100 Years Ago
June 13, 1919
Watermelon, large and luscious, are with us again. To every appearance they are the kind that used to bring as much as 50 cents a piece early in the season but as times are not like they used to be the same sort of a melon is now quoted at $1.25. They will be cheaper, of course, later, but it is safe to say there will be no danger of the bottom dropping out of the price at any time during the summer.
The shattering of an emery wheel in the plant of the American Foundry and Manufacturing Company, Frederick, Wednesday, nearly caused Ray Lipps, one of the employees of the plant, to seriously injure his left eye. The current failing suddenly caused the belt to slip and the emery wheel broke, pieces flying in all directions and two splinters of steel embedded themselves in the left eye of Lipps.
The Co-operative Drug Co. Inc. have leased the storeroom occupied by the Singer Sewing Machine Co. on East Patrick street, which was recently purchased by C.E. Cline, where they will establish their latest new store. The room will be remodeled and made up-to-date in every particular for the business. The store will have a front of about thrity feet and a space about eighty-five feet deep on the interior.
50 Years Ago
June 13, 1969
The closing of Frederick County schools for summer vacation next week will be a more significant occasion for Mrs. Mabel J. Hoyler, an eighth-grade teacher at West Frederick Middle School. For Mrs. Hoyler knows that when the schools open again in the fall, for the first time in 43 years she will not be waiting by the blackboard to welcome a new class of students. She is retiring from teaching this year because regulations concerning age require that she must.
Frederick Is Reading: “Portnoy’s Complaint” by Philip Roth, “Ernest Hemingway” by Carlos Baker, “Slaughterhouse Five” by Kurt Vonnegut,” and “Confessions of a Hollywood Columnist” by Sheilah Graham.
NEW YORK — A stakes winning mare, Francine M., thought to have been dead for five weeks, was discovered to have been entered in a race at Belmont Park under the name of Hill Poppy, the New York Times reported in its Thursday editions. A routine lip-tattoo check disclosed the mistaken identity of Hill Poppy, winner of only one race in her career, before the sixth race at Belmont Park Tuesday. Hill Poppy, actually Francine M., was scratched from the race. The Times said it appears that Hill Poppy, not Francine M. was the horse that died of a twisted intestine at Combs’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington on May 3.
20 Years Ago
June 13, 1999
This date was a Sunday. The Frederick News-Post did not publish a Sunday edition.