2011-03-03 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files of March 15, 1951

Mrs. Elbert Lake of town has returned home after spending a week with Mr. and Mrs. Luther Strait of


Mr. and Mrs. Morris Warthin and daughters Lucille and Freda visited on Sunday with Larry Warthin, a patient in St. Christopher’s Hospital in Philadelphia.

Miss Bettie Garland of Needmore, a former stenographer in Harrisburg, joined the Marines last Wednesday and was sent to Parris Island, S.C., for training.

Postmaster Ellis Lynch entered the Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore on Monday for observation and treatment.

Alvin N. Knable, 62, of St. Thomas, died at Chambersburg Hospital on Friday after receiving a fractured skull the day before in a fall from a farm tractor.

Benjamin F. Keefer has retired from the United States Steel Corp. after 31 years of service.

This is it! This is the first paper printed on the News’ new press. After weeks of trouble, it finally got into operation this week. Our apologies to some of our readers last week, especially those who didn’t get the paper until Saturday.

Joan Weidner, a senior at Green Hill High School, won the senatorial scholarship award, made available by Sen. Fred Hare and sponsored by the local American Legion.

Sgt. George Wallace Wink, son of George M. Wink of Needmore, has been listed as missing in action in Korea.

Hunter’s Mill, now known as Kendall’s Mill, at Webster Mills, received statewide attention recently by being featured in a story in “The Pennsylvania Farmer.”

Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Claude Batdorff of Mc- Connellsburg on March 10; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lee Keefer of Webster Mills on March 12.

Pfc. Robert E. Buterbaugh of the Army Air Force has returned to Bermuda after spending 30 days with his mother and brother, Mrs. Virginia Buterbaugh and Richard Buterbaugh.

Willis McCray, 31, of Warfordsburg, suffered lacerations of the head on Monday when a light truck he was driving upset on Sideling Hill Mountain.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Henry and children have moved from Boswell to their home at Fort Littleton.

Deaths: Mrs. Emma Wirick of Wells Tannery; George Daniel Heefner of Waterfall

Return to top