2012-03-29 / From Days Gone By

60 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 17, 1952


Births: a daughter, Melissa Jane, to Mr. and Mrs.

Robert Lodge of McConnellsburg on Friday; a son to Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kelso of McConnellsburg on April 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard K. Bishop of Big Cove Tannery on April 12; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Oran L.Ulsh of Hustontown on April 14.

Miss Jean Esterly, a law student at Dickinson, spent the weekend with Mrs. Ruth Cooper.

Miss Lenora Raffensberger, commercial teacher in the local school, spent the weekend with her parents in Lewistown.

Miss Patsy Souders and Miss Martha Barmont, student nurses at the Harrisburg General Hospital, spent the weekend at their homes here.

Thomas Shade Jr., son of Thomas Shade Sr. of Clear Ridge, has been moved to a hospital in Japan after being seriously wounded in Korea. Word received by the Shade family from a buddy of their son indicates that Tom was shot in the back of the head and in the shoulder while on guard duty.

Three accidents occurred in the borough on Sunday. Ronald N. Harris of McConnellsburg collided with a Virginia car. Sherilie Carbaugh of McConnellsburg skidded into the parked car of Merle Stenger. Donald A. Hamil of Mc- Connellsburg was hit by the car of a sailor from Norfolk.

The junior class of the Warfordsburg High School will present “Now You’re Talking” on April 24-25. Taking part will be Patty Simpson, Doris Peck, Estalene Mellott, Evelyn Manning, Bobby Kirk, Yvonne Price, Kenneth Sigel, Nancy Shaw, Naomi Powell, Kenneth Crabill and Glenn Palmer.

Born: a son, Michel Roy, to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hollenshead of Cheswick, Pa.

Death: Mrs. Nettie Rogers of Nebraska.

“The Music Makers” of Lewistown will play for dancing on Saturday night to mark the opening of the newly remodelled club rooms of the local VFW. There will also be a floor show.

Mrs. Edith Malcolm of Sloan, Iowa, was one of 75,000 people evacuated last week due to the raging Missouri and Big Sioux rivers. Mrs. Malcolm is a sister of Miss Ella Kendall and Mrs. Scott Runyan of McConnellsburg. The flood water reached 14 feet and, as far as Mrs. Malcolm knows, all her possessions are under water.

D.L. Knepper, proprietor of the Waterfall Flour and Feed Mill, recently purchased a Duffinfeed unit, mounted on a Chevrolet truck.

Sylvester H. Mickle, former associate judge of Bedford County, died suddenly at his home at New Paris last week.

Vaughn Madden, 38, of Three Springs, was found dead last Tuesday night sitting in a truck at the coal-stripping operations of Parsons Brothers in Clinton County. An autopsy revealed that he died of a coronary thrombosis.

Johnny Wible of Fort Littleton was absent from school last week due to an attack of measles.

Deaths: Mrs. Elizabeth McPherson, wife of Judge Donald McPherson of Gettysburg; Andrew David Swope of Sipes Mill.

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