2011-08-18 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of August 28, 1941


Deaths: Daniel Everhart of Six Mile

Run; Charles Alloway of Emmaus, near Allentown; Mrs. Joseph H. Horton of Wells Tannery.

George Black, 20, of McConnellsburg, received treatment from Dr. MacKinlay on Monday for torn ligaments in his back. Black was injured when the car in which he was riding with Edward Hendershot turned over twice on the Cito Road. The car hit an embankment and overturned when Hendershot swerved his vehicle to avoid hitting a truck driven by J.B. Connelly of Mc- Connellsburg. Damage to the car was set at $145.

John S. Hawley and Mary Elizabeth Benson were married on August 14.

The new “Not over 40 mph” windshield stickers were received this week by the local Council of Defense and will be given to residents who pledge to voluntarily reduce their speed so as to conserve gasoline. The saving of gasoline at 40 miles an hour a compared to 50 is estimated at 10 percent.

The local Board of Health has decided to lift the quarantine on McConnellsburg on September 2 provided no cases of infantile paralysis have developed in that time. In the meantime, citizens, especially children, are urged to exercise every precaution and “steer clear” of public gatherings.

The Army, faced with a morale problem growing out of the 18 months service extension law, will begin releasing certain classes for selectees on September 1.

The War Department has announced that the strength of the Army has reached a peacetime high of 1,572,000 men.

Final reports show that 665 pounds of aluminum were collected in the recent drive in Fulton County. Charles M. Reeder hauled the aluminum to the receiving center at Harrisburg.

According to figures released by Amos Stouteagle, clerk to the county commissioners, 4,772 voters are registered for the coming primary, 266 fewer than the 5,038 registered for the last general election. The newest registration figures show that Democrats have a majority of 284.

Due to the polio epidemic, the Fulton County Fair, originally scheduled for the first week of September, has been postponed until October. The firemen’s annual block party has been cancelled entirely. The Fulton Theatre closed on Monday of this week to reopen on September 1; many picnics and reunions throughout the county have been postponed or cancelled; swimming at Allen’s Valley is still prohibited.

The Fulton County News makes two announcements in this issue. The first is a “mammoth” subscription campaign in which $1,875 will be paid out in cash prizes, plus hundreds of dollars in commissions. The second announcement reveals that the News office will soon move to new quarters in the George Reisner building, now owned by Robert Alexander. It is hoped that the News’ press and machinery can be moved next week.

P.J. Watters is recuperating at his home in Burnt Cabins after having several ribs broken.

Wayne Houck of Harrisonville is now in service at a camp in North Carolina.

George Leroy Pink and Rhoda Luella Mellott were married on August 15.

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