August 23, 1998

25 Years Ago

Smoking OK Extended—The Carroll County School Board, at a special meeting last week, extended the High School student smoking policy, at least until December when they will again review the issue. The decision by the Board to extend the present policy was based on reports that followed a one year period during which students were allowed to smoke outside school buildings in designated areas, if they had parental permission. According to reports from individual high schools in the county, conditions of lavatories improved (there was less smoking in lavatories) in three of the four high schools in the county while the smoking policy was in existence. It was also reported that suspension rates had dropped. Along with the extension of the smoking policy, is the ruling that in the future the decision concerning suspension will be left to the discretion of the principal of the school. Previously, first offenders of the smoking rules were suspended. Now, however, the principal is under no obligation to suspend a first time offender. The Carroll Record, August 23, 1973.

50 Years Ago

Mrs. Chas. A. Morrow’s Famous Beef Curry – By Helen McCully in McCall’s Magazine—If Vassar College gave honors to students who could make applesauce successfully on a sterno while
pursuing the philosophy of Nietzsche “Bee” Belser, Morrow would have graduated with even more distinction than she did. When Mrs. Morrow left college she had a sheepskin tucked under her arm, and the way to make good applesauce, pea soup and puff pastry tucked in her mind. An old combination of accomplishments, you’ll have to admit. Indicative, however, of the character of a girl who is pretty enough to do no more than dance her way through life. That she has done her share of dancing in Honolulu, Paris and New York, no one would deny. But today, established on one of Carroll county’s handsomest farms with her Navy husband turned farmer, she’d rather drive a tractor than waltz her pretty feet off at the Waldorf. English Chance Farm, as the Morrow acres are called, is primarily a beef cattle farm with an accredited herd of the famous Black Angus. The lord and master handles this end of the farm work entirely while his bonny wife looks after the pigs and chickens, keeps the books, runs the house single-handed and lends a hand at haying time. Lends a hand is rank understatement, for it
involves not only helping to haul the hay but, many days during the harvest preparing a huge country dinner for as many as 14 farmers. Democratic Advocate, August 27, 1948.

75 Years Ago

Hyman Israel, Union Bridge had a thrill last Wednesday night when he was awakened by a noise at his bedroom window. Armed with a flashlight and revolver he made an investigation when he saw a man running away and found a ladder placed to his window. This was following pay day and the supposition is that the intruder was of the opinion that Mr. Israel had taken in considerable money and it would be a good time to visit him. Democratic Advocate,August 24, 1923.

100 Years Ago

Tournament in Franklin District—Everything was favorable to the tournament held in Crawford’s grove, near Taylorsville, on Wednesday. Notwithstanding the intense heat a large number of ladies and gentlemen were present. Two sets of knights—professional and amateur—contended for the prizes and the privilege of naming the queens and their maids of honor. In the professional class Winfield C. Wetzell, Knight of Dewey, won the first prize and named Miss Bessie Young, of Baltimore, queen of love and beauty. George P. Beasman, Knight of Freedom, was second, and named Miss Ruth Davis, of Baltimore, first maid of honor; William Amoss, Knight of Woodvale, third, named Miss Teresa