2011-11-24 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 11, 1941


Deaths: David L. Roettger of Los

Angeles, Calif.; Luther M. Fix of

Cove Gap; Mrs. Chloe Mae (Grissinger) Bratton of Clear Ridge; Charles Walter Cline of Fort Littleton; Mrs. Juanita Huston of Hustontown.

Stanley R. Brown, 30, Clear Ridge, was seriously injured on Thursday morning in a headon collision about one-half mile south of Hustontown. Brown, who was travelling south toward Harrisonville on a motorcycle, made a left-hand turn and collided head-on with a Chevrolet roadster operated by Amos W. Shaw, 26, of Hustontown. Taken to Everett Hospital, Brown is suffering from a fractured pelvis, fractured left leg, possible fracture of the skull, chest injuries and severe lacerations of the chest and body.

Captain Kindig of the Civilian Conservation Corps, commander of Camp 54 at Cowans Gap, was the guest speaker at the local Lions Club meeting on Tuesday evening and showed technicolor slides of life at the camp this past summer.

The party of men at the Narrows Gun Club held a turkey dinner for their friends on Sunday. The total deer kill to date at this camp is three.

Scott Kegarise of Hollidaysburg, well known to many Fulton Countians, bagged a large deer on the second day of the season, in spite of the fact that he is 80 years old.

Walter R. Marshall and Lois M. Mort were wed December 5.

Private Wayne Myers, who had been in charge of the criminal division of the local state police, has been transferred to Lewistown.

The United States declared war on Japan on Monday. Overwhelmingly and with the greatest show of unity in many a day on Capitol Hill, the Senate and House backed up President Roosevelt’s request for a declaration of war with unprecedented speed. The official announced loss of two war ships and 3,000 men dead or wounded in Japan’s raid on Hawaii is fresh in the minds of the legislators. The Senate and House had assembled together to hear the President ask for the declaration. They cheered him enthusiastically and then pushed the resolution through with not a moment’s waste of time. The President said that Sunday, the day of Japan’s sneak attack, “was a date which will live in infamy.”

Utilizing the light from a high-powered flashlight, three doctors transformed the kitchen of a Cito home into an operating room last Friday night. Eugene Souders, age 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Souders of Cito, developed appendicitis on Friday. Having suffered from scarlet fever for some time, it was thought best not to move the boy to a hospital. Dr. E.H. MacKinlay, the attending physician, called in Drs. Seaton and McClay of Chambersburg, and within a half hour the emergency appendectomy was completed. Eugene is getting along as well as can be expected.

Royal Clevenger, who was discharged from Fort Sill, Okla., a few weeks ago, because he was over 28 years of age, was ordered to report back for duty because of the war emergency. He left Sunday evening.

Miss Beulah Johnston returned home on Friday from Philadelphia where she had been under medical care for six weeks.

Mrs. Harvey Clevenger and son Mark are confined to their home with tonsillitis.

Mrs. Elizabeth Shives has been ill the past week, suffering from a carbuncle of the chin.

Glen R. Hauck and Genevieve Shoop were married on November 22.

Perle S. Umbrell and Blanche Barnett were married December 6.

Carl N. Carbaugh and E. Ruth McQuade were married December 4.

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