2011-09-01 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 11, 1941


Deaths: Mrs.

Lemuel Shives of Big

Cove Tannery; John M. Lake of near McConnellsburg; Mrs. L. Oscar Hepler of New Bethlehem.

Borough officials announced this week that 11 new streetlights will be installed in town within the next few days. The new lights, which are badly needed in town, are being placed midway between the present lights and will only increase the borough’s light budget by approximately $40 a year.

The local draft board announces that 20 young men from Fulton County will be sent to Altoona for physical exams on September 19, the largest number to be sent from the county on any one call. The names of the potential draftees were not released for publication.

Frank Palmer, a junior at the Warfordsburg High School, will leave next Tuesday for Springfield, Mass., where he will be a member of a team of three representing Pennsylvania in the poultry judging contests at the Eastern States Exposition. Frank is a member of the Warfordsburg FFA and in June competed at Penn State, where he placed second in a statewide contest of 300 boys. Frank is the first Fulton County boy to represent the Fulton-Franklin Association of Future Farmers in a regional or national judging contest.

In the News’ $1,875 subscription contest this week, Thomas W. Morton of Mc- Connellsburg is leading the contestant with 54,000 votes, followed by Miss Ruth L. Roettger of McConnellsburg with 53,000 votes and Miss Laura McGehee of Mc- Connellsburg with 52,000 votes.

Earl C. Strait and Iva Decker were married August 26.

Paul Gift, who makes his home with Dr. and Mrs. J.J. Palmer of Needmore, will enter State College as a freshman next week. Paul completed four years of high school at Warfordsburg in three years and was outstanding in all school activities.

Miss Madaline Mellott of Germantown Hospital spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Mellott.

Mrs. Anna D. Fraker returned to her home in Braddock after spending two weeks with Mrs. Elizabeth Hess. Mrs. Fraker is 86 years old and has spent her vacation in McConnellsburg with Mrs. Hess for the past 17 years.

Walter Grissinger celebrated his fifth birthday last Thursday.

Walter Fix, a student at the Huntingdon Secretarial School, spent last week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Fix of Fairview.

Miss Izora Deshong was afflicted with appendicitis last weekend and was taken to Chambersburg Hospital for an operation.

Squire G.C. Mellott and brother have finished sawing timber at Dallas Brant’s and have moved their sawmill to Harry McElhaney’s.

Junior Mellott, who had been employed the past summer with the Duponts in Illinois, has returned to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Mellott of Harrisonville. After a short visit with them, he will resume his studies at State College.

A baby girl, Linda Kay, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Fraker of Fort Little- ton on Sunday.

The Green Hill Sewing Club held a housewarming party last Wednesday evening to help dedicate the new home of Mr. and Mrs. William Batdorff.

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