2011-09-22 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 2, 1941


Deaths: Mrs. Franklin P. Hershey of Kernville; Mrs. Ralph E. Brunhouse of Germantown; Mrs. Catharine A. Hendershot of Buck Valley.

Four youths from Brush Creek Township were lodged in the county jail early this week by the state police on charges of burglary and larceny of gasoline and tires from equipment on several construction jobs in the county. The four will be given a hearing later this week.

“We aren’t throwing a big coming out party or a formal debut or anything like that,” the editor of the News says, as he invites everyone to drop by and inspect the new home of The Fulton County News in the Reisner building, now owned by R.G. Alexander. The editor says that there is plenty of work to be done yet, but the shop really looks presentable, the equipment being well and advantageously arranged.

Junior Mellott, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Mellott of town, entered Gettysburg College as a freshman on Monday.

A new funeral home was opened in Mc- Connellsburg this week for inspection by the public by Bernard M. Gress. Open house will be held for the next four days. Gress, who graduated from a Philadelphia embalming college two years ago, converted his private home on North Second Street into a funeral home.

A fine new exhibit made its appearance at the Fulton County Fair within an hour after the official opening of the fair on Wednesday. A Hereford cow, owned by Harry Knepper of Knobsville, gave birth to a heifer calf at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and the calf is now one of the main attractions in the cattle barn.

On Tuesday of this week, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission cut its police force in half, despite the fact that the fatality rate on the high speed highway is “growing alarmingly.” The reduction in the police force was ordered by the turnpike bondholders, it was learned, while the facts pertaining to the fatality rate were disclosed by other sources on the eve of the turnpike’s first birthday.

Miss Anne Buckley retired as postmistress at Fort Littleton on October 1 after 26 years of service. Miss Buckley’s father, S.L. Buckley, was appointed postmaster in 1869 and served for 46 years. Thus, the Buckleys have served the people of Fort Littleton for nearly three-quarters of a century.

Richard Grissinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Grissinger of town, left Monday to resume his studies at Gettysburg College.

Future Farmers of Fulton County won a number of prizes at the Hagerstown Fair last week – Homer Black, three first with potato exhibits; Harold Hershey, first in rye; Ronald Berkstresser, first in oats; Jack Barkman, second in popcorn; Clarence Bard, first in Irish cobbler potatoes; Edwin Wright, first in barley; Frank Palmer, Grant Smith and Eward Palmer, all winning in butternuts, wheat, Katahdin potatoes and walnuts; Harold Reed, two places in small grains.

Miss Barbara Martin is in Chambersburg attending the funeral of a longtime friend, Miss Mary B. Forbes.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Zwiebel of the Harris Hotel have been in Harrisburg since last Tuesday due to the death of his father.

Ralph and Harper Keebaugh of Hustontown, who are employed by the Railroad Construction Co. of Greensboro, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Keebaugh.

Harry L. Ott of the O&T Store was taken to the Union Memorial Hospital last Thursday for observation.

Mr. and Mrs. Furman Guyger of Kimberton spent their first wedding anniversary on Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Lodge of McConnellsburg.

F. McN. Johnston has returned home after attending the reunion of his class of 1880 at the University of Chicago. Mr. Johnston was one of three surviving members present.

Mrs. Denton Gallagher of Burnt Cabins is a patient in Huntingdon Hospital.

Gerald Fix, who is employed at York, spent the weekend with his home folks at Fairview.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Woodal and family have moved into the house at Knobsville owned by Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Wible of Murrysville.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Houck of New Grenada announce the birth of a son on September 25.

Marian Nesbitt, daughter of M. and Mrs. Thurman Nesbitt of Ayr Township, entered Gettysburg College on Monday as a freshman.

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