2011-11-10 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files of November 27, 1941


Deaths: Kenneth

R. Briggs of Orbisonia, who died in a hospital in Youngstown, Ohio, from burns he received when the truck he was driving struck a pole and caught fire near Girard, Ohio; Mrs. Bertha Butler of Saxton; Joseph F. Purnell of Todd Township; Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth Kelso of Hustontown; Robert Webber McKibbin of Wayesboro; Theodore Calvin Appleby of Shippensburg.

Tillie Sloan celebrated her 16th birthday on November 18.

Glenn S. Dodson, 36, of New Grenada, was fatally injured in a fall of rock at the Miller mine at Joller on Monday afternoon. He died instantly from internal injuries.

Charles Ray of Ray’s Bakery of McConnellsburg received several broken ribs last Thursday night when a large truck collided with his car in Lewistown. Mr. Ray and a party of bear hunters were returning from a hunting trip to Potter County when the accident occurred.

November 30 will be the last Sunday the Rev. Henry Hopkins will preach at the Harrisonville charge. The new pastor will be Rev. Everett Woodcock.

Miss Rachelle M. Lequear, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. H.R. Lequear of McConnellsburg, who suffered a bruised spine in an automobile accident on November 16, was operated on by specialists in North Carolina on November 23. The spinal cord was found bruised but not severed, and there are hopes for at least a partial recovery from her complete paralysis below the waist.

Borough Council has voted to contribute $75 toward the Christmas decorations in McConnellsburg this year. The decorations will be under the supervision of the local Lions Club.

Hayes Richards of Ayr Township and Clyde Deshong of Saluvia each killed a bear in Sullivan County last week. The 213- pound bruin killed by Richards was on display in front of Parker Crouse’s store on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. J. McCauley Lynch will observe their 25th wedding anniversary on November 29.

Reba, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wible of town, was rushed to Everett Hospital last Sunday where she underwent an operation for appendicitis.

Robert Raker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Raker of town, bagged a 19-pound gobbler last Tuesday.

William Nesbitt left on Sunday for Pittsburgh to visit his brother, Albert, who is a patient in the University of Pittsburgh Hospital.

Robert A. Hamil left on Sunday for Detroit, Mich., where he has secured employment.

Miss Esther Mellott, a second lieutenant in the Army Nurses Corps, is now stationed at Fort Eustis, Va.

Mr. And Mrs. Pres Cowan held a kitchen shower at their home at Burnt Cabins on Saturday in honor of the newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Trible of Altoona.

Hunters of the nation are being asked to save their used rifle shells this season for conversion into defense materials. At least 20,000,000 shells could be reclaimed this way, about one million in Pennsylvania.

Roast pork, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, baked beans, applesauce, pickles, homemade bread, pie and coffee will be on the menu for the supper to be served by the Clear Ridge Society on December 3. The price: 15 cents for children and 30 cents for adults.

Mrs. Ralph Mellott, Needmore, is very sick at this time.

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