2011-02-24 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 6, 1941

At a meeting of the McConnellsburg Fire Co. Tuesday evening, these officers were elected: Harry

Elvey, president; Harry Shaw, vice president; Roy W. Gordon, secretary; Leroy Morgan, assistant secretary; W.G. Hays, treasurer; Aulden Cutchall, first chief; Paul Knepper, second chief; Frank Cutchall, captain of big hose; Frank Martin, lieutenant of big hose; Carl Helman, captain of hook and ladder; Blair Paylor, lieutenant of hook and ladder; Dr. E.H. MacKinlay, surgeon; Frank Martin, trustee for 18 months; Roy M. Kendall and Herbert Helman, fire police; Frank Hull, fire extinguisher; and Jennings Lynch, axeman. At the same meeting, these five new members were admitted, making the total membership 54: Kenneth Richards, Junior Fields, William L. Saybolt Jr., Harold Hamil and L. Wilson Mellott. Andy Oyler was admitted as an honorary member.

Deaths: Jacob Houpt of Los Angeles, Calif.; George Sipes of Hustontown.

Fire completely destroyed Travellers’ Rest on Saturday morning, the road stand four miles east of Everett owned by R. M. Reed. The explosion of a gasoline heating stove caused the fire.

Merrill Hopkins and John W. Mosser left Wednesday for a month’s tour of Florida.

“It’s A Long Lane” is the name of a play to be staged by the MHS seniors on March 13. Included in the cast will be Kate Fields, Helen Harr, Betty Smith, Herman Mellott Jr., Wanda Lee Bishop, Paul Ott, Howard Swope Jr., Janet Clevenger and Cloyd Mellott.

Anna Jean Shaw, editor-in-chief, has announced that the Warfordsburg school paper will not be published until the end of the basketball season.

Paul Gift, a senior at Warfordsburg, has received a scholarship for $175 for taking first place in the hybrid corn growing contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Cooperative. Boyd Mellott, a junior at the same school, placed fifth in the contest and received a cash award of $10. Gift may use the scholarship at any college he chooses.

Dr. Charles S. Tippets, dean of the school of business administration at the University of Pittsburgh, has been named headmaster of Mercersburg Academy. He succeeds Dr. Boyd Edward, who held the post for 13 years.

Edwin S. Brant, dog law enforcement officer, reports that 2,158 dog licenses were sold in Fulton County in 1940. During the same year, 46 dogs were killed; there were 25 prosecutions; 7 damage claims were filed; and claims paid totalled $98.20.

Mr. and Mrs A. W. Grissinger and son Walter returned home last week after several weeks vacation in Miami, Fla.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hamil of Pitcairn spent the weekend at their home on East Extension.

Mrs. John Souders returned to her home near town on Saturday after being a patient in a Philadelphia hospital.

Harvey Crouse and family have sold their home at Cito and moved to East Lincoln Way.

Mrs. Ira Bechtel of Webster Mills is reported to be seriously ill in Chambersburg Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. William C. Greenleaf announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Nace, in Hammond, Ind., on February 21. Mrs. Greenleaf is the former Nancy Nace of McConnellsburg.

Mrs. Edith Everetts of Cito took her two little daughters, Daisy and Carol, to Chambersburg Hospital on Sunday. They both have pneumonia.

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hershey of Knobsville are the proud parents of a baby daughter, born March 3.

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