2011-11-24 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 13, 1951


A Plymouth sedan, owned by

Wayne Seville of McConnellsburg, was stolen from in front of his home on Thursday night. It was found abandoned at Belle Vernon, Fayette County.

Mrs. Boyd Fore is spending some time in Tampa, Fla., with her aunt, Mrs. J.E.Gruver, who is seriously ill.

Mrs. Hulda Decker Bain, a nurse at Fulton County Medical Center, has been named a director of the Franklin, Fulton and Adams Nurses Association.

Howard Kerlin, who underwent an operation in Chambersburg Hospital on November 27, returned to his home at Hustontown on December 9.

The new Wurlitzer electronic organ will be dedicated at the local Methodist Church on Sunday evening. Wilfred F. Binder of Chambersburg will be the guest organist. The church organists, Mrs. Emory Diehl and Mrs. Harry Reeder, will also participate and Robert Bender will be the soloist.

Carl Hann has been named president of the Fulton County Association of Township Officials.

Both the McConnellsburg and Hustontown school bands will play at the local firemen’s Christmas party next Friday evening.

The local Lions Club, sponsors of the Boy Scout Troop here, has named Ray Sprenkle scoutmaster, and Wilson Wheeler and Bruce Harris assistants.

Sgt. Gerald Ritchey, who was wounded in Korea, has been released from the hospital and is spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Ritchey of Waterfall. He was wounded on October 19, just seven days before he was scheduled to return to the states on rotation furlough.

Births: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ray B. Souders of Knobsville on December 6; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Hinkle of McConnellsburg on December 9; a son, Jeffrey Munro, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ott of Mc- Connellsburg on December 9; a son, David Paul, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Strait of Hustontown on December 2.

Members of the local American Legion Post voted at their regular meeting on Monday night to form a drum and bugle corps within the organization. It is hoped that the corps will be ready to perform next summer.

The Greyhound buses have changed their stopping point in McConnellsburg from the Fulton House to the Glen Nell Hotel, recently purchased by Edward F. Stevens of Pittsburgh. Meals, cafeteria-style, will be served 24 hours a day at the Glen Nell.

Charles E. McElhaney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harmond McElhaney of Hustontown, has enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and is now stationed at Sampson Air Force Base in New York.

Watson H. Nelson and Esther M. Mellott were married on December 7.

Deaths: George Edward Golden of Warfordsburg; Isaac Bolinger of Three Springs; Mrs. Rosalie Sipes Swartzwelder of Mercersburg, widow of Dr. J.S. Swartzwelder.

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