2011-02-17 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 2, 1961

Funeral services were held for B. Newton Palmer, age almost 93 years, last Sunday afternoon in Sideling Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Palmer was formerly a teacher in the public and normal schools for the county.

Betty Jane Bard, Belfast Township, has been chosen as the Easter Seal girl in Fulton County.

Pennsylvanians will pay two cents more for each gallon of gasoline beginning April 1.

Agricultural Day, a new program for Fulton County, will be held on Thursday, March 2, in the courthouse in Mc- Connellsburg.

Congressman J. Irving Whalley has accepted an invitation to be guest speaker at the Fulton County ASC banquet on Friday, March 3, at the McConnellsburg firehall

Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Larry DeShong of Harrisonville on February 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Neil Mellott, McConnellsburg, on February 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Miller of Three Springs on February 22; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gordon, Mercersburg, on February 24; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cromer, McConnellsburg, on February 24; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Clair Barnett, Hustontown, on February 25; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Perrin, Warfordsburg, on February 24; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rhodes, Fort Littleton, on February 26.

Deaths: Mrs. Pansy McMenomay, Los Angeles, Calif., formerly of Belfast Township; Clarence Leslie Sipe, Avalon, Pa., formerly of Fulton County, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Sipe.

Members of the Borough Council of McConnellsburg voted at a special meeting Monday night to levy a 1/2 percent wage tax on all taxables living or working in the borough, effective April 1, 1961.

Rush Kerlin left Monday for Fort Dix after volunteering for a three-year enlistment in the U.S. Army.

Kenneth Gordon was presented the Master Farmer Award at the Penn Harris Hotel, Harrisburg, on January 10.

The possibility of establishing a golf course and country club in Fulton County was discussed by interested residents at the McConnellsburg Legion last Wednesday night. Another meeting will be held March 8 to carry out further plans for the project.

Nancy Caroy Cornelius, McConnellsburg, became the bride of Michael Andrew Hockman of Hagerstown.

Local firemen will sponsor a card party series every Saturday night during the winter months at the firehall.

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