November 10, 1996

25 Years Ago

Grand Jury Urges Study Of County Drug Traffic – A study of drug traffic into and within Carroll county was urged last week in the final report of the May term Grand Jury. Expressing concern that 8 of the jury’s 67 indictments were for narcotics violations — 3 for possession of heroin — the Jury urged future grand jurors to investigate the local drug situation. “The problem of modern day drug abuse seemed to be ‘brought home’ to the Grand Jury by the fact that some of the drug case defendants were from the same home towns as members of the Grand Jury.” the report said. One of these “home town” defendants is a 21-year-old Westminster man, who along with two Baltimore men were indicted for possession of heroin and controlled dangerous substance paraphernalia. A fourth man, charged in the same incident early last January, died a month later of a narcotics overdose, “probably heroin,” a Baltimore city morgue official said at the time. Democratic Advocate, November 8, 1971.

50 Years Ago

American Education Week in November 10-16. This is the twenty-sixth observance of education week. The general theme for this education week is “Education for the Atomic Age.” The
seven goals that will work toward tomorrow’s world are, “Practicing Brotherhood, Building World Security, Facing New Tasks, Developing Better Communities, Strengthening Home Life, Investing in Education and Promoting Health and Safety.” American Education Week is of critical importance in 1946. The discovery of the atomic bomb marks a turning point of human life. Education is being built into the framework of international organization. Scientists say that “Peace” is the only defense against the atomic bomb. The way of life is the way of “Peace.” The four great dangers to continuing peace are — ignorance, prejudice, bigotry, and greed. Education pays dividends; ignorance makes waste. The best investment today is in education. Democratic Advocate, November 8, 1946.

75 Years Ago

PROHIBITION WILL COST $10,000,000 NEXT YEAR – Washington, D. C., Nov. 4 — Congress will be asked for $10,000,000 for the enforcement of prohibition during the next fiscal year, an increase of $2,5000,000 over the appropriation for the current year. Prohibition Commissioner Haynes making this announcement today, said the increase would be sought to enable a more complete and efficient enforcement of the prohibition laws thru enlarged forces and facilities. Haynes approved today the first two applications from breweries for permits to manufacture and sell beer for medical purposes under the new Treasury regulations. Democratic Advocate, November 11, 1921.

100 Years Ago

Turned Out to be Horse Thieves – The young men who were arrested in Taneytown district on Thursday of last week, one of whom was shot in the knee, as told in the ADVOCATE last
Saturday, have been proven to be horse thieves. The horse and wagon they had stole from Charles Schaeffer, who lives in Dauphin county, Pa., above Harrisburg. Mr. Schaeffer heard of the arrest of the young men, and came here on Monday. He not only identified the horse and wagon, but also knew the men. Eldrish now gives his name as Frederick Hock, and Holmes calls himself Samuel Wallwick. Hock’s home is in Philadelphia, and Wallwick is an Englishman. Several years ago Mr. Schaeffer’s father found Hock in Harrisburg, and took him home with him. The youth worked well, and came back to work the following fall. This year, on Tuesday of last week, Hock and Wallwick went to Charles Schaeffer’s and helped to haul in corn. At night they stole Mr. Schaeffer’s horse and wagon. The young men will be tried here for resisting arrest, and after they have paid the penalty they will probably be claimed by Pennsylvania authorities to answer the charge of horse stealing. Democratic Advocate, November 14, 1896.