Historical Society of Carroll County

Baltimore Sun Article for March 25, 2001

25 Years Ago

Carrolltowne Plans 800 Housing Units – The developer of Carrolltowne, a subdivision planned for Eldersburg, has received the go-ahead to begin planning for 800 units which will be built during an eight-year span.  Assistant Planning Director Ronald E. Baily said the consensus reached by the commission last Tuesday is merely an indication to the Commercial Credit Development Corporation of Baltimore it is on the right track.  He emphasized it does not mean the developer has received approval for the subdivision planned at Ridge road off Rt. 26.  “We’re only giving the developer a starting point,” Mr. Baily explained to the commission.  “The developer needs to know if its plans for those units are in line.”   Sykesville Herald, March 24, 1976.   Sykesville Herald, March 24, 1976.

50 Years Ago

Hoff to Award Scholarships — Women and Men are Eligible for Full Tuition at St. John’s College — Annapolis, Md., — For the first time young women as well as young men in Carroll county are eligible for the full and tuition state scholarships to St. John’s College, according to a recent decision by the Attorney General, the College said.  When Maryland’s oldest liberal arts college went co-ed last December there was doubt as to whether women would be permitted to take advantage of the 52 state scholarships to St. John’s until the recent action by the attorney general’s office.  The four-year scholarships open in the fall of 1951 will be awarded by Senator Stanford Hoff from the results of examinations given March 31.  This year’s county high school graduates may inquire from local principals for examination details the College said.  The full Carroll county scholarship is for room and board as well as tuition, while the second, worth $2,600, is for tuition only.   Democratic Advocate, March 23, 1951.

75 Years Ago

Wednesday evening at Western Maryland College, Gettysburg and Western Maryland Colleges debated the question as to whether or not the U.S. should enter the League of Nations.  Western Maryland had the affirmative and Gettysburg the negative side.  The judges, Prof. E. C. Seitz, of this city; Prof. L. M. Wagenman, of New Windsor , and Joseph D. Breaks Esq., of this city, decided the debate in favor of Gettysburg College.   American Sentinel, March 26, 1926.

100 Years Ago

Rev. James Fraser has purchased New Windsor College, which he intends to improve very considerably and open regularly for the reception of students in September.  The college, which had been under the supervision of Rev. J. M. Nourse as president was closed last week.  Possibly a school may be kept in operation until the close of the college year by Mrs. A. M. Abbott, one of the lady teachers.  She began on Wednesday with a few pupils and will continue for the time specified, if the attendance shall justify it.  During the vacation the repairs and improvements contemplated by Mr. Fraser will be completed.   American Sentinel, March 23, 1901.