2011-10-27 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 15, 1951

’51

The following classified ad, signed by Blanche A. Swope of Harrisonville, is printed in this issue: “Can anyone give me the location of the German Bible, last known of in the possession of Theodore Mellott’s widow, Polly Sipes?’

Miss Margaret E. Barnes, a returned missionary from China, spent the weekend in the Merrill W. Nace home.

Mrs. Robert Fix Jr. and Mrs. S.L. Wink spent Monday and Tuesday as delegates from Fulton County to the Republican Convention in Harrisburg.

County Treasurer Harry M. Elvey suffered a painful leg injury while hunting on Monday. A fence rail gave way, causing him to fall with his leg in a twisted position.

Sgt. Gerald Ritchey, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ritchey of Waterfall, was wounded last week while fighting with the U.S. Army in Korea, the Department of Defense has reported, but no details were given.

Some 125 persons filled the United Presbyterian Church on Tuesday evening for Family Mission Night, when a variety of Latin American dishes were served.

George Terry Bard, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.P. Bard of McConnellsburg, has been chosen as a member of Les Copans, an honorary French Society at Mercersburg Academy.

Ten ministers, serving various churches in Fulton County, met in the Asbury Methodist Church on November 5 to form a county ministerium. Rev. G. Loren Jones was named president.

“Just Ducky” is the name of a three-act comedy to be staged by the Hustontown seniors on November 16-17. Taking part will be Wayne Black, Shirley Truax, Betty Eisaman, Miriam Laidig, Walt Lane, Donnie Earley, Audrey Locke, Melvin Thomas, Glenn Knepper, Jay McElhaney, Mary Fields and Faye Fetter. The play is being directed by Faith Gensler.

Death: Mrs. Blanche C. Finiff of Mercersburg.

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