2012-02-23 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 12, 1942


Deaths: Thomas Mills of McConnellsburg;

Charles Grover Shafer of Waterfall; Mrs. Annie Viola Howard of Clearfield, Pa.; Samuel Ford of Wells Tannery; Elva J. Brown of Orbisonia.

Several acres of peas were contracted in Fulton County during the past week for the proposed pea vinery to be established by the Greencastle Packing Co. The exact acreage already signed up in the county is unknown at this time, but it is known that 23 acres have been contracted in the Hustontown area alone.

Rationing certificates for tires and tubes were issued to the following persons during the past week: Floyd Hess of Warfordsburg; Guy Helman of Fort Littleton; Luella Waite of Hustontown; John E. Manning of Needmore; C. Stull Baldwin of Burnt Cabins; Calvin Ray Melius of Hustontown; J.B. Wilkins of Crystal Spring; Ross Garland of Amaranth; Dr. E.H. MacKinlay of McConnellsburg; D.A. Washabaugh of McConnellsburg; Duffey Mellott of Needmore; Joseph M. Mellott of Cito; and Charles Souders of Needmore.

The MHS basketball team, under the direction of C. Owen Fries, won the Fulton County championship on Tuesday night in the playoff game with Green Hill. The playoff game was played at Warfordsburg and the final score was 20-12.

Fulton County citizens have contributed a total of 350 books in the Victory Book Campaign, it was announced this week by Miss Mary Logan Nace, acting chairman of the local committee. The books, to be used by men in service, have been sent to the Naval Warehouse in Harrisburg.

A.J. Rotz of Lincoln Way East met with a painful accident on Saturday when a nail he as attempting to drive flew up and lodged in his eye. He removed the nail himself and later was taken to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment.

Kenneth Black, formerly of McConnellsburg but now living in Oklahoma City, has been called as reserve officer for Army service at Camp Roberts, Calif. His wife and two children will remain in Oklahoma City.

Emmert Daniel Gearhart and Beatrice Virginia Knable were married March 7.

Mr. and Mrs. William Hopkins of McConnellsburg have announced the engagement of their third daughter, Miss Miriam of Shippensburg, to Pfc. Jesse Cree Stitt of Aberdeen.

Heavy winds all day Monday caused heavy damage all over Fulton County, especially in McConnellsburg. Tar paper, shingles and roofing litter the streets, the roof was blown off the Mason farm, a 20-foot sign was blown off the front of Hershey’s 5 & 10 Cents Store, etc.

On Monday, Charlotte’s Beauty Shop will move from the C.B. Stevens building to the second floor of the Charles Reeder home.

Robert Carl Golden and Ida Marie Webster were married March 4.

Bernard M. Gress, local undertaker, entertained a group of friends at a buffet luncheon and dance at the Bitner Hotel last Friday night.

Rev. J.M. Pheasant is recuperating at his home here after undergoing an emergency operation for appendicitis at Everett Hospital.

Robert G. Alexander left Sunday afternoon for Scranton to serve as a juror in federal court.

Harry Hamil II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Hamil, met with a painful accident last week when he cut his face while sledding.

Mrs. Harvey Crouse was admitted to Chambersburg Hospital on Tuesday.

Emory McQuait of Clear Ridge, who recently was injured in a fall and was confined to his home, is able to be around again. Emory has been blind since October 1930 when he was injured in an explosion which filled his eyeballs with little slate stones. He was taken from the scene of the explosion to the Huntingdon Hospital where his eyeballs were removed.

Mr. and Mrs. Seth Gordon of near Bellefonte have moved to the Charles Edwards property at Center.

Kenneth Miller and family have moved from the Meade Black tenant house at Center to Greencastle where he has found employment.

Death: infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Clippinger.

Larkin Bolinger of Wells Tannery, who is employed in Baltimore, took his wife and four children back with him where they will reside for the present time.

Harold Baumgardner of Wells Tannery was called to Altoona last week for exam for the U.S. Army.

On Monday evening, the dwelling house owned and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Levi Johnson of Wells Tannery was totally destroyed by fire.

John Henry is now serving with the Navy at Norfolk, Va.

Glen Ramsey is now a private at Fort Belvoir, Va.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse W. Mellott of Harrisonville are the proud parents of a little daughter born on March 6. She has been named Olive Bertha.

Ernest H. Gaster of New Grenada is now employed in Johnstown.

Audrey, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Shafer of New Grenada, celebrated her 10th birthday on March 6.

Mrs. Edith Truax of Needmore is in Chambersburg Hospital and her daughter, Janet, is in Everett Hospital.

C.B. Stinson of Burnt Cabins left on Monday for Hagerstown where he has secured employment.

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