2011-10-20 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From Files Of Nov. 6, 1941


Deaths: Mrs. Sarah

Laverne (Weimer)

Leader of Bedford County; Mrs. James Burket of Everett; Mrs. Mary Jane Lowery of Juniata; Russell Welsh; Jesse Albertus Knepper of Mt. Union.

Members of the Lincoln Highway Association will mass their full strength at Bedford this afternoon and evening for the dedication of the first three miles of the improved Lincoln Highway.

Mrs. S.L. Wink has returned to her home in Needmore after two operations. On October 1 she underwent an operation at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore for the removal of eight cysts from her head. Three weeks ago, she underwent an eye operation at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital.

The menu for the WSCS supper at Hustontown on Friday includes fried fillet of chicken, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, coleslaw, peas, pickles, bread, butter, coffee and gravy. The price, all-you-can-eat at 35 cents for adults and 20 cents for children.

Roy Sipes of town was cutting wood last week at the home of his son-in-law, Harry Mellott, at Sipes Mill. His axe struck the clothesline and cut a deep gash in his leg. Thinking he could still drive, he was about to get in his car when he began to fall. Mrs. Sipes, standing nearby, attempted to arrest his fall with the result that both fell to the ground. They are both in the hospital now, Mrs. Sipes with several broken ribs and Mr. Sipes with a badly cut leg.

Chalmers Souders, a member of the crew of the USS Wright, recently stationed in Honolulu, has arrived home to spend a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. Russell Souders of Cito. Chalmers drove across the United States, so most of his time was spent in traveling. Consequently, he has wired for an extension of his furlough.

Both Democratic candidates for county offices were elected by substantial majorities at Tuesday’s election. Harvey I. Raker, Democratic incumbent for prothonotary, was victorious over his Republican opponent, H.L. Baumgardner, by a wide majority of 1,175 votes. A closer contest was staged by Thomas P. Garland, Democrat, and Orben L. Hebner, Republican, for the office of associate judge. Unofficial returns gave Garland a 240 majority.

The Burnt Cabins Presbyterian Church will hold its 90th anniversary service on Sunday. Rev. Thomas G. Baxter, a former pastor, will be the guest speaker for the occasion.

The Green Hill soccer team defeated Broad Top, 2- 0, last Friday to become the 1941 champions of Fulton and Bedford counties.

J. C. Patterson, W. H. Greathead, Wilson Nace and W.R. Sloan were the judges of the Mercersburg Halloween parade last Wednesday night.

Dr. L.W. Sherwin has been appointed to take charge of the Well Baby Clinic, following the resignation of Dr. E.H. MacKinlay.

Death: Nathan Lininger of Burns, Mont.

David Lynch is now stationed in Mobile, Ala.

Dr. Ralph Akers and family have closed their house on their farm in Crystal Spring and have returned to Miami, Fla.

Denver Runk is driving the butcher truck for Stull Baldwin.

The George Miller house near Fairview burned on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Winters of Thompson Township announce the birth of a daugh- ter, Barbara Allen, on October 24.

Mrs. Harry Hill celebrated her 55th birthday on October 21.

George Hewett, 12, of Big Cove Tannery, fractured his right arm.

Sgt. James E. Foster and Mildred Sponsler were married on November 1.

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