40 Years Ago
It still remains undecided which hospital in the area will be the recipient of the kidney machine for which Susan Martz of Hustontown has been collecting Betty Crocker coupons since last spring. Several hospitals, however, are considering the possibility. The Fulton County Medical Center, where the Martz family hoped the machine would be installed, regretted that it would not be feasible to accept the apparatus due to the size of the local hospital and the lack of professional help. The Chambersburg and Washington County hospitals have as yet reached no definite decision on the matter. Susan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martz, whose son, David, died of an acute kidney ailment on January 1, 1968. Susan has been collecting General Mills coupons for more than a year to get the machine as a memorial gift to the community in memory of her brother.
March 28 is the date set for the Pennsylvania Jaycees’ second annual apple butter boil.
Last Tuesday was the final day for filing nominating petitions for the May primary and the commissioners’ race ended up crowded with seven candidates, four Democrats and three Republicans: the Democratic candidates include Delmar Mellott. Others are Boyd R. Mellott, Frank D. Bivens and Don Hill. Republican candidates for the commissioner post are Eward Palmer, Dennis O. Shaffer and Max L. Stenger. In the nomination for sheriff, incumbent Charles A. Waters, Democrat, will run unopposed, as will Roy W. Gordon, who is the Democratic candidate for county treasurer.
Don Henry Chubb of Narvon, Pa., son of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Chubb of McConnellsburg, was a member of a country and western vocal and instrumental group which entertained prisoners at the Lancaster County Prison last Saturday. Don is the drummer in the group, which is known as “Paul Thomas and His PTA.”
Miss Ada Jane Adams of McConnellsburg, has been named to the dean’s list at Shippensburg State College. She is a student in secondary education with an English major.
Engagement: Mrs. Gertrude Ansell of Three Springs has announced the engagement of her daughter, Betty Arlene, to William Warthin, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Morris Warthin of McConnellsburg.
Deaths: Pfc. Richard Lewis Park, Burnt Cabins, and Pfc. Neil Scott Kendall, McConnellsburg, both killed in Vietnam; Mrs. Hope Nier, Waterfall; Mrs. Nannie May Pine, Mercersburg; Miss Edna Lavern Cohick, Three Springs; David I. Deshong, Big Cove Tannery; Theodore S. Clark, Tyrone; Mrs. Blanche Rotz, Harrisonville.
Births at the Medical Center: A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald H. McCartnery of Three Springs on March 5; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Chalmer C. Hann of Needmore on March 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Deshong of Har- risonville on March 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Q. Golden of Warfordsburg on March 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Deshong of Harrisonville on March 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. David R. Richards of Needmore on March 8; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clippinger of Orbisonia on March 10.
On Sunday, March 14, at the Green Hill Sewing Center, Mrs. Sarah Smith of Warfordsburg was honored with a surprise birthday dinner given in honor of her 72nd birthday.