2011-09-08 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files of September 20, 1951


Robert Akers will leave for Drexel on Friday where he will register as a freshman, and Bill Morton is a first-year student at Penn State.

Terry Bard, Eddie MacKinlay and George Reisner Jr. registered at Mercersburg Academy this week.

Virginia Diehl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Diehl of Amaranth, has secured employment as a stenographer in Harrisburg.

A group of 25 young men, the largest ever sent for pre-induction exams, will report to Pittsburgh on September 26. Included in this group are Clarence Judson Sipes of McConnellsburg; Paul Andrew Lynch of Big Cove Tannery; Archie Dwight Bergstresser of New Orleans, La.; Donald Charles Lee of Needmore; Herbert Hoover Deshong of Harrisonville; Basil Eugene Pittman of Hancock; Preston Harold Mellott of McConnellsburg; Lloyd Ray Barnhart of Knobsville; Harvey Leroy Souders of Cito; George Samuel Truax of Needmore; Delmar Hollenshead of Needmore; Samuel Truax of Needmore; Samuel Kenneth Helman of Fort Littleton; William Nathan Keefer of Big Cove Tannery; Thurman Arthur Lynch of Needmore; Melvin Reed Souders of McConnellsburg; Leroy Luther Sheeders of McConnellsburg; John Ray Booth of Clear Ridge; Orville Eugene Shaw of Crystal Spring; George Richard Mellott of Cito; William Glenn Roher of Wells Tannery; Lee A. Souders of Wells Tannery; George Calvin Gress of McConnellsburg; Sheldon DeKalb Deshong of Harrisonville; John P. Martz Jr., Knobsville; and Ira B. Bain of Webster Mills.

Kenneth Sowers suffered a broken left leg last Thursday when his bicycle was struck by a car near Needmore.

Birth: a son on September 17 to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Culler of McConnellsburg.

Mrs. Martha Yelovich, 23, of Fort Littleton, a former nurse at Fulton County Medical Center, was stricken with polio on Sunday and was taken immediately to Harrisburg.

No ruling has yet been made by the Fulton County Courts as to whether Guy Oakman or Gerald Peck is the winner of the Democratic nomination for county treasurer.

Mrs. Herbert Zilch of Fort Littleton entered Geisinger Hospital at Danville on Sunday for observation and treatment.

Death: Mrs. Emma Jane Norris of Hancock; John Calvin Rider of Wells Valley; Riley G. Bishop of Galion, Ohio.

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