2011-09-01 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

FromThe Files Of September 14, 1961


Carter Bard of Warfordsburg was the owner of the grand champion dairy animal at this year’s Fulton County Fair. The champion heifer was a Holstein. Robert Holsinger of Hollidaysburg owned the reserve champion, a Brown Swiss heifer.

Harold Cutchall, 17, of Hustontown, died on Tuesday night from injuries he received earlier in the day. Cutchall was riding on the rear of a tractor which was travelling on the Apple Way, a short distance north of the Lincoln Highway. He apparently lost his footing when the tractor moved onto the paved surface of Edenville Road and fell, striking his head on the paved road. He was the son of Mrs. Lillian Cook, Three Springs, and resided with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Cutchall, Hustontown.

Borough Council members last week voted to erect four-way stop signs at the intersection of North Second Street and East Poplar Street, to eliminate that traffic hazard .

The McConnellsburg Lions Club will sponsor two performances of the Mills Brothers’ three-ring circus on Tuesday, October 10.

Stone Bridge Church of the Brethren will celebrate the 19th anniversary of its founding on September 17.

Rev. Ruth McDannell of Burnt Cabins has enrolledas a student at Messiah College at Grantham, Pa., for the 1961-62 term.

Marriage licenses were issued at the local courthouse during the past week to: Lyle Eugene Kerns, Hancock, and Phyllis J. Gordon, Hancock; and Richard S. Doney, Burnt Cabins, and Nancy E. Knepper, Waterfall.

The annual Fulton County Plowing Contest will be held on Saturday, October 7, at theD.A. Washabaugh farm, near Knobsville. All Fulton County farmers are eligible to enter.

Ray and Ethel (Foreman) Reeder of Chambersburg, announce the birth of a son, Russell Ray Jr., on August 28.

Cam Mellott of Needmore was treated at the Medical Center last week for a fractured cheekbone suffered in an accident at the H.B. Mellott Estate quarry where he is employed.

A letter form Rev. and Mrs. Everett Woodcock, missionaries in South Africa, in which he deplores the use of force by the United Nations in settling the strife in the Congo. He says, “We feel a moral obligation to speak out when we witness flagrant violation of human rights, supported and paid for by our own country.”

The McConnellsburg and Chambersburg subdistricts of the Harrisburg district of the Women’s Society of Christian Service will hold their fall rally in the McConnellsburg Methodist Church on September 20.

ETNSN Paul R. Deshong of the U.S Navy has reported to his duty station aboard a ship somewhere in the Mediterranean.

Miss Janet Elizabeth Rouzer of Fort Loudon and Ernest Harris of McConnellsburg were wed on August 20 at the Fort Loudon Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester C. Keyton of Keedysville, Md., announce the engagement of their daughter, Eileen Virginia, to Myron H. Golden of Warfordsburg.

Miss Shirley Ann Litton of Hancock and Robert E. Swadley were married on August 11 in Damascus Christian Church.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Willis and Beatrice Mellott, Needmore, September 4; a son to Flloyd and Lois Brantner, Waterfall, September 6; a daughter to Raymond and Annis McMullen, Fort Littleton, September 6; a son to Ronald and Evelyn Fisher, Fort Loudon, September 6; a daughter to Clarence and Nancy Mellott, Mc- Connellsburg, September 6; a daughter to DeKalb and Helen Mellott, Harrisonville, September 8; and a daughter to Donald and Betty Appleby, Harrisonville, September 10.

Rev. Sherwood Thomas preached his last sermon Sunday at the Methodist Church in Needmore. He has been transferred to Danville, Pa.

Mrs. Dorothy Keefer of Hancock announces the engagement of her daughter, Gloria Jean, to Terry Allen McKee of Needmore.

Deaths: Mrs. Effie Virginia Lamberson, 82, of McConnellsburg on September 4; Melvin Wayne Crist, 52, Needmore, on September 3; Mrs. Jenette B. Wishart, 84, Wells Tannery, on September 5, and Jeremiah L. Heefner, 85, Hustontown, on September 7.

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