2012-02-02 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The files Of February 19, 1942


Deaths: Jonas Mellott of Cumberland; Ernest Harold Berkstresser of

Knobsville; John Smith Crawford of Union Township; Emory Watson Clark of Bedford County.

At the meeting of the local Woman’s Club on Friday, under the leadership of the president, Mrs. Wilmer Hays, the principal speaker was Prof. Horace Giffith, who gave a splendid interpretation of the book, “He Knew Lincoln,” by Ida May Trubell. A new member welcomed into the club at this meeting was Mrs. Lewis Largent.

Nine young men from Fulton County enlisted in the U.S. Army at the Hagerstown recruiting office recently. They entered for the duration of the war, plus six months. They are Frank Edward Hendershot, Leroy McClain Strait, Harvey Henry Doyle, Harold Marchal Walker, Harper Baine Keebaugh, Herman Eugene Keebaugh, Horace Ralph Mellott, James Walter Anderson and Walter Harvey Kendall.

Parking meter receipts in McConnellsburg for the past three weeks were $68.58, according to Police Chief Blair M. Taylor.

James Sebastian McCormick and Anna Mildred Knauff were married January 31.

James R. Warrick and Jean Morton were wed January 28.

Charles Naugle and Reba Mellott were wed February 11.

A total of 595 men between the ages of 20 and 45 who had not previously come under the provisions of the Selective Service Act registered at various points in Fulton County on Monday.

Recent births: a son, Peter Nace, to Mr. and Mrs. Forrest T. Moyer of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on February 8; son, Kenneth Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth P. Paylor on February 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Dayton Harr of Ayr Township on February 5; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Barnhart of Knobsville on February 1.

The local draft board has received notice that persons with sufficient teeth, natural or artificial, to subsist on regular Army food will now be accepted to service. Those who have defective eyesight which can be corrected to 20-40 will also be accepted. All registrants in classes 1-B and 4-F by reason of teeth or eyesight will now be reclassified.

Local firemen extinguished a fire at the home of Scott Alexander on Lincoln Way East on Thursday without serious damage. The fire started from an overheated chimney.

James Bennett and Lena Frances Zimmerman were married on February 11.

Clyde A. Weller and Ruth B. Peck were wed February 4.

The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Parker Crouse of McConnellsburg is suffering from pneumonia.

Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Grissinger and Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Hohman returned Monday from a trip through the Southern states.

Anna Shoemaker returned to Scarsdale, N.Y., on Sunday after spending three weeks with relatives and friends in Fulton County.

Death: Adam Bauer of Pittsburgh, well known here because he always spent his vacation at the Mellott Hotel.

Mrs. Fred Price of Waterfall attended the funeral of her aunt in Pittsburgh on Monday.

Daniel Bishop and E.C .Hann each sold several hogs at the Chambersburg auction last week. Prices ranged from 12 to 13 cents per pound.

Mrs. Lloyd Carbaugh of Cito was so unfortunate as to run a fork into her foot this past week.

Those who helped Mr. and Mrs. Ross Mellott of Needmore butcher on Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Palmer, Jake Hann and daughter Thelma, Riley Deshong, Emil Mellott and Mrs. Oscar Mellott.

Paul Shotts of Fairview is now stationed at Aberdeen, S.D.

Wilbur Woodall has retuned home from the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore with the assurances of his doctors that he has had a most successful operation. He suffered a spinal injury in 1938 and, since then, had been hospitalized six different times for various operations and treatments, including three major surgical operations.

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