2011-09-15 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of September 25, 1941


Deaths: Mrs. Cecil

Francis Sharp of

Paw Paw, W.Va.; Carlton O. Brown of Maddensville; Mrs. Eliza F. Cutchall of Three Springs.

The Zion Methodist Church of Waterfall will celebrate the 88th anniversary of its dedication from October 19-26.

Theodore C. Mulvany Jr., 21, died Tuesday in Everett Hospital from injuries he received in an automobile accident on the turnpike on Sunday. Police said the young Dundalk, Md., man received a fractured skull when he fell from his moving car. According to police, the motor of his car became hot, and Mulavney opened the door and was attempting to raise the hood while the car was still moving. His wife, Ruth (Goldian)Mulvaney, with whom he was united in marriage on June 1 of this year, succeeded in bringing the car to a halt before it crashed.

The First National Bank announced on Tuesday the completion of one of the first factory-made fire escapes in Fulton County, installed at the bank by a Waynesboro firm. The Department of Labor and Industry requires a two means of exit from a second floor when it is occupied by two families.

The Cito AME Church will hold a chicken supper at the home of Mrs. Mary Lane on October 1. All-you-can-eat at 25 cents for adults and 15 cents for children.

The first contingent of conscientious objectors arrived at the camp near Wells Tannery on Monday. The group, about 50 in number, will work at landscaping and beautifying the Pennsylvania Turnpike. This camp is one of 25 being established across the nation for men of draft age who object to carrying arms because of their religious beliefs. The Wells Tannery camp is located at the site of the CCC Camp, which was abandoned recently.

The people of Fulton County were thrilled and mystified last Thursday evening by one of the most brilliant displays of northern lights in many years.

Robert Fix Jr. and Mildred Ensley were married September 20.

Bland Deshong of Sipes Mill has taken the lead in the News’ $1,875 subscription contest with 517,000 votes, followed closely by Miss Althea Jackson of Crystal Spring with 516,500 and Miss Helen Strait of Knobsville with 515,000 votes.

A number of members of the Eastern Star were entertained at a ham and egg fry at the cabin of Dr. and Mrs. D.L. Hohman at Allen’s Valley last Thursday afternoon. The birthdays of the members were also celebrated, the large birthday cake bearing the names Olive, Laura and Kit.

Chief of Police Lynn Bard reports that receipts from the parking meters in the past two weeks amounted to $60.07.

Miss Ella Kendall, RN, reports that a new duty has been placed on public health nurses in the state. They must now check on selectees who have been rejected because of health reasons and see that these young men keep in touch with clinics and other public health services in order that their defects may be corrected, if possible.

Miss Kate Fields, who had been employed during the summer at Miss Mary Trout’s store, left on Wednesday for Penn State where she is enrolled as a freshman. Miss Fields was the winner of the John Spangler Scholarship this year.

Lyle Duffey has begun his second year at Westminster College.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Vore have announced the birth of a son in Waynesboro Hospital on September 1. He has been named Charles Richard Jr.

Miss Cleo Mellott has begun her second year at Penn State.

Mr. and Mrs. Offa Chamberlain of Wells Tannery have gone to North Carolina where he will be employed on construction work.

Death: Joseph Bivens of Sedgewick, Colo.

Forrest, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Mellott, returned home Thursday from a hospital in Baltimore where he had been receiving treatment for a broken arm.

Born: a son, John Frederick Jr., to Rev. and Mrs. John F. Sammel at the Warner Hospital in Gettysburg on September 22.

Alvin Fletcher of Buck Valley lost a fine horse last week.

Harry Albert Spade and Evelyn Mary Bard were married on Wednesday.

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