Dr. O.R. Scheller, Washington county health officer, in company with Dr. J. Hubert Wade, Boonsboro, went to the residence of McClellan Stouffer, Smoketown, yesterday and made an investigation and examination of Elias Davis, who is thought to be a victim of the “sleeping sickness.”
A large delegation of prominent and well-known farmers, headed by President David Oland and the Board of County Commissioners, called on Governor Harrington and the Good Roads Commission, Baltimore, Thursday, in the interest of constructing a federal aid highway between Buckeystown and Dawsonville, by way of Dickerson. The farmers laid stress upon the importance of the converting this highway into a good road and the Governor as well as the members of the roads commission seemed favorable to the improvement.
A barn raising was held yesterday at the home of Jacob Layman, Lewistown. Those who helped included Mr. and Mrs. Emmert Hessong, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Angleberger, Hilda Zimmerman, Margaret Keeney, Calvin and Glenn Putman, David Bowers, Ralph Stull, Worthington Angleerger, Lee Layman, Agnes Martin, Delmus Layman and Herman Layman.
Parental uproar and complaints about the introduction of sex education into the county schools has induced the Frederick County Board of Education to call a special meeting next week to review the materials being used in the program. Five county elementary schools are currently utilizing a “pilot” sex education program and there are plans to widen the base even further in the next school year. The five schools now teaching “Fundamentals of Sex Education” are Yellow Springs, Elm Street, Sabillasville, Urbana and Walkersville Elementary Schools.
Governor Thomas Johnson High School — the students, the teachers and the building — will be one of five high schools in the country featured in a film showing “outstanding school design.” A camera crew, headed by director Murray Fairbairn, is at the school today filming the building and activities. The crew has been filming since Wednesday and wraps up operations tomorrow.
County and state governmental offices will be closed for the Maryland Day observance March 25, but everything else will apparently remain open on normal schedule.
Two of the four students Maryland will be sending to a national middle school math competition will be from Frederick County. John Gardner, a Gov. Thomas Johnson Middle eighth-grader, and Justin Kelly, a homeschooled student, will make up half the team representing the Free State during the Mathcounts national meet in Washington in May.
Mr. Harry O. Smith, of Walkersville, well-known, respected and admired educator, jurist and community leader, died Friday, March 19, at Glade Valley Nursing and Rehabilitative Center in Walkersville. He was 90. “Harry O,” as he was affectionately known, served Frederick County schools for 44 years, from 1930 to 1974.