Sunday, November 3, 2013

TIME MACHINE ... 1957, 1955, 1971, 1930, 1968

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April, 1957
(The Deseret News And Telegram- Salt Lake City, Utah)

11 Die In Crash Of Navy Plane

CHINCOTEAGUE, VA. (UP)- A Navy patrol bomber crashed and exploded in flames at the Chincoteague Naval Air Station Tuesday, killing all 11 persons aboard.

The twin-engined P2V6M struck the ground a short distance from the base, which is located six miles east of here on Virginia's eastern shore.

Police headquarters here said the plane apparently crashed on take-off.

"There was a crash which sounded like thunder here," a police officer said.

"We don't know whether the explosion happened in the air or on the ground, but we do know it could be heard six miles away."

The Navy said 11 men were on the plane and all were killed. The spokesman said the plane was on a routine flight from Chincoteague to the Marine base at Cherry Point, N.C.

The crash occurred 90 seconds after the patrol bomber took off on its flight, the Navy said.  


November, 1955
(Rome News Tribune- Rome, Ga.)

Maryland State Eyes 5th Unbeaten Season

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP)- Four unbeaten football seasons in the last seven and well on the way to another is Maryland State today.

That's Maryland State- not the University Of Maryland which you might think at first glance.

This year they're going side by side down the football victory trail with seven apiece and no defeats. Maryland State has scored 176 points to 19 for the opposition.

Behind the teams which was undefeated in 1949, 1950, 1953, and 1954 regular season schedules is Coach Vernon McCain. In his seven years he has the imposing record of 61 victories, 1 tie- and 5 defeats.


September, 1971 (Time Machine archive)

High School football was set to make its debut in Worcester County with teams in Snow Hill and Berlin but Pocomoke would not yet be fielding a team. The county commissioners had approved approximately $33,000 for each of the three High Schools for a football program. Pocomoke chose to use its first year funding for improvements to its athletic field, while continuing with its soccer program. Snow Hill and Berlin would continue their soccer programs as well. 


August, 1930
(Altoona Mirror- Altoona, Pa.)


Arthur E. Winter of this city, district governor of Rotary, is now at Ocean City, Md., officially visiting from that base a number of the Rotary clubs located in that part of the district. He is accompanied by Mrs. Winter and writes that he is receiving a royal reception from the clubmen down there.

Already Mr. Winter has visited the clubs at Pocomoke City, Princess Anne, Crisfield, Salisbury and Cambridge. Next week he goes to the northern part of the peninsula, spending two solid weeks in this trip of visitation. The cordiality extended is exceptional, according to Mr. Winter, receptions being held at each place visited by the Rotarians.

Mr. Winter returns to Ocean City each night and is taking advantages of ocean bathing and swimming several hours each day.


November, 1968

Pocomoke City residents were remembering long-time city attorney L. Paul Ewell who passed away at the age of 91. The Pocomoke native was admitted to the Bar in 1902 and retired from active law practice in 1966. Ewell was a past president of the Worcester County Bar Association and a charter member of the Pocomoke City Lions Club.


August, 1867
(The New York Times)

(News from Maryland's constitutional convention)

A new county to be called Wicomico, is authorized to be formed on the Eastern Shore, out of portions of Worcester and Somerset, should the majority of the people within the bounds of the proposed county declare for it by their votes.

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Anonymous said...

I remember the crash of the P2V Neptune. I was in first grade at Pocomoke Primary and the father of one of my classmates was the pilot. At the time I was too young to understand why Ricky and his mother moved away and never returned.

Your friend,

tk for PPE said...

Slim's comment brings to mind that a certain classmate of mine was late for school that day. I believe his father was stationed at the Chincoteague Base and a friend was one of those aboard the ill-fated plane. -tk