2011-08-25 / From Days Gone By

80 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 3, 1931


Garthwaite Mellott of Ayr Township met with a painful accident on Saturday. He was engaged in threshing when a fork in the hand of a fellow worker penetrated the large finger of his left hand, the tine entering the top and passing clean through.

Deaths: Jacob Edward Hamil of Knobsville; John W. Mentzer of Burnt Cabins.

Several farmers have reported hog cholera, and a state veterinarian is expected to arrive in Fulton County next week.

Harvey H. Clevenger has announced his candidacy for the nomination for prothonotary on the Republican ticket.

The local schools opened on Monday with 286 students enrolled.

Floyd Ramsey and George Sheffield have returned to Fort Littleton after working for several weeks on a pipeline job in York County.

The Fort Littleton School opened Monday with 159 students.

William H. Abercrombie, proprietor of the Long View Lodge, received the news on Friday that his mother, Mrs. Thomas H. Abercrombie, about 67 of Wilmerding, had been killed in an automobile accident at Jennerstown. Mrs. Abercrombie and her husband were accompanying Mrs. William H. Abercrombie and daughter Lucille to Mc- Connellsburg for a visit when their car was struck head on by another.

David H. Truax and Roxie Lynch were wed August 26.

The C. J. Hess mill at Shade Gap was broken into Thursday night and 1 1/2 barrels of flour were carried away.

Tom Johnston, who broke his leg a couple of months ago and had been a patient in Chambersburg Hospital, has returned to his home.

Miss Sarah Lamberson, daughter of County Superintendent and Mrs. B.C. Lamberson, left on Saturday for Snow Shoe where she will teach her second term in the high school.

Miss Irene Glenn, a nurse in training at the General Hospital in Harrisburg, is spending two weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Glenn of the Cove.

A few examples of the current produce prices: fine peaches, 50 cents a bushel; cantaloupes, 5 cents each; tomatoes, 75 cents a bushel and cucumbers, 25 cents a bushel.

The State Highway Department is building a stone road through Wells Valley, doing a two-fold job – making a fine road and relieving the farmers of the stones on their farms.

Born: an 8 1/ 2 pound daughter, Norma May, on August 11 to Mr. and Mrs. E.K. Cunningham of Salem, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Purnell of Wells Tannery are the proud parents of a baby girl, born August 23.

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