50 Years Ago
’62 Congressman J. Irving Whalley in his column reports that the U.S. had a number of successful missile and space shots last week and one missile “shot the moon” – hitting it, last Thursday. He goes on to say that President Kennedy has given the go-ahead for the testing of nuclear bombs and weapons at Christmas Island, a “speck” in the Pacific, 1,700 miles south of Hawaii. The president has promised to call off further nuclear testing if Russia will agree to a nuclear test ban.
Local champion bowler Al Diegelman was awarded a sizeable cash award for having the fourth-highest score in the Nellie Fox Major Bowling League for the past season at an awards banquet in Chambersburg last Tuesday.
Thomas Henry Border, 62, of Chambersburg, was killed on Friday as he crossed the three-lane highway just west of Chambersburg, when he was struck by a car driven by a McConnellsburg youth.
Marriage licenses were issued from the local courthouse last week to Daniel Herbert Swain and Helen Lenore Golden, both of Needmore; Chester T. Cline and Joan I. Nichols, both of McConnellsburg, and Thurman Nesbitt Jr. of McConnellsburg and Carolyn J. Hann of Fort Littleton.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shaw of Wells Tannery celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary at a surprise open house planned by their daughter at their home.
Ann Deshong is a senior student nurse at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.
Barry Souders and family of Hustontown moved on Tuesday to the Parker Hann property on South Second Street. Hann will continue with his barbering business located in part of the property but will move with his family to the farm he recently purchased in Licking Creek Township.
News of men in service: Leslie A. Schetrompf Jr. of Warfordsburg and Blair McKinlay Kuhn of McConnellsburg, who joined the Army in 1960, were discharged on April 24, 1962, at Fort Hamilton, N.Y., following service in Germany. Roger D. Truax of Needmore enlisted in the National Guard at Martinsburg, W.Va., on April 14, 1962. Marlin Tyrone Douglas of Thompson Township enlisted in the 479th Transportation Co., Hagerstown, Md., on April 18, 1962. Allen L. Sipes, McConnellsburg, who joined the Army in February has completed basic training at Fort Gordon. He has been transferred to Fort Bliss, Texas. His brother, Graffious, is currently on sea duty in the Atlantic. He joined the U.S. Navy in April 1959. Samuel Martz of Harrisonville has completed basic training in the U.S. Army at Fort Gordon, Ga. He has two brothers in the service. They are Roy R. with the Army in Germany and Earl with the U.S. Marines in Hawaii.
Dorothy Jean Richards of McConnellsburg and Cyrus Owen Randler of Lancaster were married in McConnellsburg Methodist Church on April 14.
Births at the Medical Center: a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Danfelt, McVeytown, on April 23; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George Gordon, Mercersburg; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Shoemaker, Big Cove Tannery, on April 23; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barthalow, Fort Loudon, on April 25; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Allen Mellott, Mc- Connellsburg, on April 26; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Carlin, Shade Gap, on April 26; a son to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Burger, McConnellsburg, on April 26.
Deaths: Rose May (Sharp) Mellott, Big Cove Tannery; Georg Kelly Manning Sr., Needmore; George Condon, Salisbury, Md.; Mrs. John A. (Elsie May) Peck, McConnellsburg.