20-50-100 years ago — April 23 | News


This date was a Sunday. The Frederick News-Post does not currently publish a Sunday edition.

This date was a Sunday. The Frederick News-Post does not currently publish a Sunday edition.

A man who told a teller he wanted to break into her vault robbed the bank on Monday once she took him into the vault. The robber showed no weapon but announced with a note that he was armed with explosives, the Frederick Police Department said. No one was injured in the 12:03 a.m. robbery at Provident Bank at 1003 W. Patrick St., Lt. Tom Chase said. The bank robbery was the first of two robberies reported to Frederick police on Monday in just over an hour. The second robbery took place at 1.20pm when two men restrained the resident of a townhouse in the 100 block of West South Street. No arrests have been made in either crime.

Extensive testing for anthrax spores was conducted over the weekend at USAMRIID’s main building in Fort Detrick, and officials said Monday it was safe for employees to return to work. On Friday, officials from the US Army’s Institute for Infectious Disease Medical Research reported that a swab earlier last week detected anthrax spores in a hallway and office in Building 1425, where find USAMRIID’s high-security testing labs.

According to a report by Mayor Winslow Burhans, residents of New Market Town could choose to hook up their homes to a new public water system or continue to rely on their wells, but possibly pay a nominal fee. The 29-page document, released on Friday, sets out the methods, costs and conditions for bringing public water to the city, a decades-old idea tied to long-stalled development plans. Currently, the municipality relies solely on private wells.

More than a dozen shots were fired between three Prohibition officers and Frank A. Lutz, of near Knoxville, when officers attempted to gain admission to the latter’s home between 1 and 2 a.m. yesterday morning to seek liquor without a warrant, it was said. In the shooting, Charles Meyer, president of Outerbridge Horsey Distillery, near Burkittsville, received a minor gunshot wound to the arm. The injury is not serious, they say.

The recent spell of wet and cold weather has had a most disastrous effect on the hens in Frederick County. Hens are extremely capricious and the weather plays an important role in their lives. When the sun is shining and everything is clear and beautiful, they sing and are happy and lay many eggs for the enjoyment and benefit of their owners. But just let the sun hide behind the clouds for a few days, and the hens’ spirits drop to ground zero, they become sullen and discouraged, and production ceases.

Already signs of unusually cleanliness are appearing in the city as it is in the midst of spring cleaning. As regularly as the birds begin to sing in the spring and the flowers bloom, the Frederick Housewives whip out their mops, brooms, dust rags and other implements of war and begin the laborious but pleasant task of “cleaning the house.” .

Rescue volunteers found a drowned man Sunday in the Potomac River at Noland’s Ferry, 12 miles from where his boat capsized on April 15. The Knoxville man’s body was lodged in bushes 25 feet southwest of Noland’s Island, police said. Brunswick Rescue Team volunteer Harry F. Barnhouse Sr. found the body, ending an eight-day search.

A whitewater expedition left a canoeist in critical condition at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Eugene D. Mills, of Milford, Del., was one of two men injured in a canoeing accident in the Potomac River near Harpers Ferry, W.Va., and pulled from the fast stream by an Explorer Scout. Mills and Robert Farley, of Lincoln, Del., Washington County Sgt. Lawrence Fiorita of the state Department of Natural Resources said he was injured shortly after noon when their canoe pulled over Dam No. 3, a 4-foot barrier across the river.

For a county in the midst of a drought emergency, things are looking pretty green. The rain that has fallen in recent weeks has come at a good time for farmers planting and for vegetation emerging from winter dormancy. But the timing of the rains, after a long, dry winter, is one of the factors that can contribute to worsening drought, according to Frederick County utility manager Mike Marschner. “A mature 50-year-old tree uses 200 to 400 gallons of water a day,” Marschner said. “Trees use a lot more water now than when they were dormant.”

An internal Army investigation into anthrax contamination outside a Fort Detrick lab is focusing on a scientist who discovered the spores while performing unauthorized tests, an army commander said Tuesday. army. It was also revealed on Tuesday that over the weekend there was a brief fear that anthrax contamination had spread to a laundry service in Frederick contracted to clean scrub suits and towels used in the Bacteriological Warfare Defense Laboratories at Fort Detrick. The fear proved unfounded when extensive testing at the laundromat failed to detect anthrax, but the incident sparked fears among laundry workers and city and state officials.


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