2011-03-10 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 20, 1941

Deaths: Mrs. Enoch Kerlin of near Knobsville;

Billie Ann Shore of McConnellsburg; George Mc-

Clelland Kelso of Big Cove Tannery; Mrs. Clara Jane Thomas of Huntingdon.

Mount Union suffered one of its worst fires in years on Tuesday when the Crum building, one of the town’s largest business structures, was completely destroyed and three houses were damaged. Charles Hadley, a prominent businessman, was injured in the explosion during the fire. Origin of the fire was undetermined. The loss was more than $100,000.

James H. Kendall, progressive farmer of Ayr Township, has purchased 15 registered Ayrshire cattle from L. Hutchinson of the Shirley Ayr Farm at Mount Union. These cattle are from blue-ribbon winners at many cattle shows.

On Saturday, a Ford coach, operated by Paul A. Lake, 20, of Big Cove Tannery, collided with a Chevrolet truck owned by C.W. Snyder of Needmore. The truck was parked along Route 522 north of Needmore and, as Lake approached the truck, Reuben Hollenshead, of Needmore, started walking across the road in front of Lake. To avoid hitting the man, Lake swung his car sharply to the right and collided with the truck. Damage to the car was estimated at $70 while the truck was only slightly damaged. No one was injured.

The Rev. Snyder Alleman, pastor of the local Lutheran Church, has been appointed chairman of the committee on constitution for “the Lutheran Liturgical Research Society of America.”

Harry E. Moats of Big Cove Tannery butchered two fine hogs last Friday, one of which dressed 567 pounds.

Orders issued recently by the War Department in Washington, D.C., called Dr. D.L. Hohman, McConnellsburg dentist and first lieutenant in the Dental Reserve Corps, into active duty at Fort Belvoir, Va. Dr. Hohman left McConnellsburg on Sunday. His office at the corner of First Street and Lincoln Way East will be closed indefinitely.

“Two Days To Marry” is the name of a play to be sponsored by the Siloam Ladies Aide on March 22. Taking part will be Jay Humphrey, Guy Deshong, Harold Deshong, Helen Deshong, Blanche Strait, Alice Strait and Howard Sipes.

Four young men, making up Fulton County’s fourth draft call, left by bus on Wednesday evening for the induction station in Altoona. Making up this contingent were Quay Edward Mellott of Saluvia; Matthew McClellan Pittman of McConnellsburg; Norman Foster Edward of Waterfall; and Fred Oakman Barnhard of Amaranth.

The following have been named as the new officers of the McConnellsburg Woman’s Club: Mrs. Wilmer Hays, president; Mrs. George Reisner, first vice president; Mrs. Mary Thomas, second vice president; Mrs. Jams Guyer, recording secretary; Mrs. W.H. Greathead, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. David Washabaugh, treasurer.

Harold Hann and Ella May Seiders were married on March 11.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stauffer announce the birth of a son on March 19 at the maternity home in Chambersburg.

H.E. Grissinger and Hollis M. Wible are serving as federal jurors in Scranton this week.

Mrs. Robert Huston of Hustontown returned home from the Everett Hospital last Saturday.

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