June 7, 1998

25 Years Ago

‘Old Maryland Day’ Benefits 5th Graders—Recently the fifth grade at Taneytown Middle School held an “Old Maryland Day” sale in order to raise money for a field trip. While preparations for this sale continued, the Social Studies room became a workshop where the students made copies of the original charter, drawings, replicas of the early rag dolls, quilt tops, pillows, jewelry, candles and many other items to be sold. In addition the children collected old bottles many of which were antique and quite valuable. Other antiques were donated and sold. A bake sale was also held at the same time. Because of the real success of this sale the fifth grade will take two field trips before the end of the year – one to the Shriver Homestead in Union Mills and the other to the Catoctin park near Thurmont. The Carroll Record, June 7, 1973.

50 Years Ago

Westminster Man Elected President of MD. Bankers—Norman B. Boyle, secretary and treasurer of the Westminster Savings Bank, was elected president of the Maryland Bankers Association at the final session of the annual convention held in Atlantic City last week. Mr. Boyle served as vice president of the association during the past administration. He succeeds T. Howard Duckett, lawyer and banker of Hyattsville, Md. Mr. Boyle, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Boyle, has been engaged in the banking business since he was 19 years old. He joined the staff of the Westminster Savings Bank in 1914 and has continued with that bank since then. Democratic Advocate, June 4, 1948.

75 Years Ago

Base Ball – Win the Opening Game—Before one of the largest crowds that ever witnessed a base ball game on the local field the Westminster Athletic Club defeated the Western Maryland
College nine Wednesday afternoon, 9 to 5. A rally in the eighth and ninth innings, in which six runs were scored, won the contest for the club team. Dorsey, who did mound duty of the college nine, hit the ball hard and performed well on the hill. He hit a home run and a triple. He was the heaviest batter of the game. Democratic Advocate, June 1, 1923.

100 Years Ago

Carroll County Jail and Almshouse —Last week Mr. G. S. Griffith, President of the Maryland Prisoners Aid Association, and Rev. Wm. C. Stoudenmire, general agent, visited the jail and
almshouse last week. Following is their report: “In the Carroll county jail, at Westminster, we found 11 prisoners, all male, except 3—1 white woman. Petty larceny was the charge laid against nearly all of them. Three of them are sentenced to the Maryland House of Correction. The rest are waiting trail. The sheriff, Mr. Ephraim Haines, is in hearty sympathy with the work of our association. He had just succeeded in raising a purse of $4 or $5 for a prisoner, who was tried and found not guilty, that he might return home and resume life where he left off, without being compelled to beg. Democratic Advocate, June 4, 1898.