2011-04-14 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 24, 1941

Rev. J.M. Pleasant has been returned as pastor of the Mc- Connellsburg Methodist Charge. Rev. Marcus Randall of Hustontown Charge was transferred to Fort Loudon and Rev. John Frehn, who had been serving at Littlestown, was transferred to Hustontown.

Deaths: Mrs. Robert R. Peck of Isle City, N.J.; Henry Strait of Pleasant Ridge.

Secretary G. Albert Stewart of the Department of Forests and Waters has announced the retirement of W.L. Byers, district forester of the Buchanan District, with offices in McConnellsburg. Clarence A. Bittinger of Fayetteville was promoted from assistant forester to district forester to fill the vacancy here.

People of the Akersville community are now making plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of their Sunday School, which was founded on June 13, 1841. A number of citizens have been appointed to various committees to make plans for the 10-day celebration.

Herman Mellott Jr., representing the McConnellsburg High School, won first place in the high jump at the 18th annual district interscholastic track and field meet held at Shippensburg on Saturday. He jumped five feet, 9 1/2 inches, which tied a record set in 1939.

Fifty-eight members, plus their guests, were present for the first two-county banquet for the Franklin-Fulton Association of Future Farmers at the Fulton House on Friday evening. Licking Creek Chapter turned out with a perfect attendance and arrived in a two-horse wagon in which they rode from their school, a distance of eight miles.

One of the highlights of the Lions Club’s minstrel show tonight and tomorrow night will be a play, “The Daffy Boarding House,” with the following players: Mary J. Kirk, Owen C. Fries, Harold C. Welsh, Mrs. Glen Bitner, Charlotte Sharpe, Mary Jane Herkert, Mrs. Edgar Harris, Henrietta Hessler, Mrs. Norman Wermick Ray Zwiebel and Ken Shaw. Ballad singers in the show will be Joseph Shell, Paul Ott, Mrs. Bitner and Henry Lequear. The minstrel part of the show, with Mr. Welsh as interlocutor, will include these versatile performers: Gene Chesnut, George Earley, Wilmer Hays, Lewis Largent Jr., Mr. Zeiwbel and Charles Ray.

Miss Harriet Sloan has returned to her home here after spending the winter months in Florida.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Martin attended the Methodist Conference in Harrisburg on Sunday.

Mrs. Russell Kendall is a patient in Everett Hospital where she underwent an operation for the removal of a diseased bone from her ankle. Lynn Bard, town policeman, donated blood for one of two transfusions. Mrs. Kendall has been suffering from injuries received in a car accident last September.

Mr. and Mrs. Foster Cisney are receiving congratulations on the birth of a daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn Madden of Maddensville expect to move to their home at Clear Ridge this week.

Roland Henry and Harvey McQuait of Clear Ridge have been peeling paper wood below Orbisonia.

Glen Miller has secured employment in Washington, D.C.

Matt Bergstresser of Waterfall was called to work at the Westinghouse plant in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Bergstresser of Waterfall are the proud parents of a baby girl. She has been named Nora Jane.

A 59- year- old Taylor Township man was arrested last Thursday on a liquor law violation. Seeing state liquor agents and police approaching, the man ran to a shed and dumped a barrel of mash on the floor. A jump behind was one of the agent, and, in the ensuing scuffle, the pursued man landed on his back in the slimy mess of fermenting mash. After a prolonged search, the agents found the still in the underbrush, with the coil cleverly concealed in a tree. The same man was arrested three years ago on a similar charge and last July on a charge of illegal possession of firearms. He is now being held for the next term of court.

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