2010-09-16 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 29, 1960
of Commerce on Wednesday, Paul Ott, Mrs. John Spangler, Eugene Earley, Lyle Duffey and Tad McLaughlin were named to a committee to plan for a celebration of McConnellsburg’s 175th year in 1962.

Bernard M. Gress, McConnellsburg, has been appointed Fulton County Chairman of “Citizens for Kennedy and Johnson,” the Democratic president and vice-president team.

Mrs. Mary Morton and Russell Akers of McConnellsburg were married last week in New Oxford, Pa., by Rev. Ernest W. Brindle, former pastor of the Evangelical and Reformed Church of McConnellsburg.

Norman Helman, Big Cove Tannery, qualified for state competition at the 4-H District Horse Show in Carlisle on September 24. His sister, Cindy, and Marlys Palmer of Warfordsburg also participated in the show.

Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Shives moved last week to their recently purchased home, the former Harold Richards property.

Jury court, which started with grand jury deliberations on September 16, continues in session, the longest court term since the last murder trial some 10 years ago.

A scenic tour of the county has been planned for October 12 and will take in every township. The tour will be over 100 miles distance travelled.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Miller, McConnellsburg, on September 25; a son to Mr. and Mrs. George Keefer, Fort Loudon, on September 25.

Pvt. Harry A. Mellott has completed basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and will take advanced infantry training at Fort Dix, N.J. Mellott is on six months active service with the National Guard.

Mr. and Mrs. Lauren Murray and Lewis Deneen of Amaranth watched the launching of the USS Enterprise, said to be the largest ship ever built, while visiting in Newport News, Va., over the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Shank bought the Markley property in Warfordsburg for $6,000 at public sale on Saturday.

Wilbur C. Henderson of Philadelphia will speak on private industrial development at a meeting of the Fulton Industrial Committee on September 30 at the courthouse.

James Deneen has purchased the Cromwell property at Needmore and will be moving in soon.

Marriage licenses were applied for at the courthouse recently by the following couples: Harry R. Shay of Tyrone and Bertha L. Stewart, Birgmingham, Pa.; Roy M. Cousins of Kittanning and Karen F. Wolfe, Adrian, Pa.; George F. Morton and Lois E. Henry, both of McConnellsburg; Kirk Cover, Big Cove Tannery, and Sally Johnston, McConnellsburg; Robert E. Miller Jr. and Judith J. Foltz, both of Hagerstown; James Allegro, Greensburg, and Alma Seigh, Washington, D.C.; Larry Gene Barnhart and Helen Martha Strait, both of Hustontown.

Major and Mrs. James Popoe of Arlington, Va., announce the birth of a son, John Marvin, on September 26.

Death: George D. Clopper of Clear Spring, Md. To help make the final payments on the Hustontown Community Building, a rummage sale will be held on October 8.

Army Pvt. Joseph L. Headley, McConnellsburg, recently arrived at Stuttgart, Germany, for a tour of duty.

A new law which became effective July 1 provided pensions for widows and their dependants of World War II and Korean veterans who died of non-service connected disabilities. The new pension has certain income limitations.

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