2011-02-03 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 13, 1941

Deaths: William McDonald Cunningham of Grove

City; Mrs. Annie (Chesnut) Laidig of Hustontown;

Nancy Louise Shotts of Laidig; Mrs. Mary (Heeter) Huffe of Johnstown; Mrs. John Pine of Ayr Township; Luther Hayden Grove of Clear Ridge; Mrs. Lawrence Anna Paylor of near Knobsville.

A charge of property damage while hunting was lodged against two Everett men by Game Protector Isaac Baumgardner this week. The two were charged with shooting at the chimney and windows of the home tenanted by Irvin Kerlin of Dublin Township on January 1. Arraigned before a local justice of the peace, the men were released upon payment of $25 each and costs.

Pvt. Paul Schuster, fingerprint expert of the Pennsylvania State Police, will be the guest speaker at the meeting of the local Woman’s Club on Friday. “Universal Fingerprinting” is one of the projects of the Federation of Women’s Clubs this year.

Rev. Oliver S. Metzler, retired Methodist minister, died at Williamsport on February 9.

The McConnellsburg School Board has voted to organize classes in the national war defense program now being conducted throughout the nation. Persons between the ages of 17 and 24 who are interested in enrolling in these classes should contact C. Owen Fries.

The War-Nee-Do Club held a public meeting in the Warfordsburg auditorium on February 5 to celebrate the opening of telephone service in the southern part of Fulton County.

Pvt. Paul T. Ruda of the McConnellsburg State Police has been transferred to Huntingdon, and Pvt. Wayne C. Myers of Huntingdon has been assigned to the local substation.

The McConnellsburg Borough of Education, at its meeting on Monday, awarded the John M. Spangler Scholarship to Catherine Fields, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Fields of McConnellsburg.

Four youths who escaped from the Federal Reformatory in Washington, D.C., on Sunday were arrested by Chief of Police Lynn Bard after stealing the automobile of Tad McLaughlin. After a series of auto thefts, the youths arrived in McConnellsburg, abandoned one stolen car and took the McLaughlin car. Bard, who saw the youths leave in the local druggist’s car, checked with McLaughlin, learned it had been stolen and gave chase. Overtaking them at Shorty’s Place, he arrested all four and brought them here where he lodged them in jail.

The house and furnishings of Alvin Strait of near Andover were destroyed by fire last Wednesday evening. Two Allegheny County men have been arrested by Pittsburgh police and charged with a series of burglaries. Among the crimes they have admitted was the robbery of the local Western Union office some time ago.

Ott Brothers’ public sale near Knobsville on Friday brought some of the best prices recorded this season. A pair of draft horses brought $325 and a binder sold for $190. The wholesale totalled more than $6,000.

After living here for 18 months, the Raymond Clark family moved on Saturday from the Porter Duvall house to Baltimore.

Mrs. John Souders entered the University Hospital in Philadelphia on Monday for an operation.

Pvt. Robert A. Ott of Fort Meade, Md., one of Fulton County’s first draftees, spent a 24-hour leave over the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Ott.

Stanley Brown of Clear Ridge received a bad cut of the foot last week when his axe glanced while he was cutting logs.

Born: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Newman of Shore Valley.

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