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Blast from the Past

July 24, 2002

Week of July 21, 1952



Maybe you suspected it, last night was just about the hottest night of this or any other summer. The temperature did not get under 74 degrees, which is pretty warm anytime of the year in the daytime.




"Fairchild's Boutelle is Banking on Flying Boxcars" is the subject of the lead article in the July 19 issue of "Business Week," which features a picture of Richard S. Boutelle, president of Fairchild Engine and Airplane Corp. and the Flying Boxcar on its front page, and also gives a good plug for Hagerstown as the city where the Flying Boxcars are built.




The Mayor's Traffic Committee has recommended that meter parking on eight downtown blocks be reduced from 60 minutes to 30 minutes per nickel deposited.

The committee says the change "would facilitate movement of traffic and allow parking space for the 'one-stop' shopper."

Week of July 21, 1977



Ground was broken this morning at the 4.7-acre site of the future Herald-Mail Co., building at Summit Avenue and Antietam Street. The two-story building of approximately 55,000 square feet of floor space will more than double that of the present building.

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Hagerstown consumers may never have to worry about littering the ground with used soda tabs, thanks to the invention of the stay-on tab being introduced here by Safeway Food Stores later this month.




If donations continue to come in at the current encouraging rate, members of the Committee to Save The Maryland Theatre are confident that plans to purchase the building and land on South Potomac Street by the end of the month will be accomplished.

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