2011-01-20 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 30, 1951

Work is again getting under way on the D.A.

Washabaugh building on Lincoln Way West, which was at a standstill for several months due to the steel shortage.

John Greathead attended the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. J.V. Wilhelm, in Pittsburgh on Saturday.

Elaine Runk was surprised last Thursday evening when a crowd gathered to help celebrate her 16th birthday.

Births: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas of McConnellsburg on January 24; a son to Mr. and Mr. Walter Kendall of McConnellsburg on January 26; a son to Mr. and Mrs. James Dickinson of Wells Tannery on January 30; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bishop Jr., York, on January 9.

The News Office has hit a snag in the moving of a new newspaper press from Bedford. The press is now in a basement and, in order to get it out of the building, a wall will have to be torn down. It is hoped the press, all 10 tons of it, will be moved this week to its new location in the Morton building.

C.J. “Joe” Mellott has been elected president of Rho Omega Alpha fraternity of the Bowling Green College of Commerce at Bowling Green, Ky.

A coroner’s jury has ruled that the death of 37-year-old Mrs. Robert Mellott of Knobsville, who stepped into the path of a moving automobile on January 21, was unavoidable.

An anesthesia machine has finally been located and major surgery will soon be possible at Fulton County Medical Center.

Death: Mrs. Mary M. Carbaugh of Greencastle.

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