2011-01-06 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 14, 1971


Mrs. Etta Sipes, who would have marked her 101st birthday on June 4, died on Monday at the home of her son, Dr. Dwight R. Sipes in Everett, where she had made her home for some time. A native of Fulton County, Ms. Sipes was born at Needmore on June 4, 1870. She and her husband, Reuben, resided on a farm at Harrisburg all their married life.

The two New York College coeds found dead near Warfordsburg on November 4 were tortured with as many as five different instruments before they were killed in a murder orgy that involved narcotics, according to a pathologist’s report released last week. Dr. Hall, Waynesboro pathologist, cited the possibility of the orgy in revealing the completed results of his long investigation into the twin killings. The discovery of LSD-coated chewing gum in the clothing of one girl and the multiple injuries inflicted on their bodies, both before and after their deaths, were influencing factors in the determination. The girls were dead up to six days or more before their bodies were discovered. Both were student nurses.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W. Strait of Knobsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, January 19.

The cost of mailing a letter probably will go up this spring as the debt-ridden U.S. Postal Service takes on the trappings of a private corporation. The stamp for a firstclass letter is expected to increase from 6 cents to 8 cents in April.

Engagement: Mrs. Grace Sipes of Needmore announces the engagement of her daughter, Barbara Joyce, to Willis Glenn Swope, son of Mr. And Mrs. Floyd Swope of Mc- Connellsburg.

News of men in service: Lance Cpl. Stephen Truax, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Truax of McConnellsburg, is now stationed in Okinawa. Navy Petty Officer Third Class William H. Flowers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn E. Flowers of Hancock, has successfully completed an aviation administration course at the Naval Air Technical Training Center in Millington, Tenn.

Henry Oren Paul Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer L. Hill of Warfordsburg, has been chosen to serve on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints in Southern Australian Mission. He will serve as a missionary for two years at his own expense.

William McKelvey was elected president at last week’s meeting of the directors of the Great Cove Golf and Recreation Club.

Deaths: James E. Bishop, Big Cove Tannery; Mrs. Mary E. Deneen, Cumberland, Md.; James F. Burrall, Hanover; Clarence Elwood Hendershot, Fort Worth, Texas; Donald Morrow, Lewistown; Ernest G. Fix, Fayetteville.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Briggs of Mercersburg on December 31; a son to Mr. and Mrs. James Linscott of Hancock on January 2; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Kendall of McConnellsburg on January 2; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Coy of Mercersburg on January 2; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Duvall of Crystal Spring on January 2; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Buterbaugh of McConnellsburg on January 2.

Mrs. Nettie Golden, a lifelong resident of Fulton County, will observe her 90th birthday on Thursday, January 14.

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