November 8, 1998

25 Years Ago

$1,250,000 Black and Decker Expansion Among Building Permits—A $1,250,000 Black and Decker expansion tops those building permits granted in Westminster since October 24. District Eight – Black and Decker for a steel and masonry addition to an existing building and repair to an existing roof, together valued at $1,250,000. TheCarroll Record, November 8, 1973.

50 Years Ago

Atom Bomb blast 50 Miles Away Makes Cattle Turn White—An atomic bombing on test grounds in New Mexico caused the hair of cattle fifty miles away to turn white, Army veterinarians have just disclosed. The cloud created by the bomb burst drifted more than fifty miles from the point of explosion, and deadly radioactive particles settled out of the moving cloud onto a pasturing herd of Hereford cattle. Such radioactive material is capable of producing many strange, if not crippling or fatal changes in the body. In this case, the effect was to turn the hair white. Exposure of the cattle was not anticipated in planning the bomb test. The “cattle in white” incident was pointed up by the writers to impress the need for close supervision of animals and foods in the event of an atomic attack. The veterinary profession already has assembled considerable information about atomic effects on livestock and pets, and about the treatment of atom bomb-produced illnesses, but much still must be learned along this line, the Army spokesmen declared. The Pilot, November 12, 1948.

75 Years Ago

Gov. Ritchie Re-Elected by 41,000 — Only Executive to Serve Successive Terms–All State Candidates Win. Democrats Elect Nine Local Candidates in Carroll.—Governor Ritchie lost Carroll County by 1657 on Tuesday. Four years ago he was defeated by less than 500. Holland pulled through by only 14 over Gordy, Robinson lost to Coleman by only 19, Young carried the county over Brewer by 4. Judge Thomas beats Brooks by 1799, the highest lead over any opponent in the county. “Bill” Phillips carries the county over “Bill” Bowers by 546. Samuel J. Stone is improving as he runs. He beat Kephart by 962. State’s Attorney Brown was re-elected by 225 over Walsh. Daniel J. Hesson defeated Walter R. Rudy by 546 for State Senator. The house of Delegates will be three Democrats—C. Scott Bollinger, John T. Yingling and Francis Earl Shriner, and one Republican, Melvin W. Routson. The Judges of the Orphans’ Court will be Thomas J. Haines, Democrat; J. Webster Ebaugh and William E. Green, Republicans. William A. Roop, who ran for re-election for County Commissioner was defeated by John W. Reaver by 238. John J. Johns is surveyor by defeating John D. Roop, Jr., by 663. Miss Mary Janet Miller, Socialist, received 55 votes in the county. She ran ahead of any Socialist or Labor candidate for State offices. Democratic Advocate, November 9, 1923.

100 Years Ago

New Windsor Items.—Election day came and went with surprising quietude. So quiet was it, that many of our citizens forgot to vote. Judging from the substantial Republican majority, it was principally the Democrats who, through their apathy, lost their blood-bought suffrage. The “bar’l” was scarcely tapped here this election. Since the notorious Hering-Weaver contest, our elections have passed off with undeviating honor and Christian fairness. We do not care who knows it. Democratic Advocate, November 12, 1898.