2011-08-04 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 17, 1961

’61 Last week the Supreme Court upheld a local court decision to allow Fulton County to assess land belonging to the Turnpike Commission for tax purposes. The commission has no recourse now but to pay the taxes.

Volunteers from the American Cancer Society will soon be canvassing the county as a part of a statewide epidemiological study. One in 88 Pennsylvanians will be chosen randomly for the survey. If the person has died in the last year, the cause of death will be recorded. Those alive will be confidentially asked health questions.

There were 11 accidents in Fulton County in July. Fourteen persons were hurt and there was one fatality.

Radar speed controlled devices will be used by the state police in Fulton County starting on September 1.

Carl D. Knepper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Knepper of McConnellsburg, has been elected vice president of the Electrical Engineering Society at Tri State College, Angola, Ind.

A marriage license was issued at the local courthouse during the past week to Robert LeMoyne Vazzola of Bloomington, Ohio, and Dorothy E. Newman of Waterfall.

The fee for some 4,000 blaster licenses in Pennsylvania has been increased from $2 to $3.50.

The Fulton Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a trip to the state police rodeo in Altoona on Friday for a group of children from McConnellsburg, Ayr Township and Todd Township.

Miss Rachel Ann Crippen, Wells Tannery, was recently married to Robert Kenneth Burk, Cleveland, Ohio, in St. Thomas Church, Bedford.

Patricia Mae Brown and N. Parker Knepper, both of Three Springs, were wed on July 8 in Center Methodist Church.

Saturday, 10 members of the first graduating class of Bethel Township High School and three of their teachers gathered at Weaver’s Restaurant in Hancock for their first class reunion.

Lewis Miller, Knobsville, is better after spending nine days in the Medical Center suffering from a blood clot. The injury was the result of a fall from a ladder while painting his house.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Delmar and Rachael (Starliper) Hollinshead, Big Cove Tannery, on August 9; a son to Nelson and Joan (Hann) Harmon, Big Cove Tannery, on August 9; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold and June (John) Woodal, Needmore, on August 10; a daughter to William Ruth (Truax) Keefer, Needmore, on August 12; a daughter to Mac and Helen (Kifer) Pittman, Big Cove Tannery, on August 13.

Death: Harvey M. Sipe, 76, Six Mile Run, died August 6. He was born in Hustontown and taught school in Fulton County for several years.

The “News” reports that a list of items printed in the 1931 Remember Column which could then be bought for $11.56 would now, in 1961, cost $26.98.

A new wheat program will be offered to farmers for the 1962 crop year if the farmers voting in the 39 commercial wheat states in the August 24 referendum favor marketing quotas. Polling places have been set for Fulton farmers who wish to vote.

H. Lyle Duffey, executive vice president of The First National Bank in McConnellsburg, reports that the Pennsylvania Bankers Association is strongly opposed to administering proposals in Washington for federal withholding of taxes on interest and dividends, which would include individuals and nonprofit corporations.

H. Lamont Brady of Big Cove Tannery has enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.

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