2011-03-31 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 12, 1951

Capt. and Mrs. George Elvey spent Tuesday with his brother and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Elvey.

The captain was on his last furlough before leaving for an assignment in Japan.

Vaughn Horton, formerly of Broad Top and now a song writer in New York City, has hit the top with his new dit- ty, “Mocking Bird Hill.” A writer of scores of songs, many of which have hit the top, Horton also has two other pieces getting rave reviews at the present time: “Flying Eagle Polks” and “Metro Polka.”

The flowers in the local Lutheran Church on Sunday were presented by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shimer in memory of three young men of the congregation who lost their lives in World War I: Paul Shimer Jr., Howard Swope Jr. and George Shaw.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deavor of McConnellsburg have been notified by the War Department that their son, Pfc. Robert M. Deavor, was killed in action in Korea on March 20.

Four-year-old Joyce Ann Kendall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Kendall, suffered a fractured right arm and leg and internal injuries on Saturday when she fell from a tractor and was run over by a farm wagon.

Robert Mack Black, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Black of McConnellsburg, had his left leg broken in two places when he darted into the path of a car on Lincoln Way.

Birth: a son to Mr. and Mrs. James Hawbaker of Mc- Connellsburg on April 7.

Daryl Albert Forner and Linnie Dean Walker were married on March 21.

Warfordsburg juniors will present “The Darling Brats” on April 27. Taking part in the comedy will be Virginia Wertz, Charlotte Deshong, James Shives Beryl Waltz, Merlene Schetrompf, Lorna Peck, Lawrence Golden, Clem Smith Jr., Alice Pittman, Robert Layton and Albert Hendershot.

The Fulton Manufacturing Company is planning an expansion program at its plant here which will require an additional 125 employees, if that many are available. The weekly payroll at the plant now averages $4,800 and that will be doubled if the expansion plan works out.

Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mellott of Mc- Connellsburg on April 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Chalmers Hann of Harrisonville on April 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Weller of Hancock on April 6.

March, instead of June, became the “month of brides” at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Orville Mellott of Hustontown when two of their daughters were married. Doretta Mellott married Guy Mickley on March 7, and Wanda L. Mellott became the bride of Federick H. McCammon on March 24.

Deaths: Albert David Hohman of McConnellsburg; Mrs. Ida Grace Alloway of Robertsdale; Nevin A. Shaw of Grazlerville; Lewis C. Layton of Warfordsburg; Chester Chamberlain of Coalmont; and Don Morton of Denver, Colo.

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