50 Years Ago
The Fulton Industrial Development Association announces plans for the building of a new plant for the local sewing factory at the request of Stanley Sagner, president of the Frederick Tailoring Co., whose expansion plans will double the number of employees here to approximately 600. The building is expected to cost about $650,000 and commitments for the purchase of five acres of land from George Morton and 10 acres from the McConnellsburg Lions Club have already been negotiated at $500 per acre. The site is located north of Lincoln Way, east of McConnellsburg. Ten percent of the funds needed must be raised locally and will be raised by offering no interest certificates.
A runaway truck, descending Tuscarora Mountain at an estimated speed of 100 miles per hour, overturned at the brick house turn before reaching town, shearing off a utility pole and landing in a ditch. The driver and helper of the tractor-trailer rig, loaded with produce, escaped serious injury.
The Fulton County National Bank will celebrate its 75th anniversary with an open house on May 15 and 16. A brief history of the bank is included in the announcement.
A joint meeting of the member board of the McConnellsburg Joint School District will be held May 16 to discuss the 1962-63 budget, set at $330,990.06. Instruction costs are the biggest item at $212,537.
Dedication ceremonies for the new Mount Zion Masonic Lodge No. 774, located at 311 North Second Street, will be held on May 12.
Marriage announced: Marlene Hinkle, Hancock, and Private Ronald Smith, Warfordsburg, on April 19.
The engagement of Nancy Arlene Peck, Hancock, to James H. Eichelberger of Warrenton, Pa., is announced.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Garland of Chambersburg announce the birth of a son, Stephen Allison Garland. Mrs. Garland is the former Shirley Jean Ott, formerly of Knobsville.
Virginia Lee Hendershot, Mercersburg, and David Russell Yeager were married on April 22.
Mr. and Mrs. Veryl Spade of Needmore celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on April 15.
At a meeting of the Buck Valley Canning Association last Thursday a decision was made to discontinue the tomato cannery.
A daughter, Leda Louise, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Lashley of Amaranth on Easter Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Swain of Needmore were married on Sunday.
News of men in service: Airman Second Class James C. Akers of Crystal Spring has been selected as Air Policeman of the Month at the R.A.F. Station in Fairford, England. Charles L. Crawford of Warfordsburg began recruit training at the Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Ill., on April 20. Army Specialist Four James H. Mellott is serving in Frankfort, Germany. Chalmer Chester Hann, Mc- Connellsburg, completed his active duty in the Army on April 24.
Deaths: Thomas Earl Metzler, Harrisonville; David Helsel, Johnstown, formerly of Wells Tannery; Mary Peck Williams, Needmore.