2011-02-03 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 16, 1961

The proposed borough Wage Tax is causing much contention in McConnellsburg, but an order, issued by the management of Fulton Manufacturing Co., that workers boycott local stores to protest it has been publicly rescinded by Alex Passon, manager, who said his action in ordering the boycott was misguided.

The One Hour Cleaners and Brantner Bowling Alleys were broken into on Saturday night and the cash registers emptied of cash. Thefts of petty cash, candy and cigarettes from the local firehall were also reported.

Four of the six members of the 1938 McConnellsburg High School track and field team and coach C. Owen Fries attended the Inquirer Track meet in Philadelphia on Feb- ruary 10. They are: Fred Hamil, G.C. Fields Jr., L. Wilson Mellott and H. Lyle Duffey. The other two members of the team, which won top honors in 1938, are Harry and Richard Grissinger.

The present three-cent stamp for local delivery will automatically be increased to four cents when door-to-door mail delivery starts in McConnellsburg next month.

Audrey G. Bard of Harrisonville, and a junior majoring in home economics at Indiana State College, has been awarded a $150 Extension Homemakers Scholarship.

Gov. David Lawrence has signed a bill changing the starting date of the state’s fiscal year from June 1 to July 1.

Congressmen J. Irving Whalley is seeking to extend unemployment compensation benefits for 13 additional weeks for the hundreds of jobless workers in the 18th District.

Edward Bruce Lake has been appointed supervisor of Licking Creek Township to fill the unexpired term of Brian Mellott.

Mrs. Charles Kendall was bitten and knocked down by a 400-pound hog last Sunday. The animal had wandered onto the farm from a neighboring property and turned on her viciously when she went to drive it away.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Deneen of Amaranth on February 7; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harty Barnett, Hustontown, recently; a son to Mr. and Mrs. James Bottenfield, Needmore, on February 9; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Garlock, McConnellsburg, on February 11.

Scott Deneen of Warfordsburg died in the Berkeley Springs Hospital a few days after falling and breaking his hip.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Baker, Hustontown, have purchased the restaurant at the “Y” and took over the management on Saturday. Mrs. Margaret Hann has successfully operated the business for the past year and a half.

The heaviest snowfall of the season fell on Wednesday, closing the schools and cancelling many other activities. Weathermen say it is the worst winter since 1888.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shaw of Burnt Cabins have moved to Neelyton.

William Fischer of Amaranth, having filled his term of enlistment, has received his discharge from the Army.

An icicle on the home of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Winegardner measured 21-1/2 inches wide and 8-1/2 feet long.

Mrs. Lizzie Bain Lysinger of Bedford, formerly of Fort Littleton, celebrated her 99th birthday on February 12.

Delores Jean Krouse of Mount Union and Richard M. Decker of McConnellsburg were married on February 4.

Engagements announced: Elsie Mellott, Needmore, to Allan Jackson of Breezewood and Carol Faye Gordon, Needmore, to Ronald Richards, McConnellsburg.

Death: Jesse William Briggs, Fayetteville, formerly of Burnt Cabins.

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