75 Years Ago* Legislation to increase the number of...


December 27, 1992|By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

75 Years Ago

* Legislation to increase the number of midshipmen at the Naval Academy to 3,076 will be introduced in Congress. Of this number, 1,000 will be from the ranks. Annapolis and the Academy are bracing for the coming strain on the facilities. The Sun, Dec. 4, 1917.

* Beginning Dec. 11, all large loaves of bread, large rye and kimmel, will be 16 cents a loaf; all other loaves will be sold at 8 cents. Grocers are demanding the right to charge 9 cents a loaf for a 2-cent profit per loaf. The Sun, Dec. 10, 1917.

* The Mayor and Annapolis City Council have set the tax rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918 at 95 cents on each $100 of assessable property. The Sun, Dec. 11, 1917.

* Budget hearings before Gov. Harrington included a delegation from Anne Arundel County in the interest of an increased appropriation for the Anne Arundel Academy at Millersville. For years, its appropriation was $8,000, but had been reduced to $2,000. The Sun, Dec. 18, 1917.

* The Salvation Army has opened a hutment at Odenton for soldiers at Camp Meade at a cost of $5,000. It will be open 24 yours a day for spiritual and temporal welfare. The Sun, Dec. 22, 1917.

* The Annapolis Company of the Second Maryland Infantry, more commonly termed Home Guards, was mustered into state service. The full complement of the company is 63 men who select their own officers. The Sun, Dec. 18, 1917.

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