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History Matters: Cub Scouts delve into Heroes and Books

Saint Agnes HospitalWorld War II (1939-1945)

100 Years Ago

The social scene

"The oyster supper held last Friday and Saturday nights for the benefit of the Lutheran Sunday School proved quite a success.

"Mr. and Mrs. Spaulding G. Davis spent the week end with friends in Washington.

"Mr. George Andrews of Baltimore spent Sunday with friends in the neighborhood.

"Miss Marie George has returned to her home in Baltimore, after visiting in the neighborhood.

"Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bosley have returned home to Baltimore, after visiting relatives in the neighborhood.

"Mrs. Fanny Shear near, Mt. Airy, spent several day with relatives here.

"Miss Margaret Hood of Mt. Airy, spent from Friday until Sunday with Miss LaRue Gunn."

75 Years Ago

Pindell party

From the Times social column: "Mr. and Mrs. Pindell had a few friends in Saturday evening."

50 Years Ago

The right guy

Scaggsville/Fulton social column briefs:

"Mrs. Ellsworth Allen of Harding Road visited last Monday with Mrs. Margaret Collins of Scaggsville Road.

"Mr. and Mrs. Walter Coon, and Mrs. Margaret Blankenship all of Harding Road visited last weekend in West Virginia.

"The October Cub Scout Pack meeting had as their theme Heroes and Books. Each den put on an individual den skit. Thirty-three boys and their parents attended this meeting. Six new boys who were accepted into the Pack and received Bob Cat pins were: Alton Harvey, Paul Cunzeman, Ricky Jenkins, Mark Fanning, Raymond Bushong and Gary Rogers."

From the Savage social column:

"Community Thanksgiving Services will be held at the Bethel Assembly of God Church with all other churches participant.

"Mr. Mark Fockler is a patient at St. Agnes Hospital.

"Jeff Phelps is recuperating from a tonsillectomy performed last week.

"Twenty members of the W.S.C.S. attended the monthly meeting at the home of Mrs. Dorothy Mewshaw with Mrs. Grace Phelps co-hostess. The next meeting will take place on December 8 with a covered dish. Christmas Supper at the Methodist church.

"Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Rushing spent the weekend visiting Mr. and Mrs. Steve Atkinson and girls to South Charleston. W.Va."

It's easy to get Charles Town, W.Va., and Charleston, W. Va., confused, but the Rushings had to go farther southwest of Charles Town to get to Charleston to call on the Atkinsons. Charleston is the capital of West Virginia and where Daniel Boone once lived. Another claim to fame is that the town's Yeager Airport is named for flier Chuck Yeager, who lived in the neighboring county of Lincoln. (He was featured in the book/movie "The Right Stuff.")

General Yeager began his career as a mechanic, but during World War II he became a P-51 Mustang fighter pilot. After the war he became a test pilot and the much-decorated aviator was the first to break the sound barrier on Oct. 14, 1947.

But the guy is still in the news as just last month, to commemorate the 65th anniversary of his breaking the sound barrier, 89-year-old Yeager flew an F15 Eagle and again broke the sound barrier.

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