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70 Years Ago

From The Files Of January 29, 1942


Deaths: Mrs. Florence J. Miller of

St. Thomas; Nicholas C. Mearkle of Clearville, Bedford County; Mrs. Kenneth Souders of Needmore.

Under the sponsorship of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, the Mutual Broadcasting System will give one minute of its time at 6 o’clock each evening when “America’s Prayer Minute” will be observed. The prayers will be broadcast at least for the duration of the present emergency.

Daylight Saving Time will begin here, as well as elsewhere in the nation, at 2 a.m. on February 9. Adopted by Congress for the duration of the war, DST was primarily adopted in an effort to save electricity.

Four FFA boys of Fulton County were presented with the Keystone Farmer Degree at the Farm Show in Harrisburg last week. They were Boyd Mellott, Lloyd Mc- Cray and Frank Palmer, all of the Warfordsburg chapter, and Carl Johnston of Mc- Connellsburg.

Lt. Esther Mellott of the Army Nursing Corps was maid of honor last week at the wedding of Lt. Jeanne Jones and Lt. Shesser of Fort Eustis, Va. Miss Mellott is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Mellott of Cito.

Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Nace entertained officials of The First National Bank at a dinner last Sunday in honor of the bank president, Hon. Jno. Sipes.

Robert Hamil, Harry Clevenger and Vaughn Lynch are employed at the Ferro Manufacturing Co. in Detroit, making shell cans for the Navy.

Pfc. Orville Bard, son of Mr. and Mrs. N.J. Bard, of McConnellsburg, returned Sunday evening to Camp Croft, Spartansburg, S.C., after spending a 15-day furlough here.

Police Chief Lynn Bard reports that the meter receipts from December 27 to January 2 amounted to $82.48.

Mr. and Mrs. Riley C. Peck have announced the engagement of their daughter, Ruth Virginia, to Clyde Weller of Hancock.

Mrs. Margaret Bender remains seriously ill in Waynesboro Hospital.

The house and lot formerly belonging to the late Margaret Gress and sold on Saturday by her son, George Ott of Windber, was purchased by Mrs. Matthew Lewis of Mc- Connellsburg, for $1,100.

Merrille Seville of Cito is a patient in Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Reeder are the proud parents of a baby girl, born at Chambersburg Hospital on January 24.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Helsel of Wells Tannery received a letter on Monday from their son, George, from whom they had not heard since early December. He was then at a base in New York, expecting to sail overseas. His letter was dated December 24 and said that he was looking forward to a Christmas dinner – in Iceland. George enlisted prior to the draft, and until the war, was stationed at Fort Bragg.

Mrs. Ida Hawkins of Hustontown returned home Monday from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Born: a daughter last week to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Berkstresser of Hustontown.

James Edwards of Center is now employed near Pittsburgh.

Miss Estalene Madden of Center has accepted a position in Washington, D.C.

The State Selective Service Board has ruled that draftees classified at 1-A will not be deferred if they married after the declaration of war.

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