April 20, 1997

25 Years Ago

Water Colorist Exhibits In Baltimore—Hampstead artist, Rose W. Doster is exhibiting a painting entitled, “Hampstead Railroad Station” with the Baltimore Water Color Club, at the Turner
Auditorium, Johns Hopkins, Madison and Rutland Streets, Baltimore. The Show is open, free to the public and will run thru April 28. Henry Casser and Philip Jamison of the American, Watercolor Society, New York were Jurors for the show. The Gallery is open daily 9 to 5 except Sunday. The Carroll Record, April, 1972.

50 Years Ago

Clerk To Magistrate To Get $1800—The County Commissioners for Carroll County passed a resolution on April 11, fixing the salary or salaries of the trial magistrate or trial magistrates for the county beginning with the first Monday of May, 1947, at the following amounts, to be paid in equal monthly installments: In the event the bill providing for a single trial magistrate be approved by the Governor, the salary shall be $3,000 per annum; in the event this bill be not approved, then the salary of the trial magistrate sitting at Westminster shall be $2,400 per annum; and the salary of the other trial magistrate shall be $1,200 per annum; and that there be one clerk provided for the trial magistrate or magistrates, whose salary shall be $1,800 per annum, payable monthly, and whose office hours shall be from 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on week days, except on Saturday his hours shall be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Democratic Advocate, April 18, 1947.

75 Years Ago

BIG CORN PACK EXPECTED-500,000 Cases May Be The Limit-Tomato Canneries To Do Larger Business—Chain stores are “playing smash” with tomato canners. Practically they are the only ones that are buying canned goods, it is said, and they are selling them below cost, keeping the retailer and jobber off the market. Here in Carroll county the tomato packers are inclined to pursue a conservative course. Yet they think this year will be decidedly better than last season. Of course, this is a corn-packing territory, but they can’t find encouragement, they say, in selling a case of corn for 77 cents that cost 85 1-3 cents to pack. Two dozen empty cans cost 25 1/2 cents; the case they go in, 31 1/2 cents, and 24 labels cost 2 1/2 cents. Democratic Advocate, April 21, 1922.

100 Years Ago

Arbor Day at Martin’s School—Martin’s school, near, closed on the 15th inst.. Arbor Day was duly observed, ushered in by the school singing that grand inspiring national anthem, “America,” after which the exercises consisted in singing duets, trios, quartets, choruses, etc. by the school. Misses Maggie and Blanche Buffington, Bessie Shorb and Pearl Burns presided at the organ. The music, both vocal and instrumental, was interspersed with essays, dialogues, recitations and select readings. Among the pupils who deserve special notice were Alice Harman, Maggie and Blanche Buffington, Pearl Burns, Grover and Violet Koontz, Fannie Aring, Bessie Shorb, Addie Ohler, Carrie Bollinger, Verley Koontz, Whitefield Buffington, Horace Simpson and Charles Aring. Democratic Advocate, April 17, 1897.