2012-03-15 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 5, 1962


A contract for street construction on North Sixth

Street was awarded to E.D. Plummer of Chambersburg on a bid of $20,766.70, considerably more than Borough Council had anticipated.

The Fulton County National Bank announces that the comptroller of the currency has refused permission to allow the bank to establish branch offices in Hustontown, and Needmore, saying that the areas in question were not great enough to permit a profitable operation.

Births: a son, David Carl, on March 18 to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Reed Jr., Mechanicsburg, and a son to Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Washabaugh III, McConnellsburg, on April 2.

The Fulton County Field Day Committee met with farm machinery dealers last Monday and scheduled the 1962 Grassland Field Day to May 23 at the Dr. R.C. McLucas farm.

McConnellsburg firemen were called to extinguish a rash of grass fires last week.

Lewis Harrison Wible, widely-respected attorney of Mc- Connellsburg, died on April 2. He would have been 95 years old on April 19. He was born in a log cabin in Todd Township and was the middle son in a family of nine children. He taught school for 21 years, retiring from that profession when he was admitted to the bar in 1908. His preceptor in the study of law was the late W. Scott Alexander. Most of his professional life was spent in state government in Harrisburg, but he returned to McConnellsburg in 1932 to practice law.

Harry Reeder, who recently sold his business, “Harry’s Market,” to Ray Koontz, has purchased the Lloyd Culler property on North Third Street. The Cullers will be moving to a farm they purchased in the Mercersburg area.

Mrs. Myrtle Alloway fell at her home in Hustontown and fractured her hip on Tuesday.

The Hancock Tri-State Cable TV Co. has the offer “Trade in your roof top antenna for a TV cable connection.”

News of local men in armed forces: Pfc. Lyle M. Mellott, Fort Benning, Ga.; Fred Ernest Auman discharged from the Air Force at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City; Pvt. Davis B. Kylor assigned from Fort Knox, Ky., to duty in Korea; Raymond R. Mellott began recruit training on March16 at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill.; Capt. Billie R. Ramsey with the U.S. Army in Germany.

Many young folks in the Warfordsburg area are out of school due to measles.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kerlin of Knobsville have added another building to their greenhouse business.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. William Locke, Shade Gap, on March 26; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Buterbaugh, Hancock, on March 29; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stevens, Needmore, on March 30; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Mixell, Chambersburg, on March 31; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Johnson, Hancock; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George Thomas, McConnellsburg, on April 1; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Peck, Chambersburg, on April 1.

Deaths: Mrs. Harold Painter Jr., Germantown, born at Webster Mills; Charles E. Tritle, Greencastle, born at Fort Loudon; Webster F. Decker, Keokuk, Iowa, born at Harrisonville; Mrs. Annie C. Swope, Needmore; Reynolds P. Divens, Hagerstown, born at Knobsville; Mrs. Madaline (Hann) Vitti, Arlington, Va., born at Hustontown; Mrs. Vera B. Taylor, Canoa Park, Calif., wife of F. Earl Taylor.

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