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TIME MACHINE ... 1959, 1915, 1928, 1977, 1930

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November, 1959
(Ocala Star Banner- Ocala, Fla.)

Radio Transmitter Hurled Into Space


WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP)- A five-stage rocket hurled a tiny radio transmitter 1,050 statute miles into a cold, cloudless sky today. The nose cone dropped into the Atlantic about 28-minutes later some 800 miles off shore.

The instruments it carried aloft sent back new information on the electronic density of space more than 800 miles up.

The vapor trail and smoke left as the rocket roared upward could be seen along most of this Delaware-Maryland-Virginia peninsula. There was virtually no wind and the long column hung motionless for several minutes.

The shoot was conducted by the Army's Ballistic Research Laboratory based at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md., in cooperation with the National Aeronautics And Space Administration.

The Army said all phases of the shoot - dubbed "Strongarm" - performed just as expected.

The Army plans to use the information for military purposes. It now will know more accurately what type of space intercontinental ballistic missiles and anti-ICBMs will be operating in.

January 1915

What may have started as a routine overnight boarding for passengers on the Chesapeake Bay steamer "Maryland" from departure points along the Pocomoke River and other lower Eastern Shore locations ended in a harrowing experience. After crossing the bay en route to Baltimore the steamer caught fire. Most of the passengers were in their berths at the time. Some of the frightened passengers donned life belts and jumped into the icy bay waters attempting to swim ashore. Two night liners from Norfolk to Baltimore arrived promptly to offer assistance and other smaller boats soon were on the scene. The steamer carried 76 passengers and a crew of 32. All were safely accounted for with apparently no serious injuries. The steamer was beached at the mouth of the Magothy River and burned to the water's edge. In addition to $10,000 loss in cargo the value of passengers' personal possessions was expected to reach a high mark. The steamer's value was placed at $120,000.

July, 1928
(The Delmarva Star- Wilmington, Del.)

Firemen to Parade in Stockton, Md.

Ocean City, Md., July 28.- The first annual meeting and parade of the Worcester County Volunteer Firemen's Association, will be held next Wednesday afternoon and evening at Stockton, Md., it is announced by Frank W. Truitt, president of the association.

The Worcester County Association of Volunteer Firemen was recently organized in Snow Hill and comprises members, among the Berlin, Ocean City, Snow Hill, Pocomoke City, and Stockton fire companies.

Following a business session in the Stockton High School auditorium, a parade of the five fire companies, led by the Ocean City Fireman's Band, will be held. At the same time the annual benefit supper of the Stockton Fire Company will be in progress.

Officers of the county firemen's association are: President, Frank W. Truitt, Ocean City; vice-president Edward Dashiell, Snow Hill; secretary-treasurer, George W. Dryden, Stockton, Md.  


April, 1977
(The Daily Times- Salisbury)


Roger Evans Speeds To Second U.S. 13 Victory

DELMAR- Roger Evans of Pocomoke City, Md., drove his '67 Camero "Blue Dolphin" to another Super Pro Eliminator tile Easter Sunday at the U.S. 13 Dragway.

It was the second win in three outings for the Brown's Outboard Motor Service sponsored car.

The final Super Pro run of the day matched Evans and last week's winner, Vernon Russell of Dover, Del., against each other.

Russell was left at the starting line as the "Blue Dolphin" streaked to a final run of 10:32 seconds, 131.58 miles per hour.

Evans' consistency behind the wheel has resulted in total winnings of $400 so far.

The Super Pro class is limited to the eight fastest cars in competition on any given Sunday, as determined by their best qualifying times.

Edward Smith of Pocomoke City, Md., snapped the win streak of two in a row that Robin Lewers of Temperanceville, Va., had going by taking the Heavy Eliminator title.

March, 1930
(Salisbury Times)


MARVA Theatre..Pocomoke City, Md.

Monday..Tuesday..Wednesday.. March 31, April 1, 2- "SONNY BOY" AND HIS DADDY, BACK AGAIN TO TUG AT YOUR HEARTSTRINGS ALL ANEW. Al Jolson in "Say It With Songs" with Davey Lee, Kenneth Thompson, Marian Nixon, Fred Kabler. Coming April 25th.. Gold Diggers Of Broadway.

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