2011-03-31 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 10, 1941

Deaths: Mrs. Lavina Grissinger of Clay Township,

Huntingdon County; Samuel W. Truax of Belfast

Township; Walter Scott Edwards of Laidig; Edward Francis Layton of Altoona; John Henry Dole of Dover, Del.

A wedding reception was held on Sunday, March 31, at the home of the grooms’ grandmother, Mrs. Mary Hamman, in Buck Valley, in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hamman, who were married on February 1.

According to a report from Isaac Baumgardner, district game protector, 600 bobwhite quail and 30 turkeys were released in Fulton County last week. The quail were released in all parts of the county, while the turkeys were freed in different parts of the county north of Needmore.

The 13th annual field meet for Fulton County schools will be held at Green Hill on Saturday, April 26. An added event this year will be the mile relay, with teams of four boys, each of whom will run a quarter mile.

Sgt. Robert F. Lynch, after spending a short vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Lynch, has returned to his duties at Fort Bragg, N.C. In September, he will have completed six years in the service.

Frank B. Smith of McConnellsburg has opened a farm produce market on the street leading from the schoolhouse to the highway sheds.

The Future Farmers of Warfordsburg will hold their second annual father and son banquet at the school on April 4.

David J. Lowe of Baltimore, director of the Falvn Glee Club in that city, will be featured at the console of the electric organ at the 12th annual citywide Easter sunrise services in Baltimore. David is the son of Rev. and Mrs. William J. Lowe of McConnellsburg.

Paul Shimer Jr., who had been employed as a clerk in the local A&P store, has resigned his position here and has taken over the duties of manager of a gasoline station in Harrisburg. John Lamberson, who for several years had been employed at Parker Crouse’s Market, has taken over the clerk’s position at the A&P left vacant by Shimer.

In compliance with the requests of many merchants, the borough council last Friday started new parking regulations in the metered zone of town. The former 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. limit has been changed to 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays. At a recent open meeting of the council, the town merchants stressed the point that the meter regulations were enforced too long on weekdays.

Rev. Snyder Alleman, pastor of the McConnellsburg Lutheran Parish since 1938, has tendered his resignation to the church councils, to become effective the last Sunday in May. Rev. Alleman will accept a call to the Abbottstown- East Berlin Parish in Adams County.

Walter W. Woodal, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Woodall of Mc- Connellsburg, has received a civil service appointment as a coal price analyst for duty at the Washington office of the Bituminous Coal Division, U.S. Department of the Interior. He has been associated with similar work in the Altoona office for the past four years as a junior statistical analyst.

Mrs. Walter Ray of McConnellsburg entertained at a party on April 5 in honor of the 11th birthday of her daughter, Audrey.

Mrs. George Morton Sr. of McConnellsburg received a fractured hip on Sunday evening when she was attacked by a ram which she was feeding. After knocking her down, the animal attacked her several times before Mr. Morton could arrive and drive it way. Mrs. Morton is now a patient in Chambersburg Hospital.

Mrs. Inez Christian and children of Detroit moved to the Cooper home here last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Souders announce the birth of a son on Tuesday at Chambersburg Maternity Home.

Miss Marian Lynch, a senior at Indiana State Teachers College, is now doing her student teaching at Blairsville, Pa. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Lynch of McConnellsburg.

Mrs. Ray Alloway of Hustontown underwent an operation at the Lewistown Hospital last Tuesday.

Clyde Sponsler of Saluvia is busy sawing wood these days. On Monday, he sawed some 15 cords for George Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. John Shore of Burnt Cabins announce the birth of a son on Monday morning.

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