2012-02-09 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of February 26, 1942


Deaths: Miss Mary E. Knauff of Mc-

Connellsburg; Harry Hutton of Warfordsburg; Abraham Lincoln Weis of Windber.

The Juniata College Choir, which has just completed its 10th annual tour of the Middle Atlantic States, will present a concert in the local Methodist Church on March 8. The choir is directed by Prof. Charles L. Rowland.

The farmers’ evening class, conducted by Joseph Shelly, local agriculture teacher, came to a close last Monday evening. A discussion on dairy diseases concluded the 10-week course in dairy husbandry.

H.B. Mellott, local contractor, announced this week that his payroll to Fulton Countians during the year 1941 amounted to $45,075.07. This amount included work on road contracts in Indiana and Butler counties, together with the Morton and Charlton quarries in Fulton County.

The first wartime draft lottery in 24 years will take place on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. The lottery will determine the order in which registrants are called for service. The men involved are those between 20 and 44 years of age who registered last week. The new registrants will probably not be called before May, the quotas in the meantime still being made up of men who registered in 1940 and 1941, before the nation was at war. The drawing will be held in Washington and the same historic fishbowl used in the draft lottery of World War I will be used.

The local OES Club celebrated the birthday of three members at the home of Mr. Levi Morton. The beautiful birthday cake was decorated with the names Myrtle, Ruth and Lena.

Here’s another good supper at Green Hill on Saturday: ham loaf with sauce, scalloped potatoes, home-baked beans, coleslaw, home-baked rolls, pie and coffee. Price: 35 and 15 cents.

For the month of March, Fulton County has been allotted eight passenger car tires, seven tubes, 28 truck tires and 12 retreads.

Mr. and Mrs. George B. Elvey have received word that their son, Pvt. George C. Elvey, has passed all the qualifications and has been appointed an air cadet in the U.S. Air Corps. He is now taking his primary training at Maxwell Field in Alabama.

Dr. and Mrs. Oswald A. Holzer, former missionaries in China, are visiting in the home of Rev. and Mrs. Horace R. Lequear. Mrs. Holzer is the former Miss Ruth Alice Liquear. Japanese-United States tension forced the Holzers to leave Peking, and now Dr. Holzer is about to enter the United States Army.

The Fulton County Defense Savings Committee has announced that employees of the State Highway Department in Fulton County joined 100 percent in the governor’s recent appeal for state employees to buy either bonds or stamps.

Raymond Bishop Jr. has been promoted to the position of sales manager for the Keystone Roofing Manufacturing Co. in York. He has been assistant sales manager since October.

Rev. J.M. Pheasant, pastor of the local Methodist Church, underwent an emergency operation for appendicitis at the Everett Hospital on Monday. Mrs. John W. Mentzer underwent a similar emergency operation at Chambersburg Hospital the same day.

Robert Keefer, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Keefer of Webster Mills, was admitted to Chambersburg Hospital on Monday evening for treatment of a severe laceration of the right foot, which he received when he accidentally struck his foot with an axe.

On account of the war rationing emergency, the Warfordsburg range has voted to meet only on the first Tuesday of each month.

Paul Cuff of McConnellsburg left on Monday for induction into the Army at Fort Meade, Md. Cuff is the first black draftee to be inducted from Fulton County.

John Mosser, who is suffering form pneumonia, was admitted to Chambersburg Hospital last Thursday where his condition is reported as serious.

Mrs. Elizabeth Shives has been confined to her home with a carbuncle on her arm.

Cpl. James Christian has returned to Bolling Field.

G.C. Schultz and Effa S. Trumpower were wed Sunday.

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