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From The Files Of April 30, 1942 From The Files Of April 28, 1932

’42 The Rev. J.M. Pheasant, who has been the pastor of the McConnellsburg Methodist Charge for the past three years, will move to Thompsontown on Thursday of this week.

Death: Blair Mellott Paylor, former police chief of Mc- Connellsburg.

Mr. and Mrs. Denver Mellott of McConnellsburg announce the birth of a daughter on Monday afternoon.

Amos Stouteagle, clerk of the Fulton County Draft Board, reported that a total of 861 men between the ages of 45 and 65 registered at 12 registration centers under the Selective Service Act.

The home of Mrs. Lydia Swope of Wells Valley was totally destroyed by fire last Thursday evening. Mrs. Swope, an elderly lady of 93, was alone at the time and was unable to save anything.

Merrill Kerlin and Frances Summer were wed Sunday.

A large crowd attended the public sale at the Shirley-Ayr Farms near Mt. Union on Friday and Saturday when 207 registered Ayrshires were sold. One bull brought $2,600; another $1,700; and a cow sold for $600, the total sale amounting to almost $50,000. James Kendall of Ayr Township and Jacob Mellott of Webster Mills bought cattle. Mr. Mellott was offered $25 profit before he loaded one cow, but he brought her home.

Pictured in this issue is Fred L. Charlton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Charlton of Warfordsburg, who is now stationed at Camp Cooke, Calif. Bernard Truax, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Truax of Warfordsburg, enlisted at the same time as Fred and thus far both boys have been fortunate enough to be stationed at the same camp.

A party was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Morse Warthin of McConnellsburg on Saturday in honor of the seventh birthday of their daughter, Esther Lee.

Charles Lininger and Helen May Shadle were wed on April 18. ‘32 The girls basketball team has been organized at the Mc- Connellsburg school. Players include Mary Harr, Mildred Clugston, Thelma Bivens, Dorothy Ott, Hilda Carbaugh, Gladys Black, LaVerne Hamil, Janet Deshong, Emma Lodge Clevenger, Mildred Sowers, Hilda Harr, Jean Crouse and Emma Henry. The new team defeated Fannettsburg on Friday by a score of 8-1.

Deaths: Paul Lynch of Black Oak; Hon. Edward M. Beers.

Walter Woodal has been chosen to represent the Mc- Connellsburg High School in the declamation contest at the field meet on Saturday with Beatrice Hamil as alternate. Jean Paylor will represent the grades.

Unofficial primary election returns show Leslie W. Seylar, Republican nominee for representative in the General Assembly, with Marshall Lynch as the Democratic nominee. In the presidential polling, Joseph I. France, R., received 252 votes in Fulton County; Herbert Hoover, R., 38 votes; Alfred E. Smith, D., 51 votes; and Franklin D. Roosevelt, D., 626 votes.

Mrs. John Shaffer of Mc- Connellsburg was seriously injured on Tuesday when she was struck by an automobile which dragged her about 50 feet.

Robert W. Hixson, whose accident was mentioned before, has lost the sight of both of his eyes. Despite the accident he plans to continue his studies at the University of Cincinnati. College officials admiring his courage have provided a scholarship for him and promised every aid possible.

David T. Ritchey of Wells Tannery suffered a paralytic stroke on Sunday.

Norman Baker has returned to his home at Knobsville after being a patient in Hagerstown Hospital for two months.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fraker, a daughter.

State highway workers are widening the road on Sideling Hill.

Morton and Harris advertises oil cloth at 20 cents a yard; dress shirts at 48 cents; plow points at 50 cents; men’s pants, 60 cents, 85 cents and 98 cents.

The barn on Charles Cline’s farm at Fort Littleton was completely destroyed by fire on Tuesday evening.

The Pen Mar Grocery Store advertises motor oil at 2 gallons for 90 cents; oleo for 13 cents; brooms at 19 cents; evaporated milk at 3 cans for 20 cents; fish at 8 cents a pound.

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