40 Years Ago
Conservation queens from seven counties competed for the title of state conservation queen at the Agricultural Progress Days held last week at Pennsylvania State University, and the honor was bestowed on Fulton County’s queen, Jocelyn Palmer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Palmer of Warfordsburg.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced the appointment of Mrs. Ruth Bates Harris as director of Equal Employment Opportunity, to become effective October 4. She is the wife of Bryant Harris, an electrical engineer and construction projects consultant. They own a 200-acre farm at Three Springs, where friends from all over the country have been entertained.
County students who qualified for the dean’s list at the main campus of the Pennsylvania State University for the spring term are Melissa Jane Lodge of McConnellsburg; Karen Lee Truax of Warfordsburg; and Clyde R. Moseman Jr. of Warfordsburg.
The 100 acres of mountain land in Licking Creek Township, owned by the late James A. Mellott and sold at public sale at the courthouse on Saturday morning, was knocked down to William L. Kendall for $10,000. This was the second time the land had been offered for public bidding.
Deaths: Marshall R. Hill, Lakeland, Fla.; Mrs. Laura Keefer, Shippensburg; Elmer W. Carbaugh, McConnellsburg; D. Floyd Mc- Quade, McConnellsburg; James P. Sharpe, Hancock; Mrs. Susan Gress, McConnellsburg; Mary Peck, infant daughter of Harold and Sherry Peck, McConnellsburg.
Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Alvin C. Bain Jr. of Hancock; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Garey Sprowl of McConnellsburg on August 31; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Peck of Harrisonville.