2010-12-30 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files of January 11, 1951
’51 A new restaurant has been opened in the Cline building on Lincoln Way East in McConnellsburg. Operated by Mrs. Berlin Whitsel, the new eating place will be known as Whitsel’s Restaurant and will specialize in Texas hot dogs and short orders.

Dan and Harry Trout, contractors in Washington, D.C., spent Tuesday at their farm in Ayr Township.

Blaine Bergstresser has been appointed jury commissioner of Fulton County to fill the unexpired term of Bruce Miller.

Forty-three gift parcels were collected by the local VFW Auxiliary for distribution to the patients in the Veterans Hospital in Altoona this past Christmas.

Workmen drilling for oil struck as in Bedford County last week, but is believed to be only a “pocket.”

Some 5,000 workers at the Fairchild plant in Hagerstown went on strike Monday in a dispute over the company’s “merit system.” Currently, Fairchild is making C-119 transports.

Melvin Thomas, a junior at the Taylor Township High School, has been named president of the Future Farmer Association for the three-county area of Bedford, Blair and Fulton.

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Marion Rotz to Charles E. Walker.

Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Mellott and two children left Hustontown on Sunday morning for Aikins, S.C., where Mr. Mellott is employed as an engineer on a government job.

Death: Bruce Miller of Webster Mills.

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