2012-01-19 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 5, 1942


In cooperation with the Victory

Garden Program in Fulton County, Joseph Shelly, teacher of vocational agriculture in McConnellsburg, will conduct a class for both male and female adult gardeners of the area.

Deaths: George Robert Ramsey of Maddensville; Mrs. Minerva Cunningham of Enid.

While butchering for Ervin Raker last Thursday, Robert Johnston received a badly crushed finger in a meat grinder. He received treatment at Chambersburg Hospital.

The following draftees, having passed their physical exam, will leave from the Fulton House on February 13 for induction into the armed forces: Carl William Crouse of Big Cove Tannery; George Elmer Lynch of Big Cove Tannery; Harry Rodgers Landers of Hancock; Baltzer Anderson Deshong of Needmore; Oscar Bennett Oakman of Amaranth; Sheldon Deneen of Warfordsburg; Carl W. Smith of Amaranth; Herman Eugene Keebaugh of Hustontown; David Scott Nace of McConnellsburg; Clifford Manifred Mellott of Needmore; John Albert Remsburg of Warfordsburg; Malcolm Howard Norris of Warfordsburg; Harry Barnhart of McConnellsburg; Howard McClellan Deshong of McConnellsburg; and Joseph James Ramsey of Wells Tannery.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Shuler, who were recently married, were guests of honor on Sunday at a dinner at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis F. Laregent.

Mrs. Parker Crouse and Mrs. Perry Fore, both registered nurses, have volunteered to act as instructors for a class in home nursing, under the sponsorship of the Red Cross. The classes will be held for one two-hour period each week for 12 weeks.

John Comerer of Mc- Connellsburg quietly celebrated his 92nd birthday on January 30. The occasion was marked with a family dinner at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ott, with whom he makes his home.

At a regular meeting of the Borough Council on Monday night, Blair Paylor of McConnellsburg was appointed borough policemen for 30 days. Paylor will take over duties of Lynn Bard.

Kenneth M. Spangler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn R. Spangler of Harrisburg, graduated on January 2 from the U.S. Air Corps Flying School at Barksdale Field, Shreveport, La., with the rank of lieutenant. Upon graduation from advance training in the bombing squadron, he was assigned as an instructor at Elington Field, Houston, Texas, where he is now located.

Mrs. Stanley Snyder is visiting with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Ditzell, who are the proud parents of a new son, born last week at Chambersburg Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Knepper of Knobsville announce the birth of a daughter last Wednesday night.

Dan Trout Jr., who is serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force at Brantford, Canada, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Trout.

Dennis Seburn of Hancock, who for years has been the capable butcher for his neighbors, set an enviable record this past season, having butchered 62 head of hogs, which dressed 14,300 pounds and produced 68 cans of lard.

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