2012-03-08 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 27, 1952

’52

Sgt. Jack L. Shimer of the U.S. Air Force is spending a furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul

Shimer, while en route to California.

The robins are here!

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Fore returned home on Sunday after a week’s visit with relatives in Florida.

Mrs. George Reisner returned to her home here on Saturday from Harrisburg General Hospital, where she had been a patient for some time.

Bob Akers left Saturday for New York state where he has employment with a surveying group.

Judge W.C. Sheely will give a lecture, “Trial of Jesus Before Pilate,” at Damascus Church on April 9.

Births: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Deshong of McConnellsburg on March 22; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Alloway of McConnellsburg on March 25.

The local Methodist Church will dedicate its new amplifying system during the worship hour on Sunday. The Rev. Dr. W.E. Watkins, superintendent of the Harrisburg district of the Methodist Church, will be the guest speaker. The system consists of three speakers in the bell tower, two speakers in the church, a record player and a microphone.

Death: Gale Remsburg.

During the past week, state police of McConnellsburg have been patrolling Route 126 from Breezewood to the Maryland line due to the appearance of pickets who are protesting Pennsylvania’s truck weight laws. Independent trucks have been conducting periodic “park-down” strikes in protest, hoping to tie up shipments of vital goods and force a change in the weight limits.

Merrill Seville has accepted the position of borough police chief and will begin his duties on April 1. He will replace Chief M.W. McCormick, who has held the post for the past six years. McCormick resigned in compliance with a newly passed ordinance limiting the age of borough policemen to 70 years. Seville had previously served as “two cop” in 1943, 1944 and part of 1945.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spade of near Sipes Mill celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 9.

Mont McCormick of McConnellsburg has been named manager of the Fulton County campaign for Eisenhower for president.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Huston of Hustontown celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on March 9.

Robert Mann of McConnellsburg has been named commander of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Official announcement was made this week of the retirement of Postmaster Ellis Lynch of McConnellsburg on March 31. Mr. Lynch began his postal service on July 1, 1936.

Miss Kay Brant, a student at Chambersburg School of Business, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merrill Brant of Hustontown.

Earle McClain of Center has gone to Beaver Falls where he has employment.

Born: a son to Mr. and Mrs. George Wilson of Dublin Mills.

Associate Judge Orben Hebner of Buck Valley has been on the sick list.

Deaths: Mrs. Millie Lynch of Bethel Township; Mrs. Mary Martha Sharpe.

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