2012-03-22 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 10, 1952

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Cpl. Wayne Seylar, who is stationed at Indiantown

Gap, was a dinner guest on Sunday of Mrs. Amy

Mellott and family. Before entering the service, he was a bookkeeper for the Mellott Estate.

Mrs. John Greathead attended naturalization court in Adams County last Friday in a preliminary step to gain her American citizenship. Witnesses for her were her husband and Mrs. Daniel Grissinger. Final citizenship will be granted on June 9.

Mr. and Mrs. James E. Ritz of Warfordsburg celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on March 26.

Pvt. Hubert B. Ficks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Ficks of McConnellsburg, is now on leave after completing ba sic training at the Medical Replacement Training Center at Fort Meade, Md. He has been assigned to the Far East Command.

Births: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Martz of Hustontown on April 2; a son to Mr. and Mrs. A. Reed Shives of Webster Mills on April 7; a son, John Edgar, to Mr. and Mrs. John Wine of Greencastle on April 6.

John M. Spangler has been named as one of five alumni of Pennsylvania State College who will be honored for distinguished achievement later this month. Formerly its president, he is now chairman and consultant of the National Carbon Co. The chosen five will be honored at a special “honors day” program at the college on April 28. They are chosen because their “personal lives, professional achievements and community services best exemplify the objectives of their alma mater.”

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kerlin and Harold Jones of Hustontown were injured on Saturday when their car overturned near Chambersburg as they attempted to pass another car. The Kerlins were treated at Chambersburg Hospital for minor injuries. Jones was admitted to the hospital with a spinal fracture.

Mr. and Mrs. John Hendershot of Cito will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 16.

Attorney and Mrs. Chauncey M. Depuy of Fort Loudon won $8,260 on the “Break the Bank” quiz show last Thursday. The Depuys, who own the Vance Inn in Fort Loudon, were spending a holiday in New York when they appeared on the radio program.

Eugene Worthington, 5, of Burnt Cabins, suffered a broken right leg last Wednesday when he dashed into the path of a car near Fort Littleton.

Ralph H. Mellott of Needmore, Elmer A. Plessinger of Amaranth and James N. Sipes of McConnellsburg have enlisted as seaman recruits in the U.S. Navy.

Three double-decker London buses, with their regular Cockney crews and fresh from their routes around Piccadilly and the Strand, passed through McConnellsburg last Wednesday, en route to Johnstown on the first lap of a coss-country goodwill tour.

Word was received last week by Thomas Shade Sr. of Clear Ridge that his son, Thomas Jr., had been seriously wounded while serving with the armed forces in Korea.

Richard “Dick” Deshong has rented his house at Saluvia to Tom Anderton, formerly of McConnellsburg.

Ellis Hann has purchased a plot of ground from Mrs. Myrtle Hann and plans to build a seven-room house in the near future.

Gary, 3-year-old son of Mrs. Laura Scriever of Warfordsburg, underwent a minor operation at Hagerstown last week.

Born: a son last Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Naugle of Burnt Cabins.

Deaths: John R. Newman of Wells Tannery; Charles Reed Strait of Conemaugh; Samuel L. Traxler of Lewistown; Frank Shives of Mapleton; Joseph Stains of Maddensville; Mrs. Dessie Maude Mills of Burnt Cabins.

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