2011-07-14 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of July 24, 1941


The annual Fort Littleton homecoming was held

Saturday. One of the highlights of the annual event was a memorial service in memory of Elmer Fraker, Mrs. Owen Laidig and William Cunningham, who had passed away since the last homecoming. The prizes awarded went to Mrs. Lizzie Bain Lysinger, oldest lady present; Lemuel Cline, oldest man; Tommy Macbeth, youngest; and Mr. and Mrs. Max Fraker, most recently married.

Death: Mrs. Mary Lenora Zorn of Gibsonburg, Ohio.

No one was injured about midnight last Thursday when Jacob Dunkle, former sheriff of Bedford County, apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his 1940 Studebaker sedan and plowed into the rear of a 1939 Chevrolet sedan, owned by G.C. Fields, local barber. The accident happened in front of the Fields residence on Lincoln Way East, where the Fields car was parked. Damage to each car was estimated at $300.

Harold Hamil, who has been operating the Texaco service station on Lincoln Way East, has sold out to Paul Sipes. Sipes took over on Monday, and Hamil has taken employment with the Standard Oil Co. at one of their stations on the turnpike.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hamil have announced the mariage of their daughter, Mazie Katherine, to Raymond John Hancock on July 19.

Dr. Grover Kirk, a surgeon in an Army camp near Baltimore, attended the teachers’ get-together on Saturday.

An Army convoy of 28 heavy trucks and 42 men, travelling from Michigan to Baltimore, stayed overnight on the schoolgrounds in Mc- Connellsburg on Tuesday.

Elder J.W. Skinner and Ethel E. McEldowney were married on July 13.

Dublin Township will vote in the coming election on whether or not whiskey and beer should be sold there. The dry forces of the township filed a petition with the County Election Board on July 11.

At a meeting last Wednesday afternoon at the Harris Hotel, the Fulton County Chapter of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis Inc. was organized. The first county officers are: J.C. Patterson, chairman; Mrs. Thelma Ranck, vice chairman; Harold C. Welsh, treasurer; and Miss Mary Logan Nace, secretary.

Ellis Lynch underwent an operation in a Baltimore hospital on Friday.

Murray Ray was discharged from the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Saturday and was brought home in the Kelso ambulance.

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Williams of Big Cove Tannery announce the birth of a daughter last Thursday at the Chambersburg Maternity Home.

A son, Gerhard Samuel, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde B. Plessinger of Clearfield on July 12.

Pvt. and Mrs. Donald Harris, who reside in the Regi apartments on North Third Street, announce the birth of a son Monday.

Robert Barkman of near Hustontown has found employment near Pittsburgh.

A surprise party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Smith Henry of Clear Ridge on Wednesday evening in honor of the 48th birthday of Mr. Henry and the 20th birthday of their son, Roland.

Ora Douglas of Thompson Township celebrate his 50th birthday on Friday.

Woodrow Strait, who is stationed at Fort Sill, Okla., is spending two weeks at home. He says, “Army life isn’t exactly like home!”

The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. announced this week a five-day work week for all A&P employees.

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