75 Years Ago* Anne Arundel County recruits now at Camp...


June 20, 1993

75 Years Ago

* Anne Arundel County recruits now at Camp Meade may com back to the county to work on farms where needed during the busy season this summer. The necessary authority is given in General Order No. 31, War Department. -- The Sun, June 3, 1918.

* All men aged 21 must register for draft army service. The thre county registration places are Annapolis, Harwood for South County and Brooklyn for North County. -- Anne Arundel County Kuethe Library files, June 4, 1918.

* Oystermen of Anne Arundel County are being encouraged t hold their oysters during the warm weeks of September and early October. Those who comply may have one to 30 acres of bottom bedding ground in the bay and a guaranteed minimum price of at least 60 cents a bushel, if they wait. -- The Sun, June 5, 1918.

* Machinery for an addition to the ice plant of Parlett and Parlet in Annapolis will increase its capacity from 50 tons to 76 tons a day. A recent fire to the Annapolis Ice Company left Parlett and Parlett the only plant in the city. The company supplies ice to the Naval Academy and with the advent of hot weather, the supply for the city will be limited. -- The Sun, June 20, 1918.

* Anne Arundel County, along with the rest of the nation, will g on sugar rations Monday. The allowance will be three pounds per individual per month. A "sugar pledge" will be required at purchase to include a no hoarding pledge. Eating places will be allowed three pounds for 90 meals. The price of sugar will rise to 9 cents per pound. -- The Sun, June 27, 1918.

Compiled by Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

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