2011-02-24 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 9, 1961

Door-to- door mail delivery will start in Mc-

Connellsburg on April 1 with one delivery of parcel and letter post once a day, Monday through Saturday. The Fulton Chamber of Commerce is given the credit for bringing this about.

A copy of the old Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertise (now the Baltimore American) dated August 20, 1773, and a copy of The Fulton County News dated September 21, 1899, were found by Mrs. Scott Runyan while cleaning the attic of her home on Market Street.

The real estate tax levy of several mills will remain the same as 1961 for borough residents.

A survey of all farms in Fulton County which produce feed grain will get under way this week, according to the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Committee, as an advance step in connection with proposed feed grain programs.

Dale Kendall, who is employed by D.F. Trout, brick contractor, Washington, D.C., was judged the best bricklayer in the No. 1 Bricklayers Union of Washington, making him eligible to enter the national contest in Detroit in April.

Carl B. Mellott, gunner’s mate second class, is serving aboard the guided missile cruiser, USS Canberra, which is on a training exercise in the Caribbean.

The complete wage tax ordinance adopted by the borough of McConnellsburg is advertised in this issue.

Former county resident Seibert S. Young died at Mapa, Idaho, on February 18.

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Grissinger and son Danny attended the capping ceremony for their daughter, Sally, a student nurse at York Hospital. Mrs. H.E. Grissinger also attended the ceremonies.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Claude R. Mellott, McConnellsburg, on February 27; a son to Mr. and Mrs. George Morton, Waynesboro, on February 28; a son to Mr. and Mrs. John Mann, McConnellsburg, on March 4; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Davis, Mc- Connellsburg, on March 4.

The Barry Souders family of Knobsville will be moving their house trailer to Alaska where Mr. Souders is serving in the armed forces.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sprenkle were guests at a dinner party at the Dora McGowan home in Burnt Cabins on Sunday in honor of their 25th wedding anniversary.

Eddie, son of Mrs. Lou Locke of Burnt Cabins, has joined the U.S. Navy.

Mrs. Guy Hoopengardner of Amaranth was the winner of 25 acres of land in Brazil, the prize for a slogan contest sponsored by the Berkeley Springs radio station.

Harper Layton, Amaranth, graduated last Friday as an auto mechanic from the William and Mary Technical Institute at Norfolk, Va.

Doris Duvall of Crystal Spring has been accepted for junior membership in the American Guernsey Cattle Club of Peterborough, N.H.

A 210-acre farm, five miles north of Waterfall, with a sixroom frame farmhouse, barn and outbuildings, is advertised for sale for $12,500 or $14,000 with machinery and livestock.

The Corner Dairy and Delicatessen, 215 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, with equipment and inventory, is advertised for sale and immediate possession for $25,000.

Deaths: Mrs. Nettie Mathias, Pittsburgh, formerly of Burnt Cabins; Charles D. Greathead, Chambersburg, formerly of McConnellsburg; B. Newton Palmer of Portage, Pa., formerly of Needmore; Mrs. Carrie Blanche Keith, Three Springs; Bruce R. Barnett, Coalmont, Pa., formerly of Waterfall.

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