Bette Davis

50 years ago: Peace activist passes through Harford on way to see JFK

As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, December 6, 1962: Max Daetwyler, a 76-year-old man from Switzerland, passed through Harford County on his journey from New York to Washington, D.C. Daetwyler was an advocate of scrapping all armaments and destroying all nuclear weapons. He was hoping to gain an audience with President Kennedy while visiting Washington. Daetwyler walks carrying a white peace flag and a satchel containing souvenirs of a 1961 failed attempt to visit and talk to Fidel Castro in Cuba. Daetwyler was on his 14th day of his walk when he passed through Harford County. The Harford County Commissioners approved plans for the new county office building to be...