2011-09-22 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 5, 1961


Daniel Russell Buterbaugh, 4- year- old son of Mr. and Mrs.

William G. Buterbaugh of Mc- Connellsburg, was crushed by a rolling log last Thursday and died en route to Washington County Hospital. The boy had accompanied his parents to cut wood at their home and was sitting on a nine-foot section of a tree when it began to roll, throwing him under it.

First-place winners in the central Pennsylvania hay show at Penn State on September 26 were Dennis Shaffer, Crystal Spring; Kenneth Gordon, McConnellsburg; and Robert Knepper, Three Springs.

Rev. and Mrs. Everett L. Woodcock, a missionary in Africa, and formerly from Harrisonville, writes another letter to the “News” concerning strife-torn Africa and the stand taken by America and the U.N. in the conflict.

Fulton County’s quota of the 20,000 men draft call for the armed forces in October has been set at 13. The local board is now drafting men 22 and 23 years of age.

Congressman J. Irving Whalley, PA Republican 17th District representative, says he has found it difficult to apply his business background in his first session of Congress. “I thought I was coming to Washington to help cut expenses, reduce spending and balance the budget, but you just can’t stop it.” Whalley was elected in November to fill the remaining two months of the term of the late Douglas Elliott and also a full term in office beginning in January.

Anne S. Foster, McConnellsburg, has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. She is a student at McConnellsburg High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Foster.

Several mailboxes have been installed for public use throughout McConnellsburg. Two more will be installed at a later date.

Claire Hann, granddaughter of E.C. Hann, Harrisonville, graduated with the class of 1961 from Harrisburg School of Nursing.

Ralph Schriever, 14, of Amaranth, was run over by a truck last Thursday and suffered multiple lacerations, contusions and abrasions. He was standing on the bed of the truck loading tomatoes when the brakes gave way, and he was unable to jump clear of the moving wheels.

Mrs. Vallie Lowe was feted at a party by her Sunday school class at the Reformed Church in honor of her 80th birthday.

A marriage license has been issued at the local courthouse to Billie J. Cromwell, McConnellsburg, and Mary Louise Barnhart, Warfordsburg.

Jane Truax of Needmore is doing her student teaching at the Theodore Roosevelt Junior High School in Altoona.

Mrs. Myrtle Ranck of Warfordsburg celebrated her 90th birthday recently with all her eight children but one, who resides in New Mexico, with her at her home.

A daughter was born on Saturday night at the Medical Center to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Swope of Wells Tannery.

The first frost came on Friday, September 29.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mann and family have moved to the former Bennett Mellott farm at Knobsville.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Mellott of Needmore announce the birth of their first child, a son.

Joseph M. Rhodes, 18, of McConnellsburg, is serving with the U.S. Army in Darmstadt in Germany.

First-year students enrolled at Shippensburg State College include: Shirley Gordon, Needmore; Constance Hunsecker, Paul Seiders, Ralph Sipes and Sarah Smith, all of McConnellsburg; Beulah King, Waterfall; Raymond Mellott, Needmore; Gayle Partchey, Harrisonville; and Faye Smith, Amaranth.

Pennsylvania bar owners will have to wait until November 26 before being permitted to stay open until 2 a.m. on Sundays instead of closing at midnight.

Eugene C. Ritchey, 28, of Harrisonville, is serving with the U.S. Army at Schweinfurt in Germany.

Norma D. Everts of Hancock and Hixon E. Akers of Warfordsburg were married on September 14 in Hancock Methodist Church.

Deaths: Gerald P. Hess, 42, McConnellsburg, in the Fort Howard Hospital, Baltimore; S. Merrill Layton, Everett, formerly of Brush Creek Township; Mrs. Hattie M. North, Burnt Cabins; Harvey W. Bivens, Everett, formerly of Wells Tannery.

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