2011-04-21 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 1, 1941

Deaths: J.W. Deshong of McConnellsburg; Harvey

J. Wagner of Broad Top City; Ronald Morton Mellott of Chambersburg; Natalie Lynch Miller of Pittsburgh; Mrs. Abbie Bishop Gordon of Pigeon Cove; William Grenville Litton of Clearfield

With fair weather prevailing, the 13th annual field meeting of the Fulton County schools was held at Green Hill on Saturday. In the Class B events, Dublin Township was awarded the trophy with a 7-1/2 point lead over their nearest rivals, Bethel Township and McConnellsburg. With a margin of but one point over Hustontown, McConnellsburg was awarded the trophy for the Class A event.

Frank Shimer, son of Edward Shimer, deceased, formerly of this place but for a number of years residing in Harrisburg, has been promoted to a $6,000-a-year post with the state. He is now the director of the Bureau of Motor Transportation.

The local Lions Club was represented at the spring regional meeting in Gettysburg on Monday night by Mr. and Mrs. George Resiner, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Chesnut, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hamil, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Mentzer, Joseph Shelly and Miss Laura McGehee.

The Rev. George Stoll of McConnellsburg will serve as supply pastor of the McConnellsburg Lutheran Charge on Sunday.

The birth of a two-headed lamb was reported by Harry Knepper of Knobsville on Saturday. The lamb lived for approximately one-half hour and, until its death, moved both heads freely. The heads were side by side and the back was unusually broad, which probably denoted two separate spinal cords. Knepper is having the lamb mounted and expects to have it in his possession some time in July.

The following were elected on Tuesday to serve as officers of the Fulton County Federation of Women’s Clubs for the next three years: Mrs. George Reisner, president; Mrs. Brooks Smith, vice president; Mrs. Retha Glazier, secretary; and Mrs. A.E. Deshong, treasurer.

The local draft board announced this week that two draftees will be sent this week to fill the quota for call No. 8. They are John W. Greathead, a volunteer, and George W. Stenger, both of McConnellsburg. Two other draftees will also be sent to fill call No. 9. They are Raymond M. Henry of Fort Littleton and Kenneth C. Schooley of Harrisonville. Four men will be sent on call No. 10 on May 14. Included in this quota will be Samuel L. Strait of Saluvia; Claude E. Chesnut of McConnellsburg; Quentin Golden of Warfordsburg; and Earl Sigel of Amaranth.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cunningham have announced the marriage of their daughter, Sara Frances, to George E. Lechlider of Rockville, Md., on April 3.

The Presbyterian congregation will hold a reception on Tuesday in honor of their new pastor and his wife, Rev. and Mrs. William H. Strohm.

Using cotton and ticking furnished without cost by the Surplus Marketing Administration, 160 families in Fulton County have now made and taken home with them 240 mattresses, according to M. Earl Truax of Warfordsburg, chairman of the committee in charge of the Cotton Mattress Program in Fulton County. The mattresses were made at eight work centers, located at Warfordsburg, Lashley, Flickerville, Emmaville, McConnellsburg, Needmore, Harrisonville and Andover. The first two shipments of cotton have been exhausted, but Mr. Truax said an order for more has been placed, and sufficient to make 500 mattresses.

The American Guernsey Cattle Club has reported that Veryl Spade of Sipes Mill has purchased McCullough’s Blanche’s Prince and McCullough’s Royal Patricia, registered Guernsey bull and cow.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Black are the proud parents of an 11-pound son, named Richard Ellwood.

A surprise party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Clevenger on April 29 in honor of the seventh birthday of their daughter, Catherine Jean.

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