2011-03-03 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 13, 1941

The Department of Public Assistance will select about 3,500 Pennsylvania boys between the ages of 17 and 23 during April for enrollment in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Deaths: Emory E. Everhart of Saltillo; Simon Cutchall of Hopewell.

Mrs. J.M. Pheasant, wife of Rev. Pheasant of McConnellsburg, is a patient in Chambersburg Hospital as the result of an automobile accident on Tuesday morning. She and her husband were en route to Shippensburg when their car skidded on the ice on Tuscarora Mountain and hit a concrete abutment. She received a possible fractured ankle.

Here’s another 40-center supper, this time to be served on Saturday by the Cito Ladies’ Aid: choice of roast beef or chicken, mashed potatoes, homemade noodles, filling, salad, dressing, peas, pickles, rolls, bread, coffee, ice cream and cake.

Borough Council held a meeting on Tuesday evening, to which the businessmen of town were invited to express their views on the parking meters. Fifteen businesses were represented and all were given a chance to speak. Every one of the representatives agreed that the meters were doing their job in relieving traffic congestion in the business section of town.

Miss Inez Fields, school nurse at Gettysburg, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.C. Fields.

Death: Charles Merkle of Altoona.

Mrs. Thad Shimer has returned to her home after being a patient in Washington hospital for two weeks.

Mrs. W.M. Lodge has been called to Fallansbe, W.Va., on account of the serious illness of her mother.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Miller of Clear Ridge announce the birth of a daughter, born on Monday morning at Chambersburg Hospital.

Arthur Kerlin and his mother have moved to the Harry Hamil bungalow on the East Extension.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vores Jr. have moved to Waynesboro.

Public instruction department officials in Harrisburg have urged all schools in the state to discontinue perfect attendance awards because of “certain undesirable features.” Anxious to win these awards, many sick students attend school anyway and some students are “unduly penalized” for being absent on religious holidays.

Pvt. Dale Black, who is stationed at Washington, D.C., spent a few days recently with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Black of Center.

Mr. and Mrs. Orin Cook of Center are the proud parents of a new baby daughter.

Jerre, son of Jerry Knepper Sr., of Center, is recuperating from an appendicitis operation at Everett Hospital.

Lewis Strait has returned to his home at Knobsville after spending several days at Columbus, Ga.

Mrs. Lemuel Divens of Knobsville is seriously ill.

Death: Mrs. Robert Emyert of Three Springs.

Lois Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hendershot of Warfordsburg, under- went an appendicitis operation at Carlisle Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Layton have been doing very good work “ tending the switchboard.”

Miss Cherie Chamberlain of Wells Tannery spent several days in Roaring Spring Hospital where she had a pencil eraser removed from her ear.

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