50 years ago Navy Midshipman David D. Davison, 19, was...


November 16, 1997|By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

50 years ago Navy Midshipman David D. Davison, 19, was swept overboard during a Chesapeake Bay boat race. Unnoticed, he was forced to swim 2 1/2 hours in the chilly waters before reaching shore. -- The Sun, Nov. 4, 1947.

Capt. Jesse R. Wallace of the Naval Academy has advised hunters to watch out for rabbit fever in the cottontails they shoot. He advises handling with rubber gloves and boiling the meat 20 minutes. -- The Sun, Nov. 20, 1947.

School lunches in 14 schools will be 30 cents instead of a quarter, beginning Monday, according to Lee W. Adkins, director of cafeterias. -- The Sun, Nov. 25, 1947.

Army defeated the Naval Academy by a score of 21-0 before 101,500 in Philadelphia. Army coach Earl Blaik said it was their best game of the year against a fine Navy team. -- The Sun, Nov. 30, 1947.

Pub Date: 11/16/97

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