2011-04-14 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 26, 1951

Glen Sleighter, convicted child slayer of Frankin County, has carried his fight to gain release from prison to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sleighter is petitioning the high court to review his case and order his release on a habeas corpus writ.

Nancy Glazier, student nurse at the University of Pittsburgh, spent the weekend with her parents here.

Kermit Lloyd, a senior at Dickinson College, gave talks on Sunday in the Mc- Connellsburg, Fort Littleton and Knobsville Methodist Church in observance of College Day.

James E. Gill was found dead by a neighbor, Earl Williams, early Saturday evening at his cabin near the foot of Tuscarora Mountain. Coroner E.H. MacKinlay attributed death to natural causes. Mr. Gill had been suffering from a kidney ailment.

More than 700 different tests have been done in the laboratory and more than 150 X-rays have been taken at Fulton County Medical Center since its opening in October of 1950.

Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Howell of Big Cove Tannery on April 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ira Daniels of Warfordsburg on April 23; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Graham of Needmore on April 22; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Morton of Harrisonville on April 23.

Republican John F. Culler and Democrat William L. Hendershot have announced their candidacy for the office of county commissioner.

George M. Shives and Evelyn McCoy were wed April 20.

More than 150 relatives and friends gathered at the Thompson Township home of Mrs. Mahala Seburn on Sunday to mark her 90th birthday.

Miss Sue Orth has returned to Fort Littleton after spending four months in the home of Mrs. Eleanor Earley of Bedford.

Robert House of Hustontown was called to Ohio on Friday due to the serious illness of his son, Robert Jr., who “became gassed during a rest period for tractor driving.”

Little Janis Cutchall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cutchall of Hustontown, had her hair caught in her mother’s electric mixer a few days ago when she put her ear close to the mixer to hear it run. She was uninjured except for some hair being torn from one side of her head.

Earl Strait of Hustontown had his car refueled at Harrisonville on Thursday evening and some gas splashed on his clothing. Some time later, he lit a cigarette and fire flashed over his clothing, seriously burning his hands, arms and body.

Death: Chalmers B. Clymans of Shirleysburg.

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