June 14, 1998

25 Years Ago

Foreign Visitors—Members of a Soviet Technical team visiting the United States stopped to gather information in Union Bridge recently. The tour, under the auspices of the Bureau of
Reclamation of the U.S. Department of the Interior, visited selected cement plants and government research facilities. The Soviet’s visit is part of a program of continuing cooperation and exchange between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. The Carroll Record, June 14, 1973.

50 Years Ago

Choral Group To Be On Television – Sunday Evening At 9:15 O’clock Under Direction Of Prof. Noe – Group Consists of 50 Voices—”A Salute to Westminster”, the First program of its kind will be presented over Station WMAR-TV (channel 2) on Sunday evening, June 13, beginning at 9:15, by the Westminster Community Chorus under the able direction of Prof. Thurston Noe, music instructor of the Westminster High School. This program will originate from the members Room Auditorium of the Museum of Art at Wyman’s parkway in Baltimore and will be televised over WMAR. Mr. Robert Schilling will assist Prof. Noe at the piano. The Community Chorus members are from town and rural areas and at present has a membership of fifty. Democratic Advocate, June 11, 1948.

75 Years Ago

$12,000 In Stolen Bonds Are Recovered—Twelve negotiable bonds that were stolen from the Monrovia Savings Bank, Monrovia, and the Woodbine National Bank, Woodbine, about a year age have been recovered. The bonds, which amount to about $12,000 were found in several Boston banks, according to Chief Investigator Geo. Mumford of the State Police. A man who is said to have admitted to Boston police is now under surveillance and his indictment, will be asked at the next meeting of the grand juries of Carroll and Frederick counties, Mr. Mumford said. The Monrovia bank was robbed on the night of May 25, 1922. Bonds valued at $25,000 were stolen. The Woodbine bank was robbed on May 29, 1922. The robbers burned through two thick doors of the banks vault with an acetylene torch and escaped with securities valued at approximately $30,000. Democratic Advocate, June 8, 1923.

100 Years Ago

The Bicycle Meet—The arrangements for the Bicycle Races at Pleasure Park, near this city, June 30th, are progressing very satisfactory. This week the various committees got to work and the details are all taking shape. The program as outlined consists of ten events, viz:—A one mile novice; a mile open; a mile for Carroll county riders; one mile handicap; half-a-mile for boys under 18 years of age; a five mile handicap; a two mile multicycle handicap; half a mile consolation for riders who have not won a prize at this meet, and a coasting contest open to riders from all parts of the world. These events will no doubt create great excitement, especially the two mile multicycle handicap race. This race will have in it, single wheels, tandems, triplets and quads, viz:—One, two, three and four seated machines. Democratic Advocate, June 11, 1898.