June 11, 1995

25 Years Ago

Cancer Crusade In This County Exceeds Goal – $13,768 Contributed As County Tops Quota Of $13,000 — Richard Mariner Is General Chairman – The 1970 Carroll County Cancer Crusade is at the 105.9% mark, with $13,768 in donations deposited toward its goal of $13,000, according to Richard Mariner, of Westminster, general chairman of the American Cancer Society’s educational and fundraising campaign in Carroll County. Mr. Mariner said that $4,398 had been banked by his volunteer crusaders in the past two weeks for the Cancer Crusade, which officially opened in Maryland this past April 5. Mr. Mariner wishes to thank all volunteers for their part in helping Carroll County exceed its goal. All volunteers working on the Carroll County Campaign are urged by Mr. Mariner to turn in their donations as soon as possible, so that the local contributions can be deposited and put to immediate work in the fight against cancer. He also requested local Crusaders to “follow-up” on their assignments in the event that residents and businessmen were not at home or not available when first called on for
donation to the American Cancer Society. Forty percent of funds contributed to the local Cancer Crusade are used in nationally coordinated projects of cancer research and program development. Of the $22 million budget for cancer research in 1970, more than $577,000 is being spent here in Maryland for grants to local researchers and scientists. Community Reporter, June 12, 1970.

50 Years Ago

Sykesville Students To Broadcast – Sykesville high school students will broadcast over station WBAL, Baltimore, on Saturday, June 9, at 4 p.m. The skit which they will dramatize is called
“After the War —then What?” and is presented under the sponsorship of the Maryland Congress of Parents and Teachers. Seven members of this year’s senior class, under the direction of Miss Margaret Routzahn, will participate in the fifteen minute transcribed program. They are as follows: La Rue Day, Margaret Hawkins, Fern Tinkler, Albert Isaac, John Magee, Richard Pickett and Harold Resnick. The program will be the final one in a series entitled “Youth Talks it Over”. Previous programs dealt with youth problems such as how to be popular, going steady, and secret societies. Each of the other seven programs was given by students of a different Maryland county. Sykesville was selected to represent Carroll county because of the affiliation with the state and national Congress of Parents and Teachers. The principal of Sykesville high school is John F. Wooden, Jr.Democratic Advocate, June 8, 1945.

75 Years Ago

Another general meeting was held in the Town Hall Wednesday evening in the interest of the 5th of July entertainment. Owing to lack of enthusiasm the Sham Battle feature was eliminated.
Nothing has been heard yet regarding the aeroplane feature. Three games of baseball were decided on—the first between the Cement Plant baseball celebrities to be given in the morning. We understand both teams are so sure of victory that they deem practice unnecessary and will meet each other on an even footing on the 5th. The game will be called no later than 9:00 and it is confidently expected that by noon every member will pass the remainder of the day in lethargy. Two games will be played in the afternoon between the local team and visiting teams. In the evening there will be Boy Scout contests and at night a display of fireworks. Music in the afternoon and night. All persons in the town are requested to decorate. A number of the details remain to be worked out, but when completed will furnish a solid day’s entertainment for all. Union Bridge Pilot, June 11, 1920.

100 Years Ago

The Carroll County Telephone System – The Exchange of the Western Maryland Telephone Company of Carroll county, located in the Albaugh block, on Court street, this city, was
formally inaugurated on Saturday last. It has previously been open to the use of subscribers having instruments, free of charge, but rentals commenced on that day. The lines of the company are now open to Frizellburg, Mayberry and Taneytown; Bird Hill, Gamber, Eldersburg and Sykesville, and before this reaches our readers may be open to Manchester and Hampstead, the line to the latter place being about completed. In a short time the entire system of the company will be in operation by the completion of the line to Middleburg, which has been delayed by difficulty encountered in procuring poles. The exchange in this city is operated during the day by Miss Kitty Noel, whose long experience makes her very efficient and insures very prompt and satisfactory service. Mr. Albert Little will be the night operator and will be subject to call at any hour during the night. This will be a great convenience to subscribers and afford the best possible facilities for communication between whom whenever the occasion may arise. The enterprise of the company in furnishing a service of this character is worthy of commendation, and the number of voluntary subscribers for instruments indicated that it is appreciated by the people. An additional switchboard at the exchange will probably soon become necessary, as the one now in use has only a capacity of fifty and is about filled. American Sentinel, June 8, 1895.