2011-08-18 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 30, 1951

Two persons were killed when the tractor-trailer in which they were descending Sideling Hill Mountain failed to negotiate the treacherous Ladies Curve and plunged through the guardrails and over a 100-foot embankment on Friday. The victims were Pernon Cecil Tew, 56, and his son, James Walter Tew, 16, of Dunn, N.C.

Also on Friday, no one was injured when a truck driven by Daniel H.Carbaugh of Mc- Connellsburg collided with a car driven by John T. Ratzesberger of Altoona on a blind curve on Dickeys Mountain, 10 miles south of McConnellsburg.

A McConnellsburg man was taken to the Medical Center following a third accident on Friday. Chalmer M. Mellott of Mc- Connellsburg was injured when his car ran off the road and hit a utility pole about three miles south of McConnellsburg.

Of the 273 eligible wheat producers in Fulton County, only 73 voted in the 1962 wheat referendum last Thursday. Nationally, over two-thirds of farmers voted in favor of marketing quotas.

Marriage licenses were issued at the local courthouse during the past week to: John B. Rife and Ruth M. Bailey, both of Greencastle; Wilkie E. Mellott of Harrisonville and Bonnie L. Hixson, Crystal Spring; Karl L. Thompson, Fannettsburg, and Emma L. Brown, Shippensburg, and Stanley Elwood Mellott and Janet A. Marshall, both of McConnellsburg.

Blue Cross payments to the Medical Center during July were $3,581.

New teachers at the McConnellsburg Joint School are: Janet Gordon, grade four; Carla Schinck, home economics; A. Ray Anderson, industrial arts; Ralph Norcross, social studies; and Max Stackhouse, health and physical education.

Edwin Cornelius, owner of Cornelius Furniture and Clothing Store in McConnellsburg, announced this week that the store he has operated in the old Stevens building will be closing its doors sometime in December. He plans to open a smaller store at his home in Cowans Gap.

From September 10 to September 22 members of the Burnt Cabins Methodist Church will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the beginning of Methodism in their community.

Mrs. Donna J. Gordon of Needmore has been named assistant extension home economist in Fulton County. She is a graduate of Indiana State College.

Charles Chamberlain, Chambersburg, was the seventh jackpot winner at the Brantner Bowling Alleys with five strikes in succession. His wife, Henrietta, was the eighth winner with four strikes in a row.

Mr. and Mrs. Elton Bequeath Jr. of Pittsburgh announce the birth of a daughter on August 10. Mrs. Bequeath is the former Deanna Keebaugh of Knobsville.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Ronald and Carol Richards, Needmore, on August 21; a son to Stanley and Wilma Palmer, Warfordsburg, on August 21; a son to Ronald and Anna Belle Keefer, Big Cove Tannery, on August 23; a son to Paul and Jeanne Angle, McConnellsburg, on August 23; a daughter to James and Alice Snyder, Warfordsburg, on August 23; a son to Carl and Nancy Pine, Mercersburg, on August 26; and a son to John and Virginia Caldwell, Warfordsburg, on August 27.

Army Pfc. Calvin P. Ramsey of Harrisonville and Army Pfc. Paul Snyder of Burnt Cabins are members of the 3rd Missile Battalion, 71st Artillery, which celebrated its second anniversary day exercises in Germany on August 17.

Death: Mrs. Ted Shives of McConnellsburg on August 28. ’51

Lt. Cmdr. Wm. C. Greenleaf returned on Monday from a twoweek naval cruise and joined his family here at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Merrill W. Nace.

Birth: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Nhyle Helman of McConnellsburg on August 23.

Judy Guyer will leave Friday for Pittsburgh to serve as a bridesmaid for her college roommate, Anne McDermott.

Congressman Richard M. Simpson made a short call on friends here Monday.

Mrs. Blaine Bergstresser of Waterfall, who underwent a serious operation in the Huntingdon Hospital on August 13, expects to return to her home soon.

Clarence Bender left Tuesday to attend the National Muzzleloading Rifle Matches at Friendship, Ind. Bender is vice president of the association.

Marian Wible, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wible, entered the School of Nursing at Windber on Sunday.

For the first time in the history of Mc- Connellsburg, colored oleo margarine went on sale on August 2. Colored oleo was unloaded in at least one store in McConnellsburg at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, five minutes after the signing of the bill in Harrisburg.

The first caesarean section was performed at the Fulton County Medical Center last week by Dr. Frantz of Chambersburg.

Tad McLaughlin, chairman, has announced that all plans are completed for the first orange crate derby in McConnellsburg on Labor Day, sponsored by the local Lions Club. Time trials will begin at 10 a.m. and the combined weight of the boy and his car will be limited to 175 pounds. The race will be held on the hill past the Lutheran Church and parents have been assured that any boy with an exceptionally fast car will be stopped before he crosses the Lincoln Highway. If successful, the race will probably become an annual event.

Oak Wilt has been found in the Allen’s Valley area.

Andrew H. Hartman and Elma Park Snyder were married on August 11.

Fulton County schools will open Tuesday, September 4.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Browell Jr. announce the birth of a son born last Friday at the Bedford Memorial Hospital.

Death: Mrs. Ida Rebecca Gress of Mc- Connellsburg.

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