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From The Files Of November 22, 1951 From The Files Of November 20, 1941


Miss Judy Guyer of York came to her home here on Wednesday and on Thursday will go to State College to serve as a bridesmaid on Friday at the wedding of a classmate, Mary Rowland.

Mrs. W.R. Speer of Everett and Mrs. Effie Lamberson of town were called to Saxton last Friday due to the death of their brother, Jerry Cutchall.

Melvin Strait of Camp Atterbury arrived home on Friday for a furlough before leaving for Germany with the 28th Infantry Division.

Penny Sipes, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sipes of Harrisonville, received painful brush burns of the back and legs on Tuesday afternoon when she was thrown out of her father’s car when it was struck by a second automobile.

McConnellsburg firemen will sponsor a Christmas party for the children of Fulton County on December 21. Part of the celebration will be a Christmas parade which will feature Santa Claus and large balloons in the form of animals and story book characters, J. Raymond Deshong is serving as chairman of the event.

Birth: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George Barton of Knobsville on November 14.

Postmasters of Bedford County held a dinner last week in honor of W. Scott Rinedollar, postmaster at Everett for the past 15 years and president of the Pennsylvania Postmasters Association. He retired as postmaster on November 1.

“Among the modern, unsung heroes is the self-made man who is working his son’s way through college.”

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Swope of Wells Tannery spent the weekend with his mother at Garretsville, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Browell Jr. have gone to housekeeping near Hopewell.

Teresa Foster of Fort Littleton entered the hospital at Elizabethtown last Monday for observation and treatment.

Lester Sheffield of Fort Littleton shot a 15-pound wild turkey last week in the Timber Ridge area.

Little Larry Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Brown of Fort Littleton, was operated on at Chambersburg Hospital on Sunday evening.

Mrs. Don Okeson Sr. of Burnt Cabins is improved after being discharged from Waynesboro


Petty Officer Roy Warsing of Norfolk, Va., spent the weekend at his home in New Grenada.

Mrs. Anna Mae Hershey of Fairview accidentally fell in McConnellsburg last Tuesday evening and cracked a bone in her right arm.

Linda Heefner, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Heefner of Hustontown, underwent a tonsillectomy in Huntingdon Hospital last Thursday.

Deaths: Miss Mary Wolfe of Taylor Township; Jeremiah Ellsworth Cutchall of Saxton. ’41

Deaths: George Hadenburg Rutsin

Schenck of near Crystal Spring;

William M. Grissinger of Summerdale; Mrs. Alice R. Gillis of Harrisburg; Donald Russell Thomas of near Mc- Connellsburg.

The Federal Power Commission has announced that McConnellsburg customers of the Fulton Electric, Light, Heat and Power Co. pay a typical monthly bill of $6.85 for 100 kilowatt hours of electricity – the second highest bill paid by residents of 392 Pennsylvania municipalities between 1,000 and 2,500 population. The survey, made in January, shows that Hooversville residents pay the highest bill, $7.20, and the charge of $3.51 made in Manchester is the lowest typical bill in the state.

Pennsylvania’s official Thanksgiving Day has been set by Gov. James’ proclamation for the last Thursday of this month, although part of the nation will sit down to the traditional turkey dinner this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Hayes and Mr. and Mrs. George L. Reisner attended the statewide meeting of the Civil Defense Council in Harrisburg last Friday. Mayor LaGuardia, U.S. director of civilian defense, was the principal speaker.

William A. Keebaugh and Calvin Melius of Hustontown and Clem and Norman Mellott of Harrisonville left on Tuesday morning for Sullivan County where they will hunt bear for three or four days.

First Lt. Daniel Leonard Hohman of Mc- Connellsburg, now on duty with the Air Corps Basic Flying School at Greenville, Miss., has received word from the War Department of his promotion to captain, which became effective November 8.

According to figures released this week by the local office of the Pennsylvania Highways Department, over $200,000 was spent in Fulton County over the past year on new road and surface treatment of existing roads. The largest new construction job is the section between McConnellsburg and Webster Mills, which was completed in October. On this particular job, the work was all done by local men, more than 50 being given employment for eight months.The total expenditures for this new section of highway was $103,798.99.

“Antics of Andrew” is the name of a play to be presented by the Hustontown seniors on Friday and Saturday. Taking part will be Anne Steele, Bob Comerer, Ben Lane, Robert McDaid, Eugene Daniels, Betty Gracey, Laverne Miller, Jean Barnett, Paul Orth, Willie Lane, Lois Earley, Edwin Eisaman, Don Price, Roy Park and Warren Cornelius.

Word by telegram and telephone has come to Rev. and Mrs. H.R. Lequear that their daughter, Rachelle, was seriously injured Monday in an automobile accident in North Carolina. Although not outwardly lacerated, she has a fractured back.

Don Headley, propretor of Don’s Restaurant, former Little’s Restaurant, has had his collection of curios sent here from his former home near Farmer, Ohio. Consisting mostly of Indian relics – arrowheads, drill knives and hammers – many were found by Headley himself while farming in the Maumee River Valley in northwestern Ohio, while others were found in Indiana and Michigan.

Mac Morton, who was taken seriously ill in a hotel in Butler six weeks ago and was removed to the Butler Hospital for a serious abdominal operation, was able to be removed to his home in Hagerstown this week.

Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Peck have moved from Thompson Township to Needmore.

Raymond Davis of Philadelphia and Mary Mellott of Atlantic City, who were married a few weeks ago in Baltimore, spent two weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Mellott.

Death: Mrs. Ella Metzler of Germantown.

James Woodal is a patient in Lewistown Hospital, suffering from gangrene of the foot.

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