50 Years Ago* Mrs. H. B. Wilmer, of Philadelphia...


April 03, 1994|By Robert M. Pennington of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

50 Years Ago

* Mrs. H. B. Wilmer, of Philadelphia, presented the schooner yacht Elizabeth as a gift to the Naval Academy. Midshipman D. M. Saunders, commodore of the Academy Boat Club, accepted the yacht on behalf of the regiment of midshipmen. -- The Sun, April 5, 1944.

* Brush fires swept nearly 2,000 acres along the north shore of the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County. Firefighters, including Italian war prisoners from Fort Meade, fought the fires for more than five hours. -- The Sun, April 11, 1944.

* A 17-member Board of Visitors, composed of college heads, senators and representatives, began a four-day inspection of the Naval Academy. Midshipmen will stage a regimental parade for the visitors who include Rep. Sasscer of Maryland's Fifth District. -- The Sun, April 17, 1944.

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