2012-04-05 / From Days Gone By

50 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 26, 1962


The Penn Laurel Council has scheduled a meeting at Pine Tree Farm, Harrisonville, for the purpose of developing more Girl Scouting throughout Fulton County. At present there are three Girl Scout troops in the county, all in the Harrisonville area.

A New York man has been charged with possession of cocaine after being stopped on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for speeding.

Several brush fires were reported due to the high winds over the Easter weekend.

Engagements announced: Ruth Gordon to Robert Reeder, both of McConnellsburg; Alexandria Jane-Stewart MacKinlay, McConnellsburg, to Lt. Rodger Paul Bledsoe, Lancaster.

At a candlelight service in the Lutheran Church on Monday the following boys of McConnellsburg Troop 43 received their Scout pins: Mack Black, Jamie Greathead, Charles Gobin III, Austin Broadwater, Tom Jones, Steven Hoover, Richard Peer, William Kies, Tom Duffey, John Akers, James Fry, Warren Palmer, Robin Kendall, Robert Yost and Larry Peck. The Scoutmaster is Merrill Black and assistant George Stenger.

Daylight Saving Time starts on April 29.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Downes and son Mark moved last week into their new home located in the lower section of the Downes Motel at Fort Littleton.

In his column, Congressman J. Irving Whalley says the national debt stands at $298 billion, more than the debt of all the other countries in the world put together. He notes that in an address to Congress, the visiting shah of Iran pledged that Iran would never surrender to communism, regardless of whether or not he received aid from the United States.

The MHS junior-senior prom, “Fantasy of the Seas,” featuring Johnny Knepper’s 11-piece orchestra, will be held on Friday night. A new feature will be the crowning of the first prom queen.

News of men in the service: Army Pvt. Harold W. Parson, Burnt Cabins, has completed a communication course at the Signal Training Center, Fort Gordon, Ga.; Stanley Hann is serving with the U.S. Navy in Pittsburgh. Marlin H. Hollinshead was recently promoted to specialist fourth class at Fort Knox, Ky.; Robert Appleby, after completing basic training at Fort Knox, has reported for duty at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico; George Earl Wible, Hustontown, enlisted in the Regular Army on April 4 at New Cumberland; Army Pvt. Gerald T. Ramsey is stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Army Pfc. David C. Koontz is stationed at Dexheim, Germany. He joined the Army in May 1960.

Pvt. and Mrs. Ronnie Smith, Needmore, were married last Thursday.

The 65-foot cross on top of Sideling Hill, 42 feet wide and lighted by 33 100-watt bulbs, attracted much attention the last four days. It was placed and maintained by the Pleasant Grove young adult class.

Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mellott, Harrisonville, on April 16; a son to Mr. and Mrs. John Truax, Carlisle, on April 10; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Percey, Hancock, on April 20; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Swope, Harrisonville, on April 22.

Ray’s IGA Market has moved from Hustontown to 216 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, the former Harry’s Market, and is now open for business.

Deaths: Walter Black, McConnellsburg; Mrs. Rosa May Mellott, Needmore; George Kelly Manning, Needmore; William M. Watkins, Saltillo; John R. Peterson, Lewistown, formerly of Burnt Cabins.

An ad in this issue, placed by the Medical Society of Franklin County, is headed “Medical Care for The Aged Under Social Security Is Dangerous!” and goes on to list why the medical society is against the King-Anderson Bill, which proposes to furnish medical care for the aged under Society Security. The message ends with “rapid extension for benefits and controls under this proposal will result in government control of medicare care.”

Return to top