50 Years Ago
The local hospital was one of the first to receive funds from the new state Federal Medical Aid to the Aged Program adopted by the 1961 legislature, which became effective on January 1, 1962. A check for $826.14, representing the cost of medical care for needy aged persons for the month of January, was presented to Woodrow Strait, administrator of the Fulton County Medical Center, by the state secretary of public welfare last week in Harrisburg.
Mrs. Bruce Harris is a patient in the Medical Center with severe injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Friday. Her car turned over and was demolished.
The old Hamil building on Lincoln Way East, which for many years housed the Hamil poolroom, store and secondfloor apartment, was recently sold to Mrs. Joy Merrill, who currently operates the White Swan Restaurant on Lincoln Way West. Other properties changing hands included the old Sloan house on Lincoln Way East to Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Lester, Scrub Ridge Mountain Inn from C.A. Linthurst to Alvin Peck Jr., Harry’s Market from Harry Reeder to Ray Koontz of Ray’s IGA Market, Harry Clevenger’s 400- acre farm in Ayr Township to Grover Mellott and the Harry Brantner home on South Second Street to H. Richard Ott.
Vaughn N. Snyder of Hustontown and Gary Eugene Barnhart, McConnellsburg, left for Pittsburgh for induction into the armed forces on Wednesday.
A marriage license was granted in Hagerstown last week to Roy R. Naugle of McConnellsburg and Betty D. Gordon of Mercersburg.
The free polio shot clinics scheduled for last week were cancelled because of the heavy snows.
In the court news, a man was sentenced to 2-1/2 to 5 years in the Pittsburgh Correctional Institute for possession of heroin.
As of November 30, 1961, there were 2,142,600 dependents under the age of 18 receiving Social Security benefits. The present law terminates the monthly benefits the month the beneficiaries reach the age of 18.
George Hann of Hustontown suffered a heart attack on Monday and was admitted to the Medical Center.
Lon Shank of Amaranth is serving with the U.S. Army at Mt. Hope, Idaho.
Recently wed: Mae Wilt and Webster A. Mellott and Margaret Golden and Robert Mellott.
Ralph and Maynard Deshong butchered a hog for Oscar Mellott which tipped the scales at 713 pounds.
The marriage of Charlotte Frances Edwards of Waterfall to Thomas W. Infantio on February 17 is announced.
Mrs. J.L. Kirk of Wells Tannery was 90 last Wednesday.
A baby daughter was born on Sunday morning in the Bedford Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bolinger of Wells Tannery.
Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gartland, Hustontown, on March 12; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Mellott, Wells Tannery, on March 14; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thomas Sr., Mercersburg, on March 17; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stumpff, Mc- Connellsburg, on March 7; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mentzer, Needmore, on March 7; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Wagner, Orbisonia, on March 7; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Souders, Harrisonville, on March 8; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Guy Yonker, Hancock, on March 8; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Mumma, McConnellsburg, on March 8; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Cowan Jr., Neelyton, on March 9; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. James Waters, New Jersey, on March 10; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Amos Knepper, Hustontown, on March 11.
Deaths: Howard Walter Kerlin, Shade Gap, formerly of Fort Littleton; F. Pearl Mellott, Sipes Mill; George G. Heinbaugh, Mercersburg, formerly of Fulton County; Curtis A. Kelso, Altoona, formerly of Knobsville; Mrs. F. Earle Taylor, Woodland Hill, Calif., formerly of McConnellsburg.
Cathy Trout of Bethesda, Md., celebrated her 11th birthday with several of her friends at her parents’ farm in Ayr Township on Saturday. Her birthday gift from her father, Daniel F. Trout, was a horse with a black and silver saddle.