50 years ago:
Fred Fowble, the Westminster High School teacher found unconscious early Saturday on the Old Frederick Road near Hollofield, Howard County, told police he was assaulted by a young "hitchhiker." The assailant, who fled in his victim's automobile, struck Fowble on the head shortly after being picked up near the Patapsco River bridge. Fowble, thrown from the car, was found lying in the roadway by Andrew Huppler, a passing motorist, about 2 a.m. Huppler took the unconscious man to the Ellicott City Police Station. When he was revived, Fowble gave Patrolman Charles Linthicum an account of the assault. Fowble said he was returning to his home in Westminster from Baltimore when the youth, standing near the bridge, solicited a ride. After picking up the hitchhiker, Fowble reported he had driven about a quarter of a mile when he was struck on the head and lost consciousness. -- Democratic Advocate, July 2, 1948.
100 years ago:
All children wishing to take part in a flag parade on July 4 will please meet at Winchester Place at 6 o'clock in the evening, where they will be arranged in line. On account of the danger from accident, no lighted lanterns will be allowed in the parade. All little boys and girls are cordially invited to participate. -- Democratic Advocate, July 2, 1898.
Pub Date: 7/05/98