2011-02-17 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 27, 1941

Deaths: Mrs. Emma (Gress) Weisharr of Detroit,

Mich.; Tobias Riley Kline of Shady Grove; Joseph

D. Mellott of Mount Union; Mrs. Harriet Palmer Dixon of Chambersburg; Mrs. B.W. Kyler of Mapleton Depot.

Recent births: a daughter, Nellie Jean, to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Shives of McConnellsburg on February 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Miller of Three Springs on February 15.

Charles Woodrow Benson of Hustontown was rejected for military service at Altoona on February 24. Benson had been sent for induction to replace Merrill Hopkins of Mc- Connellsburg, who volunteered but was rejected at Altoona. Hopkins had been sent to take the place of John Bard of Big Cove Tannery, who was also rejected. Harold Beaver Shaw of Waterfall will now be sent as a replacement for Benson.

The local high school five defeated the Mountaineer basketball team on Tuesday night by a score of 33 to 30. The Mountaineer team was composed of Marshall Helman, George Paul, Robert Fields, Norman Wermick and Junior Fields. The high school had in its lineup Herman Mellott Jr., Cloyd Mellott, Lewis Largent, Paul Henry and Dale Keebaugh.

Mrs. Owen C. Laidig, 49, of Mount Union, was instantly killed on Saturday evening near Orbisonia when the car operated by her husband crashed into a tree. She died of a broken neck. The Laidigs had spent the day in Fulton County visting friends and relatives. Mrs. Laidig visited in the home of Miss Edith Wilds of Fort Littleton and refused an invitation to supper so that she and her husband could return to Mount Union in time for evangelistic services. She was the former Anna Belle Shaffer of Three Springs. Mr. Laidig suffered injuries about the face and head, three stitches being required to close an ugly gash.

William Buterbaugh, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Buterbaugh, who lives along the Cito Road, received a possible fractured shoulder and several fractured ribs on Sunday when he collided with a car driven by Carl Carbaugh of Ayr Township. Buterbaugh was sledding on the road past his home on the Cito Road. Unable to get stopped, he coasted onto the Cito Road and hit the left rear fender of the Carbaugh car. He was treated by Dr. E.H. MacKinlay and then taken to Chambersburg Hospital.

Parking meter receipts for the two-week period ending on February 21 amounted to $41.98.

Four Fulton County men will be called by the local draft board for induction on March 19. They are Matthew McClellan Pittman of McConnellsburg; Quay Edward Mellott of Saluvia; Norman Foster Edwards of Hustontown; and Fred Oakman Barnhart of Amaranth.

Following is the menu for another all-you-can-eat 35-cent supper, this time to be served at the Warfordsburg Methodist Church on March 20: chicken, filling, gravy, mashed potatoes, lima beans, coleslaw, pickles, bread, butter, fruit, jello, cookies and coffee.

The McConnellsburg Lions Club is sponsoring the organization of a Lions Club at Mercersburg. Twenty businessmen of Mercersburg will comprise the nucleus of the new club.

Boyd Fore Jr. and Marshall Plunkett, who are employed at one of the Hercules Powder Co. plants in South River, N.J., visited in McConnellsburg over the weekend.

Miss Marie Fleming, a student at the West Virginia Beauty College in Martinsburg, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Fleming.

Mrs. Harold C. Welsh and Mrs. Thad Shimer were admitted to Waynesboro Hospital last week and both underwent operations on Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Hollenshead of Needmore are the proud parents of a baby boy born on February 22.

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