June 18, 1995

25 Years Ago

‘Summer Reading Carnival’ Slated At County Library – Carroll County Public Library will begin the “Summer Reading Carnival” for children this week and it will continue until August 21. All students who have completed the first seven grades are invited to register at any branch library or bookmobile stop. To play the game, the reader is asked to read eight books and keep a brief reading log. Upon completion of same, the reader will receive a reading achievement certificate and his name will be placed on the reader’s roster in his branch library. Among the new books at the library are Agatha Christie’s “Halloween Party”; James Leigh’s “The Rasmussen Disasters”; Leo Witwak’s “Waiting For the News”; Mikhail Sholokhov’s “And Quiet Flows the Don”; Rex Stout’s “Death of a Dude”; Edward Streeter’s “Ham Martin Class of ’17”; Dorothy Uhnak, ” The Witness,” and Jam Westcott’s “The White Rose.” These books fall in the class of adult fiction. Adult non-fiction include Benjamin Spock’s “Decent and Indecent”; T. Brazelton, “Infants and Mothers”; Lady Cynthia M. E. Asquith, “Diaries 1915-1918”; Albert Camus’ “Lyrical and Critical Essays,” and Robert Cruden’s “The Negro In Reconstruction.” Community Reporter, June 19, 1970.

50 Years Ago

West. Riding Club Show Proceeds Turned Over To War Memorial Fund – A fine gesture on the part of the Westminster Riding Club was the presenting of a check to the Carroll County War
Memorial Fund Committee in the amount of $130.36, the proceeds from the Carroll County Spring Horse Show, sponsored by the club in May. With more such benefits being held over the county, the fund can be increased so definite plans can be made to go ahead when the time to build is possible. Nearly two years ago, a group of interested persons met at the Court House in the interest of forming a Carroll County War Memorial Fund Committee. Feeling that plans should be formulated early in World War No. 2 that a fitting memorial should be carried through, an organization was effected. Claude T. Kimmey was named county chairman. At once Mr. Kimmey appointed a general committee in which each district in the county carried representation. With the officers and a most efficient and capable advisory committee, headed by Raymond S. Hyson, meetings were held frequently and a financial campaign was launched. Democratic Advocate, June 15, 1945.

75 Years Ago

The annual Motorcycle Gypsy Tour will be held Sunday, June 20, and promises to be the largest and best ever held. The start will be made from this place at 8 a.m. and proceed to Frederick via Woodsboro, and from there to the historic Harper’s Ferry. There on the Virginia side of the Potomac along a cool roadside winding along the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and amid a true gypsy atmosphere, ample refreshments in the form of good sandwiches and ice cream will be served. The return trip will be begun in ample time to reach home early. All motorcyclists are invited to bring their friends and join the tour and enjoy the meeting of hundreds of riders who will be there on that day. All who complete the tour will receive medals. Union Bridge Pilot, June 18, 1920.

100 Years Ago

Stephen Harner was tried before the Circuit Court for this county on Tuesday on an indictment charging him with forgery, and was adjudged not guilty. The name of the accused and that of
George M. Morrison were signed to a note for twenty-three dollars, upon which Harry C. Mort obtained the money from George H. Birnie, a Taneytown banker. Harner and Morris both alleged the forgery of their names, and Mort, who had left the State, was arrested and brought back upon the charge. He admitted his guilt, but accused Harner with participating in it. Mort escaped from jail some months ago, and is still at large. Mr. Harner, who has been a man of good reputation, stoutly maintained his innocence, and the judgment of the court exonerated him. No witnesses were required for the defense. American Sentinel, June 15, 1895.