100 Years Ago
Dec. 2, 1919
The leading lady, Mrs. Webster, in “A Daughter of the Sun,” which played at the City Opera House last night, was taken to the Frederick City Hospital yesterday afternoon and was operated on for appendicitis. Mrs. Webster has been playing the leading role in the play throughout its appearance this fall. She was very ill in her last performance and when the show arrived in town it was necessary for her to be taken to the hospital.
To a Frederick countian, Glenn C. Wilhide, falls the honor of leading the Army football team. This Walkersville athlete, on Saturday, following the game between West Point and the Navy, in New York, was elected captain of the eleven for the coming season. News of this honor was received by local friends of Wilhide today, and brought joy to the hearts of local athletic devotees, many of whom have followed the rise of the young Walkersville player in the baseball and football world and news of his being chosen to lead the Army team, was hailed with delight. Wilhide is 21 years of age. While at the Frederick High School, he was very active on both the baseball and football teams.
50 Years Ago
Dec. 2, 1969
WASHINGTON — The first draft lottery in 27 years was held Monday night, sending men born on Sept. 14 to the head of the line for 1970 draft calls. The first birth date number was drawn by Rep. Alexander Pirnie, R-NY, ranking Republican on a special House subcommittee on the draft. Men second in line for the draft next year will be those born on April 24. The third birthday drawn was Dec. 30. It was followed by Feb. 14, then by Oct. 18.
WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Daniel B. Brewster, D-Md., a national mail order house and a Washington lobbyist were indicted by a federal grand jury here today on bribery charges. Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell said the 10-count indictment, besides Brewster, named Spiegel Inc. of Chicago and Cyrus T. Anderson, the Washington representative of the mail order house. The indictment charged that Brewster received $24,500 in exchange for his vote on “postage rate legislation” while he was a member of the Senate and its Post Office and Civil Service Committee. They charged that Spiegel and Anderson made five separate payments to Brewster “with the intent to influence (his) action, vote and decision on the postage rate legislation.”
20 Years Ago
Dec. 2, 1999
A disappointing showing in the state’s yardstick of school performance does not mean the school system should impose radical changes, school Superintendent Jack Dale said Wednesday. In the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program results announced Wednesday morning, Frederick County’s 1999 composite score, 52.4, nearly equaled last year’s 53.1, and exceeded the state’s average of 43.8. Frederick County’s score placed it seventh in the state, the same ranking as last year, and 8 points above the 1993 score, which is considered the baseline.
Morningstar Foods, a long-time Frederick dairy company, has proposed a 23,229-square-foot expansion at 428 E. Patrick St. estimated at more than $2 million. The plan proposed demolishing an old building to add two warehouses, 14,394 square feet and 8,885 square feet, to an existing 53,875-square-foot site.
The largest grant in Hodson Trust’s long history of contributions to Hood College, more than $2.6 million, will help build the largest academic facility on campus. The college will christen the new building the Hodson Science and Technology Center in recognition of the “magnificent contribution” the trust has made to the school, said Hood College President Shirley Peterson.