100 Years Ago

May 15, 1919

A meeting of the Frederick County Sheep Growers’ Association will be held in the park in front of the Frederick City Hospital Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at which a sheep shearing demonstration will be given by Mr. Bedell, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the event of rain, the meeting will be held in the Boys’ High School. Mr. Bedell will demonstrate the new method of shearing sheep which differs altogether from the old method.

The eighth annual commencement exercises of the Frederick City Hospital Training School for Nurses will be held at the Georgianna Houck Simmons Nurses’ Home next Thursday afternoon at two o’clock. There will be three graduates, Mary Lucretia Lakin, and Mary Amanda Lescallet, Frederick, and Margaret La Rue Clary, Mt. Airy.

Prof. John T. White defeated Abraham Eichelberger in the Democratic primary election yesterday for the nomination of city tax collectors by 27 majority. The polls were opened at 10:30 o’clock in the morning and the basement of the Courthouse and closed at 8 o’clock. But 337 votes, about one-fourth of the Democratic registered vote, was polled.

50 Years Ago

May 15, 1969

Dr. John L. Carnochan’s report on his investigation of conditions at Governor Thomas Johnson High School recognizes “certain student misbehavior” in the past and puts forth many proposals to enhance the educational environment there. As a “general observation” Dr. Carnochan says it is his “Opinion that certain student misbehavior in the school has been more prevalent than desirable.” This misbehavior includes, “class cutting, leaving school grounds without permission, loitering and noise in the corridors, smoking, pilfering and extortion.” He said the school “is designed for enhancing educational programs, not for administrative convenience, which makes supervision of the school more difficult. It is used heavily from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. — with an estimated 3,700 people in the building during a 24-hour period.”

State fire investigators believe that children playing with matches may have been the cause of a $5,000 barn fire in Johnsville last Saturday. By 20 by 40 foot barn was owned by James C. Stroham of Riffled Road in Germantown and contained two farm wagons valued at $1,000 and hay valued at $500.

20 Years Ago

May 15, 1999

The idea of the Spring Research Festival at Fort Detrick is to give the public an idea of the work that goes on at the base. To do that, researchers presented and explained posters on Thursday and Friday outlining their research and experiments.

The Shakespeare Project Inc., an outdoor theater, has been approved to stage shows in Frederick city. The Historic District Commission recently agreed to the project’s request to perform on the south side of Carroll Creek Linear Park between Market and Court streets, near the proposed $11 million six-story office building. Becky M. Kemper, the project’s artistic director, said that theater members fell in love with the concrete columns along Carroll Creek and they vowed to make “this plot our stage.”

Food left unattended on a stove caused about $75,000 damage to a single-story home Thursday night, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office. Neighbors reported the 7:48 p.m. fire at the home of Helen and Jennifer Carter. Firefighters had the blaze under control in 10 minutes.

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