December 20, 1998

25 Years Ago

Heating Fuel Supply Adequate With Care But Cost Climbing—As the temperature dips and icicles form on the roofs and trees, a warm house provides a sense of security as well as protection. But this winter when you go inside to take refuge, an energy-crisis tip is to leave your sweater on. And you can expect the heat you do get to cost you more. This message, among others, was provided by the oil companies. Mr. Schaeffer, a spokesman for WALSH FUEL, says to expect a chilly winter, both inside and out. “We are only allocated 91 percent of what we got last year”. The Defense Department took the other percent. Walsh, which provides a great deal of the home heating fuel in the area, has been able to meet its customers needs so far. Mr. Schaeffer is pleased that “most customers are trying to conserve”. But things can easily get worse. The state has priority to take another 10 percent of the company’s oil for emergency allocations. And Shell, Walsh’s supplier, told them to expect more cuts. The Carroll Record, December 20, 1973.

50 Years Ago

Railroad Wreck Blocked Lineboro Crossing—Traffic was tied up for five hours early Tuesday in Lineboro, when five cars in a Western Maryland Railway freight train were derailed and fell across the highway blocking traffic. The derailment was caused by the breakdown of a wheel truck on the eighteenth car in the 40-car train, a railroad spokesman said. When the damaged car left the rails it pulled four others with it across the highway, which leads to the Hanover turnpike. The train, bound from Baltimore to Gettysburg, was crossing the highway when the derailment occurred shortly after 4 a.m. The railroad spokesman said the accident did not tie up the line, which is used only by freight trains, and that none of the crew was injured. He estimated the damage at less than $1,000. Democratic Advocate, December 17, 1948.

75 Years Ago

York Booze Vicious—Three young men of this city and four girls of Hanover, Pa., in a Dodge Sedan, hired from Walter F. Coppersmith, this city, came to grief at York Sunday evening when
the driver had an overload of York hooch under his belt. A State policeman noticed a car passing him in a zig-zag course and followed, but the parties were aware they were noticed by the cop and put on more speed, but were overhauled and the driver arrested. After the car was stopped the four girls jumped from the machine and ran toward Hanover. The car was brought home to Mr. Coppersmith Sunday night. The driver, a young man living in the East End of this city, is in York jail waiting funds to be released. Democratic Advocate, December 21, 1923.
100 Years Ago A Baltimore horse dealer came here last Saturday, after some previous correspondence, and purchased two horses from Bennett & Co. and four from Gloyd Lynch. References were given by the dealer, and notes, at short time, were accepted in payment. Learning that the purchaser was not financially responsible Bennett & Co. and Mr. Lynch made haste to recover the horses. They went to Baltimore and soon found their man, but he lied about the horses faster than either of them could trot. They hung to him however, secured a writ of replevin, and finally got the horses back, but had to go three miles in the country to get them. Democratic Advocate, December 17, 1898.