Blast from the Past

October 13, 2004

Week of Oct. 10, 1954

Mrs. Annie Kreps, 31 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, walked into our editorial department yesterday and handed over a sack containing several dozen fully ripe figs, grown in the back yard of her home.

She said her 9-year-old tree, out in the open winter and summer, has been producing fruit for three years.

The finishing touches - paint, whitewash and a garden or two - are being put on the restored home of Hagerstown's founder, Jonathan Hager.

Patrolman Harold Kline said Paul Flick, 33, 500 block of Frederick Street, was struck by an assailant while he stood in front of the Hotel Alexander.

Flick was thrown against the side of a parked car owned by former Gov. William P. Lane. His head struck the door and dented it to the extent of about $25 damage, Patrolman Kline said.


Flick suffered head injuries. He was advised to seek a warrant for his assailant.

Week of Oct. 10, 1979

Don't bother to check the calendar - it really is Oct. 10 and there really was snow falling this morning.

Except for a power outage in Smithsburg, the early snowstorm's only effect seemed to be on the spirits of those who hoped autumn would last a little longer.

Perhaps the most drastic problem caused by the snow was the postponement of the opening game of the World Series in Baltimore. If this type of weather continues, the game may have to be played in snowshoes and hooded parkas.

The new $8 million Herald-Mail Company building on Summit Avenue is nearly complete, according to H-M Editor and Publisher Jim Schurz, who says that operations should be transferred to the new facility sometime in November.

With 29 days to go in their 1979 fund-raising appeal, United Way volunteers have raised a little more than one-third of their $815,100 goal, according to Campaign Chairman Robert F. Zeigler.

Mack Trucks employees lead the Division A drive with more than $153,800 reported. Fairchild employees have attained the largest percentage of goal by reaching 95 percent.

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