Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun article for January 14, 2001

25 Years Ago 

Town Library on the Move, to Open Soon — Furniture Moving Begins Tomorrow With Help of Kiwanians — Children and Adults will Help Transport Books  – Still perched in an attic-like room atop the town office, the Mt. Airy Public Library is about to swoop down into quarters of greater dignity and space.  Furniture moving with the help of Kiwanians begins tomorrow at 9 a.m.  Donuts and coffee will help fuel the move.  Monday afternoon town children will bring their books home from school and then carry more books – children’s books from the old library quarters to the new.  Thursday, January 6, adults will transport their books.  If all goes well, the shelves should be filled by January 9 when county and town dignitaries will grace the dedication of the new building.   Community Reporter, January 2, 1976.

50 Years Ago  

Primary Election Monday, June 24 — All Candidates and Committees Must File Certificates of Nominations by April 15, to be Eligible – The primary election in the State of Maryland will be held Monday, June 24, and the last day for any candidate to file is Monday.  April 15, before midnight.  On November 5 you will vote on the following officials:  Governor, United States Senator, Comptroller, Attorney General and Congressman.  The fee is $270 for each office.  The County offices are:  State Senator, 4 for House of Delegates, Clerk of the Court, Register of Wills, 3 members of County Commissioners, County Treasurer, State’s Attorney and County Surveyor.  It costs $25.00 for each office to be a candidate.  Besides the candidates for state, county offices there will be six to be elected to the Democratic State Central Committee and six in each district for County Central Committees.  These offices require no fee.  All you have to do is to fill out a certificate of nomination and file it with the Carroll County Board of Supervisors or its Attorney, Ralph G. Hoffman, this city.   Democratic Advocate, January 11, 1946.

75 Years Ago

McGinnis Distillery Robbed — Seven Guards and Watchman Shackled — 50 Believed in Gang — Five Trucks Hauled Away 71 Barrels and 32 Cases — the Value Estimated at $90,000 — Oldest Stock Taken — Ten Guards Stationed on Gorsuch Road — Handcuffs and Wire Used to Bind Prisoners — Telephone Wires Cut – A band of between 40 and 50 men entered the government liquor warehouse of McGinnis Distillery, near Carrollton, owned by and conducted under the name of the Industrial Grain and Products Corporation on Saturday night and hauled away 71 barrels of the oldest whisky and 32 cases of bottled stock, valued at $90,000 after tying up the guards.  Charles Thompson, the first guard attacked, was not necessarily at fault in allowing himself to be surrounded by the robbers.  There is an ice pond near the plant, frequented by residents of the neighborhood, and they passed by the distillery property to and from the pond, it was asserted.  Thompson thought the men who accosted him were skaters   Democratic Advocate, January 8, 1926.

100 Years Ago

In the two-men contest for the national championship at the annual tournament of the American Bowling Congress, at Chicago, on Thursday, C. L. Seybold, of Baltimore, and H. C. Albaugh, of this city, representing Maryland, stood third in a list of seventeen teams, their score having been 1,048.  The two higher scores were 1,060 and 1,076 respectively.  Seybold’s score was 520 and Albaugh’s 528.  In the single contest on the previous day Mr. Albaugh stood sixth in a long list of bowlers.   American Sentinel, January 12, 1901.