2012-01-12 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 1, 1962


Elwood J. Mellott, executive vice president of The Fulton County

National Bank of McConnellsburg, announced this week that bank officials have made application to establish two branch offices in Fulton County – one at Needmore and the other at Hustontown.

Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Londontown Manufacturing Co. in Hancock were held last Friday. The factory is located on Pennsylvania Avenue and is expected to be completed and in operation by April 15.

Miss Mary Trout celebrated her 92nd birthday on Sunday at a family dinner at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Sloan.

A county Holstein Cattle Association was organized in Fulton County last Monday at a meeting attended by 30 dairymen. Directors appointed were Kenneth Gordon, Webster Fischer, Dennis Shaffer, Nathan Hixson, Donald Bard, Charles Palmer and Warren Black.

U.S. Representative James E. VanZandt of Altoona has announced his candidacy for governor of Pennsylvania.

Sgt. Marshall J. Mellott Jr. of Mc- Connellsburg has been selected to attend the Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga. Sgt. Mellott is a member of the National Guard, Chambersburg.

At a meeting of the Pennsylvania Publisher’s Association in Harrisburg on January 19, the application for membership from The Fulton County News was unanimously approved.

James Blevins joined the faculty of Mc- Connellsburg High School at the start of the second semester. He is a Penn State University graduate with a B.S. degree in vocational agriculture.

Taylor Township’s 1961 audit shows expenditures and balance of $27,614.80, and Licking Creek Township’s audit shows $26,078.80.

The A&P Store advertises coffee at 3 lbs. for $1.49.

Application was made on January 25 for the incorporation of Fulton Motor Sales, McConnellsburg.

Tommy Henry and Jimmie Runk, who are serving in the armed forces, spent the weekend at their homes in Clear Ridge.

Mrs. A. Joan Rosenberry, a Harrisonville native, has been named assistant extension home economist in York County.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bennett of Philadelphia announce the birth of a daughter on January 23. Mrs. Bennett is the former June Berkstresser of Hustontown.

Mr. and Mrs. F.I. Geist of Warfordsburg, were called to Danville due to the sudden death of Mrs. Geist’s mother, Mrs. Emma Snyder.

The Needmore correspondent writes “Little Betty Jean Bard, who has never walked, is now able to walk across the room by using her crutches – and you should see her happy face.”

Gloria Cromer, Fort Littleton, is attending nursing school at Altoona Hospital.

The engagement of Elaine D. Eichelberger of Wells Tannery to James C. Sheffield of Fort Littleton is announced.

Ethel G. Long of Enid and Neil D. Foor of Six Mile Run were married in the E.U.B. Church at Three Springs January 12.

Pvt. Gerald J. Ramsey is serving with the U.S. Army at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Strait of Bedford on January 28 at the Medical Center.

Deaths: Miss Flora Shives, McConnellsburg; Mrs. Effamy C. Diehl, Amaranth; Karl W. Bergstresser, Elizabethtown; Dr. Samuel Reed Fraker, Los Angeles, Calif., who was born in Fort Littleton on December 31, 1869. (His obituary gives a brief biography of his interesting life.) William Wallace Shearer, Spring Run; Clifford Leabhart, Robertsdale.

Airman Barry F. Chaney of McConnellsburg has been assigned to technical training course for electricians at Chanute AFB, Ill.

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