Looking Back: Franklin County’s history November 13th
Take a look back at Franklin County’s history through news and photos that appeared in local newspapers 25, 50, and 100 years ago on November 13th.
25 Years Ago
“A time to remember our veterans”
Scenes from the Veterans Day parade Saturday morning in downtown Chambersburg, above: Michael A. Sabol, former president of the Joint Veterans Council, salutes as the Color Guard Squadron marches by.
Color Guard member Tom Holder, above, waits for his group to enter the parade.
Also, above, Melinda Gift, 6, a member of Girl Scout Troop 715, waves a tiny American flag.
50 Years Ago
The Chambersburg-Carlisle High School football game scheduled for 8 o’clock tonight on Trojan field is still “on.” However, there may be a change, Public Opinion learned at press time due to weather conditions. Lowell Schlicther, Chambersburg Athletic Director, said if a change of game plans occurs it will be announced on radio this afternoon.
100 Years Ago
“Paper sees need of training in H. S.” – (From the Scotland School News)
Chambersburg is a splendid town with a large and growing high school. The football team representing that school came to Scotland November 10 to compete with the Soldiers’ Orphans in the annual contest.
The visitors were a fine, gentlemanly, sportsman-like bunch of boys and conducted themselves as such both on and off the field. An exceptionally clean game is reflected in the fact that riot a single penalty was imposed for unfair -play during the four periods.
Chambersburg seemed to have a slight advantage over Scotland in weight, and a casual observer might have picked either team to win. During the first ten minutes of play, the native pluck and strength of the county seat boys kept Scotland busy and the first period ended without a score.
From the beginning of the second period the game changed from an even, well-balanced contest to a one-sided affair. The Chambersburg High School boys had shown all the football they knew, their skill, speed, and endurance faded, while the Scotland boys from that point on increased their speed and put into action taught and have practiced faithfully. Coaching and training enabled the home team to score eight touchdowns and skillful kicking converted all into goals, making a total of fifty-six points.
No one questions the wisdom of physical training in these days and, the value of school athletics as all maker of real men is unbounded. The Chambersburg High School presents a rich field for work along the line suggested by the above. The people of Chambersburg are missing a rare opportunity for doing good that will have a far reaching effect by failing to provide a physical director for the boys and girls new in their high school.
This is in no sense a criticism of anyone connected with the school, but the student body is a splendid one and the hard working instructors would find their burdens lightened by the addition of systematic physical training and directed athletics to the school’s activities.