January 22, 1995

25 Years Ago

All-State Game At South Carroll On January 26th – Faculty Team Will Play A Squad Composed Of Well-Known Professional Baseball Players – On Monday, January 26, the South Carroll Faculty All-Star Team will play a team called Gentlemen II Americans at the South Carroll gym at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $1.00 for students and adults and may be purchased from any member of the South Carroll Varsity Club. Tickets will also be sold at the Sykesville and Mt. Airy Middle School offices or at the door of the game. The Gentlemen II Americans is composed of professional baseball players living in and around the Baltimore area. Under the rules of the organization eight or more of the following ball players will be present at the game: Brooks Robinson, Charley Bree, Curt Blefray, Jim Palmer, Dave Boswell, Casey Cox, Darrell Knowles, Milt Pappas, Frank Bertania, Jackie Brandt, Jim Spencer, Barry Sheltrone, Ron Hansen, Larry Haney, Tom Phoebus, Ron Swaboda, Hank Allen, Ed Brinkman, Dick Hall. Community Reporter , January 23, 1970.

50 Years Ago

CARROLL COUNTY SOCIETY MEETS – Annual Dinner Held At Park Plaza Hotel, Being Its 28th Anniversary of Founding – The Carroll County Society of Baltimore City held its annual dinner at The Park Plaza Hotel, Baltimore, on the evening of Friday, January 19, 1945. This was the twenty-sixth anniversary of the founding of the Society, and the One hundred and eighth birthday of Carroll County. Mr. Frank M. Hymiller, the president of the Carroll County Society gave the invocation. Following the delicious dinner which was called for 6:30 p.m., Mr. Hymiller who was the speaker of the evening, gave a splendid talk on the women and men of Carroll, and what the county means to us. At the speaker’s table were two charter members — Mr. and Mrs. H. Scott Roop who have always attended. Their only absence was an absolute necessity. Wish there were more like them. The program was in the capable hands of Mrs. Paul
Englar and Dr. Jesse S. Myers who were assisted by Mrs. O. Dale Hendrickson and Mrs. Harry J. Read. Mr. Paul Englar entertained with Moving Pictures of the Carroll County Outings which were held annually in the early autumn until rationing came to the fore. Also, there was a splendid picture of the happy children at the Fresh Air Farm. Democratic Advocate, January 26, 1945.

75 Years Ago

Mrs. Fabrizzio Tells How her Husband was Murdered – That the authorities had the right clue when they arrested Ernesto Petenziani at Union Station, Baltimore, on the morning of January 9, a few hours after the mutilated body of Dementio Fabrizzio was found on the R. R. tracks a short distance east of town, was borne out by the confession of the murdered man’s wife on Monday, who claimed that she had been silenced up to that time by the threats of the alleged murderer, who had been a boarder in the Fabrizzio family several years. On the day before the murder, she said her husband and Ernesto returned from work following a quarrel. It appears that Fabrizzio had suspected that Ernesto was paying attention to his wife and he wanted it stopped. The following morning they arose at about 5 o’clock to go to work. The woman prepared the breakfast for the men. Fabrizzio, her husband, left first, she stated. As Ernesto followed he took down from a nail a loaded shotgun. In less than a minute, she said, she heard the report of a shotgun. Ernesto, she claims, came back to the house dragging the body of her husband, which he left just outside the porch. It was then, she says, that Ernesto told her, “I have killed your husband. If you say the least word about it I will kill you. Later on we will go back to Italy and live there.” Ernesto then left, she said and carried the body of her husband about 25 yards to the railroad track. Here the body was found later chopped to pieces by a heavy train that had passed over it. Ernesto returned to the shack within a few minutes and, taking off his clothes, he calmly went back to bed to sleep. Union Bridge Pilot, January 23, 1920.

100 Years Ago Union Mills Items –

About ten o’clock last Tuesday night, as Mr. Wesley Yingling was returning from this village to the home of his father, one mile distant, he was accosted by a stranger in a lonely part of the road, and a piece of tobacco demanded of him. This Mr. Yingling refused to give and the man then asked him if he had any money. “Yes,” replied the plucky young man, “and I intend to keep it, too,” and walked on towards his home. Mr. Yingling was not further molested, but when he reached his father’s premises he noticed another suspicious character jump over the fence near the house and hurry down the road. These men were evidently prowling around for no good purpose and would have likely committed a highway robbery had they not selected for their victim a party who showed that he was a man of grit. Since the news of the robberies at Pikesville and Carrollton, many of our people are preparing themselves for emergencies by having revolvers and shotguns within convenient reach in their bedrooms. American Sentinel, January 26, 1895.