Week of May 1, 1955
Seven years ago, Dawn Keckler won two peeps at a Legion Easter party. One, a rooster, was dyed blue and was named, "Boy Blue." The other was dyed pink and was named, "Pinky." They became mates.
Mrs. Virgie Marteney of Funkstown, grandmother of Dawn, installed the two peeps in her backyard. "Pinky" was a well-behaved chicken, but "Boy Blue" was just plain mean, according to Mrs. Marteney. Each washday, every time her back was turned, the rooster seemed to take delight in pulling the washed garments and clothespins from the basket and strewing them across the yard.
Yesterday, "Boy Blue" died at the age of seven. "Only "Pinky" and myself attended the burial, Mrs. Marteney said. "In spite of his meanness, I'll miss him."
Dr. W. Ross Cameron, county health officer, today advised parents in the southern section of the county to examine their children closely for the presence of ticks after three suspected cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever were reported in the Sharpsburg section.