2010-07-22 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 4, 1960

Harry “Pete” Miller of McConnellsburg was badly injured on Monday when he fell from a ladder, hitting his head on the concrete steps at the home of Miss Rhoda Kendall on South ’60Second Street, where he was working. He was working with Don Headley on the roof when the ladder slipped as he was about to descend. He was admitted to the Medical Center.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Cisney (nee Barbara James) announce the birth of a son, Scott Winfield, on July 22 at Erie, Pa.

Judge W. Clarence Sheely of Fulton and Adams counties has been named chairman of the newly formed Juvenile Court Judges Commission, which met in Harrisburg last Thursday.

A $32,000 General Obligation Coupon Bond issue was let to the Valley National Bank of Chambersburg by the Mc- Connellsburg Borough Council at its meeting on Monday. The bid submitted by the Chambersburg bank for the purchase of the bonds, was at an interest rate of 3-3/4 percent, the same as the bid submitted by the local banks, but a $5 premium was added. An ordinance was enacted at this meeting for the levying of a bond tax to be used for payment of the bonds.

Cub Scout Pack 43 of McConnellsburg, in a 14-car motorcade, visited Caledonia Park and the Gettysburg Battlefield on Sunday. Dr. Robert Fry led the group around the battlefield.

The Brantner Bowling Alleys opened for another season with air-conditioning installed throughout.

The McConnellsburg Woman’s Club is planning to hold its annual flower show on August 26.

Henry W. Bard of Needmore has been accepted for the Guidance and Counseling Training Institute at the Pennsylvania State University.

Donald E. Mellott of Needmore was one of 20 farm youths selected to represent Pennsylvania at the American Institute of Cooperation Convention to be held at the University of California, San Francisco, the week of August 6.

Alice Virginia Kirk and Edwin Howard Layton were married on Sunday, July 17.

The 13th annual Wells Tannery Homecoming was held on Saturday.

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

A correction in the Warfordsburg items in this issue says it was Mrs. Mamie Barnhart and not Mrs. Mamie Powell who broke her arm in a fall last week.

Mrs. Ray Charlton, Warfordsburg, has a pink hollyhock in her yard which is 10-1/2 feet high.

Former Warfordsburg resident Mrs. Stella (Litton) Danfelt of Dawson, Pa., died last week.

Pvt. Marlin Jack Glee of McConnellsburg has been transferred to the Engineer Corps at Fort Ord, Calif. Prior to the transfer he was travelling with a missile launching crew and spent two weeks at the Huma testing grounds.

Deaths: Lester James Robison, Ellicott City, Md.; Charles Franklin Lane, Robertsdale; Mrs. Letitia Peck Falkenberg, Clayton, N.J.

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