100 Years Ago
Nov. 8, 1919
With five one thousand dollar bills, one one hundred bill and some small change in his pocket, a man giving his name as Clayton Leonard, 35 years, from Talbot county, was arrested yesterday afternoon on the streets of Frederick by Sheriff Chas. H. Klipp. The man was shabbily dressed and as the sheriff left town yesterday afternoon, no reason could be given for his arrest. The man was seen on the street and was picked up by the sheriff as a suspicious character. At the jail, he stated that he had a sister living in Baltimore. Later Sheriff Klipp took him to Baltimore in order to have his sister identify him.
More than 1,750 licenses to hunt had been issued at the clerk’s office up to the closing hour yesterday. As the hunting season does not open until Monday it is likely that this number will be considerably increased today. About 140 licenses were issued yesterday. Included in the licenses issued are about 25 for state-wide hunting and several taken out by non-resident sportsmen. The fee is $1 for a county license, $5 for state-wide license and $10 for a non-resident license. Beginning Monday, sportsmen may hunt ruffed grouse, ring-necked pheasants, wild turkey or rabbits at this time. He must be careful not to shoot quail or Bob White however. This fowl is immune from killing until November 110, 1921.
50 Years Ago
Nov. 8, 1969
Recent rumors of large-scale layoffs at Fort Detrick in the near future were termed unfounded last night by Col. E.M. Gershater, commanding officer of the biological research center. The rumors perhaps began with recent announcements of pentagon cutbacks and congressional investigations of chemical and biological warfare.
Fingerprints taken of a Baltimore man arrested in Frederick Tuesday morning for carrying a concealed pistol have resulted in his arrest by the FBI for escaping a federal detention center. Alton Wilkins (real name listed as Benjamin Wilkins) of Baltimore was picked up by City Police Tuesday morning after a police pursuit on Rockwell Terrace. Wilkins was allegedly accompanying a second man (still at large) in an attempted burglary on Rockwell Terrace.
20 Years Ago
Nov. 8, 1999
Hood College’s professors have no confidence in the leadership of President Shirley Peterson, and passed a motion saying so in the Faculty Senate Friday night. But individuals who know about the vote are keeping the reasons for it to themselves, at least for now. “The faculty has been following Mrs. Peterson for some time, and continuing to follow her will not meet the challenges the institution is immediately facing,” said Dr. Bob Boyle on Saturday. A psychology professor, Dr. Boyle is the Faculty Senate chairman. He refused to be more specific about what caused the professors to make the vote.
The 67th annual Veterans Day Parade and Celebration in Brunswick on Sunday paid special tribute to the women of the armed forces and gave some local veterans cause for reflection.
In September, Maryland residents rejoiced when the rains came because it seemingly broke a severe and long-lasting drought. Now it’s November, and a dry spell, if not a drought, is threatening to settle in. Frederick County got only 2.37 inches of rain in October, depending on location. The average for October is slightly more than 3 inches. The average rainfall for Frederick County is 40.12 inches, but only 28 inches have fallen thus far, giving the county only 82 percent of its normal rainfall, according to Sound Source Weather prognosticator Randy Mann.