2011-07-28 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 10, 1961


The Pennsylvania State University Friday announced a boost in tuition from $160 to $175 a term. Single room accommodations and room service will cost $280 for each 10-week term.

The local Civil Service Board recently reported that Fulton County has 2,500 men registered with the local board in various classifications from 1A to 5A.

Elwood J. Mellott, who represents the Pennsylvania Bankers Association as the Fulton County agricultural representative, reports that at the beginning of the year, Pennsylvania banks were helping farmers with $189 million in loans, 7 percent more than the year before. Mr. Mellott is the executive vice president of The Fulton County National Bank of McConnellsburg.

A Van Buren, Ohio, man, Steve Kocach, 18, died Monday morning at Berkeley Springs Hospital from injuries he suffered in a Sunday night accident on Route 126, three miles north of Warfordsburg. The car he was riding in blew a tire, causing it to crash over an embankment and roll over four times before coming to rest on its top. The driver and three other passengers were also hospitalized.

A marriage license was issued at the local courthouse last week to Robert E. Swadley, Needmore, and Shirley Ann Litton, Hancock.

At their regular monthly meeting, Borough Council granted permission to a local youth group to close First Street from Maple Street to the Lincoln Highway for a street dance for teenagers.

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Gress announce the birth of a son on July 12.

Pennsylvania fishermen will be affected by two new laws recently passed in Harrisburg. One requires that the fishing license must be displayed on an outer garment at all times; the second changed the fishing license year. It now ends on the last day of February.

One hundred and fifty 4-H members, leaders and parents from Fulton County took an all-day bus trip to eastern Pennsylvania last Tuesday.

More than 130 Pennsylvania youths met at Juniata College in Huntingdon from July 30 to August 3 to study the operation of farmer cooperatives in the agricultural economy. Attending from Fulton County were: M. Lamont Brady, Big Cove Tannery; Gerald Regi, Fort Littleton; Donald Mellott, Needmore; and Larry Hixon and Forest Bard, both of Amaranth.

The 28th annual session of the Bedford and Fulton Ladies Christian Conference will beheld at the Mays Chapel Christian Church from August 10-13.

Miss Phyllis Ann Deshong, Needmore, became the bride of Charles L. Wright Sr. of Baltimore on July 1.

A fund drive is in progress to raise the money needed to make another print of the film of the 1936 Sesqui-Centennial celebration. The film, which was taken by the late John Spangler, has been shown so many times that it has deteriorated and can no longer be shown.

Deaths: Walter A. Sweiger, 75, of Mercersburg on July 23; Mrs. Nancy C. Keefer, 67, of Mercersburg on July 27; Miss Kezia Ella Kendall, 81, McConnellsburg, died July 31. Miss Kendall was the Fulton County nurse for 18 years. Chester L. Miller, 49, of Mc- Connellsburg, died on August 4. McClellan G. Wright, 81, Defiance, died on July 29. He was born in Wells Tannery.

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