This Week150 years ago in The SunNov. 10: Paving Bank...

THIS WEEK

November 10, 1996|By Fred Rasmussen

This Week

150 years ago in The Sun

Nov. 10: Paving Bank Street -- It has not been a great while since we spoke of the bad condition of Bank Street, between Bond and Bethel streets, and expressed the hope that it might soon be paved. As it stands, it is a positive nuisance -- a perfect mud puddle.

Nov. 16: TEETOTALLERS -- An English paper says, there are one million pledged teetotallers in the United Kingdom, of whom 30,000 belong to the Methodist Church.

100 years ago in The Sun

Nov. 10: Members of the Baltimore section of the National Council of Jewish Women are arranging to visit the first national convention of the society, which will commence next Sunday at Tuxedo Hall, New York City, and will continue for four days.

Nov. 14: During the recent session at Hagerstown, the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland provided by resolution for the appointment of a committee to suggest amendments to the laws governing commitments of the insane to hospitals and asylums and other matters connected with the relations of the State to the insane.

50 years ago in The Sun

Nov. 10: College Park, Md., Nov. 9 -- Meeting here today, the board of regents of the University of Maryland adopted a budget for 1948 totaling $4,047,749, an increase of $2,323,076 over the State appropriation for 1947.

Nov. 11: Gustavus Ober Jr., surety company official, died at 3 a.m. yesterday at the Union Memorial Hospital, after an illness of two weeks. He was 65. Mr. Ober was vice president of Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland, and for many years head of the firm of G. Ober and Sons Company, fertilizer manufacturers.

Nov. 14: Long considered a potential source of new revenue for Baltimore, a tax on cigarettes may instead become an additional means of income for the State of Maryland.

Pub Date: 11/10/96

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