2011-01-20 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 30, 1941

Deaths: Mrs. Florence Anna Paylor of Knobsville;

James H. Peck of McConnellsburg; Mrs. Frank E.

Neusbaum of near Fort Loudon; William Naugle of Ayr Township.

The parking meters in McConnellsburg yielded $43.39 during the two-week period ending January 24.

One night nearly two years ago, the War-Nee-Do Woman’s Club met at the home of Mrs. W.B. Stigers in Warfordsburg to discuss a project for the coming year. No one had an immediate suggestion, but after the meeting, Mrs. Stigers whispered the word “telephone.’ That whisper gained so much momentum that now, after much work by the club, Needmore has telephone service. The first three phones were installed in Needmore on January 16. The exchange was located in the home of Mrs. Ralph Layton on January 18, and the town was officially connected with Hancock and Breezewood on January 22.

Admitted to Everett Hospital during the past week were Mrs. Denver Oakman of Harrisonville for a major operation and Steve Horavath of McConnellsburg for an emergency appendectomy. Treated at the hospital dispensary were Hayes Richards of Cito for X-rays and reduction of a fracture of the left knee and Dayton Shives of Needmore for repair of a lacerated thigh.

“They’re in the Army now” is the caption on a two-column picture on the front page of this issue showing Fulton County’s first three young men to answer the call of Uncle Sam in the nation’s preparedness program. The three are Robert A. Ott and Royal N. Clevenger of McConnellsburg and Samuel Kerlin of Knobsville.The fourth man to make up the county’s quota, Vincent J. Bouvier of Dorchester, Mass., who was employed on the super highway, joined the above three at Bedford. Word has been received that the four young men are now stationed at Fort Mead, Md.

A large congregation witnessed the installation of the Rev. William H. Strohm as pastor of the McConnellsburg Presbyterian Church at a special service on Sunday.

Although the names of the men are not yet available, the local draft board has announced that the county’s next quota of four draftees will leave for service on February 5.

John Comerer, one of Fulton County’s oldest citizens, will celebrate his 91st birthday on January 31 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ott of McConnellsburg.

Philip C. Sonner and Pauline Deshong were married January 17.

Harold Lee Baumgardner, son of Hon. and Mrs. H.L. Baumgadner of Wells Tannery, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alabama on January 25. He will continue as a law student at the same university.

Miss Beatrice Mumma, a patient in the Lewistown Hospital, is reported to be greatly improved in health.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mellott of Needmore announce the birth of a daughter on January 23.

Robert Black of town was called to Everett Hospital on Saturday to give blood for a transfusion for Mrs. Louise Kerlin.

Mr. and Mrs. Max Stenger of McConnellsburg announce the birth of a son on January 26.

Death: Rush Knauff of Greencastle.

Paul J. Hershey and Mabel E. Stinson were wed January 20.

Mrs. Roy Booth and daughter Freda of Clear Ridge were housed with the grippe all last week.

Houses at Clear Ridge are now being wired and electric lights will be installed in the very near future.

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