100 Years Ago
July 22, 1914
Although there have been various delays of a day or weeks aggregating in all a month, because of the inability to secure prompt shipments of material for the building, it was declared yesterday that the administration building of Hood College would be under roof sometime in October.
The traffic of engines, hauling threshing outfits over the county, have damaged the State roads in Frederick county and other counties of the State to the extent of thousands of dollars. Yesterday C.A. Tenney, resident engineer of Frederick county and part of Washington county had a conference wit the Good Roads Commission and he was given instructions to arrest every man that appeared on a State road in his section with a cleated engine. "The Good Roads Commission is going to insist on prosecution — and I am going to swear out the warrants," said Engineer Tenney.
Another tragedy was averted early Sunday morning near Myersville, when a big passenger car of the Hagerstown and Frederick Railway Company was stopped just a few feet from where Russell Shank of near Myersville, lay on the tracks in what the conductor and motorman termed a "drunken stupor." Had it not been for the coolness and presence of mind of the motorman, R. W. Stephey, who was running the car at a high rate of speed, Shank would have been ground beneath the wheels of the car.
50 Years Ago
July 22, 1964
Karl S. Manwiller Jr., supervisor of secondary education for the Frederick County school system, explained on Tuesday the local efforts of a State School Board ruling increasing the number of credits needed for high school graduation. The new ruling will not go into effect until the graduating class of June, 1966, and that a large number of the graduates from Frederick County high schools already have the 18 credits which will be required for all high school graduates in Maryland at that time.
Visitors to Gambrill State Park this past week have probably noticed a group of ordinary-looking young boys clearing trails and cleaning up the picnic area. But these boys are not ordinary. They are juvenile delinquents, part of a pilot project to see if they can be rehabilitated and can become good citizens.
No leads have been found in the six breakings and enterings which have occurred in the city in the past five days, City Police said last night. The latest thefts include an electric typewriter stolen from the County Planning and Zoning Office some time early Tuesday morning and finding a florist shop was entered. Approximately $2 in cash was stolen from Margaret's Florist Shop located on W. Patrick St.
20 Years Ago
July 22, 1994
Sometimes travelers return home with more than a tan and happy memories. Packed among the dirty laundry in their suitcases my be hotel ashtrays, sheets, pillowcases and towels. Lots and lots of times it's towels. Doug Vought, general manager of the FSK-Holiday Inn, said at his inn with 155 rooms, he figures replacing stolen linen cost about $7,500 a year. One of the biggest slaps in the face came the day they discovered a dozen king-sized bedspreads had been swiped.
The Frederick City Board of Aldermen voted 3 to 2 on Thursday to loan $11,363 to the proposed ice rink of Md. 26 as part of a plan to underwrite a state loan for the facility, which is under construction now.
The Frederick City Board of Aldermen voted unanimously on Thursday to approve a new retirement agreement with the Frederick City Police Fraternal Order of Police. The vote earned a standing ovation from the more than 100 police officers and family members who attended the meeting. A few were choked up as they hugged and congratulated each other outside the aldermen's meeting room. The agreement lowers from 25 to 22 the number of years an officer must serve before eligible for retirement.