2011-08-25 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 4, 1941


Deaths: James G. Foster of Six

Mile Run; Mrs. Hayes Gladfelter of

Three Springs; Mrs. James Manning of Clear Ridge; Mrs. Catherine Edith Horton of Altoona.

Miss Betty Jane Helman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Helman of near Knobsville, has enrolled as a student nurse at the Altoona Hospital.

Harry Sowers, 29, of Webster Mills, was admitted to the Chambersburg Hospital on Saturday evening, suffering from injuries received in an automobile accident north of Chambersburg the same evening. Sowers, whose Ford coach crashed head on into a Nash sedan operated by a Shippensburg woman, is suffering from lacerations of the face and head, brush burns of the body and a chest injury. Damage to his car was set at $100.

Thomas T. Cromer of Dublin Township and Frank Plessinger of Brush Creek Township have been appointed road viewers for Fulton County. The appointments came through the Fulton County Courts and are for a period of three years.

To date, 23 county people have entered The Fulton County News’ subscription contest in which $1,875 in cash prizes will be awarded at the end of a seven-week period. The list published this week shows no one in the lead, all contestants being credited with 5,000 votes.

Two Fulton County youths were given six month jail sentences after pleading guilty in the Franklin County Courts last week on a charge of taking gasoline from the Leonard Fry stone quarry near Mercersburg.

The McConnellsburg schools opened on Tuesday and according to the principal, C. Owen Fries, 318 students are enrolled in the 12 grades.

The McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. brought home $45 in prizes on Monday after parading in a firemen’s homecoming celebration. With a total prize list of $75, the local firemen “did themselves proud” by winning in three divisions – largest company without a band, company coming the farthest distance and the company with the oldest apparatus. The local firemen’s prize of $45 represented 60 percent of the total money offered.

Siloam Methodist Church is now undergoing extensive interior remodelling, the work being done by Earl Palmer. The church will be rededicated on September 14.

Mr. and Mrs. John Vores and son Verlyn of Baltimore spent a week in Michigan and then visited with their home folk here.

Mrs. Harry Snyder is confined to her home by illness.

Jane Paylor has entered the University Hospital in Philadelphia to train as a nurse.

“Sparkie” Mosten, Mark Lodge’s “righthand man,” spent the weekend with his sister in Ohio.

Miss Marian Morton left on Monday for Schellsburg where she has been appointed musical director in the schools.

First Lt. Daniel Leonard Hohman was one of a group of 406 offices of the Medical Department of the Army who completed a refresher course on August 28. The course was designed to give the men training for their duties in the field.

Miss Helen Wright of Center left on Monday for Everett where she will teach commercial subjects in the high school again this year.

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