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From The Files Of February 12, 1942


Deaths: Albert K. Nesbitt of Ayr Township; Maxwell H. Sheets of McConnellsburg; Moses Frank Starr of Three Springs; Mrs. James McElhaney of Greencastle.

The Victory Book Campaign, now nearing its end in Fulton County, has resulted in 275 books being donated for the men in the armed services. The response was particularly good in the Hustontown area where 140 books were collected.

The Tire Rationing Board for Fulton County, composed of Ralph E. Berkstresser, H.W. Griffith and S.L. Simpson, granted certificates to the following for the purchase of tires and tubes during January: Marshall Sigel of Amaranth; Walter Kline of Harrisonville; Dr. L.W. Sherwin of McConnellsburg; C. Clevenger of McConnellsburg; H.B Mellott of McConnellsburg; Levin Garland of Needmore; Benson C. Akers, D. A. Washabaugh of McConnellsburg; Kenneth G. Richards of McConnellsburg; Dr. E.H. MacKinlay of McConnellsburg; Neil Palmer of Warfordsburg; Clarence Morton and Ross Kling of Burnt Cabins.

Harper F. Diehl of Hancock will move his jewelry store within the next few weeks to the room formerly occupied by Hill’s Beauty Shop.

Memorial services were held recently in Charles City, Iowa, for John Doran Hayes, who was killed at Pearl Harbor. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Hayes, he was a grandson of A.P. Doran of Burnt Cabins.

The Greencastle Packing Co. announced this week that it is definitely making plans to establish a pea-vining station in Fulton County, since 50 percent of the required 80 acres of early and late peas have already been promised by county growers. In addition to the pea-vining station, a receiving station for tomatoes will be set up in Mc- Connellsburg, if the required acreage can be secured.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Hewitt of Cumberland have announced the marriage of their youngest daughter, Jessie Cecilia, to Lt. C. Fletcher Horn of Lanett, Ala.

Recent births: a daughter, Lois Anne, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fleming Jr. of Mc- Connellsburg on February 5; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Ray of McConnellsburg on February 2; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William Harr of Big Cove Tannery on February 5; a son, Joseph Lee, to Mr. and Mrs. Don Headley of McConnellsburg on January 29.

Ernest Berkstresser of Knobsville, who returned home recently, was taken back to a hospital in Philadelphia on Saturday.

Florence Shimer and Helen Reese spent a few days last week at Lee’s Camp near Greencastle.

Capt. D.L. Hohman has returned to his camp at Greenville, Miss., after attending a dental convention in Philadelphia.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buttermore, who are living at the Stone Inn north of town, expect to move to Everett in the near future.

Walter Kendall, who enlisted in the Army recently, was inducted into the service last week at Camp Lee, Va.

Russell Souders received a letter from his son, Chalmers, stating that he had made it to Honolulu safely.

Edward “Ted” Rouzer has purchased what is known as the James Edwards farm from George King.

Charles Shafer of Waterfall is a patient in a Philadelphia hospital suffering from a heart ailment.

Pvt. Woodward Newman of Waterfall is now stationed in Virginia.

Howard Fix of Fort Littleton has been staying with his daughter, Mrs. Ira Mumma of Burnt Cabins, while Mrs. Fix is a patient in the University Hospital in Philadelphia.

Mr. and Mrs. John G.E. Deshong have purchased the Orrin Shaw property near Harrisonville.

Howard Mellott of Harrisonville has just finished building a 20x60-foot chicken house for Albert Mellott of Belfast Township.

Norman Mellott is building a 30x60-foot block building to house his planing mill.

Frank Edward Hendershot of Cito, who enlisted in the Army, was inducted into service on January 27 at Fort Meade, Md., and is now stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C.

Albert D. Tritle of Cito, who enlisted in the U.S. Air Corps, is now stationed at Biloxi, Miss.

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