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Howard County joins in mourning JFK [History Matters]

From a Times article about the death of President Kennedy:

"Howard County joined this week in mourning for President John F. Kennedy, slain by an assassin's bullet on November 22.

"Court House, banks and business were closed on Monday, proclaimed a National Day of Mourning by the new president, Lyndon Johnson. Schools did not open, but few children were in sight on the streets and there was no laughter nor boisterous playing. Memorials were held in most churches. The Ministerium sponsored a joint service at Howard High School on Sunday night at 7:30.

"Flags flew at half mast at the Post Office, Police station and private homes. The flag at the Police Station, one of the first to mark the President's death, was lowered immediately upon receipt of the news over the radio. The Police department also telegraphed condolences to Mrs. Kennedy.

"The County Commissioners in expressing the feelings of the residents, passed this resolution:

"It is therefore this twenty fourth day of November, 1963, by the Board of County Commissioners of Howard County, Maryland, resolved this Board, on behalf of the citizens of Howard County, joins the State of Maryland and the United States of America in proclaiming its profound sorrow and regret at the death of the President of the United States of America, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and it is further resolved that personal condolences are hereby extended to the family of the late president"

November 1927

Be my guest

From the social column:

"Miss Frances Morris, of the University of Maryland, John Morris, of Newark, N.J., and Albert Ady, of Bel Air, were the Thanksgiving guests of Dr. and Mrs. J.N. Morris.

"Douglas Waesche, of the University of Maryland, spent the Thanksgiving holidays at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. Fred Waesche.

"Lieutenant and Mrs. Charles A. Kohls, of Washington, spent Thanksgiving with the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kohls."

November 1889

The metropolis is agitated

"From the "Baltimore Affairs" section of the Times:

"Matters More or Less Important Agitating the Metropolis

"The Maryland State Grange met Tuesday at the hall of the Young Men's Christian Association in seventeenth annual session. There was an unusually large attendance for an opening day, including many lady grangers. Among the State officers are the following: Master, Henry M. Murray, Anne Arundel County; overseer, John W. Corey, Kent; lecturer, Dr. Thomas Welsh, Anne Arundel; steward, Thos. S. Iglehart, Anne Arundel; chaplain, Luther M. Brashears, Prince Georges; secretary, W.W. B. Sands, Baltimore."

"Master Murray, in his report, says that it is true the past year has not been as prosperous one as the Maryland farmers would wish. They have had to face poor crops and poorer prices. But even this is no reason why they should lose heart or repine. It should rather arouse them to more diligent efforts to put into practice the principles of the order, and to leave no stone unturned to shrink from no sacrifice of personal prejudice, to better their condition by all righteous means."

Master Murray's admonishment "to leave no stone unturned" was certainly appropriate in a farming report.

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