Wallace beats Brewster in Harford gubernatorial primary [50 years ago]

As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, May 21, 1964:

Gov. George Wallace won a majority vote in the Harford County over Sen. Daniel Brewster in the Democratic presidential primary held this week in 1964. Also Harford countian Joseph Tydings won a majority vote over his opponent Comptroller Louis Goldstein for the U.S. Democratic Senate nomination.

Jane Amoss was crowned Harford Dairy Princess. The 19-year-old Towson State College student would represent Harford County in the Maryland Dairy Princess contest at the Sheraton-Belvedere Hotel on June 12, 1964. Amoss would also accept invitations to speak on behalf of the dairy industry to any organized civic or agricultural group in the county.

Clark's Stationery Store at the corner of Main and Office streets in Bel Air was the scene of an accident. The 17-year-old driver said she turned onto Main Street from Courtland Street and while attempting to miss a squirrel, ran over a fire hydrant, ran up on the sidewalk, clipped an evergreen tree and a trash can and crashed into the front of the store doing several thousand dollars of damage. The driver, who had just received her license a week earlier, and her passenger were unharmed in the accident.

Armed Forces Day was celebrated in downtown Bel Air with a parade led by the Bel Air High School band.

The 15th annual Armed Forces Day was celebrated at the Aberdeen Proving Ground with more than 23,000 visitors. The highlight of the day's activities were firing demonstrations conducted on the Proving Grounds Main Front. The newest Army weapon system was the M60 machine guns mounted on fast maneuverable helicopters. An armed helicopter swooped down on targets in front of the grandstands full of spectators. The Maryland Air National Guard's 17th Tactical Fighter Group awed visitors with nine F-36 jets which performed precision formation flights and demonstrated their maneuverability. Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts had fun with the armored vehicles, artillery pieces and missile displays set up by the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School.

A First Aid and Rescue competition was held at the Joppa-Magnolia fire house. Six teams competed while 200 spectators looked on. The purpose of the competition was to stimulate practice and thoughtfulness in handling patients. Two teams tied for first place with the Bel Air and Level fire companies receiving the same number of points, so a playoff was necessary. Level beat Bel Air for the Martin Co. Trophy by winning the playoff.

The Senior Band of North Harford High School was invited to WGAL-TV in Lancaster, Pa., to prepare a video for broadcast on June 20, 1964. The program, which would air in color, would include marches, concert selections, a French horn quartet and Latin American numbers. The half-hour program also included a special number by the North Harford Stage Band.

Trout was continually being stocked in Deer Creek in the Rocks Park section of the county. The State Game and Inland Fish Commission had already stocked approximately 8,500 brook, brown and rainbow trout in an 8.5 mile section. This was the first year for the trout stocking in this area.

At the Bel Air Theatre: "Mail Order Bride," starring Buddy Ebsen, Keir Dullea and Lois Nettleton, was showing with "A Global Affair," starring Bob Hope and The Global Girls.

Shop at Klein's and save! Fresh ground beef was 49 cents a pound; chickens 29 cents a pound; fresh pork shoulders 29 cents a pound; and luncheon meat 39 cents a pound. Klein's Forest Hill was 4 miles north of Bel Air on Route 24 at the Cross Roads.

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