November 19, 1995

25 Years Ago

UNICEF Drive In Local Area Yields $650 – The Rev. R. Gwinn Lacy, 1970 UNICEF Chairman for the Mt. Airy area, has the following excellent report to make: “The 1970 UNICEF drive in the Mt. Airy area has netted so far nearly $650.00. Appreciation is gratefully given to all those who solicited for this worthy cause: The Youth Fellowships of the local churches, the school teachers and children, the local businesses and private citizens. Once again we see the positive good of which our youth are capable. Let us give them our well deserved thanks, for in this day when we hear only of those few who make sensational headlines because of their escapades, we need to be aware of the greater percentage of youngsters who continue to silently serve others in need. If you were not contacted for your contribution to UNICEF, you may still contribute through your local church or you may send your contribution to Rev. R. Gwinn Lacy, 828 South Main St., Mt. Airy, or directly to UNICEF headquarters in New York City. The world’s forgotten and hungry children who depend upon your generosity.” Community Reporter, November 13, 1970.

50 Years Ago OUR GOLD STAR MEN HONORED-Legion Post Marks Armistice Day With Special Rites For 78 Known Dead Heroes – Gold Star Men from Carroll county for World War No. 2 were honored on Armistice Day when special services were arranged at the Armory by members of Carroll Post No. 31, American Legion. The unofficial record of those who made the supreme sacrifice stands at 78. The services began at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon when Commander John Eckard, with Adjutant Charles Ecker, escorted by the color guard composed of a soldier, sailor, marine and Legionnaire took their places in the main auditorium. The symbolic white cross marking the grave was effective in an arrangement placed in the center of the floor. Bordered with palms and ferns, the American Flag held major position, and during the ceremony the eternal flame burned in the tall urn. The helmet hanging on the cross belonged to Lt. Charles Maus and on it still slung the original mud from the invasion of Normandy beachhead. The basket of white and yellow chrysanthemums was placed in memory of Sgt. John Vernon Krumrine by his wife. Members of the families of deceased service men were seated in a reserve section. Legionnaires, many in uniforms, were seated in a body as were members of Carroll Unit No. 31, with their president, Mrs. Opal Forrocapa. Democratic Advocate, November 16, 1945.

75 Years Ago

Joseph Repp broke an arm near the elbow Thursday under peculiar circumstances. While he had his horse and wagon stopped on the road near Johnsville, a dog chased a rabbit across the road,
crossing near the hind feet of the horse which became frightened and ran away. Seeing the lines drag, Mr. Repp seized these and attempted to stop the frightened animal but in doing so was thrown against a rock alongside of the road. The horse was later stopped and he made the drive of six miles home before receiving surgical attention. Union Bridge Pilot, November 19, 1920.
100 Years Ago Manchester Items – A sad accident happened at the home of Mr. Freeman Weaver, living on the Glen Rock road one mile N.E. of Lineboro, on Tuesday of last week, which resulted in the death of Mrs. Weaver. It appears that on the morning of the above date Mr. Weaver saw a rabbit sitting near the barn and went to the house for his gun, which was kept up stairs on a row of clothes hooks fastened to a strip on the wall. Mrs. Weaver went up to get the gun and in taking it from the hooks had the muzzle forward and it is supposed the hammer caught at one of the hooks and caused the gun to go off. The whole load entered her left ankle, crushing it terribly. Her husband hearing the report ran up the stairs to find her lying upon the floor in a semi-conscious condition. She told him she had shot herself and was going to die. Dr. Stick was hastily summoned who at once saw that an amputation was necessary, which was successfully performed and for several hours the patient seemed to be doing well, but suddenly she was taken with a sinking spell that very much reduced her. Some time after another followed and then a third during which she peacefully passed away. Her remains were taken to the Stone Church, Pa., on Friday last and laid away to rest, Rev. S. M. Roeder, of this place, officiating. She was the mother of eight children, four of whom preceded her to the spirit world. Mr. Weaver is a son of the late Jacob and Eliza Weaver well known in this section. American Sentinel, November 16, 1895