2011-12-29 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 15, 1942

Deaths: Mrs. Roy Cutshall of near

McConnellsburg; Ira E. Briggs of

Altoona; Mrs. Hannah E. Daniels of Hancock.

The local Woman’s Club has announced that its Red Cross sewing project for the past year has been completed, 1,815 yards of material having been used. The club’s quota for the next six months will be 1,000 garments and 100 seaters.

Three Fulton County FFA boys have been named as winners in the recent annual state project contest. They are Carl Johnston of McConnellsburg, sixth in the swine fattening contest; Lloyd McCray of Warfordsburg, 11th in the baby chick contest; and James Culler of McConnellsburg, 15th in the sheep contest. Culler is one of the official delegates to the Keystone Convention of Future Farmers to be held at the Farm Show in Harrisburg.

Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the Clair Decker home and household furnishings at Andover early Friday morning. Since there are no phones in the Andover area, Decker had to come to McConnellsburg to summon help, and when the members of the local fire company arrived on the scene, the house was almost completely destroyed.

Mrs. Sarah M. Houck quietly observed her 93rd birthday on December 29 at her home in New Grenada. Mrs. Houck, the oldest person in that area, is hale and hearty and is as spry as many younger people. Mrs. George Gladfelter and Mrs. Melvin Curfman of Three Springs baked a large cake, decorated it with candles and delivered it to Mrs. Houck on her birthday.

More than 60 people have registered at the courthouse for volunteer defense work. This includes both men and women, but the women are leading by a wide margin in volunteering their services. Volunteer work will include air raid wardens, auxiliary police, fire watchers, rescue workers, demolition teams, decontamination teams, housing units, etc.

John Mumma, 59, a farmer near Spokane, Wash., was instantly killed on December 29 when his car skidded on the ice and turned over. He was the youngest son of the late James A. and Eliza Mumma of Laidig, Fulton County. Unmarried, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. John W. Snyder of Knobsville, and two brothers, James of Iowa and Nelson in Idaho.

The new automobile tax stickers will go on sale on January 26. The first stickers, which every private automobile and truck all have to carry after February 1, will cost $2.09 and will be good until July 1, when new stickers will be sold at the annual rate of $5 each.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grissinger Jr. announced the birth of a son last Saturday morning.

Death: Joe Morganthall of Waynesboro.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mellott of Needmore have announced the engagement of their daughter, Wildena L., to Sgt. Mearl O. Mellott, who is stationed at the air base at Tallahassee, Fla. Sgt. Mellott is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Mellott of Warfordsburg.

Roland Henry of Clear Ridge is now employed in Pittsburgh.

Miss Helen Houck of New Grenada has quit her job at Penn Hall and is attending business school at Huntingdon.

Mrs. Glen Dodson has moved from the Veryl Horton tenant house at New Grenada to Hopewell.

M.A. Barkman, the oldest resident of Crystal Spring, is seriously ill with a stomach ailment. In addition, he developed pneumonia of the right lung on Sunday.

Mrs. A.M. Sipes of Hustontown is a patient in Everett Hospital.

John Henry of Fort Littleton enlisted in the Navy and left for Baltimore on Tuesday. ’42

Glen Fraker of Fort Littleton is suffering from blood poisoning of the finger.

Lewis A. Shuler and Beulah B. Largent were married on New Year’s Day.

Frank Bard and Ina Garland were married Wednesday.

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