2011-10-27 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 15, 1961


Ruth E. Lynch and Robert L. Hann of Big Cove Tannery, the drivers of two cars involved in a head-on collision on Tuesday morning, on Township Rt. 338 in Ayr Township, were both hospitalized following the accident, Lynch with jaw fractures requiring surgery at Washington County Hospital and Hann with a possible neck fracture and lacerated lip, at the Medical Center.

At the official recount of election results on Friday, the election board, Earl Sipes, Delmar Mellott and Brinton Wright, were faced with an unprecedented situation, the sealed envelope from Todd Township did not contain the election return sheets. The sealed box will be opened this Friday in the presence of the Todd Township Election Board to obtain the return sheet.

Gerald A. Biggs, McConnellsburg farmer and president of the Pennsylvania Farmers Association, was principal speaker at the annul meeting held in York, Pa., on November 13.

The McConnellsburg soccer team remains undefeated following a 3-2 win at Williamsport on Sunday.

Harold N. Rotz, Fulton County School Board member, and Leonard Bernhard, committee member of the State School Directors’ Association, were present at a meeting of the Association in Harrisburg on October 26-28 and cast their votes for the repeal of the new state law which requires that the state’s 2,185 school districts merge into fewer and larger districts by July 1965.

R.B. Regi killed an 11-pound turkey on Thursday while hunting just north of Mc- Connellsburg.

As a result of the recent election, voters in Mercersburg and Greencastle voted for a referendum to allow movie houses to open on Sundays.

The trucking industry in Fulton County pays more than $2,340,000 annually in wages to 468 employees, according to estimates by the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association, with 587 trucks being registered in the county.

Sgt. Jerre K. Mellott with the U.S. Air Force in Norfolk, England, has been awarded the USAFE educational achievement award in recognition of 28 points accrued through participation in the Air Force’s educational program.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. George Mellott (the former Hazel Yonker), who were recently married and now living in Washington, D.C.

Richards’ Construction Co. is laying a hard road in Dublin Township on the Forbes Trail between the Robert Cromer and the Fred Funk farms.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Largent of Newport, Va., on October 13.

The Amaranth correspondent writes “we are badly in need of rain; some of our folks are hauling water for stock.”

Pfc. Blair M. Kuhn of McConnellsburg is now serving in Kaiserslanternin, Germany.

The county commissioners will meet with Judge W.C. Sheely to discuss child welfare in Fulton County with view to initiating such a state-approved program in the county, thus making the county eligible for state and federal funds. The county, which was cited recently as the only one in the state without a child welfare program, currently takes care of child welfare through a local tax known as the County Institutional District Tax without benefit of an agreement with the Department of Welfare.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Willam Pittman, McConnellsburg, on November 7; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Snyder, Burnt Cabins, on November 7; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Foreman, Waterfall, on November 7; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Swope, Orbisonia, on November 7; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Herman Carbaugh, McConnellsburg, on November 8; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith of Mc- Connellsburg on November 11.

Deaths: Mrs. Earl Metzler, Harrisonville; Stella (Gray) Hendershot of Buck Valley.

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