2012-02-23 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 15, 1962


Three candidates have filed their petitions for nomination as representative in State Legislature for Fulton County. They are Democrats Bernard Gress and incumbent Marl H. Garlock and Harry Elvey, Republican. Boyd R. Mellott and Stanley M. Strait will oppose each other for the Democratic County chairmanship.

Marine Lance Cpl. Pleasant L. Deshong, Needmore, was presented a Good Conduct Medal on February 14 while serving at Camp Lejeune, N.C. The award represents an unblemished record for three years.

Births announced: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Glazier of Lebanon on March 11 and a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sieden of Miami, Fla., on March 12.

A marriage license was applied for at the local courthouse by John C. Seiders and Mary Ann Mellott, both of McConnellsburg.

Kenneth Crotsley of Saltillo has announced his candidacy for the office of governor of Lions Club International’s new District 14L. The district includes 48 Lions Clubs in five counties, including Fulton.

Robert “Mack” Black suffered a serious fracture of the right ankle on Thursday while practicing high jumping at the local high school.

The McConnellsburg Fire Co. is planning to organize an ambulance club for all residents in the county.

W.L. Hendershot of Buck Valley celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday.

Assistant District Forester John Bitzer and family have moved into the Hamil Apartments.

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Fisher of Burnt Cabins are the proud parents of twins born on Saturday, February 24, at Chambersburg Hospital. The boy has been named Seth Scott and the girl, Julie Rose.

A notice in this issue reads “All lockers at the Mc- Connellsburg Ice and Cold Storage must be vacated by April 1 as all lockers will be removed from the premises on that date.”

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Kerlin, Knobsville, on February 24; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gettle, Newville, on February 28; a son to Rev. and Mrs. Carl Williams, McConnellsburg, on February 28; a son to Mr. and Mrs. William McMullen, Mount Union, on March 1; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Hixon, Crystal Spring, on March 1; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George Curfman, Three Springs, on March 2; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Downes Jr., Fort Littleton, on March 4.

Engagements announced: Judith Kay Earley, Wells Tannery, to Clyde H. Bookheimer, McConnellsburg; Carolyn Joan Hann, Fort Littleton, to Thurman E. Nesbitt Jr., McConnellsburg; Norman Jean Harris, McConnellsburg, to Ronald F. Smith, Baltimore.

Mrs. Paul Ott received word on Tuesday of the death of her mother, Mrs. Robert Munro, at her home in Hollywood, Fla.

Deaths: Mary Sloan Reisner, Hagerstown, formerly of McConnellsburg; James L. Laidig of Johnstown, born at Laidig; Charles D. Duffey, McConnellsburg; Bessie E. Sprowl, Wells Tannery; Herman R. Foster, Three Springs, born in Wells Valley.

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