2011-04-28 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 8, 1941

Deaths: William B. Clevenger of Hustontown; Harry C. McGowan of Burnt Cabins; Mrs. Maggie

Rosetto Carbaugh of Cito; Mrs. Myra Myrtle Mills Bolinger of New Grenada; Jordan W. Dishong of Mc- Connellsburg.

Because of the many problems in getting a cannery established in Fulton County in such a short period of time, the cannery planned a few weeks ago has been found not practical for this year. However, officials for the Green-Pac Company will accept 35 to 50 acres of tomatoes, if delivered to Greencastle. The price will be $18 for No. 1 and $11 for No. 2. This company will also accept an unlimited acreage of beans if contracted for at this time and the price will be about 75 cents a bushel. The Heinz plant in Chambersburg has also agreed to accept 50 bushels of tomatoes from Fulton County, the price to be the same as above. The cannery here will probably be established next year.

Pictured in this issue are the McConnellsburg Mountaineers, the 1940-41 champs of independent basketball in Fulton County. Pictured are (first names not given): Wible, Coach Ruda, Oakman, McClain, Helman, Fields and Paul.

Warren Peterson and Gladys Warsing were wed May 3.

Due to the resignation of the postmistress, Mrs. Queen Benson, in October, the New Grenada post office will be discontinued on May 15, mainly because no available postmaster or a suitable place could be found. This post office has been in operation for about 100 years, and upon its discontinuance, the community will be served by a star route out of Robertsdale.

The local draft board issued a list of statistics this week, among which were the following: total number of registrants, 1,167 – including 1,153 whites and 14 negros; 241 whites and 2 negros have been classified; 105 whites and negros have been physically examined; 36 whites and 1 negro are awaiting induction; 23 whites have enlisted or were inducted; 30 whites are in class 4-F, rejected after physical examination; 22 whites were accepted for induction; 9 were rejected and none failed to report; 4 whites were qualified for limited service and none was mentally disqualified.

Miss Joan Mellott, a student nurse at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Miss Dorothy J. Mellott of Shippensburg State Teachers College were called home last Friday to attend the funeral of their grandfather, W. Deshong.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Shimer Jr. of Harrisburg announce the birth of a daughter on Friday at Chambersburg Maternity Home.

Miss Harriet Sloan is a patient in Washington County Hospital, suffering from a badly sprained ankle.

Mrs. Nellie McClain has returned home from Chambersburg Hospital where she had been a patient for observation and treatment.

Mrs. May Miller has returned to her home after being a patient in Chambersburg Hospital for several weeks due to a broken hip.

Thelma and Donald Cooper of Scotland School attended the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Elmer Carbaugh, on Monday. They were taken back to school by Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Lewis and their mother, Mrs. Ruth Cooper.

Glen Miller, who is employed in Washington, spent the weekend with his wife and mother at Clear Ridge.

Mrs. Paul Earley has returned to her home at Wells Tannery after undergoing an operation at Altoona Hospital.

John Henry of Fort Littleton is now employed at the airport in Huntingdon.

Max Fraker and Miss Sylvia Miller attended the Apple Blossom Festival at Winchester last Friday.

Miss Dorothy Mellott of Cito has been suffering from a severe attack of poisoning on her hands, face and arms.

The Fairview School closed on April 25 after an unsuccessful term taught by William B. Ranck.

The Calithumpian Band of Burnt Cabins played for Evans Kling last Thursday.

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