2011-03-10 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 23, 1961

J. Morrow Johnston, McConnellsburg, was killed instantly on Saturday morning, March 18, when he was struck by a train while working on a construction job at Monessen, Pa. He was employed by the J. Robert Bazley Co.

John M. “Jack” Kendall and Robert Rudolph Vores have been appointed mail carriers effective April 1, when city delivery starts in McConnellsburg.

Mrs. Clara Garland of Webster Mills, now a patient in the Decker Nursing Home, will celebrate her 94th birthday on March 23.

Ed Cornelius has been signed as a part-time scout for western Pennsylvania by Frank A. Hantz of the Kansas City baseball team.

Marriage licenses were issued from the local courthouse recently to Richard Ray Bolinger of Wells Tannery and Margaret Faye Riley, Bedford, and Norman L. Cordell of Baltimore and Bernice E. Miller, Three Springs.

A son, John W. III, was born to Mr. and Mrs. John W. Mentzer Jr. of Clarksville, Md., on March 11. Mrs. Mentzer is the forme Darlene Garland of Mercersburg.

The Charles Vores property on Lincoln Way East was sold at public sale on Saturday to James P. Gordon for $5,800.

P.C. Mellott, McConnellsburg justice of the peace, suffered a heart attack last week.

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Kendall and family arrived from Florida last week and are visiting with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Kendall.

Those taking part in the Medical Center Auxiliary’s fashion show last Thursday included Elizabeth Anne Lodge, Marsha Helman, Mary Helman, Karen Hamill, Joyce Black, Joyce Mellott, Linda Shives, Doris Shives, Mary Cline, Mary Englert, Pat Davis, Diane Shearer and Shirley Doyle.

Elmer K. Melius advertises his business for sale, including chartered bus route from Waterfall to Letterkenny and Stanley Co., three buses, bus terminal and garage with two apartments in Waterfall.

Born at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hartman, Hagerstown, on March 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Truax, Harrisonville, on March 6; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stevens, Greencastle, 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 Green Hill Sewing Center, Mrs. Sarah Smith of Warfordsburg was honored with a surprise birthday dinner given in honor of her 72nd birthday.

H.M. Keith, Hustontown, machinist’s mate, U.S.N., is serving aboard the USS Boxer in exercises in the Caribbean.

Army Pfc. Blair E. Aller, Needmore, is serving with the 3rd Armored Division 52nd Infantry in Grafenwohr, Germany.

Several Burnt Cabins residents attended a birthday party for Mrs. Mary Fraker at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Locke, at Shade Gap.

Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Fischer of Amaranth celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and Mr. Fischer’s 70th birthday last Sunday.

Army Pvt. Aflred R. Zeger, McConnellsburg, is attending a food service course at Fort Knox, Ky., having completed his basic training.

One Hour Cleaners advertises custom-tailored, madeto measure virgin wool suites for $49.50.

Deaths: George W. Seylar, Catonsville, Md., formerly of Cove Gap; Jere Baldwin, Mechanicsburg; John W. McCartney, Kistler, Pa., husband of Ann Miller of Fort Littleton; Merrill Andrew Horton, Six Mile Run, formerly of Wells Tannery; Mrs. Elizabeth M. Strait, Hustontown.

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