2011-02-24 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 8, 1951

“A bushel and a peck” – that’s how many troubles the News has been having. After the new press in the Morton building was all assembled, it was discovered that a piece deep inside is broken. The press will now have to be dismantled again.

Warrant Officer Melvin Strait of Camp Atterbury, Ind., spent the weekend at his home here.

Miss Lillian Grissinger was taken by ambulance last Saturday evening to the Waynesboro Hospital.

Dr. Radford C. Locke, Orbisonia dentist, has been called to active duty with the Dental Corps of the United States Air Force Reserves.

The Warfordsburg girls basketball team won the county championship last Friday night by defeating the Green Hill team by a score of 42-27 on the McConnellsburg floor.

Charlie Barnett and his “name” band will appear at the local American Legion home next Thursday night.

Births: a daughter to Mr. and Mr.s Jacob Rockwell of Mercersburg on March 1; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Miller of Needmore on March 3.

Nine young men will go to Pittsburgh for their pre-induction physical exams. They are Hubert B. Ficks, McConnellsburg; Lloyd I. Divelbliss of Warfordsburg; Gerald E. Wright of Hopewell; Edwin L. Steach of Crystal Spring; Grover Mellott of Webster Mills; Paul E. Long of Hustontown; Richard Shaw of Crystal Spring; Melvin E. Mellott of Needmore; and Carl S. Brown of Fort Littleton.

Wilson Charles Barthalow and Francis Naomi Rhodes were married February 24.

George S. Grissinger Jr. of McConnellsburg has qualified as a member of the Chevrolet Parts Managers Record Club.

Earl J. Madden, county highways superintendent, announced this week that four state-owned cars assigned to the department will be equipped with two-way radios.

The popular Stylists from Waynesboro will be featured at the McConnellsburg VFW home on March 17.

Since the robins have returned, it sounds like spring is near.

Deaths: Miss Barbara Martin of McConnellsburg; Mrs. Margaret Ordella Cutchall of Mercersburg.

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