonsillectomy; and Mary Louise Mellott of Needmore, for a tonsillectomy.

Raymond Clark Jr. of East Lincoln Way marked his eighth birthday at a party at his home on Tuesday evening.

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