By Louise Vest
September 7, 2011
100 Years Ago
"C" Cup for Cash
In the Times' notes from all over:
"Mrs. A.A. McCormick, of Chicago, was robbed of a hand bag containing $2,200. There is only one safe place for a woman to carry her money when travelling but modesty prevents our designating this or these, being singular one way, and plural the other."
Too cute. But with that kind of money, her cup, or cups, would have runneth over with greenbacks. And that's a lot of money for 2011, let alone 1911, so my question would have been: "Where was she going with the cash?"
75 Years Ago
In two months, Nov. 3, 1936, a presidential election would be held, so in September, Howard Countians were gearing up for elections with rallies, as the Times reported:
"Democratic Rally At Ellicott City September 17th
Senator Barkley, convention Keynoter, Principal Speaker - Young Democrats Sponsor Meeting: Howard County will be the scene of one of the earliest Democratic efforts in the Presidential campaign. It was announced yesterday that Senator Allen W. Barkley of Kentucky will be the principal speaker at a rally to be held in Ellicott City on September 17.
Senator Barkley was the keynoter at the recent Democratic National convention in Philadelphia and performed the same duty in 1933. He was one of the outstanding speakers of the U.S. Senate and has been a stalwart supporter of President Roosevelt.
Announcement of the visits of Senator Barkley was made by Senator Radcliffe, Senator Millard E. Tydings, Mayor Howard W. Jackson, Attorney General Herbert R. O'Connor, State Senator Joseph L. Donovan and Congressman Stephen W. Gambrill. William G. Gassaway will preside. ... ."
New York Keynoter and music
"Speakers for Republican Rally are Announced
Hon. Criswell McLaughlin prominent lawyer and Republican of New York will attend the Young Men's Republican Club mass meeting to be held at Brendel's Manor Park where he will be a guest speaker.
This announcement was made this morning to Phillip L. Laumann, president of the Republican club after he had communicated with Mr. McLaughlin at his New York office late yesterday afternoon.
Other speakers at the Republican rally will be Governor Harry W. Nice, Hon. William P. Lawson, chairman of the Republican State Central Committee of Maryland, Roscoe G. Rowe, candidate for Congress from the Fifth Congressional District and several prominent Howard County party workers.
Following the mass meeting a dance will be held from 10 o'clock until 2 with a Baltimore orchestra furnishing the music."
50 Years Ago
From the social column
"Lt. and Mrs. Richard Edgar of Woodlawn Farms, Old Annapolis road have announced the birth of a first child, a daughter, Stephanie Rogers, born September 5 at Bethesda Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland.
Miss Barbara McNamara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay McNamara of Wilton avenue, has recently left for Cincinnati, Ohio, where she will do graduate work in educational psychology.
Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Huntley of Whitehall road, have recently returned from Dougle Lake, Peliston, Michigan where they have a summer cottage. On September 14 the Huntley's daughter, Miss Jan Huntley, will leave for Duke University with her parents by car. On the return trip from North Carolina, Mrs. Huntley will visit with a former college roommate."
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