2012-01-26 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 15, 1962

’62 The cost of the new waterline installed in the borough and completed last year was $43,636.64, according to figures released by Borough Council last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Ramsey of Wells Tannery and two of their children, Joseph Jr. and Betty Jo, were seriously injured on Saturday night when the car in which they were travelling home from the movies skidded on the icy road and overturned on Route 76 north of Hustontown. All were admitted to the Medical Center. Another daughter, Bonnie, was treated and released.

Anne S. Foster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Foster, and a student at McConnellsburg High School, has received a certificate of merit from the National Merit Scholarship Corp, a distinction won by fewer than 10,000 students in the nation. Merit scholars for 1962 will be chosen from this group.

The following young men recently received their discharges from the armed forces: Max William Miller, Harrisonville, after three years in the Army Engineering Corps, with one year in Korea; Jack Arden Lake, Chambersburg, after three years in the Army Signal Corps, and Gary Tritle, McConnellsburg, having served four years in the Marine Corps.

Army Pvt. Clever B. Horton, Burnt Cabins, is serving with the U.S. Army at Fort Chaffee, Ark.

The Pennsylvania Council of Churches has named Rev. David R. Hoover as chairman of missions.

State Sen. Stanley G. Stroup, R-Bedford, will seek re-election from the 36th District, comprising Bedford, Somerset and Fulton counties.

Royce Zimmerman, Warfordsburg, has been named district delegate of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Artificial Breeding Cooperative. There were 423 members in Fulton County who used the service last year, according to Wallace Mellott, Mc- Connellsburg, branch office manager.

The following Fulton county youths were scheduled to leave for induction into the armed forces on Tuesday: Dennis Lee Orth, Paul Alvin Sponsler, Samuel Thomas Martz and Allan Lorraine Sipes, all of Harrisonville; and Roger Craig Mellott, Hustontown.

Gary Lee Martz, Hustontown, was one of 16 Eagle Scouts honored at a testimonial dinner in Waynesboro on Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Mellott left last week for Miami, Fla. Mr. Mellott, executive vice president of The Fulton County National Bank, whose health has been impaired, was ordered to take a month’s rest by his physician.

Mrs. Harold Shore underwent surgery at Waynesboro Hospital on Monday.

The financial statement for the county for 1961 shows total revenues of $159,632.40.

A legal notice advertises the consolidation of the Presbyterian Church of Mc- Connellsburg and the Cove United Presbyterian Congregation Inc. of McConnellsburg. The name of the consolidated corpo- ration will be known as the McConnellsburg United Presbyterian Church Inc.

Effective January the Peoples National Bank, Hancock, announces it will be paying 3-1/2 percent interest on savings accounts.

The Warfordsburg correspondent writes that seven inches of snow fell over the weekend, and it was six below zero on Sunday morning.

Ronnie Smith, Needmore, is not at home in Smitty’s Barber Shop, having gone last week to Fort Knox, Ky., for six months training with the National Guard.

Ray Swadley, serving in the U.S. Navy, sailed on February 7 on the USS Stickell for a seven-month tour of duty in the Mediterranean.

Gail Sheffield and James Seville of near Knobsville were married February 7.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mr. Melvin Rohm, McConnellsburg, on February 5; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Bowman, Warfordsburg, on February 7; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Keebaugh, Andover, February 8; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Lake, Harrisonville, on February 9; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hendershot, Warfordsburg, on February 9; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Appleby, Hustontown, on February 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Troy Crouse, Big Cove Tannery.

Deaths: Mrs. Arinda C. Garlock, Lewistown; George W. Paylor, McConnellsburg; Mrs. Pearl Coup, McKeesport, formerly of Buck Valley; Mrs. Blanche Patterson, Mc- Connellsburg; David Keefer, McConnellsburg.

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