50 Years Ago
From The Files Of July 27, 1961
A telegram from Sen. Joseph S. Clark to the
“News” revealed that federal aid will be available to Fulton County for the purpose of redevelopment by the establishment of new industry there. The confirmation was the result of a meeting last month between members of the Fulton Industrial Development Committee and officials of the Federal Area Development Department and the Department of Commerce.
Five Fulton County young people are planning to attend the Pennsylvania Association of of Farmer Cooperative Summer Institute at Juniata College in Huntingdon July 30 through August 3. They are: Forrest Bard, Amaranth; Larry Hixon, Amaranth; Donald Mellott, Needmore; Lamont Brady, Big Cove Tannery; and Gerald Regi, Fort Littleton.
James McKeever was elected president of the Southern Fulton Parent-Teachers Association Tuesday evening. Other new officers are: Frank Bard, vice president; Mrs. Vernon Leese, secretary; and Mrs. Delmar Mellott, treasurer.
Gary A. Grissinger of McConnellsburg, who is a radio seaman in the U.S. Navy, was among those who participated in the recovery operations for Air Force Capt. Virgil “Gus” Greesom, the United States’s second astronaut, off the coast of Florida last week.
A.B. Ruppenthal, chairman of the Fulton County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee, this week urged county farmers to vote in the election for ASC county and community committeemen.
Winners in last week’s Firemen’s Parade include Goodwill Fire Co. of Chambersburg, best appearing uniformed fire company with band or drum corps; Franklin Fire Co. of Chambersburg, best appearing uniformed fire company without band or drum corps; St. Thomas, best appearing high school band; and rescue Hose Co. of Greencastle, best appearing apparatus and oldest appearing apparatus.
The 75th annual Crystal Spring camp meeting will be held August 11-20.
Miss Wilda Mae McKee, Amaranth, and Earl Foster Schooley, McConnellsburg, were married June 18 in Jerusalem Christian Church in Amaranth.
Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Metz, McConnellsburg, July 20 and a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lister, Burnt Cabins, July 22.
Mrs. Rush Wagner, McConnellsburg, has returned to her home after being a patient for two months at Chambersburg Hospital suffering from a broken hip.
MSgt. Marshall Divel spent a few days with his mother, Mrs. Martha Stahle, Needmore, as he was en route to his base in Albany, Ga.
George L. Reisner, McConnellsburg, has recently returned to the United States for home leave. He is an agricultural education technician at the U.S. International Cooperation Administration’s mission in Thailand.
Twenty-one Boy Scouts from Warfordsburg left there Sunday afternoon for a week at Camp Sinoquipe.
Death: W. Max Bair, 50, York, died suddenly on July 22. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. May Bair of McConnellsburg.
Miss Judith Elvey, McConnellsburg, and Joseph J. Mancusco, Indiana, Pa., were recently married in the United Presbyterian Church in McConnellsburg.
More than 100 persons enjoyed two days of Angus activities recently during the Pennsylvania Angus Association’s tour and field day.
Fairview Methodist Church, member of the Hustontown charge, recently received a $500 bequest from the will of Mrs. Alice Harper. Mrs. Harper also willed her baby grand piano to the church and $100 to the Fairview Cemetery to be used in the upkeep of her lot.