2011-07-14 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 26, 1951

’51

Merrill W. Nace is a patient in the Maryland General Hospital in Baltimore where he underwent major surgery. His condition is reported as good.

Mrs. Edward McKee of Amaranth received word this week of the death of her brother, Ralph, who was postmaster of Lesterville, Mo.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lodge moved into their new home on the courthouse square last week.

A very quiet primary election was held here Tuesday, with only one contest, that of Guy F. Oakman and Gerald H. Peck of the Democratic nomination for county treasurer. Oakman nosed out Peck by a vote of 475 to 473. He will be opposed by George F. Morton, the unopposed Republican candidate. The three incumbent commissioners, Republic John F. Culler and Democrats Frank S. Thomas and W.L. Hendershot, were renominated, with Republican W. Webster Mellott being added to the list for the November election when three of the four will be elected. The candidates for sheriff will be Republican Robert Fix Jr. and Democrat Don Chesnut; for district attorney, Republican Albert Foster and John W. Mentzer, a write-in winner for the Democrats.

Through the courtesy of D.A. Washabaugh, local Ford dealer, the McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. will operate games and concessions in the new Washabaugh building on Lincoln Way West, every Saturday night, until such time when the building is rented.

A plaque bearing the names of members who served in World War I and II will be dedicated in the local Evangelical and Reformed Church on Sunday morning.

Births: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Brinton Miller of Three Springs on July 21; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Luther Barthalow of Webster Mills on July 24.

The Fulton Manufacturing Co. is expected to reopen this week following a closed-down period when intensive remodelling was done. When the plant reopens, it will be equipped to produce 250 men’s coats per day.

The family of Paul N. Mellott, 22, of Needmore, was injured Sunday evening when Mellott lost control of his car while passing another on the Back Run Road and crashed into a light pole. He suffered a bruised forehead; his wife, Helen, 23, suffered a deep chin laceration, bruises of the head and possible crushed shoulder, and their daughter, Nancy, received forehead bruises.

Melvin Hann and Beulah Deshong were wed July 2.

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