2011-12-29 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 17, 1952


Fulton County’s own “Poster Boy” for the current March of Dimes campaign is pictured on the front page of this issue. He is Noah Linn (Linny) Hendershot, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Noah H. Hendershot of Warfordsburg, who contracted polio in September 1947. His case developed into a severe form and that winter, as a patient in a Pittsburgh Hospital, developed double pneumonia. For many weeks, he was in grave danger of not recovering, and today he walks with the aid of braces and crutches.

James J. Davis, state commander, will visit the local VFW Post on Friday morning.

George E. Gray of Warfordsburg is the proud owner of twin sister calves, born by artificial breeding on January 9.

A water heater exploded Wednesday morning at the home of Wilson Truax of Lincoln Way East. There was little damage, but he suffered a broken arm in extinguishing the blaze.

From August 1 to December 31, 2,731 visitors from all over the United States and Canada visited Foster Ambrose’s wild game farm.

Dalton M. Crawford and Edna O. Clark were married on January 13.

Four Fulton County men will undergo re-examinations in Pittsburgh on January 30 for possible induction into the armed forces. They are Charles Edward Divelbliss of Warfordsburg; Charles Russell Divelbliss of Hancock; Lloyd Ivan Divelbliss of Warfordsburg; and Boyd A. Gearhart of Big Cove Tannery.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Schenck of Wells Valley celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on December 24.

Births: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Hamil of McConnellsburg on January 9; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Batdorff of Needmore on January 14; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Elwood J. Mellott of Mc- Connellsburg on January 14.

The First National Bank has elected these directors: A.W. Grissinger, Ernest C. Harris, Harry M. Johnston, Merrill W. Nace, George S. Grissinger, Lewis Harris and Dr. E.H. MacKinlay.

Named directors at The Fulton County National Bank were Walter R. Sloan, John M. Spangler, Wilson L. Nace, Robert G. Alexander, Levi P. Morton, H.P. Barton and Elwood J. Mellott.

A learner’s permit in Pennsylvania now costs $4, instead of $2, according to a law signed by Gov. John S. Fine on January 8.

Death: George Monroe Brown of Rockhill Furnace.

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