Blast from the Past March 19

March 22, 2000

Week of March 19, 1950

The old country club building off Northern Avenue, damaged some years ago by fire, will be the new home of Morris Frock Post of the American Legion.

It took Hagerstown motorist Edward Hermann of Washington Avenue nine hours to reach home from Everett, Pa., during last night's snow storm. Everett, not too far from Hancock, is about 40 miles from Hagerstown.

The wet snow, measuring up to 14 inches in some parts of the county, left Hancock without electrical power for about five hours.


There is going to be a Miss Hagerstown beauty pageant again this year.

Members of the Junior Chamber of Commerce voted last night to sponsor the competition. This is a reversal of a decision made several months ago against sponsoring the pageant.

Week of March 19, 1975

The Hagerstown High School class of 1890 was the first to contribute to a fund for high school band uniforms.

The Ex-Hi-Y Club, which is now sponsoring a band uniform fund, got a real lift when Mrs. Thomas H. Porter, 70 Broadway, sent in her contribution. Mrs. Porter may be one of the last surviving members of the first contributing class that graduated just 60 years ago.

In a recent poll run by Del. Donald Munson, R-Washington, Washington County respondents overwhelmingly favored a freeze of property tax assessments, the reinstatement of the death penalty in Maryland, legalization of such gambling devices as "jars" and "punchboards" and banning nonreturnable bottles.

A thief broke into Foltz Manufacturing Co. on East Washington Street Friday night, scaled elevator cables, broke into a safe, and generally ransacked the building, all for $1.50, a three-pound can of coffee and a pound of sugar.

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