70 Years Ago
Deaths: Austin Lake of near Hancock; Oliver
Mann of near Warfordsburg; Edward Francis Layton of Lakemont Terrace; Mrs. Mary Catharine Glunt of Knobsville; Samuel J. Cline of Burnt Cabins; Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Foreman of Wells Valley; Mrs. Margaret Wagner Kerlin of near Knobsville.
Definite plans are now under way to establish a tomato cannery in Fulton County, provided sufficient acreage can be signed up within the next few weeks. The Green-Pac Cannery of Greencastle will establish the cannery and furnish plants to farmers if at least 150 acres in the county will be planted in tomatoes. The company will then buy the tomatoes grown, basing the payment on the grade.
Recent births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse W. Mellott of Saluvia on March 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fox of McConnellsburg on March 25; a son, Marshall Eugene, to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Hart of Amaranth on March 22.
John F. Daniels Jr. and Dorothy Calhoun were married on March 1.
March 31 concluded the adult evening classes at the Warfordsburg High School, 22 farm women completing 12 sessions of homemaking and 19 farmers completing from one to four years of agriculture courses.
A Turtle Creek man was picked up by police in Wilmerding on Tuesday and was brought to Fulton County by Sheriff Porter Duvall to face a larceny charge. Sullivan is charged with stealing $10 from a savings bank in the home of Walter Dyer of Thompson Township last July 4. He is now in jail awaiting the next term of court.
The first shipment of materials for the mattress program has arrived in Fulton County and has been distributed to various work centers. Cotton and ticking to make about 250 mattresses have been distributed. Applicants will pay only 60 cents for each mattress, to pay the cost of heat, light, rent, thread and needles.
The local draft board has announced that Blair David Stevens of Needmore will replace Samuel Brumbaugh Mellott as a draftee. Only one man will be called to serve on the April 15 quota and this has been filled by a volunteer, Clarence Winegardner of McConnellsburg.
Miss Evelyn Shaw of Warfordsburg was one of 150 students who graduated form the Thompson Business College in York on March 21. Miss Shaw, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Shaw of Warfordsburg, was enrolled in the filing-secretarial department.
The McConnellsburg Lions Club will sponsor an Easter egg hunt for the children of the community next Thursday.
The E.V. Lynch Insurance Agency of McConnellsburg has received special honors from the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co. for outstanding achievement and service during 1940. The USF&G is one of the largest casualty insurance companies in the country.
Lawrence B. Shimer thanks his customers for their past patronage, whom he will be unable to serve for some time because of his induction into the armed forces.
Four new members, Robert Johnston, Morrow Johnston, Hollis Mellott and Tad McLaughlin, have been admitted to the McConnellsburg Fire Co. This brings the total membership of the company to 57.
R.B. Regi has started the construction of a new home on the corner of Lincoln Way and North Third Street.
Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Stevens of town will celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary on April 5.
Mrs. Josephine Stunkard suffered a light stroke last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Tad McLaughlin celebrated their second wedding anniversary on April 2.
Marshall Brantner and Evelyn Cook were wed March 22.
Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Deshong of Harrisonville cut and sold several white and red oaks recently. Some measured about five feet at the stump and the growth marks indicate they were about 190 years old.