2011-05-05 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 18, 1961

The Fulton Chamber of Commerce reveals that the Industrial Development Committee, headed by Andy Washabaugh, has been in touch with a wood products manufacturer wishing to locate in the county. The industrial group was recently incorporated and has received its charter.

The Evangelical and Reformed Church last week endorsed a union with the Pennsylvania Congregational Christian Conference to form a regional organization of the United Church of Christ.

Arnold Hann, 24, of Laurel, Md., suffered fractures of both bones of his right leg on Saturday, when the horse he was riding, while visiting relatives in Wells Tannery, slipped on wet tar on the road and fell on him.

A 26-year-old Chambersburg man and a 21-year-old Harrisonville resident, after being sentenced in Franklin County courts to sentences beyond the maximum allowed on a larceny conviction, were re-sentenced by Judge Chauncey Deputy last week to 2-1/2 to 5 years each instead of 3 to 6 years in the penitentiary.

One of the quietest elections in years was held on Tuesday. There were no major contests and little voter interest, except for the local option question in Dublin Township, which voted to stay wet by an unofficial vote of 196 to 126.

The golden anniversary of the State Highway System is being observed this month.

The Fulton Manufacturing Co. celebrated the 15th anniversary of the establishing of the McConnellsburg plant at a banquet at the American Legion home on Friday. Gold watches were awarded to 15-year employees, Esta Wible, Virginia Morgan, Leota Hamil, Hazel Stewart, Verda Seiders, Bessie Clevenger and Virginia Buterbuagh. The company president, Arnold Sagner, was unable to be present as he is presently serving in the U.S. Army.

Seventy Fulton County farmers have already retired 736.2 acres of corn and sorghum from production in the 1961 Feed Grain Program, which will pay an advance payment of $12,338.77.

By the end of 1960, more than 830 people in Fulton County were on Social Security payments of some kind. Payments to a retired worker with no dependents average $70 in December, to a retired couple, $124, and $58 to an aged widow.

County Treasurer Humphrey W. Yaukey and his wife are receiving congratulations on the arrival of a son a few days ago.

Mrs. James Kendall has received word of the death of her mother, Mrs. Harvey Nelson of Huntsville, Ohio, on May 11.

Stanley Sagner, owner of the Fulton Manufacturing Co., is the owner of the race horse “Saggy,” which sired “Carry Back,” the winner of this year’s Kentucky Derby.

Ross C. Smith of Winchester, Va., a former “News” correspondent, is visiting relatives and former neighbors in Union Township this week. He says he often sees items he wrote in the 20 and 30 Years Ago columns and recalls that some of the items were a little exaggerated to add a little humor to situations.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kerns, Shippensburg, on May 1; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Sheridan Mellott, Needmore, on May 5.

Mr. and Mrs. F. Earl Palmer of Harrisonville will observe their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 21, with an open house at their home.

Callers at the Robert Cromer home on Saturday were Robert Wheeler of Cornwall and James Simon of Saxton, who are mining engineers and interested in the barite on the Cromer farm.

A marriage license was issued last week to Charles E. Lynch of the U.S. Army and Zelda May Saunders of Mercersburg.

Rev. and Mrs. Charles Perrinhave purchased the John and Homer Powell home in Needmore.

Bonnie Steckman and Roy Mills of Warfordsburg were married on April 15 at the Methodist Church in Hagerstown. Both are students at Shippensburg State College

Pfc. Daniel S. Pluta, Warfordsburg, is serving with the U.S. Army in Frankfurt, Germany.

Deaths: Mrs. Adulphus Dicken of Belfast Township; S. Rexie Dingley, Buck Valley; Scott Stains of Three Springs.

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