2012-03-15 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 3, 1952


This issue marks the end of one era and the beginning of a new in the history of The Fulton County

News. This issue marks the beginning of the printing of all eight pages of the News “at home.” Since its beginning and up to now, “boiler plate” was used on pages 2, 3, 6 and 7 of each issue and these pages were printed in Baltimore and then shipped to McConnellsburg where pages 1, 4, 5 and 8 were printed. It’s going to mean a lot of extra work, but the News staff is confident they can maintain the present prices – $1.50 in Fulton County; $2 elsewhere.

Mrs. Lewis Largent underwent surgery at Waynesboro Hospital on Wednesday morning, and her whole family has been summoned to her bedside.

Mrs. F.K. Stevens left on Sunday to spend two or three weeks with Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stevens in Lewistown.

Jack Hessler has enrolled at the Tri-State College at Angola, Ind.

Mrs. Charles B. Stevens of town was admitted to the Chambersburg Hospital on Sunday. During her absence, her niece, Mrs. Virginia Beidelman, will stay with Mr. Stevens.

Mrs. Adda L. Appleby returned home from Chambersburg Hospital on Monday evening.

George L. Reisner of McConnellsburg, area advisor for vocational agriculture in Fulton, Bedford and Blair counties, announced this week that he has been selected by the United Nations to spend a year as an extension specialist in Ceylon. He is now making preparations to fly to Rome this week and from there he will be assigned to his post.

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Lela June Pittman to William F. Doyle.

The Lincoln Highway between Fort Loudon and Mc- Connellsburg was closed for seven hours on Monday after a tractor-trailer loaded with rocket ammunition overturned.

A new column, “The Christian Life,” starts this week in the News written by Rev. G. Loren Jones, pastor of the Association of Presbyterian Churches of McConnellsburg. Also, another new feature, “Remember,” bits of news from old issues, is launched this week as a regular feature of the News.

The West End Service Station, owned by Russell Glazier, was broken into on March 27, the second robbery there in recent months. Money and a radio were stolen.

Birth: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy P. Williams of Big Cove Tannery on April 1.

Gilbert Kindelan, manager of the local G.C. Murphy Store, has been transferred to Marion, Ind. He will be replaced here by K.S. Fahringer, who comes from Cumberland, Md.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Mellott of South Second Street observed their 50th wedding anniversary on March 26.

The McConnellsburg Boy Scouts will collect wastepaper on Saturday of this week.

The joint school boards of Ayr, Todd and McConnellsburg voted on Monday to place the new 16-room joint school building proposed for the district in the hands of the State Building Authority, which will handle all details of the building program and supply the money, with the cost to be paid in rentals over a 32-year period.

Ten young men from Fulton County report to Pittsburgh today for their physical exams prior to their induction into the armed forces. They were Elmer A. Plessinger of Amaranth; Thurman E. Everts of Hancock; George A. Truax of McConnellsburg; Donald R. Gracey of Waterfall; Harry Bain of Webster Mills; Earl L. McClain of Waterfall; George W. Humbert of Big Cove Tannery; Robert Cunningham of McConnellsburg; Paul Walters Jr. of Crystal Spring; and Charles J. Edwards of Big Cove Tannery. These four will be inducted into service on April 9: Lloyd Ivan Divelbliss of Warfordsburg; Boyd Andrew Gearhart of Big Cove Tannery; Charles Russell Divelbliss of Hancock; and Charles Edward Divelbliss of Warfordsburg.

Cpl. Charles M. Clark of McConnellsburg and Sgt. Bobby L. Strait of McConnellsburg are now serving with the 424th Field Artillery Battalion in Korea.

William Clifford Warsing and Velma May Hess were married on March 29.

Miss Beryl Waltz, a student at the Bethel Township School, broke her ankle in two places.

A kitchen shower was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clair Decker of Fort Littleton last Wednesday evening in honor of Cpl. and Mrs. Foster Park.

Thirty-one friends and neighbors surprised Mr. and Mrs. Leo Foreman at a housewarming at their new home at Hustontown on Saturday evening.

Deaths: Margaret Joan Crawford of Amaranth; Ira Washington Gale Remsburg of Warfordsburg; Mrs. Harriet McCullough of Hancock; Mrs. Mary Elen Harris of Mc- Connellsburg; West Skinner Rosenberry of Fannettsburg; Thomas M. Black of Dudley.

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