2011-10-27 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 13, 1941


Elizabeth Barnhart of near Warfordsburg; Harvey Preston

Deshong of Westernport, Md.; Mrs. Bruce Weller of Mercersburg; E.S. Carbaugh of Chadwick, Ill.

About 90 Masons and their guests attended the 17th annual Masonic ladies’ night banquet at the Mellott Hotel on Wednesday evening. Among the outstanding Masons present was past master Emery D. Small of Chambersburg, who was recently honored by having the 33rd Degree bestowed upon him. He was accompanied by his wife, the former Jessie Woodal, who was reared in McConnellsburg.

Mrs. George F. Dishel of Amaranth paid a surprise visit to her brother, C. Layton, of Palmer, Mass., whom she had not seen in 16 years.

The local draft board has announced that these three young men will be sent to Camp Meade, Md., on November 25 for induction into the Army: Wilmer Edwin Black of Waterfall; Donald Floyd McQuade of Mc- Connellsburg; and Melvin Seville of Big Cove Tannery. It was also announced that 28 registrants will be sent to Altoona on December 1 for thir final physical exams.

The county commissioners have purchased two bridges for construction in Fulton County, one from the Chestnut Hill Construction Co. and the other from the Altoona Pipe and Steel Co. The bridges have been inspected by state highway engineers and passed for reconstruction and use in Fulton County (two WPA projects). One of the bridges, 108 feet long, will be used to span Licking Creek in Thompson Township. The other, 123 feet long, will be cut into two sections, one to bridge Wooden Bridge Creek in Taylor Township and the other section will be used by the supervisors of Licking Creek Township at some later date. Frank P. Plessinger, surveyor of Amaranth, is in charge of dismantling and bringing the bridges to Fulton County.

Herman B. Mellott Jr., a freshman at Gettysburg College and son of Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Mellott of McConnellsburg, has been pledged to Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. This year’s freshman class is the largest ever enrolled at Gettysburg.

Miss Mary Pittman left on Wednesday for Pasadena, Calif., to spend the winter with her brother, Rev. Charles Pittman.

Two Fulton County men and a Chambersburg truck driver were sentenced in Dauphin County court this week to jail terms of various lengths after pleading guilty to larceny and receiving stolen goods from the warehouse of a Harrisburg merchant.

Robert Hunter, who recently enlisted in the United States Navy, is now stationed at Great Lakes, Ill.

Albert Nesbitt is a patient in the University of Pittsburgh Hospital, and Mrs. Roy Cutshall is a patient in Waynesboro Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest S. Deshong of Harrisonville announce the birth of a son on Saturday at Chambersburg Maternity Home.

Miss Annie Winegardner of Clear Ridge is employed in Lewistown.

Death: Rev. Scott Stevens of Messo, Mo.

Buhl Black of Center has secured work at Columbia, Pa.

Brinton Knepper of Center has returned to camp at Fort Bliss, Texas.

Hunters report rabbits plentiful, squirrels plentiful in some localites and none in others, and very few turkeys.

Bruce Lake is employed cutting logs for O.B. Rockwell on the Mrs. Maye Lake property.

Mrs. Fred Funk of Fort Littleton underwent an operation at Everett Hospital last Friday.

Herb Zilch of Fort Littleton is working near Washington, D.C.

Born: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shore of Burnt Cabins.

Four persons were injured south of Mc- Connellsburg on November 1 when a car operated by Frank Crouse, 23, of Big Cove Tannery, collided with a tree after passing another car. The injured were Edna Crouse, 14, daughter of George Crouse of Fort Loudon, who was taken to Chambersburg Hospital; Helen Peck, 28, Big Cove Tannery, bruises and shock; Albert Crouse, 17, Big Cove Tannery, severe lacerations of the cheek, chin and scalp, and May McKee, 33, Needmore, severe lacerations of the forehead and left cheek.

Born: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hetterman of Buck Valley.

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