2011-09-29 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 9, 1941


In the FFA log-chopping contest at the Fulton

County Fair last week, Leonard Keebaugh of Hustontown won first place and James Shanholtz of Warfordsburg second. In the log-sawing contest, Fred and Frank Martz of McConnellsburg won first place by sawing through an 11-inch red oak log in 19 seconds, with Ronald Bergstresser and Gerald Hann of Hustontown coming in second and Milton Deneen and Grant Smith of Warfordsburg taking third place. The best school record for a FFA chapter was set by Hustontown with 34 of the 35 boys enrolled in the chapter each exhibiting at least three articles.

Death: Miss Sophia Hohman of McConnellsburg.

George V. Zimmerman of Bedford has been named superintendent of special education for Bedford and Fulton counties. He will divide his time between the two counties, according to the number of teachers in each.

Born: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George Shotts of Fairview.

Eleven young men from Fulton County will leave October 14 for induction into the Army at Fort Meade, Md. They are: Paul Newton Morton of McConnellsburg; Jesse Willard Leavelle of Three Springs; Warren Sylvester Peters of McConnellsburg; David Wallace Shives of Webster Mills; George Ronald Nelson of Clear Ridge; Elmer Wiles Schooley of Harrisonville; Robert Arthur Weaver of Needmore; Lee Russell Shanholtz of Amaranth; Anthony Fred Lowery of Harrisonville; Donald Alvin Helman of McConnellsburg and Charles Kenneth Deshong of Harrisonville. The local draft board announced that five registrants will be sent to Altoona on October 20 for their final physical exams, but did not identify them.

H.L. Cromwell’s house at Saluvia is nearly completed.

Jean Hixson of Crystal Spring had three fingers badly cut in a silo filler recently.

Born: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hixon of Crystal Spring.

Death: John L. Lehamn of Romney, W.Va.

Roy Sigel of Buck Valley is working at the Glen Martin plant in Baltimore. He expects to move there in the near future.

Pvt. Harvey Laidig of Fairview, who had been stationed at Fort Belvoir, Va., has been transferred to Iceland.

Born: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Maurie Polk.

Death: Catharine Hendershot of Buck Valley.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Hann of Saluvia announce the birth of a son Monday evening at Chambersburg Maternity Home.

Mrs. George Morton of near town, who was seriously injured some time ago when attacked by a cross ram, is now able to walk with the help of a cane.

Word has been received here that William Grissinger suffered a stroke and is seriously ill at the home of his son in Harrisburg.

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