20-50-100 Years Ago

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by Susan Guynn

100 Years Ago

Oct. 18, 1918

Forest fires on the Blue Ridge Mountains are responsible, so the Maryland Weather Man says, for the warmth hereabouts. The smoke from these fires, gradually drifting eastward, has permeated the lower air strata and kept the level customary at this season. It is responsible also for that odor of burning wood which so many people have noticed.

War trophies, including a heavy howitzer and several smaller field pieces captured from the Germans on the battlefront in France, were exhibited before a large crowd in cars at the Baltimore and Ohio freight depot yesterday morning.

Oscar Z. Remsberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emory C. Remsberg, near Buckeystown, was recently graduated from Camp Hancock, Atlanta, Ga. He was commissioned a second lieutenant of Infantry.

50 Years Ago

Oct. 18, 1968

People will be heading for the hills this weekend. Mother Nature’s color spectacular will be reaching its peak and thousands of people will be out to see the show.

Items valued at approximately $100 were reported taken in a breaking, entering and larceny at Snurr’s Cash Market on North Bentz and Sixth Streets sometime between late Thursday evening and 5:24 a.m. today. Taken were several bottles of assorted liquor valued at $45, a portable radio valued at $40, and $15 worth of stamps.

The Frederick Memorial Hospital has been “beefed up” but this time literally. The hospital has received 610 pounds of dressed beef, donated by the Maryland National Bank, Frederick office, for patients’ meals. The bank bought the 1,000-pound beef at the 4-H Club beef sale at the Frederick Fair, and donated the dressed up results to the hospital, according to Frank Adams, assistant hospital administrator.

NEW YORK — Girls in a Boy Scout troop? That’s what the Boy Scouts of America says is in store for 1969. And both the boys and girls seem to think it’s a fine idea. The group’s executive board announced Thursday, after a unanimous vote, that starting next Jan. 1, the Boy Scouts will “be prepared” to admit girls to the Explore program for boys 14 to 18.

20 Years Ago

Oct. 18, 1998

This date was a Sunday. The Frederick News-Post did not publish a Sunday edition at this time.

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