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Mburg Faces Rat Problem

Herald of August 28, 1947

A representative of a rat eradication firm and Paul Zook of the Martinsburg Boosters were visiting farms in the surrounding area to talk to the farmers to see if any were interested in having rats on their farms killed as part of resolving the rat problem in Martinsburg.

Less than an hour after leaving the Blair County Airport, Sam Garner, president of the Martinsburg Rotary Club, and Hubert Hershberger, member of the club and former air force flier, crashed after attempting to land their plane in Boalsburg. The pair were on their way to hear the Rotary Internatio...


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