2012-03-08 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 29, 1962


An open house will be held at The First National

Bank on April 5 to mark the completing of the remodelling of the bank building, which started in July 1961, the first major change in the bank’s structure since 1922.

Tri-State Cable TV Inc., celebrated its 10th anniversary on March 19. It began operation in Hancock with 43 subscribers. It recently expanded service to McConnellsburg and to Berkeley Springs and now has 1,126 subscribers

Mrs. J.C. Kirk, former “News” correspondent for Wells Tannery, celebrated her 90th birthday on March 20.

An open house was held at the Child Health Clinic on March 15 to commemorate the official opening of the clinic in its new quarters in the Wesley Mellott property on Lincoln Way East.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Mellott, Crystal Spring, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on April 8.

Marriage licenses were issued from the local courthouse last week to the following couples: George F. Mellott and Jean Weaver, both of McConnellsburg; Jerome Harness and Martha Cline, both of McConnellsburg, and Wilkinson Wright Jr. and Connie Winter, both of Wells Tannery.

Dr. James Shultz, local optometrist, purchased the Richard Ott home on South First Street last week.

Congressman J. Irving Whalley reports he visited the U.S. Naval installation at Guantanamo Bay on March 15 and 16 as part of a committee checking out reports of increased Cuban troop movements.

News of servicemen who recently completed basic training at Fort Knox, Ky.: Terry Appleby, Hustontown, transferred to Fort Gordon, Ga.; Harry Grove to Fort Carson, Colo.; Robert Appleby, Hustontown, to New Mexico; and Harold Carmack, Hustontown, who will return to Fort Knox.

Carl Strait of Hustontown has been accepted as a member of the Pi Tau Delta International Chiropractic of Scholastic Honor Society. He is enrolled in the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

Francis Eward Myers of Needmore was discharged from active duty in the armed forces on March 1 at Fort Hamilton, N.Y. He enlisted in the Army on December 30, 1958. During a tour of duty in Germany, he married Monika Bachtell of Bonames, Germany, on June 9, 1961. The couple is now living in Hagerstown.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Grover Strait, McConnellsburg, on March 20; twin boys to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Keefer, McConnellsburg, on March 21; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Fox, Warfordsburg, on March 22; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Keefer, Mc- Connellsburg, on March 22; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Sipes, Needmore, on March 23; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carmack, Hustontown, on March 23; a son to Mr. and Mrs. David Welsh, Needmore, on March 24; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Houck, McConnellsburg, on March 24; a son to Mr. and Mrs. David Shore, Shade Gap, on March 25.

Death: Vernon A. Schooley, McConnellsburg.

An advertiser in this issue offers to pay 12 cents each for Indian-head pennies.

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