2011-03-03 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 11, 1971

The tragic news was received last week of the deaths of two Fulton County young men who lost their lives while fighting with the armed forces in Vietnam. Telegrams were received by Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Park of Burnt Cabins concerning the loss of their son, Richard, and by Mr. and Mrs. David D. Kendall of Mc- Connellsburg concerning the death of their son, Neil. Mr. and Mrs. Kendall had been informed by telegram on February 13 that their son had been flown to a hospital in Camp Zama, Japan, with serious injuries, including a fractured skull, fractured vertebrae and brain injury, which he received when he fell from a lookout tower which came under enemy mortar and rocket fire. He died from his wounds on March 3. Pfc. Richard Park, 20, died on Wednesday, March 3, of shrapnel wounds he received when a booby trap was detonated while he was on combat operation in Vietnam. He was admitted to a military medical facility where he died shortly thereafter

The first Green Thumb clinic, held last year for Fulton County gardeners, was so popular that it will be held again this year.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Barnett of Hustontown will celebrate their 45th anniversary on March 9. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hoffman of Three Springs will celebrate their 45th anniversary on March 9. Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Hoffman of Three Springs will celebrate their 28th anniversary on March 9; Mr. and Mrs. Gary Barnett of Breezewood will celebrate their fourth anniversary on March 11 and Mr. and Mrs. Rex Cutchall of Washingtonville, Pa., will celebrate their first anniversary on March 14.

The Buck Valley correspondent writes: “Crazy and unpredictable has been our past March week. A sunny Mon- day found all things that love the outdoor rejoicing in the awakening of life. But by Wednesday the bee’s hum was numb and if newly sprouted bulbs could be perplexed, they were as their exposed tips received cold winds and accumulating snow instead of gentle spring embraces. Thursday, lo and behold, we had a blizzard that closed the schools. Friday the world of mud once more surrounded the valley and throughout the weekend the March wind did howl.”

Mrs. Claudia B. Peer, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy S. Brantner of McConnellsburg, completed her studies at the Maryland Medical Secretarial School in Hagerstown, receiving a degree in the 18-month medical secretarial course.

Alan Kelso escaped injury last Wednesday when his car was involved with five other vehicles in a chain reaction accident on the icy roads of Franklin County.

Deaths: Mrs. Emma Vesta Brown, Harrisonville; Earl Mellott, Harrisonville; Mrs. Furmer V. Wible, McConnellsburg; John Fogle, Shirleysburg; Mrs. Lillian Fleck, Hopewell; Martha Ellen Garland Stahle, Needmore.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Stewart of Hancock on February 27; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Stotler Jr. of Hancock on February 28; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Clem Chilcote of St. Thomas on February 28; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Chester Grove Jr. of McConnellsburg on March 1; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Myers of Winchester, Va., on March 2; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Max Hoffman of Three Springs on March 5.

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