Remembering Dorchester, Nov. 28, 2018

This is the 400 block of Willis Street in Cambridge during the blizzard of 1979. This was posted on Cambridge Maryland Memories Facebook by Jay Meredith. Do you have pictures of memories in Dorchester County you would like to share. If you do you can submit them to eyeore@newszap.com.

This is the 400 block of Willis Street in Cambridge during the blizzard of 1979. This was posted on Cambridge Maryland Memories Facebook by Jay Meredith. Do you have pictures of memories in Dorchester County you would like to share. If you do you can submit them to eyeore@newszap.com.

From the pages of the Banner

25 years ago
A packed house of family, friends, and visiting dignitaries were at the Dorchester Post 91, American Legion Saturday to pay tribute to retiring State Senator Frederick C. Malkus (D-37). The event was sponsored by a coalition of veterans’ organizations and was billed as “a veterans’ salute” to the former U.S. Army major and World War II soldier who received Battle Stars for service at Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Central Europe and the Rhineland.

Most of the evening’s testimonial speeches, however, focused on Mr. Malkus’ storied career in the Maryland General Assembly, which began in the House of Delegates in 1946 and continued when he was elected to the State Senate in 1950. Several pillars of the state’s political establishment were on hand with colorful anecdotes about the man whose name is immortalized on the bridge just outside the banquet site.

“Fred has given 48 years of service to this wonderful county, and has always looked to preserve the area’s interests,” said State Comptroller and former Maryland Senate President Louis Goldstein, who attended the University of Maryland Law School with Mr. Malkus.
He recalled the 1951 General Assembly session, when then-Gov. Theodore McKeldin proposed a state highway development program which didn’t provide for Maryland’s rural roads. According to Mr. Goldstein, then a state senator from Southern Maryland, “Fred and I heated them real hot.”

75 years ago
Just how much a home town paper means to a boy or girl in service was expressed Saturday by Russell Robinson, of the U.S. Coast Guard. Mr. Robinson has been in the service for more than two years, and just as soon as he left Cambridge, he subscribed to the Banner, which has been following him wherever he went.

He stated that the paper meant everything to him, and that it is the first thing that he reads when he comes in to port. Mr. Robinson said that he felt just as if he were right in touch with the people whom he reads about in the newspaper.

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Dave Ryan is editor of the Dorchester Banner. He can be reached at dryan@newszap.com.

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