June 1924, 100 Years Ago

Deserted On Her Wedding Day, Says

James R. Lowery, about 45 years old, formerly of Point of Rocks, was arrested Tuesday afternoon by County Constable Charles W. Smith, charged with desertion and nonsupport. He will be given a hearing in police court this evening at 7:30 o’clock. Lowery recently married a woman of near Utica. It was his fourth venture on the matrimonial sea and it seems that it soon went on the rocks. According to the bride, she was deserted on her wedding day and appealed to the authorities to assist her to locate him. Several days ago, Constable Smith received word that Lowery was in Harrisburg and he planned to go after him.

Tuesday evening, however, when the constable was on his way to Thurmont, he caught sight of a man near Catoctin Furnace answering to the description of the missing bridegroom. The constable took another look and sure enough, it was Lowery. He made no effort to get away and the officer placed him under arrest. Mrs. Lowery stated that she could give no explanation for her husband’s actions so soon after the wedding. She added, however, that she wanted him arrested for deserting her.

                                – Frederick Daily News, June 11, 1924

Autos Collide! Two Fined.

A truck driven by Charles H. Clark, of Thurmont, and a sedan, driven by Mrs. Wood, of Graceham, met in collision on the square at Thurmont Sunday afternoon. The truck, in making a left hand turn, from Church street, to East Main street, made the turn too short, and the sedan making a like turn from East Main street to Water street, apparently turned short also. An officer who witnessed the accident called both parties before Justice R. E. Cadew. After hearing the testimony of the drivers and witnesses, Justice Cadew imposed a fine on Clark for reckless driving and on Mrs. Wood for driving without operator’s license. Nobody was hurt in the accident and the machines were but slightly damaged.

                                – Frederick Daily News, June 20, 1924

June 1949, 75 Years Ago

County Pinball Machine Licenses Net County $7,800

Frederick County’s new pinball licensing measure, which took effect June 1, has already brought approximately $7,800 into the coffers, to be split between Emergency Hospital and the county’s general fund, it was learned this week.

Licenses for 130 pinball machines at $46.34 per device, including fees, have been issued at the office of the clerk of the Circuit Court. At the same time, four operators’ licenses at $458.54 per permit, including fees, have been issued. Actually, the pinball license under the Alexander bill is $50 per year and the operators’ license is $500 a year, but the first permits are for 11 months, being renewable along with trader licenses and similar permits on May 1, 1950. So the cost of the permits is pro-rated on an 11-month basis.

Under the bill, all pinball machines must be licensed and special metal tags showing the issuance of the permits are provided when the licenses are secured. These tags are attached to the devices.

                                – Emmitsburg Chronicle, June 10, 1949

Second Appeal for Liquor License Denied

Liquor License Commissioner G. Cleveland Trout Friday denied for the second time R. Class A off-sale beer, wine and liquor license application of Richard H. Rosensteel and Louis Cooper in this district.

The same reason for the denial was given this time as the first when the commissioner maintained that the population of this district did not justify granting of a third such license..      

                                – Emmitsburg Chronicle, June 24, 1949

June 1974, 50 Years Ago

Students Hired For Historical Work

The State of Maryland, through the Maryland Historical Trust, has hired college students for the summer to photograph and register old homes and other structures. Three students, with the cooperation of the Frederick Landmarks Foundation, are working for two weeks in upper

Frederick County, in what has been designated the “Emmitsburg District.” Their names are Lou Ann Smith, Tony James and Phil Metzger.

Any assistance by local people in locating and gathering information on the old buildings will be greatly appreciated

                                – Emmitsburg Chronicle, June 13, 1974

Boards Meet To Discuss Pool

A special joint meeting of the Emmitsburg Parks and Recreation Board and the Burgess and Commissioners was held Tuesday night to discuss further plans for the community swimming pool project.

Meeting with the board were Thomas Wallace of Buchart-Horn Engineering, and Lumen Norris and Allen Bouey of VFW Post 6658. Buchart-Horn is the consultant engineering firm for the project, and the VFW has made a sizeable pledge toward the swimming pool.

                                – Emmitsburg Chronicle, June 20, 1974

June 1999, 25 Years Ago

Gene Myers Recognized for His Years of Service To Emmitsburg

“Gene Myers generously contributed his time and energy for the betterment of the Town of Emmitsburg, and dutifully served the town…,” — an understatement.

On May 3, 1999, the Town of Emmitsburg issued a proclamation to E. Eugene Myers in appreciation of his services: “Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Town Council, on behalf of the citizens of Emmitsburg proclaim its appreciation to Gene Myers for his dedication, support and superior service to the Town of Emmitsburg, which has made Emmitsburg a better place to live.”

Over the years Gene has been associated with youth sports and recreation. He has  sponsored and/or managed many softball and baseball teams. He served as a volunteer fireman as well as being Chief of the Vigilant Hose Company for 10 years. He served as the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission, as Parks Commissioner, President of the Town Council, and is a former mayor of Emmitsburg.

                                – The Emmitsburg Regional Dispatch, June 1999

Family Fun Night

The community center was alive with the sounds of 150 children and their families on Friday night May 7, 1999. There were hot dogs, sodas, and lots of fun to be had. Erik Behrendt won the town coverlet that was given as one of the door prizes. Mrs. Deb Spalding from Frederick County Parks and Recreation made balloon animals along with Urma Tressler who organized the dancing and games. Members of Rocky Ridge 4-H provided the face painting and

Emmitsburg had some very colorful children by the end of the evening.

            – The Emmitsburg Regional, Dispatch, June 1999

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