March 8, 1998

25 Years Ago

New Windsor Contracts For Water Tower; Revenue Sharing Looked To For Help—Banking on Revenue Sharing money to help upgrade their water system, the New Windsor Town Council Tuesday voted to construct a new $118,000 stand pipe water tower. The positive action followed a month-long analysis of various ways for financing a water tank which would assure adequate pressures throughout the town water system. Shopping for the water tower with $62,000 in the town treasury, the Council decided to issue bonds in the amount of $75,000 and apply the expected $8,000 annual revenue sharing receipts toward return of the bonds and payment of interest. Attorney Marker J. Lovell, retained by the town, reported that no alternate method for financing and “Improvement” of the town water system was possible. The Carroll Record, March 8, 1973.

50 Years Ago

Carroll Co. Veterans Housing Survey—The County Commissioners of Carroll County in cooperation with the Maryland Veterans Housing Commission, an agency created by the Maryland
Legislature in 1947, will sponsor a survey of Veterans housing conditions in Carroll County. The survey will be under the direction of the recently organized Veterans Housing Committee for Carroll County of which State Senator Stanford I. Hoff and Charles O. Fisher, Westminster, attorneys, are co-chairman. The decision to conduct such an investigation in Carroll County was reached in a recent conference of the County Commissioners, James P. Lazzati, Executive Director of the Maryland Veterans Housing Commission and representatives of Carroll County Veterans organizations. Mr. Lazzati explained that the Commission was created to compile information on the housing shortage, veterans housing conditions and needs, in order that it might plan a legislation program for the construction of some type of veterans housing for presentation to the next session of the State Legislature in 1949. Democratic Advocate, March 12, 1948.

75 Years Ago

State Normal School Walloped—The Maryland State Normal School could not cope with Westminster High Friday night at the Armory, either in floorwork or goal shooting. The score was 61 to 13. After the first few minutes of play it was evident that the visitors were not a match for Westminster. The home team jumped into the lead at the start and was never in danger of being headed. At half-time the score was 44 to 6. In the second half the second team went in for the ultimate winners and continued to roll up the count. Hahn and Ditman did the bulk of the scoring the former having 15 goals, while the latter came thru with 10 and four out of nine tries at the basket. Democratic Advocate, March 9, 1923.

100 Years Ago

Dr. Haley’s Case—In no case arising in this county since the trial of Joe Davis for the murder of Abraham Lynn, more than a quarter of a century ago, was greater interest manifested than in
the prosecution of Louis H. Haley, the so called “Indian Herb Doctor,” of Freedom district, indicted for shooting, with intent to kill, Mr. Charles H. Buckingham, which was concluded in the Circuit Court for Carroll county, on Tuesday last, when the jury rendered a verdict of guilty, on both counts of the indictment. The testimony was all in shortly before 3 o’clock, Monday afternoon, and the court allotted four hours for argument, two to the State’s Attorney and two to D. N. Henning, Esq., the prisoner’s counsel. The arguments were concluded on Monday and the case given to the jury. The verdict was rendered within less than an hour. The courthouse was crowded throughout the trial, and intense interest was manifested in the result. American Sentinel, March 5, 1898.