2011-10-13 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of October 30, 1941


Green Hill’s undefeated soccer team will play Broad Top in the second game of a three-game series to decide the championship of the Bedford- Fulton League.

Deaths: Mrs. John Rider of Wells Tannery; John L. Lehamn, prominent attorney of Romney, W.Va.

A kitchen shower was given last Tuesday evening by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Mellott at their home near Cito in honor of their son, Denver, and his recent bride.

A year has rolled by since the first men of Fulton County registered under the Selective Service Act, and since then, 57 have found their way into the Army via the draft route. The local draft board supplied 97 selectees, of whom 40 were rejected at the induction centers. The local board has a total of 1,216 whites and 14 Negroes registered to date. Of this number, 242 have been physical examined and classified. Deferments were granted after medical examination to 69. Of the total of 11 volunteers during the year, five have been inducted.

The following have been named as officers of the newly formed WCTU in Mc- Connellsburg: Mrs. Glenn Wildoner, president; Mrs. Alvin Dalbey, vice president; Miss Rhoda Kendall, treasurer; and Miss Nellie Hays, secretary.

Paul I. Gift of Needmore was one of the state officers of the Keystone Chapter, Future Farmers of America, who made the trip to Kansas City to attend the national convention. A 1941 graduate of Warfordsburg, Paul is now a freshman at Penn State at the School of Veterinary Medicine. In 1941, he received a scholarship of $175 from the State Farm Bureau Cooperative for his working hybrid corn tests, in which he competed with other young men in a statewide contest.

Miss Mary Jane Truax, who is employed in Harrisburg, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Truax.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Paylor have moved from McConnellsburg to Needmore.

Ellis Divel of Harrisonville enrolled in the CCC last Tuesday and will be located at Allen’s Valley.

Lt. D.L. Hohman, who had been stationed at Camp Lee, Va., has been transferred to the Air Corps Basic Flying School in Greenville, Miss.

Mrs. Edith Truax of Sipes Mill has undergone another operation at Chambersburg Hospital.

Death: the little child of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Mellott.

Mrs. Cora Palmer and Mrs. Nettie Swisher of Needmore have gone to Florida to spend the winter.

Born: a son on October 23 to Mr. and Mrs. William Clugston of Needmore.

Death: Bert Knepper of Mt. Union.

Mrs. Alice Kerlin of McConnellsburg fell down the cellar steps last week, being greatly shocked and receiving some bruises.

Charley Deshong is getting lumber ready to build himself a house on the tract of land he purchased from the Luther H. Grove estate.

Max Akers of Crystal Spring has enrolled as a student at State College.

Josephine Jackson of Crystal Spring found an injured wild heron in her chicken yard last Friday. Since it can’t fly because of its injury, it can now be seen swimming and diving in the creek near her home.

Wendell Henry of Fort Littleton is now employed at Steelton.

Mrs. William Forney of Wells Tannery left on Sunday to join her husband in Puerto Rico where he is employed.

Mrs. Bert Brant of Harrisonville fell recently and hurt her leg so badly she can’t use it.

Ivan Peterson and family moved on Monday from Burnt Cabins to Carlisle where he has found employment as a meat cutter.

Clyde Hendershot, a student at Shippensburg, was taken ill last week and was brought to his home in Buck Valley.

Hayes Ward of Buck Valley is now working at Lyons, N.Y.

Miss Martha Alloway of New Grenada has secured employment at Penn Hall in Chambersburg.

The heirs of George W. Foreman have sold the Foremen farm in Wells Valley to Miss Helen Edwards of Pittsburgh.

Death: Elbin Johnson of Rock Hill.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Cam Mellott of Cito are suffering from scarlet fever.

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