2012-04-12 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of April 27, 1972

’72 Boy Scouts from all over Fulton County will be out in force this coming Saturday, in uniform and working together toward another successful “Keep America Beautiful Day.”

Daylight Saving Time will start at 2 a.m. on Sunday.

The compulsory vaccination against smallpox law has been repealed, and it is no longer necessary for children to be vaccinated before entering a public school.

The highly-advertised Republican battle for the 9th District congressional nomination was the highlight of Tuesday’s election, but fewer than 50 percent of the county’s voters turned out at the polls. Of a total of 4,702 voters in the county, approximately 2,100 exercised their right to vote.

Bob Snyder, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Snyder of McConnellsburg, and a senior at Central Fulton High, was recognized by sports writers of the Harrisburg Sunday Patriot as an up-and-coming track star after he ran the two-mile race at Shippensburg’s invitational meet on Saturday in 9 minutes and 59 seconds. It isn’t too often that a local athlete receives mention in the city papers.

Susan McQuade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Mc- Quade of McConnellsburg is pictured in this issue with the 23-inch brown trout she caught on Sunday evening in Cove Creek where it runs through the Dave Seiders property. The prize fish weighed 4 pounds.

Sen. Hubert Humphrey, presidential hopeful, spoke to a capacity crowd at Ford Hall, Mercersburg Academy, on Saturday night.

Joe Holland of Baltimore, brother-in-law of Mrs. Robert Riggs of McConnellsburg, informs the News that he ran in the Boston Marathon last Monday and finished the 26-mile, 385-yard course in 3 hours an 30 minutes, bettering his last year’s time by 10 minutes.

Deaths: Walter H. Johnston, Roanoke, Va.; Ira L. Madden, Hustontown; Mrs. Kathryn E. Bradley, Greencastle; Glenn J. Bishop, Hancock; Mrs. Stella P. Hess, York County; Clinton E. Bloyer Sr., Hancock; John J. “Jerry” Mason, Waynesboro.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Ray W. Smith of Hancock on April 15; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Martz Jr. of McConnellsburg on April 17; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin L. McKee of Hancock on April 18; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Walker of Rockhill Furnace on April 20.

Cherry Grove Church of God, Three Springs, was the setting of a double-ring ceremony on Saturday afternoon, March 25, uniting in marriage of Miss Panda Jane Miller and Donald Edgar Horne. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LaFern Miller of Three Springs and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Horne of Hustontown.

News of men in service: Navy Fireman Bruce J. Blystone, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Blystone of Hancock, graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center in Orlando, Fla. Marine Sgt. James Gaynor Jr., husband of the former Miss Lucinda K. Golden of Hancock, has completed the Marine Corps General Math while serving at Marine Barracks, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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