50 years agoGovernor Lane and the Federal Works...


January 25, 1998|By Robert M. Pennington from the archives of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society.

50 years ago

Governor Lane and the Federal Works Administration reached an agreement for financing the proposed Chesapeake Bay bridge. Tolls should be charged only as long as is necessary to pay for the bridge. -- The Sun, Jan. 6, 1948.

Monthly town meetings will be resumed at Annapolis Jan. 27 at St. John's College. Town meetings were held before the war and are being resumed as a project of the citizens committee. -- The Sun, Jan. 10, 1948.

Superintendent James Holloway of the U.S. Naval Academy has announced that Navy will scrap its system of bringing in from the fleet an officer to coach who had football experience. Instead a "big name civilian mentor" will be named. -- The Sun, Jan. 13, 1948.

Navy fought off a late rally by the University of Maryland cagers to capture a 51-47 basketball victory. Searle of Navy was the high scorer with 18 points. -- The Sun, Jan. 15, 1948.

Judge William J. McWilliams of the Circuit Court of Anne Arundel County upheld the opinion of Attorney General Hall Hammond that the sales tax is an appropriation measure not subject to a public referendum. -- The Sun, Jan. 18, 1948.

Citizens were asked to stay home as the worst snowstorm of the year hit. -- The Sun, Jan. 31, 1948.

Pub Date: 1/25/98

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