Week of May 23, 1949
Hagerstown policemen are going to replace burned out bulbs in traffic lights here and city bus drivers are going to help spot the burned out bulbs. The plan was proposed by Police Commissioner M.E. Ellinger. Captain of Police Max Rickard ordered the plan to be carried out this weekend.
Some East End boys have developed an interesting racket. They loaf around the edges of Municipal Golf Course waiting for golfers to plunk balls into the brush surrounding the course. The boys retrieve the balls and sell them to golfers for 100 percent profit since no expense is involved.
Washington County physicians were the only ones to come through with a full 100 percent cooperation in a cancer control demonstration staged in four Maryland counties. Their cooperation provides an accurate picture of the incidence and stages of cancer in Washington County. The report shows 298 cases of cancer in the county.