2012-03-08 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of March 26, 1942


The Hon. Judge

W. C. Sheely will speak at the Fort Loudon Methodist Church on “The Legality of the Trials of Jesus,” on March 29.

Deaths: Harry Shaw of McConnellsburg; John H. Walker of Cito; A.A. Kirk of Hagerstown.

Mrs. Sadie Melius was given a surprise party to celebrate her 73rd birthday on March 21.

The McConnellsburg chapter of the FFA held its first father and son banquet on March 19. Brief talks were given by William Kendall, secretary; Jack Miller, treasurer; Carl Johnston, vice president; and Charles Gobin. Merrill Nace, president of The First National Bank, and Owen Fries, school principal, were admitted to the chapter as honorary members.

Born: a son, Gene Elmer, on March 17, to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Kerlin, making five generations living at this time; Elida Kerlin, greatgreat grandfather; Walter S. Knable, great-grandfather; Sylvester Knable, grandfather; and Mrs. Elmer Knable Kerlin, mother.

An article stating that sugar rationing will start in the nation on May 15 appears in this issue.

Guy L. Deshong and Vera Gaynell Mellott were married March 7.

Seibert D. Barnett and Hazel R. Stains were married on March 21.

Born: a daughter on March 21 to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hamil of Philadelphia.

The Finley McN. Johnston farm at Webster Mills is advertised for public sale on March 29.

Mrs. Helen Kendall McLeod fell and fractured her hip while visiting her nephew, Robert Johnston, at Kenville, Del.

Glen Bitner and Frank Kirchner underwent emergency appendectomies last week.

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