2011-12-01 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 20, 1951


A sketch of a man’s face with no features appears in this issue under this caption: “Will Your Face Fit This Picture?”

Miss Zoie Mason of Akron, Ohio, is spending Christmas at the Mason home here, her first Christmas here in 25 years.

Mrs. Frank Ott of town suffered a broken left wrist on Tuesday when she fell in front of her home.

The worst snowstorm in many years hit here early this week, causing the postponement of court on Tuesday.

Billy Shaffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Shaffer of McConnellsburg, received an injured left leg in a coasting accident on Sunday when his sled hit a utility pole.

Brooks F. Smith of Warfordsburg has been named cashier of the Hancock Bank.

Thousands of men, women and children are expected to attend the biggest Christmas party ever staged by the local firemen. It is scheduled for Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Schenck of Wells Tannery will celebrate their golden anniversary on December 24.

Fire destroyed the Broad Top Bulletin printing plant at Saxton on Saturday, with a loss estimated at $25,000.

Charles Poole is spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Poole of Fort Littleton.

Mr. and Mrs. James Clippinger entertained 30 of their friends at a housewarming party at their new home on Ridge Avenue, Hustontown, last Tuesday evening.

Born: a son, David Paul, to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Strait on December 2.

Mr. and Mrs. Benny Lane have moved to the Wayne Keebaugh farm near Hustontown.

Deaths: Mrs. Gerte May Fisher of Six Mile Run; Mrs. James Cutchall of Three Springs; Albert David Foor of Everett; George Edward Golden of near Warfordsburg; Nathan Charles “Jim” Bender of Chambersburg.

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