Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun article for January 21, 2001

25 Years Ago

Mt. Airy Citizens to Vote Monday on Water System Bond Issue – Voters in Mt. Airy will decide on Monday, January 5, whether the town will borrow $210,000 through a bond issue to improve its water system.  If approved the town will open the bond for bidding at no higher than 6.5 percent interest to be paid over 15 years.  Funds for the bond will come primarily from water and sewer hookup fees which now amount to $1,300 per unit.  The bond will pay for the attachment of a new well to the town system and for additions to the distribution system.   Community Reporter, January 2, 1976.

50 Years Ago

County High School Graduates Have Varied Occupations – The Carroll County Board of Education in a summarization from the principals of the several high schools in the county has issued these facts concerning the occupation of the high school graduates of the 1944 class.  Liberal Arts College, 39; Teachers’ College, 1; Post-graduate, 5; Commercial School, 12; Nursing, 12; Farming, 31; Clerical, 100; Service Occupations, 28; Armed Services, 35; Manufacturing Industry, 30; At Home, 15; Unknown, 5; Deceased, 1; total continuing education, 69.   Democratic Advocate, January 18, 1946.

75 Years Ago

The Jail Not Empty – We have heard it mentioned over and over again that when prohibition went into effect our jails would be empty and would not be needed any more.  We are inclined to believe but little of the hearsay, as Baltimore city was overloaded last Friday with criminals and was congested to the extent that five bootleggers were brought to our jail for safety until they could be tried.  They are still with Sheriff Phillips and enjoying the warm heat and the menu served.  Several other counties received share of the criminals.  Baltimore city pays the expense while the prisoners were confined in the jails.  Democratic Advocate, January 15, 1926.

100 Years Ago          

Mr. George Ross, assistant postmaster of Toronto, Canada, who was in this county, this week, investigating the working of the rural free delivery mail system, with Postmaster Schaeffer, of Westminster, and several other officials, accompanied postal wagon D on its route on the 16th inst.  A photographer was with the party and when this place was reached a picture of the wagon of carrier 21, Joshua B. Shriver, a notice of which recently appeared in these items, was taken.   American Sentinel, January 19, 2001.