January 25, 1998

25 Years Ago

Polluters Foiled—The Mad Polluter and assorted bums, hippies and litter-bugs were decisively defeated Friday in three battles at the Taneytown Middle School. In three plays presented by
the Seventh and Eighth Grade Science class, the forces of cleanliness and good order were victorious in a “knock down” fight against the “bad buys.” To the cheers of nearly 500 students viewing the action, Spic, Span, Sparkle and Comet attacked Scummy Steve, Buggy Bill and Susie Smudge on the litter-filled stage and won for ecology by literally putting the litterbugs in their place. The Carroll Record, January 25, 1973.

50 Years Ago

NEW WINDSOR CITIZENS TO ORGANIZE FIRE CO.—About 200 citizens interested in the organization of a fire department for New Windsor and community gathered in the Carlton theater Tuesday evening. Mr. Hesson presided at the meeting. A state insurance representative spoke before the gathering and announced that the insurance rate would increase from 22 cents to 35 cents on a $100 if the fire department was not organized for that town. When asked for members to support a fire department for the city about 65 put their names on the dotted line as members. An election of officers will be held next Tuesday evening. A new fire pumper will be purchased sometime in the near future. The following from the Union Bridge Fire Department were present to assist in the organizations: Howard Gray, Emory G. Minnick and Lewis Baker. Democratic Advocate, January 23, 1948.

75 Years Ago

BASKETBALL TONIGHT AT THE ARMORY—Westminster High will have as it opponents the Frederick High Five. Frederick no doubt will be represented by a strong team, and as this is the first game played between two schools, it would be folly to predict the outcome. Gettysburg High which as a team that plays in cyclone fashion thought that their reserve team could trim Westminster High and judging from scores in former years this looked easy and accordingly scheduled a league game for their first team at the same time. The game was played at Gettysburg last Friday evening and resulted in the unusual score of a tie 20 to 20 at the end of the game. It was decided to end the game a tie. Westminster outplayed Gettysburg on the floor but were off in shooting goals. Thursday evening W. H. S. played a return game at Arnedtsville and had to do the hardest kind of playing to win. At the end of the first half the score was 14 to 13 against us. Final score 22 to 18 in favor of Westminster. Democratic Advocate, January 26, 1923.

100 Years Ago

Silver Run Items—The hotel question is again being discussed among the people of our village. There was a new applicant around for signers, but we cannot say at present whether he will
succeed in procuring them or not. There have been no hotels in this place since last May, and since that time every thing has moved along quietly and all appear to be as happy and hearty as they were before the hotels were closed. But it seems that some of those that do feel happy and hearty since the hotels are closed are still not contented. It is rumored that some of them that fought hard to have the hotels closed last spring are now giving their consent to have them opened again. This may be a false report, which we hope it is, and if it is not, hereafter we cannot judge our good people by their appearance at first sight. American Sentinel, January 29, 1898