2010-12-23 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 5, 1961
’61 Bruce Douglas, president of the board of directors of the Fulton County Medical Center, reported that it is becoming increasingly difficult for the local hospital to operate with charity care at the level it has now reached. There were 1,523 days of care given free for the year ending May 31, 1960. At an average cost of $14.79 per day, the yearly sum for charity cases amounted to a $22,525.17 deficit.

The first Borough Council meeting of the year was held on Monday with the following councilmen present: President E.W. Pyles, William Shaffer, Lester Carmack, Harry Grissinger, Charles Waters and Parker Crouse. Elwood Mellott was appointed treasurer at $50 a year and Albert Foster borough solicitor at a retaining fee of $50.

Clifford Lynn Seiders, McConnellsburg, suffered a fractured skull, a broken nose, two broken wrists and multiple bruises and abrasions last Thursday when he fell through a hole on the second floor of the Fulton Builders and Supply building onto a concrete floor, about 12 feet below. Seiders, an employee of Shimer’s Body Shop, was being shown storm windows by employee Carl Seiders,when the accident occurred.

The engagement of Wanda Lee Oakman and John Elbin, both of Warfordsburg, is announced.

The new minimum wage law will go into effect on January 15. The minimum wage will be $1 an hour for a 40-hour week. In communities of less than 10,000, the minimum rate for experienced help will be 90 cents an hour.

Ray L. Swadley, radarman seaman apprentice, MJN, will graduate on January 13 from the Radarman School at Norfolk , Va.

A marriage license was issued last week to Gary A. Grissinger and Linda L. Richards, both of McConnellsburg.

The inauguration of President-elect John F. Kennedy on January 20 is expected to draw at least half a million people.

Mrs. Harvey Richards underwent major surgery for a perforated esophagus at Harrisburg Polyclinic Hospital on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Winter moved into their newly remodelled home on East Market Street last Thursday.

The Needmore correspondent writes “Our community, in general, enjoyed the lovely white Christmas with the beautiful tree in the center of our village. Thanks to the IOOF Lodge which provided its Christmas beauty.”

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Keebaugh, Fort Littleton, on December 19; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Golden, Warfordsburg, on December 22; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rhodes Mc- Connellsburg, on December 22; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James Bishop, McConnellsburg, on December 24; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sipes, McConnellsburg, on December 25.

Deaths: Henry Howard Peck McConnellsburg; Mrs. J. Willard Snyder, McConnellsburg; Donald Winegardner, Somerset, N.J., formerly of Clear Ridge; Simon A. Shaw, Crystal Spring; Rankin Buterbaugh, Paradise, Pa., formerly of near Mercersburg.

Harry’s Market advertises Liquid Mist Reddi-Starch 79 cents, kitchen-tested (our kitchen).

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