60 Years ago
Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Black of Waterfall on January
4; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mellott of Webster Mills on January 8; twin sons to Mr. and Mrs. William J. Evans of Wilmington, Del., on January 7; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Grissinger of Painesville, Ohio, on December 30.
Earl Truax of Crystal Spring has been named a director of the Everett Cash Mutual Insurance Company.
The United Telephone Company reported this week that it now has 60,000 phones in use in Pennsylvania.
John Gordon, a local Future Farmer member, has won the Pennsylvania Crop Improvement Association’s award for corn production in1951.
Prothonotary Marlin C. Shimer administerd the oath of office to these county officials on Monday: Don Chesnut, sheriff; Guy Oakman, treasurer; John Mentzer, district attorney; Frank Thomas, John Culler and William L. Hendershot, commissioners; Bruce Mellott, Charles Earley and Pauline Richards, auditors; and Dr. E.H. MacKinlay, coroner.
Mrs. Susan Steach of McConnellsburg quietly observed her 85th birthday on January 6.
Mr. and Mrs. John Robison Rhodes of McConnellsburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Jane Matilda Rhodes, to Melvin Reed Souders, son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Brady Souders of McConnellsburg.
Announcement has also been made of the engagement of Sylvia Nellie Nier to Robert J. Troxell.
The new Chevrolet passenger cars and trucks will go on display on January 19.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Trogler of Chambersburg became grandparents twice within four hours on January 3. Daughters were born to their daughters, Maybell (Mrs. Ray H. Brandt) at 7:45 a.m. and Twila Fay (Mrs. Charles A. Hassler) at 11:45 a.m.
Deaths: Mrs. Eva M. Grove of Beaver, wife of Rev. Wilson V. Grove; Dick D. Deshong of Greencastle; Thomas Albert Marshall of McConnellsburg; and Robert C. Dixon of Norristown.