2011-01-06 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 16, 1941


Deaths: Elmer E. Miller of St. Thomas; Ruth Maxine Clevenger of Hagerstown; Dottie Shirley

Rouzer of near Harrisonville.

Miss Ruth Harris has resigned her position as clerk in the local post office, effective Thursday morning, to accept a position as stenographer in the public assistance office in McConnellsburg. Melvin Strait will take over the job left vacant by Miss Harris.

Taylor Township is the first school district in the county to approve the pre-employment shop courses now being organized as a part of the war defense program. The first course in Taylor Township will cover automobile mechanics and will get under way as soon as approval is received from Harrisburg. These courses will be available to young men out of school, between the ages of 17 nd 24.

At the meeting of the shareholders of The First National Bank on Tuesday of this week, these directors were reelected: John P. Sipes, Merrill W. Nace, D.E. Little, George S. Grissinger, A.W. Grissinger, Harry M. Johnstown, Lewis Harris and H.B. Mellott.

These directors of The Fulton County National Bank were re-elected the same day: C.R. Spangler, W.R. Sloan, John W. Kelso, Robert G. Alexander, D.A. Washabaugh and George B. Mellott.

At the annual meeting of the Keystone Chapter, Future Farmers of America, to be held in Harrisburg on January 21, three Fulton County boys will be honored by being the first in the county to receive the Keystone Degree. They are Wilmer Mellott and Paul Gift, both of Warfordsburg, and James Culler of McConnellsburg. For outstanding accomplishments in his project program, Lawrence Jackson of the Warfordsburg chapter will receive a medal at the Keystone banquet, which will be attended by more than 400 boys from throughout the state.

Warned that they will face a $200,000 loss of revenue if the Lincoln Highway is not quickly modernized, almost 400 businessmen from dozens of communities along Route 30 heard encouraging pledges of help from prominent state officials at a dinner at Bedford last Thursday night.

Trimmer’s 5 & 10 Cent Store, which has been in operation here for the past several years, concluded its “closing out” sale on Saturday. On Tuesday, the location in the D.E. Little building was taken over by Hershey’s 5 & 10 Cent Stores, which hopes to be in operation by January 24.

Bernard M. Gress, a graduate of Eckels College of Embalming in 1938, has been granted his practicing license, having successfully passed the state board examination.

James E. Johnson and Ethel Morse were wed November 23.

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