2011-11-10 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of November 29, 1951


H. Lyle Duffey of

McConnellsburg is currently conducting a gasoline survey in this area for the statistical firm of Alderson and Sessions of Philadelphia. The survey is being conducted within a ten mile radius of McConnellsburg.

At their regular meeting on Monday, members of the local American Legion Post voted to sponsor a drum and bugle corps of McConnellsburg, providing instruments, uniforms, and instructors – if enough interest is shown.

William H. Leighty and A. Lavonne Cline were married on November 17.

The Fulton Manufacturing Co., which had been closed since June, will reopen is McConnellsburg plant today. During the time it was closed, extensive remodelling was done and the company is now in a position to expand and hire more help.

A Greyhound bus was damaged to the extent of $300 near Harrisonville on Monday. During the high winds, a utility pole was broken loose and crashed onto the top of the bus just as it reached that spot. There were no injuries.

Death: Frank Croft of Chambersburg.

Elmer R. Peck, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Peck, and Harold L. Lininger, son of Ralph Lininger, all of Mc- Connellsburg, joined the U.S. Air Force last week. They are now at Sampson Air Force Base in New York.

The Rev. Ernest R. Brindle of Biglerville has been secured as supply pastor of the McConnellsburg- Fort Loudon charge of the Evangelical and Reformed Church.

Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Carmack of Mc- Connellsburg on November 23; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Willis Chilcote of Hustontown on November 26.

Fulfilling a request that he see all his children again, the 17 children of Howard Kerlin, 68-year-old retired farmer of Hustontown, gathered at his bedside in Chambersburg Hospital on Tuesday afternoon. Five of his children came here from California. This was their first reunion in 15 years.

Jack D. Leabhart and Frances Bennett were wed November 16.

Fred Wilds of Mc- Connellsburg has accepted a position on the faculty of the Stevens Trade School in Lancaster as an instructor in the electrical department.

Ralph Brunschweig and Ellen Lee Welsh were married on October 22.

Harry L. Souders, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Souders of Hustontown, has enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Chester Brant of Fairview is having a well drilled. They have drilled 100 feet but still not enough water.

Death: Miss Lura R. Winters.

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