2011-07-28 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 7, 1941


Deaths: Elias Edward Carnell of Bedford; Frank H. Bice of near Queen, Bedford County; Joseph Albert Carnell of Dott.

Last Wednesday, Carl Johnston, James Culler, Jack Miller, Victor Gobin and William Kendall, accompanied by Joseph Shelly, their teacher of agriculture, left for a three-day trip to Atlantic City and Philadelphia.

Workmen are now busily engaged preparing for a big Fulton County Fair, to be held September 3-6. A new stage is being built; new lighting equipment is being installed; additional seating room for 1,200 persons is being built; two 100-foot bleachers are being built; and a new platform in front of the grandstand will hold about 300 people.

Robert G. Alexander purchased the Reisner property at the corner of Lincoln Way and South Second Street at public sale on Saturday. The purchase price was $8,300.

The $305,844 collected as tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during the first 26 days of July surpassed any previous collections for a similar period in the super’s 10 months of operation.

When Miss Mary Ann Gordon returned home from work on July 28, she was much surprised to find a number of friends gathered to help her celebrate her 18th birthday.

A 1941 Chevrolet sedan, owned by John W.. Mosser of McConnellsburg, was stolen from in front of the home of his brother, George W. Mosser, last Thursday night. On the same night, two filling stations at Fort Loudon, one owned by George Moser, were burglarized.

Schools in Fulton County received a payment this week as their share of the semiannual allotment of state aid for the support of public schools. The 12 districts of the county received a total of $30,453.59.

A son, William C., was born on July 26 to Mr. and Mrs. William C. Wakefield of Bill’s Place.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Mellott of Needmore have announced the birth of a grandson on July 28 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Norfolk, Va. The parents are Chester and Geneva Mellott Robinson of Norfolk. The baby has been named Paul Chester.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi P. Morton of town and Rev. and Mrs. A. A. Price of Duncannnon left this morning for a tour of the Western states.

Airy Deshong was first in the Harrisonville area to thresh oats this year.

W.R. Foster of New Grenada was taken to Philadelphia Hospital on Sunday for observation and treatment.

Miss Verna Kerlin of Harrisburg is employed at Harrisburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Helman of Cito announce the birth of a child one day last week.

Mr. and Mrs. David A. Kepper of Center are the proud parents of a baby girl, born on July 3. This is the fourth child in the family, all girls.

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