February 5, 1995

25 Years Ago

Carroll County’s Heart Fund Goal Is Set At $12,000 – Mrs. R. V. Simpson Is Named District Chairman For Mt. Airy—Irvin Goodman Heads Entire County – Irvin Goodman, Carroll County Heart Fund Chairman, announced at the recent kick-off meeting that the goal for the 1970 campaign would be $12,000. In his greeting to the Area Chairmen and volunteers gathered at the Heart Association office in Westminster, Goodman emphasized the need for funds to combat disease of the heart and blood vessels which are responsible for more than half of all deaths in the United States each year. The volunteers, he stated, were the important key in enabling the Heart Association to help hearts. Dr. Sherman Chang, president of the Carroll County Heart Association, explained to those present that one of the primary goals of the Association is the prevention of Heart Disease and, since most of the money collected in Carroll County stays in Carroll County, the funds are put to work locally. Community Reporter, February 6, 1970.

50 Years Ago

FARMERS UNION IN WASHINGTON – Were in Conference with Senators Tydings and Radcliffe, and Cong. Baldwin Over Drafting Labor – C. C. Walsh, president of the Carroll County Educational and Cooperative Farmers Union with his legislative committee had a conference with United States Senators, Millard E. Tydings and George Radcliffe, Congressman H. Streett Baldwin, Second Cong. District, in their offices in Washington on Tuesday. The interview was held chiefly in regard to the drafting of farm labor for military services. Both Senators emphasized the fact that the men on the farm are not exempted because they are farmers but rather that they are soldiers of the soil to produce food
on a full time and not a part time basis. Democratic Advocate, February 2, 1945.

75 Years Ago

Slowly but surely is the chipmunk losing his reputation as a weather maker. Monday, being the day scheduled for him to emerge from his hiding place and take observations, was very foggy
obscuring the sun and there were no shadows visible, which at one time was supposed to mean six weeks of fair weather. The accuracy of this forecast since Monday can be judged by all.
Former Governor Frank Brown died early Tuesday morning after a long illness at his apartment at the Governor, Charles and Read streets, Baltimore. He was buried Thursday afternoon. Union Bridge Pilot, January 30, 1920.

100 Years Ago

Several persons in this city have received letters from friends asking them to send cancelled postage stamps to Miss Edna Brown, of Kanesville, Ills., and asking, further, that each one
sending such a letter write also to three friends preferring the same request. We haven’t space for particulars of the story this week, but will publish an article from the New York World, next week, explaining how, within a short time, the postoffice of the little village of Kanesville has been overwhelmed with letters for Miss Brown, who has been receiving ten to seventeen thousand such missives daily.  American Sentinel, February 2, 1895.