2011-04-14 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 23, 1931

Deaths: John Wesley Gienger of Buck

Valley; Mrs. Sarah Bowers Myers of Upton; John P. Morse of Bedford County.

Under a bill now being considered in Harrisburg, Franklin, Fulton and Huntingdon counties would be removed from the 18th District and added to Adams and York to form a new 22nd District.

Charles H. Fields of Fort Littleton died on April 19 while fighting a forest fire on the mountain near Fort Littleton.

Mrs. Robert C. Dixon of Needmore was injured above the eye on Monday afternoon in Chambersburg when the car in which she was riding with her daughter, Pauline, collided with another car.

Kenneth Wagner, who makes his home with his uncle, Harry Wagner, and Harry Snyder, a son of Charles Snyder, narrowly escaped death on Saturday morning when the truck in which they were riding hit a telephone pole. The young men, employed at the pop plant, had driven a Chevrolet truck to the brick house on Tuscarora. Coming back, they attained too great a speed and when the brakes were applied the truck skidded into the pole. Wagner was only slightly hurt, Snyder received a slight brain concussion, and the truck was badly damaged.

Grace, the 7- year- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey I. Raker, is a victim of scarlet fever.

Betty, the 5- year- old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Harris, also a victim of scarlet fever, is under the care of a trained nurse.

Frank Taylor, who has been critically ill, was forced to undergo a leg amputation on Tuesday at Hagerstown Hospital.

Nathan Spade of Hancock was kicked in the back by a mule some time ago.

Death: Mrs. Pat McTige of Pittsburgh.

The barn on the William Hess farm at Clear Ridge burned to the ground on Friday night.

The Emmaville correspondent says: “We are sorry to hear that Chester Hiles was drowned.” No further details were given.

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