2011-10-27 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 11, 1971


Lloyd Gamble, 38, Willow Hill, died

Sunday at Washington County

Hospital, Hagerstown, of injuries he received in a two-car accident at 4 p.m. that afternoon, two miles west of Hustontown. The victim was a passenger in his own car, which was being driven by Woodrow W. Keefer, 16, Burnt Cabins. Keefer attempted to make a left turn and collided head on with a westbound 1969 Chevrolet driven by Harry Hawkins, Hustontown.

Audrey Keebaugh, 20-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Keebaugh of Fort Littleton, was severely burned at the home of her grandfather, Harry Keebuagh of Hustontown, on Sunday and remains in critical condition in the intensive care unit of Chambersburg Hospiatl where she was transferred. She suffered first-, second- and thirddegree burns of the hands, arms, legs and abdomen when a bottle of liniment fell onto a cooking stove. The bottle exploded and its contents caught fire.

Two Fulton County students were among the 209 who are candidates for degrees at commencement exercises at Shippensburg State College. They are Roy Herbert Cline Jr. of Harrisonville, who will receive a degree in education, and Melinda Golden of Hancock, who will receive her master’s degree in education.

John J. Seiders, 68, McConnellsburg, remains in satisfactory condition in Chambersburg Hospital after losing his left hand as the result of a farm accident last Thursday morning. Mr. Seiders was operating a corn picker on the Bill Hendershot farm, south of McConnellsburg, when his work glove became caught in the machinery which cut off three fingers before he could extricate his hand. He managed to unhook the tractor from the picker and drove himself to the nearest farmhouse, that of Thurma Nesbitt Jr., where he sought help.

Marriage licenses: Fred Nelson Fleming of Hustontown and Susan Diane Regi of McConnellsburg; David A. Crouse and Vonnie Ann Hoffman, both of Big Cove Tannery; David Bruce Bivens of Big Cove Tannery and Nancy Louise Shaw of Hancock.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Ott will celebrate their 50th anniversary at an open house at their home on East Market Street on November 21.

Both the McConnellsburg and the Hustontown fire companies responded to a call to a double house trailer fire at Burnt Cabins on Sunday but were unable to save either of the structures. The two trailers, attached together to make one dwelling, were owned by Gary Waters, whose home is in Burnt Cabins.

Sgt. Thomas Edward DeShong, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Deshong, will be spending some time at home after finishing a tour of duty in Vietnam. He is married to the former Norma Jean Hann and they have a son, Tommy.

Airman First Class John P. Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lane of Hustontown, has graduated at Keesler AFB, Miss., from the U.S. Air Force technical training course for radar repairman.

Deaths: W. Amos Huston, Huntingdon; Mrs. Evannah E. Gatins, McConnellsburg; Jackson D. Hendershot, Hancock; Clarence W. Watkins, Robertsdale; W.W. Dalbey Sr., Lemoyne.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Runyon of Willow Hill on November 1; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Van Gosen of Berkeley Springs on November 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Houck of Robertsdale on November 5.

News of men in service: Army Sgt. Thomas L. Lane, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin S. Lane of Hustontown, is participating with more than 11,000 troops in Exercise Reforger III in Germany. Airman John C. Duffey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L.Duffey of McConnellsburg, has completed his U.S. Air Force basic training at the Air Training Command’s Lackland AFB, Texas.

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