2011-01-27 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 6, 1941

Deaths: Mrs. Charles H. Lewis of Artemas; Adolphus S. Jones of Dublin Township; John W. Bain of near Webster Mills; Mrs. Raymond Runk of Three Springs; George Lynch of lower Ayr Township; Nicholas Elmer Miller Hoover of near Laidig; Edward D. Mellott of Salem, Ohio.

Donald Fryman Lynch and Ruth Lois Clark were married on January 31.

The first war defense course for Fulton County has been approved and will begin in the very near future at Hustontown. The course, for all persons between 17 and 24, will include eight weeks of intensive study in the operation, care and repair of tractors, trucks and automobiles and will be entirely practical.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Comerer of McConnellsburg was the scene of a surprise party last week in honor of the 37th birthday of Mrs. Comerer’s sister, Mrs. Bruce Douglas.

Miss Betty Bailey, a student teacher from Penn State, began eight weeks of teaching in the home economics department of the local school on February 3.

Death: Mrs. Carlton Brown of Maddensville.

Six pairs of leather, sheepskin-lined gloves were donated to the McConnellsburg Fire Co. this week by Harry M. Johnston. The gloves will be used only by the hosemen.

At a meeting of the local fire company on Tuesday evening, arrangements were made to start a drive for funds for the purchase of a 1941 chassis for the company’s pumper.

With the death of Joshua Hamlin Price, 65, of Orbisonia, in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital on Friday, Huntingdon County recorded its first fatal motor vehicle accident in 1941.

Death: infant child of Mr. and Mrs. George Shotts.

Fulton County’s latest draftees left on February 5 for Altoona where they were inducted into the United States Army. Those leaving for one year’s training were Woodrow Wilson Strait, Harrisonville; John Edward Bard, Big Cove Tannery; Conrad Andy Knable, McConnellsburg; and Alfred Couch Burns of Knobsville, who volunteered for service.

A number of centers have been set up in Fulton County to cooperate in the new Cotton Mattress program, a plan to reduce the cotton surplus and increase the health, comfort and happiness of low-income rural families. Any family which has a net income of $500 or less may get a mattress by helping to make it at one of the centers. The only cost will be 60 cents for incidentals, such as thread, needles, etc. The 50 pounds of cotton and the 10 yards of ticking used in making each mattress will be an outright donation from the Surplus Marketing Administration. M. Earl Truax is serving as chairman of the program in Fulton County.

William Jr., the 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Tritle of McConnellsburg, was taken sick with double pneumonia on his birthday on Sunday. He is now a patient in Everett Hospital.

Dr. Robert McKibbin of Waynesboro suffered a paralytic stroke last Friday, which paralyzed his right side. His condition is critical.

Mr. and Mrs. Reed Sowers of Needmore announce the birth of a 7-pound daughter, Madeline Alverda.

Mrs. Jennie Wible returned home from Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia on Tuesday of last week.

Among those currently suffering from pneumonia are Mrs. John Bain, Shirley and Wilson Oliver, Freddie Cunningham and Edward Deshong.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Naugle is seriously ill at the Chambersburg Hospital with influenza meningitis.

Deaths: Eugene, little son of Mr. and Mrs. John Mellott of Sipes Mill.

A Valentine party will be held at the Harris Hotel on February 13, with music by Shorty Heefner and his orchestra. The price will be $1.25, which will include a buffet supper.

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