2011-09-15 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 27, 1951


Guy F. Oakman of Taylor Township has definitely been named the

Democratic candidate on the seesaw battle for the nomination for county treasurer. The decision was rendered by Judge W.C. Sheely in a letter to represent attorneys on September 26. Oakman was nominated over his opponent, Gerald Peck, at the primary election in July. The seesaw battle began when three electors petitioned the court for a recount of the votes in Oak- man’s home township. The recount proved that two defective ballots had been counted by the election board and that both were for Oakman. As a result of this error, the court then named Peck as the candidate. Oakman then employed counsel to petition the court to set aside the recount due to legal faults in the petition originally requesting the recount. The court heard counsel for both sides two weeks ago, but Judge Sheely withheld his decision until Wednesday of this week. As a result of his decision, the nomination now revets to Oakman.

Ray Hancock of York will take over the managership of the local Smoke Shop on October 1.

The C.B. Stevens storerooms are being converted into an apartment for Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Cutchall.

Oscar Unger will reopen his shoe repair shop in Mc- Connellsburg sometime in October. His new location will be in the Helman building on the corner of Lincoln Way and North First Street, beneath the public assistance office.

Births: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Dellard Crane of Mercersburg on September 21; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Paul N. Morton of Fannettsburg on September 23; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Seville of McConnellsburg on September 19.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth King was buried at Fairview last week.

Besides those which were donated for the Fulton County Medical Center, the lots on Third Street Extended will be sold for public auction on October 5. The lots are owned by M.C. Morton of Hagerstown and will be sold to the highest bidder. Along with water and electricity, which will be made available, there will also be building restrictions on the lots. The restrictions will be stated in the deeds and will no doubt be appreciated by the buyers as the Borough Council has never bothered its collective self to pass a zoning ordinance in McConnellsburg.

Pfc. Milton H. Souders and Doris Joanne Kelsey were married on September 20.

Mrs. Carl Seiders of Knobsville, who was taken to Harrisburg on September 7 suffering from polio, returned home last week. She did not suffer paralysis with the disease, and the only ill effects remaining are stiffness of the legs and back, which, according to her doctor, will disappear with exercise. Mrs. Martha Yellovich of Fort Littleton, remains at the Harrisburg Hospital where her case is listed as “mild.”

Morris D. Work and Mildred L. Hull were married on August 25.

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Marjory Bailey to Donald Culler.

Deaths: Clarence T. Hoover of McConnellsburg; William Frederick Ray of near Amaranth.

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