2011-12-29 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 18, 1962


A government-hired firm, Nassaux

Association of Chambersburg, began a survey last week for possible locations of fallout shelters in an eight-county area including Fulton. The survey will cover all buildings in the area except single family dwellings.

The first FFA girls in Fulton County to earn the state Homemaker Degree were presented with their awards in Harrisburg on January 10. They were Barbara Shore, Pat Davis and Dianne Waters of Mc- Connellsburg High School.

Charles Walker, McConnellsburg, has been named a director of the Pennsylvania Crop Improvement Association.

Lloyd Reichenbaugh of Ford City has been appointed superintendent of Cowans Gap State Park.

Victor H. McLaughlin, 32, of Dry Run, husband of former Burnt Cabins resident Ella McGowan McLaughlin, was killed in a car accident on Friday night north of Fannettsburg.

Mrs. Audrey Jean Rosenberry of Harrisonville was awarded a B.S. degree at Indiana State College on January 14.

Clyde Mellott and Bobby Mellott of Needmore enjoyed bear hunting with dogs in West Augusta, Va., last weekend, and the gang they were hunting with got a nice bear. Clyde has enjoyed the sport for the past 18 years.

Mrs. Mary Hamman marked her 100th birthday on Tuesday of this week and greeted a large number of visitors on Sunday at the farm home in Buck Valley, where she has lived for the past 80 years, at an open house to celebrate the event. She received a telegram from Dwight D. Eisenhower, former president of the United States, as well as an engraved card from President John F. Kennedy.

Army Spec. 5 Ronald D. Waters, 23, of Fannettsburg, formerly of Burnt Cabins, is serving with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment which moved to Germany from Fort George G. Meade, Md., during November as an element in the augmentation of U.S. military strength in Europe.

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Richards of Amaranth celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on December 21.

Services were held Sunday in the new Methodist Church at Fort Littleton for the first time even though it is not completely furnished.

Engagements anounced: M. Louise Johnson of Wells Tannery to SP4 Max Houck of Todd; Nancy Souders, Mc- Connellsburg, to Edward Elsavage of Mahono City, Pa.; Mary Catherine Wyant, Hancock, and Neil Covalt, Needmore; Joyce Mellott to Allen Cover, both of McConnellsburg; Iris Lucille Weaver Hancock, to Gerald Lloyd Hendershot, Amaranth; Elaine Dale Eichelberger, Wells Tannery, to James C. Sheffield, Fort Littleton; Lois Eileen Brandt, Mercersburg, to Chalmer Lee Hann, McConnellsburg; Redith Fix, McConnellsburg, to Ronald Snowberger, Altoona.

Russell Manning of Warfordsburg is a patient in Georgetown University Hospital.

Death: infant twin son, Bryan Stanley, of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Stanly, Hancock. Mrs. Stanley is the former Virginia Waugh of Warfordsburg.

Eliza Cook, the oldest resident in Fort Littleton, celebrated her 91st birthday on January 16.

Pvt. Foster B. Mellott, 20, of Needmore is serving with the U.S. Army at Fort Knox, Ky.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Foster, Three Springs, on January 8; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Seiders, McConnellsburg, on January 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hammon, Rockhill Furnace, on January 10; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Foster Park, Fort Littleton, on January 11; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fletcher, Amaranth, on January 12; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Peck, Mc- Connellsburg, on January 13; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Brown, Maddensville, on January 13; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James Trail, Amaranth, on January 14; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Winter, Riddlesburg, on January 14; a son to Mr. and Mrs. James Barnhart, Warfordsburg, on January 14.

Deaths: Mrs. Jessie Alice Wible Hauman, Harrisonville; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Peck, Cohill Station, Va.; Murray H. Romig, Wells Tannery; Ralph J. Grove, Orbisonia; Mrs. Jennie Truax, Needmore; Glenn Crouse, Highland Park, N.J., formerly of Knobsville.

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