2011-01-13 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files of January 23, 1941

Deaths: Mrs. W. Reed Miller; Crist A. Demick of

Elmwood, Ill.; David McCauley Morton of Big Cove

Tannery; Mrs. William E. Supernois of near Erskine, Minn.

The Science Forum of the McConnellsburg High School will sponsor a hobby show during the month of March. Students and faculty members will exhibit various hobbies. The committee in charge of the show includes: Paul Ott, Dale Keebaugh, Jack Kelso, Jean Mentzer, Henry Lequear, Betty Lea Washabaugh, Jack Fore, Cloyde Mellott, Martha Clevenger and Tillie Sloan.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Houston Johnston of Webster Mills celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last Thursday by having the Misses Mary and Rhoda Kendall and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lodge as their dinner guests.

A delegation of agriculture students and teachers from Fulton County attended the first annual Keystone FFA Association banquet in Harrisburg on Tuesday evening. Headed by George Reisner, county supervisor of agriculture, the delegation included G.W. Gienger, Hayes Palmer, Joe Fisher, Lawrence Jackson, Paul Gift and Wayne Smith of Warfordsburg; Wayne C. Handwerk and Edwin Wright of Hustontown; and Joseph Shelly and James Culler of Mc- Connellsburg.

Wilmer Mellott and Olla Engler were married December 30.

Richard E. Kalchthaler and Ella Geraldine Mellott were married on January 15.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilds of town entertained at a dinner last week in honor of the 80th birthday of Mrs. A.J. Pittman.

On Monday, January 20, Franklin Delano Roosevelt began his historic third term as president of the United States.

Five Fulton County boys enrolled in the CCC in January and were assigned to Company 305 at Cowans Gap. The boys who enrolled were Carl E. Deshong of Andover; Harry S. McFadden of Webster Mills; Thomas C. Deshong of Needmore; Clair Harrison Ritchey of Big Cove Tannery; and Herbert C. Hann of Needmore. At the present time, there are 15 Fulton County boys enrolled in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

William Harris of McConnellsburg was injured last Wednesday evening in Everett when he was struck by a car. He is now under observation at the Everett Hospital. He had been in Everett to visit his wife and new daughter, born on January 14. Now all three are patients in the same hospital.

Henry Doyle Horton and Alma Mae Gress were married on Sunday.

Hayes Richards, former county treasurer, fell on monday of this week and broke his leg.

Ross Hamil, who is employed on defense work in Pittsburgh, spent the weekend at his home here.

Chas. B. Stevens, F. McN. Johnston and Max Sheets attended the inauguration ceremony for President Roosevelt on Monday.

Recent births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cover of Big Cove Tannery on January 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. John Foster Mellott of McConnellsburg on January 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edwin E. Bookheimer of Cito on January 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Sipes of McConnellsburg on January 16; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Foster Mason of Todd Township on January 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Poole of Cito on January 16; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harold M. Rotz of Todd Township on January 21.

Death: Robert Appleby of Mount Union.

The Milton J. Kline farm in Licking Creek Township was sold at public sale on Saturday to Joseph Kolbaugh of Chambersburg of $4,250.

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