April 19, 1998

25 Years Ago

Vandalism Forces Legal Action By Lions—At the regular meeting of the Hampstead Lions Club a discussion on the increased vandalism to the community playground was held. The 26-acre park and recreation facility operated by the Hampstead Lions Club for the community and public use has been the scene of destruction of property more and more each year. The most recent damage being by automobiles driven through the baseball field, cutting deep ditches into the sod in figure eight ruts. In the past cement park benches have been overturned and broken, windows broken in the pavilion, toilet fixtures broken, signs painted with bright colored paint and several pieces of small children’s play equipment broken. The play field chairman reported on the increased problem with mini-bikes being ridden over the baseball fields while small children are playing and Little League games being held. After much discussion the members voted unanimously to bar all motorized bikes from the park, and prosecute anyone caught defacing or destroying property to the fullest extent of the law. The Carroll Record, April 19, 1973.

50 Years Ago

LEVI D. FRIZZELL AGED 100 DIES—Levi D. Frizzell, believed to have been Carroll county’s oldest and best known resident, died Friday night at 7:30 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert Gosnell at Morgan, aged 100 years, 5 months and 10 days. Mr. Frizzell marked his 100th birthday last October 29 and he appeared in excellent health until a week ago when he became ill. For many years he lived in Mt. Airy, where he was favorable known in the community. He was a native of Carroll county, being a son of the late Jesse W. and Rosanna Demmitt Frizzell. His wife, Virginia Frizzell, predeceased him by 42 years. In addition to five children, the deceased is survived by 52 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. Democratic Advocate, April 16, 1948.

75 Years Ago

CROSSING UNGARDED-Five Men Injured By Running Into Locomotive At Union Bridge— Phillip Weller, Earland Hann, Theo. Crouse, Oswarld Hamburg and John Eline were injured in Union Bridge Monday morning when Mr. Weller drove his machine into the locomotive of the fast mail as it was speeding into the Station with the gates up. The above men were employed at the Union Bridge Cement plant and were on their way to the plant for their day’s duties when injured. The fast mail which passes through the town early in the morning was about 30 minutes late, it is said, on Monday morning, and as each train stops at the tipple to coal and water, the watchman at the crossing was under the opinion that the train would stop as usual to take coal and water, and went to attend to some other duties. The train did not stop, but came on into town with the gates up, allowing the crossing to be unprotected. As the engine passed over the crossing the automobile banged into the engine about midship, tearing the front of the machine to pieces. One wheel of the auto went down the track just missing the operator who was to give orders to the engineer and the other parts were scattered around over the platform. Democratic Advocate, April 20, 1923.

100 Years Ago

Base Ball at Union Mills—The Littlestown team being unable to play the Union Mills team last Monday as was announced in last week’s ADVOCATE, arrangements were made for a game with the Westminster team. About 2 o’clock the boys arrived scarcely expecting the overwhelming defeat that awaited them. At the end of the first inning it was apparent that our boys were much superior to the visiting team. The whole game was one sided, the only remarkable features being the terrific way in which the Westminster boys fanned the wind and the brilliant  errors made by their fielders. Score by Innings: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Westminster 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 2-5 Union Mills 12 4 4 1 0 0 1 8 x-30 Union Mills Battery—Stonesifer, and Frock, Westminster Battery—Vanfosen, Zengraf and Shriver. American Sentinel, April, 16 1898