Blast from the past

November 17, 2004

Week of Nov. 14, 1954

The Williamsport High School Band will hold a parade tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. through the business area of that community. Each year, the band stages the parade followed by a tag sale to raise funds for new uniforms.

Approximately $3,000 is needed to outfit band members.

Miss Leona Naughton, who was Queen of the Mummers Parade in Hagerstown on Oct. 30, appeared on the Herb Shriner television show on Saturday night and won $2,540 in cash.

Miss Naughton, who was Miss Football of 1954, is a University of Maryland student.

The inmates of the County Home are not getting the attention and help from church and social groups this year that they got last year at this time because many groups mistakenly are under the impression that the home is about to be closed, according to Mrs. Fred Wheatley, wife of the superintendent of the home.


By this period last year, the time of the inmates of the County Home for the Aged was completely booked up until after Christmas.

Week of Nov. 14, 1979

Several thousand acres of land in the Hancock area have been bought by West German interests, and the transaction is believed to be the first involving foreign ownership of significant real estate in this county.

The huge holdings of Fairview Orchards-Blue Goose Growers were sold two weeks ago to a company officially listed as Fairview Orchards Landbesitz Gmbh & Co., of Munich, West Germany.

Hagerstown City Councilman Larry Vaughn on Friday dispelled rumors that he plans to resign his council post and move away from the area.

"I can assure you that this councilman is not only going to run for election again, but will win a third term," Vaughn told reporters at a press conference at his West Franklin Street home Friday.

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