2010-12-23 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files of January 2, 1941
’41 Deaths: James Earl O’Rourke of near Needmore; Wilson H. “Buddy” Elder of Chambersburg; Mrs. Ida Betz Sipes of Curwensville; Doris Jean Hess of Whips Cove; Lloyd Vaughn Black of near Waterfall.

The first of a series of winter card parties, sponsored by the local Lions Club, will be held at the Harris Hotel on January 14.

The Lions Club played host to the first four grades of the local school at a party just before the Christmas recess, with Santa giving a treat to each child. Following a custom started several years ago, the Lions distributed baskets to needy families over the Christmas season, visiting 14 homes last Tuesday evening.

Members of the Mercersburg Rotary Club will tour Mc- Connellsburg on Thursday evening to judge homes in the Christmas lighting contest. The judging is late this year because, on two different occasions, the men who promised to do the judging failed to appear.

Retha M. Glazier was appointed mercantile appraiser of Fulton County on Tuesday by Auditor General Warren R. Roberts. The fee-compensated position is for a period of one year.

The parking meters in McConnellsburg yielded $65 during the past two weeks, according to Lynn Bard, borough policemen.

Robert Brant and Violet Barnett were married on Christmas.

The 160-mile Pennsylvania Turnpike, opened to traffic since October 1, has developed more revenue than was hoped for by consulting engineers. Total revenues for the first two months were $410,586, a daily average of $6,731. Engineers had given an estimated figure of $6,565 per day. The total number of vehicles using the road was 169,858.

Harold C. Welsh and George L. Reisner attended the convention of the Pennsylvania State Education Association in Harrisburg last week.

Ella Kendall, R.N. will spend the week of January 5 in Elizabethtown, attending lectures at the Pennsylvania State Hospital for Crippled Children.

Harry Shaw began his duties as clerk at the local post office this week.

Miss Mary Knauff, librarian, Bennington, N.J., is spending her holiday vacation at her home in Ayr Township.

Mrs. Clair Shafer of New Grenada spent a few days last week in Indiantown Gap where Mr. Shaffer is employed.

Mrs. Sarah M. “Aunt Sally” Houck of New Grenada observed her 92nd birthday on December 29.

Harry R. Brant and Mabel Wright were married on December 24.

Mr. and Mrs. Lamont Stunkard of Wells Tannery announce the birth of a son in Everett Hospital.

It was colder on the Fourth of July than it was on Christmas this year. The mercury dropped to 55 on the Fourth and climbed to 56 on Christmas.

Norman A. Horner and Esther May Daniels were married December 16.

Fulton Countians admitted to Everett Hospital during the past week included Mrs. Webster Hess of Amaranth for a minor operation and Ephriam Mellott of Needmore for reduction of a “multiple comminuted fracture” of the left leg.

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