October 20, 1996

25 Years Ago

Junction Hires Center Director – Junction, Inc., has chosen a 25- year-old community organization expert to serve as the director of the youth counseling and recreation center it plans to
open in Westminster early next month. David Biegel, (pronounced Beagle), currently employed with the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee in Baltimore as an organizer for grape and lettuce boycotts, will officially assume the State-funded position on November 3. Junction Chairman Don Federico said that Beigel was hired because the members of the group saw a “critical need for community organization if their project is to be a success. Democratic Advocate, October 21, 1971.

50 Years Ago

DISTILLERY TO HONOR VETERANS – Monticello To Entertain Employees In Service 10 Or More Years To A Banquet – Cedarhurst, Md., (Special) —In recognition of their 10 or more years’ service members of the Pioneer Club at the Monticello Distillery Company, a Schenley Distillers Corporation affiliate, will be given a banquet Saturday night, October 26, at Haussner’s Restaurant, Baltimore, followed by a visit to some movie, stage show or other entertainment. During the banquet, the third annual one for Pioneer Club members, manager, will present meritorious service pins to the six employees who have become Pioneers this year by virtue of their completion of 10 years’ company service. The six are Radcliffe Helm, John Ralph Peltzer, Henry Long, Earl Henry, George Stansfield and Ernest Fowble. In becoming Pioneers, these men, under company policy, automatically will receive a paid three-week’s vacation each year. Three returned servicemen, Donald Bond, Earl Henry and Radcliffe Helm, are among the Pioneers to be feted, according to Richard B. Oursler, chairman of the arrangements committee. The Monticello distillery now has 15 Schenley Pioneers. It will be one of many Schenley affiliates throughout the country giving banquets for a total of 1,797 actively employed
Pioneers, including 262 who have entered the ranks during the present year. Democratic Advocate, October 18, 1946.

75 Years Ago

After perceiving the face of the moon partially obscured on Sunday evening persons not exactly acquainted with the reason for the strange conduct of this planet (notwithstanding the fact that the moon persists in getting full about once a month even in spite of the Volstead Law) they looked up their Hagerstown almanac and found it nothing more or less than an eclipse. The evening being clear it could be seen plainly. Union Bridge Pilot, October 21, 1921.

100 Years Ago

Free Delivery of Mails. – Postoffice Inspector W. J. Maxwell was in this city a part of last and this week, and has perfected arrangements for the free delivery of mail from this office, daily, to
those who receive it here. Those living outside the city limits are required to place a box at some convenient point on the route of the mail carrier, and mail will be delivered and gathered once a day, leaving this city about 7 a.m. The delivery began on Thursday, the carriers being Joshua Corbin, David H. Geiman, Mark Yingling and Samuel Tubman. We hope all will be prompt in aiding the service, so that it may be permanent as at present it is only an experiment and will be continued until the first day of July next. Democratic Advocate, October 17, 1896.