100 Years Ago

Sept. 13, 1919

Four large stacks of wheat on the farm of Raymond Orme, near Park Mills, were destroyed by fire shortly after two o’clock yesterday afternoon. Two sheets on a threshing machine were burned but the thresher was removed, by hard work, in time to prevent its loss. It is supposed that spark from the threshing machine engine caused the fire.

The United States owed $101,868,311 more at the close of Treasury business August 30 than on the last day of July, making the total national debt $26,586,700,648.

50 Years Ago

Sept. 13, 1969

The town of Union Bridge is looking for a full-time policeman following the sudden walkout of Officer Kenneth D. Smith. Police Commissioner Sterling Wilson said Smith walked off the job about two weeks ago. The exact time of the departure is evidently not known by town officials, who apparently became aware of Smith’s departure when they checked at the police station after realizing that he had not been seen around town for a few days. Wilson said the town councilmen found a note in the police station left by Smith informing their town policeman. With the note was Smith’s police uniform and other police equipment, Wilson said.

President Nixon, accompanied by members of his family and several key advisers, flew to the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md., Friday afternoon for an overnight stay.

A report on the county water and sewer needs up to the year 2000 was presented Thursday to a joint meeting of the County Commissioners, Metropolitan Sanitary Commission, County and City Engineers and the Planning and Zoning Commission. The plan — over two years in the making — will be revealed in entirety to the public on Nov. 24.

20 Years Ago

Sept. 13, 1999

A prick in the ear is helping drug abusers kick their habits. Acupuncture is being offered to substance abuse clients at the Frederick County Health Department as a way to help ease withdrawal symptoms. Along with counseling, education and medical care, drug abusers might find themselves with an earful of needles as they try to get off drugs.

In a bid to change military recruiting policy, Rep. Roscoe Bartlett today will take the Defense Department’s top personnel official on a tour of a Carroll County juvenile correctional school. Dr. Bartlett hopes the visit to Bowling Brook Preparatory School in Keymar will convince Defense Undersecretary Rudy Deleon to support recruiting rules that recognize high school equivalency diplomas and allow enlistment of youths under court control.

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