2011-04-07 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files of April 16, 1931

Deaths: Dr. Americus Enfield of Bedford, referred to in politics as the “Wheelhorse of Southwestern

Pennsylvania Democracy;” William Feagley of Ayr Township; Mrs. Lucy B. Greenley of McConnellsburg; Billie Swartz of near Hustontown.

The searchlight and field lights of the local airfield were officially turned on at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening. The same day, the teletype machine was installed and the first official weather report from Washington came through at 4 p.m. Reports will now come in hourly, starting six minutes before the hour. Two operators began their duties at the local field the same day – Mr. Keefer and Mrs. Rathbun. Two local girls, Miss Ruth Kirk and Miss Beatrice Krug, had the honor of being present when the first official weather report was received.

The local tailoring firm, operated by A.U. Nace and son H.U. Nace, was taken over this week by the latter. A.U. Nace, the aged retiring partner, started the business at the same location in 1879.

J. William Humphreys and Blantena O. Mellott were married on March 18.

LeRoy Alfred Newman and Helen Ruth Pierce were married on April 4.

Francis E. Barber and Wilda Mellott were wed March 26.

Fred Unger, editor and publisher of the Mercersburg Journal, is undergoing treatment at the Baltimore Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Lydia Kendall is critically ill with pneumonia.

Frank Woodall has bought and moved into the property formerly owned by Russell Gordon.

The Needmore Post office was recently moved to a new building erected for that purpose by Bretheard Waltz.

Death: John Wesley Gien- ger of Buck Valley.

Mrs. Ella Hendershot of Buck Valley is confined to her bed, suffering from an infected leg caused by a dog bite.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Truax of McConnellsburg are the proud parents of a new son.

Kenneth Waters of Burnt Cabins went to Altoona on Sunday where he hopes to find employment.

Born: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. Wible of Knobsville.

Folks are now busy making garden and cleaning house.

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