2012-03-22 / From Days Gone By

70 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 9, 1942


Deaths: Geneva Geraldine Wagner of near Breezewood; Fred Rice of Philadelphia; Wesley Ray Mumma of Burnt Cabins; Ralph Glenn Martz of near Hustontown; Franklin Bishop of near Saluvia; Sarah Garland Hull of Whips Cove; Mrs. James T. Connelly of Mc- Connellsburg; Harvey Bruce Ramsey of Mount Union.

Charles Howard Kendall and Gladys M. Bivens were married last Saturday morning.

New parking meter regulations went into effect in Mc- Connellsburg on Tuesday. The new hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays.

At its regular meeting on Monday evening, Borough Council appointed M.W. McCormick as borough policeman to replace Blair Paylor, who is a patient in Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.

Shown in this issue is a picture of Glen R. Bitner, local druggist and hotel owner, who will enter the armed forces on April 12. He will be commissioned a second lieutenant in the Medical Administration Corps and will be temporarily stationed at Camp Lee, Va.

Wayne E. Knepper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard B. Knepper of Johnstown, native of Fulton County, has been advanced to the rank of corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is now an instructor in aerology at Parris Island, S.C.

Six young Fulton County men will leave for induction into the armed services on April 18. They are Kermit Delmar Mellott of Needmore; Rankin Eugene Mellott of Needmore; J. Albert Cavender of Amaranth; Bennett Reed Truax of Harrisonville; Wayne Aaron Layton of Amaranth; and Walter A. Bair of Warfordsburg. Homer Coy Mellott of Needmore will leave on April 10 for camp work of national importance at Kane, Pa.

In accordance with a recent proclamation of President Roosevelt, all children over nine months of age in Fulton County will be immunized against diphtheria, free of charge, at the local health center.

Walter Cromwell and family moved from the Mills place at Laidig to Mechanicsburg on Monday.

Mrs. Freeda Price of Laidig is employed at Everett Hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wible of Knobsville celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on April 4.

Ross Barkman and son, Robert, of Hustontown are employed at Shakleyville.

Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Mort of Fairview are all smiles over the recent arrival of a little son on April 4. He has been named Larry Ray.

The Thompson correspondent says: “Uncle Sam is taking all our farm boys to the Army. Guess there won’t be much farming done this year unless the women get out and help to do it.”

Frank Kirchner of Fort Littleton is recuperating from an operation for appendicitis.

Paul Gregory of Detroit, Mich. and Helen Gordon of Needmore were married April 1 in Napoleon, Ohio.

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