2011-03-17 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 27, 1941

Deaths: Mrs. Laura Nettie Sipes of McConnellsburg; Dr. A.C. Daniels of Bedford; Samuel Meck Sr. of near Everett; James A. Funk of Republic, Ohio; Mrs. Sarah Louise Conrad of Centerville, Pa.

The Lions Cub of McConnellsburg was host to the farmers of Fulton County on Tuesday evening at the Fulton House with 60 persons present. Miles Horst, eastern editor of “The Pennsylvania Farmer,” was the principal speaker of the evening.

Twelve $50 par value shares of stock of The Fulton County National Bank were bought by D.A. Washabaugh Sr. of McConnellsburg at the sale of Mrs. Annie Laidig of Hustontown last Saturday for $175 a share. At the same sale, eight shares of $100 par value of stock of The First National Bank were bought by George H. King and eight by Ross B. King of Hustontown for $180 a share. Three shares of stock of The First National Bank of Three Springs were offered but were not sold.

The home of Marvin Barton of Crystal Spring was badly damaged by fire last Wednesday.

Police officers of Hancock are investigating the theft of 75 suits, several dozen neckties and other wearing apparel, with a total value of several thousand dollars, from the Conn and Fine Department Store in Hancock.

Four draftees have been selected by the local draft board to fill Fulton County’s fifth quota. These four, who will leave for induction into the U.S. Army on March 29, are Lawrence Bell Shimer of McConnellsburg; Merrill Wilson Seville of Mc- Connellsburg; Carl Raymond Pittman of Warfordsburg, and Dwight Isaiah Strait of Harrisonville.

A jury in the local court this week awarded William and Margaret Troetschel $2,875 as damages for land taken by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

Wilbert Layton and Olive Lander were wed March 21.

James Glunt, 56, of Burnt Cabins, was painfully burned about the face and hands on Monday when gasoline which he was pouring into the tank of a power washing machine was ignited by a lantern standing nearby. He is now a patient in Chambersburg Hospital.

A 55-year-old local man was captured on Saturday at the home of his son near McConnellsburg after he escaped from the Allegheny Workhouse where he was serving a term for carrying firearms.

“Down On Abbie’s Farm” is the name of a three-act comedy to be staged by the Hustontown juniors on April 4 and 5. Taking part will be Anne Steele, Bertha Orth, Lois Earley, Jean Barnett, Betty Grace, Ronald Berkstresser, Robert Comerer, Paul Orth, Laverne Miller, William Lane, Roy Park and Edwin Wright.

The War-Nee-Do Club has elected the following officers for the next two years: Mrs. Philip Ranck, president; Mrs. George Crouse, first vice president; Mrs. Denver Evans, recording secretary; Miss Phyllis Jean Smith, assistant secretary; Mrs. J.E. Palmer, second vice president; Miss Evangeline Dyer, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. Logue Wink, treasurer. Mrs. Brooks Smith is the retiring president of this club.

A surprise party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Ott on March 24 in honor of the 13th birthday of their son, Dick.

John Mosser and Merrill Hopkins returned home on Friday after spending several weeks in Florida.

Mrs. F.P. Plessinger of Amaranth slipped on the ice near her home, breaking both bones in the lower part of her left leg.

Amon G. Edwards, a native of Wells Valley, suffered a paralytic stroke a few days ago at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Barnett at Hopewell.

Carl Carbaugh of Cito was in Chambersburg Hospital several days last week for treatment of an infected foot.

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