2012-01-19 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files of February 7, 1952


George Stenger returned home from the Presbyterian Hospital in

Pittsburgh last Saturday following his third skin graft operation for burns suffered two years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brantner and daughter Claudia are spending a month’s vacation in Florida.

Mrs. Robert Mann of town underwent an appendectomy at the Waynesboro Hospital last Friday.

Births: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Clement J. Luhn at the Naval Hospital at Bethesda, Md., on January 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mellott of McConnellsburg on January 26; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Mellott of McConnellsburg on January 26.

Herbert Decker Jr., 15, of Brush Creek Township, was accidentally shot through the lower jaw by his father on Sunday night when a 30-30 caliber rife discharged as he was getting into a car. The boy is now a patient in Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he will undergo plastic surgery and skin grafting.

Five married men from Fulton County left for Pittsburgh on Tuesday for induction into the armed forces. They were Cecil F. Fraker of Fort Littleton; John T. Van Horn of Chambersburg; Warren C. Kerlin of Knobsville; Paul R. Mellott of Needmore; and Donald P. Divens of Knobsville.

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Miss Judy Guyer to William R. King.

Dr. Alex W. Barber, a recent graduate of the Columbia College of Chiropractic in Baltimore, has opened an office in the old American Legion rooms on Lincoln Way East.

Lawrence Taylor, 47, of McConnellsburg, received a brain concussion, multiple lacerations and abrasions of the hands, face, mouth and knees last week when a Jeep upset at Letterkenny Ordinance Depot, throwing him to the ground.

Pfc. Frank Bender of the Pennsylvania State Police has been transferred from McConnellsburg to Chambersburg.

Robert E. Eader, who started his railroad career 50 years ago with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Hancock, has retired as supervisor of maintenance-of-way for that railroad.

Deaths: Reed Lehman Scriever of Buck Valley; Mrs. Alice Lydia Suders of Chambersburg; Asie A. Spencer of Warfordsburg; Alvey F. Cutshall of Three Springs.

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