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60 Years Ago

FromThe Files Of September 13, 1951

’51

JudgeW.C. Sheely has delayed his decision in the ballot box issue between theDemocratic candidates for county treasurer. At the election, Oakman was declared winner by a one-vote margin. Then a petition was presented requesting a recount of the ballots in Taylor Township, Oakman’s home township. The recount reversed the original count, making Peck the winner by one vote. Then Oakman petitioned the court to rule the recount invalid, one of his reasons being that the recount petition was filed too late. That’s the way the issue now stands, and Judge Sheely has reversed his decision, instructing Peck’s counsel, John W. Mentzer, to present a parallel case. It is believed by many that if a parallel case cannot be presented, Oakman will be the winner.

Friends here have been notified that B.F. Snyder of Waynesboro is a surgical patient in Washington County Hospital.

Miss Anna Whiteside, a stenographer in Harrisburg, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Whiteside, at Amaranth.

W.M. Lodge returned home Tuesday after five weeks in Georgetown University Hospital in Washington.

Omar N. Carryer, former mayor of Hancock, has been elected president of the Hancock Bank, taking the position held for many years by the late Maxwell Richards.

A young Fulton County mother of two was rushed to Harrisburg last week for infantile paralysis. Mrs. Carl Seiders, 20, of Knobsville, the former Marian Cornelius, was first taken to the Fulton County Medical Center, where tests showed the presence of polio. She was then rushed to Harrisburg, where further tests confirmed the presence of the disease, although a mild case. She is the mother of two children, 2 and 3 years old.

Guy Lombardo will play for the annual ladies’ night fete at Jaffa Temple in Altoona on September 28.

Pvt. Carl Bain and Huldah Decker were married September 1.

Mr. and Mrs. George Paylor of Mercersburg will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on September 16.

Almost 450 people jammed into the local American Legion home on Tuesday night to hear the music of Blue Barron.

Lots of peaches, apples, tomatoes!

Deaths: Mrs. Laura Spangler Hoke of Townsend Inlent, N.J.; Mrs. Leslie Scehtrompf of near Needmore; Job H. Hill of near Needmore; John Esley Foster of New Castle.

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