2011-04-28 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From the Files Of May 11, 1961

Industrial statistics released last week by the

Pennsylvania Department of Internal Affairs showed that Fulton County had 19 manufacturing plants which employed 383 persons in 1960.

A contract has been signed for the construction and rent of a new post office building in Warfordsburg.

More than 60 local people attended a public hearing concerning the future bypassing of McConnellsburg by Routes 30 and 16.

The Hustontown home of Mr. and Mrs. John Barthalow was damaged when an overheated chimney set fire to the rest of the house.

Charles Shank of Hancock was treated for bruises at the Medical Center after his car skidded into a tree along Timber Ridge Road.

Three Fulton County boys won high honors in a FFA statewide competition for growing small grains. They were Clyde Brant of Forbes Road; Donald Richards of Mc- Connellsburg; and Ronnie Richards of McConnellsburg.

Mrs. Buhl Roher is recovering from her second operation for leg amputation at the Medical Center.

Raymond Stumpff was elected president of the Mc- Connellsburg PTA.

Mrs. Grace Shimer received word this week of the death of her sister, Mrs. Laura A. Doyle of Harrisburg.

A marriage license was issued at the local courthouse to Reed McKee Layton and Dorothy M. Clark, both of Amaranth.

Mrs. Samuel Helman of Knobsville remains a patient at the Medical Center.

The sixth-grade class of the Fort Littleton School travelled to Altoona to attend the Shrine Circus at the Jaffa Mosque.

Mrs. Bess Fraker has returned to her home at Fort Littleton after being a patient at the Medical Center.

Among those who attended Rexie Dingley’s funeral at the Christian Church in Buck Valley were: Charles, Robert and Willard Golden of N.H., Kenny Hendershot, Willard and Charles Palmer, Delmar Mellott, Raymond Chestnut, Mrs. Ray Charlton, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ward, Mrs. M. Northcraft, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Robinson of Uniontown, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hendershot, and Mrs. Lela Wigfield and grandson Kevin of New York.

The McConnellsburg Junior-Senior Prom was held on April 28. The theme was “Under The Magnolias.”

Seniors at the McConnellsburg High School are scheduled to visit New York City from May 12-15.

McConnellsburg is busy preparing for its 175th anniversary celebration to be held from June 18-24. Brothers of the Brush are sporting whiskers and derbies; Sisters of the Swish are challenging each other at bowling; and local businesses are giving out souvenir wooden nickels.

Deaths: Mrs. Laura A. Doyle, Harrisburg, and Newton Hampton, Altoona.

Showing at the Fulton Theatre this week is Clark Gable’s last motion picture, “The Misfits,” also starring Marilyn Monroe.

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