2012-04-19 / From Days Gone By

40 Years Ago

From The Files Of May 4, 1972


St. Stephen’s, the first Catholic Church in Fulton

County, will be dedicated next Sunday, May 7, when the Most Rev. Bishop James J. Hogan will solemnly bless the new structure and offer the Mass of Dedication.

State and local police were called to McConnellsburg High School last Wednesday after school authorities received a long distance telephone call warning them that a bomb had been placed in the building. The building was evacuated and police made a thorough search, which proved fruitless. Students were allowed to re-enter the building when it was presumed the telephone call was just a hoax.

A horse and rider from Canada passed through town on Tuesday morning on his way to Texas to seek work. They had been on the road for five weeks, staying at night at farms along the route.

The second fatal traffic accident in Fulton County in 1972 occurred on Sunday in Bethel Township. The victim of the two-car, head-on collisoin was identified as Robert Omoundro, 19, a serviceman from Crowley, La., who died while en route by ambualnce to Washington County Hospital.

Wedding vows were exchanged by Brenda Souders, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin R. Souders of McConnellsburg, and David E. McElhaney, son of Jay McElhaney of Mc- Connellsburg and Mrs. Alma Kinzie of McConnellsburg, on April 22, at the United Church of Christ in Lemasters.

Trout season opened on Saturday morning, April 15. It was a rainy day, but the fishermen went fishing. The streams were swollen and muddy.

Mr. and Mrs. Alloson Truax of Needmore will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in May. Mr. and Mrs. Rankin J. Mellott will also celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 7.

Deaths: Mrs. Myrtle Brewer, McConnellsburg; Calvin C. Lynch, Big Cove Tannery; Mrs. Belle Frehn, Orbisonia; Leta O. Amick, Claysburg; William H. Clevenger, Warfordsburg.

Births at the Medical Center: a son to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald L. Hendershot of Warfordsburg on April 24; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd K. Moats of McConnellsburg on April 25; a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Kline of Mc- Connellsburg on April 27.

Bobby Snyder showed his tremendous ability as a two miler by pacing Middletown’s Fred Barth to a 9:59 clocking in the two-mile run during a recent track meet at Shippensburg State College. This was the first time in a number of years that Central Futon High School placed in this meet.

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