March 16, 1997

25 Years Ago

Today’s Paper Has Community Fallout Shelter Plan — The new community fallout shelter plan for Carroll County is included in this newspaper. According to the County commissioners, “The information developed in the plan could save the lives of thousands of persons in the event of attack. “This information has been the result of careful analysis and professional planning. We hope that the people of Carroll County will read the information carefully and then put in with their other valuable papers,” they said. The plan tells how to improvise a shelter at home as well as listing public shelters in the county and giving practical information on subjects such as provision of supplies and waste disposal. Friends and neighbors of readers of this newspaper who do not receive a copy of the plan may get one by writing or call the county Civil Defense office, 66 E. Main Str., Westminster. The Carroll Record, March 16, 1972.

50 Years Ago

Notice To The Public — The Department of Maryland State Police has received complaints that advertisements are being solicited for year books, etc. and the name of the Department is being used in order to secure and aid in their work. This is to inform our business men and private citizens that the Department of Maryland State Police is not soliciting funds and have never approved solicitations by anyone. Anyone having information of such illegal use of the name of this department should contact the nearest barrack, who will take appropriate actions. This order has been issued by Col. Ober of the State Police. Democratic Advocate, March 21, 1947.

75 Years Ago

Still Found Near Taneytown — On Monday night State’s Attorney Brown, assisted by Prohibition Officers Flinchcum and Berman, and Officer Weigle, made a raid on the premises of Aquilla J. Stottlemyer, at Trevanion, on the property of Percy Shriver, and found two stills, a five gallon and 10 gallon and five gallons of grain mash. Stottlemyer was taken to Baltimore before Commissioner Supplee and released for a hearing next week. Democratic Advocate, March 17, 1922.

100 Years Ago

Harry Zimmerman, son of George H. Zimmerman, near Snydersburg, on Monday shot and wounded a large gray eagle. He caught the eagle, and found it was not seriously hurt. It measured 7 feet and 3 inches across the wings and 3 feet from beak to end of the tail. It weighed nearly 12 pounds. A few weeks previous the young man shot a bald-headed eagle the measured 6 feet and 3 inches across the wings. Democratic Advocate, March 20, 1897.