2011-01-13 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 26, 1961

Preliminary steps were taken at a special meeting of the Borough Council on Monday to levy a wage tax on all employed residents of the town as well as nonresidents who are employed in the borough. At the same meeting, K.G. Richards, the only bidder, was awarded the snow removal bid quote hourly rates of $8.50 for a grader, $8.50 for a highlift, $4 for W and Y-tag trucks and $1.25 for labor.

Work began Tuesday on the remodelling of the chancel in the McConnellsburg Methodist Church. Service on Sunday will be held in the United Church of Christ.

Redith Fix, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fix Jr. of Mc- Connellsburg, received her cap at ceremonies at the Altoona Hospital School of Nursing on December 15.

Plans were made to erect road signs throughout the county at a Chamber of Commerce meeting last Wednesday. The signs are expected to cost approximately 13 cents each.

The engagement of Judith L. Eichelberger, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Nace of McConnellsburg, to Jay K. Gruner III of Washington, D.C. is announced.

State police report more than the normal number of accidents in the county due to the snow-covered roads.

State drivers licenses will cost $4 instead of $2 this year and will be good for two years instead of one.

Miss Mary Trout will celebrate her 92nd birthday on January 28.

Several countians braved the snowstorm and travelled to Washington last week to see President Kennedy’s inauguration.

Lloyd Lee Glunt, Shade Gap, and Virginia Rose Doyle, McConnellsburg, were married on December 31

The Warfordsburg correspondent writes: “We already have 16 inches of snow and the weatherman calls for three more inches and below zero temperatures.”

Mr. and Mrs. Wendall Peterson of Chambersburg were Sunday visitors with Mr. and Mrs. Warren Peterson of Burnt Cabins and enjoyed a sledding party with the young folks. Mr. Peterson is a teacher in Chambersburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Morton and son of Burnt Cabins will move this week to Camp Hill where they have purchased a home.

The Fulton County Bank has installed a new electronic bookkeeping machine in its checking account department replacing two conventional machines. Bank President Walter R. Sloan says, “it does not mean, however, that we are substituting a cold machine for the friendly, personal service that has always been our trademark.”

Mrs. Clifford Foreman of Wells Tannery underwent surgery at the Huntingdon Hospital last week.

An open house will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Fischer of Amaranth to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on January 28.

Deaths: James M. Barton, Crystal Spring; S. Edward McKee, Amaranth; Mrs. Frances Soller, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Fulton County; Mrs. George G. Heinbaugh, Zullinger, formerly of Fulton County; Laura F. Youse, Mc- Connellsburg; Mrs. Nellie Truax, Breezewood.

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