Since 1949…

 

Fitz and Misfits began as a newspaper column in The Daily Athenaeum (Morgantown, West Virginia) in the late autumn of 1949 with a campaign that resulted in the organization of a Campus Christmas Cheer Fund supporting the Salvation Army’s yuletide efforts. It continued in the Cecil Whig (Elkton, Maryland) where its most notable effort, protesting secret Town Council meetings, triggered a movement that produced Maryland’s first Open Meetings Law in 1953. Since 1963, readers of The Fincastle Herald have endured its intermittent attentions, including stimulation of an effort that changed Botetourt County from a three-district government to a five-district government, following the One-Man, One-Vote decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.

 
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