2011-08-04 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 14, 1941


Death: Rev. Robert H. Hoover of

Perryville, Md., pastor of Mc-

Connellsburg Presbyterian Church from 1884 to 1894. Mrs. Myrtle Jane Souders of Webster Mills; Mrs. Mary Florence Norris of Little Orleans, Md.

About 50 friends gathered on Sunday at the home of Harry Deshong to help celebrate the birthday of Mrs. Samuel Weir of Gillman, Iowa. Mrs. Weir, the former Miss Lena Deshong of McConnellsburg, is spending three weeks with relatives and friends in Fulton County, her first visit here in several years.

The local Red Cross chapter this week received 50 pounds of yarn for knitting and 98 yards of muslin for making garments, the work to be done by volunteers.

Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Lynch moved last week from the Garlock apartments to McVeytown, where he has accepted position as teacher of mathematics and science in the McVeytown-Oliver High School last year.

Forty-five Odd Fellows and Friends of the Warfordsburg Lodge gathered in the meadow back of Roy W. Layton’s Mill on August 7 to consume watermelons and cantaloupes and smoke cigars. Singing and tall stories were the order of the day, with Asie Spencer, an Odd Fellow for 52 years, topping the storytellers with tales of travels and experiences.

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Lewis of Mc- Connellsburg were involved in an automobile accident on Monday when another car forced their vehicle off the road near Claysburg. Mr. Lewis was not badly hurt, but Mrs. Lewis was severely bruised. She was taken to Roaring Spring Hospital, where she was held overnight. She was allowed to come home on Tuesday, but she will be confined to the house for some time.

Due to the continuous rise in the cost of supplies, as well as their daily living expenses, the local barbers have announced new prices, to become effective September 1. The new prices will be 15 cents for a shave and these for haircuts: ladies, 35 cents; men’s, 35 cents; and children’s, 25 cents. Five cents will be added to these prices for haircuts on Saturday.

Thelma Edwards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edwards of Waterfall, cut her finger so badly while splitting kindling last Monday that it was necessary to amputate the rest of the finger at Everett Hospital.

Nearly all the teachers of Fulton County will benefit from the increase salary scheduled which became law on August 5 when Gov. James signed a bill raising the basic pay of elementary teachers to $1,000 and that of high school teachers to $1,200. The increases will become effective this fall.

Work on the 3-1/2-mile section of new highway between Bedford and Everett is progressing steadily under the supervision of Walker Brothers of Chambersburg. A detour was established last week in order that grading across the old Lincoln Highway could be done.

Three draftees will leave for Camp Lee, Va., on August 22. They are James W. Mills of McConnellsburg, King W. Mellott of Needmore and Mark Cloyd McCray of Dott.

C.B. Weaver, the well driller, has returned to his home at Saluvia.

Rev. and Mrs. Paul E. Myers announce the birth of a daughter, Caroline Agnes, at Harrisburg Hospital on August 4. Mrs. Myers is the former Miss Thelma Deshong, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Deshong of Harrisonville.

Mrs. Martha Mcintyre fell in the kitchen of her home last Wednesday morning and dislocated her shoulder.

Mrs. H.V. Reese of Burnt Cabins is working at the airport in Hagerstown.

A dinner was served on Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Appleby of Clear Ridge in honor of the 11th birthday of their son, Jimmie.

Clyde R. Hendershot of Amaranth and Gladys L. Yeakle of Hancock earned a place on the dean’s list at Shippenburg State Teachers College because of the high scholastic average maintained by them during the past academic year.

Starting last Sunday, motorists who run out of gas between 7 p.m., and 7 a.m., will be out of luck. Following an order from Defense Oil Coordinator Harold L. Ickes, filling stations across the country will be “blacked out” during those hours in an effort to conserve gasoline. If this step does not relieve the gasoline shortage, rationing will be ordered.

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