May 17, 1998

25 Years Ago

Union Bridge Now Eligible For Federal Flood Insurance—Maryland Insurance Commissioner, Thomas J. Hatem, has announced that effective April 16, 1973, the town of Union Bridge
was made eligible for Federal Flood Insurance. Initially, flood insurance for this area will be provided under the “Emergency” Program in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended. The types of properties which are eligible for Federal Flood Insurance Coverage include single family residential, two-to-four unit dwellings and small business concerns, and the contents of these type properties. The maximum limits of insurance under the Emergency Program are: $17,500 for single residence, $30,000 for two-to-four family residences, and $30,000 for small business concerns. Contents coverage of $5,000 is available for both residences and small business concerns. Democratic Advocate May 17, 1973.

50 Years Ago

ATOMIC ENERGY EXHIBITION AT WESTMINSTER HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY— ATOMIC ENERGY, a new exhibition prepared by the editors of LIFE Magazine will be on view at the Westminster Jr. Sr. High School Library for one week, beginning May 21 and continuing through May 28 it was announced. ATOMIC ENERGY was prepared in consultation with the United States Atomic Energy Commission which has urged nation-wide education on the subject. The thesis of the exhibition is that science is truly international; and that atomic energy is not an exclusively scientific matter, but will inevitably involve social and political questions. More concerned with the practical use of atomic energy to date than with nuclear physics, the numerous photographs emphasize the importance of the layman’s understanding the social and political aspects of this great new source of energy. Democratic Advocate, May 21, 1948.

75 Years Ago

WANT HOTEL CLOSED.—More than 300 signatures were attached to a petition filed Tuesday in the office of Amos W. W. Woodcock, United States District Attorney, asking for the closing of the North Branch Hotel, at North Branch, on the border of Baltimore and Carroll counties. The place was raided May 5 by prohibition agents. Democratic Advocate, May 18, 1923.
100 Years Ago The Wheelmen—The Cycling Ramblers will hold a club run to Hanover on Sunday, May 22d. The club will assemble at their club room in the Wantz Building and the start will be made at 7:30 a.m. It is the purpose of the club to make this a very enjoyable run. The attendance promises to be large and those wishing to join the run will confer a favor by leaving their names with the secretary, Frank T. Butler, so the necessary arrangements can be made for dinner. The club intends holding a coasting contest in the near future, in which all wheelmen will be invited to contest. Handsome gold and silver medals will be offered as prizes. The date will be announced later. Club’s spring century run will be announced in a few days. Democratic Advocate, May 21, 1898