2011-12-22 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 11, 1962


William L. McCulloh, 65-year-old garageman and implement dealer of Mercersburg and well known in this area, was killed on Saturday, January 6, in an auto accident on Route 11, five miles west of Carlisle. He died of a fractured skull and broken neck.

An open house will be held at the home of Mrs. Mary Hammann on Sunday in Buck Valley to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 16.

The following Fulton County youths left for Pittsburgh on Tuesday for induction into the armed forces: Boyd Neil Deshong, Warfordsburg; Clarence Terry Appleby, Hustontown; Harold Boyd Carmack, Harrisonville; Terry Benjamin Ramsey, Harrisonville; Chester Dewey Feagley, Big Cove Tannery; Robert Eugene Appleby, Hustontown; and Donald Wade Painter, Amaranth.

The heroic actions of Robert Stanton and Robert A. Crouse, both of McConnellsburg, failed to save the life of Kintzing B. Thomas, 77, Mercersburg, who they rescued from his burning home on Friday morning. The elderly man died of intensive burns on Monday morning. The local men broke down the door of the burning home and found the man overcome by smoke. He was given artificial respiration by Crouse and rushed to Chambersburg Hospital. Stanton is co-owner of the Nu-Way Cleaners, located adjacent to the burning home, and Crouse is employed there.

There were 281 births and 71 deaths in Fulton County in 1961.

At the annual meeting of The Fulton County Bank Tuesday, bank officials reported the most successful year on record since the bank opened in 1887. Earnings on the par value of stock exceed $4 per share.

A Big Cove Tannery youth was charged with larceny on Tuesday in connection with the theft of 5,000 green stamps from the McConnellsburg Esso Service Station.

Announcement is made of the marriage of Katherine Lodge Gyger of Kimberton, Pa., to Ensign John Alvin Spear on December 30.

Marriage licenses were issued from the local courthouse last week to Joseph E. Turner and Beatrice I. Mills, both of Pittsburgh, and Neil D. Foor, Six Mile Run, and Ethel G. Long of Wells Tannery.

Donald Mellott, Harrisonville, will receive the Keystone Farmers’ Degree at ceremonies at the Farm Show this week in Harrisburg.

Air Force Sgt. Glen Keebaugh, who lives with his wife and four children in the Garlock Apartments, will leave for Holland on February 5.

Dr. Robert Clevenger, McConnellsburg, left on Saturday for Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to serve as a medical officer in the U.S. Army with the rank of captain.

Servicemen visiting relatives in Burnt Cabins over the holidays include Private Ernest Kylor and his brother, David, and Private Gleavor Horton.

The Needmore Post Office moved last Friday to the Vee and Dee Diner, formerly Keefer’s Midway Diner. Mrs. Verla Hill is postmistress.

Orville Beatty of Needmore is building a house on the site of the razed large house of the Elder Thomas Palmer family.

Foster Hall, 58, of Enola, Pa., formerly of Shade Gap, died on January 6 as a result of injures sustained in an auto accident on January 2.

Judy Beatty of Amaranth broke her leg while sled riding last week.

The Warfordsburg Circuit of the Methodist Church will sell the parsonage in Hancock and all the furnishings on January 13.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woodal, Needmore, on January 2; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold McQuade, McConnellsburg, on January 3; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Deremer, Breezewood, on January 4; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Snyder, McConnellsburg, on January 6; a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Eisaman, Wells Tannery, on January 6.

Ellsworth Keefer, 35, Fort Littleton, escaped with minor injuries when his pickup truck was rammed from behind by a tractor trailer rig on Route 22 in Mifflin County. The pickup was pushed over an embankment and was demolished.

Calvin Winters of Wells Tannery has been promoted to specialist-four, while serving with the 4th Armored Division as a jeep driver in Germany.

Death: William Miller, 87, of Fort Littleton.

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