2010-07-22 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 1, 1940

Deaths: Adda Belle Snyder Mellott of Needmore; Jacob Douglas of near Hancock; Jacob Hammann of Germantown, Md.

A practical test of the new superhighway for military effectiveness will be made on August 6 when a battalion of National Guard artillery moves from Indiantown Gap to Bedford and into battle position. An attempt will be made to move 20 men 135 miles from the military reservation into firing position near Bedford in five hours. If this is accomplished, it will be the fastest time ever made over a corresponding distance by any ground troops in the Untied States.

The population of Fulton County, as shown by a preliminary count of the 16th census, taken as of April 1, 1940, is 10,688 as compared with 9,231 on April 1, 1930. The preliminary figures also show that there are 1,424 farms in the county.

The 54th annual camp meeting at Crystal Spring will open on August 9 and will continue for 10 days. Rev. Fred B. Norris of Chambersburg has been chosen as the evangelist for this year’s meeting.

County Treasurer H.E. Chesnut has announced that the 1940 hunting licenses will be available on Wednesday, August 28.

Earl W. Smith and Larue Fix were married July 24.

Chauncey Sturgis, 46, of York, was instantly killed when the truck he was driving left the road and crashed into a tree on the east side of Enid Mountain in Wells Township on July 25.

While speed tests by safety engineers of large motor companies showed that stock cars could travel with ease at 102 miles an hour on the new superhighway, the actual speed limit on the turnpike still remains in doubt. Gov. James has not yet announced whether the state’s 50-milean hour limit will be enforced on the new road.

Mrs. Christ Shimer and Lawrence Shimer attended the wedding of Miss Alva Stauffer and Frank Gunnells at the UB Church of Chambersburg last Thursday.

David Gress of town suffered a light stroke last Wednesday and is now confined to his bed at the home of Mrs. Russell Rummel.

Mrs. H.E. Grissinger returned home on Wednesday from the Cumberland Hospital where she underwent a major operation.

Kenneth King has the confectionery at the Wilson Grove Bush meeting this year.

Raymond Long and Inez Bishop were wed last Thursday.

A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Henry of Fort Littleton on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Long of Maddensville are the proud parents of an eight-and-one-half-pound son.

Luther Stinson of Burnt Cabins is all smiles. It’s a dishwasher.

Miss Irene Lamberson of Fairview is spending some time in Knobsville, caring for Mrs. Hester Snyder.

Mrs. Paul Cline and new baby of Cito returned home from the Chambersburg Hospital one day last week.

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