2011-12-08 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of December 27, 1951


Dean Cooper, a teacher of Spanish and English at Scotland orphanage, spent Christmas with his mother, Mrs. Ruth Cooper.

Rev. J. Beale Meloy, pastor of Mc- Connellsburg Methodist Parish in 1930, passed away December 16.

Eddie MacKinlay and George Reisner Jr. of Mercersburg Academy; Bill Morton of Penn State; Bob Akers of Drexel; and Nancy Glazier, a student nurse at Pittsburgh, are spending the holidays at their homes here.

Norman R. Hess has been promoted to sergeant first class at the Munich, Germany, Quartermaster Depot.

Dr. Howard Leroy Dovey, 63, prominent Mercersburg physician, died at Hagerstown Hospital on Saturday where he had been admitted after suffering a heart attack on Thursday.

The nation’s traffic death toll since the advent of the automobile reached the 1 million mark on Saturday with the death of Miss Elma Wischmeier, 52, in Cleveland, Ohio.

“It was just wonderful,” Mrs. Cecilian Kerlin, vivacious mother of 17 sons and daughters, commented Monday as she told of a family Christmas get-together at the Kerlin home near Hustontown on Sunday. Planned as a sequel to the November 27 reunion at Chambersburg Hospital when all 17 sons and daughters gathered at the bedside of their ailing father, Howard Kerlin, the event on Sunday brought together 13 of the children, 11 in-laws, 20 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and an 87-year-old uncle of Mr. Kerlin.

The world’s tallest building, the Empire State of New York City, was sold to a Detroit real estate man on Saturday for $51,500,000.

Deaths: Mrs. Laura May Geyer of Fort Loudon; Mrs. Roy Hummel of McConnellsburg; Jacob Donald Crouse of Big Cove Tannery; Alfred M. Keith of Altoona; Mrs. Jemima E. Klee of Moundsville.

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